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New Goals...New Motto

Monday, August 18, 2014

My 55th birthday is coming up this year at the end of November. I have decided to change my motto from STILL alive at 55 to FEELING alive at 55! What a difference just changing 2 words can make! I have 2 goals (birthday wishes) I would like to reach by my birthday. My new goal weight is 165 by Nov. 26th. which is about 15 pounds to lose. My exercise goal is to be able to run. Its funny that a year ago my goal was just to be able to walk and climb stairs with out feeling like I was going to have a heart attack, and now I want to run! At this point I don't care how fast or how far, I just want to say emoticon I found a 5 week running plan, and I am starting it today!

Let the birthday emoticon journey begin!

  
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PINKPANTHERS 8/18/2014 4:00PM

    emoticon goals! Love your new motto - two words really can make all the difference! emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 8/18/2014 2:12PM

    You are emoticon !

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KATIBUG49 8/18/2014 11:29AM

    emoticon Sounds like you have a plan & you are on your way!

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QUEENIEBELLE 8/18/2014 9:38AM

    Awesome! You have come so far and you will continue to go far. emoticon Double nickels is a good Birthday- enjoy in November! emoticon

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NUTRON3 8/18/2014 8:53AM

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KCSMOM9 8/18/2014 8:50AM

    Great goals. I used the Spark People Rookie Running Program and it worked great for me. emoticon

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JCLJR4547 8/18/2014 8:38AM

  GO FOR IT!

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Carol's Sunday Comic

Sunday, August 03, 2014

So I bought myself a nice used bike at a garage sale. emoticon I haven't been on a bike in years! I get it home and jump on to see if I remember how. It has hand brakes and I always thought they were on the top side of the handle bars and that you used your 4 fingers to squeeze them, but this bike had them on the bottom side of the handle bars and you would use your thumbs to squeeze them. Then I noticed my toes hit the front wheel when I turned, and there didn't seem to be much room between me and the handle bars. I asked my husband to take a look at it when he got home. Well, a little while later I went back out to try the bike again, and I noticed the reflector on the handle bars was facing toward the seat instead of the front where people could see it. That's when I had my aha moment (are you ready?) .... I had the handle bars/wheel turned backwards!! emoticon Hey what can I say its been awhile emoticon Lets just say it is a lot easier to ride now!

  
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MOOMSHINE 8/11/2014 2:13PM

    Who knew ‽ ‽

8-)

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NHES220 8/4/2014 12:43PM

    Oh Carol, that is too funny! Glad you figured it out!

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PINKPANTHERS 8/3/2014 11:41PM

    Hey you figured it out, had a chuckle. emoticon Way to go for trying and getting on to begin with! Enjoy it!

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POSITIVEHOPE 8/3/2014 11:22PM

    Giggles and grins. I've been thinking about getting a bike. Sounds like fun.

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ROCKPORT9 8/3/2014 8:27PM

    Love it!

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BABY_GIRL69 8/3/2014 7:45PM

    I love the aha moments.....

God bless & enjoy every day!

Dee

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Warning Exercise

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Could give you energy! LOL After my morning walk I had so much more energy that I came home and swept and mopped my kitchen and bathroom. I think I will tackle the cleaning out of the fridge next! So, unless you want a clean house don't exercise first thing in the morning emoticon

Carol

emoticon Happy cleaning!

  
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FUNZ81 6/25/2014 12:44AM

    That's kind of scary! LOL I like morning walks the best, too. It makes my whole day go better. emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 6/24/2014 8:42PM

    emoticon A clean sweep!

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PINKPANTHERS 6/24/2014 1:34PM

    Woo - hoo go you! emoticon I could use that morning energy boost for sure. Tho I would hate to waste it at work! emoticon I did get a lap in at break (10 am - I work on top of a high hill and we walk the circle down and up at breaks) and took a walk at lunch on the trolley trail nearby. Wish I was at home right now and could tackle some major cleaning! I'm considering taking next week off so maybe morning workout will help me get some work done then!

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SINFULLYQUAINT 6/24/2014 12:19PM

    Way to go! Now that is the kind of warning everybody needs to hear emoticon

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/24/2014 11:26AM

    Love this warning! emoticon Sounds like a great idea and glad you shared. Now- will you come over and tackle my chore list? emoticon SO proud of you for your commitment.

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ROCKPORT9 6/24/2014 9:49AM

    I'm hiding from 92 degree heat index at 8 am and the dogs agree. We will have to face it soon for our morning walk. Your morning sounds so energized! emoticon

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Summer 5% Challenge Diet Commitment

Friday, June 13, 2014

I try to follow the 80-20 rule...eating healthy at least 80% of the time. I eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. I try to keep calories between 1200-1500. I eat lots of protein, veggies, fruit, and try not to eat too many carbs. I also heard fat doesn't make you fat sugar makes you fat! So, I have been reading labels. I will work on portion control, and drinking more good old plain water.

I am always looking for good and easy and cheap healthy recipes, and Spark has so many! I have been following this eating plan for over a year so I have most everything I need in my fridge, and I just finished my grocery list for this weekend, and I am shopping this afternoon. My eating is a little different on the days I work. I do need to work on my cooking skills or lack of okay maybe I can cook, but I don't like to cook, lol.

I just cleaned my kitchen the other day, and I bought a new bright red dish drainer. You would be surprised at how that pop of color in something so cheap and simple brightened up my kitchen!

Carol

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/24/2014 11:29AM

    You have a great plan going on and working it great too! Your dish drainer sounds nice- I love red.

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ROCKPORT9 6/15/2014 6:35PM

    Great nutrition plan! emoticon

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NHES220 6/13/2014 1:43PM

    I stick between 1200-1550, but I am usually on the higher end. I justify that since I am usually exercising every day - running/elliptical and strength training a couple of days. I am happy with my weight loss, so I am not going to change at this point. I am low carb too and it is working for me. We do what works and stick with it!

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Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Thursday, June 12, 2014

1. Walk emoticon everyday (weather permitting) starting out 20 minutes and increasing my time and distance.

2. Swimming! emoticon the pool is now open emoticon I will look up pool exercises, and do them instead of just laying on the raft.

3. I will keep moving everyday doing yard work, mowing, gardening, housework, etc. I will allow myself to relax, but just not all day!

Carol

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/24/2014 11:31AM

    emoticon emoticon

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HARROWJET 6/13/2014 8:44AM

    Good goals. emoticon

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KAKAY56 6/12/2014 6:02PM

    emoticon emoticon

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RAYNBOWCHASER 6/12/2014 10:57AM

    emoticon plan! emoticon

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COLLEENCONQUERS 6/12/2014 10:42AM

    great plan !! and yes emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 6/12/2014 9:34AM

    emoticon Carol! I especially like your #3! emoticon

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