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What running app do you use?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

So I've been able to take my phone number from the corporate account and make it my own.
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This is a good thing. I picked up a new TMobile MyTouch Q (smart phone with a slide-out keyboard) yesterday and I'm excited about the possibilities.

I would love to hear from you - what apps do you use? For intervals, for running, for fitness, etc. I know there are lots out there, so I'd appreciate any insight you'd be willing to share.

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CK-DUBYA 11/13/2012 12:24PM

    I use Cardio Trainer. It's great for recording all of my workouts, but particularly useful for running. It notifies every couple of minutes of how far I've gone and my pace. I can also set it up for time, distance or calorie goals, interval training or to race against myself.

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OFFANDAWAY 11/12/2012 9:09AM

    I liked Couch to 5K's app when I first started, and then I used the Nike app for a while. Now I use Charity Miles - I wrote a blog about it here: http://mcmforjustin.blogspot.com/20
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CBAILEYC 11/11/2012 11:50AM

    Thanks for all your suggestions everyone!
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I do have a Garmin 305, and love it. However, I'm not so fond of running with the Garmin, and my mp3 player and my old phone. I'm looking forward to using just my phone now and again, hence my question.

I'll check things out and let you know what I decide to go with.
Thanks again!
C~

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/10/2012 5:53PM

    i dont have a cell phone!! sorry!!

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ANNESYLVIA 11/10/2012 4:40PM

    Wish I could help...no running apps for my Iphone

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DARK_CINDERELLA 11/10/2012 4:00PM

    Not sure if it's available on Droid, but I SWEAR by Nike+. Love that it has distance goals, time goals, built-in plans, and access to your playlists. I also love the connectivity to Facebook so that I get audible "cheers" every time it posts on my behalf (and people like the post) that I am starting a run. Also, the geek in me likes looking at the finished product on my computer screen.

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MIRAGE727 11/10/2012 3:13PM

    Before I got my Garmin, I tried RunKeeper, Endomondo, Cardio Trainer, & SportyPal. It's a matter of preference. RunKeeper, IMAPMYRUN, miCoach by Adidas, SmartRunner, & Endomondo always seem to make the "best" list. It's a matter of preference. I had to try them all.
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I decided it was time to get my Garmin 305, an older model recommended by an SP run mentor, and I'm glad I got it!
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All the best on your search.
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CRISSA1669 11/10/2012 12:48PM

    I use Bridge to 10K and use the distance setting on it, it can map routes, time, distance and the mileage slips, plus plays my music along the way. I also use Zombies!Run app when I am running alone...way fun!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 11/10/2012 11:48AM

    Enjoy your new phone! I'm sooooo happy that you posted this question - I've been wondering the same but I never think about asking. LOL!

I have Run Keeper but I don't really use it like I should. I need to take the time to figure out what it does. I would like some help with intervals and a audible prompt telling me my pace so I didn't have to look at my phone. I may have it. Thanks for the question so I can learn from you and others and so I can put this on my "to-do" list.

I just saw this that may be helpful.
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Update - Whoops - I have runmeter, not Run Keeper.


Comment edited on: 11/10/2012 11:58:28 AM

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ASWENTZ 11/10/2012 11:47AM

    I always use MapMyRun for running, while listening to iHeartRadio. You can also check out workout trainer by skimble. They have lots of free interval workouts. And for fun--Zombies, Run! Good luck and enjoy!

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DARKLIGHT31 11/10/2012 10:49AM

    I use Endomondo on my phone. It tracks my route, distance, pace and calories burned. It also does stats like lap time, split time and tells you your slowest and fastest laps. It uploads workouts to their website and you can upload to Facebook if you like as well. I've also used Runtastic, and it's fine too, I just happen to like Endomondo. I recently got a Fitbit and now use that as well as Endomondo when I run.

I've also used Endomondo for cycling and I use it for walking. For other training and sports, I just use the Fitbit or Sparkpeople fitness entries.

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A look back..

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I joined SparkPeople on May 5, 2010. That seems like a very long time ago, especially considering that, according to calculations at that time, I should have reached my goal and been 'done' and maintaining at this stage of the game. Ah well.

I quit smoking November 1, 2010. I have probably had a total of 2 1/2 cigarettes since that day. I call that a success.

I've participated in 4 Half marathons and countless 5K and 10K walks and runs.

I've volunteered for several run/walk events.

I've met some wonderful SparkPeople face to face who I now count as friends, although we don't get to see each other often.

I've made friends with other SparkPeople who I may never meet in person, but who impact my life positively and I'm grateful to know.

I help GayeMC lead the SparkPortland team, and as a team we have volunteered at the Food Bank together, we've gone on walks together, we've shared meals together.

I've had good days (months?) and bad. I've cheered on and encouraged friends and people I do not know, alike. I've been the recipient of similar support and enthusiasm.

This is a reflective time of year for me. Where I've been, what I've done, where I want to go. It's all up to me, after all. It's my decision. It's my time, and I decide what to do with it. I choose to continue forward, accepting the bumps and detours and roadblocks that I encounter, and figuring out how to work around them when necessary.
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C~

  
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ROEBUNCH 11/9/2012 11:27AM

    Well said!! I needed those subtle reminders today emoticon Keep sparking!!

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GAYEMC 11/8/2012 8:52PM

    You joined Spark on my birthday. No wonder I like you so much. I joined Spark 7/06 ans have just reached my goal. I reset another 10 lbs down about a week ago. I'm of the slow but sure wins the race! You have done great and will continue to do so. Let's go for a walk soon.

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/8/2012 10:00AM

    Fabulous stuff! Congrats!

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SPEEDYDOG 11/8/2012 9:55AM

    Hi Candy,

Congratulations on quitting smoking. Thanks for you support. One of the nice things about SparkPeople is that we get to read what people think and how they feel. You are doing well.

Thanks,

Bruce

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CHEETARA79 11/8/2012 9:01AM

    I love it! You're looking at the positive and you have accomplished so much.

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IMIN2GENES 11/7/2012 8:32PM

    Thanks for sharing your musings... I know I'm sure grateful that I've met you here through SP. Even if we never meet in person, you still motivate and inspire me. Onward and upward my friend!
Chris
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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/7/2012 7:25PM

    I am envious of what you have done with SparkPortland! Any pointers for another city's team leader?

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GETFIT2LIVE 11/7/2012 7:15PM

    It's so easy to look at how far we have to go and forget to look back once in awhile at how far we've come. You HAVE come a long way; just keep taking the next step, no matter how big or small. You will reach your goals, I know; enjoy the journey and believe in yourself, I do!

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IRISHBEANERGAL 11/7/2012 6:08PM

    Look back at all you have accomplished - no small feat, gal!

I'm proud of your successes and your "learning moments" - I know you are too.

I need to do this (look back, that is) and remember why I'm here. Thank you for sharing.

~Irish

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/7/2012 4:10PM

    same here....

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 11/7/2012 3:10PM

    I've been here even longer. I hate to think about it, especially when I read blogs about people losing gobs of weight in 10 months. Sigh.

I'm so glad you are here! You encourage me!

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ROXIT22222 11/7/2012 2:13PM

    You are awesome! I'm glad you are one of my friends. both spark and real life. Even though we don't see each other too often. Always nice to find you at a race.

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REALLY_ROBIN 11/7/2012 1:33PM

  I'm so happy to be on this journey with you!!!

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ENDUROVET 11/7/2012 1:10PM

    Yes, good points - forward, ever onward!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/7/2012 11:14AM

    It's good to have a goal to work toward, but the goal is not everything--the journey is probably even more important. I think you are awesome on your journey. I think it's great that you are out there running and walking and socializing with sparkers. I need to do more of that myself!

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Busy weekend..

Monday, October 29, 2012

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! I sure did. We spent Saturday doing lots of shopping and errands, and Sunday at home with the 'kids' doing chores.

We managed to, without actually meaning to, buy a new quilt and area rugs for the bedroom! We also bought some of those vacuum storage bags - you know the ones, you stuff this huge amount of blankets or clothes into the bag, then suck all the air out of them with the vacuum and they're flatter than a whole-wheat pancake! This is a good thing, because I apparently have a ~thing~ for quilts and blankets, as after we got the new quilt home, Bill started sorting out the old ones and stowing them away. We have quite a few LOL thank goodness for the storage bags!

We hit all our favorite stores and got the groceries out of the way as well. It's nice to get running around done on one day so you can spend the next at home. I'm absolutely one of those people (introvert?) who needs at least one day at home to recharge and re-energize.

We also bought some totes and I sorted out summer/too small clothes.
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I know it's only temporary, but it was bitter-sweet to pack away the size 16s that have been waiting patiently for me to squeeze my butt and thighs into them. Sigh. Ah well. I kept out the motivational pair to gaze upon longingly to keep up the desire to keep on track.

Sunday was spent doing laundry, cleaning, organizing, storing, sweeping, puppy grooming, snacking, and ignoring my menu plan. Pfft! Whatevs.

I've put the BodyBugg back on, set my game face...
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..read my menu plan, established a schedule of activities for the week, and I'm ready.

Did you hear me, fat?
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I'm coming for you, and I'm showing no mercy. You're doing DOWN!
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C~

  
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IMIN2GENES 11/3/2012 12:52PM

    emoticon I need a weekend like that. Love your trash talkin' girl! Keep kicking booty!

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ROXIT22222 11/3/2012 12:02PM

    I'm late to this party! Glad you got the body bug back on. Mine is annoying the heck out of me. Only cause it's so honest and showing me how bad I am doing. UGH.. I keep pushing on knowing one day it will all click again.

Hope you have a great weekend (now that it's back to the weekend)

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SUSUSUZZZIE 10/30/2012 4:14PM

    Your weekend sounds wonderful! It feels so good to get things organized. Don't fret because you'll be in those 16s soon!

I hope you are having a great on-track start to your week!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 10/30/2012 8:39AM

    GOOD JOB!!!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 10/30/2012 8:39AM

    I too need at least one day at home to recharge. I call them hermit days. The goal? Stay in your PJs all day. Doesn't happen to often but wow! Lovely when it does.

You give those old fat cells a good @ss whoopin. They deserve it!

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ONENEL 10/30/2012 6:57AM

    you go girl!!

totally understand about having to have a day to recharge!

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ENDUROVET 10/29/2012 3:24PM

    Heh heh. I hear you on the "needing one full day at home"... That SHOULD have been yesterday for me - but of course had to run to town a couple of times gathering stuff for Z's school projects - I'll be so glad when that boy can drive! (Remind me of this in a couple of yrs, when I'm chewing my fingernails in anxiety ;-)

& thanks as always for your kind comments.

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KASHMIR 10/29/2012 3:16PM

    Beat those fat cells up and toss them out on thier ear!!!

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GAYEMC 10/29/2012 12:33PM

    LOL! Trash talking fat. Fat hears you!

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Baked!..

Friday, October 26, 2012

I thought about Half Baked, but that's not entirely apt.

I've been on a baked fruit kick for breakfast these last couple of weeks. When I was recovering (lounging?) at home, I was lucky to have this hot fresh out of the oven. Bill has been thoughtful enough to make a new batch of this every other evening so I can bring it to work with me for breakfast the next morning.
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Reboot Apple Peach Bake

Ingredients
4 Peaches, sliced (remove pit)
2 Apples chopped
3 Tbsp. Raisins Figs are a great substitution
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon (or more to taste)

Nutritional Info
Fat: 0.7g
Carbohydrates: 69.6g
Calories:266.0
Protein: 2.3g

Spray baking dish with canola oil (or use non-stick cookware)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl then place into oven safe baking dish and cover
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until apples are soft
Cool and enjoy!
Serving Size: 2

Now, we've been making a variation of this - usually just one peach, one apple, one pear, cinnamon, and a handful of raisins. That of course changes the nutrition information, but you get the gist of it based on the recipe above.
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It's very important that you cover the pan before you bake. I forgot one time, and while it was still edible, it wasn't as juicy yummy as usual.

This is wonderful with either plain or honey greek yogurt (.25 cup) and sometimes a serving of granola. It is SO yummy and filling and satisfying.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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C~

  
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ANNESYLVIA 10/31/2012 10:01AM

    Sounds yummy!

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IMIN2GENES 10/28/2012 9:10PM

    Ooo... definitely going to try this some morning. I eat greek yogurt every morning and this sounds like I nice change up to my normal. Thanks!
Chris
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LISA01605 10/28/2012 12:05PM

    This is one of my favorite reboot recipes! I used to keep it really simple with just cut apples, raisins, and cinnamon. Felt like a decadent treat!

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GAYEMC 10/27/2012 7:57PM

    Sounds wonderful. I'm missing the fresh peaches but loving the Honey Crisps.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 10/27/2012 8:49AM

    ooo this sounds FANTASTIC!!! thank you for sharing!!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 10/26/2012 8:40PM

    YUM! This sounds WONDERFUL! It would be awesome with granola or oatmeal. MMMMMMM! The granola would make it sort of like an apple/peach crisp. I'm going to try this. Thank you and thank Bill!

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DOGSTARDADDY 10/26/2012 6:14PM

    Sounds yummy

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 10/26/2012 2:58PM

    Mmmmmm!!
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Think Bill would make this for me on the other every other nights??
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KIMCOLLINGS 10/26/2012 1:59PM

    Wow. That sounds great! I'll have to try it out!

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CREEKLADY1 10/26/2012 1:34PM

  Sounds great..going to try it!

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REALLY_ROBIN 10/26/2012 1:31PM

  Nummy!!!

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Not quite..

Thursday, October 25, 2012

So I'm feeling more of the physically active mojo lately, and that's a good thing.
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Bill and I have a walk scheduled for after work with the puppies, and then I'll finish off with a 2-3 mi run afterward.
We walked at OHS last evening, but that was only about an hour or so.
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On the strength side of things.. well, Irish is incredible in what she has accomplished and absolutely made me realize I need to get back into that weights/strength game again.

Go check out her blog and tell me she's not amazing!
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108810

Talk about motivation to make it happen!

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I am not comparing myself to Irish, or anyone else. I ~am~ admiring her hard-won ability and strength, and using that to motivate me!
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I can swing the crunches, but honey I'm no where near close to the other numbers. Heck, I can't even do ONE boy pushup! I struggled doing 5 girl pushups the other evening (yes, after reading that blog), and rather than giving up, I opted to change to wall pushups until I can rebuild that strength again.

Don't give in to failure - go around it!
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So I'm doing crunches and wall pushups alternately each day now. I still have my gym membership until March, so I really do need to make use of it. Just from the crunches and WPs, I can feel my muscles, a little achy, and I've missed that feeling!
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My nutrition, however, is still in the crapper.
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It's the same ole pattern - eating well during the day because I'm at work and I have my meals and snacks packed and portioned. When we got home last night, I had a delish chicken chili kind of dish Bill made in the crockpot, with a slice of bread. That should have been enough. Instead, I cruised like a shark toward the snack cabinet and spied the Ritz crackers.
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Y'all know my horrible history with these crackers. Bill bought them while I was in recovery mode and not leaving the house. Believe me, he got the 'you suck' glare from me when he unpacked them initially. I had ignored them clear up until I didn't, and then I caved.

A sleeve of crackers with greek yogurt jalapeno dip later, I was overstuffed, uncomfortable, and frankly disgusted with myself - at least I was when I woke up this morning. There's always the morning after remorse.

I logged it, and my calorie count was ridiculous. Seriously ridiculous.
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And that's why I'm still where I am. Yes, I'm gathering my resources and marshaling my troops and getting my *ss into gear - I need to reign in my eating, get my nutrition in order, and balance things out.

C~

  
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GAYEMC 10/26/2012 1:16PM

    emoticon of that I have no doubt!

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GINGERHAWK 10/25/2012 8:14PM

    Fantastic job on the exercise front. Hang in there on the food front - you can totally do this!

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DIANER2014 10/25/2012 6:48PM

    You can do it! Just hang in there! emoticon

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WALKAWAY 10/25/2012 3:32PM

    emoticon I used to have the after dinner eating demon under control, but for the last 6 months that's been emoticon in my day. Heck, depending on my day it starts the minute I walk in the door from work. I'm putting ST back on my evening schedule starting this weekend and then I need to find a project/hobby to work on.

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HEALING_LORI 10/25/2012 2:34PM

    Candy... I'm so glad you're gettin' your shtuff together!!
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I hear determination and grrrrr in your blogs and know that you are on your way! You have a ton of friends cheering you on. Eh, so you ate some crackers.... you lived and learned and now you ARE going to do better! The meal planning sounds wonderful and so does the alternating crunches / pushups! I couldn't even do ONE "proper" girl pushup and now I'm almost up to 10! I'll take that. Thanks for sharing your IRISH friend with us. She's super inspiring!!
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So after dinner when you feel the urge to get ridiculous.... you are going to hear Irish and all your sparkfriends .....
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"Back away from the cupboard - think APPLES and CARROTS!!"
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 10/25/2012 2:11PM

    I admire Miss Irish too! You and she are a lot a like in my book. I'm so proud of you both! I'm a big fan of those crackers too. I use to be really good at counting out a serving, 5, and that was it. Not lately. Sigh.

We can do this. I can't wait to see your numbers!

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IRISHBEANERGAL 10/25/2012 1:34PM

    Aww shucks, Candy - you flatter me. Thanks for the shout -out.

For the record? I am in AWE of your running - I want to be a runner... (sigh)

And once again, you have crawled inside my head - Candy, you are ME... seriously...

Eat perfect (YES PERFECT) all day - come home from work, sensible dinner.. and BAM... eat the house.

Up until 7:30pm I have it under control I stay up until about 10-11pm to catch up on stuff, do extra work (2nd job consulting) and general things that get lost in the day.. .and those hours until 11 are my nutritional beast.

If I drink water in hopes of killing the beast- I am up all night pee'ing... sorry tmi.

Any ideas you have are welcome... Duct tape comes to mind for me lol

Stay strong - and continue with your ST - it PAYS off.

~Irish

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REALLY_ROBIN 10/25/2012 1:07PM

  I absolutely hear you...I'm opposite I'm eating good...but not doing well getting my work outs in. We are worth doing it the right way, the healthy way. Let's do this together!!! You've got this Candy and so do I!!!



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KASHMIR 10/25/2012 12:49PM

    Sounds like the workouts are in hand, time to move on to the next goal. Nutrition! You will get it in line in no time, I know!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 10/25/2012 12:35PM

    that last quote sums it up!! keep going..you can do it!

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