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SAS 103: Day 103 (Slow and Steady Challenge)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I'm on day three of my staycation. I'm very excited about that. I've been having a great time. I succeeded in my challenge. I completed the seven mile walk. It actually ended up being slightly less at a little over 6.5 miles. The weather was in the low 70s. It was perfect for walking. It took me over two hours to complete the walk. I'm so glad I did.

I felt a sense of accomplishment when I finished the walk. I got home and took a nice and long shower. I stretched before taking the shower. I really felt that walk in my legs and my butt. I knew I didn't need to do anything else regarding working out.

I ate well yesterday. I tracked everything. I had a successful day. It made me feel quite good inside. Today I will be doing some interval walking. I'll be alternating walking and jogging. I'm very excited about doing this. I love walking and jogging just kicks things up a bit. I know today will be another fun and successful day for me.

Charm

  
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SUETEA 10/14/2011 2:08PM

    Yeah! Well done on the walk and the tracking. Me time is so important!

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BABYSOX 10/14/2011 11:03AM

    Congrats on your successful walk. Don't you wish you could bottle of that feeling of accomplishment. I guess we can by doing it again..LOL. Have a great Staycation!!

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VICKLET31 10/14/2011 8:34AM

    emoticon Have a great day today!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/14/2011 4:50AM

    I love the idea of a staycation.
Have a great break
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4MRSDAND123 10/13/2011 5:55PM

    You are doing great!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 10/13/2011 5:02PM

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Spark on!


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BUCKEYEBRIE 10/13/2011 4:55PM

    Great job! emoticon

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RG_DFW 10/13/2011 4:35PM

    Way to go!!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 10/13/2011 4:30PM

    Good for you! Enjoy your time off -

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SAS 102: Day 102 (Slow and Steady Challenge)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I'm on day two of my staycation. I'm very excited about. Today I have a challenge for myself. I'm going to do a seven mile walk. I've done this walk once before. It's not an easy walk but I know I can do it. I'm currently battling a series of upset stomachs. That's definitely not a fun thing.

Yesterday was a fun day for me. I did a three mile walk and then did a one mile walk later. Exercise was wonderful. Food became an obstacle though. I went over in calories after having some rice. I misread the serving size and ending up having almost 1,000 calories from rice at lunch! The carbs were very high as well.

I did the best I could after that. I also decided to limit rice in my diet. I don't think it's worth the calories and carbs. I'm not feeling bummed out about. I learned a lesson about reading the label properly. Today is going to be fun for me. I'm relaxing and enjoying myself.

Charm

  
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/13/2011 1:57PM

    Hope you have a super walk today. emoticon

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FIREWORK20 10/13/2011 10:48AM

    Have a GREAT staycation and I hope you had a good walk as well! Seven miles is awesome!!

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SANDYBRUNO 10/12/2011 11:21PM

    It can be easy to misread a label. I have done that myself.

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INFLATED 10/12/2011 9:40PM

    I bought 25 pounds of rice a few months ago. My husband controls all of the money and there are many times that I don't have what I need to cook with or that comes close to being a healthy food. I use rice to stretch our dollar, but it is a high carb food as is spaghetti and pasta noodles.

Seven miles is a long way. I wish I had a dirt road with no traffic to do more miles. I only have the sidewalk or pavement to walk on since I take my rottweiler for safety.

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RG_DFW 10/12/2011 9:17PM

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 10/12/2011 6:47PM

    Enjoy your staycation.


Spark on!


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BUCKEYEBRIE 10/12/2011 5:40PM

    Have fun on your staycation!

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SAS 101: Day 101 (Slow and Steady Challenge)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I'm on vacation!!! Woohoo! I'm actually doing a staycation. I'm off work for the rest of the week. I really needed this time. Work has been extremely stressful lately for me. This is a great time to focus on me and reset my brain. I don't have any big plans for this time off either.

I had a busy day yesterday working from home. I was officially on vacation at 3PM. I was very relieved. I logged all of my food and met my nutrition goals. I also met my workout goals for the day. It felt great to have a successful day again. I really feel like I can do it.

I woke up this morning and had a three mile walk. That got my day started off nicely. I had a great and healthy breakfast consisting of fat free yogurt, two bananas, and a cup of Honey Nut Cheerios.

I'm feeling very encouraged and positive. I am having a fun start to my staycation. I starting to relax and clear my head. I'm going to do some cleaning today and write in my online journal. Today is going to be another great day.

Charm

  
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DANI5K 10/12/2011 9:45PM

    That's a great way to hit the reset button -- especially after a stressful week. Have a great staycation!!!

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CHARMANIA76 10/12/2011 4:14PM

    Thanks everyone! I'm truly enjoying this staycation. I've been doing a lot of walking in the last two days. I feel great and relaxed. My stress level has definitely gone down. I really needed this time and I'm glad I took it.

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BLACK741 10/12/2011 10:07AM

    what a great start to your staycation and what a great way to spend a vacation! I am all in favor of staying at home, relaxing, getting stuff done, without having to hustle though it type of vacation. Down time is ALWAYS good!

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INFLATED 10/11/2011 10:32PM

    I hope you have some fun while you are on your staycation.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/11/2011 5:44PM

    Hope you have a great staycation.

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HAKAPES 10/11/2011 3:56PM

    I enjoyed so much reading your blog! So much positive energy! Such a great way to start your vacation!

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RG_DFW 10/11/2011 3:15PM

    emoticon Way to go!

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BBONET 10/11/2011 1:19PM

    Enjoy your time off!! That's awesome that you have start to do things that are a benefit for you... Keep the good work and rest, relax and just plain have some fun! emoticon

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SANDYBRUNO 10/11/2011 12:53PM

    Enjoy your vacation.

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SAS 100: Day 100 (Slow and Steady Challenge)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Yesterday was the start of my new attitude towards weight loss for me. I tracked every single thing I ate. I felt extremely encouraged by it as well. It's been a while since I've truly felt that way. I didn't feel so positive before. I'm glad that I haven't given up.

I wasn't able to do the workout I wanted to do. My stomach was upset all day. I tried to do a Leslie Sansone DVD but my tummy was too unsteady. I ended doing some cleaning instead. I cleaned for over an hour.

I was within my calorie range yesterday. It's been a while since I did that. It felt good. This morning I woke up and did a 45 minute kickboxing routine. That rocked. I loved doing it. It started my day off right.

I'm working from home today and then I'm on vacation for the rest of the week. Yay!!! It's gorgeous out so I want to get out and do some walking after I get off work. I also want to bake some low fat oatmeal cookies. I have a yummy recipe for them.

I counting down the hours until I start my vacation. I can't wait!!!

Charm

  
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SANDYBRUNO 10/10/2011 11:39PM

    If your cookies turn out good please share the recipe. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite.

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MISSLISA1973 10/10/2011 10:29PM

    You hear a lot about tracking here on SparkPeople. I've recently starting to track a little more faithfully and am beginning to see what the fuss is all about. It really helps!

I hope your belly feels better soon. Enjoy your vacation!

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FANGFACEKITTY 10/10/2011 9:52PM

    Enjoy your vacation!

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BUCKEYEBRIE 10/10/2011 8:04PM

    Great job!

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MELLY3183 10/10/2011 4:33PM

    happy almost vacation!! yay for kickboxing!!

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DZIKO53 10/10/2011 4:14PM

    Cleaning is exercise!

Enjoy your vacation, pamper yourself a little!

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INFLATED 10/10/2011 3:31PM

    I hope the vacation will take away some of the stress and help with your stomach problems.

I use cleaning for my exercise many times. It is a good two-for, accomplishing two things at the same time.

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SUETEA 10/10/2011 3:17PM

    Have a wonderful time - I hope you get some really great walking weather!

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VICKLET31 10/10/2011 2:56PM

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ASRMOM 10/10/2011 2:22PM

    Great attitude! Have a fantastic vacation!!

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MYLIFEMADELITE 10/10/2011 1:26PM

    emoticonWay to go! Keep it up!

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SAS 99: Day 99 (Slow and Steady Challenge)

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Yesterday was a different kind of day for me. I started preparing myself for a change. I made some key decisions about my weight loss journey. I'm going to eat healthier than I have in a long time. I'm also going to start eating yogurt again. I tried having some this week and my stomach was fine. I've really missed having it.

I've been struggling a lot with digestive issues and stress. I've said that I'm not going to let these things get me down. Today my stomach has been upset a lot. I'm going to work out and not let it destroy me.

I feel positive and I know I can do it. I'm very encouraged by what's happening. I feel like things are picking up for me. I will lose weight. I will feel better. I'm going to get the weight off and improve my health.

Charm

  
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VICKLET31 10/10/2011 11:24AM

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FIREWORK20 10/10/2011 9:32AM

    emoticon Have a great day!!!

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INFLATED 10/10/2011 4:06AM

    I hope you start feeling better. It is hard to maintain exercise when you don't feel your best. I think you have been doing great!

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MADAMES 10/10/2011 2:45AM

    You csn so this! We are here to support you on your journey!

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DUSTYGIRL25 10/9/2011 11:25PM

    Very good for You! I ate some ice cream today and later had a stomach ache. Back to yogurt for me too!
Sounds like you have a great plan.
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