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CHALLENGE! Be Your Own Friend!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

My challenge to each and everyone of you for this new year of 2013:


Many of us treat our friends with respect. You want them to be happy and to be healthy. Many times we put them first.We don't say mean discouraging things to them. While we might give constructive criticism it is out of love.
So Love yourself. Put yourself first. make yourself a priority in your life!

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GOODGETNBETR 1/7/2013 8:28AM

    emoticon Great advice. Good luck to everyone accepting this challenge.

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WONDERFUL2BME 1/4/2013 5:41PM

    This is so true. Evenings are my test of resolve! In many of the testimonies of people who gained great amounts of weight, they say that evening eating was what did it. I think about that when I have reached my calorie range to help keep me from destroying the days progress. I just tell myself I can have whatever I want tomorrow (just not all of it!).

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/3/2013 10:09PM


Yes. This is a challenge!! Women are the caretakers and we often martyr ourselves to our families.

Thanks for the reminder!!

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SNOWJESTER 1/1/2013 1:57PM

    This is so true. If anyone said half of the things I say about myself to my friends, I'd slap them...

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MY 100%

Monday, December 31, 2012

I made myself a last minute goal to get 100 miles in with my NIKE + running app. before the end of the year. I didn't start it until sometime after july. Anyway.... I finished it today!
I went with my daughter to her school to watch Elizabeth. So we took her stroller and walked this way and that way and up and down the incline. after 2 miles she fell asleep. I dropped her with my daughter and did my own thing for the rest of the time. I finished with taking the stairs to a different floors and walking around and did that for a little bit. went back to get a drink of water and she said I am going to pack up now... so I said I will take another lap or two around. I did the stair thing again came back and hit done. didn't even look at how far I had done. I could do more later if I needed to. It added the miles from today and stopped at... are you ready for this?....

100.00 miles. EXACTLY.

How awesome is that? I think that is a very good omen for me for next year. I did finish college this year- which is a very big accomplishment... and loose about 25 pounds.
But monetarily this year has been super hard with things getting stolen and items needed repairs around the house. I spent over$ 1200 more on my house for repairs than I usually do. then had my iphone which was 200, stolen so had to buy another one and another contract 200.00, then it broke- 170.00 with insurance to replace it. I also had a leaf blower stolen, kindle fire, GPS, and my purse. add to that my laptop was repaired- that didn't last so got a new one.
Yep- this has been a RED year for me. But.... I have great hopes for the coming year!

I think that it is a message to me to give MY 100% into whatever I do. I didn't give my all at everything and look what I accomplished.
What will my life look like if I do??? I'll let you know next year!

(I say my 100% because everyone has a different amount that they can put out. And judging yourself against anyone else --- just doesn't work well.)

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WINNIE1978 1/1/2013 6:09PM

    Congrats on reaching your 100 miles goal! emoticon

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LE7_1234 1/1/2013 5:00AM


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KOOKYKATHIE 12/31/2012 11:14PM

    Sounds like you're doing great my new "Short Spark Friend". emoticon


HAPPY NEW YEAR! emoticon

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RYCKJUNG 12/31/2012 10:20PM

    Here's to perseverance. All the best for a successful 2013! emoticon

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Fit Bit first day

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

First day for my fit use. I couldn't wait to get it.
I have an active job and most days can get in at least 10,000 during the school year. It is my days off that I don't move near as much so hope this will inspire me to do so.

Today was our special Christmas Dinner at work for the college kids and I worked 10 hours not including my break. then I stayed and had some Christmas dinner, Only comes around once a year. They do it right with prime rib, fried shrimp, egg nog, hot cider,.... I enjoyed myself but didn't stuff myself either. I ate on the light side the past 2 days so I could enjoy and not worry.
so far I have walked over 23,000 steps today and I did 7 flights of stairs. But hey- I am under 5 foot so it takes me more steps to go the same distance as a 6' person.

So far I love I love my fitbit one- . you don't even notice that it is there. I wear it on the inside of my bra because I don't want to loose it. curious to find out about the sleep part.

If any of my spark friends have one I would love to connect with on on Fitbit also- so let me know.

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MOSTMOM1 12/11/2012 9:23AM

    I'm having so much fun with mine!

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LESSOFMOORE 12/9/2012 9:33PM

    All that I know about the Fitbit is that it's supposed to measure your steps and all the calories you burn. That's why you're supposed to wear it while you sleep.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 12/7/2012 5:13PM

    You are one very active lady!
I know there is a FitBit team:

I have NO CLUE what one is.
Have fun!

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MJ7DM33 12/5/2012 9:00PM

  emoticon Keep up the good work!

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SUSIESLIM62 12/5/2012 10:40AM

I'm under 5 ft too! I hear ya about the steps! emoticon You're doing emoticon I have a pedometer I can plug into my NintendoDs, but I haven't set it up yet (need batteries for the DS) but you've inspired me to do so. emoticon Keep up the good work! emoticon

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/5/2012 7:04AM

    WoW! You ARE active! I got my Fitbit a couple weeks ago and I have yet to break even 15,000!

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GOODGETNBETR 12/5/2012 4:13AM

    emoticon on your new motivator and creating balance around your holiday meal.

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KOOKYKATHIE 12/5/2012 12:52AM

    Dear Spark Friend, WOW someone else under 5' Glad to meet you. It sure is hard keeping the weight off these short bodies isn't it? emoticon Not much room there to put extra weight.
Now I have to ask; what is a Fitbit?


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3RDBABYWEIGHT 12/5/2012 12:43AM

    Awesome! There is a Fitbit sparkteam also with a section for people who want to connect on Fitbit. I just got mine about a week ago and also love it. I haven't connected with anyone else yet, just read the post.

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MSBEKANATOR 12/4/2012 10:31PM

    Glad to hear your report, I am planning on getting one soon. It is awesome that it works so well! :)

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personal bests today!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Less than a week ago I went to the podiatrist Because my right foot was hurting all the up my ankle. Adjusted my orthotics and I got a ankle brace. Before I was able to go I had to go back down to just a mile or so at a time.
On my third run since I got fixed up I did new bests! So I'm happy and proud of myself.

I had my fastest 1k. 1:18 minutes
5K. 55:44 minutes
Longest walk 4.14 miles in 74 minutes

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SUSIESLIM62 10/24/2012 10:28AM

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SPARKLINGHOPE 10/5/2012 11:07AM

    emoticon hope foot/ankle continue heal.

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DEBJAE 10/5/2012 10:11AM

    Woo hoo, progress is great! Keep it up! emoticon

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WONDERFUL2BME 10/4/2012 9:58PM

    Hi Char, Great on working on the personal best. How is your calorie range doing? Between the two, you will have an awesome October.

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Ready for Winter (but not the cold)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

I have been enjoying walking outside but know that winter will e come soon with the cold and slippery surfaces.
So I bought a treadmill so I can keep up my walking and hopefully incorporate it into the beginning of the day.

Now to get it set up

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DEBJAE 10/4/2012 10:39AM

    Way to plan ahead!

Since I live in Texas and hopefully there won't be too many slippery moments with freezing, my plan is to invest in some good cool weather clothes. I'll let you know when/if I bust my bottom, lol.

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