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OMG I just have to share...

Friday, April 20, 2012

I was just cleaning out my closet and came across a stack of jeans that I haven't had on in years. I was about to toss them all . . . don't hang onto your skinny jeans and all... but decided what the heck, I'll try them on.

Three pairs fit perfect! 2 pairs were too big!

It was like finding a buried treasure... honestly, I am all giddy and excited. I just had to tell someone.

I knew that my Spark Friends would appreciate just how good this feels!
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Thank you all for being here!

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BRIGHTPENNY 4/24/2012 4:25PM

    it's a great feeling, eh? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROOSTER72 4/22/2012 10:46PM

    That would feel terrific - enjoy!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/22/2012 10:43PM

    Congratulations!! That must feel sooooo amazing. :) Great job!!!

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SUSANS706 4/22/2012 8:08PM

    Just saw this blog! What a find!! That is great!!

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LYDDIECAT 4/22/2012 1:22PM

    Love it!

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HJFOGARTY 4/21/2012 7:48PM

    that is awesome!!! way to go!!

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PLUSSIZEWIFE 4/20/2012 8:51PM

    That is awesome... :D

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MNOT2THICK 4/20/2012 6:51PM

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KJDOESLIFE 4/20/2012 3:05PM

    Very cool!!

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TMCLEOD4 4/20/2012 2:17PM

    LOL!! That's awesome!!

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MJ7DM33 4/20/2012 2:10PM

  WOW! What a great suprise!!! emoticon

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THEEASYKILL30 4/20/2012 1:49PM

    emoticon I find it's little things like this that helps me to keep going.

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ZACSMOM0124 4/20/2012 1:46PM

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BRANDI.FEY 4/20/2012 1:17PM

    emoticon Definitely a nice feeling, isn't it?

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PIXIEMOM13 4/20/2012 1:12PM

    That is too awesome! Congratulations!
If it was me that happened to, I'd be shouting it from the rooftops! LOL

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    Woo hoo... great non scale victory and "new" clothes to boot!



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    :) :) :) :) :) that rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you :) :) :)

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KATE620 4/20/2012 12:34PM

    emoticon What a great surprise! Congrats!

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TINYCURLS 4/20/2012 12:27PM

    I am happy you are happy!.. emoticon That was definitely a nice surprise.

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A new go-to evening snack

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lately I find myself foraging for food late at night; something I thought I had a pretty good handle on for the last few months. I think it is because we are getting closer to the wedding (my daughter's) and my weight loss has slowed to a crawl, so I've really stepped up my exercise by a lot the past few weeks.

I'm hungry in the evenings, but I don't know what I want to eat. I kept going back into the kitchen, staring into every cupboard, at the same foods, over and over.

A few nights ago I decided on a small bowl of cereal, with milk and frozen berries. It doesn't sound like much, but it really did the trick.
It satisfied my craving for something sweet, something crunchy, something cold, and something filling.

Tonight I had Special K with berries, about 2/3 cup, with 1/2 cup low fat milk and 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries, all for about 150 calories.

Perfect nightcap, I think.

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TMCLEOD4 4/20/2012 10:48AM

    Sounds good!

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VICIOUS421 4/19/2012 10:05PM

    Yum emoticon I'll be over tonight for bed time snack!!!!

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MJ7DM33 4/19/2012 9:51PM

  emoticon idea!

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JMELINDY 4/19/2012 8:21PM

    that sounds like a good idea- think I'll try it out!

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SUSANS706 4/19/2012 7:40PM

    I am a "night eater too" I always try to save some calories for my treat. I keep several "good" choices on hand!

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Another Kickin' Hike

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

We did another Conservation Park hike this morning and covered 10.1 miles in 3 hours! It was a perfect morning, weather-wise, brother and sister-in-law joined us and we were out the door before 7:30 AM!

There was just the right breeze going through the trails. Even the dogs were smiling as we made our way over the river and through the woods!

The only sad bit is that I had to get back and get to work by noon. Would have liked to be outside all day, but real life beckons and it's back to the office, back to my desk, and back on the project that I'd forgotten about for a few short hours. Ah well, not the worste thing in the world. At least I like my job, which is more than many can say.

But at the end of the day I'm happy that I got to go, pleased that I can accomplish a 10 mile hike, and thrilled to have burned off over 1,000 calories as I did it.

What could be better than that? (except for the extra helping of sushi that I afforded myself for dinner, right?) emoticon

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TMCLEOD4 4/17/2012 10:46PM

    Once again I'm jealous. My work schedule doesn't allow me time to hike on the weekdays. At least not yet. I'm hoping to go for a couple of evening hikes when the days get longer.
I'm so glad you can get out so much and enjoy nature. Getting outside is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Oh, and emoticon emoticon emoticon on the 1000+ calorie burn!!!!!

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My best far

Friday, April 13, 2012

I just looked up my streaks an realized that I have logged in and spun the SP wheel 76 days in a row.

Also of note;
I've lost 20 lbs in that 76 days
I've learned to love my daily workout
I've walked over 250 miles
And best of all, made a long list of Spark Friends!

What's your best streak right now?

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LYDDIECAT 4/14/2012 10:00AM

    I have been here 6 weeks today and in that six weeks I have managed to get in 90 minutes of exercise every week! I can't believe it. I can feel a difference in my muscles now; it's like my legs feel stronger and I feel lighter when I walk.

Thanks for pointing this out, Crowley!

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CROWLEY123 4/14/2012 8:17AM

    Kudos to all of us!!

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MISSRUTH 4/14/2012 8:07AM

    I've got 25 weeks of 90-minutes a week, exercising. Not bad for a former slug!

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VICIOUS421 4/13/2012 11:36PM

    Working out 90 minutes a week, I think it is on 21 Weeks now!

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Take a Hike!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The weather here in NH has finally started to warm up, even early in the mornings.

This morning my husband and I headed out for a walk in the woods near our house. We live in an area that is rich with power line tracks, fruit orchards, and a lot of x-country trails that are open for the public to walk on most of the year.

Out the fron door, through the neighborhood and down the path at the end of the road, and there we are; wide open space, quiet trails, nothing but nature all around us.

Up and down hills, through streams, around and though the woods. We hiked for two hours and covered over 6 miles without seeing a car, truck or motor vehicle of any kind.

Needless to say, our little dog was in heaven. No leash, no scary cars, no neighbor's big dog chashing after him.

It was a nice switch from my usual run on the treadmill, which i love. I burned over 1000 calories and added 120 fitness minutes to my log. I'm looking forward to doing it again. Soon.

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JMELINDY 4/12/2012 11:15AM

    sounds like heaven! And the calorie burn doesn't hurt either!

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VICIOUS421 4/11/2012 10:19PM

    It sounds Awesome!!!!!

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ERICAW2012 4/11/2012 10:19PM

    Love hiking! emoticon emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 4/11/2012 9:54PM

    Good for you! I love being out in the foothills near my home in Colorado!

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TMCLEOD4 4/11/2012 9:52PM

    Awesome! Hiking is my favorite form of exercise. Too bad work gets in the way most of the time!

Sounds like a really nice day!! I'm very jealous!

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