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Wonderful Weekend

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Yesterday I walked for about 4 miles up the Chataqua (sp?) Trail in Boulder with a friend. It was sunny, rainy, snowy and hailed all in the course of our 2 hour hike. We had a great time and came back bubbling.

We met up with 2 other friends and made a nice salad with shrimp, pork and turkey and ate it with a glass of white wine and garlic bread. I was well within my calories.

Today I went to spinning class, went to the Farmer's Market then took Bucky for a 2 mile walk around some lakes. It was sunny and beautiful with a cool breeze. This afternoon I will probably go shopping for some new teflon cookware.

I made some bean and ham soup in my crockpot with a SP recipe...Boy was it good!

I hope the rest of the weekend is as nice as the last 2 days.

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RURAL3 5/4/2010 1:12AM

    I think you are on vacation again emoticon

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ENUFF81020 5/1/2010 10:17PM

    Wow, it sounds like a perfect time and an absolutely great way to spend a weekend with friends. Good for you for mixing activity and fun with your friend and with Bucky too. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 5/1/2010 8:38PM

    Great weekend! Glad you had such a good time. May it just be the start to as wonderul a WEEK!

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HINOTO 5/1/2010 6:07PM

    I"m glad you had a wonderful weekend! Hubby and I went out on a hike yesterday too and it was windy and cold! haha!

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OURELEE1 5/1/2010 6:02PM

  Glad you are enjoying your weekend.

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Moving Forward!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I had 2 high calorie days in a row...Darn it! I was feeling a little discouraged. I haven't slipped 2 days in a row before. But I read a great article on Spark - 1 Step Back, 2 steps Forward. So I will move on today - within my calorie range. I will do my Strength Training, Walk my dog, and go to my Master's class tonight. It would be really stupid to let the slips derail me now. I have been feeling so good, so strong. Now I've had a taste of what my life used to be like and I am NOT going back. My DH is in Utah, hiking with his brother and I am a little lonely, but I won't let that get me down. I have made arrangements with a friend to go hiking together in Boulder on Friday and then make a healthy meal together at her house. I am just going to move on with my healthy life.

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ENUFF81020 5/1/2010 10:20PM

    One slip up--even if it covers two days means little in the course of things. Keep your resolve and get right back with your plan. A bonus is if you come away from the problem with a new bit of insight about yourself. emoticon

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HINOTO 4/29/2010 9:08AM

    I've blown it a couple of times this year, but I always tell myself that tomorrow is another day, and just move on. No use in beating yourself up over it!

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GUCCI-MOMMA 4/29/2010 8:49AM

    emoticon. We have all had slip ups from time to time. The thing to remember is that each day is a new day with new beginnings. It sounds like you have it all under control now. Have your self a wonderful day with lots of great choices.

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AELARLEE1 4/29/2010 8:32AM

    Great perspective! Like you I have days where the calories I burn in exdercise are wasted on a dessert or a large portion. Thsi is a great reminder and a good way for me to start my day.

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GABY1948 4/29/2010 7:44AM

    By all means stay busy and on Spark. emoticon

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Walk at Work Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Since today is National Walk at Work Day, I am wearing my grey and lavender Shape Up shoes along with grey pants and a lavender top. I am going to see how many of my co-workers I can get to walk with me. We have a small park near our office which has a nice 1 mile walk.

You can tell I'm near retirement 'cause I'm much more excited about that than the big business meeting at 11 am.

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HINOTO 4/28/2010 11:39AM

    Hehe sounds like you are ready to go! hopefully you can get a lot of your coworkers to go with you :)

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MRE1956 4/28/2010 10:23AM

    Well, even though I'm wearing a fancier-than-usual dress, my footwear count as being "pedestrian-friendly", and the weather is acceptible, so I'll be doing my usual post-lunch walk.....no plans that I know of where I am as far as "National Day" goes.....but that's fine.....not a problem for me.....


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HANGINON 4/28/2010 10:23AM

    Good for you! You're an inspiration to all of us! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 4/28/2010 9:56AM

    Woohoo! I know how close it is getting AND how excited you are...I am excited for you. It really IS going fast!

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Pedometer Thoughts

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I have lost my trusty pedometer. It is a great pedometer-an Omron. I looked all over to find a good pedometer for me. It is large, has a safety clip, and I can wear it at my waist or in my pocket. Since I got it I have worn it every day and faithfully tracked my steps. After wearing it about 6 months, I rarely go below 10,000 steps. It has really increased my awareness of how active I am and how I used to sit a lot.

When I realized I couldn't find it yesterday morning, I frantically looked everywhere for it. Under things, in things, etc. I even went thru every trash can in the house in case I threw it away with something else. I went thru the hamper and all my coats and clothes in the closet. I can't quite remember when I looked at it last, but think I brought it home from our weekend in the cabin. Anyway, I can't find it.

I have slowly over the course of the last 24 hours come to realize that although I love my pedometer, I don't NEED it. I don't HAVE to have a pedometer to stay active. I am active now. I have changed my lifestyle. I just get up and move now. I love it!

I will keep looking for it, at home and at the cabin, but if I don't find it...oh well, life goes on. I am an active person now, with or without a pedometer.


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RURAL3 4/27/2010 9:58AM

    It is only a tool to use. But now you have the knowledge to get past the tool. You can and will get on without it but I am sure you will find it. emoticon

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GABY1948 4/27/2010 9:35AM

    I agree with Linda Kay, you will find it when and if you buy an new one. I am not like you in that respect...I HAVE to have mine. I need numbers LOL...I even have a back up Omron (dh had one and didn't wear it so it is my backup) and I have to tell you, I wear my Omron 24x7...only time it is not on me is in the shower...LOL

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LKWQUILTER 4/27/2010 8:24AM

    If you are like me, go buy a new one and you will locate the old one. lol You are right, once you get in the habit of moving a lot, it sure is easier to stay active. I do hope you fine your trusty pedometer soon. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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The Day After

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The race was great. Weather was cold and windy -- especially since we walked all around the periphery of a lake. DH was supposed to walk with me, but he caught the competitive spirit and walked full out..I couldn't keep up with him. He said he thought I was right behind him. emoticon

Today I'm tired...More from the excitement than the exercise. I don't know if I'll do another 5k but I am glad I did complete one.

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ASPENHUGGER 4/26/2010 1:34PM

    Congratulations!!! That's awesome!

Keep on doing 5K walks -- that's only 3.14 miles, and your time was much better than mine ever has been! It generally takes me about 1-1/2 hours to walk 5K. I probably won't get much faster with this silly back, but I keep doing it anyway. I belong to the local Volks Walkers and they have 5K walks almost every weekend. I go whenever I can -- great exercise!

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RURAL3 4/26/2010 1:16PM

    It is just nice to say you did it. I did a 10K last summer and don't know if I would do it again but love being able to say I did it. You deserve a day off.

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HINOTO 4/25/2010 7:22PM

    Haha, that's great that your DH got into it!!

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LOULOUBELLE2 4/25/2010 7:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonon completing your 1st 5K. I'm impressed and also proud of you.

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LUVTOLOSE 4/25/2010 7:11PM

    Super and congrats. I'm not at a point I would even try that.

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