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Check Up / Spreading the SPARK!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

I had a good routine check up with my primary care doc yesterday, he's been so pleased with my overall progress and great at giving out the pats-on-the-back!

I finally thought to bring in a bunch of SparkPeople fliers from the Spread the Spark link ( www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/tell_a_f
) so he could give them to other patients who might be interested. He was tickled with that and promised to make good use of the fliers!

Warmer today, high forties, had hoped to get out for a nice walk, but by the time we got out it was overcast and dreary again...so I passed, would rather get home and use my treadmill and crank up the tunes from all four corners of the room...lol!


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JIBBIE49 2/9/2009 1:48AM

    Great progress.

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THANIA1 2/8/2009 6:12AM

    I am so glad for your progress, that your are getting healthier day by day.

As we say in Spain " Salud, amor y dinero", the order of priority " health, love and money".

In USA you have additional difficulty because of cold weather, I live in Valencia which is has mild climate, and makes it easier to eat less.

When I go to mountains were it snows I tend to eat more... emoticon

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Completing 30 Day Cardio Streak...woo hoo!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Well my cardio streak has crossed the 30 day mark...! Started Jan. 6th vowing not to miss any cardio every day. Although there was one day where I was completely wiped out for unknown reasons, I made up for it the next day by hopping on the treadmill both in the morning and again at night.

Unfortunately I'm not seeing weight loss as a result, the plateau continues...but I think I can notice some improved muscle toning here and there. Haven't missed any of my 3 x week strength-training either!

So let's just see how long I can keep this streak going...!!

Keep on SPARKING along everyone!


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JIBBIE49 2/9/2009 1:47AM

    Good for you. emoticon

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TRAINOF4 2/6/2009 10:44PM

    Yaaaay! Good for you, way to go in keeping up such incredible discipline. You should be very proud of yourself! emoticon

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The Power of One / The Power of ALL!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

One of the BEST things about this wonderful community we're always building here at SparkPeople is the sense of belonging and support one picks up along the way.

It's as if there is a continual crowd about me eager to applaud my successes or offer support when it's needed. I take you all with me when I get on my treadmill / bicycle or pump my dumb bells / resistance bands. Many times I will SQUASH thoughts of skipping my workouts by feeling as though I am letting you all down...so I PUSH myself to live up to our wonderfully healthy and nurturing community expectations...YES!

Just wanted to put a big bear hug THANK YOU out there for all of you!

The Sparks is the BEST!


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TEENYA20 2/5/2009 2:11PM

    Don, in just my short time as part of the Binghamton team, I have seen how INCREDIBLY supportive and motivating you are. So if the collaborative effort of others is able to give back even a fraction of that, then emoticon this spark thing is doing its thing!!!!!

Keep up all your tremendous success!!!! :) Teenya

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THANIA1 2/5/2009 3:49AM

    Hi Don,

Thanks for being there. It is quite an effort to lead a team, great idea, but a lot of work . I am glad that you are receiving a bit of what you are giving.

From your SP page , I see you are doing a low cab program any one in particular? I am doing atkins with 20-30 carbs, and since I started a lot of my craving and food disorder are vanishing.

I have yo yoed so much , when I started SP I even put on 20 lbs on that I have almost lost in very short period.

My stand back is doing work out, I am starting with the SP seven day plan. Tracking food has helped a lot so maybe if I start tracking my work outs also helps .

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TRAINOF4 2/5/2009 2:03AM

    Oh, such motivation, I feel that way sometimes too, but not often enough! But I keep on working towards that goal anyway.

Doesn't it sometimes seem like the more often you check in with your friends at SP, the easier it is to stick with your workouts & eating plans?

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JIBBIE49 2/4/2009 8:41PM

    You can do this. And so can I. emoticon

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Keeping the SPARK!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Although I didn't start my cardio streak right on Jan. 1st, it was the 6th...but since then I have not missed a day of cardio workout every day...7x a week! I'm truly hoping to reclaim the committment I enjoyed earlier on in my efforts where I would have cardio streaks a month, two or ever three in a row!

Everybody caught Springsteen in action during the halftime @ the SuperBowl? He's got 7 years on me! I want to be able to carry on like he did when I'm 59! Woo hoo! :-)


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JIBBIE49 2/4/2009 2:12AM

    Oh, I LOVE Bruce Springsteen, as my favorite song of his is "DANCING IN THE DARK." emoticon

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Back For More...

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Made it back for more cross country skiing today...but have to admit it was discouraging...never really got my "glide" going...so warm and slippery, just too paranoid about falling to enjoy myself.

We'll see if I can get back and have more fun the next time!


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JIBBIE49 2/2/2009 2:20AM

    Don, you get credit for trying.

I'm fine, but dealing with my 24 yos, Nathan, who had to have surgery Friday for testicular cancer. He had a tumor the size of a baseball, but the doctor said he'd seen them 3 times that size. Now we wait to friday for the pathology report and he has to have a CT Scan to see if it has spread and if he needs ChemoTherapy. He is feeling better today, but this is a "wait and see." emoticon

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TRAINOF4 2/1/2009 11:59PM

    what's the worst that can happen if you bust your rear end falling in the snow?! Nah, I can relate to that frustration. It's annoying when you can't get a groove going-try try again!

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