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The future is no place to place your better days! Have them right now!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I lament that there is no time in the day. But each day is a gift from God meant to use to get closer to God and to love and take care of one another. I want to remember that with every breath I take and to be a good steward of the life God gives me. Taking care of myself is essential to be able to take care of others. I want to appreciate each day, even in the mundane tasks I do over and over. I want to reflect on the goodness of it all and have less worries, anxieties, and guilt. Amen!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BRADMILL2922 7/23/2013 11:19AM

    I love the title! Ha! Great blog and a great message Kathryn! Take care of yourself indeed!

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KCMAGPIE 7/23/2013 5:39AM

    This is a powerful reminder that taking care of ourselves is our responsibility and should be made a priority. Great blog!

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At the starting gate.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Put it into writing again--people who write down their goal are more likely to achieve them. Came clean on my true weight right now---that's always hard when you made your goal weight twice. The key to staying there is realizing you are really not dieting, you are trying to make changes in your lifestyle that stick for the rest of your life!!!

Took all my measurements---that was hard. I am 1 lb under my start weight in 2006 and had never taken measurements at the start that time so I had no idea how many inches I eventually lost. Never really wanted to go back to find out but I will deal with it.

I would love a few people to do this journey with---any age, any gender, any walk of life, just be ready to go like me and we will get going and have fun with it!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BRADMILL2922 4/3/2013 3:11PM

    You can definitely do this! At least you know that you can do it! You have support here so be sure to use it to your benefit!

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SUNNYSEAS 4/1/2013 4:14PM

    I restarted March 24 and I'm more determined than ever! I kept leaving Spark and coming back so I had to fight the feeling that I had blown it too many times here and returning to well loved teams would not be possible, but I'm doing it anyway! I really missed the friends I had made.

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SKINNIKKI 4/1/2013 9:44AM

    I'm here. I restarted in February. Same thing as you. I might have been a few lbs under my initial start weight in 2008 with Spark. I'm working on rebuilding exercise stamina to get back to running on a regular basis. And those pesky lbs....ugh....

Come by the DMB page. We have a few doing daily support of each other. Good luck! Glad you are back!

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LRICE2011 4/1/2013 9:16AM

    Be strong, you can do this, I'm restarting myself as well and know it can be a difficult path but a path well worth it. It is truly the mentality of realizing it isn't a "diet" but learning to eat right and live healthier

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Day One of MY goal weight life--let's FINALLY get this done.

Monday, April 05, 2010

This is the day I stop ****ing around (you fill in the blank--I can think of mess and fool--but I can also think of a FEW others) with this thing. No more indiscretions---more focus on keeping the deficit alive so the scale will move downward instead of staying stationary. Sometimes it just takes just a slight adjustment to get big results--an extra walk in the evening, cutting back one snack, substituting a lower cal ingredient for another--but it all adds up.
I am tired of talking about this. I want it done. I will get a start weight tomorrow morning--right now salt from Easter Ham is clouding the true value.

April 6 lb
May 6 lb
145 lb by 6/15/10 Riverbend DMB

This is it!

Then move on!

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NOBODYSPECIAL39 4/5/2010 7:23AM

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MISSOURI_RAIN 4/5/2010 7:10AM

    emoticon emoticon This should say "WE" can do it

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Which Fitness Program is Right for you?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Took a quiz and based on my answers this was the result:

Which Fitness Class is Right for You?

Quiz by Nicole Nichols, Certified Fitness Instructor
Group fitness classes offer social support, expert instruction and fun! If you're curious about classes, find out which fitness classes suit your workout style. Not into group fitness? Your results will also recommend fitness DVDs that you can try.

Your Results Looking for Functional Training

For you, exercise serves a preventive, therapeutic purpose. You want to maintain a strong core, decrease pain, and stay active and limber as you age so that you can live a healthy, independent life. You're more interested in maintaining long, lean muscles and good posture than running a marathon or benching heavy weights. There are many group fitness options for exercisers like you who want functional strength and an overall healthy body.

Try these fitness classes: Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Ballet Workouts, Functional Training, BOSU, Abs classes, Core Strength, Yogilates, Balance Ball, or Balance Training. All Pilates classes focus on the core muscles (abs, obliques, hips, back), which help you balance and maintain good posture. Functional training classes mimic movements that you do in real life, helping you stay strong and limber, while BOSU, Abs, Core, and Balance classes all focus on the core, balance, posture, and proper body mechanics. Overall these types of classes tend to be low-impact and focus on balancing the body.

Workout videos to try: Balance Ball Beginner's Workout, Pilates Powerhouse, New York City Ballet Workout, Crunch Super SlimDown Pilates Yoga Blend, Stott Pilates Essential BOSU, Core Secrets


50 things about me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cruising through some SparkFriend’s blogs (Leeloozabat) this morning and found this. There’s no telling where it originated!

Feel free to copy all these fun questions and writing your own responses! You can paste these instructions in the body of your blog.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 4:43 AM went to Boot Camp this am but did not know it was cancelled due to all the smow we had--had NO trouble getting there and the parking lot of Ballet Tech was plowed ---so did some upper body strength training back at home and will go to the Y this afternoon for some cardio (OR MAYBE--just walk outside in my backyard (8 acres) IN THE SNOW!!! FUN!

2. How do you like your steak? Medium Rare

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Avatar --go see it in 3 D, it was great!

4. What is your favorite TV show? Dancing with the Stars now, any Star Trek series

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? the South Pacific--but I do like the variety of a temperate zone--love the seasons!

6. What did you have for breakfast? Silk Milk Very Vanilla, English muffin with Smart Blend 50/50 butter and honey

7. What is your favorite cuisine? New Orleans french/cajun

8. What foods do you dislike? Tomatoes (but I like anything pureed--it's a texture thing and cucumbers

9. Favorite Place to Eat? Home with my family--but have someone else COOK! Hehehe

10. Favorite dressing? Green Goddess--haven't had in a while

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Chrysler Town & Country minivan with all the whistles and bells

12. What are your favorite clothes? shorts and a tank top

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Italy and Greece, Australia

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Half full

15. Where would you want to retire? near my children and future grandchildren with homes in the mountains and on an island

16. Favorite time of day? morning

17. Where were you born? Cleveland, OH

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? college basketball, University of Dayton Flyers

19. How many siblings? 2 sisters and a brother, I am the oldest

20. Favorite pastime/hobby? Anything to do with water (I'm a fish), and water and snowskiing

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Everyone

22. Bird watcher? sometimes, usually bid birds like hawks and owls

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? morning

24. Do you have any pets? 5 cats

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Going to the Gorge this year to see Dave Matthews Band!

26. What did you want to be when you were little? A scuba instructor

27. What is your best childhood memory? Playing all day long with the neighborhood kids, the M.O.D. club
28. Are you a cat or dog person? like them both but only have the energy for cats

29. Are you married? Yes

30. Always wear your seat belt? Absolutely

31. Been in a car accident? Yes, several, luckily all relatively minor--two my fault--rearenders-totalled my car once

32. Any pet peeves? When people say they are going to do something but then do not--I am guilty of this sometimes too--as we all are. But I TRY not to do it.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Cheese, sausage, mushrooms, olives black and green, green peppers

34. Favorite Flower? Gardenias

35. Favorite ice cream? Vanilla

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Penn Station

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? None

38. From whom did you get your last email? Sparkpeople

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Best Buy

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? decided at the last minute to go on a ski trip

41. Like your job? yes

42. Broccoli? Steamed only

43. What was your favorite vacation? Grand Cayman Island on break during yearround medical school (3 yr program)

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? on the Moeller ski trip to Snowshoe West Virginia---Lynne (another mom chaperone and my roomie), my son Andrew and my daughter Celeste, Bill and Mark--ski team advisors, Greg (a dad chaperone) and two friends of my son on the Moeller High School ski team. We went to House of Asia at SnowShoe Village--yummy!

45. What are you listening to right now? always DMB, also got a new CD with Bela Fleck in trio with a cello player and a percussionist with the Detroit Symphony orchestra--so far I think it has to grow on me--love the banjo but the cello just groans weird.

46. What is your favorite color? Green

47. How many tattoos do you have? None

48. How many people will fill this out? No clue

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 7:37 am

50. Coffee Drinker? No...occasionally some tea if I have someone to drink it with --I am a social hot liquid drinker only! That includes hot chocolate. At Starbucks, I have the skinny Vanilla Steamer at 140 degrees (any higher than that on anything burns my tongue)--skim milk with sugar free Vanilla syrup, no whipped cream---but only go there with others unless I need to use their wireless.

Keep it going if you so choose!


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