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Spent the day on the Train

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I got to do something that I really enjoy - spent the day riding the train from LA to Oakland California. It definitiely is a civilized way to travel. It was very enjoyable and relaxing. Love it - I usally just sit by the window and watch the world go by - which is exactly what I did.

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MESSENE 2/7/2010 4:54PM

    Wow! That is emoticonI used to live in Oakland California across from the Amtrack station, about 20 years ago. We use to manage an old looking hotel, wonder if it's still open? Sounds like your day is super emoticon emoticonBest wishes!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Surprise - I accomplished 500 fitness minutes.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Yesterday morning did not think I was going to make it - I had set a goal for myself that this month I would do 500 fitness minutes per week. With my work and travel schedule this week did not think I was going to make it - I was close but thought I would fall short. Guess what I managed to fit in a extra workout yesterday and was able to pull it off. Stretch goals are wonderful. Now the challenge will be to do it again next week.

Short term goals - keep us focused.

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JUDIHONDEL 2/6/2010 10:50AM

    Great Job!!

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MESSENE 2/6/2010 9:10AM

    emoticonjob on getting you emoticon emoticon emoticonGood luck next week! emoticon emoticonHave a great weekend! emoticon emoticon

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MYUTMOST4HIM 2/6/2010 8:46AM

    Goal setting is key to success - Great Job!!!

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Reflections on the week

Friday, February 05, 2010

It has been a busy week and I have been play catchup for most of it. Celebrated over the weekend and have been trying make up for it and have been traveling. The week has been pretty good - trying to stick with everything. Looks like I will fall just short of my fitness goals for the week, but have three weeks to catchup for the month. This one was a stretch goal - so am not disappointed - especially since I am not doing the boot camp. I am keeping up with my other goals - so am doing OK.

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MESSENE 2/5/2010 11:04AM

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Victory in defeat

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I slipped yesterday. I ended up inthe resturaunt by myself (with a plan) but ran into a friend. And before I knew it - my plan was gone and we were enjoying a wonderful evening. (Well you know what that means - an extra bite here, snack mix there, the piece of pizza you shouldn't have had.) Well later of course you feel guilty. But then I faced up to it - and logged what I had eaten - and guess what I only went over my target calories by 200 calories. Yippee!!! (Means extra fitness minutes and getting back on track today)

But the victory was - due to my new habits - I was able to enjoy the little extras and watch how much I did eat and did not totally blow it. Also - it was so nice to have the feedback from the tools at SparkPeople as I could have really really been down thinking about how I blew the hard work that I have been putting in to this program. I love this place!! We are making lifestyle changes and not depriving ourselves. Yes there was a big victory here!! And not a defeat that could have sent me into a downward spiral.

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MESSENE 2/5/2010 11:07AM

    emoticonWow! That is emoticon

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JRAUTIO 2/4/2010 1:14PM

    Way to make the most of it! I've found this same thing -- when I've felt like I've completely overloaded and then logged everything, it turns out that it wasn't SO bad after all. Thank goodness our SP tools help us see the reality instead of having to beat ourselves up TOO badly! Good luck! --Julie

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BERKLEYGIRL 2/4/2010 11:38AM

    I'm right there with you! I've had a friend in town all week and she is skinny as a rail and eats whatever she wants. Last night we went out to this "fancy" restaurant and I was terrified of really blowing things. But I asked them to prepare only veggies or seafood, small portions and no rich sauces. I would up with a veggie soup, a nice salad with some sashimi and a poached pear for dessert. OK I did have an extra glass of wine, but I walked away feeling pretty successful! Way to go on your success and for recognizing it!


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Being on the road makes it twice as hard....

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

It is twice as hard to get anything done. You are not in your normal setting nd everything seems to take longer to get accomplished. I am trying to write a report but the internet takes longer - you have to find some where to print stuff out, etc. etc. Add that to the break up in your normal routine and life becomes a challenge.

Just having to take it in stride and peck at it until it gets done.

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MESSENE 2/3/2010 9:37AM

    emoticon emoticonBest wishes!!! emoticon

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