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down for the count

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

whoa, Sunday came down with food poisoning and spent all day Monday in bed. Not fun, but the dehydration knocked a few pounds off! I know its just water weight but its fun to see a new number after feeling crummy.

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MNJONES2 7/11/2012 6:42PM

    Take care, remember to drink some extra water during these hot days so you fully recover.

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PARKERB2 7/10/2012 3:07PM

    Get well soon.

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WINSLOWGIRLS3 7/10/2012 2:02PM

    I hope that you are feeling better!

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PAULALALALA 7/10/2012 11:03AM

    So sorry to hear you were down and out! Hope your tummy is better soon!

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ARNETTELEE 7/10/2012 10:58AM

  sorry you had to suffer through that ordeal!

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It's only 10 minutes

Saturday, July 07, 2012

It's been a tough summer so far, with the heat here I just don't feel like doing much of any workouts. The treadmill is gathering dust and I think of all kinds of excuses not to get up and move. But..."it's only 10 minutes" is my mantra. If I can get off my duff and walk or strength train or stretch or move for just 10 minutes I feel energized and I burn a few calories. It's not much, but it's better than nothing. And sometimes, it stretches into more minutes.

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NESARIAN 7/7/2012 3:48PM


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SCOTMAMA 7/7/2012 2:54PM

    I'm with you -- summers in the Phoenix area are especially hard.

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PAULALALALA 7/7/2012 2:10PM

    GREAT mantra! Getting started is the hardest part of the workout some days!

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June recap

Sunday, July 01, 2012

I fell down this month, literally, and I then slipped from my habits in Sparks. I was really annoyed I missed logging in (I logged food but forgot to get log in points!) and I just got discouraged with 2-4 pound weight gains from trips that took a week each time to get back off. It's too darn hot to go outside and I'm bored with the treadmill...blah, blah blah.

I want to focus on getting more "high quality" fitness minutes and shoot for the top 5 in Phoenix! Watch out!

I'm enjoying the weight loss I've already achieved but I now have a image in my mind of what I would look like and feel like at my goal weight and I don't want to sit back. I want to take the next steps to get to my goal.

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PAULALALALA 7/3/2012 6:28PM

    Yes! We can do it in July! Had to laugh about you being annoyed about missing the login, when in reality you had logged in to track your food, but didn't get around to spinning the wheel for "official" login points. That has happened to me a couple of times too. I feel like I've been robbed....LOL.

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GALINAZ 7/2/2012 5:45PM

    It so nice to have spark friends!! Thanks for the pick me up ladies!

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 7/2/2012 1:45PM

    June? I just wiped it off my calendar. I did nothing correctly. July must be better!

I can do it.


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LASKIE2 7/1/2012 11:40PM

    We fall down sometimes, but we nust remember to get back up. Remember baby step! emoticon

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SUSANS706 7/1/2012 11:36PM

    I too am looking forward to a better July. My June was not my best effort either!

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Reflections on road trips

Friday, June 29, 2012

Got back last night from a week on the road. I drove to CA for a two day meeting and then drove back home. 2K miles round trip. Some observations:
- it's hard to get exercise in when you drive from 8am until 8pm
- boredom leads to snacking
- I need to go out of your way to find healthy foods when on the road - gas stations don't have them.
- I need to bring my own water to meetings and drink it
- Now that I eat healthy I notice how unhealthy those around me are eating
- my body takes a couple of days to adjust to the change in venue when traveling
- there's a lot of distractions when traveling - make a list of things to remember, don't expect to practice all your good habits when everything is new

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DESERTJULZ 6/30/2012 11:00AM

    All good points. I like to stock up on my favorite dried fruits, protein bars, and "sturdy" fruit (like apples) when I travel.

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new for me - bike ride

Monday, June 18, 2012

I got a bike a looooong time ago and its been sitting in the garage. My DH fixed the flat tire and last week I got a helmet. Today after work (3pm) I rode up to the library and back. Yeah for me! It was intimidating navigating the road with cars. I need some kind of rear view mirror setup. And yeah, 3pm in AZ 106 degrees wasn't a great idea!
I'm planning on adding it to my exercise, short rides like I started with short treadmill walks. It feels good to be doing something new

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PAULALALALA 6/19/2012 10:43PM

    emoticonfor you getting out on the road on your bike! Be careful out there!

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UNIQUEINK 6/19/2012 6:38PM

    I'm so jealous! I want a bike (with a basket) sooooo bad!

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 6/18/2012 11:42PM

    You're definitely following the experts' advice to continually mix-up your exercises. Can you get your man on his bike? I'd love to engage my husband in a healthy activity, but that, unfortunately, is not on his life plan at this time.

Yay for you!

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ELSCO55 6/18/2012 11:25PM

    Good for you. Take it easy as you get started.

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