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The dangers of 'winging it'

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Am going to a gathering with 15-20 women or more tomorrow for a game night, with everybody bringing snacks & treats at 7pm. At first I wasn't going to have dinner & was going to 'wing it' by having maybe some cheese & crackers, a little dessert, fruits & veggies.........
We ALL know how those 'little bits' always turn into more, so I made a decision: I'm going to eat a filling dinner before I go: maple salmon (a spark recipe, altho' that's just what I call it), 1/2 cup of brown rice & 2 cups of broccoli. THEN at the gathering I plan to have a cup of tea & have fun chatting & playing games.
I have a weigh-in on one of my spring challenges Saturday morning & I don't want to sacrifice the work I've done up to this point, so am planning my evening around fun rather than food, & I just had to blog about it, so it's 'out there.'
I'm so close to goal weight & in the past I've NEVER been able to maintain my health & fitness & my weight, but I want this to be different. There will ALWAYS be a party, a gathering, a get-together, a celebration, a holiday......& if I don't learn what to do NOW, I'll never be able to maintain a weight loss. I've spent too many decades doing the yo-yo thing, & I refuse to do that any more. A snack, a fave appetizer or dessert.....none of those things is worth going back to my old habits. I'm done.

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 4/18/2014 11:59PM

    WooHoo!!! What a great plan. How did it go?

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ISLENAA 4/18/2014 5:24PM

    great plan and I know you're going to do it. and a big congrats on your spunk and progress!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DNRAE1 4/18/2014 1:44PM

    Wow, you've got it nailed! Have a great time!

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ROCKMAN6797 4/18/2014 9:36AM

    Excellent planning!
I love the mindset. It is all about having fun with your friends and food does not have to be the centerpiece of the occasion.

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DFOLKARD 4/18/2014 8:29AM

    Awesome plan!

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TERI-RIFIC 4/18/2014 8:11AM

    That is a great plan!! I've eaten a full dinner before a pot luck DINNER and just nibbled.

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ANOTHER Active Day!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Don't know what's going on, but had another active day yesterday: 40 minute cardio workout with Jessica Smith (free on-line videos), then hiked with a friend for an hour, then needed a few things from the store, so biked 25 minutes round trip to get a few groceries! No WONDER I'm losing weight! And the more I do, the more I WANT to do! emoticon that side-effect!

  
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MARILYNROBERT 4/17/2014 3:52PM

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PANFRIEDTROUT 4/15/2014 12:49AM

   
I know ... there's such a synergistic relationship between doing more & wanting to do more! Amazing how that works emoticon

Do be careful not to do so much in one day that you're too beat up for the next few days!

Marie

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Active Day!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Didn't realize I was going to have such an active day yesterday!
First I did one of Jessica Smith's ST free online videos, then I walked to work--2.6 miles round trip. I really forgot that I had Zumba class until after I got home, expecting to relax. That class is go-go-go, from the minute it starts til it ends & according to my pedometer, I burned 250 calories in that class alone! And......drum roll.......I put in 125 minutes of fitness by the time the evening was done. No WONDER my body felt exhausted! At my age, I am NOT used to doing that much physical activity! Felt good, tho'. emoticon

  
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WALNUT5612 4/10/2014 7:36AM

    Fantastic!! That on line class sounds like fun!!

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NICOLERZ 4/9/2014 6:35PM

    Wow, Awesome job!

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ROCKMAN6797 4/9/2014 8:05AM

    It certainly does, doesn't it?!

Great job!

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DNRAE1 4/8/2014 10:01PM

    Great work today!!! emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/8/2014 9:37PM

    Good job!! Keep up the good work!!

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Jessica Smith

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

If you haven't checked out jessicasmithtv.com, I HIGHLY recommend it. Since SP ran an article with her in it, I've been downloading her exercise videos every week from an email I signed up for. Everything from HIIT, regular & low impact; various times, depending on how much time you have: 9-60 minutes; cardio, ST. And she's SO much fun & it helped me lose over 7% of my weight in a winter 5% challenge.....I actually came in first on our team, & I couldn't have done it if I hadn't been setting my alarm for 6:00, getting dressed with clothes/shoes I'd laid out the night before & joining Jessica for one of the dozens of saved workouts.

  
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GINGERVISTA 4/4/2014 2:44PM

    And I just found out she has over 200 workout videos to choose from! I've tapped into 20 plus so far, so I've got TONS of variety!

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NICOLERZ 4/4/2014 2:33PM

    Are they "easy" enough for those of us that are really out of shape? I have a hard time following a lot of videos because they are so advanced.

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RENLLY 4/3/2014 1:24PM

    Thanks for sharing - I will have to check those videos out.



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Son's crafts

Thursday, January 23, 2014


So I can share these with some of my SparkFriends, I'm posting some pendants my son made me for Christmas. It's like a glass-blowing process, only a torch is used. He's already being asked to sell them, but he's still learning & practicing.

  
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NICOLERZ 4/9/2014 6:36PM

    Pretty!

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PATRISNA 3/20/2014 2:56PM

    Those are beautiful!

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MISSRUTH 1/24/2014 10:26PM

    Wow! Those look great!

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