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Day 16

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I think I needed a time out.

I had no real strategy for day 16. I know I ate less than most days and I was exhausted and lethargic.

The night before, I could hear high winds all thru the night and that left me very tired. Not eating
"enough" just compounded the problem.

For dinner I had a grilled cheese sandwich and warmed up leftover oatmeal. Too tired to make a traditional meal.

... but I slept very well at my regular bedtime!

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DJ4HEALTH 10/17/2012 10:12PM

    You might need to rest at least one day if not two. Like the others said listen to your body.

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SHERIO5 10/17/2012 12:22PM

    Listen to your body...hope your energy picks back up!

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L*I*T*A* 10/17/2012 12:07PM

    hope you are not coming down with something......
many i know are feeling under the weather ......
take care......
blessings and hugs...........lita

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Day 15

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day fifteen's strategy was all about portion control.
My lunch was leftover pasta & sauce. I ate about half of what I used to do.

I knew we were invited next door for dinner. The hosts served the full turkey with all the trimmings because they had been out of town for our Thanksgiving. When I brought my plate to the table, others said, "Oh, take more potatoes." and "Surely you want more gravy than that!".
I didn't go back for any "seconds", so I made a bit of progress, I think.

Yes, I can control myself when I am out for dinner!

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IUHRYTR 10/17/2012 6:44PM

    Good going on the self-discipline, especially over such a meal. -- Lou

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L*I*T*A* 10/16/2012 2:25PM

    good for you.................. emoticon emoticon

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Day 14

Monday, October 15, 2012

My strategy was very low key today. I had a lot of housework to do, so I used that as my cardio exercise.

I have decided to stop buying granola bars for my work lunches. They are very convenient, but I can never eat just a single one if there are two to the wrapper.

I will opt for a carrot or something else that takes more effort to snack.

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IUHRYTR 10/17/2012 6:46PM

    I stopped eating granola bars because of all the sweetness in them. Now, apple slices with a bit of peanut butter, ties me over. -- Lou

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SHERIO5 10/15/2012 2:57PM

    Housework can be very cardio emoticon I like apples for a portable snack.

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L*I*T*A* 10/15/2012 11:56AM

    they are not as healthy as we think anyway!!!
i did the same a while back too.........
try some fruit or veggies....

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Day 13

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The weather looked cool and grey to most people but to me, Saturday was a lovely, peaceful experience.
We drove to the library for a wee book I have been waiting for. (Not many steps done there.) To my surprise, I was taken to The Gorge which is a local waterway in our capital city. The greyish backdrop was perfect to show off the contrasting yellow, red, and copper coloured leaves!
We walked in a damp mist, so it felt like being in an outdoor spa treatment!

I went for a walk in my neighbourhood in the afternoon before the sun went down. I travel that distance once a week but I never used the pedometer before. I got a reading of 3928 steps or 1.61 miles.

After dinner, (on the small plate again!), I put on a coin belt for belly dancing and moved to seven songs. That totalled 30 minutes of free-form eastern dance. I will log that activity and see how many calories that was worth. What a fun exercise for a rain-soaked night!

I will move to the tunes again and get my middle section tightened up 'like days of old'!

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IUHRYTR 10/17/2012 6:48PM

    emoticon On finding ways to add exercise into your day. The weather sounds like terrific walking weather. -- Lou

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L*I*T*A* 10/14/2012 12:13PM

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SHERIO5 10/14/2012 9:23AM

    I could feel your enjoyment as I read your blog! What a treat! I have a couple of belly dance workout Dvds and put them on top of the player for my next workout! I don'thave a coin belt though! What fun that would be!

Keep up your good work! And keep it fun! emoticon

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Day 12

Friday, October 12, 2012

I am able to use my TV cable stations as a music only channel. This morning I used that to my advantage.
Station #401 is Maximum Party and I was dancing around to Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more retro tunes. I chose my 3 lb dumbbells and boogied down for 5 or 6 songs.

I can feel it in the shoulders and biceps. I am looking forward to more dumbbell dance later in the day.

I can feel the cardio increase with just that little start. Give it a try!

Steps at day's end: 4,053 steps
Distance: 1.66 miles
Calorie burn: 114.9

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IUHRYTR 10/17/2012 6:49PM

    It all adds up. Keep going! -- Lou

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L*I*T*A* 10/12/2012 11:26AM

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TCANNO 10/12/2012 11:18AM

    Keep it going


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SHERIO5 10/12/2012 11:13AM

    What fun! I like to dance in my kitchen while preparing a meal...Pandora Internet radio is great for that!

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GOSPELCLOWN 10/12/2012 11:06AM

    Turn Me Loose!

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