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Day 1 on way to 5k

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hit all my nutrient ranges. Walked/jogged 40 minutes on treadmill for a little over 2 miles. Won't win any trophies with this, but not having been able to run for about 25 years made this special. Before ms messed with my body and mind I loved to run, play tennis, ride horses... No wheel chair for past few years. Arthritis in neck, back, knees and hips are challenging. But, though I can't do a lot I can do some things. Hooray!

  
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MEADSBAY 9/10/2012 6:27PM

    Anything is way better than nuttin'!
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5K or Bust!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

I registered with my 9 year old grandon for my first 5K in many years. He just beat out all the kids in his class in the mile a couple of days ago. He ran an amazing 6:45. Reminds me so much of his mom. She ran, and won, her first 5k at his age and went on to run in high school and college. Though she's run a few marathons she prefers the half. She's been invited to run in Las Vegas in December. I used to run and also play other sports, but MS kind of ended all that. I've not had to use wheel chair for quite awhile now. I can walk well mostly right now and have two weeks to prepare for this 5K fundraiser for a boy with cancer. I know I'll mostly walk, but look forward to a few minute jog here and there. Today I walked more than 13,000 steps. Tomorrow I look forward to running a few in my first pair of running shoes that I just bought today. I feel like a kid!

  
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CINDYAST 9/10/2012 3:55PM

    Have fun! I love getting new workout shoes, I hope you got some new running shoes in a bright fun color!

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MEADSBAY 9/9/2012 10:12PM

    That is so exciting, Barbara!
Taking all those steps now will help make sure you are up for it (I hope).
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DIET_FRIEND 9/9/2012 9:19PM

    Great to be able to share a healthy pastime with kids of all ages.

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PURSUEJOY 9/9/2012 9:12PM

    Good for you!! You are brave and amazing...and 13,000 steps! ~ Wow! Good job!!

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Calorie Cycling

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Tomorrow I will begin calorie cycling. I've not done this before so am eager to see if this body will be fooled by it. Sounds like others have found success with this. Not sure how long I ought to cycle...? hope everyone has a great weekend!

  
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MEADSBAY 9/7/2012 4:21PM

    hahahahaha-
I love it when folks don't understand something and their reply makes me chuckle.
One of my sparkbuds was talking about her hubby (who is whining about a college class) and a comment was about how to deal with her SON.
Anyway- I find I naturally calorie cycle, don't you?
But when I really worked at it, I tended to do 1000 cals for a few days (too low and I get headaches) and then 1800-2000 for a day or so, then repeat, ad nauseaum...

Good luck!
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CROWLEY123 9/7/2012 7:26AM

    I'm not sure what that is...I'll have to consult the great oracle! Google, that is.
Good luck!

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GOLFGMA 9/7/2012 6:48AM

    The first few minutes of cycling are the hardest until your body gets the feel then you can keep going. If you have never cycled before I wouldn't overdue the first time. Fifteen to twenty minutes should be a good starter time , then add minutes as you go along.

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Junk food days...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Just returned from nine day road trip with son's family which includes a very stubborn, yet overwhelmingly adorable, 15 month old daughter and an often times nearly impossible almost 4 year old daughter. Then we combined a total of 9 hikes, an evening of western dinner theater, a morning of babysitting so the parents could compete in a trail run and a 12 hour babysitting stint before leaving on the trek so parents could do a climb/hike here. Combine all that with this grandma doing the best I can with all this heat and activity and various stressors while also fighting a bit of exacerbation of multiple sclerosis and I'm about to drop. I tried to eat pretty well on the trip, but then found that today and yesterday I've really messed up. Our sweet daughter left in our fridge a home made lasagna, salad,garlic bread and brownies made from scratch by her two boys and decorated by 2 year old daughter. I couldn't resist. Wonderful comfort food, but now it is back to the healthy stuff which I've actually grown to love. I've got to lose the nearly two pounds that appeared this morning. Ouch! Then back to the slow and steady route once again. I know I can do it. Love those grandkids, but gotta plan for some me time on our next journey. LOL!!!

  
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AZURELITE 9/9/2012 8:27AM

    Sounds like a wonderful (though exhausting) trip! You did well to only put on 2 lbs. Hope the autumn brings lots of 'me' time to eat well, rest & exercise as you're accustomed to now.
Blessings,
Azurelite
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MEADSBAY 8/29/2012 4:27PM

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Nine days!
That is a lot of chances to mess up!
Back to it, my friend.
Time to take care of you now!
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SANFORMRN 8/28/2012 11:41PM

  Wow! That's quite a weekend. I'm sure they are grateful for all of your help. I have 3 young kids myself.

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KAYE454 8/28/2012 10:55PM

  Just get back on track tomorrow

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Summer is flying and so am I

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Today's adventure with my two gandsons was 36 holes of miniature golf. I hadn't played in years and it was their first time at 7 and 9. It was a hot, hot day, but we really had a lot of fun. This whole summer has been filled with adventures with my grand kids. August is looking as busy as the rest. I love these outings as my pedometer gets a workout, too. Still. I need my time in the gym and pounding the pavement and trails on my own or with my dh. Life is good. Have a great August everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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VOLARI52 8/10/2012 10:03PM

    Just returned from my dd cottage where we took my 10 year old grandson fishing...my dh and I had fun....making memories.

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MEADSBAY 8/1/2012 8:17PM

    I just adore being a grammy and spending time with my Lucy and William. They are barely old enough for field trips (although we do have 2 car seats in our car) but we get out and about around the neighborhood.
Can't wait until they're old enough for mini-golf and some such.
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