Friday, June 28, 2013
I just found out I am waaaay under-estimating how fast I am walking.
So, here's how to calculate your MPH if you don't walk an exact mile in an exact hour.
How to Convert Miles Walked to MPH
By Emma Francesca, eHow Contributor
1. Write down the distance you walked and the time it took you to walk this distance, in minutes. Make sure you measure the total distance you walked, not just the distance between the start and end point. If you took a meandering path, you would have walked more than if you went in a straight line from one point to another.
2. Stop if it took you exactly one hour to walk the distance. If you did this, the distance you walked is your speed in MPH.
3. Divide the time it took to walk the distance into 60, since there are 60 minutes in an hour. For example, if you walked 40 minutes, divide 60 by 40, which equals 1.5.
4. Multiply that number by the number of miles you walked. This is your speed in MPH. For example, if you walked four miles in 40 minutes, your speed would be 6 MPH.
Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_8423329_convert-mi
Friday, June 07, 2013
My daughter is now a published co-author of a children's book!
It is an ABC book about our county. They went with the racing theme because Tony Stewart of NASCAR is from here.
Last fall, Candice was taking her Early Literacy class in college and they decided to make this a class project. They divided up the alphabet and spent time researching, writing rhymes for each letter, editing, and taking photos around the county and of the city of Columbus, IN. Candice was in charge of the letters H and I. She wrote about Hope Heritage Days (our local 3-day festival) and Irwin Gardens (renowed gardens open to the public from the family that started Cummins engine company)
It has been quite a week for our daughter...she got her first career-related job offer and acceptance (preschool teacher) and her (collaborative effort) book was released!
As her homeschool mom from 2nd-12th grades, this week has been so rewarding and I am truly enjoying the fruit of my labor and praising God for what He has done in her, with her, and through her inspite of her dyslexia and inspite of me and my weaknesses and my many previous health issues while homeschooling her. God is so good all the time!
Monday, May 13, 2013
This first photo was taken in May of 2010 at our daughter's homeschool high school graduation, a year before I joined SP.
This 2nd photo was taken May 11, 2013 after our daughter's college graduation and 54 lbs later and a week before my 2nd Sparkversary.
Time for me is marching backwards. I feel younger and healthier and stronger than I have felt in a decade or more!!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
When I changed some meds last summer and about that same time my metabolism and thyroid decided on a new 'set point', I began gaining weight. I've gained 15 lbs since June.
During this time, I discovered something good about weight plateaus. When you begin to re-gain weight, those nasty plateaus now come in handy . Your body gets stuck there AGAIN, but this time, it keeps you from regaining past that point AS LONG AS YOU ARE CONTINUING to eat healthy and workout.
However, if you totally give up and quit all those new healthy habits, as I've learned in the past, you'll zoom right past that plateau, past your old high weight and find a new high weight with a bonus of at least 20 new lbs.
What I've learned.......
Plateaus CAN be helpful, beneficial, and welcome........
until you get things figured out. It gave me the motivation to read, research, and then go to my doctor and ask for a change in thyroid meds even though my numbers said I was "normal". My body was saying differently.
listen to your body.
don't curse the plateaus, for they may come in handy at some point when things aren't going in the right direction.
During that time, use the plateaus to read, learn, research, try new things.
Plateaus are a part of this journey. They aren't evil. They. just. are. a. part. of. this. journey.
I'm really sick and tired of seeing 177 on the scale, but that is still a WHOLE lot better than the 227 where I started this journey nearly 2 years ago. (3 weeks to my 2nd Sparkversary!)
Now that my thyroid meds have been adjusted, I feel ready to get that 15 lbs back off (2 lbs lost in the past 2 weeks) and reach my goal weight at whatever next plateau I hit. I'm going to let my body find that goal weight by embracing plateaus.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Please watch this video....
You are beautiful!
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