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5K? Have I lost my mind?!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday! Friday! Yay! Last day (1/2 day) of work before vacation! I am ready! Although we do not actually leave for Orlando till Tuesday, I am geared up and have my exercise (on top of all the walking) planned. Snacks planned! My child WILL NOT persuade me away from my healthy diet!! I have vowed to behave on this vacation. :)

Ok, so at the urging of a friend I signed baby girl and I up for a 5K walk/run in August! Temporary insanity as I have never done any kind of walk/run race! Need help from my spark pals! As most of you know, I do a good bit of walking and the treadmill at the gym, but what kind of training should I be doing to prepare for this 5K thing?!! HELP!!

I hope all my spark friends have a super rockin' Friday! :)

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DESERTJULZ 6/29/2012 2:49PM

    Awesome! I'm doing the virtual walking 5k on SP. I'm currently in the week 2 training and today's goal was walk 1.75 miles. I actually went a bit over when I used the mapper, it was 1.81 miles!

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HONEYPOT319 6/29/2012 1:57PM

    Thanks for all you comments and suggestions ladies! I feel I must clarify my post though, I WILL NOT be running anything! lol. This girl does not run anywhere for fear of two black eyes! lol. I will be walking this first 5K. :)

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PUDDLEBY 6/29/2012 11:51AM

    Join the Spark People 5K Rookie Running Program! I will invite you. I started it at the end of winter and I have never run before and hated running in high school even. And I didn't think I could do it. But the program starts you off easy and each week adds a bit more jogging and less walking and I am just starting the last week of the program now, and each week I was surprised that I could do what it asked. So it works!!!!! I have signed up for the sparkpeople 5K virtual walk/run which is the last week of July. (Don't be too intimidated, even in the last week of the program, you still get little minute rest periods) You can do it! Even if you don't think you can, the program works. Honest.

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HEYITSLISA 6/29/2012 11:05AM

    The 5K your way is a really good way to build up your stamina. I've done two 5K and and am doing the program in the hopes of bettering my time on my next one Labor Day weekend. The first time it took me almost 1 1/2 hours! The second one, 66 minutes. Don't sweat it, seriously. It sounds way more daunting than it really is. It will be hard, you will have to push yourself, but you CAN do it!! emoticon

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BMW9295 6/29/2012 11:01AM

    There is a training for a 5k here on SP.. it is in the challenges I think...... Sometimes when I log in it pops up.

Oh and... my oldest will be 20 in exactly a month... so yep... feeling OLD. *LOL* especially today.

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LINDAK25 6/29/2012 9:18AM

    Wow! TCHNCRFT has good advice there, not much else to say that will help. Good luck on your first 5K!


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TCHNCRFT 6/29/2012 8:39AM

    SP has a virtual 5K training program called SP's Official 5K Your Way. It guides you to building up your walking time. Check it out and good luck!

Have a marvelous vacation!!

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DIBANANA 6/29/2012 8:39AM

  Good luck. I hate to run so I won't be of any help. But, kudos to you! Have a fun vacation.

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Sparky Thursday!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Good morning my spark friends! Tropical storm Debby has gone! Yay! No flooding here. It dried up pretty quick. Expecting highs in th upper 80s today. Looks like it will be super hot for vacation next week. Going to have to drink lots of water to stay hydrated as there is going to be tons of walking at the Disney theme parks! :) I can't wait!

Ok, I know I shouldn't have done it, because I will probably just be disappointed come Saturday at weigh-in if I weigh in higher, but I couldn't resist sneaking a peak at my weight. I only weigh once a week usually because of the fluctuation in weight due to water. I was feeling thinner (if you know what I mean) so I just thought that I would check it out. According to my glorious scale, I have lost three pounds this week! :) I guess I will just have to wait and see if the weight is the same come weigh-in day!

It going to be a great day today! I hope that all my fellow sparkers have a marvelous Thursday! :)

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BMW9295 6/28/2012 3:28PM

    I have been known to peak! I think we all do... so yes we understand....

Keep up the good work and it might be 5 pounds....

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QUEENDEBRINA 6/28/2012 2:28PM

    Sometimes I can't resist a "peak" either. Some mornings you just "feel" like you're lighter.

It's hot here in St Louis (my boss just came in and said her car thermometer said 108). emoticon Not a good day to be out walking around.

Glad Debby didn't put a dent in your vacation plans. You'll have a great time at Disney (everyone gets to be a kid there). emoticon

Wear some good walking shoes and keep yourself hydrated. emoticon

(BTW - you're doing a great job!)

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JACKIEANN1968 6/28/2012 12:43PM

    You're doing so great. Congratulations on those 3 pounds. Hopefully they will stay gone. Talking about hot, we are expecting 103 degrees on Friday and 105 degrees on Saturday & Sunday. Yuck!! Too, too hot for NC. I have never been to Disney. I wish you a wonderful vacation.

emoticon Jackie

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TCHNCRFT 6/28/2012 11:49AM

    emoticon on losing 3 more pounds!

Here's a thought: Make today's weight your official one and then don't weight in on Saturday. emoticon I won't tell!

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LINDAK25 6/28/2012 11:03AM

    You gave in and weighed yourself? What! Does this mean that you're not going to undermine yourself on Friday? Is Friday a low salt day? Yes, this is how I obsess when I weigh myself before my weigh-in day. It's just so tempting. How could I not weigh myself on the day I realized that I needed to go to the next size DOWN?

You have a marvelous Thursday, too.

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1PEACEBUNNY 6/28/2012 8:24AM

    Its going to be a fabulous day with your awesome attitude. Glad that wench Debby left you dry...she was such a heiffer! Enjoy yourself at Disney and make plenty of wishes in the land of magic! You rock Honeybee! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DABLUECAT 6/28/2012 7:42AM

    Have fun! Great way to sneak in exercise by roaming Disney. emoticon

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CMKARLS 6/28/2012 7:41AM

  Enjoy Disney. In 1999 our Disney vacation was altered by Hurricaine Floyd so I know how those storms can affect things. I think that was the first time Disney ever closed the park.

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PATTOMMC3 6/28/2012 7:31AM


I love Disney! Have fun!

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Happy Wednesday . . Hump Day!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I just want to say thanks to all my spark peeps who comment regularly on my blogs! Ya'll are great! Very motivating for me! Don't know what I would do without you!

Nothing much new here . . . the gym was awesome as usual. Baby girl is still hanging in there with me. :) Only one and a half more days till vacation and I am ready! Debby is almost gone away and it is looking like it might dry up here soon!

Wishing everyone a happy hump day! :)

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ONLYONEPEA 6/28/2012 1:13AM

    its good Karma is what it is!!

You're so lovely to others.. so its natural that others want to be lovely to you :)

You're going on holiday? anywhere nice? Who is Debby? messy houseguest?


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LINDAK25 6/27/2012 5:00PM

    Hope you had a great Wednesday! Good to get that exercise in. Can you believe it? You're doing this! Glad you get to exercise with your daughter. What a blessing. Have a great vacation.

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JACKIEANN1968 6/27/2012 12:37PM

    Happy Wednesday to you too. Glad Debby is finally moving out, in time for your vacation. That is so awesome that your workout partner is still there for you. You're doing great. Hugs, Jackie

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BMW9295 6/27/2012 12:11PM

    So glad you guys are safe and that you will see emoticon SOON! You and baby girl are doing emoticon. Keep it up!

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TCHNCRFT 6/27/2012 11:34AM

    Happy Wednesday to you, too. Glad the rains have gone and hope you - and other FL Sparkers - were spared any flooding.

Enjoy your time off, whether you're going on a vacation or just staying put and enjoying the downtime. emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 6/27/2012 10:34AM

    Glad to hear the deluge from Debby is dying down. Did the flooding miss you? I sure hope so!

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HEYITSLISA 6/27/2012 10:04AM

    Are you going anywhere on vacation? I hope somewhere fun!

My son was in Orlando just last week. When Debby moved in, they decided to head home! emoticon

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Working toward my end goal!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Good morning spark peeps! I am continuing toward my first goal now that aunt Lucy has left and I have my normal energy back (for a couple weeks). :) I am so grateful that my walking partners at work have not fallen by the wayside and are continuing to plug along with me twice a day! Tried to recruit another coworker yesterday! This one just came back from a month out of the country. He opened the door to the conversation when he commented that I look like I have lost weight! Yay! Another confirmation of my success! I haven't got him hooked yet, but I am slowing reeling him in. lol. Wish me luck!

Have a great Tuesday my spark friends! :)

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NIKWEN 6/27/2012 7:26AM

    Way to share that Spark! Good luck with your walks and I'm glad to hear you got back on track easily!

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ONLYONEPEA 6/27/2012 5:33AM


fantastic feeling when you get the compliments isn't it!!

Corse he should have known you were stunning anyways.. but he's only a boy..


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LINDAK25 6/26/2012 10:22PM

    Wow! You little Sparkler, you. And to have someone notice you lost weight! Yeah!

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JACKIE542 6/26/2012 9:38PM

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DESERTJULZ 6/26/2012 5:19PM

    It's great to see that you are Sparking others. :D

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JACKIEANN1968 6/26/2012 1:19PM

    Great job reeling in walking partners. You are awesome. Hugs, Jackie

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CROWLEY123 6/26/2012 11:30AM

    That is EXCELLENT! Nothing breeds success like success, right?
Keep up the positive attitude, and the hard work.
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TCHNCRFT 6/26/2012 11:16AM

    That's great when people start to notice! emoticon

I'm glad your walking partners are still with you. That makes a difference. Give them all a emoticon from us!


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BMW9295 6/26/2012 10:17AM

    emoticon Keep working on him.... since he has seen results with you it should not take much more talking him up to get him to join......

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CAM2438 6/26/2012 8:06AM

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SHILOBOOTH 6/26/2012 7:37AM


Oh the best kind of gratification is when someone says the magic words - oh yeah!

I plan to get walking in July. Have let it slip due to being busy but really need to get my backside out in the fresh air hehe!

Have a great day emoticon

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Rain, rain go away. Come again another day!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Today was another good day! Only three and a half more days till vacation! Yay! Can't wait to go hang out with baby girl #2! Piglet and I are heading over to Orlando to spend five days with her and her hubby. We haven't seen her since Christmas! Mommy is having withdrawals.

I am thoroughly sick of all this rain. Debby needs to move along now. The upside is that it has stayed below 90 degrees, the power has remained on and no more trees have fallen into or around the house! :)

I hope all my spark peeps had a great Monday! :)

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JACKIEANN1968 6/26/2012 1:17PM

    I can't imagine going months without seeing one of my children. With my daughter turning 20 in Oct. and moving into her 1st apartment with room mates, for school, in August, I know that the visits home will probably become less frequent, than when she was living in the dorms, last year. Especially since the apartments won't be closing for the holidays, like the dorms do. But, we do want our children to become self sufficient. Fortunately, with my boy only 12, I know I have at least a few more years, before I start experiencing that empty nest syndrome.
In NC, today (Tues.) we are enjoying lovely weather in the 70's. Unfortunately, by Friday, it's supposed to be 98 degrees- and very humid. Unless Debbie heads our way, we're in for a hot, uncomfortable week. Hugs, Jackie

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LADYBIRD82 6/25/2012 8:11PM

    Please send the rain my way emoticonIts really hot and dry in Louisiana! emoticonBest of luck on your vacation, stay safe.

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BMW9295 6/25/2012 7:53PM

    Glad you all are safe and hope it stays that way.... Debby is a pest at best...... although I agree below 90 is great... it was 100 here again today and heat index about 105....
My oldest is coming home from college in 2 days so I know about mommy withdrawal... *LOL* saw him mothers day, but it was just not enough time. Have wonderful time....

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