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The Magic Bullets: Sleep, Exercise, and Water

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I am truly amazed at the power of sleep, exercise and water. Because of these two elements over the course the past two months, that I believe I have rebounded in 24 hours from a common cold.

I'm sure it's no surprise for those of you who work in an office just how quickly the germs get spread around. So many people have been sick lately that I'm surprised that I did not catch it earlier. Even with hand washing and sterilizing, it still caught me.

I felt it come on the night before last- an ear ache an one angry tonsil. As yesterday progressed, I kept track of my decline. I took an Emergen-C at the start of the day (although I don't really know how well they truly work, but hey why not). I stayed hydrated. I ate. Once I got down to about 70% functionality and felt tired, I knew it was time to take additional action. I was in a rapid decline at this point.

Instead of pushing through the rest of the day, I went straight home and straight to bed. I was not exhausted, but I know my health patterns, and for me, getting straight to bed at the early onset of a cold is also one of my keys to speedy recovery, NOT waiting until you just can't stand up any more!

Woke up at 10 and still had not improved, so I caved and took an Aleve-D (mind you, I do not like taking pills that just alleviate symptoms).

This morning, I feel great. I mean GREAT. I almost sprang out of bed! Still have the sniffles, but I feel just fine.

I truly believe that I have rebounded so quickly because have stayed committed to healthy living. Even though the scale has not moved a single pound in 6 weeks, I think this is just one more testimonial to power of true internal health.

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CRANBYRRE 2/18/2010 11:49AM

    Glad youre feeling better! I agree, prevention is the best cure--and a healthy lifestyle is the best prevention there is!

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ah HA!!! How to predict your Spark Points Wheel points

Friday, February 05, 2010

What can I say.... I'm a spark points junkie!

Call me nerdy, but I noticed that I could predict my spark points earned when I spin the login wheel. Kinda bummed now, knowing ahead of time that I won't hit on the BIG points before I click 'spin'.

First, take notice where the arrow is. Then, count three boxes to the RIGHT. My points have consistenly landed on that number for the last week.

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JANETOS 2/16/2010 12:33PM

    Never even knew there was a sparkpoints wheel! I guess we represent opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to observation!

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GAZELK 2/6/2010 12:53PM

    You're a genius! I'm going to have to check that out the next time I spin the wheel. I wonder if you refresh the page if you get a different set of numbers.

Personally, I think the the website has something against me, because I rarely get more than a 1, while others are getting 20 or 100 points. I think there must be a correlation between your activity on the site and the points you get.

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CHARGER25 2/5/2010 4:24PM


Pack a bag...... I have a casino we have to hit before your secret is out...Oh, and bring your own money....I have a way to win at Craps you will not believe...Vegas, baby!

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PKTREKGIRL 2/5/2010 3:33PM

    Wow Never would have figured that out!

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LOGICALLOSS 2/5/2010 3:21PM

    Wow.Great powers of observation. You should go to Vegas.

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I'm in trouble

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I'm already sore from this mornin's work out.

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MIGIRLJLO89 2/4/2010 1:53PM

    When I am sore, I try to be positive. When our muscles are sore, they are burning calories to try to repair the damaged muscles. When they do, the come back bigger. The bigger the muscles, the more calories it takes to sustain them- that is matabolism! So when you're sore, just think about how amazing you're doing and how many calories you're burning by just sitting there!

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    fight on never quit or give in emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Not sure if it's real or not.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I forgot to take measurements a month ago when I re-started, but I SWEAR my butt looks smaller.

If you see my consistency, You'd hope I wasn't imagining things.

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RNSHARON 2/4/2010 12:36AM

    I bet you're right! There are so many positive signs we are doing things right (besides the scale).

Keep up the good work!

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Pep Talk today

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's not about the scale today... it's not about the scale today... keep going, keep trying... keep pushing... keep ENJOYING what you've been enjoying. The weight loss will come... the fitness level will keep improving... trust the system... trust the program.


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