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Walking

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Walked daughter to school today and back and then to pick her up again and back!! It was very nice. The pick up walk was getting a little warm but we had a few cooling breezes and some shade so it really wasn't bad at all. We all needed a drink and a snack, but we earned it! Tomorrow I will take water bottles along. I need to remember to wear my pedometer tomorrow to. I have a crudy one the measures every bounce and jiggle (I gain 10 steps going to the Bathroom! LOL) but I need a better idea of how far it is. I know it is roughly 1.5 to 2 miles round trip. I don't want to drive the car just to track the distance. Next time I go to Target I'll do it!! :)
The kids are going with me on a hike on Friday. The same hike we took last month without any kiddies. We are taking an all-terrain stroller and the kids will just have to walk the steepest portions! I'm looking forward to the hike to be followed up with a long relaxing swim! It should be warm enough by Friday to enjoy a swim instead of freezing to death! So far it has been a very nice day! Hope everyone enjoys this lovely June day! Time to go shoo the cat out of the dryer so I can do some laundry!!

  
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KING*GET*FIT 6/16/2009 7:48PM

    Google maps does have a walking pedometer but you can also access it through sparkpeople's fitness maps. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_maps_saved.asp?cityname= Sorry about you having to copy and paste this on your address bar to get there. I like it in the satellite mode. The cool thing is that after you track your route you can add it to your fitness tracker. It is pretty cool.

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WBOYACK 6/16/2009 4:14PM

  You so inspire me! I think I'll take me 6 year old on a bike ride later today.

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/16/2009 4:07PM

    Glad to see you enjoying the good weathe Heather. I love the thought of a swim after a long hike. Heaven emoticon
Luv
Caz
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ITSHOWYOULIVE 6/16/2009 2:52PM

    Hehe! Google maps! That is a great idea! I was just there this morning checking out something else and I didn't even think of it!! Thanks!!

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SAASHA17 6/16/2009 2:45PM

    gud going..why dnt u track the miles on the google map

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More clothes I can wear!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Yesterday I grabbed two skirts I knew I could wear and one I wasn't sure about, it still didn't fit the last time I tried it on two weeks ago, when I was getting ready for church. I ended up being so rushed that I went with a skirt I was pretty sure would fit (YES it did) and didn't bother with the one that didn't fit last time. This morning I am getting ready to take my daughter to Kindergarten camp and instead of putting on the pants I intended to wear I grabbed the skirt I didn't think would fit. I held my breath and started sliding it on-"hey, it goes past my hips!" "Will it zip?" "IT ZIPS!!!!! IT FIT!! It's almost loose??" I was so excited I wore it all morning! I was the most dressed up mom dropping a kid off for K-camp! I didn't care. This skirt used to be one of my absolute favorites and I am so glad I can wear it again! I also did the unthinkable today-tried on swim suit tops!!! My thoughts were UGGG! But, I grabbed a top in the size I thought I needed and one in a smaller size. Would you believe I walked out of the store with the smaller size?!! I DID!! I REALLY DID!! It still is not a small size by any standard-it still came from the "Women's" Department. But, it was 2 sizes smaller than the suit I bought two years ago! The suit that was stretched to its max last year (oh the horror). Next year I hope to be buying a suit in the regular section. I don't even care if it is the largest size in that section. I am just sooo DONE buying the largest size in the womens section!! NEVER GOING BACK THERE!! DONE! DONE! DONE! Next year I will be anxiously awaiting the swimsuit shipments so I can try on everything and find a suit I LOVE not just one that fits!! Joy oh joy!!

  
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ARYA242 6/17/2009 1:17PM

  That has to be one of THE best feelings ever! You go girl! Grats! :D

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KING*GET*FIT 6/16/2009 1:44PM

    That is fantastic. Congratulations.

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CHELLENOBELLY7 6/16/2009 9:57AM

  Hi, i'm new to sparkpeople and DONE girls ;joined last week. i'VE been going and reading various blogs. Like the comment from another...you can almost hear the excitement and joy in your writing. Congrats,every little step like that helps motivate you to keep going and validates all the hard work you've done so far. emoticon

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DR8671 6/15/2009 7:34PM

    keep it up you are doing so good. I can almost hear the excitement and the happiness in what you write.

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MRSMIKEJG 6/15/2009 5:44PM

    That is such a wonderful feeling. Good going! emoticon

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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/15/2009 5:02PM

    Woohoo!!! That is quite an accomplishment you thin thing, you! :-) I told you - I have a whole pile of clothes that you can shrink right on into! I just need to get them over to you...then when you are the size YOU want to be you can go get yourself the much deserved new wardrobe!

Here's to smaller sizes and second holes on belts and pretty swimsuit tops and being DONE with the women's section and wearing clothes that have been hibernating! So raise your glass of water high and toast with me!!!

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ANDIMAT 6/15/2009 4:53PM

    emoticon
Good job! Thanks for the motivation!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/15/2009 4:29PM

    I am SSSOOO pleased for you Heather
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Don't you just love it!!
Well done you!
Luv
Caz
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**VCANLOSE** 6/15/2009 4:28PM

    Congrats!! I cannot wait to feel what U R feeling right now. Feels good to be **DONE**! emoticon

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Eat your calories-a testimonial!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

So, regular reader will know that last week was VERY busy for me. Eating was not a top priority and I was not coming even close to eating my calories. This is often an issue for me, but not usually for an entire week (week and a half). I increased my exercise by alot and did not see any movement on the scale last week. I was kind of disappointed since I was having so much more activity I felt I should be seeing some improvement on the scale. Well, on Thursday I ate! It was time for dinner and I still had something like 800 calories to hit even the minimum requirement. My daughter wanted quesadillas for her birthday so I used two tortillas instead of the one I usually use, I piled on the cheese and I grilled half an onion. I tried hard and I reached my calories! Friday, I reached my calories! Saturday, I ate one cupcake, I ate tacos with soft tortillas and lots of lettuce, tomatoes and onions! I reached my calories! When I got on the scale this morning-I had lost over two pounds!!!! WoooHooo! I saw improvement! If anyone questions the benefit of eating AT LEAST the minimum recommended calories I can say-EAT YOUR CALORIES!! Starvation does not equal healthy weight loss! Eat your calories, eat healthily, exercise and you WILL see improvement-it might take a little while to show up, but you will see results!! Today, I wrote out a schedule for the week, I'm a planner, I can't help it, it's what I do. The schedule includes walking my daughter to Kindergarten Camp and walking to pick her up, it includes, yoga, strength training and cardio. It also includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!! I finally got it!! I'm scheduling my meals from now on and trying better to get my calories!! Oh, and some of you are probably asking what the heck is Kindergarten Camp-it is a week long program for children who will be starting Kindergarten in August, basically it is Kindergarten on an even more relaxed level to introduce the kids to the Kindergarten rules and concepts. My daughter has been talking about it since April! She is so excited, I hope she sleeps tonight! I'm excited too!! Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday!

  
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WBOYACK 6/14/2009 6:07PM

  I think you are doing a great job! Keep it up. You will make it!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/14/2009 5:10PM

    Heather
emoticon on the weight loss.
Now you see that your body needs a certain amount so that it doesn't think it's starving and exercise is so worth it.
I'm glad to see you're planning your meals
I am so pleased for you
Luv
Caz

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Party is over, house is almost back to normal, I can return to normal!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Yea!! Daughter's party was a huge success. The kids all had a great time. There was no cake left over (Big HURRAH-nothing left to tempt me). My daughter loved every gift and now my life can return to normal. The tinkerbell skirts were a hit and so were the Peter Pan hats. All my hard work paid off. Now I just have to start gearing up for the next one in August!! For a little while though I get to return to normal. One big plus from this party is I had to rearrange the living room to make room for craft tables and I love the new arrangement! There is more room and it will make exercising easier! I won't be bumping into things as I move around! So glad life is back to "normal" so I can get back to my routines! Well, I am exhausted so I will sign off and see you all tomorrow!

  
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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/14/2009 3:26AM

    Hi Heather I'm so glad it kicked off okay as I know how much effort you put in.
Now you can have some "me time"
Enjoy your Sunday
Luv
Caz
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WBOYACK 6/14/2009 12:37AM

  Sounds like fun.

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 6/13/2009 11:40PM

    Glad everything went good and now you get some well deserved rest!

Barbara

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Update-better day already!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Son and his teacher. So, yesterday was just aweful and I wasn't sure today would be better, but so far so good! Son had his graduation, it was nice-he looked so cute! Our school just does "dress-up" for k-grad, gowns are worn for thier pics but not for the ceremony, so son was wearing his church clothes and tie. So, handsome. After we went to Cold Stone for ice cream. Only, silly me, forgot to check what time they actually open! At 10:00 we are standing outside a store not scheduled to open until 11:00 so Grandma and all of us are standing there trying to decide what to do now. McD's is close and a Baskin Robbins is a few miles away. And then the door opens and this very nice young man says "Do you need anything?" We say we were coming to get ice cream to celebrate graduation and a birthday, but you aren't due to open for an hour. He says "well, since it is a special occasion I can open early." And he lets us in and dishes up our ice cream!!! I never would have expected him to do that!! Not many merchants open thier store and serve customers an hour ahead of time!! He made my day!! We thanked him profusely, but he probably still doesn't understand how much it meant to me. My kids were the ones who picked Cold Stone and would probably have been happy somewhere else, but still disappointed. They didn't have the lemon sorbet I wanted, but they did have a really good Strawberry, Mango, Banana Sorbet. So I stuck to sorbet instead of the fat laden Cheesecake Ice Cream with Grahamcrackers and Cherries that I might have ordered otherwise!!! And, I already finished son's teacher's gift-a handstrung bracelet of green glass beads and silver flowers!! So far a good day! Picks of son at graduation...

  
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WBOYACK 6/13/2009 8:34PM

  What a handsome boy! I'm glad your day looked better!

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MCLYMORE 6/12/2009 7:55AM

    That was lovely, and a great start to a day, the picures are awesome; and yes he is a handsome young man. Congrats on your wise choice to have sorbet, that was wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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JOANNAMARIE 6/11/2009 11:43PM

    Oh what a sweetie your boy is! That face! He just beams like the sunshine :) And you gotta love when you have a good day. I'm a firm believer in everything works out. Love the pics!

Joanna

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/11/2009 3:57PM

    What great pictures and what a nice guy to open up for you. There's service for you!
I think it's great that you stopped and thought about the sorbet.
I'm glad your day went well
Luv
Caz
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MEOWALITTLE 6/11/2009 3:13PM

    So great to hear you're day's going so well! Very cute pic of your son and his teacher. Great job on sticking with the healthier sorbet. I love Cold Stone, I probably would've gotten my usual there full of candy!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 6/11/2009 2:48PM

    Such a handsome little man!! And that is so super awesome fantastic about Cold Stone! I already loved them (for all the WRONG reasons...birthday cake remix being the #1 reason!) but now I know that they care about their community too! Awesome! Plus I hear they have sinless creations...can't wait to go try one out!

Looks like everyone had a great time at graduation...still can't believe the little/big guy is done with kindergarten and will be at school full day with Kaylie starting her own year of k-garten soon too...time flies!! Just think...you and Rebekah half days all on your own pretty soon...what ARE you going to do with yourself?!?!? LOL

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