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Stayed in my calorie range

Monday, June 14, 2010

In a banner Sunday, I stayed in my calorie range for the first time in a long time.
With running, gardening and within calories, it was a banner day. And True Blood has started again!

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CINEMAVEN 6/14/2010 8:30PM

  I was a very bad girl today :( Went to London to see Kym and ate one of each ... must still have been on a True Blood high (mmmMMMmmmMMMmmm.... that show just does it for me)

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I ran!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

emoticon At 57 years old and 85 pounds overweight, this morning I ran. Yes it was only for 3 minutes and it felt like I was killing myself --- asthma for first minute, wobbly legs on the third minute and a lot of huffing and puffing. The dog was extremely excited and would have done more, though I know he's out of shape too.
1 minute then 90 seonds rest, the rest a brisk walk.
Of course I had to run into another dog walker who I think thought I was nuts. Maybe I was.
Now I'm all sweaty! Not used to this.
But I survived.
Tuesday is the next day.

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SSCHULTZ59 6/14/2010 9:12AM

    Awesome job.. i know how you feel. im still working at it.. i still huff and puff.. but i keep pushing myself a little bit more each time.. now i run for 4 minutes, walk for 5, for 45 minutes.. keep at it!! it is worth it.

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ASILENNA 6/13/2010 1:25PM

    YAY!!! THat's great!! I'm not the only one that has done this (only I ran and huffed and puffed with my extremely energetic 4 year old grandson!) Keep doing this and before you know it, the huffing and puffing will be gone and your dog will be the one wanting to stop!!! I am starting Couch to 5K tomorrow. Have you thought about trying that? emoticon emoticon

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JANEMITCHELL12 6/13/2010 12:59PM

    Thanks! Glad to know I'm not going to die, at least not from 3 minutes of running. emoticon

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    nice! Like the previous comment, it took me about a year to get to a point where running felt natural and not like I was going to die. I truly enjoy running these days.

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LOLA85KG 6/13/2010 8:07AM

  I know all about the huffing and puffing. You go! It took me over a year to get as far as 3 minutes and then it started to climb rapidly. I'm now at 8 minutes on the machine and about 4-5 minutes outside (depending on what surface I run on)

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Am I going to Start Running?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Found a post when reading the Slowest Loser blog. A woman who started running when she was much bigger than me. As mentioned before, my dog would love me to run and I have mentioned that I would some day too.
I envy the Regional staff who run.
She did it. a 5 k while fat, even obese. Dare I try? Dare I start?
Oh, Sparkpeople you do challenge me. Tune in tomorrow and see if I started.
Here is the link if you're interested.

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CHAOTIC.CATCH22 6/12/2010 11:03AM

    Go for it!! Running is awesome!

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It's not my fault!!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Learned today by reading the Omnivore's Dilemna that humans are programmed to want fat and sugar and that our processed food is full of corn sugar and fat, often from soy.
It's true!!! Looked at things like my low cal yogurt and whole grain tortilla. They both had fructose/sugrose as an ingredient, though far down the list.
Hurray for whole foods like my black beans and sweet potato!
No wonder I have type II diabetes. Sugar is everywhere! I never eat desserts but I used to eat a lot of popcorn and bread (full of sugar!)
Even bologna and other luncheon meats are full of sugar!!! WOW.
And today, I met my potassium and magnesium with banana, cashews, beans, sweet potato, etc.

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GRYFFINSONG 6/6/2010 7:09PM

    Yeah, processed foods are full of junk. Sounds like you ate some great stuff today though!


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New trophy!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Just moved up to a new trophy for sparkpoints!

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CUBFANGIRL1 6/1/2010 1:08PM

    Congrats, I should FINALLY be doing the same tomorrow!

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