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100 Days of Motivation

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I am all about goal-setting and more importantly goal-ACHIEVING! This concept of really dedicating myself to achieving my goals in this 100-day window is PUMPING ME UP!

My 100-day challenge consists of:

#1 - Stay alcohol-free

#2 - Run 3 days a week with a goal of 100 miles

#3 - Lose the rest of my blubber (10# or thereabouts)

The weight goal is a little vague mainly because I'm only 8 pounds from my goal weight, but honestly I think I have more to lose than that. So I'll see how I feel and how I look when I lose another 8 pounds and reset the goal if I need to.

I'm 10 days into the challenge and doing great. I feel so motivated to do this! I hear Starship singing: NOTHING'S GONNA STOP US NOW!!!

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CAROL_31649731 6/30/2013 12:12AM

    You have set some awesome goals. Good for you! I need to follow your example & make a plan, too. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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CAPECODBABE 6/29/2013 6:06PM

    emoticon great goals emoticon
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JAOTAO 6/29/2013 5:01PM

    Awesome! I support you in achieving your goals. Must feel oh so good to be that close to your goal weight! Keep the ball rolling!

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JACKIE542 6/29/2013 4:39PM

    Glad you feel so motiavted right now, you can do this, that is a great song to keep the motivaton going. emoticon emoticon

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MAMASPLASH 6/29/2013 3:27PM

  Alcohol is something that really packs on the pounds. That's a good idea.

Keep at it. I wish I had stuck to it when I only had 10 pounds to lose. My weight just kept creeping up and now it's a lot to lose. I'll try to follow your blog. If I can stick with it with you it will help.

I'm actually try to have a day one attitude because I'm just living life one day at a time.

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Day 7 ~ Hurrah!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Day 7 AF. I feel like a superhero. emoticon

Some random bits for the day:

I think I'm going to get the Samsung S4. I didn't do a ton of research, but from the small amount I did and the advice I've received, it seems like a good phone for me.

For the second time this summer, I have a mosquito bite on my ear. The first time, it was actually IN my ear -- so awfully itchy and sore. Now it's on the outside and my whole ear is swollen and red. Very annoying!!

I'm planning a trip. Or, I should say, I need to get busy planning a trip. Or maybe I could try being spontaneous just this once. Hmmmmmm.....

That's it! Have a FAB day, all you Sparkers!

  
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KALIGIRL 6/28/2013 8:26AM

    Here's to feeling emoticon

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FRENCHSEAMS 6/27/2013 10:18PM

    Yeah for day 7! I like the bigger Samsung screen. I's sure you'll be happy with it.

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CAROL_31649731 6/27/2013 3:57PM

    Congrats on the AF streak! It does feel great to get quite a few days under your belt, doesn't it. Continue on, my friend!!! emoticon Awful about the bug bite, though--how annoying!!

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CAPECODBABE 6/27/2013 7:47AM

    Sounds like things are going great (aside from the bug bite)
Never had one in the ear, but I HATE trying to fall asleep and hearing one buzz around my head...

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KNYAGENYA 6/26/2013 11:34AM

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JACKIE542 6/26/2013 10:40AM

    I should look into that phone I just have a regular one.
Mosquitoes are always after me, hope that swelling and itchiness goes away.

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Smart Phone Conundrum

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I am considering upgrading from a plain old cell phone to a smart phone. Any recommendations? I'd appreciate any advice!

Today is day 6 AF. I know now that this is my path to losing the rest of this weight. I'm already down a few pounds.
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-CORAL- 6/26/2013 2:33PM

    I had an android (samsung) for the last 2.5 yrs and it was very glitchy. Also there weren't all the apps on it I really wanted. I just switched to an iPhone and I am in love.

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CAPECODBABE 6/26/2013 7:33AM

    Congrats on day 6! emoticon
I'm ready for an upgrade, so I'll be interested in you findings,
but no help as I haven't started the process of looking yet

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FRENCHSEAMS 6/25/2013 11:40PM

    I have a Samsung which has been just fine for me and I like the bigger screen but I'm going to switch to an iPhone when, hopefully the 4s model drops it's price in the fall when there is a new iPhone release. Why? The apps. I have an ipad and I use it all the time and There is an app called Bento where you can design your own data bases. This way you don't have to buy apps you can't modify for each use you need.

The databases can synch between the ipad and the iPhone and a Mac if I had one.

I just find there are more apps I am interested in for Apple than Android although my Samsung phone was just fine otherwise.

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GK1963 6/25/2013 2:32PM

    I have a Samsung and am quite happy with it. My only issue with it is that it is almost too big for my small hands. My next one will be smaller

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KYLAR_STERN 6/25/2013 11:24AM

    What do you want? A simple phone that is very user friendly yet there are many things you can't do with it and it's over priced? iPhone

Phone you can max out technology and feature wise and is really limitless? Droid

Something in between? Samsung

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KNYAGENYA 6/25/2013 10:36AM

    I think I have a Samsung Stellar. I love it! Smartphones are great. emoticon

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CLRWILLIAMS25 6/25/2013 9:28AM

    I'm interested to hear the responses here. I still have a plain old cell phone, but may be upgrading in a few months.

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MADEIT3 6/25/2013 9:20AM

    I love my iPhone. I have apps to meditate, apps to exercise, and can even use my phone as a pedometer (except that I have a Fit Bit). Of course, I'm also known as "Gadget Granny" - and I tend to nerd over all things tech. Unless you are tech savvy or plan to really learn, stick to a simple phone.

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EMILY0724 6/25/2013 9:09AM

    Your choice depends on your expectations and your technical savvy. I tried an android phone first, but after a week, I was still having trouble remembering how to do things with it--like make a call. I returned it and got an Iphone. No instructions needed. However, I know people who are tech geeks that love android phones and would never purchase a "crap-ple" product. Hope this helps.


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Sometimes the Obvious Is Not So Obvious

Monday, June 24, 2013

Day 5 AF. I went slightly over in calories but had a very active day. I marched in the parade with my son's band and then went for a good, long power-walk when I got home. Stunning coincidence (?!?!) that my weight is down.

It slays me when I'm doing all the right things and the weight comes off, when I had been doing some of the right things inconsistently and was feeling frustrated that the weight wasn't coming off. What slays me is how easy it is when we put all that knowledge into practice!

Here's to another day of doing all the right things, including running tonight. Yes, I will!
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CAPECODBABE 6/24/2013 8:38PM

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CAROL_31649731 6/24/2013 8:25PM

    Congrats on adding another digit to your AF-day count . . . I know I look forward to watching that number increase, too. And kudos for your active day--the scale will catch up eventually! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 6/24/2013 1:25PM

    Seems to be working well for you now! That's great to hear!! emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 6/24/2013 1:10PM

    Weight loss is so weird and unpredictable,

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FRENCHSEAMS 6/24/2013 10:16AM

    Don't you just hate it when you can't respond "me too!" when someone says "I can just look at a beer and get fat?" Some of us have to actually drink it to put on weight.

Reality bites. Enjoy your run!

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ARRREAGLES 6/24/2013 9:40AM

    Good job, and keep it up!

And remember -- sometimes you do all the right things and the weight doesn't just fall off. On those weeks, just celebrate that you did all the right things!

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JACKIE542 6/24/2013 9:34AM

    Good job, keep up the good work. emoticon

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CARMEN327 6/24/2013 9:12AM

    Yay! I am glad things are working for you!

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Stepping Out

Sunday, June 23, 2013

So today I am serving as one of many chaperones at a parade, walking alongside the band handing out water as the kids need it. Honestly I've always thought it was sort of a dorky thing to do - the ultimate in helicopter parenting. Back when I was in band, parents did not march with the band and hand out water in the middle of the parade! Anyhoo, now I'm doing it, and as it turns out they often do have kids get overheated, so I guess this water thing is a good idea!
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I'm realizing what an alcohol-soaked world I live in. In our little neck of the woods, alcohol is ever-present, normal, expected. If you don't partake, people notice. I'm starting to question this. As I blogged yesterday, I need and want to take care of myself. I won't drink because people are pressuring me to. We attended an event yesterday where I probably would have had a drink or two. But inspired as I am to radically take care of myself, I chose water and then Gatorade. I was questioned repeatedly on this. Whatev. It's my choice and I'm happy with it, so back off! LOL. I guess that's the cool thing once you've thought things through. No amount of outside pressure can derail you.

Ah, glorious summer! Let the good times roll!
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CARMEN327 6/24/2013 9:15AM

    Good for you! I would have a hard time in that environment.

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CAROL_31649731 6/23/2013 10:42PM

    Good for you! Stand your ground. Not worrying what others think is paramount in taking care of No #1. emoticon Your AF friend, Carol

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KNYAGENYA 6/23/2013 12:07PM

    That's great. It is so true about the alcohol.

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JACKIE542 6/23/2013 12:05PM

    Good for you be strong and walk on. emoticon emoticon

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FRENCHSEAMS 6/23/2013 10:42AM

    Sounds excellent. More power to you.

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