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Grateful Summer is Almost Here

Sunday, May 26, 2013

May seems to be such a stressful time - school is almost out, all those activities put on hold through the winter are screaming to get done, work projects seem to go crazy.... I hate to wish days away, but I am so thankful that May is drawing to a close. The next couple of months will still be busy, but without needing to get the kiddo to school or keep a close eye on schoolwork, life will be a little be more managable. Woot!

  


Fun Fitness

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Yesterday, I made some poor choices when it came to eating, but still kept moving. Today I'll put my main focus on eating well and to help that I'll make fitness easy. I love the zoo in this city and it has become my favorite walking trail. I put on my sneakers and, even if I'm by myself, I love to hop along at a brisk pace and pause occassionally to check out the elephants or peacocks or leopard. I may have to also get a membership at a local garden for another trail, but the zoo is great for now.

  


Daily Affirmation

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


I admit I'm a bit of a Whovian, and David Tennant is my favorite Doctor. This picture makes me smile every time I see it. Thank you, davidtennantssideburns.tumblr.com/ , for creating this marvelous affirmation!

  


The why behind the goal

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I want to lose 30 pounds, in part to get back in the shape I was in when I was younger. I know that "you can't go home again", but I'm weary of carrying this extra baggage. Also, I want to lose my excuses when it comes to playing with my kiddo. She wants to play all sorts of things outdoors, and I am always able to summon an excuse. I want to lose these excuses.

  


BodyMedia - Four days in

Monday, March 25, 2013

Today is the first day since October 1st that I'm not wearing my Omron Pedometer - I feel a little naked without it, but I've got my Bodymedia Link armband on. I wore both through my long weekend and it looks like the armband measures my steps well, so I should be able to maintain my streak of days with 10,000+ steps.

I've walked at least 10,000 steps every day since October 1st, and I feel pretty good about that. I am not sure whether I'm lucky that I haven't gotten too sick or injured to get my steps, or if by getting my steps, I've kept myself healthy.

I like the feedback the BodyMedia band gives me. I like the feedback on my sleep and the measurement of all my calories burned through my daily activities. It gives me a bit more incentive to find small opportunities to fit in activity when I know it is being measured, not only for the steps, but for all the movement and intensity. I also like that all that data is automatically fed into my SparkPeople tracker.

The only drawback so far is that the SparkPeople nutrition tracker does not sync with the BodyMedia one, and I'm not too keen on the BodyMedia one. I didn't have much luck looking up restaurant meals and don't feel like reinventing the wheel there. So, for now, I'm using the SparkPeople nutrition tracker and entering the total calories at the BodyMedia site. So long as I'm participating in the SparkCoach program (which I love), there's no reason to enter that info twice.

  
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KCDEBI 3/25/2013 2:44PM

    Thanks! I'll give that a shot!

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SHANALOUISA 3/25/2013 2:26PM

    I have to agree the BodyMedia App food tracker SUCKS! Sparkpeople will sync the info on the nutrition tracker if you link your account with BodyMedia. You won't get the nutrtional information as you do here on Sparkpeople but it will automatically load the calorie totals. When you link bodymedia with Sparkpepole all you have to do is press the button at the bottom of the nutrition page that says link to bodymedia (I have found I usually have to hold the button on my armband in until it beeps before it will add the calories). You can also link your activity information to your Sparkpeople page from Bodymedia so your fitness is autmatically logged for you. You have to set your BodyMedia App to use third party tracking for the calories to automatically submit . . .after linking the two the fitness will automatically upload to Sparkpeople when you press the corresponding button on the fitness page.

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