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Today's NSV

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This afternoon in my office building there was a minor emergency - and elderly woman took a serious fall (she is sore but otherwise okay) and I was able to be the one to run for help -- yes RUN!! It wasn't a long run in either direction, but I ran!! emoticon emoticon Between the adrenaline and the new-found energy I have from exercising regularly, I was able to OUTRUN the help I found, that is definitely a first for me!! emoticon

That was just one event in a long list of crazy things that happened today, so I am glad it is almost tomorrow!!

Now it is time for me to say goodnight to all of you - I am going to curl up with a nice book and relax until bedtime!!
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BRAVELUTE 9/21/2012 11:07PM

    I bet the "I've fallen and can't get up" lady was very grateful. I often wonder (translated as worry) if my next fall will happen near someone like you who will come to the rescue. All my past life falls happened at school where there were tons of people. Now the only place I know of with tons of people is SP. And even though you might care, you wouldn't know.

Proud of you for being the good Samaritan!!

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JENAE954 9/20/2012 7:36AM

  Way to go! Talk about random acts of kindness!
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ESCHLETZ 9/19/2012 11:33PM

    YAY! That's awesome! emoticon

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UMUCGRAD 9/19/2012 10:16PM

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JANETTEB553 9/19/2012 9:38PM

    Feels good doesn't it. emoticon emoticon

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Reweighed this morning

Saturday, September 15, 2012

This morning the scale said 238 - 2 lbs lost... not as nice as what I saw yesterday, but I think this is real loss, so I am still happy about it!!

Looking forward to a great weekend - hope you all have one too!!!
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THINTASTICME 9/18/2012 10:54PM

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/18/2012 7:28PM

    2 pounds is awesome way to go emoticon emoticon

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FERGSGIRL2 9/15/2012 10:57PM

    Any weight loss is better than a gain! Stay encouraged! Proud of you!

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13610511 9/15/2012 1:54PM

    a REAL 2 pound loss is a good one! Congrats!

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JENAE954 9/15/2012 1:11PM

  That is a great weight loss for a week!
Good for you.

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ESCHLETZ 9/15/2012 10:32AM

    Hey, any loss is a good loss. And if you're weighing weekly that means it's the proper amount to lose to do it healthily. emoticon

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Sept. Progress Report - week 2

Friday, September 14, 2012

1. To weigh 230 by Oct. 3
Weighed in at 236 this morning but I think I was completely dehydrated , so I am not confident that I have real weight loss here (I didn't update my tracker for this reason...)

2. To walk at least 6 miles outside each week, and at least 9 with the WATP videos, for at least 15 miles total each week.
emoticon Walked 7 miles outside and 10 with the WATP videos for a total of 17

3. To do at least 10 minutes of cardio and 10 minutes of body-weight exercises before my first cup of coffee at least 4 days/week.
Got in 3/4 again this week emoticon (there is no reason I can't meet this goal, I just didn't!)


4. 100% attendance to Sparkpeople for the month of September. emoticon
Earn at least 2500 SparkPoints for the month. Currently have 1484 for the month of Sept.

5. Track my food eaten daily, emoticon
and stay within the recommended ranges for total calories, carbs, fat, protein, all nutrients.
emoticon Over on total calaries 3 days, average is still in range
over on fat 1 day, under on protein 1 day, under on carbs 1 day, over on sodium 3 day (average over for the week)

6. Progress report in my blog every Friday. emoticon

Again, not a terrible week, but still room for improvement.

One pattern that I have noticed is that even though I do pretty well Mon - Fri, on Sat. & Sun. I have a tendency to over indulge. Makes sense since the food is more readily available when I am not at work, but I need to make some effort to both eat better and less on the weekends.

Tonight, I will not stay up too late. Tomorrow I will wake up on time and exercise. On both Saturday and Sunday, I will find active pass-times that keep me away from the fridge emoticon emoticon

  
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SMILINGTREE 9/15/2012 12:08AM

    Trackers are mighty useful, aren't they? Sometimes the patterns that emerge are really surprising, and sometimes they just confirm what we know. Weekends are hard for me because I end up doing family stuff and missing work outs.

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VENDOSSIS 9/14/2012 8:07PM

    Rock on! It's great that you're keeping track of all that! I have to be really careful on the weekends myself. It's way too easy for me to mindlessly eat, or meet up with someone and overeat and then drink. Weekends are a blessing and a curse for me. But you can totally do it this weekend! I'm going to bed early too! We're gonna rock our workouts tomorrow!

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NICOLED40 9/14/2012 4:36PM

    Well done! You can learn a lot from tracking your progress and make adjustments as needed. Sometimes those adjustments will come more easily than others. I'm sure you lost SOME weight this week...I certainly hope it's the full amount that showed on the scale for you this morning.

Hang in there! You can do it!

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252 Let me count the ways....

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

emoticon because here I can be a emoticon - offering encourgement emoticon.

emoticon because my emoticons are here to remind me to emoticon because emoticon.

emoticon because it is full of emoticon to keep me motivated and emoticon when emoticon .

emoticon because ...

Okay I have lost patience with the cutesy emoticons, but what I want to say is that I love SP! I started using it nearly 4 years ago but only as a personal tool. I read articles and tracked nutrition and fitness sporadically, but I certainly wasn't using it to its full potential. I used it, but I didn't love it.

This summer I decided to take the leap and actually become involved - post on the message boards, write blogs, encourage others... SparkPeople has a ton of great tools that I could probably find other places, but the community aspect of SP is unique to this site! I love SparkPeople because I love my SparkFriends!!

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BRAVELUTE 9/12/2012 11:30PM

    I think you just created a new SP position: SP Cheerleader. . . and you do handle it so well!! Thanks for actually reading my blogs!! I so want to add an emoticon, but . . .



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THINTASTICME 9/12/2012 10:38PM

    I'm really new to SP, but I love it! I stay motivated by all it has to offer. Good for you for jumping in with two feet! We can do this together.
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DARLY55 9/12/2012 8:42PM

    I'm with you Kiwi, I love my Spark People for their encouragement. It's like a helping hand to keep us steady during our sometimes rocky journey. Spark On!

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ESCHLETZ 9/12/2012 7:34PM

    It's awesome how meeting people that are doing the same things you are can help motivate and encourage you more than doing it on your own. emoticon for being such a great Spark friend!
And just in case you forgot to use some of the other emoticons, here they are...
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VENDOSSIS 9/12/2012 4:12PM

    I totally agree! I haven't been using SP for as long as you have, but I really love it. Sometimes I have to remind myself to use it because it really does help keep me on track. And thank you for all the support you've shown me! It helps a bunch too!

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WADINGMOOSE 9/12/2012 3:04PM

    I'm glad to hear it's working better for you with the involvement. I find the same thing.

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Today's NSV

Monday, September 10, 2012

One of the conference tables in our office has some strange chairs. The legs extend straight up above the seat and then turn outward for a few inches and then make another turn to form the arms of the chair. The result is that there is plenty of room in the chairs for big hips, but not for big thighs. Normally when I sit in these chairs, I need to sit all the way back so that my legs can fit snugly (not comfortably!). I am short, so sitting all the way back leaves just my toes touching the floor and the overall experience is just rather unpleasant the whole meeting long. Needless to say, I rarely schedule meetings for that conference room!

Today I had to attend a meeting at this conference table, and about 10 minutes into the meeting I noticed that I was sitting comfortably. My back was away from the back of the chair and my feet were flat on the floor. I actually looked to see if someone had changed out the chairs, but they were the same old chairs!!

I have not been measuring my legs, but between the two they have lost enough inches that I can slide forward in the chair and sit comfortably!! A very happy discovery for me, and one that leaves me feeling better about the slow, creeping movement on the scale!!

  
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ESCHLETZ 9/12/2012 11:46AM

    That's awesome! I love when something unexpected like that happens and you can say, "Yay! It's working"

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FERGSGIRL2 9/11/2012 9:26AM

    Congrats to you for recognizing progress in more than one way!

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THINTASTICME 9/10/2012 11:28PM

    Good for you! Keep up the good work! You're losing! emoticon emoticon

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DARLY55 9/10/2012 8:24PM

    Awesome! It's the little things that make the most impact! emoticon

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JENAE954 9/10/2012 6:16PM

  That is fantastic!!!
Keep up the super progress!

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BEVERS2 9/10/2012 4:58PM

    Great work. Keep it up emoticon

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DRAK416 9/10/2012 4:49PM

  Congrats

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