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Walked twice before 9am!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

WOW! I am getting a jumpstart on 2013 for sure! Am motivated by the January Jumpstart challenge! Yesterday was my first day and I worked out doing exercises while my husband and daughter made fun of me! But I didn't care! The cat also loved my exercise mat emoticon
Have to say though, by the end of my exercise session, my daughter was challenging me to see who could exercise the longest! 50 yo v 18yo! I won the wall sitting competition emoticon !
This morning I was up early, and while the 18 yo slept in, I went for a walk! I averaged 3.3miles/h - walked for 33 mins and clocked up 1.7miles! It was 34 degrees when I started out and I was stripping off layers as I walked! Once I got home, DH asked if I wanted to go up to the church with him, so while he worked on the youth group's bus, I walked the parking lot! emoticon Will try some home exercises later this evening :)

Also yesterday I drank 10 glasses of water! emoticon

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Christine

  
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BUSYGRANNY5 1/9/2013 7:45AM

    Good for you!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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LJCANNON 1/8/2013 3:18PM

    emoticon Way To ROCK That Challenge!!!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/8/2013 11:54AM

    Good for you. My daughters (15 and 12) teased me up until the day we hit the nautilus equipment. Oh yeah, I showed them. Great job on the walk and workouts.

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FANTASTIC731 1/8/2013 11:31AM

    YIPPEE! GO YOU!

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2013 is my year!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Wow! It is so long since I blogged! But I am back!
This morning I joined the January Jumpstart challenge and am excited to get started! I already have some dumb bells and am going to go get some resistance bands too.
I am tired of being overweight and feeling generally blah! emoticon So have decided to take 2013 as my year and strive to be as healthy as I can be! I am now 50 and want the rest of my life to have meaning and for me to be the best that I can be! emoticon
With God all things are possible! Matthew 19:26

My goals for 2013

Spend more time in God's word
Think before I eat
Assess hunger and pay attention to hunger signs before and while eating
Cut out soda
Exercise 3-5 times a week
Log food on SP
Lose 20 pounds by March 14th (my wedding anniversary)

Thanks for all the support!

Christine

  
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LJCANNON 1/8/2013 8:33AM

    emoticon Welcome Back! I am so Happy to see you on my Friend Feed again.! And Welcome to Your 50s!! emoticon
As long as we are Sparking I Do Believe that Our 50s CAN Be The Best Time Of Our Lives! And it will get Even Better!!

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TATTER3 1/7/2013 6:07PM

    Keep Sparkin'

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MICHIGANLORI 1/7/2013 4:31PM

    You got this! emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/7/2013 3:01PM

    Great blog!! I'm with you--almost all the same goals except that for my first weight goal I want to have 14 pounds off by February 14th. ( I've decided to not say "Lose" weight because when I lose it I always seem to find it again--and it has friends!!) I am working on the soda now--NOT fun!!

You have very attainable goals--did you put them in you Other Goals Tracker? I did mine because I need the accountability.

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Logged all my food!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

OK, as promised I am reporting back on how my day went yesterday! I am pleased to report that I logged all my food and kept within my calorie and points range! But I did not do so well in the water department! I got in 5 drinks and that included coffee! Today I am determined to do better and I have a big cup with a straw beside me as I study! One cup is equivalent to 3 glasses and I am halfway through my first one! I have another full day of study ahead of me, so I will endeavour to keep the fluids up! emoticon

On another subject, this is quite freaky! But have you noticed the stalker on SP?! I am thinking that there must be a stalker or something because had you ever noticed that the advertisements are relevant to what is going on at the moment?? Weird huh? We have been looking at buying a new car and the ads keep coming up for that dealership!! Then earlier today I was looking at upgrading my cellphone and now I keep getting ads for the phone that I am thinking of getting! I love to drink green tea and yep! I am gettting green tea ads!!!!

Well, had better get back to the algebra! My class officially ends tomorrow at midnight

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REDRUDY5 2/26/2012 1:07AM

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THINAGIN2 2/25/2012 5:26PM

    Congratulations on your successes and good luck with the algebra!
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SUNNYARIZONA 2/24/2012 12:20AM

    Good for you!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/23/2012 8:02AM

    Yeah the 'stalker' is all over the internet. I was looking at a California newpaper page the other day and an ad for my grocery store here in Pennsylvania appeared.

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MICHIGANLORI 2/22/2012 6:26PM

    Congrats on tracking today and staying within your range.

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BLUE42DOWN 2/22/2012 3:43PM

    emoticon on eating in range and making a small change to try to get water in range too!


Ads are a funny thing.

Sometimes it is just the "my new car" effect in which we have something in mind and suddenly see it everywhere - as in getting a new car, not having seen many on the road, and suddenly everywhere you look someone has one.

Other times it IS the "stalker" type idea - but in the form of cookies. If you search and browse for information on cars and dealerships, that information may be available from your browser to the advertising, so that the ads can be tailored to what is expected to be of interest to you.

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MSPOOH404 2/22/2012 1:28PM

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And as for the algebra...

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Counting Points again

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I have not been on track for a while,I start off great then by the end of the day, I have fallen back into my old way of eating! emoticon I have no one to blame but myself, I just seem to of lost my motivation, so time to pull up my socks and take this seriously!!! emoticon I have pulled out all my old weight watcher books, journals and food counter! This morning I logged my breakfast and have 15 points left for the day, but have my meals all planned for the day. Crockpot is on for dinner. emoticon My problem is my water intake! But I plan on taking in 6 glasses at least today, adding some flavoring though to make it through!
I have another day of online algebra today.....this class finishes on Thursday and I have to take my final exam by Thursday night...the goal is in sight! This is all part of my masters degree in nursing emoticon
Will report back how my day went!
Thanks for all the support,
Christine

  
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MSPOOH404 2/22/2012 1:28PM

    I read somewhere recently that, as long as you still desire to be healthy, feel better, lose weight and/or look better, you still have your motivation. I think it just gets buried under all the other things we have to do in a day. But you are making strides and that is GREAT!!

Water is one of my big issues, too. It's not my friend. I don't like it and it doesn't like me. emoticon emoticon But I try really hard to get my 8 cups. One of my current secrets of water success is to have a big glass (about 16 oz) of ice water when I first get up in the morning. I have 2 water bottles (16 oz each) that I fill up and take to work everyday. I give myself a set time to finish off one bottle (usually by about 10:00 a.m.) then I give myself until the end of the work day to finish off the other (that's around 4:00 p.m.). Then I only have to have one more big glass before bedtime. (On the days that I go workout, I end up having a little extra.)

I don't know that I could work a full-time job and go to school and keep my sanity, much less maintain a healthy diet...so you are SO COOL in my book!

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LJCANNON 2/22/2012 10:56AM

    emoticonIt is SO Easy and Tempting to fall back in to those old ways of eating!! I keep hoping that the temptation will go away, but it likes to Ambush you!!
emoticonI have found that it does help to say "OK, I'll eat whatever it is, but only AFTER I walk 10 minutes". Usually I end up walking longer, and when I get back the temptation is either Gone, or at least weak enough to resist it.
emoticonGood Luck!!

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NELLIEC 2/21/2012 1:58PM

    Some day you might be like the nurse who came to my home regularly after a surgery for a few weeks and encouraged me to drink water.

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SANDRAREGINA 2/21/2012 1:42PM

    I have found tracking my food and planning ahead - even just a day at a time (I cannot do the whole week, its impossible, my tastes and everything else change too much) - really help me stay 'on track'.
Congrats on sticking to it, even with all the other stuff going on (studying is a real time suck but in the end its worth it). What's in the crock pot?

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SARAHTAIT 2/21/2012 1:09PM

    Glad to hear you are back on track. Wow I'm totally impressed that you are going for your masters. I miss working so badly...really miss the babies. I'm so proud of all you are accomplishing!
Hugs,
Sarah

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MNJONES2 2/21/2012 11:18AM

    You are so dedicated to work on your Masters after work - I know it can be tough to work and go to school but the work will pay off. (The extra money you will make will help both immediately and over your work career and into social security days).

I hope using the food journals will help. The nutrition tracker on sparkpeople was the biggest help for me. Once I could actually see all in one place how much food I put in my mouth I began to limit my portions and it became much easier.

So my one question is... Do you have a work out buddy? Maybe someone from weight watchers or your work, Masters program? Two of you working together might help with the motivation and make it more fun.

Best wishes on your journey to good health and that Masters Degree!!

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Prom Dresses

Monday, February 20, 2012

Life is hectic with a senior....why did no-one warn me? Driving lessons, class ring, graduation gown, announcements, invitations, senior photos, now the prom dress! I am so glad I have just one daughter...it will be easier with my son right????? I am so proud of all the achievements that she has made, but I am so not ready for my baby girl to be a senior and looking at college! When did this happen? Was I not paying attention? I look at my daughter and wonder where this beautiful young lady has come from! Where is my little 4 year old playing dress up and with her dolls?

  
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MSPOOH404 2/22/2012 1:33PM

    My son is a college Freshman this year. ( emoticon I feel so old!) His senior year wasn't that bad. I actually think I had it easier than moms with daughters:

*no time (or money) spent at the salon for hair and nails for prom, graduation and pictures

*rent a tux and shoes for prom instead of buying a dress and shoes

I was really blessed to have people help me out with things like pictures and suits for graduation, though. I truly thank God for my brothers!

But I REALLY miss the little boy who used to bring my "bouquets" of dandelions because he thought they were pretty flowers! emoticon The time definitely flys by!

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SUNNYARIZONA 2/20/2012 11:54PM

    Don't BLINK......before you know it your college bound daughter will be 40!!!! Mine turned 40 last July!!!!

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RHMORTON 2/20/2012 3:24PM

  I have 2 daughters and will be in H.S. next year. I have all that to look forward to twice.

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NELLIEC 2/20/2012 1:38PM

    I don't know if it is any easier with a son, just slightly different!

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LJCANNON 2/20/2012 7:50AM

    Hectic and Expensive!!! emoticon
Try to enjoy this experience as much as you can. It will be over before you know it.

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