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I'm Back!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

From a 3-state trip, in which I had to pack for 3 different activities. Went to see my daughter's family (5 grandkids!), to a crazy quilt retreat, and spent time on both ends of the trip with my husband where he's working.

Came back 3 lbs. heavier, 2 of which are gone already. Not a bad thing, but with all the walking I did I thought maybe I'd lose some. No access to a scale makes it hard to track.

I managed to check in to SP every day, but didn't track any food, another contributor to weight gain. Notice I'm not mentioning the desserts along the way: not only my weakness, but always a contributor to weight gain for me. Proud moment? When my son in law bought the whole family tacos at 10 p.m., and I didn't eat any. I was hungry, too... but didn't need those tacos.

Hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth, and are hitting the trails before the heat comes on!

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    I think you did a great job! Travel always means fluid retention for me no matter how careful I am to drink water. I don't eat my own cooking when I'm traveling and that means I'm eating a lot more sodium than normal. I'm glad you had a good trip and you should be proud of not eating those tacos!

Glad to see you back!

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SILLYHP1953 7/5/2012 10:46AM

    Trips are fun, but it sure is hard to lose weight while on them. I don't think I could have resisted tacos at 10pm when I was hungry, unless they had hamburger on them, I could resist then. Glad you're back. It's too hot to walk outside here so I'll do it in the gym.

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Good signs:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today I lifted a heavy bag of garbage. It strained neither my arms nor my back.

Woo Hoo!!!

Quote I saw today:

One-quarter of what you eat keep you alive. The other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive.

Hmmmmm.... hopefully, Spark People is changing that.

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SILLYHP1953 6/21/2012 10:37AM

    That quote is probably very true. It is really a good feeling to be getting strong! I'm enjoying feeling muscles I haven't felt in years...or ever!

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COCHESE321 6/14/2012 7:30PM

    Interesting quote! emoticon

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Boot Camp .... Again!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Since I came very close to the boot camp goals last time, I'm starting over today. The 10 minute "short time" really helps me to know that I can do it, reminiscent of how Chris was when he started this whole SP phenomena. It is just so reachable.

The main roadblocks for me is traveling, which I will do again in a couple of weeks. I'll take my laptop with me, so I'll have no excuses for NOT doing the 10 minutes. The walking and other cardio is easier for me physically, but harder in that it's such a long habit it's easy to be bored with it. So... there you go. Anybody want to accept this challenge again with me?


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PLAYBLUES22 6/7/2012 3:40PM

    Sweetie, I just started this week and I do the best I can. When I feel I can not finish I just pause it and then come back and finish the rest, do what you can and you will do fine

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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 2:16PM problem right now is I'm actually working with a trainer and I don't think I could even DO those 10 minute fitness videos on those days, or maybe the day after, I can barely get up and down out of my chair at work today! But if I didn't do them in order, did the upper body ones on days my legs were hurting...

I'll try it again!!
There are two bootcamp challenges on sp. Are you doing their newest one?

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Self Promise

Friday, June 01, 2012

I saw this on a friend's blog, asking others to "pass it on." It's a good one, and I without hesitation, copied it to paste here. Pretty easy, right?

Breaking these defeating attitudes is harder, but "with the help of my friends," I can do it. Like a proverb, there's more to it than first appears.

Why the butterfly? For one thing, I just thought it was pretty.... but it also symbolized metamorphosis.

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and
downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today,
and forgive myself for my past,
and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself,
To stop making excuses,
And stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best
Because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race
and to be a WINNER.

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SILLYHP1953 6/5/2012 11:34AM

    I should post that somewhere and read it a lot.
Thanks for sharing.

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ANDREA0301 6/1/2012 1:22PM

    Wonderful things to remember!


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28 days!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I put in over 1000 minutes of exercise during the 28 day bootcamp just finished. It's so rewarding to feel the new strength in my body, along with the creaking joints of arthritis! I sort of ended with a stumble, though, because I simply forgot to do yesterday's video, though I got in 45 minutes of cardio. I was going to go ahead and claim the reward, but on second thought.... you don't get first place if you lead all the way till right before the finish line, so I think I'll just do the boot camp over again, starting next week (I'm going to leaving town in two days).

I'm sure I'll get some walking in while I'm gone, and I'm going to take my stretch band and my laptop so perhaps I can take advantage of some of the SP videos, but my experience with hotel rooms tells me there's not always room to stretch out on the floor and do anything.

Will be with my husband, who's been gone for 3 weeks. So looking forward to spending time with him, though he'll be working.

Happy summer to everyone!


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SILLYHP1953 6/7/2012 11:36AM

    Sometimes it's cool to read a lot of blogs at once, kind of like reading the book all at once instead of a page a day. I'm really proud of you for finishing this challenge.

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TRUCKERSMRS 5/31/2012 2:08PM

    Well done on your success with the boot camp and hope you have a lovely time away.

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REXTINE1 5/29/2012 10:49AM

    It's a lifestyle change, so falling off the wagon once in a while is normal, and starting over quickly will be part of the journey. Good luck.

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