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Day 7

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Sundays are usually my days of rest from exercise. I decided that I would still have it as my day of rest, but I would still do some exercise. Today I spent most of the day laying in my bed with my feet elevated and reading a book on my new Kindle my son got me for Christmas. I'm also done with the book. I will probably finish it tonight. It's Mary Higgins Clark's "Just Take My Heart." I just love her books. I like to have my TV on while I'm reading. So I have been watching the NCIS marathon on the USA channel and reading my book. Just the nice relaxing day that I needed for a change. In the late afternoon, I did my WATP workout and a little bit of walking. So, I got 30 minutes of exercise in for today.

  
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SHARON10002 1/10/2012 2:04PM

    You didn't take a rest from exercise - you DID exercise. 30 minutes! emoticon

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MZPEPPER 1/9/2012 12:17AM

    emoticonLainie! Sounds like you hit all the important stuff!


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AVONWITHJENN 1/8/2012 9:54PM

    Sounds like the perfect day.

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GRITS46 1/8/2012 8:33PM

    What a lovely day! Can't beat reading and NCIS, plus 30 mins. of exercise. Rock star status coming your way!

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Day 6

Saturday, January 07, 2012

First of all, I want to thank everyone again for all the support and encouragement you sharing with me on my blogs. It really makes me feel great and motivated to continue. I've even had a few people tell me that I am motivating them. I am so happy to be motivating others. It really makes me want to continue.

Today has been a busy day. The dogs let me sleep in a little later since it's Saturday. I got up to let them out. Usually, I will lay back down and went for their bark to let them in. Instead, I decided to get the broom and sweep the living room, dining room aka my son's studio, and the kitchen. I laid back down for a little bit longer, but couldn't get back to sleep. I got up and made some eggs. I started Sparking a little while I ate my breakfast. I did a little peddling on my mini cycle I keep under my desk while I was Sparking. I decided that since it was Saturday morning, I would lay back down for awhile and watch TV before I started my day. So I watched a couple of Rachel Ray shows that I record. Then it was time to take my shower and get on with my day.

I had to go to Walmart to do some grocery shopping. My son wanted to stop by the University Store to pick up some supplies. So while he walked up to the store, I decided to do some walking in the parking lot. It turned out the store was close, so he joined me in my walking. Then off to Walmart. We always park far from the entrance. We got in more walking in Walmart.

Next I decided that I wanted to read one of the books I have on my new Kindle my son got me for Christmas. It's a Mary Higgins Clark book called, "Just Take My Heart." So, I went into my office and read my book while I was peddling on my mini cycle. I did that for about 20 minutes. Then I decided to lay down and elevate my feet while I continued to read. I ended up taking a 30 minute nap.

After my nap and before I fixed supper, I decided to do my WATP workout. My son was watching Dog the Bounty Hunter on the TV in the living room. So, I did my workout in his studio again. It was so funny. My youngest dog wouldn't leave my side when he saw me put my shoes back on. When I did my kicks, he moved behind me. Finally, he laid down on his pillow and watched me intently. He is just too cute. He has separation anxiety when I leave the house. Luckily, I work from home or he would be a basket case.

I feel great that I was able to get in so much exercise today. I did great at the store and got all healthy foods. I'm also proud of myself for getting in the WATP workout. When I told my son I wanted to do my workout, he said why do you need to. You did all that walking. You will be okay. I held strong and told him there was no way I was going to miss that workout. I know from past experience that if I miss a workout, I have a problems getting back on track. There is no way I'm not going to do my workouts every day. Normally, Sundays are my rest day, but I still plan on doing my workout. I am determined that this year is going to be the best year.

  
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SHARON10002 1/10/2012 2:02PM

    You deserve a emoticon for choosing to do your workout! That's one step for Lainie, and one giant leap toward meeting your goals!

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PILLYWIGGIN 1/8/2012 3:11PM

    Go for it Lainie! Well done for doing the WATP as well.
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    And it will be your best year!!! emoticon

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GRITS46 1/8/2012 1:31AM

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Day 5

Friday, January 06, 2012

So, I got done working early today. I got in all my hours for the week at 5 p.m. today. My son was watching a Criminal Minds marathon on A&E when I got done work. I wanted to do my WATP workout. He has a big screen TV in his studio, which is really the dining area in this house that we rent. It's actually all one huge room, but I break it up by having my couch separate the rooms. The big screen TV is old and he actually found it along side the road where we used to live. The guy was throwing it out, because one of the connectors in the back was broke. It works great for him and his friends to play video games. Anyway, he set it up for me to do my WATP workout in the studio. It sure did seem weird seeing Leslie and all her friends on this big screen TV. I got in my workout. I noticed during the workout that I was keeping up with Leslie. In the past, I had to go a little slower because of my breathing. Now, my breathing is doing good and I kept up with no problems. It sure did make me feel great.

Our temperature got up to 68 degrees today. Yay! I took a couple of breaks from work this afternoon and took two walks down the road. I tried to my son to go with me, but he turned me down. So, armed with my cell phone, I walked down the road. I think each walk was only about a .25 of a mile, but I didn't want to take too much time out of work. The weekend is suppose to be in the high 60's as well. I will be taking longer walks this weekend, along with doing my WATP workout as well. I don't want to give up my WATP workout streak.

My eating is pretty good as well. I've been staying in my ranges. Sodium is still an issue for me, but I have been improving every day this week. Tonight I made a Spark recipe for meatloaf. It's called Easy Meatloaf Remix Recipe. Here's the link:

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I did make a few changes to the recipe though. I used Progresso bread crumbs instead of the bread. I didn't have any onion, so I used dehydrated onion. Need to get some onions from the store, because I think it would be much better with fresh onion. It also calls for tomato sauce, but instead I just squirted about a tbsp of ketchup in it. It's very good. My son even loves it and that's say something. We had mashed potatoes and green beans with it. Well, I had the green beans. He doesn't like green beans.

Before I end, I also have to say that this is not all I'm doing. I am drinking 12 cups of water every day. Yes, I use the bathroom a lot. Drinking all your water every day does help to cleanse your sister. Let me ask you this, have you ever woke up in the morning with a headache or developed one in the afternoon? Well, it may be because you didn't have enough water. Yep! The first thing I do when I have a headache is to drink a glass of water. I rarely have headaches. When I do, I drink the water and usually after about 15 mind, give or take, it goes away.

Another thing that I have been focusing on for a while now is to give enough sleep at night. I make sure that I get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Sometimes when I don't get enough sleep during the night, then I will take a little nap. I feel so much better when I get enough sleep.

Now it's time to relax and watch my Friday night CBS shows. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

  
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SHARON10002 1/10/2012 2:00PM

    You are following all the right steps and guidelines. Try to use fresh whatever in your cooking, including herbs. What a surge in flavor!

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DEEGIRL50 1/7/2012 8:25PM

    Exercise, eating right, getting enough sleep, drinking your water...
Lainie's got her act together!!
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Keep it up Lainie and I'm sure you'll reach your goals.

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KLUVSTFORMERS 1/7/2012 4:53PM

    sounds like you have it ALL UNDER CONTROL, good gor you!, i hope u have an awsome workout!

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HEALTHYHAPPYDEB 1/6/2012 10:22PM

    Lainie you are doing so well!!! I am so excited for you!!! All of those .25 miles add up! Sleep is a biggy for me too. I think it is all interconnected and once you start doing well in a few areas they all start to sync! You are syncing girl!!

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SHANTODD420 1/6/2012 8:15PM

    Wahoo way to go Lainie sounds like you had a great day. I made a new recipe tonight and played outside with madison today. Have a great weekend. I am starting my watp streak this weekend or monday the latest.

Shannon

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GRITS46 1/6/2012 8:03PM

    Lainie, how exciting to be tracking so well! I'm hoping not to be too far behind you if I can get my surgeon to hurry up with PT and let me get back to exercising by walking! Keep up the good work!

Hugs,
Sherrey

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LIFEWALK 1/6/2012 7:44PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonAll sounds gr8 Lainie, like u r on fire! Sparked even!!! LOL ;) Keep up the hard work, i'm so excited your breathing has improved doing the WATP, that's just Sparktacular!

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Day 4

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Once again, I want to thank everyone for commenting on my blogs and giving me so much support and encouragement. It really means so much to me. I got another great idea for my sweet potatoes. I do love them roasted.

Today has been another great day for me. I was busy with work all day. I did manage to get some peddling in throughout the day. I had two conference calls. So, while I was listening, I was peddling. When I had to do some talking, I stopped peddling. Then after work, I immediately did my WATP workout. It's now been 4 days in a row of WATP workouts. I really feel great knowing that I am accomplishing so much exercise in one day. I've gotten in a totally of 60 minutes. It's done in 10-20 minute increments right now. Once I get more weight off me, I should be able to do 30 minute increments. I've been doing workouts for awhile, but they have not been at the intensity and the length I'm doing them now.

Our temperatures are warming up again. Tomorrow, I will be adding walking outside. I heard that the warmer temps are going to go through next Tuesday. I will be walking every day that it's warm outside. I am looking forward to it. I miss my outdoor walks.

  
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SHARON10002 1/10/2012 1:58PM

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SPARTAN40 1/6/2012 5:43PM

    Great job on the exercise and consistency. Exercise always gets me in a better mood. I have been peddling a little at my desk during work, but I should try to get more in. Thanks for the motivation.

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KITT52 1/6/2012 9:18AM

    well you can make the sweet potato pie filling and put in dessert cups with no crust, saves a lot of calories and taste great too.....I do this with all kinds of pie filling,


Lainie great job on the exercise, you are doing it the smart way, and best part your doing what works for you.....I am proud of you my friend

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PINKNFITCARLA 1/5/2012 10:41PM

    Awesome Lainie! I know I feel so much better when I am able to get exercise in. Enjoy the warmer temps!

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LIFEWALK 1/5/2012 9:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonHi Lainie, love your updated SparkPage & Word for 2012, your fresh start goals... you are doing so well on getting going with workouts, just all Sparktacular! *yay* u :)

regarding sweet potatos, aside from baked & under things (think baked potato bar), i also like to add large precooked/baked spoonfuls into stirfrys, soups & stews after the rest is cooked up and ready to eat... I started trying to add orange/yellow foods in daily for whatever vitamin/minerals which i promptly forgot except that I should do those colors regularly! Yummers! Hope you find ways that work well for you! (Oh & I won't mention them make lovely pumpkin pie type recipes too, eh? I really try to remember I just do NOT need to know that!!! LOL ;)

(i also am inundated with emails... know just what you mean! sometimes i think it would be easier to just check the forums once daily and blog subscriptions/friend feeds... there has to be an easier way! lol ;)

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  Hey its my day four too. Keep up the good work kiddo. You can do it!

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Day 3

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I want to thank everyone for all your responses to my last blog on sweet potatoes. I really appreciate the response. I ended up cutting up the sweet potato in bite size pieces and mixing them with about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. I have several different grinders. I chose Italian herb and garlic pepper. It turned out really good. I shared them with my dogs, because it was a pretty good sized sweet potato. They loved them too. It was great trying something new for a change.

I completed day 3 of my WATP workouts. I was happy that it is already starting to get a little easier for me. My hips still bother me, but they always do when I exercise. I was born with a dislocated hip. I believe it was my right hip, because that one bothers me the most. It isn't that bad and maybe it's because of the cold weather we are having.

I have a peddler that I keep under my desk and I use it periodically while I'm working. I'm on the phone all day, so while I'm waiting for people or answering machines pick up, I can peddle. When I got done working today, I peddled none stop for a few minutes as a warm up before I did my WATP workout.

I would love to be able to walk outside. It is just too cold for me to be out there walking due to my asthma. It is suppose to get warmer this weekend. I should be able to walk then. In the meantime, I am walking in the house.

  
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SHARON10002 1/10/2012 1:57PM

    Great job, Lainie. My DH has asthma too, and sometimes wears one of those white masks you see painters wear when he has to be outside in the cold. He says it helps quite a bit.

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MADKAPKID 1/5/2012 1:45PM

    woo hoo Lainie, YOU really are doing great! Have a joy filled day, Karen

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    You are doing great. What an inspiration you are!!! emoticon

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KITT52 1/5/2012 8:15AM

    great job Lainie...you are doing great

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DBELLE39 1/5/2012 8:07AM

    I know what you mean, I have to limit my activity outdoors on these cold days as I also have asthma. We are supposed to warm up to the 60s by the weekend, so that will be excellent days to enjoy an outdoor walk, which is much more exciting than staring @ 4 walls while on the treadmill. LOL!

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BARBARAROSE54 1/5/2012 7:39AM

    glad you enjoyed your sweet potato.

Peddling is a great workout.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/5/2012 7:00AM

    Keep up the good work, Lainie! I might start doing WATP regularly, because it sure is too cold to walk outside!

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NANFACEMIRE1 1/5/2012 5:57AM

    Lainie, sounds as if you are really doing well....I hope your hip doesn't bother you too much so you can continue. Wishing you a great day.

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MZPEPPER 1/5/2012 1:34AM

    Lannie, Congratulations on Day 3 of the WATP workout!!

My son and his girlfriend each have one of the pedallers and when they watch TV they are both "going to town" on them. As a matter of fact she gave him new (larger) pedals for Christmas!

I also would love to be able to get outside and walk but, alas, I can not tolerate the cold weather either. Asthma trigger. Come on Spring!

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