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Survived the Canyons...........

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Okay so last week I was gone for approximately 9 days. Spent six days in Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Zion with a group called "Backroads". They basically plan your vacation and your activities for the whole time. I have to say that I am not a sports fanatic or athletic. Our days started at 6:00 a.m. and bedtime was usually right after dinner; around 9:00 p.m. In one day we did a 20 miles bike ride and then a 3 mile hike up to the rim of the Grand Canyon. Each day was a different hike and none of them were easy for me. I mean, I can do six to 9 miles walking easy on a flat surface. In some areas it was a 600 foot straight climb up; each day I was frustrated in the beginning but by the end of the day as I sat with my glass of wine; I was amazed and proud of myself of the accomplishment. The only thing that really put me in a tailspin when I got back was that I gained a couple of pounds! How is that? I burned more calories each day than I probably ever will again; I drank gallons of water and with the altitude; nothing really tasted good so I didnt eat that much. I really thought it would make a difference and it didnt. So now I am feeling "the why bother bug". I know what I did was great; and I know that I proved that I was stronger than I thought; but dang it!!!! The scale went up!

  
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REBECKY441 6/19/2014 2:05PM

    I've been at all those places and they are spectacular!
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Survived the Canyons...........

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Okay so last week I was gone for approximately 9 days. Spent six days in Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Zion with a group called "Backroads". They basically plan your vacation and your activities for the whole time. I have to say that I am not a sports fanatic or athletic. Our days started at 6:00 a.m. and bedtime was usually right after dinner; around 9:00 p.m. In one day we did a 20 miles bike ride and then a 3 mile hike up to the rim of the Grand Canyon. Each day was a different hike and none of them were easy for me. I mean, I can do six to 9 miles walking easy on a flat surface. In some areas it was a 600 foot straight climb up; each day I was frustrated in the beginning but by the end of the day as I sat with my glass of wine; I was amazed and proud of myself of the accomplishment. The only thing that really put me in a tailspin when I got back was that I gained a couple of pounds! How is that? I burned more calories each day than I probably ever will again; I drank gallons of water and with the altitude; nothing really tasted good so I didnt eat that much. I really thought it would make a difference and it didnt. So now I am feeling "the why bother bug". I know what I did was great; and I know that I proved that I was stronger than I thought; but dang it!!!! The scale went up!

  


Wednesday.....................

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Havent blogged, havent tracked, havent paid attention to water, havent done anything AND BOY IS IT BEGINNING TO SHOW....................... I am now the owner of a Spark Activity Tracker. I am learning how to use it. So that has started a little bit of motivation in me. We will see. I contacted tech support a couple of times and have yet to hear from them. So I guess the strategy is to just figure it out yourself. Anyway, so far it is going well. On my way for a week of hiking and biking

  
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BABYSOX 5/29/2014 6:11AM

    Sometimes we all need a little something to get us motivated. You will love your Spark tracker.

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JENNEINAZ 5/28/2014 9:44PM

  You can do this!

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BUBBALOOGA123 5/28/2014 9:00PM

    I understand completely! I love how SparkPeople makes me accountable. Enjoy your new tracker! :)

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EVIE4NOW 5/28/2014 5:10PM

  A matter of time and you will be a pro at it!

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Thursday..........

Thursday, October 17, 2013

So wow, it has been a while since I have been here. Not going to defend myself; dont need to; just living everyday as it comes right? Days are busy and nights kind of long since I dont seem to sleep much anymore.... Started a new exercise schedule and have knocked out having that bottle of wine every night so maybe there will start to be a difference.

Looking forward to getting back on track.

  
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ICANDOITSUE 10/17/2013 8:25PM

    I'm in your boat Sure do better when I track and do aqua aerobics MWF! Too much goofing off and not tracking emoticon

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MEOWMEEEOW 10/17/2013 2:21PM

    Way to move toward better choices! Nicely done!

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I said no more excuses and I meant it....

Saturday, February 23, 2013

So it has been quite a while since I checked in here. I guess I needed a little time and allow myself some "excusable" time. Thought really that I was going to lose it and not make it. But like everything else; time does continue to go on; and as each day goes by a little bit of the pain with it. I look back on my journal and cant believe that I was so sad; still am but now each day a little stronger. I pulled up my Sparkpage the other day and saw No Excuses. I thought to myself ....well what is it going to be....get up and dust myself off and pick up where I left off?...or sit in my room each day staring out the door and living in the past...I think it is time for me to get back on my face page and start again. I am going to take it a day at a time; one step at a time. I will not look back and that saying "That that doesnt kill you...makes you stronger" is now something I truly believe.

So here is to the beginning of another journey. Same path...just different agenda.

  
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ELISADENK 10/17/2013 8:56PM

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I read on another blog that she does just the opposite of the excuse. Thought I'd try it.

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DESTINYE 4/23/2013 9:40AM

    Glad you are still here off and on, and back on the same path myself!

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    Yay!!! I know you can do this!!!

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