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This message is for all my Spark Friends, the ones I've met already and the ones I have yet to meet

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Today's Finding and Loving Your Inner Tigger Challenges includes this one:

1) Send a spark goodie to someone who inspires you to be the best that you can be. If this person is in your personal life then send them an e-mail, a note of thanks or some other kind gesture to let them know how much they are appreciated for bringing out the best in you.

Well, it would take me hours and hours to send you all a Goodie each, so I hope you will accept this BIG HUG from me to each and every one of you:



Because you ALL inspire me to keep Sparking!

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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JHADZHIA 9/8/2010 12:57PM

    Nice Lexie! Back at you!!
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LINDABENEDICT 9/8/2010 10:50AM

    GREAT IDEA !!!! You are THE BEST !!!!! emoticon

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WVREDNECKHOTTIE 9/8/2010 9:09AM

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Right back @ ya Lex! You're one of my best motivators!
~jen~

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/8/2010 1:40AM

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__KELLY__ 9/8/2010 1:08AM

    woo hoo!!! I love that picture, too! You are awesome and thanks for all the support you've given me!

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TWEETYKC00 9/7/2010 10:07PM

    thank you for that hug and here is a big hug just for you! and i love that picture, too.

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TIGGERIFFIC123 9/7/2010 8:49PM

    Lexie,

What a great way to complete this challenge!! You are loved for all that you do, all that you are....keep being you!

Rhonda

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APRILLSCOTT 9/7/2010 7:12PM

    This is great I really enjoyed it! emoticon for the emoticonand back at you emoticon

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CHRISTURTLE 9/7/2010 6:15PM

    Great idea! I love it, really shows just how wonderful a concept Spark People is.(I sent mine to someone who I find really inspires me with her continual efforts and her complete honesty.)

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NJMATTICE 9/7/2010 6:02PM

    Thanks for the hug, Lexie. And right back at ya. Thank you for being an inspiration with your great attitude.
Love,
Nancy

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TWOTIMESS 9/7/2010 6:01PM

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I got the All-Clear! + 52-Week Walking Plan Week 4, Day 3 etc.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I was at the hospital for two hours today to wait my turn for the ultrasound, but it was worth the wait because the consultant gave me the All-Clear! I still have a teeny tiny 2 mm cyst that is so small they just leave it, and I need to check myself regularly in case I get another lump because cysts can recur once you've had one apparently, in which case I'd have to go back and get it checked, but basically that's it! Zippadee Doodah! Zipperdeeay!!! (or however you would spell it!) *big Cheshire Cat grin!*

Some of the patients were getting quite irritated and even angry at the length of time it was taking to be seen. While I could understand the woman whose teenage daughter was obviously not well getting annoyed, she was fuelling other people into a potential rage. Once she left, things calmed down a little, and three of us started chatting and joking about whether or not we are coming back as women or men next time and the pros and cons of our choices. This had the effect of diffusing the only other hothead in the group, and then a nurse came in and explained that there was only one ultrasound technician available, which was why we (the follow-up patients) were being slow to be processed. Now, if someone had only explained at the start about the delays it may have prevented the unpleasant outbursts from a couple of impatient patients.

As it was the remaining five of us became very chatty and friendly, applauding whenever someone's name was called, and cheering and clapping if they came out with good news, and making encouraging noises if things were still iffy for them. I was the last person on the morning list, so I got to wave goodbye to everyone, and the elderly couple who were just before me were standing in the booking line at the Outpatients desk when I came out to wait for the consultant. She was still a bit teary, because she has been having trouble with her chest for eighteen months, and although it is improving they still need to see her again in four months. She was hoping for the all-clear this visit. She gave me a big hug when I told her my news, and her husband insisted on giving me a kiss! :-) Made my day!!!

So, exercise:

I took today as a rest day from the 52-Week Walking plan, swapping with Friday, my usual rest day. I have walked a considerable distance today in spite of that - nearly five miles - which is good. Worked up a sweat both ways.

28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 4, Day 3
Upper Body Workout

Did it when I got back from the hospital. Aren't I good! LOL

On the way to the hospital I also popped into Franklins for the rest of my plastic canvas, then walked to the Quickstitch store to pay the money for the alterations to the bridesmaid dress, and nearly had a heart attack in the process.

First my neighbour nearly runs me over outside the store. I could hear a car and some woman yelling, "Get out of the road!" The 'road' is in fact a pedestrianised area with vehicular access, and I was fine walking on it. As I stepped onto the pavement to let the car past I clicked as to who it was. Jackie, for that is her name, was the one who stopped me yesterday to ask how things were going. I don't see her to speak to for four weeks and then I see her twice in two days! LOL

I walked into the store, to pay the alterations money, and the shop is bereft of lights. Once the lady in front of me leaves the seamstress proceeds to tell me that the cafe above the shop had a flood last night, and the water poured through the ceiling into their shop! Then she pulls out the box with the dress in, and I am freaking out, thinking she is going to tell me the dress is ruined!

But no! The only clothing that got wet was two small school summer dresses, which are easily washed and fine, thank goodness. The rail with the bulk of the clothing hanging up was out of reach of the water. The box with Tara's dress in was safely on a shelf under the counter. Phew! *mops brow!* The big problem for the staff was the fact that the water saturated their sewing machines! Until the electrical contractors the cafe hired check the wiring etc, they can't switch the electricity on at all, so today they are just mopping up and waiting. The seamstress told me that she has an industrial machine at home, so they won't get behind with orders, but what a thing to walk into when you open up your shop! I've told her that as the dress isn't needed until December, it can wait until after the other lady gets back from her holiday if necessary. She seems pretty confident that they will manage to stick to their schedule though. Colour me impressed! :-)

A new pasty shop opened up in Colchester recently, so on the way home, I popped in and bought one of their medium traditional pasties. I have to say that it was a real disappointment! I have never tasted such a bland filling, the meat was really chewy and the pastry was mediocre at best. Plus their medium was the same size as the other shop's 'pixie', a small pasty for kids and a good size for the occasional pasty treat. The pixie is nearly a pound cheaper and heaps tastier! Sorry West Cornwall pasty Shop. I shan't be back.

Boy, I am really tired. In spite of my best attempts at telling myself that this follow-up appointment was only a precaution, I still struggled to sleep last night. Tara, being a bit nervous about being home alone while I was at the hospital, struggled to sleep too, so we will both have a reasonably early night tonight. :-) She did so well! She knew my other neighbour, Anne, was home so she could go round there if she didn't like being here alone, but she was fine. She stuck on a PS2 game, and played that, even stopping to make herself a cuppa and to grab one of my homemade rock buns (called that because they resemble rocks to look at, not because they are hard as rocks! Cheeky!). One of the other families on the estate sometimes has plants and stuff for sale outside their house, and today they had bunches of flowers, so I bought one for Tara because she did so well. She took the bouquet from me, looked at it, and then said, "What do you do with it?" LOLOLOL

Well, that was my day so far. I'll have a quiet rest of the day, cook a bit o' dinner, and have a good night's sleep, with a bit of luck! :-)

Hope you are all having good days!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LINDABENEDICT 9/10/2010 11:23AM

    Whew !!!!! Such a relief !!!!
( about your hospital results AND the dress !)

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/8/2010 1:45AM

    So glad to hear you had good news !!! Lovely! Good for Tara ! Rest well.

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JHADZHIA 9/7/2010 10:01PM

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Doing Big Happy Dance! Sunshine and clear sailing from here on in!!


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TIGGERIFFIC123 9/7/2010 9:05PM

    Doing my happy dance...YOU MADE MY DAY!! I am so pleased you are in the free and clear and we have nothing to worry about! You can keep on bouncing and being your carefree self!!

I always try to remind myself as I wait in Emergency Waiting Rooms, Dr's offices etc. that we really did win the birth lottery and I need to be thankful that I have access to this kind of medical care let alone that it is so accessible!

So glad the dress was not ruined in the flood, great that they are doing their best to stick to time line's provided to customers...says a lot about them!

Good job on the exercise after such a long morning!

YOU ROCK!
Rhonda

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TWOTIMESS 9/7/2010 4:36PM

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Yippee for clear boobies!

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CARLA-216 9/7/2010 3:18PM

    Hip hip hooray for the all clear! I am so glad for you!

How nice that you all became chatty in the waiting room. I think that helps make a wait go much smoother.

GREAT JOB on getting in the Bootcamp workout after the hospital visit! And great job to Tara for handling being alone for a few hours. You're a swell mom to take her a bouquet of flowers!

xoxo,
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KNITTABLES 9/7/2010 12:44PM

    Great news to hear that you are OK and that the dress was not affected by the flood, what a relief. Take care and get some rest now.

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BOVEY63 9/7/2010 12:32PM

    So glad you got good news at the hospital. I also love how all of you encouraged each other - we need more of that in the world.
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52-Week Walking Plan Week 4, Day 2 etc.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Today I did:

52-Week Walking Plan
Week 4, Day 2
20 minute walk

Got held up for around half a minute by a neighbour enquiring after my health, bless her. :-) I'm keeping everything crossed that by this time tomorrow I'll be blogging that I am in the clear boobie-wise! My appointment is tomorrow morning. Wish me luck! :-)

My Pedometer Stats were good in spite of the temporary hold-up:
Pace: 20 minute mile
Calories: 93
Steps: 2332
Time: 0:20:40
Distance: 1.05 miles

28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 4, Day 2,
Video 2

Did the workout video twice, as per this week's instructions. I will also do Day 4 and Day 6 twice to meet the requirements this week. It works out then that my lower, upper and core all get equal extra attention. :-)

A visit to the local Co-Op, and a five minute bounce completed my basic step count, which is all I want to do today so that I can save my body for the walk all the way to the hospital tomorrow.

I've been on my feet quite a bit today, and my legs are aching from the double exercise whammy! :-) The reason I've been on my feet so much is that I'm in the process of cutting 98 skeins of embroidery floss into metre lengths and attaching them to cards by colour. It is a bore of a job, but well worth it once it is done, because I can then see at a glance the various shades of colour I have to hand. The highlight is when I can unravel a skein without it tying up in knots.

To attempt this, I slip off the two paper tubes, then try and find a way to open up the skein and slip my hand through, so I am wearing it like a bracelet. Then I pull on one end of the cotton, while the skein, hopefully, twirls around on my wrist and unravels. I drape it over my floor-standing sewing frame so that it doesn't tangle, and then proceed to fold it in half, then quarters, and finally eighths, then it is a simple case of snipping through the loops and threading the floss onto the cards I have hole-punched to accommodate them.

You really wanted to know all that, didn't you! *grin*

A funny thing happened to me outside the Co-op today....

I was standing at the cash dispenser, sorting out what I would need for tomorrow, when a couple pulled up and the woman driver got out of the car, while having an argument with her fella. She had parked on the zigzag lines, right in front of the zebra crossing, which is illegal. The row about it had obviously been ongoing as they approached the store becaue I heard the fella from the passenger seat saying, "But it's a £60 fine for parking on the zigzags!" Her response? "Doesn't matter, you're staying in the car!" Then she flounced past me into the shop, and before I could stop myself, the words "Doesn't make it any more legal though!" escaped from my mouth! Ooops! Have you ever thought you said something to yourself, only it wasn't? She didn't hear me, but her fella did, because at the time he was getting out of the passenger side and walking round to sit in the driver's seat. I turned from the machine, putting my purse away, and met the eyes of this kid, as he sat there, obviously worried, waiting for his girlfriend to come back out.

I'm afraid that at this point I was really wicked. I went to cross back over, making sure that he saw me pointedly look at the registration number of the car before I crossed. Then I made a big show of having to strain to see past the car to check for traffic before crossing, and once I had crossed and walked a few metres from the crossing I stopped, took a pen out of my bag and wrote the reg number on my hand in full view of him! I'm a wicked mean woman! The shop security cameras deal with anyone who parks on the zigzags, but I'm guessing the couple don't know that. I just wanted to make a point, and I think I did! *evil grin*

Well, I'm sorry, but they are endangering people by parking like that. I've lost count of the number of idiots who park on those zigzags, forcing people using the crossing to step several feet into the road to see if anything is coming, and a lot of these are little kids! Several of us have had near misses, and it is hard on drivers to suddenly see someone in the act of crossing the road when they are so close to the crossing that to brake suddenly could cause an accident!

Well, I have to keep it brief. We have a storm headed our way, and I don't like having the computer plugged in because of the risk of frying if the power becomes erratic as sometimes happens during storms. Instead, I shall eat my dinner - ratatouille on a bed of tagliatelle sprinkled with a little cheddar, and then do some more floss unravelling. I have such an exciting evening ahead of me. LOL

Hope you are all having a good day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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Still showing my age! Who remembers this show? *grin*

  
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CARLA-216 9/7/2010 11:56AM

    Man, I can't stand for people to park in no parking zones. People here are notorious for it and the police are slack at enforcing it. Really, would it kill you to park a few feet away in the designated parking area and walk those extra feet? Grrr! Anyway, I'm glad you said/did what you did!

Awesome job on the exercise, as well! You're doing great, my dear friend!

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__KELLY__ 9/7/2010 12:51AM

    woo hoo!!! go you for saying what you said! Now, I'm going to have to google zebra crossing and zigzag...you know, with all the travelling I've done, I should know what that all means!!! :)

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LINDABENEDICT 9/6/2010 9:31PM

    You are quite a firebrand !!! GOOD FOR YOU ! Hope that kid thinks twice about 1. his girl friend and 2. ever being a part OF that again!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 9/6/2010 9:23PM

    Yes, our girl Lexie has moxi...you go girl and don't let those who think they are above the laws away with it!!

Great workouts as usual. As for the skiens, you must have the patience of a saint...don't think I would be of much help to you in that department...I would cut my way out of every mess. I have a hard enough time with yarn...lol


Have a great Tuesday!
Rhonda

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CHRISTURTLE 9/6/2010 5:49PM

    Oh I love your attitude Lexie! Hahaha, I just know that guy is going to make sure he never parks anywhere NEAR a zebra crossing in future, lol.
Great workout, I feel tired just thinking about it. Love your dedication and determination.
I used to do that same thing with embroidery cottons, right to the looping over the wrist bit! Never ever unwound smoothly though, and at times I had to cut my way out of it.
Sending good luck, healthy vibes your way for your doctor's visit tomorrow. If love and good wishes count for anything, you're going to get the all clear, cos so much of both have been, and still are, being sent to you via Spark.
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Hugs,
Chris

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TEACHLDY4 9/6/2010 3:35PM

  Very productive! Love the pic!

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KNITTABLES 9/6/2010 3:06PM

    Thats a lot of work to do with the skeins. Good luck with it.

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JHADZHIA 9/6/2010 2:57PM

    Good for you standing up for rights. Its as bad as healthy people parking in handicap stalls to supposedly 'run a quick errand' at the store, or worse the lot is so full they don't want to park too far away. Makes my blood boil, it does.
Way to go with your workouts. I get all knotted up thinking about what you are doing with those skiens -I am two left thumbs when it comes to dexterity lol.
Hope you rest up now, and looking forward to your all clear blog tomorrow!!!


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A Week in Review: 29th August - 4th September 2010

Sunday, September 05, 2010

FRUIT AND VEGGIES:
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4, 6, 7, 6, 5, 7, 6 = 41/35 one portion down on last week (record 49)
After a streak of 45 days I dropped the ball this week. :-( It was a very bad day last Sunday emotionally, and yes I'm disappointed, but on the plus side now I have a streak to improve on! :-)

WATER
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7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 8, 8 = 56/56 Same as last week (record is 67)
Again, I dropped the ball a touch on the Sunday, so I have a 45 day streak to beat! :-)

NUTRITION BASICS:
Calories in range 4/7 (record 5/7)
Carbs in range 6/7 (record 7/7)
Fat in range 3/7 (record 5/7) It was a BAD week for fat. Don't ask! *shakes head* What was I thinking? Putting 2 sausages and a portion of mac 'n' cheese on the same day's menu?
Protein in range 5/7 (New record 5/7) This is good! Unfortunately it came at the expense of my fat intake. Them's the swings and roundabouts. :-P

To be fair I had an upset stomach for a couple of days and that affected me quite badly in the whole food choices and what I could actually face eating. That plus Tara's eating issues needing coaxing back to normal, caused me to make poor choices rather than see food wasted, and we were also on a seriously tight budget, and well, this is the result. I wish I could say lesson learned, but tight budgets are going to be the norm for a while. I have seriously got my work cut out to find a solution to this conundrum. :-)

FITNESS
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52-Week Walking Plan
Week 3

Sun: 15 mins
Mon: 20 mins
Tue: 15 mins
Wed: 10 mins
Thur: 20 mins
Fri: Rest Day
Sat: 25 mins

All good this week, even to the point of managing to get one 19-minute mile in, which shows that I can increase my speed in time. Yay!

28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 3

Sun. day 1 - Video 1 - Cardio
Mon. day 2 - Video 2 - Lower Body
Tue. day 3 - Video 3 - Upper Body
Wed. day 4 - Video 4 - Core
Thur day 5 - Video 2 - Lower Body
Fri. day 6 - Video 6 - Upper Body with weights
Sat. day 7 - Video 4 - Core

This week we had to up our cardio, which I think I've done ok. We also had to meet our five a day fruit and veggies, which I did averaged over the week, even though I fell slightly short on the Sunday.

Steps:
3600 steps met and exceeded every day.
Minimum daily steps increased to 3700.

Sun: 6838
Mon: 6946
Tue: 5408
Wed: 8239
Thur: 14775
Fri: 3786
Sat: 9017

Total steps for the week: 55009 (Another New Record! Yay!)
Average daily steps = 7858. Yes!!!

Mileage

Sun: 3.11 miles
Mon: 3.16 miles
Tue: 2.46 miles
Wed: 3.75 miles
Thur: 6.72 miles
Fri: 1.72 miles
Sat: 4.10 miles

Total mileage for week: 25.02 miles (Another New Record! Double Yay!!!)
Time to be brave and give myself a push to stay close to this level in future weeks. I'll up my minimum weekly target to 21 miles this week. That is a big jump, I know, but as I am consistently getting over a twenty mile week at the moment, I'd really like to try and stick with it, still keeping my step count minimum as my daily buffer, so that I'm not trying for 3 miles every single day just yet.

Total fitness minutes this week: 550, which is 79 minutes per day. Pleased!!!
Total calories burned: 2452 Nice! Maybe that will sort out the mac 'n'cheese and sausages I was daft enough to eat! LOL

WEIGHT
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DOWN! By over two pounds! Yeehar! Now watch me put it back on next week! LOLOL
From 13 stone 5 lbs (187 lbs) to 13 stone 2 and 3/4 lbs (184.75 lbs)

My September weight goal is to see the scale drop below 13 stone this month, even if it is only for a day! LOL I'm being realistic here. My weight bounces around more than I do on Tigger! :-)

That was the week that was. :-)
Roll on next week!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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I can be quite superstitious sometimes, and is it any wonder! LOL

  
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JHADZHIA 9/5/2010 8:56PM

    Congratulations on a fabulous week!! The thing of it is here, you are being as consistent as you can, and that is really, what the bottom line is all about, and that is why you have that wonderful loss!! A healthy lifestyle is about always giving it your best, and not worrying about those off days as we all have them.
keep up the great work!!
Hugs,
Linda

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KNITTABLES 9/5/2010 7:26PM

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CARLA-216 9/5/2010 4:11PM

    You had a great week overall, dear Lex! And lookie...you ended up with a 2+ lb loss! WooHoo!! Great job, my friend!

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/5/2010 12:43PM

    You are doing a smashing job ! Keep up the good work ,life happens some days you are the hydrant and some days the dog!One day of less than stellar choices won't make much difference in the grand schemme of things .Kapp up the excellent work!

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TWOTIMESS 9/5/2010 12:15PM

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A loss is a loss, no matter how you got there! Things will be OK!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 9/5/2010 12:07PM

    Lexie,

Don't be so hard on yourself. While you might not have met all of your ranges all week you did great. Add to that the stress you have been under and you did WONDERFUL!!

I love how well your walking routine is going and I agree you should up your minimum...YOU HAVE DONE IT and YOU WILL CONTINUE TO DO IT!!

You are an amazing woman and don't you forget it.

Have a great week!
Rhonda

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NJMATTICE 9/5/2010 12:00PM

    The stats look good. A successful week. Congrats on losing some pebbles. (Is that a smaller unit of a stone?) (very funny, Nancy) Here's to a wonderful week ahead. Make it a great one.
Love,
Nancy

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WANDAH3 9/5/2010 11:27AM

    Lexie, you have had a great week. Way to go on staying focused.

Being on a tight budget does have it's challenges, but somehow things just work out.

Hugs,
Wanda

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MOMSCRZR 9/5/2010 10:33AM

    Congratulations on a great week!! You are obviously doing it right. emoticon

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52-Week Walking Plan Week 4, Day 1 etc.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Today I did:

52-Week Walking Plan
Week 4, Day 1
15 minute walk

Pedometer Stats:
Pace: 21 min mile (I struggled to get the pace up today for some reason, most likely because Tue is very much on my mind atm)
Calories: 69
Steps: 1,727
Time: 0:16:03
Distance: 0.78 miles

This is the last week that I will have a 10 minute walk to do. From next week I will be walking a minimum of 15 minutes each time. I love how Mark Fenton increases your walking by only 5 or 10 minutes a week, so that you hardly feel the increase. I know I walk a fair bit more than just his walks, but as I do these ones first thing as part of my exercise routine, it is important to me that I enjoy it, and so far I have been getting a real kick out of it. :-)

28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 4, Day 1
The last cardio session of the challenge, thank goodness! I have not enjoyed this video! I have loads of other cardio options available to me, that are much better fun, and therefore more motivating than this. Sorry Nicole, but give me Tigger, Roo and one of my dance DVDs any day over this. :-)

And talking of Tigger and Roo, I have trampolined and stepped my way to around 5000 steps while working through a Steps CD - you know the songs... 5678; Tragedy; Better the Devil You Know! etc. LOL Thanks to Tara's obsession with the group, we have four of their CDs now, mostly picked up for 50p at the local charity shop.

So a good dose of exercising, and now I have the rest of the day to Spark and do a few hours of crocheting. I am woefully short on work hours this week. Would that I could grow an extra pair of arms today! :-)

On to my week in review next, then I will have some fun catching up with you all and seeing how you're doing this weekend.
Have a great day everyone!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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For Star Trek fans:

Who remembers the Tribbles episode of Star Trek? It was my favourite episode of all time! So funny! LOL



and for those of us who are less than tech-ie Trekkies...



And finally, just because I like things in threes...

  
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JHADZHIA 9/5/2010 9:03PM

    Loved the trekkie stuff :)) I am not wanting to say how old I am, but lets just say I saw the Tribbles episode when it premiered on TV for the first time! It was thanks to Big Brother watching Star Trek that I got into it, law of restricted choice as he was four years older and bigger than me, but I fell in love with it right away!
As to exercise, you really have to go with what is fun for you or you won't be motivated to continue! Here is to having FUN working out!
Way to stick with it!!

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CARLA-216 9/5/2010 4:07PM

    There ya go again, making me wish I had bought my neighbor's Tigger. LOL

Great job today, Lex!

xoxo,
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TWOTIMESS 9/5/2010 12:32PM

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If I was fitted with a pedometer, I'm sure my steps this weekend would have topped around the thousands! Add to that a heavy box or bag each trip...

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TIGGERIFFIC123 9/5/2010 12:09PM

    What a great day you have had. Keep it up!

Rhonda

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LOVESLIFE48 9/5/2010 9:40AM

    I really enjoy our blogs!! Have a great day!!

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