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waste not, want not aug 20,2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

todays visualization:

i am getting up at 8 every morning so i can walk/jog 3-4 times a week or go to a class at the gym. some days, i just stay home and do a dvd workout like jillian michael or billy blanks. but excercise of choice is jogging. i have been going to bed at a decent time so i can get up and do this. it starts my morning off on a positive note. when i get home, i log on to spark coach and eat a healthy breakfast. being in control feels so good

so far today i have ate healthy. i am getting ready to take a walk and complete wk 5 day 1 of c25k.

i am upping my fruit and veggie intake also. i am loving all my differnt veggies that i have learned to like

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ROCKMAN6797 8/21/2012 8:32AM


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SWDESERTLOVER 8/20/2012 8:39PM

    emoticon Good for you!

I'm still walking but hope to work back up to doing some jogging.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/20/2012 6:28PM

    Sounds wonderful. I wish I could work out in the am. Leaving for work at 6 am puts a cramp in that.

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meal ideas

Sunday, August 19, 2012

just a short blog to list some quick meal ideas, per my spark coach for the day.

my visual for today was to pretend like i am a professional athlete. i must eat right consistently and excercise consistency in order to stay in shape. the public sees me and depends on me to win. i love the feeling of being in control and strong so i will be consistent all day every day

i am gonna list some quick meal plans since that seems to be my problem most of all with eating. if you have any to add, fell free to do so.

pnt butter sandwich on wheat bread
brocolli or snow peas
peaches or mixed fruit

tuna/pita bread wth mayo
mixed veggies carrots and celery

baked potato/ brocolli/shredded cheddar
fruit smoothie with berries and milk

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/20/2012 9:01AM

    That DOES sound good. I may steal some of those ideas

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 8/20/2012 1:14AM

    sounds good! ) or if you want the milk, do a low fat/ skim version?

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 8/20/2012 12:19AM

    I love the visual!

Well balanced meal ideas!

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LWADE1963 8/19/2012 11:05PM

    Sounds yummy for both. Thanks

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NIMAWEYGH 8/19/2012 10:29PM

    Hey I do peanut butter with apple slices so Yummy and I also do nut butters (almond, cashew, etc) on whole wheat bread. Which is very good and you can also add nut butters to celery.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/19/2012 10:03PM

    Sounds yummy. You might want to substitute water for the milk and add a cheese snack for dairy. Unless of course you really like milk, then run with it.


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i am capable of great things

Sunday, August 19, 2012

just a short blog to say that not every day will be great and perfect. like today, i spent the day with my mom and husband in amish country. i did well overall. made some wise choices and overdid it a litte. you know how good that amish food can be. but you know what? it is not the end of the world. tomorrow is a new day.. i am capable of seeing this journey through. when will the end be? when i die cause this is a lifelong journey

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/19/2012 1:06PM

    The further you get in your journey, the more days like that you will have!

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LATTELEE 8/19/2012 12:26AM


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SOCDIRECTOR 8/19/2012 12:17AM

    So true! Thanks for reminding me.

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how to reach my goals and why i have those goals

Friday, August 17, 2012

todays visualization asks why i chose the goals i have and what i can do and not do to reach them.

at this point in my life ( i am 49), i want to be healthy and energetic and fit. so many times we see people in there 40 and 50's start to get lazy and lethargic. just sit around with nothing to do and eat, eat, and eat some more. i do not want that to be me.

i want to be fit and sexy and actually enjoy clothes shopping.

one of my obstacle is my husband. he is supportive to a point. but i have told him so many times that i am gonna do it this time, that i really dont think he believes me. he must see a change in me this time in order to believe it. also, he is not gonna join my on my fitness journey. i am pulling teeth in order to get him to even take a walk with me. for me this is a very big obstacle. i love sp[ending time with him and it does get boring walking, running, bike riding alone. so many activities require 2 people and he just is not gonna do them. i guess i am just gonna have to do them alone and maybe if he sees a change he will join me. if not, i will have to enjoy the solitude.

also, an obstacle is that i work 6 afternoons a week pretty consistently. some days it is hard to get up. i would like to get up early and run, that is one thing i am working on is running.

but for now, i will just have to take it one day at a time

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BIGPAWSUP 8/17/2012 11:03PM

    My hubby is all about the tv and food too. I know where you are coming from. I know you can do this. I have faith in you.


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HEALTHYIN2014 8/17/2012 10:42PM

    My husband doesn't want to exercise either. He doesn't complement me when I lose weight but then, he has never complained when I gained weight either. I hope your find someone in the neighborhood to make plans with. It is much easier to workout when you know someone else is depending on you. emoticon emoticon

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SWDESERTLOVER 8/17/2012 9:13PM

    It would be great if you could find an exercise buddy. That way the two of you could keep each other accountable. I know it's hard as my husband is no longer able to do anything very strenuous as his illness has zapped all his energy. My son has began walking with me and it has been a tremendous help. A support system is so helpful.

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SHIRE33 8/17/2012 9:11PM

    I hear ya. My hub and I can't work out together because we both need to do it around suppertime and we can't both leave my MIL here alone to eat by herself (she's 86 with early-Alzheimer's.)

So, I run early in the mornings on MWF. Starting next week, with classes beginning, I'll switch to later in the morning on Tuedays, Thursday mornings, and probably Sunday mornings, at least until I can do it on Saturday mornings again in November. I go to the gym T and Th. evenings.

He goes to his step aerobics on MW at 5. But I can't get him interested in running. I'm 49, too, and I love running for the calorie burn and the way it reshapes the body. He hates it, though. For himself! He loves it on me! :D I don't think he truly believed I'd get where I have either, through truth be told, I surprised myself. But he's pretty happy about it, and he encourages me and helps me get my workouts in when I need help sometimes.

You'll get there!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 8/17/2012 5:24PM

    I hear ya. I walk my pups alone every day. My hubby walks all day for his job so I feel bad asking him to walk at night when he has walked like 15 miles during the day.

Is there a neighbor you could walk with or another family member near by?

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making time for health

Thursday, August 09, 2012

i have been pondering what to write about. my spark coach wants me to write about how i waste time since i would like to have more time for fitness. some days i have to choose between making a healthy dinner or excercising;

i work afternoons and i am really stuck on trying to figure out what to do differently.
i do go to bed later than i should. sometimes i just sit in bed and doodle on facebook or spark or another website. so, one idea i have is to try and go to bed at 1 am. that makes it easier to get up. i like to get up at 8:30 but i would like to increase that to 8 am.

another thing is to seek out more crock pot recipes. that way it frees up more time so i am not cooking for an hour every morning.

one more thing would be to make things ahead on sunday, which is my only day off lately. make past and rice for my carb for week and make chicken, burger or something for my protein. that way i only have to make my veggies.

if anyone has any ideas plz let me know.

i would like to get more excercise in so i can burn approx 400 or 500 calories a day.

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ANDASI 8/10/2012 8:05PM

    I also do love preping food ahead of time it makes all the diffrence for me.

I cook a stew/soup/slow cooker something hearty whith vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. I will have this for dinner for about 4 days

I measure out a coup of plain greek yogourt topped with a cup of grapes i will make up to 4 of these containers so its just grab and go

apple with 2 or 3 cheese strings grab and go

mini carrots with peanut butter grab and go

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ROCKMAN6797 8/10/2012 5:53PM

    Your ideas sound good, now time to implement them!

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WINNIE1978 8/9/2012 5:44PM

    I am a huge fan of batch cooking!! We cook our lunches and dinners for the entire week on Sundays. Then we have no excuse to grab something unhealthy because all we have to do is reheat a healthy meal.

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MIRAGE727 8/9/2012 1:46PM

    Batch cooking is huge! I spend a lot of time on my PC. When I do I'm hitting chair exercises. Also embrace the fact that lil' ten minute workouts throughout the day build up. If I'm standing in line anywhere or even shopping, I will knock off some calf lifts in a heartbeat! I've also planned out my day on a calender by the hour to truly realize that I do have time. I've even done a set of reps while getting ready in the morning, brushing my teeth! (Stole that one from DW!) You WILL find the time to sneak in any kind of exercise. After a while, it becomes habit, and that's a good thing. This is just the tip of the iceberg! Check out FITNESS under the HEALTHY LIFESTYLE tab at the top of any SP page. Stay strong!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/9/2012 12:55PM

    I think those are some good starts. I don't cook myself so I really can't help you here.



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BONDMANUS2002 8/9/2012 12:42PM

  keep trying

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