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It Beeps

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I live in an area where when someone sees something on your ankle they assume that you are on house arrest. So I've gotten alot of questions about my pedometer and I very patiently explain what its for and y wear it.
I have several pedometer I try to accessorize with my outfits. Since I haven't really been walking much I kind of forgot about the beeping. The beeping that I'm referring to is my pedometer. I have a goal to take 12,000 steps a day which I haven't done since I stopped doing the summer programs at my church.
It was kind of funny cause I just got done explaining to someone at the bodega what a pedometer was & that I m not on house arrest and when I started to walk away it started beeping. Everyone was just staring at me. I laughed and then explained and showed them how it worked.
BUT HEY I DID I MET MY STEP GOAL. Now to c how many days I can keep it up.

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THENEWHOLLY 8/30/2009 3:34PM

    haha that's super funny. i've been wanting to get a pedometer forever but haven't invested the $ yet. do you think they really help?

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JACKIEP1961 8/27/2009 1:26PM

    That's funny! I will have to look into the ankle pedometers. Good job on reaching your goal.

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BYEBYE130S 8/27/2009 9:34AM

    LOL that's sooo funny! GOOD JOB!

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W8WHITTILER 8/27/2009 8:00AM

Marcia that story is so funny..I could imagine the stares you were getting..they probaly didn't believe you at first..I could see the looks on their faces when it started beeping..
Congrats on reaching that goal..That is awesome, and I know you will do great the rest of the week..
Have you thought about giving yourself an average to reach for the week? That will work too, you know for those days you don't always get the 12000, but come really close..Maybe that is something to consider..the average will keep you motivated too!
Just keep on trekking girl, you are doing great!

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BOBBI1968 8/26/2009 10:35PM

    Way to go on meeting your step goal - Woo Hoo! I have a beeper thing to - my Heart Rate Monitor - it beeps if I fall below or go above my heart rate range. I never really realized how loud the beep was until this weekend when I was walking outside and there wasn't much traffic out - it seemed like it was sooo loud - LOL!

Keep going strong!!

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4EVERHIS1 8/26/2009 10:10PM

    Oh good job! My pedometer hooks on my belt or waistline. I didn't know they made ones that went on your ankle. Have to check into that.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/26/2009 9:50PM

    LOL! That is kinda cute Maga!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I started wearing my pedometer again; started on Sunday. On Sunday I got 8005 steps; on Monday I went and walked my morning mile and for the day I got 8593 steps; today I did laundry and cleaned the house yet I got 9720 steps. I am shocked that I get more steps cleaning then when I go and walk my mile.
Although I m thinking now that maybe I need to step up my walk and maybe walk 2x a day on the days I don't do strengthening and on the days I do strengthen walk 1x a day.
I still need to find another exercise to add to my routine I plan on adding something next week not sure what though.

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W8WHITTILER 8/26/2009 3:08PM

    Wow, what a come back..I will dub you the "Comeback Kid"
You are doing great with your steps, I need to get my pedometer back out again, I quit wearing it awhile back and just never got it out reason being I have been doing alot of water treading in the pool lately..
Just take it one day at a time honey, don't over do will get back to where you were before your back injury..Promise!

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/26/2009 7:24AM

    WOW you are doing great and looking Wonderful. Yup, you might want to walk that extra time a day. I started doing that, since it's easier for me to walk in 2 times a day, since my feet bother me. I can usually make the 3 miles in the AM and try for at least one in the evening. Today it rained after 1.5 miles. So will either go tonight or if I have to go to Wal-Mart and do at least 1.5 miles (30 min timed walking) I been walking so long I know just about how far I go in 30 min.

Wishing you continued success in your journey to goal!

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ROLLAND 8/25/2009 11:30PM

    hmmmm.. like your icon, do you have an elliptical? or a set of stairs you can run up/down on?

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Monday, August 24, 2009

I planned to do my morning mile but I was up till after 5 this morning so when the alarm went off at 7 I just looked at it. I got up around 10:45 did some laundry then headed to the track by my house with LaLa and her notebook.

I started with my forward lunges. I decdied I would go around once then take a break and do my 4 laps that way and it worked. I did my mile in 4 sets 1st 1/4 mile --- 5 mins - break; 2nd 1/4 -- 6 mins - break; 3rd 1/4-- 5 mins - break ; last 1/4 -- 5.5 mins. So in just under 22 mins I walked a mile.


I thought my time would be about 45 mins since I havent a mile in mths but I was so happy with my time and this was with the heat.

Now I have to find an exercise to add to my workout routine

Thank you everyone for your spport as I've been going thru my depression and family problems emoticon

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CHANGE4FREEDOM 8/25/2009 1:31AM

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MISSCAROL 8/24/2009 9:50PM

    Yahoo! emoticon

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SQUITTLEZ 8/24/2009 9:33PM

    woo great job! emoticon

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MNNICE 8/24/2009 9:32PM

    Way to go! Always be proud of your progress and accomplishments!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/24/2009 9:11PM

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Another New Start

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Well I've done yet another new start.

I've done my strengthening for1 week so far.
A cpl days ago I started tracking my food again its been hit and miss.
Today I wore the pedometer for the 1st time in wks; I only made just over 8000 steps but hey its a start.
Tomorrow I hope to actually get up early and go walk a mile; God willing.

I've decided that no matter how many times I have to start over I WILL.

I am worth it. I will tell myself this everyday.
I cant let the demon called depression control my life anymore

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HICALGAL 8/24/2009 5:08AM

    great attitude...stay positive and do the best you can! emoticon

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/23/2009 10:36PM

    Good for you Maga, that is the Maga I know, emoticon You can do this!

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More Changes

Saturday, August 22, 2009

This has been a rough summer for me. My back has been acting up all summer, I've been sic for about a 2 mths & then there was my cousins civil union ( I was the matron of honor & hubby was the best man), my grand came back to live with us(she went to go live wit her mom la\st Nov)
Exercise was non existent and eating rite not high on my priority list; BUT hey I didn't gain no weight so that a good thing.

So all hubby & I have done all summer is argue; with a few good days here and there. I realize that I'm over stressed and need a break. Unfortunately I can't afford to go anywhere right now so I 'm basically just home and not dealing with the outside world.

So as to hubby 2 yrs ago he had a mishap with a prejudice cop in Pennsauken according to him MY HUBBY WAS A SPIC THAT DIDN'T BELONG THERE It got physical and 6 cops put my husband in trauma (if I would have thought to video it we b paid rite now) and our La La witnesses it all @ 2yrs old she was petrified of anyone in a uniform for almost a yr.
Well to make a long story short went to court and my hubby is a true ass @ times and the judge was the judge who he dealt with 20 yrs ago when he was young and dumb and did some time. Didn't matter that his life was totally different and that he had a good job because of his past he got sentence 3 yrs for simple assault on an officer (even though it was self defense) instead of doing time he did this thing called ISP. It is a program that is all up in your business for a yr and a half to 2 yrs. He's done a yr so far and since I wanted a separation he asked them to place him in a program for anger management and drinking. So for the next mth we will only have contact through letters.

God willing during this mth I can get myself together and figure out y I m always so edgy and angry. Everything has been just getting to me for mths and I don't know y. We didn't even tell anyone this was gonna happen when we started making the arrangements 2 wks ago.

So I m dealing with this new change & praying for some insight.

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HICALGAL 8/23/2009 7:20AM


i don't know you very well, but from your blog, its no surprise why you're feeling the way you do. i hope things turn for you and know that you are in my prayers. emoticon emoticon

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CHANGE4FREEDOM 8/22/2009 11:55PM

  Wow Maga, you have a lot going on. I could understand why you would be stressed. I pray that everything will work out for the best and that you will have some peace. Take care of yourself.


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SPARKPIXIE 8/22/2009 9:23PM

    Maga, no wonder you are stressed and edgy! I'm so sorry you are going through this. You will be in my prayers as always. I care!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/22/2009 9:14PM

    Oh Maga! I will keep you in my prayers with your family, You are under lots of stress, and sounds like it has been rough for awhile, and could easily cause you to be edgy and angry, I am going to tell you that we have been involved in court with daughter, and I know how you can feel when all of that is going on, and I know you feel about 2 inches tall by the courts, Keep your head up, though I know it is hard, you need to be there for La La, please come to us when you need to, and if you just need to talk sparkmail me or something, You have many friends all over spark , and we care! emoticon

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