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Day 142-Another sunny day

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I LOVE getting outside in weather like this. Today I did jogging and weight intervals:

1 mile jog, weights, abs (non-crunch)

I did this three times.
My jogging total time was under 42 minutes. I felt slow today, and it felt pretty warm out there. I hope the weather cooperates. I'd love to get outside again this week.

I am doing great at avoiding fat, alcohol, and high glycemic foods. I'm also trying really hard to watch my portions, 3/4 of my plate as veggies, 1/4 meat. I think I really needed some extra last night after dinner. I was starting to crash and had an extra ham and cheddar cheese (a fancy Irish kind from Costco). That helped a lot instead of my usual stick of string cheese. I still think I'm making progress, but can only weigh myself once a month, if that often. I don't want to discourage myself.

Hubby is still trying hard at eating well. He also tries to get some sort of workout in, but he is pretty tired after work.

I'd better go now, lots still to do around the house.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 4/19/2012 1:56PM

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Great job! You're doing so good at keeping the streak going.

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SHELLKAYE 4/18/2012 10:30PM

    It was a beautiful day. I wish everyday was like this. These nice weather days really inspire me to get moving. Keep up on motivating the husband.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/18/2012 7:11PM

    Chris, you are doing great! Keep it up!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/18/2012 6:18PM

    Your workout sounds great! I got my workout done today too. WooHoo! And a high protein snack sounds like just what you needed. Have a great evening!

~Melissa

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Day 141-Five miles

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I finally got in over sixty minutes of cardio. Today I did some walking and jogging intervals: 0.25 mile walk/1.25 mile jog/0.25 mile walk/1.25 mile jog/0.25 mile walk/1.5 jog/0.25 mile walk.

That totals 4 miles jogging in 54 minutes and one mile walking in 17.5 minutes.

WooHoo!!!

For the record, I did take my nap this morning after everyone left. It was cold and rainy, perfect sleeping weather. It felt great!!

  
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BLUE42DOWN 4/19/2012 1:21AM

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How exciting to have the chance to do more than just enough for the streak!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/18/2012 12:45PM

    Awesome job! Sounds like the nap was just what you needed. Have a great Wednesday!

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MJ7DM33 4/17/2012 9:42PM

  emoticon on your exercising!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/17/2012 7:33PM

    Great job exercising! I firmly believe that exercising in intervals like the walk/jog/walk/jog is the prime exercise for weight loss. Keep moving!

~Melissa

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Day 140-Lots of running around

Monday, April 16, 2012

I finally got a workout in today, at 7:30pm. I walked around the track down by the soccer fields. I couldn't find my sweats and was in a hurry, so I decided to walk instead of jogging. I did two miles in under 31 minutes. I feel really good about that.

Today was a day of running around. I had to get the title from our totaled van from the county courthouse and then take it to our insurance company so we could get the check. Then I had to drive to Omaha and meet hubby so we both could sign the check and deposit it. I was then able to pay our taxes. I really don't want to think about that part too much. Hubby and I had a nice lunch together, gyro salads. Afterward it was off to Costco for lots of fresh veggies.

After I got home it was the usual trying to get dinner and other various kitchen jobs done while getting kids to and from their practices and lessons. I think tomorrow morning, I'll go back to bed after everyone gets off to school and work. I need a break!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 4/17/2012 2:01PM

    Hope you are able to regroup! Have a great day!

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BLUE42DOWN 4/17/2012 3:26AM

    emoticon job making sure you kept your streak going - and 2 miles in under 31 minutes for a walking pace is excellent!

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KPETSCHE 4/17/2012 2:01AM

    Great job on the walk (we were actually walking at the same time - almost like walking together LOL) but it sounds as if you need a morning for regrouping. Nothing better than going back to bed to do it right. Have a great day.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/16/2012 10:32PM

    I exercised at 7 p.m. this evening too, but I am so glad I got it done! Feels good, doesn't it?

~Melissa

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SHELLKAYE 4/16/2012 10:10PM

    That's a busy day. Way to go on fitting in that walk. I know what you mean about fresh veggies at Costco. I've been thinking of getting a membership again to Sam's Club. They always had good qualilty produce that was flavorful and lasted longer. Enjoy that break tomorrow.

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Day 139

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I only got 10 minutes in on the elliptical, but that's all the time I have. Getting ready for church, then off to work. It's a busy day.

I sure hope the storms are done for a while. The forecast says windy today.

  
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KPETSCHE 4/16/2012 2:07AM

    Yep, that wind was a pain. Good job on the streak!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/15/2012 5:07PM

    It's definitely windy out there! Good for you for fitting in at least some kind of a workout on a very busy Sunday.

~Melissa

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/15/2012 11:17AM

    Yeah, not looking forward to the drive home in the 40 mph winds! Have a great day!

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Day 138-Short workout, but my streak is still going

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I only had time for a short walk today with hubby. We walked for twelve minutes. I pushed him a little harder and made him walk a little faster, but he couldn't manage my all out walk. He's trying, though, and that makes me happy.

I've done really well the last two days with eating veggies (tons) and small amounts of meat. I've also done well with limited caffeine. Both days I only had two mugs of 1/2 caf coffee. I can live with that. I might even switch to green tea, but hubby made the coffee and I was in a hurry.

Work has been crazy until this point. Last night I didn't even get a break. I hate nights like that. Tonight's been busy, but we've caught up now. Hope I haven't jinxed it.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 4/15/2012 11:16AM

    Keep up the great work!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/14/2012 11:01PM

    I hope the rest of your weekend is more relaxing.

~Melissa

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