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Day 235- Thank you for the support

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I've kept my streak alive still. I did 10 min on the elliptical. All the support from my spark friends has inspired me to keep going. I may only be doing 10 minutes per day right now, but it's better than not doing anything at all!

  
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HSMOM2FOUR 7/22/2012 7:10AM

    You are fabulous!!!! 10 min of movement is still movement!! This is about getting HEALTHY - and you know what your body needs. Sometimes it needs GENTLE movement b/c it is sick or injured, sometimes it needs for us to give it all we've got!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/21/2012 7:20PM

    I find that it's nice to know that even when life is overwhelming I am still taking care of myself through exercise. It gives me some peace of mind when everything else is sort of chaotic. I'm glad to see you are keeping your streaok alive!

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/21/2012 12:42PM

    It's great that you are still keeping that streak going! Keep it up!

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KAYTIE22 7/21/2012 12:01PM

    What a great streak! Applause! Applause! I know it's hard to keep up the pace and dedication to getting that exercise in everyday especially with your busy schedule.

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Days 233 & 234

Friday, July 20, 2012

I'm still barely doing my 10min/day of exercise, mostly quick walks or a quick 10 min on the elliptical. Yesterday was a nice walk with my daughters, today the elliptical. I've picked up lots of extra shifts at work to help with our bills. I'm finding it difficult to keep sparking, but I'm managing.

One spark friend yesterday was shocked about eight of us in a tent. We have one crazy tent. You can see examples at shelter-systems.com (I believe that's the website). It's a 20 foot diameter dome that's about 10 foot high in the center. It's made of plastic and held together with pvc pipe. We put four sets of bunk-bed cots (disc-o-beds in camping catalogs) in the tent and we basically have our own barracks.

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/20/2012 12:29PM

    Your "tent" sounds like an EXCELLENT way to go camping. I CAN'T sleep on the hard ground, but I think I could sleep just fine on a cot. What a great idea!

I'm glad you are keeping your streak alive even with your added stress. Don't stop Sparkin'. You would be missed! Your life is an inspiration to us all.

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~Melissa

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/20/2012 12:18PM

    You should post a picture of the tent! Have a great Friday!

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Days 226-232 Camping trip

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

We went for a camping trip over the weekend which took a lot of energy. I felt like everything I did was a workout. Every day I rode my bike, walked a lot, and swam with the kids. We went to a Jellystone campground outside of Austin, Minnesota. It had a lot of fun things for the kids. I can't believe how much they all love the bouncing pillow. It was a large campground, and was fun to ride my bike around so much. We spent four nights in our tent, our longest trip yet. The owners of the campground even thought we were seasoned campers. I guess we had them fooled. We took a side trip one evening up to Mall of America. The kids really enjoyed the Lego store and walking around the amusement park.

Not much time today to blog, gotta go.

  
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KPETSCHE 7/19/2012 11:08PM

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CAROLYN0107 7/18/2012 8:24PM

    Fun to camp....but with 8 in a tent? It must have been some tent!! Nice you could visit THE MALL OF AMERICA too!

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MUSOLF6 7/18/2012 6:15PM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/18/2012 1:39PM

    Sounds like you had a GREAT time with LOTS of exercise! We took our kids to Legoland in Chicago and they absolutely LOVED it. Glad you are back.

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/18/2012 1:26PM

    Sounds like a fun trip! Plus, full of activity!

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NORWOODGIRL 7/18/2012 1:22PM

    It's wonderful when exercise is like a game. We should all become kids again so we can enjoy it!

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PICKIE98 7/18/2012 1:21PM

    Wow!! What a great trip!! Another Sparker just blogged yesterday that they were at a Jellystone place last week, not up here(I am in Michigan), but in the western states.. I am so glad you had fun,, what a great way to do the mall too!!

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Day 225-Feeling better

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I didn't sleep great last night, but I slept. I feel a lot better today. I really have to watch my evening caffeine intake at work. Work Sunday was so slow, I felt I needed a boost to stay awake. That probably is what killed my sleep that night and ruined Monday for me.

I was able to squeeze in a 1.5 mile jog in 20 minutes today. I'm loving this warm, but cooler than 100, weather. Even my walk with Hubby last night felt great due to the nicer temps.

  
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KPETSCHE 7/11/2012 1:32PM

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Great job, Chris! I slept late again today - definitely feel more like my old self, again. Have a good Wednesday.

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MUSOLF6 7/10/2012 3:14PM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/10/2012 12:51PM

    I'm glad you're feeling better. I find that no caffeine after 3 p.m. is a good rule of thumb.

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/10/2012 12:10PM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Have a great day!

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Day 224

Monday, July 09, 2012

I feel like I got no sleep last night. I can't believe how dizzy and exhausted I feel. Hubby and I went on a short walk, about 1/2 mile in 13 minutes for our exercise tonight. I sure hope I feel better tomorrow.

I found out today that Stevie didn't get first place in any of his races on Saturday. He still improved his times and did really well. He placed in most of his races, second or third. There was a really fast kid my Hubby didn't remember. Just thought I'd mention this correction for my blog from yesterday.

I'm going to rest now.

  
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MUSOLF6 7/10/2012 11:56AM

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/10/2012 8:09AM

    Hope you feel better today!

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KPETSCHE 7/10/2012 2:20AM

    Sorry you aren't feeling so good. Hope some rest helped the problem. We are on our way back from KC after a whirlwind trip so I'm catching up on some SP stuff. Have a better Tuesday.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/9/2012 10:15PM

    Hope you feel better tomorrow. I hope it's just the lack of sleep that's dragging you down and not an illness of some kind. Take your vitamins! Hopefully a good night's rest is all you need.

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