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Day 246- I've Officially Made it Across Iowa!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I wish I had more time yesterday to get a longer jog in, but I was glad I started jogging again. Today I continued that trend, and jogged almost two miles. The first 1/8 mile was walking and I got the two miles done in 27:40, that's 13:50 each mile. I then walked another half mile in nine minutes, pumping my arms to keep them moving. My daughter hates when I do that. She says I look silly. I think I just look like someone who's working out. Jogging will definitely be a part of my 60-90 day jump start program when school starts. I don't know why, but I love jogging.
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I just logged my miles for today, and I'm at 338 total miles for the year (walking, jogging, biking, elliptical). My elliptical miles are based on my time on the elliptical and how fast I feel I'm going (13-15 minute mile usually). I joined a goal on the Iowa Moms team to make it across Iowa, and that is 330 miles.

I'VE MADE IT ACROSS IOWA!!!

  
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KPETSCHE 8/1/2012 8:53PM

    Yeah, Chris! I love the way you look at your distance as a size of the state of Iowa. Keep up the great work.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/1/2012 6:42PM

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Congratulations! I'm glad you have been able to exercise outdoors this week. That is great! And being able to visualize the fact that you would have jogged all the way across Iowa is awesome.

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WOUBBIE 8/1/2012 5:37PM

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What a great accomplishment!

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MUSOLF6 8/1/2012 4:04PM

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BLUE42DOWN 8/1/2012 2:57PM

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MUSICMOMOF2 8/1/2012 2:30PM

    Woo hoo! Way to go!

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Day 245- Yes! I can still jog a mile in 13 minutes!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I haven't jogged much lately due to my busy work schedule, camping, and the intense heat here in Iowa. Today I decided to try a quick jog. I warmed up with a 1/8 mile walk and then jogged the rest of the mile. I came in with a time of 13:19, and that includes the walking portion of the mile. I am very happy with that and the fact that I feel like I could have jogged two miles if I had time.

  
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MJ7DM33 7/31/2012 5:22PM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/31/2012 1:03PM

    Congratulations on an awesome time! Great job!

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/31/2012 12:36PM

    Woo hoo! That is great!

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Day 244 Fantastic news

Monday, July 30, 2012

One of my twins, Sean, had an MRI on Thursday. There was a very small chance he had something wrong in his brain, causing visual disturbances. The scan came back clear. He's perfectly healthy! This is the best news I have ever gotten.

Today's workout was a quick ten min on the elliptical, a different program that's already set in there. It built up quickly to level nine, then down to eight, then up to nine again before decreasing for a cool down.

  
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NIKKICOLE83 7/31/2012 11:56AM

    Thank God!

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BRANDTSGIRL 7/31/2012 7:22AM

    emoticon O'Hara for your son and for the good news:)

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MJ7DM33 7/30/2012 9:35PM

  That is fantastic news! Thank-You God!

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BLUE42DOWN 7/30/2012 5:49PM

    What a complete relief for you to get that news!

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GOING4MUSCLE 7/30/2012 3:42PM

    This is wonderful news! What an emotional amount of stress those results have released. emoticon

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ALLYTHEATHLETE 7/30/2012 2:48PM

    Yay! for good news!

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/30/2012 12:45PM

    Glad to hear that you got good news! Have a great day!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/30/2012 12:39PM

    I'm so glad your son is healthy. Praise God! It sounds like your elliptical workouts are intense and challenging. Keep it up!

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WOUBBIE 7/30/2012 11:57AM

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Thank goodness!

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CHIXER 7/30/2012 11:56AM

    emoticon So glad to hear your son is healthy :-)

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Days 242 & 243 My Babies are Seven today

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Yesterday we took it easy. We've had a cold going through the family, so a couple of the kids didn't feel so good. I also have been on the go with work, camping, and mom stuff, so I really needed a relaxing day. I went for a walk in the evening with my best friend, Tracy. She was glad I called. We live a block away from each other, and we've hardly seen each other this summer. It was a slow walk by my standards, 20 minutes per mile, but the visiting was really nice. Hubby and I went out to eat last night. That ruined my good eating streak, but we had a really nice date. We ate at Crave: California roll (Volcano variety) appetizer, filet with crab and asparagus, garlic potatoes and Moscato D'Asti. Yum! Yum! Yum! We went to Delice for dessert and I had a white chocolate, raspberry charlotte. More Yums!! We were impressed with ourselves that we were able to eat the California rolls with chop sticks.

Today is the twins' birthday. My babies are seven! We're getting ready for their party with family right now. I played Xbox Kinect for 30 minutes with Stevie (10). That's my workout for today. I stink at track and field. I have to get my knees up higher. I came in eighth. I beat him at table tennis, though. WooHoo!
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KPETSCHE 7/30/2012 11:13AM

    Sounds like a yummy date with Hubby and fun with the kiddos. Hope the twins had a fun birthday. Way to keep that streak going! See you soon at work.

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/29/2012 9:24PM

    Happy birthday to the "babies"! Hope you have a calm week!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/29/2012 8:36PM

    Happy Birthday to the twins! I'm glad you got to have such a great date out with DH. I always thought if we were going to get a gaming system we would get the Kinect rather than the Wii. It just looks more fun!

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Days 240 & 241 More food victories

Friday, July 27, 2012

I'm still doing good with exercise. Yesterday had to be a slow day (my worst day of TOM). I got at least 10, maybe 15 minutes walking in with hubby. Today, I'm feeling much stronger, so I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I changed it up, though. Instead of doing my usual program of resistance that I created myself, I chose one of the pre-programmed settings. This one gradually built up to a resistance of 9. I usually only go up to 5, and for short bursts. I repeated this program three times, for ten minutes each. This definitely got my heartrate up, whew! I think I'll keep trying different programs to challenge my body while still using the elliptical.

I've had more food victories too. Wednesday night at work, I resisted Eileen's Colossal cookies, not an easy task. Yesterday while out with hubby, I had a Thai peanut chicken salad for lunch. He had a grilled ham and cheese with french fries. Last night, I had one bite of a graham cracker. The kids said they tasted funny and I was checking before throwing them out. They tasted fine, but with TOM the one bite triggered an awful sweet tooth. I beat it with my kids' help. They got me a nectarine and then a string cheese. I was cured, no ice cream, cookies, or graham crackers.
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/27/2012 10:35PM

    Your workout today sounds excellent. Preprogramed workouts are definitely made to produce results. Great job completing the routine THREE times! Wow. It's my TOM too and I was just hankering for ice cream with chocolate syrup or chips and salsa. Sigh! But since you withstood your cravings I will do the same. Thanks for your fortitude! Have a great weekend!

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MUSICMOMOF2 7/27/2012 10:18PM

    I love how the whole family supports and encourages you! Have a great weekend!

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