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Spiders and tortise Whooo

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I have not been able to blog for awhile. My computer has been acting up.
I have been going up and down both with weight and the emotions. The stress of work is always the hardest now and I need to stay focused so not to gain.

At TOPS we are working threw the Book Day One the new members guide. It reminded me how I have made goals in the past and how I have achieved these goals. I would exercise everyday no matter how I felt. If I ate a few calories extra the next day I at less and exercised more.
So today my husband and I went walking at our local state park Estero Llano. Every time we go there we see something different.
There were many birders there so we try to stay out of their way and go to the back of the park.
Today we saw a beautiful Tarantula
It was on the road just minding its own business did not even run when we taking pictures of it. As we continued we also saw a beautiful Toritise
They are endangered because they are so beautiful and docile.
It is only a 3 mile walk but there are always things to see.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KLABELL 4/30/2012 11:01PM

    nice pictures, can't imagine seeing a spider that large. Three miles is quite an accomplishment, and with scenery like that it would be easy to go that far. Keep on making the exercise fun. emoticon

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MARCH_ 4/22/2012 8:19AM

    Exercise as pleasure and gratitude, LOVE THIS!

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MNNSAIDE 4/20/2012 9:44PM

    ....and no invite!!!

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MAYBER 4/16/2012 10:14PM

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture of the spider and tortise
Prefer them outdoors too
Your walk sounded wonderful and you enjoyed the scenes along the way
Take care and enjoy the last few days of school or do you work year around
One day at a time

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MOM4407 4/16/2012 8:23PM

    I like them best outside.

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DIDMIS 4/15/2012 10:58PM

    I found, or should I say they found me, a lot of tarantulas in Mexico. They always hunted me out. They are not my favorite thing but like them better than snakes. Also had scorpions in my shower many times. Yikes.

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TOPS Funday 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

On Saturday I attended the 2012 Funday for my areas TOPS chapter. TOPS is a weight loss support group I belong to. I attended weekly meetings and have weekly weigh ins. TOPS is a support group. I am with people who feel about food just like I do. TOPS keeps me accountable to myself.

So this is our annual event when our Coordinator Kay Brown gives out awards for weight loss and exercise. The theme of the party was pajamas. It was great to be comfortable all day in my pajamas. I was happy to get 2nd in the exercise with 1345 miles. I just used the miles I walked at the park or on the treadmill. Next year maybe I will include the miles I walk at work using my pedometer.

My sparkfriends and TOPS friends were at the Funday.
Karen out Texas State Queen gave a very inspirational talk about how she lost her weight and how she continues her struggles with keeping off the weight.

My sparkfriend Irene got the WOW award. Winners over Weight
Manytimes we are with friends who do not understand our struggles. It is great to get together with a group of people who know how I feel. I am motivated to continue my weight loss journey an to stay on the road to success.

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MNNSAIDE 2/13/2012 7:47PM

    emoticon to you and Irene for winning an award.

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MAYBER 2/13/2012 5:56PM

    thank for sharing your funday at TOPS
it is always so inspirational to go to these gatherings
you go home determined to lose excess pounds
one day at a time
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BRENDAF761 2/13/2012 10:40AM

    I read your blog and see your also in TOPS! I'm also in Tops! Have a great day!

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LUV2RUN72 2/13/2012 7:41AM

    Sounds like a fun time. Congrates on you exercise award.

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FERRETLOVER1 2/13/2012 7:25AM

    Sounds like and looks like you guys had a great time! I love the theme - pajamas, what fun!!

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DIDMIS 2/12/2012 11:27PM

    emoticonI'm the only one who looks like she was in pajamas in the pictures.
Thanks Becky my Spark and TOPS friend

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10 miles I did it

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Today I got up and got ready for my 10 mile run for the Hospice House in my area. Well I went to the park there was nobody there. Yup I got the dates wrong. It is next week. Oh well I started walking anyway it was a beautiful day.
Ok it took me 3 hours to walk but I was having fun and pushing myself.
I did not bring water with me so I had to stop several time. The drinking fountains did not work. I did find a water faucet. I was able to wash out my mouth and get a drink with my hands. Public water tastes great when you are thirsty.

So now it is night and I am proud to say I did it. And I lived to tell about it. I am walking around and feel great. I will be ready for next week. Next week I will take water with me.

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WALKSFAR 1/18/2012 2:18PM

    How did the actual event go on the 14th?

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YJNANA 1/8/2012 4:20PM

    Way to go Becky :)

Did you have a walking partner?
You did GREAT 3 hr, wow.

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MARCH_ 1/8/2012 2:22PM

    Every once in a while something gets cancelled or a date gets changed...
Love the way you used it! WALK ON!

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GETDONE 1/8/2012 1:06AM

    emoticonLady, that is nothing short of emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 1/7/2012 9:50PM

    WOW ten miles and no water. You rock.

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PIXIEMOM13 1/7/2012 9:29PM

    10 miles is awesome! I bet you'll go into the run with a lot more confidence next week because you know you can do it already!

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My first 10 mile challenge

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

On Saturday I am challenging myself to walk 10 miles for a walkathon for The Hospice House in my community. I really think that hospice care is important and I am blessed to have two legs that are strong and healthy so I can walk

I do not know if I can do it.
I walk every morning 3 miles. 6 miles is easy for me. I am challenging myself to 10 miles.
So on Saturday I hope it does not rain and I hope it is a wonderful day to go walking.
For me rain or shine I will walk.
I will pray for all the people who need hospice and rejoice for the life I have and the blessing I have.
So join me on Saturday and pray for all the people who are in Hospice care.
And pray for me as I walk my 10 miles.

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YJNANA 1/8/2012 4:16PM

    You Can do it Becky :)


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LINDAKAY228 1/4/2012 12:37PM

    Hospice is such an awesome program! I wish I lived closer because I would go out and walk for it to but there is no run or walk like that anywhere near where I live. My mom was on hospice before she passed away 2 years ago and it was such a huge blessing!
Thanks for the goodie you sent me about my goals. I know you'll rock it on Saturday! Good for you!

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MOTIVATED@LAST 1/3/2012 10:28PM

    Good luck for your 10 miler!

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DIDMIS 1/3/2012 10:24PM


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Eating out healthy

Friday, December 30, 2011

I have been on vacation and for the past few day my husband and I have been eating out for lunch. It is always a challenge for me to find place to eat out and be healthy. I am tired of salads and chicken sandwiches.

Tues I went to Denny's and had the Fit Omelette it was very good. I am not big fan of spinach but I liked it in the Omelette. I even went a bought some spinach so I can experiment with it.

Weds we went to Panda Express. I had the Vegs., Chicken & Beans and Chicken Chashew. When we came home I added up the calories 650. OMG Then I added up my husband's meal 1535 calories. I am glad I have saved my calories for the day. I had around 700 cals to spend.

Thurs back to Denny's I had the healthy whole wheat pancakes. Bad service but I had a good meal.
I have read many blogs about eating out and places people go. I have some friends who eat out regularly and they tell me with a little effort you can eat healthy and have fun dinning out.
Now I have some new favorite places to go.
How about you?
Do you have place to eat out and enjoy healthy meals??

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RANDOM00B 12/30/2011 11:46AM

    Yay!! Good for you!

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