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Stay motivated listen to a book

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I have been spending time uploading audiobooks onto my IPOD so I can walk and listen to books at the same time. I know this maybe hard for some because I am a librarian but I really like listening to books. I like listening to the story. When I am walking it does not matter if I have gone over the same spot 10 times when I am listening to a new book I am motivated.

I used to listen to cassettes I would use rechargable batteries because I listened 7 hours a week. My kids got me a small IPOD. Now I download podiobooks and podcasts. In the past few weeks I have caught up with all my podcasts oh no what to do.

On the weekend I went to the local used books stall at our flea market. I took all my audiobooks and books on CD and traded them for another year supply of books. The problem is books on tape I still need to use the cassette player. The CD's I download them into ITunes then on to my ipod.
This year my kids say I need to upgrade my Ipod. When I jog I like music. Walking I like books. Such a problem but for now I am good.
I am ready for some good walking and some good books.

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YJNANA 12/29/2010 10:59AM

    I like audio books too. We use them when we take a vacation, makes the miles seem so much less.
I haven't figured out HOW to down load to my Ipod.
any tips?? :)

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CJJANISS 11/27/2010 8:50PM


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TERWANTSTOLOSE 11/23/2010 8:19PM

    I love audio books too .. makes the time fly by!


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Lunch with Spark Friends

Monday, November 22, 2010

I had the most wonderful lunch Thanks to SparkPeople.
I met my friend Irene and Somer for lunch.

Since we talk with each other online and read each others blogs it is like I just saw them yesterday.

Irene is in TOPS with me and I see her more often but she still has surprising stories to tell. She really is a Spark.
Somer the last time I saw her we were in a 5K race. Both of us were out of breath and tired. It was great to see her again and to hear more about her family.

All of us are on Team RGV Spark and I am blessed that I get to see my Sparkfriends not only in the message boards but in person tooo.

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TXDREAMSPINNER 11/23/2010 1:46PM

    I really enjoyed our lunch too! I am glad we were able to get together.

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KEEKEE1ST 11/23/2010 1:09PM

    That's awesome that you can get together. It makes for extra suport.


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MOM4407 11/23/2010 12:16AM

    3 beautiful Sparkly women.

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DIDMIS 11/22/2010 11:48PM

    Oh Becky thanks. That is great. I can amen that for sure.

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Boring but it is my Life

Saturday, November 20, 2010

This morning got up and walked the dogs.
Did some shopping and came home.
I was glad to take a nap because I am still recovering from my sinus.
At around 5:00pm my daughter said lets go out for Chinese.
I said if you go walking with me we can get some carry out.
So my daughter went for a walk with me.

While we were walking in the distance I saw a guy hitting or hugging his girlfriend as we got closer I saw it was hitting. I am glad he walked away or I would have ran him over with my truck. He is lucky. My daughter thought he was lucky too. She knows I am a woman of my word. I drove to the young girl see was OK and she did not want to call the police. She drove away before 2 police cars arrived. I guess I was not the only one concerned for her safety.

So my daughter and I got Chinese we got 2 carry outs. Came home and my husband and son helped us eat them.
It is still early so I rode my bike for 20 mins while I was watching TV.
I know this sounds like a boring day but it is my life.

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STARKCOUNTYGAL 11/21/2010 9:16PM

    Well, this does not sound boring to me at all. And chinese food is my favorite! We have a buffet here in the area where we live,and I am trying to stay away from it. I always over eat,and gain with all the sugar/salt. Take out would be a better choice. I hate the violence against women,children too.Seems our world has a lot of it.

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MARLIZG 11/21/2010 12:53PM

    Boring?? R U KIDDING--action, adventure, exercise, eating what someone else prepared--I love it & it's so not boring

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MNNSAIDE 11/21/2010 11:23AM

    Almost sounds like that new 20/20 Realty show to see if people would stop and say something!

Proud that you did!

Your day was a lot more exciting then mine - no exercise yesterday

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DIDMIS 11/20/2010 10:31PM

    I'm sorry about the violence in the world today but Becky come on girl, running him over with your truck and probably hitting the girl also would have landed you in jail and you would have been calling me crying. I can't really see you crying though. I am the cry baby.

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I lost Thanks to SparkPeople

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I belong to an off line support group TOPS. Take off pound sensibly. I have been going to the group for about 15 years. I have lost weight and gained weight and my support group is always there to cheer me on and cry with me when I fall.

Due to work I have not been able to go for about 3 months. Tonight was my first night back. I was nervous that I had gained. Every scale is different and I knew that because mine said I lost did not mean another scale would say the same. I was glad to see my sparkfriend Irene there to greet me. I say many new faces and some old friends. I was nervous as I stepped on the scale.

I wish I will I wish tonight I hope I lost with all my might.
I have not always ate sensibly. I have not always wrote in my journal. I have ate some ice cream, pizza, and cookies. Oh not did I gain.

I am proud to say I lost 2.5lbs.

Some may think big deal but it is a big deal to me. I thought I needed the weekly motivation and accountability to stay on track. In the past I would cheat and think to myself I will walk extra the next day. Or who cares nobody saw me eat that ice cream. I do not have a weigh in who cares what I weigh.

My Spark community has helped so much keeping me focused and on track.
I have been encouraged to run in 5k races. Something I never would have done with out the support of my Spark Friends. I am not bored at night and thinking about eating because I am so busy reading and writing to my spark teams. I am reminded daily to stay on track, to try harder, to be honest with myself, to love myself, and to exercise.

In the past I would have gained weight especially with the stress of work, emotional eating and just plan not caring.

I am happy to have lost. I still have a ways to go on my weight loss journey but with the help of my online and offline friends I have the support I need.

Thank you SparkPeople you have kept me focused.

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GETDONE 11/20/2010 7:54PM


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LKWQUILTER 11/19/2010 9:18PM

    You have certainly done GREAT!! SP is a great addition to TOPS or viceversa (sp?).

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TXDREAMSPINNER 11/19/2010 1:56PM

    That is great! I am glad you are doing so well. Spark has made all of the difference for me as well. I know I couldn't be where i am right now without everyone here. Are we still looking at a race in December? I'm really looking forward to doing another one.

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/19/2010 4:12AM

    WAY TO GO ! I AM PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!


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FERRETLOVER1 11/18/2010 10:16PM

    Woo-hoo! I, too, am a TOPS member. In fact, I am a KOPS for 5 years now. Plus a century club member as well. Your blog brought me so many memories. I remember that fear of facing the scale. But you faced it AND YOU WON!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

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BIGMAMAT 11/18/2010 9:43PM

    Every pound lost is a victory! Awesome for you! hugs. Tricia emoticon

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MOM4407 11/18/2010 9:28PM

    Looking good. I am glad Barb was there to weigh us in. She really tries.

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DIDMIS 11/18/2010 8:36PM

    I am glad you lost also Becky. You lost 2 1/2 pounds, I lost 1 1/2 pounds instead of the half pound since the weight recorder didn't do the arthimetic right.
Let's keep up the good work.
Love ya gal.

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Slow but Steady

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Finished my 2nd 5k. A cold front had just come in so the temp. was in the 60's. The wind was from the north and about 20-30 miles. Usually it is in the 80's what a difference. The race was for diabetes and I was support motivated to run in this race. My mother has diabetes and my late mother-in-law had the disease. I was glad to come in 2 mins. faster than the last race. I was so proud of myself. I need to remember I am important and I need to be strong for myself.

As a treat for myself I got some new shoes. The others were making my heels hurt. I had gotten a pair for overponers but I really do not think I have the problem. Eventhough I have been wearing them for about 5 months since I have been jogging they have started to hurt.

I went looking at several stores before I could find a pair I liked. I stayed with NB because they have the wide size. Most stores do not have wide shoes so easy to shop. I just ask show me a running shoe size 8 wide. No shoes, 1 pair and if I am lucky 2 pair to try on. Finally I found a pair. I just finished reading an article about running socks. I don't think I have a problem now but if I do 1/2 marathon I will look into it.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

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MAYBER 11/16/2010 6:07PM

    congrats on your 2nd 5K and glad to see you give yourself a reward altho it seems you really did need the new shoes best wishes as you continue you training for marathons one at a time
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BIGMAMAT 11/14/2010 8:51AM

    congratulations on your 2nd race! emoticon emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 11/14/2010 7:55AM

    It's so hard to find shoes that really fit you right. Glad you were successful in finding them!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 11/13/2010 10:36PM

    Good job!
Were there any walkers?
I was just too tired and achy bones to call yesterday

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MOM4407 11/13/2010 10:15PM

    Irene you are so right I did read about the socks and how they make the shoes tighter. I am now going to start thinking about the socks I wear as well as the bra. As for running when it is cold. No it is not easier for me. My chest hurt to breath for awhile. I guess I am used to the warm weather.

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DIDMIS 11/13/2010 9:52PM

    Becky did you notice on the socks that they are cushioned so they might make your shoes too tight. I am sure you read it all though.
On your run. It is easier to run when it is cold I imagine.
I didn't even get out of the house today. Too weak and other complications.

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MOM4407 11/13/2010 9:30PM

    thanks slow and steady I finished.

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LBEEKMA 11/13/2010 8:54PM

    Woohoo on the 5K...that's my goal.

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