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Runkeeper Ap.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

If you don't have it, I would suggest downloading it. It keeps track via GPS the distance you go, the current pace you are running, and the average pace you have ran. It has different works out if you want that too, but I like to use it to watch my pace. I have learned that your pace can fluctuate WILDLY if you are not paying attention. The app. is beneficial to me by keeping me challenged and my heart rate pumping.

The fiance and I just got back from a jog around the block. I love all the leaves in Michigan during fall. It is so beautiful. The weather is absolutely perfect to be outdoors. I'm not sure about the whole "runners high" thing people talk about, I am positive I haven't experienced that yet...but I definitely feel some good endorphins pumping around my body.

Oh and good news: When I stepped on the scale today I was 2lbs down from my last weigh in! emoticon emoticon

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CANDOK1260 9/30/2012 10:23AM

    emoticon ON THE WEIGHT LOSS

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DEBBIEDAY 9/29/2012 6:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Cats RULE!!!! emoticon

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I Love to Run in the Fall

Friday, September 28, 2012

The beginning of the week started out rough. The migraine put me behind my goals. I am trying to work walks into my daily routine and I didn't get to do those. I worked out once earlier in the week for a 30 minute one which I believe is a positive.

I noticed that after walking every day last week, I felt tired and weak this week without it. The migraine didn't help.

I had one HORRIBLE eating day this week, but all the other days I ended at the low end of my caloric range which I am proud of. In the past I would've just kept eating the rest of the week and let my one "bad" day become a "bad" week.

And to top it all off, I just went for an awesome run with my fiance!! emoticon I have discovered that I actually like...maybe even LOVE to run outside in the FALL!!! emoticon

I feel happy about where I am at, despite the bumps.

I also learned something today from a challenge issued from one of the groups I joined here: Work is my eating obstacle course. I can't get out of doing it, but I will have to carefully plan on maneuvering around it each and every day. With hard work each day, maybe it will become easy?? emoticon At least I hope so. If not, I will keep working at it.

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CANDOK1260 9/29/2012 8:41AM

    i am happy you enjoying runnin in the fal for me i used my tredmill for now.

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MNJONES2 9/28/2012 9:09PM

    You have a wonderful attitude and success is on the way!!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Well apparently my sinus trouble is actually a migraine. Or at least that's the new flavor of the week diagnosis.

Any ways, got an injection of immitrex and my head doesn't feel like it is going to explode.

Now I can just barely keep my eyes open.

I am feeling somewhat depressed because this will be day two of no exercise.

Also, today was work potluck day (worst of all: italian food) and I ate an ENORMOUS amount of food. So much so, I stopped bothering to track it because it was that ridiculous. I've gotta come up with a better plan on potluck days (luckily they aren't THAT often).

I'm going to keep trying, but I feel like a definite failure right now. emoticon

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UMBILICAL 9/26/2012 9:24PM

  Migraines are a PAIN

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Sinus Trouble

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

All my life I've had bad allergies.

I think I'm at the point where I need to get an x-ray of my sinus cavities. I constantly have sinus headaches, and its getting more frequent . And most days they are untouchable.

Last year I was falling downstairs...I went to an allergist and got different medication.

This year I'm taking all the medication, PLUS taking a lot of ibuprofen when my headaches flare up...and now the meds aren't even touching the pain.

As I sit here, I am contemplating a jack hammer to the face (I'm joking) because it would probably distract me from the pain.

My nose is running but the pressure isn't being relieved.

Its hard to motivate myself to get on the treadmill when all I want to do is throw up. emoticon


Time to Get Down & Dirty

Monday, September 24, 2012

I stepped on the scale today and found out I only lost .5lbs this week. I was shooting for at least 1lb. I was disappointed at first. I felt that the number on the scale should reflect a higher loss.

Then I got myself together and decided to be real with myself and reflect upon last week:
1) I was either in the upper range of my calorie goal or over all last week.
2) I went for a walk every day.

In conclusion: Although I was successful in achieving having physical activity incorporated into my daily routine...I have room to improve when it comes to the eating department.

Any ways, I decided to shake off my disappointment and spend today focused on my goals. I made some sparkpeople receipes, enrolled in the sparkcoach program, and now I am blogging my little heart though.

I consider myself succesful already. Now its just time to work on the numbers....


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SPARKLENICOLE 9/24/2012 10:16PM

    Tracking everything on Spark People helps raise awareness of what I'm really putting in my mouth or how much I'm exercising. Good luck reaching your goals!

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JUMPINJULIE 9/24/2012 10:05PM

    You can do it no reason to worry.

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NAOLEE 9/24/2012 9:43PM

    Always think positive and that is great. Don't worry about half pound. We, the women have some days that gain weight. Maybe the next week you'll lose 3 pounds or more. Be faithful on what you are doing to lose weight. Remember you can gain weight from muscles, too. Have a great evening.

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