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walking goal for 2013

Monday, September 09, 2013

I have finally decided on a goal for my walking for this year. My goal is to walk 1300 miles by December 31. I was originally going to try for 1100, but since I am already at 927 miles for the year, that would be too easy!!!

Since I am setting an exercise goal, I will set a weight loss goal as well. I really need to focus on this part because this is what is hardest for me. So, my goal is to lose 26 lbs by Christmas. That will put me near my lowest weight since 2008, I can do this for me! I will do this for me!!

  
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NYARAMULA 9/10/2013 2:00AM

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PATIENTSAM 9/9/2013 3:24PM

    Thanks Pat! No I do not have a fitbit. I was considering getting one, but my husband got me an ipod for Christmas, so I use that with a Nike sensor. In 2011, friend of mine figured out that I had walked to China. Last year, I was hoping to be out of China, but I was still there! China is BIG! Anyway, I am not sure exactly where I am at now, but I am sure I can be out of China by the end of the year! That virtual walking sounds fun!

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PATIENTSAM 9/9/2013 3:17PM

    Thanks Carol!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 9/9/2013 3:17PM

    Do you use a FitBit? I got one in June and have been walking the AT virtually on the FitBit website. It has been alot of fun and I've made many new friends there too.
Anyway, those are great goals! And probably very doable too. Good luck.
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goal reached

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Today as I was out for my morning walk, I got to calculating in my head how many miles I had walked this week. I finally figured out that I had to be at or close to 40 miles. Woohoo! So I came home and added my walk to my fitness tracker. I was at 38.57 for the week. I knew since I was that close, I had to go for the 40 miles and that is just what I did!

  
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CAT-IN-CJ 9/8/2013 11:31PM

    Way to go!!!!

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PATIENTSAM 9/8/2013 2:46PM

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PATIENTSAM 9/7/2013 10:48PM

    emoticon to you two also!

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CATTUTT 9/7/2013 10:32PM

    Holy moly congratulations on 40 miles!!

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STEVEN_D 9/7/2013 9:39PM

    Wow, that's a ton of miles!

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SALAMBANDER2 9/7/2013 9:02PM

  Well done!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 9/7/2013 8:57PM

    Good job at getting the mileage in!! Congrats!!

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Off to a good start to what I hope will be a good day

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

It is going to be a good day, I can just tell! First of all, my knee is feeling so much better. I was able to walk briskly again today and that motivated me to walk longer. Also, since I had the time and the desire to walk the entire golf course for a long time now, today I was able to accomplish that without getting hit by any balls! The course had several golfers on it, but I managed to work my way around them.
Also, today is daycare day again! so I am going to get my sewing machine out and work on making a quilt! Yippee! It has been too long since I have been able to do that...over a month!

So maybe since I am so pumped, it will encourage me to make wise food choices today too.
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POUTINGPEGGY 9/5/2013 5:18AM

    I have a picture of you in my head dodging those golf balls. Glad your knee is feeling better. Enjoy your quilting. Your quilts are works of art. I used to work in a day centre.

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KIPPER_KID 9/4/2013 1:12PM

    Hope you have a great day on your quilt!

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AGGHHHH!

Friday, August 30, 2013

My m-i-l is driving me CRAZZZZZYYYYYYY!!!!!!! Last night, I had just fallen asleep. when I heard a cabinet door banging. Then "I want \water!!" By the time I got to her, she had forgotten about the water and was looking for her purse. Mind you, it is now 10:45 p.m. and I would much rather be in bed!! After half an hour of getting her settled in bed. sleep was not for me.

But a new day...yes the frustrations of my m-i-l are still here and not going anywhere. I am trying so hard to learn how to deal with her. So the reason for my blog today. I have not been making the best choices lately because of my frustrations with her. I am proud of myself for the choices I have made today. First, I walked for 80 minutes. Yes, a good reprieve for me to be out of the house! My second good choice was breakfast. I really wanted a bowl (or two) of Reeses Puffs, but opted for a bowl of all-bran with some raisins instead. I know my body will thank me for it! On to more good choices!!! I must learn to take this one day, one moment at a time and not let my m-i-l drive me to eat.

Did I mention she has dementia, can't see well and can't hear with a darn?
I know this is not exactly the stuff to put in a sp blog, but I needed a place to vent! I apologize !

  
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POUTINGPEGGY 9/4/2013 1:42PM

    My husband has memory loss too, and he is up all night sometimes. Drives me mad! But he's ok. Don't worry about putting it in a blog, that's what SP is for. Keep making those choices and hope your knee gets better soon. emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 8/30/2013 6:50PM

    Sorry but she is blessed to have you help her. emoticon

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bad knee

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

5 years ago, I had surgery on my knee to remove a small bone fragment. It hurt like crazy before I had it done and even after. Through it all, I never gave up on my walking.
This last month, my knee has been acting up again. I have recently moved, so I do not have a doctor. I am hoping this will just subside on its own. Last week, stairs were hard for me, especially going down. My bike seemed almost impossible at first, but I was determined to ride it. Sure, I only did 3 miles in 15 minutes, but I rode anyway. My walking pace has slowed some, but I will not give up on my walking.
Now if only I was so determined as far as my eating goes, I would be all set!

  
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PATIENTSAM 8/27/2013 12:36PM

    Funny thing, walking seems to help it! If I sit or just stand in place, it hurts more. Putting it up in my recliner is nice though

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PBROWN5110 8/27/2013 11:18AM

  I've had knee problems so I know it hurts. Can you do water running or an arm cycle to give your knee a break? Good luck! emoticon

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