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On My Way

Friday, March 20, 2009

Today was our first day of travel on our way to NY. We are in Columbia SC.
I am going to continue with my exercise and walking regime while we are away and eat the way I should. We will be gone for 1 month and I want to come back lighter and fitter.

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SPARKLESSENCE 3/20/2009 11:28PM

    Oh, how enjoyable that must be, Peggy - meandering your way up to NY! Keep us posted on your whereabouts, won't you? I really admire you for keeping up your fitness regime while you're gone; it would be so easy to dispense with it. But I think good health habits are something you've really fostered, and I admire you for it! Enjoy your travels, Sara emoticon

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BERNADETTEA36 3/20/2009 10:24PM

    Have a safe trip up and I am sure you will do well. The weather is still cold but it is going to get better, keeping fingers crossed, I'm tired of the cold. Take care and remember to stretch your legs.


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One Week

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I weighed in at 168.8 today - 1 pound from last week. I am finally below 169 and I promise to do my best this week to keep the downward trend.
We are leaving on Friday for a three day drive to NY but I am still going to get some steps in and do my strength exercises.
I will keep going down.

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SPARKLESSENCE 3/18/2009 8:03PM

    Congratulations on losing yet another pound, Peggy! I hope you have a very enjoyable trip to NY this Friday. What a great time to go there, with spring in full bloom! Good time for lots of lovely walks up there, too. - Sara emoticon

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Maybe I really am getting crazy about walking

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I went to a Princess House party at my girlfriends today and I saw that she had a treadmill. I walked on it for a while before the party started and that also kept me away from the food. I made my 10,000 steps again today and I usually take the weekends off from walking.

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SPARKLESSENCE 2/22/2009 11:46AM

    emoticon Peggy!!! 10,000!!

I just love that you cleverly came up with a way to avoid that food AND exercise at - of all things! - a Princess House party! We don't usually associate them with weight loss, after all. I love this quest of yours to fit more steps into your day - emoticon Your fan, Sara emoticon

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CHGEMYSZE4LYFE 2/21/2009 7:29PM

    Hey way to go! I wear my pedometer everyday. I don't like leaving home without it. I try to get 10,000 or more steps a day also. It pays off.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Today I decided to make stepping goals for myself. I want to have 5000 steps in by lunch time.
After I have been sitting for a while I am getting up and walking around the house. I even went outside and walked around the cul de sac.
I want to have 8000 steps by dinnertime and then I will get the other 2000 in after dinner.
So now I have a plan.

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SPARKLESSENCE 2/20/2009 5:41PM

    Hi there, Peggy! Thanks so much for sharing your logging/tracking techniques with me...and I do that with tasting, too, especially if it's something that normally wouldn't be part of my program - something a little too sweet or rich :) I love your idea of setting up stepping goals for yourself! It's so much easier to achieve it by taking it in small "bites" at a time, don't you think? You're doing great!! - Sara emoticon

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

I don't know what is wrong with me. If I am challenged to do something here than I have to do it.
The arthritis in my left foot has been bothering me since last Friday and yet I keep walking the 10,000 steps of the challenge.
It was starting to get a little better today and I was helping an older friend take down her Christmas decorations above her kitchen cabinets. I was walking across the countertops and I had forgotten that the counter dropped down about 6 inchs to form her desk and I stomped down on my left foot.
Now it is really bothering me enough to call my doctor who told me to double my medicine. and yet I continued to walk around and around the house until I was up to 10,054 steps.
At least we get one day off on the weekend.


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