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Volksmarch 2010

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Well this will be quick but I just want to let everyone know! I did it I finished the 10k volksmarch up Crazy horse and saw a spectacular view. I'm very very proud of this accomplishment. It's not easy its very inclined and difficult. Once you push yourself which I had to keep doing to continue it is well worth it once you make it!!

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ANNASPARKY 6/7/2010 1:11AM

    Great! That is so impressive! emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/6/2010 8:09PM

    Holy smokes. That is amazing amazing awesomesauce. Proud of ya.

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CANDY58 6/6/2010 2:53PM

    Way to go girl, I too am proud of you- wish I could have been there to see the view. emoticon emoticon

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ALLIEINSHAPE 6/6/2010 10:34AM

    Fantastic accomplishment! Your reward was the beautiful view and knowledge you had the strength to do it!!

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KDONOVAN70 6/5/2010 11:04PM

    Congrats on finishing it. You go girl!

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South Dakota

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Well I'm off to So. Dakota for a small trip I can't say vacation because it doesn't sound to relaxing but it will still be fun. On Saturday we have a 10K walk up Crazy horse planned and we will see all the touristy sites of Rushmore, Devils Tower etc..

In other words probably no update until Sunday night or Monday on here.

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CAROL3SAN 6/3/2010 7:49AM

    Enjoy your time away.
Many blessings. emoticon

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BAYSIDE07 6/3/2010 6:51AM

  I visited SD last year and I thought it was fantastic. I suggest a day in Deadwood too.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June 1st, and I'm scared for the first time to see what my monthly results are. The month of May hit me hard, between depression, and injury I fear I gained all my weight and fat back. I just want to say hell with it, and go back to eating the way I use to and not worry about being unhealthy. I don't even know what makes me more happy or not. I know eating doesn't make me happy, sleeping, or doing nothing, all that doesn't make me happy. Exercise was making me happy, but I lost my motivation and excitement and now just want to say bring it on, I want that fatty food, you know that food that if I eat it now makes me feel ill. UGH Should I just say screw June's measurements or just bite the bullet.

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/2/2010 2:12PM

    Just regroup and remember that you are worthy of the gift of complete health and you should start over.

You are can do this. You are strong and powerful - now use those gifts to your advantage.

Hang in there, gorgeous. Stay strong. XO

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ORANGEAID2 6/1/2010 5:51PM

    No no! Never say screw it all for real!! Maybe a day here or there or even a weekend but think about how awful you'd feel about giving up. You'd feel a heavy burden on you and a sense of failure because you quit when things got to be too much. Even if you have a huge set back, think not about the ramifications such as weight gain, low exercise minutes, etc, but think about what you learned from it. Every day is a learning experience. You can choose to say "oh well, I ate because I was sad" or you can chose to say "I learned that when I am sad, I eat. What can I change about that?"

Depression runs HUGE in my family (gr.-gr.-grandmother committed suicide, gr.-grandmother institutionalized on and off, grandmother on all sorts of drugs) so I know it's there and I do all I can to avoid falling into its pit. One big way I overcome a potentially bad day is get myself outside, if I stay in then I'll be down in the dumps. It took me a long time to learn what worked for me and now it's your turn to help yourself!


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CANDY58 6/1/2010 5:33PM

    I was scared myself but I did step on the scale and entered my new weight and I was up but not that bad. Yesterday I picked up my Spark book and I am starting from the very beginning. When I started 6 months ago I stuck to it and lost weight, got in my exercise. Start over, don't throw in the towel. emoticon emoticon

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MKBOELE 6/1/2010 4:23PM

    TOM plays a big part - it can't be dis-credited. May was not kind to me this year either but I'm sticking with it - just told my hubby I'm gonna try hard ot be good after a bad 4 days (eating wise). Gonna see if I can't get down to the healthy BMI range before I leave for Disneyland in 2 weeks. But TOM for me is this week too so who knows what will happen. Keep at it - you can do it!

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PHANTOMSMASK171 6/1/2010 2:30PM

    I bit the bullet.. Fat returned where it shouldn't be, some stayed the same and some shifted down. Fat might have won this battle but I will win the war. I hope.

It's TTOM so maybe some of this is water weight? Can one hope? I'll retake measurements when I return from South Dakota next week

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SORGIN 6/1/2010 2:19PM

    Do it! You need to know where you are in order to figure out where to go. I've been at this for two years, still have a ways to go but I am learning the secret is to keep trying. Fall down nine times, get up 10. I haven't figured it all out yet, have the willpower of a knat but every day is a new day. That's my saving grace. So get on the scale, don't beat yourself up. It is what it is and since it's most likely only a few lbs. at most, it is something you can deal with. One month with no check in might lead to two, then three then off the deep end. Nip it in the bud and know that everybody has peaks and valleys. The trick is to keep plodding along and giving it your best even when you feel your worst. YOU CAN DO IT! You are way tougher than that fatty food!

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PHANTOMSMASK171 6/1/2010 1:59PM

    @kdonovan - yeah but 4 lbs is good actually I've only lost like 3 gained 2 for May. I know I know I should

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KDONOVAN70 6/1/2010 1:57PM

    If you bite the bullet I will bight the bullet. I haven't measured yet either. I only lost 4 lbs this month.

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MATILDA444 6/1/2010 1:49PM

    Bite the bullet! I think you'll be glad you did.

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Money doesn't grow on trees!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Say what? It doesn't? I remember fondly how my parents would tell us that, when me and my brother wanted something that wasn't a necessity. I'm living by those standards now. So, in an effort to lower bills I used bill shrink for my mobile phone, and lowered my plan, It might not be a great amount but that amount is now able to be filtered into a different bill. So, that is one bill I shrunk.

What is another bill that can be lowered? Hmm, I got to thinking. I have no utilities, my netflix is on a temporary hold so that isn't a monthly bill I have to deal with at the moment. I miss my netflix though. My Tivo is paid through to October. I don't have a car payment and I am working on my medical bills with the Dr.'s office. Oh yeah you live in Minnesota, and if you have a car, you have to have Auto Insurance. So, I did a lower my bills and found out that by switching today I can save on my auto insurance. No it's not Geico, or Progressive. I found out that St. Farm had the cheapest bang for my buck. I also found out, that my previous auto insurance tacked on something that I didn't need and I never caught it because the codes are confusing and nothing was straight forward. Plus when I did notice, they said it would be removed but again never was. Which meant a nice insured driver could have hit me and I could be with a new car.

I have no accidents, or anything on my record now and a bad car. So, either way I met with an agent today and with the exact same coverage I was getting with AAA auto insurance, I would save 30-35 bucks a month, or I could go with what I thought I was getting and than some, and I can save over 40 bucks a month. Gee, I wonder who I decided to go with. So that is a lot of money I will end up saving, and I get for an extra dollar, towing, and other type of roadside assistance, instead of paying 50 a year, and I have to wait and use who they send out. I can use who I can get and it's covered. So, when they say St. Farm is there I think they mean it.

It's smart to use though sites, and compare your bills and see if they can be lowered. I bet one or more bills could be lowered and every cent counts. Because Money doesn't grow on tree's. So Shop around

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/26/2010 4:41PM

    Go gorgeous. That is just smart thinking and budgeting.

I am on the same wavelength - no cell or cable - because I don't want to pay for them. Divas are not only gorgeous - but we can be great planners too.

Rock this,diva. Woot!

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ANNASPARKY 5/25/2010 12:46AM

    Good for you! That's great advice and I appreciate the reminder! emoticon

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WYOWILDDEE 5/24/2010 3:58PM

    It would sure be nice if it did! LOL Very good pointers there. I have been putting off shopping my insurance around but I know I need to. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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Back to exercising.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Today, I did a 15 minute video from spark people for a full body strengthening with the stability ball. I choose to do it because it would be simple with my ankle and not put a lot of stress on it. Where if I did some cardio it would hurt moving my foot and landing it over and over again, considering where the injury is. I'm sure by now I won't be tearing stitches but I'm paranoid I will. Even sleeping makes me concerned I'm going to rip them out. They can come out on Friday.

It felt great to do a little exercising today. Plus the stability ball is fun. It is so easy for me to do push up's when I use the ball I wish that was the standard way of doing push ups.


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ANNASPARKY 5/23/2010 11:02PM

    I love those videos!

Good for you keeping up the activity! emoticon

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