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100 mile challenge

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I am doing the Biggest Loser Fall Challenge again and this time we are doing a 100 mile walk challenge. Would YOU like to join me? I can't promise I will walk the 1.4 miles every day but I will make a damn good attempt to!

Week 1 Pre-challenge ITC walk 100 miles will end Week 8

Walk 100 miles(not at one time) during the challenge

Start this one Pre Challenge Week 1 make a plan to Walk 100 miles for the Fall challenge. Leaders set up a thread where your members can log their miles for 10 weeks (ending Week 8) as they complete them . Some may have Fitbit or pedometers that log them and save their numbers for the 10 weeks of the Fall challenge. But many others don't so let make it easy.

I did the math...don't groan...it will be 1.4 miles a day. Do what you can some will have a hard time completing this and others will surpass this numbers. Keep going if you reach 100 miles before the 10 weeks are over. Lets just try it and see how close we can get or how much we can beat it by. You don't have to limit your self to 1.4 miles a day and no problem if you cant walk that far ...just do what you can.

Week 8 total your miles and see how close you came. Remember this one starts pre-challenge week 1. It will be 10 weeks by week 8.

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HOLISTIC5 9/3/2013 6:26PM

    Walking 100 miles right along with you !!! emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 9/3/2013 11:01AM

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BRENDAGAIL9 9/1/2013 9:57AM


I'm joining the challenge. I have a fitbit and get a weekly report and so far I am only doing 8 miles a week and I do need to do more walking. I have just been lazy. Thanks for the invite.

Brenda in Chehalis,WA

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BLUESKY_321 9/1/2013 8:23AM


Have Fun!!!!!

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JSTETSER 9/1/2013 6:36AM

    I am joining the challenge!

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EBPOOKIE 9/1/2013 12:22AM

    You can do it!! emoticon

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LILRUNNERGIRL 8/31/2013 4:31PM

    We can do this together! Way to go. emoticon emoticon

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SUZYMOBILE 8/31/2013 4:07PM

    emoticon You can do this! It's only the beginning, too!

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What day is it?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I'm still all mixed up as to what day it is. When I was HOME in the USA, Saudi Arabia changed their weekend days to be more in line with the rest of the Middle East countries. The weekends here used to be Thursday and Friday-Thursday being like your Saturday and Friday being the holy day, now the weekends are Friday and Saturday-with Friday being the holy day and Saturday being, well, Saturday. Our TGIF used to be Wednesday, now it's Thursday and I am so confused still.
I try to grab the wrong side of the refrigerator door to open it, I try to grab the flush handle on the side of the toilet tank when here the flusher is a pull up knob on the top of the tank, here I have a dish washer that, well leaks now, it's still over 100 every day.

My husband who used to be a devout cat hater has decided he wants to take care of a kitten that was born a couple of days before I left in March, now we need to figure out a name for her and get her spayed. soon. And he wants to get the Mama cat spayed too so she stops having kittens.

On the upside, we're not running two households now, I'm not putting gas in my car twice a week, we're not buying groceries for 2 households, we're not running all the electricity in our NH house, I can get back into my cross stitching and I can get back on track with food and exercise because there isn't much else to do here. There are no tasty sweets here like at home, no pork, no alcohol, no bacon, no sausage.

Hopefully Sunday (or whatever day it is) I can start all over and get back on track, plus DH has to go on a business trip for a few days.

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DANLIN60 8/29/2013 10:42AM

    I guess I have missed something but why are you in Saudi Arabia and not here in good old USA?


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NORASPAT 8/29/2013 6:43AM

    I guess you can safely say you are now "ALL MIXED UP" I hope you like cats I used to but after our son,s experience I am off them. I hope you will have it as an indoor cat. It is always safer that way for cat and owners
I hope you wii be adjusted very soon. I am Sparking in the dark and I hope all is better over there. Hugs and missing you. so hopefully we can keep in touch this way. HEEP ON TRACKING, HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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68ANNE 8/28/2013 7:39PM

    so many pluses but so many cons. Good for you and kitty

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NBARNES 8/28/2013 6:06PM

    Aw, glad you're taking care of the emoticon emoticon , what a lovely, responsible DH you have.

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Back overseas

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I'm back in hell, emoticon hate it but it's better than running two households all year. Fighting jet lag big time but it's only been a couple days. Will update later

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GAYLLYNNE 8/29/2013 9:17AM

    Good luck and feel better! Remember to hydrate, it helps with jet lag!

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68ANNE 8/26/2013 6:36PM

    I know you do what you have to but I hope you return soon

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BLUESKY_321 8/25/2013 8:03PM

    So glad you made the most of your time in NH. I hope that those memories will get you through til you are back again!

In the meantime, I promise to complain loudly and often about the terrible winter weather just to make you feel glad to be missing it emoticon

(although I, like you I suspect, enjoy winter in NH just as much as any other season).

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JTREMBATH 8/25/2013 3:10PM

    Hope you enjoyed your trip oversees trip.

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NORASPAT 8/25/2013 2:44PM

    I am happy for your safe journey but not happy you are not happy to be there.
I hope you can get from under the lag and back to your beautiful cross stitch. HUGS and much love emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon . Take care and PLEASE stay in touch Pat in Augusta Maine.

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My Bike Week Tattoo

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I just realized I never shared a picture of my Tattoo I got during Bike Week in Laconia NH. It is in memory of my Daddy. And it passed my mother's approval.

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RWETHAIRYET 8/19/2013 8:38AM

    Robin, I love it. Just perfect!

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SUZYMOBILE 8/17/2013 10:52AM

    Wonderful ink, robin! Sherri will appreciate it.

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BRENJET 8/14/2013 8:19PM

    From one Daddy's girl to another...it's beautiful!!!!
Thanks for showing us.


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GRAMMYEAC 8/14/2013 7:33PM

    Yes, you are brave, Robin!

And you are very respectful!


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EBPOOKIE 8/14/2013 12:49PM

    Very nice - you are brave!! I want a dragonfly but haven't quite gone there yet.

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On the downside to vacation

Monday, August 12, 2013

What happened to April, May, June & July? It always seems time goes by so fast when I'm home on vacation but drags on when I go back to Saudi. I'm only home here in the USA for another week then back to hell until the end of May.

My family was here in New Hampshire, we had a fun week of shopping and doing touristy things then we took them back home.

Had my last Dr. appointment today, weight was DOWN!!! I'm so very excited over that. My blood test report was good as well so I can stop a couple of medications. A1C was down a couple of points but not all that great but I will continue to work on that since I can't get sweets and good stuff over in hell.

Had a so so vacation since March, got to see snow, sub-zero temps that I don't normally see, got to watch my Grandson play baseball, got to see a great Friend in Maine (Hi Pat) and see wonderful sights with her and hopefully can do that next summer too. Visited my family a lot, got stuck in a flash flood, buried my daddy. Trying to hold back the tears still, hurts to say good bye to my family and home but it's still cheaper and easier than trying to run two full households year round.

Gotta get my car inspected and registered so it will be ready for me in May.
So that's my notes for now.

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SUZYMOBILE 8/17/2013 10:54AM

    I wish you didn't have to go back but understand. I guess it must make the time you're here bittersweet.

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REBECCAMA 8/14/2013 11:36AM

  Congrats to the scale victory!

Sorry you had to bury your daddy. :-(

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LEANJEAN6 8/14/2013 6:30AM

    so happy for you that yer weight is DOWN--You must've worked at that!!! Good for yu!-Lynda emoticon

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JSTETSER 8/14/2013 6:26AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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68ANNE 8/13/2013 8:33PM

    And so time passes whether we wish it to or not. Enjoy the days!

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BLUESKY_321 8/13/2013 7:31AM

    It sounds as if you lived every day that you were here in the States to the fullest! Can't ask for more than that!

Going back with a good doctor's report must feel good - congrats on that front!

And I'll be sure to post some winter pics in the coming months to remind you how those sub zero temps feel! ha ha!!!!

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NBARNES 8/12/2013 6:40PM

    Good news on the emoticon is always worth sharing!


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