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Walk challenge for today

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Yesterday I did .50 mile, not much but at least it was something. Today was 1.18 in 30 minutes, took too long to suit me but I'll get better.

I was watching tv while walking and it was so sad. The Showtime or HBO tv series called The Big C, about a lady who has stage 4 melanoma cancer. The episodes I watched today must be the Series finale because she died. I cried because a few scenes reminded me of my dad who passed away only 4 months ago.

Yesterday I made some frozen watermelon yogurt. Cut up watermelon, put it in the blender with 1 tsp sugar, added REAL yogurt (not the sugar hyped so called "yogurt" that is in the USA) and just pureed it up. That all and it was good! I may have to make some more.

  
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FLUTTERBY4JC 9/4/2013 3:51PM

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Keep up the good work!

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GAYLLYNNE 9/4/2013 6:59AM

    Great idea with the watermelon. I have to try it. You are doing great!

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GRAMMYEAC 9/4/2013 5:49AM

    Congratulations on getting back to walking! Great 2 day progress! Remember, don't push tooo hard at first so you can maintain the slow and steady progress.

Watermelon yogurt sounds yummy, Robin!

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MJ7DM33 9/3/2013 10:27PM

  WTG! Thx for sharing!

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68ANNE 9/3/2013 7:15PM

    Is it anything like greek yogurt

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68ANNE 9/3/2013 7:15PM

    Is it anything like greek yogurt

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JSTETSER 9/3/2013 5:53PM

    Wow! Watermelon yogurt! I love it.

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NBARNES 9/3/2013 5:51PM

    Hmmm, the watermelon yogurt sounds interesting, might have to try it - thanks for the recipe.


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Couldn't walk today (SAT)

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Power was off from 3AM Saturday morning until 10:45PM Sat evening. It was 110F outside and 80F in the house, I am not allowed to drive in this country so I couldn't go anywhere to a mall to walk and my husband is away on business. I did walk a bit looking for candles and when the power came back on putting things away and cleaning up. Hopefully the power will stay on and I can walk tomorrow.

  
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EBPOOKIE 9/2/2013 12:19AM

    Such a backward butt country - are all women not allowed to drive. I couldn't do it Robin my indy is too important i would hate that. I guess i'm much of liberal gal. Hoping things get better and power stays on and you can go for some walks; if not you can do exercises inside and use the conversion chart on the main thread it's is on the very first post!

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68ANNE 9/2/2013 12:06AM

    Yucky, totally

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NBARNES 9/1/2013 6:29PM

    Well that stinks. Hopefully things are better today. emoticon

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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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BRENDAGAIL9 9/1/2013 9:57AM

    OK,

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

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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?

Hugs
Danlin

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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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