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I got a heart rate monitor!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

No new SparkPeople Day at a Glance Calendar entry for today
DH got me a heart rate monitor last night! I knew there was a reason I kept him around. He got me a Nike brand that does strap around my chest and I wear the watch monitor thing. My resting heart is rather high though, between 78-84. I did find out however that my morning walks do bring up the heart rate so they are doing something good.

I did walk again this morning, 46 minutes but only 2.32 miles. It was too hot again now that the morons have cut down 1/2 the trees on the compound so there is hardly any more shade on my walk.

More left over corned beef tonight, corned beef hash.

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RWETHAIRYET 3/23/2009 10:43AM

    mmmmm, I love corned beef hash!!! Wish I could get hubby to eat it! That's just a little to Irish for his Sicilian taste buds, lol.
How lucky to get the HRM. That's on my wish list....but so far still just wishing!

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CLADY326 3/23/2009 12:17AM

    emoticon for you!! I love my HRM and wouldn't trade in for anything except a newer model, LOL. I have a POLAR F6. I LUV IT!! It's very nice and wise investment for those of us who can't afford the gym. We can still have our walks and ST and have a pretty accurate accounting of calories burned.

I was given an used treadmill. It's about 15 yrs old and none of the computer tracking things work on it. But it "treads", which is the most important thing. I also, just picked up an old exercise bike for $5 that is so old that it doesn't have a computer on it. The tension, the odometer and the cycling parts all work. My equipment may be old and used, but it sure does what it was intended to do, burn calories. And that's where my HRM comes in very handy.

I know that my HRM is the one of the wisest purchases I have made and I recommend it to anyone who can afford or even save for one.

KUDOS, to your DH for complimenting and encouraging your efforts and buying your this new "toy", have fun with it!! Hugs, Anna

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HOPE2BE 3/22/2009 3:16PM

    Yum corned beef hash is a treat to me. That heart moniter must be a blessing to be able to tell if it goes up to where it should.

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Desk note for Saturday

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Today's SparkPeople Day at a Glance desk calendar entry is Basic Apple BAke:
Place 4 cored apples in a baking dish with 1/4 inch water. In the center of each, place 2 TBS brown sugar, 1 Ttsp margarine and 1/8 tsp cinnamon. Bake at 375F for 35 minutes. Serves 4 224 calories, 4 grams of fat.

I did a 2 1/2 mile walk in 52 minutes this morning in 84F heat. It's getting warmer earlier in the day now. Right now at 3PM it is 106F

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HOPE2BE 3/21/2009 9:40AM

    Love Baked apples with cinnamon and brown sugar. I can see why you walk early in the morning and sometimes not at all. Heat can get you weak.

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It's Spring

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring! At 2:55 PM it is 38.3C (101F for you Americans)

Today's SparkPeople Day at a Glance calendar page is:
Get outside and enjoy the first day of spring! For a fun activity that keeps you in shape, try hiking. Find a park or trail near you and take to the hills to torch calories, build enrurance, and strengthen your bones.
I would LOVE to do this in New Hampshire but the trails are filled with ticks, mites, mosquitoes, black flies and wild animal droppings.

I did eat the corned beef yesterday but it was on the dry side because I got a very lean piece of beef to start off with. I only had 3 ozs beef, 2 cups carrots, 1/2 cup potato, 1 cup cabbage, 2 cups tossed salad and 2 pieces of home made Irish Soda bread and water. It was good and we'll be eating leftovers for a few days.

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HOPE2BE 3/20/2009 8:06AM

    Yum Yum I could eat that too. Leftovers are good anyday.

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It's my weekend!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

This is my weekend. Today I am cooking the St. Patrick's Day meal so our friends can join us. Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, tossed salad and Irish Soda bread. I WILL portion my plate.

I have a wicked sinus/allergy thing going on today and I don't know why. The weather is no worse than usual, the trees are pretty much gone now. Maybe I stirred up to much dust yesterday when I cleaned.

Today's SparkPeople daily calendar entry:
Start a Journal. Use it to track your progress, record your successes and learn from your mistakes. When you have a bad day, use it to remember why you chose your goals and how far you've come to date.
I do keep a journal and record progress and slip ups.

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HOPE2BE 3/19/2009 7:57AM

    That's smart robin. I put on there I liked the blog. Wonder if stephanie or one of the others will read it. its good.

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Comment for today

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Today's Spark Calendar page says:
Plan something fun. Set aside time to participate in activities you enjoy on a regular basis. Plan a weekend trip, take a drawing class, or schedule a round of golf. Enjoy your life to the fullest!

Today I spent cleaning, an entire hour of vacuuming alone. I have to use a shop-vac because my regular vacuum cleaner doesn't work well. I have to get down on the floor and push the end of the vacuum over the dirt & stuff so I do it sort of aerobic style, so many pushes with the right arm, so many with the left arm, stand up, squat down and push again. An hour later the chocolate brown carpet was sort of clean. The white cat hair doesn't come up out of the brown carpet very easily. Then back and forth down the hall, up and down stairs.
Later I will dy my walking video too.

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COOLBREEZE-09 3/18/2009 12:22PM

    That's awesome...Now you just didn't get your exercise but you now have a clean rug to boot...Nothing like killing 2 birds with one stone...you goooo girl.... emoticon

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HOPE2BE 3/18/2009 11:39AM

    Do you do that for fun? I would think you had something else in mind for fun that you could add to your exercise.

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