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Calendar notes for March 24

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Today's SparkPeople Day at a Glance desk calendar is:
It's Spring! These seasonal foods are fresh and delicious right now: Asparagus, bananas, beets, berries, figs, green beans, kiwi, mangos, peas, peppers and pineapple to name a few.
My Drs. have told me I can NOT eat mangos, peas, figs, beets to name a few and I have to limit my Asparagus.

This morning I walked 54 minutes for 2.5 miles, boot camp cardio video, upper body dumb bell workout and a 5 minute ab video. I felt like I needed extra today. I was also able to get in the 8 cups of water.

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HOPE2BE 3/24/2009 10:54PM

    Go Girl you're getting it on

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Which do you believe?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sparkepeople Walking tracker doesn't let you track your route if you just do circle laps, the pedometer thing from Google on it's own page or a Garmin e-trax hand held GPS device? I got 3 different readings from all 3.
1-First the new SparkPeople walking map tracker thing does NOT LIKE it if you try to track your walking route if you walk laps on a circle road. It just won't let you click on the same spot you've already walked on. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? It told me I walked 3.28 miles.
2-The GMaps pedometer map on the GMaps site WILL LET YOU TRACK A CIRCLE but told me I walked 3.38 miles.
3-The Garmin e-trax GPS that I had hung around my neck while I was walking said I walked 3.30 miles at 2.9 average MPH in 66 minutes.
It was only 80F when I walked and there was a very slight breeze but it was a good walk.

Today's SparkPeople Day at a Glance CAlendar page says
"Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent"

I also finished this counted cross stitch piece last night, I LOVE It!

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RWETHAIRYET 3/23/2009 11:01AM

    yup, noticed some problems with the tracker myself....first of all it says I live about a mile and a half south of where my house actually is. One of my routes, which is 8 miles round trip, only shows up as 4.5...I've clocked that one with 2 different cars...so I know it's almost twice what the map says.
Oh well...guess we can't expect perfection

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HOPE2BE 3/23/2009 8:16AM

    I love your cross stitch Perfect. How much did you actually walk if none of them rated it right?

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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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