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Sunday/Tuesday

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Today is like Tuesday in the real world.
Today's SparkPeople Day at a Glance Calendar is:
Energize with exercise. A recent study found that 20 minutes of low-intensity activity can increase energy levels by 20 p;ercent! Who needs coffee? Try an a.m. workout instead.

I didn't do much exercise today at all. It was too warm when I got up late today. I was trying to clean out my e-mail because I was looking for something important. Never found it.

Last night I went to bed at 11PM, RARE for me. I had to drag myself out of bed at 8AM and I've been tired all day. Despite the fact that SparkPeople says that you NEED 8 hours of sleep a night, I'm more tired when I do. I can do fine on 6-7 hours, too bad I can't get credit for it with the points, but you have to have 8 hours.

  
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LITTLEWIND53 3/8/2010 3:44AM

    I wish I could get 6 hours sleep but that is very rare for me. Some nights I manage to get 4 or so, but many nights I probably get around 2 to 3 hours (bad insomnia!)

Sometimes I get so run down that end up spending a day in bed napping most of the day, and actually feel a bit better the next day, but it never lasts.

Hope you get back on track and are feeling better today.

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SARALEIGHM 3/7/2010 6:05PM

    I do best with 6 hours of sleep; 8 means I wake up groggy and stumble around all morning.

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PAULASTRAS 3/7/2010 3:03PM

    Good Day Robin,
I know what you mean, but I think it said seven hours night sleep.
At least on the spark points where one does trivia. Gosh I stink at trivia
yet have to get enough right to get on the name board lol
it is fun anyways.
most of my sleeping now is done in the daytime when my husband is home.
now i have to track my exercises, haven't done that yet.
have a great day my friend,
hugs,paula:)

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PAULASTRAS 3/7/2010 3:03PM

    Good Day Robin,
I know what you mean, but I think it said seven hours night sleep.
At least on the spark points where one does trivia. Gosh I stink at trivia
yet have to get enough right to get on the name board lol
it is fun anyways.
most of my sleeping now is done in the daytime when my husband is home.
now i have to track my exercises, haven't done that yet.
have a great day my friend,
hugs,paula:)

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Dancing on the treadmill?

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Ok, I do admit I don't keep up with music or videos and such and we don't watch much news on tv, so I am slow with discovering things. I was reading my Yahoo news this morning and saw an article about a group that did a video dancing on a treadmill, or rather dancing on rows of treadmills. Definately, well strange, but at least a new use for a treadmill.
The group is OK, Go, here is a link to the video on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv5zWaTEVkI

I had an outside walk this morning but it was hot and miserable. My walk route is in full sun except for a shadow here and there. I only walked for 41 minutes which was 3 laps for 2.03 miles. Better than nothing I guess.

  
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PAULASTRAS 3/7/2010 3:04PM

    great video i just got to see, won't catch me dancing on a tread mill lol

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HJFOGARTY 3/6/2010 3:59PM

    what fun and an exciting new way to use that dreadmill! glad you got out there and walked even in the heat! hopefully June will be here soon! take care of you and spot kitty!

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DIANNEYME 3/6/2010 11:35AM

    Great fun to watch. I noticed while watching The Biggest Loser the other day that they were doing creative things on the treadmills as well (not to that extent!) but using your hands instead of feet... I too am lucky if I can stay upright on it without holding on, but the dancing sure looks like fun.

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LITTLEWIND53 3/6/2010 11:22AM

    I have enough trouble walking on the treadmill and staying upright. Me dance, I don't think so, but it was a blast watching these guys do it................

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ROWINGPRINCESS 3/6/2010 10:12AM

    No thanks, my floors are plenty big to do. DH is helping remove paint, grout, cement, glue, etc off the tiles. Of course the place was "so clean" for us to move in HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

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ZBMORGAN 3/6/2010 7:34AM

    OK Go has a new one out too, the Rube Goldberg Machine - I think the song is called this too shall pass, but they are so creative! Look for the video on you tube - it's the ultimate in recycling - getting the most out of your junk before you toss it!

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JAVAJO47 3/6/2010 7:21AM

    This video was too funny! I think these are probably not recommended to try at home. LOL Thanks for sharing this.

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Develop an action plan

Friday, March 05, 2010

/Today's SparkPeople Daily Desk calendar note for today:
Develop and action plan. Think about the steps you need to take to make your goal a reality, and then put them into motion. Learn more about nutrition, visit a dietitian, or lean extra time for cooking for example.
It's like the past few daily calendar notes seem to coincide with the Spark book.

So, I am trying to do the SparkPeople menu planning to try and get in calories. I do have to modify the plan because of my diabetes and gout. A couple days ago the menu plan had peanut butter sandwich listed for 3 meals, a baked potato for lunch and a sweet potato for a snack, beans for lunch and beans for dinner. Needless to say, nI had to modify that days meals. 2 years ago when I joined SP, I followed the menu plan and some of the recipes or plans were good but recently when they revamped the menus, those favorite recipes are gone and they repeat the same meals over and over. So I had to go back 2 years to my menus and copy them in. This is taking forever but I know it has to be done.
I have lost those same 3 pounds so far this month.

Spot kitty is home and he seems to be ok but his eye is still all messed up.

  
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HJFOGARTY 3/5/2010 10:53AM

    you can do it Robin! I also had to revamp my food lists - haha but it is working for me - It may be the same old stuff day in and day out but I can count it and know what I'm doing for my calories. it works so much better for me to have my plan! stick to it those subborn lbs will come off!

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Get the right facts

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Today's SparkPeople 2010 Daily Desk Calendar note:
Get the nutrition facts. The front of a package won't tell you the whole story. Read labels and compare key nutrients like calories, serving size, fat, fiber, calcium and ingredients to make the best choice.

Today is our Friday here so we're gearing up for the weekend.

  
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ROWINGPRINCESS 3/4/2010 2:35AM

    Can I ppppppppppplllllllllllllleeeeeeeeee
aaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssseeeeeee
eeee share some dust with you? It's Virtual Friday for today (Thursday also known as the Tuesday before Friday). The day was so sunny and bright but the big bad dust cloud rolled right into town.

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LITTLEWIND53 3/4/2010 12:26AM

    Very importand to read serving SIZE as the can could say only xx grams per serving, and we think a serving as 1 cup (say soup) but it turns out it is actually 1/2 or 1/3 cup.

Thanks for posting Robin. As usual you bring important fact to our attention!

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HJFOGARTY 3/3/2010 9:45PM

    Hope you have a great "weekend" and thanks for the tips - always smart to read labels!

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MY4KITTIES 3/3/2010 8:42PM

    A great reminder that not all packaged foods are created equal. I try to remember to read the nutrition labels.

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ILOVETOCRUISE 3/3/2010 10:36AM

    I try to read them. Good info.

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ROWINGPRINCESS 3/3/2010 4:38AM

    Women can drive here. There are some restrictions on licences but it's more to do with monthly income level. There are many exceptions to the rules and housewives with small children can get a licence. Also, dress code is mostly keep your knees and shoulders covered, don't show too much skin. Although there are a lot of single men, mostly blue collared jobs that don't have a high enough income to bring over their families, both men and women work here. Lots of expat couples both hold jobs here. Two restrictions are pork and booze, both are illegal to import into the country.

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GARDENINGGRAMMA 3/3/2010 4:37AM

    Your Friday comes early. emoticon
Good reminder to really read the nutritional information on all packaged food.
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National Nutrition Month

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Today's SparkPeople 2010 daily desk calendar note:
March is National Nutrition Month! Look for fun and interesting recipes for fruits, vegetables and whole grains so that eating is never bland or boring. Pick up a magazine or cookbook for healthy ideas.

  


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