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Monday, June 06, 2011

I bought new running shoes! What I ended up buying was my second pair of Asics w/the gel soles! I loved my first they seem to fit well & put a spring in my step! My legs don't fatigue & I get ample support! I saw no need to change !

So, I'm ready to hit the pavement once more! emoticon Woohoo! I'll be testing 'em out here shortly!

Today, I will go for a walk/run this morning to test out my new shoes! And I think I'll be attending a ZUMBA class at 4:30 pm today! All the ladies at the Y say it's a fun class & are encouraging me to go! Mind you, I've not done classes later in the day 'cause my high energy time has always been in the morning. I'm not certain I can function that well in late afternoon...but I'm willing to give it a try! We shall see! I'm also due to perform ST today for 20 minutes today!

I CAN do it!

And an update on how the increased calories per day is coming along! I've cut back a little...still eating above the 1200-1500 caloric range but below the recommended adjustment range. Let's just say that I'm not at all comfortable w/having that much leave way & I do better w/a more controlled & restrictive range. Again, we shall see on weigh in day (Wednesday)!

Alright my friends! Remember, WE control what we put in our mouths! Make good choices & enJOY the day!

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SMILEYBEE 6/7/2011 1:08PM

    I'm in the market for new shoes, I'll check these out. emoticon

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NORASPAT 6/6/2011 2:47PM

    They are great looking shoes I wonder if they do them with Velcro fasteners. Those I really love. Thanks for the comments and I am sure you will enjoy Zumba. HUGS Pat in Maine, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WINFIELD28 6/6/2011 11:59AM

    I LOVE new shoes!
How do you like the gel soles?
I have never tried Asics before...will check them out!
Have fun at Zumba this afternoon, too. (I seem to have more energy for exercise in the morning too. But every group-type of class I have ever taken has been in the late afternoon or early evening. )
Have a super duper day!

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LUBAML 6/6/2011 9:56AM

    Enjoy your day! Enjoy your new shoes! Enjoy the afternoon Zumba! emoticon emoticonLuba

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DONNACFIT 6/6/2011 9:08AM

    EnJoy your new shoes :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Thanks for the reminder to control what I eat..I'm getting lots of exercise but haven't been careful with what I've been eating and need to take your advice..I have friends comin over this afternoon for tea and bringing cake for a late Birthday...

By the way..Happy belated Birthday to you emoticon

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    New shoes! That will give you another reason to look forward to your walk. As for being high energy in the mornings, I chuckled as you seem to have so much more energy with each pound you lose.

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KJMPEACHES 6/6/2011 8:54AM

    You are doing awesome!!! I got a feeling you're gonna love Zumba in the afternoon too! emoticon Do you wear your shoes for everyday or just running? Oh yes,,,,, I will choose what goes into my body with great care! Because I love me and my new lifestyle!!! emoticon for all your support and motivation! emoticon emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 6/6/2011 7:39AM

    I wondered what kind of new shoes you got! Asics are supposed to be really good, but I know you know that already.

I was wondering about your eating...

Zumba sounds like so much fun!

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DEVORA4 6/6/2011 7:38AM

  well said about control about what we put in our mouths and I'd like to extend the statement by adding and what comes out of our mouths, emoticon

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JUSTA123 6/6/2011 7:24AM

    Sounds like fun!You are doing so well! emoticon

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MARISABELLES 6/6/2011 7:09AM

    Brand new shoes, brand new you :)
You're such an inspiration - I think of you often, as I walk by myself early in the morning, seeing the connection between Florida and Quebec states!
Thanks for sharing along the way!
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DFROMTX 6/6/2011 7:04AM

    Good thoughts about eating.....enjoy those new shoes and the Zumba Class!!

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WALIDGAZALA 6/6/2011 7:03AM

    beautiful and sensible, Good Luck.

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Take the Time!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Take time to cool off today my friends! I don't know how the weather's been for you all, but here in Naples, we hit a record high of 97 yesterday! Ewwweeeeeeeee! It was HOT HOT HOT! Oh, I'm not complaining, just stating a fact! Actually, the humidity level has been decent & we do get a gentle Gulf breeze it's very pleasant!

And I'm LOVIN' the emoticon!!!

I'm gonna be doing a little shopping today, looking for a new pair of running shoes... 'cause, you guessed it! I've worn mine out! Laughing....

Well, with whatever you've got planned today....make it a GREAT one! Get out & enJOY!

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WINFIELD28 6/5/2011 9:37PM

    Hope your day wasn't too hot! Love that sun!
Did you find some great new shoes? What did you get? Always looking for reviews on walking (or running) shoes.
Hope you had an awesome day!!!

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NORASPAT 6/5/2011 9:14PM

    Hi there we were in the 60's today and we walked the gardens and i took picture i hope there are enough hours for me to get this all done. Too bad you cannot stretch the days out without wearing yourself out. We did have great day though HUGS Pat in Maine.

What kind of shoes do you wear. I am a New balance fan but I am a walker. HUGS Great job with your blogs i do love them Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUBAML 6/5/2011 7:27PM

    Have a great day! The weather here in NY is nice and expecting some rain later on. That way I do not have to water the grass and the flowers. emoticon emoticonLuba

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DONNACFIT 6/5/2011 6:41PM

    Enjoy the beautiful weather..ours is nice to do some yard work :)

Happy Sunday to you and have a great week emoticon

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ONEGREATCAT 6/5/2011 6:33PM

    Like you...the weather's hot here...and I'm not really complaining either...I just take my walk much earlier or much later. Today...later!

Hope you had a super weekend! emoticon

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    I love new shoes! And it's a guilty pleasure when you get to buy a pair because you wore out the old ones!

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CHALLENGER15 6/5/2011 1:52PM

    Sounds like a splendid day to me, Rose!

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KJMPEACHES 6/5/2011 1:22PM

    Awesome!!! No one can say you don't get you're use out of the shoes!! LOL You go !!!! emoticon emoticon Have one great day!

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DEVORA4 6/5/2011 12:38PM

  Naples, like in Italy. WOW! I have been tere and cried when we left. Loved it!

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COMPUCATHY 6/5/2011 12:18PM

    That's awesome, Rose! I hope you find a really great pair of shoes! You'll have a new spring in your step by the end of the day! I love new shoes! Enjoy! Spark on! emoticon

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MOMGABE 6/5/2011 12:11PM

    Isn't it nice to say that you are buying a new piece of clothing because you wore out the old one? Enjoy your shopping trip.

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LADNBA 6/5/2011 11:32AM

    Nice blog - may your day be GREAT!

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A New Day!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

A new day is upon us my friends! And with each new day that arrives, there's another opportunity for us to remain (or get back) on track! Don't ya just LOVE it!

Well, if you haven't already heard, I've updated my fitness tracker to actually reflect the amount of fitness (90 minutes) I actually perform each day! And alas, my calories have been automatically adjusted as a result! Now, I have to admit to you all that I've been ignoring the prompt on my fitness tracker for a while now! I resisted the adjustment, cause I thought it would demand MORE of me...& I thought I was giving enough already! Well! I never thought it would give me more calories! LOL If I had only known...!

Silly me! emoticon

Anyway, I'm feeling MUCH better! I'm going to continue eating on the lower range tho, cause it seems like an awful lot of calories to be consuming! We shall see how it all pans out on weigh in day!

And thank you all for your invaluable input! You all bring me much JOY!


I WILL do a ZUMBA class this morning......oh how I'm LOVIN' the ZUMBA!
I WILL walk w/hubby after dinner for 30 minutes!
I WILL remain in my NEW caloric range!
I WILL drink the water!
I WILL be mindful & make good choices!

EnJOY the day my friends! Do something FUN!

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BOMBCHELL23 6/5/2011 9:46AM

    I understand because I had the same issue and therefore I try to accurately put in my fitness because the more you burn the more your body actually needs! I love that it does all the hard work for me! I am glad you re=-adjusted Rose!

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DEVORA4 6/5/2011 7:13AM

  emoticon emoticonand I KNOW you will!

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SYDNEY_DE 6/4/2011 9:28PM

    I know that you WILL do all those things!

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WINFIELD28 6/4/2011 7:52PM

    You make a great point to adjust our fitness tracker when prompted. Your body knew best!
I bet you will continue to lose weight at the rate you have been losing - even when eating more. You'll keep the 'fire stoked' so you can run more efficiently!
I bet too, that you are burning way more calories in Zumba and your other classes than you imagine.
Great daily goals! Know you will meet them!

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DUSTYGIRL25 6/4/2011 2:05PM

    That is such a good tip for all of us to know. Your doing wonderful Rose! Thanks for the motivation.

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KJMPEACHES 6/4/2011 12:55PM

    Have an awesome day!! Oh yes, I'm in Michigan! Maybe next winter! Have been thinking,,, of warmth for a month or so to break up snow! If we can find a RV campground,,,, we are considering that! Have a great Saturday my friend! emoticon New days,,,, love them! emoticon

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LUBAML 6/4/2011 9:56AM

    Enjoy your day my friend! Have a nice weekend! I'm so proud of you. You can do it! I believe in you!!! Life is beautiful!!! / have you seen the movie// emoticon emoticonLuba

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NORASPAT 6/4/2011 9:26AM

    I was hoping you were going to eat high so I would confidently go ahead and eat more.

I realize you and i are more alike than I thought. Love the picture a deserted beach how cool is that to see?

HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KARRYB1 6/4/2011 8:30AM

    Who knew! I guess Sparks knows best.
Hope this helps a lot. emoticon

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    I look forward to seeing how you do in your new range. That will give all of us more incentive to get more exercise in.

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CHALLENGER15 6/4/2011 6:22AM

    It will be interesting to see if maybe your weight actually comes off more quickly, Rose. That is what happened to me.

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KILLERANGEL47 6/4/2011 6:15AM

    Good ya!! emoticonI need to get used to my new calorie range too. It's now 1580-1930 and I particularly need to get used to the idea that I need to eat over 1580 calories every day, even on the days I don't excerise! I am used only eating about 1480-1560 and that's with gyming! emoticon

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SLIMTHICK2 6/4/2011 5:37AM

    Sounds like a great plan, do enjoy! emoticon

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Friday, June 03, 2011

Contemplation is a fine thing! Don't you think?

I must admit to you my dear friends, I've been so hungry these last few days! And yesterday I was beginning to not feel well. So I made the decision to eat more...cause my body was telling me I needed to! And oh my! What a difference it made! I felt so much better having the extra calories! Imagine that! Smiling.....

If any of you know me at know I'm very focused when I choose to! And part of my being strives so hard to attain a goal! So much so that I become tunnel-visioned! Today, I will take the time to re-evaluate my fitness & caloric intake & see what needs to be done! I feel an adjustment is needed!

Let's just say I'm due for my 3,000 mile check up! emoticon

For today...

I WILL do an hour of "Drums Alive"! Oh, how I enJOY this class!
I WILL drink the water!
I WILL walk w/hubby after dinner for 30 min!
I WILL examine my "input" & "output" to recalculate my efforts!

And I'll keep you posted!

Happy Friday my friends! EnJOY the weekend!

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WINFIELD28 6/3/2011 7:07PM

    Good for you for listening to your body. It can be a challenge.
You will find the perfect balance. I think this whole process of getting healthier requires a re-evaluation from time to time to keep moving forward for the long haul.
You are doing a super job!
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DUSTYGIRL25 6/3/2011 12:37PM

    I like it! I agree with the re-evaluating. I believe if we exercising a lot then probably the calorie intake needs to be recalculated also.
Keep up the great fun! emoticon

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KJMPEACHES 6/3/2011 10:07AM

    I look forward to the updates! That was the first thing I thought of when you said you've been hungry! Us focused people have a hard time adding more calories to our diet! I understand that totally. You are smart,, and I'm glad you are going to look at the whole picture,,, and re-evaluate. emoticon

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COOKWITHME65 6/3/2011 10:03AM

    Your a smart lady Rose. You will fiqure this out. Enjoy your weekend!

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    You are a smart lady! I think it's more than time to give yourself a checkup. I love the idea and learn so much from you. Keep us all updated as curious minds always want to know!

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NORASPAT 6/3/2011 9:02AM

    Hi every Wednesday regular as clockwork the tracker gives me a lecture to eat more.
I am NEVER hungry and i never crave,that is one great advantage to being poor but with a mother and grandmother who knew how to feed their families the right food.
Milk eggs and meat were our necessities and they made sure we got those sweets(Dessert) Candies and cakes were never necessities.

The consequence of this is I do not feel hungry till I feel HYPO, I have to make sure I am hypo so I test, its the only way for me to be vigilant. I carry my Glucose pills with me and they help if i am away from home like on the trail. I always carry a supply of 24 Almonds to a baggies in both cars.
I am so happy we connected. I sat and re-evaluated my fitness last night. I got there before this blog of yours and was surprised when I read it. I am going for ST 3-maybe 4 times only each week. I need more time with hubby. Thanks Pat in Maine
YOU are MY inspiration and MOTIVATOR. 90 minutes moving and whatever else I love to do..
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LUBAML 6/3/2011 8:52AM

    Feel better. Be careful and take care . Some times is so good to move that we cant stop to look around. I have hurt myself several times from overdoing and paying the prize with pain , gaining weight because I could not exercise for a long time. I eat healthy but my problem is never enough, not close to the calorie range. Be healthy and happy. You can do it! I believe in you. emoticon emoticonLuba

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KARRYB1 6/3/2011 8:49AM

    Hooray for you listening to your body and paying attention to what it's telling you.
Sometimes we get caught up in striving for perfection, we are after all just human and need to remember to watch out for warning signs. Everything happens in it's own time , we don't want to rush to goal too fast. Stay healthy! emoticon

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YAQUINDN 6/3/2011 8:21AM

    I was walking far more than I had originally planned and I started getting messages from the nutrition tracker that I needed to adjust my calories if I planned to be consistent. The fitness and nutrition trackers do work together as long as you are truthful logging in both. I am really glad that you are feeling better.

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BLUEROSE 6/3/2011 7:45AM

    Good Going, Rose!!! Here's to your Beautiful life!

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CHALLENGER15 6/3/2011 7:10AM

    Glad you are going to keep us posted! I always learn so much from you, Rose.

I have actually done better since I aimed for the middle to upper range of my calorie range. And I felt so much better!

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DGFOWLER 6/3/2011 6:14AM

    Rose being a diabetic as you are you do have to strive for a different caloric intake then others. you have to have protein, your body needs it. Maybe have a few more snacks but keep the meals as they are. Just an idea. You are rockin'.. look at you go, so glad you have found something that you like to do (the drums).. Donna

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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Don't ya just LOVE this photo! Smiling....

It's what we need to do daily! RENEW our commitment to take special care of our health & well-being!


I WILL be mindful of choices!
I WILL track accurately & honestly!
I WILL stay in calorie range!
I WILL drink the water!
I WILL walk/jog for 90 minutes!

I CAN do it! emoticon We CAN do day at a time!

EnJOY a FABULOUS day my friends!

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NORASPAT 6/3/2011 8:51AM

    Computer glitches yesterday cost me computer time. I love the picture and I love your support. I hope dinner went well Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 6/2/2011 2:21PM

    Yep! Reminds me I need to drink more water today!

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KJMPEACHES 6/2/2011 10:35AM

    Yes, it is awesome! I can remember my kids and grand-kids doing this! One day at a time,,,, reminding that each day is a new one! Like your list to refer to.... You are so motivating,,, and have such a creative mind! You go!!!! I don't know how you sleep at night,,, I'd be awake all night thinking of the next days blog! emoticon I'm so thankful THAT you are you and that you send your help everyday!!!! emoticon & Love to you,,,, emoticon

emoticon WE CAN DO THIS~~~and we are!!!

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WINFIELD28 6/2/2011 9:56AM

    Cute photo!
You ARE doing it one day at a time!
I know you WILL accomplish all your daily goals today, too!

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DEVORA4 6/2/2011 9:41AM

  emoticonand so can I! I always say that JUST for today I am........ and then do it again the next day.

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LUBAML 6/2/2011 8:56AM

    Lovely picture! Yes, we can do it... one day at a time!!!! Enjoy your day! emoticon emoticonLuba

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    Yes, we can! One day at a time!

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BLUEROSE 6/2/2011 8:06AM

    Love the picture....2 cute!

Yes we can do it...One day at a time! emoticon

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