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Day 18 January Jump Start Challenge and a Deer in the Road...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Consumed 1031 cals today

I planned on working out when I got home today...

I worked all day then got a manicure and pedicure on the way home. Then, I hit a deer! I was on a small road near my house and it ran out right in front of my car. I thought "keep the wheel straight, it's going to hit the car then the windshield". It hit the front of my car, bounced off of the front into the air and to the left off the road. It was dark and there are not any street lights so I drove the rest of the way home. At first I felt sad that I killed a deer. Then as I drove I wondered how much damage my car received. I have a little convertible and was really surpised that the deer didn't end up hitting my windshield. I had my son come downstairs to look at it first, I didn't want to see a lot of deer guts on it. There was only a couple drops of blood. The grill got damaged (it's plastic) and I have a dent on the side. I had to call the police to get a report for the insurance company. I didn't get everything done until 9 and I have no desire to exercise this late at night.

That was enough!!

PS I had watched the 20/20 episode on car/deer accidents. They said most injuries occur when the driver suddenly turns to the left or right to try to avoid a deer. They said it is best to drive straight ahead into it. That's what I did. The policeman was surprised at the limited damage on my car.

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SABLENESS 1/19/2012 3:45PM

    What a frightening experience. I'm so glad you're OK, and your car is relatively OK. Maybe the deer is too if the damage was minimal.

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RIVADERCHI 1/19/2012 2:20PM

    Hi Blondie with the go go boots! Looking good, girl! Have a great trip to FLA! Sorry to hear about your accident. As I was driving home last night on I-95, a car about 500 yards ahead of me seemed to brake, swerve and he did a 180 from the left to right and back to the left, winding opposite direction in the median... luckily, he didn't hit anyone and he was o.k. too, but that's what happens when you overreact at high speed (he probably saw or thought he saw something in the road), so good job focusing on driving the car, you kept your wits about you (and thank 20/20 and all those other news magazine shows too). Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THISISIT-PA 1/17/2012 4:13PM

    Sorry that happened to you but there was nothing you could have done. I'm glad you had the presence of mind to do the right thing and keep you safe.

My only run in with a deer happened when a huge stag decided to run on top of my car while it was parked in my driveway! If I hadn't seen it, I wouldn't have believed it.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 1/17/2012 9:46AM

    You did the perfect thing. Sometimes you just have to let it happen because you are the number one priority. I grew up in the country and we were always told to never swerve for animals. That is when most accidents occur. I am so happy to hear that you are alright, other than the sadness you feel for the deer I'm sure.

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INFLATED 1/17/2012 2:18AM

    A woman in our church has a PT Cruiser and her husband hit a cat. It cracked a large place under her bumper. You wouldn't think a cat would do that much damage, but it did. I am glad you are safe.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 1/16/2012 10:50PM

    Oh, dear! I'm so glad that you didn't get hurt, and that you knew exactly what to do to minimize the damage. Good job! And now your SP friends will know what to do, too. Thank you! I've lived in an area where deer/car collisions are common all my life and had never heard that advice.

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Day 17 January Jumpstart Challenge and Yesterday and Florida....

Sunday, January 15, 2012

SparkPeople Upper Body Video X2
Consumed 1251 cals

Yesterday I ran 3.1 miles in 35 mins, and did 2 different SparkPeople toning videos. I cleaned the house, then went out to dinner and to a friend's house to watch a movie with my husband. It was a whirlwind day, and I was happy I got my running in! I didn't get a chance to blog! I did overindulge last night on crab dip and bread - it was ssooo good. I actually ate 2000 cals! I knew I burned over 500 calories running so I enjoyed every bite! It was also the second day in a row I ran, so I gave myself a break today.

Tonight I have to start packing for my Florida trip - I leave Wednesday. The temp should be in the high 70's during the day -- every day while we are there. We are going to Punta Gorda to celebrate my father's 70th birthday and my parent's 50th anniversary. On Friday, we are going to head to Captiva Island.
We love it there, it is so relaxing. We will bike Captiva and Sanibel Island. Back and forth it is a total of 30 miles, but the bike path is all flat so it's not that hard.

I am happy I bought my IPhone. I love the SparkPeople app. I will be able to track all my food and exercise. I can easily get on the web site too. I should also be able to keep up with you guys!! Maybe I will even get a blog in! I am going to miss my SparkPeople Live Meeting :(

I will do 10 min toning by memory at my parents, and at the gym in the hotel on the weekend. So, that's my plan!

Where there is a will, there is a way!!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 1/16/2012 10:12AM

    I have never heard of those islands, but they sound so beautiful. I hope you have a blast on your trip. I hear the weather is pretty nice down my bf keeps reminding me....hehe.

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INFLATED 1/16/2012 1:48AM

    That sounds wonderful!

Not being able to do an exercise correctly concerns me. My computer stops and starts during the videos and a swirl shows on the video, but the video doesn't move forward. They are very hard to follow. I am afraid of injury when I do an exercise wrong and that to me is a drawback for doing videos. That is why I liked that man, Joel Harper. I think Coach Nicole doesn't do a thorough demonstration of what is supposed to be done. I think she should do a frontal and side demonstration before we try to do the repetitions so we can see what she is doing. One dimension sometimes causes me to miss when she adds another step to the exercise we are doing.

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THISISIT-PA 1/15/2012 9:42PM

    I love Florida! Have a great time and soak up the warmth! emoticon

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    I hope you have fun in the emoticon and enjoy all that emoticon time on the island. It sounds wonderful!

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NEVERSYNO 1/15/2012 7:30PM

    Great plans

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Day 15 January Jumpstart Challenge and Pic...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Coach Nicole's 7-Minute Upper Body Workout with Dumbbells
Cals consumed - 1079

I am going out with my husband to dinner (date night - yayyy) and I want to make sure I get my daily blog in. Today I felt really good, mainly because of what I was wearing which was a black sweater dress, black tights, and awesome new boots. Everyone at work said I looked good. I will get my husband to take a pic later tonight and I will post it...

I also got my hair done earlier in the week and have received a lot of positive comments about it. Several people said I look a lot younger which I say Yayyy to!

I didn't get any cardio in today but did one of the videos to work my arms. I do love toning. I won Coach Nicole's cardio blast last summer and never opened it. I got it out yesterday and plan on trying it this weekend. This challenge is re-acquainting me with the DVD player. I have tons of different exercise DVDs that I had forgotten about. They are nice to use in the winter months.

Happy Friday everybody!


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ARTJAC 1/13/2012 9:59PM


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INFLATED 1/13/2012 8:23PM

    Looking good is a high in itself.

I haven't worn a sweater dress since high school. I used to like wearing tights in the winter. I couldn't find pantyhose in my size in December.

I think my days of wearing fashion boots are over due to the foot surgery I had causing swelling in the left foot even after all these years have passed.

I'm looking forward to seeing the "new" you.

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    I hope you have/had a great date night, and I look forward to seeing your picture!

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SABLENESS 1/13/2012 7:25PM

    Did that video today too, topped off by a brisk half hour walk. Thanks so much, friend! I've discovered I really like doing the videos! Looking forward to pic. emoticon

I like your description of your outfit and feeling good in it. I was sorting some health magazines and found an article that said women feel better about themselves in certain clothes, even certain underthings. I had to laugh. I have a spectacular red silk slip that goes under my favorite winter skirt; I love wearing it!

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Day 14 January Jumpstart Challenge

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Consumed 1235 cals today
Ran 2 miles in 21 mins 312 cals burned
Fast walk/incline up to 10 on treadmill 10 mins 94 cals burned
SparkPeople 10 min Crunchless Core video 12 mins

Pretty boring day, worked until 3, came home and ran on treadmill, then did a fast walk and volleyed incline up to 10. I did a "new" core video from sparkpeople as part of the Jan jumbpstart challenge.

I then went with my hubby to dinner with 5 other friends. I enjoyed a really yummy tuna steak with broccoli (subbed from fries).

I ended the night watch Person of Interest with my husband and son.

My kind of day!!

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RGEETING 1/13/2012 3:14PM

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DETERMINED_SOUL 1/13/2012 12:15PM

    sounds like you had a wonderful day.

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INFLATED 1/13/2012 1:57AM

    You will be at your goal soon.

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RIVADERCHI 1/13/2012 12:59AM

    Hi R.zMom! Second try! Thank you for your comment--I appreciate that... sometimes we need someone else to remind us of our blessings. I am so impressed by your dedication and healthy lifestyle on a daily basis! You asked about the 5K. It took me about an hour, which is my pace, pretty slow... about a 21 minute mile! It was very foggy and it was in honor of the daughter of an acquaintance of my brother's. She's 9 and has leukemia...she's been in the hospital since after Thanksgiving... let's pray for her! emoticon emoticon

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Day 13 January Jumpstart Challenge & SparkPeople Live...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SparkPeople toning seated core video Part 1 & 2
Consumed 1087 cals today.

Today I went to work, came home early to run on the treadmill and noticed my son was watching his online college course - "beverage management". The topic was wine, which I totally love so I sat down and watched to classes with him. It was very interesting and I learned a lot. In between I ate dinner and did the SparkPeople toning seated core video. It's the third time I have done it, I think it is my favorite :) I then participated in the SparkPeople Live Meeting with Lauren (SparkGirl32). I love attending the meeting every week. It really helps me to stay focused and everyone on it is very nice, in different stages, and doing exciting things. I get a lot of great ideas, too. So, now it is 9:25 and too late for my treadmill, so I will get up extra early tomorrow to get a good run in. I did run yesterday so I am not to upset about the break which I should be taking anyway with my foot! I also need to do a 30 minute video since tomorrow is my last day of week 2!! Yikes! I think I am going to have to schedule all of this in my day planner.

I hope you had a fantastic day!


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