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Day 24 All day on the ball and then some

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Calories today: 2012. I may have a small snack, but at the moment am not the least hungry.

Fitness: 50 min of video, stationary bike, a walk on the Pinellas Trail at lunchtime + whatever you get out of sitting on a ball all day. I can tell I'm using different "sit" muscles.

I worked late tonight, may need to do the same tomorrow through a Wed deadline. I'm really glad I don't do that all the time.

Things to be grateful for today:
1. Too busyat work to be hungry--or notice
2. After a slow start this morning, I was able to go for a good brisk walk at lunchtime.
3. Leftovers for dinner, didn't have to cook when I got home
4. Daughter has a promising interview tomorrow
5. I work with such pleasant people, and it's QUIET.
emoticon one goal met - to get in at least 1000 fitness min. Yay!

  
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CATBEFIT 1/25/2013 6:36PM

    Great to hear you so upbeat!! Do you think the ball is helping with the Core muscles? Or just the "sit" muscles?

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LIVINGFREE19 1/25/2013 4:53PM

    That's great that you met your goal! You are doing great, emoticon emoticon

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/25/2013 8:37AM

    Congrats on reaching your fitness goal! emoticon I hope that 2013 is treating you right.

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POPSY190 1/25/2013 2:02AM

    Great not to feel hunger, and to get in the exercise! I hope the interview tomorrow goes will for your daughter.

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ROXYZMOM 1/24/2013 10:12PM

    So tickled you are enjoying your ball! When you say you are enjoying your ball! Sounds like you are really getting a kick out of it!

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MADAMES 1/24/2013 8:12PM

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Day 22 & 23 Ball on the go!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day 22: No internet at home yesterday. A coworker and I talked about SparkPeople and did half the qi gong video together. Everyone likes my ball idea!

Cal 1353
Fitness 30

Day 23: Took my ball to my other work location. I may be spending the next week working there, and I don't like the chair in that office.

Coworker at location #2: "What's that?"
Sableness: "The latest in office furniture!" emoticon

Calories so far: 1206. I ate brunch out, had a delicious veggie cheese omelet, ate a light dinner a bit ago, and am going out tonight. I will have decaf coffee and ONE SMALL treat to finish out the day's calories. If I'm not hungry, I won't eat. Isn't that a novel idea???

Fitness: 54

Noticing: I've felt tired this week, less energy and inclination for exercise though I've kept at it. I have NOT gotten enough sleep this week, and I'll be getting home around my bedtime tonight. Looking forward to catching up on the weekend and starting next week out more rested. emoticon

Edit: did have one small guava bar, cup of decaf with 2 T whole milk. The guava bar was delicious! Ended the day at 1335 cal.

  
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ROXYZMOM 1/23/2013 9:02PM

    Love it!!

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1EMMA2011 1/23/2013 5:28PM

    It's amazing how important sleep is... I can really relate! You are doing great! I really liked how you took the ball to work!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/23/2013 5:13PM

    Great job on the calories and fitness today!

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Day 21 "On the Ball" at work!

Monday, January 21, 2013

emoticon OK, I took my new 30 " ball to work, and had a ball, so to speak! I did not get laughed at; instead got comments such as, "I've heard that's really good for you" and "I should try that." So maybe I've started a new fashion in office furniture!

emoticonIt was lots of fun! I discovered I can't sit still, not to keep my balance, but just to move something. I rocked back and forth and sideways while watching an online class. It helped to be not too close to the computer, close enough to see, but with enough wiggle room. I didn't use it all day; my laptop sits higher than my desktop computer, so I switched back to my chair for that. When not in use, it's found a cozy corner to lurk in under my desk. It's black, so it hides really well under there.

Day's summary:
36 fitness minutes + some extras on the ball
1356 calories

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LIVINGFREE19 1/22/2013 5:23PM

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ROXYZMOM 1/22/2013 8:22AM

    Glad you are enjoying it!!

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TOMSGIRL9 1/22/2013 7:47AM

    emoticon I may get one of those. Sounds like a great idea. Thanks.

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POPSY190 1/22/2013 3:34AM

    Pleased it's proving useful for you!

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MADAMES 1/22/2013 2:47AM

    Good for you!

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SHAMROCKY2K 1/22/2013 12:51AM

    What a great core you will gain.

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MOVEITMARY 1/21/2013 10:22PM

    Yay! :)

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ANGGEL40 1/21/2013 10:08PM

    emoticon emoticon that is so Awesome, taking your ball to work!

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Day 20 ups and downs

Sunday, January 20, 2013

UPS
Fun Fitness: emoticon+ emoticon+ emoticon= 58 min
Bought new larger balance ball to try as a chair
Bought new resistance bands that are the right size for me

DOWNS
2132 calories. Yes, I tracked every one. emoticon

  
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ANGGEL40 1/21/2013 10:27PM

    You are doig great emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 1/21/2013 3:52PM

    You did great in all aspects, even though you went over calories, you still tracked them!
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CATBEFIT 1/21/2013 9:20AM

    Hey - I was over both Friday and Saturday, sooooo, you recover. My ball is too small . . . (Going to need a bigger ball)!

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PHEBESS 1/21/2013 3:22AM

    Yeah, some days are like that. Just make sure it's only one day.

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POPSY190 1/21/2013 2:36AM

    One day of calories over won't do damage. You might have needed them after all the exercise. Have fun with the ball!

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1EMMA2011 1/20/2013 9:15PM

    Great job!!

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ROXYZMOM 1/20/2013 9:00PM

    You have been eating low cal very consistently while exercising every day! Don't worry!!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/20/2013 7:52PM

    Way to go on the fitness. I love using my balance ball as a chair-it is fun to bounce on! And we all have days where we go over on the calories! You are doing great!
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Balance Ball trial! LOL

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Glad I asked! Good suggestions, folks. After reading your about your experiences, I decided to try out my own right here right now at my home computer. emoticon
YES, I definitely would need the tallest one I can find. I feel like a little kid peering over a restaurant booth. emoticonI need a booster seat!

As for getting up and down, I can see what you mean about your legs getting a workout. You have to stand correctly, leaning forward slightly, or you fall over. I can see it now, coworkers rescuing me as I lie on the floor lke an upended turtle! emoticon(picture him upside down)

On the upside, I really like how it feels. I'll let you know if I give it a try at work! emoticonHm. This thing adds a whole new dimension to fitgetting!

  
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MOVEITMARY 1/20/2013 3:29PM

    It is fun though, am I right? ;)

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MADAMES 1/20/2013 3:17PM

    I never had the nerve to take mine to school...the students would have been wanting to roll everywhere with it! Too much temptation!

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POPSY190 1/20/2013 1:20PM

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LINDAKAY228 1/20/2013 11:31AM

    Oh that's so funny the way you wrote it! It does give you a great workout though!

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ROXYZMOM 1/20/2013 9:15AM

    Enjoy :)

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