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Today's Walk

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The best news was that it only took me an hour to do 3 miles. I know sounds slow, but the knee surgery recovery just isn't happening as quickly as I would like. Probably has something to do with the fact that I have NO patience.

At the beginning of this month I was walking 30 minute miles (remember that I have NO patience for recovery??) and it was killing me / boring me to death.

Greenlake was pretty. Damp but pretty.

And the doggies!! Good thing everyone is kind of in their own world or that hour would have turned into 3!

My favorite was a lab mix who was being ever so good while there were a ton of ducks roaming around. He kept looking back and forth between his companion and the ducks. I could just hear him saying, "Mommy there are ducks! See! They are right there! Maaawwwmmm looook! Seeee! Ducks!" So cute.

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And now I get to warm up next to a roaring fire and plan out the rest of the day.

Good start to the weekend!


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MARLARELLA 1/30/2011 4:53PM

    I think a 3 minute mile is fantastic! I'm also jealous about the roaring fire!

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More food??!!??

Friday, January 28, 2011

My co-workers are wonderful people. They also equate food with love and friendship. I know they mean well, so I don't want to hurt their feelings buuuutttt.....


Whew! Had to get that out of my system.

There has been something almost every day in the lunch room since the beginning of the year. And I am trying to be ever so good....

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PAG2809 1/28/2011 10:49PM

    Oh, that's so hard! Sounds like you're finding ways to stay away from it though - great job!

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GRACEISENUF 1/28/2011 4:22PM

    so unfair

But YOU will be so much healthier by "sticking" with your spark plan!


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SAMBIDEXTROUS 1/28/2011 2:05PM

    I do that too!

I just "know" that someone either sneezed or licked the yummy treats. That is usually gross enough to keep me away from them.


Comment edited on: 1/28/2011 2:06:22 PM

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MARLARELLA 1/28/2011 2:02PM

    That can be so hard! I have an immune disorder so I always think about how everyone has touched, sneezed on or breathed on everything- that usually makes me think twice!

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OPALMOMMYFIRST 1/28/2011 12:07PM

    I remember those days when I used to work. It was CONSTANT and it was a very sedentary job so needless to say over the years the pounds packed on and were hard to lose.

Stay strong! It sounds like you are trying really hard to stay away so keep up the good work!


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TCMOSBY 1/28/2011 12:06PM

    Hang in there babe! HUGS! I can imagine how frustrating that is. Atleast you're working on your willpower. =)

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The Naked Spa

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What do I do to reward myself?? So glad you asked.

The is the lovely women only place near me that has a large room with 4 pools of different temps AND a dry and steam sauna. They also have, in another part of the building, 6 or 7 different rooms kept at different temps. They do all the spa things there as well.

The reason that many women don't go?? You wear a robe, a cloth cap, and a locker key around your wrist everywhere, but the room with the pools. There you wear the cap, the key and nothing else.


Didn't know that the first time I went about 2 years ago. But standing next to my locker I thought, "Ah, what the hell." Put my robe away and stayed for about 3 hours.

At the time I weighed about 340-ish. Not the smallest woman there, but not the largest either. Definately not the oldest. And truth be told, no one really cares.

Every now and then you see someone that is obviously not comfortable with the whole thing, but they either get over it or never come back.

For those that live in cold climates you can appreciate how amazing warm can be.

This is my reward...and my motivation...


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JEN1239 1/28/2011 6:25PM

    Just wondering where to go to find a spa like this? emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 1/28/2011 4:24PM

    Sounds wonderful! To "heck" with the robe.... emoticon. Can you tell I grew up in the 70's HA HA!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A piece of advice from a friend's mother:

When people give you a compliment, it is a gift.

If they gave you a beautiful present you wouldn't make a face and change the subject. (Well, unless you were brought up by wolves...)

You say thank you / that is so sweet / you are now my best-est friend ever or whatever is appropriate.

Took me awhile to be able to see things that way. Now I wonder how I didn't!

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MARLARELLA 1/27/2011 1:43PM

    That is so true- what a great way to think about it!

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BYEBYEADIPOSE 1/26/2011 3:49PM

    Love that analogy. So true!

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SSOLLIE 1/26/2011 3:23PM

    Nailed that one. It's what used to be called 'grace'. But it is hard when you are not used to it. Better get used to it now! emoticon emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/26/2011 3:18PM

    Yup. Exactly rightt!!!


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One of Those Days

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sometimes you just don't want to have to do it. Whatever it is for you.

This is one of those days for me. Should be working, but I am playing on SparkPeople.

But it is better than hitting the vending machine....


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SAMBIDEXTROUS 1/25/2011 3:47PM

    Seeing as I haven't won the lottery yet...oh...wait...I don't play...

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SSOLLIE 1/25/2011 3:39PM

    LOL. Too true, too true. are breaking old bad habits and making new ones! Unfortunately, you still need to get paid....Have fun!

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