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Technical Problem

Sunday, October 30, 2011

SparkPeople site is working just fine for me except for the dailySpark. When I try to read those blogs, my computer hangs up and I have to reboot. Sometimes I get a warning about scripts, sometimes not. Anyone else having this problem? It has been going on about 4 days.

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EDUCGRAD 10/31/2011 1:13PM

    No,my problem was they were going to junk mail for a while though,but that problem is fixed.hope yours is fixed soon

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/31/2011 10:29AM

    Throughout the 2.5 years on SP, I have had a variety of problems - some large, some small. The technical people swear it's not due to this site, but I know it is. Currently, I'm not having issues. Happy Halloween.

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MONTY68 10/30/2011 11:44PM

    Marsha, I have had problems from time to time, making me log in after each post. I have a feeling after reading so many comments, that the problem is probably explorer, at least for me.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 10/30/2011 6:47PM

    Not yet - I hope it corrects itself soon.

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_LINDA 10/30/2011 11:01AM

    Sorry, have not had that problem, if you don't get a response here, try tech help post, but I don't think they are on weekends, so it would have to be Monday..
Make sure your browser and plug ins are all up to date -seems like they want to update every other day these days..

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MEXGAL1 10/30/2011 10:59AM

    Yes that has happened to me as well Have no idea what the problem is. But you are not alone here. Perhaps report it on the chat help area.
Have a great day.

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TBRANCH2 10/30/2011 10:45AM

    I have not had the problem lately but, have had it in the past. Now my problem is that sometimes my "favorites" comes up and sometimes it does not! What a pain!!

I was not aware you wrote a book. What is the name? Maybe I could pick it up at the book store after dinner Thurs. night.

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WILD4STARS 10/30/2011 10:19AM

    I have not had that problem.

I bought the book and have read your Peace Corps story! OMG, what an experience. You must be proud of the difference you made in that woman's life.

If you plan to be at the Team Dinner Thursday, know that I'll have the book with me and want your autograph.

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Another Short Blog

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kept kids 8am to 2pm today. After I did half hour on elliptical at gym; machine said I burned 181 calories. Did 7 strength machines. Vegan Boca Burgers, cooked cabbage, and a big sweet potato for supper. Honeycrisp apple for snack. I'll be in calorie range and be satisfied. So glad that Theresa has agreed to stay as a leader on our local Spark team. Good day. Happy day. Hope yours is, too!

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PEGGYANNSCH 11/2/2011 8:34AM

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WATERMELLEN 10/30/2011 6:53PM

    Love those Honeycrisp apples: so juicy!

Thanks for the soup goodie and your kind comments!!

I'm glad you're able to work your fitness into your childcare duties . . . obviously takes real commitment on your part. Which does not surprise me!!

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_LINDA 10/30/2011 2:05AM

    Great day! Hope you can have a relaxing Sunday!

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MONTY68 10/29/2011 11:21PM

    Hi Marsha
A great short blog. You sure did have a very productive successful day. It seems that you have fit the baby sitting into a what you need to do.
Have a great Sunday and thanks for sharing.

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JOYINKY 10/29/2011 6:57PM

    Sounds like a great day! Enjoy your evening.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 10/29/2011 6:52PM

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WILD4STARS 10/29/2011 6:18PM

    I am so addicted to Honeycrisp apples. They are the best.
Happy Theresa is staying. Happy my Irish are winning. Happy Day!

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MEXGAL1 10/29/2011 6:12PM

    Gosh, good for you...exercise and eating right and watching the kids.
Super Woman!
hope you can have a day off tomorrow.

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Short Blog

Friday, October 28, 2011

I stuck to my plan of 30 minutes cardio. Had a pretty active day caring for two kids 7:45am - 7pm as well. Stayed in calorie range; ate pretty healthy.

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MEXGAL1 10/29/2011 3:44PM

    woo hoo...good for you!

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_LINDA 10/29/2011 1:27AM

    Good for you! Hope you get a long and restful sleep!

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MONTY68 10/28/2011 11:39PM

    Wow Marsha
That is a long day, I bet you burned more calories than you realize.
It is so nice that you can watch your grandchildren

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JOYINKY 10/28/2011 8:35PM

    Bet you're tired! Great job!

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WATERMELLEN 10/28/2011 8:02PM

    Short, Sweet!!

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TBRANCH2 10/28/2011 7:44PM

    Good for you!

. "playing with kids" is on the cardio list! Don't forget to count that.

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AMANDAJCD 10/28/2011 7:35PM

    I'd say you burned more calories than usual with that workload! Little ones are a joy, but they can really suck the life out of you, LOL.

Well done :)

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Challenge To Do, But Not Overdo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Yesterday I did a half hour walking workout, then took both kids for a stroller ride including up a hill, and after the kids went home -- after supper but earlier than usual -- I inflated my tires and rode my bike. So I worked out about 55 minutes instead of my scheduled 30. It felt good. I even threw a few running intervals in the walk. First I did 20 running steps, then 40, then 100 twice.

I was feeling a little sore from the strength workout the day before. I think it was the walking lunges that got to my quads and glutes. Today I feel tired. Think I'll take a day off of cardio and stick to that original cardio workout plan of 30 minutes, 5 days a week, and strength three times a week. Think I'll just do strength here at home again today.

DD (Dear Daughter) starts her new job tomorrow. She'll be working 8am-5pm five days a week at the health department. She'll be working Tuesday eves and Sundays doing massage and she substitutes at Weight Watchers meetings. She hasn't had a regular meeting since her pregnancy, but may get one. Also, if everything goes right this week, she and family will be moving to their new home in early November. So I expect to have the kids long hours. Getting my workouts in will be more of a challenge, but I will do it!!

While I'm getting back up to speed, endurance, and strength it is very important that I gradually build up my workouts. I need to do those workouts, but not overdo.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 10/28/2011 1:52PM

    I know you are up to the challenge!

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DONNABRIGHT 10/28/2011 1:40PM

    Sounds like you have a good plan to get back to your previous levels.

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_LINDA 10/28/2011 2:33AM

    Be very cautious with the exercise when you will be watching the girls for such long hours. You need to make sure you are fully recovered and don't want to run yourself down and be open to getting sick again..
Your daughter is so very lucky to have you as a Mother! You are an amazing, simply fantastic woman, a real inspiration!!

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MEXGAL1 10/27/2011 10:19AM

    If your grandchildern are anything like mine, they will keep you very busy...that counts for some exercise. I wear a pedometer around my grandkids and always have tons of steps by the end of the day.
you sure are a great Mother and Grandmother to pitch in and take care of the little ones so much so that your daughter can work. Not sure if I would be up for that.
Have a terrific day.

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Fitness Plans and Hopes

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The DailySpark has a good blog today about starting over to get in shape. The writer just delivered her third child. My five week cold definitely does not equate to even one pregnancy, but I feel a kindred spirit in trying to get motivated to get it back. Her first goal is consistency, and I think that is good for me, too. I'm not going to push speed or distance right now, but just make sure I do my scheduled workouts.

I changed my fitness program to 5 half-hour cardio sessions this week (instead of the 6 full hour sessions before illness) plus three strength training sessions. I had been doing just 2 strength sessions weekly as my emphasis was on running, but I feel like I need to work now to get some strength back.

Today I did 35 minutes on the treadmill, and I observed that I did just over 2 miles. I planned on doing 30 minutes but the cool down felt so good, I just kept going slowly for five extra minutes. It was beautiful outside and I would have walked there, but Gwen was napping and I needed to be reasonably close by. Actually I did take both girls in the double stroller for a three quarter mile walk that I didn't even put in my fitness tracker, come to think of it. Sunday I did a good strength training at the gym on machines. Today I did a workout from SparkPeople primarily with my exercise ball. Gwen "helped" me when I did my plank, by adding just a little extra weight!

I won't say I'm brimming with motivation, but I think I can stoke the fire enough to get back to where I was and, I hope, beyond.

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WATERMELLEN 10/30/2011 6:55PM

    I have had to "start over" with fitness many many times -- after various surgeries and other less serious illnesses, most recently a terrible chest cold -- and now I trust myself to do that. And I know you trust yourself to do it too: you are committed for life to exercise and healthy eating.

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HAPPYSOUL91 10/26/2011 4:00PM

    Going back to basics always works

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 10/26/2011 12:32PM

    5 weeks for a cold? are you sure it is a cold? have you been to the doctor?

I hope you feel 100% again very soon.

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AQUAGIRL08 10/26/2011 11:42AM

    Good plan Marsha! I'm back to basics too!

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JOYINKY 10/26/2011 11:19AM

    Good plan and I'm sure there are many things in your day with the girls that are giving you a workout you didn't used to have!

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PEGGYANNSCH 10/26/2011 10:21AM

    Good plan

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BLUESKY_321 10/26/2011 7:11AM

    Pushing the girls in the stroller should count as cardio AND strength training!

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_LINDA 10/26/2011 1:47AM

    Sounds like you are doing quite a bit already to me..That is hard work pushing a stroller full of kids. I have admired the young Moms I have seen doing that. I can easily visualize you outpacing them all when you are back in your former shape. I am guessing it won't take all that long with the determination we all know and admire you have..
Keep up the fabulous work!!

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IMNENA23 10/25/2011 9:13PM

    You are definitely on track. Keep up the good work!

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