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Can I Get a WooHoo??

Saturday, February 02, 2013

January 2013 was one of my best months ever for improving my eating habits and my commitment to fitness!! Should I do separate blogs or a long one? How about I do a long one, but you get credit for reading a blog if you read one or more sections!!

1. Rotary Twilight 5K - non-race results

At 3pm yesterday I put on my running shoes and tried to run around my neighborhood. My quads, my glutes, and my hamstrings were just yelling at me to stop. So I decided I would support my nephew and primarily walk the 5K with jogging intervals. I told him any time he wanted to skip a run (jog) interval to let me know, but he never did. We did the whole 5K with 1 minute jog/2 minute walk and made it in 45:25, taking 2 minutes and 5 seconds off his previous 5K time. He has now set a goal to run a 5K every month in 2013 and plans to make at least 3 more PRs and has set his sites on completing a 5K in 37 minutes. So even though it was more than 12 minutes slower than my slowest 5K to date, I consider it a success!

Here we are before the race. The parking lot was full more than an hour before race time so we had to park in a residential area:

I hope you can see the beautiful sunset in the background:

Then I left my camera in the car as it is too big to carry on a 5K.
Here's a link to the race video of the beginning of the race with 700 participants:
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2. My Weight

I weighed 126.6 here at home this morning and 127.6 at Weight Watchers at 8:30am. This is the least I've weighed since November of 2011, more than a year!!!



I'm hoping to get back down to 124 in order to have 126 as my "home weight". I find I often fluctuate up, but rarely fluctuate down. If I want to get down, I have to work for it!! I'm feeling very good about my weight these days. I can tell a huge difference between 126.6 and 132, although I don't think many other people can.

3. Taming My Sweet Tooth

I finished the Official Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge here on SparkPeople in January. The last time I had a packet of artificial sweetener was 1/8/13, when I had been a 12-20 packet a day person for many years. I had nothing sweet for 2 weeks and since have had only 4 non-soda sweetened drinks, one per day. The only real sugar sweet thing I've had was a Chinese fortune cookie for 28 calories. I consider this accomplishment a minor miracle as I have tried unsuccessfully several times before. I can't tell any difference in the way I feel, but I can tell a big difference in the way I perceive sweetness. The more Splenda I used the more I needed to taste it. Now many veggies seem sweet and black coffee and plain tea are tolerable.

4. Lunch

I like to do "bowls" for lunch, throwing in various grains, beans &/or meats, and lots of veggies. Yesterday to a cup of brown rice I added 100 calories of albacore tuna and 2 chopped celery sticks. I microwaved it for 2 minutes so the celery was an interesting crunchy texture. Then I threw a chopped tomato on it fresh and sprinkled it with black pepper. So easy. So satisfying. So yum!



5. SparkCoach Challenge

The SparkCoach Challenge yesterday was to plan your snacks and I did. My first snack was an apple, which was sufficient for morning without much protein or fat. For afternoon snack, I thought I needed something more satisfying and decided to see if I could re-create a recipe I had seen and couldn't quite remember for cucumber "sliders".

First I got out the ingredients:

Then I put the garbanzo beans in the chopper with the juice of the lemon, one garlic clove, 1 tsp of the curry powder. I tasted it and decided against a second garlic clove, but decided to add one teaspoon of olive oil that I hadn't photographed with the ingredients.

Then I sliced half a cucumber and made little sandwich-like "sliders." Pretty yummy. I may experiment to improve further the spice balance with this new favorite snack.


I had written down that I'd be flexible as to what to eat after the 5K, that there might be bananas or something available. After the 5K there were bananas, water, chili, and cookies. I had a bottle of water and one banana. My nephew was hungry and we went to a Chinese restaurant for him to eat. I just had one cup of decaf coffee there. I went home to have my last snack, bowl of 1/3 cup of Old Fashioned Oatmeal cooked with 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce. You don't need a picture of that!! So I consider that a successful SparkCoach challenge.

6. Water Exercise

This morning I was still feeling quite sore from my personal training session on Wednesday. I still needed to burn over 600 calories to make my exercise goals for the week. I decided that water exercise was probably my best bet. I did a deep water aerobics class that I had never tried before. There were times I was huffing and knew I was getting cardio exercise. There were times my arm muscles were letting me know I was definitely getting a workout. Now, there were times when I was wrestling with a water noodle that kept popping up in the wrong place. Then there ws the time I thought I was just doing great until Aquagirl pointed out to me I was supposed to be going forward and I was going backward!! Well then I knew my form was wrong, but it was hard to keep from laughing as I attempted to get it right! I really gave much more effort to my water jogging so that my effort was equivalent to running. Then I swam 8 twenty five yard laps. So now I'm only 111 calories from my weeklycalories burned goal, and I'll get them.

7. My Most Important Streaks

I am now putting stars on my calendar for each day I stay within my calorie range. I know that I can look on my SP calendar and see stars for the same thing, but it helps me to have it on my calendar that I pass when I enter the kitchen. I also check off every day I meet my sugar/artificial sweetener goal. I just started 6 days ago and currently have 6 stars and 6 checks. I have just decided to add a symbol for strength training, as that is probably the next most important streak I want to cement as my routine. I feel like I will do the cardio because I truly want to and don't need a motivational tool for it. I make good food choices almost all the time now days. I drink my water. I go to bed on time and usually get enough sleep. Some things I don't need to count any more -- thank heavens!!

I'm feeling very good about my progress. Hope you are, too!!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 2/4/2013 5:33PM

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    I thought you did a great job at deep water aerobics class yesterday, Marsha! When I first started the class 2+ years ago, I was all over the place! I agree that once you start laughing, the noodles start flying. I was actually so embarrassed that I stayed after class every time and practiced so I could do all of the different moves without embarrassing myself any more.

You did an exceptional job with your water jogging too! It certainly appeared that you were determined to meet you calorie burn goal. I was very impressed!

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    7 woo hoos!

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  Congratulations on a great month! I love your slider recipe too and will definitely be stealing that!
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    Woo Hoo!

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    Looks like you had an amazing month!
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PHEBESS 2/2/2013 6:53PM

    Wooohooooo!!!!!

And try adding a dash of cumin instead of curry to the hummus mix - my fave spice in hummus!

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MIRAGE727 2/2/2013 6:17PM

    Hmmm, we ran in parellel dimensions. I'll blog it out. I think it's outstanding that you did the 5K with your nephew. You are an excellent role model, Marsha! I do hope you recover soon! I literally feel your pain!
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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/2/2013 5:12PM

    Wow, you hit all aspects of healthy living. You've got it all!

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That's a whole whack of Woo Hoos for who who? you you!!

My piano teacher used to put stars on my pieces when I did well in my music lessons . . . love the idea of stars on the calendar for streaks sustained. Gonna have to look out for a package of them . . . multicolours would be nice!!

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What a great month for you and you are seeing the results! Great job! Wish I had the breathing capabilities to join you.
Love your picture, you look terrific!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/2/2013 4:08PM

    Good job on your January, Marsha! I, too, like seeing stars on my physical calendar in the kitchen. Think I have to get back to that!

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    All I can say is WOW...you are doing so well and here's your emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/2/2013 3:36PM

    Marsha, you deserve such a big WOO HOO!!!

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KANDOLAKER 2/2/2013 3:35PM

    Yes, you deserve Woohoos - and I'm giving you 31 Woohoos - one for each day in January. Way to go. You are an inspiration

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    Congrats on your self-discipline! You are an inspiration! emoticon

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    emoticon You have done so well! Thanks for encouraging me just by sharing your experiences in your blogs!

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    WOW...Amazing job! Good for you!

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2BDYNAMIC 2/2/2013 2:21PM

    Hmm ........ seems to me you could be the new Poster Child for Sparks! You are a model member for sure .............. Great dedication and good job all the way around! ........... emoticon

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MNNICE 2/2/2013 2:07PM

    Congratulations on a great month! Sounds like these accomplishments will keep you motivated for a fabulous February as well!

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That is great! A 5k is one of my "dreams". And I think I might be getting closer...I can run now for about 6-7 minutes straight before the knees want a break....so it would definitely be a walk/run deal. emoticon

Keep up the good work!!

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Veggie Grilling

Friday, February 01, 2013

I know the At Goal & Maintenance (Plus Transitioning to Maintenance) Team's challenge is to try a new recipe weekly, blog about it, preferably post a picture of it, and review it. I was all set to try a new recipe last evening when my hubby asked me to make the Pineapple Salsa MahiMahi that I made for the first week challenge again instead. So I did.

But it occurred to me that someone might like to know the very simple and yummy way to grill veggies I used last eve. I think it may be cheating to call this a recipe. The only ingredients are the veggies. And for me to call this "new" is a bit stretching it. I've used this method to grill veggies for some time. However, I'd never had cauliflower in the mix before, and this is first time I used yellow squash as the main vegetable.

Here is one batch of veggies cooking on the foreman grill:



And here is both batches on the plate:



So we split this plate of veggies along with our mahi-mahi and brown rice. I particularly liked the taste of the red and green bell pepper and the slice of vidalia onion per person with the fish dish.

These veggies were cooked at 300 degrees for 12 minutes. The foreman cooks on both sides, so if you were grilling one side at a time, you'd need to turn them and do it a bit longer. My grill is kind of small, so one downside is that if you were cooking for a bunch of people who like veggies as much as we do, you'd have to do many batches and warm in the microwave. I have the grill that the plates come out and I can hand wash or put them in the dishwasher.

I did wash the veggies first and tried to cut them about the same thickness so they'd cook evenly. (Is this a recipe??) My grill instructions says not to use cooking spray, so I used nothing. I have used rosemary, garlic powder, thyme, or other spices, but we really just like it plain. I have drizzled extra virgin olive oil on the veggies, but last night it was just plain and yummy. My hubby adds salt.

For a family luncheon I grilled portabello mushroom-onion-bell pepper-egg plant for my vegan nephew on 100% whole wheat bread with alfalfa sprouts and deli mustard. He loved it.

So, I recommend easy grilled veggies highly!!

An aside: I am still very, very, very sore from my personal training session on Wednesday. Don't know if I'm going to run or hobble my 5K this evening, but I'm going to give it my best!!

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 2/4/2013 9:58AM

    we love to grill
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KANOE10 2/2/2013 11:42AM

    I love grilled vegetables..Thanks for sharing.

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IAMWINNING 2/2/2013 8:27AM

    Yum! It looks and sounds delish. I've had grilled veggies and enjoyed them, but haven't done it myself.....yet. "Yet" I say, because DH liked them too.

How did things go with the 5K last eve? I hope you were able to run without pain.

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SHRINKINGSHERI 2/2/2013 7:03AM

    I have the same grill and love, love, love it.

Grilled veggies - yum!!!!!!!!

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_LINDA 2/2/2013 12:30AM

    Sounds awesome really! Love veggies, but am used to them raw for the most part (except baked sweet potato)
Do listen to your body, it sounds as though you need more recovery time. You don't want to pull something and suffer a set back!
Take care of you and have a wonderful weekend!

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MIRAGE727 2/1/2013 9:57PM

    I love grilling veggies AND certain fruits, i.e. pineapple! Thanks for walking us through your process, Marsha. I have a Foreman grill that I might try some stuff on my I love my Weber Genesis. I might fire that sucker up for Super Bowl. Portobellos have just jumed to the top of the list. Thank you very much!
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Oh, and Marsha, I'm on the same boat as you. I'm not 100% but I will start my intervals off the starting line then play it by ear. I will embrace those walk breaks for sure. Enjoy the run, be careful, listen to your body, and I'll do the same. It's all about the finish tomorrow!
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LYNETTEMOM 2/1/2013 9:12PM

    thanks for the encouragement to read your blog. I loooove roasted veggies but I've never thought to use my George Foreman. I will definitely do that.

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AQUAGIRL08 2/1/2013 7:37PM

    I think I'd like to try grilling veggies again. I also line a 13 inch baking pan with foil and put raw veggies on skewers and bake them. Sometimes I even add chicken and make kebabs out of them. I rub some orange juice mixed with canola oil (or olive oil) along with some spices on the veggies before baking and they are yummy!

I know someone who is willing to water jog with you tomorrow or next week as you heal. That someone is me! You know that water is very healing!

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MSLZZY 2/1/2013 6:53PM

    Slow and steady tonight. Your veggies look so good!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/1/2013 6:46PM

    Well, there's always walking the 5K. (You know how I walk!) Those veggies look yummy to me!

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FROSTY99 2/1/2013 6:31PM

    Looks wonderful-we love zucchini and squash grilled but I confess we sprinkle just a bit of parmesan cheese on it when I serve it!
Have you tried a head of cabbage on a regular grill ever-my aunt used to core a whole head of cabbage then wash it and take off the outside leaves and put a slice of bacon in the middle, wrap it in heavy foil and put it on the grill and turn it every 15 min-it was always wonderful sliced and served as a side veggie.

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INAFFIT319 2/1/2013 5:53PM

    Great idea! I have a George Foreman that needs some dusting off. Thanks for the idea.

Never realized you weren't supposed to use cooking spray on it. I've had one for years, and I'm pretty sure that I've used some. Whoops!

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CONTENTCHRIS 2/1/2013 4:00PM

    Good call on the vege on foreman grill.

We have never invested in one honestly.

Do you think it would be a good pick up to help

(all veges in the house ceptn me)

add a twist on vege eating?

Love the fish idea do you grill it too and what fish is your fave?

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-AMANDA79- 2/1/2013 3:27PM

    Great work!! They look delicious! Whether it is a recipe or a method, I'm sure there are lots of folks out there who appreciate the idea. Including myself. It has been a long time since I've grilled veggies on my Foreman.

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MEXGAL1 2/1/2013 2:01PM

    thanks so much for sharing Miss Marsha!!! I am going to pull the old joe forman grill out. i know i have one somewhere.


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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/1/2013 1:40PM

    Yum! Thanks for sharing.
Havr a fantastuc run or hobble!

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COOP9002 2/1/2013 12:59PM

    Looks good. Hopefully, we will be able get some grilling done when it warms up here in mid-Mo.

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NATPLUMMER 2/1/2013 12:04PM

    YUM!!!

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JOYINKY 2/1/2013 11:31AM

    emoticon Marsha, For the first time ever you have me wishing I had a Foreman Grill! Thanks for sharing! There may be one in my future, a small one would do since I mostly cook for one!

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GABY1948 2/1/2013 11:20AM

    What a great "recipe"! It sounds so easy...I still have to try the mahi mahi and each time you present it it looks better!

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MEADSBAY 2/1/2013 10:30AM

    mmmmmm....
no spray?
Because it's non-stick?
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CATMAGNET 2/1/2013 10:16AM

    Looks delicious! Will have to try that with my Foreman Grill!

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Strengthening

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yesterday my personal trainer gave me a great one hour strength training session for legs and core. This was only my second PT session, and was quite different from the first introductory session in which we sat and talked a lot. I had asked him to give me some tests to see how I rank strength-wise with other people my age.

He had me do step ups with a medicine ball. He said that 46 in a minute was good for someone 55 and over. I did 57. I think the step was about 12 inches or so and the ball was 10 pounds. He had me do body weight squats and right now I can't remember how many I did in a minute (more than 40, I'm pretty sure ) and then in a minute and a half, but he said I was well over the standard for my age. So we didn't find anything that needs remedial work, although the DOMS I'm experiencing is letting me know I'm gaining strength today! Next week when we do upper body I bet we'll find some areas of weakness that we'll address. My lower back hasn't hurt for a month now, so maybe very carefully I can start doing some strengthening for an area I know needs it.

It is exciting to be gaining strength at an age when many aren't able or willing to do it!!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 2/1/2013 7:41PM

    Wow! You are an inspiration, Marsha! I'm unable to do anything in the way of a "step up" because of my knees. The last time I tried, I ended up having knee surgery. Ah, the joys of aging - except I was only 43 at the time and in very good shape! I hope that you're not too sore!

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SPEEDYDOG 2/1/2013 6:14AM

    Hi Marsha,

I admire your motivation. Great going on blowing away the "standard"!

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WATERMELLEN 1/31/2013 8:30PM

    You are amazing!! Getting stronger all the time . . . in so many different ways.

Thanks for your kind comments on my Trivial blog: ridiculous how miffed it makes me!!

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RUN4FOOD 1/31/2013 7:52PM

    Good for you. They say it is doable, but harder as we get older. Be patient with yourself and you'll see positive changes.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/31/2013 7:12PM

    "It is exciting to be gaining strength at an age when many aren't able or willing to do it!! "

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GABY1948 1/31/2013 6:50PM

    You are emoticon Marsha! I am so proud of you! Keep it up...I am finally getting my oomph back! HUGS

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FREELADY 1/31/2013 3:10PM

    I am excited for you! Thanks for explaining your experiences! It makes me want to work harder!

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MSLZZY 1/31/2013 2:29PM

    Fantastic! You scored well but I didn't expect anything less. You are amazing!

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    CONSISTENTLY emoticon !!!

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MEXGAL1 1/31/2013 10:26AM

    You are just so awesome! And what an inspiration.
Thank you Marsha!
Have a terrific day.
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Water, Water Everywhere! and Other Challenges

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yesterday's SparkCoach challenge was to carry a water bottle with you all day. It didn't specifically state you had to drink it, just carry it. Well, I did it and was surprised that I drank even more water than usual and was really surprised that I enjoyed having it with me. My only problem was that the kids wanted to drink from my bottle rather than theirs, so I had to have 3 bottles and keep washing them, especially since Gwen has a bit of a runny nose.

Yesterday morning I weighed 127.2, tieing my lowest weigh in of 2012, and just 1.2 pounds over what I call my "happy weight". I'm not sure that is what I should call it, because I can be happy at other weights, too. But I do like that feeling I'm beginning to feel, especially in the core, of being tight and lean!

Today's challenge involves thinking about and then writing long term goals. I'm going to have to give that one some thought. Maintaining around 126 may or may not prove to be a good long term weight goal, but I probably need some other life goals. Now that I'm retired I'm not as goal oriented, but it could be a good thing. Hmmm.....

  
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AQUAGIRL08 2/1/2013 7:43PM

    Well done, Marsha!

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RUN4FOOD 1/30/2013 7:51PM

    Enjoy your middle 2 and thinking about your long term goals.

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IAMWINNING 1/30/2013 5:31PM

    Fabulous challenge. Glad you also influenced your grandkids. : )

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_LINDA 1/30/2013 4:36PM

    Once again, a fabulous role model for your grandchildren! Kudos they want to drink water too instead of juices or sweet drinks!! These challenges sure are giving you new things to think about!
Keep up the great work!!

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MIRAGE727 1/30/2013 2:06PM

    I'm always find inspiration and motivation in your training blogs, Marsha! Love the water tasking and the fact that kids are conditioning to it as well! Stay strong and keep rockin' it!
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NATPLUMMER 1/30/2013 11:56AM

    "It didn't specifically state you had to drink it, just carry it. "
What a wiseguy ;-)
Yay for getting close to the "happy weight".


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MEXGAL1 1/30/2013 9:43AM

    Funny how when we retire we aren't quite as goal oriented. I had so many goals my whole life....I like not having to have so many goals each day...loving the retirement!
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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GABY1948 1/30/2013 9:21AM

    Another great day for you! Have another one today! emoticon

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RITAROSE 1/30/2013 9:13AM

  Good for you drinking more water! I crave water now after being a drinker (water) for the past 3 years. Glad you're experiencing the wonders of water too!
Good for you setting and working towards goals--goals that may evolve and change as need be! Have a great day friend!

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JOYINKY 1/30/2013 9:01AM

    Goals keep us moving in positive directions! It doesn't matter if they are big or small, just that they keep us going! Enjoy those girls they grow up fast!

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TORTISE110 1/30/2013 8:42AM

    You sound so healthy and curious! I hope you discover some goals you love.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/30/2013 7:29AM

    Goals are good things. Help keep one getting out of bed every morning! emoticon In retirement, I hear that's an important thing?

Hey, it's important NOW!

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WATERMELLEN 1/30/2013 7:22AM

    Good for you! You make retirement look vibrant and focused!!

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FREELADY 1/30/2013 7:15AM

    Fringe benefit ......kiddos are getting the impression that having water along is status quo!

Thanks for inspiring me. Your focus is contagious! Three cheers for you!

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The Wisdom of the SparkCoach

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yesterday I logged back into SparkCoach and was very surprised to see a message like I had never seen on SparkPeople. It said something like, Marsha, you've already finished today's SparkCoach session, now get out there and do something! I loved it and did!!!

  
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RUN4FOOD 1/29/2013 7:35PM

    "Get out there and do something." What a great message.

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MSLZZY 1/29/2013 7:25PM

    I see that every day but then, I should! From one Marsha
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ROOSTER72 1/29/2013 3:43PM

    You can live with your head stuck in virtual spark land - but the important thing is to get out there in the real world!!

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    emoticon That is cool! Way to work it!

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    Love it, I'm sure it made your day!

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MEXGAL1 1/29/2013 10:01AM

    well done! I love it!
Have a terrific day!

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