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And A Second Thing....

Friday, September 20, 2013

I appreciate each SparkFriend who responded to my blog two days ago asking what one thing you could do to improve your program. I recognized myself in several of the answers:

1. Strength Training was mentioned at least twice. I have no reason not to be doing core and arm ST, but I have been very inconsistent. I may need to see a doctor and/or physical therapist before trying leg strengthening again. I injured my left glute area in April running hills, thought it was totally healed, but re-tweaked it August 1st when I tried to strengthen it with lunges. I plan to take pen and paper tomorrow and get names and maybe numbers of professionals to contact by talking to runners in my Galloway group.

2. Counting everything including coffee creamer. Oh, yea, I'm guilty of usin.g a bit of powdered creamer in my coffee at the gym without counting it.

3. Sleep. I'm doing pretty good getting at least 7 hours each night except about twice a month when I have trouble sleeping. But aiming for 8 hours would be better. On Saturday my long runs' start time varies between 4:30am and 6am, so my bedtime varies on Friday.

4. Cutting down or out artificial sweetener. Honestly, I've cut back a lot, but recently my intake has gone up a bit. Need to address this continuing issue!

So I will:
1. do at least two arm and core ST session per week; consider glute treatment
2. count everything including coffee creamer
3. go to bed at 10pm Mon-Thurs, Sat & Sun; Friday will vary based on run time
4. make sure artificial sweetener intake is not increasing; think about further reducing it again

Thanks, SparkFriends, for such good ideas and reality checks! Hey, maybe is there one (or 4) more thing(s) you could do to improve your program?

  
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MSLZZY 9/21/2013 7:23AM

    Giving up creamer and sweetener would both be the way to go for me. So I will make that my goal for the weekend.

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GABY1948 9/21/2013 6:56AM

    I have learned much from your last blog and this one too...can't wait for any other things...I have become more diligent in being more EXACT in measurements for sure!

Thanks, Marsha and all!

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TAICHIDANCER 9/21/2013 6:17AM

    Last Spring I switched to black coffee (in reference to counting everything including creamer). I much prefer the taste of coffee with 1/2 and 1/2, but I figure I save myself a little fat and a few calories each time I drink coffee (which is often).

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_LINDA 9/21/2013 1:01AM

    I just invested in a foam roller to aid in stretching out difficult areas. Perhaps you would like to try that with your glute..
Getting enough sleep is always a goal for me, but more like wishful thinking as it never happens :( If I could get proper sleep I am sure it would help me in all areas of my healthy journey..
I have been told to dial back the fitness classes to give my shoulder/elbow a chance to settle down, if it will at all :(
So I am taking a couple of 'rest' days hiking the trails with Mom this weekend.
Hope you have a great weekend!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/21/2013 12:34AM

    I'm proud of you!

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SLIMLILA 9/20/2013 11:37PM

    Oops, I was slacking off and missed your recent blog... but I gotta tell you, I have had bursitis and was not about to insitigate another bout of that, so I started with 500 ml water bottles, and as I walk to the service road to my track, I do bicep curls, and
T's, and round the world, and reach to the sky exercises with the water bottles... I increased slowly over time and I am now up to 1.5 lt. bottles which is about 2.5 lb Amercian, but I have grown biceps... it's the persistence, it pays off..

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MEDEAREBORN 9/20/2013 11:18PM

  1/I've decided to up my activity level/intensity. I'm still walking 8-10k a day, but yesterday and today, I added periodic jogging to the mix and I could feel the difference. So I'm going to try to run more with the goal of being able to run 5K by the new year.
2/More cross-training/strength training. I'm walking long distances but that's about it. I'm going to try and add swimming on bad-weather days and a friend & I are about to try Jillian Michael's 30-day shred. (We'll see how that goes).
3/Restarting quick-track goals. I had a bunch of these going and when I checked them off each day, I did find it motivating. Somehow I got out of that habit. I'm going to revisit them and start tracking them again.
4/... okay, I didn't have a fourth in mind. I'm pretty good about portion control, but recently I've been eyeballing things more, so instead I'll go with one of the earlier suggestions and start MEASURING things out again.


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RUNNERRACHEL 9/20/2013 9:45PM

    Those are all great ideas! Sleep is so important. Sometimes I don't get enough sleep and I don't perform well, feel like I need to eat more (and make poor choices) so getting enough sleep (going to bed by 10) will help me feel better. emoticon

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FITFRIT 9/20/2013 9:38PM

    My husband and I gave up regular soda a few years ago and we both lost some weight, he kept his off and I gained mine back despite no more soda. I just gave up diet soda completely, I still have about 2 packets of artificial sweetener a day in my morning tea but that's it.

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Something I've Wanted All My Life

Thursday, September 19, 2013

She looked me in the eye and said, "You know a couple years ago when your husband was telling you that he thought you'd lost too much weight I almost chimed in to support him. But then you said, 'I've wanted to be slender all my life.' You said it with such passion that I knew you were meant to be slender. Now I think it looks really right on you."

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KANOE10 9/20/2013 7:47AM

    That is wonderful. After time people accept you as thin. Good for you.

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    That's a very awesome place to be
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    emoticon emoticon Vindication! It does look good on you!
I think a lot of our loved ones get 'sticker shock' when they realize we are no longer the fat person they were used to and all of a sudden are looking dramatically different. Dramatically 'normal', not underweight!


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WATERMELLEN 9/19/2013 8:13PM

    To have achieved what you've wanted your whole life: of course, BIG smile!!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon I do know how that must have felt! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/19/2013 7:54PM

    I got a few of those comments when I first reached goal, too. Now, I get the "I can't remember you heavy" comments, and it feels great, doesn't it?

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DONNABRIGHT 9/19/2013 7:28PM

    That smile ought to last for the next year or two at least!

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SEAJESS 9/19/2013 6:20PM

    Celebrating that you knew back then what YOU wanted for yourself and did what it took to obtain it and hold onto it. It's wonderful when others approve of us; truly, don't believe we could live without at least SOME human approval, but it is essential that we approve of and are true to ourselves.

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CHANGINGHORSES 9/19/2013 6:12PM

    Very cool! People initially told me that I was too skinny also, now that I have become accustomed to this weight I think that I want to lose more so my running gets better.
That must have felt great! Good for you!

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PMRUNNER 9/19/2013 4:26PM

    That is really nice. Good for him. And good for you too!

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FROSTY99 9/19/2013 4:21PM

    Such a beautiful compliment!!!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 9/19/2013 3:55PM

    and you do look GRRRREAAATTTT!!!!!!!!

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JOYINKY 9/19/2013 2:14PM

    Really great that she shared that with you!! She's right!

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MNNICE 9/19/2013 1:54PM

    It takes people a while to adjust and realize that we're not necessarily fanatics and/or anorexic. And the fact that we keep on watching our diet and exercising isn't because we're still trying to be even "skinnier", but because we know we need to in order to prevent going back to where we started -- You have been a motivator to many!

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LEWILL1982 9/19/2013 1:39PM

    What a nice complement! Congrats!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/19/2013 1:31PM

    Wonderful!!

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What One Thing Could You Do To Improve Your Program?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I read a blog a week or so ago, and I'd give the author credit but unfortunately I don't remember her name, and it just kind of sat on my mind, challenging me. She asked what one thing could you do to improve your program? What would really make a difference? I thought and thought about it.

I'm not sure this is the one thing that will make the most difference for me, but I know it will be an improvement. I have been pretty sloppy about measuring nonfat instant dry milk powder. I started buying it because my hubby went from whole milk (4% milk fat) to 2% and then to 1%, but he absolutely won't drink nonfat milk. He complained that my "unnecessary" nonfat milk takes up too much space in the refrigerator. So I started buying nonfat powder to use when the refrig is too full or we are out of skim milk. I often use the powder to make tea lattes and coffee lattes. One thing I like about it is that it doesn't cool off the hot drink like milk out of the refrigerator does. I buy it in pouches that make one quart. Supposedly one-third cup powder will make one 8 oz cup. I became more and more suspicious. Seemed like I was not getting four servings when I measured by the 1/3 cup and one day when I measured a pouch it was just over one cup, not 1 1/3.. And when I was drinking hot tea with milk all day long, I knew I sometimes forgot how many cups with 1/6 cup of powdered milk. So, I'm going to commit to make the powder into the quart of milk and find a container that will fit in the refrigerator. For one thing, with my history of kidney stones, I need enough calcium, but I truly need to avoid too much calcium.

What one thing can you commit to do that will improve your nutrition or exercise program??

  
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AQUAGIRL08 9/20/2013 2:55PM

    I need to do two things. One, I need to use moderation when working out or completing tasks. This is a hard one for me. I start out full of energy and start working on my "to do" list. For some reason I get it in my head that I have to finish everything on the list today. Second, I need to pre-track my meals for better food management. When I do this, my success rate goes way up. It is just a matter of slowing down long enough to get it done!

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JUNEPA 9/20/2013 10:31AM

    my hubby went from whole milk (4% milk fat) to 2% and then to 1%

Interesting. I am a dairy farmer, our cows give milk between 3.8 and 4.2 % depending on the season and a few other things. I thought store bought whole milk was already partially skimmed and 3.5% at the most.
I take the cream off the top of the milk and drink the lower fat milk. When I was younger I used to drink whole milk, but now I just don't like to have so much fat from milk in my diet, prefer to have other fats as well like nuts, salmon and olive oil and if I drank whole milk I either would not be able to drink much milk or I would be eating way too much fat.

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/20/2013 9:21AM

    This is a good post! For me, it would be eating cleaner...more veggies, cooking more. Thanks for posting!

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JUNEPA 9/20/2013 1:12AM

    My one thing would be to get enough sleep
So simple yet so hard for me
I would be more alert, proactive, have more energy, get more done, enjoy everything more.

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MARGARITTM 9/19/2013 12:17PM

    Increase my miles per week! Make an attempt to get up in the am prior to work and get out there - UGH! I know once I make it a habit I will be fine - but getting there....... UGH WITH A CAPITAL U!

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_LINDA 9/19/2013 1:31AM

    It is a great question. For me I seriously need to declutter my huge paper mess. I have little bits and pieces of jotted down phone numbers all over, a stack of unread free papers (that I get because I like doing the Sudoku in them) and just general stuff I collected, wanted to read, etc. Some of the phone numbers have no name and no way to find out who they belong to as most of them are cells :( Its frustrating trying to find paper to write down appointments and not lose them before transferring them to my calendar.
Getting organized personally would really help me focus on getting organized in all areas of my life, rather then leaving things to the last minute then frantically rushing around to get them done.
Thanks for the challenge!

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SEAJESS 9/19/2013 1:05AM

    Those powders are hard to portion out correctly unless done by weight, alas. As SparklingMe pointed out, they settle. emoticon

For me (squirm, squirm), it is definitely exercise that I need to Spark up. I do it daily but I need to push for more at a little more intense level. There, I said it in public and now I'm accountable. emoticon

I mean emoticon Accountability is a GOOD thing. Why does my lizard brain insist on fighting with my prefrontal cortex?

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MNNICE 9/18/2013 11:30PM

    Your blog has made me stop and think. I have to admit I could push myself a bit more in my exercise and exert myself more than I do. I'll work on that!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/18/2013 8:37PM

    Now that is a challenge... I'm thinking I need a two-pronged approach. On the nutrition front, start counting how many sticks of "less than 5 calories" sugar free gum I "eat" over the course of a day, and also the coffee creamer! On the exercise program, that's low hanging fruit... get back to basic strength training on a REGULAR basis! emoticon

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LEWILL1982 9/18/2013 8:20PM

    My big change needs to be picking off of other's plates, I don't do it often but you know, those 3 French fries off of someone elses plate don't count, right? I also need to stop picking and snacking when preparing meals. Never much, just a bite or two there, but those add up! Great plan!

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NEW-CAZ 9/18/2013 5:09PM

    Good plan Marsha; I want to keep my ST going despite being bogged down with the concerns of moving house- I feel it's essential to my well being- so I'm upping the weights emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 9/18/2013 4:42PM

    Marsha, this is an EXCELLENT question! I gave up sugar, sweetners, and my exercise is GREAT...perhaps like SPARKLINGME176 I need to slow down I tend to be hyper and try to do too many things also!

I love the thoughts of this! Thanks!

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MSLZZY 9/18/2013 3:26PM

    Giving up sugar substitutes might be a good idea.

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SUSANNAH31 9/18/2013 2:03PM

    This is such a good idea.
Of course, that's how everything gets done, isn't it? One small piece at a time.
I will have to think about this one - and see if I can't make one change that will make things better.

Thanks!!

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SPARKLINGME176 9/18/2013 1:42PM

    SLENDERELLA61: about your blog dated 9-18-13
Funny how DH's are about space, right? I think the reason why you are not getting the amount you think you are is that the powder breaks down, becomes finer as it is transported! Just a thought!

1 thing I can do, today to improve my health? Let's see..... SLOW DOWN. Do 1 thing at a time. I am SUCH a multi tasker, that is why I tripped & am now having to heal my right arm. I was walking LUCY, thinking of all I had to do that day, then I saw a little girl on the swing set with a DARLING dress on, I looked over to comment & tripped on the playground foam. Luckily Lucy didn't leave, I didn't break anything & there were 2 women trying to help me get up, the girls grandma. I was VERY dazed. It took me about 15 minutes to figure out I was OK enough to go home. We had just started our walk, about 1 mile into it. Lucy was not happy it was over. I tried to just continue on, but I was getting dizzy. So home we went. This was 9-8-13. I am STILL healing! Hopefully I will be better SOON! I miss ZUMBA terribly. BUT I AM figuring out what I can do for exercise, and am doing it! So I am HAVING to learn to do 1 thing at a time!

I need to get back to work, 1 handed or not! Great blog, wonderful idea! Maybe we could think of 1 thing EVERYDAY, to improve our health. I know it is allot... but we ARE all so worth it, right? A new team titled 1 thing at a time? HAHA!

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MEDEAREBORN 9/18/2013 1:25PM

  Interesting challenge - to find one thing to improve. Now I'm thinking about *my* program and little changes. Thanks! :)
And good for you!

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NATPLUMMER 9/18/2013 1:25PM

    Good plan. If fridge space is an issue and you want to just make 1 cup, you could weigh the powder...it would be more accurate.

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COCK-ROBIN 9/18/2013 1:24PM

    Wonderful!

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Living Life and Losing Weight and Preparing for Maintenance

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

One mistake I made several times during serious attempts to lose weight was to pass up events, like parties and weddings, so that I would not be tempted to overeat. What I found was when I went and did the best I could I was practicing a skill I would need the rest of my life. When I stayed home, feeling deprived, I was depriving myself and not learning the lesson I needed.

To survive events, don't go hungry. Eat healthy - like veggies and lean protein - before you go. Try to find out what will be served so you can plan. Offer to bring something healthy you would enjoy. If it's not appropriate (like at that wedding), you can always carry a cheese stick and an apple in your purse to eat discreetly if you need to.

And if I'm caught out without healthy options, I remember that even when I have no options about what to eat, I totally control the amount I eat.

When you develop your healthy habits around your life, rather than wait to live your life until you are at goal weight, you are developing maintenance habits and setting yourself up for a lifetime of success!

  
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LEWILL1982 9/18/2013 8:16PM

    Great advice and reminder. I fell victim to avoidance the first time around. That's not fair to ourselves, nor is it fair to those that took the time to include us. Eat to live, don't live to eat!

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ELIZABETH5268 9/18/2013 1:48PM

    Very true. I feel sad for people who feel they need to give up life to reach their goals.

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MAGGIE101857 9/18/2013 7:45AM

    It sounds so simple and yet....it is a skill that we need to develop and hone to "almost" perfect. Thanks for sharing this with us!!!!

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KANOE10 9/18/2013 7:27AM

    That is excellent advice. I used to do that also and learned the same thing,. There will always be events and celebrations. You just have to make the best choices possible.

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MSLZZY 9/18/2013 6:52AM

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STONECOT 9/18/2013 6:32AM

    I don't get invited to events often enough for it to make any difference, maybe every eight weeks or so? So I have found that reducing my portion sizes has reduced my appetite, and I can indulge myself at family occasions, knowing that the interval till the next time will be great enough for me to catch up. I behave myself 80% of my life, and the other 20% I do as I please.

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NEW-CAZ 9/18/2013 2:50AM

    Wise lady Marsha. Great blog!

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NEW-CAZ 9/18/2013 2:50AM

    Wise lady Marsha. Great blog!

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_LINDA 9/18/2013 1:29AM

    emoticon blog and the wise perspective -you simply can't ignore life, its going to get in your face sooner or later. so like the Girl Scouts -its best to be prepared! And this is why you are such an awesome maintainer and an inspirational friend to look up to and learn from!
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WEEPINGANGEL74 9/18/2013 12:30AM

    Living life is part of having a healthy life!

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TXPATRIOT 9/18/2013 12:19AM

    You can't avoid life long term.

You must develop strategies that work for you. These are great ones!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/17/2013 11:43PM

    emoticonblog and great lessons learned. Keep up your great work!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/17/2013 11:18PM

    You are absolutely right. This is a lesson I'm still trying to learn. Social gatherings have always been tough. Thank you for sharing your strategies.

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WATERMELLEN 9/17/2013 10:10PM

    Excellent perspective . . . we can't postpone living, and we've got to have a sustainable approach to maintenance.

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TAICHIDANCER 9/17/2013 9:49PM

    Good advice!

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POETLKNG2LOSE 9/17/2013 9:33PM

    Great blog Marcia! If we live our lives foregoing all of the important events because of worrying about food then we stop living and are just existing. Even if we fall down and overeat all we have to do is pick up ourselves again and start over. emoticon emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 9/17/2013 9:08PM

  Exactly! We have to learn to live with those temptations around us rather than in a bubble of clean food only.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/17/2013 8:48PM

    Great blog today, Marsha! So true... we have to incorporate the importance healthy habits have in our lives INTO our lives... celebrations, commemorations and all. Well said!

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SEAJESS 9/17/2013 8:36PM

    This is so funny! Your title grabbed me and I didn't look at the author name. I was excited about the idea of being ready for maintenance... the Gold Standard of weight loss. Thought I'd educate myself about what's down the road. Read the blog and thought, "This is a emoticon atttitude! She really knows what's she's talking about. Who IS this wise one, I need to add her as a SparkFriend".

HA! It's you, of course! I repeat what Gaby said. about you and ONEKIDSMOM. Thanks for the hope and the attitude adjustment. It's all an opportunity to practice skills and to get better 'n' better. No waiting to live my life!

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JOYINKY 9/17/2013 8:32PM

    Well said! I agree!!

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AQUAGIRL08 9/17/2013 8:22PM

    emoticon I agree! That's why going out with our local team has been so helpful for me.

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PMFISH 9/17/2013 7:31PM

    Way to go lady! As usual you are right on track with great advice.

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GABY1948 9/17/2013 7:25PM

    This blog was PERFECT for me today. I just recently have begun to HOPE that I too would one day (and hopefully one day soon) be able to be on Maintenance too. I have been around you and ONEKIDSMOM long enough and read your blogs that I actually dare hope since learning 2 important lessons this year. So now I am really WANTING to read the blogs about maintenance.

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ROMNAM 9/17/2013 7:03PM

  So nice to read about the same problem I face each weekend where I want to participate in the event and social but was always fearing that I am going to face a challenge. Now that I read about your opinion that this a time to practice the skill we have learn, makes me feel better !

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COCK-ROBIN 9/17/2013 6:59PM

    You're doing great!

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Martin Finishes Challenge and I Slip Just a Little

Sunday, September 15, 2013



Here's a picture of Martin, my nephew, finishing his 4th race in 24 hours. Few people ran the last race, a 5K, faster than the first race which was also a 5K. It was very hot and humid. However, I promised to buy Martin's dinner if he beat his time, and would you believe it?, he did. He chose healthy sushi and veggies.

I really admire Martin's determination. It does not phase him that he places solidly last place in his age group. He just keeps trying. This was his 11th and 12th 5K. His first ever was January of 2013. He set a goal to run a 5K each month this year and he is going to achieve it. He has now set a goal to run a 10K in 2014, probably the Lake to Lake in November.

Got to say I was really tired and hungry last evening and think I've still got a bit to learn on fueling my long runs. I did an 11 mile run yesterday. I didn't feel like my eating was emotional, but that I was truly hungry. However, I also attended Gwen's birthday party yesterday. I ate fruit and veggies at the party. I "indulged" in a Diet Cherry Coke, which is a treat now days. The cake and chips didn't even tempt me. But maybe I was having a bit of what Watermellen has written about, resistance fatigue. Anyway, I was up one pound this morning, but I'm not worried. Feeling completely committed to healthy lifestyle. I rode my bike 50 minutes this morning and would have ridden further, but had some tire troubles.

I'll have both kids all day today. Healthy supper (Salsa-Black Bean Chicken) is already in the crockpot for my DD, DSIL, hubby and me and the kids. It's going to be another good day!!

  
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MARGARITTM 9/15/2013 8:31PM

    I drink at least 8 -9 glasses of water a day - year round - training or not. but I am always training. the day of the race not a ton before the race but some - they are usually in the early am .... so gotta confess must have coffee!

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BOOKAPHILE 9/15/2013 8:29PM

    This is a good report, not a slip-up. Weight bounces around. You're right not to be worried. Enjoy your Nephew's success and the time with your grandkids, and don't stress about that pound unless it gathers some friends!

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FROSTY99 9/15/2013 4:55PM

    Your nephew is certainly an inspiration and you should be so proud of him!

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BLUENOSE63 9/15/2013 4:24PM

  Sounds like a great race today to me! As for the fuelling, the is the biggest mystery to racing...you have to try a combination of gels, sport drink, shok bloks etc. Definitely a huge part is the hydration. You should start drinking around 80 oz of water per day the week before a race to be properly hydrated and then in the morning 12 oz of Sport drink etc. Google is full of great articles.

Nutrition can make or break the best athlete at any time!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/15/2013 3:46PM

    I'm impressed and inspired by your nephew!
You do such a great job of tracking your eating patterns/habits. Way to go!
Have a wonderful day with the kids.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/15/2013 3:43PM

    Figuring out just how much more is the right amount to fuel athletic endeavors is a completely separate puzzle from the initial weight loss one, isn't it? Congrats to Martin AND to you on a great weekend!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/15/2013 3:13PM

    Sounds to me like all is going well for both you and Martin.
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RUNNERRACHEL 9/15/2013 2:06PM

    Sounds like a good day. Fueling for long runs is tricky. Keep paying attention to how you feel.



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GABY1948 9/15/2013 1:12PM

    It SURE is...after all you are a woman and for some reason we can do the up and down thing for no apparent reason. I also understand not compensating your body for the extra calories burned...I balk at that and sometimes I win and sometimes I lose.

Have a wonderful Sunday, Marsha! emoticon

Oh, and GO Martin! I am proud of him too! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 9/15/2013 12:32PM

    Sodium, I'm sure -- that 1 pound is a phantom pound and will be gone tomorrow.

Must be a black bean moment, with my black bean chili soup: and it's absolutely delicious with the chopped fresh cilantro!!

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_LINDA 9/15/2013 11:52AM

    Congratulations to Martin! And to you too, for your total commitment to a healthy lifestyle and resisting temptations!
Enjoy your day!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 9/15/2013 9:57AM

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COCK-ROBIN 9/15/2013 9:24AM

    Wonderful!

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ONMYMEDS 9/15/2013 9:05AM

    Wow, nice job Martin!! Outstanding!!

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NATPLUMMER 9/15/2013 9:03AM

    I would suspect that the pound is water from muscle repair after the 11 miler.

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JOYINKY 9/15/2013 8:56AM

    I don't see any slips here at all! The scale is fickle and not always reporting reality. What a fantastic day! Give yourself time to recoup today and be well. emoticon

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