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Exercising Restraint

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This morning, while watching my dear granddaughter Natalie, I decided to get caught up with my SparkPeople strength training. Natalie was playing happily with PlayDough and I thought I could get in a set between checking on her.

Well, my first scheduled exercise was "Bridges." I kind of shut my eyes to concentrate on tightening all those muscles involved when suddenly there was 34 more pounds on me.

The last time this happened (maybe 2 months ago) it was push ups and I just had to quit. Might have to quit those even now. But the Bridges I could do with her on me. She thought it was really funny. I got an extra work out!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 12/16/2009 2:49PM

    Keep up the great work! emoticon

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/16/2009 8:29AM

    good job

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FRAN0426 12/15/2009 2:38PM

    Great job, you have more strength , nice way to find out with the precious granddaughter. We can amaze ourselves finding out how much more we can do when we keep up a good workout routine.

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RENA1965 12/15/2009 2:27PM

    I grab my son for donkey calf raises. 40kgs is okay, he holds on for dear life and asks if I am finished shortly lol..

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Gaining Confidence

Monday, December 14, 2009

My mom just left after a 10 day trip from Tucson to our home in central Florida. I cooked a lot, ate out a lot, had less time than usual for exercise, and my food tracking was spotty -- the worst tracking I've done in over a year. Yet, this morning I just weighed 131.8, my lowest weight in 32 years.

This experience is a big boost. I'm beginning to truly believe that I can maintain this weight!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 12/15/2009 7:30AM

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PO_PAZZA 12/15/2009 1:33AM

    Isn't it nice to know you can have fun, live normally and still keep from gaining weight. That's a true sign you've internalized what you need to know to do it forever.

Mary

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WALKINGANNIE 12/14/2009 6:21PM

    What a lovely boost for you - and well deserved. Congratulations.

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DONNABRIGHT 12/14/2009 5:43PM

    You did better than you thought you could - those habits come naturally now.

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ONTHEGOMO 12/14/2009 3:39PM

    That is wonderful. I've had similar things happen while on vacation. Maybe it is that we are distracted from thinking about eating? Just an idea. And, no doubt, being mindful helps, too. mo emoticon

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LADYHUNTER82 12/14/2009 3:36PM

    Wohoo! Way to go! Looks to me like you have down your nutritional goals real well.... and didn't even realize you were doing it! How neat is that! Congrats!!!!

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Great Present!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wow have I been blessed! My mom gave me a present I really like - a new bicycle. It's "flat foot" technology - I can stay on the seat at the stop signs with my feet on the ground - and its "pedal forward" design is really comfy. I did a couple miles yesterday and 6 today. A few leg muscles are letting me know they have been challenged, but not too sore.

There is a 7 mile trail close to my house, so it would be 14 miles round trip. Hope to try it this week. Just great to have another fun option for activity.

Hope all my SparkFriends are having a great December.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 12/14/2009 8:34AM

    What a wonderful gift! It really sounds like a fun way to get your daily dose of exercise.

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/14/2009 8:19AM

    That sound fun just don't over do it

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GRNISHADE 12/13/2009 9:04PM

    What fun!

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Mom's Here

Saturday, December 05, 2009

My mom is visiting from Tucson. That is wonderful. I don't get to see here near as often as I'd like. It's a long way from Tucson to central Florida.

I know, though, that there will be challenges over the next 10 days. It may be hard to get my exercise in as well as a lot of food challenges.

I'll do the best I can. May turn out okay. I'm definitely not letting this visit throw me for any length of time. If I have a gain, I'll address it immediately. Please understand if I'm not around very much here much during the visit.

  
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POLYANASUNSHINE 12/5/2009 8:35PM

    Enjoy your mom's visit. I wish my mom were here to visit with. emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 12/5/2009 8:23PM

    Have a wonderful visit with your mother! My mom passed away in 1985 and I always miss her; especially at Christmas!

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WALKINGANNIE 12/5/2009 12:02PM

    Hope you enjoy your family time. I'm sure that you'll find ways to deal with any challenges that come up. You might have seen the good list of everyday calorie-burning activities on http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_articles.asp?id=326 for days when you can't do 'proper' exercise.

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WALKINGANNIE 12/5/2009 12:02PM

    Hope you enjoy your family time. I'm sure that you'll find ways to deal with any challenges that come up. You might have seen the good list of everyday calorie-burning activities on http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_articles.asp?id=326 for days when you can't do 'proper' exercise.

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WALKINGANNIE 12/5/2009 12:02PM

    Hope you enjoy your family time. I'm sure that you'll find ways to deal with any challenges that come up. You might have seen the good list of everyday calorie-burning activities on http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_articles.asp?id=326 for days when you can't do 'proper' exercise.

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/5/2009 8:52AM

    That is great that your Mom is here

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JANDTSMOM 12/5/2009 8:00AM

    Enjoy your visit with your mom! Have fun and enjoy the time together! emoticon

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GRAMSIECAKES2 12/5/2009 7:59AM

    I wish I still have my mom to visit with. she passed in 1965...love her and enjoy here to the fullest...you will get your exercise in later

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Sweet Treat

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I was just really wanting something sweet, but healthy. I took 9 oz. of a huge sweet potato and microwaved it. I cracked 3 walnuts and put the pieces on the soft, warm orange flesh. I topped it with 1/8 cup Smucker's Breakfast Syrup sugar free (12.5 calories). It was delicious, very filling, and satisfied my desire for something sweet.

  
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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/5/2009 1:14AM

    MMMMM sounds very good!

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/4/2009 7:16PM

    sound great to me

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AQUAGIRL08 12/4/2009 12:20AM

    Sounds like a great way to get lots of nutrients! Especially vitamin A and potassium. Add in some fiber, some essential fats and voila, a nutritious treat. Can't get better than a sweet, satisfying treat that's good for you too!

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