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Thursday, September 19, 2013

So, I went over my calories tonight. I guess the extra 300 calories wasnt that bad.
Afterall, it was in the form of protein and my struggle to reach my vitamin d, fiber and iron daily.
I am not succeeding.
Each day, I cannot tweak my diet to reach the goals.
So, I continue taking a supplement for each.
Which is good, but I am trying to figure out how to reach those needed goals in the form of food and still maintain my calories, protein and low sodium.
Today I have spent cleaning, as I said I would, I have two rooms still to go, and alot alot alot of junk to get rid of.
How many times have I written this same blog?
and no, I am not a hoarder, I just honestly dont know where the stuff comes from.
I must have cleaned out the same 6 drawers a dozen times.
Clothes seem to be the bulk of the junk.
So, I didnt walk today, I havent left the house, I awoke to pouring down rain.
And so, I rolled over and went right back to sleep. I will get my exercise today though.
I have been staying pretty busy all day and still have alot to do thruout the evening.
wishing all sparkers a great night.

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JUST_BRENDA 9/20/2013 5:35AM

    It's hard to think of walking when it's raining!
Yep, I get the cleaning/straightening/organizing cycle. It just never seems to end!

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IAMBIZI 9/19/2013 8:42PM


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JONEC14333 9/19/2013 6:42PM

    I agree that more protein is better than making it a 300 calorie oh...milkshake or something. It was only 300 calories. Don't stress. Clear out some space in front of your computer and do some of the videos...or get a WII fit, or some weights! Have a good one!

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BARBANNA 9/19/2013 6:39PM

    Glad you are using your time effectively! Now come to my house and do the same! emoticon emoticon

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JUSGETTENBY42 9/19/2013 6:37PM


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out of the saddle

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Got my walk in just in the nick of time this morning, because by the time I drove home, it was sprinkling the rain. The day turned dark and drizzly. Had to go do some grocery shopping and really messed up by not stopping for fresh produce, I did however get some grapes.
I have bananas, and apples, but not much else, so another trip to the local market is in order in the next few days.
So, now I am so so tired, dont know if it has just been the cooler rainy weather or what.
Going to do some major cleaning tomorrow night.
Time to really start purging the closets and spare rooms of unneeded junk.
I have sold my recumbant bike, which hadnt been getting too much use, and am hoping to instead find a good used weight bench with arm and chest press.
Or, a total gym, lol, which maybe or maybe not would be used much.
I do think the chest press would be used alot, I really want to start working harder on muscle toning.
I am going to set up a streak to work on my abdominals for 30 days and see if I see any changes.
This is my next focus, to begin to see not only pounds falling off again, but inches.
Its beyond time.
It was an overall pretty decent day.

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CAPECODBABE 9/19/2013 7:59AM

    You sound good, Val. Much more positive! emoticon

I need to start some strength training as well!

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JUST_BRENDA 9/19/2013 6:04AM

    Strength training is so important at our age as we lose muscle mass. You should be able to get in a few reps on a consistent basis. Maybe consult a trainer for getting you started on a program you can do at home. Your body will love you for it!

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TOOBUSY035 9/18/2013 9:08PM

    I love walking in the morning too. A personal trainer once told me that spot exercise don't work (which i really don't believe) but she said diet, cardio and weight training is the way to reduce.

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IAMBIZI 9/18/2013 9:05PM

    one day at a time!

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NEPTUNE1939 9/18/2013 8:27PM

    Squats, even if body weight squats, do more good than Abs exercises. emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 9/18/2013 8:25PM

    Good Job!!

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not much

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Feeling a little better today. Time to move on, from alot of drama and unneeded stress.
Hoping this works out for the best in the long run.
No walk today, oh how I wish I had found the time. But dentist appointment took up most of my day.
Enjoying the cooler days, hoping the rain holds off til I get in an early morning walk tomorrow.

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FRENCHSEAMS 9/18/2013 1:27PM


carry on! today is a new day

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JUST_BRENDA 9/18/2013 5:20AM

    Have a great one...

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BRADMILL2922 9/17/2013 11:53PM

    Glad you are feeling better and you can put the drama and stress behind you. Hope you can get your walk in!

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IAMBIZI 9/17/2013 8:09PM

    I am hoping that you will have an early morning walk!

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and the stinky socks and jockstraps!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

it was so hot today. when you think fall is in the air, think again. i am never surprised at these spurts of heat.
i was a football mom for 7 years. practices in the blazing sun. another practice in the evening, still hot out.
hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!!
i try to remind myself of this when i say its too hot or humid to go walking.
those kids out there, practicing with those big helmets and shoulder pads and spandex and polyester, yikes!!!
so why is it so hard for me to work up my courage to face and beat the heat?
well anyway, i havent tracked much today, im going to be pretty busy for the next 4 days.
will do the best i can.
everyone do likewise.

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CAPECODBABE 9/13/2013 7:52AM

    You are so right, we all need to hydrate.

I think our sudden Indian Summer is almost over and soon we'll (I'll) be complaining about the cold...

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JUST_BRENDA 9/13/2013 5:47AM

    Yeah, when it's really hot I stay indoors. I really don't like the heat. And the only way I can tolerate being in a sweat in the gym is by thinking of the shower afterwards.

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IAMBIZI 9/13/2013 12:56AM

    I sympathize with you. I hate being outdoors sweating...that is unless I already need a shower tehn I will work in the yard and get all sweaty.

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CHANGE4FIT 9/12/2013 10:06PM

    It is a good reality check to compare our fears with what others are doing as their reality....

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the streak is cracked

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

a little disappointed in myself tonight, skipped my walk, breaking my streak!!
my excuse, it was just too dang hot.
well, acutally humid. the humidity is just so blah.
but i will make up for it tomorrow. 9 days was a pretty good run.
tomorrow is a super busy day and i have to get up around 6am, getting ready for a long weekend.
not fun plans at all.
everyone have a good one.

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CAPECODBABE 9/11/2013 6:34AM

    9 days is great - sometimes the body needs a break.

It's going to be in the 90s here today with humidity! A heat advisory in September?

Going to get an early walk before it gets too hot.

Have a wonderful day!

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JUST_BRENDA 9/11/2013 5:51AM

    Do you have an alternative exercise for walking? It's challenging to meet our goals if we are restricted to only one specific acitivty.
Good luck onthe upcomingw/e

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NYARAMULA 9/11/2013 3:08AM

    I am like you, I hate breaking streaks. But guess what - this is your chance for a new challenge. Try and make this a longer streak than the one you broke. Push yourself to keep getting better and better. You can do it!

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IAMBIZI 9/10/2013 10:21PM

    what is going on this weekend?
sorry they won't be fun for you.

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DIONNE1972 9/10/2013 9:39PM

    hope tomorrow is good for you , get back on tract and have a Great day tomorrow.

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