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Patience is a virtue

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

This journey is so much more than a competition with the scale, but it sure is nice when you are on the winning end of that competition. My battle scar has kept me from doing a few of the everday activities I have been doing, but I am not going to let it stop me dead in my tracks. I think I have found the key to my calorie intake dilema. I was kind of over/under and back and forth for a week or so, but I have found that if I make three meals at nearly the same calorie value, and have fruits/veggies/grains and a little protein at each meal, I am doing pretty good. I stay satisfied and never feel too hungry or cheated. I am still a little frutstrated at night, right around 4th meal time, but I am now just going to bed earlier. Instead of staying up till 1am, I am laying down around 9:30, right about the time I used to start eating till I dropped. It has been a little bit of a struggle to get myself to fall asleep without food to make me pass out. But I am noticing once I do go to sleep, I sleep really well, all night, and have been having good dreams for the first time in a long time. So, for today all seems well in the world. Almost makes up for the fact that my poor mans Wii fit I bought yesterday at Goodwill didn't come with a power cord! I'm not letting that stop me, I'm calling the company and attempting to get a replacement cord, I'm sure I can get one. Well beautiful people, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I enjoyed mine very much. Not really ready to say good bye to summer yet, but I have a feeling this winter is not going to get the best of me this year. I think with all of my newfound activities and overall peace in life, I will make this the best winter ever! Have a blessed day, and don't ever give up, this is the path less traveled, and it will make all the difference.

  
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WENDYLEE15 9/7/2011 4:19PM

    Good for you.It's great you are figuring out what works for you.I still have my nightly snack. emoticon Don't know that I will ever give that up..it's just healthier now emoticon Well keep on doing what your doing and having those good dreams.
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FREETHEGODDESS 9/7/2011 12:44AM

    Thanks for posting this. I really needed to read it. I am a night owl and used to munch on junk at night until I passed out in front of the t.v. Now I stay up late on Sparkpeople so I am not eating like I used to but, I still get hungry when I stay up late and I am not getting enough sleep. I will really put in some effort to get to bed earlier. I know that it will help me have more energy with my workouts as well.
Thanks for the reminder that I need to sleep more and eat less.

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ME_HERE_NOW 9/6/2011 10:03PM

    i love the tactic of going to bed early and need to try it myself!!

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/6/2011 4:33PM

    emoticon Yaaay!

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 9/6/2011 11:02AM

    I wish you luck and success. Keep up the positive attitude and you will reach your goals.

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Score!!!

Monday, September 05, 2011

I picked up a basket full of goodies at Goodwill today for $24.00!! I can't believe it. Cute fairy town for my niece, seeds and pots for my sister in law, a really neato Redwoods inspired, handmade vase for my brother, beautiful painting for my dining room, and baby clothes for my new niece/nephew that will be here in a few weeks. ALSO I picked up this poor man's version of Wii fit, it has yoga, cardio, strength, walking, long jump, dance, bowling, fishing and more. I can't wait to try it out. As soon as my hubby's movie is over it's on!!! The coolest part, I only paid five bucks for it!!! If it works, I got the score of a lifetime!!

  
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HIPPICHICK1 9/6/2011 7:32AM

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WENDYLEE15 9/6/2011 6:44AM

    Awesome..I just love thrift shopping..I try to go every Wednesday..so much fun !! Great job on the bargains..whoo hoo =] !!

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BUTTERFLYAT38 9/5/2011 11:45PM

    Wii fit..let me know what you think of it!! great bargain. emoticon

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GODDESS181 9/5/2011 7:39PM

    Good shopping. Hope it works!
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I earned my first battle scar!! We are warriors!!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

On my second bike ride of the day today, this is what happened when I tried to come up onto a curb:



Do you think I was embarrased? Nope, I just kept going, finished my ride, cleaned up, and realized this might be the first of many little bumps on this new road. You know, I'm kind of proud for some reason ;)! I think it hurt my husband more than me!

  
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ME_HERE_NOW 9/6/2011 10:04PM

    owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwie! hope it's feelin betta every day!

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/6/2011 12:08AM

    Zooie-MaMa! Ouchie! You are a warrior! emoticon Neosporin! emoticon

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HIPPICHICK1 9/5/2011 3:05PM

    Ouch!!!
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You warrior, you!!
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WENDYLEE15 9/5/2011 7:11AM

    Ouchy!! Well make sure it doesn't get infected!! You just keep going like the energizer bunny!! Keep on going..your doing so WONDERFUL!!
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EAGLES_WINGS 9/5/2011 6:28AM

    Wow, take care of that. Good for you for keeping going! emoticon

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AJHALL11281 9/5/2011 2:26AM

    ouchie!! I hope it heals good for you and doesn't cause too much of an achy pain. WTG on keeping on with the ride though. I probably would have puked from the blood haha

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_ROODIE_ 9/5/2011 2:15AM

  ouch! I looked at that and my whole body cringed for you! If it had been me, I'd have been on the ground crying for a good while cause I'm a big baby when it comes to pain.

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VALERIEMAHA 9/4/2011 11:59PM

    YIKES! That has to smart!!!

Next time I'm on the left coast I'm bringin' KaliMa, my warriormobile. I wanna' go riding with you!!!
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Morningcisers

Sunday, September 04, 2011

I am officially part of a new society, the Morning Exercise Society, or MES as I fondly call us. I am starting to notice a kind of commeraderie feeling on the streets, early in the morning as everyone out is walking, running, or riding around the neighborhood. Maybe it's just me, but I do sense a more friendly, "hi, howya doing" kind of spirit out there. It sure beats the "get out of my way" one I usually feel in the stores around town. I know my newfound zest for life is coloring everything in my life rosy, but this is quite a nice group to be a part of. Didn't make my six mile mark today, I think I could have done it, but I was too busy enjoying my ride to really focus on pushing for distance. I didn't really know how far I rode until I got home, it was only .2 miles longer than my usual route, but that's OK, it was a really beautiful way to start my day. Found some killer good looking recipes on here last night, can't wait to try. One was a chicken enchilada casserole and another honey mustard chicken, both by Chef Meg, I love that lady. One of my fast break goals is to try a new recipe once a week, so I think I have a good idea which direction to head in this week. I also made it to stage two of this program. I had kind of forgot that there were stages!! I know that sounds funny, I was just so focused on my little daily goals that I spaced it. But I guess I am on stage two now. Pretty cool, because I am definitely wanting to get more detailed info on nutritionally balanced meals, and appropriate levels of exercise for my size. I try some things, like the videos on here and they are just too advanced for me, but I get bored of doing the same thing everday, so I need variety to keep me happy. OK luvies, hope your weekend is going splendidly.

  
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IILAAD65 9/4/2011 8:51PM

    I think MES sounds like a GREAT team here!!! :)

I love working out in the morning.. it gives me energy for the day and gets my brain thinking clearly.

You have a such a great spirit!!

Beth

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GODDESS181 9/4/2011 5:13PM

    Sounds like you are in the groove. Enjoy!
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WENDYLEE15 9/4/2011 2:19PM

    That sounds so great!! What a way to start the day!!It sets the mood for the rest of your day to be awesome!! I am so lovin the positive attitude you have towards everything!! I can't wait to see how far you go..I just know that your going to go FAR!!
Big hugs and smiles
Take care
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DESERTFLOWER8 9/4/2011 12:47PM

    GREAT GREAT GREAT! You sound so joyful..and after all, isn't that what this is all about? Happy Sunday..enjoy your day..your week..your new recipes...and your new and exhilerating life! :)

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TEMPERANCE88 9/4/2011 12:46PM

    Sounds like a great society! :D I'm so glad you're doing well and feeling rosy. Keep up the AMAZING work!

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VALERIEMAHA 9/4/2011 12:21PM

    Or (hahahaha)...how about "Morning Exercise Society Sisters YAY"...'cause this process of moving toward increasing wellbeing and loving care of self is...very, very MESSY! It's not neat like brushing and flossing teeth, dusting surfaces, organizing materials for exam study, etc.

Rather it's a series of hits-and-misses, of joy in making progress, of starting-stopping, of encouragement from others on the same MESSY journey, of three steps forward-two backwards, of slowly learning more and more about whole, organic, nutritionally dense foods, of trying too hard and burning out, of seeing the results of consistency in strength training and cardio...you get the picture -- MESSY!

Couldn't resist...sorry if it comes across as too silly! Oh, and I notice you have two SparkSisters who I consider to be VIS's -- HIPPICHICK and RIDMYCOCOON, which leads me to conclude that you TOO are a VIS!

Press on through all the ups-and-downs, all the MESSY-ness, toward the Prize -- a healthy and vibrant body-spirit-mind, living a life-style that lovingly supports you AND the planet!

Blessed be!
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BTW, I did a little sleuthing and found that you live close to the capitol, where I spent several important years of my life, in the state of my birth. That, coupled with the VIS, compels me to befriend you!




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The Spark Affect

Saturday, September 03, 2011

OK, how, why, what? I don't know, BUT it seems that SP is rubbing off on my husband?!?! So you all don't know my husband, and I won't go into detail, but let's just say healhty motivation doesn't flow through his veins naturally! He works hard, he is truck driver and when he comes home he really likes to relax. I have been asking him to exercise and eat better for about 6 years now, and somehow we have managed to avoid both. WELLLL, yesterday I asked him if he wanted to eat what I was eating for breakfast, cottage cheese, whole wheat toast, grapefruit and orange juice. He said yes!! OK that was pretty awesome, because a normal breakfast for him will consist of something sugary, sweet and lots of it. So that was yesterday, then today when I got home from work he had the laundry done, bills paid, went to the bank, ran and emptied the dishwasher, mopped the kitchen floor, made the bed and vacumed??? What?? Who is this? Where did my husband go and who is this imposter?! OK, I am obviously shocked. Stupified is a better description for what I am going through right now. I guess listening to me talk about all of my goals and watching me make little changes has sparked something in him. I have begged and pleaded for years for this kind of help around the house. If this is what the future is going to look like........sign me up!! I think I can handle this!! emoticon emoticon

  
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MEADSBAY 9/4/2011 12:32PM

    That man deserves a special kind of sparkgoodie!
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SAPHRAEL 9/4/2011 10:07AM

    Wonderful!

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FREETHEGODDESS 9/4/2011 1:34AM

    You need to give him a Sparkgoodie!
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GODDESS181 9/4/2011 1:20AM

    Thanks for sharing the great development. Sparks are flying every where!
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DESERTFLOWER8 9/3/2011 9:24PM

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, that is just so AWESOME! Give him a big hug for all of us!

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/3/2011 9:11PM

    ha, ha, hee, hee the light has seeped! emoticon You must have been like a deer in headlights! Good for him! What a sweetie! emoticon

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HIPPICHICK1 9/3/2011 8:41PM

    Congrats for sparking your sweetie!!
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WENDYLEE15 9/3/2011 7:09PM

    That is soooo great..can you find one like that for me.. emoticon....How much better can you get than that..it seems every day brings another new reason to love Spark!! I am so happy for you.gotta love all the positivity going around here..it's contagious emoticon emoticon emoticon

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