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Mustache Dash 5k

Monday, November 24, 2014

I made it to the end.....not fast, (58 minutes) but I made it. This photo is with the other walkers on our team.
This one is with my daughter who ran the race.
It was lots of fun. The weather was chilly in the upper 30s but I'd prefer that to a hot day for a fast walk. It was a rather hilly course, and the surprise of the day was when I checked my fitbit at the end of the day and it said I'd climbed 40 flights of stairs. I only went up and down stairs 3 times in the day, so almost all of that was during the race. No wonder I was slower than what it normally takes me to walk 5k.
Oh, and I placed third for my age group......I wasn't the only one that walked the race instead of running!

  
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SUNSHINE192DAY 11/24/2014 5:25PM

    Way to go and you're not slow, you're wonderful!

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TERI-RIFIC 11/24/2014 1:22PM

    emoticon That's the way to get out there and have fun. I have a pic on my page that says 6 minutes or 16 minutes- a mile is still a mile! And 3 miles is a long way, especially with hills! Congrats on third place. I love the stache!

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NHES220 11/24/2014 12:42PM

    Way to go! Good for you for getting out there! I hope you do more of them!

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Shopping

Friday, September 26, 2014

I'm not a 'shopper' type of person but today was a bit of an exception. I went to a small town about a half hour's drive away that I hadn't been to before. I went to buy pottery supplies at a supplier that a friend told me about. I'm so glad to have found this place, good selection and great prices. The surprise though was all the wonderful galleries and shops in this town of 1000 people or less. The main art gallery was having an invitational exhibit and had artists from all over the US. I was wowed by the quality of the work!

Before leaving town I decided to stop at a little vintage shop that looked interesting. I used to avoid places like that when I was 80 pounds heavier. I always felt like a 'bull in a china shop' with the narrow aisles with so many things that could easily fall to the floor. Today was so much easier and when the owner showed me some jackets she had just gotten in, I found that many were in my size! Before, I was always scared that a 'helpful[' sales person would point out that they didn't carry things in my size. Long story short, I ended up with a 'dressy' jean jacket and a silk scarf to wear with it.

  
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FLORIDASUN 11/2/2014 8:33AM

    Don't you just LOVE it when you try new adventures and are delighted with the outcome? I love when that happens! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 9/28/2014 7:05PM

    What a wonderful day you had!
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MAINEALI 9/27/2014 10:50AM

    What a fabulous trip in so many ways! emoticon

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NEVERGIVEUP57 9/27/2014 4:59AM

    I'm sure the feeling was one to always remember and so happy for you. Maybe take a picture with your new jacket and scarf and share with us - very exciting...

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SHARON10002 9/27/2014 12:29AM

    Sounds like a great way to spend an Autumn day! What a couple of terrific NSV to end your week with! Hope you feel wonderful in your new jacket and scarf!

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FITGRANDMA120 9/26/2014 10:53PM

    Good for you walking out with a reward coat and scarf for all your hard work

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MNABOY 9/26/2014 10:40PM

    Isn't that a great feeling! You earned it too.

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TERI-RIFIC 9/26/2014 8:55PM

    Sounds so nice! You should post a pic of the jacket and scarf.

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KIWIANN 9/26/2014 8:19PM

    emoticon That sounds like a fabulous day!! I love finding small towns full of treasures like that!! Any chance that you will be entering your work in that art gallery?

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KEEPITUP62 9/26/2014 7:40PM

    What an awesome finish to a great day of shopping. Congrats on getting a new jacket and scarf.

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More exercise, more food

Monday, May 05, 2014

I joined the 'Eat Up, Slim Down' challenge to try to see just how my food intake relates to my exercise.
This week I'm trying to walk 5 or 6 miles each day and then consume at least the lower range of calories according to the nutrition tracker. Most days I'd like to eat mid-range just to see how I do with that much food. I'm counting all the miles as recorded on my Fitbit, not just the intentional exercise miles. I think this is a more accurate measure of my activity level and it does reward me for parking farther from the door when shopping, etc. I hope to learn more about my metabolism.

This is day four of my plan and I'm enjoying it. My muscles are complaining a bit after walking but I don't wake up stiff the next morning so I don't think I'm over doing.

  
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SUNSHINE192DAY 5/20/2014 10:18PM

    Good idea! I should try the same thing!

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ABETTERBETTY 5/5/2014 10:21PM

    I also am increasing my mileage this week. I have reached a plateau and hope the increased workout will help jumpstart my weight loss again. But I haven't lowered my intake. I will try just the increased mileage first before I change my intake. Sounds like you have a good plan!

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ROXYZMOM 5/5/2014 9:58PM

    This sounds great!

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PAMSPARKS 5/5/2014 7:22PM

    Sounds like you're on a good path! Best of luck on your fitness journey!

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MAINEALI 5/5/2014 7:18PM

    I love a good plan! Good for you!

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KIWIANN 5/5/2014 5:45PM

    Sounds great! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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NEED2LOSEN2010 5/5/2014 5:39PM

    Sounds like a good plan!
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Goal oriented behavior

Monday, April 28, 2014

I always seem to do better when I blog about my goals, even though the goals don't really change. I guess I could just say 'ditto' to the last set of goals I posted. But strictly for my own accountability, my goals from now until the end of May are:
1. walk 10,000 steps a day
2. eat between 1400 and 1500 calories per day with roughly equal amounts of calories from carbs, fats, and proten.
3. eliminate all sweets for at least a week to get cravings under control, then consume occasionally
4. take multi vitamin, co-Q 10, B complex, D, fish oil, proteolytic enzymes.
5. introduce a small amount of psyllium into my diet for more fiber
6. plan some fun meals to make all this more enjoyable

  
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SUNSHINE192DAY 5/1/2014 12:46PM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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MAINEALI 4/29/2014 12:26PM

    I know what you mean about goals seeming to never change. I thought that too but suprisingly enough they actually do get tweaked a bit as I go along. Good luck with your goals. I know you can do it!

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MARYBETH4884 4/28/2014 3:05PM

    Great goals!

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  Working with goals are the only way to go! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 4/28/2014 8:30AM

    Looks like you have a good plan.
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50 days until Spring (March 20)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What can I accomplish by then?
I'd like to be at least 10 pounds lighter but sometimes I have little control over what the scale says.
My goals are: eat no more than 1500 calories per day and track all my food every day.
exercise 30 minutes per day 6 days per week.

OK, it seem I'm saying the same thing over and over again! Sorry to anyone who reads this! I seem to need to keep reminding myself.

  
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MESEATURTLE 1/31/2014 11:25PM

    Needed the reminder too ! Thank u !! Good luck !!

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SHARON10002 1/31/2014 11:23PM

    There's nothing wrong with repeating things you want to do to keep them fresh in your mind.
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CAPT_BUTTERFLY 1/30/2014 6:07PM

    Remind yourself as much as you need to. If i don't write things down they are gone out of my head the next minute. Lots of people recommend making a weekly blog or post about what goals you want to achieve for the week. they can be the same all the time if that's what you need to succeed.

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SUNSHINE192DAY 1/30/2014 9:08AM

    Don't apologize! It's totally ok to remind yourself and emoticon

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    Keep reminding yourself. emoticon

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NEW_PARADIGM 1/29/2014 6:18PM

    These are for you, make them say what you need to hear (And benefit from your reminders, too!)
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ROXYZMOM 1/29/2014 6:07PM

    Looks realistic to me! Let's go!!

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