Tuesday, December 10, 2013
It was a fun race! I completed it in 54 minutes! I usually walk about 20 minutes per mile. 3.2 in 54! Woo Hoo! Plus about 6 more miles to get to everything, parking etc. It was 32 degrees & snowed while Shania Twain was talking. She was grand marshall & lovely! A very timid woman, in my oppioin. Sweet & wonderful!
There were many entertainers before the walk. All fun & in the spirit of charity. The walk is to benefit & raise money for Opportunity Village, in Las Vegas. We also kept the title for Ginnis world record of most Santas in the world! This year the amount was 11,200+, up almost 1,000 from last year! London lost by just300 or so people. So next year we need to recite more, as a buffer!
I had taken my woo hoo, WILD THING, (she is MY mascot for our team, The Woo Hoo Lounge) plus my Spark People head dress, I made to promote SP. But it was SO windy, then snowing a little, I had to leave them all of in the car. OH! Well! There is always next year! I couldn't even hand out my Spark People business cards I printed up on my computer. We were all in mittens AND everything. I promote SP all the time, anyway.
The sun came out just in time for the race! Beautiful & welcomed! I finished in time to receive a long sleeve tee shirt from sponsor 5 Fox news! 2 years in a row, now! This year was my third year doing this race. (I missed 2011 as I was performing for Disney Legend, Lucille Martin, in her home during that race). I look forward to this race, all year, now! There were people walking that thought it would be easy, but said they will train for next year. Thanks to Spark People I have been training all year. I thought I might become a 1/2 marathon walker..... but ZUMBA is more fun for me! Speaking of Zumba, I'm flying! I have class soon!
Thanks for your support, reading & commenting! Happy, healthy, wealthy & prosperous New Year!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
OK! So to say we had a blast is an understatement! We have SO much in common! WOW! Fun day, but VERY rainy & rather cold (46 degrees) when we went to the Neon Museum. Since we had walked, & got rained on, we were drenched & pretty wet! But we had fun anyway! Such lovely people! I am pleased to be able to call them "MY FIRST". Eating lunch was great, they eat like I do, again, WOW! We are 'lifers' as far as SP goes!
When I came home my DH had dinner & a fire built for us, we watched 1 of our favorite shows.... 'LIE TO ME' & cuddled & relaxed.
All in all yesterday was a 10, if you were to ask me!
I'm a little tired today, so only Sheppard Pilates & walking LUCY. Laundry, too! I'm off to it!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Not sure what is happening... so I thought I would blog about it! MY support system, is SP. (I am SO excited, I am actually going to meet a SP person in the physical, this weekend! Sometimes I wonder if there are REAL people out there, or not! HAHA! This could be all internet generated! After all, the computer knows which ads to send me!)
It's funny, this is the second blog I have written today, my computer shut off in the middle of writing my last 1! Hopefully I will be able to get this out before it happens again!
I woke up in a fog, today. Fuzzy headed. I think I maybe trying to get back into my exercise program, pre injury, too quickly. I am ravenous! I ate GREAT healing foods.... just WAY too much of them! Thank goodness for my veggie packs! I ALWAYS take them with me on ice, whenever I go out of the house. I was tempted with Mcdonalds McMuffin. I knew I was in trouble, then because I KNEW I should not be hungry, I had a GREAT satisfying breakfast, before Zumba. But as I was shopping for Christmas... it just hit me.... hunger. More water? I'm already drinking at least 10 cups a day! I had a piece of gum, no sugar OR arti sweeteners... but that didn't do it either. So I went to Trader Joes & sat in the parking lot & ate my veggies, water, cheese stick, & whole grain crackers, (my lunch) & that helped, a little!
Maybe it was the Christmas shopping. As a kid I would always go out to lunch when I went Christmas shopping. I came home & had a decent dinner... just too much. I am 1 of those people who never feel full. The only way I stop is because I KNOW I should be full. I am missing an enzyme. I have to be careful!
I returned home last Thursday. I have taken 3 zumba classes, hiked in 35 mph winds for 6 miles & shopped ALLOT. Maybe that has something to do with it. Truly not sure! At least I have STOPPED, before it got any worse! I am still tracking... about 2,000 cals today! I generally stay at 1500. It has been an interesting adjustment, going back to my pre falling down exercise.
I think I am ready to go to bed, even though it is still early! I hope to come out of the fog, by tomorrow! I have 2 Zumba classes! I am also working during all of this.
Thanks for listening! I'm feeling better, just knowing you are here! I watched 3 weeks of Biggest loser, tonight. I do not agree with HOW they lose weight, BUT the show REALLY keeps me motivated to remember my goals AND feel if they can do it, so can I! I am only 4 # above my goal, (again) At least as of this morning. I'm sure to be afraid to get on tomorrow.... I think I'll wait till Friday, my 'normal' day to weight in. Maintain is harder than loosing, for me! How about you?
PS... I have included these photos so I can REMEMBER how far I have come!!!!
A photo from a month ago
This is my 2005 Christmas dress, I am able & will wear it for the holidays THIS year, too!
Before SP, 2011
Friday, November 15, 2013
WOW! The changes I have gone through these past 20 months, are amazing! I am just SO happy! Spark People changed my life, my world & many around me, because I inspire my family & friends AND that feels wonderful!
My arm injury in Sept. helped me realize I need to slow don a little bit. I gained 6 above my goal weight, but now I am getting back to it! Already down 2# from then. My arm is almost completely well, just being careful lifting things! This injury showed me I was eating & working off the cals with exercise. I am able to maintain with all the exercise. BUT I need to remember to "BE REAL" with food & exercise. I didn't go over my tracker calories, but not being as active had a toll on my weight. Learning to maintain is REALLY hard for me! But SO worth it!
My friend N*, fell & broke her right arm, as some of you know. I went to help her & she is doing GREAT! She said I have inspired her to contuine her yoga & start walking. I kept up with what works for me, and being around her, she saw how healthy I eat. She has always eaten VERY healthy. Breaking an arm, doesn't make it easier, but we both learned how to use our left hands. She is also continuing with writing with her left hand, also. We feel if we can already do things that way, to keep it up & be more balanced!
My sweetheart is doing well, it was a little bit hard for him while I was gone. He is still healing from back surgery. But better!
So I am off to my world & all the fun things I love to do. Working & playing... a zumba party tonight! LUCY walk, weather is lovely!
A quote on my "yogi" tea bag today.... "THE UNIVERSE IS THE STAGE ON WHICH YOU DANCE, GUIDED BY YOUR HEART"
LOVELY! Happy dancing!!! Let's go out AND create our lives like we dream of it being! You can do this, we all can help each other!
Sparkling day to all of you, reading!
Here are 2 photos from our walk at the Hunginton Library! Nov. 7
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