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Tuesday, July 22, 2014


First day back to work after a 2 week vacation. I feel good. Work was busy. Had the potential to go to hell in a hand basket.......but it didn't. emoticon

Oh yeah.......weighed myself this morning. Down a whole pound. It's a start.


First walk in for ever....

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tonight I did it. Pushed away from the computer and took advantage of a gorgeous evening.
I used a new app on my phone...walking mate. It calculated my steps, distance and calories burned. So...I walked 5.6 km in 60 mins and burned approx 275 cal. yay! I mapped it out on SP's map...the distance was a little less as was the calories. Neither here nor there as far as I'm concerned. Either way, I am glad I did this. I feel great. I kept pace with my usually walking at a brisk pace. Saw some deer, and the beginnings of a beautiful sunset. Tonight, life is good.

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/20/2014 12:09AM

    Glad you got out there I love walking and to see a beautiful sunset, well, the perfect end to the day emoticon

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CAROL494 7/19/2014 11:22PM

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It's me..........again

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

So.......after a long hiatus from this site, thinking I might do better with WW on line program, I am back. Still going to follow WW, but I don't get the people connection on that site like I do here. My biggest road block continues to be tracking my meals! It is so friggin' tedious! And overtime, I just quit. Not sure how to keep that going. I've been able to maintain my weight at 161 for the last several months, but it is a weight I am not happy with being only 5'5". I would like to reach 135 (maybe 130). Specifically though, I really really want to reach 150 in time for my New Orleans trip September 2nd. Going to a conference, but took vacation time also, so with 2 other co-workers we will be there 11 days. I am currently taking some holiday/vacation time from work. I go back on the 22nd. I've spent 4 days being very idle while getting work done on the foundation of my house. I'm hoping they wrap it up today and then I can start my program and get serious about my life. Well, I am serious about my life, but get serious about my fitness goals and where I would like to be over the next few months. Life is usually good, and I don't want to compromise what I have. I intend to be around for many many years, if only to drive my boys crazy.

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MJRVIC2000 7/9/2014 12:03PM

    We need to do 3 things right in order to lose weight: Eat right; Exercise right; Change lifestyle. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Sunday is not my day of rest.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

After much procrastination today, I eeked out Day 6 of Insanity. As I wrote to a friend, I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. That is a quitting attitude BUT, I'm curious to see how much better I get the longer I do it, so I will persevere. I also found last night, this neat 100 Push Ups Program, and 200 Squats Program. There's also dips, but I think that can wait for a bit. I did the push up test and know where to start. The squat test I haven't done yet but plan on doing it.
Today I earned a trophy for exercise minutes for February. That was a nice little pick me up. I've tracked my food. Hm. Still need to eat some vegetables today. Guess I'll go do that now before it gets any later.
Keep on plugging.

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KA_JUN 2/24/2013 10:10PM

    Hey, you did it and put in the time, kudos! emoticon emoticon

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9 Days to Vacation

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Well, after procrastinating most of the afternoon, I have completed day 5 of the Insanity program. I laugh at the word completed though. I did the full 38 minute workout but so much slower. I wonder if it would be easier to do in the basement on the thin carpet down there rather than in the living room. Suicide jumps......well, I think I completed 5 during that segment. My co-worker says keep plugging. One day I will do 6, then 8, then 10.
I haven't been completely following my diet this weekend. Not that I've been over eating, but I know I have been eating enough. Last night I was out with my son and his girlfriend to a winter festival. We walked the site for 3 hours in total. I passed up the sugar pie for dessert but did have the meat pie, beans and bun. Coffee only. No alcohol. It was a decent night to be out by our winter standards. No wind at all. But after 3 hours, was feeling the chill.
In 9 days I'll be heading off to the Dominican for a 2 week vacation. That will keep me motivated to stay on track with the Insanity program. I always eat well when I'm away. Seafood, fruit and vegetables. I'm really looking forward to it and hope that I come back energized and motivated to keep on going.

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JO28352 2/23/2013 8:13PM

    Enjoy your vacation!

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