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Hello Routine!

Friday, August 29, 2014

After the past month of no routine and being all over the place I have learned that routines are heaven! August was a month of CHAOS with no routine in my life what so ever. I only have two weeks and then I will be away again for 10 days. Today I will set a routine I want to follow for the the next 18 days before I leave for Texas. And the 10 days I am in Texas my goal is to log into Spark People for the 10 days just to keep me focused on where I want to be.

Routines make it easier for me to stay on track, but it seems as if I just start to get in the groove, things are going fine..wham..routine goes out the window not for just one day but what feels like weeks. I find that family is the biggest routine buster I have, so the challenge is to put my routine and what is important to me first. Too long I have looked after others and moved things around to make their lives easier. This is my time and I will learn to put myself first.

  
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COMPCHIC52 8/29/2014 12:31PM

    I get so busy it seems like I fail at everything. what I can say is keep on keeping on no matter what doing good today bad tomorrow it does not matter just keep on. Keep coming to spark every morning because I am telling you that is a big boost for the day. emoticon emoticon

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QUEENIEBELLE 8/29/2014 11:59AM

    So true! We all need especially a fitness routine come "heck" or high water. That's what I'm working on too. emoticon Other people find a way and so can we! You have a great plan- emoticon

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TATTER3 8/29/2014 11:49AM

    I SO agree!! I have more self control when my days are in control! Keep Sparkin'

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/29/2014 10:59AM

    I know what you mean - I am definitely feeling the need for routine at this time - thanks goodness school starts next week and we can all get back on a routine

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JENNEINAZ 8/29/2014 10:47AM

  Routines can be simple. Try not to stress too much.

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MJRVIC2000 8/29/2014 10:42AM

    Remember, whatsoever we sow, that is what we shall reap. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Feeling like a Fraud!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ok that is it, the fitbit is being unsynced from my fitness tracker. I feel like a fraud with the thropy that Sparkpeople has awarded. Now to find away to remove them, and I will manually track my fitness minutes. Technology is not always good. Today I am tired of feeling like I am bursting at my seams, and need to find a way to feel comfortable in my own skin.

  
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CHERYL_ANNE 7/29/2014 2:28PM

    What's most important is that you do what works for you.

I understand what you're saying. I also have my Fitbit synced and am seeing higher incentive trophies from SparkPeople.

Since I track my walking in a different program, I know how much I'm actually doing.

I also do not "eat back my calories", so it doesn't matter how many I burn - I'm still eating in the same range each day.





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JENNEINAZ 7/29/2014 9:35AM

  You may not have exercised with intent for those minutes but you did do all those steps. I think you should keep the trophy.

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SUSANSPAINTBOX 7/29/2014 8:49AM

    I felt like a fraud as the fitness minutes were a grand t.otal of all the steps in a day, and I want to log my fitness minutes as actual work out time. So in order for me to earn a 1000 minutes trophy in 30 days I would have to work out way more than I want.

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COASTAL6 7/29/2014 1:44AM

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COMPCHIC52 7/28/2014 11:33PM

    what do you mean about the award. if you did steps then why feel like a fraud? emoticon

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Refocusing

Friday, July 25, 2014

After a very emotional charged week, I was pleased to see that there was no weight gain as I reverted back to emotional mindless eating. Good news I nipped it in the bud and the lesson learned is that I need to do my exercise in morning. It sets the tone for my whole day. The other challenge I have this next week is a whole week with no Facebook. That means no facebook games, messenger or anything related to facebook. It should be an interesting week!

  
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LIVINGFORNOW 7/28/2014 5:10PM

    I'm glad you were able to get back on track. I'm on one of those weeks right now. I hope it all goes well!

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SUSANSPAINTBOX 7/27/2014 10:50AM

    Thanks everyone!

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COMPCHIC52 7/27/2014 1:02AM

    emoticon emoticon I am a facebook kinda person but since spark I hardly use facebook. I put more time into spark there is so much more here to learn about me. we can keep ya busy who needs facebook. we all go a little nuts on food sometimes . You have since took charge again . good for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Another learning curve.

Monday, July 21, 2014

I had to slow down the running, as my calves tightened up so bad. So according to the reading I was doing, it said to stretch them out several times a day and rest them. My husband had his four days which blew my routine and good eating habits. I allowed stress eating to enter into may day which starts a vicious cycle but I break that today. My girlfriend had asked me to come to Texas in September but I kept putting off making a decision. After some soul searching I know it because of my weight I would not commit. I have now committed to going to see her and it will be fun. I have also recommitted to my healthy choices and set a weight loss goal for the day I leave. I have decided to allow another week before I start running but I committed to walking 6 out of 7 days and strength training every other day. Learning to retrain the brain is always hard, as it likes the easy track. Too bad brain, it is good for you to do the hard!

  
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QUEENIEBELLE 7/21/2014 7:00PM

    emoticon emoticon I have felt the same way about having friends see me. Just going anyway is the way to live life. Do the best you can before you go and continue on- that's all we can do. Make sure you're getting your water and also potassium to help stave off those cramps. Good going on the walking and running! emoticon

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FANCYSTITCH 7/21/2014 2:36PM

    Proud of you. Go, have fun and enjoy life!

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DREAMSEEKER9 7/21/2014 1:42PM

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ELRIDDICK 7/21/2014 12:22PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Day 3 of C25K

Sunday, July 06, 2014

My legs are asking me what I am thinking!! My answer is making you strong and fit, the soreness will disappear. Feeling strong is a sensation that you deserve. After walking faithfully the last few months I have decided to try the c25k program to up my cardio. Exercise is so much easier for me compared to cleaning up my diet. This week I will not only continue with the exercise but I will set goals regarding the tracking of my food. There is a book I want on Amazon and that will be my reward at the end of this week for tracking every day and staying with my exercise plan!

  
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XRSIZE16 7/9/2014 11:48AM

    Good for you for setting goals! Doing a 5K is a great plan for the summer. Have you picked one out yet?

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C67241 7/6/2014 10:51AM

    I love your spirit, keep it up...and yes you are getting stronger by the day, and you deserve a good book emoticon

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