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O yeah, TOTALLY bailed!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

okay, so i have not blogged since february - and that was probably the last time I even logged onto spark! Horrible, huh?? But, on a good note - though I was not sparking, I was continuing with my healthy habits. I have lost more weight - I actually finally after 7 years broke the 150 mark!!!!!!!!! It was only to 149, but still, I was ecstatic! I think that I gained a pound or two back, but am scared to check - hee hee

I have not gone to the gym, I did not renew my membership, but I still walk/jog or elliptical at least 4-5 times per week. I am eating fairly well, but certainly not as good as I did when I used the tracker.

Feeling a slump right now with the weather - I just want warm weather to get here! I get sooooo bored when it is crappy out and there is nothing to do other than housework, it makes me want to eat. This is the 3rd weekend I am climbing the wallls with boredom - I am gonna be in trouble if I don't get a handle on it! hee hee But on the flip side, my house is really clean at the end of it all! :)

I hope that everyone is well and successful in their journey - I am going to try to be better at checking in here! But I am supposed to be online finding the firing order for my husband's truck spark plugs right now, so I had better get to it! Love to ya all!!!

  
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TBAXTERLMT 4/5/2009 5:25AM

    I bailed too and really should check back on a regular basis. It was great to see you yesterday outside of work... I really enjoyed it and know Ab's did too :)

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FISEFTON 4/4/2009 3:13PM

    Welcome back. I've been a bit in limbo too but am ready to get back on track now that April is here - along with the April Showers!

Take care
Fiona

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KIMBA39 4/4/2009 9:43AM

    I've bailed in the past too - but I always come back because it WORKS!

Congrats on hitting the 150 mark. Don't worry if you added another pound or two, you now know that you can do it!

Hope to see you around soon! emoticon

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DDOORN 4/4/2009 9:40AM

    How wonderful it is to see you coming back to the SPARK!

And in your own way, you seem to be doing plenty of SPARKING these days...it's super to see you SHARING your spark too!

Keep up the super job! :-)

Don

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LFLFLPLP 4/4/2009 8:59AM

    Good to see you back here!! And that's wonderful that you broke the 150, it doesn't matter by how much. And even if you've gained and gone over, it's something just to see the number isn't it? When I broke a milestone number myself it motivated me all the more to keep going.

Hope to see you around here more. emoticon

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Water Woes

Thursday, February 12, 2009

So, I am REALLY trying to get my 8+ water in a day. I am on a new med for my blood pressure with a diuretic in it...........I HAVE TO PEE ALL THE TIME!!! It is seriously driving me crazy! Thank goodness I don't work alone, cuz I have to leave like every 15-20 minutes to go to the bathroom. It makes me not want to drink, but I know that I have to. It is soooooooo frustrating.

On a less whiny note, I am really doing pretty well with the exercise. It is rainy and dreary today, which makes me sluggish, but I went to the gym anyway. I am really trying to pick up the pace on the treadmill, as I see so many people that are jogging/running and I want to get there! I did 4.2 mph today, which is probably the last step before I need to jog. I could only handle it for like 3 minutes though. I will get there though!!!!

  
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TBAXTERLMT 2/21/2009 6:48AM

    I feel so out of touch yet so close??? Sorry. I have not been on here very much lately and when I am still trying to catch up on emails from when we were away... You are doing AWESOME in case I haven't told you lately :)

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DDOORN 2/12/2009 4:06PM

    4.2 is clipping along pretty well! 4 is my baseline and I know I don't push myself often enough to go more than that...especially now that I'm working on doing more "hands-free" treadmilling. I've gone up to 5 or 6 on occasion if the mood / song inspires me...but that's for only 3-5 mins. at a time.

Back to the drearies around here, c'mon SPRING already! :-)

Don

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FISEFTON 2/12/2009 2:42PM

    If you drink more you will actually (in theory) need to pee less as your bladder gets used to being fuller. I'm still waiting for that theory to kick in but, saying that, I go to the loo about once an hour regardless of how much, or little, I drink.

Way to go on the 4.2 mph. I calculated it to be about 6.75km/hr which is just under the 6.8km/hr I can do as a REALLY fast walk. I hope you didn't have your incline set too high but if you did, that could be why you could only do 3 minutes. Take it easy with intervals at first. Try doing 4.2mph for 1 minute and then rest at about 3.5mph for 2 minutes.

Take care
Fiona

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my weekend off the healthy train

Monday, February 09, 2009

I did not just step off the train this past weekend - I took a flying leap!!!!! hee hee In this time of economic struggles, I am really trying to pare down the grocery bill - difficult to do while trying to feed three men! But, they all take lunches every day, and the snack foods can be costly. SO, i brilliantly decided that I would try to bake something each week for lunches. I made frosted sugar cookies on Sunday morning. PROBLEM - when I buys snacks I buy stuff that they like and I do not, and so I do not ever feel inclined to eat it. I unfortunately LOVE sugar cookies, and ate seven yesterday. Yes my friends, I said SEVEN. My husband was waiting for me to go into a diabetic coma by the end of the night. I just could not seem to control myself - I was driven my this horrid sugar need, like some sort of addict. I did no exercise either - awful!!!!! But I woke up this morning renewed, resisted the urge to bring cookies to work.

Okay, there was my confession. I am now returned to the straight and narrow.

  
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TBAXTERLMT 2/10/2009 4:34AM

    You allowed yourself a simple pleasure... NOW get back to our lifestyle change :) love you!

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FISEFTON 2/9/2009 3:32PM

    OK, so you leapt off the wagon yesterday BUT you climbed back on today. It's OK to leap every so often, it keeps your body guessing. I took a running jump at the weekend too. Our local supermarket has jelly babies on buy one get one free for their big bags and I bought them. OOPS! I ate a whole bag on Saturday and the other one yesterday. Back on the wagon today, too, though.

Take care
Fiona

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LFLFLPLP 2/9/2009 3:12PM

    Oh that's why I simply can not bake sugar cookies. There is no way I would be able to pass them up and once you get the taste in your mouth...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!



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DDOORN 2/9/2009 2:52PM

    Sounds like it's a lot cheaper, health-wise, to stick with buying those goodies...especally as you can pick things that don't appeal...!

I fell off the wagon the week of Christmas as my DW was baking goodies...I let the carby demon out and couldn't put it back in the box for the week...picked up EIGHT POUNDS in just a few short days!! Then I slammed the lid shut...no more sugary, sweet carby things for me! It's just too risky and isn't worth the steep price I pay!

Don

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TGIF!!!!!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Holy cow, what a rough week at work!! I have gone home absolutely wiped out all week - any logging or blogging has been done at work, cuz by the end of the day when I get home I don't even want to THINK about a computer!
Have not hit the gym yet today, I am supposed to go later with Sky and don't think that I feel like going twice today. Don't even really feel like going once. I will go in the morning with him too. I just have really had to force myself to exercise this week - I absolutely do NOT feel like doing it! My Dr. swtiched my blood pressure med - it was still high, so he gave me one with a diuretic - would that make me feel so drained and tired all the time? HEY! And shouldn't I lose weight on a diuretic???????? Cuz I'm NOT! hee hee, if you could see me, that thought occurred to me and I suddenly sat up straight with the revelation and stomped my foot on the floor when I wrote that I am NOT losing weight! hee hee, like a little kid.
I think that I am going to take the weekend off and not watch my food intake so much. Maybe cheat and do some baking or something. I won't go crazy, but I think that if I let myself go for a day or two I can perhaps rejuvenate myself for next week. Okay, maybe not, but a weekend off of the healthy train still sounds good! hee hee

  
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TBAXTERLMT 2/8/2009 1:50PM

    You do deserve a break and Healthy Pleasures are a must when you are in a healthy lifestyle we must allow ourselves to recoup every now and again. :)

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FISEFTON 2/7/2009 11:44AM

    Good on you for taking the weekend off the healthy train. I do that every week. Hmm, maybe that's why I've plateaued again? Then again that could be the lack of exercise this week. Enjoy your food this weekend.

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DDOORN 2/6/2009 3:36PM

    It's tough when the demands of everyday stuff takes so much out of you! That's one of the reasons I find getting my 'millwork done first thing in the morning helps.

Keep pushing yourself to keep moving! GL with your "breather" from the healthy train! :-)

Don

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shivering.......

Thursday, February 05, 2009

I am the first in line to applaud winter each year, but now that it is February, some temps above 10 would really be nice! I cannot seem to get warm, I am perpetually chilled to the bone! And maybe it is this ongoing frigid weather, or the hours and hours a day spent staring at a computer screen, but I am just totally tired and drained. I forced myself to go to the gym today, but did not do much - walked at a kinda brisk pace for 20 minutes and did aoubt 1/2 my normal strength time, with reduced weight. Maybe I am coming down with something. Maybe I am just plain lazy! Whatever my issue, I would like it to STOP! hee hee

  
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DDOORN 2/5/2009 10:08PM

    Yes, enough of this cold...!

Here comes a balmy weekend of 40's...whoa...! :-)

Thx for checking out my blog and posting your comment!

Don

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TBAXTERLMT 2/5/2009 4:34PM

    I hear ya on the cold thing... had to trudge through the knee deep snow up to the horses today to show them where their hay was... they obviously are not the smartest beasts in the world the saying truly is for a reason :) Anyway... at least you were still active that is certainly positive :0

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FISEFTON 2/5/2009 2:39PM

    I am the opposite to you I do not like winter at all! If it is below 16C (about 60F) I need a jumper or a fleece. Roll on summer, with some heat and sunshine would be nice.

As for feeling tired, I find that I get sleepy just after lunch after being at the computer all morning. Although, a couple of years ago I was feeling tired and lethargic and found out that my iron levels were a little low. I wasn't anaemic but my doctor put me on iron supplements anyway and they seemed to help. Failing that, it could just be the weather, it certainly affects me when it is dark and cold for so long and our temperatures aren't even as cold as yours.

Take care
Fiona

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