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Entering Day 2 of Virtual Walk

Monday, January 02, 2012

I'm pleased to say that I am off to a good start for my Virtual walk. I'm also excited to find that Wyndy and Bre have said they would like to join Estelle and I. It is exciting to have the support and encouragement of our cheerleaders also.

Day 1 was a good day. 8818 steps. It will be interesting to see how this change as I head back to work on Thursday. Will it increase ??? or will I need to really top things up when I get home from work.

I need to make sure that I have my water with me, as it is too easy to forget to keep drinking it. I have my container all filled and as I empty it, I go and refill it.

My positives:
I am choosing to let the Wii keep track of my weight elimination. I will weigh in on it once a week. This way I know that it is consistent. I can ignore the mocking scale in the bathroom!
I got the decorations all off the tree yesterday. Today, I will haul the boxes all downstairs and begin organizing them on the shelving in the storage room.
Time to get settled into an exercise routine before heading back to work. I will have a better idea of how many steps I will be able to easily accomplish in an average day.
Thrilled that we are day two into January and still no snow! I really could get used to this! It is supposed to be plus 6 today...a very unheard of January temperature.
I am blessed in more ways than I really an account for. I choose to be positives and I am choosing and Determined to be healthy.

Have a wonderful day.

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SNUGLBUNIE 1/2/2012 5:35PM

    Definitely a good start. I got my usual 2.5 miles in and hopefully I'll be able to up that a bit. Right now, my legs are killing me and I'm not sure if it's too much exercise or just something else. I'll push through it and not do any heavy duty walking today.

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YOYONOMORE1 1/2/2012 10:56AM

    It will be interesting to follow you and all your steps. I am pursuing exercise by having joined two challenges the jump start and the 10 min. daily, they will help me develop the exercise habit. Have a great Monday.


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Happy New Year 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

It has arrived! 2012 is officially here.

Kaeli came over last evening and we had a couple of mean games of cards, with Garry being the winner in both games. Lots of laughs and fun. Then it was time to hit the race track with Mario Kart on the Wii. As usual, Wanda brought up the rear! *grin*

We finally headed to bed about 12:30 after managing to stay awake long enough to see the new year makes it's appearance.

Today I start my virtual walking trip. Fellow team mate and I are meeting half way. For some reason our half way point when I google things is Cass Lake, Minnesota. Not sure why we have to go through the states to reach each other, when we both live in Canada, but there it is. It will take us almost a full year to get there, hope they serve green tea in Cass Lake!

My Positives:
I love my word of the year DETERMINED.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to see 2012 materialize and am excited to see what the year holds for me.
Family, friends and love and health in my life.
Looking forward to all the possibilities that lie ahead.

Have a wonderful day and welcome to the new year.

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MAURIZIA 1/1/2012 3:48PM

    Happy New Year, Wanda! Enjoy the sightseeing along the way!


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YOYONOMORE1 1/1/2012 3:38PM

    Wanda you and Estell enjoy your virtual walk, if I get a pedometer, guess that's the right word maybe I can pick a place to walk to. I can be you and Estelle's cheer leader. The temp has been steadily dropping throughout the day and it's very windy, since I've been home from church have no desire to go out, brrrr! We had a lot of people missing from church this morning, most are sick or just had surgery, like our pastor and one of our older ladies, some of our residents aren't feeling very well either. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.


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BUSYBRE 1/1/2012 3:30PM

    Wanda - the joys of online learning are endless - love the idea of you doing the virtual walk - will be keeping my ear to the blog for your updates on it. I was able to get an UP by Jawbone bracelet while I was in Florida (I don't think they are available yet in Canada - I paid about &70 on sale) and I'm now logging steps much more easily than when I was doing it with the little one I clipped to the waist of my pants (that kept randomly announcing quite loudly to everyone how many steps I'd walked - awkward).
It is tracking my sleep as well and wakes me by vibrating on my wrist during a half hour window of time when I'm in a light sleep cycle). There is a feature I haven't figured out yet that has to do with food tracking as well.

Happy New Years 2012.

Great word - Determination. It is another one that won't get old over time.

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PEPPYPATTI 1/1/2012 12:39PM

    I love your positives! They are so important in life!
Do you know anyone who lives remotely near TN for my trip?

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SNUGLBUNIE 1/1/2012 11:17AM

    Away I go Wanda down to the basement on my treadmill to start my steps. Will also do my Wii Step exercise. I hope they have green tea too as I love the stuff, hee hee. Happy New Year my walking partner :)

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WANDAH3 1/1/2012 11:04AM

    Mitch....our virtual walking trip is something that a team mate and I are working on this year. We chose a spot half way between us, calculated the distance and then using the equation that 2000 steps = 1 mile, 10,000 steps approximately 5 miles and counting our steps daily, we will close the gap between us. It is going to take us 351 days to cover the distance! That could vary depending on how many steps we actually do each day. We are working on a minimum of 6000.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/1/2012 10:54AM

    Have a BLESSED, HEALTHY and HAPPY NEW YEAR, Wanda!!! I am looking forward to a year filled with new possibilities.

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MITCHARVEY 1/1/2012 10:40AM

    good morning
Can you give me some info about your virtual walking trip? It sounds interesting

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New Years Eve 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The final day of 2011 has arrived....am I ready for it? As ready as I am going to be. My 2012 goals are set and recorded in writing, long term and short term goals. I am ready to start my virtual walk tomorrow. I do still have to get a new pedometer, but in the mean time I will use my count on free step and attempt to keep a manual count of my footsteps through out the day. Not easy I know, but until my pedometer arrives, it is the best I can do.

Kaeli is coming over this evening to spend the evening with us. Kyle and Shyra are going to drop in, but they have plans with friends already in place. I will attempt to reach Quin on Skype again today to wish him Happy New Year. Sure looking forward to having him home.

My positives:

My Word of the year is in place...DETERMINED.
My goals are set.
I am excited about starting a virtual walk tomorrow.
A new year lies before us full of many possibilities.
Chatted with Quin yesterday.
Garry had the day off yesterday and we had a good day together, lunch out with Kaeli as she is also still on holidays.
I have a few days left on my holidays...don't have to go back to work until the 4th.
I am blessed in so many ways.
Health, family, and friends.

Wishing everyone a Wonderful New Year. May your dreams and wishes be fulfilled.


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/1/2012 11:58AM

    DETERMINED...great word for all of us to be!! May God bring you blessings to many to count, great health and happiness!!!
Happy New Year!!!

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MAURIZIA 12/31/2011 11:03AM

    emoticonHappy New Year! emoticon

I will be using Skype for the first time today to visit with my family in Italy. So excited!
Enjoy your evening!

Hugs, love & blessings.

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/31/2011 10:54AM

    Keeping a count during the day without the pedometer will be really hard Wanda. If not, just guestimate. I usually do about 5000 steps per day including my treadmill exercise and step exercise on those days. Have a great New Year's Eve!

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The last Friday of 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Wow, only two days left of 2011!

It's Fabulous Friday time once again and the last one for this year. Time to do a review of my year. Many things I am happy about and satisfied with. There are things that I am not so happy about and accept responsibility for...sigh!

All in all though it has been a good year of growth and learning.

My positives:
I have learned that eating sensibly is only part of the solution. Exercise must be a part of the routine also.
I have learned that friendships come and go, and it's okay. Everything has it's season and purpose.
I have been able to practice "letting go" and through that process have gained much insight.
I have gained much in spiritual knowledge and that my timing is not always God's timing. Even though the knowledge and timing feel right to me, there may be others or other things that have not lined up yet.
I have gained much by giving much.

So many positives and so much has happened this past year, I wonder what 2012 has in store!

Have a wonderful and blessed day,

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/30/2011 10:36AM

    Yep, 2 days left and it has definitely been a wonderful, eventful, thankful year. Hope you have a great day Wanda!

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MAURIZIA 12/30/2011 10:35AM

    Wanda, I cannot believe 2011 is turning into 2012 in just 2 days! Yikes! Where did it go? This is why my 2012 Word of the Year came to me - Next Dec. 30th, I want to KNOW where the year went.

Wishing that your hopes are fulfilled, your sorrows comforted, your troubles light, and your joys celebrated in 2012!

Hugs and love.

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Working on my 2012 goals

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I got my 2012 Word and have it posted...DETERMINED. Yes, I am determined to make healthy and wise choices this year in all areas of my life. I am determined to set my goals and work towards them faithfully. I am determined to be successful meeting those goals. I am determined to be as positive a person as I can be, while still learning and growing. I am determined to honor myself as I honor others. I AM DETERMINED.

I have posted the January 2012 challenges and I am working on meeting them. Setting my goals for the year as well as shorter term goals.

I had thought of virtual walking to have tea with Shirl...but have to see if I can do it! Figured out the distance (2933 km=1822.481 miles). Using the formula of just over 2000 steps/mile or 10,000 steps about 5miles, I would need to walk 8.0356 miles per day for a year! That would mean just over 16,000 steps per day.
Shirl...want to meet half way???? Anyone else what to meet up???

My Positives:
Enjoying being at home and not at work.
Very pleased about having my Wii set back up and having the energy and time to spend using it. An hour and 20 minutes yesterday!
Meeting Garry for lunch today.
I've been able to send goodies with Garry to work so that they are not in the house.
Blessed with health and life.

Have a wonderful day,

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WANDAH3 12/29/2011 5:13PM

    Patti..Snuglbunie and I are both in Canada but on different ends of the country.

Shirl and Mauri...maybe you two can meet in the middle between you and Estelle and I can meet. I don't know if I am thinking about the Virtual walk correctly or not, but this is what has been going through my mind. Locate a spot to walk to, calculate the distance and then if you have a pedometer use the number of steps you walk in a day to cover the distance. I plan on getting a new battery for pedometer (you can pick one up a pedometer very inexpensively), using the count from that and the number of steps I do doing free step on my Wii each day as my daily total. Does this make sense to everyone, or am I on the wrong track????
Estelle...no I don't have a tread mill...would like one though! They are too expensive for me right now.

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PEPPYPATTI 12/29/2011 4:10PM

    It is good that you have your goals so clearly defined! I usually walk about 11,000 steps a day. Where are you at? I am in TN

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YOYONOMORE1 12/29/2011 1:55PM

    Yep, it's that time of year to reevaluate and establish goals for 2012. I have no way of tracking my steps and I don't understand how a virtual walk happens, I'll have to see if I can find an inexpensive step tracker. Mauri wouldn't have as far to walk as you as she's a tad bit closer, not sure where Estelle is located at. I'll post the daily challenge for Sunday, Jan. 1, get the New Year started. I am so glad Mauri is joining us once again with the daily challenges. I have my words but haven't posted them yet, maybe I should go and do that. Enjoy your day.


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MAURIZIA 12/29/2011 1:41PM

    Wanda, maybe I'll walk to Shirl's! :) Have to do the calculations.

Great 2012 word! I have no doubts you will have no problems incorporating it into your lifestyle!

Hugs and love.

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/29/2011 10:28AM

    You have a great goals and I love your words. I could join. I usually walk about 5000 steps per day between coming to work, at work, going back home and my exercise in the evening :) Not sure though how many steps/miles I would need to join you, LOL.

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