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Nothing special but it's been a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Woke up this morning knowing I had chores to do, and this brought me down emoticon
So I got the hubby going and off we went. I planned on going to the gym after running around, but increasingly started feeling sluggish and not well. I made up my mind that I didn't feel well and was going to go home and get in bed. But I bought new earbuds while out, and as I was trying them out on my phone I was listening to my get-up-and-go music. I glanced at the gym bag I had packed, turned to hubby and said drop me at the gym and I'll walk home after.
I'm usually self conscious about being a big girl, but I felt right at home. I tried different cardio machines where as I usually just walk on the treadmill. I still can't tolerate much on the eliptical since lifting my own weight is still a challenge, but I know I'll get it and at least I tried. I finally settled on the stationary bike as it was the only the that I could read "the Spark" on while excercising. I noticed I was going at a really good pace with the fit-appearing woman next to me, and I wasn't dying! Yay ME! So I'm dreaming of
trying a 5k someday, and have been increasing my walking to almost 3 miles.
But the thought of jogging was still a distant dream. So as I walked home couple of blocks, I broke into a jog! It didn't last but maybe a 50 yards but I did it! and I can do it! Very exciting as I continue on my journey everyday trying new challenges. I'm gonna keep Sparking!

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GLMASHLEY 8/8/2011 9:46AM

    I just started couch to 5k and it's a really way to introduce the jogging idea. Just thought I'd share a good thing. Congrats on making positive choices even when tired and sluggish.

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HELLO_KITTY_ 7/23/2011 8:52AM

    Very awesome!!!

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0PTIMI5TIC 7/16/2011 9:18AM

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What a great example of positive self-talk and motivating yourself to get to the gym. You're an inspiration to me!

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TYME2BME 7/15/2011 9:07PM

    Yay You!! You did great. Enjoy all the new things you try to find out what you really like. Glad you got the new ear buds because look at all the things you would of missed out on. emoticon Keep your spark burning bright and have fun doing it.

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Got my groove back today!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

So I had been feeling so tired lately, I couldn't understand it because when I first started excercising regularly I had a ton of energy. Well I bought "The Spark" last night and got up this morning with a renewed energy. I walked about a mile to the dunkin donuts to get one of my favorite breakfasts-the egg white flat bread with turkey sausage, then I walked briskly back home. The entire trip was 2 miles. emoticon

Later, I weighed in at the local grocery, where I always go to weigh, and was shocked to be down 2 lbs. emoticon Last night I finally refused to include buffets in our dinner options, and we had a lovely dinner at a local seafood resturant which allowed me to make better choices. I love when making better choices pays off.

Now off to do some more reading of "The Spark" emoticon

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ARTSYWUN 5/28/2011 4:26PM

    Love love love the weighing in at the grocery store!!!!!

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DEBRA0818 5/23/2011 7:07AM

    I like idea of including a two mile walk when going to get food, and I'm glad you are back on track. emoticon

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JOYCERN12 5/23/2011 12:40AM


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JULIETEXAS 5/22/2011 8:40PM

    emoticon Congratulations on your progress and making healthy choices.

Keep it Up!


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    Good for you! Congrats! emoticon emoticon

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FAITHRESTMOM 5/22/2011 6:32PM

    They let you climb on those little produce scales to weigh yourself at the grocery store? LOL That's the picture I had in my head when you said you weigh at the grocery store! emoticon

Good job on avoiding something you know to be a temptation. I had to tell my daughter I'm not going to the Chinese buffet anymore and she almost cried.

You keep up the good work! You can do this thing! emoticon

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AWESOMECAROL55 5/22/2011 6:27PM

    Way to go..I overdo it when I eat at a buffet! That's a good idea..walking to get your favorite food..even if it's healthy!!

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KERRYG155 5/22/2011 5:42PM

    emoticon I don't like buffets and usually try to avoid them, but others in the family like them. For me they are a waste of money, but if we are going with other folks then I have to work really hard to not give in to all those choices! Tough sometimes.

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10 Things I did to stay on track today

Monday, May 02, 2011

1) Got up with a positive attitude, even if I'm the only one home I smile :)
2) Started sparking!
3) Went for a brisk 2 mile walk with my dog.
4) Made a healthy chicken salad with fruit n nuts, added a leaf of lettuce and
rolled up in a tortilla, yum.
5) Huddled with my teams and checked out message boards.
6) Took time to sit outside and enjoy the lovely weather with a cool breeze.
7) Planned out a portion controlled but tasty dinner for the family.
8) worked on sparkpoints, tracked food, excercise and water.
9) had a healthy snack in the evening.
10) Ended back on sparkpeople reading emails and articles.

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/19/2011 6:18AM

    emoticon job!! Keep up the great work! You're on the right track and you clearly have taken steps in the right direction! Keep it up!!!

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DEBRA0818 5/3/2011 8:10AM

    Good job!

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MFLYNN8 5/3/2011 6:26AM

    that sounds like a very relaxing and productive day-yay!

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MAWITKOWSKI 5/2/2011 10:43PM


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ZENSTEPH 5/2/2011 9:49PM

    Wow, congratulations on doing so many good things today! emoticon

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    Good Job! Love your positive attitude. Keep up the good work.

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KATHYM316 5/2/2011 9:46PM

    Now that is my kind of day..sounds like you did a great job..isn't amazing how you can wake up with a smile and it justs make for a great day..thanks for making me smile..

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CAMOGIE3 5/2/2011 9:35PM


Keep up the great work!

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Planning works!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Worked this weekend for 2- 12 hr shifts, but got my act together friday with some good planning. First, I went grocery shopping and bought healthy foods for me and hubby. For my teenager, I did buy some junk food but gave it to him to
keep out of sight in his room. Planned and packed healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks for work. Biggest thing is I went to work with a positive attitude and a smile on my face, and this made all the difference. Feeling good about the past 2 days :) emoticon

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KERRYG155 5/2/2011 7:25PM

    Planning does work and I don't do enough of it. I kind of stopped doing it when everytime I had a plan someone messed it up for me! I may now get a little help from one of my biggest problems as she's also a sparker now! emoticon

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XANADUREALM 5/2/2011 8:06AM

    Great Plan! emoticon


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MFLYNN8 5/2/2011 6:19AM

    yay! you're right, planning does work!

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A stumble...but righting myself

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rough weekend here, first rode my bike for 11.4 miles with a friend, but on my way home started suffering from severe shoulder pain in the joint. By early evening the pain had become unbearable, so off to the urgent care I went. Had a very bad experience with the MD there, left there no better off and still in tons of pain. Now I'm not a whiner, and can take alot of discomfort but this was serious, so I did the next best thing, went out to the bar with my friend.
Still stuck to my food plan. In the morning I still suffered from shoulder pain but now added was the headache from the spirits the night before. So Sunday was Easter, I had stuck to my plan faithfully for a week, and mentioned it to my hubby, who quickly gave me his diet viewpoint-you should get one day off a week, stick to it 6 days a week then eat what you want on 1 day. So this
gave me permission in my mind to blow it, yep off to the chinese buffet. I had
a little guilt but not much, but was determined to get back on the horse today. And so far I'm doing good, been sparking all day, and learning alot. So gonna hold my head up and keep on the right path.

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WEIMMOMFL 4/25/2011 7:18PM

    Thanks for the support Ladies, stuck to plan. emoticon

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AWESOMECAROL55 4/25/2011 4:19PM

    My experience with pain is not a good one!! My weight has yo-yo'd my whole life, & it is usually triggered by an injury!! I get injured, I use it as an excuse , & then I get a bad attitude! Good for you getting right back on track!! That's the thing to do!! you'll be fine!!

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JAYA_EOS 4/25/2011 2:59PM

    We all go zig zag on our way to getting healthy and fit. No need to feel guilty. Just realistic. Hope you feel better soon.


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