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Rockefeller Center on Thursday morning

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Heads up!

Dina, the boys and I are planning to stand in Rockefeller Square tomorrow morning (Thursday). Look for us on the Today Show. Be sure to set your dvr. emoticon

51 Capitals in 51 Days

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LOPEYP 7/25/2014 12:52PM

    Were you on TV? Just saw this now.

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WIO_ALISA 7/24/2014 9:39PM

    Thanks everyone. It was a lot of fun!

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PINKPANTHERS 7/23/2014 10:57PM

    emoticon Have fun!

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ROCKPORT9 7/23/2014 3:06PM

    Wow! You are on the move!

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YVETTEB57 7/23/2014 1:13PM

    How fun!!! emoticon

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Weekend Plans - 1st of 51 Capitals

Saturday, June 28, 2014

We arrived in Salem, Oregon yesterday so that we are here this morning to go to our first state capitol in our quest to visit all 51 capitals this summer.

After doing a 10km walk (volksmarch) this morning we will head to Sacramento (about 8 hours away). We'll be spending the night with my uncle. On Sunday morning we'll visit the California capitol on a 10km. Later that day we'll head to Carson City, Nevada..., etc.

So excited! and 120 minutes of exercise each day for the Starfish!

If you want to follow along on our adventures I'm blogging at 51in51.com .
There's a Social Media Page on the blog where you should be able to see our postings on Facebook, even if you don't do Facebook at: facebook.com/51in51 .

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    emoticon Fantastic!

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APRILWALKING 6/29/2014 9:12AM

    This is amazing!!!! I would love to do this someday!! I joined your facebook page excited to follow you... :-) You go girl!!!

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PINKPANTHERS 6/28/2014 9:23PM

    Sounds like a great way to spend some time! Enjoy yourself!

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ROCKPORT9 6/28/2014 1:47PM

    What a special gift for you and your kids!

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YELLOWDAHLIA 6/28/2014 1:20PM

    Oh my gosh!! That is so exciting! I "liked" your Facebook page so I can follow you on your trip.
What a great adventure you have planned for kids. You're an awesome mommy!

PS- I love that you're trying a new beer in every state too!

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MARYBETH4884 6/28/2014 11:37AM

    Good luck on your trip, it will truly be an adventure of a life time!!

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MAINEALI 6/28/2014 11:10AM

    Sounds awesome! Have a wonderful time!

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JULIEROTACH 6/28/2014 10:36AM

  Great summer activity and vacation idea!

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Summer plans... 51 walks, 51 capitals, 51 days

Sunday, June 01, 2014

I haven't been on Sparkpeople much lately except to log in and get my Sparkpoints... but, I wanted to put out there what I've got planned for this summer. Last year I climbed the Eiffel Tower 100 days in a row - 1665 stairs a day.

This summer, we're doing something different...

I woke up on January 5th with a dream that I loaded my two boys in our van and we set off to visit all 51 US capitals in 51 days. I couldn't let go of the idea that for the rest of their lives my boys would be able to say, "When I was a teenager my mom and I did this crazy thing..."

So, we're going to take the trip! Our first capital will be Salem, Oregon on June 28th. We'll finish off in our home capital in Olympia, Washington on August 17th.

While we're on the journey we're going to do a volksmarch at each capitol - a 10km map guided walk. That means we'll be doing 51 walks in 51 days, too.

I'm going to blog about it at 51in51.com . I invite you to follow along. I don't know that I'll have much time to post here on Sparkpeople while we're on the road. emoticon I'm also posting on Facebook (there's link to our Facebook page on the blog).

I'd love to meet Sparkfriends all around the US. If you want to try to meet up with us, you can find our itinerary here 51in51.com/itinerary/events/ .

Hope to see you somewhere on the road!

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MSBEKANATOR 6/22/2014 5:19AM

    This is so AWESOME!!

Edit: I just looked at your schedule, and I might possibly be in Olympia at that time visiting my mom. If so, I would love to meet up with you!

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ROCKPORT9 6/16/2014 9:08AM

    That is amazing! I hope you have a moment to check in with the Starfish team! Enjoy your adventure!- Laurel

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    WOW how awesome is that?!! Who even thinks of these things?!! Even the Eiffel Tower was grand, too. Awesome!

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Starting over today

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Well, the last two months have not been pretty. Since vacation things have been stressful at work and stressful at home. I can't say I've even been "trying" lately. I've re-gained about 15 pounds.

A coworker and I have discussed that our weightloss and exercise are things we can control in our lives right now with everything that's going on at work... today I'm going to take steps to take back that control.

I'm resetting my Striiv to get my motivation back to get my 10,000 steps in each day. I'll head to the gym this morning before going to work. I'm going to start tracking my food.

Back to work!

For my own personal record, here are my Striiv stats since I last reset it on May 11th:

Total -
Steps: 1,652,299
Stairs: 221,491
Miles: 744.8
Calories: 245,743
Minutes: 26,898
Running: 2,111
Energy: 63.2M
379 Water Donations

Average per day -
Steps: 10,013 avg
Stairs: 1,358 avg (I climbed the Eiffel Tower - 1,665 stairs - every day for 100 days)
Miles: 4.5 avg
Calories: 1,489 avg
Minutes: 163 avg
Running: 26 steps (no couch to 5k here)
Energy: 365,769 avg

Personal Bests -
Steps: 27,677
Stairs: 5,577
Miles: 12.8
Calories: 3,760
Minutes: 349
Running: 384
Energy: 63.2M; 365,769 avg; 1,072,394 pb

Update: 1/1/2014
Didn't stick with it. emoticon
But 2014 is a new year!

Just so I have a record since I reset it:

Total -
Steps: 282,635
Stairs: 8,371
Miles: 121.8
Calories: 48,395
Minutes: 6,429
Running: 615
Energy: 2.428M
25 Polio Donations

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    We miss you on The Step Diet! Would love to have you back.


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SHEENADEE 10/31/2013 2:20AM

    I'm so happy to read that you are ready to take control!

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ROSALIEESTHER 10/30/2013 1:15PM

    I find it so hard to get back into healthy routines after vacation. And you've had added stress too.

But you're doing it!

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KAREN608 10/30/2013 12:14PM

    At least you are restarting! Yay, go girl go. Like you said, it is something you can control. Reminds me to be on my toes as any of us can get distracted by life.

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GONNAMAKE3 10/30/2013 10:32AM

    Hope you can get back on track and find balance :)

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SEASTARZ 10/30/2013 10:31AM

    Good job on re-committing to getting healthy! It's great that you have a co-worker to work through this with. Consistent support is so helpful!


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Vacation Pictures

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

We had a wonderful time on our whirlwind vacation.

9 states
Did a volksmarch in my 49th State - Utah ( www.ava.org )
8 days/7 nights
3600 miles

I've posted pictures on Facebook here:

This link should get you to the pictures, even if you don't "do" Facebook.
(If it doesn't work as a link, try copying the url and pasting it in your browser.)

Here are a couple to get you ready to see more:




Grand Canyon

Now it's back to the real world and time to get back into my routines and healthy eating.

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GOCALGAL 9/5/2013 2:34PM

    Wow! Great pics! Glad you had a wonderful time! emoticon

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LOPEYP 9/4/2013 12:09PM

    Looks like a great trip. It's a beautiful area.

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/4/2013 10:57AM

    Great pictures! Drove right by my house! Next time you'll have to honk! Super on getting your 49th state ~ Woo Hoo! Back in the healthy eating saddle you go - Super!

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SHEENADEE 9/4/2013 9:50AM

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful time on your trip. Great pics! On my way to see the rest on Facebook now. Thanks for sharing them with us!

p.s. Thanks for telling us on FB how you made your photo album. Very cool idea that I will be sure to borrow.

To those who had trouble with the FB link: I copied the link and then deleted the "https:" part of it in the beginning, and then it worked.

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03BFISCHER 9/4/2013 9:42AM

    Very cool, that was quit the whirlwind vacation. Thank you for sharing!

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KAREN608 9/4/2013 8:42AM

    The link did not work for me.
Looks like you had a wonderful time.

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YMWONG22 9/4/2013 3:56AM

  What a wonderful vacation. emoticon emoticon

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    SO Very COOL Alisa !!! THANKS For showing them !!

Sounds like HARD WORK , yet totally ENJOYABLE !!

As soon as you see this,, cos ur SOO AWESOME !! Can we plz have ur Mon and Tues,, and Now also Weds time?

How are you doing on the 100 cal cut?

I am TRYING HARD to keep at the 100 cut. Today was the only day that I REALLY STRUGGLED !! JUSt BARELY made it by like 7 cals !!! THAT WAS CLOSE !!! I am hungry,, what's a gal to do???? I SHOULD of eaten MORE protein,,, putting that down on tomorrow's list. :)


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