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WATER

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I just have the hardest time drinking enough water!! I see where some drink the 64 oz a day - how do you get that much down??? I feel like I am doing great when I drink 4 glasses - let's see, that is about 32 oz. I have tried all the "tricks" - iced water, adding a bit of lemon (that works best for me).

So, my goal for this week is to drink the 4 glasses every day. Oh, now I have put it out there - so now will need to actually follow thru and do it!! I do know that it does make a difference in how I feel - and I have noticed that my ankles are not so dry and puffy. Seems like that should be a good motivator. Will see!!

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Sunday: 3.5 glasses!
Monday: 3 glasses! - Gotta do better than that!!!
Tuesday: 3 glasses! - Well, I am trying! emoticon
Wednesday: 3 glasses.
Thursday: 4 glasses - well, finally. But I feel like I cheated because 2 glasses were orange juice!!

Friday: 4 glasses!! And all water! YEAH!!
Saturday: 4 glasses of water and 1 glass of orange juice

  
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TWILIGHTEYES 10/2/2012 12:37AM

    I have gotten to where I hate drinking water. I'm lucky if I drink 12 oz. per day. I really need to work on this too! I use crystal light type products to get any amount in me!

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FENWAYGIRL18 9/30/2012 7:03PM

    get the carbonated water from walmart, it's only 68 cents a bottle it's like a liter or so and i buy the mandarin orange and it tastes like orange soda... my son likes the lemon says it tastes like sprite.... i love water anyways but that might help you , good luck! emoticon

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WACFIT 9/30/2012 6:20PM

    I have to agree with you on the water. It's the toughest part for me. Who would have thought exercising and eating limited calories would be easier than drinking water! You have to start somewhere and I think 4 glasses per day is a great start! Good for you!
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How to Deal with Stress??

Friday, September 28, 2012

Oh, my, how stress can take its tole!! Greg, my oldest son, is not coming over for "dinner and a movie" for a while. He and Geoff are so different - almost opposite religious beliefs and political views. So Greg and I will just be meeting later this evening for a "Night out!".

Yesterday I took my pickup in for some repairs - walked back home and then later walked down to pick it up. Also, walked in the neighborhood. Got in lots of steps and was able to "shed" some of that stress. But, can certainly feel it again this morning.

And, this morning on SparkCoach, Dietician Becky Hand shared ways to handle stress. Some things I do, but i do know that exercise is such a good way to release some of it. Something else i do is knitting while watching a favorite movie or tv show. And, with my knitting have finished 3 pairs of socks which will be Christmas presents.

Oh, I do so appreciate the SparkCoach program. I feel like I am gaining so much from it. I especially feel so challenged by the videos. Thank you so much, Spark People!!

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PJ2222 9/28/2012 2:06PM

    Don't worry be happy!
Good luck and best wishes!

P.S. For added motivation you might want to watch Dr Wayne Dyer's Wishes Fulfilled. It's available to watch on YouTube (last I looked).

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SparkCoach

Monday, September 24, 2012

I am truly getting so much from Spark Coach - especially the daily tracking. i feel more motivated to check in and follow the "plan". Feels more accountable -
And the videos seem so much more personal - I really feel more challenged!!

I do like the old version of the fitness tracker - it gives me a daily plan to follow - the new one does not and somedays I just feel lost as to what to do. Even tho I do have favorite exercises and love the videos. Sometimes it is hard to find ones that I like and can do. But, it is easy to switch between the two trackers - and that I do appreciate!!

Have not been going to the club as regularly as I should - but I think this is the day!! No excuses!!

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MARTHA-ANN 9/25/2012 3:35AM

    I'm glad you're finding the SparkCoach useful, I tried the free trial but never went any further with it as it offered more or less what I'm doing on a daily basis any way so I found it wasn't for me.
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Time With my Son

Friday, September 21, 2012

Last night I met my son for dinner - we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant. And, of course, I blew my diet. But what I gained from my time with him was so worth it. We have had our differences in the past, but we can always share our feelings and thoughts with each other. And, last night was one of those times.

He works nights so it is not easy for us to get together - he was coming over Saturday evenings for Dinner and a Movie, but because of "differences" between him and the son who lives with me, he has not been over in a couple of months. We talked about what we can do - and will see how it works out.

Now for today!! Need to get moving and get more exercise. A couple of days ago I tried the eliptical at the club - and what a workout. I do not have much range of motion, so was a real stretch for me. Did not go in yesterday - my thigh muscles were rather tight, but plan to go in today. Will do a few minutes on the eliptical and then back to the treadmill. Will try to do a bit more each time - and see.......



  
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MARTHA-ANN 9/22/2012 3:17AM

    Sounds like you had a great time Barb, hope those boys can work things out you must feel like you're stuck in the middle!
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BARBARASDIET 9/21/2012 3:32PM

    I understand how important time with your son is. My son and I have always gotten along really well, and it is very special whenever we can get together.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/21/2012 1:55PM

    I know what you mean, by having 2 sons and one has issues with the other, I am in the same position
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LILYDOG11 9/21/2012 1:41PM

    Glad you enjoyed your time with your son, and enjoy the gym emoticon

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I WISH YOU ENOUGH

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I received this from a dear friend and just want to share with someone who may need a word of encouragement today.


I WISH YOU ENOUGH


I WISH YOU ENOUGH SUN TO KEEP YOUR ATTITUDE BRIGHT

I WISH YOU ENOUGH RAIN TO APPRECIATE THE SUN MORE

I WISH YOU ENOUGH HAPPINESS TO KEEP YOUR SPIRIT ALIVE

I WISH YOU ENOUGH PAIN SO THAT THE SMALLEST JOYS IN LIFE APPEAR MUCH BIGGER

I WISH YOU ENOUGH GAIN TO SATISFY YOUR WANTING

I WISH YOU ENOUGH LOSS TO APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU POSSESS

I WISH YOU ENOUGH “HELLOS” TO GET YOU THROUGH THE FINAL “GOOD-BYE”


  
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MARTHA-ANN 9/19/2012 3:14AM

    Nice sentiment Barb emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 9/18/2012 9:54PM

    Thank you

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BARBARASDIET 9/18/2012 4:34PM

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