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An Unexpected 800 Calories Burned on Day I needed it.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The answer to "Does Running Late Count As Exercise" is YES. At least when that person "running late" is your snow removal guy and you get home to find you can't get into your driveway. Two hours of shoveling heavy wet snow burned a little over 800 calories according to Spark People's fitness tracker. Since I hadn't made it to the gym yet today, I suppose I should send the snow removal guy a "thank you" card especially if that ends up leading to weight loss.

Problem #1 for the snow removal guy ... girl on a diet + new years resolution may = cancelling this years hired help.

Did I enjoy shoveling...Truth = Not really

Did I like anything about it = Yes, I like the calorie burn and spending time outside with the dog; especially when I would otherwise be couch bound.

So I suppose I should send a little note to my continuously unreliable snow removal help for giving me the motivation to get it done myself by forcing me into burning unexpected calories and getting one step farther away from going off of the "fat cliff". The plan is to reduce calories, increase exercise and start the new year off with a balanced diet.



Something I love, Something I hate, Something I Drank, Something I Ate

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Something I Love: The look on my nieces face when she opened the gift I gave her.
Something I Hate: Not having all of my family and my boyfriends family in one place for the holidays.
Something I Drank: Lots of water, some wine, and a taste of Jack Daniels Cider Whiskey.
Something I Ate: Peanut Butter Pie, Yum!

I wish you all a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous holiday season. God Bless!

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EVIE4NOW 12/26/2012 8:25AM

  Glad your Christmas was jolly. Happy New Year.

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5 days of Workouts...Turning a new leaf

Friday, December 21, 2012

Good week-

Monday - Total body workout/ cardio warmup
Wednesday - 2 mi run
Thursday - Upper body workout / cardio warmup
Friday - 30 minute run (distance prob 3 mi).
Saturday (tomorrow) - Skiing

So happy to have such a good workout week this week. Creating new habits. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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68ANNE 12/24/2012 8:13PM

    I like your variety. I need to come up with that!

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HAPPYTOBEME79 12/23/2012 7:04AM

    Skiing, how fun. I am so so jealous.

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Feeling Better & Getting Ready for 2013

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Over the last few weeks my heart has ached with anxiety and sadness. Last year, just before the holidays I lost my grandmother (Vovo). She was my rock through all the hard times. The holidays as a child brought especially difficult times but my Vovo was always so wonderful and was there to make sure that the holiday was magical.

Admittedly, I am a much more fortunate adult then I was a child. Lucky in love, friends and with regard to income but nonetheless, I still want and miss my Vovo, my rock, the wonderful woman who made times in my childhood so magical.

In order to deal with this I have now done two things (1) I told someone how I was feeling; and (2) I have stepped up my workout routine. After getting it off my chest and also working it out at the gym I am starting to feel better. I am feeling more positive about the holidays and the upcoming New Year. I am better appreciating all that I have, including the very special memories of the most important woman of my life. She is an angel in heaven above.

I love you always Vovo. I miss you.

Here is to starting 2013 off in a happy, healthy and prosperous way.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR Spark Friends. Wishing you all a happy, healthy, thin, beautiful New Year.

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HAPPYTOBEME79 12/21/2012 8:39AM


Your Vovo would be so glad that you have taken such positive steps.
As a Spark team member I am also glad that you are clebrating her memories in such a positive way.

Happy Holiday's

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DOMS is What They Call It

Saturday, December 15, 2012

After about 24 hours from working out my body is sore. This painful response to my workout makes even lifting my arm to brush my teeth hurt. It has been to long since I picked up a dumbbell and it shows.

Since I am a curious person I consulted my all knowing guru "Google" about what the post-workout pain phenomenon was called, why it happens, and what to do about it.

Google referred me to its expert "Sparkpeople" where I read an article that called the post-workout pain DOMS. DOMS sets in 24 to 48 hours post workout and results from your body repairing micro tears in your muscle. This is the process that makes you stronger and the pain should be less next time if you do the same workout at the same weight because you are now stronger. Can I get a "WOOT WOOO". Treatment is limited to popping a couple of Ibprofen and doing some light activity like yoga, stretching, or a 30 minute brisk walk. Also proper nutrition and adequate sleep help in the healing process.

Now that I am up, I am going downstairs to start my day off with an egg white veggie wrap and some yoga!

Have a healthy and successful Saturday:)

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BLUENOSE63 12/15/2012 8:39AM

  Just means you are getting stronger and working those muscles effectively!

Have a good one!

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