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Too many blackouts these days in Dakar!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sorry about not being present as I would like. We've had many blackouts lately in Dakar and we do not like to put on the generator for hours on end so... Apparently, the blackouts will not be as much this week but we shall see. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Hugs to you all.

  
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DNJEN471 1/25/2011 10:38AM

    Fingers crossed! Blackouts can be fun every now and again- nice time to read books. But they can get old after a while!

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NEW-CAZ 1/25/2011 3:02AM

    Fingers crossed it gets fixed Lise emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 1/24/2011 10:07PM

    Hope it gets fixed soon!

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NATPLUMMER 1/24/2011 7:27PM

    Good luck for power during this week!!!
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CYNTHIAPITTMANN 1/24/2011 7:11PM

    It is difficult dealing with power issues! I hope all is well soon and thanks for the supportive comment!

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MISTYRIVER64 1/24/2011 7:03PM

    Good luck for the coming week. It's lonesome for us when you're not on line. We miss you. emoticon

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I am definitely motivated again!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In October, November and December of 2010, I had a hard time staying within my calorie range. Although not too above the limit, I was still above. From the 1st to now, I have had one day (on the 1st) when I was way above and only one more day when I was just slightly above. Because I have been exercising, I can actually pat myself on the back without being scared of hurting some muscle. emoticon

My exercise schedule is excellent and I will continue along this line. After workout out for 2 and half hours, I went for a leisurely walk close to my home for about 20 minutes. A fellow was encouraging me to run and when I told him that I was actually relaxing after my exercise stint he just smiled and went on his way. People are nice over here. When you meet people doing the same thing as you are, they usually greet.

Anyway, I should get ready to relax now as it is now past 8 p.m. over in Dakar, Senegal.

Hugs to all of you.

Lise

  
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THEWINNER33 1/13/2011 12:32AM

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KAMAPERRY 1/12/2011 11:32PM

    Keep it up!!

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TRINA_IS 1/12/2011 12:32AM

    Great Job! emoticon

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PJMOMMATO3 1/11/2011 10:28PM

    Good Job getting back on track!

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KATZABELLAMAMA 1/11/2011 8:40PM

    Sounds like you got in a good workout. I always like running on the pathways because fellow runners usually, smile, nod, or wave to other fellow runners. At first I thought it was weird, but now I really enjoy it.I actually high fived another runner once as we passed. It made me smile for the rest of the run.

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PENNYROYALTY 1/11/2011 7:55PM

    way to get back on track! keeping a 'one day at a time' attitude will get you to your goals in time! You can do this!

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NATPLUMMER 1/11/2011 4:30PM

    You're doing great on the calories and the exercise so far this year! You will totally make your goal!!!

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DREMARGRL 1/11/2011 3:52PM

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I'm so happy for you....To be centered, focused and ready to roarrrrrr is an amazing feeling! It's all good! XO MaryAnn

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NEW-CAZ 1/11/2011 3:36PM

    emoticon getting back on track Lise
I love it when I can talk to people as I walk when I'm out or when I'm jogging and someone says "keep going".
Love the encouragement!
Nite Lise!
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1DRWOMAN 1/11/2011 3:28PM

    Congrats on getting back on track with your nutrition. It's easier to stick with it than to start over...just like exercise! LOL Have a great week and fabulous 2011!!! May all your dreams come true!

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2011 is MY year!

Monday, January 03, 2011

On January 1st, I ate very badly but the ensuing days have been more than OK. I have eaten within my calorie range and burnt more than 500 calories a day. My intention this year is to keep up with these two goals because that is how I lost weight in the first place. Whenever I do not track my food, I start stagnating weight-wise. Exercising is truly not an issue as I love to move. I'm a MOVE IT person.

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MINELISSE 1/9/2011 10:21PM

    You look beautiful!! This IS your year!!

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DNJEN471 1/4/2011 1:41PM

    Great dress!!!! :)

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CHELLESDOINGR8 1/3/2011 8:50PM

    Love the pic!! Best wishes in 2011!!!

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NATPLUMMER 1/3/2011 7:41PM

    I'm like you. It's not the exercising part, its the eating part.
We'll both try to do better this year!!
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You guys look so happy in that picture. :-)

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NORDICVALKYRIE 1/3/2011 5:16PM

    Beautiful picture! :) I hope that 2011 will be a wonderful year for you and that you achieve all your goals :)

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NEW-CAZ 1/3/2011 3:17PM

    Great blog and fantasic pics
2011 will be your year Lise!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/3/2011 2:46PM

    It will be a great year for you!!

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PAMINHALF 1/3/2011 1:25PM

  Great pic!

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KAMAPERRY 1/3/2011 12:05PM

    You are doing awesome, love the pic!

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EDWARDSC393 1/3/2011 10:44AM

    Beautiful Pic. Glad you are working out regularly. The only suggestion I would make is to not go lower then 128 pounds. As we get older, we look better with some curves. are faces look better too. I know about shopping for baggy clothes, I hate it. I'll manage some how at my sons, they have a big house, so I automatically walk more. I have to get back on track. Not writing things down, but I,m aware of what I put in my mouth!! Cherie

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MUVFASTA 1/3/2011 10:39AM

    Great blog! And a great pic too! You make a handsome couple!!!

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Moment of Reflection for 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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At the beginning of the year 2010, I was in Canada till mid April. I did start the year weighing 159 lbs and by June 1st I weighed 167.8 lbs, despite the fact that I did continue to exercise, but I did not necessarily keep track of my food that carefully. I needed help at this point because the weight was simply not coming off. A friend of mine told me about this way of eating which is called Chrono-nutrition in which you eat certain types of food at certain times of the day. Wow, within a couple of months I lost the weight I had put on and presently I weigh 148.28 lbs. In the same process, I have also lost over 36 inches since the very beginning. I am happy with my progress to date. However, of late, I have NOT been keeping to this way of eating and the weight is a bit stagnant. I do need to kick some butt just about NOW!

In 2011, I will continue with this regime and continue with my exercise routine and will reach my ultimate goal of either 120 or 110 lbs. I say 120 lbs because it all depends on how I look and feel at 120 lbs. If I feel good and healthy at this weight, I will remain there. At 62 years old, I do not want to look too thin. It is not recommended to go too low because a little bit of fat looks good on the face and also works well for the body because it works as estrogen. 2011 will be a good year for me and I am not giving in.

On this journey, I have discovered that I do love weight training and of course, I love to cross train also. Exercising is now part of me but I still have to work on the food intake… I still make some bad choices from time to time.

I wish you all a Happy New Year with tons of success!
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ANIMALMAGIC 1/1/2011 9:30AM

  You look absolutely fantastic and are a great inspiration to us.
All the best for 2011
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GETNHEALTHY45 12/30/2010 10:19PM

    You look great! I hope I look as good when I'm 60. I'm about to turn 44, and this new healthy lifestyle should help me look healthier and younger, right? Keep up the good work!

Happy New Year!

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DNJEN471 12/30/2010 6:31PM

    I think you are smart to not have your heart set on a specific goal. Another sparkfriend of mine wanted her goal to be 130 pounds. She got to 145 and was happy with the way she felt and looked. She got down to 135 and started to feel sick. She stopped menstrating (she is only 30) and people started to comment that she was looking sick. So she gradually went back up to 145 and has maintained that... feels good and is happy. Sometimes it's not only about what the scale says. Have a safe and happy New Year. Congratulations on your accomplishments!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/29/2010 12:45PM

    Your results make me want to look into chrono nutrition.

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KAMAPERRY 12/29/2010 10:14AM

    You look fantastic! emoticon

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MOLLIEMAC 12/29/2010 9:22AM

    Beautiful photo Lise- have a very Happy New Year! All the best in 2011...MJ emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 12/29/2010 9:04AM

    Everyone makes bad food choices from time to time. The great thing is that you love to exercise.
Good luck on your way to 120 pounds. emoticon

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 12/29/2010 8:37AM

  It's wonderful that you have found something that works for you. You are looking good!

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NEW-CAZ 12/29/2010 8:12AM

    You look amazing Lise.
I am so pleased you found something that works for you.
Health and Fitness are a part of me too now- my 2011 challenge is to master the kettle bell!

Have a wonderful, happy and healthy 2011 emoticon

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INTHELOOP 12/29/2010 7:49AM

    I think that you look beautiful ~ Ahhh - the health and fitness journey has no final destination only more goals - I am going to look into the chrono nutrition you mention - and maybe reflect my last year as well -

Thanks for being the team leader...I know that must use up a little bit of time!!

Happy New Year!
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Gosh! I haven't posted since Dec. 12th!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Yesterday was Christmas and we had friends over. For the friends whom we knew had no family here to go to, we invited over for lunch. We were 8 in all and it was very pleasant. Just so I wouldn't go overboard in calories, I didn't eat in the morning and I was not hungry at night so I did stay within my calorie range. No damage was done! emoticon

I was hoping to exercise today but I didn't... For some reason or another, I just didn't get around to it. My week starts tomorrow and I will finish 2010 with tons of energy. I plan on reaching my goal of 110 lbs in 2011.

Well good folks, I am going to take this opportunity in hoping that you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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ANIMALMAGIC 12/27/2010 5:47AM

  A very Happy New Year to you too. Well done for controlling your calorie intake on Christmas Day too!
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NATPLUMMER 12/26/2010 7:10PM

    Sounds like you had a great day!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/26/2010 6:45PM

    Glad you had a nice Christmas....so did we!

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MISSY455 12/26/2010 6:28PM

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NEW-CAZ 12/26/2010 3:18PM

    emoticon for keeping on track Lise!
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