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    SWAYDE   40,624
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January 5, 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Today I managed to walk for 41 minutes outdoors with my dog. I walk at a 3mph pace so that was about 2 miles. It was such a perfect day. It was sunny and 68F with a slight breeze. I had set out to do 20 minutes, but it was so nice out that I decided to go ahead and do 30 minutes, but then it was still so nice and I felt I could do more and the audiobook I was listening to was interesting (Purity in Death by J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts) and next I knew it was 41 minutes and time to think about cooking dinner!

I also managed to do the Day 5 video of the January Jumps Start Challenge, which was a Pilates workout for Hips and Thighs. I think I will be feeling that one in my right leg tomorrow even though I've done extra stretching to try to avoid soreness.

Not only that but I had gone shopping today as well after getting my allergy shot. So now I am over 10,000 steps for the day for the first time in over a month!

I managed to stay within my calorie and exceeded my water consumption goal.

It's been a great day!

Oh and I made a decision. I weight myself every day first thing in the morning, and I keep track of it, so I can see the nice decline over time. I have been doing this since June 1, 2011 with only a few days missed in between so the line is pretty cool to see. I have been updating my weight on Spark about weekly, sometimes bi-weekly if there was a gain or only a very minor loss. My decision is to only update my weight monthly on Spark so I can see how I did each month. I figure that will be more satisfying than much smaller increments. I can do that at the same time as I put in my measurements.

I want to start putting in a blog much more often, preferably daily to help keep me focused and on track. I found myself withdrawing from SparkPeople and losing motivation and falling back into tired old ruts I don't want to return to. So to avoid that going forward, I *KNOW* that I must have accountability.

Since my last blog on 1-1-12 I have tracked my food daily, drank my water and exercised daily. I have been reading, planning dinners out to cook and been getting caught up on some house work. So I am feeling quite Sparkalicious! =)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SWAYDE 1/6/2012 6:46PM

    Thank you for being such a huge encouragement and inspiration Shelbster!

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THESHELBSTER 1/6/2012 6:21PM

    You are doing awesome. What a way to start the New Year. I am a cat person but I wish I had a dog to walk sometimes. :0) Keep up the great work. Hugs.

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SWAYDE 1/6/2012 11:30AM

    I tried to to only blog for something "newsworthy" but I think I need to be more involved and accountable so it is not so easy for me to just kind slink away into over indulging and being lazy.

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POOKASLUAGH 1/6/2012 8:30AM

    Sounds like a realy wonderful day. Whatever keeps you here and working is a good thing! I know a lot fo people who like putting up daily blogs or a daily tracker. :)

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SWAYDE 1/5/2012 11:41PM

    Thank you Knittables!

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KNITTABLES 1/5/2012 11:19PM

    You are doing a great job, keep it up, emoticon

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SWAYDE 1/5/2012 10:39PM

    Thank you Christybug!

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CHRISTYBUG 1/5/2012 10:36PM

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