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January 7, 2012


Saturday, January 07, 2012

Finished off week 1 of the January Jumpstart Challenge strong! I did my 20 minutes of aerobics, I did the Day 6 Arm Sculpting video today since I had screwed up and did Day 7's video yesterday AND I walked to the grocery, shopped and came back which took 30 minutes and had enough steps for a mile.

I met my water goal, my pedometer step goal and my calorie goal. My calorie goal was a small victory for me in self control. I made lasagna for dinner tonight and as soon as it came out of the oven I cut it up into proper portion sizes... against all my strong desires and wishes to start off with 2 servings, I controlled myself and only took one and doubled up on the spinach instead. I also only had 1 piece of garlic bread. When I was done eating I was completely satisfied and now I have even more lasagna than normal for other meals. Go me!

I did take a small nap today, because I had trouble sleeping through my husband's coughing and sneezing fits. I won't beat myself up over that, clearly I needed it. I read my daily Bible verse and took some time today to relax and read The Black Echo, less than 100 pages until I finish it =) I am 1/75 books read so far this year. I did, of course, spend excessive time on my computer, but I'm doing really well in everything else so I don't feel bad about it.

And now I will go read for awhile, rest more poor abs that are still quite sore from yesterday's workout and then start a pot of chili for tomorrow's annual chili cook-off at church that I signed up for. My first time, I hope they go easy on me ;)

PS... I stepped on the scale this morning and hit a new low, 227.0!!!!!! I don't want to update my Spark tracker until the end of the month though, but that was an exciting thing to see =)
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ASTORRES1 1/8/2012 11:14AM

    WOOHOO to you...for all your accomplishments big and small!!!
Glad you are learning not to beat yourself up over some things in which we can not control....sleep is important to our healthy journey!!!!

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POOKASLUAGH 1/8/2012 9:38AM

    Yay for 227!!! I can't wait to see where you end up at the end of January!

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SWAYDE 1/8/2012 9:07AM

    Thank you for your encouragement ladies =)

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 1/8/2012 8:46AM

    WOW! You have set great goals and you are doing a great job! The book challenge is a great idea. I have a goal of reading more, but an actual goal number of books would be a good idea. Best of luck to you on the Chili cook off!

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THETEATREEGIRL 1/8/2012 7:11AM

    Way to go hun! You rocked it out! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 1/8/2012 1:04AM

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SWAYDE 1/7/2012 10:47PM

    The challenge is fun =) It is exactly what I needed to get this year off to a great start.

I will be happy to let you know what books I recommend as I read them. The first book I completed this year was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and YES I totally recommend it (if you are one of the few women who have NOT already read it like me lol) =)

I have been able to read 75+ every year for the past 3 years. I count audio books that I listen to while walking, crocheting, cooking, traveling in the car and playing games as well. Which really helps my count. I also got lucky and was given a Nook back in March of 2011 and that was so much fun to read on and made so many more books conveniently available to me that I went on a serious reading binge. I dropped it one too many times and killed it in October 2011, so my husband was kind enough to replace it for me with the Nook Color *with insurance!* and I have even more fun with it!

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MOMMA-MOOSE 1/7/2012 10:24PM

    Wow. Very impressive. I love reading but rarely make time for it anymore. I absolutely love your 75 books goal. I'd love to hear which ones you recommend as you finish them.

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SWEETSLADY 1/7/2012 9:46PM

    This is my first time using a SparkPeople challenge, and so far so good. Glad to see someone else working well with it as well! I love reading, too. I set a goal for 60 books this year.
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