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Birthday gifts to myself

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy Fourth of July, U.S. people! Hope you are having a lovely holiday.

I was born on the 4th of July 58 years ago!

This morning, because I have the day off & my housemate is away, I got to sleep in & then do extra exercise--SP's 28 Day Bootcamp short cardio sculpt + Leslie Sansone's big burn. Total minutes 54, which is peanuts compared to what many of my SP friends do every day, but lots for me. Especially because outside temps were up to 95 already & the ceiling fan in my living room/workout space is not working. I drank 48 oz of water in the process of exercise & then sat under the dining-room fan to eat my breakfast. Ahhhh. emoticon

I've decided to modify my nutrition/fitness/travel-savin
gs system in one important way: I can have sweets more than one day IF the occasions involve hospitality/celebration--& still transfer travel $$ to savings IF by Saturday my weight has gone down. Monday evening my Indian friend invited me to dinner to celebrate my birthday & included a lovely dessert, mung halwa; & today I'll be celebrating with my Guatemalan friend & her family & I imagine they'll be serving dessert too. It would just be wrong to decline altogether. But I can eat small amounts & stay within my recommended nutrient ranges. This morning my weight was down 0.4 (& my body-fat percentage was down too, yay!).

That's more than anybody probably cares to know about my tweaks to my little system, but it helps to write it out for myself. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HELLODANAE 7/4/2012 11:29PM

    thanks for the great ideas birthday girl!!!
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BABY_GIRL69 7/4/2012 9:31PM

    Happy Birthday Ruth!! You share birthdays not only with America but also with my brothers! Both born different years but on 4th of July. lol You are gift & that workout sounds intense. My workout was cooking & game on again tomorrow!

God Bless,


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MOMFAN 7/4/2012 6:39PM

    Happy Birthday!! Sounds like a great one!!

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SPLASH1105 7/4/2012 6:39PM

    Happy Birthday. I hope that you are enjoying your day.

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SUZBOISANNE 7/4/2012 5:48PM

    Happy Birthday wishes to you for 58 more times!!!! Enjoy the rest of your day!!! So happy you are doing so great!!! emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 7/4/2012 2:59PM

    Happy Birthday! and Happy 4th of July!

What a great day you are having--sounds relaxing and very active!

Good job finding ways to fit treats in to your celebrations while still staying in your nutritional goals for the day and losing weight--you're doing emoticon

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CZARINA_TV 7/4/2012 1:38PM

    Happy birthday!

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CARLYG8 7/4/2012 1:32PM

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your 4th!
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NAKIOMA 7/4/2012 1:29PM

    You are doing great - congratulations on the attitude and you birthday.................Naki

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