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My Favorite Way to Burn Calories

Sunday, September 30, 2012

My husband and I recently returned from the beach where we were blessed with glorious weather - low humidity, highs in the upper 70's/low 80's. We spent 2 full days doing one of my favorite things: sailing.

That's Bald Head Island in the background, with "Old Baldy" on the far left.

My original title for this blog was going to be "The Best Way to NOT Burn Calories." Then I entered this activity and was thrilled at the calorie-burn estimated! I was equally thrilled when I weighed this morning, fully expecting to have gained weight from vacation. I had maintained - so I guess sailing does use some calories. That makes me VERY happy!

Thinking I was packing on the pounds, I did a morning of cycling (15 miles) and a morning of wogging (3.3 miles) to aid the effort, as well as a strength workout one evening.

Now, I MUST return to sensible eating (no more ice cream, cookies, or cake!) in order to meet the 12 by 12/12/12 challenge. I have 10 pounds to lose - doable with dedication.

I plan to return to the beach for a week in November. If the weather permits, I will sail some more. However, I WILL avoid those no-no's. That's a promise!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BILL60 10/1/2012 10:15AM

    Sounds like a plan.

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GOLFGMA 9/30/2012 9:15PM

    I am in awe of your vacation and proud that you maintained. The "Pact" continues. I am still up and down and I have been a couch potato today while watching the Ryder Cup and seeing them lose in the last few minutes. emoticon We were way ahead until today. I promise to get back on track tomorrow, probably on the bike since rain is again in the forecast. emoticon

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LUVS2BIKE101 9/30/2012 6:59PM

I admire your dedication. Keep Sparking!

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ROCKYCPA 9/30/2012 5:11PM

    What a wonderful vacation. Good for your for maintaining.

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  Glad you had such beautiful weather, a great time and MAINTAINED!!! emoticon

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