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Thursday, November 22, 2012

From about 7am tomorrow, GMT.

I've had the sort of week that makes you run away and join the circus, really I have. As a result I have not been doing what the SparkDoctor ordered. No indeed and I don't know what I regret the most, all that Turkish Delight or taking the bus to the station instead of walking.



So tomorrow is a fresh start (*groan* oh no, not another one) and I plan to be out breaking in my new hiking boots (pictured) and dahn the gym and reminding myself that I promised to be a size 18 by Christmas and much more of this and my new size 18 strides won't fit any more. They have felt a bit tight round the gut today but I'm calling it gas. Or I was until 10 minutes ago when the cat found it necessary to leave the sofa abruptly and go out for some fresh air.

Please slap me in the face with a wet haddock tomorrow morning and remind me that tomorrow is anovver day and I've taken is as holiday from work. I've got big plans that may just include some long walks and fortunately the weather tomorrow and Sunday is set to be pretty good, though Saturday's is looking mingin'.

The boots are not beautiful but they fit and the proof of the hiking boot is in the number of blisters you get when walking in them.

I'm so excited about choosing a walk for tomorrow, I don't know where to start.

'Break the boots in gradually'???

Now what kind of attitude is that?

Excess in everything, I say.
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CBRINKLEY401 11/23/2012 12:57AM

    Probably not a good idea to take those brand new boots on a 10 mile hike right away. Or be sure to wear thick socks to help protect against any possible blisters (and bring a couple of bandaids in case you do get one, to cover it right away.
I think the boots look great myself. Enjoy your walk. Stick to your resolve. I know you can do it.
Don't know if this is haddock, but here's the fish you ordered. Probably better to eat it than use it to beat you with!
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MICKEYH 11/23/2012 12:39AM

    I like the boots. It looks like comfortable. I hope it is comfy as looks. Enjoy walking trip tomorrow. Don't forget to take lunch.Lol)) Let us know how the trip and your boots get along.
Take care for now.

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EZRIN101 11/22/2012 11:31PM

    Nice boots!! I think they are pretty snazzy looking! enjoy them and I'll send you nice weather vibes!!

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GOSPARK45 11/22/2012 11:19PM

    Your boots look lovely! I don't think I've ever broken any shoes in. Life's too short! Ha ha!
Hope yours fit just fine. Can hardly wait to hear about your new walks.

What I love most about SparkPeople is that no matter how many times I start feeling I'm starting to go the wrong way, an article or someone will reinspire me to keep going. I know that as long as you're going the right way, you'll make it eventually. It's not a race, just a journey. Keep sparking! You're doing fine.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/22/2012 11:13PM

    Very good. You can do it.

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SUNNYWBL 11/22/2012 10:56PM

    Wearing two pair of thin socks will help to prevent blisters. Or, if you own 'Wright' socks wear them as they have two sock layers for the same reason. emoticon

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LYNNA1968 11/22/2012 10:05PM

    hahaha your kitty knows how to live! Don't like it, walk away (there goes your reason to wear the boots). Have a wonderful hike

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WISEDIETER 11/22/2012 9:59PM

    Those boots look like they are made for walking hope you pack a little first aid kit just in case a blister or two appears happy hiking
Cheers Sue

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NEWTINK 11/22/2012 9:43PM

    Congrats on the boots and the holiday tomorrow ... Enjoy your walk and have fun !!! emoticon

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CHRIS3874 11/22/2012 9:22PM

    I lost track of how many times I have had to press the reboot button!!
I nearly died of laughter with the comment about your cat needing some air!!!!

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EABL81 11/22/2012 9:09PM

    Great boots - go for it! (but you could pack a little moleskin and a pair of nail scissors, just in case. Just saying).

Can't wait for the report on tomorrow's walk.

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DANAPRIME 11/22/2012 8:50PM

    Every time we stop to eat is a new chance to "start over" or do the "right" thing. Put your mistakes behind you and forge ahead to success! you are emoticon

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ERINTHEROCKSTAR 11/22/2012 8:31PM

    Can't wait for all stories your new boots are sure to bring!! emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 11/22/2012 8:12PM

    Not sure what a Turkish Delight is... your friends in the USA probably all overate today. I know that I did; despite holding back and being careful about my choices.

Hey the boots are as beautiful as they feel on your feet. :D

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LINDAK25 11/22/2012 8:12PM

    Cue organ grinder and monkey! Aren't I supposed to be nagging you? Did you drink your water? What were you thinking! Go for a walk. Okay?
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Love the boots! Hope you get some great walks in this weekend.

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TSISQUAUSDI 11/22/2012 7:57PM

    Girl, you crack me! The cat left abruptly, indeed! Consistency is the key to losing weight, so please, keep that in mind. Don't punish yourself for what you did - Just get right back on your program at the next snack or meal. Don't skip any snacks or meals, no matter how badly you ate at the last one. You want to keep that blood sugar level and your metabolism up. The weight will come off, so long as you look at this as a lifestyle change and not just a diet. You can do this - And win!! emoticon

Oh, yeah - Nice kicks! Those should make hiking a lot more pleasant!

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SLIMLEAF 11/22/2012 7:39PM

    Not beautiful? Your boots look just fine to me!

Have fun.

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GABY1948 11/22/2012 7:22PM

    I love your new boots! And your attitude is great for tomorrow and that is what matters! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KONRAD695 11/22/2012 7:13PM

    Hope life's pendulum swings to the good side of things, and sticks there. emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 11/22/2012 6:45PM

    Keep Sparkin'!!!

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CATLADY52 11/22/2012 6:44PM

    emoticon I'm looking forward to hearing about your walks. With the new boots or the old. I guess it will depend on how muddy it gets.

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NOMORENOMORE 11/22/2012 6:20PM

    I'm still laughing at:

"They have felt a bit tight round the gut today but I'm calling it gas. Or I was until 10 minutes ago when the cat found it necessary to leave the sofa abruptly and go out for some fresh air. "

Your boots look so very comfortable. I know you'll get lots of use out of them.

Looking forward to hearing about your walks.
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4KWALK 11/22/2012 6:12PM

    It's okay to have Turkish Delight once in awhile. This spark change is for a lifetime so we have to make it fit our life. Enjoy your turkish delight once in awhile and really enjoy the walks you will have in your new boots. They look very pretty to me.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 11/22/2012 5:38PM

    Have a nice walk, enjoy your new boots

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JACKIE542 11/22/2012 5:10PM

    Glad to see you are getting back into your routine. I like the looks of your boots. Happy hiking. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAURIE5658 11/22/2012 5:00PM

    Enjoy the boots!

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L1ZB3TH354 11/22/2012 4:59PM

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KIPPER15 11/22/2012 4:29PM

    Be sure to wear good socks or the blister may be really bad. Have a lovely walk, looking forward to hearing about it. emoticon

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SUNRISE14 11/22/2012 4:28PM

    Each day is another chance to do better. I ate what i wanted today in small portions for 1 meal only and only took one plate at a buffet but i did have pie today. Also ate a salad today so that's good . I will finish today out with healthy food ! Don't beat yourself up just do your best to reach your goal Christmas that's good enough ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POLSKARENIA 11/22/2012 4:28PM

    Enjoy walking off that Turkish Delight!!

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JAMBABY0 11/22/2012 4:13PM

    May the boots be their best for you and may you have many happy steps!

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NEW-CAZ 11/22/2012 4:11PM

    Hope those blisters soon go Anne, and I love the boots.
And....Turkish Delight..........any left? emoticon

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MRS.DOYLE 11/22/2012 4:03PM

    I'm so glad I don't live near a shop. I had a real craving for chocolate peanuts this evening. I had to settle for some banana milk instead.

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/22/2012 3:54PM

    So glad you're back with us.
The boots look beautiful.
I'm very angry with you. You had Turkish Delight, and didn't share with me. They don't have such a thing here in the part of Maine where I live. I've wondered what it is ever since reading "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" many years ago.
Have a great walk. emoticon

P.S. If you ever find yourself strolling around Shrewsbury say howdy to Cadfael for me.

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MARUKI52 11/22/2012 3:49PM

    Do we have to guess the number of blisters you will have as the next competition? LOL I sincerely hope the total is zero.

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JUNEAU2010 11/22/2012 3:47PM

    Do be wise about the blisters - they could making walking problematic for far too long!

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DALID414 11/22/2012 3:42PM

    I hope they're as kind on your feet as they were to your pocketbook.

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