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New Challenging Meaningful Streak

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The good thing is that it is very clear what my new focus will be. I'm going to start counting the days I am within my calorie range; that will be a powerful streak to start! That will address my recent biggest fitness weakness. And I do need to cut back on my calorie range a bit (due to reduced calorie burning) so it will be even more challenging.

Part of the reason it is so clear is that I'm sitting here with two ice bags, one on my left inner ankle and one on the left side of my lower back. Just guess I overdid strength training (calf raises and back extensions??) yesterday. And since I'm not training for a particular race right now I've been picking up Gwen too much again. Oh, well. I'll think about more swimming, too.

Looking forward to this evening's meal with AQUAGIRL, her hubby, and maybe DKINSEY and a few more local Sparkers. I'm thinking I'll be well enough to run on Saturday. We'll see.
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    1415 days ago
    I had a great time at the dinner last night! One good part was that it was so close and we didn't have a marathon drive home! I'm back to counting the days that I'm in range too. I lost another pound the week but for the first time ever, I used all of the 49 flex points! Of course I've earned 23 activity points so far this week so that will help. Please be careful with your foot. It's better to be safe than sorry. Maybe jogging in the pool with a floatation belt on would work for you. Just a thought......
    1418 days ago
    Injury free is priority 1... take care of you! You're worth it!

    1419 days ago
    That's a very wise streaking idea. Take care. Have fun with the SP friends!
    1419 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Take care, train well, and hope to hear about your dinner with "Children of the Spark!"
    1420 days ago
    Swimming is always a great way to burn calories with less harm to the body. Hope everything will be well for Saturday.
    1420 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your sore muscles, but I am sure you will be good as new before long. Great goal, and great to see you on the SparkCoach Motivation and Consistency team. I'm glad SP is working to include those of us past the glamorous but tough weigh-loss stage and into the relatively dull but no less tough maintenance stage. I know the motivation is needed by both groups, but the original Fast Break team just wasn't doing anything for me at this point.
    1420 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Hope you're feeling better soon.
    1420 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Sorry to hear you had some muscle soreness after ST. Shows you have been away from it too long.. Got to ease back into things. Scaling back the food is a great idea to keep up with what you are currently doing. Right now should be a recovery mode from your race anyway. Those big races do take a lot out of you. Swimming is a great cross training exercise to do! Good luck with your new goal -you can do it!!
    1420 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I'm praying for a really speedy recovery. But you just take on everything in stride...such and inspiration to us!

    Have a great day, Marsha!
    1420 days ago
    sounds like a great goal to me!
    You can do it for sure.
    Have a terrific day
    1420 days ago
    Good plan!
    1420 days ago
    Your body can only take so much so take care of
    yourself. Have a great evening. HUGS!
    1420 days ago
    I hope those ouchy parts heal soon!

    1420 days ago
    Take care and listen to your body Marsha!
    1420 days ago
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