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Today it went well for my February Challenge Day 1

Friday, February 01, 2013

I did this challenge three years ago and I had success so I am doing it again. It is the diabetes 8 week challenge I am doing the first 4 weeks and hopefully go on to the longer workouts as the weather improves.
Today all of my food was in range.

I have almost 10.000 steps I am not in bed yet but I do have 9,089 steps best this year I think.

I did 15 minutes strength training, then 30 minutes on Gazelle. Then I went upstairs to DH he had done his PT and we looked outside to No snow around the house and a DRY driveway.
DH wanted to check out the RV so we got down the steps- emoticon got across the driveway to the RV and DH had to really figure out how to get up the high high step. emoticon He did it. Then he turned on the generator and checked thing out like water leaks or any weather problems. So far so good.

We went back indoors and I called in a prescription. I told DH I was going out and he decided to come that was great. I went out for produce. DH sat in the van and listened to music.
We drove home past McDonalds and I asked if he wanted a coffee. I went in for it and bought myself a salad and DH a coffee and 2 pies an apple and a cherry. We drove home and all was well. DH sat and iced his leg and ate his snack.

Dinner was good for us it was Flounder, Carrots, Peas, Brussels Sprouts with caramelized onions and I added 2 slices of ready cooked bacon to give it a lift but not much fat. DH cleaned his plate. He had little appetite till tonight. I think getting outside made the difference.

I went back to sparking and walked with Leslie so today I had 75 minutes fitness ---much better. I like what I have chosen and I needed a plan to follow. It is printed and colour coded to make it easier to follow.

I have posted in the message boards on a thread I have shared with another Spark Friend for the last three years.
Other great friends have been made on that thread but she and I are the only starters left there from that far back. She started it after the Spark was a best seller and that was when I found the book and went to the site. She helped me along the way and some time soon we will meet.

On to Day 2 and to BED earlier again. emoticon DAY! emoticon
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ARTJAC 2/4/2013 3:18AM

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/3/2013 11:46AM

    Excellent start, Pat! Way to go!

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NASFKAB 2/3/2013 4:44AM

  great seeing how well both are doing all the best with the challenge

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GINIEMIE 2/2/2013 6:12PM

    Good news. I love that Fred is trying to get out and do a little more. I like that you got a salad at McD's.
Hope you continue to make your goals.

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UUCEEJAY 2/2/2013 6:11PM

    You and Fred have done so well with all this! emoticon

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IMAGINGPRO 2/2/2013 2:19PM

    What great news. I am so happy that Fred is doing so well. I know that it has a lot to do with your compassionate and loving care that you are giving him. All the great doctor's did there part well and now you work your magic.

I have always found that going out in the fresh air does help you to feel better. It is wonderful that DH can get out and enjoy the scenery.

I hope that you are resting good and are feeling better too. Your exercise plan sounds really great.

Best wishes to you.

Love Dot

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NEEDSHELP52 2/2/2013 2:06PM

    Pat, everything is sounding so good. Good job for your DH. I'm about to track all my things and see how it went. Walking slowly was about all I could do. HUGS, Terry

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MILLISMA 2/2/2013 12:37PM

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BAKER1009 2/2/2013 11:00AM

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Keep up the great work Pat!!
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SUNNY332 2/2/2013 9:59AM

    Fred is doing so good and I am so happy for you both.

Awesome that you are doing the Challenge again. I do remember the last time you did this challenge. Best wishes to you!

Our local HyVee store has Grouper on sale this week so we will pick some up tomorrow.

Do have a good day.

Hugs, Sunny

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1CRAZYDOG 2/2/2013 9:06AM

    I am so pleased your DH is progressing so well! HUGS HUGS HUGS!



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123ELAINE456 2/2/2013 8:48AM

  Sounds like You and DH had an All Around Wonderful Day. You are doing Great with your Exercises too. And Your Dinner Sound very Yummy and Good. Glad that the both of You was able to get out for awhile. Hope You had a Good Night Sleep. God Blessings To Everyone and Have a Delightful Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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IOEINC 2/2/2013 8:33AM

    What a great day you and Fred had!! His progression is a tribute to your caregiving and his attitude not to be kept down!! Good luck with the 8 week challenge!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/2/2013 8:15AM

    I'm so glad you're able to get back to working out. I know how much that means to you!! Getting out for a bit was good for both of you, I'm sure!! Have a great day!

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GLASSART43 2/2/2013 8:11AM

    Glad to hear your exercise went so well and Fred is feeling good enough to be out and about.

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CHALLENGER15 2/2/2013 7:54AM

    As I read this, I kept thinking back to when your DH was so sick - even before his surgery - and the difference made me smile! emoticon Yes, a big, big smile!

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GOANNA2 2/2/2013 7:44AM

    Well done Pat! What a wonderful day you had.
Hubby is doing remarkably well and a lot is thanks
to you my dear. You have been a rock. Good luck
on completing your challenge. Food sounds great.
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EGGBASKET1 2/2/2013 2:48AM

    WOOHOO !!! WAY TO GO, PAT ! YOU ARE ON A ROLL ! I AM DOING THE 8 WEEK CHALLENGE USING THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS AS MY 28 DAY CHALLENGE. YOU DID AWESOME FOR DAY 1 !!! SOUNDS LIKE DH IS MAKING A REMARKABLE RECOVERY...CONGRATULATIONS ! SLEEP WELL AND HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW ! HUGS...EGG

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KATHY024 2/2/2013 1:31AM

    Umm, your making me hungry!! Glad your DH is getting back into the swing of things and so fast!! He is doing great! Have a good weekend!

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RD03875 2/2/2013 12:39AM

    Way to go my friend! You can do it!
Glad to hear things are almost back to normal for you.
I wish they would totally re-start that challenge with a fresh page/team without all those posts from 3 years ago. Very discouraging to me.

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BRENDAGAIL9 2/2/2013 12:08AM

    You had a great day. Good to hear Fred is getting around so good, plus into the motorhome. That's hard with good legs!


We are having rain and foggy mornings, mild temperatures.

Enjoy the weekend. I will go to the produce stand tomorrow as I am out of fresh veggies and fruit.

Brenda
Chehalis, WA


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POOHGIRL1970 2/1/2013 11:31PM

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You rock!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/1/2013 11:10PM

    What a wonderful day! Your hubby is doing so well! And so are you!! Dinner sounded wonderful!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/1/2013 11:07PM

    I'm so proud of you for doing this challenge. I gave up about 3 years ago I really should stick it out. You are a role model and an inspiration for me.

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TERRI289 2/1/2013 11:04PM

    Sounds like an incredible day!!!!!

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/1/2013 10:56PM

    Excellent job!

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