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Walking with Dad, Part 2: Old Dogs

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Friday, February 08, 2013

I finally got around to editing the last half of the walk with my dad. Yes, the walk we took back in November... Better late than never, right? He told a sweet and encouraging story that I wanted to share with y’all. He’s such a great role model. If you missed part one of our walk, here’s a link:

I know I’m partial, but he really is worth listening to.

People asked me about being able to comment on Dad's SparkPage. He is a SparkPerson, after all. He logs in every day, spins the wheel, tracks his stuff. And he does have a SparkPage, but he just made one because I asked him to. He doesn’t do the online SparkBuddies and comments and stuff. He’s not much into the social media side of things. He’s more of an in-person kind of guy. He says he only has a Facebook page so he’ll know what his kids and grandkids are doing. He never comments or anything. Lol. But I did tell him to pop over to my page and read some of the nice comments Sparkers left on that first vlog. I think he read them? Maybe? At any rate, he appreciates the encouraging words. :)

Hope you’re out there Sparking up the place today. I’m feeling just a tad bit under the weather. I think Audrey shared some of her germs from last week. She’s thoughtful that way. No biggie. I’m chugging lots of water and taking a couple of short, casual strolls on the elliptical today, to keep the exercise streak going. Today will be Day 677 for exercise--love it. Walked to the grocery store and back yesterday. Don’t think that would’ve crossed my mind a couple of years ago. But I’m keeping it easy today.

Update on the food tracking streak: Day 12 of tracking everything. I’m making a habit of pre-tracking all my food in the morning. It takes a little extra time, but it’s really paying off. It gives me a plan to stick to, and I don’t have to think about it again. All I have to do is stay on track and change things, if I deviate as the day goes. It’s also helped, because it means I have to know what I’m feeding my family every night. This is a very, very, very good thing. Now, they can ask what’s for dinner, without me having a little meltdown. What? I didn’t mean meltdown. That never happened. Nope...

Yes. It helps.

Oh, check out this picture collage of a scary thing that happened to me yesterday. I thought I lost my FitBit!

I looked down and saw that my FitBit had jumped out of the little rubber holster. We looked in the car, outside, all over the place. I found it, resting on the lip of a cabinet in the kitchen. What? How? No idea. So now, I’m placing a very attractive piece of tape on this bad boy every morning. No more kamikaze FitBits!

Have a Sparky weekend, folks!

EDIT: One of my SparkBuddies said she uses a rubber band, to keep her FitBit from running away. I think that sounds way better than tape. Gonna try that! Thanks, JANEMARIE77!
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