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Saturday 5/25 - It's a zoo out there

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Oh today was fun!!!

I went to bed around 11:30, and was up at 8. I didn't get up at all, and felt well-rested.

We went and did a little shopping, then came home to wait for my friend to come over so we could go to the zoo.

A lot of people had the same idea, and the parking lot was packed. It took almost as long to get into the lot as it did to drive there!

We went in and found our other friends who had driven separately. Off we went!

We lost my sister, nephew and his buddy almost immediately, as they want to go slower. I would have like to go slower too, but they others were 'go, go, go.'

We did get to see the bear cubs that are at the zoo, and saw almost every exhibit. The 2 younger boys wanted ice cream, and I splurged on some too.

After about 2 hours the others were ready to go, so we found out where my sister was and went back to join them and walked more. We saw the rain forest exhibit that we had skipped over, and I am so glad we did! So many beautiful birds in there!

So we spent about 4 hours at the zoo. I had my tracker on and we walked 3.5 miles. The route is all zig-zaggy. LOL

It was dinner time by then, so we picked up my other sister and went for pizza. I have gone over calories again, but so what?

After relaxing for a bit, I decided to go out for a walk. Just a short one, but I had so much energy I walked pretty fast, at least for me.

Tomorrow I might go with them to do a hike, but I'll have to see how my knee is. Part of the way is down a hill and then back up, and I don't know if I'd make it.

Spark Solution Challenge: Day 13

Insider tip: You can overcome pessimism.

If you see the negatives first, find a way to turn that into you fuel to fight for yourself. The more you fight for yourself and see the winning results, the more you will see your true beauty shine through; and you'll start to see the positives.

Mind-set Makeover: Share your tips.

Imagine you've reached your goal weight and a friend asks you for advise on how to live a healthier lifestyle. How does it feel to have others look up to you? How would you help others make positive changes in their own lives based on your experiences?

Metabolic Makeover: Slow down ...

and savor your food. Aim to spend 30 minutes or more eating dinner, which can help you save 70 calories each meal (because you'll have time to notice when you've had enough) or 7.3 pounds a year.

Spark Coach challenge: Use Your Body to Work Your Body.

Use only your body weight - no equipment: push ups, sprints, lunges, crunches, hiking, walking outside
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