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To Walk or Not to Walk...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Had a good day today. Ate in range. Actually had to add a snack this evening to get into range...that rarely happens...kinda nice.

I wasn't able to walk at lunchtime today...I had to take a short lunch so I could come home earlier than usual...DH and I had an appointment to get to.

Today, I only had a diet cola this evening. I went all day drinking just water...no headaches...no serious drop in energy. This afternoon, after lunch, I had a hard time quenching my thirst. I thought about having a diet cola, but I was giving plasma after work and I wanted to see if it went faster than usual...with drinking more water. So, I opted to bypass the diet cola and keep drinking the water and try to get over it with the water. My donation did not go better than usual like I had hoped. emoticon They ended up having to do a second poke on my other arm and I came home with a sore right arm with an ice pack on it. Ugh. I was tempted to feel sorry for myself and not do my walking this evening...but no...I came home, got Mia, and headed to the park. We did our walk and DH fixed supper while we were out. Yay! I had a diet cola with my supper. Then I finished out my steps.

I'm hot now! It is WARM in the house. I turned the air on. We've been trying to manage with just the windows open and ceiling fans going...but it's not doing the trick tonight. Poor little Mia is still trying to cool down from our walk...and it's been a couple hours...so I decided it was air time.

It occurred to me tonight, when I was coming home and contemplating to walk or not to walk, that it was REALLY important to handle this situation the "right" way. If I do it "right" now, it is a chance for me to begin to forge the good habit of pushing through...being consistent...not getting derailed during tough times. And I did it! Yay!

Hope you all had a great day! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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DUXGRL1 6/17/2013 8:03PM

    Yay! I have said this many times. Even on food bad days, I still exercise, and sometimes I REALLY don't want to, but it ALWAYS feels good afterward! Keep pushing through!

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JSPIN74 6/13/2013 2:17PM

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ANATASHIKI 6/13/2013 12:53PM

    you're doing great! I confess I bought a pepsi light today but only because I scheduled a teeth cleaning for next thursday and I'm sure I won't drink again cause combined with a hyper proteic diet makes my teeth look and feel nasty . I'm not really addicted so it's no problem to quit emoticon

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WHOVIANGIRL23 6/13/2013 9:53AM

    That's great that you're making the right choices?

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BAZOOKABOBCAT 6/13/2013 9:49AM

    You are brilliant and excellent. And should totally accept my invite on FitBit!

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TRENTDREAMER 6/13/2013 9:08AM

    "Had a good day today. Ate in range. Actually had to add a snack this evening to get into range...that rarely happens...kinda nice. "
* :)

" Ugh. I was tempted to feel sorry for myself and not do my walking this evening...but no...I came home, got Mia, and headed to the park. "
* GLad to hear.


" If I do it "right" now, it is a chance for me to begin to forge the good habit of pushing through...being consistent...not getting derailed during tough times. And I did it! Yay! "
* Yay indeed!

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JLWOF1 6/13/2013 8:22AM

    Great job! Keep it up! Kudos to you for donating plasma!

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MIRAGE727 6/13/2013 8:17AM

    There are a lot of baby steps on the journey!
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CALIDREAMER76 6/13/2013 7:52AM

    Good for you making the "right" choice, you are changing your behaviors.
Can I ask how much water are you drinking? Especially on blood/plasma donation day? I too had a problem and one time was sent away cause they couldn't fill the bag. After I made 8 glasses my minimum, and make sure my volume is especially up prior to donating I haven't had a problem, even for blood tests. ( There was one time 3 people tried about 7 or 8 times for a blood test - it took the oncology nurse to be called in to poke me) Things are different now.

Also how old is Mia? I just read statements the other day from Nancy -(former Coach Nancy) about how very young children dehydrate and over heat before we know it. I know you are being careful - keep her fluids up during the heat when you both go out especially.
Frances

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ROSEWCI 6/13/2013 5:42AM

    Good for you Cathy for opting to walk in the end! It does a body good!
I, too, have given up soda...& don't miss it! I do get a craving once in a while & will indulge...but it's not an everyday thing anymore. I used to drink diet soda constantly...& as you know, that's not good thing! And I've read that diet soda actually keeps you fat! So, when I remind myself of that fact, well then...having a soda isn't so appealing!

Keep up the good work girl! You're doing it!!! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/13/2013 4:17AM

    Good for you!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 6/13/2013 2:04AM

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DS9KIE 6/13/2013 1:33AM

    your doing emoticon on your walk.

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KONRAD695 6/12/2013 11:09PM

    Don't worry much about the donation. I'm going to guess that it's getting warm and your body needs a little extra water. You're also giving it a big fluid change. At least that's my non-doctor official opinion.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon On the great decision to walk. I'm "ONCE AGAIN" finding out that walking is a near perfect exercise.

emoticon You're already doing it!!

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MOTHEPRO 6/12/2013 10:37PM

    emoticon Awesome decision to go ahead a do your walk!

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