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Looking forward to a great week!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Last Friday was my birthday and TC had quite the little celebration planned, which was really nice but NOT low-calorie. emoticon

Since we usually don't celebrate birthdays I decided I had to "go with it" and be gracious. Hey, if he wants to surprise and indulge me, who am I to argue?? AND, yesterday was our 24th anniversary, so we celebrated that over the weekend as well.

It was fun, but it's back to business with a vengeance today! Only 9 weeks until we leave for Peru and hiking the Inca Trail! YIKES!

Yesterday we walked 3 miles before our bike class. I ended up the day with over 20,000 steps.

Today I did Day 2, Week 1 of a 5K training program, and then we went to Cardio Pump class. Here it is only 11:00 am and I've already got 15,000 steps in! Good grief. I hope I can keep this up!!!

I made a HUGE pot of Eggplant Stew. This will be lunch all week!

I have made a promise to myself that I will NOT GET ON THE SCALE until next Monday. I'm going to focus on the process and NOT the stupid number.

Have a great day, fellow Sparklers! We got this!


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WATERMELLEN 7/16/2013 8:21PM

    That eggplant stew recipe sounds great: and so low-cal!! You're doing a fine job getting ready for Peru!

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AJDOVER1 7/16/2013 5:16PM

    Happy Birthday/Anniversary/Awesome step count!
I think it's sweet that your sweetie had a celebration planned for you. Now back to work!

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BOOKAPHILE 7/16/2013 3:37PM

    I understand. (Happy birthday and Anniversary, by the way!) There are 5 days between my birthday and anniversary. We don't usually exchange gifts anymore, but we do go out to dinner to celebrate so that I don't have to cook. It isn't easy on the calorie count, but it's only one week in the year.

Congratulations on your many steps! You'll be ready for Peru!

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FORMYDARLINGS 7/16/2013 3:23PM


I made myself a promise when I got back on track to only weigh myself ONCE a week. It is so much less stressful. I will have to change that in a couple of weeks as I have joined the 5% challenge and they weigh on Saturday, not my regular day but, since MOnday is my day, the Saturday weight will keep me honest all weekend so I don't gain any between. Have a wonderful week and I hate eggplant. LOL


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KENDRACARROLL 7/16/2013 1:18PM

    Thanks for posting the link to your recipe. Sounds delicious. I'll need to try that :)
Happy late birthday, happy anniversary. Special days are there to be celebrated.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 7/16/2013 1:12PM

    Happy Birthday & Anniversary!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on all your steps so far!! Keep it up

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NANCY- 7/16/2013 12:43PM

    Belated Happy Birthday & Anniversary Wishes!
What fun to celebrate positives... and I wish you many more.

Peru!!! Wow!!! Up in the mountains? Do you have anything thing planned to top the plank on the Great Wall?

BTW the stew sounds great. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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SUGAR0814 7/16/2013 12:25PM

    Happy Belated Birthday & Anniversary! You are definitely getting your steps in! Great job!! Have a great day!! emoticon emoticon

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