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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Hello Sparkers!

Just getting back into the groove of not only this site but also diet/exercise. A couple months ago I took up a seasonal job doing cleaning and minor repairs on violins. That, in addition to rehearsals, teaching, and commuting an hour a day meant I REALLY didn't have time to exercise. Unlike my husband, however, I don't stop eating when I don't exercise. After a few months of this I decided it wasn't worth it. I knew I was gaining weight -- I'm so fat it's uncomfortable -- and quit the job. I started working out again two weeks ago and this week slowly eased back into tracking calories / exercise. Finally weighed myself a couple days ago and yes it was worse than I ever could have imagined. But that's the way it goes and I'm back at it to try again. I feel it necessary to tell you I can't bring myself to change the ticker, so what you see as current weight is a lie.

We suspended our gym membership until it's too cold to exercise outside so workouts tend to either be walk/jog or riding the bike. This week I started walking/jogging with a friend and it's WONDERFUL.

Today's workout:

10 mile ride 45 minutes
Found this link from someone else's blog (and did it) :

And will walk/jog with friend this evening.

Question: while I was gone Spark changed the calorie counter so that you have the option for it to monitor calories consumed versus expended. I'm using that option because it's new but basically every day that I work out it increases my calorie range. I like the idea of being "allowed" to eat more than 1550 calories a day but not sure if it's beneficial. Thoughts?
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  • ALICEART2010
    It was suggested to me to stick to the "low end" of the calorie range to see better results.? It just depends on how much I expend for that day.
    It's difficult for me but not impossible. The more you exercise, the more you can eat.
    1624 days ago
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