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A snowy day...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cooper didn't feel like walking much today in the snow and ice, so it was a low mileage day for me. I did some time on the elliptical plus an abs video and some yoga, so my streak is still alive for Day 796, but it was a slow paced day. There was nothing that had to be done on any particular schedule. My favorite kind of day!

The snow started falling midday yesterday and hasn't really stopped yet. It started as heavy, wet snow, but the temps are dropping so everything is now getting really icy. I am glad I don't have to drive anywhere tonight. When I was out walking the dog I saw cars spinning their tires on the ice at the intersections.

I have been feeling sluggish and unmotivated lately, so today I ordered the Spark activity tracker. Maybe that will help motivate me and keep me moving... even n days when the dog doesn't want to walk. I CAN put him in his crate and go out by myself after all. It just feels weird. I have a feeling this is going to be a cold, snowy Winter and I will need all the external motivational assistance I can get.

I found candy cane flavored oreos... shouldn't have bought them. They are delicious! I love mint chocolate anything, and I am finding it difficult to practice restraint. I am recording every cookie I eat, which helps a little, but darn they are tasty!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BONNIEMARGAY 11/28/2013 1:36PM

    Wishing you the inspiration you're looking for!

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BIGPAWSUP 11/28/2013 8:51AM

    I hope you enjoy your tracker. I've been without my fitbit and I feel naked. Surprising how addicted we become to these little things.

Good luck with the Oreo s. I don't know if I could do it.

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DOGLADY13 11/28/2013 2:26AM

    Those oreo cookies are the devil's work. They end up in the Fiscal Dept. where all fattening food goes to live.

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KALISWALKER 11/28/2013 12:29AM

    Hi Chandra I just caught up on your blogs. Wow size 8 jeans!!! You are amazing!!!

Cooper not wanting to walk outside when it is cold - do you have a treadmill? You can train him to run on one. Also have you consider and doggy snuggly so you can take him along when you walk and he just has to snuggle up to you and keep you company.

Where we lived before Kali was ok walking outside till it hit -13F. I trained her to run on the treadmill when it got colder and she loved it.

Your blog challenge - you covered a lot of territory, I hope it gave you good insights.

Stay strong my friend and keep doing what you are doing, it's working for you!

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/28/2013 12:05AM

    I am not the only one with an oreo weakness .Just make sure you add appropriate exercise for every oreo consumed LOL!

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_LINDA 11/28/2013 12:02AM

    Wow! Your winter is a carbon copy of mine, except mine started a month ago :P All that ice does make it hard to get out. The risk of a fall is just not worth it. Unfortunately, my bridge duties and games force me to get out almost every day. Those intersections and driveways are murder!
You may have to get Cooper a doggy treadmill to keep up his exercise ;)
Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your holiday!
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CINDHOLM 11/27/2013 11:42PM


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CHRISGORGME 11/27/2013 11:16PM

    If I want to eat a cookie I make it........I don't eat them very often emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 11/27/2013 11:02PM

    You can survive this. I have confidence in you.

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INCREDIBLYME 11/27/2013 10:35PM

    I found gingerbread cookie oreos- I have to leave them locked in the back of the van or I am in trouble- if I find the candy cane ones, they will have to live there too. Who knew they would still be good frozen solid?? LOL- at least that slows me down A LOT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Thanksgiving

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GOING-STRONG 11/27/2013 10:00PM

    Have never heard of Candy Cane flavored Oreos... I usually try and avoid the cookie aisle... oh oh....


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MOTHEPRO 11/27/2013 9:53PM

    Winter is slowing me down too. I used to be able to get a 3 mile walk in on my lunch hour, but it's not likely to happen again for a few months.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 11/27/2013 9:49PM

    I just ordered a fitbit flex, so we'll see how that goes. It's waterproof which is nice from a kayaking perspective.

It was kind of fun when I had CARRIE1948's old Fitbit Ultra until I took it to the Ottawa river in Canada over 4th of July weekend and it gave up the ghost.

I've been getting annoyed with my Polar HR monitor dropping the signal. I think I prefer the old plastic chest straps to the new fabric ones.

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SPOONGIRLDEB 11/27/2013 9:30PM

    My steps are way down with cold weather here too :-(. No snow and ice (thank goodness!) but definitely a lot colder than I'm used to here in Texas lately! Let us know how the spark activity tracker works for you...I have a FitBit and love it but I'm always curious about other devices LOL. Have a good Thanksgiving, and I'm sure you can resist eating too many of the oreos :-).

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MARYANNSQUEST 11/27/2013 8:55PM

    Ok Chandra,
Time to share the Candy Cane Oreos, That way you wont be Tempted to eat the whole bag all by yourself. Lets see now there are 41 of us dawgies that is almost an Oreo apiece. emoticon emoticon

The weather here is in the 40s and night in the 20's, but feels like in the teens because of the wind, so I've done a lot of exercise inside.
Hope you have a wonderful Turkey Day!
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 11/27/2013 8:45PM

    I didn't get in any mileage today due to rain. UGH!! but as you know we can't control the weather.

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