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Duh! It Works!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

I was very successful at losing weight a few years ago by tracking my food and exercising every day. My NY resolution was to exercise at least 6 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes and track all my food on paper since my old computer is a bit balky on Spark. I have been doing that actually since just before the new year and it is working! I am already down over 5 pounds which is something I have not been able to accomplish for the last year and a half. My third resolution was to eat only at the table but since it is super cold (-26 yesterday) and my DH spends the day in the kitchen with his hunting dogs who are excellent at pointing a plate of food, I have given up on that until it is warm enough that they can spend their days out in the kennel runs. There is nothing like trying to drink a cup of hot coffee with a Gordon Setter nudging your elbow!
I have not been able to get to Curves for over a week because of the cold, but I did dust off the Wii and have been using Wii Fit and Walk It Out. I made a trip to town yesterday because I had an appointment at the clinic and didn't get my Wii done, but managed a few laps around Walmart. Since it is the first day I didn't actually do regular exercise I didn't make myself feel guilty about it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMEMINE1 7/4/2014 10:05AM

    emoticon I hope all is well.
Any way, wishing you a Happy 4th of July weekend!!

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MISSPEACHES3 2/8/2014 7:37PM

Just checking in with you. I noticed you had not had your daily item status for 196 days. Glad to know you are still active.

Congrats on your weight loss.


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MNNICE 1/22/2014 12:03AM

    I think it works for us to sometimes just go back to the basics. I'm trying to do the same.

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DIDMIS 1/21/2014 1:29PM


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VINGRAM 1/8/2014 7:06AM

    Good job!! emoticon emoticon

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DOVESEYES 1/7/2014 11:52PM

    Keep warm great blog

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CHANTENAY 1/7/2014 3:28PM

    How hilarious! I can relate! About the dogs! I have to carry mine outside to go potty. With a blanket wrapped around him and he wears a coat too.

Your goals are doable and that is a smart thing. No wonder you're seeing results.

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TATTER3 1/7/2014 2:08PM

    However you do it, whatever works ....keep Sparkin'!!

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RDARLING 1/7/2014 11:30AM

    Ha! I can relate to your blog. I too used to be great at tracking and religiously exercising. Now that I am back on the saddle I can already tell a difference (haven't had an official weigh in).
Your comments about the dogs really made me laugh. We were pet sitting my brothers 12 week old German Shorthair last night so I could so relate to the dinner table comments about the elbow nudging!
Great job subbing the Wii for Curves! Keep it up!

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JOYINKY 1/7/2014 11:13AM

    You're off to a great start Gail! Tracking on paper and keeping track of my activity minutes works for me if I'm on a computer or now. Really helps in unusual circumstances. WTG!

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