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Hey, Look, SparkGuy Put a Comment on My Page!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

No kidding. SparkGuy. Put a comment. On MY page. I feel like a celebrity. OK, that's getting carried away. He's the celebrity, but I feel like I've been rubbing elbows with the famous!! He even quoted me in his blog edit. WOW!

This morning it was a 5 mile group run with my Galloway group at about 12 minute per mile pace. It seemed really slow and only a bit challenging at the hills. However, Galloway recommends a 13:27 long run pace for someone running my 8:50 miracle mile, in order to achieve a fast recovery. So if anything I really pushed the pace a little too much. I was running the front of the pack while the pace leader was running at the back with someone who was struggling. And I had the loudest interval timer so lots of people were looking to me. But I guess since we only went 5 miles it is okay. Next Saturday is Watermelon Series #3 and I'll miss my group run, but hope to do even better than #1 and #2.

After our run, I socialized with my group and my nephew/niece's group at Starbucks. Think I may have successfully talked several people into joining the Lakeland Runners Club Monday eve track workout. It would be great to have some other people who run my pace, since I'm now the slowest person out there. Then I left for the showers at the Y and on to Weight Watchers. When I saw I was early, I checked in and then headed out for a walk. Might as well use my time. I got over a mile in. Then my nephew showed up and we had a good talk about our week and dealing with the scale. He was up this week, but probably because he over-hydrated after the run. He seems to handle the scale pretty easily; he doesn't even take his shoes off to weigh. He knows he's lost 55 pounds and is feeling very positive. I really am working on not letting the scale discourage me.

We had a substitute at WW and usually I'm disappointed, but not today. Our sub was powerful. She told us that knowledge is power (in regard to learning nutrition facts about food) and that power is freedom. She told of going out to eat where she researched, had a small sirloin, tossed salad with balsamic vinegar and touch of olive oil, and sweet potato, while her dining companions had a lettuce wedge. They looked it up. Hers was 17 points (about 680 calories) while theirs were 16 points (about 640 calories). Guess who was better satisfied!!

Really enjoyed Gwen's swim presentation after her week at Jellyfish Camp yesterday. I do have pictures to download. She got done in time enough to see part of Natalie's gymnastic presentation. I'm so proud of Natalie. She can now do a hand stand to back bend to walk over with no help at all!! I never could do that. Her dancing and floor exercise has plenty of attitude, too. It is so much fun being a grandmother!!

And, of course, being a grandmother is better when you can keep up with the grandkids. And I just love running faster than the young 'uns!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 7/21/2014 12:56AM

    I saw that Sparkguy gave you honorable mention -no surprise there- you were, after all, picked as a success story to be featured on the Daily Spark Blog (so you are a celebrity -forever captured in print)
Sounds like a great day all around! Watching the grandkids in sporting activities must be a thrill! I loved watching my nephews in their games and my niece in her cheerleading.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/20/2014 9:05PM

    Sounds wonderful!

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TIFFFIT 7/20/2014 10:23AM

    Love your positivity! I am looking forward to running but health conditions prevent it right now; hopefully later in the year I'll be training for a 5K.

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FRAN0426 7/20/2014 12:16AM

    I have started weight watchers and do both sparks and weight watchers --seems to be working for me so far.

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MSLZZY 7/19/2014 10:38PM

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WATERMELLEN 7/19/2014 8:39PM

    Wow, terrific all around!! Love that "celebrities recognizing each other"!! And making those grandgirls chase after YOU!!

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FOCUSONME57 7/19/2014 6:57PM

    So cool!

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GLORIAMAJDI 7/19/2014 3:09PM

    Sounds like a great day! I am really glad you told about the WW substitute's story about the dinner...just shows that researching ahead of time really pays off!

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WIZKEY 7/19/2014 1:57PM


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GABY1948 7/19/2014 1:56PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I had seen the quote on Spark Guy's blog...I know PICKIE98 too! So glad for you! And proud of you!

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B-NANA 7/19/2014 1:54PM

    You're a celebrity to LOTS of people. Family First, SparkFriends second.

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ALICIA214 7/19/2014 1:09PM


I am a member of WW and I think it blends very well with SP.


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SANDICANE 7/19/2014 1:05PM

    You go to WW eh? Well, well. It's too rich for my pocketbook, so I tried TOPS. Well, first group, no one was losing weight but me. 2nd group, hardly anyone was losing weight but me, especially the leader. 3rd group was losing weight but they couldn't take any new members and they weren't allowed to take any more transfers.

So, it's me and my SparkFriends!

You really are an inspiration!!! You rock!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/19/2014 12:57PM

    To a life well lived... yours! emoticon

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