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8/22/14 6:54 A

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Good for you, Judy!!

Ryan, your vacation did you well!!

Erika, for your work schedule and responsibilities your are doing incredibly!!

Kelly, you are on a long roll!!!

Emme, even with all your travels, you stay on track!!

Congratulations to everyone emoticon

Now I need to jump on the bandwagon emoticon

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8/21/14 9:44 P

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Well the soup diet was OK - I lost 3#. Now I want to stay on the veggie regimen. I am walking a little farther every day. emoticon emoticon

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made it to the gym again today! saturday will be difficult since i'm working at the stadium friday night. i usually don't get home until around 1 in the morning. i'll really have to push myself to get up and go.

as for elderly parents, my 91 year old dad has finally accepted that he can't do all the things he used to be able to do. he does, however, still refuse to use a walker even though he admits that his balance is bad. of my mother, stepmother, mother-in-law and father-in-law, he's the only one that has been a problem. mummy died at 51, stepmom had alzheimers and died at 80. mom-in-law, at 80 to lung cancer, and dad-in-law at 86 to a rain tumor. he had brain damage, though, so we pretty much made all his decisions.

wednesday emoticon , emoticon (free), emoticon

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"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

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Yesterday: emoticon emoticon emoticon Alcohol keeps putting me over on calories. Just one stinking beer yesterday, but enough to wreck it.

Keep it up, everyone! Ryan, great on the new plan. And, thanks for coming up with this idea of tracking right here. It keeps me more accountable.

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Ryan, congrats on your new exercise program! That sounds great. You are so smart to be focusing on taking care of yourself. I hope your migraine is better soon. emoticon

Yesterday I didn't make it home (from work, then kid driving) until 7:45pm. And of course I start work at 6am. My nice DH had dinner on the table, and it was not stuff on my plan (potatoes instead of veggies). I could have gotten some veggies from the fridge, and I did eat a few, but not the full two cups that I needed. I was just too tired...so I missed my plan. I am working on seeing this as an opportunity to figure out what I did wrong (needed more planning so that dinner was pretty much ready in the fridge) rather than a sign that I can't do this. emoticon

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started my new program yesterday. it's a 4 week "beginner's" program which i will complete before i start working with my trainer again. 3 days for week 1, so that was yesterday, tomorrow and saturday.

i guess i forgot to post yesterday, so that kind of stinks.
tuesday: emoticon emoticon emoticon

fighting a migraine today, so that helps with the eating, but not so much with the exercise? hopefully, i'll feel better and be more "talkative" tomorrow.

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-ryan

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Good, good, good. Motivation still strong!! emoticon emoticon

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8/20/14 12:27 P

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Yesterday was half good. Morning, good. Evening, not as much.

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8/20/14 7:05 A

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For Monday emoticon emoticon emoticon

Emme, it really does boil down to planning, doesn't it??



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Monday emoticon emoticon

Emme, sorry that your motivation is low. It really goes in cycles, doesn't it. Just don't let the down cycle last for a gain of 15+ pounds like I did... emoticon

I will go check out the Virtual 5K thread emoticon

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I think I'm going to challenge myself to a morning workout tomorrow since I have my nieces most of the day.


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Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.



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Very true! If hoping for weight loss were a plan I think we'd all have hit goal a long time ago.


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Monday, blah. I'll write that one off and start again today. Didn't do that badly on food, but not stellar. Terrrrrrrible on everything else. Must get this train back on track.

Dealing with aging parents is hard, I feel for you, Kelly. My mother/stepfather lived in denial of her health for a long time. She didn't make it through the last round of her denial. My stepfather now lives on his own, but at 83, it's getting harder. His daughter wants him to move in with her, but I think he'd rather do just about anything else. My father is in assisted living, and doing remarkably well. It was a great decision for him. He's very social, and was living alone after my stepmother died. Being around a lot of other people has been great for him. So, I should amend that. Dealing with aging parents is hard--dealing with two sets of aging parents, well...

Okay, today is the day to get a plan together for myself. The current one is not working. Or rather, I should say, there isn't a current one. Hoping for weight loss is not a plan.

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Oh and
Monday

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I'm glad I have this to think about! Life has gone rather crazy right now.... We might end up going to SC anyway. Apparently my mother has been feeling worse than I thought and is looking forward to seeing me (my folks don't travel anymore and I live far enough away that traveling to see them is an ordeal involving airplanes and hotels), she's supposed to be making a doctor's appointment this week and hopefully she actually does. If it's not serious we won't feel we have to try as hard to get out there....the plane tickets have gone up $100 a person and hubby and I desperately need a new car before winter sets in...we had planned to vacation closer to home this year when we couldn't get the car set up as we would have liked. I knew one day I'd be dealing with this sort of thing with my parents.... I know even if it's not serious I'm going to have a hard time telling them no but I may need to. We can always go next year.


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Let's say spring. We can decide a date in a while.

I've set up a separate thread for posting, and will post training tips, maybe some check-ins for training, etc. You can find it in Team Forum "Fitness Challenges Thread".

Walking or running or both. Fabulous prizes for all! (Okay, maybe just sparkgoodies, but we'll come up with something!)

If you're in, or think you might be in, join in the new thread. Let's do this! emoticon

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I'm going to have to get new shoes before I can jog (getting terrible shin splints that might have to do with my old shoes and my gait, I'm going to take a trip to a running store to figure out what I really need) but I'm working on my walking speed.

I'm 800 miles from my folks, there are exactly zero things I can do beyond talking to them. And yes, it is their decision in the end. They have my 21 year old sister living with them but she's pretty unmotivated to do anything. They don't mind her playing video games and watching TV all the time (she's never had a job and doesn't go to school or anything) as long as her room is clean and she helps mow the lawn... They've never dealt well with their problems (hence why I live so far away, that and well, I like where I live). They could use seeing doctors every once in awhile, they haven't been healthy at all as of late and my dad won't go at all and my mom won't go for half the tests they want her to go for... If anything happens to them I have a pretty good chance of eventually having my very immature, very unmotivated sister moving in on me. And we will insist she gets a job if she wants to live with us so she will probably have multiple temper tantrums at me and my husband.


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Kelly, the virtual 5k sounds great! Count me in and just let me know when. I am working on trying to add a bit of jogging to my walking...I am still recovering from an awful ankle injury that took me out of commission for quite awhile.

And I hear you on the aging relatives. My friend's parents are having serious health problems and don't want to move into assisted living, but she is certain that they should. I can see both sides--on the one hand, she lives a couple of hours away and can't take care of them, but on the other hand, I really think it is their decision if they choose to run unnecessary health risks in order to retain their feeling of independence.

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Whatever we do I'm excited about the 5K Emme. Don't worry about your speed Ryan, I may be walking it myself. All I want is to come in under 47 minutes. I did a virtual 5K before but I "cheated" and used the elliptical which I can naturally go a lot faster on!


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I'm definitely trying to talk hubby into Chicago. He's been but I've only been in the sense of passing through O'Hare and the Greyhound station...nothing exciting. It's funny because I've been to NYC, Baltimore and DC which are all a lot further away than Chicago! Our other option is even closer to home, which would be staying at a casino in Detroit for a weekend and going to the DIA and such. Honestly it all sounds better than what we were going to do. I was trying to be excited but I was just feeling stressed...I can be excited about Chicago or Detroit. Either way there will be excellent pizza and museums (we usually go right after breakfast and then have dinner when the museum closes (we bring something light for lunch with us), we LOVE museums...it's one of the things we bonded over right from the beginning).


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Sunday - a free day. Today, not a free day. :-)

emoticon Ryan, even if you don't finish a 5K, training for it and doing some of it is still a HUGE success. We'll try to make it fun.

Our pool was built in 1942, was a constant source of repair costs, maintenance costs, and extra insurance, AND we do not live in a pool climate. Our average temp. in the summer is somewhere around 68. Getting rid of the thing is the best thing we could do. We just complained about the pool outside of the 2 weeks of use we got out of it a year. Fortunately, we do have a hot tub. emoticon

Kelly, Chicago is a great vacation spot. I love that city, but haven't been in a few years, alas.

Okay, busy day today. Must get to it.

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Erika, we're going a virtual one here at some point. We've decided no one will be ready pre-winter and there's no way I can do it during winter so next spring is what I've suggested.

Maybe I will do a real one one day but that'll be no sooner than next spring either.

I'm working on sticking with my own plan despite the scale not budging for a couple weeks, I know changing my exercise plan can do that so I'm ok. I'm feeling a lot less stressed now so hopefully that will help things too.

On the less stressed bit, hubby and I have decided (because we have to get a new car before winter and either leasing a new car or buying a used car will put a dent in our finances) that we will keep our anniversary vacay a little closer to home this year. Chicago, and not having to deal with my family's problems...which they don't deal with, sounds a lot better to me than South Carolina and just feeling so aggravated at my folks that I can't stand it. We were only going down there because it's a reasonable drive for them and they will not fly. We're not really beach people, we'd rather see cities and honestly I like being closer to home. We can just take the train to Chicago, no airport aggravation involved.

I love my parents but they have their issues that I end up enmeshed in despite the fact that I can't do anything to help them...their health is failing and they refuse to get medical help because they're paranoid about doctors and afraid of what they might be told. emoticon



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Kelly, congrats on training for the 5k! I agree with you, staying injury-free has to be the number one priority. I bet your shins will improve after you have been walking longer, and then you'll be able to do more running. Too bad we don't live closer, I would try to do it with you.

Becky, I am so sorry to hear of your health struggles. I still drink that turmeric-based chai tea nearly every day that you recommended to me. I hope you figure out what works for you. No harm in trying different things.

Emme, your music studio idea sounds really fun! My kids would love a swimming pool in our back yard, but it is really too small for that. Maybe a hot tub...

Ryan, thanks for telling me about the challenge! The scale showed a wonderful drop for me on the first day of my veggie plan, that is always so fun. I need to mentally prepare though for sticking with it even when the scale is not cooperating as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Well it's seeming to keep me active anyway Becky!

We'll see if new shoes make a difference for my jogging. If not I'll just working on upping my walking speed for the 5K. No shame in walking it! I'd probably be walking some part anyway. The jogging doesn't seem to be bothering my knees (I have a knee I used to repeatedly sprain) but since my shin is stopping me after about twelve feet I don't know. I'd rather work on my average walking speed and not hurt myself.

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Free day and boy did I need it! I've been reading and having a break once in awhile might get me off my plateau.


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becky, i'm glad to hear that your tea helped. good for you. i have an appointment with my trainer this afternoon to review my new program. as for the 5k, i'd like to do it, but i have tried and failed before do i guess we'll have to see.

sunday, emoticon emoticon emoticon

-ryan

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emoticon Judy and Erika!!! Judy, I hope you are up and dancing soon. My friend who broke her ankle on our hike down in southern Costa Rica back in April is finally up and around. I think the "fear factor" has held her back considerably....but I can certainly understand it. emoticon Hearing your bones crack cannot be a nice experience.....

Erika, it's good that you have a DD who steers you in the right direction. Go, Bella!!!! I need to start a better vegie regime. You've proven that vegies can lower cholesterol!! I had so much congestion (throat phlegm and cough) yesterday that I figured I'd have to go to the doctor today and he'd put me back on steroids. They are SO bad for you that I went on-line to search alternative methods for getting rid of congestion. I saw that turmeric was suggested over and over again. I found a recipe that calls for making a tea with 2 tbsp of turmeric and 2 tbsp of cider vinegar and I tried that. It worked amazingly and this morning I am still better. I'm going to sip it again after classes today and see how it goes.

I also looked up how to go dairy free. My friend in Florida who was being hospitalized for asthma and allergies gave up dairy and gluten and has his life back. My DH thinks it's "extreme" but he's not dealing with this misery. And I take three medications daily!!!! I may try a week of dairy free to see what happens......

Emme, how fun to have a music studio at home!!! I think you're the only person I know who wants to get rid of her pool. emoticon

Ryan, are you back to your regular exercise program now? Are you guys really going to try the 5K? I might go to the track one day this week and see how my sciatic nerve does....

Kelly, keep up the good work!! You have discovered a good working program for you. emoticon

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Saturday: too much food! Lots of good veggies though, and inadequate exercise. So, emoticon emoticon emoticon

Welcome back Erika! And, Judy, too--glad you're on the mend.

Our pool demolition project is going to start this week--yahoo. A year of false starts, and finally. We really like our new contractor, too. Bye bye swimming pool, hello big back yard. We'll probably build a music studio back there. YAY! emoticon

Hope everyone has a good week on tap. I only have to go into the office 1/2 day, so am going to take advantage of time at home to get work done.



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I'm ready for a great week! My DD Bella talked me into starting my new plan today instead of tomorrow. It's back to what worked for me: 4 servings of veggies a day. I did it once, and I can do it again. Really want to get back to "fighting weight" before our next big hiking vacation.

Thanks you guys for putting up with me. I am happy to be back posting on the team! I'll start with the tracking tomorrow.

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forgot to post yesterday, so no points for friday. for saturday, emoticon emoticon emoticon i'm switching to fruits and veggies for this week. i guess i really need my little bit of sweets most days.

judy, it's so nice to hear from you. i'm so glad to hear that you're doing better. you'll be back to yourself in no time, i'm sure. good luck. i'll be sending good energy your way.

hello to everybody. happy sunday. let's all have a great week!

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I am making a steady improvement with my sacral fracture from being bucked off the horse. It was just a crack partway across so all I am doing is growing the bone back together and healing the nerves. I am only have to lay down about a third of the day but am really feeling the lack of exercise. You know how it is with an injury: when I was OK I didn't want to exercise but now that I can't I really feel deprived. Fortunately I have strong bones due to good food and exercise or I would have had broken bones. I thank you guys for that. My DH and I are on the "soup diet". We saw the new documentary called "Gluttony" on our first day so we are inspired. Will let you know if it helps.

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Erika, how's Judy???

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Welcome back Erika!


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Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.



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Thanks Ryan! I'll check it out.

Goal: get back below 140!!!!

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erika, emoticon we missed you.

if you check out the thread "2014 august challenge" you'll find the outline for this month's challenge.

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Hi everyone, I miss you all!! I am happy to report that I am finally really, really ready to commit to SparkPeople and this team. I am taking a vacation day on Monday to stay home and make a good plan for changing my eating and exercise habits, and getting back on the right track.

Could someone please post how the challenge is working right now (I have been so out of the loop)? I will join on Monday.

Looking forward to being a member of the team again!!!

Goal: get back below 140!!!!

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I think spring might be better all around for those of us in the north. Easter is a toss up (could be fine, could be snowing) but maybe around then? I can't walk great distances indoors or fast outside but I can train to some extent over the winter. Shouldn't be unbearable for folks further south either...I don't think so anyway.

Edited by: FITTEREVERYDAY at: 8/15/2014 (13:21)

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i could never be ready by thanksgiving. if kelly can't do it I the winter, what about the spring? we have to worry about freezing temperatures and snow here in boston, too.

i can't believe football is here already. i'm back to work tonight. the schedule isn't too bad this year except that they increased the number of flex games at the end of the season. i don't like those because i don't know game time until less than a week before the game.

thursday... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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If it's winter it's not going to work out for me. I have nowhere to do it inside and by January Michigan is icy. I can walk but going faster than about 2.5mph is pretty dicey. How about Halloween? Is that too soon for folks? January (and maybe as early as December or even late November like last year) to March is pretty much right out for me. I can't afford a gym membership right now and my apartment complex doesn't have a fitness room.

I think the latest feasible date for me is Thanksgiving and maybe not even that (again we had a white Thanksgiving last year, I'm not bothered by the cold but ice and snow make for me being slower).

Edited by: FITTEREVERYDAY at: 8/15/2014 (12:50)

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I'm glad we have some traction here. Yes, let's set a time span (maybe 4-5 days?). How much time do you all think we need to prepare? Maybe we can do a year's end, or sometime after new year kind of thing? It can be walked, run, on a treadmill, or outside. It's meant to be motivating rather than restricting. I'll get details together, but let me know if the time frame doesn't work for you. Prizes! (We'll think of something...)

Yesterday (Thursday): emoticon emoticon emoticon

Food wasn't great, but I had my first kale smoothie. They have always sounded dreadful to me, but Jamba Juice was handing some out for free, and it was remarkably good (better than kale itself, I think). So, that was my lunch. Unfortunately, it didn't cancel out bad choices the rest of the day.

Happy Friday. My brother is visiting from Ohio, so we're headed to Napa today for a bit of wine, and I hope some sunshine. We're still gray and cool here.



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Even if I'm only speed walking (and that may not just be me it seems) I'll have fun beating my own time each time I do a trial walk.


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With my shin issues with jogging I doubt I'll do terribly well but maybe! Otherwise I'll speed walk it. If you make it up I will participate in other words.

Thursday
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I might want in on that, but I (like Kelly) would need some time to build up. I guess starting now????

For Thursday emoticon emoticon emoticon

Mother's Day for us today. I begged my son not to make me a cake (he is an excellent chef) and bought a tiny (imported) HagenzDaz bailey's ice cream to indulge and hopefully not over-indulge today, emoticon

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emme, that sounds like a great idea, but i will definitely need time to build up to it. i have never run at all. i just put together a schedule for getting myself back to the gym. i need to get into that routine before i can even think about starting to run.

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I think that sounds awesome Emme. Although maybe give it a few day span since what day might be good for me might not be good for you etc.


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Ryan, I've been thinking about running again, too. Maybe those of us here who run (or walk!) can do a 'virtual 5K' (we each run a 5K on an appointed day and then post our times)? I've done one before, it was actually fun in a strange way.

I'm not retiring! I'm just quitting my job as an administrator for our summer program. It has been 2 summers of absolute torture (after 14 summers of just fine)--so not worth the extra money. I'd rather collect beer cans at this point if I want more money.

Yesterday: emoticon emoticon and emoticon

Okay, contractor coming in an hour, I need to get my act together here.


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It's taken me time and lots of practice and sometimes I still slip into that mentality...but it's doable.

Wednesday:
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Kelly, you are doing so well. emoticon I still can't shake that "all or nothing" mentality.

Ryan, it sounds like your trip to Hawaii was just what you needed!!

Emme, are you retiring next year????

Judy, I sure hope you are recovering. emoticon

Erika and Pauline, emoticon

For Wednesday, emoticon emoticon emoticon

So crazily busy right now!! Tomorrow is Mother's Day in Costa Rica. emoticon

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One of the things I've had to unlearn for my SP journey is all or nothing thinking. I went over calories? So what. I won't tomorrow. Didn't exercise? Same deal. It's made a huge difference. I've had weeks where I've gained a little but that only motivates me more the following week. Part of my plan is just not giving up!


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You can do it Ryan!!

I've never been a runner, even as a skinny kid, so it would be nice I say "I can run a 5k" even if I never participate in an actual race.


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kelly, thanks for the reminder. i do tend to react in the extreme.

i started couch to 5k last year, but didn't stick with it. i should try it again. i'd love to be able to run a 5k. especially at my age to be able to say that i did it.

tuesday: emoticon emoticon emoticon

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So change of plans today and I've really enjoyed it. I was alone so I did my dance workout and my first day of my couch to 5K program. The running intervals are really difficult right now but I remember when hill walking and doing the very dance workout I just mentioned just wiped me out. Won't be able to do it tomorrow likely because I probably will have the kids. I can get in a nice park workout if it's dried up, which it seems to have, and we live on the high ground so not a huge problem (we had a lot of flooding in SE Michigan yesterday and Monday).


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Tuesday: emoticon and that's it. :-(

It was a stay at home day, and we have houseguests--a couple of young dancers (friends of a relative) in town for some workshops, but without enough $$ to get a hotel. It throws off the rhythm of the household for a while, but it's nice to pay forward kindnesses I was shown when I was young and penniless.

Okay, I need to get to the office. 2 more days of summer administration. TWO. For the rest of my life.

--Emme

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Don't beat yourself up Ryan! A small slip is hardly blowing it. Just get back on track!

I have my nieces today so we'll see what the day holds. I'm feeling a little stressed but maybe hanging out in the park will help.

Tuesday;
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boy, did i blow it on monday. i felt like having something after dinner, so i had a skinny cow ice cream sandwich. not only did i forget that i was on a no sweet week, but it put me over on my calories... by exactly the number of calories of the ice cream. boy, was i bummed when i realized that.

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Yeah Michigan is terribly mosquito prone. We're quite damp but hey no wildfires! Where u have been going is better though than some areas.

I'm seeing the sun today so better than yesterday (the rain is just depressing sometimes). I'm hoping too that my husband and I will be able to go get our new car today, we haven't heard back from the dealership yet.

Monday:
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Monday, good for exercise, good for veg, not so much for other food. emoticon emoticon emoticon . Time to rein it in seriously. Weight has been creeping up again--so I joined another DietBet starting today. I also bought a Groupon for a new gym in the neighborhood. My old gym just isn't doing it for me, and I'm not sure why. Maybe I just need a change of scenery. I'm feeling that burst of enthusiasm I get in the fall, so hoping I can get these pounds back off and convince a few more to join them.

Quiet around here, how is everyone?

Kelly, the nice thing about camping around California, no bugs. We are fairly mosquito free (at least in places I camp). The only bugs are a few little ants and such. We have one more camping trip this season, mid-September.

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That I envy. I have interest in Hawaii or even being a globe trotter (I like travel but I like being close to home because frankly I miss home when I'm not here) but you can convince me to get away from my electronics and go hang out in the woods. I'm ready to head out there again..in September or October. Which will be nice. Cooler and less buggy.


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Back from camping... I took a break from the internet for the most part while I was gone, so no points for me since Thursday. But, that's okay. We had a great time, and it felt good not to be tied to the laptop.

But, back to reality. The new semester is staring me in the face, so time to get some serious work done. We also have houseguests arriving tomorrow, I'm playing fiddle at a squaredance tonight, etc. Once again, TOO BUSY!

I'm looking forward to getting back on the diet wagon though. This weekend was fine, I didn't really overdo, but festival food is not necessarily healthy food.

I'm sticking to vegetables as my challenge this week. Hope everyone is doing well. Have a good week!

I'll take Sunday as my free day, and today, nose to the grindstone.

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Sunday:
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Finally a day of not going over on the nutrition tracker. I didn't gain but I didn't lose either (for last week as of today).


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i have to use my free day for sunday.

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