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Monday, August 19, 2013

Yesterday I ran at the resort. Both treadmills were busy, so I ran two miles outside with my Garmin first. Around 7:15 it was starting to get hot and a TM was available, so I did 5.5 more in the A/C. My HM training is on schedule! This next Saturday is group speed work -- half mile repeats. Following Saturday is 9 mile group run. In between I'll get 2 other runs per week for 45 minutes each. My next HM is Nov. 9th.

Got home around 3pm yesterday. Dog was happy to see us and neighbor kids happy to get paid for caring for her. They fed and walked her for the full week, although Dear Daughter stopped by to supervise for the first 4 days. Fish all survived and the two smallest ones had grown and developed more color.

It was great to come home to beds made, floor mopped, counters clean, etc. Also, while we were gone I had DD go through and take care of boxes and boxes we've been keeping for her since she went to college in 1999. I now have more room for our stuff so that makes organizing easier!! Still have a lot of kids' toys, but we still need them.

Now it is time to get back to Flylady and continuing to improve this house. Also, need new carpet and living room furniture. Soon.

Not that I quit Sparkin' on vacation, but it is time to recommit to the healthiest lifestyle I can achieve. Definitely haven't done as well eating as I have running, but it is not terrible. SparkFriends may be tired of reading about me and my middle 3 (weight in the 130's) blues and my middle 2 successes. Well, it's middle 3 today, up 2 pounds from when I left for vacation. (Thank heavens that middle 4 that shocked me at the science museum was just wonky. I kind of knew it anyway, since it showed Gwen as 44 pounds when she's more like 32 and it weighed both girls at 66 pounds when they are closer to 86. The point of the display was to show how people weigh differently on different planets -- not an accurate weight.) I will have a middle two within one week I predict, but if not, I'll keep working on it until I do. May not make it to 126, but definitely will get to 129.

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    I'm very glad that you had a good vacation with your family. I look forward to seeing you soon, at the Y.
    1734 days ago
  • _LINDA
    You did very well sticking to your goals on vacation and that is just awesome you only gained 2 lbsl I echo everyone else it won't take you long to get rid of them!! Its been wonderful to watch your transformation in all ways. Taking pride in an organized, clean house is awesome! You are so careful and diligent with your weight maintenance/fitness that it will only be a matter of time before this spills over to other areas...
    Keep up the great work!!
    1736 days ago
    On track for a half sounds good to me! Spark on and "welcome home".
    1736 days ago
    I know, doesn't getting home and back into a healthy routine feel so good.
    So glad you had a good time.
    You will get rid of those nasty two pounds...I know you will!
    Have a nice evening.
    1736 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing great considering vacation season! Good luck with your upcoming race.
    1736 days ago
    You had a most successful vacation and are now back on planet "home" where your weight will submit to your inexorable will!!
    1736 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time and got in your exercise and didn't do badly with the eating - sure you will be back in range!
    1736 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I have MISSED you! SO glad you are back and no, I don't get tired of hearing about your middle 3's or 2's! I'm especially glad you had such a nice vacation.

    And as for the middle 2 I won't even send you a YOU CAN DO IT goodie because I KNOW you WILL do it! So it's as good as done. Glad your pup and fish fared well also.

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    1736 days ago
    Glad you are on target for the 1/2

    I would not worry too much on the minor wieght difference.

    When on vaca - you eat out much more and let's face it - although yummy - restaurants use far more salt - butter etc.. then you would ever use at home.

    Just getting back to YOUR normal routine will take care of it!

    Glad you had a great time. and the pets did well!
    1736 days ago
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    Love being gone, but love being back, too! After 2 weeks in Colorado I am only up one pound. That's a success in my book! Now back to the routine for a few days before we leave again.
    1736 days ago
    Vacations are fun but getting back to a routine has it's merits. Have a great Monday! HUGS!
    1736 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Having fun is great.
    1736 days ago
    You never left healthy; you just left routine. Which is healthy! Win/win vacation! Welcome home!
    1736 days ago
    Glad you had a good time. So admire you for getting your runs in and coming off vacation with a super attitude.
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  • LEWILL1982
    Traveling is hard to maintain weight, even if you do eat well. You can get caught without hydration, and if you eat out most meals, you'll still end up with more sodium than you would at home, even if you do eat right. You'll find your two again! Great job getting your runs in, sounds like you had fun!
    1736 days ago
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