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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I have made my 1st week of after dinner "SNACK FREE." It was a challenge for me... but Yeh! I DID IT! This is a habit I want to build & keep. My WI today was 138.6...down .2 of a lb.

I adjusted my fitness activities this week...again another CHANGE for a "creature of habit." My class preparation has increased due to my cardio demands. Because the "muscles have memory" I consistently mix up & challenge them through different routines hence the heavy fitness schedule...I even used part of an 11 minute cardio chair routine with Nicole from sparks as my guide....thanks SPARKPEOPLE.

I will keep the same amount of calories this week; however, if I don't drop any more weight it will be time for an increase in calories...through my weight charting. I will focus MORE on the protein instead of worry over my carbs so I don't lose any muscle I've been diligent in building. Hopefully the FAT will stay away...I'll wait & see.

I am now leading 3 fitness classes each week until Sept. Last weekend I enjoyed PURE relaxation GUILT FREE as well as a visit with my cousin & aunt. My cousin was re-covering from a torn ligament which decreased her mobility. For an avid gardener like myself she was at a disadvantage. I helped her set up her outside area for her son's upcoming 30th birthday bash.

All the time I've spent outdoors without bug bites is another blessing. I tried an online recipe for a natural insect repellent that so far has been very successful. I have been out as dawn & dusk without any reminders while gardening. The recipe calls for 15 drops of lavender oil, 3-4 TBsp. vanilla extract & 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Combine that in a spray bottle, shake & fill up with H2o. Shake & apply. I apply to my hands & spread it over my external body parts. It's been working like a charm. I've been asked if it will work sitting open in a dish to deter mosquitoes & flying insects.

I prefer to cover myself since I find the scent most pleasant...If any of you have experience using it in a dish method...let me know,

Have a great Canada Day on Tuesday everyone.... We will be attending a family BBQ...

OH, WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY WE LIVE IN...RED & WHITE...favourite colours...

So happy it's my home!!!

See you next week,

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