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Lovely Sunday

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Since we did Relay yesterday, Molly and I did not walk to church this am. We went to Bible Study, then worship, then we had a potluck afterward. Molly took a Spaghetti Salad and I took a sugar-free cherry cheesecake 'salad' (I think it is more dessert than salad).

Cherry Cheesecake 'Salad"

4# pitted, fresh cherries
32oz Vanilla Yogurt (I use low fat)
1 tub Sugar free Cool Whip
1 sm package Sugar-free Fat-free Jello Cheesecake pudding mix, dry

I mix the pudding mix into the yogurt, add the pitted cherries and mix it all the fold in the Cool Whip.

This evening, I walked 5-1/2 miles to get my 15,000 steps in.

The mission for tomorrow, should we accept it, is to walk over the STEEP mountain and back for our 5 miles tomorrow. We have to go up and down both directions for that one and it is a butt burner!

  
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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/29/2014 1:39AM

    Thanks! Sounds delicious! emoticon

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SPARKASAURUS 7/28/2014 11:57PM

    Did you actually pit 4 pounds of cherries?!

Good luck on your mission, should you choose to accept it (I'm sure you will!)

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DONNABRIGHT 7/28/2014 12:01PM

    Walking here at our cabin is a challenge too, but I just take my walking stick and go for it.

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/28/2014 9:51AM

    Your cherry cheesecake "salad" sounds absolutely delicious! I'm so proud of you walking 5-1/2 Miles and getting your 15,000 steps in! I think you are awesome! You put the Sparks in Sparks! I hope you, Rich and Molly have a wonderful Monday!
Hugs and love!
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GARDENCHRIS 7/28/2014 7:38AM

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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 2:45AM

    Good luck with the mission.....it's not impossible LOL emoticon

Have a great week! emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/27/2014 11:58PM

    Good luck with tomorrow's challenge that I'm sure you're going to accept!

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Got the steps in today!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today was relay for life and Molly and I went when it started to do our laps. She got in 17 laps and I did my 20 for a total of 5 miles.

After dinner, Rich and I went back and I did another 10 laps for a total of 30 laps/7.5 miles today. Add that to my daily walking and I ended the day with a personal best of 28,000+ steps!

Now it is 10:30 and I am ready for bed, but first some pictures....



We walked in honor of my 103 year old grandmother, an 8 year breast cancer survivor. Here is Molly's note on the wall of Hope-

  
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SPARKASAURUS 7/28/2014 11:55PM

    103! a survivor indeed, I'm sure in part to the wonderful support of the family she has :)

Good work!

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DONNABRIGHT 7/27/2014 10:19PM

    I always do the cancer walks in our areas. I had a sister who fought a 15 year battle with more bravery than I could imagine having!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/27/2014 7:58AM

    Wow! I am so proud of you doing 7.5 miles yesterday and 28,000+ steps! Thanks for sharing your picture! You are such an inspiration! You are what sparks is all about!
I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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WEARINGTHIN 7/27/2014 3:11AM

    I did relay for life this year also, in honor of my mom. I just did 4 1/4 mile laps. I'm not used to distances any more. Glenn

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NEW-CAZ 7/27/2014 2:36AM

    emoticon emoticon Happy Sunday hun emoticon

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Too much food!

Friday, July 25, 2014

For the 2nd time in 2 years, I over ate today. Ugh! emoticon



But that was the end of the day. To start the day off, Molly & I did 3 sets of stairs at the fish ladder. There are 97 steps, so we felt it! I took some truly awesome pics, which I managed to delete before backing them up to my computer. emoticon

Our original goal of 10-15 sets didn't even begin to materialize! So after the stairs, we went to the park and walked for another half an hour. I had 1/3 of my daily step goal done before 7:30 this am, then I walked for 30 minutes of every hour in my office. I have discovered that I get more steps in walking in place to Disco than any other type of music. I had my 15k steps in by 2pm.

When I got home, Rich and I went garage sale-ing, then to the casino for dinner, where I willfully overate this evening. Now, I am ready for bed.

Tomorrow is Relay for Life, so I should get my steps in with little difficulty!

Oh- and when I saw that I was at 18000 steps today, the rebounder got used so I could get to my 20,000 today!

  
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SPARKASAURUS 7/28/2014 11:53PM

    Great job!! I have to ask though...wth is a fish ladder??? should I get one? can I? lol.

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SAL1512 7/27/2014 11:42PM

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STEVENK87 7/27/2014 2:06AM

    emoticon getting your steps

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DONNABRIGHT 7/26/2014 9:46AM

    20,000 steps is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/26/2014 9:17AM

    I am so proud of you getting all your steps in! You are doing fantastic! You put to Sparks in Sparks! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and love!
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NEW-CAZ 7/26/2014 3:15AM

    emoticon for getting your steps in!
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BELLENGLISH 7/25/2014 11:17PM

    Great going with your exercising and getting steps in.


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Circuit Training Today

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

When I first started at the Y, which seems a lifetime ago, I weighed almost 300#. Still, I took a circuit training class which busted my butt every T/Th. I loved it, but was wasted afterward. When I started working, I stopped going to the class and focused on cardio mostly, though Molly and I use the weight room fairly regularly.

Fast forward to today. Molly and I decided that we wanted to start back to the Body blast class. Today we did. I had a few observations.

#1- The exercises aren't as hard as they used to be.
#2- I don't get hot and sweaty during the routine.
#3- I'm not dying when it is over.
#4- I'm not the largest in the class any more, but the smallest!

I will take it again. I expect to have to increase my weights a bit in a month or so (I would sooner, but my rotator cuff is giving me fits). I need to continue my cardio, though, and Molly and I plan to restart spinning at least once weekly.

  
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STEVENK87 7/27/2014 2:06AM

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LADYOLIVER 7/25/2014 4:25PM

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SPARKASAURUS 7/25/2014 12:24AM

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You. Are. Awesome!

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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/24/2014 12:50PM

    How fun!!! emoticon

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FALLNTENN 7/23/2014 7:22PM

    Congratulations on getting fitter! It's great that you and Molly have fun going to the Y together.

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FLORIDASUN 7/23/2014 12:22PM

    Terrific...you are so dedicated...I love your get up and go! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/23/2014 3:01AM

    emoticon you're getting fitter! emoticon

I too have a rotator cuff problem I have to be wary of- take it slow, it will improve and so will your fittness emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/22/2014 9:52PM

    Woo hoo! You have accomplished so much girlfriend! I'm so proud of you! That's awesome you and Molly are going to restart spinning! I'm so proud of you! You put the Sparks in Sparks! I hope you have a nice relaxing evening!
Hugs and love,
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NURSE_DAN 7/22/2014 7:33PM

    Great story. I LOVE the successes I read about. Another inspiration!

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Fun shopping today

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thought of some things that I wanted with my birthday money. I bought a new printer, because mine died recently.

www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-offic
e/-/products/Printers/HP-Officejet/B4L
03A?HP-Officejet-4630-e-All-in-One-Printer


The ink is a lot cheaper for this one than the last. I hate buying ink.

I also bought myself a rebounder for when the rainy season hits. www.hayneedle.com/product/purefun40i
nchminitrampoline.cfm?redirect=false&s
ource=pla&kwid=Trampolines_JZP016&tid=
JZP016-1&adtype=pla&kw=&ci_src=1758896
9&ci_sku=JZP016-1&gclid=CjwKEAjw9LKeBR
DurOugs43jnlgSJACUXqHxmOHyJaKn-SWKcNFF
K_ZPW5ezDxMZpTa0HD2b2co1xxoCtjDw_wcB
I tried it this afternoon. 5 minutes had me exhausted, but earned me 1000 steps! Sure was fun!

One purchase I am almost embarrassed to admit to. Would you believe I bought myself a hulahoop? Yeah....not coordinated enough to get it to twirl around me even once, though!



Well, I will keep trying. Maybe eventually.

  
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FLORIDASUN 7/23/2014 12:20PM

    Those are GREAT gifts! I have a rebounder and threw my hip out for about a week on it! emoticon Those are GREAT for shredding calories...I hear you get points for the UP and the DOWN...woot...woot. I used to LOVE to hula hoop as a kid...you'll pick it up quickly...just like riding a bike! I know what you mean about ink...I've finally started refilling at Costco..but I'm not sure the refills last as long..of course I print out EVERYTHING...so that could be the problem also! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/22/2014 4:23PM

    Sounds like you got a lot of awesome things! You're hulahoop sounds like a lot of fun! I hope you have a nice and relaxing evening! Hugs and love!
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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/22/2014 2:28PM

    emoticon Sounds like fun!! emoticon

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SPARKASAURUS 7/22/2014 1:48PM

    I bought the same mini tramp for my daughter! That thing kicks my butt!

and woohoo on the hulu hoop emoticon shake what yo mama gave ya!

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DIANNEMT 7/22/2014 10:28AM

    I have a mini-tramp--do you just bounce or run or what??

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DONNABRIGHT 7/22/2014 8:45AM

    I love my hula hoop - stays out on the patio and gets used more than I thought it would!

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NEW-CAZ 7/22/2014 2:53AM

    Sounds like you're connecting with your inner child! GOOD FOR YOU!

Hula hooping is great exercise, there is a hula hooping team on here
http://www.sparkpeople.com/
myspark/groups_individual.asp?g
id=17119

My good friend JOYINKY is on it and will give loads of tips!

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SAL1512 7/21/2014 10:54PM

    Hula Hoops!!!
Who would have ever figured they were so easy to find and buy!!!
Have fun with it!
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SHERYLP461 7/21/2014 10:30PM

    Good stuff you found! I especially love the hula hoop. We all bought one a few years ago when we were camping, I now know that the plastic ones from WalMart do not work for adults, we need weighted ones. I am on the look out

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