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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

For the past 2 years after my blood clot I shut down. No exercise and minimal enthusiasm have taken over my life. Today I'm working that out. Two days of exercise has helped get me excited again. I want to be able to do the things I want to do, so I'm doing it!

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/3/2014 10:14AM

    Good for you!! I feel the need to treat every day as a fresh start, as there is always something I can do better. Regardless, it is great to have you back on the path to success!! Wishing you the best! emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 9/2/2014 4:52PM

    It doesn't matter how many times you have to start over, as long as you never give up!
I am pulling for you!

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LADYBUG1943 9/2/2014 1:08PM

    The good news is that we can start over as many times as it takes...

Good for you!

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Walking more carefully - oops!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Back to the treadmill or walking tapes - today I went out with the dogs and was enjoying my walk and: hit a patch of ice and down I went. Sitting in a chair with ice on my knee instead of under my fee. Have to watch it now since I took the brunt of the fall on my knee and my hands. Since on Coumadin I have been very careful but sure messed it up today.
Guess I'll see what happens and if I can walk later today.

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SPARKCHANTAL 5/24/2013 2:43AM

    can't believe I found you... are you active on the underdog team (5% challenge)?
meow, cat greets dog, our challenge this week is blog to the dogs! found you on the last day!
hope you're feeling better and you don't let this mishap get you down. woof!

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GOODGETNBETR 3/14/2013 10:24PM

    Thank God Spring is poking through and this will be less of a concern for the rest of the challenge. Hope you're feeling better and walking again soon.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 3/10/2013 3:56PM

    Take care........I hope you are feeling better soon!

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MISSM66 3/10/2013 3:25PM

    Sorry to hear about your fall,hope you feel better soon,take care and be carefully next time emoticon emoticon

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GOLFGMA 3/10/2013 7:41AM

    Sorry that you fell and that the knees took the brunt. Take special care of those knees since we rely on them so much and they seem to be so easily hurt. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/9/2013 11:52PM

    TAke care,I hope you are soon feeling better !

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HELEN_BRU 3/9/2013 6:45PM

    These things happen so fast sometimes. Hope you feel better soon!!! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 3/9/2013 5:46PM

    Ouch! I hope you are doing better? Definitely take it easy.

God bless,


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PARKERB2 3/9/2013 3:27PM

    Sorry you fell. I wish for you a speedy recovery and hope you get back to normal very soon. Take care.

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LADYBUG1943 3/9/2013 3:01PM

    I guess we've all done that at one time or another. Mine on ice was down our front stairs, and the ice was so slick I went from stepping on the first step to on my back at the bottom with no time to think. For some reason, I wasn't hurt at all.

The last time I fell... was just walking on a sidewalk. No tripping, no raised portion of the sidewalk, nothing.... and this time I twisted my ankle. Weird.

Ice is the thing... hope you get to feeling better soon.


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LOOKINGUP2012 3/9/2013 2:56PM

    Oh : ( So sorry. I did that last year, no ice even. It really hurts. emoticon

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Motivation! Day 6

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Surprisingly easier to get those minutes in. Tried walking on the treadmill with a good book, lasted longer, maybe a little slower but steady. Then outside to walk with the dogs again.
Read my Spark Friends blogs, get motivated, go walk some more - YES - I need motivation.
Wish I had some that I could pull out when I need it - oh I do! lol, called Spark Friends.


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    What a great week of tracking and exercising you have had! WooHoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon

You are already so far on your way with great new habits and all just b4 Spring and Summer! You are rockin the kennel! emoticon emoticon

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MNABOY 3/7/2013 6:32PM

    Keep on the path you have designed and your success will feed your drive. emoticon

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NMSUSTUDENT 3/7/2013 6:15PM

    Quote: "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."─Walter Elliot

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FUTUREHOPE49 3/7/2013 6:11PM

    I used to listen to my music when I was on the treadmill. Now I have the eliptical in front of my bedroom window and watch the birds while listening to my music. Time goes much quicker and its more interesting. Don't think I could read at the same time as walking. A Kindle is on my dream list, but I will make do with the MP3 player for now.LOL!
Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TXTOAD9970 3/7/2013 5:52PM

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Back on Track - making this habit stick! Day 5 Improvement Plan

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Walked the dogs outside for about 20 minutes - should say hiked. We cut through the snow in the woods looking for deer. Lots of tracks but no deer - very icy in some places.
Walked again on the treadmill for 30 minutes - feeling good about it all.
Still ok with my water intake, portion control except I love eating nuts and have to measure each one. Tracking is good, attitude is good.
Gonna unlearn my bad habits by building new ones.

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EJOK170 3/6/2013 7:32PM

    emoticon You are soooo right. Attitude, Tracking and Measuring. All good. The walk in the woods and even more exercise sound wonderful. Keep up the good work.
You will succeed!

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NICELYSIMPLE 3/6/2013 4:08PM

    Way to go doggie-friend! I'm sure your actual dogs appreciated it as well. emoticon

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AEROBISAURUS 3/6/2013 4:00PM

    Great attitude! emoticon

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HELEN_BRU 3/6/2013 3:13PM

    Gonna unlearn my bad habits by building new ones! I like that!!!


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GRAMMAMARY 3/6/2013 2:24PM

    emoticon job with the hiking and treadmill

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Day 4 - help - slipping, slipping.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Did my exercise, went to meditation class, went to help out at church, great cake there, had a piece.
Came home, walked, at the piece of cake that I brought for my DH - crud!!!

Start over - go walk some more - meditate and remember that meditation does NOT make me hungry!!


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GOODGETNBETR 3/6/2013 1:31AM

    Success isn't never falling but always willing to get back up.

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POLYANNA2 3/5/2013 10:59PM

    Remember how you felt two days ago, when you did everything right, and then remember how you feel today. I bet tomorrow will be great!!! A good question to ask yourself when you're confronted with food is "Will this help me get to goal or not?" If the answer is yes, eat it, if no, don't. You still did all that exercising and meditation, so you're doing great - just need a little tweak here and there. You can do it!!!
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TUBLADY 3/5/2013 10:30PM

    OK you slipped up. I have been there, most of us have. What you learn from this day of eating cake and more cake is not to repeat your slip ups. If you must eat some cake, Know that after three bites your craving is satisfied. Take a small piece. Don't bring any in the house from church, store or any place. Think if you don't need cake, hubby probably doesn't need any either. Too much sugar, fat. Unhealthy.
When you are faced with a tantalizing food, think of how eating it will enhance your life. Will it make you feel fantastic? Will it make you more attractive? Will it provide you will riches? If you can answer yes, then have it. But if you are honest with yourself, the answer is usually NO.
Getting used to going without some foods in the beginning of changing how we live our life, takes some getting used too. After a avoiding some foods, I adapted the 2,3 bite rule. Thats all I ate and that way I could have a nice taste but not over do.. Comes in handy at Potlucks . and picnics.
I'm sure you wish you could have a do over of today. well the occasion will arise again, how you handle that time will give you the chance.
Take care,
Be strong, stay positive.
Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 3/5/2013 10:05PM

    It's okay...I've done the same thing. Disappointed when I do it, but next time maybe don't bring any home for him? The only way I can control what I eat/don't eat is by not having it in the house, so poor hubby does without here...although I have to say, it doesn't hurt him either, as he has some weight to shed, as well. Not trying to make light of it here, just commenting that this is definitely a challenging thing to manage. Just keep practicing...there is no such thing as perfection, but as long as there is progress, we will make it!! Best to you!! Hugs, Jeannie

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NANCYPAT1 3/5/2013 7:51PM

    If you want to DO something about what you already did, reflect on what you MIGHT do to make it LESS likely that the same outcome will happen. Maybe what you would plan would be NOT to bring a piece of cake HOME even for hubby, maybe your plan would be to bring it home but put it in some special spot that you and your DH agree is HIS spot for treats and that YOU promise to leave alone (my son and I do this - each of us have a spot that is OFF LIMITS to the other - we do NOT touch the other's stuff there). Maybe your plan would be to eat a smaller piece and take half home for YOU to have later when DH eats his. That is more productive and while your plan might NOT work, it just might and either way you will have learned something new.

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HELEN_BRU 3/5/2013 7:28PM

    It isn't the end of the world unless you make it so. We all slip at times, just don't start an avalanche! lol

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EJOK170 3/5/2013 6:54PM

    Ok. So you ate it. Sounds like you are learning from this which is the only way to look at it. (as far as I'm concerned:-) You'll be better prepared for next time. Hey and look at all the great things you accomplished today--exercise, meditating...bloggin on SP. I know you can do it. After all you're with the pack. I'm one of your fellow dawgs. We're with you! Go Girl! emoticon emoticon

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