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Day 76 - Countdown to Vacation Readiness

Monday, September 29, 2014

I was pleased to discover that my weight dropped ever so slightly over the weekend. Still, that beats the alternative. Then today I literally walked around doing various errands for 4 1/2 hours. I was too exhausted to hit the gym, but packed my gear for the next time I'm out and can go there near the beginning of my day. My mom was in the hospital overnight so I was awake a lot with calls back and forth to her, my brother and her care giver and the agency owner who really overstepped her bounds in calling an ambulance without permission from us. It was not an emergency at all and just managed to upset my mom terribly to be carted off and then ignored all night as there were many critical patients in the ER and she was not one of them...thankfully. So, I think my fatigue is enhanced from worry and lack of sleep. Doesn't look like I need to fly out there this time. But, things could change. Will know more later this evening. Blessings to all for an amazing week!
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NANCY- 9/30/2014 8:05AM

    Yikes. Hope you got some rest.

WTG on seeing movement on the scale.

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CBRINKLEY401 9/30/2014 12:40AM

    Hope you can get some rest. All that walking around definitely counts as exercise, so on top of everything else, you probably need rest more than another gym workout.
I hope your Mom is better.

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OWLWENEEDISLOVE 9/29/2014 10:32PM

    Hope all turns out well for your mother; I know the trip to any ER is stressful for anyone, especially the elderly. Take care of yourself , you've had a busy time of it.
Blessings to you as well spark friend , hope the rest of your week turns out well .


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NASFKAB 9/29/2014 10:08PM

  healing thoughts for your Mom

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And Day 77 Countdown Begins

Sunday, September 28, 2014

After reading a countdown blog from another Sparker I decided to add this to my plans. So, this is day 77 before going on vacation that includes lots of beaches, snorkeling. hiking, boating, swimming and sightseeing. I can hardly wait. I've regained some of the weight I worked so hard to lose. But, I'm back in the gym often and walking outdoors a fair amount. Also, using my fitness bands and hand weights at home most days and doing various at home exercises now and then. My hope is to get back to where I was in weight, but in a more fit body. We'll see. Sometimes my ms interferes with my plans, but I'm working hard to be in charge of this, too. Have a great week everyone!
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BABY_GIRL69 9/29/2014 2:06PM

    Man I need a count down and learn how to swim & not just float....

God bless,

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CBRINKLEY401 9/29/2014 11:39AM

    You are doing great!

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NANCY- 9/29/2014 8:43AM

    You've got this!!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/29/2014 7:16AM

    I too, like the idea of a countdown... may have to look into doing my own... Love the exercise bands! Have a great week!

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JANUT57 9/29/2014 6:26AM

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NASFKAB 9/28/2014 9:57PM

  keep pushing

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144AUTUMN 9/28/2014 8:09PM

  Keep up the good work!

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Day 38 - exercise 20 minutes or more each day

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Today was a pretty awesome exercise day. Although I woke with a cold/sore throat and had been really fatigued as this came on the past couple of days, I went to the gym with my husband and managed to: rowing machine 20 minutes, walk on treadmill 45 minutes, walk on indoor track about a half mile, worked out with 10 lb. kettle bells. Than when we came home we walked to the grocery store for another half mile or more. So, I feel good about the start to this week even though I do feel a bit tired and sick at the moment. Tomorrow will be better! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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DJ4HEALTH 9/28/2014 11:03PM

    Try the tea called Coat Throat. It helps with that and helps with making it hurt less. It is Traditional Medicinals and you get it in the tea section of a grocery store or at a health food store(cheaper at the grocery store).

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DELIA38961 9/28/2014 7:34PM

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/28/2014 7:23PM

    Good job getting your exercise in. I hope you feel better soon

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Day 34

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Today I spent part of my 20 minutes of exercise doing couch exercises - couch squats, couch crunches and couch push ups. I then got in some walking to push me to victory....in that area. However, the emotional eating beast attacked when I got home from a meeting. I tamed him, sort of. I ate some mixed nuts, dried figs and a serving of Baby Bel Light cheese. So, even though the calories were significant, I also managed to get in some good protein, fiber and fats. The beast was satisfied and I realized with what I have planned for dinner I will still be where I want to be at the end of the day. Now hope that beast doesn't return again today...or tomorrow...or the next day.
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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 9/27/2014 5:45PM

    It's so hard when the cravings begin ... find ways to take your mind off the craving, that helps me sometimes. Sometimes it helps to get up & move away from the place where the craving started, like maybe take a quick walk outside or even just down the hall.

I also find strength in scripture ... sometimes if I just pick up my Bible & read for a little bit, before long I realize I'm no longer experiencing that craving!

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NANCY- 9/25/2014 8:43AM

    Step by step... each day gets you closer to where you want to be.

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SHAMROCKY2K 9/25/2014 12:09AM

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DJ4HEALTH 9/24/2014 10:11PM

    Drink some cold water to help tame him!! emoticon

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NASFKAB 9/24/2014 9:45PM

  great

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Day 33

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Still on target with daily exercise...some days a lot, some days a little, but everyday something. But, unfortunately I've not been very good on the food side of things since returning form caring for my mother. I ate so clean for more than a month, but now I'm back to the temptations of too much in the house that is not good for me and too much time alone with it and with myself. I must work to schedule myself away from home for more of my days as I do better when I'm with others and not just me. So, that is my current goal. I will spend less time alone at home.
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BUSYGRANNY5 9/24/2014 7:21AM

    Keep on keeping on!!! You've got this!!!

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NANCY- 9/24/2014 6:00AM

    You can and will set yourself up for success.
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NASFKAB 9/23/2014 9:55PM

  keep at it

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WARRIORWOMAN14 9/23/2014 5:25PM

    You can do it! Don't give up. emoticon

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