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Friday, September 12, 2014

500

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500 days in a row of walking.

I am halfway to my 1000 days goal. emoticon

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Have a great day, Sparklers! emoticon

  
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JOANNEEMERALD 9/16/2014 7:28AM

    Great job Lori! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/12/2014 10:21AM

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GHK1962 9/12/2014 10:19AM

    Wow ... that is an awesome streak!

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ROBBIEY 9/12/2014 9:13AM

  emoticon You can do it!!! emoticon

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September Goals - a small list that I hope I can keep up with.

Monday, September 01, 2014

I have been struggling lately with a lot of things.

Eating right, good dental care, stretching, strength... and I have signed up for the 28 day challenge a few times, and didnt do it hardly at all. Which I found really frustrating and got down on myself. And the depression is sometimes nagging at me.

One good thing is that I walk a lot.

So I decided to try a few goals for September. Now I need to remember to look at them and keep them in mind.

1. More FREGGIES! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
2. Brush, floss and stimulate my gums 2x a day. emoticon
3. Try to do 1 stretching video once a week. emoticon
4. Try to do 1 strength video once a week. emoticon
5. Be good and kind to myself. emoticon

This seems like it might be doable, but like everything, requires planning.

WISH ME LUCK! emoticon

Goodnight, Sparklers. emoticon

P.S. I was overwhelmed by things and my Doc said to just pick ONE MEAL and make it a good one for 2-4 weeks. This felt good to me. Like it was possible.

  
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JOANNEEMERALD 9/10/2014 6:55AM

    Great job Lori! I'm so proud of you! I know it is hard to stick with things. You can do it! emoticon Now that I am back, I will try to be a better friend.

Joanne

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ANNEMARIA6 9/1/2014 11:09PM

    Your doctor is right on, if I can improve 1% a day think where I will be in a month, in two months and by 100 days I would be doing really, really well and much closer to where I want to be...Healthy, Energetic, slenderer and a good role model for my grandkids.
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COLOR-BLUE 9/1/2014 8:37PM

    Lori,

Rest my dear emoticon friend, before you start your new regime. Everything you've put down is quite doable and I'll be your cheerleader emoticon !!! I'll scream and shout emoticon at the top of my lungs, to push you to keep going, until all of your mini goals are met to make up that one ULTIMATE GOAL!!! If there is anything I can do for you, just HOLLER and I'll do the best that I can to give you a hand up!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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1CRAZYDOG 9/1/2014 7:42PM

    That's a wise Dr. That's a great idea The whole philosophy is to start with one or two habits you want to change and work on them till you've mastered them. Then you're ready to move on. This allows you to taste success one goal (or 2) @ a time.

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Hello!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hi!
I am too tired for a long blog.
Hello and Goodnight, Sparklers.
Sending good things your way.
Sleep well.
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COLOR-BLUE 8/28/2014 5:58PM

    Lori,

Rest well my friend!!!

Blessings!


- Nancy Jean -
GA

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1CRAZYDOG 8/27/2014 10:44PM

    Get your rest!

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GRANNIEC1 8/27/2014 10:37PM

    Sleep well, sweet dreams emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 8/27/2014 10:33PM

  I hope you slept well. emoticon

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A long (long) range goal (January 26, 2016) and 2 NSV's!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Have to tell you the beginning to tell you the rest...

On May 1, 2013 i decided to actually set out to do 1000 days in a row of walking an average of 2.5 miles daily. emoticon My completion date is January 26, 2016. Well, as life happens, some days were not 2.5 miles... in March of 2014 i decided to play "catch up" so i could honestly say that i did average 2.5 miles a day. Much to my surprise and dismay the total miles needed was a whopping 148.5 miles. emoticon Yes, One Hundred and Forty Eight Miles. That's in addition to the 2.5 miles I had to already do..... it seemed insurmountable.

Some weeks were better than others but I made steady progress until I got sick and ended up in the hospital. Then I walked the halls to keep my streak alive, but obviously I wasn't walking 2.5 miles! Those two weeks set me back 13.5 miles emoticon {it took a month to make up those miles}.

Well, now that you've heard the long winded story-------

NSV #1: Yesterday I completed the last mile needed for "make up"!!!!! emoticon Now, as long as I can keep up with 2.5 miles a day i wont have to play catch up anymore.... and anything over that amount is EXTRA!!! (I consider this insurance for days where there is bad weather or something that will limit the length of my walk.

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NSV #2: I have been trying to do a particular hoop trick on and off for many, many months. It's been frustrating. I tried and tried. And then, it finally happened --- sort of. Then I tried and tried some more, and occasionally it sort of happened again. And each time I try, i get better. Make no mistake, it ain't pretty - but I'm getting there.

It is a wonderful feeling to conquer something that has been difficult. emoticon

so, a double emoticon emoticon to myself for my 2 NSV's!

Goodnight, Sparklers! emoticon

  
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LADYJAJA 8/13/2014 1:37PM

  emoticon on playing catch-up, Lori! That's very admirable considering it would have been very excusable to simply pick up where you left off (after all you've been through, no one would have blamed you at all). emoticon for holding yourself to such a high standard emoticon emoticon emoticon . But I have to ask, as a fellow hooper, what trick have you been working on (if you don't mind my asking)? I know how hard won hoop moves can be, and it can seem you'll NEVER get them down, but when it finally happens.....it's emoticon ! I'm glad you're feeling better and challenging yourself in the hoop again emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 8/12/2014 10:38PM

    Lori,

What a challenge you set yourself up for! That's admirable and tough, especially when you had to play catch up. Are you feeling better? I won't judge the way you feel based on the miles, I've read about, as you said you got sick and ended up in the hospital. I'm very DELIGHTED, that you're BACK!!

Blessings,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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1CRAZYDOG 8/12/2014 10:26PM

    awesome plan!

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I DIDN'T COLLAPSE FROM EXHAUSTION! NSV!!!!! (and Thank You!)

Friday, August 08, 2014

Hello!
I haven't blogged in a long time. Things have been crazy. Some not-so-good crazy and some OK crazy… no time to go into it at the moment but i thought i would share a NSV.

Last night while at a local band concert (a slice of Americana in my old hometown) i was with my great-nephew and great nieces. (11, 7, 5 years old) I was running around the bandstand with the 5 year old and…

I WASN'T READY TO COLLAPSE FROM EXHAUSTION!!!!!

well, it didn't even dawn on me then, but later on i thought about it and was amazed.
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p.s. Thank you all so much for your support of my last blog. It was a very low point for me. I am finally feeling much better, but do not have any answers as to why i was so sick. Just that my colon is fine… (well, that's good anyway) but i still don't know what happened or why. oh well. trying not to dwell on that part of things. The kind and supportive words from so many wonderful Sparkers were so very helpful and i cannot express how much it means to me.

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CLAIREINPARIS 8/10/2014 11:10PM

    Oh wonderful wonderful NSV!!! I am very happy for you - and glad you are feeling better.
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1CRAZYDOG 8/9/2014 10:24AM

    Wonderful!!!

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COLOR-BLUE 8/9/2014 12:35AM

    Lori,

YES!!! emoticon That's a HUGE THING, keeping up with a 5 year old. Did he tire out before you?

Blessings,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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SHOTOKIDO 8/8/2014 11:22PM

  Congratulations!

I think those kinds of victories are the best emoticon

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LORIVIOLA 8/8/2014 11:00PM

    P.S.S.
Today is 465 on the walking streak. Coming up to the half way point of 1000 days in a row.
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