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Weigh-In -- 26Oct14

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Missed doing a blog last week --

The scale finally moved -- the wrong way!!! I was up one pound last week, but I am down that pound this week.

Things are pretty much the same, except that we've been having some pretty nice weather. I managed to get the majority of my yard mowed. I still need to get some weed cleanup done, but the days are getting too short to get anything done after work. At least it doesn't look too bad for the winter...

I've been drinking my water and my cardio streak of at least 10 minutes a day is at 663 today.

Next week -- TRACK!!! Food tracking at least 5 days.

Keep up the water and cardio.


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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/27/2014 4:17PM

    They are predicting a bad winter here. We are racing to get everything done before it arrives. We have too much to do in Fall and I will have to do a lot more than I feel like doing. The beds and garden will be up to me and I may have to do a lot of leaf blowing and some raking.

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Weigh-In -- 12Oct14

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Columbus Day, everyone!

Weighed in the same as last week. I didn't do well at sticking to my plan...

This week was not very stellar in the food department. I did cut back some on the munchies at work, but still lost the Cheetos wars several days. I used to pack good lunches and snacks for work, but I have been neglecting this lately. I just put on a pan of eggs to boil so I would have some good healthy protein this week.

I have been doing a bit better with the sleep (except for the night I thought I'd read a few chapters on my new Kindle), my weekly average is creeping up. I still have problems getting to bed at a decent hour.

I have been tracking my fitness activity (the Fitbit is a great help there), but have been hit or miss (mostly miss) on the food tracking.

I am still getting in the 8 cups of water a day, and my cardio streak of 10 minutes or more is at 648 as of yesterday.

My furnace is chugging along nicely, it is really great to have heat on these cooler fall mornings and days. The basement should be dry by spring. It is dry enough now that I no longer get the musty smell when the furnace kicks on.

Goals for this week --

8 or more cups of water

Take time to track the food at least 4 days

Keep the cardio streak going

Get the cardio done by 9 p.m.

Bed by 10:45 p.m.

More freggies...

Have a good holiday Monday and Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

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Have a good week everyone!


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BLESSED2BEME 10/13/2014 11:50AM

    Are you still on your walking fitness streak?

Way to go on not gaining weight when you state you were not stellar with food choices! That is huge!

I'm working on packing healthy lunches again. Its so much work but worth it in the end.

I too am struggling with staying up too late. I know this affects everything else with me too. Sigh...

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/12/2014 8:07PM

    I really need to start setting some small goals to track like you are. My latest one is brushing my teeth at bedtime in addition to in the morning. I'm doing okay with it. I have conquered the late night eating. I need to monitor my water again and my sleep. Maybe meditate again. I'm still doing my puzzles every night.

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JUNETTA2002 10/12/2014 6:58PM

    Good for you not to gain and staying on track

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Weigh-in -- 5Oct2014 -- 5 years of tracking on Spark

Sunday, October 05, 2014

It was five years ago that I started my Spark journey even though I'd joined about 6 weeks earlier - my first weigh-in was on 4Oct2009. Currently, I am down 12 pounds from that weigh-in. While I don't feel that this is a resounding success, in many ways it is a victory. Before joining Spark, I had been putting on several pounds a year, so that has been halted and even reversed. I am also down 30 pounds from my all time high and my knees really like that. However, like many long time Sparkers whose blogs I follow, I am up from my Spark low - 13 pounds up and my 5 years older knees are once again starting to protest going up stairs...

Looking back over the past five years there are the positives - I consistently get in my 8+ cups of water every day, I have a 640+ day exercise streak of at least 10 minutes of intentional cardio going, I am eating more fruits and veggies (although there is room for lots of improvement there!).

And the negatives - My sleep habits are horrible, I have been consuming too much junk food (candy and chips at work), I drink too much diet cola, my portion control is bad, my nutrition tracking is pretty non-existent, etc.

Methinks it is time to get back to basics - nutrition tracking and more sleep being the main things, along with cutting out the chips and candy at work.

So, it being about 12 weeks to the end of the year, I am going to jumpstart my efforts to be healthier and aim to lose a pound a week to get down to my Spark low. That will set me up for making more progress in 2015 to stay in the "overweight" BMI category and get down to its lower end.

On the home front, I got the furnace blower to start today, now we'll see if it keeps operating. So far, I haven't had to take it out of the furnace, I just used a portable electric heater to make sure it was dried out.

The basement floor is still extremely muddy in the low spots, but the higher areas are drying out some. I'm thankful for the plentitude of cardboard boxes I had on hand that I could flatten and lay down to walk on. It's not an ideal solution but it beats sinking 1-4" into the wet gumbo. It will dry eventually and I won't need a humidifier for this winter.

Have a good week everyone!!


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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/7/2014 10:00PM

    I am in similar circumstances except for the muddy basement. I need to work on every area of my life. Sleep, stress, exercise, diet, balance, etc.

We are busy remodeling the back porch. I am looking forward to getting to the aesthetic part of it - the paneling, window treatments, carpet, decorating. The fun part. We are far from from that.

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CARRIEMT 10/6/2014 7:57PM

    Great news, and happy sparkiversary.

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BLESSED2BEME 10/6/2014 1:09PM

    Wow - where have the years gone? Congrats on your anniversary and for sticking it out tracking that long. Looking forward to seeing where the next 12 weeks will take you!

And I love coming to your page - my favorite colors.

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MARUKI52 10/6/2014 9:39AM

    Congratulations on your five year anniversary. emoticon

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USMAWIFE 10/5/2014 11:34PM

    congrats on your SP anniversary

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Weigh-In -- 28Sep14

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pretty much the same as last week...

Same weight

Still drinking water and getting in the exercise

Poor menu choices

Bad sleep patterns

Wet basement

And RAIN!!!


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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/29/2014 12:56PM

    I especially hate to see the wet basement and more rain again. This needs to stop!! Let's have a better week!

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Weigh-In -- 21Sep14

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Up a partial pound this week.

Didn't do too well with the food, but kept up the water and exercise.

Sleep kind of went by the wayside this week.

Basement is still drying out and I haven't pulled the motor/fan yet. The weather is warm enough that maybe the basement will get dry enough this week.

Plan -

Keep up the exercise

Keep up the water

Get to bed earlier

Track the food!!

Mow the yard...

Have a good week everyone!


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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/22/2014 12:11PM

    I was hit and miss on everything last week. I hope you get the basement dried out soon. You have a great week too!

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/22/2014 10:51AM

    I hope you have a great week! Your goals are fantastic!

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