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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I have 90 minutes before I have to leave for water aerobics.
I am in training for a 5K in May and have been on a walk/run schedule.
So far the longest I've run non stop is 5 minutes.
Right now I am going to break this record.
To Be Continued.........
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I did it! I ran for 10 minutes non stop. Then finished it with a walk for another 14 minutes.
Not too bad for a spur of the moment Challenge to myself!


"She" did this to me...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Two weeks ago a Spark Girlfriend asked me to join a challenge with her.
I work 12 hours a day and have So much on my PLATE....but "She" is an important person in my life and I've been in on 2 other challenges and she was nervous never being on one.
I didn't want to let her down so I agree'd.
In the week it took for the team to start. I lost 1 lb. Today was weight in day/one week later and I lost another 2 lbs. It's an 8 week challenge.
Now I am super pumped although still super busy with all that is going on in my life.
Moral of the story you ask???
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When you think you have too much on your plate....toss that luncheon plate out for a Dinner platter and reorganize your life. emoticon
Thank you Becky for the motivation!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JAXMOMMY 4/14/2014 12:01PM

    Yeah, yeah, yeah!! Great moral! Congrats on your losses and thanks for sharing!!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 4/14/2014 9:09AM

    Hurray! Congrats on your loss.

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JO88BAKO 4/13/2014 10:40PM

    Love it!! That's awesome, congrats! You are really working hard, and doing a lot of running and walking. What a great job! We went to the beach today then to a Parrot Head function - we are raising money for Relay for Life. Have a great week! Hugs

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TERESA159 4/13/2014 10:32AM

    WooHOO! Way to put aside your excuses!

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IMREITE 4/13/2014 1:21AM

    Congrats, weight loss when you are busy is great.

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MSBEKANATOR 4/12/2014 11:42PM

    Love it! Love you my friend! I am pumped over losing 1 pound!

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MURPHI13 4/12/2014 11:03PM

    Congrats on the weight loss and your friend is great for pushing you and keeping you motivated

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Quick update on my 5K
This morning at 3:20 a.m. I got up before work and walked 2 minutes jogged 4 walked 2 jogged 3..repeat until the 3.1 miles was over with.
I'm looking forward to my phone arm band to show up so I can use my new app. on my phone to keep track of this without me holding my phone.
As soon as I have a day off I will jog on the road instead of the treadmill.
Today I have no thigh cramping or shortness of breathe to report....woohoo
making progress
have a great week
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TERESA159 4/13/2014 10:42AM

    That's awesome, you'll make a great runner! And you'll be amazed at how quickly you progress. Keep it up!

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MSBEKANATOR 4/11/2014 9:43AM

    You are making good progress! WooHoo!

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/10/2014 7:43PM

  emoticon for awesome progress!

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BEACHCALSIX 4/10/2014 10:42AM

    wow. I had to stop and comment on your amazing dedication. 3 a.m. wow. It's hard for me to get up at 7!! Hope your training goes well!

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2013 Garden Potatoes

Thursday, April 03, 2014

I just couldn't resist putting up this picture of the tail end of my garden produce from last year. I'm down to 8lbs of potatoes and SUPER happy I was able to go this long not buying from the Grocery store... emoticon
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JO88BAKO 4/8/2014 11:47PM

    Oh boy!! We planted potatoes for the first time, red ones. Also planted onions for the first time. We have 4 blueberry bushes and a dozen strawberry plants. Today we found peppers-3 different kinds, yellow squash, and a black zucchini. I wanted a spaghetti squash - they said it's a little early for that, so I will be on the lookout! Hope all is well with you and those new little grandbabies. You are so blessed! Your flower pics are beautiful! I'm hoping to dig up some bulbs in Iowa and bring them down here. Have a great Wednesday! Hugs

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MSBEKANATOR 4/7/2014 7:19PM

    Awesome! My gardening son is home, so we have planted a few things. I am seriously thinking about planting an herb garden. He's made a dog run for the critters, so I feel like I have gained my backyard back. He is going to take a section along the fence and make a raised bed, should be interesting, and fun. See how knowing you has inspired me to new horizons, lol.

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AALLEY2 4/4/2014 2:10PM

    wow! that is emoticon! emoticon

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CHANCETARYN 4/4/2014 6:47AM

    That's awesome! I've started some tomato seedlings and onions for my siblings and my families. I love watching them grow and I can't wait to start gardening outside. We still have a lot of snow to melt.

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5% Challenge-Firecrackers

Thursday, April 03, 2014

I entered the 5% Challenge and was put on the Firecracker team.
I'm super excited and hope I learn the ropes quickly.
My Plan:
Is to keep up with Food logging. I like to think of myself as a Flexitarian.
75% plant based and 25% lean meat.
I don't eat anything processed and enjoy learning the Traditional way of cooking and fermenting.
My exercise plan is to continue on the 5K training program and water aerobics. I'm looking forward to our snow melting and I can get my bike out for a more well rounded cross training day.
I've updated my sparkpage to reflect spring and joining this challenge.
I'll be changing my Weigh In day from Sunday to Saturday also.
I wish everyone a great and productive 8 weeks.

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MSBEKANATOR 4/7/2014 7:16PM

    Hmmm, flexatarian is my new word of the week, lol! LOVE IT! How is the training going for your run? I am still having some issues from my knee, so running is out. But I am planning on walking a 5K. There are a couple early next fall I am shooting for. Would love to be able to jog/walk one by then. As for now, I am thrilled that I am able to walk a mile now, slowly and surely it's getting better!

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SUEPERWOMAN 4/4/2014 6:42PM

Yes, thanks for the reminder. I have to log my food too.
It's too easy for me to become unaccountable in that area!

Let's rock this challenge! emoticon

xoxo Sue

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AALLEY2 4/4/2014 2:09PM

    emoticon love your term "flexitarian" Your glads are gorgeous too! Hope you do well with your challenges. emoticon

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CHANCETARYN 4/4/2014 6:52AM

    The gladiolas are beautiful! I'm wishing for summer! I like to experiment with traditional cooking and fermenting also. Have you ever made your own yogurt or cheese?

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