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Mini Tri

Friday, March 28, 2014

So I did my 2nd mini triathalon yesterday. 1/4 mi swim, 7 mi stationary bike, 2 mi treadmill (walk/run). So I finish and as I'm getting all my clothing together, I noticed I forgot to wear my new Spark Tracker for the whole event! I was curious how it was going to track all these activities. I guess I'll have to do another one to find out!! lol emoticon

  
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MIAMIRN 4/2/2014 1:09PM

    Hi!! emoticon

I would love to be your swim buddy! I am the co-leader of "Around The World Swim Challenge" forum. Unfortunately, I cannot find many swimmers that are actively swimming enough to compete with me. Competition like mini-triathelons are awesome. I went on a mud-run agility race a few months ago. What fun! My son went with me for emotional support since this was my first one. My back isn't what it used to be, but I didn't let it get in my way. My weight in my belly was in my way! Lol. Hopefully, not for long.

I have been using the Spark tracker (SPAT) for three months. I use it for swimming as well as other activities. Unfortunately, it doesn't track swimming in the formal sense of the word. Over 10 minutes, it tracks swimming under different names. Sometimes, it's walk/run, other times it's bicycle. Lol. I wish they had programmed it for swimming, but I can understand why they didn't. You can't attach it to your foot, but only if you have fins on. I attach it to my waterproof watch when I swim and "reclassify" the activity to "general swimmiing" on the activity tracker. Message me if you have any questions about the tracker and swimming.

Congratulations on your mini-triathelon! What an accomplishment! You did really, really great!
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NOWYOUDIDIT 3/29/2014 10:29PM

    oh no!! Isn't it too cold to do all that? emoticon emoticon

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BEFIT014 3/28/2014 5:31PM

    Bummer emoticon

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CARRIE925 3/28/2014 2:31PM

    sorry about the tracker but emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 3/28/2014 8:18AM

    Sorry about the tracker but GREAT work.

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Bought the Spark Tracker (with a little help)

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Installed the program, we'll see how this works.

  
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REEDWEEB 3/5/2014 9:16AM

    Rescued from the laundry and starting another day! emoticon

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REEDWEEB 3/4/2014 8:30AM

    Well, I wore it the first day. It is now in the laundry! I have to remember to remove it from the pants from the previous day to keep going to the next! lol I think I'd forget my head if it weren't attached. I'll let you know once I rescue it! emoticon

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REBS209 3/3/2014 3:13PM

    You'll definitely have to let us know how you like it. I've been kicking around the idea of getting one.

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BIGPAWSUP 3/3/2014 8:44AM

    Tell us how you like it!

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LISASGONNADOIT 3/2/2014 10:48PM

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Back in the game

Thursday, February 13, 2014

One of my Spark Buddies recommended a DietBet challenge. Luckily I had accepted the challenge. It has kept me on track and exercising for over a week now and down about 5 lbs! emoticon

  
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CIROHIO 2/17/2014 9:49AM

    emoticon YOU GO GIRL! Would have loved to do the challenge with you, but don't have money to play with! Maybe a different kind of challenge! Keep but the Awesome job! emoticon

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REBS209 2/15/2014 3:51PM

    That's great! Keep up the good work. You got this!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/13/2014 9:33PM

    Great job.

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Can you bottle this?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Man oh man! I am motivated. Wish I could bottle up this postive attitude and energy! My first day back in the pool! Whoo Hoo! I still got it! 1/2 mile and it feels great. emoticon . I am tracking my food and water and starting my 10 min exercise streak. I figure if I type this today, I can look back on it day after day to see how exciting this adventure is and will be! Keep Sparking my friends! emoticon

  
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BEFIT014 1/16/2014 11:26PM

    emoticon Today was a day I could have used a couple bottles of that!

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NOWYOUDIDIT 1/14/2014 8:23PM

    YES!! emoticon emoticon

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REBS209 1/14/2014 5:24PM

    emoticon emoticon I'll take a hundred cases!!! Keep up the good work!

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MLH148 1/14/2014 4:12PM

    Wow! Inspiring. Glad your day is going so well and you are ON THE RIGHT TRACK! Congrats

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BIGPAWSUP 1/14/2014 3:07PM

    Woo Hoo! Keep it up!

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CIROHIO 1/14/2014 3:02PM

    cool beans!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon you keep up that positive attitude! emoticon Ginger and I are heading out in a few minutes to go for a nice walk. emoticon Its pretty nice here today. emoticon and about 40. going to go down hill after today. I to am doing good on the 10 minute exercise streak. keep on emoticon emoticon emoticon remember emoticon emoticon

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MJEFFERSON23 1/14/2014 2:56PM

  Great! Hold that memory for other times! emoticon

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Trying to re-group

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Boy has it been a while since I've blogged. I'm so glad I have Spark Friends!! I was just reading some of their blogs and has gotten me thinking about what it is that I am here for. I started a journey last year to lose weight. I found out that I LOVE to go swimming. Last year I tallied 75 miles in the water and even swam a mile and 1/2 lake. I reviewed my weight on Jan 1st. I have to appreciate that I have lost 23 lbs, not be mad that I had lost 30 (7 lbs gain). So why am I writing this today? I have to start somewhere. Not really sure what my first step is going to be. I have been 1/2 tracking since Jan 1, but my heart has not been into this whole process lately. My last swim was before Thanksgiving. Not to make excuses, but I did have to take the month of December off. My husband had 2 complete knee replacements in December and I was his caretaker for a solid 2 weeks. That was more exhausting than my ususal 2 jobs a day. My husband is doing really well and now I need to get my butt back into the pool. It's really hard to think about that though when it's minus 19 degrees all day. I hate starting my car at lunch to go. It just growls at me. My friends on Spark have stuck with me through this whole losing touch process and they welcomed me back with open arms. As I type this, I realize, I AM READY TO DO THIS! I have a lofty goal for my 25th wedding anniversary in Sept, so I better do what I can to get to it! I don't want any regrets. Please say a little prayer to give me the strength to keep the course. Thank you Spark Friends!! emoticon

  
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REEDWEEB 1/14/2014 11:23AM

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CIROHIO 1/10/2014 7:51PM

    we are going to knock them dead this year. Just watch and see the progress we will be making! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REBS209 1/9/2014 5:38PM

    Welcome back!!! I'm glad to hear your husband is doing well. I was my mother-in law's caretaker after her heart surgery a few years ago, and I know that it is a 24/7, completely exhausting endeavor. Congratulations in the 23 pound loss! That's definitely something to be proud of! I think this year is going to be great- you got this!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/9/2014 11:33AM

    You are right. You CAN do this. Today is day one. Let's go!

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