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Starting Again

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Well, I fell off the wagon when I was going on the business trips and not following a schedule.

I've not gained, just not lost either. I'm recommitting, and working on things a bit at a time right now.

First goals: 1) Drink 8 glasses of water and 2) Monitor my fitness every day (I got a fitbit! for Christmas!)

After a couple weeks of those two goals that I feel they've gotten to be more of a habit, I will add eating more fruits/veggies and working out/walking five times a week for at least 15 minutes.

Taking the baby steps again so I can make this commitment work!

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  How's it going?

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TIMOTHY53 1/1/2014 11:01PM

    Good luck this time.


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CARRIESUEM81 1/1/2014 10:51PM

    Good luck on all your goals , I know when my hubby goes on business trips I end up eating differently while on the road. The hotel is different they all offer healthy choices so that bit is up to us to keep (as they also offer high sweet foods etc).....btw, I was wondering what is a fitbit? Some people on the Temptation board have mentioned it and I never clicked on it as I didn't have one I If you could pm me to let me know. Also I love your peanuts character, Snoopy, my favorite character for 32 yrs~! emoticon

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A quick funny

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Something I saw in the doctor's office on a recent follow-up visit:

"I'm currently on a 30 day diet.
So far, I've lost 15 days."

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 8/18/2013 9:00AM

    ha ha emoticon

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GWTRIKER 8/17/2013 9:11PM

    That is so how I feel at the moment!

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DEEGIRL50 8/17/2013 8:49PM

    Many a diet goes that way! That's why we need to make it a life style change. Glad to see you and your sense of humor back on here!

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I'm still here...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Well, this year is still year of health for me, but apparently I can't juggle all the balls together yet. Still doing at least a monthly progress report here. I've missed you all, but lately been handling just what I could even just 12 hours at a time. emoticon

I went through wisdom tooth removal--so far, okay, but I go back to doc for follow-up, so we'll see. I was still kinda tracking through that, but more just water and veggies. When you're on soft food diet...

Then I had my other surgery removing some cysts. Just found out benign, YAY! But it was so soon after wisdom tooth surgery and between pain meds and trying to work a lot more than I probably should've as well as taking care of mom through a health thing of hers...I just haven't even logged in the last couple weeks.

Good news is, even though I haven't been tracking totally, I'm back on the losing train last I weighed in! Yay! It was starting to go the wrong direction. Back down to 9 pounds lost (15 if you count from my highest!) emoticon

And while I've been grumping through July I didn't get to exercise much with everything, that had a side effect of being good. I'd injured my knee and apparently I was aggravating the injury because I wouldn't just let it REST A FEW DAYS. So since I went off doing stuff for a week or I'm not limping/in pain everytime I move! Yay! emoticon

Got to spend a couple weeks on a work business trip, so may not know calorie count. But have water in my car and plan to exercise. Hopefully I'll be hanging out more on the site.

Keep sparking everyone!

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FITFRIT 8/18/2013 12:03AM

Sorry to hear you've been through so much lately!

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DEEGIRL50 8/17/2013 8:54PM

    emoticon Doing the best you can from where you are and with what you have!!

I hope you get to stay somewhere with a pool. Water exercise is easy on the joints.

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I'm still here...2 months in

Monday, July 15, 2013

So I've made some progress and had some setbacks.

I've joined a couple of spark team challenges for the first time! I did the spark solution one, and I joined a couple of the 100 first steps challenges--they seemed less intimidating and more my speed. I've met some awesome people there too *waves to newer friends from there* emoticon

However, by poking through the forums/challenges, I end up not spending as much time looking at my "friends list" and reading all y'all's progress and events. I do find I miss that aspect. Hopefully I can balance that but not spend too much time on the computer. emoticon *waves*

I've actually had some weight gain since month 1. emoticon I'd gained about 6 pounds again just not getting into enough of a rhythm on things, and also this stupid knee injury threw off my exercise plans. But I've been working my way back. So I'm not as far down as I was 1 month ago, but I'm at least going back in the correct direction! And even with the gain, I'm noticing I'm...fitter in my clothes and stuff.

emoticon I'm much better about my water, and my fruits and veggies. It's become a habit for me to buy them and only enough of them as I will use within a week. It also helps because I know myself and my lazy ways and I buy some of the veggies prechopped! emoticon emoticon

I'm going to work more at other exercises, and not try and do so much on my legs when I do feel enough to do stuff. emoticon

I was doing so well about tracking everything and logging in every day, but I lost my streak a couple days ago when it was was a crazy weekend. But I'm starting again. emoticon

I just have to remember, I'm starting new lifetime habits and it'll take a while to retain the lessons and not backslide. emoticon emoticon

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STRONGDJ 7/18/2013 11:05PM

    It's not about how many times we fall down. It's about how many times we get up!

Keep working at your pace. We've spent years developing bad habits, we can take some time to work on those good habits.

I count any good choice as a success.
Best wishes!

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DEEGIRL50 7/16/2013 6:10AM

    Learning about yourself and what works and doesn't work for YOU.
Finding other exercises to do while your knee heals.
Using Spark for support and motivation!
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    Good job! Don't fret you're doing awesome!

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A Stark Lesson: Listen to Your Body!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

There's a guy I know about ten years older than me. Always in good physical shape. Heck, in his prime, he was literally an Olympic level athlete. While diagnosed with high blood pressure, he was on medication, and otherwise in great health.

He got on a super-fitness kick recently because a job change that meant more travel/less routine made him feel like he was getting too sedate. He was working out with a trainer...THEN going out and doing more exercise. A couple weeks ago after doing this, his body was so sore he had to crawl down his stairs.

His body was sending him a message He didn't listen.

This week in my area there was high heat and humidity. Temps in the 90s with heat index raising it over 100. News reports would say do not do strenuous activity in the middle of the day. He didn't listen.

He went out to play tennis in the early afternoon with his girlfriend. While doing warm-up lobs, he said he didn't feel good and sat down on the court. She went to get him some water and returned to find him collapsed. He never got back up.

He passed away Friday afternoon leaving a loving family and numerous friends.

One of the things they stress here at spark is to "listen to your body". If you're pushing yourself too much, slow down. If you're injured, heal. (If you're eating, pause to listen to know when you're full!) There's a spark article here by Coach Nicole of ways to listen:

This is a lesson to ALWAYS remember, whether you're in great physical shape and fitness or struggling to start being fit under a lot of excess weight. Please don't be like my friend. RIP, you will be missed.

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DEEGIRL50 6/30/2013 11:34PM

    emoticon thank you for sharing the warning.

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PAMNANGEL 6/30/2013 6:48PM

    My family has known 2 individuals that did the same thing. Prime of their lives, ate right, exercised...went jogging midday in too hot weather. I'm sorry for your loss.

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PINKYYSUEE 6/30/2013 2:39PM

    I'm so sorry about your friend...but it is a good lesson to remember...

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MARYALICE61 6/30/2013 1:43PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss - this is so sad.

Thank you for sharing this very informative blog post!

Have a blessed day.

Mary Alice

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ARCHAEOGAL 6/30/2013 1:38PM

    I'm so sorry emoticon

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GWTRIKER 6/30/2013 1:35PM

    I am sorry for your loss.

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JUNEAU2010 6/30/2013 11:03AM

    Very good reminder especially with the extreme heat in the west.

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