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Legs Good - Hands on the Way

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yesterday, I was so hungry I felt sick. I had me a box of cookies (800 calories), that was around 12(noon). When I went to aerobics I was hungry but not soo bad. three quarters of the way through the class - I was so nauseated and a bit dizzy. I took a deep breathe and scaled back my effort a bit. I finished the class - gotta get those 10k steps in. The wave passed - but I headed home and had my dinner. I'm doing really good at aerobics. I've learned most of the steps now, so I can concentrate on just executing. Still don't do the 360 degree turns. The instructor wants me to move my hands more - but I smile at him at do the best I can. Once my feet are feeling they are on solid ground, then the hands will join the party.

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MARIAJESTRADA 4/16/2014 10:47PM

    Your body probably needed those 800 calories. Eat more protein: by now you should be able to eat eggs and fish. I'm giving you my quasi sage advice because I have more energy if I eat more protein in the morning. Try some nuts for a healthy snack. I forgot you had been doing other eating experiments prior to this one; maybe your metabolism is firing up, which could mean you need to eat more.

The same thing happened to me during yesterday's work out. I didn't get dizzy, but I got so hungry I almost jacked someone's snack at the gym. Just now, I ate four small meatballs, pasta, and kale (I still eat a lot of kale and juice it) for dinner. I am so tired, I can't tell if I ate enough or am just exhausted. I'm blaming the sauna and all the chores I did today plus the kick ass cardio. Anyway, regarding the detox, you can modify it. Keep most of the healthy things you like. I eat most of the vegetables and whole grains from in, and still juice in the mornings or for a snack, mostly, so I can get all my fruits and veggies in. Anyway, I'm rambling. Here's a huge, HUGE hug from Chicago.

Hang in there. Lent will be here before long.

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THIN133 4/16/2014 8:30PM

    I like the sayings too.

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THIN133 4/16/2014 8:30PM

    Nicely done on your aerobics. Ohh..too bad you were so hungry ! Hope you were able to feel better after a good supper.

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EMSSBEARS 4/16/2014 6:51PM

    Sounds like you are having a good time in your dance class though despite the sickness that you had early on. You have picked up all the moves already and are well on your way so just get comfortable with your feet on the ground then let loose emoticon and let your arms fly emoticon

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/16/2014 5:53PM

    Love the new Easter strawberries background! If these were the first cookies you've had after all that detox plan eating, your body was probably in shock!

Way to GO on sticking with it and finishing aerobics. I hear you about the turns. I used to take Country Line dancing class and always ended up facing the wrong direction if we did too many turning moves.

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SHERYLP461 4/16/2014 4:16PM

    My thoughts are to always have healthy snacks available at all times.

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NHES220 4/16/2014 2:45PM

    It is all about getting the coordination down. Focus on the feet then the hands can follow. I had the same problem with my class the other night, felt a little light headed, maybe I was a little dehydrated, maybe I'm just getting old.

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    I'm not quite sure why you got so hungry. Didn't you have breakfast? If so was it enough for your morning activity level? Did you forget to bring healthy snacks?

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Let Down

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Yesterday was my day to be celebrated by one of my Sparkteams. It was very nice. I'm also signed up to do a Biggest Loser Challenge, which begins at the end of April. I've done challenges before - but this is serious. You have to do a tutorial take a quiz, log goals in advance of the start. So I worked on completing some of the preliminaries yesterday.

Exercised in the evening yesterday. Of course when evening came I wished I'd exercised in the morning. But got it done. Didn't use the juicer yesterday cos I was just too lazy to wash it. Today I will focus on eating fruit and vegetables as my main course. I'm not following the detox plan because I just can't seem to get focused. I am tired of Lent and ready for it to end. I am experiencing a let down after all the build up to the party and I just want to relax and sleep.

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SETTIMIA 4/15/2014 10:17PM

    Morning just checking in on you. Hope you are well and happy.
Hugs from across the pond x

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THIN133 4/15/2014 8:55PM

    Yay for still working out ! Hang in there...Lent is almost over ! Stick with what's working for you ..If it's not the detox thing..that's ok. Just stay with healthy choices...it'll be ok ! I like your sayings today too ! Good luck with your big lose. Challenge! You can do it !!! I believe in you !

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MARIAJESTRADA 4/15/2014 5:35PM

    Girl, if you're not feeling it, don't force it. You probably need to eat more. On the bright side you got a juicer and dehydrator! Awesome!

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SHERYLP461 4/15/2014 2:00PM

    Relax today, sometimes we just need a break.

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MARYBETH4884 4/15/2014 1:39PM

    Take some time and then refocus!!

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YOYONOMORE1 4/15/2014 1:08PM

    Like your pics especially the first one, made me laugh and I needed that. I'll have to read the blog about the party, been so busy with taking care of DH haven't been keeping up with everything. Relax and enjoy your day. I take it the party must have been a big success.

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NHES220 4/15/2014 9:58AM

    I think the let down is to be expected after all the energy expended on the prep for the party. You deserve a break!

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/15/2014 7:34AM

    I would say you deserved a rest!

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RHOOK20047 4/15/2014 7:32AM

    Take a day off and get back on track tomorrow! You deserve a break today! Sounds like a McDonalds commercial!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 4/15/2014 6:56AM

    It is OK to have a break, sometimes we make it too demanding and our mind/body is reminding us to take it slow!
You know you will get where you want to be. Goals in mind, establish and revisiting the strategy is a great to achieve success.
You can do it :-)

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SETTIMIA 4/15/2014 6:05AM

    Aww you are doing so well, good luck with your new challenge!

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    You focused for a long time on getting the party done right. It is ok to do some R&R. You'll feel better soon enough. You did your mom's birthday justice and you are a fine example of what a loving daughter is all about.

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Pick up the Pieces

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alright the Party is in the books. We'll start the clean up project - definitely not as intense. Next project is to plan my son's summer. Schools are on Easter Break which is 2 weeks. He'll be studying for exams that will start in the middle of May. His birthday is June. The US family have returned to the U.S.A.

I have a dehydrator and juicer now. I plan to use the juicer this morning. The dehydrator will probably wait until I get back from U.S.A. Plans are to travel to New Mexico on Thursday. Friday and Monday are a holiday in the Bahamas. emoticon

I'm off course on the diet - in terms of following the detox programme. Need to get refocused-looking forward to the end of Lent.

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MARYBETH4884 4/15/2014 1:37PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Enjoy your trip!

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SETTIMIA 4/15/2014 5:32AM

    Thanks honey, will you join in with me and have a groove?! LOL

Let's getting grooving and moving all around the world!

Pass it onto someone on else

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THIN133 4/14/2014 12:28PM

    Oh yea....I like your sayings & picture of that doggie today :)

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THIN133 4/14/2014 12:27PM

    Good luck cleaning up.Glad your family arrived back in the states safely. FUN..spring break ! ENJOY! Safe n fun travels to New Mexico! Hope you like your dehydrator when you have time to try it out.

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    I just commented on another friend's blog that there are too many holidays! As soon as we get started we have to stop and party or travel or something other than do our life.

Maybe this has something to do with our ADD tendencies towards a healthy life style?

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GHOSTFLAMES 4/14/2014 4:53AM

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Party Ova

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I broke my log in streak. I didn't log in yesterday (April 12). I did get some e-mail points but I did not really log. Got up at 6 a.m. and it was on - I walked, bend, stretched, pushed, pulled and squatted. Racked up about 14K steps without running or walking. I did dance. My mother was pleased with the event - I was too and it seemed everyone enjoyed themselves. I put into action what I am trying to do in my life = on the menu there was a lasagna made with ground beef, one with ground turkey, one without any meat and salad. My sister and mother thought I was crazy. But you know there were quite a few people who were not eating meat - at all. The salad was going like hot cakes - we did not make a lot because often the Bahamian diet dispels salad but child these Bahamians was eating it up. Also as a tribute to my lifestyle - the lasagna was whole-wheat (now whether it was the 'real' wholewheat ???). My sister was like - this is wholewheat I said you won't taste the difference. So said so done. The meal was not not perfectly 'calorie reducing' - the mozzarella was the regular one. But we strive for progress not perfection.

Worked the party so barely ate or drank. Did dance. Here are a few pictures:

The patio all dressed up:

My brothers and sister with Mom (taken on Friday April 11 - that's my sister's b-day)

The party - that's me in the chevron strip;

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YOYONOMORE1 4/15/2014 1:11PM

    The patio looked lovely and it looked like everyone was enjoying themselves and having a good time. What a nice family you have.

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THIN133 4/14/2014 12:24PM

    Oh what a beautiful family ! I'll bet the party was just lovely...oh yum....All the lasagna dishes.it was good to have avariety. Sorry you missed your log in . I really get frustrated when I break my streaks .it's easy to do when we are busy.

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MADAMES 4/14/2014 5:14AM

    what a beautiful family! What a great party! Good for you!

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LIGHTNING572 4/14/2014 12:11AM

    You have a great looking family. Wishing you a wonderful day!

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WRITINGRUNNER 4/13/2014 10:52PM

    Sounds Like you had an amazing time! x

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    You did right by your mom, was an excellent hostess and partied hardy! What a wonderful birthday party. Your brother on the right of you is a hunk!

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/13/2014 2:10PM

    What a beautiful family! It looks like you had a lot of fun at the party. Now you get to start a fresh new log in streak :)

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QUEENIEBELLE 4/13/2014 1:35PM

    Sounds like a great party! Menu sounds perfect and I LOVE how the patio is fixed. Congratulations on a great day and hope you treat yourself to a break now. emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 4/13/2014 1:19PM

    Great day!

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NHES220 4/13/2014 12:42PM

    Sounds like the party was a smash! I bet you are exhausted. You have earned a rest!

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SATCHMO99 4/13/2014 11:36AM

    Glad your party went well. I love to dance, too.

Who knows, you may have even converted your family to healthier versions of standard recipes?

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Spark Streak

Friday, April 11, 2014

Almost broke my Spark streak yesterday, I was sparking and falling asleep. I couldn't nap because it was like 11 p.m. and i would have probably not awaken before midnight. But got it in. When I woke up this morning, my tablet was on sparkpoints.

The birthday eve and actually it's my sister's b-day today, so we'll have cake and drinks tonight while we stuff party bags. I've done all I can do for the party so I now release and let go.

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WRITINGRUNNER 4/12/2014 9:23AM

    Well done for not breaking your streak! Hope the cake was delicious x

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THIN133 4/11/2014 8:45PM

    So glad you didn't break your streak ! :) enjoy family & your party !!

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    Watch the empty calories my friend. You work so hard to blow it on the weekend.

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MARIAJESTRADA 4/11/2014 6:13PM

    Woo hoo! I almost didn't log in today either. I just woke up from a three hour nap with my son. I guess we both played hard at the park today. LOL.

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/11/2014 12:57PM

    Cute picture!~ Enjoy the party!

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NHES220 4/11/2014 9:39AM

    You've done all you can. All that will be left to do is to enjoy the party! TGIF!

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JAROL7 4/11/2014 8:28AM

    Hang in there!!!

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/11/2014 7:53AM

  Enjoy! emoticon

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