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Full Circle

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Already. Something to be said for having a holiday on Monday.

Made my meal plan and the grocery list. Went to work and left the grocery list at home. No worries - called my son and he located it and I again wrote down the list. Leave work and stop by the foodstore - left the list at work. So I got what I could remember will have to make another trip. Got home and put the list in my bag 1st thing. So I've come full circle.





  
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QUEENIEBELLE 4/23/2014 11:18AM

    Right there with ya- been there done that haha. Have a good one-

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THINFITKINDVGAN 4/23/2014 9:44AM

    Lol been there many times.

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SHERYLP461 4/23/2014 9:20AM

    I have done this before, usually call my hubby and he goes through the store reading to me. lol

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NHES220 4/23/2014 9:11AM

    Sounds like something I would do! Happy Wednesday.

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Tuesday Chit Chat

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Woke up at 4 a.m. Alarm went off at 5 a.m. and I silenced it. After about 5 minutes sorrow starting seeping through me because I had to go to work. It was so much so that I stayed in bed until 7 a..m. I don't know where all that enthusiasm of Monday went.

I have several challenges this week - Thursday is all day board meetings and then there is business dinner in the evening. On Saturday I have a Ball to go to. All this small chit chat - I hate it. I made my meal plan yesterday but I didn't account for the Thursday and Saturday events. Gotta go make some changes.

Yesterday, my son went for a run. I asked him if he wanted me to go with him - he said no. I asked him if he wanted me to coach him, he said no. He went for 1-1/2mile run. I was proud of him - of course I don't believe what I am doing impresses, influences or impacts him - but maybe I'm wrong. Is this the 1st sign.

  
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SETTIMIA 4/23/2014 12:05AM

    Yes we are really lucky we have lot of parks, so even in the city you can see greenery. But it must be wonderful to be near a beach and sea.

have a great day

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THIN133 4/22/2014 8:38PM

    Isn't that the way it goes ? We are either the energizer bunny or our energy is zapped ! You must have needed the sleep ! You are a positive influence on your son ! It's great he went running !!!

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NHES220 4/22/2014 7:51PM

    I'm sure whether he'll admit it or not, you have influenced him. Reading your blog from yesterday I see how you have been an inspiration to yourself and others.
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THINFITKINDVGAN 4/22/2014 4:05PM

    I'm sure you are indeed influencing him.

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MARYBETH4884 4/22/2014 2:59PM

    Sometimes they see what we are doing and want to follow suit but pretend it's their idea!

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GODDREAMDIVA1 4/22/2014 2:36PM

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SETTIMIA 4/22/2014 2:30PM

    WELL DONE YOU ARE SO RIGHT SMALL STEPS LEAD TO BIGGER ONES.

KEEP GOING I AM SURE THAT YOU SON IS VERY PROUD OF YOU

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STUDLEEJOE 4/22/2014 2:30PM

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My Student Angela

Monday, April 21, 2014

Got up this morning and went for an easy run (1hr). Then lit a scented candle turned on the a/c and did 3 of the Sparkpeople video - trying to complete the Jumpstart January programme. Got a plan - I'm doing week 2.

Below is a picture of a mexican dance troupe who performed at the start of the New Mexico marathon.



Below is me and my friend Angela who also ran. She did the 1/2 marathon and PR. She has lost 30lbs over the last year. We met through running. When I was the leader of a running club, we had a 10 /20 miler we put on. I put out some fliers for persons interested in running to train for the event and she responded to the flier. That was about 5 years ago. She has done about 2 or 3 marathons but she prefers the 1/2. I was a teacher and she is out performing the teacher. She is embracing a much healthier lifestyle which includes not just running, but weights and abs and healthier eating. She is an all-around person and she is exploring her potential. I am proud of her and she to me gets what life is about - measuring you against you and being happy.



Watching the Boston Marathon and some Men's tennis in Spain. Let the games begin.

  
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SUSANELAINE1956 4/22/2014 2:48PM

    Wonderful story. You both are doing so well. emoticon

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NEWMUM8 4/22/2014 12:04PM

    Great job you two!

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SETTIMIA 4/22/2014 4:49AM

    WOW GREAT JOB!

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THIN133 4/21/2014 9:39PM

    Neat picture of the dancers. How awesome that you & Angela are friends & share running & healthy lifestyles.its so helpful to have a strong support system.

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THINFITKINDVGAN 4/21/2014 7:23PM

    I would say you should be proud that a student is doing so well and it had to do with your teaching abilities. I'm certain you do feel proud. I'd be for sure.



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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/21/2014 5:19PM

    I enjoyed your blog !
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IMAVISION 4/21/2014 4:04PM

    I so enjoyed reading your blog. I believe that Angela & you are so very blessed that the good Lord has allowed your lives to connect.

God bless!

Ima



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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 4/21/2014 2:00PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What more can I say? LOL

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/21/2014 1:21PM

    Life is for LIVING and you are living proof! Great photos and how wonderful to have a student turn into a friend!

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New Mexico Texas Challenge Marathon

Sunday, April 20, 2014




The marathon was small and well organized. It was point to point. My time was consistent with the January marathon's time, so January was not a fluke. I ran/walked the event. It was very flat and the scenery was monotone but there was no pressure and was a tribute to the pursuit of health. The race director was very enthusiastic and personable. We had overcast skies and mild weather. There was also a 5k, 10k and 1/2 marathon.



I'm back in Nassau, we have a holiday on Monday. So I plan to rest, it's been a hectic 6 weeks. Will plan meals for the week and finally use some of these gadgets I recently bought.




  
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NEWMUM8 4/22/2014 12:05PM

    Great. Hope you had a good Easter!

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THIN133 4/21/2014 9:36PM

    Nicely done ! Glad it went well for you. Hope you had a restful holiday today !

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/21/2014 8:51AM

    Great picture! Congrats on your race time!

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SETTIMIA 4/21/2014 7:15AM

    WOW WELL DONE HONEY, YOU ARE A STAR!

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MARYBETH4884 4/21/2014 7:09AM

    emoticon Consistent training and consistent work on weight loss will never result in a fluke!! Your just proving your strength!! emoticon emoticon

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THINFITKINDVGAN 4/21/2014 5:48AM

    Wow, you flew all that way to do a marathon? THAT is commitment my friend. You look radiant. Congratulations.

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 4/21/2014 12:30AM

    Love your picture! I am so happy that you are sharing it with us!

Cuddo for your dedication - determination and commitment. You are a SUPER example of "Pursuit to health". Enjoy your day off tomorrow - Recovery walk and stretch!

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Julia
P.S. Routine is way easier than constant changes when trying to stay on track and consistent - You are truly an inspiration to me... Planning on getting back to my healthy routine and habits... as soon as I am back home! Planning food is a fantastic way to do it! emoticon



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MCFITZ2 4/20/2014 11:22PM

    Nassau as in the Bahamas?
Congratulations on your race. emoticon I hope to do a short one some time year. I will walk as I am bone on bone on my knees. There is one at night with glow sticks etc which sounds fun.
Rest well.

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Hobbs New Mexico

Saturday, April 19, 2014





Using my tablet to blog it has its challenges.

  
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THIN133 4/20/2014 8:51PM

    I like these :)

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IMAVISION 4/20/2014 9:29AM

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God bless!

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SETTIMIA 4/20/2014 12:51AM

    HAPPY EASTER emoticon

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NHES220 4/19/2014 6:05PM

    Enjoy your travels!

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 4/19/2014 1:18PM

    Yes it is. I have used a all kinds of little devices to blog from when my computer was in the shop, and I tell you what, it is challenging, but you did a wonderful job.
I'm full of energy, I'm picking with my husband, and I'm making the best out of today. emoticon

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ANDYINBC 4/19/2014 12:40PM

    Keep persevering! emoticon

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TINY67 4/19/2014 10:31AM

    emoticon & emoticon

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MYTURNNOW2013 4/19/2014 9:04AM

    Sort of like typing on my Kindle. You can tell when I'm sparking from there as you will see only one or two word replies LOL!

Enjoy New Mexico!

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THINFITKINDVGAN 4/19/2014 5:16AM

    emoticon enjoy your trip.

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SETTIMIA 4/19/2014 4:55AM

    GREAT SO TRUE, HAVE A GREAT RUN...YOU CAN DO IT HUN. I AM ENCOURAGING YOU ALL THE WAY

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