Saturday, September 29, 2007

Get ready for the Leslie Sansone Walking challenge

Go to and you can read all about it. This new challenge starts on Monday.

I only added 2.6 miles today, Hopefully I can add more tomorrow. DH has planned a day trip to Tenn. tomorrow, so I don't know how much walking I will do. I will keep you posted.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Fianlly over 100 miles.

Today I was able to add 4 miles to my tracker. I had such a fun day with my Red Hat Friends. The boat ride was lovely and the guide was fun. I really enjoyed it. It is nice to to something just for me. I don't do that very often. Tonight I had to go out after dinner and buy a pair of black pants and a blue shirt for the Rally tomorrow. I hate buying clothes. I hate how I look and I the the size I have to buy. That said, I did find a new purse. :o)

Busy volunteer day

Today was my busy volunteer day at hospice and the library. I didn't walk at the park today. To be honest I was a little sore from the walking the day before. I did manage to record 2.1 miles throughout the day.
Today is my day to play. I am going with my Red Hat group on a boat tour on a local lake here. I am looking forward to it. When I get home I have to go shopping and then finish up some name tags for my TOPS group. Our Fall Rally is tomorrow. We are one of the newest groups in the in our section of the state so it is important that we are represented at the rally. We are looking forward to some fun and some learning from the other chapters in western NC.
Have a great Friday everyone. Increase your exercise a little today.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Weigh In

Today was weigh in. I lost 1/2 lbs. Slow progress, but still progress. I took a 3 mile walk in the park today, add that to the rest of the day and I got 4.8 I was shooting for 5 miles . I think I can pretty close. I will try to reach that tomorrow. I am off to update my trackers.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Evening report

Just a quick update: 3.2 miles today, I had Fruit twice amd 3 veggies, This was a good day.

Good Monday Morning!

Yesterday was a quiet day at home, I got my walking in early but only a couple of miles. I am keeping track of my eating, I haven't counting the calories because I am really trying to keep track of the food groups. What I I noticed for the past week is that I eat no fruit. So my goal for this week is to eat fruit every day. If I couple that with more Veggies I should have a good week. That's the plan. Have a great start to you week everyone.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

update for Sat

Got to add 3.6 miles today. DH and I walked around a car show on main street and then we went to Lowes and I walked around the garden section while DH bought some things for a job he has to do next week. Otherwise it was a quiet day.

Oct 1st starts a new challenge

If you have been reading Maria's blog then you know about the Leslie Sansone Walking challenge at ivillage. I have 2 months until my trip to Hawaii. I don't expect to have reached my weight goal by then I thought I had a little longer before the big trip. I do want to be able to walk a lot in Hawaii, so I am up for any challenge that will get me ready for that. Won't you join us. I could put a link her but Maria already has one so check her out and let her know you want to sign up to. :)

Friday, September 21, 2007

yesterday's report

I did get in 2.7 miles, but did not walk at the park, I got too busy to get out for that walk. I need to get back to that first thing in the morning walk....then I won't let anything get in the way. I did record all that I ate and I am doing good so far today. I report final number for today later. We have a gray and misty day, I just got my hair cut and didn't want to ruin the "do" by walking in the rain.
DH is starting with the cold that I had, Hopefully his won't be a full blown bug. I don't know how your men are but for me the "his" cold is always worse than the "her" cold. LOL :o)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

weigh- in

Today was weigh in at TOPS. Lost 1/4 lb. Not much but at least it wasn't a gain. I did walk a little more today, 2.9 miles. Tomorrow is the starat of my new focus. more moving and less carbs. I will keep you all posted.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday Report

Walked 2.5 miles today just doing errands. Tomorrow I will try to get an actual walk in at the park. My breathing is better today So I think I can handle the walk in the park. TOPS Weigh In is tomorrow and I will probably have a Curves weigh in too as I haven't been all month and I was due for one at the beginning of the month. With so much time off being sick, I would really like to skip the Curves weigh in.
I want to make some changes in my eating to go along with DR OZ and Diana Schwarzbein programs. I think it is important to make small changes so as not to get overwhelmed. I usually get so gung-ho on these things that I try to do too much too soon. So starting Thursday (after weigh in on Wed.) I will cut out many of the carbs I have been eating. No bread or potatoes for a few weeks and no sugar. I want to reboot my metabolism and I think this is the way to go. At least I am going to give it a try.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Today's Report

I only recorded 2.1 miles today. I didn't start using the pedometer until this afternoon. Not a bad report after so many off days. The eating was better until late evening... then I just had to get into the ice cream. It's almost as if I think I earned for some reason.
I watched Dr. Oz on Oprah today. It was good to hear him agree with the Schwarzbein Principle about eating food that is closer to nature. I really think they have something with the idea of eating food that can be gathered, caught, grown or milked. It seems the right way to go. I will be trying to eliminate as many of the foods that contain trans fats, and preservatives. I will be eating protein, good fats, non starchy veggies and good carbs. My goal is to keep my carbs at 15 grams per meal and 7 1/2 grams per snack. This just makes sense to me. Oprah, Dr. Oz and Bob Greene agreed that once sugars and salt are eliminated from your diet, you won't be craving them. (supposedly in a couple of weeks time.)I will keep you posted on how I do. Obviously the ice cream I had tonight will have to go!

I'm Alive!

Wow a week of laying around.... I hate it. I am feeling better and today. I bought a new pedometer. Not sure how much walking I will get in, but it feels good to feeel good. I hope I will get back to my walking routine easily. Still a little short of breath, but no more meds after today. I am going to update my tracker for the last week. You all have gotten so far ahead of me. But like the Turtle on my tracker I will keep a steady pace and not give up. We are enjoying the beautiful change in the weather. I hope you all have a lovely day.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

weigh in

Well it was bound to happen... I had a gain 1.25 pounds. All this laying around being sick isn't helping.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

went to the doctor today

I have bronchitis. I have to do some breathing treatments 4 times a day and take some strong antibiotics. Needless to say I haven't felt like walking. My DD said she was sicker today, and not to come to get the dog as she didn't want to give us more germs. I took the time to call the doc for myself and I guess I am glad I did. This is a little setback for me and my program, but I am going to take the time I need to get better.

Monday, September 10, 2007


News to share.. We have moved the date for the Hawaii trip. We are going in Dec ('07) instead of Feb ('08). I am so excited. but that means I have a lot of work to do. I don't know how much weight I can lose by then but I am going to work really hard. We just returned from our trip to NY for the wedding of the daughter of the man who was best man at our wedding. It was a lot of traveling in Five days. 14 1/2 hours each way. We had a great time, but traveling is always hard on my diet, not to mention I have been really sick with a sinus cold. I lost my pedometer while I was there. So I am making an educated guess on the total miles I walked since I last reported. I am sure I am under estimating, but you can be sure I will be getting a new pedometer as soon as I can! I lost it on Friday and I already had over 5 miles on there so I doubled it for the 6 days. We are heading to SC tomorrow to pick up our dog. The oldest GS was dog sitting for us. We will get to watch his soccer practice while we are there. Just a quick trip. We will be back on Wed so I can do my volunteer work at Hospice. Busy week ahead. Hope you are all doing well.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

New mattress tonight!!

Got another 2.1 miles in today. We got our mattress in today. It is so high that I need a step stool to get into bed. I can't wait to go to bed tonight. Going to SC tomorrow to check on my DD. She has pneumonia, and I want to try and help her with the kids for a couple of days, before we head north for a wedding. Don't know how much time I will have for the computer but I will keep track of my miles.

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