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my new walking hat, and my 1 lb loss!!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Ok, so I decided to go ahead and get this blog in today. Boy when I am wrong, I am wrong. In my blog from yesterday, I found two things I was wrong about.
First, we are getting rain today, not alot, I got to the track around 12 and walked an hour and fifteen minutes, did the dollar store, post office and coffee run...and got home just as the sprinkles began.
I will not be going back out today, if nothing happens and so, I am happy I made it home and all my errands are finished.
The second thing, I do have a cold. YUK!!! I took some alka-seltzer cold medicine last night and I slept ok. My throat is getting alot more sore, so I am just hoping to stay inside, under a warm blanket, with some hot tea with honey, and watch a movie or read a book later.
Winter is here people.
I have so so dreaded this winter more so than any other.
For several reasons. First of course, is the walking....getting out early in the frosty cold isnt my cup of tea, so my early morning walks will probably be pushed back, which means, blah blah blah, I will probably sleep in later.
I have gotten in such a habit of getting up, psyched about going to the track. and now I fear I will become a late sleeping blob!!!
But I also dread it for other reasons....I despise the time change...
and the cold.
I am beginning, in my older years, haha, to feel it more so.
I hate the cold.
But, I guess that gives me something to look forward to in the spring. I just hope I can maintain proper eating habits and staying away from tempting comfort winter foods, and stay on some type of exercise regimen that will keep me where I am or losing.
Speaking of losing...I lost a whole pound this week.
And I am not at all disappointed that it was only 1.
Because, last week, as some of you know, Honey's mom passed away, and with friends bringing food, and no time to really focus on my protein, etc...I relented and had fried chicken and even a glazed donut.
I also had potato salad and pizza. And carrot cake.
And finger sandwiches.....wow, writing it all out like that, I wonder how I lost an ounce.
That and the fact, that I only walked a total of about 2 hours all last week.
But a loss is a loss and I am happy with it and really hoping to meet my November goal, against cold and wind and rain and frost and anything else Mother Nature throws my way.
Here is too a good warm dry weekend to all and keep Sparking and do the best you can.
Thanks for reading.
I am including a pic of me in my new walking boggan, last week with the wind, I think that is probably how I caught this cold....wind and rain and me with inadequate head covering.
So, yesterday I went to wally world and bought this and I am going back next time and getting either the Winnie the Pooh or Animal from The Muppets.....
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  • no profile photo CD4228914
    The best way to avoid a cold? If you google it, you will find that most of the top results tell you to frequently wash your hands. I found the following at alexshalman.com:


    Sleep for 8-10 hours
    Eat a breakfast of Fruit and Nuts plus plenty of Water and Tea
    Get your Zinc in!
    Exercise light and early, get some fresh air
    Eat Fruit high in Vitamin C

    ...seems that you are doing most of those but as with anything, too much is not good also. Hitting that balance that doesn't take you too high or too low should see you healthy most of the time. I have always heard that frequent hand washing is the best way to prevent the common cold and influenza.

    I find it tough driving a taxi to wash my hands frequently as I'm constantly handling cash and in contact with others who may not have the greatest hygiene on the planet.

    Keep up with the little things and the big picture will come into focus! :)
    2917 days ago
  • CEKER9
    Get well, give yourself the time and warmth to do so! Kudos on walking on a regular basis... those special items (like your boggan) are good personal kudos. I *really* like your picture in your boggan! Just like one step at a time gets you around the block... one pound at a time gets you to your desired weight!
    You are doing great! emoticon
    2917 days ago
  • CORTNEY-LEE
    great hat!!!!
    2917 days ago
  • MAGGIEVAN
    Charming ... Your hat! I trust you will get over your cold soon. Congrats on the weight loss.
    2918 days ago
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