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Aug. 6 and SparkCoach

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Yesterday was a pretty good day, all around.

Aug 6 Nutrition:
4:30 am
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. protein powder

(are you sensing a trend here?)

7:30 am
3/4 cup fat free cottage cheese
1 orange
1 thinwich
1 tbsp almond walnut butter

11:30 am
5 oz turkey breast roast
1/2 cup broccoli
1/2 cup cauliflower
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup snap peas
1/4 cup butterball gravy
20 seedless grapes

3:00 pm
1 apple
1 Frigo light string cheese

7:00 pm
1 serving cheesy tuna pasta with vegetables
(this is a suggested Spark menu meal, that Bill cooked, but made more than the suggested serving, so I had to guestimate and hope that I wasn't going ridiculously over)

8:00 pm
1 medium banana
1 tbsp almond walnut butter

Calories In:

5:00 pm
90 minutes dog walking at OHS

Calories Out:
560 (this is an estimate based on previous dog walking {this is NOT meandering by any means} because I couldn't get the BodyBugg site to load and download my data)

Eaten 1,560
BMR* 2,188
Exercise 560
Total Burned 2,748
Differential -1,188

I stayed within my calorie range!

I had fun getting my fitness in!

Even with estimates, I feel confident I managed a good deficit.

I had such a good time at OHS I was still a bit amped up when I got home. I went straight from work to the shelter, and did so in a round-about way because I entered the wrong address in the Magellan. Doh! The trip took 15 minutes than it should have, but I managed alright. Dogs were walked, then a few of them and I were spoiled with some quiet kennel time consisting of petting, rubbing, and lounging. Very very nice. It certainly was soothing for all of us, and left me feeling more positive than I had in a while.
So I checked out the SparkCoach this morning. Have you looked at it? It's pretty nifty. It's some of the information that those of us who have been here for a while (2 1/2 years, wow!) are familiar with, presented in a new interesting way. This was my first day of the free trial and to be honest, I was kind of nervous about trying it out.

WHY would I be nervous, you ask? (you did wonder, didn't you?)
What if they tell me to do something I don't want to do?
What if I've really been doing this wrong all along?
What if it exposes me as some fantastic awful fraud and bad example?

I know, right? What a knob-head! I pushed aside my fear of trying something new, realizing that it might just be something GREAT to help me get back on and stay on track. So I clicked the button. And it wasn't awful! LOL Yay me!

We'll see how it goes for the next two weeks. It certainly gave me a boost in the SparkPoints department. I'll keep you updated.
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    I think you're on a roll! Great job.

    I've been trying the new spark coach. Today was day 2. The video is nice. Having Spark guy cheer me on but the rest is the exact routine that I do on my own pretty much every day. It's nice and I see how it could be helpful to someone new.

    I'm glad you found your way to the dogs. I know that mine help keep me happy. I know the pups you visit appreciate having the lovings.

    3240 days ago
    Actually I was not wondering because I feel the same way for different reasons.

    May I ask what you meant about "if you been here awhile, than this is not new stuff just presented in a different way?" Where there options taking away from the free part of SP?

    3240 days ago
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    Happy to hear of the continued success! I haven't tried out the Spark Coach thing extra $ in the budget if I decide I like it and have to pay for it! emoticon

    On behalf of the pooches you showed love to today, emoticon emoticon
    3240 days ago
    Great job!!
    3240 days ago
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    I thought the same thing as KAREN42BOYS regarding the time you get up! I'm definitely more of a night owl than a morning girl... 6 AM is it for me and even then it's a struggle sometimes.

    I just might look into SparkCoach...gotta find time to fit everything in! Right now I'm busy purging the clutter out of place - old clothes, old papers...

    Staying on track with my food and got some good walking in this weekend. The heat and humidity broke a little so it was great to get out and get some air.

    You're doing GREAT, Candy. So very proud of my knob-headed friend. emoticon
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    3240 days ago
    Great job, Candy! I'm checking out Spark Coach, too--it will be interesting to see if it helps those of us who have been around awhile or if it's just for new people. I can sure see the benefit to those who are just getting started!
    3240 days ago
    What great food you are eating! I'm impressed. I've been playing with the Spark Coach also but haven't watched the videos yet. Can't at work and too busy watching olympics at home.
    3240 days ago
    Too funny. You a fraud.

    I pictured spark coming up with a new emoticon. Or better something you were awarded like the spark motivator. It could be spark fraud.

    You are doing great and hope you enjoy spark coach.

    I have not looked into it at all, I think I'm dong okay, not perfect, but pretty good. I'd be afraid they might tell be to run less. emoticon
    3240 days ago
    Thanks for the SparkCoach review. After I get back from my trip to SD I think I'll try it, too.
    3240 days ago
    You are one early riser! I thought getting up at 5 for 5:30 practices was early!

    Glad to hear you are happy serving these homeless doggies.

    And knob-head! That's a great word!
    3240 days ago
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