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August 12, 2020.... time to play catch up

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

My last post was on Aug 5th. It's obvious that I didn't keep my commitment to post daily. However, I am here and I am posting.

Here is a record of my stats since I last post:

steps 16944
cardio 240
strength 30

steps 4135
cardio 60
strength 30..........I was sick that day

steps 14468
cardio: 120
strength: 30..........saw my doctor & was tested for celiacs. Definitely gluten intolerant

steps: 6125
cardio: 150
strength: 30.......did most of my exercise in the pool. This day was my 32 sobriety bday

steps 13478
cardio 180
strength 30

steps 14138
cardio 120
strength 30......today was my youngest son's 37th birthday

steps 18441
cardio 180
cardio 30


1) I had a wonderful lunch with my dear friends, Blanche & Gail. We had not seen each other since the end of July. Blanche had been to the beach & Gail had been in NJ so we got to have a great lunch and play catch up. I love these two sweet ladies.

2) I am grateful that the I.T. issues that have been occurring this week finally smoothed out today. My grandchildren are having to do all their school ONLINE from home. Monday went okay but Tuesday was a nightmare at our house and basically all the parents locally. Today, all is better and went smoothly. I am very grateful for that.

3) I am grateful that I am able to sit here at my computer next to a nice window and watch the storm that is raging outside. I love thunderstorms. I am especially grateful to have a place to live and be safe from the weather.


1) watching AGT with my husband this evening.
2) filling all my RINGS on my applewatch. I push myself to get plenty of exercise
3) continuing to eat "clean" and glutenfree while staying within my caloric range.


1) getting back to BLOGGING daily.
2) I want to get in at least 180 minutes of cardio & 30 minutes of strength today
3) Today I want to get started on a blanket that my brother wants me to crochet for him.

Starting tomorrow I will get back to posting the previous day's stats, including oz of water.

Thank you for taking the journey with me. Tomorrow is the last Weigh day of the Summer Sparktastic Slimdown BLC. I am so proud of my team family and how well that they are doing. Last week they were finally in the #1 slot. We have really been struggling since the COVID pandemic started and we have been dealing with physical issues, stress, depression, anxiety and so much more. I am hoping that we end the challenge on a good note. I'm happy to be so blessed with my team family and for the love that we all share together.

Bright blessings to you all. I am so grateful to have you with me as well.
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  • FRANKIE2019
    Dawn so sorry you have celiac disease it is a serious autoimmune disease causing damage in the small intestine. You will be doing a lot of label reading. I find eating at a restaurant the worse. Hope going gluten-free will help with your headaches and joint pain. I found it was causing my pain. When I first went gluten-free if I ate something that just had a little gluten in it I got very sick. The keto diet has really helped me get better. I have gone 2 months without being really sick. My doctor told me that it caused swelling and inflammation in my intestines. He could feel that my intestines were too large. I have a lot of deficiencies in minerals and vitamins. It caused me to have dizzy spells, vomiting, itching, and rashes. I hope you have a good doctor that will help you. It took me a while for a doctor to find out what was wrong with me. Hope you will get to feel better. Be sure and get some rest so your body can heal.
    72 days ago
  • MAJORK29
    Enjoying your blog.... Great stats
    72 days ago
    Just so glad to see your blog and the generous information you share about each day. You truly are amazing what you share on each day. You are an amazing leader who helps motivate us to work harder on being our best. Thanks for the gentle push to help us achieve #1 for week 9.
    73 days ago
    🎉 Congrats on 32 years! 🎊 Can't wait for the fall challenge to start! Have a great Thursday!
    73 days ago
    Filling all the rings on the Apple watch can be tough! And they have all these challenges as well... Good luck!
    73 days ago
    Saw your 32 year celebration! Awesome!!
    73 days ago
    Glad to see you blogging again.
    73 days ago
    good to see you back!!
    73 days ago
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