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What I did yesterday...

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  1. buttingout2014
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    What I did yesterday to keep active and distracted:

    After work, I immediately put on a pair of long-johns & wool socks, and bundled-up before bringing my pooch over to the local dog park.  It was cold and windy, but I had a nice hot coffee to keep me toasty on the inside.

    Dexter (my dog) appreciated it, because he loves the dog park.
    It was good for me too - because the only exercise I get at home is typing at the keyboard, or walking downstairs to raid the fridge.  :O
    While I'm at the park, I always force myself to run around with Dexter as much as possible, not just for his benefit - but to get a little needed exercise myself too!

    OK - Your turn:
    What did YOU do yesterday to keep active and distracted??



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  2. treepeo
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    01 Dec 2017 in reply to buttingout2014
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    Actually Jim, every day this week after work I went out shopping and the like.  Tuesday I made 3 separate trips out.  I did that on purpose to keep myself moving, because I desperately need to lose some weight since I quit smoking.

    I am also trying to move around more at work, and when I put my lunch in the microwave to heat up, I dance while I wait for it.

    I can't do as much as I would like to do because I was badly injured years ago, but I make a conscious effort to do what I can, when I can.  Every little bit helps.
  3. buttingout2014
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    What I did today to keep distracted:

    Today, like most weekdays, I went to work 9am thru 5pm - and stuck to the general routine associated with a typical workday.
    Once I returned home, I found myself in front of the computer, and was just about ready to settle into binge watching a few episodes of my favourite TV series...

    Thankfully, my dog walked into the room - and looked at me with those sad eyes, expressing that he'd been left alone all day while I was at work.  This was about all it took for me to slip my shoes back on and drag my lazy butt over to the off-leash dog park so he (and I) could burn off a little energy.

    I find myself back in front of the computer this evening, a little tuckered-out, but definitely feeling better about how I wrapped-up another hectic day without eating chocolate covered almonds while binge-watching some program.

    How about all of YOU?
    What did YOU do today to keep distracted / and active??


    "If I have just ONE, I'll be right back where I started...Desperately wishing I was where I am today."

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    - Your QUIT buddy, Jim.


    My Mileage:

    My Quit Date: 1/27/2014
    Smoke-Free Days: 1408 
    Cigarettes Not Smoked: 35,200 
    Amount Saved: $15,488.00


  4. lithan44
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    05 Dec 2017 in reply to buttingout2014
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    Hi Buttingout.  This morning for the first time, I rode the stationary bike for an hours and did some weights.  I used to bike in the evening at least 5 days a week but at the beginning of September I moved and my commute became 4 hours of driving a day, getting up at 4:40am.  By the time I would arrive home, I was bagged.  I just started a new job that is closer but still not getting home until 6pm.  I was finding excuses not to exercise and that causes me to feel depressed.  My goal is to do my workout in the mornings now.  
  5. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello Everyone,

    Your days seem full of activity! So nice doing your favourite things while moving around.  

    Great discussion to have daily.  

    Marianne
  6. treepeo
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    Wow lithan44, I can't believe you had such a long drive, and that you had to get up before the birds.  Yikes!  I hope your commute is significantly better now.

    Good for you for exercising regularly.  My main form of exercise is walking, but I even have to be careful about how much of that I do, otherwise I hurt myself.  But I am now very aware of the weight I have gained, and I am determined to stay as active as I can.  I also try to stretch at home, so that I don't stiffen up too much.
  7. buttingout2014
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    Hey Lithan44 and Treepeo;
    Glad to see you both jumping aboard this post!

    ...Reading about the stationary bike got me to thinking about the brand-new (never used) treadmill I have in my basement, next to the laundry room.
    I suppose I really have NO excuse for not walking / jogging around the block during the icy winter days since that thing is sitting downstairs - calling my name!

    I guess I better get down there and start doing my thing, so I can add that to my daily "HEALTHY DISTRACTIONS" diary!
    ...Wish me luck - and pray that I don't get distracted by the TV on the way to the laundry room!  :O


    Your QUIT friend, Jim.
  8. treepeo
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    You mean you don't have a TV in your basement?  Gasp, so shocking!  He, he, he.

    You should bring your phone and headsets down with you so you can listen to some great music while you walk.

    I went to the grocery store after work and had to battle against the wind.  It just made me realize that if I want to keep doing the amount of walking I have been doing lately, I will probably have to do a lot of it inside, because I really hate fighting the wind.  It is so irritating.
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