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I'm Tired

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm trying to think back....I think I used to start my day getting up by around 8:00. That of course after getting up many times during the night for my mom. (She doesn't get up as much now). Once I get her up, it's wash up, dress, breakfast, so I don't have much time to get my morning exercises in.

I then started trying to get up by 7:30, then 7:00 the 6:30. It finally caught up with me. I'm Tired!

I didn't get up until close to 8:00 this morning and mom still hasn't called me. I should be exercising instead of blogging. Duh!

We had friends over last night for cards and the wife asked if I was tired. Looking in the mirror, I can see why she asked.

Dark circles and wrinkles are taking a toll, soon the bags will appear. emoticon

I've been striving to get at least 100 min of exercising in a day, most days I make it. With the new tread mill, I do at least one programmed workout of 30 min and sometimes 2 workouts...that's an hour cardio right there! On the old treadmill, I was lucky to get in 20 min a day. My pedaler is good for 10 min.

Why is it so much more easier to do strength training than cardio, at least for me that is?

Well, she hasn't called me yet, so maybe I'll start doing something...it's 8:44...ooh, that's late. I'll have to get her up by 9:00. At least she is able to do some of her bathwork by herself.

Guess I shouldn't count of 100 min today. The later I get started, the lazier I feel.

By evening I don't feel like doing much and if we play cards it is definitely out of the question.

I've got to remember to unclick the box about Facebook. Why do they automatically have it checked? They should let us check it if we want it on Facebook.

Okay, just found out how to change facebook settings so box stays unclicked.

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 11/14/2010 7:51PM

  Hugs for finding time to sleep, workout, and generally take care of yourself. I looked in the mirror this week, too, and decided that I looked tired & old - not fun. Here's to both of us finding our spark again.

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-COURT- 11/13/2010 11:54AM

    My total exercise, strength and cardio was 100 min, not just cardio (although I did do 100 min for a cardio challenge once)
One problem for being tired, my bad, is going to bed too late. After putting mom to bed around 11:30 (her choice), I put the tv on one of those talk shows to put me to sleep. I probably stay awake too much watching some celebrity. Just hard to go right off to sleep.

Might be right about the 100 min a day, too much. I need to set up a complete schedule with time limits. I time the 200 sit ups and 200 push ups (I don't do the pu but my own arm routine of tricep/bicep and raises to the same amount of scheduled reps). The 200 sits ups I do the sit ups and reverse crunch and obliques.

Actually, you know, my husband is a great help. He does most of the cooking and reminds me of important things like when her bills come due, etc.

I should write a blog about that...memory.

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ITSYBITSY2B 11/13/2010 11:31AM

  Boy, do you have your plate FULL! You need to seriously take some ME time!!! Maybe you need to cut down on that 100 min of cardio a day! I used to walk for 100 min a day, but that was just too much for myself so now I only do 75-85 min a day and that works out so much better!

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TRILLIUM22 11/13/2010 10:35AM

    You can get fit doing 30-45 minutes of quality cardio 3 times a week. Remember balance. 100 min a day sounds like too much if you aren't getting enough sleep.

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-COURT- 11/13/2010 10:16AM

    Once breakfast is over, I have more time for me. She just calls me from time to time. My memory is going fast though. I set alarm clocks to remind me of various things I have to do through out the day. lol
Nice to meet someone who has gone through the same thing.

I so wish I could jog/run. Just can't seem to get much time in. I'm better at walking.

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DEVORA4 11/13/2010 10:00AM

  emoticonIs what you need but,of course, you know that. Try to take cat naps whenever you can!

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GREEKGAL1 11/13/2010 9:06AM

  It sounds like you have your hands full but still getting the exercise in. I took care of my mother and I had to get up early if I wanted to get my exercise in for the day. Once she was up, it was a full time job.
Good luck.

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CoHP - Update on this term's goals

Monday, November 01, 2010

CoHP - Update on This Termís Goals.

We made goals at the beginning of term on my Challenge of Harry Potter. This is an update on how Iím doing.

1) Catch up on my reading.
2) Eat 3 freggies a day.
3) Avoid Temptation

I have about 3 books started and have made progress with two but havenít finished any yet.

I track my food so try to schedule at least 3 freggies a day. Iím not much of a freggies eater so 5 is a hassle so I made it 3. That way Iím sure to get in some healthy food.

I have managed to stay away from eating any of the Halloween candy. Now that is a challenge.

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DEVORA4 11/11/2010 7:02AM

  I gave Halloween Candy away to a children's hospital. You are doing so well, emoticon emoticondebby

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SHIITAKE 11/5/2010 6:45PM


Sounds like you are making progress.........keep it up, my friend !

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-COURT- 11/4/2010 3:26PM

    Definitely Itsy, that is the only way I can stay on track is to track my food. I made out a menu for the week and try to complete it the week before. Of course, I don't eat with the family most of the time (my dh and mom).
I do have a problem with eating the healthier food. I had fruit down to eat for afternoon snack, but worked a No Pudge brownie in instead. Still within calorie range, though.
If I just stayed in range with healthy foods, I'd probably lose more inches. Don't really need to lose weight, but too easy to gain when you are within maintenance range.

Aide, for the left over candy, I made sure we got candy made of machinery that processed peanuts....although, I did take a piece the other day. I have a food intolerance to peanut products, not an allergy.

Uh Oh....caught....I forgot, I did go under calorie range yesterday. I had late meals so didn't feel like my evening snack, which was an apple. Freggies just get left by the roadside. lol. so much for being a picky eater.

How the memory forgets when it wants to. lol

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ITSYBITSY2B 11/4/2010 11:30AM

  I like your goals! Avoiding temptation when it comes to eating is hard, though! I probably need to start a meal plan! lol

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 11/3/2010 6:33PM

  Doing great!

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AIDELADE27 11/1/2010 11:47PM

    Oh, yeah, what to do with those leftover candies, hmmmm??? It's so easy to grab one at a time and just pop them in your mouth....sounds like you're doing a great job so far! Keep up the awesome work!

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WWoHP Task #3 - Energy Saving Tips

Monday, October 18, 2010


In todayís economy we need to learn to cut cost everywhere we can.

This article gives us tips to help us in ar day to day energy saving lifestyle

1) We should turn our refrigerator down. Our refrigerator accounts for 20% of our electricity use.
2) Set our clothes washer to warm or cold setting, not hot
3) Be sure the dishwasher is full when you run it also use the energy saving setting if it has one.
4) Turn down the water heater thermostat. Usually 120 is okay.
5) When you buy a new appliance, look for the most energy-efficient model.

Metal Roofing
Steel and aluminum are the most common and affordable materials in metal roofing; they are strong, durable, fire resistant and can withstand harsh weather.

They reflect a lot of the sunlight keeping the heat from entering your home. You can use a protective coating that helps to increase their reflective power. By reflecting the sunlight and heat, it will keeps the roof cooler and

Walk instead of using the car and recycle, recycle, recycle.

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SHIITAKE 11/5/2010 6:47PM


Great tips, Courti ! Good to remember ! emoticon

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DEVORA4 10/23/2010 10:54PM

  emoticonfor the tips. I knew them BUT it is important to be reminded again and again. debby "weasley"

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SPOILTDIVA 10/21/2010 9:00AM

    Good tips Courti. I always wash cold too!

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 10/19/2010 12:41PM

  Thanks for the tips!!!

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-COURT- 10/19/2010 12:23AM

    You're welcome. It's part of our WWoHP challenge. I'm turning off more lights and fans now too. Guess these challenges do work.

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AIDELADE27 10/18/2010 11:51PM

    I never ever set my laundry to hot. I never realized that I'm saving energy by doing that. Plus I never realized that I kept my fan going all day when I'm not home. I started turning it off more often. I'm liking this list! Thanks for posting this, Courti!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

I hope I'm not suppose to be working on 'positive attitude' as a challenge because it's not working. I think I did change that challenge to something else....good thing.

It's hard to come out of a frustrating mood what with family, organiziing stuff, heart rate monitors that don't cooperate, housework, etc.

I read somewhere that someone else had a problem coming out of a bad mood. You can't just turn your mind around...I know, self-talk, but when you're in a bad mood, you don't think about doing self-talk, because that is positive and I'm in a negative.

That doesn't help with getting along with famiily either. Seems like sometimes it doesn't take much to set off a bad mood...maybe that is because I'm a moody person...maybe it's just because I was trying ot deal with something that wasn't working out for me and it put me in a funk at the outset of the day.


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1MIN17SECB412PM 10/16/2010 10:52PM

    OH!! I know exactly where you're at, my friend!! I think we all do. Sometimes... it's just natural to be in the place you happen to be in. For example, you got days of sun, then days of stormy weather. It's natural. We're WAY MORE complex than Cheshire Cat grins all the time. We're multifaceted- like a crystal, and... many of us are- um, sensitive to what's going on around us. We may not dwell in the shadows of moody or grumpy emotions for long, but we will go there. Melancholy is a part of *me* and maybe it is also a part of you. Just accept that you're not ALWAYS gonna' be lil' Miss Sunshine. Some days you may be a storm cloud, or... even a bolt of lightening. It is okay to be you, my friend. ::hugs::

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JENS_DOIN_IT 10/16/2010 10:48PM

    emoticonMy friend!!!

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NIMAWEYGH 10/16/2010 8:49PM

    Hey Courti,

Has that emoticon stopped following you around? I sure hope so but if not then so be it. You can't have a good day every day, some days you are going to be in a funk and that is all there is to it.

So hope you can pull yourself up by the boot straps out of it as soon as possible, but if not we are here to give you a few good shoves to get you going in the right direction.

Love ya sis,

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-COURT- 10/16/2010 8:31PM

    I did get out of the funk after a while. Even had a good time at a virtual bridal shower on one of my teams. Got way miffed over trying to do something with the computer. Just seems that lately I get mad so easy.

Yes, that is clever. Witch I could come up with things like that.

Thanks everyone for your support and friendship. I do appreciate it.

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WILDRICE99 10/16/2010 8:12PM

    You must be having one of those days...when you just want to be mad, have a bad attitude towards anything and everything. Those days are going to happen, what you chose to do with them...that is what defines you. Hope you can get out of the funk and put a smile back on that beautiful face of yours.

Hang in there! emoticon


PS - we certainly have some clever friends! (Witch-ing you a wonderful Saturday! Good one Claudia!)

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IRISH_AGUIRRE 10/16/2010 1:18PM

  Oh, Courti, hugs for helping lift your mood! I am so sorry that you are feeling this way. You do have a lot on your shoulders. I hope you are getting some help/relief from others, whether family or the county services. Stay strong, dear friend. We're here for you in any way that we can help. More hugs, Becky

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BUFFALOGAL1952 10/16/2010 11:08AM

    Courti...sorry to hear you aren't in a good frame of mind. Can you do something YOU like that will help lighten your mood? Is what is bringing you down really all that important at the end of the day? I know it is difficult sometimes, but try not to let frustrating things take the smile off your face. You have a lot of positives to hold on to! Let them bring your 'tude back up!

Witch-ing you a wonderful Saturday! emoticon

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Journal #5 - BLC-14

Monday, October 11, 2010

emoticon What are your biggest obstacles in your path, the biggest challenges you must overcome on your journey? And what is your plan for getting around, over, past, or through them?

If it is eating, maybe it is time you started a menu plan. If it is a certain type of food, how will you avoid it? If it is exercise, how will you schedule your day? If it is attitude.. what will you do to support yourself? PLAN TO SUCCEED... AND YOU WILL!!

Oh boy, Iíve got a lot to work on, just donít know where to start.

I just finished a challenge to track our Sodium. That was tough, trying to stay in calorie range AND Sodium. I know in my case, I need to keep my Cholesterol in range and I seem to be doing okay with that. I hadnít even thought about keeping the other nutrients in range, just calories. Iíve learned from this challenge.

**Keep calories & cholesterol & any others nutrients of importance (check w doctor)

Another problem I have are family meals. I usually eat at my scheduled time, which various from the family (dh & mom). I track my meals for the week.

My husband and I use to make weekly menus; we didnít over spend or buy more food than what we needed. (plus our freezer didnít get over packed re-buying what we already have). We used to make out our menu on Thursday and bought what groceries we needed for the next week.

We cleaned out our freeze yesterday. I asked him how much did he think we threw away. He said he didnít want to think about it. We had 3 garbage bags full: boxed foods, frozen meats, packages of veggies, etc. Some of it is foods I donít eat. Iím picky. My husband does the grocery shopping.

I get tempted. DH will ask if I want lasagna or roast, potato etc for supper. I already have my menu made out! Let me know days before, at least.


I do pretty well with my exercise routine. Iím retired and SAHD (stay at home daughter - caregiver for my mom). I have to schedule my exercises, showers, eating, etc in between tending to my mom (wash up, her exercises, meals).


What will I do to support myselfÖ..Hummm, letís see.

~~Keep tracking my foods and making my menu a week ahead.

~~Have another good talk with my husband about meals. (this will be the hard one to conquer)

~~I can read books on patience and attitude and pray a lot. I know not to pray for patience as God will give you reason to want patienceÖ.I already have reasons. Iíll pray for guidance and help with my attitude when Iím having a bad day.

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JENS_DOIN_IT 10/11/2010 5:29PM

    WoW Courti! What you put into this Blog!! I'm so glad you were able to learn from this challenge! After all, isn't that why they are called challenges? You have to challenge yourself to try new things, explore new areas of health, and whatever else may come along! I know we may say it a lot....but we are all here to help and support one another!!

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BEACHLVRMI 10/11/2010 4:25PM

    You are making great progress! I know you can do it.
You are a very encouraging person and you will be able to do this!

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SEANDA 10/11/2010 12:41PM

    Courti, you are making such GREAT progress. I just wanted to remind you to cheer for yourself and realize all you ARE doing!! You are AMAZING! Don't let yourself get overwhelmed with everything.. you don't need to do everything at once. YOU ROCK!

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