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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Life is a changin'. My mom lives here now. I went to Ohio to help her pack up, etc, etc.
I help her get up in the mornings, after she rings the little bell. (I saw it at her house and thought it was cute, duh!). I help wash her. I let her do what she can as she needs to keep her limbs limbered up or she'll be bed ridden.
She can walk with the aid of the dining room chair on wheels.
I guess I am lucky. She could have dementia and not be able to do anything for herself.
Who knows what time will bring.

I've let my eating and exercise habits go. Fortunitly I am still in my weight goal. I can feel the inches adding on though.

At least I know I can lose the inner and outer thighs and hips, it is a fact!

Mom's room was our junk room. Now the den, where I exercise, is our junk room.

I know, I know, get rid of the junk. Not as easy as it sounds.

When I was up north, I was inspired to get rid of my clothes and paraphanelia. But, being back home...I lost the inspiration. Maybe a little depressed, selfishly.

Jim and I could go out to the grocery store and not worry about how long we'd be gone. I do have an ex-nurse coming to help get her up, breakfast, etc while I go to a doctor appt with Jim.

Some say I need to schedule some alone time with Jim, go out to dinner, etc. Maybe someday. Whatever.

I am blessed that I have this time with my mom and that she is of sound mind and gets around somewhat and can do somethings for herself.

  
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SHIITAKE 7/4/2009 3:42PM

    Boy, am I behind the times ! I never saw this blog before now ! Oh, well....better late than never !

I guess your life is a changin' ! But like you said, you are fortunate that your mom has her wits about her. That is definitely a blessing ! My dad is the same way ; his mind is as sharp as a tack ! ( sometimes I think his mind is sharper than mine.....course it wouldn't take much anyway ! lol ) He will be 98 on the 21st of this month, and still manages to take care of himself at his home ! We'll see what time will tell !

Do you have an Area Agency on Aging nearby ? Sometimes you are able to have aides come in to help for several hours through them ! I'm not sure how they work it....but you could probably find out by calling, etc. My daughter used to work at Aging....I'll have to see what she has to say about it !

You should try and find some quiet time with your hubby if at all possible......and the main thing is to not wear yourself too thin ! Try to get a little exercise in, too.....even if it's just a tad !
Please take care of yourself, ~ Joani


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NEWEVERYDAY 6/19/2009 5:13PM

    Life is full of difficult times. I hope you all are adjusting & that things go smoothly- as much as they can- for you. emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/19/2009 5:22:32 PM

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Glad I found SP

Monday, March 02, 2009

What would I do without SparkPeople? I've learned how to exercise and eat. I've lost inches. My quads haven't been this thin since...can't remember. Now if I could just get my triceps in shape. I can even see some daylight between my legs when I stand with my legs together. It makes me feel more confident and I can wear smalls again!

I noticed that my quads are still a bit saggy when doing the shoulder stand. You know when you throw your legs over your head and your quadriceps are hanging in your face. Not a pretty picture.

I've got to really get into better shape, so when I go up north on vacation I won't have too much to do when I come back home. I won't have my treadmill up there or all my exercise tapes or computer...unless I can borrow time on a friend's PC. I'll know how to eat and what exercises to do while I'm away.

That's all for now.

  
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CAROL_ 3/3/2009 7:34AM

    Hello Courti, thanks so much for stopping by my page. Congratulations on maintaining. And seeing air between your legs is AWESOME, I can only DREAM about that (MAYBE in a few years, ha ha). I think I'll be able to wear Medium at goal. I hope. Yes I love SP, isn't it great what Chris Downie did for all of us, for FREE, can you believe it. Hope your week is going great!
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Wilddear

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I hope Wilddear gets this Blog as I was unable to pull up your sparkpage.
One thing that you can do on the Wii Fit that you can't on a video is to see your trainer from front or back. You can change the view.
You create your own little person and as you run she runs, if you slow, she slows. It counts the steps and minutes of your exercise.
If your Wal-Mart has one set up, you should try it. Wal-Mart has different gaming stations set up. Usually kids are hogging them.
I still like to use videos too, but you go at their speed.
You can train on balance too.
I think you'll like it.

  


Wii

Saturday, January 03, 2009

I love the Wii Fit. You really do get a workout. Yoga, strengtt and cardio.
I like the step routine. They even include the Wii people I created. It is a bit hard to run in place for 10 minutes but I manage to run a few steps forward and a few steps backward. If you get tired, you can just move your arms. It worked my waist so it wasn't cheating all the way, besides, I only did it once.

What new thing will they come out with next year that I can ask for Christmas...or hey, my birthday is in September!

  
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SHIITAKE 1/4/2009 6:14AM

    Hi there ; My daughter has the Wii Fit also ! She just loves it ! ( except when it told her she was obese ! ) LOL One of my other Sparkpals just got the Fitness Coach, and she just adores that one on the Wii. Have you seen this one ? The two may be similar, I'm not sure about that ! Glad you are having fun with it and getting a good workout at the same time ! I'll have to put this on my "want" list ! emoticon ~ Joani

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WILDDEAR 1/3/2009 4:44PM

    Is the wii fit really better than just an excercise video? All the stores are sold out of the wii fit but I was just curious if it really was good. Thanks, Dawn

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Keeping to a routine

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I notice I don't keep to a regular routine like I use to. Strength on Mon. Wed. Fri. and cardio on Tue, Thur, Sat. Now I want to do some kind of strength everyday. I have certain body parts I want in shape like, NOW!
I'm impatient and impulsive.

  
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KATRINIA17 11/16/2008 6:16AM

    hahaha...I get that way too....I just wish it was everyday on the same thing.

I think you got a good plan, get to it and work it!

Hugs-Kat

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SHOOTIN4STARS 11/15/2008 10:10AM

    I used to want to be a body builder, so I can so relate. I love muscles on a man or a woman. I am not as toned as I want to be, but the important thing is we are doing some form of exercise everyday. Keep at it, and you'll see results.

Lisa

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CONSTANCELG 11/13/2008 10:58AM

    Hey Courti!
We all want to look good yesterday. When you train daily you are setting yourself up for injury, unless you are working different muscles on opposite days. The muscles need a day to recoup. You are doing a great job, be patient, I know it is hard.
Constance

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