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Facebook vs Exercise

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I find if I go online before doing exercises, I don't get as much done. I remember a time when I would set up the Wii and do half an hour.

Of course, my mom lives with us now so morning are bad for exercising, unless I get up earlier, which rarely happens. There's wash up, dress and get her breakfast, then later I will do some exercises.

I do try to get my Biggest Loser GYM routine done sometime during the day. Last year I went to Zumba classes and on days I didn't go, I worked out on my treadmill, Body-By-Jake, stationary bike and floor routine.

If I go online to Facebook, forget it, I'll get my 20-30 min and that is it. Have to force myself to get off to do other daily routines, laundry, etc. Luckily, my husband cooks. Well, if I did cook, they could stand to lose some weight. lol

I even gave up some applications but still have 4 farms and Yoville and 2-restaurants. What could be worse? I have 4 FB accounts. That means I have another account where I have 2 farms and all 4 are on Yoville. Hours later, I may get back to doing something healthy.

How did I ever get into working any apps? Some people only get on to communicate with posts or chat or play games...no games take up time, too.

My computer desk faces away from the tv. I have a small mirror set up so I can type and watch tv.

Oh well, enough blabbering about FB.

Oops! Forgot to check my Yoville on my 2nd and 3rd accounts.

Glad Shawn White won Gold!!!


  
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SHIITAKE 2/20/2010 3:05AM

   

I am trying to wean myself from many of the apps on FB also.....I have been
neglecting my exercise regime, and need to make more time for that ! Been
doing my workout DVDs before going anywhere near FB for the past 3 weeks,
and this seems to be working well for me. There has to be a balance, in order
to get everything done each day !

Good luck to your balancing, my friend ! emoticon

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CGREEN717 2/19/2010 6:58PM

    I'm glad that your learning that you need to find a balance. :)

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TRILLIUM22 2/18/2010 7:33PM

    It's all about balance. I find that if a decide on an exercise plan (mine revolves around doing HM) and don't get on the computer until I've done my exercise its good. BTW I play WoW so I do know about that computer draw.

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FTLSWEETIE 2/18/2010 6:49PM

    Hi Courti, I used to be addicted to the games as well, although I didn't have four accounts to keep up with! Goodness knows how you do it since I could barely keep up with one. I had to force myself not to play and post a message stating that I wouldn't be playing any games for awhile. It's way too easy to get addicted to them but once you give them up, you will have so much more time for yourself. Just remember, it's only a game and if you don't get on one day, the world is not going to end:-) Hugs, Paula

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-COURT- 2/18/2010 5:17PM

    Tania, that is what I need, something to show for my time at the end of the day. I try not to give too much info, but should be more careful.
PKTREKGIRL, run, don't look back at the apps or they'll pull you in.
TRISHP, your profile picture is the I Love You in sign language. Do you know sign? I took a few classes in the past. My connection is a little slow, but not that slow. I get errors sometimes that is frustrating and it takes it's good old time downloading all the farm stuff. I think I have too much 'stuff' on my farms.

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PLUCKYMUM 2/18/2010 5:01PM

    Just remember, as Paula said, Facebook apps are there so that Facebook can get information about you and then sell it to other companies. I too have a games problem online, but have successfully reduced the time I waste by not allowing myself to go online until I have done all the other things I need to do. Also I have cultivated a couple of new hobbies that at least produce something at the end. I will post pictures of my mosaic shell table soon!
Think about how much time we have, and make sure that you use it wisely. It is fantastic that you look after your mother, I hope you get a break from that too.

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PKTREKGIRL 2/18/2010 3:51PM

    I just got on FB for the first time. I have seen some of those little things about farms and stuff, but I can tell by looking at them that they are a major source of time suckage, and I can't afford 'em. Trying hard to resist getting involved in any of them, even if they look like they could be fun!

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TRISHP1961 2/18/2010 3:38PM

    I had to laugh. Facebook uses up too much of my time. I have a slow internet connection so even Spark People uses too much time. I cannot do the farms and Yoville because of the internet connection. In a way, I guess that is a good thing. I try to work out on my way home. So that is before Facebook and Spark People. That really helps.

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Trying to learn about maps

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm trying to learn how to make the Google My Map.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&h
l=en&msa=0&ll=27.662026,-80.44566&spn=
0.001012,0.001719&t=h&z=19&msid=112421
496893395029764.00047e44d98d08727e2b7

Don't think it worked as it isn't a link you can click on. Back to the drawing board.

  
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-COURT- 1/28/2010 11:45PM

    You mean it worked finally? Thanks.

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LADYFOLDER 1/28/2010 10:25PM

    When you copy the link and paste it into the address bar, it shows a home in Vero Beach....

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JJSJUS75 1/28/2010 10:15PM

  I struggle with this also-keep trying or find someone else to teach you how-I find that my teenage son is very computer savvy.

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'Lose Weight', doctor's orders

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Went to my gyn for my yearly exam. He noticed that I had gained 17 lbs since last year. I've never gained this much in my ups-and- downs.
I'm a yoyo exerciser. Just eating healthy isn't enough to help me fit into my jeans. Inches count.
I told the doctor that he should say something to my husband. He usually does the meal planning and buying. I'm no angel though. I don't have will power when it comes to saying 'no' to junk food. I even bringing it in myself. Sometimes he'll talk me out of it, but now he knows we have to be serious about meal planning etc.
I told my mom we're going to have to eat healthy. I put her bag of chocolate donuts in her room so they wouldn't be in the pantry staring me in the face when I open the door.
Baked Lays Potato Chips is a big problem as is chocolate.
I have determination now, just hope it stays.
We're having accountability partners on BLC#12. I need someone like Jillian Michaels, pushy, determined, firm, but kind. Someone to keep me on task. They know what I need to do and see that I do it. I need a personal coach!
I can be that way for someone else, just not me.
Anyhow, I know I will be in shape for next doctor in March. Bloodwork in Feb, so need to eat healthy to get cholesterol in order.

  
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MOCHA07 1/14/2010 2:30PM

    You can do it, Courti! You know what to do! You DO want to live a longer, healthier life. Think of that every time a chocolate donut or a Bakes Lays chip comes into view. Are they so good that they are worth your health? I'm thinking your answer is going to be a resounding, "NO!!" You're strong--you can do it! It's for your future!

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RUMBLETIGER 1/13/2010 10:32PM

    You can do this, no matter what your hubby does or doesn't do! You are stronger than you think you are, and you can beat this! Make it work for you. We're all here with you too, when you need a helping hand!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 1/13/2010 10:10PM

    Jillian gets results but aI could never stand to have someone screaming in my face ike she does. I think I would try to punch her lights out!
Erin

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FAITHMABE 1/13/2010 5:20PM

    I thought I had it rough until I came across your page. I am 4'10" and weighed a whopping 126 when my dr said lose weight NOW! I did but I gained it back, then I lost it, then I gained it back,.... you get the picture. I'm now (as of this morning - but not official on my weigh-in until Monday) at 120.8. I generally can lose to 115 or so but not much below or if so not for long. I think I actually hit 113 last summer but it was fleeting. How on earth do you go below 110? How do you get to 110? Do you still eat 1200 calories a day? or less? How much do you exercise? I need your expert advice:)

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SHIITAKE 1/13/2010 2:40PM

   

Everybody should be eating healthy, no matter what they weigh ! It will be
awesome to have your DH on this trip too ! It's easier when you have someone
on this journey with you....very much so !! Good luck to you, my friend !
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1LBDOWN 1/13/2010 1:52PM

  As with everything, we must take responsibility for our own choices, however; it will be much easier for you to get healthy if your husband gets on board, too.

I started by asking my husband how long he wants me to live and then telling him that the doctor says I'll live longer if I lose weight. Therefore, if he wants me to live longer, I have to lose weight, and I'll lose more weight faster if he doesn't sabotage me.

That got his attention.

I also reminded him that he quit smoking because I don't smoke. If I'd been a smoker, he couldn't have quit, and I can't be healthy if he's unhealthy.

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Changes

Friday, January 08, 2010

Having a good day. Took mom for bloodwork on the community coach. (has wheelchair lift. Did some work around the house and made pumpkin bread for company.

I posted some of this on team post. I need to strive to cut back on Facebook. It is a good site for communicating with long lost friends/family but can get addicted.

I found a cousin I didn't even know I had. Her name was the same as another cousin. Ended up she was my cousin's granddaughter. Found an old co-worked I haven't spoken with in over 20 years. I feel like trying to find more people I've lost contact, that is the good part about FB.

Don't get too involved with the applications, and if you do, only pick one or two, not 6. It is very time consuming, if you let it and I have.

I will be starting my new session with Biggest Loser #12 next week and want to make a good showing and make some progress. I did very poorly on last one. Never really lost any weight or inches and didn't take the exercises seriously. I do want to get back into shape and eat healthy. I need to change my attitude and temper etc. I get moody and impatient. Not good.

I want a new start and want to start it with BLC#12 on Jan. 13.

  
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SHIITAKE 1/9/2010 3:26PM

   

Tell me about FB.....it is truly addicting, if you let it be ! I hope to be lessening
the apps also ! My hat's off to you for deciding to stop some ! Best of luck on
the coming challenge....I know you can do it, girl ! emoticon

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LEAHSDAD 1/8/2010 4:38PM

    Good luck on BLC# 12.

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A new year, a new start

Friday, January 01, 2010

A new year, a new start. I've exercised and kind of ate semi-healthy. Hey better than I've done in the past.
I went up to my highest weight ever, a couple days ago, 113.

  
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SHIITAKE 1/2/2010 7:09PM

   

I'm afraid that is what happens a lot, especially around the holidays....Courti !
Keep up your exercising, and good eating....and you will be getting back on the
right track, and down to your weight goal ! I can tell you this, because I will do
the same ! Together we will win !!!! I am proud of you for taking that a new
start, my friend !!! emoticon

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JRIESSEL 1/2/2010 9:00AM

    I am very proud of you for getting back on track. You are correct it is the new start!

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