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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I forgot to blog yesterday. Need to make a list of everything I need to do.

I may have to cut back on some push up exercises. My wrists have been hurting. I've been doing the wall push ups, when called for any kind of push ups. Can't wear my wrist brace and do push ups either. lol

Big supper planned for tonight, of course, the day before weigh in. I'll have soup and some fruit, if I have the will power. DH is planning on a roast, mashed potatoes and biscuits.
I want to do the menu thing then special dinners can be planned for later. We never get around to making out menus. Use to, it was a great way to get rid of left overs and know just what to buy. Left overs get pushed to the back of the fridge and we end up buying extra.

We have 5-weeks until the end of our BLC#12 challenge and I'm a couple pounds above where I want to be. I'm not putting as much effort as I was doing the beginning of last year. Life styles change so it makes it hard to keep up with that kind of schedule.

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SHIITAKE 3/4/2010 12:28AM


emoticonCourti ! Try the weights, and see how that goes.....you might
have to check the hand out with your doctor if it keeps bothering you. It's good
that the home health agency is coming to help out with your mom......that will
take a little load off of you. Every little bit helps, you know ! Less stress !


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-COURT- 3/2/2010 6:03PM

    Thanks all, I did have chicken noodle soup and a bologna sandwich. I usually have trouble drinking water without something to eat. I just think water is boring, unless I can find some flavored, cherry...do they make chocolate flavored water, if so, I've got it made. lol

I have dumbbells and one set of barbells. I guess doing weights isn't as bad as doing the push ups. I do want to get my arms into shape. If it persist, I may go to the hand doctor. It's the everyday things that I have to do and can't find another way to do it.
Took my mom to the doc and they are going to see abut home health service. She had it before. The nurse would come once a week and the therapist. That owuld be great as they will take the blood for bloodwork and I won't have to take mom on the community bus in her wheelchair. Was raining today when we went to doctor.

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MOCHA07 3/2/2010 1:57PM

    Soup and fruit is good!! Hold off the big meal until tomorrow! I know it sounds like just playing with numbers, but this is the one time of the week when it is worth it. I'm contemplating doing something like that, because what is on the menu for tonight--noodles in thai peanut sauce--can be kind of high in sodium, which makes me retain fluid. It was a bad choice for Tuesday. Maybe I'll just fix some of Dee's roasted apple sauce and save my portion of Thai peanut for tomorrow!!

You are doing great--just taking small steps towards lifestyle change makes it much easier. Don't expect so much from yourself in the short term. You will get there eventually!!


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TRILLIUM22 3/2/2010 1:23PM

    Hang in there and you will find an answer. Concentrate on small serving sizes. You can eat small amounts of anything---you just can't eat everything.

Take care. And go fill up a bottle and begin sipping your 8 cups---you can take an hour for each cup and it will still be done before 9. I fill up a liter water bottle and just carry it with me. I either finish lots of water---or lose my bottle. emoticon

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PLUCKYMUM 3/2/2010 1:17PM

    You can do it Courti, you know what to do! The menus thing is really working for me. Just get out a piece of paper and start. Can you do chest presses (pretty much just upside down pressups) with small weights? Save the big dinner till breakfast time on Wednesday! You are determined, you will get there!

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

I've got to be realistic that I don't think I'm going to reach my original goal of 98 lbs. It is going slower and time is running out; we only have 12-weeks altogether.
I know I'm not doing all that I was doing back when I lost all my weight and inches. I don't have all the time I did back then, but I need to concentrate on what is my main priority, lose weight or inches. I think the inches will help me fit better into my clothes, so strength training should be upper most on my schedule.
The 100s/GYM has given me loads of strength training info. The Boot Camp is another forum to follow.
Just put my mind and effort into it.

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SHIITAKE 3/1/2010 12:21AM


emoticonCOURTI !!! emoticon

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ROCKER1956 2/28/2010 1:25PM

    go tor it

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Re: What is Going On in the World Around Us?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

What is going on? Is it just me that feels there's an awful lot of devastation around us. For me, lately, it started with the young Luge guy at the Olympics dying. A skater lost her mom to a massive heart attack, just 2-days before she had to skate. Now earthquakes and Tsunamis. It just said on the news that Japan may get what we thought Hawaii would experience. USA was lucky.

I heard that Argentina had an earthquake as well as Chili.

I feel so bad for the families of those who died. The Luger's parents probably said, 'Good luck, have fun, see you when you come home, with or without a medal'. Never did they think their son would come home in a coffin.

The ice skater probably had plans to have dinner with her parents, maybe shopping, seeing the other events at the Olympics. Seeing her parents in the stand after she skates. But no, just her dad. Her mom was just 55 years old. I cried through her routine.
My heart breaks for family and friends.

God is still trying to get our attention, 'Pull your life together before it is too late'.
They've been saying, for a long time, that we are living in the end times. Someday the Rapture will come and all the saved in Jesus will go home to be with him.

As a Christian, I do believe that Jesus is God's son. By believing and confessing we will be saved and go to heaven when we die.

I know, some people don't believe that, but if I am.....where will you be when you die? Don't need to answer. Just blogging my thoughts.

Most of the stories in the news haven't been exactly uplifting, have they?

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    Yes grab our attention. I have 2 sisters with cancer and question God on a dily basis. I am trying to be a better person do more good deeds, pray more often and try to accept what God has given to our family.

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MITECU 2/28/2010 6:27AM

    We don't know what God's plans are, but He does. We just need to put our trust in Him. Pray for the people affected by these tragedies.

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SHIITAKE 2/28/2010 12:13AM


The news stories lately have been very sad and disturbing, indeed ! I agree
that God is definitely trying to get people to see the light, before it is too late !
Isn't there any good news out there, anymore ?

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MUSIC66 2/27/2010 11:33PM

    i know the east coast of australia and newzeland had tsanami worning as well they closed bondi beach.

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My Bad ~ BLC#12 SPRING Challenge #2 blog

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Okay, so I wasn't so gung-ho on the exercising today. I've been watching tv news about the possible Tsunami, so glad what we expected didn't take place. Things could have been worse. I think God is trying to tell us something. So many things happening in the world.

I should have been exercising while watching tv. I won't get the minutes in that I had yesterday. Tomorrow, I must do better and stay off of facebook until I have accomplished something substantial. I ended up redoing FarmTown because I bought a dairy barn. Geesh!

A year ago I weighed 93 lbs, now I'm around 109. Then I was doing a Wii Challenge and it helped me lose inches. Along with the treadmill and other routines. If only I would have started back on my routine when I started to gain, but no, I was too lazy.

By the end of this BLC round, I plan to be able to fit into my jeans and be as close to my goal weight of 98 lbs. If I was 5'5", I wonder if my weight would be shifted around so I would be skinny? Maybe most of my inches would be in my....bra! Couldn't hurt. I use to say I was an A-- cup.
Oh well, I'll try to do better tomorrow. I still have time to put in some more minutes tonight.

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SHIITAKE 2/28/2010 12:06AM


You'll do better tomorrow, Courti.....and you did have a few minutes later
tonight to squeeze in an exercise here or there ! I too find that I have to do my
cardio before I go to the computer, or else it might not get done ! How in the
world did people survive years ago without FB ? LOL emoticon

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BLC#12 SPRING Challenge --1

Friday, February 26, 2010

Our SPRING challenge sounds like a pretty good challenge.
S~Share. Make a blog.
P~Pump it up with strength training
R~Rest, 6 or more hours a night
I~Inclue cardio
N~Nutrition, stay in range
G~Get hydrated, 8 glasses a day.

I think I will be able to do most of them except the Rest. Being a caregiver to my mom, I have to get up during the night sometimes. It is hard to get back to sleep. She doesn't go to bed until around 11:30 at night. She does a lot of sleeping in her chair so, if I'm pre-occupied with doing something...like Facebook, it may be later getting her to bed.

I am also on another challenge with the Weekend Challenge team...LOSE. Have to count certain strength training. Two birds with one stone! Count the minutes for BLC and the reps for Weekend C.

I look forward to these challenges to hopefully get back into shape like I was a year ago. I look forward to the eating challenges so I will eat more fruit and veggies and for the cardio/strength challenges.

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SHIITAKE 2/27/2010 12:18AM


You go, girl !! emoticon

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NO_SNOW_BODY 2/26/2010 2:02PM

    good luck

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