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I can't believe they said that on the radio!!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Today's weather: Highs in the upper nineties with a heat index of 105."

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Aren't there obscenity laws?!?

  
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TWISTOLOMEW 6/14/2010 12:46PM

  I think it's cooler in Cairo today :-)

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WANDAC2013 6/13/2010 9:56PM

    emoticonBe thankful it's only in the 90's!

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MYFEETHURT 6/13/2010 3:03PM

  Ugh...and the saddest part is...it will probably get HOTTER. We had over 60 days in the 100's last summer. Be careful when you exercise outside.

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BRONXBABE 6/13/2010 2:39PM

    Eeeewwwwww! Shame on them!
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ARCHIMEDESII 6/13/2010 2:09PM

    YIKES ! Summer has started a lot earlier in Texas this year !

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-- karen

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Bikram jogging!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Uggh. It's hot. Eighty-seven degrees at ten o'clock when I went out to run. I need to start exercising in the morning, but it's almost as hot and more humid then. (Whine). At least we got through May without hitting 100 degrees.

On the up side, whatever was wrong with my foot fixed itself. I'm fine now. Went "barefoot" again a few days ago for a short run, and it felt fine. I'll ease back into it a few times a week and see how it goes. I think the problem more likely came from walking in flat sandals for long distances, or else from riding my bike in aquasox. It hurt when I put my foot down to stop, and I suspect maybe I pulled something or pinched a nerve. Anyhow, it's better now. It only took 8 or 9 days to heal, so it must not have been anything too serious.

  
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60SIXTY 6/8/2010 9:05AM

    Sounds like you paced yourself so your foot would heel.
I keep my Sketchers Shapeups with me in case i have an unexpected walking opportunity.
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More Target cereal! Somebody stop me!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

This week Target had Fiber One on sale for $2.50, coupons.com had a ton of 75 cent coupons, and you got a $5 gift card with purchase of 5 boxes. How am I supposed to turn down 75-cent-a-box cereal?!?

So... Anarie might do the cereal diet. Not primarily to lose weight, but because she's running out of room in her apartment!

Had a bit of a baking frenzy yesterday-- I made two types of cookies and a loaf of pumpkin bread, all of which turned out yummy. I took them to a party and sent the leftovers home with other people, so hopefully an extra 10K or two next week will undo the buttery, sugary damage. That got rid of all the butter that was in my freezer from the holidays, just in time. Supposedly it lasts six months frozen, and my six months were just about up!

  
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ARCHIMEDESII 6/13/2010 2:10PM

    I say STOCK UP while you can ! Gosh, but I can't get over how expensive cereals can be. So, if you have a chance to buy some on sale, GO FOR IT !!

-- karen

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20PERCENT 6/6/2010 11:02PM

    At least it is Fiber One cereal and not Cocoa Puffs! Besides, I hear that milk is good for weight loss and a 300 calorie meal isn't bad either. Al in all, you didn't do too bad.

Good job sending the leftover sweets home with other people!

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MAMADWARF 6/6/2010 2:14AM

    Thats pretty tough to resist, I gotta say! You are brave to bake, braver than me. I cannot do that! Cookies are my Kryptonite!

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Stockpiling cereal

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Okay, I now have enough cereal to keep even ME going for 2 months or more. Target had a special-- Kashi products for $2.88 a box or less. I had a fistful of $1 off coupons for their Organic Promise cereal. On the box of the Organic Promise was a little peel-off coupon folder with 3 more dollar-off coupons, for frozen food, any Kashi cereal, and granola bars. Then, if you bought 5, you got a free $5 Target gift card. So... I came home with 7 boxes of cereal, 1 of TLC crackers, and 2 of granola bars, for a grand total of $8.50. That's like 11 cents a serving.

All together, now: "And they say it's too expensive to eat healthy?!"

  
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JUNEAU2010 5/26/2010 1:11PM

    The Target deal on Kashi products keeps me well-stocked! I hope we don't shop at the same one! (LOL!)

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ARCHIMEDESII 5/26/2010 1:05PM

    Anarie, you are the QUEEN of Coupons ! LOL !!! Seriously, you do find some of the best deals ! I really should be like you and just stock up when I have the opportunity. CVS recently had Kashi Go Lean on sale for $2.50 a box. I bought one, when I should have bought a couple. I'll learn, one day.

Actually, CVS (I don't know if they're in TX or not) can have some really good sales.

see ya
karen



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60SIXTY 5/25/2010 8:02PM

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We don't have Target in the area any more. Those were some deals.
I had coupons for Post cereals today, but it was still cheaper to buy the store brands which were a $1 cheaper per box compared to the name brands.
I rarely buy Kashi because they seem to be so high in sugar. DH is a diabetic, so I have to be cautious.

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KISSFAN1 5/25/2010 6:35PM

    I do the same thing, I stockpile as much as I can to save money. I got some Kashi cereal for free recently. It was on sale for $3 a box at my local grocery store and they had super doubles that made my $1.50 coupons worth $3 off so free cereal.

It's a little extra work for sure but well worth it in my opinion.

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JOCHEBED1 5/25/2010 4:37PM

    hahaha...good job! thats the way to do it! i alway look for the healthy stuff when its on sale or clearance and stock up :D

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GONZAMEG 5/25/2010 4:18PM

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I'm putting my shoes back on

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My "barefoot" running experiment may have ended. The last several days I've been having some foot pain. It's only the right foot, and it's sort of on top of the foot, leading up into the ankle. What's weird is that I really can't tell if it feels like muscle pain, tendon pain, or what. There's no swelling or redness or anything. Tonight I put my running shoes on instead of the beach slippers, and it still hurt a little but not as much. Hard to tell whether it's because of the shoes, or whether I injured it some other way and it hurt less because it's starting to heal. I figure I'll give it a few days, and if it clears up, I'll try the barefoot thing again later.

  
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ANARIE 5/18/2010 4:16PM

    I actually did this because of tips from the SergeantMajor-- the beach slipper idea is his. I walk barefoot or in completely flat sandals a lot, so I'm pretty accustomed to it.

I'm pretty sure the foot thing is just a little pinched nerve, probably from a new stretch I tried. There was never any swelling, the twinge eases up as I warm up, and it's better every day, so I'm not going to worry about it unless it lingers.

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ARCHIMEDESII 5/18/2010 10:20AM

    So, I was really curious about the Vibram Five Finger shoes and started talking with member SERGEANTMAJOR. He's a big proponent of barefoot running. Well, I asked him his thoughts about people with crummy feet, like me.

He said that a person should start out slowly. Start with a basic walk around the neighborhood, etc... over time, he says that the barefoot technology will change the foot for the better. So, I think I'm going to give them a try. I won't run in them. I'll start with a few walks around the neighborhood. Who knows, maybe this will help get my arches back where they need to be.

Anarie, you might want to send a PM to the Sarge, he's really knowledgable on these shoes. He may have an idea of what's going on with your feet. At least, instead of running with them, why not start with walking first ?

see ya
karen


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TWISTOLOMEW 5/17/2010 11:29PM

  I've read about the vibrams and the whole barefoot running - and I'm with Karen - it might be good if you have no foot or physiological alignment issues, but for those of us with no arches whatsoever... there's no way. I find that just walking too much barefoot in the house in the summer will cause plantar fascitis, so it doesn't seem unlikely that your pain could be stemming from this experiment.

But hey - at least you tried it out!

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ARCHIMEDESII 5/17/2010 3:45PM

    I saw that you've been trying barefoot running. While I'd like to try it, I really can't. I have too many problems that require decent shoes. I over pronate and my arches are lower than they should be. My feet aren't totally flat, but they aren't far off. So, I need good support for my tootsies.

I've read the research that's saying that barefoot running is better for your feet. but, what about those of us with problem feet ? anyway, at least you gave it a try.

Put some ice on your foot. It will help reduce any swelling. Keep stretching. that will help too.



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-- karen

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STATCHMO 5/17/2010 11:31AM

    Hope your foot feels better soon!

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PENELH 5/16/2010 9:55AM

  You might want to consider taking a day or 2 off, just to give it a chance to heal... Pain usually means injury. Take care of yourself, the rest will come.

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