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May Day - A New Month!

Friday, May 01, 2009

May - a new month, time to re-commit myself to health. My goals for the month of May are:

l.) Continue to eat 5+ fruits/veggies daily
2.) Continue to drink 64+ oz. water daily
3.) Buy a new bed that will get rid of pressure points on my body
4.) Clear up my skin problem with treatment and get back into the water
5.) Do a stretching program for my Achilles tendon daily
6.) Be more consistent with my weight training at home/gym
7.) Look for a new gym with pool
8.) Continue to set reasonable boundaries for self and others
9.) Stay in my calorie range more consistently
10.) Get treatment for current back problem when my doctor gets back from vacation (so I can continue my exercise program)

I need to remember that there are 3 components to health - mind, body and spirit. Sometimes I get so caught up in weight loss that I forget this. Granted, if I don't feel good that ends up being my focus for the day and I need to take care of it. However, if I work on the health of mind and spirit a bit more, it will make everything else a lot easier - especially that pesky emotional eating!!!

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 5/2/2009 12:53PM

    What a great blog!!! Thanks for the reminders of what we need to focus on!!


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SPARKLESSENCE 5/1/2009 10:48PM

    Cyndi, I love your idea of taking a broader, more inclusive approach to include mind, body, and spirit in your goals. What a great idea! Something for me to think about, too. I love that you're as proactive about your health as you are your eating habits, and I think that's going to help you get rid of some of that pain, too. Congratulations!! - Sara emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 5/1/2009 9:14PM

    your blog reminded me of a poem i had just read...............

Today is a brand new day
Every step I take is anew
Every sight I see is bright
Every sound I hear is musical
Every morsel I taste is a delight
At the end of this day I will slumber peacefully
And look forward to a repeat of this day


What a glorious day to be alive!
Everything I experience today will be new and fresh...Nothing can get me down because I won't let it!

I'm in control and nothing can change that!
This is a great day to be free!
I'm on the road to true happiness and I'm loving it!

you are on this wonderful road and wishing you the success you desire.......l...........
ngs and hugs................lita

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Staying In My Range This Week

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I've been doing pretty well with staying in my range this week and eating healthy food. I still need to watch my sodium more closely though. I've also been drinking plenty of water. Eating with a purpose of nourishing my body is getting easier and my sugar cravings have subsided a lot. Now if all my physical problems would go away and I could exercise the way I'd like, the scale would be moving a little faster in the right direction! lol I'm hoping that my dogs will take me for a walk later when it cools off. They are napping right now and storing up energy to pull me along! :) Hubby usually goes with me and we have a good time.

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L*I*T*A* 4/30/2009 2:46PM

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KARIANN0613 4/30/2009 2:33PM

  It's always a nice feeling when you are able to stay in your range. I'm still struggling with going over at night. I do GREAT all day long and then I get home from work at like 10pm and then eat like a mad woman!! Sodium is hard to watch because it seems like it's in EVERYTHING! My best advice is to eat less prepared/packaged food and stick with fresh!!

I had to laugh about your dogs taking you for a walk. I have 3 large breed talks and taking them for walks into being dragged into running! Have fun on your walk later!! Keep up the GREAT work!

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The Sun is Shining on Me!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

As I left the house this morning to take our old junker car to the repair shop, there was a cool breeze and the sun was shining brightly. Despite the bumps in life's road recently, a feeling of peace washed over me. With all of the trials and tribulations in life, the sun is still shining. Sometimes the constants in life give comfort and a bit of security. I felt like all was right in my world. The little stuff is just that - little stuff. It's a good idea every once in a while to step back and look at the big picture; especially with the economy the way it is at this point in time. I started to think about how my life is going right now. We have a steady income, a roof over our heads, healthy food, a bed to sleep in, nice clothes to wear, shoes on our feet, a car to drive, a t.v., a cell phone etc. I know that a large section of the rest of the world lives in poverty, so I'm thinking that our corner of the world is pretty great. How can I complain when we have so much and others have so little? A light bulb moment! I've got a good life. The sun is shining on me and perhaps I should shine that light on those around me.
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LUCKYDUCK2 4/29/2009 12:37PM

    Isn't that the truth? Every once in a while I need to step back and look at the blessings in my life too and this is a good day to do it. Thank you so much for that reminder. Hugs

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L*I*T*A* 4/29/2009 10:39AM

    it so wonderful to count your blessings and to be grateful for what you have.............hope your week is going well...............blessings and hugs..................lita

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Feeling Strong and Getting Some Answers

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I had a great workout in my water aerobics class and I'm feeling strong! Following the class, I broke out in a strange rash and this time my doctor had an opening for me to go and see him at 3:30 p.m. today. He took a biopsy of one area and asked one of the older more experienced doctors to give me a second opinion. They were very glad that I came in and both seemed intensely curious as to what it could be. The lab work should show what is causing the rashes. This time they were dark red patches scattered from my knees up to my neck. Neither doctor had seen anything like it before hence the biopsy. They should be able to pinpoint the cause (hopefully) within 2 weeks. Isn't science amazing? When I was a little girl and had a rash, all they could do was guess. We've come a long way!! They were a little concerned about the fact that the biopsy might leave a little scar. Since it's at the top of my thigh, I told them to go ahead - nobody will see it there unless they're in my swimming class anyway. I have so many scars on my legs, what's one more - my interest lies in finding out what the cause of all of this is. If the cost is a tiny little scar, who cares! They gave me some very strong prescription ointment to put on "patches" twice a day. I also have some anti-itch cream that can be used all day long. right now I'm up late waiting for some of the medicine to kick in so I can go to sleep. I think whatever it is can be fixed if I'm patient. You all know how patient I've been lately! lol I can still go into the gym and do regular workouts so that is what I'll try to continue to do until the test results come back. If it shows that I've contracted something from the pool, I will file a complaint with the health department and find another place to swim and work out.
It is such a relief to have had a test done that will help the doctor treat me appropriately! This is going to be so helpful! I can't wait to see the results.

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SPARKLESSENCE 4/29/2009 7:57AM

    So good that you're one step closer to finding out what's causing this puzzling rash. What a mystery, Cyndi! I'll bet it's a reaction to something in the pool, too. Keep us posted! - Sara emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 4/28/2009 9:02PM

    wow that was great to see the dr when they need to see this rash and take a bioposy????praying for a quick and easy resolve..................have a great week.......blessings and hugs.................lita

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LUCKYDUCK2 4/28/2009 10:47AM

    I am so glad you were able to get into the doctor while the rashes were still visible to the human eye and hope you have answers soon. It does sound like an allergic reaction to the pool. Does it still bother your sister also? Hugs and have a great day!

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Doing a Happy Dance!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Today I did 30 minutes on level 1 of the bike. I forced myself to go slowly because I've been away from it for so long. I was able to do the hamstring and quad machines as well as the lateral pull down, front fly, seated row and chest press - all with very reduced weights of course. I used the free weights to work on my biceps and triceps. I remembered to do my Achilles stretches, calf stretches, hamstring stretches and quad stretches. I stretched my biceps and my chest too. Then I took a nice warm shower, washed my hair and slathered myself with Aveno lotion with sunscreen. I did a little happy dance all the way to my car. Now that I'm home, I'll lie down on my bed and rest - got to avoid over working the back and foot! I'm back!!
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SPARKLESSENCE 4/27/2009 4:40PM

    I'm so late to see this, Cyndi, but a wild round of applause for you! That's an excellent workout, and I'm glad you're up and at 'em again! emoticon - Sara emoticon

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 4/26/2009 12:04AM

    You go girl!!! And welcome back!!! You sound like you're already lovin' it!!


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CINNIEMAY 4/25/2009 10:05PM

    Sounds like you had a great day!!!

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FLAGIRL32 4/24/2009 3:40PM

    Great Job!


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LUCKYDUCK2 4/24/2009 12:21PM

    You never left! Even with the restrictions placed on you and the health problems...your positive attitude and taking charge of the situation was here. Now, you are still the one calling the shots and making smart decisions. May you get stronger and healthier each day and keep that beautiful and STRONG Soul moving forward.

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ESS@HOME 4/24/2009 11:35AM

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I'm so happy for you! Good job with the stretching. And good thing that you're remembering to rest that back and foot.


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ALLGROWNUP83 4/24/2009 11:34AM

    keep up on the great work

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