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I Went To The Pool Today

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Finally I got into the pool today! Yea! I did a very slow aerobics class with water walking, some arm work, sit ups and leg lifts. I'm pooped! I didn't realize just how out of shape I have gotten! That will be remedied shortly. The water also relaxed me and I feel like I could lie down and go to sleep right now! So, I think I will! emoticon

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PEGGYANNSCH 6/17/2009 4:21PM


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RUBYSNANA 6/17/2009 4:11PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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-DEBY- 6/17/2009 3:53PM

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WELL done my friend

~~BLESSings~~ this WEIRDnWILD Wednesday ~~~0:)

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L*I*T*A* 6/17/2009 3:33PM

    wonderful!!!so great that all worked for you.....................blessings and hugs...............lita

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2CATS2LOVE1 6/17/2009 3:27PM

    I simply LOVE swimming. It exercises every part of your body too. So glad you had a great workout. You will sleep so good too!

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Today through Sunday, I will be gentle with myself

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I am going to make a conscious effort today through Sunday to be gentle with myself. Sunday is Father's Day and my father passed away 6 months ago. I am going to set aside some time to grieve for him this week. I know that it will be hard but if I do it in small units, maybe I can cope a bit better. I don't want to spoil the day for my hubby, so I'll do my grieving when he's not home. I'm sure he'll be able to tell (he's very perceptive) because I will be somewhat subdued as I go through this process. I know that I haven't grieved properly and it will catch up with me if I don't work through it. My father was a very difficult, sometimes very abusive man; especially to his two daughters. My brother acted like a jerk and denied me any closure with my father's death. He didn't call me when the doctor said to get all of the family together because they knew Dad was going to die. In fact, even when Dad died, he didn't call me to tell me and kept my aunt from doing it . He emailed my daughter four days later and said that her grandfather had died. My daughter was devastated. She then had the task of calling my sister and me and telling us the news. My aunt was furious with my brother because she would have called but he said he'd do it. This has caused a large rift in our family. To this day, my brother has never mentioned Dad's death to my sister. When we were growing up, my brother and I were very close. Once he attended Harvard, he became a self righteous snob. He may be a CEO and have a million dollar home but my home is filled with love and his is empty. In some ways when I'm not feeling angry with him, I feel sorry for him. I know he was close to Dad and this year will be difficult for him too. My brother has made it abundantly clear that he doesn't need me in his life but he just doesn't realize that his will be that much more empty. His loss. My sister and I have each other to help us through it. We both have many past traumas to work through. My brother hides from his. It's a sad situation, I pity him. This week I will be strong and I will work through my problems. I will focus on me and treat myself as I would a treasured friend. I will emerge from this stage of my life, a much stronger and more loving individual.

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L*I*T*A* 6/17/2009 4:49PM

    grieving takes time and can be rather difficult at the best of are in my thoughts and prayers.....................take care of yourself as you go through this process.....
i can relate as my father sounds much like yours and family squabbles seem to never to improve can pick your friends but not your family..........i sort of divorced myself from most of my family in order to maintain some level of sanity and happiness for my family.......blessings and hugs..................lita

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TBRANCH2 6/17/2009 10:53AM

    My prayers are with you during your time of "grieving". Like you said, this will make you a stronger person. I, too, have a brother just like you. They hide in their work but, inside those issues will always be there. You are being very brave in dealing with yours. Some of us can deal with them and some of us cannot. Good luck on your journey of healing. emoticon emoticon

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This summer you will find me exercising in the pool and walking

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Where will I be exercising this summer? You will find me in the pool or walking around my neighborhood in the cooler hours. I might even join the early birds and go and walk in the air conditioned Lakeland Square Mall! That would be a lot cooler! I will also do some free weights at home to help me get back into weight training. Where will you be exercising this summer???

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AQUAGIRL08 6/17/2009 10:20AM

    The Lakeland Square Mall opens around 9ish I think.


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FLAGIRL32 6/16/2009 8:33PM

    What a great blog. I will be walking and going to the pool or ocean as much as possible. When does the mall open for walking?

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L*I*T*A* 6/16/2009 7:45PM

    the pool , the gym most days and outside for walking on my better days etc..............doing weight training apparently burns even more calories ????so would be good to do some of that too..........wishing you well.......................blessing
s and hugs.................lita

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Going to Start Exercising More - Mainly In the Water!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tomorrow I'm going to get back into the pool. I will start by walking in the water. I was told 12 days ago that I could go into the water but I haven't because my back is still hurting. I am scheduled to have another series of shots on July 10th. (They wanted to do them on June 26th but our team Spark Walk/Rally is the 27th so I said no. How is that for Spark dedication?) I've got to get out and do some very slow walking around our neighborhood too. I've been going out shopping and walking around slowly - non-stop - to try to build up my stamina. I know that I'm doing light exercise by doing this but some days it just isn't enough and yet it still makes me sore. I know that I have to ease back into it and take baby steps. By personality, I usually dive into things and work like a dog. This goes against the grain a bit but moderation has to be my mantra here with exercise. I intellectually know this but this little voice in my head keeps saying I want to get out there and move! Since I am disabled, I have limitations. Sometimes I think I forget this because there are days when I feel almost normal. So, into the water I will go and I've decided that I can only move the way I'd like in the water. This is an agreement I've made with myself to avoid getting injured any further. I can only hope that by changing pools I will no longer break out in a rash. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Being toned is the only way that I can support my knees, spine and shoulders and keep some of the degeneration at bay. I've had great results from the water in the past and I'm hoping to get similar results this time.

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RUTHIEBEAR 6/16/2009 8:43AM

    I am afraid of the water due to a traumatic experience - I almost drowned. With back problems like you and I have, the water is probably the best option for exercise as it supports while you move. I hope this works out for you. I am like you in that I tend to do things full steam ahead instead of taking it slowly.
I pray that your back will feel some relief.
Ruthie emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 6/16/2009 12:39AM

    take care as you ease back into's hoping changing pools will work...........was it ever figured out what caused your past problems????
have a great week.........blessings and hugs...............lita

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I'm Being A Regular Domestic Diva Today! :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

I decided to get off my posterior end and do something productive today. I started with vacuuming the floors and you wouldn't believe the dog hair. I've been restricted from repetitive motions up until last weekend. Today I just took the bull by the horns and decided to clean up the house a little. Our male dog has a thick coat and he's shedding his winter fur. When I took our fur babies to the vet yesterday, the vet told me to get an undercoat rake and comb him 2X a week. That will stop the excessive shedding and make the dog feel much better. You wouldn't believe the hair that came off that poor animal! I filled a whole wastebasket full of hair and could have kept going! He took a dim view of being groomed after about 15minutes so I quit. I was surprised that he lasted that long! But the hair I vacuumed off the carpet and floors told a real story! No wonder my sinuses have been stuffy!

Next I think I'll make the lasagna that I got the SP recipe for on Wednesday. It should be good. I'm looking forward to making the house smell spicy! Yum! I'm going to be a domestic diva today!

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ETAGGEL 6/12/2009 4:53PM

    You are tiring me out reading this! lol


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L*I*T*A* 6/12/2009 11:55AM

    great that you are feeling up to it!!!!have a great weekend........blessings and hugs.............lita

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