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Fun Exercise Opportunities!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Today, we have family gathered for some holiday weekend quality time. We'll go out to breakfast (got to love the egg whites, veggies, fruit and whole wheat toast!) and then go to yard sales. I love going to yard sales! For one thing, I get the chance to get out and walk around for a few hours while doing something that is fun. Secondly, I have managed to upgrade several light fixtures in our house; getting a custom look for pennies on the dollar. It really makes me feel good to get a great "bargain" and it's fun too! My hubby was proudly showing off our Tiffany lamp and our crystal chandelier yesterday to his family, when I walked in the door from going to the post office. They were suitably impressed that I had spent a grand total of $35 for the two beautiful fixtures! The best part was that I walked and walked and walked the day I bought them! I never realized ,before I started tracking my activities, what the added benefits are of looking for exercise opportunities. They are everywhere if you look. I now take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever I can. When I go to Wal Mart I allow enough time so that I try to go up and down every isle in the store (even if I'm not buying anything from that isle). It's a good workout (when it isn't crowded) plus you get to walk indoors in the air conditioning. That's a plus when you live in a place like Florida! Sometimes I go to the mall and just walk a few laps indoors. I even manage to do it without buying anything! For me, it adds a little variety to the usual walking around our neighborhood. So, I'm going to continue to look for exercise opportunities that are maybe not so obvious. They're fun and painless!

  
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WOLFSPIRITS 9/5/2009 11:27AM

    HAVE A FUN WEEKEND!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 9/5/2009 11:00AM

    i love garage sales too..............have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend...............blessings and hugs...............lita

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PEGGYANNSCH 9/5/2009 8:04AM

    WE LOVE GOING TO GARAGE SALES

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MIMISCHENK 9/5/2009 7:55AM

    Great eye spotting the treasures at garage sales. I enjoy looking to see if other people's junk is better or worse than my own. Sounds like you have been looking at some pretty good treasures.

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Thursday Update

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Last night our Polk Co. Group team met for dinner. I had a wonderful time. I really look forward to these meetings with our local Spark team. It's personal and oh so supportive. I feel very blessed to have this group on my side!

Today I went to water aerobics. Man, did our instructor give us a workout! I followed my pain management doctors instructions and I had little or no pain during the whole class! I will continue following the same instructions tonight and hopefully will be able to get some much needed rest.

Yesterday at pain management, my doctor told me that she thinks the headaches are caused by a bone spur that hits the spinal chord. This was supported my my MRI I'm supposed to save my strenuous workouts for the water and do gentle exercise the rest of the time. This means walking or biking. I will also avoid almost all lifting of anything over 10-15 pounds. Well, I stopped doing that in May so I've been very good about following my doctor's advice. My doctor has referred me to a neurosurgeon for a consultation.

I also met with my endocrinologist yesterday. My lab numbers have all returned to the normal range and he said they look great! I attribute the change to a healthy diet, drinking water and doing lots of water aerobics! It really is working for me. Although I still have this love/hate thing going with the scale, he told me to concentrate on healthy eating and exercise and the weight will eventually come off. This was a relief on one hand and frustrating on the other. Being hypothyroid means that my body is super efficient with living on very little food. Weight loss is always very slow and of course I'd like it to be much faster! lol My health is what is important and I need to focus on that and not the scale!

  
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PEGGYANNSCH 9/4/2009 9:18AM

    EVERYBODY HEALTH IS IMPORTANT TO US ALL.SO DO WHAT YOU CAN AND DON'T OVER DO IT

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L*I*T*A* 9/3/2009 10:27PM

    so great to hear all is going so well.............it can be frustrating when the weight is slow to come off............i have been there done that.......the main thing is that your health is getting better and you are becoming stronger.............one day at a time as they say it is not a race.................way to go with all your wonderful efforts...........blessings and hugs.................lita

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Polk County Team Dinner Tonight

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tonight will be our fifth Polk County Group team dinner. We're expecting 9 or 10 people this time. Since these meetings have gotten to be so much fun, I'm really looking forward to it. Some members of the team (myself included) have gotten family members involved which makes it even more fun! Hubby will go with me tonight as well as my sister. Having this local support has really been helpful for me and helps to hold me accountable. I can't wait until tonight!

  
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WOLFSPIRITS 9/3/2009 3:09PM

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PEGGYANNSCH 9/2/2009 12:24PM

    HAVE FUN MAYBE NEXT TIME

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L*I*T*A* 9/2/2009 9:59AM

    enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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Taking Care During Exercise

Monday, August 31, 2009

Today I did water aerobics and I toned it down a bit. I was so sore yesterday from a combination of work around the house and exercise that I needed to listen to my body. I also wore an oversize white T-shirt in the water in an effort to keep my tender skin from getting burned and I used sun block. (I got burned on Friday.) I've been trying to listen more to my body and not push myself so hard. I think I'm on the road to taking care of me! emoticon It's important to listen to your body to prevent injuries and to keep from burning yourself out.

  
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WOLFSPIRITS 9/1/2009 7:56AM

    TOTALLY!!!! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 8/31/2009 11:31PM

    great thanks for sharing..............blessings and hugs..................lita

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2CATS2LOVE1 8/31/2009 3:34PM

    very well said. Your body is trying to tell you something when it hurts. Take care and watch out for the hot sun!

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Cleaning House, Finishing Projects

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today hubby and I finished a bunch of projects that needed to be done around our home. I did laundry, changed the sheets on the bed, did grocery shopping, straightened up a cabinet plus a variety of other small things. I've found in the past that taking charge of my environment helps me to feel in control of my life. It worked! I feel like I accomplished something today and I'm proud of myself. I love the way our projects turned out too!

  
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WOLFSPIRITS 8/30/2009 11:02PM

    GLAD YOU FELT GREAT AFTER YOU WERE DONE!! I ALWAYS DO TO, EVEN IF I'M SICK AND CAN AT LEAST GET THROUGH A GOOD BOOK SO I CAN GIVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE TO ENJOY. emoticon

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