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Now wishes that I went for that walk with friend

Monday, April 02, 2012


Now I wish that I went for that walk with friend but it is too late now. Friend is probably in bed right now and it's almost 10pm.

The T.O.M is about over and now I have to deal with the bloat and belly aches. Why me? Why now? I'm feeling it and if I went for that walk, I would be having to stop at different places that had a bathroom. My body hates when I do a lot of walking because it thinks that it has to get heavy. And I hate it. I'm going to be glad when T.O.M is 100% over with.

Got to text back and forth with my youngest niece who is pregnant. That made my day. Her and her sister and two brothers are like my kids even though they're my nieces and nephews. Melinda will be 20 years old this coming July, Heather (the one that is pregnant) just turned 17 years old back in October, Nick just turned 15 years old back in March, and Matt will be 13 years old this coming June. Melinda, Heather, and Nick were born when I was still in school. Matt wasn't even thought of then. Melinda was born after my 7th grade year, Heather was born when I was a sophomore in high school, and Nick was born a little over 2 months before my high school graduation. All 4 kids are homeschooled and Melinda graduates from a community college up there in Minnesota on May 11th. That's 3 days before Heather's due date with the baby.

I am hoping that I get to go a little longer ride on my bike on the next trip. I will try to go at least to the end of the street or further hopefully tomorrow if the weather is decent.

Well, I had to throw away my favorite toning sandals today. Why? because one of the straps around the heel broke beyond repair. While my dad and I were at Target, got a pair of flip flops in black (size 10/11) to wear until I got home to put on my tennis shoes. The toning sandals lasted me about 2 years. I am so close in seeing if I can find another pair. Loved this pair too much in not to get another pair. I wore them everyday when it was warm outside. I hate wearing tennis shoes and socks when it was warm.

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GOPINTOS 4/3/2012 7:10AM

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TOTHEFUTURE1 4/2/2012 11:32PM

    emoticon driving by to say "HI" emoticon We may be driven, drive a bargain, drive a deal. kids driving us mad, but we need to steer our own car through life. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Palm Sunday/April Fool's Day

Sunday, April 01, 2012


Well, t's a 2 holiday day today. Palm Sunday and April Fool's Day. One's a religious holiday and one's a joking day. I think that's a rare occasion.

I believe that my youngest niece went into the hospital again last night sure why. I haven't heard from her mom yet if there is anything wrong with my youngest niece or the baby. I'm hoping that both mom and baby are fine.

I can't believe that both my dog and cat are behaving so well. They're laying side by side (almost) on the floor sleeping. This happens once or twice a day with the two of them. The dog will be 4 years old in 2 weeks and 2 weeks after that the cat will be a year old.

Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. If dad was going to be in bed still (he's up), I would be waling to church. It's been a few weeks since I walked to church. I might even walk the dog later on today. It's suppose to be near 90 degrees today.

My computer is acting up again. It was doing this last month too. Just wish that it would act normal. I'm glad that there is time to get this to work before we go to church.


Got to see my aunt who was in the hospital with shingles and bladder infection today at her son's house. She was weak and tired. They had to get oxygen for her today because her O2 level was low. I think that it was around 80%. She was having a hard time breathing last night and the night before and she doesn't have an appetite.

I dind't do any walking today. Too hot to go anywhere. It got to either 88 or 89 degrees today.

My youngest niece is fine. She was having contractions but they got them stopped. She's home resting right now. I hope.


Almos thought that a friend was pregnant according to her Facebook status. Come to find out that she was pulling everyone's leg.

I told my friend that I was suppose to be walking with tomorrow evening that I can't go with the way my aunt was feeling. She understood. I just didn't want to be too far away from home just in case we had to rush to the hospital.

My T.O.M has pretty much stopped. I'm glad because I was getting sick and tired of the cramps, bloat, and being tired. Plus I'm not peeing a lot.

Someone asked me if I had the Walk Away The Pounds DVDs. I do. Miles 1 through 3 and 2 of the 5 milke DVDs. Plus I have a few others bu there is a lot to list. But I'm just trying to get some other ideas besides what I listed yesterday.

No matter how many calories I eat, how much water I drink, or how much walking I do, I'm not breaking my plateau. And I'm sick and tired of not breaking my plateau. Let's hope that I do break it this month. I REALLY want to be a lot lower before my grandniece gets here next month.


Trying to think of exercises to break plateau

Saturday, March 31, 2012


I'm trying to think of some exercises to do to break my plateau of weighing 207 pounds. I guess my body is bored with the exercises that I've been doing and that's why I've plateaued. I will be walking with my friend that I was going to get a hold of via Facebook and she will be walking wih me. Monday evening will be the first time.

My youngest niece is doing better. To keep the swelling down due to the pregnancy, she swims. She also has a job working for Papa John's. I found out about these 2 things yesterday when I was texting her mom. But all and all, she's doing fine.

It's a cold morning so I'm not going to take the dog for walks. If we're not busy later and it's warmer, I will then. But not now. It's 51 degrees outside.


I had a somewhat of a great lunch and an excellent supper. But after I ate both meals, I felt like I ate too much.

Today would of ben a great day if my TOM wasn't causing me to day near the bathroom. Plus my cramps were hurting. No amount of walking could of helped. I think that I need to cut back on the caffine in the afternoon because my flow is heavy then.


Found a bike helmet today but can't afford it. It is at Target and they want $22.29 for it and it matches my bike perfectly. It has flowers on it but you have to see them in the right light. I got a photo of it.

I still haven't sold my swimsuit yet. If I do get another one, it'll be in the size I'm wearing not a size bigger like I've heard. I still have my old one from when I was either in junior high or high school but I'm not sure if it'll fit. I will see after I'm over TOM before I try it on. I will take a phot o of me in it and hopefully (if I look okay in it) post it.

My dad is doing something that he's been needing. Shave his whiskers and trim his beard and mustache. He was starting to look like Grizzly Adams.

I forgot to ask. Does anyone have any exercises that I could do besides workout DVDs, treadmills, bikes (stationary and regular bikes), walking, exercise ball, or joining a gym (we go to a local hospital to do the same thing)? I'm running out of ideas. Can't run yet since I'm not fit enough for it yet and plus my asthma. I just need to add one or two things to my exercising to break this stupid plateau.

I can't believ ethat tomorrow is the start of a whole new month. It seems like only yesterday we started 2012. I hope that the rest of the year doesn't go fast. Before you know it, my grandniece will be born in May, county fair in Minnesota will be here in July, and anything else that may happen.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 3/31/2012 11:52PM

    I don't know what workout DVD's you have, so . . . But have you tried any of Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home DVD's? I love them!

Also, do you do any strength training. Some strength training is a great mix in with cardio. Strength builds muscle, and muscle has a high metabolism.

51 degrees to me is perfect walking temperature. If it gets too hot, then I get too hot and I think my performance goes down and I don't get as good a workout.

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1LAZYCOOK 3/31/2012 11:49PM

    You could try wall push ups, leg lifts, free weights (I use 5lbs), squats, lunges.......

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Took the bike for a short ride but not 100% ready for a longer ride yet

Friday, March 30, 2012


Took my new bike for a short ride today but I'm not 100% ready for a longer ride yet. For one, I need a helmet to take it for a longer ride. I don't feel safe without it. Saw one at Target but I'm not sure if I want to pay $22.29 for it though. It's perfect to wear with my bike. I had to lower the seat because it was really high where we had it. It's a comfortable ride an all but I'm not going to ride it until I get a helmet to wear while riding it. The seat is comfortable. And the bike is going to take getting use to with it being a 24 speed bike. But I did get a couple of pictures of the bike with the seat on it. I'll show it to people when I see them.

My T.O.M is really slowing down. I know that it won't be long until it's over because I'm not peeing as much and the really heavy times are about midday. Plus I get upset stomachs sometimes after a meal at night. Tonight I did have an upset stomach but it cleared up before I could take anything for it. Plus its taking me longer to get tired. I am tired right now while working on this blog.

I'm still stuck at 207 pounds. I am hoping to do some exercises but if I'm going to do a DVD workout, I'll have to do it in my room because the DVD player in the living room isn't working. Can't do it on the DVDs on the computer because the room the computer is in is a mess. I am hoping to do some more exercises soon so I can get some more weight off. If it is warm enough in the morning after I feed the pets to take the dog for a walk, I will take her for one. It may help waking me up in the morning and she's been asking for one. But there are calls for rain tonight so I might not be able to walk if it is still raining when it's time to go for a walk. I told my dad that after I get to my goal weight (didn't tell him what it was), I was going to stick to it since it was the only weightloss plan that has really helped me in losing weight. All the other weight loss plans the most that I've lost was 25 pounds max. This one I've lost 33 pounds and I'm still going whenever I get down to where I want to be.

Today is my sister-in-law Cheri's birthday. She's in Minnesota and the one that introduced me to SparkPeople.

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SIMPLY-EVA 4/5/2012 5:06PM

  Pay for the helmet. Its $22.29 to protect your brain from injury in the event of a fall. I hope it wont happen but isnt it better to know that your noggin is protected in the event that it does?


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RAINBOWFALLS 4/1/2012 5:36PM

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WARMSPRINGDAY 3/31/2012 2:18PM

    I'd like to add bike riding into my list of exercises, but I don't have a bike, and don't really have a good place to bike.

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MOMMYSANGELS2 3/31/2012 9:39AM

    Bike riding is fun...I couldn't go very far last summer and slowly worked my way up. Now I will be restarting again this year as last year I was in better shape..There are some lovely trails around here..

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Got new seat on bike but might not get to ride it until weekend

Thursday, March 29, 2012


You're probably wondering why I can't ride my bike tomorrow instead of waiting for the weekend. Well, according to the weather report we are suppose to be getting rain and storms tomorrow. If we don't get any rain and storms tomorrow, I will test ride the bik. If we do, I'll wait until Sunday when we are going to be sunny and 83 for the high. I will post pics of the bike with the seat on it when I get pics of it.

My weight hasn't moved in a while. I'm still at 207 pounds. I thought that I would be a lot closer to 200 pounds by now. Maybe when I start using my bike (dad thinks its a 24 speed bike since it has 3 extra speeds on one side and 8 on the other) I may lose some weight. I'm hoping to be under 200 pounds by the time my grandniece is born in May and by July when we go up to the county fair both in Minnesota. It's been over 20 years since I've been up there under 200 pounds. When my oldest brother and his wife got married in December 1990, I weighed 182 pounds and I was in the 6th grade. I'm 25 pounds heavier than I was then. I wouldn't mind being at 182 pounds in July. When my grandniece gets older, I want to be chasing her around when she's old enough to do that.

My T.O.M has been both heavy and light today. It was really heavy when I wsa in the shower. I have felt miserable in both cramps and bloat to the point where anything I did was miserable. Except for eating. That me bored espeically at supper.

I'm going to post on a friend's Facebook page to see if she would like to go walking with or without the kids when she's not too busy. If she wanted, we could wait until the hubby got home from work and he can watch the kids and dogs (they have 2 dogs and 3 kids) while we went for a walk. It would take to long for either one of us to walk to the other's house (less than 5 minutes) and we could walk. I'll do that after I'm done here. I know that she wants to lose some weight after having 3 kids under 12 years old. My weight is been eating poorly over the years.

Looks like my oldest niece Melinda's graduation from community college is going to be in the evening. Like 7:30pm. Never been to one at night. Hope the high school gym that they're holding the graduation at isn't like the one at my mom's high school. Hot and cramped. Got a few nosebleeds there.

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CMRAND54 3/30/2012 12:01PM

    I hope you get some good weather for bike riding. The walk with your friend sounds great, too. I wish I lived near someone who would walk with me.

You can make it under 200 pounds by summer. I hadn't been under 200 for a long time, but I stuck with SP and now I weigh under 160.


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BIGPAWSUP 3/30/2012 10:41AM

    I hope you can find some "sun" time today to try your bike out. You'll make your goal - just keep going!

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IILAAD65 3/30/2012 8:04AM

    Glad to see you are using a milestone like your neices graduation to keep you motivated!

Let us know how the bike goes!

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GOPINTOS 3/30/2012 6:55AM

    The bike sounds like fun and maybe just the thing to shake things up emoticon

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