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Let the raking begin :-)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I found out that my husband's son weighed over 450 lbs, not the 350 or so I thought he weighed. No wonder he shattered so many bones when he slipped on the ice!

He's started working on losing some weight, so that's good. He had surgery on his leg, and is doing well. It'll be several weeks before he's able to go back to work, so in the mean time, my husband and I are getting in lots of extra exercise by going up and down stairs taking care of him.

I enjoy raking the lawn, and have been waiting for the snow and ice to melt enough so that we could open the door to our shed to get the rakes out. That happened a couple of days ago. Let the yard cleanup begin!

I thought I'd kept myself quite active this winter, but I guess not active enough (or maybe it's because I'm not 20 anymore), but I'm kind of stiff and hurting from the raking I've been doing.

But that's okay; it'll help me get into better shape.

I'm starting to get back into the 6000-7500 steps a day range again, which is good. Hopefully I'll be able to work up to getting in 10K steps a day more often this year than I was able to last year.

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 4/12/2014 10:26PM

    don't know why I also work out all winter but when I get outside and do yard work it sure does make a few aches and pains in parts I must have missed during the winter ... sounds like you are having some great victories in your health !! congrats .... we mowed our yard for the first time this season .... took me 3 hours but got it done ! rocie
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MCJULIEO 4/12/2014 10:03PM

    You can still add it as exercise!

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BECKYF3506 4/12/2014 9:13PM

    It never occurred to me to track my raking as exercise. Too bad--I did quite a bit of it today.


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LANCER1984 4/12/2014 6:40PM

  Great news on the increased steps! I wish I had a yard to attend to. When I had my townhouse I loved tending the yard and doing my vegetable garden in the back - really miss that. I'm hoping to get some hiking in this year and maybe if I'm lucky I will be able to camp this year. My steps are gradually increasing to. I even make attempts to walk greater distances by parking further away and getting up more form my desk. It's amazing how one little device can motivate you.

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KAREN608 4/12/2014 4:21PM

    Congrats on getting step count up, and goals for more!

Raking is good exercise, I hope you tracked it.
I have a lot of tall dried weeds to deal with on my property. Every spring I slowly move around the property. Some day I'll catch up. There are ground bees so I don't work as much in the summer but it depends on location in the yard.

May you make your 10,000 steps a day goal sooner than you think!

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A wake up call

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Yesterday we got a wake up call.

My husband's son, who is a very big man, slipped on the ice, fell, shattered his ankle, and broke his leg in several places up to his knee.

All it took was one mis-step, and 350-400 pounds crashing down put him out of commission and into a lot of pain. He'll have to have surgery to repair the damage, and who knows how long it will take to heal.

Because of his weight and blood pressure, the doctors didn't want to put him under anesthesia to work on setting the bones, so my stepson had to endure the pain while being awake.

Watching what he's going through now, and knowing that he has a LOT more to go through before he's completely back on his feet has been a new wake up call for me (and for my husband).

We've been working on our health and weight since last Fall, but have gotten a little side-tracked during this long, extra-cold, and very icy winter. I know I've lost a lot of the fitness I had developed.

I do not want it to be impossible to get back up if I fall. I don't want to have to worry about whether or not an ambulance crew can lift me if I should ever need their services.

There are several more I-do-not-wants that I could think of, but suffice it to say, I want and need to get back on the path of weight loss and better fitness. I want to keep getting lighter until I'm back to what would be considered a "normal" size for me.

My husband and I are back at it, making the effort, as of today.

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 3/24/2014 10:37PM

    oh my it does not take any time at all for us to have something like this happen ... I'm with you it is a wake up call ..... so glad you are back on track .... roc
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WALLINMW 3/24/2014 8:44AM

  Stay motivated, even through tough days like these.

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BECKYF3506 3/24/2014 8:17AM

    Thank you for all the nice comments. They are much appreciated.

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KAREN608 3/23/2014 11:57PM

    Ooh ouch! So sorry to hear about the accident. I do hope he heals faster than expected.

Some of these things do wake us up and get us moving again.

Me: this horrid winter I walked in place. Slowly adding steps. I was at 3000 in the autumn and now 5000 a day. Bit by bit. It is a change to walk in place. When I get more fit I will raise my knees higher to make it burn more calories.

I told myself no excuses, joined a challenge on here and even do some strength exercises.

So you and hubby go for it. It is doable. No excuses, please!!!

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DEBADEAU 3/23/2014 7:14PM

    Sorry to hear about your husband's son. I pray he heels quickly. I'm glad you are back to healthy lifestyle. Exercise is definitely just as important as eating healthy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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COCK-ROBIN 3/23/2014 6:51PM

    I hope he heals quickly.

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LANCER1984 3/23/2014 6:49PM

  Sorry to hear that - we just had a friend go through that and it was a long recovery. Glad to hear you are back on track.

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WITCHYALISHA 3/23/2014 6:45PM

    I hope your step son heals quickly and well and good luck on your fitness program.

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20 pounds down

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

It's been a long time coming, but I'm 20 pounds down today. Yay!

It was right around Thanksgiving that I was waiting to take off just one more pound to make 20, but it didn't happen.

I knew that winter and the holidays would be a challenge, and I just wanted to not end up gaining back more than I had lost.

I managed to do quite well, I think. I've been up and down between 3 and 6 pounds all winter, but lately have been able to start losing a little again. I came down from the 6 pounds I had gone up, and lost another to reach 20 pounds off, so I'm glad about that.

My next goal is to get under 275. I haven't weighed less than that in several years.

  
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 3/8/2014 10:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work!

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BECKYF3506 3/8/2014 6:43PM

    Thank you for all the encouraging replies, everyone. I've never figured out a way to reply to individual responses here.

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DANCINCAJUN1 3/5/2014 8:29PM

    so very proud of you ..... congratulations roc emoticon

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I_R_WORTH_IT 3/5/2014 2:29PM

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Awesome job!

Thats

Four, 5lb bags of sugar!

A car tire!

An average 18 month old child!

20 NFL footballs!

A big bag of pet food!

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TSERANDOS 3/5/2014 12:26PM

   
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KAREN608 3/5/2014 8:56AM

    YAY! I know about that up and down, trying to get lower. Keep at it, it is so worth it! Being lighter on our feet is a good thing.

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MAERETH 3/5/2014 8:50AM

    Well done!! Keep it up, you'd doing great!!!

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Congrats! Time to celebrate.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/5/2014 8:19AM

    You're doing great!

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19 pounds down

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

278 this morning. That's 19 pounds down. It's slow going, but YAY.

Next goal: get under 275.

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 11/26/2013 10:51PM

    that is a great achievement ... keep on going strong ... slow is the best way to go !! Roc
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MCJULIEO 11/26/2013 5:26PM

    Niiiiiice!

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    emoticonGreat progress! emoticon

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KAREN608 11/26/2013 11:23AM

    Isn't it fun to see the scale go in the right direction?! YAY!

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ELRIDDICK 11/26/2013 8:17AM

  Thanks for sharing

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SHERYLP461 11/26/2013 8:13AM

    Way to go!!

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AJB121299 11/26/2013 8:07AM

    kudos

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17 pounds down, 6 off since starting to NutriBlast

Saturday, November 02, 2013

This is just a note for myself. I hit 280 this week. That's 17 pounds down total, 6 pounds off since starting to use our NutriBullet at the beginning of October.

Since I'm hypothyroid, and losing anything takes me half of forever, this is really surprising and amazing to me.

Can't wait to break into the 270s. Hopefully I'll get there some time this month.

  
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NO-MAS-2013 11/2/2013 7:10PM

    That is great!

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LISASGONNADOIT 11/2/2013 6:51PM

    Congratulations! So happy for you!!

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MZZCHIEF 11/2/2013 12:44PM

    Congratulations!
Love your background wallpaper, too!

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