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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

So after 3 years of slowly giving up my rights to the TV as hubby has completely taken over, I've discovered Netflix. Netflix used to be the place for movies that nobody wants to watch again, but NOW, they have TV Series on them that are wonderful.

I'm not a cardio person, i can lift weights until the cows come home, but getting up the energy to run or even walk fast for a period of time long enough to effective....BLAH. Who wants to run out of breath, or get shin splints? Well, regardless, I own a treadmill and I'll be damned if the fact that hubby uses it as a clothes rack is going to keep me from losing weight.

What do these 2 paragraphs have to do with one another you might ask as you're thinking to yourself, why the hell did I choose this blog to read to get my bonus points...? First i discovered Orange is the New Black on Netflix. I decided to experiment to see if i could watch it on my tablet while walking/jogging on the treadmill. The show is anywhere from 47-55 minutes and riveting. So I flipped it on, stuck in my headphones and started moving. Before I knew it the show was over, and I was still on the treadmill. Let me just point out a fact you all don't know, I'VE NEVER HAD SPENT MORE THAN 25 MINUTES AT A TIME ON THAT THING.

I don't know how long I can fool myself into treadmilling whilst simultaneously doing the couch potato thing and vegging out to a TV show, but its an awesome combo so far. I've gotten on it consistently 3 days a week for the last 3 weeks.

My new big fear, what happens when i run out of shows????? Hopefully by then the new seasons will have started. Mind you I don't ONLY watch the shows on the treadmill. So far I've finished the 1 and only season completed of Orange is the New Black & the one and only season completed of House of Cards. I just started Breaking bad, which was on for like 4 or 5 years, so that should keep me on for a few months at least!


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RTPATAKY 10/31/2013 8:32PM

  It's great that you found something that helps you put in the exercise time. I do something similar with switching between music and podcasts on my ipod while I am on the treadmill. It does make the boring treadmill actually something to look forward to. Keep up the good work!

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ELIZABETH5268 10/22/2013 3:17PM

    This helped me last winter at the gym, they had tv's on each machine. For the bike I used to read books on my Kindle and the 30 minutes would not only fly by but I actually looked forward to it. I have since moved to a smaller town and only have room to set up my treadmill in the garage but you just gave me an amazing idea to stream Netflix in it in on my Kindle or laptop. Thanks for sharing, here I was disappointed that my walking and running would have to move indoors soon but now I'm looking forward to it!

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DS9KIE 10/22/2013 1:50PM

    I watch tv and read books on my elliptical


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MJRVIC2000 10/22/2013 1:27PM

    It's OK to give up something for something that is better! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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ALLIEALLIE2 10/22/2013 1:27PM

    emoticon emoticon

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Monday, April 22, 2013

My 5 year old is really rubbing off on me. This is what she says to EVERYTHING.
"Goto Bed" - NO FAIR
"Put your shoes on" - NO FAIR
"No more TV" - NO FAIR
"We need to put your hair up for dance" - NO FAIR

But that was my first thought when I stepped on the scale this a.m.
so all winter, i managed to maintain my weight, plus or minus 2 lbs. Now, since Mid March, I've gained 5?????????? I've been more active, doing yardwork, spring cleaning, walking the dog more. Its age, i'm sure of it, now i have to do more and eat less because with age comes crappy metabolism? NO FAIR
We work all our lives, first thru the drama of grade school & high school. Then bust your ass through college. Bust your ass to get a good job and get a promotion, and just when life is falling into place. The house, the cars, the 2.5 kids, the dog. BAM you're old, now you have to WORK to stay alive. Be fit, be healthy, eat will, move a lot. NO FAIR. I'm tired. Gimmie a break. I wanna sit on my butt all day. :)

Rant over, time to put the big girl panties on. At least I can play candy crush in peace while i sit on the bike or the treadmill...

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ALICIA214 4/22/2013 1:24PM


It is good to get a rant of your chest usually makes you feel better.


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Its a sick HOUSE, its mighty might, just puking it all back out...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Here we go again. So last December my stepdaughter contracted this lovely stomach bug that infected everyone she was in contact with within 48 hours and she woke up at 5 a.m. tossing her cookies today. I don't want to do it again. When she was sick the last time we disinfected, stayed away from her, wiped down the leather couches she slept on, threw everything (EVERYTIME) directly into the laundry...we all got it anyway. I'm frightened. I coudln't get out of there fast enough this a.m. Hubby was stalling me because he didn't want to have to deal with her alone, but, if it were my son he wouldn't be staying home with him, so SEE YA sucka...

On second thought, giving back my whole days worth of meals might not be such a bad idea....

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DISKATDREAMER 9/19/2012 11:07PM

    Hope your stepdaughter feels better soon and it doesn't spread to the rest of the family. No matter how much I want to lose weight that is not the way I would want to do it. Wishing you and your family good health.

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Random thoughts, men are sissies, and women are dummies?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ok, first off, I injured my lower back last week, nothing big jsut the typical run of the mill "help i've fallen & i can't get up" that lasted about 3 days, needless to say I was useless on the workout train. On the upside, i was in too much pain to venture to the fridge very often.

NOW, i finally recovered this weekend and was raring to go. Knowing Andy would be lame on Friday, shaving his head and being lazy, i made plans to go out with the ladies. Some ladies that I LOVE hanging out with, because they're the type that just buy appetizers and pass them around, so no big heavy eating ensued. However come saturday, Andy was still Lame and didn't want to do anything. After 3 days of laying around, this infuriated me. So I called to my mother to vent, and quickly realize, usually she is calling me to vent the same thing about my father. I've married my father. Lame-o sit around the house and do nothing slugs. Mind you, he wasn't always this way, but the last 2 years, I've really come to see, that he can be VERY boring and a hermit, especially once cooler weather hits.

FF to Sunday now Hubby hurts his back. Its a lumbar strain, similar to mine, but I can feel an egg sized bump in his back where his is injured where mine was all over. Now he's crying like a baby. I mean really. Sure I laid around and didn't do much on my days of injury, but he grunts everytime he moves, tosses and turns and keeps me up all night, needs to be rubbed, needs to be waited on. Gimmie a break. Pop a few advil and shut up. I can't handle it, i don't want to go home. Calgon, take me awwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaay!

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MISSYV_1501 9/20/2012 3:28PM

    That's funny because my husband is the exact same way. Maybe this is how all men are.

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Holy Overage Batman!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Soooo its 2p.m and i've already consumed 965 calories. OOPSY. And here I thought those ADD meds did not suppress my appetite. One day and i'm inhaling everything in sight! Now I have to figure out a dinner and a light snack that won't bust the bank. 600 is usually my dinner just because I like to keep that my big meal, so that I can enjoy my family's dinner. But I'm a snacker, so I can eat 600 calories if I need a snack later, especially since i know not having my medication in me will make me MORE apt to eat. Damn you Kroger Pharmacy for not opening until 9:00!!!!

In other news, I could totally use a nap right now. Stupid junk food.

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MYBABYGIRLS 9/11/2012 1:59PM


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KNYAGENYA 9/11/2012 1:58PM

    Don't beat yourself up. Just continue to make better choices.

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