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10 Additional Things I'm Grateful For

Monday, October 01, 2012

1. The ability to see albeit with help of my glasses.
2. My ability to speak.
3. Being literate.
4. And, all the wonderful books to read.
5. The ability to hear.
6. And, all the wonderful music to listen to.
7. The ability to taste.
8. The ability to think.
9. The ability to feel (touch).
10. The ability to smell (although, I sometimes wish it wasn't quite so acute emoticon )

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ANGRITTER 10/3/2012 11:07AM

    Well, no one can argue against any of those! And we now know you are properly functioning so your checklist is done... You can now operate your body.


I used to have to do pre-trip testing on some of our rigs - felt like the same list! Ligths work, horn works, tires turn, etc. You get the picture.

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IMAGINE_IT 10/2/2012 4:57AM

    emoticon list. It's amazing just how many things we can find once we concentrate on what we can be grateful for.

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_LINDA 10/2/2012 1:05AM

    Having all our senses working is a great thing!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 10/1/2012 7:10PM

    More great things!

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PARKERB2 10/1/2012 1:30PM

    We should be more than thankful as these are just a few of the abilities we have.

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10 Things I'm Grateful For

Sunday, September 30, 2012

1. My husband who is my biggest supporter and my best friend.

2. My sisters and dad who always have my back.

3. My friends who fill in the gaps that family can't fill.

4. My SparkFriends (and yes, they deserve a separate number than #3) for always cheering me on and encouraging me to emoticon

5. My in-laws who all love me and treat me like blood. I love them all.

6. My nieces and nephews who love me unconditionally and who I love to hang out with because they're all so interesting in their own unique ways.

7. My boss who "gets me" and appreciates me and respects me as much as I do him and I love his quirky sense of humour!

8. My co-workers who help me enjoy coming to work each and every day and who I do miss when I'm away.

9. My work walking buddies who keep me motivated to walk at lunchtime instead of sitting somewhere quiet and reading as I'm inclined to do.

10. My neighbours - For the most part, they're quiet and considerate.

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_LINDA 10/2/2012 1:06AM

    Wow, sounds like you have some great people around you -how truly wonderful!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 10/1/2012 7:10PM

    Wonderful list!

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IMAGINE_IT 9/30/2012 6:38PM

    Wonderful List...with so many great Blessings.
emoticon and Thank you for sharing with us.

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ANGRITTER 9/30/2012 5:11PM

    I am so loving reading your blogs. I know you didn't post much before, but I really enjoy learning more about you.

You are evidently blessed with a wonderful family who loves you very much - that makes us both very lucky women. Without my family I have a pretty good idea of where I would be right now, and I love them every day for being there.

Hope you got some rest this weekend and the cold has flown your coop!

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LJR4HEALTH 9/30/2012 5:05PM

    What a great list thanks for sharing with us

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MARTHAWILL 9/30/2012 2:30PM

    Lots to be thankful for!
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 9/30/2012 2:29PM

    What a fantastic list! You have a lot of wonderful people in your life! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 9/30/2012 2:20PM

    Life always has more possibilities when we realize and pay tribute to all the blessings we have to be grateful for . Sounds like you have many. Have a great day!


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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 9/30/2012 2:17PM

    Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for! =)

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BLC20 - 12 Week Plan to Reach My Goals

Friday, September 14, 2012

My last blog detailed my goals and I'm going to use this blog to detail how I will accomplish them.

Goal 1) Lose a minimum of 5 pounds but would really like to lose 10.

Goal 2) Go down a clothing size.

Goal 7) Not do as much socializing over dinner or lunch (it's easier to track my food if I know how it's prepared).

These goals will be attained by:

A) Exercising a minimum of 30 minutes a day six days a week. I plan to do cardio 5 days and ST 3 days.

B) Eating in my calorie range a minimum of 6 days a week.

C) Limit social occasions at restaurants.

D) Limit zero nutritional value snacks and reach for fruit or veggies instead.

E) Track everything.

Goal 3) When ST, lift heavier weights.

This goal will be attained by:

A) I'm currently using 5 and 8 lb weights mostly but by week 6 of the challenge, I'm going to add 10 lb weights to my repertoire. I'll just do it!

Goal 4) Learn how to use my stability ball.

This goal will be attained by:

A) I am going to go to Wal-Mart and buy a plastic tub that will put the ball high enough that I can use it without hurting my knees. I have arthritis in my knees and currently the ball is still too low for them.

Goal 5) Make use of my Nordic walking poles during the fall by hiking with DH and his mum.

Goal 6) Try Frisbee golf with DH and his mum.

These goals will be attained by:

A) I will plan to do these things with DH and his mum as soon as I know the weekend schedules and weather. I will plan these activities in advance so they are counting on me. If someone else is counting on me, I'll be more likely to do it.

And, finally, here are my before photos (be forewarned, they're not pretty):

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RUNNINGOMA 9/19/2012 12:29PM

    emoticon emoticon And now we only have to move forward! emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 9/17/2012 8:30AM

    Joanna emoticon plan emoticon emoticon forward


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A-STRONGER-ME 9/16/2012 6:30AM

    emoticon You really took the time to think this one through!! Great plan, although I am a bit concerned about the "ball & tub" situation. LOL Whatever works. emoticon

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POETLKNG2LOSE 9/15/2012 8:13PM

    Great job thinking it all through. I did not think through that much. Heard about the walking poles before. How much are they anyway?

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ANNIE.B 9/15/2012 8:14AM

    Great job with this blog, and that sounds like a very do-able plan!!
I've wondered about those walking poles too, we usually pick up a stick out of the woods when go for a hike.

See ya on the WARRIOR thread!!!

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ANGRITTER 9/15/2012 7:11AM

    You got the guts I don't have, little lady! But I really have to get into one of these BLC challenges, but maybe I'll wait until you guys survive this one and you can tell me all about it.

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 9/14/2012 11:16PM

    emoticon Great plan!!!
I have never played frisbee golf but my son plays all the time, he loves it! I keep hearing about Nordic Poles and thinking about getting a pair. I love hiking! I never thought I would be able to do it again. You are going to do great job in BLC20!
emoticon Go Warriors! emoticon

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IMAGINE_IT 9/14/2012 10:35PM

    I like your Plan....i can tell you thought it all through....and covered all bases....so to speak. emoticon I hear the Nordic walking sticks are supposed to 'make for a better workout' please let me know if that is true.
You will do great in this challenge emoticon

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NANABNANA11 9/14/2012 10:11PM

    Great Plan Joanna and good for you for putting so much thought into how you will reach your goals emoticon

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GLASSART43 9/14/2012 9:57PM

    Well thought-out plan, Joanna! I especially like how you specify actions to reach your goals.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/14/2012 6:29PM

    Great plan to get it done! WOOHOO! You're off to a great start. Me? I'm slowly tuning in. The change in meds/climate has really been affecting me. But I'm here cheering you on! What's your team? I'm in the Azure Destinations team again. Drop by and pull up a beach chair & I'll get a bartender to get you one of our patented no calorie healthy drinks.

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CHRISPYLEE 9/14/2012 5:32PM

    Great goals, great plan!!
I will support you along the way fellow Warrior!!
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    Great plan for the BLC20! Just viewing some of these to see what to do for my blog since I'm new to the BLC. :)

Best Wishes!

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BLC20 Goals

Monday, September 03, 2012

BLC20 starts on September 12th and runs for 12 weeks, ending on December 5th. In that time, I hope to attain the following goals:

1. Lose a minimum of 5 pounds but would really like to lose 10.

2. Fit into my size 18 wardrobe and give up my size 20 wardrobe for good.

3. Do more strength-training and try to use heavier weights (I currently mostly use 5 lb and 8 lb weights with the occasional 3 lbs thrown in for shoulder work [my weakest area]).

4. Learn how to use the stability ball that I received as a present almost two years ago without it hurting my knees (I tried it recently but still found it to be too low to the ground for my knees. I wanted one so that I could do ab work without having to get down and back up from the floor, which I can't do with the two types of arthritis that my knees suffer from).

5. Make use of my Nordic walking poles during the fall by hiking with DH and his mum.

6. Try Frisbee golf with DH and his mum.

7. Not do as much socializing over dinner or lunch (it's easier to track my food if I know how it's prepared).

That's all I can think of for now. But I think that this number of goals is totally doable.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/14/2012 6:25PM

    Love them!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/14/2012 6:25PM

    Great goals!

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ANGRITTER 9/5/2012 11:59AM

    I know you can pull that off! And fight for the 10 pounds! I iwll be a cheerleader - a fat cheerleader, but still cheering!

I want to give away all my fat clothes, but I am going to box them up JUST IN CASE. I can't afford to get a new wardrobe if something happens and I can't work out anymore. I know I should be more positive, but I know that reality beckons!

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STEPHNS1 9/3/2012 9:06PM

    You can do it! Keep going!

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*MADHU* 9/3/2012 12:04PM

    emoticongoals emoticon

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Today's Shopping Trip in Photos

Friday, June 08, 2012

Red, leather wallet

My 1st pair of Birkenstocks ever

Moccasin slippers

Plant Pots

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/11/2012 1:13PM

    Wish I could wear those birkenstocks, and moccasins. Ankle won't let me wear anything with out a LOT of support for the heel anymore. Love the planters and wonderful wallet, so colorful and easy to find.

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    Great stuff

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SEATTLE58 6/8/2012 9:47PM

    WooHoo, sooo fun! I love to shop so much too and I love all that you brought home. Looks just like I would choose!! You'll have a good life with them all. Oh, for the comfort of walking with those comfy shoes! Ahh, they make my feet feel better already! emoticon

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    I love shopping for stuff... not so much clothes just yet but I love what you have found! especially the mugs! what a good day emoticon

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