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Today's Weigh-in

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm weighing in early today instead of on Wednesday because I'm going out to dinner tonight with friends from work. I know that's sort of cheating but I don't care. Don't worry, I won't go wild. I just want to eat and not worry about the scale tomorrow.

I weighed in this morning at 212.6, down .4 pounds from last week.

Also, I quit my online Weight Watchers subscription yesterday. I couldn't access their website on Mozilla Firefox (my home browser) and besides that SparkPeople is giving me the same support and tools and it's FREE! Who could ask for anything more? Of course, it's going to take me awhile to figure out my diet using calories, fat, carbs and protein instead of points but I'm definitely up for it.


Safe and Fit at 50 (even though I'm not 50 yet)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

After not being able to exercise at all yesterday, I did this DVD this morning. It's a really good low-impact cardio and strength-training DVD and one of things that I like best about it is that the ab work and strength-training portion is mostly done sitting down rather than lying down on the floor. And, it's not really low-intensity either. My heart rate gets up to the high 140s.

If you have bad knees like me or just find it hard to get down onto the floor, you should check this out. I bought it at Collage Video.

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SIDNEYGIRL 11/25/2007 8:49PM

    I saw this post before dinner and meant to comment on it ~ Joanna, thank you for posting about this workout. I'd never heard of it before. I did look at the preview at Collage (love that site) and they both look like very good workouts. Right now, I'm able to do pretty much intermediate to advanced workouts ~ BUT....I'm always having foot troubles.....seems every few months I get to where I just cant do my treadmill or any jumping around and these would be good for me during those periods. I've added them to my "wish list" at Collage and that way I won't forget. Thanks so much for posting about them! especially since you aren't to the dreaded 50 yet! lol......it's just around the corner for me. I've got till February to enjoy the last of my 40's lol. Have a good one!

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Exercise Today

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Well, I tried to exercise this morning but my left knee wouldn't cooperate. I did 20 minutes trying 3 different exercise DVDs including one I bought called "Chair Dancing" that I thought would be good for those days when my knees hurt but even it hurt my left knee. Oh well, at least I tried...

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SIDNEYGIRL 11/24/2007 1:54PM

    Aw, Joanna ~ hun, I' m sorry your knee's bothering you. I admire you SO much for trying. Maybe if you rest it today it will feel a bit better tomorrow. Does heat help any? maybe one of those heating-type pads that you could wrap it with would be comforting. Just take it easy for today. hugs kiddo!

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Today is the anniversary of my mum's death. It was 9 years ago this morning (in about half an hour) that she died as she was getting ready to go to the hospital for more tests. She had lung cancer and even though, she was sleeping downstairs on a La-Z-Boy and wearing diapers, I was still convinced she was going to get better.

I'm going out to lunch today with my dad (he's got plans tonight). It's the first time since she died that my dad and my sisters and I aren't all getting together on this anniversary. In some ways, I'm glad because I really hated going to the cemetery but in other ways, it's kind of sad. It's like we've all moved on.

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SIDNEYGIRL 11/24/2007 2:00PM

    Oh Joanna ~ I'm so sorry I didn't see this ~ I must have lost my "subscribe" function to your blog.

I'm so sorry for your loss of your Mum....you know, I think even when we know that the situation is not promising, we STILL continue to hold out hope and pray for recovery. I can see how you'd believe that she was going to get better. Life does go on ~ and tho she's gone, you'll always have her in your heart. hugs.

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Let's not forget to give back...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

During this time of plenty for many of us, it’s easy to overlook the fact that millions of people go to bed hungry every night. If you want to do something to help out, head over to Free Rice (http://www.freerice.com). Disguised as a word game, for every definition you get correct, 10 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program (http://www.wfp.org/english/). In the slightly more than one month since the Free Rice site was created, over 1 billion grains have been donated. Do your part…and test your word knowledge doing so!

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HEIDI14DAN 11/24/2007 4:16PM

    Thanks for the link to this site. It's pretty cool how it's set up to test us and donate at the same time!

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SIDNEYGIRL 11/21/2007 10:10PM

    Wow ~ what a neat idea! I'll go check it out.

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RIVER0 11/21/2007 7:33PM

    Cool! Heard about this on the news the other day.....think I'll give it atry.

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BAYLESS04 11/21/2007 5:54PM

    What a fun way to donate... and it's something we all do and AFFORD (the time in doing so)

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