Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It is just a little thing, but nice to know.
I love doing T-Tapp. I also know that we should shake up our routines so our body doesn't get lazy with the workout.
Today I decided to use the gazelle instead of doing the T-Tapp....and I watched Dr. Oz to keep my mind occupied. I did T-Tapp techniques...in how I stand and move on the gazelle. (I have a hand-me-down gazelle and no instructions.) I even added some of the T-Tapp shoulder rolls and arm exercises while 'walking' on the gazelle.
My knees didn't object to 30 mins. on the gazelle! Wow, nice surprise.
Better yet, logging in what seems like not much exercise really, turned out to burn over 300 calories. WOW..nice surprise!
Monday, January 10, 2011
It is snowing here. I know some places routinely get tons of snow but for middle Tennessee, 3 inches is a major event. I tried to post the photos I got this morning...but this program says they are too big. Maybe I can find a way to resize and post..I am not good at manipulating the photo programs on my computer.
Today was weigh-in for my first week since I decided to reevaluate everything. I have been on SP for nearly three years. I have actually lost 16 lbs..and if all were as it should be, I would be well on my way to my goal. BUT...as of today, I am right back at my original starting weight...and that with the two lbs I lost last week.
The scale read lower last Friday. I am not discouraged (granted, was a little annoyed this morning!) but I KNOW I must do this. Seeing my friends and others work so hard and see the lbs roll off ...and realizing that I have been on SP for so long really got my attention. There are many here who lose over 100 lbs in less than a year. Obviously, what I am doing has not been working.
SO, last week I began this journey anew. I am tracking my food intake...which I have done off and on for a long time. I am trying to boost my physical activity level...also something I have been working on for some time. Now I must do it more consistently. I really need results.
It is positively ridiculous that I KNOW what to do, KNOW how to do it, and still am sitting at the starting gate. I do know I am more healthy now than three yrs ago. I did have a health event I would have preferred to have skipped. Still, no excuses. I have been coasting along, enjoying Sparkpeople but not applying what I know to my own advantage.
So...week one...two pounds "officially" gone...again! Yea, me! I might add, that I FEEL great...and also feel all the tweaks I am achieving with the added workout efforts! Eek!
PS...it is snowing again.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Couldn't resist that title! LOL
I have been hearing a lot about the Wii...what fun it can be, how much different ones like different programs and so on. I kept hearing about the Wii Dance and that appealed to me.
We decided to take the plunge...though neither of us have ever used any of the Wii programs. Two of our adult children have it, and enjoy using it.
I did my homework checking prices...and Tuesday went shopping. Came home with the white Wii console, a game that came with another controller thingy, the game that came with the console and two others...four in all.
Then Wednesday, we set it up...and couldn't get it working. I called my son. He and grandson came down, walking in just as it finally got going. They helped us figure out how to play a few different games and then had to leave. Pretty funny to have a six yr old teaching me to play the game!
Thursday I got home mid afternoon to find that DH has been playing WII! I am so pleased...with no work, he has had time on his hands..and some days ended up sitting in front of the TV for wayyy to long. Now he is up and playing.
Today, we were out and about...did some walking together and as the late afternoon brought us in again...HE turned on the Wii. We each played for a little while...we both need lots more practice in navigating this system...but it is fun so we are surely going to keep playing.
SO...Wii Wii Wii is here at home...to stay. With four children plus three spouses and five grandchildren....I am SURE this will prove to be a good investment for us.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Tracing family history has been especially interesting to my husband and me since we purchased the home we live in...in our family since the early 1800s. It is like solving a giant puzzle as one traces different ones through documents, photographs, stories and anything else that might help.
Today, DH and I visited a family cemetery to photograph some of the family headstones. This cemetery has been badly vandalized...and the search for information is made much more difficult by the damage. Still, my husband has found several graves that the family has been searching for....there are burials in a number of small cemeteries.
It is an interesting quest. My husband is more involved with it than I am...along with my aunt and some of my cousins. It is fun seeing the involvement as different ones uncover a fact or discover a document or, as in my husband's case, find a lost grave site!
Going to try to add photos. Keep forgetting that just 'cause I save 'em, doesn't mean I can find 'em! lol Here we go!!
My great great great great grandmother's headstone (as much of it as we can find so far)
Lydia's husband..my gggggrandfather
As you can see, little is left intact here. We will keep searching for clues and headstones.
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