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Springing forth with exercise

Friday, April 02, 2010

I just love it when I get this message from the Spark Cardio :
You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal by a significant amount.

At this time of year, the mowing season begins and I really enjoy mowing...and knowing it is healthy for me as well as accomplishing something. Along with that, I am doing my T-Tapp exercises...just a fifteen to 18 minute workout but it WORKS.

I hope that this boost in activity will finally budge the scale and let me start moving my "ticker" again!

BTW..I borrowed a lawn mower so I am back to work! Yea!

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CELEST 4/3/2010 2:02AM

    Time for me to take a leaf out of yr book except as you go into spring, we are going into Autumn. As the evening get colder, I'm finding myself prowling around my kitchen looking for an extra snack. Last year I bought the hot chocolate (no sugar one) and that worked. Time to reinvest in the next 20kgs shift.

ps you must be every husbands dream woman....a woman who LOVES mowing. emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 4/2/2010 10:04PM

    Good job and Ill talk to you on yahoo!

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DAVENPLK 4/2/2010 8:46PM

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JESAK327 4/2/2010 8:28PM

  Good work!

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Now what do I do?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I am so thrilled that the weather is warming up and the sunshine is just gorgeous!

I have been able to walk more, and have begun mowing. I have mowed over two hours and to my dismay, this well used mower is trying to fall apart! Yesterday, the protection from rocks etc being thrown at you ...a heavy rubber apron on the back...fell off. Today, I was nearly done, and the handle literally broke off the machine!!! One side, anyway. So now I have to see if I can order the replacement part and then figure out how to install it.

In the meantime, though, what do I do about the mowing yet to be done? I WANT to do it myself!!!

Well, maybe I can borrow a mower...I think I have about two more hours to go.

Then, if the warmth and recent rains do their job, I should be ready to start the mowing cycle again. Yea!

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CELEST 4/1/2010 5:00PM

    Yup borrow one is the option I would go for. I had to do the same. We finally had to cancel the garden service..for obvious reasons, but that didn't stop the grass growing and we don't own a mower. I loaned one for an afternoon and got all the gardening done on one day. I was pooped after that, but felt good despite the aching hamstrings, the form arms that found places to hurt etc. This is a new exercise for me and my body wasn't used to it. Well, it had better get used to it cos I'll be mowing bi weekly from here on.

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BEVPRESLEY 3/31/2010 11:38PM

    Ah, the joys of home ownership. I found a piece of ours that broke off while DH was mowing last weekend. But it is good exercise, so I say borrow a mower and finish up.

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the baby bib

Thursday, March 25, 2010

If I have done this correctly, here is a picture of my grandson..six months old, modeling a bib I made using old sweatshirt fabric. As you can see by the carrots all over his face, he NEEDS full coverage with a bib!

Ok..that didn't work. Try this:

There are several other pictures here as well...but you will see several of THE bib.

BTW.. original bib was purchased, I copied the shape. Used elastic and a button instead of a snap arrangement like the original. My first effort was toweling with an applied edging, with a button and loop closure.

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CELEST 3/28/2010 9:09AM

    Lovely bib, which I noticed AFTER those incredible blue eyes. Gorgeous baby...really! I will know if my grand baby is a a girl or boy in the next 3 weeks. They can tell from as early as 12 weeks now. We are sitting at 8 weeks.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/26/2010 7:22PM

    Nice pictures. He is getting so big. I like your bib pattern too. He sure is a cutie.

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BOOKWERME 3/25/2010 11:04PM

    You would need to click the link in the blog...then click "view album" to see the prints.

The pic with him in the suit is Andrew at 11 weeks, modeling his first suit and shoes. He is now six months old...wish I had the pic of him standing similarly with his can really see the difference in his height...and he SO wants to stand on his own.

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CLAVINOVA 3/25/2010 10:49PM

    I don't see the bib you made or the carrots all over his face but he looks very cute in his suit! Have a great day with your family.

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Learning to post pics on blogs

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some of my SP friends have posted beautiful photos on their blogs.

I have been involved in several discussions about flowers blooming and the progression of signs of spring.

I took a few photos with my cell phone to share with someone who says they don't get many daffodils in their area. Today, the hyacinth opened their first blooms. So..I shall attempt to share.

Well, there are the hyacinth. (Remember, this was taken with my cell phone! Not great quality)

This is a view across my front yard, looking out towards the cow field.

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HONEYDRIPPER 3/24/2010 10:27AM

    Thanks for the peek at spring!

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NORWEGIANDITZ 3/24/2010 12:02AM

    WOW! Those are beautiful. We don't have any flowers coming up yet here, but I can't wait!

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RASCALSMOMMA 3/23/2010 10:49PM

    Good Job Asta! Now we can see YOUR backyard!! Hugs Laurie

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What a off to a rough start!

Friday, March 12, 2010

I was surprised, this evening, to discover that I had stayed within my calorie range for the day...despite some stress eating early on. (I probably am slightly over cal. range..but close enough not to worry about it).

This morning, I had a chiropractor appointment...near my work, fifty minutes from home. Since the weather was foul, I left early. I got to the end of the driveway.

No power steering! I actually thought my engine had stalled, so shut off and restarted and pulled out onto the road, but quickly realized the steering was the problem! I had a difficult time getting turned around.

OK..switch vans. BUT, first I couldn't find the correct keys. Then, the van had a nearly flat tire. DH said it was a slow leak...just needs air. Ok.

BUT, the compressor is all disconnected. I had to find the correct connections, get it running and then go out in the downpour to put air in the tire.

Tick, tick, tick...I am now running LATE and the rain is coming down heavily. I call to let Dr's office know I will be late.

I eventually got things back on track. The Dr's 10 am app't didn't arrive on time, so they took me. The recent X-ray revealed NO problems with bones and joints etc...and my last adjustment had been effective. All good news.

I seemed to be "hungry" (just wanted to eat) all day at work, but I bring my lunch and had ONLY that to enjoy...good thing for if there had been other stuff available..I would have ENJOYED getting into trouble!

I had a sensible dinner (contemplated pizza all the way home!) and now have recorded nearly everything. GOOD JOB and good ending to the day. (and the rain even stopped..though more is on the way!)

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NORWEGIANDITZ 3/13/2010 10:09PM

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BOOKWERME 3/13/2010 7:44PM

    Easy to eat right when you don't have access to any temptations! LOL

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SANDYZEE 3/13/2010 6:52PM

    That is a good accomplishment, eating right after that stress.

Way to go!!

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BOOKWERME 3/13/2010 3:12PM

    Once upon a time...quite a while back, I had ballooned up to around 250 lbs..but I gradually got much of that back off. I linger at about the weight I am now..up a few, down a few..but not getting them OFF. I have needed to lose 25-30 lbs for most of my married life. As I keep refining my knowledge and trying to put it into practice, I am hopeful I will finally manage to get it off permanently.

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CELEST 3/13/2010 12:58AM

    What a day, esp when it started out with your PLANNING to leave early. I've had days like that too....very frustrating. But well done for sticking close as to your plan. One day we will reach our goals and still have to watch ourselves, but not have such a close plan. Your photo's however don't show you as having tons of weight left. Lucky you...or lucky planning, but soon I'll be there too, where my photo's don't show me as having plenty of weight left to go.

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BOOKWERME 3/12/2010 9:19PM

    THANKS for the compliment. I am relieved that I didn't get into dietary trouble!!

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MARENAMOO 3/12/2010 9:18PM

    It can be so hard to not let life get us so stressed out. Little things can just throw off our stride - you did a good job planning with your available food. Bringing your lunch and snack really helped you to stay on track which I am sure was difficult. You should be proud of your day!

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