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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Summer has come and gone away and while it was a great one for us, I am happy to see the cooler weather and the trees starting to lose their leaves. I love cool afternoons as that is when I get out and bike or run or hike and I don't sweat like a crazy woman as much!
I also have some kick butt Keen boots that have been laying in wait by the door just waiting for the weather to change so that my feet can be comforted with each step once again...dang flip flops and hot weather took a toll on my sore foot!

My eating plan has changed a wee bit as both my hubby and I tried the wheat belly way for a month...up until we left for summer holidays and then things changed back to trying to eat using common sense.
Now that we are back to work and school our menu plans have turned back to healthy diabetic plans, which seem to be doing the trick. I have more energy and my blood glucose levels are evening out nicely.

Cheers to the Fall and all it has to offer
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Feeling 10 thousand times better

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The flu has left the house! Yay!!
We are all back on our feet and working at 100 percent...what a relief to be back!

In other news my weight is at a stand still, not moving one way or the other, been stuck here for months now. I am pretty sure I know why and that is less activity lately, between running my son to the hockey rink after school or my daughter to music lessons after school during the week and then hockey games and tournaments on the each and every weekend since November my days/weeks/month goes pretty fast. If I am being honest I am not much of a morning workout person either, I like to workout at night when everyone else is in bed.

I also don't think downhill skiing is much of a workout except maybe for the downhill part when your thighs start to burn but the uphill part is a piece of cake...sitting on that chair lift is pretty relaxing.

Maybe it is time to dust off the Wii fit and get in my workout that way...

I do have a great workout playlist on my iPhone so I think it is time to break it in!

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  Hi Cole, if that is a picture of your ski hill, where is everybody? Even if skiing isn't much of a calorie burner, you are still out and active and that is good. How about an indoor bike. You can buy a secure 'stand' for your regular bike, that is placed under the back wheel, so that you can do some interval training in your very own home? The Wii works well too, of course. ;) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ZAMORAPAT 1/23/2013 11:10PM

    Glad you are all over the flu!

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NEWRUNNER2 1/23/2013 11:10PM

    Glad your household is healthy again!

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SUNSHINE99999 1/23/2013 11:09PM

  that is good news

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Knocked down

Friday, January 18, 2013

Last weekend was a not a healthy one in this house. All four of us...both kids, hubby and myself came down with a flu/virus that absolutely kicked our butts for at least 4 days. My youngest seemed to shake it quicker than the rest of us and was back up and out to school by Tuesday. My 12 year old is still home sick with a fever and dizzy spells. Greg and I are back to work and have been all week but today is actually the first day I feel heavy head, short of breath when I walk up the stairs and no headaches kind of good.
I have the day off work so the house is getting a thorough cleaning in hopes of getting rid of any lingering bugs who might want to sick around and infect us again!

On a high note my 12 year old is starting to look like her old self again and I have hopes of her getting back to school and routine on Monday!

I also have plans to get in a xc-ski tomorrow while my two guys are at hockey practice. Hope my lungs are up for it!


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BILL60 1/19/2013 7:20AM

    Welcome back to humanity. Enjoy!!

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Onward and upward

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Seems like lately whenever I do a blog entry I complain about my foot (Plantar Fasciitis) and due to this condition my exercise routine has been greatly affected. I used to run and was planning on doing the C25K here on SP and was in week 6 when the pain in my foot was too great and I had to fast forward a year and a half and I almost have no pain in my foot anymore and it all started when summer ended and so did flip flop season! Amazingly real foot wear and some great insoles can make a difference emoticon .

Life is looking up (exercise wise) and I am happy to say that I have more to blog about than this sore foot!

Like downhill skiing and xcounty skiing! Life is good!

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GOODGETNBETR 1/7/2013 8:55AM

    emoticon Keep it sparkin'

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BILL60 1/7/2013 8:47AM

    Happy for you.

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Feeling some love for my foot

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

It's been a year and a half since this pain in my foot I like to refer to as Plantar fasciitis found a home in my left foot. I have had more bad days than good days lately but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

My hubby bought me a pair of Keen boots for the fall and winter months ahead and with this first snap of cold weather I slipped on my new boots and headed out into the world. To my immense surprise and growing joy I found these boots to be a little like walking around in almost no pain. I do have Sole insoles in these boots too but I have to give credit where credit is due...yee haw!

I can't remember the last time I walked pain free and whenever I have these boots on that is exactly how I feel.

And so I head off into winter with a renewed sense of happiness that one day soon I just might kick this condition right in the keester...never to return to me again!

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COLEOPTERRA 11/7/2012 7:20PM

    I did talk to my Dr about it and she referred me to a Physio clinic but last time I talked to my Dr she told me she was afraid it was chronic for me. At any rate it is feeling better than it has in a long while.
Good luck to you too!!

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BILL60 11/7/2012 9:04AM

    Have you seen a physician about your foot. I have, what appears to be, the same thing and had it treated last week. Dr. said it would take 30 days for the treatment to take and the pain will be gone. Good luck!!

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SHEYLANGEL22 11/6/2012 10:55PM

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