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Walking with a Wet Pedometer

Monday, September 21, 2009

Last Friday when I went to the Rec Center to swim I saw a flier for a Walking Challenge 09 that was starting the next day for my city. So I signed up and got a free pedometer. That was nice, but some of you may know I just bought a fancy new pedometer last Monday. So I offered the little pedometer to my DH, who declined. I put it away and went on with my business.
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Well, when I got home from the mountains I changed my clothes and threw a load of wash in the washer.
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You guessed it! My pedometer was washed.
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It is now sitting on my desk, taken apart and airing. I sure hope it works after it dries, but at least I have another pedometer!

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/21/2009 3:29PM

    I hope your pedometer could be saved. Other than that I am glad you had a great day. emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 9/21/2009 1:21PM

    emoticon on your 3 months. Hope that pedometer works again.

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LINDACHRISTIE 9/21/2009 8:45AM

    I went walkink and it fell of. I didn't notice until I got home. Next day I took the same route and found it. It had been out in the rain all night and it didn't work again.

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1Q842014 9/21/2009 8:32AM

    I love it when little things come together making sure you are taken care of :)

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INEXCESS 9/21/2009 8:18AM

    I accidentally dropped my pedometer into a water hazard on the golf course. After successfully fishing it out,the unit went crazy with flashing readings and inaccurate measurements. After about a day of drying, a new battery and a full restore, the unit is working perfectly.
Since, I've ordered a new pedometer with a belt safety strap that prevents accidental dropping.
Of course, if I stay clear of water hazards, accidents won;t happen.
Have a great day.

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Getting Better Every Day

Sunday, September 20, 2009

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After resting on Friday and using ice and ibuprofen, my hip felt much better on Saturday and Sunday and I was able to do my cross country hiking in the mountains.
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We had a glorious weekend - beautiful fall weather and the Aspens are changing to yellow and gold. My son and 3 of his friends stopped by unexpectedly as they were driving in the mountains to look at the Fall colors and we had a nice visit.
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Then on Sunday, my DH drove an hour down to the nearest town and rented a rug doctor and we cleaned all the carpets at the cabin. We sure felt good about a job well done!
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Back at home now and ready for a quiet evening of sparking!
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FROGGEE 9/20/2009 10:06PM

    Wow! what a great weekend. It's nice to get away.

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RURAL3 9/20/2009 8:01PM

    sounds like you need some quiet. Glad to hear you are doing better.

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Hitch in my Giddyup!

Friday, September 18, 2009

It had to happen and I will keep going. I woke up with really bad pain in my left hip. I have back problems, fibro and bursitis - so take your pick on what is causing it. The deal is that I'm limping and wincing. Ouch!

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Luckily, its Friday and I don't have to work so I'm going to the Rec Center to swim. I ate a banana and will take an NSAID for the pain. I don't think I'll be walking my 10,000 steps today. Its really funny but I feel sad about not being able to work out with an exercise TV video today. Who would have ever thought I would feel badly about not being able to exercise?

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Hopefully, this is just a short term hitch. I will find a way to keep moving until the inflammation subsides!

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RAJAH3166 9/18/2009 6:43PM

    know the feeling but it seems you keep on trucking great :) Swimming is still the best remedy for me and boy do I feel it when I skip a day hope you will feel better soon

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/18/2009 4:01PM

    Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I agree with all of you, I never thought I would dread not being able to exercise. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if it is really me. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
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GRANDMAZ23 9/18/2009 9:54AM

  Sorry to hear you're in pain. Take care of yourself for the next few days and you'll be back to taking on the world! :-) Swimming is a great alternative exercise that causes less stress on the joints. RURAL3 is probably right when she says you've probably been going a faster pace to keep up with DH on your walks. Tell his to SLOW DOWN a bit for you. I'm always having to ask my DH to take it slower for me. Good luck!
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RURAL3 9/18/2009 8:26AM

    I'm sorry you are hurting. I know the weird feeling of being sad because you can't exercise. Who would have known. Perhaps you have a little glitch because you were going faster than pace with DH on your walk. Hope it works itself out soon. But you go girl because you are still swimming. emoticon

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Changing the Pace

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Not much going on. Feeling good. That's really important - to feel good. How many mornings I've woken up and not wanted to get out of bed because I'm tired or depressed or hurting...or some other excuse. I need to remember the difference if I feel like slouching on my new lifestyle. I like getting up and feeling raring to go!


DH and I walked my regular 2 mile evening dog walk together yesterday (He's really in shape) I knocked 6 minutes off my 2 mile walk just walking with him. I came back tired and sweaty but happy. Even Bucky seemed happier walking at that pace. I guess I better just kick it up!
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JUST-AMY 9/17/2009 6:44PM

    Thank you for that. I've had a lazy, not-feeling-good day. I needed to read that other people have them and move it along, anyway.

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LIS193 9/17/2009 11:11AM

    Great attitude! Keep going, you can do it :)

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RURAL3 9/17/2009 8:46AM

    He's going to get you kicking it up a little. You won't even know it. Here's to feeling better every day.

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GRANDMAZ23 9/17/2009 8:25AM

  Your blog was what I needed this morning! Yesterday I was feeling kinda "blah" about the whole healthy eating, exercising thing. And when I woke up this morning I still felt the same. You helped remind me that I actually enjoy the new me and don't want to go back to the tired, sore, depressed person I was. Thanks for the "mental slap"!
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He's Baaack.....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It really is neat to have DH home. The house seems happier and full of life. But I did notice how much more active and upbeat I was while he was away compared to how I used to be before SP. I ate very healthful meals. I cooked rather than just put things together to eat. I was more active and energetic. I exercised and went out shopping and with friends. I just have more energy and enthusiasm now. I love my DH but I am a person without him. I've said it before and I'll say it again.....Life is Good!

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1Q842014 9/17/2009 5:26AM

    Excellent! I'm hoping to say the same things when my boyfriend is back in 4 months :) I feel I have more energy already just like you. And it hasn't even been a month yet. So emoticon

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NUSU2009 9/17/2009 12:16AM

  Congrats on your new personhood (my new word). It was there all along, it just wasn't showing itself. LIFE IS VERY GOOD!

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RURAL3 9/16/2009 9:20PM

    Glad to hear he is back and that you did so well while he was gone. You are a new person! emoticon

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