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Friday, September 25, 2009

Two of the Spark Articles that I read this morning pointed out that just losing 10% of your body weight can affect your health tremendously. One said that losing that much can improve your blood sugar, the other talked about the improvement in your blood pressure. Since I have problems in both areas, my ears perked up. It dawned on me that losing 27 pounds since June 17th is exactly 10 % of my starting body weight.

At my physical my BP was down to 130/80 from 140/90 and my Blood Sugar was 100 down from 112 last year. So, yes indeed, losing 10% of my body weight was great for my health. Also my cholesterol went from 200 last year to 180 this year. I am seeing important results from my efforts.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/26/2009 1:41PM

    I am so glad for the information. I have not reached that goal yet, but I can hardly wait until I get there.
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RURAL3 9/25/2009 12:13PM

    I am excited about this too Nancy. I have lost just shy of 24% since my last visit. I go in for bone density and cholesterol next month. I am actually looking forward to going. Can you believe that? emoticon emoticon You are doing so good.

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LOULOUBELLE2 9/25/2009 10:24AM

    emoticon emoticonSeeing those numbers come down like that makes it all worth well doesn't it.....Nancy, your on your way to a much healthier DaisyBell. emoticongirl, your doing a fantastic job........

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CHAIMANN 9/25/2009 9:40AM

    Good for you!

That's what my doctor has told me, too. "Even taking off 10 or 20 pounds will help." I've done that, and gone past it, so I'm looking forward to seeing the look on his face at my next visit!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/25/2009 8:32AM

    That is great, I also have lost a bit more than 10% of my body weight, I have see increased energy and have to hve my numbers checked in a couple weeks. It is great that you see an improvement

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

I've been pretty active the last couple of days and felt a little achy last night. I woke up very stiff and achy this am. So instead of feeling discouraged, I am just going to listen. I believe my body is telling me to rest today, to take a break. So, I didn't do my DVD this am. I am going to take some ibuprofen and just walk today. I believe that listening to my body is something I never learned and I am going to try to learn that lesson now.

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RURAL3 9/24/2009 2:10PM

    sounds like great advice. I am sure your body thanks you. emoticon

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KATVHALE 9/24/2009 11:19AM

  Amen! My body is telling me today that I totally overdid it on my vacation last week and so, I too, am taking it easy and allowing my body to get back to normal!

Good Advice for sure!


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LOULOUBELLE2 9/24/2009 9:29AM

    Way to go Nancy... Listening to our bodies is very important. So is walking...that will take care of your exercise for today.
You can also do some GENTLE stretches to work out the kinks.
Enjoy your walk in this beautiful autumn day.....

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1Q842014 9/24/2009 9:21AM

    Sounds like you have full control and emoticon

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/24/2009 9:16AM

    That is a great lesson. I think listening to our bodies is the only way to truly take care of ourselves.

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Stepping Away

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Well, I'm working on our town's walking challenge and have increased my steps every day.
Sat - 6739, Sun - 11050, Mon - 11848, Tues - 13076.

I'm going to try the new step part of the fitness tracker but I'm just going to log steps over 10,000 since we are all supposed to get in 10,000 steps a day so I guess that counts as BMR.

I still can't get over how much I am enjoying moving my body. Even my strength exercises are becoming easier if not exactly more fun.

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GRIFF2734 9/23/2009 9:31AM

    emoticon You doing a great job!! I know exactly what you mean it does feel so awesome. Keep up the great work you are doing stay focused and determined Im so proud of you!!

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RURAL3 9/23/2009 9:02AM

    That's the way it should be don't you think? Then we would all do it. People don't know what they are missing. emoticon

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Happy Fall

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I am really enjoying the cool fall weather. The colors were beautiful in the mountains this weekend and my hikes were more enjoyable because I wasn't sweating as much. emoticon

Yesterday I walked at 630 am in my local park and I was actually a little cold the whole walk. I need to bundle up more if it stays this cool. emoticon

I exercised with the 30 day Shred - 1. I haven't done it in a couple of weeks I guess and I forgot what a workout it was. Wow! emoticon

I never used to like exercise but now that I am mixing up what I do, I really enjoy it. I don't have a real schedule except that I strength train on MWF. I just get up in the morning and say to myself "What would be fun to do today?" and I do it and it is fun.

Happy Fall Everyone and Happy Fitness! emoticon

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/22/2009 5:21PM

    I just love the mountains in the fall, especially when the leaves are changing colors. It is one of the most relaxing seasons for me. Glad you enjoyed your hike.
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RURAL3 9/22/2009 1:15PM

    I am sure the mountains are beautiful this time of year. Take advantage of it. I have pretty much the same philosophy on the exercise. MWF strength training and everything else is up for grabs as long as I do something. emoticon

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/22/2009 11:04AM

    It was cooler here this morning too. I need to buy a spark hoodie, but first I ahve to lose enough to fit into it.

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SCAREDOFFROGS 9/22/2009 8:49AM

  You have happy energy on your sp page. I like this time of year too--I had to put my long johns on this morning--

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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.
Well, when I got home from the mountains I changed my clothes and threw a load of wash in the washer.
You guessed it! My pedometer was washed.
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!

Life is still good! emoticon

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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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