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Day at Home

Saturday, November 07, 2009

I had quite a day yesterday. I went to the Rec Center and tried out a swimming training session provided by Swimplan.com. I found out about this website from a blog on Spark People and I thought I'd give it a try. I really enjoyed it. It made my time swimming go really quickly and fun. I'm probably imagining it, but it seemed like my strokes were smoother after doing the drills.

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When I got back, DH said he would like to work on cleaning out the garage instead of working on the basement....so we cleaned out the garage. I worked for about 2 1/2 hours with him which was 1 1/2 hours too much for my back. I really felt badly the rest of the day. But heat and Aleve did its trick and a couple of hours later I felt good enough to do my shopping.

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I bought 3 pound dumbbells ... I can't believe how much heavier they are than the 2 pound dumbbells I have been using. I also bought a Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds DVD to use at the cabin when its too snowy to walk outside.

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Another day in my journey to health!

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JUST-AMY 11/7/2009 9:34AM

    You are a woman on a mission and active in your planning to succeed! I take a great lesson from this blog today, Daisy.
Blessings to you!

Amy

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DAISYBELL6 11/7/2009 9:33AM

    My sore back is not from an injury, but from standing on a concrete garage floor for 2 1/2 hours on a back that has been fused because of degenerative disk disease. I use moist and dry heat all the time. Ice just tightens my muscles and makes my back feel worse. But thanks for all the advice and suggestions. We can all learn new things from each other.



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RURAL3 11/7/2009 9:02AM

    Ice is good for initial injury to ease the inflammation but moist heat after that. Not dry heat. My chiro always says moist heat is the best. I wish I had somewhere to swim. Actually I wish I knew how to swim properly. I do not know how to breathe. I never took lessons as a kid and taught myself so I am all about plugging my nose. emoticon Do you think at 57 I could take lessons? Would it do any good? I guess there isn't really anywhere within 20 miles to do it anyway. Oh well I guess I am not jealous...but happy for you about that swimming. It sounds so relaxing as opposed to working out at the gym. Have a great time in the mountains

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GABY1948 11/7/2009 7:56AM

    emoticonI am sorry you are sore but sounds like a really good workout you got there! Now, take it easy and then start all over again! emoticon isn't that the way it usually goes? Have a great weekend!
Gaye

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PATTIANNT 11/7/2009 7:27AM

    Ok, it that's a quiet day, I want to know what a busy day is for you! Great job keeping active, my parents and inlaws have all just kind of stopped living. It really is sad....keep having fun and enjoy life, and your grandkids. I understand about the pain, I have Fibromyalgia, they say the pain is similar to arthritis, if so, oh....go for you for resting when you need.
Keep doing it.....you are doing GREAT.
Patti

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NO_SNOW_BODY 11/7/2009 7:22AM

    It sounds like a productive day. I love my WATP dvd's for when I am stuck at home or just want an extra push. Glad the aleve helped your back.

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SWEETCYCLINHAMS 11/7/2009 7:21AM

    That's awesome. And I don't believe you were imagining anything. Stretching before you workout does help loosen you up, preparing you for smoother strokes and motions as you go through your routine - even if it's aquatic.

The only thing you'll want to be careful about is the heat applied to your injury. When you're injured, as good as heat feels, the best thing for over-exerted and sore muscles is an ice pack. Believe me, I hate the feeling of ice on a sore area, especially when it could be warm (or hot, in my case) as much as the next person, but that heat can actually cause you problems after the fact.

Say it with me, "Ice and Aleve. Ice and Aleve. Ice and Aleve. Ice and Aleve."

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Shopping my Closet

Friday, November 06, 2009

I have really been having fun the last 3 evenings. I have had clothing stored in 3 different closests in 3 different phases of my recent life. My bedroom had sizes 22 and 24, my office had sizes 20 and 22 and my guest bedroom had sizes 16 and 18. So I went shopping!

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I started by putting the 22's and 24's down in the basement! Definately drowning in those. emoticon

All of the 20's fit and most of the 18's fit so I have a new wardrobe! fun, fun, fun!
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SCIGEEK 11/6/2009 11:50PM

    Way to go Girl! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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SHOAPIE 11/6/2009 9:58PM

    Congrats. Keep going. I'd donate larger sizes. You don't ever want to wear them again, do you? Maybe keep one thing to remind you how far you've come.

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RURAL3 11/6/2009 7:20PM

    Isn't it amazing. I am glad I kept all my small stuff too. Now go shopping to get a few accessories and you are done. You are doing so great.

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OURELEE1 11/6/2009 7:16PM

  Great !!!!!!!!!!!!

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VANDALEE13 11/6/2009 10:58AM

    emoticon emoticon I will have to do that. Glad you can now get rid of the larger sizes. But why are you keeping them???Give then away. I am sure you will not be needing them again. Right!!!!!! emoticon emoticon You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

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TFROGHUNTER 11/6/2009 10:56AM

    wow!! great idea!!! CONGRATS!!!keep on sparking! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 11/6/2009 10:31AM

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SLOOPY7036 11/6/2009 9:19AM

    I know how you feel....I am looking forward to "shopping" in my closets for those size 16-18 and XL tops. I will be so happy not to wear 1X or 2X tops. Just getting into a size 18 from a size 20 will make me feel SOOOO much better!

Congratulations! Keep up the good work....
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Weekend Plans

Thursday, November 05, 2009

This weekend DH has Rotary function on Saturday morning so we're not going up to the cabin until Saturday afternoon. Saturday night there is a neighborhood meeting at the firehouse in the mountains so we will finally get to meet some of our neighbors. It's an annual pot luck that we just found out about. We are going to bring a huge vegetable salad.

It will be funny staying home on Friday but I will use the time to clean up the rest of the basement - or at least start on it. emoticon It'll take months to finish!

I'll get to stay longer at the Rec Center on Friday which will be nice. I always hurry so we can leave for the mountains.

That's it for today. Have a great day everyone!

  
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LKWQUILTER 11/6/2009 8:35AM

    Have a super great time in the mountains this weekend. It is fun to meet all the neighbors.

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RURAL3 11/5/2009 8:42PM

    You sound like you are just go with the flow Nancy. I think Gaye is right. The salad is a smart move. Have fun swimming longer.

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GABY1948 11/5/2009 8:26AM

    Have a great time at the potluck. Sounds great! And how smart to take a big veggie salad!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 11/5/2009 8:03AM

    Sounds like fun attending the potluck, enjoy meeting the new neighbors

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Quiet Day

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Nothing much to talk about today, but I wanted to stay in touch. I am trying to blog daily. I am still working the program. I am staying at the same spot right now, but I can feel my "shape shifting" emoticon

Things look much smoother on me, I can see my waist and I can bend to tie my shoes. One day at a time!

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RURAL3 11/4/2009 12:21PM

    That is certainly something to blog about. emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/4/2009 11:45AM

    Sounds to me like things are definitely moving in the right direction.
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I know what you mean about being able to tie your shoes. For a long time I would only buy slip-ons. Now I can tie them without huffing and puffing.
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Have a wonderful rest of the day!
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GABY1948 11/4/2009 11:32AM

    Great! Especially seeing the shape shifting. Hugs to you.
Gaye

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 11/4/2009 11:32AM

    emoticonSounds Great! Keep up the great job!

Barbara

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OURELEE1 11/4/2009 11:14AM

  Great!!!!

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L-OSTER8 11/4/2009 11:02AM

  Good for you . . . the best achievements usually take time!

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KEELY128 11/4/2009 11:00AM

    Have a great day!

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Spreading the Spark in my Home

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My DH has seen a change in my physical fitness and has actually asked me to help him with his flexibility! So this morning we are going to do about 10 minutes aerobic exercise and some stretching. Wish me luck in making it a routine!

  
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RURAL3 11/3/2009 5:17PM

    Waiting until they ask is key. You show by example and they will come around. A job well done my friend. emoticon

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GABY1948 11/3/2009 3:12PM

    emoticonnow, THAT'S when you know you have ARRIVED!
Good Going Daisybell!

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10285115CS 11/3/2009 8:05AM

  be careful. i tried telling my 300 pound step daughter about sparks and she got made at me.

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