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Yoga Anyone?

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I've been wanting to try some yoga to see if it will help my back a little and maybe help me sleep more than 6 hours a night (or less). I had tried it a few months ago and found it a little challenging, but I thought I'd give it another try. I've sent for a beginning yoga dvd on netflix and am looking forward to trying it when it arrives. I also thought about looking at the dvd's at the library., but haven't done it yet. I looked at reviews of yoga dvd's online and just got confused so I didn't know where to go next. Well last night I checked out exercise tv and found "YogaWorks Beginners AM PM. It was kind of long - 45 min, but I really enjoyed it. It was a little fast but I'm sure it will be easier when I know what I'm doing. The best thing was to see how much more limber I am than I was when I tried a few months ago. Wow, what a difference!

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RURAL3 12/3/2009 3:17PM

    What tape did you try? We had one at the gym but it seemed too hokey. A lot of downward facing dog and not much else. LOL

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NANCYRUBIO 12/3/2009 8:14AM

    I found yoga hard on my back with all the bending. I love it and had done it for years. It opens you up and releases tension in the body.
Tapes at library are wonderful and we get to keep them for 3 weeks. It gives you time to see how well you like the subject of the tape.
Much success in your journey. emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 12/3/2009 7:41AM

    I can't do yoga, I have 3 buldging discs in my lower back. I wish I could do it!

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LILSAI 12/3/2009 7:22AM

    I never thought I would really enjoy doing yoga, I really enjoy the dancey rhythm of aerobics, I thought yoga will be too slow and I'd get impatient. Until I tried Kundalini, WOW the first session I did I couldn't believe the work out I had done and I felt brilliant afterwards, It's gives you an enormous sense of wellbeing.
Well done keep it up! emoticon

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Cereal Fun

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I'm having fun with food! Yesterday at lunch it was too cold to walk around the park so I went to the grocery store. I was looking for ground flaxseed to sprinkle on my cereal and oatmeal, but Safeway didn't have it so I went to the local natural grocer (where I never shop). Well I found the flaxseed and more! I got some steel cut oatmeal, some quinona and some Scottish porridge which my grandma used to make for me when I was growing up in Paisley, Scotland. I entered it all in my tracker today and had some steel cut oatmeal with raisins, banana, cinnamon and slivered almonds for breakfast...mmm mmm good. It gave me all the energy I needed for my 30 minute cardio session. Now I just have to do my strength training.

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GABY1948 12/2/2009 8:11PM

    Isn't it wonderful to make new discoveries? Glad you had such a good day.

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RURAL3 12/2/2009 12:11PM

    Guess you found a new store to shop at. More cold weather exercise. emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 12/2/2009 11:25AM

    Wasn't that a geat find? I just love to enter my own tracking of food, I feel more secure.

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11-RENEWAL-20 12/2/2009 10:03AM

    I love steel cut oats...I find my flax meal at Wal Mart...Hodgson Mill.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Last night when I got into bed, after a very good nutritional and calorie day, I began to crave...... Oh, I wanted some almonds, or some wheat bread with hummus, or even a big bowl of bran cereal with 1% milk. I just wanted something good....

Wow, what a change. 6 months ago, I would never have believed that I would be craving those things ...EVER.

Life is good!

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DIANNEDEMING 12/1/2009 5:32PM

  Hopefully, one of these days, my cravings will be the same type as yours, instead of salty stuff with a little chocolate thrown in for good measure!

Saw your photo.....congratulations on doing the hard work and keeping the determination that got you to this point. You look great, and I hope you are just bursting with pride at your accomplishment! Motivates me to do better. Thanks for sharing!

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RWETHAIRYET 12/1/2009 11:35AM

    heehee, Bran cereal?????
Yup there are definitely changes going on, looking at that list, lol. It's great that they're all healthy cravings!

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RURAL3 12/1/2009 8:04AM

    And here I thought you were going to say you got up and ate them. I never even noticed that it was all nutritional food. Guess that says something about both of us. emoticon

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Mission Accomplished

Monday, November 30, 2009

I got thru Thanksgiving well. My asthma is almost back to normal. I got back into my strength training on Friday and my DH did it with me up at the cabin! I walked at least once every day although I couldn't walk my usual distance at altitude. I ate well-staying very close to calorie range every day. I actually had a 500 cal deficit every day! My weight was exactly the same this a.m., which I am very pleased with. I had to enter 5 days of menu on my tracker last night which was no fun. I entertained the idea of not tracking on weekends, but my DH suggested I wait until I reach my goal before I start doing that. I guess he is right.

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving also and that we are all ready for the month ahead!


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BIRDLEGS29 11/30/2009 12:42PM

    I would add the importance of tracking AFTER you reach goal weight. Once there, it is so easy to add a bite here and there and back up we go. I am on maintenance and track every morsel. Keeeps me on the straight and narrow - most of the time.


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BOVEY63 11/30/2009 11:20AM

    So happy to hear that you are feeling better. I agree with your DH and RURAL3, to keep up with the trackers - it's too easy to slip back into old routines without them.

I hope every day finds you feeling better and better!

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RURAL3 11/30/2009 8:26AM

    I agree with your DH about the tracking. I tried to quit it early and didn't do well. "I can see more clearly now". You are doing so well Nancy. Glad to hear you are getting back to par with your health. And easing into the exercise. A job well done. emoticon

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Thankful for the Joy of Health

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I've been with Spark for about 5 months, lost weight, increased my fitness and improved my attitude.

I am so thankful I found this web site. Right before joining, I had been "trying" to lose weight for several months and wavered between 270 and 268. I said, "I just can't lose weight, no matter what I do" What an attitude. A set up for failure if I ever heard one. I just wasn't doing the things I needed to do. I was eating too much and not exercising at all. Ever heard that before?

In this Thanksgving season I want to put it out there that I am greatful for the knowledge, support, friendship and fun Spark has put in my life. I am generally very happy with my life, but being healthier has added so much joy and enthusiasm I can't express it all.

I wish you all the best Thanksgiving possible and the joy of health.

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RURAL3 11/25/2009 8:11AM

    I will second all of that Nancy. When our bodies are healthier our minds are healthier. And we grow too. Not just in age. I have experienced a bond with so many wonderful people and really miss the time on SP when I am away.
Have fun in the mountains and a blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours. emoticon emoticon


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JULIEWATSON1 11/25/2009 8:11AM

    Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

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