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Starting on a lacy shawl in crochet!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I just bought the materials on Thursday afternoon. I chose a simple but pretty pattern. Or at least, it looked simple in the shop. When I got home, I tried to start one motif and was surprised at how difficult it was to create the flower in the middle. I spent almost 2 hours today completing one motif. I will do it bit by bit, motif by motif. It is pretty!

I'll post pics on my sparkpage when I'm done!

  
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MISSDAISY23 7/29/2012 6:39PM

    emoticon Good for you. I bet when it is all completed, it will look really beautiful. I can't wait to see pics.


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LADYVOLSFAN1954 7/29/2012 5:52PM

    Awesome! Have fun. I have an afghan that I'm working on for my son right now.

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ADLINS 7/29/2012 3:47PM

    I'm in awe... I've tried crochet and can barely do a passable chain stitch!

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PATTYCAKE17 7/29/2012 12:01PM

    Can't wait to see your photos. I have trouble making flowers, too. Even bought a booklet with patterns, but can't figure them out. So if after crocheting over 40 years, i can't read some patterns, please don't feel badly. Just taking it one motif at a time is a good method. One motif, one day at a time. I'm taking my yarn and hook to Weight Watchers next week where one of the gals is going to show me how to make a flower. Sometimes a hands-on demonstration can show you more than a book of pictures, words and sketches. Just don't give up!! emoticon emoticon

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SAINTBETH 7/29/2012 11:05AM

    Good for you! You have the right attitude.

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USMAWIFE 7/29/2012 10:45AM

    i have to left thumbs with crochet. but knitting I am make a sweater a week

good luck.. looking forward to the pictures

also if you need help with the pattern, go to youtube or crochetpatterncentral.com and link on their tutorials

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LOOKINGUP2012 7/29/2012 10:10AM

    Can't wait to see. I am just learning the basics now.

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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 7/29/2012 10:04AM

    Awesome! Have fun............. Ruthie

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Easing back into exercise....

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I stopped exercising for 6 days because of DOMS but I've decided to start exercising again. I did 4 minutes of cardio to warm up my muscles then, I did 25 minutes of Pilates. The aching is starting again but I guess I'll just have to push through if I'm serious about the exercise and getting trimmer!

  
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Q8PRINCESS 7/29/2012 1:41AM

    Did you check it out with your doctor? Maybe a physiotherapist could give some helpful suggestions.

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MISSDAISY23 7/28/2012 11:41PM

    emoticon but please take care.
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FRANCES-AGAPE 7/28/2012 9:03PM

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LUCINDARW 7/28/2012 3:02PM

    Don't over do it but a little pain is always there with advancement. emoticon

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Undecided if I should push through with my exercise.........

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Have you had DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) that was so bad that you can't even walk up the stairs properly. Well, I've been having very bad DOMS for months now. Ever since I started my Pilates program.

It even hurts to get in and out of a car. My friend told me I should push through with the exercise anyway. Should I? I don't want my muscles to get weaker because they had no chance to recover! I've been resting for 5 days now. But I have been going on gentle walks.

Should I do more Pilates tonight or tomorrow?

Oh, btw, I get my Pilates workouts here : www.blogilates.com

  
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PATTYCAKE17 7/29/2012 12:08PM

    Years ago when Pilates first became popular, a woman I know wound up in the hospital due to those exercises. You may be putting undue strain on your back or spinal nerves. Check out with a chiropractor, or even change to different type exercises. Not every body can handle certain methodologies; everyone's different, but you knew that! Take care. emoticon emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 7/25/2012 11:16PM

    Go get it checked out. Muscle sorriness from working out only lasts a couple of days.

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MISSDAISY23 7/25/2012 9:22PM

    Maybe you should consult a professional exercise trainer or better still your doctor. I hope you did not cause any injury to yourself. Take care!
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OFFDREA 7/25/2012 4:01PM

    If it is just sore muscles you should take a rest day and then work through it. Have you ever tried a foam roller? They don't feel very nice but are wonderful for working out sore muscles. I would also look into getting some glutamine or a supplements with glutamine and BCAAs which help muscle repair.

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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 7/25/2012 2:19PM

    EOWYN I have been following your blog for a long time now and it seems like you are always sore. I feel you have to be overdoing it when you exercise. my opinion is that you should do more walking and only exercise say 10 to 15 minutes per session if you decide to exercise. I would only exercise on an every other day basis too. If you are sore, it means you are hurting yourself especially to the degree you describe. You may want to talk to your dr about exercising with your health issues as well as that may be playing a large part in your soreness. emoticon Ruthie

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GIRLAWESOME 7/25/2012 10:42AM

    If its really bad - like to the point where I am injured- I would speak my with my doctor. but in general- i will push through the pain..
Maybe try doing some yoga or a nice stretching routine- i usually find that a few minutes of warm up (maybe walking for 5minutes briskly, jogging in place for 30s, some jumping jacks, anything to get your heart rate up and blood going, muscles warm) and then doing some really good stretching will help(holding each poistion for at least 30s).. and then doing your work out - or even going for another 30minute walk and then a REALLY good cool down with long stretching works (holding each poistion for at least 30s) best for me.
usually the next day i feel like a champ.
if you are on day 5 of your muscles being sore, you should see your doctor. DOMS should only last 72 hours max... also try a hot bath after working out...

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CAH-RD 7/25/2012 9:58AM

    I think it depends on how bad it is. When it's as bad as you seem to be describing, I usually take a day or two off to recover (this usually happens the first day or two after re-starting an exercise program). If it's mild - like I can still walk right ;), I will usually try to push through. I think you know your body best. Sometimes it's best to rest!

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BREWMASTERBILL 7/25/2012 9:37AM

    If it's truly DOMS, exercise is usually helpful in temporarily relieving the pain. I almost always exercise through DOMS. If it's an injury, completely different story.

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I suppose I have to make an allowance for Tuesdays!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I always, always overeat on Tuesdays! Because I have home fellowship on Tuesdays. And today, I went to McDonald's with a friend, that is why my calories are waaaaay up today. I only had an apple pie and medium fries but that is already soooo calorific.

Oh well, I suppose I should make allowance for myself on Tuesdays. I usually overeat my calorie range on Tuesdays...........

I thought I was being good by forgoing dinner today, but that trip to McD's has already almost put me over! Grrrrr!

  
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ADLINS 7/25/2012 8:12PM

    i'm all for exceptions! I think they're good for us....

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SQUIRRELLYONE 7/25/2012 8:58AM

    Reminds me of my Thursdays: I always have fries at the pub on Thursdays, so I put that into my tracker first to remind me to cut down the rest of the day :)

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EOWYN2424 7/25/2012 7:55AM

    Malaysia's McDonald's doesn't serve salads! Pfffftttt!

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MISSDAISY23 7/24/2012 10:52PM

    I guess you could make an exception on Tuesdays!
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AUTUMNBRZ 7/24/2012 10:45AM

    hugs

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GYMCHICK30 7/24/2012 8:53AM

    There is different things at McDonalds you can get like a salad.

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 7/24/2012 8:04AM

    You could increase cardio to counter the added calories.
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RIDLEYRIDER 7/24/2012 7:44AM

  There are some good choices you can make at McD's...but it's hard when others are having the 'good' stuff! Persevere! You will make good habits become easier, in time!

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BREWMASTERBILL 7/24/2012 7:42AM

    You could make an allowance for Tuesday's. I think that's reasonable. But an Apple Pie is only 250 calories. That's not much.

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CHICA_BORICUA 7/24/2012 7:36AM

    DOUBLE OUCH!!!! emoticon

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I feel soooo tired today!

Monday, July 23, 2012

So, I think I've gained all the sparkpoints I can gain for today. Really not in the mood, actually.....
But I'm so close to hitting another 1,000 point mark that I just can't let it go! lol!

Well, I think I'll head for bed now...........

  
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LALMEIDA 7/25/2012 3:38PM

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Q8PRINCESS 7/24/2012 2:37AM

    IT's pretty hard not to resist those 1000's!
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FRANCES-AGAPE 7/23/2012 10:25PM

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You'll make your 1,000 this week
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How is your rash/allergy?

Have a Terrific Tuesday


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MISSDAISY23 7/23/2012 12:43PM

    Sometimes, I feel like you do too... It's easy to advise someone the right thing to do - go to bed when you are tired - your body needs rest... you know what I mean.
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WLSPICER 7/23/2012 10:20AM

    I feel you...it must be Monday :) I'm waiting for something to make this day better..i feel so tired and just ugh.......feeling

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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 7/23/2012 9:34AM

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WILSON1926 7/23/2012 8:47AM

    Sometimes we all need to take a break and rest so as not to burn out to early in the journey.
Good Luck
Michael

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