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The good news is. . .

Monday, March 17, 2014

The good news is:
I'm doing great at drinking enough water
I finished my run on Friday even though I was slow and didn't think I could
I knitted a really cute minion hat for the future grand baby
I have a 92% success rate on my goal of walking six days a week
I'm having a good hair day
my family is healthy
it's probably going to rain
I got the laundry done and my bathroom cleaned
I have a treadmill so it won't matter if it rains
I made a hula hoop and was actually able to do it
I have a good book to read
I have no idea what I weigh, and I lost an inch on my butt
I can make a list of good news

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USMAWIFE 3/17/2014 9:40PM

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MNCYCLIST 3/17/2014 7:55PM

    Awesome blog, thanks for sharing this!

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Not soon forgotten exercise

Monday, November 11, 2013

emoticon So, exercise with the kids is fun, right? Well,. my little daughter came home from school all excited because she had learned to run in to jump rope (you know, when two people turn the rope and one kid jumps). She really wanted to show me how she can do that. I praised her highly and told her that when I was a child, I never quite got the hang of that.
So the next day my husband brought a long rope home from his school and we took turns turning the rope and jumping. Not me, though, because I'm shy.
The next day, we were all out there taking turns. Even me, because I was feeling brave. emoticon At first, I tried to run in, but ended up immediately stepping on the rope or jumping with one foot and then stepping on the rope or some other variation of that theme. emoticon But still I persisted until I could run in and actually jump.
Then I had a brilliant idea. emoticon I could attempt to run out.
I tripped, and did an award-winning superman dive emoticon straight into the rocks. Now, these are not small rocks. These are over a foot in diameter.And they're close together. And they're not smooth surfaces.
And what do I have to show for it? NOTHING! A tiny scratch on one finger and one knee and some sore spots. Not even a bruise. Because I am apparently superman. emoticon And I'm proud to say, that the rope didn't hit me on the way out. emoticon

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BILL60 11/12/2013 7:42AM

    You are a "Rope Monster".

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LOOD1962 11/11/2013 1:56PM

    Keep trying, you'll get the hang of it (and a lot of exercise too). emoticon

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Water, Water Everywhere

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My most recent effort has been to drink three quarts of water every day. It's been interesting to me that I notice thirst more than I did before. And water tastes good. I'm trying to kick my diet pop habit. I've tried before and gone back to it. This time I've decided that diet pop is ok in limited amounts provided that I drink enough water. It's going well.
My other goal has been to go for a walk every day. I've gone most days. Certainly more that I would have without the goal.
This week, my goal is to continue with the water and walking and add more fruit and vegetables. That's hard for me. They aren't something that I look forward to. I like fruit and vegetables well enough when I eat them, but it takes real effort on my part to include them as a regular part of my diet. I'm more of a grain person. So, wish me luck. I'm going to need it.

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BILL60 10/28/2013 7:39AM

    Veggies are difficult for me to make a permanent part of my eating. But, I'll keep on trying.

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MJ7DM33 10/27/2013 10:16PM

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STUDLEEJOE 10/27/2013 8:18PM

    I am right there with you. I have been trying to kick the coke zero habit for a long time and not able to do it. Good luck with it.

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I threw away my scale.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I threw away my scale. It became necessary. I weighed myself regularly and was quite pleased to see improvement from day to day. The problem came when I went to the doctor and found that the doctor's scale was 20 pounds less kind than mine.
I didn't think much of it, but then my son-in-law came in and asked if my scale was right. I told him I didn't think so. He was also disappointed. My son tried it out and assured me he hadn't weighed 140 since high school. I went and invited my daughter to give it a try thinking it would be a fun moment for her. By the time she got to my bathroom, the adults in my house weighed between 30 and 40 pounds each. My 10 year old weighed 15 pounds and my teenage son weighed 20.
I'll admit that these are not overly large people, but clearly my scale had become a useless tool. So, I threw away my insincere and fickle friend.
That was two weeks ago. Since then I've considered investing in a new scale. But I've been thinking about all the reasons a scale might not be the very best tool for monitoring success. I've pondered on the fact that my trusty tape measure never varies. An inch is always an inch (barring user error).
I think I'll stick with the tape measure for a while and focus on diet victories and exercise accomplishments. I can always go visit the doctor's scale if I really want to know what it has to say.

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BILL60 10/21/2013 7:22AM

    Good for you.

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tragedy in my neighborhood

Monday, April 29, 2013

There was a horrible accident in my neighborhood on Saturday night. A 17 year old girl was driving and hit three 13 year olds and one 15 year old. Two of the kids were treated at the hospital and released, but one was flown to Primary children's hospital and is expected to survive while another was also flown to Primary children's, but didn't make it.
As near as we can tell from the police and witnesses, there was no one to blame. Just a very dark night, and an unlit country road with no shoulder to speak of. Certainly no place for pedestrians in the dark.
This is the sort of community that will rally round in support of all those involved. We're all just heartbroken. These are such good families and my prayers are for all of them.

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GARDENSFORLIFE 4/29/2013 11:33PM

    I am praying for all!
Sending you a big hug! emoticon emoticon

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FROSTY99 4/29/2013 3:08PM

    So sad-praying for all concerned.

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ALICIA214 4/29/2013 1:43PM

What a tragedy for all concerned and that poor girl will be haunted by that for the rest
of her life. there was a tragic accident here over the week-end that took the lives of five
people from the same family 2 adult females and 3 young children, the driver of the
other car is in hospital with serious injuries he ran a red light.
Why are we in such a darn hurry these days.?


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HARROWJET 4/29/2013 1:38PM

    Very sad. emoticon

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