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Productive day in several aspects

Monday, January 18, 2010

Today I had a eye doctor appointment and lucky for me DH was home so went along with me; that ended up being a very good thing. I forgot tp bring my sunglasses today so got a pair of those cheap throwaways for the clinic. Now mind you I have used them before, but today the darn things would not stay in place over my glasses or without regular glasses on ( don't know why as my head is ths same size it's always been and have used them over the glasses before(last year). Then we had to go to another clinic to get my new frames and lenses as our medical coverage has changed and they pay a large chunk if you go to this one medical clinic to get glasses. So after those appointments DH and I went to the Mall of America and walked two and a half levels of the mall, so I got over 11500steps in today woo-hoo for me. We also had supper at the mall, and oh yeh my DH bought me a new wedding band and diamond, said it was about time as we have been married for almost 43 years. He decided he would get me them now as he is retiring soon and then probabely woundn't have the extra money to do that on retirement. So I guess I made out real good today, plenty of exercice , new glasses and new rings that have to be sized so will have to wait to get them. I still got my bootcamp and quick challenge done today too.


A bit better

Monday, January 18, 2010

I think I'm doing a bit better, but not out out the woods yet with my knee problem. I have started doing bootcamp again a couple of days ago, just being careful with my left knee, which makes me feel better knowing I can particapate again, don't like to be a quiter if possible.We had a very nice weekend, helped celebrate some friends birthdays by going out to dinner followed by birthday cake and ice cream at our house, which they were unaware of---so they were surprised. It is always nice when you can surprise someone.Today we had the Viking-Dallas game on and enjoyed the outcome, wishing the Vikings best of luck in New Orleans. Tonight I just did well, not much sat and relaxed ( could have ironed some clothes but hey theres always tomorrow). I have a eye appointment tomorrow, anxious to see if my eyes are failing any tests-haha, just part of aging. Actually my prescription hasn't changed in three years, so would be due for a slippage of eye sight. Well, gotta go finish the last set of windmills for quick challenge and think about heading for nightie night.


Slow going

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I injured my knee and leg on my left, so darn annoying for me. I barely walked both Sunday and Monday. Today was able to do bootcamp since it was for the upper body ( thank goodness), I'm not good at not being able to do some sort of workout. I also went to the gym and did upper body strengthening. I aldo started to do some walkibut only in the house, walking through all the rooms, but it's ok,better than nothing. Refuse to do to much walking out doors as the streets and some sidewalks still in bad ice codition. It will be interesting to see how I will feel Wednesday after activity today, as still having some pain , especially going up and down steps.

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SHIRLEYAMES 1/15/2010 5:48PM

    I am so sorry to hear your knee is still bothering you. I am so familiar with that problem.
Here's hoping you can get some rest, at least rest the leg, and ice it and elevate it when possible.
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Enjoying new challanges

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I like a lot of spark members joined the body bootcamp. I was a bit apprehensive before it started, but four days in I am really enjoying the process. I also discovered parts of my body is getting a much better experience with this bootcamp. I have been working out for several years, but found there is always muscles that evidently are not being used as much; so I think I made the right choice in signing up for bootcamp. I also joined the quick fire challange team at the same time, so I am going head on with revving up my workouts for the future, as the more you learn and can do the better the workouts can be; with being able to do more interchanging of exercises. Here to the future in 2010 that we all can enjoy what we are learning from Sparks People an can apply all we learn for happy, healthier lives in this new year. Happy new years to all you sparkers out there.


A new year

Saturday, January 02, 2010

A new year has emerged, time to move forward from our achievments and disappointments of the year that ended, hopfully, learning from the mistakes we have mad. We all have good intentions, but being human we don't always follow through with what we wanted to achieve. I myself, hardly lost the weight that I wanted back in Feb. when I joined sparks, and I know I have two months before my first sparkaversity; but I'm making a fresh start now in the new year. I know I' not a big winner for not losing all I wanted. I also think I'm a winner for having learned a lot from sparks and getting a foundation down for consistently working out doing both cardio and strengthening exercises. I now joined both the body bootcamp that starts in a few days and the Quickfire Challenge team to boost myself along on this journey I have commited myself to doing. I expect to make better strides this year of 2010, and just might reach my goal, if not will continue this journey until I do.

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PAULASTRAS 1/2/2010 7:22PM

    whoops, here I am again lol

later my friend :)

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PAULASTRAS 1/2/2010 7:10PM

    Hi Fran,
Congradulations on your achievement with the Quickfire
Challange, great work :)
Liked what you wrote on your blog. I joined Body Boot Camp too.
Will do my best....You are a winner for not giving up, and
looking forward to success in the New Year.I think the majority of people look realisticl as to what they can and cannot do. You defined a realistic point of view that is
very good.

Thank you for sharing this, and God Bless You,
hugs, paula :)

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SCIGEEK 1/2/2010 10:51AM

    Enjoyed your realistic viewpoint about why we are all here on Spark. I have made good progress on my weight loss but I too still have lots and lots to learn about being healthy. It sounds like you have made of goal of living a more healthy lifestyle which is different than losing weight. From my perspective I feel like a diet to lose weight is a short term goal with no real motivation to maintain that loss which is why we see ourselves yo yo up and down with weight. On the flip side of that a healthy lifestyle seems to be a long term goal with a side benefit of potential weight loss as you learn how to be healthier. I too have joined the new body bootcamp and will now check out the quick fire challenge. Good luck to both of us!

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