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Sunday, December 19, 2010

This month it has been snowing a lot. And it is almost sure we will get a white christmas.
That happens every 7th year in Denmark. Lat year was also a white christmas.
It has meant a lot of snow shovelling. I rapport it as hard digging. And that uses quite many calories.
I also bicycle and go by train rather than by car. Yesterday I bicycled to the train and walked around 2 km to get to the destiny. calories burnt and an incredible lovely view.
So this december is an active month!!
I am in the aspire and inspire group.. here we have to take 10 pushups every day this week - quite a challenge! emoticon

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CAHUNO2 12/20/2010 9:03AM

    We have already had snow this year but it is gone. Here in the mountains of Arizona, we are expecting RAIN for the nest few days!

Sounds like you are getting lots of activity in = congrats!! emoticon

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KARENA-G 12/20/2010 5:53AM

    I wish we had some snow, but that's pretty rare in Georgia.

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FRIDA11 12/20/2010 3:31AM

    Thank you for the comments and what an interesting description of life in Ohio. To go by wheelchair in snow must be a challenge.

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FITGRL124 12/19/2010 8:15PM

    You're doing great! Keep it up!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 12/19/2010 7:56PM

    I agree - the pushups get to me sometimes.
We have a lot of snow every year where I live in northeast Ohio (U.S.A.). It hasn't been too bad this year - only about 9 inches in my area but neighboring towns have had up to two feet. There were drifts in my yard over four feet deep last winter, but that was an exceptional winter.
It has been cold and windy here and the snows been on the ground about three weeks now. The temp is averaging about 18 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chills down to -10. I do have an all-wheel drive vehicle and can get out when I need to, but thank goodness I don't have to!

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Cholesterol and blood pressure

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Many people suffer from high cholesterol and high blood pressure - especially fat people.
I donīt Even though my fat percentage is around 33 or 34 and I weigh about 13 kg too much with an BMI that is 30
My mother had a heart attach a few years ago. She had a high cholesterol..
So it is not inherited. We eat differently
I seldom eat sugar while she often eats cake and go to bridge where they eat fat food and cakes. I never buy butter while my mother always has butter and when she visits me she always brings butter.
I donīt know why I have a low pressure. Maybe it is because I eat fish every day? Either canned fish or fish on the pan or in the oven. My mother also has a low blood pressure both in the normal limits.
Then why am I too fat? I have a low metabolism - it is measured - and I do too little exercise.


Spark is the best and the worst

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The best - Because it is inspiring
The worst - Because it is one more temptation to be at the computer rather than being physically active...

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LHLADY517 11/3/2010 6:22PM

    Set your computer up in such a way that you can walk in place while at the computer. That's what I did.

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 11/3/2010 1:15PM

    So True!!

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MCJULIEO 11/3/2010 9:42AM

    I hear you!
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SEAWAVE 11/3/2010 8:19AM

    I have the luxury of starting my day of with SP for about an hour each morning (that will change when I go back to work LOL). My other approach is to break it down into 15 minute increments throughout the day. I find that reading the articles, blogs, etc. reminds me to keep to my goals for the day. Sooooo easy to get caught up in the computer, though!

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MARLENE2995 11/3/2010 7:26AM

    I so agree with you. When I realize I have been on SP too long, I find a motivational story or quote to close it down. Then I am in the mood to do something physical.

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IMEMINE1 11/3/2010 5:38AM

    you are right in a way.
I guess you can put it with your portion control category.
You can keep track with a timer.Set it for 15 minutes or so and then get up and do something else for 15 minutes.
Then do 15 minutes more computer time if your not done and on and on.

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PTCAKES 11/3/2010 5:36AM

    Yes, it is a balance. But like Staleyk I find that the time spent at the computer with SP helps me to make the healthier choices I need in my life.

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DBAILEY0438 11/3/2010 5:32AM

    at least your being productive and doing something to help yourself

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STALEYK 11/3/2010 5:29AM

    You are correct...but SparkPeople reminds me where I've come from and where I'm going and helps to set the direction I go during the day...Have a great day!

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Dally task - with and without a machine in calories

Monday, October 04, 2010

Every day we have some choices in our lives...
Examples in our job
Take the elevator 3 floors up 1 cal
Email to colleges 6 cal
take the stairs 11 cal
go and talk with our colleges 8 cal

Drive the children to and from their institution 12 cal
Driving in our car to and from work 18 cal
use 20 min on bike or walking with the kids to their institution 144 cal
walk to and from the bus(train to our jobs 108 cal

At home in doors
Sitting and talking in telephone 30 min pr day 11 cal
use the remote control for changing TV channels 1 cal
Wait for the pizzaman 11 cal
Use the dishwasher 18 cal
Use the drying tumbler 0 cal
Using a cleaning lady/man 0 cal
Using a window polisher 0
standing and talking in the telephone 18 cal
getting up and change channels 4 cal
use 30 min to make food ourselves 54 cal
wash dishes by hand 47 cal
hang up the washed clothes 8 cal
cleaning the house once a week 45 cal
polish windows ourselves every 3rd month 4 cal

Home outdoors
Let the dog out in the garden 2 cal
Mow the lawn with a machine 6 cal
Wash the car in an automate 1 cal
walk with the dog in 30 min 108 cal
use a manual grass clipper every 10th day in summertime 14 cal
wash the car manually once a month 8 cal

Look at TV or sit by the computer 16 cal
walk a tour / play with the kids for 45 min 164 cal

Using machines, car etc. the total is 103 calories used per day
Avoiding machines, car etc. the total is 745 calories used per day

Note A task done once a week is devided by 7.
In one month it is 3090 versus 22.350 calories used
My source is an official paper from the Danish health departement (sundhedsstyrelsen)which I have translated and calculated from kj to calories.
We have a lot to win by saving electricity and gasolin! emoticon

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REMODELINGPAT 10/23/2010 6:35PM

    emoticonI LOVE IT! I'll have to copy these figures to use as motivation! emoticon



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FRIDA11 10/5/2010 8:30AM

    At least those figures made impression on myself.
I better leave the computer..NOW!!!!
And finish cleaning and painting etc. I have people coming for ceramics lessons tomorrow evening long emoticon

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Buying from Spark People

Sunday, October 03, 2010

I bought the 10 minute cardio and 10 min fit and form
The price in US is 19.50 $
freight 46$
And Danish import tax 225 kr = about 40$
Well In Denmark you can not get quite the same DVDīs
Wonder whether it can be done in other ways.
Strangely enough the bill said 0 toll.
Any Way import restrictions and toll is one way to keep the third world pour or make them determined to immigrate.


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