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Profound

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Gosh--I don't have anything profound to say. I have done well eating and somewhat okay on exercise. Got in the strength but not aerobic. The babies just got picked up by their daddy, the house is straightened up, and I'm ready to pack for my mini vacation. Woohoo!

  
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FROGGEE 9/9/2009 10:08PM

    Way to go. Have a nice trip. K.

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GEINAHG0757 9/9/2009 8:37PM

    Have a great time, Geri! Sounds like you are in good spirits!
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Vacation

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Just one more day and then Reno! I am leaving for a mini convention (my husband's) and I get 4 days to do anything I want. Woohoo! I can't wait. I know I'm getting a facial with a hand and foot massage and will do some shopping but the rest is up in the air. We have a free dinner on Thurs. night and a banquet and big time show on Sat. night. We are free to do whatever on Fri. night. I'm going to kick up my heels and have a blast!

  


Nothin' happenin'

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Not much going on today. It was my day off but I was busy. Went with DIL and babies to winter shop for them. It's fun to see all the new fashion for little ones. Went to dentist appnt., library, Macy's for some new clothes for upcoming trip, car wash, and for the most pleasurable of all things--a foot massage. My DD gave me a GC for my Bday and I used half of it today. I even fell asleep near the end, it felt so good.

  
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GEINAHG0757 9/3/2009 9:13PM

    What a fine day...glad you enjoyed it!
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FIRST2BTHIN 9/3/2009 7:58PM

    SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT DAY TO ME, SOMETIMES WE NEED DAYS LIKE THAT

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Ankle

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I keep saying I hurt my ankle but it's not exactly my ankle. It's from the ankle down to the side of my foot. It feels like the side of the foot and the ankle are on fire. It hurts to put too much weight on it and I limp when I walk. I managed to get my strength training in along with heel lifts and lunges. It hurst but I tried not to put too much pressure on that side. I'd like to walk (not really) but I want my Spark Points. However, I'm afraid if I push it, I'll injure it more. So I'm playing it by ear. I didn't walk this a.m. and if the weather isn't too hot, I'll see how I feel tonight. Bummer!

  
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DOING_IT_4_ME 9/3/2009 9:50AM

  Sorry to hear about your injury. Be careful with it and try to do things you can that won't affect it so much. Walking may not be the best outdoors, I wouldn't want you to get to hurting then have to walk back in pain, unless you have someone you can call that can come and get you right away, I have done that with hubby many times especially at first with all the water I had to use the restroom too many times so I would call him to come and rescue me lol. I hope you get to feeling better really fast!

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CODEMAULER 9/2/2009 7:19PM

    There may be some floor exercises / stretches you can do, too, to keep the rest of your body limber while your ankle rests?

I hope you feel better very soon!
~ Trish

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DINAH-MITE 9/2/2009 3:59PM

    I use my gazelle strider because I have arthritis in my ankles and knees.... But there is always a certain amount of pain and will be until I drop at least 50pounds! Don't take chances.... you may want to stay OFF your foot for a while and do floor exercised and swimming.

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RACINEW 9/2/2009 3:40PM

  Having an injury get in the way of exercise is so frustrating! Especially when you're not looking for an "excuse" not to exercise. However, ignoring this amount of pain could cause further injury. Try putting an ice pack on it for 10 minutes at a time, 3-4 times a day for the next couple of days. In the mean time, try some exercises that put less stress on the ankle. Do you have access to a swimming pool? Walking in the pool can be very strenous, while being very joint friendly.

Take care and get better soon.

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Loneliness

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

I''m suppose to write about an emotion that causes me to overeat. This is pretty much the past, but loneliness was the main reason I overate. During the 60s and 70s, most women worked outside the house. My DH didn't want me to work, so I stayed home alone for a few years. I didn't have hobbies or outside interests. The only things that interested me were reading and cooking, which lead to eating. I filled the hours of the day with eating and then eventually with drinking. I was never an alcoholic but I kept the buzz going so I didn't feel anything. A doctor once asked me why I was overweight. I told him I would either eat or drink. He said he'd rather I was a drunk than fat. I changed doctor right away! Anyway, once I had kids and then grandkids I wasn't lonely any more, but the damage and habits were formed. I just ate to be eating. I've learned a lot and am much too busy to be bored and lonely now, but bad, old habits are tough to change. When I'm bored, I try to do other things. Maybe I can learn to walk if I get bored.

  
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DOING_IT_4_ME 9/2/2009 9:17AM

  I thought women stayed home in the 60's and 70's. I am a homemaker and you don't hear of about many of us this day and age unless they take a a few years off until their babies become tots and then they go back to work. You really have to be creative to be able to stay home so you won't get lonely. I am usually into some project and when I have a stand still I can also start to feel lonely so I understand what you are saying. I then would find another project or hobby to get into and then all is good again. Now my kids are getting older and times are getting tough on a one income especially here in California and that stresses me to know that I will probably have to find work at a time there aren't any jobs. I am thinking about going back to school. We all have our reasons why we stress and over eat but we all have the ability to be strong and beat that monster! Good luck in all of your goals!

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GEINAHG0757 9/1/2009 2:49PM

    Boy, don't some yucky things get imprinted on us early. You are doing the little steps that will change that. They don't happen in a day, a week, a month. But repeated over & over, THEY WILL STICK! You hang in there...and know what an inspiration you have been to me.

Geinah
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