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The good news is...

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I passed my self-defense test with two bruiser, burly police officers and lived to tell the story.

The bad news is--either when I was stomping and kicking one of them or when he caught the back of my ankle and calf while I was trying to get away, I sprained, bruised and generally messed up my right, lower extremity. I did RICE immediately afterward yesterday, so I'm just walking stiff today--not hobbling.

It was a great experience. I feel empowered. We were warned that in real life, where we're not dressed in protective gear (I looked like a Ninja warrior), we're likely to do harm to ourselves while executing the moves necessary to free ourselves. But being injured and alive is a good alternative.

  
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LYNCHD05 7/4/2013 10:58PM

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!! I AM SO IMPRESSED.

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HEALTHYBARB1 7/4/2013 2:45PM

    Having 2 police officers to test your ability and passing sounds like you did great!! Hope your ankle feels all better quickly!!
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LASARRE 7/3/2013 1:51PM

    Great job passing the test!

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ADRIENALINE 7/3/2013 12:41PM

    Wow, more powerful than ever. You go girl!!

When I lived in NY a took a much more wimpy self defense that talked about carrying change in your pocket to throw at an assailants face or keys to use as brass knuckles and aim for the eyes. This sounds so much more empowering. Remember the best defense is to run like hell.

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FLORIDASUN 7/3/2013 10:24AM

    Woo hoo...no one had better mess with our Jonnie girl! emoticon I myself prefer the whimps way of self preservation....PEPPER SPRAY...b**S***T***D! emoticon emoticon Actually I'm pretty much of a pacifist...if I see someone scary I immediately take myself out of danger!

Good training from my many years working in banking. That's the ONLY good thing I can say about THAT profession! emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/2/2013 11:50PM

    Glad to hear you passed! Stay safe and may no one ever bother you where you need to use these great, new skills.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/2/2013 7:30PM

    Way to go on passing the course!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great accomplishment!!!!!
Take care of your ankle!!

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SPARKLE1908 7/2/2013 2:50PM

    That's great news (not about your calf, ankle)!!! Self defense is a good thing to know....hope you never "need" to use it

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 7/2/2013 2:26PM

    You Go Girl. emoticon emoticon

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BRAVERUDE 7/2/2013 1:03PM

    You are soooo AWESOME!!!! take care of the injury - patience is the toughest part!! emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 7/2/2013 11:28AM

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I'm proud of you for mastering self-defense. WooHoo!!!

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MUSIC2HISEARS 7/2/2013 10:41AM

    Wow! Great course to take! Sorry you got hurt, but keep RICEing and you'll bounce back in no time!

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BBONET 7/2/2013 10:37AM

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Now just rest your ankle!!! Sounds like that was fun and you don't know your own strength!!! emoticon

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ROCKLAND2010 7/2/2013 10:13AM

    Congratulations! That was smart to take class. It's good to know the right way to protect yourself.
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NKING1982 7/2/2013 9:52AM

    Hope you heel fast, a self defense class would be fun to take

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WILSONWR 7/2/2013 9:51AM

    I guess you really did pass the test! Sounds like they didn't take it easy on you, but that's good - great preparation if you ever really need to use it! Hope you feel better soon!

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WooHoo! I'm going to Paris!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wanna join me on the journey?
Some of my Sparkfriends have formed their own Summer Mileage Challenge. I'm starting a week late, so I just filled in my exercise for the missed days.

Here is the original blog:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397240


Template for Summer Mileage Challenge

June Mileage Goal/Estimate: 25 miles
06/21: 3.1
06/22: 3.1
06/23: 3.1
06/24: 3.0
06/25: 2.0
06/26: 3.0
06/27: 2.0
06/28: 3.0
06/29: 3.0
06/30: 2.0
June Actual Total: 27.3


July Mileage Goal/Estimate: 80
07/01: 3.0
07/02:2.0
07/03:1.0 (darned sprained ankle!)
07/04:1.0
07/05: 1.0
07/06: 2.0
07/07: 0.0
07/08: 0.5
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Here's to being in Paris by the end of the summer! emoticon

  
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MAGGIE101857 6/29/2013 3:55PM

    I thought you were really going as well! I was so excited for you! Well, I'm still excited for you...because this is a super challenge! Good luck!

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LASARRE 6/29/2013 3:05PM

    I was doing this with another group.

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SONYALATRECE 6/29/2013 11:41AM

    Dang! I was hoping you were going literally.
Uh...give me more details in an email.

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FLORIDASUN 6/29/2013 7:36AM

    Hey...I've got my Paris guidebook...let's GO! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/28/2013 9:52PM

    Glad to have you with us!!!!!!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/28/2013 2:01PM

    Great motivation for regular walkers or runners. You can do this.

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ADRIENALINE 6/28/2013 2:00PM

    What a great idea! Give my regards to the tour d'eifell

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Back on track

Monday, June 24, 2013

You guys boost me up so high, I have no choice but to prove you right. I'm back on track with a vengeance, and have lost the water weight gained through my "indiscretion."

Breakfast today--a green smoothie (packed with fiber): kale, spinach, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, banana, soy protein, almond milk. Yummy! Now I'm ready for yard work--WooHoo!

  
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MMHELGESON5 6/26/2013 1:50AM

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FLORIDASUN 6/25/2013 9:11PM

    Good job on getting back on the health wagon...and I'm SO stealing your uber cool post on you are what you eat....LOVE IT! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BBONET 6/25/2013 11:53AM

    You are the one that inspires!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/24/2013 10:14PM

    Knew you would do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SCARLETCURLZ 6/24/2013 9:47PM

    Great job!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 6/24/2013 8:57PM

    You inspire me!

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ADRIENALINE 6/24/2013 8:27PM

    I knew you'd be back on the applecart in no time! emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 6/24/2013 7:53PM

    Love it!

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LYNCHD05 6/24/2013 4:11PM

    Go get em girl!!!!

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Just destroyed my eating plan--back to the drawing board

Saturday, June 22, 2013

  
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JENSTRESS 6/27/2013 4:18PM

    I had a screw up too. It is okay, I just started over today, and I am back at it!!!

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FLORIDASUN 6/23/2013 3:35PM

    Hey sweets! We all take a few detours but you've got your map back in hand...your back in the drivers seat! emoticon emoticon

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BBONET 6/23/2013 12:49PM

    This is so true!!! Continue on, you of all people know how to get back on track!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/22/2013 11:30PM

    Sweetie this was just a little detour......you are back on track!!!

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COLUMBINE2 6/22/2013 7:59PM

    You & me, babe...except I destroyed my a few weeks ago! Don't follow my tracks!
Your photo is awesome & you are sooo close to your goal.

I hope you can grab your bootstraps & show'em who's running this show! You, that's who! You've done so well...and you can wrap this up!

I'm the one screamin' "YOU CAN DO IT!"

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ADRIENALINE 6/22/2013 6:47PM

    What a great opportunity to turn yourself around! You can do it!

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SONYALATRECE 6/22/2013 6:29PM

    Dust yourself off and get back on the saddle.
You can do it!

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/22/2013 6:01PM

    I'm so happy for the incredible mercies and forgiveness that are mine . . . now we just need to forgive ourselves so we CAN begin again. New beginnings are such a good thing! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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WILSONWR 6/22/2013 5:50PM

    Just think of it as a time to renew your plan!

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ROBBIEY 6/22/2013 5:23PM

  It happens just get back on a plan as soon as possible.
Do not give up!!!

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No more plateau

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy to say that I am 1 week into eating a plant-based diet, and am losing weight effortlessly. Heart disease runs in my family, so I initially became interested in this eating plan when I saw Dr. Fuhrman on The Dr. Oz Show showing the gigantic benefits to our health that eating a diet of vegetable and fruits offers. He did not lie. His plan is called Eat to Live. You should check it out. I joined a Face Book group that is extremely supportive with offering adaptions of recipes etc., but 2 HUGE salads a day plus a cup of beans is something any of us can do. :)

  
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BBONET 6/22/2013 9:08AM

    Looks interesting!! Thanks for sharing. I am going to look into it!!! I need a good jump start again!!! Continued success on your goals!!
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SHIMMERMAMA 6/20/2013 2:33PM

    Iiiiiiinteresting! I like salad. I like beans. I like Dr. Oz. I could do that every day.

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/18/2013 10:23PM

    Very inspiring. Both doctors rate high on my list.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/17/2013 11:40PM

    This sounds like something I should look into

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ADRIENALINE 6/17/2013 2:10PM

    I am thrilled that you have found a way to get yourself going again. That is awesome news, my friend. I hope you get back to where you are supposed to be right away. You go girl!!!

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WILSONWR 6/17/2013 9:08AM

    I'm going to take a look at that one. I'm definitely in a "rut."

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