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So mch excitement within me

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Oh my gosh what a day !!! I joined a gym tonight walking distance from my home just a few blocks. The gym just opened a few years ago. They have a special going on this month first month is free then each month it is $19.00 other wise after the special it is $ 40.0 a month. Plus I have NO sign on fee plus I am not locked into this. Then I went to a chiropractor she is awesome did a lot with my back, I feel great, she also spent an hour & a half with me. I may have to get a tens unit. I love the idea the gym is right by me no car driving ,plus it opens at 4:30 am I am ready for this I just need to remember to not jump into this gym & go nuts then give up because I tried to do too much all at once. I joined gyms before & quit I feel a drive within me more than ever in my life!!!

  
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GRACEISENUF 9/15/2012 12:55AM

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CLAIREINPARIS 9/14/2012 11:09PM

    Great news! I am so happy for you that you found a gym so close to home and so cheap too. It sounds very wise to decide not to overdo it though, you don't want to hurt your back... I wish I could find a gym so cheap and close to home, I would join for sure! You made a great decision! Go Judy!

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MEXGAL1 9/14/2012 4:23PM

    Good for you! I do hope you get into going to the gym on a regular basis and make it a habit. Will hope to hear that this is the case.
Woo hoo!
Have a terrific week end.
Sallie

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JURASSICSUE 9/14/2012 3:58PM

    Well done for joining the gym! It sounds ideal, being so close to home. That makes it far easier to fit it into your day regularly. As you say, take it easy to start with - it's the keeping going that will make the difference. I've done the same - getting super-enthusiastic and then burning out fairly quickly. Now I do little and often and it works much better.
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TIMOTHYNOHE 9/14/2012 12:25AM

    OK, Step one: Join a gym
Step two -- and this always seems to be the hardest part -- GO TO THE GYM

It is so cool that you can walk to it. When I first joined the YMCA, it wasn't close enough to walk. Then after a few short weeks, it was in walking distance.

It didn't move.
I didn't move.

Walking distances just got shorter.

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KOMAL53 9/13/2012 8:34PM

    Go to it!!!Here's to a fitter,healthier You!!All the Best for your new plan---Gym away but safely!!Take Care and God Bless!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My very first ever

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I had won a deep tissue massage . I went tonight after work it was the most relaxing ever. I have scoliosis bad & so much pain in my back most of the time. The massage was really deep & she was very good. Yes it hurt some but right now I feel like I am a cob of corn with butter melting off it!!! My surgeon wants to put rods in my back. I will not do that I am not afraid of the surgery ,but I am afraid of staph infection or MERSA. I see too much by working in the pharmacy besides he said it is not a guarantee it would help me.
I should really sleep sound tonight.
Judy

  
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CLAIREINPARIS 9/14/2012 11:06PM

    Ohhh I love massages! I bet you did sleep really well after it. I am glad you felt it helped with the pain.

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MEXGAL1 9/13/2012 10:35AM

    awesome...so glad you got to do this. You deserve it!
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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PURPLELVR7 9/13/2012 7:51AM

    that is so awesome

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SUNSET09 9/13/2012 4:11AM

  Massages are the best for what ails you. I would consider a holistic doctor and try everything I could before going under a knife that may not help you at all. Some will elect to suffer through the pain and I'm sure, you already know about that. There are different kinds of massages and you may want to check your medical plan to see if it offers discounts and/or specials are available to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KOMAL53 9/12/2012 10:07PM

    I am glad that you loved the Massage and got a really good Massuese to do it for you.In India we have these women coming home on a regular basis to massage and bathe the new mothers--specially just after the birth of the baby.Ayurved recommends this for both--the baby and the new mother!!!These women massage both,then bathe both---helps the Baby's bones to become straight and strong----- and for the mother eases the pain and discomfort of child birth.
Hope this helps to reduce your pain---and like you I'm very wary of Surgery too--absolutely the last resort!!Take Care My Friend and God Bless!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I took myself out on a date!!!!

Monday, September 03, 2012

I have not done anything for myself for sometime. I always have someone with me.I worry about their needs & likes. I just told my husband I was going. I got dressed up which most times I just fly out the door with anything on to run quick errands. I even put makeup on. I rolled the car windows down & turned up the air conditioner. I love the feel of the cold air on my face & a breeze blowing in the window. I put my favorite CD on ( CHI ) a relaxation/ meditation tape. the instruments are awesome. The first place I went to was a knew hairdresser about a month ago I had a perm go really bad. My hair was fried & it looked like I put my finger in a light socket !!! Nancy gave me a wonderful style & cut, she even gave me a small bottle of leave in conditioner to see how I like that. I then went to my favorite spa & bought my under eye concealer the name is Youngblood the only thing that really covers the raccoon inherited black circles under my eyes. I also picked up a pretty shade of blush which I was running out of. from there I went to Bon Ton & bought a black pair & a navy pair of Clark shoes on sale.I then went to a beautiful gift shop to order lamp shades. The gift shop is a church built in the early 1800's the stain glass windows are so beautiful & with the midday sun shining through the colored glass it was so beautiful. On the way home I stopped off at the roadside market & bought some red & green lettuce. Went home & made a nice dinner for my husband & I. This is an ordinary day for some, but to me it was qreat & relaxing I felt refreshed when I arrived home. I usually blast the heat up on the stove to hurry & get the dinner cooked this time I did it slow.This all may seem mundane to others, but to me I had a few hours of just being on my own, & gliding along.
Judy

  
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ANGRITTER 9/8/2012 9:12AM

    You deserve the alone time, and if you can't get it, make it! I love how you were just like, I'm gone. I wish I could do that but I have a nosy Aunt who lives with me - she's 65 - and she gets upset when I don't tell her everything. And a lot of times I just stay in my room when I don't want to be bothered by her. The door is open, but I work better in my room.

Thanks for posting on my blog today about the stability ball. It sure looks easy when Coach Nicole does it, but I have a cast on my left leg and didn't even think to put shoes on when I first started, so my feet slid across the carpet and I sat there thinking "How am I supposed to get a shoe on this cast?". I just took the sock off and let the rough texture work with the carpet, and it worked... somewhat.

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CLAIREINPARIS 9/4/2012 1:26AM

    It is so important to have some 'me' time!!! I am glad you had such a lovely time.
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DOTTIESPLACE 9/3/2012 9:58PM

    Nothing better than spending "Me" time. Hope you feel refreshed and renewed....and that you don't wait too long before taking yourself out on the town again.

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SUSANS706 9/3/2012 2:19PM

    Sounds wonderful! We all need some time for ourselves!! Glad you enjoyed your day!! emoticon

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MAUITN 9/3/2012 10:58AM

    What a lovely and rejuvenating day. A day like that gives you the patience and energy to go on to do for others. A reminder to you to schedule your ReNewing Days.

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MRSCLAUS46 9/3/2012 10:22AM

    Congratulations on doing something just for you! Enjoying this journey makes it a heck of a lot easier I am finding out!
Happy Labor Day!
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MEXGAL1 9/3/2012 10:06AM

    sounds like a wonderful day to me. So glad you enjoyed and got to have this time for you!
You deserved it!
Have a great Labor Day Judy.
Sallie

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TODAYYES 9/3/2012 7:39AM

    OMG Judy you are right it's like we are the same person.... how weird is that! Enjoy your day girl.... we need days where it's all about US!

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CMKARLS 9/3/2012 7:09AM

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What is the best Juicer to buy?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I would like one that does the root vegetables plus the green leafy spinach & lettuce. I was reading on the net that some of them do not do well on the leafy ones. I never juiced before. I need some advice thank you
Judy

  
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PROVERBS31JULIA 9/8/2012 12:41AM

    There is a SparkTeam that I'm a member of (but I can't think of the name of it?? ha! I'm tired. I think it's Smoothies & Juicers or some such. Just look at the list on my page!!)... anyway... we inherited the old centrifugal style juicer that my mother in law had back in the 70's...that specific brand isn't made but there are gobs of other "brands" using the same basic idea. (I think ours is Acme Juicer but someone else is borrowing ours now. Omega is another etc). The basic thing on these is the centrifuge requires a thin filter and then all the pulp, skin, core, seeds, gunk all lands on this thing while the juice slowly dribbles out... Several drawbacks - one is having to clean this glop, and two, you only make maybe 16-18 oz of juice. If you are trying to do a lot then at some point it will get too full and won't juice and it's just not good, seems like it starts making weird noises (like I said, one friend borrowed it and then she lent it to another friend.). Also because it is stripping out the fibers etc then if all you are doing is a juice fast, then you'll need to take some fiber capsules or powder, psyilleum (sp?) or other fiber type supplements to prevent constipation.

I eventually got a Vitamix and I like it better. The fiber stays with the juices so it's more filling and less likely to get constipated... I think you could do it with the Ninja, just had to be more careful about how you load your machine, especially if you are wanting to combine root parts with leave parts. I can't remember the exact sequence that Vitamix recommends (a DVD was included with my purchase with recipes and tips). The main idea is that the stuff that's easy to pull in and blend needs to be at the bottom and then the harder stuff like ice or frozen fruit (I've even used frozen asparagus or frozen spinach just to portion it out without spoilage in the fridge) on top, if you are putting it all in the Vitamix all at once...plus, they usually recommend 1/2-1 cup of water or other juice just to get that initial start going well. The other approach with Vitamix, and I'd probably do this with the Ninja (I also have an older Ninja and didn't really understand the process of making juices as well until I got my Vitamix) would be to blend the softer things, and then just add and process each additional ingredient one by one, just adding it to the already blended items so it doesn't get overloaded. And since, well in the case of mine, my Ninja containers are both smaller than my Vitamix, so obviously I can't make as ;much at one time.

Some swear by the Breville, which is the one featured in the documentary "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" by Joe Cross - the Australian who went on a 30 day juice fast here about 2-3 years ago. Or was it a 90 day fast? I forget. You can watch it on NetFlix.com or I think maybe if you join his website, there's a way to see it for free there. I can't remember now. Been awhile and I need to do it myself. Just have family issues to work around. Others, of course, have their own opinions and recommend other juicers. Just really kind of have to try different machines or watch different machines being used (like if you have a Smoothie King or other commercial juice shop in your area) many times they will have a Vitamix and also a Champion, if they are offering wheatgrass juice shots etc. and the owner/employees can give you their opinions.

That's all I'm thinking of right now and I've not done just huge amounts of research. There's plenty around who have. Another one is Steve Meyer... Meyerowitch or some such - "Sproutman" - you'll be able to find his books & materials on search engines, in Amazon.com etc and his own website which I haven't gone back to my email to look it up, but he discusses the various pros and cons of the various juicing systems too. I forget what he actually uses on his day to day stuff.

Hope that helps??

Julia
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MEXGAL1 9/1/2012 5:49PM

    my advise...if you could rent one first see if you will stick with it. I bought like the most expensive one that really handles everything. It's a Green Star Twin Gear. It was pretty expensive as I recall...like $600. If I were in the states and could ship it to someone I would sell it on ebay. I would also sell the expensive dehydrator I also bought...what was I thinking. too much clean up for the juicer and I decided that I like to eat solid foods more for the calories.
Best of everything to you.
Sallie

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LHLADY517 8/22/2012 11:28PM

    I hope you find an answer to this. I want to try juicing, but haven't bought a juicer yet because I'm not sure what one to get. I do have a Ninja kitchen system that's supposed to juice, but I haven't tried it yet.

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I cannot believe I accomplished all 15 house chores on my list today Yippy Skippy !!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

When I woke up today I made a list of what I had hoped to get done. I said to my self am I really going to finish this ? I even had doubts. After each one was done I crossed it off & went to the other chore on the list even took a break to read a chapter from my book. Each time I got one chore done it felt so good . I finished all of them I feel so good right now. Just maybe this is what I need to do with all my chores, plus with my work out's make a list of what i will do on working out each day.
1.wash clothes & blankets
2. wash windows
3.scrub kitchen floor, sun room & bathroom floors
4.Polish with furniture oil bathroom, kitchen table & chairs
5.Clean silverware drawer
6.put slip cover on vanity chair
7.clean freezer & refrigerator out.
8.polish up shoes
9.went to farmer's market
10. went to seamstress
11. cut up & froze 1 gallon of peaches
12. ironed for a half hour
13. sorted all recycles into proper bins
14. cleaned out under sink
15.made breakfast, lunch & dinner ( on weekends I order out ) ( a knew change no more only occasionally )

  
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CLAIREINPARIS 8/19/2012 4:11PM

    Wow, that is a long list! Maybe I should do the same too! :)
Good for you!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 8/18/2012 10:27PM

    Way to hang in there and accomplish things.

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GRACEISENUF 8/18/2012 10:21PM

    Great goal list...phew...I got tired just reading it! lol

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ELRIDDICK 8/18/2012 10:04PM

  Thanks for sharing

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