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Silent Disco - My Way to Exercise At Home

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My plans just changed, I am not going to the gym and Kali needs her treadmill time. So I am going to take my iPOD and ear buds and go downstairs and dance to my playlist while Kali runs on the treadmill. A silent disco is a disco where people dance to music listened to on headphones. See the 2 videos, this could be me!

video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/the-sil
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And I will turn on some music if Kali will dance with me...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc9xq-TVyHI

  
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LESLIE_2B_LESS 12/16/2010 3:26PM

    emoticon I could just see it!

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LAURIETAIT 12/14/2010 6:47PM

    I have done the silent disco thing. Ehat I really want is to be able to merengue like that dog!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/13/2010 3:12PM

    Sounds like fun!! Enjoy!

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LONGWINDINGROAD 12/13/2010 11:54AM

    Good for you! I am going to have to do some different things this week since the weather is so crummy...I'm slightly nervous because I really LOVE my wogs and I know they're a good workout for me! The joys of winter in the midwest!

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MRSGOFARR 12/13/2010 10:40AM

    that sounds fun. Do you have a way to know how much you are able to burn. Have you ever done a zumba dvd!!!??

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ANDYINBC 12/13/2010 9:30AM

    Too much fun! Keep dancing! emoticon

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PAMAPPLE 12/13/2010 9:25AM

    Great videos... my DD will like the the dancing dog!!

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LOVESLIFE48 12/13/2010 9:23AM

    sounds like a plan!!!

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SAISHA100CJ 12/13/2010 8:07AM

    I love this blog! emoticon

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XENA1956 12/13/2010 1:09AM

    Get your exercise any way you can. I love this idea. LOL
I always dance around the house when I do housework with my headphones on. emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 12/13/2010 12:20AM

    Good for you!

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LINZEE118 12/13/2010 12:16AM

    I loved it! I think I could handle that kind of exercise. I wonder how many calories you burn? emoticon

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KMICHA 12/12/2010 8:54PM

    Love the silent disco . . . I have been know to do that! The dog is amazing!! Why can't my dog do that??? emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 12/12/2010 8:00PM

    I've done the silent disco thing. What I really want is to be able to do the merengue like that dog!

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/12/2010 7:58PM

    Much more impressed with the dog's dancing than the silent disco dancer.

Really enjoyed the dog video. There was a lot of training that went into that performance!!

Have a good week. I sure hope your weather is better than ours, but looking at the weather map, it looks like it's pretty much the same. Do you cross-country ski?

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BECKA525 12/12/2010 7:52PM

    That was great. Just think of all the calories he just burned getting down to his own music. Used to do that in the kitchen when I was cooking. Then a friend walked in while I was singing and dancing. Kinda of embarassing. Have a great time dancing. emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 12/12/2010 7:51PM

    Funny! And I think I would consider doing that!

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PERSISTANT123 12/12/2010 7:40PM

    Silent Disco --- that one's for me! I could definitely see me doing that!
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MARTHAWILL 12/12/2010 7:28PM

    Hilarious. I loved the video. Hmmm, I am looking for a new exercise DVD.


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VLRATLIFF 12/12/2010 7:20PM

    Great videos. You made my day.

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FVHORVATH 12/12/2010 7:16PM

    I have done that and it's so much fun! But if it was ever seen some one would probably lock me up and throw away the key! LOL

Have fun!

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BETRME100 12/12/2010 7:06PM

    funny video...I can so see myself doing that...lol!!

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CARRAND 12/12/2010 6:59PM

    I am amazed that your dog will run on the treadmill.

Enjoy your dancing!

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ANELAKANOA 12/12/2010 6:50PM

  omg I love putting my ipod on and dancing in front of my mirror! You really get an amazing workout in emoticon

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EEEEEEOOO 12/12/2010 6:40PM

    Fantastic! I might try this myself!

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    Great idea! I like it!! emoticon

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Mindful Eating, Decluttering and Trainer

Friday, December 10, 2010

I was home for lunch today and just a little hungry. I really focused on what I was doing as I had some extra time. I made an open faced tuna salad sandwich. I toasted one slice of frozen sprouted wheat bread and let it cool a bit before I buttered it. It took less butter than hot toast would take. I waited to see if I was still hungry or if one slice would suffice. Yes it did! I realized I was mindfully eating, not too hungry, not rushed and eating slowly really tasting the food. Rather just focusing on what I eat, I will also note how I eat and train myself to be a mindful eater.

We are getting our house ready to sell. We have lived here 11 years and will be moving 18 hours away. The last few years we put off buying new things knowing we would move. So decluttering is selling furniture, lamps, etc. yet keeping enough so the house shows well. I would apprecitate any moving tips you may have.

I get motion sickness performing abdominal exercises on a ball, or a mat. I looked it up online and it's more common than I thought. Having a trainer caused me to try the type of exercise I avoid, but I decided to give it a try and I am still trying to get over it or modify the exercises.


This is Alan and I before we went out dancing all night.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/13/2010 3:11PM

    You look beautiful!!

I love mindful eating too. It makes everything taste better and makes eating more enjoyable.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/11/2010 12:03PM

    way to go first on the mindful eating and on the dancing the night away you lucky thing.did i mention you are both looking good?you do anyway.right re the move.first in trying to sell your place this is a nice time of year to make your house look all homly and inviteing.put up the decorations and christmas lights,also in the garden when possible,make it inviting have a fire going in the fireplace if you have one.when you know the protental buyers are coming.have a day blanket lying on the couch or over it.make sure you have some freshly brewed coffee going to offer them and because of the smell,have some freshl bread or cookies either baking in the oven or just come out of the oven so they can smell it it makes a place seem more homly and family orintated.if you have a little coffee table or bedside tisch have a couple of books lying there with one looking as if you have just put it down.all this will help to sell the house.if you have friendly neighbours ask them to pop by and say hello when the people are there to see the house.might help as well especially if you know if the people who are coming have kids or not.

packing tips,first decluttering,any object you have not worn,played with or used in the last year adn half,chuck.sounds hard but if you havenīt needed it in that long and in any of the seasons of the year you probably wont need it.if you already know what your house is like that you are moving too,when you pack put them in boxes etc and label the box with the room it will be going into in the new house,that will make it easier to put straight away in the right room rather than by labeling it with what is in the box.write fragile and this way up on fagile stuff.remember when you are doing books,books are heavy so not too many in a box or pack them in small boxes.what i did with my books was put them in suitcases that had wheels on then,saved carrying.get everybody to pack their own personal stuff and label it them self.that way if anything gets lost or broken it is there own fault and not yours.you have enough to worry about with the moive itself than having to look for everyones elses things.remember to do a to do list of things you are to cancel or change.forward your mail to new address,cancel newspapers or vegtable deliveries.get all your medical records from dr etc.cancelling telephone, electric.that is your responsibilitry not the new people in your house.also in the new house try and sort out the telephone,computer network etc before you move so you have it when you first move in.you donīt know what you might need the first day,same with electric etc they can take a while to get conected overwise.have a look on the computere the place you are going to move to.look up drīs,churches etc.find what is on offer for you what shops etc.after living where you are for such a long time and leaving your friends you might feel lonely,disorinated and home sick.by knowing what is available for you and maybe having something to look forward to might help.good luck and if you need any other tips let me know.my father was in the forces and we used to move around often as a child then i was in a job which involved working around the world with several changes.you can do this.izt just takes organisation and strong nerves whaich you process both.

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SWEETNSKINNY 12/11/2010 12:01PM

    Love the photo! Good luck with the decluttering, and moving. Fantastic job on lunch. Mindful eating is key!!

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CINDER1971 12/11/2010 7:10AM

    I thinks it's great you and your husband go out dancing. My fiance is NOT a dancer...if I can get him to sway, it's a major accomplishment. The mindful eating thing is amazing. Great job. Good luck with your move. Oh, and motion sickness on the ball or mat? Have you tried closing your eyes? I know it sounds silly but I get some kind of weird vertigo sometimes when I'm doing situps but if I shut my eyes, it goes away. I don't know why.

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HAPPYMOM8 12/11/2010 12:40AM

    You both look great! You must be doing something right-(like mindful eating!)

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MARTHAWILL 12/10/2010 10:53PM

    Congrats on the mindful eating. Thanks for sharing. Good luck on the move! Our last move is still fresh in my memory although it was about 6 yrs. ago.

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CARRAND 12/10/2010 10:45PM

    I think mindful eating is the key to success. I haven't moved in 12 years so I've almost forgotten how hard it was. I try to declutter frequently, but my husband is a pack rat, so I can only do so much. Good luck to you!

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JMCADE 12/10/2010 10:20PM

    Great photo. Good luck with the decluttering. We are trying to do some of the same - it is truly a challenge.

Great job on the lunch also. You are doing everything right.

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TUDI4480 12/10/2010 10:12PM

    Great photo! Looks like you're on your way out to a very fun evening!

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HLTHYETER 12/10/2010 9:46PM

    My advice on moving? 1. Avoid it if at all possible. 2. Consider a professional mover. 3. If 2 not followed ask for friends, relativies to help--it is really too much for one or two people to do by themselves. Not planning to ever move again--had too many already! Best of luck on the move--and way to go on the mindful eating!

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MARYBE4 12/10/2010 9:43PM

    Great picture. emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 12/10/2010 6:51PM

    Good work on the mindful eating. As for the motion sickness maybe try lying on your back, knees bent, with the exercise ball between your feet and lifting the ball off the floor.
You look very spiffy all dressed up and on your way out! And your going out to be active too!



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YICHE12 12/10/2010 6:45PM

    You two look lovely. I sure hope to get some dancing done during these holidays. DH and I haven't gone out dancing in quite a while now and we both love dancing.

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BETRME100 12/10/2010 6:14PM

    What a great picture...and going out dancing is one of my favorite things to do too!!

Isn't it amazing how much stuff we accumulate over the years? My boss is moving and has so much stuff that he never uses...I suggested he sell some of it...he has furniture, in his garage, that he hates...but he keeps it because it belonged to his grandmother...

Good luck with your move!!

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MAUITN 12/10/2010 4:23PM

    Beautiful picture.

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SAISHA100CJ 12/10/2010 4:23PM

    Mindful eating - that's great, Lynn. I need to do that more often!
I love the photo and love the idea that you all went out dancing all night! We love to dance & it is great exercise!
I hope the motion sickness goes away with some of those exercises. That is no fun!
We have not moved in a while, but, the best advice I can give you already know... declutter, - makes everything look very neat and clean, and makes the rooms look bigger, too!
Have a nice weekend!

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INTOTHESOUTH 12/10/2010 4:07PM

    I loved the mindful eating sentence. It is always a good day when we realize that is how we are eating.

As to moving tips, if you are still looking to get rid of things I recommend contacting your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore or Goodwill. Either one will take donations of household goods and you get a tax deduction from your donation.

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TISHTOES 12/10/2010 2:41PM

    Thank you for the reminder to try mindful eating. A good strategy.

I have been in my house for 28 years so I have decades' worth of decluttering to do! You are wise to think ahead.

Sorry you are having motion sickness issues with the exercises. Keeping your head above everything should help (I think!). Just like in a ship, try looking ahead at a single object.

Good luck!


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LESLIE_2B_LESS 12/10/2010 2:24PM

    I love the picture! You guys look great and so happy!

emoticon on the Mindful eating, I think that I sometimes just eat because I want to or by habit.

I haven't moved in 14 years, so I have no advice on that. Good luck with your move and 18 hours away! That's a big move!

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LYNNOTT 12/10/2010 2:22PM

    Thank you for sharing your tips in this blog - I will have to remember to eat mindfully. Can't help on the moving tips as we've been in the same house for 29 years! You make a very good-looking couple!

Have a great weekend!

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How Kali Stays in Shape in Winter

Monday, December 06, 2010

Note she runs without a leash or collar, just hops on and does her 30 Spark minutes. Of course I ride my recumbent bike beside her or exercise in front of her so she is not left unattended. What a great little athlete she is and a great motivator, she goes non-stop 30 minutes.

  
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HOLISTIC5 12/16/2010 7:56PM

    wish she lived with me to motivate me !!!!

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SUZANNEMW 12/10/2010 2:06PM

    I guess I need a treadmill...great pic!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/9/2010 10:50PM

    She looks good too. LOL.

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ALIBROM 12/8/2010 1:30AM

    Oh my gosh! That is so amazing. What a smart dog you have. Maybe I could train Shiloh my crazy-in-the-head Labradoodle to do this. She has so much energy to burn off, and my husband "only" takes her out running about 3 times per week.

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MCKATIE2 12/7/2010 9:47PM

    What a cute and talented girl!

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HELLOLOVELY 12/7/2010 7:34PM

    aww, way to go! hehe

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ELISELOVE1 12/7/2010 4:52PM

    cute picture emoticon

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ANGELICA254 12/7/2010 4:01PM

    This is so cute! Our dog never wanted to go near the thing. emoticon

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MSPRIS3 12/7/2010 2:01PM

    That's awesome! My female JRT will do the treadmill with little incident, but my male is a different story.

Do you have any tips??

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FATROCKSTAR 12/7/2010 12:52PM

    That is toooooo cute! Normandy emoticon

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JULIAOAK 12/7/2010 12:19PM

    wow - cutesome!! emoticon

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ANNIE7205 12/7/2010 12:09PM

    What a great dog! I've seen one other dog do that, and I think it's abosolutely adorable!!!!! I don't think Hunter could handle a treadmill, though. He has the attention span of a fruit fly, so out we go to see and smell the world no matter what the weather is like. He looks pretty darn cute in his hoodie, though. :)

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MRSGOFARR 12/7/2010 11:19AM

    wow - what a workout buddy!!! this is why dogs are a man's best friend!

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FLY0NTHEWAL1 12/7/2010 9:07AM

    That's pretty amazing! I wish I had room in my apartment for a bike or a treadmill, that would make my life so much easier!

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SUPERDUCK79 12/7/2010 8:39AM

    Adorable!!!

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PAMINHALF 12/7/2010 8:30AM

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SHEILA1505 12/7/2010 4:46AM

    Good to see how happy she is :)
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L3DESIGNS 12/7/2010 2:59AM

    Wow! What a great workout companion...

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TUDI4480 12/7/2010 1:30AM

    WOW! What a great idea. You and Kali are great exercise buddies.

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SPARKNB 12/7/2010 1:29AM

    That's excellent...reminds me of the dog in that Will Smith movie, "I am Legend", but Kali is for real!
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ERIECANALGAL 12/7/2010 12:22AM

    That's fantastic! ! never heard of a dog doing that.
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CHICASMISSION 12/6/2010 10:26PM

  I love it!! emoticon

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MARYBE4 12/6/2010 10:23PM

    She is so sweet... Good exercise for her... emoticon

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W82GOWHEE 12/6/2010 9:48PM

    Good for you both!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 12/6/2010 9:46PM

    Nothing like having a motivated work out partner!!!

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CAROLJ35 12/6/2010 9:40PM

    Did you teach her how to do this?
Beautiful dog and great photo as well as interesting blog!

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ANDYINBC 12/6/2010 9:40PM

    How the heck did you get her to do this?

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ECASPERS 12/6/2010 9:29PM

    She is awesome and great to work out with - great companion.

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LAURIE9404 12/6/2010 9:22PM

    You really have a healthy dog. I'm lucky I can get my lazy pup out for her morning (and most of the time) afternoon walks. That's great!

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LINDEE6 12/6/2010 9:18PM

    Wow! My goldens think the only way to walk is outside...regardless of the season or weather!

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FLYER99 12/6/2010 9:02PM

    That is so cute. My dog was scared of the treadmill haha!
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CARRAND 12/6/2010 8:37PM

    Your dog is amazing! What a hoot. Somehow I can't imagine my cats doing time on the treadmill.

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LJOHN44 12/6/2010 8:37PM

    OMG! What a cutie! I should probably get a treadmill for my husky- she's a total nut, nothing tires her out!

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MUEHLBBO 12/6/2010 8:34PM

    How cute! What a trooper.

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HIKESHAPPY 12/6/2010 8:25PM

    How adorable!

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SAISHA100CJ 12/6/2010 8:17PM

    Kali is just adorable!! What a smart dog! She is just so sweet & cute!

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DRC2009 12/6/2010 8:11PM

    Can she teach my cat to run on the treadmill? emoticon

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FUNNINFIT 12/6/2010 7:53PM

    This is too cute!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 12/6/2010 7:48PM

    Wow, this is SO cute! I would love to see a video! emoticon emoticon

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BETRME100 12/6/2010 7:27PM

    this is adorable...Spooky got on the treadmill once and just slid right off the back of it...animals are so funny!!

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LAURIETAIT 12/6/2010 7:25PM

    Cute! emoticon

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GERAPTIKO 12/6/2010 7:18PM

    Very cute!

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TRIGFROST 12/6/2010 7:15PM

    We should all learn her lesson for the winter time... emoticon

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GROEDER 12/6/2010 6:58PM

    I love it!!!!! My dog wouldn't know what to do on a treadmill!!!! he just sits and watches me ride my recumbent bike in the winter.

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EMPTRS 12/6/2010 6:43PM

    Ha ha I love it! I've tried to get my little 3.6 pound puppy to walk but she is too scared!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 12/6/2010 6:34PM

    Wow, Great idea! When the weather is great, we take my Rottie for a 5 mile walk every Sunday. She really needs this exercise and really enjoys it! Now that it is cold, I wonder if my dog would be able to do this? What speed does your baby do?

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This Will be a Dream Come True

Saturday, December 04, 2010

emoticonI weighed in for the Winter 5% Challenge this morning. I have struggled for years to get to 199 - below 200 pounds. I calculated what a 5% weight loss would do for me and this has me so EXCITED!!!!

Starting weight 210 lbs
Challenge Goal = lose 10.5 lbs
End Goal weigh 199.5!

In 8 weeks I can break through to onederland! I can be down a clothes size and rid my closet of size 16 everything.

Today I looked back at the last month and saw some of the reasons I want to lose weight and become healthier. I did this to motivate me to think of what will be ahead of me in the new year and to remind myself of all I have now.


This is me in Las Vegas in November. I love to travel.

I was there with my friend Helen.

And had fun on The Strip on Halloween night.

And this is one of the very special people I visited in Las Vegas,

The next week hubby and I were at our place at Black Mountain Ranch in Washington. I didn't have time to ride a horse, but I will next summer.

We are getting a little cramped for space in our old travel trailer.

We are a little more cramped for space when we have company.

So we spent time with some very special people looking for something bigger.

I have so many places I want to go, so many people I love and want to spend more time with, and I will get the weight off and keep it off in the Winter 5% Challenge and have a great 2011.

All the best to you in your journey to better health! We can do it!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/9/2010 10:55PM

    Loved the pictures!! I want to see you in onderland!!

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BENSMOM12 12/8/2010 8:14AM

    Good motivations! Is the last picture a TRAILER? It looks like a house?

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MRSGOFARR 12/6/2010 3:39PM

    i am all about the winter 5%. I got my new running shoes today. Lets break this 200 NOW!!! You can do it. It will happen. Just never give up and it will happen!

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KAT43082 12/6/2010 1:31PM

  I'm so happy this challenge can help you achieve a big milestone. ! emoticon

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BEATLETOT 12/6/2010 8:02AM

    Wow! How cool is this! You can do it!

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MUNCHIE718 12/6/2010 7:45AM

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MCKATIE2 12/5/2010 9:00PM

    woo-hoo! I'm so going to be right along side you! This challenge is going to be so wonderful for all of us! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm going to really push myself to get my 120 minutes in daily.


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FATROCKSTAR 12/5/2010 2:58PM

    We can do this! Great blog! Normandy emoticon

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Good luck on your way down to your goal weight!!!

Mary Jo

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LONGWINDINGROAD 12/5/2010 11:09AM

    That's SO exciting! You CAN do this! I'm pretty excited for this challenge, too! I've been pretty inconsistent for the last couple of months so I NEEDED this team to get me back on track! I look SO forward to the day that you write the blog to tell us you made it! You're doing great!

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NOREGRET2010 12/5/2010 10:49AM

    It will be so awesome when you make it to Onederland at the end of this challenge! Excited to see your progress!

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GEMINISUE 12/5/2010 8:17AM

    Oh, Lynn I am so excited, for you this challenge, you will make it! The will is there, what a milestone, in weight lost!

I enjoyed your pictures, so much. You have a beautiful place, and looks like a wonderful family, and friends.

Onward and Downward
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Linda

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COLOURFULME 12/5/2010 3:52AM

    Onederland! Sigh! emoticon Alone and together with your Winter Challenge members emoticon!

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LAURIETAIT 12/5/2010 12:29AM

    Love the pictures. I'm on the quest for onederland too. It's not likely I'll lose more than my 5% but I could get within 10 pounds for ssure. Let's go for it!

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HAPPYMOM8 12/4/2010 11:02PM

    What wonderful clear goals you have set for yourself! YES you can do it. And planning on doing it with you too! Gotta break this plateau or bust! Pat

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CAROLJ35 12/4/2010 9:56PM

    Very interesting blog.

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CARRAND 12/4/2010 9:06PM

    Great blog, great pictures. I wish you success with your challenge!

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REJ7777 12/4/2010 9:02PM

    You have a lot of good reasons for reaching a healthier weight! BTW, Onderland is wonderful, and you will soon be there! emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/4/2010 9:00PM

    I know that you can do it!!

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MARYANNGI 12/4/2010 8:50PM

    One happy dance coming up in a nice lively jig. emoticon
Thanks soo much for all you do for the challenge.



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PERSISTANT123 12/4/2010 8:40PM

    I'll be doing the happy dance when you get into Onederland!
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BECKA525 12/4/2010 7:44PM

    Love your pics. You can get to onederland. I have faith. I'll be cheering you along the way.Mine is getting to the 140's and staying in them even at night when I weigh in. I keep going back up when I get there. Good Luck, you are doing great.

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BETRME100 12/4/2010 7:23PM

    You've accomplished so much...you know you can achieve this too!! And we'll be right there cheering you on when you cross over into onederland (heck, we're right there cheering you on anyhow!!).

Great pictures...I enjoy reading about your travels!!

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HLTHYETER 12/4/2010 6:44PM

    Let's do this! I will break into "twoderland" if I reach my goal--so I will be pulling for you and hope you will do the same for me. Really looking forward to this challenge.

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KATHYS1944 12/4/2010 6:43PM

    Onederland is a wonderful place to be! I remember when I got there, only my spark friends knew about it because I was too embarrassed to tell my family and friends that I weighed over 200 lbs.

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FVHORVATH 12/4/2010 5:28PM

    I know you can do this! I watched as you lost those first pounds when we started SP. Now you can make this a great holiday and give the gift of pounds losst to yourself. On second thought don't give them to your self toss them any with the garbage!

I will be there cheering you one to One-landed!

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PSFITMOMMY413 12/4/2010 5:17PM

    Entering into Onederland is a great feeling...good luck getting there!

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HIKESHAPPY 12/4/2010 5:07PM

    That's so AWESOME! Wow, what a motivator! I was pretty excited to do mine - it can get me below 225 (223.8) - and 50 pounds lost. It may not be 199, but it got me excited, too, so I know what you mean:-)

We CAN do this!

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VLRATLIFF 12/4/2010 5:03PM

    You can do it. I will be right there with you. Way to go. emoticon

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ALYSSAMICHELLE5 12/4/2010 4:18PM

    AWESOME!!!!! That will be so great! It feels wonderful to be in Onederland!!! You will do ONEderful!!! Good luck!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 12/4/2010 4:16PM

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You will get there like I did and it will feel so good. Now I'm struggling to get out of the 190's and it almost feels as monumental that I'm so close to 189. So use that motivation and we can accomplish anything, I promise!

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MUEHLBBO 12/4/2010 4:13PM

    I loved your pics. I hope you find a camper you like or whatever you are looking for. I just purchased a Park Model last summer and spent the summer at Devils Lake, ND. My brother called today and talked about coming to DL this summer to fish. He doesn't know I've been losing weight. Hopefully he will see a new me. I am excited for the challenge and love what SP has helped me do. Good luck.

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JMCADE 12/4/2010 3:59PM

    That will be great for you! This is going to be a good challenge for me as I will get to my goal weight. You can do this!! I will check up on you during the challenge.

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CHALLENGER15 12/4/2010 3:56PM

    You can do it!

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JIVEGRANDMA 12/4/2010 3:49PM

    I too am looking for onederland. I'll be here cheering you on through this Challenge.

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MIPPY265 12/4/2010 3:26PM

    You can do this!! We will all be right here cheering you on to onederland!!

You go girl!!!

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SAISHA100CJ 12/4/2010 3:24PM

    I love your photos & you look beautiful! I know you will meet your 5% challenge goal! I just know it!! emoticon emoticon

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PEGTIGER 12/4/2010 3:19PM

    Good luck on reaching One-derland. I have a little bit more to go, but one day I hope to follow you.
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CHRISTINECAN 12/4/2010 3:05PM

    I am so pleased to be along for the ride when you break through to Onederland!

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HOLISTIC5 12/4/2010 3:03PM

    This WILL be the challenge for you to reach your goal- emoticon-I will be checking on you team mate.

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HOPE2011 12/4/2010 3:02PM

    You can do this - I know you can! One-derland would be so awesome!

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Why Do I Want to Lose Weight - Assignment #3 Winter 5% Challenge

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? And list all the other things that you want to change!

Please put this in a blog, or put it on your Spark Page. The most important thing is to have a written record to remind yourself of your goals and motives. During the 56 days of this challenge it will keep you going when you remind yourself why you are doing this.

I want to be healthy and maintain an active lifestyle.
I want to shop in regular clothing stores.
I want to improve my appearnace.
I want to feel better.
I want to keep up with younger friends.
I want to be able to take care of my family - caregive rather than future recipient.
I want to have energy to do new things.
I want to be able to keep walking my dog.
I want to feel I am getting better not older.
I want to be a role model for my family.
I want to be 199 or less and keep going from there.
I want to keep up with my hubby at the gym.
I want to keep dancing all night.

OK done, but I know I will think of many more reasons. I have come a long way already. I remember when I struggled to tie up my shoes laces or get out of the bath.


  
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GODS_SERENITY 12/7/2010 10:04AM

    Great list! Go Jets!

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SHERILEEAZ 12/7/2010 12:17AM

    You will do it!!
I love the one about role model.
I feel the same way.
Keep in touch!
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ROBSMOM2 12/4/2010 2:26PM

  Wow you reminded me of when I couldn't get out of the bath tub one day a couple of years ago THANK YOU I need to remember or I might repeat it (at least that is what THEY say) LOL

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CHRISTMASRAIN 12/3/2010 12:32PM

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SHERYLP461 12/2/2010 11:05PM

    Well said!

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SHERYLP461 12/2/2010 11:05PM

    Well said!

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SHERYLP461 12/2/2010 11:05PM

    Well said!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/2/2010 10:38PM

    Really great reasons!!!

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CARRAND 12/2/2010 9:35PM

    Great list! You can accomplish all those things.

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TIGGERJEAN 12/2/2010 5:08PM

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You can do it!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/2/2010 3:34PM

    emoticonkeep up with how you are going and you will soon be able to achieve all the above and more.have fun getting there.

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SAISHA100CJ 12/2/2010 3:08PM

    Your list is awesome! I especially love the last one...I want to keep dancing all night! You are amazing! Ok... now you have inspired me to get my list completed! emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 12/2/2010 1:36PM

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TWNOMWE 12/2/2010 11:39AM

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Great goals !! Go for it.


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NOREGRET2010 12/2/2010 10:11AM

    Great goals!! emoticon

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FVHORVATH 12/2/2010 9:54AM

    I am starting my list right now while the ideas are on my mind. I will post it later tonight or in the morning. (The computer here at work is sssooo much faster than the dial up I have at home!...LOL)

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MRSGOFARR 12/2/2010 9:52AM

    Ok, I will do this blog later today for sure. I can think of so many.......
Your list really reflects you and the great things are that you CAN do many things on your list. Think of so many who cant walk their dog or dance. We are at someone's goals weight and activity level. Its good to put things in perspective!

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CHELLSMITH 12/2/2010 9:50AM

    I'm going to work on my first assignment after I work out, see ya in a bit....

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GERAPTIKO 12/2/2010 9:36AM

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Thanks for this challenge, these are great questions.

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GETTINGFITN2007 12/2/2010 8:11AM

    I like your post. Thanks for the assignment. I'll work on gettng my blog posted this evening....likely on my spark page. Looking forward to reaching many goals with you.

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BAM0827 12/2/2010 8:07AM

    I like them!!!

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PJCHILIS 12/2/2010 7:59AM

    Because you're the best!

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HOPE2011 12/2/2010 7:32AM

    Great goals! Maybe I should have kept my list shorter? emoticon I think these are great and I know that you can do it!

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MIMAWELIZABETH 12/2/2010 6:21AM

    I'm not sure Spark blogs can be as long as the many reasons I want to lose weight (and be in the Winter Challenge)! However, it can be all summed up in one short sentence:

I WANT TO LIVE!

I want to be alive... I don't want to die early, which was and still is a real possibility. I want to be conscious and aware, and as able as my old, crippled body will let me!

I know that I WILL accomplish this, and being a part of the 5% Challenge Teams is one of the reasons why. Thank you for your leadership, and all the work you do on our behalf!



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BSTELLING 12/2/2010 6:01AM

    Thanks for the assignment. I'm going to get at my list today!

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MOMMYKAY038 12/2/2010 2:52AM

    Great reasons to stick with it! emoticon

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SHEILA1505 12/2/2010 2:27AM

    I'm not on this challenge altho I have been working on the 5% myself and these goals/reasons look perfectly healthy and valid to me.

I think the only thing I might add, to replace keeping up with DH cos I no longer have one, is: I want to know that I have done absolutely the best I can for a healthy mind body and spirit.

Hugs Lynne - you're doing just great

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