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July month in review

Sunday, August 17, 2014

>KEEPING THE STREAK ALIVE, aiming for 365-day activity streak. Completed day 325 on July 31 (still on track today). The end is in sight, but I suspect I'll want to keep it going beyond day 365 on 9/9/14.

>DAILY CALORIE RANGE (exceed goal no more than 5 days a month and not exceed by more than 200 cal) alludes me still.
--February ended with 22 of 28 days within range, but averaged 270 calories over.
--March was 19 of 31, average over goal was 118 cal. If I toss out the two outliers, I'm over by an average of only 45.
--April started well with 15 of the first 17 days within range. Then things fell apart, and I ended up within range for only 22 of 30 days, averaging 231 cal over goal on the days I went over. I have to find ways to deal with work stress that don't involve cookie dough and dove bars before supper.
--May ended up 18 for 31 days, with average of 206 calories over on the days I did exceed my range. For the most part those were the "eating out" days, so that is an obvious area where I can improve. Overall my food selections were good, but the quantity was a bit over.
--June was 21 for 30 days within range and an average of 104 calories over on the exceeding days. Going in the right direction but still WAY off what I was aiming for.
--July effort amounted to on 15 of 31 days within range and an average of 170 calories over on the exceeding days. My big "over" days have again been travelling days, so I need to focus on that, especially because I will be on the road a lot this fall.

>SOLID - cooking on the weekends for my lunches during the work week has pretty much become a habit. I've found some go-to combinations that are easy to prepare and easy to pack. Plus, with so many fresh fruits in season, I have had delicious variety there.

>EXPECTING MORE OF A CHALLENGE in planning activities ahead of time. Once again, because I'll be travelling a fair amount this fall, I'll have to be ever-conscious of when and where I'll be able to find 15 minutes or more for a real workout.

> CONTINUING TO GET BETTER: PT for my writs and shoulder has helped a TON! Not 100% there yet, but have been able to resume tricep dips, start wall pushups, and do some side planks from the elbow. Not quite ready for straight-arm side planks or floor pushups, but I feellike it will happen. I even shot a couple free throws in the driveway the other day - something I couldn't imagine a month ago. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

  
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BEACHDREAMS 8/20/2014 8:55PM

    Amazing--wow! I'm excited for you to hit your streak-aversery!!! emoticon

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BOOKLOVINGGIRL 8/18/2014 2:36PM

    Cooking your lunches on the weekend is a good idea! Thanks for sharing that. Me too, on the planks. Not quite where I want to be yet. You sound like you're doing great!

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FOR_THE_DUDES 8/18/2014 10:09AM

    Holy cow! What an incredible streak. You've got to do something special on 9/9.

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Results through June 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

>KEEPING THE STREAK ALIVE, aiming for 365-day activity streak. At day 294 on June 30, about 80% of the way there.

>STILL NOT HITTING THE MARK on the daily calorie range goal (exceed goal no more than 5 days a month and not exceed by more than 200 cal).
--February ended with 22 of 28 days within range, but averaged 270 calories over.
--March was 19 of 31, average over goal was 118 cal. If I toss out the two outliers, I'm over by an average of only 45.
--April started well with 15 of the first 17 days within range. Then things fell apart, and I ended up within range for only 22 of 30 days, averaging 231 cal over goal on the days I went over. I have to find ways to deal with work stress that don't involve cookie dough and dove bars before supper.
--May ended up 18 for 31 days, with average of 206 calories over on the days I did exceed my range. For the most part those were the "eating out" days, so that is an obvious area where I can improve. Overall my food selections were good, but the quantity was a bit over.
--June was 21 for 30 days within range and an average of 104 calories over on the exceeding days. Going in the right direction but still WAY off what I was aiming for.

>SOLID - cooking on the weekends for my lunches during the work week has pretty much become a habit. Feeling good about this one. Yeah!

>HOLDING STEADY: Planning activities ahead of time continues to be a challenge because of the unpredictable Wisconsin weather, but having my kiddos home a bit has given me the chance to play some front yard soccer, road tennis and a little baseball. It's certainly not necessary to plan ahead all the time. Spontaneous exercise is fun, too!

> STARTING TO GET BETTER: Wrist pain has subsided quite a bit, but the shoulder is still limiting some of my activities. Got a little PT to do to try to strengthen what has gotten weak, and am seeing a bit of progress there. Slow going, but sticking with it!

  
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JEANINNEWCASTLE 7/10/2014 11:53PM

  Great results! emoticon

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Someone's hating on bananas

Friday, June 20, 2014

emoticonMy banana fell out of my pocket as I was walking to the library at lunch. emoticonI didn't realize right away, but when I did, I retraced my steps and found it on the ground in the middle of the sidewalk not far from the library entrance.
emoticonIn the 60 seconds it took me to realize I had lost it to when I found it, someone had gone out of their way to stomp on it.
emoticonNow, what could my banana have done that would have made someone want to kill it?
emoticonPoor banana.

  
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KBEHNKE81 6/24/2014 8:05AM

    ForTheDudes: Good thought. Thanks for changing my perspective. If that's the case, then I totally understand and support The Stomper.

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FOR_THE_DUDES 6/23/2014 10:29AM

    In cartoons, banana peels have made countless people slip and fall. Maybe it was someone with a history of banana accidents.

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BLUECAFE 6/20/2014 10:38PM

    That's just wrong! emoticon


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KELLIEBEAN 6/20/2014 10:20PM

    Well that is a shame. I'm a big banana fan!

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LILLY_78 6/20/2014 9:23PM

    Ugh... poor banana. I absolutely love them so the idea of someone going out of their way is ridiculous. Too bad :(

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wascally wabbit

Sunday, June 08, 2014


Apparently rabbits like shasta daisies. Yesterday there were several lovely pinkish blossoms. Today only stems nipped at that classic rabbit bite angle.
Not getting off to the best start garden-wise this year.

  
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SCOTMAMA 6/14/2014 5:06PM

    Gee whiz, and they were in full bloom too! You need an outdoor kitty me thinks. In Yarnell we haven't had any problems with rabbits, but the skunks sneak in at night and if there are any bulbs or anything they gobble them up, making big holes in the garden while they're at it.

So far I'm sticking with roses and petunias. They seem to be safe from critters!

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KBEHNKE81 6/14/2014 4:48PM

    And they didn't stop at the daisies. They have now taken out the pansies as well. But the marigolds and black-eyed susans are safe so far. I didn't even get a chance to try any of the remedies y'all suggested.

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MOINSDEMOI 6/14/2014 11:28AM

    Have you tried blood meal around the daisies?

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KBEHNKE81 6/9/2014 8:14AM

    And today I (or should I say my cat?) spotted the little family of four...

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 6/8/2014 5:41PM

  You know Elmer Fudd's solution to that problem! emoticon

But . . . perhaps a little fence around your daisies?

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GINNABOOTS 6/8/2014 5:29PM

    Yes they sure do. I had shasta daisies and they ate mine too! Sorry that your beautiful flowers are gone. I've heard ground cayenne pepper works if you sprinkle it around the plant and also on the plant.



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STEVEN2GO2 6/8/2014 5:06PM

    emoticon That you are putting hard work in and emoticon are destroying it!

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SUNSHINE99999 6/8/2014 4:40PM

  Ouch indeed. emoticon

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Moment of Remembrance 3 p.m. local time

Monday, May 26, 2014

A 5-minute history of Memorial Day if you don't know it already.

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"... Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic. --Maj. Gen. John A. Logan

  
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CORKYTHEMOM1 5/26/2014 10:58AM

    emoticon Kathleen for honoring the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom! God Bless our fallen heroes and the soldiers who continue to protect and serve our country at home and abroad so that we can live in peace and to keep us safe!


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