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Not a good time...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

To write a blog. I have a new meeting place to find for my herb club, we're leaving in two days to visit my daughter, and my husband is outside carefully scraping off all the mulch I've been adding to the patio beds in back. He does have a good reason.... drainage away from our house, but it's killing me to see that carefully prepared soil being loaded into a wheel barrow. I really am, at heart, a farmer.... and soil is everything.

I've been exercising more since the SP bootcamp in May, but still not strength training every day. The gardening I've been doing lately has my body more sore, but I'm discovering my normal 15 minutes of yoga in the morning really helps it. Today my weight shot up 1.8 lbs., and I'm trying to not let it bother me, knowing I had more carbs than normal yesterday, even though I didn't go over the calorie limit. That's the down side of weighing every day, but the good thing about that is that I'll watch more carefully the types of food I eat today. I am what my dad, a true farmer, called an "easy keeper." In other words, not much food is required to make me gain weight, despite the increase in exercise.

Weekly weighins just make me crazy; I have too strong a tendency to drastically alter my eating the day before. The general tendency of my weight is downward; I have to be content with that, slow though it may be.
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BECCASINGSLEAD 6/14/2011 10:38PM

    Hang in there, Yvonne! The general trend is the important thing and I know exactly what you mean about being an easy keeper. The good thing about easy keepers is that they generally tend to be healthy all the way around!! LOL

Becca

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DANCEON 6/14/2011 2:34PM

    Hi Ladybug,

Hang in there! Just my penny, but forget about the small discrepancies in the scale. Weight varies so much, day-to-day for all sorts of reasons.

The real questions: Are you feeling more energetic? Are your clothes looser? Are you healthier? If so, then take joy in that. Take joy in all your accomplishments, on this journey! The numbers on the scale will follow. Remember to give yourself credit for all the good thing's you're doing on a daily basis, to create vitality and all the ingredients for a healthy life. You're doing great; keep it up!
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SILLYHP1953 6/14/2011 12:42PM

    You are keeping that soil, aren't you? It can go in another bed farther from the house. It would hurt me, too, to see it being carted away, but I would put it somewhere else. Maybe some french drains underneath those patio beds in back would take care of the drainage. Soil is everything; I think I'm a farmer at heart, too. I hope you have a great visit with your daughter and find a wonderful new place for your herb club.
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First week of the May BootCamp

Saturday, May 07, 2011



Goal for calories burned per week: 650 (based on my initial settings)
Actual calories burned: 1373.

Did the video workout by Ms. Nicole every day. Even not up to maximum, there was progress made in fitness.

Fitness minutes: 233. This is phenomenal for me.

Have to give credit to my son for joining this challenge with me. It's amazing what you'll do to keep from "losing face" with your children!

  
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KICKINGIT@56 6/10/2011 11:13AM

    I re-seeded my whole lawn. It took a whole month doing a small section at a time.
Oh, my aching back, but I did burn a lot of calories.

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DFROMTX 5/8/2011 8:26AM

    I am also in this challenge and for us "seniors" it is a challenge!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 5/7/2011 3:38PM

    Way to go! I've been pulling weeds and mulching...and I do count those minutes!

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My Dear Son

Tuesday, May 03, 2011



has joined me in this challenge (Spring into Shape Bootcamp). He's much more fit than I am, being a former street hockey player and always pretty active. However, he's been having some sinus or allergy problems; quit smoking about 6 months ago, and is now on the way to better health. He's very supportive of me and we both are going to be motivated by working together, albeit some 1400 miles apart.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 5/10/2011 7:26PM

    You and your son will do just fine. He's a good soul to buddy up with you. What a team!!
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BECCASINGSLEAD 5/3/2011 6:47PM

    That's awesome, Yvonne!! I wish my family would be more consistent in participating in a healthier lifestyle with me. My DH walks with me sporadically and my son does workout regularly but hates cardio so he won't run with me though he is capable of doing so. LOL So, I just plug along alone in the real world but knowing that my Spark Friends are working right alongside me!

Thank you, Lord, for SparkPeople!!!

Be blessed!
Becca

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PENNI68 5/3/2011 2:43PM

    How wonderful!! He is very handsome! My son is an exercise science major and has agreed to "train" me this summer while he is home. Last time I tried to work out with him he nearly killed me! LOL..hopefully this time I can keep up with him!
Have fun I am so glad you and your son are enjoying this together!!

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SILLYHP1953 5/3/2011 1:37PM

    That is so cool. My daughters joined but are not active at all on here. Facebook is their social networking site...I like sparkpeople better because we're all trying to better ourselves one way or another on here.
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Exercise

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Though I'm still "working on" making it a daily habit, I'm already reaping the benefits. As always this time of year, I've been doing a bunch of gardening, and have not been having the soreness that usually follows this seasonal change in activity. I think the 10 minute strength training, because it covers all parts of the body, has made usually unused muscles more ready for activity. This really, really feels good and is wonderful reinforcement for the Spark People emphasis on exercise.

Just planted last night, cinnamon basil in back, lemon thyme in front (the dried leaves are from the nearby Bay tree):


My Amaryllis, always a spring time treat:




Yvonne

  
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TERESAMARIE1959 4/25/2011 4:18PM

    Lovely!

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BECCASINGSLEAD 4/24/2011 4:01PM

    Beautiful! I love the amaryllis! There is a lady who has a whole huge bed of red amaryllis in her front yard. They are gorgeous!!

Having an easier time gardening is one of my favorite benefits of strength training!!

Becca

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SILLYHP1953 4/23/2011 6:44PM

    Amarylis are so cool, yours are really pretty.
Happy Easter!

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Earth Day

Friday, April 22, 2011

Today is Earth Day, and I've gone forward and backward. Forward, in that I'll soon have a rain-catching barrel at one corner of the house, to capture some of that water off the roof, hopefully to be the first of maybe a couple more.

Backward, in that I use a great potting soil for seedlings which has fertilizer in it. It's great for starting out new plants, but I've just become aware of the implications, for an organic gardener, of chemical fertilizer snuck into my garden in such an attractive manner.

Hmmmm.....

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SILLYHP1953 4/22/2011 3:39PM

    I bought a rain barrel but haven't been able to talk my husband into setting it up for me yet. He thinks mosquitoes will grow in it and I'm not sure about that. But I think I will set it up this year and we'll find out. I have an earth day meditation set up to do tonight at 7 pm but am hearing that we may be at dinner. We're on vacation in the Outer Banks.

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