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52-Week Walking Plan, week 6, day 6. Thankyou! You are all so lovely! :-)

Friday, October 01, 2010

I wanted to start this blog by thanking everyone for the lovely comments you made on yesterday's blog. The comments about how my blog comes across like I've popped in for a cuppa and a chat, well they meant a lot. :-) What you get in these blogs is the real me. :-) I am chatty. I laugh a lot. I sing a lot too, not always in tune. *grin* I love chatting with friends over a cuppa, and although I can be a bit long-winded sometimes, I try to make sure that I spend time listening to my friends as well, like you guys! :-) I'm really glad you enjoy my blogs, even when I ramble on about nothing much. LOL

Thankyou! *hugs*

So, on to my exercising:

CARDIO

Today was a Walking Plan rest day.

However, thanks to having to pick up my prescription from the surgery and then getting it filled at the chemist, I ended up walking over two miles, which is fine by me. :-) It always makes me laugh, because I have never actually 'rested' on a rest day. *grin*

There was a lady there, also waiting for a prescription, that really worried me. She was shaking, and grey-faced, and she looked like she'd been crying. I managed to catch her eye and ask if she was ok, which she obviously wasn't. She said she was ok, but I wasn't convinced, so I moved to a chair opposite her and leaned in and chatted with her for a few minutes until my scrip was handed to me. I offered to stay with her until her scrip was completed, but she said no, but that she appreciated my concern and consideration. As I got up to leave, I gently put my hand on her shoulder and told her to take care, and as I left the shop I sent up a silent plea to whoever was listening to keep an eye on her. I felt she needed it. I was close to tears myself as I left. Sometimes you can really feel someones pain. :-( I hope she's ok.

STRENGTH TRAINING
Upper Body
Did Day 6 of the Bootcamp videos.
I moved up to the next level of weights for me throughout, meaning that I used the 3lb weights for most of it, and 2lb weights where Nicole recommended a lighter weight. It felt really good to do that. I had been starting to find the upper body videos a bit easy. Now I feel like I am working at them again. :-)

I had hoped to join the October Skipping challenge on the Finding and Loving your Inner Tigger Team, but after an attempt to skip today resulted in a somewhat embarrassing and utterly baffling wee mishap, I've had to pull out. Face it Lex, you are no longer a skipper! :-) However, I do plan to do something else instead:

I have set Roo to his higher setting, which is over 8", and I plan to do sets of five reps on him in place of the skipping. I have never used Roo at that height, so I might get some decent results from doing this over the next month. I did my first set of five reps just before dinner, and just did another set. I wonder how many sets I'll manage by the end of the month. :-)

1 rep =
Lead left foot: Up, up, down down
Lead right foot: Up, up down down

I also managed to fill in my Monthly stats for the September Challenge with the British Comedy Team, and The Slowest Loser.

And talking of the Slowest Loser.... I am not wishing to be negative about that team, or any other large teams, because the teams here on SP are just wonderful! I have to ask whether others have noticed what I have though.

On small teams, people seem chattier on the whole. If there is a daily game or challenge, members will often use replies to chat to team mates and encourage each other along, and this means you get to know people on the team fairly well. :-) The teams I am on where this is the norm - Positive Bloggers, British Comedy Lovers and Finding and Loving your Inner Tigger - are my favourite teams.

On the large teams I have joined since starting SP, and we are talking memberships in the thousands here, I've posted my results so many times during these daily, weekly, or monthly gatherings, but have very rarely received an encouraging reply.

While it can be helpful to have people just add information to lists about, say, finding low cal snacks, or cheap and nutritious meals, or favourite pieces of exercise equipment, which don't really need comment, it doesn't have the same effect when challenges are set. With challenges, it helps to be encouraged along I believe, or at least have your efforts acknowledged at the end of them.

The problem, I think, is that posts just get buried in a landslide of other posts, and no-one can be expected to have the time to work through and acknowledge every effort made by every member when there are so many taking part. I know that in the past I've signed up for a challenge and had a real struggle to find my post to edit it as the challenge progresses. How much harder must it be for the leaders to go through and check people's progress?

Like I said, I'm not singling out any one team. I just wanted to get this out of my head, because it has been bugging me, so I wanted to write it down as a kind of figuring it out process. Do I want to remain in large teams? Am I getting what I need from them? :-) If you read this and you are a leader in a large team, please don't be offended, because none is meant. Honest! :-)

The truth is, I think I am a small team girl at heart. :-)
Have a great rest of the day everyone.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TIGGERIFFIC123 10/2/2010 8:42PM

    Lex,

Do you know why we love you soooo very much?? You have the kindest heart, your inspirational and just make everyone feel appreciated!

It was so good of you to take time with the woman while waiting for your script and even offering to stay...I wish there were many more people in this world like you! You are an angel that walks among us..Thank you for being you!

As for large teams, I have had the same experiences as you, part of the reason I started our team. I too am a small team girl at heart!

Love your modification of this months challenge. I may too have to modify but we will see when am able to test it, something I just haven't been up to trying yet! I am hopeful that post bladder repair surgery and with weight loss that I will be able to ease into this challenge but my knees (12 surgeries on them) will determine ultimately if I am able. I always have to remind myself of those things before jumping in and facing injury!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Rhonda

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ZURDTA- 10/2/2010 4:55AM

    The old lady - gosh, I hope she is okay too.

Love the cat pic - oh, I know that scenario so well!!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/2/2010 1:06AM

    How brilliant you took the time to spare a thought for that distressed Lady.You are a kind person though so I am not surprised.I like smaller groups in fact I tend to find people I feel I have something in common with and look at their blogs.I am so glad we found each other ! hugs,Cheri xxx

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LIFEISSWEET2 10/1/2010 9:01PM

    Thank you for the compassion you showed to the woman in the surgery. It would have been easier to accept her "okay". When we reach out with true caring it lifts every one of us up. I'm sure that your gesture meant so very very much to her. Just reading about it opened up my heart.

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NJMATTICE 10/1/2010 8:12PM

    A large team was just about my undoing. I like to connect with people through their blogs and with a large team there are just too many blogs and too little time. So I decided to go small team. It works for me. I can't spend all day feeling the warm fuzzies, but I like to have a nice share of them in a day. You kind of sort out your plan and try to make a nice circle of support. I am glad that you found your way into my circle. It is a pleasure to visit and be uplifted by your positive spirit. That's why I keep coming back! Now I'm in your circle! I'm sorry that you have lost your skipping. Perhaps we can work on getting it back. Goal for the New Year or something. Pleasant dreams to you and yours.
Love,
Nancy

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CARLA-216 10/1/2010 6:22PM

    Oh Lex, I am touched that you spent a moment with that lady at the surgery this morning. I'm afraid I wouldn't really know how to do that. I'm awkward like that. :(

As for large teams... I have experienced what you're saying. Example: there is a team I was a member of in the past that I left. One reason was in that team there was a group of longtime members who knew each other really well and while there was a thread for daily discussions, any input by "newbies" was rarely if ever responded to.

Small teams rule!

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52-Week Walking Plan, week 6, day 5. I understand Broiling now. Thankyou everyone. :-)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thanks everyone for the broiling explanations. As the consensus seems to be that my grill is a broiler, it will mean I can try out some of the tasty broiling recipes I've seen, with particular reference to tilapia, which is a very bland (as I recall) but very cheap fish available here, that is begging for some nice herby sauces to broil it with. That's the beauty of bland-flavoured fish. It lends itself beautifully to delicately flavoured sauces. :-)

So, to my exercises...

Today I did:

CARDIO

52-Week Walking Plan
Week 6, Day 5,
25-Minute Walk

Not the best time and distance ever, but close enough. :-) It feels so good to be back out there. The Tietze's has let go for the most part. It is just the sinuses that are still being a literal pain. :-)

Pedometer Stats:
Pace: 20 minute mile
Calories: 114
Steps: 2854
Time: 0:25:56
Distance: 1.28 Miles

Tomorrow is the designated rest day, and Saturday will be my first 35-min walk. I will be going - Beyond the Doughnut! emoticon



Actually - and don't all faint with shock at once - I didn't really enjoy the last two doughnuts I had very much. Even as light and fluffy and non-greasy as the Tesco ones are, they don't seem to be doing it for me anymore. These days a tiny fudge cake bite (60 calories of nom) is enough to satisfy a sweet craving for me. I'm not saying I'll never eat another doughnut, but right now I really don't mind whether I do or not. :-) What a win!!!
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We also walked to the pet store, then round to Waitrose, and then home, which added nicely to the step total, which is close to 9000 at the moment.

STRENGTH TRAINING

I remembered!
Day 2 of the bootcamp workouts Video
Lower Body

I left it at that for today. I did raise the weight of the dumbbells I held to 3lb though. I feel that I am ready to increase the weight a little in some of my exercises. I currently have a pair each of 1lb, 2lb, 3lb, and 5lb weights. One day I might find myself buying even heavier ones. Something else I never thought I'd say.

In case you are wondering, I have taken a day off from the paperwork. I had a lot to do today that took me away from the house, so I decided to give the time left to Sparking, and refresh myself a bit. Back to the grindstone tomorrow. :-)

The fact that I had a bad headache from the moment I got up may also have had a hand in the decision-making process. :-) That finally eased off late this afternoon. It coincided with the chopping of onions and leeks for my sausage casserole. Maybe they fixed it. Sent the pain packing! :-) The sausage casserole is more veggie than sausage, but that is how I like it. Just enough sausage for a little protein fix, and loads of chunks of root veggies for the flavour and the goodness. Swede, Carrots, Parsnips, Leeks and Onions. Om nom nommy!

In other food news, I had an apple and blackberry nutrigrain bar this morning, and they are very tasty! I was also thrilled to find that the only fruit juice I ever loved is finally back on the Tesco shelves after more than two years absence. Del Monte must have had trouble getting the goodies for it I suppose, because it vanished everywhere. But it is back, and still as scrumptious as it always was. They only had one carton left yesterday, so we will have to go back and get more next week. I am so happy!
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Oh, the flavour? Mango and Papaya. :-)

Hope you are all having a lovely day!
Hugs, and good wishes to those struggling with health issues and family worries. You know who you are...
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Take care,
Lex xxx
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I managed to find a good British Walking LOL

  
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TIGGERIFFIC123 10/2/2010 4:05PM

    So glad you remembered your strength training today. I know all too well about those darn headaches I have had them for weeks now...ugh So glad yours eased up and that you have given yourself the spark time. We need a healthy dose of spark time...it does the mind good ;o)

Ahhhh I love that juice and glad that they have it back in stock for you. I think your ideas for spicing up the tilapia are grand....hope it tastes as good as it sonds.

Hope you slept well!
Rhonda

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/30/2010 11:39PM

    I loved the Ministry of silly walks feline division!!!!I love your blogs too !I end up reading them in the middle of your night but it is all good we connect still! hugs,Cheri

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SUZIEGREY 9/30/2010 11:01PM

    I'm so glad your getting some respite from the Tietzes. I, too, love reading your blogs, they are so friendly and chatty.

Those cat pictures are great and have made me smile.

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KNITTABLES 9/30/2010 5:43PM

    Glad your feeling better and I love the pictures.

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CHRISTURTLE 9/30/2010 5:25PM

    I too have found the things I most used to crave just don't do it for me any longer. One night I was leaving Dad, really late, really hungry, and was thinking to myself 'I wish I still liked fish and chips, cos I'd be able to get out of cooking tonight if I bought some...' Just couldn't face even the smell of fat frying in the shop, let alone eat the stuff. Ended up having soup, from memory. Even cheesecake does nothing for me, where before it was irresitable! Now I crave salads, lol.

a feline John Cleese, hey?

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BOVEY63 9/30/2010 3:56PM

    So happy to hear that you are feeling well enough to get back out there and exercise. Hope the sinuses clear up real soon.
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NJMATTICE 9/30/2010 3:52PM

    A day off from paperwork is a regular holiday. Enjoy. I am quitting the sugars this week. I challenged my sister to a sugarless week. That includes fruit and starchy veggies. It is going to be a rough week. But my niece's nutritionist contends that it's the yeasties in your gut that make you crave sweets and the only way to rid yourself of them is to starve them to death! They survive on sugars. So it's lots of proteins and low carb veggies for me as I start a new month of the healthy lifestyle. I'll feast my eyes on your doughnut photos instead of actually consuming them. Cheers. Have an awesome evening.
Love,
Nancy

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CARLA-216 9/30/2010 3:26PM

    Look at you and the new attitude toward doughnuts! That is so awesome! I wish I could say the same for myself. Me? I'm pretty much like the cat in the pic. ;)

Like Linda commented before me, I also love your blogs. She said exactly what I've felt...that it's like you've popped over for tea and you're telling me about your day. I LOVE IT!

LOL at the last kitteh pic. I thought of the British Comedy Lovers team when I saw it!

xoxo,
Carla emoticon Hooray for your juice being back!

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LINDABENEDICT 9/30/2010 2:28PM

    I just LOVE emoticon your blogs !!! I can almost hear you talking about your day ....like you had just dropped over for a nice cup of tea !!!!

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Can someone explain broiling please?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I keep seeing Spark Recipes which say things like "Broil the fish in the oven, six inches from the heat for 5 minutes."

What is a broiler and how does a British person find an alternative?
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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ZURDTA- 9/30/2010 2:39AM

    As below.

US Broil = UK grill.

Yes US cousins, we DO have what you call a broiler, except we call it a grill and it does the same thing.

emoticon And we would pan fry bubble & squeak not boil, broil or grill it! Or is that what you call griddle???



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NJMATTICE 9/29/2010 11:00PM

    On my oven, broiling temperature is about 550 degrees. I have an electric stove, so the top coils are used for broiling. The food is put a few inches away from that intense heat (I have a special broiling pan that has slits in it so that any grease flows down away from the heat source) and you have to watch that it doesn't burn. It takes about 5-7 minutes on one side then I turn it over and "broil" the other side. In gas stoves, where the flame is on the bottom of the stove, the broiler "pan" is usually a drawer under the stove. Same concept. Intense heat from above sears food, flip it over and do the other side. Most toaster ovens have a broil setting as well. I can make many slices of toast in my oven broiler. Just have to toast one side at a time. Is that clear as mud for you?

What the heck does a British stove do? Boil bubble and squeak?

Love you, Lexie.
Nancy

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KANSASROSE67 9/29/2010 9:56PM

    Just move your oven rack to the top position and cook for a short time on highest heat (like 450-500 degrees F)...that's broiling. It's not the same as grilling.

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ALICIA214 9/29/2010 9:26PM

 

If you dont have a broiler,maybe you could move the shelf in your oven as high as it will go to the top element., to get the broiler effect.
I am a Brit living in Canada,but I have questions sometimes,when looking at a recipe, I wonder what some of the ingredients are. And because this site is world wide I think brand names should not be used, for instance
list canned tomato's or peas,not the brand name.

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KNITTABLES 9/29/2010 8:37PM

    Love the pictures and glad to see you got your answers.

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CHRISTURTLE 9/29/2010 8:12PM

    Grill!

I discovered that after discovering it does NOT mean you brown a large, very expensive piece of steak on both sides, then boil it, lol. I did it, I imagined broil was an American abbreviation of brown+boil. Let's just say the dogs enjoyed their special dinner that evening.
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LINDABENEDICT 9/29/2010 7:29PM

    boy, do you ask good questions Lexie !!!!! When I am tooo hot, I often say I am broiling !!!!

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BUBBLEJ1 9/29/2010 6:45PM

    We should start a translation group!

American = British/Aussie/Kiwi
Broil = Grill
Grill = Cook on BBQ
BBQ = Ummmmmm don't think we have that one!



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BUBBLEJ1 9/29/2010 6:43PM

    Broil=grill. Had me stumped for ages too

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10TOES 9/29/2010 6:16PM

    Hmm... how to explain? A broiler is that drawer that is under the oven. I don't think I have ever seen an oven without one here in the States. You turn the knob for the oven to it's hottest setting which usually just says "broil" here and put whatever you intend to cook on a broiler pan. In most cases, the flame or heat source is hottest in this area. I don't know if that helps. Good luck emoticon

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52-Week Walking Plan, week 6, day 4 I am evidently unrelated to elephants. *grin*

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I have a memory like a sieve! I forgot my strength training again today. My core has been neglected. Ooops! It would seem that missing a week of exercising has had a detrimental effect on my brain. Or it could be the sinusitis. Or it could be that the paperwork is draining my brain cells. LOL

Still, at least I got in a 20 minute walk as scheduled, slow but completed, and I also walked to Tesco Extra and back to stock up on some of the once-a-month stuff, like porage oats (gotta be Scott's), and my curry sauce. I have ended up with over 11000 steps today, and I have a fair bit of walking to do tomorrow and Friday too, so steps aren't an issue this week.

Pedometer Stats for the 20 minute walk:
Pace: 22 minutes
Calories: 89
Steps: 2216
Time: 0:21:37
Distance: 1.00 miles

Short and sweet tonight. The other thing the paperwork is doing is seriously impinging on my Sparking time. *Pout!* I managed to get the rest of the receipts straight this afternoon, so I have most of the info I need for the tax return now. A few things to double-check with the tax office, some sums, and hopefully it will all be over and I can have my kitchen table back. :-)

So, hopefully I have time to whizz through my inbox and say "Hi!" to a few Sparkfriends before I sign off for the night. I am hoping for a decent amount of time this weekend to properly catch up with everyone. I hate it when I feel I am neglecting my pals here at SP. :-(

Hope you are all having great days!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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TIGGERIFFIC123 10/2/2010 3:47PM

    I am so glad to hear you got all that paperwork done! You are so close reclaiming your kitchen table...Great Job!!

I hear you about the impact that all of these things has on your memory. I hope that you are starting to feel better finally so that you can get back into routine. As you have said it seems to have an impact on everything...lol

Take Care,
Rhonda

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CARLA-216 9/30/2010 11:21AM

    Hmm, I would blame it on the paperwork. I basically do that same sort of paperwork you're dealing with all day at work, so that excuse works for me, too! ;)

Great job on your steps! You cover a lot of ground with all that walking you do!

xoxo,
Carla

PS: love the pic today!

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CHRISTURTLE 9/30/2010 12:10AM

    I too am lacking even the most miniscule link to the elephant! Wonder what a reliable memory would be like..

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NJMATTICE 9/29/2010 10:49PM

    Making a dent in that paperwork. That's a good thing. We'll wait for you. Promise. I've got a drippy nose here. I'm feeling for your sinusitis.
Have a great Thursday. Hope to catch you tomorrow.
Love,
Nancy

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LINDABENEDICT 9/29/2010 7:30PM

    Sweet dreams !!!

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JHADZHIA 9/29/2010 7:20PM

    You did very well with your steps!! High Five!
Know what you mean with paperwork. After my break here, its going to be year end work for me. I too, hate getting behind on what my Spark buds are up to..
Have a good sleep!!

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52-Week Walking Plan, week 6, day 3 I think I have a cold now, but it could be the onions. LOL

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Today I did:

I ate a Nutrigrain Bar - apple flavour - while doing my warm up before my walk. I've finally found something I can eat first thing that doesn't make me nauseous. :-) I'm not good at eating for the first hour or so after I get up, but as the dizzies can sometimes be related to lack of food, I'm trying to eat a little something before I go out. I took a bar with me on my walk yesterday, but with the sinuses forcing me to breathe through my mouth a lot, I was finding that the crumbs were making me cough. So, it was back to trying to eat before I go out. I had tried to wait until after breakfast to go for my walk, but then found that the rest of my day was affected, as I couldn't seem to get going any quicker, and I still didn't want breakfast until more than an hour after I had got up.

I never liked Nutrigrain bars before now, and they don't have a great deal to recommend them, but they have a little fruit in, aren't high in calories or fat, and are soft to chew on, which makes them minimal effort first thing. Tara is highly amused that Mum is suddenly eating them, after saying so many times how awful they are. *grin* I am now a walking example to her of how our tastes change, and that this is why it is a good idea to try things we used not to like, because we sometimes change our minds, and that is ok. :-)

Sorry Folks... slipped into 'Mummy Mode' there for a moment. Normal service has now been resumed. :-)

CARDIO
52-Week Walking Plan
Week 6, Day 3
15 minute walk

I somehow missed one of the clicks when setting the timer on my mobile for the halfway point. I got as far as the bridge which is my usual turning point, got all the way over, then delved into my bag for my mobile to see how many seconds I had left, and it wasn't running. *oookkkaaayyy* So, I switched it off, locked the phone, and turned back, figuring I had probably done about half the time anyway, and the alarm went off just before I reached the house! Yup... after failing to start it, I then equally failed to switch it off. *grin*

I had my usual breakfast - porridge and cooked apple on top, and then did twenty minutes on Tigger to complete my cardio today. That always puts a smile on my face. :-)

I gave Roo a few minutes attention too, though I am trying to save him for lower body workout days. Now that I have a much bigger step, it is a whole new workout. :-)

STRENGTH TRAINING
Upper Body
I just did the Day 3 Bootcamp Video today. I really felt it afterwards so I didn't want to push my luck after over a week off.

After all that, and a short time Sparking, I had to be good and do some paperwork now that the sinuses have let go of the full-time death grip, and transferred to a part-time death grip. Part-time means that it feels rough first thing, lets go somewhat during daylight hours, and then reasserts itself as the evening draws in. Add to that a runny nose and a sore throat and I may well have a cold going on here. I am pretty suspicious about it anyway, and there are a lot about at the moment.

Anyway, I cooked up a very garlicky and oniony ratatouille for my dinner tonight, and tomorrow I am making a batch of my curry, all being well, to try and kill the germs with the spices and garlic. LOL They are going to run a mile before I've finished with them.... or is that meant to be my nose.... hmmm....

In other news, I made a decent dent in the paperwork. Yesterday I read right through all the Tax Return paperwork, and highlighted the relevant sections in the help booklet for ease of reference when I fill the form in later. I will have to ring the office because there are three or four things I'm not clear about at this point, but apart from that it doesn't look as bad as I feared. Let's hope these aren't famous last words. *grin* Today I got about 5 months of receipts straightened out, and have about four more months to go. I am very grateful that I have a very simple business. This is the first time I have been self-employed and had to fill in a tax return. The joy of learning curves. :-)

Well, I have two hours of TV to look forward to tonight - CSI Miami, followed by Drop Dead Diva. The first show starts in fifteen minutes, so I am going to toddle off and settle in. I think I've earned a comfy seat for the viewing, and maybe a nice crochet hook and some soft wool to play with. We'll see. :-)

Hopefully, I'll be able to pop back later on for a quick run through some friends blogs before I head for bed.

Hope you are all having a great day! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CHRISTURTLE 9/29/2010 8:22PM

    I have a complaint about your pics Lex - I laughed at each and every one of them, well more a quick (but admittedly loud) chuckle at each of them. Nothing wrong with that, but... the guy who lives next to me, one of my wonderful neighbors who is always so ready to do anything to help, called out after my third chuckle to see what I was making that strange noise for. Told him I was working on my computer and was liable to make even stranger noises than the few he'd heard, so maybe he needn't worry till the dogs started howling with concern. Once again he just got that 'hmm, she's off again...' look on his face, smiled and walked inside, no doubt to tell his partner Chris has lost the plot again.

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JHADZHIA 9/29/2010 7:31PM

    I don't mind Nutragrain, they kind of remind me of the fig bars I used to love. I don't like doing Income Tax, it has math in it, LOL. I am fortunate my building gets Uni students in every year to do ourrs. Ah the benefits of living in low income senior's housing.. We get to have our flu shots free in the building too.
I feel for you with those sinuses. I had a corker once that led to severe pain and some numbing of the nerves in my face. So now I am very diligent keeping on top of my allergies so they don't build up on me.
Feel better soon..
Hugs
Linda

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KNITTABLES 9/28/2010 11:45PM

    Love the pictures, I needed something to smile at today. Great job on the walk and yes our taste buds do change every few years. Keep up the great work.

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CARLA-216 9/28/2010 8:01PM

    Good job working on that paperwork, Lex!

I'm glad to see that you were able to get a walk in, some strength training, and some Tiggering in to boot!

Now enjoy you some relaxation and watching your telly!

xoxo,
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TIGGERIFFIC123 9/28/2010 7:06PM

    Cute pics....you always make me smile!

You are setting such a great example for Tara....nothing wrong with launching into mommy mode...we all need those gentle reminders...lol

Good on you for getting that paperwork sorted out...one of those jobs that comes with owning a business that just has to get done. Next year you will have all of your receipts organized so that you don't have to go through months at a time. It is great to stretch your wings and take on new things regardless of the learning curve before you!

Glad to hear you are slowly feeling better. Take Care,
Rhonda

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