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Genuine letter to Leicester City Council

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dear Leicester City Council,

Can you please let us know what provisions you have in place in the event of a zombie invasion? Having watched several films it is clear that preparation for such an event is poor and one that councils throughout the kingdom must prepare for.

Please provide any information you may have.

Yours faithfully,

Concerned Citizen

Story here:


Must admit that Zombie Invasion was not something I had considered a problem, but seeing that Leicester is not prepared for such an emergency, maybe I should write to my local council to check their emergency plans. *gulp*

Lex xxx

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/12/2011 8:56AM

    LOL Trust me Lexie I felt reading one of your blogs would be my best medecine today,I am coming back for more after IV therapy are they prepared for an invasion of bloody spiders though???????? love and hugs,Cheri

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MOUSALISA 6/11/2011 11:33PM

    It pays to be prepared !!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 6/10/2011 4:35PM

    Thanks for the laugh! I'm pretty sure I could find some local emergency plans for here that are almost as bizarre.

Have a great week-end!

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TIGGERIFFIC123 6/10/2011 2:56PM

    Well as long as you are prepared for vampires and werewolves those plans should surely suffice...if not I think you need to write your council three separate letters, but let them know that all three could be addressed in one emergency plan for such an invasion...giggles

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SILLYHP1953 6/10/2011 2:49PM

    I needed a laugh...

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CARLA-216 6/10/2011 10:14AM

    At least they didn't call 999!


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GRACE612 6/10/2011 8:07AM

    They've been talking about the Zombie Invasion in the US too...oh well, I guess it beats always having to listen to all the other bad/sad stuff that it reported on the news all the time...

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WANDAH3 6/10/2011 7:09AM

    We have many emergency plans in our county, but I must admit a zombie invasion is not one that appears anywhere. I'd best think about writing to my council here too. *grin*

Have an awesome day,

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Day 49/1000 Doggy Thief! :-)

Friday, June 03, 2011

A good exercise day:

Took Sophie up to Highwoods this morning with our ball thrower, and it was a mistake! First, I had to fetch the ball because Sophie didn't see where it went. Luckily I did though. Then, having adjusted my throw to make the ball run along the path rather than into the long grass, another dog came along and took Sophie's ball and ran off with it! That dog's owner was deaf as a post thanks to her ipod earbuds, and we had to chase after her to get the ball back! LOL

Finally, I managed to get things going better with the thrower and Sophie fetched a couple of times. But by the time we got to the end of the first field, Sophie was breathing very hard and she walked into the shady long grass and laid down for a rest. Realising that the heat was getting to her I put the ball and thrower in my bag and we walked slowly round the field and home, with her gasping every step of the way.

So, no ball thrower unless the weather is cooler and we are only going for a short walk. In fact, I may have to look at getting up really early to walk Sophie before it gets too warm until the end of the summer. She really can't cope with heat at her age. Mind you, it isn't my favourite thing either. :-)

Walked to Waitrose and back to get a few bits for the weekend.

Did my tweaked Yoga and Muscle routine on Wii Fit Plus - 45 minutes and 25 exercises! :-) I'm really enjoying the variety of exercises, and I am aiming for three times a week for that one. Still finding the Tree Pose difficult. Can't get my foot to stay up above my knee. It keeps sliding back down. LOL Anyone know how to stop the slide down? I've tried bare foot on lycra and trainer on jeans and neither is effective, though the trainer on jeans only slides as far as my knee.

Then I did my Just Dance June challenge - week 1 = 8 songs, plus 2 others for fun. :-)

So, not short of exercise today. :-) Well over 10,000 steps managed.

Tara barely touched her meal last night, but today she has done better. She ate a small breakfast - nutrigrain and a glass of milk, three small sausage rolls for lunch, a couple of cakey things, and finally, it took her two hours, but she ate a trout fillet, a small boiled potato and about half a carrot this evening, so things are looking up. *phew!*

Roll on bedtime. We are both pretty tired tonight. :-)
It's the weekend! Yay!
Have a good one!
Lex xxx
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MNOT2THICK 6/5/2011 6:36PM

    You are so inspiring me. emoticon emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 6/4/2011 9:16PM

    I looked at wii's in the store last night but just haven't made the plunge yet. I just know me and I'm afraid I'll get into it for a while and then taper off, but of course I'll buy all the accessories first...

You are really doing great with your fitness.

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CHEVY63 6/4/2011 2:14PM

    Glad you got Sophie's ball back! Hope she's recovered from the walk.

Good job with your fitness - you are doing great with keeping it up!

Enjoy the weekend.


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SCREWIE 6/4/2011 1:16PM

    Considering how unflexible my legs are, the only way I could do a Tree would be by breaking my knee so I can bend it up, and fixing it to my thigh with a rubber band!

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ODDLASS 6/4/2011 12:51PM

    I would love to advise on keeping your foot in place ... however ... if I manage it with my foot off the floor and don't fall over I class it as a victory!

But I have found I can balance better with the sound off!! Either being told 'you are a bit unsteady' OR ' your balance is perfect' both make me think too much about it and set me off on a wibble wobble!


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CARLA-216 6/4/2011 9:43AM

    I feel you with the warm weather! UGH x1000! LOL

Crazy doggie, stealing Sophie's ball! I must say that I don't get people who can't go anywhere without their iPod. May make me sound odd or whatever, but I really can't imagine being plugged into my own little world all the time.

Great job on the exercise! And so glad Tara's eating better. Her eats sound quite tasty to me! :)


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_LINDA 6/4/2011 1:17AM

    Wow! I can only imagine having warm weather!! I far and away prefer it to cold. I feel so much better in hot temperatures. Can you carry water for Sophie to drink? It should be mandatory with that kind of heat, never mind the exercise. You wouldn't hurt having some either ;). We always carried water for Bendix and ourselves, although getting Mom to drink water is very, very hard -she doesn't even go to the bathroom in the morning after sleeping she drinks so little :(
Love hearing about all the variety of exercising you are doing:) Bare foot on bare skin with this pose? Do you have shorts you can wear?
Keep up the great work and have a fabulous weekend!!
Linda xxx

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Day 38-48/1000 (the long-story-short version) and a Watery + Dental Adventure :-)

Thursday, June 02, 2011

That was the ten days that was! :-) I have been incredibly busy, and more than a little stressed. Ever since Tara was told by the dentist that she needed a filling in one of her top front teeth, things have been fraught. With a two week wait for the treatment, Tara started to lose her appetite, until by Monday of this week she was threatening to be sick every time she started to eat.

This is more than a little difficult to deal with when your child has tactile issues with food anyway, and then can barely eat even the things she likes. To be honest, I was at the point of ringing the dentist and cancelling the appointment, just so her appetite would improve.

It also doesn't help that I had a horrendous experience with a dentist as a child which left me seriously dental-phobic myself. I have done my best not to pass my fears on. Bryony isn't scared of dentists, or heights - my other biggie. Tara isn't scared of heights either, but the dental thing looked increasingly problematic.

I was able to convince her this morning that the reason she is so freaked out is that it is a new thing she has to deal with. Therefore she has no idea what to expect, and that is what was bugging her. I promised her that if she really didn't feel she could deal with it, we would leave the surgery with her teeth untouched, but that it would be best if we at least try to get her as far as the dental chair! :-)

So, off to town we went, popping into Hughes to pay a bill and Robert Dyas to pick up a brita water filter and a new dish brush before heading to the dentist. Tara gave the ladies behind the counter a laugh. I turned round to her and asked what equipment I needed to buy for the kitchen in order to encourage her to help with the dishes. Fast as lightning, she replied: "A dishwasher!"

Tara was close to tears when we arrived at the surgery, but by the time we were called in she was calm, and the dentist and his assistant were wonderful! The dentist decided to try drilling and filling without an injection first, and told her to let him know if she felt any pain and he would stop and give her an injection to numb her mouth. He said he’d go really slowly and if anything worried her she just had to say.

I cast up a silent prayer to anyone who was listening to help her through it, and then the dentist started the drill...

Her first comment a few seconds after he started drilling...

“It tickles!”

Apart from a brief moment of pain part-way through the drilling she was fine, and the dentist finished the drilling and filled the tooth without having to inject her. Yay! *grin* She has to go back in three months for a check-up to make sure she is looking after her teeth properly, because she has a tendency to gum infection so he has given her a regime to follow.

So, I can’t tell you how relieved I am that it all went so smoothly. I was expecting a gibbering wreck of a child to be practically carried out of the surgery, and instead, she was smiling broadly, and practically skipping out of the door. *blows kiss to everyone who helped!*

So, I’m two for two! I didn’t pass my phobia on to Tara either, thank the gods. *phew! mops brow*

The other biggie this week was getting a water meter fitted yesterday. It was a right palaver, but will be worth the hassle because it will save us a lot of money through the year. Thanks to a heap of confusion between inspectors, phone operators and contractors, they ended up turning my kitchen upside down to fit it under the sink instead of outside, but it will be more secure that way, and it did force me to clean the cupboard out, which was long overdue. LOL

The contractor had to cut part of the cupboard backing away, which they aren’t allowed to do apparently, in order to get at the pipes. As it was either that or get the concrete drill out and start making a hole in my garden path he got his stanley knife out and started cutting. I told him I would happily sign something to claim responsibility if necessary, but he didn't take me up on the offer. :-) It isn’t like anyone will see the back of the cupboard anyway. I would have chopped it out myself, but I didn’t have the tools.

So yes, bit of a stressful time recently, but a decent meal tonight and a good night’s sleep will do wonders for both of us I think. We bought salmon and prawn sarnies on the way home, and Tara wolfed her share down, so that’s a great sign that her appetite is back. Thank the gods for that! A quiet few days would be nice too. :-)

We were so psyched when we left the dentist that we went to the Gamestation store for a mooch and Tara found a game she wanted. It is a real shame that they're closing the store on Saturday. The staff aren't even being absorbed by other branches. Sickening! It also means we have less choices in town for game shops now. Gamestation also stocked games for old consoles that none of the other shops stock, so an even bigger loss. :-(
I really hope the staff will be ok.

Then we popped into the pet store opposite to get a ball grabber. This is a plastic thing that you use to pick up and throw tennis balls for your dog. It was only £2.50, and I'm looking forward to taking Sophie up to Highwoods with it tomorrow to see how far I can throw a ball with it. LOL

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So, the 1000 day exercise challenge. Yes, I have exercised on all of the days covered by this blog post. :-) But I won't bore you with a load of detail. Instead, this is the long-story-short version:

Day 38
Highwoods walk, Waitrose, Games on the Wii Fit Plus

Day 39
Highwoods, Wii Fit Plus games which included an hour of cycling

Day 40
Wii Fit plus games, including 35 mins cycling.
Danced to 11 songs on Just Dance 2.
Tennis and Baseball on Wii Sports - LOVED that! I have never played baseball in my life and the nearest thing we Brits have to it - rounders - well, I was hopeless at it as a child! :-) But playing on Wii sports actually made me go and look up the Baseball rules after to see why some hits weren't counted and stuff. Plus, I used to play tennis a lot when I was younger and I got so engrossed in the game on the Wii that at times I forgot I was swinging a remote instead of a tennis racquet. Really enjoyable. :-)

Day 41
Wii Fit Plus games and a trek to Tesco Extra and back via Highwoods, being chased by rainstorms (and caught too, LOL), plus danced to 12 songs on Just Dance.

Day 42
Wii Fit Plus games, plus 7 Zumba fitness routines which completed all my Just Dance and Zumba challenges for May. Yay! :-)

Day 43
Wii Fit Plus:
10 yoga and muscle exercises on Wii Fit Plus - the only ones I hadn't already attempted (and for some of them it was obvious why! Yowser! ouch!)
Jogging - 1 hour and 12 minutes in total!

Day 44
Wii Fit Plus:
Created a routine of 26 Yoga and Muscle exercises which came to 46 minutes, and did them all. They were all the ones I could do, or do sort of. :-) Needs juggling! :-)
Did 30 mins of cycling too, and more jogging.

Day 45
Loads and loads of jogging using Tigger on Wii Fit Plus testing out different routes. It was a lot of fun! :-) 1 hour and 19 minutes in total

Day 46
Highwoods walk
Wii Fit Plus: tweaked the 26 Yoga and Muscle exercise routine and did them all again - 47 minutes this time
Also did some real gardening - not on the Wii! LOL

Day 47
Wii Fit Plus:
30 mins cycling
plus walked to Waitrose and back

Day 48 (today)
Town circuit walk via Castle Park
Hoping to get a little Wii-ing in later if possible. Was planning to do the latest tweak of my Yoga and Muscle routine, but that will depend on how tired I am after all the stress. Usually I do a major droop after something like that, and the stress also bought on my Tietze's somewhat - after an extended break from it - which doesn't help. But we'll see. :-)

So there you go - loads of exercise done. Lost weight last week, put about half the loss back on this week, but TOM was in town, so not a surprise. :-) What was a surprise was that I didn't gain more! :-)

I'll finish with some cloud pics from Thursday's race against the rainstorm on the way home from Tesco Extra. We got soaked on the way there, but almost made it back without a second soaking. Just started to rain about a minute from home. As Tara pointed out, if I hadn't kept stopping to take photos we'd have beaten it back! LOL

I have posted them in the order I took them. The brighter shots were facing the direction we were heading, and the dark clouds were behind and to the right of us:

Hope you are all doing well. I'll try and catch up with everyone over the weekend if I can.
Lex xxx
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MNOT2THICK 6/5/2011 6:32PM

    Gorgeous pics! So glad all went well with
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SILLYHP1953 6/4/2011 9:21PM

    I don't like dentist's either, so I'm sure glad everything went well with Tara. You are doing so great with all the fitness!

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BOVEY63 6/3/2011 3:44PM

    So happy all went well for Tara.
despite all the chaos, you did great on the exercise!
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Great pictures of the sky - it sure did get dark when the clouds came over. Love the cartoons - as usual. Keep sharing them.

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ODDLASS 6/3/2011 4:51AM

    Good on Tara!! I am so pleased she coped so well with it. It must be a big relief it is all over with!
and very well done you on all that activity!! It was wearing me out just readin' it all. and the photos were great too. they looked pretty full did them there clouds.


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SCREWIE 6/3/2011 4:36AM

    Well done to Tara for being so brave at the dentist! I also have a dentist phobia and it's not a good thing. Congrats to you for not passing it on :)

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_LINDA 6/3/2011 2:27AM

    So great Tara got through the dental appointment so well!
Awesome keeping up the fitness minutes!! Wonderful photos! The clouds are spectacular and sure look like they would dump a load of rain on you too!!
Have a Fantastic Friday and a great weekend!
Linda xxx

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LIFEISSWEET2 6/2/2011 4:36PM

    Glad that Tara made it through....and without an injection!? now that's something else!!

I have a "ball grabber" that I use when I play ball with Bud. It works like a charm, especially since I throw "like a girl" according to my brother and if Bud could talk he'd agree. Sophie will love the distance you'll get with it.

The photos are absolutely spectacular!

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ANNEMAC5 6/2/2011 3:53PM

    Wow what a blog. Stressful time for both of you. Glad the dentist trip was ok in the end such a worry when Tara was going of her food.
So sad about shops shutting and people loosing there jobs.
I love weather pictures. Weather is wonderful.
You have done fantastic with your fitness and I am sure the lbs will come off.
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CARLA-216 6/2/2011 3:37PM

    So glad Tara came out okay at the dentist. I can imagine the stress she felt. I am not phobic of dentists but I would terribly dread having a filling like she did. She's a trooper!

I hope the Tietze's stays away. XX XX fingers crossed for you!

Great job with all the exercise and being down on the scale. Bet the little TOM gain will be a goner next week.

I LOVE all the cloud photos! LOL at Tara saying you'd have beat the rain back if you hadn't stopped to snap the pics!

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Day 37/1000 Completing my Wii Fit Plus Only Exercise Weekend. Bladder control anyone?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I did it! Purely using Wii Fit Plus I got in another hour and 21 minutes of exercise today, with an unusual twist from yesterday I neglected to mention. TMI to come? You decide! :-)

And... I lost a pound and a quarter this week! Maybe the Wii helped? :-)

Of course, just cos I lost it doesn't mean I won't find it again. Most things I lose stay lost, no matter how hard I look for them, but my weight? No such luck! LOL

So, today, from the Wii Fit Plus Routines section I completed testing out the following routines:

Youth – Posture – about 6 minutes
Yoga – Tree
Yoga – Half-Moon
Balance games - Zazen

Youth – Mind and Body – about 7 minutes
Training Plus – Perfect Ten
Balance Games – Table Tilt
Training Plus – Obstacle Course

Youth – Legs and Hips – about 6 minutes
Aerobic Exercises – Step Basics
Yoga – Chair
Muscle Workouts – Rowing Squat

Form – Hips and Behind – about 8 minutes
Muscle Workouts – Single Leg extension
Aerobic Exercises – Step Plus
Yoga – Standing Knee

Form – Arms – about 6 minutes
Training Plus – Rhythm Kung Fu
Muscle Workouts – Tricep Extension
Muscle Workouts – Balance Bridge (for advanced users)

Form – Figure – about 7 minutes
Aerobic Exercises – Super Hula Hoop
Muscle Workouts – Sideways Leg Lift
Yoga - Triangle

Then, to get my steps in because that lot only came to around 1300 steps...

Cycling - the Island View Course - 19 mins and about 2000 steps

Jogging Plus 3 minute short course. 5 attempts! The reason for this? I was trying to unlock the next level and I couldn't figure out why the game wasn't moving forwards.

Also, my first attempt was interrupted by the phone ringing. It was Bryony and we hadn't chatted for ages. So, after a few mad moments of trying to jog and chat at the same time, I remembered that Tara was in the process of running a bath for herself and if I didn't give the phone to her straight away she'd miss the chance to chat with her sister. So I paused the game, ran up the stairs, and handed the phone over, then took the opportunity to empty my bladder before getting back on the trampoline.

I then completed that attempt and did two more before the phone came back.

Then I had a lovely long chat with Bry, during which time I moaned that in spite of my best efforts I hadn't been able to unlock the next level of jogging. I concluded that I couldn't jog fast enough on Tigger and that I'd try on the floor instead.

So, after Bry rang off I got back to the jogging and tried on the floor. I got off to a good start following my cat as usual, and as a second cat passed us I remembered reading somewhere on sparkpeople about passing cats to go on different routes, so I sped up, passed my cat, and lo and behold, the game told me to follow the second cat instead! So I did, and it took me on a different route! I poured my arms and legs into that three minutes, and was I pooped by the end! I was amazed I managed to do that on the floor and so fast! :-)

I liked that a lot, so I had a fifth go, starting on the floor again to start, and this time a different coloured cat overtook us, so I sped up, followed him, then leapt on the trampoline to complete that jog and new route at a more sedate trampoline pace.

At the end of that jog - and the cat took me to some very strange places for a human to jog *grin* - the game moved me on to the 'long' length jog...

So I had to try that once too. :-) 7 minutes

But after that I was pretty worn out, so I called it a day, and I'm having a well-deserved quiet evening watching TV (in between typing this to bore you guys silly, LOL).

One problem that has come to light this weekend is my bladder control. I suffer from a little weakness in that area, so that I have to be careful how I sneeze, for instance. Come on ladies! Some of you know what I'm talking about. :-) Well, yesterday, during the 30 minute jog on Tigger, I had to stop partway through ... because I wet myself! *hides behind hands all embarrassed*

Turns out that ... how to say this delicately ... fast jogging on Tigger makes me ... leak. Seems not all damp patches are sweat-related! *oops* So I guess if I want to carry on jogging I have to do two things. I have to add pelvic floor exercises to my routine to try and strengthen the area ... and I have to be a big brave girl and go peruse the Tena aisle! :-)

Oh boy! *oh no...*

I was about to say, "It never rains, but it pours!" Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear... LOLOLOLOL

So, with the sound of bladder icicles tinkling away - yes I did just say that - I will wish you all a very happy last of the weekend, and hope that Monday is kind and gentle to you all. :-)

Lex xxx
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MNOT2THICK 6/5/2011 6:12PM

    emoticon emoticonGreat working out with the Wii. I need to get one. Sounds like fun.

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ODDLASS 6/1/2011 2:54PM

    They don't call it the wii for nothing! emoticon

Don't worry, I have comfort breaks and T ladies on long sessions


I take it the next level in running is on the wii plus not the old wii? I have unlocked the wii free running and it allows me up to 30 mins so far. but I am on the C25k now, so will cut back on the wii running a bit.

Keep it up Lex! XX

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TRINA001 5/25/2011 5:18AM

    my physio therapist (Treating my split rectus muscles, from big pregnancies) told me to always remember to engage pelvic floor muscles at the same time as the core muscles.
She said that not doing so can weaken the pelvic floor. It made sense to me though (and it may just be me being dizzy) I hadn't thought of that before.
Just thought it may be worth looking up on the internet if you do a lot of core exercises?

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RAINBOWCHOC 5/24/2011 10:19AM

    Tena ladies r us....perhaps we need a new group!

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_LINDA 5/23/2011 5:38PM

    You sure are getting a lot of exercise out of this Wii! These games sound more like fun then work! Know all about the bladder stuff. I have it mildly, but my Mom has a prolapsed bladder. What a nurse suggested to strengthen it up was: When you have to go to pee, let some go about half way, then hold it for five long seconds, then do the rest. It should help if you do this on a regular basis, every time you need to go.
Keep up the great work!!
Linda xxx

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BOVEY63 5/23/2011 1:44PM

    I feel just like the cat in the second cartoon today!
You are doing awesome on the wii!
I understand the bladder issue - jumping jacks (as well as sneezing and coughing) can get me.

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SCREWIE 5/23/2011 11:20AM

    You can do pelvic floor exercises while you watch the telly, or a movie, or whatever. In fact, you can do them while you're out shopping, talking on the phone, doing the washing up... that's why they're brilliant, you can do them any time you remember it :)

Well done on unlocking the thing!

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CARLA-216 5/23/2011 8:13AM

    My mom has the bladder problems you mention. She told me that even as a young girl, she'd be running and wet herself.

Great job on your 1 hr 21 minutes of exercise!

Great pics for today, Moanday. I told Tom when we woke up I was bummed for it to be Moanday already! LOL


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SILLYHP1953 5/22/2011 8:36PM

    Some more TMI maybe.
Umm, yes, after five kids and being 58 I do know of what you speak. I'm not sure what Tena is, but Always pantiliners are small and work well.

You are getting some serious exercise in on that Wii, and it sounds fun!

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BEVIAM 5/22/2011 6:53PM

    Hi, I also have wii fit program at home. I had a total knee replacement done last November. Do you know if there is a place to add my surgery in the health, so I don't injure my knee? I am doing the exercises the dr gave me. But I wanted to try to do more.

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Day 36/1000 A Wii Fit Plus Day

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I managed to get a lot of exercise done today as part of my experimenting with the Wii Fit Plus. I decided to play with the Wii Fit Plus Routines today, and also to do half an hour of jogging to help get my steps in.

First, though, I did three attempts at the balance game Ski Slalom... ODDLASS's Wii Fit challenge choice. Have to say she and ANANDINI are way better at that than me, but I'll improve now I realised that I wasn't leaning forward enough to get the speed. It is all in the detail. I was so focused on the flag gates that I didn't notice the window to the right showing the area I needed the centre of my gravity to be for optimum performance. It was Tara who told me what I was missing. LOL Ah well, better luck next time. I had three more attempts afterwards and nailed it on the last one! :-)

So in the Wii Fit Plus Routines section, there are 12 categories, with three challenges in each one, so I tried half of them today:

1. Lifestyle - Shoulders and Back - 6 Minutes
Muscle - Torso and Waist Twists
Yoga - Palm Tree
Training Plus - Big Top Juggling

2. Lifestyle - Relax - 7 minutes
Yoga - Deep Breathing
Yoga - Sun Salutation
Training Plus - Rhythm Parade

3. Lifestyle - Warm Up - 6 minutes
Yoga - Warrior
Training Plus - Bird's-Eye Bull's-Eye
Yoga - Downward-Facing Dog

Then took a break, but did Bird's-Eye Bull's Eye again to see whether my score from the last segment was recorded. It was! They don't tell you as you work through the routines, but if you are in the top ten for that exercise it gets recorded, so that is great because I scored 111 and it was the first time I didn't drown or lose my way. LOL

4. Health - Tummy - 5 minutes
Muscle - Jackknife
Muscle - Single leg twist
Training Plus - Snowball Fight

5. Health - Over-Indulged - 9 minutes
Aerobic - Jogging
Aerobic - Rhythm Boxing
Muscle - Lunge

6. Health - Leaner Mii - 8 minutes
Aerobic - Hula Hoop
Training Plus - Cycling
Training Plus - Skateboard Arena

Then after a further break, and only having amassed about 2000 steps at that point, I decided to try the remaining 6 sections tomorrow, and instead do a 30 minute Free Jog on my trampoline to see how far I can jog in that time when I don't keep stopping to transfer music. :-) I did 5.122 KM. Very nearly twice round the island! :-) If the music I was playing had been a touch faster... LOL

At this point I had amassed 1 hour and 21 minutes on Wii Fit Plus, and I deemed that a good day's exercise, so stopped there. Oh, and the piggy bank that holds my minutes and calorie count changed to a glorious copper colour because I have exercised over ten hours in total! :-) He glows, and sparkles. Really attractive! I love these little touches. :-)

Then Tara and I played a few rounds on Mariokart. Daft game, but strangely addictive. :-) I also caught up with Sparkfriends today, so it has been a lovely time.

So that was Saturday. Hope tomorrow is as nice. :-)
Have a great weekend!
Lex xxx
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SCREWIE 5/22/2011 12:06PM

    Hyperactive, you?


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SILLYHP1953 5/21/2011 9:31PM

    Your pictures continue to be hilarious. I feel left out, I still don't have a wii.

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