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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

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Perhaps
this is part of
the eb and flow
the yin and yang
the up and down
the in and out
the awake and sleep
the tide going in and out

it is the out
it is the down
but not depressed
it is the tired

perhaps it is the day
the heat
the allergy
the fact that sunblock
smelled so good
and made me long
for more time off
but

perhaps it was slacking
that is lacking

I am awake
and it is time to move

I am awake
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MAMANADEUX 6/3/2010 11:03AM

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Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem.

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NORASPAT 6/2/2010 10:44PM

    Take a deep breath, dust yourself OFF,
and start all over again!.

Maybe next time a little more gentle.

Pat in Maine. Loved your Poem.

Thanks for sharing Take care and Take it EASY

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SANDYJAS 6/2/2010 7:36PM

    Thanks for the poem. Love your writing! This really spoke to me
"it is the out
it is the down
but not depressed
it is the tired "

Comment edited on: 6/2/2010 7:37:08 PM

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PEGGYO 6/2/2010 5:07PM

    Great

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/2/2010 4:13PM

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KEL_BEL_FX3 6/2/2010 11:22AM

    I love this, you are just so creative.

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PSMITH3841 6/2/2010 11:13AM

    Very Nice! Thanks for sharing....

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More on ... It only takes a step ...

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

April 1, 2010 I posted a blog about giving a pedometer to a friend of mine whose weight is well over 300. In fact, I found out today it probably was about 366 lbs.

Last month she came to me and told me she had lost 5 lbs. I got her involved with a way to track her fitness, and she is doing chair exercises, and walking from her truck to work. One day last week she said her computer quit on her, so she turned on the tv and found a belly dance class! So, in her tiny apartment, she belly danced! She showed me a number of the moves last week. I grinned.

Today, when she came to work she said "Deb, oh I have something to tell you. I got weighed yesterday and I lost 10 more lbs!"
She said " I am down to (3)51!" Go girl! you rock!

Yes! It only takes a step. And she is stepping in the right direction, and I feel good to be able to lend a little support.

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FIT_BY_2012 6/2/2010 11:29AM

    How great!
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KEL_BEL_FX3 6/2/2010 9:50AM

    That is awesome!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/2/2010 1:52AM

    That is wonderful!

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MUMZELLA 6/2/2010 1:37AM

    You're a good friend! Tell her congratulations from me as well. She's taking the first steps. Keep encouraging her.It won't be long before she's belly dancing her way to a healthier body. (I'll have to look for that belly dancing class too)

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Taking it all into account

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I began this journey July 6, 2009 @ 207 lbs = 331 days, Now 183 lbs.
24 lbs lost, 27 " lost.

Today is the 81st day on the Wii fit plus

Through Flylady I started with Jonathan Roche No Excuses Work Outs September 2, 2009 192 lbs (272 days), Started with Platinum December 20/21, 2009 @ 190 lbs (164 days). All I measured that day were hips 53", and waist 47.5"

January 1, 2010 I only started measuring inches in December - Hips 52, Waist 45.5. Bust 51, Thighs 26 194 lbs

Current measurements :
H 46.5" lost 6.5"
W 40" lost 7.5"
B 45.4" lost 5.5"
thighs 24 lost 2" each thigh = lost 4 "
biceps 13" lost 1.75" each arm = lost 3.5"

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oh, almost forgot, began with Spark People 2/6/2010 -115 days

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LUNADRAGON 6/2/2010 9:49PM

    Thanks, I fixed the date, it was a typo. emoticon

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KEL_BEL_FX3 6/2/2010 9:52AM

    Wonderful Job! Keep up the hard work!

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MZDOLPHIN 6/2/2010 6:07AM

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well done !

got confused on the "year" of your date at first emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/2/2010 1:50AM

    Great job!!

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MAMANADEUX 6/1/2010 11:08PM

    Fantastic! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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CRAZIJADE 6/1/2010 10:48PM

  Wow thats so awesome. Keep up the good work. Keep on; Keeping on. You are doing good.

its so good to have the measurements because you don't alway lose weight but you still get slimmer in certain areas.

Well have a good blessed day

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 6/1/2010 10:44PM

    Great job! Keep it going!!

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Mathematical genius!

Monday, May 31, 2010

So, I had a slight repeat performance of yesterday's higher food count, except I really did eat a whole lot healthier today, and I burned way more calories than yesterday.
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Yes, there was a picnic/cookout with church family. Our church family is made up of a great many military families from all over the U.S. Yet, I had made healthy choices, though the fat and calories were up, everything else was down, including the carbs. I ate lots of fresh fruit and veggies with my lean burger, and no bun. I ate chips, but no salt version. And I allowed myself a brownie.
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On top of the eating, I actually did something I have not done in many years. I went on a hike with friends. Although I did not wear my heart rate monitor, I timed the walk and it was 42 minutes up and down over hill and vale, over rocky paths, and roots, avoiding poisonous plants( I didn't see any), and identifying local flora for all the out of state people.
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Before I embarked on the trek, I had the choice: slather on anti bug stuff, or slather on sunblock. I opted for the latter. I still smell like sunblock, which is not a bad thing. I did not think I would encounter any bees, and left my epipen in my purse back at the pavilion, but I did tell the nurse in the group that was what I was doing.
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There were no bees, and not really any bugs to speak of. I really enjoyed the experience. The weather was perfect, not too hot, and the shaded breezes felt lovely. I was proud of me for taking my getting over the fear of bees one step further. My husband, who cannot hike due to his severe ankle arthritis, stayed back with the majority at the pavilion.
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My calorie count for the day: 1788 calories.
Activity count for my fitness: -790 calories. That does not count for my regular hourly burn, whatever that is. So I think I did pretty well today. I know my planned fitness was way over yesterday, as Sunday was a planned rest day and I only did my morning stretches, and some walking.
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Right now I have that exhausted, yawny , warm sunshine feeling. It was a very good day. Even the scent of the sunblock is comforting. I will take a shower then get to bad earlier than usual.
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Mmmm. Makes me want more days off!

  
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PSMITH3841 6/1/2010 9:40PM

    Sounds like a great day....sensible foods, activity, friends....doesn't get much better does it? emoticon

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KEL_BEL_FX3 5/31/2010 9:02PM

    It sounds like you did wonderfully well today!

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PEGGYO 5/31/2010 7:57PM

    Sounds like a fun day

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I Overcharged My Calorie Account!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ca-Ching! There it goes again.
It started with the leftover pizza for lunch, that went well with the leftover spinach lasagna.

Ca-ching! There it goes again.
Oh, but it is so hot, and frozen yogurt sounds so good!

Ca-ching! There it goes again.
Oh, oh, I still need to eat supper. The calories and the carb account are overspent.

Ca-ching! There it goes again.
Oh, oh. I need to eat. Yes, I have burned lots of calories this week. Yes, I am exhausted today. Yes, I need the fuel.
Now for the most sensible thing I did all day: a nice salad with spinach and lettuce, with 6 nice shrimp for protein. I boiled an egg, but put it in the fridge. The salad did nicely, followed by an apple chaser.

Ca-ching. Overspent.
Not to worry.
Everything zero's out again in the morning.

Whew!
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PSMITH3841 5/31/2010 5:00PM

    Typical Holiday Weekend Problem.....we do the best we can and try to repair the damage when it's over! Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day. emoticon

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KEL_BEL_FX3 5/31/2010 2:56PM

    There's always tomorrow. That's been my attitude as of late when I don't feel like I've done the best I could. WTG YOU!

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TRIGFROST 5/31/2010 1:31PM

    Thank God....For A New Tomorrow...Ca-Ching...

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JOKNOWS 5/31/2010 11:03AM

    emoticonEnjoyed your blog and all your ca-ching'ing. And you're right, it is a new day. Time for a refund!

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SANDYJAS 5/30/2010 10:58PM

    Has anyone ever told you that you are an amazingly talented writer?

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CDNMSFIT 5/30/2010 9:48PM

   

Beautifully said! I hope you enjoyed it all.. it's only when we eat mindlessly that it's a shame.

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JEN_LOVING_LIFE 5/30/2010 9:43PM

    Great attitude! We all go over on our accounts from time to time. Just realize that one day does not define you OR the progress you've made. You go girl!

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