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"Regular" Cardio

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I won't deny I had quite a workout, climbing the ladder, washing and painting the walls...My arms and shoulders tell me I challenged them. But my knees and hips did not appreciate all the standing I put them through. So today, to do them a favor, I got back on the bike for 25 minutes. A little circular motion.

I'm looking forward to more weight loss and probably come summer a new hip so I can also resume dancing with my ol' buddy Richard Simmons. I would have tried it sooner, but the dvd player on my computer went the way of all flesh. However, Glitterfairy77 and her boyfriend are putting up a new flatscreen tv - ABOVE the doggies' heads (so no more need to yell,"Jazz, go lie down!" when she parks herself over the heat vent) with a playstation . So maybe I can get me some NEW dvd's. Special treat.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 2/4/2013 4:32PM

    I love me some Richard. I do 80's Blast Off, and I really like it.

I hope the knees feel better.


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Several Months and 23 Pounds Later

Saturday, February 02, 2013

My daughter Abi (AKA Glitterfairy, previously Raptormelon) and I have been at these walls since after breakfast. Actually, I started washing them last night during commercial breaks while watching Knight and Day, a fun action comedy. I was up till midnight. I woke around 8, to the smell of coffee - yay! And after coffee and a good breakfast, I continued to wash the walls while Abi went and tended to some other business. We started painting after we had lunch, some time after noon. Abi is leery of ladders, so I've been the one hauling myself up to do the cutting by the ceiling, above windows and doors, and where we can't reach. We've kept the kids upstairs, and taken little breaks now and then. Since neither of us felt like cooking, and most deliveries didn't appeal to us, Abi ordered from Appleby's and I went and picked it up. After dinner, I took my other half meloxicam, because the half this morning just isn't doing it for me for all the punishment I'm giving to hips and knees. I want to be able to sleep tonight.

But I am sure I could not have done this several months and 23 pounds ago!

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VTRICIA 2/2/2013 11:05PM

    Way to go!

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Preparing for Other Forms of Cardio

Friday, February 01, 2013

One of my favorite forms of cardio is my stationary bike. I can get a good workout without the stress of my weight on my knees and hip. And the low impact enables me to keep those joints mobile. When I went to the orthopedic doctor for the knee and then the hip, he was surprised at my range of motion, considering the loss of cartilage. I know itís from keeping up with the exercise.
I was a bit lax yesterday though. I just walked to school Ė and was going to walk home too, but my son-in-law stopped for me on his way back from getting my granddaughter. It was cold and windy, so I accepted the ride.
And I didnít get on this morning either Ė and while I was ready to walk, my son-in-law was up so he drove me. Again, in the cold and snow, I was glad for the ride. I DID do my leg-strengthening exercises, though, while I was in the student cafeteria. I figured, there werenít many students, I was in an alcove, and they had no interest in watching some crazy T.A. working out.
But I also didnít worry about biking because I know that this afternoon my daughter and I are going to be preparing the walls Ė taking off old tape thatís held party streamers, and sanding down spackled areas, and washing the walls. HEAVY CLEANING. And tomorrow weíll be PAINTING the walls!
This hasnít been done since my son was in high school and, in a fit of desperate anger, threw the TV against the wall. Besides totally smashing the TV, it left a big wound in the poor old plaster-lath.(It was because his father spent so many hours glued to the TV and son was hurting for interaction.) I filled in the gash, and painted the room.
Then in 2008, Son and his brother-in-law thought they were going to paint the room, and took down all the paintings and photos, pulled out nails and screws, and filled the holes with spackle. And thatís it. Didnít even sand it down. And thatís how itís been. SoÖitís time for a fresh paint job.
Cardio change up!


"Vamos Pa'lante" - Let's Keep Moving Forward!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
This song came to mind in the midst of everything.
I've made some pretty serious mistakes in my time.
But that's why I needed Christ - why I STLL need Him. Because (surprise surprise) I'm not PERFECT like y'all! (ha!)
"The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand."(Psalm 37:23, 24)
One can apply this to our bodies, how we eat. Just because I mess up one meal or one day does not mean I am done for. One meal does not make a lifetime of bondage to obesity.
I thank God I can also apply this to every area of my life. I can confess, repent, and press on.
After all, I DO delight in Him. And He IS upholding me.

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63KEEPONGOING 1/31/2013 4:47PM

  Amen! Well put! Thanks, I enjoy this blog!

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"I'm Christian and I SHOW It!"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Ggroup called LMFAO made a very popular and funny video, "I'm Sexyand I Know It"
which has had a number of equally funny parodies, from Elmo of Sesame Street
to Nerds...
to being in a family way...
to being Jewish
I was just filling in for a coworker since I didn't get my permanent assignment yet for this semester, and there was a girl there who did not like the fact that I wasn't her regular TA. She wanted to know where her M-F'ing s**t was and made it clear that I needed to get out of her M-F'ing classroom and I was getting on her M-F'ing nerves, and no she didn't NEED no M-F'ing pencil because she already HAD her M-F'ing pencil... you get the idea . The teacher wasn't with us yet, and since I was just filling in, I figured it wasn't worth it to have her thrown out, if under her teacher she settled down to work. (I DID inform the teacher of her mouth)
Well, she did settle down, and somehow the subject came up that she went to CHURCH. emoticon
Well, granted, she went with her GRANDMA, who'd been wanting her to go. Okay, so she's going. And you can't clean a fish until it's caught. But I thought, Lord, I sure hope she doesn't say she's a CHRISTIAn for a GOOD long while!
Anyway, this morning I'd been thinking there ought to be another parody, such as the title of this blog.
Can anyone come up with some good lyrics?

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SUNSET09 1/29/2013 10:22PM

  Funny you should mention her as I have a co-worker who claims he's a Christian, claims he reads the bible, however does not attend church, and needs his month washed out with soap as well. If you are a Christian, your light will shine that and don't have to tell everyone you meet. We pray for them all that they are not the example to follow! They have to start from somewhere and will get their ah, ha moment, prayfully, before it's to late! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RDGISME 1/29/2013 6:45PM

    I'm not sure I would have handled that situation as well as you just did! I can only pray that her grandmother's influence rubs off on that young girl! Lyrics? Uhm......

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GLITTERFAIRY77 1/29/2013 3:18PM

  I can't think of anything off the top of my head like that, but I want to throttle that little girl. I'm sure she's making grandma so proud.

Why are you looking over the top of your glasses at me and drumming your fingers??? *hides*

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