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July 5, 2009 - The Pirates Game

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Well, I feel I have survived the weekend and that I have done overall well. Today, I burned 684 calories. We had a nice walk today. Did yesterday too, but took pics today.

All this seaweed, so slimy, I tell ya, it is hard to walk on. I bought nearly bit it several times.

Me on log start of our hike.

Big Shell

Just having fun

Another pic - using imagination playing pirates and I was captain of ship. The previous pic was me driving the ship. This one I am riding the bow.

The rock out at sea

loving the fresh air sailing upon the seas

The pilings peaking out at my true love

My true love who is a total dreamer

Crab, to eat on a deserted island

Pretty wild flowers against the sea wall

Sand Dollars the endangered species

My dreamer dreaming of sailing the open seas

The secret cove that can only be entered when the tide is low enough. We walk across to the cove's stream

The cove's stream

The secret trail upward to our secret hideout

The day was a beautiful day. I just love walking on the beach taking pics and day dreaming. DH does too.

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UP-4-A-CHANGE 7/7/2009 2:38PM

    wish I had some were like that to walk!

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SHANSHE 7/6/2009 2:26PM

    Too cute! Imagination is a lost art almost!

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CJSFITGOAL 7/6/2009 12:01AM

    What a great walk! Just love your pictures. Thanks for sharing them!!

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WENDI_WA1 7/5/2009 11:30PM

    Hi great pictures and what fun you have with hubby. Sounds like a perfect day.

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    I really like your pictures. Looks like you had a fun day. I love walking along the beach too. If you are ever in Salem, maybe we can meet sometime. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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July 3, 2009 Take It Easy BBQ

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Well, today wasn't much of a burn day. We pretty much had a lazy day. I did play with the horses a bit and walked around Jim and Jessi's ranch, but lazed around. DH and I had a bud lime with them, I didn't finish mine, he finished it for me. We drove to Flaming Geyser State Park. We stopped at Green Valley Meats and came home. We through on one T-Bone Steak, two small potatoes cut up in foil on the BBQ and had a small fresh dinner salad. We then came in and watched a DVD movie. I did enough moving around and burned 238 calories to keep streak going, but basically had a very lazy day.

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CJSFITGOAL 7/4/2009 10:43PM

    Sounds like you had a great relaxing day. Great job getting in your burn to keep your streak going. You are amazing!!!

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Sat., July 4, 2009 - Puppies first real walk

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Today, or might I say, early this morning, rather than bike ride, Tami (MRSKRNR) and I took her new puppies walking. This was their first walk. We both expected to burn 250 calories as it was puppies first time. They surprisingly did very well and we burned 407 (Me) 415 (Tami). Not bad.

Love this pic, Tami and pups sitting there waiting so patiently for me. The pups are so adorable.

After walk and had to drink some water.

Me and the pups after walk before leaving.

FYI - they are momma doggies....Tami has got them quite spoiled as I expected. They really are sweet dogs.

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UP-4-A-CHANGE 7/6/2009 11:54AM

    to cute great job ladies and puppies! emoticon

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CJSFITGOAL 7/4/2009 10:41PM

    Aww... how adorable! Bet they made your walk so much fun.

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DETERMINED_ME 7/4/2009 9:39PM

    My puppies are so tired. They have slept most of the day, I expect to take them again tomorrow but we'll see what time I get up. LOL!

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MISSY_MAGOO 7/4/2009 2:31PM

    What adorable puppies!

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    The Puppies are just darling. I am not hooked up with the chat room yet so I hope you didn't think I was ignoring you. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Where in Washington are you? I am in Oregon so we are not far from each other.
Hope you have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July.
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July 2, 2009 - Stress / De-Stressing - Hike - 1,188 Burned

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ok, I got up this morning, met Tami for our morning walk. This gave me great start as well as her to burning our calories. We walk again tomorrow! I got home, DH and I went for nice long walk on the beach of Dashpoint. Things going well, I was just a few calories from 900. I felt really good about it. I came home, discovered my bank, mind you 29 years, always paid everything, no matter what. Struggling with finances as we are unemployed, DH is on downtime. To make the story short, I went to account to find that my bill was paid that I paid but found that my line of credit, which I built up with my savings so I would have a good cushion, nothing bounce, etc. while we struggle, to find that they suspended my account. They said they did soft audit and my credit rating isn't as good so our accounts are suspended. What a crock. Anyways, I was furious and stressed. Really stressed. Then I was like bored, stir crazy, and DH said to me, want to go do the boardwalk? So off we went. We did two laps. It was nice, hot, beautiful out. I reached 1,188 calories burned.

- Me this morning

This is pic from this afternoon/evening. So pretty on the water, lots of boats too. I had to take this of the two kayaking. My deficit today is awesome -1,906

Yes, walking really does help with the stress.

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SHANSHE 7/3/2009 2:34AM

    good job girly on walking it off

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CJSFITGOAL 7/2/2009 10:49PM

    Man, that is such a bummer. sorry to hear about the bank snafu, hope it gets sorted out quick and painless for you.

You are so right, walking is a great stress reliever. I am very proud of you for taking a walk to work it out.

Great job on your burn today! So impressive!! Keep it up!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - Working Out and Learning to Love Me!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ok, previous blog was New Beginning. Well today was day 1! My DH and I went to Dash Point State Park, wore our water shoes.

Me stretching before our walk

Oh so cold!

Ok, adjusted now!

Dancing in water

Dancing on rock

Hey, gotta get as much exercise as I can and might as well be fun too! I am also trying to love myself which is something really hard for me. Due to me always being put down, even when I was thin and young, it made me really self conscious and hate myself.

My handsome DH. He really does help me with learning to love myself. I really do feel blessed to have such a wonderful man who really cares for me.

Little Jelly Fish on beach.

Big Jelly Fish on beach.

This is outside the tunnel

This is inside the tunnel (this is actually the bridge you drive over to get down to the parking lot.

This is my butt shot in tunnel...Mind you, what is it about taking butt shots? Come on, I got a flat big butt...LOL...Funny how they like to always take my butt shot.

This is nice pic coming out of tunnel.

I didn't reach the burn I wanted or needed as the tide wasn't out much and it came in so much that to walk anymore, we would have to wade through the water. As it was, there were places we had to wade so off we go to the bank to make deposit, to the store, to get our coffee, and off to the boardwalk.

Ok, when I reach the end of the boardwalk (1/2 mile) I do pushups. Yes, little Sparky came with us on this part of our walk.

Close up of me doing pushups.

Ok, we did 2 laps on the boardwalk. I jogged part of it. I did punches as I walked, I did ab exercise as I walked, I did lots of silly looking, but movements that worked different parts of my body. We didn't take many pics on the boardwalk. We got done and I was good, hot, and sweaty. We went home. When I got home, I was just barely above 600 calories burned. We had spent about 3.5 hours hiking. I decided to mow the yard.

This is me mowing the yard on side of house...I am doing the inline skating move that I did on EA Interactive Sports for the Wii. Talk about sore thighs. Notice the garden in background...I can see my corn...LOL

Other leg for inline skate

Pic 3 inline skate move. yeah, I was doing this throughout mowing the yard.

Pic #4 of this move.

One thing I did notice in some pics with my calves, is starting, mind you, just starting, to see some definition. I know I am making progress.

This is rose bud from roses planted in front yard along outside of fence.

Ok, done mowing yard, and this is my little sparky with me resting on front steps.

My young apple tree

My young plum tree

I am now currently at 863 calories. I am really focusing on burning as close to 900 calories as possible. The goal is 500+, but I am really working on pushing myself to burn as close to 900 as possible every day. I am working on my water. I am working on my protein. I've added the funky moves to add strength into my cardio workouts. Also to help keep my heart rate up.

I really want to see the scale move for the month of July! Tomorrow morning I will be getting up early to do my morning walk with MRSKRNR (Tami)! Yes, I still have pain with sinus infection and it really sucks, but I am pushing through it, not letting it stop me. I do have doctor appointment on Monday. I am still on antibiotics. It is improving, just not fast enough or enough for me.

I take pics a lot to share my journey, to share my fitness, to have something showing progress, and it is part of learning to love me. I try to find and see positive things, improvement that are happening through this journey.

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MSCLVR123 7/2/2009 2:27PM

    I love it! You and your DH go on such exciting adventures that keep you moving and you have such a great attitude. I totally understand the struggle to love yourself. I've also been put down a lot in my life. But remember, we love you and you will learn to love yourself for the wonderful, powerful woman that you are!

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SHANSHE 7/1/2009 11:39PM

    I love it Nadine! Great job! I am so proud of how committed you are and how much you put into your workouts, what a motivation you are!

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CJSFITGOAL 7/1/2009 11:11PM

    Wow, you had quite a day! Your little dog is so cute! Wonderful how you are incorporating strength moves into your cardio activities. Super idea!!

Fantastic you have such a supportive workout partner. Great when it works out that way. You did really great today! What a way to begin the month!!

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 7/1/2009 10:13PM

    Love those are too funny, but oh so committed and you will be the winner...I am so proud of you!

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UP-4-A-CHANGE 7/1/2009 9:43PM

    Great Great Great! you and your rocks!!! looks like you were having fun while exercising with hubby sparky is to darn cute he makes me want to find a puupy sooner! have a great weekend!

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