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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Good Morning; I am watching Clark Howard on HLN and he is talking about security monitoring services. He says you should not be paying more than high teens for a month of monitoring. Does any one have a monitoring system that is that cheap? If so, I would like to know. Last night, my Dh and I went on a date. He wanted to go to an Indian restaurant. It was a lovely meal. It is nice to get away and just chat. We do have a rule. We do not talk about work. I got in 14000 steps in yesterday. DH and I went for a walk in the morning, but I did not get all my steps in so I had to get on the treadmill. I lost track of time b/c I was watching an Army Wives episode and get in more steps in than I had planned. Today is going to be a challenge to get all my exercise in but I have exercise in my focus so I will get some exercise in and hopeful all my goal for a regular day. emoticon emoticonEvery one get up and move today. Maybe it is just parking your car the last parking spot in a row at the mall so you are forced to walk farther. Take on the challenge for good health rewards. Has any one used kettle balls for exercise and strength training. I have decided not to buy a elliptical machine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonEvery one have a wonderful day and weekend! Move those muscles, they will thank you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 3/26/2011 11:55AM

    Hmm, we pay 39.99 a month, and it is on a contract, so I will be doing some checking as my contract will be up in the fall. I feel better having it, but still and all, we have been trying to cut back on unnecessary things, But we do like the smoke/fire feature of them.
I did a personal best yesterday, since I have owned my pedometer, I logged 20,572 steps, and I was really too tired last night to sleep good, I also did my aerobics class and worked on machines at the gym for an hour, so I think I overdid it, but I completed my 5K virtual challenge yesterday also, so that accounted for alot of steps, Today I also will have to fight for 10,000 steps, but5 as I said before, if I do it, good, and if I dont I will tomorrow, Have a great weekend,
Your date night sounds so nice, my DH things a perfect date night is sitting on the couch together watching television while I rub his back emoticon but that is really about the worst I can say about him, He is a keeper.

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ALOHAEV1 3/26/2011 11:24AM

    Our contract for home security is up soon, we found a couple of local providers that do the same thing for cheap and no contract. As you go around the neighborhood, look for the yard signs see if any of them are local, or surf the web.

Had a date night last night too! At any age, it's always fun to go on a date...

I have only used the lightest kettles a couple of times. You either love 'em or hate 'em, maybe down the road I would like them more.

Nashville's Mayor has a 100miles Walk program going on, jumped right in and did 2 miles the first day, now for two days the knee is telling me if I do it again I will regret it. But getting in lots of steps anyway.

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BS2678 3/26/2011 7:26AM

  Hi! i just finished my strength training for this a.m. I used every excuse in the book trying not to get out of bed...but I let myself off the hook last night and had olive garden. Wow, Indian food...at least your digestive system will be clean this a.m. LOL....good luck in getting all your steps in. Have a great weekend.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Good Morning; I got up early and really awake. I have been reading "Winter Garden" by Kristen Hannah. It is about daughters trying to discover what their mother's life was like in Russia during the war with Germany. It is fiction with historical facts. The length a person will go to survive. The strength of the women to feed their families- do everything while the men went to war. Our military families have this tradition. Oprah had a show about military families and how many of us do not know a military family who have a son and daughter at war. Tom Brokaw wanted Americans to look around their communities and come to their aid. Do they need some kind of help? Since my son is in the military, I am aware. If you can find a family or a military person to assist for just one time, you will be forever changed at the courage these families have. emoticon emoticon Today, I am focused on exercising again. Exercising is my way to focus on me. It has become a kind of down time even though I used to have a love hate relationship with exercise. Now I have a very strong relationship with exercise where I feel much better when I have daily exercise. I find myself going up and down my stairs during chores just to get more movement in. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I play games with myself. I will make more trips up and down when I could do it all at once. emoticon emoticon emoticon I say do any kind of exercise you want and can be consistent. that is what works. If you do not like the exercise, you will not make an effort to schedule it in your busy day. Is exercise part of your day today? When you have good health, you are truly rewarded with a good quality of life. emoticon emoticon

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CONCHA77 3/26/2011 12:06PM

    Amen to your comments regarding our Military.
Put in my 30 min today of cardio on the elliptical. Day Five of a Thirty Day Challenge. Only 25 more days to go! See you tomorrow.
Thanks for always inspiring!

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MERRYMARY42 3/25/2011 1:12PM

    I agree about the exercise, it makes me a complete different person, and a better tempered one for sure. I finished my 5K challenge this morning, It is raining outside still, just drizzling, but for sure not conducive to walking, so, I wanted to get it done before I left for the gym, so I waked, some on my treadmill, but mostly just around and around the inside of the house, I had a better time Wednesday, and I did it inside also, but it was mostly on the treadmill, hard to walk too fast when I am dodging doors, furniture, and having to turn around often. but I did 3.12 miles in 74 minutes, I havent checked to see what the miles per hour are, but I am happy, the is one challenge I did complete, in the allotted time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It is so easy to pay no attention to our true hero's, I think the service guys and gals, run in different circles than I do, my circle is walking, the silver sneakers aerobic class, and a monthly bus trip with the senior center or church groups, so I need to get out of my circle and discover some one that I can encourage, help and Thank for their service. Because coming from a military family, My Grandfather World War I, Father and lots of Uncles, World War II, One brother Korean War, two brothers Vietnam War, and my son, in the Navy, thankfully during no military action that he was involved in. I admire and Thank them daily.

Oops, I left out my husband, he was in the AIr Force, so, I sure can't forget him. emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 3/25/2011 8:43AM

    Keep up the good work. You are an inspiration!

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LINDAJ0621 3/25/2011 7:56AM

    Thank you for reminding us of those who serve our country.

As to exercise, in recent years I have developed a hate/hate relationship with it... emoticon. I live in an apartment with very little opportunity (or ambition)to exercise. I also work from home. So, I joined a fitness center yesterday to MAKE myself get up and moving! I agree with you on the importance of exercise to a healthy lifestyle.

Hope you have a great day!


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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Good Morning; I feel strong today. Yesterday I got in all my steps of 12000. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you for all the feedback that I got about military procedures. I have talked with my son about living one day at a time. No one really knows what the future holds. How many times in life have you had to change plans due to some event or circumstance? For today, I will get my steps in and keep a positive attitude. I will stay in the present and work on my health plan. emoticon emoticon emoticon I get myself in trouble if I take the time to estimate how much weight I can lose in a certain amount of time. I get obsessed with the scale and the number. I usually do not achieve the number and then I think what did I accomplish. I recite the serenity prayer that I have learned to do many years ago. I used to teach HS and my first year of teaching - my students had many drug problems. I learned from others some of the aids needed to help people. They use the serenity prayer as a tool. I have never forgotten that lesson. For today, I will use the Serenity prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;and wisdom to know the difference. emoticon emoticon Have a wonderful day. You deserve a calm, positive and present day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Every one get some movement in today!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VRCATON 3/24/2011 11:09PM

    I got in 25 min of step today ... and it felt great! I took about a week off because of pain in my hip. I'm on my third day doing step ... yeah!!

It is always hard to just let go .. but some things you can't control ..

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MERRYMARY42 3/24/2011 4:11PM

    I am getting obseessed with my scales also, but it keeps creeping up, and I know why, and finally admitted it to myself, I am eating and not documenting everything, I got home and of course weighed myself, I am up almoxt a pound since I left, I did eat good, and thought I wrote down everything, but then today I remembered spinach quiche, and that is full of calories, I just neglected to enter that one emoticon and when I walk by the container of dates, and grab one or two, well, if I dont take five which is a helping, I just dont bother with the little things, that are rapidly becoming big things, I am not fudging on my exercise yet, but that will be next if I dont get a grip on myself. I am goiujng to try to turn around March, and by golly April is goung to be a good month, I am going to turn the clock back 2 years when I started in earnest.
I got my 10,000 steps in yesterday also, and was surprised that it went as easy as it did after all the car riding, and when we got home, I was going for a walkm and it started sprinkling, so I jogged/wakked in the house, for 60 minutes, and that did rack up my steps, it is not raining now, but it looks like it could pour any second.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

good Morning; I am up early. my mind is busy. I have been thinking of hope. My son went to Fort for a doctor visit. He had a list of questions and was eager to hear his progress from the doctor. What he got was a cattle call! He was put in a room with other people so he could not talk privately. He had some very private concerns which we had discussed. He wanted to go alone b/c he felt confident that he could handle this visit. They took X-Rays and he wanted feedback. He was not given a chance. He said the visit was ended before he knew what was happening. It was a very busy day. My son came home disappointed, deflated and feeling like he was treated as he was not important. I know my son is young and can be very intimated by medical staff. I can be also and I am decades older than he is and still get overwhelmed in medical situations. He was upset last night and told me that the Army is going to kick him out. He does not want this. I do not know what his recourse is. He had such hope but he was so deflated. he has been working so hard to get well. He says to me what do I do without the Army. I wish I knew more about the military and I could give him some guidance. Any one have any thoughts? I was just about to get on my treadmill when he came home and wanted to talk. I did not get a chance to exercise on my treadmill although I did do some strength training and got half
my steps in. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Today I committed to getting my exercise in because it helps me greatly with stress. I know my son will need many more talks !! Have a good day! Get some exercise in because it is the first defense when it comes to good health. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 3/23/2011 6:13PM

    I just got home so this will be short, I still have to go outside and walk, and exercise
I have no idea about policy in the army, but my goodness, your son is a good soldier, a patriot, and if he takes awhile to become 100% and even if he continues with some problem, the Army would be wise to try to keep him,
I know nothing about qualifications for the Peace Corp, but perhaps, he would be interested in something like that if the Army doesnt work out. It would be helping, learning a trade, I think if I were young, I would check into that. Keep a smile, and keep moving, Hugs, Mary

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CONCHA77 3/23/2011 4:11PM

    I am not familiar with all the Army's policies but his Congressman in his district might be able to help out. That would be the "Go To" person if he gets railroaded out of the service against his wish. At least that's the way it was previously.
Hope all works out for your son,

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FREES1 3/23/2011 8:30AM

    can your son not make a private appointment with an Army doc? those general physicals are just that - cattle calls - as they are moving a lot of people through in a short time. he should get some feedback sometime down the road, however if he has some specific issues he should see if he can make an appointment. my only military experience was as an Air Force wife and we had docs available to us through the base hospital. I would think the Army would be similar on post.

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BAYSIDE07 3/23/2011 7:24AM

  Best wishes.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Good Morning; How are you doing this morning? With Spring time here officially on the calendar, how is it affecting your life? Do you feel a rebirth of energy or sense of accomplishment. emoticon emoticon emoticon I feel a rebirth of my energy level and ready for a new goal. I embrace supportive people, inspiring places and productive ideas. I let go of thoughts, beliefs and situations that are not in my best interest, that tear down rather than uplift. I choose to be positive and surround me with positive people. Get some movement in today; it is amazing how my body responds to exercise when I am consistent and moderate. If I get really hard core and go way beyond what my body can handle, I will soon be shown to slow down and be moderate. emoticon emoticon emoticon Enjoy the present! Walk the talk! Movement is the key to good health. Have a good day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 3/23/2011 12:57AM

    Hi I got on line late again, my steps are suffering badly, but I will go home tomorrow, and it may be fine if my l10,000 daily steps are ended because if I can do it, I feel like I should try, tomorrow, I have to do my 5K day 2 week 5 challege and then Friday, I do my 5K walk/run, so that will be good to have accomplished.

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CONCHA77 3/22/2011 12:18PM

    Good Afternoon, Just finished up with my 30 min elliptical training today! Felt great! How is your son's recovery doing?
See you back here soon, Keep up that positive attitude! Hugs.

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