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bursting into song

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Started choir at my church tonight, and tomorrow night is the first rehearsal for a big chorus that is run by the local University. I love to sing, but haven't been able to for several years because my work schedule didn't accomodate that (worked evenings and weekends, couldn't plan to be at rehearsals or at the program). Thoroughly enjoyed myself tonight, and expect to do the same tomorrow night.

Busy day at work today, so I didn't have time to do any more research on personal trainers, but tomorrow is another day. Got home late, between off work late, potluck with the choir, then rehearsal, and almost copped out on doing my WiiFit, but I promised myself yesterday that I was going to do the 20 minute "Free Run" every day until and in between workouts with a personal trainer,so I made myself get up and do it. (for those of you unfamiliar with WiiFit, it is basically walking in place for 20 minutes). Doing it also put me "over the top" for steps today: over 13,000!!

All in all, I've had a good day. Of course, the little Wii has told me the last three days again that I am GAINING weight, and the obnoxious little thing is rude about being told that I don't know why. I don't but it gives me lectures as if I am being dishonest about what I've "done wrong" when my weight goes up. The rest of the program is as supportive as a stupid little pre-programmed machine can be, but that part of it really needs to be re-thought.

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    Im glad you are getting to sing in the choir.. its always nice when things work out for us and we get do and enjoy activities that we want to do :)... as far as doing the wii fit .. good for you for sticking to it. Its hard to come home tired and still do it, believe me i know, but it show great determination from u that u did it :) Congrats :)

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quit the research study, on with exercise!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

As I had said, I entered a research study about diabetes and exercise, and they didn't want me to increase my exercise. Well, the stress test took almost two weeks to schedule, and then...their computer wasn't working!! I got an e-mail today asking me to come in for another stress test, which would put off starting the actual study for another week!! I've told the researcher that this is being more work than I had anticipated.

All of this means that I can get started on an exercise program NOW!! Which means that I am going to go swim with my friend for a couple hours on Friday, and talk to all of these gyms this week, and have a personal trainer on board with me by next week at the latest. Wish me luck, everyone, because doing this still scares me silly.

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OAKBORN 8/23/2011 11:24AM

    Yay! Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!

Good going!

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    Wow.. things really are falling in place for you :) I'm glad to hear it:) and im excited for you :) Swimming will be fun :)and a personal trainer sounds great :) You will do great and if you are still scared when u get to the trainer.. well he will just work all the scared right out of you.. lol :)


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slogging along

Monday, August 22, 2011

Kind of low on energy today, but I've hung in there and done IT none-the-less. I've done my WiiFit, and my 15 minutes of constructive something around the house, and tracked faithfully. I've looked over on calories both of the last two days, but suspect I'm not really, Had fajitas for lunch yesterday, and the left overs tonight, and the only thing I can find on the food list that sounds even close is "Don Pablos shrimp fajitas", which I suspect includes the sour cream, cheese, guacomole, etc that comes with it, and which I tracked separately yesterday and didn't have at all today. We shall see. My body will tell the tale.


Glad I went to church today

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Went to church this morning, and as we were putting the coffee cups in the dishwasher, one of the women was talking about going to the University gym here. Since we are both employees, we have a reduced rate access to it. She goes there all the time so, she is going to give me a tour next Friday. Then I went out to lunch with some other friends, one of whom is sparking along (Hi, Friend!!), where he told me about his gym, one I have never heard of, that caters to older, out of shape people (that would be me), and another friend said that even with a discount, the University gym is more expensive than the local public gym. So, I now have three places to investigate for my personal "get a personal trainer and really do it this time" challenge. I'm feeling charged.

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    Looks like things are in place for you to acheive your goal at weighloss :) .. i have a gym membership but never go.. i end up working out at home alot.. i just cant get myself out of the house to get to the gym :), but i cant stop paying them cause.."im gonna go" lol...

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Feeling a little sheepish about this.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hmmm. Decided today that I didn't even remember what was in the Diet Stage 1 stuff. I had moved on to Stage 2 three years ago when I started this, and thought I had just forgotten. Nope. When I went back and read it this time, when I am really serious about making these changes and reallyworking the program, I realized that most of it I had never even looked at. It all seems pretty sensible, and in fact much of it is about where I am right now. That's the good news. And the other good news is that I got some good ideas, and am going to go back and take a look at all of this at regular intervals. How nice to be told to NOT beat myself over the head to do everything at once. How nice to have it acknowledged that every one is different, and that what works for you may not work for me. In this world of cookie cutter everything...How original!!

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OAKBORN 8/21/2011 6:27PM

    That's part of what makes Spark so great! Finding your own set of right ways to achieve your goals! emoticon

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