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January 2013 comes to a close

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I am actually looking forward to tomorrow, February 1st. Why? Because then I will not be broke. I can then get my bills sorted and out of the way so I can use the remainder of my funds for food shopping and purchasing at least one other fitness item to help me with my goals. I would very much like to have dumbbells again, haven't had a set since 2008! Could really use it as my arm strength is not what it was back then. And back then I was not only using the dumbbells, but was also bowling in a weekly league.

So, I'm gonna knock it out of the park tonight by getting as much as I can points wise. See y'all next month!

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starting over again

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Been on SP off-on since 2005. This year due to more serious issues with my knees, I am determined to get cracking. I have so far this month a "streak" if 17 straight days of logging on. Been wearing my pedo, even around the house; which in the past I never did. Started doing crunches and modified push ups earlier this week.
Today was decent weather wise. Temperatures in low 60's in Syracuse, NY; extremely rare for this area. I took advantage if it. Even though the sun wasn't out and it was windy, it wasn't all bad. Headed off to the library to pick up a book on hold, then went to Wal-Mart to pick up few things. One item I picked up is gonna help me exercise at home -- resistant band.
I am looking forward to giving it a try tomorrow. Gonna check the videos here for rb workouts.
One other thing I forgot to say, I put in a bid on eBay for the body media fit core armband. Fingers crossed I win the bid.

Have an awesome Super Bowl weekend! I will be rooting for the "east coast" team and celebrating my dog's 8th birthday! emoticon

  
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January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I see I haven't posted a blog in a bit. My bad. I guess I've been busy. Have had lots more energy to do things now that I've recovered from the Hysterectomy and have my Iron levels where they SHOULD be. Last week I finally completed a project that I've been putting off since November 2009! I sorted and repacked 15+ storage bins and moved the whole thang from the middle of my large kitchen to the corner of my living room. Done, checked off and now I have walking space in my kitchen again!
I committed myself to getting the heck out of my apartment more this Winter than the past 2 Winters I've lived here. Have already done it twice now and am enjoying it. Started out by picking my 49th birthday (Jan 13th) to go to the mall to mall walk and then 'people watch' while I work on my latest knitting project: Scarves for the Special Olympics 2011. I'm just about done with the 2nd of 6 I committed to Virginia by Feb 28, 2011. My home state is not involved with this program. Their bad. LOL I tell ya, my right hand is really getting a 'work out' from all that knitting. I've been waking up in the AM with a stiff hand, but once I start knitting again, it's not so bad.
Well, time to get off the pc and get back to the knitting.
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Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Welcome 2011!

I'm hoping that things will be better for me in the coming months, especially with regards to my health. I had a full hysterectomy in November, so I no longer have that as a "issue". Do still have to work on my high blood pressure and the diabetes.

I know I've been away for a while, but now I'm itching to get back on track and lose the 40-45 pounds I need to lose. That's just one of my Resolutions & Goals for the year. I also want to get more exercise and work on being more organized. I'm hoping that old and new friends here will help me keep on the "straight and narrow".

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Monthly food shopping done!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Well, I got back from the store not too long ago. I think I did fairly well or at least better than I have in recent months. I focused more on checking the labels, concentrating on sodium and sugar counts. With my high BP and diabetes, I gotta watch those now. :-(

Some of what I picked up I hadn't had in a while. Like rice cakes, total cereal, lightly salted chips, OR smart pop popcorn and egg beaters. Other items I've never had and am hoping that I like them. Like Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat, and High Fiber Oatmeal. I also picked up an old fave, Cheerios. I like a variety with my cereals. ;-)

And I also managed to save myself almost 20 bucks on my bill! Which does help on my fixed income. In the past I've only taken advantage of the store discounts/sales. Today I actually used coupons which I haven't done in a long while! I need to get back to doing that.

So, all in all, I think I did pretty well @ the store. I'll be going to another store this weekend to pick up other items I know I can find cheaper, such as the koolaid on the go packs and to also look for a Pur water filter pitcher. I've tried the Brita in the past, never was impressed, so I'm gonna see if the Pur is better. Also, can get my pet's food cheaper at other place. ;-)

  
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YARELL 2/5/2009 7:16AM

    Good for you! I find that I have to take my time, and not rush.... is the only way I really get what I want and need, otherwise I get tossing things in....

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