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5K Walking Program

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Today I joined the 5k your way walking program. I want to try and do a 5k. This is HUGE for me because I lost of lot of muscle due to my disease sooo walking is really difficult. I can do it but I don't have alot of stamina. I am going to give it my best shot and try and get prepared for a 5k somewhere in my near future.

Way to go me... Anything is possible if we try.. and try I WILL....
Have a great weekend... emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 2/20/2011 1:37AM

    Yay! Good for You!!

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    Good for you! :D

One thing I noticed in my recovery from surgery was that it took me a lot longer to move forward than it might take others. So, if your body asks you to repeat weeks of the program, it might be good to listen. :)

You can manually set which week you are working on on the main page of the 5k walking program.


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The Sun gonna Shine in my Backyard One Day

Friday, February 18, 2011

This is a lyric in an old Muddy Waters Blues song.. I was sitting here and the words just popped into my head. I guess because all week long I have been sidelined with this pink eye stuff and not able to do much but whine and complain. I think they are better.. They aren't driving me MAD emoticonfrom stinging and itching but they sure look "creepy"
I am going to the gym tomorrow. I've been on antibiotics since Tuesday AM and I should be good to go. I might have to wear shades so I don't freak anyone out with my eyes. I told my husband I looked like Barnabas on the old Dark Shadows show... Anyone remember that show? Anyway tomorrow the sun will shine.. I'm getting ready for a 5K SpaDiva there's one coming up in Denton are you game? This is a image of my eye.. It's improving??

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DUSTYGIRL25 2/19/2011 3:06AM

    Oh you poor thing. I hope your eye gets better real soon. And yes, I do remember Dark Shadows and Barnabas. When I was in high school we all used to all watch it after school. It was such a popular soap back then, at least for a while.


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Slowly But Surely

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday is my "official" weekly weigh in day. Which I always dread whether good or bad. I have developed a love hate relationship with my scales. They are accurate that's true but as I stated earlier I get a little obsessed with those numbers. People say don't worry about the numbers if you are eating right and exercising good things will happen. True True but when you are MORBIDLY(hate that word) obese numbers are important. You want good numbers, normal numbers, happy numbers...I have finally lost 72lbs and that is a huge (no pun intended) load off my backside however, there is soo much more to go..When I started this lifestyle committment. I weighed in at a whopping 304lbs..I never imagined I would ever be that healthy..(my mammaw's word emoticonbut I was. I have been fortunate enough not to have any of the problem overweight people have such as high blood pressure, heart problems, cholestrol,diabetes etc., But I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and that is enough!! When I got to a level I could exercise etc. I made the conscious choice to get back to a healthy happy weight and enjoy the rest of my life. So far so good. I am loving the weight coming off but it is a not a journey anymore because journeys end. This is a committment and I will keep this committment for the rest of my life. I have too. i like my little turtle weight loss icon because he symbolizes the slow and steady pace to my goals...I set a small goal to lose 5lbs after I lost my 70lbs and today I am 3lbs away from that... WOO HOO..I am thankful I even lost one pound this week since I haven't worked out one time due to my Pink Eye... emoticonKeep looking for good numbers, happy numbers, normal numbers..

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DRAGONFLYBETH 2/17/2011 9:07PM

    What an awesome attitude and great news for you! I wish you the best!

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DUSTYGIRL25 2/17/2011 9:00PM

    Keep plugging along, your doing great!

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SPADIVA77 2/17/2011 11:00AM

    Wooohooo! So happy for you! I know how hard it is NOT to focus on the numbers but they sure can put a smile on our faces when they do what we want them to do! I am so glad you are committed!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I am going into day 2 of my Pink Eye dilemma and I am not feeling all that hot.
I think it's the pain meds they gave me that is zapping my energy and strength. Of course, the dr. said hopefully by Friday I'll be back to normal and not contagious. i know I could exercise at home but this is going to be a "pity" week for me because I don't feel good. I will lose my team standings in fitness points but I'll just have to suck it up and move on. Made a modified version of the carrot pumpkin bars today with some additions here and there. My husband loved them. He ate 3 in nothing flat. I informed him they were 89calories each because I didn't use Splenda and Light Cream Cheese so the calories went up... But they are good one at a time.
Have a great day all.

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MELAPHANTN 2/18/2011 12:00PM

    Every "body" needs a break when we are ill to get better.

My family passed around pink eye for a month. Somehow, I never got it even though I was the one giving the drops. I was ultra careful washing my hands a lot. I guess that must have been why I did not get it.

Hope you feel better soon! Don't forget to wash your pillowcases and towels that have touched your eyes.


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DUSTYGIRL25 2/17/2011 8:48PM

    Just way to much stuff going around these days.

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MPAULWRIGHT 2/17/2011 10:56AM

    Get better.

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SPADIVA77 2/17/2011 9:30AM

    I really hope you feel better soon. Don't worry about your fitness minutes... Take care of you. If we don't have our health we don't have much!

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Stumbling Block to Fitness

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I am sure all of us who are on this journey to have a better life mentally and physically are occassionally confronted with stumbling blocks such as temptation,over indulgence,weakness,unexpected goodies at work, or treats you didn't want or need but can't say no. We all have or will have some kind of road block threatening our success during this lifestyle change.
I woke up at 1:30am with another roadblock on my way to health and fitness.
The story goes.. Around 3pm I'm driving home from Arkansas to Texas and my right eye just totally glazes over with something. I'm thinking great.. I'm getting a migraine.. so I get a tissue and dry my eye and keep driving. It continues to exude this "stuff" out of my eye...YUKKKK Anywho when we got to the next gas station I pulled over and told my husband,Ralph you are going to have to drive there is something really weird in my right eye. OK so , we get home trailer unhitched, car unpacked and laundry going. Hubby says, let's go out and have a nice Valentine's Day Dinner. We usually have a very nice romantic dinner with presents and stuff at home but this year our trip sort of threw all that out the window. I'm standing in the laundry room and I turn and look at him with my one good eye and before I speak I think."It's Valentine's Day, You can't see but out of one eye, you have nothing prepared or thawed out for dinner as much as I dreaded the thought of going somewhere else I decided it was the best choice at the time. So I smiled and said I would love too."
We changed and went to dinner. The whole time my eye is just a blurry mess. i am dabbing with a kleenex throughout dinner. After our meal I tell my husband, I am going to walk to the pharmacy and see if they could recommend something while you pay the check. Go to the pharmacy pharmacist says eww.
Well, I guess you could try some Pink Eye Relief but I don't think you'll get any relief. I explained I was just trying to get through the night until i could call my Eye Dr. Well, she was right it didn't give me any relief. 1:30am woke up for a potty break and BOTH my eyes were sealed shut... I used a warm rag and opened them up.. OMG BLOOD was going to come dripping out next. I woke my husband and said o.k. Here's the deal "You can take me to the ER now or wait until you wake up in the AM and take me cause my eyes are KILLING me.. He looked at me and said "we'll go now.." The Dr. examined my eyes and said yep you got a Bad case of conjunctivitis(PinkEye) He gave me some attavan(sp) for pain and Gentamycin drops for my eyes. He said normally I would say 1 drop every 4 hours but you should put one drop in every hour you are awak...Here's a script for 2 refills too. Done and Done.
OK back to the stumbling block..I am learning not only is food a stumbling block toward my fitness but my health can be as well. Anyway, the stumbling blocks that are placed before us are just temporary... So I am doing my best to "stumble" around it and hopefully, by Thursday get back to the gym. Since it's contagious I sure don't want to be up there around everyone.. Life is full of obstacles... emoticon


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