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Boot Camp-day 1

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I just finished day 1 of the 28 day boot camp cardio workout video. I worked up a nice lather in a short time!

I am too tired to really blog, except to say that it is a challenge for someone who has back problems. I had surgery 2 1/2 years ago for a degenerative disc and it's difficult to keep moving. For anyone who wants to try it but is reluctant because of health issues, I say--go for it. But go at your own pace, pause when you need to, and don't judge yourself by others. Just do what you can.

But--I am determined to do as much as I can during this challenge, and I am sure that I will be better off for going through it.

Oh, and I won an exercise DVD on the log-in wheel and it arrived today; can't wait to see what it's like.

Day 1 goals were to:

drink all my water-check
eat 5 veggies/fruits-check
get 8 hours sleep-missed it
BC video-check

Three out of four isn't bad. I'm making progress.

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LARSIL 7/11/2010 10:08PM

    Good job!

I have yet to convince my family to start the "Boot Camp" mode -- maybe I'll be doing it on my own, but it WILL start sometime soon.

Best to you! Enjoy the ride!

---LarSil emoticon

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

I was blog surfing today and I realized that I get a lot of enjoyment from the things other people write about.

It doesn't need to be anything big or important or exciting. Just the ordinary musings of ordinary people doing ordinary everyday things are interesting.

I also read that people who blog lose more weight and keep it off better than people who don't blog on a regular basis. Why that's so, I don't know, but it's worth trying.

I guess that means that even if you don't have anything B-I-G to share, the act of sharing
is B-I-G in itself. I like that idea.

And somewhere along the way, I realized that it meant something to me to see that my Spark friends are eating more veggies, drinking more water, finding ways to involve their kids in healthy pursuits like walking and eating less junk---it means a great deal.

We're all making progress together, which is cool. So, my goals for today:

eat 5 fruits and veggies (1 down)
ride 10 miles on the exercise bike
organize my desk (the clutter is making me crazy)
try a Spark recipe and report on how it turns out

Not big goals, true, but doable.

Happy Saturday, everyone!


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PRORAVI 7/11/2010 3:12AM

    :) Aww my blog was one of the ones you surfed =P

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Theme song

Thursday, July 08, 2010

I haven't blogged in a while because I was busy recovering from a week's vacation in Reno. All kinds of issues came up: lupus flared, arthritis flamed, diabetes acted up, and I didn't win a penny!! I even needed a wheelchair to make it through various airports across the country. But, thank God, I made it; I feel better and I had a ball. Then...

Yesterday my mom-in-law's computer caught a virus. I spent 6 hours operating on it and finally prevailed. All is in order and working well now. Cue the music of sweet success....

I think I'll operate on my attitude for a few hours and come out:

working well
moving forward
clear minded
fired up

I believe I can, although fixing myself is not as straightforward as fixing a computer. I did not come into the world with illustrations, instructions and a virus-sweeping program. But I came with help and support from friends and family, a measure of faith, and the benefit of other peoples' experiences (like Sparkguy and folks).

Although a theme song would have been nice, too!

Something like:

Blue Skies--nothing but blue skies, do I see...or

Time is on my side...or

The theme from Hawaii Five-O...or maybe

What a wonderful world it would be...

Something cool and positive and motivating that plays in my head. The minute I hear the opening strains I know it's for me, and it's time for me to take center stage and shine like the divine Spark I was meant to be...

Right now, I'm leaning towards "Oh Happy Day" because the computer is fixed! Or, perhaps "Here We Go Again" because the cable just stopped working...

If you had a theme song for your life, what would it be???

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One word answers

Friday, June 25, 2010

Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?


Your hair?

Your mother?

Your father?

Your favorite thing?

Your dream last night?

Favorite drink?

What room are you in?

Your hobby?

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in 6 years?

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?

Last thing you did?

What are you wearing?

Your pets?


Your life?

Your mood?

Missing someone?


Your car?

Something you're not wearing?

Your favorite store?

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?

Where do you go over and over?

Favorite place to eat?

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?

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SHERRYJVP 6/25/2010 10:33AM

    Hi, I enjoyed learning about you. Thanks for the post on my page. I need watching. If y ou have checked my daily goals you will notice that I have NOT cleaned the playroom 3 days in a row. sigh. I have been exercising faithfully, devotionals, and eating alright. I am getting in my veggies and liquid, at least. Calorie range is not perfect. I am going to be watching you, too. emoticon

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102633 6/25/2010 7:29AM

    You are right about the difficulty in only using one word to answer these. We live in such a verbal society - are we trying to impress someone or would one word responses suit in most cases?

As you can see, even my comment on your post just keeps running on and on and on and on.....

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Blessed and waterlogged

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Well, by the end of this summer I am going to bear a close resemblance to a dolphin (or a large bronze prune)! Another afternoon spent wallowing in the pool and enjoying the beautiful weather!

This has been an odd week. I haven't slept well, lots of bad dreams and tossing and turning and waking and wandering around the house at 2 am looking for something to do that doesn't involve chewing (can you feel me??). It was HARD, but I managed. Read some motivational blogs and articles on SP.

But, it' s the weekend now, and something about the word WEEKEND is mind-lightening and soul-soothing. It makes me think about being out of school, hanging out with friends, going to the movies. Just relaxing. No deep thinking.

And I think that's what I'll do this weekend. Nothing profound. Just borrow a friend's child (since I don't have any of my own--just ornery cats), and go to the park. Do some simple thinking and feel the breeze and see pictures in the clouds and laugh at something (probably myself)!

That's it!-- I have a plan. It's called: "Not-taking-myself-too-seriously-this-week

I've been working hard and I need some slow time (again, no excess chewing allowed)!

The park has swings and slides and a monkey bar thingy; I plan to make like a KID this weekend and have FUN.

I think that's just what I need......... emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon hip hip hooray!!!
You can do this! See your there.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/20/2010 5:02PM

    Playing like a kid and seeing the world through a child's eyes are real eye openers and totally TERRIFIC!!! It gives a whole new meaning to enjoying life and taking one day at a time...no two days are alike!!
Hope you have enjoyed your weekend!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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SHERRYJVP 6/19/2010 8:05PM

    You make that sound so fun. And here I sit wishing for alone time because 3 of my four grandbabies are here making noise, slowing down my walk and not letting me spark. I am so very bad.

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ROSES4UN4ME 6/19/2010 7:06PM

    you go girlwish we had a pool i d be there all day.... i can just see you swinging from the monkey bars lmao emoticon
you do whatever motivates you at least you will be getting in ur excercise... lmao emoticon emoticon emoticon

having kids is just a big headache i have 2 daughters and 1 son which neither bother with me..... emoticon i don't know which is worse the hurt because we dont have family or being hurt because they have these attitudes...
oh well life goes on with or without them....

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