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Monday, January 05, 2009

I have a bad shoulder and the Jumping Jacks brought back the pain. I didn't want anyone worried about me needlessly. But I am finally able to move the arm so much more freely and just cannot see chancing injury.

I had wondered if I could do Jumping Jacks - now I know. Who would have thought the jumping would be ok but not the arm movements?!

Add to that all the confusion of which steps and when and I just got overwhelmed. Then I took a peek at today's video and I have enough trouble on both legs, really afraid of injuring my knee if I do the exercise on one leg. I can barely complete the set as it is and I do the Wall Squats with Ball.

I do feel like a coward and a sissy but I cannot afford to get hurt - I have 2 old men counting on me to be their aides, my dad and DH. 85 and 87 respectively.

But I am going to peek at and try every video. I am in the last leg of my journey and need to get the weight moving again. I am stuck in 142-ville.

The good news is how many people tell me "you are there" when I tell them I am getting closer to my goal. It feels good but I still have a mirror and I know how to use it.
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Thank you Walking_Girl! I welcome the company!!
I did the Walk Slim Fast Start 3 Fast Miles last night!!


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_VALEO_ 1/7/2009 8:32AM

    Don't forget to stretch before and after to avoid injuries. Coach Nicole always mentions that if you're not confortable with one exercice, you can go back to the marching stance!

I had to modify the jumping jack as I can't really do it as much as I would -not because of my health condition, but because of my neighbours living under me! emoticon

Congrats for the Walk Slim Fast Start 3 Fast Miles!

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KAREN42BOYS 1/5/2009 11:10PM

you are being responsible for your body, not a sissy. that sense of responsibility has gotten you this far and it's quite reasonable to trust your own knowledge of your body. :)

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KAREN42BOYS 1/5/2009 11:10PM

you are being responsible for your body, not a sissy. that sense of responsibility has gotten you this far and it's quite reasonable to trust your own knowledge of your body. :)

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CRTSANG 1/5/2009 7:19PM

    I don't think I need to tell you that nothing is worth injuring yourself. Just do what you can and that should work. The boot camp doesn't depend on doing everything exactly and perfectly. Modify, modify, modify. For the jumping jacks, if the jumping doesn't bother you, why not just do them without the arm movements? That would get you a lot of the benefit without the pain.

You go!

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SUPREME5 1/5/2009 4:13PM

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WALKING_GIRL 1/5/2009 12:49PM

    Way to go!!!! I can't wait till I can do 3 miles with Leslie like you. I am only at the 1 miles but I will get there! :-)

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HUGGERS1 1/5/2009 12:23PM

    The second video was very hard for me as well. The first one, i modified the jumping jacks so i didn't lift my shoulders as high as i have tendonitis in my left one.

I could barely squat down on the one leg but i tried it.

I am so proud of how far you have come and I know that you are so motivated that you will overcome this slight pause at 142ville. Don't stress it. You are healthier than you have been in a long time and it is important to know what we can do. I love that you are trying each video and doing what you can do. It is so motivating to know that it is the fact that we are not giving up that makes us move forward.

I hope your day is blessed as you take care of your dad and DH.

sending you big hugs

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LIFES*2*SHORT 1/5/2009 9:51AM

  You know your body better than anybody else. You know when you can push through something... and you know when that pushing it will lead to injury. Most people would give up all together... but you keep trying. I am glad you know your limitations... without throwing in the towel completely... a definite sign of an up and coming success story!


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MARTY19 1/5/2009 8:13AM

It is great that you will still be in the cheering section. Have you tried the Leslie Sansone walking tapes. I have the walk away your waist complete with belt and I love it.
Take care of yourself! And you do look great but I know what you are saying about the mirror.


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I want to be happy, not stressed, too!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

I was just reading a friend's blog and advising her that I would rather she be happy than stressed.

My problem is I tried the first Video in the Official SP Boot Camp and I hurt myself. But like the little camper I am I was willing to give it another go.

Well, after telling another sparker that I wanted her to be happy and not stressed I think maybe I need to take my own advice. So I am going to be the unofficial cheering squad for all you members competing in the Official SP Boot Camp this month!

Rah emoticon Rah emoticon Rah emoticon

Now I am going to hobble off and do another WATP video! emoticon

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_VALEO_ 1/5/2009 7:31AM

    We definitively need cheerleaders for the bootcamp! Bring it on!


PS: I hope it's a minor injury! We might also need Medic people!

Comment edited on: 1/5/2009 7:34:11 AM

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WALKING_GIRL 1/4/2009 11:57PM

    I will be a cheerleader with you! I am very happy just sticking with my walking and Leslie! I haven't been doing them like I should and it shows but this year will be different and you will see me shrinking soon.. :-)

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JENIFIREHARP 1/4/2009 9:59PM

    You are not allowed to injure yourself Linda! I want to complete boot camp with you by my side!

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SUPREME5 1/4/2009 9:18PM

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LIFES*2*SHORT 1/4/2009 8:17PM

  yep... I want to see a picture of you in a cheerleader outfit too. lol Thanks for cheering us on!


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RODEOMOMSK 1/4/2009 7:17PM

    My son's girlfriend is a cheerleader.
You and her get together! emoticon

Take care and have fun cheering.

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MARTY19 1/4/2009 6:13PM

    YAY! A cheerleader in our mist. All right. Just don't let me whine alot or often. Kick my butt.
I'm so sorry you hurt yourself. Please take care. And dust off those pom-poms.


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TABBYKAT75 1/4/2009 6:09PM

    I am doing the bootcamp It will be great having a cheering section. Sorry to hear you hurt yourself though , hope you will in top shape again soon

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GIVENTHANKS 1/4/2009 6:09PM

    I had to modify the Bootcamp workout today or I would have hurt myself also. At this point (until I get in better shape) my body just won't do those kickboxing moves. emoticon
I hope that you recover quickly!

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This is who I am.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

This is who I am!

I blew up in the 4th grade at age 10 when my mother had to go back to work. But it wasn't her fault although everybody told her it was. It was my dad and sisters fault because all they cooked was spaghetti and garlic bread and I just couldn't keep up with all that starch. I had been very active but it just was never enough.

I don't blame anyone, I just feel badly that my mother carried the guilt for almost 20 years before I found out.

We were very close for all of my life and I was sorry to lose her 5 years ago but I have few regrets as we did spend a lot of time together before her passing. Before she was diagnosed with Diabetes (which I never did believe she had) we used to enjoy each other and would get ice cream sundaes now and again. We still had fun after that but quit the ice cream when we would go out together. I think we always felt we had lost something. Mama's passion was ice cream and it just became the thing to do when she needed a break from reality.

I wish I had found SparkPeople when she was still alive as we could have "sparked" together.

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 1/7/2009 10:50AM

    Linda, What a lovely sharing!

It has been my experience that as we release the weight, the emotions and experiences that were present when we put it on rise to the surface waiting to be released too. This time we are not stuffing them back down with food.

I have had struggles with weight all my life and thought that I finally had control over it until Oct. 2003 when my Mother passed. It had been an extremely challenging year with health issues of my own, forced retirement from my career of 30yrs., and beloved animals passing. Since I was out of work at the time, I spent every day with Mom. We played cards together and I took her to her doctor appointments. When she passed I comforted myself
with food again.

It has taken me all these years to work my way back. My Mom was a cheerleader for me all her life and I feel her presence daily. I know that your Mom is cheering for you too!!! She is your angel Spark Buddy!!!

Her guilt is gone and now yours is flying away too!

emoticon Janet

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_VALEO_ 1/3/2009 7:11PM

    You've made significant changes in your life and for that you must be proud. And I'm sure your mother was proud of you, and would have been proud of your weight lost.
Guilt is a burden we have to lost too. Glad you found time to communicate with her and ease her mind -over an ice cream ;)

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DINA:-) 1/3/2009 6:23PM

    your mom would be so proud of you, linda! you have worked so hard to become healthy.


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LIFES*2*SHORT 1/3/2009 12:27PM

  Aw... it's nice to have that bond, isn't it? I wish you would have had SP then too! Hang in there.


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SUPREME5 1/3/2009 12:20PM

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MARTY19 1/3/2009 9:57AM

    You have a point. You can't really blame anyone for the weight. Back then starch was cheap and filling so all families used it. Mine as well.
My mom died when I was 17 - never really had a chance to know her. I was my dad that I grew so close to. I still miss him.


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My husband is cheating on me!

Friday, January 02, 2009

... with me!

I recently colored my hair. Vanity you ask? Nope, Ray. DH.

For a month he kept "telling" me that it was ok if I wanted to color my hair. I would look so much younger. I would feel so much better. After a month I took the hint and bought a box of hair color. I had hoped he would drop the subject but since he didn't....

So DH's son and d-i-l were here for New Year's and I was explaining that coloring my hair was Ray's idea. Well, Katie started laughing and said that Ray was looking for a new woman, another woman.

I looked at her so sweetly and said, "you mean Ray is cheating on me? And he's cheating on me with me?"

Well we all had a great laugh at that one.

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AMYSM04 1/3/2009 9:03PM

    This is fantastic! I chuckled out loud when I read it. :)

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DINA:-) 1/3/2009 6:26PM

    too funny!

my husband wants to me color my hair too- but to cover up the grey!

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_VALEO_ 1/3/2009 7:20AM

    I agree with the others, we need evidence. Let's bring in the pictures so we could have a prima-facie evidence!

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 1/3/2009 12:15AM

    Ok Spark Buddy,where is the New Year, New You!!! You cannot post a blog with a title like this one and then not give us the picture. emoticon Janet

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LIFES*2*SHORT 1/2/2009 10:23PM

  I agree with Jen... we want PROOF!!! Let's bring on the pictures!


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JENIFIREHARP 1/2/2009 9:49PM

    pic - ture pic - ture pic - ture!!!

Don't hold out on us Linda!

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MARTY19 1/2/2009 9:15PM

    And where is the picture of the new woman? I want to see her.


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BONMACK 1/2/2009 7:50PM

    OK, Raylin......we're waiting for you to post that new and improved photo on your sparky page so we can all admire the new 'do'! HAHAHAHAHA! What color did you go with? Do ya like it? I always use the Clairol ashen blonde! HAHAHAHAHA! My actual hair color used to be kind of a mousey brown, but my hair has thinned so badly that if I try to use anything lighter than blonde, my scalp actually shines thru my hair on the crown of my head! LOL! So I'm stuck with either blonde or leaving it the gray that it is naturally! At least when it's lighter, the thinness isn't so obvious and people don't notice it much! I'm either gonna have to turn into the Rogaine queen, or invest in some wigs, before too long, 'cause I have a feeling I'll be bald down the road! HA! But I say YOU GO GIRL! I'll bet you look downright foxy for that hubby of yours! Woo Hoo!

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

I found this while reading ADNAW_YOTS'S PAGE and it is so wonderful that I am blogging it! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AD

I hope the above link works to take you to her page. Wonderful page!

M: Make a short term goal here, reach it, add another
O: Out with negative thoughts.
T: Think of why I WANT IT every time I log in
I: Imagine how I will feel when I reach goals.
V: Visualize the future me !
A: Acknowledge my successes not by failures.
T: Treat myself with respect. I deserve that.
I: Investigate new foods/ideas/ activities
O: Obey my weight loss plans/goals

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TAHOEMAMALOI 1/2/2009 10:07AM

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing! Great words to bring in a new year!


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TABBYKAT75 1/1/2009 9:05AM

    Love it
Thanks for sharing

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