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January 21

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I know I should say something about the presidential inaugration yesterday, but it is an event that takes place every 4 years, do it and get on with it. I personally don't need the circus act that goes with it.

I woke up sore and stiff this morning, my neck & shoulders are sore, probably from doing too much exercise the past couple days. I didn't walk this morning either. Today will be a bad day for me. IT's the start of the weekend too, Wednesday here is like Friday in the real world.

Took Spot kitty to the vets last night, he has a cavity in a tooth so they will fix it today and we can pick him up tonight.
I also have an appointment with a diabetic nutritionist tonight so I am trying to get all my Spark pages together to show her/him along with my weekly menus and information I do have from various American web sites. We'll see what she/he says. I feel like a need a suitcase to take all this information around in. I know I need to take all my medication, my test kit, blood work paper work, reading material and someting to stitch while I'm waiting, LOL.

That's my exciting day in a nutshell.
I did stitch last night too, almost got my little project done.

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HOPE2BE 1/21/2009 7:50AM

    Your blood sugar should be low because of all the exercise. A day off from exercise is OK since sometimes we overdue it. YOu need a break sometimes. An example is the soreness. I hope things turn out good at the diabetic nutrionalist. emoticon

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Day 17 of Boot Camp Challenge

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thank you for your wishes for my daughter. I will call her later when she wakes up. She has to get my grandson off to school and I don't know if she has to work today or not.

I did a 47 minute 2 mile walk this morning with about 30 second jog in there, woo hoo! I'm impressed I could do that!
I did the Day 17 dumb bell work out video then did some extra exercises from another team I am on. It does feel good to be able to do these exercises without getting winded after 2 minutes. I do feel like I make progress even though nothing shows.

Gotta take Furbaby Spot cat to the vets today, his breath stinks and he's just not himself lately. Hopefully he just needs his teeth cleaned. This kitty is DH's B-A-B-Y and he would be lost with out Spot.

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HOPE2BE 1/20/2009 7:23AM

    I remember making progress with my exercise that I was doing an hour of walking a day and I found out from the Dr. that I could cut my advair in half and now its cut in half again. This exercise really helps me get healthier in more ways than one. I was up to the top amount of Advair and now its once a day. He's going to see if it works or not but he says my lungs sound clear. You build up stamina in your lungs when you do it.

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GOALCHASING 1/20/2009 7:12AM

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Today is my daughter's 31st birthday, I can't believe she is 31 already. I always miss being with her on her birthday. I miss being with her when I'm here anyway but today I miss her more.

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2LABS2LOVE 1/19/2009 9:35PM

    My mom lives down south, a two-day drive away. I miss her alot, especially on my birthday and holidays! I bet your daughter misses you too! Is she very far away? My mother-in-law visits my husband every year for his birthday (this was an unofficial understanding when we were married) and calls him at the time he was born. He is 43.

Happy Birthday to you too Mom! This is your day too! emoticon

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HOPE2BE 1/19/2009 5:13PM

    She's grown up and an adult. Its hard not thinking of her as a little girl. She makes her own decisions so thats one thing that makes it hard you not deciding for her.

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DAy 16 of boot camp challenge

Monday, January 19, 2009

I did the boot camp exercise videos and did my 34 minute walk today.

I read an article here on Spark People about seeing how you are fitness wise which included 1 minute of push ups, 1 minute of crunches and something else. I did enough to say I was in good shape. I'll have to try it again when DH is home to do the timing for me.


Day 15 of boot camp challenge

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Well, it's 1/2 way through the month and I haven't lost any weight. I can do more brisk cardio workouts and more strength training but no inches or weight gone and this is my main gripe. I've followed a healthy eating plan centered around my diabetes, drank those damn 8 cups of water every day but no weight or inches lost. Oh well, I guess I keep at it. I may just continue with this boot camp workout after it ends.

I did my 43 minute 2 mile walk today and it was humid as all getout. Winter is definately over here and now the humid season starts.
DH DID get me a new stability ball yesterday! A pretty pink one, LOL. It came with a DVD so I'll have to watch it and see what exercises it offers. This ball is different than the other one, this one seems to have a rougher surface so maybe I'll stay on it better and it's also more "oval" than round, maybe I need to sit on it and round it out.

It's overcast again but I doubt it will rain today.

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HOPE2BE 1/18/2009 9:52AM

    When I was on a diet pill and it would work but My pill I took that made me gain weight hampered it I still lost around 1 or 2 lbs a month. I did not lose inches at first. I was very discouraged too because I was walking 2 miles for 1 hour for 5 days and going on a bicycle for and hour for 5 days and the bicycle was even more of a workout than the treadmill. You know with all that exercise that you are gaining muscle. You have to be. It takes a few months to lose the inches. Do not get discouraged. One month I had gained 2 or 3 lbs. but only lost 3 inches in my hips. Perhaps you should measure again. I still think you are making progress. Don't give up or think negative about it. I did 2 hrs. for 5 days for 6 months then down to 1 hour for 3 months before my surgery. I know this works.
Check with your pharmacist to see if you are taking meds that make you gain weight.

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EFAKER 1/18/2009 6:51AM

    Hang in there! I'm in the same boat, no weight loss since before Christmas.... (I had to re-lose the 2-3 pounds I went up) Bootcamp has made me sore, which is good because my body seems to have adjusted to my regular routine, which is mainly cardio with a little strength training, so I'll be adding some of these exercises to my regular list.

Just keep up the eating right and exercising and you will do well. Have you measured? Sometimes the loss suprises me in inches, even though there are no pounds lost. My inches have stayed the same, but I bought pants in another size smaller this week!

Just remember that you are exercising for way more than weight loss as a diabetic, you are taking control of your health!

Take care,

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