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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

AKA TGIF but changed to fit this country.
I only did a 33 minute walk, 1.61 miles today. Had to take a Tylenol PM last night for a pinched nerve and slept straight through till almost 9AM. I woke up more tired than I do when I only get 6-7 hours sleep. Also did days 2 & 3 of the boot camp videos. DH showed me what I was doing wrong with the presses and flys since I was feeling them in different places than I should have. I also did all the dumb bell exercises with heavier weights the whole way through, WOO HOO!

  
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RD03875 2/18/2009 7:59AM

    No, not loosing inches either. I am staying the same weight, same measurements.

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HOPE2BE 2/18/2009 7:44AM

    you're building muscle are you losing inches?

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WOO HOO!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

YAY YAY! 55 minute walk! 4 laps around the compound. The first 2 hurt my calves, not the shin but the last 2 were fine. DH told me to put some Tiger Balm on my shin and wear a sock so I did that and it worked. Sadly it was only a 21 minute mile, I would like to know what happened to my 19 minute mile. It's the small things in life that bring excitement.

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HOPE2BE 2/17/2009 8:09AM

    If I could only walk that fast. It takes me 30 min. to walk a mile and thats when I'm in tip top shape. You're lucky even at 21 min.

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February 16

Monday, February 16, 2009

I walked this morning but only for 36 minutes, my shin & calf hurt. I did 2 1/4 laps around the compound which was 1.61 miles. I also did the boot camp cardio work out too.

Went to the Dr. tonight, the holistic nutritionist. She explained the whole purine diet thing so much simpler that the diabetic nutritionist did. So I hope to get back on track soon. It was late when we got out of the dr. so we picked up some chicken for dinner. First time in WEEKS I didn't cook and it was so nice. I know I shouldn't have, and I know I will regret it tomorrow but geeze, the first time in weeks I splurged.

  
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HOPE2BE 2/16/2009 8:30PM

    Be Happy

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Feb 15

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I was in the process of making my blog entry last night when *poof* the power went out. It was only out for about an hour & half but I didn't get around to posting.

I have done my walks this week, Friday, Sat. & Sunday. Today I did a 43 minute walk, 2 miles plus did day 7 of the boot camp videos. I also did about 6 minutes on my treadmill but only got 0.20 miles, I go slower on the treadmill since it's a slope.
Didn't do anything special at all for the V day thing, I would have setteled for a dead weed or a stale piece of candy but ain't gonna happen anytime soon.

I have an appt tomorrow with my Holistic nutritionist/GP who I'll talk more to her about what the diabetic nutritionist said and hopefully she can help me out with this gout & low purine diet.

Hope ya'll have a GREAT Sunday!

  
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HOPE2BE 2/15/2009 7:06PM

    good luck on your gout and also on V day don't worry I spent mine in ER for a cold I had that wouldn't go away. I've had to slack on the exercise. Have been sleeping all day. Oh well tomorrow will be better

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Valentine's Day IS FORBIDDEN!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday 13 February 2009 (18 Safar 1430)
Red rose ‘price index’ shows Valentine’s spike
Sultan Altamimi & Omar Mohamed | Arab News



RUDDY SEASON: Valentine’s Day flowers and teddy bears are displayed at one of the upmarket gift shops in Jeddah on Thursday. (AN photo)

JEDDAH: The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice intensified its vigilance over flower, chocolate and gift shops to confiscate items related to Valentine’s Day, a perennial crackdown on a holiday perceived by many to be both Western and immoral.

Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, head of the commission’s branch in Makkah province, said the agency has instructions to eliminate any activities aimed at celebrating this event or sell products related to it.

“This is based on the teachings of Shariah. God ordained Muslims to celebrate their own festivals in place of un-Islamic ones,” he said. “So Muslims are not allowed to celebrate any festivals other than Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.”

Arab News toured a number of shops selling flowers, chocolates and assorted gifts. All but one of the stores avoided any hint in their displays of merchandise that Valetine’s Day is tomorrow.

But money talks even if most shopkeepers don’t: The price of red roses have gone up as much as 10 times the regular price, indicating a demand.

“We ordered thousands of these Indian red roses this morning,” said a Filipino florist in Jeddah who only wanted to be named Armando. “By tonight, the roses will be sold out.”

The price of one red rose is typically SR5, he said. The price starts at SR10 running up to Valentine’s Day. As the stock is depleted, the prices rise to as much as SR50. Armando says he sells full arrangements of 200 roses for SR2,000.

“It is not even Saturday night yet and people are coming in and buying these items,” he said. “This is a season of love and appreciation, so buyers come here to purchase these items for these reasons.”

The religious authorities tend to look out for red items sold in these stores, viewed as an attempt by merchants to market the holiday. However, one shop in Jeddah was found to be openly selling red flowers and stuffed toy animals.

“Red flowers are sold throughout the year,” said the shopkeeper, who only went by the name Fadi.

By tomorrow his roses will be selling for SR50, or 10 times his usual price.

Another flower shop owner said that from his perspective Valentine’s Day is simply one of year’s peak retail seasons. This shopkeeper, who didn’t want his name published, said customers come to him with special requests, or they bring in their own stuffed animals or poems to deliver with the flowers.

In many cases florists keep and arrange bouquets behind the scenes or in separate, undisclosed locations.

Prices of chocolates, too, have risen at specialty shops. At one shop in Jeddah an assorted box of chocolates that normally sells for SR150 was selling for SR200. And though commission members are looking out for signs of Valentine’s Day merchandising, it was possibly to find heart-shaped red boxes of chocolate.


  
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RWETHAIRYET 2/16/2009 10:21AM

    yup, it is funny how they get around the law!! And guage you at the same time, lol.

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HOPE2BE 2/13/2009 10:32AM

    Wow they get around the govenment like we do. Here's some flowers and hearts for you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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