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Sunday, March 08, 2009

I did get up and walk this morning at 8:30AM when it was ONLY 82F, right now at noon, it's 98.4 and it's only March. I walked my 48 minutes, about 2.6 miles. It was warm.

DH found some Leslie Sansone videos last night so I tried one. IT was fairly easy and I did work up a sweat. I didn't do the whole thing since I should have been fixing supper at the time.
I will try them this afternoon.


Another pound gone!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

OK!! I had to do a double take this morning, I've lost another pound, so now it's 140! I'm happy! I Haven't done the boot camp videos in a week and didn't really get in a good walk on Wednesday but did do extra exercises, I didn't walk on Thursday or Friday because it's the weekend and there are other things to do and I didn't get in my 8 cups of water in a couple days either. This REALLY REALLY makes me want to exercise all day now, LOL.
Unfortunately I overslept this morning and didn't get up until 9AM and at 10:15AM it is 86F. SOOOOOOOO, I am going to do a couple of cardio workouts and get on the treadmill.

I will never fix that nasty, gaggy red rice again! It will make a great filler for soups though.

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HOPE2BE 3/7/2009 6:43AM

    emoticonon losing another pound. If you don't like that rice I'd say don't even use it for a filler. I'd just trash it. LOL See you may be off your groove but you're making progress. Every bit helps

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Organic red rice is...............

Friday, March 06, 2009

NASTY! I bought a bag of "Organic Red Rice" a couple weeks ago and fixed some for dinner. EWWW, there is no taste what so ever and it is soupy after 1 1/2 hours of cooking. Even adding home made vegetable broth and garlic didn't help. So I'll just add this to soups or whatever.

I didn't get to exercise again today, I did the dreaded grocery shopping, laundry and general up and down all day.

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HOPE2BE 3/6/2009 5:41PM

    Are you not exercising because of your foot with the thorn still in it? Is it too sore to exercise? Would you fix the rice again? Not sure if you liked it.

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Thank you for the input!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thank you Spark friends for the walking DVD information. DH & I will be looking for these and ordering so they will be waiting when I get home.

Last night I got a bougainvillea thorn in my foot and it hurts. So with me being diabetic I soaked it, washed it, put alcohol, peroxide and bactine on it and tried to get it out. I guess I got most of it but there is still some in there. I am watching my foot often to make sure nothing happens so that I don't have to go to the ER to get it out. So I can't walk now.

It's my weekend so I think I'll do some more cross stitching.


Can you recommend a WALKING video/dvd?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

If you read this blog, do you know of any walking videos? It will be getting HOT soon here in Saudi and when I go back to my HOME in New Hampshire in June I no doubt will rain for days and weeks, so I am going to look for those Leslie whatever-her-name-is or that Jill-Whatever exercise videos to walk to.

Today is my Grandson's 3rd birthday and Grammy isn't there :( He is back HOME in New Hampshire and I am here in Saudi, but I will be HOME around the 1st of June. Grammy and Grampa did spoil him on his birthday though. I can't wait for those sweet hugs from both my grandsons!

Well, I tried to go out for my walk today but only got to the end of my street when I saw 6 mosquito spraying trucks parked ready to spray. A couple of workers had tanks strapped to their back and they were spraying bushes where the trucks can't get to. I'll have to try again this afternoon when it cools off. It's only 83F right now at 11:45AM but 1/2 my walk laps are in full sun.
It's the start of my weekend too! WOO HOO! Today is like Friday in the real world. TAIW

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HOPE2BE 3/5/2009 6:22AM

    If that thorn is still in your foot it could be dangerous for your diabetic condition. I've heard of people losing their foot because of infections that can't clear up because of infections. I'd go see a Dr. anyhow to have him look at it just to be sure its all right. Its better to be safe than sorry. I've had diabetic people tell me not to even cut your own toenails because its too dangerous. Be careful Hope

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CYNEDRA 3/4/2009 4:00PM

    I second or third the Walking Away The Pound DVDs. They even four and five mile ones now. Her name is Leslie Sansone. Also, I've had to turn back from a walk because of the mosquito sprays before. It is not fun to get caught in it.

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LADY_DONKEY 3/4/2009 12:55PM

    Can't tell you how many good things I've heard about Walking Away the Pounds!

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2LABS2LOVE 3/4/2009 11:15AM

    Go to www.collagevideo. com and get Madeline Lewis's Get Moving: Walking for Weight Loss. I love it! I just love Madeline Lewis and I do that workout to get motivated or just for fun!


You can see a sample clip of the workout at collagevideo too!

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RWETHAIRYET 3/4/2009 9:55AM

    Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds series. She has several different options/lengths. I have her 1,2 and 3 mile walk on one DVD that I found at Walmart and I'm going to add a couple more to my collection soon. I use them when I can't get out . I also use the 1 mile walk as a warmup to my strength exercises when I have to exercise first thing in the Am. She's positive and upbeat...though a little too chipper for my taste, especially at 6am...but I just kind of zone out while I'm doing the workout. She also shows different modifications, so you can adjust it to make it more or less intense.

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ASH72461 3/4/2009 7:02AM

  another spark friend told me about the reality videos on youtube
i was having cabin fever due to the cold here
school were on a 2 hour delay yesterday because it went down to 0 degrees outside
they also have other exercise videos
you might want to try some of them

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HOPE2BE 3/4/2009 6:32AM

    I too walk in the hot sun here and the humidity is high. With winter ending its getting time for me to walk in the heat again. I know how you feel about your grandsons. I have one grandson and his other grandparents have spoiled him rotten. They have a lot of money which I don't have and a home and cars which I don't have. Recently they moved to KC so I'm hoping I get to see him more. That bug spray is really no good for your system. You were lucky to see them before you started walking and got caught in it afterwards. I think its Jillian Michaels and I can't remember Leslie's. They have both in the spark people store which I think you get to on another site.

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