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But, but, there was a fox in the middle of the road

Friday, June 05, 2009

That's why I didn't walk any further this morning. I know, a lousy excuse but it was really watching me close. I came up a hill and around a curve in the road and there down the road a bit was a fox standing in the middle of the road watching me. I just stopped and froze and watched it watch me. After a few minutes it trotted off in the bushes on the side of the road so I turned around and came back towards home but walked on passed the house.

I've gotten extra exercise today by going up and down stairs doing laundry and cleaning more. It's STILL GOOD TO BE HOME!

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DIANNEYME 6/9/2009 7:49AM

    We have foxes coming through our back yard quite often. Several years ago we had one that liked to hang out by the driveway - used to watch DD play basketball there - probably about 20 feet away...

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RWETHAIRYET 6/8/2009 1:33PM

    LOL, Robin, a fox, huh?
My mom lives up in Warren (very small rural town, up past the town dump. She was really into jogging for a while and would come home from work and set off down the hill.
One day, as she was jogging along, a car pulled over and the lady inside warned her about a bear just a bit down the road. Mom thanked her and promptly turned and ran back up the hill towards home.
Mom had issues with that bear waiting along the side of the road for a couple of weeks before deciding she wasn't gonna let that bear interfere with her exercise plan. So from that point on, she wore a walkman and would sing along at the top of her voice as she was jogging along. No problems with bears after that!!
One nice weekend,not long after she'd gotton back on her running schedule, my sister and I and our families were doing a campout on the hill up above my parents house. All of a sudden, we heard twigs and sticks breaking along the snowmobile trail that ran through the woods behind us...and mom singing some country song as loud as she could. Suddenly she broke out into the clearing and all we could do was laugh.
Sorry so long, lol, I just had to tell the story! But mom certainly was determined to get that exercise in.
Me, I don't think I could think I could jog and sing, lol, especially not in those hills in her area.

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Another nice walk

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Today I went to the other end of our road, the dead end. It was another nice, cool and refreshing walk. According to the SparkPeople route tracker, it was 2.43 miles and I walked it in 54 minutes. Tomorrow I'll have to walk to the other end of the road to the highway.

I also got energized to get things straightened up and put away. Took a good hour of up and down, in and out, back and forth. Now to do 5 loads of laundry tomorrow which is more up & down stairs. Ahhhh, it's good to be home!

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RUTHIEBEAR 6/5/2009 10:41AM

    I am happy for you that you are home. Keep up the great work, my friend.
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AAAhhhhh, that walk felt GREAT!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

My first outside walk since being HOME and it was SO good! My pace sure has picked up since last year, and I didn't get the least bit out of breath on the small hills on the road. I ended up walking 3.30 miles according to the SparkPeople route tracker but since I have NO idea exactly how far I walked since the house numbers don't show up on any map and they satellite version of the map is nothing but trees and relates to nothing on this road, I'll agree.
It was a very nice 60F this morning an smelled so fresh.
I finally got my contacts back in and it feels much better. I just hate wearing my glasses. I'll keep my old pair in for a few days to see if they've straightened out.

Now back to cleaning and sorting.

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LIFENPROGRESS 6/3/2009 12:54PM

    Hey, a 3-mile walk is wonderful! I'm glad it was nice and cool for you!
Enjoy being at home!

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Finally back to my exercise

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It flet good today to get vack to my exercise. I got in 30 minutes of WATP, 1 dimbbell workout and an abs workout.

Had an eye appt today which went well. She said my eyes were fine and not a whole lot of a change since I started taking the thyroid and the diabetes pills. She did give me a couple pairs of contacts to try.

I am still trying to adjust here.

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RWETHAIRYET 6/3/2009 11:41AM

    It is always great to get back to the exercise when you have to take a break, isn't it???
Must be tough adjusting twice a year to 2 such totally different places!

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HOPE2BE 6/3/2009 7:44AM

    I wish I could use contact lenses. I don't have the money for it though. There's a new treatment where you wear these contact lenses at night and it adjusts your eyes while you sleep and the next day you don't have to wear contact lenses or glasses. It corrects them overnight but you have to wear them while you sleep. Its called CPT or something like that. Its new to eye Dr. check it out.

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I need to get back on track

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm still jet lagging but getting better. Now that I am alone here I can get straightened out with exercise and eating.

I got my new car on Friday so I feel much less stressed about going anywhere because I know the car will run and won't break down. My son got our old jeep.

I have weighed my self since I've been home and now I have to re adjust my ticker. the scales here have read 141 all 3 times I got on it and it's a digital one.
It sure was a challenge doing the grocery shopping last week. Everything here is so expensive, espically the fruits and vegetables! WOW! But I am so glad that SparkPeople is here to help me along the way.

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DIANNEYME 6/1/2009 1:28PM

    Glad you are back safe and sound and are getting adjusted (and with wheels!). No more sleeping through Yankee games! (or at least not as many - if you are like me, you still may nod off through one or two).


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HOPE2BE 5/31/2009 9:17PM

    I'm so glad you have a car to run around in. Yes isn't the price of fruits and vegetables atrocious. Have you tried the farmer's Market? It may be cheaper there. Give it some time you'll get in the groove yet.

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