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I need to get out more often

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I got up earlier than I normally do so I went out for a morning walk. It was 70F at 8:15AM, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. I did a mile in 19 minutes then continued for a 41 minute walk. Then I did a 30 minute Walk Away The Pounds video and 35 mintues of dumbbell exercises and some leg lifts. Maybe I need to kick start my metabolism. I need to push myself to do the extra morning walk.

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YANKEEROJ 12/14/2009 6:46AM

    Please do not push too hard.
You'll feel frustrated over time.
Take it easy but steady.

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JAVAJO47 12/13/2009 10:54PM

    You are doing an awesome job Robin! Thanks for posting this...I am falling into the holiday cheer a bit too much with eating more and moving less. I think it's time for me to look to you for the push I need.

Have a great week :)
Jo Ann

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JUICYSWEETS 12/13/2009 5:45PM

    Good for you :) I love morning workouts!

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SIANAN74 12/13/2009 5:20PM

    Most of us would kill to live somewhere that it is 70F in the morning this time of year to be able to take a early morning walk! I would say... Go for it!!

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BAILEYSMOM7 12/13/2009 3:04PM

Congrats! You should feel very proud of yourself, you are doing all the right things. Good job!

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/13/2009 3:01PM

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VALI_T 12/13/2009 2:54PM

    emoticon Good for you, but definitely get out to do this kind of thing early in the day before it gets hot enough to kill you. emoticon

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Love these pedometers

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I have 2 pedometers on today and I don't think either of them is right. The first one I had on for about 15 minutes, went up/down 17 stairs, out the back door to the laundry room and back, made the bed. The pedometer said I walked 4 steps. I put the second one on and from the time I picked it up off the shelf to clipping it to my waistband, standing still the whole time, it said I walked 10 steps. Either way, I know I got up and moved. What is the purpose of those pedometers if they aren't acurate? Does it really matter how many steps you take in a day?

I did a 3 mile walk with Leslie today, even jogged a bit during her power boost minutes, woo hoo!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 12/16/2009 6:58AM

    Omron - spend a few bucks and get a decent one. I had to laugh when my cheap one said I was taking steps and I was standing still breathing.

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THEMINT2 12/16/2009 6:56AM

    I wear a pedometer every day. I have a box of old pedometers that I've tried, but I found the best one is my Weight Watchers pedometer. Now it is not an exact science to be sure, but it does give you an idea of how much you move (or not). lol

Since I started wearing one every day, my steps have gone from 2,000 average to 6,000 average. There are some days where I look at it in the evening and find my steps are low and it spurs me on to walk around the block or do some walking in place in front of the TV

I LOVE my pedometer, but it is not for everyone

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

PS 2,000 steps = 1 mile (just an average)

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HOPE2BE 12/16/2009 6:33AM

    I agree pedometers are worthless. However some are good. Try to get one from a hospital.

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HIGHLIFE73 12/13/2009 4:07PM

    I agree that pedometer aren't what they are cracked up to be. I have had 4 completely different types and had problem with all of them. I just gave up on them. I got a heart rate monitor watch and just try to be more active.

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VALI_T 12/12/2009 3:42PM

    Pedometers can be temperamental animals. I know that you're supposed to wear them at your waist, but I've actually had better luck when I've clipped them onto one of my shoes. If that doesn't help then maybe you've just been "lucky" and managed to get a couple of defective ones. Don't know what to tell you if that's the case emoticon

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GLEORIA 12/12/2009 3:12PM

    LOL I have started to just walk or exercise using my watch/clock. My pedometers are in a drawer I think...

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DISTAN 12/12/2009 1:48PM

    I agree threw out my 5

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Another boreing weekend

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Another weekend, same nothing-ness. As usual we went to the grocery store, picked up a turkey for BBQ turkey for Christmas. I don't care for it, but DH and a couple others do. Stopped at GNC, stopped at the sports store and got one of those ab roll out wheel things then came home, woo hoo, what fun.

We made jalapeno poppers from a recipe DH found on the Hungry Girl site and they were really good. They were baked in the oven and used crushed wheat flakes cereal.

Other than that, nothing exciting. I took my rest day from exercise, but walked briskly through the mall and took the stairs.

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LCNASSUK 12/10/2009 2:01PM

  There's so much to be thankful in your weekend, when I remember that, I find my normal way to go about life is really pretty eventful and fun! ;)

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LCNASSUK 12/10/2009 2:00PM

  There's so much to be thankful in your weekend, when I remember that, I find my normal way to go about life is really pretty eventful and fun! ;)

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Uh oh, Snow at home in NH

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Just what I was afraid of, lots of snow back home in New Hampshire. Before I left my home in October, I left my patio furniture out, umbrellas and all, because my son said that they would go up to my house when they took my car back and put all that away. My 2 patio umbrellas, screen house, chairs, glass table top, grill etc. Well he never made it and my daughter never made it down there either so by now my patio furniture is most likely broken if it hasn't blown away. I should have lisstened to my instincts and done it myself. My car isn't in my garage either where it should be.

Max is all comfy upstairs, very wobbly on his casted leg but doing ok. He really is a good boy, he doesn't talk much at all, he's about 14.

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HJFOGARTY 12/9/2009 1:06PM

    ohhh he is so cute! and today we are getting a ton of snow - OMG atleast 8 inches here already and no end in sight - they say 14 is the number but I'm thinking it may be more than that! oh my! enjoy your weather and give max a scratch from me. . .so cute! he is lucky to have a great friend like you :)

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RWETHAIRYET 12/9/2009 12:54PM

    ooh, he's a pretty boy...looks like my polly!
I can tell you for sure, your stuff is at the very least, buried.

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SIANAN74 12/9/2009 10:59AM

    Remember that as annoying as it is... it is only stuff. Luckily, you and your family are safe.


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Did my blood type change?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I have to have a residence permit to live here, called an Iqama (Igama) which is valid for 1 year. It's time to renew it and every year we have to have our blood typed. Why? I have no flipping clue, I thought I've had B+ blood since I was conceived but I guess somewhere along the way I went to some exotic country and had blood cleansing and blood exchange. What a bunch of morons here. Now my arm has a purple spot and it hurts. They use cheap band aids that stick to your arm.

We also picked up Mr. Max from the vets this afternoon. The sneaky cat had his foot re-set and bandaged the other day then overnight he chewed the bandage off so they had to do surgery to wire his foot together and then they casted it. He is resting comfortably in a closed upstairs bedroom so he can get better.

So that is my 3 point blog post for the day

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SOFEDUPP 12/9/2009 9:50AM

    Sorry to hear about your cat. You must be very special to be able to change blood types. My arms are usually bruised when they take blood because they do not listen to me. Hope that get better soon.

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VALI_T 12/8/2009 6:48PM

    Poor Max emoticon Our little 4 legged children just don't seem to get the whole concept of leave this annoying thing alone because it's going to help you get better. I hope he's back to being his old healthy self really soon.

As to your blood type, the only way I know of that it could change would be for you to have a bone marrow transplant from a donor who had a different blood type than your original type. So why they want to test you every year is actually a pretty good question, especially when you consider that even with a somewhat rare blood type like B there are millions of other people in this world who would also test as B Positive. Genetic testing would be a lot more useful in proving that you are who you were last year but it takes a lot longer than just a simple blood type. (And it costs a lot more, too, though I doubt that's a major concern where you're currently located.)

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RWETHAIRYET 12/8/2009 1:38PM

    I guess they just want to make sure you didn't sneak someone else in in your place, lol. Though you'd think fingerprints might be more accurate!!
Hopefully, max doesn't chew through that cast! Yuck!

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KERRYMONIQUE 12/8/2009 1:34PM

    I hope your arm feels better emoticon

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