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I got a treadmill!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What a sweet DH I have. I have been wanting a treadmill for awhile so I can walk when it gets up in the 100's here. I got a simple, plain one, nothing fancy at all. It doesn't talk, it doesn't do heartrate, it doesn't do windows or all the other fancy stuff. It is on an incline though and I will have to somehow get it a little more even, I can't walk on it fo more than 5 minutes and I get tired and my legs hurt and I don't get that way when I walk the regular way.
What a sweetie he is!.

  
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RWETHAIRYET 11/21/2008 11:01AM

    Lucky you!!! Mine died a year ago and I just haven't been able to replace it. Would be nice as the temperatures drop and the roads get icy..

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HOPE2BE 11/20/2008 7:25PM

    We have a treadmill in our apt. building which saves me from going out in the weather. Its wonderful. Once you get used to it you will be able to go longer periods of time.Hope

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When I exercise I feel.....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Energized, invigorated. I may whine and moan about getting the energy to exercise and huff and puff and whine more while I'm walking and exercising but I feel so much better afterward.
This entry is from the blog prompt for November 16-22

  
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HOPE2BE 11/19/2008 10:27PM

    I feel the same way. I know when I do it that I'm accomplishing something that others take for granted like riding in their cars instead of walking and how I don't take what God gave me for granted and I'm doing something Jesus would do if he were here on earth today. Hope

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No energy today - edited

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ugh, I have no energy today, no ambition at all. I over slept, woke up at 9:30 and wanted to go back to bed by 10:30. I even got 9 hours sleep. I know I HAVE to push myself if I want to this to work so I will be out there walking at 4:30PM today even if it's only for a 13 minute 1/2 mile.

Spot and I stitched today. Spot is our cat, the biggest spoiled rotten baby ever, he NEEDS to be held like a baby to sleep, he NEEDS to be held on your shoulder to cuddle and he NEEDS all the attention inbetween. I'm NOT the one that spoiled him, DH did. I love my stitching time so no cats on my lap when I'm stitching. But today, oh NO, DH is away on a business trip so Spot HAD to take his nap on my lap while I was trying to stitch. I did get a picture with my cell phone, I"ll have to edit it and post it in my gallery.

My blood sugar level seems to be staying between 130-158. It's been at those levels for 3 days now no matter what I do. I'm still new to this diabetes thing and still trying to get it under control.

I am trying not to get too overly excited right now but I think the scales said I've lost another 2 lbs this week. Woo Hoo. shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That would put me at 1 lb off my original goal of 140 but I have now moved that goal to 135.

Have a GREAT Sunday everyone!

Well I did do my 27 minutes of walking, I did my mile & 1/3 plus10 minutes worth of strength exercises.

  
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HOPE2BE 11/16/2008 8:21AM

    I was told there were 2 things that help blood sugar levels. One is cinnamon, and the other is chromium. You might ask you Dr. if its Ok. I take 400mcg a day to help keep my levels low. You might try it to see if it works for you. Hope

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What a GREAT day!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Today is my 1 year anniversary of quitting smoking! I quit smoking on November 15, 2007, it was the Great American Smokeout day. I did use Chantix to help. I may have taken a few puffs on a couple cigarettes but I didn't smoke the whole thing. I smoked MAYBE 3 cigarettes between November 15 07 & Jan 1, 08 but NOTHING since then. I am VERY PROUD OF MYSELF! Too bad I can't celebrate with a nice piece of chocolate cake, but that's not on my diet anymore.
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I did my 30 minute walk and 15 mintues of strength training today, before 11AM. Why can't I count doing dumb bell weight lifting as cardio? It does make my heart rate go up.

  
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HOPE2BE 11/15/2008 9:58AM

    How cute. I can remember when I quit smoking 4 1/2 years ago. I had asked my deacon to pray for me since I hd lost my will power to quit. He went and got 2 more deacons and they prayed for me and annoited me with oil and I gave up all will power to smoke again. The next night I smoked 1 cigarette, a half, and I said this isn't really quitting unless you give it up completely. So that night I decided if I could make it 1 day I could make it another, so I took it 1 day at a time and here I am today. As for the dumbbells, it may make your heartrae go up but its muscle in your arms. If thats what you'rre doing. You arn't really losing fat like cardio. Maybe that can help you. YOu're on the right track keep it up. YOu will also find that the cardio will help your asthma if you have it. It will help you breathe easier. Hope Happy Birthday to your son.

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Happy Birthday James!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Today is my baby's birthday. He is a whole 27 YEARS old, LOL. He's still my baby. I sent him a blood pressure monitor for his birthday so he can keep an eye on it.

I only walked Sat, Sun & Tuesday this week so far. DH has been on a business trip and when he goes away, I do my deep down whole house cleaning. Moving furniture, vacuuming, scrubbing bathrooms etc. I even managed to get in some stitching!
I have managed to loose 1 lb which I'll take.
My internet wasn't working right on Wednesday. I was able to log in but it wouldn't go anywhere.
Onward and downward, weight wise that is!

  
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HOPE2BE 11/13/2008 6:37AM

    If I lost a pound I would take it too. I was up 5 lbs. and managed to lose it all in 2 days. I think it was water weight gain. Also you may be gaining muscle so don't forget to check measurements. Hope

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JIBBIE49 11/13/2008 2:15AM

    I hope your BABY JAMES has a great birthday. The Scorpio man is often quiet and has a hard time expressing his feelings in words, but he can "blow up" and REALLY be sarcastic, so he needs to learn to "let off steam" a little at a time.

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