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Kickin' it up

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I've done well for 3 days now with the kickin' it up. I have worked my muscles to the fatigue point and I can feel it. So now the next step will be sit down this weekend and make up a chart/plan to make the exercise transition easier and smoother.

Today's Sparkpeople Daily Deks calendar note is;
Feb. 23:
Take the stairs. Skip the elevators, escalators and other "people movers' and move your own body. You'll burn calories and avoid lines in airports, malls and offices.

I made a great mixed bean salad for supper. I added the recipe to my to my Spark recipes. I just put stuff in a bowl and mixed it up.

Have a GREAT day.

  
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EGRAMMY 2/23/2010 5:34PM

    Today you'll have to do it for me. Walked the dogs early. Then walked walmart for an hour
. Somehow that kicked in the neuropathy even with the meds.

Tomorrow is another day. emoticon

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Shelf Life Advice

Monday, February 22, 2010

I got this from my Hungry Girl newsletter today.
How long can a cherry pie be left unrefrigerated?
How long will my gift box of chocolates last?
If a potato develops sprouts, will it still be good to eat?
And other questions answered here:

www.shelflifeadvice.com/

  
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RWETHAIRYET 2/22/2010 3:54PM

    Heeheehee...how long will that box of chocolates last????
Generally in my house, that's not much of an issue..the answer is usually longer than necessary! emoticon

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RTLISA 2/22/2010 9:25AM

    I received that same e-mail. Haven't read it all, yet. Have a great day!
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Just drooling

Monday, February 22, 2010

I was browsing preview pictures of the new cross stitch releases from the Nashville Market show and found several to put on my wish list:

Age Gracefully by Lizzie Kate

Witches Martini by Prarie Moon
Shiver Me Timbers by Sue Hillis

So I'm thinking to save the pictures and make that my goal wish. If I lose another 5 lbs, I will allow myself to buy them. Bye bye, off to get near my goal

  
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LITTLEWIND53 2/23/2010 11:31PM

    Great rewards for your goals. emoticon

And ooooooh, I love the pirate snowman! I wish I could still see well enough to cross stitch again. I'd be ordering that one if I could!


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HJFOGARTY 2/23/2010 8:49AM

    those are beautiful! go for it and reach that goal! you can do it!!! have a super day!

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ZBMORGAN 2/22/2010 8:00AM

    I'm a big believer in 'stash rewards'! They have zero calories!

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Trying to "kick it up a notch"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

After using 2KG & 3KG dumbbells for over a year now for my strength training and not seeing any progress, I asked my husband last night what was I doing wrong. I am not pushing it enough and lifting to the point of muscle failure or fatigue. So I am going to push it up and try harder. I did that today and now I know the difference of "just doing 1 set of 10-12 reps" and muscle fatigue. I pushed it up to 15 reps for 2 sets and really noticed the difference. So now after my arms rest on Monday, I'll give it another go on Tuesday. He has been doing this for several years, he's by no means a pro or a hulk but he does it to stay healthy.

After last weeks scale peak at 150 again, the numbers have gone back down to 148 today. Not really noticeable to me by any means and I'm still really discouraged and feel like a blimp. Yesterday was the first day in over a week that I managed to get down 8 cups of water again and I am so puffed up from that. (No, it's not PMS or anything like that, I don't get that anymore) If I get 8 or more hours of sleep, I'm exhausted and worthless the whole day. 6-7 is ok but I'm still tired. It doesn't matter what time I got to bed or get up, I'm just blah.

  
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EGRAMMY 2/21/2010 11:22PM

    You can reread and rearead the Spark to get resparked. It is well worn in my house. It is one day at a time and do the next right thing.

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SOFEDUPP 2/21/2010 12:12PM

    I am feeling the same way. I feel I need to kick things up a notch also. I am going to try it starting this week and see what happens. The weight has gone down a little more, but the inches are not going anywhere. It is frustrating, I agree.

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I did NOT invent nor make up this note, this is on today's Spark People Daily Desk Calendar note for Feb. 20/21:
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week begins Sunday. If you feel preoccupied with food, calories and weight, then talk to your doctor to find out whether your thoughts and actions are problematic.

Well I AM preoccupied with calories and weight but I do not have an eating disorder and NO I am not making fun or belittling those that do. Are my actions problematic, probably since I weigh myself almost daily but nothing I do is working anymore. It is getting so frustrating to know that no matter what I do or how I do it, the fat is still sitting there and the scale has gone no where but up.

  
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SUZYMOBILE 2/20/2010 9:48AM

    Geez, Robin, a LOT of doctors are going to get a LOT of calls if everyone who reads that takes it seriously! If some of us weren't obsessed with food, calories, and weight, we'd need National Obesity Awareness Week. But, wait, isn't that next month? (Just kidding.)

Sounds like you need a change in your routine--a little exercise change or increase; a really close look, with weighing and measuring, at what you eat; etc. I know you can do this! Maybe you're so close to your goal that things are getting tough because of that?

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EGRAMMY 2/20/2010 9:48AM

    I was feeling the same way so I went to Dr. Myself. I have diagnose that changing prescriptions is the key. Prescribe stricter portion control wtih measurement. Better planning and action with exercise. And elimination of the healthy snacks that I nibble on and rationalize as healthy.

I really am a conpulsive overeater so I need to remember one day at a time and "do the next right thing"


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