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I got a thumbs up today!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It was a BEAUTIFUL morning when I got up, barely 64F!! I was dammed determined to walk and I did. I waited until it was 74 and went out. I got a little ways up the road when the compound security guy went on his rounds. As he drove by he smiled at me and gave me the pumping thumbs up. That gave me a big smile and motivation. For those of you who KNOW where I am, this is something big for him to do. I got in a 4 lap walk with a couple of short jogs in. 52 minutes for 2.71 miles. I ALMOST wanted to go for that 3 mile walk but I didn't have enough water left to do it.
THEN I did another 20 minute WATP video and 30-45 minutes of strength training.
WOO HOO, go me. I wish it would have some kind of small impact but I know it's just another workout.

I do feel better with more energy today. Now it's time for me to go fix dinner.

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GRAMMYEAC 3/28/2010 9:17PM

    Way to go, Robin!

WOO HOO for you! We barely got to 38 degrees here today, with a little breeze. Definitely not a day for outdoor walking here!

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CLAIRESML 3/28/2010 2:52PM

    You are lucky to have nice weather to do this outside. emoticon I love Spring! and emoticon
Saw you lead the Yankees team. I just joined that today. Cool!
Go Yankees!

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SUZYMOBILE 3/28/2010 11:16AM

    emoticon, go you! That's sobering to think that you have to cut your walk short if you don't have enough water on you! Different perils where you are, for sure!

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HJFOGARTY 3/28/2010 11:10AM

    That is the way to make it happen! what a great workout and a WOO HOO too! just awesome - your determination will produce results - so stay strong girl! another day down! YEAH!

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SOFEDUPP 3/28/2010 9:59AM

    Woo hoo, way to go!!!

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REILLYGIRRRL 3/28/2010 9:54AM

  Great job!

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Lights OUT tonight!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Today they are observing "Earth Hour" from 8:30-9:30PM. It's not manditory but DH and I will turn our lights, computers and tv off. You can read more about it here and I hope YOU participate too!

I did my WATP exercise today and strength training.
Got my menu planned for the week, the diabetes menu.

Max cat did come back in last night.

So much for my world today.

Oh yeah, 60 DAYS UNTIL I'M IN THE USA!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SKILILY34 3/27/2010 12:09PM

    I think I'll try it. Computers and t.v. will be the tough ones to turn off but we might find something else to do in the dark...

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KCOCEAN 3/27/2010 9:53AM

    I would observe the lights out but I have to be at work at 11 pm and so I will have to have 1 light on in the bathroom and use my blow dryer. I recycle and use minimum lights anyway.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday here is like Sunday in the real world.
Today's SparkPeople Daily Desk Calendar note:
March 26
Avoid saboteurs. People will try to persuade you to go against your plan, whether they feel guilty themselves or jealous of you. Ignore them. Share your goals with positive people and change the subject around negative ones.

Max showed up today, he looked ok. Took him in the hosue and gave him something to eat but he wanted to go back outside. Haven't seen him in a few hours now so he must have gone back to the neighbors house again.

Did the usual laundry today, roasted some raw peanuts and made some home made peanut butter. Not a whole lot else happening.

10 days until Baseball starts
61 days until I get HOME IN THE USA

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MONTY68 3/27/2010 2:23PM

    Good suggestion on those that try to sabotage us. As we grow stronger, some of those people will disappear from our lives.
Do you have a good recipe for Peanut butter, I tried to make some a couple months ago and it didn't turn out well.
Enjoy your weekend


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BADGER92 3/27/2010 9:41AM

    I've got my "going to the US" countdown on too. We are leaving for a vacation in Florida in three days and I am so excited!

I adore homemade peanut butter. Enjoy!


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HJFOGARTY 3/26/2010 3:18PM

    love seeing that countdown! glad all is well! take care of you!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Today is like Friday in the real world, getting ready for the weekend.
Spot kitty goes back to the vets tomorrow to see if his ear is better. Max cat the one that we nursed from a broken leg back to better has disappeared into thin air. I have a feeling the neighbors have him in their house and won't let him out but here, you can't go knocking on doors and asking.

I must be on an exercise burn out because I just can't get the ambition up to do any. I did do cardio and resistance band workout today but it wasn't with much enthusiasm, same as yesterday. I got it done but that was about it. I am slowly running out of steam but i know I have to stick with it.

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SIANAN74 3/25/2010 7:35AM

    Hang in there! You can do it!


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    At least you can say you got it done!

Sorry about the cat situation.

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Plus size home furnishings

Monday, March 22, 2010

Who would have thought there is a place that has plus size home furnishings? They have larger chairs, computer chairs, an XL umbrella, a 1000-lb scale, XL outside beach chairs, and it's a plus size women's clothing site. I know the idea of SparkPeople is ot lose weight and get healthy but it IS nice to know these things are out there. Here is the link to check out the site:

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HJFOGARTY 3/23/2010 8:52PM

    WOW - I think it is great to be able to offer this type of thing - however, I also feel that it is allowing a larger size to only get larger. Health has to be the strong point - not always on just size - but I know being so very large isn't healthy at all. when my mom was alive, she was a large lady, and when she couldn't fit into a chair all it did was make her feel bad about herself and that didn't help her at all so perhaps having a way to have a larger chair, she would have been a bit happier and more willing to see the positive side and be happier and then have more success in life?? so perhaps is could be good too. very interesting either way. thanks for sharing! and WOO HOO 63 days!!

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SIANAN74 3/23/2010 7:30AM

    I don't know how I feel about that. Our society really does make it easy for people to gain weight between the food, clothes and furnishings.

Part of me losing weight (in the beginning) was that I could never find nice clothes in a size 16. It frustrate me to high hell and that's when I put my foot down. Had that frustration not been there because of the vast supply of nice overweight clothes, I think I would be well over size 16 by this point instead of a healthy size 6.

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KAYWEB555 3/22/2010 9:17PM

    Who knew, yet I just read an article in my local paper about larger than life furniture. It didn't give a web site ! Thanks for sharing

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SHOAPIE 3/22/2010 6:25PM

    I work as a nurse in a hospital and we've had to add many things to accommodate the morbidly and super obese. emoticon

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MOOKBALL 3/22/2010 4:59PM

    I am pleased that some companies are accommodating larger size people and also appalled that as a nation there is a need for this.

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