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The Magic of Music

Saturday, March 09, 2013

It's amazing to me how powerful music can be. It can soothe you when you're feeling low. It can motivate you when you need that little boost. Yesterday my legs were feeling tight and my arthritis in my feet was hurting and I really wondered if I were up to a fast walk. I thought I'd try it anyway and just stop if it got too bad. I turned on my mp3 player and lo and behold the music was little slower than it had been the rest of the week. It was enough that I could finish my walk. Another time I had been overly ambitious and when I got to the end of the long long walk, I really didn't know if I had enough strength to make it to my car. At that moment, Kelly Clarkson's Stronger came on and it gave me enough boost to push me to my car.

I'll just have to remember from now on when I don't feel like moving to turn on the music!

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VALSPARK2013 3/9/2013 2:01PM

    I know what you mean, because when I plug into my iPod and listen to my workout music, it really energizes me, some songs it can too much, then I have to remind myself that my knees will talk back to me if I get too aggressive with my walk. Keep up the good fight!

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Back to Routine

Thursday, February 28, 2013

One more day to enjoy with my daughter and grandson. I will miss them a lot, but I do look forward to getting back into my routine. I'll be able to do my walking and stair climbing. I'll have my food all planned out. And hopefully I'll start losing weight again instead of just maintaining what I've lost.


The Perfect Breakfast

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I think I found the perfect breakfast. It's hot oat bran with a little local honey, fresh ground cinnamon, ground chia seeds, and ground flax, and a poached egg on rye toast. I feel full at breakfast and not hungry the rest of the day. I don't have the urge to snack or if I do snack at all it's a lot less. And it's quick to fix too!

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DIET_FRIEND 2/28/2013 12:50AM

    Sounds intriguing!

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FLAMENM 2/27/2013 11:25PM

    Great job!

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GSPEIRS 2/27/2013 8:08PM

    Emmmmm.....Your breakfast sounds delicious!

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Taking a vacation

Friday, February 22, 2013

Officially I'm on vacation from work this past week and next. The vacation is to help my daughter after the birth of my grandson. What I'm finding is that I'm also taking a vacation from my walking and being more active. It wasn't on purpose. I just find I don't have the time to walk. However, that doesn't mean I've been vacationing from healthier eating habits and I have tried to be as active as I can. Meanwhile, my FitBit is giving me sad little flowers instead of the long leafy one. Oh well, I will get back to it soon.

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DEBBIESTY 2/23/2013 7:29AM

    Have fun on "vacation"!

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MILPAM3 2/22/2013 3:02PM

  Enjoy the new baby, but get back to the exercising. You want to be around a long time to enjoy your grandson. emoticon

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WEARINGTHIN 2/22/2013 1:21PM

    It's very nice when a mother can help her daughter with new baby duties. Glenn

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The changes are amazing

Friday, February 15, 2013

I started on this weight loss journey thinking just to rid myself of excess fat. I didn't realize all the changes that would come with it. I started cooking more from scratch and found it really didn't take that much more time than a prepared dish from the grocery. And it tasted a thousand times better. I also didn't realize that once I started eating healthier it would kill most of the cravings for the unhealthy processed foods. In fact, the processed stuff tastes so unflavored, I would rather not eat it. Forget the Lay's, go for scratch made kale chips!

Today, I got another big surprise. I recently purchased and started using a FitBit One. That one little thing has pushed me to move better than anyone or anything ever has. For the last couple of weeks, I have been surpassing my FitBit goals and I have felt the difference. Today, however, I was not able to do all the walking and movement that I usually do. I MISS IT!! I have never been an athletic person. My hobbies and pastimes are more sedentary (reading, computer games etc.). I can feel the loss of the activeness. That is amazing to me. Thank goodness I can be active again!!

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MAKINGHERPROUD 2/15/2013 10:19PM

    Do you recommend the FitBit One? I'm thinking of getting one but wondering if it really is truly worth it.

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ILOVEROSES 2/15/2013 10:15PM

    emoticon Cooking from scratch IS fun and the food tastes so much better! emoticon

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 2/15/2013 10:07PM

    That is so nice isn't it?! Good for you that you are enjoying exercising. And preparing your own meals.
Three cheers.

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