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When You Have a Sedentary Spouse!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I'd like to have my husband urging me to go out for a walk with him -- or go to the gym with him. Not gonna happen!

Oh, occasionally he does go for one of my short walks with me, but he does have legitimate reasons to cut them short or not go each time. His feet hurt. His back hurts. And do you know how hard it is to lose weight if you can't exercise along with watching what you eat. And he does watch what he eats -- he looks at each and every mouthful before he pops it into his mouth.

So what do you do with a guy like that? I've tried. I've told all the benefits you get by living a healthy lifestyle. And when we returned from our trip to Peru, which was basically 30 days of hiking -- he had lost 12 pounds and felt great. It didn't last though, the computer is too big of a lure, and the American food -- well, let's just say he is a big fan of fast food establishments!

  
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NORAHNICK 8/15/2011 1:19PM

    What does he say when you ask him why he doesn't want to be fit and healthy?

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VITCHY-VICKI 8/14/2011 8:04AM

    Eve sorry to hear that my hubby will go walking with me when I ask him and sometimes he asked me to go on a walk and now with Gerti we do a lot more walking together - so not sure what to tell you but maybe say if you walk with me we can get to know each other a little better for you are newly married - do what you can Good Luck kido
Vicki

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CATLADY52 8/13/2011 6:00PM

    It can be very hard for you. Grin and bear it may be the only answer. emoticon emoticon

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KKLENNERT809 8/13/2011 12:51PM

    I don't have an answer for you, my husband is anything but sedentary. He can't sit still and sometimes that isn't good either. He doesn't exercise per say, but he will go on walks with me if I ask him. We do like to hike with the dogs. He just always stays busy. So I guess I'm lucky.

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HOAGIE22 8/13/2011 12:46PM

  GIT ER DONE!!!

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Too Hot for my Dog!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Today DH and I were sitting on the back porch in the shade. We saw our dog looking through the patio doors at us, so I called her to come and join us. She looked for a minute, then ran through the house to the door containing her doggy door, ran down the steps -- over to our bigger porch, and went to each of us getting a few pats and scratches.

Then she sat down for a minute, looked around and retraced her steps back into the house. We saw her climb under the table and curl up in air conditioned comfort! Why be hot when you can be cool?

  
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SUGARSMOM2 8/11/2011 7:44PM

  smart baby

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SHARJOPAUL 8/11/2011 8:50AM

    LOL /sounds like the dog has good sense.

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NORAHNICK 8/10/2011 6:57PM

    Smart doggie! Are his ears really pink inside or is that just the picture? Too cute!

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LIS193 8/10/2011 5:47PM

    My gran used to say - if you want to be comfortable follow the cat :)
I guess animals know best!

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SASSYBLONDE69 8/10/2011 1:48PM

    And then there's Artos, likes to lie in the middle of the lawn (where there's no shade at all), on his back, sunning his tummy. I think he's been spending too much of his time with the cats!

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OLDERDANDRT 8/10/2011 1:18PM

    Dogs are sometimes very, very wise!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARPET44 8/10/2011 11:22AM

    My dogs will go out to do their business and then right back in to sit on the cool tile floor in front of the fan! emoticon

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PSMITH3841 8/10/2011 10:42AM

    Zoey's not a big fan of the heat either, and prefers to stay in the air conditioning, but even spell the word W-A-L-K and she's running for her leash! emoticon emoticon

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IMEOWASWELL 8/10/2011 10:23AM

  Spoilt Pooch LOL

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VITCHY-VICKI 8/10/2011 6:30AM

    That is so funny smart Dog
Gerti likes to sit in the sun don't know why but that is a dogs life
Vicki

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USFBULL 8/9/2011 10:20PM

    smart dog emoticon emoticon

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STILLFLYIN 8/9/2011 9:45PM

    You have a very smart dog!
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Tribute to a Dog

Sunday, August 07, 2011

emoticon emoticon emoticon I was reading over some past posts in my team "I Love Dogs" and came across this poem. Of course I'm a dog lover, and I think of all the good it does me to have a great dog like Amber. So in honor of all our wonderful dogs today -- here's something for them!

TRIBUTE TO A DOG
Senator George Vest, 1870

The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.

A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side.

He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.

When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the Heavens. ~

  
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KAYWEB555 8/9/2011 9:21PM

    Thanks for sharing. Don't we all love our Dogs! Peace and happiness to all our furbabies, and extra walk, ear rub, and treat tomorrow !

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BLUESKY104 8/9/2011 8:01PM

    What a wonderful tribute. Though I know this is true only in the English language I still think it is no coincidence that Dog is God spelled backward emoticon

I love all my dogs and all the dogs I care for here and there for others emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIS193 8/9/2011 11:40AM

    Beautiful poem!
I miss my dog, she died 3 years and 3 days ago :(

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VITCHY-VICKI 8/9/2011 6:05AM

    The poem was great and now that we have our Grand dog Gerti she has been sticking by me like glue
emoticonso here is to all the pet owners out there
Take care of our pets love them no matter what they do
Vicki

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OLDERDANDRT 8/7/2011 2:16PM

    It does my heart good that so many good people love and respect their canine companions ( as well as feline and all the others we choose to share our lives with)! I love my little Bruno and he is a wonderful member of the family that is irreplaceable! emoticonWOOF!!!

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JBIEHL57 8/7/2011 12:51PM

    Thank you from a fellow dog lover! I have a 10 year old cocker/poodle mix named Frodo that sticks by me through all my weight loss frustrations :-)

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Am I Where I Am Supposed To Be?

Friday, August 05, 2011

I look at the number on the scale and see that I've been exactly the same weight ever since the 1st of the month, and now it's the 5th. So..... I'm good at maintaining, big deal on that one! What I want is to see the scale going down, to become slim and trim and take off at least one more clothes size!

OR. . . . . is this the weight my body thinks is right for me? Have I carried these few extra pounds around so long that now my body thinks just because I've lost about 20 pounds that I'm good to go? Right! I'm not obese. I'm quite healthy! I have a fair amount of energy! But I'd still like to get a few more pounds off.

Obviously I don't want it bad enough to up my efforts. I'm not so dense that I can't realize there are things I could do. I complain that it's too hot out and the sun is too bright. We have a DVD -- I could bring an exercise tape up here and use it in the middle of the afternoon, it's only 75F in the house! I could get up at 5:30 in the morning when it's only 70F and get in an extra 1 to 1-1/2 miles. But do I do any of those things -- NO! At least not on a regular basis.

If I'm going to talk the talk, I'd better walk the walk! And that goes for the rest of you slackers out there too. I "know" why I'm not down to a size 8 yet. Do you? Or better yet -- will you admit it to yourself?

Hey! I'm not getting down on you, but you know how it is -- misery loves company

  
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PSMITH3841 8/10/2011 1:51PM

    You want company? (as I sheepishly raise my hand) You got it! I was just a few pounds away from where I wanted to be, but was super at maintaining...stopped paying attention and...BAM!!! Put some of the weight back on! I somehow managed to pull myself out from under that wagon I fell off and started fresh....It hasn't been as easy as it was before, but, slowly, I'm making progress...thank goodness for Sparkpeople! emoticon emoticon

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SUGARSMOM2 8/8/2011 7:11PM

  I have found that we are where we are supposed to be . you are doing a great job . just keep on trying . never give up .

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LIS193 8/7/2011 12:08PM

    Sometimes your body hangs on to weight that's been there for a while - those pounds are the hardest to shed. Stick with the program and eventually your body will let go :)
In the meantime get out your measuring tap - you may go down in places even if the scales don't show it.

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SPEEDYDOG 8/6/2011 7:51AM

    If I were on the Biggest Loser I would have been voted off the island years ago! Everybody hit the plateau from time-to-time. It is frustrating. I will let you know when I push through mine. I tell myself my clothes are fitting loser but, darn it, I want that scale to move downward.

Keep at it and everything will be fine.

Bruce

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VITCHY-VICKI 8/6/2011 6:17AM

    Well I have been this weight now for 2 years so I keep thinking the same thing so we both need to kick our butts and start doing what we preach to others -
emoticonone day at a time
so here is your emoticon in the emoticon
Vicki

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Party Time! And You're Invited!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

That's right, we're having a PARTY! I won 500 Spark Goodie Points and that's what I bought with it -- you should be able to get a lot of food and fun with that much!

So if you need a little motivation -- YOU'RE INVITED!

If you're feeling a little lonely or blue -- YOU'RE INVITED!

If you feel like celebrating cause you've lost weight -- YOU'RE INVITED!

If you haven't lost weight and you're depressed -- YOU'RE INVITED!

If you'd just like to get to know me a little better -- YOU'RE INVITED!


See YOU at the PARTY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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KAYWEB555 8/10/2011 9:32PM

    How nice of you to have a party for the gang! You did include everything in your invite and i just love that idea! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PSMITH3841 8/5/2011 9:20AM

    I just LUV parties!!!! I wouldn't miss yours for the world! Thanks for the invite! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VITCHY-VICKI 8/5/2011 8:07AM

    I love Partys thanks for inviting me
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Vicki

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CATLADY52 8/4/2011 4:13PM

    Thanks for the invite!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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