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My new Fitbit

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Well, I broke down and got a Fitbit after thinking about it for a long time. I have tried this week to use my cellphone to track my steps and it has gone well...for the most part. Now ask how many times I've misplaced my phone. I tried wearing it around my neck, carrying it, etc. but it was really a hassle. DH saw how committed I was at counting my steps, and I guess he felt sorry for me so I got an "early" Christmas gift. Counting steps has encouraged me to walk "up the hill" almost daily in our neighborhood. It adds up quickly.

I have been pretty good about going to the gym to use the treadmill and the machines but it's boring. Often the gym is crowded with people who want the news blaring or they have classical music playing. I like classical music but it's NOT good to work out to IMHO unless I'm doing yoga. Now that the weather is a little cooler in FL, I want to walk outside. Yea, I have a Fitbit now!!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 11/5/2014 11:35AM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/4/2014 6:56PM

    Congratulations! I, too, have been looking at a Fitbit for ages. I hope you really enjoy yours.

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SUNSHINEGB 11/4/2014 12:51PM

    Way to go on getting the Fitbit! It does sound like a great motivator!
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JAE88Z 11/4/2014 11:27AM

    It is a great motivator. I am waiting for the Fitbit Charge HR so I can get mine.

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FISHGUT3 11/4/2014 11:11AM

    I like mine also.

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BRAINBENTT 11/4/2014 11:08AM

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Countdown

Friday, January 28, 2011

Well, I have been counting down the hours today until I go to the airport. DH arrives this evening after a long 4 months of being on a ship near Japan.

Tried to clean a little to pass the time, but ended up making a mess when a "just watered" plant's tray broke spilling dirty plant water all over the table and the rug. I know he won't even noticed any dirt or clutter so why am I doing this?? Oh, yeah, it's to pass the time.

After I pick him up, we're going to Carrabas for dinner so I'll be bringing 1/2 of mine home altho I've factored in those calories in my daily allowance. I never have room for dessert so that won't be a problem.

I know, I'll leave early, take a book, and wait at the airport which will most likely guarantee his plane will be late. Pessimistic? Not me.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/21/2014 7:36PM

    That will be great to have hubby at home! I don't think he will notice the dirt either....he'll be too busy looking at you!
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 9/6/2011 11:45AM

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MARTHASPARKS 5/18/2011 7:39PM

    I'm so glad he's home! I always take a book everywhere, so no matter what happens, I have something that interests me! Anyway, celebrate!!

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ELISADENK 4/16/2011 4:07PM

    Wow! I don't know how you can do it. It must be a VERY strong person!!

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BEACHGIRL76 2/16/2011 4:06PM

    I know I'm late but I hope you and hubby are having a great time together. Carrabas's is my fav!! :)

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READINGDOC 2/9/2011 11:37PM

    I don't know how I missed this blog until now, but I did. I hope that you had a great reunion with your DH. YOU DESERVE IT!!!
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JULIEANNCAN 1/29/2011 5:57PM

    I hope you had a fabulous time! emoticon

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VERITY50 1/29/2011 4:29PM

    I hope you have a great reunion with DH! emoticon

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LECATES 1/29/2011 6:02AM

    Guess we won't see much of you for a while---LOL---Hope your wait was not too unbearable.

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TRACIE52 1/28/2011 10:30PM

    Yay for you. That must be hard to be apart for so long. Glad he is coming home safe and sound.

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LUV4LIFER 1/28/2011 9:56PM

    How great for you! emoticon

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EILEEN828 1/28/2011 9:38PM

    Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy! emoticon

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 1/28/2011 9:21PM

    Have a great reunion with your DH ! Four months is so long to be away from a loved one!
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PATTYSH 1/28/2011 8:49PM

    I can only imagine how excited you are to finally see him and get him back home again!
Enjoy!

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CATHYEJ1 1/28/2011 6:45PM

    emoticon enjoy your time together again.

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IMAGINE_IT 1/28/2011 5:46PM

    Oh i thought you were traveling somewhere..disregard that i wished you a safe flight emoticon
I am happy for you that you get to see your husband again!! emoticon emoticon
Enjoy every minute with him..by the way..i always enjoy getting to the airport early..i feel 'exotic' sitting there and acting like i am a world traveler...when in Reality i may only fly anywhere every 10yrs...lol.... emoticon emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/28/2011 5:24PM

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CO-CREATOR 1/28/2011 4:35PM

    How exciting to see your hubby again!

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Downward Facing Dog with the dogs

Monday, January 24, 2011

OK, so instead of putting up the gate like usual while exercising, I thought I'd try to "sneak" and do them while Dona & Baby napped. I'll never learn but it still was worth it because I was burning calories from laughing so hard. While doing the Plank, my ears were cleaned-and very well, I might add. The Dolphin pose allowed Baby to get under me while she lay on her back trying to pump her legs up & down. I could swear she had a huge grin on her face. Maybe later I'll actually be able to get a workout in but right now I think I'll play.

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SCOTMAMA 12/5/2014 11:40PM

    I have a dog and two cats and if I'm on the floor, naturally it must be play time, or I want to pet them, or............... give them treats. But you're right -- laughing uses up calories too. Couldn't live without them!



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MARTHASPARKS 1/28/2012 11:03PM

    My furbaby gets very confused when I am on the floor. Doesn't that mean it's time to play with Buddy,,,but this is weird play. Humans!

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GRAMMACATHY 5/1/2011 3:59PM

    Thanks for sharing. I can't do floor exercises either. Trying sitting up with a dog on you chest.
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TRACIE52 1/28/2011 10:29PM

    I no longer do yoga around the puppy. I learned the hard way that the corpse pose at the end of the work out and a concerned 85 pound boxer means bad things for my ribs and stomach.

On the other hand, he is a constant reminder that I am loved. Absolutely without judgment no matter what I look like or what mood I am in. I am perfect in his eyes especially when I come bearing snacks.

I am so glad that you can find the play time with yours.

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CHERYLKAY1956 1/28/2011 8:39AM

  I love it. I have a cat (dog lover too, but I can only have one or the other)he's crazy but we love him. I can't workout out if he is around because he thinks I'm playing and attacks my hands and feet. The other day I was on the machine and he was riding it while I did all the work. The world would be a boring place without the critters. I love them all. Happy Friday. No outfit is complete without cat hair.

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KAREN_NY 1/26/2011 9:42PM

    Too funny - love it. Hudson licks my face whenever I lie on the floor, however she can get to it, lol! Gotta love these furkids - they're a delight 99.99999% of the time. ;)
Rock the day,
K:)

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CHERISHELEPHANT 1/26/2011 4:51PM

    Haha! thats amazing. my dogs do the same thing emoticon

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EILEEN828 1/26/2011 1:11AM

    What Fun! You've got some good buddies there.

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PATTYSH 1/25/2011 4:38PM

    I can just picture this! Crack up!

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ONESPOTLEFT 1/24/2011 8:02PM

    my dogs also get into my yoga routines so I try to do a workout with them at least once a week I don't burn as many calories with them but it is enjoyable for them; they love it.

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JULIEANNCAN 1/24/2011 5:55PM

    emoticon My kitties like to watch my feet go around when I ride the bike.

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 1/24/2011 4:56PM

    You're a lucky lady to have 4 legged workout partners ! Enjoy your next workout with them!

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TWOTIMESS 1/24/2011 3:04PM

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My labrador was also so silly! Any activity at floor level was like an invitation to wrestle with me. I miss her!

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SG11505 1/24/2011 3:03PM

    Dogs are the best! It's awesome that they know just how to make us laugh and put a smile on our faces.
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LORIENABANANA 1/24/2011 2:57PM

    That's great! My dog, Phillip, just sits in his chair and looks at me while I do exercise videos. He likes to lick the sweat off my legs afterward, though. I'm sure you burned many calories with your belly laughs. Thanks for posting and giving me one!

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Why does good news always seem to be followed by bad?

Friday, January 14, 2011

I'm not much of a blogger which should be evident by now because I've never really felt like I had that much to say that anyone would want to read. Don't get me wrong, I love to read others' blogs but mine, well, not so much. Anyway, I felt the need to write because I feel guilty that I was so happy & relieved yesterday about my "all-clear" mammogram. Yes, it sounds silly even to me, but my sister is still battling an aggressive, rare GYN cancer and has had to be hospitalized across the country. No other details because I AM HERE not there giving her support. And so, I just ate two servings of gingersnaps which helped neither of us.

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JULIEANNCAN 1/17/2011 12:21AM

    You already know that I think you should celebrate your good news! I agree with everyone else that the gingersnaps weren't that big of a deal. I am very sorry to hear about your sister. I can relate to you feeling guilty. When I finished chemo, a good friend of mine was still doing hers and she's been through so much more than I have. I did feel guilty too. I even told her so. You know what? She told me not to feel guilty and to celebrate because we each have our own journey. Try not to be hard on yourself. I am sure that your sister would've wanted you to be happy and celebrate too! Just because you're far away doesn't mean you can't offer any support. Look at all the support we get from Spark! emoticon

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IMAGINE_IT 1/16/2011 6:29PM

    emoticon on your clear mammo emoticon be happy and do celebrate.
emoticon for you and your Sister... i can imagine how you feel..it is bittersweet..but look at the bright side..you are now free of worries for yourself...to be able to support and to be there for her 100%.Best Wishes for you and your sister.

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/15/2011 12:30PM

    I am so glad you are healthy and your mammogram was "all clear."

My prayers go out to your sister and your family.

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Gosh - I do love a good old ginger snap with my coffee. You have good taste in cookies, gorgeous.

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BJENKINS1014 1/15/2011 11:51AM

    I have to agree with 1BEARWIFE. Rejoice in your good news, and those ginger snaps (in moderation) are not bad for you.

Prayers for your sister. I think she feels your support even though you are not physically with her.

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NOPLACESPECIAL 1/15/2011 1:22AM

    as someone who has been through cancer (a very easily-treatable form, thankfully), NEVER take your health for granted. i roll my eyes every time i have a check-up and my mom lets out a gigantic sigh, even though its been over 3 years, but its always a relief for me too. and i understand feeling guilty - its strange trying to figure out how to go about your life, especially the good moments, when someone you know is suffering, but im sure your sister would be thrilled that youre in the clear. ill keep her in my prayers.

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BEACHGIRL76 1/14/2011 11:48PM

    Sorry to hear about your sister...just try to remember next time when you feel bad, remember this moment (when after eating something like that) how you felt afterwards. You're right it doesn't help but it's just a lesson learned. No one is perfect and we all give in. Plus who says you'll never eat a cookie again. lol I hope things look up for your sister soon. Stay strong! And congrats on the results of your test! That's something to blog about!! :) Now forgive yourself and move on...you can do it!

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JOCALAT 1/14/2011 9:28PM

    congrats on your good news..I will pray for your sister!!

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LECATES 1/14/2011 7:33PM

    You should not feel bad because yours was clear----I am sure she would be glad to hear that.

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 1/14/2011 4:47PM

    I'm so glad your mammogram report was good. I got my report on Wednesday and mine was good also.

I'm sorry your sister is not having such good news and I know how tough and frustrating it must be to so far away. I guess you can just talk to her on the phone and write to her to let her know you're thinking about her. I'm sending up a prayer for the both of you right now.

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LAVENDERGIRLL 1/14/2011 3:54PM

    I totally agree! Congrats on your mammogram! My appointment is coming up soon and I am terrified! As for your sister, you know that she would be thrilled to hear the news about you; and you can continue to support her in her battle and continue to give her strength! As for the gingersnaps? I think you can have five at a time and it isnt a big deal! But go for a walk anyway; you will feel better!

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1BEARWIFE 1/14/2011 2:25PM

    I don't think it is silly at all about your "all clear" mamogram!! I think it is MARVELOUS!!!

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Thank goodness 2010 is leaving..Goodby already!

Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 was NOT a good year. Fractured my arm in May one day before my husband came home from a 5 month deployment so our summer was spent going to PT. Then he had to have surgery before he could go back to sea. Holidays & our birthdays were spent apart. My youngest sister went into hospice and is now in clinical trials. Wow. Next year will be better, won't it??

On the "up side", I believe my arm is actually stronger now and I'm back to full weight-bearing on it during yoga & strength exercises. Even with a plate in my arm, I didn't set off any alarms at the airports when I went to visit my DS in FL. My sister actually had a very nice Christmas with her DD in UT even tho she was supposed to be failing rapidly. She seems to be beating some predictions. I have a comfortable roof over my head, food in my frig., and the best friends in the world so with that, I will look ahead to 2011 with hope.

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 1/7/2011 6:53PM

    2011 can only be better! Rock this.

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1BEARWIFE 1/5/2011 4:38PM

    With a year like that, 2011 is CERTAIN to get better! thanks so much for sending me some sunshine. It is a kind of gray day here, and I have flu. The sunshine is much needed and appreciated!!

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SEDONACAT 1/1/2011 3:45PM

    Looking back, it seems like 2010 was bad for so many people. I've had two friends who each lost one of their parents. I pray that all of you ( me, too) also have a much better year ahead of us! At least we are all committed to being healthier and taking care of ourselves so we can deal with whatever is thrown our way.

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READINGDOC 1/1/2011 1:22PM

    I really like your positive attitude. I wish you could bottle it and send some my way. I too pray that 2011 will be a better year for you and for so many of my friends. Take care of yourself. I pray that your sister continues to improve in the clinical trials.

Lynda
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BEACHGIRL76 1/1/2011 1:11PM

    Glad you are looking at the positive too. I hope your sister gets better and your husband stays safe! When we feel that things are so bad, it always helps to realize what we DO have. I'm with ya on a new year!! Bring it on:) Glad your arm is healed too!

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DGOJOAN 12/31/2010 10:51PM

    I look forward to 2011 with hope too. We lost my FIL to pancreatic cancer earlier this month and DH was hospitalized twice this year as well as both of us having other medical issues. 2010 will be a good year to have in the rear view mirror.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/31/2010 9:13PM

    Keep up the great perspective, I can't hear that enough! Thanks for sharing.
Hope you have a prosperous new year.

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