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Birthday Coming Up!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I will be 51 on October 12th, and my goal is to lose 15 lbs by then. It may seem unreasonable to some (or most), but that is what I would like. I would be happy with 10 lbs lost, but my ultimate goal is 15 lbs.

Although the ticker on the bottom of my screen does not show it, I had crept all the way up to 200 lbs this summer. I was not happy and did not feel well. Then I decided to do something about it. I am now back to walking most mornings and swinging my kettlebell again. I forgot how good it made me feel!! I am now back down to 194, but still have a ways to go.

I can do it.

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WALLAHALLA 9/14/2014 5:42PM

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Although I'm not sure why any of us would like to look like a well built martian, I still like that emoticon emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 9/14/2014 11:02AM

    You are right, you can do it

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Summer Vacay!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Yesterday was the kids' first full day of summer vacation, so I took them and a couple of friends to the beach for the day! They had a great time, and laughed and had fun and played hard!

Today, we head back to the cottage for a week of rest and relaxation with my side of the family. I can't wait to get there!

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WALLAHALLA 7/1/2014 10:21PM

    Summer days are the best!

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WALLAHALLA 7/1/2014 10:21PM

    Summer days are the best!

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BABYSOX 6/28/2014 7:21AM

    Have a great vacation and a great start to the summer.

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Weight is Going Up!?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I am seriously frustrated! I have my Spark Activity Tracker and have been mostly hell-bent on getting my 10,00+ steps. I have started, albeit slowly, the jogging/walking program, and I try to watch what I eat!

I know this last one is the problem, because no one at MY house wants to eat healthier food. I have one child that normally eats pretty well, but the other is VERY picky, and my husband "doesn't do vegetables". I refuse to make 3 or 4 separate meals every time it is meal time! There have been a couple of times when I have become quite cranky and told them all to get their own meal, but I hate coming off like I don't care about my 9 and 10 year-olds, nor their father!

How does everyone else do it? I can't make everyone happy, and I REALLY want to lose weight!
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WALLAHALLA 5/27/2014 10:57PM

    I run a lot of stuff through the blender to add to various dishes to make them healthier. If they don't see the chunks, they don't know it's there. I like to make smoothies for myself by putting whole fruits through the blender and adding some veggies. That way I get all the fiber. They are very filling as well as being healthy. They keep me from overeating when I make some of the stuff that my hubby and son like to eat that are not the best choices for me. I keep trying new recipes, and have them rank them as to how often they would be willing to eat them without complaining. It helps, cause if they really don't like it, they feel like they have a say in whether or not I make it again, and since it is "new", they don't feel like I purposely made something they don't like.

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WINACHST 5/27/2014 11:17AM

    I cook and then blend up veggies and make a sauce out of them

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JAMIRBLAZE 5/27/2014 11:15AM

    Not everyone is going to be happy. I make a fairly healthy main dish, a starch and veggies. I eat normal portion of main dish, a little of the starch and plenty of veggies. The guy loads up on main dish and starch and eats some of the veggies. If he wants something else - there's the jar of PB, microwave yourself a potato, etc. Main dishes include baked ham, turkey, sausages (turkey or chicken), stews, etc. Some casseroles that I make are pretty veggie heavy - he can pick around them or not.

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GRANDMABABA 5/27/2014 10:54AM

    I do eat what I feed hubby, just smaller portions if it is something not so healthy. Then I fill up on fruits and veggies. I also drink lots of water, including before I eat. Great success to you!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 5/27/2014 10:47AM

    You can't please everybody so you'd better please yourself - Rick Nelson

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My Kids are BORED!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Every day I listen to my kids complain about being bored. They have bikes, scooters, SHOES, LEGS, IMAGINATIONS, but they are bored!

I have offered them jobs to do, but they don't want to do those. One is on the X-Box (again). The blackflies would carry you away if you stayed still too long! I can sort of understand why they don't want to be outside, but I am heading out for a bike ride, so they may want to join me. Who knows!?

Talk to you all soon!

  
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WALLAHALLA 5/25/2014 10:21PM

    I'd join you! I love to ride bikes. emoticon

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Learning to Run

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I joined the Walk/Jog a 5K plan. I know, I am more of an avid walker, but everything and a lot of people swear by running, so I thought I would give it a shot. I am still on my first week of this new plan, so not a lot different from my walking plan.

I get shin splints though! And only in my left leg! The right leg feels strong. Don't get it -- am I favouring my right leg and pounding more on my left? Both go with me, so you would think both would be equally strong!

Weird.
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WALLAHALLA 5/24/2014 6:26PM

    emoticon Good for you for trying something new!

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HADESKITTEN 5/24/2014 8:30AM

   
When I first started running, I got them too. Boy howdy! But stretching before your work out and afterwords can help A LOT. At least, it did for me! I would put my toes against the edge of my wall and push down (I think there are videos if I am not explaining it well). You can also use a foam roller if you have it and work them on your shins.

Hope some more experienced runners can hop in here and give you some good advice.

Keep up the good work!

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