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Walking with dogs

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I love my dogs - all four of them. I love walking with them too but honestly just remember the good parts of the walk instead of the silly things they do. I keep thinking - oh that's going to be so relaxing. We will have this leisurely stroll by the lake. Its kinda like how the pain of childbirth fades from the memory and then when you are in labor with the next one you are like "oh yeah that did hurt last time too" but then you see the baby.
Ok now back to the leisurely stroll - its more like walk, stop, sniff, pee, walk, stop, sniff, pee, walk, stop, sniff, pee ... times 4. So then I notice I'm talking to the dogs (yeah its a little one sided) and this is how it goes: don't eat that, nice job pooping on that weed, are you done sniffing yet, do you have to stop and pee on everything, just how big is your bladder anyway, mikey - quit humping joey, oh what good doggies you are!

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SHELTIE2013 8/29/2013 2:08PM

    Now how could resist those eyes!!!
My dog doesn't understand why I don't want a kiss.

Well I have just been out will him seen him jump in a stinky ditch and pulled him away from eating sheep pooh.

But all is forgiven when he sits by my side and looks at me with his big brown eyes. emoticon
Rock on joey and mikey!!

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NANA-B-FITZ 8/28/2013 3:28PM

    I love dogs. I think I will look into getting another. I have had 5 in my 66 years.
If I get a dog I will have to go out 3 times a day emoticon

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ROSE-LITE 8/28/2013 11:25AM

  They sound great! I only have a small fluff but she's the same way wanting to sniff and pee and snoop... Sometimes though she does quite well keeping up and steady...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

I've been at 142 for a while and noticed that I was started to get discouraged. Sometimes it seems that my weightloss journey is a bit of emotional rollercoaster - excited one day and discouraged the next. According to the BMI charts for shortys, my healthy weight is 98 to 132 and I was starting to get impatient with myself. So instead of beating myself up or doing something dumb like starving myself - I decided to write down all the NSVs I experienced this year instead.

I don't get out of breath walking up stairs. I can now run upstairs.
I don't have to wait 5 minutes to catch my breath before going into a meeting so I don't sound like a prank caller.
I actually enjoy exercise and can keep up with the Insanity program.
I can get in and out of a kayak with a small bit of grace.
My balance has improved, I am stronger and I have gained muscle.

I am no longer in the obese BMI category.
I don't have any clothes tags that say XL anymore.
I can go into child's pose and my stomach isn't in the way.
My pants don't roll down when I sit down (that is one of the most annoying things about having a belly!)

I don't feel hungry all the time.
I don't worry about someone watching me eat or saying something to me about eating.
I don't snore - that's actually so awesome because I was so loud that I used to wake myself up.
I feel better, my angina's gone, my cholesterol is down, and my skin looks better.

I can play with the grandkids, hike with my friends, and kayak with my husband.

I can't let that number be the only thing that defines my success.

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CMCGRUN 8/18/2013 4:13PM


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MOJOJACK 8/14/2013 9:05AM

  It is hard for those of us who are vertically challenged. I have to wonder, is our stomach smaller than for taller people? We get to eat so little calories in comparison.

That aside, you are right to think about what you have accomplished so far. Keep up your good habits (eating right, working out) and you will get there eventually.

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DEQUINTA 8/12/2013 9:47PM

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You are on an amazing journey and you have come so far, and your NSV's speak volumes! Keep up the good work!

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LOVINSHERRY78 8/12/2013 7:07PM

    that's so awesome!! yay to nsv!!!!! it's hard to let things get us down so it's great to remind ourselves how far we've come. great job!

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KACAR51 8/12/2013 4:56PM

    Awesome attitude! You have accomplished a lot! Keep up the good work and you WILL reach your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MJMGRAND 8/12/2013 2:02PM

    Thanks you gave me things to strive for and not have to think or worry about :)

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Ugh - pictures!

Monday, August 05, 2013

I am really getting annoyed with pictures of myself. Ugh - especially when I am sitting down or forget to try and suck in my stomach during the pic. Yesterday someone took a pic of hubby and I while we were out on a date with his phone for us. Well, I try to position myself so I look okay but didn't succeed. So of course I ask hubby do I really look that fat (I actually really wanted to know) - poor guy - big deer in headlights look and I think it took him a full minute to answer. He finally says he doesn't think I look fat - what a wonderful man he is.

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CONNSMOM 8/5/2013 10:59PM

    I can relate. Someone snapped a surprise pic of me and my sweetie over the weekend and I couldn't believe how bad I looked. Him - his normal self Me - Jabba the Hutt.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comment!

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KACAR51 8/5/2013 7:10PM

    Sweet! emoticon emoticon

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KDRICH24 8/5/2013 6:45PM

    What a good Man! my husband isn't very tactful... we are working on that LOL!

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LOVEPURPLE2 8/5/2013 6:42PM

    I try to suck in my stomach and I lift my head so you don't see my double chin!! Doesn't always work. Your husband is a smart man!! I thought you looked very good in that picture you took last month. It's very unfair, but I do that to my husband, too. He tells me how beautiful I am. That's all that matters!!!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I have a kayak - and I mean I have my own kayak woohoo. I never thought that I would ever be healthy enough to go out in one without any help - let along be able to paddle around. It was so relaxing and so much fun. I know many of you understand the elation of going from barely being able to walk without being out of breath to doing something strenuous with no problem. Hey even my granddaughter had to rest more times than me!
Thanks to everyone that has supported me - I'm so grateful for your compassion and caring!

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LOVEPURPLE2 8/3/2013 1:40AM

    Congratulations!! Kayaking is a lot of work. I'm glad you're getting to do something you truly enjoy. emoticon

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PJBONARRIGO 7/31/2013 3:31PM

    Woohoo! good for you; glad to hear about your enjoyable kayak adventures! It is great to be able to do something easily that you could not do before! Congrats! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TERRY789 7/31/2013 2:41PM


I saw your post and just had to make a comment. The last time I tried to kayak, It was not good. I had a really hard time getting in and out of the Kayak, and could not keep up with the others in the crew. I was not comfortable sitting in it with my legs out and no back support. I think it would be a good goal for me to be able to get in a Kayak and feel comfortable. Also that I will have the stamina to keep up.

Soo... A big congratulations to you.

Much continued success on you healthy journey.

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Hula Hoop ... thump!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hopefully this story will make you laugh! My family still cracks up about it.
I decided not too long ago that I was going to get a weighted hula hoop. That I was tired of being so round and not having a waist and I figured, if anything could, that hula hoop would help me find my waist.
Now weighted hula hoops come in pieces in a box so I managed to sneak past my family and go upstairs in the game room to see if I could hula hoop before they could find me and tease me - mind you I have never had one as a kid. So here I go - hula hoop a second...thump....hula hoop a second...thump...hula hoop a second....thump! This was a 4 lb hula hoop and little did I realize but 4 lb hula hoops make a lot of noise when they hit the floor. My family wondering what what I could be doing that was making all that noise, came upstairs and asked me what I was doing. I just turned to them and smiled real big and said "I'm hula hooping!"

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