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Friday, February 25, 2011

Stress much? It seems I have alot lately. Letting go of something, or in this case someone.
No, no relationship is ending, or anyone dying. I am having to learn to let go of my CHILD. I dont mean so much that he is leaving my life. But that the mother in me, has to learn to let him grow up. Or, in this case, pretty much make him.
He really has to go on with his own life.
I have to stand back and stay quiet and watch him make mistakes, and hope he can work it out. FOR HIMSELF!!
Other than all of that, my day was so so. I rode my bike, did my air stepping. I havent lifted weights yet, but I probably will sometime tonight.
Do you follow that old addage, that working out at night isnt good for sleep?
I dont really have a big problem sleeping, no matter what I do at night.
But I did last night, the wind here was super scary.
I sat up late just listening to it.
I did oooooo kkkkkk??? question!
No fast food. I had chicken and pasta salad for lunch but I did have a hot dog.
I am just bored to death.
There is never anything to do around here. Clean house. Watch tv, or FACEBOOK.....
and be bored.

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LOSINGLINNDY 2/26/2011 9:35PM

    Don't you like to read? What about journaling? There must be some things you like to do that will free you from boredom.

Letting go of your children is difficult. I did it with 3 and it did not get any easier. In fact the youngest was the hardest. We do it though because they need to learn to lead adult lives. Just don't give up the relationship rather let it change as he matures.

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CIVPRO1 2/25/2011 11:08PM

    I like working out in the evenings, I think it helps me sleep (maybe it just wears me out!)

Keep up the good work!

(Plus the point I get for replying here, puts me at 25000 and a new trophy!)

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and up and down

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I received my air stepper today. I got on, once it was ready to go, and started stepping, I thought, wow, this was a big waste of money. How can I possibly get any kind of work out on this contraption?
But, after about 3, maybe 4 minutes, I really began to feel it in my legs.
It came with two instructional dvds, with different workouts to follow. And a set of stretch bands, that you can place underneath it and use while stepping.
It probably isnt the same as a real stair climbing machine.....but, it seems to be what was advertised.
I look forward to using it more.
I had to create a new email address today, as my yahoo address, and well, all of yahoo has been giving me problems.
I couldnt even read a news story on yahoo, it would click off and give me a message, from blue lithium, saying internet connection lost and directed me to an ad.
A virus?
maybe, but I seem to have remedied the problem, for now.
My back is hurting tonight, so I am taking it kind of easy.
Going to watch my favorite "mindless tv programming"...Jersey Shore, and relax tonight.
Good luck to everyone.
Keep in touch!!!!

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SOFT_VAL67 2/25/2011 8:59AM

    yea that might help me, the instructions are to place it next to an object you can hold onto when first getting on....until you get used to it.
so i sat it next to my bike and used my bike handle for support.
but once i got the hang of it, it was nothing to stand on.
my problem, i have very short legs.

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CIVPRO1 2/25/2011 12:50AM

    I am glad you liked the air stepper, those bands would be something I would like as I am not very coordinated and I would hope they would aid in balance?

Keep moving forward.

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2 out of 1000000 aint bad

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

As I had blogged yesterday, I was dreading today, I didnt go into detail, I will just say it involved my son and some problem he had to take care of.
It isnt over yet, so I have to deal with the dread for another 8 days, hopefully it will all work out.
I let that stress get to me and I didnt do well today in the food department.
I ate foods I wont mention....but I did track, as ashamed as I was to do so.

Letting outside stressors get to me and ruin my day, my week, my month!!!
I am going to ride my bike in a few minutes and hopefully try to salvage some of this day.
At least the weather was nicer today.
I know we are due some rain, my electric bill came down over 100 dollars since last there are a few things to this day that werent all bad.

I hope to get back on the track soon. I have several friends who want to walk, but they are more into it for a social thing.
When I walk, I like to do so alone....just me and my thoughts.
I like the company, but talking and walking for me dont mix. I think I might do it once in a while, just for the company and friendship, but for serious exercise....I walk alone.
Good luck to everyone, and survive the weekend.

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CIVPRO1 2/23/2011 10:46PM

    Good luck to you! Have a relaxing and refreshing weekend.

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RAPPLEART 2/23/2011 9:26PM

    I'm the same way about walking/jogging. My aunt wants to walk with me, but she keeps talking and I just want to zone out to my music. Once in awhile I'm sure it would be fun, but you do what you need to to stay motivated and on track.

And you're right, today wasn't good but tomorrow might be better. In the end, this was one day in a million. Don't let it be more than that ;)

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the little things

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My nephew just went home with his mom.
This statement is about the happiest thing I have written all day. The little guy was only here about an hour and a half...but I felt like it was six or eight hours at least.
Maybe its just me, I am not around little kids alot. I dont want to be one of those grippy old ladies, who snaps at kids.
But he is getting that talk back and mock phase. He has always repeated everything you say back to you, in a question form, if you say, the sky is blue, he says, the sky is blue?
But lately, its become, mocking, like repeating it back in that sing song little voice.
Oh my nerves. I am reminded why I only had one child.
I love the little guy, but about once a week is plenty for me.
I had an overall good day, calorie wise. I am getting ready to get on my bike with the Biggest Loser and ride.
I bought something thru QVC, I like to call it an impulse buy, but not sure it can be considered an impulse, since I had to get my credit card out of my bag, and enter all the info...haha.
But it is called a air stepper....anyone? It is similar to a stair climber, only without the handrails, it works I guess by pumping air into the springs, I will find out when it arrives, which should be in a week or less.
I maybe should have thought it thru, as it doesnt have hand holds, and I am very unbalanced...(in more ways that one)....but, I guess I can find something to hold onto.
I cant wait for warmer weather to go walking more. I just cant stand the treadmill anymore, I get bored and distracted way to easily.
Well, tomorrow is going to be a very very trying day for me. While I am sure it will be over quickly, the outcome might be the hard part.
I dont want to go into great detail.
I will tell more about when once its over and behind me, GOD please let it be behind me fast.
Hope all of you have a good night, and tomorrow is much less stressful for all of you.

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CIVPRO1 2/22/2011 11:39PM

    I have seen the air-stepper, it took some time to get used to.

As far as the other thing, hope it gets behind you fast.

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whats good for the dog

Monday, February 21, 2011

I have recently discovered, and I wont tell you how, that my poor little dog, has a digestive problem.
So, I guess its not just us. Maybe dogs, especially little house dogs, pick up our bad habits.
Or, maybe, (i say with a red face), owners give in to their cute little faces and feed them things they shouldnt.
I have learned this lesson.
So, after some reading on the subject, I have learned, that more fiber, while good for us, isnt so great for dogs.
Soy, good for us, bad for dogs.
I have purchased snacks and dog food, with no soy and low in fiber.
My dog, isnt liking this new diet of his.
As most of us hate to eat healthy foods at first. I have to get him used to the taste.
I bought him some tablets to take to help allieviate this smelly problem, and he took one sniff and ran away.
This will be the tough part, trying to get him to take the tablets.
I know eventually he will eat the food, because he isnt getting anything else.
I hope his little system gets straightened out soon.
I also learned, that plain yogurt....good for humans, good for dogs as well.

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CIVPRO1 2/22/2011 2:59AM

    It is amazing how feeding your dogs the right stuff will really help them. I have a 15 year old Lab back at home that still runs up and down steps and is full of energy. (deaf though)

They will eat and get to like it once their system gets used to it.

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CONTRALTO 2/21/2011 10:45AM

    I have two little dogs and it's sometimes very frustrating to get them to eat.

Try a little olive oil on your finger and on the food. he'll taste the olive oil and your finger can bring him to the plate , he'll lick the Olive oil on the plate then hopefully eat the food.

Try KEEN. Dog food By the Honest Kitchen. For a big guy it may be pricey but for a little guy or gal it will last 6mo. (there is keen and several other kinds)

Or get a box and throw some on top of the food.

It's great for them!

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