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is that my foot or the incredible hulks?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Just a little something I found kinda cute!!

Something very odd is happening. I am in so much pain, I can barely move. My feet hurt more today than they ever have.
I dont know if its where I have added an extra half hour to my walks, or if its just walking altogether.
But I have been walking pretty consistently for about 6 weeks now, almost daily, sometimes twice daily.
But havent been this sore and achy even when I first began. So, I have for sure decided to take tomorrow off from walking.
I am going to start focusing more on core, and my tummy and strength training, especially until this achy pain and suffering goes away.
Had to take a pain pill just to get going this morning, I have been sitting with my back against my shiatzu massage heat pad and sitting with the electric blanket over me, turned up to high.
Hoping some heat will help with the stiffness.
But, I still havent allowed myself to get on the scale, I plan to make Monday my next weigh in day.
I do pretty good on the weekends now that honey is back to work and this week hes on nights, so I dont have to worry about cooking, I usually get Subway, or fix myself a big salad with some chicken.
I just hope this pain subsides, I also have a swollen right foot, right on the top, its like a big fatty pocket of fat swollen, sore fat. Right on the top of my foot.
So, Saturday is going to be upper arms and middle and no walking.
Its also rainy here and damp and this morning when I got up to go walk, it was cool
I do look forward to fall and cooler temps, but combined with early morning damp, is not good for my aches and pains.
But the best part for me is, once its cooler, and in the middle of the day, I can look forward to day walks, where its 60 to 70, instead of 80 to 90 plus.
Hope everyone survives the weekend and kicks its hinney....
P.S. for those interested, my friend didnt have to go back to court, it was just some papers being filed, and his attorney was out of town.
So that is good news....for those not famaliar with this story, you may go back to June 14 and on to read my blogs about what happened to my dear friend.
Good wishes to all.

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ANGELSANDYBABY 8/11/2012 12:13AM

    I'm glad to hear about your friend.
I hope your foot/feet are better soon.
Did you ever find some good walking shoes?
Have you ever heard of vibram five fingers?
I have those to walk around the neighborhood in and they are all i can use. I just love them!
They're not too too expensive either.
They have a website..I ordered mine on line. It tells you on there how to measure your foot to get your right size.
I just wanted to let you know.
Feel better soon!

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GOODBYE-FRIENDS 8/10/2012 7:55PM

  The "Facial Attraction Study" killed me...I laughed so hard I gave myself a head ache...

Good idea to give your tootsies a break...and I am sooooo jealous you have rain...we are in the 100s here in So Cal.

Thanks for that hearty laugh, I had to have burned at least 50 calories on that...spear lodged in chest and on funny!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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BEAR8MM 8/10/2012 7:51PM

    I think if I was you, I'd see a doctor about that foot. It doesn't sound like it' s just workout soreness, you might have a problem with a tendon.

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but i wont eat green m&m's!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Another great day on the walking track....(and the hot city guys working at the local pool was just an added incentive to keep walking this morning) this nothing off limits deal, well, does exercise make any of you feel....well, hmmm, a little more pep in your step, no, thats not desirable? seductive?
haha....well it does me....and I love it!! Now throw my natural charm, voluptuosness, and devilish womanly wiles, into the mix and its a drug so many would get addicted to. Is that bragging? To say that I do have a certain natural seductiveness, I have been told I have a very sexy voice, of course not my hillbilly voice, but my "come let me whisper in your ear" voice....
I am in one of those moods.

Ok, moving on....had to go do the grocery shopping deal today, not my favorite thing to do, and was already annoyed before I even left the house, wont go into it, just tired of the bs.
But, anyway, not letting it get me down. But I bought a new pedometer and some new weights and some really good veggies and yogurt....Next is going to be some new clothes....cause I am gonna need them, I hope!! I do need some good spandex walking shorts, some long ones, maybe I will shop in the mens sports section....... The scale is down a total of 18 lbs since my last doctors appt in May.

I could have probably done alot better, if I had given up pop and all the other junk alot earlier. But hoping to be down another 5lbs at least by August 22nd on my next docs appt.
It seems there are way too many people lately wanting to drag me, push me, shove me, knock me down, but I stay up.
Stuck to my calories today, and less even, and had a great day walking, increased my weights and just feeling good....and cant figure out why some people cant just be happy for me and not want to make me feel low.
But they wont.
Tomorrow is another day.

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WANNABWERNER 8/2/2012 2:36PM

    ha ha ha!!! I love the way you think...I know what you mean feeling all sexy !! Its such and awesome feeling!! Keep up the good work...and that uplifting positive attitude....CONGRATS on the 18Lbs!! emoticon

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LEFTHANDLUKE 8/1/2012 7:40PM

    i am a green m&m emoticon

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  So do you think Adam eats the green M&Ms...?

Hang in there you sassy lass who's down 18 pounds!


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NATNOEL 8/1/2012 7:23PM

    Sounds like you re in a great place....good for you

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frustration with a little less humiliation...(follow up from yesterday)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ok, if you read my blog from yesterday, you will call the whole humiliaton situation.
Well, I do believe that has been partially, and for the most part, sincerely and with much relief, cleared up.
Today I ran into the same person and had a better chance to speak with them and we had a short, but very informative conversation and I do feel alot better about it today.
So, now, hopefully that can lay to rest, or at least lay dormant for awhile.
As for the rest of my day, no walk, again.
I slept in today, maybe tired from yesterday humiliaton episode, or too much pampering at the spa.
But, either way, I went back to bed this morning til 8am.
And ended up babysitting about 5 hours, for a brake change on my car that should have taken an hour or two at most.
Then the rains came. Again, my poor yard is so overgrown its awful. Just weeks ago I was complaining about how it was too dry and the grass was dying, now its made a recovery.
We have had heavy rains almost daily.
But I stuck to my food and water and so did the scale, stick I mean, it still hasnt moved.
I really dont know what to do.
I really have no answers. I have added cardio, added weights, taken away practically every enjoyable food known to the human race.
Added veggies, and fruits....etc.
I am just pretty much at a loss as to why this is happening. (maybe over expectations)
But still I will keep trying, banging my head against a wall maybe.....but what else can I do.

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CORTNEY-LEE 7/20/2012 10:11PM

    Bodies are weird and never seem to do what we want them to do!

You are doing fantastic! Keep up the awesome work. Also be sure to keep track of your measurements. You could be losing inches.

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    Hey! Send some of that rain my way, would ya? You WERE losing, right? Before you amped up your exercise? You might try adding a couple hundred calories each day and see if that helps. If the scale still doesn't move after a week, add a couple more. If at any point it starts going upward again, you can cut back again. I've seen several people who plateau over too few calories. I don't know that that is what's happening to you, but perhaps. emoticon

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a little red in the face, and pink in the nails....(with pics)....(and flatfootn)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

How I spent my day.....
being totally (self-inflicted) humiliated!!! and then, onward and upward to the nail salon....
The humiliation story is a little complicated to go into detail....but, have you ever told someone something, you assumed they already knew.
Or, went up to someone you thought you knew only it turned out to be not the right person....
well something, almost, like that happened to me today.
While I had the right person, it was the wrong place and the wrong time, and I assumed this person knew I was coming to talk to them, and only to find out they had no idea what I was talking about....
So, I felt like I had intruded on them, and assumed something that maybe, or maybe wasnt true, and so I drove away feeling like a total and complete idiot and am waiting to hear from my friend to see how much damage control is needed or if its just a lost cause....
Ok, vague, but still take my word for it, embarrassment to the nth degree.
Then I went to the salon and got my mani/pedi and finally took the time to figure out my FB for cellphone and so that part of my life is complete.
I didnt get to walk today at all, by the time I returned home from the salon, it was a full on downpour.
And, so, all I have to say about today is, that if the weather permits, I plan on being on that track at about 7am, or earlier and walk walk walk....
And if that scale dont start moving, out the window it goes.
Stuck to my calories and water today.
Still need more magnesium and to add more veggies.
Hope everyone had a nice day.
(((pics are hard to see, but its a a pink, white and silver glitter zebra design)))
I edited this blog, this video is in reference to my last blog from yesterday, this is a short video of my son Jason flat footin earlier this year at a festival in our town, Hillbilly Days....just for those who asked.

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NATNOEL 7/21/2012 7:16AM

    That's cool....your son is a great dancer.
Love your accent !

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KKLENNERT809 7/20/2012 12:14AM

    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed watching. Looks like great fun.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/19/2012 10:45PM

    Wow! That was so much fun to watch! Thanks for the link.

Your fingers and toes look Mah-velous dahling! I have never had a pedicure. Have a great weekend.

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a hop, skip and a jump, but mostly a walk....

Monday, July 16, 2012

The pulled muscle in my back kept me in bed longer this morning than I had planned, it really only seems to bother me when I am relaxed, laying down.
But, I made it to the track, twice today.
First I went for a 30 minute walk alone, around 930 am, it got hot too quick and I was sweating, sticky and steamy.
So, I came home, showered, and went back at 7pm, and walked with my friend for another 30 minutes.
So, I am getting in my cardio, and as soon as this muscle is fully healed, I am gonna get back into my weights and up my weight amount.
I plan on being back out on the track, if the rain holds out way early in the morning, no later than 7am!!!
I find that I actually am liking walking, even the blister on my foot hasnt been such a nuisance.
But, that said, I am still going to get a pedicure next week!!!
Stuck to food and water, and now if that stupid scale will just show that my efforts are paying off, cause it has shown me no love all week!
Hope everyone is having a good one.

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L80BIKER 7/17/2012 2:21PM

    So glad you are picking up the dumbbells! You certainly have the right attitude! I am hoping your optimism rubs off on me! BTW get the shoes you deserve it! emoticon

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/17/2012 11:29AM

    I think you're doing fabulous! Congratulations!

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FATHINSN 7/17/2012 1:28AM

    Must be nice to have those walks, lately it's haze or raining so the only long walks that I can do is 3-min between my car and workspace. But I'm more to jump rope so it's still ok for me to do workouts at home :D

It's funny that I've never seen anyone commenting on scales as their best friends or what a clever device (in loving tone, not sarcastic), hehe. Me, it depends on which scales - the office scale is stubborn, home scale is confused and the fitness store's scale is unreliable LOL

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