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Planting a Tree!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm pooped! I've never done so much gardening in my life! I was outside for about 3 hours weeding, digging a hole, filling in the hole because I uncovered a water pipe for the sprinklers, then digging a new hole. Matt and I planted a mango tree. I don't know if it will survive long, especially since it's supposed to be 102 degrees on Monday, but we'll see. We still have 2 more to plant - a lemon tree and an orange tree. Just in time for Earth Day. I definitely think I have my exercise covered for today!

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APPEALSTOME 5/2/2009 3:32AM

    You earned a green thumb! An orchard in your back yard. Will probably take severals months to enjoy the fruits of your labor. emoticon

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MELISSA_X0 4/19/2009 2:54PM

    WOOHOO! Log that exercise! How great you will have all those fruit trees to enjoy in more ways than one! :)

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MELGIRL03 4/19/2009 11:21AM

    Wow, what a productive day! Just think of all that yummy fresh fruit you will have once the trees are established!! emoticon

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IN2BHEALTHY 4/19/2009 8:46AM

    Sounds like a good workout to me! Hope your mango tree survives.

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Bum foot

Monday, April 06, 2009

About a month ago, I found out I have plantar fasciitis, which I can't even pronounce. My poor foot. Today, the dr. gave me a cortizone shot. I'm still losing weight without full workouts, but still, I look longingly at the treadmills. My regular physician gave me a June deadline to lose more and improve my cholestorol levels, so I'm eager to get back to my gym workouts. I just need to take it easy to get my foot to heal (get it!).

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APPEALSTOME 4/13/2009 4:04PM

    Sorry about your foot. I hope the cortizone shot helps. Being in pain and unable to work, etc is difficult while trying to lose weight.

Three of my friends have the same thing and can not pronounce it either. It is pronounced like Fash itis. Itis means inflammation. Losing weight is the remedy along with resting, elevating and icing the foot, taking anti inflammatory drugs, and stretching the foot when you get out of bed, up from sitting, etc and decreasing the amount of exercise you do until the foot feels better. Two of my friends recovered.

I have faith that you will decrease your weight and cholesterol.



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IN2BHEALTHY 4/7/2009 10:12AM

    Sorry to hear about your foot...hope it gets better soon! Lucky you, to lose weight without full workouts!!!!!

A helpful hint I got from Jillian Michaels..."boxing" your arms quickly can be aerobic enough when you have a foot injury.

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I did it, I did it!!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Today was the 100th day of school. I survived the biggest classroom party we have all year!! After feeling so sad at the beginning of the week (which lasted 3 days), today had the potential to be the day I broke down and ate double my calories. I only endulged in one gummy bear and 10 M&M's. I caught myself with the candy in my hands and tossed it out! What a miracle emoticon

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IN2BHEALTHY 2/6/2009 2:09PM

    Way to go!!!!

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STARTINGOVER05 2/6/2009 9:36AM

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I bet you feel like a million! every good choice counts. Keep up the great work!

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feeling sad

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Yep, I'm feeling tired, depressed, stressed out, and upset. Crying, I can't stop crying! . emoticon I have a hard time dealing with small changes in my life, even little disruptions to routine. I sound like one of my 5 year old students! Anyway, I keep having to plan for a substitute- one day for training, and 7 days for jury duty. With progress reports and 2 new students that are very low dumped on top, I've lost it. I think I'm really burnt out from working. I didn't even finish my plans for this week, which means I will have to drag myself to work either at 6a.m. or 5:30pm tomorrow to prep for my sub for the rest of the week - 2 more weeks of this crap thanks to jury duty. I don't know how I can handle all this. I'm going to try to go to the gym now. Maybe some alone time with some music will lift my mood.

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SUEHUE 2/3/2009 12:48AM

    I did it! I went to the gym AND I took a bath afterwards. The relaxation help me get some sleep last night emoticonso nice!

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STARTINGOVER05 2/2/2009 4:04PM

  I am so sorry that you have been faced with this. It is such a challenge to create that many sub plan days in a row and two high needs students to boot. Exercise helps alieviate stress greatly (and sometime so does a warm bath).
Take care of yourself!

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IN2BHEALTHY 2/1/2009 11:12PM

    So sorry!! But you will make it through this. Anytime you can exercise, do makes stress much more manageable.

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MELISSA_X0 2/1/2009 9:59PM

    I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. You are dealing with a huge disruption to your schedule right now. And I personally think planning for a substitute is harder than actually being at school. I know how it feels to have a new student with learning problems added to the class with no background information. It is very frustrating! I applaud you for planning a trip to the gym. That is one positive thing. Hang in there!!!!

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I don't believe it!

Monday, January 19, 2009

The scale says I've lost almost 5 lbs. I've had to weight myself on 3 different scales this past week, so I was getting confused. Each scale varied so much. I actually weighed myself 3 days in a row on my home scale to make certain I was going down. It makes sense. I'm making changes - eating better, tracking my foods, trying new recipes, and exercising. I feel stronger. I get to the gym, and I feel like a little puppy who's owner/person has just grabbed the leash to go for a walk. I get so excited!! After only 2 weeks, I've been able to increase my stamina on the treadmill from 20 to 30 minutes, and I can handle a faster pace. In the past, my left knee would get sore. The doctor said it was nothing, just lack of exercise. Now I'm careful to warm up, and I'm not having any soreness YAY me! emoticon


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