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Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It might be redundant, but I like that quote.... I see people around me at work upset because things change, but after almost 20 years with the same company, it is a given. There is no way around it. Our duties are constantly changing and we are always being "trained" to do something new and/or different. I appreciate the variety because doing the same thing over and over is not only boring but causes more neck and back discomfort for me. It would be nice to be able to walk around a bit more within the scope of the job because sitting static in front of a computer monitor is not a healthy thing. I think taking a 5 minute break every hour is not unreasonable and I know I am going to remember to do some chair stretches throughout the day to see if my neck feels better in a week or so. emoticon emoticon

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BIGT_56 11/13/2009 10:24PM

    I like to learn new things too, but sometimes I just wish they would leave me alone for just a little while and relish in the things I have already learned. Just when I think I am getting the hang of things, things change! I think I am just at an age when I want to be the one to dictate what I learn and when.
I know what you mean though, Teddy. I took the job I have now mostly because it got me out of the control room. Twelve hours of sitting and looking at controls was driving me crazy. Now I can get out and walk whenever I choose. I am no longer tied to a control panel. It sure has been good for my weight loss program.

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ELAINESHAFF 11/13/2009 7:45PM

    Love the title of your blog!!

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07SOJO 11/10/2009 12:36PM

    I love your saying. I have neck problems too so I can totally relate. I sit in front of a computer all day myself. Hope that neck gets to feeling better.
It's good to bend, just not to get bent out of shape!

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RDARLING 11/10/2009 10:21AM

    Enjoyed reading your blog! Very true points you make! Hope your stretching helps your neck.

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CATLADY52 11/10/2009 10:15AM

    When I still worked, I would make a run delivering paperwork to people all around the building during the day (it was a very large building) and go for a walk during the morning break. I also did chair stretches to keep my neck and back more flexible. Since I retired, all that exercising has become a part of my past. I'm trying to get back into it, slowly.

Good luck with the changes, if they are for the better.


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    You really do need to stretch once an hour from sitting in front of the computer. Make sure you "stretch" your eyes. You must look away and up and down or you will have severe eyestrain. Do some chair exercises. emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/10/2009 8:11AM

    The world is constantly changing and we need to change with it. No one said it would be easy but a little relaxation in the rules would be nice. Short breaks inprove productivity. It would be nice if this thought showed up in the workplace more often. Do what you can to work those stretches in. It is so important to physical and mental health. emoticon

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BEAMISH7 11/10/2009 7:41AM

    So very true. Hey...if you haven't checked out the QuickFire team, it has those short little break ideas to do throughout the day. Keep up the good work!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/10/2009 7:19AM

    I used to think I was pretty open and flexible about change. The older I get, the less I'm willing to invest in learning something new simply because it IS new, when I have a lot to get done. However, change is inevitable, and learning to adjust is one of the best things we can do for ourselves!

Good for you... hope those walk and stretch mini-breaks will do the trick for your back and neck.


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GOING2LSEITNOW 11/10/2009 6:19AM

    Change is good but only when the ones that are changing everything actually know what they are doing. I don't like change just for change sake. If it makes sense , fine but most of the time in my job it is just stupid changes.

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Thank God for little favors...

Monday, November 09, 2009

It's a balmy 52 degrees this morning and I won't have to scrape ice off my car before driving off to work. Now you people down south would say, "What the ....?" But I am actually happy it is so warm out this morning. Makes getting ready for work a little easier and gives me a few more minutes to be on Spark....

I am looking forward to swimming after work today.

Hope everyone has a little miracle in their life today.

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MSLZZY 11/9/2009 5:37PM

    It was a nippy 34 this morning so scraping was a necessity. Ah, but I do get to drive, right?
It warmed up nicely and the rest of the week looks to be above normal, in the 50's and 60's!
Have a nice swim! emoticon

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CATLADY52 11/9/2009 12:06PM

    Congats on the balmy days of fall. I like to sit in my 'office' with the door open to hear the birds, but the last few days someone over the hill has been bur ning leaves so we just get a house full of smoke. emoticon

Too soon it will be the cold and chill of winter. emoticon

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LOVEX3 11/9/2009 10:17AM

    Yes the weather has been great! Enjoying all i can it will be gone soon.

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CRUZINCARIL 11/9/2009 10:13AM

    hi i can relate too but im sure you appreciate the warmth more than we do. ppl in calif come to take the warm sunny days for granted.! glad your day started out good!!

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CRUZINCARIL 11/9/2009 10:12AM

    hi i can relate too but im sure you appreciate the warmth more than we do. ppl in calif come to take the warm sunny days for granted.! glad your day started out good!!

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R-U-JELLEN 11/9/2009 9:11AM

    Here in Texas, I love it when it gets DOWN to the 50's and 60's. But being raised in Nebraska and Illinois, I can relate!! Have a great day!!

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DHOLLOWAY60 11/9/2009 8:12AM

    I agree with you, even though I don't have to work.
I been lovin this warm beautiful weather in the 50s and 60s.
It is usually cold this time of year in Illinois.
I'm enjoyin while it lasts.
Have a great day!! emoticon

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Thank for for little favors...

Monday, November 09, 2009

"thank God for little favors"



BMI chart for mathmatically challenged adults...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

In my opinion, this is the best BMI chart ever!!!

In order to see it larger, go to my spark page and click on the BMI chart I have displayed there and you won't need a magnifying glass. I found this on the internet somewhere awhile ago but lately all I can find are the bmi calculators.

As I have said elsewhere, sometimes I get a bit depressed when I look at this chart. I put it on my fridge and made a red dot where my present weight is and another dot to approximately where I was when I was off the chart in the morbidly obese range at 280.

I like this BMI chart cause it "pulls no punches" and you can instantly see where you stand.

I thank God that I am on this chart, however, as my health (and my life) was truly in jeopardy when I was at 280 and I know I still have plenty of room for improvement.

I was never good at math or numbers in general so this is my kind of visual to help me see my progress. I need to make a dotted line to my goal weight which is 150 and in the healthy range.

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MOTOMOMOF2 11/8/2009 10:20AM

    thanks for sharing it

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MSLZZY 11/8/2009 7:47AM

    Thanks for posting the chart. This does make it easier. emoticon

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ANOKITA 11/8/2009 7:02AM

    Thanks for your interest in Tea Benefits, and thanks for that awsomw BMI Chart.
I promise that soon you'll have news about teas, and if there's an herb you want to know about... let me know.


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GOING2LSEITNOW 11/8/2009 6:25AM

    Since starting with Sparkpeople, I have used several different methods of determining my BMI and they all are just about the same. I am considered overweight and I am trying to get my down in the healthy range. Hopefully by the start of the new year, I will be there.

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RENA1965 11/8/2009 6:16AM

    There are problems with bmi, you can be in a healthy range but if you don't exercise have acculated dangerous fat around vital organs.. Thin fat people don't see their headaches or feel high blood pressure as think " I am not fat, only fat people die but this is no longer true. Also having lost 176lbs I am not allowed to go under 60kgs or I will have to have all over plastic surgery to avoid bedsores. Skin that folds into clothing gets the risk of circulation being cut off. I had to have a extreme tummy tuck, this is the only plastic surgery given out free in denmark.. A stomach skin that losses circulation can kill a person..
WHR waist hip ratio is more accurate.. A waist circumference measurement of over 35 inches in women and over 40 inches in men can itself be a good indicator of increased risk for certain diseases.
Also BMI doesn't take into consideration muscle or fluid.. Also don't take a BMI while t.o.m is around the readings are incorrect. People with BMI computer scales should know about this and ask this private question before giving a reading...

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Thursday's "Miracle of the Hair"

Saturday, November 07, 2009

So I was blogging for work and remarked that I had gone swimming the night before and didn't brush or comb my hair and slept on it wet... and just assumed that it looked like a fright wig (slightly curly, greying hair that gets a bit frizzy after swimming as a rule) and I had only a few minutes before I had to leave the house...

I looked in the mirror and it was almost perfect!!! One small curl had to be combed down and sprayed but otherwise I couldn't believe my eyes... I asked a co-worker if we should call the Pope and report a miracle?

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CRACKERMOM 11/7/2009 8:55PM

Mine just waves and looks crazy when I sleep with wet hair, but I don't always have time to shower and fix it in the morning before work.

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MSWEEZER 11/7/2009 2:25PM

    Lucky YOU!! I have baby fine short hair and if I don't do it, it IS a fright. LOL

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CATLADY52 11/7/2009 11:47AM

    Right on! But then , do you really want to be a Saint? emoticon

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CHATERJOY 11/7/2009 9:26AM

    Too funny! emoticon

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MSLZZY 11/7/2009 8:56AM

    I don't have the Pope's number but you could call information LOL! Maybe it is a good thing to have a mirror! emoticon

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CHRYS13 11/7/2009 8:12AM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing! So many times I fall asleep with a wet head and wake up with a tangled mess. Good for you...this tickled me! emoticon

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