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Feeling better after exercising yesterday and today...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I got an oil change for my car yestereday and they saidit would take 1-1/2 hours so I walked to my favorite thrift store (took 25 minutes to get there). The sidewalk was very slippery and chunky with ice the whole way. It wasn't so bad going there, but coming back was worse cause it was dark out by that time. I got 50 minutes of walking exercise but I decided not to do that again unless I know the sidewalk is clear. I feel lucky not to have fallen.

Today I swam and did exercises in the regular pool for 20 minutes and a total of 25 minutes in the whirlpool.

I am feeling much better and have to remember that I tend to get depressed when I don't exercise....when will I ever learn?


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MUSIC66 1/16/2010 12:33AM

    that,s great..

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MSWEEZER 1/15/2010 7:32AM

    Yep, moving and exercising is the best medicine. Keep it up!

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/14/2010 11:34PM

    Glad you made it safely! I am always surprised (I don't know why) at how good exercise makes me feel.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/14/2010 9:46PM

    So good that you made it across the ice without mishap. I took a fall last winter in my very own driveway and shook myself up pretty badly. Glad you have a pool for safer exercise until it clears up!

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MSLZZY 1/14/2010 9:27PM

    We all learn (and relearn) valuable lessons all our lives long. Take care on the icy streets and have a great weekend!

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MERRYMARY42 1/14/2010 8:03PM

    Yes it certainly relieves mine, I get real up tight, and out the door I go, for 40 or 45 minute walk, the more up tight I am, the faster I walk emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 1/14/2010 7:29PM

    Exercise is a definitely a stress reliever!!!! Remember that! emoticon

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Getting out of the rut...and into the therapy pool...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

First thing, get out of these pajamas into my swimsuit and off to the therapy pool with 92-degree water. Can hardly wait. It is the best exercise I can get. The weather is warming up but that also means the humidity is going up due to melting snow and that makes my arthritis flare up. Any kind of exercise is helpful for my knees. I won't forget some gentle hand exercises, too. I feel so lucky to be able to go to the therapy pool at the hospital where I work. emoticon

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MUSIC66 1/16/2010 12:32AM

    that sounds like heaven.

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JENSMOM03 1/14/2010 4:51PM

    I would love to get in the pool-------but I don't belong to a gym or the Y-----and my bathtub does NOT hold enough water-no matter how hard I try!!! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/14/2010 3:24PM

    That pool sounds great!

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  I'm with you about loving the therapy pool ~ but with that temp degree, you must be talking about what I call a hot tub. In our fitness center, the therapy pool is where we do aqua yoga and arthritis exercises, etc. Either one, either name, such a blessing to be able to use on a regular basis.

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BIGT_56 1/14/2010 9:30AM

    Have fun in that nice warm water, Teddy! Hope it makes everything feel better!
I know now why you love that therapy pool. I just joined a wellness center that has one and I love it! This winter has been terrible on my arthritis too, but I feel wonderful when I am in that pool. I wish I could sleep there. I am going for a toning class in the pool this evening again. It feels so good to stretch in that warm water.

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MSLZZY 1/14/2010 6:57AM

    Have a great time at the pool! You'll feel so much better!

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The Bickering Bickersons

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

First a radio show in 1946 and then had a short run on t.v., the precursor of all the unhappily married coupleson television including the Kramdens (Jackie Gleason), Archie and Edith, The Bundies, etc. etc. See Wikipedia for more details:

As transcribed by John Crosby, this was a typical Bickersons exchange:

B: You used to be so considerate. Since you got married to me you haven't got any sympathy at all.
J: I have, too. I've got everybody's sympathy.
B: Believe me, there's better fish in the ocean than the one I caught.
J: There's better bait, too.
B: I don't see how you can go to bed without kissing me good night.
J: I can do it.
B: You'd better say you're sorry for that, John.
J: Okay, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
B: You are not.
J: I am too. I'm the sorriest man that was ever born.
B: Is there any milk for breakfast?
J: No.
B: Then you'll have to eat out.
J: I don't care, I've been doing it all week.
B: What for? I left you enough food for six days. I cooked a whole bathtub full of rice. What happened to it?
J: I took a bath in it.
B: Why didn't you eat it?
J: I've told you a million times I can't stand the sight of rice.
B: Why not?
J: Because it's connected to the saddest mistake of my life.

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CARRAND 1/13/2010 8:37PM

    This is so cute!

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LIVINGLARGE5 1/12/2010 5:00PM

    Loved it. So true on so many levels. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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HLTHYLIVNCCJ 1/12/2010 3:34PM

    A good laugh, thank you for sharing!

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MARYMAC45 1/12/2010 2:42PM

    LOL I had a great laugh. Thanks for posting.

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MSLZZY 1/12/2010 2:33PM

    Ouch but good for a laugh!

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Always look on the bright side of life!!!!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Eu-stress is good stress. Sometimes eu (or good) stress is just as hard on a person as bad stress. The problem is the body doesn't seem to know the difference. An example of eu-stress is the sudden feeling of elation when someone has something good happen like winning the lottery (sounds good, but if you are not in shape it could be unhealthy). The heart speeds up and all of a sudden a person is overwhelmed with decisions.

Lately I don't seem to have a lot of eu-stress but the other kind. It all takes it's toll, but if we had stress-free lives I think most of us would be bored with our lives.

I think stress (no matter what kind) is just part of the human condition.

If we tell ourselves something is bad (for instance, I hate my job, isn't it terrible how people treat me, my life is so unsatisfying, etc) we can stress ourselves out and feel really bad. I think a lot of feeling happy is how we look at things and what we tell ourselves about them.
"Always look on the bright side of life."

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  Embracing a stress, working through it, and learning from it makes the next stressful situation easier to deal with. I agree, put on a happy face, but be true to the situation. As we say in AA, "Fake it until you make it." And another AA favorite truth of mine, a check on reality, is, "This too shall pass" whether it is a positive or negative being referenced.

All things in life change, life is never static, we're never stuck in one place forever ~ even in good times which we want to go on 'forever'.

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    Will try and keep that tune in my head as it contains a great attitude!
Jackie x

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MILDEXSPI 1/8/2010 11:07PM

    You are so right. Having a positive attitude truly helps. I've been on both sides of the fence and I certainly prefer being happy and upbeat on a daily basis.

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CARRAND 1/8/2010 8:37PM

    You are so right. My dad is one of the most up beat people I know. He wakes up every day and says, "I feel good today". And he just celebrated his 96th birthday!

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LOOZINITNOW 1/8/2010 8:42AM

    I really have this problem! I will stress myself over the tiniest, silliest things. Things that shouldn't even matter much, when there are people who have actual things worth being stressed over going on in their lives.

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MSLZZY 1/8/2010 7:07AM

    So much wisdom in your blog-thanks!

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/8/2010 7:03AM

    You are so right! I am trying to adopt that attitude myself.

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Stitches out and okay to swim!!!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

I am so happy to be able to swim. That is my favorite exercise. Tuesdays and Thursday eves at 6:00 to 7:00 there is a water aerobics class and I will be there with bells on today. Will have to take it easy on the hand, however, cause I am not allowed to lift or do strengthening exercises for at least 2 more weeks. Will be off work a minimum of 2 more weeks (3 weeks at that point). It will be hard to go back to work after my mini-vacation. emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 1/8/2010 6:33AM

    Had too many errands to do last night but plan to do solo exercising in the pool today. I was a bit concerned about not overdoing as sometimes the aerobics class gets a bit intense. emoticon

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ELAINESHAFF 1/7/2010 9:23PM

    good news. take it easy until the doctor gives you the go-ahead.

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/7/2010 7:17PM

That is great news!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/7/2010 6:23PM

    emoticon emoticon That's a great milestone & I'm so happy for you!

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CGREEN717 1/7/2010 5:38PM

    Glad that you go do water aerobics. I miss doing it.

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MSLZZY 1/7/2010 5:33PM

    emoticon Back to swimming! Great! I envy you. Our city swimming pool is closed until next summer.

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PATTIDGN 1/7/2010 5:09PM

    I used to love the water, the best exercise with the most results and lees stress on the joints. keep going for a healthier you. I do miss it with my breathing issue, but I will get in the pool in the summer and do those leg movements in the water. have fun in the water!!!!

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LOOZINITNOW 1/7/2010 4:03PM

    Glad to hear they are out and you can go back to doing what you love! emoticon

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  You go, girl. So glad you can get back in the water. Enjoy yourself!

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CATLADY52 1/7/2010 3:47PM

    Have a good time with the water aerobics. And enjoy the time off. Although, I can think of better times to be off.
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