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Yesterday exercised 65 minutes, walked and swam...

Monday, September 20, 2010

My new goal for exercise is now one hour per day which adds up to 420 hours per week. Previously my goal was only 125 hours per week which is only about two hours per week.... I know this will help my recovery. I had been able to walk 1/2 mile around the block and yesterday I took a different route which was 1.3 miles and did it in record time which worked out to 2.7 miles per hour. I was stuck at 2 miles per hour for quite awhile and so this is quite an accomplishment for me. Each day I will try to go a little further and next Saturday I plan to take the 3 mile route on the Arthritis Walk. I wasn't sure if I could do the 3 mile walk but now know I can and will do it. My original plan was to bring my walker "just in case I couldn't make it," which I decided was not necessary when I did so well on my walk yesterday. The weather was perfect which helped a lot...it was about 65 degrees and sunny with only a light breeze. I hope for that kind of weather next Saturday.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 9/20/2010 11:15AM

    What amazing progress you are making !!!

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TIAONYX1 9/20/2010 10:29AM

    Great Job! Someone once told me that no one can do 100 percent every time but in weight loss, 90% counts too. Those small steps will just keep adding up and one day you'll wake up and realize just how much you've accomplished because you've hit your goal! Keep at it! emoticon

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JUSTA123 9/20/2010 10:00AM

    emoticon that is emoticon I know how you feel when you can increase the speed that you do your walk,I tripped last week and hurt my knee, was able to walk but not as fast as I was Oh well, could be worse!

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SUZIEGREY 9/20/2010 8:50AM

    That's fantastic.

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MSLZZY 9/20/2010 8:20AM

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Had a nice day yesterday...went for a long drive with a friend...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I took my friend out to The Lake (Minnetonka) where I used to live 25 years ago. Met the present owner of my old house and had a nice chat regarding real estate and the old house. It was a great place on a 50 acre island (shared with about 25 other homeowners) at the end of a long winding road facing west over a bay. I often think how great it would be to live there again but would have to get a giant windfall to afford that place. Had some great memories of when my children were young and we lived there.

My friend and I went to a local restaurant on the lake and shared an afternoon snack and had fun people watching and boat watching. It is getting cooler but the leaves are not changing yet. It was a bit windy and a crisp 55 degrees most of the day. It was a fun day taking my friend on a tour of some of the lake. In order to drive all the way around the lake it would take days as the shoreline is over 200 miles with lots of bays, dead end roads, etc. The best way to see the lake is by boat. Perhaps we can take a boat tour next time we go there. emoticon

  
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CATLADY52 9/19/2010 3:33PM

    So nice to go back to a place we have fond memories of. Sounds as if the time and weather were just right for a bit of time traveling. Stay healthy. emoticon

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MIDNITE_LADY 9/19/2010 12:08PM

    WOW Sounds Just beautiful I would love to have been there too. Thanks for sharing

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MYFEETHURT 9/19/2010 10:10AM

  Oh, that sounds like such a nice day. 55 degrees sounds wonderful! Hope the rest of your weekend is great!

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Arthritis Walk: Degenerative osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I was up late last night and had Chinese takeout at 9:30 p.m. So just had to sleep in this a.m. Had my one cup of coffee so I don't overdo caffeine again.

Already did leg exercises in bed before getting up and that feels good. Next onto the recumbent bike and out to the farmers market for a little walking. Gotta practice walking 1 mile today...indoors if it rains which I think it will. Getting ready for the Arthritis Walk next weekend and have to decide whether I can do 1 "mile or 3 miles. I am sponsoring myself and donated $20 towards the Arthritis Foundation. I did not set up a website to solicit donations so this is not a solicitation for sponsors or such, just am proud of myself for getting out to give support to a cause that as someone with arthritis thinks is a worthy one. I have had arthritis, degenerative osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia since my 20s. I had had two thumb joint replacements and two total knee replacements, one last year and one this year. My best advice to anyone with arthritis in their family is to lose weight if you are above your BMI as I know the knees wore out faster because of the excess weight I carried around for about 20 years. As for the thumbs, I was a medical transcriptionist and for 15 years of the 20 years I did that I was working about 60+ hours a week and I simply just wore out my thumbs..... Variety is the spice of life and my advice about not wearing out your hands is to find a job with variety (not pounding the keyboard relentlessly to meet quotas).....I presently have a job with some variety and I am able to get up and stretch at least once an hour....much better on the bod.... emoticon


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MSLZZY 9/18/2010 11:34PM

    emoticonDo the best you can and thanks for the advice!

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VXWALL1942 9/18/2010 1:57PM

    Good for you. Walking for a good cause is veery admirable. I'm proud of you.

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MOUNTAINMAIDEN 9/18/2010 10:26AM

    You sound like you are telling my life story thanks for the encouragement emoticon

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MOUNTAINMAIDEN 9/18/2010 10:26AM

    You sound like you are telling my life story thanks for the encouragement emoticon

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MOUNTAINMAIDEN 9/18/2010 10:26AM

    You sound like you are telling my life story thanks for the encouragement emoticon

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Short blog so I can be on time to work every day this week....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Gotta take a shower and take my vitamins in 15 minutes....then out the door so I can be on time every day this week for work.... emoticon

  
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TEDDYTEDDY 9/17/2010 6:27PM

    I made it on time today...6 days in a row....last week was late 2 days....trying to reform my ways.... emoticon

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CATLADY52 9/17/2010 6:18PM

    I hope you take enough time to put on your clothes. You might catch a cold. emoticon emoticon

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PURPLESPEDCOW 9/17/2010 5:17PM

    Short and sweet. you can always blog again.

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VXWALL1942 9/17/2010 9:41AM

    Wishing you a prompt and happy Friday!

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PLAYBLUES22 9/17/2010 7:55AM

    Sweetie, one happy note is that you have a job emoticon, have a great day at work emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/17/2010 7:22AM

    Have a great Friday! emoticon emoticon

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Instant gratification....Check out Lumosity.com....cool!!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I think my laptop is biting the dust...the cap on the W has been discarded and soon M will be going, too. Surprisingly I am able to type ok without the cap cover but I suppose this is only a temporary fix. I either should hook up a different keyboard (somehow) or perhaps buy a new laptop. It is probably 5 years old...is it obsolete already? The newer ones with normal sized keyboards don't seem to weigh any less and I refuse to type with my hands in a cramped up position on one of those small keyboard.

I have been trying out a new (to me) website advertised here on Sparkpeople called Lumosity.com. There are tests and games for training your brain (helping it stay sharp and perhaps improve function. It is fun and challenging and research does show if you exercise your brain it stays sharper than if you sit around and watch television all day (and you will never catch me doing that). Anyhow if you sign up after the trial period it does cost quite a bit. If you go monthly it is $14.95 which is crazy, but if you sign up and pay in advance for 2 years it is only $4.95 a month and I am really tempted. I bought some of those books called Brain Games and enjoyed them immensely and these games on line are scored for you instantly and I JUST LOVE INSTANT GRATIFICATION!!!!

I think in the future my on line time will be equally divided between SparkPeople and Lumosity.com.... [this is an unpaid announcement]...... emoticon

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 9/17/2010 10:55AM

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VXWALL1942 9/17/2010 6:48AM

    LOBE is terrific...and free. I'd love to try Lumosity but know I can't afford to pay for anything 2 years out and there aren't any extra 15 bucks in my monthly budget. :o( Good luck on your decision. I think its great when we can support SP advertisers.

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TEDDYTEDDY 9/16/2010 2:12PM

    I have tried Sudoko and I just don't get it. Actually don't enjoy games with numbers. I much prefer Scrabble..... to each her own!!!! emoticon

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RONIE11 9/16/2010 12:37PM

    if you belong to facebook there is a game that came over from "BigSea games" called LOBE its a ton of fun and free.... look under games... you will find it and be glad you did in the one game LOBE there are several other games... the whole point is to finish all the games in the brain... sounds weird but then these game makers have to do something to catch our interests... It is designed to exercise your brain... some are easy and some are hard.. they all start off easy and progress as you do...

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FLORIDASUN 9/16/2010 8:39AM

    I love, love, LOVE suduku...a great little brain teaser...I just tuck it in my purse and whenever I'm in a place that I have a few minutes to kill...out it comes...very fun! Give it a shot! emoticonIt will get your brain perking along in no time! You can sometimes find them at the dollar store...for...well...a dollar..who can beat that price? emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/16/2010 7:10AM

    I play games on MSN.com and they are free. They offer a nice break from some of the more tedious tasks when my brain need a break. Good luck and have a great day!

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NAKIOMA 9/16/2010 6:50AM

    I too find those sites interesting - I've also found that I go through phases in my life - therefore - I never sign up for a years worth of anything - something else comes along after a few months and I'm off doing something different with my spare time - good luck in whatever decision you make.

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