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Saturday 5th May

Saturday, May 05, 2012

busy day today. I did my exercises this morning, strength and cardio for 40 minutes. Then helped to shift my son as he is moving in with his girlfriend. So there was lots of walking, carrying boxes, packing his clothes and so on.
So with the strength today I met my goal of strength exercies 3 times this week.
so tired and sore.
Did some videos this week but I am happy with what I have achieved this week.

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HONEYBEAR1461 5/6/2012 6:50AM

    Well done Wendy. After achieving your goals with exercise you deserved a day of rest.

Take care,

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WENDYJM4 5/5/2012 9:50PM

    thank you everyone I am having an enforced rest day today. I do nee to have a rest. LOL

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SUSIEPH1 5/5/2012 7:27PM

    Way to go Wendy!!
Lots of lovely exercise ..
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OPALMOON 5/5/2012 11:10AM

    Great going Wendy! It sounds like you are right on track with your goals - good for you! Not too surprising that you are tired and sore - remember to recuperate as well. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Love and hugs, Nattacia


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1CRAZYDOG 5/5/2012 8:25AM

    And you have every reason to be proud of your accomplishments this week! **I** am proud of you. You're an inspiration.

Hope you get a chance to take a breather this weekend, though. We need that too.

I remember back in the "bad old days" when I had no energy, felt horrible and just plain didn't want to do anything. Now I have so much energy that even when I'm a little tired, I just don't want to give up! It just feels too good to be able to do things.

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2nd May 2012

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

wow I have had a busy couple of days.

Goals for May

1. To cook, make and eat healthy meals including 2 or more meatless meals per week

2. Increase my steps to 250,000 for the month.

3. Strength 3 times per week

4. increase my cardio workouts. I need to start doing different things.
Do 2 or 3 Spark videos per day.

5. weightloss goals to lose the next 700 grams in the next week.

6. Need to increase, increase, increase because I know I am fitter, stronger and healthier than I was so I can do this.

7. longer term is to lose another 3.3kgs to get down to where I was before my computer crashed last year. I need to get rid of these 4kgs to get to where I was.

8. At this stage I need to lose about 3kgs per month to make the 25kgs for 2012.

I need a fantastic month for May.

I started the month of well, keeping myself busy. Plus I have been cooking some very healthy meals. Vegetable pizza on pita bread. yummy.

I had vegetarian pizza but during the night I was thinking about what I called the pizza and realised that I used cheese so I changed it to a vegetable pizza.

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CTEMPLE 5/4/2012 8:33AM

    It's hard to keep finding new ways of pushing ourselves consistently. We can only keep trying!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 5/4/2012 6:04AM

    Go for it...

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JILL313 5/3/2012 10:00AM

    I love your May Goals and I know you will achieve them all. You are making good progress and I'm impressed as to how many steps you do daily. Keep up the good work Wendy!



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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 5/3/2012 5:04AM

    Pretty soon you're going to be walking 24 by 7!

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WENDYJM4 5/3/2012 1:02AM

    thank you everyone. My goals are do-able but I need to do it. I cannot stay in my comfort zone any longer. I need to push myself. I cannot believe how far I have come to actually enjoy exercising and to want to increase this. I need to start doing variety, I have increased my walking but this is not going to get me where I want to by the end of the year. I am happy with the amount of walking I am doing but again need more.

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MOTLEM 5/3/2012 12:47AM

    You goals are do-able girlfriend. You GO girl! emoticon emoticon

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ASHENPOND 5/2/2012 9:29PM

    Great goals Wendy - you will lose those 3kgs in May. emoticon

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CBEVNOW 5/2/2012 9:21PM

    Good goals Wendy. I do a Pizza with feta chees and spinach and i love it. A few spices you know , how that goes. I have to watch my dairy intake so i have to watch how much i eat, when i make this pizza. It is so good.
Keep up the good work.
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SUSIEPH1 5/2/2012 7:35PM

    Way to go Wendy!!
You are Awesome !!

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MENNOLY 5/2/2012 5:08PM

    Great goals! Wishing you success in achieving them. If you can afford it, think about getting yourself a heart rate monitor. I really like mine. It gives me an idea of how hard I am working. If I start slacking, it gives me incentive to pump it up. It is better to work really hard for 30 minutes than coast for 2 hours. You put your personal data in (age weight sex etc and it determines what your aerobic range should be. Wishing you a very successful May!

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OPALMOON 5/2/2012 11:12AM

    Wow! You go, girl! Great set of goals, Wendy - I know you will have another great month.

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Love and hugs, Nattacia

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BILBYGIRL 5/2/2012 10:20AM

    Interesting Wendy, I was just thinking to myself that I've not been doing much that's different. Sure I've increased my steps but now that I've reached this 'comfort zone' in my workouts I'm really resistant to doing anything that will challenge me.

The other day I had to do crunches and push ups for a fitness test with the BLC. Wow - that was not at all enjoyable and trying to side plank was just an hilarity!! So I am walking. I am doing weights - I am even doing lunges and squats - but I don't like DVD workouts. I don't want to run most days cos I don't really feel like it - every time I push I end up waking up all night with sore legs and hips but I know now that I'm not doing enough. Anyway, this wasn't really to tell you all about me but to say that I've been thinking too that its time to do something different but it's the old comfort zone.

Someone on the Biggest Loser tonight - an Olympic athelete said that a coach they had once said that pain (from exercise) was just getting rid of a weakness. I liked that idea.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/2/2012 10:20AM

    Fantastic, achievable goals. You can do it!

Happy Wednesday!

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last day of April

Monday, April 30, 2012

happy how this month went, met most of my goals for the month.
These were my goals for this month

1. Start again on the first of April emoticon

2. Walk at least 1 hour per day emoticon

3. plus exercise at least 1 hour per day (total 2 hours) most days I made this

4. Strength train 3 times per week for between 30 and 60 minutes per time. emoticon

5. to start losing weight again so that I can make this year's goal of losing 25kgs.

6. for the 8 week challenge I will lose 4 kgs. ended up pulling out of this.

emoticoncouldn't keep it up.

7. 7000 steps times 30 days is 210,000. emoticon

Week 1 - 46544
Week 2 - 61297
Week 3 - 59989
Week 4 - 57162
29th 5783
30th 10,809
total number of your steps-- 241,594 or the month

So pretty happy with the effect I did for the month.
Weight loss, I did put on 3 kgs but ended up losing 3.1kgs for the month.
Hope to lose more weight next month.

Goals tomorrow

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WENDYJM4 5/2/2012 9:56AM

    thank you everyone, it is not easy to lose weight but I just need to keep trying. It is the way of life now. I know what I can eat and how much, yes I stuff up sometimes but rarely now but I don't beat myself up anymore. Just get back on track as soon as possible.

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HONEYBEAR1461 5/2/2012 9:10AM

    Unfortunately nobody ever said this losing weight stuff would be easy. You have done really well. Keep up the good work. We all have ups and downs so just as long as the scales keep going down even if only a little then we are winning the battle.

Take care dear lady.


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I.M.MAGIC 5/2/2012 8:59AM

    LOVE the attitude, dear friend!

I'm pleased for you that you've accomplished so much--I know how good that feels! LOL

Here's to another great month... emoticon...sparkling cider, of course! LOL

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ASHENPOND 5/1/2012 9:26PM

    Keep up the good work emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 5/1/2012 9:48AM

    Wendy you are doing very well striving to meet your goals! emoticon

Keep up the great work!
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POPSY190 5/1/2012 5:10AM

    You're going great guns. Set off for your part of the world tomorrow (Victoria) and hoping to keep on top of things. Have packed a portable DVD player and some exercise discs!

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SUSIEPH1 5/1/2012 12:34AM

    Woo Hoo Wendy dear ..
You have done just great!! don't worry to much as each month will be so different and we have to reat of our lifes to learn to live and eat well ...
Hugs and Love Susie
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WENDYJM4 4/30/2012 8:22PM

    Thank you everyone. Yes overall I know I did great for April. More successes than anything. Now I need to make it a great May. LOL.
Only I can do it.

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TRYINGHARD1948 4/30/2012 3:50PM

    You did GREAT!

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JILL313 4/30/2012 10:52AM

    If May is as good as this your heading forward and will keep making great health and WL Progress. I am really happy for you. Please do continue to take the time to stop and smell the roses and enjoy God's beauty all around you.



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OPALMOON 4/30/2012 10:13AM

    What a great month it was for you, Wendy! Awesome and so inspiring!

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Love and hugs, Nattacia

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1CRAZYDOG 4/30/2012 10:02AM

    WAY TO GO! You are resilient and persistent. Keep it up! May will be a good month!

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EFFIEANNIE 4/30/2012 9:07AM

    Maybe you didn't meet all your goals, but the important thing is look at what you did do-great job!

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CTEMPLE 4/30/2012 8:20AM

    Wendy you inspire me! Congratulations!

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MENNOLY 4/30/2012 8:17AM

    I know it is frustrating not to have lost the weight you wanted to but you have had a difficult month and you did really well with your exercise. On the whole you should be proud of your progress! Good luck on your May goals!

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ROX525 4/30/2012 7:32AM

    Wishing you a very successful May. Keep up the great work.

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27th April 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hi everyone, it has been a nice week. Went of exercise class both Monday and Thursday. Really enjoyed both of these.
I have completed over 2000 fitness minutes this month so far and over 200,000 steps. I will work this out at the end of the month and plan to improve both of these total for May. LOL
Feeling really good and proud of myself.
The most important thing is the grandchildren will be here for the weekend. Could be here now. So I will be spending lots of time over my parents with the kids. That's is where they stay as my son lives there.
Have fun on the weekend.

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1BEACHWALKER 4/29/2012 1:34AM

    emoticon emoticonYou should be proud!!! Have a successful week ahead!! emoticon emoticon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/28/2012 9:48PM

    emoticon Yeah on the fitness minutes! Those grands of yours can be proud of you!

I'll finally get to see 5 of mine at the end of May, and then 4 more in June. It's exciting to be sure! Now I don't have to be envious of you!

(((hugs))) dear Wendy. You are doing so well. emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 4/28/2012 6:47PM

    So proud of you Wendy! Keep up the good work. Can't wait for you to be able to climb that water tower. The way you're going you'll be up there by Spring! Keep up the good work and love those Grandbabies! emoticon

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OPALMOON 4/27/2012 9:15PM

    Wendy, you are just blitzing your fitness goals - that is so inspiring! Glad you had a great time with your grand children last night - enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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WENDYJM4 4/27/2012 8:16PM

    thank you everyone. I had a wonderful night with them last night. Going over there again later on and I am going to look after them tonight for a while (all by myself LOL)
Even got a kiss of Chase last night, 3 year old one. He likes being kissed but only when he wants to, so when I am allowed to this it is special and to get a kiss from him is real special.

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EFFIEANNIE 4/27/2012 12:35PM

    Great job with the fitness minutes. Have a great time with the grandchildren. Have a lovely wee-end!

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JILL313 4/27/2012 11:33AM

    Wow, I'll say you are doing well in getting your fitness in--WTG! Enjoy your weekend with your grandies--have fun with them. . .maybe a nice walk with them. . .Just spending quality time with them will be fun!



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1CRAZYDOG 4/27/2012 11:17AM

    Way to go!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend w/the grandies. Blessings!

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MENNOLY 4/27/2012 6:56AM

    Glad things are going well for you. Enjoy your family this weekend!

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SUSIEPH1 4/27/2012 6:13AM

Love that you are enjoying life so much ..
Have a great weekend with your Grandies ..
Thank you so much for all your support

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 4/27/2012 5:56AM

    You are putting us to shame, Wendy!

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BILBYGIRL 4/27/2012 5:08AM

    Congratulations Wendy - you've done really well!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I also wanted to add that I like your 'wallpaper' - never a truer word said!!

Have a great weekend!

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WALIDGAZALA 4/27/2012 4:16AM

    Have fun too

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BONDMANUS2002 4/27/2012 3:51AM

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24th April 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A good poem, for we are remembering the soldiers who have fought in all wars on ANZAC Day 25th April 2012

Daddy's Poem

Her hair was up in a pony tail,
Her favourite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy's Day at school,
And she couldn't wait to go.

But her mommy tried to tell her,
That she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand,
If she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid;
She knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
Of why he wasn't there today.

But still her mother worried,
For her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again,
She tried to keep her daughter home.

But the little girl went to school
Eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees
A dad who never calls.
There were daddies along the wall in back,
For everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
Anxious in their seats

One by one the teacher called
A student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
As seconds slowly passed.

At last the teacher called her name,
Every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
A man who wasn't there.

'Where's her daddy at?'
She heard a boy call out.
'She probably doesn't have one,'
Another student dared to shout.

And from somewhere near the back,
She heard a daddy say,
'Looks like another deadbeat dad,
Too busy to waste his day.'

The words did not offend her,
As she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher,
Who told her to go on.
And with hands behind her back,
Slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
Came words incredibly unique.

'My Daddy couldn't be here,
Because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
Since this is such a special day.

And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy,
And how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories
He taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses,
And taught me to fly a kite.

We used to share fudge sundaes,
And ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him.
I'm not standing here alone.

'Cause my daddy's al ways with me,
Even though we are apart
I know because he told me,
He'll forever be in my heart
With that, her little hand reached up
And lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
Beneath her favorite dress.

And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads,
Her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,
Who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love
Of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
Doing what was right.

And when she dropped her hand back down,
Staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
But its message clear and loud.

'I love my daddy very much,
he's my shining star.
And if he could, he'd be here,
But heaven's just too far.

You see he is a British soldier
And died just this past year
When a roadside bomb hit his convoy
And taught Britian's to fear.

But sometimes when I close my eyes,
it's like he never went away.'
And then she closed her eyes,
And saw him there that day.

And to her mothers amazement,
She witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children,
All starting to close their eyes.

Who knows what they saw before them,
Who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
They saw him at her side.

'I know you're with me Daddy,'
To the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
Of those once filled with doubt.

Not one in that room could explain it,
For each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
Was a fragrant long-stemmed rose.

And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,
By the love of her shining star.
And given the gift of believing,
That heaven is never too far.

Send this to the people you'll never forget.
It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them.

If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're
in a hurry and that you've forgotten your friends.
Take the time...to live and love. Until eternity. God bless!


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CBEVNOW 4/27/2012 12:29AM

    Beautiful, this is for all who have fallen, may we never forget them. thank you Wendy
emoticonbut oh so brave and we are so proud. emoticonto all of those we love and loved.

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LIFE-FAITH 4/25/2012 10:28AM

    What a lovely poem! It made me cry.

Thank you Wendy. emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 4/25/2012 1:43AM

    Out of the mouths of babes...

Thanks for sharing this! I am among the lucky ones, my uncles and brother who were in the service all came home...
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TRYINGHARD1948 4/24/2012 10:42PM

    A very fitting and heart rending blog Wendy.

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SUSIEPH1 4/24/2012 8:25PM

    So lovely, and so heart wrenching ..
Hugs and Love Susie
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CTEMPLE 4/24/2012 5:06PM

    Lest we forget

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JILL313 4/24/2012 11:57AM

    Thank you Wendy for posting this beautiful tribute to the millions of brave men and women who have given their all, including their lives, for their Country. They bless us in so many ways and keep our Countries Free that we may live on.



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1CRAZYDOG 4/24/2012 10:50AM

    emoticon Beautiful.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 4/24/2012 10:07AM

    What a beautiful tribute to all who given their lives to their country.

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