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Monday, May 27, 2013

Sick today though. Sore throat, gunky nose.

In other news, we have a new puppy! An older Springer Spaniel (she was born Sept 2012, you do the math). She's quite a character. Sorry, no pictures at the moment but I will try when I am on the PC one of these days.

Had recent tests, BP normal, cholesterol still ridiculously low, no blood sugar issues though we know it could still be an issue at some point since I had gestational diabetes and I have PCOS. All in all, I am healthy, just really, really fat. Well, and some inflammation issues but that isn't any surprise.

Don't you hate when you sneeze and snot goes flying like when you were a kid? Ew.

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FITGIRL15 5/28/2013 10:44AM

    Get well soon! Being sick is NO FUN!

Your new pooch is a sweetheart! emoticon emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 5/28/2013 12:10AM

    Good to see you back! I hope you feel better soon. Congrats on the new family member!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New video from Pink that is feeling very inspiring to me. Off to download it from iTunes to pt on my workout playlist:


Chronic Disease and Fat, not what you'd think!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I love this! It says what I have thought for quite a while. Doesn't let us off the hook exercise-wise but I'm fine with that. I particularly like the illustration.

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PARAN0RMAL 9/18/2012 12:22PM

    I saw this too ... this is a very interesting article!

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CNN: Fat and Fit

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Article on CNN today:

Guess I need to keep working on that cardiovascular health thing.

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DIANE7786 9/5/2012 10:06PM

    Great information. There are a lot of thin people who have high blood pressure, etc. The key seems to be everyone should eat healthy and exercise to keep blood levels and blood pressure in the normal range.

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Green Mountain Geocache

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

or "Steep Part III"

On Monday I badgered my family to get up and out to try for a geocache out in Kananaskis Country. The trail sounds not too bad on paper as it is about 4.5 miles and while the description mentions a bit of an incline I had no idea just what that meant in reality. *lol* Silly me!

I think the whole first mile is all climb, climb, climb. It was pretty brutal particularly since I was carrying a large camera, cans of Off and bear spray, 3 litres or so of water, snacks in a little lunch box and hoodies for me and my kidlet all in my backpack! Finally we got up to the top where it was pretty level and a nice stroll through a meadow where we saw a young whitetail buck and a bunch of marmots. Then we had to go back downhill to get to the actual site of the geocache. I almost turned around when I saw the steep downhill, knowing that we would have to come back up it! We were only a quarter mile or so away from the cache though and there was no point turning around (particularly since I had promised my kidlet a nice little sit down picnic once we got there).

The cache is at a nice little waterfall:

Hubby didn't believe me about where the cache was so he crossed the creek above the waterfall but the dog was pretty happy about that. She was pretty tuckered. Luckily there were strategically placed water crossings along the trail for her to drink and cool down.

We were lucky that the sky got overcast while we walked and even cooled us off with about 15 drops of rain as we walked. It was a hot day in town but nice up where we were. We didn't have to use the hoodies I packed even though we didn't get back to our vehicle until 9:00 pm or so.

Here is my little family on the trail as we head home:

I was pretty sore by the time we got back and I was really afraid what my knees would do once the stiffness set in. Thank heavens for Voltaren Emugel!!! I used it on my feet and knees that night, took an Advil and I could actually walk the next day. I really didn't think I was going to be able to. They are still pretty stiff and I just had some weird cramp in my knee but I am mobile, better than I expected.

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MYOWNHERO 8/27/2012 11:53AM

    What a beautiful little waterfall! Sounds like one of those lovely family outings your child will remember always :D

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MAPLELULU 8/9/2012 9:55AM

    Jealous!!! I was working out this morning and thinking I have not hiked since we were in the Okanagan this May.....maybe in Sept. Our daughter is getting married and I have started a busy job that does not allow the flexibility I had with a late start in my previous job. Looks jut gorgeous. I really want to hike Sunshine Meadows.

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WINTERWINGS 8/8/2012 5:42PM

    We are in Alberta, Canada. Kananaskis Country is a large provincial park system just to the west of Calgary.

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KIN59VARA 8/8/2012 4:57PM

    That looks beautiful! Which state is it?

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