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Busy day today.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Frank and I had a lot of fun hiking last evening. The weather was perfect, we had 15 people show up this time. We went a bit farther than the last hike so it was around 4 miles this time. I got some interesting shots but haven't uploaded them yet.

Afterward they decided to go back to Marc's house right up the road for the pot luck. He has the most beautiful home that he built himself. Like a log cabin, I took some shots. Very handy guy and he lives right next to wear he works, the fire station. Talk about a short drive to work, his back deck looks at the side of the fire station building. We didn't get home until almost 10pm and after I showered I went to bed.

Got up this morning, took Phred for a walk and then started on the house work, bathrooms, dusting, 3 loads of laundry, vacuuming, mopping and general clean up. Then had lunch about 1:30pm and watch a little soaps and did an LS dvd at 3pm. Going to bed in a little while because I am pretty tired out.

I am mad at my scale. It gives me a different weight each time I step on it. So now I don't really know what I weigh. I will have to call the company to see what the problem may be. I stepped on it this morning and it had me at 141. I went to the bathroom and thought that just doesn't seem right, so did it again and it had me at 148, then one min. late at 144. What the hay is with that. So darn mad because the thing is suppose to do all the fancy stuff like BMI and body fat. Now I can't even believe what it says. When I first got it, it was on like 1/4 of a pound off from the doctors scale. I figured that was OK because scales can be a little bit different but 5 pounds or more just isn't right. emoticon So thanks all my friends for congratulating me on losing 3 pounds, I just don't know if that is correct or not.

Plan for tomorrow is to get into the gym!

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MARENAMOO 8/7/2010 8:43AM

    Your hike sounds lovely. I need to do that when I get back in the Fall to DC. We have some nice hiking trails that I used to walk on. It was just too hot this summer. Mu scale is weird too. Sometimes the first weigh is way off - especially if the scale was moved. Then it fluctuates one or two pounds. I just keep stepping on until it agrees with itself and the numbers start staying consistent.

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DNJEN471 8/7/2010 2:19AM

    See, that is why I refuse to touch my scale more then once a week. It drives me mad :)

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__KELLY__ 8/7/2010 12:33AM

    yeah, you're scale is crazy!!! looking forward to the pictures!

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MUSIC66 8/7/2010 12:25AM

    scales can be a pain at times.

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Another Hump day

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Got up this morning and read the paper while eating breakfast. Took Phred out for a nice long walk and stopped by Dr. Berry's (my eye doctor) to pick up a not for my Rhuematologist about my eyes. Dr. Sugarman needs this update to see what effects the long term steroids (prenidsone) use has on my eyes.
Came home a did some stuff around the house, ate lunch and my husband has had the tv most of the day because we finally got ATT=Uverse installed yesterday. He loves the science and history channels. I love HGTV and FX for movies.
Did 2 exercise dvd's today, TBL w/Bob "Bootcamp", LS:Walk away your waistline, 3 fast miles with the walkbelt and 66 mins walk this am with Phred and just a short one this evening. Keep within my calorie range and back on track.
NIght all.

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MUSIC66 8/7/2010 12:27AM

    sounds like a busy day.

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LINDAKAY228 8/5/2010 6:31PM

    I had to laugh when I saw the title of your blog with hump day in it. Yesterday I put something in my status about it being hump day and got a message asking me what hump day way. I explained and told her also that a few years ago I worked with a bunch of late teens/early 20's folks and said something about hump day and they thought it had to do with sex. When I mentioned this to the person yesterday she said don't laugh at her but she wondered the same thing. So yesterday I asked my 26 yo daughter if she knew what hump day is and she thought the same thing as the others!! But I did hear the dj on the radio station mention it was hump day. So I'm glad I'm not the only one that knows what that term means!

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MARENAMOO 8/5/2010 8:25AM

    Hope your eyes are ok. They thought that my youngest had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and we were always at the eye doctor. Finally they decided it was just a scare and we only go once a year now. As always your exercise program is impressive. Good going!

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MAYLINGSNW 8/5/2010 12:16AM

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Took a Day Off Yesterday

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Got up early yesterday and went with my husband to visit friends over in West Covina Hills, CA. Pat & Bob have been friends for many years and it was good to see Pat. Jeff goes up to work on Bob's car a lot but I don't go up but a few times a year. I visited with Pat and got to see her cute little Yorkie, Peebles. She had babies a while back and the last time I saw her she was just a few days away from giving birth. She had 3 pups and they sold all of them. Peebles took a bit to warm up to me but soon was kissing my fingers and letting me pet all 3.5 pounds of her.
After we left we had errands to run and Jeff dropped me off at the market for a bit while he did some things. Perfect timing when I called and said I was getting in line to pay and he said he had just pulled into the parking lot of Vons.
Came home and did several things around the house, took a nap and we ate big steaks for dinner. I also ate a few chocolate chips cookies, some chips, oreo's and ice cream after dinner, also some pistachio's and just didn't following my diet at all.
This morning around 5am or so I started going to the bathroom. My stomach hurt and I think everything I ate yesterday came out over a 4 hours period. My stomach didn't like all the junk and stuff I ate. Hardly can believe I use to eat like that and no stomach problems. Don't want to do that again.
Did 80 mins of exercise today and followed my nutrition plan today. Stomach feels so much better today.

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MARENAMOO 8/4/2010 11:35AM

    I still miss all of the heavier foods that I used to eat. I miss the taste and the thought of them but when I eat them - they don"t agree with me and make me feel sick. So I am sorry that happened to you but it is another step in realizing what makes your body feel healthy.

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__KELLY__ 8/4/2010 1:19AM

    I can so relate to the food in the tummy thing. I had a peach cream pie on sunday (well, a piece of...) and I felt so gross after...didn't do well with my tummy either. Such a short time and my tummy has adjusted to the better foods!

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Sunday tried canoe

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Today Marc had brought along a few extra canoe's so ask me if Frank and I would like to use one. So we didn't have to pay for renting a kayak today. The first half we did very good with Frank in the back and me in front. Unfortunately Frank wanted to change positions after the break and I wasn't so good in the back. The back person steers but for some reason it keep going the wrong way when Frank would start to paddle in front. It was a pretty site on the way back or very pleasant. No one as uploaded pictures from today, so maybe tomorrow I will be able to put something on here.
A few people in the group were using the stand up paddle boards and both Frank & I got to give it a try. Frank said it was all right but wouldn't want to have to stand and balance for that long a period 1-2 hours. I did very well even turning and stuff. Going back to my surfing days in the early 70's. Never said I was very good surfer but I did use to surf about 10 times a summer using a friends board. Learned on my sister's & brother's boards when I was around 10.
Five of us went out for pizza afterwards and then we headed home. I vacuumed when I got home because I put flea powder on the carpets yesterday and left it for 24 hrs. Phred attracts fleas. We have used Advantage,nada and now trying Frontline Plus, sprayed our yard front & back 3 times in the last 2 months, sprayed the house, carpet, furniture and just about everything else without much luck. Every time I take Phred out I spray him a natural flea repellent too. Next I may have to get these pills the vet has, my neighbor Lilly uses that on her dog and it works for about 6 months and cost bwt $80-100. I am even feeding Phred garlic because that is suppose to help. I am out of ideas. Anyone have any others??

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DNJEN471 8/2/2010 12:52PM

    Nice! Sounds like you burned a lot of cals today. Sorry to hear about the flea's though- I hear they are near impossible to get rid of!

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SWAZY33 8/2/2010 9:47AM

    Sounds like a great workout paddling that canoe!
My son and friends paddled for hours
during the week and I was tired
just watching them!! haha
AND then...they went and played baseball!
I wish I could bottle kids energy! :)
Good for you getting out there!

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MARENAMOO 8/2/2010 9:39AM

    I love that you are trying new things. I am sure with all of your experience with water activities that it would be easy for you to pick up the canoe. I have a cat - can't help you with the dog.

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MUSIC66 8/1/2010 11:04PM

    have you tried to hydro bath phred .

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Hiking Pictures Part 2/missing pictures

Sunday, August 01, 2010

These are the 2 pictures that didn't show up in the original blog.

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MUSIC66 8/1/2010 11:08PM

    nice photo,s.

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DNJEN471 8/1/2010 5:38PM

    Looks like a nice hike!

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LINDAKAY228 8/1/2010 3:30AM

    Loved all the pics! I'm jealous too. Thanks for sharing. Makes me long to get out and hike again if the darn rain and lightening storms we're getting daily will let up for a little bit. Do NOT want to be out hiking in the lkightening. The rain I could deal with.

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    Color me jealous. It looks beautiful. I know your loving it.

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