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I Won!! I Won!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

I never win anything! But, I did this morning. I think I am getting one of those, you know, those subliminal messages from SparkPeople. "You have not been exercising enough!!" So, that SparkPoints Wheel stopped at the Fitness DVD just for me! YOO HOO!!

When I was in High School on the radio there were contests to identify songs. I remember winning a pair of earrings once that I gave to my Mother. And, that's about the extent of my winnings. But, someone told me once that you have to enter contests in order to win. Well, maybe that is why i don't win.

And, I do not drink enough water. I have occasional headaches and my son tells me that is because i do not drink water - well, i drink about 2 - 3 glasses a day, but that is not enough. The article I read this morning suggested starting out with 1 glass today and adding another one each day this week. OK - I will try that and report back. Now that it is in black and white, will have to do!!!

I drink 1 cup of coffee in the morning and then 2 -3 glasses of water during the day. Then sometimes before bed will have another cup of coffee. And that is the extent of my fluids during the day. No wonder I tend to retain fluid. I want to blame the heat - and I know that contributes to it - but drinking more water would certainly make a difference.

So, my plan for the week is to drink more water!!!

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BEESPARKLE 8/20/2010 1:43PM

    I used to drink alot of water and I suffered with headaches still. I told my Doctor she said some people do have that. So as long as I have tea, coffee and Grandberry juices that are not sweet. She is okay on that and just get in at least two water a day. Two milk a day. Fine. Like lettuce is 80% water and some other veggies.

I take a water pill as well so she said, I am flushing out enough for me.

Every body is different. We have to do with the water differently. Do what agrees with us. I have loss as doing it this way. Never effected me.

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MARTHA-ANN 8/17/2010 3:24AM

    Congratulations on the win Barb, that's going to keep you busy so you'll have to up your water intake!
I keep two large bottles of water in the fridge which I drink throughout the day, if there's any left I drink it before bed. I don't drink tea or coffee, the only hot drinks I have are hot water and the occasional low calorie drinking chocolate made with water. My hot water and chocolate drinks are extra to the water from the fridge so it soon mounts up.
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SUZANL 8/16/2010 11:40AM

    I don't drink enough water either! Maybe that's another reason I can not seem to lose weight! I like your suggestion of adding another glass per day. I'm going to try it also.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I continue to struggle with my relationship with my children. Yesterday evening went to a Bible study at church and was able to share with this group of wonderful, caring friends. They are so supportive - not judgmental and not full of advice.

Recently have been so tired again - I have arthritis - and when I am still for more than an hour, I hurt..... so do not sleep very long at a time......am up about every 2 hours and just walk around a bit. Then another "nap". But, I do find that I feel better when I exercise more. But, my "excuse" is that I am too tired to exercise. And so goes the vicious circle.

But when I exercise more consistently I do sleep better and am better able to cope with the family God had placed me in. I do love each of my children - they are each so individual and have such loving, caring hearts. But, also, they each have their issues with life. Don't we all!!!! And, my heart aches for each one.

So, my resolve is to get with the program and made a few commitments that will help me to be a better person - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have done this a number of times, but there are a couple more things I will do that I think will get me over the "hurdle" and into the life that God has for me.

I have read many of the things that SparkPeople have done to motivate them and they sound so good. But, I just read them and think 'What a great idea!!" and then go on as I always had, thinking about it and doing what I have always done - which a lot of the time is not much!!

The first thing I am going to do is a collage - have started one, but did not finish.
That is where I will start this week. Today is Wed. so will have time to do by the end of the week.

And, now it is time to get off this computer and get ready for work. Will see how this week goes!!

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MARTHA-ANN 8/12/2010 4:23AM

    Glad you had a lovely evening relaxing with your friends Barb, it'll have done you the world of good.
Sorry your arthritis is playing up, I know the feeling.....though mine's been very good since I fell and banged my knee a month ago, it hasn't hurt at all.
I was in talks with my doctor about having the knee washed out as he thought I might have a flake of bone in it which was causing the pain, the fall must have dislodged what ever was in the joint....not that I recommend falling.....lol.....too drastic!
Hope you have a good week

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Trying to Get More Steps in Each Day.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

My job of 30 years was mostly on a computer - after the mid 80's when the first laptops came out. Now work in the church office and am on the computer again!!

Don't like shopping at WalMart, but it is a big store and I do get lots of walking in - just looking for items. (We have a "new" store and feels like they have upset the apple cart - no rhyme or reason for the arrangement.

And, in the church I have been trying to take a lap around the church about every hour - including the stairs. Keep thinking i will take my pedometer and see how many steps I get in.

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MARTHA-ANN 8/5/2010 4:00AM

    Good for you, it's so easy to just sit there all day emoticon

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TURTLERAE55 8/5/2010 12:21AM

    When I increase my steps I take to long way to the rest room. I get up from my desk and open the door for my co-workers. Some times I go on another floor to use the bathroom, take a walk on my two breaks in the morning and afternoon. Plus walk on my lunch hour and my afternoon break.

I park away from the job and walk to the building. And when I find I need more steps when I come home I walk in my neighborhood when the weather is great or I walk the four floors in my building. Then I have added to walk in my enclosed garage to get my steps.

When I don't go out I walk around in my living room dining room and kitchen. I make a trail in my home.

Just a few suggestions.

Keep up the good work.
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DARRYLP67 8/5/2010 12:19AM

    you can do it emoticon

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Thinking about Some Changes

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Have been charting my food for a while - not very consistently tho. I really do not eat that much - just the wrong things. Yesterday breakfast was an English muffin and coffee. Lunch was left-over spaghetti (no cheese) and some salad. Dinner was a hamburger that we bbq'd on our new hibachi. emoticon Nothing later - just a glass of iced tea - sometimes I have a small bowl of fruit with a dab of ice cream (just got some peaches and they are not ripe yet.)

As I look over the nutrients, I am not getting enough protein. I do love cheese, but that really ups the calories. Others are low too, but protein is the most obvious.

I have made a few of the SparkPeople recipes and find them really good and easy. But, have not really done many. So, today am going to print out their grocery list and then look at the recipes recommended for this week - and fix at least two of them - will try to do more, but committing to two is what I know I will do.

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MARTHA-ANN 8/4/2010 5:32AM

    There are some lovely recipes on here but you get a lot of different ingredients to us so I have to adapt them.
I bought two 'Hungry-Girl' cookbooks after seeing some recipes and joining the Sparkteam but we can't get half of the ingredients and some of them I don't even know what they are!...so it's made for some interesting adaptations.....but I do get ideas out of it!
Hope you find some that work for you.

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BEESPARKLE 8/3/2010 11:22AM

    I find I had to print out shopping list.
I have. So much better.

I got not all things at once but some so it would not be so costly.

So as time went on. I have most things that is suitable for me.
To eat. I have tried other foods but I do not go into black beans, and some other things. I come close but not those.

Plus perfect for my 1200 calories -

So your going into the right direction.


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Had A Good Day!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Well, did get part of that house cleaning done. Cleaned the bathroom and mopped the kitchen.

Had to go by they post office to pick up stamps for the church. Getting to the post office today was quite a challenge - they are working on that intersection - again!!. Will be so glad when all the road work is done!! emoticon

This is the 100th Anniversary of the Pendleton Round-Up and they are really dressing out the town!! Will be nice when they are finished but can be a challenge getting around at times - we are not a very big town - so not many streets. Need to get pictures of the Round-Up grounds - I will not be going to the rodeo - but will be taking in some of the other things -- A couple of parades, all the vendor shops, and maybe Happy Canyon (this is a story of the Old West - done live - with Indian attacks, the Calvary to the rescue, and the Peace between the Indians and the Settlers.) There is even a "square dance" on horseback - It is quite the performance.

Got the hibachi put together and have the hamburgers ready to bbq this evening. Even picked up a watermelon.

Am knitting some this afternoon - but it is really too hot. I keep dropping stitches - so probably should just put it down until it cools off.

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MARTHA-ANN 8/3/2010 4:49AM

    You sound busy Barb.
I've finished up the housework except for cleaning the cooker but the gas man is coming for his yearly check-up on Friday so it'll have to be done...LOL...it's shameful when it isn't spotless for him and I did pork last night which has splashed all over!

The Pendleton round-up sounds good, can't wait to see the pictures!
Does it go on for the whole week?

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