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July Is Over


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Here we are again at yet the end of another month. Sometimes I wish time would slow down and then at times it can't go fast enough. Humans are such fickle creatures. emoticon

Did I accomplish anything that could be considered earth shattering? Probably not to some, but to me just getting through each day safe with family intact is an accomplishment.

As to personal accomplishments; I finally got back on the losing track and dropped 8 pounds 5 of them are new ones lost, 3 were repeaters, go figure! I started running a little bit with my walks. I'm still not thrilled with running, but it has helped with my goal of where I want to be, so over the course of the next few months I will try to run longer intervals and walk shorter ones. Now, I'm never go to run 100%, but going to keep it in the program. I've been doing strength training with dumb bells and the ball. That thing sure has a mind of its own at times. The dogs love watching me on it. Because the boxer has a wrinkled forehead she can come up with some great quizzical expressions! She makes me laugh so hard sometimes I have to stop and can't get going again. Well, laughter is good exercise, it does use a lot of different muscles! I've also been swimming at least twice a week, unfortunately that will be ending soon because of the approaching change in season. Now, if I won the lottery (have to buy a ticket first) I'd put in an indoor pool and take care of the season problem. I love to swim. Over all I am very happy with the way July is ending. I hope most of you can say the same thing.

My August plans at the moment; stay as cool as possible! I will stay with what is working and hope it continues. If it doesn't, I'll come up with a new plan. August, also means back to school for Joshua, so I'll have to re-organize my time schedule, oh what fun! This year is going to be tougher because the schools here don't start until September 1, so for 2 weeks I have to get him into school stuff while school kids are still here all day. This is going to be very interesting!

This weekend is going to be full of swimming and glass work. I've been neglecting the peacock, so I have to get back to it. With that said I need to get to it!

Have a great weekend, stay cool, and safe.
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SPIDER16 8/1/2010 6:45AM

    Fabulous weight loss Judy!!! Congrats on a great month of July and here's to your success in August emoticon

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GRALLEN 7/31/2010 9:27PM

    I was hoping to get into walk/jogging again but this dang heat, I just can't be out in it. I don't do well in the heat. So, I've incorporated ST 3 times a week just to shake things up a bit. My July could have been better weight wise but I think my overall routine was so mundane my body just wasn't "getting it". Hoping the ST will move some fat off. Stay cool, be cool.

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PJSTIME 7/31/2010 5:03PM

    Great job this month on the weight loss. I have totally slacked off on walking outside in this heat. You are doing a great job of still doing your walks

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KNITTABLES 7/31/2010 3:03PM

    congrat on the weight loss. I have 3 pound that I need to loss again. It never ends does. Great job on the running. Wishing Josh good luck when he goes back to school. Have fun doing the peacock. Hope August is a great month for you.

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LILYGAL 7/31/2010 2:59PM

    emoticon on the weight loss!!! I probably need to reassess myself and see where I can change up a few things. You are doing great and your energy never ceases to amaze me!!

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IUHRYTR 7/31/2010 12:59PM

    I've wondered about the peacock. Thought I'd missed the finished version somehow. I'm with you about how nice it would be to have access to a pool, especially in the brutally hot summers like this one. Congrats on the weight loss. -- Lou

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BUTEAFULL 7/31/2010 12:20PM

    hopefully those 2 school weeks will go as fast as July did and not burden you much
I'm still looking forward to the finished peacock, stained glass patterns work double as quilt patterns if you are up to that challenge, just something to keep in mind
enjoy the swimming while you can

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LINDA25427 7/31/2010 12:01PM

    You are amazing . I lost 3-lbs in July but they were the ones I gained back . Congratulations on the new pounds lost, way to go .I need to buy a lottery ticket too. I keep praying that when I scratch it off it will be for 100,thousand dollars .A miracle needed on the money front .Take care and keep running emoticon God bless . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COUNTRYJANE53 7/31/2010 11:52AM

    Keep up the good work! You are an energizer bunny!
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JLITT62 7/31/2010 10:38AM

    Never say never to a total run. I would've a few years ago . . .

Great job on the weight loss!

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LORETTA24 7/31/2010 9:47AM

    Congratulations on the weight loss. We all touch the lives of those around us. You must know how it is when we have a tough day and then someone says or does something to turn things around for us. Everyday we touch those around us knowing and not. Don't sell yourself short. Know that you effect others just by the way you live and treat those around. Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon

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TUFFYBIRD 7/31/2010 8:54AM

    Your energy is amazing SEK.

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OZARKMARY 7/31/2010 8:43AM

    emoticon on losing the "new" pounds. Hoping to get back on track after this weekend. My dear grandkids go back home and I will miss them, but need to concentrate on me again. Best of luck to you! emoticon mary

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