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PUSH THAT TUSH – From Warrior Princess to Yoda

Friday, December 07, 2012

Yes…I’ve gone from Warrior Princess to Yoda.
Mother Nature has a cruel sense of humor, but
There is still a bright and a dark side to every stage of life.

When I was younger…I was totally into
NO PAIN NO GAIN and FAST WEIGHT LOSS
Looking back…that attitude got me a lot of self inflicted injuries.
That mentality leads many of us to get hurt and
then gain back most of what we worked so hard to lose.
DOUBLE OUCH

Now … that I look more like Yoda than Xena the Warrior Princess,
I am faced with the harsh reality that
My biggest victory is strength training my determination to
Get my Tush off the couch and pick up my dumbbells
So I can drop these pounds and slay those big numbers on the scale.
And since I avoid pain at all costs…I am not nearly as stupid as I once was.
I’m not as gun ho to work myself till I can barely move;
I prefer working a little harder every day and switching things
Around so that every part me gets a little stronger ...
maybe even a little better.
That's why I like the new SparkPeople Total Body Sculpting DVD.
It works for me.
I guess it’s true what they say…with age comes wisdom.

Food wise…I’m still struggling with my starch cravings.
I’m trying to finish off the parboiled rice I have left
{ I really love a little rice and beans}.
I stall my weight loss progress even limiting myself to 1 cup of rice a day,
And I need to remember that even beans are starch.
That’s just how starch sensitive I am.
I want to keep eating my bean based stews...
I'll cut back on all the other starches.

So I continue the weight loss battle And put up a good fight



May the force be with you
As well as the scale
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Watched another great DVD (this one had subtitles)
WATER
A Canadian film directed by Deepa Mehta (2005)
examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
Beautiful and touching.
The post script at the end makes you realize that the plight of women still exists.
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KANOE10 12/9/2012 7:28AM

    I love your photos. I hope your strength training is going well! The plight of the widows is a hard one in India. It sounds like a good film.

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MALEXANDER4 12/8/2012 7:23AM

    You know the old saying "back to the drawing board" well i'm there with ya. So lets get this yoda fellow off our backs once and for all.

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LEANMEAN2 12/8/2012 6:54AM

    I do love your happy attitude!

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GOPINTOS 12/8/2012 5:13AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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JANIEWWJD 12/8/2012 3:00AM

    Loved your picture!!! emoticon

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MIRFA71 12/8/2012 1:12AM

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The movie is a good one.

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ANNESYLVIA 12/7/2012 11:55PM

    There just has to be something in between Yoda and Xena? Buffy the Vampire slayer or SpakerElla the Scale slayer?

Okay whatever is takes to keep us motivated. Best of luck

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TERRI289 12/7/2012 11:33PM

    Go YODADS Go!!

Great blog, good thoughts for the weekend!!! Enjoy!! emoticon

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ARTJAC 12/7/2012 10:29PM

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CHOCOHIPPO 12/7/2012 10:05PM

    Excellent, keep it going! Stay tough!


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IMREITE 12/7/2012 9:59PM

    Wisdom is also an important part if being healthy also. i have noticed i have more success if i add strength training.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 12/7/2012 8:34PM

    Keep pushing!

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STRINGI719 12/7/2012 4:46PM

    Wishing you the best in conquering your cravings!

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LINDAK25 12/7/2012 4:06PM

    You're much prettier than Yoda! It's surprising how much wiser we become with age, isn't it?

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PCASEY7 12/7/2012 3:24PM

    So true!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/7/2012 2:29PM

    Fun poem!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 12/7/2012 2:22PM

    Enjoyed your blog - I have pushed too hard and now have hip and shoulder problems. Thanks for the reminder to take care - maybe I should start to remember to act my age!! Or at least - exercise for my age!!
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1CRAZYDOG 12/7/2012 1:26PM

    Awesome! HUGS Happy Friday.

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LOSTLIME 12/7/2012 12:44PM

    Keep pushing! You can do it!

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SAINTBETH 12/7/2012 12:34PM

    Love your photo! I think I'm R2D2.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 12/7/2012 12:19PM

    emoticon I have struggled with my weight most of my life but I am now coming tothe conclusion that I do not have to struggle but just enjoy life more. I lost weight when I was active and happier. I need to get the "force" back.

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DALID414 12/7/2012 12:12PM

    May the force be with you

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WALLAHALLA 12/7/2012 11:19AM

    oooh the age that comes with wisdom...can't have one without the other

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WOUBBIE 12/7/2012 11:04AM

    I absolutely agree. Every time I read a blog entry about someone aching from their workout or worse, getting injured, or ABSOLUTELY WORST, pushing themselves after already injuring themselves I just shake my head. To paraphrase an old adage, "Exercise in haste, repent at leisure!"

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COCK-ROBIN 12/7/2012 11:03AM

    and may the Force be with you as well!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/7/2012 11:03AM

    and may the Force be with you as well!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/7/2012 10:50AM

    I happen to love Yoda. LOL. Xena? Not so much.

I'm still trying to figure out what to eat. It is all too confusing.

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FISHINGLADY66 12/7/2012 10:37AM

    Somehow I have not been getting the message for your blogs. emoticon I really do enjoy your blogs. emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 12/7/2012 10:21AM

    Well done young padwan!

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CHRISTINASP 12/7/2012 10:11AM

    I never liked Xena, anyway!

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