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Stuck inside exerciseless

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

We got our big storm two days ago, 9 inches of snow (drifting) and -13 to -17 temps. Sunday I kinda gave into it, didn't do much. What is the harm, I already got my steps for the week. I managed to get 2600 steps the whole day and ate like crap. Yesterday the cold temps actually did hit and we had snow to shovel. Between shoveling and running all over the place I got 7500 steps. Then I did half a amazon prime dance video. Finished the day off at 11000 steps. So there ya go, stuck in the house, no exercise equipment, exercise is still possible. It wasnt very fun, kind of silly actually. The front cover said "Learn the newest and best dance moves out today!" HA you might get beat up if u take those to a club. But sure why not, they did what they were supposed to do. The gym has normal hours finally today. I can get back to my routine again. I haven't been to a class since Friday. I so so so so so so miss sweating and seeing my gym friends.

Speaking of gym friends. This is my friend Ty, I met her in water aerobics 4.5 years ago at the height of her weight. She is currently down 125 lbs, I think she is still trying to losing around 75 or so. Anyway she did it by using her exercise bike before work everyday and getting a little dog to go on walks with. She also follows a low carb diet. She used to have horrible migraines where she would end up in the hospital for days at a specialized clinic in Chicago. They have almost completely gone away since she dropped her weight down. She just looks so much happier now. I thought I would share her pic with my friends to inspire you guys, so proud of her.

On a non low carb note I have decided I wanna try baking a different kind of bread each week this year. I got this book called Arisen Bread in 5 minutes. Someone at my work recommended it to me. Only crappy thing is most of the recipes make 8 loaves, perfect if you have a big family. So far I have halved the recipe and given half to someone else. Might work on quartering the recipes. Anyway here is my first one, Potato, rye pheasant bread. I just love making bread from scratch, such a fun art form. Watching the yeast react and watching the time pass and seeing the bread double in size and tasting your science project. It's all just really fun to experiment with.

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WETPTARMIGAN 1/8/2014 12:25PM

    Congrats to Ty!

Re: bread--you can always freeze some loaves, though that means you don't get to bake so often. I love my bread machine, whether I let it do the whole job or do the final knead and rise myself.

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PHEBESS 1/7/2014 10:23PM

    Wow, Ty is doing great!

And when it's too hot and humid outside, or too rainy, I pop on my iPod and dance away - I'll never win a dance contest, but I have fun doing my own thing. And burning cals!

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    I'm also exercising inside. My hubby said I am not to go outside. LOL. They found someone froze to death in their car at Olney. My hubby made me call my son to make sure he was okay. His water is frozen.

Ty is beautiful!! She has done an amazing job.

I'm not good at making bread. My hubby is the bread baker here. But I can't have bread any more.

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COOP9002 1/7/2014 1:06PM

    Your friend has made quite a transformation. Blessings.

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/7/2014 9:40AM

    Wow, Ty looks terrific. Congrats to her!

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