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Monday, May 26, 2014

It's Monday and it's the last week of May, time for the final push of awesome. It's time to make it the best week possible and stay as positive and motivated as we can. The weather is warm and there's just enough time to lose a few more pounds before month's close. For me, I'd like to get to 60 lbs by the 31st. Whether I do or not is okay either way because I'll get to 60 lbs sooner or later but this week would be nice! Some of my healthy endeavours this week:

I've started a vegetable garden! Just two small plots with a small selection of veggies, but it's my first time gardening and I didn't want to go too large. This should keep me busy, get me outside more, and it's another form of exercise, watering and weeding. And then when everything is harvested there will be fresh veggies for salads and we can also make some salsa with the tomatoes and peppers. So, this is pretty exciting for me and also a relaxing endeavour, spending a little bit of time in nature and doing something good for the family.

Another thing I'm up to this week is painting birdhouses. Just a little project to keep me busy and away from the food, and also it's fun. I enjoy painting and birdhouses are one of my most favourite things to paint. It's nice seeing them hanging outside afterwards all colourful and patterned. So this isn't exactly exercise but like I said it WILL keep my hands busy.

A big thing I'm trying to keep in mind this week. When boredom strikes, it's time to turn to exercise and not to food. I've been pretty consistently walking six miles a day, although there are a few days here and there where my son needs me and keeps me home and I only get about a half hour of walking in, but I'm doing pretty well with exercise. I even started doing some running on the treadmill to get in some vigourous activity. For some reason I'd rather run on the treadmill than run outside. But at any rate I'm certainly working up a sweat. And for stretching I'm doing yoga, but I'm not really getting any weight training in so that's something I need to start working on. It can be one of my projects for the week to find a weight training program that I like and can stick to.
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    Enjoyed the blog. Your positive attitude shines through.
Thanks for sharing the ideas about dealing with boredom.
I like the birdhouse idea very much!

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2BDYNAMIC 5/30/2014 11:34PM

    WOW--I love this blog! emoticon ........ It's funny cause this week I got lots of plants and planted them out front in the most beautiful border, with hanging basket and planter, yada yada and I thought ............ "I got so busy that even got hungry but kept saying ............. in a bit we'll eat" but it really is a detour from the table or snacking ........... and I love the idea of painting birdhouses ....... (I bought a small one this week-in the garden) ............ do you make them or buy the and then paint them? ......... sounds great! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 5/30/2014 8:25PM

  emoticon on planting your vegetable garden. You won't be sorry. They taste so much better when you raise them yourself. It sounds like you are doing an excellent job with your exercise. emoticon

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DWORB415 5/29/2014 10:06PM

    I recently started a vegetable garden as well and I love it! Gardening is so relaxing and I love being able to eat from what I grow in my own yard. Keep it up!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/28/2014 12:02PM

    as usual a great blog love.with lots to think about. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Thank you for sharing!..your blog is very inspiring
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STRONGERLEANER 5/27/2014 11:00PM

    I love your positive attitude. Adapting your plan as you go is smart!

Hoping you have an incredible last week of May.

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EMMACORY 5/27/2014 7:52PM

    I love your title for this blog. Enjoy all those veggies! emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 5/27/2014 3:53PM

    oooooo, this is so exciting!

I want to grow herbs and sprouts. We love sprouts on everything and I can't find them in stores, so...As for the herbs, they are so much better fresh. Anyway, I can appreciate your gardening efforts. You ROCK!

As for exercise instead of food when we're bored, well, my goodness, what a great idea! I'll be stealing that concept, thank you very much.

Strength training--have you ever thought of bands? I use Rubberbanditz because they are a continuous loop so I don't snap myself in the eye (yep, I'm like that) while I'm working out and I can take them everywhere I go...Just a thought.

Anyway, you are on a roll, Kiddo, so keep up the great work. Who knows where you can go from here, right?

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PATRICIA-CR 5/27/2014 10:36AM

    Wonderful daily plans! Being peacefully busy is one of the best therapies against food.

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JACKIE542 5/27/2014 12:18AM

    emoticon Keeping yourself busy with so many wonderful things, love gardening too, great to have all those healthy veggies, also love my birdhouses, just never had any birds move in, don't know why. Good luck with your goal. emoticon emoticon

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KOHINOOR2 5/26/2014 11:37PM

    emoticon Great blog. Keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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KAYDE53 5/26/2014 11:29PM

    Great blog! Love to grow veggies too,so much better! I'm sure you will make your goal! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEBIRD63 5/26/2014 11:20PM

    What an inspiring blog!

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BEFIT014 5/26/2014 11:11PM

I have a vegetable garden, also. This year we went with pots. We've planted in the ground for the last 7 years and the last couple years I noticed the veggies weren't as good looking as they used to be. I assume we depleted the soil so we're fertilizing and tilling real good right now. But so far the garden is doing great in pots. We've already gotten 6 tomatoes and 2 zucchini, with lots more on the way.

I have several birdhousesand feed the birds daily. I love watching them! Painting birdhouses sounds like an interesting hobby. I might have to check into that, too!

"When boredom strikes it's time to turn to exercise not food". Ain't it the truth?! emoticon

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WHYTEBROWN 5/26/2014 10:32PM

    emoticon blog!! I love your quotes!! emoticon to you being all productive and putting the rest of us to shame. Just kidding. Your gardening and painting sound emoticon though. emoticon also on ALL your other activity!! I have but one word!! WOW!! Continue being an inspiration!! emoticon emoticon

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 5/26/2014 8:54PM

    Your doing emoticon Keep up the great work!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/26/2014 8:38PM

    ((((HUGS)))) and awesome job. You're doing so well.

Happy Memorial Day and never forget those who fought and died for the freedoms we have, our vets and those who continue to bravely serve. Thank you!

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GRLTAZ 5/26/2014 6:57PM

    You are doing wonderful. keep it up !

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RASPBERRY56 5/26/2014 6:56PM

    Keep up the great work!

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ICECUB 5/26/2014 6:40PM

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