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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:52:11 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745445 Another day of not getting in much exercise with having to visit my mom in the hospital. Wasn't a very good day to be out walking anyways with the heat and humidity. Still haven't gotten our cat in yet. Am trying to get a humane trap to use to catch her. She forgets that I know her weaknesses and I'm saving those for when we trap her. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4/10ths of a mile <BR> <BR> total burned: 221 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:26:48 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744694 Didn't get much of anything done yesterday as one of our indoor cats got out and I spent the good part of the day trying to get her in with no success. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> <BR> total burned: 188 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:43:12 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743942 Didn't get in as much as I would've liked yesterday due to having to go see my mom in the hospital. She should be getting out today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4.5 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 476 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:08:58 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743696 Got in what I could yesterday for a sunday. My mom is slowly improving and her levels are coming up to a more normal range. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 5.45 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 530 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:43:22 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742542 Didn't get much in with all that I had to do yesterday between the guild meeting, the grocery store and visiting my mom in the hospital. If you aren't aware of my mom being in the hospital please see my blog titled "prayer request". <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 394 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:36:58 EST Prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742316 My mom went into the hospital during the night last night with kidney problems and she was near being in a coma when they took her in. She's close to having ketoacidosis. She doesn't know who we are at this point. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:18:37 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741916 Had a decent day yesterday exercise wise. Got a little too hot and humid for me to walk as much as I would've liked. So I worked on my fiber spinning for today's guild meeting. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 5.4 miles walked <BR> <BR> Total burned: 542 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:07:21 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741229 Took advantage of a low humidity day and got some walking in. Would've liked to have gotten in more, but am trying to get some projects done before the weekend. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 8 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 684 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:23:01 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740522 Made the best out of a day of having to take care of my mom of whom isn't doing well. (yesterday was a very bad day for her) <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3 miles walked <BR> 35 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> <BR> total burned: 579 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:16:34 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739830 Got in what I could with the heat and humidity. We were under severe thunderstorm watch/warning most of the afternoon and evening. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.7 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 427 <BR> <BR> Have to go take care of my mom today so today will be a flop exercise wise. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:36:54 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739123 I am so ready for summer and it's heat and humidity to be over with so that I can get back to exercising regularly. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1.75 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 306 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:59:07 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738354 Another typical weekend day of activity with having to take care of my mom. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.9 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 449 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:26:59 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737677 Didn't get in as much as I would've liked yesterday with having to take care of my mom and be over there for several hours longer then I normally am. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 391 Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:09:21 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737153 Had a decent day of activity yesterday despite the high humidity. <BR> <BR> yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 6.9 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 636 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:49:35 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736482 Was able to get in a little more exercise yesterday, would've gotten in more if it hadn't been for the rain. Temps were in the 70s but still very humid. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 30 minutes raking <BR> 5.55 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 657 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:42:59 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735796 Got in what I could with having to take care of my mom. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 30 minutes raking <BR> 1/4 mile walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 323 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:59:46 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735064 With near record breaking triple digit temps yesterday I wasn't able to get in much exercise. Not willing to end up passed out in a ditch somewhere. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1/3 of a mile walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 226 Wed, 9 Jul 2014 05:35:46 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734299 Well the heat and humidity didn't get taken away with hurricane Arthur...dagnamit!! So am still trying not to get too overheated...that's hard when one gets hot flashes from perimenopause. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 2.75 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 368 Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:20:33 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733523 Got in what I could yesterday with having to take care of my mom. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 456 Mon, 7 Jul 2014 05:52:37 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732896 Was actually able to get in a couple of walks yesterday and it felt good. Am hoping to do the same today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 5.2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 523 Sun, 6 Jul 2014 05:52:53 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732311 Didn't get in as much activity as I would've liked yesterday, but did spend some time with hubby since we don't get much time together. We got some things done around the house that needed to be done. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.9 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 445 Sat, 5 Jul 2014 06:16:05 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731739 Another hot and humid day. I certainly hope this hurricane will take the heat and humidity with it as it passes by. Happy 4th of july to those that are celebrating it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.45 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 425 <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 06:42:18 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731053 Didn't get much of anything done yesterday with having to take care of my mom on a day with the heat index being 106. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 72 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 489 Thu, 3 Jul 2014 06:11:28 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730290 Didn't quite get mowing of the yard finished yesterday. Was simply way too hot to spend much time outside yesterday with the heat index being in triple digits. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1/4 mile walked <BR> 90 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 596 Wed, 2 Jul 2014 05:59:05 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729566 Opted out of the walks to get the yard mowed, got about half way done with having to come in to cool off and rehydrate. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4/10ths of a mile walked <BR> 125 minutes mowing w/ push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 748 Tue, 1 Jul 2014 05:59:52 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728811 Typical sunday exercise wise with having to take care of my mom. We may be putting her in a rehab facility for 30 days. Her dementia/alzheimers like symptoms are wearing us out on top of her fear of falling. The rehab won't help her confusion but at least it'll hopefully help w/the fear of falling. She had moments yesterday where she looked at me as if to say "who are you?" <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned:... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:08:46 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728166 Typical exercise day for a weekend of caregiving. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4.2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 457 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:07:43 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727594 Took it easy yesterday with the heat and humidity. Didn't want to overheat especially with the hot flashes already bothering me and no working air conditioner in the house (no money to buy a new one). <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 2.8 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned 392 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:38:50 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726852 Had a decent day of activity yesterday and have pretty much finished up the dirt pile. Will try and squeeze a little bit more out of the dirt pile today and then smooth out where the dirt pile was. <BR> <BR> yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3 miles walked <BR> 70 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> <BR> total burned: 790 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:24:12 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726088 Typical wednesday exercise wise with having to take care of my mom. High humidity has also returned. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 2 miles walked <BR> 10 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> <BR> total burned: 389 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:47:59 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725346 Had a decent day of activity despite the humidity returning yesterday. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 60 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> 4.45 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 834 <BR> <BR> Won't get anywhere near as much in today as I have to go take care of my mom, but will get in what I can. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:33:28 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724607 Was able to turn yesterday into a excellent day of activity since there was a lack of humidity. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 90 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> 4.55 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 1015 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:59:38 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723836 Had a pretty decent day exercise wise for a weekend day...was cool enough to be walking without sweating too badly. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 5.45 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 535 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:38:23 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723222 Got in what I could for a typical weekend day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4.9 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 512 <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:30:55 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722556 Had a good day of exercise yesterday, could've done more but had to get some things done in preparation for a guild meeting today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 25 minutes shoveling dirt (would've done more if the wheel on the wheel barrel didn't start acting up) <BR> 3.8 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 593 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:49:58 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721847 With the heat index up in the triple digits yesterday I didn't have much of an exercise day....didn't want to end up in the ditch passed out. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 15 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> 53 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> <BR> total burned: 546 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:57:01 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721104 Didn't get in much exercise yesterday with the heat and having to take care of my mom, but got in what I could. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> .35 mile s walked (not even a half mile) <BR> 35 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 370 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:45:24 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720371 Had a hard time getting motivated to do anything outside yesterday, but finally forced myself to. Have to go take care of my mom today and will try to finish up the front yard at some point. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 2.75 miles walked <BR> 55 minutes mowing <BR> <BR> total burned:603 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:39:18 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719570 Heat and humidity is in full force this week. Elected to skip most of my walking yesterday to get the backyard mowed with frequent breaks to rehydrate and cool off. Will do the front yard today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1/2 mile walked <BR> 136 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 796 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:37:11 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718852 Got in what I could with having to take care of my mom. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.2 miles walked <BR> 32 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 533 <BR> <BR> We've been having problems with my mom doing less and less and expecting us to do more and more for her. She's given up doing anything and expects us to make everything adapt to her. We now have in home care coming to help her out 3 days a week, she's upset by it but i... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:44:28 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718245 Yesterday was another typical saturday. At least my mom didn't try to break my arm yesterday. That's a first in months!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 343 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 06:50:15 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717648 Got in what I could yesterday before the rain hit. Would've done more if it hadn't been for the rain. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4.5 miles walked <BR> 25 minutes shoveling <BR> <BR> total burned: 644 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 06:50:56 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716967 Yesterday pretty much got washed out by rain and thunderstorms. So got in what I could. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 2.1 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 339 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 06:39:04 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716251 Tried to make the best of a busy hot and humid day yesterday. Got in what I could. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> .75 miles walked <BR> 62 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> <BR> total burned: 591 <BR> <BR> Hopefully the morning rain today will help loosen up the dirt pile that I'm working on distributing without making it a mud pile. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:46:10 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715449 Will definitely be glad when summer is over with so we can get rid of this heat and humidity. I'm not a heat and humidity loving person. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4.65 miles walked <BR> 45 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> <BR> total burned: 768 <BR> <BR> Will get in what I can today...between the heat and humidity and having to go take care of my mom. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:57:44 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714706 Was simply too hot to do too much of anything yesterday especially with our ac not working. We just have window units and can't afford to replace them at this time. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4.65 miles walked <BR> 32 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> <BR> total burned: 685 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:16:14 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713895 Got in what I could for a busy sunday over at my parents house. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.9 miles walked <BR> 30 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> <BR> total burned: 612 Mon, 9 Jun 2014 06:11:31 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712517 Didn't get in as much activity as I would've liked but still had a pretty decent day. Had to get some things ready for going over to take care of my mom. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 63 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> 5.6 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 901 Sat, 7 Jun 2014 06:14:18 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711822 Had a pretty decent day of activity yesterday, would've liked to have gotten more dirt spread then I did but didn't. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4.4 miles walked <BR> 82 minutes shoveling dirt <BR> <BR> total burned: 944 Fri, 6 Jun 2014 06:03:55 EST