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11/7/11 8:46 A

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I should be getting it today or tomorrow. I'm pretty excited!


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11/7/11 7:33 A

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I use Walk away the pounds too. It's a pretty good filler for those days when you can't get outside or don't want to go to the gym.

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11/3/11 1:29 P

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Good, I think you'll like it. Claireese that is on the ND site, uses her DVDs a lot too. I've been trying to get my sister to do them, but haven't convinced her yet.

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11/3/11 12:54 P

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I just went on Amazon and bought a walk away the pounds dvd. I'm very excited after reading all the reviews and talking to you, Cheryln!


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11/2/11 8:51 P

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I don't recall the amount of calories burned on those videos. If you input "low impact aerobics" in the cardio tracker, it will pop that up and say (walk away the pounds also) and give you the amount based on your minutes. It doesn't take into account using the bands for ST, but I figure that's just a bonus.

Kind of surprising to me, I am getting quite attached to my kitty. She was spayed and declawed last week and seems to be doing well. We sure went through a whole lot of scratched up body parts until then LOL.

I used to have a Sheltie and miss her a lot, and the poodle I finally got attached to also, but he was such a little bugger. It took almost 3 years before he would quit pottying in the house even though I took him out constantly, drove me nuts.

I'm not good at many of the games myself so that's another good reason WATP works good for me.

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11/2/11 6:50 P

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I'm not much of a video gamer. My son has a lot of games. I tried the wii fitness coach because it had some really great ratings. I like it a lot.

I'll have to look into the walk away the pounds videos! They sound great for days I don't have an hour to burn the calories I need to. About how many calories do you burn doing a session?

My brother would agree with your former trainer. He says that consistency is the key. That's really hard to do in this house, however. My son loves the dog, but he's young so he can't help much. My boyfriend loves the dog, but isn't very good at disciplining her. It's mostly just me doing the work with her. I love her to death, and have no idea what I'd do with my days if she wasn't around. I wish she'd stop trying to hurt me, however.

I looooove cats. I have two. They are the sweetest animals. A kitten is a lot of work, but totally worth it! Once she hits about a year old, she'll hit maturity, and you'll have one of the best pets ever. Since you've never had a cat before I'll tell you that you need to get her fixed as soon as possible (unless you plan on breeding her). Once she starts going into heat, she'll drive you insane with her howling, or she may even ruin your furniture and carpeting. If she's a strictly indoor cat (and you're positive that you'll never put her outside), get her front paws declawed. Once they heal, they don't even notice that the claws are gone, and that will keep her from shredding furniture, walls, and other things.


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11/2/11 6:08 P

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One time I took the poodle we had to obedience training and they stressed how important it was for everybody involved with the dog to be consistent with the commands. My daughter was young and I didn't care for the dog at the time, so we were definitely not consistent. Good luck with yours. Maybe just lots of patience and time will help. Now I have a 4-month-old kitten and she has been a handful...I've never had a cat before.

Walk away the pounds are video's put out by Leslie Samsone. She has many different ones. Each 15 minutes equals a 1 mile walk. The ones that I like the best right now came with some rubber "bands" so I get some light strength training with it too. It is something that can be done inside during the winter or any time when one finds the time...another good thing about them. And the wii is good for that too. Do you have many Wii games?

Maybe try alternating ice and eat on your ankle.

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11/2/11 6:00 P

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Thanks Cheryln...

She's a great dog, but is in desperate need of some manners. She was pretty much ignored for her whole first year of life, so she has some issues. She's not really in training classes. My brother is a dog trainer. I tell him the behavior I want to fix, he tells me what to do, I do it. My boyfriend has tried to help, but the dog doesn't listen to him. I keep telling him that he needs a "mommy" voice to train the dog--he doesn't find that as funny as I do.

I didn't get all of my exercise in. I'm still in desperate need of a walk, but my ankle is swollen, so I'm afraid that if I push it today, I won't be able to do anything tomorrow. It's ok though. I'll burn all my calories for the week. I'll just have to work it out on Saturday or Sunday.

What is Walk Away the Pounds?


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11/2/11 5:46 P

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wow, sorry to hear about your horrible day. Congratulations to you for keep on trying inspite of all the road blocks. You got some exercise done, so pat yourself on the back for that and for not giving up. Good thing you have that dog in training classes, sounds like she/he definitely needs it, that doesn't sound like a good situation for you otherwise.

Keep on keeping on!

My day wasn't too bad, still need to get some more cardio in, but need some more. I will do some Walk Away the Pounds tonight. My day consists of way too much sitting at a desk.

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11/2/11 3:54 P

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I had a really rough day. I knew when I woke up this morning that it wasn't going to be an easy day to do my fitness minutes. I run all my errands, get lunch, let my food settle while I get some school work done, and then decide it's time to start some cardio. I put in my game (wii fitness coach), and get everything set up. It's my fitness assessment day. I put on inches in a couple places, and a couple pounds--even though I'm pretty sure I'm doing everything right.

Ok, whatever...just keep going, right? Right.

I start my warm-up. Feeling better. Starting to get into it, and I twist my ankle and fall on my ass. Peachy. Still not going to let it get to me. Got back up and got going. I mean, heck, I was in the military for six years--I can ignore a little pain. Got through the 30 minutes of that, and decided to take the dog for a walk for another 30 minutes to get in my burned calories.

Go to leash the dog, and she starts going batty. She really, really, really wants to go. After 10 minutes of fighting her to get her calmed down, we leave for our walk. By the way, fighting a 50 pound boarder collie/australian shepherd mix should be a fitness category. Five minutes into the walk, we meet another dog, and off she goes to "crazy dog that doesn't know how to keep her cool around anyone outside of the family" land. (She's going through leash and socialization training right now. For a smart dog, she's not so bright.) She pulls so hard on the leash, she rips skin off two of my fingers, and rips half of a fingernail off another (past the quick).

Screw this, I'm going home.

I rip hanging skin off two fingers, clean and bandage all three of them, and now I'm sitting here with a sore ankle and hand thinking, today sucked....


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