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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

i really need some new pics on this laptop or use the other computer.

ive been pretty disappointed in my working out lately. i get between 130-175 minutes in cardio, want to do belly dancing or yoga but just hit a wall and cant go farther.
oh well.. i know if i am meant to i will.
today got in 130 minutes walking with ms. leslie (exercise tv added another of her workouts so im not as bummed as i was) and arm strength training. i did like 15 or so crunches and said to hell with it. i have a bad headache so i cut myself some slack.

the scale is holding strong at 217.. thats good. ive been slacking on the calories. ive been around 1300 for the past two days which is really low for me. time has been getting away from me. today im at 1590 or something like that, which is also still low. but thats where i will stay because it is almost ten pm.

i am having a really hard time this winter. i dont know. the circulation issue makes my hands really hurt, and though i am used to it, it was really really really painful today, to the point where i almost couldnt do strength training because i was scared id drop the weight in my right hand.
surprisingly though that is NOT my biggest complaint about my body right now.
i crack everywhere. and the parts that dont crack by themselves i have to pop them myself to release the pressure that builds up partly from the circulation issue, partly from arthritis.
thats fine. im used to it. anyone that knows me knows i sound like a freaking bowl of rice krispies.
my problem is my knees. bending them to sit in a couch, if i dont stretch them out, they have to be popped about every 7 minutes. even sitting here with a slight bend, i have to crack them. it is really torking me off. it hurts, both before and after. if i dont or if i do.

wow. who knew i had such issues with that?? i know its been bothering me because my knees are painful but come on.

oh good news. my real age has been lowered. it was almost ten years older, and since i have been on this journey, ive been taking the test sporadically. i am now just a year older, not ten. thats a huge difference.

oh and, i had a great surprise this morning. duncan came running into the bedroom when he knew i was up. i mean, running full steam ahead, to give me a kiss. he actually sat right in front of me and just licked me so much. i actually felt my heart swell.

until later when i thought walter was coming in.. i had my back to the door, turned, expecting to see walt. it was dunc. yup. he got a scream in his face.
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    Doesn't winter suck?? I am not very fond of it, especially right now. Josh has a lot of joint issues, too, so right now, he is hurting most of the time. I try to work on his back and end up cramping up my hands...what fun. I am sorry that you are hurting! I hope that you feel better, and that the warm weather will come soon to help.

    Congrats, though, on lowering your real age! That is awesome!!! You are getting so healthy before long your joints are going to wonder if they are in the right body because they won't recognize it anymore...okay, that sounds really weird, but you know what I mean ;-)
    3395 days ago
    You really make me want to be stronger!!!! Thank you!!!
    3397 days ago
    that must be so hard dealing with your joints this time of year! i know warm weather can't come soon enough for me ;) congrats on 217!!! every pound is a party and i love celebrating with you. hang in there! hope you have a better time today with the rice crispy joints :)
    3398 days ago
    217 is awesome, dee! You are doing so great!
    3399 days ago
  • SUZY6281
    I'm sorry to hear about your joint issues. As active as you are, I never would have imagined that you had problems with that. Congratulations, though, on lowering your age. You are doing a great job.

    And 217!!!! You are officially halfway to your goal!!!

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    3399 days ago
    I understand how you feel about the winter i am having issues with it too!GRRR!Cant walk as much as i could if it was warmer out grr.Hopefully it will warm up soon!I hope it does there too for your sake!

    Keep it up you are doing awesome job!

    I am always email away when you need a friend.have a good weekend..Awww your dog sounds too precious!

    Hugs take well.
    3399 days ago
    You must be thrilled with your "real age" results. Do you ever really rest your body? Resting is just as important as exercising. You've got to give yourself a break. Do this for me right now... Straighten both of your arms in front of you... okay you there? Now cross your arms and wrap them around you and give yourself a big hug. Now say... I am beautiful, I need to nurture myself with rest. I will allow myself to relax & rest.
    3399 days ago
    I have arthritis in my left knee from an old sports injury and carrying too much weight hasn't helped, so I understand a bit of what you're going through. It definitely gets more annoying when the weather turns cold, but in my case, the exercise is helping a bit. Have you tried icing you knees when you're finished? I had to do that last summer when I aggravated my knee by getting a little too gung-ho with my cardio.
    3400 days ago
  • KIWI122
    Duncan is such a sweetie! I am sorry about the pain you go through with your joints. The cold weather can't be making things any better. Hang in there, though, you are doing so great!! emoticon
    3400 days ago
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