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Bossy Daughter Says "NO!"

Monday, September 14, 2009

THIS is my darling, sweet, shy, mousy daughter. Can you tell from the photo that I am joking?

I have been really doing well with earning fitness points, and my body shows it. EXCEPT for my arm flaps.

Arm flaps are the nemisis of all women. They serve no purpose, they don't ask to come aboard, and just jiggle around. Unless of course, I put on an arm killing long sleeve top of one sort of another, which holds down the jiggles, but brings numbness to the fingers.

My flaps could qualify as wings. I am aware that if I hold my arms straight out from the sides and a big wind blows, I will probably take off.

I have seen all thos exercises that claim to make the flaps go away. I have read those articles that say your body chooses where to loose its' stored fat. Why is it that by doing all these exercises the flaps don't go down??

I can lose fat in my feet and ears, for Pete's sake, but whatever was God thinking about when He decided the backs of women's arms would be a good fat depository??

Maybe that decision falls under the category of Male Thinking and Getting Even.

So here is my situation. Bossy Daughter says I can't count any work out points for cutting my own hair, even though it causes me to keep lifitng those flaps for a good half hour, which is more torture than water boarding. No wonder I don't like getting my hair cut. I do it better than most people, but avoid it like the plague because of those damned heavy flaps.

Now I ask YOU! Don't you think she is just being plain ole MEAN?? I think so.

But I can't convince HER! Remember, she and Ms. Smarmy are on the same side. One yammers at me to do the right thing while the other just stands there, smirking in her perfect body. They both need sound slapping.

If I did that, though, I would lose favor in my son in law, (He who believes anything I do is just fine) too big of a risk. He is my main supporter, never finds fault in anything I do, and has the greatest smiles for me.

Sometimes DH sides with Bossy Daughter and Ms. Smarmy. Then I am in REAL trouble! I can't rely on Winsten or the catty girls to come to my rescue, either.

Yesterday I did three miles on my walk, bringing my walking challenge total for the month of September up to 26. Then I gardened for 3 1/2 hours, getting beds ready for winter. That in itself is no easy task, and my hands are destroyed.

Today I am getting out the rake and shovel and going to really clean my house, getting it all fixed up for Autumn. I will cut my hair today, and NOT count those points (even though I believe them to be legit!) and I will play the Oldies Rock and Roll loudly while I do all of it.

Can I wear the pedometer while I am working?? Huh? HUH? Pretty Please????
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  • SUZY6281
    Umm.. I'm pretty sure that lifting arm flaps is in the same category with cross training...

    I'd count it, but then again, I don't have bossy daughter watching me.

    3172 days ago
    I'm afraid i would have to apply for membership! Bossy Daughters think they know it all, and I have one too! However, she is the one who got me here, and is my biggist cheerleader.
    3175 days ago
  • GEINAHG0757
    My daughter calls mine my "chicken wings"! Great blog...got my day off with a laugh.

    3175 days ago
  • RENA1965
    lol flapping my wings here too!
    3175 days ago
  • THOMS1
    I always wear my pedometer when I work. A person is supposed to get over 10,000 steps in a day and I get at least 7500 of those on my three mile walk every morning so I wear my pedometer all day long to make sure I get in at least 10,000 steps. And no, I don't think you can count cutting hair as fitness minutes, but standing does burn calories. I have arm flaps to and don't really know how to get rid of them. I wonder if they do a surgery for that. Maybe when I lose the rest of my weight............ emoticon
    3175 days ago
    Good idea, an "arm flapping" group. Need to find great ways to rid us of them.
    3175 days ago
    Sandi, you are so funny. You are always trying to sneak points and miles in for your activities. Hey, if were up to me, I'd say go ahead and add them. There is an online site that will calculate calories for dozens of everyday activies though. Small consolation, but you could at least count how many calories you're burning. Personally I think holding your arms up for a half hour could be some kind of isometric or strength training exercise.
    3175 days ago
    You are too funny. We should start an "arm flapping" club.

    3175 days ago
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