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Title: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on January 19, 2010, 09:23:20 pm
When I finished a marathon last October (very slowly, somewhat painfully!) I had a few people say on the forum - 'hey I've done half marathons; now maybe I'll try a full." or "I used to run and need to get back into it." When Patrick finished his half on Sunday, i heard someone say, "I need to try Houston half one of these days." It's encouraging to think that when one of us tries something post op, we can help others maybe try the same.

I am a very UNdisciplined runner. I think many times people think of runners as these super fit, slim, fast people who are on this runner's high. Well, that's not me! A lot of the time I don't even like running! I never run just for the sheer joy of it all.  I run because I stupidly or crazily do things like sign up for half marathons or marathons just to keep me training! Without this impetus, I'm not sure if I'd ever run. To clarify - I do like it most of the time once I get going and get warmed up and just get my butt out the door. And when I'm done with a run I'm ALWAYS happy I did it and feel generally better about things, like I've accomplished something, etc.

So I thought I could start this thread (kind of a continuation of the NY's resolution thread) so that we could share our goals or what we'd like to try to do. This is not just for those who would like to do distance - it's great if someone sets a goal of a 5K or just to start walking regularly, or exercising, etc.

Here's what I've found helpful as I've gotten more serious about running:
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Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on January 19, 2010, 09:40:18 pm
part 2 i'm not trying to write a book here, it's just when my post got long, the screen started doing weird things.

Here's what I've found helpful as I've gotten more serious about running:
-get a running friend or partner. if you can't find anyone, join or check into road runners clubs of america. they have chapters all over the country. i'm a member of my local running club. in the DC area alone, there's the DC road runners, montgomery county road runners, howard county road runners; there are 'road runners' in every county around here. when i went to FL last summer on vacation, i checked into running with the ft myers road runners (although on vacation, i never felt like getting up early and running with them).
These road runners chapters have all speeds of runners - from those who are trying to Boston qualify to 'back of the pack' groups. They have training groups for 5k's, 10k's, half and full marathons. The one i'm in has a training group for beginning runners, for women and for walkers.

-subscribe to Runners World or go to their website. I used to see this magazine (which almost always features 'plastic looking perfect people' on the cover) and think it was just for fast runners and so wouldn't be helpful for me. It appeals to and helps all runners. They have a section just for slow runners and a section for beginners. They have training tips and diet / food info, shoe info, race info, stories, all kinds of info. Their website has all kinds of specific info as well, info on injuries, etc. It's a great magazine.

-if you're going to run, get a GOOD pair of shoes. this really helps in the injury department. i've found it helpful to go to a running store (not just target or whatever) and talk to someone that is used to helping runners find a good shoe that fits their gait or style or whatever. it's a little more expensive but is worth it. also, get good socks.

-if you're moving from doing a half marathon to doing a marathon, i think a training group is really necessary and very helpful. when you have to knock out weekly long runs it's so helpful to have a group or person to talk to pass the hours and also stay accountable to (like when you'd rather stay in bed on saturday morning).

i'm sure others have great advice to share or we could share some goal races we'd like to try, etc.
happy running, walking, etc
keri
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on January 20, 2010, 04:01:22 pm
Great idea Keri!

I was training with Team in Training back in 2005 when I found out I was pregnant with Erika, so there went that idea.  Then there was the move to TN and the AN...always something.  I want to pick up and start running again, but the hard part is the kids.  What the heck do I do with them while I'm running?  We did just join the YMCA so hopefully that will work out (they offer free child care).

As you know (thank you!), Paige, my 7 year old is doing "Operation Smile - Final Mile" with her school.  The kids run the Virginia Beach Shamrock Marathon but instead of doing it all at once, they have from now until March to do one mile at a time on their own and then they do the final mile together at the actual event.  It's to raise money for Operation Smile, a charity that provides medical care to children born with facial deformities, such as cleft lip.  So, we've been doing some walking together and will work up to running.

I'm also planning to do the "Run for Aaron" 5K in South Jersey in April.  It's a memorial run for my nephew who passed away when he was 10 years old.  (You should come up for that - it's not too far for you - and all the old Italian ladies cook the pasta dinner the night before and lots of goodies for after the race!).

I don't particularly like running either and I won't do it unless it's for a good cause (other than my staying healthy).

I credit the forum and the start of the book club with getting me back into reading more -so maybe this is what I need to start running!

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on January 20, 2010, 06:36:08 pm
Great posts Keri and Lori. I'm more like you guys than you think...I don't just love to run all the time either, but I know it's good for me. It's tough getting motivated sometimes. I have to have a reason or an event to shoot for. If I don't declare to people in writing that I'm going to do something like long distance running or biking events, I probably wouldn't do it. I think you're right that for me to be able to run a full marathon after only doing 3 halfs, it's going to take a lot of motivation, and a training group sounds like a great idea.

My next goal (as it has been every year for the last 7 years) is to ride my bike 170 miles from Houston to Austin in support of raising funds for those afflicted with MS. I'm starting that training with my bike partner this weekend. The actual ride is in mid-April.

Oh and Keri, I know you've had to have some discipline to be able to run a full marathon, and I don't care what pace you run. I know what it takes to run a half, so I'm in awe of those that have run 26.2 miles all at once.


Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: cindyj on January 22, 2010, 08:47:18 am
Good thread, Keri!  As some of you know, I did a 1/2 marathon on Halloween (one year post op)...have been training for another one in Feb in Florida (a breast cancer fundraiser).  There are four of us who have been training together for months - I could NOT do it without them.  It makes such a difference to know that someone is out on the path waiting for you - otherwise, I'd always be coming up with excuses to not train.  We alternate fast walking and jogging- very new to me to run, but I'm enjoying it...well, mostly ;)

For a gentler type of exercise (and much more fun), Brad & I have just started dance lessons at our local rec center.  It's the West Coast Swing - we are terrible, but it is great fun and we really do feel like we get a bit of a workout with it.

Know we have our standup paddler, Bob, and a number of runners and bikers and horse riders.  Hope to hear from more of you about what you're doing!  Donnalynn, you were doing some indoor rock climbing there for awhile - I'd love to try that!  What else, y'all?

Cindy
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: NancyMc on January 22, 2010, 03:01:45 pm
I cross country skied to my mailbox the other day.
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on January 22, 2010, 04:19:57 pm
Nancy,

You get extra credit for that!   :D

I have some snowshoes that haven't gotten much use since I left Upstate NY.  Want me to send them to you?

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Jeanlea on January 22, 2010, 04:25:24 pm
Keri,
Your letter sounded a lot like me and how I feel about running. I ALWAYS like it when I'm done too. Running with other people makes it muc more fun.  I run with 2 or 3 other friends.  We keep each other motivated.  This summer we are planning  on running in a 50 mile relay.  It's a cancer fund-raiser.  We invited my daughter to run with us.  She can be fast while we do our slow runs in between.  :-)  Somewhere I read that the only difference between jogging and running is your attitude.  I'm consider myself a running...albeit slow.  Anybody ever gets to the UP of Michigan I can show you some fun routes to run. 

Jean
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on January 22, 2010, 08:39:10 pm
it's great to hear what everyone's doing...

lori, pick me up on the way to jersey for the 5k! i hope your daughter is having fun getting her miles in before the shamrock. maybe it'll tire her out a bit??!  and my hubby isn't running the half; he and his buddies didn't sign up in time and the race filled up.

patrick - i figured you'd be doing the bike thing soon. i hope it's better weather this year. didn't you get flooded out for half of it last year?

nancy - i would love to learn to cross country ski. but we never have enough snow. well, we did in dec and half of jan. now it's about all gone.

cindy and jean - i remember y'all posting about your half marathons before. keep us posted on how it's going with your upcoming events. it is helpful to have friends/family to run with, although i used to think i was just fine running alone. usually i do during the week, but long weekend runs are harder.

patrick - i know you're all geared up for biking long mileage and i hope you still get time in for running so you don't have to rebuild all your mileage when you do your marathon next year! i'm not much of  a biker, but i wish i made more time for it.
ok, tomorrow i need to do a long run since i signed up for a marathon in mid april. i'm not running with a group tomorrow because of scheduling and will go it alone. i need to do 15. come tomorrow, i'm going to want to just stay at home and drink coffee and eat waffles. so i'm posting it here so hopefully i'll go through with it!

have a good weekend! happy running, walking, dancing or whatever!
keri
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on January 22, 2010, 09:10:03 pm
Tell you what, Keri....you go run and I'll stay home and eat waffles and drink coffee for you!  It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.  I'm willing to take one for the team!   ;D

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on January 22, 2010, 10:02:59 pm
Keri, yes we got flooded out of our first day of the MS ride last year....hope that doesn't happen again.  I'm forcing myself to start the bike training tomorrow with a 40 mile ride....there, I said it like you did. I will do it (unless it's raining). I expect to hear about your long run tomorrow.

Lori, just a suggestion, but go walk a couple of miles first, and then you can even have an extra waffle or pancake. 

Let's all get out there and do something.

Patrick
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: NancyMc on January 23, 2010, 12:47:02 pm
We went cross county skiing on the lake this morning.  Gorgeous!  Now, if I could do that for the next ten days, I might be able to get my bathing suit on in St Croix without horrifying the residents.  Off to a potluck eating marathon now.
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Jeanlea on January 23, 2010, 05:04:17 pm
I'm reporting in.  Didn't run 15 miles like Keri, but I did run 3 miles with my friends today.  I'll be happy when the weather gets warmer. At least the snow has melted off the roads for the moment. 

Jean
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on January 23, 2010, 07:30:34 pm
Patrick,

Wish I'd read your suggestion BEFORE I ate the pancakes!   :D

My only workout today involved doing my taxes and paying bills.  My fingers, eyes and brain are very well exercised now - I think I'll give them the day off tomorrow.

Nancy, I used to cross country ski all the time when I lived in Upstate NY.  I still have my skiis, but they don't get much use since I've moved south.  But if it ever does snow here - I'll be the only one prepared! 

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on January 23, 2010, 07:35:01 pm
OK...reluctantly joining this thread...I have really packed on the pounds and haven't been to the gym since before Thanksgiving and not near as dedicated as I was last year (well, never got back as dedicated as I was before I had the T3 & all those problems).  I have a sprained ankle right now, but hope to start going again when it is a bit less bruised & swollen.  HELP!  I need some accountability and encouragement!

K
*still sitting in the chair for a bit longer...*

PS - I did take a child to a BD party, coach a 1st grade BB game, take a girly to figure skating (lots of walking - NOT good for ankle) and raced to a funeral - does that count for anything?
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on January 23, 2010, 08:19:03 pm
Ok..I'm reporting in with a 41 mile bike ride earlier today. Last 20 miles were against the wind....kind of tough, but temp was nice around 70.

Lori, guess I'll give you a break since you did your taxes....that can be pretty exhausting.

Good job on the run Jean.

Nice going on the skiing Nancy.

And yes, Kay...all those activities do count for something....I'll give you a break too. Make sure that ankle is healed before doing too much.

Keri....how'd the long run go?

Patrick

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: anissa on January 23, 2010, 08:20:59 pm
Ok, I'm also reluctantly joining this thread.  I wanted to do the Turkey Trot last year, 5k walk/run but I had my kidney stuff and now that that's taken care of I really have no excuse.  I used to love to run and I know I can figure out a way to do it again.  I am starting with Biggest Loser the Wii game to get moving and as soon as the weather cooperates I'm going to head to the track at the school.  I would love to do any kind of an organized walk/run, I need some of that kind of accomplishment in my life right now!  

Nancy, I love to hear about your lake and cross-country skiing.  I've tried it once, CC Skiing.  Its some hard work but so satisfying!

Keep up the good work everybody!
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on January 23, 2010, 09:09:15 pm
While I can't guarantee I'll make my goal of becoming a runner again, I have started to walk and I'm hopeful that will be what finally gets me motivated.  Clocked 90 minutes this evening.  The biggest challenge will be seeing if I actually continue - I usually just have good intentions  ::)

Speaking of good intentions - anyone doing a walk, run, etc., for charity please PM me the details.  I can't guarantee that I'll fund every one of them, but it's a New Year and I'm looking for tax deductions and my favorite form of deduction is charitable contributions.  So if you have a good cause, please don't hesitate to send me a link, info., etc.

Lori -

I have two words for you Turbo Tax.  I'm a degreed accountant, but not a tax accountant, and for years I did my personal returns by hand.  A colleague who's a lawyer told me about Turbo Tax about 5 years ago and now I can't live without it.  If you haven't already, check it out.

Jan

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on January 23, 2010, 09:50:14 pm
I am another Turbo Tax fan. The first year that my husband and I were married I did our taxes manually, as I had done successfully for all of my adult life to that point, but made an error that cost us additional taxes plus penalty. Ouch. The next year I bought what was then called MacinTax and have bought it every year since.

It now comes with five free electronic submissions. What a bargain.

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on January 24, 2010, 10:45:13 am
Jan, I do use Turbo Tax and have for years.  It's the best thing since sliced bread for those of us who can't do math!

Today I'm hoping to get outside in the mild weather and take my lazy dogs for a nice long walk.  It should be a relaxing walk until one of them sees a squirrel or a cat and then I think I'll be finishing that 5K sooner than planned.

I will be so happy to get my Wii fit out of storage - I really had fun with that before we moved, but now, trying to figure out which box the movers put it in and where that box might be located in the storage unit would be more exercise than anyone needs.

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: anissa on January 24, 2010, 04:09:28 pm
Yoga today.  Trying to figure out where I can get out and walk with my kids.  I live in the country and while we don't have much traffic what we do have flies by at 50+ mph.  If it was just me it would be fine but with little ones...  Am I making excuses or what??
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: sgerrard on January 24, 2010, 07:12:28 pm
The only thing better than Turbo Tax is Turbo Tax Online. Nothing to buy or install, just do it all online, and give them an account number. The rest is magic.   8)

Steve
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on January 24, 2010, 08:36:53 pm
Interesting.  Nothing to buy or install?  How can that be?  They just let you use it for free?  That just doesn't sound right.

Please explain - and then we should stop hijacking this thread before Phyl cracks down on us  ;D

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on January 24, 2010, 09:10:46 pm
I'm saying it here or I won't go...I'm going to yoga/pilates in the morning. It's mostly mat & I'll just do what I can w/ my ankle. It's better & I figure something is better than nothing!

K  ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: sgerrard on January 24, 2010, 10:20:43 pm
Interesting.  Nothing to buy or install? 

I meant you don't need a CD or anything. You do need to give them a way to bill you.

Steve
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: NancyMc on January 25, 2010, 06:38:20 am
Snowshoed around the yard yesterday with the dog.
Each winter seems longer than the last.  Time to turn into a snowbird.
How's that furnace, Steve?
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: cindyj on January 25, 2010, 06:40:56 am
I'm saying it here or I won't go...I'm going to yoga/pilates in the morning. It's mostly mat & I'll just do what I can w/ my ankle. It's better & I figure something is better than nothing!

K  ;D

Yes, even a little bit helps!  They say ("they" who ;) ) that even doing just 10 minutes of some type of physical activity can have great effect.  You've said you're going, Kaybo, so let us know that you did!  We're watching :D

Nancy, once again, I'm so jealous - you get to do and see the coolest things at your house! 

My friends & I did get our 10 mile training run/walk in this weekend...I would definitely have backed out of it, if it hadn't been a group thing - really helps SO much to have others to be accountable to!  It was not easy, but we were all very glad we did it once we were finished...

You guys keep letting us know what you plan to do for your fitness fun!

Cindy
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on January 25, 2010, 06:58:10 am
Thanks for the clarification, Steve.  Didn't think it was free - not much in life is  ;D

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on January 25, 2010, 12:08:09 pm
yay for everyone saying what they want to try to do and then trying to do it. and giving/getting tax advice along the way... can't beat that!
i did my 15, rather painfully near the end. took me all afternoon!
i agree with whoever said to kay, take it easy a bit on the ankle, but proud of you for doing your yoga esp when i know you spend much of your life running around with kid stuff.
ok, i need to run before dark today. since i have a meeting at 2:00, i guess that means NOW.
thanks for the inspiration or else i'd be putting it off.

keri
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on January 25, 2010, 12:55:15 pm
I WENT TO THE GYM!!

I was able to do "most" of the class - I did take it easy...I was going to go try the cardio machines to see if I could do it but decided to wait.  At least I went - THANKS for giving me the inspiration to go!

K   ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on January 25, 2010, 01:06:48 pm
TAKE IT EASY ON THAT ANKLE!  Sprained ankles heal at their own slow pace (kinda like something else...can't remember what... :D).  I've seen (and had) ankle sprains that took longer to heal than an ankle fracture.  Don't make me come down there and yell at you - that would definitely be longer than a 5K....ugh... I'm tired just thinking about it.
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on January 26, 2010, 07:19:13 am
i forgot to say... jan, walking 90 minutes is great! i'm sure your life will be busier during this season, but i hope you can still get some walks in because it'll make you feel better (haha, wish i'd listen to my own advice sometimes!)
i was glad to get my run in yesterday afternoon; left me time to actually cook dinner so we could eat before 8:30pm.
kay - i hope your sprain heals up quickly, completely too. i know it's hard to take it easy with kids.

i wish everyone time/determination/resolve/etc to get out there today too. rah rah rah. i'm trying to be a good cheerleader.
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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 26, 2010, 09:34:16 pm
The season doesn't really affect my workload - I work for a nursing association and our fiscal year ends in August. 

I managed to walk 90 minutes for 2 days straight, but that was on the weekend and when Monday came, my exercise "routine" (actually more like a non-routine) fell apart  :(

I really need to come up with a game plan like maybe getting up early and walking before work, but it's pretty darn cold here in the early mornings and my nice warm bed is hard to leave.  I've thought about walking in the evenings, but by the time I leave work, pick up my kids from their activities, and make dinner I have no inclination to talk a walk. 

But I absolutely do feel better when I walk.  I have to remember that and use it as my motivation.

Some of my colleagues swear by their elliptical machines.  Anyone who's had AN surgery own or use one?  And if so, is balance an issue for you?

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on January 27, 2010, 06:53:49 am
Jan, you're too hard on yourself. You are doing great by starting out on the long weekend walks. You don't necessarily have to do something every single day. I'm lucky to be in a fairly warm climate that allows me to be more active (outside) in the winter than a lot of you folks up north. If you are able, sneak in a couple of walks/workouts during the week sometime, but keep up the weekend routine you've started. I'm a morning person, so I do some early morning (before work) runs during the week when I can, then do longer ones on the weekend.

As far as elliptical machines, I think they're fine. I get on one about once a week for something different...they are easy on knees and ankles. I know there are people that love them, but I like to get most of my activities outdoors. 

Great job Kay, Cindy, Annisa, Nancy and Keri on the workouts, yoga, runs and snowshoeing. Keep it up guys.

Patrick
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on January 27, 2010, 07:02:30 am
Thanks for the insight, Patrick.  I'm hoping that as the days become longer - it's already still light here at 5:15 p.m. - I'll be able to get outside and walk more. 

Good to know about the elliptical machine also.  I'm considering buying one of those, but may go with a recumbent stationery bike instead. 

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on January 27, 2010, 07:36:36 am
Jan~
I used to do the Elliptical everyday (I too would like to be outdoors, but just not feasible here) and now I do the "Arch" trainer because it burns more calories - when I do it!  I didn't have any trouble with balance on the "E" - I fell off the Arc once but I think I was reaching for my water bottle or something & just lost my balance.  The only thing I would say is if you get a machine, make sure it has stationary bars also - not just the arms that move.

Could you ever walk at lunch?  I am with Patrick that you are too hard yourself, but just trying to help with ideas...

K   ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on January 27, 2010, 07:50:30 am
Thanks, Kay.  The elliptical sounds like something I should try and then purchase if I like it.  I'll remember to look for bars (no, Lori, not the kind you drink in  ::)  ;)  )

As for walking @ lunch time, I am the queen of good intentions  ;D

We are now "casual" at work (as in I can wear jeans - unless I have a meeting with people from the "outside") so I took my walking shoes, my jacket, my gloves, and my Steve hat to work on Monday.  Unfortunately, I ended up working through lunch yet again and never even put my shoes on  :P

But I'll get there!  I appreciate the encouragement.

How's your injury??

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on January 27, 2010, 07:53:03 am
Better...but not ready to run any races.  I ran basketball practice last night (as opposed to last Thursday where I sat on the bench) and moved all around - it didn't bother me but I still have to be sort of careful - I don't have a complete range of motion yet.  Thanks for asking!

Have a great day!

K   ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on January 27, 2010, 07:53:55 am
Glad it's healing.  Take it easy.  You don't want to re-injure it.

Have a great day yourself, Coach!  ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on January 27, 2010, 08:02:44 am
Jan,

I used to use the elliptical (back when I went to the gym regularly...).  I liked it - it seemed more interesting to me than the treadmill and not as much like torture as a stairmaster.  Besides, I think I rack up a a few miles on the stairs around home on a daily basis.

Kay, all I can picture is you looking like George Jetson on the Arch machine.  "Jane, get me off this crazy thing!".   :D

Lori

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on January 27, 2010, 08:10:48 am
If I had to fall off any machine, that is NOT the one to do it.  There are actually signs that say to let it come to a COMPLETE stop before getting off because the "pedals" are flying and dangerous!  Mom was on one side and my friend on the other, but no one could do anything!  I had a couple of bruised shins for a few days... :o  Did I tell you when I tried to run on the Treadmill again last year after 14 of not?  Now that was a good story...

K   ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on January 27, 2010, 08:26:57 am
I loved my treadmill, but lost it in the great basement flood of 2009  :'(

I have an exercise bike, but I like to read while riding and bending over is killing my back.  So I'm either going to get an elliptical or a recumbent bike.

One of the biggest questions about the elliptical is can I really do it?  Post op I was a runner mainly because I lack coordination - not the type to do acrobics because I can't get my arms and legs working in sync in the way acrobics requires  :D

I need something easy that will give me a good workout.

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on January 27, 2010, 09:13:08 am
Trust me, if I can do the elliptical, anyone can.  I am about the least graceful and coordinated person on the planet.  I can't do aerobics either because I'd hurt someone with my wildly flailing arms and legs.  Not pretty.  I actually took one day of ballet as a child before the teacher told my mom she didn't think ballet was my "thing".  And that was way before my AN messed with my balance.  Imagine how bad it is now?  But I have done the elliptical since my surgery and I didn't have any battle scars afterwards.  I just find it easier on my knees than the treadmill or the bike, but you shouldn't have a problem on a recumbent bike.

Do you think they make any that are recumbent enough for me to remain lying in bed while using it?   ???

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on January 27, 2010, 09:47:02 am
Jan, just from personal experience it is much easier to read on a recumbent bike than on an elliptical. But I feel that a workout is more productive on an elliptical, more muscles involved and higher heart rate. Be sure to get one with handles; that will help with any balance issues.

Is there a local YMCA where you can pay for a day membership and try out various machines? (I'd invite you to mine, you're welcome any time, but it would be a mighty long trip for you.)

Sara
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Post by: pjb on January 27, 2010, 10:02:30 am
I personally would prefer the recumbent bike for one you can read but mainly any exercise I can do while sitting can not be all that bad...

Best Wishes,

Pat
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Post by: cindyj on January 27, 2010, 12:38:20 pm
I watched a good bit of Biggest Loser last night...does that count ;D

Cindy
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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 27, 2010, 07:56:33 pm
Thanks for all the feedback on recumbent bikes vs elliptical machines - and good suggestion about the Y, Saralynn.

I figured the elliptical would give me a better workout, but I love to read while biking  - not when I'm on the open road though, obviously  ;D

Sometimes I'll only "allow" myself to sit and read if I pedal at the same time.  It's great incentive, especially when I have a good book that I'm in the middle of.

Jan
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Post by: Captain Deb on January 28, 2010, 11:05:03 am
OK folks, I'm in!  Botox in head, I did about 25 minutes of light yoga today and ended up with a little bit of nausea and a light headache. They both went away after a while.  I have not exercised in a very long time--even taking a walk was giving me a headache.  I am going to commit myself to doing 1/2 hour of something every day.  I have a pilates machine upstairs that hasn't been used in a long time.  I've got an exercise ball and weights as well, so I have NO excuse, do I!!  I have also put on 10 pounds as a result of going off the Topamax.  That has gotta go!!

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/Captdeb_photos/rosie_weighing_in_on_scale_lg_clr.gif)

I am putting it alongside flossing my teeth as part of my daily routine.  It's nice to be able to log in and get support and chart my progress and see how everyone else is doing.  Use it or lose it right?

Capt Deb
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Post by: staypoz on January 28, 2010, 12:13:19 pm
Capt Deb:

Headaches/head pain have made me give us some of my favorite forms of exercise.  Just a few weeks ago, I started using a rowing machine.  It doesn't jostle my head and is strengthening those neck and shoulder muscles.  Some times after I exercise,
I actually feel like I have a normal neck, instead of a piece of concrete between my shoulders and head.   

staypoz
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Post by: Keri on January 28, 2010, 04:42:03 pm
welcome Capn Deb and staypoz!!
i didn't run yesterday and am watching the moon rise over my backyard right now and thinking how i haven't yet quite gotten out the door before it gets dark (i have about 5 minutes).

jan - totally emphathize about how difficult it is to do the really early morning workouts.
i thought about downloading books on my ipod, but i don't use it too much now that i'm ssd.

we could all go try ZUMBA!!! my friend went to a class so i looked at it on youtube. looks like fun!! haha. i can't quite see myself doing all that tummy bouncing stuff!

ok, i'm out the door for a very quick (i mean slow but short) run.

keri
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Post by: Kaybo on January 28, 2010, 05:14:13 pm
I did ZUMBA once - I was the comic relief!  Nothing happening here - still in my PJ's - we had ICE overnight and early this morning and now have about a foot (drifts as high as 5 feet the weather just said!) - pretty much everything (except Dave's office) is closed anyway!

K   ;D
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Post by: lori67 on January 28, 2010, 05:20:50 pm
Think of the exercise you will get shoveling the snow!
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Post by: Keri on January 28, 2010, 05:41:12 pm
being out in the ice and messing up your ankle... doesn't sound good. lori, will you be shoveling snow this weekend? it's supposed to go south of us.

capn deb - when i first read you post and you said 'adding it to your routine like flossing your teeth'  - - at first reading, i thought you were going to stop flossing your teeth to make time for your fitness workout! (i think i read ' i am putting off flossing my teeth' )  a new way to add a few minutes to your day - forego the dental hygiene!

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Post by: NancyMc on January 29, 2010, 10:06:37 am
No!  Dental hygiene is very important!
Dave, my caregiver as some of you will remember, is moving into my house.  He asked if he could bring up his ab roller and keep it next to my rowing machine.  He said, "That way we'll each have a piece of exercise equipment that we don't use."  I chuckled about that for days.
We were both supposed to try to lose weight before we leave for St. Croix on Tuesday.  We didn't.  So, I googled hiking in St. Croix and found plenty of trails.  Now we just have to DO it!
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Post by: anissa on January 29, 2010, 06:18:50 pm
You guys have inspired me and a friend has peer-pressured me  ;).  I'm going to do my first 5k run (actually I think I might only do the 3.5 mile walk/run part) on March 13th.  I'm going to use the Cool Running Couch to 5k to train.  I did Day 1 today.  I don't have 8 weeks so I might try to skip a couple steps to get where I need to be.  Its cold today, high 30s.  I need to find some place to do my thing that's indoors!  Is a treadmill as effective as hitting the open road?  We don't have one but there is a gym in town.  Wish me luck! 
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Post by: Jeanlea on January 29, 2010, 07:51:53 pm
Good luck with your 5k Anissa.  It's always nice to have a goal to be shooting for.  I'd take your 30 degree weather.  We barely got out of the single digits today.  Too cold for me to run outside.  Anything over 20 isn't too bad.  Tomorrow I will get on my treadmill.  I should have read this thread earlier this week to get more motivation.

Jean
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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 29, 2010, 08:21:24 pm
Good luck, Anissa  ;D
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Post by: Kaybo on January 29, 2010, 08:50:14 pm
still snowed in and still eating!!   ::)  "speckled rolls" in oven now...snow ice cream was NOT a hit here...think I had too much snow...

K   ;D
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Post by: Keri on January 29, 2010, 10:50:26 pm
Yes, Anissa, a treadmill is great. Glad you're going to do the 5K.  Hopefully by March the weather will be a bit better...

I wasn't thinking when I signed up for a half marathon tomorrow - it'll be 20 at the start (at least the start is 9am and not earlier). My husband, in his wisdom, said "what type of weather did you expect signing up for a race on January 30?". Yes, thanks. I'm putting it up here so I WON'T SLEEP IN tomorrow. Must tell myself i can eat waffles and drink coffee when I get home.

I think Nancy and Dave's idea sounds better. Have a great trip!

Keri
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Post by: texsooner on January 30, 2010, 08:45:14 am
Welcome in Capt Deb and Staypoz.

Way to go Anissa on signing up for the 5K....good luck.

Jean....we have different standards on what is cold. Down here in the Houston area, it's in the low 30's this morning with the wind blowing hard. I'm too much of a weenie with the cold weather. We canceled our bike training rides this weekend, but I am stating here that I'll wrap up and get my butt out for a 3 to 5 mile run later today (after it warms up a little).

Good luck on the half Keri...can't believe you run so many of those.

Keep active everybody.

Patrick
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Post by: anissa on January 30, 2010, 10:53:53 am
Keri, I can't wait to hear how your half went today!  Its 23 outside here right now, I hope its warmer in your area! 
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Post by: cindyj on January 30, 2010, 01:33:29 pm
How'd it go, Keri?  Did you get to eat your waffles!

Congrats, Anissa, on the 5K...let us know how that goes!

Nancy, have a great trip and enjoy those hikes!  Hope it's not too hot down there for you 8)

My friends & I did our 11 mile jog/walk/jog training yesterday - very cold and windy - we tried to think of it as invigorating :D Brad & I then attempted to go dancing (to try out our new skills after our 3 lessons).  As if the dancing isn't challenging enough, they had a disco ball - wow, the wonkiness!  Great time laughing about it all, though!  Yes, we're still terrible and I can't blame it on my surgery :o

Cindy
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Post by: Jeanlea on January 30, 2010, 04:30:17 pm
It may be cold outside, but the Y was nice.  I like their treadmills better than mine.  I did a 40 minute workout of walking and running.  Trying to up my speeds on the running parts.  On Monday my exercise contest begins.  There are about 20 or so of us around the country that compete to see who can exercise the most days for a year.  I'm the reigning champion!  No more sluffing off. 
Keri, good luck on your half-marathon tomorrow! You won't be cold for long.  :-)
It's great that there are so many people with exercise goals.

Jean
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Post by: lori67 on January 30, 2010, 04:34:40 pm
I got my exercise today by spending 20 minutes to get the kids bundled up to play in the snow, so they could come back in 15 minutes later and I could un-do the bundling....only to have to do it all over again 15 minutes later!  Oh, and lets not forget having to towel off the dogs every time they came in from rolling in the snow.

I may get some running in later when I run away from home for a little break!  I may have to put chains on my sneakers though - pretty slippery out there.  

Lori, suffering from cabin fever during Virginia Beach Winter Blast 2010
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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 30, 2010, 06:14:49 pm
I love the running away from home idea, Lori.  I can relate to that one some days  :D  ;D

I went for another long walk today.  I'm hopeful if I can at least get some exercise in on the weekends it will motivate me to get some in during the week.

I also bought a punching bag that is fantastic for relieving stress - my son is using it too. 

Congrats to all of you who are doing way more than me - and thanks for providing all of us with some incentive.

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on January 30, 2010, 07:34:10 pm
I did my first PAID photo shoot (braved the ICY roads) - that was definitely a workout!  Up, down, up, down...


K   ;D
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Post by: texsooner on January 30, 2010, 08:53:57 pm
Checking in with a 6 mile run earlier today. First mile was cold, but not bad after that.

Great job Jean, Cindy and Jan.

Lori, it's okay to run away as long as you run back.

Still waiting to hear about Keri's half marathon.

Patrick
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Post by: Keri on January 30, 2010, 10:58:40 pm
Keri has thawed out now.

let's see - there was a chance of 'dusting' today in the snow forecast. our half was along the C&O canal, on a path between the canal and the potomac river. really pretty. after the first mile or so it really started snowing. it wasn't slippery though. i ran really slow the first half (i mean i was in 2nd to last place i think!) when we reached the half way mark i decided i should pick up the pace or my car might get snowed in. plus i wanted some coffee (never got the waffles). so, to keep from getting totally bored, i had started counting the people when they ran by me the other way. when i was on my way back, i actually passed some people so i kept myself entertained by trying to 'pick off' people ahead of me (you have to do this stuff sometimes to keep it interesting) to see how many people i could pass. i still finished near the end, but not second to last! i think i was 273 out of 330 or so runners (small race). it was fun. the snow was really pretty in that setting. by the time i got to the car, there was probably close to  2" on the ground. it was cold at first, but i had on three long sl tech t shirts and actually took the top one off. i did have ice on my eye lashes and the end of my hair! my time was 2:19. not my best (2:08) and not my worst (2:38) and a little worse than my average, but that's ok. i'm glad i got out of bed and ran it.
thanks for asking!

cindy - sounds like fun - run 11 miles then dance all night!
jan - good for you on the long weekend walks
jean - good for you for beating everyone in workout # days. that's an interesting way to track it. do you get a prize?
good for everyone who walked, ran, treadmilled, etc
patrick - glad you didn't bike in wind and rain.
kay - what did you photograph? hope ankle is better
lori - enjoy the snow!
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Post by: Kaybo on January 31, 2010, 08:18:13 am
Way to go Keri - in adverse conditions too!!

I did a 13 years olds birthday party where they dressed up & had a photo shoot - sounds really fun but I don't think I did very well.  First, remind me to NEVER to do this for my daughters (unless everyone invited is a beauty queen!) - that is just a very awkward age - braces, zits, big lips, not being able to fill out dresses, etc.  Second, they didn't really get into it - a couple did, but as a whole, NO!  And third, & maybe most importantly, they had already set the atrium where we shoot up for an event last night so the main place we usually shoot was covered by a buffet table!  I didn't have hardly any room or places for the pictures!  I had nightmares about it all night and expect the photog that I shot for to call me up & say NO MORE!!  Hopefully she can edit them & make them acceptable!  I guess it will be better next time!
Thanks for asking!

K   ;D
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Post by: texsooner on January 31, 2010, 09:39:16 am
Great job Keri. I don't know that I could have done that in the snow.  Well done.

Patrick
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Post by: anissa on January 31, 2010, 02:10:48 pm
I got my exercise today by spending 20 minutes to get the kids bundled up to play in the snow, so they could come back in 15 minutes later and I could un-do the bundling....only to have to do it all over again 15 minutes later!  Oh, and lets not forget having to towel off the dogs every time they came in from rolling in the snow.

I have a feeling this is going to be my day today too!  I just sent them outside so maybe I'll do some wii fit since I won't be running in the snow.   ;D
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Post by: anissa on January 31, 2010, 02:14:30 pm
Way to go Keri - in adverse conditions too!!

I did a 13 years olds birthday party where they dressed up & had a photo shoot - sounds really fun but I don't think I did very well.  First, remind me to NEVER to do this for my daughters (unless everyone invited is a beauty queen!) - that is just a very awkward age - braces, zits, big lips, not being able to fill out dresses, etc.  Second, they didn't really get into it - a couple did, but as a whole, NO!  And third, & maybe most importantly, they had already set the atrium where we shoot up for an event last night so the main place we usually shoot was covered by a buffet table!  I didn't have hardly any room or places for the pictures!  I had nightmares about it all night and expect the photog that I shot for to call me up & say NO MORE!!  Hopefully she can edit them & make them acceptable!  I guess it will be better next time!
Thanks for asking!

K   ;D

Kay, I'm sure they're much better than you're imagining, you're way too hard on yourself!! 

Keri, you're an amazing woman.  Ice on your eyelashes?  Seriously, I don't think I would've done it.  Good job!!
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Post by: pjb on January 31, 2010, 03:10:34 pm
Way to go Keri - in adverse conditions too!!

I did a 13 years olds birthday party where they dressed up & had a photo shoot - sounds really fun but I don't think I did very well.  First, remind me to NEVER to do this for my daughters (unless everyone invited is a beauty queen!) - that is just a very awkward age - braces, zits, big lips, not being able to fill out dresses, etc.  Second, they didn't really get into it - a couple did, but as a whole, NO!  And third, & maybe most importantly, they had already set the atrium where we shoot up for an event last night so the main place we usually shoot was covered by a buffet table!  I didn't have hardly any room or places for the pictures!  I had nightmares about it all night and expect the photog that I shot for to call me up & say NO MORE!!  Hopefully she can edit them & make them acceptable!  I guess it will be better next time!
Thanks for asking!

K   ;D

Kay, I'm sure they're much better than you're imagining, you're way too hard on yourself!!  

Keri, you're an amazing woman.  Ice on your eyelashes?  Seriously, I don't think I would've done it.  Good job!!

I am sure everything will come out just fine and you are just being too hard on yourself that is the problem we always think we could have done better and think it is usually worse than it is.

Best Wishes,

Pat
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Post by: Jim Scott on January 31, 2010, 03:30:14 pm
Keri ~

Congratulations! Your determination and physical stamina are impressive.  I'm not a runner (even in my younger years) but I admire those AN patients (like you) that push past obstacles (including snow and cold) and finish a run with a decent time. Inspirational is a word you may see applied to you, soon....probably by me.  :)  Well done!

Jim 
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Post by: anissa on January 31, 2010, 05:03:14 pm
50+ minutes on the Wii Fit Plus today with three different runs totally 16 minutes.  Oooh I feel good :)
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Post by: Kaybo on January 31, 2010, 06:21:03 pm
great job anissa!

K   ;D
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Post by: Jeanlea on January 31, 2010, 07:55:49 pm
Keri, great job on the run.  I'd call that a good time.  Being snowed on must be a good motivator.  ;-)

Jean
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Post by: Keri on January 31, 2010, 09:48:10 pm
thanks, jean, jim, everyone.
actually, running in the cold is much easier for me than running when it's hot (unless it's really really cold). hot makes me fade and feel like and run like a slug.

great job, anissa on your workout! you did crosstraining and running all in one day! all i did was look out the window and think, 'i should take the dog for a walk', then i fell asleep on the sofa.

have a good week. my goal is to run before i should be fixing dinner tomorrow (not put it off all day).

keri
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Post by: Captain Deb on February 03, 2010, 12:47:58 pm
OK folks, this totally RAWKS!  Inspired by this thread, and by watching the Biggest Loser while eating chocolate peanut butter cookies on the sofa, I have gone out and re-joined my gym!!  It is a really cool wellness center with a weight room, cardio room, and a very large pool.  Lots of fitness and yoga classes, too.  I had my first workout today and guess what? NO HEADACHE!!  I have a little neck stiffness and mild pain, but the occipital and frontal headache that I got everytime I worked out, didn't happen.  YAAAAY Botox!!!

I walked a mile on the treadmill, did about 45 minutes in the weight room, them went back to the treadmill and did a full 30 minute weight loss program on the treadmill.

Prior to my surgery I was a pretty buff little gym rat and weighed the same as I did in high school.  After surgery, my headaches changed all that and I packed on about 20 pounds.  Topamax took care of about 15 pounds of that, but when I went off it due to side effects, 10 of those suckers came creeping back.  I plan on being back to my fighting weight by summer.

I am soo tired of sitting on my butt in front of the TV waiting for the next headache to happen!!  I don't think I'm cured, but at least the Botox has got my symptoms under control enough to allow me to live my life.

Capt Deb(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/Captdeb_photos/emoticon___pirate_by_anya1916.gif)
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Post by: Kaybo on February 03, 2010, 01:05:46 pm
Capt'n~
That is SUCH great news - I'm so happy for you!! 

K   ;D
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Post by: anissa on February 03, 2010, 01:08:14 pm
Captain Deb, woooo hoooooo!  I'm happy to hear you are feeling good and you're back at the gym.  I wish we had something like that close!  Keep up the good work!

I did Wii Fit again yesterday, this cold weather is killing me.  My sweet husband brought in my Tony Little Gazelle glider thing from the garage and I dusted it off.  I hope to get on it this afternoon.

How's everybody else doing today?
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 03, 2010, 02:26:44 pm
I'm back at the gym on a regular basis after Christmas vacation and an incredibly busy January. It really really helps my stress level to work out so I just have to make time.

Sara

Captain Deb, what were your Topamax side effects? I got the numb fingers, toes, nose. I was on it when I went to Costa Rica with my eldest daughter and people stopped me in the streets to ask if I was ok because my lips were blue.
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Post by: lori67 on February 03, 2010, 04:07:20 pm

Captain Deb, what were your Topamax side effects? I got the numb fingers, toes, nose. I was on it when I went to Costa Rica with my eldest daughter and people stopped me in the streets to ask if I was ok because my lips were blue.

Wow - I'd say Capt. Deb had some SERIOUS side effects!  It's not just her lips that are blue!!!   :D

Lori
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Post by: Jeanlea on February 03, 2010, 06:42:40 pm
Cap'n Deb, 
Great to hear that the botox is working out for you and you can exercise again.  But I really am now hungry for chocolate peanut butter cookies.  Perhaps that is why I'm not losing weight??
I am on day 3 of exercising for a year in my contest.  Two of them have been on the treadmill.  Tomorrow I'm running outside with a friend again.
Checking in here helps keep me going too.

Jean
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Post by: Captain Deb on February 04, 2010, 11:17:17 am
I'm back at the gym on a regular basis after Christmas vacation and an incredibly busy January. It really really helps my stress level to work out so I just have to make time.

Sara

Captain Deb, what were your Topamax side effects? I got the numb fingers, toes, nose. I was on it when I went to Costa Rica with my eldest daughter and people stopped me in the streets to ask if I was ok because my lips were blue.

My side effects from Topamax were: tingly lips and nose, which went away eventually, fatigue, depression, fuzzy thinking and I don't know if this was one or not, but I developed a large cyst on my liver.  While having that one drained, the doc punctured my lung, putting me in the hospital for 4 days with a chest tube, undoubtably the most painful experience of my life.  However, I feel the Topamax did get me through a really tough several years of headaches.

Capt Deb

PS, Boy am I sore! Not giving up though--going back to gym tomorrow if I can get out--supposed to have another ice storm.
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Post by: Keri on February 04, 2010, 12:09:58 pm
great news capn deb!
also - what is the glider thing alissa? sound interesting. it is hard to deal with the weather and workouts. i've been a bum this week, but i have a good excuse. but that will be on another thread... i'm supposed to do a long run of 16 on saturday, but we're supposed to get 20" (possibly) of snow. trying to figure this one out... the problem is, if you miss the 'long runs' on the marathon training, well it's not easy to catch up and you need to keep building up.
lori - how's your 5k training going with the snow y'all have had?
jean - wow, are you trying to exercise everyday of the year? i don't come close to that.
kay - hope your ankle is better and you're feeling better soon.
i think i may want to get one of these wii fit things. my teenage daughter needs to do something (she's not much into running) and i wonder what would engage her and motivate her (besides exercising her fingers while texting)?

thanks for the motivation, everyone. this does really help me.

keri
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Post by: SML on February 04, 2010, 12:30:34 pm
This is an EXCELLENT thread!  I’ve been lurking in the back round, envious of everyone able to actually get some real exercise in. Before this crazy AN thing, I used to love a good work out. I have a treadmill, stationary bike, all the goodies like the free weights, exercise balls, armbands and yoga gear not to mention an array of exercise tapes ranging from Denise Austin to Billy Blanks Tae-Bo (one of my favorites). I’ve been trying on and off to get back into it, but so far all I’m able to manage without “paying for it” with headaches, is walking on the treadmill.

My doctor is prescribing Lyrica for my headaches. I’m currently on Gabapentin now, which has taken some of the edge off, but not enough to live a “normal” life. As soon as my insurance decides if I can have the Lyrica, I’ll be trying that in hopes that I’ll be able to run, skip, jump, lift, bend, push, pull, kick, punch, squat, stretch and “ommmm ...” to my hearts content! In the meantime… I’ll keep walking on my treadmill and reading this thread to keep me inspired.

Way to go everyone!

Scarlett

P.S. Captain Deb, you made me LOL when I read about you watching the biggest loser eating cookies. I thought I was the only one who did that!!! ;D
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Post by: lori67 on February 04, 2010, 02:56:23 pm
Keri,

I'm supposed to be training for this 5k????   :D  Now you tell me!

Haven't been able to do much due to the snow and the fact that the military housing folks don't feel the need to shovel, so now everything is just packed down ice, including the walking/running path around the neighborhood.  Also have had some random joint pain that the doctor did some blood work for today and that's been my excuse du jour.  I'm not expecting the results to come back as anything that would keep me from attempting this 5K anyway.  It's for my nephew, so I'm willing to endure some pain for him.  I did tell my nephew who is organizing the run to make sure someone trained in CPR is at the finish line, just in case! 

Scarlett, you're definitely not the only one scarfing down the cookies!   :D

Lori
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 04, 2010, 11:18:16 pm
Great thread, nice to read about what we can do instead of what we can't! I wasn't going to post because after reading the first few posts I thought it was about Marathons, then tonight I saw how many posts there were so I checked out the thread again and found why it's so popular.  So here's my bit on getting going.

My husband & I joined a gym when the boys were young because we found we were growing bigger as well as older!  I worked really hard and dropped about 20 pounds, not long after that I broke my leg (trilateral break), no walking for over 3 months, oh, in the meantime I had Facial Neuroma Surgery.  Sitting there on the couch that Spring, longing to touch the green grass, not to mention wanting to garden, I decided that I would walk Bloomsday the following May.  I broke my leg in May and thought it was only fitting.  Bloomsday has been walked/run in Spokane for over 30 years now.  It's a 12 kilometer(7.46 mile) course that runs through the city.  I did the walk with a friend that helped me during my surgeries, my two boys joined me as well.  I was beat after wards, spent the afternoon on the couch but boy was it worth it.  The following year I planned to do it again to celebrate just being able to walk, however, in February I broke my leg again, small airline fracture.  I asked the doctor if I could do the Bloomsday Run and he said I shouldn't but if I had my heart set on it I should wear my aircast.  I did the walk and called the doctor the next day to tell him I survived, they said he wasn't in as he had run Bloomsday and threw up and collapsed at the finish line.  Guess I should have told him not to do the race! 

That was 16 years ago, I know belong to a club and work out M-F Oct.-Apr.  The rest of the months I walk my dogs after work or go for a bike ride with my husband.  Right now I'm trying to loose the 5 pounds I gained over the Holidays, just got 1 to go then it's on to the other pounds I've had around for years.  I'm up to riding the incumbent bike 50 minutes and then lifting weights for 15 minutes, that is I was.  I decided last week to lift twice the weight and half the repetitions to save time, couldn't sleep for 2 nights because I was so sore.  Lesson learned!  I take Saturday off then we walk the dogs for an hour or two on Sundays.  I just hope I can keep up the routine, if something gets me off schedule it's hard to get back with it.  Good luck to all that have an exercise routine and to those that don't but want one, the hardest part is to start a routine so come join us and see how much better you feel once you get going.  I sleep much better & eat less.  Jill
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Post by: Keri on February 04, 2010, 11:37:45 pm
jill - thanks for sharing. that's a neat story about the bloomsday race (and kind of ironic about your doctor!). i definitely didn't want this thread to be about marathons or seemingly 'big' things; i think it's great that we do what we can, and get started when we don't and get restarted when we have been unable to exercise. it's great that you have a schedule and a plan, and if you get off your schedule, your cheerleaders here will help you get back on it!

scarlett - so glad you're here! i hope you can get the new meds and that they really help your headaches so you can get back to doing all the stuff you love. pls keep us updated on how it's going.

keri
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Post by: texsooner on February 05, 2010, 07:39:16 am
Jill, you're right...committing to an exercise routine (whatever it may be) is key. Even when you miss a day, don't let that derail your plan going forward. Also when starting, many people's tendency (including me) is to try to do too much too early. To me it's very important to get into a steady routine that slowly builds to the higher level where you ultimately want to be.

Be safe and stay active everyone.

Patrick
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 05, 2010, 09:21:06 pm
So, I post about keeping to the routine and how good it feels to do it. Then after work I had to go the bank and 3 stores, just wanted to go home after wards and start the weekend.  Seriously considered it then I thought about my cheerleaders on the board, not to mention that one of the stores I had to go to is next to the club I work out at which is on my way home.  Keri & Patrick, thanks for posting, it got me to the gym and kept me peddling when I thought about skipping out early.  I'm home now and can relax knowing I did what I should.  It's surprising how empty the gym is on a Friday afternoon, I thought a lot of people worked out M-W-F, guess not.  I thought of a couple more pluses to exercising, I'm pretty tired and therefore relaxed when I get done so the little things don't bother me which reduces stress.  The other thing is kind of hard to explain, I call it feeling taller.  I'm 5' 4" so feeling taller is a good thing, unlike my youngest who is 6' 5".  Anyway, when I work out especially with the weights it seems like I'm in better control of my body and walk a bit straighter(not slumped over and tired), hence the feeling taller.  Good luck to everyone on whatever exercise/fun they have planned for the weekend, yes exercise can be fun!  Jill
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Post by: Kaybo on February 05, 2010, 10:06:18 pm
Jill~
I have thought the same thing when I do YOGA - I just seem to carry myself better...or as you put it, TALLER!!   :D  Snaps for you for going to the gym!

K   ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on February 05, 2010, 10:21:43 pm
Patrick is so right; commitment IS key - and the past few years that's where I've fallen short  :(

I've been able to commit to a lot of things, but an ongoing exercise routine isn't one of them - unfortunately.

However, I have great intentions - which I'm hopeful will one day make me spring into action  :D - and I also have a lot of interesting things coming up in my life that I want to be prepared for.

In addition, one of my kids' teachers/coaches died two days ago of a heart-attack.  Totally out of the blue - no prior warnings.  He was in better physical shape than me, and he was also younger.  This could potentially be a huge wakeup call.

Jan - trying to get my sh*t together in Illinois  ;)
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Post by: texsooner on February 06, 2010, 08:55:32 am
Great job Jill. Sounds like you've got the commitment part down...keep it going. My wife is also 5'4", so I'm going to use that on her that she can at least "feel" taller by working out. I believe that the control, confidence and posture thing is real.

Let's all get out and do something this weekend. I know it's easier to say and do that from certain parts of the country, but just do what you can.

Patrick
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Post by: Keri on February 06, 2010, 12:21:59 pm
jan - hang in there - you've been doing well. i know stuff always comes up and does make it hard. getting back into it is the hardest. i need to follow my own advice a lot of the time! i am so sorry about your kid's teacher/coach. that's so sad.

patrick - agreed - let's all try something for this weekend. i'm pondering that now. instead of a two hour crack of dawn saturday run, i slept in til 10 (i NEVER do that!!) and ate waffles for breakfast. then i shoveled snow. we are approching 3'. i've never SEEN so much snow in my life. it's pretty. doens't look like i'll be running.

have a good weekend.
keri
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Post by: lori67 on February 06, 2010, 12:38:58 pm
No, Keri, I'd say running is not on your list of things to do out there today!  Maybe you can go sledding?   :D

Patrick, tell your 5'4" wife that compared to me (5'2"), she IS tall.  Have her stand next to me.   :D

Lori
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Post by: Jeanlea on February 06, 2010, 06:12:59 pm
Wow!  Some of you are really getting a lot of snow.  I would like just a little snow so that I could cross country ski.  We are supposed to get the snow in the winter, but I ran on mostly clear and dry roads today. It was even sunny all day.  Today I ran with my "fast" friend.  I'm up to 6 out of 6 days for exercise now.  Then I went out for lunch and ate cheesecake!  Bought a weight watchers cookbook after that along with a Godiva dark chocolate bar.  No wonder I'm not losing weight.  :-)

Jean
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Post by: Kaybo on February 06, 2010, 07:34:18 pm
we are supposed to get more snow tomorrow night & Monday...someone said 11 more inches...I hope they are mistaken.  For such a FLAT part of Texas, we have LOTS of MOUNTAINS (of snow) now!   ;)

K   ;D

Bruising has moved to BOTTOM of my foot now (some of you saw the ugly picture on FB) - I will probably go for X-rays next week...unless of course, that interfers with getting into the eye Dr. - my eye looks NASTY (geesh, almost 40 and falling apart!  I'm really not a hypochondriac!)...I need to win the lottery just so I can go to all the Dr.'s!!
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Post by: lori67 on February 06, 2010, 07:58:25 pm
Jean,

The dark chocolate is good for you.  My doctor actually told me to eat it to lower my cholesterol.  Wooohooo!  Gotta love a doctor that tells you to eat chocolate!   ;D  The cheesecake...hmmm..well, lots of calcium! 

Kay, you are falling apart.  We may have to drag you out back and shoot you.   :P  Don't worry, we won't do it until after the snow is gone.

Lori
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 06, 2010, 09:33:56 pm
Kay, what's wrong with your eye?

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on February 06, 2010, 10:02:14 pm
Sara~
Not sure...really red - keeping it VERY lubricated - not "goopy" so don't think infection.  I did find an eyelash & plucked it - couldn't go to the Dr. because I (along with the rest of the fam) had the stomach bug this past week but I wasn't heaving so I don't think that was it.  When I was able to call, I found out that he's out of town until Tuesday - I'll call Monday if it is not better.  It looks a bit better than it did...

K

PS - Thanks for asking...
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Post by: anissa on February 08, 2010, 10:18:44 pm
Kay, how is your eye feeling/looking today?  Hopefully better!
Keri, the snow sounds so great, I really miss it this year.  I didn't move or anything, just an off year here I guess.  My tulips broke ground today - noooooo! They're going to look all ratty this year for coming up so early.  :(
Lori, I try to take in all the dark chocolate I can, for health reasons, of course!  ;)  I love it. 

I did an intermediate workout on my Gazelle today and hope to work out/run/walk every day from here on out.  Next week I'll sign up for the 5k and then there'll be no turning back!

How did everybody do these last couple of days?

BTW, I'm Anissa Voss on FB if you need any more new friends :)
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Post by: cindyj on February 09, 2010, 09:01:47 am
You guys are doing great!  Let's keep it going - it helps me so much to be inspired (and kicked in the pants) to get out and exercise.  I did a bit of training for my 1/2 (it's next weekend - yikes), but the weather is really not helping (as for so many of you out there).  Did get a tennis match in, probably didn't burn many calories, but it's such fun and always great vestibular exercise for me.

Being able to eat chocolate is really the main reason I exercise  ;)  I'm an addict, so I have to offset those calories with exercise as I can NOT give it up.  I'm not overly particular about whether it's dark chocolate or not...just about any kind will do ::)

Keep it up, everyone!  If you're very short on time (who isn't?), try doing the plank - great for your core - just takes 20 - 30 seconds a day, then build up from there!  If you're not familiar, you lie on the floor on your forearms and your toes - body as straight and flat as you can keep it...

Cindy

"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the
mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give
up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the
mind is not tired."
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian
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Post by: Keri on February 09, 2010, 03:01:46 pm
if anyone misses snow, come for a visit. we are buried in the stuff and getting more. my new exercies - forget running - is shoveling. what's running? where to run???
kay - take care of your foot !!!!!
anissa and cindy - good for you both! can't wait to hear about the half, cindy. will weather be a factor? hope it's not too cold but not too warm (i have no idea where you are)!
glad you're signing up for the 5K anissa!
our house has been out of power since saturday. may not be back until friday. limited internet. thus my incomplete sentences.
talk to you later,
keri
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Post by: leapyrtwins on February 09, 2010, 09:11:42 pm
Well tonight I did the "or something" part of this topic.

Shoveled snow.  Many times.  Lots of it  ::)

Jan
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Post by: sues1953 on February 10, 2010, 09:56:11 am
Hi Everyone!

I knew this thread was about making commitments to exercise so I finally read the posts.  I'm glad I did.

I have exercised regularly since I was in my twenties and since my AN diagnosis for whatever reason it has been hard.  I guess a feeling of whats the use.  I know that it is a bit of feeling sorry for myself (this forum helps me so much with that, you all are amazing) so I will commit and get back on that treadmill.  I was working on running but I think I will stick to walking for now.

Jan, I think 90 minutes is such a long time.  I was doing 60 minutes everyday and that I think is part of what sabotaged me.  I will tell myself that even if I just do 15 minutes that will be better than nothing.

Good luck fellow exercisers!!!!

Sue
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Post by: Keri on February 10, 2010, 02:13:37 pm
hi sue,
glad you're here. when i was diagnosed a little over a year ago, i had just finished a marathon, and was already signed up for a half marathon in the spring. i thought, 'oh no - i'll never feel like running again.' it was in the middle of winter, as well, and i just thought i'd never do it. my surgery was just a little over a year ago and i had no idea if i'd be able to do my march half. 3 weeks post op i started running/walking very slowly (i'm slow anyway). i was able, in subsequent weeks to build up to 10 miles and was able to complete the half very slowly. i was glad i had already signed up for it or i don't think i would have ever bothered. that said, it's not like you need to go sign up for some huge race or anything, esp if you're still searching for what treatment you're going to do and don't know the date. but trying to stay in shape before any treatment is very helpful. i think it helped my balance overall to keep running right up until surgery. i think if you try to do your 15 minute walk as consistently as you can will help your overall outlook and recovery in the long run. (that is, if it's been clear for you to exercise). 

right now i'm trying to motivate myself to do something (jan - that 'something' will be shoveling, probably tomorrow - i'm so sick of it!!!) we're on snowstorm #3 in the last 2 weeks. i know some areas of the country, y'all deal with this every winter, but in the DC area, it all just stops and everyone freaks out for a while!

i need to take the dog out for a walk/run. that's my exercise goal for the day. if i don't do it, i'll be cleaning doggie poop in the house.

at least we have our power back on, which is very nice!

keri


 
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Post by: cindyj on February 10, 2010, 02:27:33 pm
Keri, I'm in Atlanta, but the 1/2 is in Jax, Fl.  So, should be just perfect...I sure hope so, anyway.  The one I did on Halloween had rain every step of the way!

Jan, shovelling snow definitely counts...a lot!  Every time I start to grumble down here in GA, I think about all of you folks digging out of the snow and I try, try, try not to complain...don't know how y'all stand it!

Sue, glad you popped in - getting started back with your exercise will be a nice mental break for you also while you decide on treatment, which can be so overwhelming and all-consuming.  Let us know how it goes!

Dance class for me tonight - Brad & I are on lesson #5 out of 6, but you wouldn't know it to watch us - we're still quite awful.  But, still having a lot of fun with it.  Interestingly, it does not make me any where near as wonky as tennis does...

Stay warm, everyone!

Cindy

PS - Kay, how's your eye?
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Post by: Kaybo on February 10, 2010, 04:06:54 pm
Thanks for your concern, everyone...believe it or not, my eye is GOOD (I even wore make-up today!)...I think it was just very irritated - that eyelash must have been the culprit.  i never went to the Dr. since we had the stomach flu and just kept it VERY lubricated!

In other news, I talked to my ortho doc at church Sunday - I just told him that I was coming to see him & he asked ME what was wrong (I try to now to bother people w/ jobs like that at church - they are there to worship, NOT treat people!)...anyway, he said that the bruising and tenderness WERE normal, but if I still have pain after about a week to come in.  I may go in anyway because I have noticed that it is hard to bend down (curl up?) my toes.  Dave & I are going to Canada in a few weeks for a wine tasting dinner and we are staying at a ski lodge - his parents are really encouraging us to ski so I really need to know if that is something I can do.  If not, that is a LOT of clothes I can not pack!

Needless to say, I have NOT been to the gym!  :o(

K
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Post by: leapyrtwins on February 11, 2010, 03:37:42 pm
Kaybo -

glad to hear the eye is good. Fantastic news!  ;D

Hope the ankle follows the eye's example  ;)

Keri -

I can't even imagine being in the DC area.  We have an office there, so I've heard tales - way too much snow for me.  I'll take the "small" amount we got the other day.  Just enough to close school, but pretty much moved to the side by that afternoon.

Jan
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Post by: Jeanlea on February 12, 2010, 10:12:01 pm
Kaye, I hope that your ankle feels good enough to ski.  I tried that once, after my surgery, and couldn't make it off the bunny hill.  Heck, I had difficulty making it UP the bunny hill on the tow rope.  Downhill skiiing is not one of my skills.  I'd like to blame the AN, but I don't think that was the problem.

Sue, any exercise is good.  I'm happy to get in 30 minutes each day. 

I've set a new goal for myself.  This summer I'm joining some other friends to take a bicycle tour of the UP of Michigan.  We plan on biking about 50 miles each day!  The most I've done before is 24 miles in one day. 

I'm 12/12 with my yearly exercise goal now.  And it hasn't included snow shoveling.  lol  All the southern and eastern states are getting the snow.  Wow! 

Jean
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Post by: texsooner on February 13, 2010, 09:58:34 am
Way to go everybody.

I'm bundling up and going for a 35 mile bike ride this morning with a couple of other bike team members. It's 37 degrees here (down south)...very chilly for bike riding, but must keep up the training. Planning on running 6 to 8 miles tomorrow...stating it here means I have a good chance of doing it.

Whether it's biking, walking, running, jumping jacks, weights, shoveling snow...let's all get up and do something. Be safe and active.

Patrick
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Post by: Jeanlea on February 13, 2010, 10:13:40 am
I got my run in this morning.  My friend and I ran with my daughter.  She sets a wicked pace!  My friend and I both ran personal bests for our time.  The temperature was about 24 which is normal for here this time of year.  But 37 in Texas?  That's cool for a bike ride.  Patrick, tell me how do I not get a sore butt from biking??

Jean
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Post by: texsooner on February 13, 2010, 03:53:35 pm
Jean, great job on your record time run. 24 is still pretty cold to me, even for running.

Yes, the 30's are not necessarily that unusual for parts of Texas, but down here around Houston it usually happens only a few times a season....however this winter it's been in the 30's here very regularly.

Now for the sore butt question...The best thing you can do if you are planning to bike a lot, is to invest in a very good pair of bike shorts. Most really good bike pants that are worth it cost anywhere from $80 to $140...I know that sounds like a lot, but if you ride frequently for many miles, they are definitely worth it. Most bike shops will have several brands/types for men and women. I'm told they don't make the best fashion statement, but I don't care. Other than that, you just need to ride consistently to literally get your "butt" in bike shape by getting used to being on the bike saddle for several miles/hours. It's also a good idea to take breaks to rest your butt and legs. On our long bike rides, we usually take breaks every 10 to 15 miles. 

Good luck on your bike riding goal. 50 miles a day should really keep you in great shape. If I had the time, I'd love to do the same on biking every day during the summer.

Patrick

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Post by: leapyrtwins on February 14, 2010, 04:16:37 pm
Does house cleaning count?  It's the only kind of exercise I got this weekend  ::)

That, and grocery shopping.

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on February 14, 2010, 05:55:23 pm
OK -trying for the gym in the morning...maybe if I write it here, I will go...

K   ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 14, 2010, 09:03:24 pm
Help, I've fallen off the Exercise Wagon and can't get back on!  It all started on Thursday, my birthday, since I had gone for my annual physical the day before and my doctor said everything looked good I decided to celebrate by skipping the gym and going out to buy my birthday present with my husband.  Then we went to dinner.  The next day I was going back to the gym but my husband called and said he needed to go back to the store and change the order we had placed for my birthday present.  We did that after work so no gym that day.  Was going to go on a nice long walk like we do on Sundays with the dog but my husband got up and rode his bike 20 miles before I was even out of bed.  He's getting ready for the bike to work week in May.  Being determined and not to be out done by my husband I decided to go to the gym on a Sunday(never have).  Then about 1:30 my sister called as a belated birthday call and we talked for 2 hours, finished cleaning the house, fixed dinner and here I am.  My son is at the club working out preparing to go to Delta selection with the Army, should have gone with him but then dinner wouldn't be ready when he got home.  SO, tomorrow I will go to the gym despite the fact that I have the day off because it's President's Day.

Pat, I can't imagine doing 35 miles on the bike, I've done 20 with my husband then nothing else the rest of the day.

Jan, House cleaning does count, glad you brought it up as I was thinking it should while I was vacuuming

Kay, Off to the gym we go, we posted it here so it is set in stone
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Post by: Kaybo on February 15, 2010, 07:17:21 am
I realized last night but didn't get up to put it here that Dave is off today...I already have a meeting at 11 & have to make copies at the school before that so he & I are going out to breakfast...I'll have to see how tomorrow looks - NO GYM TODAY!!

K  ;D
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Post by: lori67 on February 15, 2010, 08:39:41 am
The only exercise I got this weekend was shivering while my kids, who apparently don't feel cold, played at the playground.  On the bright side, I did run back home when I couldn't stand it anymore!  Not a long run... the shivering probably burned off more calories.   :-[

MUST GET TO THE Y THIS WEEK!   >:(

Lori
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Post by: kingmaker on February 17, 2010, 01:52:05 am
I want to see this happening...
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Post by: cindyj on February 19, 2010, 01:34:54 pm
Ok, how'd you guys do?  Lori, Kay, Jill Marie, did you get to the gym?  Don't worry if not, just plan to go next week - put it on your calendar and then GO!  Let us know!  ;D

The weather has FINALLY improved down here, hopefully the rest of you will get some better weather also.  Will help all of us in our efforts to do outside activities.  My 1/2 is this Sunday in FL - supposed to be mid to high 60's!  That's more like it!  8)

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 19, 2010, 06:43:18 pm
I went to the gym today for a hard, thorough workout because I have not been getting there enough lately.

I'll be paying for it tomorrow, but it's good pain . . .

Sara
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 19, 2010, 09:05:42 pm
Hi Cindy,  Yes, I made it to the gym, it was hard, not because I didn't want to work out but because it meant leaving my son at home when I could be spending time with him instead.  He was in the Army for 7 years and has been back home most of the last year.  He is planning on going back into the Army so it means he will be leaving soon and who knows how much I will be seeing him for a while.  He works out a lot to stay in shape so he told me to go ahead and we could go shopping when I was done.  Compromise is good.  After the workout and shopping I met up with his older brother and caught up with his life so it all turned out ok.  I've been working overtime this week but only missed the gym one day, took a little nap in my truck in front of the gym just so I could muster up the energy.  I'm actually considering going to the gym after work tomorrow which is Saturday, I NEVER workout on Saturday.  My momentum is that I'm finally under 150 and I like that, look out 140!  Sara I hope you're not to sore, don't forget the heating pad or a microwaved rice pad to make you feel better, or a glass of wine.  Jill
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Post by: Keri on February 19, 2010, 10:50:18 pm
Yay Cindy for the half! I'm glad the weather looks good and I hope it goes great for you! Is it a big race with lots of crowd support?

I've just been out a couple of times this week. Too much going (that's under another thread about depression and i don't want to bring that thread into this thread). But, i want to say, that even when things are so stressful in life, it is such a relase to go run or workout or something even when you just don't feel like it at all.
That being said, I was supposed to go run with a friend at 7am. But tomorrow I really need some sleep; tough week. So i need to say that I will get up tomorrow and run 10-12 tomorrow in the morning. If i don't say it here, i'm sure i'll find many reasons to talk myself out of it!

It's the weekend! It's not snowing feet! We can get out there and do something!

Keri
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Post by: texsooner on February 20, 2010, 08:20:21 am
Good luck on the 1/2 Cindy....let us know how it goes. 

Great job on the workout and weight loss Jill....keep it going consistently.

Also great job Sara....try your best to keep it going on a regular basis.

Keri, hope you can find the time for a good run today. I know you've had a lot going on...but it would be a good release for you to be able to go on a long run.

I'm heading out for back to back bike rides (today and tomorrow) of 40 miles each (if no rain).

Be active and safe everyone.

Patrick

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Post by: lori67 on February 22, 2010, 08:47:10 am
Sad to report, I did not make it.  I had to babysit my neighbors kids part of the week and then I had a sick kid the other part.  The best laid plans....  Kaybo, I think you must have sent your stomach bug up here, but on the bright side, only one kid got it...knocking on lots of wood over here.

We'll try it again this week!  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can......

Lori
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 22, 2010, 09:06:06 am
It was not too bad over the weekend. I felt it, but as I said, it was "good pain." And it motivated me to stop by the gym this morning and do my regular daily routine. I like to go Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and then I only need to spend an hour each day instead of a marathon like Friday.

Today was lower body and 20 minutes on the recumbent bike. Tomorrow upper body and elliptical. (Helps me to have a plan.)

Keep up the good work, everyone!

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on February 22, 2010, 09:26:17 am
Was planning on going to Yoga this morning but have to go make copies early as I have a meeting at 11...this week looks pretty crazy since I have a million things to do, am in charge of a Style Show at church a week from Saturday and am leaving town on Thursday for Canada.  Depending on the weather, we MAY go skiing at Lake Louise Saturday.  Boy, will I be sore since I am so out of shape!!   :o

K   ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on February 22, 2010, 12:15:36 pm
Yesterday was a beautiful day, so I got a walk in.  This morning I shoveled snow - we only got about 4 or 5 inches, but it was very heavy and wet.

I'm seriously considering joining the local health club, but I'm not sure yet.

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: ppearl214 on February 22, 2010, 01:16:54 pm
Jan, pls keep the snow... it's heading this way for tomorrow night and I'm none too thrilled! :)


Ya know, I've been following along with this discussion/thread.  It kills me that 9 years ago, I was in the gym, 6 days a week, looked great in a bikini and worked hard to stay in shape, powerwalking 4 miles in 47 mins each day.... then, March, 2001, I took violently ill while at the gym, had to be rushed via ambulance to the ER and they thought I had a heart attack  (good news... it was not a heart attack.... bad news, they found my malignancy). My body has been failing me since that day.....The bloke would tell you just how much he hears it from me, just how much I miss my workouts.

so, I've been following along here... with a pang in my gut as to how much I miss my workout days. For those of you that have met me face to face, you can see how much my body is now retaliating.... and it bums me to no end that I cannot work out like I use to be able.

so, I went home for lunch today to walk the dog.  We have a street, that is very very very steep/hilly, next to our house.  We usually walk the dog up this steep hilly street... usually with my cane.  It's a nice one here today (until Jan blows her weather our way tomorrow..... ugh!), so I took the dog for the walk up the hilly street... BUT, without my cane.  My cane is for multiple reasons (funny... not really related to AN balance issues... more of leg weakness due to Chiari, hip bursitis, lower back arthritis, etc) and it felt great not to use it when I walked the dog.  The dog is also great for "vestibular" exercises cuz she'll pull me one way and I have to counteract my balance by pulling myself the opposite way, etc.  As I walked the hilly street, I thought of this thread and I have to say... YOU ALL gave me my motivation to take my time, go for it, knowing I could do it with focus/concentration and with a smile on my face! :)

so, I commend you all for the cheering on that you do here in this thread... as I also took it to heart and enjoyed the stroll today, sans cane, with the dog... and I plan on continuing these efforts as long as my body allows me.

So, a HEARTY thanks to you all! I'm gonna continue to do this (esp if Jan keeps the snow away from us) and focus on it.

BTW, have been on dr supervised diet this past year. Down 28 lbs with another 10 lbs to lose to hit my target/goal weight. I'll check in here to let you all know how I'm doing.

Thanks again all!  You all have heard me say it before.... "strength in numbers" and this thread certainly demonstrates it! Well done to all of you taking on this challenge!

Phyl
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on February 22, 2010, 03:07:57 pm
Great job again Sara on the workouts.

Kay, sounds like you're definitely busy....sneak in some walks or workouts when you can. Be careful if you go skiing.

Jan, great job on the walk and more snow shoveling. Go for it on joining the health club.....I think it's worth the investment in your health if you use it regularly.

Lori....I know you can, I know you can, I know you will!!!  ;)

Welcome in Phyl. I know you've been through a lot, but you definitely have the right attitude. Way to go on walking without the cane, but do be careful....we'll allow you to use the cane (if needed), just keep trying to get out there like you said. Don't know if you're able to shovel snow, but sounds like Jan is going to give you a shot at it. Also, awesome job on the weight loss...regular walking will likely help you to your goal and maintaining.

Everybody stay active and be safe.

Patrick


 
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on February 22, 2010, 03:42:53 pm
Bravo Phyl! There must be part of your story I haven't heard yet. I never knew you had a malignancy, though I had heard about some of the other stuff from other posts. Here's a big pat on the back for getting out there today and another for managing without your cane! Plus a big pat on the head for your doggy.

Kay, I can't wait to hear about the skiing. Just be careful not to break a leg, OK?

Lori, my kids and husband had that stomach bug too. Thank the good Lord I did not get it. I hear you on that busy part, but I decided last week that I HAVE to take good care of myself to take good care of the rest of my family. My stress level is a lot more manageable on days that I make it to the gym.

Jan, snow shoveling definitely counts as exercise, especially six inches of heavy wet snow. I'm with Patrick on joining the gym. See if you can get a "try before you buy" day and take along a book to see how you like the recumbent bicycles.

Speaking of Patrick, thanks for the kind words. It does feel better to be back in a routine.

Keri and Cindy, I envy you the running. I've had to give it up as running is the only activity to trigger asthma attacks. It's easier to manage life if I stick to walking, treadmill, elliptical and stationery bike. Same benefits, no inhaler.

I got some good news from the doctor's office today at my annual exam. According to the nurse I have lost six pounds since November. All I can figure is that I must have had winter boots on at the last visit because I can't imagine shedding six pounds over the Christmas holidays much less the six week hiatus from the gym. But whatever, it's good to have something to be excited over.

This is the time of year that most people give up on their fitness resolutions, so keep up the good work everyone. Remember the body in motion tends to stay in motion.

Take care,
Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on February 22, 2010, 04:09:32 pm
I'll have you guys know you guilted me into going to the Y for an hour and a half long yoga class today!  Ugh...  I'm pretty sure the instructor was Atilla the Hun in a previous life.  So, if you don't hear from me tomorrow, it's because I can't muster the energy to swing my legs out of the bed to get up.

It felt good though and I actually did pretty well for not having done yoga in over a year.  Well, at least I didn't fall over or completely embarrass myself, so I'd say that was doing pretty well!   ::)

I just have to get over the guilt about leaving my 3 year old at the child care there.  The child care (and the Y itself) in Nashville were so big and brand new and nice.  Our Y here is old and small and the child care room isn't very big.  I know she's fine and the ladies that work there are great, but I still feel bad leaving here there.  She didn't seem to mind though, so I guess I just have to get over it.

Phyl, nice work on the dog walk.  I'm sure the dog appreciated it, even with those short little legs!  (the dog's, not yours).

Sounds like everyone is trying and the encouragement here is great!  I just hope I'm able to lift my coffee cup tomorrow morning or it's going to be a long day...

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on February 22, 2010, 04:34:21 pm
Yay, Lori! Way to deal with that guilt. A lesser woman might have tried to bury it with a Twinkie. Or drown it with a marguerita. Or both.

Here's hoping you are not too tired or sore tomorrow.

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on February 22, 2010, 05:50:23 pm
WAY TO GO PHYL!!  WHOO - HOO!!!

Good job everybody!

Lori~
You don't need to lift your coffee cup - just use a straw you silly girl!

Way to go everyone - snow is a comin' down here!!

K   ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on February 22, 2010, 07:32:51 pm
Saralynn,
 
Guess I shouldn't mention that we went to the bakery on the way home....   :-[  They should not have built a bakery across the street from the Y!

Kay, just call Jan to come shovel your snow for you.  She's really good at it! 

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on February 22, 2010, 08:28:44 pm
Lori, the crowd I hang out with at the gym drops by the bakery once in a while. The way I look at it, we could be going to the bakery and NOT to the gym, so we have to be ahead.

The calories don't count if you are sweaty.

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Jill Marie on February 22, 2010, 09:16:25 pm
WOW!!  Looks like this thread is really working!  What's amazing is that as Sara says this is the time of year where people usually stop working out.

Pat, I can't imagine doing a 40 mile ride, I rode 20 miles once with my husband when I was in pretty good shape and didn't do anything the rest of the afternoon and evening & walked slowly the next day.  Glad you can do it and I'm assuming you enjoy it or you wouldn't do it two days in a row.

Cindy, how was the 1/2, when I read your post before you did the 1/2 I had no idea what you were talking about tell Keri clued me in.

Lori, when you have kids especially young ones, best laid plans are to be changed.  Don't worry about leaving the little one it's a good way for her to get use to being with others and if you take good care of yourself then your better prepared to take care of her.

Sara I went to the doctor too and there scale said  I was 6 pounds lighter than the gym, of course I didn't actually loose anything but at least the number was better.

Kaybo, your plate is full and only you can decide what to do with what little time you have free if you have any, if you don't go skiing perhaps a nice walk will do.

Phyl, sorry to hear that you miss the gym, it sucks when you want to do something good for yourself but your body won't let you.  I bet the dog loves the walk, we walked our dogs for over an hour yesterday and they were happy and quiet the rest of the day.  We walk along the railroad tracks where there's no traffic so we can let them run, they get twice the exercise we do.  Congrats on loosing the weight, the only way I can do it is by working out.  My hubby told me yesterday that I wouldn't have to work out as much if I just ate what I needed during the day instead of eating what I want, I choose to work out more and eat what I want. 

If I have athlete's foot does that mean I'm an athlete?  Jill
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on February 23, 2010, 09:35:20 am
If I had known I was going to get a tetanus booster yesterday, I would have done upper body yesterday and lower body today, because let me tell you, the doctor was not kidding when she said my arm was going to HURT today.

OK primal scream over. Upper body workout and 35 minutes on the elliptical this morning. Tomorrow is a regularly scheduled rest day.

On a positive note, it's sunny today, which lifts my spirits 100 percent.

Have a great day.

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on February 24, 2010, 07:00:13 am
I'm not much on self-help books, but I've found a good one that might be helpful for others trying to get back into exercising and eating well.  It's "Small Changes, Big Results; a 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life " by Ellie Krieger who apparently is a host on Food TV's Healthy Appetites.

While some of the information in the book is a no-brainer, I've found it very helpful and a great way to reinforce what I should be doing.

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on February 24, 2010, 07:22:24 am

If I have athlete's foot does that mean I'm an athlete?  Jill


Jill, absolutely!   :D

Jan, I'll have to check that book out.  I've seen her on Food Network, but maybe if I didn't have such a healthy appetite, I wouldn't need the exercise!   ;)

Sara, tetanus shots do hurt, but it probably would have hurt more if you didn't exercise that arm and get it moving.  When I worked at the doctor's office, I would tell people who just got their shot to make sure they moved that arm around a lot that day.  Helps to disperse the injection and it hurts less.  So, your arm probably hurt, but just think, it probably could have been worse!   :D  And this way if you fall off the equipment and cut yourself, you won't have to get another shot for a while!

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: cindyj on February 24, 2010, 03:10:52 pm
What a beautiful day we (three girlfriends) had for our 1/2 in Jacksonville!  It was such an awesome race!  Much bigger and better than the one I did on Halloween (of course it rained every step of the way for that one).  It was very well done and all for breast cancer.  The course was so picturesque - part along the intercoastal waterway, part right on the beach.  Many spectators cheering us on and so many great people we met all along the route.  Much fun and we beat our previous time by about 10 minutes, not much, but we were pleased about it.  I'm still sore and wheezing and coughing a bit, but not too much the worse for wear otherwise.  Did give us the perfect excuse to really pig out on pasta and treats all weekend!

Will now be taking a break from these long distance things and try to just keep some other regular sort of exercise routine going.  I'll be getting my inspiration to keep it up from checking in with you guys here, so keep this thread going with your triumphs (big and small) and let's all try to spur each other on :) 

Go to the gym tomorrow, get out for a quick walk, or do a couple of jumping jacks during the commercials as you watch the Olympics tonight! 

Cindy
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on February 25, 2010, 07:17:22 am
Cindy - I've been wondering about your half although i haven't been on here in a few days. Good for you!! I'm so glad the weather was nice and it was enjoyable. And beating your last time by 10 minutes is HUGE!!
Phyl - thank you so much for sharing and I'm glad you're here and can help us get back to it when we need to (like, i need a kick in the butt right now)!
Kay and Lori - understanding that with kids and all the stuff that goes with all their activities it's hard, but we keep plugging along.
Sara - it's always interesting to hear your plans and progress.
Jan - don't send any more snow our way either! whether you do the gym or not, keep us posted.
Patrick - how's the biking?

OK, i didn't do my 10-12 mi run last week. it was all i could do to get out the door when i did (which wasn't much) i did sleep in last saturday - really needed it. i do need to do a long run this saturday. we're going through tough teenage daughter depression problems right now, and sometimes i just want to sit and stare out the window. but that usually makes me feel worse. so, please, tell me to get with it. i do feel better once i get going.

thank you to all of your for keeping up with this thread. it's helping encourage me a lot right now!

keri
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: ppearl214 on February 25, 2010, 07:20:58 am
keri... you know me... great for butt kicks! :)

Thanks all for the kind words of support... You have NO idea how much they help me!  Thank you!

Weather and my health have not been cooperating the past few days.  So, have been listening to my body and taking it a little easy the past couple of days. Desperately waiting for weather to clear so I can get out and walk. In the meantime, there are stairs here in the house (we live on 2nd floor of 2-family house) but have had to gingerly do the stairs due to health. If things "feel better" in next day or 2, will attempt "cardio" workout on the stairs since the weather is forecasted to remain lousy.

Keep up the good work all! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!! :)

Phyl
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on February 25, 2010, 08:20:28 am
OK Keri...you asked for it. Get with it and get out there for a good long run in the next few days!! It will serve a good dual purpose for you: 1) stress reliever and 2) keep up with your mileage for your training base that you don't want to lose. 

Now, I need the same butt kicking. I have the big MS bike ride (from Houston to Austin) coming up in about 7 weeks and while I'm in decent shape from my running, I haven't come close to logging the miles necessary on my bike to be properly trained for this ride...(of which much of it is in the hill country). It has been an unusually cool winter here in the Houston area....I'm a weenie with cold weather on a bike. I would much rather ride when it's 100 degrees than to be doing it when it's 40. Regardless of how cold it is, I need to start increasing the bike miles soon. 

As always....stay active in some way and be safe.

Patrick
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on February 25, 2010, 09:02:12 pm
Patrick, when you said what you did about your bike ride being in 7 weeks, i thought 'hey, i wonder if it's the same week i signed up for the marathon?' and it is! april 17. and believe me, i'm undertrained at this point. i'm still on the cusp of being ok if i get myself in back in gear this saturday with resuming long runs (missed last week). when you said you're in 'decent shape but not close to logging in the miles needed' boy, can i relate! so we can motivate each other. i also think what you're doing is such a worthy cause (he's biking 150 miles to raise money for MS). My mom has MS and i think it's a very worthy cause to support.

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Jill Marie on February 25, 2010, 11:21:57 pm
PATRICK - GET ON THAT BIKE AND RIDE, NO MORE EXCUSES ABOUT THE WEATHER, IF YOU THINK IT IS COLD THERE YOU ARE WRONG, IT'S MUCH COLDER BACK EAST SO NO MORE EXCUSES, NOW GET DOWN AND GIVE ME 10, ON SECOND THOUGHT GIVE ME 50

KERI - RUN LIKE THE WIND, NO MORE EXCUSES OUT OF YOU EITHER, LIKE PATRICK SAID, IT'S GOOD FOR THE STRESS, YOU CAN'T CONTROL EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON, YOU DO WHAT YOU CAN, THEN LET TIME TAKE IT'S COURSE WHILE YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

DRILL INSTRUCTOR JILL
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on February 26, 2010, 07:57:02 am
Joined the health club last night - along with my almost 14 y/o son who has promised to show me how the machines work.  They have staff who will do this, but at his age (often one of attitudes) I'll take all the help he's willing to offer me.

Now I just have to get myself there  ::)

Looks like Jill's a good drill sergeant.  Perhaps I should put her on retainer  ;)  :D

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on February 26, 2010, 08:14:24 am
Jill,

I know a Navy recruiter if you're looking for a new career!   ;D  Looks like Phyl has some competition in the whip-cracking department!   :D

I'm off to the Y myself this morning.  Got some disturbing blood work results from the doc yesterday that seems to indicate I may have been cursed genetically (AGAIN!) with early heart disease - so there's my wake up call to get moving!!!  James told me he doesn't want me to wake up dead.   ???  I told him I wake up dead every morning, but I still get up and go about my day!! 

Good for you, Jan.  You should have joined down here so we could go together.  Is the commute too long for you?

Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on February 26, 2010, 11:21:51 am
Jill, I wasn't too awfully motivated this morning until I read your post. I went just so there would not be an opportunity for you to yell at me!

Anyway, it turned out to be a good week. I went to the gym four times. The pain in my arm has diminished to a dull ache.

Jan, I hope you like your gym. My daughter, also 14, would like to be trained on the machines at the Y. We will probably do that after bb season ends.

Lori, sorry to hear about the blood work. We will all be your vicarious workout buddies.

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on February 26, 2010, 06:46:39 pm
Sergeant Jill, just read your post....you're good. Don't know if it will help my bike training, but I just dropped and did 50 like you demanded. Just want you to know that even though it's supposed to be 40 degrees and windy tomorrow morning, I'm getting out on the bike to fight through for 30 to 40 miles.

Keri, you better get out there too.....we can't let down Sergeant Jill.

Congrats Jan on joining the health club....go test out some of the machines this weekend.

Lori, sorry to hear about the blood work, but good job on going to the Y....keep it up.

Sara, great job again on the workouts....Sergeant Jill won't be yelling at you

Sorry about you northeasterners and all the snow....guess you guys will have to run up and down your stairs or do some indoor jumping jacks.
 
Be active and safe everyone.

Patrick
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: lori67 on February 26, 2010, 06:54:32 pm
I found a cool new reason to go to the Y!  Well, aside from the exercise thing...

They have the coolest bike I've ever seen.  Don't know what it's called but it's like a video game!  It looks like a regular stationary bike, but it has a shifter thing and a screen and the handlebars move.  You choose a "ride" to do - a mountainside, an evening ride, a park, etc...I chose a seaside ride, of course.  So your view of the screen is just over your handlebars and you have to steer around other people and make the turns and when the course goes up a hill, the resistance changes.  You have to stay a certain distance behind the pace rider and you can change gears on the bike.  Ok, this has probably been around for a while and I just haven't seen it, but I thought it was fun and much more exciting than just staring at the wall or the sweaty guy next to you.  Now they just need to put a fan nearby so it feels like you're actually moving.

I'm easily entertained...can you tell?  Also managed 3 miles on the treadmill and a mile on the elliptical, which for some reason felt like 100 miles.

Time to go take some Advil....
Lori
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on February 26, 2010, 07:29:37 pm
Lori, I've never seen a bike like that either. I know what you mean about regular stationary bikes....I get bored quickly on those, but that one you have at your Y sounds really cool. I only go to my company's gym, so maybe they have those bikes in other places...I'm going to have to check it out somewhere.

Great job on your workout...really impressive. Don't overdo it....make sure that you want to go back on a regular basis.

Patrick
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on February 26, 2010, 09:14:16 pm
I have heard of those biikes, but have never seen one. Our bikes overlook the swimming pool so the view is usually a water aerobics class. Of course there are TVs, but I usually read. I'm glad you enjoyed your ride, Lori, that is the best way to keep you going back.

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Jill Marie on February 26, 2010, 10:44:48 pm
First off, you must remember that DRILL INSTRUCTORS are like parents: DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO!!  Very busy day at work, guy on vacation, end of month accounts to do and lots of customers, didn't eat lunch tell 2:00 then just had time to eat some of it.  That was excuse #1 for not going to the gym.  After work I went to Costco for some supplies and to gas up my truck, then headed to the car wash, it closed 5 minutes before I got there so I had to do the do-it-yourself truck wash(good exercise I told myself) #2 reason for not going to the gym, then off to the store for a 1 day seafood sale (seafood is good for you, don't have to workout as much if you eat it) by then it was 6:00 p.m. time to go home and fix dinner not enough time to work out or we will be eating to late which is not good for you, that was excuse #3 for not working out.  

Jan - glad to hear you joined a club, there's something about paying for something and not using it that gets to a lot of us, therefore you will workout. I've been doing it for years but still have issues with the fact that I pay to sweat, get athlete's foot & use time there that I could use to do something I really enjoy doing.  My son helped me with the weights, I did a lot of biking, stair climbing, etc. and lost some weight but then hit a plateau, when my son showed me how to use the weights and told me why I should use them I started loosing weight again and felt better all over as I wasn't using my arms and upper body enough before that.  Having your son show you around the gym will be as good for him as for you.

Lori - good to hear that you went to the Y, as for the heart issues, I'm hoping that you are in the very, very early stages of heart disease and your working out keeps things in check.  I think that doctors these days are a lot better with the prevention side of medicine so hopefully the test is just a warning sign of want can happen not will happen as long as you take care of yourself

Sara - thanks for not joining the ranks with Pat & Keri, I'm not sure I have it in me to yell at more than 2 people at a time,  I'm glad that I was able to get you up and going, doesn't seem that it has worked for Pat or Keri yet!  Glad your arm is feeling better, haven't thought about getting a tetanus shot in years, did your doctor recommend it?  I'm actually allergic to tetanus shots so I only get one if I really need to.

Lori -  I haven't seen the bike you mentioned either, sounds like it would be fun.  I ride the bike so I can read the paper at the same time otherwise I couldn't possibly ride so long.  I keep the good news section of the paper year around so I can read it at the gym, the time goes faster that way

Keri - WHERE IS MY REPORT ON YOUR RUN?  I'm going to assume you are out running now and that is why you haven't checked in, much better to be running then SITTING AROUND & POSTING ON THE COMPUTER!!  

Pat - Good job on the 50 push ups, yes, they will help your biking riding because you are building upper body strength and that will help you fight the wind on your ride tomorrow.  NOW GET OUT THERE AND RIDE, I DON'T WANT TO HERE ABOUT WHAT YOU PLAN ON DOING, I WANT TO READ ABOUT WHAT YOU DID!  



 


Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on February 27, 2010, 01:02:46 pm
Sarge Jill,

Reporting in here with a 35 mile bike ride this morning. It was chilly, but had 4 layers on to help. I know you don't like to hear what I "plan" to do, but I will drop and do another 50 later today, then plan to run 8 to 10 miles tomorrow. Thanks.

Patrick
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on February 28, 2010, 12:37:02 pm
just read tis whole thead and got tired ...

since AN surgery I have become a slug ...somedays a fast slug but still a slug ...

I had pneumonia a few weeks ago ... when got over the worst took up walking at school in the mornings.. the first gym class is at 8:45 so me a few others have banded together to walk from 7:30 until class comes in ... and on lucky days when kids go outside we can walk til we drop if we want to ...after walking Friday went to see doctor becasue even though it didn't feel like asthma wheeze I was wheezing and chest felt tight... my neck hurt and had some facial numbness along jawline and up AN side of face ... just felt off ... after some ultrasounds and xrays I was told I have Pericarditis , fluid around heart ... not sure if brought on by pneumonia , lupus or something else ... on fluid pills to pull off fluid and told to not stop moving but not over do ... and take BP often ... so now in holding pattern waiting to see if fluid resolves or if it is going to be something bigger



I still can't run... it makes me drunk and brings on headaches ... but I walk fast ...leave walking buddies on the dust ... I have found once I got up and walking after surgery without bumping too much that the fast I walk the more stable the walk is ... less wobble to it ...

my 12 year old has been in physical therapy with her legs ... due to nail petella syndrome her knee caps is malformed and has decided to life on the side of her leg instead of front ... insurance only approved 8 visits... instead of her being in PT  from January til she goes back to Vanderbilt in April... at a Lillies and Lace ( seminar for girls and women focusing on health and socilal issues such as sexual harrassment and bullying ) event last week I got information on Curves ... can get a free 10 day member ship and then only $40 a month for me and both girls if we decide to stay ... gonna check it out and see if they can work her out on same type machines as PT was using ... we are still doing home workouts and she has a Wii Fit plus routine that they designed for her at PT... hoping that they have what she needs and that will be my motovation to get to them and get moving more ... but now have to wait on clearance from doctor beore I do anything other than normal movement around house ...I have enough cleaning and stuff to get a work out ...

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on February 28, 2010, 12:48:45 pm
had to continue here ...last few lines I typed had the page jumping around ... :-\

I have been on prednisone for lupus symtoms and will do another round for heart symptoms along with the fluid pill and Motrin

meanwhile continue to plan on walking in a 5K Relay for Life  walk/run at end of Marach and walking all nigt the night of our relay event last year log 5 miles , so have to beat that ...will bestaying all night instead of just a few hours this time ...as soon as doc gives go ahead I will start back my walking at school ...I was managing to do about 25 laps with a water break here and there before wearing out ...sometimes more ...when having a wonky head pirate day 10 or so was what I could manage ...need to measure the walk around gym floor and see how faar we are walking as far as miles go

since AN surgery I have gained abotu 25 pounds ... I lost 17 and after a couple rounds of steroids gained 13 back ... feel like I am fighting a losing battle as far as weight goes but figure that even if I don't drop the weight moving more is good for me

thanks for all your incouraging sotries ...
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 28, 2010, 11:34:50 pm
Patrick - GOOD JOB on the 35 mile bike ride, posting what you plan to do after you post a successful mission is allowed and encouraged!

Soundy, I'm amazed that you are getting any exercise at all considering the medical issues you have right now, keep up the good work, hopefully the doctor gives you the ok to continue walking with your coworkers. 

We spent most of the weekend dealing with computer problems so there weren't any walks or bike rides, which is a shame since we had temps in the 50's, pretty good for the end of February. 

Hope you all have a great week, Spring is just around the corner so we can get out and do more of the things we love to do.  Jill
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 01, 2010, 09:38:53 am
Didn't do anything over the weekend other than sit on hard bleachers watching middle school girls get their exercise.

But this morning I decided to add a plate at every weight machine and also ten minutes and a level of resistance to my cardio. It is so easy to get complacent and just keep doing the same thing over and over.

Soundy, keep up the good work, and I know it is work. You sure seem to have the right attitude.

Jill, my doctor told me I was due for the tetanus shot at my last well check. I have one every ten years and do not remember it ever hurting like that. But maybe my memory faded over the intervening decade.

Take care this week, everyone.

Sara
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 02, 2010, 08:02:37 am
Sick child = no gym today. Will have to get out Wii Fit later.
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Post by: Keri on March 02, 2010, 09:30:40 am
trainee jacobs reporting, SIR. i did my 14 miles on saturday, SIR !!
oops, i mean MA'AM. my son got in trouble his first week of basic training for calling his TI a SIR when she was a MA'AM.
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Post by: Kaybo on March 02, 2010, 10:44:17 am
Back from the cold NORTH and ready to start working out - when I can find the time.  Since this is the 1st week of the month, I have meetings of some kind almost every day!  The style show that has fallen to me (not in original plan) is Saturday so hopefully next week will be better.  I did ski on Saturday and did lots of POLING and worked up a sweat!  I thought that I wouldn't be able to walk on Sunday but took a jacuzzi Saturday night and Sunday morning and surprisingly, I feel pretty good!  For a girl that still has significant balance problems, a stroke and not having skied but 2 days in 15 years - I think I did OK.  I didn't fall WHILE skiing, just 2 times when I was standing COMPLETELY STILL, I just kind of lost my balance and tipped over!  LOL!!

Running to meeting...
K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 02, 2010, 10:50:14 am
Great job, Kay!!
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Post by: Captain Deb on March 02, 2010, 12:23:09 pm
Well, my PLAN was to go to the gym this morning, but it is snowing like crazy out and it gets really treacherous driving up here in the mountains so digging in and staying home.  I promise to go get on my pilates machine for 20 minutes!! Cross my heart!

Been out of the gym for 2 weeks due to painful back issues--had an MRI of it last week and they didn't find anything but a few degenerating discs. Dang! I always knew I was a degenerate, but it was never painful before, just fun!!

Keep going girls and guys--we will have to have a bikini contest at the next symposium!!  Guys, get out your Speedos!!

Capt Deb(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/Captdeb_photos/rosie_weighing_in_on_scale_lg_clr.gif)
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Post by: Keri on March 02, 2010, 03:55:26 pm
Capt Deb - may your degerneration turn back into fun! I empathize with you on the disc stuff - my husband has a herniated disc and has been in PT. The guy lives to/loves to run (while I have to make myself) and he can't right now (except on a treadmill). I hope you're both better soon. I think I'll skip the bikini contest!

Kay - your trip sounded great! I love to ski, but haven't in years and I'm not very good.

OK, it's 4:55 and i need to go run before it gets dark. then clean the house and cook dinner. but i will run first. this exercise thread thing is really helping me because i dont' want to get YELLED AT !! haha. off i go.


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Post by: lori67 on March 02, 2010, 04:53:03 pm
Survived yoga again yesterday!  My legs feel like jello today, but it's good!  Got plenty of exercise working at the school library today - phew, those little kids are bundles of energy!  Who knew a library could provide such a work out!  I also ran into the man who is in charge of the upcoming 5K for the school, so I may be strong-armed into participating in that.  I knew I should have faked deafness when he called me!   :D

Hoping to get to the Y tomorrow, weather permitting.  They're calling for rain/snow mix, which will probably mean the city will be shut down for a few days.  I'll get my exercise climbing the walls!!!!

Good job everyone.  Captain Deb, the Speedo competition may make me wish I was blind also!!!    :o

Lori
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 02, 2010, 10:08:38 pm
Health club this evening.  Have to get my money's worth  ;)

Man, am I old - and sore  ::)  :P

Jan
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Post by: texsooner on March 03, 2010, 08:28:43 am
Checking in with a 10 mile run on Sunday and another 3 miles yesterday.

Exercise for me will be spotty for the next 10 days or so as I'm going on an international business trip (way east of here). I will take workout clothes in hopes of catching a couple of hotel gym workouts.

I'll be checking in on all of you....everybody keep up the good work. Be active and safe.

Patrick 
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 03, 2010, 09:28:17 pm
Patrick -

you are SO good at this whole exercise thing - and I just caught on the AN Calendar that you're younger than me  ::)

Guess I need to get myself in shape and stop whining about my age, huh??  :D

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on March 03, 2010, 10:25:05 pm
just eating Oreos and reading this thread...

K   ;D
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Post by: sgerrard on March 03, 2010, 11:31:40 pm
just eating Oreos and reading this thread...

Brave girl. Better duck if JILL comes around...

Steve
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 03, 2010, 11:51:41 pm
Looks like this thread is really working, I don't have anyone to yell at today!

Sara - I know what you mean about adding weight to your workout and not just doing the same old thing, I just wish that the plates came in smaller increments so I could move up easier, I'd prefer an extra 5 pounds over the 10 or 15 pounds most of the plates increase.  As for the tetanus shot, it just hit me, they probably don't ask me to get one since it's in my records that I'm allergic to them, duh, guess I will get one if I have to and deal with it then.  I wouldn't know if they usually hurt as my arm goes numb and swells up when they give me one. 

Trainee Jacobs - Good to hear you got out for a great 14 mile run, I'm PROUD of you!  The Sir thing is fine with me, sounds respectful where as the Ma'am title makes me feel old. 

Kaybo - Congrats on the skiing, can't believe you even tried it let alone succeeded after all you have been through.  I went skiing with my son and husband about 8 years ago and crashed and burned, first and last time on skis.  I respect your honesty, "just eating Oreo's and reading the thread", now drop and give me 20 push ups or 5 for every Oreo you ate.  Was thinking about munching on a bag of popcorn, now I know I WILL, back in a couple of minutes.  Ok, I'm back, one of the great things about posting versus talking in person is that I can type and eat popcorn a lot better than I can talk and eat popcorn at the same time. Don't forget, I'm like a parent, I don't have to do what I tell others to do, so no push ups for me, besides I would probably slip and hurt myself because of the butter on my hands from the popcorn.   Kaybo, next time you go skiing just keep on moving then you won't fall over, no rest for you!

Captain Deb - Waiting to here that you did the 20 minutes of exercise, crossing your heart is good but I have to read that you really did it, don't make me yell! 

Lori - Yep, exercise comes in all fashions kids and dogs can really keep you going, the exercise you got is great because you were multitasking while doing it and didn't even realize you were getting exercise at the time.  It was so nice Monday that I decided to go home and get the dogs and take them for a walk, they ended up taking me for a walk, I could barely keep up.  We walked to the bus to meet my husband, he rides his bike to the bus stop then takes the bus to work.  He's training for the Bike to Work week in May.  The next day I was going to go to the club but I got a really bad headache at work because everyone left early so I had to do a lot of extra work, anyway, I decided to take the dogs for a walk instead.  I went to the club today because I have the beginning of shin splints from walking to much. 

Jan- Glad to hear your not letting the club make money off you.

Pat - Good to her from you, was beginning to wonder if the push ups were to much for you!  Hope you enjoy the business trip and of course hope you get a chance to work out, I know you really want to keep in shape.  My son is in the Army and he has shown me how important it is to keep up the workout.  We promise to keep working out while you are gone, especially since you will be checking up on us!

Saw this on a sign today - Clones are people two

Drill Instructor Jill

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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 04, 2010, 07:55:50 am
Saw this on a sign today - Clones are people two

LOL  :D

Hey, Kay, share those cookies!!!  ;)

Push ups??  UGH!!
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 04, 2010, 10:01:01 am
Jill, my doctor gave me a tip for increasing on machines with only large plates. Do two or three reps at the higher weight, then decrease to the former weight to finish the set. Each day increase the number of reps at the new weight until you are doing them all.

Today I did cardio first (a full 60 minutes since I missed Tuesday), then increased by 5 pounds on upper body machines. I'm tired.

Sara
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Post by: cindyj on March 04, 2010, 01:09:41 pm
Everyone is doing so great!  I've been a bit out of pocket...after a very rough month or so with my father n law in and out of hospital, rehab and finally 12 days of hospice, he passed away last week and the funeral was this week.  Did manage to still get in two short jog/walk sessions with my training buddies, but need to get very serious next week.  As usual, I'm impressed and inspired by all of you here.  So, I'm completely motivated for next week. 

I'm looking for a new activity, though.  In additon to our 1/2 marathon training, I have been going to Curves, but think I need a change from that.  Lori, I see you're doing Yoga...I might have to give that a try.  I still want to do some horseback riding, but not sure if one, I can stay on a horse, and two, if it's really enough exercise???   Brad & I are still doing our dancing lessons, but we laugh more than we dance, so don't know how much good it's doing ;D

Spring is on the way, or so they promise, then we'll all be able to really get out and have some fun!

Cindy (off to eat some brownies after seeing that Kay was eating Oreo's)
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Post by: Kaybo on March 04, 2010, 02:38:41 pm
I'm such a good influence!!  Just had a sweet creme crepe with brandied cherries for my b-day dessert!  :o)

K   ;D
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Post by: texsooner on March 04, 2010, 09:49:55 pm
Very nice gym here in Dubai at my very nice hotel, so had no excuse not to workout. Did 20 km on the exercise bike, then 4 km run on the treadmill....sounds more impressive using the kms, but that's what the machines read out. Now I'm going guilt free to the breakfast buffet!

I'm watching you guys.

Kaybo...we'll give you a break on the oreos, since I read in another thread it's your birthday.

Jan...yeah right...i'm younger than you ;)

Everybody get going and be safe.

Patrick
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Post by: Keri on March 04, 2010, 11:25:23 pm
Cindy... I'm so sorry about your father in law. When we go through difficult times, it helps to keep running or whatever, but time does seem short.   I liked your comment about the exercse of dancing and laughing.

Patrick - good for you. Maybe you could run the steps of one of those tall sky scrapers...

Kay, yep it's your birthday. You get to eat what you want. But i was going to go to bed and now I want an Oreo and milk first!

And Steve has appeared.... OK Steve, how many miles for you tomorrow?

Keri
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Post by: sgerrard on March 04, 2010, 11:31:20 pm
And Steve has appeared.... OK Steve, how many miles for you tomorrow?

Do home repairs and yard work count?

Steve
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 05, 2010, 06:19:24 am
Do home repairs and yard work count?

Steve

Absolutely!

My local YMCA belongs to the FitLinxx system, which awards points for number of pounds lifted and minutes of cardio (I am halfway through the gold level on my way to platinum). Besides the machines in the gym, there are all sorts of other activities to enter. Lawn mowing, snow shoveling, and gardening are all included.

Sara
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 05, 2010, 08:18:07 am
And Steve has appeared.... OK Steve, how many miles for you tomorrow?
Do home repairs and yard work count?

Definitely.  And if you have some spare time, I would use both home repairs and yard work.  Stop by  :D

Jan
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Post by: lori67 on March 05, 2010, 08:21:31 am
Cindy,  I'm so sorry about your father in law.  I hope your family is doing okay.  And as for the dancing/laughing, I'm sure if you laugh hard enough, that's exercise in itself - so keep laughing!  I might come watch you guys so I can laugh, er - I mean exercise, too!   :D  You should try yoga.  I love it.  And I get quite a workout from it trying to remain upright.  Fortunately, I haven't wounded anyone yet.

Sara, we have that FitLinxx thing at our Y too.  I have to go talk to someone there to get going on that.

Kay, step away from the oreos.  And mail them to me.

Steve, it only counts as exercise if you do it at my house.  And I'd say beginning with my laundry would be a great workout for you.

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Post by: Soundy on March 05, 2010, 03:50:04 pm
Cleared yesterday to resume activity at level I had been at ... but didn't today becasue I was too busy eating Oreos  :D ... well actually softened vanilla ice cream with crumbled Oreos mixed in ... someone bagged can goods on top of cookies  >:( ... it was either put the crumbs in the ice cream or feed them to the donkey and chickens ...

fluid gone from lungs and only minimal amount around heart ... tolilet paper consumption is up and I make sure where ever I am I know where the nearest restroom is ... betwen the increase in water I was told to do and the fluid pills I feel like Depends wouldn't be a bad idea ... steroids for 21 days and hope I don't have a reaccurance of fluid accumulation

while everyone is walking and moving , check out local Relay For Life Activities ... being nationwide and main events in different areas starting in May and running through the summer there is probably something near you ... get in some exercise and raise some dollars for a great cause ... I put my kids on my team roster ... they are cuter than me and people give them bigger donations and buy more luminairies from them ... have several projects going to raise moola ... our Relay all night walk isn't til June 26 and the girls and I have alerady reached and passed our goal ... adding them helped ...

Right now getting ready to go out door to take girls to basketball practice ... tomorrow is there last game on Saturday league ... I  am going to walk around the gym's perimeter while they practice  ...figure that will work off the Oreao/ice cream

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Post by: Keri on March 05, 2010, 04:48:58 pm
good idea, soundy!
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Post by: Keri on March 05, 2010, 09:38:47 pm
i'm putting this out there in case i don't feel like getting out of bed in the morning...
i have to do a long run tomorrow at crack of dawn AM. it's 6 weeks until marathon time and if i skip a long run now i might as well bag it.
it's time like this i ask... 'why  WHY am i doing this???' but come noon tomorrow, i'll be happy. or very tired. i guess both.
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 05, 2010, 10:42:23 pm
Sara - Thanks for sending on the Dr advise on increasing the plate weights, will give it a try.  The last time I increased the weights I did to much and it almost sent me back to square one.

Cindy - Sorry to hear that your father-in-law passed away,  going through that is mentally, emotionally  & physically exhausting so trying to work out then can be  really hard to do.  I wish my husband liked to dance it is great fun & great exercise all at the same time.  As for the brownies, you deserved them for all you have gone through for the last month, if you want to kick the brownies up a notch mix german frosting in with the brownies before you bake them, they are wonderful.

Kaybo - Happy, Happy Belated Birthday, I hope that you didn't do the push ups I told you to do, I didn't realize at the time that it was your birthday eve, you get to eat anything you want on your birthday eve & of course on your birthday, hope it was a great one.  

Pat - I've never heard of Dubai, so when my son came home this evening I asked him where it was, he told me and of course I can't pronounce it let alone spell it.  He said that the soldiers some times go there for R&R but he didn't get to, said he wished he had, he likes checking out new places and that is one place he would like to see.  

Steve - I agree, home repairs & yard work count as a work out, sure beats riding a bike at the club just for the exercise.  This way you get a lot of things done while exercising.  We don't have any big trees now but I can remember when we did and raking was quite an exhausting work out, not to mention the hour it took to mow the lawn.  

Lori - I never realized that Yoga was also a workout, just thought it was relaxing.  

Soundy - Glad to hear you're feeling better, good call on bringing the kids on board for the Relay, you're right, we can't refuse kids when they are raising money for a good cause.

I'm beat so I'll watch a bit of tv and off to bed, great weather this weekend so a nice lloonngg walk is in store, Jill

I was just about to post when I read that Trainee Jacobs needed my help:

JACOB'S GET YOUR LAZY BODY OUT OF BED AND HIT THE ROAD, the crack of dawn is the best time to run because everyone else is in bed so you have the road to yourself.  YOU ARE DOING THIS FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY & YOUR AN FAMILY, and tomorrow afternoon you will be so happy, tired & relaxed that you won't care that your got up that early.  Good Luck! 
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Post by: lori67 on March 06, 2010, 01:43:36 pm
Hey Jill,  can you swing by here on school days around 6:30am to get my kids out of bed?  I think you might have more luck than I do!   :D

Patrick and Jill, there's a really nice mall and a water park in Dubai.  Never been there myself, but I always get lovely pictures of the "hard work" my husband does on deployments so I've seen plenty of photos.

Yoga is probably supposed to be relaxing, but trying to bend yourself into a pretzel and not knock everyone else over like a row of dominoes throws a whole new level of fun into it.  I do okay on all the poses except anything that requires standing on one foot.  Just can't do that.  But it really does seem to tone your muscles and makes you feel good afterwards.  Give it a try.

Keri, how did it go this morning?

Lori
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Post by: Keri on March 06, 2010, 02:28:00 pm
i heard jill marie's VOICE YELL AT ME at 0600 and i got my lazy butt out of bed and did 17.

lori - isn't your race (shamrock ) in two weeks? the one your daughter will finish up? that sounds like so much fun; one of these days i'll get down there for the rock n roll half - isn't that around labor day? if it's hot, i'll be one of the slowest! (which is ok with me).

yoga sounds hard to me because i'm not limber. and i could see myself falling over!

thanks, jill marie, for all the specific encouragement to everyone.

i hope everyone has a nice weekend and gets their workout in. i know it's finally beautiful weather around here. and i'm DONE for the day. (but now i have to do all those housecleaning chores ... yuck).

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Post by: Kaybo on March 06, 2010, 05:49:46 pm
I got some unexpected exercise today in the form of SPRINTS!!   :o  I truly was running from the "Great Room" where we had our Brunch/Style Show to the Children's Area where the models were getting dressed.  I had to introduce the woman from Dillard's that I worked with on the SS and they weren't ready so I kept running back & forth...when I got up to speak, I could barely breathe!!

I was just thinking that I would go to YOGA on Monday but I have to take tests Monday & Tuesday to be hired for the 2010 Census...I have got to find a PAYING job!  Looks like if i am ever going to get to work-out again, I am going to have to get up & go at 5:00 again...not sure I can do that with all our late nights these days!  ???

K   ;D
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Post by: sgerrard on March 06, 2010, 07:12:02 pm
I am going to have to get up & go at 5:00 again.

Jill can help you with that. :)

I have weeded the front beds, trimmed back the hedge and side yard bushes, and fixed the toilet. Cookie time!

Steve
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 06, 2010, 09:31:56 pm
Lori - I would love to come over and get your kids up for you, I truly miss not having kids at home.  I know, I know, you will lend me yours for a bit.  My youngest has been home for almost a year now but will probably be leaving soon, he's in the Military.   Considering he is 6' 5" and a muscle man I never tell him when to get up or I will soon find myself hanging upside down.  Thanks to you, Pat & my son I have also exercised my mind by learning about Dubai.  I believe I read in a thread that your husband is in the Military but I forgot.  I hope he's home with you now.

Keri - WAY TO GO!  Glad you heard your wake up call!  

Steve - Wish I was out there weeding & trimming with you, will skip the toilet repair though.  My husband and son did some yard work today and when they came in for lunch my husband said it was a shame to come in to eat as it's to nice to be inside, I just scowled at him as I was doing the laundry and various other inside jobs.  I got my exercise going up and down the stairs to do the laundry.

Kaybo - Considering it's Saturday night I will take a break and not tell you what to do.  We all need a break now and then.  However, if I don't see some results soon I will be changing my tune.  Therefore you might want to reconsider your work out issues.  If you get hired to do the Census you won't need to work out as you will be doing quite a bit of walking I presume.

I received an email about walking, the following made me think of you:

 Keri - I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing..
 
 Jan -  I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks.
 Haven't lost a pound.  Apparently you have to go there.
 I know your are going but it still made me think of you.
 
  Kaybo - Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
  I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

Hope you have a great Sunday! Jill
 

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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 07, 2010, 11:49:43 am
Jan -  I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks.
 Haven't lost a pound.  Apparently you have to go there.
 I know your are going but it still made me think of you.

Oh man, don't burst my bubble!  :(

In addition to the health club, I am doing Weight Watchers for good measure.

Yesterday I started running again.  My knees have been groaning a little, but they'll get over it  ;)

Hope to be in prime shape by the time the 2011 ANA Symposium rolls around, in case I decide to attend.

Jan
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Post by: cindyj on March 07, 2010, 08:46:38 pm
Thanks for your words about my father n law, guys.  Seems sad to get back to normal, but know that's life...

Had a tennis match (singles) today - hope I burned enough calories to off set the cookies I just ate a minute ago???  The weather this weekend was much more to my liking!  Was so great to be out in it.  Supposed to do 3 miles tomorrow - my training buddies and I are just trying to keep up some mileage each week so we don't lose all we gained training for our 1/2.  Thinking of doing some 5 or 10k races, but not sure about that.  I like the nice snail pace we do for the 1/2...

Brad & I went to a dance "hall" this weekend to practice all our new moves...what a blast!  We actually stayed up til almost midnight like real adults :D  Perhaps we'll put a video on YouTube ::)  We're still pretty awful, but were so inspired by watching others who really knew what they were doing.  I highly recommend it to you guys! 

Keep walking, running, biking, jumping, stretching this week!

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 07, 2010, 09:28:43 pm
Hope to be in prime shape by the time the 2011 ANA Symposium rolls around, in case I decide to attend.

Jan


IN CASE??? I thought you were going to be there for sure.
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Post by: Cheryl R on March 07, 2010, 10:13:48 pm
You can't miss coming to Cinncinnati!           Cheryl R
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Post by: texsooner on March 08, 2010, 12:13:32 am
You guys are all doing great. I feel like a slug now. I've been in Saudi Arabia for the last 3 days without any opportunity to workout, but plenty of big lunches and dinners I rarely go 2 days without exercise. Heading back to Dubai tonight and hope I can sneak a workout in before the 17 hour flight back to Houston Tuesday.

Keep up the good work everyone..stay active and be safe.

Patrick
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Post by: lori67 on March 08, 2010, 07:39:59 am
Jill,

You crack me up! (sounds like a form of exercise to me!)  :D  Yes, my husband is in the Navy, and so is my son.  My husband is home now and will probably deploy for 6-7 months in November, but he'll be on an aircraft carrier, so I don't have to worry about him too much.  My son graduated from boot camp last August and is in school in cold Chicago for a few more months.  I just have to worry about him freezing to death.   :D  We always use my husbands deployments as a chance to learn some geography lessons that apparently I must have missed in school.   ???  The Shamrock is coming up and Paige is doing well.  I'll be a spectator that  day as I will have the little one with me and then I have to be there to get Paige at the finish line.  I'm off the hook until my nephew's 5K in April.  Phew....

Jan, what is this "if" business???

Kay, I have a friend who will be working for the Census too.  They pay pretty well.  If Erika was in school full time, I'd do it myself.  Maybe they'll hire her...she can go door to door with  paper and a crayon.  She can count to 20.  How many people have more than 20 people living their house?

Can't go to the Y today since Erika has a cold, so I'll have to get my exercise by doing housework.  That should be the equivalent of doing a triathlon.

Keep up the good work everyone - and step away from the cookies! 
Lori
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 08, 2010, 07:47:53 am
I'm thinking Cinncinati, but I'm not so sure.

I've had a few "words" with the leadership of the ANA - nothing I care to air on the open Forum - but I'm still going to continue to fulfill my sponsorship; as I think it's important that I honor my commitments.   
 
As far as attendance, we'll see what 2011 brings.  If nothing else, I don't want to miss the chance to meet Kathy M and Debbie (oHIo) so I may just show up to party  ;D

Now back to the topic at hand.

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on March 08, 2010, 08:14:50 am
I want to see my friends but have NO desire to go to Cincinnati - would rather meet up someplace warm and tropical!!  I'm sure no one will cry revers of tears over me not being there...

K   ;D
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Post by: lori67 on March 08, 2010, 10:12:28 am
You'll get plenty of exercise walking up here to deliver me a piece of that pie!   ;D

Lori
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 08, 2010, 12:14:40 pm
Jan, do you know if the location is set in stone yet? 

The dates (June 2011, I believe) and the location are set in stone for the next symposium.

The way I understand it, the symposium is held wherever there are docs willing to sponsor it - which is not a small financial commitment.  2009 was sponsored by Richard Wiet (Chicago Ear) and 2011 is being sponsored by Dr. John Tew, Jr.  I'm sure HEI has sponsored it in the past and will again in the future.

In the meantime anyone with docs in a warm climate or exciting location, start talking up 2013  ;D

Pie?  Is it chocolate??

Jan

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Post by: cindyj on March 08, 2010, 01:25:49 pm
Great to see you over here on this thread, Cheri!  Now, walk away from the pie and do get started on your Pilates :-*  Or, you still have your Wii Fit, right?  Go hop on that...come to think of it, I could also!  But, the weather here is so awesome right now, think I'll head outside to walk a bit - must be nice down there in Texas also, I'm guessing...

Cindy
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Post by: cindyj on March 12, 2010, 12:30:59 pm
Awful quiet over here...how's everybody doing?  Been to the gym, your walks, runs, bike rides, yogo, etc?  No?  No problem, get up and do it tomorrow :)

You're being watched :o

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 12, 2010, 02:13:14 pm
I knew that I would only make it to the gym twice this week, so I designed my workouts accordingly. Next week I am going to introduce some interval training.

Sara
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 12, 2010, 10:30:58 pm
I TAKE A FEW DAYS OFF FROM THIS THREAD AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENS, THE ONLY EXERCISE I SEE COMING FROM MOST OF YOU IS THE EXERCISING OF THE JAW, NOW LETS GET WITH IT!!!   LESS PLANNING & MORE RUNNING, LESS TALKING & MORE WALKING!! ;D

Jan - Good luck with the Weight Watchers, I know quite a few people that have succeeded with the program and have kept the weight off long after leaving the program.  My bosses wife started it then so did my boss, he lost 25 pounds.

Cindy - I like your plan, playing Tennis so you can have cookies later, that's my work out program as well.  I don't exercise to exercise I do it so I can eat or drink something I like later.  I'm SSSOOOO jealous of the dancing you have been doing, sounds like you danced the night away ::)

Pat - Hope you have recovered from your travels and your very long flight so you can get back to your workouts.

Lori - Glad to hear that your Hubby is home with you.  Even though he is going to be deployed in a safe zone you still worry and of course miss him so much.  Let us know when he goes.  I know what you mean about the Geography lesson, I hated Geography when I was in school so of course I have a child that loves it and makes a point of making me learn all about it as an adult.  It does make it a lot more interesting to learn when you know someone that is actually there and the stories they have to tell when they come home are wonderful.

Cheri - Welcome to the thread.  I must admit that the chocolate pie comment caught my eye as well.  How about having your MIL make a couple more pie's then you can forget about THINKING you will exercise and head on up to Lori's with one pie and THEN, bring one to ME!   :D

Hubby, 2 dogs & I walked to the store last Sunday afternoon, it was so warm that we had to take our jackets off.  By Wednesday we were going to work with the temp at 22 degrees!  Went to the club everyday this week but only on a maintenance program as our youngest is leaving next week so I want to spend as much time with him as I can.  With that I'm out of here, to spend time with him.  Drill Instructor Jill



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Post by: texsooner on March 13, 2010, 05:53:18 am
Sorry Sarge Jill. This long trip really did throw a kink into my exercise schedule. The long time on the airplane gave me some type of cruddy congestion that I've been fighting for a few days. Also, my youngest son just had a major jaw reconstruction surgery yesterday down here at Methodist hospital in Houston and we're staying at a hotel connected to the hospital. However, no excuses...I brought my running gear and it's supposed to be nice weather here today, so I plan on running around the medical center and Rice Univ area here....hopefully I can get in 4 or 5 miles. 

Everybody get active this weekend and be safe.

Patrick
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Post by: ppearl214 on March 13, 2010, 07:13:38 am
Still contemplating Cinci...... me likes Dr Tew but why does he have to be in Cinci and not somewhere more exciting? :)

Ok, I did manage (weather was nice earlier this week) to take the dog stroll I earlier mentioned.    Did have steroid injection in my hip the week before, so it did help me in my attempts up the hill with the dog.  Was easier to manage so.... I did it! :)

Ya know I'm still cheering you all on during this quest! We CAN all accomplish and I commend you all for each attempting this in your own way... in a way that works best for you!  Well done!

Phyl
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Post by: lori67 on March 13, 2010, 09:09:55 am
Sorry, Jill....guilty as charges.  I'll go swab the deck or something.... :-[

Actually, it was a gorgeous week here, until yesterday, so I was outside with the kids most of the time.  I should have grabbed my pedometer to see how far I walked those days as I'm sure it was a good distance.  It's tough when one kid wants to go to the playground and the other wants to ride her bike with her friends - I just spent all my time walking around in circles from one kid to another to make sure all was well.  I think the guy down the street thought I was lost or something.

No gym for me today.  We have a 4 year old birthday party to go to, then grocery shopping and then James has to fix his truck so I don't have to get up at 4am to drive him to work tomorrow!   :P

Hoping to get back into the swing of things on Monday.

Patrick, I hope your son is doing well.  How old is he?

Lori
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Post by: texsooner on March 13, 2010, 05:30:57 pm
Lori, my son having the surgery is 18. He's been waiting awhile to have this surgery as it's quite an ordeal. It was a 7 hour surgery where they basically had to break his upper and lower jaw to realign his bite (out of alignment was caused by bike accident when he was 5 yrs old). It was successful, but he'll have to go 6 to 8 weeks with no solid food. From the surgery, he has titanium plates and screws to hold the fractures together....guess he was jealous of the titanium in my head  :). Poor guy's face is all swollen, face is numb, and he has been very nauseous. Hopefully he'll feel better and can get out of hospital tomorrow.

Back on topic.....I managed to sneak out for a 4 mile run around Rice Univ on a nice running track just across from the med center area here. First mile was tough as I've still got some of that cruddy congestion, but felt pretty good at the end. Hope everyone is able to do something active this weekend.....stay safe.

Patrick
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Post by: cindyj on March 13, 2010, 08:22:44 pm
Patrick, my son had a very similar surgery about 4 years ago, just the lower jaw, though...all sorts of nice titanium in his head!  He did much better than I would have thought and certainly much better than I would have done with eating mush for eight weeks.  He had non-stop mashed up fish stix, mushed mac n cheese and milk shakes that whole summer.  What a happy day it was when he could bite into a great big hamburger!  I hope it will go well for your son - these first couple of days are the worst.  But, the young heal and bounce back so nicely!

...did my 3 mile jog/walk/jog today...didn't want to, but my training buddies were out there waiting on me, so off I went.  I'm SO very grateful to them!  Everyone plan to start your week out with a bang and hit the gym or your favorite sidewalk on Monday ;D

Cindy

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Post by: Jill Marie on March 14, 2010, 10:35:46 pm
Pat - Good to hear from you!  Sorry the plane trip home didn't treat you very well especially since you were coming home to your sons surgery.  I'm sure you wanted to be at your best while watching over him.  Glad you got in a run, as you've said before it helps with the stress and worry.  I can't imagine not being able to eat solid food for weeks, having others around you eating normally would be really hard.  Hopefully time goes by fast for your son and the rest of your family so he can dig into his favorite foods again.  I'm guessing that just having the jaw like it should be will be a great reward in it's self.

Lori- You should have gotten plenty of exercise between watching the kids and swapping the deck so you should be ready to go this week.

Cindy - Those training buddies sure are great aren't they, when I don't want to walk either the dogs or my hubby want to and when I get going I'm glad I did. 

Phyl - Glad you were able to take the dogs for a walk.  Hubby & I walked to the grocery store today with our dogs, like to have a destination in mind when we head out, gets us going.  Then since it was so nice out and our legs felt pretty good we headed to the Centennial Trail, the trail runs about 30 miles and you can get on it several places throughout the city.  We saw lots of people out there, looks like Spring is on it's way. 

Hope everyone has a great week! Jill
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 15, 2010, 07:27:33 am
Weight Watchers, what can I say?  I've done it more than once - lost a lot of weight too, but always gained it back and then some  :(  We're doing Weight Watchers at work which makes it very convenient and my employer picks up $100 of the $156 fee, so I figured why not.

Major jaw reconstruction surgery.  My nephew had it about 3 years ago.  Not a small "event" by any means, but the results are phenominal.  Good luck to your son, Patrick.

Been overdoing it at the gym; feels great, but I need to slow down.

Has anyone gotten a pair of those Shape-Up shoes made by Skechers?  I purchased a pair this weekend and I wore them yesterday for a 2-mile walk.  I noticed that my balance was very "interesting", but it may have just been lack of sleep or my sore knees from running.  Anyone else have them?  Any balance issues?

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 15, 2010, 08:56:37 am
Started my morning with 25 minutes of interval training on the treadmill, moved to the recumbent bike for an additional 25 minutes, then a lower body workout.

Jan, I have seen those shoes advertised at our mall, but have not tried them nor do I know anyone other than you who has. My gym group was discussing "barefoot running shoes" the other day (see http://barefootrunningshoes.org/vibram-fivefingers/) but none of us has tried any of these either. I don't think I would like having my toes separated, but maybe the Nike or New Balance shoe would feel better. Doesn't much matter, I don't have the spare cash for a pair of these anyway.

Sara
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Post by: lori67 on March 15, 2010, 03:00:26 pm
Jan, I would have loved to have seen your "interesting" balance!   Once again, could have gotten exercise laughing!   :D

Patrick, hope your son is doing well.  I had a friend who had similar surgery many years ago and she had good results.  We thought we were in for 6 weeks of quiet, but no such luck!   :D

Got my exercise playing taxi driver all day today.  Some day I'll have an hour to myself....someday.....   :-\  I was hoping with the extra hour of daylight, I'd be able to get out and run, but so far, no luck.  Hubby is fixing his truck (which will save me from the aforementioned taxi driving), so unless I want to run carrying a 3 year old on my back, I think I'm out of luck.

Lori
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 15, 2010, 06:47:09 pm
Hubby is fixing his truck (which will save me from the aforementioned taxi driving), so unless I want to run carrying a 3 year old on my back, I think I'm out of luck.

Now that would give me exercise laughing  :D

Sara -

I'll have to check out the barefoot running shoes; I've never heard of them.  I saw a woman at the fitness center yesterday running in her socks, but I'm not sure that would be right for me.

Jan
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Post by: Jeanlea on March 15, 2010, 07:43:14 pm
Seems like we are all busy with some type of exercising.  Running with a three year old on your back.  That could catch on!  :-) 

Patrick, hope that son is doing better.

Jan, any good tips from WW?  I belong several years ago.  Lost the weight and then got the AN and gained it back plus a little more.

The weather has been nice here lately.  Yesterday I went for my first bike ride.  Just under 6 miles.  Today I rode my bike home from work which was about 8 miles.  I have a ways to go before I'm ready for the 50 miles day for my summer bike trip.

I'm on day 43 of exercising every day now and still haven't lost more than 2 pounds!  Gotta stop the hand to mouth exercising!

Keep up the exercising!

Jea
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 15, 2010, 08:28:44 pm
I'm on day 43 of exercising every day now and still haven't lost more than 2 pounds!  Gotta stop the hand to mouth exercising!

Wow Jean, keep up the good work.

Sara
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 15, 2010, 10:50:41 pm
Good evening!  I'm only able to post because I had my nap this afternoon!

Jan - That's pretty cool that your employer pays most of your WW fees, is that to balance out the company barbecue?  Working out a lot is good but like you say you might want to slow down a bit, we over did the walk yesterday and boy did I feel it at work today.  Never heard of the Shape Up Shoes, I need some new shoes as my walking shoes are worn out so I've been using my work shoes which has lead to foot issues.  Will check them out.

Sara - Looks like I'm going to have to get busy to catch up with you, I only did 30 minutes on the bike today, that was after my nap in my pickup in front of the gym.

Lori - I tried to do some exercises via laughing this evening but my favorite shows are reruns which ticked me off, is venting exercising?

Jean - No what you mean about loosing weight and gaining with the AN, I lost around 25 pounds a year before the tumor and like you gained it all back.  Way to go on exercising everyday, even though you haven't lost a lot you must feel pretty good. 

The daylight saving time really messed with my sleeping schedule, couldn't get to sleep last night, hopefully I can sleep better tonight, I'm going to give it a try now.  Don't want to have to nap again tomorrow!  Keep up the good work! Jill



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Post by: texsooner on March 16, 2010, 05:57:39 am
Thanks for all the thoughts on my son. Got him home late Sunday from the hospital, but he's still feeling pretty rough. He's still very swollen and sore and only able to take small amounts of liquids thru a syringe.

Did manage to do a 6 mile run Sunday. Also, I took a day off work yesterday to help out with my son, and managed to do a 50 mile bike ride that I really needed for training for the upcoming MS150 bike ride.  Thanks very much to my wife (who is doing a tremendous job caring for our son) to allow me to go do that. Weather and health willing, I'll be doing 80 to 100 miles a week bike training weekly until the MS150 in mid-April.

Great job to everyone that I've been reading about on their exercise....keep it up.

Patrick
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 16, 2010, 06:00:22 am
My son is sick today. Bummer. I will need to break out the Wii Fit.

Patrick, I hope your son feels better soon. I bet he is going to be losing weight and if he's anything like my kids does not need to lose any.

Jill, a nap in the pickup? Doesn't that wreak havoc on your back?

Have a great day, everyone.

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on March 16, 2010, 07:06:35 am
Pat ~ Glad your son is home and that you were able to get your ride in!

Good work all!

Still no real exercising here...off to surgery center for Kendie's surgery...say a little prayer for us!

K   ;D
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Post by: cindyj on March 16, 2010, 08:44:58 am
Still no real exercising here...off to surgery center for Kendie's surgery...say a little prayer for us!

K   ;D

What surgery, Kay?  Did you tell us and I missed it?  Certainly will be thinking of her today...let us know how it goes.

All you guys who are reporting in are doing great!  For those of you reading, but not participating with us yet (come on in!), remember, you don't have to do an hour or even 30 minutes at one time, just get in 15 minutes of something active if you can (I've got my husband doing crunches and/or the plank during commercials at night - yes, he loves me even so).  Try to make it a priority - just like brushing your teeth ;D  I used to get up and try to decide if I was going to exercise that day, now I don't allow myself to have that conversation, I know it must be done - I just decide which type of exercise I'm going to do.  Ok, ok, I sure try to stcik with that anyway  But, let's have a "do as I say, not as I do" philosophy around here ;) You guys, Just DO IT  And have FUN with it :D

As usual, I'm inspired just by reading this thread every day!

Cindy
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Post by: lori67 on March 16, 2010, 10:45:49 am


Lori - I tried to do some exercises via laughing this evening but my favorite shows are reruns which ticked me off, is venting exercising?



Jill, if it is, then I don't need to do anything for the rest of the month.  I did enough yesterday to last at least that long!!   :D

Patrick, glad your son is back home, but sorry he still feels icky.  I hope that doesn't last for too long.  Kay, thinking of the little one today - I know she'll do great!  It's you I'm worried about! 

Lori
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 18, 2010, 07:21:45 pm
WHERE IS EVERYONE, hopefully out getting some exercise. ;)  I went to the eye doctor today, got my right eye dilated, left can't be because it hurts to much, so they let me drive home with ointment in one eye and other one dilated, I made it but not sure I should have.  Now on to subject at hand, despite my current condition I walked to the bus with the dogs to meet my hubby, good 50 minute walk, wore a hat so the sun wouldn't bother my eye, in other words I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANY EXCUSES, GET OUT THERE AND DOING SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOURSELF. ;D  My vision still isn't very good, hard to read the screen so will reply to other posts later.  :( Drill Instructor Jill
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 18, 2010, 07:58:56 pm
I did elliptical and upper body this morning, Jill. Going back tomorrow for an abbreviated yet intense session before helping my mother-in-law with her taxes.

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on March 18, 2010, 08:03:34 pm
Since I can't fix into any of my clothes anymore (I got rid of all the "big" ones), I guess I'll have to start going to the gym at 5 AM again. Planning on starting monday but I'll have to see how Kendie does the next few days...

K.  ;D
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Post by: texsooner on March 18, 2010, 08:09:25 pm
Did a 20 mile bike ride yesterday and 30 mile bike ride today after work in addition to doing weights both mornings at office gym.

Patrick
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Post by: Soundy on March 18, 2010, 08:24:59 pm
Did 20 laps around gym perimeter this morning ...have yet to measure it off to figure laps per mile ...maybe in the morning ...

and walked from gym to office and back to gym VIA the maze of halls ... this is the same school that my
husband went to and has been added onto 3 times ...so from air probably looks a little patchwork ... the halls are maze like and what takes
about 3 minutes going out front gym door exit and across parking lot to office takes about 7 minutes going by way of the halls ...

walked across field and looked at new baby moo and then power walked back because momma moo didn't like company ... that was
about 2000 feet ...
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 18, 2010, 08:57:28 pm
Jan, reporting in.

Been to the gym every day since Saturday - just got home from there as a matter of fact.  It's been a little tough making myself get there, especially since our weather has been incredibly beautiful the last few days (high 60's), and I've just wanted to sit in a lawn chair in the yard after coming home from work.

Earlier in the week my knees were in bad shape from running, so I've been laying off the last few days.  I switched to walking and using the recumbent bike.  Also working on the weight machines for my arms.  Feel much better - except for the knees, but they are getting there.  Main issue with them now is stiffness.  I have to remember I'm not in my 20's anymore  :'(

Weigh in @ Weight Watchers today.  So far I'm down 8.8 lbs  I have a VERY long way to go, but I'm optimistic.

Life is good!  Congrats to everyone else who's managed to get out there and move this week.  Keep up the good work!!!

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on March 18, 2010, 09:09:32 pm
8.8 pounds - SNAPS for you!  Keep up the good work!!

K   ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 18, 2010, 09:12:28 pm
Thanks for the encouragement, Kaybo  :-*

Jan
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 18, 2010, 09:41:22 pm
Eye still dilated, now it's red & I have a terrible headache, tried to read posts but not doing to well.  Son leaves tomorrow for Military thing so will try and post this weekend.  Glad to see so many posts will read them soon!  Drill Jill 8)
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Post by: texsooner on March 19, 2010, 05:22:26 am
Jan, great job on the 9 pounds (rounding up for you :)). Keep up the great work, but take care of the knees.

Patrick
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Post by: ppearl214 on March 19, 2010, 05:34:38 am
Ok, bad news first......  I'm being laid off from my job after 10 yrs (last day of work is Mid-May) and bloke has been bringing home "comfort food".... now up 1 lbs..... plus, after the 10" of rain we got last weekend (our basement is still flooded), it was difficult to get out and walk...... the good news...... the weather cleared this week and I've been out with the dog for multiple walks... including last night... we did the "family stroll" (bloke's foot is in a foot brace for recent ankle/foot injury).... family stroll with dog was 1 mile :)  Local stations reporting nice weather through the weekend (until Monday... another 1" of rain due), so will do some gardening/raking (ie: clean up of storm debris) and more walking with the dog to help the cause.

Jan..... WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)  Congrats!

Kay, hoping Kendie is ok.... and listen to you all.... bike rides, walks, gym, etc......   MAJOR congrats!  As for the rest of the exercise/diet gang...... well done!  Stay the course, stay true to the goals.... and together, we can do this! :)

Thanks for the support folks!  I'm in and with you all!
Phyl
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Post by: cindyj on March 19, 2010, 05:35:35 am
Awesome, Jan!  Keep it up!  Know what you mean about the knees - though my mind still thinks I'm 20ish, ok, 30ish, my body is quite set in the reality of being 50...I will continue to try to trick the body, though :D

Jill, hope you get to feeling better soon!

Have a great weekend, everyone! 

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 19, 2010, 05:40:08 am
Jan, that's so exciting! Now I met you at the symposium and I can't imagine that you have a very long way to go. Keep working the way you are and you will be there in no time.

I have been really lazy with my diet lately and rely on working out to keep my weight down. Your results are inspiring me to do both.

Keep up the good work, everyone. Today is short but intense cardio -- maybe stairstepper -- and abbreviated upper and lower for me as I have to help my MIL on taxes.

Sara

Phyl, I just read your post. So sorry about the job situation. I'll pray that something else, something wonderful, comes up for you very soon.
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Post by: cindyj on March 19, 2010, 05:41:45 am
Phyl, I hit the "post" button too quickly and then realized you had posted your bad news...wow, so sorry about that.  Know it's no comfort now, but you are not alone in losing a job after many years - I just keep hearing similar stories.  But, we know you, and your strength will get you through this.  My bet is that you will turn it into a positive and be all the better for it!  You know we're all here for you in virtual spirit!

Chin up, ok,

Cindy
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Post by: lori67 on March 19, 2010, 06:29:59 am
Jan, nice work!

Phyl, sorry to hear about the job.  They just announced some hiring about to happen here in Virginia Beach - why don't you come down here?   ;D

Busy week here, but sadly, none of it included formal exercise.  A few trips to the playground and a lot of walking around the neighborhood is about all.  We had running around to do all week.  Yesterday, I had a cyst removed from my arm, so I have to take it easy until the stiitches do their thing - they're in a bad spot, and the doctor doesn't want me to pull them out with too much activity.    Of course, that doesn't mean I can't move my legs..  :-[  Also in the process of closing on my house in TN (finally), so I've been tied to the phone and fax machine all week.

Today we'll be picking up the race packet for my 7 year old.  She's doing the Operation Smile Final Mile on Saturday morning.  I'm hoping that being around all those motivated people will be the kick in the pants I need to get moving a little more.

Good work to all the rest!  Keep it up!

Lori, slacking off in VB
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 19, 2010, 07:23:56 am
Jan, that's so exciting! Now I met you at the symposium and I can't imagine that you have a very long way to go. Keep working the way you are and you will be there in no time.

Sara -  it's SO sweet of you to say this, but I've seen my pictures from the 2009 symposium and that's one of the many things that prompted my new weight loss/exercise regime.  In my mind I'm still 30 and a size 8/10, but the proof is in the pictures - and they tell another story completely  :o I've really let myself go since my divorce - about 4 1/2 years now - and it's time to get my sh*t together.

Patrick - rounding up is a good thing  ;D  I'll take your advice on the knees.

Phyl - sorry to hear about your job and the flooding.  I saw pictures from MA on msn not too long ago and wondered if you were affected by the rain.  I'm very sorry that you were.  I know all about the flooded basement issue.  I'm still mourning the loss of old photos and letters from my childhood, as well as things my children wrote and drew that I lost in my basement flood  :'(  Hope you didn't lose anything valuable. 

Lori - don't underestimate the value of trips to the playground and walking around the neighborhood; they are exercise, too.  I'm very happy to read that you are closing on the house in TN  ;D  Good luck to Paige on Saturday.

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 19, 2010, 12:58:18 pm
I did a lower body workout this morning, then instead of repeating the upper body from yesterday, I did cardio on the SciFit arm machine followed by the stair step machine. These are two of my least favorite activities so I usually do both of them for a shorter period of time. Whatever works, right?

Need to plan out my workouts for next Monday and Tuesday as Elbee and I are leaving for the national bb tournament Wednesday and I doubt I'll do more than sit on the bleacher and drive around.

Sara
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Post by: Keri on March 19, 2010, 09:01:32 pm
hi everyone,
i really need to get caught up here on this thread. just haven't had too much access to internet this past week (because of all my working out all day everyday... haha just joking on that one).
i do have a half marathon tomorrow morning. it starts at 7:00am. i really need to be in bed!
looking forward to catching up with everyone after i get done tomorrow.
keri
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Post by: texsooner on March 20, 2010, 12:54:48 pm
Got a 25 mile bike ride done this morning before big thunderstorm hit. We were planning on doing 50. Houston area people will understand....my biking partner and me made it out to Hempstead (our turnaround point) before the deluge. We were rescued by my wife, so we didn't have to ride back in the rain. Going to be cold here tomorrow, so will do some running instead of biking.

How was the half Keri?

Patrick
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Post by: Soundy on March 20, 2010, 08:20:34 pm
Sorry to here you will soon be out of work ... have two semi employed sons who were laid off and have yet to find full time work ...hope you have better luck looking for new employment ... we are in the top five counties for most unemployed people in Tennessee ...quit looking to see our rank cause it is depressing

walked about 3 miles yesterday with 12 giggling photographers ... 4-H photo club ... they were suppose to be taking pictures of buildings around our town square and on the campus of our little college... and they did that ... but got more excited over the new spring clothes and shoes in the store windows ... I hung to the rear of the pack ... that way they couldn't see me wobble  :D... we have sections of cobble stone and brick sidewalk ... they are not my favorite walking surface ...was asked a million times how I was doing by another adult and wanted to tell her to hush ... but just answered yes a million time ... I told her if I fell I would scream ...

went to doctor yesterday due to discoid rash related to lupus  ... he looked at chart and said good thing is you have lost 4 pounds ...then said bad news is I am putting you on steroids ...always gain some with them so fighting a never ending battle with weight loss  that I guess I won't ever completely win ...

if it is over cast on day of 5K I may run ... but if it is sunny I will most likely sit it out ... sun makes me itch and I am itching from walk yesterday after noon in late afternoon early evening sun ... full mid day sun may be too much ... unless it is sunny and really cold so I can dress like an Eskimo
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 20, 2010, 09:11:45 pm
It's a good evening as I find there is no one to yell at, looks like everyone is doing something to keep up their pledge to take care of themselves. 

Sara - I'm going to try and catch up with your work out program starting Monday, our youngest son is going to be gone for about a month so I can dedicate myself to working out instead of helping him get ready to leave.  I'm with you on the working out but not watching what I eat, I have a little bit but not like I should, and of course it shows.  I use to love the stair stepper, did it everyday for 1/2 hour or more, now I agree, it's not my favorite, guess if I did it more I would be in better shape for it and therefore like it more.

Kaybo - Hope Kendie is doing good.  I think perhaps you need to go in for an evaluation as I'm concerned about you thinking 5 a.m. is a good time to work out, I think it's a good time to sleep.  Good luck with the plan, my not fitting into my clothes was a good motivator for me as well.

Pat - I'm not even going to try and catch up with you on your workouts.  Bet you gave your wife an extra big hug for rescuing you!

Soundy - Your walk through the school sure makes for an interesting time and isn't that what it's all about when getting exercise, making it interesting.

Jan - You get the Gold Star for the week!  I know what you mean about the weather making it hard to workout at the gym.  I promised myself I wouldn't leave the gym tell April but I ended up walking the dogs 3 days this week because the weather was so nice. 

Phy -  Sorry to hear about the job loss, can't remember who said it but I agree with the idea that something better will come along.  I sometimes wish I would get laid off so I could find something new, but also glad I don't because of the economy and my age of course.  I love to talk to people and considering the medical issues I've thought about working with the home bound but I don't have the medical background.  Glad you got to take some walks with the dogs, comfort food is good but so our walks with the ones you love.

Lori - Don't worry about not doing the in gym workout or the official I'm going on a walk deal, it's amazing how much exercise one gets just doing the daily things.  When the little ones are older you will be able to join the ranks of the scheduled ones, until then, enjoy the kids.

Keri - How was the Marathon,  remember, one marathon equals a weeks worth of workouts so your ok.

Cindy - Thanks Cindy, yes I'm feeling better, I can read the posts now.  I've pretty much had a headache since my doctor visit and my dilated eye is still red and hurting more than it did, part my fault, stayed up to late last night.  A few posts back you mentioned that those lurking around the thread should come join us and I totally agree. 

Hi there fellow AN posters, please come join us in our quest to walk, run or something as Keri said when this thread started, tell us what you've done, what you would like to do, give us new ideas for making exercising fun, tell us how it has made things better or tell us how it created issues for you.  Today is the first day of Spring so it's a good time to start something new that can blossom into something grand!  Jill :)



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Post by: Kaybo on March 20, 2010, 09:37:10 pm
Kendie has had a really rotten day (temp right now is 102.7 - just gave her med). Hoping that it's the "bad" one that comes a few days after any surgery.  She ate pancakes, corn dog & hambuger yesterday. I am optmistic that tomorrow is better but at this rate, we'll be going back to the ent monday instead of school!

Jill~
I definitely think I  should still be sleeping at 5 but when I go to the gym then, there aren't appointmens or meetings that interfer with my workout. We'll see...

K  ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 21, 2010, 11:24:03 am
Well, yesterday was a no-brainer day for the gym.  Snow? :(  After a 70 degree day!   ???   :o

Oh, yeah, this is Chicago.  I forgot that was normal  :D

Jan
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Post by: lori67 on March 21, 2010, 12:44:07 pm
Jan,

You get extra credit for that - If I woke up and saw snow, I'd stay in bed with the covers over my head!

And I didn't run the Shamrock Marathon here in VB this weekend, but the distance from where we had to park yesterday to get Paige to the starting line for her race was about the distance of a marathon, so I'll count that as my exercise for the day!  Next year, we're just leaving the car at home and walking!

Hope everyone had a good weekend!
Lori
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 21, 2010, 07:31:26 pm
We had that same exact weather here in mid-Missouri, Jan. It's been a nasty wet weekend, but tomorrow it is supposed to be 60 and sunny again.

BTW Elbee and I leave for Valparaiso Wednesday and hope to be able to sneak in a side trip to Chicago. We are on a mission to find confirmation and eighth grade graduation dresses and at this point in our respective lives our definitions of appropriateness are widely divergent. The trip itself should be a lot easier since she can walk this time.

I may miss the gym in the morning because we have someone coming to pick up some furniture. That leaves a killer day for Tuesday. But I'm sure it'll all work out one way or another.

Have a great week, everyone.

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on March 21, 2010, 08:40:55 pm
Please say some prayers for Kendie - she is not doing well (still drinking thank goodness) but has a high fever - up to 103 when it is Tylenol time again - I keep getting the runaround from the Drs on call so I will be calling our ENT 1st thing in the morning.  If temp goes up in night, we will go to ER...

K

*obviously no workout for me for a few days*
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 21, 2010, 09:57:33 pm
Kaybo,  We will be thinking about Kendie and hoping you don't have to go to the ER, will keep you and your family in our thoughts as well.  As for the workouts, taking care of a child is workout enough!  :( :( Jill
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Post by: lori67 on March 22, 2010, 07:13:43 am
I feel so bad for Kendie.  I'd definitely be demanding some attention from the surgeon.  She shouldn't be running such a high fever at this point.

Have you tried Advil or Motrin instead of Tylenol?  Usually better at bringing down the fever and it lasts longer.  Ask the doctor if it's okay.

Lori
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Post by: Soundy on March 22, 2010, 08:39:37 am
Well, yesterday was a no-brainer day for the gym.  Snow? :(  After a 70 degree day!   ???   :o

Oh, yeah, this is Chicago.  I forgot that was normal  :D

Jan

we had wind and rain all weekend...average temp over last few days 65 and now it si snowing ...

Did manage a few rounds around the school gym this morning before picking up 15 month old grand baby who will keep me running all day ... as soon as she wakes up that is ...

Hope Kendie is doing better and you get some answers or advice from doctors today
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Post by: cindyj on March 22, 2010, 09:20:55 am
Kay, hope Kendie is feeling better today!  Poor thing...

Snowing here in Atlanta today...no, I'm not happy about it :( but my girlfriends say we're hitting the trail this afternoon regardless :P  (Ok, so, it's just a flake or two here and there, but still...)

Hope you're all starting your week out with a workout of some sort today!

Keri, how'd your 1/2 go?

Cindy
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 22, 2010, 11:04:34 am
Kaybo -

how's Kendie?  Better, I hope.

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on March 22, 2010, 11:11:06 am
She seems to be a bit better today - this weekend was truly frightening (& I am NOT a big alarmist!)...they say that everyone reacts differently...hmmm...where have I heard that before?  I actually got her to take a bath and she played with some stickers for a few minutes.  She is bak asleep now...they had told us she could go back to school (only - no extracurriculars) this week but I don't see that happening in the next few days!  Thanks for the prayers everyone!

K   ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 22, 2010, 01:40:02 pm
K -

glad to hear it.  I'd keep her home a few days just to make sure things are good. 

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 22, 2010, 02:01:21 pm
Hope she feels better soon. Keep in mind that there have been a lot of bugs going around this season. It could be that her fever is unrelated to the tonsillectomy.

Also keep in mind that ice cream is good for both soothing throats and bringing down a fever. (Good for Kendie that is, not for Kay who can't go to the gym until she feels better -- sorry to be a spoil-sport!)

Both of you take care now.

Sara
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Post by: Soundy on March 23, 2010, 08:30:26 pm
If you all have had as many bugs going around as we have I wouldn't rush getting her back to school

I measured the gym perimeter ... 280 feet ... so 18.85714285714286 rounds would be about a mile ...might
just round that up to 19 rounds per mile  ;D ... and that is only correct if the voice from the bedroom that answered me
when I hollered out how many feet are in a mile was right in saying 5280  :o
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 23, 2010, 09:29:20 pm
The voice is right, Soundy.
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Post by: Kaybo on March 23, 2010, 09:57:19 pm
just FYI - most of you know from FB, but for those that don't, I had to rush Kendie to the Dr. today b/c she started bleeding & then we had to go back across the street to the surgery center where they had to put her under and go back in to cauterize where one of the tonsils used to be.  We are back home now and she seems to be doing well...

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on March 23, 2010, 10:02:09 pm
Sorry she had to go back but glad she got fast treatment and is back home ...continued good wished for
a speedy recovery

with 6 kids I have been there done that more times than I like to count... would heap rather be sick than have a sick child

give her gentle hug from me ... and have someone give you one too
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 24, 2010, 05:43:07 am
Hoping Kendie feels better soon, Kay. Did the doctor say whether that was what caused her fever?

On our fitness quest: I was thwarted from going to the gym yesterday (long story involving family) so took the dog for a long walk in the lovely spring weather. Also I checked the hotel where we are staying and there is a fitness center, so I have packed some workout duds.

Take care, all.

Sara
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Post by: Keri on March 24, 2010, 08:31:35 am
Sounds like everyone is moving - that's great! I've been running but just haven't posted because of lack of time and internet. I ran my half and it went alright. I just took it easy; I have a full marathon in a few weeks, and I'm more concerned (as in very like YIKES concerned) about that. Anyway, the half marathon was nice... watched the sun rise on the Capitol building and ran around the national mall - all set in DC. All very pretty; tried not to think of politics!

Kay - i'm really hoping Kendie is better SOON!!

Lori - want details about the 'last mile' run with the Shamrock marathoners! sounds like it was a blast for your daughter and her class!

Pat - i know it's crunch time for you on the long miles on the bike (same with me on the marathon). I'm hoping for great weather for you this year. I also hope you son is improving.

Phyl - i'm sorry about you job too : (    good for you on the walking though.

Jan - YAY with the WW program and 9 lbs lost, going to the gym, etc.

Sara - i'm thinking you can run the bleachers when in between your daughter's BB games!

Soundy - hope it's nice and cloudy for your 5K. "good weather' on race day is overrated! give me clouds and cool weather anyday!

Jean - good for you on all those exercise days. I think you're building so much muscle, and it weighs more, so therefore it doesn't seem like you're losing weight!

Cindy - glad you're still doing all kinds of dancing, tennis, running after completing your half

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST DI JILL - thanks for all your encouragement. and THANK YOU to your son for his service!

great job everyone!
keri
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Post by: lori67 on March 24, 2010, 09:42:55 am
Keri,

Congrats on the half!  Must have been a pretty run.

The "Final Mile" race for Paige was great.  There were over 2000 kids from schools all over.   :o  They ran 25.2 miles in one mile increments at school, and then on race day, all the kids ran the final mile together and raised money for Operation Smile.  It was amazing.  The day was beautiful, although a little hot for the runners.  The kids all got t-shirts and goody bags and medals, just like the "big" runners.  If I remember how to post a picture on here, I will.

I have my 5K coming up in a month.  Ugh....  I was wondering if I could wear those sneakers with the roller skate wheels built into the bottom (Wheelies or something)?  Then I could run when people are watching and roll when they look the other way!   :D  Although my balance might not be quite good enough for that.

I did buy myself a t-shirt for the event though - it says "Brain Surgery?  Been there. Done that".  I figure that way, people's expectations of me will be low right from the beginning, so even if I have to crawl over the finish line, I might still get a round of applause!  Anyone want to borrow it?   :D

Lori
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Post by: lori67 on March 24, 2010, 10:15:00 am
Hey, I remembered how to do this!   ;D  The one with the grey shirt without the hat is my daughter at the Operation Smile Final Mile race.



(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/lor1parrot/PaigeandKathyrn.jpg) (http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/lor1parrot/?action=view&current=PaigeandKathyrn.jpg)

(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/lor1parrot/FinalMileteam.jpg) (http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/lor1parrot/?action=view&current=FinalMileteam.jpg)
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Post by: Soundy on March 24, 2010, 10:32:40 am
The voice is right, Soundy.


eeeeeekkkkk ... it has been telling me things from the other room for several years and I don't always pay it much mind ... and to think it could have been right about other things

calling for partly cloudy and high of 65 Saturday , so should be a good day ....not sure if my lazy bones are going with me or not ...they say they are waiting for the walk at school ...

cute kid you have there ...

did a mile at school this morning before having to go collect grand baby ( who if anyone notices bounces between 14 and 15 months because I am trying to teach her that a lady never admits her age) really just confused ...born January 7 2009 so is 14 months and 17 days old  ... I have told people I am 49 for well over a year and I am not 49 yet  :-\... after November I will be telling the truth ... the workings or rather non workings of my brain scare me at times
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 24, 2010, 01:07:39 pm
Sara - i'm thinking you can run the bleachers when in between your daughter's BB games!

At least one of the gyms does not have bleachers, just folding chairs against one wall, and the big gym is split in two during the first part of the tourney to accommodate two games, so temporary bleachers there. Hmmm, I'll do what I can.

Lori, what a cutie. What gorgeous big eyes.

Have a great weekend, and Kay I hope Kendie is feeling better.

sara
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Post by: Keri on March 24, 2010, 10:15:05 pm
lori - agreeing with sara... great pictures of your daughter and the running kids. i bet it was great to finish at the finish line with medals and all that. those big races are so exciting - so much energy.  and i've been wondering about your 5K coming up in a month or a little less, right? how's that going?
 
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Post by: Pooter on March 24, 2010, 10:33:50 pm
Great pic, lori!  I bet that event was great!  Thanks for posting about it and the pics!

Regards,
Brian
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Post by: lori67 on March 25, 2010, 06:46:59 am
Thanks everyone! 

Oh, my the 5K that is creeping up on me....ugh.  Well, I ran a little bit (very little) while my kids were playing at the playground yesterday.  Would have done more, but it was an impromtu trip, so I was wearing jeans - not conducive to running.

HOWEVER, it's a gorgeous day out again and I'm throwing my bike in the car and heading to the boardwalk for a nice long ride this morning.  I've blown off my volunteer responsibilities for the morning and Erika is at school til noon, so I'm going to go pedal my heart out.  I would just ride the bike from here to the boardwalk, but part of the trip is on a very narrow, winding road with no shoulder or bike path and I don't really want to get run over.

Will report back later if I'm able to walk to the computer!

Lori
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Post by: Kaybo on March 25, 2010, 06:48:11 am
Good Luck, Lori!!
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Post by: lori67 on March 25, 2010, 12:06:18 pm
8 miles on the bike today!   ;D  Best part is - no casualties!  I did play chicken with a stubborn seagull (you'd think those things would just fly away when there's a bike headed towards them...) and won, thankfully, or I'd still be picking feathers out of my spokes.  Somehow, 8 miles with an ocean view is so much easier than 3 seconds on a stationary bike.

Now if I could just get them to let me ride my bike for the 5k.....

Hope I can walk up and down the stairs tomorrow!   :-\

Lori
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Post by: cindyj on March 25, 2010, 12:19:13 pm
Great, Lori!  Yes, a view of the ocean is motivation for sure!  Loved the pics of Paige - what awesome eyes - sure that was fun for her.

End the week strong, everyone.  Sneak in something today or tomorrow - a few jumping jacks during tv tonight, a jog up and down your stairs before your shower tomorrow and/or lift your pet over your head 10 times  ;D  you choose, but do something, ok!

Cindy

PS - Kay, how's Kendie today?
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Post by: lori67 on March 25, 2010, 02:24:00 pm
Is it too late to trade in my 100 lb golden retriever for a goldfish?
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Post by: Kaybo on March 25, 2010, 02:30:12 pm
Boy, now I am glad I got that dwarf hamster!!  Hee, hee!

I think we are FINALLY turning the corner with Kendie - looks better today - a little more color and no brown circles around her eyes!!  Sleeping a LOT slept until 11:30 (I think awake from 6-7) and then did 2 pages of homework just now & fell back asleep!  Thanks for asking!

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on March 25, 2010, 06:43:17 pm
I have the choice of chickens , goats , a donkey , mule or a cow ... hmmmmmmmmm ... wet chickens smell bad ...goats wet or dry
smell bad ...the donkey bites and the 42 year old mule might break should I drop her ... cows are just too darn heavy ...
I do have Maggie Jinx ,  my wonky headed pirate build a bear ... would she count ???



Saturday's 5K walk/run (WALK) is looking good ... high of 60 , partly cloudy  and no rain ...
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 25, 2010, 08:02:44 pm
YEAH, Lori  ;D
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Post by: lori67 on March 26, 2010, 06:43:15 am
Soundy -

I had no idea mules lived that long.  Actually, I guess I never gave it much thought...

Go with the build a bear.  Much safer for everyone involved!   :D

Thanks, Jan!

Lori
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Post by: cindyj on March 26, 2010, 09:06:38 am
Oh, awesome array of pets for you guys to lift ;)  I think we need pictures of this!

Soundy, good luck on your 5k tomorrow - enjoy and let us know how it goes!  When is yours, Lori? 

Have a great weekend all - those of you with Springtime weather already, head outside 8)

Cindy

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Post by: Kaybo on March 26, 2010, 10:42:43 am
I watched Addi ride exercise bike last night - does that count?

On another note...we r back in hospital w/ Kendie...

K
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Post by: Pooter on March 26, 2010, 11:48:44 am
Ugh, Kay!  What now? Poor thing...

Brian
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Post by: Kaybo on March 26, 2010, 01:01:46 pm
Blisters on tongue so wouldn't eat/drink = dehydration again. If dehydrated, chance of bleeding greater again. On IV for fluids & steroids.
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Post by: texsooner on March 26, 2010, 05:09:45 pm
Trying to at least check in once a week here. The job thing sometimes limits how much time I can spend on the bicycle.

I would have loved to have done a long bike ride today as it was perfect weather here (about 72 degrees and no wind). However, I'm still on track to do about 140 miles this week, although it's mostly backloaded to the weekend with 30 planned for Saturday and a long ride of 70 slated for Sunday (organized ride of around 4,000 participants). Supposed to be windy on Sunday, but will fight thru it.

Good luck to everyone on the activities....be active and safe.

Patrick
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Post by: Soundy on March 26, 2010, 05:26:14 pm
Soundy -

I had no idea mules lived that long.  Actually, I guess I never gave it much thought...


Lori


I gave it much thought either  before me and Bo got married and Red was 29 then and I thought that was old ...

we have a picture of Bo on the mules mom with his Aunt holding him and Red is about a month old and Bo not quite 2 ... every fall
my FIL starts in with I guess this is Reds last winter and so far every spring she is still here ...


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Post by: saralynn143 on March 26, 2010, 10:18:10 pm
The bleachers were way too crowded for runs. So sad. But I got in plenty of walking and there are stairs only in the hotel so I take them by twos. Eating away from home is terrible. I've ordered off the children's menu once and split a burger with another mom once. I tell you, with portion sizes the way they are it's no wonder obesity has become epidemic.

Sara
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Post by: Soundy on March 27, 2010, 01:00:22 pm
this is what I saw when I went out this morning to feed before heading in to walk ... do those look like clouds to you ... they were the
closest thing to clouds I could find ... and what is that big bright orb???  :o

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q189/brandy6215/brendablue102fff.jpg)


went in and watched walkers and runners take off ...about 160 people came out ...then came home
bummed out ... couldn't take the bright light ... I set my camera down after I took jet stream picture and
forgot it or would show you the crowd ...

when I came home I took a new picture ... the bit of tree you see in both is the same one ... and look ...clouds ...not enough but
they are clouds ...

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q189/brandy6215/001ff.jpg)

the girls are loving the bright ,sunny , windy day and have been out flying kites ... so I guess all is not lost ... I will walk at the school walk ... it is in
the gym and each grade comes in and walks for 30 minutes ... I can walk all day if I want to ...well that is between manning concession
stand selling water , juice and healthy snacks ... and I can walk the Relay event since it starts at sunset and goes til sunrise ...

just kinda bummed ...tired of health dictating my life I guess ... but will kick that feeling to curb , continue walking at school and move on ...


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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 27, 2010, 01:03:45 pm
Aliens!   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on March 27, 2010, 01:08:47 pm
I guess I should be mad at weather monkeys who have said all week it was going to be a cloudy day ...  ;D
they have as much control over things weather as I do health ... and can be my whipping boys

PS ... I tried to take a picture of myself with camera at arms length and to side and it made me have a big elongated
egg head so can't post it... but got my 2nd anniversary tattoo pretty good ...

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q189/brandy6215/003.jpg)
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 28, 2010, 10:18:03 am
VERY nice!

Jan (hitting the gym in a few hours)
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Post by: yardtick on March 28, 2010, 01:17:46 pm
Soundy,

My 20 year son is into conspiracy theories.  He looked at the picture and said HARP.  Google it, it is hard for me to explain.

Anne Marie
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Post by: Soundy on March 28, 2010, 03:03:58 pm
and I thought it was just exhaust from passing jets and the sun  :o


you know what it did from about 7:00 last night til about 5 this morning ??? it pour down buckets of rain ... and has been overcast and gray all day ... and cold and windy ... they say more rain later today ...

gonna hit school gym in the morning and walk til first class ... that will be from 7:30 til 8:45 ... I wish I had time to go to either the local owned all womans gym (to keep us safe from prying male eyes ) or Curves ... with rearranging I could but don't know if I am disciplined enough to go... so for now sticking with walking at school...I am there every day until at least 9:30 anyway ...
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Post by: Keri on March 30, 2010, 04:41:05 pm
soundy - sorry about the 5k but it's nice you got to walk on the relay. and the animal education was informative!

kay - glad (from other threads) kendie is better.

patrick - thinking about you and your big biking event soon... hoping your getting in all the miles you need.

lori - i'm glad about your long bike ride - seems like that was so pretty. everytime i'm at a race and i see someone biking (because they have the bikers that go around and check on everyone) i always feel like saying 'can i borrow that?''

i was away this weekend helping chaperone our youth group from church in ocean city, MD. the name of the conference (imagine many screaming high schoolers and loud bands) was called "NOISE" and it was appropriately named. so much fun with the SSD. made me want to be D at times (not really, but it's how it felt sometimes). the saturday was 3 weeks from my marathon, the 'big day' to do your 20 miler (if you do it too close to the marathon, it's not good for you; 3 weeks out seems to be ideal). well, i didn't do it. just didn't have time. i did do about 11 and about half of that was on the beach, which is difficult.

i'm rethinking this marathon in 2 1/2 weeks. i may try to get a deferment until next year. but then sign up for a marathon in june just so the workouts i have done won't be for nothing!! i'll let y'all know. if i go ahead and do the marathon (which means i HAVE to do a 20 miler this week), i will really be needing y'all to help me stay motivated. this has been a rough year. i'm not going to be down on myself if i can't do it at this point. but we'll see!
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Post by: Kaybo on March 30, 2010, 05:42:29 pm
Keri~
I know that you will do the right thing for you and your family...you have had a rough go of it.  The way I see it, if it is something that you think will make YOU feel good, you need to do it.  HOWEVER, if it is something that is going to cause to a lot of extra stress in the next few weeks...don't worry about not doing it.  I know that you will keep working out - not doing this one marathon does not make you a quitter or lazy person!

K   ;D
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Post by: mimoore on March 30, 2010, 06:32:04 pm
I feel inspired. I think I am going to get back on that treadmill. I will keep you posted!
Thanks Gang!
Oh and soundy I LOVE the tattoo!
Michelle  ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 30, 2010, 07:14:03 pm
I was not able to work in any bleacher runs over the weekend (would've had to knock down too many spectators along the way) but got right back at it this week. The weather here is so nice that I should also be able to work in some walks with the doggy. She's needing to drop a few after a lazy winter.

Sara

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Post by: Jill Marie on March 30, 2010, 10:43:20 pm
Keri - Haven't been reading much or posting at all, having issues with new eye glasses, they give me a headache.  Anyway, just wanted to say I agree with Kaybo, you've been through a lot so if you want/need to forgo the marathon then do it with no regrets.  If you decide to do the marathon we will be behind you 100 percent, we will be here to MOTIVATE you every STEP (pun intended) of the way.  Drill Instructor Jill
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Post by: lori67 on March 31, 2010, 05:15:05 am
Awww....the softer side of Jill!   ;)

Watch out, Keri, she might have you peeling potatoes as training for the next run!   :D

Lori
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Post by: cindyj on March 31, 2010, 06:02:09 am
Yes, Keri, just let us know what you decide...we are, of course, behind you all the way, either way :)

Michelle, nice to see you here!  We'll be watching for an update from you to confirm that you hit that treadmill ;) 

Love your tattoo, Soundy!  You mentioned Curves...I've been going there for the past year - was a good way to get me back into an exercise routine post surgery.  I've enjoyed chatting with the ladies on the circuit and the music helps keep you going!

It's mid-week, everyone - don't let the week get by without doing your workout - whatever that may be!   (How are those pets holding up ;))

Cindy

PS - seen a LOT of popcorn eating over on that "Healthcare" thread...I'm just saying... ;)

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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 31, 2010, 06:31:55 am
I have foregone the popcorn on the healthcare reform thread - although the idea of caramel corn was very tempting.

I'm actually finally (after many years) back into a better eating/exercise routine.

I've been hitting the gym 6 out of 7 days and am down about 12 pounds  ;D

I have more energy, I feel great, my clothes are fitting better - and it's actually not as hard as I imagined.

Some days are a struggle, but all in all I find if I skip a day of exercise that I really miss it.

Jan

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Post by: texsooner on March 31, 2010, 07:02:29 am
Keri, I agree with Kaybo and DI-Jill. I know you really wanted to do this marathon, but if you feel you're not quite ready for it, don't do it. You are definitely not a slacker. You are still doing more than 99% of the people out there with the running you are doing. Could you switch to a half marathon for this event? I know you could do that pretty easily. You have inspired all of us by starting this thread and keeping it going. Whatever you decide, we're there to support you.

Patrick
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Post by: texsooner on March 31, 2010, 07:09:38 am
Jan, great job on the weight loss and you're new routine.....keep it going.

Patrick
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Post by: Soundy on March 31, 2010, 08:28:12 am
Keri  , I knew that the 5K would be bad for me ... me and the sun don't get along and I end up itchy and scaly if I am out to long ... it was a beautiful day but I needed clouds ... if you know the marathon is not going to be positive skip it and continue training so you are ready when it will be a positive thing for you ...

I need to get motivated and join curves or  Victory Gym ... a gym created by a friend so women would have a place other than Golds and the men that go and sit around watching women and doing little in way of exercise ... she and her 2 sons were murderd last fall by a kid that was pissed off becasue her 16 year old had started going out with his former girl friend ... I like Victory better but can't go in there with out seeing her and her 2 boys ... I just can't get going and get to either one ... my 12 year old would benefit as we are no longer going to PT witrh her legs as it was costing $200 plus a week out of pocket and can't afford to go ... they use alot of the same machines ... I need to make her my motivation ...

yay for weight loss ... I lost some then doctor had to give me steroids (shot , pills and cream ) for sun rash ... and I have gained all I lost plus 2 back ...  :(

I told my husband I was gonna go on a all vegetable , no butter , no meat diet and pull off weight.... just raw vegetables and water ... he's so sweet ... he told me that cows are total vegetarians except for a few  bugs ingested with their grass , weeds and hay ... they walk all day spending 16 -20 hours moving around ... he then adds they eat raw veggies all the time and weigh a thousand pounds or more ...  >:( ...

if you hear of a Mid South Tennessee Farmer  ground up and fed to his dogs it is probably Bo ...

Didn't get a walk in at school ..have to pick up the girls so will try to go in a little early and walk before they get out ... bright and sunny today and coach is taking classes out side today and said I could have the gym all day if I wanted it
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 31, 2010, 08:53:39 am
Soundy, have you ever heard of the Allergy Elimination diet? I followed it for a while in an attempt to lessen hemifacial spasms. It didn't work for that, but I lost 25 pounds in six weeks (bear in mind I was on Topamax at the same time which also likely had an effect).

It is also referred to as the Cave Man Diet or Raw Foods Diet. It's challenging to stick to this diet, but it is very effective and may have other health benefits as well. See http://www.drcranton.com/elimination_diet.htm

Sara
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Post by: mimoore on March 31, 2010, 06:18:40 pm
Okay slow and steady wins the race right? Puff - puff - puff - wheeze and falling down!!! Believe it or not but I got my lazy butt on the treadmill.

Two weeks ago I took a coaches training course for Girls on the Run http://www.girlsontherun.com/ (http://www.girlsontherun.com/). I am coaching at the school I teach. I did run but after my surgery I let it go. Excuses - too tired - other things like cleaning needed to be done- no time... i could go on and on. Finally I thought ~ I gotta get my  lazy butt moving ~ and this is how I became motivated - coaching children.

I will keep you posted and whine to you when my muscles hurt. Upside - I got new running shoes and they are sooo pretty AND pink. They have a breast cancer ribbon on them. I like them, I think they may make me run faster. Okay maybe not but that's what I tell my little kindergarten children. hehe
Michelle  ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 31, 2010, 07:37:41 pm
Lori, That will be PEELING POTATOES WHILE RUNNING! :o

Where's this popcorn eating thread at, I must join, had some last night while watching tv, can do that but can't do much on the Internet, have an appointment with the eye doc. tomorrow to SEE what's going on.  Gotta go, headache starting!  Jill

P.S. Have been walking, distance vision fine. 
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Post by: Kaybo on March 31, 2010, 07:49:57 pm
Way to go Michelle!!  Are your shoes HOT PINK New Balance - that is what I have and they SGK ones with a ribbon...

JM - I don't do popcorn but I added OREO's...HOPEFULLY, I can start back at the gym soon - next week is the 1st week of the month when I have all my meetings.  Monday morning I will be taking my in-laws to the airport and then have a luncheon as I have been nominated for Volunteer of the Year for our school district (city).  Maybe Tuesday??  Hope you get some help from the eye doctor - it has been pretty quiet around here...  ;D

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 31, 2010, 08:12:37 pm
Michelle we are proud of you!

I don't have pink ribbon shoes but I do have a cool pair of black Nikes with a hot pink swoosh. I also have breast cancer socks and sports bra as well as a fun tee shirt that says "Fight Like a Girl."

Kids are on spring break so gym is iffy but we will be house cleaning fools for the next couple of days. These kids aren't going to know what hit them.

Sara
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Post by: Keri on March 31, 2010, 10:26:51 pm
thanks everyone for the marathon advice / support. we'll see how it goes saturday with a long run (or lack of long run which means no marathon)!

jan - so glad for you. your last two sentences should be the 'quote for the day' in the runners world magazine...
"I have more energy, I feel great, my clothes are fitting better - and it's actually not as hard as I imagined."  "Some days are a struggle, but all in all I find if I skip a day of exercise that I really miss it." from jan's post; i just don't know how to put it in one of those blue boxes! these kind of quotes help keep me going.

michelle - so glad you're on here too now.
kay - if they'd let me vote, i'd sure vote for you for volunteer of the year!
thanks cindy for the mid week motivation. 
sara - i just can't picture you in your nice pink hat running over people in the bleachers!

i have a hard time peeling potatoes, so to do that while running would be a challenge indeed. but probably good for my vestibular system, or something like that.
have a good week everyone !
keri


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Post by: Soundy on April 01, 2010, 10:14:00 am
I got new New Balance shoes a week or two ago ...they are the only brand of shoe I wear  ... didn't see any SGK ones or would have got them ...mine are just light gray with aqua details ...

didn't walk this morning ... just didn't ...no good excuse ... or even a bad one

maybe this evening I will walk down the road to check beaver dam progress and inspect their swamp ... a neighbor has beavers that he has tried for 5 years to run off and gave up ...iit's about 1/2 a mile from house ... good walk and I like the swamp /marsh they have created ...rarely see them but see the herons and red wing black birds that come to the new habitat they have made ...Bo is scared snakes are there ... I have yet to see one in the actual swamp but see water snakes and moccasins in the creek that feed it ...a snake would be good for exercise routine ... one would induce running  :D

I have been making purple friendship knots  out of 1/4 inch ribbon this morning and my eyes think they are gonna fall out ... we will wear them at Relay For Life In June ... need 45 purple

a bunch of the kids at school want them that are black and purple in honor of our 7th and 8th grade history teacher that we lost to lung cancer about 6 weeks ago ... our Mr T shirts for the Relay ( our school team is walking in honor of him ) are black with gray design on them ... an electric guitar piercing a heart and it has a favorite song title of his ... Tom Petty's ,  I Won't Back Down  ... it became his theme song in his fight for life ... a great teacher and sorely missed ... the kids want black for mourning and the purple for hope ... as of this morning I need 75 for kids so making 200 ... I know our kids ... when one has something they all want it ... better to be ready for them than have to make more in a rush

also had a woman give me pink ribbon to make some for breast cancer awareness ... they need 50

we are off next week for spring break and I want to have them for the kids when we go back to school on the 12th ... gonna make getting tied up in knots my excuse next week when I miss doing my walking ...  ;D

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Post by: Jill Marie on April 01, 2010, 10:08:14 pm
Hi all,  glad to see so many posting and reporting on there exercise accomplishments.

Kaybo - Went to the eye doc. today, said the prescription he gave me is fine, made suggestion on changes to the glasses, won't bother with the details.  Anyway, I have new glasses ordered and have my fingers crossed that they work this time.  In the meantime I'm back to the old ones which make it hard for me to type, which is why I wanted new ones.  So, you guys get a continued reprieve from the Drill Instructor.  Congrats on your Volunteer of the Year nomination, that's no small feat, you should be very proud of it.  :)

Michelle - Welcome, pink is my favorite color so I think you should run by my place and leave me your shoes!

Since Easter is this Sunday I say that we should all HOP like a BUNNY RABBIT for the next few days, great way to get some exercise, or WADDLE like a DUCK, if the HOPPING is to much!  Happy Easter all!  Jill

P.S.  I use to get even,
       now I'm odd!!

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Post by: cindyj on April 02, 2010, 11:09:39 am
Bo is scared snakes are there ... I have yet to see one in the actual swamp but see water snakes and moccasins in the creek that feed it ...a snake would be good for exercise routine ... one would induce running  :D


Just reading this makes my blood pressure go up!  I'm with Bo - they are there, alright!  This time of year is especially tough for me as I know all those baby snakes are popping out of their shells and their moms are around somewhere...oh, I'm getting myself all worked up...ugh...I do hate them :-[

Everyone keep up the good work - Jan, think you get the gold star this week!  All of you enjoy the holiday weekend.  Jill, I'll definitely need to do the waddle thing rather than the hop thing - knees can't handle the hopping...but I'll need to do something to offset the chocolate bunnies and Peeps that I know I'll be eating - yum ;D

Cindy
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Post by: mimoore on April 03, 2010, 04:12:15 pm
Thanks Kaybo, Saralynn and Jill!

Kaybo sounds like you have a busy life! do the girls have Girls on the Run at their school? Anyone can bring it to the school. You don't need to be a teacher to be involved. They offer the coach training for free. go on You Tube and check out the founder - Molly Barker - very inspiring.
Saralynn I love your fight like a girl shirt I laughed out loud.
Jill I am a sharing girl so when I am not using my shoes you can - hey what size are your feet?

No tread mill today - I cleaned the garage and that is a workout in itself! Yawn and now to hiding eggs!
Happy Easter my friends!
Michelle  :P
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Post by: Soundy on April 03, 2010, 08:51:28 pm
I don't know how I missed the Fight Like A Girl   t-shirt comment ...We had those last year that are chocolate brown and the writing and ribbon on them are pink... and at the mall last week we found Yellow Box flip flops that are chocolate brown with pink flowers that match the shirts perfectly ...

Cindy .... I learned that if I don't look for snakes I don't find them  ;D ...  Bo see them more cause he is looking ... I know they are there and am cautious where there are rocks for them to hide in or around also cautious of the tall grass along water edge , but other than that go about my business and they go about theirs ...

I have spent the day trailing after a baby and I will be glad when her mom or dad comes and retrieves her so I can finish getting ready for tomorrows invasion ... I am counting baby chasing as  my exercise for the day ... I am not sure how I have survived 6 kids ...well I guess I should say survived 4 since I am still trying to survive the girls ... her dad is one of my twins and she is as much a handful as the two of them were ... or I may just be getting old
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Post by: texsooner on April 04, 2010, 03:19:44 pm
Got 2 weeks consecutive of 140 miles each of training done on my road bike. Will start to taper off with about 60-80 miles next week, then should be ready to go for the MS150 ride from Houston to Austin on April 17-18.

Last 2 days here have been in the mid 80's, so no excuse not to be out riding, running, walking, or something. Hope everyone that's able has gotten out to do something. Be safe.

Patrick

   
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 05, 2010, 06:57:43 am
Got 2 weeks consecutive of 140 miles each of training done on my road bike.

Okay, let me just say that I want to be Patrick.

Unbelieveable mileage!  I've been hitting the recumbent bike and thinking that 12.5 miles a day was just great  ::)

Didn't do so good with my diet yesterday.  The chocolate bunny is still wrapped in foil inside his box, but there was a lot of mom's home cooking that I wasn't able to pass up  :(

Needless to say I'll be hitting the gym harder this week.  The weather here has been in the mid to high 70's so in addition to the gym I've been talking walks outside.

Hope everyone had a great holiday.

Jan 
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Post by: cindyj on April 06, 2010, 07:39:03 am
Ok, everyone (well, mainly me!), walk away from the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans and get back to the exercises :)

Patrick, be careful out there on your final week of training...and enjoy!

Cindy...supposed to be 90 here today!
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Post by: Soundy on April 06, 2010, 04:07:18 pm
Gonna be a week of slacking for me ... kids are out on spring break and we are just hanging around the house ...no big plans ... but I also don't have the school gym to walk in ...they kids are active all day and in and out ... they won't get up and walk with me in the wee hours of the morning before sun comes up and by the time it starts going down they are worn out and don't want to go walking either because they are tooooooo tired ... Bo works all day and walks several miles in the course of his work carrying a chainsaw and other heavy equipment along ... he will walk on Sunday but not through the week or Saturday
 
I have learned I am a herd animal ... at  school someone is always around and have a friend that 9 out of 10 times walks with me ... I am not likely to take off walking down the road to visit beaver dam , snaky swamp or the cows if I don't have company ... Max , our 100 pound boxer/sharpei mix would be more than willing to go with me ,  but I have not been able to walk her hyper self since surgery as she pulls me off balance ... someone suggested getting her a shock collar , but can't bring myself to shock my lively bouncy dog because I can't handle her on a leash ... think of Tigger is a baggy tan hide and without a coiled tail

One thought I had was to let my husband give me a ride down the road and dump me out ...then I would have to walk to get back home  :o ...desperate times call for desperate measures , right ?  ;D

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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 06, 2010, 04:25:01 pm
Today I ran - actually RAN.  Didn't walk, didn't hobble, didn't jog.  I flat out ran 3 laps on the indoor track at the gym and my knees didn't complain even once.

Yes, I am bragging!  But I felt tremendous and want others to know that if you work at it, you will eventually succeed.  It's been at least 10 years since I've run.

The working at it isn't always easy - and yes, there are the chocolate bunny temptations - but hard work does pay off.  Even if you're old like me  :D

So keep up the good work everyone!

Jan
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Post by: texsooner on April 06, 2010, 06:02:24 pm
Way to go Jan....great job!! Very proud of you. I know you're excited, but make sure and not overdo it at the very beginning, so those knees don't scream at you. As you are losing weight, this will also put less stress on the knees. I know this from experience too.  And by the way, I'm not old, so by definition you aren't either ;)

Patrick
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Post by: Kaybo on April 06, 2010, 06:46:10 pm
I Just want a healthy girl then I'll worry about me...was going to try gym today but kendie home & back to Dr. Now we are dealing w/all the after effects that medicine caused - it's not helping that she can't run & play!

K
still eating Oreos
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Post by: Soundy on April 06, 2010, 08:15:57 pm
Hope your girl gets better soon ... and until Monday when school starts back , I will sit on the bench with you and eat Oreos ... and I don't even like them ... but a wise one somewhere running around here told me that I need to eat Oreos
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 06, 2010, 08:37:26 pm
Oh, more prayers for Kendie. Hope the little sweetie is better in no time.

I'll be back at it Thursday, the kids go back to school tomorrow after spring break, but MIL has two doctor appointments in the AM which precludes going to the gym. I did an incredible amount of lifting, etc. yesterday helping my mom move more stuff from her old house to her new one. Fortunately the end is in sight . . . I hope!

Hope everyone is enjoying beautiful spring weather.

Sara
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 06, 2010, 10:10:20 pm
Kaybo -

hope Kendie is feeling better.

One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post is that I took a few days off from my new exercise routine and I think it was a big factor in my ability to run those 3 laps today.

There's a lot to be said for taking a break now and then especially when the situation warrants it.  My mistake in the past was just making excuses on why I didn't have time to exercise, not something legitimate like a sick child.

Patrick -

glad to hear neither of us is old, but I also have to point out that you're older than I am.  Sorry.  Lori and Kaybo wouldn't let me get away with something like this, they never miss an opportunity to point out that I'm older than both of them, so I have to follow their example  :D

Jan
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Post by: Soundy on April 08, 2010, 08:48:01 am
argh!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(

haven't been able to post last night or this morning and getting ticked off ...and since this post has no bearing on anything it will be the one that goes through  ;D  because that is just the way things are going today  :-\
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Post by: Soundy on April 08, 2010, 08:52:58 am
yay !!! disregard last post it was made by a crazy lady that was playing with cookies and well just made a crumby mess

have to take Hannah to go get booster shots today and she isn't happy ... she has to have them to go into 7th grade and this week I can get them free at Health Department ... since insurance isn't paying for anything other than some prescriptions I figure get them while the getting is good ... Hannah isn't happy but I promised her a Large Lemon Berry Slush from Sonic if she goes willingly ... was going there for lunch after paying bills and getting groceries anyway

adding what I was trying to post in the first place ...

I have had grand baby all week ... can I add her , along with the lack of out of the sun place to walk to my list of excuses ??? she keeps me moving just not far or fast ... she slept Monday about 30 minutes and took no nap Tuesday or yesterday ... my kids at 15 months all took naps ...usually about 2 hours ... she has worn me out ... the girls get bored with her after a couple hours and aren't much help watching her so I could grab a nap ...
 
it is cloudy today after a night of thunder storms and so took a walk down the road ...grand total of 2 miles by the time I got back ... not much but something

Tomorrow I get a work out via mall ... have to go look for spring dresses for girls to use for guitar/violin recital and band concert ... they didn't get new Easter dresses because church had a picnic / egg hunt and they wanted to wait to go shopping until tomorrow when Bo was with us to get something ... he loves the mall almost as much as I do  ::)... the girls want him along because I say  NO   alot and he will cave when they bat their eyes and let them get things other than what is on list ... gonna put pedometer on and see how many steps I take ...


I found something to sub for chocolate ...warmed pineapple upside down cake with vanilla ice cream ... it works for me  ;D
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Post by: lori67 on April 08, 2010, 10:34:45 am
Shopping and grandbaby chasing are definitely workouts!

We have been staying clear of the Y this week because it's spring break and the child care center is always mobbed when the kids are off.  Besides, it's been in the 90's here, so carrying my beach chair and cooler to a good spot on the beach has been my exercise.

That pineapple upside down cake sounds really good....

Lori
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Post by: Keri on April 11, 2010, 09:28:27 pm
enjoy that 5k, lori!

jan - good for you on the running!

i was chaperoning a group of high school kids to new york city from thursday early am to late saturday night. at one point i had a bit of free time to myself, so i walked from time square to central park. i went for a short run in central park, which ended up being a bit longer than intended because i got lost! then i had to run down 7th to get back to time square to meet the group. it was a better workout than i had intended!

keri
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 11, 2010, 11:43:14 pm
There won't be any working out for me for a while, I spent the weekend out of town with my Dad as he is in the ICU at a hospital by my hometown.  Not sure he is going to make it so I will be spending my workout time calling friends and relatives and keeping things up-to-date around here so I'm ready to go at anytime.  Jill
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Post by: lori67 on April 12, 2010, 05:02:07 am
Jill,

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Such a hard situation - and being in another town makes it harder, I know.  I'll be praying for you and your family.

Lori
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 12, 2010, 05:11:29 am
Thinking of you, Jill, and will keep your dad in my prayersl. I was in that same situation this time last year. I encourage you to get out and walk in the hospital courtyard from time to time as you are able. It helps, a little.

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on April 12, 2010, 06:57:36 am
So sorry, JM - I guess we are all getting to that all where we have to deal with this - you are certainly in my prayers!

I was planning on going to a class at 8:30, but remembered (by a friend!) that I have to make copies at the Middle School today - I have a meeting at the elementary school at the same time so I guess I will go at the class time to make copies.  I have to go after the meeting to Sam's to get stuff for our final LETS (Love Every Teacher - our PTA picks out schools w/o PTA's and takes the teachers lunch once/6 weeks - it is my BABY and it just won Outstanding Service Award for the district - I'm kind of proud - can you tell?).  All this volunteering!!

Glad your trip was good, Keri!

K   ;D
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Post by: cindyj on April 12, 2010, 09:05:49 am
Jill, so sorry to hear about your dad - we just lost my father n law a few weeks ago - know it's such a hard time for all.  I did try to keep up some walking even while rushing to and from hospital, then nursing home and finally hospice - As Sara said, it really was a great mental/emotional relief, if you can get away from it just a bit.

Spring has sprung!  Hope everyone can get outside to enjoy...and burn a few calories!

Cindy


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Post by: Keri on April 12, 2010, 01:59:44 pm
Jill, I am so sorry about your dad as well. Our prayers are with your family.
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Post by: Keri on April 12, 2010, 02:02:10 pm
and Kay, if your volunteering equaled running, you'd have several marathons down by now! Good for you on the award - sounds like such a nice thing for the other schools.

and i agree with cindy - it's so beautiful out; i need to get off this computer and go for a run!
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 17, 2010, 07:38:44 pm
Thanks Lori, Sara, Kay, Cindy & Kerri for the prayers and thoughts.  Sara, sorry you went through this last year and of course Cindy just went through it as well.  Yes, Kay it's that time in our lives.  Dad is out of the ICU, they didn't expect him to make it so now that it looks like he will they have to figure out what caused it.  There's a very slight chance it was just a really bad case of the flu and he can't handle it well because of his age (84) and his cancer.  Several family members got it too!  They believe his cancer has acted up again so there's a possibility that he will need surgery in the near future which he probably won't get through.  For now I'm just enjoying the fact that he is still here.  Tons of family members have been to see him so he's not lonely.  My plan is to go back to my hometown when he's out of the hospital so we can help take care of him and my childhood home. 

My exercise for the week was working so hard at work that I either only had time to eat 1/2 my lunch or none at all.  In the evening I was able to get my glasses back again, seem to be working pretty well this time.  Spent lots of time on the phone & emailing family and friends, catching up on laundry and helping our youngest head out to Salt Lake City for a month.  Today I cleaned & picked up the house, boy can a place go down hill in a week or so.  Going to finish planting the garden tomorrow, great exercise and fun, then take the dogs for a walk.

Hope all of you are doing well!  Thanks again, Jill
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Post by: Soundy on April 18, 2010, 08:19:42 am
Sorry your dad has been sick Jill but glad you still have time to be with him ... with Mom and Dad both fighting cancer battles and them divorced and miles apart some days I feel torn apart trying to see both and help out with them and keep up with my kids and the house and school ... hang in there

been walking at school this past week ... the kids had a bike rodeo yesterday and both rode about 4 mile around the track we were using ... would have been great for me if I could ride a bike ... I can skate and I am a speed demon on a razor scooter , but I can't ride a bike without listing to the left and wobbling ... with about 60 kids from 5 to 12 on bikes whizzing around I decided to not even try to jump in ... I would have caused a pile up ...just waiting for school Relay event and then the big Relay all nighter ... will continue to walk at school and log as many miles there as I can ... I have lost 5 pounds ... I am sure next round of steroids will put them right back on but the loss makes me happy for the moment
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 19, 2010, 08:05:51 am
I went back to lifting today after a couple of weeks off due to spring break, school play and capped off by appointments for mammogram, ultrasound and MRI last Friday. Thank God all the tests came back negative.

I need to have a strong finish to the school year to carry some momentum through to the summer when I can get cardio in during the day but it is nearly impossible to get in to lift.

Sara
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 20, 2010, 03:26:42 pm
I went again today. Tomorrow I have to drive to St. Louis for facial physical therapy, but I will be back at the gym Thursday morning.

Sara
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 20, 2010, 08:52:43 pm
Thanks to everyone for their inspiring stories.  This was a great thread to start.

I've been hitting the gym almost daily and so far I've lost about 17 lbs.  ;D

I have a long way to go, but I'm psyched.

Jan - hoping to be thin by the time I'm 50
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Post by: Kaybo on April 20, 2010, 10:33:33 pm
Jan~

You have a LONG time to train & exercise before you are 50...you can do it - you are off to a GREAT start!!

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 20, 2010, 10:43:13 pm
Go Jan! That's wonderful. My husband has dropped about 25 pounds since the first of the year. He has about 20 more to go to be able to climb Philmont with our son in either 2011 or 2012.

Like you, I would like to firm up a bit by the big five-oh. It's a wee bit closer for me though, I think.

I just thought of something though, I think "Hawaii five-oh" should be our new theme, like visiting Hawaii for our 50th. I'll have to mention that to my husband . . .

Sara
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Post by: cindyj on April 21, 2010, 09:07:25 am
Hawaii for the 50th - I like it!  I hit that big number in the Fall, I'll try to convince my husband that we should go before the 51st comes along...

Jan, that's awesome - stay with it!

Sara, great news on all your tests being negative - always a relief to get through those things!

Keep it up, everyone :)

"You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result."
      Mahatma Gandhi

Cindy

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Post by: texsooner on April 21, 2010, 09:18:10 am
Great job Jan, very proud of you. Keep it going.

I've only got about a week to make it to Hawaii....don't think it's going to happen.

Patrick
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Post by: lori67 on April 21, 2010, 12:05:57 pm
Patrick

Aim your bike west and pedal as fast as you can!  You might make it to Hawaii before your 50th!  Can you swim?  I hope so.   :D

Lori
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 21, 2010, 06:56:45 pm
I too think that Patrick could probably pedal - and swim - to Hawaii  ;D

Wish I could afford to go to Hawaii for my 50th, but unless I win the lottery (that I currently don't play) or find a rich boyfriend (I'm not even looking for a poor one at this point) that just ain't going to happen.

I'm actually not that far away from being 50.  September 2011 will be here before we know it  :(

Jan
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Post by: Soundy on April 21, 2010, 09:27:04 pm
I can't get my husband to go down to Gulf Shores  , 6 hours away ...mush less Hawaii ...would have to find someone else to go with ... and only have til November 2011 to manage to loose pounds , firm up , save money and find traveling companion

have walked for past two days back and forth length of school with pre K kids taking them to and from testing ... feels like a million miles ... walking without something to look at wears me out ... I can walk further with less fatigue if I am outside walking down our road than if I am walking in the school gym or up and down halls at school ... and the school walking surfaces are much better than our chipped road (not really paved but not gravel ) ...

and I am irritated  ... I gained 4 pounds from yesterday morning til this morning weighing at the nurses station  :o... I look at my hands and swollen feet and know it is fluid but still irritated at it ... I took a fluid pill when I came in ... I am not sure if I have taken it all week and suppose to take it daily to improve kidney function since my kidney is lazy ... I will weigh in when I get to school in the morning and see where I stand ... feel like I have flushed a gallon which would translate to about 8 pounds but as long as it is at least the 4 pounds , I will be happy ... or at least less irritated
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Post by: Soundy on April 23, 2010, 06:18:25 pm
yay ... shed the water gain and a pound extra ...

I hiked with my Girl Scout Troop down a steep hill to a water fall behind the school today ... had  a couple of my bigger girls in front of me so I could keep a hand on a shoulder to keep me from toppling ... down hill is still a challenge for me ... it is about 2 miles back to it but felt longer to me ... coming up hill back to school grounds , I had to stop and breathe a couple times and ended up with a headache out of the deal ... but just a Tylenol headaches ...I was actually leaning forward in some places and putting a hand on ground coming up out of hollow and I wasn't crawling ...the hill is just that steep  :o ... didn't have a camera with me and the kids say we need to go back since we didn't get pictures ...I think I am gonna lose my camera until it is to grown up and snake infested to go  ;D... maybe by fall I will have recovered enough to go again ... there isn't a trail anymore but you can find some of the old trail ...

a teacher used to keep a trail up with ropes with knots tied to trees in the steepest spots to serve as a hand hold to help people get up and down easier ... but he moved on and no one else was interested in doing it ... it has been suggested as a Scout project but I am not too sure ...would be neat but unless I get alot of help that has bigger muscles than me and my girls it would be hard to clear it , lay mulch or gravel and just keep it up after establishing it ...someone told me there is a grant for trails and their upkeep on a local level ... people used to get water from the spring that feeds the fall back in late 1800's to early 1900's ...it was a major source of drinking water for the area ... but they were smart and came in from lower side of hill instead of the scenic route we took ... may check in to it and see what it covers and see if I can put a group of concerned citizens together to re-establish the trail ... and we could add some walking trails on top of the hill adjoining the playground so people could walk in the woods but not necessarily go off the hill to the fall ...trail sites are based on interest of people in area and historical value ...

I am tired and legs sore and have a few mosquito bites ... but he challenge level of this hike , even though short makes me think that some something is returning to me and things are getting better ...
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 24, 2010, 06:40:52 am
Soundy, first of all four pounds in one day has to be water unless you consumed 14,000 calories (or ten times a normal diet).

The hike sounds very challenging. Renovating the trail does sound like a good scout project . . . as in an Eagle Scout project for a Boy Scout. Do you know a Scoutmaster you could suggest that to? It's sometimes difficult for Boy Scouts to come up with good service projects and that would be original.

For my part I actually made it to the gym four times this week. I am a little sore but not too bad. I had back spasms this week which is a sure sign that I am not going often enough.

Sara
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Post by: Soundy on April 25, 2010, 11:04:44 am
I taught at a training yesterday and mentioned it to some Scoutmasters ... we have a shortage right now of boys nearing Eagle ... a bunch of Star Scouts and a few life ... have to see if something pans out ... my husband went to same school and says they used to hike down to the fall several times a year ...he hasn't been since 8th grade and said he remembered the in and out and didn't intend on seeing it again ...spoil sport ...

as for weight it is fluid ... from being bad and not taking fluid pill as I should ... but last week was an odd one and not in position to jump up and run to bathroom as needed when I take the diazide , so skipped it ... I am down 2 more pounds ... which means I lost about 2-3 lbs of weight if I say the 4 pound over night gain was fluid ....

yesterday I took one of the training wheels that my daughter had on her old bike when she first started trying to ride ... put it on her big bike ... we went down to creek to get gravel and there is a little used strip of road ... I got on bike leaning heavily on training wheel side ... when I got some speed up I tilted to get training wheel off ground and coasted catching my balance ... did good as long as I didn't peddle ... when I felt like I was tipping I just leaned enough to get trainer back on ground ...how many 48 year olds have training wheels ???  :o ... went up and down while husband loaded truck with gravel ...wasn't to bad ...wasn't the days I used to ride to town 12 miles away buy something and put in back pack and come back ...but  I was riding and didn't fall over ... I did give my mountain bike away which is a bummer ... the girls have old fashioned one speed bikes that would kill me on a hill ... the 18 speeds on my bike made things easy ...

next thing is hang gliding or sky diving  ;D ... have a place to do it tandem about an hour away at Eagleville , Tennessee ... definitely take a camera if I get the courage to tackle that one ...


here's to a good week of moving ...be it bike , skates , rock climbing , hiking , jumping (trampoline… Another unconquered since surgery item) , running , gym workouts etc ... lets Move it ! Move It!  Move It!!! ...gonna be my new theme song ... ;D
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Post by: Kaybo on April 25, 2010, 12:24:53 pm
Soundy~
Make sure & check with your Dr. before you skydive...I had a translab and my Dr told me that the 2 things I could never do now are skydiving and scubadiving.  The intense change in pressure is too much for the "packed" eustation tube.  I always wanted to skydive...

Way to go with the bike...that gives me some ideas...

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on April 25, 2010, 01:33:08 pm
K...

I hadn't thought of air pressure but should have since going up Montasano Mountain in Huntsville gave me an ear ache that lasted several days and had my ears popping ... I have always wanted to fly ... but not in a plane ...as a bird ...hang gliding or sky diving would be as close as I could get  ...grrrrrrrrrr ... I hate asking permission from a doctor to do things but on this I guess I should ...
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Post by: Kaybo on April 26, 2010, 08:18:22 am
Actually got dressed in my workout clothes and WENT TO GYM...late, of course for the class - as I went up the stairs, my phone rang and it was the school, but there was no one there and no message left.  There were no places so I squeezed in at the very front (which I hate), started but then when we went to the floor, realized that I had forgotten my "band" - had to run across the room (in front of 75 YO instructor again).  I got back to my mat only to see that my phone was ringing again (silent) and it was the school number AGAIN - I answered it (will only answer in class if school) - no one there!  However, this time they did leave a message - it was Emee and she needed a snack for her cast party for her musical.  I sat there & debated and decided that it would be horrible for Emee if she didn't have a snack and she NEVER calls me - this is why I am not working, right?  I rolled my mat up, put on my shoes, and once again, walked in front of the instructor!!  ::)  It must not be predestined for me to work out EVER AGAIN!

Do I get points for at least making it to the gym??

K   :-[
PS - I did notice in the mirror (right in front of me) how HUGE I have let myself get - maybe that will be a motivator!!
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Post by: Soundy on April 26, 2010, 12:58:39 pm
I saw myself in a full length mirror the other day and it scared me  :o

You do get points for effort

I walked 24 rounds at the school gym and ran through the stretches and warmups with te 2nd grade class that came in as I was leaving ... still not much and not enough but with my new found knoledge that I can ride a bike with adjustments , I may get more exercise in ... riding bike is not nearly as hard on my joints as walking
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 26, 2010, 04:06:30 pm
I saw myself in a full length mirror the other day and it scared me  :o

Been there, done that LOL

I also saw some photos of myself a few months ago that freaked me out.  In my mind, I'm still 30 and a size 10.  In reality, I'm 48 1/2 and much larger  ::)

The good thing is though once you start exercising, it's easy to see changes in your body very fast.

I've been feeling muscles where I haven't felt them in years  :o  And I'm wearing things that have been in my drawers and closets for years also - they FINALLY fit!

Kaybo -

I think you get an A+ for effort today.

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 26, 2010, 05:45:19 pm
Kaybo, sometimes things come up despite our best intentions. I think we all know it was a legitimate reason, not a lame excuse, and you'll be back at it tomorrow.

Jan, I'm so glad your efforts are paying off. Keep up the good work.

I spent 30 minutes on a recumbent bike followed by a lower body lifting workout this morning. Hope to make it four days this week too.

A third YMCA just opened here, on my side of town. During the school year it is easier to go to the one by the kids' school, but I need to get set up on the weight machines at the new facility for summer. It's by the mall so I could also go work out when the kids go to see a movie with their friends.

Sara
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Post by: Soundy on April 26, 2010, 07:16:21 pm
Jan ... that's funny ... I think I am about 35 and size 10 that I wore when me and Bo got married and I am 48 1/2 and not a size 10 ... and it doesn't help that my 12 year old is an inch taller than me and only 10 pounds lighter than I was at 35 and looks so little when we stand side my side ... gonna put a block on her head so she will quit growing ...

she is our exercise freak ... and it worries me ... she gets up and runs through her PT routine of stretches and leg strengthening ... then sh gets on the WAVE board and works out , then she does alot of sit ups and runs in the after noon as if possessed ... she had a bit of a belly last year and doesn't want to be fat ...she has gained about 6 inches in height and gained about 15 pounds but actually looks smaller ...gained a waist and grew "girl chest"  (don't ask) ... she tries to skip meals for fear of getting fat ... it helped when her doctor (my doctor that keeps me sane ) told her her weight and height were in perfect proportion

I do stuff in front of her but try not to mention weight loss ... even when I lose a pound and want to yell
WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO
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Post by: cindyj on April 28, 2010, 11:29:45 am
Mid-week check...everyone getting their fun-filled workouts in?  Anyone trying those hand stands with feet on the wall while doing push-ups like on Biggest Loser last night :D  How about just some girlie push-ups - those work also.  So, drop and give me 5 of those!  Go ahead and add 15 crunches while you're on the floor...can I ask for some jumping jacks, too :-* 

Cindy - I'm pretty sure I'm still 35ish also!
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 28, 2010, 11:38:52 am
Four days last week and two so far this week. I just got a reminder call from my dentist for a cleaning tomorrow. I may just have to go stinky so I get four workouts this week also.

Sara
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 28, 2010, 07:51:00 pm
Working out pretty regularly, 6 - 7 days a week.

Jan
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Post by: Keri on May 04, 2010, 01:34:36 pm
It's May 4 and I haven't been on here in a few weeks (not just this thread.. the whole AN forum). I need to seriously read and catch up on what's going on!
Then I'll report back in a little while.
BTW, I'm sitting at Chicago O'hare (HI JAN!!) - layover 3 hours. Just saw my son at his AF base in Nebraska - there for a few days; on my way back home.

Keri
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Post by: Soundy on May 04, 2010, 05:35:07 pm
with crazy weather and flooding I have been lazy since last week ... or smart ...

I stayed in avoiding rain , 20 MPH winds , flooded roads and tracks to walk on ...

Drying Out In Tennessee
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 04, 2010, 09:02:09 pm
BTW, I'm sitting at Chicago O'hare (HI JAN!!) - layover 3 hours.

Hi, Keri.  Sorry I missed you!

Jan
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Post by: Soundy on May 10, 2010, 07:21:50 pm
Hope everyones been moving ...

Tomorrow is our school Relay for life walk in the school gym  :o ... I have been preoccupied and super busy and lost track of time ... I had it in my mind as next week ...even with post it note on my computer screen telling me every time I turn it on that it was happening the 11th ...

I want to make at least 3 miles worth of circles ... we'll see ... if the tight kids in there messing with me the right way I will walk more ...I can't leave a challenge alone so can't let them beat me ...and since each class only has a set amount of time to walk and I have all day between helping out , I figure I will meet my goal plus some ...I have a few achy joints and a lumpy sun reaction patch on one arm from too much sun one day last week , but if nothing else , I am stubborn ... not walking won't make aches go away ...

going to be a sad event ... it is too soon after Mr Townsend (aka Mr. T) , a much loved teacher lost his battle with cancer ... it has only been 7 weeks ... but he and others fighting cancer or having lost the battle are why we walk ... it may hold closure for some , but we are gearing up for tears and some disorder ... our older students who had him are still having a rough time ... the 8th graders that are going on to high school have asked that his name plate not be removed until they are gone ... his room has remained mostly unchanged because they asked for it to be left til they leave ...all his civil war artifacts and books and even personal pictures are still on the shelves ...eerily , it looks like he could walk in at any moment , bow his head and raise his right hand in the air and without a word quiet the class down and get to the business of the day ... the principal and his wife have agreed to let the things stay as is and the plan is to remove them during the summer ... I honestly wouldn't be surprised if a few things walked off

wish me luck on my rounds ... and pray for our students and that this does add closure to something that they have had to deal with for 3 years or so and most thought  Mr T would beat ...


and if you have been slacking , get up and move it !!!
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Post by: Soundy on May 11, 2010, 05:45:18 am
Good walking shoes on ...check
Water bottle .... check
Tylenol in case ....check
Pedometer ... check

plan on a good day and it will happen ... wish me luck


speaking of waking shoes .... has anyone got those shape up shoes ??? I tried them on and walked around store... a friend thought they would be a good therapeutic tool ...felt great on feet but you talk about a one legged pirate walking the decks of a ship with 40 foot waves tossing them about ... I could barely stand upright and only walked holding display shelf ...felt like I was being pushed forward ...I guess with practice walking would come , but they were almost scary ... but they sure did feel good on my feet
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 11, 2010, 05:50:13 am
Good luck, Soundy.

I have a pair of Shape Up Shoes and in my opinion, the jury is still out.

They are very strange to walk in (I think a lot of that has to do with the balance issues I still have on occasion) and honestly I haven't seen a different in my "shape" since I purchased them at least 6 weeks ago.  I've seen more results from my regular workout and the running I've been doing in my normal running shoes.  I wouldn't even attempt to run in the Shape Ups - I think I'd kill myself  :D

I purchased the actual Shape Ups - which retail for $100, although I got them on sale for $75.  There are various knock-offs on the market now which cost less, but honestly I'd keep my money.

Jan

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Post by: Soundy on May 11, 2010, 04:37:50 pm
 pedometer has me logging 4.8 miles today  … that is wandering the school and a trip to town …happy with that  ... feet are achy , legs are fine , head is full feeling (maybe grew some brain cells ) ...so physically about same old same old

At 1:45 we had the whole school in for Relay Rally and   survivor walk ... and dedication of our efforts to Mr. Townsend ... his wife was there and through the whole program sat staring straight ahead ... I don't know if I could have been there ... One it was over she was better …

once the program was over and his songs started playing the younger kids were taken back to class to pack up for buses.... 4th through 8th were kept in gym since they brought their bags with them … people from community were there milling around talking and reading our Memory Wall and Honor  Wall of those still battling cancer …kinda teary and solemn

And then came Big Will …

Our own personal  8th grade clown …he started doing air guitar renditions of the songs like Mr. T did  ... this boy is a great kid , about 250lbs and not much taller than my 5’4”  ... we can always count on him to lift spirits ... he danced and clowned as the kids in gym clapped and stomped out the rhythm …he had them smiling and clapping and chased the tears away until time to load the buses …at one time he was laying on floor spinning in Will‘s version of break dancing ... makes us sound like a bunch of odd balls down here ... we really aren't ... going to miss Will  when he goes off to high school next year ... Mr. T's wife stopped him and gave him a big hug as he ran around the perimeter of gym getting kids cheering as he finished his final number ... His brother who is graduating this year used to always dress up as The Cat in The Hat during the week of Dr Seuss’s birthday …good kids

Day was emotional but good …
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Post by: Soundy on May 11, 2010, 04:41:55 pm
Lost mind for a few seconds ...

Shape up shoes is what I neglected ...

when I tried them on my balance went near to nil ... have you ever tried to walk in one of those blow up bounce house for kids ... that is how I felt ... I guess if I did master them my balance problems would be cured ... so with my few minutes and what you have said Jan , I think I will find something better to do with any money I would have spent on them ...

I am not sure I could have ran in a pair if they had had them out pre-surgery and balance issues
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 11, 2010, 05:24:39 pm
Are the Shape Up shoes even meant for running? I thought they were designed to burn more calories during walking and other usual daily activities.

I do have a nurse friend who loves hers, but then she has no balance deficiencies to deal with.

Sara
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Post by: Soundy on May 11, 2010, 09:53:34 pm
I don't think they are meant to be worn to run...

Our school nurse loves hers ...
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 12, 2010, 05:34:33 am
I did a bit of research on Shape-Ups last night. The Skechers website was not helpful but I found some other reviews. Here are a couple of excerpts from http://hubpages.com/hub/Shape-Up-with-Shape-Ups-Shoes-How-They-Work-and-Do-They-Work

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Basically the shoes put you slightly off balance and your muscles are constantly working to keep you balanced and centered. Staying balanced while wearing the shoes requires the use of muscles in the legs, abs and buttocks not used with standard walking shoes. It took me a couple of days to get used to it. My first day frustration turned into wonder when after twenty minutes of a moderate walk my muscles felt like after an hour of vigorous gym work out.

and

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Running in Shape Ups is not recommended. Also, concentrate while going downhill or up stairs. These shoes are definitely made for walking.

It's no wonder that people with balance problems can't wear them.

User reviews are mixed. It seems like people either love them or hate them. I read some glowing reviews from folks with knee and hip problems.

Sara
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 12, 2010, 06:02:21 am
Are the Shape Up shoes even meant for running?

No they are not.

Jan
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Post by: Soundy on May 12, 2010, 03:15:20 pm


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Basically the shoes put you slightly off balance and your muscles are constantly working to keep you balanced and centered. Staying balanced while wearing the shoes requires the use of muscles in the legs, abs and buttocks not used with standard walking shoes. It took me a couple of days to get used to it. My first day frustration turned into wonder when after twenty minutes of a moderate walk my muscles felt like after an hour of vigorous gym work out.



this reminds me of what I was told just after surgery when my leg muscles ached and burned even after just a little walking  ... they vestibular guy I snuck in to see said your legs get sore post op because you are off balanced and signals were constantly being fired to the muscles to get them to contract and relax to hold your balance ...something that is ordinarily  an unconscious task ... myself and my PCP thought I was imagining the soreness having to do with surgery until vestibular re-trainer told me it was directly related ... he  said we have to learn how hard to contract a muscle  where as the brain after learning as a baby to walk just knows ...therefore the soreness


I guess I'll pass on shape ups
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Post by: cindyj on May 14, 2010, 11:25:08 am
Been just watching all the Shape Ups talk...they don't appeal to me at all.  My mother n law has been living in a pair of them for about 4 months.  We keep trying to get her out of them as she has fallen twice while wearing them  :-\ 

Hope everyone's still getting some exercise in, whether wearing Shape Ups or not :D  Very hot and muggy down here today, but my friends and I are doing our 3 miles this afternoon...

Have a great weekend, all!  Remember to use your sunscreen if you're outside  8)

Cindy
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 14, 2010, 06:10:44 pm
Have to admit I've fallen off the exercise wagon a bit.

Budget time @ work - many long, long days.  Frankly it's been a bit hellacious  ::)  Although this is a time I should exercise the most by the time I get home from work I have no energy left. 

Am hoping to rectify the situation starting tomorrow morning and get back into the swing of things.

Jan
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Post by: lori67 on May 14, 2010, 07:28:41 pm
Don't worry, Jan.. I've not only fallen off the exercise wagon, I've been run over by it and dragged a few miles.   :-\
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Post by: Soundy on May 15, 2010, 05:58:44 am
Heck ... I jump on and off regularly ...so much is going on at school , with Scouts , 4-H ... and then there are things like keeping house , farm , reading , eating , just being ...
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Post by: Kaybo on May 15, 2010, 06:32:15 am
I am dragging with Lori and have been for several months...

K   ;)
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Post by: nancyann on May 15, 2010, 06:57:04 am
Hi guys:  I wonder if we all have 'up & down' weeks - last week I had alot more energy,  this week not so much,  so I adjust accordingly & don't push my body as much.  I'm sure workout trainers would say that's when you should exercise more !  Oh well,  as long as we're all happy & healthy !
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Post by: texsooner on May 15, 2010, 08:23:09 am
I know I've been MIA on this thread for quite awhile, but I've been running and biking off and on for the last few weeks. Non-stop rain around here yesterday and today. However, I commit to a 10 mile run or 50 mile bike ride tomorrow morning (if rain ever stops).

Be active and safe everyone.

Patrick

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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 16, 2010, 08:29:46 am
Cheri -

you can bike post AN.  The balance is a little wobbly at first, but in time (and I found it was a short time) you'll be able to ride just like you could prior to surgery.

That is - if you could ride prior to surgery.  I don't know about the 50 miles though - have never attempted that (probably because I'm not in as good physical shape as Patrick is).

Good luck!

Jan
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Post by: texsooner on May 16, 2010, 10:18:38 am
Cheri, I agree with Jan. You should be able to bike unless you have serious balance issues. I know I've been fortunate, but the only real balance issue I have is trying to maneuver in the dark (like in a movie theater when the lights are very dim). As long as I can see well, I'm good to go.

Just completed a half marathon distance (13 miles) run this morning....pretty tough in the Houston humidity, but glad I did it.

Let's go guys....y'all don't have to do any long distance stuff, just get out and walk, jog, run, bike, bowl, workout, or whatever for a half hour or more...you'll feel better for having done it.

Enjoy and be safe.

Patrick
 

 
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Post by: Captain Deb on May 16, 2010, 12:27:47 pm
I finally got in to see a back specialist after almost a year of chronic back pain that has kept me from doing any meaningful exercise.  On Tues, I recieved two fluoroscope-guided injections in my sacroiliac joints.  The doc said it would take a few days to kick in if it works.  I HAVE to get back to exercising--losing all my muscle tone and been rather depressed.  I've also put myself on a gluten-free anti-inflammatory diet, which I hope will benefit not only my back, but my headaches and psyche as well.  I posted some research over in the headache section. I'm starting gently with the exercises the PT gave me.

See you in the gym!

Capt Deb(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/Captdeb_photos/pirate-3.gif)
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 16, 2010, 03:24:47 pm
Good luck, Captain.

And take it easy.

Jan
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Post by: Captain Deb on May 16, 2010, 04:21:34 pm
I usually take it any way I can get it!

Heee  heee  heeee

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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 17, 2010, 07:09:41 am
LOL  You are soooooo bad  ;D
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Post by: Soundy on May 17, 2010, 05:47:38 pm
Cheri ... I put one training wheel on my daughters bike and can ride fine like that ...I balance on the wheels like I should and when I wobble I lean left to the one training wheel and it catches me…when the wobble passes I continue on on 2 wheels til the next wobble  ... I can skate no problem but the bike is hard ... until several weeks ago I said I couldn't ride anymore ... but I can ...just in altered state as to what I once did ...

hope shots work for you Captain and you will be able to get back in the swing of things exercise wise ...

Most of my hours home over weekend were spent snoring and no exercising

Thursday the girls had regional 4-H competition ...youngest took 4th place in her division and oldest took 3rd in hers ... it was a long day and made longer by leader appreciation banquet that night ...came in long enough to change and turn around and go to town ...got in late and then Friday had to set up for school talent show ... we ran the concession stand ... the girls did a dance/skit  to Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. with Me and My Shadow ... they got 2nd in their grade level even if the kids had no idea who Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra was ... my kids are clowns ... was at school all day and came home and slept through til morning ...got up at 7:00 and  went to sell tickets for a couple hours ,  on a bench that PTO gave away at the horse show Saturday night ... got home slept 3 hours and then over to horse show and didn't get home til around 11:00 ... Sunday I got up , ate ,went back to bed and slept til about noon ...got up and got the girls ready for violin and guitar recital ... got to school at 1:30 and left around 3:00 ... cooked , fed people , left dirty kitchen and went back to bed around 8 last night and got up this morning ready to go ...

nothing I did was overly active ... just busy and emotionally tiresome ...heck at horse show I pretty much sat the whole time watching horses go in circles around track for 5 hours or so ...drank alot but didn't eat much over last few days ... so kinda blah feeling ... but have nothing to do all week until Friday when I go to the science museum with school group … so plan on spending the week getting reacquainted with my broom ,washer , and sink and see if I still know how to use them ...the school , 4-H and community need to coordinate better ... there were several of us involved with all the events ...but  I was the only one that dropped into unconsciousness repeatedly 

Next week hope to get back in routine of walking the gym floor … with school getting ready to close for summer I need to refigure  this … I rather get up in wee hours of day and get moving … kids would rather stay in bed late …I  would rather not walk alone down our roads … may have to forcibly get one of them up and walk before Bo leaves for work … get back and they can go back to sleep for a bit …next day get the other up … or try to get Bo up an hour early and make him walk with me …not likely …. That would mean getting up at 4:30 and I don’t see that happening … evenings would work also but by the time the sun is low enough to not bother me and high enough to still see by Bo is tired from 8 hours on the job and another 3 or 4 on the farm and the kids are ready to crash …mornings are best

Or may be time to invest in family plan at curves for me and the girls …
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Post by: Soundy on May 17, 2010, 06:05:21 pm
all that and I forgot something

Hannah my oldest has mis-put-together legs and walks on tippy toes ... therapy has been expensive and has done no good ... her leg muscles are hard as rock now after it all but her knees still pop , her hip dislocates and she still walks on her toes ...

She bought a pair of Danskins Nows ...Danskins version on Shape Ups ... $25 at Wally World ... she walks around fine with no falling and loves them ... the boat shaped bottom forces her to keep her foot flattened out and she doesn't tip toe ... may work to help stretch her tendons out ... even if they don't , keeping her in them will stop the damage to her foot bones cause by all her weight balanced on the front 1/4 of her foot

the Danskins are bouncy , but not nearly as bouncy as the real shape ups ... I can even walk in them with out falling over ...still not planning on getting a pair

what she likes best about them is she is now 2 inches taller than me instead of an 2 inches shorter  ;D

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Post by: saralynn143 on May 17, 2010, 08:52:33 pm
That is GREAT news for Hannah, Soundy.

Sara
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Post by: Soundy on May 18, 2010, 06:09:36 am
the first day she had them she said her butt muscles hurt ... I am guessing from them working differently ... gonna run her by therapist and show her difference ... even when the booted her with those big ugly black therapeutic cast looking things she would tip toe ... with these she tried at first but she has to bend her knees and would all but fall over ... now she just walks ... her problems just show to the world in her tippy toe walk and her crooked arms , but yesterday I had several teachers ooooh and ahhhh over her new gait ... since kindergarten they have worried over her breaking something ... even if not for us wonky heads , the shoes are good for at least one person , and I suspect may others

that said ... I got up at 5:20  and walked down the road to our other property and back ... only about a mile so 2 mile round trip ... took about 35 minutes because I watched some herons wading  in the beavers swampy pond and dropped pebbles off the bridge over creek and watched ripples ... I am easily distracted ... was really timing myself to see if I would get back before Bo had to leave for work... I did ... I guess this is going to be my new routine when I lose access to the gym as of June 1 ... only thing is it is always foggy around here due to creek and I need a flashing tail light so cars coming up behind me can see me ...and also hearing or rather not hearing can be scary ... I didn't hear the man down the road til he passed me in his electric hybrid that just kinda whirs ... scared the bejesus out of me ...  and the fog had me come home with hair and clothes damp and clammy feeling
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Post by: Soundy on May 19, 2010, 05:48:14 am
walk in again today ... this is working good ... only 48 out so face and hands got cold ... kinda nice walking around when the world is pretty much asleep and birds are still snoozing .... then by time I get back to house they are a noisy crew ...moer peeps and chirps than I can identify ... and saw some kinda little bird that had body shape and size of an Indigo Bunting but was scarlet red like a cardinal ... no idea what it was ... herons weren't out padding around looking form minnows and tadpoles ... alot of people don't like them and shoot them cause they eat small fish therefore the fish don't grow up to be big fish ... but they were here before us and I figure they are taking what is theirs since we humans can go to the store and pick up dinner and they can't ... I like watching them which is hard sometimes cause they tend to be shy ... there is a family of Canadian geese at the marsh ... a set of parents and I counted 5 babies that are 3-4 weeks old ... they walked over from a pond where I saw them last week ...I really need my camera fixed  >:(
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 19, 2010, 05:54:06 am
Soundy -

thanks for the info on the Dankins Nows.  Wonder if they make them for men.

One of my nephews has the same thing going on as your daughter.  My brother has spent lots of time and money having him "treated" at Shriner's Hospital among other places.  He's had the therapeutic casts also, but nothing has really helped.

Jan
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Post by: Soundy on May 20, 2010, 06:00:38 am
didn't walk this morning ... didn't get up until 6 and have to leave house at 7 ... walkjng and having 30 minutes to get everyone ready and out the door wouldn't work...lets go out the door
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Post by: Soundy on May 21, 2010, 05:50:04 am
Soundy -

thanks for the info on the Dankins Nows.  Wonder if they make them for men.

One of my nephews has the same thing going on as your daughter.  My brother has spent lots of time and money having him "treated" at Shriner's Hospital among other places.  He's had the therapeutic casts also, but nothing has really helped.

Jan

didn't mean to ignore this ... Danskins didn't have mens ... but Pay Less had a knock off version a few weeks ago that had mens and womens styles ... and if I had known it would have helped Hannah as much as it has I would have sprung for the $100 Shape Ups and they do have mens and womens ... it might be worth going to store that has them and letting him walk around in them and see how it goes ...

 the last set of braces Hannah had cost us over $300 and didn't help and a pair of $25 has done so much ... fill bad at not getting the shoes when they first came out and she wanted them ... a bunch of the click groups at school have them and she wanted them too... she paid for them due to family rule that says we will pay for things you need and a few you don't and the kids pay for thing that don't qualify as "needs" and are seen as "wants " when and I think I am going to pay her back ... this "want" has turned out to be a "need"


didn't walk this morning due to having a cranky 16 month old .... son and DIL went to lawyers yesterday to file for divorce ... I have seen it coming for last few months ... baby knows something is up and ended up crying herself to sleep last night alternating calling mom or dad ...I am going to science museum with first grade and she is going with me ...it is hands on and they have a toddler section... we are gonna have fun while her little world crumbles ...  :(
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 21, 2010, 06:14:38 am
Don't feel badly about the shoes, Soundy. You had no way of knowing, and it is a fair and loving gesture on your part to repay Hannah for the shoes since they help so much. I am more than interested in hearing what her therapists have to say about it. Elbee still has slight supination following last summer's foot surgeries, fortunately not enough to affect her basketball play or keep her from going a mile a minute. I wonder if the shoes would help her, but they have not caught on here among the kids so I don't know if she would wear them.

I hope you have a good time on the field trip with your granddaughter. I'm sorry about your son and his wife, but that sweet little girl is sure fortunate to have you as a stable influence in her life. Give her lots of hugs from her forum uncles and aunties.

Sara
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Post by: Keri on May 21, 2010, 07:57:56 am
thanks, everyone for keeping this going. i've been MIA also. i have been running though. need to get out this morning.... i keep putting that off.
patrick - thanks for updating.
capn deb - i really hope things work out and you can get back into exercise and feeling better and all that.
i'll check back in later -
keri
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Post by: Soundy on May 23, 2010, 04:57:14 pm
had a good trip to science museum ... and got alot of exercise running after baby

Hannah played basket ball with not problem ... she kept up with the rest ...she has always walked and run tippy toe and it doesn't bother her ...bothers others ... and she can walk all over the place in high heels ... no wobble ...she  even developed her on odd hook shot that she can shoot from outside key hit the basket ...kinda hard to explain under hand from kinda behind and to her side shooting ...

been crawling under house trying to figure out why the phone in bedroom doesn't work ... replaced wire and it is run in with the same wire that is feeding the computer... can dial up and get online but the darn phone don't work back there ...even bought new phone and that didn't work ... gonna put on clean clothes and take my walk that I missed this morning ... sun has dropped low enough that it isn't a problem ... I was up at 2:30 ... should have walked then ... I am giving up for now on fixing phone ... it will go better when Bo isn't helping me ... I ran the original line to start with and ran all the satellite lines in the house and they all work ... something is just not clicking ...lets go walk and then feed family ... grilling burgers ...

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Post by: Keri on May 24, 2010, 08:53:41 am
soundy, i'm sorry too about your son and DIL and the baby. life sounds busy and crazy. i admire your efforts to get up at the crack of dawn and walk. plus, when you don't for a while, you still return to it instead of giving up. that's a great way to be. please be careful when you walk in the fog / dark, etc. there's a lof of reflecting things you can buy to wear to cars see you.

jan - you've really inspired us all with your workouts. i know it gets tough sometimes when there's so much work to do, and having kids, etc... but when you do come home tired, sometimes that is the best time to work out. just getting started makes you have a bit more energy once you get warmed up. then you feel so much better once your done. of course, this is obvious advice that i need to preach to myself over and over!

patrick - how goes the long runs and the bike rides? i really want to bike more, but my husband keeps putting my bike back in the shed. then i don't bother.

i am still running consistantly, more of less. i signed up for two fall marathons, so i need to join my summer marathon training group. honestly, this is the only thing that makes me be disciplined to run.

well, like cindy says ' get moving!!' i need to make sure i run today. i didn't yesterday. if you're working out and it's hot, stay hydrated.  there's my advice for the day!

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Post by: Kaybo on May 24, 2010, 09:25:58 am
off to Houston to do frantic house hunting this week - wonder if that counts for exercise??  Probably cancel it out in all the great food I eat!   ::)

K  ;D
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Post by: cindyj on May 24, 2010, 09:32:26 am
Hey, Keri!  Good to see you back over here!  Glad to know you're still out running...I'm still doing the jog/walk thing, though we've cut back to 3 miles three times p/week. 

I plan to do two more 1/2 marathons (October and the Feb Breast Cancer one again) and then, I think I need to switch to some other challenge  ???  Still want to learn to ride a horse and an ice skating rink opened up near me recently...would love to do that for exercise - my husband, however, indicated he thought that was a rather foolish idea (his words were a bit stronger  ;) ), but I think I'm going to give it a try anyway.

Have a great week, everyone!  Try to get a workout buddy - as I think I've mentioned before, I would NOT be doing nearly as much as I do if it weren't that I know my friend(s) is out there on the trail waiting for me.  I never really want to go, but I NEVER regret going out - I always feel very good about it.  On my wonky days when I think I might rather just sit, I go anyway and always feel better for it.  Know it's hard to schedule with people, if not impossible for some, but if you can, it sure does help :)

Cindy



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Post by: lori67 on May 24, 2010, 09:48:25 am
Lazy Lori checking in... :-[

Haven't done much other than the usual chasing kids around lately.  Had to take some time off for what the doctor thought was a blood clot in my leg.  Turns out it wasn't (phew.) but he wanted me to rest it.  Yeah, ok - try resting with 2 little kids at home and a husband out sailing the 7 seas.

Now I have bronchitis, so walking up the stairs leaves me pretty much out of breath.  The antibiotics are starting to kick in, so hopefully in a few days I'll be able to do something!

In the meantime, I'll just crack the whip to keep you guys moving!  MOVE IT - MOVE IT - MOVE IT!!!

Lori
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Post by: Soundy on May 24, 2010, 07:00:10 pm

 Keri ... I am up at crack of dawn every day  and often before it cracks and might as well do something ... it tends to be watching movies that leads to snacks ...so walking is better ... it is fairly light out when I am out ...just foggy ...I am walking facing traffic like I should have been doing all along

didn't walk this morning but went down to creek this afternoon and kids (my 2 girls plus three belonging to a friend ) were wading then swimming/splashing  ... for some reason me and my friend thought taking cell phones and important stuff out of our pockets and wading was a good idea ... felt good as it was 95 here today ...we decided to follow the kids down the creek because they were getting out of sight ...but walking on gravel and slippery rocks about 1500 feet down stream from the bridge , with a couple trips up side of bank to peak at beaver dam from various angles wore me out ...large areas of creek bed are solid limestone that pretty much looks like concrete and has moss and algae on it making it slippery ... About half way through it seem less like a good idea

I stayed to side walking in gravel when ever I could and avoided the slabs when I could ... did alot of wobbling and wind milling of arms to  stay upright , but I am proud to say I didn't fall ... biggest challenge was the ripples on the surface of the water making me dizzy by giving me the feeling I was moving in different directions than I actually was ... I would head towards something and come out 5 feet off target ...was kind of funny even if it made me queasy ... the windmill impersonation with my arms ,  I consider upper body workout  ;D ... found a point we could climb out and come out on the road then walked back to van ... My gluteus maximus and up the sides my back are aching from new use trying to stay upright …staying balanced new ways always finds new places for aches

My workouts are nothing in the norm … just whatever I happen to do …things like today was spur of the moment …

Kay …house hunting in a week is exercise and a job ... when the Army moved us we (mom dad and 5 kids ) would pop in to whatever new place and in a week find something ... looked at as many as 5 houses in a day ... us kids thought it was fun ... I remember mom looking like she had run a marathon

Lori … sorry you have been out of commission and hope you get back up and going soon … chasing kids has been established as exercise

As for advise of the day from me …. Don’t follow kids down creeks unless you have a canoe
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 25, 2010, 06:43:01 am
Working WAY too much  :(

Need to get my butt back to exercising.  Today is the day!

Jan
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Post by: cindyj on May 25, 2010, 01:59:14 pm
Working WAY too much  :(

Need to get my butt back to exercising.  Today is the day!

Jan

Yes, do it today!  You have been doing so well...don't think about the days you've missed, just start back today!

Lori, Soundy, Kaybo and all of you with young ones, do have an extra challenge to find time to exercise...I remember when mine were younger, I could barely do what was required, much less do anything "extra" for me.  But, I sure wish I had made the time, somehow.  It would have been such a great stress reliever as well as made me feel physically better...ah, that hindsight 20/20 view...

American Idol finals, Biggest Loser finals and Dancing w/ Stars finale tonight - do some jumping jacks while watching ;D

Cindy


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Post by: Soundy on May 26, 2010, 06:19:12 am
mine are big enough to come along and walk with me without worrying about them running out in the road or getting tired and wanting to be carried ... but getting them to go with me is another thing ...

Bo comes in from work and unless it is pouring down rain , when he goes over to main part of farm he has always walked ... The girls  used to walk with him and when got tired walked to their grandparents that is close to barn ... now they ride bikes along side him ... they could walk with me in the morning but say that the bike with daddy is their exercise for the day ...

what it is they are Daddy's girls and think they would be mutineers if they went with me  >:(

lets get the little ship jumpers to school ... only today , tomorrow and an hour on Tuesday and this year is history
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 29, 2010, 09:39:29 am
Well the other day was not THE day - never even made it as far as putting on my running shoes  :(

But finally made it to the health club yesterday; found out how much I missed it.

Hope to be back on track now.

Jan
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Post by: Soundy on May 29, 2010, 05:32:55 pm
been lazy ... if I have a joint it hurts ... and body has once again invented joints just for purpose of hurting

I suspect return of fibromyalgia symptoms as I come off Lyrica ... it was prescribe to control brainwrecks but also banished most muscle and joint pain ... maybe once switched to neurontin the aches will go away ...need to do some reading up on it for these types of pain ... right now I am mainly just moving as needed and no more than that ...

good news is that I haven't gained any ... gotta look at all the plus signs

Sarah , my youngest has Lyme's disease and is grumpy and not feeling great ...aches , pains and vomiting from the medicine she is taking and may be on for up to 8 weeks ...

we have three boys with us tonight ... a friends sons ages 11 , 9 and 7 ... they had a reunion and no one to keep the boys ... the youngest two were gonna go farming with Bo and Sarah can't be left behind so went along too ... I actually think she is a bit jealous of anyone spending any time with her Dad as he is her property ... she gets a bit jealous of my 16 month old grand daughter who has decided that egg gathering with PaPa is the greatest thing on earth and follows him like a puppy dog ... that is Sarahs job ... being Bo's shadow ... I am taking her going along as a sign she is doing OK
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Post by: Soundy on June 06, 2010, 09:09:41 am
I walked Wednesday , trip to Nashville Thursday , walked Friday and sat a folding chair in the creek and sat in it yesterday watching kids splash around ... Bo really needs to get pool set up ... I also walked up and down creek for about an hour ... walking in knee deep water gives you a work out ...especially when you have on jeans  :o... I need to shave legs before we go again so I can wear shorts   ;D

so my workout / walking plan is off track but not totally absent ... have lost 2 pounds ...yay ... not as good as the 5 I was aiming for but better that a gain ...

need to get walking more  ... Relay walk is the 26th and will be here before I know it ... even if I don't get in shape and used to walking I will be fine ... for some reason I can wlak with people better than I can alone ... unfortunately no friends are interested in early morning walks ... they're snoozers ...would work better if I had a walking partner and even my girls balk at going along ...

I need to make it mandatory and add it to my list of laws ... laws I make up and enforce ... like they know it is against the law to take the last Klondike bar from freezer ... it must be shared with any and all who want a bite or left until a new box is purchased ...it is against the law to touch anything on my desk even if that scrap of paper that has scribbling on it looks like garbage … I got a lot and make them up on spur of moment

just need to add  ... it is against the law to lay in bed or watch TV while mom is out doing her early morning walking , you must walk with her  :D
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Post by: cindyj on June 15, 2010, 01:59:47 pm
Hello!  Any one out here? How's everyone doing?  If sweating means calories burned, I'm burning lots!  SO hot down here!  Tennis match on Sat morning was brutal, but fun 8)  Have told my training buddies we need to switch from walk/jogging to swimming in the neighborhood pool.  I don't swim very well, but it sounds much better than being out on the path in the this heat and humidity.  (I am trying not to complain too much, however, as I hate the cold much worse than the heat ::) )

Hope you're all still doing your excerises of choice!

Cindy
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Post by: Kaybo on June 15, 2010, 03:09:23 pm
I still am doing nothing but hope to start walking when we get to Houston - there are some great sidewalks/paths around Grandma's house...

K   ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on June 15, 2010, 10:08:06 pm
I'm still doing good - most of the time.  I'm down 25 lbs (YEAH !!!  ;D )

I'm hitting the gym at least 4 or 5 times a week - running/walking, weight machines for my arms, and recumbent bicycle.  This evening I attended a water aerobics boot camp class - even though I am totally uncoordinated  :D  Figured any exercise is good exercise.

I've also been riding my bicycle to work (6 miles RT) when the weather permits (cool enough and without rain) - and Saralynn will be happy to know that I AM wearing my helmet (although I hate it  :( )

Kaybo, just moving out of one house and into another is considered exercise in my book.

Jan
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Post by: Soundy on June 15, 2010, 10:46:39 pm
been lazy and not walking much ... I get over heated super easy and then I am sick ...I have played on Wii Fit and Trainer and what ever the other thing we have is ... they make me sweat in the air conditioned comfort of my own living room ...  ;D

I am so dreading Day Camp next week ...it is going to be hot and sticky because that is what the south does best ...I am in a cooled building most of the time due to sun and heat  issues but I still hot ... camp ends on the 25th and Relay walk is the night if the 26th at same location ... I was excited about the Relay walk but it is so hot some enthusiasm has faded ... but we actually only walk from 6 PM til 6 AM sunday so it shouldn't be too bad ...I have decided to just walk my best and not set a goal of 20 laps or 3 miles or what ever ...

stuck weight wise but haven't gained so for now taking that
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 16, 2010, 05:41:42 am
I'm still doing good - most of the time.  I'm down 25 lbs (YEAH !!!  ;D )

Good work . . .

- and Saralynn will be happy to know that I AM wearing my helmet (although I hate it  :( )
Jan

and good work!

Kaybo, just moving out of one house and into another is considered exercise in my book.

Very true. My hat is off to Jan and Kaybo this morning . . . and everyone else who is managing to fit in more exercise this summer than chasing kids.

I have a refrigerator being delivered this morning, but after that I am going to the new west-side YMCA to check out the new equipment. And fortunately swim lessons start next week for my son, which lands me at the Y consistently for two weeks.

Sara
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Post by: lori67 on June 16, 2010, 07:06:21 am
Cindy,

I'm with you on the sweating thing!  Phew!!!

No formal exercise here, but we have been at the beach a lot.  Lets see...carrying stuff from the car to the beach...walking thru the sand, swimming, boogie boarding (yes, I actually did that the other day for the first time since my surgery!) and then bringing everything back to the car.  I guess that counts as exercise.

Lots of walking in the neighborhood too.  Next week I will be volunteering at Vacation Bible School, so I'm sure I'll get some running around in there (or pulling out my hair).

Jan, I am really impressed!  Riding your bike to work??  Do you have a cupholder for your coffee?   :D

Lori
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Post by: Kaybo on June 16, 2010, 11:08:30 am
WOW!  Riding to work, Jan!  YEA for the 25 pounds!  I thought that since it will be SO HOT & HUMID and I will be in the pool a LOT, I could do some exercies and might even try to swim some laps - even though I am not a swimmer!

K   ;D
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Post by: cindyj on June 16, 2010, 02:28:01 pm
Great to hear from y'all!  Awesome on the 25 lost, Jan!  And riding your bike to work - good for you and the environment! 

My buddies and I did hit the pool this morning - what a comical sight, I'm sure!  Four beyond-middle age-ladies with noodles doing laps.  Fortunately, there was no one else at the pool to witness our ridiculousness.  Sure did feel great, though!  Nice and cool.  My husband said we should perhaps take up synchronized swimming ::)  Will be sure to get video for you guys if we start doing that :D

Stay cool, all, but keep burning those calories,

Cindy


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Post by: saralynn143 on June 16, 2010, 03:25:16 pm
The fridge came early afternoon (after blowing the whole morning waiting) and the dishwasher is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Nothing like multiple appliances failing at once. So no gym today or tomorrow, but next week for sure while my son takes swim lessons!

Sara
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Post by: Soundy on June 17, 2010, 04:11:14 am
going on grand adventure today  ::) ...heading south to huntsville Alabama to go to Sam's and buy snacks and drinks for Day Camp next week ... hate Sam's ...my new and improved overhead viewer installed during surgery makes my brain think all the overhead stock is falling in on me ...have a baseball cap that I pop on for such places to avoid wonkyheadedness ... but Sam's always gives me a workout walking wise ...gonna take my pedometer along for the ride ... after Sam's heading to Micheal's for some craft items we can't find locally with Walmart as Our only store with craft supplies and for last 2 years that has been downsizing until they have very little , then the dreaded Mall because my friend that is tagging along and my youngest child have money and have to go to Belk's and check out Yellow Box flipflops ...

so today I will get in more walking than I want to and when I get home will take a nice long nap
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Post by: Soundy on June 24, 2010, 08:16:43 pm
One more day of day camp to get through … I have lost 4 pounds through sweating it out , not eating as much and extra walking … my feet cry  :'( every morning when I tell them they have to go back in m shoes … wish we could wear flip flops to camp but we are required by law to wear closed shoes

Big Relay For Life walk Saturday …I am going to walk but I guarantee not as much as I would have if I was not coming off Day Camp …kids say we need to do 3 miles … wish me luck … the way I am feeling , a lap right now sounds like torture
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Post by: leapyrtwins on June 25, 2010, 02:59:05 pm
Nothing like multiple appliances failing at once.

Don't you just hate that?  >:( 

Last August when I was away on a business trip my freezer died and had to be repaired, followed that very same week by my washer.  A few months after replacing the washer, the dryer died  :P

Work continues to be overwhelming on a day-to-day basis, plus my kids started summer school and sports camps so I'm playing taxi driver a lot.  With all our schedules being hectic there aren't a lot of home cooked or healthy meals lately - falling into fast food habits.  My "me" time has really suffered and I think I've gained back 2 or 3 lbs. UGH!!!

But Tuesday I started a new routine.  Water aerobics two evenings a week - which I'm horrible at (I've never been very coordinated), but I find very relaxing.  I'm one of the younger ones in the group (at the ripe old age of 48 1/2) so no one is a "super star" and that helps tremendously.  The workouts are harder than they appear and are wonderful for your balance.

The remaining evenings - and on the weekend - I'm running, biking, and using weight machines on my arms.

Soundy -

you're making progress, even though your feet are crying.  I was having big problems with my knees when I first started getting back to serious exercising, but found that over time they stopped screaming.  Your feet will adjust - keep up the good work and take a day off now and then; it helps.

Jan   
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Post by: Soundy on June 27, 2010, 04:03:29 pm


Relay went well ... thunderstorms about and hour before opening made it real muggy  , but then a cool wind blew most of the night ... around 9  I was assaulted by pirates that from the Goodship Scalawag from Johnson's Control , a local factory ...they were shanghaiing kids from other teams and arming them with swords and eye patches in an effort to earn spirit points ... it worked ... the pirates tried to skewer me with their blow up swords but I escaped ... 2 of them look just like my children    :o ...

I walked 42 laps throughout the 12 hours ...most of those from 3 AM til 6 AM when it cooled down , fewer people to bump into and my endorphins kicked in and told me I was tired but nothing hurt anymore   ;D ... even ran 5 of those laps in a row with Sarah when they did a poker run around 4 this morning ...you  run the track and a stop at a  table to pick a card and have it recorded under your name and try to win a hand of poker in the Poker Run ... running was a no no but didn't know it at a time ... I broke off a heel spur ... but that is really a good thing ... wear a little donut insert to keep pressure off it for a while and the little bit of bone I can feel just under the skin will reabsorb ... have done it before ... cheap surgery really ...just watch for infection

they started playing hourly games around 2 to keep people awake and glad to be there ... each lap is a quarter mile , so I walked 10 1/2 miles on the track plus alot of walking in between laps talking to people and looking at all the exhibits that were set up .... with money raised from March up until 5:00 this morning when last nights money was tallied , the county raised $120,000 ... goal was $100,000 ... so we are tired and happy ...

Hannah went home with Bo around 11:00 last night and Sarah stayed fro the whole thing and only dosed off around 5:30 this morning after sunrise service , when we were getting ready for closing ... proud of her ... both girls gave their hair to Locks of Love ... 8 off Hannah and 6 inches off Sarah ... mine would be too short so they don't get it til next year ...

I got home about 7 and fell in bed exhausted and slept til about 9 ... took a hot shower and right back to bed ...up at 1:00 to eat and back to bed until about 3 ... I think I am good to go until bed time ...except all my muscles ache ... called doctor last night and asked about adding an extra neurontin to my night dose and he said yes ...it helped last night but this morning I would never know I took it ... had a little brain wreck around midnight but  a hydro-codone knocked it out but I have a feeling that tomorrow I will be very sore ... each time I have woke up today I have got up and went outside and walked a couple laps around the yard to loosing up ...

very happy with my total ...was hoping for maybe 3 miles so to triple that plus some was awesome ... if there had been recoery time between day camp and the Relay no telling what I could have done ... but happy with what I did ...Sarah got in 13 1/2 miles and lazy bones Hannah only a mile ... Bo helped us set up and did a half mile then left after eating with us taking Hannah with him
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Post by: Soundy on June 28, 2010, 06:52:56 am
Sarah told me I forgot to tell you that I ran with eyes closed and that Sereniti , my 17 month old grand daughter walked 2 laps under her own steam ... she was carried by many people and did about 30 laps that way ... who ever came by would grab her up and take her around a time or two then she would wave people down and someone else would take her ... Sarah held her hand and walked her around the track two full laps

when I ran the laps I was getting wonky heading due to eyes telling brain the ground was heaving and rocking ... so I would spot Sarah a few yards in front of me ... I closed my eyes and ran opening them about every 10 to twelve times my right foot hit the ground ... spot and adjust position or if near a turn open them til it was cleared and then close them and go ... I was still a little wobbly and not a pretty runner but got it marked off the list of things that I have been unable to do since surgery ... and like the one training wheel on the bike , I have found a way to do it

also a big help was the track being laid out in a grassy field ... walking on grassy ground  that is soft compared to asphalt track at the high school made my accomplishment possible

have some pictures uploading to photo bucket and will post them later ...it is slow going with dial up
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Post by: Soundy on June 28, 2010, 10:59:52 pm
time to bore you all with some pictures ...

Crowd early on

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Before scalping

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Sarah during scalping

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Hannah peeking at herself and you can see her new short doo

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Sarah looking at her self … you can see Hannah over the top of Sarah’s mirror

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Pirate 1 and 2 who look a lot like Sarah and Hannah

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Had a couple more but photo bucket quit on me
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Post by: Soundy on June 28, 2010, 11:42:02 pm
I'm back  ;D



Sarah and Sereniti making a lap

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What do you do at 3am when you find a baby toad ??? You stick it to your face of course

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Or you let yourself get duct taped to your chair …this is the son of the teacher we lost in February to lung cancer …his friends kept him going all night but at day break he had about had it …at this poin the was tape to chair around chest , arms and legs …they carried him around the track tape in … but when they were doing that I was walking and missed catching it

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What tired looks like on a nearly 11 year old who has walked and run for 12 hours …she sat down and dose off for about 15 minutes from 5:30 til I woke her at about 5:45 when I snapped this

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I am proud of her …this was around 6:30 and getting ready to go home …that is me kissing her …her get up and go had got up and left her …I thought I was going to have to get someone to carry her to the truck


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Post by: saralynn143 on June 29, 2010, 05:10:55 am
Great photos, Soundy, thanks for sharing. Sarah and Hannah are lovely young ladies.

Sara
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Post by: leapyrtwins on June 29, 2010, 05:31:18 am
Beautiful pictures, Soundy.  Thanks for posting them.

My favorite is Sarah during scalping  :D

You have numerous reasons to be proud of your children.

Jan

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Post by: lori67 on June 29, 2010, 07:33:53 am
Love the pictures!  We do Relay for Life every year too and I love it.  What an inspiring group of people to be around.  The Survivor Lap gets me every time - so amazing to see so many people who are truly fighters!

And it's great exercise - unless you try to walk around the track with my 2 little ones who have to stop at every table and tent along the way.  I'm pretty sure it took half the night to make it all the way around the track once!

Lori
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Post by: Keri on July 02, 2010, 12:56:56 pm
hello,
keri finally found the ana forum again. soundy, i like the pic with the frog on the face! and you sure do keep strange hours!
jan - good good good for you - to be so busy with work, to fall out of the exercise habit and then to get back at it. water aerobics sounds like fun - it does seem relaxing
kay - hope all is going well with the move - that's exercise!
cindyj - you found your new 'somethng different' idea for exercise - why not a triathlon using the noodles! i think i could do a mini triathlon if i could use swimming noodles. might not be very fast, but i'm not very fast anyway. and i don't swim well. kind of just dog paddle.
lori - we'll go run a few miles when i go to va beach to fetch my girl next week! if we don't run, maybe we can just eat somewhere. or have a drink. that sounds good.
sara - hope all is well with appliances.
i'm glad y'all have been hanging in there more or less, with the exercise stuff.
i did join a marathon training group. last saturday i was supposed to go to our first early morning run. i got dressed with shoes, drink strapped in my waist holder and everything and laid back down and fell asleep. so much for that training run.
tomorrow will be my longest to date and I'VE GOTTA GET OUT OF BED (and stay out). 16 miles. ugh. hardest part is getting up at 5:30 and asking myself 'why do i do this?'
i'm trying to bike to run errands a bit more. the bank teller didn't like me going through the drive through, though.
it's nice to be checking back in! i'm so out of it here; let me know if i've missed anythign major!
keri
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Post by: Soundy on July 05, 2010, 09:26:34 am
been walking again in the mornings ... had to right after Relay due to getting up stiff from the over used in one night muscles ... my doctor just shook his head when Sarah told him how much I walked ...  he doesn't have to like it ... just put me back together when I come undone from whatever I have done  ;D ... that is what he gets paid for ... really he is a good guy and looks out for me ... he thinks 2 or 3 miles would have been plenty ... said that plenty of people with no reason to stop them don't walk at all ... heel still sore but not too bad ... I can go barefooted again , something nearly impossible right after the walk ... had to have the cushioning of my shoe under it ... he says it looks good ...

I thought I was going to swim yesterday but just blobbed around in the water ...can't swim with the girls in the pool ...may have to resort to night time swimming ...
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Post by: Kaybo on July 09, 2010, 02:12:34 pm
FINALLY...I did something!  Addi & I went walking the other morning (Wed, I guess) and planned to get out every morning but yesterday it was RAINING cats & dogs and today I had all the kids.  Addi did point out that we also walked up & down the mall looking for my MIL Wednesday afternoon so that should count for Thursday.  Dave hurt his ankle (another ER trip for us! YEA!) and so I have made NUMEROUS trips up & down the stairs (which I am NOT accustomed to!) so I feel like overall, I have been doing something!  Addi & I even ran a TINY bit - hey, I haven't worked out since Thanksgiving so I figured that was a start.  I think that we went about 2 miles in 35 minutes.  We took a cut thru and when we got home & told me MIL where we walked, she said that the cut thru was by Roger Clements house!  I am anxious to go back and get a better look!

That's all...

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on July 09, 2010, 04:42:16 pm
walking in malls count double ... for some reason walking in the mall makes me more tired than walking up and down the road ...

I walked around numerous stored looking for best deal on a fridge to replace the one that croaked over night ... I am counting that as exercise for the day ... got a good deal on a fridge that was smaller than I wanted but made up for it by also getting a 18 cubic foot  upright freezer to replace the one that died about the time I had surgery and we just haven't gotten around to getting another ... same as cash if paid in 90 days which we can do when we sell calves in about a month ...  and both pieces cost only $899 , Frigidaire brand ...alot less than the $2400 dream fridge /freezer I would have like to have gotten ... if we don't pay it off in 90 days payments are only $91 for 12 months so won't break us ...

was going to walk this evening but it is pouring down rain and I was watching steam roll up off the road and I can't stand the humidity when it touches me ... will go in the morning ... got a birthday party for my mom and the twins to put on tomorrow ... don't know who is coming or how much food I will need ... need to walk to get centered for the day ...

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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 09, 2010, 05:15:49 pm
Six month "check up" with my internist today.

Happy to report I've lost 25.5 lbs  ;D

He was as thrilled as I was  ;D

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 09, 2010, 08:02:20 pm
Fabulous. Keep up the good work. Pretty close to your goal now?

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on July 09, 2010, 08:42:36 pm
Way to go Skinny Minny!!

K  ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 10, 2010, 06:39:09 am
Wish I were skinny minny - LONG way to go  :P

25.5 is just a dent - I have at least that much more to go.

The good news though is that I have a chin once again - you can see it in my profile picture - and I can feel my collar bones and hip bones after many years  :D

I can also feel muscles in my upper arms from weight lifting and in my thighs from running.

It's a struggle - as I'm sure most know - but a struggle that's worth engaging in.  I just hope I can keep it up.

Jan
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Post by: Jim Scott on July 10, 2010, 12:48:48 pm
Jan ~

I admire your dedication and determination to get fit and healthy.  I know (mostly from my wife's struggles with weight loss) that it isn't easy but the results are very rewarding, both in appearance as well as a feeling of well-being.  I lost over 30 pounds due to my AN messing up my trigeminal nerve, so with no sense of taste and subsequently, no appetite the needed weight loss was relatively easy.  I jokingly called it 'the AN Diet'.  Following my surgery, even as my appetite quickly returned, I was thrilled to be back at my normal weight and determined not to put the weight back on.  I haven't because I changed my eating habits.  I still eat almost whatever I want - but in moderation, i.e. smaller portions, no desserts, no snacks.  I occasionally indulge in something rich just to keep from feeling deprived, but I don't over-do it.  Fortunately, because my metabolism rate has always been fairly 'high' (I was a skinny kid) this is sufficient because, although I'm active, I don't jog, bike, run, etc.  Never did, even when I was much younger.  Well ,as a kid I rode my Schwinn bicycle hours every day but that was a very long time ago.  So, as one who has dealt with weight loss personally and seen my wife struggle with it (she lost 40 pounds - a lot, for her) I can empathize and certainly applaud your efforts.  I wish you complete success as you work toward your ultimate weight goal.  By the way, the new avatar photo looks good.   

Jim    
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Post by: Lizard on July 10, 2010, 02:26:38 pm
Keep up the good work Jan!  Embrace that lifestyle change and show those pounds who's the boss!
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Post by: msmaggie on July 10, 2010, 03:20:46 pm
We are so very, very proud of your determination and will power. :o :o  You deserve many pats on the back and salutes to chins and hip bones!  Keep it up...you may even inspire this slug to go and so something to make myself feel fit!
Priscilla
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 10, 2010, 08:06:16 pm
Jan, I think you need to give yourself a little more credit than "just a dent." Halfway there is a HUGE accomplishment! I'm sure there are plenty of us (myself included) who have not lost anything in the time that you have kept at it and lost 25 big ones.

So I say again: Fabulous. Keep up the good work!

Sara
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Post by: Soundy on July 11, 2010, 06:17:29 am
way to go ... I need to get rid of about 30 pounds that just won't leave ... but for now I am just happy that I have not gained back the 7 pounds total I lost between the 2 day camps and relay ... so just sitting here on my plateau watching world go by ...but it is better than gaining back ... keep up the good work
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Post by: yardtick on July 11, 2010, 01:40:40 pm
Good for you Jan, and your profile picture looks great!!  What eating plan have you been following?  I have lost about 10 lbs since going off of gabapentin in late winter/early spring and I'd love to loose another 30.  I can't seem to get motivated at the moment because of continuous headaches and facial pain, house work is the only work out I get these days.

Anne Marie
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Post by: texsooner on July 11, 2010, 05:02:57 pm
Way to go Jan....very proud of you. Hope we get to meet up in Chicago after your Jersey shore trip.

I haven't been on here in awhile, but I see many of you are still going strong. We've been doing a lot of long bike rides all throughout this hot summer here in the Houston area (when it hasn't been raining). One week from today, we are doing the Katy Flatlands 100 mile bike ride (west of Houston)....it's sure to be pretty tough and toasty, but I think we're ready for it.

Everybody stay active and be safe.

Patrick
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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 11, 2010, 09:56:48 pm
Thanks to all for the very kind words and the encouragement; very good motivation for me.

Anne Marie -  I'm not really following any eating plan.  Just being sensible about what I eat (less fast food, more fruits and veggies), watching my portions, and exercising.  I've gotten back to running - although I'm still at the point where I'm walking a little bit.  At the fitness center I go to it's 13 laps to a mile, and I generally run two laps for each one that I walk.  I've also been using the weight machines for my arms, riding the recumbent bicycles, and attending water aerobics classes a couple of times a week.  Variety seems to be helping me stay focused on my goals and helping me not lapse into boredom.

Patrick -  haven't had time to respond to your email yet, but I too hope we can get together after my trip.  It would be great to meet you and your wife.

Soundy - keep up the good work  ;D

Jan 
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Post by: Keri on July 13, 2010, 07:36:59 am
good for you, jan!! you really help inspire us.

great to hear about what's up with you, patrick. i've been trying to bike more. i really like it (i like it a lot better than running). i try to bike to the store to do errands. when i need to spend $100 at the store it doens't always work; 2 gallons of milk do not fit into a backpack! i also have mountain bike tires on my bike which probably slows everything down, but that's ok, i don't mind being slow at biking - don't want to fall and whack my head (i do wear a helmet).

i'm in a marathon training group. we do long runs together on saturdays (early morning). if you don't get it done then, it's so hard to fit that into your schedule. later in the day is hard because of the heat. i'm going to be out of town 3 saturdays in a row. i will really need y'all to keep me motivated and keep me running, esp not slacking on some of the long runs. i'll let you know when you can start your yelling, encouragement, or whatever gets me moving! this week i'm in town.

anne marie - always hoping and praying that the pain gets better, subsides.

have a good week!
keri
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Post by: yardtick on July 13, 2010, 07:45:52 pm
Thanks Keri,

I see the neurologist on Thurs, her and I are going to have a little heart to heart ;)  I'm sick and tired of this roller coaster ride.  This week so far hasn't been very good, but it can always be worse.

Anne Marie
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Post by: cindyj on July 16, 2010, 11:08:00 am
Been on vacation and been very bad - no workouts of any kind and ate lots of cookies!  Back to reality and workouts next week, I hope (I will use this thread as my motivation to get back with it!).  Do have a tennis match in the morning during which I'll at least sweat off a calorie or two...so hot down here (but, yes, I like it MUCH better than the cold winters!).

I was actually down in Orange Beach (right by Gulf Shores, AL).  Was very sad to see so few people there...many workers, but no vacationers.  We've been going down there for 25 years and it was very sad to the beautiful white beaches now brown.   Not near as bad as other parts of the Gulf, though.  We still had a great time despite not being able to get in the ocean.

Jan, you have done SO great!  You continue to inspire us here!  Keep it up!

I hear you, Keri...let us know when you need us to yell at you!  (I need to be yelled at right now, I think).  We're still taking a break from our road mileage and trying to just do water cardio - not nearly as effective, but sure feels better than the pavement right now!

Patrick, good to hear you're still going strong on your bike!  I still need to try to ride some, just haven't had the opportunity (no bike).  I also still want to try to ride a horse, but don't have a horse either!

Have a great weekend, all of you!

Cindy
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Post by: texsooner on July 18, 2010, 04:02:43 pm
Finished the bike ride; total of 105 miles with the final 20 in a driving rainstorm in Katy, TX. Most of the first 85 miles was in >100 degreee heat index. Proud to have done it and made it safely. 

Off in a couple of days to a vacation in Chicago. Jan heard I was coming and skipped town. Just kidding. We're going to try to get together when she gets back from her Jersey vacation.

Everybody keep active and safe.

Patrick
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Post by: Kaybo on July 18, 2010, 07:01:37 pm
Patrick~
I was in Katy yesterday (went water skiing) and saw MANY cyclist - thought of you!!  Way to GO!!

K   ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 18, 2010, 07:29:24 pm
I've actually heard of Katy, TX.  I think my mother's step-father was from there.

Actually I did skip town - and am planning a nice relaxing week with no phone calls or email from work.

Hoping to meet up with Anna Maria, Lori, and perhaps Wendy and/or Debbi. 

Walked a few miles last evening, and am hoping to get in some early morning running or walking and might be adventurous enough to try boogie boarding once we get to the beach. 

We'll see.

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on July 18, 2010, 07:51:01 pm
So, I didn't really get to finish a while ago...

I actually went waterskiing yesterday!  That is one of the things that I have wanted to try since my surgery/stroke.  I actually "wake boarded" (something that wasn't even really around before my surgery - I just skiied) and got up on the 1st try!!  Snaps for me!!  I was very proud of myself!   ;D  It is basically like a snowboard - you have both feet in "boots" and start with the board kind of perpindular to the water and then after you get up, you rotate where your legs are one behind the other (if that makes sense  ???)  I am not near as sore today as I thought that I would be - I could actually get out of bed! - but I will need to do something tomorrow so I am not so sore.

So, that better count as MAJOR exercise...along with proving to myself that I can still do something else that I could do before surgery - even if it took me a while!!  I really didn't have the opportunity until now, but also is something that I absolutely wouldn't have been able to do for many years!!

K   ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 19, 2010, 06:17:02 am
Water skiing, Kay?   :D

Awesome!!!  I've never water skiied in my life, although it looks like a lot of fun.

Congrats!

Jan
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Post by: Keri on July 21, 2010, 07:52:24 am
Kay,
that's great! sounds like fun. i'm so glad you got to do ski/waterboard.. whoops i guess that's the wrong term!

jan - when do you and lori and others? meet up? is it this weekend? have a great time. i met lori a couple of weeks ago (and her family). it was so nice to meet them and spend some time with them. i'd like to post some pictures.

last week as part of my marathon training program, we had a long 18 mile point to point run. it was sooo hot and humid. we started in maryland, ran down rock creek (which, if you're ever in the DC area on the weekend is a lovely trail/street they close off that winds by the zoo and down near the Mall), and then from the kennedy center.. past lincoln memorial... washington memorial.. till we metro'd back. i had gatorade with me. i stopped at the zoo and was going to beg someone for ice, but the shops weren't open. my dollar bills were so wet with humidity that they wouldn't work in the machine ( just needed some cold water so badly). finally someone gave me change and that worked and i got a $3 bottle of cold water (pricey but worth it).  so i ran down to the mall. by then my water was warm and i was dumping it over my head. i went in a gift shop and bought me an ice cold dr. pepper.  that was the greatest!  so, here i was running along the mall, gatorade in my belt, water in one hand (occassionally dumping on head), plastic cup with cherished but melting ice and dr. pepper in other hand, trying to run. and they say tourists look stupid!  i was glad when i was done with that run!

okay, my goal today is to get out the door for a run while it is still called 'morning.'

cindy - glad you're back!!

keri


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Post by: Soundy on July 21, 2010, 02:42:15 pm
Keri , that is when someone needs to be standing by with a camera to get good shots of you  :D

I took the girls to Point Mallard Water Park yesterday ... not sure yet if it was a good idea but had fun

bounced around in the wave pool and got wonkey headed from it ... but it passed ...waves getting 8-10 feet higher than water level when waves were off ...sat in my tube and let it just take me and said some prayers that I would be able to find up if I fell out so I didn't drown ... then we walked down to other end of park and slid down the big water slides ... started with the tame one and worked up to the wild one ... that last one like to have got me ... I spun around in circles a couple times before hitting pool at the bottom and couldn't stand without holding edge of the pool which was only about waist deep ... and it was so much fun that when the world stopped spinning I climbed to the top of the hill and slid down again ... I am a slow learner ...

waited til afternoon and got there about 3:40 when sun is sinking enough that I didn't get over exposed and we stayed til it closed at 8:00... so far no lupus rash beginning but it still could ...sometimes I just have to do things that I am advised against or in case of my husband he forbids ...not that I listen to him  :D... the walking and swimming gave me a workout ... the climbing the hill to slide about did me in ... steep and no railing to hold so I poked along and let people pass as they came up behind me ...also had a couple friends along with their kids and one of them could have drove had I been incapacitated ... lucky just sore and really tired ... 45 minute ride home seemed like a couple hours ...can't believe that I have lived this close for 33 years and never went before
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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 23, 2010, 10:21:44 pm
Well, I've fallen off the diet wagon a little bit recently, but what the heck, I'm on vacation.

Still doing well with the exercise though.  Got up early a few days in a row to run and walk on the boardwalk and spent some time in the ocean fighting the waves.

Never did get to meet up with Lori - unfortunately her girls have been sick - but did get to meet Anna Maria and her husband for dinner in Red Bank and Wendy today at the Sea Girt beach.

Looking forward to meeting Patrick and his wife on Monday back in Chicago.

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on July 24, 2010, 09:48:15 am
When I get in the pool, I have been doing lots ofdifferent leg lifts & I have to think running up & down the stairs (which I am definitely not use to) is helping some too!

K  ;D
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Post by: Soundy on July 25, 2010, 05:20:10 pm
didn't sleep good and got up researching with no luck and walked out on the porch at about 7:30 ...

walked back to bedroom and fell in bed and watch TV ...gave thumb a workout on remote ...

walked back and forth to kitchen a time or to to put stuff in my face ...
2 oreos cause they were there , a plate of last nights Chinese leftovers , water , kool-aid , toast .....

walked from bedroom to living room once early on and sat in recliner talking to son for a minute or two and also made a couple trips to the little girls room ...

I am a slug today ...head feels heavy , legs feel heavy , nauseated , just blah ... I guess for a slug I was very active    ;D

tomorrow I am going to get up and start over ... maybe at a snails pace ... they are a little faster than slugs 
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Post by: cindyj on August 05, 2010, 09:16:46 am
How's it going out there on the exercise circuits?  It's HOT, but I hope everyone's still plugging away with some sort of activity that is not on the couch :)

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on August 05, 2010, 12:13:29 pm
I've gotten back on track this week. My son has swim lessons this week and next so we are already at the Y and I have an hour to work out. My 14-year-old daughter has been going with me because she wants to stay conditioned in the off-season for basketball. She is being trained on the weight machines Monday so I will have two hours to work out that day.

Sara
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Post by: Lizard on August 05, 2010, 01:02:21 pm
I'm proud to report that I am still doing kickboxing...quite clumsily I may add, but it has helped my balance, pain threshold and my state of mind.  I'm happy to report that I have lost a pants size and working for 2 more!!!  I try to work out 4 times a week, this one will be 3 because my head was a mess on Monday and this weekend is my husbands birthday and we have all sorts of events planned.  It is supposed to be perfect weather in CT so I'm very excited to spend some time outside.  I will be swimming and of course walking the dogs (3 this weekend because we have a house guest) so I guess I'll be getting some physical activity in anyway.

I love my workouts, they keep me sane.
Keep it up,
Liz
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Post by: lori67 on August 05, 2010, 03:15:29 pm
My workouts consist of trying to breathe in this awful humidity along with swatting the swarms of mosquitoes.  Trust me, both of these things are quite a workout!  If I don't die of heat stroke or malaria, I may sweat off a few pounds by the end of the summer.

Cindy, I'm not on the couch - that should count for something!  Since the kids have been out of school, I'm not sure I've actually sat down! 

Stay cool everyone!  Liz, enjoy the great weather you're having up there.  I'm jealous!  I love hot weather, but enough is enough! :P
Lori
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Post by: Lizard on August 05, 2010, 09:21:03 pm
Lori,
Totally agree, its been pretty humid here this summer, but its really nice to get a break from it.  Good luck with the mosquitoes.
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Post by: leapyrtwins on August 06, 2010, 12:28:29 am
Am in Seattle, where it's blessedly cool and sunny  ;D  Chicago is still hot, humid, and rainy at times - in other words, kind of creepy weather-wise.

Been walking tons - and lots of the streets are on an incline; great for the legs.

Hope to rent a bike or a kayak sometime this week.  Will be working long hours starting tomorrow, but getting outside and exercising will definitely help with the stress  ;D

Jan
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Post by: Jeanlea on August 06, 2010, 06:54:39 pm
Since February 1 I've exercised 186 out oF 188 days.  My exercise options have been running, walking at least 3 miles at a brisk pace, bicycling, or yoga.  Running in this heat and humidity has been a challenge.  I've even managed to lose 10 pounds so far.  Only another 15 to go.  Everyone else here helps keep me motivated.  Also, being in an exercise challenge with friends onlne helps.

Jean
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Post by: saralynn143 on August 06, 2010, 08:20:34 pm
Since February 1 I've exercised 186 out oF 188 days. 

Now that is impressive. Excellent work, Jeanlea.

Sara
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Post by: Lizard on August 06, 2010, 09:49:20 pm
Since February 1 I've exercised 186 out oF 188 days.  My exercise options have been running, walking at least 3 miles at a brisk pace, bicycling, or yoga.  Running in this heat and humidity has been a challenge.  I've even managed to lose 10 pounds so far.  Only another 15 to go.  Everyone else here helps keep me motivated.  Also, being in an exercise challenge with friends onlne helps.

Jean

Yes quite impressive and you motivate me as well...keep up the good work!
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Post by: lori67 on August 07, 2010, 06:35:36 am
Jean, you slacker!  What happened to those other 2 days?   :D

Just kidding - that is a record to be proud of.  Mine is the opposite of yours - I think I've worked out 2 of the last 188 days..... :-[

Lori
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Post by: Kaybo on August 07, 2010, 07:33:15 am
I'm with Lori...

I did visit the new facilities I COULD be using when we get our new house!  Does that count?

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on August 13, 2010, 07:03:31 am
been just walking ... gonna start up walking in gym in the morning once the new wears off the new school year ...

I thought my pants spontaneously expanded but when I weighed in on the Wii after about a 3 week period of ignoring it and I learned that I have lost 13 pounds ...I think it is from the heat ...even walking in dawns early light is uncomfortable lately ... today is the coolest it has been in a long time ...was only 75 when I got up ... couple of days ago it was 85 at 6:00 ... we are getting a little relief from the heat wave
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Post by: leapyrtwins on August 13, 2010, 08:53:38 am
Jeanlea, you are AMAZING!!!

Well I'd like to lie and say I'm as dedicated as Jeanlea, but I don't like to be dishonest.

Had some days of too much food in Seattle - my employer provides us with breakfast and lunch, and then they pay for dinner.  I did a lot of walking around the city in my "off hours" but never even took my workout clothes out of the dresser drawer in my hotel room.  Although I took them out of my suitcase and placed them into the drawer, I don't think that counts  ;)

Arrived home last night about 9 pm and am working on getting back to my normal routine.  The time change is throwing me off and I slept a little too late this morning.  But after work today I hope to get back to my fitness center and back to exercising - if nothing else, at least my workout clothes are clean so that's one less excuse to keep me at home ;D

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on August 13, 2010, 10:09:35 am
OMGoodness!  I have been in the 7th Level of HELL for the last week. I was a counselor at Camp Bandina (near San Antonio) where it was 100+ every day. I think that my almost year of not much exercise was remedied in one week!  I canoed, tried archery (didn't work out so well with all my issues & balance - HUGE bruise on my forearm), & walking 1/2 mile each way twice/day down to the river - UP on way back!  Everything was SO spread out - I walked so much!  Oh also I carried an 11 year old girl on my back two times!  At least I am getting back n shape!  I think I sweated off a few pounds but ate so much I didn't lose as much as you might think!

K
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Post by: msmaggie on August 13, 2010, 11:59:48 am
Kaybo,
I have learned from experience that camp food is kid food...all carbs!  You surely must have sweated off whatever you might have gained.  I get all sweaty just from watering my plants and grass every day in this heat. Can't wait for October!

Priscilla
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Post by: leapyrtwins on August 13, 2010, 05:30:41 pm
Hate to laugh, Kaybo.

But I love your description of the "7th level of hell".

Hope things improve soon  ;D

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on August 13, 2010, 06:20:49 pm
I have to admit that I borrowed from another guy working camp - he was teaching "Nature" & was out in the barren fields for archery. It was BAD!  Of course, we had to walk out there!  We had a LOT trouble with wasps - was that a plague in the Bible?

Here's another funny:
One night one of my campers said, "some people say that Catholics came before humans...". I think she was going for the chicken & the egg analogy...I laughed so hard!

K ;D
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Post by: Soundy on August 16, 2010, 10:16:00 am
Gotta giggle at camp description too ...been there done that at resident camp where nothing is close to anything else and you walk and walk and walk ...I guess Day Camp was the 4th Level of Hell .. not quite as bad as regular camp ... I lost some weight at Day Camp .. always do ...then I gain it back when I come home and sit for a week recovering

I can't get into the swing of things and get my walking routine  back on track ... been achy all over from just doing what I have to do outside and been trying to hide from the heat wave we are in the middle of ... lupus sun reaction makes my joints ache and I get a rash that is not like any normal rash ... just hard lumpy bumpies that you can't see but if you run your hand across my arm you feel the lumps just under skin ...and it itches like all get out ...

we had a downpour yesterday without lightening ... I walked the perimeter of the hay field three times and got soaking wet .... don't know the distance around the edge of the field , but hay field is almost square and is 22 acres ... it rained a little over 3 inches and felt so good and cool ... it was 100 before rain started and 93 when it finished ... sun came out and fells like temp went up to 107 

I had to come in when Bo yelled at me when I passed by the house that the across the road neighbor had called him to tell him that I seemed to be walking in circles and seemed a bit confused ;D ... kinda nice to have neighbors that watch out for me but kinda irritating too ... but I was getting tired and wobblier so I guess it was time to come in anyway

I was having a good time ... it was cool , had my walking stick as I was wobbly and on uneven ground at times , and I was talking to myself (  :o ) without the constant background noise of my girls , plus  19 month old grandbaby and 30 year old son who were watching movies all day and telling me what they were out of ... chips , cookies , drinks , popcorn etc ... I swear at times I can't hear myself think and it was nice to be alone with my thoughts ...
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Post by: msmaggie on August 19, 2010, 05:06:31 pm
That's one of the best things about walking/running (besides the obvious exercise), isn't it?  That time alone to think, pray, ponder, listen to audiobooks, whatever.  It is great ME time!
Priscilla

and I listen to the audiobooks when I 'm sweeping, mopping. doing laundry, too.  great way to take the drudge out of housework :)
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Post by: Soundy on August 24, 2010, 10:53:24 am
when my ex and I owned a tree surgery business I would wear a set of ear protector headphones that looked like big bug eyes on side of my head (mainly because I drew big eyes on them  :D ) and had a Walkman cassette player headset under them ...usually playing the soundtrack to  Foot Loose ...what can I say , it is a good work track ... I could work all day running chainsaws , the stump grinder or brush chipper and be alone in a crowd of people ... I talked to myself and solved problems in my head ... everyone thought it was dangerous and that I should be solely into the work I was doing , but in 15 years of doing this kind of work I never cut myself with a chain saw or ran self through the grinder .... 2 chain saw cuts for the ex and him with no music or voices in his head ...

my brain seems to be wired to work with distraction ...I can watch TV and read a book at same time and follow both ... I do better with sound around me ...always have ... now it seems doubly important .... the rain walk the other day was nice ... both as a break from the heat wave we have been having and the alone factor ..



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Post by: saralynn143 on August 24, 2010, 11:44:29 am
Back to the gym (finally!) for 45 minutes on the treadmill plus 30 minute weight workout, both upper and lower.

Sara
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Post by: Lizard on August 24, 2010, 12:27:09 pm
Back to the gym (finally!) for 45 minutes on the treadmill plus 30 minute weight workout, both upper and lower.

Sara

Sara,
I'm so happy for you, i know how important exercise is to me so I can imagine you are feeling the same way.  Enjoy those workouts!
Liz
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Post by: leapyrtwins on August 24, 2010, 03:24:57 pm
I finally got there myself yesterday.  Been slacking off since my NJ vacation and my business trip to Seattle.

Kids started school (high school - YIKES!!!  :o ) yesterday and I have a nice little window between when I have to pick my daughter up from school and my son up from football practice.  Thought I'd start to take advantage of that  ;D

Actually ran a full mile for the first time since I started running again.  Up until yesterday, I was still walking a few laps and running a few laps.

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on August 24, 2010, 04:57:50 pm
I hit the treadmill a little too hard today and have shin splints to show for it. Ouch. Looks like it's time for a new pair of shoes.

Jan, my middle daughter started high school this year too. She took summer classes and played with the basketball team in a summer league so she has actually been getting acclimated since June. She's really thriving there. My son is happy to be the only one in middle school. He just turned thirteen, so we have two teenagers in the house now. Their schools are only a couple of blocks apart and half a mile from the YMCA where I work out, so I go immediately after dropping them off. Otherwise I don't seem to be able to get there.

Sara
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Post by: Jill Marie on August 24, 2010, 08:45:42 pm
I've been forced out of exercise retirement!  I've been hit hard by a couple of really bad colds this summer that just zapped my energy.  Finally got to feeling better then my Hubby decided that we should bike the Hiawatha Trail on our vacation so I figured I best change from walking to riding.  The Hiawatha Trail is 15 miles one way and he wants to do it both ways.  It's built on an old railroad track.  I started walking the dogs every evening for about 45 minutes but decided tonight to walk them half the time then head out on the bike.  Got about 20 minutes out and got a flat, 40 minute walk home.  Tired but should be in better shaped.  Walking muscles and biking muscles aren't the same so I best get back on the bike and ride, tomorrow, of course.  Jill
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Post by: cindyj on August 25, 2010, 08:51:34 am
Still been doing our "pool aerobics" fairly regularly and supplementing with a mile or two jog/walks.  Pool closes Labor Day, so we don't have many more days of that left.  Was so nice, will really miss it! Tennis season starts next week, though, so looking forward to that.

Brad & I continue to take dance lessons - suppose we're burning a couple of calories that way?  We have not improved much (if at all), but still having a great time doing it!  As soon as I can get one of those beautiful outfits like they wear on So You Think You Can Dance, I know my dancing will improve dramatically :D

Jill, that Hiawatha Trail sounds great!  Hope you have no more flat tires!  When are you guys doing that?

Keep up your exercise of choice, all!  Holidays and all the calories that go with them will be here before we know it!

Cindy

(Sara and Jan, sent my second (and last one) to his first year of college last week...very strange...have a bit of a whole in my chest...)
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Post by: Soundy on August 25, 2010, 12:43:54 pm
my lovely 11 year old reminded me that today her oldest brother was turning 32  :o ... then said to me Boy you are getting old Mom  >:( ... I thought about dropping her off along the road and letting her walk the rest of the way to school but it was foggy and she didn't have her  tail lights with her
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Post by: Jeanlea on August 25, 2010, 04:35:33 pm
Good to hear about everyone's exercises.  Now that the weather is cooler it's easier to get out there.  After reading this I may be motivated to run tonight, but I really do love the biking. I have a 8 mile route that I do now.  Gotta do that before the snow flies.  Although my daughter gives me grief about not running.  She's became a runner this past year.  After finishing college last May she accepted a teaching position for this school year, but will live at home for a year to save up money for a house of her own.  Brought our son back to Michigan State for his junior year and our baby boy will be a senior in high school.  I was feeling old until I saw Soundy's comment.  :-)

Jean

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Post by: Kaybo on August 25, 2010, 07:02:29 pm
I just keep gaining & gaining but...

Addi made the volleyball team!  I am so proud of her - I had my doubts since she hasn't played much and I found out that there were 84 girls trying out for 24 spots!!  It makes our days a little more crazy but it is worth it - seeing her face and hearing the excitement in her voice!

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on August 25, 2010, 07:07:18 pm
That's fabulous Kay -- and surely a great way to jump in and meet new friends at a new school.

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on August 25, 2010, 07:28:20 pm
I thought that was a good way to meet people too - for her AND me!

K   ;D
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Post by: Jeanlea on August 25, 2010, 08:04:42 pm
Kay,

Congrats to Addi for making the volleyball team.  It will fun for both of you. 

Jean
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Post by: pjb on August 26, 2010, 08:31:01 am
my lovely 11 year old reminded me that today her oldest brother was turning 32  :o ... then said to me Boy you are getting old Mom  >:( ... I thought about dropping her off along the road and letting her walk the rest of the way to school but it was foggy and she didn't have her  tail lights with her

Loved it thank you for the laugh today I needed that..... Make sure now you have the tail lights always in the trunk !
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Post by: Jill Marie on August 27, 2010, 09:27:02 pm
Glad to see the thread still going strong!  

Sara - Wish I could make myself go to the gym, really need to do the upper body weights too, just can't seem to make myself do it when it's so nice out and the dogs look so sad if I don't walk them

Jan - Was so surprised to read about the kids being in school, still want it to be Summer, have lots of summer things on my to do list

Jean - I agree that reading this and of course having someone in the family that keeps a regular work out schedule really gets you going

Kay - Isn't it written somewhere that if your child exercises, you get some benefit from that as the child came from you therefore is a part of you and that means some part of you exercised, so encourage her to continue the volleyball

Cindy - I didn't like reading that the pool is about to close as it's another reminder that Summer is almost gone.  Please keep dancing whether you get that beautiful dress or not and whether you are good at it or not because when you mention your dancing I imagine you dancing and having a great time.  

I rode my bike again and got another flat, my husband fixed it, I threatened to leave it on the bike trail if it happened again. I'm now riding a different bike. The night after the 2nd flat we had a windstorm that made it impossible for me to ride, to much dust in the air.  Tonight I came home, dried a load of clothes while making a dinner that would keep while I rode my bike.  Headed out and ran into my husband riding home from work, we rode a bit longer then headed for home, without a flat, yea!  We will be riding the Hiawatha Trail around Sept. 20th.  We will be on vacation so it depends on the weather, we're really hoping it doesn't rain as we would like to do some hiking as well.  As I mentioned before the Trail was built on an old railroad track.  Last year over 33,000 mountain bikers rode the trail.  The trail goes through several tunnels and over 3 trestles, one tunnel is 1.7 miles long.  The rail was built in 1906 and in 1910 there was a fire that destroyed the trestles and burned thousands of acres of forest. They rebuilt the trestles and the railroad ran until the late 70's. This year was the 100th anniversary of the fire, they wrote several articles in the local paper.  They told us how the engineers rode the rails to find people stranded by the fires and how they drove the trains over burning trestles so the could stop the trains in the tunnels to wait out the fires.   The fire is stilled called the biggest fire in the entire US. I will take my camera and hopefully figure out how to post a picture or two of the trail.  Jill

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Post by: Soundy on August 28, 2010, 08:15:20 am
I think I am going to steal one of the girls bikes ...

used to have a mountain bike with 10,000 gears and loved it ... when got to point couldn't ride it I sold it ... the girls bikes are new but they wanted old reproductions of the old one speed Huffy's and my legs get tired pretty quick ... and I have to stick on training wheel on one to ride and not fall ... can balance on wheels but tip to right occasionally ...

there is a walking /horse trail on old railroad bed that starts down in Athens Alabama and runs north up into out county ...I would love to ride it but they closed it to bike traffic except for several  times a year when it open to bikes only , because bike riders were scaring horses and almost running over people ... sad that a few discourteous riders ruined it for all bikers ...  and the bike days are crazy and dangerous when the crazy riders come out and make it non enjoyable to others  >:(
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Post by: Soundy on August 30, 2010, 09:14:53 pm
gotta get pain in legs and feet under control ...didn't make it to mail box before turning around ... that was a grand total of about 400 feet walking ...there's tomorrow right
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Post by: msmaggie on September 01, 2010, 06:36:35 pm
Kaybo,
If you need help with kids' schedules , you know you can call on me!  I am REALLY proud of Ms. Addie.  How are all of you doing now that school has started?
Priscilla
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Post by: saralynn143 on September 01, 2010, 07:14:36 pm
I went to the gym this morning even though I did not want to. I did not have a lot of time, so did 25 minutes on an elliptical training and upper body weghts. My goal is to either go to the gym or do Wii Fit every day in September.

My eldest daughter and I are starting South Beach Monday. We would each like to drop about 10 pounds and I think between tightening up my diet and being more consistent with exercise that is a goal I can accomplish.

Elbee started basketball conditioning this week. Four days a week of weights and conditioning after school. If she can keep it up, so can I.

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on September 01, 2010, 08:33:41 pm
Hey Ms Priscilla!  Did you not get my phone message - I left it on what I thought was your machine at home!!   ;D ??? ???

Days are L-O-N-G - I leave at 7 every morning and hang out over there all day - I got home tonight at almost 9 with Chic-fil-A in hand!! I try to go to different stores to go to the bathroom so that I am not on the same security tapes all the time as "the homeless woman using the facilities!"  ;)

House almost finished!  I'll try to call you tomorrow or you can giv me a ding!

K   ;D
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Post by: msmaggie on September 02, 2010, 09:29:08 am
Kaybo,
I am back, but still dragging from all the activity.  The camping trip was a once in a lifetime experience, meaning that I loved every minute of it but probably won't sign up to do it again! :D  I am so-o-o-o enjoying flush toilets and hot showers since we left the ranch. I will send you the link to my album in a PM.  I am proud of myself for stepping outside my comfort zone and doing something that I was so not suited for!. I rode a horse a minimum of 4 hours a day, sometimes as much as 8......and I don't know how to ride. :)  Making a treasured friend happy in the process was the real bonus.  This was her dream trip, and it was definitely worth all the saddle sores to be with her.
I am trying to talk myself into getting back on the treadmill, but I may put it off just one more day.
Let me know if you need someone to hang out with during the day!  I have a few things on my agenda, but not a lot right now.

Cowgirl Priscilla
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Post by: saralynn143 on September 02, 2010, 10:21:10 am
Lower body weights today plus 30 minutes on recumbent bike.

Sara
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Post by: saralynn143 on September 03, 2010, 12:57:19 pm
30 minutes on the recumbent bike plus upper body, abs and back weights.

Three for three in September, need to keep it going over the birthday/holiday weekend. Also starting South Beach with my husband and eldest daughter on Monday.

I'm planning on lean and toned by the holidays.

Sara

P.S. All those user meeting sticky notices are dropping topics off the first page awfully quick. I hope lots of people are able to attend.
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Post by: leapyrtwins on September 03, 2010, 01:01:59 pm
Am working out religiously myself these days - one of the upsides of not having a job - just got back from the gym.  I've also been eating less (probably depression - will keep an eye on that).

Running, biking, and weight lifting definitely help with the stress and I'm hopeful I'll be able to drop the rest of the weight I need to drop.

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on September 03, 2010, 01:24:39 pm
I've also been eating less (probably depression - will keep an eye on that).

Please do keep an eye on that. My MIL has lost 70 pounds since my FIL died in 2008. Not that she didn't need to, but it has not been a healthy way to lose. At least now if she falls under my watch (which did happen once on her front porch in the middle of winter), I should be able to help her get back up.

But I digress. We want you fit and HAPPY, Jan, not thin but depressed. And, by the way, I think you are looking really good in your recent pics.

Sara
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Post by: leapyrtwins on September 04, 2010, 06:43:02 pm
Thanks for the kind words, Sara.

I AM happy - in some ways happier than I've been in a very long time.

The job loss is the only dark thing on my horizon.  It threw me for a loop - haven't been unemployed for 36 years and being with the same employer for 25 of those years didn't lessen the blow. 

Most days I'm good, but on occasion the stress gets to me and I wonder about my future.  But that said, I've been through hard times before - hell, I had brain surgery - and managed to land on my feet.  I'm strong and I need to remember that. 

I think what I'm going through is perfectly normal, but it's kind of like my AN Journey; I need to be aware that depression may become an issue and I need to recognize it if it does - and then do something about it.

I appreciate the vote of confidence,

Jan
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Post by: cindyj on September 05, 2010, 05:42:23 pm
Jan, didn't know you were out of work?  Sorry to hear that - best of luck to you on your search for something else.  Perhaps it will end up being better than the one you had!

Priscilla, I have been wanting to ride a horse for years...glad to know you did well on one.  That is on my very long To-Do List for this Fall. 

Have been in NY since Wed, so no official excercising since then, but we certainly walked many miles while up there.  Plan to get back on the path on Tue.

Keep it up, everyone!

Cindy
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Post by: msmaggie on September 05, 2010, 07:35:49 pm
Thanks Cindy!  It was meant to be a chance to do something a little out of my comfort zone, and I can tell you it was definitely a success in that regard. :D  I think, with enough practice, I could be an adequate rider, but never an instinctive or natural rider. I did use a lot of muscles that don't get exercised very often!

Now I need to get back into my routine and get back on the treadmill.

Priscilla
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Post by: saralynn143 on September 15, 2010, 01:19:58 pm
The gym teacher at my son's school is assembling a group for a 12-week Body for Life challenge starting the first week in October and running through Christmas. There were nearly 50 people at her informational meeting, but I doubt if that many people follow through. My 22-year-old daughter and I are participating.

It's both a nutrition and exercise regimen and I am in need of a shake-up in my routine. If anyone is interested, there is lots of information (including a forum) at www.bodyforlife.com. If I have as amazing a transformation as they show on the website, I'll post my pics here. (Don't hold your breath.)

Sara

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on September 15, 2010, 02:02:55 pm
Saralynn -

Body for Life is an amazing program.  I purchased the book years ago, but never followed through on the nutrition and exercise regimen - which kind of defeated the entire purpose of purchasing the book  ::)

I've often wished I had followed through - instead of just donating the book to my local library.

Good luck to you and your daughter.  I think if you are partners in this it will help a lot.

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on September 15, 2010, 05:45:01 pm
It's absolutely easier to stay motivated when you have buddies. One of the reasons I am struggling now is that the group I used to hang out with at the Y has broken up and gone their separate ways. We used to get together every weekday at 8:00 rain or shine. Now one is living in the UAE, one moved to Washington state, and two get up at the crack of dawn to go running. It's just not as much fun to go in and lift by myself. Some of us still get together once in a while for coffee, but it's not the same.

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on September 15, 2010, 09:25:20 pm
BFL is a great program. Dave did it for a good while once...I just cooked and ate the food. I have the cookbook & we still make some of the recipes because we like them so much!

K  ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: cindyj on September 16, 2010, 07:08:32 am
It's absolutely easier to stay motivated when you have buddies. One of the reasons I am struggling now is that the group I used to hang out with at the Y has broken up and gone their separate ways. We used to get together every weekday at 8:00 rain or shine. Now one is living in the UAE, one moved to Washington state, and two get up at the crack of dawn to go running. It's just not as much fun to go in and lift by myself. Some of us still get together once in a while for coffee, but it's not the same.

Sara

Agree wholeheartedly!  No way could I do the long training miles without my three buddies!  Knowing they are on the trail waiting for me is often the only thing that gets me out there.  I feel very fortunate to have them.  It's tough to get a group who can be on the same schedule.  Glad you're going to be able to do the BFL program with your daughter (and group).  Will be anxious to hear how it goes for you guys.

I'm doing a 10K on Sat...should be awesome weather, so actually looking forward to it 8)

cindy
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on September 16, 2010, 10:52:55 am
the school has started a new program that is sponsored by the NFL ... will have to get the name later ...it is to try to get kids moving at least 60 minutes a day every day ... we already have walking works at our school sponsored by BCBS and every child walks at least a mile each week rain or shine ... we have an assistant that walks them in a study hall period by class each week ...

this new program has them playing as teams against each other in various sports with a day of play offs each 6 week grading period where every class plays at some point in the day and play offs last period ... last Friday it was out first tourney day and they played flag football and every student played ... next day it is going to be dodge ball ... other planned days for year are basketball , kickball and softball ... one study hall each week teams will have practice and also practice during their gym time each week ... each class only has a gym once a week ... this will give them the equivalent of 2 days of gym a week ...

several of us are participating by helping at practices and on tourney days ... this will add a little extra to my routine which with dad in hospital has kinda falling apart but still trying ...been moving alot but not in any orderly fashion ...need to get back on some sort of schedule ...have lost 3 pounds in last month which is better than the 2 pound gain I had on previous weigh in
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on September 24, 2010, 01:14:06 pm
hi!
i haven't been on the forum in a couple of months. had a crazy busy summer, then returned home and have been trying to get caught up with everything ever since.
am still running - i have a marathon in 3 weeks and 1 day (YIKES!) i've been pretty good about keeping up with my long runs. missed a few over the summer. we work up to a 20 miler which needs to be tomorrow. however, my daughter and hubby have to go somewhere, and i don't have childcare for my autistic daughter so i will need to be held accountable to get the run in, if not tomorrow, then by monday. sunday's are out.

i'm so glad to hear y'all are still at it! or if you quit for a while you got back to it, or at least you're trying to get back to it!

i enjoyed reading what all of you are up to.

jan - i am sorry about your job too, but glad you're mostly doing alright and seeing the upside.

cindy - how was the 10k?

i hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Post by: Soundy on September 24, 2010, 07:36:42 pm
have Giles County Heart Walk tomorrow ... with all the stuff going on with my dad I forgot I was signed up ...doublt I will make the 5K but going to do what I can ...having been working up to it either physically or mentally ... the girls are walking with me ... may have to make them carry me if I get too tired ...wish us luck
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on September 24, 2010, 09:27:12 pm
soundy - good for you! hope it goes well. take it slow - i think you  and the girls will do great!

keri
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Post by: Soundy on September 25, 2010, 05:45:36 am
getting ready to leave out ... need to check in from 7-7:30 and walk begins at 8:00 ... it is drizzling but sat in truck listening to local radio and no announcement of postponement ... so going ... they have a $500 fitness trail to give to the school with most attendance and girls are positive we will win it ... we are the 7th  school in size out of 8 schools in the county ... we are a small but spirited bunch at Minor Hill  ... gonna raid my change jar as a donation ...probably about $100 in it ... feel bad I forgot about it and didn't collect anything ... too much going on ... gonna walk for my dad since he just survived several small heart procedures and the long heart valve replacement ...heading out umbrella in hand
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Post by: texsooner on September 25, 2010, 10:14:21 am
Keri, great to hear from you....we've missed you. Make sure and get that long run in this weekend. I admire your ability to run all those marathons. I've run several half marathons, but making the leap for the first time to a full marathon as I've registered for the Houston marathon that runs in January. Just started training and was going to ask you for some pointers....I'll send you a PM. Ran 11 miles this morning...it's still hot/humid here in Houston...can't wait for the cooler air to come in.

Patrick
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Post by: Soundy on September 26, 2010, 09:22:13 am
me and the girls did the 5K Heart Walk yesterday ...in the rain and I'm not dried out yet .... wasn't sure I was mentally or physically prepared but finished easily ...

out of 230 starters only 104 did full walk and the rest cut across the big cemetery between a road we were on and the rec center and did half walk ... at half point I said I can do the whole thing and did ... 38th out of the 104 that did the whole thing ...would have been further back if not for the rain that slowed everyone down ... took me 54 minutes ...I walk alot walk faster in the nice flat school gym at a rate of about 13 MPM (minutes per mile ) ...hills and rain and fear of falling slowed me down ... so felt good about that time ......

main goal was to not quit at half and not to fall over ...accomplished both ... did take half a hydrocodone at half mark because hip was screaming stop and had to shut it up ... kicked in about the time I got back to the Start /Finish line ...

got to meditating and thinking of people here that are in a place of need ... Captain Deb and Jim and my dad were the top of my list and a general thought for everyone ...helped me go on even when my hip said stop ...

will post pictures when I get them uploaded to photo bucket ... maybe even one where I look totally wiped out even though I was OK ... it is just the way I look
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Post by: Keri on September 26, 2010, 10:00:55 pm
Good for you, Soundy! And I think it was neat that you were thinking of others who have health challenges - kind of makes the whole fund raising for a cause / race makes sense.

Cindy - how was your 10k?

Patrick - good to be back! i did get my long run in. it was so good to get it over with. now i'm in taper mode where i can ease off before the marathon in 3 weeks. i'm excited that you signed up for houston! i might sign up for a bike thing! i love biking, but like my running, i just bike slowly (for one thing, i have mountain biking tires on my bike and my husband thinks i'm crazy for riding on the regular road with those tires). i'd be happy to share advice about marathons. let's see if i survive my next!

Jan had a birthday! but that's another thread...

It's great hearing from the rest of you. keep it up, or if you need to, get started again! wow, at least the weather (up here anyway) is getting cooler.

Have a great week! Check in soon. And I'll try to be better about that too. I can't believe I had been off the forum for so long.

Keri
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Post by: cindyj on September 27, 2010, 02:17:41 pm
 
Cindy - how was your 10k?


Keri


It went really well, thanks!  Beautiful day and a great cause!  My friends & I have really only been doing about three miles lately, so were a bit nervous about the six.  However, we did ok.  We're supposed to start training for the next 1/2 marathon in a few weeks...my knee, hip and back are not so pleased, but, oh well...

Glad you did your long run!  I'm impressed that you can do it alone, I don't have the discipline to do the long miles (or even the short ones) by myself.  Need someone encouraging (ok, dragging) me along ;)  Though I never want to go out to do the miles, I never am sorry that I did them - always feel very good about it!

Hope everyone is starting their week off in a good way!

Cindy
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Keri on September 27, 2010, 02:39:32 pm
Cindy - great about the 10K!

i do have a training group i join for marathon training. you're right; it's too difficult to do every saturday morning crack of dawn runs (when you're not a morning person) that last a few hours on your own. the rest of the week i run on my own and it's SO hard for me to get motivated to get out the door for even a short run. in fact, i'm procrastinating even as i type!
but there are times when i do the long runs on my own. i never feel like doing it, but then, once you get going and once you're done, you feel so much better that you did. i used to run with an ipod but am less inclined now that i'm half deaf!

ok.... i've got to go run within the hour, or i'll be getting into dinner prep / have a glass of wine time.

where's jill marie? she used to yell at me!

keri

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on September 27, 2010, 03:27:42 pm
Good for you, Soundy! And I think it was neat that you were thinking of others who have health challenges - kind of makes the whole fund raising for a cause / race makes sense.




Shifting thoughts else where is about all that helps motivate me to move sometimes ... some days I think ... I have no reason to walk down the road , around the gym , etc etc ... walking for self doesn't always seem overly important ... I know that sounds dumb cause sometimes I am kinda dumb ..

today my shins hurt ... only lasting effect of not being ready to walk Saturday ...
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Post by: Jill Marie on September 28, 2010, 10:59:44 pm
Back from vacation, though some wouldn't call it that!  You are suppose to relax on vacation, aren't you?  As I mentioned before we planned on riding our bikes on the Hiawatha Trail in Idaho.  It's a 15 mile bike trail one way on an old railroad bed at a 1.6 percent grade.  We started at the bottom and went through a 1.77 mile tunnel at the top,  didn't like that part, it's pitch black, have to let your eyes adjust to the dark. As I was attempting to ride I started to panic, which caused me to weave from side to side then I was worried about hitting the ditch or the side of the tunnel.  I wasn't sure whether my slight balance issues, the darkness or my fear was causing the most problems for me, I'm guessing it was a combination, I did noticed that my mind played a big part in it and when I decided I was the only one that was going to get me out of there I rode better.  At first I decided I would walk my bike, no hurry because I was on vacation.  I was thinking it was only a mile which meant about a 20 minute walk, then I remembered it was almost 2 miles, didn't like the thought of being in the tunnel that long, I'm claustrophobic. About that time I noticed that I could see better, eyes adjusted to the dark, so I got back on the bike and started to get the heck out of there.  Was so relieved to see the end of the tunnel.  We ate some jerky and fruit as we rested at the end of the trail.  Then I had to go back through the tunnel, it wasn't as bad that time because I knew what to expect, but I still didn't like it.  When we got to the end of it I had a great feeling of accomplishment because I knew that if I hadn't pushed myself to ride more and try new things before our vacation I wouldn't have made it through the tunnel or up the trail for that matter.  I really liked the rest of the trail, beautiful scenery.  Took some great pictures!  Don't know how to post them, should have paid attention when others were told how to do it. 

Two days later we biked on the Coeur d'Alene Trail.  The bike trail is also built on an old train track bed but it's pretty much level unlike the Hiawatha and it's paved where the other trail is packed rock.  We rode 15 miles and back from our campsite on Thursday, some other riders told us about a moose they saw by the side of the trail so we kept our eyes peeled.  I spotted him crossing the trail then my husband heard him jump into the river.  We watched him swim across and go up the bank, when he shook you could see the gallons of water come off him.  We rode into a small town for supplies on Friday morning.  In the afternoon we rode over to the Old Mission which is the oldest building in Idaho.  On our way back we found a Geo-Cache.  Don't know if any of you have heard of them or not.  You use your GPS to find treasures people have hidden and you go on the Internet to get a clue as to what and where you are looking for it.  We got a travel bug from the Cache we found, it has a special number on it and you go on the Internet and find out where it has been and then you put it in a cache you make or in another one you find.  This one started out in Montana.  The cache we found had been hidden since 2005 not sure how long the sport has been around.  You sign your name in a notebook so you can read who was there and when.  Lots more details to it if you really want to get into it.  You can get a lot of exercise and have fun while doing so.  Since we found the cache on our bikes we are going to hide the travel bug while on our bikes so others can do the same.   Anyway, that day we totaled 27 miles for a total of 97 should have ridden 3 more for a nice round 100. 

Soundy - I understand shifting the thoughts to motivate you, that's what I did when I was in the tunnel, thought about those on the board that have problems riding a bike at all, figured I could push through it just to see what one can overcome.

Cindy - You and others have mentioned using the buddy system to keep you going.  My husband started riding his bike to work during Bike to Work week and has been riding by himself every day since then, 12 miles one way, don't know how he does it.  Thanks to him I started riding so we could  ride together on vacation.  I love riding now, was scared and wobbly at first but now have the need for speed, the faster I go the better I feel.  Just after my surgery I needed someone holding my hand when I left the house, I've come a long way baby!

Pat - Glad to hear you're still doing the marathon's is that both biking and running, I've read lots of your posts but right now my memory isn't doing me justice.  Perhaps I'm still tired from biking, he, he.  I can't imagine doing a marathon run, walking is about it, but perhaps one day a bike marathon.

Keri -  From what I've read you are doing pretty well with your marathon training so there's no need to yell at you, however, if you need some inspiration for your daily runs on your own I'm sure I can help you out, just let me know.  For now I will just let you find motivation in reading what everyone else has been doing.

We are having wonderful Fall weather so I've been walking the dogs, tomorrow I get back on the bike, hope everyone is having great Fall weather too so you can do whatever it is that make you happy!  Jill 8)






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Post by: Keri on September 29, 2010, 07:47:33 am
so glad to see you again, jill!! that trail sounds so cool. the dark part, scary, yes but so glad you did it! where was it that you vacationed? i know you mentioned a lot of places but i don't know where any are.

i'm liking biking a lot too. if i ride my bike to the store, i find when i go in to buy one or two items, i really just buy one or two items. usually, when i go in for a couple of things and have my car, i spend $100 +.

i have a friend in my running group who recently had a bike accident. she had a new bike and just took it for a short ride, had an accident, hit her head and got a skul fracture, bleeding in the brain, etc. wow, that kind of scared me. i'm riding more and always wear a helmet, but i can't imagine knocking the AN side of my head (or messing up the good side of my head)! we are able to share now about balance, headaches, hearing loss and MRI's. she is recovering but can't run for a while.

SO - i hope everyone who is riding out there is wearing a helmet!
patrick does a lot of distance on bikes (he always does an annual fund raiser for MS where he bikes like, a gazillion miles). but he's also going to do a running marathon. 26.2 of sheer joy! well, not quite.

i hope everyone's having a good week. i really need to run today... i really need to run today... before it gets to late... before it gets too late... sorry, i need to keep telling myself this so maybe i'll do it. right now i'm buried in work / kid / school paperwork. yuck.

keri
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Post by: cindyj on September 29, 2010, 02:17:27 pm
Welcome back, Jill Marie!  Very impressed w/ all that bike riding - I still haven't really tried riding (mainly because I don't have a bike), but my knees might be much happier if I'd get one?

Hope your friend will be ok soon, Keri - very scary!

Biggest Loser has started back up and I'm inspired!  I told my training buddies that we are not working nearly hard enough...need to kick it up a notch or two or three...they did not agree ::)  I do, however, need to get back to doing some weights...still been going to Curves a couple of times a week, but it's just not the same as free weights, I don't think, anyway.

Yes, the weather is awesome right now - get out and take advantage while you can!

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on September 29, 2010, 02:27:28 pm
The twelve-week Body for Life challenge that I have joined starts Monday. It is sponsored by the PE teacher at my son's school, and there are 53 people participating.

I have been trained on the equipment at the brand-spanking-new YMCA close to my home for early morning cardio workouts, as they are supposed to be done before breakfast. I am more comfortable with the weight machines at the older Y near the school, so I will for the time being still do my weight lifting there.

I'm looking forward to the challenge. I don't think the diet will be too bad, especially with a free day each week, but I am a little apprehensive about the workouts. I recognize that I need a shake-up, though, and this looks it will definitely do that.

There's a lot of info at www.bodyforlife.com if anyone is interested in starting along with me. The challenge runs through Christmas Day.

Sara
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Post by: Soundy on October 03, 2010, 07:18:31 pm
have yet to upload heart walk pictures to photo bucket ... it is sooooooooooo slow with dial up

but great news ... it was announced at school Friday that we won the fitness trail package ... it is a row of stations that will go along edge of play ground ... pull up bars , a slant board for sit ups and a set of  steps to walk in place up and down and around and do it again ... there were a couple other stations that I don't remember what

today for exercise I helped round up cows , separate out calves and vaccinate them or black leg  ... I am back to being the best cutter we on the place ... still not as quick as I once was , but didn't fall or get plowed over by 1000 plus pound cows or a calf that range from 2 weeks olds weighing around 70 pounds up to 5-6 months old weighing in at 500 -600 lbs ... so calling the day a success ... did use walking stick th whole time to balance on uneven ground and to swing at cows ... didn't hit any but poked a few reluctant calves to urge them down the chute for their shot  ;D ...

stick made a world of difference in how tired my legs got from muscles tightening constantly to keep balance ...with the third leg meant less tightening so fewer aches and pains ... I should be less hardheaded about carrying one ... I think a set of ski poles to walk up hills would be great ... down hills that are uneven and of any length are still an issue ... can't get past the tipping forward feeling ...have learned I can come off hill behind the house sidestepping my way down ... steep and about a 2 /10 th of a mile walk from top of hill to chicken pen behind the house ... I rode 4x4 truck off to measure it a couple weeks ago   ;D ... I am thinking that giving time I will be able to hike the farm again without the need of anyone along for company ( read that as to pick me up or go for help) ... I like solitude when walking and for some reason don't like walking on the road , even alone ... not that I see many people on our narrow country road in the boonies ...I just like woods and cows for company walking not blacktop
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Jill Marie on October 03, 2010, 08:01:59 pm
Keri, we usually head west on vacation hitting the beach on the Washington coast, it's a good 8 to 10 hour drive.  So, this time we headed to North Idaho, for a 1 hour drive, loved that part.  We camped at two really small towns, Wallace & Cataldo.  Cataldo only has a post office and a restaurant, no store.  Wallace has about 1,000 people, it's a mining town.  If you saw the movie Dante's Peak with Pierce Brosnan in the 80's, that's where the movie was filmed.  We live in Spokane, WA and a very popular resort town called Coeur d'alene, Id is about 40 minutes away and we camped just east of them.  How is your friend doing?  It's scary to think of what can happen just riding your bike.  I know it bothered me when I first started riding but I have to put it aside, but I'm cautious.  Funny you mention biking to the store and not buying as much, when we were camping I found my list to shorten a lot when I thought about packing it back 8 miles.  Some things just weren't as important as I thought. 

Cindy, Get a bike!  Do you have Craig's List where you live.  If you do then go on the site and you can pick up a bike for a lot less then you would at the store.  Yes, your knee will love you for it.  It is suppose to rain tomorrow then it's nice for the rest of the week so it's not quite time to hit the gym and the weights yet, I know I need to.  However, I just as soon ride the bike while it's nice. 

Sara, Looks like you found a great new way to keep your nose to the workout grindstone, let me rephrase that.  Looks like you found a great way to stay motivated to workout.  Not sure I could handle the workout before breakfast, let me know how that goes.  Do you get to do something special on Christmas Day, do you get a present?

Soundy, Congratulations on winning the Fitness Trail Package, I'm sure it will be put to good use.  Sounds like you got a great workout today, sometimes those are the best.  You get the exercise and accomplish something at the same time.  That stick certainly has a dual purpose, keeps you steady and the calves on the move.  Looking forward to hearing that you are once again able to hike the farm alone.

Hope everyone has a great week! Jill
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: cindyj on October 13, 2010, 07:29:58 am

Cindy, Get a bike!  Do you have Craig's List where you live.  If you do then go on the site and you can pick up a bike for a lot less then you would at the store.  Yes, your knee will love you for it.  It is suppose to rain tomorrow then it's nice for the rest of the week so it's not quite time to hit the gym and the weights yet, I know I need to.  However, I just as soon ride the bike while it's nice. 


Got it!  It's a hand-me-down from my husband's aunt.  She got herself a new one...we think we have issues and are sometimes worried about getting on a bike, she is virtually blind from macular degeneration and still gets out and tries to ride her bike :o  I hope to take it out on the trail soon.  My husband is skeptical...not so worried about me as other people who I may hit along the way ;)  May install a bell!

Everyone doing well out there?  If you've fallen off the exercise wagon, don't feel bad about it, just get back on it tomorrow!  Even just a few minutes of some activity will make you feel so much better...really ;D  Ok, sorry, I'll be quiet :-*

Cindy
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on October 14, 2010, 09:53:27 am
I got me a new toy ... it is a hiking stick from Wal-Mart ... $13 ... found it in sporting goods where camping stuff is when looking for plastic egg carton ... it looks like a ski pole and collapses down to about 18 inches ... it has a metal spike for up and down hill and also tips for walking on hard smooth surfaces ... gonna test it on the hill with husband along as back up ...he can walk just in front of me to the left so I can put hand on his back to balance if needed ... I can do side step thing down the hills but it makes me hips hurt ... hoping new walking pole can get me off the hill so I can resume walking cow patrols that I haven't done in 3 years , 5months and 12 days ... not that I am counting ... when I am on patol I have been taking a truck

went to 100 year of Boy Scouting in USA Jamboree over last weekend and got a work out walking around with the girls looking at exhibits and watching them do activities ...they  had a lot of fun I thik mostly I just got tired ... around 15,000 people attended so can't call it camping ...just sleeping in a tent hotel/motel ... came home tired , sore and smelly ... covered in dust and smoke ...when you are there and everyone is dusty and smelly you don't notice but when I stopped for gas and went in to pay I could smell my smokey self over the clean of the store / gas station ...

we burned the remains of an old house on property we have yesterday ... walked about a mile and a half circling it , watching to make sure it didn't send a spark into the grass around it ...we don't need a wild fire with closest hydrant about 2 miles away ... put on my pedometer before going to help ... we had 2 , 1000 gallon tanks with hoses and a pump in the creek about 40 feet away and rescue squad on standby as part of burn permit  , but I figured if it got away , it would do it on an unguarded side ...the  tanks are on flat bed trucks so could be moved around but I still walked around and around and around  for about 2 hours ...

I get in some odd forms exercise  :o
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on October 14, 2010, 11:19:56 am
Good for you, Soundy! I hope your walking stick works well for you.

I am nearly two weeks into the Body for Life challenge. So far so good. I am not going to get on a scale for four weeks, but I can already tell my jeans are not as snug. I used my beginning weight and fat% (using a handheld measuring device) and am thoroughly disgusted by how many pounds of fat I am carrying around. It will be interesting to see where I end up.

Enjoy the day.

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on October 16, 2010, 03:03:02 pm
The stick is a Trek Stick ... looked today when I was at Walmart since tag had been thrown away ... it does help on down hill but I am still slow and overly cautious ... the hill is steep , long and peppered with fist size (and bigger) rocks that I don't want encounter while rolling down the hill ...  :D

I have hit a plateau of not losing weight but had lost a few inches ... which doctor said is fine but I like the number on scale to get smaller ...

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on October 16, 2010, 04:51:56 pm
Soundy, if you are losing inches but not weight, that means you are increasing muscle mass and decreasing body fat % - a really good thing!

Muscle is denser than fat, so the same amount of weight takes less room. Many professional athletes actually measure obese on the BMI scale, since their muscle weighs so much.

Keep up the good work!

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on October 16, 2010, 06:22:34 pm
I swept and mopped (mopping and getting on all 4's over and over to scrub areas) and swept again - because new mop (that broke) kept "shedding".  I have kind of become a FLOOR FANATIC...I WILL be sore tomorrow...Did I mention that our whole bottom floor is tile (or hardwoods)?  Not just a small, little mop job!! 

ANY exertion is good these days...

K   ;D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: msmaggie on October 16, 2010, 09:41:52 pm
I am committed to my 2 miles a day around the neighborhood 5x a week.  The weather has been so heavenly that it is a joy to be out in the fresh air.  No humidity! I listen to books as I walk around and the time flies by.  Soundy, you sound like you are in constant motion as you go through your day!  It is no wonder you are losing inches :)  Keep it up!

Priscilla
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: cindyj on October 17, 2010, 12:40:00 pm
Enjoying some awesome weather here as well...Did a 7 mile hike in the mountains along/around the Ocoee River (the '96 Olympic whitewater venue) on Saturday.  Had a great time w/ husband and another couple.  We walked, but were passed by numerous bike riders...very impressed...I would fall off the mountain for sure if on a bike up there!

We start our 1/2 marathon training  tomorrow - four miles, then 3 miles on two other days.  Still doing the jog/walk/jog/walk thing, though.  Wish we could run the whole time, but  :-\  (Don't know how you do it, Keri!)

Have a great week, all!

cindy
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on October 18, 2010, 05:28:48 pm
Sara ... I know the logic of the muscle weighing more than fat , but believe me ... I have plenty of excess fat that needs to go too   :D

Priscilla ... I am in constant motion as a way to not be asleep ... have got to find a doctor that can figure out why if I stop moving and sit down I go to sleep ... I do get exhausted and go to sleep , but too often I am not overly tired and just go to sleep if I stop moving ??? ...

today delivered cardboard gingerbread man cutouts we had laser cut by a local company for scarecrow contest at school ...kids are to decorate them and return them next Monday to be judged ... our  fall festival coming up and we will use the scarecrows for advertisement in local businesses and to hold signs at various games ... walked non stop for  about an hour to carry them from a workroom to different wings and back to workroom to get next batch and deliver them ... came home to clean house which didn't get cleaner well last week with girls out of school and husband home all week ... the house stays cleaner when they go to school and work like the should ... fell like I have got in a leg workout at school and upper body work out cleaning things ...
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Cheryl R on October 18, 2010, 06:05:01 pm
Have you asked a dr about having narcolepsy where one does fall asleep at the drop of a hat any time of the day?      Might be something to ask about.                           Cheryl R
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: anissa on October 19, 2010, 12:21:13 am
It's been a long time since I've been here!  I think the last time I checked in was last March(?) when I was supposed to walk in a 5K which I did not.  However, since then I walked in a 5K on the 4th of July in our small town and then the Women's Fitness Celebration in Boise in September.  I've signed up to walk/jog in a 5K on October 30th.  I'm walking a couple times a week while the weather is nice but I'm afraid it won't last much longer.  Having something to work towards really helps me.

Keep on with your fitness goals, it's so encouraging!
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on October 19, 2010, 07:59:11 pm
I have been tested for narcolepsy and that's not it ... since surgery I just go to sleep when I stop moving and there is no one around to interact with and keep me awake ... two neuros and no reason found other than they saying that brain surgery sometimes leaves patients easily fatigued and it was nothing to worry about ... that is fine if you aren't the one snoozing ... I have alarms going off everyday at 90 minute intervals from 9:00am until 4:00PM ... this keeps me from sleeping too long if I do go to sleep ... drives family nuts over weekends but often they are off farming or fishing and I am alone so just leave them going off ...have 3 small cheap alarm clocks hidden through out house ... keeps me from sleeping too long and I try to lay down after the 1:30 alarm to catch a nap ... the 3:00 gets me back up ... if I have someone that is talking to me I don't go to sleep ... I have even fell asleep at computer ... even though it is interaction it is not live and active interaction ... TV puts me out ... I never  sleep long but sleep often ... 30-45 minutes is the usual and up to 2 hours ... this is around the clock and so I am often up at odd hours ...

walked at school today ... Fall Festival coming up on the 29th ... will get in several weeks worth of walking next week just  moving things around school and delivering stuff to classes ... the following week I plan on staying home and reacquainting myself with my house ...

next few days will be nuts ... sister and soon to be BIL flying in from Texas tomorrow , rounding up last minute wedding things Thursday , driving to Chattanooga Friday morning for wedding ... they are  tying the knot at 2:00 and after a meal for immediate family and a couple friends  , I plan on driving back home (subject to change according to tiredness ) ... sleep off and on Saturday then they are coming back here Sunday for Thanksgiving since they won't be able to get off until after New Years ... feeding 15-20 people enchiladas and hamburgers ( odd I know ) and a pumpkin pie (odder yet) and then they are off on a plane back to Texas Monday morning ... figure all of that will equal a day or two at the gym
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: cindyj on October 30, 2010, 12:02:57 pm
Drop it!  Now, walk away from the Halloween candy, slowly, now run! 

Ok, maybe I'll have just one (or two) Snicker's and a bit of candycorn :-\

Oh, someone, help me! ...those chocolate covered marshmallow pumpkins...yes, I do have a problem...

cindy

PS - Anissa, did you do the 5K today?  How'd it go? 
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on October 30, 2010, 12:28:58 pm
I'm one third of the way into a twelve week Body for Life challenge. So far I have lost 3 pounds and 4 inches (over eight measurement points), my body fat has declined by 1.5 percentage points and 3.25 pounds and my lean mass has increased by 0.25 pounds. The biggest changes that I have noticed is that my jeans are not quite as snug and my little belly roll is slowly disappearing. I'm not in my goal jeans yet, but stay tuned . . .

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: anissa on October 30, 2010, 01:28:21 pm
cindyj, thank you so much for thinking of me!!  I did the 5K this morning and entered as a runner for the first time.  I came in 105/117 and had a time of 39:something.  Yay!!  I have a lot of room for improvement but loved the adrenaline of being considered a runner.  It was hard to find my pace at first, I think because of all the people around me but it turned out well.  Well in the fact that I finished it.  ;) I can't wait for the next one and now that I have an official time I have something to work towards. 

Sarahlynn, good job with Body for Life! Do you spend a lot of time in the gym for that program? It's such a good feeling when clothes loosen up a bit.  I'd like to have that feeling right now, ha.

I'm with Cindy though...step away from the candy!
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on October 30, 2010, 03:32:22 pm
Anissa, good job on the 5K! To answer your question, actually I spend less time in the gym than I used to. BFL rotates between weightlifting and high intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio. For instance one week will be upper body workout, HIIT cardio, lower body workout, HIIT cardio, upper body workout, HIIT cardio. The next week is lower body workout, HIIT cardio, upper body workout, HIIT cardio, lower body workout, HIIT cardio.

Weight workouts last about an hour and cardio workouts take twenty minutes. (I spend a little longer on warmup and cooldown, so my cardio is about half an hour.)

The diet part takes a little planning. The program recommends six meals a day with equal portions of proteins and carbs, adding vegetables for two meals (usually lunch and dinner). The rule of thumb is a serving of protein about the size of your palm, and a serving of carbs about the size of your fist, averaging 20-25 grams of each (more for a guy). It's not that bad now that I have the hang of it - I've certainly been on harder diets. Also one day a week is a free day for both diet and exercise. Like most people, I take mine on Sunday. And look where Halloween lands this year. Hmmm.

Sara
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on November 03, 2010, 05:46:15 am
Tore tendons in my foot on the 23rd ...running from big toe across foot to ankle ... have it braced and it is fine as long as I keep it wrapped if I am walking much ... tore it trying on shoes  :o ...just standing on one leg with foot braced against other leg kinda forming the number 4 ... trying to slip my own shoe back on foot after slipping my foot into a shoe my daughter wanted me to try on for ugly test ... funny fake green alligator skin ... I guess I just turned my foot wrong ... doctor looked at me like I was crazy when I was trying to explain it ...

but even injured I have walked alot in past couple weeks ...have lost 10 pounds with harvest festival running ... I eat less when super busy and drink more water ... I need another project to run a few more pounds off ... want to do a 10K walk in December another watch and wait for now ... with foot and not sure if I am up to it , I am a bit scared ...don't want to have to call along route to be picked up ...  may just start walking and see how far I get ... kinda like jumping in water to learn to swim   
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on November 07, 2010, 10:59:35 am
Have to confess I've been slacking off a little bit lately - haven't found much time to get to the gym since I started my new job  :(

Hope to rectify that situation very soon - in fact I hope today I'll find the motivation and inspiration I need and can continue to hold on to it.

The holidays - and all that tempting food - are coming!

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on November 07, 2010, 04:56:47 pm
Five weeks into Body for Life and going strong. Have lost 3 pounds and 4 inches so far.

Went to watch my nephew play soccer last weekend (he plays for NYU and they playing Wash U in St. Louis). Those boys are in amazing shape. Matt played the entire game, two 45-minute halves plus two 10-minute overtime periods. They just won their conference for the first time ever and will play in the NCAA tournament. Exciting!
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Lizard on November 07, 2010, 05:49:51 pm
Sara,
Great work keep at it!   ;D

Jan,
I'm sure once you're back in a routine with work you will find a workout routine as well  :D


I have tendinitis in both my shoulders right now, which I think is caused by all the neck pain and over compensation because of it.  I was told to just take it easy from weights for a while, do the PT stretches I looked up online and use moist heat.  Its just annoying because I feel like a slug and really want to go to the gym, but hate doing the elliptical or treadmill etc.  I really want to go back to my group exercise, but the movement really aggravates the shoulders.  Hopefully in another week or two I'll be good as new??  I know patience, patience, patience!

Liz
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Jill Marie on November 11, 2010, 11:54:35 pm
Hi all,  Glad to see the thread is still moving along, we are really going to need it with the Holidays just around the corner!

Cindy -  Have you gotten a chance to ride your new bike or has the weather turned against you.  How's the marathon training going?  You were WAY to late with the Halloween candy warning, I had already done in a bag of paydays, I justified it because it has nuts and nuts are good for you. 

Soundy - I want a farm to get my exercise on too!  I realize it's a lot more work then I probably want to deal with but I love the idea of living in the country and getting a workout without thinking it's a workout.  How are the tendon's in your foot doing?  Doc's should be use to strange reasons for getting hurt, I jumped over the exhaust from my husbands pickup a few years ago, my foot landed on a landscape board and I ended up with a hairline fracture.

Kaybo - Yes, mopping and sweeping is an exercise program, especially considering all the floor you have to do.  I will explain some of my exercise programs later. 

Priscilla - How are you doing on your 2 miles a day, 5 days a week.  Will the weather change your plans?

Anissa - Congratulations on running the 5k, I haven't run more than a block in years.

Sara - Glad to hear the Body for Life Challenge is going well, it's always a boost for the morale and work out routine when the clothes fit more comfortable.  At this point do you think you will continue the workout program and diet once the program is over?

Jan - Congratulations on getting the new job, I'm sure that once you settle into the new work routine you will find time to develop a workout routine as well.  Starting a new job is enough to deal with at first.

Liz - I don't care for the treadmill either, I don't like it because I would rather be outside walking the dogs then stuck in one place inside.  I ride the bike at the club but I'm already not caring for that to much as unlike riding out on the centennial trail the club bikes brother my back, got a heating pad on it now.  Good thing about the club as you well know is using the weights, hope you can get back to doing that soon. 

After our vacation I cut back on the bike riding so I could catch up on a few projects around the house, I walked the dogs almost every night but that was it.  Then I decided I best get back to riding before the weather and time change made me go back to the gym.  I could tell I had slacked off right away so rode everyday tell it was to dark after work to do it safely.  I'm riding the bike at the club and will soon start doing the weights as well.  I already miss riding outside, glad my husband got me doing it.  My weekend work outs have included, pulling dead vines and plants out of the garden, helping my husband haul boards for the deck and then building the deck, carving 10 Jack O' Lanterns and last weekend we hauled rounds of wood home so my husband could turn them into fire wood, this weekend we stack the wood and hopefully finish the deck before the snow flies.

My husband has put over 2500 miles on his bike since last May just riding to and from work.  He's now riding to the bus stop and taking the bus to work because of the shorter daylight hours and soon to be cold weather.  His plan was to loose 20 pounds by Fall, he did and I'm jealous! 

Hope everyone has a nice weekend! Jill




Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: leapyrtwins on November 12, 2010, 08:01:48 am
I am officially back on track  ;D

Ran 1.5 miles on Tuesday and 1.5 miles on Wednesday.

It's amazing how much energy this has given me - and it's also given me a better attitude.

I need to remember that on the tough days when it's hard to find time to schedule a workout.

Jan
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Kaybo on November 12, 2010, 08:19:45 am
OK - so I actually went to the HOA and FINALLY had my picture taken so that I can start going to the neighborhood workout facility.  Now, I just need the motivation to GO!

K   ;)
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on November 12, 2010, 09:57:14 am
Hey Jill! I do plan to continue with the BFL basics once the initial challenge is over. I may tweak it a bit, for instance now I do weight workouts MWF (alternating between upper-lower-upper and lower-upper-lower) and cardio TuThSa. After the beginning of the year I may switch to cardio MWF and weights TuTh, one upper and one lower body session per week. I'll have to see how far I go in the next six weeks before making that decision. The diet part I'm sure I will stick with.

Jan, your comment about finding time to work out reminded me of something I read in one of the BFL books. Bill Phillips said we will never find time to schedule a workout, we have to make time for it. It's a fine distinction, but an important one, and that may be what you meant anyway, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

Have a great weekend, everyone. One more cardio session tomorrow and I am halfway through my challenge!

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: texsooner on November 12, 2010, 10:51:33 am
Haven't been on here much lately, but still check in some. Great to hear about everyone keeping active.

I'm in the middle of training for my first ever full marathon. I've done several 1/2 marathons, but training for a full is quite different. So far, so good. I'm using some training tips from Keri (the person who started this long thread), as she is a veteran marathoner. I'm doing an 8 mile run tomorrow, then a 16 mile run on Sunday.

Good luck to everyone on their endeavors.....be active and stay safe everyone.

Patrick
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: cindyj on November 12, 2010, 12:14:39 pm
Hey, Jill!  No, I have not been on that bike yet!  Weather has been great, but we are heavy into training for the 1/2 marathon in Feb...that's my excuse, anyway!  Did 6.5 on Wednesday - was dreading it as I've had a cold and some sort of stomach bug, but went out anyway and was very glad I did!  That pressure of girls waiting at the trail for me worked its magic again!  Tell your husband congratulations on the weight loss - that's great!  Very cool that he's been riding his bike to work...

"Enjoy" your long run this weekend, Patrick!  I don't know how you marathoners do it!  I so admire you all and would love to be able to do it, but I don't have that much mental fortitude...not to mention the physical part...

Kaybo, go use that HOA membership!

Good job, everyone - keep it up!  Will be dancing both tonight and tomorrow night - so hope to burn off an extra calorie or two!

Cindy

Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Captain Deb on November 12, 2010, 05:12:40 pm
Well, you go Jan Girl!!

I had over 40 peripheral nerve block injections (AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! no sedative or anesthesia!!) in my low back area on Monday--took advantage of all the lidocaine and walked all over Ikea and the mall afterwards--paid for it the next day of course.  Wednesday went to Asheville and had a great outing with Dr love and my Uncle.  Lots of pain on Thursday.  OK but TODAY I woke up with very little pain in my back, walked all over town and feel pretty darn good for the first time in a year and a half.

The peripheral nerve blocks are a precursor to a nerve ablation procedure which it looks like I will be having in about 5 weeks.  I have to go through 2 of them and have them work before they will do the ablation which involves radiofrequency heated probes they jam in my back to fry the nerves that are causing all the pain I have been having since my 4 hr hysterectomy.  (Another surgical position injury much like my post-op headaches.)

The reason I am posting this is that I will be trying this same nerve ablation technique on my post-op headaches so that I can be part of our little "getting back in shape" club, which I feel so left out of!!! (Boo hoo!)  Since my surgery 8 years ago, anything above a medium brisk walk has given me a whopping headache.  My back issues have kept me so inactive that my balance has totally gone to crap--if you don't use it you lose it!

I really admire all of you on this thread who are putting forth the effort to improve your health after your treatments/surgeries.  Keep on running, biking, walking, skipping, bunny-hopping or however you are just MOVING!!!!

Hugs,

Capt Deb(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/Captdeb_photos/pirate-4.gif)
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Jill Marie on November 13, 2010, 08:33:23 pm
OK - so I actually went to the HOA and FINALLY had my picture taken so that I can start going to the neighborhood workout facility.  Now, I just need the motivation to GO!

K   ;)

KAY - DON'T MAKE ME COME FIND YOU AND DRAG YOU TO THE WORKOUT FACILITY, I WILL DO IT AND I WON'T BE HAPPY THAT I HAD TO STOP WHAT I WAS DOING TO GET YOU GOING!  It would be nice to meet you though!  Drill Sgt. Jill
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on November 14, 2010, 03:00:04 pm
I concurred a mountain ... really just big  hill ... I manage to come down it under my own steam with out having to have anyone standing in front to put my hand on for balance ... I did twist my bad ankle , then stepped down on the side of my foot and ankle when I couldn't stop forward motion when twisted it ....then collapsed  to ground after muttering a really bad word (or maybe I screamed it) ...hit a rock hidden in leaves with knee and said another bad word ... I rolled over on my back and just squeezed my eyes shut trying to push back the pain and Sarah came over and was poking me with a stick asking if I was still alive ...she is so sweet  >:(  ...got up after a bit and continued down the hill ...

I was tracking deer and got within about 50 feet of 2 doe and their fawns and about 100 feet from a buck fighting a little beech tree... so had a cool morning that started as a just a ride through the hollow checking the cows ...got distracted by  big hickory nuts at side of trail/road (to grown up for a road and too wide for a trail) and I got out of truck and decided to find a varmint and walk off hill while husband took road all the way around ridge and came out at foot of hill to pick me back up ...

also climbed up in someones deer stand and sat about 25 feet up in the air hyperventilating for about 15 minutes before I could turn around on the 2x2 foot platform and go back down ... it has a little seat welded on a 4x4 steel post  that is about 6 x 8 ...(my butt is not 6x8) and my butt got tired of sitting on the little bitty  seat ... I hate ladders and height ...can't believe I used to work out of a 70 foot boom truck and not die daily ...now I need a shot of something  and a nap ...

head and neck sore ... not from fall but from walking down the hill looking down the whole time ... before we left out , someone took shower doors off the shower and sprayed scrubbing bubbles on soap scum and the bath room is not in order to take a hot shower or I would do that first then nap ... I guess I will finish cleaning bathroom , take a shower and  a shot of something , then nap ... already have hamburger stew made so family can self feed if I sleep through dinner ...

also thinking that the deer stand that showed up about 2 month ago and doesn't belong to the man who has permission to hunt could be taken down and sold ... 3 sections of square steel tube welded ladder that joins with pins and keys ,  with  welded platform with expanded metal that doesn't catch and hold water ... welding seat also covered with the expanded metal ...about 20 feet of chain and 3 turn buckles holding it to tree ... we left a note for them to remove it  several weeks ago and the note disappeared but the stand is still there ... my land , my deer stand ... bet someone would come banging on the door demanding it back if it vanished


anyway ... that is my grand adventure for this week ... I figure I survived the down hill walk , the tumble and the fall and not being attacked by any squirrels that were in the oak tree with me and that that is enough adventure for a while ... ankle is a bit swollen ...but hurts no less than before twisting it ... iced it when we came in ... guess it will be OK ...figure tomorrow everthing I have will be stiff and sore but worth it to learn that after 3 years and 4 months I can finally go down a hill without help

I am suppose to be looking up apple pie filling recipes but wanted to pop in and share ... husband thinks that the cinnamon, sugar , nutmeg , clove and allspice concoction I put together is all wrong  and hid my apples from me >:( ... I say it smells good and it is my pie ...but must look up something to please him ...what I mixed up is good on butter toast and would be good on apples too ...
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on November 14, 2010, 05:41:14 pm
Soundy I hope you feel better soon. Hope that "shot of something" helps.

Regarding the poacher, I believe you can ask the police or sheriff to remove the deer stand from your property, then the person who put it there can go to the station to claim it . . . and answer to trespassing.

And, I think your apple pie sounds pretty wonderful.

Take care,
Sara
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Post by: leapyrtwins on November 14, 2010, 09:22:24 pm
WOW!!!  :o

That Jill is a tough one!  Run, Kaybo, run  ;)  :D
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on November 14, 2010, 09:52:11 pm
shot ended up just being Tylenol ...scrubbed shower and waxed it with car wax ... have had a change in water and getting alot of lime build up that has to be scrubbed more than I want to scrub ...thinking that the wax keeps tree sap from sticking to my truck and may help with shower ... I did use that lest brain cell to decide not to wax the floor of shower ... :)

my shoulder is stiff... I think I bruised it falling and scrubbing didn't help  ...ankle back to just the usual ache so don't think I really did any more damage to it than was already done ... thank goodness for soft bed of leaves that I twisted it in ...hard ground would have been worse ...gonna walk at school in the morning ... see how it feels and then walk more if it is OK... want to build up to December walk ... I think it is the 18th ... same route as last time just walked twice ...

today made me I think I can safely return to walking the woods solo ... the walking down hill issues is what has held me back ... would take trusty stick and cell phone ... didn't have either today but had loving family along  to poke me with sticks when I did fall  >:( ... I have tested the cell phone all over back there and know where I can go and have a signal ... sad that something I used to just do for the simple enjoyment of it with no planning other than grabbing a bottle of water on way out the door ,  now has to be planned and staged ...in the good old days I might  stick note on TV or fridge (first 2 places my family would see a note ) saying I left at 2:00 and went to back pond ... or back field or top of far ridge or down in Dan's hollow ...I may be back there for a couple hours so it isn't like anyone would have came in at 4 and said gee we better go look for mom ... now with my tumblebility and wonky head where I might really get in trouble,  if I am not where they think I should be at any given time , my cell starts ringing... not that falling alone in the woods would have been good pre-surgery ... we have some places you can fall 20 feet or more before hittining ground  then roll another 40 before stopping   ... would avoid ridges with drops and very step areas ... stick mainly to roads and wear bright colored clothes so search helicopters can spot me from the air :) ... I just can't get my head wrapped around walking up and down the road ... it is boring and cars coming around bends in road sneaking up on me scare me more than snakes , coyotes and the bull ... those I can handle ... I sometimes hear a car coming and I guess it is part my hearing and part the way sound travels though the hollows , I can't tell where they  are coming from and have had more than one come closer to me than I like big chunks of steel coming at me ...

sheriff department and wildlife department don't want to bounce through the woods to get to where the stand is...it is maybe half a mile back as crow flies but closer to two miles by the way the road winds back and forth through hollow and over the hills ... luckily not a place we go to often on property ...even the cows are smart enough to avoid it 99% of the time  ... I was told that we had the right to take it down and dispose of it as we saw fit ... they would follow up if we learned who placed it ...they had to come across one of two adjoining properties to get it where it is ... maybe a letter from one or the other stapled to the tree to come by the jail and pick it up if they wanted it back and take it down ourselves ... I think they had to have tree spikes or another ladder to get it up and chained in place ..

let's go try out new improved slippery shower then tuck in for the night ...



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Post by: Kaybo on November 14, 2010, 09:57:29 pm
I even shaved my legs this morning so I wouldn't have that excuse in the morning...hold me to it, I am going tomorrow!!  YIKES!!  Not at 5:15 like I used to tho - after I get the girlies to school and Addi doesn't go early tomorrow because it is game day!  I will go...I will go...

I am also planning on starting Weight Watchers again...anyone want to join me?

K   ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on November 14, 2010, 10:55:54 pm
Kay,  I know you will, I know you will!  Looking forward to hearing how the first day went.  If you don't make it don't try and say you did because, I WILL KNOW!  Later, Jill ;D
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Post by: Kaybo on November 15, 2010, 10:21:30 am
I DID IT!!  I WENT TO THE FITNESS CENTER HERE!  I sucked eggs and am SO out of shape but I went.  Here I used to do the elliptical for at least 45 minutes or the ARC and burn 700-800 calories and I couldn't even stay on for 10 minutes!  After that I did the bike for 20 minutes.  All in all, I burned less than 200 calories.  Very frustrated that I have let myself go so, but made me realize I need to get my booty in gear!!
Thanks for the encouragement!

K   ;D

PS - Jill, you don't have to come beat me, but you are welcome here anytime!!   ;)
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Post by: Jill Marie on November 16, 2010, 11:42:03 pm
Jan - Hope your still on track with your running.  Yes, it does improve the attitude, that's why I like the fact that the gym is on my way home, if I've had a bad day at work I'm tempted to just go home but as I see the club approach I remind myself that I usually feel better about things after working out, or I'm to tired to care.

Sara - Glad to hear that the challenge is going so well that you plan on continuing.  Right now I'm only doing cardio, was planning on adding some weights soon, perhaps I will try the alternate days like you do instead of doing both in one day. 

Patrick - Good to hear you are training for a marathon, that's something I know I will never do and am impressed by people that can train that much to do one.  With all that training how do you find time for other things, kind of the opposite of what Jan said about finding and making time to workout.

Cindy - You will have plenty of time to try out the bike after the marathon, would hate to see you try the bike and have problems that would keep you from training for the marathon.  Still jealous that you are still dancing, hope you had fun

Capt. Deb - Sure glad to hear you got to walk with no pain for a change, hope going all out and taking advantage of the no pain didn't cause you to much pain later, if it did I bet it was worth it.  I hope your latest treatments make it possible for you to join the "In Shape Club" soon, we would love to have you help us keep motivated.

Soundy - Congratulations on making it down the hill on your own.  I enjoyed reading your story, except the part where you got hurt.  I get a pretty good picture of what and where you are which makes the story fun to read. 

I think I will get some exercise in the kitchen the next few days, got pumpkin pie's and pumpkin bread to make, lots of upper body workouts!  ;)




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Post by: Kaybo on November 17, 2010, 06:13:05 am
WHAT ABOUT ME????   ???   ???

K   ???
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Post by: Seal on November 17, 2010, 06:29:12 am
Hi All !

Just thought I would check in to see what all the AN super athletes are doing these days.    Good to hear that everyone is keeping moving.    I have to recommit to daily workouts now that the time change (and darkness) is keeping me off the bike at 5:30AM.     All my riding buddies are struggling too with the reduced daylight while we all try to get in whatever workouts the weeks will allow.     A long ride on the weekends helps, but nothing replaces daily workouts.    Plus it really does help reduce stress and any headaches that come along from time to time.   All the posts have got me motivated to get serious again.......before the holiday meals do me in!!!

Steve
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Post by: Jill Marie on November 17, 2010, 10:14:28 pm
Kay -  As you well know I know how to yell in a post but I don't know how to quietly post I'm sorry, if I make the letters any smaller you won't be able to see them.  I don't know what happened to what I wrote to you.  The main reason I posted was to congratulate you on getting to the gym, honest I did!  Now I'm trying to remember what I said!

Getting going is the hardest part, it seems that once you start you get hooked on going again.  Therefore, you've accomplished the hardest part, I know that things happen that you can't control that will keep you a way for a day but don't let that keep you from going after that.  Before you know it you will be back burning the 700 calories.  As I have told my kids, 3 months or 6 months from now the time will have passed, where do you want to be when that time comes?  Don't think of it as something you have to do, think of it as something you want to do because it makes you FEEL BETTER!  Jill :-[

  
Congratulations Kay, Congratulations Kay, Congratulations Kay,  Congratulations Kay, Congratulations Kay!!!
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Post by: Kaybo on November 18, 2010, 06:59:40 am
I t's OK...I must say that I haven't been able to go back yet.  Two things: even though we can use the "fitness center" with our HOA dues, there is a new gym open here that has really good specials - we talked about trying that b/c they aren't busy so it is like you have a personal trainer!  I am going to go check it out.   AND SICKNESS HAS HIT OUR HOUSE HARD.  I haven't been "sick" but just haven't felt good the last couple of days and then took Emee to Dr yesterday = STREP.  Now Addi got sick last night around 11:30 (today is her 13th birthday! - so sad for her) - figure it is strep as well...fun times at our house!!

K   :-[
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Post by: Captain Deb on November 18, 2010, 09:54:41 am
Kaybo--so glad you are getting your cute little fanny to the gym!!  My plan is to finish my lumbar nerve ablation before I rejoin because I will probably be out of commission for a short while afterward.  I really need to ease back into being active, because I have a tendency to go all out on stuff and over-do it (Hey, you met me, right?) My wellness Center has made a huge profit on me paying for membership for a month and then doing myself in and not being able to come back.

My true wish is that Dr Love will join me at the gym--he's having a little health scare right now with having pre-diabetic symptoms and high cholesterol--he's one of those men who won't see a doctor unless they are bleeding profusely or unconscious.  He thinks chopping wood and building stone walls all over the place will keep him in shape, but all it does is wreck his back and he's a couch potato in the winter.

I love this thread--it is so inspiring to see all you reclaim your lives and health after going through one of the worse things anyone can go through.

Capt Deb(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee60/Captdeb_photos/turkey_dancing_lg_wht.gif)
(my "workout turkey")
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Post by: Jill Marie on November 18, 2010, 09:14:49 pm
Kay - What a BUMMER for you and your daughter's.  I know that as soon as the girl's feel better and you too, you will be hitting the gym.  Good idea to try out the gym that isn't as busy, especially if they can give you some extra guidance.  So sorry to hear that Addi is sick on her birthday, that's really got to be hard on her & you.  Hopefully she can do something extra special when she feels better.

Capt. Deb - Looking forward to having you join us and hoping that Dr. Love will join you at the gym, it will be good for both of you and it always seems a bit easier to get there when you have someone with you.  Let us know the minute you are ready to work out so we can talk you out of doing to much the first time out, we want you to do a little bit every day and work up to a regular routine, NOT doing a lot the first day and then out for the count.  Just remember, it's "steady as she goes." Jill
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Post by: Keri on November 20, 2010, 09:45:45 pm
hi everyone,
so good to see what you all are up to. i haven't had much time lately to do anything so haven't been on here. i have been running. finished a marathon last weekend. took me all day... well, 5:17. that's more than i sleep sometimes. glad i finished - it was a nice course (richmond, va). very pretty by the james river.
i want to respond to you all more specifically soon.
proud of you all!!!!
i should go walk my dog or something now for a little exercise in the cool night air.

see you back here soon.

keri
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Post by: texsooner on November 21, 2010, 07:32:07 am
Keri, good to hear from you. Congrats on finishing another marathon.... Way to go! You are still inspiring me. I'm getting ready to head out on a 17 mile training run (which will be pretty slow since it's already 70 degrees and humid this morning here). I like running much better in the 40's and 50's.

Good luck to everyone in your respective activities and be safe.

Patrick
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Post by: leapyrtwins on November 24, 2010, 11:00:45 am
17 miles on a training run!  Patrick, I want to be you!

Managed 6 miles last week, nice milestone for me, but I aspire to much higher numbers.  Hopefully I'll get there one day  8)

Jan
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Post by: dalern on November 24, 2010, 11:15:39 am
I'm impressed!  Wish I could run, but my bad knees won't allow that.  However, I go to spin class 3 or 4 times a week and find that very effective.  I thought I would hate it, but actually really love it!  I also walk a lot.  Just can't take the pounding on the pavement from running.
~Dale
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Post by: CHD63 on November 24, 2010, 01:04:14 pm
I had not posted on this thread before because I really had nothing to add.  I am so proud of all of you with your dedication to exercise!

Due to degenerative disc disease (totally unrelated to the AN), coupled with my balance issues (definitely related to my two brain surgeries), exercising has been very painful and difficult.  Unfortunately I let pain dictate my activity level.  After several weeks of physical therapy for my back, I signed up with a personal trainer at the Y who was knowledgeable about disc disease.  He designed a program for me to strengthen my core muscles without hurting my back.  I have been doing this program (15-20 minutes on the treadmill, followed by selected Nautilus machines) for over a month now and what a difference!!!  I am not pain free, but there is a huge improvement in my overall strength and mobility ..... I am ecstatic!  I had been walking before on a nearby track to try to exercise but I was always afraid of falling.  On the treadmill and machines I feel safe so my balance problems are a non-issue with this exercise regimen.

Just wanted to share this for others out there who might be afraid of falling.

Clarice
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Post by: Kaybo on November 24, 2010, 01:16:52 pm
WAY TO GO CLARICE!!!

Whoo-Hoo for you!!

Love ya!
K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on November 24, 2010, 01:54:22 pm
Clarice, that is just great! Keep up the good work.

Sara
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Post by: CHD63 on November 24, 2010, 06:52:11 pm
Thanks Kay & Sara .....  Now just keep pushing me so I keep it up!!  (Went this afternoon ..... the Y was nearly deserted!)

Clarice
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Post by: Soundy on November 26, 2010, 09:30:25 pm
measured the route from gym to music room last week when I spent 3 days popping popcorn for music teacher... 1/4 mile one way ...total of 16 trips between the two places ...so 4 miles and did OK...I actually walk the hall better than walking circles in the gym ... I think I have the same mentality approaching th circling of gym as I do of riding a stationary bike ... I never get anywhere so it seems pointless ... not that I got anywhere walking back and forth with tons of popcorn but the scenery did change a bit ...

today I walked to top of hill behind the house wheezing all the way then down the other side ending up way back in the hollow ... had Bo drive around the long way and pick me up ...I knew when I met him fencing at top that I wouldn't make it comfortably the whole way on my own  ... been fighting bronchial infection and thought I was about over it..not so sure any more  ...but been kinda hiding from world last few days and had to get out ... didn't help that it was only 35 after a high yesterday in mid 70s ... crazy weather has set it ...
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Post by: saralynn143 on November 27, 2010, 10:16:34 am
Week 8 Body for Life stats:

    * Loss of 5.4 pounds and 5.5 inches
    * Decrease in fat mass 6.9 pounds
    * Increase in lean mass 1.5 pounds

I'm happy to say that my little belly roll has all but disappeared. The final four weeks are when ladies are supposed to see the most dramatic improvements, so my hopes are high.
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Post by: leapyrtwins on November 29, 2010, 11:11:37 pm
Very impressive, Saralynn  ;D ;D

Keep up the good work!

Jan
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Post by: Keri on December 01, 2010, 05:49:21 pm
Clarice ! So glad you've joined us here. We'll keep you motivated!! I need help with that myself.

Keri
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Post by: CHD63 on December 01, 2010, 09:42:02 pm
Hi Keri ......

Sometimes I feel like the little engine that could ..... "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, etc. ......"  Still going to the gym three days a week but I will have to admit some days are better than others.  I went on Monday when I probably should have stayed home because it took Herculean effort to complete my usual circuit and I was exhausted afterwards.  But, today I went and it felt good and I was invigorated ..... what gives here?!?!?

Keep pushing me ......   :-[ :-[ :-[

Clarice
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Post by: Jill Marie on December 02, 2010, 12:05:38 am
Clarice, WE KNOW YOU CAN, WE KNOW YOU CAN, WE KNOW YOU CAN!!  Don't push to hard on the days where you just can't get going, go and do a little, you will be glad you did, on the days where you feel better give it all you got.  Jill :)
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Post by: Soundy on December 07, 2010, 01:05:15 pm
total loss of 10 pounds since October ... that is with losses and gains ...would be about 16 if I had skipped the little gains  >:(
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Post by: Kaybo on December 07, 2010, 01:27:30 pm
Great job, Soundy!!
I just landed in Amarillo - here to help my mom pack up her house to move to Ft Worth. Even though it is the holidays, I hope to start working out when I get back. I've told Addi that we have to work out to keep her in shape for bb over the break!

K  ;D
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Post by: Soundy on December 12, 2010, 11:27:04 am
last week watching the Christmas parade in 30* temp with a insulated knit Carhart hat and hood from heavy  zero degree  rated coat on my noggin , my head got cold and when we got home I lay down and slept for 5 hours since laying down is all that would stop the pounding and pain ... have felt just blah all week with mild head aches  ...

so I have decide not to do walk that I was slated to do ... it is this afternoon and we hare having snow flurries , it is 27*  with wind chill around 5 right now and suppose to be winds gusting to 45 and wind chill of -5 during walk time ... I called and they are going on with it ... maybe next year ... in the time being I will continue to walk a school ..
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Post by: Keri on December 13, 2010, 09:15:00 pm
Hello,
Long time no type. I think about you all much more than I'm on to say. I finally had a chance to catch up the other day and that's when the forum was down!

We've been going through a lot this past year with teenage daughter depression problems, but things have improved and I have more time. So I want to get back into checking in here.

You all are doing great - I'm proud of ANISSA and the 5K's!   And SARALYNN and all that fat / weight loss and keeping up with your BFL program.  PRISCILLA - 5x a week. I wish I worked out 5x a week!!  CLARICE with the progress and feeling better with the workouts you're doing! So glad you've joined us and you're feeling better. You're still at it, right? (you told us to keep you moving)!  CINDY - how's the half marathon training going? I know it's hard to train in the winter. But it's awful in the summer too! Hope the weather cooperates for you. SOUNDY - your workouts are very creative! I hope you are feeling better.  JAN - you're always an inspiration. Even if you take a break (not wanting to but just getting busy, etc) you always come right back. That helps encourage me a lot.  JILL - i'm so glad you're keeping up with everyone and sending loads of encouragement (and BARKING ORDERS when needed).
and KAYBO! don't get discouraged by those fitness training apparatusses (is that a word? probably not) that you work your butt off on forever and then it says '200 calories burned.' Don't think of that stuff. I know you are busy; don't get discouraged if you can't do as much as you'd like. I'm glad LIZ and DALE and CAPN DEB have joined us as well!!   PATRICK - he's probably run his 2nd 20 miler by now in training for his marathon at the end of January. Way to Go!

I'm going to continue on another post because the screen is bouncing around.

Keri

 

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Post by: Keri on December 13, 2010, 09:35:15 pm
...continued...
I hope I didn't leave anyone out! Now that it's getting cold and everyone is busy busy with holidays, it's hard to stay/get motivated. So let's keep sharing.

I've been trying to bike more. I'll sometimes bike to run errands - it really limits how much I spend at the grocery store, for example. The other day I got to the store and needed a few things. Then I remembered I need a bag of charcoal. And some eggs. Somehow I got the bag, and eggs and a dozen other things stuff in my backpack. Was thankful i didn't need milk and cat litter as well. I got home without crashing my bike or crushing the eggs.

Someone said in a earlier post you have to make time not find time. I know some of you think that just because I run marathons that I'm some kind of running machine; I'm not! The reason I sign up for those is so I'll stick with it. I am so undisciplined by nature... I do everything at the last minute or obsess on something (like music - that's my passion) and don't divide my time up well. I usually reserve Saturday mornings for a long run but during the week it's SO HARD for me just to go run, even for like 20-30 minutes. If I just did it in the morning and got it over with, I'd feel so much better. But I put it off all day long. (I work from home, so that's good and bad for stuff like this.) Today I dressed to go run and everything and never made it out the door. Now I'm sitting by the fire sipping wine, catching up with y'all and wishing I had run!

So, tomorrow... I will GO RUN! And if I don't please yell at me (Jill Marie!)
OK - even though I've been gone a while, I need the encouragement and also hearing from you all about what you are doing and how you are doing!
Keri

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Post by: CHD63 on December 14, 2010, 08:15:40 am
Keri .....

Eggs and a bag of charcoal on a bike ...... talk about balance?!?   ;D ;D ;D  You gave me a good chuckle to start my day!

You are an inspiration to me and I am so glad things are going better at home with your daughter.

Yes, I am still going to the Y three times a week ..... although I didn't go yesterday because of the snow/ice we had.  Walking on snow over ice is not a good combination for me.  I am feeling the missed day today so it really does help!

It is the Season of many musical events, with many extra rehearsals ..... just wish all of that energy would translate into burning lots of additional calories.  Alas, my weight is NOT coming down!  :'(  OK, I don't need the sermon on eating less ......   ::) :o :-*

Clarice
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Post by: Kaybo on December 14, 2010, 03:52:19 pm
Does POWER shopping count??  I was practically running thru the mall trying to get stuff done before the girlies got out of school - talk about mall walking!!

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on December 16, 2010, 12:59:53 pm
Keri ... I too have to schedule a walk , like the heart walk or Relay For Life and put it in my mind that it is an appointment that has to be kept if at all possible ... I did the Heart walk in pouring rain and we all got soaked but had a good time ...  I have to make myself do it ...




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Post by: Keri on December 16, 2010, 10:45:45 pm
Yes, Kay, i think power walking through malls with stuff in tow counts!
Soundy always has creative workouts too! once i did a run in the pouring rain... was glad to be done with that one. i do believe i prefer that to real hot and humid though.
Clarice - good for you and the Y. i totally understand about the Christmas season and being so busy with music stuff! but i love it! I'm working on planning the "Lessons and Carols" type service for our church next week on Christmas eve. I love that service and all the music.  don't be discouraged about the lack of weight loss - you're building muscle and that weighs more! sometimes i don't get how i don't seem to lose any weight when i'm running a lot. but the thing is, we are feeling so much better when we work out and it's doing so much good for us.

Now that it's snowy and icy, this is getting difficult at times! Today, yesterday and the day before I at least did the Nordic track and some running (today in the snow). I knew I'd need to get back on here and 'report' so that's what kept me motivated. I just did short workouts - about 30 minutes each.

Patrick - how goes the marathon training??? In a few weeks you get to taper! I like that part.

Have a good week, everyone!
Keri

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Post by: Soundy on December 17, 2010, 12:44:45 pm
I have to get creative to get myself moving ... farm walks are off right now because I am not tolerating the cold ... and I enjoy them

how besides hoping to lose weight do you all get motivated ??? ... I lack the drive some people have ...

there is a man in town walks to work each morning , showers and puts on his days clothes and his wife gives him a ride home ... thing is he lives about 15 miles out ...his motivation is a heart attack about 20 years ago and the doctor told him he was to sedentary and need to exercise so he took up walking ... and for him it has become an obsession ... he is muscled out now and doesn't lose weight but the first year he walked ,he dropped about 100 pounds ( he was a big boy)  ...

have a fiend who after a month rewards herself with a big lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant if she has lost weight ... be it a pound or 5 pounds ... this just doesn't seem productive maybe after each 10 pounds would be better

anyway ... give us some ideas about what motivates you to move ...
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Post by: Keri on December 17, 2010, 10:43:12 pm
that mexican food sounds GOOD!

i think my motivations are: i exercise so i can eat! i don't really diet, but when i exercise i try to be a bit more aware of what i eat, but i know i can eat some good stuff because i exercise. as i've moved into middle age, i certainly don't have the metabolism that i used to, and the running i do doesn't make me skinny or looking like i did when i was 20, but i'm sure it helps some.
also - it just makes me feel better. i just need to remember that more when i'm procrastinating about running.
i know with some people it's a social thing too - my hubby's best friends all run. they run together and talk and talk. i don't really have a running buddy like that, but it helps when you do.
and it's also nice to set goals and work towards acheiving them - even if you don't run as fast as you want or lose as much weight, or whatever, at least you're doing something.
that was a good question, soundy. i think everyone has vacated this exercise thread and has joined the cookie recipe thread! 
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Post by: Kaybo on December 20, 2010, 08:17:13 am
I got new tennis shoes (& they did the whole free evaluation) so now I HAVE to get with it! I found a "hidden stash" while helping Mom (the one time wasn't packing dishes!) & she let me keep the money - yipee!! I'd like to start now but don't know if it'll happen until things get back to our regular schedule. At least my feet feel great in the meantime!! I got much needed new inserts too!

K  ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on December 20, 2010, 08:32:04 am
This is the final week of my Body for Life challenge. I switched things up since Saturday is Christmas and the gym will be closed, so cardio is MWF this week, with lower body workout tomorrow and upper body Thursday.

I am not going to have one of those super chiseled outcomes in only twelve weeks, but the belly roll and the little fat lines on my back are gone, so I am happy. I will do my final weigh-in Friday and anticipate about a ten-pound loss. But I know I have added muscle so it will be more than 10 pounds of fat loss. I'm happy! I plan to start a second challenge January 3, sticking with MWF cardio and two weight workouts.
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Post by: Soundy on December 20, 2010, 10:00:57 am
I think I found some inspiration to move coming home from church yesterday ... that is after stopping at feed store and the girls deciding they wanted a baby Dumbo Rat for Christmas  :o ...they were kinda sweet and cuddly ... one crawled up under my hair and fell asleep while I walked around through the store ...

anyway ... there is a trail built on am old railroad bed ... it is now open to bikes ...it had been open to walking and horse only ... I have graduated from having to used one training wheel to ride ... can now balance without tipping ... so now I just need a bike so me and girls can ride together ... Oh Santa, please bring me a bike
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Post by: saralynn143 on December 20, 2010, 03:48:48 pm
I hope you get your bike, Soundy.

The rat in the hair thing is a little more than I would be able to handle. "Sweet and cuddly" and "rat" are just not ideas that I can reconcile.

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Post by: Keri on December 20, 2010, 06:07:24 pm
yes, i remember i used to have a pet mouse named 'mimi' (after my grandmother; i'm sure she was thrilled). it used to crawl around on my neck under my hair. now the thought of that, well it's just not too appealing!

good for you sara on your completion and your starting up another challenge. is it the same type of thing or do you go to another level or do something different? you've inspired me to do more strength training type of stuff (well, i haven't started yet, but i hope to when i sign off here). i won't get to a gym, but if i strengthened my 'core' then that will help my running, so i'm told. i want to get back to doing simple (but hard)! things like push ups and sit ups.

kay - good for you on the shoes! and, you're right, it's probably wise not to expect too much of yourself starting a new training program right before christmas, but afterwards...

and, soundy, i hope you get a bike too!

i didn't do a long run this past weekend, and christmas day will be right out. i hope, or i should say i'm GOING to do one sometime THIS WEEK! and i hope you all hold me to it. or i may just follow the advice i just gave kay and wait until after christmas; this week's too crazy. i still want to run, but not do a long run of an hour +.

have a good week!
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Post by: Soundy on December 21, 2010, 10:38:07 am
the rats were clean and had no smell ... and were kinda cute and cuddly ... I had a rat about 15 years ago that walked on a ferret leash and when Belle felt threatened she would climb up my body and sit on my head ... got alot of odd looks ...but for now a rat is out ... Bo who has been busily feeding rats that have found their way into the attic (something new for us ) and locating where they got in is not convinced that we need a rat ... second option was a baby llama that was about knee high and being raised on a bottle ... and Bo is also of the opinion that Ozzie who is 10 and Oscar who is 13 ( his feline children)  would look at a rat as dinner ... not that I have seen either ever attempt to catch a mouse or rat ...and  I am not sure we need anything else around here that needs to be fed anyway

I hinted that I would like  a bike and Santa said maybe after first of the year ... he claims he has to finish paying land  taxes before December 31 so he can take them off on farm taxes ... who knew Santa had to pay land tax or that he had a farm ... I guess he raises his own reindeer for his sleigh replacements
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Post by: saralynn143 on December 21, 2010, 01:25:48 pm
I'm pretty sure Santa has a Christmas tree farm. I suppose it would be feasible to raise reindeer as well.

Santa and I have been business partners for years. I make present labels for him on my computer.
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Post by: Soundy on December 23, 2010, 10:32:24 am
I guess since we raise beef cattle and apparently now donkeys that my mind went right to livestock ...

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Post by: Keri on January 04, 2011, 11:33:37 pm
i guess none of us have done anything for what, two weeks??!!!! time to move.
here's what i need to do now and tomorrow - i need accountability. now - go do push ups and sit ups (yuck.....)!!!
tomorrow - i've got to run. got to, got to. no excuses.

patrick - how's your training going? we want to hear! you are about to be in taper mode soon, i think. that is a wonderful time!

anyone else?

keri
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Post by: Jill Marie on January 05, 2011, 12:54:56 am
Hi Keri,  Been away from the forum but not from the food.  I didn't eat to many sweets during the Holiday but I'm wearing about 3 pounds of party mix. I kept riding the bike at the club all of December but I wasn't riding enough to keep off the weight.  Our youngest son is headed to Texas next Monday so I will start working out longer at the club then.  I worked out really hard last Wednesday as we got 8 inches of snow while I was at work, shoveled for 1 1/2 hours.  Just remember the first step to getting back to exercising is the hardest, make that first step today and the rest will come easier.  Jill 8)
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Post by: Kaybo on January 05, 2011, 06:37:54 am
I actually went to the gym yesterday to find out about joining...Dave and are supposed to go together tomorrow (her works from home 3 days/week).  We both got new shoes that they "fitted" to us and we are ready to go.  I have gained SO MUCH WEIGHT since this move (who am I kidding? it started BEFORE the move) and I just disgust myself!!  I may at leat try to get out & walk today.  I'll let you know later...

K
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Post by: CHD63 on January 05, 2011, 07:18:30 am
Yeah Kay!  You have been under a lot of stress before, during, and since your move so do not be so hard on yourself ...... but now it is probably time to get back on a regular exercise program.

I am really feeling the effects of not exercising regularly for two weeks ...... unless chasing three grandkids around counts (but that was coupled with exhaustion!).  Back to the gym today!!!

Clarice
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Post by: msmaggie on January 05, 2011, 08:25:55 am

I gained  little, but not enough to make me want to go out in dreary weather to get my exercise ;).  I am listening to Outlander on my mp3 player, so I really need to walk about a million miles in order to get this book finished!  There's my motivation. The alternative is listening to it while I clean house...and I would rather walk than clean.
 ;D ;D ;D

Priscilla
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Post by: texsooner on January 05, 2011, 09:05:35 am
Keri, marathon training is still going for me. This will be my last tough (well, tough for me) week of training, capped off with a 20 mile run this weekend....then I start the taper until race day. I'm praying for cool and dry weather on race day (Jan 30th).

Patrick
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 05, 2011, 09:53:30 am
I've started my second Body for Life challenge this week. During the first challenge I lost 9 pounds and 6.5 inches, as well as lowering my body fat percent by 4 points. Not a huge change, but all for the better. My goals for this challenge is another 5 pounds and lowering body fat even more.

Hey good luck to all the marathon trainers in your upcoming runs.
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Post by: Keri on January 05, 2011, 03:31:38 pm
wow, sara, that's great and you're the reason i'm trying to do pushups and sit ups regularly. the sit ups are killing me, and so far i'm only doing girly pushups. but all that strengthening should help me progress from a really slow runner to a slow runner!

kay, don't feel down on yourself. you're a busy gal, and we'll help you get started (hardest part, like jill said).

welcome back, everyone! patrick... i SO hope that you have good weather. it makes all he difference in the world. but i'm sure you know that after your monsoon bike ride last year!

okay... the sun is setting and i'm STILL putting off running. i'm gone.... i will hang my head in shame and not show my face around here if i don't go run NOW.
bye
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Post by: cindyj on January 05, 2011, 06:04:01 pm
Did four miles in the rain today with my three training buddies...we got way behind on the training for the 1/2 over the holidays, so we had to go out today despite the weather.  Only six weeks to go, so not good to miss right now...

Thanks for touching base with us, Keri, and getting us going again!  Did you get your run in?

Priscilla, which Outlander are you listening to?  I read them all, but have heard the recorded version is very good!

Good to hear from all of you guys - let's start this new year out right...and keep it going well into '11!  New season of Biggest Loser started last night - if they can do it, we can too!

Cindy

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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 05, 2011, 07:46:45 pm
Have fallen off the wagon again.

So much for New Year's Resolutions.

Hope to get back into my routine VERY soon.

Motivation, please . . .

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 05, 2011, 08:57:44 pm
Jan, routines trump resolutions any day of the week. You don't need no stinkin' wagon neither; you can get wherever you need to go on your own two feet. So lace up your Nikes and just do it.

(How's that for motivation?)

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on January 05, 2011, 09:09:35 pm
didn't go walk...too lonley and depressed...it is no fun alone...

WILL go join gym with Dave tomorrow...& work out - even though it won't be much of a work out since I am SO OUT OF SHAPE (literally!)!!!

K   ;D
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Post by: Keri on January 05, 2011, 10:11:53 pm
you can do it, kay! you'll feel better once you go to the gym. and then you'll feel sore a day or two later but then you'll go do it again!  remember that thing you put on facebook about exercise and the brain!!

jan jan!! glad you're back. you really helped inspire me last year because i admired how you'd get really busy, or life would get tough or both and you'd have a difficult time finding time to exercise but then you'd get back into it instead of quitting and that really helps the rest of us too!

cindy - good for you and the four miles. you doubled my efforts, and i had nice weather! yes, i did go run finally!

clarice - hope you can get back into your routine too!

and jill will start yelling at us soon!

like priscilla, i've thought about listening to a book too, but haven't done that yet.  maybe that would get me more motivated at times.

sara, as always, you're doing great.    now i have to go do my push ups and sit ups (where is the face that looks like it's about to take yucky medicine!?)
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Post by: Kaybo on January 06, 2011, 08:43:42 am
On the way to the gym...
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Post by: cindyj on January 06, 2011, 09:49:43 am
On the way to the gym...

Excellent!  Report back to us...

Cindy
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Post by: Syl on January 06, 2011, 10:30:35 am
After years of shopping around for a treadmill, I finally broke down & bought a manual one. I've already been using it. I'm at 20 minutes right now, but am working up to a 45 min. daily workout.

I haven't used a treadmill since before my AN surgery. I didn't think of the vestibular challenge using a treadmill might pose, esp. a manual one. My feet are what sets the belt in motion, so it is more of a workout than a motorized one. And, I find that I have to keep a tight grip on the handle bars, or it could get messy. I'm sure my vestibular system will adapt in time.

No more excuses. Can't blame the weather. Can't complain that it's too cold or hot or wet outside.

Syl
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Post by: CHD63 on January 06, 2011, 01:15:02 pm
Made it back to the gym this morning ...... wasn't as painful as I thought it would be!   :o

Had a regular visit with my PCP just before Christmas and told her I was going to the gym three times a week ..... treadmill, then machines ..... I expected praise, but she said "How are you handling the treadmill with your balance issues?"  I told her it was easier than walking the outside track because I could hang on to the bars on the treadmill.  She then popped my bubble by informing me that that was not nearly as much of a work out when I was hanging on .......   :'(

Oh well, it is better than nothing I think.  Still not dropping the pounds ...... but then, Christmas sort of blew that dream ..... hopefully temporarily!

Forward, march!!!!!

Clarice
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Post by: Syl on January 06, 2011, 01:20:17 pm
Clarice:

If your heart rate is elevated & you work up a sweat, I'd say it's a workout.

Syl
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Post by: Kaybo on January 06, 2011, 01:42:29 pm
So we FINALLY got into the gym (locked until the "manned" person lets a non-member in and she was late!) and got everything filled out.  I did the ARC (which I love & did in Amarillo) for 30 minutes.  I tried to go slow at first but by the end, I was pretty much up there and also revved up the resistance a few times.  I then just did a few exercises...all in all, pretty proud of myself!!  Plan on going tomorrow!

K   ;D
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Post by: CHD63 on January 06, 2011, 03:09:25 pm
Woo Hoo for you Kay!!

Clarice
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Post by: Keri on January 06, 2011, 04:32:23 pm
agree with clarice... good for you, kay!!! and syl! and you too, clarice. you can feel it if you're getting a workout, and if you feel it, then it is. like syl said.

i ran today before it got dark. and, thanks to cindy saying she ran 4, i did more than my usual 2 up and down the street (boring route). i went a little longer and on a route with more hills). so, thank you , cindy, for bringing out this competitive drive in me!!
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 06, 2011, 09:53:09 pm
Great job Kay! Keep up the good work, Clarice. Just keep doing whatever you can.

Tomorrow is my final workout for this week. i am tweaking my routine to have weekends off. Just as well since I feel something coming on, hopefully I will be able to shake it off fast. Off to bed now since it's an early morning tomorrow.

Sara
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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 06, 2011, 11:58:23 pm
Still haven't gotten around to returning to the gym  ::)

Have an "engagement" tomorrow morning at traffic court  ::)

Hoping I'll get out early so I can work out.

Jan
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Post by: Keri on January 08, 2011, 03:49:45 pm
wondering how it's going this weekend with many of you wanting to get to the gym. i had a good run this morning. it was the first time i've done a run of any distance for a while. it was lightly snowing and was very pretty. i hadn't gotten up crack of dawn early in 5 saturdays to do a long run.. if you don't get it over with early, it's too difficult to try to fit in your schedule later.
thank you all or helping me stay on track! i hope you are all able to fit in a work out or run or walk or something. you know you'll feel better if you go do it!!

keri
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Post by: Soundy on January 08, 2011, 05:18:49 pm
I am still not moving much ... just have a case of bah humbugs

there is so much going on around here that by the time I get done what I have to get done, 
I am exhausted and sit reading or sleeping through TV or Movies

with school back in session I am hoping to resume walking ...not much of a work out but something

when my oldest daughter was in PT for leg and ankle strengthening they had her working on a Wave ...
when due to insurance not paying for PT she had to stop I bought her one ... she is in routine of getting
on it every night and going through the DVD work out that came with it ... she has not lost weight
(she doesn't need to at 5'4" and 120 lbs) but has toned her legs up and lost inches in waist and  thigh ...
I can't do the whole workout with out balance and dizziness becoming an issue ... I have thought that
I could put it on porch so I could hold the rail preventing falls ... saving that for warm weather ...

they are predicting up to 7 inches of snow for us by Monday night ... we never get much ... hoping they
are wrong ... the little bit Christmas Day was plenty
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Post by: CHD63 on January 08, 2011, 06:37:00 pm
Keri .....

You are amazing to get up early on a Saturday morning for a run!

We woke up to about 3" of new snow on the ground so not good for me with all of the white.  Alas, did not even make it out to the gym ...... but there is always tomorrow .....   ::)

Still putting away Christmas decorations and washing up all of the extra bedding from our 7 house guests for two weeks!!  Needless to say it took me several days to get over the fatigue!  Cannot imagine having to go back to work this week like you, Soundy.

Keep going everyone!

Clarice
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Post by: Soundy on January 08, 2011, 06:50:18 pm
I don't return to work ... I am a stay at home mom that goes to school cause staying at home drives me insane  :)

I am at school usually 2 days a week , sometimes more on a volunteer basis and I walk in the gym since it is a safe warm
place to walk ...

our trees ( 2 are better than 1 according to local resources , as in my daughters )  are still up ... I think that taking them down
is a project for tomorrow ... living room is smaller than normal with my 30 year old boomerang child that lives in it and
his 2 year old that is here every other week ....
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 08, 2011, 06:58:39 pm
I slept in until 8:00 this morning. I can't remember the last time that happened, but I really needed the rest. I feel much better today. I think it is going to work out much better for me to take weekends off from working out.

Later in the morning we went to Elbee's basketball game. Both A and B freshman girls' teams are undefeated so far this season. None of the games have even been close. Today's game was against a team with two of her former teammates from middle school. They congratulated each other for good plays, which got them some glares from their current teammates, but I'm happy that they are remaining so close.

The decorations have been off the tree for several days and we finally got the tree disassembled.

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Post by: Keri on January 11, 2011, 01:07:58 pm
Your daughter and her former teamates sound like really good sports! Glad her team is having a successful season
--------
Where are all of you!!?? Is everyone so busy working out that they don't have time to post? Or do any of you need a bit of a push to get moving? I know I do!!

Keri

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Post by: CHD63 on January 11, 2011, 01:41:31 pm
With all of the snow/bad roads we are having, it makes it difficult to stay with the exercise routine.

I went to the Y yesterday but every joint in my body ached so I did not feel like I had a productive work-out.  We're supposed to drive to Cleveland Clinic tomorrow for a Thursday morning appointment for my husband.  However, we may just reschedule because the weather is very iffy for tomorrow at the moment.  Do not feel like risking life and limb for a follow-up appointment.  But ...... that also means I may not get in another work-out tomorrow either!

Keri, keep pushing us!!!

Clarice
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Post by: Kaybo on January 11, 2011, 02:04:17 pm
I worked out yesterday but couldn't fit it in today as I started tutoring at the elementary school.  I guess I could've gone when I finished but I was already cleaned up!!  I do my free training session on Friday morning.  I plan on going in the morning BEFORE Bible class...I've just been doing the ARC for 30 minutes but have been increasing/changing up the resistence!

K  ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 11, 2011, 02:37:57 pm
I'm snowed in today and still in my jammies.
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Post by: cindyj on January 12, 2011, 09:29:22 am
Been snowed/iced in for days...you know Atl completely shuts down in this...can't get out today either...ugh...so, no training going on - was supposed to do 8 miles today, but guess not.  I'm going very stir crazy!  Getting a good bit of reading done - will go over to the Book Club thread to talk about that, though ;)

Heading out of town Friday morning for a wedding in FL, so will be sometime next week before I can do anything resembling exercise (other than dancing at rehearsal and reception!)...will come back here looking for my motivation, so you guys let us know what you're doing!

Cindy
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Post by: Keri on January 12, 2011, 01:23:02 pm
cindy.. i was wondering about your training and the snow. i wish we would have gotten a little more!

have fun at the wedding!

when is your half?

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Post by: cindyj on January 13, 2011, 09:11:22 am
Keri, still many inches of snow on the ground and ice on the road...the 1/2 is Feb 13th...ready or not, we'll go and have a great time - a girl trip to FL!  We're not worried about beating our time from last year.  Another friend joined us who has never done a 1/2 and our goal (well, mine, anyway) is to get her through it.  She wants/needs to lose a good bit of weight, so we're hoping this will inspire her to keep exercising.  It's a HUGE breast cancer fund raiser with all the hoopla that goes with such an event - and we get to do about a mile right on the beach - beautiful!

Hope the rest of you are doing well!  Remember, doesn't have to be an hour of exercise, just do 10 minutes of something if that's all you've got...the next time, maybe you'll squeeze in 15 minutes - it all adds up to good things!  (Now, I'm going to try to take my own advice and do a few minutes  :D)

Cindy
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Post by: Kaybo on January 13, 2011, 09:38:39 am
Well, we joined the gym one week ago today and I have been every weekday except one (had to tutor at elementart school)...I did the ARC for 30 minutes again today but really upped the resistence and incline so I burned more calories.  I have my introductory session with the trainer tomorrow so we'll see how that goes!

K   ;D
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Post by: CHD63 on January 13, 2011, 10:16:46 am
Now I am put to shame .....  We have basically been snowed in for two days ..... although today looks promising to get out!  Told myself I would get on the Wii as an alternative ..... but alas, that did not happen either.   :'(

Today I will.  Today I will.  Today I will.  Today I will.  Today I will.  Today I will.  Today I will.  Today I will.  Today I will.  Today I will.  Today I will.     ::) ::) ::)

Clarice
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Post by: Keri on January 13, 2011, 10:31:05 am
I get a 'daily kick in the butt' delivered to me on email from runner's world. here's a good one (apply to running, going to the gym.. etc)
"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running. "
Sarah Condor

that's a great reminder to me, who keeps putting it off, and then feels much better once i get out and run. need to do that today!!

i know it is hard with the snow. i wish i had those snowshoe things because it would be so much fun to go by the creek near our house and try that. i ran and biked two days ago, and ran just a little yesterday. today i need to run a bit more. then off tomorrow.

cindy, i'm glad you'll be running with your friend. you know what to expect and she doesn't and will probably be nervous. you'll be a great help!

kaybo!!! you're doing great! good for you!!  clarice.. you'll get back. go get on that Wii!!i just can't bring myself to 'YELL' at someone as sweet as clarice!
I'M MISSING JAN!!!
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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 13, 2011, 09:47:15 pm
I've fallen off the wagon and can't get back on  :(

I'm still hoping to, though.

Jan
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Post by: Jill Marie on January 13, 2011, 10:02:55 pm
Hi troops,

Keri - How could I yell at you to get exercising when I can't even get up at the crack of dawn let alone exercise then.  As we all get back into the swing of things I'm sure we can offer you some more fuel for your competitive nature

Syl - Don't listen to the doctor, they don't always know what they are talking about or how to help motivate you, yes, using the hand rails don't give you the same workout as moving your arms as you go but it's a small difference in what you get out of the walk/run.  Your legs are still moving at the same pace and your heart is still pumping strong.  Besides anything you do is better than doing nothing and the doctor should have been more supportive especially considering they know your medical history

Kay - Sounds like you are on track for a good 2011 of exercising, if you have any long term down times I will get you going again

Sara - Good idea on the weekends off, you deserve it after all you did through Christmas, on the weekends its fun to do something that gets you a bit of exercise but you don't think of it that way because it's enjoyable, walk with the kids, bowling etc.

Jan - Get MOVING!

Soundy - Put your sights on Spring, think good warm thoughts and how in shape you would like to be come Spring and kick the BAH HUMBUGS to the curb

Cindy - Wish I was going to the Breast Cancer run with you, sounds like a great time.  One of my favorite Aunts passed away from breast cancer when I was only 8.  I know the best part of your run will be helping your friend get excited about getting in shape.  My oldest needs some inspiration, will have to think of something he & I can do to jump start his weight loss, he just broke up with his girlfriend so it could be tough

It sounds like most of us are getting going after the Holidays, for those that need inspiration I say:

I've been sick most of the week but still went to work and still worked out, sore throat Mon, Tues, Wed.  Wednesday it snowed 4 inches and I came home and shoveled for 1 1/2 hours.  Woke up in the middle of the night coughing and hacking, woke up and went to work, then worked out.  Then went home and took a nap, sissy that I am.  I just didn't want to stop working out because I know one missed day leads to two, at least for me.

My husbands work makes him sign up for vacation first thing so we have already planned our first week.  We are going bike riding in June, were talking 30 miles a day so I have to get going, didn't have to be in shape tell September last year.  

Just want to say welcome to anyone that happens by this thread that doesn't usually read it, please come join us!  Be it as someone already said, 10 minutes a day or more doesn't matter, just get going!  Drill Sgt. Jill
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Post by: Keri on January 13, 2011, 10:16:18 pm
JILL!! so good to see you! you have (as always) said a lot of wise and encouraging things. i hope you feel 100% better soon. i may ask you some questions about biking details and all once the weather gets warmer and i'm trying to bike some too.

Jan - i know you'll get back to it... you always do. that's what i admire so much about you. you don't quit. there may be some breaks because of life in general, but you don't quit!

when saturday comes around i'll be coming to you all for some encouragement and accountability....

keri

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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 13, 2011, 10:28:38 pm
I will get back to it.  The quote Keri gave us is so true.

I've always found that the hardest part of running is getting out the door, but once I do I'm thankful I did.

Just a lot of stuff going on in my life right now  :(

Jan
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Post by: Keri on January 15, 2011, 09:43:19 am
jan... thanks for sharing and i hope things are better soon. it's hard to prioritize exercise and the time for it when other things are happening, and in our case, that usually involves kids and their problems.

i am putting off running and i really need to get out the door. it's so hard to do a long run on a saturday when you don't get out early.

yell at me later if i don't report back that i had a good long run.

keri
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Post by: texsooner on January 15, 2011, 10:08:58 am
Hey Keri....I'll yell at you. Get out there and run!!!  I bet your family can make do for an hour or so. Don't put it off....I've been out there this morning and it was great. Don't know what your weather is, but it's about 50 here in between rain showers....good running weather for me.

Everybody get active and be safe.

Patrick
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Post by: msmaggie on January 15, 2011, 04:39:48 pm
Even I got out today for a nice long walk....after being holed up in my house while it was 40 outside.  I am glad to see the sunshine again.  I need to make up for all those days I chose to hibernate :)

Priscilla
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Post by: Keri on January 16, 2011, 03:44:01 pm
good for you, priscilla!

thanks for the YELLING, patrick!! i did get out... ran a paved trail near my house - it was probably low 40's.. a bit of snow still on the ground; pretty. i ran from noon to about 3:00 and will call it 15 miles. i had a friend join me for about an hour. that was really nice. was glad i did it. then came home and watched the ravens lose : (   : (   but what a game.

keri
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Post by: Jill Marie on January 19, 2011, 11:38:06 pm
Mid week check in!

Jan - Get movin, when life lets ya, I know you want to get back at it, we just can't sometimes

Pat -  Good job on getting Keri moving and of course on your continued running

Priscilla - Bet it felt great to break out of the house, I wanted to get out last weekend but I was sick, hoping for good weather this weekend

Keri - I feel better now, not 100% but hoping to be back to normal by this weekend.  When you get to biking feel free to ask me questions, if I don't have an answer I'm sure my Hubby will.  Can't believe you ran 15 miles Saturday, riding that long does me in.  If you need inspired this weekend let us know.

Got a question for all you workout friends, I realize you're not doctors so just looking for opinions.  I started doing the weight machines last week, between the weights and being sick(coughing) my chest and stomach muscles were pretty sore.  Took the weekend off, did weights Monday, felt ok, then did them again Tuesday and had to put the heating pad on most of the evening.  So the question is, should I keep doing the same weights, do a little less or wait a day or two before I do them again?

I don't do New Year's Resolutions but I did decid today that this year I will meet my goal.  I don't have a target weight I have a measurement goal.  This year, one way or another I will have a stomach measurement that is less then my chest measurement.  If I don't reach my goal through exercise and weights by July, I will have to resort to implants!  Jill :o  
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Post by: Kaybo on January 20, 2011, 06:17:56 am
I was doing great and going everyday my kids were in school but then I didn't go yesterday - I have had some fever - think I may have a touch of the flu.  I AM going to feel better today (I have to - I have a hair appointment!) but I am still not going to work out.  I had the 1st part of my assessment, and even though I did horrible and am OBESE, I rocked on the flexibility.  The trainer couldn't even believe it - it was the highest she had EVER seen anyone get.  She said she was a 12 - I was 23!!  My claim to fame!  Also, I did 29 sit-ups - certainly not good, but but not too bad for a fat girl (Dave only did 25 and he is in GREAT shape according to their test!)!  :o

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 20, 2011, 10:42:43 am
Jill Marie, I have always been told to rest a muscle group for at least 48 hours between weight sessions. So if you do upper body one day, do lower body the next. The soreness is caused by little tears in the muscle fibers. Muscles grow stronger as they repair the little tears, so allow a little time to let them repair. That's how we are able to increase the amount of weight we lift. My advise is to rest for a day or two and continue at the same weight, increasing as you are able.
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Post by: Jill Marie on January 21, 2011, 09:36:47 pm
Kay - Just remember, you are on the right TRACK, it's the people that don't take that first STEP that we're worried about.  When you feel better you will get back at it and will show the trainer what you can accomplish with that flexibility. 

Sara - Thanks for the advice.  My upper body is now feeling better, however, the lower body is now complaining!  I've always done the same machines every day, will now alternate.  Thanks for explaining the why's of doing it that way.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with some sunshine to help get you out for some sun and fun!  Jill
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Post by: Keri on January 22, 2011, 10:15:29 pm
i hope everyone's feeling better.

kaybo - that's an awesome score on flexibility. i'm not flexible at all; always admire people who are. 29 sit ups is great too! i'm trying to do those daily... i've not made it up to your level!

jill marie - sounds like sara has helped you with a good plan. i think it is good to do different things. even in running... i can fall into a rut of doing the same old boring route up and down the street. but it's better if i can add some hill work, distance, some speed work, etc.

i usually do a long run on saturday mornings. since it was supposed to be in the teens, i was able to arrange my schedule and get out the door at 3:00pm on friday afternoon. it was a warm 29 or so and windy. i felt pretty good and stuck it out. i slept in this morning while my husband got up and ran in the lovely cold weather. it's easy to complain, but really, i'd rather run when it's cold that when it's real hot and humid.

today, i decided to bike in the 'heat' of the day (23 degrees). i ran a little first and was warm. then got on the bike. FREEZING!!!! i forgot how easy it is to get cold on a bike even if you have on layers. took me a while to thaw out once i was done. jill, do you or your husband bike when it's cold? now i know why some retire their bikes for the winter. if i'm going to keep at it i need to get some better cold weather gear.

i hope everyone has a great weekend and fits in a workout or two!! you'll feel better once you did.

keri
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Post by: texsooner on January 23, 2011, 02:59:16 pm
Keri, good job on the run. I know exactly what you mean about biking in the cold. I hate it. I don't like bike riding in any weather lower than 50 degrees, but I'm okay doing it in the +100 degree weather we have in the summer time.  I don't know how you did it in the 20's....I have the winter gear to bike ride, but still wouldn't even think about saddling up being that cold. I like bike riding better than running, but I took up running just a few years ago so that I'd have something consistent to do during the winter. Fortunately, the winters are not that rough here is SE Texas, so I can do my bike ridiing from Feb thru Sept. This works out pretty good for my running as I can run Oct thru January and prepare for the Houston Marathon in late January every year. 

Everybody stay active and safe this week.

Patrick
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Post by: Keri on January 24, 2011, 12:40:58 pm
hey patrick!!

we will be hollerin' for you as you run the houston marathon this weekend! i just looked at the weather. low 60's.. not too bad. i think 40's is ideal, but 60's is nothing to complain about, especially since more people will be out cheering if it's not too darn cold!

i hope it goes well and can't wait to hear the details! i'm sure you'll do great.

keri
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Post by: cindyj on January 24, 2011, 12:52:29 pm
Yes, Patrick, enjoy the marathon(didn't realize it was this weekend, thx for being on top of that, Keri)!  You continue to be such a great inspiration!  Do let us know how it goes...

Cindy
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Post by: Kaybo on January 24, 2011, 01:01:34 pm
Dave & I were wondering when it was - we might come out as I'm pretty sure Dave's brother is doing the 1/2!  GO PATRICK!!

K   ;D
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Post by: Keri on January 24, 2011, 06:41:14 pm
kay,
that would be great if you could go. they'll have a course map on their website online with a spectator guide - sometimes you can see them easily at two different places just by travelling a few blocks.

i know when i run a marathon, i really appreciate the people cheering. you and your girlies would make a great cheerleading squad!

keri
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Post by: Jill Marie on January 24, 2011, 09:10:15 pm
Keri- Good idea on the Friday afternoon run, usually hard to get motivated on a Friday afternoon but sure beats running in the teens of Saturday morning, I wouldn't do it.  Can't believe you rode in the 20's, I quit riding in October when it's too dark to ride after work, same goes for my Hubby.  Right now he is riding the bike to the bus stop, wants to start getting in shape again as he remembers the pain he went through last year.  I agree with Patrick, no riding when it's cold you get the wind resistance added on and it's just plain bbbrrrrrrrr!

Speaking of Patrick - Good luck on your Houston Marathon, will be thinking about you this weekend! 

Went Geo-caching with my Hubby and the 2 dogs yesterday, we walked and walked and walked. When I went down the hill the fast way we decided to call it a day.  Then sat with the heating pad on the back of the legs, etc.  all evening while talking to my Dad then my sister on the phone.  Bike muscles aren't the same as walking muscles, so boy am I sore.  Went to the club and rode the bike, felt ok tell I got off the bike, then went and did upper body weights as recommended by Sara.  Our dogs were so tired that they didn't even beg during dinner last night.   :D :D
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Post by: Kaybo on January 25, 2011, 08:59:33 am
have gone to the gym both days this week...

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 25, 2011, 09:37:11 am
Me too, Kay!
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Post by: texsooner on January 25, 2011, 02:14:18 pm
Thanks for all the well wishes for my first marathon run this weekend...special thanks to Keri for her tips and sage advice. The local weather guys are saying there's a good chance of rain and upper 50's for race day. I'd rather it be dry and low 40's, but guess it could be worse.

I like to set targets for events I do and train for.....kind of keeps me motivated and also gives me a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction when I reach the goals. So, here's my official Houston Marathon goals:

1) Make it to the starting line. (After +600 miles of training, I've got to make it to the start).
2) Make it all the way to the finish line (26.2 miles come rain or shine) before they shut down the race.
3) Beat Al Roker's NYC Marathon time (7 hrs, 9 minutes)
4) Beat Jared's (Subway dude) NYC Marathon time (5 hrs, 14 minutes)
5) Beat the 5 hour mark

and 2 stretch goals:
6) Beat the 4 1/2 hour mark
7) Finish in top half of particants overall and in my age group.

The first 5 are attainable goals for me if I'm healthy on race day and can avoid accidents, so I'll be somewhat disappointed if I don't get all of those. The stretch goals are probably iffy and will depend on the weather and how I hold up (especially the last 10 miles). I can't hide from any of these, as all the times get posted for the public to see later on the day of the marathon.

I'm nervous about it (being my first full marathon), but once I get running, I think I'll be okay. Thanks again for all your support. I'll let y'all know what happens.

Patrick

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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 25, 2011, 09:15:40 pm
First and foremost, let me say that Patrick, YOU ROCK!!!

Now for a report from a lesser athlete (me)  :D

Finally made it to the gym yesterday after work, where I ran 1 1/2 miles and found the most incredible thing they have there - a full size punching bag where it's amazing how great you can feel after you smack the hell out of it  ;D  Took all my stress away - and believe me, my stress level has been at an all time high the past few months (won't bore you with all the bloody details).

Even better, I returned today after work and ran again; I'm hopeful I'm back on the exercise path for good.

May have to skip tomorrow though; picking up the keys to our new place after work. 

Oh man, I can feel the stress of moving already - better get back to that punching bag  ;)

Good luck, Patrick.  No matter how many of your goals you reach, you'll make us proud - and me jealous that you're in much better shape than I am. 

Jan

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Post by: Keri on January 25, 2011, 10:34:17 pm
Jill - are you alright... did you roll down the hill the 'fast way?' glad you're getting your exercise in creative ways! be careful.

kay and sara - good for you!

jan - i'm so glad you got back - i knew you would. that's great about the punching bag. i do part time bookkeeping work for a residential contractor and once i helped with demo and banged the heck out of a bathroom wall using a sledge hammer; another time threw (and smashed) windows in the back of a dump trailer. good way to relieve stress! and i hope your move goes well... that's a lot of exercise itself for sure. don't feel badly when you have to take a day off; rest is important too (although if you're moving, you're probably not resting much).

patrick - i love your goals!  i think you'll reach the first 5 as well, no problem. probably break 4 1/2 hours as well. my goal in my last marathon was to beat jared too! i didn't do it though; he beat me. i willl try to next time! i have seen people running marathons with a sign on their back like 'beat oprah' and then have her time (which i think was in the 4 + hour range, but it was a while ago). but marathons are unpredictable, even to the fastest and most experienced.. but i know you'll do fine. i hope if it does rain it's just a light mist. that may be kind of nice. it is something to be a bit nervous about, but once you start, you'll be fine. it's kind of emotional too, after doing all that training... it's finally here! wish we could all be there cheering!

have a good week everyone!

keri
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 26, 2011, 01:23:39 pm
Slept in this morning and went to do my cardio workout after chapel at school. I never thought I would say this, but it's easier to get it over with at 5:00 a.m.

Jan, I did not know you were moving. Best wishes - I hope it's a good move. I've always meant to try a kickboxing class, but it sounds like more fun just to hit the dummies.

Patrick and Keri - cheering for the two of you from Missouri. You make us all proud.

Jill Marie, hope you feel better soon. It's a good sore, right?

Kay, keep up the good work.

Gotta go run errands now, so to everyone else I haven't had time to mention . . . keep it moving!
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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 26, 2011, 11:02:04 pm
Yes, I am moving within a matter of weeks.  Have lived in my current house for 24 years (yikes, am I really that old  ???) and my kids have lived here all their lives.

But new adventures await us.  Life has been very unpredictable the past five years. 

Jan

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Post by: saralynn143 on January 27, 2011, 07:43:27 pm
Message from Keri:

I just wrote this but not sure it posted... i can t get on ana from my phone. we are on day 2 with no power (out in the hinterlands: surburban DC haha). Tell the exercise grp i ll be back when i get power and im getting my wrkouts hauling firewood thru snow. im sure soundy will have something to say to that! thanks, sara


Hope you thaw out soon, Keri.
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Post by: Kaybo on January 27, 2011, 07:47:33 pm
have lost 6 pounds...worked on the rest of the stuff (weights) today with the trainer for my initial stint with her.  I am too cheap to have my own trainer - even though I would LOVE it, but she is really good and said that when we are both up there to always ask her stuff and she'll help me!!  Yea for that!

Way to go Jan!

Keri - see you when you have power again - guess you'll use a lot of muscles shoveling snow!

K   ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on January 27, 2011, 09:56:29 pm
Hi everyone,

Kay - Way to go on working out and loosing 6#, gotta be happy about that and encouraged to keep going even when you don't want to!

Sara - Yes, it's a good sore each and everyday & each and every new sore muscle.  Another club joined our club so there's lots of new machines to try out.  When I get up in the morning and start to move I fondly remember the new machines I tried the night before.

Patrick - Thanks so much for posting your goals, it really helps to know the why and how of what you're doing.  It means a lot more than just saying I'm doing a marathon, will be thinking about you this weekend

Jan - YEAH for you, back on the exercise plan, can't be easy with a move in the works.  If you change your mind about boring us with the details of what's been going on feel free to share, we're here for physical and emotional support

Keri - No I didn't go down the hill the fastest way possible, I sure went for a nice slide though, luckily Hubby was there to catch me so I didn't do the roll.  Looks like you are doing some alternative exercising as well, firewood hauling is great exercise.

I'm a creature of habit so between being in the habit of checking this thread for support and in the habit of stopping at the club after work I'm doing pretty good.  I've upped the bike riding from 30 minutes to 50 and I'm doing a bit more weights or increasing the weight everyday.  My pants aren't tight like they were just after Christmas so that's a real plus.  Making plans for our first vacation in June so that really helps motivate me.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!!  Jill
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Post by: leapyrtwins on January 28, 2011, 05:56:02 pm

Jan - YEAH for you, back on the exercise plan, can't be easy with a move in the works.  If you change your mind about boring us with the details of what's been going on feel free to share, we're here for physical and emotional support

Thanks for the offer, but there's so much crap going on in my life right now if I posted it all I'm not sure anyone would believe me.

It would make a great country song, though  ;D

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 28, 2011, 09:37:28 pm
Think about your audience here, Jan. We have all lived the unbelievable. We'll listen if you care to talk. Otherwise just know we're behind you.
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Post by: Jill Marie on January 28, 2011, 10:58:49 pm
The creature of habit jumped off the wagon tonight!  Got a call at work from my oldest son, said he was ok but could hear it in his voice that he wasn't ok.  Told him I would call him after work, called but couldn't get him so Mother Bear headed home to see if he was there.  Somethings are more important than working out.  He called me at home later, said he broke up with long time girl friend, it's a good thing but still hard to do. 

Jan - I agree with Sara,  here to listen if you want to talk, if it will help to just talk about it, either way we are thinking about you and hoping life gets better soon. Jill
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Post by: saralynn143 on January 29, 2011, 08:48:08 am
Good reminder, Jill. Some things are more important than working out. I have been amazed since starting BFL how hard-core some participants are. I want fitness to be part of my life, but not rule it.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on January 29, 2011, 09:27:55 am
So here's a thought/question...the trainer that I worked with both days (initial consultation split because of time) was very surprised by my core strength.  I can do far more sit-ups than most people in my shape (or lack thereof!!)  and am able to do plank, inverted sit-ups and the Roman chair fairly easily also.  I got to thinking about it and am wondering if it is because my body is always "fighting" with itself to keep me upright??  Has my core strengthened as a result of that?

Thoughts anyone...

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on January 29, 2011, 09:43:52 am
I have gained 2 pounds and no happy about that ... we are having warmer weather and hope I can get out and walk ... I just don't do cold well and our highs of 30 or lower have kept me in ...
been running a temp off and on for no reason ... don't feel bad just have the temp ... doctor checked hormones thinking  maybe I was beginning to experience "my own personal summers" but that is not it ... running ANA levels and to try to determine if it is lupus related ... if I was running a temp because I was coming down with something I would ignore it thinking it was just me ... I worry about spreading germs but doctor said go on as usual since not sick and no one around me is sick ...


walked in school gym yesterday in between working on bookfair arrangements and helping to clean out a work room to set up for Sweethearts Tournament lunch that is on Monday ... we were told just make it look like more than a store room ... we took all the  micro waves but one to basement and took 2 of the three coffee makers and hid them in classroom closets ... the book shelf that is in the corner where we leave and take books was straightened up and we put Valentines decorations on the bulletin board ... and we have to undo it Tuesday and will get another work out  ... the walk carrying things down embankment to basement is a good leg and bun work out ...it was  too wet to put stuff in my truck and drive it around the building and down the bank ... I can feel the burn in my achy muscles today ... I can work out a muscle group and be tired and a bit achy one day but the real soreness catches up with me about 15 -20 hours later ...

gym teacher getting a set of wobble boards ... someone  that is PTO President  ;) ( wink wink ) suggested them when it was put on the table to get some new types of indoor toys/workout equipment ... they kinda look like mini Waves and can be used the same way as a wave ... it also has a set of games where you kinda duck walk with them ... races ... wobbling and dribbling a ball or wobbling and doing chest passes with a ball ... I think the kids are ( read I am ) going to like them  ;D ... got ones that can take up to 250 pounds ...this way they can be used for all grades and the occasional adult that sneaks in to play with them ... only 14.95 each or 6 for 69.95 ... after they come in I may order one for myself here ... they are  suppose to develop balance and upper body control ... I am gonna test them out to make sure they are a good thing  :) ... I  told coach that was a condition to me signing the check ... I am calling this my abuse of power before backing out of office ... I also ordered benches for upper grade teachers to sit on when the kids go out in the afternoons ... right now they have the kids carry a classroom chair in and out ... I like spending other peoples money ... still have $200 to spend for gym and undecided ... trying to find something new and different that will benefit all the kids from K - 8th grade ...
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Post by: Soundy on January 29, 2011, 09:55:10 am
So here's a thought/question...the trainer that I worked with both days (initial consultation split because of time) was very surprised by my core strength.  I can do far more sit-ups than most people in my shape (or lack thereof!!)  and am able to do plank, inverted sit-ups and the Roman chair fairly easily also.  I got to thinking about it and am wondering if it is because my body is always "fighting" with itself to keep me upright??  Has my core strengthened as a result of that?

Thoughts anyone...

K   ;D


A HA ... I think you have got something there ... I can do more situps than I could pre-surgery ... I remember when I was having to find my new balance right after surgery that muscles on sides from hip bone to just under bra line would get sore if I just walked too long ...and lower back muscles would get sore too ...I had thought about it and just excused it as a side effect of surgery ...magically I could now do sit ups ...I think you have found my answer
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Post by: Keri on January 29, 2011, 02:56:41 pm
that's interesting, kay, about your core strength and theory. what in the world are inverted sit ups? i'm having a tough time doing the regular ones! but am doing more than i did when i started a few weeks ago. and i know that this core strength working out thing is helping my running. i had heard that before, but didn't really do anything about it. i forgot the reasons why, but it helps. so i'm sure since you are so strong in that, kay, that whatever else you do will just be helped.

that wobbly ball sounds kind of fun, soundy!

PATRICK!!! GOOD LUCK - RUN GREAT in your marathon tomorrow!!!! We are proud of you!!!!

keri
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Post by: Keri on January 30, 2011, 11:37:57 am
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/livenow?id=6600207

this link is a live link to houston marathon. the time right now shows about 4:35. patrick may have already finished or may cross any minute. the clock time is diffferent from the chip time; sometimes it takes runners in big races several minutes just to make it across the start.

i'd love to see patrick; i don't even know what he looks like (except from his pic); i know he's tall! so i'm looking for tall guys!

we'll be able later to see a replay of runners finishing.

yay patrick!! considering the weather was for thunderstorms and very humid... i'm so glad the race wasn't cancelled.

he's on pace to finish (based on his other times) strong!!
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Post by: Keri on January 30, 2011, 11:50:18 am
everyone go congratulate patrick! 4:28!!!
awesome finish!


keri
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Post by: Soundy on January 30, 2011, 01:05:27 pm
I am thinking of making up my own style of marathon ....walking not running ...joints won't take  running ...

I can turn out our driveway to right and drive to school and it is 12.5 miles ... to left it is 10.5 miles ... going to left I have to take a right to get to school but if I go straight across I can go a 1.5 down the road to some hay property we own ...

so I can go out drive to right and walk to school but pass it by and head home on shorter route , when I get to our road turn right instead of left to come home and instead go to hay field and turn around and come back to cross road  , look both ways and  cross road and come home ....it would be 26 miles ... and I know alot of people along the way to get rides home from in the event that I give up  ;D...

husband thinks this is a crazy ambition ... if I don't work up to it before it gets too hot I will have to do an evening walk in the summer ... I am up to tolerating about 6 miles and smile intact ...10 with discomfort and no smile ... I figure it would take me about 8 hours to walk it ... I  walk about a mile in 15 minutes which would come out to 6.5 hours for 26 miles... but figure I will have slow down due to tiredness ... gotta talk the girls into this ... may just start walking on Saturday mornings and call Bo to come get us when I reach my limit ... work up to making full circle ...

I walk better outside than around gym at school ... I like scenery to change ...

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Post by: saralynn143 on January 30, 2011, 03:40:16 pm
Go for it, Soundy.
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Post by: Kaybo on January 30, 2011, 04:09:36 pm
we are behind you Soundy!!  DO IT!!

K   ;D
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Post by: cindyj on January 30, 2011, 06:29:38 pm
Awesome, Patrick!  Way to go - what a finish!  WOW!

Cindy
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Post by: texsooner on January 31, 2011, 07:49:25 am
Thanks guys. I just posted on the other thread that Keri started on my marathon run yesterday. Just to close the loop, I'm very happy and proud to say that I did attain all my goals including the stretch ones (barely). Just looking at the overall race stats, out of the people that finished the whole marathon in my age group (50-54), I was 298th out of 704. And for the men in my age group, I was 248th out of 510.

Like I said on the other thread, I'm going to take a few days off from exercising to recover, but don't let that stop the rest of you.   ;)

Thanks.

Patrick
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Post by: Soundy on January 31, 2011, 08:19:53 pm
we are behind you Soundy!!  DO IT!!

K   ;D

now to get Bo behind me ... girls are kinda with me ...they are trying to figure out which way would be best ...both ways have a big hill each ...trying to figure which would be hardest to walk... I say we should get dropped at foot of each and walk up...see which hurts the worst ...

the girls say they would rather ride bikes but I feel safer walking ... country roads don't always lend themselves to bike riding ...

Patrick ... I set myself a goal in walks to just finish ...so far I have ...  you did great ... I need to set higher goals for myself ...
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Post by: Jill Marie on January 31, 2011, 09:54:36 pm
The SPOTLIGHT belongs to PATRICK, way to go, awesome show of what one can do when they put there mind to it, despite physical challenges.   When you get out there I'm assuming you feel like you're just one of the crowd, not someone that has overcome medical issues.  You are out there with all the others with there own issues trying to finish a 26 mile Marathon.  You deserve to be proud of yourself and you deserve a nice long break, we promise to keep moving! 8) 8) 8)

Soundy - Let us know how the Soundy Marathon progresses, looks like you have a good plan in mind, now to see if it works for you. 

Did some more Geo-caching this week end, it was 35 with a wind chill but we wanted to get out anyway, don't know how far we walked and I don't care, had fun and got some exercise so that's all that matters.  As Sara said, exercise is a part of my life it doesn't rule my life.  Back to the club tonight so I'm back at it, however, I bought some Waffle Cone Ice cream in a moment of weakness over the weekend so we will have to see who wins, the ice cream or the workouts! 

Jill
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 01, 2011, 11:33:01 am
Probably not going to make it to the gym for several days. I'm going to have to figure out how to do high intensity interval snow-shoveling.
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Post by: CHD63 on February 01, 2011, 01:28:04 pm
Oh, do be careful with the snow shoveling ...... that is a heart attack waiting to happen.  I have been reading more and more about how heart attacks for women far out number breast cancers.

We are missing this awful storm coming ..... looks to be only rain for us, but we've had our share of the white stuff already this winter.

..... and yes, I am going to the gym three times a week.   ;D

Clarice
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Post by: Kaybo on February 01, 2011, 01:31:52 pm
Sounds like Amarillo with the wind howling outside!!

I have been to the gym 2x's this week and plan to go the rest of the week - however, I may have to skip out on tomorrow so I can help set up for a luncheon at church.  We'll see what I wind up doing!  I did notice my pants weren't as tight this morning!   :)

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 01, 2011, 04:40:42 pm
Don't worry, Clarice, that was a joke. But I don't think I am in danger of a heart attack anyway - no risk factors. Kaybo, you're going to have to go to the gym for all of us Midwesterners this week. Have fun with that, OK?
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Post by: Keri on February 01, 2011, 11:03:00 pm
our snow is melting, i guess. were supposed to have an ice storm tonight, but now it's rain. i ran saturday long and today a little. i need to get out tomorrow and thursday, take friday off, then another long run saturday.

great, Clarice, on the gym going!

have a good, safe, warm??? week!

keri
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 02, 2011, 07:53:54 am
Warm sounds good, -8 here tonight. Brrr!
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Post by: leapyrtwins on February 02, 2011, 08:24:07 am
Haven't been to the gym lately, but will definitely get exercise the next few days shoveling snow.

I have two driveways to shovel - the one at my house and the one at the house I'm supposed to be moving into.  Lucky me!

The weather people were right.  We have snow and LOTS of it.  In fact it's still snowing now.

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on February 02, 2011, 11:17:26 am
Didn't go to the gym today, in fact, I'm laying back in bed - reading & sleeping & trying to stay warm!! We are having "rolling blackouts" - 3 so far - the 1st at 5:45 right before I got Addi uP for practice! She said she'd never gotten dressed in the dark before! Guess they'll have stories to tell about their days w/ intermittent power! The 2nd was after I dropped them off as school was to start - bet that was crazy! 

I figured I'd be right in the middle of working out & the machine would die...& I was just plain lazy!

Have a good day & stay warm!

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on February 02, 2011, 12:20:25 pm
who sent me Arctic air ??? this time yesterday it was about 60* ... it was breezy but nice out ... right now it is 30* with wind chill of 19*  :o

I walked down to the drive get the mail and decided to train by going down the road on one of my looping short routes that is just over 4 miles ... easy peasy ... well not when your face goes numb , your eye begins to run , as does your nose so you have frozen tears and snot on your face and you can't feel your nose or the fronts of your legs ... it was not blowing when I left ... the wind cuts through your clothe like a knife ... got on here to check wind chill and seeing 19* know why I am cold ... been back an hour and insides still feel cold and face feels funny ... hands were gloved and stuffed in pockets and are fine ... trunk cool but fine ... arms , legs and face not so fine ... had knit hat on and hood pulled over that ...face getting cold translates to head getting cold ...took precautionary dose of Tylenol and so far no headache ....

I may never walk again  :( ... one advantage is since my legs are frozen I can't tell if my muscles are aching  ;D ...


actually did have tears and snot froze on edge of hood ... tossed it the wash ... I am thinking of tossing myself in a nice hot shower to get rid of the rest of the chill ...
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 02, 2011, 09:18:53 pm
Soundy - I know what you mean about the wind, when we were walking Sunday it was fine as long as we were amongst the trees but out in the open it was bbbrrrr.  Glad you got out and about hopefully it will be warmer next time.

Clarice - Glad to hear your getting to the gym on a regular basis, how's the balance issue going?

Kay - Yeah for the loose pants, love that feeling.

Kerri - Did you get out today, hope so, and how about tomorrow?

Jan - You get extra points for snow shoveling as you are getting exercise and working at the same time.

Sara - Did you find your way out of the snow yet, if so, can you head my way, I need a personal trainer.  I asked about taking care of sore muscles and you told me to do upper body weights one day then lower body weights the next.  Guess I need someone with me to remind me of that.  I decided to try some more of the new weight machines, I like them, I like them so much that I tried several of each(lower & upper).  Now my muscles are mad at me and I'm not sure which ones to pick on tomorrow.  Might go for the lower muscles, there not quite as sore. 

We are pretty cold hear 9 at night, low 20's in the day but at least we don't have the snow like most of you guys.  Should be mid 30's or 40's this weekend, sure hope so.  Today I decided I've had enough of Winter, must be that Groundhog Day thing!  Have a great rest of the week, Jill :D
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Post by: Keri on February 02, 2011, 10:06:01 pm
i think i'd rather have snow on the ground and 32 than no snow and 10. but i do feel for those who have so much.

jill, thanks for asking... i did run yesterday (literally ran to the bank) and today (ran in the snow). that was kind of fun. it was about 4" of snow, not 4' like some have! tomorrow i need to not put it off all day. i need to run in the morning!! when i put it off all day, then by the end of the day i only go about 25-30 minutes. would like to do a bit more during the week.

keri
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 02, 2011, 10:44:49 pm
Tomorrow is the third consecutive snow day for the kids. The Y will be open tomorrow, but we have a very long driveway that was only partially cleared today, so I still can't get out. We will have to finish tomorrow.

Jill, if you must do a weight workout, go ahead and do lower body, but you could also do only cardio and pick up with weights the following day.

Soundy, you stay warm and healthy. That is an order and not a suggestion.

Kaybo, what's with the power outages? It's not like y'all are buried in snow down there. Is it the wind?

Jan, I'm right there with you - two captive teenagers, who will be helping with the driveway yet again tomorrow. They may actually be glad to get back to school Friday.

Keep up the good work, everyone.
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Post by: CHD63 on February 03, 2011, 08:27:54 am
Jill .....

Thanks for the "pep talk."  I needed that!  Did not get to the Y yesterday ...... no excuse except that I was way more "wonkyheaded" than usual  ..... don't know why.  Spent almost the entire night wide awake last night.  Probably totally mental since my MRI is coming up shortly.  I've had a headache for two days but that is probably my usual barometric pressure change headache with this storm system that affected Sara, Soundy, and Jan especially.  We had lots of wind but only about a half inch of actual snow.  Cold this morning and flurrying.

Clarice
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Post by: Kaybo on February 03, 2011, 08:30:44 am
Saralynn~
Actually, the sleet/snow (they have predicted up to 3" - for HOUSTON - I admit - I'm skeptical!) is supposed to come this afternoon & everyone is FREAKING OUT!!  Schools have already announced early closures & cancellation of extra curricular activities for tonight.  Ours hasn't & I am torn as Addi's Play-offs are slated to start tonight - I'm sure that they will be cancelled.  It will be a mess after dark and no one knows how to drive on it AND there are no ice trucks!  

We are having "rolling blackouts" to help the state have enough energy to keep from having major power outages in other parts...you can google it!  Gotta run get Addi to school & go to the grocery _ I'm sure everyone'll be there "stocking up" - me, I just need frozed pancakes - forgot them yesterday! ::)

K   ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 04, 2011, 12:33:10 am
Our youngest is back home from Texas this evening and depending on how much time we see him vs girl friend gets to see him will determine how much time I have to exercise, he just left to see said girl friend so it looks like my exercise card is open!   :-\

Keri - I like shoveling snow for exercise but have never tried running in it , bet you get an even better work out with the snow resistance.  I can see where it would be fun as long as you don't slip and slide as you go.  Good idea on getting the morning workout, I use to go to work at 9 or 10:30 a.m. so I went to the gym before work, seems like I had more energy and therefore pedaled faster etc.  When I get to the club after work I'm tired so it takes a while to get in the swing of it.

Clarice - I can see why you didn't go to the gym, the wonky head must make it really hard to function let alone try and work out and keep your balance.  Sorry to hear your having headaches and not sleeping.  Wouldn't doubt it if the not sleeping is caused by the upcoming MRI, I know that when I'm worried about up coming medical test or issues with my boys I don't sleep as well.  If you can get to the gym and do something that doesn't affect your wonky head as much I encourage you to do so as getting a workout as I'm sure you know will help you sleep which in turn could help with the other issues.  Hope the MRI turns out fine!

Kay - It's amazing how a little bit of snow can affect a place that isn't use to snow but to others that get it quite a bit, 3" is a piece of cake.  Been hearing about the weather from all over the last 3 days and I'm glad I'm where I am.  I'm ready for Spring!  Was glad our son made it home from San Antonio, was concerned when I read about the rolling blackouts and then heard on the news that some flights out of Dallas were canceled.

Sara - Did you get your driveway shoveled out?  I took your advice and stuck to the cardio tonight, did some fast paced shopping then headed to the gym and rode the bike at a higher level, then went home, never entered the weight room because a little Sara voice told me not to.  Don't feel sore at all so back to the weights tomorrow, upper OR lower! 

Weather or not you want to, weather or not you can, I hope you can weather this storm and get some exercise this weekend in whatever form suits you!  Jill :D
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 04, 2011, 10:53:33 am
Great job, Jill! Let us know how your workout goes.

The kids and I did finish the driveway yesterday. It took a little maneuvering to get out this morning, but I took Elbee to school, walked there for about half an hour while the teachers attended mass, then went to a women's health screening sponsored by the clinic where my husband works. My blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol screenings were all excellent, as were my weight and BMI. I explained to the dietitian and doctor what I was doing for my Body-for-Life challenge, and they told me to keep up the good work. I'm happy with that.
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Post by: Keri on February 04, 2011, 11:28:38 am
yay, sara; that's great!
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 04, 2011, 12:48:52 pm
I got curious about how long we have kept this thread going, so I went back and reread page 1. It's been over a year! Great work everyone - keep it up.
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Post by: Soundy on February 05, 2011, 10:12:39 am
down with bronchial infection ... I get them almost every year and doctor said I am not contagious but
that some  bug I snag but didn't develop ( maybe strep) just took up residence in my bronchial tubes ..
feel like I have inhaled smoke ... ask him if getting cold caused it like friends were claiming ( I don't believe
cold makes you sick ) and he said no but it could make me feel worse to get cold

that said I am eating antibiotics and cleaning house ... with alot of breaks thrown in ... reading and watching old
black and white movies on TCM ...


I wonder how many mile we have walked in a year and how many sit ups have been done??? for me alot more than
previous year but not as many as I would have like to get done ...
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Post by: cindyj on February 05, 2011, 11:50:10 am
I got curious about how long we have kept this thread going, so I went back and reread page 1. It's been over a year! Great work everyone - keep it up.

That is great!  Let's shoot for another year!

Did 8 miles this morning in the drizzle, BUT it wasn't sleet or snow, so I'm counting my blessings!  How long til Spring?  Know you guys up north have it so much worse than we do here, so I'm trying not to complain too much...trying...

Soundy, hope you feel better soon...

Cindy
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Post by: leapyrtwins on February 06, 2011, 11:35:26 am
Congrats to all of those who've kept going the past year!  Had to believe it's been a year since this thread started.

As for me, my exercise lately has been shoveling snow - we got 2 or 3 more inches this morning and will get a few more tomorrow - cleaning, and moving boxes.

I'm hopeful that in the next few weeks I'll be back to running again.  I miss it!

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 06, 2011, 03:26:02 pm
Enough snow already! I definitely feel the muscles that I used for shoveling, but I am happy to say that although I am aware they were used more than normal, I am not sore. Tomorrow morning I am going to make my husband to go to the gym with me. Well, I'll ask, but he has no choice but to go.
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 06, 2011, 10:01:59 pm
Back to work tomorrow, UGH!

Sara - The work out went well, stayed at the higher level on the bike despite knowing I would do weights too!  Did the upper body and just a couple of of the lower body, ones I really want to work on.  Feel great not sore at all.  Congratulations on the medical screenings, good reason to keep on doing what you're are doing and a good reason for the rest of us to keep it up.  How about we shoot for a 5 year reunion on this thread, should be interesting to see how we are all doing by then.

Soundy - So sorry to hear you're sick, had a bit of a scratchy throat this weekend but seem to be doing ok now.  Hope you feel better soon, knock off the cleaning and get lots of rest.

Jan - No rush on getting back to running except the fact that you like doing it, I'm sure you're burning plenty of calories and building muscles doing the shoveling and moving.

Cindy - Way to go on the 8 miles, that's quite a bit.  Funny you prefer the drizzle where as we were glad we had snow instead of rain while Geo-caching today.  My fingers got mighty cold though.  Yes, Spring please hurry up or at least Spring like weather. 

Going to work out on the emails now, have a great week, Jill
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Post by: Kaybo on February 07, 2011, 07:05:36 am
Was all mentally set to go back to the gym today...Addi has a 102 fever and both little girls were up in the night with tummy trouble!!  OH MY!!  I still may make it for a little while if the little ones get to school (letting them sleep now) & Dave works from home!
We'll see...

K   :-\
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Post by: Keri on February 07, 2011, 07:13:44 am
i just went back to page 1 of this and re-read it too (like sara had done). kay - look how far you've come! you were very reluctant waaaay back then!

jill - thanks for encouraging us all and glad you've got a system that's working.

soundy, hope you're feeling better too.

cindy- i did what you did on saturday. long run in the drizzle. it was in the mid 30's and it really didn't feel too bad (not like in the low 20's the week before). i felt reasonably warm throughout the run. but then, when i got in my car to drive home. WOW i felt miserable - all cold and wet and like i'd never warm up. by the time i got home, i could barely walk! good for you on the 8 miler.

so i ran long on saturday, and yesterday we had a nice day so i biked a bit. the trails are covered in snow and ice still. they have a couple of nice roads in parks around here that they close on weekends, so that's where i biked. it was nice.

have a good week!
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Post by: Soundy on February 07, 2011, 07:16:54 am
sorry you have the creeping crud now K ... hope you didn't catch it from me .... I am feeling better ... my cleaning spree had more breaks than cleaning , but house does look a bit better...

played on Wii yesterday before ame ... kids beat me  >:( ... I have to practice while they are at school and get a rematch this weekend ...

no walking outside for me this week ... suppose to snow today , Wednesday , Thursday and Friday ... grrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... today's high is suppose to be 40 ... 39 right now ...was 42 when I got up ... suppose to be 20 by noon ... gonna be a lousy week ... poor daffodils were sticking up about and inch in the heart shape bed the girls made for Bo on his birthday in December ... after the snow they pulled their heads back in ...

kids already on bus to school ... I am hiding from school until I feel a little  better ...then I will walk in gym in the mornings  until weather decides what it is going to do ... and play with the Wii ... that is my new exercise plan ... and walking around farm which is just life not really part of the plan  
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 07, 2011, 08:33:55 am
I was so excited about getting back to the gym this morning. I went to bed at a reasonable hour, got up to get dressed and wham! Four trips to the bathroom in the next fifteen minutes. No trip to the gym for me. It's been back and forth all morning. Tea, dry toast and applesauce for breakfast. I don't feel sick, but something is definitely working its way through.

I'm very proud of my husband, though. He went to the gym by himself this morning.

I like the idea of a five-year reunion, Jill. I also encourage you to see if you can check out Bill Phillips' Body for Life book out of the library. I think you would like the focused exercise plan.

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Post by: texsooner on February 07, 2011, 12:33:54 pm
Well, I eased back into it after a 6 day layoff. I ran a 10K (6.2M) Saturday for my first exercise since the marathon, and then my buddy and I started MS150 training and did a 26 mile bike ride in the hills around Fayetteville, TX yesterday. Even though bike riding up the hills over there isn't easy, it was not nearly as tough (or slow) as covering the 26 miles in the marathon.

I know it's tough on a lot of you getting around to do stuff with all the inclement weather around, but glad to see most everyone doing something....even shoveling ice/snow. I know that's not easy....I remember doing that living in Oklahoma a few years back, and it can be a good workout.

Be active and stay safe everybody.

Patrick   
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 11, 2011, 10:49:53 pm
First off I must say how glad I am that you are taking it easy after your marathon Patrick, as you say, you have eased into it by doing a 10k run and a 26 mile bike ride, I'd hate to have you as my trainer if that's what you call easing into it.

Soundy - How is the WII competition going?  Good plan to work on it while the kids are at school, you'll beat them in no time.

Kay - So sorry to hear that you couldn't work out because of the kids, sorrier still that the kids are sick, mine are 28 and 31 and I still feel bad when they do.  Hopefully you are all up and running soon.

Keri - Sounds like you are doing really good with your exercise program, one advantage to being out in the bad weather is that hardly anyone else is out there so you can go at your own pace. 

Sara - How are you feeling, hope it's nothing serious.  Will check out the body for Life book when I'm feeling better. 

I got kicked off the exercise wagon, I was hanging on for dear life Wednesday and hit the ground Thursday.  Had a sore throat over the weekend and when I got up for work on Monday I knew it was going to be a long day. I was coughing like crazy and my head hurt.  Worked out that night, did the bike Tuesday, shouldn't have.  Wednesday I told myself to do what I told Soundy to do, take it easy.  Took the dogs for a nice little walk, did them good and didn't do me in.  Thursday I took a nap instead of working out.  Here it is Friday, Picked up dinner instead of working out, hope to rest over the weekend so I can get back to it.  Those are the highlights, will spare you the details.  Jill :(
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Post by: Soundy on February 12, 2011, 08:56:47 am
Wii competition is set for tomorrow afternoon ... I am improved but think I will still get beat
but good news is my Brain Age on DSi XL averages  38 for language and 39 for math over last month ...
the girls score ages in mid 50s ... seeing I am 49 I am proud of that one ... their brains should be quicker
than mine  right after surgery I would test in the 80s or 90s and get mad at those games ... so my body is
not getting a work out lately but brain is ...

due to snow we let out early on Wednesday and shut down Thursday and Friday ... snow gone but there are still alot
of iced over roads where our back roads don't get sun ... took me an hour and a half to get to town yesterday to
pick up my GS cookie troop order ...usually takes about 15 -20 minutes ... got turned around by ice twice before
taking a round about way to get out of our neck of the woods ... suppose to get to 50* today and 57* tomorrow so
all ice should be gone Monday so we can get back to school ... short version ... I didn't get my miles in at school
would have walked down road but there was to much ice and landing on frozen pavement didn't seem worth trying


Today Sarah has a basket ball game at noon ... gotta get off here and take 200 some odd boxes to two of my girls  so
they can get them delivered and get money back to me ... right now I am responsible for $2184 worth of cookies ... faster
the girls get the money in my hands the happier I will be ...makes me a nervous wreck every year until all money is turned in ...


lets go get day started ... gotta get home and get some Wii practice in for big competition tomorrow
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Post by: Soundy on February 12, 2011, 09:04:38 am
this is dream kitchen for those who want to lose a few pounds ... can't get in to cook , can't eat ...
and there is no fridge , so you can't store extra ice cream or other goodies
(http://lovelylisting.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/0cdfd5a0-52c6-4bba-aeea-e30578212ac4.jpg)
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Post by: Kaybo on February 12, 2011, 02:27:05 pm
I went to the gym Tues, Wed and Thurs and even did some  new, nifty machines!  Yesterday I was OUTSIDE for a photo class from 10-1 trapsing all over the park in the frigid weather - now I know it wasn't NEAR as cold as a lot of y'all have ween but it was below freezing and I am a baby when it comes to being cold!!

It is BEAUTIFUL here today though, & suppose to be 70 tomorrow!

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on February 13, 2011, 08:43:34 am
already 41 here and headed to 60 ... Thursday morning it was in single digit temps

may get on one of the girls bikes later and ride off down the road ...
been looking at bikes since Santa said I could have one but hasn't delivered yet ...then me and the girls
can all ride ... right now only two can go ... sometimes 13 year old jogs along behind us ...or out front 
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 14, 2011, 07:08:05 am
Made it to the gym this morning after nearly two weeks off due to snow and illness. So nice not to have to bundle up.
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Post by: Kaybo on February 14, 2011, 08:04:47 am
Fixin' to go change to go to the gym after I take Addi...I don't want to...

K   ;D
*whiner today*
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Post by: Keri on February 15, 2011, 11:39:07 am
good for you, sara, on making it back after all the weather and sickness drama.

hope you made it to the gym, kay!

i need to run this morning. ok, morning has passed. i need to run before 3:00. i need to get off computer and go run.

it's getting nice here too; tomorrow i hope to bike and run.

have a great day!

keri
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Post by: Kaybo on February 15, 2011, 11:56:03 am
I did go to the gym yesterday and had a REALLY good workout...went this morning and didn't have much time so just did leg weights and core stuff.  I had to tutor at the elementary school this morning and since it was so nice I walked up there and back to get a little cardio in!  It is beautiful here today and supposed to be like this all week!  Love it!

K  ;D
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Post by: cindyj on February 15, 2011, 03:00:50 pm
Beautiful here also!  Played a tennis match this morning and was so nice to not be shaking like a leaf while trying to hit the ball! 

Did the 1/2 marathon this weekend in FL with my three friends- awesome weather and awesome event!  We did it last year and it was even better this year!  Over 10,000 participants between the full and 1/2 - huge breast cancer event, so LOTS of pink and crazy outfits!  Had a great time and though I said this would be my last one, we are already talking about next year's race...as some of you know, the training can be grueling, but what a payoff the actual event is - SO inspiring!  Many folks much older than me, many barely creeping along, but they finish it...just a privilege to be a part of it.

Now, a week off and then I want to do something different for awhile...haven't figured out what yet.  I know it will be hard to get going again, so I'll look here for my kick in the rear...

Keep moving everyone!

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 15, 2011, 06:36:29 pm
Two days in a row - woo hoo! Lower body workout today and I really feel it in my hamstrings and adductors. Good pain, though. Cardio again in the wee hours tomorrow.

Congrats on the half, Cindy.

Gotta run to a school board meeting. Have a great evening and an active tomorrow, everyone.
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Post by: Keri on February 15, 2011, 10:54:31 pm
GREAT JOB !!! - good for you, cindy, on the half!!! i knew it was coming up, but didn't realize how soon. we would have given you a RAH RAH RAH beforehand. so glad you enjoyed it and it feels even more purposeful when it's for a good cause. and i'm glad the weather cooperated! boy, that makes a huge difference.

kay - i knew you'd feel better once you went. i'm like that everyday... whining... 'i don't wanna run!!!' then i go run and wonder why i put it off all day. i do this ALMOST EVERYDAY. why won't i learn? saturdays are different.. i just have it in my head that i'll be up at the crack of dawn and go for a long run.

sara, good for you too. i'm not doing weights, but because of you strength work i am keeping up doing my push ups, sit ups and 'the plank' thing.

i didn't get out the door by 3; i think it was almost 4. but i biked up to my mom's nursing home, hung out with her a bit, then went running at the nearby high school. i get really bored with the track so i ran the bleachers. then biked home. it wasn't a super long workout, maybe 45 minutes, but i enjoyed the biking.

cindy... something different... let us know what you come up with. how about a sprint triathlon? i would like to try one; i just would have to dog paddle the swimming part.

jan....how's the move??? that's exercise for sure, along with the snow shoveling cross training.

i hope those who are sick are feeling much better (jill) how did the wii thing go, soundy?
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Post by: cindyj on February 18, 2011, 08:36:09 am
Thanks, it was especially special as it was the first 1/2 for one of the four of us who went.  She did great! 

Keri, I've heard about those sprint triathlons, too.  I'm with you, though, I'd have to dog paddle the swim part and I definitely do NOT like getting in water unless it's about 100 degrees outside :D  My training buddies want to just keep running/walking and just do some shorter races, but I'd like something entirely different.  We did the rowing a couple of years ago and that was great.  I'm thinking ice skating, fencing or horseback riding  ;D  I don't know...need to do some weights for sure, though.  May look into that program you're doing, Sara...

We took the week off, but must get back to it (?) on Mon!  You know, I talk like I'm quite the "athlete" - I'm not!  I never did any running or races til a couple of years ago (48 yrs) when I did my first 1/2 (coincidentally at the time my AN was diagnosed).  Have done four since then.  There was a 60 year old woman down there last weekend who was doing her very first marathon...full 26.2!  I only did the 13.1! So, believe me, anyone can do it...or anything else you put your mind to...maybe it's a 5k or maybe it's a bootcamp class or tap dance lessons...just get out and do something you enjoy!    (Am I preaching to the choir ;) )

Have a great weekend, all!

cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 18, 2011, 11:29:23 am
The weather has been great, I have stayed healthy, and had a full array of workouts this week. It was so long since my last weight workouts that my leg muscles got really sore, which also makes cardio really hard. But this too shall pass.

Keri, it still counts as weightlifting when you use your own body weight and it sounds like that is what you are doing.

Cindy, I really like the Body-for-LIFE program. See if your local library has a copy of Bill Phillips' book. It is also available very inexpensively at amazon.com through their aftermarket. I bought mine for a penny plus 3.99 s&h. There is also a website at bodyforlife.com with exercises, recipes and a support forum.

I hope everyone enjoys the weekend. I have a dinner date with my husband tomorrow night.

Sara
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Post by: Keri on February 19, 2011, 10:56:57 pm
had a decent week of running and biking. supposed to do my long run today... have some tummy thing and feel... BLAH..... so i went back to bed.
good news is my son in the USAF is HOME - he hasn't been home in over a year. he only has until Thursday, but i'm not thinking about the 'goodbye' part of it yet.
have a great weekend!

keri
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Post by: CHD63 on February 20, 2011, 07:35:43 am
Oh Keri .....

That is wonderful for you to have your son home, even if only for a few days.  What a special time to enjoy!

Clarice
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Post by: leapyrtwins on February 21, 2011, 04:33:23 pm
Weather cooperated very nicely for the move this weekend - got a lot colder today.  Still a few lingering boxes to be moved - hopefully this week.

The 1/2 half of my new bed just arrived today, so after 2 nights of sleeping on a wooden floor I'm anxious not to do the same tonight.

Losing my internet connection for a days, but hope to be back up soon.  Not sure when I'll have time to post on the Forum - tons of boxes to unpack  :(

Moving kinda' sucks!

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 21, 2011, 06:24:51 pm
We'll be thinking about you, Jan. Take care not to overdo.
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Post by: Keri on February 21, 2011, 10:56:57 pm
i agree, clarice... great to have scott home!

i agree, jan... moving.. yuck!!!

i've felt lousy a few days.. did a run / walk today. need to get back with it. will need some motivation from y'all soon... starting tomorrow.

keri
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Post by: Soundy on February 21, 2011, 11:27:14 pm
I won Wii competition ... they say they let me win but they were breathing harder than I was ...

down again with bronchial pneumonia ... everyone around me gets good old fashion colds and I get pneumonia out of it ...

I did lay in bed today on my side lifting my legs up and down thinking how crazy I probably looked and was glad it was just me and th cats at home ...then switched to laying on back but for what ever reason I can only lift mt right leg from back position ... worked out arms lifting glasses of clear liquids ... onion soup (ugh) , hot coffee , juice , water etc ... watched home improvement shows and dreamed of finishing my bathroom that has a refinished claw foot tub sitting in it but not hooked up ... would love a good soak ... exercised brain by watching Open Season 3 over and over because I lost interest in TV programming and didn't feel like walking to living room to get a different DVD ... and between it all I slept alot

now I have been asleep too much today and thinking about a benedryl to get me to go to sleep ... it will be 6:00 and time to get kids up before I know it ...as much as I have slept today I am still tired
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 23, 2011, 12:12:47 am
Long & busy day at work so will keep this short then off to bed.

Keri - Your son is home, take a workout break and enjoy the time with him!  Jill 8)
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Post by: Keri on February 24, 2011, 09:59:13 pm
son gone... next week he deploys to afghanistan... not thinking about that yet.

finally feel better with the stomach thing. need to get back with it... here are my short term goals..
tomorrow (friday) MORNING (not at6pm) need to do an easy run maybe run/walk for just 2 - 3 miles.
saturday.. have to get back into the 'long run'  (skipped last weekend; can't skip too many or messes up marathon training). i need to do 17.
following sat i do 20 (ugh) then i can be in 'taper' mode until marathon mar 26.

for now, need to concentrate on the run tomorrow morning and sat morning.
would like to bike some tomorrow, but we have another day of high wind. lots of those lately.

what are everyone's weekend workout plans?? hope weather is getting better for everyone...

keri
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Post by: Keri on February 26, 2011, 10:19:46 am
good morning and happy weekend!
ok, i didn't do my short run yesterday in the morning, but did it around the usual 6:00pm time when i'm supposed to be cooking dinner hour. but oh well.
today i didn't do 17, but i did 16.
now i have to do a bunch of music stuff for a church event i'm playing for tonight that i'm not ready for. so much for a relaxing weekend! but that's okay, it'll be fun.
have a great weekend.
keri
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Post by: cindyj on February 26, 2011, 11:10:20 am
Only 16, Keri  ;)    Good for you for getting out there and doing it - don't know how you do all those miles all by yourself - you have much, much better discipline than me! 

My "group" got back out for a couple of miles this week - mainly walked them, though.  I did finally do some weights at the house - had been a LONG time since I lifted a dumbell.  Did the plank also.  Wow, really felt it the next day - was a "good" sore feeling, though, if you know what I mean :) 

Beautiful weather down here - hope you all are enjoying your weekend!  Soundy, you feeling better?

Cindy
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Post by: Jill Marie on February 26, 2011, 09:30:00 pm
Jan -  Hope you get settled in soon so life can sorta get back to normal.  Spring will be here soon so you can get out and enjoy your new neighborhood

Soundy - Congrats on winning the Wii competition, sorry to hear your sick again, hope you're feeling better now

Cindy - Yep, get the good sore, I try not to overdue it so that I'm so sore I can't do what I want to do, the good sore lets you know you are doing enough to improve your strength, glad you enjoyed the 1/2 marathon

Sara - Glad to hear the weather and being sick time is over, will take a few workouts to get back where you were but you will be there in know time considering how well you were doing before you got sick

Keri- true you didn't do what you planned but I think doing 16 more that covers it, as for your son, will be thinking about you, my son was in Afghanistan about 3 or 4 years ago so I know how you feel, keep busy, send him emails & goodies, if you can give me his address I would like to send him something

This weeks work out routine revolves around staying warm, yes people it is still WINTER!!  I've been riding the bike 50 minutes at a higher level then I had been and doing weights.  Thursday I came home and shoveled snow and hauled wood.  Right now it is 18 degrees, we had subzero temps at night for three nights and highs in the teens three days.  Should get more snow tonight and the next couple of days.  Usually go geo-caching on Sundays for fun and exercise but the weather might cancel that.   :(
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Post by: leapyrtwins on February 27, 2011, 09:43:29 am
Great to see that others are sticking to their exercise commitments.  Good for you!!  ;D

As for me, outside of lugging boxes and furniture, I've been pretty much slacking off.  Fast food is also taking a toll - it's too easy a solution to the question "What's for dinner, mom?"  Have to get out of that  routine  :P

Am about 1/2 way through the unpacking of the boxes; phone, TV, and (thankfully) internet are now all installed.  Still have to figure out how to get my wireless printer to work though.  I know I have the instructions somewhere, but not sure which box they are currently in  ::)

May be looking into a new health club.  I love the one I currently belong to, but it's a little far from our new place.  There's another one closer to us, so when I get a chance I may check it out. 

Keep up the good work everyone!

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on February 28, 2011, 06:30:46 am
Great to hear from you, Jan. I'm glad the move is behind you and hope the rest of your unpacking goes well. You'll be back in the exercise swing soon enough - let us know how you like that new gym.
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Post by: Keri on February 28, 2011, 07:44:09 am
ditto, jan, to all that sara said. moving is such a huge task. i hope you all love your new place.

cindy - i know it looks like i'm disciplined, but i'm not...i don't get out and run much at all UNLESS i have a marathon in my future. that's the only thing that keeps me disciplined! the thought of just going out and running 16 or anything long is just UGH unless it's part of the training plan. then right before the marathon, i always think, 'WHY did i sign up for this?' (i get kind of nervous) but then when i'm done it's like, 'OK when's the next one?" last fall i did two 4 - 5 weeks apart; i don't think i'll do that again. maybe one in the fall and one in the spring. so my one coming up is March 26. National Marathon here in DC. next time you train for running a race, keep the plank thing up - i really feel that the ab or core workouts really do help the running.

jill marie - good for you on the biking. i'll commiserate with you when my son deploys. i have a group of online USAF mommas that are supportive (we all 'went through" BMT together), but i'm the first of our group who has a son going. well..this could be a whole other thread...

i get to take an exercise break today!! yesterday i biked about an hour.. it was a nice, sunny day (for a change). today's supposed to thunderstorm.

get / keep moving everyone!!!

keri
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Post by: Kaybo on February 28, 2011, 08:24:04 am
Way to go everyone!  After not going to the gym for about a week, I MADE myself go last Friday and already have my workout clothes on now to go after I drop Addi off at school.  Her new schedule - going at almost 9 for the regular school day instead of 6:30 for BB practice - is really messing with MY schedule!!  LOL!  I can't complain too much - that is why I stay home!!  I've got to get serious and drop some weight and get in shape, though.  I am having surgery in April and I want to be in the best shape I can be before I have to take a couple of weeks off!! 

Supposed to be almost 80 here today - hope it is nice where you are!

K   ;D
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Post by: Kaybo on February 28, 2011, 10:17:52 am
OK - so I did go to the gym and I am very proud of myself!   ::)  I did the weight circuit for my arms (did more chins!) and then I did 30 minutes on the ARC.  I know not to put everything in store for the calorie count on there but I do use it for a guide as to how I am doing.  Previously, I had only done 440 cal/30 minutes but today my goal was 450 - I pushed myself and got 485!  Snaps for me!!

Also, I had received an e-mail from the club that they were doing a FREE weight challenge.  Well, apparently, that is a CORPORATE thing & our club is not doing it - they are doing one you have to PAY for because you get training.  You know I am a penny-pincher!  Anyway, I told the trainer that I just needed some accountability and someone to weigh me and she said she would do that each week with the group that is paying!!  Y'all have to help me too!  I am down at least 4 pounds from where I started - but probably more since they have had problems with the original scales.

K   ;D
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Post by: moe on February 28, 2011, 10:56:22 am
Just checking in to see how y'all are doing!
Keep it up! Keep moving ;D
I'm out of commission with my brow lift/canthoplasty last week but am thinking of dragging myself to the WII for some yoga...
Kay~ you go girl! I'm surprised you don't burn a bunch of calories just from all the running around you do :D (thanks again for making that special trip to meet me while I was in Houston!)

Jan~ watch your back with all your boxes and unpacking. That'll get you.

~Soundy, hope you are feeling better...
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Post by: Soundy on March 01, 2011, 07:12:42 pm
feeling better ... have a nagging cough that is hanging on but it will pass

we have a horizontal climbing wall at school ... I played on it yesterday ... there are no harnesses on you ... the top edge is about 10 feet off the ground so my feet were only about 3 feet off the mats ... it is about 20 feet long ... the coach puts targets in the form of bean bags or balls at different points and you crawl across the wall taking down targets as you go ... I tried 3 times and completed it twice ... today I know that I was climbing around supporting my weight with mostly my arms and to a lesser degree my feet ... he had it straight up and down but it can be adjusted tipped in to make it easier or tipped out to make it harder ... I  don't think I could hack it any harder... it was fun even if it left me winded ...

April 16th me and the girls are walking in another 5K ... it is being put on my the Youth Leadership Group at the high school ... they have been raising money for Youth oriented charities ... St Jude’s , Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital , our local Child Development Center and the like ... I have plenty time to get in better shape
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 02, 2011, 02:15:17 pm
Three for three workouts this week. Increased my lower body weights this week and my glutes are sore. Yes, I'm whining!

Keep up the good work,
Sara
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Post by: cindyj on March 02, 2011, 02:46:45 pm
Everyone is doing really well!  Keep it up!  Bathing suit season is right around the corner :o 

I had some flesh taken off my leg the other day (skin cancer stuff which I'm prone to), so only walking this week.  Guess I could do some upper body weights, but I haven't...to be honest...and I just ate some cookies...to be honest...

Went on an overdue visit to my gyno last week and in discussing bone density and my "compromised" balance, she strongly suggested I do Tai Chi...she recommends it to all her patients.  Said Americans approach things by trying to build strong bones, but in the East their focus is on flexibility and balance - idea being, you won't break a hip if you don't fall down  ;D  I've always wanted to try it, so think I'll sign up at my local park and rec for a class...

Brad & I still taking dance lessons once a week and then dancing on the weekend - still loving it!  You guys should give it a try!

Cindy

PS - Anyone watching Biggest Loser?  Hate to see Arthur have to go home...

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Post by: Keri on March 06, 2011, 07:51:02 pm
cindy, i hope you're okay...   i do commend you on your variety of walking/running/dancing/ tai chi (or however you spell it) etc!  and, kay GOOD FOR YOU! keep us posted.

i got to see my son before he deployed ! while i was waiting at the airport, i thought that maybe i'll go for a run or walk. well, none of that happened, but i did get to see him for a long layover.

i have a marathon in three weeks (i had originally signed up for the half, and figured if  i could get in 8 or so saturdays of long runs, i could 'convert' to the full). well, i've been doing that, so i did switch over officially to the full. it will be here in DC. so saturday i ran 20 miles (the big training run 3 weeks before the marathon). usually our running group runs on a path down into DC near the potomac river and then back up. i 'did my own thing' and had a really nice run. started north of DC, in bethesda, ran down a popular path where you end up by the potomac, ran by the lincoln memorial and across the bridge to arlington cemetary (i didn't run in the cemetary), then along the potomac past the airport. it was all along the river and a lot of fun. i timed it out so i'd finish by the airport and could take the metro back. it was fun, and a nice different thing to do. it's certainly not something i want to do on a regular basis (huge time investment to run a 'point to point'). glad to get it over with. next sat i just have to run maybe 15, then 10 the following, then the marathon. then i'm done with really long runs until the summer and will try to do some more biking. usually i do a fall marathon with summer training. a spring marathon can be difficult to train for (getting up to go run when it's 20 degrees and planning around snow, etc), but also, the upside is not running for hours when it's hot and humid and yuck.

have a good week!
keri
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Post by: Kaybo on March 06, 2011, 08:50:40 pm
...just 15, maybe 10 - no biggie!!  Hee, Hee!!

I'm going to increase my time on the ARC tomorrow to 45 minutes...I'm not really "dieting" but for as much/hard as I am working out, I want to more results. A lady at the gym commented that she thought I was losing weight - not so much so she thinks I'm toning up more. That's really great, but I need to be a BIG LOSER first!

Keri- so glad you got to spend so much time with your son!

K  ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 07, 2011, 05:36:43 am
Kaybo, I highly recommend Body-for-LIFE, the program I am doing. It is a combination of modified diet and exercise. I spend less time in the gym now than I used to, with better results. If you think you might be interested, check to see if your library has Bill Phillips' book outlining the program.
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Post by: Kaybo on March 07, 2011, 06:41:37 am
We have it...Dave did it a few years ago. Maybe we'll try it again - he REALLY liked it. We have the cookbook too & love some of the recipes!

K  ;D
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Post by: Keri on March 10, 2011, 04:06:16 pm
where is everyone??

it monsoon rained here today so no running for me. my goal is to run in the morning (friday) and a long but not as long as last week long run on saturday. if it's nice sunday i hope to bike around a little.

enjoying the rainy weather here today (as long as my basement doens't flood - so far no problems). really is napping weather.

holler at me if i don't run in the MORNING tomorrow.

thank you.
keri
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Post by: Kaybo on March 10, 2011, 05:13:02 pm
I have worked out everyday this week except Wednesday (& that was because I was home waiting for a repairman) and plan to go tomorrow.  I've tried to really step it up and am now doing weights and 45 minutes of cardio everyday....I'll see if I get any results...I sure am working out hard and have LOTS of SMELLY clothes!! 

K   ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 10, 2011, 10:00:04 pm
Hi all,

Jan - Just remember, fast food and moving boxes workout is only temporary, once you get settled you will get back to exercising like you like to.  Spring is just around the corner.

Keri - I think most of us our disciplined by goals not day to day I should do this because it's good for me.  I'm exercising so I can enjoy the bike rides and hikes on our vacation.  Feel free to talk about your son being deployed anytime you want or ask questions, more then happy to help.  My son will be rejoining the Army in the next few weeks.  I promise to HOLLER at you if you don't get up and get going tomorrow!

Kay - Please remind us in April when you are going to have the surgery so we can support you.  Way to go on stepping up your workout, as you say it will help you while you recuperate after the surgery.  It's easier to get back at it if you are going strong before the surgery.  Smelly clothes is a good sign, sometimes I have to wash my sons clothes twice after a workout.  

Moe- Did you do the WII Yoga, if so, what's it like?  

Soundy - I don't care if the wall only leaves your feet 3 feet off the floor it's still hard work, my upper body strength sucks, you must be doing pretty good with that.

Sara - Whining is allowed when you earn it so go ahead and whine.

Cindy - First off you get demerits for mentioning bathing suit season!  Hope the skin cancer issue is ok, I had some tissue removed a few years ago and all turned out fine, hope yours did as well.  I'm taking back the demerits since you were honest about eating the cookies!  I like the Tai Chi idea, so often we get hurt not because we fall but how we fall or try and keep ourselves from falling.  

Was a bit unhappy this week as I noticed that the waistband on my pants seemed tighter, then it hit me, my waist line is decreasing faster than the stomach so the pants feel tighter because the waist is smaller, this has happened before, can't wait for the stomach to shrink more too!

Jill 8)
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 11, 2011, 06:23:51 am
Here is a story that nobody but this group will appreciate. I am in need of new exercise togs and target had some really cute pants on clearance. I flipped through the mediums looking for a long (I am just over 5'8" and all of my height is in my legs) but to no avail. There was, however, one pair of small longs. I figured I would take them home and try them on and bring them back if they did not fit. But they did! A little tighter than I am used to, but they are those fitted pants that flare out a bit at the bottom so they are supposed to be snug. I'm pretty excited!

This BFL challenge has been more of a maintenance period with all of the snow days, sick days and whatnot, but I have definitely been maintaining and maybe even losing a little more. My middle daughter wants to do it with me next time and my eldest daughter wants to resume this summer when she is home from Vietnam, so I need to decide whether to start a new challenge in April or keep in maintenance until summer.

Keep up the good work, everyone!

Sara
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Post by: cindyj on March 11, 2011, 12:41:21 pm
Yes, I'm fine - a pretty good chunk taken off my leg, but not as large as the chunk taken off my arm a year or so ago...but all the margins were clear, so I'm good.  Still have a couple more spots they need to check, but that's par for the course for me...not a big deal as long as I keep getting checked...hope everyone gets checked periodically (young or old) - my two sons both had pre-cancerous spots removed before they were 18 yrs old.  It's not just blonde, blue-eyed, fair-skinned people either...

Keri, did you run?  If not, considered yourself hollered at!

Sara, that's great to be able to really see your results in those new workout pants!  Makes it all worthwhile, huh?  I still need to check that program out - you keep inspiring me and then I don't follow up and check it out...

Keep it up, Kaybo!  You will definitely see results...and don't you just feel better, anyway, after you've done a good workout!

Looks like an awesome weekend down here - hope all of you have nice weather also and can get out to enjoy it (and burn some calories while you're at it :) )!

Cindy
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Post by: Keri on March 11, 2011, 01:19:58 pm
please, holler away. i'm moping around today. i need to get my butt out the door and then i'll feel better.

i'm doing alright for the most part, but want to hear from my son in afghanistan (he may be there, he may be on the way, he may not be there for a couple of more days). but then.. it's kind of a paradox in itself... that you want to hear that your son got to afghanistan safely. . . well, i know many are praying and i appreciate everyone's support.  jill marie.. i'll ask you more stuff later.

tomorrow i'm going to need some accoutability too. i need to run 14 miles; usually i do this at 7:00am but i don't have childcare arranged for my daughter (she's 21 but autistic and can't be alone). so i'll need to do the run later in the day, and once the day gets going, it's hard to get motivated to go run 2 1/2 hours. but i have 2 weeks till marathon so i've got to do it.

i wish y'all were her now in person and could kick my mopey _$$ ! if you could just see me, sitting here in my jammies, at 2:15pm, lamenting that i haven't run yet, that i haven't heard from my son yet... blah blah blah! good thing i work from home, but even if i do work and i'm still in my dang jammes, i feel like i haven't DONE anything.

then i feel bad that i'm complaining after all the terrible devastation in japan.... so sad and horrible.
OK, I'm tired of whining. i'm getting myself out the door in the next 10 minutes. i'll report back.

thank you !! glad i could vent !!
keri
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Post by: Kaybo on March 11, 2011, 02:45:25 pm
KERI-
GET YOUR BUTT UP AND AT LEAST GET YOUR WORKOUT CLOTHES ON...NOW!!!


K   ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 11, 2011, 05:51:26 pm
Spring IS right around the corner here, but I know Chicago well weather enough to know we'll still get the occasional snow storm for a while.  That said, I've managed to take a walk at lunch time 2 days in a row.  My office is about 2 blocks from Lake Michigan and I love walking there; I even pass a dog beach - today there were 6 dogs in the water.

I'm committed to starting to work out again and eat better starting Monday - if not before.  I plan to check out a health club closer to my house this weekend if time, and the boxes that still need unpacking, permit.

Jan
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 11, 2011, 09:12:00 pm
Keri I know it's hard to wait and wonder but I'm sure your son(if memory serves me correctly his name is Scott) wouldn't like it if he new that what he is doing is keeping you from what you want/should be doing.  Don't forget that being worn out from doing exercise helps you relax as well.  When you write him a letter you can tell him all about the things you have been doing, he will LOVE to hear about it.  Looking forward to hearing what you did as well.  Jill Marie ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 12, 2011, 07:48:03 am
Sorry, in my own little world here and didn't read all the recent posts to this thread before I posted my own.

Kaybo?  Surgery? 

Keri - prayers to you; hope you hear from your son soon.  My nephew is going to boot camp (Marines) in a matter of weeks and my sister is really on edge.  I can only imagine what military parents - and spouses - experience.

Saralynn, great news about the pants - a definite sign of good progress.

And for all the other posts I don't have time to comment on - I'll be back.  Have to take a cat to the vet for shots and pick up a dresser for my son's room.

Jan
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Post by: Keri on March 12, 2011, 09:42:17 am
hey everyone,  i did get myself out the door for a run yesterday.

today (saturday mornings) is when i usually do my long run. today i stayed at home - no childcare. but i got the phone call from scott!! funny, the caller ID said 'Florida!' he was on someone's cell phone. i could hear him really well, i don't think he could hear me so much. anyway, those phone calls give your days missing them some  added 'ooomph' Iwhich will help me run today, Jill Marie!)

Jan - there's a ton of support with other military moms and that's really helpful... it gets you through the boot camp phase and then through the other stuff as well. will he be going to paris island? or i think they have another one out west (california)? our prayers will be with him and family as he transitions into this part of his life. i mean, you get scared at times and all that but really PROUD of them too. amazing changes they go through.

ok i've thoroughly hijacked my own thread. i still gotta gotta run my 14 miles today. i'll report back. i will do it!! at least the weather is nice - there will probably be a gazillion people out there. but that's ok. beats 90 and humid or 15 and freeeeezing.

good for you kay on your progress!! jan - i hope the new gym is one you really like as much as the other and you get to check it out this weekend. sara - so glad your daughters are going to join you in the BFL. one of these days i've got to get my daughter to run with me. ...one of these days!

have a great weekend!
keri
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Post by: Keri on March 13, 2011, 08:18:06 pm
i did it (14). just reporting back.
hope everyone had a good weekend.
have a good week!
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Post by: Kaybo on March 13, 2011, 09:15:58 pm
WAY TO GO, KERI!!


K   ;D
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Post by: cindyj on March 22, 2011, 06:58:06 am
How's it going everyone?  Very quiet over here...hope you're all busy burning calories :D  I did very little in the way of exercise last week, but trying to get back on track this week.  So, of course, I look to this thread for motivation :-*

Happy Spring, all!  I'm very happy it's here 8)

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 22, 2011, 08:24:53 am
Just home from the gym. Did a lower body workout today. I am on the final week of my second twelve-week Body for Life challenge. Although with all of the snow days and illnesses it has been more a practice for maintenance than a challenge. That's OK though since maintenance is key to the rest of my life! I am going to do a third challenge with my two girls this summer.
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 22, 2011, 10:16:10 pm
Not only have I fallen completely off the exercise wagon, I think the wagon has actually run me over  :P

Got to get my sh*t together VERY soon!!!

Good work all you guys who have been sticking with it.  I hope to join you in the near future.

Jan
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 22, 2011, 10:50:45 pm
Cindy - How about we trade, I worked out last week so you work out this week? 

Sara - Winter can really take a toll on exercising with being sick and of course the snow, but you are so right about this being about maintaining a way of life, exercising is like doing the laundry, not something we love to do but it needs to be done.  Hope doing the program with your girls makes it fun!

Jan - Sorry to hear the wagon got you, hopefully it rolls on over you so you can get up, dust yourself off and get some exercise!

Work has been exhausting, more customers than normal and new changes to work with as we have a new boss, so last week I rode the bike for an hour but skipped the weights.  This week I decided it was time to catch up on some things around the house so yesterday I cleaned the house REALLY well, was pretty tired when I got done so I called it a workout.  Today I bought the office supplies at Costco, loaded 10 packages of paper towels, 2 of T.P., 3 cases of coffee and several gallons of cleaning supplies onto the cart and to my truck, called it a workout.  Tomorrow I'm skipping working out again as I'm going to Costco for myself and I plan on buying quite a bit, hauling it home and putting it away, another workout!  Oh yeah, Sunday we walked to the store, took us an hour round trip.  Then we headed out at 4 to go Geo-caching, didn't get home tell 7, I'm guessing that we walked at least 2 hours the other time we spent looking for the caches.  I was so sore that night that I had to sleep on a heating pad, I figure that was 2 workouts in one! 

Our temps are warmer but we're getting lots of rain and wind so not doing a lot outside, hope that changes soon, can't wait to ride the bike outside again.  When the Spring weather hits I'm sure we will soon find ourselves outside doing all kinds of exercising, lots that we don't even think about,  gardening, mowing, golfing, fishing, walking around the block to see the flowers, etc.  Jill
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 23, 2011, 05:28:50 am
Jan, if it is any consolation, i woke up this morning feeling as though a wagon had run over me. How is the unpacking coming along? That is a workout in itself.

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Post by: Kaybo on March 23, 2011, 06:19:54 am
Although I didn't do anything last week (kids home on SB), I went to the gym both Monday and Tuesday of this week.  I weighed in & even though I didn't lose any weight, thankfully I didn't gain any either on my week of no workouts - eat everything!  My husband even brought me a dozen donuts!!  I only did weights yesterday because I was going to the hospital to visit a stroke patient and knew I'd be walking a lot!  Today, I am not going to make it to the gym as I am teaching Addi's science class - the brain and nerves!!  I thought that I could be a walking, talking show'n'tell!!

Gotta run!

Have a good day everyone!

K  ;D
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Post by: cindyj on March 23, 2011, 11:27:32 am
Cindy - How about we trade, I worked out last week so you work out this week? 

  Jill

Deal!  Did my part this morning - did a 3 mile jog/walk with my training buddies - we're doing a 5k this Saturday. 

Signed up for a Cardio for old people class and Zumba for old people class - wasn't called that exactly, but that's what it meant.  So, though I've heard Zumba can be rough on the knees, I'm hoping it may be a "kinder, gentler" type of Zumba ;)  Signed up for the Tai Chi class also, but it doesn't start til May...

Jan, don't be too hard on yourself, but do try to get back to it as soon as you can!  Even just 15 minutes or so if you can squeeze it in - will help w/ the stress too.  Know it's always hard to get going again - so, we'll keep bugging you about it, ok ;D

Sara, are you ok?

K!  You are doing so well!  Keep it up!

Keri, when is your race?  Soon, right?

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 23, 2011, 01:07:45 pm
Yes, I'm fine. Just trying to figure out why my triceps and shoulders should be sore after a lower body workout. Calves and quads I understand. It's the final week of this challenge so I went and did cardio today even though I really, really did not want to.
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Post by: Keri on March 23, 2011, 09:26:29 pm
good for you, sara. i don't thinkk i've ever heard you say, 'i didn't want to!' not that it's encouraging to hear you didn't want to but did, but, well, that is encouraging!

jan - i agree with what cindy just said. set your expectations to just do a little... then it's easier to do a bit more. and you'll feel better once you did. i'm glad you keep checking in here and are keeping us updated. hope you like your new place!

yes, i do have a next 'race.' this saturday. national marathon (who's bright idea was it for me to change from the half to the full??) i always get a bit scared... kind of a 'what if i can't do it this time?' kind of feeling. but, there are some positives about this one. first of all, it isn't nearly as hilly as the baltimore one i've done a couple of times. and the weather... that's sometimes the most important thing... the weather will be like 40 or 50, which is GREAT! i'm ready for spring and all that too, but if we had hot and muggy (like this same race was last year) then that would be the pits. (just ask patrick!)
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Post by: Keri on March 23, 2011, 09:31:51 pm
regarding the marathon..

i'm debating whether i'll post my 'goals' like patrick did... the minimums and the hopeful ones! OK, sure... here goes...

*that i'll finish (believe me, even with experienced and fast marathoners, that's not always a given).
*that i'll beat jared (the subway guy; he ran NYC marathon in 5 something; i wanted to beat him when i did richmond last fall, but i didn't) !

actually here's my real goal: that i would PR (personal record) i.e., do my best time. I think that would be about 5:08.
for an maybe impractical goal... would like to beat 5:05 and if i really want to get lofty, to break 5 hours would be GREAT!! but, probably unlikely. it doesn't sound like much to knock 5 or 10 minutes off your time, but it really isn't easy...without totally devoting yourself to training and speedwork and all that. i really don't make running / training my whole life. not by a long shot. like you all know, it's hard for me to just make it out the door sometimes for a short run!

so, think of my when you wake up, when you have your breakfast and coffee... when you have lunch... when you take your nap.. i'll still be running!

i'll keep you posted!
keri
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Post by: Soundy on March 24, 2011, 05:33:48 pm
Have been walking some but mostly just holding onto wagon trying not to fall under wheels .

Saturday is March of Dimes walk . Youngest daughter signed us up to walk with school team
and I just found out this on Tuesday . I like lots of prep time . Not that I would have prepped .
I just like to know .

So 5K Saturday and skip a weekend then 5K or more on the 9th of April . Or more if I feel like
going 10K when I finish one round of laid out course.

Pollen is knocking the snot out of me . had a sneezing fit earlier that led to having to wash a hydrocodone
down with a strong cup of coffee ... now instead of doing laundry I am sitting here at my desk just
trying to not fall asleep... going to have to find something that is going to control hay fever better...
zyrtec has stopped working for me  :(
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 24, 2011, 06:34:51 pm
Soundy, have you tried Claritin? I've been working at our church rummage sale this week. I suspect there is lots of mold in the items that have been brought in and that is my major allergen.

Last cardio of this challenge tomorrow, and then a week off. Still debating on what to do while I await a new challenge this summer.

Keri, we'll be thinking about you this weekend. Let us know how it goes as soon as you can.
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Post by: cindyj on March 25, 2011, 01:28:41 pm
Good luck tomorrow, Keri!  Eating your pasta tonight? ;D

Cindy
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Post by: Keri on March 25, 2011, 08:32:44 pm
yes, ate my pasta!

tomorrow will be quite crowded in DC... cherry blossoms out (+ a million or so tourists and locals); marathon/half marathon/relay which draws thousands. have to get up at 4:45am! yikes.
i really have to make myself go to bed before midnight tonight.

congrats on all the 5K's this weekend! hope everyone has a great weekend. i think we're getting SNOW on sunday! crazy.

keri
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 25, 2011, 10:04:56 pm
Keri,

I'm to late to wish you luck tomorrow in meeting your goals as it's 9 p.m. on the west coast so midnight in D.C.  I will be sending good thoughts your way before I head to bed and more good thoughts when I get up, long after you have started your marathon.  Hope all goes well and that you enjoy yourself! Jill
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Post by: Kaybo on March 26, 2011, 05:54:29 am
thinking of you...I know you are doing GREAT!!

K  ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on March 26, 2011, 07:27:30 am
Good luck, Keri  ;D

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on March 26, 2011, 08:30:26 am
Run, Keri, run!
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Post by: Jill Marie on March 26, 2011, 03:18:13 pm
My son discovered a new weight loss program, going to Hawaii.  He was there for a week and lost 12 pounds, said he changed his diet a bit and got lots of exercise just seeing and hiking around the Islands.  Hubby & I want to go there at least twice, that should take care of the extra pounds.   :D
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Post by: Keri on March 27, 2011, 08:42:51 pm
that sounds like an expensive weight loss program, jill marie!

thanks, everyone for the marathon cheers. it was a beautiful, cool day, which is great. runners sometimes speak of setting a PR or personal record. is usually means 'personal best.' well, i set a PR, but it wasn't the best! i set a 'personal record' of running my slowest marathon! oh well, that's ok. didn't hit any of those time goals i listed earlier, but i did finish. i had a bad cold earlier in the week, but i felt fine near the end of the week and on race day. i felt stronger and better than i have in some of my other marathons (i only felt really awful from miles 21-25), so i was surprised it was my slowest. overall, i 'enjoyed' it and was happy i ran/finished it.

it was a pretty course, ran along the potomac and anacostia rivers. all the cherry blossoms were out, though we weren't exactly where most of them are concentrated (good thing, though, or we'd be running over tourists).

as a long time cowboy fan, i never thought i'd be so excited to see RKF stadium !! (where the finish was and the redskins used to play back when they were good).

have a great week and share what you're doing now that it's getting warmer!

keri
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Post by: CHD63 on March 28, 2011, 07:20:13 am
Keri .....

I am so impressed that you even ran in the marathon, let alone finishing!  Given your history and having recently had a cold, it is amazing that you completed the race!  So my personal congratulations to you!!

One of my sons and his family were in D.C. all last week and had a marvelous time.  I have only been there once during cherry blossom time and it was breathtaking.

Rest and recover now!  Clarice
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Post by: texsooner on March 28, 2011, 11:13:30 am
Keri, I agree with Clarice. To have had a bad cold leading up to it and completing the marathon is great. A lot of people would have probably dropped out in similar circumstances. I know people in the Houston Marathon that dropped just because they didn't like the weather conditions. You're probably like me thinking that you labored by running all the training miles, that nothing will stop you from doing the marathon when the time comes. Even though you didn't set a "best" PR, now you have something to shoot for in the next one....do a better time than your last marathon. Congrats on chalking up yet another marathon.

Patrick
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Post by: Keri on March 28, 2011, 12:42:17 pm
thanks Patrick and Clarice and everyone.
Usually at most every race I've ever done, long, short, whatever, there's mile markers so you can see how your pace is. Well, they had a mile marker like, every 5 miles! Crazy! I thought i was half blind in addition to being half deaf, so i sent out an email to the other runners and found out that there really were hardly any mile markers. When you're doing a marathon, the mile markers really help - if you're going too fast, that can mess you up later and all that. So, besides not really knowing how i was doing, it was still a good experience. Usually i start feeling like crap at mile 18, this time it wasn't until mile 21! I guess that's a small victory!

For the immediate future (after i can move my legs again) i'm going to bike more and do some half marathons and a June 10 miler. I would also like to do some trail running. So that will occupy me until i start training for the Marine Corps Marathon, which will be in October, but i'm not going to think about that yet!!

keri
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Post by: Soundy on March 29, 2011, 11:23:00 am
Our walk was called off Saturday due to heavy lightening in area ... may be re-staged this weekend

Congrats on finishing Keri ...
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Post by: cindyj on March 29, 2011, 01:29:14 pm
Congrats, Keri!  You know so very few people even attempt a full marathon, much less finish it, much less do as well as you do!  Be nothing but very proud of yourself! 

Jill, I'm going to speak w/ my husband about that Hawaii weight loss program, see if he'll sign us up ;)

I skipped out on my little 5k on Saturday - had to go to a Japanese language speaking contest my son participated in...very interesting!  Spent the rest of the weekend eating way too much chocolate :-\  I need to be smacked!  Will watch Biggest Loser tonight to make myself feel even more guilty and, hopefully, behave better this week...

Cindy
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 02, 2011, 11:05:34 am
I like that Hawaii diet idea.

Now if everyone on this Forum would just send me $5, I'll go ahead and book my airfare  ;)

Jan
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Post by: cindyj on April 06, 2011, 01:04:47 pm
I like that Hawaii diet idea.

Now if everyone on this Forum would just send me $5, I'll go ahead and book my airfare  ;)

Jan

"Check is in the mail," Jan ;)

Had a friend in town for a few days and did nothing but shop and eat (and have a great time!)...hitting the trail this afternoon for a jog/walk for the first time in a week or so.  Then, my Zumba class and Cardio/Weight class for "seasoned" adults on Friday - hopefully I'll be back on track somewhat then ???  So easy to stop, but so tough to get going again!

How are y'all doing out there?

Cindy
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Post by: Keri on April 07, 2011, 12:53:38 pm
determined to get a run in by 9am I.... didn't.

my bike has a flat.

got to do something today. it's finally beautiful outside!

keri
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 08, 2011, 07:00:22 am
Raining here - but they are promising high temps (maybe in the 80's) for the weekend.

Jan
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Post by: cindyj on April 08, 2011, 09:13:17 am
As I mentioned, been a slacker the past week or so...so, this morning I got up (early ;) ) drove all the way to my two new classes only to find out there were no classes due to Spring Break - well, I almost worked out  ::)   So, instead, I drove over to Chik fil A and got a sweet tea...therefore, not only did I not burn any calories, I gained some from the sweet tea - ugh!  On the bright side, should be a gorgeous weekend here!  Beautiful time of year to be in Atlanta! 

Have a great weekend, all! Hope you get those high temps, Jan!  Keri, get your flat fixed and get on your bike!  Where are the rest of you?  Sara, Kaybo, Soundy, Jill, Clarice and others we haven't heard from in awhile - come in and let us know how you're doing  ;D

cindy
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Post by: Kaybo on April 08, 2011, 09:24:17 am
I haven't done anything the last 2 weeks - it seems like I have been cramming everything in to get it done before my surgery.  We went to Galveston last weekend with just Addi (the other 2 girlies had a surprise trip to Disneyland for the weekend from Grandma!) - we ate and ate!!  Now it kind of seems pointless to workout!  I am going to go plant some flowers though and MIGHT go for a walk...however, I will probably go to lunch with Dave instead!!   ;)

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on April 08, 2011, 09:37:33 am
This week has been crazy weather wise...

Monday we had severe storms and tornadoes ... bright blue not a cloud in the sky on Tuesday and Wednesday ... scatter clouds with
a few pop up showers Thursday and today it is raining a bit then the sun peeks out ... tomorrow they are calling for rain in the afternoon
and say rain or shine the walk is on ... the girls are  planning on doing the whole 10K ... and since under 18 can't walk without a guardian
present I guess I am too  :( ...was hoping to drop out at 5 ... maybe I can bribe them with pizza , ice cream or diamonds  ;D ...

I just don't feel like I can complete 10K ...I  have been lazy about exercising lately ...Hannah (13) has been going Wii mad and will jog 5 - 10 miles every
night in place  :o  ...the Wii keeps telling her maybe she has had enough and one day shut her out saying enough was enough ...but Wii put it
more politely than that ... she just made herself a new profile so she could keep walking and playing games ...before she gets on the Wii she does her
PT and stretches ...she is primed and ready to roll  ... maybe she will be my inspiration to keep on moving ...Sarah says 10 but I think her body will
say 5 is fine ...

Wish us luck ...suppose to be about 50 at start time with a few clouds ...

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Post by: CHD63 on April 08, 2011, 04:57:18 pm
Well, does walking down long hospital corridors count??!   ::)  My husband was hospitalized for a couple of days this week to try and figure out why he passed out on Tuesday.  His room was at the far end of the building so I really walked farther than I have in a long time ..... and not under very relaxed circumstances.  He is fine now.  They decided it was the result of a change in blood pressure medication, coupled with standing too long talking with some friends of ours.  We really did not need this excitement in our lives right now ...... actually any time for that matter!!

His cardiologist lowered the boom on him to lose weight so it has to become top priority to exercise more and eat less!!  Wish us luck .....

Clarice
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Post by: Soundy on April 09, 2011, 08:08:05 pm
If he was standing with knees locked that can cause passing out ... glad he is doing OK now ...and wish him luck losing weight ... I still fight that ...I haven't gained or lost in about 4 weeks ...

Well we had an interesting and good day … start time came and it was warm , windy and over cast…Hannah decided she was going with the runners … Sarah was going to stay with walkers … route took us through historic district of town … painted lady Victorian houses that are beautiful … but instead of relatively flat route like the heart walk was , we were up and down some big hills …I was getting a bit wobbly with balance issues … Sarah looked back and came and walked right in front of me so I could put my hand on her shoulder… felt bad as it brought her way back but proud she came to Mom’s rescue … Hannah was gone with the wind …
 
after one long steep upward climb I started wheezing …then hyperventilating … reach for inhaler and the thing would not give me a puff of medicine … Sarah had to call home and told my son to bring  me another… but I got enough breath back that I went on walking but we had been passed  by most of the rest of the group… every time a police officer in a golf cart that was circulating the route would pass I thought about hitching a ride back to square … but had decided I was going to finish …

we passed Hannah going opposite direction still running along with a smile …she asked if I needed her and I told her I was fine and to  go on …  at about two thirds through my son called and told me where he was and I had him meet me on route with new inhaler … he and my 2 year old grand daughter walked the rest with us … me and Sarah finished at 1:03:13 and 1:03:14 … we were walking side by side at this point and I had her step back to in front of me position to give her a second up on me … Hannah finished at 43:48 … she took 3rd place in the 13-19 year old division … this is the first time she ran … she is still wearing her bronze medal … she just wanted to finish and had no intention to place …with te medal she also still has the smile on her face and I worry her face may crack …
Both girls had running noses despite taking zyrtec before race … something with all the beautiful house and yards we passed were all the blooming trees and flowers … that triggered hay fever in the girls and asthma attack in me … that and all the people cutting grass … but I finished … Hannah is planning on running again in 2 weeks … I am thinking about waving as she goes by …   ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 09, 2011, 09:32:01 pm
Jill finally reporting in!  Have a case of athlete's foot so I must have done some exercising sometime!

Keri - Yes, Hawaii would be an expensive weight loss program but you can't tell me it wouldn't be worth it.  I think your marathon was awesome, being sick really drains you and just because you felt better later in the week it doesn't mean your body was ready for it.  Feeling better at mile 18 then you usually do is meeting a goal.  Hope your legs are feeling up to moving again. 

Cindy - So, what does your husband think of the Hawaii weight loss program?  Tell him it's either foot the bill or swim to Hawaii which in itself is quite a weight loss program.  Sounds like you need a get my tush in gear reminder, so here it is - Get the buns a runnin!

Jan -  I sent you the $5 for Hawaii but the envelope came back, guess I got the address wrong, will have to put it in my Hawaii fund I guess

Kay - First things first, preparing for surgery, recovery, then back on the exercise horse, we will be here when you're ready to get going again

Soundy - Congrats on finishing the 10k, sounds like way more work then I would be willing to deal with so you get two gold stars

Clarice-  Yes, hospital hall walking counts as exercise and so does stressing over loved ones.  Sounds like it's time for your hubby to join our thread, we will get him moving so the doc is happy with him. 

Took a couple weeks off from the club to catch up on some things around the house, got back to the club this week but only for a 30 minute bike ride.  We are so busy at work that they got me a part time person to help out.  Down side is I have to train her so now I'm doing my job, training her and making sure she doesn't over pay a customer.  Then to top it off my supervisor decided she didn't like the part time person and let her go.  Back to square one for nothing.  At the end of the day I'm to tired to post here, not a good thing.  Going to to take it easy!  Hope the weather is nice for everyone tomorrow so you can go out and have a nice time and get some exercise without realizing it's exercise.  Jill :)

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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 10, 2011, 01:00:22 pm
In the low 70's here yesterday and very nice.  Hoped to get outside on my bike, but decided it was time to clean house instead.

Today it's hotter - and humid as hell.  While I appreciate the change in temperature, I'm not sure I'm ready for humidity just yet  ::)

One thing I tend to love about Spring is the nice, mild, (non-humid) temps.  We'll see what tomorrow brings.

In the meantime, there's air in my tires, I've found my helmet (much to the relief of DHM, I'm sure), and I'm hitting the road  :D

Hope the rest of you get out there today,

Jan

Jill Marie - perhaps I should PM you my new mailing address?   ;)
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Post by: CHD63 on April 10, 2011, 01:48:38 pm
Jill .....

My husband was asking how to use the Forum so he could post after my surgery.  I told him he could register himself, so maybe I will get him to do that for this thread and for posting his own things.  Thanks for the suggestion.

We are determined to get to the Y regularly in the next three weeks and have already really started to count the calories ...... would not hurt me at all to drop as many pounds as safely possible either in the next few weeks.

Clarice
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Post by: Soundy on April 11, 2011, 02:46:42 pm
call for a new inhaler ... these newer more earth friendly ones will still have medicine and run out of propellant to get it out ...so in the end what is suppose to be better for the earth and my pocket book really means that I spend more because although I don't need it often I have to buy more of them... that is my gripe for today ...

spent most of weekend in recovery mode ... went to church yesterday , grabbed a bite to eat , came home and slept off and on until my husband woke me to feed me ... did some laundry then lazzed around reading ... joints and muscles are great ...just an all over tired ... lupus sun reaction on arms ... just blah ...but I have decided that I am going to do what I want and can since I have these same type reactions when not doing things ... might as well do something while my body goes blinky ... just keep phone , inhalers and alert card on me in case ...

nurse at school also did the walk and says I should stop ... I tried to explain that I moved several blocks  away from where asthma started and breathing eased even before I got hold new inhaler...I figure it was grass or some blooming plant that set me off ... she says it is stupid to risk myself by walking ...when I said I have had similar reactions sitting at home , doing nothing she said that was different... I was at home where I could get help .. I told her no I was usually at home alone and 30 minutes away from an ambulance except on weekends and that having an attack in the middle of a couple hundred people was safer than at home ...she rolled her eyes ... I rolled mine back and left ... I have dealt with asthma for over 40 years ...I won't let it stop me any more than I let the AN stop me from enjoying my life ... I make adjustments and go ...I practice MARF ... Maintain Absolute Rigid Flexibility ...in other words I am flexible and go with the flow whee it carries me

I think I want to sign up for the Hawaii plan too ...don't really want to be a lady farmer this year ...  a couple weeks ago I forced my husband to let me learn to drive the tractor ...something he has resisted for 15 years ...now that I can drive it , he may want me to actually do some work with it  :o ... running off to Hawaii instead and avoiding the hay fields sounds so much more fun ... and losing weight for health reasons makes it a necessity right ?
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 11, 2011, 08:05:36 pm
Sorry Jan but the money has already gone into my personal Hawaii piggy bank and I can't get it back out! ;D

Clarice that would be great if your Hubby either got his own account or he could post on yours know and then.  We would be more than happy to encourage him or push him when needed.  Having both of you do it together really helps both exercising and dieting(change of diet that is).  My husband and I joined a club years ago and it really helped us as we encouraged each other, now that he rides to work on his bike it motivates me to ride so we can ride together on vacations and weekends and I can keep up with him.  Please let us know how it goes, whether he posts or you did it for him.

Soundy forgot to mention before that it sure was great that Sara helped you throughout the race and Hannah got a Bronze for running, both winners in my book.  Really enjoyed reading your last post, just got home from exhausting work and shopping, started laughing while reading your post and feel better now.  I love how you continue to do what you want despite the asthma and the AN, and let others now why you do.  If you're just going to lay around and do nothing because of what might happen or go wrong then there's not much point in being here.  As for the Hawaii weight loss program I think you hit the nail on the head.  I'm going to ask my Insurance company if they will cover a trip to Hawaii as it would be good for me mentally and physically, one who is in better shape all around will cost less for them in the long run.  I'm sure we can get our doctors to prescribe a trip for us! 8)
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Post by: CHD63 on April 12, 2011, 06:46:36 am
For many years I went twice a week to a deep water fitness class ..... mainly because a good friend of mine also went and we enjoyed talking before and after the class (well, sometimes during  :P).  When my balance first started being a problem, I found the water very disorienting so I quit going.  Now my friend no longer goes and I am having trouble getting the motivation to go back.

Why is it so much easier to exercise regularly if you have someone to share the time?  My husband somewhat kiddingly says that I am the reason he quit exercising regularly ..... when I did not feel up to it, he did not go either.  We both know we cannot use the other for excuses, but it sure is easy to fall into that trap.

We did go to the Y yesterday for a light work-out.  I am determined to be in the best shape possible before this next surgery in a month.

Soundy, I am curious about the earth friendly inhaler.  I use my ProAir (albuterol) inhaler usually only before I exercise (do not need it much of any other time), but I do not think it is "earth friendly."  Did you just ask your doctor about it?  Or was it prescribed automatically?  We will be staying in Seton Hall Guest Center at House next month and their information says that aerosols are not allowed in the building.  Also wondering about TSA agents taking it before we get on the plane.

Ahhhhhh, Hawaii ..... that sounds like the perfect place to recover and resume exercising post-op, don't you think???

Clarice
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Post by: cindyj on April 12, 2011, 01:08:42 pm
Great to hear from everyone!  Helps me to know what y'all are doing...yes, Clarice, it IS so much easier to exercise w/ someone else.  Gives you accountability and makes the time more enjoyable.  I couldn't do what I've done w/out my training buddies :D  Is a challenge to make time around four people's schedules, but usually can be done.

Had a tennis match Sun afternoon - was SO hot and that was wonderful after so many freezing cold matches!  I do love the heat 8)  (Though the humidity is another story, as you point out, Jan.) 

The wind is threatening to blow us all away today, but it's very pretty out.  Plan to hit the trail at 9:00 tomorrow morning...

Keep moving, all!

Cindy
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 13, 2011, 08:52:49 pm
Clarice, give the water fitness class another try, perhaps there is someone else at the class that would love to chat with you before, after and of course during the class.  If the class doesn't work for you because of the balance issues either give it a try a couple of times to see if things improve or find something else you can do.  I often find that the first time out be it on a bike, hike, etc. it is a bit rough but I do adjust, sometimes it's my mind saying I can't, sometimes one just can't.  

As for doing things together, well as you say,  it can work both ways, gets you going or gets you out of something you rather not do.  If you don't work out because you are physically not up to it then I understand but if you don't want to and that gets you out of it and the other person that was going to do it with you doesn't do it then we need to work on another plan.  You have to think of it as something you want to do because it will make your life better, not that you do it because someone says you have to.  Think about what you like to do or would like to do.  Tell yourself that you could do it and enjoy it a lot more if you were in better shape.  You don't have to loose a lot of weight or work out for a couple of hours to feel better and stronger, just a half hour to an hour a day and you will be amazed at the difference.  The buddy system works because usually when one doesn't want to do it the other one does and if it's someone you care a lot about you do it because you know it's good for them and you know how happy they will feel when they have worked out a bit and feel better for it.  If you can, don't think about it as a workout, think about it as something that makes you feel good and don't forget to just take a nice long walk together and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather!  Jill :)
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 13, 2011, 10:40:45 pm
Before I fell off the exercise wagon (it is soooooo hard to get back on it - still haven't done it) I found that water aerobics were great for my balance.  Plus, being totally uncoordinated in general, I could never do aerobics on land (before or after surgery).  For me it was much easier in the water, and other people couldn't see when I messed up.

Jan - mailing a hammer to Jill Marie to smash that piggy and get my Hawaii contribution  ;D
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Post by: Keri on April 15, 2011, 10:11:28 pm
i haven't had time to read lately, but will catch up after this weekend. want to read in more detail how it's going.
my husband and i are doing a big ride tomorrow. i'll put it on another thread. can use all the prayers i can get (bike ride)!
thanks... will check in after the weekend if i survive!! : )

have a good weekend, everyone
keri
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Post by: Soundy on April 17, 2011, 09:07:00 pm
Clarice ... my medicine is albuterol ... a couple years ago (2007 ,2008 ) they began making all albutorol inhalers with a different propellant ...now HFA instead of CFC... the medicine doesn't come out as quickly or with as much force ... if I am in distress I have to take more than prescribe 2 puffs to get relief since I can't pull it in ...
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Post by: CHD63 on April 17, 2011, 09:14:57 pm
Thanks, Soundy .....

That is the same inhaler I have ...... just did not know the difference.  Thanks for explaining it.  Still have a concern about using it at Seton Hall at HEI.  Their web site says:  "Smoking is not allowed anywhere within the Seton Guest Center. In addition, aerosol products are prohibited."  (See:  http://www.houseearclinic.com/info/outoftown/setonhall )  Sure glad there is no smoking allowed, but what do people with severe asthma do?  Guess I could go outside if I run into trouble and need it.

Keri ..... how did the bike ride go?  It was quite cool here today, but bright sunshine ..... hope it was that way for you.

Clarice
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Post by: leapyrtwins on April 17, 2011, 09:23:05 pm
Finally got out on my bike today - didn't log nearly as many miles as Patrick, but it's a start  ;D

Jan
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 17, 2011, 10:33:07 pm
Looking forward to hearing how you did Keri, posted on your other thread about the bike ride so won't do so here!

Congrats Jan on getting back on the bike, your headed in the right direction now!

Hubby hurt his back on Wednesday and has been pretty much on the couch since then, we took a walk to the store to get out of the house today.  He goes to the doctor tomorrow, hopefully it's nothing serious.  Been walking the dogs after work but hope to get back to the club or on the bike around home this week.  Should be no rain and in the low 50's, I can handle that!  Jill ::)
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Post by: Soundy on April 18, 2011, 12:40:47 pm
Clarice , I would think they are talking hair spray , cleaners etc . not an inhaler that is medically necesary... I'd double check
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Post by: CHD63 on April 18, 2011, 03:36:59 pm
Just got home from a pre-op visit with my primary care doc.  I asked her about the inhaler use ..... without hesitating she said they cannot mean no inhalers ..... too many people need them.  As you said, she said it is most likely hair spray, spray deodorants, etc.  I will ask Seton Hall just to double check, however.

Back to topic, I do not know why but just could not make myself go to the Y today to work out.  Gotta go tomorrow.  Will not give in!!! :-[ :-[

Clarice
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 18, 2011, 08:59:49 pm
Clarice, lets make a pack, I will go back to the club tomorrow and you will go to the Y!  I didn't go to the club tonight because I wanted to get home and see what the doctor had to say about Hubbies back.  If all goes well this week he should be back at work next Monday.  I WILL GO BACK TO THE CLUB TOMORROW, THAT'S TUESDAY APRIL 19, 2011.  CLAIRE WILL BE AT THE Y ALSO!  Jill :D
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Post by: Kaybo on April 18, 2011, 09:03:11 pm
Y'all should try my weight loss plan - I've lost 21 pounds since I returned from the hospital (15 of that was water weight - I thought that I was going to explode my skin was so tight - they pushed SO MANY bags of fluid/blood), since then, I have lost 6 more that I had when I went in!

K   ;D

*I really wouldn't recommend it though!*
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Post by: CHD63 on April 19, 2011, 06:49:17 am
Jill ......

WOW, this thread really is a motivator!!   ;D  Thanks, I needed that.

Kay ......

Isn't there a saying "Be careful what you wish for!"  Think I'll pass on the suggested way to lose weight.   :o

March, march, march ........

Clarice
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Post by: cindyj on April 19, 2011, 10:46:29 am
Kaybo...are you ok now?  How did I miss that you were having surgery?  Take it easy!

Clarice, I agree w/ Soundy that the no aeresol must mean hairspray, etc.  No way are they saying no inhalers...well, I'm pretty sure ??? 

And, did you get to the gym yet today, Clarice?  Jill, how about you?  This is Tuesday, the 19th!  Jan, good for you for getting back on your bike!  Keri, how did your ride go? 

Cindy
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Post by: CHD63 on April 19, 2011, 04:27:20 pm
Alas, I did not make it to the Y today, but probably got my heart rate up to the desired cardio range just waiting 2 1/2 hours for the cardiologist appointment!

Actually the cardiologist encouraged me to exercise a minimum of 25 minutes per day, 5 times per week so I really have no excuses any more.

TOMORROW I WILL GO WITHOUT FAIL!!!

Clarice 
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 19, 2011, 08:50:47 pm
HHHMMM, Hawaii weight lose program or the Kay hospital weight lose program, both cost lots of money, both serve you food you're not use to, one has you fly there while the other one gives you drugs so you think you flew there, depending on which hospital you are in the view might be similar to Hawaii's, but something tells me I should go with the Hawaii program.  Kay - Hope all went well, let us know if you want to.

Cindy - Yes, I made it to the gym and to be honest I did it because I posted it.  It was a bit nicer out today then yesterday and I was tempted to just go home and walk the dogs.  Got to the gym and it was hailing so it was a good call.  Biked for 48 minutes and burned 490 calories.  Got home and the dogs wanted to go for a walk and Hubby needed to get out of the house so we took a little 15 minute walk.

Clarice - Waiting that long for a doc appointment is just wrong, hope it doesn't happen again.  Tomorrow April 20, 2011 you will be at the Y and I will be at the club.  I stated the date so there would be no confusion about when tomorrow is, as we all no tomorrow never comes.  Clarice I'm going to need your help, you've got to go so I keep going.  I have to work extra hours Friday and I work Saturday(don't usually do that) so it's going to be hard to make myself go to the gym Thursday and Friday after work, If I know you're counting on me to go so you will go then I will go.  Hope that makes sense! Jill ;)

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Post by: Kaybo on April 19, 2011, 09:43:22 pm
I even texted Clarice to get her to go to the Y & I will again tomorrow - that's one thing I can do from this blasted bed!! Surgery did NOT go well...comPlications...ICU, back to surgery & 5 blood transfusions. Why can't I do anything the EASY WAY? I'm sure it'll all be good in a few days!

K  ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 19, 2011, 10:22:34 pm
Kay so sorry to hear that things didn't go well at all!  I guess you are destined to be an example for the rest of us.  "If you think you've got it rough see what Kay went through and is doing just fine!"  Five blood transfusions my goodness it sounds like we and your family are lucky to still have you here with us.  Will be thinking about you the next few days and hoping that each day gets better and no more complications.

Glad to hear you will text Clarice, once she finds out what you have gone through I'm sure she will be at the Y so she won't let you down, perhaps she will even get her husband to go as well.  Take care of yourself and please keep us updated.  Jill :) :)
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Post by: Kaybo on April 20, 2011, 06:40:36 am
Thanks Jill!

I assure you Clarice knew what going on the whole time - to some degree - praying & pacing me thru it!

There's always someone in a much worse situation than you - that's what I have always tried to remember...even though this wasn't good & it's unfortunately taking me a bit longer to "bounce" back, I will be OK...some don't have that luxury!!

K  :D
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Post by: CHD63 on April 20, 2011, 07:07:02 am
Hey, I need to count that as exercise ..... all the pacing I did last week!!

Yeah, yeah ...... I'm on my way to the Y shortly!!!!!  Jill, are you????

Clarice
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Post by: Kaybo on April 20, 2011, 07:23:17 am
I MAY try to get a shower & have Mom take me to Target. Once there, I plan to use a motorized cart (watch out, baby!) but getting into the building will definitely be exhausting for me!

Wish me luck!

K  ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 20, 2011, 10:53:26 pm
Kay - Glad to hear that Clarice knew what was going on with you, it's always good to have as much support as you can get.  Sure hope the trip to Target went ok, other than being exhausted from it.  It's good to get out after surgery but it sure takes a toll! :P

Clarice - Yes, you exercised last week while pacing/worrying about Kay.  Do you have any idea how many calories are burned just by worrying?  Lots I'm sure!  Yep, made it to the club, believe it or not I was looking forward to it.  It's one of the few times or is one of two times during the day that I can actually sit in one place for more than 5 minutes without being interrupted by someone.  I ride the bike and read the paper in peace.  Today I only made it 45 minutes, my legs were sore from yesterdays workout and from work.  Hope you made it to the Y Clarice!   ;) Jill
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 21, 2011, 05:55:44 am
JIll, I'm looking forward to it. For what it's worth, my best side is straight on, at least I look most symmetrical then. From either side the difference is noticeable, but for some reason it is more evident when my stronger side is toward the camera.

Kaybo, I believe we just need to ban you from future surgery. I'm really happy you are ok.
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Post by: Kaybo on April 21, 2011, 07:01:29 am
Surgeries have always really kind of been no big deal to me - I guess since I had a 14 hour one so young I just always thought, "it's not brain surgery!" I think this threw us all for a loop - pretty scary. The one thing that stinks though was that I was ready to give the BAHA a try...now not so sure I even want that "simple surgery"!

Target was OK. I was a machine on the electric cart & even had one lady comment how great one of my turns was! :) But I did Peter out about halfway thru - & this was a quick trip too. I gotta get my energy up - I'm going to start taking my vitamins again & Donnalynn also suggested some liquid iron. Big trip today is going to Dr. - hopefully then I'll have a few more answers too.

My mom leaves today and that makes me very sad (& scared)!  Maybe that will MAKE me do more/feel better because we all know that moms don't usually get to take time off!

K ;D
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Post by: CHD63 on April 21, 2011, 07:26:27 am
Kay ..... remember, baby steps, not marathons, as you get back into your routine ..... "slow and easy wins the race."

Hurray, Jill ..... work outs and work!

Yes, I made it to the Y but for some reason, just had to push myself the whole time and could not complete my usual circuit ...... better than nothing, I say.  I have done this before ..... good work outs for several times and then have one like yesterday for no obvious reason.  Sort of like hitting that fatigue wall in the middle of a work out, maybe??

Going walking today ..... work out again tomorrow.

Clarice
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 21, 2011, 10:31:41 pm
Kay - I sure hope you don't have to have any more surgeries, ok maybe the BAHA, I'm sure Jan can talk you through it.  Hope the doctor visit went well, got the answers you wanted and a better feeling about your future medical issues.  Sorry to hear your Mom has to leave.  It's always nice to have someone around to take care of you and help you out, especially your MOM!

Clarice - Glad to hear you made it to the Y, sorry the workout didn't go as you would have liked, sometimes we just aren't up to a full workout.  Taking a walk is a great idea, get some exercise and enjoy the sights, it helps to remind you why it's important to get exercise, so you are here to enjoy doing the things you want to do.  I'm counting on you to go to the Y as tomorrow will be a tough one for me.  Have to work early and perhaps late, have someone on vacation so will be working extra hard.  I will be beat and tempted to just go home, knowing you're going will help get me there.  The up side to working out is that it makes me sleep better so I don't worry about work before I go to sleep or wake up during the night and worry.  Pretty much crash right out and stay that way tell the alarm goes off.  Speaking of sleep, I best brush the teeth and head to bed.  Jill :P :P
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 22, 2011, 04:47:00 am
I'll be back at it Monday following a couple of weeks of what is called "active rest" in Body-for-Life. I saw my doctor this week for my annual checkup. I have lost ten pounds since last year and all of my bloodwork, etc. was great.

Kay, if you decide on the BAHA (and I'm rooting for you to do so), have it done under a local please.

Sara
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Post by: Jill Marie on April 24, 2011, 10:34:53 pm
Sara - Hope you enjoyed your "active rest" and are ready to get back to it.  Congrats on your checkup and of course loosing 10 pounds. I'm jealous! 

I worked out Friday after work, 50 minutes on the bike, was surprised I made it considering we were so busy at work that I missed lunch.  Luckily my husband packed me some of his homemade bread that is way more filling than regular bread, ate that and it got me through.  We had so many customers yesterday that I never sat down the whole time I was at work so figured that counted as a work out.  Hubby & I took the dogs for an hour walk today so I think I'm good.  Hope everyone had a nice weekend.   :D
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Post by: Keri on April 25, 2011, 03:04:00 pm
hi everyone,
wow, i've got to catch up soon in forum reading. i need to find out what happened to Kaybo! i've just been reading quickly here and there.
once i got done with that two day bike trip (which was great, albeit windy, rainy and cold on day one and just windy and cold on day two) i got busy with Holy Week at church. i play piano and plan our services and having a long practice Wednesday, service Thursday and Friday and two on Sunday make it a very busy week (although i love this time of year). Clarice knows.
anyway, i need to catch up  - will do so soon. i have to go for a run first.
wow, we have gone from coooold, never going to see spring weather to summer in one day!

talk to you soon.
keri
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 25, 2011, 04:33:29 pm
I did manage to go to the gym this morning. I really like the 20 minute high intensity interval training sessions on cardio days. Tomorrow is weights and it will be closer to an hour.
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Post by: CHD63 on April 25, 2011, 05:17:58 pm
Well, I made it to the Y ...... admittedly "kicking and screaming" ...... but managed to complete a full work-out of treadmill and resistance machines.  I was worn out afterwards, but it was truly worth it.

Yes, Keri, how well I know about all of the extra planning and rehearsals prior to Easter ..... but it is always glorious and very much worth the effort.  We, as usual, went from Winter to Summer nearly overnight ...... high in the 50s yesterday, 80s today!  That's hard on this ole bod.

Trying to walk on the alternate days of a full workout.  We have a lovely park nearby so when it is nice, it is a real treat to enjoy the great out of doors.

Clarice

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Post by: cindyj on April 26, 2011, 07:06:43 am
Just a quick "way to go, y'all" and keep it up!  I'm still sore from my class on Fri - good feeling!

See you later,

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 26, 2011, 08:50:56 am
Lower body workout this morning. Would have loved to skip but wanted to be able to tell this group I went. Thank you all for the motivation!
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 27, 2011, 09:10:32 am
Now I remember why I dislike the stationary bike so intensely. But it's done.
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 28, 2011, 09:14:03 am
How are all my virtual gym buddies doing?
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Post by: Kaybo on April 28, 2011, 11:32:43 am
sedentary...but hopefully excused!  Lost a LOT of weight though...

Proud of your continued hard work Sara - keep it up!

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on April 28, 2011, 12:07:01 pm
we have been passing a virus around and taking turns jogging to the bathroom ...

even lost  3 pounds ...

like Kay's weight loss program , I wouldn't recommend this one ... leaves you weak and feeling like you have been turned inside out

Hawaii Plan sounds alot better  ;D

we had tornadoes yesterday and I did get some exercise walking around the farm this morning checking fences ... drove back as far as I felt
comfortable and then walked ... was scared to get the truck to a point I would have to back out ... we have trees down and some flooding but
overall OK ... last report I heard had 165 deaths in 4 states do to yesterdays storms ... 5 passed over us ...2 dropped tornadoes in the county I live
Alabama hit hard ... my brother and dad had to evacuate when limbs started falling on trailer and still don't know if it is still there or not
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Post by: saralynn143 on April 28, 2011, 12:22:11 pm
Kaybo, of course you are excused. Wish I could be there to help out. Take good care of yourself until you are fully recovered.

Soundy - oh my goodness! You take care too. Will keep you and your extended family in my prayers. Please let us know as soon as you hear anything about your brother and dad.

How is everyone else?

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Post by: msmaggie on April 28, 2011, 12:49:22 pm
 I'm keeping an eye on Ms. Kaybo...and is she ever an eyeful these days!  :o :o She does look amazing, but I'm not opting for her diet plan either  ;). It was 92 here yesterday.  My days of walking outside are drawing to a close.  Back to the treadmill for me!

Priscilla
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Post by: Kaybo on April 28, 2011, 02:34:11 pm
Thank the good Lord for my angels, Clarice and Priscilla...Priscilla, for driving an hour to take me grocery shopping and making dinner and Clarice for been my ever present encourager on the phone and texting...she will probably be READY for her surgery so she can get a break from ME!!  ::)

K   ;D
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Post by: msmaggie on April 28, 2011, 05:34:41 pm
Ms. Kaybo,
Any excuse I get for spending time w/you and your darling family is good with me.  I have been thinking so much about Addi esp.  Being around her makes me miss my girly ever so much!  You really did look amazing even if you were moving slowly.
Love you much!

Priscilla
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Post by: CHD63 on April 28, 2011, 09:33:02 pm
Kay ......

You are my hero (or should it be heroine??) and the least we can do is be the rungs for each others' ladders when needed!  Sure wish I lived closer to you so I could hop in and see the new, skinny you!!  Well ...... maybe "hop" is not the correct word.

Word to the wise:  do not remain quiet and polite when going for a massage and your back is killing you!!  Had a bad experience today, but it was my own fault.  Just disgusted with myself for wasting the money on what my husband thought would be a treat for my birthday.

What was interesting was that after I had walked for awhile afterwards, I was OK again.  Back sure seized up when lying on my stomach too long!

Back to the Y tomorrow.  One more week to be in the best shape possible before surgery.  Sure hope I am not on my stomach for ??? hours during surgery!!!

Clarice
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Post by: cindyj on April 29, 2011, 11:27:11 am
After rising early to attend the Royal Wedding this morning (and how beautiful it was!), I did manage to drag myself to my class.  As usual, once I was there, I was so glad I went!  We have our dancing tonight, so will need to take a nap ;)

Kaybo, I hope you are improving rapidly!  Glad Priscilla and Clarice have been such a great support for you!  You girls, are awesome!  Clarice, too bad the massage wasn't relaxing and didn't feel good - that's supposed to be the idea, right?  Sara, you are inspiring me - keep it up!  Soundy, hope everything was found ok for your family after the tornadoes - that really, really was something, wasn't it?  I could not believe the wind that night and yet we didn't even have any tornadoes in the metro Atl area, fortunately.  Very scary - I usually don't take the warnings too seriously.  I suppose I will in the future. 

Enjoy the weekend, all - will see you back here next week for your reports!

Cindy
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Post by: Soundy on April 29, 2011, 08:30:12 pm
my Dad and brother are living at Best Western up in Fayetteville Tennessee... the trailer is damaged and not safe to live in

school went back today an hour late ...kids were glad to be back

need prayers for my half sister's grandmother ... she live in an area hit in Alabama and is listed as missing...
both the grandmother's home and an aunt and her family's home are gone ... praying that they are sheltered in a church or
school ... they don't have good records of people they have ... and some people pop in and out ... been a hard couple days
the aunt and her family are not listed as missing or as dead ... hoping that my sisters grandmother is with them and
they are somewhere safe and just can't make contact ...
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Jill Marie on April 29, 2011, 10:41:06 pm
Keri - Good to hear from you, was beginning to think you didn't survive the bike trip, glad it went well, despite the weather that is. Looking forward to hearing more about it and what else you have been up to.

Clarice - Glad to hear you made it to the Y again and enjoy the walks, I love to take walks with my husband and two dogs, it's good for all of us.  Hope you get some more time to exercise this week so you're ready and relaxed for your surgery. 

Sara - Why don't you like the stationary bike, think you mentioned it before but don't recall the details.  I ride the bike at the club a lot.

Soundy - Glad to hear your Dad & brother are ok, so sorry to hear there home isn't safe for them to be in.  Hope you get news soon about your half sisters Grandma.  I hate to say it but I've been so busy at work that I haven't kept up with the news, didn't realize how bad things have been weather wise.  Will read about it this weekend.

Priscilla - We are living in opposite worlds, it snowed for over an hour this morning, luckily this afternoon we got up to 55.  You are already heading back in to get out of the heat and I'm hoping for good weather so I can go out in the heat.

Cindy - I want to go dancing too!  Details please!

Hubby, the dogs & I walked every night this week and I made it to the club once to ride the bike.  Since Hubby is home with a bad back I've been walking with him so he can get out and get some fresh air.  The walks actually seem to help his back now, at first it killed him to walk.  I've been working overtime a lot the last two weeks but that should hopefully end tomorrow so I can get back on the bike and ride, outside that is.  Gotta get to sleep now as I work tomorrow.  Jill :(

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Post by: Soundy on May 01, 2011, 09:09:26 pm
Worked at church from noon until around 5:00 ...we unloaded donations of personal care items and then packed bags for individuals ... we made womens bags , mens bags and then children's bags... we hoped for about 200 and ended with 600 ... the bags have been delivered and tomorrow we are sending food and water ... walked several miles and lived thousands of pounds ( 10-15 pounds at a time) the radio station came out and broadcast from the church community room and asked for donations to add to what we had collected ... it is unbelievable the amount of good that were brought out ...there was a call from workers at ground zero needed soap , shampoo, diapers and stuff like that ... they had been getting food and water deliveries but needed soap , towels and stuff  ... something else we were asked to round up were can openers ... many people were given bags or boxes of food ... much of it canned ... only to find that they couldn't get into it ... we called for them on the radio and had about 50 manual can openers brought to us ...

my legs and back know I have been busy ...so tired I can hardly think , but it is a good tired ... going to get some sleep and go back and help sort and load tomorrow ... Hannah is just finishing homework ... she and Sarah worked right along side me at anything they could do ...proud of them ...

still no word on family members that are unaccounted for ...
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Post by: Kaybo on May 01, 2011, 09:35:33 pm
Such a good work...what a good thing to be sore for...awesome, Soundy - so proud of you!

K  ;D
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Post by: CHD63 on May 02, 2011, 06:15:58 am
WOW, Soundy .......  What an awesome task you did.  The recipients I know are extremely grateful.

Sure hope you get word about your family members soon.

Many thoughts and prayers.

Clarice
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: Soundy on May 02, 2011, 07:06:26 am
feet are killing me and a bit dizzy ... over did ...

we have a 5K this weekend to raise money for our efforts so will get in that exercise ...I am going to take what girls Scout cookies I have left , about 25 boxes and add to food going down... will help load food trailer and then coming home ... my house has been neglected since storms hit and will soon be declared a disaster area if I don't do some work on it ... I say scrubbing , sweeping and folding count as a work out ... already have sheets and blankets washing ... gonna pack up the blankets to encourage cold mornings to move on ... hoping rain holds off so I can hang things out ...

see the up and down from basket to line and the nearly touching toes to bend and pick up stuff are all exercise ...

I think I am too tired to be typing ... kinda silly feeling ...

still no word but keeping busy helps to not dwell ...
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Post by: cindyj on May 04, 2011, 12:10:34 pm

Cindy - I want to go dancing too!  Details please!

Hubby, the dogs & I walked every night this week and I made it to the club once to ride the bike.  Since Hubby is home with a bad back I've been walking with him so he can get out and get some fresh air.  The walks actually seem to help his back now, at first it killed him to walk.  I've been working overtime a lot the last two weeks but that should hopefully end tomorrow so I can get back on the bike and ride, outside that is.  Gotta get to sleep now as I work tomorrow.  Jill :(



Ah, we started dancing about a year ago - lessons once a week and then we started going down to an American Legion every Fri for "real" dance practice.  We just love it!  Can't imagine what we used to do on Fri nights!  We started out just w/ West Coast Swing, but have since learned a little bit of numerous other dances (Waltz, ChaCha, East Coast, etc).  The spins can sometimes be a challenge, but I figure it just helps the brain adjust...besides, it's just too much fun - I can usually overlook the extra wooziness I may experience.  It actually would have been a challenge even before life w/ and w/out an AN ;D  Hope your husband's back is doing better!

Soundy, what a great contribution you guys are making!  So needed and so rewarding, I'm sure...

I am trying a Tai Chi class tomorrow - my gyno recommends it to all her over-a-certain-age patients, and said it would really be good for me (w/ vestib challenge).  Said here in the West, we focus on strong bones in case we fall as we age, but in the East, they focus on strengthening balance so they don't fall in the first place - won't break a hip if we don't fall ;), so thought I'd try it...will let you guys know how it goes...

cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 05, 2011, 08:02:10 am
Hit the treadmill hard this morning. I won't be able to go to the gym tomorrow because it is Civil War Day at school. My husband and I have been volunteering for the past six years. This year and one more and we will retire. It's fun but very tiring.
Title: Re: let's run! or walk! or something....
Post by: saralynn143 on May 06, 2011, 07:16:41 pm
So, as I said, I worked really hard at the gym Thursday since it was the only day this week I was able to make it. This morning my husband and I did a presentation at Civil War Day. I wore my reproduction boots (incidentally the same ones that Nicole Kidman wore in Cold Mountain) and was on my feet nearly all morning. Now I have nearly unbearable shin splints, which are also working their way around into charlie horses and up into my hip adductors. Generally I don't have much pain to complain about, but this really HURTS.

I think I need to take some ibuprofen and go to bed.
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Post by: Keri on May 09, 2011, 10:57:01 am
wow, sara, interesting to read about your Civil War enactments / involvement. Sounds cool, but i wouldn't like those boots either. good for you for all your progress and staying so consistent.

cindy - you've been a great motivator to everyone.

soundy - any word on your half sister's grandma? my half sister lives in alabama. they are in a trailor park. they had so many tornadoes go north and south of them. scary, scary stuff.

jill and clairce - y'all have been a great encouragement to each other. good for you! even when you don't feel like it.

kaybo and clarice - i'm trying to read all over the forum to find out how you are doing and what's up with infections, surgeries, etc. i have not been around much the last few weeks. i think i've finally got the story on kay, but wondering how you are doing now? are you feeling better finally? i hope so. i know you are so busy with your girls and all their work at school, sports, etc. i pray for you.

and clarice - i need to find out about you now. so i'm going 'clarice post forum hunting' after i'm done here. i will be praying for you too, i just need to know more details.

yes i survived the bike thing. we rode from DC to almost frederick on day one but storms prevented us from completing the ride. day two frederick to gettysbury. i think 45 miles day one and 50 the next. it was fun, cold, wet, but better day two. a privilege to ride with military and wounded warriors. woudl like to do it again next year.
this past weekend i ran a half marathon and it went much better than i thought it would. i was scenic and just the right amount of not too big hills.
today is a beautiful day and i need to run, bike or something.
good to be bakc on here again!
keri
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Post by: Kaybo on May 09, 2011, 11:11:32 am
Just returned from walking (all I can do) for the first time - well, obviously I've been walking but not for exercise. I'm still very low on my energy & the dr told me to rest for 6 weeks but I just can't do that. I heard of a friend who had a laproscopic hysterectomy AND a bladder sling & she was running a mile in 4 weeks. Tomorrow is 4 weeks - I gotta get with it!  Fake it until you make it is my new motto!  I can't tell you how great it felt to put on workout clothes - ESP ones that wouldn't fit before! - & sunscreen/tanning lotion (w/sunscreen)!! I'm determined not to let this weight loss go by the wayside - esp since I found out we are going on a cruise at the very end of July!  I'm going to need lots of encouragement!

Laying down now - hope this walk sits well with me!

K ;D
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Post by: Keri on May 09, 2011, 11:16:24 am
glad to hear from you and glad you're resting now.
oh wow, i feel for you, kay. so hard to do the mom thing and have no energy.
i hope the getting back into walking thing really helps you after the course of a few days.

keri
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 09, 2011, 12:12:18 pm
Good for you Kay! Just be sure not to overdo the exercise bit as you recover. The cruise sounds like fun. Is the whole family going or just you and Dave?

Clarice, we're all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers this week. Let us know how you are doing as soon as you are able.

I decided that since I have never gotten shin splints from the treadmill before, and also never had problems from my Civil War boots, that the leg pain was probably due to the unique combination of the two. I also think I probably need to replace my running shoes before I get on the treadmill again. I worked out on the elliptical this morning and so far, so good.

Have a great week, everyone!

Sara
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Post by: Keri on May 09, 2011, 08:34:00 pm
hi sara,
seems i've read somewhere that many times shin splints are due to needing better running shoes (or a newer pair). it can get a bit pricey, but it's worth it as well. you should see all the pairs of old / new / in between running shoes we (hubby and me) have laying around our house! a lot of races and running stores take donations of shoes when they're worn out, so we donate them too.
just don't run in those boots!
i think they have a run in DC where people wear high heels! crazy! at least it's a short race.

i did get out and run a bit and then bike. i love bking on dirt trails... there's a park near our house. it's a lot more fun than running (in my opinion) but requires more effort (as in prep).

glad to be getting caught upon everyone. i finally cound clarice's surgery thread. i had no idea all that was going on.

keri
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Post by: CHD63 on May 09, 2011, 10:37:27 pm
Keri .....

Please do not feel badly about not knowing about my surgery. You have had a lot on your plate!!  It is hard to keep up with everyone on the Forum so I understand perfectly!!

We walked in Griffith Park (Glendale, CA) this afternoon. Does that count towards pre-op exercise?  Gorgeous weather ..... Cool and sunny!  I could get used to this if I were not thinking about surgery in 39 hours!

Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers.

Clarice
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 10, 2011, 08:01:01 am
Clarice, walking absolutely counts. I'm praying for a wildly successful surgery.

Keri, I hear you on the expensive shoes. I wear shoes for extreme flat foot/pronation. They usually run about $130 per pair, but I found a pair of last year's model in my size on clearance for just over half price. They shipped this morning.

Have a great day, everyone.

Sara
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Post by: Kaybo on May 10, 2011, 08:29:42 am
Great news about the shoes, Sara!!  Getting new tennies is a HUGE deal for me...I usually research, research, research and then price compare (my friend makes fun of me!).  This year (in Houston) I went to a running shop that evaluates your stride and then puts you in what fits that.   I left with the same model I'd been in!  Good to know I'd done my research right!
How are the shin splints?  I had shin splints so bad in 9th grade that I had to tape from ankle to knee in strips going around my leg...crazy!  When I wasn't playing and just sitting in class, they had me drawing the alphabet in the air with my toes.  I still do that sometimes when they are acting up!

K   ;D
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Post by: moe on May 10, 2011, 09:14:21 am
Hope you're feeling good after your walk, K. (on the side, where are you taking your cruise. You can actually get lots of exercise if you so desire!)

And good to hear the other news, Keri and Sara ( Sara~loved that pic on FB!)

One last day before surgery, Clarice. Make sure you go on a nice relaxing walk, maybe along the beach? I'm sure you'll sail through with flying colors. Will be praying for a swift surgery and recovery.

Ok, gotta do some sit ups (sorry that's all I can muster today). Getting ready for that trip to TX.

Took a zumba class yesterday~my new love! So invigorating and FUN.
Maureen
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Post by: cindyj on May 10, 2011, 11:10:47 am
Yes, shoes can make all the difference!  I never believed that until several years ago when I started all this jog/walking stuff...used to just wear my tennis (tennis) shoes for everything.

Maureen, I have recently taken a couple of Zumba classes...it is fun!  Parts of the one I'm taking get a little corny for me, but have enjoyed it, for the most part.

Played tennis the last three days, but not much else...lots of fun, but don't know that I burned near enough calories...have a class on Thu and Fri, though...

Clarice, that weather out there is awesome, isn't it!  Guess you're doing all your pre-op stuff today - it will now all be over before you know it!

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 10, 2011, 02:41:22 pm
Kay - I did that evaluation thing too. They had me run barefoot on a treadmill while they videotaped my feet. Then we watched in slo-mo. The degree of my pronation was pretty startling - it looked like my ankle could snap at each step. I don't know exactly how long I've had those shoes, I only wear them to work out and even carry them to and from the gym in my bag. But I recently noticed that the mesh over top of my big toes was beginning to wear, so I'm sure it's time for a new pair.

Moe, I loved your pic on fb. Lookin' good!

Speaking of pics on fb - Keri, loved the prom pics. So pretty.

Cindy, tennis sounds like fun. So does Zumba. The PE teacher at my son's school, who got me involved with Body-for-Life, is doing boot camps before and after school. Unfortunately it's either pay for boot camp for pay our YMCA membership. Sticking with the Y.

Clarice, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Soundy, haven't heard from you in a little while. Everything OK your way?
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Post by: Jill Marie on May 10, 2011, 10:44:59 pm
It's not a good sign when you feel to tired to post! Going to give it a shot because I'm way behind.

Cindy - So glad to hear that you have been dancing for over a year now, I love how a few dance classes have turned into your Friday entertainment.  Was your Husband in the Military, just wondering since you said you go to the Legion to dance.  My Dad goes there for the same reason.  I know what you mean about the spin moves, glad they're worth it.  I love riding roller coasters, or should I say use to love them, want to ride them again but I'm afraid they will make me feel sick instead of excited.  Will do as you did and give it a whirl!  My hubby's back is finally doing better, thanks for asking.  He went back to work last week and actually rode his bike to work today (50 minute ride), he said riding doesn't hurt thankfully. 

Sara - The Civil War Day sounds like fun, except for the shin splints of course, hope you're doing ok now!  I get them every now and then when I walk to fast on a hard surface.

Clarice - Will be thinking about you, hope the surgery goes well.  When you're up and ready to go again I will be here to support you and your Hubby through the Spring workout program.

Maureen - I've heard lots of good things about the Zumba, they do it at the club I go to but I don't think it's for me, maybe I'm just chicken.  What's it like?

Kay - So glad to hear you feel up to taking a walk, remember baby steps.  I know you want to keep the weight off that you loss through extreme measures but you don't want to do to much so you end up back at square one. 

Keri - You sure like to challenge yourself don't you?  I love the nice paved flat road rides and you like the dirt trails.  I do agree with you on the biking over the running.  Hubby and I are going to ride some trails on our vacation, some are flat road & some are packed gravel with some hills.  Perhaps I will learn to like the off road rides too!

Work has been exhausting and therefore keeping me from working out like I want to.  At this point I have to make it a mind over body decision or I won't be ready for our vacation in June.  Walked the dogs for 1/2 hour tonight then took my first spin of the season on my bike, made it 20 minutes, will increase a bit everyday.  We will be biking an average of 30 miles a day on vacation so I want to be ready so I can enjoy it.  Won't bike everyday thankfully.  Hope everyone has a good week, Jill :)

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Post by: Keri on May 11, 2011, 09:21:48 pm
Thanks for posting, Jill. You're always so good at encouraging everyone! Sounds like you NEED a vacation! Wish I could go biking with you everyday... sounds like fun.

I did read on another thread that Clarice is out of surgery. So glad Kaybo is on top of that and I'm sure we'll get a good update in the morning.

I did something that I say I'm going to try to do everyday, but always put it off  - I ran. in the morning. and not at 11:59am, at 8:30!! was so good to just get it over with. Wednesdays are so busy for me and it's hard to work it in later in the day. I need to do that again.

Have a good rest of the week and.. like Cindy says... 'get moving!!'

Keri
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 12, 2011, 08:15:19 am
Done with cardio for today - on the elliptical since I am still waiting for new shoes.

Second workout will come this afternoon - taking MIL to the dentist. We both have appointments.
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Post by: Keri on May 12, 2011, 09:39:53 pm
i wouldn't let myself get on facebook today until i ran. i didn't run until 5pm. didn't get on facebook until 11pm. i didn't miss much. hard to believe sometimes it can be so addicting.

i'm thankful that all went well with clarice.

hope your shoes come in soon, sara.

keri
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 13, 2011, 05:18:13 am
UPS says tomorrow . . .
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Post by: Kaybo on May 13, 2011, 07:12:33 am
Ohhh... Then you'll have to give them a good workout!!

K  ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on May 14, 2011, 09:25:37 pm
Keri - Yes I need a vacation, we are going in June and when I get really tired and frustrated I picture myself on vacation.  I love to ride my bike, I feel so free and independent when I do it. Not boxed in at my office at work or at home.  The faster I pedal the more free I feel.  When I'm on the bike outside it feels more like something I want to do then something I want to get over with.  Thanks for letting us know Clarice is ok, for some reason I couldn't find the thread about her surgery.  Glad you got a run in early, perhaps one early one will turn into 2, 3 etc.

Sara - We will need a report on the new shoes!

Well so much for my mind over matter!  I didn't ride the bike again tell today!  Came home and took a nap one night, Hubby said I looked like I needed one so went for it.  Last night I did some grocery shopping, walked the dogs for 1/2 hour(let them run free) by the time I got home it was to late to bike and fix dinner.  This afternoon Hubby was having trouble with the bike he rides to work so we went to the hardware store for parts.  The wind was blowing like crazy, thunderstorms on the way.  The ride to the store was a breeze(pun intended), the ride back was horrible.  There were times when I thought about walking as I felt like it would be quicker than riding against the wind.  When we got home my legs felt like rubber.  Got a call from my sister, she is stopping by tomorrow on her way home, rubber legs then cleaned the house!  Keep on movin on! Jill 8)

P.S. Just found the Clarice thread!

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Post by: saralynn143 on May 14, 2011, 09:30:45 pm
They didn't come today. UPS status says they were transferred to the post office for delivery as of yesterday. Anticipation is building . . .
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Post by: Jill Marie on May 14, 2011, 09:36:44 pm
Sara - I don't like it when they do that, was looking for a package on my porch the other day and found it in my mail box.  They should have just let the shoes out of the box so they could walk to you.  Will be expecting a report on Monday, enjoy your Sunday!  Jill :)
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Post by: CHD63 on May 15, 2011, 08:46:14 pm
Hey, can I wait until next week to start running????   ::) ::) :o :o ;D ;D

Clarice
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 15, 2011, 08:52:07 pm
You can wait as long as you need to, Clarice.
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Post by: Kaybo on May 15, 2011, 09:11:38 pm
At this rate, clarice will be running before me!!  :o

K  ;D
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Post by: Keri on May 15, 2011, 09:37:53 pm
i was going to add... with the progress clarice has been making, we are going to start nagging her to get back to exercising soon!

my exercise this afternoon consisted of baking cookies and brownies for my son in the AF in afghanistan and some of his friends. i licked the bowl and snacked along the way and now i feel  blaaaah, will need to try to run this off tomorrow! the making and baking doesn't take as long as the packing... got to wrap them up in parchment so they won't stick, then plastic wrap, then zip lock, then add apple peel wrapped in paper towel (a trick someone said would keep them fresh) then another zip lock, then bubble wrap... etc. hopefully they'll make their little trip halfway around the world in good shape and bring encouragement to scott's security forces squardon!

jill, i biked to the store the other day too. everytime i do that i then remember i need something BIG, like charcoal, or a gallon of milk. i stuffed so much stuff in my backpack that i breezed downhill to home. that was a little wonky for the balance too! thankfully, the bike ride home is mostly a long, slow downhill trip.

my goal - exercise in the morning tomorrow. wonder if i can put out here in public that i won't get on facebook or forum until i run... i guess i can and just did.

ok, i'll report in tomorrow!

keri
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Post by: Kaybo on May 16, 2011, 05:40:42 am
I have a meeting at one & have to return the "card reader" I bought yesterday b/c it doesn't work.  :-\ I am determined to walk before I do all that since walking is still all I can do!!

Good luck, Keri - I have faith in you!

K  ;D
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Post by: Keri on May 16, 2011, 07:19:29 am
thank you! i did run! at 8:30am. yay - glad to get it over with. just a short run but it feels good to get it over with.
what's a card reader?
and ... for clarice and kay - walking is great! so take it easy somewhat and get back into things slowly!

keri
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Post by: Kaybo on May 16, 2011, 08:01:59 am
Keri~
It is what you put your memory card in from your camera to get the images onto the computer.  I always just plug my camera in and do it that way but since I have a Canon and Dave used my friend's Nikon, we have to do something different (Dave was my 2nd and a life saver b/c since the wedding was so much later than planned, the sun had moved - a LOT - so I was shooting right into the sun!  I have INCREDIBLE shots of the rehersaul, though  :'(...oh well). 

Glad you got your run in...it looks like it might rain here (even though not forecasted) so I have waited a bit...AND really...been on the phone!  ::)

K   ;D
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Post by: ppearl214 on May 16, 2011, 08:10:30 am
*quietly sneaks into thread.... looks at how marvelous everyone is doing.... sees own face turning green with envy......*

well, I did a charity 3k walk yesterday... and for those that know and have met me, you know the physical struggles in life I have..... but, there were 30 on our walk team.... and I took my time, at my own pace... and although I came in last for our team, I feel like I came in first, knowing I pushed to do it and when it got tough going for me, approx 1/2 way through the walk, I remembered why I was there.... and pushed myself along.  Bloke tells me 3k = 1.8 miles (give or take), so in my situation....... I'll take it! :)

You all are SO inspiring to me... and you all were in my mind... kept noting to myself, "well, if these folks can do it, well, heck... so can I...".... and I did! I thank you all for giving me the mental strength to finish the walk.

*quietly sneaks back out of thread.....*
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 16, 2011, 08:46:21 am
Wish there were a LIKE button for your post, Phyl.
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Post by: Kaybo on May 16, 2011, 08:48:33 am
PHYL~

That is SO AWESOME!!!
SNAPS FOR YOU!!!!

OK - so HAVE to go walk now...

Love ya!
K
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 16, 2011, 09:13:36 am
Oh sheesh. UPS says my shoes have been transferred to the post office, but the post office tracking page says only that they have been notified that they will be receiving the package.
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Post by: Kaybo on May 16, 2011, 09:21:18 am
OH NO!!!   :o

K   ;D
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Post by: Kaybo on May 16, 2011, 10:27:52 am
walked...about 1.5 miles...30 minutes...certainly better than nothing!!

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 16, 2011, 11:46:27 am
Way better than nothing Kay! Good job!
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 16, 2011, 11:57:21 am
My shoes are here!!!!

And so pretty - I thought they would be white and light blue, more or less like my old ones, but they are silver with just hints of light blue accent. I can't help but run fast in them!

Oh - there is a tiny circle on the side that says "Mo go" in it. Maureen needs a pair.
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Post by: CHD63 on May 16, 2011, 03:23:36 pm
OK, Guys and Gals ......

Since I do not want the nagging to start ...... I walked probably close to a mile this morning, from Seton to St. Vincent's to House Clinic and back.  Does that count as exercise?  Albeit, VERY slowly and with several stops along the way.  But, I made it, none the worse for wear, so that is the important thing, I'm guessing!

Sara .....  What kind of shoes did you get?  Also, Kay ...... you told me about a brand, as well??  I need to get some really comfortable, balance friendly walking shoes, to re-motivate myself on returning home.  Problem is I have a narrow foot so rarely can "buy off the rack."

You all will be so buff and healthy, we won't be able to live with you!!  Keep it up everyone!

Clarice
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 16, 2011, 03:56:15 pm
Clarice, I was barely able to walk down the hospital hall that soon post-op. Good job!

My shoes are the Ariel model by Brooks. I think New Balance is well-known for an excellent variety of widths.

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Post by: Cheryl R on May 16, 2011, 04:15:13 pm
Clarice, Easy Spirit website has 30% OFF their shoes thru today on the online website.  $5 shipping.    That is about all I wear with my wide feet and they have narrow too.     The level 3 athletic ones are probably what you are looking for and that is what I wore when I worked.            I also get Footsmart catalog and are online and got some easy spirit ones this spring from them and also from the easy spirit site a while back.    Only level one but do me pretty good.     I got slip ons as tying shoes is hard for me with the balance issues and probably you too.      Footsmart has all kinds of stuff for people with problem feet.    Mine are sensitive too so is not fun to find shoes.              My husband asked how I could get shoes from online and I said only because both were Easy Spirit 8W and knew they would fit and they did.                       Cheryl R
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Post by: kraynok2 on May 16, 2011, 05:05:00 pm
I'm trying to get caught up on all of the messages!  It's good to see Clarice posting, although I did not think it would take long!  I talked with her on the phone Saturday and she sounds good.  I'm glad all went well for her.  To you runners and bikers, I'm hoping to get on my bike sometime soon after this recovery for the parotid gland tumor.  I saw a pair of walking and toning shoes from Maryland Square that I think I'm going to order.  I have a time finding shoes because I wear a size 5 and you can't find them anywhere.  I even told one sales person that being in my 50s, it's really no fun to have to buy Mary Kate and Ashley shoes!!   :D  I give credit to you long distance runners.  I don't think I could do it.  My town has the West Virginia Strawberry Festival and I had a goal after my AN surgery in Nov. to try to prepare for the Strawberry Mile.  However, that pesky tumor in the gland showed up, so that went down the tubes.  Maybe next year.  Sandy
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Post by: Kaybo on May 16, 2011, 05:17:03 pm
Sandy-
Please be very careful with the "toner" type shoes - their was a whole thread on here about them. If you have any balance issues, they are probably not the best thing for you!

K  ;D
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Post by: Kaybo on May 17, 2011, 06:25:28 am
US?  NAG?  On this thread?  It is NOT NAGGING, it is encouraging (albeit strongly sometimes...especially from the Drill Sergeant!!)   ::)

K   ;D
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Post by: msmaggie on May 17, 2011, 08:10:18 am
I'm back from taking school kids to D.C. for 4 days.  The good news is that we had a great time.  The even better news is that I walked a minimum of 4-5 miles a day around the city.  It is a great place to walk because of all the open spaces and the great scenery to distract you while you are walking. I'm feeling a little strain on my shins because of walking the hills we DON"T have in Houston, though  ;)
Priscilla
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Post by: Kaybo on May 17, 2011, 08:23:30 am
YEA!!  You are back all safe and sound!!  Talk to you soon!!

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 17, 2011, 08:28:43 am
I really, really, really did not want to go to the gym this morning, but I just had to try out my new shoes. So far, so good!
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Post by: moe on May 17, 2011, 09:42:12 am
WELL SARA THAT'S ONE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION! ;D
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Post by: kraynok2 on May 17, 2011, 10:22:00 am
Kay
  Thanks for the information.  I haven't had any balance problems, once in a while a tiny bit when I turn, but nothing major.  I'm still deciding what kind of shoe to get.  I had a really good pair years ago that I bought in Boston when I was at a convention.  I may look up that website.
Sandy
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Post by: Kaybo on May 17, 2011, 10:23:05 am
Just went for my walk - made myself go even farther than yesterday!!  Addi was surprised when I told her how far I walked yesterday!!   ;)  Feels so good to be in the sunshine.  Once I get the RELEASE, I think I might try running though.  HOWEVER, at this point, I think it would just jar everything around in there...hope it is not always that way!  Really wonder if she will let me go full throttle next week anyway... ???  At least I am doing something!

K   ;D
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Post by: msmaggie on May 17, 2011, 02:40:29 pm
Um-m-m-m..Ms. Kaybo, I am not in favor of your bouncing around your innards until you are sure nothing will spring a leak!  Just walk VERY briskly!  :D

Priscilla

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Post by: Soundy on May 17, 2011, 04:11:36 pm
had another round of someones revenge that put me flat on my back or sittinjg in bathroom for 5 days ... did lose 8 pounds but don't recomend this way of peeling off pounds ...

have spent last week trying to get back to normal so haven't been real active..

still have not heard from missing family ... I called the post office for the small community where she lived and they said they couldn't tell me anything due to privacy issues ,but that if I mailed her a letter she would pick it up... then said send her one ... I think she was saying that she was OK becasue she was so insistant that she would pick it up ...sowe have sent letters and hoping
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Post by: Jill Marie on May 17, 2011, 11:31:08 pm
WOW this is one active thread, lots of good info. and encouragement for all!

Clarice - Please remember what they taught us in school, WALK DON'T RUN.  So good to hear that you are able to go out and enjoy the flowers and fresh air.  There will be plenty of time for kicking it up a notch when you have healed from your surgery.  I will not encourage/nag you tell you have had plenty of time to recuperate.  Please note that one only sees it as nagging if one feels they should be doing it but have failed to do so.   :D

Kay - Can't believe you are already walking a mile and a half, the woman I work with had a similar surgery(not the same problems afterwards) a couple of years ago and she couldn't walk around the block by this time.  I totally agree with you, we don't nag and I only drill sargeant when forced into it, so don't make me!

Keri - Yep, packing for Afghanistan takes way longer then baking the goodies, and 10 times longer than it will take Scott and his buddies to eat them.  Thanks for the apple peel tip.  When I packed brownies I put them in individual Ziploc baggies, then in freezer pint size Ziploc bags and put bubble wrap between the layers.  My son said they always arrive just fine.  I'm sure you know about the flat rate boxes the post office supplies with a discount when sent to Military addresses.  If your son loves brownies you might want to try the ones my son loves.  Betty Crocker use to have a German Brownie mix, it got discontinued so I came up with this.  Layer 2/3 of the brownie mix in the pan then drop spoonfuls of coconut/pecan frosting on it, then the rest of the brownie mix, take a knife and cut through the layers to mix them a bit, then bake 5 or so minutes longer then usual.

I don't worry about riding my bike to the store since my Hubby always goes with and wears the backpack and has the carrier on his bike, he, he!

Phylis - Yea for the 3k.  It always helps to know you have a cheering section with you even if you can't hear them!

Sara - Glad to hear you finally got the shoes, nothing like a new pair of shoes to make you go workout.  I agree with you on the New Balance shoes, that's about all I buy anymore.

Cheryl - Thanks for the shoe info. will check into them.  Any idea if any of them are American made, I like New Balance for the width and they use to be all made in the USA, now some still are.

Sandy - There's no I might do the Strawberry Festival next year, YOU WILL DO THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL!  A month before my surgery I broke my leg/ankle so as I sat in my living room looking outside at the green grass that I couldn't walk in.  I decided to walk Bloomsday the next May for the first time in my life.  The Bloomsday Race is the biggest timed road race in the world.  I enjoyed every minute of the race just as you will enjoy the Strawberry Festival.

Priscilla - Oh how I miss going on trips with the school kids, bet you had a great time.  What did you see and do?  Isn't it amazing how far you can walk when your sight seeing and not just walking for exercise?  Hope your legs are feeling better.

Soundy -  Sorry to hear you've been so sick, hopefully that's the end of it for quite some time.  You deserve a break from being sick.  Hope you hear back from the relatives soon.

My exercise today was finishing planting the garden, started it Sunday but had to stop because of the rain.  I know this is long but it's not my fault, I had lots of posts to respond to.  Have a great week, Jill 8) 8)
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Post by: Soundy on May 18, 2011, 05:27:47 am
I took a little over a mile walk this morning ... it is only 43* ...perfect walking temp... between 35 and 50 I walk my best ... I warm up without over heating ...

need to start getting up another 30 minutes early to get a little more walking in ... ...this morning left with an hour before the girls need to get up and walked 30 minutes and turned around ... we have measured the back roads and have 1 , 3 and 5 mile marks  to measure by ... I would walked more distance if not for the varmints along the way ... we have a mink right down the road that I call Priscilla ... we have seen her sitting on a stump always peeking around or cleaning her face ... this morning she had 3 tiny versions of herself picking the water snails out of the shallows of the creek ... escargot for breakfast ... also saw a blue million squirrels , a coyote and 2 flocks of  turkey ... and I had to freeze and watch whoever didn't run off immediately and watching means I am not walking ....I need to leave my camera in the truck over night so it will be cold ... I took it with me  but with it being house temp , it fogged the lens and I couldn't take any pictures ... just got various colored blobs ...

I hope I don't get the bug again... twice has been plenty ... I figure that when school gets out and I am not around germy little kids I will be well til fall when I am around them in masses again ... 7th and 8th grade were suppose to have finals this week but they put them off til next week due to high absentees due to stomach bug ...
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Post by: Cheryl R on May 18, 2011, 06:36:09 am
Jill Marie,     Just looked and the 3 pair I looked at are made in China.   Frustrating!    Maybe someone has heard of any American made ones.            I have seen that LL Bean has New Balance and now free shipping to all orders.            Cheryl R
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Post by: cindyj on May 18, 2011, 08:44:49 am
Great to see so many of you checking in here and keeping us all updated...I must say, especially our two recent post surgery girls, Kaybo and Miss Clarice!  Take it easy you two, but good to see you're moving!  Clarice, that is a long trek from Seton to St. Vincent's over to House!  You are just doing amazing!  So glad ;D

Been at the beach since Sat (brrrr, but beautiful!), prior to that, I was hit with a number of migraines, so been very slack on the exercise thing...did finally go out for a brisk two mile walk this morning - good to get back out, but not near enough!  I must nag, encourage, yell, etc at myself to do more in the next few days!  Am finally going to that Tai Chi class tom morning - looking forward to it.

Jill, no, my husband was not in the military, but this Amer Legion has one side in which non-members are allowed - happens to be the side with a HUGE ballroom floor!  Such fun!

Got to go unpack, start the laundry, pay the bills ::) - back to reality - talk w/ you all later!

Cindy



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Post by: saralynn143 on May 18, 2011, 09:52:23 am
Cheryl, this may help you: http://www.runningtrainingmarathon.com/List-of-American-Made-Running-Shoes.htm
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Post by: Cheryl R on May 18, 2011, 03:28:56 pm
Thanks Saralynn!     Good to know.      Cheryl R
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Post by: Keri on May 20, 2011, 08:51:27 am
wow, jill, thanks for keeping up with everything everyone is doing.

i'm glad to see clarice and kay... take it easy; walking's good. clarice, how is your husband doing? we were a little concerned for his health just a few weeks ago.

regarding shoes: i agree with sara, if you're even thinking about running, however slowly, you need a GOOD pair of running shoes. a running store should have staff on hand to fit you properly and help you get the right shoe for your foot, your stride and your purposes. good shoes are so key in helping to prevent shin splints and other problems like that.

Priscilla - where did y'all go / stay in DC? that's my neck of the woods. I do a lot of running / biking down there (though i live in MD just right outside of the district). I hope the weather was good and there were lovely flowers blooming!

if anyone needs motivation to get or keep moving, now that it's spring/summer, there's many 5k's. you can walk/run them if you don't feel like running the whole thing. but SIGN UP. that makes you train (believe me, this is the only thing that keeps me running... i keep signing up for stuff).

have a good weekend! i'm hoping to get in a long bike ride tomorrow. i have my autistic daughter in a 5 hour respite program for the day, so i can bike a while. i also need to run long too, but i like biking better, running is more of an obligation! (but it helps me be a better biker and vice versa).

keri
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Post by: Jill Marie on May 20, 2011, 09:07:16 pm
YEA IT'S FRIDAY!!!

Soundy- Good to hear you're out and about again.  I would love taking your walks, great description of the minks, I could picture them as I read your post, the critters sure make the walks enjoyable.  We see bunny rabbits, marmots and an occasional coyote.

Cheryl - Thanks for checking the shoes, I know it's hard to find American Made ones so If someone comes across some I like to check them out.  My husband lost his job of 24 years when the plant closed do to foreign competition so we buy American when we can.  Will check LL Bean as I'm due for some new shoes.

Sara - Thanks for the American Made shoe link, Hubby is checking it out so I can get a new pair of summer biking/walking shoes.

Cindy - How was the Tai Chi class?  Glad to hear the Legion lets non-members in too, especially with a nice dance floor to enjoy!

Keri - Hope you enjoy the nice long bike ride, it's good to get out and ride like the wind!

I did really good this week until tonight. I had to work late then our new manager and I discussed business for a while, changes that will hopefully give me more time to ride my bike and also changes that will let me enjoy my job more so I feel more like exercising then sitting and eating goodies.  Walked the dogs for 20 minutes every night and Wednesday & Thursday rode my bike 40 minutes.  Rode even though I was tired, felt better after the ride then before and talk about sleeping good.  I love it when the alarm clock wakes me up from a very sound sleep!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Jill :) :D

 
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Post by: Kaybo on May 21, 2011, 03:12:51 am
I started the week off really well...I walked at least 1.5 miles both Monday & Tuesday....& then my world was rocked again...While my mom was in Houston, taking care of my from surgery, she found a lump, but didn't tell anyone. Since then, she has been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Tuesday about noon, I found out that my mom was scheduled for surgery on Friday & had a consultation Wednesday morning. By Tuesday night, I was sitting in Mom's living room - I'd hastily bought a ticket, showered & packed (all between 3:30 & 6) also picked up girls from 2 schools & taken little ones to Brownies - coming home between each trip!  I'm sitting in a hospital room in tbe middle of the night as I type this. Although we got good reports from the scans Thursday & the surgery went well yesterday, I think we still have a long road before us. I did pack my walking clothes so hope to get some exercise in - have done LOTS of walking to appointments and thru hospitals. Thank goodness I was able to get some of my strength back before this week started.

Most of you know this thru FB or texts but I thought it ok to share here. I believe strongly in the power of prayer and ask now that you will join us in praying for my sweet, little mama!

K  :-[
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 21, 2011, 10:14:28 am
shhhhhhhh

Finally made it the gym this morning.  Am hoping I'm on a roll.

May thanks to those of you who actually have the motivation to follow a routine; you are a huge inspiration.

I hope to join your ranks very soon.

Keeping my fingers crossed,

Jan

Am keeping mom in my prayers, Kay.  God Bless!
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Post by: CHD63 on May 21, 2011, 12:51:48 pm
Yay, Jan, for making it back to the gym.  Dr. Stefan (HEI internist) said to wait a month before vigorous exercise for me.  So, the week before the Symposium I will need to get off my duff and back to work on the weakening muscles!

Kay, you know you and your mom are in my prayers.  You will get back on your normal regimen after you get home and hopefully rest up a bit.  You've been on a wild ride for a couple of months now so as we say "listen to your body" and do not push beyond that fatigue wall.  Easy does it for a few weeks.

Jill, congrats on all of the good bike rides.  You are rapidly in the hot months so I hope you are taking along adequate water on your rides!

Cindy .....  Walking is what does the most for me, these days.  Glad it does for you, as well.  We have been doing a lot of walking back and forth from Seton Hall to the hospital cafeteria and/or House Clinic pharmacy, mainly just for exercise.  Hardly have to hang on to Truman anymore so that is a big improvement.  He is the slow one these days!   ;D

Keri .....  Other than being bored watching my hair grow back in  ::), Truman has done well with his health issues.  I was so nervous beforehand that something else would crop up, but he has seemed to be just fine.  Still have a couple of things to check out when we get home, but no crises on this trip.  So I am grateful, once again, for the power of prayer.

Clarice
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Post by: Soundy on May 21, 2011, 05:34:48 pm
Sorry to hear about your Mom , Kay ... hope she does well ... I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers ... Mom is 3 1/2 years into her fight with aggressive breast cancer and doing well ... she has been had cancer free scans and tests for a little over 2 years ...

my Girls Scout troop is working on the "In The Pink" IP ... it is learning about breast cancer , treatment and prevention ... we have a Relay information booth to set up ... we have planned to have pink hearts on a white background with names of those in the fight ... I will add a heart for your mom

somehow today we ended up with a 6 week old border collie / St Bernard cross ... gonna let her legs get a little longer and then see if she will become a walking companion ... the 2 dogs we have got are not good walkers ... 10 pound Scruffy bounces around with too much energy and trips me ... Max is 11 1/2 years old and has decided she is a better rug than dog and lays around dozing at least 2/3s of the day and has no interest in walking anywhere with me  ...hopefully this new puppy , dubbed Stella , will walk with me ...

have carried my camera with me with no luck at getting shots of the mink ... did get a buzzard sitting on a fence post ... he was not nearly as appealing as the minks are ...
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Post by: saralynn143 on May 21, 2011, 07:46:03 pm
Your GS activity sounds great, Soundy. My mom is also a breast cancer survivor.

Our black lab is a great walking companion, until she poops out. Then she wants to lie down and rest, and thinks we should wait for her. Sorry, Daisy, don't think so!
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Post by: Jill Marie on May 21, 2011, 08:01:39 pm
Kay - Will be thinking about you and your Mom.  Boy Mom's sure are tough aren't they, she found the lump while taking care of you and didn't want to say anything as you were going through enough.  So glad you were able to be there with her as she was with you.  Hope she will be OK.  Glad you shared the info. with us so we know what's going on with you.  Take a walk when you can to de-stress.

Jan - You are on a roll for sure and soon to be among those that exercise regularly, I can just feel it!

Clarice - Glad to hear that you are doing so well and that your Hubby is fine also, or at least nothing major going on while you had your surgery and recovery.  As the doc says, take it easy, enjoy your walks together.  I ride my bike in the evening so I'm fine right now but will start carrying water when it gets warmer, thanks for the reminder.  The way the river is right now I can get water just by riding as the water is over the trail I ride on in a spot or two.  We are at near flood levels but homes will be fine. 

Soundy - Boy you get involved in lots of stuff.  I was a Girl Scout, in fact I still am an honorary member because I continued throughout high school to be a scout.  We had a Border Collie/St. Bernard mix years ago and he was a great dog.  Protective of the kids but as gentle as a lamb with them.  I tried walking with him but couldn't keep up with him on the leash, he walked great with us when we were some place we didn't need a leash.  Hope Stella works out.

Going to go barbecue some steaks, later, Jill
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Post by: Keri on May 22, 2011, 02:25:36 pm
so thankful about Clarice and also Kay's mom.. hoping subsequest tests show the cancer is all gone.

Jan - so glad you got back to the gym!! Keep it up!

Jill - no long bike ride for me.. my mom was in the hospital yesterday. She will be alright (she's in a nursing home and was very agitated and disoriented in the hospital). Pretty intense day but she's more relaxed today and things are better.

I'm just sitting on my butt thinking about how I should go bike but I'm so tired. So, maybe I will, maybe I won't. I did at least bike to the hospital yesterday. It's not that far and parking is really a pain. I didn't find a place to lock my bike so I locked it to a chair in the entryway of the ER!

Wish y'all were here to tell that if I'd just get up and go do something, I'd feel better that I did. Or the other voice is saying 'It's okay to rest!'

Keri
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Post by: Kaybo on May 22, 2011, 03:40:25 pm
DL-
I am ok - just wanted you to know. Mom is doing exceptionally well - went to lunch today after she got out of hospital (double mastectomy & major lymph nodes taken FRIDAY!).  Looking forward to talking to you though!

K  ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on May 23, 2011, 09:14:42 pm
Keri - Sorry you didn't get to go on the bike ride, know you were looking forward to it.  When Mom needs you she comes first.  Seems like you are to young to have a Mom in a nursing home.  Then again my Mom was bed ridden from Arthritis since I was 5, taken care of by her children then a care home then the nursing home before she passed away at 73.  Hope your Mom is doing ok.  Had to laugh when you said you locked your bike to a chair in the ER, love your spunk!  If you rode your bike yesterday then good for you, exercise is sometimes relaxing, if you just sat on your butt and rested because you needed to then good for you, sometimes we just need to take a break. 

Kay - Glad to hear your Mom is doing ok, major surgery and life changes but sounds like she's lucky to be here with you.  As you mentioned before, a long road to go yet. 

Take care you two, Jill
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Post by: leapyrtwins on May 23, 2011, 09:32:38 pm
I'm still on the exercise wagon, but have changed my path a little bit.

Since getting to the gym seems to be part of the problem - it's farther from me since I moved - I've decided that my goal is to exercise in some shape or form each day.  Some days it might be the gym, some days it might be the exercise bike in my house, my "regular" bike, or the tennis court down the street, a walk on the lake front at lunch time, etc.

I'm only on day 3, but I seem to be adapting to this goal better than the past one; it's not as inconvenient or stressful.

Hope to keep at it,

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on May 23, 2011, 10:49:47 pm
Sounds good, Jan...keep up tbe good work!

Just to keep everybody informed, this is the text I sent out earlier today:

Dr just called...not very good news...took 25 lymph nodes & ALL had cancer (dr very surprised)...will be doing radiation AND chemo - will start as soon as drain tubes out...

Pretty sad about this...

K  :'(
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Post by: CHD63 on May 24, 2011, 07:32:16 am
Kay, you know you have tons of prayers going out for both you and your mom.

Love you, Clarice
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Post by: Kaybo on May 24, 2011, 10:25:53 am
Just went walking - brought walking clothes with me here - thought it might be good to get out & get exercise and fresh air. Not sure how far I went but probably 1.5-2 miles - walked pretty fast though - except when I was texting!  ::)

K  ;D
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Post by: Keri on May 24, 2011, 10:55:40 am
if texting were exercise, we would surely excell and our teens would be olympians!

kay, i'm so sorry about your mom, so hard when things were looking so good from the surgery. i'm hoping the chemo and other treatments go as well as they can and the stupid cancer can be gone. getting out and walking does help the stress part of things. my prayers are with you and her. and like clarice said, many are praying.

jill m, i'm 50 , my mom  is 80. she's had MS for 40 or so years. a few years ago just totally stopped walking / functioning. plus her mind sort of went with severe dementia (which i learned wasn't just loss of memory; it's getting stuck on things and being very agitated and all the issues that go with that). she's doing a bit better than she was a few years ago, which is good. she is out of the hospital and back in the nursing home right now. before when she had MS and could still walk with a cane, she was so active and had so much 'get up and go.' although her left side didn't function well, it didn't keep her down. it's tough to see her like this, but we've settled into it now. the fact that you kids took care of your mom is really a nice and special thing, though i know it must have been really tough.

jan !! so glad for you!! day 3; that's awesome. you're back on a roll. and it is so wise to just keep active and do what is possible, not always knocking yourself just to get to the gym. and with the stack of books you mentioned on the other thread, you have lots to keep you busy on the exercise bike!

oh, and the day i was debating whether to bike or sit, i sat, then i went out and biked. was so glad i did.

i need to do somehting today.. i guess run. i'll report back!

have a good day, everyone, and kay.. keep us posted.
keri
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Post by: cindyj on May 26, 2011, 02:29:41 pm
The Tai Chi is very cool!  Unfortunately, enough people did not sign up for the next session, so this was my last class :(  Hopefully, the one later this Summer will work out.  The instructor constantly discussed the balance benefit of Tai Chi...it was a challenge, but more of a progressive type of thing.  Very peaceful also.  We did today's class outside - was really awesome!

Kay, so sorry to hear about your mom...I hope she is healing well and that she responds well to the chemo and radiation.  I did not have chemo, but did have radiation with my second bout of breast cancer.  Do know they've come a long way with the differenty types of chemo.  Please give her my best.

Keri, sorry to hear of your mom's issues as well.  Went through some pretty tough months w/ my father n law a year ago as he was in the later stages of Alzheimer's...yes, dementia is so much more than just memory loss.  Please take care of yourself as well.

Jan!  Glad to see you're back on the fitness wagon :D  Keep it up!

Clarice, do you not ever slow down!  You are amazing! 

Jill, things ok your way?

Soundy, a puppy, awwww...

Sara, I've lost track, have you started back w/ your fitness program yet?  Think you were in your "rest" period...or maybe I missed something?

Have a great Memorial weekend, all!  Dancing at the Legion tomorrow night - sure they'll do something nice to honor all our servicemen/women...

Cindy
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Post by: Kaybo on May 26, 2011, 02:39:39 pm
Have been walking everyday again.  Don't know how far but think I am doing pretty well.  Mom has walked the last two mornings - I walk a little ways with her and then walk her back home and then go for a REAL walk.  Today, I actually tried running a bit.  Sad attempt really but at least I did it...really don't have the OK from m y Dr again so want to go slow...

K   ;D
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Post by: CHD63 on May 26, 2011, 02:58:41 pm
Still jet-lagging a bit here, but did go for a walk around the track at our nearby park.  Felt good, but once around was enough.  Lots of small children on hot wheels and little bikes made me a bit uneasy.  Do not need a fall right now ..... well, any time, for that matter ..... but hitting my head now would not be pretty.  :o

Cindy, I need to check out local places offering Tai Chi.  Wonder if I could do it with my permanent balance issues.

Docs told me not to lift or bend for a month so not sure what else I can do until mid-June.  Figure walking may be about it in the mean time.

Still feeling great so no excuses in a couple of weeks!!

Clarice
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Post by: Keri on May 27, 2011, 09:48:05 pm
so glad that clarice and kay are walking so much post surgery. i'm glad you're not doing 'more' at this point. sounds great. except for dodging kids on hot wheels!

ok, i just put this on my facebook page but i really need accountability... got to get up and go run at 7:00. shooting for 12 miles.
unless i have some kid issue (i.e., no sleep because of some 'crisis' ) then i should get up!!!
so you all can yell at me if i don't.  thank you.

have a great weekend!
keri
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Post by: cindyj on May 28, 2011, 07:33:49 am
Keri, it's 9:30...are you about done w/ your run?  Going to be hot if you haven't started yet, but you know you must do it >:D  We're waiting ;D

cindy
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Post by: Kaybo on May 28, 2011, 07:40:47 am
Texted Keri & she's in middle of run - says it's hot!!

K  ;D
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Post by: texsooner on May 28, 2011, 10:46:36 am
Wow, great to see this thread still has legs (pun intended) ;). Very proud of all you guys staying after it.

Just got back from a 50 mile bike ride....feels like the middle of summer here already. We always do a loop route.....it's fun riding with the wind, but no so much right into it. I'm training now for the Hotter 'n Hell 100. This is a pretty famous 100 mile bike ride that is held in north Texas (Wichita Falls) every year in late August. Those that know Texas can understand where the ride got its name.

I always do better staying active if I've got something to train for. Still running 2 or 3 times a week too as I don't want to start from scratch for marathon training in the fall.

Hmmm, Keri's going 12 miles.....sounds like the long run at the beginning of marathon training, but can't imagine doing a full marathon in the summer heat. Is this training for something Keri? I'm going to try to force myself to do a simiilar run tommorrow morning.

Keep it up everybody.....be active and stay safe.

Patrick
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Post by: Keri on May 28, 2011, 12:20:18 pm
kay did check up on me! i texted back during a walk break... i had many walk breaks! i think i did 11, maybe 10 miles; felt like 20. i went out at 8:30 and, wow, it sure seemed hot (just not quite texas hot).

patrick - sounds like a great race ! i guess i am at the beginning of marathon training (groan....) starts in 3 weeks. we're supposed to be up to a 14 miler by then. am probably close to that. are you doing houston again? i'm doing marine corps in october. i'm still loving biking, although i have yet to do a really long ride.

what's everyone up to this weekend? my husband is AT THE BEACH and i'm about to go clean house, do laundry,  and nag my teenage daughter to get caught up on all her school work. hmm.. what's wrong with that picture!!?

have a great weekend, everyone!
keri
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Post by: Jeanlea on May 28, 2011, 08:41:01 pm
Good to see that everyone is still exercising. 12 mile runs, 100 mile bike rides...wow! I've stopped running for awhile and have been doing longer and faster walks. Did 5 miles one day, 6 miles another day. Today my daughter made me go with her to a 5K run. I ran most of it. It was a beautiful cross country course. We started out on blacktop, then onto a mowed path on a field which was still wet from the rain that stopped just before the race began. After that there was a short stretch of blacktop before going back into the fields and then the woods...which had no grass...which meant a lot of mud! I walked that part. Didn't want to the person who fell in the mud and needed to be rescued. That was at mile 2. The rest of the course went by quickly and my running was getting better. I even sprinted to the finish to pass a couple of runners. Now I want to get back to running more.

Coming here keeps me motivated to keep moving. Thanks.

Jean
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Post by: Keri on May 28, 2011, 08:56:25 pm
good for you, jean! i kind of like mud, but not too much (like where your shoes would get stuck in it). i like running or biking on dirt trails.

today i finished the day with a bike ride through Rock Creek, DC's version of Central Park (but longer and skinnier). It was so nice. I biked down to the zoo, but didn't really check out any animals, just stayed by the creek.

keri
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Post by: Soundy on May 30, 2011, 03:04:53 pm
we took a ride back in the hollow to check fences and we  took the puppy .... the girls ran her little legs off ... she made the ride home laying on my chest with her head on my shoulder sound asleep ... right now that is fine but if she gets as big as I figure she will , she is not sitting in my lap ...

have been off the exercise  wagon for most part ... did go to the Parthenon in Nashville Friday with 6th grade ... we made 2 laps around the lake while waiting for our tour to begin ... we left with 47 kids and came back with the same 47 so I guess you can say it was a good trip

been doing alot laps on my butt in the hay truck ... this has got to be the most boring farm job there is ... every few 10 minutes or so I move the truck to sit between round bales as husband loads ... loading square bales is no more active really but at least not "put me to sleep" boring since you circle the field at about 2 miles per hour ... some things we do like rounding up  calves yesterday for the Tuesday sale are labor intensive and actually perk me up while at same time wearing me out ... but that is much better than getting worn out doing nothing ... tried walking away from truck and back to it between moves but the stubbled field is a trip hazard

I told the girls that after Wednesday (last day of school) I am gonna roll them out and make the walk with me in the mornings .... the groaned
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Post by: Keri on June 01, 2011, 07:58:38 am
For whatever it's worth.. TODAY, June 1st is NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!!
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Post by: Kaybo on June 01, 2011, 08:08:58 am
I walked yesterday but can't today...Hope I am FINALLY being released from Dr from MY surgery and then I have Emee's awards ceremony.  Getting girlies and then have Swim Practice where I have to work a booth.  have hit the ground running here...you should heard yesterday's schedule (I put 46 miles on my car AFTER 5:30 pm)!  I am determined to work in a pedi today, though...I get one on the 1st day of school each year (b/c I'm sad that I don't have the girlies with me all day anymore - yep, I'm one of those mom's that LOVES having my kids home with me in the summer!) and the last day I can before summer.  It is TOO EXPENSIVE to go get one for all 4 of us!!
 
Incidentally, I have been walking 2 miles instead of one!!   ;)

Happy Day!
K  ;D
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Post by: Soundy on June 02, 2011, 08:16:28 am
Stella , my new walking companion is in trouble ... she chewed phone cord and have been net and phone free since my last post here  >:(
she will walk around the yard of field for a little bit and then flops down and wants to be carried ... I ignore her but girls pick her up ... she is growing at an alarming rate ...have not had her a full 2 weeks and can see her grow daily ... if she gets big enough maybe I can get a saddle for her and ride her when I get tired ...Bo says she is to little to learn to walk on a leash ... I want to get her manners down so she doesn't trip me or knock me down the steps ... my mom has a dog that tried to beat anyone going up or down the stairs to the top or bottom ... not that she needs to go up the stairs she has just made a game of it

walked 2 miles this morning ... no puppy or kids ...just me and a few birds ...did meet my husband on his way out to work as I was coming home

lets do some house work and then go take puppy to get shots ...
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Post by: Kaybo on June 02, 2011, 07:12:20 pm
Had my walking clothes on all day but never got my walk in....then got more bad news about Mom when I was at swim practice with girlies...came home and went and walked a few miles...and just cried...

K   :'(
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 02, 2011, 08:51:28 pm
Kay, I am so sorry. It's okay that your priority not be exercising right now - do what you need to do for your mom. Keeping all of you in my prayers.
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Post by: Kaybo on June 02, 2011, 09:34:48 pm
Actually, I'll probably walk more - just need to be sweating, by myself, sun & fresh air!

K
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Post by: Jill Marie on June 02, 2011, 11:39:16 pm
Hi Kay,

So sorry to hear that you got more bad news about your Mom, that's always rough then when you add onto it that she was just there taking care of you, I know it must really get to you.  Yes, walking is good, gives you time to think by yourself, to cry when you need to and it also of course makes you tired so you can hopefully get some sleep.  Exercise & sleep are good so you can find the strength to be there for your Mom in any way you can.  Take Care and let us know how it's going, when you feel up to talking about it.  Jill
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Post by: Soundy on June 03, 2011, 12:41:17 pm
Got in an early morning walk ... alone ... the girls have to walk at school in BCBS's Walking Works program and logged in at least two miles a week on top of all the walking they do getting around school ... our school has been added on to 2 times and is long and spread out ... you just get alot of walking in the course of the day ... they said they have the summer off ...

heading out to pay bills and then to the mall to look for decent swim suits ... the ones at Walmart that are right size are too skimpy ...even my girls said so ... told them to jump in pool with tanks and shorts ... got rolling eyes ...I hate walking in malls ... air is stale and too many people ... gonna stop at Kohls and Target before getting to Mall hoping to find something and skip th Mall all together ... but figure I will get walking in finding something

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Post by: Soundy on June 05, 2011, 02:26:12 pm
Hi Ho Hi Ho is creek wading we will go ...

going walking up and down a creek with youth life group from church ... we are gonna clean up banks and get wet ... I bought some skid proof water shoes but figure I will fall anyway ... water is about knee deep ... alot of places are limestone and look like concrete ... slippery as all get out ...walking in water gives legs a good work out as you fight against the water resistance ... we had  a rain shower just pass over but sun is coming back out ... lets go do water aerobics , country style
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Post by: Soundy on June 06, 2011, 09:40:11 am
well I didn't fall and was only wet to just above knees ... all the kids were head to toe wet ... and the creek was up a bit and there were places that it would have been waist deep on me if I had waded out ... walking in the creek would be good vestibular training ... between slippery bottom and the ripples playing with my eyes I was constantly readjusting and my arms wind milling to keep up right ... legs are tired ... I am taking that as a good thing ... they got a work out
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Post by: Kaybo on June 06, 2011, 10:19:01 am
How's everyone doing??

Addi & I just walked/jogged about 3 miles...Addi was good until the end when it was SUPER HOT (record 105 yesterday!).  Working on my tan while exercising!  Still need to do some exercises!  Of course, Addi had already done swim team practice for 45 minutes and exercises BEFORE we walked!!

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on June 09, 2011, 11:04:55 am
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soundy - any word on your half sister's grandma? my half sister lives in alabama. they are in a trailor park. they had so many tornadoes go north and south of them. scary, scary stuff.


keri


Good News on missing family members ... they have been with friends in southern Alabama ... their house which looked like it was gone only had some roof damage and about 20 trees in yard , some 100 feet tall are gone ... they were in storm shelter when it hit ... a neighbors triler was picked up and mangled and set down in her yard... this is what we saw and was reported as the property being a total loss ... talked to her for about an hour and she is in fairly good spirits ... her yard is still piled with tree debris ... going to see if I can catch my sons on a day they aren't working and go clean up some ... her son stayed a week trying to clean up for her but was not able to get off work and was driving 100 miles one way twice a day ... he managed to clear the drive way and walk way ... She has no insurance and a church pitched in to fix her roof ,,, strangers hauled off what her son managed to cut up and drag into a pile … she is sad about her trees … her once wooded lot has become cleared … if I can find some extra money may see if we can get her an oak tree …it won’t replace the huge ones she lost but can give her a symbol of a new start … she is depressed but says she will get better as soon as her yard doesn’t look like a war zone … she is thankful that all she lost were trees and shingles off roof …
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Post by: Kaybo on June 09, 2011, 11:36:55 am
Glad you found & got to talk to her!!

Been walking everyday...& finally getting some of "glow" back too...

K  ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on June 10, 2011, 09:57:06 pm
Jill finally reporting in!

Jan - Love your new exercise plan, nice variety and sounds like something that you can work with, how many days past 3 are you?

Keri - Wow, didn't think your Mom was 80, in other words you don't look like someone that would have an 80 year old mom.   Glad to hear your Mom is doing better now, better for both of you.  I understand your Mom keeping going despite the illness, my Mom did what she could.  Bet they had no idea that they would be such great role models for us when we had our medical issues.  Yes it was tough sometimes taking care of Mom growing up but it sounds like you know what that's like too.  Tons of great times together and learned a lot about compassion for others. 

Cindy - Sorry to hear the Tai Chi class got cancelled, sounds like it would be great for you and several others on the board, to bad they don't live closer so you could all do the next class together.  It's Friday night, hope you're out dancing!

Clarice - Good to hear that you're enjoying your park walks, understand the little ones making you nervous, perhaps you can find a time when the parks a little quieter tell you get your bearings back.

Pat - Good to hear from you, how do you find the time to do such long rides.  I can't seem to find the time for a half hour ride, I know, I must make time!  Please let us know when you do the August ride so we can cheer you on.

Jean -  Glad to hear we keep you motivated, sounds like your daughter does as well.  Can't imagine running a 5k, glad you enjoyed it.

Soundy -  Looks like Stella is going to be a handful.  Luckily you have the girls to wear her out.  Great idea on getting the girls up to walk during the summer, they will grumble but once you get them going they will be glad you got them up and going so they can enjoy the summer.  Glad to hear your family is ok, isn't it great what people do for one another even though they don't know each other.

Kay - Way to go on the 3 miles with Addi, especially in that heat.  We must be the only part of the country that isn't hot!

My plan to be in shape for vacation has failed, only 1 week to get ready for 15 to 30  mile rides.  Been working overtime at work and helping our son get packed up to go back in the Army.  He left Monday so I thought I would get back to riding the bike but that didn't happen.  Hoping to get a lot of things done this weekend to get ready to go so I can ride after work next week.  Just don't want to be so sore I don't enjoy the ride.  No regrets as I wouldn't trade the time I spent with my son this past week for anything.  I have been walking the dogs after work and took a couple quick rides so there's still hope.  Have a great weekend, Jill
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Post by: Keri on June 12, 2011, 08:56:39 pm
hello,
kay.. good for you and your walking.

soundy - so thankful you found your family members, what a relief. although it sounds as if things will be tough for a while.

jill marie - where do you go on vacation that you do all the biking? i know you said last year, but i don't remember.

i was gone a week with my family. we went to utah. we were going to head up to yellowstone / grand teton, but instead headed south to moab (better weather) and went to arches natl park and canyonlands. my husband and i could of spent the whole time hiking, biking, running, rafting. the girls were not quite so energetic! we went on a coupld of late afternoon runs on a single track mountain biking trail on a mountain behind our hotel. that was beautiful but YIKES scary! i though i was going to fall off the side of the mountatin running; can't even imagine doing that on a bike. but it was so different. really enjoyed. i really wanted to bike - that whole town caters to cyclists - road and mountain bikers. maybe next time...

i have a 10 mile 'race' this saturday. i really need to get in some running this week and a longish run early in the week, like by tuesday.

what's everyone up to?
keri
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Post by: Jill Marie on June 13, 2011, 09:12:13 pm
Hi Keri

I've never heard of the Arches National Park & Canyonlands, will have to check it out.  Will probably stay away from the scary part though, might be willing t walk it.  Your kids are the opposite of mine,  I would be the one saying no more hiking or biking.  Glad you got away and had a good time.  Good luck on your run Saturday, won't be around to cheer you on, will be on vacation by then.  For now though I can tell you to make sure and get out on that long run if you didn't already do it today.

Hubby and I are going to ride the Coeur d' Alene Trail in Idaho.  It's a paved trail that follows an old Union Pacific railroad line, it's 71 miles long.  It goes from just east of the Washington border to just west of the Montana border.  It follows a river & goes over a bridge on Lake Coeur d' Alene so the scenery is really beautiful.  We rode part of it last year, will do what we can next week.  There are also some rides you can take just off the trail which we plan to do.  There is one that is a 15 mile loop around a lake so you don't have to back track.  Hubby made a cart to go behind his bike so we can ride to the store for supplies.  We're also going to Geo-cache via the bikes and of course walking the dogs.  Ok, it's been said if you put it on the net you have to do it so here goes.  I'm not a morning person, Hubby is.  My plan is to wake up early and suggest a morning ride where we ride as the sun comes up so we can take pictures, a long nap will follow.   In the evening we are going to watch the best of Dean Martin DVD's.  I'm not a Dean Martin fan but love the guests he had on his show, Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart,etc.  Should be fun!  Jill :D
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 13, 2011, 09:19:01 pm
Laura had early basketball practice this morning, so I took the opportunity to go to the gym. Fifteen minutes into my workout there was a hailstorm and it dimpled my almost-new Subie. Can you believe it? If I had been a lazy lie-abed my car would have been safely tucked into the garage! BUMMER!
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Post by: Kaybo on June 13, 2011, 09:30:01 pm
OH Sara, I'm so sorry!!  Insurance??

I walked again today and I must say that I RAN farther and more than I ever have (this go around - I know I ran farther when I was younger)...maybe one of these days I will be up to a WHOLE MILE at once!!  How do y'all do these long runs!!!   ???

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 13, 2011, 10:05:34 pm
Go Kaybo! Have you ever looked into the Couch to 5K program? You might find it helpful. http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

I have a call into the insurance company. They left a message while I was teaching a class at International Camp so I will have to get back with them tomorrow. I'm betting the damage will come in just under my deductible. But as my husband pointed out today, that would just be another car payment (we just paid off the Subie last month).
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Post by: Keri on June 13, 2011, 11:10:21 pm
Aww, Sara, sorry about your car.

Kay - good for you! Don't worry if you run/walk/run or even walk/run/walk. There's plenty of people who do long distances that way (myself included). Sometimes that's the only way to get through it. If you're running in TX heat, make sure you're drinking water or gatorade (if you go out long, do gatorade).

Jill Marie - that biking trip sounds great/perfect/beautiful !!! i would love to do that; can i come along!? I may pass on the Dean Martin videos though, I remember when that show was on!

OK - since I've been back home I've been a bum and haven't done anything but open mail and unpack and try to catch up on work! Wanted to bike today but didn't get around to it.
My 10 miler this saturday isn't going to happen; a friend at church died and i'll be playing piano at her funeral. Sad, she was so sweet, but she was suffering a lot and that was hard to see.

I've joined a marathon training program (3rd year). By this saturday i'm supposed to be up to a 14 miler; don't know if I will be. These people (a pretty big group) -  some are sooo fast. Some are really crazy and do 50 and 100 mile 'races' and ironman triathlons. I just stay at the 'back of the pack' (i'm probably the slowest runner in the group). And a marathon is quite enough for me. Our pace group has a saying "slow still gets you there." Just takes a lot longer.

The weather is finally really nice here. We'll see how long that lasts. I really need to get out and run tomorrow.....
Keri


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Post by: Soundy on June 14, 2011, 07:58:35 am


Not knowing where they were was rough…. She didn’t have her address book with her and so didn’t call . As a whole the area I live in is built of caring people …. I could not believe the amount of cleaning supplies , personal hygiene items like washrags , towels , hand sanitizer , soap , shampoo , diapers , baby wipes , diaper rash cream , tooth brushes and tooth paste etc etc that  we collected at church …. This is what we were asked to collect by disaster relief in Athens  Alabama …. They were being swamped with tons of clothing dumped on them  but had little of essential daily need items…. We expected to a van load .. They took the seats out of a 15 passenger van used to pick up people on Sunday … it filled up quickly with the bags we packed … we had men , women , child and baby bags made up … we had to borrow a U-Haul type trailer to get the bags and cases of water delivered …

Sorry to hear about your dimples car … my truck got pelted about a month ago and is dimpled … but at 15 years old it and 265,000 miles it would cost more to removed the dimples that the truck is worth

I think I have found a good match with Stella … She is my constant companion … she is always at my feet to the point she is a trip hazard…. Something we are working on … She is laying on my feet as I type…. I have been walking her from about 5 -5:30... Get up with husband who leaves at 6:45 ….While he is getting ready we walk around the yard and across  the hay field… . She is taking to the leash well and is smart and obedient…more so than I expected . …. Sits on voice and hand command …we are  working on stay …She does get distracted by things that move … cats , cows , mule , donkeys … she is taller at the shoulders than Scruffy our wire hair terrier / wiener dog cross rescued from puppy mill … he use to pounce her… now roles have switched and she pounces him and stands on top of him , head held high like she has conquered Everest …… the fuzzy 3 pound pup we brought home weighs in at 12 pounds …this scares me …she is only 8 ½ weeks old …I think that she disguised herself as a runt to trick some gullible person into taking her home and is now showing her St Bernard ancestry … she needs a bath … Bo mowed the grass yesterday and she rolled in it on our walk this morning and she has turned green

I think she will make a good walking companion when she gets a little older … gonna let her get a bit older before taking her off down the road alone … she gets tired and just flops down and  lays flat on her belly until someone picks her up … don’t want to be a mile away from home and have to carry a whining baby  over my shoulder …

I have dropped 5 more pounds over last 3 weeks and my pants are slipping down as I walk… this is annoying … got some of those button things at Walmart ( as seen on TV) that you put on waist band to tighten pants up that are too big … it worked great until the back came off and I ended up with a puncture wound to the belly … gonna have to take jeans up I guess … with my yo-yoing , I am down 18 pounds from beginning weight …hoped to be at a 30 pound loss by now … but will take what I have got since it is not a gain
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Post by: cindyj on June 14, 2011, 12:55:19 pm
Hi, all!  I've fallen off the exercise wagon...and can't seem to get back on it...glad to see you guys are all doing so well, though!  My excuse is looking for a house - been looking for many months, but search has heated up as we have rented our house to a family who will be moving in here in about six weeks!  So, really trying to figure things out now...this is supposed to be a buyer's market, so you'd think this would be easy, but we have been having terrible luck w/ being out bid over and over again!  Anyway, I must get back to a routine soon - I'm very ashamed of myself  :-\  Have played some tennis and still dancing every Friday, but that's not the same...lots of fun, though ;D

Don't have enough time to "speak" to all of you, but will get back here for more as soon as I can.  Keep on burning those calories in whatever way suits you best :D

cindy

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Post by: Kaybo on June 14, 2011, 04:06:14 pm
Cindy-
The house across from me is still empty...I've been praying for a kindred spirit!

K  ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 14, 2011, 07:14:18 pm
Upper body workout this morning. It's easy to stop by the gym when one of the kids has an early morning activity. Other days not so much. Lots of early morning bb for Elbee this summer, fortunately.
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Post by: Kaybo on June 14, 2011, 08:44:30 pm
Didn't get up early today (well, actually woke up early, was awake for an hour and then went back to sleep since no early swim today!) and so it was too hot when finally got up & around!!  Addi and I just got back - walk and ran a tiny bit (too close to late dinner) - MUCH COOLER at night!!

Proud of myself for going!!

K   ;D
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Post by: Keri on June 14, 2011, 10:10:41 pm
proud of you too, kay.

cindy, the house next door to me is vacant! hope you find something soon. sign up for a half marathon, that'll work!

i ran today, but just for about 20 minutes.

keri
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 15, 2011, 07:34:44 am
Three days in a row! High intensity interval training on the recumbent bike this morning. Now waiting for the claims adjuster to look at my car.
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Post by: Soundy on June 15, 2011, 03:12:00 pm
still walking with my pup ... she is doing good on the leash ... still growing at an alarming rate , gaining about a pound
every 3 days  :o ....she goes back for next shots next week ...gonna ask doctor for advice on stunting her growth  >:D ...
not really ... if she gets big enough I can get her a cart and make her pull me around  ;D

we have Relay on Saturday Night ... then Day Camp diet begins Monday ... I always lose a little the week of Day Camp ....
I am no where near being ready for either Day Camp or Relay ... we have had VBS since Saturday ... tonight is last night ...
that gives me two days to finish cutting out stuff and packing group boxes and counting snacks ... that is a lot of snacks I have
5 days of snacks for 60 people sitting in my living room ...  :o ... I did follow the state approved snack list they use at school ...

lets get ready to go chase 19 4 and 5 years olds around VBS ...
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Post by: Kaybo on June 15, 2011, 04:21:16 pm
way to go girls!!

K  ;D
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Post by: leapyrtwins on June 16, 2011, 04:12:52 pm
I'm with you, Cindy, can't seem to stay on the exercise wagon.

I have my good days, this week it was Saturday, Tuesday, and today, but then I find a million excuses not to keep going.  It's a hard habit to break  ::)

And the dumb thing is, I feel so good when I exercise.  I just need to make it a priority.

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on June 16, 2011, 07:22:19 pm
letting it cool off and then going walking.  Haven't even started packing yet and leaving between 5:30-6 in the am!!

K   ;D
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Post by: Soundy on June 17, 2011, 07:22:50 am
been up since dawn making pop-can tab bracelets to sell at Relay tomorrow ... have sold $200 worth already ... have made $50 worth this morning ... want to have another $50 worth done by tomorrow night ... me and my Girl Scouts made chokers out of bottle tops ... put a circle of scrap booking paper in for a liner then added puffy stickers of animals , birds , flowers , pink breast cancer ribbons and a bit of ultra fine glitter ... pour epoxy resin over design and put a magnet on the back... the choker is a nylon band like we used to make pot holders on with on a loom... you put a washer on the choker and the bottle tops stick to the washer ... this way you can change your necklace by putting a new magnet on the washer ...we are figuring $4 each seeing it takes 50c to make one .... these things sell for $8-12 at the jewelry store ... have $200 worth made up ... hope we sell them all . wee need to to make our team goal ...

enough of that ... I have not been walking much last couple days other than puppy strolls around yard ... hoping to walk at least 5 miles at relay tomorrow between manning our booth ... and hoping my girls will walk twice that before the night is over... my feet are dreading it ...wish us all luck @ Relay ... 
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 17, 2011, 07:40:02 am
Five for five this week. I'm pooped.

Soundy, your bracelets and chokers sound like a great fundraising project. Best wishes for your event.
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Post by: Kaybo on June 17, 2011, 10:18:27 am
Left my house at 5:41 & am now at Mom's...will try to walk later...depending on how she's feeling...

K  ;D
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Post by: Soundy on June 19, 2011, 04:54:07 pm
Hope your Mom is feeling OK K ...

Relay went good ...about 3 this morning I was having fun ... by 6 not so much ...came home , showered went right back to church on a bet I wouldn't make it and the one that bet me stayed home in bed snoring ...

small tornado came through about 2 hours before Relay was set to start ... it didn't touch down but there was enough wind that it took out about a dozen set ups ...people cleared their rubble and re-set their camp sites and Relay went on ... I was at home getting ready to leave to go set up so missed it ... it cleared off and we had a good night weather wise

walked 3 miles so didn't make my 5 but that is OK ... feet think they did 10 ... we finally got home around 2 and I have to be back at park to set up for Day Camp in an hour ... slept about 2 hours , got up and loaded truck with help of husband ... he is off feeding ... I am gonna leave my snoozing girls here ...they are wiped out ...

lets go pretend we are excited about Day Camp ...
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Post by: Mei Mei on June 19, 2011, 05:12:48 pm
Home from Cincinnati and learned a lot and most important I met several people from the Forum.   I had a surgery in 1988 that they cut my vocal cord, so I haven't been able to do running since then but I walk.   I met two really great docs, wait   even more from Cincinatti and House.   Dr. Niparko was there but I don't think he remembered me.   I made sure he said hello when he was looking for his seat on the plane back to Baltimore.    I told someone from Massachusetts on Friday night that I had few regrets, but one of them was not going to House to have Dr Friedman do my surgery.   I'm sure things would have turned out better.   The next Symposium will be in 2013 out in LA hosted by House.   Hoping to see more of you there!

Mei Mei
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 19, 2011, 08:31:12 pm
LA, huh? Wonder what happened to Boston.
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 20, 2011, 06:00:03 am
Home from the gym. I worked hard and I'm tired and it's not even 7 a.m. yet.
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Post by: Keri on June 20, 2011, 10:24:20 am
good for you sara!

i was going to bike everywhere i need to go today but it's raining. so we'll see.

my marathon training started last saturday; i was supposed to run in a 10 mile race but i had to go to a sweet friend's funeral and play piano, so i missed that run. i've been meaning to get out there and do those 10 miles, but will probably just do some shorter runs and wait for next saturday to really 'begin' the whole long run thing that consumes saturday mornings that i regret when i get up but always feel better once i do.

mei mei, join us even if you can't run! i run in your neck of the woods all the time (capital crescent trail).

have a good week, and those who have fallen off the exercise wagon, try to check in and get back on, even if it's a little at a time. something is better than nothing, and then something also leads to more, hopefully.

have a good week.

keri
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Post by: cindyj on June 20, 2011, 11:14:36 am
Trying to get back on the wagon...did walk three miles this morn and supposed to do a mile in the morning followed by some pool aerobics with my training buddies.  Kay and Keri, I may have to check out those houses if things don't improve around here!  Have a contract on another house, but won't know anything for several weeks as it's a short sale.  So, while I'm waiting, I'm packing a bit and will try to keep on some sort of exercise schedule...I am so grateful for this thread to help keep me motivated!

Jan, come on, get back on the wagon with me!

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 20, 2011, 01:23:01 pm
So would you like to see one of my motivators? I graduated from high school with this woman: http://mpskentuk.angelfire.com/
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Post by: Mei Mei on June 20, 2011, 02:05:46 pm
All I can say is INCREDIBLE!!!
Mei Mei
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Post by: CHD63 on June 21, 2011, 09:51:01 am
OK, I have no more excuses ..... all gone, nada!  Waaaaaay too much eating and waaaaaay too much sitting at the symposium.  Gotta stop pampering myself and get moving.  (Sorry, Sara, NO amount of exercise would ever get me looking like your high school classmate ..... thank goodness for everyone.)

Went out to walk just now ..... made it 1/3 of a mile   ::)  before the lungs gave out!  High humidity after the rain yesterday and already 80 degrees outside.  Gonna start earlier tomorrow and strive for 2/3 of a mile (two times around the exercise track).

Congrats to all of you other workhorses out there!  Pant, pant, pant .......

Clarice

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Post by: moe on June 21, 2011, 10:41:14 am
Umm, Clarice , you DID just have brain surgery within the last 2 months. You are doing marvelously!!!!
<Moe
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Post by: Kaybo on June 21, 2011, 11:01:51 am
Way to go Clarice!!  Baby steps...

I just went walking running...walked Mom around block first and then hit it for me.  RAN a LOT farther/more at a time than I have been...not sure how far I went - probably only about 3 miles total.  Am planning to walk/run tomorrow morning before I drive back to Houston.

Sara - I am glad she is inspiration for you, but I have no desire to look like that or to live the lifestyle that requires! ::)

K   ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 21, 2011, 12:13:19 pm
More motivation than inspiration, Kay. I don't want to look like a bodybuilder either, but I know I can do better than I am.
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 22, 2011, 05:55:33 am
Three for three this week so far. Pecs are very sore from yesterday's workout. Good hurt though - means my muscles are rebuilding.
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Post by: cindyj on June 22, 2011, 08:47:55 am
Sara, you are doing SO great!  Keep it up and please keep letting us know that you are keeping it up - it helps me :D

Cindy
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 24, 2011, 01:50:31 pm
Five for five two weeks in a row. I'm tired. Went for a 1.5 mile impromptu hike yesterday on the Katy Trail (rail to trail project here in Missouri) with Elbee since we had some time before her dental appointment. I was wearing flip flops and am paying the price today with very sore feet.

Wear proper footgear, guys!
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Post by: Kaybo on June 24, 2011, 02:13:59 pm
Walked again today - after ran most of way yesteray because of a time crunch.  Hadn't slept well so just glad I went!  Weighed and am down 5 pounds from where I'd been hovering...wonder what would happen if i actually dieted and watched what I ate??

Way to go Sara but take care of those feet!

K   ;D
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Post by: Mei Mei on June 24, 2011, 05:35:52 pm
They say William's Katherine used the Dukan Diet so I went on Amazon and got it.   Now I have to figure it out.
Mei Mei
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Post by: allisjbh on June 24, 2011, 08:12:14 pm
I haven't read all 67 pages of this post, please forgive me if I'm being repetitive!  :o Are there Metro Atlanta runners/walkers here on the forum? I need some motivation to get up and get going!
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Post by: Soundy on June 25, 2011, 08:19:41 am
Day Camp is done with no major problems ... lost 3 pounds this week just walking around ... that with my losses and a little gain back after being sick puts me at a total of 10 pounds in past month ... not as much as I would like but better than nothing ...


heel spurs are killing me ... gotta get them removed or at least injected with cortisone ... that helps for 3 - 4 months


next week off then the 3rd through 8th gonna be at Bible Camp ...  not sure what I will be doing other than being with 5th through 8th graders , but was asked to help and offered food and a bed at no charge ... so what the hey ... save a little on groceries , get away from house work , house should stay clean with just Bo here cause he is not as messy as we are   ;D ... and I am sure that working with 5th through 8th graders will get me some exercise in ...

lets go unload the truck that I drove home and parked yesterday ... was just too wiped out to unload it when I got in ...
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Post by: Soundy on June 25, 2011, 08:23:36 am
PS ... Sara ... I want to be in better shape but for some reason women body builders that get that muscled out just doesn't seem right ... but to each his own ...
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 27, 2011, 09:50:32 am
Ah the start of a new week. Everyone up and at 'em this morning?
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Post by: Soundy on June 27, 2011, 09:56:02 am
had a pre-dawn walk with the pup down to creek and back .... and several walks around the yard with her ... I thought she was suppose to be the girls dog but I think she is mine ... she is under my desk as I type ... where ever I go she is nearby ...

I think for now Stella is going to be my work out plan ... she is up to 16 pounds ... she is losing the fat puppy look and getting long legged and more streamlined ... I am hoping she stops at 35-40 pounds ...
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Post by: Kaybo on June 27, 2011, 10:09:26 am
just got back...started running but that didn't last long...it was just too hot - the heat index now is 100!!

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Post by: texsooner on June 27, 2011, 11:49:58 am
Kay, I know exactly what you mean. We did a 62 mile bike ride Saturday morning and by the end, around noon, it was very hot.....this is great training weather for our 100 mile ride in north Texas in August, but that's about all it's great for.

Then yesterday morning around 7:30 a.m., I went to do a 10 mile run, and it turned into something like a 7 mile run/3 mile walk as the heat/humidity had really zapped my energy. It's probably the slowest I've ever taken to cover 10 miles. I sweated so much that when I took my running shirt off it felt really heavy....so much so that when my wife took it out of the laundry basket to stick in the washer, she thought I had jumped in the swimming pool with it on and threw it in there afterwards. Sorry, that was a little gross, but wanted illustrate that if anyone is running in these kind of conditions, you really really need to be smart and make sure you are hydrating before, during and after.

Patrick

 
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Post by: Kaybo on June 27, 2011, 12:56:55 pm
Patrick~
I understand about the sweat, believe me!!  In fact, I could hardly type that last post because I was still trying to cool down and dry off!  I did go farther than my usual route - just walked it instead of running!  I wish we had a pool to jump in, letme tell you!!

K    ;D
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Post by: cindyj on June 27, 2011, 05:24:23 pm
I haven't read all 67 pages of this post, please forgive me if I'm being repetitive!  :o Are there Metro Atlanta runners/walkers here on the forum? I need some motivation to get up and get going!

Hey, Allison!  I'm here!  Have not been as faithful as I'd like lately, but still trying to plug away.  I am a jog/walk/jog/walker type...been training w/ three other friends and we've done a few 1/2 marathons together - always for a good cause and really helps us stay on track when we are getting ready for an event.  Glad you stopped in here - get moving and then come let us know how you're doing!  It helps us all to hear what others are up to.  I forget what area in Atl you are in?  Perhaps we could meet on one of the Greenways sometime if that would be convenient?

Would love to see you at the Support Group meeting next month (7/23)!

Cindy
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Post by: Keri on June 28, 2011, 09:56:09 pm
i have a hard time running when it gets hot here, and it doens't get as hot as texas. we do get lots of humidity.

good for you, patrick, on the biking. i'm loving biking but not sure i could do 100 miles in texas in august.

sara, crocs work better for hiking than flip flops.

cindy and allison - hope you two can get together. that helps so much.

i've been going more regularly to my marathon training group (last year i skipped a lot). what helps is that there are other slow runners in my pace group and it's actually been fun to go and run (i'm in this training group that has 150+ people and most of them are really fast). tonight, us slow ones decided to start 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the group because it was supposed to rain. we got to our cars just as the big storm hit. everyone else was stuck in it. i felt badly for them and pondered trying to pick some of them up, but i wasn't driving a bus. anyway, i felt a little guilty that we started earlier, but we're usually the ones that finish up way after everyone, so... that was kind of nice for a change!

inspired by sara, i'm trying to also do more exercises like sit ups and push ups. i tried 'the plank' but i hate being still for that long. (not that 30 seconds is really that long...)

it's great to hear what everyone is doing!

keri


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Post by: saralynn143 on June 29, 2011, 05:13:21 am
My flip flops are Reebok and have arch support, but I prefer boots for hiking. At the beginning of the  day I had no idea we'd be hiking.

Off to the gym in a few minutes. I'm running later than usual but it's a short (cardio) day.

Keep up the good work!

BTW Keri - 30 seconds is an eternity doing the plank.
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Post by: saralynn143 on June 29, 2011, 07:34:24 am
Home again. I'm attempting to ramp up my cardio by increasing resistance levels on the elliptical. Also adding a few sets of abs on cardio days to try to speed that up.

I'd like to ask what everyone is doing diet-wise. As you know, I am following Body-for-Life, which recommends six small meals a day, balanced between lean protein and complex carbs, adding as many veggies as you like at least twice. And lots and lots of water. For instance my breakfast was three eggs whites plus one whole egg, scrambled with some onion and mushroom, with a small slice of whole wheat banana bread and a large tumbler of water.

We went to a fish fry last weekend. One of my husband's cousins had lost quite a bit of weight since last time I saw her, so I asked what she is doing. She said she had lost 50 pounds (I don't know how quickly) following the HCG diet and took drops that made her body burn stored fat. HCG sounded familiar so I looked it up on the internet when I got home. The reason HCG sounds familiar is that is the human pregnancy hormone. It can be taken via injection or drops and the diet is very strict - about 500 calories per day.

I can't quite figure that out - I always thought the pregnancy hormone caused women to store fat to provide for the baby, not to burn it. I also can't imagine functioning on 500 calories. It sounds like a starvation diet. I can't deny that she looked great, but I think I'll stick with exercise and a reasonable eating plan.
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Post by: allisjbh on July 01, 2011, 09:15:42 pm
Hey, Allison!  I'm here!  Have not been as faithful as I'd like lately, but still trying to plug away.  I am a jog/walk/jog/walker type...been training w/ three other friends and we've done a few 1/2 marathons together - always for a good cause and really helps us stay on track when we are getting ready for an event.  Glad you stopped in here - get moving and then come let us know how you're doing!  It helps us all to hear what others are up to.  I forget what area in Atl you are in?  Perhaps we could meet on one of the Greenways sometime if that would be convenient?

Would love to see you at the Support Group meeting next month (7/23)!

Cindy

Hi Cindy,

I live right on the southern edge of the metro atlanta area. Are you north? The Atlanta traffic might as well be an entire mountain range - motivation to cross through it is nil! I actually did walk a lot today at a local park that is fairly shady. I'm tired but it felt good to actually get moving!

I think we will be at the beach that week, but it sure would be nice to touch base face-to-face with others from Georgia.

Allison
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Post by: Jill Marie on July 01, 2011, 11:47:12 pm
Happy 4th of July to all, hope you have some fun, get some exercise and relax too!

Sara - How did your car turn out after the hail?  Sounds like you are really keeping up with the work outs, thanks for the motivation.  Aren't the rail to trail walks great, we have quite a few here in Washington and Idaho and they make really great places to walk & bike ride.  As for your diet, sounds great, have often wondered about eating smaller meals more often, makes sense to fuel the body with less food more often, wish I could follow it too!  I'm sure I could work harder on it if I put my mind to it, however work doesn't really help with that.  Right now I'm lucky if I get to eat lunch because we are so busy. 

Keri - You would have liked, perhaps even loved our vacation, would have loved to have you join us.  Details to follow.  Sure hope your marathon training works out for you, life has its way of interfering with our goals so do what you can and don't worry about what doesn't happen.  I love the slow still gets you there, as you found out during the rain storm, starting early but going slow still gets you there before the storm.  I know what you mean about not wanting to get going on a walk, run or bike ride but once you get going and then of course when you're done you're glad you did, will explain more later. 

Soundy - Congratulations on having to deal with the pants slipping, who needs the scale to tell you when you loose weight when the pants can do it better.  I'm always happy to read about all the good things you do for your family & others.

Cindy -   Sorry to hear that the house hunting is keeping you off the exercise wagon, perhaps the house hunting and worry about finding a place is keeping you is shape?  From what you've posted I think you are doing more than you think, just because it doesn't feel like a workout it doesn't mean your not getting exercise.

Kay -  Glad to hear you found a way to get some walking, running & time with your Mom.  Sometimes its better not to keep track of the time or distance you walk or run.  I know I like to know how far and how long, but sometimes it's best just to do it and be glad you did.

Jan - The exercise wagon is waiting outside your front door, come join us.  I know how hard it is to get on it and stay on it, I'm a creature of habit, if I'm on the wagon I'll be there a long time, if I fall off then I stay off.

Clarice - Congrats on the 1/3 mile, how are you doing?  Yep, you just had surgery but if the weather is nice go out and enjoy it, Hubby in tow of course.

Allison - We would love to help motivate you, we post from all over the US but drop right into your home when you read our posts. 

Our vacation went better then I thought it would considering how unprepared I was for the bike rides.  We left on Saturday the 18th, by the time we got to our camp we had enough time to set up, cook dinner(hubby cooked), eat and watch some DVDs.  Sunday we headed out on our bikes, it was overcast but didn't think it would rain.  Nice ride, flat and no wind or rain, decided to go farther than planned, shouldn't have, the rain started and wouldn't let up, decided to turn around, when we got back to where we were it stopped raining, it was like Mother Nature was trying to tell us not to push to far the first day.  The nice thing about bike riding is that by the time you get back to camp you're dry.  We rode 23.78 miles that day, but who's counting?  Monday we drove to where we rode to on Sunday, then headed to the end of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.  Luckily no one told me that the last 5 miles was all uphill or I wouldn't have enjoyed the first part of the ride so much.  The sun was out and we were riding on a nice flat paved trail often through small towns where we enjoyed checking out the homes, gardens, etc.  The bonus came when I got to coast back down the hill for 5 miles, that's when I got to enjoy the beauty of the trees, river & waterfalls.  That made it all worth it!  We rode 30.37 miles that day.  We took a couple days off and drove over a beautiful pass into Montana.  The next day we moved to another campground so we could finish riding the trail.  On Thursday we headed out on what we thought would be an easy ride, 10 miles out and back, all went well then I decided to go another 10 so we could take the next day off and do some hiking with the dogs, then finish the trail the next day.  About 2 miles into the next 10 miles the wind started up, we kept going.  Got to our destination, ate some jerky and granola and hoped the wind would stop.  It did, then started up again, blowing in the opposite direction so the ride back was against the wind as well.  We stopped about 10 miles later for some well deserved ice cream, figured we had/would burn off all the calories.  Then 1/4 mile from camp I shifted gears and parts started flying. I derailed my derailer, bike locked up.  Told someone about it the next day and they said I was lucky I didn't sail over the top of my bike.  Rode 42.14 miles that day.  What to do now, we had 8 miles to go to finish the trail, it must be done.  Hubby tried to fix my bike but didn't have all the parts he needed.  THEN he remembered the DAHONS, our bikes that we take with us to ride around the camp.  They are folding bikes, look like a clown would ride in the circus.  Saturday morning we headed out on the DAHONS, once again I was really, really glad that know one told me it was a 5 mile ride uphill to our destination.  There were times when I didn't think I would make it, then someone rode past us and told us to water the bikes so they would grow, guess that made me mad as I started pedaling like crazy and passing people, even my husband.  We stopped a couple of times but finally made it.  We took some pictures and did some shopping.  Hubby bought me a cute little horn so I could honk to let the other bikes know I was going to pass them up.  Once again I got to enjoy the beauty of the trail as I flew back down the hill.   We rode 16.5 miles, for a total of 112.79 miles.  For those that have fallen off the wagon I just want to say, I fell off the wagon too but ended up getting on the train.  I know we all get frustrated with what we can and can't do both because of our ages and our tumors but I want to let you know that sometimes it's not our age or tumor that keeps us down it's our attitude.  I can do more now then I could ten years ago.  I can remember riding my bike with my husband, we went on a 20 mile ride, I could barely walk when we got home, not to mention doing anything else.  Last week I rode for 40 miles, mostly against the wind.  When we got back to camp I helped make dinner, took a shower & did the dishes and slept very well.  Anxious to do it again soon, NO, but glad I did.  Have a great weekend, Jill 8)


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Post by: CHD63 on July 02, 2011, 09:51:46 am
Jill .....

All I can say is WOW!  You are one amazing woman!!  Terrific attitude!  ..... and I agree, that is probably the most essential part of the whole recovery to full energy process.  You are an inspiration to all of us!

I have had waaaaaaay too much exercise this week, chasing a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old granddaughters.  Unfortunately not the most productive type exercise.  Must get back on my normal exercise routine next week.  No more excuses.  Fully recovered from surgery ..... except for the ever present fatigue walls.

I think I can.  I think I can.  I think I can. ...........

Clarice
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Post by: allisjbh on July 02, 2011, 08:46:02 pm
High five time for me- I climbed to the top of Stone Mountain this morning! I wondered if I was going to spell out (it was so hot), but I kept on trucking.  ;D 8)
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 02, 2011, 09:03:05 pm
Good for you, Allison!
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Post by: Soundy on July 03, 2011, 06:33:11 am
getting ready to take off to Bible Camp ...will be incharge of a group of junior high girls ... not my favorite age group ...I have two junior high girls of my own ...and here lately tey have been acting the stereotypical part ... boys were so much easier ...

not sure about hiking up and down mountain trails ... taking trusty walking stick with me ...
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 04, 2011, 04:49:06 am
Have fun at camp, Soundy.

I got up and went to the gym for cardio and abs this morning, and followed up with 2.5 hours of yard work. I think I'm done for today.
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Post by: skipg on July 04, 2011, 11:00:49 am
Thanks everyone for the athletic posts. Really helps to motivate me, especially the outdoor posts. Planning a camping trip to the Outer Banks soon. Thank goodness for a/c in the camper. I cannot believe I used to tent camp in this weather. See what getting older does to you. It makes you wiser. Why sweat when you can relax and enjoy the cool breeze of the a/c while sitting next to the ocean. (about 100yds away). Actually the a/c is best for sleeping. Keep sharing the stories, I enjoy hearing about the places you go and the things you do. AN will not win over my life.
Skip
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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 04, 2011, 11:47:35 am
I went to the gym once last week - okay, not enough, but it was something.

I also biked one evening and just came in from digging up some dirt to plant gourds, cucumbers, and zucchini.  Does gardening count?

I'm toying with the idea of making an exercise commitment.  Over a year ago I set a goal of running a 5K for my 50th birthday - in September - and then I promptly forgot about it  ::) 

I've never run a race and I'm thinking I should recommit.  Anyone know where I can get some good training tips?

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 04, 2011, 12:26:42 pm
A big welcome to skipg.

Jan, try this site: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml - it has a training program called "Couch to 5K" and lots of other info, including training tips. Also, my gym belongs to the Fitlinxx program. One of its features is the ability to log in exercise done outside the gym. Gardening is listed in the cardio activities, so yes, I would say it counts.
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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 04, 2011, 05:00:47 pm
Thanks, Saralynn.

Will check out the link  ;D

Jan
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 04, 2011, 08:42:31 pm
If you start the program now, you'll be ready by your birthday, Jan.

September bables rock, by the way.
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 05, 2011, 07:04:36 am
Yes, I have one.   She is 33 now and born on  Sept 17th, 1977
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 05, 2011, 07:39:13 am
Woohoo - I hit the platinum level on FitLinxx today.
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Post by: Kaybo on July 05, 2011, 07:45:15 am
What is FitLinxx??
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 05, 2011, 08:15:24 am
FitLinxx is an activity tracking and motivation system that our YMCA belongs to. It keeps track of cardio and weightlifting activity. Users earn 5 points for each cardio minute, and ten points plus one point for every 100 pounds lifted on each weight machine. You can also go online to enter activity done outside the gym and it will credit the points per minute and calculate calories burned based on body weight and intensity level.

At my YMCA, there are four levels (bronze, silver, gold and platinum) based on accumulated points. They award a free tee shirt for achieving each level. FitLinxx can be a great motivator, but sometimes it can backfire. For instance, if a machine's connection is down sometimes people will skip it because the points don't get counted. (My philosophy is that my body gives me credit even if FitLinxx doesn't.)

There is a kiosk at the gym to sign in and out - when I reached platinum today there was a big fireworks display and a congratulations ribbon on the screen. I tried to get a photo on my phone to post here but it didn't turn out.
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Post by: Kaybo on July 05, 2011, 09:31:47 am
Snaps for you!!  What an accomplishment!  I am going to walk/run now - probably be more walking b/c I let it get too hot...may try to go again tonight too.  Need to do better about diet as we have this cruise coming up in just a few weeks now!!  YIKES!!

K   ;D
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Post by: cindyj on July 05, 2011, 11:33:55 am
ugh...I just wrote a very long reply, but lost it somehow before I could hit reply :P  Got a new computer the other day , a laptop, and I'm still trying to get used to it...anyway don't have time to try to rewrite it all now, but wanted to say how good it is to see everyone continuing to do so well and letting us know about it!  Will try to get back later today to write more...

I will at least say a welcome to Skip - Welcome, Skip!

Cindy



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Post by: Mei Mei on July 05, 2011, 04:42:27 pm
How frustrating, Cindy.   I feel for you!   ::)
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Post by: Keri on July 06, 2011, 06:37:59 am
Hi everyone,
Going to try to remember everyone...
Jan - good for you! I feel your comeback coming. I had a friend just complete that couch to 5K program sara mentioned. also runners world.com has lots of training tips and programs you can read about - all levels of runners and all distances. and my daughter has a setp 17th birthday too (mei mei)!

Clarice - glad you're trying and i admire the way you're doing stuff so quickly after surgery but taking it slowly too.
Kay - if i ever lived in texas again, i think i'd be sitting on the sofa instead of running in the heat! so good for you for trying. and i think you're doing way more than you think. i'm going to send you separate text or email about your mom.

welcome, skip! and allison and cindy - i hope you too can get together. and way to go on climbing the mountain.

jill - great hearing your bike stories! i love biking. i had a friend who went to maine last week and was telling me about all the bike trails at acadia and i was jealous - sounded beautiful. i can't believe that uppity cyclist said that stupid comment about water the bike.. i hate it when these fast people (a few of them) think they own the world. i admire those who get out there and try and get it done. i think a lot of fast people admire that too, there's just always a few jerks. but enough of that.. the biking and trips and hills and all that sounds great!

i've been keeping up better this year with my marathon group. it's been fun. and sunday afternoon and monday i went mountain biking. yikes!! this 'farm' with all these single track dirt paths was actually rated 'moderate / easy' and i'd hate to see a 'difficult' because it was plenty difficult to me. but so much fun. going up these dirt trails over tree roots and jumping little (key word: little) logs and trying to go through a stream (but kind of wimping out). good exercise - mental and physical and lots of fun. hope to do it again soon - the place is kind of far from my house.

and sara - way to go !!! that must be exciting to work up to those levels - it inspires you more.

have a good week everyone!! keep checking in!
keri
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Post by: cindyj on July 06, 2011, 01:32:39 pm
Keri, the mountain biking sounds like great fun!  Did you ride your bike or did they provide actual mountain bikes?  What a challenge!

Allison, my son hiked Stone Mountain on 4th of July - he's in great shape, but said it was exhausting doing that...I've been there years ago, but never hiked up it...good for you!

Sara, you are just doing so great - thanks for continuing to share your progress with us!

Jan, I'm a September baby also - hit 50 two years ago.  You should definitely sign up to do the 5k - you will be so glad you did when you cross that finish line! 

Jill, What?  You mean someone actually said that to you on the bike trail - unbelievable! 

Kay, Soundy, Mei Mei, Clarice...hello to you too!  Sure I missed someone...hello and keep moving!

I did better last week - actually walked a few days and did some pool aerobics, played two tennis matches also - boy was that hot!  Still waiting to hear from bank on the house...but packing to move on the 23rd regardless...

Cindy
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 06, 2011, 05:19:19 pm
Sounds like you are capable of moving MOUNTAINS!
Mei Mei
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Post by: Keri on July 06, 2011, 10:21:39 pm
Cindy,
You are the ultimate example of cross training! Where are you trying to move? Are you hoping to stay in Atlanta?

Mei mei - don't you live in Bethesda? Do you ever walk on the Capital Crescent trail? I'm there most every Saturday morning. I live in Silver Spring  - Kemp Mill area. Do you ever go to Brookside Gardens? I'm close to that.

Enough of DC area surburb talk!

I didn't do anything today (well, I paid bills and did a lot of paperwork... nothing on the exercise front. I need to / have got to tomorrow).

Keri
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 07, 2011, 04:51:27 am
My back yard borders on the Capital Crescent Trail .   I walk my Punky on it and walk to Bethesda.   I live three blocks off Wisconsin Ave.   My daughter was married in Brookside Gardens.   We have a lot in common.  Got to meet when I come back from Boston after the 12th.
Hugs,
Mei Mei
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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 09, 2011, 02:33:55 pm
Rode my bike this morning.  Am thinking that perhaps I should do a bike ride - like Patrick does (except not as many miles) - instead of a 5K to celebrate my 50th.

Will have to think on that.

To use a Kaybo word, Snaps to all of you who keep on the exercise wagon.  I hope to become a regular one day very soon!

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on July 09, 2011, 03:47:53 pm
Haven't walked for TWO days...NO SNAPS for me...

Way to go JAN!!

K   ;D
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Post by: CHD63 on July 09, 2011, 04:17:46 pm
Thanks to Kay, I now have my brand, spankin' new Acics and they are wonderful.  Back to walking again!!  Now if I can just huff and puff my way while we are in Colorado Springs this week ...... 6,000+ altitude!

Clarice
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 10, 2011, 10:09:54 pm
Have a GREAT week, everyone!
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Post by: Soundy on July 11, 2011, 05:59:59 pm
We survived Bible camp … had a great time … the group of girls we had were well mannered and sweet … we had 11 through 17 year olds …
 We rode horses , swam ,had craft house and game areas … other than swim times , meals , devotional and Evening Service the kids were free to any activity area they wanted to … sounds like it would be chaos but it wasn’t … only 100 kids and a lot of ground to spread out on …we had kids crying Wednesday to go home and Friday  morning they were crying because they were leaving …

Hannah wanted to hike through Big Boulders Trail  (many bigger than my house) over to a mill stone quarry , across to fire tower and back down to mess hall … you have colored dots to follow on trees and rocks … thing is the dots have not been repainted in 5 years and do to weathering and some that were on trees that have blown down…  we got to fire tower and radio tower , then could not find any more dots to follow … I knew the camp had to be down the service road that left out opposite side of tower and than we should pick up our orange dots along the road … so we start down and after 15 minutes and no dots we came to a bend in the road  … then Hannah decides she doesn’t trust my judgment and refused to continue down the road with me …main rule when hiking is not to do it alone …so after some argument I turn around with her go back up and over the mountain around western rim back to main camp area … they were already lined up for lunch when we made it to mess all … I took Hannah over to trail map and when we were at bend in road and turned around we were less than a quarter of a mile from camp … grrrrrrrrr … turned our 4 mile hike into almost 8 miles

But we got to spend quality time alone , walked off a pound or two , saw some beautiful country and Hannah learned that she should trust me a little more … she did have a semi valid point ,,,she told me you hear about hikers getting lost all the time and that we should go back the way we knew would get us back to camp … but since the only thing on the mountain is the camp and fire tower and radio tower and I knew the road had to get back to the one lane road that came up the mountain since it is the only road up or down ….I knew we were not lost Hannah was not so sure …

Lost 2 pounds at camp … they had really good food that hindered weight loss… I ate too much of it … ;D

Big event of the week was the rescue of a bat … you have to walk about half a mile to swimming pool … we walked back with the girls and I saw something on the barb wire fence that is around horse pen … I thought it was paper and planned on getting it when we went back to cabins … we swam then on way back I told the girls to pick up any trash they saw … Sarah and a little girl that went with us went over to the fence to get the paper off fence and it was a bat … not sure what kind …webbing on wings was black but it’s back and fingers were reddish brown and it was about twice as big as the bats we have around here … it started flopping when they got close to it … they call me to come save it …Sarah was  about in tears … I guess it hit the fence the night before while chasing bugs … he was hooked through a wing near it’s foot and was't bleeding … I wrapped my towel around it and lifted it up and got it loose … I walked into the woods and toss the towel up in the air and hoped for the best … it flew off squeaking Thank You … at least that is what Sarah said he was saying …
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Post by: Soundy on July 11, 2011, 07:23:22 pm
something else we did that burned a lot of calories was play human foosball... they have a court built that consists of a corral type fence with a goal at each end … there are 6  - 3 inch iron pipes run from one side to the other of corral … these have a PVC pipe sleeve with nylon webbing handles for players to hold on to …the PVC sleeves slide back and forth on iron pipe … you have two teams of 8 players and pretty much plays like table version of foosball … the court was about 15 x 30 feet … I am looking for plans online for a court … we have been looking for something for our junior high kids …all they have now is a slab of blacktop and a basket ball goal … a walking trial has been put in over the summer … but this foosball court would be  good if we have enough money and get approval
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Post by: allisjbh on July 13, 2011, 04:33:03 pm
Thanks Cindy, Keri, and Mei Mei! I've been such a couch potato ever since - lol! I've got to get going!!!!!
Allison
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 13, 2011, 06:28:27 pm
Get going everyone.   It feels good.  I have an old tape that I wish I could transfer to the iPod.   It's called walking to the Oldies and lasts 60 mins.   It has a warm up, a speed up and a warm down.   It gets you going all over town that you never thought you could go that far.   I love it and it's my peaceful time of day.   I just love 60s music and it really give a good walking beat.   

I am on doctor's instructions not to exercise at the gym until Aug 1.   It's made such a negative mark on my life.   I had the surgery on May 26th and don't want to unplug those implanted nerves.   Going back to Myofacial release therapy after Aug 1 also.   Things are getting back on track at long last.   Am going up to NYC to meet the NY/NJ group.   Am really looking forward to it.   Am staying in the same hotel my parents had their reception and first night before honeymooning in of all places Sleepy Hollow, Tarreytown and a bit north.   Maybe I should go there and check out the Sleepy Hollow story.
Hugs to all and get going!
Mei Mei
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Post by: Soundy on July 14, 2011, 10:59:31 am
Did great last week at camp and was sad to come to the end of it ... I was alot more active than I am at home ...spent most of the last 3 days mostly in bed ... had a headache that had me staggering like a drunk... ended up have to take an extra lyrica and 2 hydrocodones yesterday to finally knock it out ... have been achy since camp then the headache for about 50 hours ...was hoping to treat it with rest and Tylenol ... I think that next time I will reach for the big guns and knock it out at at beginning ...

Bo thinks that when I didn't jump up and walk all over creation after doing so for a week , that my body revolted against me … I walked this morning and did OK … the kids want to hike back into the woods … may this afternoon … to hot right now … it has been real hot with heat indexes of 115 or so … I think getting out feeding animals and doing what farm work I still do that I got too hot and that is what triggered the headaches … trying to get some routine established … a schedule instead of just floating along doing things as I see they need done and exercising when it comes to mind … I do better when school is in session and we have a schedule to adhere to ..

They have put in a paved walking trail through the woods behind the school ( goes to a beautiful spring and water fall )  … it was already there and had not been maintained due to the steepness of the hill and it was hard to re-mulch every year … we got a $68,000 grant to improve fitness from the Diabetes   Foundation …they have also put in a fully equipped gym/ weight room for adults and one for kids … excited to get back and see it … days I am at school I can use the weight /gym equipment when it is not in use by a class …there is no gym first period so that means gym is free from 7:30 - when school starts until 9:15 I can use it … the walking trail is assessable 24/7 and can be used by community …

I think I already told you all this … anyway trying to get in more exercise time in the morning and get house in order … been super busy all summer and house looks neglected … clutter is accumulating … camp things the kids made and dumped on counter instead of taking to their rooms  , day camp leftovers , every day stuff that seems to just grow on flat surfaces … so exercise plan is to walk and then come in and do de-cluttering for about 10 minutes each morning then read for a bit then we have a Wii workout plan to do that takes about 30 minutes … we sat and mad a schedule for the days remaining of summer … and gave ourselves a mini vacation day next Tuesday and Point Mallard Water Park … it isn’t the ocean and beach but it is water and there is a sand river beach along side the wave pool and water slides

Sorry for the book … I didn’t go to bed until around 2 this morning and got back up at 4:30 to get Bo fed and out the door … when I do that I get hyper and flit around a lot and talk and or type a lot … while doing this I have talked to health department about the boosters Sarah needs to go into 7th grade and set her yearly check up with doctor … talked to Mom who has a vein swollen in her wrist … it is an over used vein that they stick all the time for blood tests or put IV lines in it … she is an hour away and trying to  get to diagos what is wrong by looking on computer … I told her to call her doctor … she did and they said to come in… called her doctor and told him to let me know when she gets there …she didn’t show up in the 10 minutes it would take her to get there and called her and she decided to take a shower before going … she is scared it is leaking as she saw this happen in the nursing home when she was working … I growled at her and told her to go on … and she got there OK and they are watching her … and did a dopler scan or something on it

Argh …. Another chapter when I thought I had come to an end
Get out and walk , run , ride your bike …what ever …
 

just get moving
…
you don’t have to get buff … I haven’t , but I have learned that I feel better when more active 
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Post by: Kaybo on July 14, 2011, 11:03:50 am
I walked walked/jogged yesterday...the humidity about killed me and it was only 77% - it is already at 93% today...remember I am used to Amarillo with ZERO humidity!! Heat index today is supposed to be 105!  This is my last day/night with NO KIDS so I think I'll just stay in where it is cool and be lazy! :o

K   ;D
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Post by: cindyj on July 14, 2011, 11:29:35 am
Same here in Atlanta, Kay!  Muggy, muggy, hot!  But, I'm trying not to complain as I remember how I hate the cold, cold winters...played tennis last night and could hardly see the ball for all the sweat dripping in my eyes ::)

Soundy, you're so right...for me, staying active is key to keeping the wonkiness at a manageble level.  I find that even on those days it's really noticeable and I feel like I'd rather just sit down, if I just go ahead and get active, I am fine...or at least I don't notice it so much.  It certainly does not get better by just sitting around :D

Dance lesson tonight, so will be a much cooler activity, but it's Waltz and Foxtrot, so not many calories burned, but helps reduce my couch potato time ;)

Have a good weekend if I don't "see" you all til next week...

Cindy
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Post by: Jill Marie on July 14, 2011, 11:18:31 pm
Hi all,

Clarice thanks for the kind words.  I know that sometimes I'm the one holding myself back but I blame it on the tumor/eye/balance issues out of fear of trying something new or pushing harder at something I've already done.  Remember that variety in exercise is always good, even when it's chasing after granddaughters!

Allison - Congratulations of conquering Stone Mountain, sounds like it's not an easy hike

Soundy - Thanks for the trip down camping memory lane.  Glad you had a wonderful time, isn't it nice when you get a chance to show your child that "Mother Knows Best."  Hope you headaches gone so you can get back to enjoying the summer with the kids. 

Sara - Read your post about going to the gym and working in the yards for 2.5 hours, what time did you get up?  I read it in the morning and unless you live in a time zone WAY earlier then ours you were really up and at em.  Congratulations on reaching the platinum level, it's great that they give you incentives at the gym.

Skip - Welcome!  Yep, it's nice to get out and enjoy yourself & get some exercise so you can tell the AN whose boss.  Is the outer Banks in North Carolina?  Seems like I remember reading about that area when we went to our sons Military graduation in Ft. Bragg.

Jan - I agree with Sara, gardening is exercise, I have a blister on my hand to prove it.  I vote bike ride for your 50th, I can't run at all  but love to ride the bike.  Let us know how that plan shapes up!

Kay - Where you going on the cruise?  Sounds like it's tough to get ready for it when you've got those really hot temps going on.  Perhaps swimming would work?

Keri - Glad to know that I wasn't the only one that thought the comment about watering the bikes was out of line, on the bright side it helped me get my second wind so the next quarter mile wasn't so rough.   The mountain biking sounds like fun but I'm not sure I'm up to jumping logs and streams, even a little one.  I like the flat and smooth roads. 

Cindy - Yes, even fellow bike riders some times are lacking in support.  It was really hard not to say that I broke my regular bike, glad I didn't when I passed them on the shrimp bike, he, he!  Hope you had fun dancing, just remember every little bit helps.

Mei Mei - When I walk I listen to an Oldies station, sure helps the time pass.  I find myself walking to the beat of the music which really helps.  August 1st will be here before you know it so you can do the things you want to do. 

My exercise routine has been limited to walking the dogs, thank goodness they make me do that.  I'm still working extra hours and will do more the next couple of weeks as the other person I work with is going to a funeral out of town next week and the week after that shes going on vacation.  Can't wait tell it's over so I can get back on my bike.  I weeded the garden and helped build the deck this weekend which was pretty good exercise.  Today I went to Costco for the company and bought 10 huge packages of paper towels, lots of TP, coffee and cleaning supplies.  Loaded them on the cart, loaded them in my pickup(filled it up), unloaded them and put them away.  Going for variety not quantity in exercise!  I know you don't want to here it but I have to tell you that we are in the 70's this week, nice weather for doing anything you want to do.  We are usually in the 90's this time of year.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Jill 8)

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Post by: saralynn143 on July 15, 2011, 06:29:55 am
Jill, that was Independence Day and the gym was only open for a few hours. So I went at 5:30 with my daughter, then did the yard work while I was already sweaty and finished up before it got too beastly hot. The incentives from the gym are great, but now I am at the top level so after this tee shirt there won't be any more.

Hope everyone stays active and has a great weekend.
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Post by: CHD63 on July 16, 2011, 10:16:31 am
Hi All ....

Just got home about midnight last night from a week in Colorado Springs, with an altitude above 6K'.  That took some getting used to!  We were attending a conference in a hotel with a loooooooong hallways floor plan.  Walked from back and forth from meetings or meals to room several times a day (in narrow hallways with wild carpeting, to boot).  That was a good thing ....... helped to work off the high calorie meals ..... but I am exhausted today.  Some of that is from jet lag.

You all are so conscientious about exercising ..... must get back with it again!!

Clarice
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Post by: Kaybo on July 16, 2011, 12:37:44 pm
Just got back from walking/jogging...not real smart to wait so late in the day but after I saw Keri's post on FB about running SEVENTEEN MILES this morning, I was inspired!  I even ran a whole mile without stopping (not far but about double of what I have been doing at once)...I am a VERY SLOW runner but I figure it is the HEART that counts!!

Way to go everyone on your exercise!

K   ;D

PS - Clarice - you have until Monday to get to the park...um, what happened to the Y?
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Post by: cindyj on July 16, 2011, 07:42:52 pm
So bad tonight...went up to Chik Fil A to get a brownie and sweet tea...mmmm, so good, but guilt is setting in :(  You guys be stronger than me, ok!

Cindy
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 16, 2011, 09:48:40 pm
Hey, don't knock yourself down for wanting a brownie.   You can get one, but just every now and then.    Wendy's has some nice flavors of unsweetened.   The flavors are so good you don't need it sweetened.   My favorite iced drink is at Starbucks...the Passion Tazo Iced tea.   I was getting it so much that I bought the tea bags and am brewing it at home.

Went to the fantastic NYC group today and those people lead a nice group.  Cheers to Lauren and Miranda for leading a great group and having so many materials for us to look at.   I found out at the meeting today from Lauren that if you walk slowly, it's not good for your balance and that walking quickly you're likely not to fall down.   I'll have to work up to that.   After falling down the stairs in May and breaking my hand, i've been over cautious and taking baby steps.
My daughter, her boyfriend and I went to Italian dinner tonight and then to see a Broadway show based on the Shirelles and their manager Mrs. Goldberg.  The story line and music was great.   Everybody looked like they were having fun.   I'm getiing out my iPod and loading some songs or even my old tape cassette with walking to the oldies.

Well good night buddies,
Mei Mei
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Post by: texsooner on July 17, 2011, 08:17:14 pm
Checking in with a 90 mile bike ride today in the Katy, TX Flatlands bike ride. I know what Kaybo is talking about on the heat index....sweated away a bunch of water weight that I'm trying to restore.

Patrick
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 17, 2011, 08:28:12 pm
Mei Mei - even if you only have your Walking to the Oldies tape on casette, you should be able to find the individual songs to load onto your iPod.

I need to check my calendar to make sure, but I believe that I have completed five weeks of exercising without skipping any workouts. Next week will be a little tougher since it is dead week at Elbee's school so she won't have any early morning bball to drag me out of bed for. Hopefully momentum will keep me going.

It's going to be a scorcher of a week here also - temperatures hovering at 100 all week. I feel a sinus headache building, bad news since there is no rain in the forecast all week.

On the plus side, my car is going in for hail damage repair Thursday.

Keep cool and hydrated, my friends.
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Post by: Kate B on July 17, 2011, 09:21:39 pm
Checking in with a 90 mile bike ride today in the Katy, TX Flatlands bike ride. I know what Kaybo is talking about on the heat index....sweated away a bunch of water weight that I'm trying to restore.

Patrick

Wow!! Impressive, especially in this heat.  I struggled to ride an hour today:-)
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Post by: Keri on July 17, 2011, 09:41:45 pm
Okay.. i'm trying to envision human foosball (a few Soundy posts ago).
And I'm impressed with all of mei mei's comings and goings to meet AN people all over the place.
I give double snaps to Kay and Patrick for exercising in TX heat. and for Sara for all those non missed workouts.
and Jill, just call that 'variety' in exercise crosstraining!
Cindy - after our long run the other day we went to georgetown cupcakes (speaking of brownies).
I'm hoping Jan has found a bike ride to do to celebrate her birthday!
Clarice - your trip sounded very nice! Altitude does make a difference!

So here's what my hubby and i did on our 28th anniversary (Saturday). .. we got up at crack o dawn o clock and ran 17 miles (marathon training ugh) and then went to a friends house for a nice lunch/dinner afternoon hang out time, then ran an 8K race that night. The weather was nice for the nighttime 8K so that was kind of fun. We are trying to get childcare lined up tomorrow so that we can go mountain biking and that will be way more fun than running (unless i fall constantly and get scared, as i'm prone to do). Today was a day of rest!

Keep it up!
Keri



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Post by: Soundy on July 18, 2011, 09:08:16 am
grounded for a bit ...yesterday I put my foot on bench at foot of my bed to tie my shoe ... something went wrong and instead of my foot going down and me standing up , I stood up and foot came with me ...when I knew I was going to fall I grabbed my head to protect it  ... came straight down on butt and broke my tail bone ... have some pain running down backs of legs and up center of back ... and feel like I have been punched in the gut ... prescription is to take hot showers , sit on donut, rest , take muscle relaxers and pain meds as needed ... this is the first time I have really hurt myself falling all the way to ground and only the 4th time I have hit the ground from losing balance ...

we are suppose to go to water park tomorrow ... I plan on still going ... I can sit in my floaty ring and bob around the wave pool... taking weight off back will probably feel good ... just skip the water slides ...
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 18, 2011, 09:31:11 am
Oh, Soundy. That is terrible news. I am so sorry. Am sending "Get Well Extremely Fast" vibes your way.

I did not want to go to the gym this morning. As in really, Really, REALLY did not want to go. After spending way too much time trying to muster up the energy to get out of the house, I did Emily Alvers' at-home HIIT instead (http://emilyalvers.com/at_home_hiit.html).

I have a family room with a hardwood floor that has one step down to the main room, so it was a near-perfect venue (except that I discovered that the ceiling is too low for jumping rope so I had to pretend that I had the rope in hand). My dog was quite bewildered, though.

I don't intend to wimp out on the gym very often, but this will be great in a time pinch or for snow days next winter. No excuses!

Now for a few sets of crunches - need to go find my yoga mat.
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 18, 2011, 11:53:36 am
Oh Soundy,   I'm so sorry this happened to you.   You've now have to recover from a broken coccyx.   Next time you put your shoes on, sit in a chair.   We have to be so much more careful now that we've had an AN.   Life is just not the same anymore
Hugs to you and heal quickly,
Mei Mei
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Post by: Jim Scott on July 18, 2011, 12:54:07 pm
Soundy ~

I was dismayed to learn that you've had a bone break because of a fall, precipitated by your lack of equilibrium.  This is a common problem for ANers.  I have it, too.  Like most, I cope and do 'work-arounds' but sometimes, that doesn't save me from losing my balance and falling, although that is - thankfully - quite rare and, to date, hasn't resulted in any bodily damage.  Still, I'm very vigilant about not being in a position where I have to depend on my sense of balance, or fall.  As Mei Mei stated: one learns to adjust .  Still, accidents will happen.  I'm sorry this one happened to you and I hope your recovery will be swift and not too limiting, as you seem like an extremely busy lady.  Enjoy the water park!

Jim 
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Post by: Kaybo on July 21, 2011, 04:23:37 pm
Soundy~ how are you feeling??

OK - so have still been walking/running (very slowly) - it has actually rained here a couple of days so I guess I missed yesterday, but have still been getting out other than that. 

I started Weight Watchers again today...anybody want to join me?  I figure I have the exercise thing done, now I just have to start eating better!!  This group is so great but I need a little accountability with the eating part.  I know me and I will certainly share my successes here!  I'm not going to count on the cruise next week or when Dave and I take our trip over Labor Day, though!!  Let me know!! 

K   ;D
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 21, 2011, 05:14:51 pm
Hi Kaybo,
I'd join WW with you but now already bought the Dukan Diet.    I'm having my last meal tonight and then am starting with the Crash start tomorrow morning.   Have studied the book and ready to go.   I've gained a horrific 40 lbs so it's a real red flag.   None of my nice clothes fit.

What a coincidence that you posted this.   I'll be your support.   Check in with me any time!
In Good Health,
Mei Mei
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Post by: Soundy on July 22, 2011, 04:52:24 am
Thanks for well wishes ... Doing good and getting around OK... just a little sore ...worst part so far was sitting through church service ... sat tilted on one cheek and that felt better but then at end had to sit normally because my right leg fell asleep ... had some bruising going up back and down my legs ... that is yellowing now

Spent most of Tuesday bobbing around in the wave pool at Point Mallard ... it is salt water ... I just put my inner tube type float around me with arms crossed under shin  and floated about ... getting all weight off spine and tail bone felt good ...and have felt better since and swelling went down... I have been walking the dog in the yard and occasionally going to mail box that is a big 800 feet round trip ( kids measured it one time to see how many times the would have to walk to the mail box and back to make a mile )

so still moving just a little slower ... may go over to hay property and float in the creek ... hydro therapy  :) ... wish I could move the creek to front yard
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 22, 2011, 08:33:46 am
Soundy,   That salt water place sounds awesome.   I'd be there every day if I lived near you.

Keep on going to help you heal well.

Mei Mei
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Post by: allisjbh on July 22, 2011, 02:09:06 pm
Thank you, Jill! It was hard for ME to hike up the mountain. lol! I wish I could have kept up the momentum the days following instead of feeling like a floppy fish.

We just returned from vacation - lots of exercise walking on the beach, and from here to there and up the stairs! I think the extra sodium from eating out so much has caused about 5 lbs of water weight - ick! I'm working on drinking more water again and watching the salty foods.

Kay, I started Weight Watchers on Good Friday. I've lost 10 lbs, but I haven't been extremely motivated lately. I'd love to be your accountability partner.  :)   Let's get each other motivated!!!
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 24, 2011, 09:35:28 am
I've made all of my workouts for six weeks running. I am not happy with my progress so probably need to take a closer look at my diet.

It's supposed to be a little cooler this week, low- instead of upper-90s. That's got to make the runners and bikers among us happy!

Soundy - hope that tailbone is healing quickly. Prayers for Bo continuing as well.

Have a great week, everyone - stay active and well-hydrated.
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 24, 2011, 08:27:09 pm
yes, have a great week ALL.   I've been wondering if I moved to Hades by accident.   Thank goodness my gym is air conditioned.   I get off restrictions from exercise Aug 1 which is coming around the bend.   Can't wait to be active again.   Does anyone want to be a diet partner with me?
Mei Mei
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Post by: leapyrtwins on July 24, 2011, 10:07:47 pm
You guys are all just too good for me.

I haven't done barely anything in the way of exercising on a regular basis  :P

The weather here has been horrendously hot and humid and I've had way too much to do both at work and at home to even get in the neighborhood of the gym.

Yes, I know - excuses, excuses.

I spent the weekend working at our high school's carnival and that was about it.

I'm thinking about exercising and I know darn well that I really need to lose some weight, but so far that's about as far as I've gotten.

UGH!!!  Must get my sh*t together!! ::)

Jan
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Post by: Kaybo on July 26, 2011, 09:07:27 pm
OK Girls!!  How that exercise AND what we are eating going??

I am still walking/running everyday - lately I have been going at night but I need some sun before we leave Friday for our cruise!!

I won't be counting points then!!

K   ;D
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 26, 2011, 09:18:11 pm
No, once you're on a cruise...there's no stopping you.   You've been good about the running every day and in this heat no less.   There are times when being back is OK.   Where are you going ?   I hope someplace cool, like an Alaskan or Icelandic cruise?
Mei Mei
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Post by: Kaybo on July 26, 2011, 10:01:14 pm
NOPE...Caribbean, but that is OK - I like hot, sun, beach and ocean!!   ;)  My husband's whole family (24) will be going - it should be a fun time!

I'm sure that I will be somewhat conscientious of what I am putting in my mouth but I bet it won't stop me!!  :o

Of course, I will be hitting it hard & heavy when I get back again though...

K   ;D
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Post by: Jill Marie on July 26, 2011, 11:28:30 pm
Been in a rut lately, work, working on the weekend to get ready to go back to work and working on building the deck.  Went to a cousins wedding Saturday then to a Champagne Brunch Sunday, not a good idea weight wise.  It was $35 a person, had to get my monies worth.   In an attempt to stay out of my rut I took the dogs for a walk at 8:30 this evening.  I usually walk them not long after I get home but it was really windy(didn't want to get dust in my eye) so I decided not to.  After dinner and dishes were done I told my Hubby I was heading out, he asked where I got the burst of energy, I told him it was a burst of guilt.  Between looking at the puppy dog eyes and thinking about how much better I feel after I get some exercise I decided to take advantage of the fact that it's still light enough to walk.  Loved the walk, no wind, cool out & no traffic.  Should sleep good tonight, think I'll give it a try now!  Jill 8)
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Post by: Kaybo on July 27, 2011, 10:03:09 pm
OK, so I didn't want to post earlier today but can now:

I walked my longer route today - about 4 miles and I guess I sweated off a bit...I went weigh in, convinced I had lost NOTHING!! I was so frustrated on the way b/c MY scales had not showed a change. HOWEVER, to my surprise, I had lost 3.4 pounds!! I know it doesn't sound like much, but I will take it. just had to share!!

K  ;D
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Post by: saralynn143 on July 27, 2011, 10:36:38 pm
LIKE!
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Post by: CHD63 on July 28, 2011, 06:44:13 am
Yaaaaaay, Kay!!   :-X

Clarice
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Post by: Mei Mei on July 28, 2011, 06:55:32 am
I just weighed myself and lost 11 pounds since last Thursday on the Dukan Diet.    Life is surely getting back to normal in baby steps.
No carbs and entered Stage 2 of the diet after five days, so am having veggies and protein with bran in the morning.   Boy that bran really goes through you!
Mei Mei
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Post by: saralynn143 on August 01, 2011, 04:03:19 pm
How is everyone doing in this heat? Today was the last day of summer early morning bball; now I will have to motivate myself to continue.
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Post by: Mei Mei on August 01, 2011, 05:45:40 pm
Tomorrow's my first day back at the gym and also have an appointment with my myofacial release therapist.   Am soooo looking forward to getting back to all of this normal life.
Mei Mei
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Post by: Soundy on August 02, 2011, 05:49:35 am
went to Bridge Street Mall in Huntsville yesterday ... never been ... it was nice to walk through but only bought a e things at Bath Works  ... it is set up with an open air street weaving through what looks like a business district with shops opening out onto a street in Italy ... complete with a canal going through it and gondolas you can rent ... the girls have wanted to go since it opened 3 years ago ... it wore me out ... and then we had to go to the mall we always go to to actually get shoes and clothes ...luckily they don't need much ... shoes , a few shirts and a dress a piece ... main thing was shoes ... in our little town the shoes I got myself for $39 (new balance walking shoes ) are $99 ... Sarah's are $119 in town and $49 in Huntsville ... Hannah's were only $45 and $89 here in town ... I like living in small town but when it comes to shopping have to go big ... even with gas spent we save a bundle on shoes alone ...

so now we are all set to walk or run and got in exercise while getting them ... school shopping day always takes me a day or two to recover from ... my tail bone and backs of legs are aching this morning ...once girls are gone I am gonna take a hot shower before starting my day
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Post by: Jill Marie on August 06, 2011, 07:48:28 pm
I tried a different diet/work out plan this past week.  Worked 56 hours (M-Sat), had little time to eat during the day and to tired to eat much at night.  Walked the dogs the first 2 days had to take naps the next two days instead.  My eyes are really hurting from working so much, hurts to look at the computer screen because of the brightness so I shall go now.  Back to regular work schedule next week, thank goodness.  Looking forward to enjoying the rest of the summer.  Take Care, Jill :)
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Post by: Mei Mei on August 06, 2011, 08:14:26 pm
Be careful of too much computer use.  The screens are bad for your eyes and there is also a strain on your neck and shoulder.   Wish that i could spend the time on this Forum without strain on my poor neck and skull.

http://www.aoa.org/documents/EffectsComputerUse.pdf

Mei Mei
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Post by: Soundy on August 07, 2011, 05:54:03 pm
have full access to school work out room from 7:15 til 9:15... longer if the gym teacher isn't using the room ...

we now have a fully equipped gym in the school basement ...I think I told you all about it somewhere on this thread .. there are professional grade machines to work out every muscle and moving part of the body ... played a bit on the equipment last week while kids were checking in on the first day ...one piece of equipment that works your legs and butt like to have done me in ... stand with feet slightly spread under padded bars over your shoulders and do squats ...I thought my legs were the least of my worries til I got on that thing ... and it works muscles you don't remember having  :o  depending on if you face the thing or face out ...  I am blaming my lack of success on that particular station on recently broken  tail bone ...I knew that injury would make a handy excuse for something  ;D

have teamed up with a few moms that bring their kids to school ... working out a planned routine with the gym teacher who has been trained to teach with the equipment and make specific routines for people based on where they are physically and as you improve he will reassign reps / tensions and sets to make it harder ... I am going to take the girls to school on Monday , Wednesday and Friday ... walk a mile to warm up , go through routine and home to a hot shower ... I had planned on having them ride the bus in the morning and most afternoons ... but since I can't afford to sign up for a gym which has been advised by PT and this is free other than gas to get there I am going to try to commit to this ...

I have lost a total of 17 pounds since Mothers day weekend ...weighed in at school with nurse who keeps a chart on those of us who had been using the gym last year to walk in ... if it weren't for the upswings in my yo-yo-ing weight it would be about double that  ;) ... according to my doctor I am about 40 pounds over weight ... want to shed about 15 by Christmas ...

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Post by: Kaybo on August 08, 2011, 08:48:02 am
Hello Everyone!!

I am back from our cruise and back to walking/running again - just got back.  We all weighed ourselves on the luggage scales at the airport yesterday (OH MY!) but to my relief, it was not near as bad when I weighed on my regular scales at home - WHEW!  I'm just hoping to be back to where I was (or within a pound or 2) when i weigh in Wednesday.  I did run/walk on the ship 2 days and climbed about 14 flights of stairs those days - I did try to do the stairs whenever I could on short jaunts too.  One day, we went to ride ziplines in the jungle of Mexico (no, we weren't SUPPOSED to go to Mexico but got diverted b/c of storm) and I thought that I'd get in LOTS of climbing up to the zippies, but they used cables to lift us up ~ by far the scariest thing!!  However, I did get it lots of trail walking (& bugs) thru the jungle!!  I didn't count points, but didn't go crazy either - I did eat VERY sensible breakfasts each day!  ;)

Back to the grindstone!!

K   ;D
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Post by: Brewers7 on August 08, 2011, 09:55:22 am
Awesome!
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Post by: saralynn143 on August 08, 2011, 10:02:57 am
So the airline scales weigh heavy huh? Go figure.
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Post by: Soundy on August 08, 2011, 11:25:04 am
tried out the new walking trail at school and did 3.5 miles this morning ... didn't seem as long or demanding as the last 5K I did which makes no sense at all ...
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Post by: saralynn143 on August 08, 2011, 12:06:40 pm
If you were running the 5K and walking on the walking trail, it makes perfect sense. Or maybe the 5K course was hillier?
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Post by: Soundy on August 10, 2011, 05:19:10 am
I don't run ... not stable when moving fast ... I think it was the scenery ... the school is out in the country in a small ( tiny) town ... along with the school we have two gas stations / convenience stores/ cafés , the water department building , a post office that is about as big as my living room , library that is about twice as big as th living room and a community building ... behind the school is a valley and woods with a kudzu covered area ...

I think it is the scenery ... the 5K route used by groups in town runs through town neighbor hoods ... I think trees mean more to me than house , honking horns and other city based scenery ,sounds etc ... both routes are gentle rolling hills ... we walk counter clockwise so we start out walking down hill behind school on one end and then uphill to come back around front ... flat across the front and over and over again ....

we did another 3.5 yesteday... we take kids to school in the morning so might as well take advantage of what is available .... it is easier to go there than when we tried Golds in town ... it is just there ... we don't have to find anyone to sit with kids since mornings at Gold's was crazy and hard to get a spot on machines  , no extra trip anywhere to get to gym or safe walking area to find ....and best of all free ... we are trying to get others to join us and have a few that say they don't have time but will think about it ...
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Post by: Keri on August 15, 2011, 06:59:36 pm
Hi everyone,
I thought I was off the forum for a mere 3 or 4 days, but I guess it's been a couple of weeks. Time flies.
Glad everyone is encouraging each other in the diet / exercise thing.
I'm running and biking still.
Next week I'm heading to south Texas and , though it's been hot/humid in MD, it's really going to be hard for me to keep my motivation up to run when it's Texas hot and sunny.
I'm sure Kay will encourage me or kick my butt or something.
It's great catching up and seeing what y'all are up to!

Keri
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Post by: Kaybo on August 15, 2011, 10:12:26 pm
You know it baby but I am NOT running 17 miles with you!! We may be visiting & laughing too much to exercise!!

K  ;D
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Post by: cindyj on August 22, 2011, 01:25:58 pm
Hey, all!  Been off for a few weeks...moved out of house, moved in with mother n law, renovating new house (you wouldn't believe the condition it was in - scary), getting my son ready to go to Japan next week - he'll be gone for almost a year  :-[  So, I have done little to no exercise, ok none!  Hope to get somewhat back to normal in a week or so...though won't be moving to new house for a couple of weeks at least.  Miss you guys and your support/encouragement! Y'all keep moving and I'll see you soon!

Cindy
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Post by: CHD63 on August 22, 2011, 04:51:11 pm
OK, summer is almost over ..... no more excuses!!  Kids back in school ..... lives getting back to "normal."

Finally made it back to the gym today.  Did better than I thought I would ...... 12 minutes on the treadmill, plus several of the nautilus machines of my old (pre-second AN surgery) routine.  Just needed to make myself do it!  (Course Kay sort of kicked my you know what  :o).  I've also lost about 6 pounds.  "I think I can.  I think I can.  I think I can.  Choo Choo"

This thread has been mighty quiet this summer ...... ahem!!

Clarice
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Post by: Soundy on August 22, 2011, 07:06:30 pm
fell today walking ...looked over my shoulder at coach to answer a question and when I turned back forward the world spun and I went down ... and had to do it in front of about 25 kids  >:( ... they were worried I would roll into the kudzu that lines the trail where I fell ... they just know that monsters live in it and will devour anything that falls into it ...

got up and walked last 3 laps ... got home and found it had to come up the steps ... have some swelling around knee ... put on brace and sorted calves when Bo came in ... achy but think I am OK ... this is second fall in short time ... grrr ...

when we brought cows and calves out if the hollow yesterday I walked all over the hills dogging them out and made it home without huffing or puffing and will no real trouble as far as achy joints that wipe me out ... so this walking has been good for me ... today won't put me off ... gonna start walking with my stick in hand ... we have logged 38 miles since august 8th without walking on weekends and we missed a day last week when they did Dibels tests and we were in class rooms
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Post by: skipg on August 22, 2011, 07:33: