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Day 29, doing FINE !

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This is day 29 of my exercise "Streak". Well that's when i made up my Febble minded self (LOL) to do a streak. This has been amazing.

I am now regularly doing my exercise,, and lookin to expand the yoga vids I find on youtube. I am having so much FUN ! Today the one I did worked on my abs,,,, YO ! Did I FEEL that ! but, there's a nice difference between "soreness" and "oh my, I am now in pain, and will need to see the Dr",, this was the nice pain,,,, just showed I did a very good work out.

Here's the link for those who are following these:


This will definetly work those abs,,, legs,,,, and help with any back pain U have. Plz do NOT go beyond ur flexibility. I've been doing these for about 3 or 4 months,,, and I am now quite flexible,,,, I have since a child,,, ,sat indian style.

Yesterday I finally got contacts. LOL I had to ask a friend to help me take them out after an hr had gone by. Today i was Determinded "I" would take them out,,, no help. So at the 2 hr mark,,,, I started. LOL took me 2 hrs,,, cos they are sooo tiny,,,, they are the hard ones,,, just barely covers the pupil,,,, TINY !! They keep going to other parts of my eyeball,,,, the right one,, completely dissappeared ! SCARY !!! So yeah,, its now out,, and I am already looking foward to tomorrow's try. On youtube,, it showed me an EASY way to get them out. YEAH ! Course they HAVE to be over the pupil first, but I have it so once they are,,, it's easy !

I am so proud of self. Tomorrow (Sunday) going to large convention,,,, and there will be about 2,000 ish there. I know quite a few,,, we meet 3 times a yr. I am NOT surah if I will wearah them or not.

Hmmm why the "therah" Wherah" ,,, its how I talk. I am from Maine,,, if you have heard someone from Boston talk,,,, you've heard me !! Such a strong northeast accent.

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MSHEL7 9/21/2014 11:07AM


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MARYANNSQUEST 9/21/2014 12:25AM

    emoticon Diane Way to Go on your Streak! You Rock! emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/20/2014 11:49PM

    Awesome keep that streak going.Good luck with the contacts

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DOILIEQUEEN 9/20/2014 11:34PM

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TRYN2SURVIVE 9/20/2014 11:18PM

    YAY! Way to go, keep up the streak! I have a strong southern accent so I find your strong northern one interesting!


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Day 28, Yoga with a cast on?

Friday, September 19, 2014

LOL YES tonight I was doing a harder video of yoga,, with my Cast ON !! NO DOUBT my Dr would of had a FIT had he of known,,, I m not saying a WORD !!! BUT !!! I was soooo careful to ALWAYS protect that foot,,,, keeping it as coddled as much as I could. Which was all except for getting down on the floor,, and back up again.

I totally ADORE yoga !! Its sooo much fun, and reminds me a lot of the types of stretches I did when I was in gymnastics, only now I weigh 100 lbs MORE ! That is than in HS. I do NOT want to go back 115,,, which I was into my 40s,,,,, I am now in mind 50s. So many steriods,,, antidepressants,,,, thyroid meds,,, and KA BANG ! But so far, I've lost 70 lbs. I am plzed with myself over this.

If you have been following the links I've been putting up with yoga,, the first one I did tonight, was one I had already put on before, but the 2nd one is quite a bit more challenging, but if I can do it in a CAST,,, most likely if ur hips can move,, and legs,, knees you can also do this.

First link:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO3racIlTcg This is with Jen Hillman, its not that hard if just starting out. It lasts for 18 mins

Next Link is for 20 mins, somwhat harder,,, but yet,, FUN FUN FUN !A!! Still doable.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvOBVb-15OA www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvOBVb-15OA

ENJOY !!! These I forgot to mention,, are both very good if you are experiencing back problems,, DO HELP !! GO AT UR OWN PACE !! At first it took me 4 times to go thru the 1st one. I was fine on the 2nd one, but did have quite a lovely sweat,,, I was very plzed with that !!



TY SO MUCH for reading my blog.

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/20/2014 3:30PM

    Thank you again for the links Diane! Thanks to your Yoga inspiration I am on my day two Yoga streak. Glad you are able to move, stretch and feel so good with your cast still on. You be careful now! We are going to have the best challenge yet..... I just feel it, don't you? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 9/20/2014 11:44AM

    emoticon WITH A CAST ON emoticon

You are too much

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Day. 27, emotions

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hi dearest. Readers,

I've been watching on Amazon.com a show called. Heavy. It's about 2 people they match up for 6 months. Lately it's been a woman and a guy, ages vary.

I really like this show for its making me face my own eating habits, as well as how I got here.

Many of us can pinpoint a time in life where we started to eat poorly and hence started to gain. My thyroid was fast so I didn't gain unlike my friend who was with me. We were in the first grade when we went to the local laundry Matt. I. Used to help my Mom though I was so young. Bill was the manager there. Looking back as an adult I can easily see how he groomed us into his sick mind. When he was done, he'd give us $$$ and threaten if we told anyone he'd kill our. Moms. With. That over our heads of course we didn't tell. As children back in the 60' s we were taught adults were right. Of course my conscience told me otherwise. Still we both kept quiet.

When. He'd pay us, as kids do, we run to the candy store and than to our secret spot and eat it all.

This show though therapy helps the contestants to face their emotions head on, and learn that food is a crutch. A way of burying what's eating at them. I've been though therapy for my past which had shattered my very being. Still they in the show I just watched, had the ones so hurt "bury" their food of choice, to help work through the past. I think that's neat.

Yesterday I went shopping with a friend,,,I need to stop this. When I go on my own I stick to my list, with others I tend to pick up some bad items they do. Yesterday it was ice cream,,,falsely telling myself I can control the portions, I can't.

This week on the 5% we r working on drinking more water,, often as a link bought out we r NOT hungry, but rather we are thirsty. That was my case this. AM, I was thirsty, and. I knew this yet I grabbed a 1/2 cup of the ice cream. What did that do for me? Tasted. Good, but I feel guilty. As I did as a child eating all that candy,,,,

It's weigh in on Saturday, I need to focus more. I. Also want to eat lunch,,, cottage cheese,, Than do some yoga,, with cast on,I still need to do the sitting down ones. I should of instead of the ice cream did some yoga, and the water.

I have the motivations to exercise. I totally love it, the high from it is guilt free, and wow what a gr8 feeling. I'm on my eYes.

TY for reading my blog and making Ur insightful comments.

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/18/2014 2:50PM

    You have come a long, long way, Diane. Good for you! It takes a lot things working together to make it all fall into place for us, I think. I'm so sorry for what happened to you, but I'm so proud of you for making such great progress. Keep pushing, keep working hard...some day we will be triumphant over the bad habits we've learned, too! Hugs and love, Jeannie

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EDENZMOM 9/18/2014 2:46PM

    proud of you and what you have discovered over the years. you're an awesome alpha- :)

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/18/2014 2:01PM

    so important to write about your situation. I read a few days ago about "owning" vs. control. You know how we are always trying to control our eating habits, other people, our thoughts, etc? Well the writer, in this case a Dr. of Nutrition, suggests looking at it different. No longer try to "control",(which always has a negative conotation) but rather "OWN" our choices. I've been thinking about that one and it sure seems more positive and turns the whole thing inward instead of trying to control all the myriad of things and people among us! It is somehing I've been working on for the past couple of years, regardless of what is going on around me, I use my energy to quietly go about my daily business, and try not to get sucked in by negative forces and people. Not sure how all this relates to your Ice cream event, my hope is there is a gem in here for you somewhere! Love ya, Janey emoticon emoticon for the story ~

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MSHEL7 9/18/2014 1:23PM

    You're learning a lot. Don't feel too bad about the ice cream, I had popcorn for breakfast. Just move on and make better choices the rest of the day.

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Day 25, how is this helpin me?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ahhhh Day 25 !!!! I have NOT slipped. I may, if a bad illness hits, but even right now, with foot hurting like mad, I was able to while at my religious meeting,,, to get in 20 mins of "walking" well that's "walking" with One foot, which was pushing along my knee walker.

I may also do some beginners shoulder, upper back yoga. Prob will,,, they are hurting, and as most of us know,, when you lay around,, sit around,, ,and do NOT take a proaction against pain, it just GROWS to an UNREAL source is misery.

How is doing a streak helping me? I had read it would in MANY ways,

So far,,, I am now again starting to pay attention to my calorie intake. I am dropping weight this week,,,,, I ALWAYS do when I am careful. So WILL U !!

So PLZ track,,, it doesn't matter how "much time" you do as long as it's over 10 mins a day,,, if ur doing a streak of exercise. Of course once you start,, it's HARD to stop !

Join me?

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MSGRANNYMAE 9/17/2014 11:18PM


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CANDOK1260 9/17/2014 8:10PM

    your blog is wonderful like you i am going to strat a exercise streak.

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SHERYLDS 9/17/2014 6:53PM

We can all learn from your persistence and drive.
thanks for the inspiration

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/17/2014 1:41PM

    Yay, Diane! Yep~ I join you. I found out after this summer of only tracking my food when the challenge required it, that I really love to track my food and fitness on a daily basis. It is the easiest and smartest way to keep my focus on my top priority! Woo HOO to making our great health our top priority! Thank you Spark People for making it so easy!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDENZMOM 9/17/2014 10:20AM

    good for you Diane!

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/17/2014 1:19AM

    Tracking is the only thing that really does help me stay "clean" with my food. The exercise is important, but I have to say, i still don't really wanna do it!! Glad that we'll be back into the swing of the fall challenge soon! Hugs, Jeannie

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MSHEL7 9/17/2014 12:05AM

    Great, congrats!!

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Day 21 streak, yoga for back - beginners

Friday, September 12, 2014

WOOHOOO Today is day 21 of my exercise streak !!! Tonight I was talking to our FABOOOOLOUS MaryAnn(GI) and she said to not think of it, as 1,000 days and if I "Screw up" to not let be thought of as a "Screw up" as I had been considering it to be. Said to take it in smaller increments. Such as in 50 days at a time, it'll not be sooo daunting. :) That's good advice, but PLZ DO NOT tell her I agree ! LOL ! I am such a STINKER !

Todays yoga ,,, I worked on my back. I had earlier today seen my back Dr,, who does massage work ,, he does NOT POP my bones,,, that only makes me very ill ! my left side ,,, the ribs are out. That's not at all unusual for me,,, it's usually what is going on. He puts them back in, and I see him every other week, and they are back out again,,, hmmm can we say Scoliosis? Before I went out to Colorado to receive the best medical I ever have seen, I was bent at approx 20% forward,,, now only my shoulders, neck are. That's a vast improvement. :) THANKS Dr T !

Here's the link to the yoga done tonight,,, now keep in mind, if this is ur first time,,, you most likely can't do some of the moves in a perfect way but neither do I, and I've been doing this for a bit,,, still give it a try, especially if ur back, shoulders do hurt. It HAS helped me tonight,,,, In a bit, I am going to lay down and sleep. I will go right out,, first I need to the "child pose" in which you sit on ur knees,,,, than bend forward til ur head is touching the ground,,, just as you see little ones doing. Hence the name,,, I slept like this well into my 20s, so it's quite easy to do for me, though I am now in my mid 50s. I can also with no effort sit "Cross legged". I used to be a gymnast,,,, somethings I always kept up.

the link:


ENJOY and TY for reading ! Today is day 21 of my strreak,, have you also started one? I encourage you to ! There are MANY Days I simply do NOT want to exercise, but thanks to this streak,,,,, which I do NOT wanna break,, I DO ANYWAYS ! WOOOHOOOWL A!

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MARYANNSQUEST 9/16/2014 3:06PM

    emoticon Hey your doing fantastic on your streak! Saw the video , that going to help me with my neck! Thanks a whole bunch Diane. You find the neatest exercise videos.
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DBEAU57 9/12/2014 9:54PM

    I will give that video a try tomorrow! Thanks! Mid-50s? You young thing! I'll be 59 in 2 1/2 weeks!


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MSGRANNYMAE 9/12/2014 9:50PM

    Be proud of yourself!!! emoticon

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/12/2014 7:53PM

    Streakin' right thru day 21 - Woo HOO for you Diane! You Rock!

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MSHEL7 9/12/2014 11:44AM

    21 days, you're doing fantastic. They say you can change a habit in 3 week, so you're there, keep it up.

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