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I Like To Argue

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

So I have finally admitted that I like to battle and argue with myself a lot.

I wouldn't argue with others this much with the exception of DH of course emoticon ,

but when it comes to me I tend to really get deep into debates! If I was talking to one of you about not being to proud to use the aide of a walker at the stores while shopping so that you can get the exercise in so much easier, or at the mall, then the answer would be GO FOR IT!
It's a fantastic walking aide that will enable you to get so much more walking in at any given stretch of the legs. emoticon

As my sweet and smart friend Beth has told me on more than one occasion;
Debbie, take your walker to the store with you, place it folded under your basket and pull it out when your weak moments hit you and you need the rest for even 5 minutes. Then refold the walker and slide it back under the basket. That way you get the exercise you would be missing if you rode the motorized carts instead of pushing the buggy. emoticon

Now a smart person would see the wisdom in those words right? ...... UGH! emoticon

Guess I'm headed to storage to get the walker, can't argue with that one emoticon

  
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SUSANSLIFE 8/27/2014 8:32AM

    Yaaaaayyyy Debbie!! More good ideas for getting the legs back in shape! And don't forget to talk to those legs! (Some people talk to their plants, but I talk to my legs...) And actually more important to those legs is to look at them. Look down at your legs every so often as you traipse around the store and literally WILL THEM to move forward, hold you up, etc. Remind them that THEY can DO IT! Do I sound wierd? Well, maybe, but I spent a year in rehab learning to walk all over again after my legs were paralyzed. Visualizing what you want your legs to do goes a long way to empower them to get up and go. The mind is a wonderful thing and it can create new nerve pathways to get your muscles to do what you want them to do, as long as you visualize what you want done. Try it -- you'll get better at it, the more you visualize it. Let me know how it goes!

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BLUEJAY1969 8/26/2014 2:35PM

    Hmmm thought provoking to someone who is just starting to walk through the store again! I know you don't wanna but sometimes you just gotta! I hope it helps you walk longer! I know you will succeed!
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CINDHOLM 8/26/2014 1:17PM

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KAREN608 8/26/2014 12:01PM

    Yes we sometimes have to take the advice we'd give others, personally. You have to use the muscles to keep them strong. If you don't use them you lose them. And who wants that?

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My Grocery Store Workout!

Monday, August 11, 2014

I just figured soomething out......

I'm not able at this time of life with my current health conditions to walk outside for any length of time.... BUT .... I can and do go to my local grocery store on almost a daily basis.

OK, our store is approximately 600 feet across the front and 400 feet along the side inside the store. Now double that on each side and you get 2000 feet. Now a mile has 5280 feet in it so if I walk my store just 3 times around at the farthest isles I will have walked 6000 feet.

THATS OVER 1 MILE! emoticon SCORE!

OK..... I can use the grocery cart to lean on and walk without stopping, well slowing down to avoid the occasional cutie pie, and I will have accomplished a good workout for me!

I can do 3 times around or if I can't manage that much then I will have at least gotten off my badunkadunk and made the attempt.....

HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! emoticon

  
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GSPEIRS 8/23/2014 7:41PM

    emoticon Way to Go ! ! ! Keep Up the Great Work ! ! ! YOU're Doing Fantastc ! ! !

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PFERG66 8/12/2014 12:12PM

    That is totally awesome! Love your upbeat attitude--really gives me a lift today! emoticon

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ELIZACG9 8/11/2014 9:55PM

    I go down every aisle..good idea! emoticon emoticon

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JUSTSILVIE 8/11/2014 9:40PM

    Way to go! The cart comes in Handy. These days Hubby and I take turns using it as a walking aid. emoticon

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KAREN608 8/11/2014 8:09PM

    I know, and grocery store is climate controlled, too.

Keep at it!

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 8/11/2014 1:38PM

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SUSANSLIFE 8/11/2014 12:37PM

    Excellent, Debbie! All movement counts and fitting it into our daily lives in such a way that it is part of our daily routine, is the best. We know lots of people who sign up for a gym and then just can't get there very often. Your way is much better.

And very important is using that grocery cart for support, stabilty and SAFETY. I don't have comlete feeling in my legs so using a cart almost as a walker, in stores, is so much easier. I know I am less likely to fall and can go faster than without one, and not be worried. One other very ineresting point: did you know if you use Nordic walking poles correctly on a walk, you burn more energy than walking without at the same pace? This is because you are expending enery as you lean on the poles with each step. In our case, the same applies with a grocery cart: using one can force you to actually burn up more calories! And when I get one that wants to go to the right or left, I expend more energy by trying to make it go straight, even though I have to a bit more slowly. It's a win-win situation and you can't go wrong!
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BLUEJAY1969 8/11/2014 12:21PM

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DLYNN1113 8/11/2014 12:15PM

    You, my sparkfriend, are gonna have your pants fallin off ya soon!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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JUDY106 8/11/2014 11:51AM

    I do the same thing about the store. You are right it is a good workout.
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Curious Huh?!

Monday, August 11, 2014

I just got to thinking this morning that God must have wanted me to go with the RV at this time in my life because while we were looking at different RV's my mind never ventured to the
(what if my knees give out or my back starts to spasm) train of thought.

I always think that way..... you know?
I can't go there on vacation because it's to much walking....
I can't go to the zoo because it's to far to walk .....
I can't go to the flower gardens because there might be stairs to climb....

but for some reason that never came to mind when we decided on the RV way of life.... curious huh?!

  
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JUSTSILVIE 8/11/2014 9:37PM

    I hope you will have some wonderful adventures! emoticon

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 8/11/2014 1:37PM

    God works in mysterious ways!!! Glad you are enjoying it!

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DLYNN1113 8/11/2014 12:11PM

    God's ways are not our ways that is for sure, He definitely knows the plans He has for us plans for a hope and a future. emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/11/2014 10:57AM

    I hope that all will go well !

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My Ahaaaa..... Moment!

Friday, August 08, 2014

OK..... I have a new spiral notebook and plan to get moving on (THE HEALTHIER ME) .
BC was 162 ..... not a good start this morning but it IS a start!

I also had one of those AHA...... moments when I went to get into our pickup truck this morning. We have side step rails to help me get in and out of the truck. I usually put my right foot on the rail and then DRAG my left leg up.... then I catch a breath and swing myself into the seat and by then I am breathing deep. emoticon

Well as most of you know, me and DH moved into our RV about 3 weeks ago.......
This morning after doing what I call (MY STAIR STEPPER EXERCISES)
getting in and out of the RV every single time at least 10 times a day! emoticon

I stepped up on the side rail of the truck and swung myself into the seat in one smooth motion!
HOW AWESOME WAS THAT?! emoticon emoticon

  
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GSPEIRS 8/23/2014 7:55PM

    emoticon What your doing is working ! ! ! Great job ! ! ! Keep Up the Great Work ! ! ! emoticon

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CTUPTON 8/22/2014 2:34PM

    emoticon Noticing progress is exhilarating! More power to you!

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chris

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DLYNN1113 8/10/2014 12:25PM

    Totally emoticon . So proud for you. I can imagine how you felt!! emoticon emoticon

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 8/8/2014 9:26PM

    YES! *fist pump!!!*

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SUSANSLIFE 8/8/2014 5:36PM

    Oh, that is fabulous!!! I share in your excitement!
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REALTYLADYLISA 8/8/2014 5:04PM

    Small steps lead to more and bigger steps...keep it up!


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KAREN608 8/8/2014 2:41PM

    I know, doing things in a camper, means up and down those stairs many many times! DH has me to the steps but I guess it is me getting the ST exercise. It is used as our guest room. The awning cloth now is shot, the A/C stopped working now and bubbles in ceiling for light are broken/leaking. It is a 2010 model. Upkeep is so important on US and on the RVs!

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MARYBETH4884 8/8/2014 12:28PM

    I know that feeling!! emoticon A great Non Scale Victory emoticon

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MAINEALI 8/8/2014 11:43AM

    Way to go! emoticon

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MSWILDROSE 8/8/2014 11:30AM

    That is a great NSV!! (non scale victory) emoticon

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PFERG66 8/8/2014 11:29AM

    Yay Hooray and emoticon

I can just feel the moment with you: "whoa! THAT was easy! Wow. "

Very cool.
Love you!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/8/2014 10:29AM

    Definitely awesome!

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JUSTSILVIE 8/8/2014 10:16AM

    Very Awesome! Congratulations! emoticon

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CNESMITH2 8/8/2014 9:53AM

    Awesome!

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My SP friends

Saturday, August 02, 2014

My Spark People friends are Amazing, Awesome, and Fantastic! You ALL ROCK! emoticon

  
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PFERG66 8/3/2014 8:45PM

    You are a fantastic lady! Glad to be a part of your fan club!!

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 8/2/2014 7:59PM

    As are you!!! emoticon

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DLYNN1113 8/2/2014 6:42PM

    emoticon emoticon I know too well what that 5 lbs means!!!!!! emoticon my sweet sparkfriend. You did a lot of hard work this week, I'm so glad that admist all the trials the scale became your friend!!! Continue to lift you and yours in prayer.

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MAGGIEVAN 8/2/2014 5:09PM

    I feel the same way about my Spark friends. Thanks for saying what many of us are thinking.

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