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And the new toys arrived...

Friday, August 28, 2009

I am now the proud owner of a balance board. For any of you curious about the size (I was, and couldn't find it listed on the site), it's about 16 inches in diameter. I've used similar balance disks at a gym I used to belong to. My trainer had me using two, placing one foot on each, and doing free weights. I think it was hammer curls and lateral raises.

Being on the balance board forces you to use more of your core muscles just to keep balance while doing other things. My motivation had been flagging yesterday as it was my strength day and I'd been getting a trifle bored with my workout. This was just the ticket to freshen things up!

  
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SMARTIEBEE 8/28/2009 10:51PM

    Well, that sounds like an interesting toy! I have a Bosu Ball it is flat on one side, and round on the other. It is inflated to however you want it to be and there are a lot of exercises you can do with it, but I haven't done much. I guess I should get them from the Bosu web site and try some!

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The halfway point snuck up on me while I wasn't paying attention

Saturday, August 22, 2009

At my consultation this noon, the scale showed I had reached the halfway point to my goal of record. 12 weeks, 26.3 pounds gone!

I feel incredibly better with those pounds gone. In the face of "health issues", every pound of fat out of the way of what a surgeon may need to do is a very good thing!

And I just ordered my reward... one of those Spark no-burst balance boards & a SparkPeople coffee mug. I'm a sucker for a sloganed coffee mug!



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VSWINGLE 8/22/2009 9:34PM

    Congratulations!!

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NENATO2 8/22/2009 6:03PM

    Good for you! Just shows you are commited to your new habits!

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And that ride on the muddy trails gave me another flat!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Updating for the week. It's been a real roller-coaster.

Someone who works in the larger organization, whom I've not met, but recognize his name... died this week. Funeral was today. Another co-worker's mother passed away early this week, and I will be going to that funeral tomorrow.

Meantime, on my own health meter... suspected hyper-parathyroidism that may be contributing to the bone loss my doctor is concerned about. So, bunches of tests.

What has suffered? Well, the workouts did. Only got one strength training session in. As long as I hop back on, I should be OK. Reminder to self: a week like this is a reason to treat yourself gently, but it is not a reason to throw in the towel on healthy living efforts!

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MISSDIANE 8/21/2009 9:56PM

    You're doing ok and I don't see this keeping you down for long *hugs*

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Do you like to play in the mud?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Remember back in early June when I got my bike tire fixed as my first reward on my new healthy living kick? I was going to go riding the next weekend... but it rained. Time moves on, I'm busy. I finally went on that planned ride... this morning!

Keep in mind that it rained yesterday morning, relatively hard. It rained this morning, too... and I slept in 'til six, and took the dog for a walk before breakfast. This bike ride started around 10:40 a.m. It was still only 70-something degrees, so I decided: go!

Those of you from the Spark Lincoln team already know we have some pretty terrific bike trails around here. Last year they opened one section up from the Holmes Lake dog run all the way down to Pine Lake Road (further than that really, but that's all the further I got this morning).

Well! The run off has had some definite impact, particularly in the underpasses, where the bike trails offer you the option to not buck motor vehicle traffic. They had "high water" signs warning you... but I walked up to them, took a look, then decided, what the hey... and rode through anyhow.

I got spattered, but you know what? It's been years, maybe decades since I played in the mud, and this was... FUN! Now I'm home again, and... does anybody have a good detergent to recommend for my T-shirt? It's like one of those old TV commercial kids playing in the dirt all day shirts... I'll snap a pic and upload it in a bit.

Bubbles, bubbles... hope you're letting yourself have fun today, too!

  
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URNIGHTNURSE 8/16/2009 1:10PM

    Good for you. Fun keeps you young. I don't know anything that can remove mud, but when you find out, please let me know. good luck and happy mudding. :-)

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Friday adventures... broken field running? Rolling with punches?

Friday, August 14, 2009

I had three appointments to start with: car in for an oil change, me in for the annual smash-a-body-part and take its picture, and later this afternoon, my weight loss plan consultation.

So... naturally, they find enough "other" issues with the car: tires old (I knew that), tranny fluid looking iffy (I knew it was getting time for that, too), fuel pump... Bottom line, they wanted to keep it longer and take more of my money (funny, they don't give you tires free for the life of your car?).

Not a biggie, as I had a book along to read, and I was within easy walk of the hospital from the car place... but the paperwork was back at my house. So, had the car dealer drop me at my house, and I decided to walk the 3 miles and a smidge back to the hospital for the test. Warm out there, folks. Then I walked to the mall to have a light lunch before picking up the car. Home now, showered, and well over my step count for the day.

I feel good!

  
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CARO1YN 8/16/2009 11:19AM

    That is fantastic. I need to get out there and do more walking. Keep up the good job.

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GRANNYPANTIES 8/14/2009 5:38PM

    great how when you have the not best day ever you can take it in stride and just make the best of it.

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