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tail wagging

Tuesday, April 30, 2013



I love humor and find humor in the strangest places and in things people say without thinking. My 3 dogs are very comical. We have 2 who live outside and are best buddy. To watch them play almost makes me tired. They will race around the yard for hours. Our little indoors baby is lazy and fat. She acts like she wants to play with the other 2 but it is just like she doesn't know how. She does run some but she would much rather spend her days curled up in a lap or getting a back or belly rub. We do have her on a diet but it doesn't seem to be helping much as she doesn't get enough exercise..which brings me to ME. I'm the same. I'm a couch potato though I use my recliner rather than a couch. I am pretty active but when it comes to scheduling real "exercise" I just don't want to do it. Seeing others makes me want to do it but when it comes to it I'm so much like our little fat dog. I use excuses of aches and pains and weather but know it is really the thing that I just don't want to do it. I do get out every day and walk at least 10-20minutes and I'm a fast walker..but then my back gives out and I give in and quit. I have lost quite a bit being here on SP but know I would lose a lot more if I would just get up and exercise or walk more. With great weather on the way and re-joining the 5% challenge..I'm challenging myself to quit using tail wagging excuses and get up and move.

  
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NIMAWEYGH 5/4/2013 5:02PM

    From one couch or should I say recliner person to another I know just what you mean and the excuses you use are the ones I use as well and with no little tail wagger to walk with I guess I am just going to have to challenge myself to get out there and do my 20 minutes with my hot pink emoticon so no falls and just get it done.

I could take my new recumbent bike out of the box and get on that as well but it will have to wait until after the back surgeries and then watch out for me.

Maybe when I get moved to Mena one Saturday a month we can meet and you can walk me all over your place and the next time you can come to Mena and walk with me and MaryAnn.

I know you can do it cause you have done it before. emoticon

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SHARJOPAUL 5/4/2013 9:37AM

    Take that little dog for those 10 - 20 min walks. You may have to slow down a little at first but she will get used to it quickly and probably look forward to her special time with her person. Walking her twice a day would double your walking exercise!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 5/3/2013 9:28PM

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NOLAZYBUTT110 5/3/2013 9:23PM

    I wish we lived closer, I would walk with you... I am also a fast walker, the faster the better I feel. Hubby does not always like to go with me for a walk, so I walk less alone, because I cant afford another fall; not with osteoporosis bones. Man I hate geting old! I was always active.

I do know what you mean, my dog has lazy days but she does run... all I have to do is say lets run.... and she will run as long as I say ... run, run run and she will circle the yard until I stop saying it. she loves to please me. She is so tired now that she is tucked under my husbands pillows just to shut out the light and nose from the Tv . she would sleep all day if we never said, "lets go out side". she loves being outside just lile I do. But it was HOT today! Love reading yoru blogs! I can relate to everything you do write!You have to be related! lol susana

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MHNGJR 5/3/2013 4:47AM

    You and the little tail wagger could work on that exercise together. My big tail wagger has made all the difference for me with exercise. emoticon emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 5/1/2013 8:20AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I know you will figure it all Barbara!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/1/2013 6:58AM

    Loved the cartoon! Walking is such a great exercise!

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CAKAROO 5/1/2013 6:19AM

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MAZACK 4/30/2013 8:22PM

    I am losing some weigt butknow I would loose more if I walked regularly and got into a regular exercise program.

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GLUECIPHER 4/30/2013 12:25PM

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Big girl

Sunday, April 28, 2013


I know this is kind of strange posting but when I was a teen and up into my 30's I had a small behind for the rest of me. Just not much of one to speak of. At the end of my 30's I was diagnosed with RA and my life became more seditary which has not been a good thing. I didn't give into the pain that much but the joints just wouldn't let me do the things I had been doing. In the process I began to gain weight. I went up to a much larger size set of "drawers"...I have noticed now since being back to SP for a little over a year that I have lost inches in the rear...and my "drawers" have gotten so baggy. I had some smaller sized ones saved that had been my mothers which she never wore in her later years at the nursing home (diaper time) so I had put them back in my dresser and pulled them out the other day and to my wonder they fit!!!My mom was a tiny woman but she did have a bigger rear end than I did when I was younger..noticed too that this last 5% challenge that I had lost inches there so it is working for me now. I may be slow on losing the pounds but certainly seeing the results in the inches.

  
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NOLAZYBUTT110 5/3/2013 9:43PM

    You made my day! Drawers eh? Sounds like something my grandmother wore.... and she made her own. lol This reminded me of her home mad undies! lol You made me have abelly laugh and I peed my panties! lol shame on you for making em laugh so hard! havent had a laugh that bad in ages! lol Hugs susana emoticon emoticon

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XNANNY 4/29/2013 11:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I had a problem when I was a teen and the Doctor though it might be RA but it was not, it was a mystery that was never solved. I am in better health now but not perfect health. This site has helped me so much that I am not sure what I would be doing without it.

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READYBETTY 4/29/2013 1:52PM

    The underwear don't lie! Congratulations on the NSV!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/29/2013 12:48PM

    As someone who carries her extra weight in the rear, I appreciate your accomplishment. Congratulations!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 4/29/2013 8:00AM

    Congratulations on your inches lost!

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CAKAROO 4/29/2013 7:23AM

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MISSY455 4/29/2013 1:13AM

    Congrats on the non-scale victory with the inches lost! emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 4/28/2013 6:35PM

    That is awesome!

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MNABOY 4/28/2013 6:34PM

    emoticon emoticon love your outlook

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SMHPHOTO 4/28/2013 5:58PM

  What a great picture to have on your blog! So true!
Sometimes the enormity of the problem is much bigger in our minds than what actually exsists.
On the other hand, sometimes see the problem, magnified larger than it readlly is,
( & realizing it!), makes you laugh, & then deal with it.

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SANDICANE 4/28/2013 5:55PM

    Way to go!

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Dance First

Saturday, April 27, 2013


We have our first activity to do in the Spring into Summer 5% challenge and that is to make a regular schedule and plan for exercise.

Exercise is my biggest downfall. I just do not like it. I don't mind walking for exercise and try to do some walking for exercise every day but when weather keeps me inside the great thoughts of doing exercise gets shoved to the back burners of my brain and nothing much seems to get done. Living with RA sometimes makes it painful to do much in the way of exercise but sometimes I think I use this as an excuse. So today I am going to work on a schedule for doing some type of exercise every day if not but 10minutes worth..this will be in addition to my walking time. I do enjoy my walks as I'm outside in the fresh air but what I need to add is toning type exercises as well. Also know that when the privet hedge blooms, I will be forced inside due to my allergies so I am truly going to make an effort to get more exercise this round of the 5% challenge.

  
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CAKAROO 4/28/2013 8:17AM

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/28/2013 8:09AM

    Something else we have in common - allergies! I've found the SP videos to be very helpful when I have to stay inside. I especially like the seated ones. It's not that I can't stand but when seated I can focus on upper body better - something I really need.

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ROBB1N 4/27/2013 11:03AM

    Making a plan is the first step! Good for you.

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Back from break

Friday, April 26, 2013


Well it was a good thing I took that short break from here. We had to spend one afternoon covering our tomato and pepper plants to keep them from freezing. Also covered our planters out front of the house. Then had 2 days of art guild work..board meeting one day and then volunteered at the gallery the next. So this is the first free day to get on the computer for very long. I did get lots of exercise and ate properly but didn't log it here. I did manage to come and spin the wheel each day. But now hopefully I can blog again.

Since I had finished my crafty work lately I picked up a simple 2 color cross stitch pattern to work to keep my hands busy in the evening hours. It is of 2 whimsical goats and a free pattern I found online awhile ago. I am thinking of using the same design and draw up a rug to hook. I really like this pattern.

Hope everyone has great weekend. emoticon

  
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CAKAROO 4/27/2013 9:43AM

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 4/27/2013 9:18AM

    Sounds like you had a very busy few days away. I am hoping it will finally get warm enough and dry enough to get into the garden area this next week now that the snow is gone

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GEMLADYONE 4/26/2013 4:23PM

    Welcome back! Hope you saved all your plantings. Here it's already summer hot and elsewhere winter is lingering! How crazy is that? emoticon

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0309COOKIE 4/26/2013 12:54PM

    Welcome back! Hope you have a good weekend too!

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ALICIA214 4/26/2013 12:53PM

 

It is good to keep your hands busy it keeps them out of the cookie jar...


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Sparkpeople Break

Monday, April 22, 2013


I have been here almost every day for over a year now and while my 5% challenge team is regrouping and all, I thought I would take a break from Sparkpeople for a few days. I won't be gone long but just feel I need to get away from this computer for awhile. I will probably pop in daily to spin my wheel but really need the time to reorganize my house and thoughts and life right now. Weather is turning warmer and wanting to get outside more. We do have our garden planted but need to keep at working in the yard for the next few days. I will be back to my blogs in a few days. Hope everyone has a great week. (By the way...the fat cat is one of my sister's.) emoticon

  
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BARB4HEALTH 4/25/2013 11:59AM

    After I get my 365 day streak in, I am thinking I will just login and spin, too! People think i'm dizzy without spinning. Wonder what they will think if I start spinning every day? emoticon

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MICKEYH 4/24/2013 12:22AM

    Enjoy your break. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IAM_HIS 4/23/2013 9:20PM

    Enjoy your break--you come back, okay.

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BELIEVING-N-ME 4/23/2013 12:06PM

   
Enjoy your break and I will see at the next 5% challenge.

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IMREITE 4/23/2013 1:13AM

    i have tried to take spark breaks. have not been able to do it yet.

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 4/22/2013 7:55PM

    Enjoy your break!

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TURTLETALK 4/22/2013 2:55PM

    We will miss you but we will see you back soon for the next 5% challenge.

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GEMLADYONE 4/22/2013 2:25PM

    Good go get a break. Thanks for letting us know though...

Fat cat looks pretty comfortable...why do they always look so self satisfied?

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