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Sit/ Stand Test

Sunday, September 21, 2014

www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-bein
g/stories/this-simple-sitting-test-cou
ld-predict-how-long-you-will-live


While I don't agree or appreciate with articles that declare the same results for everyone, like the "within 6 years" likelihood of mortality, I do like that there is a good demonstration of something you can use as a non-scale benchmark of fitness and progress.

This sit/stand test makes sense.

Update: I cannot do this yet. It's a goal of mine and a milestone I have to look forward to achieving. If you are already disabled or have something preventing you from doing it, this blog post is not a criticism of you. And if it wasn't clear before, the whole "using this as a gauge of longevity" is nonsense to me. Plus the study/ article aims that kind of gauge at people older than 60, where instances of fatal falls are prevalent. Please keep this in mind.

  
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DDOORN 10/21/2014 9:29AM

    I saw this too and have yet to even try...lol! But hoping to be able to do this also!

Hope all has been well for you Jocelyn! :-)

Don

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DDOORN 10/21/2014 9:26AM

    I saw this too and have yet to even try...lol! But hoping to be able to do this also!

Hope all has been well for you Jocelyn! :-)

Don

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FRENCHTOSD 10/20/2014 10:06PM

    One of the turning points that made me start losing weight came in 2005. My cardiologist told me he did not have to concern himself with obesity in his patients over 60-ish years old. They all died before that age. I was morbidly obese, disabled and barely able to walk or breath at that point.

If his obese patients did not lose weight before late middle age - they would be dead before old age. My Doctor literally does not have any elderly obese patients. It's easy to say who cares when you are young, but now in my mid-fifties, I prefer to become a spry 80 year old than a dead one.



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LUCKYKANGO 10/8/2014 4:57PM

    interesting

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46SHADOW 9/30/2014 2:34PM

    hmmm. good to have a goal. Sort of scary when you can't do it.


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TIHAITIEN 9/30/2014 7:25AM

    That move looks like good thing to aspire to regardless of the foolishness that's attached to it. emoticon

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SNOOPYLINKOS 9/22/2014 7:28AM

    One size, does not fit all. Nor does one test measure everyone's ability the same. Just use the info, but don't take it to heart. Heck according to some crazy 'wellness' test I did a while back...I might already be dead!

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BHENDRICK2 9/21/2014 8:07PM

    does not bode well for me as im disabled emoticon

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Benchmark 59:30 5k - Aloha

Sunday, September 07, 2014





Me (orange) with Newsgirl2177.
(not pictured- BEFIT_WITHGUSTO or Newsgirl's awesome husband who took our picture. )

I have been inactive and I felt it. I'm lifting 45 pounds from my lightest, and I felt them. My feet burned. And through small adjustments, neglectful via inadequate sleep, nutrition, refueling, hydration, training....I triggered a bit of a migraine.

But the world goes on. I typically like to document my triumphs over my struggles. But I need to note this. All of it.

This is my new benchmark. 59:30. The course was fairly flat with some grass portions. That might be the longest it's taken me to do a 5k, or it might be amazing since I haven't trained. All I know is that the only way forward is to keep moving. And looking back too far, comparing myself negatively is dragging me down.

This is a new beginning, trying new things, and growing wiser along the way.

1259 Wolflkitty bib1410 57:30 18:33 F 36
Escondido CA

  
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KIBOUSMOM 10/24/2014 4:16PM

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Great job!

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KEEPITUP62 9/19/2014 10:19PM

    YOU DID IT! I think you are so awesome that you did the 5K.

I am presently training to run 5K as I have always wanted to be able to run.
I never thought I could and I just got fed up with doubting myself so I joined the Rookie to running a 5k Team two weeks ago. Tomorrow I run the last day of week 2 then on to week 3.

To know you have done the 5K inspires me to keep pushing and I want to wish you all the best in reaching your goals. I just watched your video and am so proud of your accomplishments .
Keep up the great work and don't let set backs keep you from reaching forward.
You can do this!

We can do this!.

Hugs and friendship
Susan emoticon


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HAPPYWRITER7 9/16/2014 9:28AM

    Way to go!

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AMBER281 9/14/2014 1:16AM

    Way to go!

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THEVOW2013 9/13/2014 8:18AM

    So proud of you. ..it ALL seems impossible until its done

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THEVOW2013 9/13/2014 8:18AM

    So proud of you. ..it ALL seems impossible until its done

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KALISWALKER 9/9/2014 1:08AM

    You did it! Be proud of what you accomplished.

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ICECUB 9/8/2014 7:29PM

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 9/8/2014 6:00PM

    Awww...my favorite girls! How fun! Miss you Jocelyn :)

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 9/7/2014 11:55PM

    You did awesome and it was great to walk with you!!

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MCJOYFUL 9/7/2014 11:47PM

    I think it's amazing! emoticon

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SDLOV3R 9/7/2014 11:34PM

    I miss you, Joc!

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STUDLEEJOE 9/7/2014 11:20PM

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Vulnerability

Sunday, August 31, 2014

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brow
n_on_vulnerability


A common theme with people is to like things that reinforces the beliefs they already hold. This TED talk linked above is exactly like that. It touches on the themes of some of my previous blogs when I was struggling to figure out self-love, the ones where I was trying to explain why when I let go of the need to look perfect in every picture I started to relax and think about those I love or the experience I was having and people noticed and complimented my pictures more, that kindness to yourself invariably results on being more kind and patient and less judgmental to others...

I like reminders, even if it's things we already know.

  
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AMBER281 9/6/2014 1:37PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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LINTPICKER 9/1/2014 7:56AM

    Thanks for sharing this. She was humorous and clear.


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ONESPOTLEFT 8/31/2014 7:40PM

    thanks for sharing

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Someone Was Worried About My Heart

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Since I started working at this company.


Since I started working at my current job.

Someone told me yesterday they had worried about my heart. I face heartbreak on all kinds of fronts. I look forward to the days ahead when I am stronger. I'm strong, but not as strong as I can be.

  
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LISAN0415 8/28/2014 3:18AM

    I understand how you feel, I work midnights, and it can be challenging when working 12 hour shifts to eat properly, but it's not impossible. I know stress from home and work can make weight loss more challenging too, but again, it's about finding other coping mechanisms and making a plan.

I bring lots of healthy and quick snacks with me to work, and when I get stressed, I don't turn to food, I pray, I call a friend, I take a walk, I take a hot Epsom salt bath... or just take a 15 minute time out and read or play a video game on my phone at home.

We can do this!

Hugs!
Lisa

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 8/26/2014 8:06PM

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LINTPICKER 8/24/2014 5:42AM

    You see the issue, now the hard part of learning how to deal with it. You can do this. You are strong and determined!!

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KEEPITUP62 8/23/2014 3:07PM

    The stress can be very difficult to handle and it shows that your job must be causing some serious challenges in your life.
I pray that you will somehow find your back to remembering that food will not change the stress or make it go away.
Maybe if you can focus on fitness when you feel the urge to eat, it might help to get you back on track.

You yourself know how good you feel after a workout.
Saying prayers for you that all will work out for you.
I am on your side.

Susan emoticon

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KNH771 8/23/2014 11:06AM

    You and I could swap graphs! Hang in there. A set back is just a bump in the road. Being aware of a situation, even if you aren't able to act right away, is a step in the right direction. I don't know what you're facing, but I'll be thinking of, and praying for, you.

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RENZRYD 8/19/2014 11:45PM

    Hugs lady. We all need a reset, just remember you can hit the button. emoticon
-Renee

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NEWSGIRL2177 8/18/2014 12:01PM

    I worry about you, too. I'm here if you need me.
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MCJULIEO 8/18/2014 10:19AM

    Sometimes it's nice to know that somebody cares.... we do!

(not in a creepy stalker-y way, and not in a possessive smother-y way, just in a "yay, You, you can do it!" kind of way...)

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DAWNDMOORE40 8/17/2014 8:32PM

    emoticon If you have God, anything is possible! If you don't have God, then everything seems like an obstacle. Be strong and live by Faith! emoticon emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 8/17/2014 7:31PM

    Those charts are very telling. What is the problem with this job?

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MJRVIC2000 8/17/2014 4:46PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love make everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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CAROL494 8/17/2014 4:36PM

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Superhero stuff

Friday, August 08, 2014

I feel stronger walking up the stairs at work finally. It took 2 months! Most days I go up and down the 18 steps only a few times- average 100 steps a day. And I was going so slow that as soon as I got the tiniest faster I pushed harder, so I was always out of breath. It was deceptively discouraging. But I made myself avoid the elevator.

Link to article excerpt below- www.themarysue.com/chris-pratt-now-a
-god-who-could-play-indiana-jones/

Guadians star said this:
Pratt also says training for his unprecedentedly physical role as Peter Quill has given him Gamora-levels of badassness:

"I can do 40-inch box jumps now. Action-hero physical stuff. Jumping that high feels really good. You see a giant hillside, and you think, I wanna get up that. You see a building, you think, I could climb that. When you get in shape, the world around you becomes things you wanna jump on and climb on."
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Seriously, it doesn't take movie star fitness to feel fairly invincible. The confidence from KNOWINg things, even if no one else does. The mileage count-down on freeway signs making you think about how you ran that last weekend. The freedom of feeling empowered to not be stuck, even if your security crumbles, like your car breaks down.

It changes your whole life. www.themarysue.com/chris-pratt-now-a
-god-who-could-play-indiana-jones/

  
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RENZRYD 8/19/2014 11:49PM

    Thanks for posting this...now I will dream of Indiana tonight ;)

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MCJULIEO 8/18/2014 10:23AM

    Wow! I can train to be a Super Hero! Niiiiice!

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LISAN0415 8/14/2014 4:39PM

    That's awesome! Keep up the great work, more results are coming!

Lisa

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JLPEASE 8/8/2014 11:38AM

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SPARKLE883 8/8/2014 9:57AM

    I was just thinking something similar the other day - there's a certain loop I walk through town that measures about 2.5 miles, and when I first started walking it I wanted to cut it short, or turn around, or hurl myself into traffic. But it started getting easier and easier, and now I'm looking forward to adding different legs to the route to make it longer, or to add more hills or something to make it more challenging. It's great to feel pride in the progress you've made, and I really feel that no amount of progress is too small!

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LINTPICKER 8/8/2014 8:21AM

    Great! emoticon

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GRETA242 8/8/2014 7:45AM

    Keep going! You can do this...you are doing this. Good job!

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ZRIE014 8/8/2014 1:20AM

  have a good day.

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