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Chuck the stress-Shhhhh-listen to yer body!

Thursday, February 04, 2016

My Grand Mother used to bend down, over my shoulder, as I coloured, and say that!-
I was young --didn't know what she meant---
I do now!
I don't remember much about my Gramma---but, I always remembered that!
Yesterday I tried very hard to drink more water---managed to get 4 extra cups in---
The steps were just over 4000--not as much as I'd liked--but, I tried--I spent most of the day shovelling-
I read some very inspiring blogs about Sparkly people starting over and achieving such great results---

It's so much about "mind over fat"----positive thoughts that we can do this---And-----it becomes a healthy way to live----not giving up no matter if you just dropped a clock on yer toe and it hinders putting on the running shoe---trying to keep it all together after watching 5 commercials on TV about burgers and fries----not letting the crazy people get you down---
Lord love a Duck-----

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  • ALICIA363
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    1409 days ago
    I am so glad that you remembered that lesson from your Gramma. I'd say you internalized it well, because you certainly do not stay within the lines. Your sense of humor and willingness to keep on keeping on is remarkable.
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    Steps and shoveling: when I tell my Spark Activity tracker that what it calls "general" was in fact shoveling snow? It ups the step count! emoticon
    1409 days ago
    shoveling snow is great exercise & what a wise Grandma miss my 2 so much
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  • EDWARDS1411
    No, shovelling doesn't take many steps, but it surely burns calories - Happy Shovelling!!
    1410 days ago
    Very wise Grandma!
    1410 days ago
    Love that! As a new Grandma, I need to remember it.
    My favorite Gramma quote: (as I'm about to leave for college....)
    "Don't do anything I wouldn't do!"

    have always regretted not asking her for more specifics..! emoticon
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  • PHOENIX1949
    Wise Gramma!
    1410 days ago
    You said it and I agree. One of the keys to success it keeping your "stuff" together (not necessarily within the lines) and letting everything else roll off like water off a duck.
    I emoticon shoveling emoticon
    1410 days ago
    Your "not letting the crazy people get you down" had me smiling, Linda. Thankfully, I do not have any crazy people in my family or day-to-day world; however their are plenty out there (like in government positions) & even though I don't like it, the fact is that their craziness touches my life & the lives of my loved ones.

    I am going to take your advise & not letting the crazy people get me down! emoticon

    God bless your day!

    1410 days ago
    Mind over fat... exactly!
    1410 days ago
    Lots of great exercise shoveling! I'll say it's like strength training with aerobic. emoticon
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  • ALICIA214
    1410 days ago
    Great blog! All that cardio shovelling snow - awesome! Your gramma was a very wise lady, lucky you.
    1410 days ago
    Way to go Gramma!! What an important lesson for you to carry thru life! And, as many said before me.... Chuck the pedometer! Shoveling works it all!!
    1410 days ago
    You did LOTS of CV and ST shoveling! So, chuck what the "counter" says . . . . you did GOOD!

    As for coloring in the lines. That gave me a chuckle too, because my kindy teacher (and I'll never forget her . . . . Mrs. Werner . . . good night, Mrs. Werner wherever you are!) complained that I didn't stay within the lines coloring and my Mom replied that if that's the most awful thing done in a day, that's pretty darn good. And besides, no law says you have to stay in the lines. YOU GO, MOM. I know where I got my spunk from! THANKS MOM!

    1410 days ago
    Lynda, your nurse's sense of measurable science is admirable - but sometimes it just does not apply! You counted steps - 4000. Measurable. You shoveled snow most of the day. Doesn't register on your steps unit so it doesn't count???? Come on girl, give yourself a break! As noted by someone else, if the unit was measuring arm strokes or weight lifted or something along those lines you would be WAY over the top. Give yourself some credit, even if you can't measure it exactly. You do a super job of staying active! Of exercising in some way! Of actually using MORE muscles (thus burning more calories) than if you were just walking. Lord Love A Duck!!!

    Oh yes, the title of your blog references Stress. Shoveling snow is much more effective at relieving stress than walking any day of the week!
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    Comment edited on: 2/4/2016 12:01:45 PM
    4000, thats what I made yesterday! emoticon
    1410 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    I agree with HARROWJET - your blogs are so honest, down to earth, inspiring, it really makes my day to read them Lynda. You are always trying, never thinking of giving up! And you get your messages across in a humourous way that delights me!

    I'm thinking of "starting over" because my weight has been steadily going the wrong way!

    Thanks for being a friend, for writing these blogs, you'll never know how many of us you are helping - daily!!
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    1410 days ago
    Hey! Shoveling is steps!...and lots of exertion over our heads...and besides if your pedometer were on your arm, your steps would be over the top!! emoticon
    (P.S. Our snow is gone. emoticon Do you have some to spare? emoticon )
    1410 days ago
    When my oldest daughter was in kindergarten, on the first teacher conference, her teacher's main concern was that my daughter did not color in the lines and was concerned about her fine motor skills. I asked her if she ever talked to oldest daughter because she was very smart (and that is not just because all mommies think their kid is brilliant..oldest daughter knew alphabet before she was two and by two and half could spell and read simple words like cat and big and had a phenomenal memory and still does). So my suggestion to the teacher was who gives a crap if she can color in the lines, take 5 minutes to really talk to her. Next teacher conference a few months later, the teacher told me that she was blown away but oldest daughter's fount of knowledge, way beyond a kindergarten level. Now oldest daughter is a dentist, which I think takes some manual dexterity and fine motor skills. I love when I am right which sadly does not happen often but in this case I was dead on right. emoticon
    1410 days ago
    YOUR blog is one of the inspiring blogs that I read. emoticon for your honesty and 'realness' emoticon
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    How is your back? The leaning over to shovel always makes my back talk to me for a while (after taking the abuse of shoveling snow). Thankfully it usually does not take very long for it to get over its temper tantrum.... and all is peaceful and calm once again. Here in my corner of the world (SW New Hampshire, USA) it looks like late March/Early April(without the daffodils)... a lot different than last year at this time with 3-plus feet of snow on the ground. Take heart Spring is coming, it always has in the past. So, no reason to think it will skip this year.
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  • DALID414
    Those commercials always weasel themselves in at the worse time. This is why I record most shows, to forward through the commercials!
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  • GABY1948
    SMART gramma! And I LOVE how your blogs have changed to such HEALTHY ones! You are an INSPIRATION!

    Lynda, every day when I make my bed I THINK OF YOU! Really! You would be so PROUD of my bed making but I still don't turn the pillow away from the doorway emoticon
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    Absolutely love this wallpaper image -- makes me think of spring for sure.

    And glad you're feeling encouraged and invigorated -- all that shovelling absolutely counts for cardio exercise too ya know!!
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    Great ideas!
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