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  • 7/4/2020

    7/4/2020 10:05:01 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk x2, 3 of 15 calf raises, Wii sports, 1 of 10 lunges, and gardening. 8,000+ steps. Calories were high. 8 cups of water. Today was an active day compared to recently. I got everything on my to-do list done for once. Feels so great. I even went to the farmers market with my mom. Tomorrow I wil... Read more

  • Missing the Old Normal

    7/4/2020 11:15:39 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    The past 5 years, I spent the week (or longer) up in suburban Detroit with my family. For a few years before that, we would go to Glennie, MI to my sister's cottage on the lake. In the past four years,, I lost my Mom, my sister, and my niece. We've been scared to be around anyone. No one wants t... Read more

  • 7/3/2020

    7/3/2020 10:37:19 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    Day 243 - 🌞. Lawn mowed, walk. 6,000+ steps. Calories were high. 8 cups of water. It was another hot and humid day. Sweat was just pouring off me while I did the lawn. But it looks better now. I have been feeling overwhelmed and no energy the last couple days. It could be the heat and humidity or t... Read more

  • 7/2/2020

    7/2/2020 10:34:21 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk X3. 7,000+ steps. Handy a busy day away from the house. Got some of my stuff done that I could take with me but that was about it. Son's dr phone appointment went well. Got his blood taken and he has a ultrasound on heart tomorrow. In about 2 weeks he is going to have a stress test done. Wi... Read more

  • 7/1/2020

    7/1/2020 11:18:31 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Rest day. Walked, grocery shopping, BBQ at friends. 6,000+ steps. Lost 1 lb this week. Today was more restful. Calories are high. 12 cups of water. Tomorrow I have to go to my sister's because my son has a dr phone apt. I then have to take him to get blood work. Hope everyone had a great day! Ke... Read more

  • 6/30/2020

    6/30/2020 10:53:14 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Rest day. Walk, ran errands. 14,000+ steps. Tomorrow rest and weigh day. Calories were good. 4 cups of water. When I am doing running around I usually have troubles drinking all my water. Oh well tomorrow is a new day! Hope everyone had a great day! Keep SPARKING πŸ’₯! Stay safe!... Read more

  • 1st Half of 2020

    6/30/2020 10:39:56 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I can't believe the year is half gone. What have I done/accomplished so far? So I broke my arm in 3 places just before we were due to move into our new house. It definitely put a damper on how much I could accomplish. It also gave me the excuse to get out of a lot of the work. There are things ... Read more

  • 6/29/2020

    6/29/2020 10:02:45 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, 1/2 core and upper body strength workout, 3 of 23 tricep extension, walk and Wii sports. 9,000+ steps. So my walk/jog has hit a wall. Today I barely jogged at all on the route. Oh well maybe my body is trying to tell me to slow down. I also only could do 1 set of my core and upper body... Read more

  • Hung out with friends!

    6/29/2020 4:12:50 PM, by AHTRAP

    Granted, I've been playing pickleball for a little while now, and those people are friends, but yesterday, I had lunch with friends, for the first time since the world went sideways. We grabbed take out from a campus institution at the University of Michigan, Mr Spots, which I hadn't actually eaten ... Read more

  • 6/28/2020

    6/28/2020 10:01:33 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core and lower body workout, walk, frisbee and mowed neighbors front lawn. 10,000+ steps. Today's walk/jog was not as good as it has been. My legs were burning so I finished my route with out quiting by walking the rest. I will try again tomorrow. Seemed like a slow day but got lots do... Read more

  • 6/27/2020

    6/27/2020 9:39:25 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    β›…. 3 mile Walk HIIT video, core and upper body workout, 2 of 25 wall push-ups, 3 of 17 tricep extension, and Wii sports. 7,000+ steps. Calories are good. 8 cups of water. Weather had no idea what it wanted to do. So I played it safe and did my video instead. Haven't done it in a while and felt gr... Read more

  • POOF! 6 years down

    6/27/2020 3:23:49 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I remember waiting forever to have a grandbaby. Helena Evelyn Colter was born 6 years ago - 6-27-2014. How'd she get to be 6 already? I have enjoyed her so much. She's still little enough where she will grab my hand when we are walking. I love this and know it won't last much longer. ... Read more

  • 6/26/2020

    6/26/2020 8:46:03 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌀️. Walk/jog, core and lower body workout, 2 of 25 squats, 3 of 45 calf raises and Wii sports. 9,000+ steps. Walk/jog went well. Unfortunately tomorrow are supposed to be thunderstorms. If this the case then I will do my HIIT walk video tomorrow instead. Calories are good today. 12 cups of water. A... Read more

  • 6/25/2020

    6/25/2020 9:46:54 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    Day 235 - 🌀️. Walk/jog, core and upper body workout, walk, Wii sports, 3 of 15 tricep extensions w dumbbells, 50 wall push-ups and frisbee. 12,000+ steps. Noticed great improvement in my walk/jog. I even wanted to go for another tonight but my body said I was crazy and that it was rest time. My cal... Read more

  • 6/24/2020

    6/24/2020 10:17:36 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    β›…. Rest and weigh in day. Walk x2, Wii sports, chair yoga, 12 lunges, and walking on the spot. 8,000+ steps. 1# found its way back. Calories are good. 16 cups of water. Had a great day got lots done but still did lots of relaxing. Not sure where the 1 lbs gain came from but not worried. I am feel... Read more

  • 6/23/2020

    6/23/2020 8:48:22 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌦️. Walk/jog, core and lower body workout, cleaned mom's apartment and climbed stirs to 5th floor X2. 10,000+ steps. Today's walk/jog was different. I new there was a chance of rain again but figured nothing would happen. Boy was I wrong. It started pouring on my second part of the route. Which mea... Read more

  • 6/22/2020

    6/22/2020 8:26:29 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌦️. Walk/jog, core and upper body workout, 3 of 10 dumbbell tricep extensions, 35 wall push-ups, and Wii sports. 8,000+ steps. My walk/jog this morning was more of a walk than a jog today. I jogged 1 block really slow still felt some light pain. So I walked the rest of it as quickly as possible. Ho... Read more

  • 6/21/2020

    6/21/2020 9:59:15 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    β›…. Walk/jog, core and lower body workout, 50 squats, 3 of 45 calf raises and Wii sports. 9,000+ steps. For my walk/jog I had to walk more of it today as I hurt my foot by doing my shoe up to tight. My hip was bothering me as well. Calories are high today. I will try harder tomorrow. 20 cups of water... Read more

  • Father's Day in Alabama

    6/21/2020 2:51:14 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I lost my father in 1986. I miss him every day - he was my best friend. At first, I knew I could celebrate Father's Day with my father-in-law, who stepped in and was there for me when my Dad passed. I lost him, too, and Father's Day for years was a hard day for me. I just wish I could have had t... Read more

  • 6/20/2020

    6/20/2020 9:49:08 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core and upper body workout, walk, and 50 wall push-ups. 13,000+ steps. Calories are good so far. 12 cups water. Feeling great with all I got done today. Even took a short nap since I fell asleep πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ reading. I am sorry my blog was short last night as I had fallen asleep πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ watching... Read more

  • First Day of Summer

    6/20/2020 9:44:30 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I love spring and summer. I've never been given a diagnosis, but I think I have SAD in the winter. I find that on the first day of summer, I get a little bummed, however. I know that the days will get shorter and shorter every day. And the circle continues...... Read more

  • 6/19/2020

    6/19/2020 10:57:48 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core and lower body workout, cut lawn, 25 squats, Wii sports, and 3 of 45 calf raises. 11,000+ steps. Calories are good. 16 cups of water.... Read more

  • 6/18/2020

    6/18/2020 10:36:48 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core & upper body workout, weed whacking and frisbee. 9,000+ steps. Today's walk/jog seemed to be hard and slow after my rest day yesterday. When I got home I compared my time with my previous one and I was 3 mins faster. Guess it wasn't as bad as I thought πŸ˜„. Went to cut the lawn thi... Read more

  • heel turn

    6/18/2020 10:16:22 PM, by AHTRAP

    I'm sure the phrase is used elsewhere, but I know it from the professional wrestling context, when a character who was previously a babyface (good guy) does something to get the crowd to turn against him, and see him as a bad guy, aka a heel. Played pickleball today, as I have on a three occas... Read more

  • 6/17/2020

    6/17/2020 8:16:53 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Rest and weigh in day. Walk, plank, Wii sports, walk on spot, jog on spot basic jumps, yoga and frisbee. 9,000+ steps. πŸ”»3.6 lbs this week! πŸ”»Total of 76.8 lbs. πŸ”» 14.55 lbs since last TOPS meeting. I have a total of about 70.2 lbs left to shedd. Seeing all these great achievements helps me put ... Read more

  • What's Happening?

    6/17/2020 10:55:31 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I am now in the habit of walking most mornings. It's a good way for me to get to know the neighborhood. feet decided to swell a couple weeks ago, and I can't seem to get them to go down. I am gun-shy about going to the doctor. Last week, the doctor I see about my arm wanted me to go to ... Read more

  • 6/16/2020

    6/16/2020 7:51:25 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core and lower body, 40 squats, 30 of 45 calf raises, 32 step-ups, walk on spot, jog on spot. 8,000+ steps. Today was not as active. But I did great! During my walk/jog this morning some of my jogs were longer slowly getting stronger. I am hoping to be able to jog about 90% of my ro... Read more

  • 6/16/2020

    6/16/2020 7:50:04 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core and lower body, 40 squats, 30 of 45 calf raises, 32 step-ups, walk on spot, jog on spot. 8,000+ steps. Today was not as active. But I did great! During my walk/jog this morning some of my jogs were longer slowly getting stronger. I am hoping to be able to jog about 90% of my ro... Read more

  • 6/15/2020

    6/15/2020 8:54:38 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core and upper body workout, 50 wall push-ups, Wii sports, walk on spot, jog on spot, dancing and frisbee. 10,000+ steps. Had a great active day! Calories are good so far. 16 cups of water. Still trying to fine toon my to-do lists. Feeling great seeing my to-do list complete every nigh... Read more

  • 6/14/2020

    6/14/2020 10:01:40 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core and lower body workout, 65 squats, Wii sports, small walk and 120 calf raises. 9,000+ steps. Felt stronger on my walk/jog. Completed my to-do list plus a couple other things. Every night when I write out the list for the next day it seems to get longer πŸ˜„. My neighbor gave me some... Read more

  • 6/13/2020

    6/13/2020 9:44:17 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core and upper body workout, walk, 50 wall push-ups. 10,000+ steps. My walk/jog was another tough day with wind but did better in some spots of jogging. I did my workout outside today. Felt great and my neighbor came out and was cheering me on. She gets joy out of watching me improve a... Read more

  • Wandering through the backyard

    6/13/2020 3:49:55 PM, by AHTRAP

    Actually, this was from yesterday, i strolled around the backyard taking pictures of flowers and other stuff back there. Worth a minute of your time to peek through, I think.
    CBWRlMAAKEG/ I did wake up early-ish today to go play pickleball and I'm glad to s... Read more

  • 6/12/2020

    6/12/2020 10:00:21 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌀️. Walk/jog, core and lower body band workout, 16 squats, 40 calf raises. 7,000+ steps. I did not sleep well last night as I got to warm. Moved to the couch and got a couple of hours sleep. After I had an early lunch I fell asleep for about an hour. So my day was thrown off a bit but I did my work... Read more

  • liberating

    6/12/2020 3:37:54 PM, by AHTRAP

    Giving myself permission not to do the daily entry thing kind of pointed out how, especially lately, those blogs had just become the product of inertia, saying something because I said I would, rather than having anything to say. Even this, the first entry I've scribbled in a week, feels somew... Read more

  • 6/12/2020 Where I’m At Today, Six months since my diabetic doctor visit.

    6/12/2020 11:25:32 AM, by BILLTHOMSON

    Today is a Beautiful Day. Today is the 6 month "anniversary" since my last Diabetic doctor appointment. This is the first 6-month appointment I've had, the rest were 3 month and 1-4 month appointments since being in the hospital I am pleased with my blood sugar readings. My glucose in the hospi... Read more

  • 6/11/2020

    6/11/2020 9:52:48 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌀️. Walk/jog, upper and core workout, frisbee, 50 wall push-ups. 10,000 steps. Did not sleep well last night so got a later start than usual. But I am proud I did not use any excuses not to workout. My walk/jog was awesome even with the wind this morning. I worked on how my feet land and my pace wh... Read more

  • 6/10/2020

    6/10/2020 9:43:55 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    πŸŒžβ›ˆοΈ windy and hail. Rest and weigh in day. Walk. 6,000+ steps. Enjoyed my birthday. Lost 2.6 lbs. Good bye 230s hello 220s. Calories were high but had already given myself permission to have what I wanted. It did go a little sideways at lunch but whatever. 8 cups of water. So for my birthday I let ... Read more

  • Morning Walks

    6/10/2020 10:21:05 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I am trying to get back into the habit of walking in the morning before I get on the computer. That way, I don't melt as much in the heat and I don't get involved in the computer and forget to take my walk. Being in a new neighborhood, I made a few observations. I pay attention to street na... Read more

  • 6/9/2020

    6/9/2020 10:56:39 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    Day 219 - 🌞. Small walk, light cleaning at mom's. 6,000+ steps. Mom's apartment looks better not great but better. I am still sore and stiff from yesterday. But I know it was worth it. Calories are good. 8 cups of water. Tomorrow is weigh in and rest day. Oh tomorrow is my birthday as well πŸŽ‰. Hop... Read more

  • 6/8/2020

    6/8/2020 10:23:59 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    Day 218 - 🌞. Walk, core and legs workout, and tore a couch apart with hubby. 7,000+ steps. Sore everywhere. Calories were low today. 8 cups of water. The new couch looks better than the old one. Could not believe how long it took us to dismantle the old one. But then again I did most of the work. P... Read more

  • 6/7/2020

    6/7/2020 8:56:11 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, core and arms workout, short walk, frisbee, sweeping and mopping. 9,000+ steps. Really enjoyed my walk/jog this morning. It was cooler. I added a couple of new spots to jog today as well as jogged uphill twice. When I came home I did my workout outside. It was really enjoyable except a... Read more

  • Arm Update

    6/6/2020 9:29:26 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I went to the orthopedic doctor for what I was hoping would be my last visit. He was watching how I moved it and he felt around. He said that it feels like it's trying to freeze up on me. Not what I wanted to hear! He asked if I felt if I was getting better and I really think I am. But...I have... Read more

  • 6/6/2020

    6/6/2020 9:28:22 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk/jog, walk, sweeping and mopping, and core and legs workout. 10,000+ steps. Calories are good. 12 cups of water. Had a great day! Even moved a couple pieces of furniture around as well. Looking forward to another great and active day tomorrow. Core and arms workout tomorrow. Finally got a... Read more

  • Second day on the courts

    6/5/2020 11:51:19 PM, by AHTRAP

    Funny thing, after playing pickleball Thursday evening, I came home and iced my knee, since that was what seemed sore after that first time out. I went to bed feeling ok, thinking, sure, I'd be able to play Friday evening as well. And when I woke up on Friday, there wasn't really anything to disabus... Read more

  • 6/5/2020

    6/5/2020 10:15:57 PM, by CSEGUIN2

    🌞. Walk X2, core and arms workout, 50 wall push-ups and Wii sports. 12,000+ steps. Calories are good. 12+ cups of water. I had an active day and it felt good. I know that I have been active everyday. But when you are doing your regular routine it feels more productive than when you're doing random... Read more