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4/8/09 8:30 A

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The fool who thinks he is a fool is for that very reason a wise man;
But the fool who thinks he is a wise man is rightly called a fool.

-Dhammapada 63

Yesterday I put in the No more problem Zones DVD and started my work out. 10 min into the 50 workout the dvd stopped and the player said it couldn't find the disk. I took the disk out cleaned it and FF to where I left off. 20 min later the guy that takes Beka to school came by to tell me his grandmother just died and he wouldn't be able to take Beka to school the rest of the week. I stopped the DVD and talked to him a few min. I walked in place while I talked, since the DR told me that people with my blood pressure problems must never skip the cool down, but I never did finish the routine. I'll try again tonight.

It is bright and sunny here in Texas, but the weater man says rain for Easter.

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The weather here in Belfast is stormy and wet but the weatherman promises sun for Easter! A rare sight in Ireland! My ankles are killing me but am going for a walk later anyway.

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Nancy, DH has lower back arthritis. He says that heat helps. He lays on a heating pad or wears a belt you put packs you heated in the microwave. As for exercise, he says it helps. Just do it in small bits and be sure you stretch good. Sit and Be Fit, Yoga, or working on an exercise ball works good. If you put in that you are looking for exercise DVD for people with arthritis into Amazon, they will come up with some good ones. Avoid exercises where you jump. Watch the surface you walk on. Hard surfaces like concrete or tile are the worse. Carpet and packed dirt are the best. Cardo is either light cardo or the bike. A good pair of walking shoes is a must. They act like shock absorbers. He likes to ride outside. DH doesn't need to loss weight. He works out to live better.

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Good Morning everyone...

I am back in PT as of yesterday for my lower back and hips. Which are so painful at times I do not want to walk. I have a general question about lower back arthritis, does anyone else have this here and what has helped relieve the pain? I am going to do my PT exercises and stretches. I refuse to think that I may end up not being able to walk or play with my kids. It gets me down at times, but I will not go down easily. I want to fight and lose this extra weight that I know will help with the pain. It didn't help this week when I weighed myself and it showed that my weight was up. I have been very good about staying withni my calorie range and have been adding in exercise, but when the scale doesn't reflect that, it gets frustrating. But I won't give up.

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4/7/09 8:42 A

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Good Morning. The weather man says he loves the weather in Houston. It changes so much. There was ice on the car this morning and we are going for a high in the mid 70's. Got to love it.

If you look at the BMI. Arnold Swasenager(sp) is obese. The New York Ballet was concerned because so many dancers were having bone problems. They did a bone density test and found that most of the dancers had very low bone density. They now test the fat and bone density of all dancers. They have a diet plan for them to keep their bone density up. they found a lot of dancers resisted the diet because they said it made them fat. It did add some lbs, but the ballet says they have a healthier troop now. They have machines we don't.

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Well Maryalice, I teach maths to a variety of students and had dance students look at BMI as a health indicator and they've concluded it can't be a good one. All the dance students surveyed were ideal or underweight but they all eat junk, drink, smoke etc etc! I think you know yourself how healthy you are and what you need to do, problem is, getting the strength and motivation to do it while life throws challenges at you.

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Hi ... new to this community and fairly new to Sparks; I just joined last week. I have had arthritis for over 30 years ... I started early. My knees started going out of place when I was nine and the cartilage began to tear & wear thin even then setting the stage so to speak. I've had surgery on both knees & have osteoarthritis in them and in my feet & ankles, back and other joints as well as Rheumatoid arthritis & fibromyalgia. The doctors told me many years ago that it wouldn't be long until I was in a wheelchair and then only a matter of time until I would be in bed. I cried for a couple of week ... then I got over it and said I had 2 kids to raise and the Drs. don't know everything and especially didn't know ME. So ... here I am at 61 ... still walking around and now have 4 grandchildren I love to have over!

Like I said, I will be 62 soon, I have been married for almost 44 years, have 2 children, 4 g-children & 2 dogs. I live in middle TN (in the country). And it is SNOWING here right now. I can't believe it! It was nearly 70 Sunday. It is almost 2 a.m. so I'm headed off to bed. Don't have my business taxes done so I have to get up early and get to work tomorrow (or today)! I read back through several posts & I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone ... so I'll be back!
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Good morning! Interesting results MaryAlice!

We are having a second day of warm weather (before the rain comes back). So definitely taking advantage of it to dry out and warm up! Off to the gardens!

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Good morning. Last night I walked Mutt I a tank top. This morning in a jacket. OK it was only 48, but there was a 30 mile per hour north wind. Mutt didn't mind at all.

Beka saw the blackberries along the cow pasture fence blooming. We love to pick the berries, but if we don't get rain they aren't going to be worth picking this year.

Beka has been having headaches. I thought it was tension. Well that might be part of it, but she doesn't like to stop playing to go to the bathroom, so decided to quite drinking water. I found this out when she got a headache during soccer practice. I asked her when the last time she had a drink of water was. She told me yesterday. Here she is running around on the soccer field and it has been almost 24 hours since she had a drink of water. Before Saturdays game, about every 15 min I made her get a drink. She was afraid she would have to go during the game, but she was fine and didn't need a bathroom break till about 1/2 hour after the game.

You saying that eating without exercise was useless reminds me. Last year I was watching a show called The truth about food. The tested the myth about losing weight on diet alone. They took 3 ladies. 2 obese. 1 of normal weight. All 3 had poor diets and never exercised. They weighed, measured and did a MRI on all 3 ladies. All 3 had internal fat and were at risk of "fat" diseases. They put the normal ladies and one of the obese ladies on exercise only and the other ladies on diet only for 12 weeks. At the end of 12 weeks the 2 obese ladies had lost about the same amount of weight. The normal lady hadn't lost any weight. The lady on diet only had lost the most inches. Then they did MIR'S. The lady on diet only hadn't lost any internal fat and was at the same risk of "fat" diseases as before. The 2 on exercise had lost most of there internal fat and no longer at risk.

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Thanks Mary Alice, it has something the physios have spoken to me about. I've been given some new pain medication to start today and I hope this helps because without activity the careful eating is useless. emoticon

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Hey all. I'm new-ish (been on SP for a week) and I have Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis and am recovering from a lung disease called Bronchiolitis Obliterans.

Anyway I'm really happy today that we finally have nice hot weather (after snow on the 1st!!) but it's definitely got a downside. The rapid changes have me swollen and stiff and sore.

Good to be here. I'm glad there's an arthritis-specific group here.

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I walk with a staff. A staff used right takes 60% of the weight off your feet. I have a good pair of walking shoes. I went to a a good shoe store and told them I needed a good supportive walking shoe for a bad ankle. Also I have to be careful what kind of surface I walk on. I can't walk very long at all on concrete. Out here in the country we don't have sidewalks and I walk on an asphalt road. Asphalt is a lot easier on the ankle. The view isn't very good, but some people find it easier on the ankle to walk on the high school track then the sidewalk. I take Mutt for 2 3 mile walks a day.

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4/5/09 1:11 P

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How do you cope with walking MaryAlice and how often and long do you walk? I have pain in both ankles but after walking every bone in my foot aches - what do you do?

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Good Morning. My ankle is doing better today. The Dr. says That as long as don't fall on it again, I can't make it worse. It is just a matter of how much pain I can stand.

Yesterday I was eating seaweed,one of my favorites,10 calories. Beka told me to look at the Mutt. He was standing there like I had one of his dog bisects. I gave him a piece and he loved it. Last night I was eating seaweed and he begged almost 1/2 of it off me. I never heard of a dog that loved seaweed before. I kind of wonder if something is missing in his diet. Ok he is after my seaweed again.

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4/3/09 8:54 A

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Good morning. It was perfect weather for a walk this morning. Now if I could just teach Mutt that skunks are not kitty cats and don't need played with. I'm afraid he will get me sprayed one morning.

Beka is going out to her dad's in June. I called him yesterday to make sure he had thought about summer care and after school care for her and to remind him she had asked for a soccer team. Beka will be 8 when she goes out to her dad's. DS said yes he had planned all that. He said that he had found a lady that would take her, but he was looking in to something like the Y so she would have more activities. He said that since he was in a border town, he didn't like the public schools that weren't set up for children that were a grade ahead in reading and did creative writing. He said there was a charter school right next to his apartment he liked. It had the after school care and a soccer team for 8 year olds. He said classes were taught in English every other week and German the other weeks, except Spanish was always taught in Spanish. I know my sisters Karin and Graclie speak German. I think Deb does too, but I'm not sure, I don't. My parents and I are the only ones that don't speak Spanish. Charles speaks Castilian Spanish. I think the classes will be Castilian Spanish, but being a border town it might be Mexican Spanish. Charles says he hopes they have classes for parents.

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Uric acid as in gout? Do you have gouty arthritis?

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Hi Guys,
Today has been a real challenge for me. Just barely able to walk,I am keeping myself in a positive mood. It is really nice to read the different blogs and such. I read an article that says that too much uric acid in your system can cause more pain with arthritis. I just had a test done that showed my level was very high. The doctor says it's the liver that causes it to go high. So he took me off any tylenol based medication. He's hoping to help my liver not to produce as much. I have been bed bound for 3 days and am glad to get up for a few moments to come on here!
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I'm drinking tons of water and using the stress ball to try and loosen my fingers.

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MARYALICE - Aarrgghh! What an awful weigh in story! Sounds more like a left over April Fools day joke. On days like this, with puffy fingers, do you increase your water intake to help flush it?

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Good morning. IT"S RAINING. emoticon . I got my walk in before the rain started and it will stop before I leave work this evening, so my evening walks safe.

DH was weighing himself whenever he thought about it. I decided to show him you needed to weigh yourself at the same time everyday and when you first get up. After my shower, just before I took my night meds, I weighed myself. I weighed 170, about what I expected. This morning I got up and weighed myself before I got dressed for my walk. I weighed 173. I gained 3 lbs in my sleep. When I went for my walk I realized it was muggy, very muggy. I checked my ring. It was loss yesterday and today I can't turn it. Not only that but my fingers are so stiff. All I can think of is my body turned into a sponge and absorbed the moisture in the air.



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I can't believe you have snow. For once here in Ireland it is a beautiful Spring day and I think that adds to your mood. I only joined SP five days ago and I feel I have a grip on myself. It's great to read about you all and get motivation.

Spend everyday like it's your last. emoticon

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Good morning. I can not believe we are getting snow today. Mother natures sick sick joke I tell you! Thankfully it should not last past noon but does make for a wet, cold walk.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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Good morning. Everyone ready for a new month? The first of every month starts with rest for me. I'm a bookkeeper with 50 type A people that work on commission. The last week of the month is nuts. I'm lucky that my way of relaxing is a nice quite walk in the dark. I use to walk alone, but gave into DH and now I have a mutt that walks with me.

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Yeah I have heard of folks doing the cayenne pepper bit. Ironically once you begin to eat if you don't keep it in moderation, you gain it all back. All you are losing is water weight anyways.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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Cath. Yes it is a cleansing diet. What they are saying is that people that are over weight have a lot of food backed up in their intestines and it needs to be flushed out. Most diets that seem reasonable, and Sparkpeople is one of them, say that yes a lot of people have food backed up but a proper diet with plenty for fiber will clean the system out just fine. Most Dr's will tell you that doing something like that to your system messes your system up. You don't get the nutrition or calories you need, and you are flushing out more then the bad stuff, a lot of electrolytes are going too. Besides the only time your system really needs flushed is just before a medical procedure and then you will have medical supervision.

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MARYALICE - Is that supposed to be some kind of flushing diet? Don't understand the concept of 'jumpstarting' in such strange ways. I would think if you want to jumpstart a diet you intend to start in a few days, just drinking 3-4 extra glasses of water would work. Right?

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Good Morning

I just heard on the radio that one of the DJ's has gone on a crazy diet. My term for it. She is on her 3rd day, and they say she can expect to be cranky today. 2X a day, you drink a cleansing tea. You can have as much lemonade made from lemon juice, maple syrup and cyanan pepper you want, but no food. This is support to jump start your diet.


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Mary Alice, thank you for the article.
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I didn't manage exercise today but didn't overeat though tempted because I already feel connected to Spark People and didn't want to let anyone down. I think this is going to work for me and have enjoyed reading your posts. emoticon

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You huff and puff through cardio sessions, but that extra layer of flab just won't budge. Surprise: Your workout might be to blame. We talked to trainers and exercise physiologists across the country and discovered six surprising ways that well-intentioned fitness routines can put the brakes on weight-loss goals.

"Many women assume that 30 minutes of exercise will change their bodies, but it's not automatic," says Geralyn Coopersmith, the senior national manager of Equinox Fitness Training Research in New York City. "If you're focused and smart about how you use that half hour, you will be amazed by your results." Here is what to do—and not to do—to rev your metabolism and slim down for good.

Don't: Sacrifice good form for speed

Do: Slow down and stand tall

The results: Burn 50 extra calories per session

High-intensity exercise may burn loads of calories, but not if you're hanging on to the handrails for dear life. It is important to focus on your form, even if that means lowering the intensity. "You recruit fewer muscles and burn fewer calories when you're slouched over," says Coopersmith. Same goes for strength-training, says James Levine, Ph.D., a scientist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., whose research has found that standing while lifting weights boosts calorie burn by about 50 calories per half hour. Best of all, one study shows that good posture allows you to take in more oxygen so your workout feels easier, even while you're blasting more calories.

Don't: Exercise while parched

Do: Sip 15 ounces of water two hours before working out

The results: More energy to lift weights and firm up faster

Experts are constantly back and forth on the merits of the eight-glasses-a-day guideline. However, when it comes to working out, the importance of drinking up is clear. "Nearly every cell in the body is composed of water—without it, they don't function efficiently during exercise," says Dan Judelson, Ph.D., an assistant professor of kinesiology at California State University in Fullerton. Translation: You'll fatigue faster and your workout will feel tougher than it should. In recent studies, he discovered that exercisers who were dehydrated completed three to five fewer reps per set while strength-training. Part of the problem is that dehydration decreases the body's levels of anabolic hormone that are necessary for strong muscles. On workout days, drink an ounce of water for every 10 pounds of body weight (i.e., 15 ounces if you weigh 150) one to two hours prior to exercise. Then keep sipping during and after your session to replenish what you lose through sweat.

Don't: Read a novel on the treadmill

Do: Listen to music

The results: Burn 15 percent more calories

"If flipping through a magazine keeps you motivated, by all means do it," says Coopersmith. "But reading while exercising is so distracting that you're probably working at an intensity too low to burn a significant number of calories." Magazines and books are just the tip of the iceberg—one in 10 of us reads texts or e-mail on a cell phone during workouts, reports a new survey by Standard Life, a health insurance company. Instead, turn on some tunes to increase the duration and intensity of your cardio session. Researchers at Brunel University in London discovered that runners who listened to motivational rock or pop music (think Queen or Madonna) exercised up to 15 percent longer—and felt better doing it. You don't have to nix TV shows, cell phones, books, and magazines during every workout—just leave them behind a couple of times a week so you can focus on intensity.

Don't: Run if you hate it

Do: Pick a cardio routine that's fun

The results: Lose 4 pounds a year

No matter how many calories an activity promises to burn, if you don't enjoy it, you'll be less likely to do it and won't reap the benefits. Think of it this way: If you burn 300 calories every time you exercise, but you dread it so much that you skip one session a week, it adds up to 1,200 calories a month—or more than 4 pounds a year. Instead, find a workout you want to do, rather than one you feel like you have to do. When University of Nebraska-Omaha researchers polled women who'd been exercising regularly for longer than a year, they found that one of the top predictors of adherence was choosing enjoyable activities. Study author Jennifer Huberty, Ph.D., also suggests experimenting with ways to make exercise more appealing. For example, if walking is your workout of choice, try recruiting a friend to join you.

Don't: Put all your time into cardio

Do: Swap aerobic exercise for weights three times a week

The results: Lose up to 12.5 pounds in a year

Over 80 percent of women forgo strength-training, says the latest survey by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. If you're one of them, it may be the number-one reason your scale is stuck. You've probably heard that strength-training can boost metabolism, but here's something you may not know: People who pair aerobic and resistance training eat less—517 fewer calories a day—than those who do only cardio, reports a new study in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. The combo workouts may increase satiety hormones more and boost the body's ability to break down food and stabilize blood sugar, so you feel full longer, says study author Brandon S. Shaw, Ph.D.

Don't: Trust gym-machine calorie-burn estimates

Do: Track your burn with a heart rate monitor

The results: Lose 3 pounds this year

Oh, how sweet it would be if 20 minutes on a cardio machine really did blast 400 calories. But like most things in life that sound too good to be true, those digital displays broadcasting mega calorie burn are often bogus. Recent research presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Conference found that elliptical trainers over-estimate calorie burn by an average of 30 percent. If you're trying to create a calorie deficit to lose weight, those thought-you-burned-'em calories can add up over time and thwart your success. To ensure you're burning the number of calories you want, consider investing in a heart rate monitor. We love the FT40 by Polar because it's a cinch to set up and use ($180; polarusa.com). Input some basic info (weight, height, age, activity level, and so on) and the gadget will accurately track your heart rate to compute the number of calories you torched. Or, for a free check of your cardio machine's readout, cross-reference your calorie burn by logging your session at prevention.com/fitnesstracker.

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Good morning. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Except the weather wasn't sure what season it was, it was a good weekend. Strength exercise was carrying a 6 month for a hour, and she didn't want me to sit down.

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A true treasure to be held and behold!

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Ali is now 3 weeks old. My first granddaughter did not live past 2 weeks old - hence the excitement and "stress" around Ali. emoticon

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KIERAE How old?

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Awww...*hugs* I had one of those "days". My daughter, son in law, 2 boston terriers and granddaughter came out yesterday for dinner. They stayed until 2:30pm today. I took care of Ali while the parents visited with friends out here last night and then slept all day today. But no complaints - got to love on the grandbaby and they are so sweet and snuggly at this age. (although I do miss the "soccer days") emoticon

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Sorry I haven't been on line. I wore up this morning physically and mentally exhausted. So I slept in till 4:30, walked the dog, sat down long enough to eat breakfast, went grocery store, took Beka to soccer, and eat lunch while Beka visited her mom. Now I'm home fixing dinner, doing laundry and cleaning the house. So much for grandma resting.


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I'm what dad calls a forced vegetarian, and have been for 27 years. It still gets me what some people think meat is, or isn't.

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Good morning! Yeah I had to chuckle at the same article. I have done the vegetarian route for several years and my dad and wife just didn't know how to handle it. They were baffled at us not wanting to eat the green beans that had been cooked with tons of bacon in it...lol.

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This is go fly a kite day.

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I just read the article on Spark People "How to feed a Vegetarian". Most of the time I read these kind of things for a good laugh. This one is right. Some things that are mentioned, but might be over looked, think about diet restrictions and apply the same ideas. And yes we do tend to bring something when we eat over at someone elses house. This makes sure we have something we can eat and, I hope opens some eyes that we like good food not just a bowl of beans, a bowl of mash patatos and a bowl of peas.

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Stuff your eyes with wonder...live as if you'd dropdead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantasticthan any dream made or paid for in factories. --Ray Bradbury

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Good Morning Everyone!

How is it going for everyone? As we get into Spring, how are the pain levels doing?

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The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.--Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American writer & philosopher

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Man is the only critter who feels the need to label
things as flowers or weeds.

Alice Thinks----sometimes----maybe-----perhaps

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Don't think I could drink pickle juice to save myself!

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PICKLE JUICE...lips puckering here...yuk I think that would put my ulcer in a real tizzie!!! hahahahaha

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oh wqow. some I can agree with others who knows? lol. anyway have a great day, enjoy life.

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I just read some weight loss tips I thought I'd pass on. Some I'm not to sure about, but they said them so I'll pass them on.

1 Don't work out with your BFF. Go to the gym together, but then go your own ways. If you work out together you go at someone elses speed not yours, and besides there is too much temptation to do more bonding then exercise.

2 Drink 4 oz of pickle juice 45 min before working out and 6 oz of pineapple juice after working out. The acid in the juices will get rid of the acid your muscles produce while working out and you won't be as sore.

3 The elliptical is good for warming up, but to use it to burn calories you need to keep changing the speed and incline.

4 Wear red. Red gets your blood flowing and gives you increased energy to work out.

5 Do the get up. move from a lying down to standing position while holding weights over your head. Works all muscles and increases balance and flexibility.

6 Say SHHHHH. the longer and louder the better. Works your core muscles.

7 Work your chest muscles. Gets rid of the back hump, helps you stand up straighter, which works your back muscles and makes you feel better.

8 Run barefoot. Works your foot muscles. Just start slow and make sure you are running on a safe surface.

9 Kick and shout. Yell an empowering affirmation while kicking and punching. The kicking and punching are cardo. The yelling works your core, and the affirmation keeps you motivated

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Good morning. The weather man says there is a line across Houston. North of that line it is 62, south of that line it is 74. I'm wearing a shirt with cap sleeves, but I brought a jacket.

When I walk in the morning I wear an old tee shirt and a pair of workout pants. This morning I was wearing a shirt DD got my 5 or 6 years ago. I was still wearing it when I brushed my teeth. Boy is that shirt too big. DD buys a lot of my cloths. The size in the the shirt I'm wearing now is only 1 size down from the tee shirt. DD says that is because the tee shirt came from a store for large woman and the top I'm wearing now came from a store where the sizes run small.




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Good Morning

I got my walk this morning, but the weather man says there is an 80% chance of rain tonight. I like to watch the Biggest Loser, so I miss my night time walk quite often on Tuesdays. Beka likes to pretend she is Julian and we work out during the show. This just leaves Mutt, who gets sent to the back yard.

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