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Old 08-08-2008, 06:40 PM   #31  
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LOL - I should look at my posts after I type them. Yes, Jay - I indeed was trying to type B.C.B.S. - gotta love filters!

Jay - how often can you petition them to drop the rider? I'm thankful they didn't require a physical for DS2, because he is indeed quite heavy.

Linda - I'm afraid we are sending more cool weather your way. It is sunny here though.

Flowingair - Jay gave good advice. Start small and work up to heavier weights.

I combine videos and my own. I like videos because I don't have to think or count. Lots of folk like to use weights while they are watching TV. We have a multi-station weight machine, but I go through streaks of using it. I actually prefer the resistance bands and handweights right now. Correct form on most exercises is important, as is breathing. If you remember from the gym - great - if not - there is a wealth of info online.

One video I go back to is Leslie Sansone-Shortcuts. Leslie takes you through the basics in her usual chatty way.

I have a Kelli Roberts video that came with the Spri resistance bands. She does a good job taking you through the basics as well.

I also like 10 Minute Solution: Rapid Results Pilates which uses handweights for the upper body segments.

And my last fave is 10 Minute Solution: Fitness Ball Workouts which also uses weights in the upper body segment.

Gotta fly - they are having "Lakefront Days" in the park tonight with some good bands playing. DH gets off work soon and I am meeting him in the park. It is a bit chilly, but at least the sun is shining

Have a GREAT weekend all!
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Jay and Laurie, Thanks for all the suggestions on using weights. I think I'll start with what I remember, and then check out your video suggestions.

The irrigation system is almost done. Now I have transplanting to do. I can just watch the Olympics instead of running and jumping through the yard. Have a great weekend. Lori
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Good Morning . . .

Another overcast and humid day -- but comfy temperature levels again. Hope I might actually get outside for a walk today. Other than that, I honestly want to get some 'old-lady' crafting stuff done. Working on Christmas presents and feeling sooooooo organized about things -- bet I'll still be running around hunting for gifts in December though.

Have a great Saturday, gang . . .
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Hey everyone! Today I'm cleaning floors and watching the Olympics and a bit of pre-season football. Did anyone watch the Olympic opening ceremonies last night? It was FANTASTIC!

CD, I don't know how often one can petition about "build." I was told that I should wait until I have kept the weight off for a year before I write. And of course, I have to have doctor documentation. I'll need to go to a doc in September for a checkup and weigh-in. I'm kind of leery about doing it--I'm afraid they'll try to add some other sort of restriction.

flowingair, isn't that one of the Olympic sports? Trench leaping? heh.

meowee, I forbid you to say Christmas. It is only August for goodness sakes!

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HI, We're finally getting some much needed rain. Lots of thunder and lightening to go along with it. should pump some good nitrogen into the soil to help things grow.

WEIGHTS: I've been lifting for awhile and it has made such a difference. Not only are my arms toned but I think it works as well or better than arobics to keep the weight off. I started small, 3 pound weights I believe, and got a weight lifting tape at the library. I've since moved on the much higher weights. I can do my lifting while I'm watching TV. It doesn't take long, and it's not boring.

we got some bad news today. My husbands brother died last night. It wasn't unexpected, he had been in hospice for awhile. But it's always a shock, no matter how well you think you are prepared.

Everyone make it a good day, Freda
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Freda, my condolences about your husband's brother.

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Freda - my prayers are ascending for you and your family. Even when it is expected, it is still hard.

Jay, I'm with you on the "C" word. I am usually on top of shopping for it by now, but I haven't even started. Maybe I can pick up a few things when we are in SF in October visiting the kids. I love the ethnic neighborhoods for unusual gifts - especially for friends.

Trying to get some cleaning done this weekend - since we were gone last weekend, things are looking a bit ragged. I didn't get as much done during the week as I would have liked. Trying to decide which clothes to get ready to take for a business trip on Wed. I am presenting at a conference, and the attire is "business casual". That is such a "crock" term for these things - especially for women. I'm thinking summer suits - especially for my presentation, but then there are dinner events and the like - as well as free time at the resort - which means a HUGE suitcase full of "just in case" clothes.

And then again, I'm probably overthinking the whole think

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Big for you, FREDA; and, of course, one for your DH as well as everyone in the family.
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Good Morning . . .

Rain last night and it's overcast and humid again. Nothing too exciting in my plans . . . how about the rest of you?
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Freda- My prayers go out to you and your family. It is so hard to lose someone.

Jay- thanks for all the weight lifting advise. I did see the Opening ceremonies for the Olympics, and I have to agree they were amazing. Technology sure has taken the Chinese far. Now if they can fix their polution issues. I love the Olympics it's so inspiring. These athletes work their whole life for this and only a few medal. It's the journey that's important.

Laurie- I'm sure you'll look great at the conference.

Have a great day everyone. Lori
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Hi all - hope you are having a great Sunday! Quiet day here - getting caught up around the house after church activities. Still helping DS2 get moved in. It is really hard to absorb an apartment back into the house. We are making some choices about what we can get rid of and replace second-hand if needed in the future.In the "old days" I would stack everything in the extra room upstairs, but since that room is now my workout room - I have declared it off-limits. It feels weird to be selfish about things like this, but I'm sticking to my decision.
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Hey!

CD, it is not selfish to want your own space.

Been a long day, but OK. I got some things done. I'm trying some different things with my food plan--we'll see how that goes.

And we drove over to Clearwater Beach, where we've never been, to see what that's like. It was fairly crowded, which was a little suprising to me. No way would I go out on a beach in this weather--they must be tourists. They do have some things that look amusing--lots of shops, cafes, and a pirate ship you can take rides on. Arrrr!

See ya!

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Good Morning Ladies, Thank you all for the kind words. My husband is taking the death very hard. Not saying much, you know how men can be. There were 8 in the family and 4 are left now.

Would you believe I am sitting here cold? We got rain Saturday and it brought cool weather along with it. We went from 90 to 60 in one day. OH well, can't complain. We desperateally needed the rain.

Laurie, Have fun at the conference. And isn't it nice to be able have a choice of which clothes you want to take, instead of trying to figure out what you can wear? And the freedom on being able to stand up there on taht stage and not be distracted by thinking about how you look? Don't you dare feel guilty about not giving up your room. You are accomodating an adult child already. They are the ones that have to make the choices about what they can and canot keep and how to store their things.

Jay, I love wondering around in those little tourist shops. Way over priced usually, but you can find some really interesting things.
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Good Morning . . .

Yesterday turned out better than predicted and I actually enjoyed being out and about for a while. Today -- who knows.

See you later . . .
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A quick fly-by. I had to present at a school board meeting tonight, so it was basically a very long day.

Doing GREAT here - except that I still haven't packed and DH made reservations for a hotel tomorrow night in a town near the conference. It should be a nice evening away from home and DS2 and some hiking and all. But ,,,

School board meeting presentation went well, and my weight was 128.6 today - a new low


Enough rambling - time for bed. Have a GREAT Tuesday all!
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