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Forum: Age 50+ 05-08-2016, 09:25 AM
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Posted By patchworkpenguin
Happy Mother's Day So we got back from our...

Happy Mother's Day

So we got back from our camping trip yesterday. We stayed at one state park, visiting another while we were there. We took several short hikes to see things of interest,...
Forum: Age 50+ 05-03-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
Sadny, I was really surprised that both houses...

Sadny, I was really surprised that both houses weren't smooched flat but they both held up really well. The second house just got the branches but the first house got the truck and was still...
Forum: Age 50+ 05-01-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
Yesterday morning, a really big tree fell down a...

Yesterday morning, a really big tree fell down a block away from our house taking out the power lines, it fell from a front yard across the street, hit that house, then the one behind it, {that's a...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-28-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
Hubby helped me plant the two KO rose bushes....

Hubby helped me plant the two KO rose bushes. Sadly, we just kind of stuck them in the ground, I was hoping to spend more time digging up the grass around the holes, but that will give me something...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-28-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
Well, my legs are really sore. Good thing my...

Well, my legs are really sore. Good thing my nickname is Penguin, because I'm waddling around. I did do my cardio, I put on a 30min show marching, tapped, and kicked in place during it. The cardio...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-26-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
Well, I exercised, but I think the kettlebell...

Well, I exercised, but I think the kettlebell won! The beauty of Kbells is that you get cardio and weights at the same time, so I was worn out quickly. I did a form of 'sparking' where I do a few...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-25-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
Jackie, I used to quilt, but have mostly given it...

Jackie, I used to quilt, but have mostly given it up due to vision problems. I still sew project bags {drawstring bags to protect knitting projects} and the occasional gift such as an reversible...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-24-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
April, ballistic stretching isn't as dangerous as...

April, ballistic stretching isn't as dangerous as it sounds, basically you stretch then release and stretch again. It also involves movement such as sweeping your arm in a big circle instead of just...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-21-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
Terapet, I like weightlifting. I try to look at...

Terapet, I like weightlifting. I try to look at it as a game, how many reps with what weight can I do today. I can get myself to do yoga and ballistic stretching as long as I don't hold the poses...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-16-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
I got on the scale Wednesday and realized I had...

I got on the scale Wednesday and realized I had gained 10lbs since the last time I had weighed, probably close to 8 months ago, so that was discouraging. I'm trying to cut down on my portion sizes...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-11-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
My migraine came back Sunday afternoon and I'm...

My migraine came back Sunday afternoon and I'm still being careful about what I do. I've been battling them for about 30 years, the started shortly after my first eye surgery, so I blamed that for...
Forum: Support Groups 04-09-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By patchworkpenguin
I started to get a migraine Friday night, it was...

I started to get a migraine Friday night, it was still going strong for most of the day but I'm feeling better now, but being very careful. I did a lot of knitting while watching TV or napping. hubby...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-09-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
I got a migraine yesterday that is still...

I got a migraine yesterday that is still lingering today, so I've either been napping or watching TV.

April, the study we just finished on Tuesday was written by one of the church's former...
Forum: Support Groups 04-08-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By patchworkpenguin
I'm with you. I tried on my one pair of 'good'...

I'm with you. I tried on my one pair of 'good' summer pants Tuesday and had to undo the couple inches I had taken them in. Never a good feeling.

I was active here at Chicks for a few years, lost...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-07-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
One of the reasons I knit so much is to keep...

One of the reasons I knit so much is to keep myself from snacking. I know I don't eat as much when Hubby is home, but since I'm home alone the majority of the time I've had to work long and hard to...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-06-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
Corinna, Thank you for the link and the empathy....

Corinna, Thank you for the link and the empathy. I did much better with my eating today. Funny story. I made this big declaration to my friends, my Hubby, and you guys that I was going to lose weight...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-05-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
April, Congratulations on your new grand-girl. ...

April, Congratulations on your new grand-girl.

Corinna, thank you for the welcome. I like to take a basic recipe and tweak it a bit if I feel it will be better that way, usually never making it...
Forum: Age 50+ 04-05-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,142
Posted By patchworkpenguin
I'm Penguin, 47, vision impaired, married to a...

I'm Penguin, 47, vision impaired, married to a wonderful man, we have one dog Cindy a GSD mix who is 3.

Several years ago, I was active on Chicks, losing weight and exercising regularly, but then...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 08-30-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,776
Posted By patchworkpenguin
I haven't being doing much on the weightloss...

I haven't being doing much on the weightloss front over the past week or so, but today I did get some yoga in, hopefully I can stay on the exercise wagon, maybe I need to pull the thing instead,...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 08-21-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,776
Posted By patchworkpenguin
I lost one of the pounds I had previously lost...

I lost one of the pounds I had previously lost than regained. :devil:

I did 40min of yoga flow today and 50min yesterday.
Forum: 100 lb. Club 08-20-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,776
Posted By patchworkpenguin
I started feeling sick last week, like I was...

I started feeling sick last week, like I was getting a sinus infection, I weighed as usual and gained back 3 of the 5 lbs I had lost. So I got discouraged, then Hubby went out of town for the week...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 08-15-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,776
Posted By patchworkpenguin
Kukkie, the Dr seemed pleased, poor Dad has to...

Kukkie, the Dr seemed pleased, poor Dad has to wear a brace, and the recovery is supposed to take 6 months of 'taking it easy'. I've haven't seen 'the list' of restrctions yet but I'm sure Dad will...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 08-15-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,776
Posted By patchworkpenguin
My weird knee is fine now. I've done some yoga...

My weird knee is fine now. I've done some yoga almost every day but today.

My dad had his back surgery and is starting the recovery process, but he feels unwell and just wants to go home, which...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 08-09-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,776
Posted By patchworkpenguin
I did 40-min of yoga today. Lets hope my weird...

I did 40-min of yoga today. Lets hope my weird knee takes it in stride. Ha Ha.
Forum: 100 lb. Club 08-08-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,776
Posted By patchworkpenguin
My weird knee is acting up since I did the yoga...

My weird knee is acting up since I did the yoga workouts earlier in the week, but it seems to be better today so I'm planning on another Eoin tomorrow. My legs were sore yesterday also.

But I...
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