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Old 07-01-2010, 03:02 AM   #3271
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LOL.. there are soooooooooo many 'toys' there and lot of things to do with them

enjoy.
Yes, and I'm finding myself thinking when I'm there:

"Now if only Ileen were here, SHE could show me a thing or two...."

As I was leaving last night, I was taking off my gloves and packing up, placed my bag down on this.......uh, I don't know WTH it was, but it was a huge contraption of sorts. Gavin wasn't there to ask, and I was too intimidated to ask the guy at the desk.



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Hi Twyla-

I haven't had a chance to read your journal for awhile and wanted to tell you I'm so sorry about the loss of your mother.
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WOW, thanks Twyla...off to Amazon now to do a search on the dvd's.
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Callanetics

I'm so glad you posted about the Callanetics DVDs. I have this VHS tape of Callanetics that I loved, it was from the late 80's or early 90's. I'm going to get a new DVD for me, but also will encourage my husband to use it since he was in a car accident this past Feb and can't do major impact movements. This will be perfect! You're an inspiration
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:30 AM   #3275
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:35 AM   #3276
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Hi Twyla-

I haven't had a chance to read your journal for awhile and wanted to tell you I'm so sorry about the loss of your mother.
Val, ... so sweet of you. (Pretty avatar, you!)
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:39 AM   #3277
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I'm so glad you posted about the Callanetics DVDs. I have this VHS tape of Callanetics that I loved, it was from the late 80's or early 90's. I'm going to get a new DVD for me, but also will encourage my husband to use it since he was in a car accident this past Feb and can't do major impact movements. This will be perfect! You're an inspiration
Trista, that WILL be a nice fit for him. Callanetics' therapeutic integrity is only ONE valid reason to make it a part of one's exercise routine. And it still amazes me that after all this time that I've done Callanetics, I ALWAYS experience muscle soreness the day after a Callanetics workout. It just flat works deep and nails it, KWIM?

Speedy healing/recovery to your husband.
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:52 AM   #3278
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Updating for Thurs Jul 1:

Thursday was an all cardio day. Kept my carbs rather low to offset Wednesday's higher numbers.

Enjoyed some rest/leisure time in the afternoon, having taken the afternoon off, and got some errands done as well. My youngest son had a friend over to spend the night, and I cooked spaghetti for them for dinner, his favorite.

I've decided to start preparing chicken for my meals each week in this easy, tried-n-true way for yummy tenderness, flavor and ease:

I take one pkg boneless skinless chicken breasts (can be frozen) and place them in sauce pan with water, 3-4 cloves chopped garlic, salt, pepper, and a shake of rosemary. Boiling gently for 45 mines till AMAZINGLY tender. Let cool. Shred the chicken and keep in a sealed container in frig. Easy, very tender, yummy, clean, lowfat protein.

DEEEEE-LICIOUS.

I have the day off today. Slept in for added Zzzzzzs. Headed to the gym for LOWER BODY day........




.... can't wait. Taking youngest son and his buddy to the pool for the day after my workout.

TOTALS THURSDAY:

CALS..........1520
PROT...........180
CARBS...........42
FIBER.............7
FAT..............48

30 MINS CARDIO POWER WALK A.M.
15 MINS CARDIO ELLIPTICAL AFTERNOON
25 MINS (approx) CARDIO POWER WALK P.M.
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sounds yummmmmmmmmm

thanks for sharing

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I've decided to start preparing chicken for my meals each week in this easy, tried-n-true way for yummy tenderness, flavor and ease:

I take one pkg boneless skinless chicken breasts (can be frozen) and place them in sauce pan with water, 3-4 cloves chopped garlic, salt, pepper, and a shake of rosemary. Boiling gently for 45 mines till AMAZINGLY tender. Let cool. Shred the chicken and keep in a sealed container in frig. Easy, very tender, yummy, clean, lowfat protein.
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:36 PM   #3280
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WOW. What a beautiful day to spend at the pool. Not a cloud to be seen, bright blue skies, light breeze, tons of sun. PERFECT.

My son had lots of fun with his buddy, and I mostly sat by poolside and talked, read, made friends, soaked up the rays.

Very nice day.

Kick butt LB workout at the gym this morning. I enjoyed working out at that time of day.

Decided to yank my carbs up a bit today, more of a med/high day. I was due one. Discovered some yummy berry-flavored mini rice cakes at the grocery store, and I dipped them in fat-free Cool Whip and ate that for a dessert-treat -- higher carbs, fat free. With Cafe Verona coffee to top it off. Hit my sweet spot.

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CALS............1958
PROT..............177
CARBS............157
FIBER..............27
FAT................49

10 MINS CARDIO WARMUP
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18 MINS POST WORKOUT SS CARDIO


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Old 07-03-2010, 09:40 AM   #3281
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SATURDAY JUL 3

I HAVE TODAY AND TOMORROW ALL TO MYSELF!



I've gotten my workout in, and I plan to do some much-needed cleaning and chores, then rest and relax,
write thank-you notes....
let's see...
oh, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON....

The weather the past several days has been SPECTACULAR. Oh.my.gosh. Made to order. Thank you, God, for this beautiful day.

Fireworks planned for tomorrow night, cookout on Monday.

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Old 07-03-2010, 06:37 PM   #3282
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I have spent the day completely alone. By myself. Excepting the time I spent at the gym this morning.

I was hungry for time alone. I needed to be quiet. To be left alone. To think. To remember. I gave myself permission to feel the emptiness. To hurt. To remember.

It's been a good day, at times melancholy, at times relaxing and pleasant. Some of the day was spent sifting through old photos, cards, letters, notes.

I have been running from the pain and the emptiness instead of facing it head on and dealing with it. It's time to let it go and feel. Running from the pain will not solve anything. It only masks it temporarily.

I don't know why I need to be alone sometimes, but I do. It's almost an urgency.

But it's all part of the healing. "The nights grow long, but dreams live on."

Dreams live on. We live on. Life goes on.

I indulged today, giving into the pain of my emotions, the need for comfort, and icecream and a couple chocolate chips cookies -- warm ones, of course -- seemed to hit my "teddy bear" button. It's okay. It's not as if it's gonna do me any real harm.

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Old 07-04-2010, 06:36 AM   #3283
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Last week on one of my early morning power walks, I captured the memory of yet another sunrise. What a beautiful way to start the day. The serenity and beauty of these images feed my soul in unimagineable ways.

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Old 07-04-2010, 06:42 AM   #3284
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That does indeed feed the soul! Thank you for posting!
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:06 AM   #3286
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T...sounds like you had some much needed alone time to collect your thoughts, its good getting lost in our thoughts at times. I love being alone, sometimes alot more than being in company but then thats just me. That picture is lovely!! I hope you have a nice sunday.
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Happy 4th of July, Twyla!!
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Let's Celebrate, America!

Fitness!
Fireworks!
Freedom!


Hope everyone has a great holiday....God Bless America!


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Happy 4th!

Twyla - sorry but you are too beautiful....50 and so fit... you put me to shame! (but also - supply unbelievable amounts of inspiration!)
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Kim, thank you, girlfriend.

Updating yesterday, I kept it to VLC, given my indiscretions on Saturday. Late Saturday night, I ate....uh....:blush:two bowls of Special K Cereal w/almonds, and two spoonfuls of s/f chocolate fudge topping (off the spoon). Still babying my broken heart. A lot of good that will do: mend a broken heart while inflating thigh circumference.

All the sugar and such jacked me up, couldn't sleep Saturday night, and ended up watching an old movie (tear jerker, like I needed THAT!), and then woke up feeling, well, not so good. When I eat off plan, I pay for it the next morning in how I feel.

So I had coffee, then got in 32 mins of cardio, and spent the rest of the day cleaning and organizing like a mad woman. I needed to feel a sense of accomplishment. Got in an extra 10 mins of cardio later in the day when I finished cleaning.

The next 2-3 days will be low to VLC. Today is Callanetics, cardio and abs.

After a good cry last night, maybe I can better deal with the emptiness of my heart. Oddly, there's semblance in the whole purge thing: If we are nauseous and weak, it always feels better once we just go ahead and throw up, get it over with. I think letting myself have a good cry last night purged my pent-up pain. The human body's ability to self-regulate is remarkable indeed.

Skyping with Zach at 9:00 this morning...
Having my brother over for a cookout (maybe one of my sisters too) this afternoon.

SUNDAY TOTALS:

CALS..........1560
PROT...........174
CARBS...........25
FIBER.............7
FAT...............70

CARDIO: 42 MINS
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Still babying my broken heart. A lot of good that will do: mend a broken heart while inflating thigh circumference.

So true! You can do it T!
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:03 PM   #3293
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So true! You can do it T!
Yes, Dani, you are SOOO right. I CAN DO IT.

I need to visit with you (and others). Don't have time at the moment, just logged on briefly to download another Johannes Linstead song from his "Mediterranea" CD (I'm making "entertaining" tunes for tonight), and popped over to LCF. Wanted some tunes to listen to while I cook; I'm in the middle of preparing food for the cookout later.

Gonna try the new peach Ultras that I discovered at the store. Haven't had one of these yet.

I will catch up later.
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Thank you, Ileen. It's a process.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:40 AM   #3295
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Quick summary for Monday, July 5.

Kept my carbs low to non-existent all day, until dinner when we grilled out. I had made blackberry crisp for dessert, using fresh blackberries that my husband had gathered from his mother's farm. I had that with lowfat/low sugar vanilla icecream for dessert.

The peach Ultras were great. I'll be buying them again. Nice for summer.

OH.MERCY.THIS.HOT.WEATHER. This is the part of summer that makes me wanna crawl into a cool, dark cave till fall. Early morning is tolerable, scratch mid to late day, then about 9:00 p.m. it starts to cool off enough to be pleasant again.

Ignored the alarm this morning. My body was SCREAMING for more rest. And rest I did. May get in some cardio this evening late.

TOTALS MONDAY:

(Tracked food up until dinner)

38 mins cardio ellipticall, 10 of that HIIT intervals
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Updating Tuesday July 6.

Wow. Time flies. I can't believe it's already July 7th. It seems we had just begun "June" yesterday, and a month has already gone by. The passage of time is all relative, though, I suppose. Depending on our circumstances, what we're going through, what we're doing, it can seem that time is at a standstill, or, it can seem that time flies by fast as a merry-go-round, as we struggle to see, take in, and hold on to the things that are flying past us, elusive moments and memories seemingly gone in a flash.

Yesterday was a successful VLC day. I've learned to add EVCO early in the day on days that I'm doing VLC, because it helps me to find better satiety and energy not having the balance of macronutrients when rotating them. Gotta remember to do that for every VLC or LC day. Helps tremendously with energy too. Each time I have some in my coffee first thing in the morning, within minutes I'm sweating, feeilng the fires inside from its effect on me. Very cool.

Gonna do about 25 mins of PW'g outside and then head to the gym. I am going to see how much time it takes me to squeeze in a workout there in the mornings. On heavy docket days, I won't be able to go, but it all depends. One morning a week might be doable. Otherwise, evenings and/or weekends.

TOTALS TUESDAY:

CALS..........1533
PROT...........144
CARBS...........33
FIBER.............9
FAT.............96

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Thank you, Ileen. It's a process.
i know.. just pains me that your sad.

that pie sounded sooooooooooooooooooooo good!

Im at the beach this week and it's been so rainy. greatful that it hasnt been that hot but hello, mother of nature, PLEASE , leave some sunshine!
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i know.. just pains me that your sad.
Those words alone comfort me in ways I can't even describe.
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that pie sounded sooooooooooooooooooooo good!

Im at the beach this week and it's been so rainy. greatful that it hasnt been that hot but hello, mother of nature, PLEASE , leave some sunshine!
The pie WAS so good -- how I love blackberries!

Rainy???? I hope you get some sunshine while at the beach girl. Afterall!!!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you......
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