Today was day 1 on my latest journey.......

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Jo-Ann
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   Posted 8/5/2005 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Today will be my first full day of oral chelation. (Stuff smells like day-old sea scallops setting around with no ice.) I did throw myself a super pity party today and ate everything under the roof, that was edible. I even went to the grocery to get some more junk. Now, that's over.

My daughter, Jodi, in just in denial about this thing. She was that way with the b/c. She thinks I do not get enough exercise running around all day taking care of a 15-month old, an 8-year old, and a 7-year old. DUH? So, she tells me that there is a yard sale at the end of my road. She puts the baby in her stroller and off we go. By the time I got the, my hips and lower spine were just screaming in pain. I sat down there while she was looking and then walked back home. I made it to my front lawn chair, at about 95 degrees.

She is insisting that I use my recumbent bike at least twice a day. We'll see. I've been ****ed at it since I hit my toe on it. Not a good thing for a diabetic to do. I didn't know that toes could turn that black.

But, I have a new dvd. It's pretty much "Senior Exercise for Dummies" but " a reference for the rest of us". The right gear was mentioned. The first was a one piece top and a pair of tights. HUMMMMM, as I remember it, Omar the Tent Maker has never made my size of these items. And, it's for a good reason. The mere thought of anyone, including myself looking in the mirror, makes me feel so sorry for anyone who had the misfortune to see me in this ensemble.

The tape then progressed, learning new moves, keeping up the pace, always keep your feet moving, and smile. In all seriousness, by the time the tape was half over, I was just exhausted. I couldn't find the remote so I had to get up off my chair to turn it off. Maybe some day, I'll be able to do some of it. For now, it wore me out so much just watching them that I need to hit the shower and have another bottle of water.

Maybe I'll watch Richard Simmons tomorrow and see if that wears me out. Exercise means excessive, exhausting, non-ebulient, and totally embarrassing.

I'd be very happy if someone just invented a true weight-loss pill. With my luck, it will be released the day after I've gone. I did notice a man that was interviewed on tv last night. He is walking across America (or some combination of states) to lose weight. He must have just started or he was really heavy before starting cause he's still very large. I'm thinking of doing the same thing in the fall. Strap on a backpack with a pup tent and head out, south.

Tomorrow's another day and another chance to exercise. I convinced Jodi that she should clean my kitchen and bathroom. She bought it. I'll be in my bedroom watching one of my old Godzilla movies. Cruella won't be able to join me, though. The first time she saw my beloved Godzilla, she laughed so hard she couldn't catch her breath. Mean and disrespectful. But all too funny.

Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".


debbiR
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   Posted 8/6/2005 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Jo-Ann: I am laughing so hard that my stomach is hurting. I can see how exhausted you must have been just sitting there in the chair, watching that exercise video. If your dd thinks that you need more exercise, make a time that you can "sit" in your recliner and watch an exercise video for 30 mins. As for using that bike that is sitting in your house, taking up room...forget it! My suggestion would be put out a For Sale sign or drag it down the road to the yard sale and get rid of it. In all seriousness, moderate exercise is okay but if walking a great deal causes that much pain, then don't do it! Who cares what your dd thinks? I have to agree that taking care of your 3 grandkids is all of the exercise that you need. (esp if they are as active as my 3 are).

Hope that you enjoyed your movie. Afraid that I would get kicked out also because I would be laughing right along w/ Cruella!

Hugs...Deb

 


 


MNlady13
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   Posted 8/6/2005 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Jo-Ann, so glad to see that your wicked sense of humor is still intact in spite of all your problems. Hang in there my friend. I am with Deb. Get rid of the exercise bike. Mine is gathering dust too. Hugs and love, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
 
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gma
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   Posted 8/7/2005 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jo-Ann I have been telling you for weeks not to try to be Wonder Woman, now listen to the others here and rest. You do not need more exercise, you need less stress and less work. And stay out of the heat. I went to the grocery store this morning and when I got home I was exhausted and wringing wet. These high temps and high humidity are not meant for us. There was a bit about chelation this morning on Meet the Press. They were talking with doctors about vaccines and the rise in autism. There was a study done using chelation but they said it was small and the results were inconclusive. It had something to do with clearing the system of the mercury used in vaccines years ago. I was confused because I thought the autism was on the rise now not years ago. Anyhow, I hope it helps you, although I must say from your description of the smell there is no way you would get me to even consider it. Yuk, Yuk and double yuk. And you thought your mother's carrot juice was awful? LOL Love MK


claramels2
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   Posted 8/7/2005 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah Jo-Ann, I love to hear your stories... You can make an adventure out of anything.
 
I can watch exercise tapes with you.  I always do them in my mind... then wonder why I haven't lost anything... oops maybe that's why I'm losing part of my mind... LOL.
 
I can also join your Exercise Machines Are Hazardous to Your Health Club.  I have a purple toe from walking into my "hip and thigh" machine... poor little toe.  I am more careful walking now though.  (I do have an exercise bike in the cellar and that's exactly where it's staying... hidden in a corner.)
 
If you ever decide to do the exercise tapes, come on over.  I have Richard Simmons, Tony Little, Yoga, Callanetics, Walk & Stretch Aerobics for Seniors, Line Dancing for Seniors, Fit & Physical Jazzercise, Body Flex, and most recent purchase... Pilates.  I have found, however, that none of these work unless you actually open the box and DO the exercises.  After reading your post and looking in the cabinet at all these exercise tapes, I did open the sherbet and had some of that.  Should count for something.
 
Now I think we should rest.  Sounds good to me.
 
Love and Hugs, Libby
 
 
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lemonz
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   Posted 8/8/2005 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Libby, I love your answer. There is no way it can be said better. Only one suggestion. I can save you money! If you get cable...... You know your opportunity to watch more people sell you stuff and shows you saw 20 years ago for free... well if you get it, I have a suggestion. You go out and buy a good ice cream with the money you would normally spend on a tape and sit down and flip channels until you get to one of the ones that are selling exercise equipment. Then you go get a big dish of this good ice cream and savor the flavor while the guy with the ponytail runs across your screen on that equipment yelling yeah baby. You sit back and thank your maker for having the sense to sit and eat some ice cream like a rational person and let someone else be a fool. Its one of my favorite hot day exercises. Not to mention how much I enjoy not being the idiot for a change. tee hee and love and hugs, joyce

 


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Candy
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   Posted 8/8/2005 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Jo-Ann,
 
I do so hope you are right when you talk about all the exercise we G'Ma's get when we take care of all our little ones.  I take care of my DGD's age 11 months and 5 years.  I love them so much it hurts, but then so does my head, arms, legs, feet and my brain with trying to keep up with them. I figure it is plenty.  But....do your best, everyone wants to help and if you just touch your toes (or as I do, my knees) once in awhile it will make them feel better!!!
 
Happy to read and experience you wonderous humor. Love you and great big hugs to you.
 
Blessings,
 
Candy
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


ardee
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   Posted 8/10/2005 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I've found a new way to exercise yourself to oblivion: Go on a cruise with two young men in their 20s. They've signed me up for lots of hiking, biking, ziplining, tubing, coptering, sailing, and eating. At least, I'll eat if I can drag myself back to the ship. LOL I plan to sleep through at least one meal each day. I'll let you know how it goes.

L&H,
Rita


Candy
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   Posted 8/11/2005 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Have a wonderful trip Rita. You deserve it. Think of me when the mist from the ocean hits you in the face. It was my favorite part of the cruise as I watched the sun rise.

Hugs,

Candy
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


barkyboys
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   Posted 8/11/2005 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Jo-Ann...I can sympathize.  I've been going to physical therapy 3x/week for a month now, though, and I have to say...it is making a difference in my pain levels.  Of course, I thinkthis is my 4th time in physical therapy for various back/hip/shoulder ailments, and this is the 1st time it has ever done me any good!  But these are not wussy pts who worry about hurting you.  If you ain't sweatin', it ain't doin' you any good.  And so far, in addition to alleviating my pain, it's also alleviated my weight gain.  Now mind you...I'm still in what I call the "remedial" pt program there.  I may be forced to drop out before I graduate at the rate I'm going, but I think the exercises I'm learning are going to be a part of my life forever, if I hope to keep up with my little pretty baby and my big moosey dogs and that sweet little chain saw that's been coming on to me every time I go in the Home Depot up the street
 
Love and hugs to you!
 
Keep moving, girl.
 
BEV

Jo-Ann
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   Posted 8/11/2005 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
The very best thing that you can do while out on the ocean is to breathe deeply. Being a So Fla native, in land-locked teenytinytown, I miss that wonderful smell.

I am green with envy (not sea sickness). Have a wonderful time and be sure to check out the jewelry stores at different ports. Now, you two make me want to go on another cruise. I think that would be pretty good for the no-stress factor.

Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".


babyseeester
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   Posted 8/11/2005 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Rita,
 
I am also jealous.  I love to cruise and it's been a few years since the last one.  Have a great time and don't over do it!
L & H,
Kathy


ardee
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   Posted 8/12/2005 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. Being asthmatic, breathing deeply is a real pleasure, especially if it doesn't bring on a coughing fit. I plan to do plenty of that on and off the ship. Wish I could take you all with me. What a great time we'd have!!!! At least the exercise would be fun, and you can't ask for a more beautiful place to stretch those muscles. And I'll be thinking especially of all my exercise-challenged friends on this board who keep me going through thick and thin. I'll let you all know when I leave. Have to go to work next week and earn a little money for all that hiking. LOL

L&H,
Rita

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