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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My personal accomplishments for 1-27-09

It has been much too long since I had been to Ballys.
This morning my son said he was going to go lift weights and asked if I wanted to go exercise,
"Exercise" "I don't think so!"
It's 29 degrees and I would rather not go out and besides I don't want to find out how much I have gained. I have been carefully watching what I eat , because of my diabetes, but my portions have been out of control.
I started to think I have a paid membership that I am not using, when was the last time I had gone. Thinking back, it was just before Thanksgiving.
Why did I stop?
I realized that the treadmill had triggered my asthma and I needed to take my albuterol In fact that day I ended up taking 2 more. But I think I'll be okay this time I am on a longer lasting medication that is not a steroid.
I started taking SEREVENT DISKUS 50 mcg on January 1, 2009 and I cannot believe how fantastic I feel.
I have not had to use my albuterol inhaler once in 27 days.
So I said, "Okay, I'm going, but I want to take my scheduled puff before we leave.

There are two Ballys in our area, North Providence and East Providence. We go to the Bally at
50 Narragansett Park Dr., East Providence, RI 02916 (401) 434-1500.

They have a newly renovated building with a pool that has steps to walk into and the distance is shorter 15 minutes.
I felt I made the start, I signed in and went to the women's change area. First,thing I needed to do was find out my weight.
Here goes, I gained.
OMG My weight is now 172.
My short term goal is now at least 15 pounds before my next physical in April
I spent 20 minutes on one Lifecycle treadmill and then found out from Ron, who services the machines that there were newer ones that gave you your heart rate. I did another 20 minutes and found that my heart rate went from 96 to 120. According to the chart for age 60 it should not exceed128 . I was burning 68 calories with a speed of 2.5 Next time I will increase the speed to maybe 3.5
I actually worked up a sweat but my breathing was perfect. No need for the Albuterol which I had in my pocket, just in case.
I spent 30 minutes in the pool and 10 minutes in the Whirlpool the most enjoyable time. I love the whirlpool.
Total time 2 hours. Not bad for getting back in the swing.
Now when do I go back?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Update my workout plans haven't exactly been what you would call "great." I missed one day last week and havent been this week, yet. Hopefully Mel and Vic will go tomorrow so we can get some butt burning done!

For Christmas I asked for some cute workout gloves. It would help me grip the machines better, and if you've ever worked out, the machines will make your hands feel very grimy afterwards. So I also asked for a cute gym bag. Right now I'm bringing my stuff to work in a plastic grocery bag. I know its sad. So anywho..update later.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Yesterday was workout day. It was also weigh-in day. And........I LOST 3 POUNDS!! Yeah for me. I worked out pretty hard and felt really good afterwards. I'm also doing really good with my eating and watching my sodas. I've cut a lot of my sweets back, not completely out though, because I would have sweets regardless. I'm going back next week to work out some more, so wish me luck!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm still here!!!!!

I was on vacation.....and boy I didn't like what my scale "tried" to tell me last night!!!! UGLY! I think I am up about 8 pounds from my lowest a few months ago. I can't wait to get back in the gym!!!! KElly....we will have a blast! How about Thursday Evening?


Apparently, I am up nearly 10 pounds! I reset my ticker......ooohhhhh...I need to get back on the band wagon!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Not so wonderful, but I'll post anyway

Okay, Kelly, I'll post!!! Geez.

The thing is, I don't have much to say. I am not doing so great with either eating or exercising. There are just too many good foods out there! And besides, I'm kind of lazy.

One thing--Jordan, Suzi and I did go for a walk two days in a row this week. It was actually fun. We put Suzi in the stroller and took turns pushing her while we walked around the neighborhood for 20 minutes or so. We tried to walk briskly (Jordan does anyway), and it gave us a chance to just talk. There was no TV to distract us and we got some fresh air. I think we are going to try and make this a habit, at least 4-5 times a week, and work up to walking for longer and longer and eventually start running. Ha! It's been years since I've run anywhere. Well--except across the parking lot when I'm late for work.

Jordan has been talking about wanting to get in shape, so maybe if he gets motivated it'll rub off on me.

How is everyone else doing? Come on... tell us.

Since I'm the only one!

Since I'm the only one blogging on here, I'm thinking about calling it quits. I was so excited joining this blog but I feel as though it has been put on the back burner by everyone, including myself. I want it to be like the old times, everyone was blogging about their progress, etc. I'm being whiny, and that's OK. But for an update here goes...

I started the gym this past Tuesday. It wasn't so bad, the instructor just let me get a feel for the gym and some of the machines he wanted me to start working out on, at first. So I'm doing an elliptical machine, another machine (i can't remember the name) and then the treadmill, and a machine that sits on top of a table and you use your arms and hands to pedal. It's actually really cool. I guess I will keep you update, as long as "others" start blogging too!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The time has come...

Next week I go to meet the trainer at the gym. I'm scared more than you'll ever know. I have this picture in my head of a drill sergeant. But from what Melanie and Vicky are saying it will be ok. I hope so because now I'm in it and there's no backing down. I need to do this and I will. So wish me the way.."Where the hell is everybody?"