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exercising...what are doing to take care of us?
January 11, 2002
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atw,
Thanks for validating my clinical diagnosis of "nuts" 🙂
I did the Tae Bo tape 4x this week, the advanced one. I am totally bored and sick of it and need some cross-training. I think I'm signing up for a new health club cuz mine is lacking despite all of my recommendations on their little questionnaires. This other new one seems cool, but of course costs more $. My old neighbor (still lives kinda close by) called and is a member. We may start working out together at 4:30AM. This place is open 24hrs.

January 12, 2002
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ok everyone sounds pretty good hear. I don't care for the gym either and I am afraid of water for some reason. I did 8.9 miles on my bike today in the sand. I was some what of a climb at first then down hill on the way back. I had my three dobermans and one bird dog with me. I like the bitches (lol). Then we wentd to the river to let the dogs swim and walk off the soreness. Hope everyone keeps having fun, if you not having fun then you need to try something different.

January 12, 2002
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Well I went again today. Same place in the sand. 8.1 miles one hour and sixteen mins on the seat. It makes for a nice ass rub afterwards. Take care the new year is still young.

January 12, 2002
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Today I had the house to myself so I put on LOUD music and danced all over the house in my underwear. It was very liberating, AND aerobic! (har har har har) Make sure your blinds are shut, though.

Then I put on some pants (hah) and gloves and punched the punching bag in the garage until my arms were heavy. My neck still kills me though, since I got that stupid headstand related injury, ARGH.

January 12, 2002
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Cici,
You go girl! If the punching bag works, use it. I definitely could use it and it's a good w/o. They say punching something is better than punching the air (which is in kickboxing and tae bo). However, I am tough, but a big weenie about hurting other people. I attended a class several months ago where we had to kickbox a person who was wearing a protective coat. I would kick and punch him (hard), but then would continually apologize afterward. As athletic as I am, I'm still the weenie ballerina that I was b4-damn it!
OK, well I don't really believe that ballerinas are weenies and are definitely athletes. I only took a few years of it and have family members who were into it and my uncle was a professional gymnast.

Damaged,
I am seriously considering getting a new bike! Please give me some advise. I have a crappy old mt. bike and it screwed me up in the last duathlon I did (over 2yrs ago). Granted I don't take any responsiblity for my own behavior-just kidding! Seriously, people passed me and I didn' pass anyone. I placed 5th in the 1st run (5k). Granted I am more of a runner than a biker or swimmer. It's interesting that you are afraid of H20. When I did my 1st Triathlon, my mother was terrified b/c neither of my parents know how to swim. I went to camp in the summers and everything, but was never an incredible swimmer, but can still swim 1/2 mile and still did it in a time better than 1/2 the people in the race (that one was all women's). I did ok with my crappy mt. bike then, but I think I beat it up too much and really don't know enough about bikes.
Take Care!
~SuzyQ

January 12, 2002
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Artist: Hope you can give me some solutions here. My normal size is 5"2' and 115 pounds - a size 8. However, 2 years ago my Dr. prescribed an antidepressent which gave me intense cravings for sugar. Consequently I gained weight. I was able to discontinue the antidepressents, but.............shortly thereafter I quit smoking. I have not smoked is 2 years, and I am very proud of that, but................throughout it all; the antidepressents and kicking the smoking habit, I have gained close to 40 pounds. I still get intense sugar cravings, because, every time I felt a craving for a cigarette I would pop something sweet in my mouth. POOF!!!! The cigarette craving is gone!

I no longer feel addicted to cigarettes. I don't feel tempted by them at all, however I AM addicted to sugar. Any ideas???????

January 12, 2002
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water.

January 12, 2002
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Katie2,
Good for you for quitting smoking!! It's a great accomplishment and you may have been given back years of your life! Especially compared with that little weight gain. Shioot! You must've been tiny, join a health club, work out 5 days per week for an hour each day doing mostly cardio and then some weight training, and you will be back down to where you were. I don't know how old you are, but I know it's harder when we get older. Believe me, I'm 5'3" and wear a size 3/4 at age 34, but still feel (emotionally) that I'm fat, but know (cognitively) that I'm not.
I'm not certain what to do about the sugar cravings, but try to curb them. I know this is easier said than done b/c I have cravings for cheese and I have high cholesterol. Probably to the point of meds. I haven't eaten red meat in over 12yrs. Another thing that's unfair in life!!

January 12, 2002
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Katie2,
BTW, I meant to say "Good Luck to you with everything!" :):):)

Blondie,
I'm now having some weird flashback of one of those VW vans throwing a newspaper at the wee hrs. of the morning, but can't remember where I was living at the time. Maybe, I'm just seriously trippin' out now! Wow! If I could only remember when and where this happened, I think I would feel less "tripped" out! I'm thinkin' it was when I was livin' at home yrs. ago, but am not sure.
OK, I'll shut up, b/c I'm probably making less sense than I normally do! My trippin' days are over!!
~SuzyQ :):):):)

January 13, 2002
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What a great thread!

I chuckled with Cici's dancing around the house in her underwear. This has been one of my personal secrets for over 3 decades! When no one is home...and all the windows are covered...! If I am not just in my underwear, it *feels* as if I am in my underwear...even if I am fully clothed. I am emotionally uncovered. I naturally incorporated meditation into dance while doing this, as well.

I think I started doing this about 33 or more years ago. I was kicked out of my Catholic church right after my first communion...because my mother left with some man and the local Good People were afraid that I would present a bad influence to their children. My mom returned and left a bunch of times after that...and took me with her a few times...and I met these hippie witches that used dance as part of their ritual...I guess I adopted it from them...but not in the same way. I was a kid. I created my own ritual. It was my place to go deeply inside myself for a while and escape the often harsh and unmerciful world around me. I could slowly recreate myself over time with this dance...and my imagination. For example, for two years, I was physically and emotionally abused by a step mother...often locked in the attic...which was only 3.5 feet tall at its highest point...and then I was finally thrown out into the streets. I was shy and withdrawn and had hair in my face by age 13. I would dance on the beach after midnight, though...when no one was around...and I imagined being strong and confident and having people to like me. Pretty soon, I started acting strong and confident...and people started liking me in real life. About a year later, I was able to try out for cheerleader in front of 4000 students at my high school...using my dance and gymnastics. I didn't make it...but I had so much fun trying out. I was instantly propelled into popularity in my huge school after that. I amazed people with how limber I was. I laugh today remembering that. People who didn't know me would talk to me like I was their friend. It was a little scarey sometimes. Even today, 23 years after graduation, if I am in that town, my peers from high school remember me! Of course, I made a big mark there...scaithing speeches about freedom and human rights...etc...the hippie/feminist student council officer next to the Micheal J. Fox look alike. People even used to joke and call us "Gloria Steinem and the Republicans." But people remember me trying out for cheerleader at 14 the most because I came out from no where...from another school in another state...unknown to anyone yet...and I looked like I was having so much fun. The cheerleaders that won were voted in by the school...they were incumbents...hard to beat. It was probably one of the biggest first risks I ever took in my life.

I still use that magic in my life today. I use dance and physical movement with meditation to train my mind to change to the direction I want to go into...we all do this anyway...whether or not we are aware of it. Our thoughts and things that interest us...how we develop personally in them...I have learned to be very proactive with these.

I actually do MANY other things to take care of myself, as well.... I am in a profession where I am constantly taking care of and thinking about other people all of the time...and I can let that drain me out, if I don't do this. I do have a need to contribute to society and "the next generation" and I am doing this...and sometimes this can drain me...and I have to always remember to take care of me, too.... This can be especially hard when I realize that I have had absolutely no one to do this for me...and yet now I am having to do this for others...it can feel unfair! I get to feeling unappreciated and unloved. Before I get myself into that whiney self pity mode, I do take time out to be this caregiver person for myself...before its too late! Being in that mode can be a horrible trap...one that can suck me in for a long time if I don't watch it. I take it as a big red flag when I start learing words come out of my mouth that start sounding like variations on that theme...a tune I have no room in my life for....:)

January 14, 2002
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katie 2--just some thoughts-- cravings for sweets--eat fruit--fresh or dried first and if those are unavailable to you(some places actually have winter and fresh supply is limited and dried can be high priced) canned in it's own juice-not syrup). The calories are still there but at least you are eating something with food value. Then pick an exercise or exercises and do them on a regular basis, the weight will eventually drop off--And exercise releases the endorphins in the brain and is a good weapon against depression in itself--also make sure you get 6-8 hours of sleep a night and like gypsy says--drink water.

sygg and SuzyQ--you darn skinnys 🙂
Exercise will build muscle--make sure you both eat a balanced diet.

Molly and CiCi--great info on yoga--there is much that I need to learn--but the yogazone instructors also teach that the yoga is in the doing--which is like I said what got me hooked.

ginger--yoga should work GREAT for you--just keep working on flexibility and it will come in time--don't compare yourself to others--do what you can do and with time --you'll do more.
Blondie--enjoy the 'hood. I'm sure it enjoys you.

I am so proud of all of you.

Love ya--Artist:)

January 14, 2002
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Sybil ditched me no surprise, but came home with an epileptic machine, I call it that because if he gets on there for a full 20 minuets I guarentee I am going to have a seizure, har har har. Its pretty cool, cross between a ski, step, bike, with bars for the arms, I think I am going to have to use it too, right there, next to the dining room table, I never ever in my wildest dreams thought I would have a gym in my living room and dining room, it will make it interesting to see if we can eat while on it, or if he ever really does get on it, har har har. Maybe I should go use it, har har har

January 14, 2002
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You go Molly sounds like fun. I can just see you eatting a bowl of ceral while on it. Go to it!!!

Hey Artist what about me????:(

January 14, 2002
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Molly, you are KIDDING me, right? Was this supposed to be for him, or for you, or for "us"? *giggle* An epileptic machine I love that title. Very very slick.

January 14, 2002
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Blondie, thought you knew this was a Steven King movie !!!! i can't balance the lap top on it, kept spilling the cereal, there is no ashtray, or wine glass holder, this is really a cross to bear. Ok, I used it, no seizures unless that is what my ass is doing. Lets start a new thread, I can't sit this long any more, oh no its beeping to me, must be time for round two, oh noooooo its alive, there are 8 different programs if the first one doesn't kill me.

January 14, 2002
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lol

January 14, 2002
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FYI: Steve is amused to see his name on this board....:)

January 14, 2002
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Blondie I know that it makes a good place to hang your clothes. My bike works really good for that. Just don't put hangers on your clothes so you don't scratch your new machine.

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January 15, 2002
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damaged--I didn't meant to leave you out--I'm very proud of you, too.
Speaking of Stephen King --does anyone remember the story--The Mangler--about the machine in the industrial laundry that became possessed--and actually pulled out it's bolts and walked through the town eating the inhabitants--Molly --could your exrcise machine be possessed?--just keep your bedroom door locked at night and keep your pets away from it.
Same goes for you, Blondie. I think that there is an exercise called "assembly of the exercise machine"--it helps build upper body strength--especially the part when you pick up the machine and throw it against the wall in frustration because tab B doesn't fit into slot A.

Love ya'll--Artist:)

January 15, 2002
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Blondie: Yep, I really know him.

All: Don't f**k with SK or he will dismember you piece by piece in his next novel! He will do it so well on paper that it will hurt in real life...! I have witnessed this! His wife Tabby is even worse...a no-nonsense shit detector...she raised three teenagers...and even SK himself at some points in their 500 years of marriage...she is probably still raising him...from the DEAD! AHHHHH!

I scared myself....

January 15, 2002
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Stephen king is my hero. Introduce us.LOL

January 15, 2002
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Bring him to the tribal meeting. Oh wait you can just bring him to my house. He can give me tips on my writing.

January 15, 2002
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Get and read his book "On Writing." This will give you an inside view of his life as a writer....

BTW: I am not a close personal friend of his...I am the wife of one.

January 15, 2002
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so, your husband is a close personal friend?

I am a little slow today.

January 15, 2002
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Ok, now I am obsessing a bit, but at least send him to my web site to read my poems. http://geocities.com/rmcgavran

Ok I will leave it alone now. LOL

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