SB Healthy Me: Sept 24 - 30

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SB Healthy Me: Sept 24 - 30
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Sun, 09-23-2012 - 4:13pm




SB HEALTHY ME: Sept 24th-Sept 30th



Please share the things you did to work towards a *healthier* and therefore *happier* you!

Exercise: Any exercise whether it was walking, housework, going to the gym, gardening! All activity counts.

Healthy diet choices: You made, or didn't make!

Water: Did you drink enough?

Diet Plan if applicable: For those going to TOPS, Weight Watchers or similar we would really like to know how you are going.

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Avatar for neverstopping
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Wed, 09-26-2012 - 7:49pm
twig04 wrote:

the cleaning lady did a wonderful job, is quick and easy to get along with and she doesn't expect lunch or to have coffee served to her like the last one and she's about $2.00 cheaper an hour for some reason.  I just don't like the late hr 2:30 - 6:30 but perhaps that will change later on when she knows she'll be coming regularly.    She's willing to do anything that needs to be done, so next week she'll be out on my upstairs balcony cleaning it.   LOL   (Actually it was funny as when she started cleaning, she yelled down if she should dust as she could not find a speck of dust anywhere... )  LOL   My mom used to say I was "cleaning the clean"). 

Yay, so happy for you that the new gal did a wonderful job of cleaning!! Funny on her not finding any dust! It won't take her long to figure you out..lol!! Nice she's a bit cheaper, too, and doesn't expect the extras that the other gal did. Lunch? Coffee? Whoa..that was a bit much in my opinion!! I've had several cleaning ladies over the years and none expected anything like that. I did offer lunch for one gal occasionally, but only because I was eating my own lunch while she was there and she was a personal friend of mine. Note to self: Not for that reason, but for other reasons, do not ever hire a personal friend to do work for you again!! Lesson learned!!

As for the stairs,,,  I have to be extremely careful on the stairs, as I can't look all the way down at my feet and my knees buckle suddenly and of course with my instability it's kinda of treacherous for me.  I go one step at a time, then the next step ,, never just walk down the steps normally.  Takes me awhile as there are a lot of steps... but doesn't matter, safety first.

You are being very sensible with stairs and that is a very good thing! Stairs can kill you, literally!!

Now I need to go to the grocery store to pick up a few things.  I need more vinegar cleaner, she likes to use that , and I love it as it's environmental friendly and degradeable.  Not to mention that everything really sparkles afterward. 

How do you make your vinegar cleaner? Do you mix it with something? I use a store bought environmentally friendly natural cleaner, but I am interested in your vinegar solution and may begin using that instead. It would sure be cheaper too!!

 

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Wed, 09-26-2012 - 9:07am
neverstopping wrote:
hugss wrote:
Good luck tonight Donna,
Am sure you'll be ok :smileyhappy:

You were right again Hugs!!

I lost 1.0 tonight..Yay!!

YaY!  Awesome job Donna :smileywink:




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Wed, 09-26-2012 - 4:18am

the cleaning lady did a wonderful job, is quick and easy to get along with and she doesn't expect lunch or to have coffee served to her like the last one and she's about $2.00 cheaper an hour for some reason.  I just don't like the late hr 2:30 - 6:30 but perhaps that will change later on when she knows she'll be coming regularly.    She's willing to do anything that needs to be done, so next week she'll be out on my upstairs balcony cleaning it.   LOL   (Actually it was funny as when she started cleaning, she yelled down if she should dust as she could not find a speck of dust anywhere... )  LOL   My mom used to say I was "cleaning the clean").     

As for the stairs,,,  I have to be extremely careful on the stairs, as I can't look all the way down at my feet and my knees buckle suddenly and of course with my instability it's kinda of treacherous for me.  I go one step at a time, then the next step ,, never just walk down the steps normally.  Takes me awhile as there are a lot of steps... but doesn't matter, safety first.

Now I need to go to the grocery store to pick up a few things.  I need more vinegar cleaner, she likes to use that , and I love it as it's environmental friendly and degradeable.  Not to mention that everything really sparkles afterward. 

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Wed, 09-26-2012 - 12:50am
hugss wrote:
Good luck tonight Donna,
Am sure you'll be ok :smileyhappy:

You were right again Hugs!!

I lost 1.0 tonight..Yay!!

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 3:46pm
Good luck tonight Donna,
Am sure you'll be ok :smileyhappy:




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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 3:18pm

I've been staying on track with water, exercise and foods except for some cashews I bought and ate too many of a couple of days ago. Nervous about weighing in at TOPS tonight as my scale is looking like I may be staying the same or even a slight gain. Will let you know.

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 3:15pm
wordyone wrote:
 

Trying to get back into the old routine, despite feeling so tired and ornery from the cold I've got.

Goodness, you've had that cold for awhile now! Go away cold!!

I'm walking on the treadmill most days, and if it would ever get nicer out, I'd walk outside, too.

Thanks for the reminder, I need to get walking more now too.

I'm eating fairly healthily - more fruits and less junk, because it's what I feel like eating with this cold. Once it's gone, I'll have to watch that I don't backslide into my old habits. And I'm trying to drink a lot of water, juices and teas.

Good on the more fruits and less junk and lots of water. Hope that will continue when you're well.

 

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 3:12pm
twig04 wrote:
Suzan Monday:
Did no exercise except going up and down the stairs LOL
My eyes are getting enough exercise though, watching the new cleaning lady do her job .
Ate OK today, drank some rose hip tea for a change. It's rainy and cool outside, fall is definitely here.

So is the new cleaning lady getting a gold star or are you giving her the boot?!! LOL

Stairs is great exercise and I know you're being careful and now and not running up and down them at full speed!! lol

Good on the eating and tea. Rain and cool does not sound nice though. More hot tea!

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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 12:13pm
LOL on the eyes Suzan,
Is she doing a good job hopefully?
Up & down those stairs count for something though <g>
Hopefully you're liking the fall weather despite the rains :smileyhappy:




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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 12:04pm
Suzan Monday:
Did no exercise except going up and down the stairs LOL
My eyes are getting enough exercise though, watching the new cleaning lady do her job .
Ate OK today, drank some rose hip tea for a change. It's rainy and cool outside, fall is definitely here.

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