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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Worrying About What's Important Now

I have to type fast, because in the next 15 minutes, the Rapture should hit this time zone... just kidding. Instead, I'd rather think about what to do about dieting. I mean, I really don't think I'll be gone anytime soon, so I'd be putting my time to better use to examine the benefits of fenphedrine, than I would worrying about who gets left behind in a rapture. I've been doing a lot of physical work lately, and also a whole lot of walking, and eating better (although I've cheated a little). If I haven't lost at least a couple pounds this week when I check on Monday, I'm headed to the nearest drugstore.

It's Up to Jesus

I'm laughing a little at a comment from a trainer here at the Preakness saying it's all up to Jesus now. Well, okay, I get it, but at the same time, is that something that Jesus is really worried about? Do you think he's up there rooting for Animal Kingdom, or Sway Away, or any other in the field? Maybe a good natured wager with his old man, God. You always see that in sports, or even, in fact, war. God was on our side, thanking God for a field goal, etc... does that mean God hates the loser? Somehow I think God, and Jesus are above all that. Especially with all this rapture stuff they have to worry about right now? If I disappear in the next few minutes, then I guess those Rapture guys were right.

Picture Perfect

I recently found a stash of camera film that was never developed in a box in my basement. I'm wondering now if you can even get those developed anymore. They're color print film, so they're not that old, I'm dating myself here, but now I get all my prints from a machine, or from online orders. Everything is digital, and while there are many advantages to digital print, especially when it comes to editing, there's something to be said for old-fashioned film. They're slightly warmer. No matter if you have digital, or film, it's still nice to have physical copies. I love looking at old photo albums. Just posting online doesn't quite have the same feel.

Its an Animal Kingdom

If Animal Kingdom wins this Preakness, he'll be in position to go on and capture the triple crown, something that hasn't been done in decades. There are a lot of good horses, and a few trainers I'd like to see upset that, but on the other hand, it's always so elusive, and you hope for that TC win.

Scoring Big on Coins

My mother-in-law left a lot of coins behind, and in going through them, of course we hoped for that big cash find, but no. However, in all the investigation, I learned a lot about coin values, and the many different kinds of coins there are. I find special creations such as silver rounds particularly interesting. That's not something you're just going to find on the street or get back when you get change. We had a lot of silver dollars. Old ones too, but unfortunately, it seems there are particular years that are really worth something. We did have a few that were worth a few dollars more than face value, but the highest valued silver dollar was a few at $5.00. Still not bad, but not the big score you would like to find in a pile of old coins.

Maryland's Preakness

Watching the Preakness now. I love the pre-race show almost as much as the race itself. The stories are so interesting, and make the actual race mean more. I don't do horses anymore, but I still love to watch them. They are so majestic.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Zoom, Zoom, Zumba

I mentioned how many of my friends are into Zumba as a weight loss workout that is not only effective, but a lot of fun. You don't have to join a class to get the benefits of Zumba though, which is good, because where I am, I live a long way away from any classes. It's possible to buy zumba at the source and do the workout right at home. The movements are excellent for losing weight, but not complicated to learn, and I can really see why people are so addicted to it. There's something about dance that gets to you, and makes you happy, and exercise is good for you, and makes you feel good, so the combination is a natural.

Getting Your Groove On

This is a new fitness craze, and I have some friends who are really into it. It does look like a lot of fun, and a combination of African dance and aerobics.

Mom's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner. Sometimes it can be a really hard day to find the right gift for. I tell my kids (now grown) that it's more important that they remember, call and let me know they care... but they always try to find something I'll like, and I can't say it isn't nice. Speaking as a mom, it IS the most important thing, that our children just remember, and tell us that we are important to them, and have made a difference in their lives, especially when they're older. However, it is really nice when they try so hard to find a good gift. There are places you can find special gifts, just for mom, like a personalized necklaces for mom. Something like that, that has personalized names, or an engraved remark really make a gift something unique and special. It shows how much you care, and put thought into the gift, and didn't just run out and grab the first thing you saw at the corner convenience store. No matter what you do, just make sure you tell your mom you love her, and that the things she's done in the past, and every day now for you, are truly appreciated.

My Shadow

My little dog, a papillon I call Batty, is just the love of my life. She is my constant companion. She's never more than a foot or two from my side. She's sleeping on the couch next to me now, because she can't really sit on the chair with me. Although just earlier she was sleeping on the back of the chair behind my head. I guess she got tired of being my pillow though, and moved. Well, I took a picture and I'll post it if it ever comes over.

Losing Weight

I've been looking around and reading articles on some of the various diet aides, and really like the lipofuze reviews I've seen. The diet industry has changed a lot in the decades since I used diet aides in my early 20s, and I have issues related to age that I didn't have back then too. These are things that have changed even in the last two years. I lost a lot of weight two years ago, and then had to put things on hold for awhile, managed to hang on to what I lost, but now that I want to get rid of the final pounds, I just can't. Things that worked right back then, and all my life prior to that, just do not work anymore. Of course, some injuries over the years make it harder to do a lot of the workouts I used to. The one I posted earlier is something I'm going to try, and see if I can get that to work for me too, but at the moment, the best I can do is ride my stationary bike. It helps keep me in condition, but not lose weight.

Working Out the Pain

This is a heck of a workout. I need to get up and do something like this, maybe it will help prevent the sciatica attacks I get--going to have to wait until the pain goes away this time though.