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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:42 pm 
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Awesome write up, holy cow. Im back in London saturday and you have inspired me to spend some non-work realated time in the city this weekend before heading off to eastern europe for the rest of the week. I probably spend a month of each year in London and forget how amazing that city is so thanks for the reminder!

I'm happy that my descriptions inspired you! Please, for the love of all that is British...eat Fish n' Chips at the Sherlock Holmes and visit Borough Market to eat anything!

I just need to know someone is living it! :lol:

This was our first shot at London (and Scotland). I had great help from two posters here and of course, I spent hours upon hours (months) researching--I had a 15 page list by neighborhood of various points of interest and places to eat, and the map basically memorized in my head--visual person right here. ;-) I couldn't memorize the tube map on a dare! :lol:

We never intended to hit every location, we just had that 15 page list to draw from if we found ourselves enjoying an area. My sis was very happy with the trip, that we made plans on the fly. She appreciated how we were able to cluster things together because I knew what was around.

The Shard is behind us, the river is in front of us and Borough Market should be in between, this isn't the original Globe Theater because fire, Shakespeare isn't buried in Westminster Abbey's Poets Corner, there's a pub around there where Jack the Ripper (and two of his victims) was/were known to frequent, Charles Dickens is mentioned in almost every pub description. I mean, I knew all sorts of little tidbits by the time we got there.

So, you have yourself a great time and would LOVE to hear what you did and saw on your trip!

p.s. The have a Charles Dickens Pub Walk Tour! :lol:

https://www.dickenslondontours.co.uk/di ... b-walk.htm

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I said I was going to write about the disorder that I have and I will probably tomorrow after an important appointment. But first.

My scale is broken.

121!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven't see that weight since...well...I don't want to say when!

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I can't believe I'm nearing 120. Just. can't. believe. it.

And no, pounds aren't everything. But damn. I'm really pleased that something is going right!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:50 pm 
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Weight is holding right where I reported it last. No clue why. In any case, I'm excited to add something new to my exercise repertoire which needs a little um...jump start...yeah, that's it. ;-)

Just learned that a new dance class is starting after the first of the year. Like a mile from my home. It's country line dancing which I already know how to do but still...I would MUCH rather dance for 1.5 hours than anything else that resembles exercise.

So...I'm doing it as soon as they work out the details and announce the first class.

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This was our first shot at London (and Scotland). I had great help from two posters here and of course, I spent hours upon hours (months) researching--I had a 15 page list by neighborhood of various points of interest and places to eat, and the map basically memorized in my head--visual person right here. ;-) I couldn't memorize the tube map on a dare! :lol:

Did you make it to Scotland? We're in Edinburgh. I'd like to see Skye and am suggesting it for our 20th anniversray coming up. Need to do more convincing...

by the way It's wonderful seeing someone meet their fitness goals! I am looking forward to that, too, yet again. Not giving up!


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This was our first shot at London (and Scotland). I had great help from two posters here and of course, I spent hours upon hours (months) researching--I had a 15 page list by neighborhood of various points of interest and places to eat, and the map basically memorized in my head--visual person right here. ;-) I couldn't memorize the tube map on a dare! :lol:

Did you make it to Scotland? We're in Edinburgh. I'd like to see Skye and am suggesting it for our 20th anniversray coming up. Need to do more convincing...

by the way It's wonderful seeing someone meet their fitness goals! I am looking forward to that, too, yet again. Not giving up!

Yes, we sure did! You can read a post about it here on the thread:

viewtopic.php?p=1154225#p1154225

I SO loved Edinburgh! I envy you being there!Lord I would just about kill to go to the Isle of Skye. I think I could spend an entire month in Scotland and not get enough of it. I miss it so much...

Never give up on fitness goals. Just get back on the horse when you're ready! You're welcome to use this thread as a journal if you want. It's the most positive and supportive thread on the entire board. That's what I intended it to be...which is why I tucked it away here in Prison.

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Yes, we sure did! You can read a post about it here on the thread:

viewtopic.php?p=1154225#p1154225

I SO loved Edinburgh! I envy you being there!Lord I would just about kill to go to the Isle of Skye. I think I could spend an entire month in Scotland and not get enough of it. I miss it so much...

Never give up on fitness goals. Just get back on the horse when you're ready! You're welcome to use this thread as a journal if you want. It's the most positive and supportive thread on the entire board. That's what I intended it to be...which is why I tucked it away here in Prison.

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What a great trip that was! I love that you could meet up with relatives and hear and feel your childhood and maternal roots again! That is something else!

I share many of those feelings about Edinburgh. It is a big city, but not like London or New York. We rent a cheap student flat and then are able to walk into downtown. I love the architecture, the history, and the walking paths! And the people are friendly and I LOVE the accents. Mostly, for us, this meets the immediate needs of our oldest children, which had been neglected for far too long while we lived in France. Our daughter has her first job, our (autistic) son is starting to get around on the buses alone, which is a big deal. And hopefully they'll be starting at a college in January. My husband still lives in our house in France, drives two hours each way to his job in Switzerland three days a week, then works at home, then takes EasyJet to see us twice a month. It's crazy.

The fitness class and the decision that come with it are good for me. I am almost 42 years old and have discovered a tendency about myself that I want to change. No more withdrawing from the stuff that stresses or causes anxiety. I'm gonna go kick it's butt! :) I have been accepted to a Master's program for next fall, now to figure out the funding...

Anyway, about the second week of the training at the gym, I was ready to count calories again. I've done it many times, lost weight many times after pregnancies. When my youngest, twins, were 4, I got to my goal weight. Then we had a scary, violent neighbor for 2 years and I gained it all back. It took a while for me to feel like I could try again. I'm exercising moderately now and doing 1400 calories a day, which could get me to my goal by July. And the calories are manageable, and the exercise feels good. I am enjoying the mild soreness because I know a stronger core will make a huge difference for me, reduce back pain. I also switched to decaf to improve my sleep. It's already better!

THANK YOU, Jersey, for the encouragement!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:36 pm 
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Meadowchick what type of work out are you doing right now? Are you taking any fitness classes, working with a trainer or did you already know what works best for you and are simply doing it on your own?

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Meadowchick what type of work out are you doing right now? Are you taking any fitness classes, working with a trainer or did you already know what works best for you and are simply doing it on your own?


At the moment I am doing 3 workout sessions per week at a gym in a group setting with a coach. We do aerobic and weights, and the sessions are designed to be encouraging and optimistic. There's a really good vibe there. I also sneak in jogging and core exercises at home when I can, and as I don't have a car, I walk frequently.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:27 am 
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Keep going buddy it is great to hear that you are making progress. Obesity is the reason for quite some diseases while happiness and exercise are your best options to prevent yourself from most of the diseases. Today's life has become so much easy that people do not have much physical activity left which is actually killing people. I personally skip afternoon meal eating just some dry fruits and also exercise daily although being a medicine professional at Windsor caribbean medical school with knowledge of how I can cure myself easily if I catch some disease. It is amazing to have such medicine knowledge but running on precautions is best. I still remember one of my doctor buddy, he died at 103 years of age and it is mostly because he cared for his health greatly.


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Let's go back to where Cam was on the AT when I mentioned a movie that I had in my Amazon cart and he said that he'd read the book prior. I ended up getting the book and taking it on my plane trip out to the East Coast. I'd like to demonstrate why you do NOT read a book like this when you're alone on a plane.

37:59 Just start there and listen until you can't breathe. Then picture yourself on a plane traveling alone...while you try not to look like you're having some kind of attack. Feel free to slide it back for the build up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5thOzYIaQA

At this point, I had to close the book and stuff it away in my backpack. Didn't pull it out again until I returned stateside.

Can't imagine why. Thanks a lot, Cam.

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So, the 4-week course is almost over. I have two more sessions. Today we did a hurrican-pyramid workout. The first session, I had to modify any sit-up exercises into knee slides, and do push-ups with my knees on the ground. Since then I've been able to do real situp "knee-grabs" and legit push-ups. Also, after the second week, I was no longer experienced back pain after being on my feet for long periods. No more muscle spasms in the evenings. I feel fantastic. Now I am contriving a plan for Christmas break, to find a workout buddy and probably to a tabata circuit of some sort with other activities.


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So, the 4-week course is almost over. I have two more sessions. Today we did a hurrican-pyramid workout. The first session, I had to modify any sit-up exercises into knee slides, and do push-ups with my knees on the ground. Since then I've been able to do real situp "knee-grabs" and legit push-ups. Also, after the second week, I was no longer experienced back pain after being on my feet for long periods. No more muscle spasms in the evenings. I feel fantastic. Now I am contriving a plan for Christmas break, to find a workout buddy and probably to a tabata circuit of some sort with other activities.


It sounds like you are already seeing improvements! :biggrin: I swear, all it takes is to start waking up those muscles and they start asking for more!

Can you exlain what a tabata circuit is? I'm not familiar with that specific term.

by the way, the new dance class was approved by the board of the facility and will begin in January! I learned how to dance country lines years ago so the choreography will probably be somewhat familiar to me--don't care. I'd much rather dance for 1.5 hours than any other form of exercize. It's super close to home which is going to be great for winter driving!

I really, really, need to get moving again. I basically ditched most exercise after I started having AFIB. I need to get up and off it, and moving!

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It sounds like you are already seeing improvements! :biggrin: I swear, all it takes is to start waking up those muscles and they start asking for more!

Can you exlain what a tabata circuit is? I'm not familiar with that specific term.

by the way, the new dance class was approved by the board of the facility and will begin in January! I learned how to dance country lines years ago so the choreography will probably be somewhat familiar to me--don't care. I'd much rather dance for 1.5 hours than any other form of exercize. It's super close to home which is going to be great for winter driving!

I really, really, need to get moving again. I basically ditched most exercise after I started having AFIB. I need to get up and off it, and moving!


Yikes, AFIB sounds scary! I'm sorry! Glad you have a dance class to anticipate, I love that too.

Tabata is a short circuit of exercises, high intensity but that only lasts 4 minutes. I think I will do a series of them one after another in order to keep up my stamina over the break.

Beginner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVNoZfmWfNc

Several workouts

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... ion_420487

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Yikes, AFIB sounds scary! I'm sorry! Glad you have a dance class to anticipate, I love that too.

Tabata is a short circuit of exercises, high intensity but that only lasts 4 minutes. I think I will do a series of them one after another in order to keep up my stamina over the break.

Beginner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVNoZfmWfNc

Several workouts

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... ion_420487

Timer

http://tabatatimer.com/

Yep. AFIB is the scourge of my life nowadays. It won't kill me. It only tortures me. I've written scads of comments about it on this thread. Probably boring to the masses but writing helps me.

Thanks for the videos. I'll check that out! I'm always willing to learn more and learn something new!

I really look forward to dance class. I am toying with the idea of joining a dance studio here. They have adult classes and I've seen their recital performance--very nicely done and I know I can already do the steps.

What I do when I'm not being a complete paranoiac about AFIB are treadmills, hand weights, walk my long driveway that I clocked using the car, swim, and yoga. I was running on my driveway when I ended up with this rhythm disorder. I also do physically demanding work on our property.

I dance because I love it and always have.

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Okay party people here's the story. I don't think I wrote about this prior. In any case, I'm on meds for the dreaded AFIB. In the past 9 months to a year, I had increasing fatigue and anxiety side effects. Really bad situation.

After some serious reflection and investigative help from a family member with medical background/education with regard to half life details, I saw a correlation between side effects and the timing of the meds--how the side effects trailed off later in the evening.

So I monkeyed around with timing and guess what? I'm good! :mrgreen:

Sleeping like a baby, normal energy and positively NO anxiety whatsoever. I can't say for sure if this is evidence based or psychosomatic. I can't think of a good reason to care which it is so long as it works.

So...this is the time of year when I don't necessarily set resolutions but I do like to change things up. This year the change up is going to be me going right back into my old exercise routines and practices like I never left them to start with. Innovative right? :wink:

121 pounds and holding. No one knows why!

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"AFIB" = "Arterial Fibrillation in Buttocks?"

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"AFIB" = "Arterial Fibrillation in Buttocks?"


I've already told you what the heart rhythm disorder is called the last time you did this.

viewtopic.php?p=1075818#p1075818

Did you want to say something encouraging like "Go Jersey!" or are you just here to make a funny, Shades?

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Because it's not funny and I wouldn't do that to you.

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I've already told you what the heart rhythm disorder is called the last time you did this.

http://mormondiscussions.com/phpBB3/vie ... 8#p1075818

Ahh, so you did. My apologies.

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So...tomorrow is my first dance class. One of the meds I take slows my heart rate so I'm going to have to be a little science experiment to see if I can keep up. I've already tried Electric Slide (which is the first song and I already know the steps) and I think I can do it without getting dizzy.

I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can.

Will report back!
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Reporting in and keeping track. I draaaaaagged myself to line dance class. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to dance through one whole dance.

I DANCED FOUR!!!


It was really good. Going back next week!!!

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