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Peppermint Twist
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Maybe even less than 10 pounds.....are there 5 pound ones?

Hey, I think I can handle the 10 lbs (she said, without knowing Thing One about what she's talking about).  Put me in, coach!



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Good advice, I'd better start with 10.  I don't have a ton of upper body strength.  I know, a few years back (when I was still obese), lifting those 40-lb bags of soil from Lowe's for gardening projects nearly KILLED me...not so much initially lifting them, but SCHLEPPING them from Point A to Point B, *whew!*.  I'll start with 10 lbs.

Not a Target fan but I think I will pop there for these, as there is one right near where I work.  Thanks, gcg!  

p.s., you don't think I will hurt my back if I swing those around wrong, with my "weak core", as the Wikipedia page warns against doing, do you?  I think I should go for it.  Not sure I can view a DVD as the laptop I have won't necessarily let me log in (long story).


no dvd player for the TV? Gotta go more later
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If you start slow, doing only a few reps of each exercise, stopping if you feel overly sore, etc,  I don't think you're likely to injure yourself.


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Twisty a weak core is a chicken or egg situation, If you never do anything that might strain the core you will allways have a weak core. Just do like Ruth said. If the DVD says "do this 10 times" do it 3 or 4 the first day. Every third time you do the dvd just add one repetition and skip a day between doing the dvd but not more than 2 days.
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PT, that is a smokin' BP!!!   I've always been more towards the smaller side & my BP has always been toward the low end, but I don't think mine is even that low!  I'm usually in the 114 - 117 over 68 - 74 ish, depending on stress, exercise, etc.  Way to go!!!  Oh, BTW, your posts are thoroughly amusing!  


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Thanks, bg!  Typing this with my thumbs, so just a shortie here.  Yeah, no dvd for tv, gcg.

So nice to pop in here when blue. This place/u guys r always such a pick me up. Anyway, thanks for the replies. Hasta manana. Hugs.


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PT, that is a smokin' BP!!!   I've always been more towards the smaller side & my BP has always been toward the low end, but I don't think mine is even that low!  I'm usually in the 114 - 117 over 68 - 74 ish, depending on stress, exercise, etc.  Way to go!!!  Oh, BTW, your posts are thoroughly amusing!  

Okay, now I'm on a full keyboard (yay!), yet I do have to go "scan" (don't ask, and BOO!) in T minus five minutes, so I STILL have to rush.  I can't win fer losin'.  EEENYHOO:  thanks again so much for the compliment re my posts.

As for the BP, while I have never officially had high BP, it has been to the higher end of normal when I was fat and not eating according to blood type, even back when I was much younger (like, late 20's), as I was really eating an anti-O diet, BIG TIME, then.  So, I am so thrilled that it is SO great now.

Good points, gcg and R about not worrying too much re that comment in Wikipedia's kettlebell page about injuring your core.  If you don't exercise and push the envelope a little, you will never strengthen and increase the flexibility of said core, so you might as well go for it (great point, gcg), AND it is doubtful I could hurt it, given the crazy stuff I do without kettlebells that doesn't seem to paralyze me.  For example, I now have to grocery shop for my mom, as she is blind and cannot handle being on her walker for any length of time/distance.  Bad combo:  if she weren't blind, she could get one of those scooter-type wheelchairs and simply hop on the van from where she lives to shop for herself.  But a blind person trying to navigate one of those scooters?  Not a good scenario!  So, I'm shopping for her and I, this very Saturday, ending up carring approx. ten BILLION very HEAVY grocery bags from the parking lot, into the lobby and up two floors to her apt.  I thought:  "If Dr. Rod (my chiro) could see me now, he'd KILL me!", because I wasn't carrying things the way he taught me to:  holding stuff in front of my chest.  Nope, both my wrists and hands were WEIGHTED DOWN and the whole thing was pitimous.  And I do stuff like that all the time.  BAD.  I don't have the patience to go in, see if the little palette thing is available, blah blah BLAH:  we're burning daylight here!

Uh oh, gotta go scan.  Dang it!  Will try to get back to the board later today.  I am having severe board withdrawal at this point.



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Twisty? Seeing how your Mom is handicapped in a retirement facility, don't they have an elevator?
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Twisty? Seeing how your Mom is handicapped in a retirement facility, don't they have an elevator?

Yeah, they do, but by the time you schleppe the ump-de-ump bags from the lot, past the gauntlet of SMOKERS (not that that is really relevant here but I just thought I would jump on the opportunity to rant about it!) and then wait for the elevator and for all the people on same to get off same and off same to get on same, and then go to the end of her corridor, you've been schlepping for at least a good five or ten minutes and, when you are carrying, say, five heavy, full grocery bags per arm, so, like TEN TOTAL (minimum!) trust me, it's ridic.  Thing is, I buy my mom a LOT of groceries at a clip, so that I only have to go once every two or so weeks, so there are a LOT of bags to carry up.

They do have a flat cart thing in their laundry room that (I asked) one is allowed to use for groceries (because I can't IMAGINE how some of these older folks schleppe their groceries upstairs from their cars.  The thing is, and you will understand this, being in Florida, most of the year, it is WAY TOO HOT to leave the groceries in the car for even a few minutes, so taking two or three trips is out.  I either have to do them all at once, or RACE in and try to find that cart, which I am not enamoured of (the surface of it is very dirty and also it isn't always where it is supposed to be, and it really isn't that big anyway, so you have to pile the bags up precariously).



edited to add:  Oh, and the visitor parking spots are at the extreme far end of the parking lot, which I can understand, as the residents definitely should have the closer spots...anyway:  it is a very schleppey affair, grocery shopping for her.  As an aside, it is also funny because I go down totally different aisles and buy totally different things than I do for myself and my whole, unprocessed GTD diet.  Since she can't really cook anymore, either, I end up buying her a lot of prepared food from their deli, etc.  It's so WEIRD to me to go down certain aisles.  Like I get her Klondikes from the ice cream aisle, for instance.  It's like:  don't make eye contact with any of the shiny packages, Edna!


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I MEAN (lol, I'm back), you have, for example, in the grocery bags, full bottles (the BIG ones) of V8, chocolate soy milk, blah blah.  It's like:  they are heavy, some of 'em, and even the light ones end up being not "ergonomic", as when you have five hanging from one wrist and five from the other, it's just NOT GOOD from the perspective of your lower back...or your wrists!

I tell myself it is a work-out!  Free gym membership, without the gym!


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Twist, there are large collapsible crates on wheels available at Staples, and maybe other office supply stores, that can carry six bags of groceries easily. I've used one for years for everything under the sun and it hasn't broken down yet! You can really pile it up. They have them on their half-price sale occasionally which is how I got mine. I hate carrying heavy loads when I can pull them on wheels.


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Twist, there are large collapsible crates on wheels available at Staples, and maybe other office supply stores, that can carry six bags of groceries easily. I've used one for years for everything under the sun and it hasn't broken down yet! You can really pile it up. They have them on their half-price sale occasionally which is how I got mine. I hate carrying heavy loads when I can pull them on wheels.

Interesting, I will have to check that out, thanks.  

It is hard on my particular back sitch to have to bend slightly to push something like, say, a suitcase on wheels, versus just carrying it, but if the handle extends up high enough, then it is much, much better to have something on wheels than to carry it, especially if the something is 10 to 15 unwieldy bags of groceries, not to mention, say, a huge thaaaang of toilet paper and/or paper towels, ETC.  I will definitely look into the rolling thing.  My mom actually has something like that but the handle requires one to bend slightly to push it, which I balk at.  The handle has to be tall enough (which is funny, as I'm a short Gatherer, so I don't know who they are building all these short pushcart thaaangs for, but not for even the shortest among us.  


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Wow - the things you have to do??!! Considering all the palaver you go through with your Mum's grocery situation, & the fact that when you do such a big order anyway, would it be possible to get them delivered &/or even order on line?

I have a friend who has a very allergic child, who willingly pays the extra to do her shopping via the internet, so she doesn't have to drag two kids with her... It is like an extra $10 or so to do it that way & every time you re-order you get a discount coupon to use for delivery
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Are there any delivery services there?  It might be worth the few extra dollars to have groceries delivered some of the time.  The obvious alternative, other than to buy a cart, is to go more often.  Can you pull up to the front door and unload the groceries and take them inside and then get their cart?  I did that occasionally when I had to for my mother (although she got 3 meals a day there so I never had to do real grocery shopping).  
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I was thinking of those suitcase roller thinks. Those boxes do sound interesing. I'm thinking of getting a little wagon to roll mine from the car around to the door.


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It is hard on my particular back sitch to have to bend slightly to push something like, say, a suitcase on wheels, versus just carrying it, but if the handle extends up high enough, then it is much, much better to have something on wheels than to carry it, especially if the something is 10 to 15 unwieldy bags of groceries, not to mention, say, a huge thaaaang of toilet paper and/or paper towels, ETC.

Most of the time, it is easier to PULL those carts rather than push them...


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Most of the time, it is easier to PULL those carts rather than push them...


She was just doing it the O way! Strange how that rhymes with "Owie"
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In the summer, I often put my perishable groceries in an insulated cooler, putting an ice pack or two in the cooler before heading out to the store.

And toilet paper won't spoil in the car if it waits for the second trip.


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She was just doing it the O way! Strange how that rhymes with "Owie"
It does Must be the Explorer in me but I resemble that remark Actually I don't - I would definitely work out the best & most efficient way to do the job...Maybe I am just lazy

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Most of the time, it is easier to PULL those carts rather than push them...


Yes, that is the way I use mine.


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Wow - the things you have to do??!! Considering all the palaver you go through with your Mum's grocery situation, & the fact that when you do such a big order anyway, would it be possible to get them delivered &/or even order on line?

I have a friend who has a very allergic child, who willingly pays the extra to do her shopping via the internet, so she doesn't have to drag two kids with her... It is like an extra $10 or so to do it that way & every time you re-order you get a discount coupon to use for delivery

Actually, I've been meaning to look into this.  I know the grocery store chain I shop at for her had a service (and I may have just seen a teaser for a local news story the other day, saying they are discontinuing it--but I wasn't sure what chain the teaser was referring to) wherein you order everything on line and then you pick it up curbside when you get there.  Frankly, since neither my mom nor I have a computer (although I do have a smartphone, but please...lol), it is easier and faster for me to just barrel in there, get everything myself and barrel back over to her place with it.  Plus, that way (and this is what is good about me, a caring daughter who knows her, shopping for her, versus the lovely person who was doing it for a while but then had a stroke [!] so now is outta commission on that front), I can notice and grab things that aren't on her list but that I know she needs, would want, or I think she would like if she tried it.  It's a whole diff ballgame than shopping for myself, because, for me, it is all about pure, healthy, compliant, whole foods for my GTD.  For her, since she basically can't cook anymore, and she can't see, it is all about convenience, ease of "use" (opening, closing, storing, little to no prep involved), tasting good (she is 87, blind and basically housebound--I say give her some KLONDIKE BARS *lol*), and ensuring she gets at least some semblance of proper, balanced, nutrition in her diet.  So, for example, if I see some really fresh, good looking veggies and/or fruits that are NOT on her list, I'll grab 'em, as I really worry about her getting enough "chi" with all the processed stuff she eats.  I get her a LOT of pre-made stuff from the grocery store's deli area, stuff that is really not healthy, like "chicken tenders" (she really likes these--but deep-fried fare for an A?  I'm going to burn in hell, aren't I?), sandwiches and subs, etc.  She also likes flavored yogurts, which to me are little containers of corn syrup, but anyway.  Even brands that used to be wholesome, like Dannon, have long-since sold their souls to the devil and are pure, unadulterated CR*P of the highest order now.  Nothing but JUNK.  I also get her frozen meals, etc.  Yeah, I'll be burning in you-know-where.

Sometimes, I make her a healthy casserole and take it over, but I feel like I should be doing a lot MORE of that.  Yet, there is no TIME, maaaan!  Between work and the dog park (dogs are like toddlers combined with Olympic atheletes who need to run two hours per day *lol*), I haven't even had time to open my HUGE package of Revereware pots (!!!) that arrived THREE DAYS AGO.  It has not made it out of the foyer.  Tonight's the night!  No dog park for Hurley tonight:  after work, it is the HFS, then Revereware time!

ANYWAY:  If Publix (the grocery store chain) doesn't have certain services available, I'll bet there are other people who could do her shopping or deliver or something...but for now, I'm doing it.  I gripe about how time consuming it is, yet I also am glad to do it, as like I said, I will grab stuff for her that she may not think of on her list and then she appreciates it.  Plus I also put everything away for her, which a delivery service or person might not do.  Poor thing can't even really muster the energy to do that, and she has to do it all on her walker.  Aging is a biznatch.  'Specially if you go blind in the middle of it.  But she's still got her fiesty spirit!  Can't keep a good A down!



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P.S.  I have managed to get her into chocolate soymilk!  Ha!  One small step for A-kind!


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