Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Linky Tuesday

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Today is Linky Tuesday!
Quilting is more fun than Housework
Cynthia from Quilting is more fune than Housework... showed us some the neat potholders she has made and the unique way that they are displayed. Congrats also on your new quilt in Fons & Porters Easy Quilts! Thanks so much for sharing and be sure and grab a featured button.

What kind of links can you add? Anything you would like to share.
  • Quilting, fabrics - work in progress or finishes
  • Scrap-booking - that is what I originally was doing when I started this blog
  • Recipes - I don't cook much but Builder Bob is also Chef Bob and loves to cook
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  • Tutorials and more
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

FitBit Update

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No I don't have a quilt shop.......although I do have a lot of fabric!! Yesterday we went to the longarm meeting and then to the Nolting Longarm open house which was fun! I also met a fellow blogger, Linda Duncan from L & R Quilting who has a longarm and does quilting professionally. I picked up a spool of Glide thread which I have been wanting to try as I have heard great things about it.

After the open house we hit a few quilt store including......Connie's Quilt Shop in Marion, Iowa. It was a fun day!

Today I wanted to do a little update on how I have been doing with my FitBit. I have been using it and the video for 30 days now. My first post about it was June 29th. My goal was to walk 10,000 steps a day and log what I was eating so hopefully I could loose some weight.  I am happy to say I have hit over 10,000 steps every day and I have lost between 4 and 5 pounds. My knee is better and I feel great!
Fitbit wireless activity + sleep trackers
The Fitbit keeps me motivated to get my steps in each day and my Leslie Sansone: Walk Away the Pounds DVD has been a fun way to get the steps in and also some low impact exercise. Some days I do one mile, others 2 miles or 3 miles and just a couple of times I have done the 4 mile walk. I know without doing the Walk Away DVD I probably wouldn't get my steps in and I am also doing some exercises for my arms and waist. You can do a search on YouTube for her videos so you can see what they are like and it is also available at Walmart.

Here are my stats on FitBit for yesterday. You can see that I didn't drink enough water and I ate more than I should have - but I got my steps in!
Something else I have learned........I usually get up; drink a cup or two of coffee; eat a yogurt with 2 tablespoons of Flaxmeal in it; and drink a large glass of water before doing the Walk Away the Pounds. Several times the DVD has been exhausting for me and I have realized it is the times that I don't eat and drink before doing it.

Also by honestly entering the foods I have eaten I am realizing that......I eat too much and those 2 glasses of wine at night are added calories so.....I try and burn more calories and also watch what I eat a little better.

Do you know that when I had Pelly I was getting in about 15,000 steps a day!  That was all the times I had to check on him when I heard a car or......he got hungry.


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The New Flex: Wireless Activity Tracker

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pelly Update

Pin It Guess who called me yesterday afternoon!!!!!

No it wasn't Pelly.......it was the girl (Michelle) who picked up Pelly the other day calling to let me know how he was doing. He still isn't using his foot, if it is still that way on Monday they will x-ray it. Pelly was given several kinds of medicine, some to treat his lice. They were not only on his skin but in his mouth. We had seen them and read about it online and learned it is very common in pelicans. Michelle said they could really see an improvement in him (they are calling Pelly a boy too) as far as the lice.

He is inside, has a heating pad and gets 4 of the blue gill and some of the other fish we sent with him once a day.  He must feel like he is on a diet after the way I was feeding him! He has tried to poke his beak at them and has also been talking to them. I laughed and said he was trying to tell them he wanted more food as that is what he would do to me when hungry.

They already have a pen outside for him to use when his foot is better and I can call next week to see how he is. I am very thankful that they are helping Pelly and I hope they are enjoying him as much as we did.
Cute Pelly Photo
I wonder what Pelly would have thought if he had seen all the Canadian geese show up! There were thirty of them......it is difficult now to tell the babies from the parents. Seeing them really made me think of Pelly and miss him. Then a beer truck went by and I was thankful that Pelly was in a safe place and being cared for.
Canadian Geese in the yard now
Closeup......beautiful but not Pelly.
Canadian Geese closeup
Today I am going to Hiawatha, IA to the Nolting Longarm Quilting Machine Open House with my neighbor. There will be demonstrations and lots of fun and prizes!! I can't wait! Tomorrow I am hoping to do a update post on using my FitBit.....I love it!

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