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Melody Joy Buller
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  • Toccoa, GA
  • United States
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How Often Do You Replace Your Shoes?
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I am about to be considering a new pair of walking shoes. I realized that the shoes I am walking in now are bordering on ancient, and not giving the support I need to walk long distances. I did a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melody Joy Buller Feb 3, 2010.

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June Augustina left a comment for Melody Joy Buller
"Dear Melody, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is with you. I am so glad you have so much support. I just got my treadmill at work and am waiting for a desk that goes up and down, from my work dept. Please take care. June"
Jun 17, 2010
shonofear left a comment for Melody Joy Buller
"sorry about the bad news Mel, I hope they buy you a very expensive and professional chair to compensate for the loss. Are you still going to have it set up at home? God Bless ya, Shono"
May 4, 2010
Melody Joy Buller commented on Melody Joy Buller's blog post Sketchers ShapeUps Product Review
"I'm glad she was able to help you out, that's fantastic :)"
Apr 14, 2010
catfiend commented on Melody Joy Buller's blog post Sketchers ShapeUps Product Review
"Melody, I should have had my wife take a look at them first :) She always has shoe problems (narrow feet) and she suggested not using the upper pair of eyelets to reduce the pressure that chunk of plastic puts on my instep. It worked. I'm now…"
Apr 13, 2010
Melody Joy Buller commented on Melody Joy Buller's blog post Sketchers ShapeUps Product Review
"That's interesting...I wonder if you might see if you got a defective pair? I'm not sure what hard plastic you're talking about, but that is definitely frustrating! I hope they take care of things properly for you!"
Apr 6, 2010
catfiend commented on Melody Joy Buller's blog post Sketchers ShapeUps Product Review
"Well, after further testing, they have to go back. The hard plastic that they use to reinforce the upper eyelets has raised a large blister on my left foot!??! It's not the only problem that I have with them but it's pretty much…"
Apr 5, 2010
catfiend commented on Melody Joy Buller's blog post Sketchers ShapeUps Product Review
"Melody, yep, I watched the video (partly because of your earlier comments.) It seemed to be mostly commen sense, but I mostly ignored the part about using them to workout specifically since all I want them for is walking. I don't feel strange…"
Apr 5, 2010
Melody Joy Buller commented on Melody Joy Buller's blog post Sketchers ShapeUps Product Review
"Have you not had problems balancing when you don't hit the recessed heel? That was probably the most awkward adjustment for me, that I felt off-kilter if I didn't take the time to step heel-first. I feel more in my legs, these days, than…"
Apr 5, 2010
catfiend commented on Melody Joy Buller's blog post Sketchers ShapeUps Product Review
"Melody, I'm currently trying out the ShapeUps as well. I haven't noticed any difference in how my legs feel after wearing them but my feet LOVE the extra cushioning. On the treadmill at lower speeds (currently running at 1.1mph) I'm…"
Apr 3, 2010
Scott Huse left a comment for Melody Joy Buller
"I have definitely learned, that I have to be prepared to work consistent hours to make myself put on the right clothes / shoes to walk. You definitely have to think about it. Over the weekend, I did a major butt sit on the couch with my laptop. It…"
Mar 8, 2010
Melody Joy Buller replied to shonofear's discussion GTD (David Allen) has a blog post on the TrekDesk setup
"Awesome! Thanks for sharing!"
Feb 22, 2010
Melody Joy Buller left a comment for Daniel Roth
"You hit 500?!! Good for you! Now you've got that song stuck in my head though..."
Feb 16, 2010
Melody Joy Buller replied to catfiend's discussion How much time do you spend at the computer but not walking?
"It's a little of both. I walk in Skechers Shapeups, most days; and they instruct that it's wise to stop and stretch for periods of time, and also just to have a few short breaks in there, to vary your pace throughout the day, and such (the…"
Feb 11, 2010

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Golds Gym Max Crosswalk 650
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About Me:
I work for Osborne Wood Products in Customer Service, as well as writing / editing press releases, and writing for the company blog. I also do some freelance writing and am saving up for a treadmill desk for the home, as well. I'm walking my way to more focus and energy at work, a slightly lower weight, and better overall health.

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Sketchers ShapeUps Product Review

Looking for a new walking shoe, I was intrigued by the concept of the Reebok Easytones. At $120, though, this bargain-shoe-shopper balked and thought, "Maybe not..."

However, I could not get over my initial draw to a shoe that would help make the benefits of walking more of a systemic thing. The adds for AviaSport, Sketcher, and Reebok versions of this same shoe claim whole body toning, improved circulation, and improved posture. I was skeptical, but definitely intrigued. I did a… Continue

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 9:41am — 10 Comments

The Lipid Lie

I made a switch recently for my husband's health and my own that shocks most people. I added more saturated fats to our diet.

The result, I will tell you before I get to the why of it, has been positive. My husband has shown gradual but consistent weight loss just since making this switch (with all the hormonal changes involved in being pregnant and now being no longer pregnant, mine has been more up and down of late, even with the walking; and I am told by other women who've had… Continue

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 4:27pm

Getting Ready For Thanksgiving

I have a short week at work this week (My normal half day on Wed, then Thurs and Fri off), and I find I am halfway disappointed about that. While I am excited for the time off, I am already thinking, "OK, so what can I be doing to keep walking while I'm not at work?" I am looking at squeezing some exercise time into our schedule already (and excited about actually wanting to make the effort).

So, the husband and I will have to plan some long long walks with our dog (who will be… Continue

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 6:48am

Sad News Regarding Our Pregnancy

My husband and I learned Friday that we had lost the baby we were so excited about bringing into the world. It has been a really trying weekend/week, but we can definitely feel the love, support, and prayers of our many friends and family members; and that has been a huge blessing in the midst of it. So, while taking time to grieve together and getting back into the swing of things at work after a few days away, my goals on the treadmill have been recalibrated and we are back at square one.… Continue

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 1:55pm

Comment Wall (13 comments)

At 3:40pm on September 4, 2009, shonofear said…
Welcome Melody :P
glad you made it and got me message, youll feel right at home here.
C ya round and keep Treading
At 12:03pm on November 23, 2009, Barbara BC Gleason said…
Hi Melody,

Yes, I did get into it pretty quickly, but I also am a Nordic Walker, too, so the walking isn't unfamiliar. However, my knees and feet are tired at the end of a 6 hour stint, I tell ya! So, I sit a bit later in the day, in the evenings often, for another couple of hours of work. I've got my own business as a designer-illustrator, so I do lots of standing, go to meetings, etc. so I'm not on the treadmill for more than 3 hours at a time, most days.

I wanted to also express my sympathies on the loss of your baby, too. That occurred to me before my wonderful daughter was born, and in many long talks with my midwife, she was very reassuring and left me much comforted. She said that there is a high incidence of spontaneous miscarriage for babies that wouldn't develop properly in utero, and many times we don't even know this has occurred.

I wish for a you a very healthy happy baby when the time is even more right for the child and you two!
At 8:00pm on December 11, 2009, shonofear said…
wow, impressive mileages.
Setting new records I'm sure of it :P
Keep it up
At 3:35pm on December 22, 2009, Daniel Roth said…
Hey Mel,

I haven't been in a car accident in years, but part of my decision to get a tread was the neck and back pain I was getting which has pretty much vanished... Lovin' it. Today I had to be running around and was barely able to make 10 miles. Tomorrow I'm shootin' for 12! Keep on walkin'. —D
At 2:27pm on December 23, 2009, Joy Davis said…
13 miles today? That's awesome! You're really inspiring me!
At 1:32pm on January 4, 2010, Travis Thompson said…
You had left a message on my board about our dog. That's my girl Bonnie. She's a brindled greyhound. We adopted her a few years ago from GPA Nashville. Her official racing name was Crazy Bonnie Blue. Greyhounds have many different color varieties, but the main ones are white, black, spotted, brindled, and brown. Our other hounds are both black males. They make great companions (low energy, good health, good behavior) and I highly recommend finding a local adoption agency if you're interested.
At 11:56am on January 13, 2010, Daniel Roth said…
Hey Mel,

I've been rockin' pretty hard. Last week did over 10 for all 5 days at work and hit 11 twice. This week is mixed but I did 13 on Monday and a little under 10 yesterday (had to leave for gig in city). The 13 was a new high.. today I think I'll break 10. One thing I do notice, besides being slightly thinner (though today i bailed on the diet and ate 3 cookies at lunch!) is that I'm sleeping WAY better, waking up way less at night. You notice that at all? Anyhoo, back to work...
At 8:46am on January 14, 2010, Daniel Roth said…
Yeah the one bummer about the treadesk I brought is no incline. But I still love it... I'm worried about spring, right now I'm keeping my office so cool, but in spring I have a feeling I'm going to be melting a lot... we'll see!
At 8:57am on January 14, 2010, Melody Joy Buller said…
Just make sure to wear a lot of lighter, cooler clothing. Actually, the fan on my treadmill is so ridiculously noisy that I am looking at getting a clip on fan of sorts to attach to my set up. I've googled around for one, now I just need to figure out which one is the best buy for the least money.
At 3:12pm on January 25, 2010, Christy said…
Thank you!

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