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I am an Irish Setter for the Spirit Undah Dawgs doing the 5% Challenge for either the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer time. Just ask if you want to JOIN !! We can put you on the "master list !" WOOHOOOOO !!!! As an Irish Setter, I am indepent spirited so FREE in the dah wind ! , I LOVE to RUN so you have to train me to walk besides you or ELSE I'll be WILD !, I will catch ur frisbee's HAPPILY !, please DO brush me out all the time for I DO LOVE IT ! I also LOVE to play, sleeping at time





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HI ! I am Diane,, and this time around for the 5% Summer Challenge of 2015,, I'll be sidelined,,,, hence the title "My Paws are UP" !!! I am the CL (Challenge Leader) of the Spirited Undah Dawgs,,,, and I hail from the gorgeous state of Maine where I am clearly very fortunate in that I live directly on the harbor which across from it,,, is a larger city. The night lights are to simply die for ! The entire state is outstanding. I will miss this summer going around it,,, and hoping into an ...
HI ! I am Diane,, and this time around for the 5% Summer Challenge of 2015,, I'll be sidelined,,,, hence the title "My Paws are UP" !!! I am the CL (Challenge Leader) of the Spirited Undah Dawgs,,,, and I hail from the gorgeous state of Maine where I am clearly very fortunate in that I live directly on the harbor which across from it,,, is a larger city. The night lights are to simply die for ! The entire state is outstanding. I will miss this summer going around it,,, and hoping into an ocean that hits as high as 63 degrees. LOL that's SOME cold water,, for in general it's about 61,,, hence why the lobstahs taste so good,, I can buy them off the wharf yr round, but in the summer when they are soft shelled,, the price drops down to about 3.99 to 4.99 a lb. If you like,, take them right home from an AM catch,, and have them for supper !!! You can't get any fresher !! Oh yeah,, in Maine,, its the whole lobstah you cook,, not just the tail,,,, and eat most of it, just not the insides,, well some do. Ewwww !!

I am having Surgery on the 16th so I'll probably come back and update this on how it went. We are expecting to fuse the big toe, in 2 places,, and also fix my Achilles tendon,, which is way to tight,, and is not allowing my foot to bend when walking,, keeping me from the forward motion.

I am to NOT move off the couch, bed, ladies throne,, only for 8 weeks. I am absolutely forbidden to even let my foot "touch the ground at all" as I was warned today. My bones are very fragile,, and the toe is in a bad fragile state,,,, if tis doesn't work,,, it'll lead to an amputation of that area. the pain has been so horrid,, when I lived in Colorado back over a yr ago,, they were going to amputate BOTH feet,, up here they want to work me thru it so I do not lose them. This is surg #18 on feet.

I am so sorry Team,, though I am the CL,,,, and ur Alpha Dawggie,,, I will not be able to weigh in, though I strongly expect to continue to lose the weight,, will catch up with you on the fall team for this,, and hopefully thu the next 8 weeks,,,, I'll lose 4 to 7 lbs,, which is my average,, though over the past 2 weeks,,,, it's been just over 1 lb each,,, my weight has suddenly dropped,, but yeah, I am freaked out over the surg,,, and also have picked way up on protein so I am simply not hngry.

I am also a leader on the "Disabled and Losing " team, and a Co Leadah on the "Believe, Achieve and Succeed"Team. Both of these are small teams, but excellent for motivation (the believe) team,,, and if you live in any chronic or even temporary pain,, the LAD team is terrific to visit,, there's a thread on their where we can daily check in to say what our pain is at,, and happening.


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Track daily,, watching extremely carefully all cals going in. I can't do my usual swimming/yoga routine,, so I need to sooo careful. I already know which items will be out cut.

my Exercise, will be arm lifts,,, curls.... anything to do with just the arms. Also some leg work,, butt work,,, while laying in a reclined or totally laying down. THANKFULLY the Dr has given me some specific ones to work on.

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Name is Diane.

Owned by Izzy !!! (though of course I Do brag about the wee ones,, does NOT the cat come FIRST???? ASK them !! LOL they will WHINE about it ! HAHAHA !!) she is a therapy cat,,, will no doubt lay on me a lot, and head butt the left side of my head,,, to let me know "ur in pain, STOP EVERYTHING and LAY DOWN" as she does,,,, and hence why she's been certified as a "therapy cat",,,, ever try to do this??? It was quite the interesting process,,, it had to be proved,,,, and all kinds of ?s asked,,, etc. She passed though in the end, but of course I DO NOT bring her with me to places I do,, she's a CAT !

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I am soo fortunet to be the CL (Challenge Leader) of the Spirited Under Dawgs,, and a co leader on the Losing and Disabled Team, as well a co leader on the Believe and Achieve and SUCCEED team.



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KITTY_M
7/17/2014 5:12:22 PM

Thanks. I don't know if I overdid or if it's just back. My pain has never seemed to follow any sort of pattern so I don't know. I was so giddy over two great weeks I was starting to feel like it was gone. But this week has been awful. I'm stuck in a vicious cycle of restless sleep due to pain which in turn makes my back worse. I have slowed down and scaled back now instead of pushing through. hopefully it'll help. Mine feels like a ball of pain that keeps getting bigger and tighter and then it spreads to my hips and legs if it keeps getting worse.



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7/17/2014 2:01:49 PM

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('O.O') I LIKE Cookies!!
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('O.O') But it's MY Cookie!!
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7/17/2014 11:42:08 AM

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CHERIRIDDELL
7/17/2014 2:50:57 AM

Your Dad is such a wonderful man ,how kind of him to be worrying about what you and your brother are going through as he battles ill health. How is your pressure sore? Be very careful with that .love and hugs,Cheri



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POLYANNA2
7/16/2014 9:24:21 AM

Oh, sweetie, you WILL have your cake and ice cream, just not yet. I have found in life things seem to be thrown at you in bunches, it's never one at a time so you get a breather in between. I have always looked at it as being tested. Sometimes you pass, sometimes you don't. You have too much going on right now and it may be time to mentally step back from it a bit and just try to deal with one thing at a time. I know you're excited about the day you can walk, but you have to just focus on getting this pressure sore taken care of. So right now your life is about a pressure sore. Once you have a handle on that, we'll move on to the next. Don't forget all your yoga breathing. It can help you now. And never forget your friends. Vent, vent, vent, it helps too, and there are lots of ears out here to listen.
So one thing at a time, one day at a time and you will be in the pool with me before you know it. We have lots of time together to get that body of yours back into action, so nice and slow, go with the flow, okay?
Luv you!
Carol



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