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Fighting a headache in the morning but fine now

Saturday, June 30, 2012


Was fighting headaches this morning and some in the afternoon but I'm fine now. Must be the change in the weather.

We had rain sometime last night and this afternoon we went to Galesburg,IL, and ran into rain. Got to Target and we were inside when 3 or 4 downpours came. You didn't want to leave the building or your car because of all the rain. It was almost 2pm before we even left Target. We needed that rain. But it didn't get to 95 degrees. It didn't even get out of the 80s today because of the rain. Tomorrow is suppose to be 95 and rain. I think that we are going to have a repeat of today tomorrow.

Had a grilled cheese for supper tonight but couldn't eat it all. Why? The outside was burned. The cheese and tomatoes (I get the tomatoes put on) were perfect but the bread was burned. It may not look like it but it was burned. It was nasty. I only ate half of the sandwich. My dad asked me if I was going to eat the rest of my sandwich and I told him no and the reason why. He understood.

I'm hoping that dad gets up early enough to go to church in the morning. I don't mind walking to church but not when there is a chance of rain tomorrow and I don't want to make it 2 Sundays in a row in walking in the rain even though I have an umbrella.

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GOPINTOS 7/1/2012 9:46PM

    Hope your day went well!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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MOM2ACAT 7/1/2012 3:52PM

    I get headaches too when the weather changes, glad you are feeling better.

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Another sizzling day

Friday, June 29, 2012


It's hot out already and not even close to 9am. It's been 80 degrees for at least half an hour now. I decided to do the 2nd walk with the dog early.

I must be getting close to my T.O.M because I'm bloated and I'm starting to get my cramps. That's the reason behind my upset stomachs.

It's too early to see if the zinc will work on my weight. But it does help with my metabolism. I didn't get sleepy until after 11pm.


It seems hotter outside than it was when I took the dog for her walks this morning. The temperature that I saw earlier was for Peoria, Il, not Avon, IL. I will see here in a bit when the Weather Channel Desktop pops up on my computer. it has to be in the mid 80s. Actually I'm right. 85 degrees. It's going to be close to 100 degrees again today. I'm glad that we got central air and a vehicle that has air conditioning.

I cannot believe that in 2 days my oldest niece Melinda will be 20 years old. She's a woman now. Just wish that I was near her to celebrate her birthday. She was a year old when I celebrated her birthday with her. That wa in 1993. No, it wasn't. It was in 1996 when she turned 4 years old. They came down to visit.


What a day. We had several errands to do in Galesburg, IL, today and we got them done in about 2 hours. It got up to 98 degrees today. It's 83 degrees now.

I was going to do a workout DVD this afternoon but it was too hot to even think about doing that.


It's 81 degrees outside, we have the AC and fans going, and I'm sweating. I have showered and have my new pjs on and I'm sweating like I did a workout DVD.

We saw some baby raccoons on the side of the road (still alive) on the way home from supper tonight. Made me think of the one my late mom had when she was younger. Martin Luther Coon. She would tell stories about that raccoon. Espeically the one that Martin (or Marty) would pull the curlers out of my mom's hair without pulling the pins first. My mom didn't have Marty when she married my dad. Does anyone have those kinds of stories from their parents?


It's down to 78 degrees now. It sounds like there is storms outside. So we might be getting some rain tonight. Hope so.

Got myself a new backpack to carry some of my stuff in today. Got it for at least half price. I got it at Target. It was originally $9.99 but got it for $4.98. It looks nice and at least everything works on it.

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GOPINTOS 6/30/2012 8:06AM

    Hope you got some rain and cooled things off a bit!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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1st day on zinc

Thursday, June 28, 2012


I'm on my first day of zinc. I saw on Dr. Oz last week when he was talking about boosting metabolism. One that he talking about was taking zinc. And I think that he said that it helps with not eating as much food. It's too early to tell yet. I'm taking a 5mg pill and there's 100 pills to the bottle. I'm taking them one a day. I will let everyone know how it works.

I'm really belching this morning. My stomach is empty. Plus I had to take some antiacids this morning for an upset stomach.

Here it is almost 9:30am and it's 86 degrees outside. And we're suppose to be over 100 degrees today with a heat index higher than that. I think 110 degrees is what they're calling for for the heat index. Looks like we may have rain and storms tomorrow. And it's going to be 95 degrees. And we will be in the 90s for a while. This hot weather I'm going to walk the dog in the early morning like I have been.


It's almost noon and it's already 94 degrees. I hate to see what the heat index is right about now. My dog wanted to go around the house but I told her no. It's too hot to do that.


We never left town today. Mainly because of the heat. According to the computer, it's 99 degrees. I haven't been out of the house for a while and I'm not going to until we get supper. And I'm on my 2nd 2L bottle of water.

Well, the zinc is helping some. But I need to give it more time. I'm not as tired as I'm usually a this time so my metabolism must be up. And I'm not as hungry as I'm usually at about now. I'm hungry but I don't want a snack.

I did a workout DVD this afternoon. I may do another one after supper. It will depend on when and where we go. Plus when we get home.


We left town for supper and I did a workout DVD. And I'm still full of energy and still full from supper.

The temperature went as far as 99 degrees. I'm glad that I took the dog for 2 walks this morning. I hope that it doesn't rain in the morning so I can take her f or walks. There is a chance of rain coming.


Well, the temperature is down to 88 degrees. That is sounding so much better than 99 degrees from earlier.

I'm starting to get tired but not to where I need to go to bed just yet. I'm still have my metabolism boost going, but it's starting to wear off.

Besides my metabolism still being high, I'm not hungry long after a meal. I'm usually hungry an hour or two but I'm not now. Sometimes if I exercise after I eat (before the zinc) I'm usually really hungry to have a lot of food. Not now since taking zinc. I'm glad that I listened to that episode of Dr. Oz about metabolism. I think that if you need more of a metabolism boost, try zinc. Target has it in their brand in 50mg pills, 100 pills, for $3.69. I'm not regretting in deciding in taking zinc.

My grandniece Katelynn is 7 weeks old today. It doesn't seem possible that she's that old already. It seems like only yesterday that she was born.

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BELASARIA 6/29/2012 9:21AM

    I've been considering adding zinc as a supplement along with the other vitamins. However, I have to take mine in the evenings because I get massive indigestion if I take them in the AM, regardless of what kind of breakfast I have.

Thanks so much for the info!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 6/29/2012 8:12AM

  I am glad I read your blog about taking zinc. You have helped me out with your remarks and I thank you

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A busy day

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


We had a busy day. In one town we had dad's chiropractor appointment, paid bills, got parts for the garage here in town, and got a few things at Target and Staples. Then came home to put that stuff away. Then went to the town where our county courthouse is at to do some paperwork that dad needed to do before the first of the month. Then we got more parts for the garage here in town in a town north of where we were at. Tomorrow looks like we are back up to Target to get some of dad's meds.

A new profile pic on here and a new picture in my photo gallery has been put up. Both have something in common. Both pictures have my grandniece in them. My profile pic is of me holding her (my oldest niece had to take it because the one that my dad took was blurry for some reason) and the one in my photo gallery is just of my grandniece. It's my favorite picture of her. She looks like an angel. I have that as my desktop background on my computer. Love what it says on her onesie. Wildy Adorable. It has two wild animals above the saying.

Just got an adorable picture of my cat and dog together. My cat had his left front paw on my dog's left paw. Gonna show that one to dad tomorrow.

Don't you hate it when you get an ingrown hair somewhere that you weren't expecting it and it bugged you when you don't have a pair of tweezers nearby to pull it? Especially when you're not home. That was me today. Had one on my right shin that bugged me almost all day. So before I took my shower, I pulled it out.

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GOPINTOS 6/28/2012 5:08PM

    Great pic!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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a long and busy day

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Today looks like it's going to be a great day but it might be a warm one. It was in the upper 50s and low 60s this morning when I took the dog for her 2 walks. I should of put a coat on for both walks but I didn't. It's 68 degrees right now.

I wish that we could afford to go to Minnesota next month but we can't. We had a few bills that we need to be paid this month that took what we had. So no trip back up to Minnesota. I hope that dad doesn't pull a last minute trip on me. I hate those kinds of trips. Las one he did was in July 1998. That was the last trip my late mom took before she had her last stroke that year.


My dad and I got a free breakfast this morning. The hospital that did his quadruple bypass surgery in 2009 and his difibulator in 2010 has their wellmobile over to do blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol checks. Here's how mine looks:

Glucose 74 (down from 78 in March)
Blood pressure 134/86 (up since March)
Total cholesterol 179 (down from 199 in March)
HDL (good cholesterol) 35 (up from 17 in March)
LDL (bad cholesterol) 116 (down from 134 in March)
Triglycerides 135 (down from 239 in March)
Ratio of total cholesterol and HDL 5.1 (down from 11.5 in March)

Some good and some I need to improve on. I'm happy. My HDL is the one that my doctor wants to be at least 60. And my weight is 8 pounds lower than was 3 months ago. I was 207 in March and today I'm 199.


We had a busy day but it was worth it. I didn't get to do my workout DVDs. We got busy today.

I got my new pjs today. They are comfortable and I'm wearing htem now. And they are cute.

I can tell that I didn't get a nap in today because I'm starting to get tired. I usually do get one in our vehicle but today I didn't.


It doesn't seem possible that my oldest niece Melinda will be 20 years old this coming Sunday. It seems like only yesterday she was my grandniece Katelynn's age.

Got both cat and dog back with me while I'm on the computer. I have to step over them to get out of the room.

I would to go back to cardiac rehab to do my exercises. I think that dad is ready to go back also. I'm going to see if he would like to go back on Monday so we can start the month of July off to a great start. I want to break my plateau. I want to be lower than 199 pounds.


Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. Dad has a chiropractor appointment in the morning and pay his bills tomorrow. I have 1 bill but I can mail mine in.

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