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Sunday, March 23, 2014

I have lived alone for 3 weeks, there are times when i am very lonely. Mostly i am happy, I have started my exercises again, gained a lot of weight over the year I lived with my kids. My scale spent the year in the car trunk so needless to say it is not working I will have to get another one day, but for now i will concentrate on getting the exercises going again, get my eating under control and watch for non scale victories. What I weigh is not important its how I feel that counts. Right now I am tired and in a lot of pain, but I can and will fix that.
When the doctor says exercise and good diet will take the pain away, I was angry, why can't I just get medication like other people take a pill be done and not have to change anything. For me that is not possible anti inflammatory medications cause my kidneys to stop working that includes over the counter as well as prescription medication. I can take no more than 2 aspirin a day with out causing my self problems. So I set out in the beginning to prove he was wrong, diet and exercise can not help pain and i proved him right at one time i had way more energy and was completely pain free after only a couple of months eating right and exercising. So why did I stop, don't know.
I studied nutrition in college, I know how important water is to a body, but know is not doing so as of today I am back on track, (started yesterday actually) going to stay on track one day at a time. My goal is to become pain free, if i loose weight I will be excited, but if not I don't hurt and I can walk that is my goal.

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CHIPOMP1 3/23/2014 2:21PM

    Your plan is similar to mine. I plan on trying to exercise each day and eat right. I know weight loss will be slow, but that is okay. Any day that I can get out of bed and dressed is a success to me.

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USMAWIFE 3/23/2014 1:11PM

    I also studied nutirtion in college but it does not help when your body has auto immune issues which cause you to have not good metaolism

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NEWMOON 3/23/2014 11:14AM

    This is the best place to be for support. Post in your teams, get involved with challenges if you can.

Lots of us with all kinds of physical challenges on the Chair Exercise Team. Come on over and get involved.

Chair Exercise Team

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HOLLYM48 3/23/2014 10:21AM

    Way to get back on track. Indeed take it one day at a time, one goal at a time. It is not always easy but it is always worth the results in the long run. There is no magic pill, it is just a lot of hard work at getting healthy. Keep on the right track. You will get there!

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Everything is very nice

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The move was different, I am alone for the first time since i was born. Just me in this apartment and you know what I love it. I can decorate if i want or not. I have moved the furniture a couple times looking for the most comfortable and best use of my space think i found it now. I run up and down a flight of stairs several times a day and its getting easier. In the morning I get up have a cup of coffee, cook myself an egg and some toast then put in a cd and do my sit and be fit video and work out for about 30 minutes. Its nice now because no one is coming in my room telling me to turn down video or complaining because I am making too much noise. I just do what i need to do and then I sweep and mop my place wash dishes go do some laundry. Life is good, its simple but its how I like it.
I hope everyone can enjoy life as I do. Yes I am happy

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DELIA38961 3/16/2014 8:53PM

    emoticon everyone deserves to be happy

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USMAWIFE 3/16/2014 8:38AM

    emoticon on your first place

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I have moved

Thursday, March 13, 2014

If anything could go wrong it did on my moving day. First when i sign lease I found out that the lovely first floor apartment I had wanted had a serious plumbing problem so they had to give me a second floor apartment. That was OK it was even nicer than the one I had wanted.
Second they called me last minute and told me I would have a truck, so i called around and it was indeed to late to get one. so we packed up the cars and carried all the small stuff to the apartment, then i called everyone i know no one with a truck or van could help so we tied my queen size pillow top mattress and box springs on top of my ford contour. I drove from Indiana to Blue Island IL with a huge mattress on top of my car.
Then I had already scheduled my internet to be installed and they couldn't seem to get new address right in the system they kept sending installers to the wrong place and I had to live with out internet for over a week. It was a frustrating week.
But I love my apartment, we got everything here despite the problems and nothing got broken. It took me longer than planned to get settled but i did and I learned that I can be quite resourceful when i need to be.
Now I live alone, can entertain my friend when I want to, sleep when i want to and even make noise in the day time. I am enjoying my new life. Tomorrow I am setting up my videos so i can restart my exercise program. Today I walked a bit. I am terrible out of shape so i will need to work up to where i was but i have no doubt i will be successful.

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USMAWIFE 3/13/2014 6:54PM

    glad you got settled. I have moved 20 times in 38 years and it is a pain at times

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NHES220 3/13/2014 3:06PM

    I hope you enjoy Blue Island. I grew up on the South Side in Evergreen Park, IL - not too far from there. Now I am in the western suburbs.

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LJCANNON 3/13/2014 6:38AM

    emoticon It sounds like you were able to "Make Lemonade with Lemons," LOL!! Your apartment sounds lovely!!

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ZRIE014 3/13/2014 1:27AM

  have a good day

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The big move

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Coming this Friday I will be moving. not the first time probably not the last time. But this move is a first for me I will be getting a place and living there alone. It is exciting and scary I have never lived alone. I have lived with husbands, children and parents my whole live and now I will be doing something new. I found a nice studio apartment that is with in my income range it will be tight but I must be careful but i will be able to make it.
Yesterday I set up the truck so that i can take my things to the new place, set up my internet and tv package most of my things are packed. I am ready as i can be for this move.
The beginning of this winter my children told me they no longer wanted me in their apartment that they were moving to a smaller place and i would have to find my own place. I was devastated, I cried, then I started saving money, I am almost 60 to old to start living on the street I was so scared, I would never have enough money in time. I managed to save a little, but living on a tight budget doesnt leave a lot of extra cash for saving. I made some changes, saved some more, then my friend gave me enough money to make it work. so I made it not alone, but with the help of my dear friend. Now the time is getting closer for some reason the fear has left mostly I am excited and am looking forward to this new chapter in my life. After all most people experience living on their own as teenagers. I think i am ready, I am gonna do this. I will not have internet for about a week.

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USMAWIFE 2/23/2014 8:42PM

    good luck with the move. I have moved over 21 times in 35 years of marriage and preparing myself to move again.

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JACKIE542 2/23/2014 10:46AM

    Good luck on your move, take good care emoticon

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RHOOK20047 2/23/2014 10:25AM

    Well remember we are never alone, as the Lord is always with us as long as we invite Him in. This could be the happiest time of your life! Enjoy it and make the most of it! Good luck with the move. If there is a task I can't stand, it is moving. I have told my wife that we will die in our home, as there is no way I want to pack up after living here for almost 40 years! We should really start cleaning out, but why deprive our kids of that tasks when we go to the great beyond!

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HI, I am back

Friday, August 23, 2013

Cant exercise until after i see the doctor Monday morning, hopefully she will release me. Turns out that the heart can't exercise if oxygen levels are low. Though that was my only symptom turns out I had some kind of pneumonia, Am doing much better now doing some walking, slowly, but better than none until i get clearance to go back to work. Got to get my rest, just wanted everyone to know i didn't quit just got slowed down a bit.

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CHIBIKARATE 8/23/2013 1:51AM

    Welcome bacck take care emoticon

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FITFRIT 8/23/2013 1:42AM

    Sometimes we have to take a step back because that is what our body needs. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

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ZRIE014 8/23/2013 12:41AM

  take care of yourself

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