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Challenages with the RV group

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I am very thankful for Sharon putting in her time and expertise putting these challenges together.
Some of them have been tough like cutting out the sugar I think that was the hardest for me.

I like doing the challenges it keeps me on my toes & accountable in what I am doing or messing up on . I do good then slide back & then with the help of my friends get me back on the wagon again I have learn what CICO it was a new phrase for me I also like reading what kind of exercise everyone is doing and the different food & recipes We have a great friendship on this RV site. You all are the best Love you all & Thank you Sharon for all you do for this team emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon The RV Enthusiasts is a very special team and I am proud to be a part of the group. The challenges are a bonus that I think we all enjoy.

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GRLTAZ 6/5/2014 4:43PM

    Brenda, well said. With all our blogs for the last challenge, I see a trend... we need each other and are not afraid to say it ! Keep sparking !

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GLASSART43 6/3/2014 5:13PM

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You are so right, Tammy! These challenges, and Sharon's leadership, help keep me going, and I am so grateful for the group. Looking forward to seeing you in Branson...

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JLAMING263 6/3/2014 11:41AM

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Winter time

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This is the first winter since I retired 2.5 years (May 2011) that I don't have any one to take care of and keeping me busy besides my family.As you know (maybe not ) both my parent has passed in the past 14 months. And I do miss taking care of them .

I enjoyed taking care of them, at times it got hard but I keep doing it out of the love I had for them.
Dad always said I didn't need to do all I did but I said it was my time to take care of you & mom you took care of me then I was growing up & when I was so sick when I was little.

Away I am tiring to keep busy I taught myself to crochet not to good but I am learning as I go . I am finishing a quilt I started last year 3/4 done I can't wait to see the finished product.

I have taken up reading again in fact more than I ever have. I got a stock pile of books LOl I need to stay off Ebay. emoticon

I have also taken a liking to exercise just tiring to get more minutes in on the treadmill and to get the speed up . One day at a time.

Winter is coming upon me and I will be home more I don't get out in the cold weather unless I really need to and I just need to keep busy and keep my mind occupied . Like they say there is always housework to do that in it self is a never ending job.


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NORASPAT 11/23/2013 11:52AM

    Hi Brenda, did you find a face mask yet. I have been wearing mine an d so far my walking buddies find they are warmer and breathe easier with them on.

The challenge is over and the best part of it is I found you. I hope we can stay in contact. I love to sew but mostly for myself now. I am making rice bags to give to our neighbours and friends. I can never have too many rice bags. Take care HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 11/20/2013 7:22PM

    Sounds like you have a lot of good stuff to help and I happen to enjoy everything that you have mentioned myself!

Do you have favorite authors? Sometimes I like to read things I have to really pay attention to, and then other times I to read things that I don't have to pay as much attention to.

I will look forward to seeing pictures of your projects.

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TXGRANDMA 11/20/2013 10:33AM

    Brenda...........I know it is so hard when you have just lost your parents. I remember when my Dad passed in 2009, 27 days before his birthday. We always celebrated our birthdays together when I was growing up, his was November 28 and mine, December 1st. This year, his birthday would have been on Thanksgiving. He always used to say that sometimes it worked out that way.
What you are doing, taking up new hobbies and trying to stay busy is the right thing to do. I'm surprised you aren't headed south in the RV for the winter? Maybe your Hubby isn't retired yet? You know Eileen and Roger are here in TX in the Valley. We would love to have you, too! Be sure and take a picture of your afghan when you are done! I want to see it! emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 11/20/2013 1:00AM

    Sometimes it is hard when you lose a loved one or loved ones. Just the fact that they are gone and you now have to find something to do. It is hard. Lost my husband this past February and now I am lost to what I am to do. So I know what you are going through.

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GRLTAZ 11/20/2013 12:19AM

Ebay sucks you in like amazon. I like the kindle books and mostly get the free ones. I can read them on my pc or reader. Sorry you lost both parents so close. Being retired can be fun as long as you find something to do. We have CASI here which is a senior center that is kind of like the ymca but with much more activities than just exercise. I keep trying to get mom off the pc long enough to check it out. We still like getting out to shop resale shops even if it is just window shopping. Michaels store has classes to learn new crafts also, which is fun. Take care. TC

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tough day Monday

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yesterday we both hubby and I had heart dr appt. I was having a good day nice sunny temp beautiful. then we get to the dr ( I was just there in July) got checked in they gave me papers to fill out med list pharmacy ect I was going along fine till I turned the paper and needed up date on family history I was still doing ok then at the last wording of the sentence parents if deceased if so at at what age Oh that hit me like a ton of bricks started to cry there in the waiting room . the nurse called our name in a few minutes and then took my B/P HA!!! 153 over 82 the Dr did ask if B/P runs that high I told him no and explained why it may be up and he understood . Any way we are both doing good in fact hubby doesn't need to see him any more just follow up with reg DR and me see in 8 months also he is retiring in Nov so I will be able to have the nice good Dr mom had in the hospital. Oh mine is nice and good too but this other one is young and good looking too LOL

I tried to think positive when we left but that sort of dampen my day.

But today is another beautiful day so I have been out in the garden for 3 hours cleaning up planting flowers .Good cheap( well not really I spend too much on flowers) Therapy LOL

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NORASPAT 5/26/2013 9:27PM

    BOOBERRY, My DH Dad died at 60 and at 60 DH had a physical including a tread mill test. The Dr was doing a thallium test and just a few minutes in to it he stopped the test and sent DG down to Portland for catheterization.
DH was totally withdrawn it was awful. It took a while to get beyond that but now he is over 15 years beyond his Dad so life is good again. It will be our 50th Wedding anniversary in August. We are still lovers, woohoo, way to go.
I did not recognize BOOBERRY and commented on what you said about food Then I went to the RV team and saw the same name. I thought you must have allergies, sorry I might have made a wrong assumption, forgive me. I will try to do better next time. HUGS Pat in Maine.

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SHARONSPARKLE 4/30/2013 11:15PM

    All in all I think you are doing really well with losing both your parents so recently. Most days will get better but there is no denying it sneaks up and hits you hit when you don't expect it. I hope today is better.

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Well I went and saved $$$$

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I have been looking for a new treadmill for a few weeks now my old one is still good but 8 years old and I wanted one with new tech stuff on it.

Finally a week ago or so we went to Sears I was looking at the Proform but found a Nordictrack C900 for less and a lot better but to find out 2 different brands but same Company. It was on sale at a great deal !

It has 32 different programs on it and ifit compatible, speed to 12 and incline to 15 and I am lovin it it has four shocks on each side . The ifit was sold separate so I waited a few days to buy it I was going to wait longer but I was on my emails one day and Sears left me one that they haven't seen me for a while and would $25 off a $50 or more purchase get me in the store well the ifit was $99 I also had 14.22 on my reward card so the 14.22 and 25 got me off $39.22 off the 99 so I think I did real well !

This will help me keep walking when it gets to hot out and to cold in the winter like today it is nice out but damp and the pollen count is up not good for the asthma.DS didn't have a treadmill so we gave him the old one and he was happy to get it.

tiring to stay heart healthy Brenda

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MZKYNDLY 5/16/2013 8:42AM

    I have been "hinting" to the hubz how a treadmill would make me happy enough to perhaps bake him a pie or something :P , would come in so handy during winter, my southern behind is not too keen on getting out in the snow! Congrats on saving moula, always a good thing :)

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SHARONSPARKLE 4/6/2013 12:54PM

    Oh, I envy you a lot! I really miss my treadmill for when I don't want to walk outdoors. The iFit sounds nice as well. Plus you saved lots of $$$ - a win, win situation!

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CHALLENGER15 4/5/2013 6:10AM

    Several good things here! 1. New treadmill 2. Saved $$$ 3. DS got a treadmill!


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DIANITAH 4/4/2013 10:19PM

    It really is nice to have something available besides tapes. I have terrible allergies and walking outside can be hard for me. I live in a building that recently built an exercise room. It's so nice to have the treadmills there.


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check your meds

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I am asking everyone to check the medicine when you have it filled I just got Mom's fill at Walmart checked it when I got over to their house I didn't recognize one of the pills looked closer and realized they gave her 100 MG of this pill instead of 10 MG 10x the dose could of been a dangerous situation if I didn't notice it SO PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR MEDICINE WHEN YOU GET IT FILLED. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 11/20/2013 9:27PM

    That is scary and deadly too. Glad that you checked. I had one that was not mine and took it back. Not sure how it got into my meds.

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MARGOMCP 12/7/2012 9:41AM

    I'm glad I just have asthma inhalers and common/generic stuff (thyroid) that is not likely to be done wrong and is color coded.

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RMSPARKLES 5/15/2011 5:48PM

    Thank you for the reminder! People are not perfect and everyone makes mistakes, including Pharmacists! emoticon

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