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Doctor Check-up

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I had a follow up appoitment with my doctor today. He said that my ear looks really good, and he told me to keep using my ear drops for 1 more week. I ended up with some sort of bacteria in my ear. It was good to hear that the ear is looking good!! I don't ever want an ear infection again!!

We are heading camping for the July Long Weekend, Sunday is Canada Day. So far Sunday is the only day that we arn't supposed to have rain emoticon
Last year it took forever for Summer to come too. I remember a few years ago we would have awesome weather from May til Oct. Now it seems we get a week here and there, then the rest of the time its raining or overcast. We may have to move somewhere hot!!! hahaha

I hope everyone is having a great day!

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CARLINICHOLE26 7/3/2012 7:04PM

    The weather was great for camping, minus the rain we got yesterday morning packing up! I hear its supposed to get to 26 degrees this weekend, my fingers are crossed!!!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/30/2012 4:35PM

    Have fun! So glad that your ear is better!

Comment edited on: 6/30/2012 4:36:45 PM

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GOOZLEBEAR 6/30/2012 2:04PM

    Hope you have a wonderful time and that the weather will cooperate!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAINS82 6/29/2012 12:47PM

    Have a great long weekend & enjoy the camping! I've still yet to get camping but if this rain ever leaves for more than 1 day at a time I'm going :)

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JAMIELOGICAL 6/29/2012 9:26AM

    Enjoy your long weekend! Hopefully the weather won't put too much of a damper on it.

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Summer Challenges

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Right now I am participating in 2 Summer Challenges. They are both keeping me busy. In one of my challenges this week the Fitness Challenge is Interval Training. Whew!! It's not easy!! I tried walking/ speed walking yesterday which went great. Today I did Interval Training on the Elliptical. I thought I was going to throw up, but it felt so good at the same time!! I really want to get to wonderland on the scale so I have to step up my physical activity. I also have to track everyday on the nutrition tracker..... its the weekends that always seem to get me!

I also tried another new thing today at physio..... from 11-12 there is a core strengthening and strech class. Today was the first day that I paticipated. It felt great, and I feel this will help me lose more inches! The more fitness I can get in the better!!

Have a great day everyone!

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KARENA228 7/5/2012 4:12PM

    Sounds Good! Keep up the good work!

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JERZGURL_NAN 7/4/2012 7:47AM

    It gets crazy some times, doesn't it. I added swimming and biking to my weekly routine. OH and the 5k training, which I must go to the gym in a few minutes to fit in for today. Fortunately the swimming and biking are not as sweaty and strenuous and I'm not struggling with those 'off-balance' feelings.
You are doing great - just stay focused and listen to your body - you'll continue to do great.

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JAMIELOGICAL 6/28/2012 12:32PM

    Sounds like you are definitely stepping it up and trying out new things, so you should start seeing results!

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KIMPY225 6/28/2012 9:40AM

    I know what you mean about the weekends! Keep up the great work!

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Ear Infection

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The last week hasn't been fun at all. I had to go to emergency last Monday morning, wait over and hour for a doctor, then have him send me home with an antibiotic for a mild ear infection. By Wednesday my ear infection was way worse, I had a constant pain going to my jaw. I made a doctors appoitment with my family doctor, and I got in pretty much right away. He was suprised to see how bad my ear infection was. It turns out I was misdiagnosed at the emergency room. I actually had an external ear infection that had gone all the way to my ear drum. OUCH! The doc put me on some pretty heavy antibiotics and ear drops. Within 2 days I was feeling way better.

Finally yesterday I could get back to my normal routine, I went to physio yesterday morning. It was hard to get back into it, but I felt great when I was done! Today I went for an awesome walk with my dog, we went up a hill I have not gone up since before surgery, then I came home and cut the lawn. I am so happy to be feeling better and getting back to normal life. I hope to never have an ear infection again!!!

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    I am so glad that is being taken care of!
To your continued health! emoticon

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JAMIELOGICAL 6/27/2012 9:35AM

    Glad to hear you are doing better! That sounds like a very not fun situation. I get external ear infections in my ears because I have eczema in my ear canals, so I can sympathize, but I have never had it get THAT bad.

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VAMANOS 6/26/2012 11:23PM

    What a terrible experience! So sorry you had to get worse before you got better--but glad you ARE feeling better now!

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KMKUCK 6/26/2012 8:10PM

    Those really really really really HURT!! I am so glad you are feeling better. emoticon

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JERZGURL_NAN 6/26/2012 7:03PM

    I am SO happy to hear that it was diagnosed properly and being treated well AND that it is behind you. What a horrible experience and set back. It's frightening to think what it could have become or done. the rest of your summer will be Fabulous!!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Why is it food is so delicious??? I track my food a lot of the time before I eat it, but it seems there is always more food to eat. The last three days haven't been very good. Tomorrow is a new day and I need to get back on track. The first weigh in of the Summer Challenge I signed up for is on Friday, so it's time to get serious! I am thankful for Sparkpeople and all the support of my Spark friends!!!


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JAMIELOGICAL 6/12/2012 9:16AM

    Ah, yes, food. Why must it torment us so? I usually try to set things up in such a way that eating more than what I've pre-tracked isn't really an option, but that doesn't always work.

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JERZGURL_NAN 6/12/2012 7:36AM

    I am happy to hear that you LOVE food because for me - that is a Plus.

The fact that we LOVE food and All foods - we have unlimited choices and don't ever have to feel deprived - there is always a delicious choice. I just have to remember that when my head says I want more food or I have a craving - WATER is my best friend and usually helps me get through those battles.

It's such a HEAD job - isn't it? BUT WE WILL DO THIS!!!

btw = I think I may be missing my Fri goal weight too - but counting on that making next weeks (week 1) weight better. It's ALL GOOD!!!

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    emoticon I know you can do this. Food is delicious! I love to eat-well hey guess that is why I am here emoticon I am excited about the challenge too! Titans are great and we will support each other through the weeks ahead!

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New-Old BBQ

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

A friend of ours was going to throw out their old BBQ, we took a look at it and said drop it off at our place, maybe we can fix it! They dropped it off a couple days ago, we cleaned it up, cleaned the burners out and put it back together. The BBQ lit right up with the electric start!! It burned great and nice and hot! Now we have a brand new BBQ. It is in great shape and the price was right!

I was just saying to Greg a couple weeks ago that we really needed a BBQ. I love grilling our meat. Most of the time we bake it, but with summer just around the corner we love to BBQ. We have a small BBQ we use for camping that we would also use in the yard. Now we can BBQ all the time! Last night we had Steaks, tonight its Pork Chops!

Happy Grilling everyone emoticon

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DAINS82 6/8/2012 3:56PM

    That's awesome! I bought one for camping this year and it's gotten a ton of use already...and we haven't been camping yet lol I love bbq'd food. So many options & the flavor is awesome! Enjoy the grilling!!

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CARLINICHOLE26 6/8/2012 1:07AM

    Thanks everyone, the bbq is working awesome! Tomorrow night is Chicken Thighs! I have never made kabobs but that is something I am going to try for sure :)

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KMKUCK 6/7/2012 8:27PM

    Awesome!!! I grill everything, veggies and meat. My family love kebabs. Everyone gets what they like, and we add fruits and veggies too! Enjoy!!!

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    emoticonI'll be right over!

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JAMIELOGICAL 6/6/2012 8:45PM

    I love having the grill for turkey burgers!

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ZOEANAEL 6/6/2012 7:36PM

    I wish I had one. But my boyfriend doesn't like to taste of bbq meat!!! Grilled meat is so delicious! Have fun grilling this summer. You sould try fish and veggies as well :)

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