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I am trying so hard!~~

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I plan ahead each day to exercise and what i am going to eat..and I am eating much better and much less. Sometimes i mess up but its not a lot. The hard thing is by the end of the day..My legs hurt a lot.! My hamstring on both legs and the joint on the front too.. i am not going to give up.. i am finally going to get to soak in a hot tub with my gf when she gets hers next week and i am hoping that will help me.
I did a walk run work out video and finally running a lot more, which i am so happy about. On Sundays Husband and i are going bike riding and i am trying to go faster and longer, not trying to over do it but i want to be able to go 60 mins like i used to do. Its so hard when you feel like you have to start over and then you have pain as well.. i know its arthritis since i had so many falls, so now just have to work thru it and get much better..! I Know i will do this.. and i am blessed to have hubby to help me !

  
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PAULALALALA 6/4/2012 9:49AM

    You really do have determination to be working through the discomfort! I can totally relate to the no insurance and no dr. issue. How nice that your friend is getting a hot tub this week! and that you'll get to soak in it! I've heard the warm water is very comforting to those with arthritis.

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MEXGAL1 5/31/2012 8:15PM

    Just keep doing the best you can and that will make you at least feel like you are accomplishing something.
best of everything to you.
Sallie

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SAM60SUMTHINK 5/31/2012 11:35AM

    Ah, I understand how it is to have pain and still persevere!! It's a tough battle. You ARE fortunate to have a helpful partner in that husband of yours, too! When we keep doing 'what is right... to the best of our ability' we can feel good just DOING that! I'm cheering for you!! You can do it!

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TEAPOT57 5/31/2012 11:34AM

    Hi Geri,
Please don't push yourself so that you could be laid up for a good amount of time. I thought you were going to see a Doctor for some testing . There are no Free Clinics in the area that you could attend ?
I am so happy you lost the weight that you have but I really think you push yourself way to hard you don't want to over do and not be able to exercise at all. You seem to be hooked on exercising but you can push yourself sometimes to hard. You look real nice in your pictures so how much more weight are you hoping to lose.
Take Care of yourself wouldn't want to see anything happen to you.
Love Ya


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GREENEYEDGIRL4 5/31/2012 10:20AM

    It sounds like you are doing the best you can. Just take it day by day, and if you mess up a little, acknowledge it and move on.

My mom is in your position right now as far as insurance. She is one year away from medicare, but has medical issues going on right now and has to pay cash. She has little money also. I feel so badly for people without insurance.

Take care and keep at it.

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CLASSYLADYMAY 5/31/2012 9:30AM

    The hard thing is we dont have a doctor .. no insurance.. and not a lot of money so doing the best that i can..

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DOLLFACEDX 5/31/2012 9:14AM

    you CAN do it. . .but you should address the pain. . .if realy arthritis, a doc can help you. . .if over-strain, you need to slow down and/or pamper your legs a bit. . .the pain will slow you down in the end - deal with it 8-))

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My Birthday is tomorrow !!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

And i will be turning 61! would you believe it..?? Me its just a number.. and i feel so much younger !!I can do a lot for my age .. ride bikes. and run.. not as much.. working on that..play ball.. and now back to losing weight again.. and i feel like my clothes are looser and i know i am losing.. slowly which is good..! And then having my birthday too well i am planing ahead and not going to over eat and i am going to have fun!! We all have expectations for our birthday..maybe i used to but now as long as i have my hubby with me i am happy!! This year we are taking the 2 granddaughters with us out of town for the day then out to dinner.. so at least i know we will have them with us if not one else shows up..So i am happy and getting older isnt so bad you do have to work harder in losing.. but its all worth it to live a better life..!

  
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PAULALALALA 5/4/2012 12:58PM

    Happy Birthday! And I hope you have a wonderful time with your husband and Granddaughters!
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TEAPOT57 5/3/2012 9:21PM

    Happy Birthday dear friend, You have got to be so proud of yourself of the weight you lost and the accomplishments you have made. I wish you a very Happy Birthday and many more. Have a real nice time with your husband and Granddaughters. Enjoy something sweet weather it be ice cream or cake . Have fun and enjoy yourself you more then deserve it.
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MEXGAL1 5/3/2012 5:33PM

    Happy Birthday! I turned 60 in February.....not so bad as you say, but definately takes more work to lose weight and keep it off. that is one of the biggest complaints on my part of aging.
Just trying to age gracefully!
Sallie

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I am finally getting back where I was !!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I have been doing so much better with food. Not eating emotionally and much better ! Exercising more and a little harder. I haven't told this but I gained some of the weight I lost with bad eating. Being depressed since ham string made it hard to exercise . So things are much better now and I finally feel like I am getting back to we're I was. Going to take time but I know I will do this and keep the weight off. I think positive and don't think about about weight. Nummbers don't matter it's how I feel and how good my clothes fit. I try not to over think things either cause for Meccan make things harder. So I am on my way and I am so happy !!!!


  
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CHANGING4ME49 4/29/2012 9:01AM

    We all fall off track from time to time. Remember this is a journey. Whenever we have a bad moment, day, week or month, we just need to dust ourselves off, get back up and keep moving forward. That is half the battle. I am so glad you are back on your way. You CAN do this my friend!!

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/28/2012 1:26PM

    yes be positive...you can do this..Hugs. barb

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MEXGAL1 4/27/2012 1:00PM

    Woo Hoo! So glad that you are feeling better and back on track.
You can do it for sure!
Have a great week end.
Sallie

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TEAPOT57 4/26/2012 11:12PM

    Hi Geri,
I am sorry to hear that you were going though a depression. I know how that feels seeing I have fought it since 1990 after all of my surgery's. I have been on a antidepressant since mid 1990. Exercise does help it's hard when you are unable to .
I am so happy that you are fighting your emotionally eating habits. I f any one can do it you can you are a strong women seeing where you began and where you are now.
You will make your goal.
Love Ya Lorraine

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BENTONHEALTHY 4/26/2012 10:30PM

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LINDA! 4/26/2012 9:36PM

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Frustration

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I have been having Hamstring problems.. and its from a bad fall i had like 3 or more years ago..so its no fall recently and thats frustrating cause i cant do the running and all like i used to do..the good thing i can walk and do house work and all i just cant over do it..so the best thing i can do is work on food which i am big time and being a accountability buddy with my husband and gf..so at least i am doing that, and trying to exercise when i am feeling good.. the good thing is i can sleep.. i do have to take baths sometimes and run myself down with some ben gay or something so it could always be worse.. I never give up but boy i think i was so depressed for awhile.. now have to get going and get ready for the summer!!!

  
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VONBLACKBIRD 4/16/2012 11:01AM

    I feel so for your pain you are feeling. And yes you are special too. Big hugs.

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LINDA! 4/15/2012 6:39PM

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TEAPOT57 4/11/2012 7:57PM

    Geri so sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your hamstrings. You have the right frame of mind to work on other things that you can do for yourself. Sorry to hear that this depressed you I pray you are on the road to happier days. You have come so far in your weight loss . You should be very proud of yourself I know I am for what you have accomplish. Just do what you can until your hamstring heals completely and don't over due. Hugs and Love Lorraine

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MEXGAL1 4/11/2012 6:27PM

    And you are special too. You can do this. Hope you get up to speed and back into what activities you love.
Sallie

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Having a hard time.. but not giving up..!~

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Well things are much better.. daughter and kids moved out.. now me and hubby have house to ourselves! I sized down big time so dont have as much stuff as i used to.. going to have a garage sale soon to get rid of a lot. But the hard thing is the back of my legs. Like my thighs all the way to my butt.. its like they feel sore. I have fallen so many times i am figuring i have arthritis now cause where i was most affected from falls. But dont know for sure.. so i am still exercising and stretching a lot.. and see if can work thru it but sometimes it makes it hard to sleep. I have to use a Ben Gay type of stuff to make it easier to sleep and take baths.. But i wont give up and will work and work until i lose.. !! Now i so understand how a lot of you feel when you have health problems and cant work out like you want.. ! When there is a will there is a way..

  
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TEAPOT57 3/15/2012 11:47PM

    Okay you need to be careful that you don't do more damage . If you could get checked out it would be best . Although exercise is good for arthritis because I have it in my spine and if I exercise I don't have any pain. You might be over doing it so be careful.
Take it easy and don't over due.
Hugs and Love Lorraine

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TANYA210 3/15/2012 6:50PM

    I am sorry to hear about your legs. I love you attitude. You are a fighter so I know you will exceed. Never give up. You are an inspiration to us all.

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BENTONHEALTHY 3/15/2012 4:42PM

    I hope it resolves soon. Your fighting attitude will help you get through. I wish you the best.

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VONBLACKBIRD 3/15/2012 10:53AM

   
Having RA I have had to deal with pain in my joints and bones since I was 38 and I'm 61 now. If you can get to a doctor and have them prescribe Voltaren gel you will find that it will help you alot. It is a rub on but is like asprin (which I can no longer take) and is absorbed through your skin instead of your stomach..and it goes directly to your joints, muscles and bone pains. My hubby uses it on bee stings to bring the swelling down as well..it is prescription but it seems to work for me. As we age, it gets harder and harder for our bodies to bounce back..keep up with the exercise..I know when I give in to the pain and rest rather than move, then it gets harder the next time around. I can't take most meds today for pain or inflamation or for the RA but I do also have a perscription for Tramadol which is a non narcotic pain med which won't hurt my tummy..so these are some suggestions. Stretching is the best I have found and just getting out and walking..Do something for your mental health as well..get a good hair cut or manicure or pedicure or just go outside and meditate. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Hugs. Barb

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MEXGAL1 3/15/2012 10:50AM

    So glad that you have your home back....woo hoo! Now is the time to form your new routines and habits for a healthy and happy life. You deserve it! I sure can identify with the aches and pains as I age. Not fun. I have arthritis as well. And I do not like to take westtern meds as the side effects are worst than the pain.
Exercising helps!
Have a great Thursday!
Sallie

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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/15/2012 10:10AM

    It makes a difference when you can make you life simpler. I'm glad you are still trying even though your legs are painful. Keep working hard and talk to your doctor. There might be a simple reason for your leg issues. I'm really proud on how you've come along and work through everything. Hope you do great with your yard sale! emoticon

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