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I am adjusting..!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ok things arent how i like them.. hubby after many years of being off weekends..(by the way hes 62) now he has to work weekends.. and only ONE day off.. which is thursday.. ok i am dealing with it.. and we refinanced the house.. so payments are a lot lower and we will never pay off the house.. oh well .. and tried to lower the cable by going with dish but we still have a year to go on contract.. and the lowest it looks like we can go .. and still not many stations.. is 67 dollars.. now that sucks.. we have only family type channels.. and not much else.. i am pissed at that.. but ok.. will deal.. and cut lower.. also went with Metro Pcs.. pay as you go.. and its not too bad.. cause can use my phone for interest too.. so cutting 50 dollars.. so thats one good thing.. so we still dont know how much hubby is getting paid.. so thats what is bugging us.. but hey i am dealing..
I am still walking and doing other exercises and keeping busy so i dont get too frustrated.. the one good thing.. my son and his gf is going to give us some help so we can watch movies and some shows we cant get.. they will work it out for us.. so have to keep going and think positive that things happen for a reason and we will make it thru no matter what.. !!
I have lost inches.. dont know about pounds since i dont have a scale.. so not to worry i know i will get back to my weight i was at!

  
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TRUCKERWIFE2 7/30/2012 9:31AM

    Can understand your frustration. Went from one income to half that within a month 4 1/2 years ago. Finally getting credit back on track. Hope all goes well.

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VONBLACKBIRD 7/26/2012 7:43AM

    My retirement came early for me with having to go on disability..my income was cut in half...Hubby's company closed but thankfully got a new job which was out of town though but paid really well. Thankfully our house had been paid for several years before all this happened..Then with hubby working off and hating it, we decided it was almost time for him to take early retirement..so he worked like crazy for 2 more years at this new place and we pinched pennies so much and got all our bills entirely paid off in 2 years..except for one vehicle payment. We then took one of our money market funds and had a payment sent to us each month which was the amount of the vehicle payment..so he got to retire at 63. He is 66 now and I'm 61 and we both do not regret it...we still pinch pennies and have remodeled the entire house ourselves only when we had extra money to pay for the supplies..we have one bathroom left and will get it completed soon. We raise our own garden now and have a flock of chickens for eggs and hubby hunts for meat each fall and winter..We never go out to eat now but eat healthier. I shop only the sales at the local grocery. Since we live 50+miles from nearest Walmarts or large town, we only shop over there once a month for necessities and then we usually stock up..We keep ourselves involved in our home and craft projects and family and church activities. And we both love life. Oldest son paid for a motel room to come down to visit this past June..so life is good.

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ROIETMOM 7/25/2012 4:50PM

  We've had to cut expenses quite a lot in the past couple of years. It's hard and it gets tiring not being able to do some of the things friends can. I think your consistency with your exercise will help relieve the stress. emoticon

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NESARIAN 7/25/2012 1:20PM

    Great attitude! you can do this!

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MEXGAL1 7/25/2012 1:15PM

    Yes you WILl get to the weight you want...know that you can do it!

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Changes are hard..

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Well another change.. hubby used to get weekends off.. so now that wont be any more.. new boss sent him home early yesterday.. about 12.. and hes off today.. also sounds like he wont be getting the same pay.. soooooooooooooo changes.. did refinancing on house... cel phoneso house payment will be lower.. and now getting cel phones lower price per month and internet too.. then we will lower bill on cable.. not as many stations and all.. also.. truck will be paid off soon so that will help. Hubby is going down to SS office to see if he can get social security and how much can he make per month and not go over..so he might retire and work just part time.
Its a lot to take in and deal with.. and i know it will be ok.. but hard to deal with.. so i was sleeping good now i am not.. i guess evern thou hubby told me not to worry.. i am.. i cant help it..!! Life goes on and i just want hubby not to work too hard and to be happy.. i worry about him too..

  
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TRUCKERWIFE2 7/21/2012 9:55AM

    Dh lost his job 4 years ago and got a new job within a month at half the pay. If you have credit cards many of them will help you with hardship programs. I've paid off one of them this way and will have the other paid off within the year. Most creditors are willing to work with people than taking it the shorts. Hope everything works out for you. emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 7/19/2012 12:59PM

    Oh Geri it seems you and I are rowing the same boat. Worker's compensation stopped my check (still hurt they have not even attempted to fix my back or knee) so my income is 0 until January. So all the bills fall on my DH now who also draws his disability.

Like you we are now using the pay as you go cell phones from Wal-mart and that alone saved us 79.00 a month, we cut off the cable and are using an antenna and our Netflex, we are not driving my car at all so no gas there, we are refinancing the other newer car so that payment will go down 200.00 and we are just cutting corners all we can.

Now we are talking more, reading more, playing cards and a few board games and it is wonderful.

Don't let the change get to your health and I will start sending up prayers. Just think back in the day, EVERYONE got along fine with old fashion antenna's outside the house with only about 6 channels, there were NO cell phones or computers and I think we were healthier for it.

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Only thing I refused to give up was the internet........heck all my friends live on it.

Chin up gal, love ya dearly. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 7/19/2012 10:43AM

    So sorry for the changes...changes can be so hard. By the way, last time I was in the states having a hard time sleeping I found an over the counter aide that really helped me. It's a chewable tablet called midnite. All natural ingredients. You might try it.
best of everything to you!
sallie


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RMKMGMGM04 7/19/2012 10:16AM

    Changes are indeed very tough! Especially when your used to something for so long. With lowering your bills and doing a refi, just think, you'll be able to spend more time with your wonderful hubby:) It will all work out in the end.

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Update info..

Monday, July 16, 2012

Well went thru a lot lately not knowing what is going on with hubbys job and all.. and boy i couldnt stop thinking at night.. not just about that but so many other things. But i kept busy doing yard work and other things and got thru it. Now hubby is back to work today with new boss. The good thing he used to work for him and they get along good and he always said he was welcomed back to work for him any time.. So far he is working and the only thing i dont know is what pay he is getting and if they still want him to order and all the other things he used to do. Well see! I have faith all will go good and we will make it thru. So life is good and i am going to get back to normal with exercising and all.. i have lost a little so makes me feel good to keep going.

  
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VONBLACKBIRD 7/17/2012 8:25AM

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MEXGAL1 7/16/2012 9:57PM

    So glad to hear you are doing well!

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PAULALALALA 7/16/2012 11:37AM

    So glad to hear things are working out! emoticon

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Bad News!~

Friday, June 08, 2012

Hubby Just found out today that the restaurant he works at and has been working for over 20 years might be closing in August.. His boss told him today. So i am trying not to think too much about it.. I know he can work at a place in our town.. he used to work both places and the place in town the owner really liked him and said he could come back any time to work... or the owner of the building of the other place might want him to run it.. not sure what will happen yet.. so not tying to worry. I know we will make it thru no matter what happens.. we are in our 60s and soon we were going to retire.. not that we are ready for that thou.. !
So the good thing today is i did a 7 mile walk with my dog.. and feels good to be able to do that!!! so will keep working out and not let anything get to me..!!

  
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TRUCKERWIFE2 7/16/2012 8:56AM

    Haven't heard from you in a while. Hope everything is going ok emoticon

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MEXGAL1 6/9/2012 8:08AM

    sorry to hear about your DH.
nice getting in that big walk.
Have a great day.

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RORYLYONS 6/8/2012 10:31PM

    Sorry to hear that dh will be out of work soon,,These are tough times for everyone indeed, I hope he finds somewhere else to work and not be out of a job long. I will say a prayer it will go well for you...Hang in there... emoticon

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TEAPOT57 6/8/2012 8:57PM

    You are very up beat and positive that is good . Keep up your positive attitude and continue on your journey of your weight loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LBAWEEK 6/8/2012 8:02PM

    Hang in there. Remember it is always possible to look at situations like this down the road, and realize the reason they happened. All the best.

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SHARPISTOL 6/8/2012 7:26PM

    I am so sorry! I pray that things work out, for you, and your husband. At least, you are trying to keep stress out of your life; and continue on your SparkPeople journey. I will keep you, and your husband, in my thoughts and prayers. My best wishes!

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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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