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Weekend in Texas

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My DD called last night and suggested a spur of the moment visit to Amarillo. My oldest GDD is singing in a concert at the Civic Center and my DD wondered if we wanted to come. She didn't have to ask twice. I called my boss at home and asked for Thursday off. She knows how hard I have been working and didn't hesitate to say yes. So we are off bright and early for an 8 hour drive and a long weekend with my DD and her family. My DD has just spent a year at the Police Academy and now as a rookie police officer so we haven't seen each other in that time (except when dropping off the girls after their week in Colorado) so I am really excited. My biggest concern is that this is the first time I have taken my Spark People Program "on the road". My DD is a wonderful wife and mother but she is an old fashioned cook and I hope I can stay within my calorie range while I am there. I will do my best and take some food with me (fruit, yogurt, whole wheat bread) and buy some other things at her local grocery.

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TEDDYBEAR47 10/22/2009 4:48PM

    I know how you feel. My brother invited us to a cook out and I was so afraid that I would blow it, but everything worked out fine.Enjoy your self.It's not everyday you go see your DD.If you do over do it you can always work on it when you get back home.Good luck and hope you all have a good time.

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LOULOUBELLE2 10/22/2009 12:11PM

    Glad that you could get the day off so you could go. What a great reunion you'll all have.....Just enjoy this spur of the moment trip.

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OURELEE1 10/22/2009 10:22AM

  Have a great time!!!!!!!!

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RURAL3 10/22/2009 6:45AM

    What a fabulous spur of the moment trip. Have a blessed time with your family. I am sure you will be careful with your eating and get lost os hugs and kisses. Relax and enjoy.

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Busy Season at Work

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Work has been really busy the last few weeks, especially with this crazy flu season. I order all the meds for the clinic where I work and I train all the nurses so I have been going crazy trying to get flu vaccine and handling calls from the community about H1N1 - what are the symptoms?, what do I do if I have it?, when will I be able to get vaccinated? and on and on. I also am training a new nurse. It seems like I just don't stop all day. Well, the good side is that I got 13759 steps in yesterday!


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SCIGEEK 10/21/2009 8:55PM

    Incredible! Go you for all the steps and Thank you for being one of those kind folks that CAN answer those questions about the flu. Hope things can slow down for you in the near future or at least one slower day so you do not burn out or overwork and then get the flu yourself!

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ONMYWAYTOTHIN60 10/21/2009 4:47PM

    You are doing amazing, important work! and wow!!!!! 13000+ steps is awesome! emoticon

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RURAL3 10/21/2009 2:53PM

    You are a busy woman. It makes the weekend in the mountains so much sweeter I think. Thanks for being there for all the hurting people. They need a kind voice once in a while.

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GRANDMAZ23 10/21/2009 11:58AM

  Wow! You must have really been hopping around the office to get in over 6 miles! Good for you!!!
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LOULOUBELLE2 10/21/2009 10:42AM

    13759 steps......WOW, way to go...you are a busy "walking" gal.
Don't get that flu bug yourself so stay rested and drink that water....Yea, like I need to tell a nurse that!!!!!! emoticon

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Listening to my Body

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I was a little tired and slow yesterday. I think I may have overdone it with my hike this weekend. I think that it is good to challenge yourself but sometimes I go over the limit. Both my DH and my dog were kind of out of it yesterday so I think we all pushed our limit this weekend. Learning balance and moderation is a life long lesson for me. I get so enthusiastic I want to keep going, but my body needs time to refresh and regroup. So last night I went to bed early and slept well. Today I will just do my 30 min walk and see how I feel tomorrow. I also didn't eat as many calories over the weekend as I usually do and I lost 2 pounds just over the weekend. Today I was up those 2 pounds. I think my body is giving me a message "Hey, take it easy" I will try to listen.

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LOULOUBELLE2 10/20/2009 6:46PM

    You may have over done it but what a beautiful weekend you had to be up in the mountains. Just take it easy and be more careful the next time.

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RURAL3 10/20/2009 12:59PM

    I think it is good to push ourselves but also know that we have to take it easy the next day. I am sure those 2 lbs will be gone at your weigh in day.

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GRANDMAZ23 10/20/2009 8:36AM

  I think your body is right -- take it easy marathon woman! :-)
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Healthier, Stronger and Happier

Monday, October 19, 2009

I lost another 2 pounds and am thrilled. I am sitting here thinking..."what has been the key to success this time?" I know that Spark People has been elemental but I think an even more important factor has been that I am ready this time. I think when I hurt my back in June and couldn't get up, I got serious. I somehow realized that my life depends on my health (Now isn't that a sage statement? emoticon)

I have never been an active person, but when I started think of a life of total inactivity and being confined by a wheel chair I realized that things were serious. I know that God was with me that day when I read the newspaper article that mentioned Spark People and I signed up and spent the day setting up my page and reading, reading, reading.

Somehow, as I became more active, my depression lifted and I became even more active. The food changes have been slow and careful without an iota of deprivation. This life change is NOT about deprivation ... its about experiencing all that is out there, but in moderation.

I am also happy to know all of you out there are experiencing in your own way the same expansion of your lives as you get healthier, stronger and happier.

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GRANDMAZ23 10/19/2009 10:14AM

  I couldn't agree with you more! The changes I've made since joining Spark People mirror the changes you've made. Spark and all the other people who offer support are responsible for getting me on the right track, but I'm responsible for staying on it!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 10/19/2009 9:00AM

    I am glad that it is working for you, you sound happy and healthy

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I Surprised Myself

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My DH and I went for a mountain hike with our dog Buck this weekend. I did a whole lot better than I thought I would. We went up a trail called Donner Pass Trail in the Roosevelt Forest. We walked about a mile straight up - It seemed straight up but actually was a rise of 600 feet in one mile. We went from 8400 feet to 9000 feet and then back down. I did it without having to sit and rest at any point. I actually enjoyed it. Wow, exercise for fun and without whining.

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SCIGEEK 10/18/2009 9:50PM

    Good for you! It sounds like a great workout and a great time.

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RURAL3 10/18/2009 9:32PM

    That is so awesome. I am jealous of your beautiful mountains. You are so amazing. I love to hear that exercise is fun. I know it isn't always.

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FOTOMAKR 10/18/2009 9:02PM

    Sounds exciting and fun! Wish we had mountains.

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