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Upbeat and Optimistic

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This has been a great week. I stayed the same weight but all my clothes fit better and I have a figure which is becoming ever more "girly". I ordered a Speedo swimsuit on line and according to the measurements I ordered a 16 and when it came in it fit! I really can't believe it! I will be wearing it tonight when I try my first beginning master's swimming class. I hope I can keep up.

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I have so much energy and enthusiasm and its been this way all week, all month, all year! I checked my BP a minute ago and it was 121 / 72.

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RURAL3 2/12/2010 11:38AM

    You are doing so great Nancy. I am so proud of you. I hope to be back online sometime this weekend.

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GABY1948 2/11/2010 8:03PM

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GMEAN2055 2/11/2010 7:09PM

    It is so nice to feel and look good at the same time. Way to go. Keep up the good work. IT sure pays off.

gail

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MERISTY25 2/11/2010 7:01PM

    Way to go!!! emoticon

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WooHoo!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The doctor stopped my bp med. I need to check my bp at home daily and call back if it goes above 140 over 90, but I am bp med free!

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He wants me to stay on the antidepressant for another month because he only wants to make one change at a time. I agree. I am taking only a half dose now so I think I will be able to stop it in a month.

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It is even better to see the inside of my body change than the outside. My Blood Sugar and cholesterol have been normal for a couple of months and now my BP is coming into line. I feel great! Thanks to Spark People and all of you who keep me motivated and supported!

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GABY1948 2/10/2010 7:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so proud of you!

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HINOTO 2/10/2010 6:38PM

    Congratulations! that is great news about your BP medicine!


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MTNGRL 2/10/2010 12:37PM

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Good news!

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GRANDMAAMIE 2/10/2010 9:52AM

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OURELEE1 2/10/2010 9:46AM

  Best news a person could get.

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BLUEGOOSE2 2/10/2010 8:57AM

  I am so happy for you. emoticon emoticon

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GRANNY1972 2/10/2010 8:49AM

    Congrats on a great doctor visit!! You're doing awesome!!

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PEGGYMAS1 2/10/2010 8:26AM

    good going I knew you could do it emoticon

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OHYESITSME1 2/10/2010 7:36AM

    emoticon is right! Congratulations! That is amazing and fantastic!

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Getting off Meds

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

My blood pressure has been below normal for the last 2 weeks and I have been getting dizzy when I stand up quickly. I have cut out the diuretic from my bp med (per MDs advice) and am now wondering if I need to stop the bp med entirely. I have also cut my antidepressant in half for the last 2 weeks and am still feeling great. So...today I see the MD to see if I can get off these meds.



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RURAL3 2/10/2010 11:44AM

    Fantastic emoticon

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RURAL3 2/9/2010 2:44PM

    WooHoo wouldn't that be great!

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GABY1948 2/9/2010 11:48AM

    That is wonderful and a wonderful side effect of health! That is really what keeps me straight...staying off the meds that I have gotten off. Let us know, Nancy!

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LKWQUILTER 2/9/2010 11:18AM

    That is great news!! Got my fingers crossed for you.

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MTNGRL 2/9/2010 10:54AM

    Wow, you are doing such a great job. I hope the doctor agrees!

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LINDA25427 2/9/2010 9:38AM

    That great news hope you can get off meds .

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HINOTO 2/9/2010 9:22AM

    That's good news that you might be able to cut out your meds! let us know!


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SANDYHD 2/9/2010 9:16AM

    Fabulous! Good job on your success and kudos on working with your doctor to safely reduce/eliminate medications.....

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ANNIENTX 2/9/2010 9:15AM

    Good Morning!
WOW! What good news! You get to the doctor asap. You don't need to be taking something you don't need but don't be surprised if he just gives you less. You don't want your blood pressure to be jumping up and down. I tried cutting my 'crazy' pill in half but I found myself being a bit 'nasty' and crying.
I picked it back up. My goal is to lose all my prescription meds: 'crazy' pill; high blood pressure; chloresterol... Wouldn't it be nice!!! ???
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PEGGYMAS1 2/9/2010 7:48AM

    good news keep up the good work emoticon

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DARIENB 2/9/2010 7:45AM

    That is awesome! I am hoping to get off my meds as well. Good job!

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Taking Care of ME

Monday, February 08, 2010

This weekend I decided to take off a few days for myself. I told DH I wanted -- no needed-- some personal time. I said I wanted to stay home instead of go to the cabin. He didn't really understand, but he packed up Bucky and Midi (our dog and cat) and went to the mountains alone.

I have spent (maybe wasted) a lot of time wishing I was already retired. I am so tired of working and having no time during the week to do the things I want. I love going to the cabin, but it means I don't have time on the weekend to do things in town, like shop, have coffee with friends, go to the gym, etc. My life is good, but I want to be retired.

So this weekend I pretended I was retired. I got up when I wanted, stayed on the computer as much as I wanted, exercised when I wanted, went to the gym when I wanted, shopped when I wanted, cooked new recipes when I wanted, watched movies when I wanted, called friends when I wanted....You get the idea. I did what I wanted when I wanted. It was great! I missed my DH and animal friends, but I took care of me.

I feel refreshed and renewed! I am actually ready to go to work today. I think this weekend will keep me going for another month. Maybe every 4 to 6 weeks I need to take a weekend off for me. Then in December I'll know what to do when I retire!

I also want to think about a VERY part time volunteer position that would fulfill my need to help others but allow me to go to our cabin whenever we want. I am definitely retirement dreaming but not as frantically as before.

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ASPENHUGGER 2/9/2010 12:17PM

    emoticonWe are so used to doing what needs to be done, and doing for everyone else that we often don't think about taking time for ourselves. Well done!

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RURAL3 2/8/2010 4:07PM

    Hmmmmm I am retired but your weekend sounded much better than mine. LOL I don't seem to get to do stuff when I want. emoticon Oh now I think I get it...you sent DH and the animals away. emoticon You weren't retired silly. You were on vacation. emoticon emoticon

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MTNGRL 2/8/2010 2:45PM

    Congratulations on doing this. We so often forgot about ourselves. You describe my day pretty well. Being retired is wonderful and I enjoy not being on anyone's schedule but mine. DH and finally taking the time to work on ourselves instead of for someone else. Renewing yourself was a wonderful gift you gave to Daisy! emoticon

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HINOTO 2/8/2010 10:13AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Taking time out to do things for YOU is something you should do more often. It's always so refreshing :)

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GABY1948 2/8/2010 8:56AM

    That's emoticon we all need something to look forward to...good for you, Nancy

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MMAZZIE 2/8/2010 8:37AM

    emoticon emoticon..Great idea!!...Sometimes.no most of the time we forget we need to treat ourselves the way we would treat others.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
emoticonGood Luck! emoticonI hope you do take the time to emoticonand take some emoticonfor yourself... emoticon emoticon

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Swim Like a Fish

Friday, February 05, 2010

I've been really enjoying my Friday morning swim at the Rec Center. When I was younger (about 50 years ago!....really 50 years ago!) I was on a swim team and I used to dive. About 25 years ago I was on a synchronized swimming team. But I haven't been swimming for about 10 years. I started swimming for fun every Friday morning a few months ago and my stroke and my endurance are coming back. I decided a few weeks ago that I would join the Thursday evening Masters preparation class at the pool. Well, for the last 2 Thursdays I just completely forgot about it on Thursday night. So, today I put in a Spark appointment to help me remember. Duh! I hope I don't forget to bring my swim gear when I drive over there!

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ENUFF81020 2/6/2010 12:57AM

    Hi there,
I love my work at the pool, it is so calming for my back and I can actually hold myself upright and walk. I am on my 5th week and have gotten so much stronger that I know I'll get back to where I was and better before long. It is so good to hear another person have the same experiences with this. Keep up the good work and share any new ideas you get for additional things for water workouts!!
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RURAL3 2/5/2010 12:58PM

    And you can get an extra point for that and the benefit of the exercise and fun of doing it. I am still trying to find a place to swim in the winter here. Small town problems. emoticon

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Great idea putting it in Spark Appointment. I just starting doing that myself.
I can float, that is about it, lol!

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GABY1948 2/5/2010 8:06AM

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Seriously, I envy you! Good going, Nancy

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