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Feeling Groovy

Friday, February 19, 2010

I feel so good. I've been off my antidepressant for a week and have been worried the cloud would come back but so far so good. I feel strong, powerful, good. I am so glad I have started taking care of myself. Exercise is so essential. It really helps lift my mood.
Depression has been part of my life for so long, I can hardly believe that I am feeling the way I am without any drugs. I will keep an eye on my mood but I believe that if I stay motiviated, focused and active I can stay un depressed. Wish me luck.

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MSROXIE2002 2/24/2010 12:33PM

    Wow!! I want to be at that point one day. Let us know how it is going. I have thought about it but haven't quite dare do it. Maybe I will try cutting it in half first.

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BRATS4 2/20/2010 11:14PM

    you CAN do it.i am praying for you and know you will do fine.

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ASPENHUGGER 2/20/2010 6:35PM

    Good for you! I wouldn't dare get off mine, at least not in the winter. I hope you never need to take that medication again!

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OURELEE1 2/19/2010 4:48PM

  You are doing great!

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RURAL3 2/19/2010 4:29PM

    You absolutely can do this without any doubt. Don't worry about it at all. Just stay focused and you will be fine. You have done so well Nancy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MTNGRL 2/19/2010 12:36PM

    I know I always feel better after I exercise. I am so glad you are doing so well.

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GAEA3070 2/19/2010 8:07AM

    emoticon for you! How did you do this? What antidepressants were you on? OMG! What an accomplishment! I'm pulling for you, DAISYBELL!

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GABY1948 2/19/2010 8:06AM

    Nancy, I do wish you luck and prayers. Don't LOOK for the cloud though...just keep moving!

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The Beat Goes On....La de da de da

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tonight I go to my 2nd Beginning Masters class. I'm really looking forward to it. I can wear my new heart rate monitor. The chest strap doesn't even show under my swim suit. I don't really burn a lot of calories in the class because I only end up swimming about 20 min of the hour...or at least that's what happened last week. I used the monitor this morning for my Cardioke session on Exercise TV and I burned 340 calories in 24 minutes. I burned 600 last Friday in the spin class...Wow, who would have known. I can't wait to do that again on Friday.

I must have had 16 people at work today notice my weight loss and comment on it. My body must have made some kind of subtle adjustment so my shape looks better or I should never throw away the outfit I have on. lol.

The forecast says snow all weekend so I don't know if I'll be able to trek in the mountains this weekend but I can do my dance DVD or walk with Leslie.

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ASPENHUGGER 2/19/2010 11:38PM

    That's pretty awesome! I'd like to be able to keep track of how many calories I'm burning when I exercise. I think I have a very inflated idea of how much I accomplish when I'm exercising, which leads me to be sloppy about my diet. What's the name of that monitor?


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GABY1948 2/18/2010 8:07PM

    You DID get one...I haven't gotten one yet. Which one did you get and where did you get it from Nancy?
Can't wait to hear!

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MTNGRL 2/18/2010 5:45PM

    Wow, that is pretty impressive. What kind of heart rate monitor is it? I didn't realize you could wear them in the water. Terrific job!

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MARJIJANE 2/18/2010 4:28PM

    You are doing an amazing job! I think I should add a heart monitor, as well! I really have not given that much thought...as I was struggling for quite a while (seemed like forever). Now that I am back on track, I have a more optimistic view of what comes next and your blog helped me see that I am missing out on so many options!

Thank you for being such a great example and friend!

Marjorie emoticon

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Financial Planning

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Its been a busy week and I haven't been able to Spark as much as usual but I'm back now. The best thing I did was to visit with our financial planner and finalize the plans we have made for me to retire in December. Everything is in place and I feel confident about our decision. I am especially happy that I will be entering this new stage of my life more fit than I have ever been. We are even going to try to get me Long Term Care insurance. I was turned down a few years ago because of my health and weight status. Everything has improved so much that we are going to give it another try. I am still in the obese category and my degenerative disc disease and spinal fusion are still present so I might not get it, but we are going to try.

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ASPENHUGGER 2/18/2010 12:02PM

    We share the degenerative disc disease, and I sure wish neither of us had it! I've been down for the count for a week now -- unable to walk or do other exercise, all because I sat in folding chairs at my grandkids' dance recitals. And despite two visits to the chiropractor. It feels a bit better today, maybe I'm on the road to recovery, and exercising! emoticon

Hope yours isn't bothering you at the moment!


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RURAL3 2/17/2010 2:28PM

    The time between now and December will go by so quickly. I am very excited for you since I know how wonderful it is. Especially if you keep active. With the warm weather coming it will be here before you know it. emoticon emoticon

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OURELEE1 2/17/2010 2:08PM

  We were able to get long term insurance for husband had open hearst surgery 18 years ago but, he could not get regular health insurance because of coumdin that he take. Go figure.

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LOULOUBELLE2 2/17/2010 10:19AM

    emoticonWay of planning.....and to retire so that you can spend more time at the cabin next year. Let me know how you make out with that long term care...I was turned down for the same reasons......
Your getting ready to write a new chapter in your life. emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/17/2010 10:02AM

    You can't get what you don't try for. Good luck on your retirement plans.

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Is it Maturity or Old Age?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Yesterday was an off day for me. I hadn't slept well for a couple of nights in a row and I was very tired. As the old saying goes - HALT when you are Hungry, Angy, Lonely or Tired. I was hungry and tired -- I ate over my limit and only did my strength training, no cardio.

Well, in my "maturity" in this program, I am putting that behind me and doing my regular routine today after a good night's sleep. I should have just gone to bed last night, but I didn't. Today, I am back on program. Older and Wiser.


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MTNGRL 2/16/2010 6:52PM

    Old age, something I aspire to reach! Maturity I think is just beyond me, lol! emoticon

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BOVEY63 2/16/2010 11:51AM

    That's the way to do it - put it behind you.
Have a wonderful day!

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RURAL3 2/16/2010 11:16AM

    Maturity rules. There is something to be said for "old age". emoticon

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OURELEE1 2/16/2010 11:13AM

  Listen to your body. Have a good day.

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Winter in the Mountains

Monday, February 15, 2010

It was a cold snowy, blowy weekend at the cabin. I did trek for an hour on Saturday but it was cold, snowy and icy. I took one really hard fall on the ice so I decided not to go out on Sunday which was even colder (22), snowier and blowier than Saturday. So I sat by the fire and read on Sunday. Even without exercising on Sunday I lost 2 lbs this week.

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So I read, finished entering January in our budget and started arranging our files for submitting our 2009 takes, oops I mean taxes. So it was a productive day. It was good to get home and see some of the Olympics. I really admire those athletes.

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GABY1948 2/15/2010 7:03PM

    emoticon emoticon You have had an awesome week, Nancy! That is the way to do it!

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