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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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Spinning Class

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spinning was great! I wasn't sure I could do it but I stayed thru the whole class and was soaking wet when it was over. I think I will go to this class every Friday morning before going to the cabin and go to the Master's class on Thursday evening. It's fun to try different things!

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Mmmm....what can I try next?

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RURAL3 2/15/2010 3:03PM

    Imagine all the possibilities. How much of this can you do now that you couldn't before? emoticon You are an amazing woman who will try it all and accomplish what she sets out to do. emoticon

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MTNGRL 2/15/2010 12:36PM

    Sounds like fun. Great to mix it up!

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HINOTO 2/14/2010 11:09PM

    How fun! I've always wanted to try a spinning class!

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Swim Class

Friday, February 12, 2010

I love to swim and am an ok swimmer. So I decided to improve my stroke and went to a beginning Masters Swim Class last night. I had a ball. They were just starting a new series so last night was the first Freestyle class. All I learned was freestyle swimming posture....and wow! did my stroke improve. It was great. I had a ball and can't wait to go again next week.

Also, my old swimsuit that I have been using to swim an hour of laps every Friday morning was falling off my shoulders (It was a size 24). So I went online and checked the measurements at Speedo and ordered a size 16 lap swimming suit. It fit and felt wonderful. My shoulders were free and I didn't have to think about my swimsuit at all!

A really big thing is that I felt comfortable walking around the deck. I know I am not slim, but I felt healthy and strong in my new body and only a tiny bit self-conscious!

This program is changing my life!


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GABY1948 2/13/2010 7:12AM

    You are doing such a good job, Nancy! Keep it up!

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MTNGRL 2/12/2010 5:51PM

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So glad you had a blast!

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RURAL3 2/12/2010 11:40AM

    You have become an inspiration to all of us Nancy. You confidence is building everyday. I just wish I could find some place to swim. But then again summer is around the corner. emoticon emoticon

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ASPENHUGGER 2/12/2010 11:01AM

    emoticonGood for you, for losing the weight and for being so adventurous!

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OURELEE1 2/12/2010 10:40AM

  I'm sure you looked GREAT in the new suit. Just have fun and I can see you enjoyed yourself.

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