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Reaching a Major Goal

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The most weight I have ever lost is 60 pounds...Then when I start feeling good and healthy and attractive, I put it back on. Today I reached 60 pounds lost and things are going to be different.

I will keep the 60 pounds off and stay healthy and attractive.

emoticon This is my new goal! I want to lose more weight but the important thing is that I don't gain and that I continue healthful eating and activity.

I am enjoying the extra energy and enthusiasm. I love it when people say I look good. I am proud of my exercise and healthful eating. I am at a new place and I love it!

Thank you Spark and especially Spark Friends!

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HINOTO 3/4/2010 10:44PM

    Congratulations for reaching your goal! that's awesome news!! Keep up all your hard work!!

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RURAL3 3/4/2010 5:30PM

    Congratulations Nancy!! You have done so well. I think this time you are empowered with knowledge that you will use to your benefit.

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LOULOUBELLE2 3/4/2010 3:10PM

    emoticon emoticonI'm so proud of you. You have worked hard on your commitment to your goals. Your outlook on life has changed as well. Look back on some of your earlier blogs and you'll see what I mean.
emoticonon achievement...Now your all about maintenance. emoticon

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MTNGRL 3/4/2010 2:50PM

    Great Job! Very proud of you!

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LKWQUILTER 3/4/2010 10:41AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon for accomplishing 60 pounds kicked out the window. With that positive attitude you can succeed!!

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RESIPSA99 3/4/2010 9:02AM

    Congratulations! Focusing on keeping the 60 lb off and staying healthy is a great way to recalibrate and keep yourself on track.

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SANDYHD 3/4/2010 8:54AM

    emoticon You worked hard for this! And YOU can stay at this weight and stay fit and healthy.

I have done exactly the same thing, lost and regained that 60 pounds and now I am doing it all over again...for the LAST time! i have lost 12.5 so far....

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GABY1948 3/4/2010 8:01AM

    GREAT attitude, Nancy! Keep it up!

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Day of Recovery

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

We didn't sleep well last night. The block wore off at 2 am anod so DH got uncomfortable. MD said take 1 to 2 tabs of the pain medicine every 4 to 6 hours, so we tried 1 tablet but it didn't help for long enough so we tried 2 tabs and that worked much better. That kept him comfortable for a good 6 hours. He has been dozing on and off in his recliner and is much more comfortable since last night. We ran out of ice in our freezer so I went out and bought a 10 pound bag of ice and put it in the freezer. He is pretty comfortable right now and is watching Discovery Channel on TV.

I went to a Kohl's sale and got some lingerie that fits! emoticon

I also bought a pair of running shoes and went out for 30 min for a walk/jog. I have never done this before so I walked for 4 minutes then jogged for 1 min. It worked pretty well. My heart rate stayed between 120 and 140 (my target zone) for 22 of the 34 min of my workout and I burned 500 calories. Another emoticon

I feel good and pretty proud!

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LKWQUILTER 3/3/2010 7:26PM

    So glad you dh is doing better. When they are sick/out-of-sorts, I think it is worse on us than them. I know when mines isn't feeling well, he literally makes me sick. lol Get some z'ss tonight so you will be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed tomorrow. Prayers and good vibes for you and your dh.

What kind of hrm did you get and where? I have been looking around but most have been a little pricey that I have seen.

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RURAL3 3/3/2010 6:16PM

    I am also interested in what kind of heart rate monitor you got and why. I have been wanting one too but I am waiting for the one with the free guy attached. He didn't have a mouth so he can't be tooo much of a bother. LOL. Glad to hear your DH is getting comfortable. And I give a big emoticon too for new great fitting undies.

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GABY1948 3/3/2010 5:28PM

    So glad dh is more comfortable. Hopefully each day will be better.

Nancy, I am still so jealous of your hrm. I haven't bought one yet because I am still confused by which one to get...there are so many!

Hope you both sleep well tonite!

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Going to get back to normal now

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

DH's surgery is over and all went well. We are both exhausted and are going to bed early. Thank you friends for your good wishes. Back to normal tomorrow.....

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MTNGRL 3/3/2010 4:20PM

    I am so happy everything went well. I hope you got a good night's sleep and are able to relax today.

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ASPENHUGGER 3/3/2010 1:44PM

    I am SO glad everything went well! Of course you were stressed out -- surgery is always a jittery experience, even when it's not major or life threatening.

Have you ever tried Tai Chi, or Qi Gong, or meditation? I find that those things help me immensely when I'm nervous, or spinning, or anything but centered.


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RURAL3 3/3/2010 1:30PM

    I hope that you are having a peaceful relaxing day today. Glad everything went well. emoticon

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GABY1948 3/3/2010 11:07AM

    Nancy, I am so thankful that it is over and all went well. Now rest and recoup and just enjoy your time together!
You are a great friend and I appreciate you so!

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Tomorrow will be a Better Day

Monday, March 01, 2010

Today has been stressful and I haven't handled it well. We met with the orthopedic surgeon today and DH will have his surgery tomorrow. I know everything will be ok but i have just felt stressed all day. I have been burping...yes, burping. I know I am swallowing air out of tension. My fibromyalgia is acting up for the first time in ages. I am hungry, hungry, hungry and very, very sleepy. These are all signs of stress for me. I am 200 calories over, which isn't terrible but isn't ideal. I feel badly that I am handling the stress poorly, but this is where I am tonight. I will definitely go to bed early tonight so I don't eat any more and will handle tomorrow better.

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GABY1948 3/2/2010 6:16PM

    Nancy, try to settle down. I react the same way (except the burping) and know it does not help at all....You and I both know that but we react differently. Tomorrow will be here soon and then it will be over and the healing can finally begin!
Take care, I am also praying for you!

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RURAL3 3/2/2010 2:07PM

    I am praying for you today Nancy. That your stress will cease and that DH's surgery goes well. With a quick recovery. You are loved. emoticon

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Day of Rest

Sunday, February 28, 2010

DH and I are taking it easy today. He went to Denver yesterday for his Rotary function and came home with the fingers on his broken arm unbelievably swollen. The doctor told him to keep his arm elevated and iced for 2 to 3 days. Did he do it? No. He said "How was I supposed to get ice at a hotel?" Duh! Maybe he could have asked.

Oh well, It looks a little better after keeping it up and iced since he came home.

I have been on Spark all morning. I can't believe how much time I can spend here when I don't have anything to do!

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GABY1948 3/1/2010 5:32AM

    Nancy, hope dh is feeling better now...I hate swelling like that!

I had to cut way back on my computer time (I actually do it often because it just sort of "creeps up" on you if you don't watch it) in order to stay as active as I like to.

Thanks for sharing!

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RURAL3 2/28/2010 9:06PM

    I am here now spending lots of time emoticon I should go up and spend some time with DH. Men, "how was I supposed to get some ice at a hotel?" Duhhhhhh

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MTNGRL 2/28/2010 8:08PM

    Oh, poor guy. Sometimes you just want to clobber them when they don't use their head. Good thing you are there to take care of him.
I spend way to much time here too. Hard to stop chit chatting with friends!

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