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Monday, March 08, 2010

After watching the Olympics, our DGDs, ages 11 and 13, asked us if we would take them skiing. Well, of course! emoticon

Since my DH broke his wrist ice skating a week ago our DS has agreed to take a day off work and go skiing with us so I have another adult on the slope. We are going to take them up for a day of lessons and then go up another day to ski. emoticon

I also thought about ice skating. Our local ice skating rink closes for the season on Sun 3/14 and has an ice cream and ice skating party that day. One of my friends has agreed to come with us and skate with the girls. emoticon

I feel really badly that DH will have to watch instead of participate but I know he will enjoy just being with the girls.

We will probably go up to the cabin at least one night during the visit.

We will go swimming emoticon and biking too. emoticon

I can't wait!

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MTNGRL 3/8/2010 4:04PM

    Your cabin is beautiful! I am sure your DH will beam with pride when he sees his girls having a good time! So glad your friend and DS are helping out.

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RURAL3 3/8/2010 10:00AM

    It sounds great. I am sure DH will still have fun just being there. But you will have more fun doing it. Enjoy

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LOULOUBELLE2 3/8/2010 9:30AM

    Great plans, but that cabin picture makes me "homesick".
What a beautiful log home you have. I envy you that wonderful deck to watch the "wild" life from.
Have a great time.

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SANDYHD 3/8/2010 8:16AM

    those sound like great plans! Have fun!

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GABY1948 3/8/2010 7:33AM

    What a wonderful trip that sounds like! I envy you! Have a great time whenever you go!

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First March Weekend

Sunday, March 07, 2010

I've been having a great weekend meeting up with old friends, exercising, shopping and planning for the DGD's visit next week. Today we're going to look at more carpet ... we need to replace all the carpet on our main level. Then I'm going to read and plan all day. If it gets nicer, I may take a bike ride. It was really nice yesterday so I should've done it then but I went on a 2 mile walk with DH cause he really hasn't done any physical activity since he broke his wrist last week. We really did enjoy the walk.

Well, that's it for today folks. Hope your weekend is great!

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MTNGRL 3/7/2010 4:07PM

    Glad to read that you and DH had a nice walk yesterday. It was beautiful here too. Still a little chilly but I manage a small walk today outside. Saw some red wing blackbirds this afternoon..I guess it must be Spring and the birds are coming back! Yea!

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RURAL3 3/7/2010 3:49PM

    Hi Nancy. keep up the good work. It's raining here today but I am excited. I am waiting for my 2 granddaughters to arrive with their dad. It's been 6 weeks.

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LOULOUBELLE2 3/7/2010 11:29AM

    Wonderful Weekend plans...Glad you got DH out and walking...it's good for both of you.
Picking out Carpet is a chore...Good luck with that.
I can't even imagine all the fun things your going to come up with for your DGD's visit. But I know you'll have fun.

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GABY1948 3/7/2010 10:42AM

    Great weekend indeed, Nancy! I also am having a wonderful weekend. Amazing what sunny days do you one's spirit!

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FREDDY1232 3/7/2010 10:32AM

    Sounds like you are having a grate weekend!!! Enjoy emoticon

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Another Taste

Friday, March 05, 2010

We couldn't go to the cabin again this weekend, because DH's MD said we had to stay nearby in case of post op complications after his wrist surgery. So I had another taste of what retirement will be like and I love it.

I went Spinning for 45 min at 6 am emoticon
after walking around the track for 20 min emoticon
and doing 10 min of strength training emoticon

Then DH and I had to visit periodontist emoticon
that took 2 hours.

I met a friend for lunch at a neat whole foods restaurant and had a fabulous meal. emoticon

Talked with another friend who was eating there! emoticon

DH and I went shopping. I had to take DH to the hardware store since he can't drive and I bought some new size 16 clothes. emoticon

After sparking for a while emoticon

I curled up in my recliner and started reading Stephen King's new book Under the Dome. emoticon

DH and I made supper together and now I'm Sparking again!

This is the life... emoticon

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GABY1948 3/6/2010 9:23AM

    Great day, Nancy. And see how this year is moving along so nicely for you? I am so glad for you!

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RURAL3 3/5/2010 10:36PM

    here's to pre retirement

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BOVEY63 3/5/2010 9:42PM

    Sounds like a pretty good day!

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TENAJ99 3/5/2010 9:07PM

  What a productive day!

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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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