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Monday Morning...already?!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Today is my mother's 61st birthday. Yup, she was born on St. Patrick's Day...that's why they named her Patricia!

We celebrated yesterday, at their house. Both siblings and their families came. It was nice. Devon had to work on campus, so he didn't make it.

My sister, who has had the gastric bypass surgery as well, nearly 6 years ago, has gained back some weight. It concerns me. She wasn't as heavy as I was when she had the surgery, but she got a lot thinner than I did after her surgery...now I'd guess she's my size. It makes me worry that I'll gain back a larger amount, since I lost a larger amount. I am fairly comfortable at this size (although, don't get me wrong, I'd LOVE to be thinner) and I would be very upset if I gained any weight back!

I guess it's keeping me vigilant...but I really just want to be normal...someone concerned about proper health and nutrition and exercise, but not someone who has to obsess about every bite of food!

Anyway, it's getting late and I have to make breakfast. (Haven't been blogging my food lately, either...better start doing that!) Need to check what the temperature is going to be today, too!

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DCFKAF 3/17/2008 1:45PM

    My sister is about an hour away, so walking together won't really work...but we could call each other and sort of do a daily check-in. Thanks for the idea.

I agree about the surgery...it would be a shame to not get the most out of it. I wish she'd start coming with me to the on-track classes. They're incredible and keep me going. I learn something at nearly every single one I go to. They're once a month and serve as the shot in the arm I need to keep me going for another month. I'll ask her again.

Thanks for all your comments...you have a lot of great advice!

Heal quickly!

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MAINEROCKS 3/17/2008 9:35AM

    Happy birthday to your mom! :-) Does yoiur sister live close by? Maybe you two could go walking together twice a week and help to keep each other on track? The surgery is so serious that it would be sad to see her go right back to that weight. Maybe you can help somehow and as a secondary benefit it would keep you on track as well?

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Not blogging like I used to...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I've been so busy lately that I've not been blogging as regularly as I once did. My down time has been used to read (The Other Boleyn Girl for my book club) or crochet, so I haven't been on the computer much.

I'm still not exercising beyond walking, which I have been doing more of, at least...the weather is beginning to finally get warmer, so it makes it more inviting to be outside. The dogs love to walk when it's nicer out. (Daisy doesn't mind inclement weather, but the little ones HATE it more than I do!)

I recovered my computer chair and an ottoman. I don't know what made me think I could do it...but I did. Of course, it looks like I did it, but it's better than it was before, I guess, so I'm still ahead of the game. It cost less than a new chair and it matches the room we painted.

Tomorrow is my mother's birthday, so we're all gathering today to celebrate. It should be fun. My little nieces will be there. They're so cute!

I've got to get some breakfast and get busy. More next time...whenever that is! ;~D

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DUAN333 3/16/2008 9:55PM

    Good 4 you, you've kept up with your walking--the rest is sure to follow as we move into springtime.

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MAINEROCKS 3/16/2008 3:44PM

    Reading instead of sitting in front of the computer certainly isn't a bad thing... I should do the same! :-) Glad you are well and glad the weather is improving so you are out walking more! Can't wait to get more outdoor exercise myself. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sorry...it's been a while since I've written here...I've gotten caught up in life. We redid a bedroom into a sort of office and it sort of snowballed into rearranging the entire house! I took a few things from around the house for the office and in doing so, left "holes" that had to be filled in...I had no idea I was causing such a snowballing effect!

On the other hand, the house is looking great and it's inspired Darryl and me to paint some more rooms! The upstairs bathroom is next...then our bedroom...and the kitchen. The upstairs and downstairs hallways will be done at some point...not sure just when. But it's been fun to look at paint colors and talk about how to do it wit Darryl...and it's kept me off the computer.

My medicals issues seem to be dying down and I'm feeling much better now...now to get back to some sort of regular exercise...yoga weekly just isn't going to cut it. I need something every day. Walking, swimming, something.

The kids both came home for dinner and a movie last night. We watched Death at a Funeral. (The second time for Kate and me, as we saw it in the theater.) It's so funny! We laughed very hard...it was a nice evening.

Then Darryl and Devon took Kate back to her campus and they went and played pool for a while, and I read. (The Other Boleyn Girl)

I got into my book and read far too late...midnight! So I got up late this morning...now I must run. I'll try to write more frequently...I do think of my Spark Friends, even if I'm not in contact with them regularly!!!

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MAINEROCKS 3/11/2008 6:24PM

    hi!! so glad that you are feeling better! That's great. I think by adding in some walking and swimming (and perhaps other things) to the yoga will give you some great variety and make you feel great all around. I wish you luck! :-)

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So glad the weekend is here...

Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday! Phew! 'Nuff said!

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MILAYA 3/7/2008 6:25PM

    Fridays rock! I don't even work outside the home and they are still my favorite day of the week other than Saturday(of course). Have a great weekend!

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Rainy Hump Day

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What crazy weather we've had...we had another early dismissal yesterday...freezing rain/sleet/snow...second early dismissal Tuesday in a row! (However, last Wednesday we had a snow day...not so today.) We have flood watches in effect for the rest of the week. Yikes! March certainly came in like a lion in this area...I hope it goes out like a lamb, as the saying goes.

My principal pulled me out of the classroom yesterday to say he's having me go to a conference (on how to administer the Dibels exams) next Wednesday, which I'm pleased with (since I've been administering them). However, since he decided at this late date to send me, I'm not registered and they don't know I'm coming...I don't know how that will affect me...guess we'll wait and see. I have no details...don't know if we're on our own for lunch, lunch is provided (for those registered?), if there will be vegetarian choices, if we're carpooling, or even who's going!!! Guess I have some questions to ask, huh?

Well, my health issues have curbed my appetite, at least...I'm down a couple pounds without having worked at it. Although I must admit I'd rather stay the same weight and feel better...but if I have to feel less than great, at least the scale can go down a little, right?

I go back to the doctor on Monday for a recheck. I'm sure everything's okay...I just tend to be super sensitive to everything...if there's a side effect to be had, I end up with it! Lucky, huh?

Darryl just called and said he's taking a half day today...he's had two women out sick all week and had an extra sub in, so he decided to take a half day. (Since he goes in so early, a half day means getting out at 10:30!) He'll be home by the time I get home for lunch, which will be nice. I'd love to take a half day and play hookie with him...but I'd better not. Don't want the principal to think me irresponsible!

Daisy's insisting I pay attention to only her now...must obey.


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