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DH doctor report, travel yesterday, and weather

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Yesterday it was 15 degrees here and with wind chill factor of 3! It was colder here than in Toledo, Ohio and this is East Texas. We are not used to this temperature. Today it is a "warm" 25 with anticipation of possibly 1-4 inches of snow this afternoon. What ever happened to global warming?

DH had appointment with cardiologist (for 2nd opinion) yesterday about 115 miles NW of here. We tried to change appointment, but next one would have been in March. In my opinion we did not need to wait. After checking weather on line and calling TX Roads Information, we started out on this trip. Weather was cold, but highways were clear since there was no rain or snow previous day or night. Another bonus was very little traffic as most people had stayed home. Trip was, thankfully, uneventful.

Doctor had same opinion as our cardiologist....he needs to have an ablation (procedure on his heart) to try and correct irregular heartbeat. Waiting now for appointment...should be in couple of weeks.

Thank you to all my Spark Friends for your good wishes to have a safe trip and be careful. SP are the best!

Today I start on one of my new DVDs that I got free from Prevention magazine a few weeks back. Everyone keep on Sparking!!

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GATOR12 2/3/2011 6:15PM

    Praise Him for your safety also for the agreement of therapy for dh. Now you can feel more satisfied by agreement of two experts. Continuing to pray for his procedure and it's success!!.

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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 2/3/2011 1:00PM

    Glad you had a safe trip yesterday. Will keep you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers. Hope all goes well with him! emoticon

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KJMPEACHES 2/3/2011 11:07AM

    Glad your trip was a safe one. You and your husband are in my prayers. What DVD's did you get from Prevention Magazine? Have a great day my spark friend!! Hugs, Karol
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JESS0107 2/3/2011 9:18AM

    I'm glad that you were safe during your trip. I will still keep ya'll in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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Help! I have fallen..............but I CAN get up!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Would you believe I gained 3 pounds since last Monday? An extra bite here, an extra bite there, and the bowl of Blue Bell Ice Cream yesterday afternoon sure did not help. Anyway, time to get "back on the wagon" and I have done that so far today.

The ice cream yesterday was very good tasting but after awhile I did not even feel that good (no energy, etc.) My blood sugar probably went up and then bottomed out.

Why do we do this to ourselves? I had just finished the 28 day Boot Camp Challenge and felt good about myself and felt good physically.

I have learned my lesson. The taste of the food was not worth the 3 pounds, the guilt, or the bad feeling afterwards.

Now I have to go and plan my final meal of the day which will probably be cereal and fruit.

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MISSYMOOSE71 2/1/2011 8:39PM

    Thanks for this blog. I've fallen. I guess I'd momentarily forgotten that getting back up was an option. lol. Tomorrow will be better.

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DJ4HEALTH 1/31/2011 8:54PM

    Oh know what you mean but you can do it. Just one day at a time and it will get better.

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MOMOPWRS 1/31/2011 5:21PM

    I can't count how many times I've fallen off that wagon, just to pick myself up again.
You can do it., sometimes the best lessons are learned the hard way.

Have a great day.

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Blonde Explaining Football

Friday, January 28, 2011

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience.

'Oh, I really liked it,' she replied, 'especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents.'

Dumbfounded, her date asked, 'What do you mean?'
“Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, everyone kept screaming: 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!' I'm like... Helloooooo! It's only 25 cents!!!”=

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GRANDMA624 1/28/2011 3:45PM


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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 1/28/2011 9:39AM

    emoticon for you laugh! I actually know a brunette (she's my sister & best friend) that would say something along those lines. She keeps me laughing and I love her for it.

Comment edited on: 1/28/2011 9:42:33 AM

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JESS0107 1/28/2011 9:24AM

    emoticon That is too funny! Thank you for sharing!

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GRAMPIAN 1/28/2011 6:34AM

  Not very PC, but funny. emoticon

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Retarded Grandparents

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Written by a third grader, on what his grandparents do.

After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they
spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and
Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house, but
Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona . Now they
live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like
grass. They ride around on their bicycles, and wear name
tags, because they don't know who they are anymore. They
go to a building called a wreck center, but they must have
got it fixed because it is all okay now, they do exercises
there, but they don't do them very well. There is a
swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with
hats on. At their gate, there is a doll house with a
little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody
can escape. Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in
their golf carts. Nobody there cooks, they just eat out.

And, they eat the same thing every night - early birds. Some of the
people can't get out past the man in the doll house. The ones who do get out,
bring food back to the wrecked center for pot luck.

My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and,
says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too.

When I earn my retardment , I want to be the man in the doll house.
Then I will let people out, so they can visit their grandchildren.


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GRANDMA624 1/26/2011 6:46AM

  I love this, Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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GLOMER 1/25/2011 7:00PM

    Very nice laugh for the day. Kids are the best, thanks for sharing. emoticon

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KALYNWINN 1/25/2011 9:07AM

    I work in the special education department at our school and your title immediately got my attention as retarded is a trigger word for me. Good surprise for me though!
Have a great day!

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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 1/25/2011 8:50AM

    I loved this! emoticon I couldn't stop smiling while I was reading it! Have a great day!!!

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WooHoo! Good doctor report

Monday, January 24, 2011

Last Friday I went to my doctor to review the blood work done a few days earlier. Weight is down, blood pressure is down, cholesterol is down, and glucose is within normal range (barely). Thanks to the SP program, support from Spark Friends and my determination it was made possible. Now on to more of the same. emoticon

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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 1/25/2011 8:53AM

    emoticon Congratulations for a good report from the doctor! emoticon

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NEENSTER1 1/25/2011 8:29AM

    emoticon Fantastic News!!! Keep up the emoticon hard work. emoticon Yes You Can!! emoticon

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IMAGINE_IT 1/25/2011 8:25AM

    emoticon Nothing is better and sweeter then a 'good Health report' emoticon emoticon

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GEOCACHEAZ 1/24/2011 10:27PM

    Love good labs!!! emoticon

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MISSYMOOSE71 1/24/2011 8:34PM

    Wahoo!!! That is fabulous! Congrats to you! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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GATOR12 1/24/2011 8:21PM

    "To be continued" with more of the same. Agree, thanks to SP!! emoticon

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