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Don't Quit

Thursday, November 29, 2012

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit-

Rest if you must but don't you quit.

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GOPINTOS 11/29/2012 5:18PM

    Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Perfect Health Diet Team
Country Living Team
Dr Oz Show Fans Team
Wheat Belly Team

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KING_SLAYER 11/29/2012 4:55PM

    Yep, that sums it all up right there, just don't quit!

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TEALHAWK 11/29/2012 11:19AM

  Just what was needed for today! Thank you! Thans for your
comments on my blog pages too!

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KELTIC-CARA 11/29/2012 2:59AM

    This is a great poem and it gives me a determination to continue each time I hear it. Thanks for reminding me of it.


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Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's great to receive goodies for thanksgiving , it makes you think about what exactly you are grateful for. Although we have taken on Halloween in Australia sadly we haven't also taken on Thanksgiving.
I'm glad my kids are too old to trick or treat, maybe I don't understand it ,but it holds no joy for me.

I would really like to have thanksgiving though it seems to be something I leave to last when talking to others, I used to be an encouraging person caring and sharing and loving to help others.

But 'life' seems to have sucked it out of me. The last three years have been hard on my family and friends, with the death of my Mum, my Dad moving to be with my other siblings and only after a week I needed to travel to another country to help him get settled in a new area. (I had moved to Australia years ago). I ended up staying for three months, using up all my savings,losing my job and then having to leave him there and come home.

I didn't get my job back and have apart time job doing bookkeeping for a local company. I got really depressed and down but in 2012 had a breakthrough and started looking at myself.

We mourn the things we can't change but with Spark people, family and friends I 'got up' and am carrying on again.

Ha ha all my blogs tell my inner feelings so don't feel bad if you think 'what a moaner'.

I truly believe that going through tough times that 'flatten you' can help you to be more empathetic to the needs of others. So I don't mind people thinking I'm a softie.

I think Christmas is our Thanksgiving we really appreciate each other and friends and make a huge effort to let go all the concerns and consider how fortunate we really are.

I'd love to hear why you like halloween or your Thanksgiving stories on the blogs.

Bye for now

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KELTIC-CARA 11/29/2012 2:56AM

    I am also from Australia. It is difficult to celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving this time of year for us. Halloween and Thanksgiving are Autumn festivals and when they are celebrated by you we are in Spring.

Thanksgiving is more a festive for being thankful for a bountiful harvest as well as family and friends. Harvest time is in Autumn and for us it is in May. Halloween which is based on Samhain is in April in the Southern Hemisphere.

That is how I look at it.


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KING_SLAYER 11/21/2012 4:08PM

    I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, although costume parties can be fun! For me, Thanksgiving is a reminder that I should be thankful for family, friends and whatever else I may possess. Being thankful is something we should do all of the time, but we seem to always be so rushed, so busy that we forget to be thankful. So, for me, this holiday is the reminder to reflect for a moment and be thankful. That and I get to eat lots of turkey and dressing!!!

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JTREMBATH 11/20/2012 3:06AM

    I am not a Halloween fan maybe I am to old all my children have grown and left home and Grandchildren are getting older to. As for thanksgiving we don't celebrate it here in N.Z. either.

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Hospital again...

Friday, November 02, 2012

Monday I felt really weak with chest pain and used my GTN spray a lot, daughter growled and said I should have called ambulance. Tuesday morning woke used spray again, at 10:00 pain renewed but would not abate with spray so called ambulance. Taken to hospital emergency and then on to CCU, had gastroscopy Wednesday to remove any other causes but nothing there.

So I'm home again and feeling very sorry for myself. Can't help but feel wasting cardiologist time. But realize getting down is not productive, it is nice to moan though.

Do have yet another medication to add to the list. Five now.

Need to encourage myself and not worry. So here are my affirmations.

It is great I did not have a heart attack or need surgery.
My cardiologist is wonderful and couldn't be more caring.
My family is supportive and understanding.
I have friends who are standing by me.
These feelings will pass (may be anaesethic(?) wearing off.)
My weight is still on the downward movement and is helping to lower my risk.
I care about myself and will let myself off the hook.
Worrying does nothing and I don't want empty emotions.

Where there is Life there is Hope.

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KELTIC-CARA 11/18/2012 2:06PM

    When you are not well it is good to see a doctor just to ease your mind. Glad all is good. Great positive affirmations.

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IMEMINE1 11/18/2012 8:14AM

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TEALHAWK 11/16/2012 8:20PM

  get well soon

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JUNEBUG4967 11/4/2012 3:41PM

    Glad to hear it was not a prolonged time in the hospital. Persevere and you will conquer!

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4DOGNIGHT 11/3/2012 9:10AM

    Keep the faith! It is hard being sick and harder caring for others who are sick. Maybe a bit of hand sewing will help!

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Today is photo day last...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Today I reached another milestone and at every 10 kgs lost I have a photo taken to gauge the difference.

I have a start photo and one goal photo, that one taken after 10 weeks. It has taken 5 months to reach the next goal after being in hospital.

I visited a dietician and found I was not eating enough. So I'm on my way again.

Thanks to all those lovely people who encourage me and read my moanings in other blogs.

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TEALHAWK 11/24/2012 8:24PM

  Way to go!

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SANDYW1945 10/27/2012 7:12AM

    What a good idea!


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Monday, October 22, 2012

Not looking forward to tomorrow seeing the GP about how I'm going on the new capsules and discussing other problems. This new one is great and really listens and wants to help.
Having trouble now I can't exercise to sweating zone in keeping weight moving and trying to eat enough to not go into starvation mode.
She said it would take a while to settle down again so I am learning to be patient, can't hurt as its easy to get depressed.
I will look ahead to getting losing again and give myslef a treat to take my mind off it.


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