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Up 3 Pounds

Saturday, October 19, 2013

End of challenge week #1. What did I go and do? Gain 3 lbs.

The lady at Curves said it is natural for women to flux. Even 5 lbs happens to some women. I'm looking back over my week. Stayed in range, drank lots of water and exercised.

Wait a minute, there's something. Ugh oh. My sodium level was way over yesterday. That's the 2nd time over the past week.

Let's just see what happens at the end of week 2 when that has been in check for a full 7 days.

  
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KALIGIRL 10/21/2013 9:54AM

    Ah - sodium and water weight go together...
Here's to next week!

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BARB4HEALTH 10/21/2013 9:43AM

    Don't like frustrating fluctuations! Not to worry, you're still a sensation!
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DANCINCAJUN1 10/20/2013 8:51PM

    I still work hard to keep mine below 2500 mg a day .... it is tough some days. Roc
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FIT4MEIN2013 10/20/2013 5:58PM

    Yeah.... I was down 2 pounds this am after my high sodium day yesterday.

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HELEN_BRU 10/20/2013 7:54AM

    Salt is a killer for me too! emoticon

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MISSRUTH 10/20/2013 2:35AM

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LYNMEINDERS 10/20/2013 12:43AM

    I went up as well....I know what happened totally...
Am going to do better this week

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ERIECANALGAL 10/20/2013 12:27AM

    That happens to me too. Sodium can really do a job. I was up 3 lbs. last weekend and the nest day I was down the 3 lbs. Go figure. It'll come off.
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FITGRANDMA120 10/20/2013 12:11AM

    I know it can discouraging, this week I gained too. Thanks for mentioning the sodium because I forget that. I think you still did great and will see the rewards of it.

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FITFRIT 10/19/2013 11:53PM

    I have had that same issue from time to time.

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MCFITZ2 10/19/2013 11:48PM

    Sometimes it does make you wonder.

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KIWINURSE 10/19/2013 11:38PM

    Watch that sodium and you will see the results! emoticon

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LEANNAW4 10/19/2013 11:30PM

    I know how frustrating it is to see those fluctuations, but you're on the right track, so keep going! You're doing great!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/19/2013 11:30PM

    Sodium will do it.

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An Unexpected Blessing

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I lost touch with a special friend over a year ago. She moved and we lost each other's numbers. We ran into each other last summer. I was about to leave on vacation and hers was starting around the time I got back. Then the rest of the summer happened. Of course we thought of each other often, usually at odd times. You understand - driving or too late or early to call.

I went to Curves at a strange time for me. I opened the door and there she stood! I was so excited and so was she. Come to find out she lost my number.

I had it on my heart to invite her to the ladies tea in December. Here was my opportunity to invite her! She is looking forward to it as much as I am.

Prayer answered. What a blessing!

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 10/17/2013 11:51AM

    It was a God-incident! emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/16/2013 11:41PM

    how kewl !! Roc
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FUNGIRL81005 10/16/2013 12:40PM

    How fun!! emoticon Love the idea of tea too!!! That is perfect for Friends!!

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KALIGIRL 10/16/2013 8:42AM

    How cool is that!
Glad to hear of your reunion emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 10/16/2013 8:23AM

    you should definitely keep in touch with her emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 10/16/2013 6:01AM

    Don't you just love those devine appointments...go you

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FRAN0426 10/16/2013 12:16AM

    emoticon It is nice to reconnect with friends we enjoyed having--maybe you can become workout buddies at Curves, and a cup of cooffee after to catch up.

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BARB4HEALTH 10/15/2013 11:06PM

    emoticon emoticon is our God who answers prayer!

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LYNNIERN 10/15/2013 10:49PM

    That is so awesome!! emoticon

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REBELBLITZ 10/15/2013 9:23PM

    So happy for you to find your buddy. God hears our prayers.

Cheryl


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Fibro is So Confusing

Monday, October 14, 2013

emoticon Terrible night last night. Along with random, constant pain, there was also non-pain. Maybe someone out there knows what I'm talking about. Extreme discomfort. No matter how I positioned myself it was extremely uncomfortable as if I was on a bed of rocks.

I was so exhausted I think some of it was incorporated into scattered dreams. I woke up needing to stretch every muscle of my body. That's never happened before.

I just wish I could understand and anticipate "spells" (aka flares). For a time I could predict. Not anymore. Thank God I have two legs that work so I can walk. That is, when I am not having a vertigo spell too.

I don't mean to complain. Just wish I could understand.

  
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BARB4HEALTH 10/16/2013 7:15PM

    emoticon "This too shall pass."

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KADULAC 10/16/2013 6:11PM

    emoticon I wish I knew how to help, but I have no idea. emoticon

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DIETER27 10/15/2013 10:27AM

  sometimes a warm shower or bath helps. I too have these constant flare ups. I have had this for 22 years. hang in there. hugs hugs hugs.......

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KALIGIRL 10/15/2013 9:22AM

    So sorry, my friend - hope you do not suffer more flares.
Glad you are walking when you can.

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LYNMEINDERS 10/14/2013 6:46PM

    Praying for you that a solution to your pain is found.....
Maybe join me in God's miraclulous healing

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STRONGERLEANER 10/14/2013 4:42PM

    Sorry you are dealing with this. I wish there were better treatments or a cure.

Hope you'll be feeling better soon!

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ANATASHIKI 10/14/2013 3:53PM

    I also have chronic pain , no idea if fibro or a weird arthritis so I can relate.I don't even remember when the pain started , I think in childhood. luckily painkillers help a little.pilates helped a lot but I can't do it now if ever :(

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LOSTLIME 10/14/2013 1:33PM

    I don't know what you are going through but I hope that your flare ups become fewer. My husband has neuopathic pain on the right side of his body due to his cancer surgeries. He has constant pain and shooting pains. He is going to the pain clinic at Walter Reed tomorrow to see if they can help with his pain. I hope that your doctor can find a way to make it more bearable for you. I will keep you in my prayers.

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SHERYLDS 10/14/2013 12:24PM

    “You have to have the bad days to appreciate the good ones.” ~Unknown

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 10/14/2013 11:19AM

    Hugs.

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SARAHTAIT 10/14/2013 10:53AM

    Fibro is such a hard disease to have...just when you think you have it figured out if changes. I totally understand where you are coming from in not being able to figure it out.
I am sorry you have fibro...I do too and understand the pain and anguish of dealing with it day after day. I have tried everything I can think of to help make me more comfortable during a flare...when all else fails I take my muscle relaxers and go to sleep. Some times tho the pain is too bad to do that...so a nice warm bath helps...plus the ever helpful heating pad. Hang in there...take it day by day and know that you are not alone!

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Sunshine and No Wind!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's been a rough week weather-wise. Cold, rainy and wind that was so strong the tumbleweeds were skipping across the prairie. It looked like the ocean.

Every year when hubby goes hunting there is some kind of storm here. This morning is beautiful, however. I did have to do laundry - something I hate to do on a Sunday. I had to take advantage, though. There will be hunting clothes to be done.

Have a terrific Sunday.


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KALIGIRL 10/14/2013 9:25AM

    Glad you had a wonderful day to yourself!

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LYNMEINDERS 10/14/2013 6:08AM

    Same to you

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BARB4RICK 10/14/2013 12:19AM

    Congratulations Daisy of the day!

Finally got my laundry done after dragging the chore for several days!

Tree toppled over in our yard during tremendous storm last night. 8" diameter about 20 ft tall. Hope it can be up righted.

Enjoy your day!!!
Barb

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GINGER_BEAR 10/13/2013 8:16PM

    Been windy here too these last couple of days. Cooler air is moving on in midweek. We'll be needing our furnace on in the mornings. Hope you'll have a good week!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/13/2013 7:49PM

    we took a lovely ride today since the weather was so nice .... went to see the "new" house and make sure all was okay ... LOL 2 more weeks and we'll close on it. We had a good breeze this morning but gone by afternoon .... looks like the 30s by Friday ... Roc
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FEARLESSNOW 10/13/2013 4:27PM

    Laundry is my arch enemy. I usually watch a movie while folding. :)

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LOVETOLAUGH56 10/13/2013 3:36PM

    Laundry is always something we have to do....ooops better attend to mine!

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Lovin' Spark People

Friday, October 04, 2013

Counting my blessings. Attitude of Gratitude. SP is a major blessing.

Today I read many inspiring blogs. Pinkysuee lost 70 lbs over the last 6 months! She is just one of the real people who keep us going. It is so much fun celebrating successes!

Sometimes the more we read the more confused we get with conflicting reports. The longer I'm on SP, the more I can sift through what's right for me. I had to learn to take everything with the proverbial grain of salt. It's working!

I really feel blessed with the friends that came to my party blog, e and spark-mailed me, left kind words and goodies.

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NPDSLEUTH 10/12/2013 1:45PM

    You have done just great on SparkPeople and there is a lot of success ahead! Congratulations and so glad you are here!

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LYNMEINDERS 10/9/2013 6:31PM

    Thankyou...more inspiration to keep focused....70lbs in 6 months...
No reason at all I can't achieve my goals by Christmas....

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KALIGIRL 10/7/2013 12:10PM

    Here's to finding what's right for you!

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SWANATOPIA 10/6/2013 1:19PM

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Spark is a true blessing!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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So glad you are on Spark People!
I am glad I got to join your party.
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REBELBLITZ 10/5/2013 8:58AM

    Spark people is good for sure. We are fortunate to have these tools to help us on our weight loss journey.

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SHERYLP461 10/5/2013 8:00AM

    So happy for you

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/4/2013 11:05PM

    we are so many of us that love Spark ... emoticon emoticon

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KADULAC 10/4/2013 6:59PM

    emoticon too. I'm finally finding things that work for me. There are some really amazing people on here, and a lot of them are my friends. emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 10/4/2013 6:19PM

    Don't forget to thank God and give Him all the glory! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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