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Thursday, September 09, 2010

I am struggling so much at the moment that nothing seems worth it. Last week I put down to lose 6 pounds on one of the craft teams goals and I really thought I could do it. It is all down to Michael and his moods, he had two great weeks when he was up and we did some great things and I even enjoyed my birthday but now it seems as if just giving up is the best thing. Last night was very bad. emoticon I am running out of time for now.

  
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MOLS626 9/9/2010 11:31AM

    I hope things look up for you soon.
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BRANDI1809 9/9/2010 9:47AM

    Hey to lose 6lb would be a heck of a stretch & you would have to be extremely drastic with your food. If you look on the site you will find that the best to aim for is 1 to 2lbs per week otherwise you put it all back on & then some.
I'm sorry that Michael is down again and it's easy for me to say please try to keep yourself well & less stressed.

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SUZIEGREY 9/9/2010 9:16AM

    Sorry your feeling so low. 6lb is a lot to aim for in one week, so please don't beat yourself up about it. It's taken me ages to lose 6lb. Keep plugging away and slowly but surely you will get there. As PETAL65 says, we have to learn to let go those things we can do nothing about.
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JULIAOAK 9/9/2010 7:49AM

    sending emoticon your way. Hope things get better soon! emoticon

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PETAL65 9/9/2010 6:14AM

    Life's difficult....sometimes those difficulties are in the front seat, sometimes in the back seat and sometimes when we're really lucky they're riding in the trunk, where they can't be seen.
For me it's a matter of deciding what I can and can't do about things.
Can I fix a particular problem my husband or child is dealing with, if yes then I help...if not then I have to say to myself 'Well there's nothing I can do, so I'll have to let it go'
As to weight loss, well that is something we can do something about...it's all in the way we accept responsibility.
Sometimes it's fun to exercise sometimes it's draining...
sometime's it's easier to have that cookie but ALWAYS we feel badly about it (unless you plan for it and push yourself 5 extra minutes to make up for the caloric intake)
You'll come through this....concentrate on the positive and leave the rest behind!
Best of Luck
Jenn

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Mum

Monday, August 23, 2010

I have still not managed to get hold of mum, think she may have gone away for a few days but why she did not say when she spoke to Michael on Saturday morning I do not know. She lives about 35 miles away in Newark.
I am thinking of going back to Weight Watchers as I know I will not lose the extra weight on my own, Michael says he will help me but not sure I can rely on him especially when he is down and I am on my own in the evenings.
I am feeling a bit low and tired but had thought of going to a line dancing class but worried about my back and don't think I could stand up for too long.
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SUZIEGREY 8/23/2010 1:49PM

    Why not give it a try and see how you get on. Line dancing sounds as if it would be quite a sociable way to exercise.


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OPHELIA105 8/23/2010 1:28PM

    I think line dancing sounds great - often when I don';t feeling like doing exercise I do it anyway and feels loads better afterwards.

If your back starts to hurt can't you sit some of it out to rest? I am sure the teacher wouldn;t mind.

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JULIAOAK 8/23/2010 11:49AM

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HAASESH 8/23/2010 10:02AM

  good luck

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Good Weekend

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I had a lovely day on Friday(my birthday) as I went out for a meal with the carers forum, I did A little shopping before meeting up with them to take a mini bus to the place we were going to have the meal.
Yesterday we went to see a play at the theatre in Nottingham, it was very good and has it was a farce we had a laugh.
I am going to give blood this afternoon, I have missed several sessions because of transport problems.
One cloud on the horizon is Mum, she rang yesterday morning but I was at the shops and I have not been able to get hold of her since, she is 78 in a couple of weeks time and a diabetic.
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MCJULIEO 8/22/2010 5:21PM

    Happy Birthday!

Here's hoping that your mother is fine, just a little hard to get hold of...

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OPHELIA105 8/22/2010 4:41PM

    Hi Elaine - happy birthday!

Hope your mum is ok

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SUZIEGREY 8/22/2010 12:41PM

    So glad you enjoyed your birthday meal and trip to the theatre. We are so blessed with the theatres and the Arena in Nottingham.
I hope that you manage to contact your mother and that she is well.


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Time on my own

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I have got an evening on my own to do as I please, I am going to my church craft group and then I shall put my relaxation machine on.
I am playing a silly CD of childrens classic songs, does anyone remember Ed Stewpot on weekend radio? Sorry American pals you will not know him.
Feeling tired still but I am trying hard to keep on track. Not sure why but usually feel worse for the two or 3 days after michael comes up, just wish he could see what he is doing.
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BRANDI1809 8/18/2010 8:37AM

    Enjoy the craft group.

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BRANDI1809 8/18/2010 8:37AM

    Enjoy the craft group.

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SUZIEGREY 8/17/2010 2:17PM

    You're not alone in remembering Stewpot. Enjoy a bit of time to yourself.
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MOLS626 8/17/2010 10:18AM

    ENJOY your evening alone

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Birthday week

Monday, August 16, 2010

I am going out for a meal on Friday with the carers group I go to, it is a little place on the River Derwent.
Michael has just come up after just over 4 weeks down, unfortunately he missed the weekend and our friend from Peterborough was visiting, I took Des to a little village for a well dressing but could only find one but there was a Florence Nightingale which was very interesting and yesterday we went to a garden open which was lovely and we had tea and blueberry cake.

Michael being down has really got to me especially as my back has been playing up(I have sciatica problems and as we live near the top of a hill it is not easy getting about, stress also make me very tired. I do not know what I would without my friends, pen-pals and Sparkpals emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MOLS626 8/17/2010 10:14AM

    Enjoy your night out on Friday!

Sounds like you had a very nice time with your friend. I'm happy to hear that!

I'm sorry Michael is still down. I hope you can pull yourself up and stay in this positive place.

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BRANDI1809 8/17/2010 4:53AM

    We're here for you!

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SUZIEGREY 8/17/2010 4:37AM

    Enjoy your meal out on Friday and I hope your sciatica eases.
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JANETX62 8/17/2010 3:08AM

    Enjoy your meal out on Friday, and I hope your sciatica calms down.
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NAMSMOMMY 8/16/2010 5:53PM

    Glad you had a good day! :-)

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