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On my own again

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I am on my own again as Michael is yet again in bed, everytime he says it will not happen again but it always does.

Just finished watching a Columbo movie ( TV is mostly rubbish on Sunday after noon ) and I have been cutting out some card making bits and pieces, I am trying hard not to let it get to me because if I do I shall start eating to much and after last weeks weight loss I want to keep it up. Made a lovely cauliflower cheese for my lunch and had sprouts and carrots, I am usually lucky at our CO-OP to get veg that is just out of date so I eat plenty of veg.

I have found a wonderful web site about meditating www.meditations-uk.co.uk there is alsorts of info on stress and what to do about it.

I collect postcards and I am trying to get one from as many places as possible so if anyone would like to send one I would be greatfull.
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TEXASLYNN 10/11/2009 2:42PM

    You're a very special person to live with Michael and I'm sure he realizes that when he is at himself.

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MOLS626 10/5/2009 9:38AM

    Stay strong! You can make it through this. I'd love to send a postcard - what is your address?

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OPHELIA105 10/4/2009 3:01PM

Hi Elaine - sorry to hear Michael is feeling out of sorts again - send me your address via email and I'll send you a postcard from Canada..

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MIZANGELWOLF 10/4/2009 2:11PM

    Hi Elaineanne, Glad you are finding things to do to keep your mind busy. I would be happy to send you a postcard or two if you email me your address. I have a couple online friends that live in UK. Have only visited London one time but was impressed with all the vegetarians that live there, quite a lot! Keep yourself happy making your crafts, that is calorie free fun! emoticon

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WORKTHEGOAL 10/4/2009 12:40PM

    Not on my own, but did watch the Columbo film too!!! Stuck in bed with a back injury - 5 days now, so just bored stiff!

Stay strong, you are doing just fine and this is for you and your personal future health, keep up your focus and rely on your friends for that closeness you need right now. Hugs and cuddles work wonders! emoticon

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LADYIRISH317 10/4/2009 11:58AM

    I live alone as well, but it was much harder when I was with my husband and he would close himself off from me. There's nothing lonelier than being in the house with people you can't reach.

Sending you tons of hugs and support.

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PAT52347 10/4/2009 11:29AM

  I understand what you mean by being alone.I live alone have been widowed since I was 40.so know what you mean about tring to keep from eating when you get bored or lonesome.keep up the good work

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Back on Track

Friday, October 02, 2009

I went to WW last night and found I had lost 2 and a half pounds which was good as for the last two weeks I had put weight on. Just hope I can keep this up as I get bored and lonely in the evening and tend to eat more than necessary, I try and keep busy but it is not easy.

I had a lovely day at school yesterday, I really enjoy being with them. I have several stitching projects on the go but find hard to do them when I feel low (Michael is feeling low again after being up for only a week again, he mostly causes his own stress as he gets very worked up about so many small things and some problems could be avoided if he dealt with them).

I have nothing planned for this weekend, Saturdays are not too bad but Sundays can be horrible as I do not see many people especially when the weather is bad.
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BRANDI1809 10/3/2009 6:53AM

    Hey Elaine, have you seen that I am trying to organise a Sunday lunch get-together on Sunday the 1st November somewhere over the Leicester or Nottingham area. Take a look at the UK Midlands page.
Jude x

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DONNAEDA 10/2/2009 6:38PM

    try logging onto sparkpeople on Sunday and ask for help. We are here to support and encourage you. Congratulations for your 2 pound weight loss.

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MOLS626 10/2/2009 2:37PM

    I find that keeping my hands busy in the evenings helps to eliminate eating - I've learned to knit so I do that a lot.

Try something new this weekend - that helps keep busy AND gets you out and about.

Good job with your weight loss - keep up the great work.

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AQUAKWEEN 10/2/2009 2:10PM

    Hopefully you will get more energy on the weekends. I usually set a goal and try my hardest to keep busy with that. Sometimes the smallest tast can take up a whole afternoon. Bad weather usually is a great excuse to stay inside and do those unwanted, but much needed tasks.

2 1/2 lbs is great! I barely lost 1 in a whole month. Good for you!

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Good Weekend

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We had a nice day on Sunday at Nene Valley Railway and Ferry meadows Country park but sorry to say it has been downhill since.
We did manage to go out yesterday to MIND which was good as I am taking a course there, Actually it is not that good as all she seems to do is read from a printed sheet but at least we are out. The course is for stress and relaxation and would you believe it but the tutor smokes.
Went to my art group this morning but after an upset with Michael did not feel like doing much but enjoyed the company. School tomorrow but I have a feeling Michael will have a tantrum in the moring.
Iwas going to do a Yoga class but it was cancelled due to lack of interrest.
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It's the weekend

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sorry it has been a while not been too good. Micheal has just come up after being down nearly 3 weeks, his medication has been changed so we we see what happens next.

I was able to get a grant of a £100 pounds to buy a Mindspa, it has arrived but We was out so It will come tomorrow morning hopefully. It is supposed to help you relax which is something I find difficult to do so hope it works. Watch this space.

I brought a book yesterday from the charity shop of Anne of Green Gables, I first saw the TV series about 30 odd years ago and loved the story.

We have been out today to MIND chat shop, I don't always go but it does give me chance to do some shopping in Kirkby as it is cheaper also had a look around the charity shop and brought another book this time by Catherine Cookson but is not a story book.

We are going out on Sunday to Nene Valley Railway n.era Peterborough for there Forties Weekend ( if all goes well ). Because of Michael's problems we have hardly been anywhere this summer.

I am feeling really tired but fortunately it is not in my nature to give up. Michael hates this time of year mostly because of bonfire night and fireworks but also he does not like dark nights.

I am going to get my flu jab and asthma check in the next few weeks. I had hoped to be doing a yoga class but only two turned so it was cancelled.
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MOLS626 9/28/2009 9:28AM

    I'm sorry to hear of your struggles. We're all here to support you in your goals.

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OPHELIA105 9/27/2009 4:18PM

    Hi Elaine - sounds like you are having a rough time again - glad to see you are still looking after yourself as well as Michael.Hope you have had a good day out today.

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BRANDI1809 9/26/2009 4:03AM

    Sorry you have been having a rough time but I hope you enjoy your outing on Sunday.

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D2SHELTON 9/25/2009 2:14PM

    Hope the meds and mind spa do the trick. Glad to hear you're not one for giving up. Hope things get better for you both. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Buses and school

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I have been to school today and I had a lovely morning with the children and then I walked into Kirkby town centre to do some shopping, I then went to catch the bus home but unfortunately it broke down and I had to wait for an hour for the next ( we always get the oldest and therefore rubbish buses on our route and they are expensive as well ) which meant I did not get home until nearly 3 pm so Michael was panicking as to my whereabouts ( he would prefer it if I did not go out ).

I ( think) I have decided against the drawing course as it just is not me, I feel much happier with embroidery or cross stitch, it is a shame as it is about recording the village history.
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D2SHELTON 9/15/2009 3:07PM

    Glad you had a good time with the children. Sounds like your transit system leaves something to be desired. Continue in the things you enjoy. They can be a real source of relief and comfort (taking your mind off other things and giving you time to relax).
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Always remember to take time for you.

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ALMMOM 9/15/2009 2:43PM

    What a long ordeal!!

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