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I still hurt!!!!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

I've already started my exercise program even though I still hurt from my osteoporosis. I got osteo despite my young age (well, not really young, but still too young from osteo problems) bcoz of complications from being on dialysis for about 9 years.

Dialysis can only do so much, but cannot remove all the toxins that my failed kidneys can't remove. Added to that fact that I haven't really been following the renal diet all that closely. I do try but sometimes, my fave food just calls to me. I try not to overeat the foods I shouldn't eat, but to deny myself completely, it's just so hard!

The foods I should limit or be forbidden from are too numerous to mention here! Life would just be torture if I can't eat my fave foods! As a matter of fact, I'm ready to go whenever The Lord Jesus decides it's time to go. If He appeared before me now and said : "Come!", I will go! I'm just so sick and tired of this life! I won't commit suicide though, it's a sin. So, I'll keep waiting for Jesus to call me home!

Back to my exercise, I HAVE to start exercising again becoz I'm getting flabby and my gut (stomach problem) is coming back! Despite my bones aching, I HAVE to start exercising again. Even if I still hurt, I have to push myself! I have no choice! I won't be fat!!!!

  
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FEMISLIM 6/7/2013 12:54AM

    It is well with you!

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STRONGERLEANER 6/6/2013 9:25PM

    I'm sorry about the illnesses you endure and about how they affect you. Maybe there is a support group in your area that can help dealing with the issues.

I hate to think of you as suffering or being unhappy. Your post sounds as if you are so sad.

Please look for some uplifting things you can do and maybe your doctor can suggest some things to alleviate some of the symptoms.
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SONICB 6/6/2013 2:25PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about the osteoporosis and the pain it is causing you! Has your doctor advised you on an exercise regime to help you? I hear that walking and certain strength & flexibility training exercises can help minimize the symptoms or at least prevent them from getting worse.

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SQUIRRELLYONE 6/6/2013 11:32AM

    Can you focus on swimming? I know it gets really hot there, and swimming is great low-impact! You can even do AquaZumba! Aquafit too! They're tons of fun, and much easier ont he joints!

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KARENCRANER 6/6/2013 11:08AM

    My prayer for you is that you find a little joy in each day!

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KELLIEBEAN 6/6/2013 10:04AM

    Slow and steady wins the race! Keep at it. Any activity, no matter how small is good activity!

Try smaller portions of those forbidden foods so you do not feel deprived. Take a few bits, then throw it away or package it up quick and go for a walk to distract yourself.

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AMBERNICHOLE3 6/6/2013 9:50AM

    Stick to it, you'll get there!

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FIRECOM 6/6/2013 9:29AM

    Like I have said before, this road we are on is often bumpy. Really glad to see your commitment to do what you deem necessary.

Congrats

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WALLINMW 6/6/2013 9:27AM

  Eat protein with every meal to curb hunger!

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It's official!!! My Exercise program has BEGUN!!!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

I'm still having slight aches and pains in my bones but there's no turning back! I have begun exercising again! No more excuses, no siree!!!

I did a Jane Fonda 25 minute lower body workout and it felt sooo good to sweat again after so long!!!! whooo!!!! It felt even better after my bath! I feel like I've really accomplished something, even though my lower body is now aching!

I will rest one day then I'll do some strength training and toning on Thursday. Rest again on Friday, not sure about the weekend though; but I hope I'll be disciplined enough this weekend to actually do a DVD, maybe a cardio ballroom DVD! Whoo Hoo!!!! I'm on a roll now!

  
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MISSDAISY23 6/7/2013 5:40PM

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FIRECOM 6/6/2013 9:30AM

    Way to keep on coming on. Just keep pushing.

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FEMISLIM 6/5/2013 11:38AM

    Great!!!!

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STRONGERLEANER 6/5/2013 9:52AM

    Congratulations! Work-outs make me feel better too!

Listen to your body!
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KARENCRANER 6/4/2013 12:04PM

    Way to go, Sparksister! I need to get back on that track, too!

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KELLIEBEAN 6/4/2013 9:16AM

    Great job!!! It is important to rest in between, don't want to burn out.

Keep moving forward!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 6/4/2013 8:16AM

    Fantastic! I'm glad you're getting back into it, and that you're feeling healthy enough to do so!

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SNOOPYMOMMA72 6/4/2013 7:57AM

    Awesome job! Good for you!

I think one of the best feeling is sweating and then taking a shower after. It is such a great clean feeling!

Have a wonderful day!

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Debating on trimming my hair.......

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I was just wondering : should I or should I not have my hair trimmed today. But I was thinking : "save more and I can get a color and treatment as well"; but it will have to wait till I've saved enough. But my hair is untidy now! But if I go for my trim now, I will use up my savings and I'll have to wait longer for my color. Decisions! Decisions! LOL!

  
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LALMEIDA 5/31/2013 7:09PM

  I know the feeling. I have not had my hair done since February and I keep putting it off because of money. Hopefully I will be going in the next week or so. I really need to get it colored and cut! Have a good weekend!

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MISSDAISY23 5/31/2013 2:10PM

    Like you, I have to save money to go for my hair cut and color. While waiting, my hair gets kind of untidy or did not look great, I try to comb or style it different so I do not feel so blah. Hope this helps. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 5/31/2013 12:16AM

    If you just want a trim then take your hair and part it down the middle in the back and then pull it forward and then trim it across and then you have your trim. The hair in back will be a little longer than the front but that is ok.

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MISSCUS 5/30/2013 10:17PM

    LOL, my DH cuts my hair every 3 months. I cut his too every 2 months. I haven't paid for a haircut in over 40 years. I color mine myself too. I'm not cheap, I just feel that we can do some things yourself. Try letting your mom trim your hair. Then get your color!! It's a compromise financially.

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SAMMIESMOM13 5/30/2013 10:03PM

    I have my daughter trim mine for me but mine is just a simple trim off split ends of my straight long hair. Can you color it yourself? I do that, once I did my color the first time, now all I have to do are the roots and I only have to use half the bottles so get double from one purchase. Very easy to do yourself really. And I use the cheapest color, each box is $3.00, so it costs me $1.50 per time. Considering that's all I spend on my hair it's pretty cheap. So now and then, maybe once/2ce a year I buy myself a pretty barrette or whatever.

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SONICB 5/30/2013 12:13PM

    Can you trim it yourself? I haven't paid for a haircut in 5 years... but I keep my style simple.

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KARENCRANER 5/30/2013 10:25AM

    I agree with GIRLAWESOME's comment!

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GIRLAWESOME 5/30/2013 9:05AM

    Trim it yourself! Money saved!

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JUDYAMK 5/30/2013 8:17AM

    I need a trim , color & a perm The time before last I went to a different hairdresser my husband ( & he was right ) she cut it that my hair looked like a box sitting on my head. I have to wait for a color longer because I had 2 close together because the one had too much red in it, now it looks copper, I really am upset with my hair!!!!
Judy

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CHICA_BORICUA 5/30/2013 7:07AM

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ELLENIRENE 5/30/2013 6:40AM

    If your hair is really shaggy, a trim might help it but only you can decide that

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TCANNO 5/30/2013 4:05AM

    Now only you can answer this but it all depends on how you feel. You may feel better having it trimmed but waiting for the full works maybe the way to go.

You will make the right decision for you!!!

Good luck

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Praying to end my dogless days!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I'm chronically ill and I still live with my parents. My Dad justly worries about me. I may not be rich but I won't starve as I have a very small disability pension.

I want to get a ChiHuaHua puppy but my Dad won't hear of it. This is bcoz he's worried that the Chi's claws will damage my fistula (arm access that enables dialysis). But I told him that I will clip his/her claws dilligently, but he still won't hear of it!

I am praying that one day he will relent and let me get a Chi pup!

  
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HAKAPES 5/29/2013 8:42AM

    Sounds like this doggy would be a good company for you!
Is he worried about any dog, or this breed in particular?


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MISSDAISY23 5/28/2013 10:38PM

    As a parent, he will be worried about you. In my opinion, all pets need attention and if they do not get enough, you will have to face the consequences.

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LYN-EDWY 5/28/2013 7:42PM

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MISSCUS 5/28/2013 6:43PM

    Paco just became my daily companion at his young age of 8 weeks old.... Paco learned from a very early age, 5 weeks to use the doggy door and go outside to potty. He also knew what the word "NO" means. He is happy just being my companion. He has never been a problem. He has never been a nuisance. He has never chewed up anything, he has never scratched me.
Cats usually only scratch when being handled. They don't just reach out and scratch you without being provoked. They put out their claws when they are being handled, mainly to try to hang on to you. They fear falling when being picked up. I have learned how to pick them up to prevent this. I have two very sweet and very well behaved cats. Even though they are well behaved, I have still gotten scratched when it comes time to handle them and was because I handled them wrong. Then I learned how to handle them.
Chihuahua's can be trained not to bark. Paco rarely barks, only usually during playtime with DH, never barks at me.
DOGS THAT ARE TRUE COMPANIONS TO THEIR HUMAN ARE WELL BEHAVED ANIMALS. It's the dogs that are left to themselves without companionship that become a nuisance and have destructive behaviors. That's just a fact.

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BARCLE 5/28/2013 4:40PM

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BUTTERFLYMAJIC 5/28/2013 2:17PM

    I have three chi's. Just keep the nails trimmed or you can get soft caps for the nails. And you can teach them not to scratch you.
They are also good for your health. Happy people live longer life's too. Also dogs are very calming.

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LUCINDARW 5/28/2013 11:36AM

    I don't know about that breed but I have a yorkie and he is a good boy. I imagine it is the way you handle them and train them. He is my compaion and friend we spend most of the time together and requires very little exercise. Good luck and hope your Father will come around soon so you to can enjoy a little one.

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KARENCRANER 5/28/2013 10:19AM

    Awwww. I truly believe that a puppy has healing powers! emoticon

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SAMMIESMOM13 5/28/2013 9:03AM

    I can tell these folks don't know chi's and perhaps only have heard the "yappy, snappy" stories. Other than feeding and potty chi's are easy care and love nothing more than to cuddle on your lap or next to you. Perfect for invalids really. Their idea of heaven is to spend the day, every day in bed with you! LOL. Is there any way you could cover the fistula somehow? Also you could use doggie booties. I have them for mine to go out into the cold but you could train it to just live in them. Just a thought. Then they couldn't scratch if they wanted to.
BTW, cat scratches can be very bad, even a minor one. They can have bad germs. My daughter got a terrible infection and ended up in hospital for a week from a minor scratch. Staph infection. In all my years with dogs and chihuahuas I've never been scratched. Dogs really don't do that, but your dad has a right to be worried.

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GAYLLYNNE 5/28/2013 7:01AM

    Both dogs and cats have claws and cats can be worse. I would suggest getting a little bit older dog that is already trained. It's rare that dogs scratch their owners and there is something you can put on their nails called "soft paws". It's like a plastic covering that will make it difficult for them to scratch anything. Why not contact chihuahua rescue? There are lots of them across the US!

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ARCHIMEDESII 5/28/2013 5:53AM

    Your dad does have a point. Dogs can be very energetic and can chew at anything they can get a hold of. So, I understand his concern. Also, taking care of a dog takes a lot of effort. Dogs, like some people, require a lot of attention. And if you don't give them that attention, they get into trouble. People get frustrated when dogs don't act the way they think they should. They are dogs. They require training. All dogs need to be trained.

Have you read about the breed ? Do you know how long it takes to socialize them ? We assume that just because a dog is cute, they must be sweet and adorable too. Not so. Some dog breeds can be a nuisance if not properly trained.

This website will provide some info.

http://www.vetstreet.com/do
gs/chihuahua

How about a cat ? Cats are independent and pretty low maintenance.


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No more excuses!!!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

That's it! Time to start the old exercise program!

Osteo or no osteo, I've been idle too long! Time to start exercising again! I don't care if it IS hot out! Discipline is the name to the game! No more excuses!

I'll start with brisk walking for today, and do a DVD or 2 some time this weekend!

Well, I will report back when I've done it! Hold me accountable, ok, girls!?

  
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FATHINSN 5/28/2013 8:51PM

    WooHoo, that's the spirit to move on!

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STRONGERLEANER 5/27/2013 6:56PM

    Hope your work-outs are going well!
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EOWYN2424 5/23/2013 9:17AM

    Went for a 40 minute walk today, worked up a sweat and met up with an old 4-legged friend, Jay the Siberian Husky!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/23/2013 8:10AM

    Good for you! You got this. Baby steps every day to get yourself into the routine!

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