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Cousin's Visit

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Last night my cousin called to say he was in Utah and headed my way. We made a date for this morning for breakfast. (It turned out to be a noon meal because he got here late). What a wonderful surprise. I never get to see any of my relatives because they are all at least two states away. He didn't bring his baby, though, so I didn't get to meet him.

We talked for quite a while and he gave me a pointer about my plumbing issue. He also said to send pictures of my crocheting and he might be able to help me with getting information on what I do out there so I could sell some. I really had a wonderful time with him.


Family History finding

Monday, August 08, 2011

This evening I talked to a distant cousin of mine, found through a couple books my Mom had been given but I didn't know she had. These books were on a family history which turned out was her family history on her mother's side. Now, I have been trying for several years to find out something of my family's history and never been able to find out anything, so this was a real bonus to me. I have one full branch of the family tree back to Germany in one case. Well, my Great Grandfather also came from Germany, so I would have to go back there to find anything more on him. Now I just have to learn how to find her father's side of the family and I would also like to find information on my Dad's family, which should be easier because I have several names, but none have shown up in the census that I have been able to look at yet. Well, I signed up for the Geneology Team on here, so maybe I will learn how to do this research.

I also have signed up for a Weigh and Win thing they have here in Colorado. I don't know how or when it was started, but it has an official place you weigh in and the incentives of money and prizes. I think it would go quite hand in hand with what I have been learning on Sparkpeople. So I officially have my first weigh-in this week. I hate to see that because it is always higher than the scale I have here at home.

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STLOUISWOMAN 8/8/2011 9:39PM

    Congratulations on finding information on your ancestors. That's always a good thing for a genealogist - beginner or pro. It's a lot of work, frustrating at times, but quite addictive.

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New email and I can't stand it

Sunday, June 05, 2011

My ISP is dropping their contract with MSN and changing our email addresses. I went through all the stuff to change mine this week. What a mess. It wiped out my internet completely and I had to go through the phone support to get it back. It wiped out not only my old email address, but my new one, so I had to go to tech support for that. Now I am not getting my message notifications from Spark People even though I have gone through the area where you put in the changes (which means I do get things like Best of Spark People and Healthy Reflections). I have gone in twice to the teams, unchecked all the things I wanted and rechecked them. I have checked the email part. I have checked that Spark People is on my safe sender list. I have called Qest. Today I got 2 notifications, but when I went and looked on the lists there are about 20 messages on there that I never got notified on. I didn't get notified on the email. It is driving me nuts trying to figure this out.

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ACROSONIC 6/5/2011 9:39AM

    Gmail is great! Love that you can access it on any computer and can search your mail when you need to find something.

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RAINBOWCHOC 6/5/2011 4:40AM

    I have found it best to get an email from a generic site like gmail, hotmail or yahoo. This way you are not tied to a server and can check your emails almost anywhere. It will mean changing again but hopefully never again!
best wishes, Sandra

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MOUSALISA 6/5/2011 12:56AM

    I got myself a new email address myself this week and I hate it !!! It is, and it sucks ! Even a simple copy and paste is impossible to do, and I can not figure out how to do it. So I hear ya. emoticon

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Oh, I was naughty today

Monday, May 16, 2011

I didn't start out that way. After my labs were drawn I went to go swimming at the rec center therapy pool. The center was closed until 3. I had already had lunch at a local Mexican restaurant there (well, that part wasn't too bad since I took at least half home). But while looking around a shopping area near the rec center to see what was in there I found a frozen yogurt place. Fat free, but still I ended up with too much after being used to seeing places skimp on the dishes of it. Then after getting some supplies for the photo printer, I wandered over to Target. That is where I really had my problems.

I never had any kids. Never had a husband. So why do I fall for those cute little baby clothes? At least this time I had someone to waste my money on since my friend's family has "adopted" me as one of theirs, which makes me an auntie to two baby girls. So each of them will have a new little "onesy". Of course, Bre's cousin can't be forgotten about, so she has a new dress (2 1/2 months difference between them). Then while I was talking to my friend she said something about the shower coming up for the African family at church and I actually saw something that was a little brighter in color than the usual pastels, so I got that for the shower. Didn't need to go into that, since I am already working on a blanket for them, but it is in pastels since I couldn't find a brighter yarn soft enough for a newborn baby. Oh, was I bad.

I did, however, finally get to go to the pool and spent about an hour in it. I didn't get much done in the way of swimming because I wore out so fast, but got a little swimming in. And got rid of the soreness in my arm from doing yardwork on Fridy and Saturday.


Ready to give up

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I know that I am going to be yelled at, but nothing I do seems to help. I have trouble walking because my hips and back hurt too much, but the last couple of weeks I have increased it some. I went to the Botanic Gardens, out to the barn, and worked in the yard. I can't go to the therapy pool because I don't have the money for gas to get there, and the other indoor pools are several miles away, too. The Zumba class I hoped to take was moved to a recreation center further north. I will be yelled at because I haven't gone to them. I will be yelled at because I haven't walked to the one that is over a mile and a half from here and is down a steep hill that I cannot walk because of my hips. I haven't been eating much because my stomach has been burning and I have been getting sick when I eat. I am taking Lasix because the doctor said the problem with my leg is from edema, so I am not retaining fluids and I use very little salt. But in the past week I have gained another 5 pounds. I just don't know what else I can do but quit eating anything at all.

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QUIET_RAYNE 5/17/2011 9:20AM

    Now listen to me. Do not give up!! You are worth the effort. I know how hard it is to do things because of money. But walking is FREE!!! I understand about the ups and downs of hills, I live in Pittsburgh, so I found a walking DVD I do in my living room. If I can't do all the moves I just march in place. Anything is better than nothing.

Also, you have to eat. If you do not eat, your body slows down and you won't lose weight.

I would also talk to your doctor, its just feels like something else is going on for you...its better to be safe than sorry.

Hugs to you, and I will be thinking of you......remember....for better or worse, I am in this with you!!

Geo emoticon

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CLROCK 5/15/2011 4:42PM

    I get what your saying and I too have recently gained weight but I can't give up. I just have to hang in. And Rainbowchoc might be right, you may not be eating enough to lose weight. That has been my problem in the past. Not this time though, I have been eating because I as stressed out as I can be right now. I just need to hang on a little longer and I will have all the answers I am waiting for.

Side note I have also had cancer, and it can be a very lonley and scarry process.

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MAXIE56 5/15/2011 8:35AM

    Hi Darlene, I see you live in Colorado, so do I.
always tell yourself never to give up no matter what, log your food and follow the spark diet and you will become healthier, I have not lost any weight is over a month but I know I am healthier.

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RAINBOWCHOC 5/15/2011 6:41AM

    so sorry things are looking so bleak for you today. I'm sure you don't want to hear it will be better soon as a platitude so I'll be more positive! Try and find a painkiller which doesn't hurt your stomach, paracetamol suits most people. If you take it 20-30 minutes before you begin the walk it should allow you to manage a mile of gentle walking.
You may find you are not eating enough to lose weight and so your body is retaining fat in "starvation mode" do eat the amount of calories that is suggested on your start page tracker. It isn't easy to be exercising in pain so be gentle with yourself, look after yourself and do some chair exercises to keep moving till you feel better
best wishes, Sandra

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