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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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Sunday, May 1

Sunday, May 01, 2011

I made a bit of a change for my weekend. I have been so addicted to TV programs that the TV is on all the time. Friday, before going to the Zumba class I turned the TV off and I haven't turned it back on yet. Tonight I will watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition, but I think that is all. Yesterday I read a book and I took expired prescriptions to the "drug dump," then got a tuner for my autoharp and went looking for a Zumba DVD again (none found, so will have to order on-line).

I'd work in the yard today, but it is freezing out and starting to snow. So I will work on some stuff inside. From my "Today's Inspiration" newsletter I got one that I thought I would like to share. It sounds like a wonderful balanced life.

To that, I add, Thank God for each day of your life.

May 01, 2011
Quote of the Day
"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."
Robert Fulghum



Friday, April 29, 2011

This morning The Denver Health Plan group had a Zumba Class for the people on their Medicare plan. I FINALLY got to see what Zumba was like and try it. What a blast. It was kept low key/low impact because all who were there were either seniors or disabled. The one problem was I am so out of shape that I felt like I was 120 instead of 60 and normally I feel like I am 30 (except for when I have the hips act up -- I can't say the back makes me feel older because it has given me problems since I was in my 20s. Most of the people there were getting by better than I was and everyone was enjoying it. There was one man who was enjoying himself so much that he was just bouncing all over doing it. When he left I noticed he must have had a stroke (or something similar) because one side was mostly paralyzed when he walked. But that didn't stop him. I wish I could keep remembering all the people who have been through things like that rather than just cancer that has been in remission for 5 years and diabetes that really don't cause as much of a problem as what they have gone through, yet they have more will to keep getting out than I do.

I am trying to find a DVD or two on the Zumba that I can use here at home. Gosh, maybe we could try it at the Ladies Night Out at church sometime.

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STORMYZCAT 4/29/2011 10:39PM

    I am also excited to try my first Zumba class! I have heard so many positive comments about how much fun it is. I checked Target, Walmart and Best Buy and did not find a Zumba DVD but I did see some on-line (a little pricey for the ones I found) Good luck and keep up the good work!! emoticon

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I keep thinking about things yesterday. I was so blessed to have Breanna's grandpa give her to me to hold when he took the offering at church (her mother sings in the Worship Team). I've never had any children. I have no family in Colorado at all. Breanna's grandma "adopted" me into their family 5 years ago when I had cancer and her entire family accepts me. To hold that little baby during the service was one of the best things that happened to me this weekend.

Oh, the weekend wasn't only that. I was treated to a movie Friday night for my birthday. The church went and saw Soul Surfer. That was a tear jerker and a triumph with quite a bit of insight.

Saturday a friend came in from out of town and we went to the Cracker Barrel and then to a concert by Signature Sound. I hadn't ever heard them before and I loved the concert. I wasn't all slow gospel, but very upbeat and fun. Seeing Marie was really great, too. I haven't seen her for almost a year and a half.

Today the weather was great and I actually got out in the yard and did a little of the yard work. Three hours worth, total, and that got about 1/6 of the yard raked. I actually felt a sense of accomplishment with that little bit. Tomorrow I might not be able to get up, but even though I am so very sore today I am really glad that I got out there and did the little i did.

I hope everyone else had such a Blessed and wonderful weekend as I did.

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SZAMO84 4/13/2011 8:10PM

    Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend!

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