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Old Jeans

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

When I had cancer I had lost a lot of weight and bought some Wrangler Aura Jeans. After surgery I immediately started gaining that weight back. I haven't been able to wear those Wranglers for the last year plus. Sunday I was having trouble with the jeans I have been wearing, so yesterday I decided to try the Wranglers again. I haven't really been losing weight, but apparently I have redistributed it. I slipped into those Wranglers like I had never had any trouble with them. They are so comfortable and are a type of jeans that don't make me look so fat as I do in others. YIPPEE!

Today I finally made it back to the pool after a hectic last few weeks helping a friend out. It felt great. The time the pool is open has increased for the fall, winter, and spring sessions, so I was in there for 2 hours today.

I have also walked with Movers and Shakers from the hospital and taken my dogs out for walks the last couple of days, which they enjoyed better than running in the large yard. I hope that I can keep all this up and start dropping weight as well as getting in better shape. Thank you Spark People friends for all your encouragement.

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WANDAC2013 9/19/2009 1:42AM

    YAY!!!! Good for you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AJANNIE 9/16/2009 12:55AM

    That is great keep up the good work emoticon

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Trying for a new start

Sunday, September 06, 2009

I haven't been too good about things since I got back from St. Louis, but today I decided to make a new start at it (hopefully). I am going to try to just eat what I have at home other than for veggies and fruit and milk. Maybe that will make things healthier and I will save a little on expenses. I successfully resisted a few things today, like pies and M&Ms and made some stir fry for lunch.

I've also not been to the pool much since getting back, but my friend is all moved now so I am hoping I will make it several times a week again.

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DEELOVE31 9/6/2009 6:53PM

    Fresh start, sounds good!! I need one to get me out of this rut!! I wish you the best and keep on sparking.

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MARISSA40 9/6/2009 6:33PM

  Way to go keep at it. It can be work sometimes.

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I hit the big pool today

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

I have been doing all my water exercise (mostly swimming) in the small, warm therapy pool. I use floats that work like weights (backwards) and do some aerobics in there. Today I noticed that the big pool was open at the same time now, so I tried a lap in it. From one end to the other is 3 times that of the therapy pool. I did make it the entire way one way, then rested and on the way back had to stop once about half way. Someone told me it wore you out a lot more to swim in the warm water pool, but I got worn out sooner in the big pool. I want to try to make it at least down and back without having to take a break before the end of the year. That might not seem like much, but it is for me. Heck, I don't think I have ever done the length of a large pool before. I also tried my goggles (need them to see anything) and swimming like you are supposed to, putting your face in the water and breathing. I could make that for about 3 strokes before getting water in my nose, so I have to work on that more, too.

I am going to have to try to find ways to strengthen my stomach area muscles when I'm in the pool. When I sneeze, it hurts.

Coming back from my trip I have had a lot of trouble getting back into gear. It was not so difficult from me when I started with SP.

To anyone who has posted remarks on my page or to my blogs, I appreciate them. I just don't know how to write back on those. Sorry.


Back Home

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I got home yesterday afternoon. What an adventure! On the way to St. Louis I noticed the truck was using an awful lot of oil, so stopped to have it checked. They didn't find why it is using so much oil, but the transfer case was spraying fluid all over the place, so I had to stay in Oak Grove for an extra day to get that repaired. I finally made it to St. Louis and the motel and then couldn't start the truck to get back to the room. I ended up needing a new fuel pump there. I was sure blessed to be able to make it to both places without ending up broken down in the middle of nowhere.

The remembrance party for Aunt Edna went very well. There were lots of pictures and stories about times with Aunt Edna. Most of the family that is still around was there. I re-met a couple of cousins who were very little the last time I was there, and re-connected with many I hadn't seen for a while. On Sunday we had dinner at another cousins. Monday everyone was heading for home.

It was a little bit of a worry heading home, but I made it here okay and got my dogs last night. Boy, were they happy to come home.

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KAT7457 8/20/2009 3:25PM

    glad to see you made it home sorry about all those extra problems you had on the way. hugs Kat

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 8/19/2009 11:59PM

    I'm sorry about your loss but it sounds like there were plenty of good memories!! What a mess with your truck!! Yikes!! Poor doggies got stuck an extra day!!!

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Heading out

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Well, Wednesday I will head out for St. Louis for a SHORT visit. I took the dogs to the sitter tonight and I didn't want to leave them in her van to go home with her any more than they wanted to get in there. They both know her well since they stayed with her after I had my surgery a few years ago and knew her before then, but they would rather stay with me. I already miss them being around me.

I am hoping that what I have gotten to take with to eat will be okay. I have some fruit and will maybe stop and get more of that on the way and back since it is easy to get at stores. And I have some all natural ham and turkey slices and yogurt, rolls and bread and low-fat mayonnaise and cheese. I am staying away from the veggies because I don't want my stomach acting up on the way or there.

Right now I am just frantically trying to finish getting things ready. My clothes are in the dryer and I am hoping that will get all the stuff off that the washer keeps leaving.

I need to remember to get out and walk around, at least, whenever I stop for a nap on the road. Luckily, after I get out of Colorado there are a lot of rest areas available.

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WANDAC2013 8/17/2009 5:12PM

    Take care of yourself and be careful on your trip, Darlene. Before you know it, you will be home with your doggies and have a wonderful reunion!!!! emoticon Wanda

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