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Just keep walking.....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I have been on the treadmill every day I don't work. That's usually at least 4 days a week, give or take.

Today, I just didn't feel like it and decided to go over to the local lake. It's a beautiful lake, it was about 70 degrees and I walked the three miles around. When I was done I felt so invigorated !!!

I have been full of energy ever since. I don't know why I didn't do this before. I used to walk the lake all the time but somehow just forgot how good it felt.

I was over my 10,000 steps by 3 and am going to go way over!! Tomorrow I have a Dr.'s appointment in the morning but on Friday, if it's not raining, I'm walking the lake!!!

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DOROTHYBERO 10/16/2014 10:38AM


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LRILEY47 10/16/2014 7:25AM

  I, too, love the outdoors. I have just gotten a bit busier than I had been in quite some time. I need to stop procrastinating and just do it !! Truthfully, it has been crummy weather and I do like to take my dog for walks as well. She is a bit overweight and it would benefit the both of us. So, let's keep encouraging one another and support each other as much as possible. I know it would help me !!! God bless you all !!!


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DRTOVAH 10/15/2014 8:47PM

  I love walking outdoors too. I do hope to get a treadmill once the weather cools down too much for me.

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HIMELISSA2007 10/15/2014 8:41PM

    This is awesome. the weather was nice today here. So, I did my errands and walked to take care of them. Now, I'm feeling relaxed and tired. So , I know I will sleep well. I like walking especially outside. However, once in a while I like the treadmill but the sunshine outdoors is so invigorating.

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WALLAHALLA 10/15/2014 7:56PM

    emoticon I love to walk outdoors. I can't wait till we have a free weekend and can go for a hike through the woods and enjoy all the fall foliage.

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ICECUB 10/15/2014 5:52PM


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Clean Eating

Friday, October 10, 2014

After the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana I had so many delicious leftovers I lost myself. I ate everything I shouldn't have and was a mess. I felt awful and my clothes were getting really tight.

I woke up and decided to eat much better. I've been eating almost no processed foods, no wheat or gluten products at all and as much raw as possible. Every day I eat huge salads with lots and lots of different vegetables!!

I feel soooooo much better!!! I have much more energy and I'm not bursting out of my pants. It's almost two solid weeks of eating this way. I want to keep it up and make it until Thanksgiving. I will have to cook for a lot of people then too but I hope I'm on a good streak!!

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READYRISA 10/13/2014 7:19PM


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LINDA! 10/11/2014 11:53PM

    emoticon You are back on track!! emoticon

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PHEBESS 10/10/2014 10:18PM

    After a holiday celebration, I've learned to send 90% of the food home with the guests, keeping maybe one day of leftovers for us. Helps the holiday last, but also gets all that food out of the house!

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WALLAHALLA 10/10/2014 10:17PM

    Sounds like you are making up for lost time. Good for you!

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ICECUB 10/10/2014 7:23PM

    way to go getting back to healthy eating. glad you are feeling better.

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GEORGE815 10/10/2014 6:36PM

    Keep eating those good foods. Your body will love you!

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TRAVELGO 10/10/2014 6:03PM

  Good Luck to you!!

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Happy New Year

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tonight starts the holiday of Rosh Hashana. It is the beginning of the Jewish New Year. It is the year 5775. Isn't that a great number??

I want to wish all my Spark People friends a very happy, sweet new year. I hope we find peace and prosperity and most of all good health.

L'Shana Tova :)

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52BINCE 10/6/2014 4:15PM

    Thank you and a very happy Jewish new your to you too!

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NELLIEH1 10/1/2014 11:02AM

    L'Shana Tovah to you, too!

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BONOLICIOUS2 9/25/2014 8:27AM

    Shana tova!

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WALLAHALLA 9/24/2014 8:23PM

    a palindrome year! too cool

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ICECUB 9/24/2014 7:00PM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR emoticon

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MIAMUSE 9/24/2014 11:06AM

    Happy 5775 and many more!

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My incredible pain :(

Friday, September 12, 2014

This is my precious Jennifer. She has been my constant companion for the past decade. I have been through tremendous trials and tribulations over the past few years and she has been my best friend, and greatest confidant.

Jenny hasn't been feeling well the past few weeks. I took her to the vet and he just couldn't figure it out what was wrong so we had an ultrasound done. The news was bad, very bad.

My darling Jenny has cancer. It is inoperable. My vet, who is wonderful, called the specialists and they want to do all kinds of tests, biopsies, etc. It's really not about the money (between 6 and 7 thousand dollars), but it's going to really have the same outcome anyway. She is somewhere between 13 and 16 years old. We don't know because she was a rescue. I can't put her through this, it will be torture.

We have decided to keep her comfortable and pain free. She is on meds that I give her every day which will temporarily shrink the tumor. Eventually, it will stop working.

The vet thinks she has a few months. I plan on making them great months. She had a horrible start to life but when I adopted her I gave her a wonderful life, filled with love and compassion.

I will miss her more than I can ever say. My heart is broken into little tiny pieces.

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LOUIE-LILY 9/24/2014 12:04PM

    I just saw your blog. I cannot say how sorry I am. Tears fell as I read this. I went through a very long, sad ending when my poor darling Smokey Boy came to his end also at the hand of a terrible cancer. I know you already know this . . . but I will say it anyway - You are doing the right thing for your precious little one. For all the love and joy they have given us, we must do the right thing as their lives are drawing to a close.
I will keep you in prayer in this very difficult time.
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LINDA! 9/16/2014 6:46PM

    I am so sorry to read this. emoticon

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KATRINAKAT23 9/12/2014 11:27PM

  emoticon emoticon She will know she is loved, I hope you can take comfort in that.

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 9/12/2014 7:25PM

    emoticon I understand completely and believe you made the best decision.

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PHEBESS 9/12/2014 7:16PM

    Oh I am so so sorry - I know exactly how you feel. Our Cleo, a rescue, was about 17 or so when we got the diagnosis of kidney failure. All we could do was keep her comfortable and happy, pampering her for her last several months.

They become our children, don't they? And while we can give our pets wonderful lives, I think the greatest unfairness of the universe is that they have life spans so much shorter than ours.

Big hugs to you. And kisses to Jenny.

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SUE5007 9/12/2014 6:11PM

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I think you made the right decision. But I'm sure that doesn't make it any easier. Best wishes to you and your kitty.

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ICECUB 9/12/2014 6:00PM

    I am so sorry Jennifer is so sick. I love cats I know how you heart goes out to you. I will keep you in my prayers.

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WALLAHALLA 9/12/2014 5:52PM

    I understand completely. I am a huge cat lover, and would be devastated if it were my Percy. emoticon

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AUDISP 9/12/2014 5:19PM

    I understand exactly what you are going through. We found out that my Toby had cancer and I couldn't put him through any more. He was 17 yrs old. You have made the right decision as difficult as it is. You are a good friend to her. emoticon

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Can you believe this????

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I was on Spark People last night and suddenly this pop up comes on and my computer locked up. If you can 't read it, it says "National Security and Government something or other.

It says my computer has been encrypted and I must pay $300. to get a code and unlock it. It is worded in such a way that I was so upset. It's called "scare ware". It's meant to scare someone and get money out of them.

When I got home from work today I ran over to Apple to see what the heck this was. The guy there took all of 10 seconds to get rid of it. He then pointed to a woman across the way and said she came in for the exact same thing.

I put it on my Facebook page and sure enough it happened to a friend of mine last night too.

Please be careful. NEVER, EVER give money to anyone no matter who they say they are. The government doesn't do stuff like that. Just be careful and learn how to FORCE QUIT your computer.

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PHEBESS 9/10/2014 8:55AM

    SO many jerks out there!

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PURPLE0906 9/10/2014 6:22AM

    There is so many malware, spyware and viruses out there. The Government one has been around for a while. A lot of times you can't get it off and the pc will have to be wiped off. Please make sure you have a good virus software and malware/spyware software. I use Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and as long as you keep it updated and run scans you should be alright.
Also, if you go to a site and it wants you to download software, click out of that site!! Some people at work actually shut the pc down. It's a good thing, cause sometimes things get downloaded and you dont even realize it.

Have a great day!!

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WALLAHALLA 9/9/2014 9:36PM

    They should trace the IP address it originates from and arrest them for fraud and extortion.

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LINDA! 9/9/2014 8:02PM

    It is so frustrating what can happen when just reading something on the computer.

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UMBILICAL 9/9/2014 7:08PM

  Interesting point

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