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Rage stress... not so good

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I know there is good stress and there is bad stress. Well, today I had to toss out all my plans to work with our internet/phone/cable provider that managed to cut our service on Friday instead of making sure our service at our old address was actually stopped. We had gotten a bill two weeks after we stopped that service and we should have gotten a refund for that time that had already been paid. The company got it wrong and also cut our current service. On Saturday we got cable and internet restored but our phone service is still out. To add insult to injury there is a recording on our number that allows for messages to be left. However, we are unable to retrieve and of the messages because we have no dial tone, no ringer and no access to anything from our phones. I'm trying to be patient as I was told by one person to unplug phone from modem. That meant having to move some very heavy furniture. After I did this, the next person said not to disconnect. And so it went. After five calls today I am now waiting to hear back from someone named Samuel who is supposed to call my cell when the service is restored. So, all my plans for the day have gone into the trash as I wait, wait, and wait some more. It is so frustrating and stressful to talk to people who don't seem to know what they are doing with this. I am angry, but trying to suppress that. I am stressed and know this kind of stress is not healthy or diet friendly. To calm myself I think I'll do some exercise here in the house. Here come the jumping jacks and push-ups. Maybe I'll even do some running in place and around the house. Hopefully, this will resolve before the day is gone. I can't go through this again tomorrow. Gotta love that service provider! Yuck!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAVENALEE 4/20/2011 7:29PM

    I SO understand your frustration!!!! Hugs and praying it resolves itself soon! emoticon

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CYCLINGSANDY 4/20/2011 3:36PM

    Yuck, yuck and double yuck! I cancelled our phones before moving to Germany last June. They charged us from June through January any way. We won't pay. I called many times from Germany paying for the calls since we don't get 800 numbers here. I have been prmised so many things and waited on calls too. I am not impressed with many customer service reps. Some are good, but many more are likely not. I pray you find some help soon with a competent person.

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DJH8235 4/20/2011 1:40PM

    You are really having a rough way to go, I hate having to talk to those people they don't know what they are doing and they try to make you feel like you are the idiot. Well take some deep breaths and we'll pray that it all get's resolved today. You are doing great I would have probably told them off by now. Hang in there it is flustrating but you are strong and will getthere emoticon

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I won't melt, you know!

Monday, April 18, 2011

emoticonOnce again we were out in the drizzle. emoticon My dh insisted on bring an umbrella. We both already had hoods so it seemed a bit redundant to me. If I had a nickel for every time I've reminded him that I won't melt I would be a wealthy woman... emoticon I actually enjoy a few drops on my face. I love the smell of the wet earth. It makes me feel to alive and giggling through and through. emoticon Sometimes I'm a bit frozen from the snow or sleet or just plain cold rain and wind. But, one thing is always true. I'm so invigorated and feel so successful after a walk outdoors regardless of the weather. emoticon And, I'm pretty sure I won't melt! Have a great week everyone! emoticon

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MYABUNDANTLIFE 4/19/2011 10:24PM

    One of our favorite things to do in the spring is to open the garage door during a thunderstorm and sit in the lawn chairs to watch the lightening! There IS something about the smell of wet earth and clean air that gets the heart beating and the blood running.

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CATLADY52 4/18/2011 3:14PM

    If we could have a warm mist, then I'd be out in it. Any thing else and I'm a wimp. I just don't care to be wet. I do like the smell that comes with rain. emoticon

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THINAGIN2 4/18/2011 12:21PM

    I don't mind a little rain myself! You are right about the smell of rain on the earth! Nothing smells better.

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Cheering them on...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I so enjoyed the nice walk to watch the 1/2 and full marathoners turn into the final stretch. I waved. I yelled. I clapped. I saw a few friends along the way. But, I was on the sidelines.
I've not been able to run in many years thanks to complications from MS, fibromyalgia and arthritis. But I used to love to run....back in college and just after. So, it was still a thrill to watch the competitors and wonder if one day I will be able to at least walk a 5K or 1/2 marathon??? The last time I walked about 7-8 miles I ended up in the hospital for more than two weeks with hallucinations and other struggles having to do with ms exacerbation. So, my dh says no long treks for me. Still, I think I might give it a try next year. Meanwhile, just walking to watch and cheer gives me a pretty good workout. It is a joy to be so near so much activity. Now, I can walk to so many things and the joy of the journey is not to be dismissed. Have a great weekend everyone.

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MYABUNDANTLIFE 4/16/2011 10:07PM

    Unlike you I have never had the desire to run :-) Never really saw the point. It is hard, you get sweaty, and I DO have a car you know! But recently the Lord has put this strange desire in me. Not sure what to do with it. But I have downloaded a good training program in to my iTouch with great music and my sweet hubby indulged me with a really good pair of running shoes. Now I just have to get moving :-) My fibro does OK with moderate exercise. And believe me...when I run it IS moderate LOL. So I will CHEER you on as you dream and believe. even if it is in your heavenly body...YOU WILL RUN AGAIN!

God bless,

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GRAMMAP1 4/16/2011 4:28PM

    It is good that you still have the desire to walk/run a marathon. Don't give that up but do follow Doctors opinion. I am glad you were able to observe the run. And you have a great weekend too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Roller Coaster Yikes!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm so up and down in my healthy/not so healthy routines that I feel like I'm on a roller coaster. I go from a great exercise day to a couch potato day. I go from a healthy eating day to a terrible binge day. I mix and match these ups and downs over and over and over again. The only way I can get myself on a truly exceptional track is to look to those healthy times, figure out what was going on to encourage my good choices, and then try really hard to replicate the good stuff. So, that is my goal for the next week. I will think about how I made the good choices and do that again. Hopefully, by this time next week I will be in a much better place. It is time to get off this ride once and for all!

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PENNI68 4/15/2011 2:11PM

    Great plan and good luck with it!!! You can do it!! I need to do the same thing myself!! I do great for a few days and then eat pizza!!! will get it right!!

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JBETTERID 4/15/2011 7:33AM

    Hi my name is Julie and i have only been on here a few weeks. I am still going really well at the moment but remember those roler coaster rides in my past.
You sound like you have already found a good way to deal with the roller coaster. No use looking at the bad days because you sure don't want to repeat them. Focus on the good stuff, those things you did right and smile because you did them right. Just think if it is like a roller coaster, the views from the top are amazing so I hope you are able to stick those breaks on up the top and get a really good look around. All the best to you for today and tomoorrow and the day after that and.... Wow what a wonderful view... cheers....Julie emoticon

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Sunny with a chance of weight loss!

Monday, April 11, 2011

After much snow, rain, and lots of cloudy weather, the sun is out and the forecast is for a pretty pleasant week. So, knowing I'm not likely to get caught in a storm, I so look forward to getting outdoors every day this week. Just getting me away from the kitchen temptations is an amazing way to eliminate a lot of those extra calories. So, I'm making my lists and figuring out which errands I can walk to, which I can hop on light rail for and which I will need to drive to. Andy for each outing I'm writing in some extra exercise. So, I'm very eager to see if this tact actually leads to weight loss. I've been stuck for a long time fluctuating up and down a few of the same pounds over and over and over again. Hmmm....we'll see! Have a great week!

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PENNI68 4/13/2011 9:41AM

    Good luck, it is nice to be able to get outside and get a little more active! You can do it!!

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TRIGFROST 4/11/2011 4:45PM

    You have a "Wonderful Week"... emoticon

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