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Update on my friend

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Some of you have asked about my friend who had the stroke. He was sent to rehab in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. He is now able to walk using a cane held in the left hand. At first his leg wasn't working so this is great news. He hasn't had as much improvement with his right hand as he'd like. I'm not sure how well his speech is coming along but he is in speech therapy as well as occupational and physical therapy. His brother works with him during the day as well. It sounds like he'll be home around April 14 to continue therapy here. I'm looking forward to seeing him and pray for continued progress with his recovery.

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 3/29/2014 8:59PM

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MOCNVW23 3/29/2014 1:44PM

    Glad to hear he is making some progress and hope it continues and pray for a speedy recovery. will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.
Missy

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CGARR442 3/28/2014 10:34PM

    I am happy to hear he is making progress. I hope it continues.

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JANE1216 3/27/2014 10:04PM

    emoticon for the update --- it's always good to hear how things are going with those we are praying for --- sounds like he's making progress and that's what counts --- continuing to lift him up for a complete recovery.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/27/2014 9:32PM

    Hope his recovery comes along better then the doc's expect!! My mom had a stroke in 2005 and never recovered fully. She still has problems with her speech and her right arm and leg.

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JAMBABY0 3/27/2014 8:54PM

    hope for a quick 100% recovery

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Prayers for a friend

Monday, March 03, 2014

I only lost a little over 3 pounds in February. I had a med change which caused 4 weeks of daily migraines. I also went out of town for a weekend and it took me a few days to get my food back on track. I'm close to 10 lbs. gone so I'm happy about that. I'm shooting for 8 lbs. lost in March.
A teacher friend of mine collapsed at school on Thurs. We had conferences that week and since we had worked 3 nights we were done at noon on Thurs. Thankfully he was still at school so someone could call for help (he lives alone). He suffered a stroke and was flown from our local hospital to a larger hospital a couple hours away. They discovered he had a torn carotid artery which caused the stroke. He was sent home on Sat. with blood thinners, told not to move much and no work for at least 3 weeks. Yesterday he had another stroke at home and was again life flighted to the larger hospital. As of last night we were told he had lost most of his speech. As of this afternoon we were told he would be in ICU another day or two to watch for further clots. He will eventually go to rehab. He's only 46 and teaches kids with special needs. Please pray or send positive thoughts for his full recovery.

  
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SUEAZZI 3/6/2014 10:54AM

    Keeping your friend in my thoughts and prayers.

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MICHFIT4LIFE 3/4/2014 7:37AM

    Prayers, and good energy sending his way! emoticon emoticon

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KANOE10 3/4/2014 6:45AM

    I am so sorry about your friend. I am keeping him in my prayers.

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SALAM4545 3/3/2014 11:25PM

    Sending positive energy for your friend and his students.

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LE7_1234 3/3/2014 11:05PM

    Sending prayers.

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JANE1216 3/3/2014 8:11PM

    So sorry to read this Kim and will keep him in my prayers. I know how hard it must be to have this happen to a teacher - so many depend on him each and every day and especially difficult with special needs students as they probably will struggle with understanding where he is and why he's not there. Sending prayers for the faculty/staff too --

God bless all of you --

Jane

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CGARR442 3/3/2014 7:34PM

    It is so sad when you hear of things like this happening. I hope he can recover. It will be especially hard for him since he lives alone.
Good luck to you with you March goals!

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/3/2014 7:26PM

    Very sad. I will send positive energy from CA.

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Jan. review/Feb. goals

Saturday, February 01, 2014

My goal for January was to lose 10 lbs. I lost 6.2 lbs. I didn't reach my goal, but I did do much better on nutrition and exercise. Nutrition has been much better. That's not to say I haven't eaten any junk, I have, but much less than I was. Exercise has been more consistent as well, but again, I can do better. Overall, both nutrition and exercise has improved and most days I track my food. I'm always one to want the weight to come off quickly so I'm focusing on being patient and making changes that will stick this time around.
My goal for February is to lose 8 lbs. We're going out of town next weekend so there will be a few restaurant meals. I'll do my best to make good choices. I want to be at goal or very close by the end of July.

  
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ABETTERJILL 2/2/2014 8:29AM

    Way to go on the 6.2 lost! I'd say we're officially back :) Have a great week - 100th day was Friday!!!

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KANOE10 2/2/2014 7:47AM

    Great goals. You can do it! Each pound loss is a success. Have a great trip.

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SUSANYVONNE68 2/2/2014 12:27AM

    emoticon You may not have got the exact numbers for your goal but you still accomplished so much more, you should be very proud, especially because you didn't give up and your still going strong.
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LE7_1234 2/1/2014 11:08PM

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That's for losing so much last month. Great job, even if it wasn't exactly what you were aiming for.



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CGARR442 2/1/2014 10:33PM

    Good luck! emoticon
You did a great job last month too even if you didn't reach the goal you wanted. At least you lost and you are better focused on what you are eating and your exercise.

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VLINDER2014 2/1/2014 10:06PM

    sounds like a plan sweetie.. and losing 6.2 pounds a month is Awesome !!

Every healthy choice made is a VICTORY !! you go GIRL !!

hugs , love and light ,
Dawn

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Motivator of the Day? Thank you!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

When I checked my mail this morning I saw that I was the motivator of the day. I'm not sure how that happened since I've only been back on plan for a few weeks. I have a very long way to go before I'm even close to my goal.
I appreciate all the comments, goodies, and friend adds that I received today. I'll weigh in tomorrow and post my Jan. results. I know I didn't reach my goal of 10 lbs. lost by Jan. 31, but I'm fairly close. More on that tomorrow.
Thank you again!

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 2/1/2014 9:44PM

    But of course, rock star!!!

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ABETTERJILL 1/31/2014 9:08AM

    Congrats, Kim!

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KANOE10 1/31/2014 8:23AM

    congrats. You deserve it!

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KNIGHTS6 1/31/2014 3:42AM

    CONGRATULATIONS, YOU SO DESERVE THE RECOGNITION
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Congratulations and way to go --- keep the focus, you're doing great!!!

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TAARON69 1/30/2014 6:12PM

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/30/2014 6:09PM

    Congrats!

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More big news

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I knew this was coming, but now it's official. My son asked his gf to marry him last night. They've been dating over 2 yrs. She has been married before and has 2 little boys, one who just turned 6 and one who is 3, (she is 5 yrs. older than he is). I'm so proud of all he's been willing to take on in helping raise the boys. He just turned 25 two weeks ago. He didn't have the best example of how to be a husband and father growing up so I'm very happy to see how he treats his fiance and her boys. I'm not sure when the wedding will be, possibly next fall. It looks like I'll gain a new grandbaby from my daughter, a DIL, and 2 step-grandsons all in a very short time. Lots of good reasons to stay on track with the weight loss!

  
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ADVENTURESEEKER 1/29/2014 11:55PM

    congrats!!!

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MUSICALLYMINDED 1/28/2014 7:58AM

    Great news! Congratulations!

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LE7_1234 1/28/2014 12:46AM

    How lovely!!

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PEGGY11 1/27/2014 6:47PM

    Your cup runneth over. So happy for you and yours. Good news is always welcome. emoticon

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JOHNTJ1 1/27/2014 6:30PM

    Kim you just have all sorts of good things going on in your life!!!

I am happy for you

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ABETTERJILL 1/27/2014 10:47AM

    How exciting! You do have lots happening in a short period of time. Enjoy it :)

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KANOE10 1/27/2014 7:38AM

    Great news for your family. I am very happy for you!

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MICHFIT4LIFE 1/27/2014 6:50AM

    Very happy for you Kim! Very happy news indeed!!! emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/26/2014 9:25PM

    Happy news, for sure.

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CATTUTT 1/26/2014 8:48PM

    What wonderful news! How awesome!

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JANE1216 1/26/2014 8:45PM

    WOW!!!! you just keep on getting blessings day after day!!!! Congrats to all the family --- your family is getting bigger as you get smaller ---- how awesome is that?!?!?!

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