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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HI buddies.... Nearly bedtime. Geesh almost a week since I blogged again. Time gets away from me, I chat with a spark friend on fb, then go to pintrest then Oh time to turn this machine off and get some work done. lol I do come back and forth cos I have to rest between doing stuff.

Doing well, eating and have done some knee/leg exercises and a few arm ones so hope that continues. I am also using my infrared sauna again 3x wk to start. I will get healthy, fit and toned. I will lose wt before my surgery. I am positive I will. that is a change right there so at least that's a start!!!

Okay off to make tea for hubby and me! lol night


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GRLTAZ 4/19/2014 12:26PM

    Yup, older we get, faster time goes. It's a conspiracy I say ! LOL ! Keep moving. You are doing the best you can.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/16/2014 12:24PM

    I can relate. There are just not enough hours in the day to get it all done. The main thing is that you are making time to eat right and get some exercise in so you are in good shape for surgery.

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SUSIEPH1 4/16/2014 3:39AM

    I didn't know you were having surgery .. Hope all goes well my friend ..
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SOPHIEDO13 4/16/2014 3:18AM

    I didn't know surgery is for you is coming up !! I wish you well with this. I hope things continue on a good course.

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NEW-CAZ 4/16/2014 3:16AM

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What is different Wednesday

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

What pray tell is different than yesterday? Well one my spark friends that have known me a long time came through and told me in smarten up, eat well, take care of yourself the best you can. Also helped that I was feeling so ill last eve with belly issues. lol
So this morning, I got up and talked to myself saying YOU have never given up before, yea close calls etc. but you always know that your body is worth taking care of. Heaven knows if I allowed myself to gain wt and get more unhealthy, I sure wouldn't be able to do what I want to do. As it is there are days I am not able to move as well as I want.
PORTION and CONTROL of my hunger are my 2 enemies. I eat fairly healthy for the most part, and have very little processed food in our home. So it is eating when I have eaten enough even though I still feel hungry and portions.

Today, Hubby has dr check up and I am going with him, stop at the store for what I know I need and then home to get some stuff done. Was going to suggest going to the kids but we do take Thomas to the library tomorrow so then will stop in and play after.

So thanks to all that spoke out, that listened and helped. I know that I go through this it seems every so often, but I also know that I do get through it and come out resolved. Working at making this time a long healthy time.


I just was looking for images of life is better with friends and didn't see one that caught my eye but did see this..... how appropriate as life is always going to throw us curves...

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/11/2014 10:29AM

    I'm glad you are doing better. Great news!!

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/9/2014 6:59PM

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SUSIEPH1 4/9/2014 3:08PM

    Way to go darling! You sound so much more positive ... You can do this my friend xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon . Love Susie xx emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 4/9/2014 2:29PM

    You go Woman! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    So good when we gain perspective on what's going on in our lives. Good for you!!!
Thx for sharing.
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Ramblings........ on a wet, damp day.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Okay of you don't want to "listen" to me go on and on about why I can't do or why I "choose not to", then leave now LOL

I am sick and tired of me and my attitude. I know to have a change you have to change etc. I know, I know and I know. I have been doing some sort of food thing since I was probably 26 or so and for me or anyone to say just eat healthy - well it doesn't seem to work.

I also do believe that GMOS are way to prevalent and deadly, I do believe that the wheat we eat today is not healthy and not our grandmas flour.... etc. I KNOW sugar is a killer, I read about it, see it everywhere, have good friends on here that have been able to give it up, eat healthy. Others say moderation... well I have broken my moderation portion switch. I can honestly say that I am very often hungry after eating breakfast and supper. Not so much during the day. But I can eat as much as hubby, 2 eggs, 4 pc of bacon, hash browns, toast and jam, and he will be so full. I will say really I could eat more toast or bacon. I am truthfully not full. I don't know why, it makes no sense. I am not at that time filling any void just hungry.

So, last year at this time I did the naturopathic diet for 3 wks totally strict. Didn't feel much better but did it, I then stayed on it for 3 months with only 1/4 cup of honey if I was to bake in an entire recipe. Yes I did lose wt, did my pain or anything do better, no. GF doesn't make me feel any different either.

I am saying go back to naturopath diet again cos you lost wt. She told me we live this way, it is doable long term for life. Well, boy I don't even have a clue what to eat for breakfast other than oatmeal or eggs. I was only allowed 1/2 cup fruit a day, and no grains, no dairy and no sugar.... yes to greek yog. 1 serv a day. anyway I know it wont last for life.
Do I want it that bad then, well guess not. I want to eat healthy, clean, and have occasional treats, say once a week.... Is that so bad. NO it isn't, is it do able YES. So why can I not do it, why do I "choose" to make it so hard on myself....

I am at the will I do it if I get ill, cancer etc. point - which I have always said is so stupid, you know to do it now, prevention!!! I worked in the medical field. but then I know many obese nurses. But I know also that to have my knees done it will be so much easier if I loose wt. I will do better in all aspects.

So know why I am writing this......... cos I want a bagel, I desperately want a bagel. hubby has them in fridge. they haven't called me in over 2 wks but today I want reg. cinnamon raisin bagel. Why... I had my oatmeal and am so hungry. I wasn't too hungry then made breakfast and bang man I need food. I am thinking of making bacon cos don't want to eat the bagel. What is wrong with me, my mind and my switch in my brain that turns off hunger....

Now I am debating, stay GF, do paleo/clean eating, do THM, or try again at clean eating with salads, protein, and some carbs cos I do know that carbs make me want sugar. and btw in that oatmeal I had some greek yog for protein and today didn't but some days have berries.

So yea how bad do I want this, it is hard to exercise but many on here do more than I. but as dr said seems even physio exacberates my pain levels. I am back to walking the dog so that is good. he said no to arm ex. till I get my arm back to reg. movements.

I am not sure why I am writing this, do I want YOU CAN DO IT, or SMARTEN UP, or DO THIS... yea I want hey here are some ideas and BUCK UP before your health worsens.

NO idea why I am so confused about it all, started yesterday when I made a cheesecake ( no added sugar but tons in the cheese and such I am sure and no crust) and did share 4 very small pcs with dd and her hubby and ate the rest. yes in one day. Hubby and dd said do you hae to eat it all today. save it savor it. no I have to eat it when it is there. I would rather eat it all, enjoy it and then say okay it is gone , no longer a threat... strange eh?

okay bring in on spark buddies bring it all on I need your input good, bad, ugy and truth!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/11/2014 10:24AM

    I have similar problems - I have eaten and am sometimes even full but not satisfied and still feel hungry. I know the key is to reduce carbs drastically - a couple of weeks of low carb would correct things for me but I fight it. I hope you resisted the bagel. They just set you up for hours of craving.

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GRLTAZ 4/11/2014 9:33AM

    Wow, I see you struggling and I have no solution. (((hugs))) Maybe check out for ideas. When I was younger and mom controlled what I ate, I lost weight. She basically followed the food pyramid guidelines which is what I am doing. I hope you find a solution.

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WALKINGGIRL6 4/9/2014 6:18AM

    The only rule you need to follow is to eat less. Keep it simple, it works

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SUSIEPH1 4/9/2014 1:32AM

    Darling Cindy .. STOP looking for special and outlandish diets ... Just try to eat clean fresh fruit and veggies .. You can do this my friend .. Don't waste money on fad diets .. If you must have bread have a brown bread with grains in it .. Eggs are fine .. Bacon is fine .. Just 2 slices are enough .. My nutrition is open on my page .. Check out what I eat .. Don't forget tracking every little morsel you put in your mouth is essential .. So is drinking your water .. At least 8 glasses a day .. I put lemon or lime juice in my water .. It helps to burn fat and makes water taste much better .. emoticon
Check out other Sparkers pages if the have left theirs open .. Some one who has lost a lot of weight is the best person or persons to advise you ..
Love you my friend ..
This just makes you eat more xxx
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/8/2014 6:55PM

    here we go again lol, now we can you all the advice you want but until you are ready to listen and act on the advice its no use giving it, I mean this in the kindest sense. But when you are ready you will do wonderful, hugs

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NEW-CAZ 4/8/2014 3:23PM

    Ditch the cheese cake number 1, number 2 STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP!
If you fancy something that much have a portion and rearrange your eating over the next few days to compensate.
You'll lose weight if calories out outweigh calories in over a week.
one battle lost does not mean you've lost the war!!!!

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COSMIC_ENERGY 4/8/2014 10:52AM

    OK Girl--Give that D@^^n cheese cake away. It's a trigger pure and simple. Anything that makes us want to glutton it all up at once is a trigger!

Affirmations for today. I can make smart food choices.
I love that I get to treat my body as a temple.
If I were in charge of my best friend's food choices and her life depended on what the food choices I made for her. I could do it. I can do it for myself too.

Butt kicking aside,

Use these words: "I love when"... or "I get to"
I pass up more toast
I am hungry after dinner

Even when what comes after those words is a frustration...The I love that, is a positive brain spin...

Come on--step it up mentally when you can't physically. I'll get up off the couch and do 10 min of exercise and not eat after dinner tonight if you will. Deal?(even just stretching or yoga counts)

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Saturday and I walked the dog again

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Well I got up with Allie, first time in what seems like ages but really isn't. We only went 2 blocks and back but that was fine. I woke up with stomach ache and also back and knees hurting. What's up with that, darn... still have 2 days of prednisone and was hoping that the effects would last a bit. But alas it is supposed to rain and rain seems to mess big time with me. Oh well, I will survive LOL

Hubby sold truck today so we are off to pick up our new to us car which is much better on gas. I will drive dads over to the other half of city and then we will come back and go out to the veggie store and walmart.

Not a lot more today, just a reg. wet Sat, doing odds and ends and resting in between. I want so bad to get strong............


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SUSIEPH1 4/5/2014 4:28PM

    Such a good idea getting a newer vehicle .. Much easier for you to get into. We had to sell our F 150 when I was unable to climb into it ..
So great you got to walk Allie So good for you both .. Hope your pain lessens or the doctor can prescribe something better for your pain .. Love and think of you often .. Susie and Bobby xxx emoticon emoticon

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    I hope you like the new car. I drive a 4 cylinder chiefly for gas mileage.

I want you to get strong too. emoticon

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GRLTAZ 4/5/2014 2:02PM

    Everything takes time for which humans never want to wait. LOL ! Nice to hear you are getting a newer vehicle and sticking to plan for health.

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SOPHIEDO13 4/5/2014 1:09PM

    Sounds like mostly a good day. I hope the meds last longer for you.

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NEW-CAZ 4/5/2014 11:45AM

    Hope you're feeling brighter emoticon

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DOGMOMMA2THREE 4/5/2014 10:37AM

    You will get there!!!

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GEORGE815 4/5/2014 10:35AM

    Hope your feeling better.

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Long time no blog at least for me.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Saw this today and just felt it. I have been doing okay the past week. I had lost 5 lbs but now that I haven't walked the dog, cos of falling and then my arm, I have stalled then gained one. Dr has said going to be very hard for you to lose, cos menopause, inflammation, and the fact that everytime I work out even simple easy slow exercises my inflammation flares and pain gets way worse. It hasn't stopped me from doing it for most part, but yes the month of March wasn't great as not able.
However I do think I can do this, honestly not sure how well, cos I am eating very very clean, no sugar, no grain and yet not losing. I don't know what more to do, I am hoping to learn more and figure more and then get back to moving. I did 5 mins on my recumbent bike today and my knees hurt, that is even with feeling good cos of the prednisone. But I will do 5 again and again till I go to 7. that is what they suggested at group and even though I find it too low and want to do more, I know it will hurt me. So slow and steady turtle. Ironically I love turtles, and butterflies.
I haven't been on puter much cos not able to type. Last day or so hasn't been too bad, and today I did walk allie this afternoon around the block. I wont go out in am or dark cos still too much water that could be black ice. If I fall again any time soon I haven't a clue what would happen. My head still aches a lot more than normal and my elbow and shoulder still not great but improving! that's what counts.
So just a catch up blog and letting you all know, I may not be here lots, but am not down and out, and haven't gained lots and am hiding. I don't do that, I come and bemoan and whine not hide. LOL just not here cos busy on THM FB page and not typing much.

HUGS and be back soon!

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NEW-CAZ 4/4/2014 2:48AM

    Hope you health soon improves Cinders, like Cosmic said, it'll be mostly be water weight and will soon come off again.
Keep as active as you can.
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    I hope you feel well enough to get back to your everyday plan soon. Spring will arrive soon and maybe it will help your pain.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 4/3/2014 10:05PM

    Hang in there--the prednisone will make you gain weight, but hopefully just water. Keep exercising if you can.

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SEATTLE58 4/3/2014 6:09PM

    Well, it's so good to hear from you again too. I hear you with being on Prednisone and how it so hurts to exercise at all on some days. I'm getting it down to 3x/week with being on the Recumbent bike. I try for 10 min. at a time and try to get up to 30min./day, but doesn't always happen. I try to do my ST on the other days. It just seems like anything I do with having RA, I hurt the next day so much. If I don't do anything, then I hurt too the next day, so I might as well get up and get moving and that helps to lose weight. I can't walk for anymore than 10 min. inside or outside because of too much pain with the RA and OA. They say that slow and steady wins the race, so if we have to go slow and steady, we'll still get there one day! I'm glad that you're feeling some better! emoticon

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