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Where does the time go?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Where does all of my time go? I use to write blogs several times a week and kept a daily journal. I use to log all of my food and went to the gym to work out.

I'm winding down to my last big time consumer of the year - Christmas. After that, I can relax and get back to a more flexible routine. Hubby is going back to second shift after the new year and I won't have my time so structured in the evenings which allows me to keep to my schedule instead of his.

I'm SO looking forward to that. And even though we won't see as much of each other, I know that more will get done in less time allowing me to actually get to bed on time.

You wouldn't think such a simple change would have such profound results, but in my case, it does. I won't be chasing the clock down the rabbit hole. The time will be my own again.

I'm so excited!

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DEEGIRL50 12/4/2014 7:53PM

    I love your excited look! It's always nice to have some time alone to get things done!
Getting to bed on time will help with energy, weight loss, and general health. That's something to look forward to.

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LIFECHANGZ 12/3/2014 1:54PM

    emoticon k, where's the clock with wings? ooh, and we need a pig with wings too!!! LOL

I so know what you mean ~ relationships happen as we spend time with them but that can make our self-care more difficult to fit in...

Look forward to when you have time for more blogging ~ you so Spark me with your thougths!!! I'm excited too!!!


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    Glad you're so excited, Laura! You deserve a break and you need to put yourself first.

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DTHOR6 12/2/2014 8:06PM

    LOL sounds like you are ready for the change. Seems to me the older I get the faster time seems to go. It's unreal you blink and it's another day, or month.

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I've been hiding...

Monday, September 22, 2014

I've been hiding in my box of shame.

How did I allow myself to get this way? I've become that old fat lady walking with a cane.

I know that I have an injury, but I also know that this injury was caused because of my weight. Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knee. And what have I done about it? Nothing. My weight kept going up adding insult to injury until I can't walk on it without pain and a cane. The doctor even used the word -- walker.

Now to complicate things further, I can't have any procedures done to fix my knee until my A1c gets into check. Another thing that I have known about for several years and again, I've not done anything to help myself.

Will I be saying the same thing when I get neuropathy and my foot needs to be amputated? I'd done nothing to help myself?

Facing the limitations of having to rely on a cane has been somewhat eye opening, but also somewhat eye closing. If I close my eyes, it will go away, right? I can "wish" things back to normal, can't I?

It has been difficult for me to walk for some time. I ignored it. Found ways to get around it. Made excuse after excuse why I couldn't improve it. I stuck my head into the sand and hoped it would all go away.

It hasn't gotten better, only worse. It was never "tomorrow". It was just indifference.

I've stepped away from SP for a few days. I've needed to concentrate on me. My apologies to my wonderful FSC team and I beg your patience and forgiveness as I try to find my way back. I don't want to put on a happy face and pretend that all is ok, because it isn't.

The pain meds are helping me to move around a little easier and I only have to go to the office when absolutely necessary. I can work from home the rest of the time. However, that being said, I have my work cut out for me if I'm ever going to make things better.

I'm working on the physical items:

** I'm testing 3-5 times a day to make sure my blood sugars are in check.
** I'm keeping a log for my doctor logging my food and meds
** I'm finishing up my home "remove chaos" project -- paint and carpet are in the works

What I need to work on most is my head. It is a very complex place and I don't want to get lost in it.

I will find my way back out, I promise. I just need a little time to figure it out.

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DEEGIRL50 9/28/2014 7:56AM

    Please take care of yourself. We love you!

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MARGOO_GNU 9/26/2014 5:06PM

    “Whatever happens, they say afterwards, it must have been fate. People are always a little confused about this, as they are in the case of miracles. When someone is saved from certain death by a strange concatenation of circumstances, they say that's a miracle. But of course if someone is killed by a freak chain of events -- the oil spilled just there, the safety fence broken just there -- that must also be a miracle. Just because it's not nice doesn't mean it's not miraculous.” ~Terry Pratchett

It's not all about us. Some of it truly is genes, time, the priority of different choices. Yes, maybe you technically could have done something but at what cost? Did you want knees at the cost of leaving behind an SO who was not part of "the plan" or not paying enough attention to your job? You are going to be an old lady anyway one of these days, you can't stop that. Buy a cane with rhinestones and practice learning to twirl it. . . emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/22/2014 11:42PM

    Laura, I'm so sorry that you are going through this. Things will get better for you. Keep your mind and head in a good place. Praying for you.

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    Hugs! I totally understand. As the song goes, "they'll be some changes made!" I can't wait to get home!!!!

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    Laura, I'm sorry you're going through all this. Glad you are taking time to refocus and get back on track. You can do it!!! Praying for you!!! Take care!!



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MOMOFBOYS 9/22/2014 4:47PM

I have been thinking about you. I know the struggles. I know the mind. Mine is a crazy messed up place! I know that you just have to start and go it one day at a time. Don't look back, there is no point. Set small goals, work at it. You can make this change. I know exactly how you feel. I beat myself up with I shoulda, coulda, woulda. You are not perfect! None of us are. You do not have to carry this team. We are here to help each other. I need the support from everyone who is just like me. We will conquer this together. I think we need another improve the mind challenge. That did help me. But I need to keep it going and not falling back in the bashing phase. Let's do this! Ask for what you need and we will all be here to help! Hang in there! We will win! emoticon emoticon

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BUMBLEBEE-RN 9/22/2014 1:21PM

    Love the imagery you added to your blog...

I can completely relate. Let's step out of the box of shame together.

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_RANDY_ 9/22/2014 12:50PM

    reminded me of a quote ........

"my mind is like a bad neighborhood and I should never go there alone!"

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RONNIEHUEY 9/22/2014 12:45PM

    Prior to my double hip replacements,I use to dream of walking again. I put up with the pain and using a walker for 5 yrs before I got up the gumption to lose the required weight for surgery.That was five years ago. Now I walk 2 1/2-4 miles several times a week, No limping or pain unless I over do it.
I lost the weight by being conscious of what I ate,journing really helped.I weighed in once a week with a food Nazi friend. My cheat day was Friday because I loved Boston Clam Chowder and most places served it on Fridays.
You can do it,one day at a time.Good luck. emoticon

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They're coming to get you Dee.....

Monday, July 28, 2014

You should watch what dare people to do Dee.....

We are coming to your cabin Dee! I hope you are ready for us!

And let the games begin...

Is this how you saw today starting Dee?

It is happening all over camp now. Even at the campfire!

I think it is starting to snow!

And in the end....Dee survives her double dog dare.

Just another fun filled day at Camp FSC!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/30/2014 5:40AM

    anyone got a tissue theese fevers are making me sneeze,lol

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    PILLOW FIGHT!!! I love snowing feathers!

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DEEGIRL50 7/28/2014 11:42PM

    emoticon It looks like we're going to need a few of these...
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You really know how to take up a dare!! emoticon
Too funny!! I love it.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/28/2014 11:05PM

    Sounds like fun!

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    emoticon Sounds like fun!!!

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AANDAS_MOMMY 7/28/2014 1:48PM

    yay! What fun. What a great thought for my day. I'll be going on a camping trip this weekend - perhaps I should bust out the pillows. My kids have never done this before and it's been too many years since I had a good pillow fight.

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    ROFLOL!!! You go, girlfriend!!!

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What's on my plate (photo blog)

Thursday, July 03, 2014

What is on my plate? One of the things that I've been working on since June is trying to have at least 75% of the food on my plate be fresh, unprocessed foods - heavy on the freggies.

This first picture was dinner last night. I grilled burgers. So on my plate is a burger on a bakery fresh bun. I loaded the bun up with a slice of tomato, slice of onion, a little mustard, some pickles and lettuce. I added to that some additional slices of tomatoes and some Rainier cherries.

If you haven't had Rainier cherries, they are the only cherries that I'm fond of. They taste more like peaches than cherries. Unfortunately they are only grown in one place and have a short season.

So how did I do? The only processed foods were the bun, pickles and mustard.

I earned my smiley face!

Tonight, the weather was iffy, so I baked pork chops instead of grilling them.

In addition to the pork chops, I added fresh green beans with new potatoes and fresh broccoli with a little cheese. The only processed food was the cheese. Everything else was fresh.

Definite smiley face again!

What could be better?

OK.....the kitten wins.

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DEEGIRL50 7/3/2014 11:45AM

    I love the upside down burger! emoticon
Definitely FRESH. Definitely HEALTHY. And look at all the food you get to eat and still be within range.

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    Great Job, Laura!!! The food looks yummy!!

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    ROFLOL!! OK - it takes a LOT to beat the kitten!

emoticon blog!

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/3/2014 6:41AM

    They all look so tasty!

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GHOSTFLAMES 7/3/2014 5:32AM

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MARYJOANNA 7/3/2014 5:17AM

  Looks yummy!

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A Day at Camp FSC (Sample Arts & Crafts Photo Blog)

Monday, June 30, 2014

I'm at Camp FSC! There is so much to do here!

By the end of the day, I'll be...

What a good first day!

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AANDAS_MOMMY 7/28/2014 1:49PM

    too cute. Brings a smile to my face - again!!! Thanks.

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MCJOYFUL 7/1/2014 10:48PM

    Love it!

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DEEGIRL50 7/1/2014 12:21PM

    Love the heart shaped glasses and the pucker up face!! emoticon

Dog tired at the end of the day! Must mean you had a lot of fun and put in a lot of effort.


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    AWESOME!!! And we can use our OWN photos if we so choose!!!

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_RANDY_ 6/30/2014 9:29PM

    Very cool!

Thanks for the example!

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