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What Went - Wednesday

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Colonoscopy is done. I'm still loopy after a nap. The family thinks this is funny. Ds won't let me near the stove. The house is an absolute mess. I just ate a meal. i tried earlier and dropped the plate in my lap because I fell asleep holding it. I'm going back to sleep in a minute.

Dd's ear still hurts. I can't drive in this state and dh thinks it isn't bad enough to take her to the ped's clinic that is open. He's not the one who has gotten up to take care of a sobbing 13 year old two nights in a row. He is making sure she gets more meds though.

I told dh about the ITunes card needed to round out dd's presents. I don't know if he followed through. Can't follow through myself. Can't think any more so I'm headed to bed.

  
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FRAN0426 12/24/2014 10:41PM

    Get the rest you deserve after the test done today. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe new year Jean.

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TRAVELGO 12/24/2014 7:43PM

  zMerry Christmas to you and yours!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/24/2014 7:11PM

    Get some sleep, my dear! !

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What Went - Tuesday

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I'm breaking my step streak today as I prep for my Christmas Eve colonoscopy. There is no way that I can go out for walks because a) I can't be out of range of a certain room in my house and b) on a liquid diet I just don't think I'm getting enough calories to spend on exercise. I'm checking my sugars to make sure I don't go too low as it is.

  
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JENNEINAZ 12/24/2014 11:14AM

  That sounds like a plan. I hope the colonoscopy goes without a problem.

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LOPEYP 12/23/2014 6:23PM

    Good luck!

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JIMA64 12/23/2014 6:03PM

    Best of luck.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/23/2014 5:59PM

    Good luck!

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What Went - Monday

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Day 23 of getting over 6000 steps.

I've lost 3 pounds since upping my exercise to 6000 steps a day. I'm very cautiously happy. One of the things you lose when you gain so much weight and have chronic pain is confidence in your ability to really make a lasting change in your health and weight.

My heart sank when I started to get a sore throat a few days ago. I was really afraid that this would totally derail my progress. My next hurdle is tomorrow and the next day. Tomorrow I get to eat breakfast as normal and then I have to have only liquids for the rest of the day. I'm worried that this will make me give into this virus that I'm fighting. And I'm worried that I will get seriously hypoglycemic. Then on Wed. I have my Christmas Eve colonoscopy. I'm a bit worried about this too.

Dd is starting to feel better. I am glad. I was up with her at 3 am because she was crying with pain and just not feeling good. Then I couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. . . I sure hope that both she and I sleep well tonight.

  
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FRAN0426 12/23/2014 10:58PM

    Congrats on losing 3 pounds Jean, you have been doing so well with the 6000 steps a day. Sure hope both you and your daughter got a good nights rest. Nothing like having to get in the middle of the night---then unable to get back to sleeping. I have been there many a time myself. Hope the colonoscopy goes wrll on Wednesday.

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ERIN_POSCH 12/23/2014 4:03PM

    (((HUGS)))

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ONTHEPATH2 12/23/2014 3:20PM

    Congrats! Way to keep stepping! And the thing that went, those lbs, not a bad thing to have go! Hope all goes well with your tests. Ooooooh - and one more time - Way to Go!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/23/2014 3:12PM

    HUGS

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JENNEINAZ 12/23/2014 11:11AM

  Great job on the weight loss and the steps!

I hope the colonoscopy prep goes well and you don't get sick.

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PICKIE98 12/23/2014 5:19AM

    Not sure if I would trade places with you on the scope..I am having a mammogram today after work.. My scope was two years ago.. no big deal..

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TOWHEE 12/23/2014 1:13AM

    I drink broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable) before colonoscopies. It's a bit salty, but it does have some protein. Lemon or lime jello are other favorites (prep at my clinic doesn't allow anything red or orange and no dairy).
I'm sending positive thoughts your way for a successful and pain free procedure.

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What Went - Sunday

Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 22 of getting over 6000 steps.

Dd is still sick. She doesn't have a fever any more but she still has a sore throat and a bad gunky cough. I felt ill too. I stayed in bed all morning, mostly reading. I did get up at noon and showered and dressed. In the afternoon I decided to go to the Y and walk on the treadmill. The plan was to walk only as much as was comfortable. I actually went faster than I was expecting to go because the faster pace was the one that felt the most natural. Then later tonight I took Rocky for our usual evening constitutional.

I think I'm battling some depression. I just can't seem to write those Christmas cards. Saying, "Life is the same-old, same-old except that my dad died" doesn't seem all that festive, you know? I talked to my eldest sister for awhile. It's funny to me. I didn't really get to know her until I was in my twenties and she was in her thirties because of our age difference, boarding school and then her moving away to another continent when I was seven. But now we are best of friends.

  
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FRAN0426 12/22/2014 11:50PM

    Woo-hoo, doing great on the walking 6000 steps a day. Sorry to hear your DD is still not feeling up to par. You get better too. Found out today our granddaughter has a 103 temp and bad cough. She was going to come over on Christmas Eve day to spend time with us while both our DD and hubby work, may not happen, along with not going over there for Christmas day. DD says the school notified them late last week that the flu which is in full bloom in Mn. is running wild in the school, hopefully it will die down now that Christmas vacation is here for this and next week.
We had a great time in northern Mn. visiting with my twin sister and her hubby the past six days. Glad you and your sisrw are close, sisters are good friends.

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ERIN_POSCH 12/22/2014 12:41PM

    Great STREAK....
Great job staying focused and motifvated enough to try and accomplish at liast a minimum. I find that once i try for the minimum I generally feel fine enough to do a bit more.

praying your Christmas will be a happy one, full of blessings and joys. having your sister to share memories with can be such a blessing.

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JENNEINAZ 12/22/2014 12:16PM

  I hope you dd and you feel better soon.

I understand about the not enjoying the holiday season. Sometimes it doesn't seem like there is much to celebrate.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/22/2014 11:16AM

    Hope you and your DD feel better.

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GINGKO711 12/22/2014 2:19AM

    Sounds like you got lots of walking in!

On the Christmas cards, I say don't sweat sending them until after the holiday. No sense writing them when you're so uninspired. Maybe the festivities will put you in a more festive writing spirit?!

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What Went - Saturday

Sunday, December 21, 2014

It is 11:26 pm and I just finally got my 6000 step goal (ok I went a bit over but just by about 50 steps). Today was hard because dd is pretty sick with a fever and a very gunky chesty cough. I was struggling with a sore throat too. I've been guzzling Airborne. Tonight after the kids were in bed I was at a crossroads. I had only barely gotten 2500 steps all day. Should I just let the streak die and start again tomorrow? Should I try to get the steps in anyway? But it was dark and a bit stormy and I decided to make the deciding vote my husband's. If he agreed to go out into the dark and windy night then I would get in my steps. He not only agreed to go, but he suggested we go on two laps of my normal circuit so that I would get my total step count. I did still have to finish about 300 steps at home but normal bedtime chores took care of that. So my streak is still alive with 21 days of 6000 steps or better.

A lot of bad stuff is going around the area right now. FIL was taken to the hospital last night with a fever of 103 and an irregular heart beat and was admitted for two nights (at least). MIL now has whatever is going around but the retirement home is keeping a close watch on her.

  
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ERIN_POSCH 12/21/2014 12:27PM

    Glad to know that when the chips are down and life is a struggle, your DH is still willing to make sure you meet your personal goals WITH HIS LOVING SUPPORT!

AWESOME for you -- with team spirit like that you can get through anything =)

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JENNEINAZ 12/21/2014 11:57AM

  I am glad that you got your steps. Some days are hard.

I sorry about everyone being sick. Sick kids for Christmas is no fun and sick relatives is stressful. I hope everyone feels better soon.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/21/2014 9:36AM

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ALIHIKES 12/21/2014 3:16AM

    So sorry DD is sick, and that your in-laws are facing health challenges. I'm really impressed that you have kept up your streak! Way to go!

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123RJS 12/21/2014 2:49AM

    Be proud of yourself, days like today are hard to keep going an meeting your goals, but you did it and it sounds like you have a support system to help you. Give yourself and extra pat on the back for your efforts for today, you deserve it. emoticon

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