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My Early Morning Walk

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wind's blowing
Water's flowing
Birds singing
Hawks winging
Owls who-ing
Cows mooing
Horses neighing
I'm just saying:
I'm alone,
My friends stayed home.


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GYMCHICK30 3/27/2013 8:07PM


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IS1GAR 12/30/2012 7:05AM

    You are inspiring to me and I will be there next Saturday.
Good for you! You got the benefits of the 4 mile walk and not us.

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NILLAPEPSI 12/29/2012 4:03PM

    You had lots of company. Just not the human kind. emoticon

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Annoyed today

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I am so annoyed today. I had a 7:45 appointment this morning for bloodwork and it did not go well. My veins are always difficult but this morning they poked me three times and still did not draw any blood.

I told the tech that normally it is necessary to draw blood using the back of my left hand using a very small needle or a butterfly. That is the most reliable place. So what does he do? He insists on using the bend of my elbow. Sure enough, no blood. So he calls in a woman to do the deed. I pointed out the places where I have been successfully poked before. What did she do? Poked an area near my wrist and blew the vein. No blood. Then she proceeds to poke me in the bend of my elbow AGAIN! No blood.

For the last three years, I have been having bloodwork done at an average of monthly, sometimes more often, and I pretty well know which veins work and which don't. I HATE NEEDLES and I hate when they not only poke but then start wiggling the needle around trying to find a vein. Now, I have a knot and bruise near my wrist and bruises in the bend of my elbow. . I also greatly dislike people who do not listen.

Now, I have to decide where I am going to go to get blood drawn before I see the doctor next Friday, fast again and get poked again. Oh well, maybe the fasting will make me lose a couple more pounds.

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ANGRITTER 10/23/2012 10:58PM

    I do hate that as well. They seem to think they know anatomy better than anyone else. I may not be a darn doctor, but I know how my body responds better than any doctor does!

So next time you tell them that no one poles you until they listen to you. Make them make eye contact. If they don't do it the first time... scream like it's killing you and then maybe someone will listen.

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PINK-SOLDIER 10/23/2012 4:55PM

    emoticon emoticon Hope things get better, good look next time. emoticon

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IS1GAR 10/23/2012 2:48PM

    emoticon I'm sorry for you....I hope you feel better by now.

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Are You Missing an Umbrella?

Friday, October 05, 2012

We have had torrential rain off and on for the last two days. Yesterday, while lunching in a local restaurant with a long-time friend and my daughter, the rain began bucketing down. It was decided that since she was the youngest one there, my daughter Marie would go to her vehicle and get an umbrella and return to escort us to our cars. I knew she had one of the small folding umbrellas in her truck so as she was about to leave, I told her, "Rie, I have a large umbrella in the front floor of my car, just bring it instead of yours. I left the driver's side door unlocked so you can just jump in and grab it quickly."

I noticed that she was gone for a while but eventually she returned, soaking wet, but carrying two umbrellas, neither of which was mine, but I didn't say anything. She duly escorted my friend to her car and then we agreed that she would drive me home since it was storming so badly, she could dry her clothing, and then we would return later for my car.

As we drove down the interstate, the conversation went something like this:

Mom, you didn't leave your driver's side car door unlocked."

"Oh, I'm sorry. I thought I did."

"You did leave your passenger door unlocked though."

"Oh, really?" Mentally, I'm thinking, chemo brain again. Since my electric locks aren't working, I would have had to walk around the car locking each door individually and I definitely didn't remember doing that.

"Anyway, the umbrella wasn't in the front; it was in the back."

"It was in the front. I saw it just as was getting out of the car and thought about taking it inside with me but I didn't. I forgot."

"No, it was in the back, right next to the litter box."

"LItter box? I don't have a litter box in my car. I do have a gallon of coolant on the back seat." I was thinking she mispoke and meant to say litter as I used to buy the brand of litter in the gallon jug when I had a cat.

"It was a litter box sitting right next to the umbrella!"

"Rie, why would I have a litter box in my car? I don't have a cat!"


So, if you drive a Saturn identical to mine, and if you are missing a blue-and-white umbrella, you can claim it, if you can tell me where and when it disappeared from your car.

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ABBYSHARPE 10/8/2012 8:44AM

    Okay, now that's funny!!!

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ASHAIXIM 10/7/2012 8:40PM

    LMAO!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Thanks for the uplift!! :D emoticon

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MRSCLAUS46 10/6/2012 8:03AM

    emoticon Hilarious! I've made the mistake of climbing into passenger seat of the wrong white care much to the chagrin of the driver sitting there waiting for his son! Thanks for the smiles! emoticon

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ANGRITTER 10/6/2012 1:42AM

    I love it! I have seen this happen to other people before. My dad has even gotten in someone else's Escape and gotten mad because it wouldn't start! I have had to tell him that if doesn't have a Harley sticker all the way across the back window, don't get in!

That is too funny and thanks for the first smile of the day!

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NILLAPEPSI 10/5/2012 9:55PM

    Oops!!! emoticon

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Remind me again...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Remind me again….

Just please, remind me again, oh Lord.

Remind me again, why am I struggling to reach a healthy weight? Remind me again… why am I exercising? Remind me again, if I love my water aerobics classes, why have I missed the last three or four sessions? Remind me again, why am I tracking (or not tracking) what I eat, why am I avoiding some foods I love, why am I feeling guilty if I am not Sparking every day?
I hate to diet!!

I hate to exercise! I hate tracking! NO, I don’t hate Spark or my Spark friends; they are the best. I don’t want to have to think about all of these things; I just want to eat whatever I want and do whatever I want.

Remind me that I feel so much better and have so much more energy when I eat healthy. Remind me that I actually love fruits and vegetables so why is it so difficult to eat enough servings every day instead of eating junk.

Remind me that a little over two years ago, I could not get out of bed but now I can walk four miles. True, I walk slowly and I am gasping for breath, but I can do it.

Remind me that although I have been struggling to lose the same few pounds over and over again the last few weeks, I am still 50 pounds lighter than I was at my heaviest.

Remind me that although my body aches and I am so stiff when I have been sitting for a while that I can barely move, I feel better when I exercise and there are many people who will never feel better no matter how much they exercise.

Remind me that I placed my life in your hands but I understand I have to do my part by trying to eat right, exercise and educate myself about nutrition.

Remind me again that IT CAN BE DONE! I only have to spend time with my Spark teams and read all the success stories to know this is true.

Just please, remind me again, oh Lord.

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IS1GAR 8/30/2012 1:42PM

    Let me remind you that your are not giving yourself enough credit, when we have done the 4 mile walk; sometimes the one Huffing & Puffing is me trying to keep up with your pace, that we do 4 miles in less than 1.5 hour and that we have done this for over 3 month.
Yes we both have had a share of set back lately but my friend we are only human.
You are doing great, Jessi and you are conquering the Healthy Life Style.
emoticon emoticon or I'll drag you....How is that for a friend????
As you always say one day at the time and one pound at the time.
See you soon.

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JULIEANNCAN 8/29/2012 11:36PM

    emoticon emoticon

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BECKYANNE1 8/29/2012 7:22PM

    You can do it! It's not always easy and yes we make mistakes. We are only human. Take it one day at a time. Enjoy those fruits and veggies and yes, you will feel better after you exercise. emoticon

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KSCRAP363 8/29/2012 1:44PM

    hang in there! We all struggle and you are a winner...a survivor!!! You CAN & WILL get through this!!!

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Is it too late?

Friday, June 01, 2012

This is a test to determine if it is too late to begin a new, healthier lifestyle:

1. Did you wake up this morning?

2. Do you plan to wake up tomorrow morning?

If you have answered yes to both of these questions, then no, it is not too late to lose weight, gain strength and begin a new lifestyle.


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MOONGLOWSNANA 7/17/2013 9:59AM

  Thanks Jessi for reminding me that every day above ground is a good day, and that while we are here it is important to take care of ourselves so that we can live our lives to the fullest. I'm making progress, slowly, but surely! I have lots of weight to lose so that my knees will stop complaining to me, and so that I can do the things I want to do with my grandkids instead of sitting and watching while everybody else has fun! emoticon emoticon

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ZACHERYSMAMA 7/11/2012 8:48PM

    Very true its never to late.


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RONNIEHUEY 6/28/2012 12:30PM

    How true! emoticon

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JAZZID 6/19/2012 2:20PM

    ... never too late!... Thanks for sharing emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 6/15/2012 10:52AM

    Right! Everyday we are here, is a new day with a new chance to make a change.

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SWAZY33 6/7/2012 1:16PM

    You are right! As long as we are still waking's never too late :)

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CJKBSN1 6/4/2012 9:57PM

  You made me smile. :) Very true words. Thanks.

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JIGGSYJOY2 6/4/2012 4:54PM

  Thanks for this wonderful test! You have a sense of humor that is also wise.

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ANGEL00700 6/4/2012 3:47PM

  I love this... GREAT ATTITUDE!!!

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4KWALK 6/3/2012 8:52PM

    Wisdom spoken here.
Thanks emoticon

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BRAVEONE92 6/3/2012 8:37PM

    Simple but very powerful! emoticon

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  Thank you for this! Really made me emoticon

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HAPINANA 6/3/2012 1:51AM

    It's that simple kids!!!! emoticon emoticon

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JULIEANNCAN 6/2/2012 9:30AM


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AUNTB63 6/1/2012 6:07PM

    Interesting way to look at this.....I like it....if you are breathing on your own your destiny. Thanks for sharing.

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BESCATS 6/1/2012 6:03PM

    I like it - sweet, simple, and true !! I am 64, retired, and began my new lifestyle a few months ago. I am now at my goal weight, and go to the gym 3 times a week. I love having the time for myself now. Good luck to you, and I am glad to hear that you are much better now, you have been through so much. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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