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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Well figured out why I have been so tired. I came down with the flu I think. Real bad headaches, dry cough, fever. Just wanted to let everyone know why I haven't been on here for a few days. Gonna go back to bed soon. Love Joyce

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CELEST 1/14/2012 10:59AM

    Shame man sorry to hear that you are just feeling so aweful. Dont forget garlic too, excellent for colds and flu. My son slices the garlic and puts it on a slice of cheese and muches both up.
For my part I really am well. Last year I got myself terribly exhausted, but have bounced back this year, thankfully.

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NEW-ME-IN2012 1/13/2012 3:57PM

    Get better soon! emoticon

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GAMOMMY3 1/12/2012 6:52PM

    Feel better! HUGS

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/12/2012 5:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon get well soon.

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CELEST 1/12/2012 3:10PM

    Ugh not fun. Dont forget to make (or get someone to make) some chicken soup for sick people. It isnt an old wives tale, it REALLY does work.

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STEADFASTNSEE 1/12/2012 2:36PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticonand LOTS of emoticon

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CINA-MINI 1/12/2012 2:15PM

    Hope you get better soon! My nose has been running almost non-stop, but that is my only "symptom" of getting sick. I hope it passes soon.


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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hi all. I have been feeling very tired for the last week or so and coughing a bit at night. Not as bad as my hubby though.

I feel like the workouts are harder than usual. I feel so much more tired. But I have been managing to get in half hour workouts so far since Sunday. I started to skip today, then I read the feedback from all you friends and decided to do it. Thanks for inspiring me to push myself to do better. You all try so hard and it makes me want to try harder too.

I still haven't been logging as I should. And I know I have been eating more than I should the last couple of days. I think it is cause I haven't been able to go to bed early and I snack at night. At least I am trying to throw in some fruit (bananas and cuties) And I bought some of those yoplait whips. But I have been feeling so hungry at night. My cheerios help too (lol)

We are having pasta salad with tri colored pasta and chicken mixed in tonight with italian dressing. I haven't made that in awhile. I like the tri colored pasta cause you are sneaking in some spinach and carrots (lol) without even noticing it.

I hope everyone is well today. Love Joyce emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/10/2012 3:37PM

    emoticon just don't push too hard till your lungs are well. Dinner sounds yummy.

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Saturday, January 7, 2011

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Hi everyone. Good news. I lost the weight I gained from the "salt water" and I dropped an extra 3 pounds too. I was at 275 this am. I am really glad I got all that extra salt flushed out of my system. If you don't know what I am refering to read my earlier blog, (about 2 blogs ago). Anyway feeling better finally. I never feel great because of the fibro, but better is good.

Went to see a sick friend today. I am very worried for him. He has lost way too much weight. He can't seem to eat anything, so we are trying to get him to try applesauce and stuff. He manages to keep down ensure and boost but not much of anything else. We took him some jello, fruit cups, applesauce, and whipped yoplait to try. Maybe we can find something he can tolerate. I think I might suggest baby food next? Any Ideas out there?

This system sure beats us up sometimes. Keep him in your prayers if you remember. His name is Norm.

I hope you are all well, especially speaking in a spiritual sense. Tomorrows lesson is very good. I like the songs too. But I like all the songs, lol.

Love to all, Joyce emoticon

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LOVE2WALK1 1/8/2012 5:53PM

    I remember that Awake article. I think that is an excellent idea.

We have several in our cong going through serious health trials as well. My bible Student, who has just been approved for baptism next Sunday, had a seizure at the Kingdom hall this morning. her attacks are brought on by stress, and this poor dear sure has a lot of stress.....yet she is going ahead with her desire to be baptized. we have 2 more sisters in the hospital fighting for their lives, and another who is home, but fighting cancer. How I long for the new world!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/7/2012 11:21PM

    How about giving him the salt, sugar and water solution printed in an Awake back in the 80's as a remedy for ones dying from diarrhoea in 3rd world countries? It may help.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday, January 06, 2012

LOL Just noticed my blog yesterday had the year 2011 on it! ha haha. It is hard to believe it is 2012!

Just finished my workout and my breakfast a little while ago. Feeling pretty good today. I think I will work on my painting in a few minutes while I listen to the magazines for this weekends placements. I have been waiting on the rest of the Esther story, and it is in this month's magazine! Yeah! It is so interesting to listen to the reader from read it.

I hope everyone is doing well today. I am having a bit of pain today, esp in my right arm. I think its just the fibro acting up. And I wish the weather would make up its mind! LOL Cold, warm, very cold, warm etc ...My body tends to hurt more with the changes.

I finished my balloon painting and am almost done with the horse on the beach. Next time my kids visit I will see if they can help me post a few of my pics.

Well our convention is on June 29 to July 1 st this year. My sis goes before us and my kids go after us. I am a little disappointed. Last year we all got to go at the same time and it was great. The whole family at the same one. Not this year though. But I know it will still be great. We need the extra boost every year to keep our heads on straight! LOL

Ok, everyone, have a great and wonderful day. Make sure to keep our Creator in you thoughts and you go through the weekend. Love to all. Joyce

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    Can't wait to see them emoticon Ours is July 13 - 15

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Thursday, January 5, 2011

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Hi all.

Thought I would try to start blogging again today. I need to be more regular with my blogs. It helps with the struggle sometimes.

I had a recent set back. I had gained a couple of pounds back. I believe that it had to do with some water I was drinking. A friend of mine was giving me some alkaline water to drink. Which was great in theory, but....I started swelling up real bad and stopped losing weight. So I started doing some research on the stuff and found out that some of those water alkalizers use sodium in their process. So, I asked my friend to check on that. She found out that those machines do not filter out salt and her water comes from a water softner (that was set at about 30 btw) . So, here I was getting a ton of salt in my water. I almost had a stroke a couple of year ago because of the same thing. I was drinking water that came through a water softner and it had made my bloodpressure skyrocket. I am glad I noticed the symptoms and stopped drinking the water then and now.

I was also getting headaches again and feeling, well, really crappy. I think I am starting to feel better now. I am glad I know my body and how it reacts sometimes to my environment. I have been drinking alot of (non salted) water and think I have flushed out most of the toxin of the salt water.

At first I was told that it couldn't be the water...then...found out that it absolutely was the water! I am very frustrated right now. I was getting very discouraged with my weight gain even though I was eating about the same as always. I am glad I figured it out before I got sicker and gave up again.

I am picking myself back up to start again, and again, and again, if that is what I need to do to beat this. I am trying not to be discouraged. I don't think I am gonna tell anyone I know what I am trying to do anymore cause I get way to much advice (if you know what I mean) and it is stressing me out. I am 52 years old and I think with a few tips and some good sparkpeople articles I will be able to get this figured out. I just stress when my friends try to tell me what, and when to eat. I know in this system I will never be a vegetarian (sp?). For one thing, I don't have that kind of income. For another, I enjoy my meat occasionally. (lol) Besides that, I am trying to make small, healthy changes that I can stick with.

I love my sparkpeople friends, who understand the struggle and don't overwhelm me with advice, but encourage what I am trying to do. And I know you folks really want me to succeed. Thanks for being here! Love You All!!!!
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  You are wise to listen to your body and act on it as well! Good going! HUGS emoticon

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JOYCEATH50 1/5/2012 6:21PM

    KRBALCOM67 got what I was saying right. It is like some people are trying to be the food police. "You shouldn't eat at Applebees" or "You shouldn't eat at night" or "You shouldn't eat a hamburger" And you feel like you have to explain your choices to someone.

I don't mind healthy tip, at all. Tell me about healthy things you have tried and stuff. Then it is my choice. Keep the tips coming. Everyone on here has been great.

Just someone I know in person has been stressing me out real bad by sending me videos and stuff on our toxic world. I know how toxic our world is, I live in it. All I can do is make the best choices for my income and wait for Jehovah to fix this toxic world. Also touting the benefits of eating all fruit and veggies. I don't doubt the benefit but who could afford to do that? I just want some encouragement for what I am accomplishing and trying to do. Not lectures on things I really can't control at the moment.

Love to all.....Joyce

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GAMOMMY3 1/5/2012 5:03PM

    Good thing you figured that out. Hope you're feeling better.

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CELEST 1/5/2012 3:55PM

    I on the other hand love lots of advice, because it gives me LOTS of choices. Its still my choice. But each person is different. And if you state up front the kind of person you are, it makes it easier for people here to help.
Some need gentle support while others need tough love.
Hope you had a great day today and made some smart choices.

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KRBALCOM67 1/5/2012 3:12PM

    I understand about the overwhelming amount of friendly advice given when someone knows you are on a diet or trying to make some changes in your life. Every time you tell someone about your goals, they think they get to be the food police and tell you what you should be eating and when. Food police are so annoying. They last thing you needs is someone telling you what to eat, or what you shouldn't eat. The first thing that happens is my rebellious side says "I'll eat what I want to eat when I want to eat and where I want to eat it". Best not to tell me what to do. Best NOT to share my thoughts with other sometimes. Just make better choices and keep the reasons to myself. :)

I hear you!

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    Joyce, knowing and making the change not only helps you but her too as she can get a better sourch without the salt. It will soon come back off as it may be water gain.

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