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What would you do if you only had a few months left to live?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A good friend of mine recently told me his Dad's throat cancer returned. I think this is the third time it has returned in four years? Unfortunately, the Doctor's tell him he only has a few months to live. I wasn't sure what to say. I didn't want to just say "I am so sorry"... because I am sure everyone is saying. I told him how tough that is, and asked if his Dad would be able to stay home or if he would have to stay in the hospital during that time. For now, he can stay at home.

I met his father a few times - he is an electrician who also loves motorcycles. I wonder what he will be doing while he is still well enough to do everything...

Just hearing this makes me think - we don't know how long we really have. We don't know how long anyone really has to live. I am trying to live this healthy lifestyle to live a better life. Although it is hard, I know it is worth it in the end. We all struggle with our own individual problems - with our lives and our bodies.

I am trying to do more for me & for the people I care about. If you read my blog earlier in the year, my New Years resolution was to do more for ME this year. We all put things off instead of doing them sooner because we think we have a ton of time. What if we KNEW we didn't have as much time as we thought? Would I still stress over things I can't change? Would I have more cheat snacks? Would I make that phone call to my Grandmother today instead of waiting until next week?

I really don't know what I would do. I probably wouldn't travel too much - there is so much to see just in my area. I would rather be with the people I cared about instead of going out and trying many new things.

Hopefully everyone can relax & calm down a little bit from their busy lives to realize how precious life really is! Have a great rest of the day!

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SKIRNIR 7/26/2012 1:01PM

    It is a good question to ponder, but hard to actually make the answer mean something, as we probably aren't going to die next week. IE If I was dieing in a month and I knew it, I would enjoy food more and obsess about calories less. I would still exercise, but more the exercise I want to do rather than every single day. I would try and spend more time with family. I would also want to try new things... new restaurants, new foods, etc. Maybe travel some, if I could talk my family into it.

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4 day work-week

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

So I only have 4 days of work this week. I was out sick on Monday. That was the first time I called out sick from this job. When I started in Feb, I didn't call out sick even when I had a double ear infection & Sinus infection. It was busy tax season & I just started the position. I didn't want to ruin anything!

It is crazy it is Wednesday already. I am watching the dogs this week while my parents are on vacation. I went to the food store last night to buy FF milk. I ended up getting ground chicken, turkey sausage, chicken sausage, yogurt, and a few other things for the week. I am going to make chicken chili tonight. mmm I can't wait haha.

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SABLENESS 7/26/2012 9:39AM

    Enjoy the chili! I'm cooking a turkey tomorrow. Yes, a real Thanksgiving-style emoticon. I always buy one and put it in the freezer to enjoy when they're not on sale. Understand about job and sick days. Stay well.

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    Four day work weeks are better when not precipitated by illness but four days is four days.

'Make it a great day!

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GUDDIGO 7/25/2012 9:10AM

  Good for you...stay healthy.

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I think I need more protein in my diet

Friday, July 20, 2012

My tracker suggests I have between 60-168 for my protein everyday.
It seems like I am always on the low end. In the last week, the highest I had was 104, and the lowest was 30. Yikes!

I should probably add more chicken to my diet? I should probably look up what else I could have. I don't really eat red meat too often, so I can't add that.

I am glad the weekend is almost here! As long as the weather is nice, I am going out tomorrow morning. I want to try out a local farmers market & then go fruit picking. Apparently there are blackberries, nectarines & peaches out for picking right now. I only did pumpkin, apple & strawberry picking before. Unfortunately I just missed blueberry season!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Keep Sparking!
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FURKIDS123 12/5/2013 9:19PM

    I Have been trying to increase my protein too. Mine is like yours 60-168. I eat, I do. I think im doing good and then I look at my tracker and last time I was at 54 for protein. well get there.

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KAPELAKIN 7/20/2012 7:10PM

    I've actually been reading a lot about protein requirements lately, since I've been eating less meat, and slowly decreasing dairy as well. The front page of No Meat Athlete is about this exact issue, and shows how to calculate protein requirements. There is also a Spark article on the subject that is very helpful.

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MIZZAWESOME 7/20/2012 5:02PM

    Beans are great for protein. I usually make a big batch in the slow cooker.


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PAXTONBLUE 7/20/2012 4:22PM

    Greek yogurt also has a lot of protein in it. The kind I eat has 13 grams of protein in one container. Nuts and beans are another great way of getting protein. I too have a problem in this area. emoticon

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DISPATCHGIRL32 7/20/2012 4:20PM

  Yes add more chicken or seafood and eggs! I sometime use protein powder to supplement if i know i wont be able to get enough from foods i have eaten that day! Enjoy your weekend!!

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Happy Wednesday

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

So I actually went to sleep before 12 last night. It was nice. I had some crazy dreams last night- well, most nights I have a lot of dreams. Normally I don't mind them. I just don't like when I get up in the morning & it feels like I didn't get any sleep! Damn dreams can be so tiring sometimes haha.


It is one day closer to Friday today. Also one more day I can keep track of my healthy lifestyle! It is so warm today - I was thinking about going for a walk with the doggies tonight, but it may be too warm. My Mom has a treadmill I should start using. I just need the motivation to actually use it!


Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week & a nice weekend


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KAI_ZEN 7/18/2012 7:39PM

    Happy Wednesday to you, too!

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KARIDIAN1 7/18/2012 9:35AM

    I didn;t get to bed until 12:30 or so, but it was raining lightly when I took the dog out for the last time. We have needed rain up here in MN.

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I survived my birthday

Monday, July 16, 2012

I made it through my birthday weekend. I had two arguments, a lot of stress, and no cake! I did have some fun, but I felt bad for a lot of the weekend. I am 27 now - ahhh!

At least I made it through. I didn't track my calories yet - I am going to try & remember everything I ate. I know I went over Saturday because I had a few drinks that night - but oh well. I deserve the break sometimes - especially for my birthday & everything going on.

Hopefully everyone had a nice weekend - Have a great week!

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PEPPYPATTI 7/16/2012 7:05PM

    Sometimes you need to treat yourself, especially on your Birthday! Sounds like you did great. And 27? You are just a baby. It only gets better!
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HHB4181 7/16/2012 12:15PM

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Glad you made it through!

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KAPELAKIN 7/16/2012 10:15AM

    Happy birthday!

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