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My Saturday

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I am looking forward to today.....

Starting with a mother/daughter work out at the gym. Love when I can workout with my daughter and trainer, we have such fun!

Then housework and school work.

Planning a healthy picnic lunch with my husband.

Starting my 5% challenge today! the start of an eight week challenge. My goal is to lose 10 pounds in the challenge emoticon

Love being home with my family on the weekends


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SARAHTAIT 6/22/2014 11:24AM

    Souds awesome...enjoy your family time!

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MSTWOMOONS002 6/21/2014 3:27PM

    Hi Chris;

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It's nice to hear your blogs again & find out what your doing missed you for awhile.

Enjoy each precious moment with your lovely family cherish them. I'm sure they cherish you & being home with them.

Take care & be well.

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon

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DEB62BIE62 6/21/2014 2:53PM

    Sounds like a fun time.

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LJCANNON 6/21/2014 11:55AM

    emoticon Sounds like a Fabulous Weekend/Workout!!

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Scales are going in right direction :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Time for another update emoticon
I have taken 3 days off work this week to help out at my church for VBS. I am amazed at how disrespectful some children are! I have been going on swimming trips with the older children (5&6 graders) and am shocked at how argumentative and disrespectful some of them are towards adults and sometimes people they don't even know. Trying to show love to these children anyhow.

I am still attending weight watchers and have been doing very well, I have lost 9.6 pounds since I began 7 weeks ago, I did not get to go this week as I am at home and the meetings are by my work (100 miles away). My friend that I joined with has not been very regular in attending, we were supposed to be supporting each other, but I know everyone at their own time, right? I have lots of people at work supporting me, which is a huge help. I seem to do better when I am away from home as I can have MY foods around and more control over meals and snacks :) I am saving my weekly points for when I am home and that seems to be working for me. I love the meeting that I attend as there are several life time members there and I find that to be so motivating. Plus I have a friend in California that got to her goal this weekend and she is encouraging me too.

I am trying it get to the gym when I can and workout with my trainer. As I am away so much, she is going to make me up a program to do while I am away, so I am excited about that.

On the job front for my daughter, she did not get the position because they needed her quicker than she could start as she needed to give the family she worked for 2 weeks notice. She has had quite a few interviews but so far nothing has happened. I think that she has a previous employer that has been sabotaging her applications. Very frustrating as we live in a small town. This employer was not a good employer - wages were late, checks bounced, she was critical of her employees and in the end, DD left which made the employer mad! She out stipulations on DD about what employment she could accept in our town for 2 years and one if the nannying agencies gave DD feedback and it sounded like it came straight from this ex employer. Then on Sundays, her current employer told her that they did not need her anymore, no notice given. So now she is looking for employment again :( she has some avenues she is pursuing, so ewe would covet any prayers. We know that God has something out there for her.

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SARAHTAIT 6/18/2014 11:21PM

    Thanks for the update. Glad you are doing so well. Tell Rachel to hang in there...she will soon have a great job?

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NELLIEC 6/18/2014 5:35PM

    I am praying!

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    I totally feel the same about many children these days. The lack of respect is sad.

Sorry about your daughter not getting the job because she couldn't start soon enough. Will keep praying.

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Shoulder update :)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wow, it has been a while since I blogged.....a lot has been happening......

1. I went to see the orthopedic doctor for my shoulder, I have not been able to work out with my trainer because of that and some back issues that I had been having. Anyhow I had had X-rays and MRI which then led to this referral. They had said I had arthritis, but he says he does not see any, and if I do it would be very mild! Praise God! I was worried I was going to need surgery, but again, Praise God, I do not!! He made me push through the pain for his assessment - ouch! But he thinks I have bursitis and gave me a shot, it still hurts some, but he gave me exercises to do, I need physio as I have lost some movement while I was babying it :( and I can work out with my trainer :) they only restriction for her is no overhead exercises or weights. I go back to see him in May 30th.

2. I have joined a co-worker and rejoined weight watchers. On Mondays I get weighed in! Last week I was down 3 pounds on their scales. Hoping and working for a loss next week too, I had my birthday yesterday and Mother's Day tomorrow, but I am trying to pay attention to what I am having. Today is the annual Ladies Tea at my church, I already weighed for this weeks spring challenge :)

3. Some of you may be aware that I am in school for my RN-BSN-MSN degrees. I am now in my last class for my bachelors and have had my preliminary interview to enter for my masters. They said that they would be recommending me for the masters, have some papers etc to fill out first. Hopeful that I will begin on my masters in July.

4. You know that I travel a long distance to work and stay away for the working week, well yesterday my daughter interviewed to a nanny agency and they have a family that are not far from where I am living for her! They were going to contact her references and employers as well as a background check first. I would covet your prayers for her at this time. I would love to have her closer :) I know she is growing up :)

Wishing you all a happy Mother's Day for tomorrow!

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    Sounds like lots of positives for you!!

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JANE1216 5/10/2014 10:55PM

    LOVE this blog and it's all so exciting! Sending prayers that all works out --- God IS good -- ALL the time!!!

Have a blessed Mother's Day!

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ARMATTHAEI 5/10/2014 8:44PM

    Hope you have a great Mother's Day also.

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NELLIEC 5/10/2014 4:18PM

    I am praying for your daughter!

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SARAHTAIT 5/10/2014 12:11PM

    So happy that your shoulder does not need surgery. That is a real praise. Congratulations on the weight loss and on joining weight watchers....
I am happy to hear that Rachel has a new job....she will be an awesome nanny.
Good luck with school....I am so proud of your accomplishments.

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DIANNEMT 5/10/2014 11:54AM

    Wow--lots of good news!! I am glad the shoulder is getting better and very glad that you can work with the trainer again. Great for Weight Watchers, better for finishing the BS and FANTASTIC for the start of the MSN programs! But--best news is maybe having daughter close by during the week! Let's hope so!!

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Trials and Blessings

Friday, March 14, 2014

I am blessed by everyone that has left me sparkgoodies today - thank you so much! I have been feeling a little discouraged lately and this was the boost that I needed. I have been having back and shoulder problems which have made it difficult for me to work out and this has certainly affected my mood. I have had spinal xray and they say that I have arthritis in my lower spine. I had a MRI and arthrogram on Wednesday for my shoulder - I am waiting for the results. So what does it all mean? I am getting old! Well that is what the nurse told me - oh really?? I am 52 in May and that is not old girlie! Once I get the results of my MRI back, I will be back training with my trainer! She can modify my workouts for what I need :)
So that is where I am at - feeling blah!

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LYNNIERN 4/7/2014 12:44AM

    Have you ever met a nurse without a back problem? Hope you are feeling better.

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LJCANNON 3/20/2014 6:50AM

    emoticon So glad to see you back!! I am Sorry to hear about your back problems, but there are LOTS of Effective Treatments out there, as you know. Staying as active as possible is probably the Best Thing you can do.

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MSTWOMOONS002 3/15/2014 5:28PM

    emoticon Hi Chris;
Good to hear from you, sorry your having problems, I'll put you on the healing prayer list, hope your trainer can modify your workout to help you feel better.

Take care & Be Well time for a cup of tea?

Many Blessings Always Debby emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 3/15/2014 4:06PM

    All I can say is that the worst attack I had of arthritis was when I was 16 -- and it made me feel like 160.

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NELLJONES 3/15/2014 8:55AM

    Physical age is relative. Some athletes are old by 40.

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FIT4MEIN2013 3/14/2014 9:57PM

    Yeah...the arthritis thing gets us all. emoticon

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Ready for the Winter Challenge

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I have not blogged for quite a long time. Have been busy with my new job and I think I have it sorted now! I am working on my schedule and how to make it work for me - there is a lot of flexibility and I keep changing things to see how it is going to work. The latest is that i had been coming home midweek but now I have decided to stay away Mon-Thur nights and come home early on Fridays. This week I planned all the meals and froze them for my family and I will be doing the same today. It was fun and my daughter helped last week. I have not been so good on taking and planning my food as it was my first week staying at a new place, but I will plan on taking my food this week. Though I will only be at the house to eat Mon and Tuesday evenings, I am coming home wed and going back Thursday evening. I have an appointment with a new doctor as mine had retired :( and that is on Thursday - the positive side of it is that I will be able to work out with my trainer while I am home that day!

I have signed up for the winter 5% weight loss challenge and am ready to start, I have even set alarms on my phone to make sure that I log in when I am supposed to!

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RUBECCAL 1/19/2014 11:06PM

    It sounds like you are doing a great job. Working around any change in life takes some adjustments. I'm currently trying to rework my schedule so I can fit more healthy and enjoyable things in. It gets hard to balance needs and wants sometimes.

I'm glad you joined the 5% challenge. I'm on the Determined Daisies team with you. Good luck!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/12/2014 2:40AM

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    Planning your meals is always a great help! When I stop planning ahead, that's when I get into trouble! emoticon

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PENNYPEARLS 1/11/2014 3:42PM

    Sounds like you are doing great with planning and freezing meals. I am also looking forward to the challenge. emoticon

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    I'm ready too! Wish my weight loss could have been reported today! A good one! LOL

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PATTYKLAVER 1/11/2014 12:52PM

    It's hard for me to get on a schedule - I'm always trying to re-adjust it. Sounds like you're doing good. Good luck on your new job.

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