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journey continues............

Sunday, October 28, 2007

well i just realized i had not written anything forlast week................have had many problems off and on with this computor,ever since we have moved less than a month ago......................i really wish i had some kind of wonderful news to report,but so far everything remains unchanged and the battle of the bulge goes on and i sure hope i can bust through to the next phase of weight loss soon as this is getting a little ridiculous and somewhat discouraging..................i'm just not going to let that affect my journey....................i'm trying to stay focused so as to not loose site of the ultimate goal,and just plod along as best i can everyday.........................the knees continue to give me some grief off and on with swelling.............and have managed to work with my pain meds and that has helped,before the pain get too unmangeable..........................i can do this........................

  
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BABYGURL26 11/5/2007 12:38PM

    I just wanted to say hello and keep up the good work.....i am doing good i have been walking or doing some exercises here in the house.....but it hurts when its cold out or i walk too fast.....so i know to be careful now......well i am gonna get back to cleaning hugs take care......Dodie

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ROSEMARIE1965 10/28/2007 11:07PM

    yes we can do it together, i say LET"S DO IT!!!

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journey continues.........

Thursday, October 11, 2007

well things are pretty much were they were lasy week.........knees are swelling off and on also have a bit of pain off and on...........so am trying to manage the pain better with attempting to take the medication preventively instead of waiting for the pain and than its so bad nothing helps.................have been resting ,elevatingand icing as needed,so the unpacking will have to wait a little longer...........i'm ok with that......................i'm still in the pool about 2 hrs /day as thats still the best place for me,no pain there and it helps give me the mobility for the rest of the day.............the weight loss seems to be at a standstill,but i suspect it is because of the swelling off and on.............the drs are aware and know my activity level,so will just continue on like the turtle and will eventually get there...................the lesson here is" patience".....................i hope i'm learning it well enough to move on to the next phase whatever that is...................whenever it comes......................i am ready...............

  
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LINDASBABY 10/17/2007 7:17PM

    Hi, LindasBaby: Had LapBand 3-04, lost 160 lbs and happy with that. Stay strong and keep up with the exercise and water therapy as much as possible. Hope you live in warm weather. I had both knees replaced but not at the same time. You had more nerve than I did. Drink protein drinks for extra strength. I am not on line a lot but I will catch up with you. Keep up the good work and talk with you later.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

well things have been interesting to say the least............we have moved to a condo ................."no stairs"..........the packing and unpacking have taken a toll on the knees...........some pain and swelling noted,so am back to rest,ice and elevate..............am still going to the pool,the only place where things seem to get better somehow!!!!!! and the agravation is less on the knees.........
also lost the use of my computor with the move and did not expect that...........thats why this is a little late in coming,also our router decided to crash so the computor problem just became bigger and very sporatic for me to get on line...........i sure did miss my computor buddies..........................when you lose something it gives you a greater appreciation of what you have lost when you get it back................."thanks so much" for all the support and cheering from all of my computor buddies..........
THAT'S WHAT KEEPS ONE GOING ...............HAVING SUCH FANTASTIC PEOPLE OUT THERE TO UP LIFT US IN OUR MOMENTS OF NEED,AND HELP US REACH JUST A LITTLE HIGHER THAN BEFORE....................THANKS AND HUGS TO ALL.....................LITA

  
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LILCHILDE 9/25/2007 12:17AM

    Ouch!!! I had to give up Bowling on account of my knees..they would get to hurting so bad that I would have ice packs on them while in between bowling just to deaden the pain a little...I went to the Doctor and they did MRI/Cat Scan what ever they did and told me nothing was wrong....so at that point I figured maybe God was just telling me to stop!!

I sure hope you get to feeling better...i know how them knees are!!

Love ya!!
Jeanne

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

looks like this has become my part-time job"TAKING CARE OF ME".............so far so good,have managed to get back on track fairly quickly after the surgery............still not quite there yet,but by the end of the month i exoect to be there and then some.............i'm now walking more,have added biking to the mix and of course the pool..............its still the best overall...........there is just no pain there and one deosn't sweat like with land exercises............and you don't feel like your working hard...............but of course you are!!!!!have lost another pound this week.........so am feeling really great..........HUGS AND MANY MANY THANKS TO ALL.......... for all the help and support i have received so far ...............whether on the teams,postings and blogs..................
i appreciate everything everyone has done so far to help me on my journey................THANK YOU AND HUGS ..................LITA

  
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ROSEMARIE1965 9/9/2007 9:10PM

    Lita, if we don't take care of our selfs who would? glad to see you are getting better and back into the swing of things. Rose

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Friday, September 07, 2007

PALS SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE
SEPT.7......................am more fit,healthier,meeting my short term goals,body is changing in good ways,maintaining my calorie requirement
sept.8........................i am special,i love to learn new things,i am intelligent,i am a good listener,i have lots of friends
sept.9.....................love to travel,love to explore new places,love to shop,love to learn about other people and how they live,love to try different foods...........
sept.10................am meeting my goals,am choosing to be healthy everyday,am choosing the exercise daily,am choosing to go the extra mile,am choosing to eat within my limits
sept.11..............i appreciate sparkpeople, all my new found support,my new friends,all to the tools to help me reach my goals,the ongoing learning that sparkpeople provide...........
sept.12............enjoy playing with the grandchildren,reading them books,making crafts with them,baking cookies,taking them to special places................
sept.13...........love to collect cookbooks,love to read recipes,love to cook and entertain,love to try a variety of new foods..........
sept.14...........love animals,love crunchy salty snacks,love iced cappachinos,love to volunteer,love to help others less fortunate.......
sept.15................am looking better,am feeling better,am getting my exercises in,am drinking all my water,and am eating within my calorie range......................
sept.16..............my grandson says.......i'm a great cook,am fun to be with,nice and not a grumpy grandma, and a good teacher.........
sept.17............my husband says..........i'm loving,caring,full of life,strong willed and i'm always helping others...............
missed sept,18,19,20,21,22,23....................
........was moving and lost computor functions...............
sept.24.......................i am grateful for: this computor and that it works even sporADICALLY:,my computor buddies:,my ability to communicate with others,:my knees still work:
sept,25.......................love to help others by:voluntering my time,
on commitees at work,and in the comunity ,belong to local organizations and visit the sick......................,
sept.26.......................i take care of :keeping an orderly house,the
finances,buying things,decorating,entertaining............
sept.27......................need to take care of myself more,put my feet up,rest more,ice knees more,enjoy taking a bath more often.........
sept,28.........................i like: to speak from the heart,from the mind,be as positive as i can be,be realistic,and always hopeful...........
sept,28....................glad god gave me one more day to:love others ,care for others ,enjoy life to the fullest,breathe clean air,and a wonderful family

  


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