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Wow its been a long time Much to tell Its been a roller coaster ride

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The year didn't start as plan - but things are getting better everyday :)

Went from falling in love - HOmeless off & on for months - love of my life having a stroke- moved marriage up from October to May- Married -May 14th which would have been my dad's birthday - to homeless -June into a new place - Never been allowed to be newlyweds - life is not without its ups & downs.

My Husband Charlie is having major health issues he will not stay in the hospital for treatment which has added much stress on us both. I have stay with in my weight range I'n floating between 120 and 126

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FT4EVR 7/17/2014 7:08AM

    Congratuations! You look wonderful in your dress! It looks very nice on you. Thanks for the pictures and the update. I hope things keep getting better for both of you!

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KAYTIE22 7/16/2014 9:08PM

    Congratulations. Wishing you both the best and better days ahead. Great job staying within your weight range. Good for you!

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ELLIE381 7/16/2014 7:15PM

    emoticon emoticon on your marriage. I hope things get better.

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MICKEYH 7/16/2014 4:42PM

    Welcome back Linda. And congratulations on your marriage. Missed you a lot. But glad you seems happy with Charlie. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALLYALLYT 7/16/2014 4:39PM

    Congrats on the marriage. Best wishes!

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DSJB9999 7/16/2014 4:37PM

    Wow Linda, emoticon for sharing

You looked lovely and everyone so happy

Some say God gives the hard stuff to people he/she knows can deal with it and you've done your best, emoticon emoticon hopefully lots of better times wil be close now.

love and hugs Donna x

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JAMBABY0 7/16/2014 3:42PM

    very nice thanks for sharing

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This Was Not Suppose To Happen At This Stage Of My Life!

Monday, November 04, 2013

Was going title this Lady & The Tramp but decided against it emoticon

I've known for a while Charlie & myself have been spending way to much time together. We are so opposite with our lives no 2 people could be so opposite. Yes I've heard all my life "OPPOSITES" do attract.

I have been questioned about our relationship he now has been questioned about "US" . That is what lead to last night. 3 hours trying to sort out what is going on . Yeah if you look at our text messages and that he comes into where I work to see when I'm done with work and I always say "see you later?"

He has even started leaving stuff in the car so I have to take it to him. I ask if he wants a dinner plate? I picked up some clothes from the Salvation army for him as his jeans were stolen etc

Last night the food plate that I bring him is just his way of getting to see me and that he thinks of me all the time that's why he texts me. I look forward to our texts

The first part of October we hit a rough spot someone was trying to get him & I not to hang out we got that fixed and since then constantly together.

I only see Charlie as a person many bring to my attention that he is homeless He has a home that happens to be in the woods I have been there visiting. Me I live in my brother & mom home

As he told me last night he doesn't know if he deserves to have a good woman in his life and he has nothing of real to offer that I deserve better. Well this wasn't suppose to happen. We both agree its all James fault if it wasn't for James we would never have started this relationship.

Charlie wants me to tell him what I expect and want. He doesn't really want a short term but doesn't know if he has a long term relationship in him at this point of time.

Still as it sounds at my age (I'm older then he is) what I want and need is really just the companionship it can get real lonely not having that someone to go to when things get rough or I'm upset I just want some one to cuddle with. Not interested if its only going to be short term in that case no sense in putting me out there to be hurt. If we go any further there are things I will not except will not stay if disrespected will not deal with a cheater or anyone who would hit & beat on me. I do want him to try get his act together.

Last night was the 1st time he hugged back really hugged back in an embrace for a very long time at least 30 minutes we would not let one another go. We spoke about our religious . He beliefs. He also said people will try to break us up again we will have our rough patch with people causing trouble .

My family is so pissed right now that I spend so much time with Charlie my mother always tries to ruin every relationship I have been in

Now I'm waiting to be able to speak with him again see if we can get this to work out I'm willing to give it a try and see what happens.

Sorry for the very long post

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NUTZ4HARRY 12/1/2013 8:48AM

    I hope you and Charlie are still friends. Companionship is something I would prefer now more then anything. Good luck.

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HAKAPES 11/27/2013 6:52AM

    Just in the very you write about your mother, and how she tries to ruin every relationship of yours. How much permission one has from his/her parents (virtually and in spoken words) to choose his/her partner is a great deal.

Reading your blog, this book came to my mind, I liked it a lot. It's not an easy read, I've read it more chapter by chapter. It's by a well trusted and good family counselor. If you happen to read it, I'm interested in how you liked it.

The Fragile Bond: In Search of an Equal, Intimate and Enduring Marriage

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MUSCLE-UP 11/9/2013 8:00PM

    You have such a big heart and can see the best in others. To really love people like you do is a true gift, but just please be careful. I am sure that Charlie is wonderful, but he has hit a very low point in his journey being w/o a roof over his head.

I do pick up strays myself, but no longer the human variety. I have three cats and two dogs because they were abandoned and I could not turn my eyes away from their plight.

I am a poor, but I still share, but I do not let others into my personal refuge that is home. This is the place that I can escape the world's woes.

I go and get shoes, clothes and food and some pocket money for people who are desperate, but I no longer listen to their stories unless they are really special to me.

Please take care. Have you thought about volunteering your time and love where others like you will give you love and support back? You just have so much love to give.

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POINTAFTER 11/9/2013 12:42PM

    If all you want is companionship and he is willing to give it then you can at least be friends. As for the 'opposites attract' theory, while that is true, keep in mind it can also be a reason for a relationship to not last. Attract is one thing, last is another.

Still, it sounds like a great platonic relationship with a confidant.

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POPSY190 11/5/2013 2:07AM

    Take care, Linda. Thinking of you.

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    Linda, oddly enough, I can kind of relate. My significant other was homeless for about a year in the recent past (although he was not when we met.) I'm not sure about Charlie's specific situation but I don't doubt that he's a great guy with a lot to offer you, even as is. It's incredible to see the range of people who wind up displaced and the deep feelings all of it brings.

Congrats on maintaining such an open mind and not just writing off Charlie because of this stage of his life!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 11/4/2013 9:39PM

    Thoughts are with you that things work out the way they are meant to for the best.

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LIVINGFREE19 11/4/2013 6:11PM

    I hope it works out for you both!


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MICKEYH 11/4/2013 5:33PM

    Linda, I would say be earnest to your heart and decide what you are going to do. I would not worry about your Mom or brother. But it sounds like will be a bit tough relationship, if you choose this one. I just don't want you to get heart. You've been already having rough time with James missing in the past and about him being drunk etc... I had a relationship with alcoholic man before and it was not good relation ship and I had suffer so much. I hope yours will not be like my past relation ship. Sending positive energy and prayer for you and Charlie.
Good luck and Best wishes Linda.
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FUNGIRL81005 11/4/2013 5:01PM

    I have a brother that has been homeless at times for his drug use and mental issues. i love him and want the very best for him. Sometimes we would not have contact with him for 6 months and not know if he was ok or if he was dead.... BUT I do know that his mental issues are scary and can totally make him change into someone else. I prayed for people like you to look at a man that is homeless and know that there is a Mom or a Sister...or family that worries for that homeless man......Thank You for caring....
Please be careful. Do some investigating into his past and his criminal records. Then make a decision. Praying for your heart and for safety.....

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ENDUROVET 11/4/2013 12:37PM

    The title of your post just happened to catch my eye, so I am unfamiliar w/your backstory? Who is James, why is Charlie homeless, etc???

Like Trixie, I worry about your involvement if Charlie's "main squeeze" is drugs or alcohol? Otherwise, love is love & I hope this turns out well for you...

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BELLSES 11/4/2013 11:39AM

    Best of luck to you.

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TRIXIETEXAS 11/4/2013 10:18AM

    I wish you nothing but the best. I do think before you enter into a relationship with Charlie, he needs to address whatever issues in his life led to him...shall we say, living in a non-traditional home? I do admire that you are able to look past his humble circumstances to see the person he is.

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SIMONEKP 11/4/2013 9:59AM

    good luck

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4th Annual Bride of Frankenfooter 5K

Monday, October 28, 2013

Had a PB on Saturday emoticon It was a great run fun to see everyone in costumes. Same park that I did last month Waterfront Park in Port Richy FL

emoticon Gun time 37:17 minutes for a 12.02 mile Chip time was 36.57 minutes fro a 11.55 mile emoticon Was 184 out of 252 10th in my age group didn't do well in that area there was only 11 of us 50 to 54 age. I'm amazed that time was cut from previous race this was in the evening 530 PM hot out.

Very pleased with my results now working on the Thanksgiving Day 5K

I was a lady bug for the race

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FALLNTENN 10/31/2013 8:49AM

    Congratulations on your 5K. Love the ladybug costume. emoticon

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HAKAPES 10/29/2013 6:38AM

    So funny!
I love the pic!

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FUNGIRL81005 10/28/2013 11:46PM

    How Totally FUN!!! Yay!!!

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MICKEYH 10/28/2013 10:25PM

    Love your lady bug costume! You looks beautiful. Congrats on good job on your 5k. You really rocks!! Way to go Linda.
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KIMPY225 10/28/2013 10:18PM

    I love that outfit! Great job on the run!
Good luck at your next one.

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 10/28/2013 10:16PM

    Yay!!! Great job on your emoticon Great costume- emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RACHEL__SPARKS 10/28/2013 9:16PM

    It sounds like it was fun. Your costume was adorable. Congratulations!

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MEVILL 10/28/2013 9:14PM

    Congrats on getting a personal best for the 5K...and wearing a costume! It's adorable, by the way! emoticon Sometimes, I think it's the "Having Fun" part that makes us do better than expected! Are you planning your next 5K yet?

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LIVINGFREE19 10/28/2013 8:47PM

    Your costume is so cute!

Great job on the race!

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MICHIGANLORI 10/28/2013 7:42PM

    emoticon on your PB! emoticon

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HILLRUNNER 10/28/2013 7:37PM

    You look emoticon
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ELLELARS08 10/28/2013 7:29PM

  Very fun. I am trying to run in more 5Ks.

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Just wanted to apolize to all my spark team mates fro me being MIA

Friday, October 11, 2013

Its been rough week or so and I haven't been around as much as I should have been and would have liked to been around I am sorry for that

Last week I had a crazy customer who seceded to stalk me got that taken care of its just gone down hill from there the tree fell on the house same day I was told my pay stole money from someone and was back on drugs and beating his dog I got wrapped in plot to get the dog away from him etc.

Yesterday after work we spoke a long time on the phone then I went to meet up with him. Turns out the woman who told me these things trying to get Charlie away from me so he would only have her to depend on She hasn't gotten a new home ot live in as she still hoping to get him to move in with her. Long story short we spoke for almost 2 hours got things cleared up between the 2 of us he let me know not to expect more then he can give that he can't handle relationship that he can't give in right now I totally understand where he is coming from and he understands me now I think we are back on track.

So I'm back to my usual self emoticon and I slept really well last night

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LIVINGFREE19 10/11/2013 11:58PM

    Glad you got the air cleaned!

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POPSY190 10/11/2013 1:20PM

    Sorry to hear about the fraught times. Here's hoping that things settle down for you now and that there is less stress and more SP in your life!

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MICKEYH 10/11/2013 12:07PM

    Glad you've got your issue solved. Always good to have heart to heart conversation.
Take care and have a wonderful and healthy weekend my dear.
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DSJB9999 10/11/2013 10:08AM

    Sorry to hear you have been having a rough time Linda, good that you are taking to Charlie now its so important and so is sleeping well!

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HAS_SPIRIT 10/11/2013 9:04AM

    I'm sad you had to go through such a hectic few days. Glad things are clearing up...we miss hearing from you! Be Well! emoticon

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BLC 23 Plan For The Next 12 Weeks (Special Ops )

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

After tonight's Ab Attack Class I realized I have a lot of work to be done on my ABS Not as strong as I thought they were So here at the last minute I am changing my plan for the next 12 weeks during BLC23 They are very weak kept arching my back during AB Attack class so not good. I want abs of steel. Now I'm told we can work our ABS daily

My plan is to stay in weight range of 125 to 135 (I really want to go to the low end) with 130 middle ground for my weight Yes I know I've change this as well emoticon I am still a master piece in progress.

Track my nutrition at least 5 out of the 7 days

Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night

Now for the real fun my workouts. Exercise at least 4 days of the week. My exercise will consist of:

Tuesday Kick boxing class - AB ATTACK Class - when my schedule permits read Tread & Shed class

Wednesday as the cooler weather should be here and take into account rain outside running at the park if weather doesn't permit bring it indoors on treadmill. Planet fitness core workout as by the end of 12 weeks I want to be able to accomplish an un assisted pull up.

Exercises will be 1 Abdominal Crunch Machine 2 Assisted Pull-up Machine 3 Back Extensions on Roman Chair 4 Elbow to Knee Crunch 5 Reverse Crunch and 6 Seated Back Extension Machine.

Back to Shape fitness for women gym for Tread & Shed Class

Thursday Some form of Cardio for warm up - AB ATTACK Class Tread & Shed When schedule permits Core workout routine which will consist of the following exercise

1 Back Extensions on Roman Chair 2 Jackknife with Ball 3 Leaning Pull-ups on Smith Machine 4 Leg Raises on Captainís Chair 5 Reverse Crunch with Ball 6 Seated Back Extension Machine

Saturday running out doors depending on weather or back into the gym at planet fitness

Exercises will be 1 Abdominal Crunch Machine 2 Assisted Pull-up Machine 3 Back Extensions on Roman Chair 4 Elbow to Knee Crunch 5 Reverse Crunch and 6 Seated Back Extension Machine.

The to the gym any day that I get out of work early enough to hit another workout at planet fitness to do the 30 minute circuit workout

I do believe by the end of the 12 weeks I should see great improvements on my abs and hopefully a lower body fat % as well.

I have a bunch of 5K coming up so running is very important another reason why I want to get the tread & Shed classes in and stronger abs will have me running a better time

Now there will be days I will be press for time so here is flexibility comes into play Recently on SparkPeople I read a workout 7 Exercises to Work Your Whole Body The Ready-to-Order Workout Looks like 7 great exercise to do when pressed for time. These all can be done at home as well.


With this plan I should have a very successful BLC23

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MICKEYH 9/25/2013 10:43PM

    So you are focusing on your Abs. That's great. To having strong core must help good deals for the runner. Looks like you've got full plate on your exercise plan. Way to go. And Good luck!! Ps..thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comment. As you see, my focus at moment is my legs and thigh. Have a wonderful week my friend.
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DSJB9999 9/25/2013 4:38PM

    emoticon plans! You have inspired me to make some plans of my own in the morning, thanks Linda


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JDUBLANKO 9/25/2013 1:29PM

    AWESOME goals...well thought out!!! Behind you all the way!!!

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DETERMINEDDE 9/25/2013 7:09AM

    Amazing plan! Looking forward to being on this journey with you! Go CAMO Crew!! emoticon

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POPSY190 9/25/2013 3:50AM

    Sounds a lot! But very well thought out and designed for success! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 9/24/2013 11:33PM

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RACHEL__SPARKS 9/24/2013 10:23PM

    Wow! That is intense. Great goals .

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