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Friday, August 29, 2014

As much as 18 yrs ago, DD used to get sick with breathing issues, landing her in the hospital a couple of times. It always scared us quite a bit, of course. The last time that happened was 18 yrs ago. We hadn't known she was going to have an episode, had taken the family to dinner. During the meal, she'd started coughing, we attributed to it being the thick air from the pizza ovens. It was a small, enclosed place.....no open windows....not the best for a person with breathing problems. We had only taken the family to that particular restaurant the one time. It was also the last time we went there. Not their fault, really. It just wasn't going to work for us to go there, again. That was her last episode that needed hospitalization.

All these yrs later, we decided to give the restaurant another try.....by ourselves, this time. Uh, not really impressed with the messy tables. Not thinking we'll go there, again, either. Kind of a shame. I suppose the reason we stayed away was good enough, and not necessary for us to change this particular habit.

I actually cook most of our meals from scratch. It's just nice to go out, once in awhile. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 8/30/2014 8:51AM

    Many times when I try something again after quite a few years, i am disappointed

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ECONLADY 8/29/2014 11:31PM

    Interesting. I'm impressed that you can cook from scratch. It's a dying art.

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No fries, plz

Monday, August 25, 2014

We went out to dinner for steak. Well, he had steak. I ordered a turkey & avocado sammich. We rarely eat out, but, were treating ourselves.

I'm usually too quiet to ask what the alternatives are, instead of fries. But, this time I did. Not a fan of applesauce, which seems to be the usual substitute. They mentioned veggies. I went with that. DH did, too, and was hoping he wasn't sorry he didn't go with fries.

We had this vision of being given boring mixed veggies out of a can.

To our pleasant surprise, we were given broccoli, zucchini & baby carrots. They were delish! Oh, I was so glad I had asked for something different! emoticon

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ELISADENK 8/25/2014 7:46PM

    Excellent!! emoticon

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AKIMBERLYQ1 8/25/2014 1:06PM

    yeah for you! emoticon

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Foot Saga

Friday, August 15, 2014

Quite a few months ago, I had WALKED a 5K, and gotten sore feet from it. I walk some everyday b/c of the dog. So, it took me completely by surprise that I would end up with sore feet. The balls of my feet felt bruised. It lasted a few weeks, and I was very careful how I walked, after that. In my younger days, if I walked quickly, my feet hit the pavement hard as I went. Maybe that was the prob with the 5K? I'm not sure.

In any case, it scared me. I asked my friends for good shoe suggestions. I did some research online & found that it was prob due to my age....that we actually lose some of the padding in our feet. I never imagined or realized that that could happen. I was afraid to go back to exercise classes, for fear that I'd hurt my feet. I slowed down my pace during doggy walks. My girl likes to sniff & mosey, anyway. We aren't out there winning any speed records, that's for sure! We might win some slow-as-snail records, perhaps?

Anyway, it's taken some time for me to feel comfortable enough to return to exercise classes. Last night, I finally tried one. I wear dance sneakers, which helps. I've learned to be mindful of shoes wearing out. Even good quality shoes will wear out & need replacing. The good news is that my feet are fine, this morning. I will always need to be careful with them, but, they are not any worse for wear. That's a big YAY! emoticon

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ELISADENK 8/15/2014 5:30PM

    Whew! Was expecting bad news. SOOO glad you are doing better.

I am doing foot strengthening exercises and I purchased some new shoes, too.

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ECONLADY 8/15/2014 2:03PM

    Thanks for sharing. The bottom of my feet have started hurting and I will take it seriously.

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Friday, August 15, 2014

As I've mentioned, we moved. I had to come up with new walking routes. The neighborhood is totally diff than the other. I wasn't sure where to start. Once I tracked the new routes, I realized that the distances of them are almost exactly the same length as my old routes. It's a funny coincidence, if you believe in coincidences. emoticon


New routes & new routines

Monday, July 28, 2014

We had promised ourselves that we'd do more walking, after the house sold. But, you know how easy it is to make promises & not to actually keep them. I wasn't so sure this would be any different.

Happy to say that DH has gone on some walks with me, and some of them being close to 3 miles! This is something that never used to happen. Getting older hasn't helped. Pain hasn't helped. But, we're trying to keep those promises to ourselves.

I don't want to jinx anything. I just want us to keep this up.

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CAROL494 7/28/2014 7:25PM

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ECONLADY 7/28/2014 6:28PM

    A friend put a pedometer app on my phone and I am definitely walking more.

Good luck with the walking!

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