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our after Christmas Day walk

Friday, December 26, 2014

this is the work done on our walkway --now we can continue our walk without having to cross the big highway .

picture of the river and how high and fast it is flowing --we are standing on the bridge

same picture but a wider view

this was as far as we could walk on the path as it was really flooded
bikers and that just went through it but we turned and headed back home

mom and the kids with the flooded path in the background

a selfie of us before heading home

It was a great day -- and a great walk for December 26th!
I didn't even have a coat on... We also saw a man out cutting his grass --lol
Just in case you do not know me --- I live in Ontario Canada where we should be knee deep in snow

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BABYBARNEY 12/27/2014 8:59AM

    What a fabulous HEALTHY activity for Boxing Day...I stayed snug as a bug. You all looked great in the are passing a fabulous example of a lifelong family activity to your next generations...kudos to YOU!!!!

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BARBARAROSE54 12/27/2014 7:40AM

    We've had it warm too, great pics, love the selfie !

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KATHYSCOLLIES 12/26/2014 11:39PM

    That's a beautiful picture of all of you Jo!

How nice that all of you got up and went out on a walk together! My family would all die of shock if someone ever suggested doing something like that.

It would have been much prettier if only we had some Christmas snow on the ground! emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 12/26/2014 9:23PM

    Hahaha love the pictures, wish I had went on the walk, I was too lazy.

Nicest picture of you all I have ever seen, Great selfie!

Can U believe the weather A plus has been 2 days of emoticon

Love to you from your Sis

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One Month!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I have not blogged since Sept 28th.
Making progress on the foods --- my exercising is great --more pool time now .
I have to be more consistent! - Ann's (DIL) her job is here and there no set days or hours.
This makes it so hard for me to get into a routine for myself as well as Amelia (GD) .

My WI's --well this is just unreal.. I am still reading on my scale the same
126 lbs.
This is killing me.. I can not even lose the 3 lbs.. so I can get back to at least original weight before the heart attack!!!

One of the pills I am taking (BP) was causing sore throat tongue and a bad cough. The nurse got them changed for me so finding no coughing now but the throat is still sore ..
Been 1 1/2 weeks now..thought the sore throat would be gone by now.

I got myself in a depression --sigh-- my doing . I will -have not as of yet- talked to my son and dil about making time for me and not taking advantage of me. With me living with them I am at their beck an call -- and I do not say NO.. I so need to learn this word and say it even if they get angry with me.

The running and babysitting has been non stop with no down time for me --before I could do it but now it takes its toll.. Yesterday after going to a birthday party with the 2 grand kids
I came home went to my room and LOL- that was that I went to sleep did not wake for 11 hours!
Saturday ended up being a no exercise day adding not eating properly along with exhausting myself at the party. Kids they be crazy! around other kids sweets balloons ect..

This is a new week and have my plans set to go swimming and treadmill waking at the Y .
then on Wednesday I will do swimming with Amelia ... we are quite active in the pool that is good .

Keep at me sparkers to make me a priority also to speak up for myself ..
--thanks for reading

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KATHYSCOLLIES 10/20/2014 11:41PM

    Jo _ I totally agree with Sandi that your heart attack was a GIANT wake up call for you!!!

I am a complete non- confrontational type person, and I think you may be much the same, but surely Gord and Ann should be able to understand that if you do not take care of Jo first, then there is a good chance that they may not have you around to be at their beck and call forever!

It's a hard line to keep, but somehow you need to attain the balance between letting yourself be overworked, and looking after yourself before everyone else in your life. Easier said than done, I know.....

Sending you lots and lots of hugs - you are SOOOOOOO worth it, my dear, dear friend!

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SWEETPEA1949 10/20/2014 3:49PM

    Jo you need to learn to say no and learn how to have down time just for you....if you don't the kids will not have you around to help them at time you might not be as lucky when you have a heart was a warning..lsiten to your body please...we want you around ..we all love you..hugs

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BABYBARNEY 10/20/2014 6:17AM

    Wow Jo, that heart attack was your body SPEAKING to you. Let your family know that unless YOU take care of YOU, there will be NO ONE to help care for them.

Sounds like some stress could be also at play & you know how that affects the scales...KUDOS for you getting back into the that's a WINWIN for both you & Amelia...

KEEP UP THAT ACTIVITY FOR YOU!!! I'm with you...& we can do it!

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LUCYCAN7 10/19/2014 6:59PM

  Jo set your foot down and stand your ground NOW if not it will NEVER happen!
We don't want to lose you!Please we care about YOU! emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 10/19/2014 3:45PM

    Jo, we can keep getting after you but unless you speak up for yourself it's not going to happen. Try scare tactics with them, that could be actual truths, if they don't start to give you your own time, you might not be around. The heart attack happened once, it could happen again.

You should have stayed home from the party if it's too much for you.

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RAINBOWMF 10/19/2014 3:22PM

    emoticon I know your situation. emoticon

Love Sis

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Fun Activity beyond exercise

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My WI was STS again. sigh but like a friend said to me stay the course .. I am getting & getting healthier.

I am happy! besides my workouts at the YMCA and my exercise at home , this past week I got to be in the pool with my granddaughter -Amelia -she is two and just learning to I mentioned in my last blog ..
This weekend I went to the Y open house --- tried out some things there -love the walking/running track.
I have a few pictures to share of the slide I went down with my GD.. scary for a 60 year old.. almost as bad as going down the water slide --LOL.

those were learning to swim with grandma --- I had fun.

the next photos are from the slide I went down with grand kids
a little blurry (my son took them)

my grandson Markus went down by himself

my granddaughter and I going down together --yikes
-here are the stairs I had to climb up carrying Amelia as she was not able to walk up them

another view of this monster --lol

a picture just for fun -
- a very fun day in all --lots of walking too.
Not good eating --hotdog -- juice box and granola bar there

-then today my sis's birthday so of course I had cake

Winnifred will be 77 tomorrow

All in all a good week ! I am happy This week will be the best emoticon

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SWEETPEA1949 9/29/2014 7:23PM

    sure looks like a fun week was had....the time in pool looks like you and Amelia were having fun

the picture of the 3 of you sisters at Winnie birthday is great...memories being made..Go Grandma Go...

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LUCYCAN7 9/29/2014 10:39AM

  emoticon GRANDMA!Amelia is adoreable! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 9/29/2014 8:29AM

    Wow, you are rocking it Grandma !

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JAZABEE 9/29/2014 6:11AM

    Looks like a lot of fun ...I think you worked off the cake going up those stairs

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BABYBARNEY 9/29/2014 6:08AM

    It looks like you had so much didn't realize how active you were...just lifting your GD up to the slide would be a workout...kudos to are a GREAT wishes this week!

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/28/2014 10:54PM

    Great pictures Jo! It sounds like yoiu and the kidlets all had a wonderful time in the pool as well as on the big slide.

That is a really nice pic of the 3 beautiful sisters. Happy Birthday to Winnie!


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RAINBOWMF 9/28/2014 9:41PM

    You looked like you had fun at the pool .

Then the slide emoticon emoticon

We had a good time today.

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Hugs Sis

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Sunday's Blog even though it's Monday--9/21

Monday, September 22, 2014

Weigh in again was stay the same .

disappointed - Yes giving up - No

Just continuing ..

Had a great day at the Y today
then got over to another Y and got some water time in with my GD .
She is taking swimming lessons and I was asked to be in the pool with her.

oh boy I am so happy -- wore my spark activity tracker in the pool it tracked all my activity
fantastic workout -- better then the machines at the first Y..
In just a half hour I burned more calories in the pool then 50 minutes on the machines.
LOL but when it came time to get out of the pool I could barely manage to climb up the stairs .. and could barley walk for awhile .. why?
well with my bad knees --fibro and rheumatoid arthritis I was weak..
I always have said you get a better workout in water then on land ..
Within a half hour I was good to go again so all good!

I love water aerobics -- getting back to it in 2 weeks!!
go jo go!

Forgot to let you know my eating is still a work in progress --- still not getting all the olive oil they want me to eat.. but I did try hummus the other day--- it is good for the heart too-
and I liked it so will eat it again .. so eating is good but still needs improvement .

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/23/2014 11:49PM

    Sounds like a great day Jo!

I bet Amelia enjoyed having you in the pool with her! Emily has been taking swimming lessons since she was just a few months old, and she LOVES being in the water!

I like Hummus too, but don't get to eat it very often.

Have a great week!


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BARBARAROSE54 9/23/2014 7:02AM

    just keep at it, you will get there JO.

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BABYBARNEY 9/23/2014 6:42AM

    Now you know why I love my good for the joints this time of year...keep up your activity levels...sooner or later the scale will SMILE at your efforts!!

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LUCYCAN7 9/22/2014 9:59PM

  Great you are getting back into water aerobics. emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 9/22/2014 9:50PM

    emoticon glad you had a good work out.

Hugs Mary

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A new eating plan

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I went to the dietican last week and she asked me to try the Medatranian Diet

lots of different beans legumes
protein with lean meats
fish --salmon and tuna
whole grains
along with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil a day and 3 glasses of skim milk .

This week I stuck to it ....also ate dannon activia greek yogurt for snack .

This morning the scale has not budged ..sigh
I will now change my ticker to reflect my gain.. I have had the same weight for 3 weigh ins so probably not going down soon..

I will stick with this diet --not far off from what I was eating anyway --just adding the milk and oil ..oh and greek yogurt .. too.

Think this week more pasta's .. with the olive oil.
I start the Y on Wednesday .. that will give me more exercise which should help too.

Check back next week to see my progress

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MSLZZY 9/15/2014 5:41PM

    I envy yo the chance to take this on. DH would have a fit so I eat what I want and cook for him. Two meals some nights but what a fuss if we have to try something new.

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RAINBOWMF 9/15/2014 11:39AM

    emoticon one day at a time.

Hugs Mary

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SUNSHINEGB 9/15/2014 8:17AM

    I like the healthy eating plan Jo and it sometimes doesn't show up on the scales for a while but you know you're doing good!


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BABYBARNEY 9/15/2014 6:24AM

    I like that you are experimenting with your diet choices. The protein & fat contents tended to be crucial to my scale results. I needed more good FAT...can you believe I said that?

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JAZABEE 9/15/2014 5:54AM

    Getting healthy priority the weight loss will happen emoticon

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KATHYSCOLLIES 9/14/2014 9:52PM

    Jo, keep working away at this and don't get disheartened! Things will start falling into place for you, just maybe at a slower pace than you wanted!

My plan for this week is to check out your Y, as well as having another look at the Bob Hayward (just because it's so much closer to me), then see if I can afford memberships for Meaganne and myself. I need to change what I am doing here too - dramatically - or the doctor will make me start taking insulin the next time I see him.

We CAN do this, I know we can - one little baby step at a time!


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SOPHIEDO13 9/14/2014 9:09PM

    Wishing you well on the Mediterranean diet.

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ACRAIG921 9/14/2014 8:09PM

    Remember it's not always about the numbers on the scale, but the non scale victories too. Focus on what you are able to do now that you once weren't able to!!


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BARBARAROSE54 9/14/2014 8:01PM

    Trust the process, maybe just concentrate on getting healthy and not weight loss.

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