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Over A Hurdle

Thursday, October 25, 2012

You know I have been on weight loss journeys so much I was almost sick of it ! I mean come on tell me the truth we have all been there and done that am I right? But it is up to us to get back on the horse and try again and again till it finally sinks in and when it does it feels like it is meant to be am I right?

Well that is what happen I fell off and I fell far but then it hit me it was time to get it right and I am so glad I did and I will tell you why..
I have lost 59 pounds but even with that I know I have a ways to go I was happy with that but the other day I had to go down to my husbands work to check in with our insurance it was to check my BMI and ask me if I smoked and no I do not smoke thank goodness for that. Well anyway my husband doesn't smoke and he has a low BMI why is this so important you ask well here goes the blow that really hurt me and opened my eyes even wider.. What our BMI and smoking issues where is how much we would have to pay on our health insurance we both got 450.00 off a year if we both hit our targets well I only hit one of ours but my husband hot both his and saved us from a real high rates and I earned a great deal for not smoking. The thing is thanks to me we had to drop our low deductible and and take the mid and that is a deductible of $1000.00 a piece thanks again to my BMI and I do feel discriminated against I watched others my husband works with get mad and most of the women who work there break down and cry including myself.
My husband come home and called insurance companies and several told him they would insure him but not me and he was so mad it wasn't funny not at me but the insurance companies.
But after talking to the HR Manager and she explained things to us she told me if I loose 10% of my body weight by next Fall I would get allot of reimbursement from the Insurance in the form a of a check and that is about $250 dollars just for loosing weight something I had already started doing anyway.
So here I am again working harder than ever cause what if my husband got laid off and we didn't have insurance I wouldn't be able to get it cause of my weight so off it goes.

I am on a mission and I will succeed you just stand back and watch.


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BEESPARKLE 1/27/2013 11:29AM

    Marybeth. I found you. I was looking at the weight watchers on sparks and up your page came.
Wow nice to see you. I just read about your insurance. You had to lose weight to be included. Oh my.

No free Country is in America.

I am A Canadian and oh my if we got treated like that. That is bad.We would be up a creek without a paddle but then we would have no choice right. We are retired hubby and I now.

Good work in your weight loss.

Trying to figure the point system for me to lose with weight watchers. I do have the books when I went in the city but now live in Bear country but loving the country..

I am reading on the weight Watchers here alot of info.

Like I myself started back. I loss 4 pounds the first two weeks then this week I gained the three back. Must be the food intake but I thought I was doing good.

I guess not.

Oh you look good. I cannot believe I found you. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 10/26/2012 8:32PM

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RACHELLEE1968 10/26/2012 8:16PM

    You can do it Good Luck.

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ELDORADO2 10/26/2012 7:33AM

    Congratulations to you and your husband!!!!!! It is great about your weight loss, keep up the good work, you gave me motivation.


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ANNARUTH2 10/26/2012 6:57AM

    probably because of the Obamacare going into effect.

But Marybeth you are doing great, keep it up!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 10/26/2012 2:26AM

    I know this us also.

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L*I*T*A* 10/25/2012 11:39PM

    wow...........what power they have!!!
such discrimination to say the least....
wish it wasn't so......i guess it can become your motivation to succed
blessings and hugs......lita

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MARYBETH_OHIO 10/25/2012 11:02PM

    Yes Kaye they do and it sad just call some and check for yourself it is very sad made me cry.

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KAYE454 10/25/2012 11:01PM

  I did not know insurance companies had this much leverage these days

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Davy Jones

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I grew up watching the Monkees and I was so in love with Davy his poster and Shaun Cassidy where always on my wall.. I will always remember Davy on the Brady Bunch when Marsha gave Davy a kiss on the cheek and he said ( How about one for the flip side) I always thought how lucky can you be?

Today was a sad day to hear of his passing it got me to thinking about how old I am and how time has passed so quickly. I do not have that poster anymore that one of my older cousins had given me but I still see it hanging there on my bedroom wall with that gorgeous smile on his face.

It always saddens me when someone one I grew up listening to passes away , like Joey Ramone , Davy Jones , Johnny Cash and the list goes on and on..

So I send my prayers out to Davy and all those loved ones he left behind and I will end by saying thank you for the good times , the music , and the laughter yourself and the Monkees gave me growing up..

God Bless,

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WORKINGSTIFF 3/1/2012 1:30PM

    I, too, was a Monkee's fan in my youth and spent every Saturday watching them. His passing (his and many other people from my youth), makes me wonder too where the years have gone.

No time like the present to live life to the fullest!

Thanks for a memory...Davy Jones or David Cassidy? Michael Jackson or Donny Osmond? Jermaine or Tito?

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    It is really weird I hadn't thought much of him lately but me and my husband were channel surfing on Saturday and we get what they call ME TV and the monkey's was on it seems really crazy. Then to hear he ppassed away a couple of days later is really crazy. He will be missed. I will be praying for his wife and three daughters.

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RICH530 3/1/2012 7:36AM

    I also grew up with Davy as one of my favorites!! To watch our childhood being chipped away by the passing of these people does make you think about your life!


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IOEINC 3/1/2012 12:21AM

    So sad!! He was one of the good ones. He will be missed!!

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PAMNANGEL 2/29/2012 11:47PM

    The Monkees was one of my favorite shows. I feel a little older everytime another piece of my childhood disappears.

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1BEACHWALKER 2/29/2012 11:33PM

    I was like you-- had his photos on my wall...just loved Davy! Their music just fills your heart-like Elvis was also one of my faves, and Micheal Jackson. So sad to see them go. Gorgeous pic- one of his best! emoticon emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/29/2012 11:24PM

    I watched the show as well. In fact I met Michael Nesmith back in '65. I love the picture you posted of Davey. He was a cutie, and seemed like a nice person. He also loved Horses. He is singing in Heaven I'm sure. Hugs!

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LLINDY65 2/29/2012 11:07PM

    Definitely one of the good ones! ......leta

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L*I*T*A* 2/29/2012 10:44PM

    he will be missed by so many.....
he had so many fans over the years....
thanks for letting us know...
blessings and hugs............lita

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On My Way

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hello I am back I have been on vacation with the hubby and it was great I just love spending time with him he is the best makes me laugh when I feel down and loves me with all his heart no matter what.
Now I have lost 6 pounds in the last 2 weeks I am so happy heck what am I saying? I am sailing above the clouds emoticon. It feels so good to be able to walk and loose weight and I think being able to walk has been what has made me to be able to loose weight like I have.
I have to go for my A1c the 14th my sugar levels are doing good after eating my sugar is only 145 heck it was 350 almost 6 weeks ago without eating so again happy!

Well took Maysa to have her spayed and boy it has been nothing but trouble we took her 2/15 and I got a call after opening her she had a little blood in her urine so they had to see what was going on they think she had a broken blood vessel after they pushed on the bladder to make her pee before they cut her open so they kept her over night kept an eye on her and then the next they called said she was doing great so we went and got her and she came home with an e collar so she would not chew the wound.

Then we had to take her back a couple days later her wound was coming open it was put together with surgical glue so I found out they had run out of staples and used that instead and she had an allergic reaction to the glue so when I took her back she had staples put in her and had to have those another week so she goes back Wednesday to get those out other than that she is doing great.

Gave me a scare thought I was going to loose my baby , they think we are over protective parents lol but hey your pets if you love them are like your kids am I right? You worry and want to do what is best for them. Better to be safe than sorry!

Anyway that is what has been going on in my life and I am glad to be back..


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SHOES17 4/10/2012 10:32AM

    Yeah for you! YES PETS are important..they inspire and support us. I am an over protective mom of five! emoticon

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ROSEMARDORF 2/28/2012 6:36PM

  there, good to hear from you!! Happy that you had a great vacation!! Way to go on your weight loss!! That is great!! Hope you baby heals quickly!! I am the same way with my
babies. A cat { who is helping on the keyboard}.. Sorry I don't know; where your HI, went... He isn't feeling well either. He got a shot from the vet!! I sure hope it helps soon!!
I raised him from a baby; and he is still my baby... Lol Sadie is my dog; and very loved!!
Take Care my friend!! Hugs!!

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GOATS03 2/27/2012 10:59PM

    WOOHOO...Congratulations Marybeth..that is absolutely awesome and I'm so proud of you. You have every reason to be sailing above the clouds girl! Keep up the good work.

Glad to hear that you had a great time with your hubby. I just love spending time with mine friends :) They're keepers for sure.

I can understand your worries about Maysa. Yes, they are like our children for sure. We had a dog for 16 years, passed away 17 years ago and we still cry when we talk about him and miss him terribly. We travel too much now to get another one. I'm glad ot hear that everything turned out good.

Welcome back..nice to hear from you again.


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CAROLIAN 2/27/2012 2:55PM

    So glad you had a great vacation CONGRATULATIONS on your weight losss emoticon emoticon

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MAMAWLINDALOU 2/27/2012 2:46PM

    emoticonI am glad you are doing better and had a great vacation with hubby.(Maybe that is what I need.) Glad your pet is ok that had to be scary. Keep up the good work.

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L*I*T*A* 2/27/2012 11:47AM

    emoticonwith the weight loss....

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MISS_VIV 2/27/2012 11:43AM

    We are glad to have you back 6 lbs lighter TOO.................
Glad the medical issues for doggy have been resolved..
Sounds like you are up for anything the world tosses at you.


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LOSE4LIFE47 2/27/2012 11:42AM

    Keep up the good work. That would be a scare what happened to Maysa. At least things are a lot better for your baby! emoticon

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MS.ELENI 2/27/2012 11:42AM

    I am so glad Roxie was already spayed when we got her.Spayed and house broke. Thats the best. Hope your pet heals quickly with no more problems. congrats on weight loss

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About my knees

Monday, February 13, 2012

The new meds the doctor gave me are a medical miracle I can now bend my knees and not walk like a webble wobble I do not have the pain in my knees. But my muscles in my legs feel like I have been in a serious work out on Biggest Looser lol.. I am so darn happy I just can not believe it.
Okay here is the drug I am taking DICLOFENAC 75mg 2 times a day it is the generic for Voltaren 75mg I feel like a new person.
The metformin is working for me also so I am happy about that also.. We take Maysa our dog to vet Weds to get her spayed and get all her shots..
My hubby is on vacation all this week so I may not be on to much this week so I can spend time with him.
I hope you all have a great Valentines Day..

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MS.ELENI 2/13/2012 11:04PM

    glad meds are working

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KATHY_NATURELVR 2/13/2012 11:00PM

    So glad the new meds are helping! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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LINDA! 2/13/2012 9:37PM

    I am glad that you found something to help you!! Happy Valentines Day! emoticon

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SWDESERTLOVER 2/13/2012 9:37PM

    I am so happy for you. Enjoy your time with your husband and have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow!

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SAC-6582 2/13/2012 9:32PM

    emoticon thats great news. Enjoy your time with your husband.


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    emoticonGood Luck! emoticon

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MAMAWLINDALOU 2/13/2012 5:58PM

    I am happy for you! Maybe you can start moving around more.


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QUEENMOXIE 2/13/2012 5:11PM

    I am happy for you too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROSEMARDORF 2/13/2012 4:37PM

  I am very happy for you!! Happy that your meds are working!! That is great news!! emoticon emoticon emoticonFor the spark goodie!! What a nice surprise!! Have a very Happy Valentines Day with your hubby!!

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CAROLIAN 2/13/2012 3:23PM

    I use diclofenic too It is one of the better drugs i have had so glad it is working for you.Have a good week

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TWEETYKC00 2/13/2012 3:12PM

    I am so happy for you. Enjoy your new found knees. Have a happy Valentine's Day with your DH.

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SEPTLEFTY 2/13/2012 3:09PM

  Im so happy for you, good luck. emoticon

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Oh Happy Day

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I went to the doctor Wednesday for my 2 week check up and I didn't know I was supposed to start out on my metformin @ 500 mgs in the morning then 1000mgs at night , cause he had put that I was to take 500mgs in the morning and 500 mgs at night on the prescription.. So now I am on the right track and I am to move up to 2000mgs a day next week..

I guess you are wondering where the Oh Happy Day comes in right? Well I finally, finally found a Dr to listen to me about my knee pain and finally one who gave me something for it and to help me so I do not sit around and cry he gave me Diclofenac75mg 2 times a day, he said if this didn't make me feel better that he would give me Cortisone shots in my knee I hate needles so please pray for me that these pills work for me.

I have to tell you all what my hubby got me for Valentines Day it is so pretty , it is a quilt charm bracelet it has 6 charms on it and then he took me to dinner as a surprise he is the best hubby.. Oh and for all of you who may not know what quilts are they are the paintings done in quilt style that you see on houses and barns and so on..

The artist is Randi Gish -Smith you will have to check out her Jewelry site she lives within driving distant for me but she does ship anywhere here is her website she has everything..

Sorry I haven't been on I have been on bed rest on account of my knee but it feels much better now..
I send you all huggles,

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FRAN0426 2/10/2012 6:43PM

    Checked the web site, she sure does beautiful work. I hope the medication works to make the knees felling much betyter. I did have those shots some years back and they helped for some time. You take good care of yourself.
As for the Mdformin, sounds like the DR. made the error himself when writing the prescription, hope all goes well now that you will be on schedule taking it.

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MAMAWLINDALOU 2/10/2012 3:53PM

    Glad you are feeling better I was wondering about you the other day, hadn't heard from you lately. Your valentines gift sounds so pertty. I am still waiting on mine. I am so happy you found a good dr. they are hard to find anymore. I hope you have a great weekend.

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KATHY_NATURELVR 2/10/2012 12:15PM

    How pretty!

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L*I*T*A* 2/10/2012 11:33AM

    the bracelet looks awesome.....
hope the meds work well so you...
i have had the knees injected and it is not so bad...
praying it all works out for you...
blessings and hugs.....lita

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CAROLIAN 2/10/2012 6:18AM

    HUGS hope new meds work emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 2/10/2012 3:39AM

    Keep us posted about the knee - I have the same problem!

Also the Metformin: I was on it for a couple of years, together with a second medication. It worked for me, or at least helped as long as I kept to my diet.

Re the quilt bracelet: that's lovely! I used to live in south-central PA, where there are a lot of Amish and Mennonite communities. The simple country art of the area (quilts, hex signs, painted trunks and furniture) has an endearing beauty and never fails to remind me of 'home.'

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MS.ELENI 2/10/2012 12:16AM

    Hang in there. The bracelets are great

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ROSEMARDORF 2/9/2012 11:30PM

  Great to hear from you!! I really hope the pills help your knee!! I am glad you got a pretty
charm bracelet from your hubby!! Nice that he took you out to dinner!!
Take care of you my friend!! Hugs!!

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