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Keeping busy is important!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Well, winter is here!! I have one last job to do outside and then I can hibernate for a few mos.! I look forward to so many inside projects. More time to crochet-I've got several items lined up. Then there's the jigsaw puzzle that comes out when the temp. drops. And there's always several cleaning projects that have been put off until cooler weather. I never get bored, no matter the weather!! So many people ask me how I can possibly survive, not driving. Well, as long as I have wonderful friends and a giving hubby, I'll be fine. I do get out of the house, believe me!! While I'm enjoying my cozy house, however, I enjoy warm drinks and keeping myself busy with cooking, cleaning, hobbies, and most importantly, exercise!!! Keeping positive is my goal and there's no more successful way than improving yourself inside and out!! So sparkfriends, have a wonderful winter, and remember, this too shall pass!!! emoticon

  
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CHALLENGER15 11/15/2014 6:17PM

    I'm already counting the days until spring. I need to get my crocheting out. emoticon

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BLUEJAY1969 11/15/2014 1:40PM

    You are so right that keeping busy is important! I look forward to getting back to my inside workouts once this cough has quit being so persistent. I'm giving it till Monday and then attempting a moderate workout no matter what! Thanks for the reminder!
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ERIN_POSCH 11/15/2014 11:06AM

    living in a mostly urban area, I walk most places. DH and I generally schedule an evening or 2 after work to get shopping done for home and table(food) and once or twice a month to get other items (gifts, or longer distance runs).

although many complain about this time of year for holiday weight gain, i find i do better because my hands are more busy crafting (knit, crochet, tat, embroider, etc) or i'm more willing to exercise because it's not so hot.

have fun with your busy. keep us posted on your progress.

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 11/15/2014 8:12AM

    You have such a wonderful positive outlook on life. Thank you for inspiring us!

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RDEE22 11/15/2014 7:29AM

    Enjoy your cosy winter. I shall send you some sunshine from time to time.
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NORWOODGIRL 11/14/2014 11:11PM

    It sounds like we do similar things to make the winter pass. In the summer our house is always crowded because we are on the lake. In the winter few people are willing to brave the drive in fickle weather. So it is a good time to recharge myself. It feels good.

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MO2V8EDQ 11/14/2014 10:20PM

    I'm a home-body myself. The weather has changed and now it's really hard for me to get up and get out. i have LuPus so this cold temp really does a number on me.


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I am not crazy, I've been tested!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Am getting back on board with the fitness minutes! I've taken two different tests now and both have come back with the same result: (Get ready to chuckle) I'm CONSTIPATED! So, I get the message. I'll see what I can do. Doc gave me stuff the first time I saw her that I thought had changed that result, but no such luck. So I'm taking charge instead of waiting to get better. I've increased my decaffeinated liquids, increased my fiber, including fruits and veggies, and am working on every other thing I can think of to get rid of this pain in my side. So far, so good. I now only have a twinge of pain in the a.m., rather than excruciating pain all day. Evidently, with this type of IBS, a person can get constipated and not realize it until it really becomes a problem. This says to me that my body needs a makeover in diet. So it begins! Wish me luck!!! At least I know I'm not going crazy because I hurt, I have been tested, twice!!!

  
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STARLITNIGHT 11/8/2014 12:08PM

    Yogi tea helps me, they have a wonderful selection that helps the digestive system. Good luck in your fitness minutes, we need to use those muscles or we lose them. Happy workout! emoticon

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2BE-MY-BEST 11/8/2014 12:17AM

    It is good to increase your fiber but remember more fiber more water to push things along.

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 11/5/2014 5:33PM

    Hope this passes soon. It is a miserable feeling.

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BLUEJAY1969 11/3/2014 12:42AM

    I chew fiber gummy fruits and they seem to be doing a pretty darn good job! Maybe incorporating them into the rest of your diet would help you out! Good luck because being constipated all the time is no fun at all and as you've realized, it can be quite painful!
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SPEEDY143 10/31/2014 8:02PM

    I have four words for you... prunes, prunes, prunes and finally prunes emoticon 4 a day works for me and it counts as a fruit, not to mention fiber, potassium etc. natures little helper emoticon Feel better sweetie emoticon

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TREKPURRSON 10/31/2014 5:56PM

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DONNABRIGHT 10/31/2014 4:41PM

    IBS is nothing to fool with - sounds like you have a great plan for better health!

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MARCIAC10 10/31/2014 8:38AM

    Having Crohns, I've had the opposite problem. Either way, it's no fun! Hope it improves. Diet does help, once you find what works for you. And as people get older, they often have to start taking fiber supplements. Sad to say. Of course, with my Crohns I may get lucky and not have to go that route, but who knows!!

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RDEE22 10/31/2014 7:39AM

    Definitely been there and done that. Now you know, it is up to you . Lots of water and vegies. Hope it gets sorted soon. emoticon

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HONEY323 10/31/2014 1:40AM

    I LOVE metamucil.

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LINDA! 10/31/2014 12:27AM

    Feel better soon!!

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NORWOODGIRL 10/30/2014 9:55PM

    Been there; done that! It is no laughing matter.

Once things started moving, I've had some success with adding a pill containing magnesium and calcium before I go to bed.

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JOANNS4 10/30/2014 9:36PM

    I am glad it's getting better. I know how it feels. Sounds like a good plan.

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Life does have its bumps!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I'm having to slow my life down right now due to IBS distress. Evidently my body is struggling, and as a result, I'm extremely constipated, plus. They can work on the constipation part right now, but the whatever else is going on has to yet to be determined. So far, they've run x rays for blockage, the results of which I hope to hear soon. After that, I'll know more. The exasperating pain I have been going through is worse in the mornings, which makes my day start later. I have cut my activity level way back, as doing any lower body exercises is a big no-no. I can enjoy walking, however, and pup and I totally loved it today. I know I should work on upper body strength training, and I guess I'm using this blog as an accountability blog to push myself to do so!! I love my wii, it provides great exercise that rarely hurts. I hope to develop a plan that will give me my exercise minutes without stressing my body too much. For everything, though, there is always a silver lining and this one has several. My goal is not to focus on the things I can't do, but emphasize the things I can!! Signed, Will feel better soon!!!!

  
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TREKPURRSON 10/20/2014 11:32PM

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BLUEJAY1969 10/19/2014 10:54PM

    It is so hard to have something like that going on! I think you are doing great to focus on the things you CAN do! That is what I have been concentrating on as well! I hope they can get everything all figured out for you and give you some kind of help for it!
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IMEMINE1 10/19/2014 10:10AM

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JOANNS4 10/17/2014 9:50PM

    So sorry to hear you are having trouble with the IBS. I hope you feel better soon.
I have taken shorter walks lately due to a bone spur in my heel acting up. Take care.
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GRAYGRANNY 10/17/2014 3:03PM

    I struggle with IBS but mostly on the other side of the spectrum with the running to bathroom...particularly first thing in the morning so I need to get up early to get things out of my system so to say before going off to work. On occasion it does hit me at work......bummer!!! Either way it is a pain in the butt so to say......hope they can get you on an even keel.....stress plays a big part in mine and I am sure with pain it is like a dog chasing it's tail.....Good luck sweetie
Graygranny, co-leader of The Grandmother's Fitness Club

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RDEE22 10/17/2014 7:46AM

    Sorry to hear you have IBS problems. It is so misery making. I hope they find some answers for you! sending healthy vibes your way!!

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LINDA! 10/16/2014 11:56PM

    I am so sorry to hear this. IBS can be brutal. I hope there is no blockage. Praying for you. emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 10/16/2014 9:35PM

    emoticon Good job on hanging in there and walking and finding things you can do. emoticon emoticon

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MARCIAC10 10/16/2014 9:13PM

    Hope you get relief and some answers soon!

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SPEEDY143 10/16/2014 9:09PM

    emoticon so sorry you are having issues and have to cut back when you want to go go GO emoticon emoticon for a quick recovery and much less pain emoticon emoticon

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LADYBUG546 10/16/2014 8:41PM

    I am struggling with my Blood pressure so I totally understand...stay focus on the small steps first and the rest hopefully will come together for both of us.

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Ahh, a wonderful, wonderful day!!!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Today is a blessed day! It's a Thursday, when I do no volunteering or any other activity out of the house!! I was able to work in the kitchen for awhile, keep up my exercising schedule, enjoy some sunshine, and later I will do some crotcheting. Not all days work out so well, but today, it is blessed!!! I hope everyone is able to grab a day, an hour, or part of one, to just enjoy what you want to do!! It definitely helps lower the blood pressure!!!

  
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IMEMINE1 10/19/2014 10:11AM

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RDEE22 10/10/2014 8:29AM

    I love home days. Have a good weekend!! emoticon

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KSNANA2 10/9/2014 11:27PM

    I love days like that. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold, wet and rainy here. High only expected to be 49 degrees. Looking forward to working in my kitchen and perhaps getting to knit during some of the afternoon. Been trying to get all my errands done in advance so we can have a nice day tomorrow just relaxing. Maybe you will get two great days in a row! That would be awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 10/9/2014 9:07PM

    What a great day! emoticon

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Great Job Achievers!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I have to say I salute those of you who are exercising while your body hurts. I have a relatively pain free 53 yr. old body, but these days my IBS is creating spasms that really mess my exercise level up. I know many of you are exercising with health issues like arthritis, and mobility problems, as well as many other agonies. I just want you to know that you are an inspiration to me to keep moving and not let my pain determine my activity level. Granted, each setback does have a voice in the movements you can make. But the fact is, you're still moving! And for that, I think you all deserve a gold star!!

  
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LINDA! 10/1/2014 7:34PM

    God bless you. I know how dreadful IBS and other pain issues are. I hope that you feel better soon. emoticon

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JENNY888 10/1/2014 5:29PM

    I find that exercise will help my joint pain when I have it. Hard to get started but feels so good when done.

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RDEE22 10/1/2014 7:06AM

    I hear you on IBS. Not Good! Hang in there! emoticon

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SPEEDY143 10/1/2014 2:59AM

    Kudos to YOU for acknowledging and encouraging your Sparkfriends... it is those that can't that inspire me to Spark On emoticon Hope you feel better soon emoticon

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SHERYLDS 9/30/2014 8:45PM

    use it or lose it....oye vey

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DELIA38961 9/30/2014 8:42PM

    great words to encourage others emoticon

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THEEXERCISER 9/30/2014 8:16PM

    You are an inspiration to us too!

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