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Just a note.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

It has been a decent week ending with an awful night. On Thursday i had a doctor appointment where i was put on an arthritic and anxiety med. Last night I had a reaction to one or both drugs that took me to the hospital. I was treated and released. Today I feel just sluggish and drugged. I do not believe that I will be asking the doctor for anything again to help with anxiety. I will concentrate on other ways to help relieve the anxiety. It really is not worth me feeling that bad again. This week I took a wonderful walk at sunrise and visited with my brother. Those seemed to help so I will do that some more. They have tried anti anxiety meds in the past and although i did not have the reactions that i did last night I was never able to take them. So I am done with that approach. There is a topical ointment that works on the arthritis in my ankle, I will continue to work with my doctor to get it approved by my insurance company. If necessary i will do physical therapy again. There are other options rather than taking an oral prescription. I have never had much luck with many drugs my body just doesn't like the foreign things floating around inside I guess. at any rate like I said just a note. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

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MICKAELAP 3/31/2012 2:54PM

    Well keep your head up. I have never liked taking pills for the fact the way they make me feel. But I did find out, with losing weight, and watching what I eat, I am off all meds. It has even helped with my RA. Good luck. Stay thinking positive;-)

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God's motivation

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I am not what one would call spirtual or religious However I do beleive that God is there. We all live in a truly high pace stressed up roller coaster ride. The pace and stress of life leads us to a place where we forget about the wonders that God gives us everyday. We forget that clouds look like something in our imagination. That flowers really are god's natural perfume for the world we live in. Sometimes when driving I look at over the river from the top of a bridge and see all the industry that is streaming all along that river, and wonder Is that what God intended for such a wonderful place. Last night I decided that this morning I would go to the beach before sunrise and walk.
This morning I did just that. It was beautiful and relaxing and calming. I was thinking about a year ago due to some health reasons I almost lost the ability to walk. Here I am a year later searching for the motivation every day to keep on the weight loss process well this morning watching the world come alive was a great motivation from God. The sun rising over the gulf of Mexico, the fish playing in the water, birds searching for the morning breakfast. There were a few other walkers and joggers however for the most part it was just silent except for God's Good Morning to the world. It made me feel new, I may never see a sunrise over a mountain, However I will always a spectecular view of The Gulf. whereever you live take a minute and enjoy the natural beauty that is around and relize as I did this morning, that if you are taking the time to change your life then take the time to get all the rewards that are there not just the one's you can buy.

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TAWANDA_IS_BACK 1/26/2013 9:54PM

    I love mornings near the Gulf. After my divorce, I would drive nearly 2 hours just to sit on the wall and soak up the view.....leaving all my problems behind, just me, the big waters, the birds and a cool breeze from God. I love those moments. Thanks for reminding me emoticon

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4ANEWME2DAY 3/27/2012 9:52AM

    WOW!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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another change

Sunday, March 25, 2012

There are things that people take for granted when they have never dealt with a severe weight issue. they never think about the clothes in the table cloth section called plus size, they never think about how shoes actually look on their feet the ability to cross their legs the proper way. Well I think about all these things and more. I see the thin beautiful people and wish that i could be like them, I know that most have a whole different set of concerns and I am not making lite of them. But to see a lady sitting with her legs crossed the proper way well that has been out of my reach for a while now. well Today i was sitting and talking with my son and i realized that i was sitting with my legs crossed the proper way. i know it doesnt seem a lot but it is the small changes that make this journey of mine so worth the work that i put into it. finding a new bone that was lost under fat the ability to do something that i couldnt do prior. at any rate it is a great day.

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CLOVER2 3/25/2012 9:40PM

    I know what you mean, I have found ribs again. I have found bones I had forgotten that I had. One thing I have been able to do again that I didn't think I missed until I could again was to cross my legs and then wrap one leg behind the calf of the other. I saw someone doing that in the past and I thought about it, tried it and realized I oould not do that. Funny about the things folks take for granted....

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

This morning I didn't want to get up at all ... it wasn't a matter of wanting to sleep it was just didn't want to face the day. But I did. I kept moving till the feeling left me. One more day with the grand children this week. The are great kids and i love them a lot however the screaming diffidently wears on you. Besides them going through a divorce with their parents doesn't help they have no sense of normal right now. Hopefully in time we all can figure out a schedule that works for all of us. I try very hard not to dwell on the ugly of this situation and all of you that read my blogs are very patient as i work through all these things in my life. Honestly I am just trying to keep my sanity and stick to my weight loss program. I really hope that everyone is having a great day.

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RAE_LEIGH22 3/26/2012 7:45AM

    You can do this and everyone on SP is here to help! If you need to vent, then ...vent, girl!

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Better day

Friday, March 23, 2012

After giving serious thought to the stress vs. anxiety question, I made a list of what I call stress and what I call anxiety. Some things I have control over and will address them. This morning I got up before everyone else and just took a few minutes to decide what i was going to do today before everyone got up and the chaos started. Periodically through the day I took a few minutes to just be alone and remember to breath. My nerves are really shot right now However I am going to the doctor next week to see if maybe i need to be on something to help with that. As of lately my plate was made much more full, If i cant change the situation then i need to ask for help with dealing with it. I went and purchased a organizer to see if i cant get our fiances under better control and I also sat my husband down and a serious discussion with him about what i believe he can do that will help me. We shall see if that works. The grand children go back to their mothers on Sunday and I will hold a very serious discussion with my son about he can do to help the situation with his children if i am going to help with them there has to be some ground rules and limitations put in place. Not sure how much of any of this will help but right now it is the best i can do. all in all today did seem to be a better productive day than i have in a while now. And i managed to find the time to get some cleaning and exercising done which really makes things better to me.

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