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Feeling better (hopefully)........

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Did well with the extended workout yesterday - NO dizziness issues whatsoever (even got out of the house to do some needed lessons - felt darned good to actually be able to drive - and comfortably)!

Just goes to show how important it is NOT to take health for granted! emoticon

Felt a twinge of something this morning, though - again, there's a very stuffed feeling in the nose, and some dry month, so I'll continue to treat the sinus on an OTC basis and make sure I stay hydrated.............thank goodness there are NO plans for the rest of the week! Don't need to be at an event and start to feel badly - nuh, uhh!

Enjoy your Saturday, Sparkies!

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RD03875 12/27/2014 8:36AM

    Hope you feel all better soon!

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PURPLE0906 12/27/2014 6:41AM

    Glad you are feeling better

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MONTREALESTMOI 12/27/2014 5:36AM

    Feel better, Sparkfriend!

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Not AGAIN!

Friday, December 26, 2014

ANOTHER dizzy spell while doing floor exercises! Cleared up in about an hour or two, but still - WTH! Suspect my sinuses were a bit more clogged up than I suspected, and looking back on it, perhaps I didn't consume as much H2O as I regularly would have - $#!@# "h**lidays* and routine changes - all for the birds as far as I'm concerned!

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Feeling OK right now but I'm watching myself like a hawk, for sure! emoticon

I hope all celebrating Sparkies had a wonderful Christmas!

  
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ICECUB 12/26/2014 9:12PM

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GORDON66 12/26/2014 2:06PM

  Sinus stuff is going around. I'm dealing with a sinus infection so I feel your frustration. Take it easy!!!

Leslie

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PATTYKLAVER 12/26/2014 8:34AM

    When choosing our food carefully, sometimes we don't get enough sodium. If it happens again, put a little bit of salt on a spoon and eat it. It's happened to me before and the salt did work.

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PURPLE0906 12/26/2014 6:32AM

    You might want to contact the Doctor, could be vertigo, sinuses or your blood pressure.
Mom had a bout with vertigo.

Hope you feel better soon.


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Am keeping as close to a normal routine as possible........

Thursday, December 25, 2014

........for me, this is key to my keeping grounded, focused and somewhat sane.......

I have fallen off of my eating plans quite a bit, and I suspected I would be at great risk for doing so due to family stress - the one good thing that came about yesterday was that I had a good, calm, rational, "air-clearing" chat with someone who directly contributed to a very stressful day last week..........it appears to have helped, at least somewhat.........there will need to be monitoring on my part, along with follow-up actions as needed - but for now, I am somewhat cool, calm and collected.........now if I can keep it together despite the painful knowledge that this time off is going to cost me *literally* - and I'm NOT GOOD with that! (Oh, oh - here comes another stress wave!)

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I wish TV networks would back off a bit on the never-ending holiday fare - I tend to avoid that as much as possible so as to avoid a negative mood swing (I also prefer certain fare that is NOT of a holiday nature) - so having to work to avoid that stuff is also causing some irritation..........for now the tube is off and I'm listening to some music, and occasionally an amateur radio net that streams online (cool to hear human voices chatting pleasantly - such a relief from the negativity coming out of talk radio and panel TV shows - no need for that, I gotta tell ya)!

Things are quiet here - am doing as much as I can wrt my "normal routine" which gives me needed comfort - why should Christmas be treated any differently in that regard? (For the record, I have no small children in my life and I am *not* a "grand", and have very little in the way of extended family close by so a quiet Christmas is pretty much guaranteed........)

Will need to redouble my efforts to get back on track after 1/1 - as much as I don't like to use that day as a starting point, there's been too much damage to my motivation and momentum to pick myself up at this very minute - but being mindful of my failures and needs will be a good start.........

For those who celebrate, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas (and Hanukkah, too, of course)! Enjoy your day!

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ICECUB 12/25/2014 8:18PM

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FORZACHANDMATT 12/25/2014 10:19AM

    Glad you are having a good day :)

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PATTYKLAVER 12/25/2014 7:25AM

    I agree with you that Christmas has gotten out of hand, especially on TV. I, myself, have shut off the TV quite a bit in the last 3 weeks. It has done the brain some good; I have read more, journaled more, and got a few things accomplished.

My motivation has left the building. In fact, I think it went on an extended vacation out of the country without me. So, like you, I will be using Jan. 1 as a new starting point. I have decided this year that I won't make resolutions but a bucket list of things that I want to do in the coming year. I want to focus on the positive. We can do this. Here's to a great 2015 for us.

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JIMA64 12/25/2014 7:13AM

    We too are having a normal day.

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Bleh :( ....... meh :( ........ *bah humbug*!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MUST treat this day as any other day, in order to save what's left of my sanity........'nuff said........

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ICECUB 12/24/2014 8:21AM

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FORZACHANDMATT 12/24/2014 6:05AM

    Hang in there

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MONTREALESTMOI 12/24/2014 5:30AM

    Well, you can look at it this way--at least you have a little sanity left to save. That's a plus.... I hope you are able to get your spirits up and enjoy this day.

Please feel better soon!

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Resentment is settling in.......

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

,,,,,,,and it's showing in my eating, once again..........

Think it'll be in my best interest to put the Sparkin' aside somewhat until Jan. 2.......I am just so NOT feelin' in this $#!@# "season"..........all I want is for this time to pass quickly...........the only good thing is that things are quiet where I spend my daylight hours (and right now, as well - as long as nobody else is up and about whose presence I have to *endure*).........

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Yeah, it sounds like I'm "quitting", but for now I think I just need to back off a bit for purposes of stress-reduction.............if only I had a place where I could just hibernate for a bit.............

One friendly bit of advice before I stop: If you know anyone who has to work during holiday periods (no matter what the reason), please show extra special kindness and compassion - even if they appear to be "OK" working, you never know their full story or situation - and as we all know, these seasons are difficult for many of us, especially for those who *CAN'T* get away from it all.........

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FORZACHANDMATT 12/23/2014 10:02AM

    Have a good break :) I think we all need one once in a while

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GORDON66 12/23/2014 8:31AM

  When I was young, nothing was open on Christmas Day. Is the 24-hour-convenience store really the price we pay for evolution? My buddy Phil said he's working Christmas Eve at the gym because he's the "Jewish guy". Since I will be eyeball deep with dinner preparations, I won't be able to stop by with a holiday offering. It will have to be on Sunday.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

Leslie

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/23/2014 8:07AM

    Wishing you better days.

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