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Instead of overweight - the Weight is over!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Instead of overweight - the Weight is over!


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CAPECODDOGFISH 4/17/2010 8:45AM

    WTG Feels great doesn't it. Bob emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOPEYP 4/17/2010 6:43AM

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WALKINGANNIE 4/17/2010 5:14AM

    Nicely put Linda!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/17/2010 3:55AM

    That is awesome. Congratulations! Love ya, Dawn

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PAIGESMAMA 4/17/2010 12:29AM

    WooHoo!!!!!!

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MSLZZY 4/16/2010 10:43PM

    Awesome!

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/16/2010 10:11PM

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MEADSBAY 4/16/2010 8:02PM

    short but sweet- just like you!
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MRS_LOOMIS 4/16/2010 7:36PM

    Yipppppppeeeeeee!!! emoticon

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BRIGHTSPARK7 4/16/2010 7:28PM

    And the wait is over! emoticon
Your one line blog says it all!
xo
Usha.

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Change your "WAYS" to change your "WEIGHS"!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Change your "WAYS" to change your "WEIGHS"

Such a simple statement - and yet so true!

If we continue to do what we always did, then our results will be the same as they always were.

Today I choose to not return to my old ways because I don't want to return to my old weighs!

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PALESEPT 4/16/2010 7:51PM

    So true! Thank you!

Pale

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CLAIRESML 4/15/2010 3:59PM

    great advice here. emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/15/2010 3:53PM

    Absolutely true! Thanks for sharing something so simple but so important. Love ya, Dawn

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SOPHIADARE 4/15/2010 7:49AM

    That's cute and clever, Linda! I hope you're having a great day!

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LOPEYP 4/14/2010 12:13PM

    You should not take a wait and see attitude with your weight.

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ANNIEONLI 4/14/2010 8:11AM

    Thanks for posting this....totally needed a headshift this week and some old ways were sneaking in after a very very long time. no thanks!! Back to the good fight!

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MRS.DOYLE 4/14/2010 7:12AM

    Simple but true. I also realised that if I eat at the top of my range I stay at the top of my weight range. Elementary, my dear Watson!

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GRALLEN 4/13/2010 9:06PM

    Amen sista!

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BRIGHTSPARK7 4/13/2010 5:33PM

    I have improved my ways and my weighs! I like your choice of words! And appreciate the insight, too.

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RENEWEDJUDY 4/13/2010 3:58PM

    Good thoughts, Linda. I really need some motivation. Been having a hard time lately. Thanks..Judy emoticon

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WALKINGANNIE 4/13/2010 3:29PM

    Love the play on words Linda. Great advice.

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SUPREME5 4/13/2010 3:20PM

    WELL I WILL DO THE SAME

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STILLABABE2002 4/13/2010 2:49PM

    "Weigh" to go! You have the right attitude! Simply stated but BANG ON!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 4/13/2010 2:34PM

    Smart thinkin, so I'll start thinkin

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MSLZZY 4/13/2010 2:25PM

    Excellent and on the mark! Thank you!

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SLENDERELLA61 4/13/2010 2:16PM

    Love it!! Good one, Linda. I saw the Secret and it made a good visual blog, too. Can count on wise words from you! -Marsha

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WATP 3 Mile Slim & Sleek Walk

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I was gifted with the WATP 3 Mile Slim & Sleek Walk Plus Pilates for Firm Abs!

I love it! I just wanted to share this information. There are some new steps and it is quite a workout that is completed in 41 minutes!

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**day 2: Still having a bit of trouble with the newer step-combos but I'm getting there!

  
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SOPHIADARE 4/13/2010 7:41AM

    My sister loves Walking Off the Pounds. I'm glad it works for you!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/12/2010 2:22PM

    WATP is great! It really helped me through the winter when it was too cold to go outside.

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WALKINGANNIE 4/12/2010 1:06PM

    Sounds good Linda. Thanks for the review.

Hope you and your family are well.

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MSLZZY 4/11/2010 11:05PM

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GRALLEN 4/11/2010 9:58PM

    I'm still steppin with Leslie too. Her and I get in a nice workout in the mornings before I go into the office.

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SUPREME5 4/11/2010 9:40PM

    LET US KNOW HOW HARD OR EASY IT IS

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ROXYANGEL 4/11/2010 9:30PM

    I picked this up the other day and haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the great review-I'll have to give it a try this week. emoticon

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CATHEITE 4/11/2010 9:02PM

    I have this one too and LOVE it, especially those standing leg circles. I'm glad we're in agreement.
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/11/2010 8:47PM

    Cool. Thanks for sharing with us about it. Love, Dawn

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EMMABE1 4/11/2010 8:40PM

    Lucky you - hope it gives you firm abs!!

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NEWLIBRARIAN 4/11/2010 8:38PM

    I have this one. It's a good fallback for me when I can't get out of the house.

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CLAIRESML 4/11/2010 8:37PM

    I love this one, too! I don't do the mat work, just the 3 miles.... but, i really like the different steps in this one from the usual.
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REETYTRU 4/11/2010 8:24PM

    Cool! i will have to check it out! Thanks & keep us all updated on how its going! :)

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Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

The only holidays I know of are Passover & Easter - and I wish everyone a happy holiday of their own choosing!

My dad is doing much better! He has become afraid of sleeping pills and we now believe he was addicted to the Ambien which is why he kept needing more and they weren't working. Even though the new pill was reduced by 75%, he is hesitant to use them after having such a bad reaction to them. Apparently still being doped up after Dialysis is not normal - the procedure of Dialysis is supposed to remove all medicines from the body & bloodstream. They were shocked that even after the Dialysis last week he was still groggy from the half a pill.

My dad is now much more alert although still quite weak. The truly scary thing is, had he been in a nursing home, they would have left him on that too high dosage and just let him sleep! This is why I have to try to keep him at home.

Thank you for all your prayers. I do believe in the power of prayer and I know this has helped my father and my family as well as me!

Love you,
Linda
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JERSEYGIRL24 4/7/2010 8:07PM

    So glad your dad is doing better. My grandmother was in a nursing home in the 80s. My aunt had a particular home in mind, but when the time came they did not have room, so she went elsewhere. One day my cousin (a nurse) looked at her meds, and apparently she was really being doped up! So my aunt kicked and screamed and got her into the nursing home she wanted. I believe things improved.

I know Dad is better off at home with you, but I have seen some very loving relatives (and some not quite so loving) who had to move their parents when they became too much too handle. If my mother goes first, there is no way I will be able to handle my father. You are truly a saint, but we already knew that.

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 4/6/2010 12:38AM

    I am so glad to hear that your Dad is doing better. You are right about the nursing home. They would do what is easiest for them and not necessarily what is best for your Dad. He is very lucky to have you!

I also believe in the power of prayer and will continue to hold you, your DH and your Dad in my prayers. Blessings to you all! :)

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GRALLEN 4/5/2010 11:03PM

    So glad to hear of the improvements for you dad. You are right, there is power in prayer, I believe it!

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WRITERGIRLMEL 4/5/2010 10:24PM

    I'm glad your dad is improving. I'll keep him and you in my prayers.

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WALKINGANNIE 4/5/2010 4:14PM

    Happy holiday to you and your family Linda. They are so blessed to have you.

I hope that you are managing to find some time to safeguard your own health and wellbeing as you are so busy caring for others.

Loving thoughts to you and yours.

Annie x

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/5/2010 3:21PM

    Glad to hear that your father is doing better.

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 4/5/2010 9:40AM

    Thanks for the update, you really have lots to be thankful for.

So glad he has turned the corner and that he has such a loving family to care for him.

Keep up your great work and thanks again

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LOPEYP 4/5/2010 6:42AM

    The elderly need advocates in nursing homes and hospitals, if not they will get lost in the shuffle. You are fortunate that you are able to keep him with you and care for him. You are a good daughter!
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/4/2010 10:37PM

    Linda, you, your dad & your family will remain in my prayers. Bright blessings to you. I am so glad that your father seems to be getting better. I am so proud of you for taking care of your dad. You are blessed. Love, Dawn emoticon

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KALIGIRL 4/4/2010 9:46PM

    Glad to hear you're over this hurdle. My dad was on too much morphine until we intervened.
Good thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

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SUPREME5 4/4/2010 9:18PM

    MAY YOUR EASTER BEEN GOOD AND I PRAY FOR YOUR DAD AND FAMLIY TO SEE YOU THROUGH THIS ROCKY SPOT
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MSLZZY 4/4/2010 9:00PM

    Glad you are there for him! Happy Easter!

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KALLY95 4/4/2010 5:24PM

    happy easter to you and your dad enjoy your day

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NANCYMT6151 4/4/2010 4:07PM

    Prayers for your dad and your family and best wishes for this glorious Easter Day!

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    Happy Easter! I will definitely lift your dad up in prayer. emoticon

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RISSASPIECES 4/4/2010 3:10PM

    Nursing homes and hospitals can be very scary places. It makes me sick to think about how many people believe a quiet patient is a good patient.

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CAPECODDOGFISH 4/4/2010 2:18PM

    You are an angel. I just hope that if I have to be in a NH, I hope some will watch out for me the way you do with your dad. Bob emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 4/4/2010 12:08PM

    He is truly blessed to have you. You are a blessing to many. Joyous Easter to you, too, Linda. -Marsha

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MOB8/2009 4/4/2010 12:01PM

    I'm so glad he has such a vigilant daughter to take care of him. That's a scarey scenario! I hope he continues to do well, under your care.

Happy Easter, Passover, or Spring, my friend!

Linda 2

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One Day At A Time!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

One Day At A Time!

This holds true for so many things! I first heard it at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Then I heard it in a song. It has become my mantra.

When my mother died 6 years ago, I started assisting my dad. Words are very important - assisting gives him more independence than if I say I help him.

The first year he was hospitalized 7 times for various operations. I started telling him that we will take things One thing at a time, One day at a time. We still do it.

I believe his knowing that I am concerned gives him the courage and desire to try to get better. This morning he resumed his leg exercises!

One day at a time. If you learn nothing else from SparkPeople, take it One day at a time. When today is over, quit worrying about what you ate and how you did. Just be thankful that tomorrow we are able to try again!
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RENEWEDJUDY 4/13/2010 4:08PM

    I just replied to your last blog and this one caught my eye, so I read it. Just what I needed to be reminded of. You are such a special and caring lady, I don't know how you fit everything in . All I know is that I see your words of encouragement daily on SP and it picks me up.I hope you take at least half as good care of yourself as you do everyone else. You are sooooooooooooo worth it. Love Ya, Gal.......Judy emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 4/3/2010 9:05PM

    One day at a time is exactly right -- and what you are doing for your father is so important: the physical care, the consciousness of his independent and his dignity.

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PO_PAZZA 4/3/2010 7:08PM

    Thank you for reminding us.

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FRAN0426 4/3/2010 5:41PM

    What a wonderful blog and oh so true, live for today as best you can but don't dwell on it once it has passed. Your father is so fortunate he has you to help him, I'm sure he appreciates this very much. To you and your family have a wonderful, happy Easter weekend

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SLENDERELLA61 4/3/2010 5:33PM

    You are definitely loved here, as well as at home. It is beautiful that you can assist your dad. One day at a time is a great mantra. And sometimes, it is one thing at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time, one breath at a time. It is so easy to let them pile up one you, when you don't need to do but one at a time. Very wise, Linda. Take care. Love, Marsha

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WALKINGANNIE 4/3/2010 5:08PM

    Hi Linda. I'm just catching up on your blogs after being away.

I'm sorry that you're under so much pressure just now but pleased that you are being sensible about priorities. Your family and YOU must take precedence.

One day at a time is a wise philosophy.

You have always been there for your many Friends. I appreciate this and hope that you can feel just as supported by Sparkies who are sending love to you and your family.

Annie x



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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/2/2010 9:43PM

    This MUST be the message that I am supposed to read tonight. This is the 3rd blog in a row that I have read with the theme "One Day At A Time". Thanks for reminding me of what is important. I love that every day has a new beginning and can be a do-over. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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SUZ139 4/1/2010 7:51AM

    (((HUG))) I also live by this motto...
Linda, Thank you for being such a loving and caring person one day at a time!

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KALIGIRL 3/31/2010 8:35PM

    My folks are now gone, but you are right - one day at a time.
As long as you can keep your dad safe and maintain his dignity, you are miles ahead.
Thoughts and prayers with you and yours.
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SPARKLYMOOSE 3/31/2010 8:33PM

    Very well said, it's funny you wrote this blog because this has become my way of looking at things..focus on today and live for it, no point regretting the past and no sense worrying about the future.
I think it's admirable that you assist your father, good for you.

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VALERIEMAHA 3/31/2010 7:55PM

    Perfect timing for your lucid and to-the-point message. Thanks as always, Linda.
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GTRGRL97 3/31/2010 6:20PM

    Thank you for this great blog, and the beautiful reminder!

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RISSASPIECES 3/31/2010 4:03PM

    It certainly is how I take it with my mom! :-) You have a great attitude.

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ASOPA21 3/31/2010 3:32PM

    Thanks for the encouragement and insight. So too often we want instant gratification instead of taking it one day at a time. I think we all need to remind ourselves of this every once in a while.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 3/31/2010 3:31PM

    You have the right attitude.

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CANDYGETNFIT 3/31/2010 3:17PM

    You touched a soft spot with me, Linda. My "big sister" has total renal failure, congestive heart failure and is insulin dependant diabetic. Two months ago she had her 2nd silent heart attack which caused other problems including kidney failure. She has only been out of the hospital for 3 days and they had to rush her back 2 weeks ago. She now has a permanent port in her left arm for dialysis which she gets 3 times a week. Yesterday they released her to a rehab home where she will be for the next 21 days. In three weeks my other sister is having a large yard sale selling a lot of her stuff. In other words, she'll never go back to living on her own again. She's only 66 yrs old. This is so very hard for me and my other sister. She's always been there for us. She's got her masters in Elementary Ed and in Librarianship. But she's wasting away.

The phrase my other sister, Terry, who is a nurse, always tells me is....we'll take this one day at a time....

My heart goes out to you and I pray for you too. You're an awesome woman and daughter and wife to have to bear what you have to bear on a daily basis! Hang in there and trust God, He'll get you through this...one day at a time.

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MSLZZY 3/31/2010 3:12PM

    It's all in how you say it (help vs assist). One day at a time-good advice! Thank you for sharing. You are a very strong person and I hope you have a great day!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 3/31/2010 3:01PM

    Thank you for the WISE WORDS.

It would be much more palatable than to be helped.

I'm gonna assist my way from now on!

Thanks for sharing!
And of course, have a SPlendid Day!

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MEADSBAY 3/31/2010 2:31PM

    So many of my elder care clients keep going day after day because they don't want their kids to be mad or upset or sad if they give up (or worse).
One day at a time is the best we can all do, in so many ways.
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