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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Dear SparkPeople Friends:

Sorry I haven't been in contact. emoticon

Charlie, our community dog, decided to make a swift change of directions on the evening of 9/23. emoticon emoticon (He's much cuter than this & is a Cock-a-Poo, white & apricot).

I broke my tailbone, whiplashed my neck, and hurt everything in between. emoticon emoticon My legs folded under me and I couldn't get up. Thank goodness for cell phones to get someone to rescue me off the rocks. emoticon emoticon

Then my daughter took me to the ER. emoticon emoticon

I'm finally getting around a little better but have to use my friend's walker. (Thank you, Anna!) emoticon emoticon

I'll try to keep in touch. emoticon

Luvies,
Renie

  
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WINDYCITYCYNDEE 10/19/2014 5:33PM

    Oh no! I hope you are on the mend!
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KAILYNSTAR 10/14/2014 5:23PM

    Are you kidding me! That's just awful!

I do hope for you a speedy recovery. I'm worried about my Mom walking the pup that's getting bigger and bouncier and does not listen!

Take care of yourself and thank goodness for cellphones.

Hugs.

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/5/2014 1:06AM

    Oh no - so sorry!

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LINDA! 10/4/2014 10:35PM

    I am so sorry about your fall. I had a terrible fall in 2011 and had several broken bones. I hope that you are not in too much pain. emoticon

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_LINDA 10/4/2014 9:52PM

    So very sorry about your fall :-(( Praying for a swift and full recovery for you..
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NASFKAB 10/4/2014 9:41PM

  sorry sending prayers & healing thoughts your way hugs love

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BIBS4664 10/4/2014 7:23PM

    Speedy recovery. May your SP walker...safety pal,,,be a benefit. I have to use mine all the time...but at least I can walk!!!

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MILPAM3 10/4/2014 2:20PM

  Oh, oh, oh! And I'll bet it's hard to sit at the computer as well. I know the tailbone pain, so will send up a prayer for you. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/4/2014 1:16PM

    Sorry, so sorry! I pray you are recovering well. HUGS and much love.

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MOM2ACAT 10/4/2014 1:15PM

    emoticon Wishing you speedy healing! I'm glad you had your cell phone with you, and that your daughter was able to get you to the ER.

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I Need a Change of Attitude

Friday, August 29, 2014

Instead of focusing on all my woes, I'm going to enjoy the blessing I have and God's gifts. emoticon So what if the water line broke in our building? We have plenty of bottled water to use for necessities. The pioneers didn't have piped in water. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

So what if the A/C has been broken for over a month & they've had trouble finding a match/near match? Air Conditioners are a fairly recent discovery. What did we do in the past? Went for a ride with the windows down; for a picnic down by the river emoticon
; or just plain used a fan--the kind we moved back and forth by hand.

If you look hard enough, or use some ingenuity, there's a way around most things. We were given big brains for a reason. emoticon

Granted some illnesses are mighty hard to deal with, but most have ways to make you comfortable most of the time.

Take joy in the Lord, your spouse, your children and other family members. That's what this life is all about. We have to have the pain and suffering so we will appreciate the good times. "Opposition in all things." That's the way we are made.

We were meant to be busy and active:

"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it." -Plato

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Have a great weekend!

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Renie

  
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KAILYNSTAR 9/3/2014 2:50PM

    You're so right. I myself have never had air conditioning, but there was a couple of weeks here I wished we did. Instead, we picked up more fans for the house.

I'm glad you're trying to put a different foot forward. It can be difficult, just because it so easy to fall back into old habits.

It's good you're doing alright.

Take care.

Hugs.

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 9/2/2014 9:44PM

    Hope all is well with you now Twinner. I've been out of town and my computer is still a little messed up. 70 yrs ago we didn't have computers. LOL emoticon
Missouri Irene
Have great day. (((Hugs)))

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NASFKAB 8/29/2014 10:07PM

  all the best hope you find relif soon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/29/2014 2:38PM

    OH my! A/C, now water. Sheesh!

HUGS and you have an attitude that I soooooo admire (but then you already know that! emoticon )

You are a sweetie.

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_LINDA 8/29/2014 2:37PM

    Sorry for your troubles! I hope you can find some fun activities to do this weekend! The library always has air conditioning and its free!
I really have to search for the wonderful things in life too as I struggle with my health issues but I consider myself fortunate to have loving relatives, live in a beautiful city with plenty of festivals and activities to enjoy.
I have never had A/C and never will, hate it makes me sick, so I can't relate, except perhaps I could never survive without my heating! Hope they can find a solution soon for you!
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I'M OVERWHELMED WITH JOY!

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Hi all:

I just couldn't believe all the glorious Birthday Wishes emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I got from all these SP friends. Thanks to all:
Nancy
Patti
Linda
GardensForLife
19Diamond54
KathyJo56
1CrazyDog - Barb
NYKimmie
Kelly
Gabi
Elaine
Dorothy
GoozleBear
LunchMom1
MsLizzy
Jamer123
DeterminedLoser
Darlene
Amas92568
EzizaCG9
OlderDanDrt
BeckyLiz
Luvs2Bke101
PattiBuffys
Mom2
KOPSBABY
RainbowFalls
R2Country

I hope I got all of those right. After all, I'm getting older every year.
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Luv you for your thoughtfulness,
Renie
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I appreciate you all adding to my birthday joy!

PS: I had another Sleep Test last night. This one was a Split C/Bi Pap test. I thought I did well, but then I came home and slept for about 3-4 hours. We shall see. I still only have the Concentrator. But that's more than I've had the last 5 or more months.
Luvies,
Renie

PPS: OOPS! Almost forgot these Birthday Wishers from my personal account:
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WINGSDREAM
GONNALOSE5
HELEN_BRU
DEB160NOW
DONNAEDA
ANYISSUCCEEDING
MOMMA48
ICECUB
DBELLE39
KRYS210

Forgive me for the oversight. I love you all too.
Renie, the happy one. emoticon

  
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GENRE009 8/13/2014 4:06PM

    Renie, hi !
I have been faithful, but you seem to have forgotten me. It's hard to keep friends when they don't blog. I had computer problems too.
Anyway, my question to you today is this:
Who are you doing this Spark thing for? If you aren't trying hard enough, remember that diabetes leads to many diseases, blindness, loss of legs, asthma, stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, ect. All of us on spark fall off our routine, but you are in a very vulnerable situation so why aren't you putting yourself on the top of your list? I am not saying this to hurt you, but help you. I have been to hell and back in many illnesses. I was partially crippled for 15 years, most people don't come back eva

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BECKYLIZ 8/11/2014 8:36PM

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_LINDA 8/10/2014 11:43PM

    Hope your tests are okay, thinking of you!
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AHAPPYSPIRIT 8/10/2014 9:16PM

    Happy belated Birthday dear. Haven't been on the computer much due to it's slowness. I truly hope you had a very Happy Day. You still look young to me.
(((Hugs)))

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NELLIEC 8/10/2014 3:59PM

    Happy belated Birthday!

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NASFKAB 8/9/2014 10:04PM

  hope you had an emoticon birthday emoticon I missed it

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1CRAZYDOG 8/9/2014 5:32PM

    Good luck w/your test results! And I hope your birthday was as special as you ARE!!!

HUGS HUGS HUGS

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ROBBIEY 8/9/2014 4:50PM

  emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday!!!

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HELLOOOO! I'M BACK!

Friday, August 01, 2014

I finally got my computer fixed so I could use this site again.
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I was about going nuts having to use RENIESSPARKIN2 until now.
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I just wish I could have transferred my new info onto my former site.
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At least I'm now back and can get on with my business.
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Luv you all and have missed you!
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Renie

  
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GENRE009 8/9/2014 1:22PM

    You can transfer if you had a flash drive, and went to office max . You may need both computers. And if all they could do was put stuff on your flash drive, take it to best buy & they will do the rest. I am glad your computer is better! I had 6 months worth, and each month after work it kept getting worse.. watch out for going into people's blogs especially if they send you into other sites. Viris can piggy back on good sites without you knowing it, don't read emails you don't know, and take yourself out of all the tracking on each site you are in like twitter, google, face book, your email, ect...eva

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 8/8/2014 9:54AM

    I'm so glad your back Twinnie. I'm having computer problems also. Hope to get things back on track soon also.
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WOMANWITHGRIT 8/2/2014 9:17PM

    Welcome Back! emoticon

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BECKYLIZ 8/2/2014 12:42PM

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BIBS4664 8/2/2014 11:49AM

    Great to have you back.

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THINAGIN2 8/1/2014 5:25PM

    Welcome back! It's a bummer when you can't get here!

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_LINDA 8/1/2014 1:51PM

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Its great you are back in business!
Have a fantabulous birthday!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/1/2014 12:15PM

    Wahoo! I wondered what happened to my emoticon Glad you're back!!!!!

MANY HUGS!

Luvies,
Barb

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NASFKAB 8/1/2014 12:09PM

  great having you back

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Oops! Wake Up Call

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I've caught myself making a major gaffe!

I've been so hot with our weather here in northern Utah, that I started drinking McD's Caramel Frappes! Can you believe a diabetic would be so foolish?
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Well, I just posted my intake on my SP Food Counter and ... gasped with horror.
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Wake up call time!!! emoticon

Losing my health and eyesight are not worth the momentary pleasure.
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Time to get tough with myself. emoticon

Encouragement accepted. emoticon

Hope all of you are doing well and not falling in to the same pitfalls. Have a great day!

Luv you all,
Renie

  
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BECKYLIZ 8/2/2014 7:33PM

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GENRE009 7/22/2014 6:58PM

    Anything that up's your blood sugar damages you, even excessive salt, processed foods, and white flour items. Its amazing how many things, diseases can develop to take you down in diabetes. emoticon eva

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RENIESSPARKIN 7/19/2014 1:14PM

    Oh, thank you, everyone! I've sure learned a hard lesson. I'd hate to start having the 'sawbones' start hacking at my feet, etc.

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Renie

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NASFKAB 7/17/2014 2:16AM

  keep pushing NEVER EVER GIVE UP

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DJ4HEALTH 7/16/2014 11:04PM

    As you know that it can also cause you to lose limbs too so that is also another thing to think about when you want one of those things. emoticon emoticon

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AHAPPYSPIRIT 7/16/2014 7:36PM

    WOW! What a great wake Up Call. I'm glad you tracked it. Your health is much more important Twiner. We gotta keep you healthy. Those little pleasures are not worth the rest of your life. Love you.
Missouri Irene

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NELLIEC 7/16/2014 3:31PM

    Wow that does sound like a scarey thing for a diabetic!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/16/2014 12:11PM

    OH girlfriend, good you tracked it so your eyes were opened. You're right that, to me too, the momentary pleasure isn't worth the health risk as a diabetic!

HUGS and glad you caught yourself!



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_LINDA 7/16/2014 12:09PM

    So know the feeling!! I used to guzzle slushies when it got hot! What a calorie bomb those are -pure sugar and syrup! I am saved now though. There is no confectionery near where I live and also the weather is usually too cold to be interested in one more often then not.
You are going to have to try natural iced lemonade or tea to refresh yourself! They also have flavors you can add to water on the market too now..
You know what you have to do, you can do anything you put your mind to! You are woman! You are strong!
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KATHARINA01 7/16/2014 11:27AM

    What I try to do is track treats ahead of time. That way I know exactly what I'm in for and if it's worth the calories.

I'm sure though that if you want to resist you're strong enough to do it. emoticon

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