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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hey guys My holiday was great. I went for a lot of walks and hikes while I was gone. I had a very relaxing and fun time but on to more serious matters.
On Saturday I got a text from my Dad telling me itís time. He put in an application for mom to move into an assisted living facility this morning. By 3:30pm today it was approved. Mom will be moving into the home on Wednesday. Back Story my Mother has Early On Set Alzheimer's. She was diagnosed 6 years ago at the age of 54. She been on a very quick decline over the last 2 months. She can no longer feed, dress, bathe or go to the washroom alone. She has a hard time speaking and making out words. My dad will also be admitted into the hospital in Saskatoon Wednesday afternoon. His Kidneys are failing, his cholesterol is high and his mental health is balancing on edge. His doctor and psych told him that if he didnít go willingly they would have him committed. I knew this was coming and I helped make sure it happened but that doesnít make it any less traumatic. Having both your parents institutionalized on the same day is not the easiest. I know she will be getting awesome care. She will be living in the care home she use to work at as a nurse and in the town she grew up in. My aunt, uncles and cousin still live in the town and itís on 40 mins away from my dadís house. She worked with many other the ladies that will be looking after her. Theyíve all reassured me she will get lots of love and respect. My dad needs help. His is a risk to himself and he needs to get healthy before he can return home alone.

This is all for the best. She will be getting the care she needs. She will get more stimulus being around professionals. This is for the best.


I'm Here!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Sorry sparkers I know its been a while since I updated. I've been busy with spending time with my parents and packing for holidays. John and I are going to Manitoba for 11 days tomorrow. We will be going to Flin Flon 6 days to visit Johns Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Then we will be going to visit my brother and his GF in Thompson. Iíam a bit stressed about going on holidays in regards to eating and exercise. Johnís Grandma is an amazing cook but a lot of her food has a high fat content. Lots of carbs, margarine, salt and meat. She makes amazing perogies, cabbage rolls, Kraut Buns, and desserts. So the food that I will be eating for 6 days wont be like how I eat at home. Portion control is going to have to be my savior. Iím going to control my portions by eating from a smaller plate and tracking everything. I also told John that we need to exercise every day while we are there. This wont be a problem because we will have lots of free time and Flin Flon is full of rocks, hills and lakes. When we go to Thompson itís going to be the exact opposite. My brother is very healthy and eats a lot of veggies and fruits. but getting out and getting any form of exercise will be a problem. Thompson isnít a place you go walking around in for leisure. There is a lot of crime and violence. We may take a day and go canoeing and fishing so that will help a little. Iím really excited to get out of town for 11 days. Iíve been so preoccupied with cleaning the house, worrying about my mom, worrying about selling our house etc etc. I need to see some friendly faces and get some hugs.

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HEIDIC75 8/1/2012 2:47PM

    Have a great vacation !!!!! be safe and have fun!!!

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KEZRARAYNE 8/1/2012 11:46AM

    *hugs*. i bet if you visit the local gym in Thompson and tell them you'd like to try it out for a week, they'd let you use thier facilities for a really low cost, or even free!

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Before and During Pics

Monday, July 23, 2012

I really needed a visualization about how far i've actually come. So I put my Before and During picture together and this is what I got..

I follow a couple weight loss blogs and a lot of the time women post their before pictures and recoil in disgust. They talk about how gross they were and how much they hate that person. When I look at my Before pictures I donít feel disgust or hatred towards them. I find a sense of accomplishment in where Iím now. Those pictures are a reminder of how depressed and overwhelmed I was. Your before photoís are still part of you. Look at them, learn from them and love the person that is them!

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DREAMER1215 7/23/2012 6:32PM

  Holy cow!! Inspiring! I usually can't relate when women put up their before/afters because either I can't see a huge difference or, well, usually, I'm thinking I'd like to get down to the before!

But your pictures are great - and your words make a whole lot of sense. I have some "befores" from way before - a few years ago. I might have to try to find them & "own them' as you say.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

I woke up this morning at 5am to get a workout in before it got to hot outside. I didn't get started til about 5:30 because i really need to convince myself that walking was a better idea that cuddling in bed with my Dude. I'm soooo glad i went. It was nice and cool and quiet and because of this I walked 8.5km. I'm slowly trying to boost up my walking distance. I plan on doing a 10km morning walk when i reach my 100lbs weight loss goal. The only downside to all of this is I took off my shoe after walking and I have some blisters on my one foot which doesn't make for an enjoyable walking experience. On the bright side I'm walking more upright and not leaning as much.

Here's a photo of the beginning of my early morning walk...Good morning sun!

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JOLEON 7/19/2012 7:31PM

    You got up and you did it! Be proud and give yourself a moment to feel good about yourself and reflect on how far you have come. You are going to reach your goals and finally wear that bikini and flaunt it because you Got It girl!

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KSCRAP363 7/19/2012 5:37PM

    Beautiful picture! Hope the blisters heal quickly!!!

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Leaning tower of Jillsa

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Since I started walking again I've been trying to teach myself how to walk properly. I typically walk on the balls of my feet with my feet sticking out in a v shape. If you look at all of the shoes I've ever thrown away you would see that the balls of the shoe are gone but the heel is barely used. So with each step I've been trying to concentrate on keeping my feet forward and walking heel first. I've seen a vast improvement in my walking and I'm not experiencing any foot pain like i used to..except for the occasional blister. but over the past couple days I've noticed I lean forward quite a bit when I walk. I think this lack of proper posture has been causing some of my back pain. but I'm having a heck of a time improving it. I feel like i should re live my synchronized swimming days ( yes i was a synchronized swimmer emoticon ) and walk around with a flutter board on my head. I even have bad posture when I'm not running or walking. While cooking today I notice that I was slumped and leaning forward. but my leaning is at it's worst when I'm walking. So I'm gonna challenge myself to try and stand up straighter I'm sure my back will thank me later.

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