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Thursday, September 26, 2013

"There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in; the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity." Washington Irving

I for some reason can not get myself back on the right track. I wake in the morning with good thoughts but end of day it is gone. I feel like I have let my body down. I must dig deep and get the old self back. In the latest Prevention book I am going to post a page on my mirror.
Trust Your Inner Voice
In the inevitable moments when life throws us a curve ball, we tend to scatter our energy without realizing it. We ruminate about the past, we lose sleep over the future, and we search for answers out there. ANYWHERE. Instead, tune in. Trust that you already have what you need inside yourself. The inner voice that has guided you through countless struggles in the past is always there for you. Slow down, listen, and have faith in your own inner wisdom.

Happy fall!!

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CLPURNELL 9/27/2013 3:51AM

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SPARKFRAN514 9/26/2013 10:35PM

    Thanks we all get feeling that way some days but we are still here trying. For me I am doing one healthy thing and working on it for three days then adding on and soon i have a new habit emoticon I did not get over weight in one month so why do i think its going to off come supper fast. thanks for reminding us that this process is going to take time and be kind to selves. love the poem emoticon

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FIONUALA7 9/26/2013 10:27AM

    I just loved your blog!! So inspiring. When I wake up after thanking God for my life with all its ups and downs, I get on Spark People and plan out my menu while I drink my coffee. It seems to help. Oh, and I drink sugar free Hills Bros. cappuccino. Do good and low calorie. God Bless you and keep at it. Love your picture also. emoticon

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I have a few brief episodes of rapid heart rate shown on the monitor but they do not think it is a serious problem. So if I have any other episodes then is when they would want me to see a cardiologist. So good news there.
I have cut back on eating and am trying to push the walking. Disappointed that when I get the ok in November that I won't be able to go back to Zumba for the gal is going to stop doing it in November. Lack of money for rent and having trouble getting a building. Will have to try and do it on my own.

The nice cool weather is great and we finally got some rain yesterday. All is well and the allergies are not to bad now.

Thank you for all the support and hugs.

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AUNTB63 9/18/2013 10:45AM

    Glad you got good news about the results. So sorry your Zumba class will be no longer....I know how much you enjoyed and looked forward to the class. there are some good zumba DVD's out there, but I will tell you in my experience of finding an alternative (DVD) to a class I had taken.....well, it's just not the same going it alone.
Some people really get into the DVDs at home because they can really let loose, I guess I am just not like that. I do do cardio DVDs, just not "dancing" type.
Have a great Wednesday and keep making those healthy choices. emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 9/18/2013 10:45AM

    Sounds like good news (except for the Zumba) I do think there are some good Zumba DVD's out there... perhaps if you put out a general inquiry a Sparkler can recommend one or two ???? Glad to hear you are progressing well. emoticon

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ERINLINDSAY83 9/18/2013 10:32AM

    Hope things all work out for you! I am sooooo awful at Zumba.... I bet people would pay to watch me do it!

Have a great day!

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Having faith

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I am waiting for the results of my heart monitor. I have faith that there is nothing wrong. Been feeling good and the hip/back is starting to really come around. Now to just get the spirit back to get the health on track. At night I tell myself I will get back to all the things I did before but then come the next day I just don't do it. Sometimes I think I wish that I hadn't done the surgery for I was so active and a go getter. I hope this spirit will soon come back.

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CLPURNELL 9/12/2013 9:37PM

    It will come back just focus on what you can do and do that as much as you can.

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NOCALORIES 9/12/2013 12:05AM

    Thank you for blogging and sharing yourself. With God all things are possible. You are His Loved child. Wake up with joy in your heart and spring in your step because you are alive and it is a new day.

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CARRENK 9/11/2013 5:38PM

    I think sometimes the mental recovery takes longer than the physical. It's OK to get back into things slowly. You'll find the motivation! emoticon

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AUNTB63 9/11/2013 12:32PM

    Your spirit will return, it's just lost in the shuffle of things that were going on. For right now you may not get back to your old self right away so start from where you are at. Wipe that slate clean and start with just a little exercise (or more depending upon how your condition is doing).....add a couple of more freggies to your diet....keep drinking that water. That's what I had to do when I was way out in left field....had to stop thinking about how well I was doing and just get my thoughts and actions back to basics. Only took a couple of weeks and I found I was adding more minutes to my exercise and liking (again) the healthier food options. I found it to be harder to restart than just starting SP, but I think that is because I had gotten so far and just let it get out of hand. YOU can do kind to yourself, smile in the mirror for who you are, not what you want to look like. It will all fall in place day at a time! Thanks for the scale goodie..... I'm still weighing myself twice a week and don't feel comfortable enough to stop tracking/weighing/measuring my food. Hope your day is a good deserve that!

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EWL978 9/11/2013 11:15AM

    Most people that I know that have "worn" the monitor get the results that everything is okay... I expect that you will get positive feedback.

Keep on keeping on and let me know how things are going..............

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No more pity party.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I have awaken this morning with an outlook of no more pity party. I have one more week of this monitor I have on but things have been going fine and I have only pushed the button twice. I agree that I think it was only my blood pressure causing my problem. Since taking only 1/2 a pill I have been feeling fine. The right hip/back acts up sometimes but that is to be expected. I have been getting out and walking in the early morning for at least a mile if not more. Now to just get the eating under control.

The last few days it has cooled down a lot and now almost need to wear sweaters, especially in the evening. The hay fever is also starting to act up. We had a great Labor Day weekend. Daughters was home from Wisconsin for a visit. Haven't seen them since April. We had a cookout at his side of the family, played games(beanbags & ladderball) and then sat around a bonefire in the evening before heading home. So nice to relax and caught up.

For those just starting school, have a good year. Our school has been going for two weeks and we had our first football game last Friday. Grandson doesn't play that, so just have to wait for the basketball season to start for him. But that doesn't stop us from going to the games since son coaches. We will be going out to Wisconsin the end of October for the grandsons play . I can ride but we have to stop off and on to stretch my hip out. Just means the ride will take longer. In a week , we will head up north to Milac Lake for a wedding and will see family on hubbys side that we haven't seen for awhile. Since it is a few hours away we will make it a 4 day event.

Well, now on to a positive attitude and work on getting what weight I have put back on plus more. It has just put me into the "sorry for me" mood and that has to stop. Hubby is an eater and just understand the struggle. He is a great guy and does alot of the house work around here and treats me like a queen. I couldn't ask for better, but doesn't help when it comes to the weight.

Happy to fall to all, and I will try to get on more and keep up with your daily routines. With Gods help we will all make improvements and move forward in our quest.

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CLPURNELL 9/4/2013 8:23PM

    Happy Fall!!! Have a great school year!!!

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AKATHLEEN54 9/3/2013 11:17AM

    Wow, you are still such a busy lady.... so many places to go.... so many people to see!! But that is great! Busy keeps us young and I would imagine also keeps us less focused on eating.
Glad your hip/back is getting better. You are very smart to take trips slow so you can stop and stretch more often. It sounds as though the issue with your fluttering will work out just fine.
Keep that positive attitude! Really.... men just don't get it and they don't even help themselves when it comes to weight loss for themselves never mind for us women. But it sounds like your husband is a gem and a keeper!! Those are few and far between. Stay strong and you will get back on track and you will lose the weight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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What next!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Was having dizzy spells so went to doctor. She reduced my blood pressure pill to half and that seems to have worked but with having some fluttering in my chest she decided to put me on a patch to monitor for 2 weeks. Precaution she says. I am sure it will come out ok. Just tired having problems. The weight is struggling but she said not to worry about it right now. Told hubby I am falling apart and it is time to trade me off. He laughed at that one.

No Labor day plans for the daughter is coming home for the weekend before their school starts up. Hope it cools down by then. Warnings out because of 90 to 100 degree weather. Sure glad we have air and I don't have to go in it this week. Worry about my son and the football practices they are having.

Celebrated the great grandsons birthday this last weekend. What fun.

All be safe in the heat or fires or floods.

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AKATHLEEN54 8/30/2013 12:41PM

    ARGH!! Always something!! Just a thought, but maybe because you are not in so much pain from your back your Bp is running lower now thus the dizzy spells. Hopefully, the fluttering is nothing, but best to be on the cautious side.
Enjoy your labor day holiday!! I'll be heading to Boston on Sunday to move my daughter into her apartment for school and am not looking forward to the heat and humidity. There's plenty of summer left, I just wish it wasn't so darn hot!!
Have fun and be safe!! emoticon

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CARRENK 8/27/2013 7:59PM

    Take care, and stay cool if you can!

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DEE1221 8/26/2013 7:05PM

    Hope they get your health issues straightened out. UGGH I don't do well in hot weather.

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