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June 02

Sunday, June 02, 2013

I had great ideas in February but got sidetracked as usual by Tax Season. This year I worked full time for the School, part time for Tax Season & tried to maintain a Blog as well. Something had to give. I'm too old for all this! I admit I haven't been active in SP for a couple of months - just no time & today, I resigned from my Group as Leader. I admit I'm quite happy about that. I took over from someone who had no time left to give & the group just became too much - especially when one member was constantly adding new topics. It got to the point where I just deleted it all. I was getting buried under 100+ emails a day. And there was nothing I wanted to read. So, starting over one more time with a select group. And my little FitBit. I love the little thing. It really tells you how many steps, miles, calories you've gone. And it tells the time too. Walking is not good for me - I seem to have developed problems with my right leg after the bout of sciatica last year so I got a couple of Walking with Leslie CDs & will do a little every day. We'll see how it goes this time around.

  
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BMCOLLEY 6/12/2013 2:31PM

    Did you physician approve your walking exercises. Sometimes pain in the leg can mean something may need to be fixed. I think you are right that multi-tasking is too much epecially given your high blood pressure.



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USMAWIFE 6/2/2013 9:56PM

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MT-MOONCHASER 6/2/2013 9:38PM

    It's good to see you back.

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NASFKAB 6/2/2013 9:31PM

  all the best

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Almost the End of February!

Friday, February 22, 2013

It's been a busy month - getting back to work, catching up with the bookkeeping, getting the new year started for incoming students & students that have to finish. I'm used to being the 'fill-in' gal. Through no effort of my own, I've become the Office Manager! Ouch! Not a position I wanted, that's for sure. I only wanted to work a couple days a week but here I am working full time. For this year anyway. Since I'm about to be 62, I suppose I should relax & enjoy it for the next three years & slide into retirement. I can still do the books for a couple of small businesses to keep my hand in & continue with my Income Tax business every spring. I don't get really busy at work till the middle of April & by then the taxes will all be filed.

I've begun to think seriously about my diet. My ankles have been swollen all winter with is unusual for me. Either I have to increase my BP medications or adjust my diet & exercise programs. I gained weight being immobile with sciatica & it's really bothering me. Today, I pick up my new FITBIT which will record every step I take without a nasty armband that pinches & gives me blisters! I got the cheap one in hot pink that only records calories, steps & mileage for now. I wanted the one that you wear as a bracelet but I'm not sure my phone will work with it so for now, I got the cheap one. I need to know how many steps I take & I need that instant feed back. I'm also going to check out the DASH diet. I do eat a lot of fruit & veg but I've been buying takeout breakfasts & I need to stop. Back to oatmeal again. So, here I go once more - gadget in hand & following the rules for a change!!

  
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TXTOAD9970 2/22/2013 3:37PM

    Enjoy your fitbit. I love mine (I have the cheap one too). I find I take more steps when I wear it! Have a great weekend!
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LJOYCE55 2/22/2013 3:19PM

  Yeah, I love take breakfast as well. Not sure where you live, but Subway has a great selection of breakfast sandwiches that are under 350 calories with lots of veggies. Good luck with your job - it does not sound bad at all.

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Snuffling Right Along

Sunday, January 20, 2013

This damned virus won't let me be! I've been coughing since Christmas. It's a nice dry hack that doesn't seem to go away combined with a voice that comes & goes. Periodically it's combined with 10 minutes of sneezing & a couple of hours of blowing my nose. Twice now, it's also been accompanied by nausea or an aching stomach. You can't really medicate this thing. No point in going to the doctor because it's 'a Virus'. So I live by the cough drop, kleenex & gravol package. Besides that, all is more or less, well. I've gone back to work - I hate it!!! GRIN. But I've also gone back to Take Out in the morning. I get a free paper with my Mcmuffin & tea. Eating in the morning is not my thing - nauseates me. I get up at 7 & eat around 11. Can't help it. I'll have to take cereal & milk to work I guess . . . But I do take lunch. Salads, fruit, chicken. So I'm not altogether incorrigible.

  
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GZELLEFRO 1/20/2013 10:57PM

    It took me 2 1/2 weeks to get over the creeping crud! And it developed into bronchitis. You'll get better!

I used to get sick at breakfast too. I don't anymore, but you have to do what works for you. I sleep until ten or eleven every day so my meals are all skewed. I eat breakfast at lunch and lunch mid afternoon and dinner with my hubby at dinner time. If it works for you, great!

Have you tried something light like a banana for breakfast? Maybe that'd work.

Good luck. Hope you have a great day! God bless!

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How Time Flies

Monday, January 14, 2013

I can't believe it's almost two weeks since I made an entry here!! A lot has changed. My sciatic pain has stopped & I can walk normally again - well more or less. The muscles in my right leg are weak & I can't walk upstairs unless I can LEAN on something with my right side. I can bend over & put on my socks again!! And I can tie my shoes without problems. I can now twist to both sides & getting into & driving my car doesn't give me pain anymore!! Woo Hoo!! I can't believe how nice it is not to have constant pain. And now I have to strengthen my body to avoid that pain if I can in future.
I have tried my best to eliminate Take Out from my diet. Oh, I still eat the odd egg mcmuffin & coffee on my way to work but that's it. It isn't my daily diet & only used on mornings when I'm rushed or get called into work when I should be off. I eat a lot of Chinese style meals - but they're cooked at home with fresh vegetables. I don't eat much bread or pasta & have switched - grudgingly - to brown rice. Sigh. And Quinoa. And Spelt. Did you know you can cook Pot Barley like brown rice?? I like it better & it's a whole grain. Very nice under curried chicken & brussels sprouts!!!

  
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SIRIRADHA1 1/18/2013 10:57AM

    Barley, yummers!

Congratulations on the quick improvements! So glad you're not suffering with sciatica; I know how painful that can be!

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NASFKAB 1/17/2013 10:39AM

  try to avoid fast food

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DRPOOH63 1/14/2013 2:46PM

    Interesting about the barley - I was just reading that is a good food to add your list so good to know.

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NEPTUNE1939 1/14/2013 2:29PM

    When traveling I'll stop off at a McDinald's for a double cheese burger & coffee. for lunch. At 449 calories it holds me until dinner, I also enjoy an egg McMuffin on occassions, Earl emoticon

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2013 - here we go

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Another year, another blank slate. I'm sitting here at almost 3AM on the first day of a brand new year contemplating the options. Yeah, I went out & bought chips to snack on for New Year's but they're baked. I didn't bother with dip but did buy a couple of containers of grape tomatoes for my snack tray as well. I stir-fried baby bok choy with Chinese sausage for dinner & drank hot tea all evening. Not a bad start to a New Year all round. I could've done a whole lot worse. But, you know, my choices were pretty darned good & I intend to build on them for the coming year. More whole foods, more fresh foods less take out & drive thru. Not making promises or guarantees. Just want to stay mobile, healthy & interested in the world.

  
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MT-MOONCHASER 1/1/2013 12:02PM

    I wish for you a healthy and mobile year.

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