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a hop, skip and a jump, but mostly a walk....

Monday, July 16, 2012

The pulled muscle in my back kept me in bed longer this morning than I had planned, it really only seems to bother me when I am relaxed, laying down.
But, I made it to the track, twice today.
First I went for a 30 minute walk alone, around 930 am, it got hot too quick and I was sweating, sticky and steamy.
So, I came home, showered, and went back at 7pm, and walked with my friend for another 30 minutes.
So, I am getting in my cardio, and as soon as this muscle is fully healed, I am gonna get back into my weights and up my weight amount.
I plan on being back out on the track, if the rain holds out way early in the morning, no later than 7am!!!
I find that I actually am liking walking, even the blister on my foot hasnt been such a nuisance.
But, that said, I am still going to get a pedicure next week!!!
Stuck to food and water, and now if that stupid scale will just show that my efforts are paying off, cause it has shown me no love all week!
Hope everyone is having a good one.

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L80BIKER 7/17/2012 2:21PM

    So glad you are picking up the dumbbells! You certainly have the right attitude! I am hoping your optimism rubs off on me! BTW get the shoes you deserve it! emoticon

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/17/2012 11:29AM

    I think you're doing fabulous! Congratulations!

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FATHINSN 7/17/2012 1:28AM

    Must be nice to have those walks, lately it's haze or raining so the only long walks that I can do is 3-min between my car and workspace. But I'm more to jump rope so it's still ok for me to do workouts at home :D

It's funny that I've never seen anyone commenting on scales as their best friends or what a clever device (in loving tone, not sarcastic), hehe. Me, it depends on which scales - the office scale is stubborn, home scale is confused and the fitness store's scale is unreliable LOL

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word to your mother....

Friday, June 29, 2012

I dont have to tell anyone how hot it is. This is dangerous weather. Our local Judge has issued a burning ban, and no one should have to be told not to burn right now.
I was sitting on the porch earlier, and the wind was blowing thru the trees, but I couldnt even feel the wind or breeze on my skin.
Too hot to do much of anything but sit home and complain about the heat.

I have an awful lot to complain about today.
My ankles are swollen, so bad, when I took my socks off after about 2 hours, I had a huge indention where they had been.
My heart is racing again today. Dont know how much the heat factors in to that.
But for about 3 or 4 days now the palpatations have gotten more pronounced.
My hair is dry and looks like straw and the 30 bucks I spent on a hair straightener was a waste, because it seems to dry my hair even more.
I am so looking forward to rain.
If ever.

I have to go grocery shopping, emphasis on the words HAVE TO.....cause I sure dont want to.
I need something to rid my body of extra water, and nothing stimulating like coffee.....
I have decided to cut back on all of the caffeine until I see what is up with this racy racy heart....
PCOS!!! You will not get the best of me!!
Stay cool, eat right, lots of water, and watery fruits....stay in the house with the air cond, and check on the elderly, pets, etc.....
and I think the price of ice just doubled.

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CORTNEY-LEE 6/30/2012 2:46PM

    I use new Clear Care Shampoo and Conditioner... it is awesome! It will help that dry hair for sure!


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HONEYPOT319 6/30/2012 9:34AM

    Hi Val! I hope you are feeling better soon! Praying for what ails you. :)

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OBIESMOM2 6/29/2012 3:40PM

    emoticon emoticon
I've had that heart racing thing too. Never have figured out what causes it (I don't do caffeine).

Hope all is well for you.

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the good and the bad and the bad and the bad.....

Friday, June 22, 2012

I hadnt realized how long it had been since I blogged. Or really did much SP at all. Update on my friend, he was indicted this week, that was super fast, so they must think they have something on him.
All I know is, the man I know would have to have an awful good reason to do what he did. And until I hear it from him, I wont believe anything anyone tells me.
But, he is still in jail, bond is set way too high for anyone, and until next week when he goes before the judge there is no chance of getting it lowered.
Which a part of me is secretly glad, cause I would be too worried about his peace of mind and maybe his way of thinking would be what does he have to lose.
So, I havent been up to much this week. Staying home, waiting on Honey's unemployment check to arrive.
More bad news on the job front for our area, 750 coal workers were laid off by one company yesterday.
At least 200 of these are permanent job losses.
Altogether, my local tv station announced yesterday that since the beginning of the year, 1300 coal jobs have been lost or laid off.
The fear is beginning to grow in our hearts and our minds.
Men with new born babies, house payments, truck payments, school clothes to buy, etc, they are beginning to feel the pain of job loss.
But, the trickle down effect on our local economy will be the most disastourous of all.
When around 45 percent of your local workforce is someway coal related, and the coal mines are shut down, then other jobs go as well.
One friend who owns a tire store is beginning to feel the pinch, she had to lay off one employee herself this week because money isnt coming in for big coal truck and coal equipment orders.
Daycare workers report more children are being taken out of daycare, since one parent is out of a job, they have no need to put them in daycare.
The effects havent fully started to spread, but I look for it to by the time school goes back.
I have just been dealing with stress, back pain and all this added to it, worrying if hes gonna have a job to go back to.
I cant focus any of my energy on all this stuff with the doctor....I dont even know when the next apt is, I need to really get that worked out.
I am just gonna have to call and let them in on my decision to postpone anything that life changing until I have less stress to worry about.
The only good news to report is that it finally rained her last night, for the first time in awhile....our beans in our garden were really needing it and so was the grass and rivers....
Except the thunder and lightening sent my sons dog into nuclear meltdown and I woke up to find scratched up carpet in the spare bedroom where he sleeps.
I have bought some calming meds to give him, they are supposed to be all natural, but they dont seem to do too much....Guess this will mean a visit to the vet for something to take the edge off.
Hope all of you have a nice day.

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SETAGOAL1 6/23/2012 1:18PM

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!

Janet- emoticon

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RG_DFW 6/23/2012 7:28AM

    Stay with it no matter what

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CORTNEY-LEE 6/22/2012 7:42PM


Positive thoughts for you!

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CINDYSDAY 6/22/2012 4:23PM

    I pray that you have some blessings in your life!

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CHRISTINA791 6/22/2012 11:47AM

    So sorry to hear times are rough where you are. I agree - sometimes the best thing you can do is just talk it out when things are beyond your control.

Thinking of you emoticon

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KNEWMETODAY 6/22/2012 11:06AM

    What I hear is that you're here! No matter what goes on in our lives and no matter how easy is becomes to project into the future, we're HERE. There are some things that we just can't change because we, ultimately, have no control. Our bodies are out business and, in spite of all going on around us, excessive food does nothing but add to the stress and frustration.

You're doing well to "talk it out." This site is about solutions....

Have a great day!

Kathy emoticon

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fried chicken, cold beer and daydreamin'......

Monday, June 18, 2012

This is a do-over I forgot SP makes ya post the link----so, here we go again, have a nice day and enjoy your freedom......
Just a little pick me up for us hillbilly girls--------------

being from kentucky isnt exactly the south, but we are close enough to see it from here!
plenty of times i have spent on the river bed, drinking a cold beer with friends, missing my friend when i think of this time, cause i have a pic of the river where we hang out....hoping he gets to see that river again, swim and fish and hang out and feel the breeze of freedom on his face....he loves these songs...just being a good country boy, driving a pick up truck and driving thru the appalachian hills that surround us....

gonna try to enjoy this day, try to keep bad thoughts out of my mind, cleaning out closets and drawers, and bagging up some old clothes to take to goodwill or give away.
just remember, as the songs say.....
if you think freedom is free, think again!!
and get your toes in the water, ass in the sand, life is good today!!!


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update on my friend and other stuff

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Well as most of you know who have read my blog recently, I have been struggling with this surgery decision for awhile.
And had an apt yesterday with the surgeon, but she called to reschedule.
For the 29th. They had wanted to schedule me as early as July, the first week.
But I have been so stressed out, with indecison, inablility to stick to the food plan and all the stuff going on with my friend, that I know that isnt going to happen.
I am supposed to go to a support group on the 25th, going to seriously try to go.
I am hoping to speak to them, not only about my concerns, and putting the surgery off til a later date, but about my stress over other events in my life and see if the psychiatrist takes my insurance, if not, I will have to get an apt with a counselor and that might take a few weeks.
I just know that I am not ready, not even been thinking about the surgery at all.

My friend was charged with murder....even though his friend who was there when this took place, said he really thought the guy intended to kill him and thought he was armed. ((if u arent aware of this, please see my last blog))....

They didnt even set a bond, then he went before the judge and entered a not guilty plea and bond was set at half a million full cash.
The family has been calling leaving messages for him to call them, but he hasnt, they are always told hes sleeping.
Today they were able to visit him and the guards said they have been giving him meds to help him sleep cause he was having screaming nightmares about the man he shot.
He goes back before the judge this week and they will ask for bond reduction to a surety bond, or property bond, but I dont think the judge will give it.
I have never in my life been involved in anything like this.
I have known people who have gone to jail, a few to prison....but this man is one of my best friends.
Just days before this we had a conversation about how our crazy friendship began and how connected we are to each other.
He told me he loved me and that I had been there for him when no one else had.
We used to sit and listen to "Wish you were here" by Pink Floyd, he would play it for me on his guitar.
and every time we had a FB conversation or sent each other an email, we ended it with, wuwh.....
and now, I cant speak to him, to let him know I support him, I cant see him cause visits are limited and I dont want to take it from his mom or kids.
So, I am just so stressed.
and I know that I cant concentrate on anything as serious as surgery.
I am just lucky to concentrate on anything.

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FLY0NTHEWAL1 6/23/2012 10:52AM

    You know, I read the last blog back when you wrote it and it rested so heavily on my mind. I don't have any words of wisdom, just a sympathetic ear in all honesty. The whole thing is scary, from start to present (because there is no finish line yet). And since only a limited number of people "really" know what happened, well, no one really knows what happened. I hope your friend is ok, and I hope things work out as best they can considering the circumstances. Stay strong, be there for your friend. He will need you.

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NATNOEL 6/17/2012 11:16AM

    I am praying for your friend, I hope they will at least let you write to him. emoticon

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HONEYPOT319 6/17/2012 9:25AM

    I am praying for your friend. Please keep your chin up. I agree that the surgery should wait my sparky friend. You have too much on your plate right now. I hope that you can get in to see someone for counseling. It helps to talk to someone. Keeping you in my prayers.

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CORTNEY-LEE 6/17/2012 6:08AM

    I am so sorry you have to go through this. Thoughts are with you and your friend.

Much love

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