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Finally Seeing Some Success

Sunday, August 14, 2011

We drove in a parade yesterday! Weather was gorgeous. Then in the afternoon went on a mystery drive to Clifton Mill and had dinner. What gorgeous weather.

Mom's been puny soo took over some fresh green beans and new potatos I fixed yesterday. She worried me most of the we went over after we came home from dinner and she looked so much better and said she had eaten some of the green beans and potatos. She sits and stews about her health and is alone in a dark house and won't get out much. Just gets herself down and we have to get her back up. Been a few things that upset her recently...minister resigning, UTI and finally it clicked in that she has early Alzheimers etc. Change really upsets her and throws her off. I accidently left info from Pharamacy with the meds and now she thinks she has every side effect from the antibiotics.

I am excited...I am finally making progress. Been on here 3 years or so. Exercise is a part of my life, water is my main beverage and pop is very limited. Making healthier choices but weight didn't seem to come off. Tried tracking food a time or two but didn't keep at it or see much success (didn't do it very long) As the scale slowly was climbing nearer and nearer 200...I thought...this has got to stop. So joined a spring spark challenge and did so-so but started tracking better. Then joined a summer challenge and things finally started to click. Even eating out some and able to stay withing daily limits. Have lost about 5 pounds now...can't believe it. It's been a long haul...but counting and writing them down really is starting to work for me. There have been days where I have gone over too! We see where this journey takes me...I read over and over people's success is tracking...and it seems like that is a good key for me too! Inside I feel so tickled...I can't believe it really works. I am not starving and seem satisfied too!

Off to make it a great day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/15/2011 3:46PM

    emoticon on making progress!!! 5 pounds is AWESOME!!! Have a super week!!!

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JULIEANNCAN 8/14/2011 2:42PM

    emoticon Way to go on making progress! That's wonderful! :) I know that some people don't like tracking their food, but I really feel like if I didn't, I would just make too many "special exceptions." Losing 5 pounds is awesome! emoticon

I hope you had fun at the parade and will have fun at the mall. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! emoticon

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Fabulous Friday

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mom under weather. Dr couldn't see her so called in a prescription for her. Hopefully that will get her on the mend.

Went to watch Thursday Night Lights that my son's company sponsors. Had record attendance over 2000 people. They have a drag strip where people can race each other. It was interesting! Lots of neat cars. Not where I want to spend every Thursday night but neat to see what my son does on Thursday nights. He runs one of the booths there. Hubby even saw someone from a company he works with. Hubby loves anything to do with racing. He enjoyed it. It was a change of pace.

Off to make it a great day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/14/2011 5:26AM

    Glad you got to watch Thursday Night Lights and spend some time with your son. Hope you are having a super weekend!!

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ANATASHIKI 8/13/2011 12:00PM

    sounds very interesting and exciting!

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JULIEANNCAN 8/13/2011 5:52AM

    I'm glad you got to spend time with your son. I hope your mom feels better soon. Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon

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EDITOR 8/12/2011 6:14AM

    Boy that sounded like fun and something different to do.

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Terrific Thursday

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eye appointment went ok. Mom came out of the house mad and cussing and I thought Oh boy here we go. She was upset cause she couldn't get the TV to work. That is her whole life. After eye appointment which went better than I had anticipated, I was able to get TV to work which is a miracle as I am electronically deficient and had messed ours up that morning. Why can't a TV just turn on now-a days? Then she messed it up late in the afternoon and hubby and I went over last night. Discovered she's been using a cream Dr prescribed every day and internaly instead of once a week. She is starting to have more problems with directions. It was 7 pm and she still hadn't eaten dinner so we got her something to eat. She is on a real roll right now feeling sorry for herself. She knows she's been taking a memory pill but suddenly sunk in that she has Alzheimers. So calling Dr today and seeing when I can get her back in. Hubby traveling out of town for work right now so I'm left taking her to Dr appointments.

PG co-worker is to be back at work. They can't find out what is making her face numb and it's nothing they can find with the baby or a stroke or anything so she is to go back to life as normal for now.

After work heading to Cincinnati to visit son tonight. Each week his company sponsors a big car show/race deal and we are finally going to go to one. Not looking foward to the late night...but looking forward to seeing what they are like.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/14/2011 5:24AM

    Hope you enjoyed the car show!!!

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JULIEANNCAN 8/12/2011 2:09AM

    I hope you had a good time with your son! :)

Dealing with memory problems can be brutal. You've probably already thought of this, but having a checklist or a calendar with lists of what needs to be done when could be helpful.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! emoticon

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    Hiya Kathleen, thinking of you...wishing you well...and hoping your keeping your sanity.... hugssss

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SUZIEQS65 8/11/2011 6:51AM

    Good luck! Enjoy the car show - they can be visually stunning...*S*

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Taking Mom to eye Dr this AM. Not looking forward to it but we will get through it. Hubby leaves for out of town this AM. Mom is always difficult with Dr's. She is just an extra grace required person. She is a hypocondriac. Afraid when something is really wrong no one will belive her. She sits and thinks about every little thing and thinks she's dying. I pray I continue to have friends and things to do so I don't stew on my health. My best friend's mom is older and so much more active. She can out-work me any day. Her mind is always going and finding new crafts to try or flowers to plant or something new to sew or cook. She is fun to be around. She's like a little bee...zoom zoom.

PG Co-worker was in hospital yesterday as face was getting number. Boss thinks she's about done working for now. I'm thinking so too! It will be busy but nicer with other co-worker and I. We won't have all the moodiness to put up with. She and I can work as a team.

Trying to remember they are both in my life for a reason--to grow me and mold me. So I will try to let God mold me during this process to become more like Him treating them with dignity and respect.

Off to make it a great day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/11/2011 4:57PM

    Praying for your co-worker. Not sure why her face would be going numb...
So glad that you are able to help your mom when she needs it. You are doing a great job!! May God continue to be with you and work in your life!!
Blessings and hugs,

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JULIEANNCAN 8/10/2011 7:19PM

    I hope the eye appointment wasn't too bad and that your Wednesday went okay. emoticon

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Terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

PG Co-worker had to leave at 10:15 yesterday side of her face going numb. Don't expect she'll be around much longer. Due in 4 weeks. Wondering what it will be like when she is off for awhile. Hopefully the atmosphere will change to a positive one.

Morning Staff Meeting at Holiday Inn. Need to plan for what to eat there this AM

Off to make it a great day!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/11/2011 4:54PM

    Sure hope you had a great day!!! Hope everything is ok with your co-worker. Co-worker will definitely take her attitude with her while she is off. Positivity is a great situation to look forward to.

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JULIEANNCAN 8/9/2011 2:12PM

    I hope you had a great day! emoticon

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