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Oh My, I'm Back!

Monday, December 29, 2008

So, I changed my plan a bit, and I decided to completely take off from sparking for about 10 days. I feel really good about the decision despite having gained some weight. I get waaaay too obsessed with calories, exercise, food, etc. when I am afraid I've messed everything up. So, I gave myself a break. I enjoyed my time off. And now I am back and raring to go.

I got a pedometer, a Wii, and a Wii fit for Christmas. I have never been so excited to exercise. The kids and I all bowled today, and I impressed them with my professional hula-hooping and my yoga master status. We are going to head outside in a few minutes so I can get some walking time in. (It's obnoxiously warm here).

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas. Oh, and ps. woodie is doing okay. Still working on getting rid of the pneumonia.

  
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TIMEFORVACATION 12/30/2008 12:34PM

    WOW you got a Wii...I'm so jealous. I'm happy to see you back on spark people. Missed you around here.

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RUTHIEBEAR 12/30/2008 10:11AM

    I am envious of the Wii and Wii fit! Keep up the good exercise!
Ruthie

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SPARKLE72023 12/29/2008 6:49PM

    Lucky you getting the Wii & the Wii Fit !!!
I hear from other SparkPeople that it's great.
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Doing the Snow Boogie!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I can not believe my eyes right now. There is actual accumulating snow here in Cincinnati! The kids are getting off early from school and I will have to meet them at the bus stop. (several blocks away) Guess we're having a late nap day.

Yeah! I love snow!

  
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RUTHIEBEAR 12/18/2008 7:49AM

    Here in NJ we had a dusting of snow and ice pellets. Not nice. Enjoy it while you can!
Ruthie

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A bit off track myself, but Woodie's better

Monday, December 15, 2008

Woodie is eating and I can no longer hear him breathing all the time. I think the antibiotic is kicking in. Thanks for all the support and loving thoughts!

I, myself, got seriously off track this weekend and have not gotten on the bad wagon today. I HAVE TO EXERCISE! Grrr.... I just have been coming up with excuses today. I'm tired, I'll do it later, I started my period, I walked yesterday, I don't feel like it, etc.

You know what? I don't feel like gaining back my weight. I don't feel like stepping on the scale and seeing it going in the wrong direction. I don't feel like telling people that I gave up. I think I'm starting to feel like exercising. Gotta go......

  
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CJW359 12/16/2008 10:46PM

    I am soooo happy to hear that your kitty is doing better. He has really been on my mind lately.

You are in a better mind set than me. So far I have not been able to get back to exercising. I'm not worried though, I will get back on track after Christmas.

God Bless.

Cindy

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RUTHIEBEAR 12/16/2008 9:33AM

    I am soooo happy Woodie is finally doing better. WHenever I lack motivation I remind myself how hard it was to lose the weight I already have and then I ask do I really want to have to lose those same pounds AGAIN???? That usually gets me in gear.
Ruthie

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TIMEFORVACATION 12/16/2008 8:40AM

    You have lost 15 pounds which is so amazing. I've never even lost one....ever. You will feel so much better when you get your exercising done. Have the kids do an exercise video with you. Make it PE class. You look so good...keep going.

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CRITTERMAMA912 12/15/2008 10:09PM

  emoticon for Woodie! And emoticon for you to don't let anything throw you out of the race. You are still in it to win it!
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SPARKLE72023 12/15/2008 5:07PM

    Yeah Woodie!! So happy you're recovering your precious health.

Hey, Woodie's Mama - - you're right, it's not time to give up the weight loosing streak. You were bogged down with lots of stress but now it seems that Woodie's 'out of the woods' so-to-speak & you can relax & take care of yourself.
We're 100% behind you & support your strong will power.

Your blog ending was so cute!

- Margrit -

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Woodie's at home-but not out of the woods

Saturday, December 13, 2008

We picked up Woodie from the vet this morning. We have to give him 2 antibiotics once a day, keep him calm, pat his chest to break up congestion, put him in the bathroom with us when we shower, and feed him small meals 3x per day of smelly food. If he doesn't get better-we will have to put him down. I really hope he pulls through and that this is the last drama I have from any of my cats!

I suppose this has prepared me for the inevitable. My daughter and I am discussed what it would be like to have to put him (or our other cat) down. We have talked about suffering and trauma and how much a cat can take. I think it opened a door of communication for us, and that was a blessing.

Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.

  
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SPARKLE72023 12/13/2008 5:04PM

    Oh Woodie, you're back home with your loving family!
I bet that's gonna really perk up your spirits, and hopefully, accelerate your healing process.
We're praying for you Woodie.
Give your Mom & Sister a nice kitty kiss for us.

- Margrit -

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SMILINGEYES2 12/13/2008 2:10PM

    I pray that your beloved pet does recover. Having to recently make that tough choice with our dog. My husband and son as well as myself were present and were petting Foxy. It was a very quiet peaceful passing and she was no longer in pain. I do hope that your pet recovers and this is not necessary. If however, it is time, I am sure that your pet will appreciate your loving care these years that you had together. God bless you and the family. Linda

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CJW359 12/13/2008 12:39PM

    Prayers are going up right now. I'm sure that with your loving touch he will improve.

God Bless

Cindy


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Update on my cat

Friday, December 12, 2008

He is still not doing as well as expected, but I am going to try to think positively and hope that he starts responding to the antibiotics soon. Perhaps he just needs a little more time, a little more antibiotic (I think they are going to put him on two different kinds), and a little bit of steroids (going to check if they have him on any now). He is still at the vet and I will be picking him up tomorrow. He does not have feline leukemia or aids. This is an emotional roller coaster. If he doesn't start responding soon, we will have to put him down. I don't want him to suffer unnecessarily. Please keep praying for us. I know we have felt better knowing you are ( I talked it all over with my daughter and we are thinking positively but preparing for the worst). Thanks, Jenn

  
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TIMEFORVACATION 12/13/2008 10:07AM

    How's Woodie doing today? I've been thinking of you all day. Call if you need to talk.

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CRITTERMAMA912 12/12/2008 10:40PM

  All my prayers are with you and your family - human and animal.

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SPARKLE72023 12/12/2008 6:33PM

    Dear Jenn . . . . my heart & prayers go out to you & to Kitty. Which kitty is the sick one?
I pray that he will not be suffering and that the Vet will be inspired as to the right course of treatment for him.

Sending you hugs & lots of emotional support.
Our pets have such a special place in our hearts & family lives.
Please keep us posted.
- Margrit -
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SIMPLEABUNDANCE 12/12/2008 4:21PM

    Sounds like you're doing everything you can, both for kitty and for yourselves. I'll say a prayer for you.

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