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I reached 25,000 points and Level 14 this morning...

Friday, March 04, 2011

Only needed 2 points when I noticed and that was easy....tracked 2 of my vitamins....

Can't believe I have been with Sparkpeople for 3-1/2 years.

Unfortunately, I weigh more than when I started. I have had several surgeries (2 total knees and others)....

I have not lost weight due to excuses. Today I have to quit making excuses for....

1. Exercising every day. (need to do those knee exercises daily, and make a plan).
2. Track my food...seem to do pretty well with breakfast and sometimes lunch but fizzle out for dinner and evening.
3. Get minimum of 8 hour of sleep. I actually feel best with 9 hours.

I need to concentrate on the rewards:
1. Being able to wear size 16, then 14 size clothes. (At this point I struggle with my clothes as most of the things in my closet don't fit.)
2. Feeling healthier and being able to walk and go up and down stairs without pain. (There have been a few days when I have used my walker due to pain and weakness.)
3. Feeling more alert and happier, less aware of negatives.
4. Being a motivator for others on SparkPeople.

Hope everyone has a great day!!!

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BETTERME55 3/5/2011 11:08AM

    Keep at it...you are doing great!

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FRAN0426 3/4/2011 12:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon-much success on your recommitment

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MARTHASPARKS 3/4/2011 12:16PM

    Life really is the journey and not the destination! You'll reach any goal that you set as long as you make sure that you know that making a mistake isn't an excuse to quit but a motivator to do the next thing right - according to your plan. Congrats on the milestone. emoticon These are for your amusing blog about weiners...

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KASEYCOFF 3/4/2011 9:41AM

    Congrats on the new level - and you can get to your goal IF you choose to!

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MSLZZY 3/4/2011 7:19AM

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FITMARY 3/4/2011 6:48AM

    Congrats on your milestone! And good for you for re-committing!

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My 1st disappointment with Clear internet service...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Apparently there are certain windows programs that do not work well with Clear internet service and I have one of them it is Windows XP Version 5.1 Pack 3.... It could be all the windows XPs but I don't know for sure. I spent almost an hour on the phone with the technician and finally he said the only way my laptap could connect to the wifi was to do it without security (which would mean anyone could hook up to my wifi.... which is totally unacceptable. For now, I have to buy a looooong cord and connect my laptap directly to the modem and run it from my office to my favorite easy chair (if that is where I want to surf the net). This morning I am just sitting in my office using my laptop.

I hope there are not further disappointments with my new internet carrier. I am writing this in case anyone else has Windows XT and they are thinking of changing to Clear internet service.


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MILLISMA 3/6/2011 8:44PM

    Hope you get everything resolved.

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RURAL3 3/5/2011 9:25AM

    thanks for the warning. They are a new carrier in our area.

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BRAVEONE92 3/5/2011 12:53AM

    My DH has a desk top computer, I have a laptop in the same room.
We bought a router (wireless) at Walmart. They will explain to you
how it works. If you have someone who is good with computers
in your family, or a neighbor/friend, I am sure that they could
get it working for you. It is not necessary to have a long cord.
HOWEVER, you have to put down a SEPARATE antivirus for
your laptop. We both have Norton antivirus that we bought
at Staples. DH has had his for a few months. I bought mine
when McAfee expired a few weeks ago.

Best wishes. Hope this helps!!!!

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MCGS62 3/3/2011 10:20PM

    That doesn't sound right to me. Can your laptop connect at starbucks or panera bread or subway where they have open acess?

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MARITAK 3/3/2011 7:42AM

  Have you considered Qwest DSL for internet? They also provide phone service. My experience is that they are cheaper than cable providers and their service is more reliable too.

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Have you ever fallen between the cracks?

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Hope my sleep deficit is made up...I have been dragging around like a zombie lately. Had breakfast and am thinking about getting on the recumbent bike to loosen up as I have not been to the gym since last Thursday. Hope to make it there today (Wednesday). Gotta get in 12 visits this month and will get not only the $40 reward from Health Partners (me and hubby), but also will get $200 for doing that three months in a row. Whatadeal!!!!

I did not get lost going to work yesterday.

This morning because I forgot to put on my sleep mask to cover my eyes under my CPAP mask, I have some strange alien-llike marks on the top of my nose between my eyebrows. Hope that goes away before I go to work!!!

I read the results of the MRCP I had last Friday and the tumor (or cyst) on the pancreas increased a small amount from 9 mm to 11 mm (1.1 cm)). The doctor will let me know whether he wants to do a biopsy or whatever next week. Hopefully I won't "fall between the cracks" as he said the first time I had a test with him and he forgot to call me with results.


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BARBGEO 3/3/2011 3:36PM

    Good Luck! I fall through the cracks all the time and then want to push those people through with me! emoticon

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MCGS62 3/2/2011 8:17PM

    Make sure you remind the doctor-- call him ,, I had a lot of between the crack remarks but I didn't want smacked that hard!

Hey there are no alien emotions either.

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CATLADY52 3/2/2011 6:12PM

    Hopefully he will phone. emoticon

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    Glad you called the secretary. You are your best advocate. If you are not contacted about an issue, never hesitate to call a health care provider. Everyone knew my daughter was supposed to go in Monday to be induced except my daughter!!

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JIBBIE49 3/2/2011 12:59PM

    emoticonMy son had Testicular Cancer two years ago & had surgery and 4 rounds of chemotherapy. We have had to make SURE he gets seen and his tests are followed, so I certainly know what you are talking about. Remember THE SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE.

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GRAMMACATHY 3/2/2011 12:39PM

    Glad you called the secretary. We have to be proactive with our health.

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TEDDYTEDDY 3/2/2011 12:32PM

    P.S. I already called and talked to his secretary.

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MSLZZY 3/2/2011 10:22AM

    They might have to red flag your file so they remember. Take care today! HUGS!

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CHALLENGER15 3/2/2011 8:28AM

    Isn't that irritating when you have to make the call? With a DD and SIL in the health care field, I am a little more sympathetic after hearing about the volume of cases, etc. Still...

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FITMARY 3/2/2011 7:54AM

    Oh, dear! Make sure you call him if you don't hear. I think that's the only way to make sure! Good luck!

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Have you heard of Clear? It is a new internet service I am changing to.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Today I plan to leave 15 minutes early just in case I miss my exit going to work again....I hope that doesn't happen.

I did get to bed by 9 so I got 8 hours of sleep and seemed to rest quite well, so I am feeling less frazzled than yesterday.

I still need to talk to my new internet provider to hook up my older laptap and I also need to cle1an my office and set up my new computer. (I think I will start with the internet hookup first.

I finally changed internet provider and phone as I could only get an "introductory price" from Comcast. I changed to a service called Clear which uses microwave towers (like cell phones) and the wireless connection is built into the receiver and does not require any programming or disc to be installed in my desktop computer (yeah!!!).... Also, I get internet and phone service for a total of $65 including all taxes and fees and includes free long distance in the US. Their website is clear.com if you are interested. I even got my favorite email address which is teddyteddy@clear.net I am so happy..... emoticon

P.S. I had been paying $65 for just the internet service and another $27 for a Vonage phone.

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GRAMMACATHY 3/2/2011 12:43PM

    My neighbor uses microwave internet. I seems pretty much like any other. The service is decent and the speed is good.

You did a great job with your budget. I bundle with quest and save about $40. a month on phone, cell phone, internet and Direct TV. Although I want to dump the TV and just use internet TV. I think I need a different cable to hook the computer to the TV. Need to check around.

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/1/2011 11:10PM

    I've never heard of Clear but it sure sounds like a good deal.

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MCGS62 3/1/2011 3:11PM

    Good for You ! I hope these new providers work out well.

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MSLZZY 3/1/2011 7:52AM

    Woohoo-new computer and saving money on services! Clear is a new one to me.

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DIANNAJG 3/1/2011 6:58AM

    Looks like something I could afford. I am using wifi hot spots now.

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I got lost on the way to work....

Monday, February 28, 2011

I missed my usual exit and had to drive an extra 10 miles so I was late to work. I had forgotten to take my morning dose of Mestinon for my eye muscles and guess that might be the reason I missed the exit. I don't remember even seeing the sign for the exit and before I knew it I was past the exit. It was somewhat embarrassing to tell my boss why I was late for work.


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SCRAPLYN 3/1/2011 12:19AM

    I've done that before. It is kind of embarrassing to be late for work for that, especially if you've worked at that job and traveled the same road for years! Sometimes I would get to enjoying the drive so much I guess I'd forget I had a destination!

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MSLZZY 2/28/2011 11:52PM

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MCGS62 2/28/2011 9:37PM

    That's funny!

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