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Monday...new to-do lists...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Gotta get my room cleaned up...it has become problematic...

I have boxes all over the place and things spilling out onto the floor. Time to get rid of the stuff I am not using or at least store it away so I have some peace of mind when I walk in there.

I often think what a messy room my hubby has...but as they say "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Guess I need to get my act in order first.


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CATLADY52 6/20/2011 6:54PM

    Well said. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 6/20/2011 8:53AM

    I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who puts projects like that off. Thanks for sharing.

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BAKES3000 6/20/2011 7:35AM

    I have the same problems only it's my whole house. Arrrggghhhh....

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MSLZZY 6/20/2011 7:11AM

    I've got the same with the storeroom-got to clean it up! Have a great day!

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Sunday...and the 2-day weekend....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I work across the aisle from a guy who started working 4 days a week when he started collecting this social security check and he seems to really enjoy the 3 day weekends. It is something to strive for in 11 months.... I would think it would make life a little less stressful and if I were getting my social security check at that time I actually could "afford" to have the extra day off. I also would be able to keep my full benefits at work. I think this is going to be my goal and this will be my "carrot" to get myself through this next 11.3 months. (who said I was math impaired?)


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MSLZZY 6/19/2011 11:00PM

    Great goal! Hang in there! I am at least 8 years behind you LOL!

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MILLISMA 6/19/2011 9:04PM

    Good plan! There were times we worked 4 - 10 hour days and I loved the 3 days off.

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DR1939 6/19/2011 11:28AM

    Good idea.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/19/2011 10:05AM

    Sounds like a great plan. Making life less stressful is also a great goal that we could all strive for and enjoy!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/19/2011 9:47AM

    Sounds like a good plan!

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Reached 5% weight loss at WW today...moth balls & mice...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I lost 12 lb in 8 weeks which is great since I have been attempting this for the last 3 years and guess I needed some added incentive.

I love SparkPeople but I apparently need contact with a live group and also like the points system with WW better than keeping track of calories.

I have managed change a few of my habits of:
1. Not tracking (I am tracking more easily on WW web site).
2. Stopping for ice cream after work or when stressed out. (I now chose lower points items instead like yogurt and fresh fruit)
3.I am making more positive self talk than before and encouraging myself.

I still am active on Spark People but have given up tracking my food here. I do like the interaction with others on line and have made some nice friends here. I also still track my exercise here.

I think the information obtained through Spark People is excellent.

I am totally thrilled....about my weight loss.

What I am not thrilled about is my car situation. I paid $600 to have mouse damage to wires above the gas tank repaired (they had to remove the tank to get at the wires). The suggestion the mechanic had for making sure this does not happen again was to put mothballs around the car in the garage to keep the mice away.

One problem with the moth balls.... I have mild asthma and allergies and they have been triggered by the constant smell of moth balls in the car. I have been driving around with the windows open even when I want the air conditioner running...

Does anyone have a suggestion of how to keep the mice from crawling around underneath my car...something that doesn't smell so bad? emoticon

I did search on the internet and found that peppermint oil will deter mice and there are magnetic containers in which to put cotton soaked with it that can be put inside a car to keep the mice away. I am willing to try this but wonder if anyone has tried this with success? I really can't stand the moth ball smell.... emoticon

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MCGS62 6/21/2011 9:46AM

    con grats on the weight loss !! I noticed the change in your attitude a while ago but did not want to comment for fear of upsetting the apple cart. Now that you have noticed Great Job!!

and get rid of the mice leave juicy fruit gum a lot of it around the garage mice love it they feed it to their young but they can not digest it -- they become terminally not hungry.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/19/2011 10:00AM

    CONGRATULATIONS and WAY TO GO on your weight loss. You are doing a great job. Congratulations also on finding out what works for you and then doing it!!! WOOHOO and AWESOME!!!
My mom used some type of plug in rodent deterrent. It plugged into the outlet and I made some sort of vibration or noise that humans can't hear but it did keep the mice out of her house. I think she got them at Walmart or Agway. Hope that helps.

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MSLZZY 6/18/2011 10:44PM

    Congrats on the weight loss but no clue what to use instead of moth balls-sorry!

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PURPLE_ROSE_3 6/18/2011 10:02AM

    WooHoo! Congrats on the weight loss, that is amazing keep it up!

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Weight loss is showing...can button these slacks...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wow..haven't been able to button this pair of slacks for ages...onward and downward (goes the scale)....

I learned my lessons about weigh-ins on Saturday at WW...don't eat 4 cups of watermelon on Friday....

This week I expect I will officially be at my 5% loss from starting at the end of April.

I am very happy about this.... emoticon

P.S. I printed my weigh-ins on Spark since May of 2008 and it has been a gradual uphill climb from 199 to 252 until finally "getting serious" about losing weight again the end of April this year. I am now down to 233 and am excited about finally being on the right path.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/19/2011 9:54AM


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1MANKNEY 6/18/2011 7:26PM

    Buttoning your slacks is great progress. For me comfortable sitting is showing some progress. I haven't noticed a change on the scale, but I can sit in these jeans without being cut in two! Woo Hoo!
Good going! Soon you will be needing new clothes--Oh, so sad!!! Yippee!!! emoticon

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MILLISMA 6/18/2011 7:12PM

    Awesome, Teddy. You go girl!

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MEOWSNEWPAGE 6/17/2011 2:06PM

    All right !!!!! Gkad to see you are excited!!
and some of the med bills are being paid.
It is funny how everything happens all at once.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/16/2011 9:04AM

    Good job!!

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Finally a couple of health ins claims have been paid...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

There are about 20 to go, but at least I feel there is some progress. Instead of denying everything I noticed two of my denied claims have been paid (of course the smallest ones first).

All these problems with my health insurance occurred because I turned 65 the end of May and became eligible for Medicare on May 1st of this year and did not give the information regarding Medicare to the insurance company (though the hospital did receive this info and the clinics said they didn't need it). If they did send me a letter asking for this info I must have "filed it away" as when they asked me I did not even have my Medicare card or number yet.

But it does feel good to know that things will eventually be straightened out. It is very frustrating to get a dozen unpaid bills from caregivers that say I owe them so much money....

But with the payment of 2 of these bills, I am starting to believe all will be well soon. (I was told by the insurance company it could take 6 to 8 weeks to get all the denied bills paid..... emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/19/2011 9:53AM

    Hope everything is straightened out and your claims are all paid quickly.

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TWEETYKC00 6/15/2011 10:47AM

    it's amazing how slow things go with the paperwork and yet the bills pile in faster everyday! i hope things workout as fast as possible for you.

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TEDDYTEDDY 6/15/2011 10:18AM

    Thanks for your comments....it is gradually getting straightened out but one oustanding bill for $16,000+ is still in denial (for 24 hours in the hospital, not including consultations).... emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/15/2011 8:46AM

    Oh I feel your pain!!! Though I'm not on Medicare . . . yet! . . . I too have had insurance issues. **SIGH** If you don't read every single charge you ARE going to overpay!!!! It takes so much time, but it is so worth it to pay attention.

Since April there has been 3 surgeries in my household. Let me tell you, I should be on SOMEONE'S payroll with all the calls I've had to make to get things straightened. One "mistake" alone was for $5000!!! Yup, you read that right. Need I say, that charge was NOT in my favor. So, many happy phone calls later, it has been straightened out.

Hang in there!

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MAXIE56 6/15/2011 7:49AM

    I hope it works out for you soon

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DR1939 6/15/2011 7:43AM

    I feel your pain. We're on Medicare and a supplemental insurance and changed the supplemental in January. We've had an awful time getting some providers to submit to the correct policy. We call every month and they resubmit but to the wrong company.

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