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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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********************* Sunshine***********************



*******************aka, JACEBEL*********************

Because her bright, sunny smile lights up her entire face and makes me happy!

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WAY2GOCAT 9/19/2014 3:09AM

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GLORY- 9/17/2014 12:55PM

    Its nice to have a good friend who helps brighten you day !!

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RHOOK20047 9/17/2014 10:49AM

    A smile can do so much! I consider it medicine from heaven! Have a great day!

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SURVIVOR61 9/17/2014 10:26AM

    Awesome friend!! emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/17/2014 10:06AM

    Hope you have a quite and peaceful day. You can do this.

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COASTAL6 9/17/2014 9:27AM

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Check-in Tues 9/16/14

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

(1) Doing good with the nutrition, Essentially staying away from sugar and no binges and staying mostly in SP calorie range! Need to stay BELOW calorie range at/or about 1000 calories/day considering my hypothyroidism! At this range, I can lose 1 lb a week!

(2) Traded black tea for green, and including that as water consumption. Still not drinking enough, though. Maybe 4 8-oz cups total. Need to increase decaf liquid consumption and decrease coffee consumption. I nap a lot and drink 1 -2 cups coffee each time I get up (@3). Combined with wake-up coffee of 2 cups, that's 5 12-oz cups coffee per day! TOO MUCH! But not nearly as much as I drank 2 years ago when I drank 144 oz coffee each day and night, or 12 12-oz cups! SO, I'M REAL HAPPY WITH MY PROGRESS OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS! emoticon Just needs more work! emoticon

(3) Not exercising enough! Choice workout is walking, but have had ingrown toenail for the last 6 months that really hurts walking, despite wearing 1 size too big sneakers! Princess managed to tear up my one pair of "Jesus" sandals (Dr Scholl's) that fit and allowed me to walk distances safely and comfortably! Was referred to the podiatrist (finally) by my PCP Monday and have an appointment Wednesday 9-17-2014.

(4) Mentally I'm doing well with my Bipolar Disorder, taking all meds as prescribed and keeping my moods, neutral. As long as I don't take in too much sugar, I'm also controlling my Anxiety Disorder and Intense Body Itching that comes as it's primary symptom.

(5) Emotionally, I'm not allowing my DH to push my buttons and remaining calm and "holler-free! Need to work on the occasional cuss-word and name-calling that escapes, He continues to play mind games such as hiding paid August bills until I paid the September bills. Then "magically", the August bills showed back up only for the September bills to disappear. I NEED TO FIND A BETTER HIDING PLACE FOR MY MONTHLY PAID BILLS FOLDERS! Of course he denies any involvement and blames it on me losing or misplacing them. I NO LONGER ACCEPT THAT I AM CRAZY, OR SUFFERING FROM EARLY ONSET DEMENTIA. Nor do I accuse him. I JUST QUIETLY BLAME HIM AND HIS GAME PLAYING AND KEEP IT IN MY HEART WITH GOD WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH JESUS says He is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIGHT! (jOHN 14:6) aND ALL EVIL THINGS DONE IN DARKNESS WILL COME TO THE LIGHT! (JOHN3:20 paraphrased)

(6) SPIRITUALLY, I'm doing well. A lot of iT is mixed with my emotional heath, as described above! I have to remember that my battle is with spiritual forces, not my husband, who is only used by them. My weapons of my warfare are not carnal, but mighty through GOD for the pulling down of strongholds! GOD has supplied me everything I need to overcome this battle with the devil - GOD's FULL ARMOR: TRUTH, the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, PREPARATION in the FULL GOSPEL OF PEACE, FAITH , SALVATION, THE WORD OF GOD, and PRAYER (2 COR 10:3, 4; EPH 6:10 - 18).

By the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, I'm preaching and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, proclaiming and witnessing about the LOVE, POWER, and GRACE OF the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and what GOD has done in my own personal life, and teaching the WORD OF GOD to those the HOLY SPIRIT points me to, obeying the commands of JESUS CHRIST to fulfill the Great Commission and make disciples in all the world!

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WAY2GOCAT 9/17/2014 5:33AM

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CRAMPERELLA 9/16/2014 4:54PM

    Sounds like you are doing great! You are a courageous woman!
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GLORY- 9/16/2014 11:40AM

    Sounds like you are trying to stay on the right path and have some good goals. emoticon

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FOXXTROT_LOUISE 9/16/2014 8:53AM

    It's nice to learn more about you and to see your progress in many different areas. Great blog!

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Check-in Sunday 9/7/2104

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Continuing to cut sugar out of my diet!

Including limiting fruits to 2 -3 a day eaten with protein. And limiting greek yogurt to 2 a day. Planning to cut out simple carbs like pancakes and corn tortillas, opting for whole grains like oatmeal and cheerios for b'fast, and brown rice and whole wheat pasta occasionally! Limiting potatoes to no more than 1 a day! Had 1/2 baked potato for dinner last night!

My anxiety and body itching are much better controlled as a result!

Drinking kool-ade and iced tea with equal in place of water. Just can't get enough water in! I'm drinking too much coffee, though, as I sleep a lot and have a 12 oz cup when I wake up. Want to cut down. Also want to replace black tea with grean or herbal this coming week.

Am going to start back walking this week with my husband as he's dragging me along Monday morning, just to get me out there again! I love walking in the park, but have forgotten how much. The first step is always the hardest and I have my DH to thank for that! He wants to start walking for his own health and wants to take me along for mine! THANK YOU DADDY!

Overall, my journey is in a good place! I continue to grow spiritually as well, feeding my spirit man daily with the WORD OF GOD I get on one of my teams "Keep Walking with JESUS" and the open and closed Christian teams I belong to on FACEBOOK.

Mentally, I continue my psychiatric medications daily, 4 times a day and am on a 6 month streak! I take care of our housework and my laundry, as well as house laundry and DH colors, especially his shirts with ring-around-the-collar! He loves how I clean his shirts! emoticon DH likes to do his own whites!

Emotionally, besides the stable emotions I get from the medications I take, hubby and I are doing well together; communicating more and better even and coming together a little closer physically. He's given me a little massage on my hand's pressure point for headaches and anxiety, given me "piojitos" (scalp scratching) and we even napped together yesterday!

YES, THINGS ARE LOOKING UP!
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WAY2GOCAT 9/10/2014 6:23AM

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CRAMPERELLA 9/7/2014 3:40PM

    A positive mindset will take you a long way! Congratulations!
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SINGINGLADY47 9/7/2014 2:05PM

    Are you diabetic? Before you limit your fruits read the nutritional information on Simple and Complex carbohydrates on Sparkpeople articles. Just a suggestion. God bless. Hugs, Judy.

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JENNEINAZ 9/7/2014 10:57AM

  Woohoo! I am glad things are looking up for you. All the best!

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COASTAL6 9/7/2014 8:58AM

    I'm so happy for you and hubby!
I'm also happy for you that your meds are working too!
I'm very blessed that my meds are working out for me, I have been taking them everyday for the past 10yrs.
Your a very speacil person, and I love having you as a friend!
Have a peaceful Sunday.
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MENNOLY 9/7/2014 8:43AM

    Glad things are looking up for you

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Short and Long Range Plans

Monday, August 04, 2014

Starting week 3 of the 10 minute Daily Exercise Challenge today! emoticon

Thinking I'll do the arm & shoulder emoticon video this week. Used to use 5 lb weights, but don't think I can manage that now. Going to WM today and will probably pick up a pair of 2 pounders! emoticon

Will have to see what I'd find fun! Not very fond of exercise. I do what I must!

Looked over list of fun ideas and 3 stuck out to me!

1) Walk & talk. This is fun! Have done @ twice before! Walk breezes by. Will call sis-in-law one morn this week @7 am while I'm walking in the park! It'll be @8 there. emoticon

2) I'm wearing my pedometer today and walking 1+ mile in the park early this morn and then going shopping in the big sores in Laredo today! Thinking I'll get over 5000 steps in and it'll be fun to see what I actually get by the end of the day!

3) Am planning to race emoticon against my past times in a SP 5K Virtual Race emoticon the first wk of May 2015! Need to equal to or less than 58 minutes! emoticon

  
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CANDOIT54 8/10/2014 1:00PM

    Good goals. How are you doing on the 10 minute challenge? Walking and talking does make a walk easier. Good luck to you and never give up.

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WAY2GOCAT 8/7/2014 8:29AM

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GLORY- 8/5/2014 10:26PM

    Its great you are getting out being active! One thing I heard and also works for me is using an ipod or mp3 player if I am outside or upbeat music at home on the computer or radio! It really makes it more enjoyable and i walk more or faster sometimes.

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SWEETNEEY 8/4/2014 12:58PM

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JENNEINAZ 8/4/2014 12:15PM

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/4/2014 11:22AM

    Good goals, walking and talking sounds like a fun way to get your walk in. I find walking in Walmart gets the steps in but my back sure acts up walking that long. That is why I do several short walks a day. My back just doesn't hold up during long walks. Hugs and have a great day.

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This Is All New To Me

Friday, August 01, 2014

Walked 1+ mile Saturday and SCRUBBED the house from top to bottom! It took me 9 hours! emoticon I also did a load of laundry, sheets and pillowcases, and hung on the line! I've been walking every morning this week (except Sunday and today) and keeping the house clean and picked up! I've kept moving! emoticon And I sparked a lot, of course! emoticon Boy is it hard taking care of a new big puppy! I'm POOPED!!!

TIME FOR A REST DAY!!! emoticon Or maybe 2! emoticon



DON'T FORGET TO TAKE A REST TOO ONCE IN A WHILE! It'll do your mind and body good! emoticon

Keep working hard toward your goals! emoticon
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WAY2GOCAT 8/4/2014 5:20AM

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JENNEINAZ 8/2/2014 12:12PM

  Rest days are important. So is time to reflect on where you are going. Good for you!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 8/1/2014 10:12PM

    You have been busy. I agree it is time for a day of rest. Hugs

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DAISYBELLEKIA 8/1/2014 10:03PM

    Wow! You've been busy! I am tired just reading all of that :P

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GLORY- 8/1/2014 7:20PM

    Good job! You're accomplishing alot emoticon

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MISSLORI5 8/1/2014 4:03PM

    Isn't it amazing that when we do, we want to do more?!! I'm so glad you have found your mojo!! Keep it up, girl and don't feel guilty about those rest days-at our age, our body needs to refresh more often, and we do it a great favor to listen to it. Good luck in your endeavors, and may this summer be a great personal as well as physical improvement time for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSLORI5 8/1/2014 4:02PM

    Isn't it amazing that when we do, we want to do more?!! I'm so glad you have found your mojo!! Keep it up, girl and don't feel guilty about those rest days-at our age, our body needs to refresh more often, and we do it a great favor to listen to it. Good luck in your endeavors, and may this summer be a great personal as well as physical improvement time for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COMPCHIC52 8/1/2014 3:08PM

    Rest days are ok too. you don't want to over do because you want to make sure you can keep on doing. on rest days be sure to watch your calorie intake. whooo hooo good job though on everything. emoticon emoticon . emoticon

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