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7th Jan 2012

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Back still has niggles in it but it is a lot better than it was. I am happy about that because before my back would not have improved without seeing a chiropractor. So there has been a marked improvement. 12 months ago I needed 10 visits to a chiropractor and it was still sorer than it is now.

I received some very sad news last night, my ex-husband, father to my son was found dead in his house. My son had to identify his father. No suspicious
circumstances. He was only 59 years of age. Have been waiting around most of the day to hear from the police. So today has been a real downer of a day. So far holding up, have wanted to emotionally eat but so far have resisted temptation. So I am pleased about that.

My back ground picture is of the Water tower in my home town, I have tried to walk up it I get to half way but can't make it too the top. I don't like heights and also after half way the stairs get very deep and I can see to much.

  
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TAMI1691 1/16/2012 6:11PM

    ((((((hugs)))))))) for you

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CHINAGAL 1/8/2012 8:36AM

    So sorry to hear about your ex. When things like this happen it affects us deeply because it hurts us to see our children hurting and we go into MOM mode! Several years ago my ex was attacked and robbed. He sustained a horrific head injury but eventually recovered. I remember what it was like to know that my children were going through such an ordeal. However, we lived almost 1,000 miles apart, so I wasn't close by to support them. I know that you are a pillar of strength for your son.
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OPALMOON 1/8/2012 12:09AM

    So sorry to hear this sad news Wendy - thinking of you.

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HANNAH_CALM 1/7/2012 9:11PM

    I'm glad your back is doing so much better. I hope it continues to improve! Maybe it still would like to see a chiropracter. It sounds painful. The water tower looks really cute. I'm wondering what part of the country you're in, nothing looks like that where I'm from. I'm in Oregon. It looks really pretty there!

I'm so sorry about your ex-husband dying. It sounds like you were still friends, or you might have liked to have been. He died too young. One of my grandfathers died when he was only about 33. He wasn't feeling well, so he went to the doctor, and he died there in the waiting room. Take care of yourself. Try to think of what you need to do to be well and relaxed right now. I hear it helps to go to sleep a little early for a while, during the mourning period.

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RUFFESS47 1/7/2012 6:54PM

    Wendy you will get over this
Most of us have been through it, it is not nice.
I am sure you will be strong for your children.

keep talking to us it will help

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WENDYJM4 1/7/2012 6:44PM

    thank you for all your support on my bad news. It is very much appreciated and needed. It is going to be a very stressful time for a little while. So many emotions are running through me. Holding strong at the moment.
thank you, one and all

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CBEVNOW 1/7/2012 4:13PM

    Sorry about your ex, passing away. I was going to tell you i loved your picture. I am like you i dont like heights like that. Good luck on your walking. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/7/2012 1:56PM

    Sad news indeed. emoticon

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LINTPICKER 1/7/2012 1:44PM

    Sorry to hear the news, as you can tell there are many here that care.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/7/2012 12:12PM

    So very sorry to hear of the ex's passing. Very difficult news indeed. My thoughts are with you and your son.

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GENEALOGYGAL 1/7/2012 11:43AM

    So sorry about the sad times. Iwill be thinking of you. emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 1/7/2012 11:31AM

    emoticonWendy thinking of you - keeping you in my prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your back feels better soon.
Jean

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CTEMPLE 1/7/2012 5:36AM

    Very sad news, such a lonely end to a life.


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FITTAN1 1/7/2012 5:31AM

    I am here if needed Wendy. It has been a terrible shock to us all :(

Life is like a roller coaster ride sometimes with lots of ups and downs, and round and rounds, so hang in there dear friend...

Good to hear you are holding up okay for now, I guess this will be a test for emotional eating, so well done for resisting. Try to keep busy :)

Hope your back improves for you, oh and that water tower, we will get you to the top one day :)

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/7/2012 5:22AM

    (((hugs))) dear lady. what a shocker. my kids were notified their dad, my x, had hours to live. what a strange feeling came over me. what alot of emotions you must be feeling.

i'm here if you want to chat.

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SUSIEPH1 1/7/2012 4:13AM

    Hi Wendy !!
So sorry to hear such sad news !
Must have been such a dreadful shock to you and your son!
Remember love we are all here for you ...
I have actually been up that water tower .. way back in the 1980s .
Lovely view from the top !!
Hugs and Love my friend.
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EOWYN2424 1/7/2012 4:10AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your ex-husband. I will pray for him and you, and your son!

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4th Jan

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

My back has improve, still has a niggle in it but so much better than yesterday.
I have completed quite a bit of walking and chair marching today, still trying to walk it out. I am going to try some gentle stretches after to see if this helps. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to start doing more.
Thank you for all your comments, support, encouragement and help on my last
blog, I am not going to let this beat me.

  
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SM-ARTGIRL 1/6/2012 11:50PM

    Wish you a speedy recovery!

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CHINAGAL 1/5/2012 9:54AM

    You are a trooper and nothing can defeat you!
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FITTAN1 1/5/2012 1:28AM

    Take it easy Wendy, it wont take long until your back will be better and you are back at it again. Just exercise the bits that you can, gently does it emoticon

Oh and I love the water tower background too!

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CBEVNOW 1/4/2012 4:33PM

    Remember to go easy, dont get in a hurry, we want you well. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/4/2012 1:38PM

    Gently does it, remember you are here for the long haul.

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LIFE-FAITH 1/4/2012 11:26AM

    emoticon take care of yourself Wendy.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/4/2012 10:52AM

    Glad your back is improving. Take care, mhy dear.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/4/2012 10:46AM

    I'm glad you are feeling a little better today, Wendy. Take it slow at first. Hope the stretching helps emoticon

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OPALMOON 1/4/2012 8:43AM

    Glad you felt better today Wendy!

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    emoticonbut don't try to over do it emoticon

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RDY4THIN 1/4/2012 2:04AM

    sometimes the hardest thing to do is keep on keepin' on... and you are doing it anyway! go slow and keep it up!
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SUSIEPH1 1/4/2012 1:49AM

    Wendy dear be careful !! Don't try to do too much ...
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CTEMPLE 1/4/2012 1:44AM

    Dear Wendy, take care of yourselves, don't force yourself if you're not well yet.
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3rd Jan

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hello everyone, not as much achieved today as I have a very sore back. I did do a lot of walking to see if I could walk it out but no such luck. The only place I am comfortable is in bed so that is where I am heading. I hope it is better tomorrow

  
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WENDYJM4 1/4/2012 1:07AM

    thank you everybody, the back is a lot better today, still gets a bit sore. Hopefully by tomorrow it will be fine.

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CTEMPLE 1/3/2012 10:22PM

    Hope you get better soon!

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ARTJAC 1/3/2012 9:42PM

    i know exactly what it feels like i have a bad back am waiting for an operation on mine so i push myself till i can do no more but after a rest is good for a while so take it easy and have a rest jacque

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RUFFESS47 1/3/2012 6:16PM

    Hope your back is feeling better soon Wendy

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MENNOLY 1/3/2012 5:42PM

    Hope you feel better. When you feel better look into some ST for your core. I used to suffer from lower back pain but now that I regularly do ST to strengthen my core muscles I don't seem to get back aches as much. emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/3/2012 3:33PM

    It is not an unusual complaint Wendy. Here is an article that might help:
http://www.sparkpeople.com
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id=110
Wishing you all the best. Take care.

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WHOYAJOANN 1/3/2012 2:00PM

    Sorry to read you are down. Comfortly I hope. Tomorrow is another day! Peace and Joy, Jo Ann emoticon

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POPSY190 1/3/2012 1:55PM

    Do hope the pain goes away soon.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/3/2012 11:06AM

    Nothing worse than sore back. Hope you feel better soon.

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GENEALOGYGAL 1/3/2012 10:57AM

    Oh man! I hope you're feeling much better very soon! emoticon

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THEEXERCISER 1/3/2012 9:40AM

    I hope you feel better.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/3/2012 8:46AM

    Awwww, so sorry to hear.

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BHOLMAN1005 1/3/2012 7:51AM

    Hope it is better tomorrow. Good idea taking it easy.

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OPALMOON 1/3/2012 7:18AM

    Fingers crossed you feel better tomorrow, Wendy! It can be tricky trying to do more exercising but not overdo do...take care.

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FITTAN1 1/3/2012 6:16AM

    That's a shame Wendy, you were doing so well. Hope your back feels better soon.

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SUSIEPH1 1/3/2012 4:35AM

    Ohh Wendy, So sorry love I hope it is better tomorrow..
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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 1/3/2012 4:33AM

    Good luck with reaching your goals in 2012... +Mark

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2nd Jan 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

Another good day with lots of exercising, very healthy eating. I am so happy but my back is a little bit sore at the moment.

So today I did 1 minute boxing
1 minute arm cycling
300 chair marching steps
20 calf raises
20 standing abductions
9 min lower body workout
10 min kickboxing workout.

So all is good except for the hot weather 3rd day in the 40C or over 104 and still hot tomorrow but then it will cool down YA.

take care
Wendy

  
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1CRAZYDOG 1/3/2012 8:46AM

    Fantastic job!! Hope the soreness eases. Keep up the good work!

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I.M.MAGIC 1/3/2012 2:44AM

    Excellent workout! I'm still dealing with "re-entry" after that shoulder fiasco, and it's nice to see that SOMEONE is making progress! LOL

We'll get there, right? LOL

I hope you do get some cooler weather, m'dear! Being that hot is no fun!

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MOTLEM 1/3/2012 1:36AM

    All good. Well done girlfriend. emoticon

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ARTJAC 1/2/2012 9:34PM

    emoticonjob keep it up

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CBEVNOW 1/2/2012 7:23PM

    Great.Wendy it is cold here today and tonight, down to 20 ies, snow flurries today.
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ONEWAYSTREET 1/2/2012 6:58PM

  emoticon in all this heat... tis no mean feat to get motivated....
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CHINAGAL 1/2/2012 6:44PM

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POPSY190 1/2/2012 2:16PM

    Hope it cools soon and you are not in a bush fire risk area. So hard to exercise in that heat.

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    You are doing it! emoticon

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TAMIPCHICAGO 1/2/2012 11:27AM

    Sure wish it was hot here. LOL It's in the single digits and snowing. Yuk.haha

I am going to try some air boxing today. I really want to get a bag and some gloves this year. I think it's great exercise.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/2/2012 11:08AM

    Hope you are drinking alot of water in all that heat. I am so proud of you for all the hard work you are putting it. emoticon

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OPALMOON 1/2/2012 10:27AM

    Fantastic effort, Wendy!

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FITTAN1 1/2/2012 5:30AM

    You are going great guns Wendy, especially as it is so hot!

Great job my friend!

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SUSIEPH1 1/2/2012 4:39AM

    Well done Wendy love ,great going !!.
It is very hot here as well.. we got to 44 degrees here today!! .
Thank goodness for the air-con ...
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1st Jan 2012 New Year's Day

Sunday, January 01, 2012

A great day today, I have achieved all that I set out to do

Calories eaten was on target and ate really healthy, met my nutrition goals.

Exercises I did the 7 minute Upper Body workout with dumbbells
the 10 minute Bootcamp cardio workout
500 steps in chair marching
40 calf raises
1 minute Heel toe exercises
1 minute boxing
1 minute arm cycling
plus a total of 4000 steps.
plus stretches.

I can feel it in the legs. and arms. But I feel good because I have achieved this.
So happy

  
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OPALMOON 1/2/2012 2:12AM

    Fantastic start to the year, Wendy! We only have aircon in the kitchen and the fans in our bedrooms only blow hot air on us - very hard to get any proper sleep if at all.... Summer is not my favourite season!

I am sure you will keep making great progress - good for you!!

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    emoticon emoticon You're doing emoticon for the 1st of the year. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 1/1/2012 6:40PM

    with the airconditioning on, I can do it. It was 44 C or 111 F here yesterday and not going to be much cooler today

Saturday was about 40 C 104 F
Sunday the 44C or 111 F
Today is about 40 again.

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POPSY190 1/1/2012 2:11PM

    Terrific start to the year. emoticon

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You're off to a great start!
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FITTAN1 1/1/2012 6:54AM

    Well done on your first day Wendy, I think you did more exercise than me today...this hot weather slows me down.

I love your enthusiasm! Keep it up, it is catching :)

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SUSIEPH1 1/1/2012 6:16AM

    Woo Hoo!!.
Way to go Wendy!! ..
Thank you my friend for the lovely Goodie.
I am glad you enjoyed all your exercise and a lovely me day!! .
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