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5th Aug 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Gee, it has been a long 2 weeks since I last blogged. Nothing new on the grandchildren as yet. Haven't seen them for about over 10 weeks now. So, so long.

I think I am starting to fret but I have been keeping myself very busy and occupied. Lots of fitness, steps and healthy cooking, I am also burning lots of calories. LOL. In the last 2 weeks my steps have improved and I am now doing over 10,000 steps most days.

I have been going to bed aching and very tired but I know my fitness has improved.

I am going to have a good August. Then we will be into spring.

Good night my friends.

  
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MOTLEM 8/5/2012 10:01PM

    Such a long time without seeing the grandies, Wendy. emoticon
Your attitude, as always, is to be commended. emoticon
Yes, I can't too wait for Winter to end. Bring on Spring time. emoticon

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POPSY190 8/5/2012 6:26PM

    Waiting for news is not good but you are using the time positively. Good for you. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/5/2012 5:53PM

    Love that you are doing well with exercise Don't worry... everything will be sorted out soon with your grandies ..
Yes we will have a good spring !!
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ROSGETSSERIOUS 8/5/2012 3:07PM

    You are doing so well!
The wheels of the legal system turn so slowly but they don't consider the impact on the real people involved- sending you lots of hugs and prayers.
You have a great attitude - keep your chin up.
Hugs my friend xxxx
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REACHING4HOME 8/5/2012 2:30PM

    GO INTO SPRING? YOU MUST LIVE IN A DIFFERENT PART OF THE WORLD THAN I DO BECAUSE WE WILL OFFICIALLY START AUTUMN (OR FALL AS SOME CALL IT) IN SEPTEMBER. HERE THOUGH, IT WILL STILL BE QUITE HOT AND WE MAY NOT COOL DOWN UNTIL NOVEMBER. LAST YEAR, WE NEVER DID HAVE WINTER AND I REALLY MISSED IT.
ERIN

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1CRAZYDOG 8/5/2012 1:37PM

    Awww honey . . . big HUGS! And prayers.

Glad you're keeping busy though. I'm in the same boat of having to keep busy. It mostly works.

HUGS and keep you head above water . . . Spring is almost there for you!

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MENNOLY 8/5/2012 1:37PM

    You are doing great! Hope you can see the grandies soon!

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JILL313 8/5/2012 8:24AM

    Doing over 10,000 steps a day is awesome and it's great you're making progress! I know you miss your Grandies & they miss you. I hope in the near future you can see them again. . .I will say a prayer for you.

Love,

Jill

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24th July 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hi everyone, busy day yesterday and I achieved a lot. Over 12,500 steps and by the pedometer I burnt 986 calories. Some of these steps were achieved at the exercise class I went to. I do really enjoy this class and I can keep up with them now. The instructor commented yesterday that she is starting to push me now.

On Monday, as this is the smaller class we do a lot of exercises using the aerobic steps. Lots of squats, ball exercises, weights, resistance bands but lots of movement.

Last night I was thinking about the class and realized that I do breathe heavy there but do not puff and I used to feel like the chest and head was going to explode. Now after I stop within a very short space of time I can get my breathing under control.

I also worked out some meals yesterday where I can more equally split up the calories that I am eating, we will see how that goes.

Exercise time was 123 minutes.

easy day planned today, driving up to see my son and his girlfriend in a neighbouring town.

So my intentions today is to do no more than 5 to 6000 steps and no more than 60 minutes of exercises.



  
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TRUCKERWIFE2 8/1/2012 9:04AM

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I.M.MAGIC 7/25/2012 1:45AM

    You're doing a lot better than I am right now! LOL

Just getting over what I found out was mild heat exhaustion... so the exercise thing is movin' pretty slow yet. Getting there, though!... Glad you're making such great progress!
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CBEVNOW 7/24/2012 11:47PM

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OPALMOON 7/24/2012 10:15AM

    So glad to hear the exercises and steps are going so well, Wendy! You are doing great - woo hoo for you!

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HONEYBEAR1461 7/24/2012 3:45AM

    Wendy you are doing so well with your exercises and also with your food planning. Keep up the good work.

Take care,
Jennylee

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SUSIEPH1 7/24/2012 12:48AM

    Way to go Sweetie You are doing so well ..
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MOTLEM 7/23/2012 11:54PM

    You're working it well, girlfriend. emoticon

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POPSY190 7/23/2012 10:10PM

    Sounds like you are making great progress.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/23/2012 9:15PM

    You are doing so well! Keep up the good work.

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23rd July 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Had a really good day yesterday, first day of a fitness and health streak.

8 minutes of boxing with Jason. Gloves and pads. Plus lots of laughing.

3 minutes of throwing and catching 2 1kgs balls

10, 542 steps.

Total was 97 minutes. So happy with that. Burnt 761 calories this is because of my high weight. Pedometer recorded 786 calories

Food was really good although I am going to try to work out a better way of eating. I am on a low amount of protein but I want to see if I can spread this out more evenly throughout the day.

Exercise class today so I know I will burn a lot of calories today too.

Earlier this month I made a goal of walking 10,000 steps 2 x per week. I am now going to aim for 3 x per week.

So a good week started. emoticon

  
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HONEYBEAR1461 7/24/2012 3:41AM

    Wendy it is good to see how well you are doing. Having a few good laughs while doing some exercise is always good for the body and soul too. It would have been good for Jason too.

Take care,
Jennylee

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MELROSE13 7/23/2012 8:58PM

    Sounds like a great start to the week for sure!! :)

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/23/2012 7:20PM

    emoticon You've been sparked!

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CHINAGAL 7/23/2012 6:58PM

    Way to go! I've never tried boxing but I hear it is a terrific workout.
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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/23/2012 6:42PM

    You are on fire! Way to go. emoticon

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REACHING4HOME 7/23/2012 2:52PM

    I HAVE NEVER, IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, WALKED 10,000 STEPS. BUT THEN, I HAVE A SPINAL DISORDER. SO I AM THRILLED WHEN I HIT 2,000. AT LEAST I AM STILL ON MY FEET BUT I REALLY ENVY YOU THE ABILITY TO DO THAT. GOOD FOR YOU.
ERIN

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 7/23/2012 2:05PM

    Woohoo - love to exercise and have fun - you are doing so well!!
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MENNOLY 7/23/2012 12:20PM

    emoticonYou are an inspiration with your great attitude!

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EFFIEANNIE 7/23/2012 9:32AM

    Wow-good job!

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OPALMOON 7/23/2012 9:31AM

    Fantastic effort, Wendy! You are doing so well to get all that exercise in, and having a few laughs trying out the boxing gloves wouldn't hurt either, just to let off some steam and help with stress. Good for you!

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POPSY190 7/23/2012 3:07AM

    Well done. The exercise won't do any harm re stress levels for you both as well.

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ARTJAC 7/23/2012 12:44AM

    WELL DONE emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 7/23/2012 12:13AM

    It's been very slow getting started again for me, I had an issue with some mild heat exhaustion...
...so I'm with MOTLEM on this one--share the wealth, girl friend! LOL

Glad you're doing so well!...
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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 7/22/2012 11:29PM

    You are a great role model, Wendy. emoticon

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MOTLEM 7/22/2012 10:27PM

    Whew! Yep, you sure started the week well. Post me over some of your energy sweetheart. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 7/22/2012 10:17PM

    Wendy Dear You Rock! .. You are amazing ..
Well done my friend !! ..
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22/7/2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hi everyone, thank you all for caring about what happens to my son.

We did have a meeting with our FamilySA (Child Protection) on Friday. Went well because we have a lot of proof to back us up and are in the process of getting a lot more proof from Police. Jason also had photos, bank details on how much money he has given her. Many phone messages that was printed out. Plus details and recordigns of what the kids have been saying in the past. FamilySA can also access more information that we can not get, that Jason told them about. Which will help us because this will more than likely end up in court.

It does look promising at the moment. It is still going to be a long drawn out process but hopefully my son will win.

But then the kids are going to need a lot of love, patience, understanding and work because they have seen many things that they should not have seen.

So now I need to work on myself and take care of me. I will need my strength, health and fitness to help Jason and hopefully the kids, if we do get them.

I am missing those children so much, it must be 8 or so weeks since we last saw them and yet I would only be missing them half as much as Jason would be.
Poor Jason.

So as you can see we still will need your prayers and loving thoughts for some time yet. But they is some hope.



  
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HONEYBEAR1461 7/24/2012 3:44AM

    I am sorry I am only just catching up on lots of things here on Spark. I am sorry to hear about what has been happening to Jason and the resulting pain and stress being put onto your whole family. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and pray that you guys get to have the children as it is obvious to me that being where someone can be that violent towards another person is not a healthy environment for anyone, let alone kids.

Take care,
Hugs,
Jennylee

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/23/2012 7:36PM

    Prayers are with you. Lots of love and hugs. emoticon

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OPALMOON 7/23/2012 9:27AM

    Hi Wendy,

I am just catching up on Sparks after getting behind...so glad to hear there is some promising news. It's been such a difficult time for you and Jason and the grandies. I know it is still a waiting game till this whole situation gets sorted out - hope it goes as quickly as possible so you can all get on with being a connected family again. I am sending prayers and positive thoughts for you all.

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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EFFIEANNIE 7/22/2012 4:04PM

    Hope that everything turns out well for you and your son and of course the kids.

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CHINAGAL 7/22/2012 3:57PM

    Prayers on the way!
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MENNOLY 7/22/2012 9:48AM

    I am so sorry for you both. Hope that there is a good resolution for you, your son and the children. emoticon

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POPSY190 7/22/2012 1:24AM

    This is a very difficult situation for you and you are right about keeping yourself as strong and healthy as you can. I do hope the authorities can expedite things so that you know what will happen as soon as possible. emoticon

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ARTJAC 7/22/2012 12:35AM

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 7/21/2012 11:28PM

    What a terrible situation for your grandchildren! They need stability, consistency, and lots of your love. I hope they are in your hands soon.

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SUSIEPH1 7/21/2012 11:02PM

    Still sending Loving Thoughts, Healing Vibes and Prayers to you and Jason ..
I am sure all will be well in the end !!.
Much love Susie
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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2012 10:50PM

    Awwwww, sweetie, your son and you have my prayers. Nothing hurts a Mom more than when one of her children hurts OR grandchildren.

Prayers and hugs.

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I am worth it

Friday, July 20, 2012

I watched this on youtube and thought it was excellent.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLQiieWYyy8&
feature=player_embedded


I am worth it.

  
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GRAMMAP1 7/22/2012 12:04AM

    Thanks for sharing that. It brought tears! I notice however, they all were much younger than I! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2012 10:13PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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CHINAGAL 7/21/2012 9:30AM

    What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing.
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SUSIEPH1 7/21/2012 3:13AM

    I so agree Wendy dear we are all so worth it !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 7/21/2012 1:17AM

    I agree, I LOVED this!

... and yes, WE ARE WORTH IT!

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MOTLEM 7/21/2012 12:29AM

    Yes, you are soooooooooo worth it!!! emoticon emoticon

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