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4th Nov 2012

Saturday, November 03, 2012

hi everyone, sorry I have not been around as much as I have been looking after the grandchildren. Jason had a trip booked before all this happened, if he did not take it he would have lost all of his money.

It has been a really special time and I have enjoyed it all. Kids have been very good, had a couple of little episodes as you could all imagine after what they have been through.

Kids will be at school and kindy tomorrow so I will be home and hopefully catch up on everything.

Jason will be back home Friday.

Better go as I am on limited time to get back to the kids.

Have a great weekend

  
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1BEACHWALKER 11/7/2012 2:48PM

    Thanks for the update. It shows you care about your Spark buddies! You enjoy your time with the GK's! emoticon

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CBEVNOW 11/5/2012 3:19AM

    Just remember to take care of your self also. emoticon emoticon

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CHINAGAL 11/4/2012 6:41PM

    How wonderful that you have this great time with the grands! I think it is about time for updated pictures!??
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TRYINGHARD1948 11/4/2012 4:31PM

    Good to know all is well.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 11/4/2012 8:52AM

    Glad you are enjoying your time with your Grandkids. Have a great rest of your weekend!

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POSITIVEPAULA8 11/4/2012 3:37AM

    Glad to hear that you are having a great time with your grandchildren. Take care and you look after yourself Wendy. Enjoy your Sunday night!

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SUSIEPH1 11/4/2012 3:33AM

    Hi Wendy Dear .. so glad you are having such a great time ...
Just enjoy my friend !!.

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OPALMOON 11/4/2012 1:24AM

    Great to hear you are having a good time with the grand children Wendy - hope the rest of the week goes well too!

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POPSY190 11/4/2012 2:03AM

    Good to hear you have had more time with your grandchildren.

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JILL313 11/3/2012 10:30PM

    Hi Wendy, You are such a wonderful Grandma to your Grandies. I know they must be a little confused with a change in their living arrangements, again. You are amazing. . .and I bet they know that. . .Enjoy your Grandies all week and hopefully your son will have a good trip. Be sure and give yourself some much needed me time.

Love,

Jill

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ARTJAC 11/3/2012 10:25PM

    emoticon ENJOY THEM

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LIVINGFREE19 11/3/2012 10:24PM

    Thanks for the update!

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MOTLEM 11/3/2012 9:32PM

    Grandies sure can dominate your time Wendy. Have a great day and great to read that all is OK with you and yours.
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1CRAZYDOG 11/3/2012 8:54PM

    MAJOR Hugs Wendy!

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GOPINTOS 11/3/2012 8:54PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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1st Nov 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

wow the year is nearly over again, it will soon be my birthday and then Xmas. Were did the time go.

I have been so busy with the grandchildren, spending some time everyday with them. Has been so special. I am so glad I have the energy to do this now. Horray
to me.

I did a silly thing on Monday afternoon I stubbed my little toe on a garden bed and know that as soon as I did this I had broken the toe. Yes it is fractured.
I did comment straight away that I broke it and everyone lookeda t me as though I was joking. So now I have a very painful toe, taped together with the next toe. I have been told to keep of off it, yeah sure. Don't know how to anymore. I have still kept the steps up each day. I do plan each day not to do so many steps but it has not happened yet.

It is the first time ever that I have broken or fractured any bone in my body but my doctor has told me do not do this again. LOL.

Otherwise I am having the time of my life.

Hope everyone survived Hurricane Sandy.

  
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LIBBYFITZ 11/2/2012 5:55AM

    So sorry about your toe! emoticon

Glad you are enjoying your grand children. emoticon

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CBEVNOW 11/2/2012 3:06AM

    I dont think we ever get to old to break these toes, and its not fun. Hope you will feel better soon. Enjoy the grand children./
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ORCHIDLADY56 11/1/2012 7:37PM

    *Sigh* in the same boat Wendy - I have broken both little toes at least twice. It hurts like heck and not a lot can be done for it.
Hope it is better for you soon.
When is your birthday? Mine is this month too - the 18th.

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/1/2012 5:06PM

    Oh dear, that is painful. emoticon

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GEORGIAK25 11/1/2012 3:56PM

    Maybe you can do air steps where you do not put pressure on your foot. Cycling in the air and so forth. I have done this myself many years ago and it is so painful. Feel for you. Speedy recovery. Looks like you won't be dancing on the tables this year for your birthday. LOL!!! Hugs and a speedy recovery Wendy.

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GOPINTOS 11/1/2012 2:34PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/1/2012 12:33PM

    Awwwww! Sorry to hear about your toe! What a pain in the . . . toe! Sorry, but had to LOL @ your Dr. telling you not to do that anymore! Okee dokee then!

Hope that toe feels better soon. Do try to rest it as much as you can for it to heal.

HUGS!

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I.M.MAGIC 11/1/2012 8:04AM

    Ouch is right! Been there, and it is NOT fun... but mine was broken at the first joint, the baby toe up in the middle of your foot...like breaking your knuckle. You do need to be careful, y'know?

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ASHENPOND 11/1/2012 1:46AM

    Ouch!!!! I can feel it here, you poor thing. It is the only bone I have ever broken too - the doctor told me 10 years later as I just thought it was sore at the time.

Look after yourself Wendy.

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ARTJAC 10/31/2012 11:57PM

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SUSIEPH1 10/31/2012 11:38PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon .Kissy Kissy toe !! . Hugs Susie

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MOTLEM 10/31/2012 11:24PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon For broken toe!
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19th Oct 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

I have had a fabulous week, didn't do all my planned exercises but I have done so much more. Did my exercise class on Monday and the gym on Tuesday, then my plans went out the door. LOL.

Wednesday I went over to my parent's house to help look after Chase, Ended up buying a 5 shelf cupboard and then helped my Father put this together as it was a flat pack, then we bought another one and did the same. This was to tidy up Jason's bedroom and put all his DVD's and games somewhere. This took few hours, then I cooked dinner, helped the children with their homework, listened to them read.

Thursday I went over there after school and helped look after the kids again with homework and so on.

Today I looked after Chase again but came home before dinner. A precious moment happened when I was leaving, I had a kiss from Chase then he put out his hand to help me up. A precious 4 years old boy and so cute.

So many lovely memories. so lot of calories burnt. Has to be good. LOL. Mind is off eating so all is good.

Start of our weekend.

  
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I.M.MAGIC 10/24/2012 9:53AM

    There's more than ONE way to get exercise, right? LOL
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ORCHIDLADY56 10/21/2012 10:33PM

    Sounds like you had a great time, Wendy.

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WILSLM70 10/21/2012 9:31PM

    sounds like a great weekend...

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OPALMOON 10/19/2012 8:59PM

    Hi Wendy,

So glad you've had a good week with the grandchildren! All that putting together of cupboards was still very good exercise and calories burnt, so all that still counts. You did well with the your classes earlier in the week too, so you can be very proud of your efforts. Enjoy the weekend.

Hugs, Nattacia

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MOTLEM 10/19/2012 8:35PM

    Great week, Wendy!! Chase is a doll!! emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/19/2012 5:58PM

    So happy for you. Hope all continues to go well. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 10/19/2012 4:39PM

    What a wonderful time you have had ...
I am so happy for you Wendy Love ...
and I am sure the kiddies are thriving with you and your families love and attention ..
keep well and happy
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16th Oct 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

that is what I love about Sparks and all the friendships that are formed on here, when you cry out for help or support, you do receive that. Lots of gentle reminders about how far I have come in my time since I joined. Before Sparks I would have turned to takeaway but i can avoid these now and make more informed choices. Even when I did eat what I should not have, I never went over 1500 calories. So that means I can control the calories even when I am eating the wrong food. I have come a long way.

In the last few days I was just very frustrated with how much my back was hurting and I went to my exercise class yesterday and then the gym today. Shorter time at the gym but at least I went and started again. My back is feeling pretty good now and I am feeling really good.

Been over and saw the grandchildren and organised the bath for them, the older 2 bath themselves now but I did the youngest one. Chase does not go to kindy tomorrow so I plan to go over there and get him tomorrow and have some quality time with him down the playground. Been have some a fantastic time with them and making some lovely memories.

Thank you all again for your support.

  
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LIBBYFITZ 10/17/2012 11:05AM

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OPALMOON 10/17/2012 8:01AM

    Hi Wendy,

You certainly have come a long way, and we all have detours somewhere along the way. The great thing is that you are so much more aware and are strong enough to take corrective action when needed. I know only too well how health matters can get in the way and you can only do what you can manage each day. It is great to hear that your session at the gym and exercise class went well. Enjoy having some more quality time with your precious grandchildren!

Love and big hugs, Nattacia

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SUSIEPH1 10/16/2012 7:54PM

    Have fun with the kiddies !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Love and Hugs Susie

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep going Wendy! And ENJOY those grands.
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1CRAZYDOG 10/16/2012 5:47PM

    You have come such a long way, Wendy!!! Keep moving forward and taking care of yourself.

Glad you get to spend sone quality time w/your granddy. These kids NEED it so bad right now!

HUGS

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/16/2012 4:21PM

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/16/2012 1:42PM

    Glad you are doing better. Have fun with the Grandies! emoticon

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GOPINTOS 10/16/2012 8:46AM

    You're doing great! I have a grandson named Chase also emoticon

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15th Oct 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

good evening/day everyone, I'm back.

I had lost my focus on my goals with everything else that has been happening in my life. Been very stressful as most of you would know. But I let this take over my life again, not happy with me.

I was eating things that I should not have but not as much as I would have before. Just not as healthy as I should have, no take-away though. That is one positive.

Exercise class and the gym went out the window. Been to the gym twice in the last 3 weeks. Each time the exercise class was on I was in Adelaide or last week I did not have car, it ws in getting fixed up. Stilll got a lot of steps in but not as many as I have been doing. So very much hit and miss.

But with all this, my back is sore again, I am getting cramps again. Not feeling as good as I was. I have undone some of the good work I have been doing. Not happy about that. I was very silly to me and deserve a good telling off or a good kick, you know where.


I'm back, hopefully stronger than ever.

I did go shopping on Saturday and bought lots of healthy foods, did some cooking and froze the meals, so much easier when I do this. Got rid of the unhealthy food that I had started to eat.

Did go to exercise class today though and plan to go back to the gym. I will take this easier for a few days.

Why do we do this to ourselves? I was feeling so positive about myself and what I was achieving. Then I go and lose sight of my goals. I suppose this is another learning curb that I put in front of me. I realise that I am not infallible and need to be more aware of what I doing. Need to stop this quicker rather than later.

So now there is only about 11 weeks till the end of the year or 77 days. So I had better start to lose some more weight.

Thanks to everyone that have read my last few blogs, Your comments are so appreciated.

  
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CBEVNOW 10/16/2012 10:24PM

    Wendy we all have those minutes, hours, days, weeks and months. You are doing what is right, recognizing what you need to do for your self. Hang in there.

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SUSIEPH1 10/15/2012 11:42PM

    Try not to beat yourself up my love !!
It happens to us all ..
Life sometimes gets in the way. You have been through so much in the last couple of months and it is easy to revert back to the old ways ..

Don't forget that you are healthier and fitter than you have been for years .. so all is not lost..
Take time for you .. and get back on track .. This is not a race it is a new lifestyle and it does get a lot of getting used to ..
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1CRAZYDOG 10/15/2012 10:25PM

    sometimes it's hard to see the trees thru the forest, but that's how life is. things "get int he way" sometimes of what WE want to accomplish, even when they shouldn't. What to do? Just like you're doing . . . pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start afresh. You know what to do, you know how to do it, so now . . . it's just DO IT. Look @ all you've accomplished this year. And remember, it's beyond weight loss . . . it's about mental and spiritual growth as well. In my opinon, you come a LONG way!

Hang in there. YOu've had an awful lot on your plate with your family and your health. **SIGH** Would that the world stopped spinning some days to catch a break, but doesn't happen that way.

You're a tough woman. HUGS

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HONEYBEAR1461 10/15/2012 9:40PM

    What you have to look at is that you are lighter than you were, healthier than you have been in the past.

It is so frustrating that we do manage to do this to ourselves. When you figure out how and why we do it please let me know then maybe we can both find how to avoid it in the future.

Don't beat yourself up and I know you will get back on track.

Take care of yourself.

Jennylee

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MOTLEM 10/15/2012 9:05PM

    Don't beat up on yourself, Wendy. I, for one, think you ROCK!!

You've been thru a lot and you're on top of most of it, so smile today girlfriend, and remind yourself what a great job you've done since joining Sparks.

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/15/2012 4:43PM

    There are very few of us who reach their Goal along a smooth path. Emotional turmoil can have a huge impact on resolve. Do not be too hard on yourself,. It is amazing how much we learn on this journey and how, even in the midst of chaos, we retain much of what SP has taught us. emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/15/2012 10:15AM

    I hate to start the morning with an old saying ... 2 steps forward, one step back. The fact is you are still going forward. You mentioned you did go to the gym and you walked.Just not as much as you have been. A few years ago could you say that? You mention you didn't eat well but then you didn't do take away. You are moving forward with a few bumps in the road. I did the same thing this weekend. I did some positive stuff. Didn't do some stuff I should have. You are learning through your mistakes. We often have life get in our way. This is a new morning. I'm going to take advantage of it. I hope you do too. emoticon







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MENNOLY 10/15/2012 8:15AM

    Remember that if you are starting back on your exercise program you need to go easier than you used to an d build back up to where you were. You can do it. Good luck in getting back on track!

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