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7th April 2013

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Hi everyone,

lots of things have been happening to lately, been spending time with the grandchildren and babysitting. Helped my niece do lots of cooking so she could freeze the meals. She works full time and does not get much help from hubby. So I was over her place helping her for about 7 hours. This was on Good Friday.

I have also being trying to look after me as I was unwell for a while with a really bad infection which turned into a abscess. I have learnt a very valuable lesson here as I need to look after me first before I can help anyone else.

I have also been doing a lot of thinking lately, not happy with my progress. Since I fractured my toe at the end of October last year and of course I had trouble with this healing, my exercising went down. I was still exercising but not at the intensity that I had been doing this.

I had lost my motivation as I could not go to my exercise class until about 1 month ago. But even this was hard because I could not wear shoes. Last week was the first time I could wear closed in shoes since the toe incident. Still have pain in the toe.
Even though I did manage to go to exercises once per week, my health would not let me go the twice I was before.

But even in the exercise class I do not huff and puff anymore. So not getting the amount of cardio I was doing before. The new exercise instructor was a lot harder than the previous one and did enjoy going as she pushed us. But now the original instructor is back.

So I have decided in the last couple of that I do need to increase my intensity at home. I have now started doing step ups using a step out the back, not a high one but that is okay. I am also doing a lot more strength exercises on the back veranda.
Looking around to see what else I can use.

Ended up getting my son to set up my DVD player and this morning I did my Australian Biggest Loser DVD for 61 minutes which has warmup, cardio, strength and stretching, Which I thoroughly enjoyed. I also was breathing harder doing this.

So I am now getting my motivation back and hope to see some improvements soon.

Food has been really good, still learning and playing around with food all the time, learning how to lower the calories. One thing I have learnt is not to stress about food.

I have had a couple of takeaway meals lately but I bought a kids meal at Hungry Jacks one day and then had fish and chips on Easter Sunday with my son and his girlfriend but I did not overeat.

This has been a really amazing journey and have learnt so much, I do not have to eat just because it is there. I can have my normal portions and be happy. Even my son's G/F commented on me using my small plate that day when they both had the big plates.

So in a nutshell, happy with progress on eating but need to lift the intensity of my exercising.

Have a great Sunday

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ORCHIDLADY56 4/7/2013 4:02PM

    Good for you on taking control of the situation!
You can do it, Wendy!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/7/2013 8:34AM

    Progress . . . that's wonderful! Keep up the good work increasing the intesity of your work outs. HUGS!

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/7/2013 7:20AM

    Wow you sure have had a busy time. Have your ever tried aqua aerobics they have classes in local pools in the indoor heated ones. I've been a few times over the years with my mother they can get and a lot of the older people go. I had thought about doing this again or just going to the heated pool and doing water walking etc... with my mother. Or perhaps a different exercise class to the one you have been going to if the leader/teacher is not really good. Or even changing the day and time of the week you go and you might find a different leader / teacher for that day and time slot and that may be better. I am not sure all just suggestions you have to find what will work for you.

Exercise does definitely help with weight loss. Good on you though for all the help you have given your niece, grandchildren etc..


Take care,

Paula emoticon

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RDEE22 4/7/2013 6:57AM

    Its great you have your motivation back Wendy. I just exercise at home. I have an aerofit walker which I try and do 3Ks a day. Plus I do push ups against a wall. I am up to 20, I could only do 3 when I started. I also have a resistance band and do Nicoles seated 20min video with it. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 4/7/2013 5:02AM

    You are doing great Wendy... I love your smaller Plate!!.

Losing 21 kilos is just Awesome.

Never Ever let yourself feel bad, as you must be doing something right to lose all that weight.
Sometimes I think we expect to much of ourselves and we must and need to learn that we can also burn ourselves out by doing to much.

Well done my lovely friend ..
Much Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POPSY190 4/7/2013 4:24AM

    Injury and family demands on your time are not excuses - they are reasons for you going off programme. But you are right, it is important to make looking after yourself a priority. Keeping food intake under control despite all the pressures in your life is something you should be really proud of. And you sound on the right track with exercise but it is important to not overdo it, especially if you still have pain in your foot. emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 4/6/2013 11:21PM

    Great lessons learned...they will last you a lifetime!

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MOTLEM 4/6/2013 11:20PM

    You are doing OK Wendy. Nice to read of your progress!
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)

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(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

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Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012

Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012

Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.

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Signed: Kristen(kriskay1962) March 17, 2013

Signed: Penny (Popsy190) March 20, 2013

signed Wendy (Wendyjm4) March 20, 2013

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?

To do so, copy and paste and put on ur page under blog. :)

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MOTLEM 3/20/2013 9:24PM

    Sounds like you're on a Challenge! Good luck and always wish you well with whatever you do, girlfriend! emoticon

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ASHENPOND 3/20/2013 7:55PM

    Thanks for sharing Wendy. I cannot put my name on pledge as I am hopeless when it comes to blogging. - as of the other pledges - definitely. It is an emoticon emoticon blog.

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POSITIVEPAULA8 3/20/2013 6:47AM

    I copied & pasted and made a blog with the plesdge! I am definately a not a quitter but a stayer. Thanks for doing the pledge and taking it Wendy emoticon emoticon

Paula emoticon

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12th March 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Well, I had a interesting day today. I developed an abscess on Sunday night, so very painful, then I woke at about 1 or 2 am Monday morning and felt like I had been kicked by a horse in my ribs. I finally had a appointment today due to a public holiday yesterday. It has been lanced then I had to go up the hospital for IV antibiotics, this was a total of 3 hours. After the small operation the pain in the chest has now gone.

Abscesses are caused by a infection, I know I have been a bit off for the last couple of weeks, not wanting to eat and so on but I didn't give an infection a thought. Yet thinking about diffeent things that has been happening I should have guessed. Hindsight is such a wonderful thing. LOL. I recken I have had this infection for about 2 weeks. I start oral antibiotics tomorrow.

Update about Colin, they removed the gallstone with a tube (somehow) but now they have found that he has more gallstones so he may be going back into theatre tomorrow to remove his gall bladder.

I will let you know tomorrow. I am off to bed.


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ASHENPOND 3/13/2013 8:43PM

    So glad they caught the infection before it got any worse. Praying for you my friend

Thanks for the update on Colin - is Susie bearing up OK?
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ANY010113 3/13/2013 10:34AM

    emoticon Hope that it gets easier for you and your family.

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ORCHIDLADY56 3/13/2013 8:26AM

    Hope you are feeling better Wendy! Must have been very scary.

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GOANNA2 3/13/2013 7:53AM

    I hope the infection clears up quickly. Sleep well.
Thanks for the updates on Colin. emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/13/2013 2:39AM

    Adding you to my prayer list. Thanks for the update on Colin. Get some good rest!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/12/2013 8:29PM

    Boy, Wendy! So sorry to hear about the painful abscess! I hope that it heals quickly with the antibiotics. Well, wishing Colin luck if he goes back to surgery. UGH

Prayers and hugs for you both.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/12/2013 8:29PM

    Never heard of the tube removal before. Hope he gets well soon. No fun spending so much time in hospital.

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MOTLEM 3/12/2013 6:11PM

    You crow-eaters are having a go of it over there! Something good must happen soon.
You know I always send my best your way. emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 3/12/2013 2:04PM

    Sending healing thoughts for you both. Take care. Take it easy. Give yourself a chance to heal now!


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ANGELUS__QUINN 3/12/2013 1:20PM

    Prayers for you and Colin. (((((Hugs)))))

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1BEACHWALKER 3/12/2013 1:18PM

    Sorry to hear about your infection and your husband's surgery! Hope all goes well with him and you feel better soon. I have had abscesses like that and they can make you really sick! Take care.... emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 3/12/2013 7:51AM

    Gee Wendy sorry to hear about your infection! Take it easy and look after yourself.

Boy what next for poor Colin oh well he still has my thoughts and prayers coming his way that all will be ok soon and for a speedy recovery.

Hope you get a good nights sleep.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

I have had a email from one of Susie's daughters and Colin is out of ICU and back in the normal ward.

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    Praise God. Thank you for the update Wendy. I hope Susie is also holding up well. They are such good people and I'm hoping he will keep healing and be back home soon.



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1CRAZYDOG 3/11/2013 8:45PM

    Praise be! Wonderful. Thanks for the update. Hugs and prayers continue.

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ANY010113 3/11/2013 12:48PM

    emoticon news

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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/11/2013 12:09PM

    So happy he is on the mend! Pass my well wishes to Susie!

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/11/2013 8:30AM

    Thanks for keeping us posted. That is great news.

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GOANNA2 3/11/2013 7:27AM

    Thanks Wendy. That is good news. emoticon

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    That is emoticon news! Thanks Wendy! emoticon

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11th March 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

HI everyone,

I have heard from Susie, Colin is still very weak as he left the infection too long. Susie has spoken of the problems she has with Colin and he had it in his head not to go to hospital as he does not want to die there. This has made the present situation so much worse. Susie said that Colin has many tubes in and out of him. He is still in intensive care and will stay there for a while longer.

Susie has told me to thank everyone for their good wishes, prayers as so on and that she and her family does appreciate them. Keep them coming. Susie will need your positive vibes/prayers and love for a few days yet.

When I have any more news I will let you know.

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JILL313 3/12/2013 12:56AM

    Thank you for the Update. . .Praying for both of them. You take good care also my friend. How are your Grands doing?



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TRYINGHARD1948 3/11/2013 4:23AM

    Thanks for the update.

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POPSY190 3/11/2013 2:50AM

    Very hard on Susie. The next few days will be very difficult for her; at least she has Maureen with her. Thanks for passing on the news.

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POSITIVEPAULA8 3/11/2013 2:28AM

    Thank you for keeping us up to date Wendy!

Certainly will keep the prayers and positive thoughts etc. going their way sounds like they really need at the moment! Every little one helps for sure!

Take care,

Paula emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/11/2013 2:21AM

    I'm not Susie's SP friend, but I put Susie and Colin on my prayer list. Thank you for being such a great friend and sharing the news.

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MOTLEM 3/11/2013 2:13AM

    Sending positive vibes your way for your friend and her husband. Take care and tell her to stay strong. emoticon

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