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15th April 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hi everyone, I took a couple of days to get over the Adelaide trip but I came good yesterday.

Did some cooking for my youngest son and his girlfriend yesterday. Then very busy today, First, I went to the doctor to find out the results of my last blood tests. It was as I said the creatinine has improved again. But I did ask about my toe, still has not healed properly after 6 months so another xray must be done.

I then took the cooking up to my son who now lives in a neighbouring town about 35 Km or 20 miles away I took the grandchildren with me. Dwayne (son) did take them to the playground for a little while. I then drove back home and went to my exercise class with the kids. Even the kids said I had improved since they saw me at the class last year. I then took the kids home and waited until Jason got home. The kids told me they had fun with me.

I did put in a lot more effort with my exercises and I can still feel it. Poor muscles are protesting.

So now I will have to ring the xray department to see if I can get a xray tomorrow sometime.

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LIFE-FAITH 4/20/2013 12:03PM

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You are such an inspiration Wendy!


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STEPBYSTEP_ 4/18/2013 9:17AM

    sounds super busy but also great job with the cooking, exercise and changes emoticon

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ARTJAC 4/17/2013 4:40AM

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GOANNA2 4/16/2013 7:50AM

    You are doing really great Wendy. So glad you
had good blood test results. Are the grandchildren
on school holidays? It must be fun to be around them
and it's nice they noticed your improvement in the
gym. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/15/2013 8:55PM

  HUGS! Good job and good news on that creatinine! Keep up the good work.

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MOTLEM 4/15/2013 8:53PM

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ROZOZ68 4/15/2013 6:40PM

    All sounds very positive! What did you do to your toe? I have had lots of toe and foot problems so I totally understand how it can affect you.

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SUSIEPH1 4/15/2013 6:28PM

    That's awesome darling ..so glad you are having fun with the kids as well as exercising.
It's great having family closer .. So very glad bloods are still improving .. Much Love xx Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 4/15/2013 10:37AM

    Way to go, Wendy! Work it - but still be kind to Wendy. emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/15/2013 8:34AM

    Wow you sure have been busy Wendy! You are doing really well. Keep it up! emoticon

Take care,

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12th April 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

hi, still very tired from the drive to Adelaide yesterday. Glad I went down there though but the heat has knocked me around. I also drove all the way down and probably half way back, a long way. I can feel it in the top half of my body. Arms, shoulders, top of back are very sore. I think this is due to holding the steering wheel for so long.

Still did some strength training and road my exercise bike for 5 minutes plus I did 5 of my push ups from the kitchen bench, wow I can feel them.

I did have a great sleep last night.

good night

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GOANNA2 4/14/2013 8:07AM

    Proud of you Wendy. You are doing amazing.
Glad you slept well. Thanks for the good wishes
on my blog. emoticon emoticon
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ARTJAC 4/13/2013 1:34AM

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    You must have been exhausted by the time you arrived home! Hope you can take it a little easier for the next week, to give your body time to get over such a trip.

I'm going to give those bench push ups a try, and will let you know how I go with them.
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MOTLEM 4/12/2013 7:55PM

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1CRAZYDOG 4/12/2013 2:26PM

  Just take care of yourself! HUGS

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SUSIEPH1 4/12/2013 1:31PM

Hi Wendy .hope all went well love xx yes sounds like you did over do it. It's a long way to drive ... Try to rest up now .. Much love Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 4/12/2013 12:15PM

    Take care, Wendy! You're doing GREAT!

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/12/2013 7:38AM

    Look after yourself Wendy and don't over do it!

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MJRVIC2000 4/12/2013 7:25AM

    God is able to help YOU! He is more than able! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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11th April 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hi everyone, home safe and sound from Adelaide, another long day. Of course it was hot for travelling and my air conditioner in the car does not work.

All went well. One of my appointments was with a exercise physio and she is going to send me a heap of information about exercising. Gave me lots of suggestions.

All the information I have gained from all of you has helped a great deal also. I now realise that I was aiming too high and would have burnt myself out.

The exercise physio did tell me to use heavier weights as I have only been using 2kg (4 lb) for a while. She recommended 3kgs weights and also to use more of the bands.

When you use your brains there is such a range of different exercises that you can do. I do wall push ups quite a bit, she suggested trying to do these from a kitchen cupboard as these are a little harder. So tomorrow I will start at 5 and build up.

Will keep you posted.

Nearly time for bed.

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ARTJAC 4/12/2013 2:12AM

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MOTLEM 4/11/2013 10:26PM

    Yes, variety is the spice of life. Try to always mix n'match your exercises to keep the body guessing. Sure beats the dreaded plateau.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/11/2013 8:30PM

  Good job! Glad that you are back safe & sound.



Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and support into my life!

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    Seems to me that long, hot drive was definitely worthwhile. I'm sure you were glad you saw the exercise physio.

As for wall pushups, I find if I'm not up to doing any other form of exercise, I can always manage to do at least a few of those. I always imagined they would only help strengthen my arms and shoulders, but I was having a really good day a few days ago, and managed to do 100! I expected my arms and maybe shoulders to be feeling a little sore next day, but it was my abs which reminded me what I'd done!

I've found a lot of simple exercises online, some from Spark People, some from Youtube. I loved the exercises for seniors, it was the first time I've been able to manage to find a full body exercise routine which I could cope with - and it was all done from a standing position. That in itself was a first.
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TRUCKERWIFE2 4/11/2013 10:54AM

    Sounds like you got some great information and you can start exercising smartly and hopefully with better results. Can't wait to hear how it goes. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 4/11/2013 9:47AM

    Glad to hear you got some extra help!


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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/11/2013 7:43AM

    Sounds good Wendy! emoticon

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10th April 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

hi everyone, thank you for your comments on my last blog. Yes I do think I was aiming to high.

The good news just keeps on coming I had a blood test yesterday and rang today to get the kidney levels for the creatinine and it has improved again. So happy about this. I am now further away from dialysis again. Back to were I was in October last year.

In the next couple of days I am going to sit down and work out some harder workouts for variety so I can mix this all up. I am going down to Adelaide tomorrow for some appointments at the hospital and hope to get a chance to see if I can get some heavier weights.

I really need to do quality not quantity. I still plan on a total of 2 hours per day. Again today did too much walking as it was shopping day. Over 9000 steps. Plus strength exercises.

Did you see this daily blog about how much exercises you really need to do per day.


Be back on tomorrow night. Talk to you then.


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POPSY190 4/11/2013 4:17AM

    I hadn't seen the blog so thank you. Take care on the drive and keep those good test results coming!

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RDEE22 4/11/2013 2:09AM

    Great news on keeping the dialysis at bay Wendy. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 4/11/2013 2:03AM

    Great to hear kidneys are doing good again .. That is proof that you are doing the right thing and eating well and healthy.
Now you just have to concentrate on working out a exercise regime that isn't going to tire you to much..
I reckon 10 mins intervals twice a day of cardio just to get the heart rate up is plenty .. The Strength can come from walking or your bike maybe even exercise bands,
Love you and hope the trip to Adelaide go's well .. Safe Journey love ..
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MOTLEM 4/10/2013 8:36PM

    Great news about the improved kidneys. emoticon

SharlotteJ's comments on 'that' blog are interesting and she weighs 280 lbs. But I still think it's too much exercise every day for everyone. So I'm one who does not agree with what I call 'over doing it'. Just my tuppence worth here.

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/10/2013 8:02PM

    That is great news for you all round! Keep it up Wendy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon to you.

Take care,

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1CRAZYDOG 4/10/2013 4:44PM

  WooHoooooooOOooo on the improved kidney values! Way to go. HUGS and have a safe trip to Adelaide.

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 4/10/2013 1:35PM

    Wendy, I'm so glad you are loving your kidneys! You have remained focused on your goals at a consistent rate - back sliding doesn't seem to defeat you. I have a lot to learn from your example.

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FELINEBETTER 4/10/2013 11:48AM

    Your commitment is paying off! Good for you that you've managed to change your "numbers." emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 4/10/2013 10:21AM

    Congrats on your ever improving kidney numbers. You might check into getting adjustable weights. My kids bought me some and I find them easy to change.

Working on quality work-outs vs quantity will be a good change. Good luck to you and emoticon

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APED7969 4/10/2013 9:21AM

    Enjoy your exercise! I'm sure if you listen to your body and are flexible with your workouts you won't overdo it.

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