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Found a wallet on my walk today.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I took Phred out for an afternoon walk today and planned on being out about an hour. On our return I found a wallet with ID and other important stuff like health and car insurance information. The wallet wasn't on the sidewalk when we were headed south. Someone had to have lost it in a 20 min or so window until I came back the same way. Since I have been a victim of ID theft and went through a lot of "BS" to get it all taken care of, I wanted to be sure to help someone else. By the way the person who was using my name is now serving 3+ years in a federal pen. I wish he could stay longer after all the hell I lived with for almost 2 years.

So I am making a "fish" stew for dinner tonight with shrimp and scallops, along with vegetables like mini corn cobs and potatoes. Got some mini slices of sour dough bread to ear along side it. I hope it turns out good.

That is about it for my day. Hope everyone else got their exercise min. in today. I am a bit short but that is OK because I did a good deed!

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JHADZHIA 3/3/2011 11:54AM

    Glad someone honest like you found his wallet. So happy the person who stole your identity was caught and punished!!
A good deed counts for smiles exercise :))

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 3/2/2011 11:18PM

    That is a wonderful thing you did with the wallet....there are many "bad" apples out there that wouldnt have done the same. Your a wonderful person with a wonderful heart. Your fish stew sounds really yummy!!

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LESSOFMOORE 3/2/2011 8:11PM

    Teri, I'm sure you'll be blessed for your good deed! emoticon

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SERENEMOM71 3/2/2011 12:54PM

  My husband had his identity stolen and we went through hell, too! I'm so glad that YOU found his wallet! emoticon good deed! I'm sorry you had such a hard time but glad that you caught who did it! We never did. Your dinner sounds good.

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LAURAAT 3/2/2011 9:13AM

    emoticon awesome good deed for the day! I wish everyone were more like you. :)

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MELAPHANTN 3/2/2011 7:54AM

    I have been through having my information stolen also. Good for you looking out for a stranger like that.
Dinner sounds yummy. Especially the bread. Yes, bread is a weakness of mine.

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MOMFAN 3/2/2011 12:54AM

    I got mine in! Thanks for asking!

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KARIRDH3 3/1/2011 8:52PM

    Good for you!!! I'm sure that individual is thanking his lucky stars (and YOU!) a great deal!! emoticon

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AGENTMNA 3/1/2011 8:50PM

    emoticon on your good deed! As a victim of credit card fraud myself, I can say : We need more people in the world like you!!


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On Sparks again and walked the dog by myself again

Monday, February 28, 2011

Today I have started back full time on site. The last 6 weeks or so have not been the best for me. I am 99% recovered from my injury and glad to be able to do a lot of cardio again. I still can't lift over a pound with the right arm without pain, so I will take it slow in the strength area.
I have been watching what I eat for the last week or so, but not tracking online. I had started doing cardio about 4 weeks ago, but it was rather painful. Today I did a 5 mile LS/WATP dvd and walked Phred the Wonder Dog for 38 min. This is the first day since the fall that I have taken him on a walk by myself. My son was walking him for me and I would tag along. These were mostly short walks but hey my son is in college and has a life, too. So I was very grateful to him for his help.
I hope to get to my goal weight b/4 my new end date in June. I will working hard at doing this. I wanted to start back at the gym but gas prices are so high now that I can't afford to drive there everyday or so. My membership will end in Nov. and I will not be signing up again with 24Hrs. I haven't been in about 5 or 6 months just because I have been so unhappy with the gym. It is never clean, machines are always broken and every time I start on a roll I get sick. I want to join the Planet Fitness that is within walking distance from my home. So even with my current membership all paid up, I will make the switch to the closer gym to my home. Planet Fitness was a 24Hrs when I joined but the location closed 6 weeks after I signed up. PF moved into the old 24Hrs after 9 months. Had I known this, I would have signed only a year contract with 24Hrs so I could switch to the closer gym. I will go with the more expensive membership because I can bring unlimited guests (my son and a number of friends would have to go with me), get 1/2 price drinks, use of the massage chairs for free and if I was into it, unlimited tanning booth access. It is a very clean place and the price is right with a special they have running.

OK enough about the gym. I am determined to get back on track and look forward to reaching my goal very soon.

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SOFEDUPP 3/1/2011 8:01PM

    Glad you are back and feeling some what better!! You will reach your goal in no time!!

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MELAPHANTN 3/1/2011 3:29PM

    Welcome back! So glad your injury is better. Love the dogs name also.


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JHADZHIA 3/1/2011 11:22AM

    So glad you are feeling better and can get back into some cardio at least! That you can get in a gym that is within walking distance is great. The only reason I chose Curves for a gym was because I could walk to it. Nothing else is remotely near.
Welcome back Teri!!

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LESSOFMOORE 3/1/2011 8:21AM

    Teri, it's so nice to have you back! emoticon emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 3/1/2011 12:40AM

    I have no doubt you will reach your goal! Sounds like a switch in gyms is called for! No excuse for places being dirty! Congrats on your healing! I'm sure Fred is happy too!

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GOGIRLOLDER 2/28/2011 10:43PM

    emoticonglad you are back...keep going!

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Blustery Day at Redondo Beach

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I got to visit with my sister Linda on Thursday, before her return to NY. I missed out last weekend on visiting with her and her friend Sharon in San Diego when I got sick We walk around the beach area, which was very cold and windy. Went over to Redondo Beach pier for dinner at Kincaids (good food, too much money for the portions) where we met up with a friend of Sharon's named Lori. I had the small plate which was just 4 small lamb chops, that's it, no sides for $16. They were fantastically (is that a word) cooked. I also had the french onion soup to warm up first. We all split a appetizer which was some kind of brie cheese with sour dough bread with jam and honey on the side. Just enough to have a small sample for each of us. We also split some cheese cake 4 ways. I had water and 1% milk with dinner. The other had drinks but I don't drink if I know I have to drive.

My sister Linda and I at Redondo Beach looking south towards Palos Verdes Peninsula

Looking north along the Pacific Coast towards LAX, Santa Monica, Malibu and out towards the Point.

My sister Linda and I at the Redondo Beach Dream Frog statue. The sign on it say's if you kiss him your dreams will come true.

Sunset view from our table at the restaurant. Doesn't get any better or more beautiful than this. Even with the cold weather.

Myself, sister Linda, her friend Sharon and Sharon's friend Lori (who lives in West Hollywood, CA).

Our weather has gotten colder by the day. My sister Doreen who lives in San Diego's foothills, had over 6 inches of snow this morning. We are looking at a low of 35 degrees tonight. Doesn't get this cold very often here. Will warm up by the end of the week, but more rain first. I hope all the movie stars don't get rained out for the Oscars. The news tonight said this is the coolest it has been for tomorrow's Oscar night. Night all.

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TXGRANDMA 3/2/2011 6:54PM

    Beautiful Beach! Wow, would I like to walk barefoot on that soft sand! You are looking GREAT, Teri! Very gorgeous, that's for sure! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMFAN 3/2/2011 2:19AM

    Looks like you had an amazing time! Great pics!

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ZNEKITA 2/28/2011 12:34PM

    How cool! I love Redondo Beach. When we lived in Phoenix we took a drive over to CA and visited Redondo Beach. Your pictures brought back some good memories! Thanks for sharing.

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MELAPHANTN 2/27/2011 8:27PM

    I love your blog complete with pictures. Sunset was amazing. Thanks for sharing!

I'm watching the Oscars now...and sparking. Laptops are the best for multi-tasking.


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JHADZHIA 2/27/2011 6:18PM

    That is cold for you in LA LA land! At least the stars in those skimpy gowns have nice warm limos to take them there ;)
Loved seeing your photos! You are looking great! Beautiful sunset! To me that looks warm and inviting :) We will be getting snow for the next four days here to go along with the cold temperatures...
Enjoy your Sunday!

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SERENEMOM71 2/27/2011 12:18AM

  Sounds like you had fun! Good food, too. Yum! emoticon

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No energy day.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I had a no energy day today. I am sleeping good but the weather has changed to pretty cold for around here. They are actually predicting the possibility of snow, here in Anaheim on Sat. That hasn't happened since 1974, but we did have some hail on Sat. evening.
I did hit Target today. Picked up 4 long sleeved tops. I don't own but a couple of them and figured I might as well pick up some to have on hand. All were on sale or reduced price so I am pretty happy with them. I also picked up a prescription for my DH and looked around the new fresh food section. Ended with picking up a container of mini croissants, along with lasagna for dinner. Kept to the low side of my calorie count today because of the lack of real exercise. I did walk around the block with Frank & Phred the Wonder Dog and walked around Target for about 45 mins. Should have been wearing my pedometer today to see how many steps I took. Oh well tomorrow is another day.

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GRANNYS5 2/24/2011 3:45PM

    a walk around Walmart can add up some times emoticon wehn it is really nasty and I really want to walk I'll go to Walmart and walk for 45 min or an hour.. I see on the news this morning that some place in CA did get snow, they hadn't had snow since 1975.
bundle up!! emoticon

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LAURAAT 2/24/2011 8:56AM

    Sounds to me like you had a pretty good day, all things considered. Great job keeping on your cals on a low-exercise day, that's so tough for me!

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JHADZHIA 2/24/2011 8:25AM

    Snow in California? Wow! Would love to have your temperatures though. -42 windchills this morning and I still have to go out. I intend to walk back from my appointment, 60 minutes in the cold. But its all I can do until the surgeon gives me permission to use my right arm again. Its been a long and trying wait. A difficult and cold winter. So looking forward to it being over some day.
Hope you find your energy and can get some exercise.
I am always forgetting my pedometer too :(
Good for you keeping to the lower end of your calories when you are not exercising!
Keep up the good work!

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MOMFAN 2/24/2011 2:01AM

    I hate it when I forget to put mine on. Actually bought a couple more so I can keep one in my purse & car for when I forget to put it on.

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TXGRANDMA 2/23/2011 10:53PM

    Hey, Teri! So happy to see that you are back and blogging! What is wrong with DH? Hope that he gets well soon. How is your arm, any updates? Take care, and keep us updated! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thanks to everyone for the Valentines wishes & goodies

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I noticed I had a few Valentine wishes and goodies. It is still too difficult to write each of you personal "Thanks". I do want you all to know how much you kindness and good wishes have helped me over the last 5 weeks or so.
I still have pain, much more by the end of the day, which is when I do my Sparks stuff. I can only handle about an hour total, with breaks. I have gained a couple of more pounds but I know I will get it off in due time. I am once again moving my end date back, this time to June 29, 2011. This will be my 26th wedding anniversary and if nothing goes wrong (like falls or sickness) then I will be on track to get down to my goal weight. Love to you all! Teri

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GRANNYS5 2/23/2011 3:10PM

    you can do it, just keep your goal in focus..

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MOMFAN 2/23/2011 3:11AM

    You can so this! Remember it is the lifestyle that counts!

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DESERTDREAMERS 2/22/2011 10:51PM

    Big huggles and hope you're better soon.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/22/2011 10:06PM

    Stay on track my friend. I'm cheering for you. emoticon

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