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Cabinets arrived, still in the boxes for a while.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

So we have the new flooring and the new cabinets. Hurrah for that. Unfortunately, they won't be going in for a least a couple of weeks. Progress is coming along great. We rented a 22 ft locking storage container from the city for $78 a month and that is now sitting in the driveway. Just looks lovely, in a beautiful blue color. lol
Weather has been very warm the last couple of days. Over 80+ today, broke a lot of records for this date locally.
Went bowling again today because today is free practice days for 2 hours. Have been meeting up often with the same group of people. Merilyn, Rey & Harry. Even ran into Harry last week at St. Jude's lab when we both were having our bloodwork drawn. Showed up today and the front desk guy saw me coming and already put me on another bowling lane, Ray said no put Teri with us. You know you have been at the bowling too often when everybody knows your name. No, sorry that is Cheers. lol
Sticking to the diet plan with no problems so far. Should have stuck to it more the last 6 months. I know I wouldn't have gained so much weight back. Live and learn from my mistakes. Just got to watch it next time I get down below 150, not to let the weight creep back on. Oh well life is a roller coaster and I am on the ride to stay to the end.

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DDOORN 1/6/2012 9:15AM

    I am envious of your having the home re-done just to your liking!

What a wonderful investment of time, money and effort!

Check out my latest blog for links to the science behind why it takes such effort and vigilance to maintain our weight loss!


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NYKIMMIE 1/5/2012 1:00PM

    Sounds like thingsare coming along. emoticon

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_LINDA 1/5/2012 10:35AM

    Lucky you bowling!! I so want to get back into it. Just hate all these surgery and recovery roadblocks..I last bowled in my early 20's, before a major RA flare up knocked me out. It was an activity my Mom loved and for a brief time I was on a team with her.
Delays, delays and yet more delays on your renos, I feel for you, but its a very common occurrence these days..
The best thing you can do is get out and enjoy yourself like you are doing with bowling!
Have fun and stay on track!! I am one to talk, I went from a surgery weight of 113 to 124, too much holiday snacking and rich food :PP. At least the Dr. is allowing me some limited cardio no -1/2 hr per day on a bike and the elliptical. I can feel my lay off!! The strength training is killing me!

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KATHY024 1/5/2012 3:19AM

    Sounds like you are moving forward in a positive way in all areas of your life. !! Congrats!

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TXGRANDMA 1/5/2012 1:25AM

    Oh, Wow! Sounds like the house is coming along, slowly but surely! I hear you on the food choices! I was a naughty girl over the Holidays, too! I would LOVE to get below 150! That would be terrific! Lets shoot for that goal together!
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TWEETYKC00 1/5/2012 12:04AM

    I bet you can't wait for the work to be done, will there be before and after pictures? Have a blast bowling, it can be good exercise after all!

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Tomorrow should be interesting.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I have started back following my calorie inputs and exercising. I still haven't caught up with the online exercises for the new team but I will catch up.
Tomorrow the new kitchen cabinets arrive. It will take a while for all of them to be installed by my hubby, son and myself. This has to be done after the floor is put in and when Jeff has a day off from reg. work. In the last 7 weeks we have got a ton of work done on the house.
Did pretty well in bowling league today. I was still pretty tired out from bowling 5+ hours on Sunday. My first game was 153, the 2nd 134 and the last one I hit 100. I did not have any get up and go after the first 2 games. I also am adjusting to new medication again and not use to how tired it can make me feel.
Anyway I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. xo

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JAMER123 1/4/2012 4:16PM

    That's a lot of bowling!! I used to bowl on a league and after the 3rd game, I was ready to go home. Of course that was many yrs. ago. (LOL) You have had so much work to do. It sounds as though you are getting close to being done. Hope all goes well today and the cabinets are up and going!!
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BKWERM 1/4/2012 11:12AM

    Wow! 5 hours of bowling? I played for just over an hour last summer and my elbows were in agony for a few days afterwards. It's really too bad because I had a lot of fun playing.

Looking forward to seeing some photos of your house. I'm glad it's progressing well for you.

Take care.

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_LINDA 1/4/2012 12:17AM

    Wow, you must have really been putting in the hours on that house. I hope the end is finally in sight.. Missed your blogs and photos on your progress..
If the medication is being a problem, be sure to ask your Dr. about it, how long you can expect the tiredness to last, if its normal, etc..
Hope your New Year is a fabulous one and that you can get to enjoy your renovations rather than constantly working on them.

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    5 hours of bowling? Wow, you rock (and roll)! Good luck with the cabinets.

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Happy New Year everyone. First blog of 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

OK, I am planning to get back in the game. I have gained allot of weight back currently I was 179 at the doctors on the 29th of Dec. and I am not too happy about that at all.

November sucked because I sprained my ankle on the 1st and was told to stay off of it for 10 days. Then I had an eye infection that made it difficult to be in the sun. After that I got the flu that last for close to 10 days. Guess what November was shot. I gained close to 15 lbs during the month. lol

The men have been working hard on the house (construction) which I didn't help out much with partly because I have been having problems with my medications. My Rheumy kept trying to lower the dose of Celcept but I kept having stomach problems and just could no longer tolerate it. I had been on this drug since spring of 2009. He is afraid to stop giving me any medications: because he/we (my hubby) know that eventually my kidneys will not work properly again. So now I am back on Immuran and hope it works. I was taking Immuran for about 10 yrs up till spring of 2009 when it stopped working for me. We are hoping for the best since I can not tolerate many of the other medications that can be used. Of course there is a new Lupus drug out now but getting insurance companies to pay for new stuff is like pulling teeth. We shall hope for the best.

Have been doing a lot of bowling. Having fun league bowling every week. The alley has been having specials for league bowlers where you pay $10 and can bowl all you want. I did this on Christmas afternoon and also yesterday the first. I bowl 9 games myself b/4 some of my bowling friends showed up so I was pretty tired out last night.

Joined the January Jump start challenge today, so I am a couple of days behind on the workout but will catch up with no problem. Plan on tracking my exercise mins. and food starting this week as well. Hope to be here for my friends once again. xo

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Update pictures and other junk

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Just an example of the water damage we had from the blog "It Rained in my House today" from last month. This was b/4 the roof was completed on the new front porch.

How the new roof looks. We still have to finish the front porch with brick. We will be working on the house until the middle of January. No holidays for us this year.

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JAMER123 11/30/2011 11:44PM

    You really had a big leak with a fair amount of damage!! Having to redo work done is no fun. Love your pictures of the house. It really is a beautiful addition. Too bad it will take you into the new year for work but you will have a wonderful place to relax!!
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DNJEN471 11/26/2011 12:51PM

    No fun! Looks like a lot of work!

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IZZYBEBOP 11/25/2011 6:14PM

    So sorry to hear about the leak and the damage. Such a shame with all that you've done already.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 11/22/2011 10:33AM

    Sorry to hear about the water damage - be sure you get the 'inside' well-dried out to avoid mold. We have a leaky spot in our roof, too, and although we've gotten roofers out to 'fix' it 5-6 times, it still came in when we got heavy rain this week - we thought maybe it was FINALLY fixed but....apparently not!

Your new porch looks great - what a wonderful way to give yourself a holiday gift!

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DDOORN 11/17/2011 2:26PM

    Water can be such an enemy to our homes!

GL in bouncing back...


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_LINDA 11/17/2011 12:59AM

    Sorry you had that trouble :(, but that outer shot looks good!

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TWEETYKC00 11/17/2011 12:01AM

    The house is really coming along now, too bad it won't be done sooner.

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Another picture from Halloween. Check out my eyes.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I really wanted to share this close up and show the eye lashes I wore as "Cher". My husband friends sent it our way. Haven't been online for over a week because I serverely sprained my ankle. I am going to download pictures tomorrow of the current housework (construction) and will include the picture of the ankle.

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BARBARASDIET 11/9/2011 12:48PM

    Cool costumes!

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RELLIMTENAJ 11/9/2011 12:51AM

    You are looking great!

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SUPERMOUSE35 11/9/2011 12:37AM

    Great pic!

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_LINDA 11/9/2011 12:34AM

    Awesome make up!! So sorry about your ankle, what a tough thing to happen :(( Hope its feeling better.. Ice, elevation and rest..

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JAMER123 11/9/2011 12:32AM

    Great picture. Hope your ankle is getting a little better. Sprains are, most of the time, worse than a fracture. Take good care of it! Thinking about you often. Waiting for more pics!!
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TWEETYKC00 11/9/2011 12:06AM

    Cher and her pimp, like it! I'm sorry about your ankle, I hope it heals fast for you.

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