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Monday, June 01, 2009

Mom's surgery has been postponed to next Monday. I just spoke to the vascular surgeon's nurse who happens to be my parents' nextdoor neighbor. This was a good thing because i was also able to get her cell number and give her my email address just in case we need to contact each other. Thanks for your prayers!

Hope I don't wear out you blogreaders - but I'm going to post my June goals separately!

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ANGORA4 6/1/2009 5:08PM

    Great you have access to her nurse! Woo hoo!

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DDOORN 6/1/2009 12:16PM

    Sending out wishes for smooth sailing for both you and your mother!


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Mom Update and me, too

Saturday, May 30, 2009

She's having surgery on Wednesday to have stents put in two blocked carotid arteries leading in her neck. This is something that had to be postponed, of course, due to the accident last August. Now that she's recovered from most of those injuries, it's time. Supposedly, it's not a very invasive procedure and she'll be able to come home from the hospital the day after. Prayers appreciated - as always. Some friends have said this will help with the memory problems and confusion - better blood flow to the brain.

As for me, I took Exam #2 of 3 yesterday and I think I did pretty well considering the short amount of time I had to study. One more to go - June 12. I also have a paper to write for this course (Old Testmanet Prophets). Monday is a German holiday so I'm going to FOCUS and get as much of that done as possible. The other study work I can do in small bites, but for writing tasks, I like bigger blocks of time.

Eating has been off for the past couple of days. I gave myself a break from tracking and it's showing. Just too much going on with the exam and all the phone calls to the States concerning dparents. I need better strategies for handling those things! Being a long-distance caregiver can be tough.

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HOMEBUNNY 6/1/2009 10:30AM


I will be praying for your mom. I hope you are able to get some work done on your paper. Keep us posted about your mom.


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SKISINCO 5/31/2009 12:44PM

    Prayers for your Dmom, I hope that it helps her and the the surgery is uneventful.

Good job on the exam, I'm sure you'll do fine with the last one as well.

Tomorrow is the start of a new month and a great time to get back on track! I too have been struggling and not entering my food. Time for a change! =)

Have a blessed week Michelle.

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ANGELBELIEVER 5/30/2009 11:37PM

    Hi Michelle, I am praying for your Mom and for you to ace those exams and the paper you are writing.

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CTEMPLE 5/30/2009 9:06PM

    Hope everything goes well with your mum's stents. Yes it's hard to have worries and exams at the same time.
Thanks for the nudge , I started Treadmill on Friday.

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LASHERTHECAT 5/30/2009 5:42PM

    What course are you taking? I have a Religious Studies masters, so I'm just curious...

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CGDINASIA 5/30/2009 5:14PM

I will be praying for your mom's surgery as well as your peace during this time. I know how hard it is being overseas and something like this happening. Also will be praying that you will be able to organize your thoughts and get them written for the paper that is due. Keep us posted as to the progress of all this. Hang on to the Lord!! Aren't we glad He has hold of us?

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

I was eating them as a snack. I've decided that I'm not keeping them in the house anymore for awhile. That's all I have to say about it! LOL

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ZELLAZM 5/30/2009 1:30PM

    They're a good snack - protein, good fat, but yep, it's the portion problem and I do like salt. One thing about that - the doctor says I don't have to worry about sodium content too much because of my very low blood pressure. But too much is still too much!

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SKISINCO 5/30/2009 12:29AM

    LOL, hard to have just one portion huh?!

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LASHERTHECAT 5/28/2009 2:15PM

    I feel your pain!! I'm so addicted to nuts! Any kind!!

Here's an idea... Package them in 1-oz portions, in baggies. That's what I did and it seemed to work.

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ANGELBELIEVER 5/28/2009 12:36PM

    I have to be so careful with cahsews. They are not in the house very often. Besides the fat content, the salt ets to me too.

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LADY_DONKEY 5/28/2009 12:34PM

    I hear ya. The positive side is, that I've learned, for me, is that it doesn't always have to be this way. Just sometimes, from time to time, they need to be out of the house.

Good for you for knowing when to step away. :-)

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

I "sneaked" a look at the scale today. I'm one of those who prefers to weigh in just once a week so the numbers don't become too important. But I peeked today, and think I'll have some good news to report on Monday. I expect that another plateau may be in my future - just wasn't too happy about one in the second week of regular tracking and staying in my ranges.

It's raining again so it looks like I may be indoors for exercise today. The alternatives are:

WATP with Leslie
A couple of Spark workouts with Coach Nicole on YouTube
A stint on the squeaky stairstepper
OR maybe just dancing around the LR to some good music!

Maybe I should start a Spark Poll of my own?!

UPDATE: It actually stopped raining for about an hour. Got in a 30-minute walk/jog while thunder was rolling in the distance. Humidity was about 200%!

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BFITNHAPPY 5/27/2009 5:32PM

    Michele..you are doing great. Congrats for sneaking in some exercise. Thanks for stopping by my blog..I really appreciate it. Hope the scale is kind to you..you deserve it!

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SKISINCO 5/23/2009 8:37AM

    Glad to hear the rain let up long enough for you to get out and move! Have a wonderful weekend!

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ANGORA4 5/21/2009 10:56PM

    Good for you, you didn't let those rain clouds deter you from making alternative plans. emoticon

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CTEMPLE 5/21/2009 6:53PM

    Well done M. I 'm planning on treadmill today pain or not! You inspire me.
HOw are you parents doing without you?
It stopped raining, but windy.

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PIANO*LADY 5/21/2009 11:47AM

    Good for you, Michelle! I'm trying to do better myself, and deciding that I want to has been the biggest struggle. I love your choices for a rainy day!

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RUBYSNANA 5/21/2009 8:11AM

    Glad to hear that you are making progress. We are finally having some good weather here which makes getting exercise outdoors so pleasant, but it sounds to me like you have mapped out some great workouts for your day. Enjoy!

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JANETELIZABETH1 5/21/2009 7:09AM

    Sounds like everything going well for you Michelle...
I could easily send you some Spanish emoticonIt's 27C emoticon

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Monday, May 18, 2009

I just got started on my way down again, lost a pound the first week and now, this week - no loss? Have I already hit the dreaded plateau? My eating has been pretty good, although I've gone a little bit over my calorie range several days this past week. Seems like all the exercise would have compensated for that.

Guess I need to do something to "surprise" my system. I have the day off from the language school tomorrow and am thinking of doing two workouts - one AM to get the day off with a burst of energy and one PM. We're supposed to have nice weather, so it will be fun to get out in it, maybe explore a path I haven't taken before. In between, I've got oodles of studying to do!

(Forgot to say there was a little loss of inches, so I must be doing something right!)

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CTEMPLE 5/19/2009 1:26AM

    Dear M don't worry about the weighing numbers, there are so many variables in the body. I'm sure the pounds will drop in time.
Lovely new pic!

Comment edited on: 5/19/2009 1:42:28 AM

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SKISINCO 5/18/2009 7:40PM

    Love the new pic! Hope your studying goes well.

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JANETELIZABETH1 5/18/2009 3:48PM

    Hi Michelle,
I have read (in passing!) that SP, Coach Nicole I expect, was recommending short bursts of 10 mins exercise as the best way to go!
I really hope you haven't hit a plateau so soon....maybe just tweak those calories too.

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