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Incredible Bryce Canyon Falls.

Monday, October 27, 2014

This was the most breath taking vista we saw. The bridge entrance over the falls:

View from the top:

Long view:

Just was soaking in all these incredible views:

Rooty path down:

Boiling caldron:

Tiny bit of sun:

Exploding water:

My niece relaxing by edge:

In the parking lot the crows claimed the area for their own:

Were not afraid of us at all:

I had attempted a video of the falls, but kept cutting it off. So I may show the best one just to hear the noise of the falls.
Today was barely above freezing, with heavy overcast and a mix of rain and snow. Mom came over to take me shopping to Value Village and Wally World. Not a productive day. Bad sleep again left me draggy. I tried a nap after the shopping. Both stores had cement floors, always hard on the joints to walk on.
My new desktop computer's keyboard had fading little letters and was difficult to see in my dark apartment so when I was shopping at Dollarama, I spotted a keyboard with huge black letters on a yellow background! For only $3 it worked great, can even see it just by the light of the monitor! Bonus was instead of arrows, the shift and enter key had words on them, so no more confusion what they were lol.
I took back a kitchen weigh scale because when I opened it up and tried it the display was plain old Liquid Crystal Display, the black lettering on a grey background which I find difficult to see. The cover had blue numbers on a black background, so I was hoping it was LED. Bathroom scales are coming in that wonderful bright display, I wonder why kitchen ones are not? Maybe when I get my new glasses this won't be such an issue..
The cold season always brings out the worst in my disease, and I am struggling to get past the wall of pain and lethergy to get my exercising in. I could easily fall back into couch potato mode during the dark cold months which last so very long here. Okay, I am whining about the abrubt end of our Indian summer..
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I am enjoying the meditation series my friend Kaligirl gave a link to. Most important issue so far was the forgiving of those who have wronged you. The poison of your past will always have a profound influence on you until you can release it and let it go and perhaps even forgive. Wishing those who wronged you well, picturing them sitting across from you was very powerful and quickly brought up those old emotions. I can see why meditation is so strongly recommended. All those with frantic, busy lives, huge stress and emotional issues need to discover this calming path.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment!

  
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MJREIMERS 10/30/2014 10:03PM

    Beautiful pictures and I'll have to look into that meditation series that Kaligirl recommended. I'm still working on getting past a "wrong." emoticon

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KAYOTIC 10/30/2014 9:37AM

    beautiful pics as usual, you do get out to some great places!

Are you listening to the Healing Rhythms meditation series? I'm doing that one too, and it sounds like what I've been listening too, it's really nice. And meditation is a great practice, I've found myself much calmer and better centered since I've started.

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ICECUB 10/29/2014 8:00PM

    THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS. I WORK ON CEMENT FLOOR SO I CAN RELATE. I HAVE ARTHRITIS IN MY (r) HIP AND LEG.

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LINDA! 10/28/2014 10:57PM

    Absolutely beautiful photos.

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1SURFWALKER 10/28/2014 10:12PM

    Love it...such beauty! Glad you got out to see it all.
Your winters are like our summers...hard to get out and exercise outside. It gets so darn hot here, it makes me sick if out too long. I have a feeling we are all going to experience another bad cold winter. We are even going to be down to 39 this weekend...and this is October! Hate it!


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JANISMKW 10/28/2014 9:17PM

    Great pictures! You must have SO many great memories!

I love meditation and think forgiveness is such a powerful thing! Good for you.

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WATERMELLEN 10/28/2014 8:43PM

    What a gorgeous spot -- particularly like the cauldron pic.

Sorry that the cold dark weather is closing in on you -- my light box is a big help for me in the winter time.

And that idea of forgiveness -- a powerful one for sure!

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SANDICANE 10/28/2014 8:29PM

    I've never heard of Bryce Canyon Falls but it sure is beautiful. I'm going to google it and then show my DH your pics!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 10/28/2014 9:46AM

    I just love the sound of water. Burbling in a creek, flowing over a falls, water is life itself.

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KALIGIRL 10/28/2014 8:37AM

    This is the season to hibernate, so I can totally relate to your lethargy and only hope your pain will lesson...
So glad you are following the meditations - I always get something out of them and this time it was a simple way to breathe - concentrate on deeper, slower, quieter and more regular - emoticon
"One of the most powerful techniques for transforming our lives is meditation."

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123ELAINE456 10/28/2014 3:29AM

  These a very beautiful Breathtaking Photos. And Thank You for being so Inspirational to Everyone. You are Amazing. WTG!!! God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Coming Your Way. Take Good Care Of Yourself and Stay Healthy.

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 10/27/2014 11:55PM

    Awesome pictures! Just like the woman who shared them with us!!!

Thank you for inspiring ME to do better!

HUGS!

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NOLAHORSERIDER 10/27/2014 8:49PM

    Thank you for sharing. The pictures are beautiful! :)

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2DAWN4 10/27/2014 8:42PM

    Stunning pictures! Thank you so much for sharing!

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BC Trip Into The Clouds

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It was still overcast and foggy when we went to see the 2nd longest falls in Canada:

We had to go up this very narrow switchback road to get there:

There had been an avalanche here, always a risk in the mountains:
Takakkaw Falls:

Rocky River:

The path to get to the viewing point was gorgeous:

We were up high and surrounded by mountains with glaciers:

Closer view of one:

We stopped at the lookout over the convergence of two rivers, the Kicking Horse and Athabasca:

There was a noticeable color difference of the two rivers:

My niece tries to get a closer shot:

My effort:

There was a path down, but it was very steep and trecherous:

A little bit of blue sky:

On the Icefields Parkway there were plenty of glaciers to be seen:

Another one:

The one we came to see, the Athabasca Glacier:

On the other side of this glacier and mountain is the American part, called the Columbia Icefields:

Its massive but is receding very fast. On the path up they had year markers showing where it had been.
News:
I was so pleased to be able to do 30 minutes on the elliptical, my low impact DVD and then later my first fitness class, a step one, since my arm problems began December 23. I felt really good in my new shoes, like I could have just kept going longer then the 60 minutes :-)
Unfortunately, I have gained a pound. I was way below on my calorie range (by 700!!) yesterday, but high on fat which seems to be a chronic problem when I look over my history. Any dairy I have is no fat, but the other is healthy fats from vegetable sources. You do need some fat to absorb the nutrients from your fruit and vegetables, but I do wonder how much and if I could cut back on it somehow.
I am close to being able to go home permanently. I was able to put a cover on my arm and not only shower, but shave my arm pits as well. I also was able to take off the bandage from my arm that was put on after the stitches were taken out. The one thing I could not do was cut my nails, very frustrating as they are growing fast :-( The arm still does not feel normal and I do not have full use of my fingers range of motion. It is progressing with the bending though.
Its more convenient to stay with Mom though for when I get my physiotherapy sessions, as I can just walk from her place. Mom is so nervous about my Stepdad's (he is 83) driving as she said he almost hit a pedestrian yesterday because he wasn't paying attention that the person was going to step off the curb. He is forgetful, having to ask where we are going several times. But Mom is incredibly nervous and is constantly yelling out watch that car or person even when its nothing to worry about, that they are not even close. I don't know how he deals with her constant nattering.
The wind has been ferocious meaning my apartment has been flooded with my neighbour's cigarette smoke. So anxious to get away from that, but also enjoying my independence here and my great big screen computer and high speed internet, such a difference.
I made an appointment to get my eyes checked so I could get new glasses. So sick of these ill fitting ones I can't see close up with. My eyes get tired and sore if I am on the computer or reading too much. Its the worst ones I have ever dealt with. Learned my lesson -you get what you pay for. There were all kinds of things wrong with the chain I went to -its clear the owner was in it to make a buck, not help people see. But the reason I chose them was because of the huge variety of frames. I have been scouring the regular optometrist's offices, but most don't have what I am looking for. All they have is those tiny narrow square frames and I wanted something bigger and rounder which would not only compliment my oval face better, but give me a larger reading area. My progressives now have only a tiny reading area I have to move my head to see and it takes very little movement to go blurry. I usually end up looking through just one lens. Also I wanted something more sporty, able to stand up to rough treatment, like a flex arm band, but they had none. I have gone through brush on the trails and been whacked in the face by branches when I am busy watching where my feet are going instead of my face :-P
I have been singularly unsuccessful trying to recruit rookies for my special bridge game on Tuesday that I am running. It is played simultaneously across Canada and the participants have always raved about it and wished we could hold more like it, but its only once a year. It would seem my coming home has been a waste of time in that regard :-( It will be the smallest game we have had yet. Some have already done the snowbird thing. We lose a lot of our membership to the south in the winter.
Today I will do some work at the club and relax.
Bye for now, have a restful Sunday!




  
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1SURFWALKER 10/28/2014 10:06PM

    Wow, Linda so glad you are sharing your trip with us. Canada is so beautiful and those waterfalls are spectacular!
Glasses seem to never be right as long as I have had them. Until my last pair...they are great as far as durability, but don't ever get one with painted metal...it starts coming off from the oil, sweat from the face. Of course, it was after the warranty was over!
Glad you are getting better! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Seems most of the time SP doesn't like my videos anymore...think it is my Windows smart phone.

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C8TSON 10/27/2014 8:53PM

    What beautiful photos! They always are! I hope you get your glasses situation fixed! I don't wear glasses, but I have friends who are very particular about their glasses and how they fit/help them see/etc. Also, YAY for upcoming freedom! As much as we love parents, it's always good to get back to our own independence! emoticon

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SANDICANE 10/27/2014 3:54PM

    The area where you live a beautiful! And those pics...wow! I wanna see those places in person.

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KALIGIRL 10/27/2014 10:31AM

    Sounds like all is going well - glad to hear it!

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 10/26/2014 8:04PM

    Such awesome photos! You have a beautiful country up there! I'm glad you are healing and about ready to return to your home! Keep up the good work!

HUGS!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 10/26/2014 3:05PM

    Great photos! And the waterfalls - magical. Glad you are doing better.

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123ELAINE456 10/26/2014 12:04PM

  These are Beautiful Photos. Sounds like it was a Wonderful Hike too. Hope you can find some eye glasses that you will like too; God Blessings Always. Have a Marvelous Day. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!Coming Your Way. Take Care and Stay Healthy.

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CATIATM 10/26/2014 11:17AM

    You really do make the most of your surroundings. Great pics! I'm so glad you're improving and doing more and more. Vision is so important - I'm sorry your glasses aren't cutting the mustard and hope you get them sorted at a better place. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 10/26/2014 9:57AM

    What a great falls hike --- love the pics!

Hope you're successful in finding new glasses that work better for you. Makes such a difference!!

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RAPUNZEL53 10/26/2014 9:20AM

  Great Pictures! Thanks for posting!

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Tough Hike Photos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We started out on a gorgeous well above average temperature fall morning:

Scrambling down a boulder and rock strewn steep path to get to the bottom of that bridge where the trail started we looked at the graffiti:

The rocks weren't so bad, like uneven stepping stones:

But the slumping areas, with very little to grab on to were the worst:

Daisy scopes the path out while Mom starts to crawl on hands and knees, not bad for a person with artificial hips:

No foot holds or anything to hang on to:

Wondering how long this tree would hang on in the slump:

Mom navigating:

Normal trail finally:

Daisy gets a sniff:

The trail wound in and around by the river:

They actually shored up the trail around the old cement pipe:

It was interesting going from a barren trail:

To still green:

Then when we got closer to the train bridge there is this neat arbor of trees I love walking through:

Today it is much cooler and rainy. We took the opportunity to go downtown and check out all the sales. I tried on some Asics Gel Nimbus 15 and immediately fell in love with them. I have never had this brand before, but that feel amazing! They were $60 off.
This afternoon I finally get my stitches out.
Have a great day everyone, thanks for stopping by!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/24/2014 8:01PM

    GREAT PICTURES!!! Your trail looks pretty scary though. Not sure I could have made all of it. Glad your mom did okay with it though and you are both safe!
Hope all went well with you getting your stitches out.
Prayers, blessings and hugs,
Helen

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CATIATM 10/23/2014 9:30AM

    I love your photos! You find beauty everywhere. emoticon

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1SURFWALKER 10/23/2014 2:07AM

    Wow..,now that was a difficult trail! You two did great! Daisy did too!
I love my Asics..I have 3 Pr., about to buy the same ones soon. Glad you like them!!!
Have a good day...glad the stitches are out. Sorry it hurt so bad. Hugs

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JANISMKW 10/22/2014 9:53PM

    Glad you made it safely through the trail with no mishaps! Your surgeon would not be happy if you lost your footing!

Congrats on getting your stitches out!

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KANOE10 10/22/2014 9:29PM

    Avis nimbus is my favorite shoe. I love the support. They are worth every penny. Wow. What a hard hike. You and your mom are outstanding. Hugs. Good news on the stitches.

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123ELAINE456 10/22/2014 9:21PM

  These are very Beautiful Photos. You and your Mom are much braver than I would ever be going down the slumping areas like that. I would be very afraid of falling and getting seriously hurt. I get light headed, dizzy and off balanced at times so it would not be a very safe thing to do for me. So please be careful (your Mom and You) and stay safe on theses hikes. from falling and getting hurt. Looks like the three of you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves today on the hike. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Good Thoughts, Prayers, and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!Coming Your Way. Take Care of Yourself and Stay Healthy. Glad to hear that they took the stitches out of your arm so it can continue to heal on it own. May you have a complete healing of the arm too.

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WATERMELLEN 10/22/2014 7:58PM

    What a super hike -- and I can see how much all three of you (you, mum and Daisy) enjoyed it!!

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 10/22/2014 7:42PM

    Hope things feel better with the stitches out!

HUGS!

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SLENDERELLA61 10/22/2014 5:03PM

    Love the photos. Does look like a challenging hike. I've had Asics before and bet you will love them! Take care.

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WIFE48 10/22/2014 4:48PM

    Loved the photos. Interesting trail.

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PJMX18 10/22/2014 3:05PM

  Beautiful photes! They really paint the picture of your hike well.

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C8TSON 10/22/2014 2:53PM

    Great photos as always! That looks like it was a pretty scary trail! Wow! I'm glad y'all made it ok without any bumps or bruises. Take care! And yay for getting stitches out!

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BC Trip

Sunday, October 19, 2014

We went from:

and this:

To this:

rain as we got higher into the mountains:

We drove by an avalanche area:

We were headed for the clouds:

Steel netting for some protection against falling rocks:

Little falls were constantly streaming along the road:

Narrow gaps cut through the mountain:

A cloudfall:

We finally arrived at our destination, a lodge nestled at the highest point in the mountains.

We wanted to do a quick hike before supper so asked if there were any short trails.

This was only supposed to be 40 minutes so off into the fog (clouds)

red mushroom:

Boards through the wettest parts:

We came upon this gorgeous lake:

The blue water was so pretty:

Easy to see the bottom:

The short hike lasted two hours, but was worth it.
Back at our room, it was totally socked in:

We walked around getting photos in the fog:

We competed trying to get the coolest picture of lights in the fog:

In the morning we headed off into the fog to see a great waterfall, and caught this train going through a tunnel:

That is enough for today.
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The party last night was poorly attended, I suspect because of the afternoon game. So there was lots left over. There were various desserts and I tried them all: emoticon
An incredible chocolate creation that was so rich and incredibly good it made my teeth ache on first bite! Then a couple of tiny pieces of a pumpkin and cream pie. I had three pieces of pizza of varying size, couldn't even guess how to track them all accurately. Then there were those little Halloween chocolates I ate through the evening as it was boring with few calls and the person who was supposed to direct went home leaving me alone.
I wasn't feeling great this morning. After walking over five miles on pavement yesterday, I ached all over, especially my foot :-( But after pigging out last night, I felt I needed a good workout. I chose my favorite Zumba DVD Exhilarate and went at. I was moving my right arm fully, but when I got about 2/3 of the way through, I felt a sharp pain in my right arm muscle. It was done :-( I carried on anyway, getting into the lower body and moving my right arm sparingly. It did feel good to move again even if various body parts were complaining.
I washed up and had lunch and found that my whole arm was sore. Might have been too soon for Zumba movements even though I was trying to be careful and not make any jerky or really fast movements.
Its a great day outside, sunny and reseasonably warm for this time of the year, so I want to get out.
Enjoy your Sunday, thanks for stopping by!

  
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KALIGIRL 10/20/2014 8:36AM

    Glad you got to savor some treats and are listening to your body - take care with that arm!

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123ELAINE456 10/20/2014 12:19AM

  I agree with MOMA_BEAR_69 Such Beautiful Breathtaking Photos. And a Wonderful Two Hike. Well Worth The Time. Please slow down and take good care of you arm. Good Blessings Always. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!Coming Your Way. Have a Great Day out in the Warm Sunshine too. Take Care and Stay Healthy.

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SANDICANE 10/19/2014 10:28PM

    Hopefully, day by day, you will find improvement in your mobility and pain levels!!! Thinking of you....

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LINDA! 10/19/2014 10:15PM

    The pics are amazing. What a wonderful place to walk. Sorry that you felt some pain. But rest and take care of yourself.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/19/2014 10:09PM

    So glad you are able to enjoy your hikes and some beautiful weather! Thank you for sharing your AWESOME pictures and taking us along on your hike! You have some of the prettiest scenery I have ever seen!!! Your hike was definitely a wonderful two hours spend outdoors!!!
Sorry the party was so poorly attended and you had so much left over. Glad you enjoying tasting them. It would have been difficult for me to pass up all those delicious goodies.
So sorry that you overdid it walking on the pavement but WAY TO GO on doing your Zumba DVD and getting your exercise done. Sorry you hurt your arm. Please take it slow and easy as you get back into the swing of things.
So happy that you are able to get out and enjoy your beautiful weather and Indian Summer. Hope your Sunday was as happy as this blog! Have a TERRIFIC week.
Continued blessings and hugs,
Helen

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JANISMKW 10/19/2014 9:50PM

    Lovely pics. Must have been cool being in the clouds.

Careful with that arm!!! Is your heel better? Must be, right?

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C8TSON 10/19/2014 9:29PM

    Beautiful pictures! I can't imagine driving by tiny waterfalls--how amazing! I'm sorry to hear about the arm pain after Zumba. I hope that it will clear up by tomorrow. emoticon emoticon

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MJREIMERS 10/19/2014 7:45PM

    Gorgeous pictures! emoticon for sharing! I'm sorry that you experienced pain during your workout. I'm glad that you were able to finish, though! Positive and healing energy being sent your way.

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WATERMELLEN 10/19/2014 6:18PM

    Loved the BC blog-- that's a lodge I'd want to visit myself absolutely!!

And although I'd have the same impulse to burn off calories you did -- sounds like you maybe need to take it a bit easier on that arm for awhile longer?????

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 10/19/2014 5:46PM

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JERICHO1991 10/19/2014 4:32PM

    Sounds like lots of good physical activity.

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Maintenance is Tough, But Its Even Tougher When..

Saturday, October 18, 2014

You have chronic health conditions that constantly challenge you, you are recovering from surgery that limits your exercise and you do not have total control over the food you eat.
I am living with my Mom as I recover from major arm surgery. Her husband doesn't eat fruits or vegetables and she eats very little. They are carb lovers -he eats half a loaf of bread every day and she would rather eat her buns, bagels, specialty breads and flat breads for meals rather than any fruit or veggies. They are both meat eaters and I prefer vegetarian. She allows some space in her fridge and her freezer for my food choices, but when her neighbor brought over a bountiful harvest of fresh veggies, she only kept the carrots and some squash and some potatoes, giving the rest away because it would spoil before having a chance to eat it as neither of them would eat any of it. I love some of the grains, but my favorite bun we both like a lot is a whopping 260 calories in spite of being whole wheat whole grain flax. So its been a struggle to keep my calories in check. I had limited my grains to 1 or 2 servings a day and that worked for me, but they were much lower calorie then what they have. Yet in spite of all this, I am happy to say I lost a lb since my last weigh in Sept 26. Wasn't expecting it, but I am becoming more active now, with the arm free to move now I have better balance and can safely walk and hit the trails.. We are having an Indian summer here now with temperatures in the mid teens ( 16 C, 61 F today) so I am torn between staying with Mom and having access to the trails, or going back to my apartment and having access to my gyms and beloved fitness classes. But I think enjoying hikes with the adorable Daisy and Mom will win out.
I do love my Mom and enjoy staying with her, but I do need to get back into my apartment, my life and my food. If the arm continues to progress, so I am hoping it will be soon. This month is the busiest at the club for me with special events and games and I should be here for better helping out.
To borrow and modify from a Spark friend's saying:
Life can be good even when you are constantly tired from lack of sleep and in pain, but its even better when you can get out, be fit as possible and enjoy a normal weight range. Choose your challenge. Live life to the fullest or stay home stuck in a rut.
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Another BC photo (for LJCANNON):

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/22/2014 8:57PM

    emoticon Attitude and blog Linda!!! WAY TO GO on keeping such a positive attutide!!!
Continuing prayers for rapid and complete healing although it sounds like you are doing very well. So glad you are able to enjoy your hikes and some beautiful weather! Thank you for sharing your AWESOME pictures and taking us along on your hike!
Hope you are able to return to your apartment and back to your routine and healthier eating habits soon. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying fresh fruits and veggies. Can't wait until next year when ours will be ready to harvest again! Our growing season is over and even the farmers's markets are closed until next year. So our fruits and veggies will soon be coming from the grocery store...just not as yummy as our fresh grown ones though.
So glad you are able to spend time with your mom, stepdad and Daisy during your recovery even as you miss your normal routine.
Prayers, blessings and hugs,
Helen


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/19/2014 9:00PM

    emoticon Attitude and blog Linda!!! WAY TO GO on keeping such a positive attutide!!!
Continuing prayers for rapid and complete healing although it sounds like you are doing very well.
Hope you are able to return to your apartment and back to your routine and healthier eating habits soon. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying fresh fruits and veggies. Can't wait until next year when ours will be ready to harvest again! Our growing season is over and even the farmers's markets are closed until next year. So our fruits and veggies will soon be coming from the grocery store...just not as yummy as our fresh grown ones though.
So glad you are able to spend time with your mom, stepdad and Daisy during your recovery even as you miss your normal routine. CONGRATULATUIONS on your pound loss also!!! TERRIFIC!!!
Prayers, blessings and hugs,
Helen


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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 10/19/2014 8:58AM

    Thank you for that quote/paraphrase! I needed to hear that this morning!

HUGS!

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KANOE10 10/19/2014 8:18AM

    You are doing so.well

You are maintaining and even losing a pound while healing. My sister is the same as your parents. She will not eat fruits and veges. I so glad the surgery is helping your arm.

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123ELAINE456 10/18/2014 10:41PM

  You have a very positive attitude about your life and what you are going through. So glad that you are able to go hiking at times (Do be very Careful) and spend time with your Mom and Daisy. As far as your diet goes do the best you can with while you are living with your Mom and Step Dad. It is Wonderful that you have them to fall back on and to help you in times like this. Many people don't have anyone. Congratulations on your 1 Pound Weight Loss. WTG!!! Keep Pushing Forward. And Hang In There. You Will Make It Through this. God Blessings Always. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!Coming Your Way. Have a Great Day. Enjoy the Nice Weather that you are having while you can. Take Care and Stay Healthy.

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1SURFWALKER 10/18/2014 6:27PM

    Hang in there! Keep doing what is best for you at the time...all else will fall into place as needed. Love those turtles! One came swimming right up to us the other day at the lake....wants food!!

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KALIGIRL 10/18/2014 5:38PM

    Glad you'll be returning to 'your' life soon and wonderful that you're blessed to stay with your mom when you're in recovery mode!

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SANDICANE 10/18/2014 1:39PM

    Yay baby! When I was "stuck in my chair" last winter, and at DH's mercy for all meals...oh boy, it was tough.

So good for you for thinking about it all...and for taking the action you can!!! You're a winner Linda, and you'll win this time toooooooooooo!

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SLENDERELLA61 10/18/2014 12:12PM

    Glad to hear you are making progress on the arm healing. Living with your mom has to be tough. I just had guests whose food choices drove me up a wall. Really. So hoping your healing goes fast and you can get back to your place, your routine, your food very, very soon. That is great that you have continued to be as active as you possibly can. Good for you! And the pound gone? Amazing. Good job.

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C8TSON 10/18/2014 10:44AM

    That is so very frustrating to be stuck in a situation where you are forced to eat unhealthy. Not only that, most people keep different routines. Most of the people I know who don't eat healthy, also do not keep a sound schedule about eating either. I'm sorry your mom didn't keep anymore of the wonderful fresh veggies either. I sure hope you can get back to your own routine and lifestyle quickly. Take care, and get well soon so you can do just that! emoticon emoticon

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CATIATM 10/18/2014 10:41AM

    I think you are taking a really positive view of a tough situation. I am glad you're healing and hope you're able to transition back to your own digs soon. emoticon

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KAYOTIC 10/18/2014 10:40AM

    You are doing so well despite your challenges. It is so hard to relinquish the control over your food choices, but it sounds like you are doing the best you can in the situation. Enjoy the opportunity now to hit the trails, and look forward to having more control over your food and gym access when you get back to your own place!

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WATERMELLEN 10/18/2014 10:39AM

    Loved this blog -- and you are absolutely right, it's hard to imagine circumstances more difficult than yours for maintaining -- and still, you've lost a pound and you keep right on keeping on.

Awesome.

Astonishing.

Amazing
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Triple A, that's you!!!

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HAPPYSOUL91 10/18/2014 10:22AM

    Love the encouragement you give us and the reminder to do our best with what we have in the moment. Enjoy the walks while you can because pretty soon it will be winter.

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