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Catch up time. I am GOING to do this and NOW!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DH was happy to hear so many comments, I think he was a bit embarrassed when I read them to him but he never knew I wrote so much about him. He did understand how it helped me get through the last few months though.

Once in a while as I type way too slow I will become exasperated and I say things like, Spark takes up too much of my time. He always says just cut back, you know how much you like doing this, and you enjoy having these people in your life. I know he is right and happily he understands my need and he does support it.

Our plans to try to go out to dinner for his birthday meal was abandoned this morning when FOG rolled in after freezing rain. It was like walking in clouds down by the river. We decided to stay put and wait till DH can walk better, it will not be very long at the rate he is improving.

This morning was freezing rain and here it is almost midnight and it is in the 50's, strange indeed. It is wet but it is safe so no complaints from us. Many of my friends have much more dangerous weather to deal with.

I have finally taken the plunge back into my exercise program I am getting in more time and effort each day.

I am going to do my version of the 28 days of February which was the first time I did any challenge to be accountable for 4 weeks. That was my first full month of Spark and I remember it very well.

Monday was one mile, Tuesday was 2 and tonight was the three advanced Brisk mile with Leslie Sansonne. I might be limping in the morning but at least I know why. I stopped in November when we were both sick and now it is time to get back to taking care of my exercise program.

February is almost here so I am ready for it.

Today I walked 8029 steps, a far cry from other times but at least it is finally going up.

Off to bed and will try to do exercise in the am and PM tomorrow. It works better that way right now. I can space my time between upstairs and my little basement gym. emoticon emoticon's for your caring comments. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NASFKAB 2/2/2013 11:52AM

  great starting the challenge

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DOWNEASTLASS 2/1/2013 12:36PM

    We had the heavy fog, too -- there's a stretch in Lincolnville that's the worst! And now it's cold again. Typical Maine winter!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/31/2013 11:02PM

    We get fog like that too, but no freezing rain. I am NOT complaining, in case I ndeded to clarify;-) I hope dh had a pleasant birthday anyway.
I'm looking forward to being one of your challenge cheerleaders!

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TERRI289 1/31/2013 9:36PM

    So glad that dh was happy to hear from all your friends!!! I know that you need to get the exercise program up and running, and you sound like you are!!!

Just keep it going one day at a time!!! I had luck with WW before but I can't see spending the money to weigh in and listen to people talk at me..I have Spark people that I will listen to with great respect.

You are a great cook and you constantly inspire me to cook healhtier foods. Thank you!!!!xoxoxoxo emoticon

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EGGBASKET1 1/31/2013 9:31PM


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123ELAINE456 1/31/2013 9:04PM

  So glad that the both of You are doing so well. Hope You had a Special Happy Birthday Dinner for him at home. Very wise that you stayed home too. You are doing good getting back to your Exercise Program too. Have a Good Night Sleep and get plenty of rest. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Super Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I love hearing you talk like this. Things are progressing so well and you are back to some quality "me" time. Same goofy weather here.

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MILLISMA 1/31/2013 5:59PM

    You sound so upbeat, Pat!!! I think you are both doing great. You've been through some tough times but sure are leaving it all behind. So excited that DH is doing so well.....must be all that great care he's had.

hugs....Mary Anne

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SCOOTER4263 1/31/2013 3:19PM

    You and your DH have both been through some stuff recently, and it's great to see that both of you are doing well again. I know February will be a "reboot" time for many of us (myself included) and I know we can do it!

(((Hugs))) emoticon

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POOHGIRL1970 1/31/2013 2:16PM

    So glad to hear everything is headed in the right direction! Happy Birthday to DH and happy Thursday to you and WAY TO GO on your exercising!

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GOANNA2 1/31/2013 9:49AM

    What a wonderful cheery blog. You are back my dear.
Here's some Aussie emoticon sunshine to melt
the freezing temperatures. I'm so happy that you are
able to do your own thing. You go girl! emoticon
Good that Fred is under-standing about your Sparking.
Wish him a Happy Birthday and Many Happy returns
of the day for me. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/31/2013 8:38AM

    Awesome for both of you. sorry the weather spoiled the birthday plans, but sounds like it was a good day despite that.


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BETHGILLIGAN 1/31/2013 8:13AM

    Yep! Things are definitely getting back to normal at your house. Boy, that upbeat blog was good to read!!! Have a great day!

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CHALLENGER15 1/31/2013 8:12AM

    My own DH enjoys me having my Spark time as well.

I have found that when I don't exercise for a while, that I have to work my way back up to my amount of time, but it doesn't take so long as that journey did the first time. It feels good to get into that routine.

I am so glad that DH is doing so well. You are priceless!

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HARROWJET 1/31/2013 8:06AM

    emoticon from Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Happy birthday Fred.

Judy and Ted emoticon

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IMAGINGPRO 1/31/2013 7:25AM

    Pat I am very happy that you and your husband have gotten over that terrible flu. Glad that your husband is doing a great job and that he is very supportive of you. It really makes a difference when the two of you work together.

Congratulations on getting back on track with your walking and exercising plans. Before you know it you will be walking 4 miles a day. Keep up the good work.

I will hope and pray that February is a great month for the both of you.

Best wishes to you and your husband.

Love Dot
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WOWEETOO 1/31/2013 7:03AM

    aw well rest up looks like freezing is really coming your way and sister outside minneapolis has 16 inches and they took a plow from the nursing home and dug her a path to walk ... only next door ..but that's a lot of snow and they value their chief housekeeper over there..meaning of course nurses amd other staff won't clean toilets is below zero there also about minus 20..things not moving a lot for sure lol
anyway knows i loves you
the lady mary emoticon

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RD03875 1/31/2013 6:03AM

    Glad to hear things are getting back to normal for you!

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GDY2SHUZ 1/31/2013 2:19AM

    emoticon Pat!! You will be doing the work for yourself. I remember how well you did with walking....steps quite high and feeling great. emoticon , I will start soon also.

I am waiting for results. from the home, testing I did last week. MY appointment is next week.

Soon, you will be having that Birthday dinner. Take great care with any ice in the are. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 1/31/2013 1:01AM


I finally got notification of your blog so was able to just click on it instead of doing the search for your spark page and getting to your blog from there. So everything is back in working order.

We are just having rain and mild weather. I feel badly for all those in the way of the storms and pray for their safety.

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ARTJAC 1/31/2013 12:58AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon TO DH

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KATHY024 1/31/2013 12:23AM

    Happy Birthday wishes to your DH. I'm sending some Sunshine your way!

Sounds like you are getting back into the swing of things yourself. It feels good to exercise even if you get a bit stiff after, isn't it.

Hope your fog goes away soon as it is always a dangerous time if you have to get out and about. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 1/31/2013 12:14AM

    Glad to hear you are both doing good and you are getting back into a better exercise routine!
That is what I do, if SP gets too much for me, I just take a mini break or just cut back- I would never give it up-it is a happy part of my life now. Or you can just switch it up in what you, maybe less of one thing and more of another. I love to go to blogs and comment more than anything!
Yes, crazy weather we are having! Tornadoes in January-that is a rare one!! We have had record breaking temps in the mid 80's here in Florida in January! I don't mind that at all!! But, then you get the flooding in Australia and that is a tragic!
Take care and hope Fred has a speedy recovery! Hope he likes that leg cycle! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/31/2013 12:00AM

    Too bad about the fog. It can come a little alter.

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NEEDSHELP52 1/30/2013 11:37PM

    Pat, please pass on a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me to your DH. When you two do get to go out for his dinner I hope it is one of the best.
You're doing great. Hope you don't over do it getting back into the swing of exercising. Thank you for telling me where those videos are.
Take care, HUGS, Terry

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