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July 18 is Nelson Mandela's 95th Birthday and I have a birthday too

Thursday, July 18, 2013


I have had a good day so far, my sister in law stopped by on her way to work and gave me a Starbucks travel coffee mug and gift-card! She knows I like Starbucks and pop in whenever I can! That was so nice of her!

I have booked a mani - pedi for my birthday from my DH and that will be happening tomorrow


Today DH and I are going to see Johnny Depp's movie - The Lone Ranger! Can't wait, love Johnny Depp!

We had steak and salad for dinner last night!

I had blood-work done yesterday and they called to say my Iron is low and I need to take supplements! REALLY!!!!

My iron has been low for about 5 years now! There must be another cause for it!

Anyway , I will eat a bunch of KALE and take supplements!

How is your day 18 of the challenge going?

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For those who asked, I have been taking a supplement on and off...but mostly off! LOL
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SHEILA1505 7/19/2013 12:42PM

    Belated Happy Birthday!
I've been in hospital this week - wonderful fresh food, lousy cooking! I'm sure I've lost weight. DD2 sent me a huge basket of fruit and chox from London and a Teddy Bear to cheer me up. I decided the hospital couldn't do much harm to salads - and they didn't and today's breakfast omelette was good, too, though they should have mentioned it contained cheese! So ... unwittingly, my July streak of no yellow cheese has been interrupted ... it was supposed to be mushroom only - what about dietary requirements? Did they tell Lactose intolerant people? Grrrr

I'm going to have to get some professional advice about exercise and see a back specialist, plus my chiropractor, to learn how to deal with arthritis in Lumbar 4 and 5 and the associated pinched nerves

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GOANNA2 7/19/2013 10:55AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday Mel. Have a
wonderful day. Enjoy your mani-pedi day. Let
us know what the movie is like. emoticon

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ERIN1128 7/18/2013 10:33PM

    Happy birthday!!!

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K-GETTING-FIT 7/18/2013 8:34PM

    Popped back over to report I did my hike in the 95 degree heat and had a blast. It was wonderful. My HRM read 723 cals burned and I felt like I could have gone on and on. Now, not kidding about the next thing...we saw thousands of toads and frogs. They were everywhere. I spotted four different frog species and one kind of toad. I love that stuff. There were sections where I had to move a stick in front of me so I wouldn't step on them and then along the sides of the trails the brush looked like it was alive with all of them. There was some major love happening in those woods not too long ago:) We get toads out at our pond and usually have a couple nights of their mating calls. I cannot imagine what those woods sounded like. LOL
Unfortunately I forgot my camera:(

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DRS510 7/18/2013 8:19PM

    I have had a great day with my daughter. Enjoying her company and eating healthy. Took an hour hike in the morning by the beach. Loving summer!

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FITGIRL15 7/18/2013 6:15PM

    Do you eat enough meat? Isn't that where iron comes from? (I remember deing low on iron when I was younger too... I was the pickiest eater around!)

Lone Ranger! I went to that one too, I had high hopes! Tell me what you think!



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BAKER1009 7/18/2013 3:44PM

    emoticon Enjoy the main/pedi, enjoy the movie, and just enjoy your day Mel!!

It's been so busy and so rushed and I have been in and out of the house. I hadn't planned on this, so my food choices were quick and horrible. I should always have stuff chopped, diced, cut, whatever and ready to go. Ugh! So annoyed with myself right now. But onward I go and I vow to make the rest of the day 100% right!!

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K-GETTING-FIT 7/18/2013 1:16PM

    Happy Birthday Mel! So you have a date with Johnny...nice:) Sorry to hear about the test. I have had Iron deficiency anemia on and off for years and now am battling pernicious anemia. I take supplements regularly, but they aren't helping enough so the doc says it may be time to come in for injections. UGH. I swear I blame all my digestive issues for it. Hope you get yours back on track!

Have fun today Birthday Girl and I think it is the coolest that you share your special day with the magnificent Nelson Mandela:)

Hitting the trails today after work. Hydration will be key with the heat advisory. Already scoped a route out if it is too bad.

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LIS193 7/18/2013 11:35AM

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How special to share a birthday with the leader of your country!
Have fun at the movies, the trailer looks really good - let me know how you liked it. Enjoy your nice nails and pampering session!! Let the kids do the dishes for a few days to keep them nice :)

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ARRREAGLES 7/18/2013 10:08AM

    Happy birthday Mel! Enjoy the movie.

I recommend Kale chips -- they're way yummy and easy to make. But, if Iron is low for five years, I'd seek a second opinion.

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TRAINER_T 7/18/2013 9:33AM

    emoticon enjoy your special day Mel and your pedi too...........
are you taking an iron supplement?

emoticon Let me know how you like the Lone Ranger..............
I love JDepp emoticon lol

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