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Not feeling "so desperate" today...exercise helps...
Thursday, October 08, 2009      3 comments

I'm up early again at 4:30. Yesterday I was up at 3:00 a.m. and "disturbed." I got a good night's rest last night and yesterday I exercised 83 minutes between swimming an hour and 23 minutes on treadmill (also spent 10 minutes on leg press). ... Read more
How to start a budget...resources on SparkPeople
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      6 comments

It was not easy to find a budget form on SparkPeople but it is there... First go to Healthy Lifestyle, then Lifestyle Centers, then Financial Fitness. Click on View Resources to Manage your Money. Then there is a list including th... Read more
Working on budget....
Monday, October 05, 2009      5 comments

Husband and I have "operated" without a budget for about 10 years....(married about 10 years ago)...It worked before but now with him not working and collecting social security and no savings to fall back on I am scared.... I found a great budge... Read more
Sunday, October 04, 2009      7 comments

erased... Read more
21 days to make a new habit (waking up earlier without alarm)
Friday, October 02, 2009      4 comments

I would love to take a day off work for fun but cannot as I have had too much unscheduled time off in the past I am grateful I work only 5 days a week...I used to work 2 jobs for years (that ended 10 years ago when I got married the s... Read more
Fear and loathing...
Thursday, October 01, 2009      9 comments

Today is my annual review at work....lions, and tigers and bears, oh, my!!!! I am a bit nervous about this. I hope it isn't a horrible experience. Let me reword that....I am hopeful it will be a good review. I don't recall ever having a bad ... Read more
Don't wish your life away....
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      3 comments

I would have rather been home today...still on a soft diet, but feel pretty good with some minor pain. Going to bed early and will do the treamill 20 minutes before work, for sure...that is a promise to myself....I swam for 40 minutes before wo... Read more
Dentist visit went well...will be back to work tomorrow
Monday, September 28, 2009      2 comments

I got a nice temporary bridge so I won't be toothless....will get the real bridge in January and the total cost came down because of waiting until the total out of pocket is "only" $1800 but without insurance would have been about $400... Read more
Time to wake up
Monday, September 28, 2009      3 comments

I just had my "light breakfast" as ordered by the dentist....had my coffee, for sure!!!! Will drink a good 2 liters of water to hydrate myself as I know I always feel really rotten when I get dehydrated.... I have half an hour before taki... Read more
The good thing about having 2 teeth pulled.
Sunday, September 27, 2009      7 comments

I probably will be on a liquid diet for a few days afterwards, so I might lose a few it's not ALL bad... Are we grasping at straws here? ... Read more
knee is stiff but walking good...
Sunday, September 27, 2009      2 comments

I don't plan to overdo, but will walk on treadmill twice today X20 minutes. I am anticipating the teeth extrations tomorrow and am hoping for the best and remember my last extraction about 40 years ago when I had an abscessed tooth and got a dr... Read more
no knee infection, please....
Saturday, September 26, 2009      5 comments

My knee surgeon is concerned the gum infection will spread to my knee and I need to keep a close watch after I am off antibiotics from the teeth extractions on Monday. He said I may have to get blood cultures and culture of fluid in the knee. ... Read more
2 teeth coming out on Monday
Friday, September 25, 2009      5 comments

I have to have 2 teeth (in the front) pulled on this coming Monday. I will eventually have a bridge and the cost of that is overwhelming. Thank goodness I will be able to have a temporary until January and then the bridge done then to get the ... Read more
Okay, what next...tooth to be extracted
Wednesday, September 23, 2009      2 comments

I don't need this...I have an infected tooth that defied treatment and now it has to be pulled. Need a crown and even with insurance it will be a lot of money...guess my retirement account is going to pay for that. I am grateful I have some mo... Read more
Doing a blog in eve for a change...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      2 comments

I usually blog early in the a.m. but today I was up at 4:30 and out of the house by 5:30 to go swim before work. I was in the therapeutic pool a full 45 minutes and swam and did leg exercises by the edge of the pool. The water is 92 degrees and... Read more

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