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  • Feeling a little bit better but still feel cruddy

    1/23/2017 7:23:45 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am feeling a little bit better today but still feeling cruddy. My head is a little stuffy but I should be feeling better soon. I didn't do any exercises today because I really didn't feel like doing any. If I am feeling any better later in the week I will do some. We're suppose to get some cool we... Read more

  • My Dream Team in Fitness

    1/23/2017 4:35:58 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    These are my go to guys when I need to get a workout in and do it rather quickly. I wouldn't try Millionaire Hoy unless you have been training for a while, HE KICKS butt!!! I love the Fitness Blender duo because they help trim my belly and thigh fat. Also, don't do there 1000 calorie bur... Read more

  • New week

    1/22/2017 11:07:50 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending love and blessings enjoy your day hugs... Read more

  • Feel like crap

    1/22/2017 7:52:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm fighting my sinuses since yesterday and had a horrible night last night. Having my mask on was a pain when I couldn't control my nose. It was did a lot of running to where I was using a lot of Kleenex. So I had to take it off a lot. My left nostril felt like it was on fire last night with my mas... Read more

  • Thousands of photos later

    1/20/2017 8:53:58 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just finished going through thousands on my mother-in-laws photos to assemble a collage for her memorial. It turned out pretty well. At least my husband, his brother and sister, one of our nephews and both of my children like it. I think it reflects her life pretty well, which isn't easy since ... Read more

  • Was thinking...

    1/20/2017 6:30:08 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I was thinking of giving my dad's lung doctor a note about his sleeping habits to see if a sleep study to see if he might have sleep apnea. He is having the same problems that I was having before I was told that I had sleep apnea. He is low on energy, takes long naps (more than 2 hours sometimes), a... Read more

  • Gloomy day but feel great

    1/19/2017 7:55:16 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a gloomy day. Rain and fog off and on all day long. But it didn't put a damper on my day. Made me a little sleepy but not enough to make me take a nap though. But it sure made my dad sleepy to where he took a nap this afternoon. Sleep is still great after getting my CPAP machine 2 wee... Read more

  • Only A Birthday Card?

    1/19/2017 12:54:53 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My dear husband's birthday is tomorrow. Before he flew home a few days ago I gave him a card that he tucked away to open at home. His mom was in the hospital since mid-December and we came to visit a few weeks ago. She so wanted to come home, but needed 24 hour care and hospice assistance. When h... Read more

  • We Fall but We Get Back Up.......

    1/18/2017 10:26:03 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    I got up did my workout which was less than 40mins and I must say I'm feeling it. God bless, hugs love & be encouraged. Dee... Read more

  • Peace amid the storm

    1/18/2017 5:49:59 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    With so much to accomplish before my mother-in-law's memorial next week, I really cherish these moments of calm when I am alone in her house between errands or in the late evening and early morning hours. Some of that time I get to spend here. Thank you Spark friends for being here. You are the b... Read more

  • Its going to be a long day today

    1/17/2017 12:02:06 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today is going to be a long day. Dad is getting his 2nd iron IV today and has 3 more to go. He will get those the next 3 Tuesdays in the morning. We will go back to town and then come back up before 4pm for my appointment with my lung doctor. I will let that doctor know that I got my CPAP machine an... Read more

  • Sleeping better and more energy

    1/16/2017 4:37:49 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, my sleep is better and my energy is up since getting my CPAP machine. I haven't woken up with my usual headaches (unless its a sinus headache) and I am not waking up tired. I took my first long walk yesterday morning to church. It usually takes me 19 minutes to get to church and it took me 17.... Read more

  • Happy Friday Sparkfam!!!

    1/13/2017 4:43:09 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Did 3 workouts for this week and feel great! Now I want to do more because I feel that I want to keep this flow flowing. I keep reading articles about being active. God bless & 386 Dee... Read more

  • Gotta get back on track

    1/12/2017 1:20:46 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I was caring for my mom-in-law in her home with hospice help. She died yesterday morning. It was exhausting to care for her. Now the energy is different, but so many details. Spent nearly 5 hours at the mortuary today with her daughter, son and other daughter-in-law. With all that has gon... Read more

  • Long day today

    1/10/2017 1:06:41 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today is going to be a long day. Right now dad is getting iron through an IV because he is low on iron. He has to have 5 of them and today is the first one. Neither one of us knows when he has to have the next 4. It shouldn't be too much longer until he's done getting it. I have my crocheting with m... Read more

  • very tired

    1/10/2017 12:37:25 PM, by BLOUWHITE

    Being sick has taken the wind out of my sails. Not a lot of improvement yet, doing lots of coughing which really drains me of any energy, hence the reason I am so very tired. Going to the Doctor was helpful, the meds I have do help, they take the edge off and help with the headaches, so that is a pl... Read more

  • Still feeling great with the CPAP

    1/8/2017 9:24:59 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I never thought that I would be saying this but I'm glad that I finally got the CPAP. I didn't realize that all the daytime sleepiness and all of my headaches were caused by sleep apnea. Plus all of my snoring that I did believe that I was doing. I didn't even know that I had sleep apnea until I was... Read more

  • So far so good with CPAP machine

    1/7/2017 8:28:22 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have been sleeping pretty well with the CPAP machine. I slept a little longer last night than I did the first night. First night I slept for 8.8 hours and last night I slept for 9.2 hours. Let's hope that this keeps up. I haven't started getting tired until around 7pm where its usually 3 or 4pm wh... Read more

  • First night with CPAP

    1/6/2017 9:08:02 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Got my CPAP yesterday. I used it last night and I am feeling a lot better than I have been. This machine is high tech. It has a modem in it and it sends information to where I got it and to whomever else. I have to put water in it every night before I go to bed. I usually start get tired about 8am a... Read more

  • So We Say Goodbye.....

    1/5/2017 4:37:44 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Is there ever a right time to say goodbye to a beloved pet? To let them go and put them out of their misery and try to move past it is some times too much. My little/BIG Shadow had to be put to sleep. I think I'm deluded myself when I think he just got sick suddenly. Since we moved from the city ... Read more

  • New Year, new vision

    1/3/2017 8:36:18 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    I love the start of the new year..the crispness, the freshness, the newness. I was able to dance the new year in with my hubby at my sister's wedding in Michigan and had a blast. I wanted to be different, and rarely does my husband and I get out dancing. So we raised our glasses, cheered the brid... Read more

  • Mother-in-law care

    1/3/2017 5:02:46 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I have offered t care for my mother-in-law in her home until she dies. It's hard to be so far from my husband again, but I can most easily make myself available. She doesn't want wheel chair or hospital bed. She definitely doesn't want hospice. I strongly believe she needs all three. She is in ... Read more

  • Noooooooooooooooooooooooo

    1/2/2017 12:31:06 AM, by BLOUWHITE

    Noooooooooo 46 my plans are taking a back seat to my cold today. Started a little bit of coughing during meeting, barely had the energy to walk today, just managed it eariler, my coughing has increased along with other symtems, grrr, timing couldn't be worse. Going to do my best to get some form o... Read more

  • She has been a great inspiration...

    1/1/2017 12:00:26 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My mom-in-law has always been a tiny thing. Golf, riding her bike, and walking were her favorite activities. She played tennis before I knew her and loved to dance. She gave up her bike around 90. Had to stop walking last year at 101. She got sick a couple weeks ago and struggles to breathe a b... Read more

  • Getting Ready

    1/1/2017 2:44:12 AM, by BLOUWHITE

    Well 2017 is almost here, so I got my personal tracker notes ready. Got a nice walk in yesterday and today, got 8 cups of water down, so that is all good. Our meetings will be at 10 AM now, so I'll have to be more on top of my walking in the morning so I don't run into meeting time, I don't wa... Read more

  • Happy New Year!!!

    12/31/2016 9:50:34 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I hope that everyone has a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!! And hope that its a safe one. We will be spending it at home since my dad cannot drive until at least this coming Tuesday after he sees the doctor who did his procedure 11 days ago. I don't mind spending it at home with all the crazy people r... Read more

  • A Self Imposed 30 Day Challenge

    12/29/2016 3:43:43 PM, by BLOUWHITE

    Since I already did the Squat challenge, that went well, now I figured I world give the Waist Trimmer a try for 30 days along with my water challenge which is 8 cups per day. Let you all know how that goes at the end of January.... Read more

  • What do you think?

    12/29/2016 12:23:11 PM, by BLOUWHITE

    What do you think? A pedometer on ones wrist or a clip on style? I'm not sure which to get. I am wanting to check at Wal-Mart to see what their options are as well as checking Amazon. Anyone have any thoughts to share on the subject? Or feedback on their choices/favorites?... Read more

  • Hoping

    12/29/2016 12:13:07 PM, by BLOUWHITE

    I am hoping that by the end of January it will be lots easier to just get up in the mornings to workout. Despite my procrastinations during those precious uninterrupted hours, I know for me that really is the best time of day for me. Also at the end of January l hope to pull out a couple of t... Read more

  • Mom-in-law down

    12/29/2016 4:26:48 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    She's so sweet. She's in rehab recovering from infection and breathing struggles. She fell on Christmas when up to bathroom without ringing for the nurse. Very independent. She didn't want us to visit right now during the holiday rush. We will fly out for a few days in January. She used to be ... Read more

  • Physical Therapy

    12/26/2016 1:58:07 PM, by EZRASMEMAW64

    Just finished my strengthening exercises. There are so many I get tired. I still do not understand how I can tell if the exercises are doing what I need them to do. I will need to ask my therapist when I see her again. I have noticed that when I don't do the exercises my muscles hurt.... Read more

  • Wondering

    12/26/2016 10:41:24 AM, by BLOUWHITE

    Yup, I am wondering if I bit off a bit more than I can keep up with. It seems to take more time than I really want to take to check on all the challenges I set myself up for. That being said I do believe I'll see what I can do to uncheck the goals/challenges I checked. At the moment I am sort ... Read more

  • Merry Christmas to Everyone.

    12/25/2016 11:31:28 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Merry Christmas to Everyone. Last night we went to our church's Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. It was wonderful as usual. I got some gifts. Our minister and his family gave me Seasons 1 through 4 of NCIS (LOVE that show and I already had Season 11 here at home) and a $25.00 gift card to Wal-Mart... Read more

  • A Promising Day

    12/25/2016 11:10:36 AM, by BLOUWHITE

    A promising day, I'm looking forward to my walking this morning, my pre study for our afternoon meeting, got healthy eats in the frig, even the weather is being agreeable today, no rain, so yup, the day is looking up.... Read more