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I am doing home exercises building up minutes gradually. I am a creature of habit so I start routines off as I have with exercise . Have a good weekend. Ree

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1/5/17 11:45 A

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Did not get in my 10,000 steps yesterday, as I made three calls to Apple techs to find the cause of problems and then clean my laptop. Been signing in again with all my Favorites and Settings. All is well this morning. Back on track.
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1/4/17 1:15 P

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LOTS and LOTS of snow came in last night, and a very fine snow is still falling. BUT! The good news is that starting this coming Sunday through Thursday, temperatures will be well above freezing!!! I am thrilled beyond description!!!
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1/2/17 11:21 A

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It is still very cold (17 deg) and snowing this morning, BUT, the forecast for this weekend is for temps in the upper 30s! I will be checking out my car.
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1/1/17 1:11 A

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January 1. I do not stay up for midnight now but was woken by fireworks . Mike my son lives with me ,he was still up so he and I exchanged good wishes. We have seen many New Years and thankfully are still here to see 2017 in. Ree emoticon

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12/30/16 10:18 A

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Good Morning, Ree. It is 5 deg right now at 8:15 a.m.! I will not venture out until it hits its high of 22 this afternoon.

I hope 2017 is the best year for you--full of blessings. Hugs, Roberta


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12/30/16 2:31 A

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Christmas is over .for me it's. Looking back, rejecting negativity . Bring positive about net year . A very healthy new year is my wish for us all, warm wishes .irene

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12/29/16 6:06 A

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It is 12 deg right now at 3:30 a.m. That noise you hear is my teeth chattering! High today to be 22. I am going to put on my snow boots and bundle up to make my way to the mail box and trash bins. My little utility cart will give me some stability. Temps next week to get into the minus figures at night. The coldest here while visiting one Christmas morning was (minus) -25 deg! Snow is piling up because it has not melted in several weeks. Most people here have four wheel drive vehicles that can go anywhere any time. These hardy souls are going about their business in spite of road conditions. There is enough food in freezer and pantry to last 2-3 weeks! I am happy and content to be retired.
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12/25/16 8:49 A

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12/23/16 8:48 A

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Here's wishing you a healthy and happy Christmas, Ree. I hope you stay well with that bad virus making the rounds.
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12/23/16 4:47 A

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Hello. I am staying with one my five sons for Christmas . Keeping fingers and everything crossed as half the family have a vomiting virus. Not actually in the home I am staying but they are frequent visitors .theresa quarantine barrier now.
May I wish you all a very healthy and happy Christmas . Ree

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12/19/16 10:42 A

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It is 10 degrees at 8:11 a.m. The One is charging and I am on my first mug of coffee. I am ashamed to admit that I am not following the Low Carb protocol! Had six oatmeal/raisin cookies and two pieces of pumpkin pie yesterday. This morning I have a significant bellyache!!!! Will that be a good lesson? Probably not. It was so good going down! The scale was up again this morning, too. Really, one would think I would learn not to indulge in those goodies, but my taste buds forget or ignore! Well the rest of the temptations will be tossed out today! Out of sight, out of mind? No, they may be gone but not forgotten. I need a temptation intervention!
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The sleep TO-DOs are sinking in--sleep last night: 7:35 hrs. I am not too old to retain the new in memory, it just takes longer with more repetitions!
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At 8:00 a.m., it is ZERO degrees!

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Take care on icy paths we dint want any falls and broken bones now .
I am OK, mixed feelings on Christmas this year , my first one since Maurice died. But the family are rallying round .
A grandson returned home yesterday firm a years mission for their church, so there's celebrations planned for Jacob being home .
A new great grandchild is due early June so I can look forward to that.
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12/17/16 10:17 A

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At 7:57 am, it was 3 deg. My car has not been moved for weeks, so the battery is probably dead and radiator frozen tight! There is absolutely nothing I could have done to prevent that. The rental garages here are not heated, but do give some protection from dust and hail. These carports don't do much to protect the cars, but I should be grateful for them. Oh to live in a house with lots of room and an attached garage! Oh, well, that is a dream.

I am grateful for this warm apartment, a great management staff, and delivery services.
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Did not make it out to do errands yesterday, as UPS delivery did not arrive until 7:50 pm! New snow storm due today with frigid temps. The Pineapple Express is out and the Polar (?) Vortex is coming!

I had planned to start Christmas TO-DOs earlier than usual this year, then the icy weather came in and I do not drive on icy streets. People here all have 4-wheel drives and get around in all kinds of weather. My little car has only front wheel drive. It is 13.5 years old with only 21,000 miles, so I am not about to trade it in! With Albertsons and Amazon deliveries, I am safe and well fed--no need to take chances. My DD and I may celebrate the holidays next Spring!

I did get out three times yesterday, and snow boots and my little utility cart kept me upright to walk to the mail box and trash bins.
Wishing everyone a Fabulous Friday. Have fun. emoticon Roberta

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12/15/16 10:47 A

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12/14: 5,818 steps

We're having a heat wave!!! (Joking! emoticon ) Our high temp today is to be 40!!! Back to the frigid temps tomorrow. At least today I can get out to do errands! Grateful for that.
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Winter moved in suddenly with frigid temperatures several weeks ago, but we have a respit day tomorrow to be above freezing so I can make it out on an errand before the vortex hits again on Friday!

It is a blessing that one store here will deliver groceries, and other supplies can be ordered from Amazon, BUT I need to go to my nearby Walmart tomorrow. I stay home when the streets are icy.

If it is cold where you live, stay safe and stay warm.
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I just quit Walking4Fun today. It was not fun anymore. So, I rejoined here

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12/15/16 1:13 A

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Lovely to see a chat from you Roberta, yes where are all our members ?
You are an inspiration walking in reality and the virtual walk, I struggle with walking but do daily exercises at home , I was 84 in May , Ree emoticon


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12/11/16 2:19 P

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There are supposedly 224 members in this team. With five of us posting, where are the other 219 members????? I re-joined to catch up with my friends.
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P.S. I joined Walking4Fun, a virtual walk on trails around the World. They motivate me to do more stepping. Joined Challenges on Fitbit, too. Steps yesterday: 15,675

P.S.2: I turned 90 last October! emoticon


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Sad to see our team fading away, I send you all my best wishes and do have a peaceful Christmas, Ree

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Hello Sairah Nice to meet you and hear of your daily life, I am English living near Nottingham.
I have had a bad year . My husband died in January. I was diagnosed with cancer in March and had surgery in April. It's been a long road to recovery. One of my sons lives with me part time. I can get out and do things locally. I hope to go for a slow walk today. I haven't been out for a few days as had a bronchial infection.
It's autumn here dark mornings and evenings with cooler days,
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This group seems to be a bit quiet...hope all is well with dear Pat and her DH.

Ree hope you rested well and are doing better, will be great to get back to your exercise regimen.

Roberta, interesting to read about the cars and transport, well in Lucknow, India, where I come from we have all types of vehicles from the SUVs and cars to 3 wherlers (we call them Rickshaws) and some 3 wheelers are hand pulled or cycled. In the old city to manoeuvre the narrow roads, most people prefer the cycle rickshaws - also 100% pollution free. However with advancing age, it is a challenge to get into one and out of it. I need to be helped by 2 people to get-in and out when I go to the old quarters of the city.

Right now I am in Delhi spending time with my younger daughter's family. Will be back home on the 20th of October...

Wishing all of you a great October

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10/1/16 9:01 A

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I am delighted and grateful for the cooler weather, and getting in supplies for whatever Old Man Winter has in store for us in this high desert environment.

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Hard to believe another month has gone. October now , looking back over Sept it was ok, I gave myself a new start. The doctir wanted my blood pressure to come down and weight, , The month ended with my on a rest weekend as I have a bronchial infection so can't get going in October exercise plan etc. But I lost 6lb.5 pounds last month and my BP is coming down so the doctor is happy. I will be once I feel better . Hooe yiu are all well . Ree

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Good Morning, everyone!

I don't know where I posted that my cell phone provider gave me a new phone, but the new phone is an improved version of the one I had--not a smart phone. Delighted with that because it fits perfectly into my pocket and not an entire new software. I am still learning my way around but it is not too bad--just don't know why they made it so cumbersome to send photos! It is easier, though, to go to speaker phone. Customer service is good. I am happy with the whole thing.

The scale is going in the right direction by ounces! That is a good thing in that my skin will have a chance to keep up. Our weather is going back and forth from Fall to Summer--90 yesterday. The flowers are doing well. I cleaned up my exercise bike on the patio and acquired a cover for it, but have not used it yet. I really need to get back to weight training as my weight and BMI are going down, my body fat percentage is rising and skeleton muscle percentage is going down!

I watched a show on Frontline, The Choice 2016, and it helped me make my voting decision. I can relax now. emoticon

I stopped wearing my Fitbit on my wrist at night and clipped it onto my PJ waistband. Sleep has been improving--last night was 8:09 hours, not the usual 4! Plus, I had a protein drink before bed and put essential oil of Lavender on the palms of my hands. (Learned the latter from a very pregnant lady at the clinic! I had called about something else and we had a lovely chat.)

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Good Morning, Sairah. It was so good to see your post this morning! I do enjoy hearing about your interesting family.

Yes, 90 next month, and grateful for feeling good. I am stocking up for a rugged winter here in this high desert atmosphere--for days when I cannot get to the store because of ice or snow. Most autos here are SUVs, Jeeps, and four-wheel drives. So different from where I lived for 50 years near the Coast.

I hope you and yours are doing well and enjoying each day.
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Roberta you are an inspiration....90 next month did you say? Wow would love to be as healthy as you my friend when I reach the milestone in 9 years.... no meds thats even better. Right now I take a pill for cholestrol, 1 for diabetes and then a pain killer every now and then for crazy knees.

Ree wish you luck you have done so well for yourself.... my salute to you.

Hope Marsha and Pat are doing well

Much lOve
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I am trying a new approach to my insomnia and chronic fatigue. Was focused on sleep as causing my chronic fatigue, but heard about this new approach on "The Doctors" and bought the Kindle version: "The Fatigue Solution," Cwynar M.D. Her approach is through nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. She recommends the following steps:

1. Feed Your Energy Furnace
2. Get Your Gut in Shape
3. Improve Your Sleep Habits
4. Supercharge Your Sexuality (ignoring this one)
5. Move Your Body and Boost Your Metabolism
6. Check Your Thyroid
7. Prepare Yourself for “That Time of the Month” (ignoring this one, too)
8. Have Yourself Tested (maybe)

Here’s to my improved health. We are never too old to improve ourselves. There is a cute Kindle book by Michael Pallon: "Food Rules."
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You are a wise lady, Ree. You are recovering well after a very challenging year. Good for you! emoticon
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It's so good to be positive and enjoy life's blessings, I enjoy this season of cooling down and preparing for winter , making decisions too,
This year has been eventful, I lost my husband, I was diagnosed with cancer, I had surgery,
I recovered and took up my life. I think I over reacted and took on too much. Now I am sorting out what I enjoy and what I do not. . I have to accept I can't do all I want to do now . Ree

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I am enjoying these lovely cool sunny September days. Such a blessing.

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Life is good.
I am so blessed and grateful.
My 90th birthday is next month, and I am healthy, on no meds, and enjoying life.
My daughter lives close by and we get together for lunch almost weekly.
And I was just exempt from jury duty! emoticon
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God Bless you, Ree. You are a very wise lady. Hugs, Roberta


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I am getting ready for an Idaho winter--storing food and supplies for days when driving to the store is impossible, or power outages, etc. Fortunately, lots of places here deliver and that is a blessing as long as they are mobile.

It was chilly this morning, so turned on the heat for about three minutes to take off the chill. I am padding around in fleece and thick socks. The geraniums are still blooming and the poor fuchsias are trying to bloom. I suspect the hummers have flown South, but will put out one more fresh feeder today.

Rain has danced all around us, but not on us in months! I miss Seattle weather--my skin certainly does.

So grateful to Dr. Phil for putting the JonBenet murder family rumors and accusations to rest. The local police department made a lot of mistakes. I hope the one who killed her is caught and justice prevails.

Enjoy your day. Hugs, Roberta



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Sleep is so important to us I wish you well on searching for the answer. I was away over the weekend staying in a hotel comfy bed yet I just couldn't sleep , I think it's the mind not the body spoils our sleep. I do have daytime naps. Just a few mins refreshes me.
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I pre-ordered the Kindle edition of "Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps... and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind," for $9.99 .
Due to be released October 27.

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Been going through insomnia big time and am very sleep deprived. A few weeks ago I had an episode of sleep walking during the day! I was scared and embarassed, and afraid to drive my car. Then last evening, I had an episode of ophthalmic migraine and another one today at Noon! Add to that muscle spasms in neck, and sinus and head pain when I cough! My DD will take me to Walmart tomorrow for food and supplies. I have tried all the protocols for sleep and these migraines. I stopped taking my nutritional supplements several weeks ago, and that could be the cause. Restarted taking them today.
Other than that, I am fine. emoticon

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Sleep can be elusive ,I have never been a good sleeper , I don't fight it now,if I am wide awake I read or play Solitare , yes the next day is sombie like, but I do take naps. I know there are mixed feelings on naps but brief five or ten minutes works for me. We must listen to our bodies now. Ree

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Sleep:
09/04: 7:24 hrs, felt good the next day
09/05: 3.0 hrs, stayed up into the wee hours playing computer games! Feel like a zombie this morning! Gotta stop playing those games--once I start, I can't quit!
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This morning, I made up a list of Cognitive Behavior Therapy actions to help me sleep. These actions start with my bedtime routine tonight and all day tomorrow. There is a CBT clinic at a local hospital, but I wanted to try these at home, since I had the classes at Mayo in 2014. Mayo gave me a lot of DVDs and CDs. I acquired Classical Stretch (the Esmond Technique) DVD by Miranda Esmond-White and Tai Chi-Qigong For Walking, Balance & Strength DVD by Anna York. Now, if I can just remember to take time out to do them. My sprinting-in-place reminds me of the Prairie Chicken dance.

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Wisdom and patience come with age I think I wish you all a good week. I was away for a few days in a hotel. I used to think a hotel was luxury. Now I want my own bed, food and routine. Looking forward to that today , I did have my own bed last night. A good start, chat soon. Ree

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Wisely put Dear Ree!
Yes, life is constantly changing and it behooves us to -Go with the flow
Though I can't do as much as I could before I can do something-- for which I am grateful!
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God Bless you, Ree. emoticon Roberta

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Hello. I think we are learning to listen to our bodies more now. When we are young we do what suits our families and life style,
After my cancer surgery I took a look at my life and what I want to do. I tried to carry on as before but I can't . The loss of my dh then cancer surgery weeks later took toll of me.
We don't have to always do the same things. I now don't want meat at all, but love fish . I prefer to eat small meals more frequently rather than three meals a day,
I now break large tasks down into smaller ones and concentrate on one part at a time.
Many things are having to be adjusted and accepted . Life does change and we have to accept that, That's my sermon for the day! Ree

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I read Wheat Belly early on and rarely have bread now. I avoid aluminum in cooking, in sunscreens, deodorants, and vaccines. Period! Sugar is a huge nutrition no-no. Honey is very nutritious and beneficial in that it is recognized now to have antibiotic properties. It is an immune booster. Sticking to grass- fed, going organic and lots of veggies is the best route to good health.

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Hi Roberta and Ree, and others reading this post. DH and I have remarkably good health for being 90 and 92. Even though I have incontinence, and probably up 3 times a night to use BR, I do go right back to sleep and wake feeling fine. We follow a mainly vegetarian diet ,sometimes chicken and fish, with lots of nuts and seeds. And lots of eggs!,Staying away from wheat but using Gluten free kinds of breads . You might want to read "Wheat Belly' its an eye opener. Never too late to learn something new I say to myself!
Our doctors say-what ever you are doing keep it up:)

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Ree, check out the Living Low Carb team on Spark:

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A question on another team this week was what was Sparks lacking and what would your suggest how it could improve? Overwhelmingly the answer was more for older people. Most ithe exercises are beyond us. One person said most sparks recipes have too much sodium in to suit us. We are a minority I am sure in Sparks but do you think we are a neglected minority? Ree

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Slept well last night; however, with chronic fatigue, I never wake up feeling rested and refreshed. I am grateful for waking up! At home work today.
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Sleep deprived again. Slept 18 minutes last night! Went back to bed for a while, but no sleep. Just rested a little and that helped. Gotta get back to anti-insomnia routine, if I can remember what that was. emoticon

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Good morning ladies !
Hi Ree--Just wanted to add that my doctor recommended a daily use of a product called
Citrucel for me for similar symptoms. Works like a charm. It is a a mild fiber laxative
Also to incude fiber foods daily which I try to do also.

Hi Roberta too--i haven't come on to my step counter-it may be in Texas.
Counting or not-I am purposely walking more each day.

We had a very enjoyabe weekend. Old friends from back home came to visit. They are both in their early 90's as well! We so appreciate their son and wife for bringingthem over!


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