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Hi Tricia,
Big hugs! I swam today finally and had pt!
Hope you have a good night.
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Hi PJ!

I am exhausted! It has been three very long days of cleaning and reorganizing our classroom. Tomorrow is our Meet the Teacher Day. Afterwards we will go to lunch and then go back to the school for orientation. I will have to work Friday too because I need to get prep work done for our first week of school. UGH! I am tired!

So glad that my sweet husband was off Monday and Tuesday. It was nice to have him taking care of taking the kids to school and picking them up. He also came up to the school and took care of a couple minor things that needed done.

I would type more but I am too tired to think straight so I am not sure that it would even make any sense...

Hope you have had a good day.

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Hi Tricia!
Hope you had a good day. I slept in til 10 am, I tutored today for the first time since surgery , my arm is moving better and easier behind my back , it was very hot today. I may go to bed early tonight. I walk a bit over a mile . pt is 2pm tomorrow so maybe I will get in the pool if it isn't storming in the morning. Hope you have a good night.
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Morning PJ!

Glad you had a nice weekend with your friends. Sounds relaxing!

Just a quick check in. About ready to head out the door for work. DH is taking the girls to school which will get me to work a bit earlier to get started cleaning. I did two Firm DVDs this morning to get in 40 minutes of exercise. Hopefully I can get a walk in this evening.

Hope you have a great day!

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8/24/14 9:33 P

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HI Tricia,
I had a good weekend yesterday I spent at Barbara's and Wayne's and showed her how to cook a few things that was fun and today just rested . I have PT tomorrow at 9:30 .
Glad you had a good weekend wtg on surpassing your walking goal!
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Morning PJ!

Hope you are having a nice, quiet, relaxing weekend resting your body and giving it time to heal.

We have had a fairly busy weekend and it isn't over yet...Tennis meeting yesterday morning, planned menus for a month, grocery shopping, and then I came home and was totally wiped. Sweet dh told me to go lay down - which I did for about an hour. Don't think I slept that whole time, but did get in a little nap. Talked to my parents on the phone, worked on dishes, laundry, and cleaned the bathroom. I did get yoga in yesterday morning and got up and walked 5 miles this morning. That puts me at 165 miles and school starts tomorrow morning - so totally blew through my goal of walking 100 miles by the time school starts!

Will be glad to get through the first two weeks of school and see how the morning routine, etc. is going to work.

Another busy day today. Hope you have a great weekend. Will check in when I can later.

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Tricia, I was conscious of what was going on, it is the way my brain works I never notice color of cars or hair or clothing or makes of cars, my brain doesn't recognize things like that , I don't have a spacial brain at all . When I was diagnosed with the temporal Lobe epilepsy I asked my neruologist if this explained why I can't recognize a face or why I am not spacial , he said ' OH YOU ARE NOT SPACIAL AT ALL YOUR BRAIN DOES NOT WORK LIKE THAT AT ALL ' I am auditory I remember what I hear and feel and I am intuitive but not really visual , I see but that isn't how I take in information in my brain it is weird. That information gets all jumbled up. I am a horrible eye witness and I know it. But if I had gotten close to him I would tell the cop how he smelled. LOL
My substitute PT didn't get the ultrasound machine today so no treatment, I have tendonitis not only in my left arm but my left leg too and it feels like in my upper back as well. So I am resting today may get in the pool this afternoon if it does't storm .
WTG on your walk!
Quiet resting weekend planned.
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PJ - Oh my goodness! The craziest stuff seems to happen to you. I am so glad that you are okay. That had to be terrifying. I try to be very conscious of what is going on around me when I am walking. I hope that they find the guy and get him off the streets. Be careful out there!

I was up early this morning. Both of the boys had to be up so I heard their alarms going off. Not ready for all of us needing to be up and out the door early each morning. School starts Monday for the kids. I start, but not with kids until Sept 2. We have a week to get our room cleaned and set up. So it will be a busy week. Meet the Teacher will be next Thursday.

Got up and walked 5 miles this morning. It was a tough 5 miles. I hit about 3 miles and wanted to be done. I don't know if it was because it is so humid this morning or what. Pushed through though and made it.

Hope you have a quiet and uneventful day today.

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8/21/14 10:12 P

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HI Tricia!
I would throw a party for the whole block if I ever got near 146 pounds on the scale! 174 is the lightest I have been since the age of 23 and that was 2011, and I have had 2 surgeries in 1 year! one in August of 2013 and one May 2014 , so that was 9 months apart. I know and actually since August 2011 which I had the heart ablation and that failed and got the blood clot and was hospitalized and on blood thinners and then fell off my bike and got the arthritic right hip and was in Pt in 2012 , it has been one thing after another ( then Lynn was diagnosed with cancer and then my right shoulder went bad etc ).
I just had a scary weird thing happen I was walking to the store across the street and I had gotten across the street and past the gas station and was about to walk across the little cross street in the shopping center and this van was coming so I was pausing for it and it stopped and the man inside said something and I said ' I BEG YOUR PARDON ' In my strong voice, all the hair on my arm was standing up , and I felt creepy , he had a big smile on his face was white and looked much younger than me but that is all I noticed He said again ' How's it going ?' and I said ' I AM FINE " and raised my arm up like in a get away from me way and he drove off. I walked to the store quickly and I went inside. I saw a woman outside the store and I almost said something to her about a strange man in a van but thought I didnt want to scare her so I went in and talked to the clerks and told them that I thought someone was ' hunting' for someone to pull into his van and told them what had just happened. Told them I thought he thought I was a kid by what I had on , shorts and a t shirt ( I didn't put on a bra tonight I was just running to the store ) and my hair is long and straight I just combed it and didnt' do anything to it , it was 8:30 and getting dark I had on my sandals , I don't walk like a woman closer to 60 than 50 , I am tanned etc. They agreed that he probably did think I was a kid until I spoke to him. They said they would call the police ( of all nights not to have my cell phone on me ) , so in my detached way I went to the back of the store went to get stuff for the shrimp stirfry I had come to the store for . When I got back to the front of the store 15 minutes or so later they tell me another woman had been accosted by a man while I was in the store and they had called the police for her as well and did I want to wait for the police, I said sure so I went out and there is a woman on a cell phone crying and talking and I said hi and she looked up and she said Hi and she said to whoever she was talking to ' She is a River Warrior ! ' and I looked down and saw what shirt I had on and it was my blue River Warrior shirt , the first one I got with the skeleton of a fish on it and I looked back at the woman and I realized I know her from facebook , she is a River Warrior too! I screamed Anayia! and grabbed her arm and then I realized I just grabbed her arm the same way the man had and I said I am sorry she said you aren't hurting me , I said I am Pamela Joy and she said Darby this is Pamela Joy , this is so weird 2 river Warriors accosted at Fresh Market, and I looked down at my shirt again and I said OH NO Maybe someone is following us and trying to kill us like they are trying to kill the river! ( later I thought did I really say that ? ) because it sounded so silly later but we were both so shaken, we live in a small town why on earth would someone do this . So the policeman comes to take a statement. ME the woman who doesn't remember a face and he is asking what color the van was , what did it look like and I have to tell him the story of me not noticing that Andy had gotten a new car when he did even though it was a different color but noticing it smelled new that I have a neurological condition that makes me a horrible eye witness , All I noticed was he was white , male and had a big smile on his face and said ' How's it going ' they asked me about eyes, glasses, hair etc I said I didn't see them just saw the smile and that the impression I got was he was much younger than me and why was he stopping in the middle of the road to talk to me and my hair on my arms was standing up and it felt like he was hunting for someone to pull into his van. I had stopped and did not get closer to his van and said I am fine and put my arm up in a defensive way and he drove off. Didn't notice what color the van was etc thought it had a lot of windows , glass etc . I know they thought I was silly. My friend she couldn't stop crying , she said he had been in the store that she had walked from the library and came over to get some olives and she was talking on the phone and was outside and didn't realize anyone was listening to her until this man walked up to her and grabbed her arm and said he would take her where she needed to go and started to pull her , she said no she didn't know him and she pulled away and he said I am BIG AL everyone knows me the managers of the store everyone and she went into the store . He went into his vehichle and drove away , she said it was big , she says this guy was big 6 foot 4 , white , bald blue eyes and he said he lived over on Hilton . I don't know where that is , she doesn't and Darby our other friend another Warrior who was born and raised in Stuart doesn't know where that is. The police took our #s. I don't know if they took us serious. Darby said the sherriff was out in the helicopter last night looking for someone who tried to grab a kid and pull them into their car. I didn't know that I know the sherrif was up in the hellicopter looking for someone last night and this afternoon but didn't know for what.
Scary stuff.
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I will get there, but it has probably been 2 years or more since I was at 146. I remember being so frustrated being at 146 and not seeming to be able to get things moving. Now, I would be thrilled to be there compared to where I am now. But I am in a good mental place right now and I am very determined to get this weight off. Want to be healthy and active.

I know you get frustrated with your limitations, but you are a remarkable woman! Keep focused on what you can do and listen to your body. You do that better than a lot of people I know. Give yourself time to heal. You have been through two major surgeries in two years. Hang in there lady! Praying for you.

The doctor did do blood work and that all came back normal. I don't know what the next step will be if the EEG is normal.

Funny that you mentioned food tantrums. Really had the urge last night to eat things that I didn't need to. Guess the stress of yesterday was getting to me. I probably should have gotten out and walked at some point yesterday, it would have helped. I chose to get some strawberries and yogurt instead. We did get Little Caesar's pizza for dinner, but I ate one piece of cheese pizza and had carrots and grapes. Very happy with my choices. And then to have the scale down this morning...I was thrilled.

While I was out walking I found some motivation to get myself moving faster. Thursday is garbage day and the truck came up on the street I was walking up and got in front of me. Stopped, I got past it and then it moved in front of me again. Boy, I really started booking it up the hill then. Did not want to be down wind of the garbage truck all the way up that hill!

Have decided that I definitely need to split up my workouts once school starts. There is no way that I can do an hour/hour and a half workout in the morning. At this point my plan is to do 30-45 minutes in the morning. Either cardio or cardio/sculpt. Then I plan on walking some in the evenings. I told my dh that what I want for my birthday is to have my bike so it is ready for me to ride again. If he gets that done then I can do some biking in the evenings.

Hope you have a great day and that your arm and leg start to feel better.

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Hi Tricia,
I guess I dreamed you wrote you were down to 146 , if I did , you are going to make it there! :) My weight is up to 200 again. GRRR and my trip to the gym the other day cost me tendonitis in my left arm , I was going to go again today but I was sore and tired yesterday so I swam an hour in the pool it felt great , still have a substitute PT and she is exercising me more than Jan and said I don't understand why I am here you are doing just fine and I point out to her I still can't get my arm behind my back without the other arm and with strength and without a grimace on my face and I had just started exercising 6 weeks ago and I am post op almost 13 weeks, so this morning I woke up with the alarm to go to the gym with my friend Linda and my left elbow was hot and swollen so I called her and said I can't go I have tendonitis. That is just from the elliptical and ballancing on the spin bike I didn't do any arm exercises . Rolling my eyes . My legs are sore behind my knees and I am wondering if that is the tendons too, my orthopedic had warned me a year ago to only do 30 minutes at a time 3 x a week for a long time that after being inactive for so long my tendons are weak. HECK! and people say , why don't you walk and I say I have neuropathy it makes blisters on the bottom of my feet and toes and I don't notice it because I don't have feeling in them and then I have wounds on my feet that take 6 weeks or more to heal.
Frustrating. Jan is still sick I texted her and asked should I swim she said no get in the pool but no swimming. I think so what do I do in the pool . LOL Funny how people think working out is a chore and I love it and cant do it because of this body. when I work out it hurts my body and then people think I am making excuses. It drives me crazy if my body would allow me I would be doing all kinds of things. I know a lot of the increase in weight is swelling but also ' food tantrums' have happened.
I hope for your DD's sake and you and your family's ( hearts ) something treatable shows up on the EEG , have they done a brain scan? Blood work etc. She has started puberty right? Neurology is a big puzzle. This Ice Bucket Challenge that is the rage right now is not good for any of us with Neurological issues, it can cause seizures for us with Epilepsy, I would think it could also trigger migraines for those who are prone to them , I have all of these other neurological issues that I don't use ice at all in my drinks or when I have muscle injuries because it makes the conditions worse and I have told my friends don't challenge me I don't have $$$ and I can't to the ice bucket. The point of the ice by the way is to show people how it feels to have your nervous system misfire even for a second and that is what Ice does when it is poured over the head .
I think I have seen a couple of the Harry Potter movies I liked them when they first came out and the kids were young , I think I got bored with them waiting for them to come out. It might be fun watching them all together like that as a finished project. But I would have to do them in a few days too I can sit in front of a TV or screen that long I would fall asleep too. ;) I fall asleep trying to watch the news all of the time.
Have fun at the water park That sounds like lots of fun. When does school start? My sisters kids up in Oklahoma started last week.
WTG on the exercise. I am so glad your metabolism kicked in WTG on the consistency.
I will work on being patient :)
Big hugs.
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Morning PJ!

I have been changing my weight tracker. I was up to 175. I think I put in 174 on the site. I was down another pound this morning. I was shocked! Guess I finally got my metabolism working the right way. Took yesterday as a rest day since I was hanging out with my dd and trying to keep her awake for her EEG. It went well, now we are just waiting for the results. Praying it showed something definitely. This wait and see if it happens again stuff is not fun.

She is into the Harry Potter movies right now and got all of them for her birthday so we were doing a Harry Potter marathon. We didn't make it through all of them but most.

May take the girls to the waterpark this evening. Not sure what all is on tap for today. We are just chilling and enjoying this last fairly calm week before school starts.

Walked almost 3 1/2 miles this morning and then did a firm sculpt dvd.

Hope you have a great day!

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HI Tricia,
Change your weight on your ticker, I think you are below what it says!
Guess what ! I went to the gym today. Elmer and Linda picked me up I asked them to last night so I set my alarm for 6am so I would be wide awake when they got here at 8am , I did leg weights and then 30 minutes on the proform elliptical , intervals , average heart rate was 150! burned 280 calories and did 2 1/2 miles on it, this is a programmable elliptical so I can keep track of what I do on it. Then I went upstairs for a spin class and they had brand new spin bikes and I was one of the first people to try them out the first class! they ride very smoothly the only thing is the seats are too wide for my butt and that hurt the other women liked them but it rubbed on my trochanter of my hip on the left and really hurt I have a flat wide area for a butt I like to say even with weighing as much as I do I only wear a size 7 underwear I got size 8s but they are kind of baggy in places, my size 16 swimsuit is still baggy in the butt I got it when I was wearing a 14 pant and the butt in the pants were always baggy. My friend Antone also didn't like the seat . By the end of the class I couldn't sit in it anymore. I wanted to get in the pool but I am hearing thunder I need to go check the radar.
WTG on the walk!
If I am not horribly sore tomorrow I am going to set my alarm and go for a walk early in the morning then swim!
Hope you have a good night.
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Morning PJ!

Great job on your progress! I know you are so excited. I know you feel like you are behind some of the times because you are comparing it to the last time, but you are ahead of the game. Just keep taking each day as it comes and you are going to get there.

Hope you have a good day today!

Not much on the schedule today except haircuts for the girls. Need to get some things done around the house. Tomorrow is my dd's eeg so it will be a short night for us. I may take tomorrow as my rest day this week. We shall see.

Last night the girls wanted to take the dog for a walk after dinner, so we did a mile walk around the block. Got up this morning and I was down another pound! I did 5 miles this morning. A little nervous about going back to work next week, but I will have to find a way to make it work. I am pretty determined to get this weight off at this point.

Hope you get to spend some time with your friend.

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HI Tricia !
WTG You on the pound down and all of those miles. I rested yesterday completely. Today Jan was sick so I had a substitute PT she was great did a lot more exercises than with Jan , she was very surprised at how strong I am, she said most people with shoulder surgery 12 weeks ago wouldn't be lifting a 4 pound weight the way I do in all lifts or have my range of motion told her I am way behind what I was doing a year ago with my right arm. I am now getting my left arm at my bra line by it's self YAY and getting it behind my back with the pully and with the dowel and doing all kinds of things I couldn't do just last week. Interesting how rest gets more things done. I am going swimming in a little bit and then a walk if all goes as planned.
Hopefully tomorrow Barb will come over for a swim and a walk.
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Morning PJ!

Sorry I haven't gotten to check in. I had training Thursday through Saturday from 8 - 5 or 6. I had to be at my director's house at 7 to carpool to the training. It was good, but made for three very long days and my mind has been on a bit of overload from the information that has been thrown at it.

I feel like I navigated it all very well. I got up Thursday and Saturday and did a DVD strength training workout. Both of those days I also walked 2 miles in the evening. Friday was my rest day. I bought a little insulated bag and carried healthy snacks with me. There was dessert in the lunches all three days and I passed on those except for Saturday...that was a lemon bar but I took two bites and decided that was all I really needed and that it wasn't worth the calories.

I am also down another pound! So that makes 9 pounds since the beginning of July! I am hoping for one more pound this week. I have also hit the 146 mile mark this morning - so I should easily surpass 150 miles before school starts! Feels good to be meeting goals.

I started to post on here yesterday but we had storms in the area and our power kept going out. Then it finally went out and was out for about three hours in the afternoon. We started a game of Pictionary with the girls. Then we went to the mall and walked around for a bit and then went and got something to eat before we headed for home.

Hope you had a good weekend! Glad to hear that you are still making progress with your shoulder and arm.

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Hi Tricia ,
wow I hadn't realized I hadn't checked in in so long.
I have had a bunch of good days. I am getting my arm behind my back easier! Yay still with help with my right hand but easier , it is raining every afternoon so didn't get in the pool for the last two days. But today Barb picked me up early and we went to Shepards Park at 10 and helped paint solidarity fish for an art exhibit 1000 in all now they have 2000 to hang for our River's cause , a bunch of people in the community showed up and helped kids and adults , I ran into friends from the Y and friends I met through my friend Lisa Pastore who moved up to RI years ago so that was fun. I got good food the other day when Barb took me to the food Bank . I am feeling content most days even though when I look at pictures I see I am huge, Barb brought me 2 pairs of shorts size 18 which I haven't worn in years but I am thankful for them they are loose , and I will get to the gym asap and not over do and get down and out of them that way. Though I am not making the best choices at times eating too many sweets and I hear myself say in my head " OH WELL' I didn't start drinking alcohol . ;)
Hope you are having a good weekend.
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Good Morning PJ!

I know you are glad to be making progress on your shoulder. You seem to be in a really good place right now. You seem to have found a balance in taking care of yourself and being out and active as well.

Got up this morning with a migraine. Took some medicine after I ate a bowl of cereal. Then I got out and walked 4 miles and then came home and did a Firm Sculpt DVD. I was going to do Yoga, but my son had asked if he could take my yoga mat with him to Band since they were going to be doing pilates. Had thought I would just do yoga later on but did not want to take the chance that I would find a reason not to do it this evening.

Hope you have a good day!

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Hi Tricia,
I swam an hour this evening, I got in to find my cable isn't working , apparently I need a different cable box I got a letter from the cable company last week and I thought I was fine but my neighbor came over and looked and said ' how do you get cable and I said through this and she said 'that is a digital converter not a cable box' so now I have to find someone to take me to the cable company and get a cable box soon to watch tv silly. She said if they bring it out it will cost 35$ I have been on hold for 35 minutes so I don't know if they are taking calls and even if they are if it will do any good. I just heard that Robin Williams committed suicide. So sad.
Hope you had a good day. I did have pt and still having improvements, still working on getting my arm behind my back it still hurts alot to do so have 90 degrees external rotation and 80 degrees internal rotation. so that is coming along. Jan says she thinks we have 4 more weeks of PT ordered.
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Hi PJ!

I did have a nice afternoon and evening yesterday. We ended up taking the girls to go get their school supplies. That was a bit crazy, but it is done. Then DH and I went out for dinner. We went to a place called BJ's and I tried something new. I got the seared scallops. It was good. It was nice to get away for a little bit.

Today has been a crazy busy day. I got up and walked 5 miles. Then I got cleaned up and went grocery shopping. We have taken the girls back and forth for band/choir camp and clarinet lessons. We ran to the mall to look for some shoes for me. Didn't find anything. We stopped in Bed, Bath and Beyond and I got a new water cup for school. Hopefully it will last. Mine usually gets knocked over at some point and cracked.

Almost done running for the day. Still need to go pick up youngest from her choir camp at 5. Glad that both the boys can drive. Makes life a whole lot easier.

Hope you have had a good day!

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Hi Tricia!
WTG on the long walk! I slept 11 hours last night, you can tell yesterday wore me out , Barb too, we both slept a lot longer than we usually do, she came and picked me up and we went to the green mkt got organic fruit and veggies, I had a green smoothie this mid morning. Have been on pinterest looking for recipes had a beet spread tasting yesterday at the green mkt up in Ft Pierce that was good but the seller wasn't nice so I didn't buy it so have been looking for recipes to see if I can make my own. I am about to go out to the pool haven't even looked to see what the sky looks like hope it isn't stormy looking.
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Morning PJ!

Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your friends yesterday. I got out and walked 4.5 miles this morning. TOM arrived last night. Making sure not to use that as an excuse to not get up and exercise. May change my schedule as far as strength training since I don't think I want to work my abs tomorrow...

Not sure what we will be doing the rest of the day. We will go to church this morning, but beyond that not sure...DH and I had talked about a date night, but I have eaten out three times this week... Made good choices each time, but not sure if I want to eat out again. We shall see. Supposed to be hot this afternoon too or I would suggest going to the Botanical Gardens or something along those lines...Who knows, we will figure out something.

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Hi Tricia,
I was gone all day with Barb and Wayne we went up to Ft Pierce to the Green Market , Barb and I were there for a couple of hours while Wayne went to the Boat Shop looking for parts for one of their boat motors ( they were given an old boat and he is rebuilding the motor ) , we had fun walking around the big outdoor mkt and looking at the different crafts and vendors and tasting their wares and listening to the band it was hot and I took 6 bottles of water which I drank. When we came back to town I stayed at their house for the afternoon and hung out with them. Barb took me shopping at the Fresh Mkt on the way home and I got some fresh Salmon and almond milk , cooked the salmon for dinner. Was a great day, first time I have done something like that in almost 2 years. They make me laugh a lot.
So I got a lot of walking today.
Hope your dd is feeling better.
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Hi PJ!

Yes it is the dd who had fainting spells two years ago. The neurologist thought they were fainting spells and she has not had anything like it since then. I was hoping in the back of my mind that the dr would say that is what he thought this was, but I knew that this was totally different. If she had fainted she would have been completely limp. She did not have any headache afterward. I am hoping that the EEG will show something definitive.

Took my ds to the orthodontist this morning. His braces are coming off next Wednesday! Then we went to lunch, ran some errands, and then to get his haircut. It was nice to hang out with him for a while.

I took a rest day this morning. Really wanted to get out and get moving, but I have three days this coming week that I am going to training, so I didn't want to take a rest day tomorrow and then have another three days with little or no exercise later on in the week as well.

Not sure what I will do the rest of the afternoon. Kind of chilling out which is nice. Life is going to get crazy busy this coming week.

Hope you have a nice weekend.

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Big hugs Tricia,
is this your DD that has done something similar before? Hope they find some answers and if it is seizures they can help her ! Did she have a headache or anything afterwards?
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Hi PJ!

It does sound absolutely crazy that your sister would not have called the doctor. That kind of sounds like my mil. Doesn't make sense to me. Hope that her foot is okay. And as far as her being resentful of you...sometimes we compare ourselves to others and everybody's life looks so much better than ours but she wouldn't be happy if she had your life either I don't think.

Well, our day turned out a lot different than we expected. My youngest dd was the first one up besides me. She was sitting on the floor coloring on a bag she got for her birthday when dh came home. She got up and went to the door to greet him. He had stopped to get some groceries on the way home. It looked like she was stooping down to pick up one of the bags and the next thing we know she is sitting on the floor with her back completely straight. She had tremors in her hands and was staring straight ahead. It only lasted 20-30 seconds.

We called the doctor's office and took her in. He said that it sounded like an absence seizure. He scheduled an EEG and did blood work. The EEG is on the 20th.

After we got back from the dr office I took the girls out for lunch. Then we went over to our friends house and hung out for a while. It was good to catch up with my friend while the girls hung out with their friend.

It was a great way to spend that afternoon.

Hope you had a good rest of your day.

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HI Tricia!
Wtg on the pound down! I slept 9 hours, got up did laundry. Had PT my arm is moving better still getting behind my back better today still , Jan said in a few weeks you will be kicking me out of here! I ran errands with Barb today healthfood store went to TD bank and made the deposit into the account for the dental clinic to have my mouth examined on the 20th when I got home the pharmacy had tried to deliver meds that I hadn't ordered for the first time they automatically filled my meds on their own and charged them to my card , so I hadn't expected them to be delivered . I didn't need my blood pressure med filled now I have 3 months worth, My doc orders a 40 mg pill and I break it in half so 30 pills last 2 months so will have them not to deliver them next month. My sister , my goodness she calls me and tells me she was lying on her bed with her foot under the headboard between the mattress and it yesterday and she has no feeling in it and she went to get up and pulled her foot out and heard a loud pop the foot is not black and blue this is the same foot she had the blood clot in the same leg and is on anti coagulants for , I asked her if she called her doctor , no did she go to the er , no , how was she going to get there? Call your EX husband couldn't do that , call a cab. I said ok when was the last time you had an INR? she is on anti coagulants , well over a month to 6 weeks so she doesn't know what it is, I am yelling at her. CALL YOUR DOCTOR NOW. She has type 2 diabetes for God's sake, she can't feel her foot it is black and blue has had a blood clot in the last few months and she is telling me in Florida about it? I am shaking my head. I swear Tricia my sister drives me crazy. she almost lost her other foot last year she doesn't think.
The other night she called and I was at the Marathon meeting and she left a message ' where are you?" when I got home I called told her where I had been and she says ' You certainly volunteer a lot. ' I said I always have. she says ' I don't have a car I can't get anywhere' I reminded her I don't drive and haven't since 1998. her car just died a few months ago and this is a new thing for her she has always driven she had a car before I knew how to drive and is 5 1/2 years younger than I am. I said Andy dropped me off at the meeting and Frank brought me home , who is Frank? The race director Cheryl, I asked him before I went to the meeting if he would bring me home via Email and he said yes he lives a couple miles on the other side of the bridge from me I am on the way home for him. Oh she says. I had noticed the pictures I had posted on facebook from sunday she hadn't ' liked' a one of them but she had liked some sayings and things I posted and I asked if she saw the pictures , she said yes , so all I can think is she has some resentment for things I do . I don't understand it at all. She has been married all these years got to raise her children and now grandchildren and I have been alone I don't understand it. Odd.
I have been keeping myself busy and as useful as possible . Thank you for listening . felt hurtful. Big hugs. STorming again this afternoon.
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Good Morning PJ!

I am glad to hear that you are not feeling guilty about taking care of yourself. I think that is one of the hardest things for us to do, especially as women. We feel like we need to help and care for others. It is important to set boundaries though and know when to say No.

It is warm already here this morning. I walked by the temp sign around 7 and it was already 81 and very humid. You feel sticky just walking out the door.

One of my dd's best friends spent the night with us last night. Not sure what we will do today. We may go by the craft store and pick up some craft for them to do or something...who knows. Thought about the waterpark, but we can't use our friend pass and Fridays are usually crowded so I try not to go on Fridays.

Was down another pound this morning! I am sooo excited! I have worked hard for each one of those pounds and I am doing it the right way. Eating right and getting active.

Hope you have a good day!

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Hi Tricia!
Glad you had fun today with the girls! sounds like fun! I didn't get in the pool I got my errands done walked about 1 1/2 miles I think mailed my paper work in after getting the fax done for the medicaid share of cost and the other thing for the student loan that I had that was forgiven they are monitoring my income for 3 years mailed in that paperwork , took myself to lunch at the Thai restaurant my favorite in the same strip mall as the fax place they had a lunch special for 9 bucks I could pass up then walked to the mail box place since my mail had already been picked up and mailed the things and went to the store and got some pineapple and chocolate covered ginger and walked home it was thundering made it home right before it started to rain and it has been storming all afternoon and evening! I did my shoulder exercises this evening and just now getting a shower listened to some music on Youtube for hours . I had a good evening .I enjoy my own company a lot. :) . I don't feel guilty for taking care of myself. Other people have issues but it is their issues.
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Hi PJ!

I had a blast with the girls this afternoon. I put skates on and got out there with them. It really was so much fun. I used to skate all the time when I was their age. I had my own skates and would spend hours outside skating on the road by our house. Was surprised at how quickly I felt comfortable. Even skated backwards. Took the girls for ice cream afterwards. I didn't get any. Happy about my choices today.

You need to make sure that you are taking care of yourself. You can't feel bad about not helping out with some things that you did before. You are still recovering and this recovery has been hard and longer than from your last surgery. Do what you know you should do and don't feel bad about stepping back from some things.

Hope you have a good evening.

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HI Tricia,
I did get in the pool yesterday for a bit and had Pt , she got my arm bending more behind my back says it is getting better every day , it hurts when she does it up at the shoulder and elbow but it was there. I went to the Marathon of the Treasure coast informational planning meeting last night we had about 30 people there a bunch of new people , a lot of people from last year will not be able to help this year. So we will see what we can do. I know I am not feeling well and not jumping in with both feet , my friend Brenda was there and asking why I am not helping with the Sailfish Striders this year told her I have been focusing on healing that I can't get my arm behind my back yet and she said ' I WILL TWIST YOUR ARM BEHIND YOUR BACK FOR YOU ! COME HELP ME WITH THE BEACH TO BEACH RACE ON THE 22! ' told her I would think about it. I just am not feeling great and told her that . The water rally was the only thing I have done in months and looking at the pictures I wasn't feeling great and I look it though it was a good experience I wasn't my top self haven't been in awhile. I am still in my night gown. I have to get some clothes on and walk over to the stationary store and get something faxed and then come back and get into the pool . I did sleep 9 hours just feeling quiet today.
WTG on your exercise!
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Morning PJ!

Hope you had a good day yesterday and got some good rest last night. Still making progress with that arm?

Got up early this morning. Trying to get more on my school schedule. It is coming quicker than I would like. Next week will be kind of crazy busy. Also want to get out early since it is back in the 100s here.

I got in 4 miles again this morning. I am already at 16 miles for the week. Feels good. I might actually hit 150 miles before school starts.

This afternoon I am taking dd and her friends to go Roller Skating for a belated birthday party. We are going to an ice cream shop afterwards that is just up the road. Trying to keep things simple.

Hope you have a good day!

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Hi PJ!

Hope you had a good day today. It has gotten hot here. I did get out and walked early this morning. Then I took my youngest to get her braces. She is doing pretty well so far.

I got to meet a friend for lunch today. It was nice to see her and catch up with her.

Not a whole lot going on. Enjoying the last couple of quiet days before things get really busy.

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Hi Tricia,
Well I haven't gotten in the pool yet, Jan was here about 9:30 and the Nurse was here from 10:15 to 11:15 to recertify me and then the storm started so I haven't gotten out. I now can bend my elbow behind my back a little didn't know that til Jan got here and she showed me it was painful but it was there so improvements she said keep doing what you are doing and I said ok sleeping and being lazy. :) because other than going to the rally on Sunday and yesterday's 30 minutes at the gym I hadn't done much for days on end my body just heals well and that muscle memory it has it great it is doing what it does . I will go into the pool when I can today when I can , I need to get to the grocery store I have no green anything here , have hardly anything to eat!
WTG on the 5 miles! Yay you!
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Good Morning PJ!

Sounds like you had a great time at the Rally. And great job at the gym. I know it felt good to get back to work. I am glad that you were able to find someone to give you a ride.

Our idea of beauty is so skewed. We have this image of what we think we should look like. It is so much more than what is on the outside. You are such a good friend to so many and kind and thoughtful. That makes you beautiful.

I am trying to make my focus not on how I will look, but on how I feel and that I am doing this to take care of myself.

I am trying to push myself a little further than I have before...or at least so far since I have started exercising regularly. I walked 5 miles this morning. I took me about an hour and a half. But considering it took me an hour and a half the first time I did 4 miles, I am making progress.

Not sure what our plan is for today. DH is still asleep. He worked hard yesterday fixing our AC.

Hope you have a good day!

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Hi Tricia,
The Rally was great yesterday! Very hot , drank so much water and I had tons of dystonia symptoms I took extra levadopa 50 extra , I usually take 75 mg in divided doses and I took two more 25 mg of it close together I was having dystonia symptoms in my chest and ribs so bad while I was standing and when I got in the car to leave . and then later when I got home my legs started feeling stiff and hard like they were going to pull so I took my evening dose early but I didn't having any issues during the night so that was good. No Pt today and it stormed like crazy so I didn't get in the pool but Andys' niece is in town and she asked what she could do for me and I asked her if she was going to the gym and she said she was taking the kids to the library so she took me to the gym and picked me up on her way back from the library so I did the leg press machine ( 190 pounds 50 reps and then the procore elliptical for 20 minutes ) heart rate was an average 130 , it actually went to 150 , incline of 8 and resistance of 8 much less than I use to do but it has been almost a year since I have been on the thing and I used the arm attachment too. I wasn't short of breath but I was working harder than I use to on the dang thing with lots more resistance and incline. I told her to pick me up in 1/2 hour so I wouldn't do too much and I am sore hours later. This is my first time at the gym in almost a year. I saw pictures from yesterday and I have to get back to work I don't look good at all. My friend Keri West, Not Kari but a friend I have met with my work with the river says ' YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL' I said ' I didn't say I wasn't but I have to do something here. Tomorrow is Pt if it isn't in the morning and it isn't raining I am getting in the pool early. Hope you are cooler and wtg on having a ' different attitude and feeling sore from a different work out. Big hugs.
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Hi PJ!

Hope the rest of your weekend went well. Sounded like you had a lot on tap.

Our A/C went out yesterday afternoon. My sweet husband was able to fix it today. The house is still cooling off, but it is still warm. Glad that we were only in the low 90s today and not up into the 100s.

I did take the girls to the waterpark to help us stay cool. I have noticed a change in my attitude and activity level. Instead of sitting and reading a book, I hung out with the girls all day. We rode a couple of the slides. Also did some swimming. My arms are sore from working out this morning and then doing the swimming.

We are probably going hiking somewhere tomorrow. Not for sure, but want to enjoy the last couple weeks of summer.

Hope you have had a good day!

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Hi Tricia,
I had a quiet day today, resting up for our big River Rally tomorrow, will get picked up at 8:45, the rally is 10-4 in the heat I am taking lots of water , they have water out there but if they have all of the people they hope to they will run out of water. I hope we don't have a lightning storm. I did walk a mile to the store and back and cleaned my burned pot, vinegar and baking soda actually cleaned the burned bottom! wow! We met the media last night at the Rally spot and they did a good piece on us it is amazing they take more than an hour of interview footage and make 30 seconds on the air out of it but they got the bullets points down.
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Hi PJ!

After lunch one of the girls and I ran to Michaels to get some things for some projects to do for my class at school...Then on the way home I suggested we go to the tennis courts so they could practice a little. So that is what we did. Then we stopped at the movie rental place and picked up a couple of movies to watch this weekend.

Turned out to be a pretty pleasant day.

Hope yours was too!

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Morning PJ!

Sounds like you had an "exciting" day yesterday.

I ended up taking two of the kids to the mall for a bit last night so that they could get shoes for school. One of the boys needed some jeans too. Glad we were able to find some.

I met a friend for breakfast this morning at Panera. Haven't seen her in a while. It was good to catch up with her. She has had a crazy year. Her husband of 29 years left her in October. I cannot even imagine. It has turned her life upside down. She is doing good though. Taking care of herself.

Got up early and walked this morning before I went to meet my friend. Only three more miles and I will be at my 100 mile goal.

I had talked about taking the girls to the waterpark, but it is only 71 now and I don't think it is supposed to get much warmer today. So not sure what we are going to do.

Hope you have a good day!

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Well I put pasta on to boil and took out the garbage yesterday and as I looked across the lawn I saw Andy was home I was so excited I ran over to his condo to welcome him home! I talked for about 40 minutes, I got home fround my front door open and smelled smoke! OH NO forgot the pasta it burned the pot is ruined I think. Ended up walking to the store and getting something for a stir fry had that for dinner but didn't sleep well I think in part because of the smoke in the house. Have been up since 5am Jan will be here around 2 for PT need to get a swim in before it storms and clean a bit do laundry .
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Sounds like you are having a pretty quiet day. You need to make sure that you are eating.

Been a quiet day around here too. We rented a movie and watched that this afternoon. It is so wonderful temperature wise right now. It is hard to believe that it is the end of July and we are at 78 degrees. That is like unheard of here in TX for a summer day. I think this is supposed to stick around for a week at least too. That will be really nice for the kids that are getting ready to start August Band Camp.

Hope you had a nice day.

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Hi Tricia,
wtg on the exercise! I have been on the internet all day! I haven't eaten a bite of anything. I need to do that. Lots of river stuff. Don't know if I can get in the pool today. I slept well. Hope you have a good day!
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Morning PJ!

Sounds like your PT is really helping you make progress. You probably do need to give yourself some time to rest a little. I know you are anxious to make progress but if you push too hard you could injure yourself again and end up in trouble and you don't want that.

Scale is still not cooperating. Dropped that first five pounds and nothing has happened since then. I am noticing that my shorts are looser around the waist, so I know I am losing some of that belly fat which is a good thing. Also I feel like my ab muscles are getting stronger.

Walked again this morning and was able to walk 18 min miles instead of 20 minute miles! I am so excited to be able to see progress there as well! Walked over 3.5 miles and then came home and did yoga for my strength training today. If I walk 3 miles the next two days I will hit the 100 mile mark on Saturday!

Hope you have a good day!

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Hi Tricia,
well I didn't get in the pool yesterday had thunderstorms and I was just told by my PT to rest my shoulder and arm today it is very sore but there is more progression today she was happy with it today I didn't lift the 4pound weight with it today , I was lifting them last night and noticed shaking and soreness I did my weights this morning before she got here with the 2 pound weight in my left hand and it was shaking, but my internal and external rotation has improved a lot and she says I am getting it in back of me better ( it really hurts) I can touch my right butt cheek and she says I can touch my other hand I just can't feel it ( the neuropathy makes it so I can't feel it ) . I think Barb is coming to pick me up, going to make a poster for Sunday's River Rally I think that is the plan we will see , it is supposed to storm most of the day.
Wtg on the exercise.
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Morning PJ!

Glad to hear that things went so well at the neurologist. Also good to hear that you are making progress with your shoulder. I know you are excited! You are a very determined lady. Great job on the swim.

Got up this morning and it was sprinkling. I thought about not going walking, but am tired of allowing myself to make excuses. That is what has gotten me back to this point. So I walked the dog and then walked some more on my own. Made it almost three miles before it really started to rain. Came home and did another 2 miles with my walking DVD. Very proud of myself for not allowing excuses to keep me from working out.

Not sure what we will do the rest of the day. The plan had been to go to the water park but it is raining. Not supposed to clear up until this afternoon.

Hope you have a great day. Will check in with you later.

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Hi Tricia, I don't have to go back to my neurologist til December. He was surprised that I could lift my arm over my head , he had almost forgotten until I did how my arm was last time I had seen him in April and he said ' You are the most determined person I know ' I did swim for an hour last night. I made 2 kinds of hummus today one with Barbara and then Spinach artichoke hummus to share with her because her son in law had some heart issues and was taken to the hospital and she brought me home and went to pick up her youngest grandson. The hummus is delicious. I was teaching Barbara how to make hummus at her house . She is so excited. It stormed this afternoon and I didn't get in the pool I have pt at 9:30 tomorrow. Wtg on the exercise! I was doing more cleaning today.
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Good Morning PJ!

Great job with your choices. The pumpkin bread sounds delicious. Did you make it to the pool last evening? How did things go at the neurologist?

Got up this morning and walked 3 miles. Then I did about 30 minutes of strength training exercises. Trying to begin to think through how I am going to work this once school starts. I won't have an hour and a half in the morning to dedicate to exercise unless I get up at 4:30 or 5 in the morning. At this point I think I will plan on doing a 20 - 30 minute DVD in the mornings and then walk or something in the evening.

Not sure what I will do today. Need to do a few things around the house. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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HI Tricia,
wtg on your walk, it is extremely hot and humid here too will be in the 90s with a heat index into the 100s today already feels that way. I am hoping Diego can bring me home today I don't want to be walking in this heat it is suffocating already. I am able to lift 4 lbs with my left arm now in a shoulder press and every direction except with the internal and external rotation yay. I did more straightening up and cleaning in the kitchen last night I made some organic pumpkin bread , gave 1/2 a loaf to Jan she was excited. It has organic black walnuts in it too lots of spices, I cut back on the sugar and the oil and put greek yogurt in it instead and amped up the spices. I was craving chocolate and made this instead last night. Kept me from going to the store and spending $$.
I hope to get in the pool this evening we will see last night was for a few minutes and got stormed out.
Hope you have a great day!
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Morning PJ!

Just got back from my walk. It is very humid here. Most of my walk I have shade from trees but there is one mile that is mostly in the sun. That is the hardest mile of the whole walk I think. Still trying to cool off. I have been taking a water bottle with me on the longer walks so I make sure that I am hydrating.

Hope things go well at your appointment with your neurologist today. Glad that you were able to get a ride.

Olivia Jane is a very pretty name. I know Ruth has to be over the moon.

Need to go grocery shopping today. Also need to call and make an appointment for my check up so I can get it done before I go back to school.

Hope you have a great day!

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I got a half hour in the pool and a big black cloud came in and I got out, I could feel electricity on my arms . It never rained but I wasn't going to take any chances another person got hit by lightning yesterday down in Boca . I am still in my nightgown we have had thunderstorms already.
I go see my neurologist tomorrow and I got a ride set up with my friend Diego he was kind enough to respond from Facebook shout out he is a friend from the running clubs . Pt is at 9:30am.
wtg on cleaning the fridge and your exercise. Oh Ruth's granddaughter's name is Olivia Jane
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Hi PJ!

So did you ever make it into the pool yesterday? We had a pretty quiet day here. Did some things around the house, but mostly just tried to stay cool. I did manage to clean out the fridge with some help from one of my dd's. One of those jobs that needs to be done, but doesn't get done often. Last week I wiped down all of the cupboard doors. So if I keep doing these jobs one at a time the kitchen will eventually get clean, right?

Walked and did yoga again this morning. Think I will do weights on Tuesday to change things up a bit again and rotate that with the Yoga for my strength training.

We did take the kids to Bahama Bucks, a shaved ice place last night. It was my splurge of the week. I got a small Key Lime Pie. It was good.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

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Good Job Tricia! Muscle Memory is great!
I want to get in the pool but there are big black clouds out there have been waiting for the right time for the UVs and hoping the thunderstorms don't start it was very hot early and gosips in the pool then so have been waiting patiently .
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Morning PJ!

Glad you had fun with your friend last night. Also fun to have someone to be crazy with.

Not much time this morning. Have to go with my son up to the HS to get all his forms turned in for band. Not sure if today will be a rest day or if I will get home in time to get in a workout...we shall see.

Amazing that I can already tell a difference in my body after doing yoga just two days. I guess those muscles were just waiting to be worked! Amazing how the body can bounce back like that. Encourages me to keep at it!

Hope you have a great day! Will check in with you later.

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HI Tricia,
:) I had fun with Barb at the Bridge between us we had three signs that read ' Save Our River' we were like the Rockettes we couldn't wave so we were kicking our legs and smiling and yelling , and once I started to beep like I was a car and then the cars started to beep. LOL we had to make it fun. I love Barb we have fun. Hope your son waits . I was entirely too young.
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Hi PJ!

My oldest ds just turned 19. He had fun telling me the other day that it is possible that he will be married in the next 6 years...I asked who he planned on marrying and he said he has no idea...so hopefully I am good for now. lol!

One of my friends posted on Facebook that she had a vivid dream that she came home from vacation and her friend has a 5 week old newborn named Sean...then she asked if I had anything to tell her...Boy, that would be a shock! Not that I would not love to have another child, but at this point it would be a shock for sure and it would definitely take an act of God for that to happen.

Been a pretty quiet day around here. I did run some bags of clothes over to my friend and co-teacher. She has two granddaughters that I have been passing the girls clothes down to. Hopefully they will find some things in the bags that they can use. She shares them with another co-worker who also has two girls. Glad that someone else can use them.

Guess I am going to try and find a cool, quiet place to read my book.

Will check in with you later.

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Hi Tricia!
You are old enough but your boys are not that old yet. :) My sons started making me a grandmother at 20 I think or 21, I was a grandmother at age 43, my oldest granddaughters were 14 this past June. I haven't met any of my 6 grandchildren but that is another sad story. 3 granddaughters and 3 grandsons, the oldest are the twins 14, have a grandson 13, another grandson I think he is going to be 6 in October, oops missed a 9 year old granddaughter and a 4 year old grandson. One son has 4 and one has 2 , one son has all of his children and is no longer with his wife and the other son isn't married and doesn't have custody of either of his children. My sister who is 52 has two children she gave birth two and two children she raised as her own. Three grandchildren from her daughter she gave birth to and she is raising two of those granddaughters and her grandson is being raised by his other grandmother because her daughter is a mess , her son she is still raising he is soon to be 15. Her 'step daughter ' though she would never call her that , she has raised since she was an infant , has four children and Cheryl has always called them her grandchildren , ages 14, 13, 11 and 8. Oh yes, Cheryl's other daughter children the one's she is raising are 10 and 8 and the little boy is 6 and her step son Jake who is 36 son is 14 , Devin . So she has 8 grandchildren so far and Jake married a woman who had children so Cheryl even claims them and their children but I get confused. LOL .
I had Pt today and there is some improvement from Wednesday. Yay little bit by little bit. I am going to the bridge with the warriors to advertise our River Rally next weekend , going with Barb.
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Morning PJ!

Glad you got your computer working right. It is always frustrating when things don't work like they should.

That is exciting to hear that Ruth has a grandbaby. Such an exciting time. I have mixed feeling about the possibility of being in that situation at some point in the next 10 years....not sure I am ready to be a grandma or admit that I am old enough to be a grandma.

Got on the scale this morning and I was down another pound! I am so happy to be under 170! Now to keep moving the scale downward a little at a time. I got out and walked four miles again today. I think the changes in my eating patterns is helping. Maybe I wasn't getting the right calories or maybe I need to just get my metabolism working right. Just glad to have found the right combination.

Hope you have a good day!

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Hi Tricia !
It worked, I got the virus's off and the malware off and now I can get my spark pages to work like they are supposed to YAY!!! Yay for Bob and patience! Yay!
pj Oh I forgot , I saw on facebook tonight that Ruth Breedlove became a grandmother last night saw the pictures she has a new granddaughter and she is big , I am forgetting her name she was born on the 23 at around 9:45 pm I believe. Ruth is over the moon.
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HI Tricia,
I did get in the pool just before 6pm and swam 45 minutes again the breast , back and side stroke, and have been working on getting the virus malware out of my computer all evening. I still can't do anything with spark ( can't do the emails from them except respond when you log in and then go from there on spark. I was on the phone with Bob up in Buffalo and working with him on my computer for a couple of hours and a scan with Malbytes has been going for quite some time. I only had the yogurt at lunch and just had some plain pasta with pasta sauce for dinner at least I had the little fruit early in the day.
Wtg on the exercise and food.
I haven't heard from Jan but she will probably text me in the morning hopefully I will be awake if I sleep like I did today I could be asleep.
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PJ some days just need to be a pajama day. My girls love it when we have pajama day. I like to get up and get cleaned up and dressed but they will hang out in their pjs all summer long if I let them. Of course they sleep in soft shorts and t-shirts.

Had another good food day. Will have a snack of fruit later on this evening. Really trying to work on the fruits and veggies and pushing the water. I found some of the mini-ice cream sandwiches that are only 100 calories. Those are just right for a little sweet treat after dinner. So that has been my treat for the day.

I did yoga again this morning. My abs, arms, and legs are all hurting. But it is all good. I know it will lessen as my body adjusts and gets stronger again.

Did you get to the pool?

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HI Tricia,
I am still in my nightgown at 3:17
Having a lazy day.
I hope to get in the pool we will see.
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Hi PJ!

Glad you were able to get a good night's sleep. You must feel good today after sleeping for 10 hours. You still have a lot of recovering to do from your surgery, but it does sound like you are on the road to recovery now and making progress.

That is scary stuff with your friend Barb. Hope her doctor figures out what is going on. It is hard when you don't have straight answers.

Took the girls to the water park today. We had a nice time. Stayed for about three hours. I saw my boss there. Was good to see her and catch up a bit. Also got some time to read for a bit too.

Hope you had a good rest of your day.

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Hi Tricia ,
I slept til 10:30 today so well over 10 hours sleep. Had non fat greek yogurt, organic black and raspberries on top with black walnuts and organic coconut shreds and some honey for breakfast , 1/2 hour after my meds and I am still in my nightgown. I am still tired. I called my student to tell her I am ready to start meeting but got her voice mail will probably not meet today , so will have to find something to keep myself busy. My friend Barb is upset. She told me yesterday before she went to see her internist she gets this odd feeling in her breasts where she wants to pull at them and she is a high stress person and she has RA and I asked if she had ever had a stress test and she said no ( on the treadmill ) and i said you probably need to check that out, she has a history of high cholesterol ( over 600 ) she has brought that down to just over 200 with diet no pills , and she lost 10 pounds like the doc said this year. She needs to learn meditation and yoga and dial down her response to stress, she is a type O blood type and has a hair trigger temper. The doctor asked her if anyone in the family had a heart attack and she had said no , but when she got home she forgot, her sister and she called me and said well that has to be because of her diet and we have different fathers ( she thinks ) , I said Barb you have to tell her. then her landlady said well it is most likely gravity causing the breasts to feel like that. I said well I never had that sensation but in mine and I am just 18 months younger. I have had stress tests, calm down it doesn't mean they are going to find anything. But you do have RA and it can attack your chest wall it doesn't mean it is your heart it just could be something else. But you do need to check and make sure. Poor thing. The doc yesterday told her she wanted her on 81 mg of aspirin a day and Barb was asking me where to find it, i said that is Baby aspirin I do believe. Now I don't know if the woman checked Barbs clotting factors or anything. So I am concerned about Barb being stressed hopefully it isn't angina like I thought perhaps it was and hopefully it isn't her RA breaking down her connective tissue. I hope her doctor is bright enough to figure it out. She doesn't have straight medicare , but an HMO so she doesn't have the choices I do to where and who to go to, and that was her choice and I can't get her to change that. she is stubborn .
My student just called she says we will meet in a couple of weeks has doctor's appointments. Maybe I will walk to the library and get some DVDs and books to entertain me , and then go for a swim.
Hope you have a good day.
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Morning PJ!

I am doing good. Feeling like I have more energy since I have started exercising on a regular basis again. I am working on fueling my body in the right way too. I decided to try and make sure I eat something when I first get up. I usually wait until after I workout to get breakfast, but decided I need to get my metabolism moving. Scale was down another pound this morning! So I was excited.

Sounds like you are finally making some progress with your shoulder. Need to run and get cleaned up. DH worked last night so he is about ready to head off to bed.

I am taking the girls to the waterpark today. It is supposed to be near 100 this afternoon.

Hope you have a great day! I will check in with you this evening.

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HI Tricia,
I had Pt today was able to lift the 2 pound weight in a shoulder press repeatedly Yay. I swam 45 minutes today and no pain in the pool 15 minutes breast stroke , 15 minutes back stroke and 15 minutes side stroke. did 15 minutes water aerobics I didnt' need a nap today . Yay I seem to have less pain today Yay we will see about tonight when I try to sleep if that continues. I didn't exercise my arm yesterday just walked a bit we were very stormy yesterday a man was killed on the other side of the state on the beach and 2 women struck by lightning at the same time , a river warrior friend of mine saw it happen he was working the beach.
Hope you are well.
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Hi PJ!

I know you are so excited to be making progress with your arm! That has got to be a relief to feel it getting stronger - to see the evidence!

It was a really nice day. Spent a couple of hours at the mall with my dd. Came home, made the menu and grocery list and then dd and dh went with me to the store to do the grocery shopping. DH did chicken on the grill for dinner tonight. It was delicious! He also did grilled mini potatoes and squash and zucchini. It is one of my favorite meals!

I am tired now. It has been a very full day. I have noticed that since I have started exercising regularly I seem to be more productive during the day. I am getting more done and have a hard time just sitting still and watching TV.

My youngest dd has her check up in the morning. So the plan is for tomorrow to be my rest day this week.

Hope you get a good night's rest. You have had a pretty full day.

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Hi Tricia,
Wtg on the walking and yoga and all the cleaning in the kitchen sounds like a plan with the assignments for the kids hope it works!
I had pt this morning and I had gotten up and had done my exercises before she got here and I can't find one of my 2lb weights so was using a 4 pound weight in my right hand and 2 pound wight in my left hand. I tried lifting the 2 lb weight in a shoulder press and couldn't do it at the end of my exercises and thought dang I should have done that at the beginning I hadn't been able to lift any weight yet and thought I had tired myself out , should have tried it before I had tired myself out . Told Jan and thought she wouldn't try it. Well she worked me all over again and at the end of every thing she took that 2 pound weight and said ok see if you can push it up and you know what I did and it didn't hurt. I was able to do 4 shoulder press! for the very first time since surgery! Yay! My arm still hurts and I still can't get it behind my back it will be 2 months on the 23. Jan said don't compare it to the other one that is like comparing children, we had a lot more therapy time on the right arm before you went into therapy to get your right arm strong and you didn't have all that spasm in your back and neck to deal with and you hadn't had another surgery to weaken your entire body or infections in your mouth to deal with you are doing great your shoulder is doing great. So about an hour or so after she left the radar was saying it was going to storm in the afternoon and I could see them coming , and I wanted to get a swim in so I go in my suit and into the pool. I swam 30 minutes breast and back stroke, on the left it isn't so pretty and it hurts but it is moving when I do the backstroke ( the arm ) , then 15 minutes of water aerobics , squats, lunges, jumps , lots of arm movements then came in and ate some plain greek yogurt with some honey, and organic blackberries and raspberries , black walnuts and organic coconut shreds tried to watch some tv but was so tired I went to bed and ended up sleeping over 3 hours. I think the anemia is kicking my butt again so I have to get back to taking the iron I stopped when the infection in my mouth was so bad. I knew I couldn't take it with the antibiotics and the infection because germs thrive on iron ( probably why the infection got so bad so fast ) because I was taking 3 iron pills a day there for a few weeks . A few days of taking the 3 grams of vitamin C and the area in my mouth has completely healed. Wow. Vitamin C heals tissue fast I should remember that . ;) . Have a good night.
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