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5/30/14 5:10 P

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Today I spent the morning washing clothes and getting things ready for the weekend. Tomorrow will be our shopping day and I'll be getting in a good bit of extra walking.
Hope everyone has a good evening.

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5/20/14 9:40 A

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I'll check it out.

Here's one you might want to check out on aspartame. One of the main reasons I no longer use it.

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If you are not craving it then balance is being restored in your body.... articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/
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great article to read just to reaffirm your journey! emoticon emoticon

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It's improved in some ways. I don't really crave the sugar, but sometimes I miss the act of eating it, if you know what I mean.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Fantastic Vicky!!!! the fat it going to melt away now. Did you find it very hard to give up sugar? have your cravings for "junk" gotten better?

Proud of you girl, you rock! emoticon

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To all that lost weight this past week emoticon .
To those that didn't lose or perhaps gained emoticon emoticon
I'm down 4 lbs for the week. I fully believe it's because I gave up the sugar. I'm also down 2 full inches over all. emoticon

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It was a rocky afternoon and evening last night with all the rain and tornado warnings going on, but our area was fine. Got more than our fair share of rain though ( almost 4 inches).
Today I've been washing clothes all day. Went to balance my checkbook and realized I'd paid $25.00 more in bills than money in the bank ( forgot to write down a bank payment I'd made, so had to run to the bank and make a deposit before the bank started bouncing checks. Glad I caught it in time. Bob had a fit about it because that took the last of our pocket money for the month but it won't be the last time we're broke before the month runs out. At least the bills are all covered, and food is bought so the rest doesn't matter.
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You did a lot yesterday. I still haven't gotten to the spare bedroom. Other things keep coming up.

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It's up to me when, lot's of bone loss in the left knee but at the moment it's my right knee that is playing up - got Tendonitis commonly known as Jumper's knee because of the severe over use. Catch 22, I need to sort the left knee out before my right knee will get better emoticon

You go girl with your cleaning exercise emoticon I did that with the birds room yesterday - we had the off(election day here) voted early and had the whole day to potter around. Painted 3 wooden butterflies 2 frogs & THE POTTING SHED wooden letters, even gave it 2 coats of varnish, can't wait to see my "art" go on the potting shed wall. emoticon

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Is your doctor pushing you to have the surgery?

Good Morning. I think I'm going to spend a good portion of the day cleaning our spare bedroom. It's actually our junk room so to speak and where hubby put all this tools he can't part with since giving up his woodworking. But it's to the point where there's no room to walk in there so time to make some kind of order in there.
Hope everyone has a great day.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I have a huge problem watching when it comes to mowing the lawn....nobody can do it as good as me emoticon just this darn knee of mine that needs to get with the plan, grr!
Had to take Sunday off as Saturday's planting 4 trees was overdoing it again! so had it with being useless emoticon I'm really considering that knee replacement now....

I use Eucalyptus essential oil to massage sore muscles after a warm shower.

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Good early afternoon. Normally I'm on earlier in the day but I had to cut the grass this morning. That took a little over an hour. I have a push mower not a riding one, so I got in my exercise for the day. I had to use the bag on the mower today since there were so many leaves in the yard but at least it saves me having to rake up leaves too. Bob managed to do 2 rows with the mower then sat and watched me and got a little sun while I did the rest. He's low on vitamin D so he needs at least 15 minutes a day outside in the sun. He got it today.
The rest of the day I'll take it easy as I can feel my muscles starting to stiffen up a little.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.

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Thought I'd show my progress the last few weeks.

3/16/14

Weight: 261
BUST: 51
WAIST: 46
HIPS:52
THIGHS: 28
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WEIGHT: 258 lbs
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WAIST: 43
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THIGHS: 27

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Weight: 259.4
Bust: 52
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Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and are now ready to get back into your healthier eating routine if you indulged over the holiday. Look forward to hearing from everyone.

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Glad to hear you're doing better today. Hope it's a good one for you.

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mmm drooling here! sounds as of you have "it" under control emoticon

My knee is so much better this morning emoticon as I got out of the car at work, I said to myself it's wonderful when the body decides to work with you. I feel 20 years younger than yesterday emoticon Very grateful!

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Didn't eat the best tonight but I had planned for it since it was a celebration. We ordered Pizza Hut Meat Lover's Pizza with half black olives ( for me ). We rarely order pizza so we both enjoyed it and I'll be super careful tomorrow what I eat. There is also cake tonight as well as a wine cooler for me ( I only drink one on my birthday, our anniversary, and New Year's Eve ). Neither of us drink other wise. But it's a way for me to celebrate a little more. Bob can't drink due to his heart condition but he'll usually take one swallow of my drink to celebrate with me.

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I do hope the pain will subside quickly for you. emoticon

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It's infection in the cartilage, must have bumped the knee somewhere. Very painful, thankful for injection & painkillers although I hate taking it, will have to do the detox thing later. Hoping it will be good to go by this weekend, my dogs need a bath! emoticon

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So sorry to hear about your leg. Hope the doctor can do something to help. emoticon

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Me with my big mouth...just when I thought I was ready to take on anything, I get knocked down. Boohoo walking around with a pinched nerve in my right leg! had the worst weekend ever, came to work this morning but could not make it up the stairs. Had to set up a temp office in the boardroom - just doing the urgent stuff then off to the doctor.

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Hope everyone is having a good day. I've been washing clothes all morning. Have the bed comforter in the dryer now and I'll be finished for another week.
Hope this will be a good week for all of you and you'll reach any weekly goal you've set for yourself. Remember YOU ARE WORTH THE EFFORT ! emoticon

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Hope this month will be a good one for all of us. emoticon

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Oh yes I love natural healing ways myself - discovered hydrogen peroxide for sore, swollen feet while we were moving emoticon wonderful! either soak or like we had a spray bottle and just sprayed our feet.

Feeling rested and ready to take on anything today, bring it on emoticon

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After a very rocky weekend with hubby he managed to sleep well last night and is feeling much better today.
If you have Epson salt, mix some in your bath water and soak for awhile. Maybe that'll ease the soreness.

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So happy for you Vicki emoticon nothing beats a body without aches and pain emoticon

Nursing a sore shoulder myself today from over doing the raking in my garden, only slept a few hours emoticon

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I am finally starting to feel more like myself. The fluid pill helped take some of the pressure off my back ( plus 5.2 lbs ), and today is the first day in 6 days it isn't hurting.

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Hi Everyone. Hope you're all having a good day.
Decided this morning to see if taking a very strong fluid pill would help my back any by getting some of the excess fluid out of my system and I honestly think it has helped a good bit. My back has eased up a whole lot since taking the medication. Normally I don't take fluid pills as I'm allergic to sulfer medications but I felt it was worth the risk if I got some relief in my lower back. Now I've got to really watch the sodium so that it doesn't build back up.

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Ok, let me think on it. emoticon

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Whatever you think Vicki - maybe starts some new threads? any new ideas will be welcome xx emoticon emoticon

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Thank you. And thanks for making me co-leader. Is there anything specific you'd like me to do in the team? emoticon

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Just love your "Stay off Scale" ticker!

Back on track on my side, getting loads of extra exercise in, feeling fit and energized emoticon



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It's been a rough couple of days but my back is slowly starting to feel better and I can move around without too much pain.
Hope you're having a nice weekend.

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Battling to stay on track, need support!

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I was talking to a newly"retired" friend the other day and he said he is working longer hours now than before! So much for the Golden Years, no time to sit and watch the sun go down emoticon maybe that is the reason why people live longer nowadays??

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I do not go out to wok but am a carer for my husband who has Altzeimers. He is not that bad yet , but I am gradually taking et paperwork, financial things business matters phone calls etc so my days fly by . We should be doing less as we get older but I don't. Knew any people ho have time to sit and do nothing!

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Lucky you counting down days! My break only coming up in December emoticon so it's head down and counting months for me emoticon

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HANNAHV - I sure understand being burried in work. I am counting down days to a much needed break. Hope you get one soon too.

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emoticon all, been snowed under with work, hoping for some free time soon!

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After another so-so, up and down week, I rebounded on Friday and went with the positive flow right into and through Saturday. For once, I got it right for both food AND exercise, instead of doing well on one and crapping out on the other. It's about 10pm (CA time), and I'm REALLY surprised: I am literally heading to bed. What Iím thinking is, I had a good day, so I better go to sleep before I screw it up!!! emoticon




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I am allowing myself a last day if some freedom with food, we are going out with son and wife for my birthday lunch.
Then I must start looking and noting all I eat, the numbers are creeping up slowly. I eat healthily rather than for losing weight. How you all doing!? Irene

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5/8/13 9:23 A

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I simply love my weekends, the extra time to catch up in the kitchen, house and garden work is very precious to me. So proud with my newish cooking routine, I have been buying fresh vegetables in bulk and preserving of freezing it. Made Eggplant pickles last Saturday, very pleased with the results emoticon

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when all the waters are polluted,
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5/6/13 5:38 A

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Sunday, and the weekend, is over and I'm finishing up and settling down to sleep... I DID get several items crossed off my list, enough to be okay with my progress. Even better, I stayed on track food-wise, without the anxiety of the last two weeks; and remembered my meds on time, and to drink water regularly all day too.

I feel sure that, tomorrow I'll be able to pick up where I left off tonight, and continue to make good progress on what I want to accomplish!

Hope you had a good weekend ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon





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5/5/13 4:59 A

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This weekend is half over already, and I haven't crossed one item off my
"To Do" list. Maybe I can do it all on Sunday? Although if I couldn't do anything today... Since Joe died last Sunday, I have been on a roller coaster of changing moods, energy, and motivation. I'll write again tomorrow night.




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"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
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4/29/13 8:07 A

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My condolences Elizabeth, may the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

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4/29/13 5:50 A

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My brother Joe died this morning, peacefully, with his daughters by his side.




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I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
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4/13/13 3:37 A

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Thank you, dear friends! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Ree, I remembered that you and your husband are in a very similar situation, and knew you would understand. The diagnosis WAS a great relief to me, but not for DH; it dashed any hope of reversing her decline and bringing her back to the way he remembered her.

I told him the diagnosis allows us to stop living in the limbo of "observing her behavior," and now we can move forward with what to do to best care for her. He's not ready to accept that she may need to go to a care facility - it's a terribly difficult decision to reach.

Hannah, thank you for the video link - I love the drums and beat! I haven't seen the movie, and hadn't heard the song before - I'm going to add it to my Netflix queue. Being on SparkPeople grounds me, and sharing with my Spark friends gives me that "Shaka Zulu" lift!

Here's the latest news on our personal soap opera:

DH and I are slowly getting used to our new schedule. Saturday is another swim day. With his Hemodialysis changed to the morning, it's hard for me to adjust to getting up and out early. Tomorrow's SparkCoach challenge is to try a completely new exercise - I'm going to try an elliptical machine at the gym!

Yesterday was a rough, rough,,rough day pain-wise - almost exactly the same as last Friday - but no option to stay home. Even though I'd slept nine hours,
I felt worn out all day. I took DH to Dialysis, and had my swim stuff; however, considering how I felt, I wasn't sure swimming was the best option.

However, last Thursday I DIDN'T swim - I really didn't have enough time, and had had an early and difficult morning - and the next day was the most painful I'd had in months. I decided to go and swim for as long as and with whatever intensity I could. (The pool was unusually cold, which also cut my time.)

When I got back to the Dialysis Center early, I decided to go for a walk (with my brand new walker, it's easier to do so). It was tough, but it felt good to be out in the air and push myself. How that would translate to Friday was the big question... and while today started very slowly, I had an excellent day!

Today's (Saturday's) focus is on Dialysis-and-24 Hour Fitness, as usual; but also a trip to the Farmer's Market or Sprouts to stock up on fresh freggies.
I also will use the weekend to organize my priority and task lists, especially those pertaining to caring for DH's Mom. Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon



Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 4/13/2013 (03:43)

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"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
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Sometimes it feels like we are overloaded with others problems, but having a diagnosis for your mother in law Elizabeth will get some help, it is sad. More so for the carers than the patients themselves . do look after yourself too, it's not being selfish , it's self preservation and others need you to be strong minded now,
My husband has dementia and while not bad yet I do get stressed ,we are only humans after all not angels! We do our best,, thinking of you , emoticon Irene

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4/11/13 10:21 A

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WOW you have been busy strong lady, you remind of this song www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Qm3PkyZTE wonderful words.

You inspire me Elizabeth! emoticon emoticon emoticon I salute you! onwards & forwards emoticon emoticon

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when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

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Lots of changes going on... DH is healing well, more quickly than expected, so I moved back home full-time. I wanted to at least go over and sleep with DH each night; but my presence in MIL's house confuses and upsets her - she keeps asking when I'm taking her son away - so I'll be on my own again.

Today was emotional, challenging... and a GOOD DAY! emoticon emoticon

I started today early, with MIL's appointment to be evaluated for dementia -
we now have an official diagnosis of Alzheimer's - then dropped off MIL, took DH for his surgical follow-up (delayed an hour), then rushed him to dialysis.

At that point, I'd normally head to the pool and swim; but with the shortened time available, and more tasks to come after dialysis, I stayed in the car and rested (and did coupons and ads, and sang as loud as I wanted to the radio).

After I dropped off DH, I ran errands for them both, getting home past 7pm...
I can't believe it's already midnight! I've been vegging, letting my mind unwind.
I left my swimsuit (etc) in the car, to be ready for my next pool opportunity.


Today I said "yes" to pushing myself to do what needed to be done, and
"yes" to NOT pushing myself when I needed to take a break and rest. emoticon

G'night ~ emoticon emoticon






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"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
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Today seemed to go better overall - being mostly out of MIL's house helped.
Despite the stress and physical demands, it's been a successful Saturday...
Home health nurse visit for DH; then his dialysis, and I went swimming and
had a great workout. After, I did errands, and returned home to relax and watch a DVD; now to Spark and work online. I can head back to MIL's soon -

I LOVE sleeping next to my sweetie again! Appointment to have wireless internet installed at MIL's house tomorrow, so I'll take my laptop back with me. If it goes as planned, I'll be Sparking from there tomorrow!
Have a great Easter Sunday ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon




My son Scott's memorial:
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"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
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