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4/17/14 5:58 P

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Three seizures in 5 days... kind of what we expected... but today she had her hair bleached so we can dye it electric blue (her colour for the past 10 years). I am pretty exhausted and it is a "working" Easter weekend. Family taking me to dinner tonight at Mongolian Village. Healthy and just what I need today. I gardened for 45 minutes. Lovely sunshine as the snow melted off the roof. Cree family are staying longer and have more family members coming which is good for my bank account and my family are OK with it as they tend to stay in the suite or outside working on geese, and go in the pool around midnight. I serve breakfast close to noon so DD22 and I can work out in the mornings and DH and I enjoy moring coffee together. It does make my day weird but... whatever. Hope things are good with you over the holiday. Justyna

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4/17/14 5:53 A

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Easter weekend is here! Enjoy!

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Happy Birthday! Enjoy your news and the great news about your daughter. A normal life will be my prayer for your DD25
I hope you have a very good day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Happy Dance!

Went to the neurologist today and DD25 is starting medications for her seizures as soon as the pharmacy calls and says they have come in (they had to be ordered) which should be tonight. Hopeful and excited! She is going to try and have a normal schedule for the next 3 months. It's huge for us to try this but we are so willing. We had a discussion with him about taking classes and maybe someday learning to drive and he was optimistic that someday she can have a normal life. OMG... And we did NOT stop to celebrate with food. Just giggled in the car and did a lot of smiling. Now... we do have to be patient. Things might get worse before they get better and she will only be on a low dose for the first 3 months. Doctor was so great. He is excited as her disorder is rare and he will be able to use her as a subject for the 5th year med student exams and write a paper... I just want to see some results!

Second, tomorrow is my birthday. We plan to have a dinner out together at a healthy restaurant when DD22 gets home, probably on the weekend. I already helped DD25 pick out a gift for me and asked DD23 to download songs for me to work out to. I decided I would make a healthy cheesecake for myself and arranged already to have the remainder taken away as I am the only one who eats cheese cake... more or less I expected tomorrow to be a normal, maybe even a dull day. BUT my best friend came last night and is staying until Wednedsay morning. She said she wanted to take us out for dinner and I said no, gave my eating reasons and instead we are going to pick up the fixings for a fish BBQ with big salad so my main carb can be the cheesecake.. which she loves. She is working from here so we keep getting together for "coffee" breaks. A gift all by itself!

I am now off to the vet so hopeful that will go well.

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4/7/14 5:47 A

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We had company most of the weekend. It is not easy to follow a diet with grandsons here. Excuses, excuses! I will try to follow a decent diet plan today. I need to take this a meal at a time.
I hope your program is going well. Each day is a new opportunity! Make it a good one!

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It's hard when things change to find new routines that everyone is happy with. Still a chance of improvement for you DH so I hope the visit with the doctior offers a plan.

I started my day with extra serviings of toast, PB and J. I need to sit and do some writing to figure that out or just have a good workout. I have errands today too with DD and am waiting to hear back from her doctor. Lots of waiting!

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That sounds awesome! I would love to have a pool to do some aquafit! I am still dealing with DH;s health issues. Maybe a visit to a GP today and his orthopedic doctor tomorrow. I refuse to quit the exercises again.
It is supposed to rain the rest of the week. That would be a good thing. We are still in drought conditions, even with all the snow we have had.
Have a great day! emoticon

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4/1/14 8:34 A

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emoticon That's great Pam! DH joined me in the pool last night. I downloaded some new songs and was doing some aquafit and he was trying to be playful... so not as good a workout but it was FUN and I think a little destress is important. Love spending time together. My story got over 3700 views! Can you imagine? I'm not sure how people are still finding it but the link still works. My head is shrinking back to normal size, lol. OK, oatmeal is ready and DH and I have a breakfast date as we are "alone" (DD just went to bed and my other DD's are away)

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3/30/14 7:59 P

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DH and I walked for about 30 minutes and I did a run/walk on the gazelle for 30 minutes. It was good!

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3/26/14 9:45 A

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Be careful, you are inspiring me to get the exercises going!
I think the winter is behind us and walking outdoors will be comfortable.
Have a great day!
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3/26/14 9:25 A

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I am still in onderland this morning. Woo hoo! Did Zumba DVD before breakfast. I prefer the "Just Dance" on the wii but this was the week's challenge activity. I have started doing the exercise of the day on spark. Took me a while to find it but someone on a team is not posting it daily so I will probably not be able to find it on the spark site again. emoticon

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I will read it! You are doing great!

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3/23/14 12:19 A

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Spark People said "we woul dlove for you to spread the word about your story on all your social media connections". So.. here is my success story they are posting on Spark People this morning.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=justyna_lost_65_pounds_with_a_little_help_from_her_sparkfriends


I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna


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3/19/14 4:55 P

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Great terrible day today. So many things went wrong but somehow it all worked out. I actually got a lot done and ate some frogs (got things done I didn't wat to do ). I am surprised I got my minimum steps in today already. I have not exercised yet but I guess I have been on the move most of the day. Hope you are progressing! And having fun at it!!

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3/18/14 9:55 A

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Yesterday some self sabatoge .... a combination of losing 3 pounds and DD having a meltdown... so I ate and the scale this morning was back up by 1.5 pounds. Still, it made me smile. The sun is out and the dog and I will go for a quick walk to enjoy it. Cold still but I saw morning doves last week so am hopeful.

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3/15/14 6:00 P

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It is a beautiful day! I am getting ready to go for a walk. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold and snowy.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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That is a fantastic accomplishment! You go, Girl! emoticon

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3/14/14 8:24 A

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I spent 45 minutes in -32 with wind chill shoveling snow yesterday and managed to stay on track for my food. That's a huge accomplishment for me so I am really happy with myself

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna


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3/12/14 9:09 A

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The challenge starts tomorrow and I'm a little miffed because I'd PLANNED to walk a mile first thing to kick start my efforts... but 25 cm of snow are on their way. Grrrrr.

The eating sure is hard. I turn to food emotionally. Right now I have to make financial decisions so my normal backup is comfort foods. I'll try to do it without but most importantly I need to keep moving forward. You can't start a new chapter of your book when you keep rereading the last ones.

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna


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It is supposed to be about 60 here today. I hope I get a walk after work. Sunday was a down day for me. I did not exercise at all. I will make up for it today. Eating is a challenge for me, as well. My diet has changed but not enough to make a big difference.
We will get there, Justyna7. We will get the weight of and stay in an exercise routine. Keep us posted on the ten week challenge.
Have a day filled with success!

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Great sunny day again. The guests headed out early and I'm off for a walk. Food continues to me my biggest challenge. I'm hoping the 10 week challenge starting next week will work for me. I've decided that gratitudes fuel my train in my "staying on track train" analogy so I am going to walk and think of good thoughts! Have a great day!

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna


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I think my favourite day of winter is the last day of winter. Brrrrr... enjoying the sunshine but it is still cold. Have not seen our solar panels a single day since November. Crazy!

I had lovely salmon for lunch with spinache salad and mangos. Yum. Now to finish up the house before guests arrive. I am preparing for the Biggest loser challenge so the fridge is stocked. I'm so lucky to have a grocery story that specializes in produce availalbe this time of year. Trying to get my minimum 5000 steps each day so have about 2500 ahead of me. Likely won't be a problem.

Hope things are going well.

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna


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Soooo busy right now but I'm trying to get myself balanced and thinking straight. The food is calling me. Lots of guests with very little time off. It's not forever, just till the end of April but I have no free weekends. Then we are taking 2 weeks to do some painting and repairs. Not exactly "free time". I have to learn to do these things AND stay true to my exercise and food needs. Right now I feel very out of control but I suspect I just need some sleep and quiet time. Hurray for being March! The snow is IS IIIIISSSS going to go.... someday.

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I got sick during my clean eating streak but it was great. Cold here too. DH did the driveway this morning bless his heart. I was busy with guests and have more guests this afternoon... then a big group coming in on Friday. I got DH to pick up a large middle eastern food platter to last us a few dinners. Mostly healthy but amazing potatoes... just had a side plate of them... must not do that again! Getting busy/stressed here is not good. I need to put time into harp playing, walking, doing sudoko..... Thankfully my friend is coming to swim so I'm going to tear around getting the rooms made up before she gets here so I can go in too!

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna


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Very cold today in Iowa. Old man winter is having a tantrum and spewing wind to be followed by snow for the weekend. Oh, emoticon ! emoticon
Thanks for the bouquet and kind comments on my blog. I appreciate your friendship, as well!

Have a wonderful day!

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Abs challenge - done!
I am doing a 4 day streak of clean eating and getting at least 5,000 steps and woo hoo today is day 2 and I've done really well. About time I started eating better. I'm trying to sleep well too and have a night time routine.
I'm joining a Biggest Loser Challenge again for 10 weeks in March which always takes up a lot of time. DD is home for spring break and my other DD is going to her boyfriend's for his spring break next week. Lots of guests for the B&B.
Still very snowy here. Slipped slided around the block with the dog as it was not plowed.

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna


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Hey Dee, I read your blogs sometimes.

I wish that it was all easy! Ha! Just eat right and exercise. However I am grateful to realize that my problem is not just motivation or willpower. My brain has hardwiring issues that have to change. I can't keep going to food to cope with life problems. Of course I do.... but instead of being "one a diet" temporarily I am now eating healthy most of the time so the "trick" is getting back on track to that healthy lifestyle. I agree, exercise is stress relief. Exercise is also one of the ways I can stay away from the food. I'm changing the way I think.. slowly. This weekend too many snacks. I have a few days with no B&B guests but several months of all my weekends booked. I was finding morning journaling really helping to keep me on track so I am going back to that as of noon today.

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna


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Good Morning,
Dee, I am glad you have come back You have had some pretty awful situations. I will keep you, your dad and your family in my prayers and I thank you for your prayers. You have been buried under mountains of snow in New Jersey. I hope this weather turns around soon. We have had about the same weather here in Iowa. My diet has not been good. I am trying to be more aware of what I am eating and I am using my gazelle almost everyday. I try to walk laps at work to help get me motivated. I just started that exercise a week or two ago. I can relate to what you are saying. Hubby has a long way to go to get his arm and shoulder functioning. He has two compression fractures in his back. Therein lies the problem. With that pain, the shoulder exercises are very painful. He had a "grumpy" weekend. I did take him shopping to get out of the house. He cannot drive because he had a seizure at the time of his accident. That will continue till June 7 unless he has another seizure.
Now, Mom found out she has to start dialysis. She wants me with her every time she has to see a doctor. Yes, I work full time so life is hectic. I try to stick with the exercise so I can relieve the stress. I do watch what I eat most of the time but weekends are the worst!
I try to take small steps to take care of me. I do not beat myself up because I don't always eat right. I just take it a day at a time.
I hope this has helped you in some small way. I have thought of you often and prayed for your safety in the snow. I really do care!
Have a nice and safe day.

Pam

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Hello ladies,
Justyna, your honesty and attitude always inspire me! Pam, I am sorry to read about your husband. I hope he is doing better. I will keep him, your mom & you in my prayers. My 91 year old dad had knee replacement surgery on Jan. 20th. He developed some other small health issues during his stay in rehab. We brought him home last Saturday. He lives with us. I thank God for my husband who cares for him while I go to work. Of course food has been my constant companion. I just keep gaining. Today I said ENOUGH, so here I am! Oh how I want & need to break this cycle.

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emoticon Happy Valentine's Day!

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I hope it all goes well for you. Stress is the biggest road block in my life. Along with hubbies recovery, Mom learned yesterday that she will be starting dialysis as soon as the prep work is done. This is a six week process. Not fun!
I had a weigh in at TOPS last night I had a significant weight gain. I hope to get back on track now and lose those extra pounds and then some.!
Have a successful week!

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B&B weekend went fine. I'm not quite back into the swing of things as I have lots of meetings and decisions this week. Some... well it is that time of year, life is happening... whatever. It was a tough day yesterday but I woke up feeling like I have a plan and can get back on track looking after my own needs.

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Back on track.... but had lunch out so when I got home I decided to add a "quick" walk around the block. Snow shoveled today and didn't think about the road being slippery... so it was slower than I planned. Guests check in tomorrow so I have a house to spruce up. Things are all tidy but I need to check for cobwebs or furballs that might have escaped cleaning.

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Today is a rest day which feels very weird. I'm off to get my hair cut and buy a new notebook for my morning writing pages. Truth is I feel a bit down. I was excited because I had made a decision and DH offered his opinion which I disagreed with. He suggested that I give up on my plan. Not his usual response and I think his feelings were hurt but now I am second guessing myself. Darn.

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You are doing great! I have been motivated to get my steps in and my fitness minutes done, as well. I hope it all shows some fine day!
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Today is day 14 and it is going surprisingly well. I'm also doing 25 pushups a day.
It is progressive so today was
Plank - 50 seconds
Sit ups (I do mine on the ball) - 70
Crunches (I do those on the ball too) 85
Double leg raise (like the banana exercise) 70

I think the leg raises are the hardest. There are rest days every so often.

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Let me know how you do with the abs challenge. emoticon

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Glad I have this abs challenge to do. I went to the chiropractor and my sciatica seems a bit better today but I need to do some good stretching. We are going to do this! Indoors or out, just keep active and smile. The smiling I'm sure makes it easier.

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We are in the deep freeze today! This weather is crazy! I walked indoors yesterday and will do the same today.
Have a nice day and keep warm!

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We are in the upper 30's - low 40's today. Tomorrow...sub zero. That is enough to make anybody sick! We have not had a lot of snow but it is really windy! I hope you feel better soon!

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We were at -30 and today is meant to be -15. Argh. Not even to the half way point and I am tired of winter. I am getting my to do list done. I just have to not add anything more to it, hehehe.

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This has been a busy with appointments and work. UGH! I am looking forward to spring! The weekend is supposed to be a bit warmer (30"s) I hope it stays like that till spring!
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Slow start but I'm getting sidetracked on spark people. Easy to do. Excellent relax day and yesterday did a gentle day of exercise. I feel like my cup is full

emoticon ... so does that mean I should be drinking more water? emoticon

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Nice when things are quiet. My goal is to have some relax time today. Just waiting for a friend to arrive and preparing for taxes while I wait... which are not relaxing. Hahaha, gottta have balance I guess. Have an awesome week! I set records for steps for me last week so I suspect this week I will not want to compare the numbers. I have started an abs challenge though. I may regret that by day 30 emoticon

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We had a quiet weekend. Church, lunch and grocery shopping is our normal Sunday. I put a roast with potatoes, onions and carrots in the oven. That was our supper. I got a lot of much needed rest.
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DH is getting workman's comp. He will have to start paying his health insurance premium before long. That is okay. Just part of life. Stress has been very high in my world so I am looking forward to spring when many things should improve.
TGIF! Enjoy the weekend!

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Through thick and thin, good and bad, right? Our 30th is this year so 44 sounds wonderfull. You'll find your balance again. Hopefully DH will continue to progress. I hope his work has been good about support.

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Tomorrow is our anniversary. Forty -four years and counting. WOW!

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You are doing a fantastic job with your program. I am trying to get back on track after all of the "Wack-a-doodle" events in my world lately. My mantra...Never give up!

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Good sleep is important for both of you. You can make rice bags out of cloth and rice and warm them in the microwave. Make them whatever shape and size is best. They can also go in the freezer.

Woo hoo! I noticed several of my spark friends had gotten to goals. One walked 10,000 steps yesterday despite the weather and another made it to 1000 days of exercising every day! So I decided I could push myself and did 35 minutes continuously on the elliptical. It's a new record for me ... I had been up to 15 minutes at one time. I still have more steps to get in today but I know I can do it. Slowly building up momentum.

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You are making progress!
Hubby is improving slowly. He got some new medicine for the pain and muscle relaxers for his back. He is sleeping better!
Have a great day!

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I got some new warm waterproof boots on kijiji (none in the stores in January in my size) but they are not perfect on the ice. Have to dig out my ice crampers next time I go around the block. Poor dog collapsed when we got home after so much skittering on our walk. Cold here too. One good choice at a time. I left the house on errands without eating breakfast. BAD! But the walk, good. Sparking, good. Have done half my walking goal for today. January has a lot of potential yet. Hope the appointments go well Pam.

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Warming up a little today! YAY! emoticon

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Not as cold today! Two medical appointments for Hubby. emoticon

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Brutal weather here!

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Brrr! Here too. I'm not sure Saturday will be my relax day.. maybe Sunday? I'm doing small things to get back on track. No rush... spring when I can start walking outside comfortably is a long ways away.

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Very cold and snowy. It is supposed to be below zero temps for a couple of days. Keep warm!

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Let's get it done this year!

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Happy New Year!

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I have not done well this past week. I stepped on the scales this morning and my weight was up. I know part of it is fluid. There has been a lot of sodium in soups and other dishes that are prepared by others. I am trying to stay away from a lot of salty foods right now.
You do so well with your weight loss and exercise. I know you will bounce back!
I am trying to divide my time and take care of DH and do a little exercise. I am getting Christmas put away. New Years EVE will be hectic. My two grandsons are spending the night. They both have tablets so they will be play on them a lot! Next Saturday will be my day to relax and refuel. I am looking forward to that.
Happy New Year to you and yours!

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I realized that I have let things get by me.... gotten some bad eating habits over the holidays. So getting back to the goal of rescuing my skinny me from the dragon's dungeon. No snacks, no sugar, no seconds...just for today.

Glad you two are coping. It's nice when all the festivities end and there is a little peace and quiet and we can get back into routine. Having your DH around all the time... not quite the same routine I'm sure! Plus you must still be doing a lot. Take Care of yourself!

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Christmas was good here. Mike is recovering slowly. It is crazy hectic around here. The elliptical burns a lot of calories. Just take it slow!
Getting ready for the last Christmas dinner of the year.
Have a great day and keep warm!

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Hey! Hope Christmas was good. Yes, pain is hard and may be part of his life for a while. Rice bags are easy to make and you can make one exactly the shape and size to go around his shoulder, warm it in the microwave. Doing aquafit is good - not swimming but just moving his arm in the water to keep his range of motion while he is walking. It is so tempting to keep it protected but it will get stiff. I'm always afraid of getting hurt in winter now on ice. Hope your snow stays light! I'm sure it is frustrating and scary being in the position of having to do everything and having DH dependant on you for so much. Hang in there!

I have had a couple of meltdowns. I'm trying so hard to "improve" myself and figure out who I am and weed out what is wrong with me. It is working but painful and sometimes a couple steps back for every step forward. I belong to a sabatoge spark page and that has helped. DD had a seizure Christmas morning so we did not have stockings until nearly midnight and I spent way too much time in "fight or flight" awareness around my father Christmas day. Our family Christmas we had the Sunday prior to Christmas day so we had electricity, perfect weather, it was relaxed and everyone was home. I'm so sad for everyone who was without power over the holidays or had to cancel their plans because of the weather.

I got an elliptical machine and a spark activity tracker for Christmas. I am leary of the machine but am trying it in short intervals. I really can't afford to hurt my "good" knee which has not yet been replaced, or my one that has. However it is good for working up a sweat. Appartenly I can wear my activity tracker in the water! Just learned that a moment ago in a thread so will try that.

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Yay for your daughter. That is good news! Sounds like your harp recital was pretty good!
We got a couple of inches of snow but nothing that I will bother to scoop. I am the only one that will drive on it for a couple of day. Our drive gets the afternoon sun. It will be okay!
DH is having a bad day with pain. Life goes on
Happy Sunday!

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Yeah!

Last night was my harp non concert. Because of 2 colliding winter storms we had to shovel the driveway 3x yesterday.... and the roads were terrible, deep drifts and mush and slush and ice.

So we only had 10 here. It was perfect. I gave them drinks and they all brought food so while they were filling up their plates I played harp. In fact it surprised me because they were so noisy and laughing I wanted to yell "be quiet" which made me laugh... I stumbled on the strings.. no one noticed so I resumed playing. Perfect. At the end of my 30 minutes they had moved into the living room in front of me so I played a few challenging peices. There were the occasional lulls in the conversation where we could only hear me, and I was happy about that. When I was "done" I caught my sister in law's eye and she started applause. Then I introduced and played a song I wrote and asked them just to listen.. and I played it just fine. The rest of the evening was great.

My youngest DD has been getting her University marks back. She got a 97 in tax which I can't even imagine. She starts her master's so soon and I am so grateful she been home. She has done aquafit with me twice and I'm going to ask if she wants to go out for a walk in the "weather" today. She's such an amazing kid. We have been contemplating her snow shoeing with friends into our family cabin between Christmas and New Year's, and during my "non concert" she showed off her sculptures and pictures she has done in art classes at Univerisity.

So, your husband is at that stage. So much better than giving up and not wanting to work through the pain. He likely has no idea how much you are giving up to be there, and what you are going through. You are great! Keep up the work on yourself. Routine is ahead in the new year, lol.

Have a great Christmas if I'm not back to chat before then. Justyna

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Mike is improving to the point that he wants to do things his way. WHATEVER! he will have to learn that the healing takes time and Doctors know best. He will learn!
I may get some time to rest and relax New Year's Eve. I am looking forward to it!

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