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9/16/16 3:38 P

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If you live in Buffalo and are a Bills fan I am truly sorry for you! Rex Ryan should be fired quickly! Exercise is and was full today, need to have some lunch now since i had a light breakfast!

Have a great weekend~

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9/12/16 6:21 P

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Hi Inner Journey friends!

Its getting to be like fall here now in Colorado. Its day one of TTOTM, great! I'll be okay since they invented Advil for this very thing! Tonight for dinner is something light because I am bloated!

FOOTBALL, I love it~

Happy Monday!

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9/7/16 5:03 P

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Hi Inner Journey friends, sorry I was away there for a few days. I am the TnT Guru in my BLC Group and we just started the 15 weeks today. I was catching up and getting myself ready there. I am good now so back for September!

I finished TnT #1 for exercise today so I am able to do my other 2 free sessions Friday and Sunday. Tuesday I can do the 4th if I have the drive to manage it! That is LCW day so minutes count lol! BLC weeks run from Wednesday-Tuesday and I try to do 4 sessions a week! Most likely I do 3 sessions a week!

It is a nice option to work at home when possible (Tuesday and today I did this) but Thursday-Friday I am back in the office. The weekend I am going to rest and relax as much as possible. I am going to start working back up with my steps as well. I like hiking, walking and a bit of jogging. Walking videos are fine but I like outdoors the best.

Paolo keeps texting me today so I finally said they don't give you enough work to do now? He said of course I have work, there will always be work. Over this last weekend I changed up the decor above the fireplace so it looks a bit more like autumn with ivory, gold, orange and red colours.

The cat is away today getting his teeth cleaned so later I can pick him up to come back home. I wasn't in favour of the idea but finally I said okay, just this once. He isn't the type to allow you to brush his teeth even when he was a baby. He's a temperamental sort being a Russian Blue, more independent then most cats. Plus he was wild before he came to us so yeah, whatever we can do to keep him healthy is wise.

Have a great Wednesday and I will check in tomorrow with you all~


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9/1/16 11:31 P

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September 1st! Happy favourite Thursday! I have 15,000 steps for the day and I am tired but up for a few more hours!

Labour Day weekend so have fun and be safe~

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8/29/16 2:46 P

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Hello Inner Journey Friends~

Hope the weekend was fun and interesting. Today I am hurting some but I've felt worse so I will get through it! Its almost September so that should be interesting!

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8/26/16 1:10 P

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Hello my friends-

Hope the week went well and the weekend brings joy and happiness! It feels like fall here this week but I do live in Colorado so getting used to the different weather from any other place that i have resided in. It is supposed to warm up this weekend so there is that, back to the 80's thank you!

The husband just texted me and round noon he is headed to the hotel to check in and stay for a few hours. I get off at 4 so he will pick me up then he knew I was a bit tired this morning so he dropped me off at work. We have a reservation for dinner at 630 so we will entertain the cat until 545 or so lol. Just going out for dinner and maybe a quick visit with some friends since we will see them Sunday afternoon for tennis and yoga. I have walked a lot this week and yesterday was over 7 miles. It felt good though to have that level of activity. Gets the joints moving, the blood flowing and the attitude in a nicer space!

I love technology, I can recheck my library books without having to go to the library or renewing by phone. I don't want to talk to anyone to recheck books, seriously now! I had a book on hold but I don't have time for more books right now so I am just going to pass on that. I was a bit greedy there but Paulo Coelho was calling me lol!

I was called last night by a friend of a friend to do a job for her next weekend for round 5 hours and I think I can manage it well so I accepted the commission. I am a professional organizer and it is a good paying one. To organize her kitchen and pantry, easy for what she wants accomplished and no matter how short or long it takes same price I charge for 4-6 hours of work. She emailed me the specifics and pictures, its easy lol! I freelance at Organizing, Tutoring and Photography. I also am learning to teach Yoga and Strength Training but the exercise is just fun stuff for now. I'm not really much for teaching fitness because then it would feel like work and I would lose interest in personal fitness, so very bad so I will keep it as a fun thing.

Glad I packed yesterday everything I needed for the stay in the hotel until tomorrow evening. We want to be sure the carpets and tile are completely dry and nice before a permanent slipper rule is instituted. Autumn, Winter and Spring bring crud into your home on floors and I sweep a fair amount to keep it clean so this should help the situation. Happy Friday~

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8/22/16 3:29 P

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Good to see you back Charlie! Look around and see what is going on in here! Have a chat with us when you can!

Tracy-sounds like you are pretty introverted as am I. Social outings don't make me too uneasy anymore but I would rather not be exposed to so much stimuli over a period of days; I enjoy meeting family and friends for the most part. I don't like the intrusive questions such as when are you going to have children or what are you doing for work conversations. That is boring and usually judgmental gossip. Plus I am in my mid 40's so its not going to happen having a baby lol. Oh good you made it to the gym. I work out at home but if I need private sessions for kettlebells or strength training I will pay for that to make sure I have proper form to reduce injury problems.

I had a bit of a split sleep schedule last night. I think my brain woke me for a bathroom break and then I realised I didn't turn on the dishwasher so I did that. Had BBQ for dinner last night since friends were over. Had Limeade which was good since it wasn't too sweet or sour. I went to bed at 11 cause I was tired enough after the day ended. Had sports on my mind this last weekend since college football is starting up soon. I saw USC and Alabama play in the beginning of September and that is usually a November game. Baseball will end soon and the first NFL game is Carolina and Denver. I think Carolina should win that honestly but we'll see. I make no judgment until round week 6 because then you can see how teams are shaping up for the season. So all the preseason chatter means nothing to me.

That is a large Doberman, Tano lol. I don't have a dog right now but if we can find a very calm breed who can interact with our cat respectfully then it would be good. Our cat is very dominant so the last dog we tried out wasn't having it! We found him a proper good new home and he is doing fine there. Early next year we'll have time for a dog and finding the right one. We know we will be traveling at least 2.5 weeks next summer so we need to take that into account when undertaking that. Plus we are active busy people so we need at least a medium energy dog!

Have a good Monday~



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8/22/16 1:18 P

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Hope everyone had a good weekend! Mine was busy, and then I couldn't sleep last night emoticon . Its going to be a very long day.

Even though I slept horrible, I did get to the gym this morning for a great workout. Feel very good about that.

My husband's family reunion was Saturday. We haven't been for about 10 yrs. There was a falling out amongst the brothers (my husband is youngest of 7). But over the last couple of years they have worked on mending relationships. I met some family that I do not recall meeting before. DH's aunt Sis is 93 yr old this year. She made 3 quilts, all 100% hand stitched. Aunt Linda asked for donations for Aunt Sis. Unfortunately, we are broke until the 1st, so I couldn't get DH one. I am hoping to be better prepared next year. They were very nice. I was very anxious because I do not like to socialize. But I think it went really well. It was so very hot, but they had some canopies set up and even some misters and that was quite nice. I did good with my eating too. I took like 2 bites of several things and had plenty of veggies, protein and a quinoa dish. Definitely didn't fill up there, but that was fine. I made some dinner when we got back home. It was a long day. I think we were gone for about 7 hrs.

Yesterday I took my mom out to visit with my sister. That was nice, because I hadn't been to her place in over a year. She only lives about 50 min away, but she is very busy and our schedules never jive. She comes for the family holidays. Her Doberman, Tano, is a giant now! Amazingly large pup.

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been away for awhile, glad to be back! Hope everyone is well!

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8/20/16 7:52 P

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Hi Inner Journey friends!

Hope August is going well for you. I am resting a bit this month gearing up for September-December. It will be busy with work, school, football and other activity so a little preparation now makes for not feeling overwhelmed later right?

I've written in my blog here on Spark if you want the particulars. I will post up some more prompts in the August prompts thread later or in the next few days! Happy weekend and enjoy~


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8/10/16 2:06 P

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Happy Wednesday, hope the week is going well so far. Watching the Olympics and the USA is doing well with their events so far which is nice. Glad the Chinese gymnast who fell off the uneven bars last night was not injured. Swimming and gymnastics are going well so far yes? I have watched tennis, diving and water polo as well. Haven't seen much basketball or other sports. I tried to watch fencing but its like curling in the Winter Olympics to me. LOL.

Trying to rest more this week because my schedule seems a bit too jam packed these past weeks and I feel a bit run down from it. I'm much too introverted for this level of activity I am going at. Slowing down a bit so I have time to have my strength where it needs to be. I need time for myself not just time for other people and their wants and what they need!





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8/4/16 3:32 P

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Hi Inner Journey!

Hope favourite Thursday is going well. Its overcast and in the mid 70's here today! Nice to have a cool period. The dog I am watching until Sunday is doing well, he is older but a spry fun dog (a pug) but lower energy so I am careful about how he does in the heat.

Tomorrow at 9am the young lady and I will have breakfast out, get her uniforms, then books and finally school supplies so it will be a fun day out. I am putting chicken enchiladas together tonight and then put them in the oven tomorrow and have a salad with that. I made a pudding last night and so that will be there for anyone who likes sweets and wants it. I added a bit of Kahlua to it.

This weekend is mainly rest but I have a luncheon at 11am Saturday. After I will pick up my library books on hold and then rest this weekend. Actually I will do the marketing Saturday as well because then Sunday is a pure day of rest. I have taken to putting dinner in the crock pot or making dinners in the Pyrex and putting them in the oven when I come in from work. Makes life a lot easier for me and then no rushing about!

For the weekend, I am thinking brown rice or quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, chicken, and vegetables for dinner Saturday. Sunday is Panera round 5pm since we are getting together with friends. I just want a bit of rest this weekend because next week is busy with work, Paolo and the young lady starting classes.~

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Hi Inner Journey!

Hope August is starting out well for you! I am having a good first week and the young lady (my stepdaughter) went this morning to check in for high school. Next week is Orientation for freshman the day before they start the school year. She has her locker combination, class schedule, supply list and activities fee paid. Her track for all 4 years of high school is set so her schedule reflects that. Just have to get her uniforms, school books and supplies and she is all ready.

I am working 4 days this week so we will go Friday to get her Uniforms, Books & Supplies. Her school supply list is being worked on because she has leftover supplies she did not use last year so she can see what she needs to add in. I just bought a multi-pack of Kleenex, Hand Sanitizer and Paper Towels so she needs to bring some of those for community property lol! Plus there is a community fundraiser for the school for sports and music so I need to see when that is occurring.

Doing well with food, exercise and activity this week, work is busy times and I am almost ready to return from lunch. Have a good week~

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8/1/16 3:25 P

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Hi Inner Journey-

Good afternoon, its August wow! Journaling prompts for the first week of August going up today. I think Summer is the theme for the month. Thanks Carrie for the ideas for prompts. They will be posted by the end of today because the rest of my week is packed full of work and life seriously!

I needed a few days there to concentrate on other things because I was hurting physically so I rested. No worries it happens sometimes I just have to power through it mentally. When I am too busy for a period my body rebels on me and says you need to rest for a few days. My husband made me slow down as well because he basically told me I looked like I felt bad. Sometimes you have to listen when your body screams MERCY at you! I am going to work on pacing myself better because I am trying to avoid hurting too much and sleeping better would help me a lot!

Everybody have a great last full month of summer!



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7/28/16 8:06 P

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A quick one tonight...

I am starting to feel like my writing is actually writing again and not some gibberish crap that is beneath my ability! Never stop writing and creating because its like a muscle you can start to feel like you lose yourself and it takes time to get it back!

I also want to hit the bookstore tomorrow and get a really good, nice dictionary! We'll see how it turns out. I want an Oxford English Dictionary but they can be pretty pricey!

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7/26/16 11:54 P

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The birthday went fine over the weekend, I received lovely presents and a tiramisu cake. I ate one small piece and it went quickly since the nieces love sweets and coffee. My husband gave me a Hawaiian bracelet in silver and another bracelet in rose gold. He gave me 2 gift cards and the dinner out Friday night so he did more than his duty.

My stepdaughter (the young lady) gave me a journal since she knew I am running down on the one I have and the type of mechanical pencils and pens I like and a gift card to my hairstylist here. (Her mom helped her with that one lol. Yeah.) My sister gave me a gift card to King Soopers, the grocery store. She did the cake as well and my nieces wrote a lovely note in the card. The parents gave me money and my mom is making me a specific purse I would like to have.

So yeah I had a lovely birthday and a friend from church gave me a present of a journal and a lovely card as well which was nice since her daughter was baptized Sunday and she had other things on her mind that day!

Work has gone well and I had dinner in the crock pot yesterday and today. Tomorrow is leftovers and salad. Thursday is chicken enchiladas and a fruit salad bar night. Friday we will eat with my sister out after they drop off the girls. Old Chicago pizza it may be! Usually the brother in law and I share a pizza, my sister orders a jalapeno cheese pretzel and a dinner and Paolo has a pasta entree. Once a month we do that because my sister wants to chat with me about work and the girls and the guys talk shop and the related. Its a nice time, plus the girls are getting together this weekend for the end of summer bash. My sister and I let them run the downstairs and have TV, pizza, popcorn, candy etc and sleep down there and be together since its just about school time. My niece goes in 2 weeks and the young lady in 3!

I love the smell of school, I have been asked today to handle 2 more backpacks for the drive if I can. I said let me handle it all on Friday morning and I will bring it over Saturday later afternoon. My sister said she would help me. I said I can get them but she has the young lady this weekend so just handle her then we are Even Steven. Once every other month we trade off the girls so August is their turn and October is Paolo and I since it is my sister's birthday month. My brother-in-law wants to take her on a weekend jaunt in Vail or somewhere like that.

Have a good Wednesday!

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It was Robin Williams birthday today, me tomorrow~



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7/19/16 6:19 P

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Off work for the day and dinner is going in the crock pot for me. Fajitas night so I will cook brown rice at 5 so it is ready. I already chopped lettuce, tomatoes, onion, grated cheese and have salsa and sour cream ready. We use whole grain tortillas and everyone makes the meal how they want to eat it! I have the chicken and beans in the crock and we already had shredded pork so I just have to heat that a little before we can eat.

Having a bit of a sit down before I get the rest of dinner completed. Paolo comes at round 6 but he likes to shower and rest a little before having dinner. Understandable!

I am looking at potential projects to fund for www.DonorsChoose.org so some teachers won't have to fund their classrooms mostly out of pocket this beginning of the school year. I take some time before deciding what I want to fund. I like to supply the basics before going into technology or other things because if a child is hungry or needs basics than learning isn't high on the priority list for the day~

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Hello friends, a bit of a reorganization of my work schedule this week. Its not too different so I am not annoyed really.

Finished with my shopping for the donation of book bags (backpack) for the drive through the SO's church. He committed to 2 and I said I would do one. 3 is enough lol! I wrote about it in my last few blog posts on Spark. I love back to school time really.

Dinner is in the crock pot because I switched Wednesday's meal on my blog to today instead. It is supposed to be pretty warm all week so I figured crock pot cooking and working means I can get dinner faster when I come home and change from work mode to home mode. Black beans, brown rice, chicken and cornbread is a good meal. Plus the vegetable is peas mixed in so I am okay with it. We can eat at the normal time~

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Good afternoon my friends...Anyone writing anything interesting? Listening to any good music or reading a good book? Watching any good TV?

I am writing in my journal most mornings but sometimes need to push it to the evenings if I need to exercise before work. I try to do Cardio and Yoga then and ST. Walking early is never the idea. There just isn't enough time since I work at 830 and the earliest I can manage to rise is round 545am so I can have a prayer time and bible study type deal. Then I make coffee and breakfast for the SO so he can head to work in a good frame of mind. I always listen to good music and lately I listen to Van Morrison and David Bowie. I just finished reading a downloaded book from the library. It was interesting in a way but a bit bizarre. I went out of my comfort zone with that selection definitely, a little racy which I didn't mind either. The writing style was a bit stiff but other than that I would read the author again. Good TV? LOL. I watched "A Chef's Table" on Netflix last week and some baseball for sports. I am ready for football season but Von Miller needs to stop playing games with me and sign up.

I am working on ideas for NaNoWriMo in November because I want my outline done by the last week of October so I am ready to write on November 1st. Plus the BLC will be running through September-December so that will take up some time during the week. It keeps me on track with staying healthy and staying on the plan. Plus when the weather turns colder I change exercise and drink more hot tea.

Yes, there is much suffering, pain and negativity in the world. One must be careful with media and others because some days can feel like the positive is in short supply. I keep what you said in mind about my personal suffering because there are always others who suffer more than I ever have. One should not compare themselves to others but knowing you can bear life and its trials is a help much of the time.

Glad to hear you take joy in the fireflies, a lot of times all the little joys make a big happy. I take joy in the sun, green grass and animals that can be outside. The young children can ride their bikes or play baseball. The birds can nest in the roofs so their babies can be born safely and the evenings are cooler and one can sit out having a drink or dinner!





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7/12/16 10:47 A

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It's hot here every day now. Summer is in full swing, and I hate to sweat, which means that I am not nearly as active as I usually am. Last night, when I got home, it was mild...maybe 75 or so. It felt amazing. I wish I had taken the kids out for a walk when we got home instead of just chilling out in the A/C.

You know what I love about summer? I love watching the fireflies light up across the fields and in the trees. That is, by far, my favorite thing about summer. I know that, in some places in the country, there aren't fireflies. I can't imagine my summers without them. I'd miss their magical light.

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--ETA this post is in reply to a post several posts down on the page that mentioned Elie Weisel...

That last line of yours really resonated with me. It's heartbreaking. There is so much pain in the world, so much sorrow. Most of the time, I try not to think about it, try to focus on the good things instead. I suppose that knowing that there is so much pain in the world makes me grateful for the relatively small load of pain I have to carry myself.



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Its TOM this week, OH JOY!

Working with my reading glasses, so far so good! Glad its cooler this week here finally because last week I think I sweated out a few pounds!

My cat is happy to be the only cat here again, he is better when he is the only one. He is not good with other cats so much. He gets along better with humans and some dogs.

Had pizza and salad for dinner and this week the crock pot will work for making dinner Wednesday-Friday!

Have a good week~

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Thank goodness for having air conditioning fixed quickly! We have air conditioning here in the house but we open windows and use the fans on each floor mostly. We find it more comfortable that way.

I am going to go walking at 7pm if the weather holds. We didn't get thunderstorms but it is cooler and no need of anything but the fans. The young lady is home but the SO usually arrives round 6pm. Dinner is pasta, salad and a chocolate jell-o pudding for dessert. This weekend we are going to take it easy. I have some chores to do but nothing major since I keep the house up.

Took it easy today since I thought it would be hotter than it was. Did some reading and writing. Watched a movie and took a nap which was necessary. Happy Weekend~

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Thankfully the repairman had it up and running in an hour or I would have rented a hotel room! It would be unbearable without it for long!

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emoticon . everyone.

I think if our A/C died, I would have to head for the beach or the mountains. Being without it is a terrifying thought.

Have a happy, healthy weekend and remember to write in your journals or blog.

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Hello! My first time slipping in here! We've been having temps in the 90's and even triple digits and our AC died! That's why I haven't been posting as much as I intended to, but the AC is up and running and I'm back! Hello, everybody! It's great to meet you.

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emoticon to cheese, mozzarella usually!

We are in the very high 80's or low 90's this week and next. Looks like there may be some thunderstorms today which is fine by me. I need to walk down to the store since I only need a few items. It feels ridiculous to drive down there really since its 2 miles each way. I would get in my walk for the day and get most of my steps. We'll see how it goes though, I may have a nap in a while since I slept funny last night.

It seems like the older I get the more violent and crazy the world is. I woke up to the news of the shooting of the Police Officers in Dallas. As much as I respect public safety officials I can see what drives some to do wild things to feel like they are being heard. (I didn't say I understand it. Inciting violence against others in my view is never the answer.)

Last night I was watching Oprah's OWN Network and she reran her interviews with Elie Wiesel and it reminded me of being in high school and a Concentration Camp Survivor came to speak with us. I will never forget that. RIP to a man who never escaped his experience or demons stemming from it! Some of us never escape the suffering and pain~

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Hi. Our temps dropped into the high 90's this week. Back up next week. I stay inside out of the sun. I like the air-conditioned house.

A vegetarian sandwich sounds good. Do you use cheese? I don't think I could do without some cheese in my life.

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Yes, I do like my new distance glasses but waiting on the reading glasses to come in. I hope they work well because mentally I am not ready for bifocals lol. In a few weeks its my birthday and I am getting closer to 50. Physically I feel better now than I did in my 20's or 30's!

Glad the migraines are being kept at bay with the new medication. Yeah most Doctors won't do an exam for you when you are suffering migraines.

Today is my rest day from walking because its just too darned hot. I need to replenish my energy to go from Thursday-Saturday. We will be in the low 90's for the foreseeable future. Trying to get my library books read as well since they are due next week. I can check them out one more time if nobody put them on hold.

Its almost dinner time I think I am just going to have a vegetarian sandwich tonight since its a scorcher still. Happy Evening~


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I am reading book about a British woman living in a small third world country in Africa ruled by a dictator. I am saying my thanks to be living here in the CA desert.

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Hi. Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone.

I saw my doctor yesterday and have a new migraine prevention med that is working so far. No migraine today. emoticon And my shoulders are starting to relax.

I am glad you like your new glasses. I see my optometrist Tues. He wouldn't do an eye exam while I was having the migraines.

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I'm so glad you could help your daughter-in-law and son in their time of need! The cat was likely happier as a result. So sorry to hear about your migraines and the pain they cause. Hopefully you can get back to exercise. Drats about having a medication that worked but you developed an allergy to it. Hopefully another can work instead!

Glad you enjoyed the goodie from Inner Journey! Happy 4th of July everyone and enjoy but be safe about your celebration!

Went to get a pair of glasses that were ready for me today and they work quite well. Waiting on my reading glasses which should be in next week sometime, that will be lovely indeed! I like this pair because I can see road signs a lot better and they were made into Transitions so they darken as needed outside!

Need to grocery shop tomorrow and pick up some essentials. Service on Sunday but after I am coming home and enjoying the quiet before the 4th and comfort the cats lol~

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I have been out of town with our son whose wife had a very complicated 7 hour back surgery. She has incisions on both her stomach and her back. Our son asked us to stay until he brought Joanne home from the hospital so he would not have to come home each day to an empty house. I stayed up each night so he would have someone with whom to talk. Our hospital visits were short as Joanne is in a lot of pain. We took care of their cat who is not use to being left alone every day.

I deal with stress by getting migraine headaches so this has been a week of continuous migraines. That cut down on the amount of exercise I was able to do. I will call my doctor tomorrow about finding a med for preventing migraines. I was taking one that really helped until I developed an allergy to it.

Thank you for the goodie. It brightened my day.


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Good afternoon Inner Journey! Have a fun day and enjoy the weather!

Wrote a blog already so if you want to know my latest information just read it since I don't want to annoy myself yet again. A positive came out of this past week though in terms of work so I am seriously considering switching jobs or maybe doing both. Thinking about it in a hard way!

Sent out a goodie to members today who have commented or participated in some way since May. If I missed you let me know and I will rectify the oversight.

Anyone have any 4th of July plans already set in motion. I think it may be a bit quiet for us since it is next Monday. The cats may be a bit jumpy with that going on~

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Have a Happy and Successful week Inner Journey! Get in your water, vitamins, exercise and rest and relaxation time! Also don't forget art, music and writing time!

This week is busy for me which I alluded to on my blog so I won't repeat myself here. Job interview tomorrow at the bank which is a formality apparently. The hours are Tuesday-Friday which is nice because I like a position with 3 days off in a row. I like, no love a 4 day work week seriously.

I am walking, doing yoga and strength training this week more so than other forms of cardio. I need to cut back on caffeine honestly because I am a bit sleep deprived lol. Bad Kat! Need to work on spirituality a little more as well~

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So happy that you area feeling good again and able to enjoy the Father's Day activities with your family.

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Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Father's Day in whatever way you are celebrating it!

Had a fun day sailing, attending the Cherry Blossom Festival and having dinner out at a new pizza place Paolo and the Young Lady wanted to try, we all liked it very much!

For Father's Day, the young lady bought Paolo a new pair of sandals he wanted and I purchased him some wine and snacks he wants to put in his lunch from Costco. I also am giving him a renewal of his Netflix. He relaxes in the bath and watches it to destress from work for an hour these days so I was happy to indulge him in this way!

Hoping Sunday is great for everyone and keep writing and creating~

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Hi everyone, I am rid of the cold completely and feeling better! Got in my 10K steps yesterday and going to get them in after dinner today if all goes well. Already did Cardio and Yoga today no Strength Training today which is nice!

Next week my library books are due but if I can they will be renewed! I don't know what the budget is for my library district but I'll have to research it. Some sections in my branch seem pretty decent but other areas are not to my liking so I'll have to order the books and have them sent over so I can read them. Amazon or the bookstore is another option as well sometimes with the more obscure titles I seem to favour.

I would like to help my branch in terms of gaining funds to purchase more books and have a wider variety on hand. Plus the paperback exchange is a great idea for patrons to trade books after they have read the book and want to swap titles with others. That would be nice for Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks as well! The DVD section and magazines are well represented though. I just have to go through my branch again and talk to the librarians and see what the needs are or what would they like to see occurring in the future. They do sell t-shirts for $6 a piece but the ones I would like are in colours I don't care for. (Brights, I like darker colours!) A plus is that the kids section is very well represented from what I observed.

I was thinking I would love to work at a library, should have studied to be a librarian really! Have a lovely weekend, have fun, be active, rest, listen to music, eat something different, do some walking, running, swimming or other cardio and strength train to rev up the metabolism~

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Kayah, emoticon . I am happy to hear you are settled in your new home in the Denver area.

Our local library can't afford to buy new books so those are the ones I have to order. They do have a rental section where they put the few they can afford to buy. They cost 25 cents a day.

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Glad your move is behind you now and you can focus on ditching the cold and feeling better soon.

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Hi team!

I am back in the swing of things so I am catching up here, seems many are on holiday or having a busy summer enjoying the weather!

I have a bit if a cold which pretty well sucks honestly since I had the flu back in February Its that kind of year apparently. Moving can throw you out of wack as well right? The weather is pretty nice and its round 80 degrees today. I wanted to get out and do some things but I am putting it off until I feel a bit better. I don't feel bad but you know how colds have you feeling a bit run down.

Listening to a bit of music and going to read in a little bit. Went to the library yesterday and I must say the fiction section is very bad in my view, mainly popular writers and not much else. Need to order books and have them sent to my branch or over to Denver apparently to get a better selection! I would love to help my nearby branch do better lol! I have read a few eBook selections though which was fun!


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SO HAPPY YOUR MOVE WENT SMOOTHLY AND YOU ARE PRETTY MUCH SETTLED IN.

THANKS FOR THE ARTICLE ON RELAXATION METHODS.

NOW IT IS MY TURN TO BE BUSY. I HAVE TOMORROW TO RELAX AND THEN LIFE GETS HECTIC FOR ABOUT A WEEK.

HAPPY WEEKEND, EVERYONE.

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Good early evening Inner Journey!

It feels like things are starting to settle down from moving. Just did minor things today, one load of laundry and organising my pantry better. Otherwise it is worth it to slow it down a little.

I wanted to sit down and write, journal, read and listen to some music which is a smart idea today. Rest and relaxation is a smart thing for recovery in the body when you have been quite busy and zooming along trying to get things in working order when you have moved. Everything is going along fine and just pictures need to be hung and minor things now.

The SO is starting work Wednesday and he has everything set like his suits, clothing, work related items and he likes his routine in the mornings so he is starting out his day properly. We live about 15 minutes from his work and he has mapped out 2 or 3 different routes to get there so he doesn't need to rush or panic if there are issues that morning. In the future he may have to deal with snow so on those days its likely he will use my SUV instead which makes sense. He knows how to drive in snow so that is a plus.

Never mind about him for now though (you know what I mean here) I am getting back into full exercise, cooking properly and being in balance so that things in life run smoothly and I am able to handle everything I need to. Also and have fun with life~

Happy weekend everyone!!!

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Congrats on the 4# release. emoticon

Glad you had a nice weekend with family. I am looking forward to buying a smaller size. Great that you are doing it now. emoticon

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Had a great weekend out of town with my mom. Good food (and healthy), fantastic hotel and love our new hairdos! I was able to do some clothes shopping and am now in a 22/24 at Lane Bryant in tops, with one a 18/20. That is the size I wore when I met my now DH 11yrs ago. PLUS an added bonus I am down 4# from 2 weeks ago. So all around spot on!

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Welcome home. Have fun writing in your journal. You must have a lot to say after a 2 and 1/2 week vacation.

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It's nice to be back home after 2 1/2 weeks away. I've been getting the house in order and haven't had time to write in my journal for at least 5 days. Today I am going to make that a priority!

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SO HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR CAT MADE THE TRIP WITHOUT PROBLEMS. I THINK IS MOST INTELLIGENT TO SKIP going out in the snow. That is a totally new concept for him. What a project moving is, especially over such a distance. Hope everything contines to go smoothly for you.

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Hi everyone, its been a very busy time!

The SO has a new job not I Linndy but thank you all the same for that! The moving is the major thing we are dealing with right now! It is snowing here today! I flew in last night and I have my cat who is fascinated a bit with the snow but he's not going out in it because he is smart lol! He is one of the more intelligent cat breeds though. He loves his new cat tree, litter box and toys. He came off his medication quick enough last night and so he is drinking and eating fine. He is exploring his new surroundings and he will be fine outdoors when he can go out!

In the house we have the utilities hooked up and we have air conditioning and heat, I have on the wood fireplace right now. I like the fireplace very much. After work the SO and I will Skype and chat because he is missing me and the young lady will be with her Mom this weekend. Its only 2 weeks now before the permanent move so we'll be together again very soon since I am leaving here mid week and the sister will have my cat at her house for about a week and I'll be back soon so he doesn't feel like I left him alone. He'll be temperamental anyhow for a spell its just his temperament being Russian Blue!

I am doing as much as I can here though to be ready for unpacking and handling all of that which relocating requires. Paolo says this weekend he will finish up the kitchen that can be packed like dishes, silverware and all of that. I have this house set up so necessities are ready like paper plates and utensils, paper towels, toilet paper, wipes and all of that!

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I was not a real Prince fan, but am sorry that he has passed away. He contributed in more ways tan music.

Congrats, Tracey, for getting in the short hike and the walk.

Kayah, congrats to you SO on the new job. I think the Denver area would be a nice place to live. I would have to adjust to driving in snowy conditions. That is still a big job moving so far.

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I too was sad when I heard Prince had passed away. Loved him and his music. He was more than just a musician

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Really feeling sad that Prince passed away! Such a humanitarian and wonderful human being! Such an ICON! I went to see him in concert twice and he gave everything on that stage. Only Robin Williams and David Bowie have affected me as much. I appreciate life a lot more because I was exposed to these 3 men~

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Hot spring day here. Got in a walk on my break. Still a good pace at 21 min mile, and got in 1.31 miles. But my left knee is still sore from Saturday. I can't remember where I post..too many teams and I lose track :-) But DH and I spend the day out Saturday. I did my very first (ridiculously short) hike, but nonetheless I was very proud of myself. I would not have been able to do it before. We went far enough up the canyon we had to turn around because too much snow on the road and it was deep enough that our truck that it was rubbing on the under carriage. But it was beautiful. Took lots of pictures. Went to 2 different rivers and then stopped at the Rocky Reach Dam to go see fish and the museum. Hadn't been there in a long time.

Today I was so stressed first thing when I got to work, I was bombarded with stuff. I turned off my dance music and changed to some Christian music by Kutless and Third Day. Have been trying to slow down and focus on the words to get me through the day.

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Yes, I am moving permanently from Sin City to the Denver area for my SO's job. He likely would have passed up the career defining role but we discussed it and the positives outweigh the negatives. Plus our teenager will be in a fabulous school for her high school years. That factored into our decision greatly! I can work from anywhere so the move was put in motion. Our house here is packed up for the most part and ready to go, just waiting for the young lady to finish school in a few weeks.

The SO is wrapping things up at his business and training his replacement so his office is in capable hands. When we get to Colorado he will have about 10 days off and he will help unpack as much as he can and put the exercise room together. Also he will get our cars registered in the first few days and receive the new Washer & Dryer we ordered. We sold this house and the new owners wanted the appliances we had and we were okay with that idea since they paid for my top of the line French Door Refrigerator and Washer & Dryer outright that are only a year and a half old. Then the SO has training and getting up to speed before he assumes his position by the end of May.

Good thing you figured out what was causing your reaction for the itchies. My teenager had a reaction to stain remover I used once so I passed it on to someone who could use it and bought a different stain fighting agent. She had a reaction to Oxy Clean powder and switched to Spray & Wash for her and she is fine.

Had a busy day with a few mishaps but all is well now and I have a free plane flight for when I bring my cat here by plane in a few weeks. Plus my sister had me dealing with her garage door this morning before I went to the airport The repairman finished with about 15 minutes to spare before my UBER driver picked me up and deposited me at DIA! I am looking at what is for dinner for my family tonight, probably a chili or chicken tortilla soup with chips and a chocolate caramel pudding for dessert since I just made a batch of pudding for the young lady. The SO missed me but I'll be here for a spell before I take my cat back to our home and acclimate him for a few days before I fly home and 2 days later we drive back here!

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I didn't realize you were moving. That is a big job.

My rash is somewhat better today but parts still itch. We are pretty sure Kirkland laundry detergent was the culprit. With the prednisone dose to one tablet a day, my appetite is returning. Hope I don't gain all the weight I lost back.

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I wasn't totally on a Spark Break but too busy to work at my regular level. Moving takes a lot out of you! I'm close to being done though~

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Kayah, glad you enjoyed your spark break.

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Hello Ladies, glad to see some chatting going on. I have been so busy and a little break from a lot of Spark was a good thing to get it all complete! Think I can handle my work, exercise, moving and Journaling a lot better now~

Sandy-What is your creative bible journaling? That sounds very interesting! Glad you are getting your creativity back. I am trying to rejuvenate my creativity as well.

Tracy-Glad you are feeling better and working to not have a crash in the afternoon!





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Hi, all. Hope you are having a great day.

Sandy, I am glad you are feeling better and getting your creative juices flowing again.

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I am back on Spark. My life has finally started to calm down. I am doing creative Bible journaling now. It is amazing how relaxing it is for me. I continue to do adult coloring apps and plan to purchase so books this week. It has really brought back my creativity. I was really in a ditch with my creativity for a while.

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I am happy that the HTR is helping. Before I retired I use to hit the wall about 4 p.m. So I know that feeling. It is hard to fight the cravings that come with it. Congrats on all the walking you have been doing.

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I started taking my HTR last Tuesday and am taking it daily now. What a HUGE difference! Today I noticed that I feel calm again, my moods don't swing out of control and I'm not (generally) turning to food with my moods.

I also realized something this afternoon as I grabbed 2 fun size milky way bars. I work so hard and fast in the morning and I always hit the wall about 3:00. That is the time of day that I fight with wanting to eat to keep awake. I have snacks like nuts on hand and string cheese and some fruit. I ate a huge apple hoping that would help today, but it didn't. So I will just drink some extra water today. I will still be within my nutritional range, just completely out of balance. But I'm not giving up.

I have gotten in some walking this week, with the exception of Monday. I have walked 5.40 miles these last few days, which is really pushing myself. I just have to be careful of my bad knee.

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I mostly do Morning-Pages-style journaling. I AM working through a personal growth journaling book chapter by chapter right now. It's called The Kind Self-Healing Book by Amy Eden. I really like it. She also has blog that I would recommend. :)

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Hi, all. I have been having computer problems and have been offline. So glad to be back on. But we are seriously looking at a new computer.

Earthseame, if you have any good journaling topics to share, please do. We appreciate new ideas and topics. I am happy that you finally had time to start writing in your journal. emoticon

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Hi, all. emoticon

I'm happy it's Monday--this means I have some alone time after a busy weekend. I finally had time to write in my journal after making many attempts and being interrupted on Sunday and Saturday. I'm reading 'The Kind Self-Healing Book' by Amy Eden. It's a workbook-style personal growth book with lots of writing exercises.
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Tracy, I hope there is something the doctor can give you that will help.

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oh my gosh, I am so ready for the weekend! Its TOM Menopause style. My mood swings are crazy and exhausting! I see my doctor next month to see if there is some medication (I don't want Premarin) that might help with my depression and extreme anxiety. I mean, I am doing the things for "me" with my healthier lifestyle and my daily walks are my therapy. And DH and I are going to start doing and evening walk with the dogs. I just do not have the coping skills to handle all of the stresses in my life and I am not shy about asking for medication if it will help and doesn't cost a fortune!

Been eating everything in sight. I know it is hormone related, but dang. Thankfully tomorrow is payday, so we get some fresh fruits, veggies and meats. Been rather sparse this past week in the kitchen.

It has been a gorgeous spring day here. sunny skies, no wind and 63*. Fabulous walk on lunch break. Walked 2.08 miles and had time to cool down before racing back to my desk.


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When we fix corned beef and cabbage here at home, we don't add salt. Works well. I love that dish. Cabbage was my favorite veggie when I was a kid.

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I've never liked corned beef and cabbage, but glad you liked it. Sorry it brought about bad symptoms! I've been eating lighter foods so I don't have that run down nasty feeling from foods that don't agree with me.

Glad you are feeling better and up to Sparking and Journaling again~

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Hi, All. I got too much salt with corn beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day. We had enough for leftovers, so I had it two days. The result was a bad round with Meniere's symptoms. I either slept or read yesterday. Feeling back to normal today so I can be journaling and sparking again.

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Thank you!

Hope everyone has a good Sunday!

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Congratulations.

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Yes, eyeglasses fixed thankfully and for a good price as well~I appreciate that I can see well again.

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Hi. I just got home. The birthday party was fun and my BIL's shoulder surgery went well.

How awful about your glasses. Hope you get them fixed soon. I would be lost without mine.

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My glasses need the frame repaired, it wasn't just the screw, sigh~Trying to find a place that can accommodate the repair!

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Eek, my screw came out of my glasses and the glass popped out! I didn't bring my eyeglass repair kit with me, bad times lol! When it rains it pours! Okay, no stressing about it. I couldn't see to repair it anyhow I don't think! Can't drive without my glasses and I don't think we have an eyeglass repair down the road where I could walk to! It'll get done, either today or tomorrow~



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I will be out of town until Wed. Have a great week.

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I'm fine because I don't keep chocolate or candy in the house! Yeah beans are usually the culprit when you feel fiber or digestion issues, go easy~

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I backed off increasing the fiber so quickly. I am doing well at 18 or 19 grams a day. Now I will see if I can increase to 20. All the spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc. don't seem to be a problem. It was when I ate so many pinto beans that I had a problem. I have backed them up to 1/2 cup a day for now.

Keep avoiding that chocolate unless you can eat just one and put the rest away. Me, I am still working on that cut off button.

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Yes be careful when you increase your fiber intake! I am always careful because my digestion and system lets me know when I increase too fast. Yes, Linndy I don't know how i avoided chocolate this last time so it wasn't too bad thankfully~

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I have been tracking and increasing my fiber intake. I know one has to build up slowly, but I think I overdid with the beans today. My stomach is letting me know.

Good job avoiding chocolate, Myaka.

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3/10/16 1:17 A

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I am looking forward to the end of TOM but if I follow the females in my family I have a good 10 years left before that comes along~

No chocolate yet for this TOM, I seem to be okay which is nice after being ill for 2 weeks~

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3/9/16 10:28 A

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Oh my gosh Kayah, I KNOW what you mean about chocolate and TOM. Seemed like that used to go hand in hand with me. lol! After hysterectomy, that all ended...thankfully. lol! Prior to that I would enjoy an entire bag of Hershey kisses with almonds that week. emoticon emoticon Hasn't happened since though. emoticon

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3/9/16 10:21 A

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Thanks Lindy. I appreciate your encouragement. It does help to know that it gets easier. emoticon

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3/9/16 1:17 A

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I really never craved any certain food because I don't like sweets so much. If I get tired enough I do reach for carbs like pizza! I drink enough water, eat the right foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner so I don't crave any foods usually. If its TOM I do enjoy chocolate though~

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3/9/16 12:08 A

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It does take a while to change habits. It took me 24 weeks to stop craving ice cream. Before I could not let it be as long as it was in the house. Now I simply forget about it.

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3/8/16 9:39 A

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I struggle with eating breakfast but have been trying really hard to eat. Sometimes I just have toast. Sometimes fruit. I'm trying to slowly build that to oatmeal or toast and eggs. As a kid, I never ate breakfast either so it's really hard for me to start eating it. My gut usually isn't ready for food in the morning. lol! I've been eating something for breakfast now for about a month but I still struggle with food in the morning.

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Sounds good. I usually have an egg on toast, omelet full of veggies and cheese, oatmeal or French toast. And always some kind of fruit. Sometimes my DH who cooks at our house makes a spinach or kale and cheese quiche. Love those. I sometimes add turkey sausage.

Breakfast and dinner are my main meals since I am on my own for lunch usually. One day I decided I couldn't face cooking another meal and we were eating take out. So DH took over as chef.

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I have an egg sandwich about 4 times a week. I use whole grain bread with a little bit of cheese and the eggs are over hard! I sometimes have quinoa, fruit, or leftovers for the morning meal. Once in a while soup or quinoa with black beans. I limit bread as much as I can most of the time! I am trying to eat more fruit, I eat vegetables like they are going out of style!

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Everything you had sounds good. I hadn't thought of an egg sandwich for breakfast.

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Yes coughs last forever it does seem! Had a piece of pizza earlier it feels like its still in my stomach really. Had an egg sandwich for breakfast and a soup for late lunch, it was good though!

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It does seem that way for most people.

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The cough always lasts way too long, doesn't it? emoticon

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I will be so glad when my cough is completely gone! I feel good beyond that still hanging on! Still having trouble getting back to walking but I'll be okay with other exercise until I can get my mojo back. I need to get it back soon because I am feeling a little bit of depression symptoms. I'll be okay though. exercise always alleviates feeling bad. I need to eat dinner soon~

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emoticon So happy you are feeling better.

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