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emoticon 1-2-2017 Today we are off to watch the Rose Parade! DH is making a wood fire & I will make us a GREAT easy breakfast, & move as much as possible during it! emoticon Be healthy & learn from your past & I will too! emoticon

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Sounds wonderful Janis! Hope you enjoyed the return of your son too!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Our son has been visiting my sister and her hubby since 12/26, returned this evening.
For New Years Eve, my DH & I had a nice dinner, went to bed at 10:00, and slept a LOOONG time! Just what we needed.

Be well, all. Blessings in 2017.

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Janel Persell
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We've got his year Beth.....!
Janis your kitties are adorable .....!
Sparkling, Lucy looks sweet.....!


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I love naps!!!!

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Happy New 2017~ Time to 'get it right', right?
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Janis ------ AWWWWWW how cute are they????? I love the lovefest going on there!

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After days of almost dosing off during the day (not like me) I took a 4 hour nap today. Sometimes I just need a long nap, especially since having RA. Major fatigue is symptom of it. Coupled with Christmas and Dec. being my busiest month selling Art, I count myself lucky to still be healthy, not down with bronchitis.

We got Trina from a shelter along with her sister Trixie, a tuxedo cat with two extra thumbs on each front paw. Can't leave Trixie out, so here's a pic of both:


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Trina is DARLING!!!!!!
emoticon 12-28-16 After rest emoticon I am back to clearing my desk, getting ready to work! Yikes! Lot's to do, but happy for my job! emoticon


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I'm on the tired train too........ I'm also ill again (sigh). I'm grateful it waited until after Christmas though! I'm more determined that ever to find out whats going on with me!

Janis -- Love the picture of Lucy and the one of Trina! Lucy's smile looks so sweet!

Beth - I believe in you!

Edited by: BLUEJAY1969 at: 12/27/2016 (20:46)
"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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I've been SO TIRED too. Lucy is so cute, what a huge smile!
Here's my cat Trina, she loves the Christmas tree, loves to smell it and be near it.


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emoticon 12-27-16 Lot's of rest! I've needed it for days!!!! Pic of our sweet LUCY, smiling! emoticon



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I got up to 255 a few days ago... still maintaining a 205 pound loss, but getting pretty nervous wracked. The steroids... I feel like a munchie monster. I'm going to resume sanity now. Today I weighed 247.5. Headed in the right direction. A pound at a time.

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"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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emoticon everyone! I am down another # today. I've been REALLY focusing on my Christmas gift to me, being back into the 180's for Christmas. I'm ounces away!

emoticon 12-24-16 Merry Christmas! emoticon Happy happy Holiday! Picture (1999) of my snow marionette, Frosty! Made in 1967, by my family! Snow that doesn't melt! He is a trick marionette, he 'breaks-a-part' & goes back together, as he skates. emoticon emoticon Be the joy emoticon you want & I will too! emoticon





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Deb - I can't remember if I did or not! Here he is in the first one he is on my chair with me the 2nd one he is playing with a few of his toys in the sun!





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"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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Jeanne..... have you showed us a picture of the puppy yet? I can't remember.....

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Way to go Sparkling!

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Beth..... So sorry to hear that everything seems so difficult.... big hug sweet lady!



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Beth, you probably have a rheumatologist to figure out the auto-immune stuff, do you?
I wish you well. emoticon

Yesterday a 70-year-old cousin called and told me that she definitely has RA, and it looks like a couple of other auto-immune things. I've had RA for about 7 years, since I was 55, and secondary to that another auto-immune disorder, Sjogren's Syndrome.

Sparkling, emoticon your Santa is very handsome!

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emoticon Sparkling!! You are rockin' these holidays and your weight!! Love the Santa marionette!

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I'm down another 2.8# just eating foods that energize me!

emoticon My world is quite busy, as I am sure yours is. A Christmas present to me, My Mom-In-Law is out of Hospital!
Pictures of my Santa Marionette! We made him, about 1979 he is 3 feet tall & weighs15#s! I usually work him, as he sits down! Yes! I'm strong, but lets get real! LOL! emoticon


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Beth - I take Celebrex and when I was first on it it did a really great job of helping the pain! I hope it does the same for you! Sounds like you and I are sort of in the same boat with the body attacking itself. I hope you find your answers quickly!

Glad it's Friday! DH has only had (counting today) a three day week but they have worked him late and hard for two days and I won't be shocked if they do it again today! The good news is that it isn't as cold as it was while he was on stay-cation and this is a plus since most of his work is done outside! I try to concentrate on the good stuff but the poor man has been SO tired each evening! I feel for him!

Tomorrow I teach DH to make microwave fudge as I promised the kids that I would make some for them for Christmas and I am just not up to it. So DH being so nice, offered to do it for me! Lovely man!

Oy the puppy is still a great mood lifter and he is just the most cuddly dog you've ever met! A weird thing happened too..... usually animals like my DH better than me...... not this time. He wants a quick cuddle from "dad" and then it's back over to "momma's" lap! DH is just as thrilled about this as I am as we've never had a pet that took to me over him! I guess Oy and I just kind of fell in puppy love in the pet shop and that was that! LOL!

Have a great rest of your day all!

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My doctor just put me on Celebrex. We are hoping it will keep the pain down while we look into the auto immune more. These prednisone shots are deadly to weight loss. The newest news is back, hernia, and knee surgeries in 2017 and ongoing searching to find out what is attacking all of my joints.

Edited by: ~INDYGIRL at: 12/23/2016 (10:47)
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Not sure why my spark page isn't informing me that everyone is posting..... Guess I need to come by each day and check from now on.



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emoticon Sparkling on being down lbs during the holidays!

I can't wait to watch the grands enjoy their Christmas! DH is NOT on call for the first time in 7 years for the holiday! YAY!!!

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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12-21-16 Happy Winter! YEAH! emoticon emoticon emoticon I am not eating ANYTHING that does not energize me, right now! I'm down 6 #'s since thanksgiving! Extra emoticon too! SO dry here! emoticon

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Thank you so much for the advice Janet! I've been learning my limits these last 2 1/2 years and thankfully I'm not in bed for 18 hours out of the day anymore. The first steps the immunologist took did some good and I am thankful for it!

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Jeanne - Be gentle with yourself. A symptom of these inflammatory & auto-immune things is often major fatigue, so don't blame yourself if you get less done or need more rest.

After you have your tests done maybe they can give you some temporary treatment until you get to the rheumatologist to help with pain? Prednisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory and then there are OTC and Rx non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). My rheumatologist likes Naproxen/Aleve. It works best if you take it twice a day for a few days to a week.

Ice or heat can help a lot, as can hot showers or baths, with epsom salts added is even better if you can take baths.

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Sparkling Me - I'm sorry about your mom's sick fur baby! That can be really distressing!

I have spent the last four days running around and I am exhausted! DH gave me time to rest each day but I still spent more energy than I had so today is a rest day! DH went to the range but I'm not into it so I stayed home. He's about ready to come home now so we can have lunch together.

I hope you all are having a great day!

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emoticon 12-20-16 Another day in paradise. emoticon Wanting to get Christmas into the mail, I'm late! But work & my Mom are getting my attention. She is dealing with her sick dog. emoticon We might get to go visit her next Tuesday! I'm looking forward to it! Be happy & healthy, we only have this moment, right? emoticon



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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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Thank you so much Janis....... That's what one of my tests that they are redoing is..... the CRP! They are trying to see if it lowered but my immunologist says he bets its still way to high! Yes my joints ache but my tendons and muscles do too but I imagine that if your immune system is attacking itself then everything is bound to hurt. If my rheumatologist confirms RA then you can bet your bippy I'll take you up on all the help you can give! It's so very nice of you to offer!

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Jeanne Glad you are getting some answers and you should be able to get relief in time. I think you've mentioned that you joints were hurting. I was diagnosed about 7 years ago with RA, an auto-immune disease. My C-Reactive Protein, a measure of inflammation that should be less than 1 was 38. So I can just imagine how bad your pain must be!
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Yes! To your/our health!

Sounds like you are celebrating ALL the holidays! Sounds fun! GREAT for you! emoticon


12-17-16 emoticon 260 minutes cleaning today!!! emoticon emoticon a pound from not eating UN-energizing foods at lunch yesterday! Also, because it is SO dry I have added 2 more cups of water. 12 today! I don't drink much else. emoticon (I have SEVERAL #'s to release, back to goal, staying focused & not eating, junk)! emoticon emoticon This all works for me!!!! THX emoticon Hope YOU are doing REALLY great this holiday season! emoticon



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Thanks Deb!! I'm not freaking out for a wonder. Right now I'm just relieved that there IS a cause and that there is a good chance of a solution! I don't know if I'll have a delayed freak out or just stay calm! I hope the latter!

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Jeanna ..... I don't know if I should Hug you or dance with you over the news..... So lets just do both! emoticon emoticon

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Immunologist visit today. Referred me to a Rheumatologist for further testing. Also ordered a couple more blood tests. I have one that is reading 28 and it should be 0.8 or lower and one that's reading 26 and should be 4 or lower. The immunologist believes I have some kind of connective tissue autoimmune thing going on. I will be glad to have answers but it may be a couple of months getting in to see the Rhematologist. The good thing is there are treatments for most of the problems these days! I know it's kind of odd but it's really good to know that it's not just all in my head!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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emoticon Sparkling on the emoticon emoticon ! Good for you "nourishing the Temple."

Renia, As you are a "Polska" do you have Polish Christmas traditions? My husband's grandparents came to the U.S. from Poland, mine all came from Ireland. We are having Christmas Eve Vigilia here with seafood, pieroges, apoitek, then Christmas breakfast of Kielbasa, poppyseed roll (small portions!)
Oh also a menorah lighting and dreidel games on the 24th because my BIL is Jewish and it's the 1st night of Hanukkah too.

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emoticon 12-16-16 Enjoying the holiday season, emoticon work & play, Sheppared Pilates dvd, emoticon today, Lunch with Uncle, I'll be watching every bite! emoticon Energizing or not? emoticon I'm eating VERY energy foods these days, down 2#! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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I'm staying at FIL's at the moment. He's just out of hospital and so we're helping to re-organise his kitchen to make life easier for him. At home in London and in France, we both cook so have to stay organised in order to stay happily married lol!

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Hi! From me, today: emoticon emoticon 12-12-16 It's the official # of Santa's walking for charity, 8,803! We won the Ginnis world record, again! SO fun! I walked the 5K in 70 mins. 5 hours for the day, Back to training for next years race!! emoticon & promoting Spark People!





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I get those shots in hips and spine and they help me move and strengthen my back just as you do your joints Re!

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I've now had cortisone injections in both elbows, left knee and left shoulder over the past 5-6 years. I find they really help and am able to exercise properly now too, which has also strengthened the muscles around the joints so that I can be more active, without doing any further damage!

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I've been getting cortisone shots again and am looking at surgeries coming in 2017 for my knees. I won't let them do the replacement yet because I'm too high risk.

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Beth you are the best! Share whatever you wish to. That's how I Spark, always. If it becomes a chore, I'll stop!

Here's what is going on in my world, tonight: 11-22-16 emoticon Hope you are wonderful & have a GREAT THXgiving! emoticon emoticon Time is moving faster than I can keep up with, sometimes, these days! I love dancing & walking & hiking & being in nature. As the weather gets colder, even here in the SouthWest, it makes me want to stay cozy in bed, & read or be with DH rather than jump up & work & Spark & etc.! I am SO very happy for my amazing life. I have health, love & joy, what more could a girl ask for? emoticon emoticon emoticon


Autumn is my favorite time of year, until winter comes, LOL!

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Warm and sunny here in France, well 16.5C, so I guess that counts as warm for November!

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Good Morning Team ..... I pray that this chilly but beautiful Tuesday morning here in my little corner of Texas, has been repeated where ever you may be! emoticon

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The team support aspect is very important. I find it reassuring , when I am struggling with particular things, to read how others cope or about those who have come through similar issues.
We're all there for you, Judy!

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Jude - If I do nothing else, I track my food and exercise--- however when I limit myself to only that I feel like I lose something...... the support of friends. I do limit my time on here to about an hour a day because I was doing too much internet. I do limit my teams to just a couple to keep down my time.

I'm getting back to basics here myself. Going to get back to regular exercise now that the shots are done and be more faithful about tracking every bite!

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Judy, Things are getting an update here on the team pages. More focus on heath and weight loss. PLEASE hang in here with us and don't give up. I use the SPARKPEOPLE phone app to record my foods and activities. It's just so much easier for me because I am always on the move and they have the most recent key there as well. Makes posting my foods so much easier..... emoticon emoticon

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I'm going to be changing things up on the team. More weight loss focus, Judy.

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Judy, if I do nothing else on SP, I make sure to track food, water and exercise and do the trivia questions. Then it becomes easier to do the social thing. Blogging helps too, as writing it down is cathartic and a good way of getting support too.

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Beth congrats to you & your hubby emoticon on 30 years! emoticon We hit 30 this July too. Good stuff, happy marriages!
How terrible you can't take the full prescribed dose of you medicine due to the cost. Have you tried contacting the manufaturer(s)? Some of them have programs to help folks that can't afford their Rx's.... they can afford to subsidize people.

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Judy, I think if you do nothing else, tracking your Nutrition, Fitness & Weight is probably the most effective thing you can do to lose weight. Research backs this up, especially the food tracking.
Once you get going, I find the most useful tab is the Recent foods. I know I tend to have the same few things for breakfast, the same fruit for a few days, leftovers, eat chicken often, etc. There are also Favorites for individual foods you have often and don't want to search for, Groupings for a whole meal you make often, or even Recipes for more complex things. And other users input so many foods that you can specify something from a grocery store or restaurant in your Search and odds are someone already entered the nutrition info.
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Hi everyone, this is so difficult. I have tried so many times but just ended up stopping in the middle of the whole thing. I know I do not use all the tools that are given to us but it seems to take so much time to get into the habit of knowing all the ways of using them. Do all of you use the tools that are available? Writing down in your food diary what you eat and how much? Spinning the wheel for your team, writing to the different areas that pertain to what makes it easier for you. Or is it mostly just for catching up with friends on spark? I am just really having a hard time. Thanks

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Beth - I know how expensive bipolar meds are with crap insurance! I'm so sorry you've had to go through that. It's totally understandable that you withdrew a bit. I am happy you are getting better insurance next year. I'm sorry about your knees. I think you are amazing to keep at it and keep going with healthy changes through all your trials!

I'm going in today for injections into my hips. Next Monday will be into my spine. I am glad it's time as I have puppy duty and it's been hard with the joints aching as much as they do. However the puppy duty sure gets my butt up out of the chair and moving! And what a little mood lifter he is!

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You are so amazing sweet Beth!

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Hope everyone is doing well.

Working hard at getting my act together. Tired of not going anywhere. Two steroid shots of prednisone again making me hungry and switches in insulin over the last few months. The whole last year has been tough because we have had really bad insurance and my bipolar medication is 200 a month. Needless to say, I couldnt afford it some of the time and when I could, I could only afford to take half to make it last longer. So it has been very hard to communicate with friends and teams...

Our insurance next year is much better! I'm trying to focus more on lifestyle changes rather than dieting. See my latest blog for details. I'm increasing my walking... up to around 2-3000 steps per day with the walker from 600-800. I need to get busy doing some kind of resistance exercise. Going to look into home equipment.

Been doing physical therapy and looking into knee replacement alternatives. It turns out that I'm very high risk and doctors are refusing me as a patient because I infect so easily.

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THANK YOU!
emoticon emoticon Let's eat our vitamin A! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Sparkling ..... Love the first date picture!

INDYGIRL ..... Great new Mantra!

JANISMKW .....I feel the same way about sour candy..... Great job by the way!




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Or finger puppets!

Amen to gratitude for All Saints. Those role models who went before us.
Tomorrow is All Souls Day, a day to remember our beloved deceased ones.

Sparkling... great 1st date pic: cute couple! Congrats on 41 years! You have 11 on us.

Team - hope you survived All Hallows Eve (means the Eve of All Holy Ones or All Saints) without a sugar hangover. I didn't buy chocolate for once, only sour candy, so I only ate a few Skittles and couple of Starbursts, they aren't really tempting for me. DH took the leftovers to work.

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