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emoticon HELLO TEAM............. THIS AUGUST CHAT IS NOW CLOSED........ PLEASE GO OVER TO THE NEW SEPTEMBER CHAT..... THANK YOU....... AS ALWAYS.... FIRST ONE IN GETS THE GOODIE............ GOOD LUCK...

IT'S 2014..

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGH IN..... MARCH 4TH 2013.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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MONICA, WE ALL START SOMEWHERE. IF YOUCAN GET TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GO AND ACTUALLY SEE THIS THERAPIST THEN THAT WOULD BE BRILLIANT. HONSTLY, YOU ARE BETTER OFF TALKING FACE TO FACE RATHER THAN ON THE PHONE AS THE THERAPIST CAN GET A FEEL FOR YOU AND CAN ALSO SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOU.THE PHONE IS JUST TOO LIMITING, PUS OUAHVETOBE CAREFUL WHAT IS AID OVER THE TELEPHONE THESE DAYS. ANYTHING OF A CONFIDENTIAL NATURE CANNOT BE DISCUSSE, WHEREAS THE THERAPIST CAN TALK TO YOU IN PRIVATE AND IT WILL REMAIN PRIVATE, AND CAN EVEN SUGGEST TREATMENT FOR YOU IF QUALIFIED TO PRESCRIBE. IT SIO A POSITIVE STEP FORWARD YOU ARE TAKING. JUST THAT ONE MORE ANDYOU WILL BE ON THE FAST TRACK TO GETTING YOUR ISSUES RESOLVED SO TYHAT YOU CAN CONTROL THEM AND THEN THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.

OMA, YOU ARE SO BUSY THESE DAYS. WHN ARE YOU GOINGTO SLOW DOWN? WE MISS YOU CHATTING BUT YOU NEVER SEEM TO HAVE MUCH TIME AT THE MOMENT. PLEASE TAKE A BREAK AND LET THE BODY RECOVER A BIT. I AM KEEPING BUSY AND SO MUCH SO THAT I AM HAVING TO GIVE UP THE LUNCH CLUB, BUT I DO TAKE TIME OUT OCCASIONALLY TO REST AND LET MY BRAIN AND BODY JUST RELAX. YOU REALLY NEED TO FO THE SAME OR ELSE YOUWILL BE WORN OUT.

SHERRY, I DO HAVE A LOT OF IDEAS BUT IMPLEMENTING THEM IS ANOTHER THING. THERE IS SO MUCH I HAVE THAT I WANT TO GT DONE BUT THERENEVER SEEMS ENOUGH TIME TO DO THEM ALL. IT IS WHY I SAY THAT I WILL PROBABLY STILL BE REVAMPING THROUGHOUT NEXT YEAR AS WELL, ALTHOUGH I WILL BE STARTING TO GROW THE VEGGIES AGAIN, THAT IS A DEFINITE.

OK, THIS WILL PRIBABLY BE THE LAST POST BEFORE THE NEW CHAT IS UP. I AM USUALLY THE LAST ONE IN SO NOBODY READS IT, LOL.

HAVE A LOVELY EVENING EVERYONE. GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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HELLO EVERYONE........ I'M GOING TO MAKE THIS A SHORT POST...... LATER TODAY I WILL BE STARTING THE SEPTEMBER CHAT...... SO BE WATCHING FOR IT... PLUS I HAVE A LOT OF STUFF TO GET DONE WITH THE TEAM....... SO A BUSY DAY.

CANDICE....... I THINK IT'S GREAT YOU VOLUNTEER EVEN FROM YOUR WHEELCHAIR... I USE TO LIVE NEXT TO A LADY THAT WAS THE SAME WAY.. SHE HAD LOADS OF CATS.... JUST A BIG MESS... IT WAS IN A TRAILER PARK..... SO WHEN ANYONE COMPLAINED SHE HAD ALL SORTS OF WAYS TO GET YOU BACK AND IN TROUBLE....

DUSTY........ APPLE SAUCE SOUNDS GOOD....... IT'S GREAT YOU GOT EVERYTHING OUT OF THE GARDEN..... I'M GETTING LOTS OF STUFF RIGHT NOW TOO.. AND MORE TO COME IF IT DON'T FREEZE ANYTIME SOON.

LINDA...... THE SCALE STOPS FOR MANY OF US...... JUST TO REMEMBER IT WILL START MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AGAIN..... HOPE YOUR HEADACHE IS GONE BY NOW.

WISPY...... WELL GIRL IT'S TIME TO SLOW DOWN........ I'VE DONE THE SAME THING PUSHED TOO MUCH AND END UP BEING LAID UP FOR WEEKS.... SO BE CAREFUL TAKE YOUR TIME LET THINGS HEAL BEFORE STARTING UP AGAIN..... YOU WOULD LOVE CANADA IN THE FALL.... ALASKA........ THAT'S TOO COLD.

LYNN....... HEY DON'T BE FEELING BAD ABOUT NOT RESPONDING TO EVERYONE...... YOUR FLAT ON YOUR BACK MOST OF THE DAY AND I WANT YOU TO JUST THINK ABOUT HEALING THAT LEG...... I'M HAPPY IT'S IMPROVING AND NO HOSPITAL... BUT YOUR NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET... SO TAKE IT EASY.

CORGIMARY......... GOOD TO HEAR IT'S COOLED DOWN A BIT FOR YOU....... AND LILY GOT HER WALK..... ENJOY YOUR AFTERNOON WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND... IT SOUNDS LIKE FUN.

MAC........ YOU HAVE LOTS OF GREAT IDEA'S FOR NEXT SEASON...... I LIKE THE ONE WHERE YOUR GOING TO DIG A DEEPER HOLE AND START LINING IT AND GROWING WATER PLANTS..... THAT WILL BE PRETTY... I DO HERBS IN A BIG POT THAT TAKES ABOUT 5 PLANTS....... I GUESS A GARDEN IN A POT SORT OF THING....

OKAY REMEMBER TO BE WATCHING FOR THE SEPTEMBER CHAT LATER TODAY.....

IT'S 2014..

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGH IN..... MARCH 4TH 2013.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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SORRY I HAVEN'T BEEN IN BUT THINGS HAVE BEEN WILD. HEADING OUT THE DOOR. HAVING SUPPER AT THE CHINESE PLACE THEN FIGHTS TONIGHT. BACK TOMORROW.

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I am only staying with one therapist. I am going by phone and it i need to I can text her any time. I have her home and cell number. If we can figure it out we will do a it my face like hangout or something I am a big time beginner with this.

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE,

WELL, FORTUNATELY, THE WEATHER FORECASTER GOT IT WRONG AS WE WERE EXPECTING SOME RAIN THIS AFTERNOON BUT OTHER THAN A VERY BRIEF SHOWER THE SUN HAS ACTUALLY BEEN VISITING US TODAY. FINRS CROSSED THAT IT STAYS LIKE THIS FOR A WHILE YET.

AS PER USUAL ON SATURDAYS I SPENT THE MORNING IN THE KITCHEN DONG SOME REALLY EASY BAKING TODAY. BASICALLY IT BOILS DOWN TO SOME MIXED FRUIT IN SOME PASTRY, ALTHOUGH SOMEWAS PUFPASTRYANDTHATWAS RIOLLED LIKE A PARMENTIER BISCUIT, ALBEIT A LOT THICKER, AND SOME WAS SHORT PASTRY WHICH I MADE INTO FINGERS. FOR A CHANGE I HAD SOAKED THE FRUIT IN SOME ORANGE AND MANGO CORDIAL AND IT TASTEREALLY NICE. ADD SOME MIXED SPICE ANDTHER YOU HAVEIT. I DID PUTSOME STOCK SYRUP ON THE PUFF PASTRY ONES WHILST I USED A WATER ICING ONTHE SHORTCRUST FRUIT FINGERS.

A REAL SIMPLE LUNCH AS WELL OF CORNED BEEF HASH AND PEAS ALLOWEDD ME TO ACTUALLT WATCH SOME CRICKET THIS AFTERNOON, A MATCH WHICH IS STILL IN PROGRESS, BUT I CAN LISTEN TO IT AND TAKE A BREAK IF A WICKET GOES DOWN. LIKE TWO JUST HAVE, LOL.

JUST SUPPER TO GET FOR MARY AND I NOW, (HAVE DONE MUM'S SANDWICHES AND MARY'S LUNCH BOX), AND I CAN FURTHER RELAX THIS EVENING. AND THEN A FULL DAY OFF TOMORROW. I COULD GET USED TO THIS, LOL. (FAT CHANCE).

DUSTY, SOUNDS LIKE YOUR GARDEN IS ALSO STILL PRODUCING WELL. GOOD FOR YOU. FOOD ALWAYS TASTES BETTER FROM YOUR OWN GARDEN AND IT IS NCIE TO ENJOY THER FRUITS OF YOUR LABOURS. YOU HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD ON THE GARDEN THIS YEAR, SO WELL DONE.

MONICA, THIS MAY BE THE PROBLEM. DIFFERENT THERAPISTS HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS AND IF YOU SPEAK TO A FEW OF THEM THEN YOU COULD GET YOURSELF CONFUSED. YOU SHOLD PICK ONE AND STAY WITH THEM. IT IS GOOD THAT YOU ARE A LOT BETTER THAN 12 MONTHS AGO, BUT THERE IS A WAY TOG O FOR YOU YET AND I THINK THAT OYU NEED TO TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS AND ACTUALLY GO AND SE SOMEONE RATHER THAN JUST SPEAK. CANDICE AGVE YOU A GOOD IDEA TO TRY AND THIS COULD WORK WELL FOR OYUBUT YOU WILL NOT KNOW UNTIL YOU INVESTIGATE IT PROPERLY, AND THAT MEANS GOING OUT AND NOT JUST LOOKING AT A COMPUTER SCREEN. YOU WILL PROGRESS A LOT FASTER IF YOU DO THIS I PROMIS, PLUS YOU WILL HAVE THAT PERSON TO FALL BACK ON 24/7 UNLIKE THE THERAPIST YUO ARE JUST SPEAKING TO. INTERNET CONSULTANCY CAN ONLY GO SO FAR. IT WILL NEVER REPLACE THE FACE TO FACE MEETINGS AND ENSUING COURSES OF TREATMENT TO ACTUALLY GET YOU OVER THE LINE. ASK ANYONE AND THEY WILL TELL YOU THE SAME. I KNOW YOU ARE AFRAID THAT YOUR PARENTS WILL FIND OUT IF YOU GO AND SEE SOMEONE BUT THERE IS NO REASON WHY THEY SHOULD IF YOU DO NOT TELL THEM. A DOCTOR/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS SACROSANCT AND IF THE DOCTOR WERE TO MENTION ANYTHING TO YOUR PARENTS YOU COULD SUE HIM FOR MALPRACTICE. SO THERE IS NO DANGER TO YOU AND YOUR FEARS ARE UNFOUNDED. TAKE A CHANCE AND TAKE THE ADVICE WE ARE GIVING YOU. YOU CERTAINLY CANNOT LOSE BY IT. IT IS GOOD TO HEAR THAT YOUR BONE IS HEALING. IT WILL TAKE A BIT OF TIME, BUT YOU ARE GETTING THERE. EACH STEP OS AN IMPROVEMENT SO FINGERS CROSSED THAT THIS CONTINUES FOR YOU.

LINDA, A PROTEIN DIET SOUNDS A BIT RISKY TO ME. WHEN DO YOU EAT YOUR CARBS AND BALANCE THINGS OUT? I REMEMBER THE ATKINS DIET AND THAT WAS DANGEROUS IN THE END BECAUSE OF KETOSIS. ALTHOUGH A PROTEIN DIET ISN'T QUITE THE SAME IT DOES RAISE QUESTIONS FOR ME. PLEASE EXPLAIN SO THAT I HAVE NOT GOT IT ALL WRONG.

WISPY, THE 'JOB' WOUOLD LITERALLY BE JUST ONE DAY A WEEK AND WOULD BE CASH IN HAND SO THAT I DO NOT LOSE MY BENEFITS. THE PUB IS ABOUT 5 MILES AWAY SO TRANSPORT WOULD HAVE TO BE ARRANGED, BUT THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM. WE WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE. AS FOR BATCH COOKING; I STILL DO IT AND HAVE DONE IT ALL OFMY LIFE ASSOM DAYS THINGS HAPPEN AND YOU DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE TIME TO COOK,SO,AS YOU SAY, IT IS HANDY TO BE ABLE TO PUT YOUR HANDS ON A MEAL FROM THE FREEZER. I GOT INTO THE HABIT WHEN I WAS AN ARMY COOK AS IT MEANTTHAT MARY NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT MEALS WHEN I WAS AWAY, WHICH WAS QUITE OFTEN. IT ALSO MEANT THAT WHEN FRIENDS DROPPED BY THERE WAS ALWAYS FOOD FOR A DINNER WITHOUT HAVING TO PANIC. WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD A CHEST FREEZER FOR THAT VERY REASON AND WOULD NOT BE WITHOUT ONE NOW. YOU KNOW, I CAN REMEMBER BACK WHEN YOU WERE STRUGGLING TO GET TO THE BATHROOM AND YET IT SEEMS SO LONG AGO NOW, WHEREAS IN REALITY, IT WAS NOT SO LONG BACK AT ALL. JUST SHOWS YOU WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH A LITTLE EFFORT AND SELF BELIEF. ACTUALLY, WE ARE NOW PLAYING CATCH UPWITH OYU AS I THINKK YOUR WERE THE FIRST TO GET WHERE YOU WANTED TO AND AT THE SAME TIME BE ABLE TO ENJOY SOME WELL EARNED FREEDOM. NOW, HAVING EXPERIENCED IT FOR MYSELF, (AND I THINK I CAN SAY THIS FOR SHERRYA S WELL), IT IS FABULOUS AND YOU JUST WANT TO DO MORE AND MORE THINGS TO ENJOY LIFE. THE DANGER, OF COURSE, IS THAT OYU WANT TO DO TOO MUCH AND I ADMIT IT IS SO TEMPTING. I HAVE SO FAR RESISTED, BUT IT HAS BEEN CLOSE, BELIEVE ME! I THINK THAT WE NOW HAVE TO STOP AND ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT OUR LIMITATIONS AS RIGHT NOW THEY ARE A LOT LESS THAN THEY WERE, AND NEED SOME PAUSE FOR THOUGHT SO THAT WE DO NOT OVERSTEP THE MARK. IT IS ANOTHER ASPECT OF MY FORTHCOMING CAMP AS PART OF THE WEEK WILL BE TO REFOCUS AND CLEAR THE MIND OF STRESS.

LYNN, I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN SOME IMPROVEMENT AND DO NOT NEED TO GO INTO HOSPITAL. JUST TAKE IT SLOW AND EASY AND DON'T TRY TO GET EVERYTHING DONE AT ONCE. GET THAT E-BAY STUFF DONE BUT JUST BE CAREFUL.THE IMPROVEMENT COULD EASILY BE WIPED OUT, AND I WOULD HATE THAT TO HAPPEN. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT ANSWERING US ALL LIKE YOU NORMALLY DO. JUST TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND GET BETTER; THAT IS YOUR PRIORITY.

CORGIMARY, GLAD FOR YOU THAT THE WEATHER HAS BROKEN, ALTHOUGH YOU MAY WELL BE CORRECT ABOUT THE WINTER. THERE IS AN OLD WIVES TALEEHRE THAT THE EARLIER THE ROWAN BERRIES, THE HARDER THE WINTR. I HAVE NOT SEEN ROWAN BERRIES THIS EARLY FOR A LONG TIME, BUT WE HAVE HAD THEM NOW FOR A MONTH OR SO. I AM REALLY CONCERNED THAT OUR WINTER WILL BE BRUTAL, AND I JUST HOPE I AM WRONG. WE HAD ENOUGH OF THAT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN WINTER CAME IN REALLY EARLY AND DID NOT GO AWAY UNTIL LATE AND WAS SO BAD THAT I WAS LITERALLY WALKING ON TOP OF SOME OF MY SHRUBS.

TIME TO GET GOING. MARY IS ON HER WAY HOME NOW SO HAD BETTER GET THE OVEN GOING TO HEAT UP. HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY AND I WILL SEE YOU ALL LATER ON.

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HI TEAM!
WELL - THANK GOODNESS THE WORST OF THE HEAT HAS BROKEN! IT WAS STILL VERY HOT WHEN I GOT OFF WORK AT 10 PM LAST NIGHT, BUT SOME COOLER AIR ARRIVED AFTER MIDNIGHT. THIS MORNING WAS COOL ENOUGH THAT LILY AND I GOT OUR WALK - ALTHOUGH I WAS SWEATING HEAVILY BY THE TIME I GOT HOME. IT IS STILL COOL ENOUGH TO HAVE THE WINDOWS OPEN AND THE FAN ON - SUPPOSED TO HEAT UP LATER TODAY AGAIN BUT NOT AS BAD AS THE LAST WEEK - AND THEN IT IS SUPPOSED TO BEGIN TO GET COOLER. I GUESS IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS FROM NOW WE WILL BE WANTING IT WARMER - THE FARMERS ALMANAC PREDICTS A VERY COLD WINTER.
I AM PLANNING TO GO TO LUNCH WITH A FRIEND LATER TODAY. WE WILL PROBABLY HIT THE HALF PRICE BOOKSTORE AND THE CRAFT STORE AND MAYBE THE PIER 1 STORE DOWNTOWN. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT!

LYNN - SO GLAD YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND THAT THE FOOT IS IMPROVING! I BET YOU ARE GLAD TO BE ABLE TO BE UP FOR A LITTLE BIT! MAKE HASTE SLOWLY MY FRIEND AND DON'T OVERDO IT! emoticon

CANDICE - I AM SITTING AT MY COMPUTER WITH MY CAT ON THE DESK BESIDE ME. SHE IS THE WORLD'S GRUMPIEST ANIMAL - IT IS A RESULT OF HAVING BIG PLANS FOR WORLD DOMINATION FRUSTRATED BY THE LACK OF THUMBS AND A SMALL STATURE... BUT RIGHT NOW SHE WILL SETTLE FOR SPRAWLING ACROSS THE NOTES FOR MY NEXT SCIENCE ARTICLE.

WELL - TIME TO START WORKING ON RESEARCH - IF I CAN GET THE NOTES OUT FROM UNDER THE CAT...
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS FRIENDS!
CORGIMARY

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THE LAST DAY OF AUGUST...I AM DOING LAUNDRY, CUDDLES BATH, STRAIGHTENING MY KITCHEN CUPBOARDS,CLEANING MY CPAP, ETC.

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I am definitely healing with the big bone. The fractured small bone no one is doing anything about and some people get it out to treat something else as is just fine according to him. I hope that when the big bone is healed which is usually after 4 months then there will be no to only a little pain once in a while.

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LYNN SO HAPPY YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HOSPITAL AND THAT YOU HAVE SOME THING TO DO THAT YOU CAN ENJOY.

DONT WORRY ABOUT NOT TYPING TO US ALL - WE KNOW YOU LOVE US.

BIG HUGS XX

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Hi team,
I feel so bad for not being able to respond to everyone like i usually do, but this typing with one finger while laying on my back is just so much slower than touch typing on my keyboard! i sawthe wound care people today and they saw imp,rovement, so no hospital! Yippee! i m still supposed to spend the majority of my time with my leg elevated, bot can get up for a half an hour every two hours or xo. That will help as i had some 20 ebay things close today and i need to get them packed and shipped tomorrow. i ve listed several of my halloween crafts and two of the books are getting bids, which is good for my ego! take cnare all, and sometime this weekend i ll spend one of my half hours responding to posts at my real computer! lynn

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Hey STEVE - GOOD FOR YOU WITH THE EXERCISE - IT IS ME THAT IS NEEDING TO STOP AT PRESENT - CAN BARELY PUT ANY WEIGHT ON MY LEFT LEG.

MONICA - 2 IS A MUCH BETTER NUMBER - HOPE THE DOC GIVES A GOOD REPORT. WOO HOO ON YOUR PROGRESS, YOU ARE DOING WELL - DON'T RUSH THE ANKLE HEALING (UNLIKE ME - I SHOULD SOOOOO TAKE MY OWN ADVICE). emoticon

CORGIMARY - GOSH HALLOWEEN ALREADY. I GUESS IT IS GETTING THAT WAY. THEY START CHRISTMAS OVER HERE SOON - WE DONT REALLY DO HALLOWEEN. THINKING YOU MUST GET A GOOD AMOUNT OF EXERCISE WORKING AND BEING ON THE MOVE ALL THE TIME.

MAC - GOOD GOLLY MAN - 7 LITRES OF CURRY, REMINDS ME OF MY CATERING DAYS - I STILL TEND TO BUY IN QUANTITY - THE FREEZER IS ALWAYS FULL TO OVERFLOWING BUT BATCH COOKING IS STILL A GREAT WAY TO GO - I CAN PULL OUT A MEAL AT THE DROP OF A HAT. SURE HOPE THAT THE 'JOB' WORKS OUT. I DIDNT REALISE THAT THE PUB WAS SO CLOSE TO YOU. THAT WOULD BE A FUN JOB AND WORKING THERE AND MEETING ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE. YES ALAS I TEND TO FORGET HOW BAD I WAS AND THAT NORMALLY I DO NOT ENJOY WALKING. JUST BECAUSE I HAVE NOW GOT THIS BUG TO DO IT, DOES NOT CHANGE MY BODY. LIKE YOU I LOVE ALL THE PROGRESS THAT HAS BEEN MADE SINCE THE 8 STEPS TO THE BATHROOM. SO HOPE IT WILL NOT BE BACK TO THE WALKER, BUT I AM PREPARING MYSELF FOR THAT IN CASE I DO NEED IT AGAIN.

HI SHERRE SO PLEASED YOU ARE REAPING THE BENEFITS FROM THE GARDEN NOW. IT SEEMS SUCH A SHORT SUMMER YOU HAVE. THE LEAVES ARE LOVELY IN AUTUMN THOUGH AND PICTURES OF CANADA ARE JUST SO BEAUTIFUL. I HAVE A CURRENT HANKERING TO GO TO ALASKA. IT CAME ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND I STILL HAVE IT. SURE IS A LONG WAY FROM HERE. ILL JUST KEEP IT BURNING ON THE BACK BOILER. :)

CANDICE YOU ARE DOING SUCH WORTHWHILE WORK - AND ESPECIALLY IN A WHEEL CHAIR. WISHING YOU WELL IN ALL YOU DO. YOU ARE A VERY STRONG WOMAN.

HI DUSTY SO GOOD TO SEE YOU. WAY TO GO ON FREEZING THE HERBS.

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JUST DROPPING BY. I NEED TO READ AND CATCH UP ON YOUR POSTS. I WAS BUSY YESTERDAY WHEN SIL AND BIL DECIDED FOR US TO GO OUT TO EAT FOR A LATE LUNCH. I SCURRIED AROUND TO MAKE THE HOUSE PRESENTABLE, SINCE IT WAS SHORT NOTICE. WE WENT OUT AND I HAD A BIG MEAL. I HAVE REALLY MADE UP FOR IT TODAY BY EATING PROTEIN ONLY. BUT I HAVEN'T PUT IN MUCH EXERCISE TODAY DUE TO A HEADACHE. I AM CONSIDERING A SHORT SPARK VIDEO. THE SCALE HAS STOPPED FOR ME. I NEED TO REALLY TRY TO REV IT UP AGAIN. ALTHOUGH I AM STICKING WITH THE PROTEIN DIET. I AM SURE ONCE I START MOVING I WILL PROBABLY SEE ANOTHER LOSS.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

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I have been speaking to a different therapist. I have been improving to the point that it has been a good while since this had happened. I have been having a lot less anxiety and panic now than I have been even a year ago. She had gotten me a whole lot better than before. I do try a lot of different things.

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emoticon today I made apple sauce, Pico de Gallo and zucchini with sauteed onions and mozzarella cheese....and all but the onions, cheese and fresh garlic came from my gardens. I have put rosemary , basil & chives in the freezer too!

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SHERRY, AS LATE IN THE YEAR AS IT IS I THINK IT IS GREAT THAT YOUR GARDENIS STILL PRODUCING AND THAT YOUU ARE ABLE TO STILL PICK SOME OF YOUR OWN VEGGIES. I WILL BE TRYING THAT AGAIN NEXCT SEASON WITH THE ADDITION, (HOPEFULLY), OFA SMALL EHRB GARDEN RAHER THAN HAVING THEM ALL IN A LOAD OF POTS AND PLANTERS,WHCIH TAKE UP SO MUCH ROOM. SINCE NOBODYHAS BOTHERED WITHT HE STRAWBERRIES I AM GETTING SHOT OF THEM. THE AREA IS ONE THAT IS ONA LIGHT SLOPE SO AT TEH BOTTOM THE WATER TENDS TO GATHER. HERE I WILL DIG A DEEPER HOLE, LINE IT AND MAKE A KIND OF WATER GARDEN IN WHICH I CAN GROW THINGS LIKE WATERCRESS. THE UPPER PART OFTHE AREA STAYS PRETTY DRY SO THAT I CAN GROWN THE REST OF THE HERBS WHCIH I USE THE MOST. ALL PART OF THE OVERALL REVAMP OF THE GARDEN AND IT WILL PROBABLY TAKE ME ANOTHER YEAR TO GET IT SORTED AS I WANT IT. I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. THERE IS STILL ALOT OF WORK TO BE DONE THIS YEAR YET THOUGH, AND THIS WILL BE A PRIORITY BFORE I START TO TACKLE THE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE. I WANT TO GET AS MUCH DONE AS I CAN BEFORE THE NIGHTS START TO DRAW IN. CANNOT SAY MUCH ABOUT WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH THE INSIDE DECOR IN PARTICULAR AS IT COULD PROVE TO BE SLIGHTLY CONTROVERSIAL, LOL. AND BTW, OYU HAVE JUST GOT TO TRY THAT GRAB MEALAS IT IS A LOT OF FUN. YOU DO NOT HAVE TOPSICE THE RICE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO, BUT WE ENJOY IT. WHAT YOU DOTO DO IT PROPERLYISTO SITON THE GROUND AND LAY NEWSPAPER OVERTHE AREA TO COLLECT ANY SPILLAGE. YOU THEN LAY THE RICEOUT ON A TRAY AND PUT THE CHICKEN ON THE TOP OF IT. SERVE WITH A SALAD AS AN OPTIONAL EXTRA. YOU THEN USE YOUR TIGHT HAND ONLY TO PICK OFF A LUMP OF CHICKEN, WRAP IT IN RICE AND THEN PUT INTO THE PALM OF YOUR HAND, COMPRESS THE RICE AROUND THE CHICKEN BIT AND INTO YOUR MOUTH. DOING IT THAT WAY IS THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT WITHOUT SPILLING ANY AND EVEN THEN IT TAKES SOME PRACTICE. THAT IS IF YOU CAN STOP LAUGHING AT ONE ANOTHER WHILST YOU ARE DOING IT. A GREAT WAY TO ENTERTAIN AS WELL AS IT IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

CORGIMARY, I AM NOT INTO THAT KIND OF BOOK BUT DO LOVE THE HISTORICAL TYPE OF BOOK THAT YOU DESCRIBE. IT MAKES HISTORY INTO A PROPER STORY SO THAT IT IS NOT BORING. I HAVE A FEW THAT I HAVE NOT GOT AROUND TO READING YET, BUT FOR ANYONE INTERSTED IN THE ACTUAL STORY OF WALLACE, THEN I RECOMMEND THE BRUCE TRILOGY BY THE LATE NIGEL TRANTER. YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THE TRUE STORY RATHER THAN THE HISTORICALLY INACCURATE BRAVEHEART FILM.

MONICA, COMMUNICATING WITH A THERAPIST IS GOOD BUT I STILL RECOMMEND FACE TIME AS THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN BEAT IT. BEING THERE WITH THE THERAPIST IS A LOT BETTER BECAUSE THE THERAPIST CAN SEE YOU IN PERSON AND THUS GUAGE YOU AS A PERSON RATHER THAN SOMEONE AT THE END OFAN EMAIL, OR A TELEPHONE ETC. IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE THERAPIST TO GETT O KNOW YOU AS A PERSON AND THAT REALLY CAN ONLY BE DONE FACE TO FDACE. WHAT TYPE OF THERAPIST IS IT YOU ARE COMMINCAITING WITH? YOU DO NOT SAY AND IF IT IS NOT A PERSON WHO ISA SPECIALIST INTHE FIELD OF PSYCHOLOGY OR PSYCHIATRY THEN YOU ARE SPEAKING TO THE WRONG ONE. REMEMBER, THERE IS NO LONGER ANY STIGMA ATTACHED TO GOING TO SEE A PSYCHOLOGIST OR A PSYCHIATRIST LIKE THER USED TO BE. THEY CAN HELP YOU SO MUCH AS BOTH TRISH AND I CAN TESTIFY TO AND I REALLY THINK THAT OYU SHOULD GO AND TALK TO ONE IF ONLY TO SEE WHAT THEY MAY BE ABLE TO DO FOR YOU. THAT WAY YOU CAN MAKE YOUR MIND UP A LOT BETTER. I SEE CANDICE HAS MADE ANOTHER REALLY GOOD SUGGESTION ABOUT COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR COUNCELLING. IT IS ANOTHER WAY TO GO AND SOMETHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT, BUT PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME SIMPLY COMMUNICATING WITH SOMEONE. GET UP, GO OUT AND ACTIVELY SEEK SOMONE WHO IS TRAINED AND SPEAK TO THEM IN PERSON. IT REALLY IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO AND IS THE ONLY WAY THAT YO ARE EVER GONG TO GET THOSE ISSUES ADDRESSED PROPERLY.

CANDICE, I HAVE BEEN ADVISING MONICA FROM A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DIRECTION BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AS IT GIVES HER SOMETHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT AND IS SO HELPFUL. NOT HAVING HAD EXPERIENCE OF WHAT YOU ARE SUGESTING MEANS THAT IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND, BUT YOU ARE SO RIGHT AND IT COULD VERY WELL DO THE TRICK. YOUARE FOING REALLY WELL. 500 STEPS IS A LOT AND IT SHOWS THAT YOU ARE DEFINITELY MAKING OGOOD PROGRESS. AS FOR THE POOL, GOOD IDEA NOT TO OVERDOTHINGS AND I LIKE THE FACT THAT YOU CAN WEAR WATER SHOES AND WEBBED GLOVES. OUR POOLS WILL NOT ALLOW THAT. THE ONLY THINGS WE CAN WEAR ARE A SET OF GOGGLES AND A SWIMMING HAT, PLUS SAFETY STUFF LIKE WATER WINGS ETC. HOPE YOU REALLY ENJOYED YOURSELF. THAT CAT ISSUE SEEMS TO BE GETTING OUT OF HAND AND ALTHOUGH THINGS COULD BE BETTER THE COUNCIL MUST SURELY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE SITUATION ON HEALTH GROUONDS. AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, SURELY IF THE CATS ARE PEEING EVERYWHERE AND CAUSING A SMELL PLUS ATTRACTING FLIES AND THE LIKE, THEN THE AREA BECOMES A HEALTH HAZARD AND THUS IT MUST SURELY FALL UNDER THE REMIT OFTHE COUNCIL TO ADDRESS IT. IF THE LADY IS GONG TO BE CONFRONTATIOAL AND START CAUSING A LOT OF TROUBLE THEN SHE SHOULD ALSO BE LOOKED AT WITH A VIEW TO REHOUSING IN SUPERVISED HOUSING, IF ONLY FOR HER OWN SAFETY.

OK FOLKS, THAT IS IT FROM ME FOR ANOTHER DAY. AM OFF TO BED TO READ SOME MORE AS I HAVE TO FINISH THE BOOK BEFORE I GO AWAY NEXT WEEK.
I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A LOVELY EVENING AND I WILL CATCH UP AGAIN TOMORROW WITH YOU.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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8 YEARS AGO TODAY i WAS WATCHING THE NEWS IN HORROR. KATRINA WAS COMING ASHORE. 3 DAYS LATER I WAS ON MY WAY WITH MY VAN LOADED SO HEAVY I HAD TO TAKE A FEW SACS OF FEED OFF BECAUSE MY MUFFLE WAS DRAGGING. THERE WAS ONLY ONE ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD ALLOW ME TO VOLUNTEER, USING A WHEELCHAIR. I STAYED THERE A MONTH IN SOME PRETTY TOUGH CONDITIONS. WE HAD OVER 1,000 ANIMALS IN OUR SHELTER. IT WAS A LIFE CHANGING EVENT FOR ME. I GOT MY CONFIDENCE BACK. SO YUP, I CAN STILL DO GREAT THINGS FOR OTHERS IN TOUGH TIMES, I CAN HANDLE TOUGH SITUATIONS AND CONDITIONS, AND I DONT NEED ANYONE TO CODDLE ME. I THINK I GOT MORE OUT OF BEING THERE THAN I GAVE ON SO MANY LEVELS.

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Monica- I HAVE PTSD, AND PANIC ATTACKS HAVE BEEN A BIG PART OF IT. I ALSO HAVE SOME GENERALIZED ANXIETY ISSUES, IT IS ALL MOSTLY UNDER CONTROL THESE DAYS. i AM NOT SAYING i DONT GET TRIGGERED SOMETIMES INTO A FULL BLOWN PANIC ATTACK, OR THAT ANXIETY DOESNT GET THE BEST OF ME SOMETIMES, BUT IT JUST ISNT A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE ANY MORE. fIRST THERE ARE MEDICATIONS THAT ARE EXCELLENT. THEY ARE IN THE FAMILY WITH ANTI DEPRESSANT DRUGS AND ARE NOT ADDICTIVE, DONT CHANGE YOUR PERSONALITY, THEY JUST MAKE IT A LOT BETTER AND ALLOWS YOU TO WORK ON THE ISSUES NOT THE SYMPTOMS. THERE IS NO SHAME IN TAKING THEM. IT IS A BRAIN CHEMISTRY THING. NEXT I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU FIND A COUNCELOR THAT DOES COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY. THAT IS WHAT HAS DONE THE TRICK FOR ME. i HAVE LEARNED HOW TO HEAD OFF A LOT OF IT BY RECOGNIZING THOUGHT PATTERN AND BEHAVIOR PATTERNS, AND REPLACING THEM WITH ONES THAT WORK BETTER UNDER THOSE INSTANCES WHEN i GET TRIGGERED. AS FOR THE GENERALIZED ANXIETY, THAT IS ACTUALLY TOUGHER FOR ME, BECAUSE I USUALLY SET MYSELF UP FOR IT. i AM QUITE STUBBORN AND A TYPE A PERSONALITY, AND I WANT TO GO GO GO ALL THE TIME. i CONTINUALLY TAKE ON MORE THAN i CAN HANDLE PHYSICALLY AND THEN MY LIFE STARTS TO SPIRAL ALONG WITH THE STRESS AND NEGATIVE SELF TALK. AS DIFFICULT AS IT IS FOR ME, I HAVE TO KEEP MY LIFE ON AN EVEN KEEL AND NOT PUSH MY LIMITS ALL THE TIME PHYSICALLY AND PAIN WISE. BECAUSE WHEN i DO THE ANXIETY AND ANGER BUILD AND THE FRUSTRATION AND SORROW, AND LOTS OF NOT GOOD FEELINGS. SO WHEN i START TO HAVE THE GENERALIZED ANXIETY IT IS A CUE FOR ME TO STOP AND RE EVALUATE MY LIFE AND TAKE THINGS OFF MY PLATE. IT OFTEN FEELS SELFISH TO DO THAT, AND OFTEN THOSE AROUND ME ARE PERFECTLY WILLING TO FEED THOSE FEELINGS. BUT i AM LEARNING AND GETTING BETTER OVER THE YEARS AT HONORING MYSELF FIRST, AND LETTING OTHER PEOPLE POOR PLANNING, NEEDINESS, CODEPENDENCE BE THEIR ISSUE NOT MINE. KINDA PISSES EM OFF AT FIRST TILL THEY REALIZE YOU MEAN IT. i WHOLEY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONSIDER MEDICATIONS AND A GOOD PROFESSIONAL COUNCELOR, AND GETTING YOUR PERSONAL WORK DONE. IT IS SO WORTH DOING IT, AND YOU DESERVE TO BE BALANCED AND HAPPY.

ABOUT THE CAT ISSUES... ALL WE CAN DO AS NEIGHBORS IS KEEP CALLING ANIMAL CONTROL. THE SHELTERS ARE EUTHANIZING AT AN ASTOUNDING RATE HERE AND ARE ALWAYS SLAM FULL. THERE ARE NO LEASH LAWS IN THIS CITY OR COUNTY FOR CATS, ONLY DOGS. SO IT IS A DIFFICULT SITUATION. THE CAT HOARDER IS ALSO CRAZY AS A BED BUG, AND WILL CALL ZONING AND ALL SORTS OF CITY OFFICES ON YOU IF YOU MAKE HER MAD. OUR ANIMAL SERVICES ARE ALSO UNDER FIRE RIGHT NOW. CITIZENS WERE ACTUALLY PICKETING THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING THIS WEEK BECAUSE THEY WANT CHANGES THERE. BETTER TREATMENT OF THE ANIMALS, AND FOR THEM TO BE MORE FRIENDLY AND WORK BETTER WITH RESCUE GROUPS WHO ARE TRYING TO GET ANIMALS OUT AND ADOPTED. ITS BEEN ON THE NEWS HERE. I WOULD HAVE BEEN DOWN THERE PICKETING AS WELL IF i HAD NOT HAD A PT APPOINTMENT AT THE SAME TIME.

I HAVE BEEN TO THE POOL THIS MORNING AND DID 50 MINUTES OF WATER EXERCISES. I AM SO STUFF AND SORE I DIDNT DO IT AS INTENSELY AND FOCUSSED MORE ON STRETCHING OUT THE SORE MUSCLES. I HAD GOTTEN MYSELF A PAIR OF WATER SHOES AND SOME WEBBED GLOVES LAST WEEK. TODAY WAS THE FIRST TIME TO USE THEM. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE A BETTER GRIP ON THE POOL FLOOR AND NOT WEAR THE SKIN OFF MY FEET. THE GLOVES GAVE ME MORE OF AN UPPER BODY WORK OUT, AND I KEPT MY BALANCE BETTER AS WELL. NEXT I WENT TO THE MARKET AND WALKED ALMOST 500 STEPS. THATS HUGE FOR ME. I AM WIPED OUT NOW AND AM RESTING. THANKFULLY i HAVE THE LAST OF THE SPINACH LASAGNA FOR DINER TONIGHT, AND A SALAD ALREADY MADE.

LATER TODAY OR IN THE MORNING i WILL PREP A HUGE BAG OF PEACHES, BANANA AND STRAWBERRIES AND KIWI FOR THE FREEZER. I MAKE SMOOTHIES IN THE MORNING AND MAKE UP BAGS WITH INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS OF FRUIT MIXES FOR THE BLENDER. FOR EXAMPLE 1/2 A BANANA 6 STRAWBERRIES, OR STRAWBERRY AND KIWI, OR PEACHES AND RASPBERRIES, ETC ETC. THEN i JUST PULL OUT A BAG, ADD SOME YOGURT AND WHIZ IN THE BLENDER FOR A NICE BREAKFAST FOR ME.

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I am communicating with a therapist and what I have been doing normally works. I cannot do sports or martial arts but I am almost back to what I could do. I am off of all PT and off all walking aides except for the cane for the blind.

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HEY - JUST A QUICK NOTE-- JUST FINISHED A REALLY GOOD BOOK! IF YOU LIKE TO READ HISTORICALLY ACCURATE FICTION I RECOMMEND "DOC" BY MARY DORIA RUSSELL. IT IS ABOUT DOC HOLLIDAY AND IS AN ACCURATE STORY ABOUT THE REAL GUY AS OPPOSED TO THE LEGENDARY GUN SLINGER. IT IS ALSO THE STORY OF DODGE CITY, KANSAS. I HAVE BEEN TO DODGE CITY AND THIS BOOK MADE ME HOMESICK FOR THE WIDE SPACES OF KANSAS.
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HAPPY FRIDAY GANG.............. WELL IT FINALLY HAS COOLED DOWN...... RAINING AND ONLY 23C RIGHT NOW.......... I WENT OUT AND WATERED YESTERDAY AND IF I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO RAIN I WOULD HAVE LEFT IT...

I CLEANED UP SOME OF THE POTS THAT ARE DONE AND DUMPED THEM WASHED THE POTS AND PUT AWAY FOR NEXT YEAR........ THE GARDEN IS STILL PRODUCING AND I PICKED LOTS OF TOMATOES BEANS AND MY CUCUMBERS WERE NICE AND BIG...... HAD ONE THIS MORNING WITH BREAKFAST....... SO YUMMY.....

CORGIMARY............. I GUESS IT ALMOST TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT HALLOWEEN...... I HAVE TO GET MY DECORATIONS OUT OF STORAGE...... I LOVE DECORATING FOR HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS..... I EVEN GOT SOME NEW STUFF LAST YEAR FOR BOTH OCCASIONS...... I HOPE YOU START TO GET COOLER WEATHER.... RESTRICTIONS ON WATER IS CRAZY.... FALL IS A GREAT TIME OF YEAR MUCH COOLER AND OUR LEAVES START FALLING IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT COLORS.. VERY PRETTY....

WISPY........... IT'S HARD NOT TO LEAN ON THE CART...... BUT I TRY TO REMEMBER TO STAND STRAIGHT....... I NEED IT WHEN I'M DOING THE WHOLE WALMART..... MORE FOR BALANCE I THINK.... I'M HAPPY THAT THE PAIN IS NOW SLOWING DOWN AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO STICK TO 1000 DAILY AND WORK UP TO MORE WHEN YOUR FEELING READY..... WEEK 4 AND YOUR MOVING ALONG NICELY...... GOOD FOR YOU.....

LYNN.......... GEE I'M SORRY TO HEAR YOU HAD SUCH A HARD DAY........ AND THE INFECTION IS NOT HEALING VERY GOOD....... I DO UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT GOING BACK TO THE HOSPITAL...... I REMEMBER CRYING WHEN I WAS TOLD I HAD TO BE ADMITTED WITH MY LEG LAST SUMMER.... STAY FLAT ON YOUR BACK AND DON'T TRY TO DO ANYTHING... IT SOUNDS HORRIBLE AND VERY SORE.... I HOPE YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK IN THE HOSPITAL TODAY.... LET US KNOW HOW IT GOES IF YOU CAN......

CEREBELLUM........... YES YOU CAN GET A SCOOTER FOR CHEAP LIKE A SECOND HAND ONE...... THEY ALL HAVE A KEY YOU NEED TO TURN TO MAKE IT START UP..... I THINK ITS GREAT THAT YOUR FRIEND MAKES THINGS EASIER FOR YOU TO COME AND ENJOY THE BIRTHDAYS OF OTHER FRIENDS....... THAT'S WHAT YOU TRULY CALL GOOD FRIENDS....

STARR........... I THINK ALL THE EXCUSES YOUR GETTING FROM YOUR OLDEST DD AND BROTHER IS JUST PLAN LAZY....... ANY TIME YOUR DD NEEDS TO GO FOR TESTS OR SEE THE DOC YOUR ALWAYS THERE TO TAKE HER...... NO MATTER HOW TRIED AND TERRIBLE YOU FEEL......... SO I THINK SHE SHOULD TRY AND HELP AROUND THE HOUSE...... TAKING CARE OF HER OWN FATHER IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD COME NORMALLY..... IT'S TIME YOU START THINKING ABOUT YOUR NEEDS FOR ONCE.

CANDICE........... I AGREE THERE MUST BE SOME WAY TO STOP THAT LADY FROM FEEDING THOSE FERAL CATS...... THEY ARE USUALLY SICK AND CARRY DISEASES AND PASS THEM ON TO OTHER ANIMALS..... A HEALTH RISK FOR SURE.... AND EVEN ANIMAL CONTROL SHOULD BE ABLE TO PUT A STOP TO IT..... PUTTING THEM TO SLEEP SOUNDS BETTER THEN HAVING THEM SICK AND SUFFERING.

FRUGALIST........... WELCOME TO THE TEAM AND TO THE CHAT THREAD...... IT'S GREAT IN THE SUMMER AND FALL FOR BEING ABLE TO DO THINGS OUTDOORS AND KEEPING ACTIVE...... BUT ONCE THE SNOW FLIES HERE OUTSIDE WALKING IS OUT..... I LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN SO WE REALLY DON'T HAVE A MALL..... BUT IT'S A GOOD IDEA..... IT'S GREAT YOUR WALKAID IS HELPING WITH YOUR FOOT AND YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH DH.

MAC............ SORRY THAT YOUR TWISTED YOUR ANKLE........ STAYING OFF IT FOR AWHILE MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA....... OR AT LEAST ONLY USING IT WHEN YOU HAVE TO.... THE ARAB GRAB SOUNDS DELICIOUS......... BUT EATING RICE WITH YOUR FINGERS I CAN'T IMAGINE..... WHAT A MESS IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW. DROPPING LUNCH CLUB MIGHT HELP YOU TO LOSE A FEW MORE POUNDS...... EATING A MEAL LIKE THAT ONCE A WEEK FOR SURE WOULD NOT BE HELPFUL FOR LOSING. I DON'T THINK YOUR BEING SELFISH AT ALL..... THIS TEAM HAS BEEN A STEPPING STONE FOR MANY OF US.......... SO MANY INSPIRING STORY'S....... LOTS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM EVERYONE.. AND THE SUPPORT IS HERE........ GOOD ADVICE TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT....... IT'S ALL UP TO THE PERSON..... WE'RE ALL ON A DIFFERENT JOURNEY...... BUT STILL WE'RE ALL TRAVELING THE SAME ROAD...... I AGREE HELPING OTHERS IS SO FULFILLING AND IT MAKES A PERSON FEEL SO GOOD....... I DO REMEMBER THE "TELLING OFF"....... NOW A DAYS WE HAVE LEARNT... BUT THERE IS STILL OTHERS OUT THERE STARTING OUT AND I'M HAPPY WE CAN ALL BE HERE TO SUPPORT THEM....

STEVE................ GOOD FOR YOU DOING THE EXERCISE....... AND BACK ON YOUR EATING PLAN......... NOW IF YOU CAN STICK WITH THIS AND MOVE FORWARD I THINK YOUR READY TO START LOSING AND GETTING HEALTHIER.... WE'RE HERE FOR YOU ANY TIME...... KEEP IT GOING......

OKAY IT'S LUNCH TIME ALREADY........... IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO TYPE THIS OUT.......... TALK TO YOU LATER.

Edited by: SHERRY666 at: 8/30/2013 (14:26)
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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

ITHAS BEEN A BIT OF A BUSY DAY TODAY. I WAS IN THE KITCHEN FIRST THING AS I HAD TO MAKE 7 LITRES OF BEEF CURRY FOR MY ELDEST SON TO SELL AT THE PUB. HE WANTS ME TO DO A CHICKEN CURRY NEXT TIME. ANY MORE THAN THAT AND HE WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE PUB'S NEW COOKER ARRIVES AS IT IS MY ELECTRICITY THAT IS BEING USED. H SLIP ME SOME MONEY FOR COOKING IT THOUGH,SO EVERYLITTLE HELPS, BUT THIS ISONLY A SMALL SAMPLER POT. IF HE WANTS ME TO DO IT IN BULK THEN I WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE PUB ITSELF AND WE WILL HAVE TO COME TO SOME ARRANGEMENT ABOUT ME BEING PAID AS IT WOULD NEED TO BE CASH IN HAND. THAT IS FOR THE FUTURE THOUGH BUT IF IT DOES PAN OUT THEN I HAVE GOT A LITTLE EXTRA IN MY WALLET EACH WEEK AND WILL MEAN THAT I WILL NOT HAVETO GO TO THE BANK AT ALL AS I CAN BE SELF SUFFICIENT OCNE AGAIN. FINGERS CROSSED.

THE REST OF THE DAY HAS PASSED IN A BLUR. I FEEL LIKE A YO YO AS I HAVE BEEN UPAND DOWN DOING LITTLE JOBS AND THAT AHS RESULTED UIN MY BACK STARTING TO PROTEST, SO I AM DOING NOTHING ELSE. MIND YOU, IT IS GETTING CLOSE TO SUPPER TIME ANYWAY. IN ANOTHER HALF AN HOUR MARY WILL BE FINISHING HER WORK. I HAVE ALREADY DONE HER LUNCH BOX FOR TOMORROW SO JUST HER SUPPER TO GET. I HAVEA FANCY FOR SOME HAM SALAD SANDWICHES SO THAT IS MY SUPPER THIS EVENING.

ACTUALLY, IT WAS QUITE FUNNY THIS MORNING AS I HAD TO GO AND WAKE MUM UP. SHE HAD SLEPT IN AND IT IS SO UNUSUAL FOR HER TO DO THIS,AND ESPECIALLY UNTIL 1040! BY THEN I WAS I THE MIDDLE OF DOING THE CURRY SAUCE HAVING POACHED OFF THE BEEF AND CREATED THE STOCK FIRST, AND YET SHE DECIDED THAT SHE WOULD PHONE HER SISTER, AND THEN DID NOT LIKE IT WHEN SHE ASKED ME TO PICK UP THE OTHER PHONE AND I SAID I WAS BUSY. I TOLD HER AFTERWARDS THAT IF SHE IS WANTING ME TO LISTEN IN OR SPEAK ON THE OTHER PHONE THEN SHE WILL NEED TO CHOOSE HER TIMES BETTER AND TO LET ME KNOW FIRST. I NORMALLY DO THIS BECAUSE MUM IS NOT THE BEST AT GETTING THINGS CORRECT THAT SHE IS TOLD AND SOMETIMES, IF MY BROTHER IS ON THE LINE, HE CAN BE QUIET SOMUM IS NOT ABLE TO HEAR HIM DESPITE THE PHONE VOLUME BEING TURNED UP. HOWEVER, WITH HER SISTER THERE IS NOT NORMALLY A PROBLEM, AND IF YET IF I HAD BEEN ABLE TO SPEAK ON THEOTHER LIE THIS MORNING MUM WOULD HAVE STOPPED LISTENING SO HARD AND WOULD HAVE ASKED ME WHAT WAS SAID AFTERWARDS. LATELY, I ADMIT THAT, BUSY OR NOT, I DO MAKE AN EXCUSE NOT TO PICK THE OTHER PHONE UP ASODTEN THESE DAYS AS IT THEN MAKES MUM LISTEN HARDER AND TO ACTUALLY ASK PEOPLE TO REPEAT THINGS IF SHE HAS NOT CAUGHT THEM THE FIRST TIME. I DO IT SIMPLY BECAUSE IT STOPS MUM BEING LAZY AND JUST RELYING ON ME ALL THE TIME TO TELL HER AFTERWARDS WHAT WAS SAID INSTEAD OF HER LISTENING AS SHE SHOULD. HER HEARING IS NOT SO GOOD BUT WITH THE DIGITAL PHONE THERE IS NOT REALLY A PROBLEM AS IT COMPENSATES FOR THE LOSS OF HEARING TO A GREAT EXTENT. ANYWAY, I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD BECAUSE MUM WAS ABLE TO TELL ME WHAT WAS SAID AFTERWARDS, AND THAT IS A FIRST FOR A WHILE.

MONICA, YOUHAVE BEEN TRYING ALL OF THESEAND YET YOU STILL ARE UNSURE. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY SESSIONS? IS THIS A ONE ON ONE WITH A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL? IF IT IS NOT THEN IT DOESN'T COUNT. A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL SHOULD BE THERE 24/7 FOR YOU IF NECESSARY AND RIGHT NOW I SUSPECT THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED. HOWEVER, HAVING SAID THAT, YOU ARE OVERDOING THINGS. YOU ARE TRYING SO MANY DIFFERENT IDEASTHAT NOTHING IS STICKING ANDTHIS IS NOT THE WAY TO GO. FORGETTHE PODCASTS. THEY WILL NOT DO YOU NAY GOOD. CALMING THINGS DOWN IS GOOD PROVIDING IT WORKS FOR OYU BUT THERE IS A LIMIT TO THAT AS WELL. THE RBEATHING EXERCISEIS THE SAME.IT WILL WORK AS LONG AS YOU WANT IT TO WORK BUT THE SLIGHTEST DISTRACTION AND IT IS USELESS. ANYTHING OTHER THAN SESSIONS WITH A PSYCHOLOGIST ON A ONE TO ONE BASIS IS NOT GOING TO DO YOU NAY GOOD. YOU HAVE TRIED SO MANY THINGS BEFORE SO I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT YOU MIGHT HAVE REALISED THIS BY NOW. ALSO, THE PSYCHOLOGIST NEEDS TO BE AT THE END OF A TELEPHONE FOR THE TIMES WHEN YOU NEDTO SPEAK WITH HIM/HER. INITIALLY, A PSYCHOLOGIST WILL GET YOU OFF THATSLOPE YOU ARE ON,A ND THAT IS IMPORTANT. AFTER THAT EACH OF YOUR ISSUES WILL BE INVESTIGATED ANDA SOLUTION FOUND SO THAT ONE BY ONE YOU CAN ELIMINATE WHAT YOU SEE AS AN OBSTACLE. AFTER ALL OF THAT YO WILL THEN BE WEANED OFF RELYING ON THE PSYCHOLOGIST SO THAT EVENTUALLY YOU CAN STAND ALONE AND NOT FEEL ALONE OR SUFFER ANY OF THE ISSUES YOU ARE SUFFERING WITH RIGHT NOW. IT IS A LONG PROCESS AND WILL NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, BUT THE LONGER YOU DELAY STARTING, THE WORSE IT WILL GET FOR YOU. I HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING YOU GO THIS ROUTE FOR A LONG TIME NOW BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN THERE AND SO HAS TRISH, SO WE KNOW THAT IT WORKS. WHAT WE CANNOT DO IS TO FORCE YOU TO TAKE THEADVICE WE GIVE, BUT I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IF YOU DO NOT SEE SOMEONE SOON THEN YOU WILL FIND THAT YOR LIFE WILL NOT BE A HAPPY ONE, AND THAT IS SO AVOIDABLE AND SUCH A SHAME. YOU ARE IN PAIN AS WELL RIGHT NOW AND THAT IS NOT HELPING. HOWEVER, KEEPING YOUR ANXIETYLEVEL DOWN AND NOT PANICKING IS A START AND A GOOD SIGN. NOW YOU NEED TO BOTTLE WHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE DOING TO PREVENT THAT AND OPEN THE BOTTLE EVERY TIME IT HAPPENS.

LYNN, YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I REALLY DO FEEL SO SORRY FOR YOU AT THIS POINT BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW WHICH WAY THINGS ARE GOING. ON THE ONE HAND THERE IS PROGRESS BUT ON THE OTHER NOBODY SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WHAT IS GOING ON. NICK MUST ALSO BE SO WORRIED AS WELL.IT IS NOT A GOOD SCENARIO AND I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST, AND IF IT MEANS ANOTHER TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL THEN SO BE IT. WHATEVER SI GONG TO WORK FOR YOU AS IT IS NOT NICE TO SEE YOU IN THIS POSITION. LET US HOPE THAT THERE IS AN IMPROVEMENT SOON.

FRUGALISTA54, I HAVE NOT MET YOU BEFORE SO MAY I SAY ABIG HELLO TO YOU AND HOPE THAT THIS WILL BE THE FIRST OF MANY POSTINGS. YOU SOUND AS THOUGH YOU LOVE TO WALK AND AS LONG AS YOU CAN DO THAT THEN LIFE IS GOOD. I LIKE THE IDEA OF WALKING IN THE MALL AND IT IS SOMETHING I AM TRYING TO PERSUADE MY OTHER TO DO AS IT IS FLAT AND NO BUMPS OR PAVING SLABS TO TRIP OVER. SO FAR NO SUCCESS, BUT I WILL KEEP TRYING. I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT THE WEATHER. SUMMER IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE SO THE LONGER WE CAN STAY DRY, THE BETTER.

WISPY, YES, SLOWLY DOES IT IS THE WAY TO GO. REMEMBER THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE STORY. IT IS THE ONE I THINK ABOUT WHEN I FEEL LIKE I WANT TO PUSH ON AND GO FASTER. IF I WAS TO DO THAT I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WALK AS FAR AS THE LEGS WOULD SIMPLY GIVE OUT, WHEREAS IF I PACE MYSELF THEN IT IS EASIER FOR ME AND I CAN WALK FURTHER. YOU KNOW THE SCENARIO ANYWAY AS YOU HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE, BUT THERE IS ONE THING THAT IS NOW MAKING THE DIFFERENCE AND SOMETHING I AGREE WITH YOU TOTALLY ABOUT, AND THAT IS ACTUALLY WANTING TO WALK. WHEN I WAS IN THE CHAIR IT WAS A GOAL OF MINE TO GET OUT OF IT AS SOON AS I COULD. SLOWLY I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE THIS, BUT IT IS THE WANTING TO SYNDROME THAT IS THE IMPORTANT BIT HERE. ALSO, RECOGNISING THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I WILL STILL NEED TO USE THE CHAIR IS JUST AS IMPORTANT. KNOWING OUR LIMITATIONS IS A PROCESS WHICH ISONLY LEARNT OVERTIME, ANDONCE LEARNT WE MUST NEVER FORGET. RIGHTNOW I WOULD LOVE TO TRY AND JOG ON THE TREADMILL, BUT I AM HOLDING MYSELF BACK BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I ATTEMPT TO DO THIS. I WOULD END UP HAVING AN ACCIDENT WITH EITHER MY LEGS GIVING OUT OR MY BALANCE GOING, SO I KEEP IT AS A THOUGHT ONLY AND SATISFY MYSELF AT WALKING TO MY SPEED LIMIT AND WITHIN SET PERAMETERS. THAT WAY NOTHING NASTY CAN HAPPEN EXCEPT FOR ME GETTING SORE MUSCLES, LOL.

STEVE, TOLD YOU THAT YOU WOULD GET BACK ON TRACK. I SUGGEST THAT FOR YOU THE NEXT GOAL IS CONSISTENCY. I KNOW HOW EASY IT IS NOT TO BE CONSISTENT AS I WENT THAT WAY FOR A WHILE MSYELF. YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU FANCY AND YOU EAT IT AND THEN SOMETHING ELSE HAPPEN SO YOU DON'T EXERCISE AND SO ON. OVER TIME IT DOES GET YOU AND AS A RESULT I PUTON AROUND 14LBS. NOW I AM STARTING TO GET IT BACK OFF AGAIN SO I AM DEFINITELY WITH YOU ALL THE WAY. I GUESS YOU JUST HAVE TO BE DOGGED ENOUGH TO BE ORNERY WITH YOURSELF AND REGAIN THE SELF DISCIPLINE NECESSARY.

CORGIMARY, YES WE ALL HAVE OPINIONS, AND IT IS UP TO OTHERS AS TO WHETHER THEY WANT TO LISTEN TO THEM OR NOT, BUT THE GOOD THING ABOUT THIS TEAM IS THAT OUR OPINIONS DO TRY TO ERR ON THE CONSTRUCTIVE SIDE AND WE NEVER PUT ANYONE DOWN. THAT WOULD BE A DEFINITE NO-NO. IN THE PAST I HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO OPINIONS FROM THE TEAM AND THROUGH THEM I HAVE LEARNT A LOT AND BEEN GIVE SOME SAGE ADVICE, SO I WOULD SAY NEVER DISMISS ANYONE'S OPINION OUT OFHAND WITHOUT AT LEAST THINKING ABOUT IT FIRST. YOU DO THIS AT YOUR PERIL. SO NEVER BE AFRAID TO SAY WHAT YOU THINK AND TO GIVE ADVICE WHERE NECESSARY AS YOU NEVER KNOW JUST HOW SALIENT IT WILL BE AT THE TIME. AND WHAT ABOUT YOUR WEATHER? TEMPS IN THE 90's AND ALMOST SEPTEMBER! WOW, THAT IS REALLY SOME HEATWAVE YOU ARE HAVING. NO WONDER YOU DID NOT TAKE LILY FOR HER WALK TODAY. SHE WOULD NOT HAVE THANKED YOU FOR IT.

OKAY FOLKS, GOT SO TIED UP WITH THE POST THAT I FORGOT TO PUT THE OVEN ON TO HEAT UP. MARY WILL BE HOME SOON AND HER SUPPER WILL NOT BE READY. IN THE DOGHOUSE AGAIN, LOL.

WILL CATCH YOU ALL LATER ON. HAVE A FABULOUS FRIDAY.

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HELLO TEAM!
I WORKED A SHORT SHIFT AT THE STORE YESTERDAY PUTTING OUT NEW HALLOWEEN MERCHANDISE. I WILL WORK A LATE SHIFT TONIGHT. THIS MORNING I TIDIED THE HOUSE - NO WALK AS THE THERMOMETER WAS ALREADY OVER 90 (F) OUTSIDE WHEN I GOT UP! TODAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE LAST DAY OF THE EXCESSIVE HEAT THOUGH. IT IS SUPPOSED TO COOL DOWN INTO THE NORMAL 80s BY TOMORROW EVENING. GOODNESS - ALMOST SEPTEMBER! I NEED TO GET BACK TO MORE REGULAR EXERCISE - THIS MONTH HASN'T BEEN SO GOOD IN THE EXERCISE DEPARTMENT ALTHOUGH I HAVE BEEN WATCHING MY CALORIES. MAYBE THE COOLER WEATHER WILL HELP INSPIRE ME... I LOVE THE FALL.

SHERRY - SO YOU ARE HAVING HOT WEATHER TOO. I AM ONLY KEEPING UP WITH A SMALL PORTION OF MY GARDEN RIGHT NOW AS WE HAVE WATER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE DUE TO THE HEAT. I TAKE WATER OUT TO THE OKRA AND PEPPERS - BUT THE TOMATOES ARE DYING BACK.

CEREBELLUM - SOUNDS LIKE YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY OF OUTINGS AND PARTIES COMING UP - ENJOY YOUR FRIENDS!

STARR - I AGREE WITH MAC - TRY BEING A LITTLE LESS AVAILABLE TO YOUR OLDEST AND YOUR BROTHER. I ALSO SUGGEST YOU QUIT "ASKING" YOUR OLDEST TO HELP CARE FOR HER FATHER AND TELL HER TO HELP. YOU ARE GIVING HER HOUSE ROOM AND FEEDING HER WHILE SHE IS HAVING TROUBLE WITH HER FOOT. THE LEAST SHE CAN DO IS SIT WITH HER DAD WHILE YOU GO TO AEROBICS FOR AN HOUR OR 2! CAN YOU SET IT UP SO HUBBY HAS MOST OF WHAT HE NEEDS AND SHE CAN HAVE A PHONE TO CALL YOU IF AN EMERGENCY CAME UP? HUBBY HIMSELF SHOULD BE WILLING TO DEAL WITH LIFE (I KNOW HE IS PROFOUNDLY DISABLED - BUT CAN'T HE GET ALONG FOR JUST AN HOUR IF SOMEONE IS THERE TO CALL YOU IF HE REALLY NEEDS HELP?) YOU DO SO MUCH FOR PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OUT OF HABIT - NOT THAT THEY ARE BEING SELFISH ON PURPOSE, BUT THEY ARE JUST SO USED TO YOU DOING EVERYTHING WITHOUT COMPLAINT THAT THEY DON'T THINK OF IT AS BEING SELFISH - ITS JUST WHAT THEY ARE USED TO. TRY BEING ASSERTIVE IN INSISTING ON AT LEAST A FEW HOURS A WEEK TO CARE FOR YOUR OWN NEEDS. emoticon WE LOVE YA GAL!

CANDICE - IT MAKES ME SO MAD WHEN PEOPLE WON'T SPAY AND NEUTER THEIR ANIMALS! THEY CAN'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT ANIMALS DO NOT HAVE HUMAN EMOTIONS ABOUT FERTILITY! IT IS MUCH MORE CRUEL TO HAVE UNWANTED ANIMALS RUNNING LOOSE AND STARVING - OR FEEDING FERAL ANIMALS. I WOULD EVEN PREFER EUTHANIZING ANIMALS TO CONDEMNING THEM TO A FERAL LIFE. FERAL CATS ALSO ARE VERY HARD ON LOCAL BIRD POPULATIONS. I HEARD ABOUT A STUDY THAT SAID MANY OF THE SONGBIRDS ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST ARE THERE BECAUSE OF FERAL CATS. I LOVE CATS - BUT HATE TO SEE THEM UNCARED FOR. MY CORGI, LILY, IS A RESCUE. SHE WAS KEPT AS A BREEDER IN A PUPPY MILL BEFORE SHE BECAME ILL AND COULDN'T HAVE PUPPIES ANYMORE - THE GUY TOOK HER TO A FLEA MARKET AND PENNED HER IN THE MUD TRYING TO GET RID OF HER WHEN THE RESCUE PEOPLE FOUND HER. I ADOPTED HER FROM HER FOSTER "MOM"
MY CAT IS ALSO A RESCUE - SHE SPENT HER KITTENHOOD SHUT IN A WOMAN'S GARAGE WITH 30 OTHER CATS. SHE STILL HAS RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS. AS YOU ARE A RESCUE WORKER, I AM NOT TELLING YOU ANYTHING YOU DON'T KNOW ALREADY. I JUST HAD TO SOUND OFF! HOPE YOU AND LEAH ARE GETTING BACK OUT THERE NOW THAT YOU ARE FEELING BETTER!

LYNN - SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE FOOT! emoticon emoticon !!

FRUGAL - HI! I DON'T THINK I HAVE SEEN YOU ON THE THREAD BEFORE - emoticon
I LIKE TO WALK TOO - USUALLY WITH MY emoticon - BUT AS HOT AS IT IS I MAY HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE MALL TOO!

WISPY - HI!

STEVE - 45 MINUTES IS A GOOD GO! emoticon ! I AM IN A SLUMP DUE TO THE WEATHER - MUST TAKE YOUR EXAMPLE AND MAKE EXERCISE A PRIORITY IN SEPTEMBER.

MONICA - WHEN YOUR ANXIETY IS LOW - LIKE A 1 OR 2 IS THE TIME TO DO YOUR DEEP BREATHING AND REMIND YOURSELF THAT YOU ARE A CAPABLE AND WONDERFUL YOUNG WOMAN. TELL YOURSELF THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER TO IMPROVE THE NEXT FEW MOMENTS. CONCENTRATE ONLY ON IMPROVING THE NEXT FEW - FORGET ABOUT ANYTHING PAST THAT. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR RELIGIOUS FAITH IS - IF ANY - BUT IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD TRY REPEATING TO YOURSELF " I DON'T NEED TO BE ANXIOUS BECAUSE GOD HAS THE POWER TO TAKE CARE OF THIS. IT WILL WORK OUT FOR THE BEST IN GOD'S CARE." THEN DELIBERATELY CHOOSE TO TAKE 3 DEEP BREATHS AND LET GO. DO SOMETHING ACTIVE AND TURN AWAY FROM THE ANXIETY - IT IS HARD BUT YOU CAN DO IT! emoticon

WELL, I HAVE CERTAINLY SOUNDED OFF MY OPINIONS ON A LOT OF STUFF THIS MORNING! AS YOU ALL KNOW - OPINIONS ARE LIKE %$#@*^% - EVERYONE HAS THEM! FEEL FREE TO TAKE MY OPINIONS OR LEAVE THEM - I JUST FEEL LIKE OFFERING THEM.
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS MY FRIENDS!
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I am with some pain this morning. Yesterday I was in lots of pain after the x ray. I took the strong med last night. I see the dr in a little over an hour from now. I am with some anxiety right now but not panicking. Right now my level is at a 2.

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GOOD DAY TO YOU ALL. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I AM FOLLOWING MY FOOD PLAN TODAY, AND HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN IN 45 MINUTES ON THE TREADMILL AND SOME TIME ON THE WEIGHT MACHINE.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. HOPE EVRYONE WILL HEAL FROM THEIR ACUTE AFFLICTIONS.

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OH LYNN I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FOOT. THAT SOUNDS AWFUL. NO WONDER YOU WERE CRYING, IT WOULD HAVE MADE ME WANT TO CRY TOO. LETS HOPE THAT THE IMPROVEMENTS SHOWN ON THE TESTS CONTIUE TO GET BETTER AND BETTER AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO GO BACK TO HOSPITAL.

STEVE, SURE KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN... I AM ALSO SUSCEPTIBLE TO WANTING TO EAT WHEN I FIND I HAVE BEEN LOSING WEIGHT - JUST TO CELEBRATE!!
SO PLEASED YOU ARE POSTING AGAIN AND THAT YESTERDAY WAS A GOOD EXERCISE DAY.
ITS ONE DAY AT A TIME FOR ALL OF US.
SO EASY TO SLIP BACK INTO OLD WAYS - I SURE DO HEAR YOU.

HI STARR GOOD LUCK WITH GETTING WHAT YOU NEED TO GET DONE WHILE THE AIDE IS THERE. YOU MUST BE A VERY ORGANISED PERSON TO GET EVERYTHING FITTED IN TO YOUR OVER BUSY DAYS.
YOU ARE RIGHT WE ARE ALWAYS HERE FOR EACH OTHER TO LISTEN AND SUPPORT.

CORGIMARY, LILY IS SOUNDING SO CUTE... ALL DOLLED UP AND READY TO GO... LOVE TO SEE THE PICS IF YOU CAN GET THEM UP.

HI SHERRE SO PLEASED DOUG IS BACK AT WORK AND YOU ARE GETTING CAUGHT UP. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAD NOT LEANT ON THE TROLLEY - DIDNT REALISE HOW IT WOULD AFFECT ME PUSHING IT. BUT THE PAIN IS VERY MINOR NOW AND I HAVE NOT STOPPED WALKING, JUST REDUCED IT BACK TO 1000 A DAY AND WARMING UP ON THE CARPET BEFORE GOING OUT ON THE PAVEMENT. SLOWLY I AM LEARNING SOME SENSE. HAPPY TO BE IN WEEK 4 AND STILL COMMITTED.

CEREBELLUM WHAT A GREAT TIME YOU ARE HAVING. YOUR FRIENDS ARE ALL SO THOUGHTFUL AND KIND TO YOU. I LOVE PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS.
LEANING ON THE CART - SORRY, IT DID NOT SAY IT IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU. WHAT IT WAS MEANING WAS THAT IF YOU WERE TRYING TO EXERCISE TO GET YOUR STRENGTH BACK - LEANING ON THE CART WAS NOT HELPFUL. I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT AS I HAVE USED IT FOR A PROP FOR SO LONG AND IT IS GREAT FOR THAT.
IN MY CASE I ACTUALLY DO STILL NEED IT SAME AS YOU FOR THAT AND YOU ARE SO RIGHT I AM TAKING IT MORE SLOWLY NOW AND PAIN IS ALMOST GONE. :)

MAC, SORRY ABOUT YOUR ANKLE AND HOPING IT WILL BE BETTER SOON.
YES, I AM HOPING IT HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE HEARING TAKE IT EASY YET AGAIN, BECAUSE THIS TIME I SO WANT TO KEEP UP THE WALKING.
ACTUALLY WANTING TO DO IT, IS SUCH A BIG CHANGE FOR ME AND IT JUST HAS TO BE THE WAY TO GO TO GET AS STRONG AS I CAN FOR AS LONG AS I CAN. BUT 'SLOWLY SLOWLY CATCHEE MONKEY' AS THE OLD SAYING GOES. I AM LIMITING MYSELF TO 1000 STEPS A DAY FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND THEN WILL GRADUALLY BUILD UP AGAIN AND NOT AIM FOR SPEED ANY LONGER - JUST CONSISTENCY. HOPE MUM IS FEELING BETTER TODAY AFTER HER UPSET TUMMY.

MONICA I AM SO SORRY THIS IS A PART OF YOUR LIFE. I ALSO KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THE SHALLOW BREATHING. PANIC SEEMS TO DO THAT. I HAD A FRIEND WHO WAS AFFECTED AS SEVERLY AS YOU ARE AND IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT THING TO CONTROL BECAUSE THE PANIC IN TURN CAUSES MORE PANIC. I ALSO KNOW HOW SCARY IT IS WHEN NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. OTHERS HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS CONDITION AND IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT ONE.
I AM SO SORRY YOU HAVE HAD SUCH A HARD DAY. YOU ASK FOR SUPPORT AND REMINDERS.
THE REMINDER I CAN GIVE YOU IS "THIS TOO WILL PASS" - JUST REPEAT THAT OVER AND OVER AND TRY TO BREATHE SLOWLY AND DEEPLY FOR A FEW BREATHS AS YOU REPEAT IT. SOMETIMES IT FEELS AS IF YOU JUST CANNOT GET AIR INTO YOUR LUNGS. I FIND IF I YAWN OR EVEN TRY TO YAWN, IT WILL SOMETIMES RELEASE THAT SHALLOW BREATHING AND ALLOW ME TO GET A LUNGFUL OF AIR. YOU HAVE ALL MY SUPPORT. TRY TO BREATHE MOR DEEPLY SWEETIE AND FOCUS ON THE BREATH FILLING YOUR ABDOMEN - WATCH YOUR BELLY RISE AND FALL WITH YOUR BREATH AND REPEAT "THIS TOO WILL PASS".
AS THE PANIC BEGINS TO SUBSIDE JUST LET YOUR BREATH RETURN TO ITS OWN PACE AND JUST WATCH IT COME IN AND FLOW OUT. REPEAT THE ABOVE WHEN NECESSARY.

CANDICE THAT MUST BE AWFUL WITH THE CAT PEE IN ALL THAT HEAT. I AM SECONDING WHAT MAC SAYS ABOUT THE COUNCIL. OVER HERE THEY DO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH HAZARD.

HI THERE FRUGALISTA - YOU SOUND LIKE YOU ARE REALLY DEDICATED TO WALKING. THE MALL IS A GOOD IDEA. I HAVE ALSO BEEN THINKING OF USING THAT FOR A CHANGE OF VENUE SOMETIMES.

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Summer is winding down I will be waking up with the sound of school buses Rainy weather is forecast so I will need to use the mall for my. walking. Had a good walk tonight with hubby. My Walkaid was well adjusted giving me lots of help with my drop foot. I could keep up with hubby quite well so I was pleased with that.
Hope this good weather continues so we can stay active outdoors
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Hi team, once again only a qiuck post from me as i m flat on my back and typing one fingered on the tablet! i ve read all the posts though. Yesterday was a rough day for me. It started with a e rly morning appt with my doc who took one look at my foot and said the wound care clinic needed to see it and that i may end up back in the hospital. I was upset and cried most of the nway home, not the safest way to drive, so i called nick and he took the afternoon off and took me to the wound care appt. They did not like the looks of my foot either but since my blood tests are showing vast improvements in the infection they showed nick a new way to bandage it and told me to stay in bed with it elevated. If it doesn t show sign of improvement by friday morning they willrevisit the hospital idea. So i ve been good and stayed down, although i d been down at lesat half of each day since they let me out. the foot is about 50% open wounds ccaused by the huge blisters,but the toes are the real problem, very purple and puffy. Wish me luck, lynn

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YOU ARE RIGHT MAC, YOU ARE VERY RIGHT!!

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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I have been doing a number of different things from calm tea, listen to anxiety slayer podcasts, breathe which I cannot get beyond shallow, communicating with others, listen to music, try meditating, trying to figure out what is causing it, relaxing, having sessions, and also going for a walk. I had 3 sessions this week and I usually only need 1. I have also jotted stuff down and tried a gratuity list as well. I know that I have been trying different things that normally work. At a time like this I do need support and reminders. I am not sure what to do.

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MONICA, YOU KEEP TELLING US THAT YOU ARE HAVING HIGH ANXIETY AND ARE PANICKING TC. BUT YOU DO NOT REALLY DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. WE HAVE SUGGESTED SO MANY THINGS AMD YOU HAVE NOT REALLY IMPLEMENTED ANY OF THEM. YOU NEED TO TAKE HOLD OF YOUR LIFE, GO AND SEE A PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND GET TREATMENT. WITHOUT IT YOU KNOW THAT YOU WILL NEVER GET ANY BETTER. WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU BUT YOU HAVE TO HELP YOURSELF. WE CANNOT DO IT FOR YOU. I MAY BE SOUNDING HARD BUT IT IS THE ONLY WAY. I WARNED YOU A ONG TIME AGO ABOUT GETTING ONTO A SLIPPERY SLOPE AND FINDING IT HARD TO GET OFF. WELL, YOU HAVE SLIPPED ONTO THAT SLOPE AND UNLESS YOU REALLY GET A GRIP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT THEN I AM AFRAID YOU WILL ONLY SLIDE DEEPER DOWN IT, AND I WOULD NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO YOU. WHENEVER WE HAVE SUGGESTED THINGS THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A REASON WHY YOU CANNOT DO IT. NOW IT IS A CASE OF EITHER GET SOMETHING DONE OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES, AND BELIEVE ME, YOU DO NOT WANT TO GO THERE. WE HAVE TRIED TO HELP AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO, BUT AT TH END OF THE DAY, YOU ALSO HAVE TO HELP YOURSELF. IF YOU CAN DO THAT THEN YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO REALLY BE PROUD OF YOURSELF AND WE WOULD DEFINITELY BE PROUD OF YOU.

STARR, WE CANNOT CHOOSE OUR FAMILIES. ONE DAY YOUR BROTHER AND YOUR YOUNGEST DD WILL HAVE TOW AKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES AS YOU WILL NOT ALWAYS BE THERE. THERE WILL COME A DAY WHEN THEY WILL HAVE TO STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET. IT MAY JUST BE TIME NOW TO START AND DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM THEM JUST A LITTLE AND SEE HOW THEY GET ON WITHOUT YOU HELPING OUT SO OFTEN. NDEVRMIND TH EXCUSES. THEY ARE BOTH OLD ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVESI WOULD GUSS, ANDEVEN WITH ISSUES, THEY CAN SURVIVE WELL ENOUGH. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE CRUEL TO BE KIND, AND JUST MAYBE THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES. THE THING IS, ARE YOU STRONG ENOUGHTTO BE ABLE TO DO THIS? IN FUTURE, IF YOUR YOUNGEST DD SAYS SHE WILL DO SOMETHING AND THEN SHE DOESN'T, TELL HER THAT FOR HER NEXT APPOINTMENT SHE WILL HAVE TO FIND HER OWN TRANSPORT AS YOU WILL BE TOO BUSY OR ARE TOO TIRED. THE SAME WITH YOUR BROTHER. WHEN HE NEXT WANTS SOMETHING FROM YOU TELL HIM THE SAME THING,THAT YOU CANNOT HELP HIM. YOU ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR YOUR FAMILY. MAYBE IT IS TIME THAT YOUR FAMILY LEARNED TO APPRECIATE WHAT YOU ARE SACRIFICING AND IF IT MEANS TEACHING THEM THE HARD WAY, THEN SO BE IT. YOU CERTAINLY CANNOT LOSE BY IT, THAT IS FOR SURE. I ONCE HAD TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR WITH MY YOUNGEST SON. WITHOUT GOING INTO DETAIL I BASICALLY THREW HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE AND TOLD HIM TO MAKE HIS OWN WAY IN THE WORLD AS WEHAD COMETO THE END. HE MADE SOME BIG MISTAKES ALONG THE WAY BUT IT TAUGHT HIMA LESSON AND NOW WE HAVE GOTSOME RESPECT FROM HIM AND ALSO HE IS THERE FOR US WHENEVER WE NEED HIM; SOMETHNG THAT WAS NOT ALWAYS IN HIS MAKEUP. SO IT CAN WORK BUT YOU HAVE TO BE POREPARED TO BEAR THE BRUNT OF SOME TERRIBLE LANGUAGE TOWARDS YOUAT THE TIME ABOUT HOW YOU DON'T CARE ETC. AND IT WILL GET TO YOU. AT THE END OF THE FAY, THOUGH, IT IS YOUR HEALTH AS MUCH AS ANYONE'S THAT IS SUFFERING HERE AND THAT CANNOT BE RIGHT. THEREFORE, YOU ENED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AS OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP NOTBEING ABLE TO CARE FOR YOUR HUBBY BECAUSE YOU WILL SIMPLY NOT BE CAPABLE. YOUR BODY WILL SIMPLY SHUT DOWN AND ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN THEN. THAT IS THE SCENARIO I AM NOT WANTING TO THINK ABOUT FOR YOU, BUT THE BODY CAN ONLY TAKE SO MUCH AND THEN IS WILL SAY ENOUGH. WHAT HAPPENS THEN?

CANDICE, SURELY THEREE MUST BE SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT THIS LADY BREEDING THESE ANIMALS. IS THERE NOT A COMPLAINT YOU CAN MAKE AGAINST HER THAT THE COUNCIL WILL UPHOLD AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT? IF IT HAS GOT TO THE STAGE WHERE IT ISA NUISANCE ANDEVEN A HEALTH HAZARD THEN IWOULD HAVE THROUGH IT WAS ENCUMBENT ON THE COUNCIL TO DO SOMETHING BECAUSE OF HEALTH AND HYGIENE ISSUES,AND THE FACT THAT IF SOMEONE WERE TO CATCH SOMETHING THEN THEY COULD BE SUED FOR INACTION WHEN THEY KNEW ABOUT THE PROBLEM. IF THE LADY IS NOT WILLING TO LISTEN TO REASON AND ACCEPT HELP THEN YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO MAKE HER. IT IS NOT FAIR OTHERWISE. MIND YOU, I OWULD ALSO ASK WHAT YOUR OTHER NEIGHBOURS ARE DOING ABOUT IT AS THEY,TOO, ARE AFFECTED.

OK FOLKS, I AM OUT OF HERE. I AM YAWNING MY HEAD OFF SO I GUESS IT IS TIME FOR BED.

HAVE A LOVELY EVENING AND I WILL BE BACK WITH YOU TOMORROW.

GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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corgimom- FRONTLINE DOES NOT CONTIAN IVERMECTIN, IT IS A FLEA MEDICATION ONLY. IVERMECTIN IS IN HEARTWORM MEDICATION/PREVENTATIVE. MANY WHITE FOOTED HERDING BREADS ARE VERY SENSITIVE TO IVERMECTIN IT HAS TO DO WITH GENETICS AND MISSING SOMETHING THAT RELATES TO HOW THE IVERMECTIN IS METABOLIZED. I ONLY KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAD A SMOOTH COATED COLLIE FOR A WHILE, AND MY EX MOM IN LAW HAD A CORGI. THIS ALSO EXTENDS TO BORDER COLLIES AND ROUGH COATED COLLIES, ANY HERDING BREED THAT HAS WHITE FEET.

MY GOLDEN TAKES TRIFEXIS WHICH IS COMFORTIS AND IVERMECTIN TOGETHER, SO ITS FLEA AND HEARTWORM MEDICATION IN ONE MEDICATION. I TEND TO USE THE ORAL FLEA MEDICATIONS RATHER THAN THE TOPICALS. i HAVE TO BATHE LEASH MORE OFTEN THAN MOST DOGS BECAUSE SHE WORKS IN PUBLIC, SHE ALSO LIKE TO SWIM,. BY GIVING HER AN ORAL i DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WASHING OFF HER FLEA MEDS.

YOU WOULD BE SAFE TO GIVE YOUR DOG COMFORTIS SINCE IT IS SOLELY A FLEA MED. i USED FRONTLINE FOR YEARS BUT THE FLEAS DOWN HERE ARE NOW IMMUNE TO IT. LIKE i SAID WE HAVE FLEAS YEAR ROUND. IT ALSO DOESNT HELP THAT WE HAVE A LADY WHO FEEDS AND KEEPS FERAL CATS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THEY CARRY AND KEEP THE FLEA ISSUE ON THE FOREFRONT. i HAVE OFFERED TO HELP HER TRAP NEUTER AND RELEASE AND SHE REFUSES....THE COUNTY WILL SPAY AND NEUTER FOR FREE. INSTEAD SHE CHOOSES TO BREED SICKNESS AND MISERY, AND THEN ANIMAL CONTROL COMES AND TRAPS AND THEY ARE PUT TO SLEEP.. HOW IS THAT MORE HUMANE? MAKES ME CRAZY, NOT TO MENTION THAT i AM SICK TO DEATH OF THE CATS USING THE BARK LANDSCAPE MATERIAL AROUND MY WORK SHOP BUILDING AS A CAT BOX. SMELLING CAT PEE IN 95 DEGREE HUMID WEATHER WHEN I AM TRYING TO WORK IS DISGUSTING

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In the past i have asked oldest dd, if i make things easy 4 her 2 get, would she take care of her dad and c her sister off 2 work so i can go 2 water aerobics. She says yes, but the next morning when it is time 4 me 2 go, she is still n bed and says that she had a bad night and is 2 tired 2 get up. As 4 my brother, he's been promicing DH for months 2 come over and play computer games with him. As far as brothers health, there is nothing new that is going on with himwhen i tell him that i'd like him 2 come over 2 sit with DH while i take a break........he. tells me good luck. That he'd like 2 a break 2.

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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I am having high anxiety week. I panicked again today for hours.

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

A PINFUL DAY TODAY AS FIRST THING THIS MORNING I SLIPPED AND WENT OVER ON MY ANKLE. IT WAS MY LEFT ANKLE AND I HAD TWISTED ITAT TEH GYM NOT LONG AGO, BUT WAS, UP UNTIL THIS MORNING, NOT GOING TOO BADLY AND WAS ON THE MEND. NOW IT IS BACK TO SQUARE ONE, ALTHOUGH AT LEAST I CAN MOVE AROUND, IF SOMEWHAT AWKWARDLY.

STILL, TODAY WAS AN EASY ONE. LAUNDRY AND IRONING. I WAS HOPING TO PUT THE LAUNDRY OUTSIDE, BUT THE DAY, WHILST DRY, HAS BEEN OVERCAST AND NOT AT ALL GOOD DRYING WEATHER, SO I WILL PUT IT IN THE DRIER THIS EVENING WHEN THE ELECTRICITY COSTS ARE CHEAPER. I DID TAKE TIME OUT TO WATCH THE ENGLAND WOMEN TAKE ON AUSTRALIAIN THEIR VERSIONS OF THE ASHES CRICKET SERIES. WITH ONE GAME TOG O ENGLAND HAVE REGAINED THE TROPHY AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN DOMINENCE. IT WILL NOT MEAN A LOT TO YOU IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND CRICKET AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CERFTAIN TROPHIES IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA, BUT THE MEN'S VERSION OF THIS TROPHY IS THE OLDEST SERIES EVER PLAYED IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME. THIS MEANS THAT BOTH THE MEN AND THE WOMEN NOW HOLD THEIR RESPECTIVE VERSION OF THE TROPHY AND OUR WOMEN HAVE GONE ABCK TO NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD. I KNOW, BORING TO A LOT OF YOU, LOL. IT IS A CULTURALTHING I GUESS.I MEAN, I KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT BASEBALL AND I DO NOT WATCH THE LIKES OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL OR ICE HOCKEY OR BASKETBALL. I DO NOT EVEN WATCH WHAT YOU CALL SOCCER EITHER AND YET THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE NATIONAL SPORT IN THE UK. JUST LEAVES ME COLD.

ANYWAY, APART FROM THAT I WAS ASKEF BY MARY AND TRISH TO COOK THEM MY VERSION OFAN ARAB GRAB. ANY OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN TO THE MIDDLE EAST WILL HAVESEEN HOW THE ARABS SIT DOWN TO A FEAST OR EVEN A GET TOGETHER. BASICALLY, IT INVOLVES EATING CHICKEN AND RICE WITH YOUR FINGERS, ANDBELIEVE ME, IT IS A N ARTIN ITSELF NOT TO MAKE A MESS. IT REALLY DOES TAKE PRACTICE TO DO IT PROPERLY. THE CHICKEN IS A STRAIGHTFORWARD ROASTEDBIRDBUT THE RICE ISA LITTLE DIFFERENT. IT IS FORSTBOILED AND THEN REFRESHED.AFTERA FEW HOURS TO ALLOW THE EXCESS MOISTURE TO DRAIN AWAY, IT IS THEN SHALLOW FRIEDWITH A LITTLE BUTTER, (AND I MEAN A LITTLE OR ELSE IT GOES GREASY), PLUS THE ADDITION OF CAYENNE PEPPER, PAPRIKA AND TURMERIC WITH SALT TO TASTE. YOUHAVE TO BE CAREFUL AS THE ADDITION OF THOSE SPICES CAN EITHER MAKE OR BREAKT HE DISH. TO MUCH AND THE TASTE IS HOT AND BITTER WHEREAS THE RIGHT AMOUNT AND THE RICE HAS A KICK TO IT BUT NO MORE AND NEEDSSOME SALT TO MAKE IT TASTE OR ELSE IT CAN BE A LITTLE BLAND, BUTSTILL WITH THAT HEAT THAT COMES BACK AND GETS YOU AFTERT YOU AHVE SWALLOWED. THIS RICE ISNOT FOR THOSE WHO LIEK TO BLOW THEIR HEADS OFF WHEN THEY EATSUCH FOOD BUTISFOR THOSE WHO LIKE SPICY FOOD WITHOUT HAVING TO DRINK LOADS AFTERWARDS TO COOL THINGS DOWN; SOMEWHERE BETWEEN MILD AND MEDIUM HOT. GIVE IT A GO. FOR A FRYING PAN FULL YOU NEED 2 SMALL TSPNS PAPRIKA, 1 SMALL TSPN CAYENNE PEPPER AND 1 SMALL TSPN TURMERIC ASAN OPTIMUM. TH GIRLS THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE FOOD AND MARY EVEN WASHED UPMOST OF THE DISHES FOR ME AFTERWARDS, SO I WAS HAPPY ABOUT THAT.

MUM IS NOT SO HAPPY. SHE ATE HER LUNCH, WHICH WAS NOTHING SPECIAL, AND THEN IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO GET TUMMY TROUBLE. HAVEN'T A CLUE WHAT BROUGHT IT ON AS I DID NOT GIVE HER ANYTHING SHE HAD NOT AHD BEFORE, JUST SOME SAUSAGES AND SOME FRIES. MUM EVEN SAID SHE ENJOYED I, WHICH WAS NICE AND A CHANGE. ANYWAY, SHE SEEMS OK NOW AND HAS TOOK A CHICKEN LEG WITH SOME BREAD AND BUTTER UPSTAIRS FOR HER SUPPER.

SO A MIXED DAY, BUT ACTAULLY NOT TOO BAD A ONE EITHER.

CANDICE, I FEEL SO SORRY FOR YOU. WE HAD A SITUQATION ONCE WHERE WE WERE PALMED OFF WITH A FOSTER DOG AND IT TURNED OUTY THAT IT HAD ABRAIN DEFORMITY WHIOCH WAS HEREDITARY THROUGH THE WHOLE LITTER RESULTING IN EVERY ONE OF THEM HAVIGN TO BE EITHANISED. I SWORE I WOULD NEVER BE PUT IN THAT POSITION AGAIN AS IT ISNOT FAIR. YOUHAVEYOUR OWN DOG TO CARE FOR AND SHE IS FAR MROE IMPORTANT TO YOU THAN TAKING ON FOSTER CARE OF ANOTHER ANIMAL. I AGREE. TELL THE WOMAN TO COME AND GET HER DOG OR ELSE YOU WILL TAKE IT TO THE POUND. WE WILL SEE WHAT SHE ACTUALLY THINKS OF TH ANIMAL AFTER YOU AHVE TOLD HER. AS FOR THE PT; I HATE THEM AS A NOITHING THEY DO EVER HURTS THEM. DID YOUR REGUALR PT NOTLEAVE ANYNOTES IN YOUR FILE FOR THE TEMP TO FOLLOW? I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THIS WOULD BE COMMON SENSE JUST IN CASE ANYTHING HAPPENEDTHAT YOUR REGULAR PTWAS INDISPOSED FRO ANY LENGTH OF TIME. FOR A TEMP TO WORK YOULIKE THAT IS A DEFINITE NO NO, AND I THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLEDA HALT TO IT YOURSELF. IF THE PT DID NOT AGREE THEN TOUOGH. WHAT IS THEPOINT OF PHYSIO IF ALL YOU GET FROM IT IS SORENESS AND LITTLE BENEFIT? I JUST HOPE THAT YOU AN OVERCOME THE MUSCLE SORENESS QUICKLY AND GET BACKTO NORMAL. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANY EXERCISE THOUGH UNTIL YOUR MUSCLES HAVE RECOVERED PROPERLY. YOU DO NOT WANT TO STRAIN THEM TO THE POINT WHEREBY EXERCISE HAS TO BE ABANDONED FOR A PROLONGED LENGTH OF TIME.

WISPY, WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE. IT IS WHY MY TRAINER HAS PUT A MAXIMUM LIMIT ON WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT DO, AND AFTER MONDAY I APPRECIATE HER DOING THIS AS OTHERWISE I KNOW I WOULD HAVE PUSHED MYSELF OVER THE TOP. JUST LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND TAKE THE ADVICE YOU AHVE BEEN GIVEN AS IT IS ALL OSUND. YOU NOW KNOW THAT YOU DO HAVEA LIMIT AND THAT IS GOOD AS YOU WILL N OW NOT GO OVER IT. I DONOT SUBSCRINE TOT HE AGE THEORY THOUGH. FOR ME EVERYONE IS AN INDIVIDUAL AND INDIVIDUALS REACT IN DIFFERENT WAYS. IT IS YOUR ODY THAT PUTS THE LIMIT ON WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT DO AND THAT APPLIEDWHETHER YOU ARE YOUNG OR YOU ARE OLD. I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE IN THEIR 80's DO STUFF THAT I WOULD NEVER DREAM OF EVEN ATTEMPTING. WE HAVE A LADY IN OURGROUP WHO IS A KEEN GARDENER AND HAS WON A LOT OF PRIZES FOR HER GARDEN. SHE IS IN HER LATE 70's AND YET COME RAIN, HAIL OR SHINE SHE IS OUTSIDE DOING STUFF TO KEEP THE GARDEN FRESH AND INSPIRING. I KNOW OF SOME YOUNGSTERS WHO WOULD BALK AT THAT IDEA. SO YOU KEEP GOING AND AT YOUR OWN PACE, YOU NOW KNOW WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF DOING AND WHAT IS OVER THE LINE SO CARRY ON AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE.

STEVE, IT IS SO EASY TO SLIP BACKWARDS AND LET LIFE PASS YOU BY WITHOUT REALLY BOTHERING. I THINK THAT MOST OF US HAVE BEEN THERE SO WE UNDERSTAND. THE HARD PART IS GETTING BACK UP AND STARTING AGAIN, AND THEN MAINTAINING IT. IF YOU AN DO THAT THEN YOU WILL HAVE OVERCOME THE OBSTACLE AND THAT IS A REAL PROUD MOMENT IN TIME. SO IF NECESSARY, GIVE YOURSELF THAT KICK UP THE BACKSIDE AND GET BACK ON TRACK, BUT DO IT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS AND NOT JUST BECASUE OF PEER PRESSURE. THIS GROUP IS NEVER JUDGEMENTAL, (PERISH THE THOUGHT), BUT RATHER WE ARE HERE WHENEVER YOU NEED US AND WE WILL SUPPORT YOU THROUGH THICK AND THIN.

STARR, SURELY THERE IS SOMETHING SOMEONE CAN DO TO HELP YOU OUT FURTHER. IN THE UK WE HAVE AN OPRGANISATION THAT DIES SOME WORK TO HELP THE CARERS OF SICK AND DISABLED PEO0LE SO THAT THEY CAN GET PROPER BREAK. THEY EVEN RUN MINI HOLIDAYS FOR THEM AND WILL PUT SOMEONE IN THEIR PLACE TO CARE FOR THEIR LOVED ONE(S). AS FOR YOUR BROTHER; I HOPE THAT ONE DAY HE IS NOT ASKING FOR YOUR HELP. TO ME HE SOUNDS SO LAZY AND SELFISH THAT HE DOES NOT DESERVE ANY HELP. TO ME IT IS A LACK OF RESPECT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND THAT SIMPLY IS NOT ON.

CORGIMARY, DO YOU NOT HAVE A USB EXTENTION CABKLE THAT GOES FROM YOUR PHONE TO A PC? IF YOU DON'T YOU CAN BUY ONE ANYWHERE THESE DAYS. ALL YUO DO IS TO PLUGIN THE CABLE TO YOUR PHONEAND THEN TO A SPARE USB PORT ON YOUR PC AND IT SHOULD COME THROUGH AUTOMATICALLY ASKING IF YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND DOWNLOAD OR JUST DELETE. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AT HOW EASY IT IS TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING. AS FOR LILY; I DO NOT VNY HER.I USED TO HATE SEEING ANIMALS WITH OVERSIZED COLLARS AND RIBBONS TIED IN THEIR HAIR ETC. STILL, AS LONG AS YOU LIIKE IT AND LILY IS HAPPY THEN THAT IS ALL THAT COUNTS.

SHERRY, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. I HAVE NOW STARTED TO LOSE WEIGHT AGAIN AND THAT IS ALSO IMPORTANT IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS, AS YOU ALSO KNOW SO WELL. YES, IF YOU HAVE A LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WITH THE TEAM FOR A WHILE THEN I THINK YOU WOULD SEE A VAST IMPROVEMENT ACROSS THE BOARD, WHICH SAYS A LOT ABOUT THIS TEAM AND HOW WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER. BUT YES, EACH DAY IS A NEW ONE AND THERE ARE STILL HILLS TO CLIMB, (NOT MOUNTAINS ANY MORE. DO NOT DO MOUNTAINS THESE DAYS, LOL), BUT THESE ARE GOALS TO ACHIEVE IN THE FUTURE AND JUST STEPS ALONG THE ROAD TO A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. IT IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I AM GIVING THE LUNCH CLUB A MISS. I AM DOING SO WELL AT THE MOMET WITH THE GYMAND EERYTHING THAT I SIMPLY DO NOT WANT TO JEOPARDSIE IT IN ANY WAY, AND DELICIOUS THOUGHT THE MEALS ARE, THEY ARE NOT EXACTLY THE SORT THAT I SHOULD BE EATING FOR THE MOST PART. SINCE JOINING THIS TEAM A LOT HAS CHANGED FRO ME INTHE WAY I LOOK AT LIFE AND ALSO THE WAY I TREAT EACH DAY. MANY LESSONS HAVE BEEN LEARNT ALONG THE . THE TELLINGS OFF, (REMEMBER THOSE?), TO THE REALLY PRACTICAL TO THE DOES AND DON'TS TO THE STRAIGHT FORWARD ADVICE AND SUPPORT. WHEN MANY HAVE JOINED BUT HAVE FALLEN ALONG THE WAY, WHY DO YOU THINK IHAVE STAYED WIT THE TEAM? THE ANSWER IS THAT I HAVE BEEN SELFISH FOR ONCE AND HAVE FOCUSSED ON MYSELF MORE AND HAVE USED THIS TEAM AS A GUIDING LIGHT ALONG THE WAY. NOW I AM IN THE POSITION WHERE, THROUGH EXPERIENCE, I CAN NOW START TO MOTIVATE AND TO GIVE BACK, AND THAT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL FEELING. IT IS ALL DOWN TO YOU AND THE TEAM, AND DON'T YOU EVER FORGET THAT.

OK FOLKS, AM REALLYBEHINDTHIS EVNING. WILL BE BACK IN A COUPLE OF HOURS. TAKE CARE AND HAVE A SUPER DAY.

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HI EVERYONE! I WENT TO LUNCH AT A FRIEND'S YESTERDAY FOR ANOTHER FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY. SHE HAD IT IN HER FAMILY ROOM, BECAUSE I TOLD HER I COULDN'T DO HER STEPS ANYMORE. HER STEPS ARE VERY STEEP AND VERY NARROW. I HAVE TROUBLE WITH MINE AND HERS ARE MUCH WORSE! SHE HAD MINE IN THE BASEMENT ALSO LAST MONTH, AND ANOTHER'S BIRTHDAY IS SEPTEMBER, AND SHE WILL HAVE IT THERE ALSO. THERE ARE 2 IN NOVEMBER, AND SINCE IT MIGHT BE COLD IN HER BASEMENT, SOMEONE ELSE WITHOUT STEPS, WILL HAVE THEM THERE!

MAC- IS THERE ANY CHANCE THAT TRISH'S WILL GET OVERTURNED AND THEY COME TO THEIR SENSES? A LOT OF WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE POLITICIANS, IS TRUE HERE TO. THE LAST PRESIDENT MADE SUCH A MESS OF ALMOST EVERYTHING, AND THIS PRESIDENT IS GETTING BLAMED FOR A LOT OF IT. IT IS TRUE HE HASN'T DONE AS MUCH AS HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO TO STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT, BUT THEY NEVER DO WHAT THEY SAY THEY WILL. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 4 LBS.

CANDICE- I CAN JUST IMAGINE HOW MAD YOU WERE AT THE FOSTER DOG. THAT WOULD MAKE ANYONE ANGRY. HOW LONG WILL YOU HAVE HIM? I'M SURE YOU CAN'T WAIT TO GET RID OF HIM, BUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN! I DIDN'T REALIZE YOUR PROBLEMS CAME FROM DRUNK DRIVING! I THINK THAT IS AWFUL, AND PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE WHAT THE OUTCOME COULD BE. SOMEONE THAT IS LIVING WITH IT, IS THE BEST PERSON TO SPEAK OUT ON IT!

SHERRY- I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT SCOOTER'S HAD KEYS. THAT PROBABLY WOULD BE BEST!

CORGIMOM- IT ALWAYS SEEMS THAT THE PEOPLE THAT NEED ASSISTANCE CAN'T AFFORD TO HIRE SOMEONE TO GIVE THEM THE HELP THEY NEED! I WILL TELL MY FRIEND TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE AIR. I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL HELP, BUT MAYBE IF THEY GET THE UNION INVOLVED THEY WILL LISTEN MORE.

FRUSTRATEDOMA- YOU HAD SUCH A BUSY DAY! I COULD ONLY DO A QUARTER OF WHAT YOU DID IN ONE DAY, AND EVEN THEN I WOULD NEED A NAP!

STARR- MY BRACES HURT AFTER THEY ARE ON FOR 9 OR 10 HOURS, BUT WASN'T TOLD ANYTHING ABOUT EASING INTO THEM. MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE!

WISPY- I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT LEANING ON THE CART IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU. I GUESS IT WOULDN'T BE TOO GOOD FOR YOUR POSTURE, BUT OTHER THAN THAT...I LEAN ON THE CART ALL THE TIME, AND COULDN'T SHOP WITHOUT IT. I KNOW WE HAVE SAID IT BEFORE, BUT TAKE IT EASY. PAIN IS A SIGN THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG!

STARR- IT IS A SHAME THAT YOUR NEEDS AREN'T MET. I KNOW WE HAVE ALL TOLD YOU BEFORE TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF ALSO. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR BROTHER THAT HE IS TIRED ALL THE TIME? I AM ALSO, BUT HE SLEEPS EVEN MORE THAN ME!

STEVE- IT IS EASY TO LISTEN TO EXCUSES. SOMEDAYS YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO EXERCISE! TELLING YOURSELF IT WILL ONLY BE FOR 10 MINUTES HELPS YOU GET STARTED. ANOTHER MOTIVATOR, I HAVE NOTICED IS THIS THREAD! THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES, THAT I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO, BUT DID BECAUSE OF EVERYONE ON HERE. A LOT OF PEOPLE DO A LOT MORE THAN I CAN DO, BUT I DON'T WANT TO GET WORSE, SO I DO WHAT I CAN!

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HELLO GANG.................. IT'S A HOT ONE......... DOUG IS BACK TO WORK AND I'M BACK TO HAVING THINGS NORMAL AROUND HERE...... I WAS ON THE GO FOR HIS TWO DAYS OFF....... NOW ITS HOME BOUND AND I NEED TO CATCH UP WITH THINGS AROUND HERE.... TEMPS ARE 25C ALREADY........... SO I NEED TO GET OUT AND WATER BEFORE IT GETS HOTTER.

CORGIMARY.......... HOW CUTE LILY MUST LOOK WITH THE BOW AND CLEAN FUR.... I BET SHE ENJOYED HER EARLY WALK.... I WISH YOU COULD FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THE PICTURE INTO YOUR COMPUTER..... IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE LILY ALL DOLLED UP.

STARR....... THAT'S ONE THING YOU NEED TO DO IS START THINKING OF YOU..... AND NOT HAVING THE THINGS YOU NEED OR WANT TO DO DROP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST....... I KNOW YOUR OLDEST DD IS RECUPERATING FROM HER SURGERY.... BUT WHY COULDN'T YOU SET THINGS UP FOR DH SO SHE DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TO DO WHILE YOU GO TO AEROBICS.... ENJOY SUBWAY AND THE HAIRCUT.

WISPY.......... A MILE AND 1/4 TODAY........ YOUR GOING AT IT....... BUT YES IT'S TIME TO SLOW DOWN IF PAIN IS STARTING TO COME...... I DON'T LEAN ON THE TROLLEY MOSTLY PUSH IT AND STAND STRAIGHT WHILE I'M DOING IT. FOR SURE YOU NEED TO WARM UP BEFORE WALKING AND STRETCH AFTERWARDS..... THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT........ CONGRATS 3 WEEK STREAK........... THAT'S AWESOME.

CANDICE............... OH THAT IS TERRIBLE WHAT HAPPENED TO LEAH...... I WOULD HAVE BEEN SO MAD........ BUT FOR SURE YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR FRIEND TO FIND ANOTHER HOME FOR THE DOG........ YOUR ALREADY GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME AND DON'T NEED TO ADD ANY STRESS TO YOUR DAY..

MAC............ I STILL REMEMBER WHEN WE MOVED HERE LAST SUMMER....... I COULDN'T MAKE IT TO THE BACK GATE WITHOUT RESTING..... AND THE GARDEN IS AT THE BACK OF THE YARD..... BUT I SLOWLY GOT USE TO GETTING BACK THERE WITHOUT RESTING........ THEN I REMEMBER WE GOT THAT GRASS BLOWER AND I DID THAT WITHOUT RESTING...... WOW A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED FOR BOTH OF US....... I CAN STILL REMEMBER YOU ONLY GETTING AS FAR AS THE PARK TO TAKE LUCKY OUT AND PLAY FOR AWHILE........... LOOK AT YOU NOW...... IT'S GOT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE........ STAYING HEALTHY...

STEVE....... IT IS VERY EASY TO FALL OFF THE WAGON AND STAY OFF..... YOU GET LAYING AROUND AND THINK YOUR IN TOO MUCH PAIN TO DO MUCH SO YOU DON'T.... WE FALL BACK INTO OUR OLD WAYS.. AND GETTING BACK ON TRACK IS ALSO VERY HARD....... BUT HURRY TO YOU FOR GETTING BACK ON TRACK...

I WILL CHECK BACK LATER......... GOT TO GO AN WATER AND PICK THE TOMATOES. BEANS AND I THINK I HAVE ABOUT 3 CUCUMBERS THAT SHOULD BE READY TOO.

IT'S 2014..

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGH IN..... MARCH 4TH 2013.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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HI FRIENDS!
WELL, I THANK EVERYONE FOR YOUR IDEAS ABOUT THE FLEA PROBLEM. ESPECIALLY THE IDEA ABOUT THE DIATOM. EARTH - HADN'T HEARD THAT ONE BEFORE. I USUALLY KEEP ON TOP OF FLEA AND HEART WORM PREVENTION - BUT B/C I WAS OUT OF TOWN FOR THE WEDDING OVER THE 1ST OF THE MONTH IT SLIPPED MY MIND. THAT WILL TEACH ME! LILY DID LOOK CUTE AFTER THE PET SHOP GROOMED HER. THEY ALSO BRUSHED HER OUT AND DID HER DEW CLAWS FOR ME AND TIED A COLORFUL TIE DYE SCARF AROUND HER NECK. I TOOK PICTURES ON MY PHONE - NOW IF ONLY I COULD FIGURE OUT HOW TO UPLOAD THEM YOU COULD SEE HER! THE LADIES AT THE PET SHOP LOVED HER. SHE WAS MUCH HAPPIER THIS MORNING AS IT COOLED OFF SLIGHTLY LAST NIGHT AND I GOT UP EARLY TO TAKE HER FOR A WALK AT SUNUP BEFORE IT BEGAN TO GET HOT AGAIN.

CANDICE - I JUST BET YOU WERE MAD AT THE FOSTER DOG! HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO WASH A GOLDEN? I AM STILL FAIRLY MOBILE (MY CHALLENGE IS DEALING WITH BALANCE ISSUES AND FATIGUE DUE TO A HEREDITARY NEUROLOGICAL CONDITION) AND I HAVE TROUBLE BATHING A CORGI! WHY NO IVERMECTIN FOR WHITE FOOTS? I HAVE GIVEN LILY FRONTLINE FOR 4 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEMS. I SAVE MONEY BY GETTING A YEAR SUPPLY - BUT ONCE WE HAVE STEADY SNOW AND THE GROUND IS FROZEN SOLID I STOP TREATING HER UNTIL THAW. I USUALLY DON'T HAVE TO TREAT FROM NOVEMBER TIL MARCH 1. - SOMETIMES LATER IF WE ARE STILL GETTING SPRING BLIZZARDS!

STEVE - GLAD YOU ARE "GETTING BACK UP ON THE HORSE" HANG IN THERE!

STARR - YOU ARE SUCH A BUSY LADY - HOPE YOUR DAY IS GREAT!

SHERRY AND MAC - LOVE READING POSTS FROM YOU GUYS - HAVE A GREAT DAY!

GOTTA GO BUY A NEW FILTER FOR THE A/C AND THEN GET READY FOR WORK
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS ALL!
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HAY CURRHEE68,

I THOUGHT THAT I HAD BEEN MISSING YOU THE PAST FEW DAYS. I'M SO GLAD THAT YOUR BACK WITH US. STAY IN THERE MY FRIEND. WE WILL ALWAYS BE HERE FOR YOU. emoticon emoticon I SURE DO UNDERSTAND YOU SAYING "IT'S EASY TO FALL OFF." I DON'T THINK THAT ANYTHING IS MORE THE TRUTH.

I HAVE NOT BEEN TO WATER AEROBICS IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS. BUT NOT BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO GO. I'VE NOT HAD ANYONE TO STAY HERE WITH DH WHILE I GO. YES, I HAVE HAD AIDES HERE THRU THE PAST 2 WEEKS, BUT NEITHER OF THEM HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE HERE AT THE DAY/TIME THAT THEY HAVE CLASSES, OR I HAVE HAD OTHER THINGS THAT I HAVE HAD TO DO AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE AIDES WERE HERE. LIKE TAKING ONE OF DD'S TO THE DOCTOR. THE SALVATION ARMY HAS WATER AEROBICS ONLY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY FROM 9 TO 10 AM. THE ONLY PEOPLE, BESIDES DH'S HOME HEALTH CARE AIDES, THAT I CAN DEPEND ON (NEITHER OF WHICH I CAN DEPEND ON RIGHT NOW) ARE MY OLDEST DD & MY BROTHER. DD HAS TO WAIT FOR HER FOOT TO HEAL BEFORE SHE CAN DO ANYTHING WITH DH & MY BROTHER SAYS THAT HE IS "TOO TIRED" TO DO ANYTHING FOR ANYBODY. AFTER SLEEPING ALL NIGHT, HE STILL TAKES THREE 2 TO 3 HOUR NAPS EVERY DAY. SO, EVEN IN A TRUE EMERGENCY HE WOULD BE OF NO HELP. SO, SINCE I CANNOT LEAVE DH BY HIMSELF, AND I HAVE NO BODY THAT I CAN DEPEND ON, THEN THAT MEANS THAT ME AND WHAT I NEED/WANT FALLS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WOOD PILE.....AS USUAL.

ANYHOW, DH'S AIDE WILL BE HERE AT 11:00 THIS MORNING SO I AM GOING TO GO AND HAVE MY HAIR TRIMMED SO THAT IT IS EASY FOR ME TO BRUSH OUT AND PUT UP IN A PONY TAIL. OLDEST DD IS ALSO GOING TO HAVE HER HAIR TRIMMED. AFTER THAT WE MIGHT GO TO SUBWAY FOR SOME LUNCH......BUT I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THAT YET. THIS AFTERNOON I NEED TO TAKE YOUNGEST DD TO THE NEXT CITY OVER FROM US AND GET HER A STATE ID. I HAVE NOT GOTTON HER ONE BEFORE NOW BECAUSE SHE'S HAD A MILITARY ID. BUT IT EXPIRED AND EVERYONE WHO WANTS AN ID FOR HER SAYS IT IS NOT VALID BECAUSE IT IS EXPIRED. WELL, UNFORTUNATELY IT IS A BIT EASIER (AT THIS POINT) TO GET HER A STATE ID THEN TO RENEW HER MILITARY ID. TOMORROW I WILL HAVE TO GET DH UP, DRESSED, FED & ALL THAT AS AM TAKING OLDEST DD TO HER POST-OP DOCTOR APPOINTMENT. IF ALL IS WELL WITH HER FOOT, THEY WILL PUT A PLASTER CAST ON THAT SHE WILL HAVE TO WEAR FOR THE NEXT 6 WEEKS.

SO, I AM NOW WAITING FOR AIDE TO GET HERE AND THEN I AM ON THE RUN, WITH BOTH DD'S IN TOW, TO GET THINGS DONE WHILE AIDE IS HERE.

EVERYONE HAVE A SPLENDID & BLESSED DAY.

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HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

"RIP MY SWEETIE, I LOVE & MISS YOU." MARCH 3rd 2014


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ABOUT 12 DAYS AGO I BROKE THROUGH A WEIGHT PLATEAU BY LOOSING ALMOST 3 KG IN 2 WEEKS. I CELEBRATED WITH SOME EXTRA SPECIAL ACTIVITY AND THREW MY BACK OUT. I WHIMPERED AT THE PAIN AND STARTED EASING OFF MY EXERCISES UNTIL THEY BECAME NON EXISTANT. NEXT FOLLOWED NOT TRACKING MY FOOD BECAUSE I WAS EATING TOO MUCH UNHEALTHY FOOD AND DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW HOW BAD. SPENT MOST OF THIS WEEK EATING POORLY AND NOT GETTING OUT OF BED, I FOUND IT QUITE EASY TO MAKE UP AND BELIEVE EXCUSES FOR NOT DOING THE THINGS I HAVE BEEN DOING THE LAST FEW MONTHS. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH THAT WAS THAT I WAS COMFORTABLE WITH BEING A VEGETABLE AGAIN. NOT SURE WHAT GOT ME ON THE TREADMILL YESTERDAY. MAYBE IT WAS THE THOUGHT I WAS ONLY GOING TO DO 10 MINUTES. I ENDED UP DOING 32 MINUTES. THAT GOT ME UP TO THE GYM FOR A TEN MINUTE TREADMILL AGAIN, AND THIS TIME IT LASTED ONLY TEN MINUTES. BUT IT IS NOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON AND I JUST GOT BACK FROM DOING 40 MINUTES IN THE POOL. SO HOPEFULLY, ONE DAY AT A TIME, I AM BACK TO GETTING HEALTHY AGAIN.

ITS BEEN SEVERAL DAYS SINCE I READ THIS, OR ANY OTHER, THREAD. SO I WILL CATCH UP AND BE BACK TOMORROW. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. YOU HAVE BECOME MY MAIN SUPPORT GROUP.

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WELL HI EVERYONE - JUST CHECKED BACK AND MY POST FROM YESTERDAY HAS JUST DISAPPEARED.

SO MUCH CHAT SINCE THE DAY BEFORE.

I GOT IN 1 1/4 MILES SO TICKLED PINK WITH MYSELF - HOWEVER KNEE IS PLAYING UP AND PHARMACIST SAYS I NEED TO SLOW DOWN..... HOW MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE HAVE I HEARD THAT. IT SEEMS IN YOUR SEVENTIES (I AM NOT SEVENTY IN MY HEAD) YOU HAVE TO BE GENTLE WITH YOUR BODY. LAH DI DAH DUI DAH....... SO THE UPSHOT OF ALL THIS IS THAT IF I WANT TO CONTINUE WHICH I MOST CERTAINLY DO I NEED TO WARM UP FOR FIVE MINUTES ON THE CARPET BEFORE I GO OUT AND WARM DOWN FOR FIVE MINUTES INDOORS AFTER. SHE SAYS THE ROADS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT AND HARD AND JOLT ALL THE MUSCLES. WHAT WAS I THINKING JOGGING!!!! NEVER MIND CLEANING OUT THE GUTTER WHICH I HAVE STILL HAD IN MIND WITH KIM HOLDING THE LADDER.

WOKE UP TODAY SHAKING AND DIZZY. KNOW ALL THE SIGNS FROM OLD. CANT BE BLOOD SUGAR BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN EATING JUST FINE. JUST BEEN OVERDOING IT. SO TODAY IS A REST DAY ALTHOUGH I AM GOING TO WALK IN DOORS. HAVE DONE 500 THIS MORNING AND WILL DO ANOTHER 500 LATER. IT SEEMS TRYING TO SPEED UP - AS I WAS IS JUST NOT THE WAY TO GO "AT MY AGE"..... %$^*@ AND WITH MY HEALTH CONDITIONS. SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. I GUESS I AM NOT (LIKE MANY OF US) A SLOW AND STEADY KIND OF PERSON.

HOWEVER I DID HEAR HER AND I GUESS ITS JUST AS WELL I WOKE UP LIKE THIS TODAY - IT REMINDS ME I AM FEELING WONDERFUL - BUT..... THE CONDITION HAS NOT CHANGED I HAVE JUST DEALT WITH SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS AND OVERDOING IT AND STRESS ARE WHAT ACTIVATE IT.

SO HERE I AM RELAXING. ITS A VERY PLEASANT DAY A LIGHT BREEZE AND FAIRLY BLUE SKIES AND KIM WILL BE HERE SOON AND I WILL LET HER DO THE SHOPPING ALONE TODAY.

OH YES I PROBABLY DID NOT MENTION. I HAD READ SOMEWHERE THAT LEANING ON THE TROLLEY WAS NOT GOOD, WHAT WE NEEDED TO DO WAS STAND UP STRAIGHT, SO I ADDED THAT TO LAST WEEK'S EXERCISES AND I WAS BUSHED WHEN WE GOT HOME, BECAUSE ACTUALLY I WAS PUSHING THE TROLLEY AND NOT USING IT. THAT DAY I DID HAVE TO LIE DOWN - WHY ON EARTH DID I NOT REMEMBER THAT..... CANT COMPLAIN.... THIS IS ALL MY OWN DOING.

HOWEVER HOPEFULLY THIS TIME I WILL HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT I STILL WANT TO KEEP UP WITH THE DAILY WALKING. CANT
BELIEVE IT - IT WOULD BE SUCH A GOOD CHANCE TO THROW THE TOWEL IN AND I DONT EVEN WANT TO. BUT I AM GOING TO BE MORE SENSIBLE AND NOT STANDING ON ONE LEG FOR A WHILE AT LEAST. :)

I COMPLETED THREE WEEKS YESTERDAY - WISH I HAD MADE IT A STREAK NOW. I DID TRY TO PUT IT IN STARTING FROM TODAY BUT NOT SURE IF I DID IT RIGHT. WE SHALL SEE.

KIM WILL BE HERE ANY SECOND, SO ILL SEE YOU ALL LATER.



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ARGHHHHHH, I AM SO SORE AND SO UPSET. i HAVE BEEN SORE ALL DAY FROM THE POOL WORKOUT ON TUESDAY. THAT OK. BUT i HAD PT THIS AFTERNOON AND i WAS TIRED AND SORE FROM THE MORNING. i LET THE DOGS OUT TO POTTY BEFORE Zi LEFT, AND GOT MY STUFF TOGETHER. i LET THEM BACK IN AND WENT TO PUT LEAHS SERVICE DOG HARNESS ON HER AND SHE WAS SOAKING WET DOWN HER BACK. i OUT MY HAND TO MY FACE AND THAT BLASTED FOSTER DOG HAD URINATED ALL OVER LEAH. i WAS SO MADE i COULD SCREAM. SHE MUST HAVE LAID DOWN IN THE GRASS BECAUSE IT STARTED AT HER SHOULDERS. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

MY REGULAR PT IS ON VACATION AND THE GAL COVERING HIS PATIENTS WORKED ME LIKE A DOG. i AM SO SORE i CAN BARELY MOVE, AND HAD TO WASH A GOLDEN RETRIEVER WHEN i GOT HOME. i AM NOT AMUSED. THE GAL THAT DUMPED THIS DOG ON ME MUST FIND A NEW PLACE FOR HIM TO GO. I JUST CANT TAKE ON ANYTHING EXTRA RIGHT NOW, AND HE IS MAKING MORE WORK FOR ME EVERY DAY.I AM AT MY WITS END.

BACK TO THE DOG AND FLEA STUFF.. IF YOU DONT HAVE A LONG FLEA SEASON AND DONT HAVE MANY FLEAS IN YOUR AREA A GOOD NATURAL AND SAFE THING TO USE IS FOOD GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH. YOU CAN OUT IT ON THE DOG IN THE FORM OF DUSTING, i PUT IT IN A SOCK AND POUNCE THEM ALL OVER, YOU CAN PUT IT ON CARPETS AND AROUND BASE BOARDS ETC ETC. IT KILLS ALL BUGS NATURALLY, AND IS SAFE FOR THE PEOPLE AND PETS, AND ITS NOT EXPENSIVE. MAKE SURE ITS HUMAN GRADE, OR THE GRADE YOU WOULD PUT IN A GOATS FEED TO WORM THEM ETC, N OT THE KIND FOR POOLS. A FEED STORE SHOULD HAVE IT

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SHERRY, EVERY TIME YOU ARE ABLE TO WALK ANYWHERE IT IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT. IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT YOU HAVE TO USE THE TROLLEY AS AN AIDE AS I SUSPECT A LOT OF THAT IS FOR BALANCE ISSUES ANYWAY. YOU ARE NOT USING THE CART ANY MORE AND THAT IS FANTASTIC. AS EVER, IT IS THIIS SORT OFTHING THAT IS CALLED PROGRESS AND ANYTHING YOU DO TOWARDS THAT IS JUST SO GOOD, AND NOT JUST THAT BUT IS AN AWESOME FEELING. I HAVE JUST GOT THERE AND IT DOES FEEL SO GOOD NOT TO HAVE TO RELY ON THE ELECTRIC STORE CART OR MY CHAIR ANY MORE IN ORDER TO SHOP. NOW THE ONLY TIME I WILL USE THE CHAIR IS IF I AM ON MY OWN AND HAVE TO DO A MAJOR SHOP. I HAVE NOT QUITE GOT THE BALANCE YET TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT MYSELF AND CARRY A LOAD OF SHOPPING AT THE SAME TIME, ALTHOUGH I WILL GET THERE EVENTUALLY. FORTUNATELY, THIS IS NOT TOO OFTEN AS MARY TENDS TO BE WITH ME ORSHE WILL DO THE MAIN SHOPPING. TODAY IT WAS ONLY A TOP UP SHOP AND I WAS PERFECTLY ABLE TO CARRY THE SHOPPING WITH THE USE OF MY WALKING STICK ONLY, WHICH IS WHY I TEND NOT TO DO A BIG SHOP VERY OFTEN WITHOUT MARY WITH ME. YOU DO NOT HAVE THAT LUXURY SO IT ISREALLY AWESOME THAT OYU HAVE MANAGED TO COME SO FAR. WE CAN ONLY GET STRONGER. THAT IS MY MANTRA AT THE MOMENT AND IT IS WORKING WONDERS FOR ME, AND I NOTE THE CHANGE IN YOU SINCE THE START OF THE EXERCISE CLASSES. SO LONG MAY THIS CONTINUE. LIFE CAN ONLY GET THE BETTER FOR IT.

OK FOLKS, I AM GOING TO CALL IT AN EARLY NIGHT. I COULD NOT GET A SHOWER AT THE GYM AS IN THE DISABLED TOILET, WHEN YOU TAKE A SHOWER, THE REST OF THE BATHROOM FLOODS MAKING IT AWKWARD TO GET DRESSED WITHOUT SOAKING SOME PART OF YOUR CLOTHING, SO I WAS ONLY ABLE TO WASH MYSELF DOWN A LITTLE. SO NOW I AM OFF FOR A LONG REFRESHING SHOWER BEFORE GOING TO MY BED. HOPEFULLY A LIE IN AS WELL TOMORROW FRO A NICE CHANGE.

TAKE CARE AND HAVE A WONDEFUL EVENING. GOODNIGHT AND GOD BLESS. SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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HELLO EVERYONE............. IT'S BACK TO 25C FEELS LIKE 30C........... TODAY I'M GETTING STUFFED COOKED FOR THE WEEK....... DID A DOZEN EGGS I HAVE TO PEEL NEXT...... SURE HOPE I DON'T HAVE PROBLEMS PEELING THEM...... I USUALLY DO.

LATER I PLAN TO GO OUT AND WATER........... WE WERE GONE ALL DAY YESTERDAY......... GOT THE FIRST LOAD OF GROCERY'S AND HAD TO BRING THEM HOME AND UNLOAD CAUSE A LOT OF IT WAS FREEZER STUFF...... THEN WENT TO CO-OP........ BROUGHT THAT HOME AND UNLOADED........ THEN WALMART...... WHICH WAS WHERE WE DO MOST OF THE SHOPPING AND THE MOST MONEY SPENT.........

I BOUGHT MYSELF THIS CUTE BOMBER JACKET...... IT'S ONLY COMES TO THE WAIST IN LEATHER AND THE ONLY COLOR THEY HAD WAS LIGHT BROWN..... BUT IT WAS SO CUTE AND PERFECT FOR AUTUMN WEATHER.....

I SEEN THIS NEATEST WATCH...... I HAD TO BUY.. SILVER WITH DIAMOND RHINESTONES.... THE KIND YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET ADJUSTED IT'S GOES ON LIKE A BRACELET...... MY WRIST ARE SO SKINNY....... I'M ALWAYS HAD SMALL ONES AND EVERY WATCH I BUY I HAVE TO TAKE TO GET SIZED....

CORGIMARY........... NO KIDDING LILY IS GOING TO BE UPSET....... POOR GIRL TWO BATHS......... AND THE SECOND ONE BY PEOPLE SHE DON'T KNOW.... BUT IT'S EASIER ON YOU AND MAYBE YOU COULD TALK HER INTO IT'S A PAMPERING FOR HER.... LOL.... I'VE BEEN GETTING LOTS OF TOMATOES AND PEPPERS TOO...... MY CHIVES ARE REALLY SLOW THIS YEAR BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEIR STARTING TO FLOWER NOW.... I HOPE YOU GOT THE CALL BY NOW..... I'M SURE LILY WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE YOU.

CEREBELLUM.............. I THINK A SCOOTER WOULD BE MUCH CHEAPER THAN A GOLF CART........ WHEN I WAS STILL IN A WHEELCHAIR I USE TO TAKE MY SCOOTER ALL OVER TOWN SHOPPING........ IT TAKES A KEY SO NOBODY CAN STEAL IT...... ONLY IF THEY HAD A TRUCK AND STUFF TO CARRY IT TO THE TRUCK. I EVEN TOOK IT OUT IN THE WINTER BEFORE OUR SNOW GOT TO DEEP..

STARR.............. IT'S HARD SHOPPING IN THE HEAT.......... THAT'S WHEN YOU SHOULD BE TAKING LOTS OF RESTS..... AND DRINKING LOTS OF WATER....... I ALWAYS CARRY A BOTTLE OF WATER WITH ME IN THE SUMMER....... TOO BAD THE NEW BRACE IS HURTING YOUR FOOT..... BE SURE AND LET THEM KNOW SO THEY CAN DO SOME ADJUSTMENTS... I HOPE YOU CAN GET BACK TO AEROBICS AND THE CHIRO SOON..

OMA......... I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA YOUR ALL GOING TO VISIT YOUR FRIEND IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN...... IT'S A NICE BREAK AND GETS YOU OUT OF THE CITY FOR AWHILE... WHY DON'T YOU USE THE SCOOTERS IN THE BIG STORES OR BRING YOUR OWN SCOOTER...... I HOPE YOU ALL ARE FEELING BETTER..

CANDICE......... IT'S SOUNDS LIKE YOUR FEELING BETTER......... BUT TAKE IT EASY.......... YOUR GOING TO BE WIPED OUT ALL THE TIME........ THE POOL ALWAYS MADE ME DRAINED WHEN I WAS DONE... THE LASAGNE'S SOUNDS GOOD I WILL HAVE TO CHECK THE RECIPE OUT...... I THINK IT'S GREAT YOU TALK AT YOUR DH WORK ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING......... THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE THINKING THEY CAN DRIVE AFTER A FEW....

MAC........ I FORGOT TO MENTION ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO I DECIDE TO TRY AND WALK THE WALMART WHEN WERE SHOPPING......... I HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN ONE OF THEIR ELECTRIC CARTS........... BUT I MADE THE WHOLE STORE AND WAS OK..... WE EVEN HAD TO GO TO CO-OP AFTER THAT WHICH I ALSO WALKED........ I HAD DID THE SHOPPING EASIER THAT DAY AT ONE STORE I HAVE ALWAYS WALKED...... SO I WAS SURPRISED I DID THEM ALL....... NOW WHEN WE GO TO WALMART WHICH IS EVERY TIME WE GET GROCERY'S......... I WALK....... I NEED TO BE ABLE TO PUSH THE CART.... BUT STILL I THOUGHT IT WAS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT......

OKAY I NEED TO GET BACK INTO THE KITCHEN AND FINISH BEFORE THE HOUSE GETS TOO HEATED....

Edited by: SHERRY666 at: 8/28/2013 (14:31)
IT'S 2014..

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGH IN..... MARCH 4TH 2013.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

A REALLY GOOD DAY TODAY. A HARD ONE AT THE GYM, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT I AM FINALLY BACK ON TRACK AND HAVE LOST 4LBS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. I AM WELL PLEASED WITH THAT ALTHOUGH THERE IS STILL A WAY TO GO YET. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF I CAN MAINTAIN THAT NEXT WEEK AS OBVIOUSLY I WILL BE EATING SLIGHTLY DIFFERENTLY. IT IS ALL CANNED FOOD NEXT WEEK AS I DO NOT HAVE A FRIDGE OR ANYTHING TO KEEP FRESH FOOD COOL. NORMALLY I STEER CLEAR OF CANNED FOOD AS I DON'T LIKE IT ALL THAT MUCH, BUT I HAVE TRIED TO BE CAREFUL IN WHAT I PICKED AND I WILL TRY TO DO SOME EXERCISE. IT IS AN UNFORUNATE NECESSITY SO I WILL JUST GO WITH IT AND GET BACK PROPERLY WHEN I GET HOME.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE DAY AFTER I GET BACK I WILL BE IN THE GYM AGAIN SO HOPEFULLY I WILL BE ABLE TO BURN ANY EXCESS OFF; AT LEAST THAT IS THE AIM AS I WILL BE MISSING TWO COMPLETE SESSIONS WHILST AWAY.

I HAD TO BE REALLY DISCIPLIND TODAY. AFTER THE GYM MATY TOOK ME SHOPPING.THF IRSTPLACEWAS TO THE OPTICIAN'S AS HE AHD MANAGED TO FIND A SET OF FRAMES THAT WOULD TAKE MY EXISTING LENSES. NOT ONL;Y THAT BUT I GOT MOST OF MY MONEY BACK. BECAUSE THE FRAMES WERE FROM ANOLD CATALOGUEAND ARE PROBABLY NOT EVEN MADE NOW, THEY COST ME JUST 20, (US$31). THIS MEANT A REFUND OF 115, (US$178), BECASUE OF WHAT I HAD ORIGINALLY PAID. ITHOUGHT THAT THE FRAMES WOULD ACTUALLY BE MORE EXPENSIVE BECAUSE THEY WRE HARD TO GET HOLD OF SO I WAS REALLY TAKEN BY SURPRISE, AND MARY WAS QUITE HAPPY WHEN I GAVE HER MOST OF THE MONEY FOR HER PURSE, (ONLY FAIR SINCE SHE HAS PAID OUT FOR MY CAMPING STUFF, AND I MEAN THE EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS THE FOOD AND STUFF).

STARR, HUMIDITY IS THE WORST THING FOR MAKING YOU EXHAUSTED. IT IS NO WONDER THAT YOU HAD TO REST A COUIPLE OF TIMES. COULD YOU NOT GET ANYTHING TO DRINK AS THAT WOULD HAVE ALSO BEEN A TELLING FACTOR? ASFOR NOT BEING ABLE TO DO THINGS BECAUSE OF SCHEDULES; IT IS WHY I AM HAVING TO GIVE UP THE LUNCH CLUB AND WHY MARY IS UNABLE TO MAKE ANY PLANS AT ALL. WHENEVER YOU START TO PLAN ANYTHING SOMETHING ALWAYS INTERVENES AND THINGS JUST NEVER GO RIGHT. HOPEFULLY YOU CAN GET BACK TO THOSE EXERCISE CLASSES SOON. I WOULD NOT BOTHER WITH EVEN THINKING OF VISITING YOUR BROTHER. YOU HAVE FAR MOEW IMPORTANT THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.

MONICA, GOOD LUCK. LET US HOPE THE X-RAY PROVIDES YOU WITH SOME GOOD NEWS.

OMA, A BUSY BUSY BEE INDEED. NO WONDER YOU AND LEN WERE HURTING. HOPEFULLY THE FORTHCOMING TRIP WILL ENABLE YOU BOTH TO GET SOME REST. ALSO HOPE YOU MANAGE TO GETTHEWINDOW YOU WANT AND THAT IT DOES NOT PROVE TOO EXPENSIVE. I GUESS YOU WILL HAVE TO LAY DOWN THE LAW AND GET THAT UNIT MOVED BACK. NOTHING LIKE GONG ON THE ATTACK. US MEN FOLK DON'T LIKE THAT, LOL.

CORGIMARY, I MENTIONED YESTERDAY ABOUT A SHAMPOO THAT YOU PUT ON DRY AND COMB OUT. THERE IS ALSO A WHOLE HOST OF FLEA POWDERS THAT WORK THE SAME. YOU PUT THE POWDER ON AND THEN WAIT A FEW MINUTES ANSD THN SIMPLY COMB OUT. THEYDO WORK AS I CAN TESTIFY AND IT AND I KNOW DOG GROOMERS CAN WORK OUT EXPENSIVE, SO MAYBE YOU COULD GIVE THIS A TRY. OGS SHOULD ONLY BE BATHED SPARINGLY ANYWAY EBCASUE OFTHE ESSENTIAL OILS IN THEIR FUR AND THE FACT THAT EVEN DOG SHAMPOO CAN WASH THESE OUT FOR A WHILE. THE DRY SHAMPOOS AND FLEA POWDERS DO NOT SMELL BAD AND EVEN GET RID OF SOME OF THE DOGGY ODOURS. LILY MAY TAKE TO THESE A WHILE HEAP BETTER THAN BEING BATHED. JUST A SUGGESTION FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT. AS FROMUM; SHE WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT EITHER MYSELF, MARY OR TRISH. QUITE WHAT USE TRISH AND I WOUOLD BE IS OPEN TO QUESTION BUT SHE FEELS SAFE WITH US AND DOES NOT FELL SO SAFE WITH ANYONE ELSE. RIDICULOUS I KNOW AND ESPECIALLY AS WE DO HAVE SOME MEN IN THE LUNCH CLUB WHO, EVEN THOUGH OLDER THAN ME, ARE A LOT STRONGER AND COULD HELP HER BETTER. NOT JUST THAT BUT SHE KNOWS THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD PICK HER UP AND PROVIDE HER WITH TRANSPORT, AND I MEAN SHE KNOWS THEM WELL, PLUS THERE IS A GOOD FRIEND FROM THE VILLAGE WHO LIVES JUST 2 DOORS DOWN AND SHE DEFINIETLY SPEAKS TO HER. I DO NOT THINK SHE REALISES THAT SHE HAS MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS AT THE CLUB BUT YOU CANNOT TELL HER THAT. A LOT OF IT IS TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT SHE WILL NOT GET INVOLVED IN CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE AND YOU PHYSICALLY HAVE TO DRAW HER INTO A CHAT IF YOU WANT TO GET HER TO SPEAK, AND THEN SHE COMPLAINS THAT SHE DOESN'T SPEAK TO ANYONE BECAUSE I AM CHATTING WITH OTHERS OR THE SECRETARY IS DOING THE SAME. I HAVE GIVEN UP TRYING TO FATHOM IT ALL OUT AND JUST GO WITH THE FLOW NOW. IT JUST IS NOT WORTH ITTO TRY AND PERSUADE MUM OR DO OTHERWISE. AT LEAST WEHAVEMADE SOME SMALL STEPS AND I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THEY LEAD TO BIGGER ONES.

CANDICE, I THINK YOU DESERVE A PAT ON THE BACK. YOU HAVE TURNED WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE AND HAVE PUT IT ACROSS TO OTHERS SO THAT THEY MAY THINK TWICE BEFORE TAKING THAT DRINK AND THEN GETTING INTO A VEHICLE. IT WAS A WIN-WIN SITUATION AS ALSO YOU CROSSED OVER THE CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS DIVIDE BY ALLOWING OTHER RELIGIOUS AND CULTRUAL PEOPLE TO GET TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR SERVICE DOG AND WHAT SERVICE DOGS ARE ABLE TO DO. ALL IN ALL YOU CAN FEEL VERY PROUD OF YOURSELF. emoticon emoticon emoticon

OK FOLKS, THAT'S IT FOR NOW. BACK LATER. HAVE A SUPER DAY.

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TEENYSMOM- YOU DAY YESTERDAY MAKES ME TIRED JUST READING IT. BUT IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE FUN.

CORGIMOM- THERE IS A PILL CALLED CAPSTAR YOU CAN GET OVER THE COUNTER AT YOUR VET, NO NEED FOR AN OFFICE VISIT THAT WILL KILL EVERY FLEA ON YOUR DOG IN A FEW HOURS. BUT, IT DOES NOTHING TO PROTECT THEM LONG TERM. IT ALSO DOESNT CLEAN THE ENVIRONMENT/ YARD AND HOUSE FOR FLEAS. i HAVE DONE RESCUE FOR YEARS AND YEARS, AND USUALLY HAVE AT LEAST 3 DOGS IN THE HOUSE. i ALSO LIVE IN FLORIDA AND WE HAVE FLEA AND HEARTWORM ISSUES YEAR ROUND HERE. tHE CAPSTAR HERE IS ABOUT 5 BUCKS A PILL. i OFTEN USE THIS FOR A STRAY i TAKE IN SO THEY DONT BRING FLEAS INTO MY HOUSE. hERE IN FLORIDA WE HAVE TO TREAT THE YARD EVERY 3-4 MONTHS AND UNDER THE HOUSE AS WELL. WE USE A STANDARD LAWN BUG KILLER. BAYER AND ORTHO BOTH MAKE THEM. THERE ARE PICTURES ON THE BAG OF LAWN PESTS ETC AND ALSO OF A FLEA. YOU JUST SPREAD THE GRANULES AND WATER IT IN. i USE TRIFEXIS ON MY DOGS FOR FLEA AND HEARTWORM CONTROL. BUT YOU HAVE A WHITE FOOTED HERDING BREED DOG AND SHOULD NEVER GIVE IT IVERMECTIN FOR HEART WORM PREVENTATIVE. tHERE ARE OTHER DRUGS YOU CAN USE SAFELY, ASK YOUR VET, OR DO A SEARCH ONLINE. nOW, i AM ALL ABOUT MAKING EVERY SINGLE PENNY SCREAM. HEARTWORM MEDS IN THE USA CAN ONLY BE GIVEN BY A VET AND THEY WANT TO DO A TEST EVERY YEAR ON YOUR DOG. THE PRICE IS ALSO HIGHER. i ORDER ALL OF MY FLEA AND HEARTWORM MEDICATIONS OUT OF AUSTRALIA THEY ARE CHEAPER AND THE EXACT SAME MEDICATION BY THE SAME COMPANIES, SOMETIMES THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT NAME THOUGH. IN AMERICA ITS TRIFEXIS, IN AUSTRALIA ITS CALLED PANORAMIS. SO, I HAVE A SMALL DOG. I SAVE SERIOUS MONEY BY ORDER THE MEDICATION FOR A DOG TWICE THE SIZE OF MY SMALL DOG. i THEN CUT THE PILLS IN HALF EACH MONTH. IT IS ONLY 5 DOLLARS MORE TO GET THE HIGHER DOSE MEDICATION , SO i GET 6 MONTHS OF MEDS FOR DANG NEAR NOTHING. i LEARNED THIS FROM A RESCUE i VOLUNTEER WITH. THE RESCUE AND MYSELF HAVE BEEN ORDERING FROM PETSUPPLIESNET.COM FOR YEARS. IT USUALLY TAKES 2 WEEKS TO ARRIVE ON THE EAST COAST OF AMERICA FROM TIME OF ORDER. SHIPPING IS CHEAP IN A BUBBLE MAILER.

I GOT AN HOUR OF EXERCISE IN THE POOL YESTERDAY, AND WAS WIPED OUT THE REST OF THE DAY. THANKFULLY i HAD ALREADY PREPARED DINER BEFORE i WENT. I MADE A SPINACH ARTICHOKE LASAGNE, CAME OUT GOOD FOR ABOUT 350 CALORIES FOR A GOOD SIZE PORTION. CHECK OUT THE SPARK RECIPIES, I ENTERED IT IN THE PUBLIC RECIPIES.

I GOT UP BRIGHT AND EARLY THIS MORNING AT 530. I WAS OUT OF THE HOUSE BY 630. I WAS THE SPEAKER THIS MORNING AT MY HUSBANDS WORK PLACE. THEY HAVE A SAFETY MEETING EVERY MONTH AND THIS MONTH IT WAS ON DRUNK DRIVING AND BUZZED DRIVING. I HOPE WHAT i HAD TO SAY A BOUT HOW MY LIFE CHANGED 20 YEARS AGO, AND HOW TOUGH IT CAN BE NOW WILL PERHAPS MAKE SOME OF THEM THINK BEFORE THEY DRINK EVEN A COUPLE OF BEERS AND GET BEHIND THE WHEEL. IT WAS ALSO NICE TO HAVE SON MANY OF THE CO WORKERS WHO ARE MUSLIM COME UP AFTER THE MEETING AND ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT LEAH, MY SERVICE DOG. i KNOW THERE ARE CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS REASONS THAT MOST OF THEM DONT HAVE OR DEAL WITH DOGS. MOST OF THEM WERE CURIOUS ABOUT HER, BUT ALSO RATHER NERVOUS. I MADE SURE THEY KNEW THAT SERVICE DOGS ARE CHOSEN FOR BEING VERY DOCILE AND WANTING TO PLEASE PEOPLE AND ARE NEVER EVER PROTECTION TRAINED.

i HAVE PT THIS AFTERNOON, AND ITS LEFT OVER LASAGNA AND SALAD FOR DINER. WHEW... BIG DAY, AND i STILL NEED TO CLEAN SOME OF THE HOUSE, THE CLUTTER MONSTER IS TAKING OVER, AND MY FLOORS NEED TO BE SWEPT AND MOPPED BADLY.. I THINK HUBBY WILL HAVE TO DO THEM FRIDAY, I JUST CANT RIGHT NOW

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OMA - YOU CAN ORDER AIDA CLOTH AT STITCHERSCLOSET.COM

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HI FRIENDS!
WELL, LILY IS REALLY GOING TO BE MAD AT ME. I GAVE HER THE BATH YESTERDAY B/C I NOTICED HER SCRATCHING AT HER EARS AND NECK. I ONLY HAD OATMEAL SHAMPOO AND IT IS HARD FOR ME TO BATHE HER IN THE TUB. WELL - THIS MORNING I SAW A FLEA ON HER! I WENT TO A NEW LITTLE PET STORE IN TOWN TO BUY SOME FLEA SHAMPOO - DREADING GETTING ON MY KNEES TO BATHE HER AGAIN - AND DISCOVERED THAT THEY DO BATHING AND GROOMING AT THE SHOP. I BIT THE BULLET AND AM PAYING THEM TO BATHE HER WITH FLEA SOAP AND GROOM HER FOR ME. POOR LILY - 2 BATHS IN 2 DAYS! I AM WAITING FOR THEM TO CALL SO I CAN GO GET HER. IF THEY GET RID OF THE BUGS I WILL BE TAKING HER IN FOR THEM TO GIVE HER A BATH WHENEVER I CAN AFFORD IT AS KNEELING TO BATHE HER HURTS MY KNEES AND I HAVE A HARD TIME LIFTING HER INTO THE TUB. SHE HADN'T HAD A BATH BEFORE YESTERDAY FOR A LONG TIME B/C OF THE DIFFICULTY. I TREATED THE CAT SO SHE SHOULD NOT PICK UP ANY BUGS - I DON'T THINK I HAVE ANY INFESTING THE HOUSE - I THINK LILY PICKED THEM UP BY GOING IN BACK OF THE GARAGE WHERE THERE ARE A BUNCH OF TALL WEEDS.
I PICKED A BUNCH OF TOMATOES AGAIN THIS MORNING - THE PLANTS ARE DEFINITELY SLOWING DOWN. I ALSO PICKED A HALF DOZEN HOT PEPPERS AND A SWEET PEPPER. I ALSO SEE THAT THE CHIVES ARE GOING TO BE READY IN A FEW DAYS AND THAT THE OKRA IS STARTING TO SET FRUIT. IT IS STILL VERY HOT, SO I AM NOT GOING OUT TO WEED OR PLANT A FEW FALL VEGGIES YET. SOON I WILL HAVE TO DIG OUT THE CARROTS.

LYNN - I SPENT A COUPLE OF HOURS BEFORE WORK YESTERDAY ONLINE TO ORDER ALL THE EMBROIDERY FLOSS AND AIDA CLOTH THAT I NEED TO MAKE CROSS STITCH CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS TO GIVE AS GIFTS THIS YEAR. I HAD TO GO THROUGH MY PATTERNS AND KEY IN THE CODES FOR ALL THE COLORS CALLED FOR IN THE PATTERN. THEN I WENT THROUGH THE LIST WITH MY FLOSS BOX IN MY LAP AND REMOVED THE CODES FOR COLORS I STILL HAVE. I ALSO ORDERED LITTLE ORNAMENTS WITH A SPACE IN THE MIDDLE FOR THE CROSS STITCH. ONCE THE SUPPLIES COME IN I WILL NEED TO FIND THE TIME TO WORK ON THEM! I AM ABOUT 2/3 FINISHED WITH THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL HANGING I STARTED EARLIER THIS MONTH.

SHERRY - OOO LILY IS GOING TO BE UPSET WITH ME...

MAC - GOOD FOR YOU - I HOPE YOUR MOM ENJOYS HAVING A CUP OF COFFEE OR A DRINK WHILE YOU DO YOUR GYM ROUTINE. I AGREE WITH YOU, I WISH SHE WOULD GO TO LUNCH CLUB WITH A FRIEND INSTEAD OF LEANING ON YOU. I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK, FROM YOUR DESCRIPTIONS, THAT SHE IS BECOMING CONFUSED AND IT MAKES HER FEARFUL AND SO SHE ACTS STUBBORN TO COVER THAT UP. BLESS YOU FOR BEING PATIENT AND FIRM WITH HER!

CEREBELLUM - THERE IS A WOMAN WHO WORKS AT THE CRAFT STORE WHO HAS ANOTHER JOB AT ONE OF THE BIG HARDWARE CHAIN STORES AT NIGHT. THEY DID THE SAME THING - CUT THE AIR AT NIGHT. THE NIGHT STOCKERS ALL COMPLAINED TO CORPORATE AND THREATENED TO WALK OFF THE JOB. THEN ONE OF THE COMPANY BIG WIGS CAME TO SCOLD THEM - BUT FOUND THAT THE TEMPERATURE IN THE STORE AT NIGHT WAS IN THE 90S! THE NEXT DAY A CORPORATE MEMO WENT OUT TO EVERY STORE IN THE CHAIN TELLING THEM TO KEEP THE AIR ON.

STARR - I KNOW SHOPPING IN THE HEAT CAN BE HARD. THE CRAFT STORE IS AIR CONDITIONED, BUT HAS BIG WINDOWS IN THE FRONT. LAST NIGHT WE COVERED THE WINDOWS WITH THE SHADES CLOSED, BUT IT WAS STILL PRETTY HOT IN THE STORE. I HAD A LOT OF NEW MERCHANDISE TO PUT OUT AND I WAS SWEATING AND VERY TIRED WHEN I GOT OFF. I WAS VERY LUCKY LAST NIGHT THAT THE MANAGER HELPED ME TIDY THE STORE AS I WAS HAVING TROUBLE WALKING BY THE END OF MY SHIFT.

WELL - HOPEFULLY THEY WILL CALL SOON SO I CAN GO GET MY LILY DOG!
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!
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MORNING EVERYONE. YESTERDAY WAS WILD. WE LEFT THE HOUSE AT 830 AND GOT BACK AT 3. WALKED THE WHOLE TWO FLOORS OF IKEA AFTER BREAKFAST THEN WE WENT TO WALMART AND AFTER THAT BIRTHE RAN INTO COSTCO WHILE LEN AND I SAT IN THE CAR AND THEN BIRTHE AND I DID THE DOLLAR STORE. NEXT WAS CO-OP WHICH LEN DID WHILE US GIRLS RESTED. BOY WAS I BEAT WHEN I GOT HOME. EVERY STEP WAS AGONY AND I COULD BARELY MOVE. LEN'S BACK IS STILL REALLY BOTHERING HIM BUT HE SEES THE DR NEXT TUESDAY. HE REFUSES TO GO TO THE WALK-IN CLINIC.
TODAY I AM WAITING FOR THE PAIN SPECIALIST TO CALL AND WILL GET A BUNCH OF STUFF ORGANIZED AND READY FOR THE THRIFT STORE. WE ARE HEADING OUT EARLY IN THE MORNING FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE AS MY GIRLFRIEND UP THERE NEEDS AIDA CLOTH FOR A PICTURE SHE IS DOING. SHE CUT IT TO SMALL AND WAS ALMOST IN TEARS WHEN SHE CALLED ME SO WE MANAGED TO FIND HER SOME. IT SURE IS HARD TO GET THESE DAYS.I ALSO HAVE 5 BAGS OF STUFF FOR THE THRIFT STORE UP THERE SO WILL GET IT ALL TOGETHER AS WELL AND GET IT OUT OF THE HOUSE. WE WILL HAVE LUNCH WITH HER THEN COME BACK HOME SO WILL BE A HARD DAY FOR ALL OF US WITH OUR SORE BACKS.

AM GOING TO CALL A FEW OTHER PLACES AND LEN SUGGESTED MAYBE JUST HAVE THE WINDOW REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE AND SEE IF THAT IS CHEAPER. WILL MAKE THOSE CALLS TODAY WHILE THEY ARE OUT AND SEE WHAT I COME UP WITH. MAY DECIDE TO JUST HAVE A CLOSED UNIT RATHER THAN ONE THAT OPENS.

WHEN MY SON MOVED IN THEY NEED TO MOVE A LOT OF FURNITURE DOWN STAIRS SO THEY BROUGHT MY SHELVING UNIT UP AND SAT IT IN THE KITCHEN AND OF COURSE EVERYTHING ELSE WAS SCATTERED ALL OVER I HAD BEEN ASKING TO GET IT ALL PUT BACK BUT NO LUCK SO THE OTHER DAY WAS TRYING TO GET MY GRABBER STICK AND HIT THE JAR OF HONEY GARLIC SAUCE AND SENT IT FLYING. WASN'T EVEN TRYING TO MAKE SOMETHING EXOTIC. SURE WAS FRUSTRATING.I STILL SEE SPOTS I MISSED.

HAVE TEN POUNDS OF BEETS I HAVE TO SHRED SO THAT I CAN MAKE MY BEET SOUP DURING THE WINTER. WILL BE A BUSY DAY FOR ME.

WELL SORRY I CAN'T STAY LONGER OR COMMENT ON ALL THE POSTS. DID READ THEM THOUGH. I AM GOING TO LOVE YOU AND LEAVE YOU. NOT SURE IF I WILL BE IN TOMORROW.

TAKE CARE.

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I HOPE EVERYTHING WILL LOOK GOOD ON YOUR X-RAY, ONICAM.

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

"RIP MY SWEETIE, I LOVE & MISS YOU." MARCH 3rd 2014


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I might be getting the X-ray today if not tomorrow and then I see the dr on Friday.

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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE,

WELL, IT IS WEDNESDAY. EVERY DAY THIS WEEK I HAVE FELT THAT IT SHOULD BE FRIDAY. NOT SURE WHY, BUT THAT IS THE WAY I FEEL. MAYBE BECAUSE EVERYDAY I'VE GOTTON UP OUT OF BED SINCE LAST THRUSDAY, I HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED, TIRED & SLEEPY. I AM HOPING THAT THIS WEEKEND I CAN GET "CAUGHT" BACK UP ON SLEEP A BIT.

WE WENT GROCERY SHOPPING YESTERDAY. IT WAS HOT & HUMID OUTSIDE & IN THE STORE. WAS WALKING FOR AN HOUR PUSHING A HEAVY SHOPPING CART AND THERE WAS A POINT THAT I THOUGH I WAS GOING TO PASS OUT FROM BEING SO HOT. I HAD TO FIND A PLACE AND SIT DOWN 3 TIMES.

I CAN'T REMEMBER IF I TOLD YOU ALL, BUT I GOT MY ANKLE BRACE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. DR. TOLD ME TO START OUT SLOW WEARING IT. SO I STARTED OUT WEARING IT ONLY 1 HOUR A DAY. NOW I AM UP TO WEARING IT A GOOD PORTION OF THE DAY. BUT IT HURTS. NOT IN THE SAME PLACE THAT WAS A PROBLEM.....IN A DIFFERENT PLACE & IT ALSO MAKES MY HEEL HURT!!

MY HOUSE LOOKS LIKE A TORNADO CAME THRU RIGHT NOW. EVERYTHING IS OUT OF PLACE, EVERY FLAT SURFACE HAS SOMETHING ON IT. MY LADY WHO SWEEPS & VACUUM'S THE FLOORS IS COMING TODAY. I USUALLY HAVE THE HOUSE PICKED UP AT LEAST A BIT, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TODAY. TOO TIRED. I HATE PEOPLE THINKING THAT I AM A SLOB. I'M NOT, JUST EXHAUSTED ALL THE TIME.

OUR OLDEST DD IS STILL WITH US, PROBABLY THRU NEXT MONDAY. HER POST-OP APPOINTMENT IS FRIDAY, WHEN SHE WILL GET THE WRAPPINGS FROM THE SURGERY TAKEN OFF AND A PLASTER CAST PUT ON. SHE WILL HAVE TO WEAR THE PLASTER CAST FOR AT LEAST 6 WEEKS, AND THEN A WALKING BOOT FOR AT LEAST 4 WEEKS. AND IF ALL HAS WORKED WELL WITH THIS PREVIOUS SURGERY, SHE WILL BE DOING PHYSICAL THERAPY TILL AT LEAST THE FIRST PART OF 2014.

I DON'T HARDLY EVER SEE ANYTHING OF MY BROTHER & SISTER-IN-LAW. BOTH OF THEM SLEEP ALL THRU THE NIGHT AND THEN THEY BOTH TAKE AT LEAST THREE 2 TO 3 HOURS NAPS EVERYDAY. NEITHER OF THEM ANSWER THEIR PHONE WHEN I CALL, SO I ASUME THAT THEY ARE SLEEPING. KIND OF HARD TO GO VISIT SOMEONE WHEN THEY ARE ALWAYS ASLEEP.

I'VE NOT BEEN TO MY CHIROPRACTOR OR TO MY WATER AEROBICS CLASS IN 2 WEEKS. BECAUSE ON THE ONLY TWO DAYS THAT I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO THINGS FOR ME, I'VE HAD TO DO OTHER THINGS. TAKE ONE OF DD'S TO DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS, GROCERY SHOPPING OR SOMETHING SUCH AS THAT. IT SURE WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD AFFORD TO GET MORE HOME HEALTH CARE FOR DH, BUT WE CAN'T.

OH WELL, THAT'S LIFE. DON'T WE ALL KNOW THAT!!

GOTTA GO GET DH OFF OF THE TOILET AND GIVE HIM HIS MORNING MEDICATIONS.

(((HUGS))) TO ALL OF YOU

HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

"RIP MY SWEETIE, I LOVE & MISS YOU." MARCH 3rd 2014


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MONIKA, THE WALKING IS NOW COMING ALONG FINE AND HOPEFULLY YIU WILL MAINTAIN THIS PROGRESS. HOPE IT CONTINUES FOR YOU.

CEREBELLUM, WITHR EGARDS TO TRISH; SHE IS NOT THE OLY ONE. SINCE THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT CAME TO POWER THEY HAVE BEEN FOCUSSED ON SAVING MONEY ANDONE OF THE WAYS IS TO TELL PEOPLE THEY ARE ABLE TOG O TO WORK WHEN THEY CANNOT. TIME AND AGAIN IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT THE SYSTEM IS WRONG AND IT WAS UNFORTUNATE THAT TRISH GOT A PANEL THAT CONSISTED OF TWO OF THE MOST JOBSWORTH PEOPLE. IN 86.5% OFCASES, SUCH DECISIONS ARE OVERTURNED, WHCIH SHOWS YOU JUST HOW BAD THE SYSTEM IS WORKING. IT WAS TRISH'S BAD LUCK TO GET THEPANL SHE DID.I MEAN, THEY HAVE EVEN TOLD PEOPLE WIOTH CANCER AND MS THAT THEY ARE FIT FOR WORK. THIS IS WHY I SUSPECT IT IS ALL ABOUT QUOTAS. THE GOVERNMENT AHS NOT DONE ITSELF ANY FAVOURS AND I RECKON THEY WILL BE VERY LUCKY IUF RE-ELECTED IN 2015. THE PROBLEM IS THAT BY THEN THEY WILL HAVE DONE SO MUCH DAMAGE TO THE COUNTRY AND WHOEVER GETS IN WILL HAVE THE UNLPEASANT TASK OF TRYING TO PUT THINGS RIGHT, WHCIH INEVITABLY WILL MEAN YET MORE HEARTACHE FOR THE PEOPLE, AND WHICH WILL MAKETHEM SO UNPOPULAR THATIT WILL ALL GO ROUND AGAIN. POLITICIANS! YOU JUST WISHF OR ONCE THAT YOU COULD GET A GOVERNMENT THAT WAS MORE INTERESTED IN GOVERNING THE COUNTRY FAIRLY THAN IN LINING THEIR OWN POCKETS AND GETTING THAT PENSION FRO THEMSELVES. AS FRO LOSS OF MUSCLE; I WAS SURPRISED BUT I CAN TESTIFY THAT IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS, WHILST I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO INCREASE MY ARM MUSCLES, MY LEGS ARE STILL SUFFERING SOME MUSCLE MASS LOSSAND IT WILL TAKE A LOT MORE HARD WORK YET TO GET IT ALL ABCK AGAIN. AS YOU SAY, MAYBE NEVER. YOUR FRIEND WHO IS 90 DOES NOT STAND MUCH CHANCE I'M AFRAID,A LTHOUGH IT SHOULD NOT HOLD HIM BACK FROM TRYING. EVEN WITH THE LOSS OF MUSCLE, THE LEGS CAN STILL GET STRONGER AND BE ABLE TO SUPPORT HIM BETTER. SO SO NOT LET HIM GIVE UP JYST BECAUSE OIF HIS AGE. 12 MONTHS AGO I WAS STILL RELIANT HEAVILY ON MY WHEELCHAIRWHEREAS NOW I ONKLY USE IT ON THE ODD OCCASION SUCH AS IF THERE IS A LONG DIOSTANCE INVOLVED OR I GO SHOPPING. THERE IS STILL A WAY FRO ME TOG O, BUT I DO NOT THINK OF IT ONTHOSE TERMS NOW. I THINK OF WHAT I CAN DO NOW INSTEAD, AND THAT IS WHAT YOUR FRIEND NEEDS TO FOCUS ON.

OK FOLKS, THAT IS IT FOR TODAY. WILL CATCH YOU AGAIN TOMORROW. HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING.

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ONICAM-I AM THRILLED FOR YOU. THATS GOOD PROGRESS. KEEP GOING.

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HI EVERYONE!

MAC- I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH HARDER IT IS TO GET LEG MUSCLES BACK THAN ARM MUSCLES. I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS MY BODY BUT I GUESS NOT. I HAVE A FRIEND THAT NEEDS BACK SURGERY. IT IS SO BAD NOW, THAT HE IS IN A CHAIR. I WAS THINKING IT IS GOING TO TAKE AWHILE FOR HIM TO GET BACK TO NORMAL. HE IS 90, SO MAYBE NEVER! I STILL CAN'T FOR THE LIFE OF ME UNDERSTAND HOW THEY COULD EXPECT TRISH TO WORK!

LHOHLER I HAVE JUST STOPPED DRIVING WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS AND I AM GOING TO SELL MY CAR. MY MOTHER IS IN BETTER SHAPE THAN BOTH HER KIDS! MY BROTHER IS IN A WHEELCHAIR, AND I USE A WALKER SO NEITHER OF US COULD CARE FOR HER, SO IT'S A GOOD THING SHE IS.

CORGIMOM- THE SCHOOLS HERE HAVE AC NOW, BUT THEY DIDN'T WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL OF COURSE. I HAVE A FRIEND THAT IS A JANITOR (NOW THEY CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE) FOR THE SCHOOLS AND AFTER A CERTAIN TIME THEY TURN THE A/C OFF, SO THE NIGHT SHIFT HAS TO DO ALL THEIR CLEANING IN THE HEAT! I HAVE HEARD THAT WE ARE TO HAVE A COLD WINTER ALSO. I HOPE THEY ARE WRONG AGAIN!

WISPY-I DON'T DRIVE ANYLONGER, AND SOMEONE ( MAC I THINK) SUGGESTED THAT I TRY AND GO OUT ALONE. MY DRIVE IS 175 FEET AND CAN'T GET ACCESS (KIND OF LIKE A TAXI) TO COME DOWN IT. SOMEONE SUGGESTED I GET A GOLF CART TO TAKE ME UP TO THE ROAD. GOLF CARTS ARE THE CARTS THAT MEN TAKE FROM HOLE TO HOLE WITH THEIR BAGS WHEN THEY ARE GOLFING. THEY ARE USUALLY ELECTRIC I THINK.

LINDA- I THINK THE GULF CART, WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA. I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HOW YOU WOULD GO ABOUT GETTING ONE, OR HOW MUCH THEY COST. I'M SURE THEY ARE EXPENSIVE, MAYBE I WOULD BE BETTER OFF JUST GETTING AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER! EITHER WAY THOUGH, I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO USE IT IN THE WINTER. I GUESS I COULD JUST LEAVE WHATEVER AT THE TOP OF THE DRIVE, BUT I WOULD BE WORRIED THAT SOMEONE WOULD STEAL IT. YOU HEAR ABOUT THAT ON THE NEWS ALL THE TIME, EVEN THOUGH IF YOU DIDN'T NEED IT WHY WOULD YOU WANT IT?

CANDICE- CONGRATULATIONS ! YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD BE VERY PLEASED WITH YOU!

SHERRY- IT SEEMS THAT OTHERS FROM THE SAME COMPANY HAVE TROUBLE GETTING PAID ALSO. THE AID I HAD BEFORE JAWANNA HAD TROUBLE, AND A CO-WORKER WAS STAYING WITH JAWANNA AND THEY HAD TROUBLE GETTING PAID ALSO. I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T BLAME HER! IF IT WERE ME, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN GONE LONG AGO!

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I have been discharged with PT for the home visits. I have been walking without the cruch with her and holding on the piano and also went down the basement. We walked in the grass and up and down the curb.

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GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

A GOODDAY TODAY, ALTHOUGH I AM FEELING A LITTLE MUSCLE SORE AFTER MY GYM SESSION OF YESTERDAY. NOW I KNOW WHY I AM BEING LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM TIME, LOL. HAVEN'T REALLY HAD THIS BEFORE SO IT IS A NEW EXPERIENCE AND ONE WHICH WILL FADE OVER TIME THE MORE I DO THE EXERCISES.

WENT TO LUNCH CLUB MYSELF TODAY AS THE GIRLS ALL HAD HAIR APPOINTMENTS. IT WAS A MEAL MUM WOULD HAVE PROBABLY ATE AS WELL; MINCE, TATTIES AND DOUGHBOYS WITH CABBAGE, (GROUND BEEF, DUMPLING AND MASHED POTATO), FOLLOWED BY APPLE PIE AND CUSTARD. I DID INDULGE AS I HAVE BEEN GOOD ALL WEEK AND BESIDES, THE PORTIONS ARE NOT THAT BIG AS THEY ARE GEARED TOWARDS OAP SIZE MEALS, SO I DID NOT GO OVER THE TOP. BACK ON TRACK TOMORROW WITH A HOME MADE MEAT PIE, ALTHOUGH I WILL PROBABLY SCRAPE AWAY THE PASTRY AND JUST EAT THE FILLING. I HAVE ONLY PUT A PASTRY TOP ON IT ANYWAY, AND THAT IS FOR MUM'S BENEFIT SO THAT SHE GETS THE CALORIES. BEING OUT ALL DAY TOMORROW DEFINITELY MEANS THAT I CANNOT TRUST EHR TO GET HERSELF ANYTHING TO EAT. BOTH MARY AND TRISH ARE ALSO OUT ON A WEDNESDAY SO MUM IS ON HER OWN. THUS I WILL HAVE TO COMPENSATE WHWEN I GET ABCK FROM THE GYM.

I DID LET OUR SECRETARY KNOW THAT NEXT WEEK WILL BE MY LAST AT THE LUNCH CLUB UNTIL AT LEAST NEXT YEAR AND I EXPLAINED WHY. SHE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT I HAD ON THAT MEANT I WOULD HAVE TO GIVE THE CLUB UP FOR A WHILE. I DID TELL HER A COUPLE OF THINGS BUT NOT EVERYTHING OF COURSE. BEING IN HER SITUATION I WOULD HAVE A LOAD OF SPARE TIME ON MY HANDS AS SHE HAS HER CHILDREN NEAR TO HER AND LIVES A PRIVILEGED LIFE. SHE HAS ENOUGH MONEY TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR WHATEVER SHE NEEDS DOING, SO I WAS NOT GOING TO APPRAISE HER OF THE SITUATION WHEREBY SOME OF US HAVE TO GET JOBS DONE THROUGH OUR OWN EFFORTS AND IN OUR OWN TIME, AND THAT SOME OF US DO NOT HAVE SUCH A THING AS SPARE TIME IN WHICH TO INDULGE OURSELVES. DON'T GET ME WRONG. SHE IS A LOVELY WOMAN AND HAS DONE ONE HECK OF A JOB WITH BOTH THE LUNCH CLUB AND THE CHURCH, BUT REALLY, THESE DAYS I DO WONDER AT TIMES IF SHE IS LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD.

ANYHOW, IT IS DONE AND DUSTED SO AFTER THE CAMP I WILL HAVE ANOTHER DAY AT MY DISPOSAL IN WHICH TO GET STUFF DONE. I DO TAKE A SUNDAY OFF AND DO NOTHING EXCEPT GO TO CHURCH AND I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT THAT WAY IF I CAN,SO THIS EXTRA WEEKDAY WILL BE REALLY USEFUL FOR ME.

OTHER THAN THAT MARY ALSO WENT SHOPPING AND GOT MOST OF THE FOOD I NEED FOR NEXT WEEK AND ALSO THE WEEKLY GROCERY SHOP. JUST A LITTLE LEFT TO GET NOW AND I AM SORTED. THE KITCHEN LOOKS QUITE FULL THOUGH AND THE SPACE HAS BEEN ERODED SOMEWHAT, BUT STILL, IT WILL SOON BE GONE.

CANDICE, FIRST OF ALL emoticon ON THE WEIGHT LOSS. ALSO IT IS EXCELLENT NEWS THAT FINALLY YOU ARE STARTING TO FEEL STRONGER AND THAT THE FEVER HAS DISSIPATED. I FOUND IT QUITE AMUSING WHEN I TOLD OUR PRACTICE DIETICIAN ABOUT SPARK. SHE WAS QUITE TAKEN WITH SUCH A SIT. WHETHER SHE INVESTIGATED IT OR NOT I DO NOT KNOW, BUT SHE WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE RESULTS WHEN SHE SAW ME. MOST CLINICIANS DO NOT THINK ABOUT LIFESTYLE CHANGES BUT RATHER IN TERMS OF DIETING ALONE, SO ARE TAKEN ABACK SOMEWHAT WHEN YOU DO EXPLAIN IT TO THEM. AS FOR THE E-READER, WE DO NOT GET THOSE IN THE UK, OR AT LEAST I HAVE NEVER SEEN OR HEARD OF THEM HERE ALTHOUGH I HAVE A FEELING THAT NOBLE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY AND THAT THEY DO OPERATE IN THEUK INSOME FORM OR OTHER. I SAY THIS BECASUE I HAVE HEARD OF THEM BUT JUST CANNOT PLACE WHERE. THE PRICE IS ABOUT RIGHT THOUGH FRO AN E-READER AND THAT IS AROUND WHAT I WOULD BELOOKING TO PAY, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE CHEAPER ONES ONT HE MARKET, BUT I AM NOT SURE OF THEIR QUALITY AND WOULD LIKE ONETHAT I CAN RELY ON. ACTUALLY, I CAN SEE THAT BEING A FORTHCOMING CHRISTMAS PRESENT, LOL.

OMA, GLAD YOU HAD AN ENJOYABLE DAY. THOSE FAMER'S MARKETS ARE WONDERFUL TO GO AROUND AND IT IS A SHAME WEDO NOT HAVE MORE OF THEM IN OUR LOCALALITY. FRESH PRIDUCE AT REASONABLE PRICS,WHICH IS SOMETHING EVENT HE SUPERMARKETS CANNOT COMPETE WITH. GOOD LUCK WITH THE REPLACEMENT WINDOW AND A LOT OF LUCK GETTING THAT KITCHEN FLOOR CLEANED PROPERLY AND ALL THE STICKINESS AWAY. NOT AN EASY TASK AND YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO WASH THE BOTTOMS OF YOUR SLIPPERS A COUPLE OF TIMES AS WELL. RATHER YOU THAN ME AND I DO NOT ENVY YOU.

LINDA, THANK YOU AND YES, THE BACK IS BETTER AND TRISH IS JUST GETTING ON WITH THINGS. I HEAR YOU ON THE EXERCISE REGIMEN AND I THINK IT IS WHAT YOU GET USED TO AND COMFORTABLE WITH. I HAD AN OPTION TO GO TO ANOTHER GYM BUT I JUST DID NOT FEEL RIGHT IN THE PLACE, HENCE THE EXTRA DAY AT THE PLACE I AM USED TO AND WITH THE STAFF WHOM I KNOW AND WHO KNOW ME.GOOD LUCK WITH THE WEDDING PREPARATIONS.

MONICA, ANXIETY IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL THING AND THERE IS NOBODY OTHER THAN A PSYCHOLOGIST THAT CAN REALLY HELP YOU WITH CONTROLLING IT. WE ALL GO THROUGH ANXIETYAT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, BUT WE HAVE LEARNT HOW TO GET OVER IT AND TO CONTROL IT OURSELVES. YOU CANNOT SEEMT O B ABLE TO DO THIS SO IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUTO SEE SOMEONE WITH A PSCHOLOGICAL BACKGROUND IN ORDER TO LEARN HOW NOT TO GET WORKED UP ALL OF THE TIME AND AT THE SLIGHTEST THING. IT IS POSSIBLE BUT YOU CANNOT DO THIS JUST PART TIME OR THROUGH THE INTERNET. IT CAN ONLY BE DONE THROUGH FACE TO FACE SESSIONS.

CORGIMARY, I REMEMBER TRYING TO GIVE LUCKY BATHS. IN THE END WE HAD TO TAKE HIM OUTSIDE AND USE THE GARDEN HOSE AS HE WOULD NOT LET YOU GET ANYWHERE NEAR HIM WITH SOAP. TO SHAMPOO HIM WE GOT SOME STUFF WHICH YOU PUT ON DRY AND THEN BRUSH OUT. I KEPT WELL AWAY AND LET TRISH DO IT AS SHE WOULD COME IN AS WET AS THE DOG, LOL. UNFORTUNATELY, MY OTHER DOES NOT NOTICE ANYTHNG WHEN WE ARE OUT. SHE OCCASIONALLY SPOTS THE ODD ITEM OF INTEREST, BUT WE CAN TAKE HER TO THE SAME PLACE OVER AND AGAIN AND SHE WILL SWEAR BLIND THAT SHE HAS NEVER BEEN THE ROUTE BEFORE. IF SHE WAS EVER CALLED AS A WITNESS TO SOMETHNG SHE WOULD BE HOPELESS, AND SHE ADMITS IT, AND AS FOR A SENSE OF DIRECTION, WLL FORGET IT!IT IS WHY I AM HAPPY SHE IS GONG TO TRY COMING WITH ME TO THE GYM AND THEN DOWN THE TOWN AFTERWARDS ON A MONDAY. IT WILL NOT BE MUCH BUT IT WILL GET HER OUT AND DOING SOMETHING. IT SI THE BIG DOWNSIDE TO ME NOT GOING TO THE LUNCH CLUB AFTER NEXT WEEK AS SHE WILL NOT GO IF I DON'T GO DESPITE THE FACT THAT SHE NOW KNOWS EVERYONE THEREAND COULD EASILY GO BY HERSELF AS OUR FRIEND WOULD PICK HER UP AND BRING HER HOME AFTERWARDS. WE WILL PLAY THINGS BY EAR AND SEE HOW THEY GO. LIKE YOU, I USE ANY TIME LLIKE THAT TO THINK AND WORK OUT STUFF THAT IS GOING THROUGH MY HEAD, PLUS, IF I AM IN A PARTICULAR BEAUTIFUL AREA THEN I ALSO TAKE TIME TO WONDER AT MOTHER NATURE AND THE BEAUTY OF HER SPLEANDOUR. MU JUST CANNOT ALWAYS SEE THIS AND IT IS SUCH A SHAME.

LYNN, IT IS GOOD THAT YOUR CALORIE INTAKE IS GETTING THERE AND 900 IS ENOUGH TO HELP YOU HEAL AND NOT TOO FAR AWAY FROM WHAT YOU SHOULD BE INGESTING ANYWAY. YOUR PROGRESS IS GOOD NEWS INDEED. UBFORTUNATELY, MY MOTHER DOES NOT SEETHINGS THE SAME WAY AS YOU OR I OR, INDEED, HER SISTER, AND THINKS THAT UNLESS THERE IS APURPOSE TO SOMETHING THEN IT IS A WASTE OF TIME. SHE CANNOT GET INTOT HE MINDSET THAT GOING FOR A WALK HAS A DEFINITIVE PURPOSE AND THAT IS TO KEEP HER MUSCLES STRONG AND HEALTHY AND TO KEEP HER ACTIVE. WITH MUM THIS JUST DOES NOT COMPUTE. AS FOR GARDENING; FORGET IT. DAD ALWAYS DID TH GARDEN WHEREAS MUM WAS THE INDDOR GROWER, AND STILL IS. SHE WOULD SOONER HAVE A PAVED AREAATEHR THAN A PROPER GARDEN,A ND I AM NOT GOING TO LET THAT HAPPEN IF I CAN HLP IT. OH,THERE MAY COME A TIME WHEN I MAY HAVE TO CONSIDER THIS AS AN OPTION, BUT NOT WHILST I AM ABLE TO GET OUT AND DO A BIT. WHN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT MUSCLE LOSS THE OTHER DAY MUM TURNED AROUND AND SAID THAT HERLEGS WERE FAT AT THE TOP. I ASKED HERRTO PINCH HER SKIN,WHCIH SHE DULY DID, AND THEN I EXPLAINED TO HER THAT THIS WAS FLAB AND THATHER ACTUAL MUSCLES HAD LOST A LOT OF THEIR POWER THROUGH HER BEING SO SEDENTARY ALL OF THE WHILE. SHE FINALLY ADMITTED THAT SHE UNDERSTOOD BECAUSE MY BROTHER IS IN A WHEELCHAIR LIKE YOURSELF, AND HIS LEGS ARE REALLY THIN IN COMPARISON TO THE REST OF HIM. WE WILL SEE HOW IT GOES FOR THE SHORT TERM AND HOPEFULLY I CAN TURN IT INTO LONG TERM EXERCISE.

SHERRY, YES, IT IS WHAT WE ARE HOPING. THERE ARE A LOT OF POSITIVES TO BE GAINED IF WE TAKE IT SLOWLY AND GET MUM TO START ENJOYING A LITTLE STROLL EVERY NOW AND THEN, NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH IS GETTING HER BALANCE SORTED OUT AND HOPEFULLY A BIT OF AN APPETITE WORKED UP. ENJOY THE SHOPPING.

OK FOLKS, WILL BE BACK A LITTLE LATER ON, ALTHOUGH I DO WANT A RELATIVELY EARLY NIGHT TONIGHT. HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

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HELLO EVERYONE............. I'M JUST GETTING READY TO GO SHOPPING........ IT'S COOL AND RAINING......... SO I'M WEARING JEANS AND RUNNERS..... CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE HAVING WEATHER FROM ONE DAY OF REALLY HOT TO A REAL COOL DAY....... ANYWAYS I THOUGHT I WILL POST NOW CAUSE I ALREADY KNOW WE WILL BE BACK LATE........

WISPY.......... WELL IF YOU HAVE MY SUNSHINE I WANT IT BACK.... LOL....... GEE GIRL YOUR REALLY WALKING UP A STORM...... I HAVE MY PEDOMETER ON MY ANKLE AND I'M READY TO SEE WHAT KIND OF STEPS IT GIVES ME AFTER I'M DONE FOR THE DAY....... IT'S FUNNY YOUR BOUGHT UP THE CUCK...... I DID END UP GOING OUT TO GET IT........ IT WAS SO MUDDY I WAS SLIDING ALL OVER.... BY THE TIME I GOT INSIDE I WAS SOAKED....... BUT HEY I REALLY ENJOYED MY CUCUMBER.

CORGIMARY................ YOU DO HAVE SOME HOT WEATHER RIGHT NOW....... GOOD THING MOST PEOPLE HAVE A/C.......... WHEN I WAS A KID I NEVER HEARD OF SCHOOLS HAVING A/C.... I OFTEN WONDER HOW THEY PREDICT THE WEATHER TOO...... BUT MOST TIMES IT DON'T SOUND GOOD....... WHO WANTS A COLD COLD WINTER. LILY SOUNDS SO CUTE IN THE CORNER WITH HER SPIKY FUR GIVING YOU THE EYE....

CANDICE.............. IT'S GOOD TO HEAR YOUR STARTING TO GET SOME ENERGY BACK.... THAT'S ONE THING I HATE LOSING.... BUT DON'T BE TOO GUNG-HO AND START DOING TOO MUCH UNTIL YOUR TOTALLY BETTER....... GREAT NEWS THE DOC IS SO HAPPY WITH HOW YOUR DOING....... CONGRATS ON LOSING 5 OR 6 POUNDS.... AND WAY TO GO NOT SMOKING....... SOMETHING I NEED TO THINK ABOUT.

OMA.......... GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE FIREWORKS............ I'VE USED THAT HONEY GARLIC SAUCE...... AND IT'S JUST LIKE THE OLIVE OIL I DROPPED ON THE KITCHEN FLOOR...... WHAT A MESS TO CLEAN UP THAT'S FOR SURE..... WE USUALLY GET THE TRUCKS FROM B.C WITH FRESH VEGGIES AND FRUITS......... PEACHES AND CREAM CORN ON THE COB AND BIG FAT JUICY CHERRY'S...

LINDA.............. RAINY WEATHER ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL SO LAZY...... AND YES SLEEPY....... IT REMINDED ME OF A COLD WINTER DAY........... WE WERE SUPPOSE TO HAVE SUNSHINE AND WARMER TEMPS FOR TODAY...... BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN....

MONIKA................. GOOD GOING GETTING 86 ON YOUR HOMEWORK........ YOUR DOING A BIT MORE WALKING EACH DAY AND GETTING STRONGER....... GO FOR A WALK WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE BINGING......

MAC............ IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE ALL 3 OF YOU ON MOM WHEN SHE STARTS TRYING TO MAKE EXCUSES.... THE FRESH AIR AND A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE CAN DO WONDERS FOR ANYONE........ MAYBE ONCE SHE DOES START GETTING OUT SHE WILL START TO ENJOY IT AND WANT TO GO MORE OFTEN...... YOU CAN ONLY HOPE.....

OKAY WE'RE LEAVING.............. ENJOY YOUR DAY GANG...........

LYNN............. WE WERE POSTING AT THE SAME TIME AGAIN......... I'M HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR NOT OVER DOING IT....... THOSE LEMON CUCKS SOUND REALLY NEAT..... I WONDER IF I CAN GET THEM IN CANADA....... OR MAYBE OUR CLIMATE IS NOT WARM ENOUGH...... BY NOW YOUR CRAFT ROOM MUST BE FULL...... WITH YOU NOT BEING ABLE TO SELL ON EBAY FOR A WEEK OR SO...... BUT I'M SURE THAT WILL BE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY WHEN YOU FEEL BETTER.

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IT'S 2014..

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGH IN..... MARCH 4TH 2013.
148 LBS..
NOV/13...... 136 LBS.


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Hi Team,
Well it was a rough night, but a sunny morning always makes me feel better. I'm still not eating much as the antibiotic makes my mouth taste bitter, but am getting close to 900 calories a day, so enough nutrition to heal on I hope. I'm going to fiddle about in the craft room for a while and then head back to bed and elevate the leg. Boring!

Corgismom. . .glad we don't have your heat, I'm still running a degree or two of temp and feeling a bit energyless, so heat on top of that would be hard to take since we don't have any air conditioning! I'm always happy to have my kids come home for a while but confess I like the peace and quiet after they leave too. . .plus the sink has so many fewer dirty glasses LOL. They only come to visit for the occasional week or weekend now days. How many more years of college does your daughter have left?

Sherry. . .Dark and dank might be a nice change as long as it it only lasts a day or so. The lemon cukes are cute, round and yellow and lemon shaped with a light citrusy cucumber flavor, you should give them a try next year.

Mac. . .Yes, like your aunt my mom is always busy and I guess we need to remember this as we age. .activity helps keep you young and healthy! Was your mum ever a gardener?

Linda. . .congrats on continueing your workout even with being away from your favorite Curves. . .I did the calorie and carb cycling once and it did work for the week or so I did it but it was hard to accomplish when cooking for Nick too. Now that he is supposed to lose some weight due to his high sugars maybe I'll give it a try again. His doctor is talking about the Monterrey Mediterranian diet. . .we do some of it, like the healthy oils and lots of greens, but neither of us care for fish, and we both love good cheeses, which the diet wants you to eat very little of.

Candice. . .glad you are feeling better! Hopefully we will both be back to our energetic selves soon. I too am a craft supply hoarder, in fact I have a craft room made from an extra bedroom and stuffed full of supplies. . .I make altered books and collage art, plus some steampunk, so I collect a bit of everything. There is a goodwill outlet near me where every half and hour or so they roll out bins of stuff they don't send to the stores. All the local flea market/antique/ebay dealers are there all day, plus plenty of crafters as lots of papers and stamps and odd bits are always coming through. Plus I pick up a few things to sell on Ebay for spending money!

Cerebellum. . .I didn't realize you still had a car in your garage, somehow I thought you didn't drive any more. Isn't it kind of odd to see your mom more healthy and active then you are? It seems off to me sometimes when I spend time with her, but she has always been more energetic than I!

Steve. . .hope you are doing well and your back is feeling better.

Oma. . . We need new windows here too, just have the origingal 1950's single paned ones, but at a cost of about 1000 a window for double paned replacements we just haven't done it yet. And ours are all odd sizes, the big one in the living room is 9.5 feet long! Hope you have managed to de stick your floor, or your slippers!

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HELLO FRIENDS!
WELL - IT IS ALREADY TOO HOT TO GO OUT FOR A WALK AND IT IS ONLY 8 IN THE MORNING. THE SCHOOL YEAR JUST STARTED AND MANY SCHOOLS AROUND HERE ARE CLOSED IF THERE IS NO A/C IN THE BUILDING. IT IS A LATE AUGUST HEAT WAVE... HOPEFULLY IT WILL COOL DOWN NEXT WEEK AS THE WEATHER FORECASTERS SAY IT IS UNLIKELY TO BE MUCH COOLER THE REST OF THIS WEEK. I GUESS WE WILL HAVE TO REMEMBER THIS HEAT COME WINTER! THE FARMER'S ALMANAC PREDICTS A VERY COLD WINTER AHEAD - WONDER HOW THEY DO THEIR PREDICTIONS???
I SURPRISED LILY THIS MORNING. INSTEAD OF A WALK SHE GOT A BATH. NOT ONE OF HER FAVORITE THINGS TO DO! SHE IS LAYING OVER IN THE CORNER WITH HER FUR ALL SPIKY AND DAMP GIVING ME REPROACHFUL LOOKS. ONCE SHE IS A BIT DRIER I NEED TO BRUSH OUT HER FUR AND SHE WILL FEEL BETTER.
I DIDN'T GET A LOT OF WRITING DONE YESTERDAY - AFTER THE WEEKEND I HAD AT THE STORE I WAS JUST OUT OF ENERGY. I DID SOME LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING AND HAD AN AFTERNOON NAP. I AM READING A BOOK ABOUT DOC HOLLIDAY AND WYATT EARP - SO I ENJOYED READING FOR A WHILE. I DID NOT KNOW THAT DOC HAD TUBERCULOSIS. SO MUCH FOR THE WESTERN MOVIES PORTRAYING HIM AS A "STRONG SILENT TYPE." HE DIDN'T TALK MUCH BECAUSE HE WAS SO OFTEN OUT OF BREATH - NOT BECAUSE HE WAS A MOVIE CLICHE!

LYNN - I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A "LARK" AND GETTING UP EARLY HAS NEVER BOTHERED ME. BEING UP LATE AT NIGHT THOUGH... THAT'S TOUGH. IT IS ONE REASON WHY THE LATE SHIFTS AT WORK TEND TO WEAR ME OUT. I WOULD RATHER GET UP AT 5 THAN STAY UP TIL 11 - BUT THAT'S THE JOB. I AM SORT OF LOOKING FOR ANOTHER JOB WHERE THE LATE NIGHTS CAN BE ELIMINATED.

MAC - HOPE YOUR MOM CAN FIND SOMETHING SHE LIKES TO DO FOR A BIT OF EXERCISE. TO MOVE MORE EASILY SHE NEEDS TO PRACTICE MOVEMENT. I NEVER FIND MY WALKS "BORING" I USE THE TIME TO THINK AND TO PRAY. IT IS A KIND OF "MOVING MEDITATION" WHERE I TRY TO NOTICE THINGS ABOUT MY TOWN THAT I AM GRATEFUL FOR OR THAT SEEM TO NEED SPECIAL PRAYER. THIS WEEK I AM PRAYING FOR THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS RETURNING TO SCHOOL.

MONICA - emoticon ON WALKING TO THE FAMILY DOLLAR - AND GOOD FOR YOU TAKING THE BUS HOME! YOU CAN GET STRONGER!

CEREBELLUM - A CART TO HELP YOU GET TO THE END OF THE DRIVE MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA! MAYBE LOOK FOR ONE NEXT SPRING TO HELP YOU GET OUT AND ENJOY LIFE MORE.

SHERRY - YOU ARE HAVING DARK, RAINY DAYS AND WE ARE HAVING A HEAT WAVE.... GO FIGURE!

CANDICE - GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER. TELL LEAH TO GET HER FRISBEE READY!

OMA- O BOY, SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A REAL MESS TO CLEAN UP. I WOULD HAVE SAID BAD WORDS! WHAT WERE YOU GETTING READY TO FIX USING HONEY GARLIC SAUCE? IT SOUNDS YUMMY! BUT I GUESS I WOULDN'T WANT IT TO DECORATE MY KITCHEN! emoticon

LINDA - I LIKE TO TRAVEL - BUT I REALLY LIKE TO COME HOME TOO. I BET YOU ARE MISSING YOUR BEACHES!

WISPY - MY DAUGHTER IS BACK AT SCHOOL NOW SO I AM BACK TO LIVING ALONE TOO - NOT THAT I SAW HER VERY MUCH WHILE SHE WAS WORKING SO HARD THIS SUMMER. I HAVE TO CONFESS I AM ENJOYING HAVING MY BATHROOM TO MYSELF AGAIN THOUGH. SHE HAS SO MUCH HAIR AND MAKEUP STUFF OUT WHEN SHE IS HERE THAT I HARDLY HAVE A CORNER OF THE BATHROOM VANITY TO PUT DOWN MY TOOTHBRUSH WHEN SHE'S HOME! LOVE HER TO PIECES THOUGH AND WILL MISS HAVING HER HERE IN THE AFTERNOON EVERY SO OFTEN LIKE SHE WAS OVER THE SUMMER.
THAT'S ALL FOLKS!
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!
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I am having another anxiety issue again. It is a little after 8:30am and starting up. I have PT somewhere between 10 and noon. Right now the level is at a 5.

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Hi there all Ya'll as Steve says:)

LINDA - YES I HAVE TO SAY IT IS THE ONE THAT WORKS BEST FOR ME TOO. YOU ARE LOSING SO WELL. MINE IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT FROM YOURS - ALTHOUGH IN AMOUNTS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE. I AM MAINTAINING THOUGH. I WOULD LIKE TO START LOSING AGAIN AND AM SURE I COULD DO THIS IF I CUT BACK TO WHAT YOU ARE DOING. IT IS THE VARIETY THAT PLEASES ME MOST AS I CAN GET THE PROTEIN, FRUIT AND VEGES ON ALTERNATE DAYS.
THANKS FOR THINKING OF JAMES. I'M SURE HE WILL.

GOOD GOLLY OMA, 770 FOR A WINDOW THAT IS A LOT OF MULLAH JUST FOR A BIT OF GLASS. OUR HOUSE INSURANCE COVERS THAT OVER HERE.

OH CANDICE, SO PLEASED THINGS ARE LOOKING UP HEALTHWISE AND I AM HAPPY TO HEAR HOW THE DOC IS CHEERING YOU ON. MINE CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THAT I ACTUALLY WANT TO EAT TO HELP MY DIABETES BY EATING RIGHT AND LOSING WEIGHT AND NOW THAT I AM WALKING AS WELL- THINK HE WILL PROBABLY BE EVEN MORE IMPRESSED. :) THINGS CHANGED QUITE QUICKLY FOR ME WHEN I CHANGED MY EATING HABITS AND SHOWED UP IN THE BLOOD WORK. MY BLOOD PRESSURE CAME DOWN AND ALSO THE DIABETES COUNT. CHOLESTROL WAS LOWER AS WELL. LOVE NOT HAVING TO TAKE SO MANY MEDS. THE BP STUFF JUST REALLY KNOCKED SIDEWAYS.

MAC - SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR TROUBLE IN HELPING TRISH UP. BEEN READING A LOT ABOUT ELECTROLIGHTS LATELY. MUST CHECK UP WHAT HAS THEM NOW THAT I AM WALKING DAILY. HOPE THE GYM WORKS OUT WELL FOR YOU AGAIN. DOES LUCOZADE HAVE SUGAR IN IT. I DO RECALL MY MOTHER TAKING IT 50 YEARS AGO. SO IT SURE HAS BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME - OR AM I MISTAKEN PERHAPS. I KNOW SHE ALWAYS DRANK A LOT OF BARLEY WATER - NOT SURE WHAT THAT WAS FOR.
I WAS MISSING YOU OVER THE WEEKEND, PLEASED YOU ARE BACK ON AND ABLE TO TYPE AGAIN.
I'LL COME WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO TO CORNWALL - LOVE TO VISIT THERE AGAIN.

MONICA 86% ON YOUR HOMEWORK IS JUST GREAT. WAY TO GO MY FRIEND.

SHERRE I HAVE YOUR SUNSHINE TODAY, BUT ITS JUST NICE AND WARM. SO HAPPY WITH THE WALKING. I DID A MILE AND A QUARTER TODAY AND IT TOOK 28 MINS. FIRST TIME I HAVE TIMED MYSELF. ONE LEG IS NOT REALLY HAPPY, THE OTHER IS GREAT... BUT THE ACTUAL WALK DOES NOT SEEM TO MAKE IT WORSE - THE PAIN STOPS AS SOON AS I STOP WALKING, UNLIKE THE EXERCISES WHICH WERE BAD WHEN I STOPPED AND PAINLESS WHILE I WAS DOING THEM. ENJOY YOUR CUCUMBER. I HAVE MADE A SALMON AND CAULIFLOWER SALAD FOR LUNCH AND THERE IS SOME RASPBERRY MOUSSE LEFT OVER FROM DINNER LAST NIGHT. YUMEE

CEREBELLUM CAN YOU STILL DRIVE, OR DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO DRIVE YOU? WHAT ARE YOU THINKING OF DOING WITH THE GOLF CART. COME TO THAT WHAT IS A GOLD CART? LOL.

LYNN SO PLEASED THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME. THE 5LB LOSS IS A GOOD SIDE BENEFIT OF HOSPITAL FOOD - AND NOT FEELING VERY HUNGRY I GUESS. ITS THE CUCE SKIN THAT MAKES ME BURP, IM OK IF I PEEL THEM. DO LIKE THEM, ESPECIALLY PICKLED. YES IVE JUST DISCOVERED THE MONTHLY FEES. IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN.

CORGI GREAT GOING ON GETTING SUCH A GOOD SLEEP. I SELDOM SEE 5.45 UNLESS I HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE SPECIAL. EARLY FOR ME IS 9.00 BUT I OFTEN DONT WAKE UP UNTIL MUCH LATER. BUT THEN LIVING ALONE MY TIME IS MORE OR LESS MY OWN TO LIVE AS I PLEASE. I HAVE THE ALARM WHEN I NEED TO BE UP EARLY.

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I am struggling with calming down. I did binge today trying to get calm. My anxiety has been anywhere from a 2 up to an 8 all day.

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TODAY WAS MY LOW CAL DAY AND SINCE I DID EAT PLENTY OF PROTEIN I FEEL PRETTY WELL. I WORKED OUT TO A CARDIO DVD TODAY (TAE BO). I REALLY LIKE IT BECAUSE I CAN WORK OUT THE ENTIRE BODY. ONCE I GET BACK TO FLORIDA (10 DAYS UNTIL WE LEAVE) I WILL GET BACK TO CURVES. I MISS IT. I COULD GO TO A CLUB HERE IN OHIO, BUT WOULD RATHER JUST DO OTHER EXERCISE WHILE HERE.FINISHING UP TO THE LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS OF DAUGHTER'S WEDDING NEXT WEEK.

WISPY - GOOD FOR YOU ON THE CALORIE CYCLING. OUT OF ALL OF THE DIETS, THIS IS THE ONE THAT WORKS FOR ME. IT IS EASY FOR ME. THAT MAKES A LOT OF DIFFERENCE. I DID WEIGHT WATCHERS AND IT WORKED FOR ME (EXCEPT GAINING MY WEIGHT BACK). BUT I HAD TO COUNT POINTS OR WEIGH ITEMS. I PREFER SOMETHING EASIER. GOOD LUCK TO YOU FOR ALL OF THE DECISIONS YOU HAVE TO MAKE. HOPE JAMES FEELS BETTER SOON.

CORGIMOM - WOW, A BUSY WEEKEND AT WORK. GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU DID GET SOME REST TODAY.

SHERRY - I HOPE YOU HAVE BETTER WEATHER TOMORROW. WHEN IT IS RAINY AND VERY DARK, WELL, IT MAKES FOR A SLEEPY DAY AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED.

OMA - THE FOOD THAT YOU BOUGHT AT THE MARKET SOUND GOOD. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES. I HOPE THAT YOU FIND SOMEONE THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF THE WINDOW AT A LOWER PRICE.

MAC - SORRY THAT YOUR BACK WAS BOTHERING YOU. HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU AND TRISH.

CEREBELLUM - I AGREE THAT THE GOLF CART MAY BE A GOOD IDEA.

LYNN - CONGRATS ON THE 5 POUND WEIGHT LOSS. I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU ARE FEELING "BACK TO NORMAL" SOON. EVEN WHEN ILL, I DO NOT THINK I COULD KEEP HALF A CHOCOLATE BAR FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

CANDICE - HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE FEELING BETTER.

MONICA - HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

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HELLO BIRTHE LEN AND I WENT TO THE FARMERS MARKET YESTERDAY AND WE BOUGHT CORN FRESH BEANS AND CABBAGES AND A FLAT OF BLUEBERRIES OH AND BABY CARROTS.DID LOTS OF WALKING THERE. WENT TO THE FIREWORKS LAST NIGHT AND REALLY ENJOYED IT.

TODAY WE WORKED ON THE KITCHEN AND WE DID A GREAT JOB. I DROPPED A GLASS JAR OF HONEY GARLIC SAUCE ALL OVER THE FLOOR AND IT SPLATTERED EVERYWHERE. HAVE WASHED THE FLOOR TWICE BUT IT NEEDS TO BE WASHED AGAIN AS IT IS STILL STICKY OR MY SLIPPERS ARE.

WE HAD A QUOTE TO GET THE GLASS REPLACED IN THE FRONT WINDOW AND THEY TOLD US 770. MAY SEE WHAT IT WOULD COST TO GET THE WINDOW JUST REPLACED WITH ON THAT DOESN'T OPEN.THAT MAY BE CHEAPER

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I THINK I MIGHT LIVE AFTER ALL. FEVER HAS BROKEN AND i AM GETTING SOME ENERGY BACK. i GET TIRED FAST, BUT I AM GAINING ON IT. SAW MY FAMILY DOC TODAY, SHE WAS SO PROUD OF ME. i BROUGHT IN A PRINT OUT OF MY CALORIES, PROTEIN, CARBS ETC FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS. BY HER SCALES I AM DOWN 5 LBS. BY MY SCALES ITS 6. SHE HAD NO IDEA i WAS GOING TO DO A WHOLE LIFESTYLE CHANGE, AND DRAG MY HUSBAND WITH ME. SHE IS REALLY TICKLED WITH ME DOING THERAPY AND JOINING THE GYM. HER ONLY WORRY WAS ME DIPPING UNDER 1000 CALORIES FOR TOO MANY DAYS. BUT ONCE I EXPLAINED IT WAS BECAUSE I WAS SICK SHE WAS OK WITH THAT. GOT MY BLOOD DRAWN THIS MORNING AND WONDER WHAT MY A1C WILL BE THIS CYCLE. IT MAY NOT CHANGE MUCH THIS TIME BECAUSE i HAVE NOT CHANGED MY WICKED WAYS LONG ENOUGH FOR IT TO SHOW YET.

CORGIMOM-I WOULD GO BROKE WORKING IN A CRAFT STORE, I AM AN ADIMTTED CRAFT SUPPLY HOARDER. GLAD YOU GOT SOME REST TODAY

WETMAC- LOOKS LIKE SOME PROGRESS WITH MOM, AND NICE TO SEE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE VACATION. MY FAMILY HAS A LOT OF NOOK EREADERS. THE BASIC ONES LAST FOR A VERY LONG TIME ON A CHARGE. YOU CAN ALSO GET A GIZMO TO RECHARGE IN THE CAR IF YOU ARE TRAVELING. WE ALSO HAVE A NOOK COLOR AND THE HD ONE AS WELL. I CAN READ A COUPLE HOURS A DAY ON EITHER OF THOSE FOR A WEEK BEFORE THEY NEED A CHARGE. HUBBY GOT ME THE HD NOOK LAST MONTH AS A REWARD FOR NOT SMOKING, IT WAS 150 BUCKS. THEY ARE CHEAP BECAUSE BARNES AND NOBLE WILL NO LONGER BE MAKING THEM THEMSELVES AND ARE FARMING OUT THE WORK, SO THEY ARE BLOWING OUT THE OLD MODELS DIRT CHEAP. WE HAVE MY MOTHER IN LAWS, HUBBYS, MINE, AND MY SISTER IN LAWS ALL ON THE SAME ACCOUNT. MAKES IT NICE, IF I BUY A BOOK EVERYONE CAN READ IT. YOU CAN HAVE 5 ON ONE ACCOUNT. WE DOWNLOAD BOOKS FOR MY 95 YEAR OLD MOTHER IN LAW FROM THE LIBRARY ALL THE TIME. THEY CANT KEEP UP WITH DELIVERING FAST ENOUGH WITH THE BOOK MOBILE GUY. SHER HAS MASTERED IT EXCEPT FOR DOWNLOADING STUFF, WE DO THAT FOR HER. btw WE CARE FOR HER, SHE LIVES 3 DOORS DOWN FROM US.

i HAVE NOW FORGOTTEN WHAT i WANTED TO RESPOND TO EVERYONE ELSE, AND HAVE GROWN TIRED. I REALLY NEED TO MAKE A LIST BEFORE POSTING....

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MONICA, THAT IS CALLED BEING SENSIBLE. ONLY SO MUCH AT A TIME. REMEMBER WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS TOLD YOU ABOUT EVERYTHING. LITTLE STEPS AS THEY LEAD TO BIGGER ONES ULTIMATELY. KEEP IT UP AS YOU ARE DEFINITELY MAKING PROGRESS.

LYNN, YOU ARE FOING GOOD AND ARE BEING SENSIBLE. JUST WATCH WHAT YOU EAT WHEN YOU DO GET OFF THOSE ANTIBIOTICS. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE ACTING ASA FOOD INHIBITOR, AND ION A WAY THAT IS GOOD, ALTHOUGH 5-600 CALORIES PER DAY IS DEFINITELY NOT ENOUGH. STILL, YOU HAVE LOST 5LBS SO emoticon ON THAT. NOW YOU HAVE TO GET HOME AND OFF TH MEDS AND STILL MAINTAIN A LOSS, WHICH I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE THAT YOU WILL DO NOW THAT YOU HAVE STARTED. I HAVE TRIED TO USE ONE OF THE LADIES FROM THE LUNCH CLUB AS A ROLE MODEL FOR MUM. SHE IS 90 AND IS STILL DOING TREASURER FOR OUR SISTER CHURCH AND IS GARDENING AND SO ON. ACTAULLY, I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I WAS TOLD HER AGE AS SHE SIMPLY DOES NOT LOOK IT. I WOULD HAVE PUT HER IN HER 70's AT BEST AND EVEN MUM DIDN'T BELIEVE IT. MUM'S SISTER IS NOW IN HER 80'SAND ALSO FOESN'T LOOK IT ANDSHE AND EHR HUSBAND STILL GO GALAVANTING ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND I MEAN LITERALLY. THEY HAVE RECENTLY BEEN ON A COUPLE OF EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES AND L;AST YEAR THEY VISITED TURKEY AND HAVE ALSO BEEN TO LIBYA BEFORE THE TROUBLES, AND THEY SHOW NO SIGNS OF STOPPING. IT IS SUCH A PITY THAT MUM DOES NOT TAKE AFTER HER BUT THERE YOU ARE. WE CANNOT ALL BE THE SAME, BUT WE CAN ALL LISTEN AND LEARN INSTEAD OF ALWAYS THINKING WE ARE IN THE RIGHT. ACTUALLY I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT MY AUNT AND UNCLE BY MYSELF AS I KNOW THEY WOULD LOVE TO SHOW ME AROUND CORNWALL AS WOULD MY COUSIN AND HIS WIFE, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, IF I DID THAT I WOULD DEFINITELY BE IN THE DOGHOUSE WITH MUM, LOL. I DO WISH YOU WELL IN YOUR RECOVERY OF YOUR STRENGTH. YOU DEPEND ON YOUR UPPER BODY STRENGTH IN ORDER TO PUSH YOURSELF AROUND, SO BEING LAID UP WILL TEST THIS TI THE LIMIT. JUST HOPE YOU GET IT BACK QUICKLY. THE GOOD THING IS THAT I HAVE NOTICED THAT BUILDING ARM MUSCLE IS A DARNED SIGHT QUICKER THAN BUILDING LEG MUSCLE SO YOU SHOULD BE OK. THANKS FOR THE INFO ON THE KINDLE.

CEREBELLUM, YES, IT WAS THE BENDING AND LIFTING THAT DID IT I GUESS, BUT A COUPLE OF REST DAYS DID THE TRICK AND I WAS ABLE TO GO TOT HE GYM THIS AFTERNOON, WHICH I WAS THANKFUL FOR. I WAS OK TO DO THE EXERCISES THAT I DO ON A MONDAY AS I AM UNDER STRICT INSTRUCTIONS BY TH TRAINER NOT TO DO MORE THAN A CERTAIN AMOUNT. IF SHE WERE TO CATCH ME DONG ANY MORE THEN SHE WOULD SUSPEND ME FROM GOING. THE SAME ON A WEDNESDAY. I TOLD HER WHAT I WAS DOING ANDTHE ONLY WAY SHE WILL SANCTION IT IS IF I TAKE SOME LUCOZADE (OR SIMILAR) IN WITH ME AS THAT CONTAINS ELECTROLYTES TO HELP REPLENISH THE BODY'S NUTIRIENTS. NO SPORTS DRINK MEANS MY SESSION IS SEVERELY CURTAILED. I AM USUALLY AS STRICT WITH MYSELF ANYWAY, BUT IRTWAS JUST ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO PUT YOURSELF OUT, ALTHOUGH I DIDN OT RALISE WHAT I HAD DONE UNTIL I AWOKE ON SATURDAY MORNING. THERE IS NO WAY FOR TRISH TO FEEL GUILTY THOUGH. SHE HAS HELPED ME ENOUGHAND WE TEND TO WATCH OUT FOR EACH OTHER. RIGHT NOW IA M ABLE TO DO MORE THAN SHE CAN. WITH TRISH THINGS ARE SO BAD AT THE MOMENT THAT SHE IS NOT EVEN ABLE TO TAKE THE LID OF THE MAYONNAISE JAR BECAUSE IT HURTS HER TO TRY, SO I AM HAVING TO HLP WITH HER MEAL PREP AS WELL. IT IS WHAT MAKES ME SO MAD THAT THEY HAVE SAID SHE IS FIT TO WORK. NO SANE PERSON WOULD EVER EMPLOY HER AND SHE HAS LOST MONEY BECAUSE OF THE RULING. SHE AHS TO REMAIN LIKE THIS FOR SIX MONTHS AND THEN DO COMMUNITY SERVICE TO EARN HER JOBSEEKERS ALLOWANCE. WHAT I AM HOPING, AND IT IS SAD THAT I SHOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS, IS THAT WHILST SHE IS ON COMMUBITY PROJECTS, SOMNETHING HAPPENS TO HER.THAT BEING THE CASE THEN WE HAVE A DEFINITE COMPLAINT AGAINST THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNED WITH THE RULING AND CAN GO BACK AND SEEK RECOMPENSE.

SHERRY, IT WILL BE A FIGHT, BUT AT LEAST WE ARE ALL UNITED ON THIS ONE AGAINST HER, IF THAT IS THE RIGHT WORD, SO THAT IF SHE DOESNT START TO DO SOME EXERCISE THEN SHE WILL AHVE TH THREE OF US ON TO HER. THE THING IS THAT I AM ALSO HPOING THAT IFSHE DOES START DOING SOME GENTLE EXERCISE, AND ESPECIALLY IN THE FRESH AIR, THEN IT WILL HELP TO STIMULATE HER APPETITE, THUS KILLING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE. IOCULD NOT LET YOU KNOW ON SATURDAY AS I WAS NOT ABLE TO TYPE EVEN. IN FACT I DID NOT TOUCH THE COMPUTER DURING THE WHOLE WEEKEND, WHCIH IS DEFINITELY NOT LIKE ME, LOL. THANKS FOR THE INFO ON DOUG. I THINK HIS BOSS IS WONDERFUL WITH HIM AND I JUST HOPE THAT NOTHING ELSE IS HEARD SO THAT HE CAN CONTINUE HIS LIFE WITHOUT WORRY.

OK FOLKS, IT IS NOW 1130PM SO I AM OFF TO MY BED. I WISH YOU A LOVELY EVENING AND I WILL CATCH UP AGAIN TOMORROW.

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I have been working on my homework and fell asleep earlier. My sleep was a mess for several days. I received an 86 on the homework that I submitted. I am also with computer issues again. I have PT tomorrow.

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