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Thanks for the good wishes, Ang; and quit beating yourself up!! emoticon

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Jackie darling! I beat myself to a pulp with all my activity yesterday. For some reason I have a problem delegating my "things to do" throughout the week. Seems like I have to do it all today because maybe there won't be a tomorrow. I know there will be, but my brain doesn't think like that in the middle of it all. So I did so much yesterday that I hurt today.

I think I am going to be a party pooper and just hit the pool today and maybe walk 2 miles later on tonight. I honestly don't think I can contemplate hitting the nautilus and lifting weights. LOL

Hope your hand is well enough to get in and at least float... even it you have to bag your hand and seal it witch duct tape - it's what always got me through my showers with my broken leg.

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Hi Ang, it sounds like you might have to brush up on your baby sitting skills. I am glad that you are there for her and Evin. PPD scares me also. Its great that you are able to get your swims in, that is also my favorite exercise. I have not been able to swim for about a month due to hand surgery. However, I think that it has finally healed enough that I might try to get in the pool tomorrow. emoticon

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Oh Jackie, I adore you! I know I have not been here in the past 10 days, but I have been insanely busy with my workout schedule which take me about 4 hours to complete. And my BFF just had her baby Wednesday and is now at home and freaking out a small bit. She has never been a "baby" person, but I think her freaking out at 10am is a sign that she needs support. But she also wants to bond with young Evan. I told her that I only had to sit there and have a normal conversation with her so she isn't so alone while her hubby tries to sleep through the day.

I am terrified that she will have PPD, which is very scary for me. Her mother has passed and all of our friends have kids, but she has never been a "oh, let me clean that snotty nose for you" kind of person around kids and I have a feeling she is going to think she made a mistake having the baby. she sent me a text this morning and said she had no idea how difficult/different this was from what she expected. Her exact words! Poor woman.

But I am in the light and trying to enjoy life a little bit. At the end of my swim every day, which I finally got around to using the free pool at my BFF's dad's house (a mile from my house!), I float on my back and concentrate on my breathing and keeping my abs up to the top of the water with my knees and head - like a water "plank" I guess you could call it. But I look up into the ancient oak trees and just look at their very cool, gnarled branches and think, "This is as good as it gets right now, so enjoy this moment". And it calms me.

Hugs to you all, and I hope you can find something that makes you smile at the end of the day. Peace, Love, and bunches of hugs, Angela

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Hi Ang, its great to have you back!!! Whether you gain, lose, or maintain; you should always love yourself, just like we love you. Your weight is not what makes you special. You do things to inspire us daily and even give us a few good laughs. I consider myself very fortunate to have you as a friend. emoticon

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I'm back for good. I was trying to keep the Overcoming Procrastination team running, but there is no more team leader and I am not stepping up to catch that ball. I am going to let that one roll right past me. I have learned that it isn't my responsibility to take care of everything, so I am stepping away into the shadows and coming back into the light here.

So I have been struggling with Depression again, but it's more that the people around me were bringing me down. So I took a step back. I tried to help, but I can't help everyone, and I know that now. So, once again, I took a step back.

Those steps back put me back inside myself again and I realized that I had been letting my own self get bogged down with other issues that aren't mine. Sound familiar to anyone? So I made a major breakthrough this week and decided to take stock of myself and see where I stand with ME. And I realized that I do love myself. It's been years since I could say that. I am okay with my current weight and won't try to kill myself to lose more if I can't. I will remain healthy and eat healthily & will continue to work out daily.

I am in love with me, and right now, I count. So I am back here for my therapy. I have missed this team and the support, so I am back to shake things up and ROCK again.

Hugs to you all - whether you want them or not - it's THERAPEUTIC!
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Where are you guys??? I miss y'all emoticon

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Good Morning Team!!! It is back to work for me today after the long holiday weekend. I hope my office is not swamped with things needing immediate attention. Lets all have a productive and healthy Monday!! emoticon

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Its Saturday, I hope everyone has a great one!! emoticon

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Good Morning, I wish everyone a safe and happy 4th!! emoticon

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Welcome back Plantago!!! You have been greatly missed!! emoticon

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Ha! It's me, your friendly neighborhood Frog LOL
Sorry for being away for such a long time and lots of hugs to everyone :)

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Good Morning Team!!! I wish you all a wonderful day!!! emoticon

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Hi Ang, I wish I could. That sounds great. Why don't you put on some feel good music and dance. You can stay where it is cool and still get in a great work out. You know that you will feel better afterwards. Since you have the house to yourself, you can even run through it naked, screaming at the top of your lungs if you want. lol

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I haven't been here to purge in a while, but it looks like I will be stopping by more often as I notice the signs of a depression creeping in.

Is it considered procrastination if you are the subject of a rain delay? I went out yesterday and bought solar lights because my mother confirmed my fears that the lights leftover from the garage sale are in a random bin at the VERY BACK of the garage, which is where we are storing all of our garage sale items until our October sale where we hope to sell all the Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations (they are all brand new Home Interiors(tm) decorations and I cannot believe they didn't sell. I even got some for myself and we are overrun with decorations!) I was going to string the Christmas lights all the way around the back yard so I can walk at night - that is now my backup plan. Anyway, I set the solar lights on my truck to charge up so I could check them or take them back. Walgreens had them for $2/light, so I wasn't sure how well they would work anyway. But, all of my solar lights worked when I checked them last night, but I think I left them sitting on the hood of my truck, which means the cardboard box is mush by now and it's raining again. Oops. And since it rained I didn't make it for the second trek of my walk, so I only logged 2 miles yesterday. Oh well, I am proud for just getting that in!

I'm falling into that deep black hole that follows me around (like that commercial for Abilify? I love that imagery of the dark hold following her around and wrapping over her entire body like a robe.) So I feel like jumping into it and staying gone for a bit. This happens to me about every 6 months. And I think it started when I gained 10 pounds back of the 60 I lost... I am back down to only having gained 8 now as I am on my salad kick again. I am losing about a pound a day by restraining my eating. When I got sick, it was hard to eat salad because it really hurt my throat and the things that felt good were all bad: homemade blueberry pie, lemon bars, ice cream, kettle corn, chips, licorice... You get the point. It was Father's Day and we went all out to make Daddy happy.

The second part, and I am really not comfortable sharing this but I am stepping out of my comfort zone here, is that when no one is here in the house and I am not accountable to anyone, I prefer to lay around and ignore regular meal times, laze about writing or thinking, doing some creative financing, or even just sleeping. There is no one to spur me into motion and while I enjoy the downtime, I think this is a bad time to be "down". After being sick for a month, I have fallen out of my routine and it's so hard to start back.

So the solar lights stayed where they are and rather than getting up this morning and walking, I laid in bed, ignored my father's phone call from NY, and went back to bed until noon. This is how I know I am slipping. I just need to put on a good pair of shoes so I don't keep slipping!

I am a sloth. But I am strong. I am not giving up but definitely giving in (a little), but I am slowly working myself back up to getting on with the show. The heat is massively oppressive, and that does not help, but I have to get back out there and get used to it again in order to overcome. Right? Can someone just drop by here and kick me in my arse at 6:30am and cattle prod me until I get out the door and get 4 miles out of my butt? Anyone want a HOT vacation in Florida? I have 2 spare rooms, a pool table, a pool just down the road in the FABULOUS back yard of my surrogate father, and all the heat and green grass you could want? And the house is empty until the first week of July... any takers? LOL

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Blessings everyone!!

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Does being busy help?

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Thank you Plantago... HUGS back to you! and I've been thinking about and praying for you also.

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Lynn-been thinking about you! Sending you lots of gentle hugs. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A lot has been going on with everyone...
Plantago congratulations on DS's success at the Kentucky Derby (that is a great experience) and I am sure everything you bake is wonderful!

I am still on a no exercise (nor jarring movements to the back), no reaching for things, no bending beyond 70 degrees, etc at nauseum.
Life is still exhausting and I am really really aware of the lack of sleep and it's stress on my body. I am still waiting on a conclusive diagnosis about the pain in my back... but out of it has come a lot of other appointments with other specialists that have uncovered more "mysteries". So i am frustrated and I can't go out and do a stretch in the pool (but that is coming).
One of my favorite people in the world is coming to spend a week with me in July. I am so excited! It is giving me something to look forward to and plan for. We have spend a few weekends together already this year, but an entire week- we'll have a blast, even if all we do is sit around and watch tv. He's been sick for a few months now with a really bad cold, so he is not feeling on top of his game right now either.
He was going to come as soon as his kids got out of school at the end of May, but his ex (their mom) won't be able to take them for more than a day until the second week of July. I am hoping I will be able to get back in the pool by then- we met swimming when we were kids!
I miss everyone so much and I have been sitting here for about 30 minutes and my back is starting to pulse and my arm is beginning to ache again, so I have to push away.
Just know that I care about you women! I care very much about your lives and I pray for you all everyday!

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The kids have invited me to the movies as a Mothers' Day gift! Yay. We are going to see Iron Man 3 LOL

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Still in the process of moving. I don't know when I'll get back to tracking my food and exercise.

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You know, PLANTAGO, chocolate is NEVER a disaster for me! No matter how badly I mess up a recipe, I will eat it anyway - AND LOVE IT!

I hope you all had a great 10th birthday celebration!!

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Thank you Tiny! The chocolate disaster was quite tasty, actually, LOL! And DS is 10 already!!!!

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emoticon to PLANTAGO'S son! emoticon

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I baked a terrible swampy and gooey chocolate cake and delicious addictive lemon bars for my son's birthday emoticon

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I got a lot done this morning. I walked to do my errands and worked out in the gym as well.

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PLANTAGO,

emoticon for DS! Kentucky Derby AND First Prize emoticon !! emoticon

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Angela-you poor creature! I hope your stomach quiets down soon. I have a terrible ear and throat pain. I think it's the stupid swimmer's ear, I get it very often, I have to be careful washing my hair!!
DS went to Kentucky Derby with his marching band and they won the 1rst prize! Yay!!!

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Monday, I decided I had cabin fever and took off to a friends for some fun in the sun and pool time. The rain diminished the sun part the first day, but the second was great. 3 hours of nothing but chilling out and not worrying about what will happen the next day or how I am going to fit exercise in. I ate, drank, talked and played. And I lost the pound I had gained earlier in the month. :-) YAY!

I came home and have been sick yesterday and today. My stomach is cramping really badly and I think it's because I took a fluid pill. Nothing has been great feeling since then, so I stayed in the bed today as well. It seemed like a great plan since my parents have been moving furniture to the "spare" room that now has clean walls and brand new carpet and padding. It looks fantastic. Now I get to help with the second room that will get new paint and carpeting. It will look great too. I just hope we have enough carpet to do my room as well. It sure is pretty, and we have never had padding under the carpet in our house... long story of cheap carpets and the 1981 boom in trailer sales (all with crappy carpet and no padding).

Anyway, I am up for a few hours and am going to go lay back down. My poor dogs have been kept inside all day because it's raining and miserable. Max doesn't like change and moving my parents' bedroom has been traumatic for him. Plus, he looks forward to our walks more than I do!

hang in there everyone! May is here and this is our month to get up and make some great strides as the snow melts, the breezes get a little warmer and our gardens start growing.

I love and miss you all very much and am going to try to stay more in the loop, I just kind of ran out of steam and broke down in the past month. Age is catching up with me, and I HATE the fact that even after losing 53 pounds, I feel more pain than I did before I lost the weight. BLAH!

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PLANTAGO, I love your "attitude of gratitude!" You're a shining example of what we all should be. And I'm grateful for YOU!

Lynn, I'm happy those silly steroids are finally gone. Even though I know you get irritated and frustrated with the physical therapists, I'm glad you're learning the proper moves for turning your head, etc. Keep up the good work, my precious friend!

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WOW Plantago...
I love the way you move through the world. You did meet some nice people today.
I think it's because you've got young children and you point these things out to your kids. BUT I really love that you point these things out to us.
Because we sometimes forget that there are kind and generous people all around us.
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Falling asleep over a book happens to me, too! You must have been tired and needed some extra sleep.
I am having a nice day. I met a lot of kind people today.
1) receptionist, nurse and doctor at the endodontist's office
2) a couple of co-shoppers at Walmart
3) a young man from Alabama who offered to carry my bags and helped me to cross the street and climb over a street barrier
4) a lady driver who gave me a
way on the crosswalk
5) another lady driver who stopped and offered me a lift
6) two nice pharmacists at CVS


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I wanted to work out today, but fell asleep after reading.

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MRI and PT yesterday... went alright.
The pain seems to be in check right now as I finished the steroids this morning. Oh, thank GOD that is over with. I know they will be in my system for a while, but perhaps the crazy temperature weirdness and sweats will resolve.
BUT I realized something that when I actually am complaining about the pain, the pain is worse.
I know more about what I can and can't do for a while... not to much for now. SO I am going to do what I can and let these nerves roots heal.
I will see the doctor next Monday about the the MRI results and what the next steps will be in treatment (if anything will change). But according to my Physical Therapist, there isn't much more he can actually do or teach me to help control the pain. I just have to strengthen my muscles and correct my posture and not do anything that draws my body out of alignment or jump and down or jar my back, or turn to quickly or turn my head without turning at the waist... LOL There are a lot of things I am learning not to do... and learning to do a lot of movements differently. So, that is what I will continue to do. And if I could have stuck my tongue out at my physical therapists today and had it not been really inappropriate, I would have.

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PLANTAGO - All State Band for DS! emoticon emoticon to DS!

The song lyrics are quite moving indeed.


Lynn - I'm so happy you had a singing, dancing, fun time last night! emoticon

Blessings to all,
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Lynn-it all sounds like a good day! WOW-even dancing, YAY!

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Plantago, I hope you are able to talk to your sister very soon so that you will know how to be there for your mom. And congratulations on your DS's making it to All State (that is such a big deal). And I am so glad that the concert was great. The song they sang, seemed to have been for you.

I exercised today. After I posted on here, I called a David (remember him- adopted brother/bff) and he and I and a few other friends went and had some healthy pizza (oh it was so good) and then went to see my brother-in-laws' band preform and we sang, laughed, and I even danced (gently- but I danced). My brother-in-law had the band play one of my favorite of all time songs and I got to sing with them. It was great.
And then I came home and I realized that I forgot to even spin the wheel yesterday... oops. First time in a really really long time. But it's alright. I broke the binding that I felt was holding me so still and yet really crazy for a while and I remembered ME, the fun, motivated, loving, gentle me. Hadn't really seen her for very long in a while.
And it was good.


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Thank you Tiny and Lynn. She was my favorite doctor. I went to her when I was expecting until she retired.
I have a feeling that my Mom doesn't know..... :( I don't know what to do. I NEED to talk with my Sister...

We went to Erie, Pa today. DS made it to All State band and we went the performance. It was great. The chorus sang a song with these words:

My friend-
Death is nothing at all,
It is like you went for a while to another room,
Our friendship is the same as it always was.
All is well.

Lynn-I am so glad you are feeling a little bit better. Movement does help, doesn't it? I hope, NO-I am SURE, it will be even better soon.

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Hi Everyone...
It's Saturday afternoon. Man what a week.
Had some more good solid sleep ... and I'm on the weaning off side of the steroid package, thank God... only three pills today instead of the 7 I was taking for most of this past week. I have to say, I really don't like this stuff.
BUT with my sleep, my neck is not burning right now, my back is tender but not burning and my arm is actually improving. I can have feeling in my fingers again, so perhaps this medicated frenzy has been well worth it.
I want to exercise today. I will do some lower body and core strength training- having really known what to do since my doctors appointment last Monday, but I see my PT'ist on Monday and he will get me started in the right direction again.
I have continued to do his strength training workout for my upper back. But I have to move. It really does make me feel better mentally. In the last two weeks, the days when I haven't been so active I have truly noticed the difference SO... I am fighting my depression in more than one way... and the movement seems to work!

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PLANTAGO, I am so sorry for your loss - and your mother's loss of her dear friend. How very sad. May she rest in peace.

You will be close to my heart and in my loving prayers.

Blessings to all your family.
Tiny :(


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emoticon emoticon Plantago...
My prayers for your mother, your aunt's family and for YOU!!!!
Such difficult times going on around us.
HUGSHUGSHUGSHUGSHUGSHUGSHUGSHUGSHUGS!

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I just got sad news. My elderly Aunt has died. She wasn't my Mom's sister, she was her boss and best friend. My Aunt was a wonderful ob-gyn doctor. Two years ago she got bad flu and then a sepsis. After that she never went back to full health.
She was a great person.

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Tiny, I didn't even know such critters lived here in out little woods. But I did a research and they live practically everywhere where it isn't too cold, also in Poland. They destroy apple trees-the bark and roots are so yummy for them. Interesting thing that a lady vole has one husband throughout the entire life and he helps with the pups-rare thing in rodents.
We don't have porcupines in Poland, we have hedgehogs "instead"; we don't have skunks, chipmunks and possums, too. And our squirrels are a bit smaller and beautifully red! Racoons were intoduced to Europe and can be found in a couple of places in Poland. Those little bandits are as inteligent as some species of monkeys!

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PLANTAGO, I LOVE your vole story!! I never met a vole that was alive. My dog, Sadie, (long since gone to Rainbow Bridge) used to stare at the ground and then POUNCE down suddenly and come up with a vole, who was no longer living after the "dog grab!" Sadie thought that was her job and that's ok. But it would be fun to meet up with a vole like you did! emoticon

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LOL Plantago, I can't imagine any creature being afraid of once it's looked into your eyes. Your love for all things great and small is so wonderful.
But I am glad that the two of you were able to each go on your ways.

I have been moving a lot. walking around the apartment a lot today... outside ... I'll reclaim another day. Today was getting myself grounded again, even on the steroids.
I did my physical therapy workout, which I feel sort of not quite right about doing with the new diagnosis and not having seen Eric (PT) to revise the routine. But I did do a lot of lower body strength training and some serious stretches ... really pull out the back muscles and the long muscles throughout my body... it's helping. I am feeling better.

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I met a woodland vole today. It stood there and was scared of me. I stood there and have said to it I was not going to eat it. And than each of us went our ways.
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