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9/15/14 11:42 A

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Today is going to be another hot one. We are expecting temperatures in the 90;s. The weather should change within the next few days, since they are predicting rain by the weekend. The temperatures aren't going to drop that much, perhaps into the high 70's. Must be thunderstorm weather. We already have wildfires burning here in Oregon. We don't need anymore lightening strikes to set the dry timber on fire. Got the kids off to school this morning. Hopefully they will both have great days. I will be getting out to go to the gym later this morning. It will be the first time in several weeks, so I am looking forward to the trip. Sending positive energy and hugs to those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/15/14 11:09 A

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I am starting of really drained today. I have a feeling that a nap will be necessary today. I thought I slept well but my body feels different. Coming out of a Fibro flare from the weekend and am hoping to get in more exercise in. My goal is still getting in 8000 steps in a day a week long.

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9/14/14 11:42 P

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Hi everyone,

Managed to get the car out of the shop only to find out that they didn't fix the right passenger side headlight along with all the other work they did. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays, so I left a message on their voicemail and hopefully they will take care of it on Tuesday when they return to the office. That was disappointing, but I'm sure that they will make it right. I have a very busy week ahead, so I am getting the grandson straightened around for school in the morning. Bath taken and clothes all laid out for the school day. Backpack is packed too. We had a hot weekend, but it will cool off a bit now.

FATCRISMATIC, I have made some personal promises to myself. I have decided to get to the gym on a regular basis now that the kids are in school and to lose 20 pounds by January 2015. If I exercise and use the nutrition tracker, I am sure that these are goals which can be met. Kudos to you for making yourself a priority and making appointments with a personal trainer. We all need some sort of motivation and a personal trainer will give you that.

I hope that everyone has a productive and enjoyable week ahead. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/14/14 10:11 P

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9/14/14 6:26 P

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Researched antidepressants and what I could take to pick me up to a more positive way of life. Most put weight on. I already take welbutrin so I decided to find another way.

At my gym I hired a trainer to keep me accountable for at least two visits a week to the gym. My first goal is to up my serotonin by exercise. The trainer is aware of all my goals, but I stressed this as #1.

This was the only solution I could think of without more pills and a physcologist. I know what is wrong. I journalled what my life is now and what will make me happy. Weight loss, a residence move to where I really would like to live, and not let little things in life become an issue.

I'm proud of myself because in the last 21 months I have kept unnerving relationships at bay. It made a big difference to my stress.

So now to keep the above promises to myself is very important.

Has anyone else made promises to their self to improve some personal aspect of your life?


Building my bucket list and enjoying the ones I've accomplished!!! I quit smoking and have visited 34 out of 50 states. But I want to see the grand canyon, smithsonian institute, eat lobster in Portland Maine, a train trip for two months down the east coast then rent a car to other states I have not been to in the South and have enough money to thoroughly enjoy Vegas or Atlantic City and I'm sure I will think of other adventures.


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9/12/14 6:26 A

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I have a busy morning today.I have to take my granson, Blaine to school. It is the first day of Headstart for my grandson,Micah and I need to take him to school too. They have family pictures today as well, so I will be having my picture taken with Micah and his Mom. I have to have the car into the shop by 11 am. It needs a new headlight and to be serviced. I hope to be finished with all the errands and the car by 2 pm. It will be a good day weather wise. Clear and sunny with a high of 86 degrees. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/11/14 1:13 P

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feeling okay today. Got up early this morning and helped the children with school. I havent done my exercise yet but will this afternoon. I have a lot of emails to read which makes me feel good to have so many spark friends. Thank you

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9/10/14 8:35 P

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Thank heavens for miracles! My migraine was gone this morning when I woke up. That has been destroying my week for the past three days, but is now a thing of the past. Had fun taking my Grandson and daughter to the water park and playground today. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them! Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/10/14 1:42 A

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I am staying positive, there is always something, right? Some days I have to look a little harder than others, but finding something positive each day is one of my goals.

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9/9/14 11:29 P

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I've been doing really badly managing my depression lately, but thank goodness, I have a dr.'s appointment on Friday, so I'll talk to him about it then. In the meantime, I took my first self defense lesson, and I must say, it was empowering! My muscles are really feeling it, but my mind is feeling a lot better!

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9/9/14 7:14 P

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Today has been a beautiful day, but sort of ruined by a migraine I just can't seem to shake. It has been very pleasant outside, sunny and in the mid 70's. I've kept the TV off today to try to help with my sensitivity to sound. I am hoping that when I wake up in the morning the migraine will be gone. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/9/14 4:20 P

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Yesterday was not good at all. Thought about my baby Travis who would have been 18 this year and seeing his footprints and after that everything went downhill. Today I am doing better. I'm in a better mood, but I was still a little tired. So instead of eating a ton of junk food I took a nap which helped a lot. No use eating a ton of junk when you trying to diet!

Hope everyone else is having a great day today. Stay positive and strong. If anyone ever would like to talk and you see that I'm online give a shout out. emoticon

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9/9/14 2:50 P

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So far, so good. The week has been uneventful, and I navigated Monday without a hitch. Monday's for me are so very, very difficult for me, so when I get through one without overeating or drinking wine, I can feel good about the rest of the week. God is good!

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9/9/14 11:33 A

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I am starting out really slow this morning. Having trouble waking up completely....I finally got my refills of my medication in yesterday so now I just need to wait for things to level back out again. I will be working on getting in my steps/exercise in today soon, which usually makes me feel a little bit better. Hope everyone has a great day, remember to SMile!

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9/9/14 4:19 A

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yesterday was okay but once it got dark things started to go downhill, i was very low in myself for most of the evening, didn't sleep well and woke up late today which has knocked me out of whack. Feeling a bit better now though.

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9/9/14 2:17 A

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Not a good day today. Sidelined by a huge migraine. I still have it even though it is 11: 00 pm at night. I hope that it goes away by tomorrow. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/8/14 11:37 P

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It's now monday evening. Turned out to be a good day. Sure wish there were more of these. There was one very odd thought but I was able to not let it destroy my day and I was able to continue folding the laundry without breaking into tears. I call that some kind of break thru.

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9/8/14 9:37 P

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If I ate as good for dinner as I do for breakfast I would be doing great.

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9/8/14 3:28 P

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doing pretty well today. I have gotten in 8.000 steps this morning, and have my exercise completed for today. Its sunny and warm here but can't wait for the fall like weather to begin. I prefer fall, spring and winter than the hot hot summers we get here. Hope everyone has a great day

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9/8/14 12:04 P

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I am doing ok, better then this morning. Last night I binged. I feel bad about that but so far today I am doing ok. I try to keep busy everyday and I have done that today(I am not working)

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9/8/14 7:47 A

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I'm new at this forum stuff so...
Today I'm okay. That's about all I can say right now. I've been thinking about a lot of things and didn't sleep well last night so today might be a little difficult for me. Going to talk with my friend Colleen and that is one thing I am looking forward to this morning.
Hope everyone has a great Monday!

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9/8/14 6:34 A

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Feeling okay today, yesterday was a bad day but I didn't overeat which I usually do so I'm glad about that

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9/8/14 3:06 A

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(\o/ Ducks!)

Happy Monday everyone! I'm feeling much less energetic today but I'm chalking that up to PMS and two hard days of work back to back. I'm taking it moderately easy today and just focusing on cleaning and organizing my house. Emotionally I feel okay. My mood is sort of winding down as I go through the day. I'm finding it a little challenging to motivate myself to actually do anything but I'm still doing it - just with force.

This is my husband's first day at his new job and my son is at childcare today - so I'm by myself for the first time in two weeks. I'm enjoying the peace and the ability to watch the news for once without having to pause it every minute or so for my 4 year old to tell me something "really important". All in all a quiet but very productive day at home.

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9/8/14 2:26 A

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Good evening all,

I hope that everyone had a terrific weekend and is ready for the challenges of the coming week. I have watched football all day and have just vegged in front of the television since the college ball games came on yesterday. Yeah the Ducks won, but the Saints lost, boo hoo. I am looking forward to a productive week. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Good morning to everyone, hope all are having a wonderful Sunday. Not much going on here today, most likely be a watching football day and trying to get in my steps once again after being sick for a week. Our weather today is a bit warmer than yesterday and stickier from the recent rain we have had. All in all I am looking forward to a good day

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9/7/14 8:06 A

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I've recently come out of a period of steroids for my arthritis and stress which means that I put on 26 pounds.

I picked myself up, brushed myself off and went back on Optifast. I lost 15 pounds in my first week so I'm feeling pretty bloody fantastic. Yesterday and today I spent 4 hours each doing hard, physical labour in my yard taking down a tree, tearing it up and carting the wood load by load 100 metres away to our scrap pile. I'm covered in cuts and bruises. I smell like gasoline. I'm sunburnt. And I feel freaking awesome. Let stress and weight gain get me down? I don't think so. I'm going to crush this.

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9/4/14 6:19 A

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Today the temperatures are climbing again. It will be 86 degrees today and building back up into the 90's over the weekend. Summer isn't over here yet. I get to spend some one on one time with my grandson Blaine as I take him to school this morning for my son, who is working. I enjoy his company.

1ALISSUCCESS, congratulations on feeling better and getting on with your program. I want to offer you my support for your efforts. Good luck with Curves!!

SASSY220888, It sounds like you are keeping happy and busy. I hope that you have a great day too.

Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/3/14 7:53 P

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I am doing better with heart concerns. I have my defibulator in the left side of my chest as an internal insurance plan against cardiac death. I am all set, ready to get back on track and start my Curves Complete program and continue with my weight loss and health goals.
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Welcome to all the new people in the group, I hope you find the love and support that you need and want.


From one SPARK WOMAN to SparkPeople everywhere. Find the gratitude in your day and lastly, Be the "SPARK" in someone's life today!

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9/3/14 9:25 A

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We are expecting another humid day. It will be humid until Saturday. Getting my exercise done in the morning. My mood has been good over the past week. I am keeping busy with journaling, work, school and activities that I enjoy like arts and crafts and computer gaming.

Hope you all have a great day

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9/2/14 7:08 A

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Today is going to be back in the high 70's and that means partly sunny skies. I am going to enjoy the cooler weather as a reminder that Fall is in the air. I know that Summer isn't over with yet, since it will be climbing back into the 90's by Thursday. I will take my grandson to the park today to play on the playground and give him something to do in the fresh air. It will be fun.

Jaebaebee, I love your attitude. Treating yourself to new clothes is terrific and a great way to get motivated. Keep up the positivism. You will go far with that train of thought.

Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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9/1/14 9:54 P

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I thought I'd feel down coming back to update my trackers with weight gain, but I don't.
It feels good to acknowledge where I am and where I hope to be soon.

I went to Kohls and Penney's a few days ago and bought some great sale clothes--2 sizes bigger than I used to be. I'm not depressed.

It feels good to have clothes that FIT! I love myself enough to do good things for me.

Hope you all had a good day today. Blessings.

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Good Morning all,

Anne, thank you for the sunshine wishes. We had a couple of dark days that remind me Fall and Winter are on the way. There were heavy thundershowers on Saturday, but it started clearing on Sunday. Today I am happy to report that the weather is back in the low 80's. sunny and clear. I just don't do well on the dark days. My seasonal depression is rearing it's ugly head. It's time to haul out the therapy light and start using it every day again. I love Fall with the turning of the leaves, but don't like all the rainy days that we have to suffer through. I'm glad that your arm is healing and that you can use both hands again and weigh and measure your food. It is such a help to be able to fix your own meals again and it should serve you well with your goal of 20 pounds by December. If you don't mind I will join you in your challenge. I will try to lose 20 pounds by December, as well. I'm sure that we can both do it or get very close to it if we put our minds to it. I agree that emoticon and that we can emoticon towards that goal. I have another September challenge with another group who is getting back to basics and this fits right in. Good luck to you this school year. When do you start back to school in your area of Washington? I'm sure that you will do well with your kids this year.

I have a busy week this week. We are getting ready to put Micah in preschool with Albina Headstart and he will start on the 12th of September. We have in home meetings with teachers on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday I meet with both my psychiatrist and my therapist. It should be a really full day. In other areas I have a lot of errands and I have a date with my five year old Grandson to buy some Pokemon cards that he can play with. I like to be busy. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment and the satisfaction of a job well
done. We still have to get school clothes and school supplies. After that Micah will be ready to go. His first full day of school is the 14th of September. I will miss having him home with me during the day, but school is so much better for him.

Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. I hope that you all have a wonderful, productive week. Enjoy the transition from Summer to Fall. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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9/1/14 9:09 A

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Good Morning!
I am back and hoping this time to have no interruptions. My hand is healing from the surgery and overdoing it and I am able to make my own meals again. This means I am able to measure and weigh all of the food I eat so I easily stay in my range emoticon

My short term goal is to lose 20 lb. by December, which is 2 lbs each and every week emoticon I am feeling pretty positive emoticon and with your support that becomes emoticon so lets emoticon and have a great day!

And Deb, our weather has been a bit on the milder side. Some rain, but also clearing and sunshine. I hope the sun finds its way to you too emoticon


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8/30/14 5:39 P

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Wow, what a weather change we've had here in the last few days - from up in the 90's to down in the low 70's with heavy thundershowers and rain. I guess this is the first sign of fall that I have seen to date. Soon the rainy season will begin with a vengeance and that will be the end of summer until next July. It looks like it is time to drag out the therapy light for the year. I know the leaves are turning up the Columbia River Gorge, but they haven't done much here in town yet. Well, school will start for some this next week. It is time to get back to the basics and get ready for fall and rainy days and nights.

Smartbutbroken, thank you for your candor. We hope that we do understand where you are coming from because we have also been there before. You will not have something in common with everyone,but we will strive to be there for you during your trials. Support here is for everyone and we hope that we can be of help. I also hope that when you take the time to post, you do get a reply and it is not a waste of your time. As far as I know mowing the lawn is a viable exercise even if it is on a riding lawnmower. I hope that your days improve and you come through the fog and confusion.

Sending out positive energy and hugs to all that need them today. I hope that everyone is enjoying a safe and happy holiday weekend. Take care and God bless, Deb

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8/30/14 10:49 A

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been @ SP for about a week. the trials of late, have me doing nothing but walking in a fog and being confused about much... thank you to the Team Leaders for sending me a Goodie. and also to some of the other member for Emails and Welcomes. it does feel good to have people saying hello. I have had a few people just being nice to me and trying to be my friend also, but as I told them, other than being a member at SP, we have nothing in common. I don't need a box full of "friends" as a status quo. I want/need people who understand me or at least understand where I am coming from w/in and through my trials.

do I sound grumpy? I do not mean to come off that way. my days are limited and when I am here @ SP, I don't want to spend my time entertaining people who don't understand or worse, may never reply. !

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First of all let me say a big hello to HEALTH4LIFE2012. We love seeing new people on the threads. It is so nice that you have a supportive husband. Family members can often make a big difference in our attitudes and perceptions. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better this week. We are here to share the journey and to provide you with motivation and support as you work towards your goals. Post often, so that we can encourage you along the way. We listen and we care.

Sandy, thank you for your prayers. I'm so glad that you've had a pain free day and are looking forward to working. I will continue to pray that you keep improving daily.

I have had a busy morning ferrying family members where they need to go. I am waiting for my daughter to call and let me know when she needs a ride home from work today. It has been a busy week with all the errands and appointments that have had to be met. I feel that I have gotten a lot accomplished. Now it's time to relax and do something nice for me. Once I put my grandson down for his nap, I will be doing my exercises for the day. That is my something nice for me. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Wishing you all an early lovely Labor Day holiday. Be careful if you are traveling over the weekend and stay safe. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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8/27/14 3:51 P

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I'm new to this team but I just wanted to say how glad I am to see people talking about and dealing with depression. I am not sure when I first started to be depressed because I have been always sensitive to stress/sadness/loneliness/shy.
Today I feel better than I have this past week. I was so stressed and worried and sad that I started to eat a lot of junk food. My husband even had to put it on the top shelf in our pantry (I am less than 5ft tall) so I would slow down eating so much.

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8/26/14 8:11 P

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Had a pain free day today and looking forward to work tomorrow. Thank you deb for the prayers I need them. I will pray for you also.

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8/25/14 9:05 A

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Having a bit of trouble today. My youngest started first grade today. My goal is to not give in to emotional eating today.

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8/25/14 4:37 A

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Hi Everyone,

More hot heat in the forecast for the day. We are going to get up into the 90's again today. It seems as if we have had more than our fair share of really hot days, both in July and in this month. Well, I can see a lot of ice water in my future.

Sandy, thanks for your comment. I hope that your fibro symptoms are alleviated by the Cymbalta and that it's effectiveness outweighs the side effects that you are experiencing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sending out positive energy and hugs to all that need them! Take care and God bless, Deb



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8/24/14 5:50 P

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Hello all,

Sorry that I have been missing over the past months but I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyglia and I have been adjusting to flares and the symptoms of my illness while living my life as a home health aide and full time school. It has not been easy but God made it easy by being by my side. I plan to be here more often. I am also dealing with the side effects of Cymbalta. It has completely changed my sleep pattern. God is able and so am I to take His lead.

Regina- I will keep you in my prayers. Have faith

Chaya- Congrats on your weight loss and I am happy for you that the new plan is working for you.

Amanda- I work 2nd shift for the energy in the evenings I can relate to.

Debt- Right back at you with the positives.

LindaM- Hi and I hope you and yours are doing well.

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8/23/14 4:09 P

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Daily check in's will be a challenge!! First day, happy and grateful for SparkPeople and this
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8/23/14 3:36 A

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I hope that everyone has a happy weekend and thoroughly enjoys these last days of summer. The weather around here is mildly hot, we are expecting temperatures in the high 80's with clear, sunny skies. Sending out positive energy, prayers and hugs to those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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8/22/14 1:53 P

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The last few days I have really been dragging. Seems like I get all my energy in the evening. This will be good when I start working nights next week, but I still have a couple of days that I have to do stuff all day.

I have got to get myself up to do something now in hopes that I will sleep tonight as I have to be at work at 7am tomorrow.

Blessings,
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8/22/14 1:48 P

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I've done really well this week with walking during my lunch break - I fit in 15-20 minutes every work day so far. Today, though, my body feels like it's in molasses. I couldn't get myself to walk during lunch, so I'm planning to take a walk after work instead. Maybe a change in scenery is all I need.

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8/22/14 1:11 P

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Thank you Deb! Your prayers mean more than you know!

"ReginaMary, you're not always right...but you're never wrong." ~ Daddy

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8/22/14 12:24 P

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Praying for you Regina. Take care and God bless, Deb

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8/21/14 10:14 A

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For all of you who pray, please ask God to give me grace today. Thank you. Regina

"ReginaMary, you're not always right...but you're never wrong." ~ Daddy

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8/21/14 9:45 A

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Hi all! I did it! I woke up 20 minutes earlier than yesterday! I am starting my daily regimen of Garcinia Cambogia and a Natural Cleanser. -shrugs- The sun is out so I can get my walk time in. And I am already up cleaning and chasing my 2 year old. Let the Cardio and running begin (or should I say chasing..hahaha). Happy Thursday!!!!

Grr..gotta lose it..


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8/21/14 7:53 A

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Hi all,

Today is going to be a great day. I'm starting it out by taking my grandson to school, so a little alone grandma/Blaine time first thing this morning. The weather is going to be a doable mostly sunny, 79 degree day today and I have an appointment with my therapist. All in all a pleasant way to spend the day.

Congratulations Chaya on your two pound loss. That is great! Hope that the new scale is working out for you.

Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them today. Take care and God bless, Deb

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8/20/14 8:19 P

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Lost two pound this week. I am thrilled, but I am not going to get my hopes up when so many around me are continuously cheering me on with food. Starting to get angry. Why can't people just be happy for me? Btw, went to Wal-Mart to buy a new scale. Got the Sumbeam Old-Style Scale. Praying it works cause I really don't feel like throwing another away or taking it back...

Grr..gotta lose it..


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8/14/14 1:32 P

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Anne, Glad the surgery went well. Are you having physical therapy? I had a bone removed from my right hand in 2011 and went for several weeks of therapy and I can sympathize with you having to use your left hand all the time. For me, I went from not being able to hold a pen to being fully functional and pain free so it was worth the hassle.

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8/14/14 11:37 A

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Hi all,

Ah, a return to better weather today. The humidity and thunderstorms are now a thing of the past, thank goodness. I have a lot of errands to run today, so I will be out and about all morning long with my daughter and grandson.

Anne, I'm glad to know that you are recuperating well. Keep up the good work.

Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them today. I hope that you all have a great day. Take care and God bless, Deb

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8/11/14 11:12 A

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Thanks Deb!
I had hand surgery for carpel tunnel and they fixed my tendon too. It is tough to do everything left handed, and with just one hand, but I am improving everyday emoticon
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8/10/14 5:03 P

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Hi Anne,

I'm glad to hear that you are recuperating from your surgery well. Be sure not to push yourself too hard when getting back into the swing of things. I hope that you have a swift recovery and return to good health soon. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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Good Morning!
Well the recovery from my surgery is going well. I still don't feel 100% and am not getting on here track everything, but surgery was 3 days ago so I know it won't be too long now.
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8/10/14 6:54 A

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Hi Everyone,

I hope that all are enjoying their weekend. Ours is hot, hot, hot. It's going to be 96 or so here today. Way too hot to exercise in the heat of the day. It looks like I will be getting my strength training in early,early this morning, as well as my walk. It was a productive week. I got a lot done around the house and I feel good about the coming week.

Sassy, Congratulations on your great test score!!!! It's wonderful when our medications do the job they are supposed to do. Wishing you another great coming week.

Onicam, I hope that you enjoyed your vacation. It is so good to be able to get away from home for awhile. Nice to have you back!

Sending out positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Wishing you all the best on the upcoming week. Take care and God bless, Deb

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I have been busy and on vacation. I just came home yesterday and lost the Internet until today.

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8/9/14 6:02 P

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Hello Ladies,

Have been busy working and going to school but finally I have some time since I resigned from my cleaning job. It was getting too hard for me with my fibro and my mother is really having problems with her health as well Got a 100% on my Old Testament Survey Test. Completed 4 test over the past two weeks. I am on a roll. The cymbalta is really helping me focus and my depression is under control.

Deb- Good for you for the work that you got done. It is gratifying to complete tasks.

Chris- Love your attitude. I binge too but try also to keep it healthy. Avocado is a weakness for me too.

Terp- Enjoy your time off and do your best. It is all any of us can do .

Linda!- I am back and promise to post more often now that my schedule is slowing down.

Sweetpea- Hope you had a good day and week.

Fromnside- Hi and my name is Sandy. Hope you are doing well.

Sandy

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8/6/14 7:49 P

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Chris, emoticon I'm sure that you will have a better evening! I like your "can do" attitude. I'm sure that you will succeed. Cheering you on emoticon


Today has been very laid back compared to the beginning of the week. The weather is beautiful with mostly sunny skies. It has been in the low 80's with a good breeze - very tolerable. I've gotten a lot done this week, so far and I've kept up with my exercises and challenges. I may make today a day of mostly rest. I haven't quite decided. Sending out positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Well I'm checking in. Today will be a good day! I'm determined ! 've been having a problem sabotaging my food intake. I do well until the evening. Last night was avacodo wrapped in turkey slices. I try to keep it healthy.

But today is a new day and the evening will be a challenge but I will succeed.

Have a terrific day!
Chris


Building my bucket list and enjoying the ones I've accomplished!!! I quit smoking and have visited 34 out of 50 states. But I want to see the grand canyon, smithsonian institute, eat lobster in Portland Maine, a train trip for two months down the east coast then rent a car to other states I have not been to in the South and have enough money to thoroughly enjoy Vegas or Atlantic City and I'm sure I will think of other adventures.


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8/5/14 6:38 A

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It should be a bit better today. It will only be in the high 80's instead of the 90's. It will be sunny and possibly humid. I am looking forward to going to the gym today to walk on the treadmill and ride the recumbent bike. I have a lot of housework to do and I should get started. It should be a productive day. Sending out positive energy and hugs to those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Today is Monday - trying to be nice to Monday.

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Good Morning!
I am at a conference in Yakima, which in a desert compared to where I live. It is already in the 70's and expected to get to 102 today. I am used to 70...lol

I am worried about not having the tools to measure my food and the choices I will get (they feed us). On the upside, I know I will still be successful as long as I eat smart and keep exercising. I have a pool and will be swimming everyday.

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It's already warm today and it is only 3:00 am. Sitting here drinking my coffee having some quiet time before I have to get my daughter and grandson up, so that we can get my daughter off to work on time. Mornings start early around here. Hoping for a really good sunrise while I take my daughter to work. Getting ready for my morning exercise. It should be a really good start to the week. I hope that everyone has a productive week. Sending out positive energy and hugs to those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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In the 80's All week.

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Going to try to swim a couple times a day and plan to stay on track as much as possible.
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Good Morning,

So far I am sticking with my challenges, charting my fitness and charting my food. I am getting in 45 minutes of exercise a day and I have lost 2 pounds for my projected five pounds for the month. The weather here is sunny and in the high 80's. It should be another stellar day. Sending out positive energy and hugs to all those who need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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