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4/29/12 2:42 P

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Dear HORSEWOMAN7407 - How are you feeling today? I'm thinking, going by the info in your last post that you had your second cataract surgery & I'm wishing that all went well. I'm also glad to hear that you are exercising 'light' due to the cataract surgery. Your eyes need time to heel but by the time they are healed just think of how much better & clearer you are going to see things. I remember when my mom had her cataract removed. She had to see her doctor the next day & I was her care taker (we both are RN's). He took off the eye patch & mom exclaimed, 'Margie, I can SEE you!!!". Wishfully you will have the same wonderful results & before you know it you'll be back in full swing & exercising. And whenever you are in need of a hug (very therapeutic & you can never get to many of them) kindly put your left hand on your right shoulder & your right hand on your left shoulder & squeeze...that's a emoticon from me to you, OK? Hang in there & take it a day at a time. Take good care, be well, & please do have a pleasant day. Sincerely - Marge emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/29/12 1:54 A

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After reading the preceding posts I can see I'm not the only one who didn't have a good March. And April hasn't been any better. Answers to the questions =
1. Stressful
2. I don't follow sports. I can't exercise due to OA in both knees & an injured back. One of these days I shall finding some strengthening exercises for my arms & legs as I've noticed I'm not as strong as I used to be. I can also use some energy.
3. The weather has been warmer in the NE than usual in both March & April. I don't go out much for assorted reasons.
4. I don't even remember St. Pat's day so I don't think I wore green.
5. Wishing you all had a better April than I did. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: MARGEMF at: 4/29/2012 (01:55)
a quote - So long as we love, we serve. So long as we are loved by others we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. Robert Louis Stevenson. ~~~~~~ New Quote: Grant me the Serenity to accept the things i cannot change, Courage to change the things i can, & the wisdom to know the difference. Niebuhr. ~~~~~~New Quote #3: It is what it is.


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4/23/12 6:41 A

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March moved on with 3 weeks of 75+ degree temps here. Everything bloomed!! Now it's bloomed and gone...many fruit farmers lost entire crops because the bees weren't out in force yet to pollinate the blossoms. So, I can see higher fruit prices around this neck of the woods.

April moved in with storms. The temps turned cold. It's now been very chilly with hard frosts at night. More crops damaged.

As for me, I've been around; plugging away at the weight loss. Working mostly with other teams in SP.
Weight has been fluctuating up and down 2-3 pounds. Had sinus infection for most of March. Now going through cataract surgery. First eye done. Seems to be doing well, second eye to be done on Wednesday the 25th.

Been exercising light because cannot do anything that will make face red until eyes are completely healed which will sometime in Mid-May. That doesn't help the weight loss! Sigh!

Need some support and encouragement from someone, anyone.

Each journey begins with a single step.

Be good to yourself because you are important.

Love yourself always!


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4/21/12 9:39 P

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Have not been posting... too busy at work. April more stressful than March... I've been "stuck" in a 5 pound range since last Thanksgiving, but at least I'm in the range. I know if I stay connected here I do better on the continuing journey to goal. Thanks for asking!

If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves. Maria Edgeworth, Irish author


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4/19/12 12:20 A

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Still here. Still plugging along.

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emoticon I love April. It is a new beginning...............an old cliche; but I really mean it!

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4/11/12 9:13 A

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March was a sad month for me, sickness and death in the family. Fitness wise, March was pretty good for me. I had Rotator Cuff surgery back in October, and am now finally able to do exercises. Wall Push Ups really help stretch the shoulder if any one has a problem with their shoulders.

April doesn't look like it is going to be too great for my family:(
Exercises are getting better and more often, YAY!

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4/8/12 8:16 P

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March marched on - this is a full semester, but we're making the most of it.

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4/2/12 9:29 P

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April showers bring May flowers-April started with rain here

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4/1/12 9:00 P

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emoticon Hello!

Why is weight so easy to find, but so hard to lose?


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4/1/12 5:36 P

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March sucked big time!!! emoticon emoticon
I hope April is better, I KNOW it will be...it can't get worse! emoticon

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Prominant in my summation of March is that it marked confirmation that my Dad's breathing and heart problems will not improve, no medicines can ease his discomfort; March marked a sad turning point.

1. “March” was named after the god of war. How was March for you overall – Peaceful or stressful?
Both....but the stress that is just beginning sort of wins out.

2. “March Madness” –
....a. get your fitness in? YUP!
....b. which activity..? Increased walking, stuck to pool exercise with extra time jogging on underwater treadmill, stretched with weights and bands daily even on a few days when I was under the weather.

3. In honor of the daffodil (flower of March), how was the weather in your neck of the woods the past month? Were you able to enjoy being outdoors any?

4.
....a. wear green on March 17? YUP
....b. EAT your green (veggies) in March? WAS TOTALLY INTO EATIN' o" TH' GREEN!
....c. Room for improvement on the eating in April?
Yup! I slipped up and ate too little during the last week of March. April? Would like to try to improve at remembering to eat. Maybe having to focus on eating enough will be a lifelong issue??

5. Last-- but not least—HAPPY APRIL! Any fun April Foolery yet?
Tried to start April a day early as an April Fool's-early joke here on the chat thread. Wonder if anyone logged in yesterday and wondered what the date was???

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4/1/12 12:33 P

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Overall, March was a smooth month for me. A few worries with MIL and my Mom but nothing really bad. My fitness was pretty much the same as far as the Y workouts. I have gotten really into a dance class now called NIA--lots of ladies "our" age enjoying it! And it was a great month for getting outdoors and working in the garden! I FORGOT to wear green on March 17, but I have been eating lots of greens from the garden. My eating can improve in April, though, by working on overeating in the evenings. No April Fools yet except my preschool kids this morning telling me it was St Patrick's Day and Christmas and mixing up the names on the crayons. They were delighted with themselves...LOL.

1. “March” was named after the god of war. How was March for you overall – Peaceful or stressful?

2. “March Madness” – for basketball fans it was a fun month! Did you get your fitness in, and if so, what was your activity of choice in March?

3. In honor of the daffodil (flower of March), how was the weather in your neck of the woods the past month? Were you able to enjoy being outdoors any?

4. Did you wear green on March 17? Did you EAT your green (veggies) in March? Room for improvement on the eating in April?

5. Last-- but not least—HAPPY APRIL! Any fun April Foolery yet?

Paula -- Waco, TX area



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March has been good but hard time. Problems with stomach and ham string. But I am trying to work thru it !!
Weather. We had good and then finally rain which we so needed ! I never let bad weather get me down .
Exercise was hard but I tried each day to walk or do whatever I could.
Didn't wear green but always eat lots if veggies. !
No cant do April fools. Daughter won't let me since one year. I did one and she got upset.

loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!!
Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it!
I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important!
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March was a bad month for me.

"...there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

"We're children of a fighting race that never yet has known disgrace." (The Soldiers' Song, Irish national anthem)

"Every day above ground is a good day." (Chef Justin Kennedy of New Orleans, on Chopped)

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Over all March was not a good month for me. To much fibo pain and not enough exercise to please me. very stressful. We did how ever get a walk in at a park for the first time this year and that was fun. I did eat more greens than in the past.This month has got to be better than the last 2 months. So I'm thinking positive and looking forward to April. DH was going to pull a trick on me. Last week the wind blew down our power pole. We where without electricity for 6 hours. He admitting he almost told me that the new one blew down as well. Let's just say I"m glad he didn't.

"Feel the fear and do it anyway!"

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Hard to believe that April is here already and that March is now history! Time to say “I’m Here!” and let your team mates know how March went by for you. If you’d like you can copy the list of questions and answer with a few short replies to the team:

1. “March” was named after the god of war. How was March for you overall – Peaceful or stressful?

2. “March Madness” – for basketball fans it was a fun month! Did you get your fitness in, and if so, what was your activity of choice in March?

3. In honor of the daffodil (flower of March), how was the weather in your neck of the woods the past month? Were you able to enjoy being outdoors any?

4. Did you wear green on March 17? Did you EAT your green (veggies) in March? Room for improvement on the eating in April?

5. Last-- but not least—HAPPY APRIL! Any fun April Foolery yet?

BYE BYE March! emoticon

HELLO APRIL! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Paula -- Waco, TX area



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