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12/31/10 4:37 P

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Happy New Year all!

Cathy...good for you for getting out the DVD! That's awesome...hope you can do it again!

No special plans here. DH and I did our end of month/year accounting today and we're still within budget, but still in debt from medical expenses. We'll get there, we just have no extra money right while we try to pay things down.
It's warm here...mid 50's so we'll grill home-made pizzas outside for dinner. Tomorrow we'll do a fun brunch, and then a pork roast and kraut for dinner...my DH's favorite for new year's day. And of course we'll watch plenty of football.

I have to keep writing this weekend, so I can't be lazy!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and stay safe!
Melissa

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12/30/10 10:02 A

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Hi all

I actually did 40 minutes of a tai chi DVD yesterday and that felt good! It feels good to be able to do exercise without being in pain. I just can't do some of the knee bends they do but it still works out. I will find time today to do some form of exercise. Tomorrow I volunteer at the hospital, so I get lots of walking in.

Melissa, sounds like you had a nice Christmas. I did too much running around and cooking. Then DH spent the day home alone while I went to my sisters. I hope someday he will be able to enjoy the season instead of it just dredging up bad memories.

Gotta get moving today!
Cathy




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12/30/10 9:30 A

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Hi all,

Finally checking in here with you all. I'm jealous of all your snow. Atlanta got an unusual dusting Christmas Day but it was only about an inch here. Looked pretty but the kids couldn't really play in it.
We had a wonderful Christmas. My parents drove up from FL and we had such a relaxing and wonderful holiday together. Played a lot of board games, picked up crocheting again, ate wonderful foods, laughed a lot and just enjoyed being together. They left Tuesday so I'm back to my daily routines again.

I'm a writer this week so every spare minute is taken up with research and writing...the manuscript is due on Monday.
We don't have plans for New Years...just watching football (go Wisconsin!) and enjoying being home together as a family.

Deni...sounds like a fantastic group at your Coop...what a wonderful gift! I should go buy jeans, but I'm holding off until I lose more weight and just using a belt in the meantime. I'm down a size but really want to get to the next size before I spend the money. So I understand what a great gift that is! Good for you! Keep up the amazing work! You're worth it!

Cathy...look for a New Year or January challenge on SP. I did the Jan challenge last year and was able to do most of it by modifying the exercises. Even if you don't do their workouts and do your own instead, you can check in every day and keep yourself accountable. Just a thought...I will go check myself...I could also use some extra accountability!

We can do it together...you all are amazing and I know we can help each other through whatever obstacles we face!

Take care,
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12/30/10 6:09 A

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Good Morning All,

Cathy, thanks for the info on opening the weekly check in. I am with you also needing to add some exercise to my routine. I got a big shot in the arm from the people at my Coop. They have been very supportive of my weight loss. They have watched me lose 61 pounds. When I went in on Tuesday there was a card for me with 60.00 dollars in it. It said "to celebrate your loss from the spark fairy" I went out that day and got a new pair of jeans. Pants with no elastic on the waist. Its been a long time! I have never had anyone do such a nice thing for me. I still have 40 dollars left for shopping. I'm still on cloud nine from such kindness.

So glad you are feeling better and sleeping better Cathy. It sure makes a difference when you sleep good.

Must close for now. Thanks Deni emoticon

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12/29/10 12:01 P

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Hello all
I'm finally feeling more like myself after resting the last couple days. I did get out yesterday to get errands done. They've done a good job of plowing out all the snow from the storm but it was so windy. It made it feel so much colder. Brrrr...

The house is slowly getting put back in order and I'm catching up on laundry. Will probably get the tree down this weekend and most of the decorations. It's suppossed to warm up to the 40's this weekend, so may attempt to get the outside decorations down too.

I'm also not feeling so achy this week, the neck and back are feeling great and I'm sleeping better.

Deni, if you ever want to start the weekly thread, go to the 'weekly check in forum' click on 'create a new topic' and that will open a window for you. Me or Rick can always go in later to put it as the first sticky topic so it will be at the top of the list. Please feel free to start the week off or to start any topic in any of the other forums.

Hope you are all having a great week! I've been re-thinking my goals for the new year. I've lost my motivation to lose or to even try, especially after gaining back all the weight I lost. I need to drag out all my old journals and books, find some new ideas, get back to exercise in some form that won't hurt my joints. Who's with me??

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12/27/10 5:51 A

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Good Morning All

Thank you Cathy for opening the weekly check in this week. I thought about it yesterday morning but dont know how to. My prayers are with your DH. The holidays can be hard for people with bad memories from childhood. I was like that till alot of work with a councelor helped me through it.

Our holiday was very nice. One son made it here with his girlfriend. Our other son had to be on call this weekend so had to stay very close to home. Will hope to see him next weekend. They do have lives of thier own now. It was sad not to see him on Christmas Day.

We are in the middle of a BIG snow storm right now!! It snowed all night and will snow until 5PM tonight.Will end up with about 14 to 18 inchs. So instead of a white Christmas we will have a White New Year!

Must close for now. Will return soon.

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12/26/10 5:23 P

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Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and are resting and recovering from the festivities.

I drove down to my sisters yesterday and brought leftovers from the Christmas Eve party, and gifts for my kids, GK's and mom. DH stayed home as the Holidays are not happy for him...too many unhappy memories. He's hoping as counseling continues, that it gets better for him. Just having gifts around the house brings back bad memories.
But, I had a nice time and a few family members asked about DH as their behaviour was one of the reasons he stayed away. I think they're finally beginning to understand and they expressed that to me but it's DH that needs to hear it.

My daughter had to work on Christmas Day and was suppossed to get done at 6pm but got tied up with an uncooperative patient and didn't arrive till almost 8pm. She was not happy and missed her brother and neice and nephew. My son had to get the kids home to bed as they were getting cranky after their long day.
While I waited I helped with clean up as my sis has health issues too. She has polycistic kidney disease like my 2 brothers and will be needing a transplant soon, like my brother did this past year.

I arrived home about 10pm and fell asleep on the recliner and then finally went to bed around 3am. DH got up early to get some grocery shopping done. We usually do that on Monday but we have a snowstorm expected today into tomorrow. It's starting to snow now and we're expecting 12-18 inches.

I've spent the day resting and trying to get some cleaning done as the last few days I've spent cooking and baking...the kitchen is a mess! No hurry as we'll be snowed in a few days!

Enjoy your night!
Cathy

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