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Sunday night....

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hello friends,
Been missing in action...again...lately. Taking time for "me" since I'm not working the overtime I had been. Don't know when I'll need to go back to that. Possibly sooner than I'd like.
In the meantime, I've been working on building my steps each day.
When I get to the office, I make sure to spend at least an hour, in the morning, walking. Trying to do interval walks. I know, it's going to take some time and patience to get to where I'd like to be doing this.
Same goes with body weight exercise. Doing wall pushups, squats, lunges after my walk. Boy can I feel it throughout both my feet and legs.
Again, I know I need to have patience with this process. It's going to take some time.
Keep telling this to myself. Especially when DH starts in on my weight. Keep telling myself, and him, that it's going to take some time. No telling how much.

So, the step goal I've met recently: Week before last, I had 5 days with at least 10,000 steps. This past week, only 3. Can't happen every day, but I'm determined to keep trying.
There's a friend, that I follow, who's goal is at least 15,000 steps a day. Something I'm striving for myself.
Again, it's going to take time. Especially with some of my limitations. Gotta keep reminding myself of those also. It's harder with a desk job.

This weekend wasn't too bad. Yesterday was a lot of walking, but I didn't make it to 10,000. Today I did. So a good start to the new week.
I have to drive myself into work tomorrow morning so, no playing around. I need to get there early, as usual and get my walk and exercise in. Planning to add other exercises in after a week or so. Bought a mini band today, and plan to do some work with that. Since it's small, I'll be able to take it to work easily.

DH and I had the house to ourselves most of the weekend. Other than the fact that he had to work Saturday morning, while I babysat our granddaughter until her "sitter" came and picked her up, it was a pretty relaxed Saturday. Did try to get some study time in. Didn't succeed too well with that though. Always something that has to come up. In this case, it was a messy house. Since I was the only one home, I HAD to start cleaning. At least, with DH's help once he got home, we managed to get a lot done.

Hard when there's 3 adults and 2 children living in the same house. Especially hard when those children and one of the adults do not pick up after themselves. Thankfully, they are looking to move out within the next few months. I certainly hope so. I want my house back the way I want it...not how everyone else wants in...and NOT always as a pigsty!

DD and grandson had a float trip this weekend, with his scouts. He's so excited for December, when he becomes a "Boy Scout" instead of a Cub Scout. He'll be 11 in about 15 days. Can be a very responsible kid, when he wants to be.
Granddaughter, his sister, is 9. She has issues and has since she was a baby. We still don't have a firm diagnosis, but the doctors believe it's because she was born 2 months premature. And died in the NICU three times. Possible brain damage. But since she was so early, she's going to be behind as compared to her friends.
The school hasn't kept her back even one year. But she can't read nor write. DD wants to get her into a better school that will work more one on one with her. I hope she can manage this soon.

Sorry this is so long. Need to head to bed with the early morning coming on so quick.
Have a good night. Will try to keep up on my step goals every day and check in when possible. emoticon
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  • 1ZIPPYC
    Good to hear from you, despite your busy schedule. Glad you are getting some ME time that is so important. But, also important is your sparking time to keep you encouraged to keep it going! I know that is what kept me going for 7 years! If you need more encouragement I hope you will stop by my new blog in your spare time. It shows how long it took me to lose 100 pounds and about my sparkversary of 7 years. You can do anything you set your mind to! I hung in there no matter what happened in my life! Take care ...... emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • JEANKNEE
    Much happening in your life. Keep taking care of you.

    Good to hear from you! emoticon
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    You have a lot going on!!! HUGS
    412 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    Yeah, your GD definitely needs someone to work with her. Does the school offer special tutoring? Amber had that, and still does, for dysgraphia. She's considered a 'section 504'. Special tutoring and at testing she goes to another room where she gets more time to complete the test and can have it read to her. It's a big helpfor the STAAR tests. Here's a link to it:
    https://www.greatschools.org
    /gk/articles/section-504-2/ It's helped Amber tremendously!

    At least you're not doing OT, for now, anyway! And BRAVO for getting in some exercise!
    Good luck with the studying!
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    Blessings for you and your family. emoticon emoticon
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