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10 reasons I want to lose weight
Thursday, September 22, 2016      10 comments

1. I want to have more energy 2. I want to be able to move easier 3. I hope it helps my hip pain 4. I want to be healthier so I will see my kids grow older 5. I want to enjoy my retirement- be able to travel ( still a few years down the ... Read more
Life Goes on
Friday, April 08, 2016      2 comments

I just reread my entry from Dec 2014--life does go on. I have managed to keep my mom at home still. She still thinks my dad is still with her. I am not going to argue because maybe he is there. Both kids are in college now- only an hour away. Th... Read more
It's been a rough year
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      1 comments

It's been a rough year with my parents. They both were dealing with dementia. Early in the year my dad quit eating and walking. He was placed in hospital and eventually nursing home. His eating improved for a short time but then he quit again. H... Read more
Missed opportunities.
Thursday, January 10, 2013      6 comments

Yes I complain I don't have enough time but I have mindlessly watched a few TV shows. My reason- I was to tired to do anything. Poor excuse. Missed my energy booster time. Tonight will be better..... Read more
Wow! a prize on the bonus wheel
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      1 comments

On the example bonus wheel I always see prizes on the wheel. Never have I seen one when I spin until today. There was an exercise DVD on the wheel. I felt myself waking up and getting excited. The prizes do exist. I didn't win it but it did add ... Read more
New bathroom
Sunday, February 26, 2012      4 comments

Well after living in our house for 13 years I finally had the downstairs repainted. I was always going to do it myself but it was an overwhelming task with all the wallpaper I had to take down first. So with the added stress of taking care of my... Read more
Brother better
Saturday, February 04, 2012      2 comments

Well my brother is better but what exactly it was we are not sure. The eye doctor says it was a weakness in 4th cranial nerve- born with but often doesn't come out till middle age. Though he says it doesn't explain rest of symptoms. I have done ... Read more
Another scare
Thursday, February 02, 2012      3 comments

I tell you, my family knows how to give me the major stress test. My brother came home Monday night to take care of my parents- reduce my stress. Tuesday morning I am relaxing and get a call from him "Doris I need you." I thought he was joking, ... Read more
A scare
Friday, January 06, 2012      4 comments

Wednesday at 4 PM at work I get a call from my parents neighbor that she was at their house because she could smell smoke while going to her mailbox (they live in the country). She went to their house and all the windows and door were open. She ... Read more
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      1 comments

Well, we didn't get all the snow they promised. The cold sure came though. To cold to walk the dog or me. So I dusted off the treadmill and walked while I watched the TV. The dog slept. Well 3 days into challenge and I am still plugging along. T... Read more
Thank you snow
Monday, January 02, 2012      2 comments

Well today was a no brainer what I would do for my cardio. Shovel snow of course. This is our first real snow and we are in the snow belt of Ohio. They are predicting 1-2 feet where squalls persist. Probably will call snowplower if that happens.... Read more
Workout decorating yesterday
Sunday, December 11, 2011      1 comments

There has to be some calorie credits somewhere for decorating . Up and down steps, cleaning closet out because needed extension cords and they were buried somewhere at the bottom. Even had to run out and buy some tubs to keep basketballs, tennis... Read more
Klutz Gold Medal
Monday, November 14, 2011      3 comments

Yes I have won the gold medal in the Klutz competition. Last Thursday coming back from lunch I tripped over ???? on the sidewalk and did a near perfect face plant. Thankfully I never practiced it ahead of time. It didn't look bad at first -abras... Read more
Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

I used to be considered someone with a lot of patience. Now it is getting harder and harder. Parents with dementia are testers of that patience. I feel like I am dealing with 2 toddlers. I have to step back sometimes to regroup.... Read more
Sunday, October 16, 2011      1 comments

Well, overall I am doing better I can sleep at least now. Things are not better but calmer.They are still both living together in their house. Mom received the official diagnosis of vascular dementia. She has good days where I am shocked what al... Read more

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