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SOMETHING IF FOUND INTERESTING IN A SPARK ARTICLE ESPECIALLY FOR OVERWEIGHT AND INACTIVE PEOPLE.
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The risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include advanced age, obesity (80% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight), a family history of diabetes, a history of gestational diabetes (see below), physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander Americans are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.



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Pat I thought that was so cute about the dogs hanging on the door knob to ring the bell so you would walk them.
I think your dh yard sounds absolutely beautiful and he must love doing it.
I went to church today. We had such a good service then out to lunch with my family that has adopted me home for a nap, sparking for points, supper, etc. and here I am back.
God bless you,
Have a good night.
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Another very busy day! Up at 6:00-Did 12 minutes on the Elliptical, then went and whipped up Chef Meg's Zucchini Muffins ( I had set out all the ingredients in a row on the counter before I went to bed last night) and it still took me an hour to prepare these muffins. By the time I grated the Zucchini and then rolled it in a towel to get all the moisture out, ground the flaxseeds, finely chop the apricots by hand , coarsely chop the nuts. and measured all the rest of the ingredients and mixed it all together, , put it all over into 2 muffins pans, an hour had gone by. As time consuming as it was it turned out to be a big hit with family so was worth it.
While they were baking I got in my last 12 minutes on the Elliptical.
I have been adding one minute a day back to my workouts. My daily goal is 30 minutes

Other chores today- changed and washed our bedding, got more wash caught up, cleaned ,prepared breakfast , and lunch.
DD ordered pizza for dinner but I still did all the dishes and clean up. Don't feel sorry for me- I chalk it all up to exercise- She is still recuperating from her foot surgery and gets around on her knee
scooter.
I also get outside several times a day when the dogs ring the bell hanging from our front door knob asking to go out.
emoticon We think that is pretty smart!

DH is working much harder than I . He has our yard looking like a beautifully landscaped park. He actually put down 60 bags of mulch around out roses and flower areas. His most recent project this week- He built a beautiful trellis for 2 white blooming Mandovillas to climb. We got them at half price-so late in the season- and they are already almost to the top!
Any way just thought I would get y'all up to date on how we are doing here.
We are truly grateful that we are able to keep busy . That is what keeps us "young"
I know we are not the only ones overcoming challenges. Would love to hear from you.
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We need you on here Joe. emoticon

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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Thanks Joe! It really was. Do you have any favorite recipes to share? Hope all is going great for you.
Pat

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Way to go Pat. Sounds like a very good meal.
Talk soon,
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We just had a complete veggie meal. As luck would have it friends stopped by (the husband is vegetarian and a cancer survivor still in treatment) and joined us for lunch. I took a recipe from Dr. Weil and made Red Potato Salad that uses no mayo. Just white wine, and white wine vinegar and olive oil. and mustard. turned out to be good.
Plus DH grilled his garden Zucchini, Onions, and Green peppers . Recipe called for eggplant too but we didn't raise any so omitted that. I spread mashed white beans mixed with lemon juice on toasted wholegrain bread and the veggies went over that topped with a fresh basil leaf for open faced sandwiches. This recipe was from Prevention
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Turned out to be just what the doctor ordered!

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Wish I had some good home grown tomatoes.
I remember the gardens we had when I was a kid.
My sister lived a bad life style and wouldn't quit smoking which really harmed her. I am glad she did receive the Lord before dying though.
I lost two brothers both younger than me. The three youngest have died, the three oldest of which I am the oldest are still alive.
You never know.
Irene

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Hi Irene-
So sad about what your sister went through. I have lost two dear brother's now but they were both older than me by 7 to 9 years. One younger one has recovered from a serious stroke and is doing great but does have diabetes. The other also has diabetes. So far with diet and exersize I have been able to avoid that.
We had rain again this morning and expect more tonight. The plus side is our yard is happy. The flowers and grass and garden love it. We have something from the garden most every meal now. Have two more zuchinni's now to apply a recipe to.
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Tornados are no fun. I used to live in Oklahoma and they have lots of them there. Then close to K C Mo. Years ago my sis was in one. She lived in a mobile home and worked nights so slept days. She didn't hear the alarm and no one told her. She woke up under a part of her mobile home slanted across the water heater or she would have been dead. I'm glad she didn't die then as she wasn't ready to meet the Lord.
She did die a few years ago though and was six years younger than I. She even died before mom did who was in a nursing home at the time.
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I couldn't get on the computer again yesterday evening- my usual time to be able to post-because we were under Tornado threats until 3:00 in the morning.
We just all moved downstairs to daughter's apartment and read books and then ended up sleeping on the pullout couch. This morning they showed pictures of the tornado in the sky, houses with trees on them and lots of trees down. Now lots of flooding going on. Always excitement of some sort. Our water level here rose 5 inches.
I am feeling like my old self today finally .WOOHOO This is last day of antibiotics WOOHOO.
DD's therapist is about to arrive.


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I have been so busy every day it seems. Today had the house cleaned and then went to the dentist.
We are supposed to get a lot more rain in the next couple of days. I wrote a news letter and was going to copy it and lost it. LOL. And nothing new is coming in. I can send I think. Hope this arrives.
We got a shower today and the sky was black. The thunderstorms are to come in Thursday and Friday and there are areas close to the river that are already flooded and water in many homes.
Violence is still rampant on both sides of the river because of drug Lords.
We need much prayer down here.
Sorry I haven't been on much. I just can't keep up.
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Joe I have eaten Skinny Cow ice cream also. The other day I noticed they have Skinny Cow cheese also. Also dairy queen has fudge bars with only 50 calories and Walmart has them with I think 100 calories but half the price.
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Hi Joe- Yes those skinny cows are really good! I like the plain chocolate and vanilla ones-not the mint. What do you get? Pat

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There is ice cream you can eat it's called
"Skinny Cow".
I get it at the grocery store.

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Pat I can't imagine going without ice cream all of my life.
Irene

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Ice cream sounds great to me. We have it quite often. we will have icecream tonight again because I followed the Spark menu plan and my calories came up even less than their menu said. Both today and yesterday was quite delicious following the plan. I had given up using it previously because I thought it was pretty boring . Lots of peanut butter sandwiches etc. But wow-this was great.
Glad you threw out the leftovers. We actually did get sick.
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Forgot to tell you I decided to throw the left over food out as it didn't taste fresh. The only thing I wanted was ice cream and I was a bad girl and my supper was a small blizzard. Better than eating the left overs though and getting sick again.
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Pat I will know more in the morning (I hope it is morning) when the insurance adjuster comes out. I hope their insurance will pay for a rental car and don't think it will take too long to fix. It isn't a huge deal.
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Oh Irene! what a Sunday you had. I am sure your church experience was great though.
We crossed off Chinese restaurants because we had the same experience you did a couple of years ago. I am sure there must be some great ones out there but not willing to try to find out.
We do love Japanese foods though. Much fresher and good experiences .
Too bad about your car but great that they came forward. what will you do for transportation now in the meantime?
We are under more thunderstorm watches after a good downfall.
Take a nap. I will for you too.
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Just got back from church and lunch. Lunch was not good. It was a chinese place recommended to me but it was the most horrible chinese food I had ever eaten and the adtmosphere left much to be desired.
I will be taking a nap soon.
I noticed this morning someone had put a dent in my car. A lot of people were looking at a duplex across the street from me and I figured they backed out of the driveway into my car.
When I got home they came over and confessed so I will have my car out of commission while it is being fixed but they were honest and are calling their insurance adjuster tomorrow.
Healing prayer for all who are ill.
God bless you.
Irene

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Dental work is very expensive but very necessary.

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I know what you mean. I had that root canal done yesterday and I don't have dental insurance and Medicare doesn't cover it either as you know. Today I have the dentist appointment for the crown!

Yes that is great that you are now paid 3 months ahead.!

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Just spent a lot of money today. LOL. Paid 3 months condominium dues, went to a pharmacy and spent $50.00 on something I could carry out in a bag, none of which was prescription medication and put almost $40.00 worth of gas in my car. I sure can't do that every day but glad one of it was a 3 month thing I paid ahead.


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They don't have good drainage.
Irene

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When it rains in Texas it doesn't just rain- it pours! One time our grandson got out his kayac and did a trip around town when the street in front of our house turned in to a river in one of those downpours!

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It is really raining out. Alex is getting closer to land. He can't seem to decide if he will hit Mexico or Texas but we will get rain and wind and maybe tornados. I just looked out and my street is full of water again.
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I always feel for the people in harms way too. They don't always have the same resources to get away as quickly as we do.And you know many of these people personally so it is even more stressful for you.

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The hurricane is to hit south of Brownsville in Mexico. I feel sorry for Mexico. We are expecting lots of rain and wind and people are buying. I'm glad I bought a few things yesterday and filled up with gas as the lines were longer today.

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Glad you are home safe and sound. Hope your shots work in your knee. I am watching the storm now hoping it doesn't cause you any trouble .
I spent the afternoon deadheading roses and other spent flowers, Pooped me out. Came in and napped for a spell.
We grilled our veggies for the third day in a row today.. This time we each had a real beef burger- A gift from two of our daughters. Really good for a change because we rarely have beef.
Good luck! Pat

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Just now got a call from another doctor's office where I had an appointment for July 1. They are closing their office that day so had to reschedule.
Irene

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Just got home from the doctor's. I had an appointment for 3:45 and knew it was supposed to rain this afternoon so called to see if I could get in in the morning. They were booked but later called and had me come in at 2:00. I got my second shot in my knee.
On the way in from my town to the town six miles away where my doctor is my town was hot and dry. About half way there the wind started blowing then it started raining. It floods the streets around here. When I got out I came on home with no rain just flooded streets until I got on the expressway. Everything is fine right now.
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Hi Pat, so glad your daughter is doing so much better. I know you are enjoying getting out some. Glad your basement is dry. Trust you won't get too much rain.
You know my story as I put up my status every day, post and also wrote blogs quite a bit. Nothing new here, Just me myself and I.
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Lots of rain here. But so far we are dry in the basement. The pumps that DH installed last summer kick in once in a while so things seem to be working fine. So far so good!.
Last summer was a nightmare with the flooded basement and all the work that went with that problem. It is now re-carpeted but furniture is not back yet. Working on it.
Our summer this year is much different. We are on nursing duty this year for daughter that had sugery on her foot. She uses a knee scooter to take care of her personal needs but still has to keep it elevated the rest of the time. Her therapist practiced with her already on how to use the crutches to get down the stairs and in to a car when needed. Tues will be her first outing to the doctor.
DH and I are able to leave her for grocery shopping and for working in the yard with our garden and flowers. We are enjoying that for sure.
That is our life right now.
Let me know what is going on with you when you can. I appreciate hearing from you all.
Pat

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Just hope I get out of the doctor's in time to pick it up then drive the 20 miles to TOPS. Surely I will but will be tired I'm sure.
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Irene, Fruit salad sounds great! Have a good day tomorrow and hope you get some answers, Keep us posted. Pat

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Pat hope the tornado didn't get you.
I was able to get an appointment with a specialist for tomorrow but may have to wait as he is doing surgery in the a.m. I will wait as it is necessary to see him. My appointment is for 11:00 and TOPS is at 4:00 or before with a business meeting and supper. I was going to pick up a fruit salad at our big grocery store but may not have time. I know I can't have something sitting in the car all that time.
Have a good night and be safe.
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OK---No movie tonight. We are under a tornado watch again tonight. We are kinda in a rut here!
Got lots done today besides caring for DD. Dentist appointment at 8:00 to 9:00 AM. then did a little shopping-Mulch for our flower beds for one.
Neighbor brought over a delicious Lasanga dish and Banana bread for lunch. More company visits in PM.
Did my own SPARK cooking for dinner.
OK it is thundering outside.
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Oh tornados, they can do so much damage.

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Short night last night. Watched a wonderful movie til 11:00 Pm last night. "Invictus" about Nelson Mandela played by Morgan Freeman. Highly recommend it.
Then DD woke is up about 2:00 "Tornado Warning!" DH refused to leave the sunroom where we were sleeping. Glass windows all around. (He was waiting for the sound of the freight train before HE would budge).
emoticon So I went back to my couch there too.( Our DD with the foot surgery has our bed)
Up again this morning at 5:45 to walk the dogs and care for DD.
The tornedo never touched down but did lots of wind damage in our county and neighboring counties as well . 3 houses caught fire from Lightening strikes.
Our weather .
The great thing about all this nursing care is that I am usually chalking up 13000 steps. Haven't had a minute for my Elliptical yet. I am gradually losing weight too.. Ok got to get to work around here. Loved your blog! Pat


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THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS I AM GOING TO ASK MY DOC BEFORE THE SHOTS BEGIN. I GO IN AT 11:00. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS ON QUESTIONS I SHOULD ASK PLEASE LET ME KNOW SOON.
THANK YOU
IRENE

KNEE SHOTS

WHAT KIND OF SHOT IS IT?

JUST EXACTLY WHAT IS IT SUPPOSED TO DO? WILL IT TAKE THE PLACE OF KNEE REPLACMENT?



DOES IT RESTORE THE CARTILEGE?

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU DONE THIS PROCEDURE?

DO ALL PATIENTS HAVE THE SAME RESULT?

IF I CONSULTED WITH DR. BASSETT WHO DID MY HIP REPLACEMENT WOULD HE RECOMMEND THIS?



ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS TO THIS PROCEDURE?




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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I wrote a new blog, "be faithful to your family-a part of my life".

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Someone on one of the teams told me that their dh had injections but they did not last and it would not take the place of Knee Replacement. If it was someone on here please note the following I googled.
I don't know what the doc is going to shoot me with.
Irene

Synvisc Injections

Clinical trial results have shown that Synvisc injections, a treatment for osteoarthritis of the knees, relieves pain and may delay or omit the need for total knee replacement surgery in some patients.



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You are in our prayers, Irene
My mom taught me- God helps those who help themselves- so please see a doctor about your problem. You don't need it to turn into something more serious !.
We had a wonderful day here for Father's Day.. DD #3 brought all the healthy BBQ fixins over to our house because DD number one couldn't travel yet with her foot surgery. Had BBQ chicken off the grill basted with Cherry BBQ sauce. Great! Also all kinds of Grilled veggies-tasted great even though she didn't use any oil for basting. DD # 2 brought strawberry shortcake for dessert.
There were 10 of us to enjoy the feast!
DH had a wonderful Fathers Day.
Good night, Pat

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Hi everyone. It is me Irene hoping that all the gentlemen are having a wonderful father's day.
I got up at 5:00 this a.m. but went to bed early and slept good.
Sunday School class was good with some real need for prayer also.
The only thing I have a boil or something right where I sit down and when I got up I noticed a spot on the chair. Went to the bathroom and saw it was beginning to drain and went through my clothes. Glad I wore something dark.
I came home after Sunday School as couldn't see myself sitting there for two or three more hours like that.
Had no appetite so ate fruit.
Just pray with me that this thing will go away soon please.
Irene

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Hi Pat. I am about ready to leave for a graduation party for a young guy that I have known since he was born. Really would rather stay home as Sunday is always a busy day.
Had my hair done this morning, have done office work and other things today along with a 2 hour nap.
Glad your daughter is doing better. May she continue to improve.

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Sorry to hear that you are having knee problems!Yes the doctor did recommend shots in the knee-but NOT in place of surgery- I can't remember the name of it(not cortizone or cockscomb-some chemical we can't remember the nme of:) but he said it would only last up to 6 weeks-(only lasted a week for him) and could not be repeated again for 6 months. This was 6 years ago or more. They may have better choices by now.
When you need a nap-take it! I really need mine now we are sleeping on the couch.
Daughter IS doing great. She can get to the bathroom on her own via a "knee scooter". She places the cast-leg knee on this scooter and rolls where she needs to go. Otherwise has to have it elevated above her heart level at all times. She still feels she doesn't need the pain meds recommened every 4 to 6 hours but they keep telling her to take it anyway as the numbness goes away.
The soup can be found in our SPARK recipes (lots of nutrition in only one cup) We love it!
Taking Poochie and DD's dog Scooter to groomer this morning and then go to Farmer's Market for fresh veggies. I furnish the salad tomorrow for a Father's Day family get-to-gether!
Hope you feel better today,Irene!
Pat

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Did the doc recommend the shots to your husband? I have read you can do that instad of replacement. We will see.
I take long naps 2,3 or 4 hours ones. LOL
Glad you could have a little vacation. I would like to have one.
I am glad your daughter came through the surgery ok.
Your soup sounds interesting. Do you have a recipe or do like mom used to do and I sometimes do. Just put the things in the pot?
Irene

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Read your Doc letter- Really enjoyed that. Copied it off for DH to read. He has knee pain too. He has bone on bone so the shots don't help him any. anyway he can relate to you with your troubles.
As for your nap-everyone needs that I think. It rejuvenates me any way.
As for me- We had our wonderful 2 day mini vacation up north with our 3 daughters and one grandson. Wanted Zane to experience Lake Michigan sites because he is from Texas. Well he and his mom left this morning on the train for their trip back to Texas That is the daughter that drove us home this time.
Tues. daughter number one had her foot surgery. So now we are caring for her. She came through the surgery just fine. Came home the same day. Her toes are starting to thaw out so she will start to really need the pain medicine now. The great thing about caring for her is that I chalked 12000 steps yesterday and am already up to over 11,000 today and it is only 7:00 PM. ( And I still took a short nap this PM)
I made my favorite healthy soup for all of us- Kale, Chicken, and Lentil soup. Had to buy the Kale this time. Our Kale producing garden is back in Texas.
That is all for now.
Pat

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Well, yesterday I mainly stayed at home and worked. Did a news-letter but need to finish it today if I have time and get it in the mail.
This a.m. go to the doc and in the afternoon go to TOPS to weigh in. Afraid I did not lose.
If I could only get by without hours of afternoon nap I would go to the gym. Maybe the doc can tell me why I am so tired.
Irene
I FEEL LIKE I AM TALKING TO MYSELF ON HERE

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