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AGGIETERR's Photo AGGIETERR Posts: 2,180
3/25/14 6:24 P

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Our testing system came back online so schools could test this afternoon, but things like that just throw kids and teachers enough off kilter that it is hard to come back and really focus. Knock on wood -- things did go smoothly the rest of the day -- I hope it will continue.

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3/25/14 4:06 P

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my gosh connie, with all the exercise you get while teaching classes, you are probably fitter than a lot of us 50 year olds! that man has some nerve. i had hoped there would come an age when a woman would be valued for other things besides her tight butt. i mean, you want to be fit, but, you shouldn't have to work at looking like a 20 yr old your whole life.

Gail -- She believed she could, so she did.


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BUDGETMAW Posts: 11,868
3/25/14 2:20 P

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Sounds like some good options, Lesley.

Sounds like what went on around here last year, Terr. For days or weeks or something, the system kept crashing. Tests are stressful enough for kids and teachers and parents without something like that. And on you, too! Hope they get your problem fixed soon.

They still don't know what the sore on Greggy's leg is. Unrelated to that, his URI is back. He'd just finished treatment for that when I got him. Apparently he wasn't completely over it and should have continued treatments a bit longer.

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3/25/14 2:07 P

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OMG Connie, I would have had a hard time not firing off an unfiltered response to him even if he's 86 years old!! Starting with, "Dude, stop staring at my ass"!!! You got karma points for taking it gracefully... LOL

Terr, I hope it all gets fixed pronto. What a mess.

I'm slogging along at my desk. I am not too perky today because I got home at 8:00 last night and stayed up too late just puttering and mentally processing the day. I worked at a client's workplace last night until about 7:15 and then after hours one of the guys took me out on the range and I shot a .45 for the first time in about 11 years. Okay, maybe more like 14 years! At 25 yards I hit the bullseye with the first two shots... :) Awesome.

I suspect my tired, overworked boss will be leaving here soon. I think he's looking for another job, and that sort of inspired me to think about something else too. If the client hires me at the range part-time (about 20 hours a week) I don't want another full-time job and I want to be able to keep my clients as well. It occurred to me that with a couple of master's degrees I could consider teaching again (adjunct) and I did a quickie search on WGU's website. They have several part-time positions, and all are remote. I like the idea and am grateful to have another option and some alternatives.

I finished one more client's 2013 stuff and uploaded it to his CPA's office this morning and now there's one to go. She's scheduled for April 6th. I'm going to make it!

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein
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3/25/14 1:27 P

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Starting low carb diet again today. I tried it a couple of weeks ago and gave up after 3 days. So, I am giving it a shot again. In addition, I am making an appointment for some therapy. I need to work on better ways to deal with stress- food and alcohol. Hoping to stick with this for good. Have a great day.

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AGGIETERR's Photo AGGIETERR Posts: 2,180
3/25/14 12:55 P

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The morning started out great, then about 9:30 it all went to crap. The whole new state testing system crashed and I had around 7000 kids in our district logged at the time -- my phones and email blew up with calls and messages. What is super frustrating is that I can't do a dang thing to help except say postpone your next couple of classes and I'll let you know when things are working again. This is hard on the kids and teachers.

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3/25/14 12:24 P

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Maw, you are remarkable! You are a GREAT role model!

My handyman came this a.m. & applied the handy rail to my front entrance for my friends that are in their 80's. These old houses (without porches) didn't really plan on people having challenges to get up & down these steep/narrow steps. I have plans for the front door when Spring actually arrives and the ground thaws.

I made a sauerkraut soup. It's tasty & cuts my 'cravings'. The carbs are little high but serves me well as repelling sugars & baked goods. I gave my handyman a jar since he worked inside with the smell (aroma). LOL He found the reason for my exhaust fan causing so much air coming thru the ceiling. I ordered a couple of parts online. He'll return to install when parts arrive.

Food in place & ready for the day. I teach an arthritis class this afternoon. My 86 year old friend suggest to me this morning that I might want to 'sweat off some weight'. I was taken aback. In the last couple of years, (since I've retired from my HR career), I've widened out.
He's attempting to find me a beau. He feels that if I could get my 'girlish' figure back, I'd attract eligible men. I've known he & his wife for over 25 years.

OK, can anyone read my mind???? Can you read my emotions???? Breathe in . . . breathe out . . . I'll celebrate my 66th date of birth the middle of September. I can still run, jump, ride bike, lift my grandchildren (under 65#) and my butt is sagging & my hips are widening & my abs are sagging. I'm still a GREAT woman . . . I have a brain, experience, excitement and joy.

I better close. Although, as I read what I wrote . . . I'm chuckling. Men in his generation value tight bodies, and well-dressed women with gracious manners and social graces also.

LOL! I paid my own way . . . I protected and provided for my husband and children and have kept this house going and yadda yadda yadda . . .shutting up .. . with a twinkle in my eye.

Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI
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Show Up Today. Set my shoulders. Put On a Smile
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LIVINMYDREAMS's Photo LIVINMYDREAMS Posts: 3,529
3/25/14 12:23 P

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I just had labs done yesterday too. I know my MD will have a fit about the cholesterol when I see him on Monday. Mine is

Cholesterol 275
LDL 204
HDL 48
Triglycerides 115
Cholesterol/HDL ration 5.7 (not too bad)

I have mostly been on track. Some struggles with sugar but still mostly no bread or sugar etc. I don't know why others have low cholesterol even with low carb. I do know in my head what I have read about there being more risk with higher cholesterol. It is just so hard going up against the mainstream thinking with this, and to be honest maybe a bit of fear. But I will stand strong on not taking statins. Do I eat too much fat? I do about 70-75% daily. I seem to fall in that routine and with about 5% carbs and 20% protein. Or somewhere about those numbers. I am really battling any weight loss right now and I truly believe the major factor in that is the hormone anti-cancer pill that I am taking right now. Side effects include increased appetite and weight gain. I have found that to be the case and I crave things that I shouldn't eat. I have hot flashes, feels like pms, dizziness etc. I am trying to plan that when I have this increased appetite to just eat low carb, high fat things. But this is a hormone and it seems to make me want all the stuff that I cannot eat on this WOE. Well I am going to try to be strong through all of this. Tough it out. My friend said, "Yeah Faith that is like a heroin user sticking a needle in his arm and saying I'll tough it out and not get high." Ha, ha. Well I am a strong person and will get through this somehow. With God's help. I came across a Bible verse the other day that says "I will behave wisely," so if I can at least stop in time to think of this I think I will be able to make wise choices. It did work last night!

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NAYPOOIE's Photo NAYPOOIE Posts: 14,437
3/25/14 12:19 P

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Wow indeed on that HDL.

Guess you're going to have to find your motivation elsewhere? How about this thought: your numbers are holding up because your body is in the habit, but habit can be lost if not reinforced. Why wait until it goes bad?

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BUDGETMAW Posts: 11,868
3/25/14 11:58 A

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Had blood work done on Friday and the doc's office called this morning. Pretty quick! In a warped sort of way, the results aren't what I wanted to hear.

Total cholesterol - 216
HDL - 104 (wow!)
LDL - 103
Triglycerides - 41 (very good, but up just a tad)
Fasting blood glucose - 103
Iron - low side of normal
Liver - a bit high

What really impressed me (other than HDL over 100!) is that the nurse said the doctor said that the cholesterol was excellent, even though total cholesterol and LDL are both "high." My last doctor had his nurse tell me he wanted to talk to me about statins when total cholesterol was 206, "because anything over 200 is high."

I wonder if the doctor understands low carb? Not only was she happy with the cholesterol numbers, but she wasn't concerned about the FBG just over 100, even though I have tested as pre-diabetic or borderline diabetic in the past. Dana Carpender said that folks who eat low carb for a long time frequently have slightly high FBG. Something about because we don't have the spikes and dips that "normal" eaters do, our blood sugar remains fairly constant and fasting doesn't make that big a difference for us. Or something like that. Anyway, I asked for an A1c test.

As for the rest, I'm supposed to go back in for a repeat of the liver panel and a HepC test. And I'm supposed to take iron supplements.

So what don't I like about the numbers? Well, my food has been so off plan that I was hoping my numbers would reflect it and sort of scare me back on track. Instead, the cholesterol is better than ever and the FBG is ok. Don't get me wrong - I like the results. There's just nothing there to nudge me back on track.

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3/25/14 11:23 A

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The last couple months have been sneaky, I've hardly seen them passing.

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BUDGETMAW Posts: 11,868
3/25/14 10:29 A

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Got a great night's sleep last night! Odd hours - about 3:30 am to 9:30 am, but a great sleep during those hours. Sure hope I do as well tonight. I need to get all packed, except for my electronics, today. Light colored clothes are in the washer now. Will do darks as soon as these are done. Fortunately the house is reasonably tidy since I cleaned it up for bridge on Sunday. Haven't attacked the cat room yet. Will need to do that before I leave.

I couldn't figure out what looked just a little bit different with the lawn when I got up. Turns out there's just a dusting of snow out there. It's coming down a bit harder now. Not supposed to get any significant snow.

All my spring flowers are up, though not even in bud yet. Daffodils, tulips, and I think a few crocus. Maybe a couple of hyacinths. I do love spring flowers! My birthday is this Thursday so my birth flower is daffodils, which is very apt.

Hope everyone is having a great day and a great week! Do you realize there's less than a week left of this month?

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