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Old 05-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #631
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:23 PM   #632
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And I just got to the point of feeling "trapped" in it. I felt like, "why the heck don't guys have to deal with this stuff? why do we love them the way they are?"

I had yet another busy day. Actually, woke around 3 am and couldn't get back to sleep. When I managed to, I woke after 1! Then I was off to the races to get the macaroni salad made for the picnic tomorrow, etc, etc. Landlady came and brought the cable box and it's not good enough. I need the one that costs $10 more per month.

What good is having cable if you can't have a tv guide channel? How the heck can you tell what's on when? All this time, I've just had to scroll through the channels and it's been thrilling when I eventually come across something I like.

Weight up today after that wacky night's sleep and with all the festivities going on. When Monday rolls back around, I'll be back in the losing mode. I'll do my best tomorrow to keep it low carb.

Monday, there is a freakin parade that goes right down my street! Bands and all. We (Sissy and I) will film it from our porch and maybe hand out cold bottles of water to those who are marching. (I happen to have a bunch of them. Now to just get them cold!)

Will check back tomorrow eve! Hugs to all.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #633
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hey cheryl ! I'm in Kentucky melting in this unbearable heat down here. LOL But my dd said its in the 90's in Pa too. We pretty much hung out at the hotel most of the day. Its been fun seeing my son, but ready to go home. Leaving tomorrow a.m. about 5:30 and my son is upset we're leaving so early. We want to get home and get settled and my daughter misses her baby! LOL Chloe's been fun!
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #634
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It's dreadfully hot and sticky up here, too. It was near if not over 90 today at the farm, and I got some "color." Tomorrow I go back for more.

Glad you are having a good time and sorry you need to leave early. Shawn must be really disappointed.

I have been MIA on the board here for all weekend. Maybe (hopefully) I can write something with some "meat" to it come tomorrow.

Hope everyone is well!
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:48 AM   #635
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cheryl, hope you had a nice weekend! Mine was nice. Kentucky kinda surprised me with how it looked. Flat farm land! LOL Idk what I expected, but that wasn't it. We left yesterday about 8:30 a.m. So not as early as dh wanted, but it was ok. Yes Shawn begged us to stay longer. It was incredibly tough to leave. And not knowing when we'll see him again made it worse.
I fell asleep about 9:30 last night, thats why I'm awake now. That and the fact that my legs feel like they're on fire. Sitting for 8 hrs and not getting out of the car to stretch made my legs & feet swell so bad that my feet are tingly.
I have no clue what my weight is. I ate fairly decent all weekend so hope the scale cooperates. I was starving last night and we ordered pizza and subs. Before we left kentucky I ate 2 cinnamon rolls at the hotel then last night ate a whole meatball sub and 2 slices of pepperoni pizza. Oh wellll.
Oh, btw, cincinnati is a beautiful city! We drove around it going and coming back. I'd love to go there for a weekend! The buildings are awesome! Well, will check in later this morning. Have to watch Chloe from 8-4 today.
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I'm only writing this because you wrote me that lovely (early) post and I'm nearly done with another day. I'm in a lot of back pain and I scheduled a Dr appointment for tomorrow. I have chronic pain; nothing like you have, Tammy, but pain is pain. I want to finally address what the heck is causing my left hip and lower/upper back pain and see a specialist.

I am guessing the lower back pain is simply being over-weight so many years and having this great, big gut and such terrible core muscle strength. I know the whole "counter balance" thing and that is what is causing the low back pain.

But the upper back pain is a mystery. I'm not flat-chested but I'm no Dolly Parton, either. I have such pain inbetween my shoulder blades from just standing at the kitchen sink doing dishes or if I cook. Just simple things like that will cause my upper back to sieze-up. Last night it was like a 6-7 on a 1-10 scale.

My hubby and I used to take turns popping each other's backs. We'd lay on the floor and the other would take our hands and place them on each side of a particular area of the spine, then pop down and it was "crunch"! It felt so much better afterward. I have no one to crunch me anymore and boy do I need an alignment!

I have many issues that I talk with my Dr about but back and hip pain has never really come up because it's on the back burner, so to speak. I'm tired of feeling 70 when I'm only turning 50. I know my body is older than its years because I went through menapause prematurely but MAN! There has to be something that can be done about this.

I'm so sorry you suffer so much, Tammy. Your legs being on fire during and after that drive must have been horrible. Yet, you do these things with a smile and love in your heart. God bless you!

I've only been through Kentucky maybe once and I remembered it as being more rolling hills. But it was so very long ago. Did the grass look blue? LOL

10 minutes to midnight. We had a hellacious storm move through tonight. You could SEE it coming on the horizon. And it came in swiftly. We got lots of wind, rain and small hail stones but no real damage. It could have been really nasty. Instead it broke through this terrible heat-wave we've been suffering in and now it will be back in the 70's with lower humidity.

Poor Tuesday kids! Four weeks in a row, their classes at the therapy place have been messed up by the weather. They had the one class in the barn, which meant no riding, then two weeks in a row it continued to rain and they just cancelled the lessons. Today they cancelled them again but due to the HEAT! How does that saying go? Is Tuesday's child full of woe? These kids surely are!

But us horse peeps have been out in it, no matter what. I did Monday and Tuesday pm and I have so many bug bites. They are more like STINGS. I didn't feel them so much at the time but now they are large welts with little crusts on them, just like a bee sting.

I didn't use bug spray yesterday but today I used it liberally. I even covered areas that were going to be covered with clothes and still I think I got a few new bites. Anti-itch cream isn't helping much. :/

So, tomorrow I see the Dr. Oh, Tammy. I'm right there with you in the pizza and naughty foods department. I caved and bought some light beer and then I ordered a pizza for delivery tonight. I figured if they "throw down" on the Bayou and have Hurricane parties, I could have a "nearly tornado storm" party for one.
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I'm up a few pounds too! I know its water weight from the sub and pizza. Back to the diet today.
Hahaha BLUE grass! Nah, lots of corn fields and OMG the skunks!!!! They were everywhere! My son said they'll attack you too! LOL He said theres always someone getting sprayed! Ewww! LOL There were "rolling hills" in the northern part of Kentucky. But down in the southern part it was completely flat ground.
We had a bad storm here also. The sky was black and we had high winds. No hail though.
My dd got today off, so I have today and tomorrow to relax. Shes always off Thursdays.
Chloe is starting to walk more. Taking more and more steps on her own without her realizing shes doing it. She looks like Bambi, with the wobbly legs! hahaha Won't be much longer now. She'll be 1 on 6/8. Doesn't even seem like a yr has passed.
Sorry you're having back pain. Its def not a good feeling. Living with chronic back pain is awful. When you have back pain, everything hurts.
Going to the dr is a good idea. Insist on an MRI. Its the only way to see whats really going on with the nerves and everything. That hip pain could be nerve issues.
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I guess the Blue Grass is in the rolling hills part of Kentucky. It does look blueish! At least that's what they say. You'd think the horses would turn blue from eating it.

Enjoy little Chloe as she grows and changes. Kids grow up so fast. I watched a movie on Netflix the other night about the Jessica McClure tragedy that happened way back when. I guess you are old enough to remember that. She fell down a well and was trapped inside a pipe in TX for days? Yeesh! It was world-wide news with a very happy ending. Can't imagine how she managed to get down in there in the first place.

Have the results from the x-rays but I don't know if they will order the MRI. As I figured, it only shows mild Osteopenia in my sacral spine, bilateral hips show nothing (left hip is the one that hurts) and the lumbar spine shows nothing. "They're normal, Cheryl! Great news!" No. Not great news, honey. I wouldn't have gone to the Dr if I felt good.

So I'll call them and ask about the MRI but I hate those. In the meantime, I will wear a bra 24/7 (not super busty but it might help to harness those suckers.) I will be more conscious of my posture and take Motrin on a schedule. I will start to exercise and improve my health in that way. It's high-time I did regular exercise, anyway.

I will use not only the pain for incentive but the horse lessons. I won't get much out of the $$ I'm putting into the lessons if I'm not fit enough to practice what I'm being taught. Sometimes I think I should just put the lessons off for this season but I know that's not a great move. I need that weekly reminder that I have to face this issue and take control of my health.

It can't be managed by diet alone. I'm at the stage in my weight loss journey where it is imperative. I kept saying, "When I break the 200's" or "When I'm this or that." It's all just procrastination and putting things on the proverbial "back burner."

And I'm so tired of having the same old clothes to wear! I refuse to buy more clothes and I can't get under the 70's the way I keep screwing around with my diet. I was doing GREAT up until Mother's Day when I had two lite beers when we went out for dinner. Then that was it. I got the taste for beer again and that has been my weakness ever since. I've had a few other mishaps but as of last night, I went hog-wild, like I was on a load.

I have the rest of all that food and drink to take out May in style, then I'm going to really focus in June. I want to see how slim I can get by my nephew's wedding on the 30th. But more than that, I want to see how much pain I can get rid of!

It's lovely today! A/C's are off, windows are open, grass was mowed this morning as I slept, and there's a wonderful breeze blowing. Sunny, mid-70's, my kind of day.

I bought two goldfish a week ago (or less) and they love me! They get all excited when I walk by! Tropical fish don't do that. They are in a small, thick crystal bowl and when they start spending too much time at the surface (gulping air), I take them to the kitchen sink. I run the tap water until it feels like the same temp as the water they are in, then I let the water just run into the bowl and flush out the old stale water. They love it! I plug the sink so if one slips out it won't be disastrous. I need to do that about every other day. I then add a little bit of that stuff that makes tap water safe. (City water has all those things like chlorine and crap. I filter my drinking water in a Brita filter.)

Let's see. What else is new? Well, today is the only day I have NOTHING on my schedule and I'm taking full advantage of it. I'm staying in my PJ's (until I go out and do a bit of weeding which I told the landlady I'd do.)

I'm in a terrible sleeping pattern again and it's only going to get worse. I'm so used to taking more than one sleeping pill that I'm going to be running out of Restoril in about a week. I want to save two for the night before the wedding so I can at least get a good sleep the night before that special day but I don't know if I can exercise that kind of control.

I am up until around 3 am or so then sleep until 1 or 2 pm. (2pm today.) It's already 3:30 and I'm just finishing my first cup of coffee. What a waste of a beautiful day.

When I saw the Dr yesterday, I told him (though he was doing something else on the computer and I don't know if he even heard me) that I don't want him to renew my script for Restoril. I can't refill them without a renewal and I don't want him to refill them even if I do ask him to later on at a weak moment. Enough is enough! I've been taking sleeping pills for far too many years.

So, after today and finishing all the beer and food from yesterday, I'm going to go back to the diet I was eating before, which was basically eggs and cheese and cream in my coffee. Sauteed veggies in my scrambled eggs, etc. I have been eating more things like burgers, hot dogs, fish, etc and I find that it's more of a chore than a delight. I have a pork tenderloin that I defrosted. I know you aren't supposed to refreeze food but I'm going to do it. I'll freeze the rest of the fish I have, too.

In other news, I've been getting terrible bug bites at the farm. Monday and Tuesday were so terribly hot and the bugs were unmerciful. I'm still scratching the bites and it's Thursday! Monday I wore no protection, Tuesday I was covered with bug spray even on areas that were going to be clothed. Each bite has a little scab on it, like a bee sting. And anti-itching creams do nothing to help them. It is enough to make you want to wear clothes that cover every inch of your body, even though it's 90 degrees outside. Maybe if I eat more garlic. They actually add it to the horses' grain and it's to decrease the bugs. Don't think it helps them much at all.

I haven't weighed in the past two days but I was 177 at the Dr's office, fully clothed (no shoes.) So I'm up about 5 lbs through all my shenanigans. June is coming. May is behind me! And I managed to make that move into my duplex, against all odds.

Sorry I keep jumping from subject to subject. I'm scattered today and I have to stop and think what else to say. I know I haven't been around much at all and I want this to be all-encompassing.

I will be taking my riding lesson tomorrow, even with the tailbone injury from last week and even with the pains in my left hip and back. Oh freakin well! Life must be lived.

I'm thinking of picking up a few mornings at the farm for just the first few weeks that I've run out of sleeping pills. Just stay up all night and work my tail off at the farm, then come home and stay busy, then go to bed at 10 pm. Do that for a few days and I'm bound to reset.

I'm going to make a few other rules. No caffeine after 12 noon. No water or other fluids (except to take pills) after 9pm. That will be a hard one. All I know is when I've been drinking beer, that's why I've been getting up at 3 or 4 in the morning. To PEE! Water doesn't do that to me, so maybe just taking beer out of the equation will fix that problem.

Ramble-ramble! Okay. I just called the Dr's office and said I wanted an MRI. They are going to see if he'll order it and then I have to come in and sign something that will be faxed and then I can go to a place for an open MRI. I'm not super claustrophobic but open is fine by me.

Well, I guess that's enough for one post. I'll do another one if I forgot something. Hugs and love to all!!! Sorry I've been MIA. Will try and do better in JUNE!
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No MRI for me. Muscle relaxer being faxed into the local pharmacy. Good God. How am I going to function or ride a horse when "under the influence" of one of those? We shall see, won't we!
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I made it through half of the lesson, but the pain was intense from the moment I got on. I had taken a Flexeril and four Motrin before going. It was just as if I'd taken placebos. I get nothing out of that muscle relaxer. Not even a drousy feeling. It's like I took nothing at all. Anyway, after a few minutes of feeling like I wouldn't be able to ride at all, suddenly I was able to move and got the horse walking around the arena. But a little after 1/2 of the lesson had passed, suddenly my left hip just spasmed on me and I had to have the instructor remove my foot from the stirrup and pull my leg up in front of the saddle, near the horse's neck. Then the pain was eased. They then took me over to the mounting ramp (where the disabled kids get on and off their horses) and they helped me get off. I was in tears and so much pain. I just stood there crying and saying, "F-ing Dr." Monday morning I'm going to call him and tell him I need to see an ortho doctor, NOW. I can't continue to do riding lessons. This was the first time I couldn't even get through the full hour and dismount without help. I was worse today by far. So the instructor is going to have me learn to lunge the horses on a long-line. Something I wanted to learn to do anyway, but I didn't expect to pay $25 to learn how to do that. I wanted to ride. Now that is out of the question for me. I have to find out what the hell is wrong with me.
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Striving toward my new goal (see siggy.) I know I can reach it. I am going to start using my treadmill and buy a pump to firm-up my exercise ball. I will be doing exercises that will help make riding easier and to loosen and strengthen those key muscle groups. I've found some good Youtube videos that show some excellent moves to do just that. Now I need a good pump. (The people who live upstairs are into bicycling. Maybe they have a good pump I can borrow.) I just wish it had the kind of valve that didn't allow air to escape when the pump end thingy was removed.

I'm going to aim for 3 miles on the treadmill every day. Walk/jog, working up to all running. Then when I get there, I'll increase it to 5 miles and go back to walk/run until I can run all 5 miles. Doing that regularly should be plenty. I don't feel the need to work up to a full marathon or anything. I just want to get the cardiovascular benefit and build up my endurance, etc. It will also help to rev my metabolism, which obviously needs some "revving."

Another barn day today. Hoping it doesn't rain yet again but it's looking like it will. I've been praying so that the poor kids finally get to ride! Please join me in prayer, if you are a pray'er.

Got to go to the library to print out an application to hand in tomorrow evening at the Fish and Game. I want to rejoin so that I won't be trespassing on their property every time I take Cisco up there to swim. It's right behind my house so just a short walk up the road. Then I need to go to Staples and print up a bunch of color copies of flyers for the therapeutic riding center. They are having a "Hogs for Horses" ride to benefit the center and I have posted some flyers where "hogs" gather. I want to spread the word. I know how bikers love to ride for good causes.

Then I need to price a bunch of tag sale items. Saturday I will be with my old neighbor all day long at a tag sale in her yard. I hope it doesn't rain!!! My Lord! We need a break from all this rain. Please send it to places who are thirsty! We've had more than our share.

Cisco gets groomed tomorrow at noon so she'll have her short hair for the summer. The upstairs peeps will be laughing when they see her cause she looks like a totally different dog.
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You can make it to your goal. I always can get to goal, just keeping it off is the issue.
Exercising always made me feel good. Wish I could at least go on long walks. No such luck. I use to be a gym rat! No kidding. I'd spend 2 hrs there a day. LOL
I started a journal on the journal board. Maybe it'll help me. Who knows!
Chloe is really getting the hang of walking now. She's going to be running around soon! LOL
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Can you post the link to your journal so I can find it? I'll gladly subscribe and cheer you on. I wish you could exercise and do what you used to love. I'm so sorry you have to stop working out. I wish a mighty miracle for you! I have prayed for you and I don't believe that prayers ever expire. It is still in effect!
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Idk how to post links. I'm on my phone and can't copy and paste. I've tried to figure it out and can't. GRRRR!
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I don't think it can be done on a phone, but if you can get on a computer, just right click on the journal link (under your "control panel" "Subscribed threads") then right click here in a post and click "paste." Simple!

I am so tired!!! Two days at the farm and basically doing much of the work myself has worn me down to the nub. But I LOVE IT! I can't get enough of the horses. I just love going "to work." I hope to God someday they will hire me. I don't need much money! And I'll work my tail off for them, just like I do now.

I washed my sheets and have an ultra-clean and comfy bed to retire into tonight. I took a hot-hot-hot shower and am now snuggled in tightly. Tomorrow is a day of "rest." Run down to the Library to print the Fish and Game application, fill it out and then go to their meeting at 7 pm. Go to the groomers at noon and drop off the pooch for a "hair cut and a bath." She will be skinny for summer, like her Mom!

Other than that, I need to go and focus some much-needed attention on the old house and its contents. I have the full day of tag saleing at my "ex-neighbor's" house and then I found out there is another tag sale (another benefit tag sale) also this Saturday and they are looking for donations! Ugh! Through the therapeutic riding center.

Then there is this benefit event that I've been focusing on, which involves making color copies and posting them all over the place. I hit the grocery store in my little town, my favorite pizza place, the best real restaurant in my town (a Texas-style saloon and grill), the American Legion (It allows smoking at the bar! Some kind of loop hole, there,) a Harley Davidson Dealership, a Feed store in town and I even found a few Harley guys in parking lots where I was at, so I stuck one flyer up under his helmet (left on his seat; this was the other day) and today the guy I saw was actually standing at his bike. He said he'd post the flyer at his club and spread the word!

Then I contacted two publications that are local and inquired about their rate for posting ads for non-profits. Waiting to hear from them. I wish I had a bike!! Or at least knew of someone who would be riding in this rally alone. I'd pay the $15 to be their passenger! How fun would that be? LOTS!!

Off to sleep I go. Must unwind. Yeesh! Busy week, but what's new?
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You sure are busy! LOL Don't know how you do it. You shouldn't have trouble sleeping, right?
Well I guess if you want to find my journal you'll have to look on the board. Oh well.....
The visit with chloe and her dad went well. My dd and him talked about the custody arrangement and hes signing the papers with no arguement. I'm ecstatic for my dd. He'll have chloe during the day on Saturdays (after his dumb football season is over!). He asked my dd if he could get her on sundays until then and she said no. Thats her day off! geeze!
Eating was ok today. My stomach is growling now! Yikes!
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I'm so glad the custody stuff is being settled. I did sleep well last night! I took a muscle relaxer so it must have "sealed the deal." I fell asleep with two lights on and woke up at 10 am. Feel good, but now I have to hurry to get ready to take Sissy to the groomers. Off I go! Got more things I have to get done while she's getting all beautiful. Then I'll try and do my first 3-mile walk on the treadmill.

Have an awesome day!
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Awesome goal, Cheryl. I learned as an secondary education major all those years ago that goals need to be behavioral and SPECIFIC to be attainable! Forget all that dreamy stuff and focus on tasks that you can do, and goals that you can measure! Atta girl!

I'm about to go visit my journal and post about the lab work I got back from my doctor's office. All good, but I appear to have a thyroid problem.

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I thought you had one before? I remember you were tested for thyroid issues a while back. Well, good golly miss molly! Take some meds and watch the lbs fall off. I know; it doesn't work that way. But at least you found out soon after the problem materialized!

I like my new goal, too. I didn't do the treadmill yet today but I did weed wack the entire front lawn at the old homestead. I am involved in a tag sale with an "ex-neighbor" and I thought it was a good idea to get the front yard ready in case I wanted to have the tag sale spill over into my yard. If not, I can having my "moving sale" the following week, before the grass gets tall again.

I am so TIRED!!!! I don't have time to tell all because in about 15 minutes I'm heading over to the Fish and Game with $100 cash to rejoin. $35 "Initiation fee." That's just bald-faced BS! $60 for annual membership and $5 for the button that allows you to fish. All told, $100. Grrrrrr!

Sissy got groomed and then she got to roam the old neighborhood while I weed whacked. We are back home now and I'm wishing I could crawl into my PJ's. Soon! But then tomorrow is more running and being productive. Yeesh!

Have a very blessed and relaxing evening tonight, ladies.
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Table is gone but it was yet another fiasco. Truck wasn't big enough. I was ready to scream or cry and I did not hold back my frustration well at all. I'm just OVER all the drama of selling things that need to be sold. It's not that hard, people! Just bring the right sized truck and come prepared with lots of bungee cords and blankets and things to cushion delicate items. That's all!

So now I have money to be able to pay for my riding lessons. As long as my hip holds out, I will keep taking them. Only two big-ticket items I have left to sell are a 14,000 BTU A/C unit and an oak entertainment center. Everything else is small stuff.

I got a lot of things cleaned up and priced for Saturday's tag sale in the old 'hood. I have a lot more to do tomorrow but I'm sure I'll get it done. I could make a tidy sum of money if many of the things I priced today sell. I figure people never pay the asking price, so I always pad the prices slightly so people think they are getting a deal. Such is the way of the world.

Tired tonight, but nothing new. Pain is much better today than it has been. Went back and forth with the Dr's office and they are going to order me some lab work and send me to an Ortho specialist. Yea! That's what I wanted to happen. It's almost Friday again and progress is so slow. When all you do is play "phone tag", nothing ever gets done. Grrrrrr!

Off I go to bed. Hope Cisco's tummy troubles are behind her (no pun intended.) Have a lovely night, ladies. See you on the flip side, I hope.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #652
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Cheryl, you have gotten SO MUCH accomplished in the last few months that I can hardly believe it. You are truly starting a whole new life for yourself, and I think it's fantastic!

Hope you sell lots of stuff and make tons of cash!
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:45 PM   #653
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!!! Thanks, Jessica. I can't even recognize my life, compared to how it used to be. I literally would go like two weeks without even leaving the house or driving to the store. I almost never have a day or two where I can just relax!

I went for my riding lesson and the instructor was surprised to see me. I hadn't notified her that I was cancelling so that tells you how poorly things went last Friday. Then I rode with the Surcingle and two saddle pads, which is what the equine manager thought would be a better option for me, due to my hips. It was a bit better but not really. Plus it has no stirrups so your legs just kind of "hang there."

I got through about half the hour and then said I'd like to try Lunging him. It was fun but not $25 worth of fun. I wrote her an email when I got back home and had time to think it over and I told her that I would just stop the lessons for now. I have better things to do with $25/week! As the weight comes off of me and as I see the ortho specialist, get on new meds, maybe get new treatments, things will open up for me to try riding there again before winter creeps back in.

I just lost some of what I'd written. Damn it! I hate when that happens. If the cursor is over part of the post and you accidentally swipe a finger over the mousepad, ooops!

Anyway, I was saying that it will be nice to spend the day with my old neighbors tomorrow, and if I don't sell all my crap, I'll take it back into the house and have my "moving sale" in the next week or two before the yard has the chance to get too high again.

I need to get to sleep early tonight so I feel rested when the alarm goes off at 0600. Not sure how I'm going to transport my stuff over to the neighbor's house. I might pack the car or just use the wheel barrow a few times. ???

Have a lovely evening, y'all.

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Old 06-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #654
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Tag sale was okay. I sold some stuff and the rest of what I'd drug over there I just let them take to the next donation place. I didn't want to deal with moving it back inside. Instead it all went to a lady who "mans" a tag sale booth every weekend, with profits going to the blind. A good cause, so I'm glad it helped others.

I've been having problems now with numbness in my fingertips when I wake up (wakes me up during the night.) I haven't had the numbness in AGES but it started after weed-whacking the old front lawn. Since then I have it whenever I grasp things, like when I'm doing dishes, writing with a pen, etc. Making the 8 huge tag sale signs right after doing all that weed-whacking was too much over too few days. Now I'm paying for it.

I've had testing done and I was told I didn't have carpal tunnel syndrome. Maybe if I can get the dang MRI done, it might have an answer to all my curious symptoms. That and maybe some good lab work, including Lyme testing.

Other than that, today was nothing but resting. I have stayed in my PJ's all day and slept until almost 1 pm. It's been cloudy and humid and I thought for sure we'd have a T-storm but it seems to have passed. Fine by me, though I'm so used to being rained on lately.

I've been on-plan during the day and off-plan when I get home. I have had a bad dieting weekend so I'm taking the weekend out in style and beginning again tomorrow morning. There isn't much else I can do about it.

I hope everyone is well and having a good weekend! Hugs to all.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:08 AM   #655
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Weighed myself this morning, after my weekend of excess and I was shocked to find I was up 11.2 lbs in just 3 days. I hate this part about "dieting." I'm just tired of how fast the weight comes back on when you've been dieting and then you blow it for a few days.

I called my Dr's office a few minutes ago. The last time we talked was Thursday. I had waited for them to call me back and they didn't get back to me. With all the stuff I was doing to prepare for the Tag Sale on Saturday, I let it slip by and I didn't call them before they closed for the weekend. Come to find out, they called in a script for me to my local pharmacy as well as ordered me lab work. Nobody called. I'm so sick of this. It makes me feel like I'm not taken seriously.

So now I asked them to call in the lab work order to Quest Diagnostic and that I'd get the blood drawn soon. Will pick up the drug on the way to the barn. I don't know what it is and they said it is for pain and inflammation. I tried to look it up in my drug book but I don't know how it's spelled. I got tired of asking the chick who answered the phone at the pharmacy questions. She had to ask the pharmacist each time and put me on hold. I started to ask another question and then I just stopped and said I'd ask when I got there.

So that's all the news. Today I am back on plan, but unclear on how I should proceed. I'm tired of this on and off stuff. Maybe I really just have to learn how to eat in moderation and not have any food on the "I can't eat that" list. Maybe that is the only true answer for long-term, permanent weight loss.

I hope whoever is still reading my posts on my journal thread are doing well today.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:06 AM   #656
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Cheryl, how are you? I hope you're doing ok. Come back! Miss you!
I'm back on JUDDD and down 3.6 lbs! I have to do something and get serious. I feel so fat!
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I guess I got tired of talking to myself on my journal. I'll talk now that I know there is at least one person out there.

I'm glad you are trying JUDDD. I hope it works great for you. I know how old dieting can get. If JUDDD makes you feel like you aren't really dieting, and if it can bring you results, then WTG! More power to ya!

I am in the midst of being completely off of any plan. I won't bother saying more than that. Brain-storming what to do next and not jazzed about anything that comes to mind. Hating all this continual dieting and falling off the wagon and regaining. Need to find a way to make new habits along the way, not just diet and lose in the short term.

That's about all the news right now. Since I stopped going to the riding lessons on Friday, I have less reason to leave the house. Coupled with the fact that I cancelled barn duty on Tuesday and didn't go to the committee meeting regarding a fundraiser that is happening at the end of July, I've given myself the week off. I guess I needed some down-time.

That's about all I have to share right now. Thanks for missing me, Tammy.
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I kept looking to see if you posted anything new! LOL Then I decided that maybe if I wrote to you, you'd come out of hiding! LOL
Yeah, I think if I can control myself and have some sort of plan for my up days, I'll do fine. I have to have some perimeters and not eat donuts and cake.
Well, I sent my daughter on a date! Yep, she actually went. He's not her type, so to speak. She went back and forth for a while and I talked her into it. He goes to church, the same one she goes to. So he knows Chloe and she goes to him. He sits with my daughter! Hes liked her since they were in high school, the 10th grade. He took her to crab house for seafood. Her favorite!
My daughter got a new job.....so much better than she has now. She knows her boss! So she is going to have to learn how to seperate work from her personal life. Should be interesting! And the guy she is out with also knows her boss and boyfriend. My daughter was good friends with her boss's bf in college.
Chloe is signing! I got her "the signing lady" dvd's for her bday and shes picking it up. She is so smart! Today she signed "eat" and "excited"! She knows milk and grumpy too! LOL This is fun.
well, i could go on forever but I won't! hehe Ttys!
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I've been thinking a lot about how I should proceed in a mannor that will help me to learn to live a lifestyle rather than to just lose weight by dieting. I feel that restrictive diets do only one thing. Well, maybe two things. They help you to lose weight rapidly and they set you up to fall backward in such a way as to gain much of it back.

So after much contemplation, I have come up with a plan that will work for me. I am going to eat things that can be found in the periphery of any store. All fruits and vegetables without any exceptions, deli meats and cheeses, meat, fish and eggs, dairy (will try to keep to the most organic or "whole" dairy and avoid highly processed products), and organic breads, cereals and nuts.

I will eat only those things and try to eat "meals" and not just eating things like I have been. I want to make "mealtime" something that is more normal. Over the years, living alone, if I wanted a salad, that would be my meal. I'd add protein to it and call it a meal. If I wanted a potato, it was again "the meal." I'd top it with all kinds of stuff and that would be all I'd eat. Well, maybe there is something to the old fashioned "meal" of meat, potatoes and veggie. I haven't eaten that way in so many years that I don't know if I can adjust to that mentality. Only on holidays has such an assortment of foods been available at one sit-down meal.

I'll eat condiments like mayo, butter, mustard, etc. I'll still steer clear of sugar and flour, for the most part. But I will no longer live in a world where a sandwich can not be eaten. Where a bowl of oatmeal is taboo.

I'm going to incorporate the daily exercise into my plan. I will begin with the 3 miles per day on the treadmill, then work up to 5 miles per day. I will walk and slowly build up to running. I know that I will strive to run most of it because I'd rather get the deed done quicker than walking will allow.

So I'll eat those foods in such a way as to make meals, and I will workout every day. Eventually I will find that I fall into a rhythym and my intake will fall below my output and I'll begin to not only lose weight and inches, but find a normal way of living and eating. If I stick to this plan, I can then learn how to keep it off, as well. I won't have to do a "P2" or a "P3" phase, just eat and drink according to these healthy guidelines.

In addition, I will buy my food at Farmer's Markets whenever I can. It will be healthier and tastier than the store-bought crud. I want to find enjoyment in the simple foods that God has created for us. If it comes from the ground or from a tree, then it was designed by God and I can trust it. How can I go wrong eating things that the Lord created for us?

I agreed to do a pm shift at the farm on Saturday. They needed someone and I decided to come and help. I will be glad to have a sunny, dry day to work in and the horses will give me some therapy as well.

That's all the news. This is how I will proceed for the next several months. We shall see where it takes me.

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I kept looking to see if you posted anything new! LOL Then I decided that maybe if I wrote to you, you'd come out of hiding! LOL
Yeah, I think if I can control myself and have some sort of plan for my up days, I'll do fine. I have to have some perimeters and not eat donuts and cake.
Well, I sent my daughter on a date! Yep, she actually went. He's not her type, so to speak. She went back and forth for a while and I talked her into it. He goes to church, the same one she goes to. So he knows Chloe and she goes to him. He sits with my daughter! Hes liked her since they were in high school, the 10th grade. He took her to crab house for seafood. Her favorite!
My daughter got a new job.....so much better than she has now. She knows her boss! So she is going to have to learn how to seperate work from her personal life. Should be interesting! And the guy she is out with also knows her boss and boyfriend. My daughter was good friends with her boss's bf in college.
Chloe is signing! I got her "the signing lady" dvd's for her bday and shes picking it up. She is so smart! Today she signed "eat" and "excited"! She knows milk and grumpy too! LOL This is fun.
well, i could go on forever but I won't! hehe Ttys!
Cross-post! Glad we are thinking of each other. That's great, about your daughter being out with a nice man. Who knows where it could lead? I think we need to think outside the box when it comes to love. I don't know how we end up being drawn to certain men but you'd think we'd learn a better way to make a match! Somehow our instincts always lead us astray.

Cool about Chloe signing! Wow! I totally agree with teaching kids to sign. What a great way for them to communicate their needs before they can verbalize them. WTG!!

I'm going to hit the hay for tonight. But I wanted to let you know I saw your post and that I read it. Hugs to you tonight, Tammy. Bless you, sweetie.
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