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Doing a happy dance --- finally!

If you'd like to know more about where I've been in my health journey, you can find my former intro in my blog dated 6/26/2011, 3/30/2011, 9/16/2010 and 7/10/2010.

Had my annual visit with my doctor this month and had great news! Didn't have any lingering symptoms or physical problems to report. I feel great!

Good news on my bloodwork .. especially whether or not my bone is regenerating since my osteo diagnosis. For now it looks like the Fosamax and diet changes are ...
If you'd like to know more about where I've been in my health journey, you can find my former intro in my blog dated 6/26/2011, 3/30/2011, 9/16/2010 and 7/10/2010.

Had my annual visit with my doctor this month and had great news! Didn't have any lingering symptoms or physical problems to report. I feel great!

Good news on my bloodwork .. especially whether or not my bone is regenerating since my osteo diagnosis. For now it looks like the Fosamax and diet changes are working! Next year my density will be checked again. Cholestrol was a bit out of range, but tolerable.

Non-fat yogurt, almond milk in my coffee, LF cheese and yogurt smoothies by Main Street Cafe are in my daily diet, along with a couple of calcium chews (vit K included), and a calcium citrate and vitamin D tablet at night.

Hope to lose 10 pounds, although I'm happy to be able to maintain my weight with just a 1-2 pound variation, despite the extra calories some calcium-rich foods have that I'm eating now.

Only physical problem I'm facing now is a bunion is forming on my left foot (the foot that was giving me problems because of plantar faciitis). I actually thought it was gout .. but no .. I can now see a small bulge and my big toe is shifting to the left.

My doctor suggests I wait for surgery as long as possible. If you've been in a similar situation, would you agree?
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Member Since: 9/26/2006

My Goals:
Enjoy what feeds my creative spirit: writing, photography, and reading.

Try something new: making earrings and watercolor.

My Program:
Lose a few pounds, get in better shape, get used to a daily routine so I accomplish more, and eat healthier.

Personal Information:
late-50's, dh and have been married for 15 years, have a teenage son, 2 stepsons and three grandkids. Live in rural WI on 3 acres with 2 cats, and an English Springer Spaniel. Our Golden Retriever became an angel April 2007.

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Movie: Chocolat; Big; A Day in the Life of Miss Pettigrew; Finding Forrester.

Hobbies: Photography, Reading, Writing, Gardening

Places I'd visit again: Colorado, Vancouver, Maine, Grand Canyon, U.P. Michigan.

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NARNIA9334
4/6/2014 1:26:58 PM

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6/9/2013 3:08:11 PM

Thank you for your comment. I really didn't realize I was doing anything wrong. I thought it was ok just to link to my blog. It's not like I asked anyone to ever buy anything, which I wouldn't do! :( I just feel sick about this. I only added the ads last week anyway, and I haven't even earned anything yet.



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JSMC10
11/22/2012 8:06:49 AM

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

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JSMC10
11/21/2012 3:47:23 AM

Climb The Mountain


I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.
I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.
I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.
I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.
I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.
I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.
He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."
"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."
"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"
I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."Author unknown

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11/17/2012 6:57:55 AM

I hope you're having a wonderful day! As you can tell, I love quotes lol and I thought this would apply to pretty much everyone, especially myself! Hope you like it emoticon

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

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