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Day 284 Woke up sore

Friday, April 25, 2014

I woke up sore....But that wasn't a surprise.
The days I don't go to the gym I will be walking
to the park. Yesterday I started doing the
cleaning of the window/blinds at the church.
It will take me two months to do them all. I
have lost enough weight to be able to do more
cleaning that I used to. By the third double
window...my arms were hurting. So glad I
set a schedule that I will only so do many each
week. Today I am glad I am forced to get out
of the apartment and do things. I need to
finish the Sanctuary/ Narthex (sp?)/Bathrooms/
and Hallways today. I am so glad I did some of
the Sanctuary yesterday. Bob will be going to
pick up his new glasses...so he will drop me off
at the gym. But that will be later today. I will
be able to get the cleaning done that I need to
today before going to the gym. The last time
I went to t he gym...I finally didn't feel like the
odd one out. I am going to Planet Fitness. There
big thing is ...No judgement. There are others
just as heavy as me. All sizes and ages. But I
can tell you ....lol The weight lifter I saw the
last time...WOW. What a body. Even better
was the smile and hi he gave me when we passed.
That sure told me what a good heart he has. He
had a body straight out of a magazine. It was
impressive.

Well I am so glad I have the things that will get
me moving. Once I move it seems easier to deal
with the soreness. That is important. I'm trying
to figure out what I want for lunch. Think it will
be kielbasa and cabbage. Any time I can have a
meal with no carbs...I am happy. Carbs is what
I struggle with. I love them!!! So I have to really
plan ahead to keep them at a good level and not
go wild eating them.

I am enjoying all this warmer weather and Sun!
Everything is getting so green here in West Virginia.

I wanted to show a photo I took at the cat shelter.
I make it into a poster board for them to put up on
display. There grand opening is May 1. They have
been remolding a city school that is 3 stories high.

I sent it to PURR WV. They should get it Tuesday.
The shelter is 30 minutes away....so I don't get to
go there to often. That is why I do the photos on
the computer. Here is an Easter one I did.

I so enjoy photos...
Well I am on my 3rd cup of coffee...waiting for Bob to
get home. He will be tired. Hope he goes to bed
within an hour of coming home. If not I may be
going to the gym later than planed. Oh well its
the going to that is important. I plan to have a
positive and productive day.

  
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MCFITZ2 4/25/2014 8:33PM

    Connie I remember when you first started your job and how difficult it was for you. You have come such a long way in what you are able to do. I am so proud of you. I am so glad you started the team. It is the only place that I felt a kinship and a feeling of belonging. Thank you so much. emoticon

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LADYSTARWIND 4/25/2014 1:24PM

    Wish I could join you for that coffee this morning...it sounds good!
Love your kittie pics and posters...and am sure the shelter does as well. That is really a great thing to do!! I've considered volunteering over at the shelter here, but like you, its quite a trip. (And I'm not sure I could emotionally do well with it...fear of emotions is a real negative....)

Hope you enjoy the gym later!!
patti

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Day 283 Joined a Gym

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I feel like a fraud....283 days since i joined
The passed 6 months I have been away from
this site more than here. And sure enough
I have struggled with my weight during this
time.

I went into a huge depression a few weeks after
my Dad died. I am one of those people who handle
an emergency fine...then later they lose it. Even
though I dealt with all the craziness during the
funeral and all that goes with it....I got thru it.
Even dealing with a family member that stuck
there nose in where it didn't belong. Which
ended up them getting into a heated argument
with my husband over the phone.
Bob was back home. His company
wouldn't pay him if he came to the funeral....that
was sad. We couldn't afford to lose the money....
so we dealt with it. Thank the Good Lord for
texting and phones. Well true to form....
I hit a wall weeks later. The family member
stirred up the crap that happened during the
funeral. I stated my feelings and ended it.
This did not help my depression and set me
into a downward spiral. I kept the problem with
the family member from Bob. I wasn't stressing
him out with my family's crap. He told me about
the phone call during the funeral and we discussed
it ...then we dropped it. We both know I had enough
stress at that time. I wasn't bringing it back up with
Bob. Enough of that.

I joined a gym 9 days ago. I went to gyms before so
I know most of the machines. I have a trainer of
sorts do up what he though I should do. I think he
saw this big lady and felt she couldn't do much.
Silly man. I made a decision on my second visit to
change what he gave me. I took away some that
hurt my hip....which never gave me problems before.
Also some that were so hard to do with my knees
being what they are. I added 8 more machines.
Three for my stomach alone. Also more for my upper
and lower back. The inner and outer legs are a must
to exercise....must have that machine. I so don't like
cardio.....he has my heart range between 100 and 125.
That is just to low. I have to peddle in slow motion to
stay that low. As long as it isn't spiking while I cardio
then I am fine. I am dividing up my cardio into 10
minutes on different machines. Its easier for me to do
10 on elliptical then 10 on treadmill. He has me doing
a 5 minute bike warm up ....then 20 mins cardio after
the workout. 20 is sure enough for me right now. I
will add to that in a few weeks after my muscles get
used to the workout and aren't screaming when I move.
The gym guy wants me to alternate upper and lower
workouts each time I come. That would be fine if I was
going 5 days a week. I am only going 3. So I will do a
head to toe workout each time. Here are the machines
I and exercising on. I do them in this order so I don't
go back and forth all over the gym...I just go with the
layout of the machines. I do 2 sets on each machine...the
weight changes.

Bike 5 min warmup
Seated leg curl...40 lbs
Chest press....40
Fixed pull down...40
Seated row....25
Shoulder press...20
Biceps curl...30
Triceps press...30
Back extensions...30
Abdominal....30
(another)Abdominal....50
(and another) Abdominal...40
Hip addictions(outer)...50
Hip addictions(inner)...50
12 stretches
10 minutes elliptical
10 minutes treadmill

I was at the gym forever yesterday deciding on what
machine I wanted to add to my list...and doing those
machines to see if they would hurt my knees. I was
surprised how many of them dealt with me getting on my
knees. If I do get on my knees ....I cant walk for days and
the pain in terrible. I learned to never do that. One knee
replacement was enough for me. I also made sure I got
the names of each machine. They only go by numbers
when recording on paperwork. I have added the name of
each machine on my big card. Once I knew the adjustment
of seats and weights recorded for each machine I was done.
I brought a blank card home along with mine to write up a
new workout list. Now I am ready for anything...lol

That was some workout for me. Once I redid the card
at home....I went to work at the church. I knew I would
be so much sorer the next day. My body is not used to
exercise machines. After work....
I was hungry. Supper was in the oven and I
didn't want to eat....so I grabbed my camera and went
to the park. The first time I walked to the park....I about
died. I was only 1/4 of the way there and my lower back
burned in pain...I was hurting big time...and out of breath.
My breathing was so loud. I had to sit for a good hour
before I forced myself to walk home. The total walk to
the park is a mile. Yesterday I not only walked to the
park...but I walked back without having to sit down.
There was no pain...deep breathing. I did stop and take
a lot of photos. Was so much fun.

Having energy is such a HIGH!!!

I put 2 thick boneless pork chops on the grill when I got
home. Carrots and potatoes were roasting in the oven.
I only cut enough of the potatoes for one meal. No
leftovers. Its nice to have them...but Bob will continue
to eat them till they are gone. The pork chops were on
foil and i seasoned them. They came out so juicy and
tender. What a good supper. A trick I now do when I
am eating lunch and dinner. Half of my plate has to
be a non starch vegetable. This helps me control the
calories I am eating. I also have to go back to eating
just 2 meals a day. That is what works best for me.
I like to eat volume and eating 2 meals makes them
larger and more satisfying for me. I will have a banana
or apple during the day for a snack but that's all.

My goal is to get the pounds off that I put on the passed 2
months. I put on 11 pounds. Thank God I put a stop to the
gain. It was so much harder to stop eating everything my
heart desired. I tried so many times. It finally clicked.
I won't even get on the scale till May 3. I am afraid that I
will have a set back if I see the scale not moving down
fast enough. I know being sore from all the new exercise
at the gym will effect the scale. It always had for me. My
sore muscles seem to hold water. I always weigh more
when I am sore. Giving myself over a week before getting
on the scale ...will give me more time to make a better loss
on the scale. Mind games.

I just took a few minutes to get dressed. I put on a pair of
jeans. They slid on easy and did not pull or tug any where.
They fit just like they should. It always makes me feel so
good to have clothes fit nicer. The photo at our sons
wedding showed my weigh-loss. I will have to post the before
and the wedding to show the difference.
Look at the indent under those boobs. To me that is
HUGE!!!

Well I need to get lunch and to work.


  
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LADYSTARWIND 4/24/2014 5:01PM

    I agree with Mayce--We are GLAD to see you back!!

Don't feel bad at all about these past three months...we all go through periods where we just have reached our limits of what we can deal with. It is sad that most often we put ourselves on the back burner, but that is sometimes the best we can do!

Most important,, you recognized it, and have already taken the needed steps to turn in the direction you want to go. I'm REALLY impressed with your Gym workouts---wow--- you will be in great shape if you can even only do half of what you've layed out! Do take it slow enough that you don't have to come to a complete halt. Even two days a week of most of it will get you going again. Especially when you add those occasional miles to & from the park!!

Catch you later,
patti



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MCFITZ2 4/24/2014 11:23AM

    Welcome back. We have missed and worried about you soooooo much.
I am proud of you for joining the gym and I recognize those machines. emoticon
Do they have any sit down cardio machines? Recumbent stepper is one I use a lot. It exercises both the arms and legs. Good if the knees are hurting. Also the bike is great for motion with our over stressing the knees.
I also use one called the ARC trainer. I like it as it is easier on my knees that the treadmill or elliptical.
Stretching out is crucial for me to do after exercise. emoticon
Now I have been told I need to have a protein snack before (1 hr or so) before I work out. Just for you to think about. emoticon
So joyful you are back. emoticon You are really getting things moving in the healthier direction. emoticon

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Gotta Love PA (short story)

Sunday, March 02, 2014


Gotta Love Pa (Author unknown)(G rated version)

August 15
Moved to a new home in Pennsylvania.
It's so beautiful here. The lake to the
north looks so majestic. I can hardly
wait to see it snow covered. I'm going
to love it here.

October 14
Pennsylvania is definitely the most
beautiful place on earth. The leaves
have turned all the color and shades
of red and orange. Went for a ride
through the park and saw some deer.
They are so graceful. Certainly they
are the most wonderful animals on
earth. This must be paradise.
I LOVE IT HERE.

November 10
Deer season will start soon. I can't
imagine anyone wanting to kill such
gorgeous animal, hope it will snow
soon. I love it here. Those red and
orange leaves have covered my yard.
Looks like a magnificent multi-colored
carpet. HOW BEAUTIFUL. Raking and
cleaning up the yard will be an
opportunity for invigorating exercise
in the cool crisp air.

November 15
Ah, more leaves and more exercise.

November 25
Finally, all of the trees lost their leaves
and today's final raking it's over for the
season. Chiropractor suggested I use a
lawn maintenance service next year.
Only four blisters became infected.
Should probably remember to use gloves.

November 30
What is going on!!! Where did all of those
leaves come from? A little wind last night
and the lawn is covered again. Oh well,
they'll just have to wait till spring.

December 12
It snowed last night, FINALLY. Woke up
to find everything blanketed in white. It
looks like a postcard. We went outside and
cleaned the snow off the steps and shoveled
the driveway. Had a snowball fight. (I won)
and when the snowplow came by and we had
to shovel the end of the driveway again.
What a beautiful place. I Love Pennsylvania.

December 14
More snow last night, I love it. The snowplow
did his trick to the driveway again. I Love it
here.

December 19
More snow again last night. Can't get out of
the driveway to get to work, I'm exhausted
from shoveling. Can't say what I think of the
snowplow!!

December 22
More of the white stuff fell again last night.
As if dealing with the leaves weren't bad
enough, now I've got blisters all over my
hands from shoveling, must remember to
wear gloves. I think the snowplow hides
around the corner and waits until I'm
finished shoveling the driveway. The devil.

December 25
Merry Christimas! More snow.
If I ever get my hands on the man that
drives that snowplow.... I swear I'll kill
the man! Don't know why they don't use
more salt on the roads to melt the ice.

December 27
More snow last night. Have been inside
for three days except for shoveling out
the driveway after that plow goes through
every time. My gloves got wet and then
froze on my hands. Doctor said it was just a
mild case of frostbite, disfiguration is
probably only temporary. Can't go
anywhere, car is stuck in the mountain of
snow. The weatherman says to expect
another 10 inches of the stuff tonight. Do
you know how many shovels full of snow
10 inches in?

December 28
The weatherman was wrong. We got 34 inches
of snow. At this rate it won't melt 'till summer.
The plow got stuck up the road and the driver
came to the door and asked to borrow a shovel.
After I told him I'd already broken six of them
shoveling all the snow he pushed into the
driveway, I broke my last one on his head.

January 4
Finally got out of the house today. Went to
the store to get food and on the way back I
hid a deer that ram in front of my car. Did
about #3000 damage. Beast should be killed.
Wish the hunters had killed them all last
November.

May 3
Took the car to the garage in town. The thing
is rusting out from all the salt they put all
over the roads.

May 10
Moved to The Villages in Florida.
I can't imagine why anyone in their right
mind would ever live in that God-forsaken
state of Pennsylvania


I have read the version with swear words
aplenty. I took the time to type a "G" rated
version. Hope you enjoyed this

  
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UPPITYANN 3/16/2014 3:06PM

  Loved it.

Could you write up a version for Minnesota too? It has all the same stuff with -18 below and wind chill of -40 added in for extra spice.

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MCFITZ2 3/3/2014 10:45AM

    Thanks for sharing this Connie. I enjoyed re-reading it. emoticon

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DALMOM2007 3/3/2014 5:38AM

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SUSANBEAMON 3/3/2014 1:05AM

  I've read versions of this covering much of the East and eastern Midwest, everywhere it snows most of the winter, and some are even longer. Still funny.

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LADYSTARWIND 3/2/2014 8:11PM

    Thanks for sharing!! I can relate...though I've never had the "pleasure" of seeing most of PA; but imagine its quite like parts of Washington State. Like NE corner near Spokane where I grew up (and my Dad still lives...) They are getting about 12" of more snow today & tonight!! We're working on at least an inch of good old rain down here!!
Hope your travels went well!
patti

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KATIE135 3/2/2014 6:59PM

    I laughed, like in Schuylkill Haven PA. The storm today missed us....whoosh

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HEYBETTY13 3/2/2014 6:52PM

    LOL I live in Erie PA and if you are anywhere close to me and new to the area know that this winter has been very easy and short. LOL Just wait til it's hot and humid this summer!

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Day 256 Headed out of state today

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Off I go again to PA.
My niece who's wedding I photographed
is now having a baby shower. New camera
in hand off I go. Other than the w brother-in-laws
(one brought his wife) who came to my Dads
funeral...I haven't seen them for 2 years. I have
been hearing from my sister-in-laws for the
passed month...they were making sure I was
coming. The weather will be in the 40's so it will
be safe to go. So glad we aren't getting Mondays
weather with the storm coming.

I didn't sleep well at all last night. Was worried
about Bob. He is on a 24 today. Staying home
and worrying while he is at work is pointless.
I know he is in Gods hands...He even told me that
this morning. I am quite good at worrying. One
of my many faults.

I sit here with a tint in my hair. It only darkens it
slightly and wears off. I like just a bit more darkness
to my hair. I probably do something no one else does.
I have my gray hair braided so it doesn't color. I have a
lovely patch at my temple that makes a nice high light.
I tell people that God kissed me.

While in PA last week I had a disagreement with two of
my sisters. Funeral stress. Money is always tight with us.
I was tired of then pushing money at me. Trying to pay for
all my meals. They thought I wasn't eating due to money.
I had no appetite and stomach was a wreck. My pride was
hurt. I made the comment that I was poor...but had enough
to eat if I wanted to. I told them to keep there money. The
"poor" comment must have really bothered my younger sister.
She called me yesterday. Telling me that I was not poor. Not
where it counts. No one can buy what I have. My love for God.
I have a deep love of God...as she does. She was quoting the
bible. She was showing me love. Even with the petty silliness
that funerals bring out. My sisters and myself was able to
solve the problem quickly. They never became huge and ugly.
My feeling were hurt at times. When brought out to the others
they understood why. Our love for each other is strong. We
have no problem showing it. It is nice to know that we don't
go stomping off like some do. We care enough to listen...really
listen to see what is wrong. To understand ones hurt is to
love that person. The worst thing a person can to is not care
or want to understand. I never want to be such a cold person.

I am still only eating 2 meals a day. I do have a piece of fruit
during the day. I don't plan to eat till the baby shower. It is
later that I like but I feel it is best. I will be getting ready and
traveling during the time I would eat.

Would you be kind enough to pray for a few things.
Bobs ...his teeth infection. He needs them all pulled.
no insurance. Cost will be outrageous.
I need a car. The money we would use to buy it will go into
the removal of those teeth. I needed the car to get a
second job. I have lost enough weight to work again.
A second income is a must.
We need direction on what to do. For the Lord to lighten
the doorway brightly what he wishes us to go through.

Thanks so very much.
Have a wonderful weekend.

  
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MCFITZ2 3/2/2014 12:38AM

    Connie Check and see if there is a dental college you can have Bob go to. They have clinics and the cost is very reduced. Enjoy the shower. Have your picture taken also.
Congratulations on the weight loss emoticon .

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LADYSTARWIND 3/1/2014 12:58PM

    Connie... Is there a free/low cost Dental or Medical clinic at any of the colleges within driving distance to you & Bob? They could get him started right away on antibiotics for the infection....
Your blog about your Sisters and working it out was beautiful...I think you should print and mail a copy to each of them!!
Wishing you a wonderful time at your baby shower, and certain you will enjoy the photography.
And WOOHOO for your 52 lbs!! You have been on amazing journey, and it continues!!
pattti

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DALMOM2007 3/1/2014 8:18AM

    Hi Connie, drive safely and have a safe trip. Try to relax and just have some fun with your niece and the rest of the family. Worrying doesn't change anything...it just ties you up in knots.

I hope that something works out for Bob...a tooth infection sounds very painful.
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Day 253 The funeral is over...I learned a lot.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


This is my Dad. The man I lost this week.
I was so blessed to have the Dad that I did.
With all the tears I cried...and they were many.
There were wonderful things that happened.

I got the call Wed at 2am that my Dad was in
the hospital and not doing good at all. He had
been rushed to the hospital at midnight.

It seemed that every 2 hours the phone rang
and the news was worse. I made sure I went
to the church early and rushed to finish it. I
wanted to go home so badly. Bob had to work
and we only have one car. My oldest sister
who was driving in from VA offered to have
her husband to come get me. I turned her down.
He had already drove 4 hours to get her to the
hospital. I kept praying as I cleaned the church.
I called Bob and said enough I had to get up there
even if we had to rent a car. That is what we did.
I couldn't afford a motel and just ask God to
guide me ...help me...I really needed to get up
there. I took a break and was sitting in a rocker
in the baby room. My last call was to tell me
that Dad was being put on Hospice. 5-7 days.
I was just looking through all the phone
numbers when one jumped out at me. My
cousin Ronny....Valerie's brother...who is in
the 150+ to lose. Yes Valerie and I are related.
My heart just swells with love for him....just
thinking about how he respond. When he
answered I told him I needed a favor. Before
you answer ...talk it over with your lady. I need
somewhere to stay...and told him about Dad.
He didn't hesitate ...told me he didn't have to
talk to anyone...to come up and stay as long as
I wanted. I just cried. How could I not. I let
Bob have the rental and took ours to PA. I went
straight to the hospital. As I bent over Dad I
as him to guess who came home to see him.
He opened his eyes...looked straight into mine
and said...Connie....he paused then said...
Everyone made it. Yep Dad we are all here.
He closed his eyes and slept. They had him on
morphine big time. He was bleeding internally
and they couldn't do anything. He slept a lot.
Pain free. Before I left I went over again and
was talking to him. He opened his eyes and told
me he loved me. Then slept again. My oldest
sister spent the night with him. Janie ...my
step-mom went home. She hadn't slept in
two days. She cried as she left... He had a
peaceful night. Hospice made sure of it. I
found I had no cell service at my cousins
home. When I arrived at Ronnie's I found
he had made me a house key so I could come
and go as I pleased. My Dad had died at 6:30.
He was aware that Patty, my sister was by his
bed holding his hand. He had opened his eyes
at 6am and she was talking to him. When he
fell back to sleep she also did. It was the quiet
that woke her. She knew he was gone. hospice
is wonderful. All the children...his wife and
brother...even 2 grandchildren came to his
room to say good bye. It helped to be there with
Dad like that. I had a hard time with the tears.
They just would start out of the blue and would
flow like a river. I cried through a hair cut....
going down a road. I cried everywhere. My
favorite sister Dana. (Valerie ...don't tell the
others....lol) had some vicdone that was Moms
and ask if it would help. I have taken it many
times and knew it would numb me so hopefully
the tears would stop. It worked. We found out
later the same day that our Uncle Johnny died.
He had been on hospice for a while. Sadly the
visitations and funerals were at the same time.

The funeral was full so we had to delay having
Dads viewings. This gave me a free day to go
visit my Mom who is in a home. We had a long
visit that went well. Three of the sisters told
Mom together that Dad had died. She was
married 20 years to him. His first. Dad was
married 3 times.

I wont go into the craziness of the funeral.
What I will say...We were given the highest
complement one can give. A quite a few family
members from my Mom's side had come to a
viewing. I was told that the room was full of
Love. Constant hugging...laughter of seeing
each other...just plain joy of sharing stories of
how Dad had effected there lives. I was blessed
to have the vicdone...I was able to forget the
tears for the most part and enjoy seeing everyone.
Neighbors who I grew up with....even played with.
Family who I hadn't seen in 20 years came out
to honor my Dad. What a joy he was everyone.
He had meant so much to them that they had to
come and let us know. People who worked with
Dad. It was fantastic to hear how kind he was....
how funny he was.....and he was funny. Loved
making people laugh. I have been blessed with
a fantastic Dad. One that I will never forget.

This funeral brought a close family even closer.
I witnessed the love my family felt for each other
first hand. It was inspiring to see. My heart
swells for each and every one of them.

I was in charge of the photos for the funeral.
It took me 8 hours to make a cd of photos that
would play on a tv. Anyone who knows me ...
knows I love good photos and every single one
had to be perfect ...or dam close. Each was
framed and looked great as they were displayed
one by one. I also made a handout that one
could take as a memento when they leave.

Bob was working and told me not to hurry
home. It gave me another day and half. I
called an Aunt on Moms side and they were
more than willing to put me up for a night.
So I went to visit my Aunt Kay...it was her
husband that had died along with her son.
It was so good to visit them. I also visited
a few aunts, cousins and even second cousins.
We really enjoyed ourselves. I had to delay
going home due to bad weather. Bob called
to say ...stay put. Roads very bad. 19 wrecks
in the area. I waited 2 hours and was ready
to leave when my Uncle called...telling me
not to leave...the roads were now bad where
I was. It felt so good to know he loved me
so much he would call to say stay safe. I
left a good 2 hours later and all the roads
were clear and safe.

All this took place in a six day period.
I found I had no appetite while all this was
going on. I sure took advantage of it. I had
put on a few pounds. When I got home I had
lost what I had gained along with the stubborn
one pound. I now have lost 50 pounds. I can
feel the weight loss. The trick will be to make
sure I keep in control of my hunger when it
does come back.

I took today and decided to rest and take it
easy. Supper is almost done. Bob has just
came home. The next 2 days I need to finish
the church. Saturday I am going back to PA
for a baby shower. I photographed my nieces
wedding. I will now photograph her baby
shower. Its been almost 2 years since I saw
most of Bobs family. So we are all excited
to see each other.

Oh and how's this for love. Two of Bobs
brothers came up for the viewings. One
to each. Since Bob couldn't be there with
me...they would take his place. God bless
them. The one brought his wife along...who
is the Grandma of the baby being born. How
could I not go up and be part of it all.

I have been shown so much love lately.
It has been wonderful.
God Bless everyone who takes the time
to read such a long posting.



  
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DALMOM2007 2/27/2014 4:57AM

    Now I need a whole box of tissues. emoticon

I'm so happy that you were able to spend time with your dad before he passed. It is also wonderful that he got to see his whole family and was never alone. The memories you have of him sound so special...he really sounds like he was a great man. You do have a lot of love in your family and that love makes the hard times more bearable.
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MCFITZ2 2/27/2014 12:23AM

    Connie you truly celebrated your dad's life with your family, friends and neighbors.
Hold tight to the good memories they shared with you. Glad you were able to see him before he passed. emoticon

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LADYSTARWIND 2/26/2014 7:54PM

    so glad you made it home to have that short time with your Dad and family.... He is smiling down on you...and always will be! And to also lose your Uncle that same week--oh vey, Life is not fair at times. All the Best,
patti

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VAL_LYNNE 2/26/2014 7:02PM

    Don't worry, I won't tell anyone that you have a favorite sister. lol

Your dad was my favorite uncle and always made me laugh. emoticon

Funny thing happened on our way home from the funeral, a pink and purple septic truck crossed the road right in front of us. lol Like what are the chances of that happening?

Congratulations! on the 50lbs off emoticon

Take care of yourself.
Love you emoticon

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03191952 2/26/2014 6:00PM

  Sorry for your loss, glad you were able to be there to say 'good-bye', sometimes it seems that they wait until everyone is there together, but it is amazing all the love that does surround us at certain times in our lives

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NANASUEDEE 2/26/2014 5:41PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. It's not easy losing a loved one - I know all too well! You're very blessed to have such a close family. Hold them dear to you!!!!

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