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Day 9

Friday, September 19, 2014

I wrote a blog and managed to delete instead of post. Basically, thanks friends for encouraging me along the way. I decided to challenge myself to at least 20 minutes of activity each day. So far it has included a lot of walking including a 4.5 mile charity walk. two trips to the gym, and a swim. Today will be another walk. Tomorrow I'll hit the gym with my husband. I love mixing it up a bit! Have a great weekend everyone!
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NASFKAB 9/19/2014 11:40PM

  great

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CARRAND 9/19/2014 7:25PM

    Good for you!

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MOM2ACAT 9/19/2014 4:59PM

    Way to go! Even 20 minutes at a time, those fitness minutes add up!

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KRISZTA11 9/19/2014 4:06PM

    You have been very active, well done!
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SPEEDY143 9/19/2014 4:02PM

    All that and you are still wearing "the boot"??? emoticon YOU are my emoticon emoticon

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UMBILICAL 9/19/2014 3:09PM

  Yes

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New Gyms!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I get a bit claustrophobic and lonely in our little condo gym so we finally joined one that includes all the county facilities. The one closest to us is only four years old and pretty spectacular. The equipment is great, the pools - spectacular. And there are personal trainers if we want to ever go that route. But, the best part is the price. Since we are over 60 we pay a third of what it would be if I was just a little younger. It was lovely to work out there yesterday. May go tonight, but if not will definitely go tomorrow after the zoo trip with my granddaughter's pre-school class.
gotta get back on track and think I've begun. Hooray! My husband belongs to another gym and also can use the base gyms, but now we can go together sometimes and actually have all the equipment he likes to use. The little gym in the condo doesn't have what he likes. Here's to getting back on track! Cheers!
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PURPLEPEONY 9/17/2014 9:21PM

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NANCY- 9/17/2014 8:02AM

    emoticon on finding what works for you!!!
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DJ4HEALTH 9/17/2014 2:33AM

    You also can use the base gym too. They do have nice equipment in them too.

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NASFKAB 9/16/2014 10:13PM

  keep at it

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AQUAGIRL08 9/16/2014 8:24PM

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MEADSBAY 9/16/2014 8:22PM

    That is exactly how I feel about most hotel gyms when we travel-yuk!
Glad you found one you both like.
Bet you're really glad you moved now!
My dh just went on medicare and there are a ton of gyms in my state he can join for $5 a month.
Jealous!

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DETERMINEDJANET 9/16/2014 6:59PM

    Sounds great!

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SHAMROCKY2K 9/16/2014 6:42PM

    I have to remember to check into possible senior discounts at the local gyms.. just over 59 1/2.. and counting now. Yeah?

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HAWTGRANNY2014 9/16/2014 5:36PM

    sounds like a nice place to workout. enjoy your workouts.

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HAWTGRANNY2014 9/16/2014 5:36PM

    sounds like a nice place to workout. enjoy your workouts.

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 9/16/2014 3:34PM

  I am considering changing where I workout, I hope I have the same experience you had. emoticon

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Travel funny!

Friday, September 12, 2014

As I was heading to my gate I needed to take the elevator down a flight as i was not comfortable enough in my ortho boot to use the stairs or escalator. A woman just in front of me got on and the door closed. I pressed the button after she left and surprisingly it opened right up with the woman, looking very confused, still in there. I asked if I could help her. She said the airport worker advised her to take the elevator to her gate, but her gate is 12 and there is only 1 and 2 for options. I could hardly keep from laughing when I told her that we were on 2 and she needed to go down to 1 to find her gate down the hall. Poor thing. Hope she made it to her destination. Have a great weekend everyone!
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SHAMROCKY2K 9/13/2014 11:05PM

    She probably had a lot of other things on her mind?

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HAWTGRANNY2014 9/13/2014 5:33PM

    I would have been that woman lol. I get lost everywhere. Hubby used to drive a truck and in the truck stops there are a lot of doors and a parking lot out of each. If he was not with me I would go out the wrong door and never find the truck.

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/13/2014 1:13AM

    Poor thing! emoticon

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NASFKAB 9/12/2014 9:57PM

  FUNNY

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CBRINKLEY401 9/12/2014 9:35PM

    Good thing for her that you were there to help her out

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DJ4HEALTH 9/12/2014 9:12PM

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CARRAND 9/12/2014 4:08PM

    Funny!

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WIFE48 9/12/2014 3:50PM

    Yes, sometimes elevators are confusing.

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ADIRONDACKMOM 9/12/2014 2:55PM

    Some people are soooo confused, I can be that way before my daily coffee, LOL!

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SUNNYWBL 9/12/2014 2:45PM

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Home and Discouraged

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

After caring for 100 year old mom for three weeks I was so pleased to leave her in much better shape than I found her. I was also pleased to have pruned and weeded her 1/3 acre of trees, shrubs, Japanese gardens, roses, etc., etc. I worked on that part 2-4 hours each day so a pretty good workout in the process. Still, had to wear orthopedic boot the whole time as I try to get a tendon to repair itself. But, I stayed longer than planned and couldn't get some meds I usually take each day to get me through. I ran out of my thyroid medication among other things and gained some weight, probably related. Since I had lost several pounds just before leaving while doing a detox, clean eating plan for two weeks. Couldn't eat quite as I had been and then letting my thyroid crash was a bad combination. So, here I am back where I started before the detox plan. So disappointed, but know I can get back on track. Not sure whether to double the thyroid meds for a bit until I feel more like myself or just eat well and get back on target with exercise, water and all the medications I get to take for multiple sclerosis, hypothyroidism. migraine and arthritis. I suspect I'll be back on track in another week so trying to be kind to myself as I get caught up around here and get back to my usual life and obligations. Hope everyone is having a great week!
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DJ4HEALTH 9/14/2014 12:11AM

    Glad that your mom is doing better and that you got her yard cleaned up for her. As for the meds you need to talk to the doctor about that or the pharmacist about what to do when that happens.

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CBRINKLEY401 9/12/2014 11:12AM

    No wonder you had so many exercise minutes!! Sounds like you were extremely busy. Hope you get back on track soon, though with all the other meds you take, I would probably just take your regular dose of thyroid meds instead of trying to make up for lost time by doubling up.

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SPARKED2BFIT 9/12/2014 9:21AM

    you've got some great comments and support. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CARRAND 9/11/2014 8:17PM

    Better talk to your doctor about the medications. Take care of yourself!

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NANCY- 9/11/2014 7:29AM

    So glad mom is doing better.
Now for some TLC for you. Take some time to get back into YOUR routine, then you can see what changes need to be made. Reward yourself for being kind to you.
Healthy eating
Exercise
Taking medication
... and what ever else you need to do for you.
Think of little rewards for accomplishing those goals.
Light a scented candle, phone a friend, read a book, do a puzzle.
You deserve it and you are so worth it.

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/11/2014 7:16AM

    Take some YOU time... you deserve it!!

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EMSSBEARS 9/11/2014 1:41AM

    Hope you feel better soon - I agree with the rest doubling up on thyroid is never advisable it has been my experience, just start back normally and get back on track with it.

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SUNNYWBL 9/11/2014 12:59AM

    Doubling ANY medicine without a doctor's permission is always a very bad idea! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLEMIDG 9/11/2014 12:56AM

    Sounds like a busy time. Take care of yourself. Hope you get yourself back on track soon.

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USMAWIFE 9/10/2014 11:25PM

    I learned do not double up on the thyroid meds. start again normally

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NASFKAB 9/10/2014 9:47PM

  take it slowly one step at a time one day at a time all he best

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MRSFANCYLADY 9/10/2014 9:39PM

    Life gets crowded sometime. Meditate and remember the things you know to do to get back on track, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/10/2014 9:24PM

    You've had your hands full, but one thing at a time...hope all is better soon!

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GOLFGMA 9/10/2014 9:21PM

    Get right back on track and you will be just fine! emoticon

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Confusion...dementia

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

As I encourage Mom in new behaviors I feel a bit like the bad guy. She balks, argues, says what she thinks we want to hear and goes about her merry way. Working with several nurses, physical therapist and low level care giver. Not fun, but necessary. No appetite and can't taste or chew. So thankful for ensure. Her confusion grows. So hoping she can stay at home. We'll see.
Meanwhile I began adding back some more dairy to my own menu. So far so good.
Hope everyone is having a great week.
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CENTAURI 8/24/2014 5:51PM

    Sending prayers that you will be blessed, watched over and guided during this difficult time. emoticon

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LINTPICKER 8/24/2014 5:47AM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/21/2014 6:37AM

    I'm sorry your mom has dementia and you and your family are having to deal with this. My father died of Lewy Body Dementia three years ago. I cared for him in my home the last three years of his life so I know first-hand what your family is having to cope with. It sounds like your mom is in the middle stages of it right now. It's a terrible illness. I wish all of you the best.
Hugs,
Kay

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DJ4HEALTH 8/20/2014 11:58PM

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MEADSBAY 8/20/2014 1:17PM

    Not easy finding a way to keep them happy at that stage of life.
Take care.
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COOP9002 8/20/2014 10:38AM

    Such a difficult challenge. our family is facing a similar task in dealing with my Mother in law. Praying that the Father gives you wisdom and grace during this difficult time.

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NASFKAB 8/20/2014 10:31AM

  you are a great daughter but do take care of yourself as well prayers & healing wishes going your way

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CARRAND 8/20/2014 8:39AM

    It's a challenge to deal with the elderly. You are blessed to do it.
Someone will have to deal with me some day.

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NANCY- 8/20/2014 6:25AM

    You are being a wonderful daughter. Just remember to take care of yourself.
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JUDITH316 8/20/2014 3:56AM

    This is tough, I'm so sorry, trusting it will get easier with your Mom, I feel for you, bottom line, I'm here for you and will keep this situation in much prayer... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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UKNOWITNOW 8/20/2014 1:24AM

  Hope you can have a great week too.

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