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The Last Day - 2014 Spring 5% Challenge

Friday, May 30, 2014

Today is the last day of the 2014 Spring 5% Challenge, and while I had some successes, I am ending it right where I started weight wise. It is amazing that I have even been able to maintain considering the trials that I've been through this time around with Kyle's accident and subsequent passing, and then my cancer diagnosis.

The thing that I think is the greatest aspect of these 5% Challenges is the camaraderie of the teams. Everyone comes together and helps encourage each other throughout each challenge. If you are looking for a kick-start or a boost to your weight loss journey, then I highly recommend joining us for the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge.

  
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CATIATM 6/2/2014 6:07AM

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 5/30/2014 11:00PM

    Brenda, you have been through a lot this spring. Be kind to yourself and hang in there. You have all the Teddy Bears cheering you on and I know I appreciate all you do for the team.

You are strong and wise and you will get through all you have faced and come out stronger.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/30/2014 10:43PM

    My friend you have had a very rough spring!!!! I am amazed that you held up so well!!! Heal quickly and know that we care

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IMIN2GENES 5/30/2014 8:46PM

    I'm right there with you my friend!
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Summer's coming... you've had a rough Spring. You definitely deserve some r&r. Heal well!
Chris
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The Scale Hates Me

Thursday, May 29, 2014

I swear! The scale hates me!!!! I've been within calories...getting steps in and still...the scale goes up! What is up with that? Is it stress? I am leaving for Vegas on Saturday morning, maybe that is it.

On the Vegas front, I'm not and I am looking forward to it. One one hand, it is for work and I will be in conferences all day. On the other, it is Vegas and I'm going to get to do some fun things. And work is paying for it. Breakfast and Lunch are provided most days there, but dinner can be super expensive.

A plus is all of the walking I'll be getting in. I know people joke about taking a taxi from Caesar's Palace to the Belagio (they are next to each other), but those places are HUGE!!!! I still plan on walking it rather than taking a taxi!!!

  
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JUSTME29 6/2/2014 11:41AM

    I hope you find time for fun in Vegas. You may be in conferences during the day, but there are a lot of evening hours to enjoy too.

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BBONET 5/30/2014 8:42AM

    The scale must hate a lot a people emoticon emoticon I feel the same way but emoticon m emoticon we will never give up!

Enjoy your time in Vegas and it might be the stress--so just continue to track and do the right things!! This to shall pass!! emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/30/2014 3:33AM

    You've been through a lot lately with your cousin's son dying and this trip to Vegas is probably causing you some stress as well. So, when you think about it I'm sure that is the reason for your scale going in the wrong direction. It will come off soon once things in your life calm down a little. emoticon emoticon

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CATIATM 5/30/2014 12:50AM

    Scales are mean b******. Your perseverance will be rewarded!

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LYNCHD05 5/29/2014 10:25PM

    You are doing all the right things so persevere!!! I know it is to say and hard to do!!!,

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NEWBIRTH2014 5/29/2014 9:14PM

    Your scale must be related to my scale! Try adding something new to your exercise routine like playing your favorite upbeat music and dance around the house.


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JAMBABY0 5/29/2014 8:39PM

    The scale lies, try measuring

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I hate to ask...but...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

For those of you who don't know, I had surgery on my shoulder last Thursday to remove a pretty substantial chunk of cancerous tissue. With that, I've been put on restrictions from doing much of anything for a month that involves the upper body. With that, I have 2 dogs...let's just say...they shed. So, when the church called and asked if I needed anything (they asked) I said "I need someone to vacuum". Very short. Very blunt. And to the point.

She laughed off my response and advised me that is what my Bible study is for. What? I love these gals, but I'm afraid of asking any of them to do something like that for me. Yet, if they would ask, I would do anything to help them out!

So, after prodding from the church, I asked my Bible study to help me out. Two women came to my home tonight, emptied my dishwasher, vacuumed my home, cleared my gutters and planted some flowers for me. I felt so bad about these requests, but they did them for me anyway. And one gal is going to come by tomorrow to take my trash down to the curb for me. Wow...what a group of women!!!! I feel so blessed.

  
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JUSTME29 6/2/2014 11:22AM

    Like you said - you would do anything for one of them, why would they be any different? I agree though that it's much easier to be the one helping than to be the one having to ask for help.

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GAILSMAILS 5/31/2014 8:27AM

    That's what God wants us to do! You would (and do!) help others without thinking about it. Honestly, you are helping them by allowing them to help you!

I hope your healing goes well!



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COLLEENCONQUERS 5/29/2014 4:04PM

    the awesomeness of helping others is that you can't do anything to help another without also helping yourself .. it makes people feel good to be able to help others, so never be afraid or ashamed to ask for and accept help .. you would do the same .. prayers for a speedy and complete recovery .. and complete and total remission from any and everything going on .. hugs !!

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GRACEOMALLEY 5/29/2014 12:12PM

    Thank goodness you let go enough to ask./ It is NEVER WRONG to ask for help when you really need it. You'd gladly do the same sort of stuff for others who needed help if you were able - RIGHT? Those folks who are helping you feel good they are able to do for another. I have no doubt you'll be helping somebody else as soon as you are able.

You know that sayng: What goes around comes around? Kindness always comes back to you! Take good care and continue to heal.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 5/29/2014 1:33AM

    Brenda, I didn't know! Thanks for sharing...prayers going up for your speedy recovery. That blessing you are receiving goes both ways! The ladies in your Bible Study are receiving the blessing of giving...giving help to you. Their blessing will come back tenfold. I am happy for you refraining from pridefulness and for their eagerness to serve! It's a win-win situation. I DO believe it is more blessed to giver and difficult to be the receiver. Good for you for being honest with making them aware of your needs. Remember how much you love to serve others and if they refuse to accept your help they would be keeping you from a precious blessing. You've got to allow them to have their blessing too. lol
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P.S. Sure wish I was close enough to help with that vacuuming! I want in on that blessing! Let's just say I'm vacuuming in spirit! lol

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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/28/2014 11:05PM

    That is great!!!! I am glad you asked for help.

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KARENE10 5/28/2014 9:19PM

    I like when people give me specific request- (like empty the dishwasher etc.), it makes me feel good to be able to help out and in a way that they need me to. emoticon

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BABYSOX 5/28/2014 8:47PM

    You are giving them a gift too. It feels good to do things for others and to feel appreciated.

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SMG1963 5/28/2014 8:41PM

    Great going on speaking up. You are blessed. I hope you are recovering nicely from your surgery. Happy sparking this summer.

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ROBBIEY 5/28/2014 8:40PM

  That is awesome, sometimes we have to let go of our pride and ask for the things we need and they will come. emoticon

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That Wasn't Smart

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I was dumb as they could come today. What in my head thought that it would be okay to walk 2 miles in old running shoes with no socks on? I have blisters the size of quarters now on the backs of my heels. You know, the kind that put you out of commission for a week until they dry up and heal a little more. Yes, they broke and are now open wounds basically. Sigh...why did I do that! Needless to say I got my walk in today. Needless to say it won't be happening again for at least another week. And here I was doing so well.

  
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KARENE10 5/28/2014 9:20PM

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GRACEOMALLEY 5/28/2014 12:21PM

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Soak feet in warm water/epsom salts and make sure you don't do that to yourself again.


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COLLEENCONQUERS 5/28/2014 11:17AM

    yes, we have all done such things .. try some other type of exercise like a u-tube video that you can do with some padding on your heels and no shoes .. there are lots of cardio video's on there .. and agree with whoever said use some neosporin/triple antibiotic cream (store brand is just as good) .. heal quickly !!

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JUSTME29 5/28/2014 9:49AM

    We all do things like that without thinking sometimes. I hope they heal quickly.

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MELNJAY3 5/28/2014 9:11AM

    Put bandwidths on them with neosprin. They should heal quickly and u might be able to exercise. Good luck

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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/27/2014 11:27PM

    Ouch!!!!!!!!!! I hope they heal quickly!!

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LYNCHD05 5/27/2014 10:28PM

    Ouch!!!,

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STEPBYSTEP1955 5/27/2014 9:37PM

    Sorry, I hope they get better soon. We all have those days when we take seemingly harmless risks that comes back to bite us big time! The bright side is that you got your walk in.

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IMIN2GENES 5/27/2014 8:35PM

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Sending you wishes for speedy healing! That just sucks!

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MLH148 5/27/2014 8:28PM

    So sorry! Get better soon

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LJOYCE55 5/27/2014 7:59PM

  We have all done this.

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Debating

Monday, May 26, 2014

I've been doing a lot of sitting these past 5 days since my surgery and it is getting old. The nurse told me that I could do anything lower body, including the Zumba steps. Just no arms. I had opted not to work out because I need to balance myself with my arms as I do. I'm such a klutz!

But, a friend is talking about going for a walk this evening and I'm seriously debating on it. It would be great to get out and get some exercise, but I'm so afraid of over doing it and making my shoulder hurt worse than it is already. And it is hurting already today.

So, what do you think I should do...stay home and be good, or get out and get some much needed exercise...even if it might hurt?

  
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SICOSH 5/27/2014 9:28AM

    I think you should go for walk, just a relax walk not power walking or anything.
Just you and your friend taking a walk an talking.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/26/2014 10:52PM

    I hope you got out for a leisurely stroll.

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IMIN2GENES 5/26/2014 9:38PM

    I think a nice easy walk with a pal sounds like just what the doc ordered! Sending you wishes for speedy healing!
Chris


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CATHYGETSFIT 5/26/2014 8:33PM

    I think you should get out and go for a walk. Just try going for a short walk to see how you do. I think you'll feel so much better all the way around. emoticon

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JUSTME29 5/26/2014 8:21PM

    i think a walk is just what you need. You can walk at whatever pace you need to, and it's low impact enough it shouldn't cause you any pain.

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PCOH051610 5/26/2014 8:19PM

    Try it for a few steps and see how it goes......... emoticon

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CMFARRELL36 5/26/2014 4:18PM

    If your docs are saying lower body, then walking should be fine.
Just don't go to far the first couple of times - remember you've not been exercising, so all your muscle groups will have started to relax.

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GOODGETNBETR 5/26/2014 3:30PM

    I've heard active recuperation is better than laying in bed.
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LASARRE 5/26/2014 1:16PM

    I've had 3 shoulder surgeries. Walking will not hurt your shoulder. As a matter of fact, my doctor has encouraged walking 2 miles a day after all my surgeries including my back surgery. Get out and walk. You will feel better.

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