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Facing Challenges

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I am an adaptable creature. Finding what works, the easiest route.

For example: Since my digestive issues are such that I need to stay near porcelain facilities, my solution, not eat until after running errand. Then come home to eat breakfast. Sometimes that means having breakfast at noon.
My blood glucose had been running high and I have noticed an impact cognitively. - Solution? Fall back to old familiar habits. NOT good!!! Even simple tasks are ....

I have been working on adopting a lifestyle of self-care. I do have appointments for next month with my doctors. but do not think that I should wait.

What I have been doing is just adapting instead of finding solutions.

  
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ID_VANDAL 9/20/2014 7:15PM

    All I can say is follow the good advice from Montrealestmoi and 1Crazydog. Something is going on.

Good luck and keep adapting until you get to the dr.

Vandal

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SANDICANE 9/17/2014 8:10PM

    Yep, sounds like something is going on! Hope you find out what soon.

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WATERMELLEN 9/17/2014 6:06PM

    Good for you for recognizing: you need solutions now. Glad you're going to go after them!!!

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TRAVELGRRL 9/17/2014 5:46PM

    Wow, something is definitely going on. Agree with everyone that you should probably NOT wait until next month! Hope you feel better soon.

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/17/2014 10:51AM

    That's such a key statement that struck me this morning as so simple, yet so important. "I am an adaptable creature." I like to think that I am as well, although not as much lately as I used to be. However, getting back to it. Also, yes, a lifestyle of self-care hits it on the nose. Nice blog.

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DSHONEYC 9/17/2014 10:40AM

    From a non-healthcare professional and abhoring (though I totally respect and subscribe to) the thought of going to the doctor with an actual complaint, if you have to alter your life in such a drastic way then all the self-care in the world will probably not help. Adaptation is good but finding solutions is better.

Please include in self-care a phone call today to see about moving up your appointment for digestive issues. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2014 9:07AM

    Hmmm . . . healthcare professional here too . . . agree totally w/MONTREALESTMOI. Don't wait. Are you on cancellation lists? That quite often will get you in sooner. Good luck! HUGS

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MONTREALESTMOI 9/17/2014 8:32AM

    Being in the healthcare field myself, I can tell you from over a decade of experience is that the worst thing you can do is WAIT. Your body (if you listen to it) will tell you that something is amiss and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Patients oftentimes (with good intention) try to do what they can to help themselves without health professional intervention. Please get yourself checked out soon! I do hope that all goes well and you feel better!

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Great News!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Ton of Fun Challenge will be repeated in January!!!!
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Wow I've already got plans for 2015!!! How wonderful!

Now to address September -December. Got my son's activities mapped out, Special Olympics Bowling and the Teen/Adult Socials. Good news is I know that I can walk around the exterior of alley while he bowls. That starts on Saturday.
Tonight I think I will go and find out my award for Participating on the ToF Challenge. There is a Mile Walk that I can join in on. Sounds doable.
Speaking of sounds, I will redo that music post when I have a bit more time, soon I hope.
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Here's to what moves you.

  
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WATERMELLEN 9/13/2014 11:01AM

    That's terrific -- another crack at something that works well for ya!!

And thanks for commenting on recent blogs of mine -- I do absolutely agree that women put off a whole whack of their own needs (not just food: also exercise and education and careers and financial stuff and . . . ) to accommodate others . . . .

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1CRAZYDOG 9/10/2014 12:38PM

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DSHONEYC 9/10/2014 11:09AM

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ID_VANDAL 9/10/2014 10:54AM

    Good things happening for you and you deserve every good thing you get!

Keep up the great work and that "can do" attitude. It will carry you a long long ways.

Vandal

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LJOYCE55 9/10/2014 9:29AM

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TRAVELGRRL 9/10/2014 9:21AM

    AWESOME! It's great when your plans fall in place. Good for you that you have another opportunity to do TofF! I bet you will not be as apprehensive about the workouts and will have more fun!

I always enjoy activities more the second time around; I'm not nearly as anxiety ridden.

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 9/10/2014 9:00AM

    I like the idea of "doing what moves you" in both senses of the term!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/10/2014 8:59AM

    That's exciting news. Have a wonderful day.

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TIMEHASCOME56 9/10/2014 8:49AM

    emoticon , you are using your time wisely. emoticon

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Stuff Happens .."Oh Well"

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Yesterday I composed a wonderful blog about Music, as I was about to post when my computer crashed. "Oh well"
Having that "Oh, well!" response that Dr. Judith Beck suggests helps me to move forward. Yes that may have sucked, but what can I do now. What's past is past. What counts is what I do now.

  
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TRAVELGRRL 9/9/2014 1:45PM

    LOVE that quote and always need to remind myself of it too. That, and "hunger is not an emergency!"

I find them both calming because they are so true. So often we "catastrophize" things that aren't anything than a momentary annoyance. And...since when is hunger EVER an emergency for those of us who live in a world of plenty?

Thanks for sharing this morning! Better luck with the blog tomorrow...

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 9/9/2014 1:42PM

    Yes, there is nothing to be done but shrug and move on. That blog will come back to you some day, perhaps in a better form for having time to think about it again. Or, something else will. One thing is for sure, your positive forward thinking will make something good happen!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/9/2014 11:57AM

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DSHONEYC 9/9/2014 10:50AM

    Technology - so much help, so much a time-waster. Oh well is the best response to frustration. It is what it is, so if you can change it then move on down the road!

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No pressure, when it comes to you again!

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ID_VANDAL 9/9/2014 10:49AM

    I really needed to read your blog today - I am in need of one of those "Oh well" moments and thanks to you I got it!

So now I can move forward!!

Thanks!!

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NUTRON3 9/9/2014 8:51AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/9/2014 8:34AM

    That's so frustrating when that happens.

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HMBROWN1 9/9/2014 8:29AM

    Just like a bad diet day! Have to shake it off and just move on. I have learned not to beat myself up too much about it. Have a great day!

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ZANQUETTA 9/9/2014 8:26AM

  Great attitude, Nancy.

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Missed the ToF Picnic.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Bummed about not making it to the Ton of Fun Challenge Finish Line Potluck last night, my body made other plans for me. I really wanted to see the smiles on the faces as their award(s) were announced. I still do not know mine and will share once I know. Attending would have been a mice way to close out this wonderful experience.

There will be an upcoming newsletter about ongoing programs and weekly Wednesday night walks. The walks sound very doable to me.
I still need to set up a plan for the fall.
Special Olympic bowling starts soon so my walking around the alley will start soon. Getting info and components in place. It's not going to be perfect, but I will have a plan in place.


  
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DSHONEYC 9/8/2014 12:20PM

    emoticon you won't miss it next time! Feel better soon.

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LJOYCE55 9/7/2014 8:47PM

  Hope you feel better soon.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/7/2014 2:10PM

    So sorry you missed, but glad you took care of YOU! HUGS

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/7/2014 11:41AM

    Oh, how disappointing. Hope you are feeling better today. Congrats on your results. You did so well and should be proud of yourself. Have a happy day.

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 9/7/2014 11:11AM

    I hate it when I miss great things -- sorry that happened to you. Catch the next one!

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TRAVELGRRL 9/7/2014 10:14AM

    Sorry you missed the picnic! emoticon But the biggest payoff of the experience was the releasing of the 11 pounds!~ emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 9/7/2014 10:04AM

    Sorry you weren't well -- glad you are focusing on the opportunities coming up!!

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Final Weigh-in!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Went for my final weigh-in.
Disappointed that I didn't meet my goals. :(
Disappointed that my digestive tract issues have returned, :(

However after 11 weeks I have lost 11 pounds.
A pound a week! Woo Hoo! :)
I have gone out of my comfort zone, tried new exercises and found I can do more than I thought I could.. :)
I made myself more of a priority. :)
It is easier to get up off the floor. :)
I am stronger. :)

Would love to do it again.

  
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WATERMELLEN 9/7/2014 10:05AM

    11 pounds in 11 weeks is not to be sneezed at: you can pat yourself on the back!!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/4/2014 11:02AM

    Oh, wow! That is soooo excellent. How exciting.... congrats!

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TRAVELGRRL 9/4/2014 8:09AM

    Excellent! To finish IS to win!

And 11 pounds gone? That's really an awesome accomplishment. Maybe they'll do it again and you'll have another opportunity to join. Sounds like it was just what you needed to get jump started! Way to go!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/4/2014 7:40AM

    Sweetie . . . 11 lbs. released is awesome. I understand beoing disappointed that you didn't meet your personal goal, but you did good!!!!!!!!

HUGS and never give up. You're worth all the effort!

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