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5% Challenge working for me

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Fall 5% Challenge is working for me I getting results all round.

NSV's are more energy, a little less pain and clothing fitting better.
Scale victory this week



This means I now weigh 159 pounds and a pound less than last week. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am working hard at getting the portions right and doing exercise daily and it is working. I am happy at a pound a week loss, I know the experts say it should be 2 pound a week but 1 pound for me fine.
It is great when what you have been doing is working.

  
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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/20/2014 11:54AM

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SPARKNB 10/19/2014 5:13AM

    Yay! Congrats! It's finally working for me too! emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 10/18/2014 11:31PM

    I use to be a doctor, They actually say no more than 2 pounds a week; more than that and you start losing muscle mass. One pound a week is good and healthy. keep up the good work

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JCMSMILE 10/18/2014 8:48PM

    Keep up the good work!! emoticon

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PATRICIA-CR 10/18/2014 3:00PM

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Slow but steady, what else could we ask for?!

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SIRIUS2014 10/18/2014 9:02AM

    We weighed in exactly the same 159. Hoooray for us. It's working for me. I'm being very careful with measuring and have added different strength and flexibility exercises. Just a few each day but it helps emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 10/18/2014 7:10AM

  great job experts may say one thing but do what suits you

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Dream Pillows and Squares

Friday, October 17, 2014

Okay I have been busy knitting squares and some of them did not turn out to be the size I needed.
I forgot to go a needle size down and made a couple of squares that were too big. So I made them into Dream Pillows.



The square I made was getting too big but I carried on as I had decided to make something with it. When I bound off it occurred to me it would be nice as a Dream Pillow.
I created the pillow by folding the corners into the middle of the square and sewing the seams leaving one seam open. I can add filler and Lavender later on, I have dried Lavender from the garden that would be really nice to use.
I can close the opening with the plaited ties I made by doing this I can always refresh the Lavender as it will be in a cloth bag inside the knitted pillow.



This was a square that again was not the correct size so rather than rip it out I used it as a small Dream Pillow. This time I folded it like an envelope and created the ties using plaited yarn.
I attached the plaited yarn to the point so that it was looped and the two ends pulled through the loop to secure it. I also added a plaited ring to the bottom of the square so that it closes by tying the two plaited strands into the ring.

So from a couple of mistakes Dream Pillows were created.

The next squares I made I was careful to get the correct size needles out.


This one is called Pyramids and I enjoyed making it


This is named Corner Square and I love knitting this sort of square. All the squares I am making will eventually become an afghan.
I say eventually as I get fed up knitting squares after a while so have a break and make something other things than go back to the squares.

I have made things as Christmas gifts and will probably make a couple more.





The weekend beckons and my needles will be busy.
have a great weekend everyone

  
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SPARKNB 10/19/2014 5:14AM

    nice projects!

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NASFKAB 10/17/2014 11:55PM

  lovely projects enjoy yourself

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SIRIUS2014 10/17/2014 6:26PM

    Beautiful projects. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I'm doing better on my exercise. I found a site called Fit2Me with easy strength training exercises and flexibility. I still do walking. I still need to work on getting exercise in before other projects. If it doesn't rain Sat I think I will head out for a long walk. Hugs to you and hubby.

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USMAWIFE 10/17/2014 5:28PM

    great squares

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PICKIE98 10/17/2014 2:33PM

    The smallest size knitting needles I ever used are #50. I made afghans with them. I wish I had the time to do it again.

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BYEPOUNDS 10/17/2014 2:09PM

    great afghan

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New Doctor is tops

Monday, October 13, 2014

We had our first appointment with the new Doctor today Dr. Bharamgoudar (pronounced Bar ram goo da) and she is getting things moving.
For a start she is getting my Husband an earlier appointment with the Pain Clinic as the medication for his pain needs reviewing and is recommending more acupuncture.
He has been told he can take Ibuprofen 2 hours after taking Co-codamol. He told her that the other Doctors said he could not do that, however she said it was fine to do so and would help him with his pain levels.

Then she saw me and as I have had a lot of acid reflux despite the medication for it, she asked when I last had a Gastroscopy done. I have never had one, she looked amazed and said that I should have had one years ago. I have had acid reflux for several years and have never had a Gastroscopy to find out what is going on. I sometimes have to double the dose to keep it under control and then reduce it again once it is under control again. She said that was fine but she wants to know why I get the acid reflux not just dish out pills that may be the wrong dose.

Then she asked when we last had our Cholesterol checked,we could not recall so she looked it up and was amazed as it was 2 years ago. We take Statins and should have yearly checks and a reminder sent out to us every year to make an appointment. The last time I asked the old Doctor for a check he said I could have one if I wanted to.

So things are moving, we have an appointment next Thursday for a cholesterol check and Colin is going to get another appointment at the pain clinic and I await my appointment for a Gastroscopy to be done.

At last we seem to be getting somewhere.

  
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SIRIUS2014 10/16/2014 6:07PM

    I'm so happy she's being through in her exams of you both. It's a blessing to find a good doctor. Hugs

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/14/2014 10:06AM

    I am so happy for you. Glad things see to be working out. It is so good to have a doctor that actually listens and does something!

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/14/2014 6:46AM

    That is wonderful news, Paula!!!
She seems like a very caring & involved Doctor!!
I'm so glad you two have found her!!!!
Hugs,

Jes

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TRUCKERSMRS 10/14/2014 3:28AM

    Fantastic, a pro-active Doctor rather than one that just dishes the pills to get rid of you. So pleased for you both.
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NASFKAB 10/13/2014 10:25PM

  great news a Dr who thinks about the side effects of drugs you are taking so happy for you

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FIT4MEIN2013 10/13/2014 9:30PM

    Finally, a doctor who might help!

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JCMSMILE 10/13/2014 8:47PM

    Awesome!! I'm glad you doctor actually listens emoticon

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USMAWIFE 10/13/2014 4:43PM

    glad you found a great doctor. hope she continues with her winning ways

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MORAVIANSTAR 10/13/2014 3:18PM

    Hallelujah! You must feel like you have just been let out of a cage into a sunny meadow about now. So glad you have found a doctor with knowledge, skill and, above all, a heart for her patients. And, very glad for the up-dates.

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PATRICIA-CR 10/13/2014 2:13PM

    Wow, what a good doctor. She's taking care of all the details that need to be checked. So happy for both of you.

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It's Working

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Slow but sure wins the race just like the tortoise and the hare



Today I got weighed and I am One Pound Down



So all my portion control is working



Exercise has been slowly increased and getting results



Daily exercise is now part of my routine and I miss it if something makes it difficult to do any in the morning before breakfast.

I am pleased that what I am doing is starting to get results



I am doing it one pound at a time




  
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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/14/2014 10:05AM

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TANGYTANGERINE 10/13/2014 1:00PM

    Congrats on your loss!!! Keep it up!!

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Great result. 1lb at a time is perfect.
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JCMSMILE 10/11/2014 10:19PM

    Keep up the great work!!

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SPEDED2 10/11/2014 9:38PM

    That's the only way to travel on this journey of ours!

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PATRICIA-CR 10/11/2014 8:24PM

    Paula, for me it's been the answer!! Sometimes even less than a pound but always a bit down. Keep it up!! You're doing FANTASTIC!!

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SIRIUS2014 10/11/2014 2:18PM

    Hooray! You are truly an inspiration. Yes, yes yes! We can do this. One day at a time.

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NASFKAB 10/11/2014 10:46AM

  great way to go

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/11/2014 10:27AM

    Woohoo - way to go! Love the image of the tortoise and the hare

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WILSONWR 10/11/2014 9:48AM

    What a great attitude!

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MORAVIANSTAR 10/11/2014 9:27AM

    Wonderful! Isn't it motivating to see results - and to see that exercise is becoming part of your lifestyle. Something you actually miss if you don't get to it. Wish I could get to that point!

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JAROL7 10/11/2014 8:51AM

    Work your plan .... congrats

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Changing Doctors

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Well after hunting around and doing some research I finally found a Doctors Surgery that is taking on new patients emoticon

So tomorrow we go there and get signed on with a new Doctor. It is nearer to us and so will be easier to get to, one bus ride away and that means I save on Taxi fare, double emoticon .

This week my husband had his prescription delivered as normal only to find he was missing a large amount of pills he needed. He takes 2 pain relief pills 4 times a day this makes 8 pills a day for a month.
Now even I with Dyscalculia can work out that 8x3 = 24 and for the month 240 pills would be needed, even if I did use a calculator. The Dr sent out 100.
I phoned the surgery to find out why and they said it was an error and would see if the Dr would write out a new prescription for the remainder.
Well today the rest of the pills were delivered, not 140 but the full months supply of 240. So now my husband has 340 pills.

The new Doctors have been given good reviews and when I asked at the chemist who will deliver the prescriptions they said they are one of the best around. So fingers crossed we get something sorted out with them and my husband is not left in pain for months before anything is done to help him.

  
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SIRIUS2014 10/9/2014 10:05PM

    I'm so glad you found a new Doctor. I do hope your husband's meds will be figured out with no days of pain. Nice not to take a taxi, but I'm amazed he can do a bus. Have a good night. Shirley

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TRUCKERSMRS 10/9/2014 5:24AM

    This new Doctors Surgery sounds a lot better. I hope you have a successful visit with them and can move forward with more appropriate treatment for you both.
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L*I*T*A* 10/8/2014 7:44PM

    great ......
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USMAWIFE 10/8/2014 6:17PM

    good luck with the new doctor

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PATRICIA-CR 10/8/2014 1:07PM

    Good news! Best wishes with the new doctor.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/8/2014 11:36AM

    emoticon Glad you were able to get a new doctor. Hope things go well with him.

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NASFKAB 10/8/2014 11:16AM

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