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Monday report.......

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Better night of sleep - "guilty party" in household had a quiet night (at least of 4:30AM EST - the time that I'm writing this blog).........

Got my flu shot and a free cholesterol screening yesterday..........number wasn't as bad as I feared it might have been - a nice surprise, as it were! I have been in that range before, so I wasn't all too concerned - sure, I could get that down a few points, but this is something I can research to get ideas on - I don't see a need for professional help at this point, as I do NOT want to be a slave to Big Pharma if I can handle this by other means!

Time to get to the ol' breakfast (oatmeal today)........enjoy your Tuesday, Sparkies!

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ICECUB 9/16/2014 6:59PM

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KRYSSCOTT 9/16/2014 5:17PM

    I know that a lot of people get the flu shot. I don't and I don't get it for my children either. We are in Florida so the weather doesn't get as cold here but that is not the reason. We never do it because being disabled each of us have weaker immune systems and I don't want us to be exposed to any viruses that we don't need to be.

I am also afraid of Guillain-Barré Syndrome which a number of people contracted after receiving the flu shot a few years back. Have you ever had any adverse reactions to this shot?

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GORDON66 9/16/2014 8:15AM

  Oatmeal is an excellent choice for starting the day out right! emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 9/16/2014 7:16AM

    Thanks for the reminder to get my flu shot.

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May just have to say TGI *MONDAY* again :(

Monday, September 15, 2014

Yesterday was almost "golden" (beautiful weather, good long workout with an extra outdoor walk) - but the #$!@# day was spoiled totally by poor quality sleep (once again due to ANOTHER PERSON - NOT ME!)..........

Needless to say, I'm a very, *very* SOUR raspberry........who can't get out of the house quickly enough to suit me!

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KRYSSCOTT 9/16/2014 5:10PM

    Try to sneak in a nap when you first get home from work. It won't do anything to help your sleepless nights but it will help with the sleep deprivation and brighten your mood.

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GORDON66 9/15/2014 9:26AM

  Have you tried ear plugs?

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ICECUB 9/15/2014 7:43AM

    emoticon SORRY YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THIS. GOOD LUCK.

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Weekend half-way over.......

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Had a nice visit with an old friend over a small church dinner........was a bit on the bleak and rainy side (which was nice for relaxing at home during the day) and the event itself was sparsely attended, but the social break was good to have despite my generally introverted nature (this was a HS friend, which I suspect made a good bit of difference in my response and attitude)........

Speaking about relaxing at home - I found my all-time favorite movie being played during the afternoon (now I'm NOT a big fan of movies for the most part, so this was *HUGE*)..........to pair that experience with a nice, raspberry flavor-filled snack - let me tell ya, that was truly "heaven on earth"!

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Today there's a homecoming event (with meal) at the church down the street from me.......I have been wavering for most of the week as to whether or not I'll attend - you see, for many years I've been, so to speak, "spiritually challenged" (long story here), so regular church attendance has not happened for a while, obviously..........I know the DD will head out there (that's her home church - spouse left that church a few years ago due to a disagreement over procedure changes and is now going somewhere else)........

It's soooooooo tempting to just stay home and binge-watch my favorite show (yeah, the couch-potato side is rearing it's ol' ugly head again...........guess I'll just play the next few hours by ear and make the final decision as the time gets near to do so......

May get a nice park walk in since it looks like the weather will be much nicer today!

Now get this - as far as the news I had been given the other day.........yep - a new wrinkle and twist! There may be a change in approach to the issue........sigh........I was just at the point where I was accepting of the situation - go figure!

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Enjoy your Sunday, Sparkies!

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KRYSSCOTT 9/16/2014 5:08PM

    Happy you had an opportunity to reconnect with an old friend. Hopefully the weather will hold out today so you can make that visit to the park a reality.

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ICECUB 9/14/2014 8:06AM

    IT IS NICE TO VISIT WITH OLD FRIENDS YOU HAVE'NT SEEN IN AWHILE. HOPE THINGS WORK OUT FOR YOU. SOMETIMES IT IS NICE TO STAY AT HOME AND WATCH MOVIES OR READ. HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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Sigh......

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Received some saddening feedback last evening - I suspected what I had heard would have been the case, and I am saddened, but ironically I am now also feeling numb to the whole thing..........now I can go on about my days with a stronger sense of confidence in the decision I have made in how to handle my life - as more of an individual and less of that of family member..........I need to take care of myself and not allow a single soul (even family) to get in my way!

So now the process begins - it will be slow, with "baby steps" for sure.......but the bottom line is that I need to do what makes *me* happy and keeps *me* SANE - and may nobody EVER stand in my way!

Now we'll see if the weight loss begins anew!

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Will be a cool and rainy day today, and I'm actually OK with that - the rain is needed and it'll be great for sleeping and resting!

Enjoy your Saturday, Sparkies!

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KRYSSCOTT 9/13/2014 7:32PM

    I'm sorry Raspberry, Whether you expected it or not to hear feedback directly from a person confirms your suspicions and puts a finality on the issue.

When the feedback is bad, it's never pleasant to hear. You have chosen to continue weight loss even with this disheartening news and I think if you channel those negative feelings and use them to motivate your workout that you will see the results you are expecting.

Nothing motivates me more than someone telling me I can not do something.


So look out world, here comes "Ms. Raspberry".

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ICECUB 9/13/2014 7:01PM

    emoticon TAKE CARE OF YOU

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GORDON66 9/13/2014 5:05PM

  Have a good weekend!

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SUNSET09 9/13/2014 11:58AM

  When you take care of self first, then, you can take care of others! emoticon emoticon Hang in there! emoticon emoticon

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PURPLE0906 9/13/2014 6:38AM

    Agreed!! You need to take care of yourself first!!
Good Luck and you can do it!!

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OSDOWNS 9/13/2014 6:16AM

    I'm sorry about your news but am happy for you with your new resolve. Taking care of yourself is so important.

Hang in there!

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Another rough evening........

Friday, September 12, 2014

Once again I have to state - this journey would best be done as a single person without any family!

'Nuff said.......

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You have people right here to support you.
If you can't get what you need from them, then get it from us.

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2BDYNAMIC 9/12/2014 1:23PM

    Been there; done that and I think I may be reading between the lines ........... You have my support and a big hug!

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GORDON66 9/12/2014 8:23AM

  I'm single with no children, and sometimes that's not a lot of fun either. However, it does make eating choices a whole bunch easier.

Take care!!

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