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New Month, New Goals

Monday, September 01, 2014

September Goals: Celebrate my 66th birthday on the 4th!!!!

Walk at least 100 miles for the month
Lose at least 10 pounds this month
Eat at least 5 freggies per day
Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day

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COOP9002 9/1/2014 1:16PM

    looks like you've got a good plan. blessings to you on getting to where you want to be.

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LJOYCE55 9/1/2014 12:07PM

  When you say it as 100 miles in one month, it seems like a lot. I bet it feels good to see th total grow on a daily basis, though.

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Rising Like a Phoenix

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I have been in a valley for several days; usually don't stay down long and today I am going to rise like a phoenix!

The MRI and EEG results on my hubby were inconclusive as to causal effect for the seizures he suffered on 29 July so .... he must continue the anti-seizure meds for at least another 90 days. The medical profession is so baffling and frustrating at times!

I read a blog entry this morning that really opened my eyes -- FOOD has become my IDOL. I do not like this one bit as I don't want to worship anyone or anything except my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The entry went on to say that I love food and food loves every emotion I have. So, today, I am smiting this deceitful enemy and turning back to the One who loves me for who I am --- going to take a few days mentally, emotionally, and physically to clear the path but will be formulating my plan for September 1st.

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MMMORRIS1791 8/28/2014 1:16PM

    What a blessing to read your post....I know this idol is from the enemy. I become weak and defeated thinking the battle is lost because I failed so many times in the past. That is a LIE from the deceitful enemy who prowls like a lion waiting to devour me. My eternity is guaranteed and the battles on this earth are but a refining mechanism until I am with Jesus. May God bless you during your time of reflection.

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COOP9002 8/28/2014 10:14AM

    Blessings to you on this journey.

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Hoping for Good News

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hubby still suffering with hives -- today we get results of the MRI and EEG they did based on the seizures he suffered on 29 July -- hoping they will have found nothing definitive and that he can wean off the anti-seizure meds and resume his normal routine life -- being able to drive his own truck and swim without someone else present, etc.

On my own self, feeling angry because I can't get a grip on my finances, lonesome for my Girl Scout friends and comraderie, and just blah!!!!

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DOODLES1013 8/25/2014 9:37AM

  Think positive!!! I hope everything turns out o.k. Take it one day at a time emoticon

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Feeling Helpless

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

My husband is still suffering from acute attack of hives ... over 4 weeks now!!! Can't take Allegra or Benadryl -- anyone know any home remedies that might help?

As some may know, he suffered seizures after taking Allegra last Tuesday -- scariest day of my life. Saw our primary care physician today but that was a waste of time altho' revealed his BP was elevated. Seeing neurologist tomorrow morning. He had a CT scan of lungs yesterday as our ER visit chest X-ray showed something on lower left lung. Prior to his stopping smoking on Palm Sunday this year, he had been a smoker over 50 years. Praying nothing awful shows in the CT scan from yesterday.

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MKBWNSUGAR 8/19/2014 10:48PM

    You and your family are in my prayers.
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SPATTEN2001 8/5/2014 5:38PM

    Thanks for your comments .... I hope we can get some definitive answers at the neurologist appt tomorrow

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TERESA_68 8/5/2014 2:31PM

    good luck to you both and may god bless you sending prayers

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AZRIDERS 8/5/2014 2:05PM

  Oh ouch! I'm sorry.

I used to get hives a lot as a child. Found out that sulfa - based drugs were at cause. My mom would put me in the bathtub filled with tepid water and dump a box of baking soda in. It did help me.

Good luck. I hope your husband is better soon.

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1 August 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Last month I set a goal of walking 100 miles -- I exceeded that goal and ended the month with 103.4 miles. So ... for the month of August I am increasing my goal by 10%. I am weighing in at 202.5 pounds today. My goal for the month of August is 190.

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COOP9002 8/1/2014 11:53AM

    Great job!!

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ONTHEPATH2 8/1/2014 11:11AM

    Way to go!!!! I have started doing a virtual walk on May 1. I decided to shoot big and walk from Michigan to Arizona to visit a friend there.1870 miles - which I thought would help keep me committed to Spark. I have a track record of 6-8 months, go on vacation and never seem to come back until the first of the year. I wanted this year to be different.

Well, I am now in Kansas! I have walked 685 miles since May!!! It has helped keep me on track. I have set goals like "I want to be in St Louis for the fireworks on the fourth of July", or Kansas border by the first of August! This month it is to be half way there by September 1.

If you feel you need a little boost, check out some of the virtual walks and hikes - it may help keep you motivated!!!

Great job on getting that 100 miles in! You ARE doing it!!! WooHoo!!!

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JUSTSILVIE 8/1/2014 10:10AM

    emoticon Congratulations!

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