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Hay in a Handbasket

Monday, October 20, 2014

That's where this month has gone .... not despairing but ... definitely starting over today!!! In 31 days we will be boarding a plane headed for South Korea to visit my son-in-law who is deployed there on a 1-year unaccompanied tour. Taking my daughter and his sister to visit him to break up the separation time. He will be able to come home for 30 days at the mid point so ....

So, the sad news is I weighed in this morning at 203.2 .... arghhhh!!! Have worn myself out emotionally worrying about finances but ... that is about to get under control again so!!!

Back to tracking my food today, trying to get in my 3-mile walk, and cleaning closets!

  
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COOP9002 10/20/2014 4:08PM

    cleaning out the closets is one of those things that we have to do, but never one of my faves. Hope you're able to enjoy some time with you family next month.

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UKNOWITNOW 10/20/2014 3:47PM

  cleaning those closets can occupy a lot of time. I am certainly finding that out. emoticon

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Disappointed in Myself

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Going to be painfully blunt right here 'cause have to get some things off my chest so I can move on!

I am disappointed in my financial habits -- I did not prepare financially for retirement and I didn't change my mindset when retirement was forced upon me last June; consequently, I am in a bit of a financial rut right now. I am working a part-time job -- the only thing I could find at age 65 -- and looking for a second part-time job to get out of the hole I dug for myself.

I am equally disappointed in the mental health profession. I have two bipolar siblings and they are both in manic episodes right now. Sister picked up on 96-hr hold but released when they had not stabilized her meds so had to be done again in 2 weeks. Now back out there and still not stabilized. Brother just picked up on 96-hr hold and praying they will not release him too soon.

Have not met my walking goal for many days this month and have gained back to 200.5 from my 199.2 ending October weight. No food journal being kept. I am getting my 5 freggies/day and my 8 glasses of water; however ....

Okay -- enough of that rant!!! I MUST get myself together and get back on track both physically/mentally and financially. Prayers appreciated.

  
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AUNT_JENNY 10/12/2014 11:20AM

    The mental health industry is a mess. Not enough research, professional, money, etc. I hope you siblings get the help they need. I have manic episodes, but my last two days at the most. Most the time I'm so depression that just getting out of bed is a chore.
I hope you find that second pt job and everything financial turns around for you.
Time to make a plan and then follow though with it. One step at a time.
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MA_DIDDLES 10/12/2014 10:18AM

    There are so many woe's out there in the World today, so you are not alone.
I pray everyday for family and friends and all that need Prayer.
I am getting ready to sell my car, to save that expense. I can still walk or peddle my bike to get to where I need to go and it helps to keep me healthy.

You can get back on track Spark Friend. I too was up a little this morning, but hope to be back down by Thursday.

Sorry to hear about the kids as well. I hope it all works out for the best.

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/12/2014 10:07AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you - sounds tough!

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HMBROWN1 10/12/2014 9:33AM

    So sorry to hear about your siblings! I hope they get the medication and treatment they need. It must be a terrible worry for you! Best wishes!

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October 1st - New Month/New Goals

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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

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

My report on my September goals goes like this:

I completed 97.7 miles for the month
Weighed 199.2 on 30 Sep (loss of 5.8 this month)
Still getting all my freggies per day --- easy peasy as I love freggies
Still drinking all my water

To date, have walked 596 miles in my virtual walk from Virginia to Oregon -- yippee, finally am out of Virginia and in Kentucky!!!!

Plan to keep the momentum going -- October goals:
Walk 100 miles for the month
Goal weight of 190 by 31 October
Keep a food journal
5 Freggies/Day
8 Glasses/Water


  
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KATIEJOB38 10/8/2014 10:08AM

  Wow, great goal and great results!
Thank you for your encouragement yesterday on my blog.

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SISSYFEB48 10/3/2014 11:27PM

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Brick Wall Ahead

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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

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

My report on my September goals goes like this:

I completed 23.4 miles through last evening (87.7 for the month so far; gotta get a move on)
I am down to 199.5 this morning (loss of 5.5 so far this month)
Still getting all my freggies per day --- easy peasy as I love freggies
Still drinking all my water

To date, have walked 586 miles in my virtual walk from Virginia to Oregon -- yippee, finally am out of Virginia and in Kentucky!!!!

Began working a second part-time job as a Foodie at Harmon's (local family-owned grocery) and loving it!!!

Trials and tribulations testing us this week: both of my younger siblings who are bipolar manic depressives are having episodes (sister is hospitalized and brother on the way). It's been 3 years for both of them; such a hard illness to deal with. My daughter has been told she is being replaced at her job and her husband is currently deployed -- praying that she will successfully find another position and soon. She was also diagnosed with ovarian cyst this week. God will prevail!!!!!

  
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TRUE-NESS 10/1/2014 11:17AM

    Did you get the rest of your miles in before the month was completed? You've done such a great job!

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/28/2014 12:30PM

    You're doing great!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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EBURGITE 9/28/2014 11:29AM

    onederland! YAY! emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 9/28/2014 11:12AM

    Congratulations on getting below 200 .... every day is a new day for sure ... praying all will end well for your family. rocie
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Goals Update

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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

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

My report on my September goals goes like this:

I completed 22.3 miles through last evening (67.8 for the month so far)
I am still 1.7 lbs up
Ate at least 5 freggies per day
Drank at least 8 glasses of water per day

Epic fail on the 28-day squat challenge ... I never hurt so badly!!!! Shooting for 1derLand this week!!!!

To date, I have walked 562.6 miles in my virtual walk across the United States -- from Virgina to Oregon. Great site: http://exercise.lbl.gov

  


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