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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

We arrived here on Sunday, 23 November -- it was like coming home as I have spent over 12 years living here previously! Having a wonderful visit with my son-in-law and old friends. Walked over 5 miles yesterday while out touring Kunsan.



Sunday, November 02, 2014

Yesterday was my brother's Medicare birthday ... my daughter and I celebrated by dining at the Mongolian Grill and seeing the movie BEST OF ME -- I sobbed out loud!!! I did get in 3 miles of walking yesterday. So ... will be off to church this morning and here are my November goals:

Eat healthy by having at least 2 probiotics per day, 2 fruits per day, and 3 veggies
Eat lean chicken, turkey, or fish for protein
Walk at least 3 miles daily

Daughter and I will be off to Korea to visit her husband for Thanksgiving week.

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WIFE48 11/2/2014 1:18PM

    Great job on the goals.

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MA_DIDDLES 11/2/2014 11:21AM

    Susan - I like your Nov Goals. Be sure to remember to post them with your weigh in tomorrow for the new challenge on the STOP Team.

A trip to Korea with DD sounds great. Enjoy your family time together.

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Another month gone

Friday, October 31, 2014

It must be an age thing ... I certainly don't remember the months flying by as fast as they do now!! Here we are at the end of another month. I am not a failure but I did fail in attaining my goals set for October so .... kick yourself in the hiney, make your new goals list for November and GET 'ER DONE!!!!

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SNOOKY53 10/31/2014 2:29PM

  Forget about Oct. Look forward to Nov. You can do this. Keep smiling life is good. emoticon

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COOP9002 10/31/2014 2:16PM

    No time like the present.

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LIFENPROGRESS 10/31/2014 1:56PM

    emoticon "It's not too late to get back on the right track. You just have to BELIEVE that you can be anything again, and push yourself to do it."
~ Sonya Parker ~

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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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