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Bee Pollen

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I used to take this a long time ago so I picked up some lately to try again.

  
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MAZACK 6/16/2013 2:32AM

    Thanks for info, I knew some of it but learned more. How much do you take daily?


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DOROTHYBERO 6/13/2013 9:09AM

    Interesting!

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APACHESTEVE 6/12/2013 8:22PM

    I also tried bee pollen years ago and I recall it being pleasant. However, I do not recall if it helped for weight loss at the time. I'm curious what results you get with BP?

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nothing much

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Nothing much going on. I have not lost weight this week and getting a little discouraged. My back is a little better so have rested it some today. I didn't get but a 15minute walk today and all my back could take this day.

The grand dogs went home today. Surprised us as we didn't expect the kids to come home until at least Thursday or Friday. The dogs were so happy to see them. Other son called and think we will have the 2 sons and families out to eat a late lunch or early supper on Thursday. It will be good to have them all here at the same time. Youngest son and family are going on vacation starting this weekend. So will probably be the only chance any of us get together for a month or so. Hope the heat and humidity won't be so bad that we can eat outside.

Well off to get some sleep.

  
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NELLIEH1 6/12/2013 6:18PM

    Hope you had a good rest last night and that your back continues to improve.

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DOROTHYBERO 6/12/2013 7:14AM

    Feel better and take care!

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CAKAROO 6/12/2013 6:10AM

    emoticon

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0309COOKIE 6/11/2013 11:42PM

    Great inspirational poster.

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LORIVIOLA 6/11/2013 10:52PM

    sleep well. may your back get better and better.

i really like your graphic above. very nice

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O my aching back!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013


This picture pretty well describes how my back feels. I am seriously thinking of calling the doctor and having him prescribe PT. It has mainly hurt in the lower part but now is hurting in the middle back as well. It makes my legs feel like lead weights.

I know some will say go to the chiropractor but I can't. I have weak joints and bones and last time I went to one, my hip collapsed so can not chance my other hip going out as well. A massage helps but know I mainly need to strengthen my core and abs to give this weak back extra support. I am resorting to my back brace and hate how it constricts me but it is either that or more pain. I only take my pain meds at night as don't like the outer space feeling I get in the daytime with them.

I'm having trouble getting my 30 minutes of walk time in. I'm having to do it in 10 minute increments and the high humidity we have right now doesn't help either. Sorry for moaning. I usually don't complain but think this pain is finally getting to me.

I will give it a couple more days before calling the doctor.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 6/11/2013 6:16AM

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OLIVIANIGHT 6/11/2013 2:32AM

    Oh no, I hope your back gets better soon. I'm sending lot of hugs your way.

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MICKEYH 6/11/2013 12:12AM

    Hope your back feel better. emoticon emoticon

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TURTLETALK 6/10/2013 6:51PM

    Sorry to hear you are so miserable. Take it easy and get well. emoticon

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BARB4HEALTH 6/10/2013 3:08PM

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BELIEVING-N-ME 6/10/2013 2:22PM

   
emoticon Hope your back feels better soon. emoticon

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NELLIEH1 6/10/2013 2:20PM

    Am praying that your back begins to be restored as you go slowly with each activity and rest cycle during the day. Do gradual stretches help you?

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MILLIFRED 6/10/2013 12:49PM

    Take it slow and give your back a couple of days to rest before you try to do too much; you will be glad in the long run!

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Just Smile!

Sunday, June 09, 2013


Did you know smiling makes you happy. Smiling makes other people happy too. And also makes them wonder what you are up to.

  
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CAKAROO 6/10/2013 6:02AM

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NELLIEH1 6/9/2013 8:29PM

    Ah...that is really cute emoticon

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HAPPYMENOW58 6/9/2013 6:07PM

    Great!

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DOROTHYBERO 6/9/2013 4:51PM

    Love it! emoticon

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Life is a bowl of cherries!!!

Saturday, June 08, 2013



We have one cherry tree which is hard to pick and too big to net to keep the birds out. We also have some bush cherries. The tree cherries are smaller than those you buy in the stores and they are sour..made for pies and jams mainly. The bush cherries are even smaller but much sweeter. We did manage to pick 2 gallons of cherries this year before the birds wiped them out. And I put up 8 pints of jam from that.

Our plums are beginning to ripen and have been battling the squirrels over them this year. Usually they wait to attack the peaches. Due to all the rain, we have 16 tomato plants left that did not drown. We had planted 42 so way over half were lost. We have also lost some green beans. We really needed the tomatoes this year to replenish our supply of salsa. So guess we will head down south to the tomato shed later on this summer and buy some for our salsa this year. Other people around here who have gardens have been having the deer to eat their tomatoes. Never heard of deer eating them but guess there is a first time. We keep the pests out with an electric fence around out garden. But with the loss this year from too much rain is sad. The time and expense we have put into the garden to have it happen. O well!! Live is a bowl of cherries..some good and some bad in every bowl.

  
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DOROTHYBERO 6/10/2013 9:55AM

    You just never know what is going to happen.....

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CAKAROO 6/9/2013 8:12AM

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NELLIEH1 6/8/2013 10:10PM

    Your cherries look so very good! Glad you got some before the birds. So sorry about your tomatoes and green beans. Our gardens in NH are just beginning, but we also know the hazards. For us it was dryness that did many tomato plants in one year, so we decided to use containers. Of course 42 of them would be a lot! We have five hanging and seven in ground pots. Our green beans are just poking through the soil as we had to wait until Memorial Day in order to avoid frost. Thanks for sharing!

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