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Trying to be frugal since I don't know what my income will be since hubby is in nursing home...
Saturday, December 03, 2016      6 comments

When I was still in my home and he went to the nursing home I was given most of his income (SS) to bring me up to 1.5 of poverty level. I was told it may change since I am in an apartment now and the county is very slow to respond. I also have... Read more
I figured out how to come after dark from the gym...
Friday, November 11, 2016      4 comments

As I was walking home from the gym just before dark, lo and behold a bus came by that goes right to my apt building.....So if I leave the gym about 6:00 I can take the bus to my doorstep for 75 cents. I am going to leave for the gym on foot abo... Read more
Can't wait to get in the pools at the gym today!
Thursday, November 10, 2016      2 comments

Even though I am tired today I am going swimming to help my back, etc. get stronger. If I get too late of a start I can't go cause I am afraid to walk alone in the dark (1/2 mile). I have joined the senior center and hope to find some members ... Read more
I walked a mile in my shoes today to go to vote
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      7 comments

I am making efforts to increase physical activity. One roadblock is that my gym's swimming pool has been closed for about 5 days and won't open for 2 more days. When I walk to the gym and back it is 1 mile. I walked there 2 days ago... Read more
Who said retirement means taking it easy?
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      1 comments

I retired last August and I have not had much time to do things I was looking forward to like swimming a few times a week and spending time on SparkPeople, to name 2 things. If I spent an hour really thinking about things I would like to do I ... Read more
Busy filling out applications and getting ready for tax time....
Saturday, February 06, 2016      4 comments

Hopefully, I will be getting respite care for my husband who has Alzheimer's and it should be in the next month or two. Lately I have had difficulty getting him to go out with me and have started to feel housebound which is one cause of careta... Read more
will start PT on February 1st...for deconditioned state and home program...
Sunday, January 17, 2016      0 comments

Orthopedist was a bit alarmed at the degree of disc degeneration in my entire spine. He recommended PT to get me on a home exercise program. I have a nice treadmill at home and know some of the exercises that help my back pain and strengthenin... Read more
No company for Christmas and staying home and relaxing...
Friday, December 25, 2015      4 comments

Don't have to worry about the weather or anything....just having a couple of sloughing off days and sleeping in. Didn't even get dressed yesterday and lounged in my pink flannel PJs.... Read more
Back to Spark People after hiatus.... feeling better now!
Friday, December 18, 2015      5 comments

I rejoined the gym and actually went swimming today for 30 minutes and enjoyed the whirlpool after swim, I plan to go as often as I can. Bought membership including my husband and hope to get him to be more active in the pool, too. He i... Read more
The budget is done...
Friday, November 13, 2015      2 comments

With present income, I am short $999 a month. My brain hurts from thinking about it. emoticon... Read more
I keep trying to think of ways to earn money at home...
Thursday, November 12, 2015      3 comments

I worked at home for 7 years (about 10 years ago) as a home medical transcriptionist. I have to stay home with my husband whose Alzheimer's is becoming severe enough that his doctor's orders were that he couldn't be left alone any longer so I h... Read more
Progress: Heading in the right direction with weight....
Monday, November 09, 2015      6 comments

I just charted the lowest weight I have had since 2006. I am feeling rather svelte, but have to look at my weight report back to 2004 to see the ghastly trends. I started at about 200 lb and gained about 40 lb in the first year. After that po... Read more
A woman's work is never done.....blah, blah, blah....
Sunday, November 01, 2015      1 comments

I have the house under pretty good (not perfect) control but as I am home and not working any more I find that I spend a lot of time picking up things, washing clothes and dishes (thank goodness for our modern machines). I am stressed out... Read more
Progress on the plains....
Sunday, October 04, 2015      2 comments

I got a reprieve on the dumpster which is half full. They will pick it up tomorrow (Monday) and since I paid a lot to rent it I have to fill it up today. Will be topping it off with a queen size mattress and hope to get a neighbor to get it up... Read more
Making up for being a lazy housekeeper....
Saturday, September 26, 2015      5 comments

It is/was so bad I had to hire a lady who works as a janitor at my previous job. One problem is that we talk too much when we get together and the last few times she was working there was not much progress made. The goal is to get most of the ... Read more

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