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Who is thankful for a thunderstorm - me when it brings some much needed rain. Hope no one was impacted by the high winds and hail.

Good to hear that your numbers are up - steps that is - way to go Zak.
1CrazyDog - just wanted to say thanks for all the encouraging words you send our way.

Happy to report I get to open one of my wrapped packages of earrings ( my self gift when I hit a goal weight along my journey).

Have a safe night with the storms out there and a healthy Monday.
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Thanks 1.

I just saw my weekly steps. I am at a new high. It's still not high per se but it is the highest I've ever had for a weekly total. I've been trying to increase my steps gradually and it is working! Yay! I hope you all have enjoyed you weekend so far and continue to today.

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Saturday – Beautiful day out yesterday. Looks like we may have a cool down by Tuesday. But this is fine, too.

Have a few stops to make today. On the move!

HUGS and have a wonderful Saturday.

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Zak: Kudos and good job.

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Ali - don't forget to take time for yourself, don't push to much to fast.

1 - glad you were able to get a walk in while the temps were refreshing. I even got a walk in yesterday. Unfortunately I waited to long and walked in the heat, but there was a nice breeze so it wasn't too bad. Happy to hear your Mom had a good day.

I am in a much more positive place than I have been, which is really helping me to make better choices. I have released weight for the last two weeks (working on week three). Thanks for being supportive during my binge period. I am hoping to not have another one of those for a while. I know I'll end up in one, but hopefully I will be able to get out of it quicker than this last time. I hope you all have a great weekend.

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Friday – Early morning walk was actually refreshing! Had 2 appointments, then grocery shopping. Got it all done!

Mom had a good day. Hoozah!

Looking forward to the weekend.

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Have a fabulous weekend, ladies! HUGS

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Ali: Just be sure you get your rest! You are so dedicated!

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1, thank you, and I'm so glad the prayers are helping Jason, I'm keeping them up for all of you, including your parents, too. *hugs*

Zak: I love the nature ones, they are so soothing. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. I've been getting in the pool and it feels so nice, so glad for the warm weather to be able to do that, thank goodness. You're right, if not for the heat and humidity, I'd go back to walking indoors and right now I'd rather do the swim walking. :D I hope you're able to get to the store a lot, then, to keep cool. *hugs*

Ques: I'm so glad to hear meditation has helped your friend, even 15 minutes, how wonderful, that makes me feel better about using it for shorter periods of time (like the 15 mins or so). thank you for saying that, so much! I remember going to German Fest, though I don't recall where it was, it was years ago, with my husband (full blooded German), we had a lot of fun.

Rhonda: depends on how much effort you put into cleaning, sometimes you can use it, try putting it into your exercise area and see if it comes up, some of it does, you'll be surprised!

Tomorrow I have to be up and into town by 10 am, to meet one of the board members, then go talk to someone at the 4H office about one of our fundraisers, seeing if they'll put the brochure in their newsletter, doubtful, but you never know; then checking with stores, etc, to see if they'll put them in their bags, etc. Keeping our fingers crossed, then get groceries. Talk about busy, but hopefully it'll be a little cooler. Have a great weekend everyone.

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Rhonda: Makes sweating a little more fun, doesn't it! LOL

Thursday – can the weekend be far behind???

Jason had a good day yesterday @ work. PHEW Felt good, but tired when he got home. Early bedtime. That’s a good thing.

Otherwise was hot and humid, but then the wind shifted. Still hot, but much less humid.

Let’s make it ah tremendous Thursday.


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7/30/15 7:58 A

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emoticon LOL I love that "sweat is fat crying!!" I will remember that. Looks like a wonderful day here today. Got to go and do some picking up stuff for the store.

Hope you all have a wonderful day. I plan to make the fat "cry" again today!!! LOL

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Yes, for sure the breezes were refreshing!

And I think positive thinking did help Jason, that and wanting to get out of the house after 5 days!

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MPotter - we had hot breezes that needed a cool down this afternoon and as I am writing I can tell a much needed drop in temp is starting to happen. Will have to get the tennis shoes on soon for my evening walk. Wanted to bike after work but temps too high in the high 80s and low 90s.

Zak - will look into the month by month that would actually be a good plan for me starting in November (will be moaning soon it's already here) - Thanks for the heads up. PT on foot/knee or some other body part? Hope you feel better soon.

1CrazyDog - glad all is going well at home - amazing how we all heal at different rates. The power of positive mind set - Jason must have made up his mind that this was how it was going to be! Hope you are finding time for yourself during his recovery.

Have a wonderful Thursday - any festivals or fairs that anyone is going too? I am looking forward to state fair coming up soon.
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It was warm today, but much less humid and some strong winds. It felt refreshing!

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Zak: Glad the PT went well.

Had rain earlier, but now sunny with a light breeze. Warm but not torrid like it was earlier.

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1 - happy to hear Jason is back to work, I hope it goes well for him. We had some storm clouds this morning (looked frightful), but nothing came of them. We've been sunny, hot, and humid again today. I'll bet your right we just tolerated the heat better when we were kids.

Ques - the YMCA has membership month to month. So you could sign up in the fall and then cancel in the spring. The only downfall is that you'd have to pay the registration fee again, but they are often running specials for free registration.

Not much to report... had PT today, went well. Have a great Wednesday!

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Wednesday – one more dental visit next month. PHEW

Raining, hot and humid. Does it get better! LOL

Jason off to work today. We’ll see how it goes. I know he’ll be tired when he gets home.

Stay cool!

Ques: Hope today is a bit slower for you.

Jason did very well. Back to work today! Feeling very well. HEW.

I know, I wonder where the heck July went!

Good to start planning for the winter. It’ll be here. UGH Don’t wanna think about it.

ZAK: I agree. I don’t remember it being this hot and uncomfortable growing up. BUT then again, maybe I tolerated it better.

Positive thing – Jason healed and is back to work!

Rhonda: Sweat is fat crying, so good job!

Good luck w/your housecleaning.

Ali: HUGS


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Had a great evening last night with computer face time with four of us on at the same time - was a hoot! Then tonight was a work celebration event and one of my closest friends was with me - so another good night! (hmmm this means I have to get out and walk on wed.....need to make up for a couple of late nights keeping me occupied)

Probably seems weird timing, but I have been contemplating a change up for the winter in the type of exercise that I do (strength training and aerobic bike or walk) -- may be a good time to join a gym for access to water, elliptical or a class of some kind. Too bad they don't offer winter only memberships ;)

Woo Hoo almost Hump Day..... Enjoy it!
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7/28/15 10:26 A

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Been doing some heavy cleaning (and sweating like a pig!! LOL) Did you know that heavy cleaning can be put down as exercise?? I am very grateful for this. Because after doing all the cleaning, I don't have any energy to exercise. Well, this was my first break from the heavy cleaning. Totally worked over one bathroom in my house, now it is time to hit the sweeping/vaccuming/mopping the floors. Well here it goes.

hope you all have a great Tuesday!!

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Ques - No I haven't thought about using a weekly goal. I'm trying to get my activity up every day so that I am not sitting on my butt as much, but maybe a weekly goal would work - I'll have to give it some thought, thanks for the idea.

1 - We never had a/c when I was a kid either and I managed just fine - but I don't remember it getting this hot and uncomfortable. But then again I was in the pool swimming most of the day so that might be why I don't remember it being uncomfortable. Oh the ways of our youth. Snow didn't bother me, cold didn't bother me, heat didn't bother me. Oh well, so far I think I handle it pretty well, not as well as I could but well enough.

What is one positive thing that has happened to you in the last couple of days? (You don't have to share if you don't want to) My positive is that I got to see my Mom yesterday, yay! I hope you all have a great Tuesday.

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Has been a couple of just busy days with fun and home projects thrown in, so catching up on postings and darn it have to back track for tracking food etc. so once again starting those streaks over ;)

Sorry to hear about your cat, recently having lost a much loved pet, I can very much empathize with your feelings of loss.

Saturday started as a morning outside at farmers market and day ended up outside in Milwaukee watching the airplane show with parachuters and listening to German music at German Fest. In the middle of the day, biked over with a friend to a craft show that a couple of other friends were selling craft items - agree it was very hot to be outside and try to exercise. We chose to bike cause we thought it would be quicker and cooler (and I think it was) but was glad we took a fairly direct route and my friend didn't say anything about going for a longer ride. For me being a night person, I will usually pull out the flashlight and just go walking later at night when the sun is down and even though it's hot the temps have usually dropped a little. Always do my strength training inside in the ac during the summer months as I can't imagine trying to exercise in the heat and not collapse from heat exhaustion or dehydration.

Zak - glad you are taking those steps as each one increases that total - have you considered a weekly goal rather than a daily at this time?

1CrazyDog - hope that patient of yours is resting and healing - is he working on puzzles with your mom?

Ali - I have a friend who for years has used meditation as a way to rejuvenate herself, 15 minutes she would take for herself every day and find her 'zone'; was in particular beneficial when recovering from her mastectomy surgery and subsequent treatments.

Can't believe we will soon be entering August - summer seems to rush by way to quickly. In the meantime, have a great Tuesday and may there be a break in the temps for those in the heatwave.
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OH my gosh . . . . it would be difficult to deal with the heat and humidity w/o the a/c. But I grew up wo it, so there you have it.

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mpotter - I am so sorry to hear about your little Nala. It is so hard losing a loved one, whether human or pet.

1 - Glad to hear Jason is continuing to do better.

swauters - It is really hard sometimes to exercise in the heat, especially when it is really humid out.

Rhonda - Yes the SP videos are great. I have enjoyed the ones I have done. I also like Jessica Smith, she has a lot of videos ranging from beginner to more advanced.

Ali - I have also been looking up information/videos on meditation. I've even downloaded a couple of apps for it on my phone, one of which is nature sounds - amazing. I wish you continued success on your journey, you are in my prayers.

Had a busy day today - mainly sitting on my duff! At least that's what it felt like, but I got in more than my goal of steps (far from 10,000 but a start). I have been making good, healthy choices for most meals. I haven't weighed myself in a couple of days but I probably will tomorrow just to see if I am on track or not. This heat and humidity is killing me, we don't have air so the only relief is at stores. emoticon I hope you all are able to stay cool and make the most of our summer because before to long it will be cold and snowy. Hugs



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Ali: Glad you posted! HUGS and sounds like you're feeling well. That's wonderful!

Yes, lots of prayers have really helped Jason along the way!

HUGS sweetie and take care of you.

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Hi, Rhonda, I love the videos, that's what I've always used, so glad you're enjoying them and sticking to them. Have a great day!

1: I'm so glad to hear that the surgery went so well and Jason's doing good! YAY, been saying prayers, and looks like others have been, too. No cardiac rehab for me, I get to do it myself, just take it slow, they said, nothing strenuous at first, so that's what I'm doing.

Swauters: Good morning, that's alright, don't want to take any chances, and if the gym is going to work, go for it. Whatever works the best! Have a wonderful day.

MPotter: I'm so sorry about Nala, remember that she knew you loved her, without a doubt...that's what's important, never doubt that. But losing a pet, is like losing a member of your family. It will take time, and you will have memories; soon you will be able to smile about them, and remember her. But let the tears fall, that is what will help you move forward. But most of all, know that she knew you were her family, and that she knew you loved her, always, don't doubt that for a moment. *hugs*

Zak: I've been following Dr's orders, that's why I've not been around much, I've been trying to take it easy. Had my appointment today, and had to make a couple more appointments, but things are going well. Glad to hear you got a lot done yesterday, well, Saturday. *hugs*

Ques, you're right I was reading and posting, I've been looking into youtube meditation vids, there are a ton of them. I love the ocean sounds and things like that, they are soooo soothing, I cannot believe it. I love them. Thank you, I am letting the family do a lot more, which is wonderful.

There's still a little stress, but I'm not letting it get to me as much, I kind of just step away and turn on a show I like, and watch it, until I forget about it.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, and tomorrow is even better!

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RHONDA: Glad you're here. Yes, on these hot days, it is definitely my choice to do most of my exercising indoors.

Hope to see you back again!

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Hello

On these hot days, is when I like the SP videos. I can do them in the air conditioning. I like that! I also try to walk around a lot in the house. Strength training is also good. Speaking of that, I guess it is time for strength training!! So, I better get at it!! Hope you all have a great day and get in your exercise today!!!

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Have a great day, SWAUTERS. Glad you stopped by!

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I just wanted to stop in here and say good Sunday morning to all. I tried to go for a walk, but started too late and made it about 2 blocks before turning around. It is just to hot and muggy. I guess I am headed to the gym later.

MPOTTER, so sorry to hear about your cat. They truly are great friends.

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Sunday – another low key day. Jason is doing all right. Still a little sore, but today should be the peak. He is doin gall the right things, so he’ll feel better.

Otherwise, hot and muggy. Got an early walk in before the heat.

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MPOTTER: So very sorry about your precious Nala girl. She knew you loved her, and that's so important. ((((HUGS))))



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We had a cat become very ill late Friday night. She had a blood clot get lodged, and she lost the use of her back legs due to no blood flow. She passed away this morning. I was very close to my Nala girl. She was such a sweet girl who I was very connected to.

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Thanks Zak!

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1 - so happy to hear the surgery went well, I will keep him in my prayers for a quick recovery.

Ques - I agree that cardiac rehab is a great idea. I hope you enjoyed the farmer's market and found lots of goodies.

Ali - I hope this finds you doing well and following doctors orders.

Did a couple of errands today but otherwise an uneventful Saturday. Got the majority of my housework done yesterday so I don't have much to do. Maybe a load of laundry but I think that will be all. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Zak: thanks -- yes it is wonderful to have Jason home. He's doing well, so that's even better.

You're right -- cardiac rehab is really a great step in getting back into exercise and strengthening the CV system.

Saturday – Well, thank you so much for all the prayers and support. Jason did very well. Surgery was successful. What a blessing!

Today – we’re both just catching our breath!

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1CrazyDog - glad the surgery is done and you have the 'patient' back home - hopefully resting and following doctor's orders. You have your hands full this next week, hope it all goes smoothly.

Zak - always a good feeling when the scale is moving and it's the direction that you want it to be - emoticon

Ali - know you are reading/posting and hopefully resting and maybe meditating to keep the stress levels down. My mom had an MI at 51 y/o and 35 years later her heart is going strong. Hope you have the opportunity to attend cardiac rehab - it is a great program that re introduces exercise in a monitored and controlled environment. That is where my mom got started on strength training with dumb bells and cardio with stationary bike. Take care of yourself and let your family take care of themselves!

Off on Saturday to the Farmers Market, looking forward to finding lots of fresh farm goodies.

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Zak: Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I will update when I can tomorrow. thanks for the prayers.

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Ali - I second what 1 said, don't over do it... be a good patient.

1 - Jason will be in my prayers, let us know how he does.

Well the changing of the mind seems to be working, I had a release of weight this week. I hope everyone has a good night. The weekend's almost here - yay!

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Ali: Be a good patient! emoticon

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1: Good luck with the surgery, you're in my prayers. So glad your Mom is happy about the perm, and you got your haircut, YAY that everyone is happy! Be safe, and have a wonderful day today! HUGS

Rhonda: Music always makes me feel good, I always have some on when I'm in the vehicle, or doing something at home, even, keeps my spirits up and I love singing along with it..even if no one else does. :D Doesn't matter, as long as I'm having fun!! If I don't use lists, I forget things, so I have to have lists, it's a necessity, then I make sure I get everything done, or picked up I need. I also love to smile, I always say share a smile, you never know whose life you may save!! So I always smile, no matter what...it can make you feel better, too!

Ques: Great to hear about the bike looking good, have fun, hopefully the weather will keep up with a breeze for you, too. I used to love riding my bike, but haven't done that in a long time, not even sure my bike is anygood anymore, heck it's over 40 years old. I could probably sell it as an antique!! :D:D

Zak: Way to go, changing the way of thinking, I love it, that's what we need to do sometimes. Hey, you're doing what I have to do, not be as stressed, for different reasons, but the same results...for our health. One day at a time is the best way to do it,you'll get there, and so will I. Stay positive, I believe in you, and WE can do it! Hee hee, glad you liked the "cheerleaders".

Still doing stuff with the playground rebuild, though it's just making a few decisions, have questions for the doc next Monday, but things are going well. Wishing I could be swimming, but still can't go into water (like bath, pools, I can shower!), and I can't exercise..arrrrgggghhhhh. But I am doing better with getting around, and all. I dont' tire out as much, however I still fall asleep easily, but that's alright, think I'm catching up. :D

I hope you all have a great rest of the week, take care of yourselves and I'll see you soon!!

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Thursday – Mom got her perm and I got my haircut. Feels much better! And Mom is a happy campe.

Have lots to do today so I’m ready for tomorrow, so on the move.

Have a great Thursday.

Oh, won’t be on much or at all tomorrow. Have to be @ the hospital @ 7 am and surgery is @ 9 am. So, I hope to post a quick drive-by update in the evening.

Rhonda: Lists . .. . they are my brains! And I love crossing things off too. Feels like I have accomplished something.

Hope you ladies are having a good Thursday!

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On my long ride for that appt. that I cancelled, I did listen to some good music on the radio. I love to listen to christian radio, so I had an uplifting ride. I did get a little shopping done, so that was good too.

I love making lists for things to get done. I LOVE crossing things off the list. Now, my DH hates lists, so I don't make any for him LOL emoticon I just add his things to my list and try to get them done. He usually helps me.

I hope you all can do something special for yourself today and maybe you can do something special for someone else too!! emoticon

I love to see people smile!! It is great when I am having a hard day, to do something to make someone else smile, then you smile.

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Had a good time getting our hair done. Mom is satisfied w/her perm, so all's well on that end. I just had my cut shaped, and she did a good job of that. So, wahoo!

Yes, the puzzle is a huge part of what she looks forward to during a day, so that's good!

Glad that the bike is fixed!

Here's to a good Thursday.

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emoticon 1CrazyDog- I love hair do day! Are you still working on puzzles with mom? Feeling that there is a good routine on a day to day basis?

Had a flat a couple of nights ago on the bike and had been a while since I changed the tube, so I must have done an ok job as the tire didn't blow that night or the next! Took the bike to the professionals today to have it checked over and the guy twirled it around - said looks good. So now good to go for more biking Thursday night. Had to buy a new battery for the odometer, cause darn it - I need to know how far I have ridden. Zak I am hoping you get your bike up into the garage this weekend. Glad you are looking at things in a new way - always helpful to get others perspectives especially when they have been through the same/similar experiences.

UGH on driving an hour for an appointment that you had cancelled - how frustrating on so many levels - what does happen to our brains sometimes! Hope you had something good to listen to on the round trip. I have to say I have been listening to a book on CD and sometimes just want to stay in the car to finish a chapter.

Weekend is getting nearer and a few more items on my list checked off (and a couple added that I hadn't anticipated). My lists are ever evolving and sometimes there is more than one - always a sense of accomplishment to see them get smaller and then start afresh with a new blank sheet of paper.

Over Hump DAY - YEAH.

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ZAK: You are making good thought changes! Definitely for me, I had to ditch the "starting over . . . again!" mentality. Counterproductive. And for SURE had to ditch "All or nothing @ all" girl. She got in my way! We DO need to take it a day-at-a-time and sometimes even a second-at-a-time. Whatever it takes. But realize in the meantime, that there really is not a failure. It is a learning opportunity to realize what WON'T work and move on.

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Ques - Making a list of what you want to get done is such a good idea. I find I am more productive when I make a list.

1 - Yay - hair day... Hope you enjoy it! I love getting my hair done, especially when they shampoo it.

Rhonda - Oh yuck! An hour drive for nothing - but I am glad you focused on the rest of your day.

Besides changing my way of thinking from starting over to starting from where I am, I am also trying to change my way of thinking from all or nothing to What you can When you can. I'm trying to believe that something is better than nothing and so far that way of thinking seems to be paying off. I am not as stressed (or obsessed) with losing weight. I just hope I can maintain this way of thinking - the all or nothing way is pretty ingrained in my mind. But I am trying to be optimistic and take it one day at a time. I hope you all enjoy your day.

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Hi Zak and Ques! Hope its a good Wednesday. Scooting out the door to get Mom and I to our appointment for our hair.

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Drove an hour to an appt. that I had cancelled!! Ok, around here we call that a brain fart!! But had a good day. Looking forward to tomorrow.

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Zak was a beautiful day to be out biking, so write it on the 'honey do' list for this weekend. For me, riding on my own is almost like meditation, helps me work through any issues of the day and let go of any angst that I may be harboring. So obviously, I am a firm advocate for biking.
Assume this is the same whether walking, running, swimming or whatever one chooses to do aerobically.

AH it's almost here 'Hump Day' emoticon

Making my own list of things that need to get done this week and have already been able to cross off a couple between Monday and Tuesday, so it's a rocking week so far!

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zak: I'd be a pest about the bike too!

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Thanks 1, I have definitely been enjoying it, been having a lot of "quiet" time... I really need that from time to time.

Ques - You are so right about needing time for ourselves, I don't get it to often (always someone around), so when I do I relish in it. I suppose I should get something done around the house though... maybe... lol.

I've been trying to get Frank to get my bike out of the basement but I keep getting the same "well not right now" and then he (and I) forget for a bit. Then I bring up to him again and I get the same answer. I know it'll be a pain in the butt to get it out but once it's out it's out - and I'll stop pestering him (at least about that emoticon ). *L* I think he figures I won't use it even if he does get it out for me - that has been my pattern, but even if I use it a little it's more than I can do with it in the basement. I hope you all have a great night.

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Ali makes me laugh with the cartoon pics she sent you Zak! I second, third or whatever but totally agree with Zak - take the time to let your body heal and definitely follow up with doctor's to better understand the implications of what has occurred, the changes that need to occur and how to take care of yourself to minimize the impact this has had on your body and will have in the future!

Funny, was bike riding with a friend this evening and we had the same discussion regarding time. Taking the time to do things with your significant other and also good to have your 'own time'. So like 1 said Zak, Enjoy your few hours they can be important for our psyche!

Could use more hours in the day and realized tonight, while biking home, how much earlier it is getting darker ;( why can't we just hold time still during the summer so it stays light out until 10 pm the whole summer! So many things to accomplish each day this week. Keep checking my calendar to make sure I am headed the right direction each morning (errands before work and after work) and still keeping on task with planned exercise.

Have a great Tuesday!

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Zak: Enjoy your "alone day!"

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Ali - I am happy to hear that you are following doctors orders and taking a break from your hectic schedule. I can understand that you really want to stay involved but right now your body is screaming "I need rest". I love the little image, thank you so much - it made my day and brought a big smile to my face. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Hugs

Hello Rhonda, I hope you day is wonderful as well.

I am doing well this week - not great, but I think if I keep up what I am doing I will have a small loss, small but still a loss. Tomorrow I will have the house to myself for a few hours, been awhile since that's happened. Can't wait! *L* I hope you all have a great Tuesday.



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Al: HUGS TO YOU and listen to your body! You will be tired more than usual for a while. **SIGH** Frustrating.

Know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

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emoticon Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

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1: No, but I'm going to ask them about it when I go to my Doctors appointment next Monday, not sure why they didn't mention that when I left ICU, but then again they never said I had to make a follow up doctor's appointment either. Cannot believe how tired I get anymore, especially during this past weekend and the heat and humidty, that was rough. So glad we had AC in the trailer. *hugs, hugs hugs*

Zak: thank you, and yes, that's why I've been gone since last Thursday, went to our trailer on the Mississippi for the weekend. Thank you, too, I worry a lot when I'm gone from here, or just not doing my usual amount of stuff..heck, I hated not being at the last fundraiser and in ICU, and not being able to go to the meeting yesterday to get the check they were presenting to us I even had to send an email to them to thank them for helping us with cleanup and everything else. *L* I will, I won't find out much more until my Doctors appmt next week. *lots of hugs back* and don't worry, you'll get back into it, don't give up hope, ok? I believe in you!!! just have to get you, believing in you,a gain!!

Ques: I think if I listened to my body that much, I'd be sleeping all the time. I wish I could just get up and do my exercises, but I know they'd yell at me if I even tried. I feel like I'm being lazy, I almost lifted the cooler this weekend, then remembered what I couldnt' do and just left it. It's so hard for me to tell what weighs 10 pounds, oh well, I'll figure it out sooner or later, by that time, I'll be able to lift things again. The one thing I really miss is being able to swim, especially with this heat. That Avalon tornado was about hmmmm 10 miles from our house, wasn't very big, but a tornado is a tornado. Our son had to stay home this weekend because of work, and he said he'd just arrived at work and his supervisor yelled out to him as he got to work and told him to get his a** inside just as the tornado sirens went off in Janesville. Glad he was safe. I hate that they don't have a basement for them to go to, they had to go to the inside bathroom. That's all the protection they have in that warehouse. I am so very very sorry for the loss of your furbaby, Ques..please know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers. I know how hard that is..that's why I can't ever have another..it's always so hard on me. *lots of hugs and more hugs*.


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Monday – Well the beginning of a busy week. Prepared, though, or at least as prepared as is possible!

HOT and humid. Less humidity today. THAT’S a good thing.

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Zak: it definitely takes time. Like anything new, a new way of thinking takes practice. You'll get there!

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I've been trying to think "starting from where I am" and for the most part I've been successful, but there are times where I fall back into the "starting over" way of thinking. Like you said 1, it took time to get your mind to think that way. I see it taking time for me as well, that other way of thinking is so ingrained in me, it's going to take some work to override it.

Today the temp was the same as yesterday but it felt a lot cooler because we didn't have that horrible humidity. I envy you Ques, we don't have AC, lots of fans but no AC. emoticon Oh well... we deal.

I hope you all have a great start to your week.

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Ques - took me a long while to really get that in my brain. Fact is, even with slipping, I was usually better off then @ the beginning of the journey. Glad if that helps.

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