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Been having trouble falling asleep. Once I am asleep, I am good to go. Right now, it is not a big issue since I am not using an alarm clock. But, in four weeks it will be a big issue.

Made an easy variation of stuffed peppers last night for supper. They turned out really good, and I steamed some potatoes and green beans to with it. Yum!

Today, I am relaxing and cross stitching. I am making good progress on my pattern, and I can see the end. I just might finish it next week :)

Enjoy the day! Looks like rain here again tomorrow.

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K-good luck with the job hunt.
Vicky-maybe you just aggravated some scar tissue. Good luck adjusting to the new schedule.
Michelle-woohoo for getting the driving restriction lifted.

It's been a stressful week and I'm not going to have a car for the next few days because there is something wrong with it. My dh will have to drive me to work and pick me up. I hate that stranded feeling. I pretty much blew my eating plan yesterday, but that was yesterday. Back on track today.




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9/7/16 10:03 P

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Good luck on the job!

I'm still struggling. I pulled something about a week and a half ago. Urgent care said no hernia but I'm still sore. Left a message for my doctor and haven't heard back. It's where my gallbladder used to be. It's been 8 months since it was removed. Hoping I didn't do anything but pull a muscle.

I'm going back to work full time next week. Not really looking forward to it. I liked have my Wednesdays to myself. The other woman in my office is getting laid off so I have to go back. She had an interview yesterday that went really well and it's half the commute she is making now. Hate to see her go, but at least I go back to my full time pay. My husband is happy about that.

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I had my first post surgery appointment this morning. My incisions are all healing well. The pains I am having are all normal and will get better as I heal. Still no lifting over 10 pounds for the next four weeks. But, my driving restriction was lifted today! Yay! Got my independence back :) I also asked him about alcohol. I like to have a glass of wine with dinner occasionally. As long as I am not on the narcotics they prescribed in the hospital, I am good to go. I haven't taken them in at least a week.

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i'm feeling a lot of pressure today but not sure why. I had a great morning. I asked my higher power to go with me throughout the day and then again asked when I went for a walk. As I approached a corner with a gas station I felt prompted repeatedly to go see if they were hiring. I gave in. When I got to the door there was a sign "now hiring. no experience needed" What a blessing!! I turn in my application to the hiring manager tomorrow. emoticon This would be an answer to prayer. My new roommate where I just moved in last Friday is moving out of state next month so my share of expenses goes up. I'm on disability so i need extra income and this might be it.

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Having a good day cross stitching and feeling productive at it too! I get up once in a while to put something away, but otherwise just a relaxing day :)

I started tracking my food again today. I know I can't do too much for exercise, but would like to get my eating under control. I really haven't done too bad. I've stayed the same for the last month, but it is up from where it was 6 months ago. And... you always feel better when you eat better :)

It started raining here around 4:30 with thunder and all. Sounds like another one is on it's way in. My plants are happy. They were looking withered earlier today!

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Vicky, sorry to hear about your daughter.

I was pleasantly surprised I still remember the basics of crocheting. Now I have to find a simple pattern, so I can practice for real :)

I hope everyone is having a great, on-plan day :)

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MPOTTER22-- I love to crochet as well. I have two blankets in the works. I was taught as a child and then have been relearning through youtube.

I heard a good speaker today. I will take his advice and vote myself off "someday Isle" and get over my "excuse-itis".

I have been wanting to write a retreat again for many years. It is time to take action.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Cardio coming up in a few minutes. emoticon

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9/6/16 11:19 A

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So sorry to hear about your daughter Vicky!! Hope she does not need surgery!

Yesterday, I was in mild pain all day. Since the surgery, if I have gas buildup or bowels, I have pain in my lower abdomen. I never had that before. Don't know if it was something I ate, or what. But, I was uncomfortable all day. Hopefully, today is better.

Had a nice day yesterday relaxing, but also felt productive in spurts. I made dinner, which was nice and turned out very well. It was a chicken gnocchi skillet, and was very easy. I sweetened it up by using sweet potato gnocchi and a butternut squash sauce I had on hand. Hubby really likes that sauce. I hope they sell it again this fall!

I did not sleep well again last night. I wonder if hubby is having allergy/sinus problems that are causing these hard breathing spells? He doesn't breathe out of his nose, so it is all out of his mouth, which I am sure makes it worse.

Today, I don't have much planned. Been getting some progress done on my cross stitch and have been enjoying it. But, hope to pick up a bit here and there too.

Hubby set my chair up in the yard yesterday for me so I can sit outside, and wrapped a tarp around it because we are calling for rain the next two days. Now, I won't be cooped up in the house :)



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Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! We went on a float trip. We had a great time then hit Elephant Rock on the way home. Walked around there and the kids climbed on the rocks for awhile. We should've stayed down there. My oldest daughter went to play basketball with her friends and the ball bounced back and hit her hand. She fractured it. She's at the orthopedic doctor right now. Praying for no surgery. She's in a brace right now.

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9/5/16 2:43 P

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I love crocheting. I'm working on an afghan on and off.

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I'm trying not to labor too much on this labor day;) I'm just hanging out at home and doing some prep for the work week. I'm doing little spurts of walking to get my steps in.

I've been thinking about trying my hand at crocheting again. It's been a long time and I was never an expert, but it will keep my hands busy.



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Started tracking my steps again, but not expecting too much. I still need the rest to recuperate. Funny how your body tells you when you have done too much. I am having trouble syncing my fitbit to the app again. Seems to happen all too often...

Not too much planned for today. Hubby is going to mow the lawn. I will finish up laundry and then I plan on making a gnocchi chicken skillet for supper. I need to use up the ground chicken since I thawed it yesterday.

Plan on relaxing with my cross stitch today. Maybe watch some of my shows on Netflix.

Happy Labor Day!

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Started tracking my steps again, but not expecting too much. I still need the rest to recuperate. Funny how your body tells you when you have done too much. I am having trouble syncing my fitbit to the app again. Seems to happen all too often...

Not too much planned for today. Hubby is going to mow the lawn. I will finish up laundry and then I plan on making a gnocchi chicken skillet for supper. I need to use up the ground chicken since I thawed it yesterday.

Plan on relaxing with my cross stitch today. Maybe watch some of my shows on Netflix.

Happy Labor Day!

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9/4/16 7:14 P

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We ran our errands, but I was wiped before we got home. Just am not ready to do that yet. Didn't have a choice since we were in an area 45 minutes away. But, my body always tells me when to slow down. Spent the day reading and napping today, so much more relaxed.

Doing a little bit of laundry today, and hubby helped me pick up the kitchen floor. I had boxes, etc accumulating in front of the bakers rack. Feels good to have that space opened up again. And I swept the floor. The tile in there is pretty easy to sweep, so exertion.

I think we will be watching a movie tonight. Hubby would like to see Eddy the Eagle. We watched Batman vs Superman last night. We were not impressed. Too much going on, so it was very hard to follow. It finally got good for the last half hour...

Not much else to report, just being lazy :)

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Maybe I was sensing the turbulence a few days ago. I found out later that night that my disability check was cut in half for medical purposes. I had to find a new place to move within 2 days. But God is good and everything worked out VERY well.

We are having gorgeous weather! So today is unpacking, walking again for cardio, and back to healthy foods -- just got back from grocery store. Life is truly wonderful at this very moment.

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9/3/16 11:36 A

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Had a horrible night's sleep on Thursday night. Hubby came home, and I could not sleep. Then, hubby started breathing hard. When I did finally fall asleep, I woke up sweating horribly!! Then, hubby started his twitching! Off to the couch I went.... But, I don't handle that a lot. So, I was tired all day yesterday, even with a nap. Slept great last night :)

Heading to Kohl's today to pick up some yoga pants. Jeans are still a little too restrictive and hurt my incision sites. Ordered them online, so they should be ready. We might check out a consignment shop while in Stevens Point too.

Today is the day that I told hubby is my day. Tomorrow, he will be going to his brother's to work on his truck. He had planned on doing that on Friday, but found out his brother had strep throat. He decided he would wait a few days!

I cancelled our camping trip for this weekend, unfortunately. It is my favorite park. It is a county park with only 20 sites and a fantastic view. After talking to them, we decided to go next month instead.

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

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9/1/16 11:19 P

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HI everyone. Trying to get back to normal. Pulled a muscle lifting a cooler that was way too heavy in my car last weekend. Finally starting to feel better today. Looking forward to a long weekend. We're going floating. I'm not really the camping type but I love the floating part. Trying to finish the housework and pack tonight, think I'll have to finish tomorrow. At least I get off at noon tomorrow.

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Michelle the app I'm using for walking is: redrock aps - I like it so far. Just stared my second week.

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Spent the day reading yesterday. I read a whole book and started another one last night. It feels so good to do the things I enjoy that work does not allow. Made myself some tortellini for dinner using some sauce my daughter made last week when she made lasagna. I'm doing pretty good for the most part. I didn't have enough pain to take any pain meds all day.

Today, my daughter and her family are coming up. I have a list of chores for them to do when they get here, and they are taking me to the grocery store to do my weekly shopping. It's always a good day when I see Anastasia emoticon I plan to take some Advil shortly before we leave to keep my discomfort down. Too much walking can cause some discomfort. Haven't done a lot since Saturday, but want to keep it under control.

Going to try and plan some healthier meals next week. I'm not ready to track yet, but just want to start making healthier choices. The scale is staying steady, so that is good. I am happy with that.


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I understand the struggle for balance. I struggle for that while working. Just no time for anything but work and sleep. I get so tired sometimes, I do a lot of binge eating also.

Spending the day with Netflix while cross stitching. Yesterday, I finished my book and relaxed. I had a horrible headache when I went to bed. So, I started another book, took some meds, and then rested. It was after midnight by the time I fell asleep. I really can't stay on this sleep schedule. It will make it that much harder when I go back to work and the 2 am alarm clock!

Trying to get my morning routine back, so I did my normal chores this morning. I need to locate the two wheel dolly we have so I can take the garbage and recycling to the road for tomorrow morning. But, I can relax for a bit right now. Other than, just fix myself some dinner.

So glad the humidity dropped. It is beautiful outside. Wish I could get to my lounge chairs for outside. They are buried. I would love to sit outside.

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I've been full of anxiety for days but it's gotten out of hand. Binged on junk food yesterday then walked and walked to try to make up for it. Today anxiety thru the roof again. Wanted to drink real bad. Or binge. Restricted instead.

After an outreach call was able to eat some veggies. Just needing balance.

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8/30/16 1:19 P

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Debbie - What app are you using? Might want to look into it after recovering from surgery.


We are supposed to go camping this weekend to my favorite park - Dells of Eau Claire in Aniwa. The view is just spectacular!! But, I will wait a couple more days before I make my decision. If I were to base it today, I would say we will go. But, I want to be sure. I can sit in a lawn chair just as well as a recliner! And it is so relaxing :).

I finally got some good sleep! The last three days were horrible. But, with hubby gone, I could stretch out and use the whole bed....LOL Shhhhh, Don't tell him that. emoticon

I had a nice visit with my daughter yesterday with Anastasia. She was in a good mood for a bit, and has started reaching for toys on her play mat. She is getting so big! But, she is really teething right now. I hope those poor little teeth cut through soon.

Spent time last night downloading all the photos of Anastasia from my daughter, her boyfriend, and myself. I have a jump drive I will transfer to and would like to plug into one of my digital frames. The hard work is done. Now, if I can keep up with it.....

Today will be a day by myself. I am looking forward to it. I plan to do some reading, cross stitching, and probably a nap. emoticon

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Hi everyone. I am slowly getting back into the exercise world. I put an app on my phone and I have been walking every day for the last 7 days (no days off). It is only 15-18 minutes a day but baby steps. By the end of 12 weeks I will be walking 60 minutes a day and then I hope to move onto the running part of the app. I was never a runner but I would like to give it a try.

School starts one week today for my step daughter (she's 11 - going into 5th grade). I am hoping for a good year - hoping she get up and moving better than last year (lol - right).

Boyfriend is doing good - but now his knees are bothering him. Waiting to get into see the Urologist about his Kidney and then hopefully can look into seeing someone about his knees. It's been a long road and he has a long way to go but he's doing good.

Talk to you soon,

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8/29/16 1:58 P

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hi everyone. I've been on here off and on for a few years. I'd like to be more active in the community. Hope you are all having a good Monday.

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8/27/16 7:26 P

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Hubby found a brand new plow for sale that will fit our lawnmower on Craig's List last night. So, off we went to Wausau this morning. Then, he stopped in Stevens Point to find a birthday gift for his nephew. The two blocks of walking I did down by the square was too much. Came home and took a nap, but my pain level has gone up a bit. Maybe it is a good thing he goes back to work on Monday?

Before the outing, I was really feeling good. I had not taken any pain meds since 9 last night. Just too much movement. While on the square, hubby bought these beautiful flowers for my from the farmers market.



Going to enjoy my afternoon by myself....LOL

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Thanks I hope so too,

Men you can never understand them you know. He does what he does and yet he goes out and buys me new outfits and stuff and even got me a bunch of 310 shakes that I love. For our Anniversary he got us a new 60 inch tv for our room and got me a home gym. He says he love spoiling me so I really don't get him sometimes. I know that he loves me he just has a funny way of showing it. Men you know.
The kids are doing good and they enjoying the weekend off. Me I am just relaxing and spending time cleaning the house up. We on the cooler side today thank god its in the 90s. Hope all is well with everyone....

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8/25/16 8:44 P

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Had a nice visit from my daughter and her family today. She cooked us lasagna with leftovers to eat the rest of the week. Nothing like seeing my grand daughter to bring a smile to my face! But, I can honestly say that is was a long day too soon after surgery. I am going to bed early, and just took my pain meds.

Tomorrow is a day of rest and relaxation. Bandages come off of the three small incisions I have.

Thank you all for the prayers and positive thoughts!

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Oh Sandy I'm so sorry about your husband. He should be talking to you and not other people on those sites. But that's just my opinion. I really hope things get better for you.

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Hi Well three of my girls came home from school with head lice so we had to go out and buy kits and do their hair. I have no clue to where they got it from. They can't go back to school for three days now. Can anyone tell me why Men are A------. I swear I love my hubby but he a lying B
We been having problems and he wont leave the dating sites alone. He on them telling people he either divorce or single with no kids. Here we are married for over 16 years..We been through counseling and nothing. Sorry for ranting I am just so upset and stressed. Don't get me wrong I almost left his ass but he tell me that he loves only me and that the dating sites are nothing it only when he in a lot of pain and cant sleep at nights he looking for something to talk to as a friend. I am at a point I dont know what to believe anymore. Sorry for ranting I just need someone to talk to so I came here.... Hope everyone is well and doing good....

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Been a good day off so far. Got a facial this morning. I'm cancelling my spa package so this was my last pampering. Boo! Oh well. I won't have much time for it soon anyways since I'm going back to work full time in the middle of next month.

Michelle, hope your surgery went well yesterday. We're thinking about you!!

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Just checking in to say HI!. Things have been crazy but good. Getting back on track and getting ready for school to start for my step-daughter. Boyfriend is feeling better. Everything is falling into place.

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I only worked five hours today. I just couldn't get through the pain without my Advil. Came home and slept with my heating pad. Tomorrow, I have to be at the hospital at 10 for my surgery at noon. Finishing up my laundry tonight and packing an overnight bag.

Hubby should be home around 10 tonight, and took the rest of the week off. I'm not going to worry about my eating until at least next week. I know I have gained. I can feel it. But, I need to focus on my surgery and health right now. Next weekends grocery trip will have healthier choices in it! My daughter is driving up on Friday to make us dinner and help us hook up our blue ray player. We still have a tube tv in our living room, so it is a bit more confusing without the HDMI port.

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Morning Team, Kids go back to school tomorrow and the smoke finally cleared up in our area. They said they have the fire 40% under control so that good news. My son had his first football game Friday and he was excited that they won they first game. It starting to cool down some so it not too hot we been in the 90 all weekend. We went grocery shopping Sat and it was really nice out. I actually felt a breeze and it felt so good. Today is laundry day so I better get to it lol. I have a bunch of clothes to wash. I have one daughter who changes her clothes at least 6 x a day. Every time I turn around she in a different outfit. She my little diva you know. My two boys and one daughter she more of a tom boy, you have to tell them to change others wise they will stay in one outfit all weekend long. My little girls who 7 and 9 they not too bad they stay in one outfit the whole day unless they in the pool. But mostly they in their swimsuits all day. Just wanted to stop by and say hi to all and to let you all know We all okay here...

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Today, I will be grocery shopping and laundry. I have to get ready for my one day work week. Then surgery is on Tuesday. Grocery shopping will consist of meals that hubby can handle cooking. He doesn't cook more than a frozen pizza or a hot pocket in the microwave....LOL

I also would like to get some crochet, knitting, and cross stitch projects to the main level for my recuperation. I don't think walking down stairs would be a good idea right away.

My daughter is planning on coming up on Friday to make us Lasagna. That will give hubby a break :)

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

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Slept horribly for most of the week, so came home exhausted and took very hard naps. I have been tossing and turning a lot at night. I don't recall being up, but the sheets are off the mattress when I get up in the morning.

Friday night after work, we drove to Green Bay. I won Packer tickets in a drawing at work. They draw for prized every month that there is not a loss time injury. I had never been to Lambeau Field before. It was a great first for us. The last time Hubby saw them play, they were based out of Milwaukee. We had really good seats. I was surprised since we were on the 6th level, but we had a good view, seats with backs, and cupholders.



We did not get home until 2:20 this morning. Both of us had been up since 2 Friday morning. We were exhausted and slept until 10:20 this morning and took a four hour nap this afternoon. emoticon

I had my pre operation appointments today. Asked my questions to the surgeon and signed my life away, and got the ok from my regular doctor. I am no longer able to take my Advil, so I am in quite a bit of pain. Tuesday cannot come soon enough. I am ready.

Going to Madison tomorrow to visit my daughter and Anastasia. She is getting so big, and I will not be able to pick her up after Tuesday. Someone will have to set her on my lap. Plan on going to my herbal tea store, and take them out for lunch.

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SWEETGYPSY_ROSE, great post. I get anxiety too. It's gotten better. When will all your construction be done?

Michelle, we'll be thinking of you for your surgery. Please keep up posted on how you're doing.

Sandy, sorry to hear about the fire. Hope everyone is safe.

Things have been crazy here the last couple of days. The other girl in my office is getting laid off next month. I hate to see this happen. She's the nicest person and a great worker. We both went part time at the beginning of the year. I'll be going back full time when she leaves. I feel guilty. I know I shouldn't but just can't help it.

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Morning It has been a very stressful week, I been dealing with stuff with my hubby and than Tuesday got a call to pick up kids from school early due to a bad fire near by as our area was getting smoke from that fire and we was in the Red zone for bad air. So they was closing all schools. Well the fire is still going and we still haven't had schools open. They hoping by Monday they can reopen the schools. Than we lost all cable,phone,internet for one whole day. So it been a stressful week here. I feel bad for the families who lost their homes from the fire. they say it 31,600 acres 4% contained. Blessed those firemen and fire-woman for all they do.
It been so hot here too I wished it would just cool down a bit these 100 temps are unbearable.
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Hi everyone. Hope everyone is doing well. Last Friday I went to Corning Museum of Glass it was a lot of fun and great to have a day off of work.

Talk to you soon,

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Had my biopsy on Friday. After talking to the doctor, we decided to schedule a hysterectomy. So that is scheduled for next Tuesday, and I will be off work 3-6 weeks. I'm ready for all of this to end, so it is a good thing. Symptoms are getting worse, so it is time....

Had a great camping trip. It rained quite a bit on Friday night. And no leaks in the tent. Yay! But, by mid Saturday morning, it was a beautiful day! We did some hiking on Saturday morning, then relaxed for the afternoon/evening. The hiking was just wonderful! We saw deer, a hawk, toads, etc.... The trails are shared with horses. We came across some horse droppings, and a lot of toads were coming out of it. Anyone know why that would be? Just baffling to me! It was the best hike we have ever had.

Back to work today, and feeling it. Just not into it, and not eating the best either. Just in a funk..


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Ok so construction going on in my house and ate out tonight with hubby. I didn't go nuts with over eating but went over my 1200 calories for the day by 67 calories. I did walk around Walmart for 2 hrs, lol. And speed walked the dog for 15 min. Out of breath and waiting for this heart rate to go down. I know a lot of you, as well as me, at one time or another have gotten scared and had anxiety on this venture, I know I am. Today, I blame the sodium. 70 lbs over weight is a scary thing to me. If you get scared, remember, there is support and someone to talk to. I am here. Friend me and I will support you as we all support each other. We can do this. It's not over for us. I am 49 at the end of the month and 70 lbs over weight. So, see? You are not alone. As long as I am here typing something and checking in, I am alive. So, reply, "I am Alive". We need that for each other. Hugs to all.

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We are back to the hustle and bustle of the kids being back in school. We only have 3 nights of school stuff this week.

I had my husband bring up my old gazelle the other day. It's been sitting downstairs for years. I got it all cleaned off and it's ready to go for the morning. I decided I have to do the majority of my exercising in the morning. Theres too much going on in the evenings that I can't get a good session in. And I just can't get myself to the gym that early in the morning.



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Hi Well the kids are back in school and so far doing good. The house is very quiet now lol. I find myself bored so I been using the home gym more and cleaning everyone's rooms and then I take a nap before they come home. Hubby says I just have to get use to them being gone during the day. Hope all is well.

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Kids had a great first day of school. Jessie said it was boring but that is her typical response. Still can't believe Taylor is in her senior year. Don't know where the time went. I have a follow up appt with my doctor after work this afternoon for my blood pressure. It seems to be under control finally. Then pick up Jessie from school and her and I both have a chiropractor appt. I have to sell tshirts for the band tonight then work concession stand at the football game. I have other parents to help with the band tshirts so I may just walk until it's my concession shift. So proud of myself that I'm learning to delegate a little more for tshirt sales this year. We have a few more parents stepping up to help this year. Love it!!

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Sandy, hope the kids first day of school went well. Michelle, hope you get a good night's sleep tonight.

My kids went back to school today. Can't believe summer break is already over. Seems like they just got out of school. Jessie is a sophomore and Taylor has started her senior year. She will only be here for another year and then off to college. I'm glad her top 2 college choices are close to home. One is 5 minutes from us and the other is 1/2 hour. I can live with that.

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Didn't sleep much better last night. I don't remember waking up, but was far from rested this morning! I did get out of bed before hubby called though...lol It may be the heat too. It has been humid and muggy, and I don't have air conditioning in the bedroom. I have a fan in the window, so it helps. Especially later at night when the temperature drops.

Had a busy afternoon after work today gathering up supplies for camping this weekend. Going to be trying a couple of new recipes :)

Now, I am eating a chicken salad wrap with a salad. Not sure how it is calorie wise, but it has to be better than a juicy cheeseburger and fries!

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Had a horrible night's sleep! Hubby called me this morning when he didn't hear from me. Good thing he did - I could have been late for work! It was just one of those nights where I look at the clock every 45 minutes.... Hope tonight is better!

My husband's phone was supposed to be delivered today. I was not at home when they tried, but the didn't leave it. I called FedEx, and there are not restrictions or signatures required. Still don't know why they didn't leave it at the door, but they have notes to leave it tomorrow.

Tonight, I am working on the menu and grocery list for camping. Trying to stay organized this week to get it all done!

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Evening Everyone, Well today got paid and we went food shopping and we saw a big fire off one of the highway. they said it burned over 1500 aches and was out of control. They were blocking streets so we had to go a different way. I feel bad for the people who live in that area you know. We was a bit cooler today we reach 97 so not too bad. The kids are so excited that school is Wednesday. My other son don't start still Aug 15th for his high school. We pretty much have everything for them. I got each two outfits and sneakers and backpack filled with supplies.
Today I did some pool exercises that was fun. It was different so I enjoyed it. My in-laws come back from their vacation as they went to NY to visit family and hubby going tomorrow night to pick them up from the air port. Everything is good on my end just been relaxing and enjoying what time I have left with the kids before they off to school. One side of me is happy that they going back and the other said eof me is not. Anyone one else feels like this??
Well hope everyone is well and doing good. I am off to watch a movie with hubby. Night all

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Yesterday was very hectic. Hubby's phone stopped charging, so off to Verizon we went. They told us there was water damage, probably from humidity. Luckily, the phone was only a year old and still under warranty. They gave us a phone number to call in the claim. That wasted a few hours. Came home and reactivated my old iPhone so that he had a phone to use for now. With him working out of town, we need our communication.

Came home and took a nap. We were exhausted from having company all day on Saturday. Then started my laundry. Went to throw clothes in the dryer, and eek!!! I had a brand new shirt from 1992 with the tags still on it that my mother in law had bought at a rummage sale. It disintegrated in the washing machine. There were black pieces of fabric everywhere! We had to get the shop vac out to clean up the mess, and rewash the laundry....

Not the way to end the day, but we made it through with a little excitement. Just keeps us on our toes!

Planning a camping trip for this weekend in Mosinee. Always look forward to camping :)

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Hi gang! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I am wiped out. Had the kick off to fall sports at my kids high school yesterday. I worked for about 3.5 hours yesterday with the band and the booster club. My movie date with the hubby turned into renting a red box movie night for the 4 of us. It was a good movie.

Went for a great walk this morning. Love walking when the temp is in the low 70s. Then took the kids to Target then the mall for school shopping. I got 3 bras and a tshirt for me for $45. Think it was a pretty good deal. Of course, my daughter spent way too much money. Guess that's what I get for letting her go on her own while I shopped for myself and my other daughter. At least all the shopping's done.

We'll be back in full school swing this week. Oldest daughter has cross country practice every day plus a basketball camp all day tomorrow. I have parent meetings on Monday and Wednesday night and have to work concession stand at the school on Friday night. Their first day of school is Thursday. Kinda ready for them to go back and kinda not. But I am looking forward to getting Vicky Day back!

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