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Miller you do so good on doing your PT

Sparkling putting the flowers in the house like Miller said was a good idea they would smell so good.

Janice so sorry you got caught in the rain

I have not been to happy with the scale as I feel I have lost more weight than it says. And my being able to fit in to a.smaller size is really some thing. So I thought this afternoon maybe I need to change batteries. I am lucky it just takes.two AA. I changed it and it said with my clothes on and after eating I weighed less than I did in the buff this morning. I can't wait until tomorrow to see.what I really weigh.
Today was.a good eating day I did no snacking. I only had two meals but they were both filling.
I did 60 minutes on the peddler and took a 30 minute walk.

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JANICE, sorry you and Buddy got caught in the rain. Good thing you had your umbrella, though. It rained here, too, all afternoon long.

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Went for a walk after supper. Took an umbrella because the sky was dark in the south.almost got around the block and it started to rain. I used the umbrella and stood next to an evergreen while Buddy hid under the tree. It let up a little and I picked up Buddy and carried him home with both of us under the umbrella. He looked so miserable as a wet dog.

I have maintained my weight. Hope the scale starts going down again.

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emoticon Hi all!

KATHRYN, no, I didn't get a walk in yesterday, though I did do my physical therapy and some housework. *Great Job on all your exercising and eating well!!!
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SPARKLING, thank you!! *I'm sorry the heat is so severe that your flowers will probably die. Maybe you could cut some of the gardenias and put them in the house in water. They'd still die, of course, but you could enjoy them a bit longer. Well Done on walking Lucy, swimming, cooking, and working!!!
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I got out of bed about 12:30 this afternoon as I didn't feel well at all. I probably won't feel up to doing much today. Just some cooking, dishes and a load of laundry later on.

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Most of my gardenias and all the flowers in our yard will probably die over the next couple of days it’s going to be 107 today. I walked Lucy at sunrise now I’m getting ready to swim, making chicken soup, and then off to work land with my sweetie!

Katherine and Miller you guys are just amazing!

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Sparkling I love gardenias

Miller how are you doing? Did you get a walk in today? You are really someone to admire how you keep going even when in pain.

Had a good start to the day, 60 minutes on the peddler and 30 minute walk. It was hot out 84° at 10:00 and going to be 103°. I went for my walk at 10:00 was only out an hour but came in soaking wet. I also started my day off with a good bowl of oatmeal with blueberries. I am planning to have a salad for lunch. For dinner I am having left over BBQ chicken with a plain baked potato and green beans and onions.





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SPARKLING, it's great you had a fabulous "10" day!!!! emoticon emoticon
Glad you walked Lucy early - that heat is too high. *Your gardenias are beautiful - I love their fragrance. *Abby is adorable!!!
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emoticon 5-26-2020 I've walked LUCY, emoticon swam & did some chores. NOW back to the computer & work. It will be 100 today & 107 degrees, YIKES! tomorrow! Up VERY early to walk Lucy, these mornings. Sunrise! It was only 65 2 weeks ago. Climate change for sure! Yesterday was fabulous, spending time with DH & LUCY. It was a 10 day, on a scale of 1-10! My gardenias bloomed, first time since last summer. 3 weeks early!





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emoticon Hi all!!

KATHRYN, AWESOME on all your daily exercise!!! emoticon emoticon


Hope Everyone has a Dazzling Day!!! emoticon emoticon

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Sparkling your day sounds so good. I hope they keep your mom safe.

Gina sad about your son but good that he can reaply in a.year or two. Glad to hear you like your peddler.

Janice I ment to say spooked Buddy (darn spell check)

Miller burgers sound yummy.

Hello all
Started the day doing 60 minutes on the peddler. I try and do 120 minutes each day of cardio. Some days part of my 120 might be a walk too. Some days I go over the 120. I take one rest day and still do 30 minutes on the peddler. My strength training is when I go shopping and push my granny cart shopping, part of that is up hill. I did good yesterday staying on program. I took off one of the pounds i put on with the Oreos I ate Saturday. I will have the other two off soon. I have been having cheat days but will not do that anymore it wrecks all my hard work.

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SPARKLING, I think we posted at the same time. I posted to you - it's before your most recent post.

I'm sorry your Mom lives in an area that doesn't do much protecting. I hope she stays safe and well.
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Your meal and plans for today sound wonderful - Enjoy!!! emoticon

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Gina, I am happy for you, actually! To have your son close. In these VERY strange times, I don't think I could make it without the company of my DH & our dog LUCY. They help me, wake up every day & want to play! My Mom lives in northern AZ, they really don't do much protecting of them selves. emoticon

Kathryne, your before & after photos on the community feed, are AMAZING & so are you!!!!! I love you, girl!

emoticon 5-25-2020 Today I bless emoticon everyone who contributes to my life, our lives & keeping our world a better place because they are/were in it! emoticon Today DH emoticon & I are spending the day together, Grilling chicken; zucchini; having corn & baked beans. Peach pie for desert. Walking Lucy & swimming, I AM truly blessed AND I know it. THX for YOUR continued support, here in SP land! You are wonderful! emoticon Let's make it a fabulous day of health & sharing love! emoticon



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emoticon emoticon Happy Memorial Day to those in the US. Remembering those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.

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SPARKLING, I'm glad you got to see your friend at the Nature Preserve. I'm sorry it was so crowded. I guess people are getting cabin fever, but like you, I'm keeping a protective "bubble" around us, too. *I'm also sorry the indoor part of the Preserve may not reopen any time soon. I know you must miss performing and spreading joy to others with your skills and talent. Hopefully, we will get a vaccine in the future and everything will be as it once was. *Your weekend sounds lovely with swimming, BBQs and walking Lucy and just enjoying each other!!
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KATHRYN, I agree with you about masks, washing hands and social distancing. *Glad you found some shorts!!
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GINA, it's good to hear from you, though I'm sad to learn that your son had to change his plans. It does sound like he made the only real choice he could, though, and getting a job teaching now may only delay his plans, as you said he could reapply in the future. Maybe the world will get a vaccine in the next year and then he can think again. I'm glad you will continue to be near one another. *Great that your exercise is going so well!! *I'm very happy to hear that your daughter has stayed safe even though caring for Covid patients - that is wonderful news!!!
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In the old days, my parents would have a big fish fry or pig picking for me and my siblings and our families on Memorial Day. Things are more low-key now and I, and my tiny family, will have a meal together tonight. I'll probably cook some burgers. My way to honor those who gave their lives for my freedoms is to say a prayer of gratitude.
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Hi ladies! Sorry to not be checking in so much lately, but until the gov meetings stop the internet has been spotty. So I check in when I can. Thankfully today it is going good.

Some bad news/good news on my end. My son had gotten a tuition waiver scholarship for his master's degree to study in Estonia. But after much thought and figuring out his option due to the virus, he has decided not to take it. This was a huge deal for him as he worked so hard to get admitted to the program, and had worked to save money for the last year. But we are on half wages since January, and he will be cutting it down to the wire with money for all his expenses for 2 years of study.

The main issue, however, is that the Estonian study does not start until end of August and they have already been informed they may have to study for several months online. His visa here in China ends in July and he cannot stay unless he is working. He literally has nowhere to go if he has to leave here and can't go to Estonia. Also his insurance ends in July and if not working he can't renew it, nor can he get the Estonian student insurance if studying online. He also took into account that he will be graduating without a penny to his name, possibly in a recession 2 years from now. So he took all that into account and decided to turn the scholarship down. unfortunately he can't defer it, but he can reapply after a year or two. I think it was a very mature decision, and will put him on a more solid financial base. He can get work here now as a teacher, so he has decided to go for that. It was a hard decision to come to I know, and my heart aches for him. i guess so many people are having to put their dreams on hold because of the pandemic. I am going to be so happy when we finally have a vaccine and life begins to be somewhat normal again.

But the good news out of all that is that I get to have my son around for another year! So there is some good to be found even in the worst of situations. I didn't want to be selfish and keep him here when I know he needs to spread his wings and so badly wants to study abroad.. But still, with the way the world is going, it is so nice to have family nearby.

As for exercise, I am doing so much better. I love my little under-the-desk pedal bike, it has helped me up my exercise. Got a good brisk walk today and it would have been more had we not been hit by a downpour.

Katherine, what you are saying about masks and hand washing is true. We are allowed to not wear them if taking exercise and keeping our distance. But otherwise we still have to wear them anywhere in contact with others. And it was just announced that is probably going to continue for the next year! There is just too big a chance of a second wave at this point. But it is common sense. My daughter in Arizona works in a hospital with covid patients, but she has not caught it because she is masked and gowned and washes her hands and disinfects everything. So the same should apply to us, we won't catch it if we are really careful and learn how to avoid the bug. I am amazed, this is the first spring I went without catching a flu or cold. I know it is all the hand washing and social distancing.

Hope you all have a good day!

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Sparkling I understand that we are opening up but really people need to wear masks and wash them hands. Even the weed store had a hand sanitizer spot next to the gaurd telling you to sanitize before going in. I bet if you said no they would not let you in. They need to also wear masks and ask that everyone else to. In China you had to do that and look how they are doing.

Janice did little Buddy come out of the bed to sleep with you? I wonder did Buddy.Spock at his last owner's house durning a.storm and.got lost. I am glad he is your little buddy you both are lucky.

Miller I think a good workout with your arms would be good exercise. I need to try that a little for a change.

Went shopping in my too small summer clothes.and.found.three pairs of shorts not jeans shorts but they have belt loops.





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5-24-2020 THX for your support!, Everyone! 5,815 cases in our County, 329 deaths. yesterday, before they opened us up. Since we are a tourist destination, CA has started driving here, for this holiday. YES! We are keeping in our own protected BUBBLE. The anxiety I had yesterday lifted somewhat, after I got home. Yeah! The g. store was not as protected as I like. I WAS! I did walk in the Nature Preserve, but too many people, so I left early. I DID see a friend of mine, made me SO very happy. Haven't seen him since January! We were both protected, hard to recognize him. We had a fun talk & enjoyed the nature! He's not sure the indoor, preserve will ever open. That's where I perform. I might just HAVE to go on the internet for my tiny performances. I'll see, not ready for that yet. Today & tomorrow, we are home, swimming, BBQ & walking sweet Lucy & cleaning, enjoying each other! Be happy & safe, everyone! YOUR support is helping me SO very much! emoticon

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emoticon Hi all!!

KRIS, great advice you gave to Sparkling. *New Zealand has done a wonderful job at managing Covid.
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KATHRYN, Whew - your weather is HOT!! We've had days in the 80's already, but nothing like 105!! If you go out to walk that day, please wear sunscreen and take a bottle of water with you... or better yet, exercise inside that day. *Fantastic job on your peddling, walking, and eating on plan!!!
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JANICE, Aw... poor Buddy. He must be scared of storms. My parents German Shepherds, Cappie and Charlie were terrified of storms. I used to call Mama and Daddy to let them know when a storm was headed their way. *Well done on walking!!!
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A beautiful Sunday and I plan to rest my knee, except for my usual routine of necessary chores. I think my knee needs replacement, but I don't even want to consider it right now. I put my peddler on my table and will use it as an arm peddler since it hurts my knees. My arms need alll the help they can get - LOL. *Randy is at church - they're having a "parking lot service," where members park their cars and stay in them while listening to the pastor's sermon by dialing into a certain frequency on their car radios. It's the first time they've tried this - I hope it works.

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We had thunderstorms here last night. Pretty strong winds also. When I told Buddy time for bed, I found him under my bed. I guess he doesnt like storms.

Already had a 30 minute walk this morning


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85 today and going to be 105 Monday. Shorts and tank top weather. I have been eating on plan the last two days and the scale went down. If I just stay on track I can get to my little goal and start a new one. I did my peddler for 60 minutes and than took a walk down to Midtown. I saw a lot of people but most were not wearing masks but I am not taking mine off. I walked for 60 minutes and saw the Goodwill was not open.




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Sparkling - just remember, altho' they are opening up, it doesn't mean that YOU have to. YOU can keep yourself safe by being in YOUR bubble (and not others) and taking proven precautions.

NZ has only had one new case in a week, and that was related to a cluster from a Rest Home. There are only 27 KNOWN active cases in NZ at the moment.



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SPARKLING, Hugs to you. I've said a prayer that your anxiety will decrease and that you stay safe.
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We are reopening here even though cases are going up, too. I'm going to take the advice of a kind friend who said that I can't do anything about the decisions that are made by others, but I can keep doing what I can to keep me and my family safe. So we'll continue to wear masks, keep social distance, and wash our hands.

I hope you have a blessed weekend. too. I'm sure hiking in nature will help you feel better.
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I'm a little anxious, today. "They" are opening us up & the death rate in our area is going up, too. I'm hiking protected today. I have to be EVEN more aware as I am out & about! Hope I can shake this mood!

Have a blessed weekend!

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SPARKLING, thank you!! *I hope the winds die down! *What a cute owl & a good quote! *I hope you enjoyed your date night and that your hike today at the nature preserve is lots of fun!!
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KATHRYN, the berries & whipped cream sound delicious! Way to Go on your peddler and walking!!
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KRIS, I have used a pumice stone on my feet in the past, but since replacement surgeries have trouble lifting my feet high enough to do more than a quick wash of my feet. Pumice stones are useful for other things, too. We have hard water from our well and sometimes no matter how hard I clean, there is a ring around the water level inside the toilets, I use a pumice stone to remove the ring that the minerals cause.
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JANICE, maintaining is definitely a victory - youre doing Great!!! *Buddy is the perfect name for him, as you two sound like the very best of buddies!!
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I am maintaining my weight. It goes up a pound and down a pound. I consider that a victory in itself.

Buddy decided that he was sleeping in my bed last night. He crawled up on the other pillow and somehow under the bedspread. I dont know how long he was there when I moved off the pillow and out from under the bedspread.

Going to walk a Buddy later and then work in the yard today. I will get some laundry done also. But for now I am enjoying my first cup of coffee this morning.

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Janice ... I WANT BUDDY!!! He is soooo cute.

Kathryn - part of the weight-gain may also be a higher consumption of sodium, too, AND possibly what you ate hadn't passed out the other end emoticon

What Sparkling suggested re using plastic bags over the feet after applying cream to them works really well. I had slight cracks on the sides of my feet ages ago so I bought a pumice stone to use in the shower, and then after I dried my feet, and applied cream. I haven't had any problem since.

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Janice Buddy is so cute

The first two weeks of the month i was on track almost every day but than from the 15th to the 20 I ate like I did not care. I saw my weight go up 3 pounds from bad eating. I know part is water weight from eating to many unhealthy carbs. Yesterday I turned that all around and rewarded myself with three stickers on my.calendar. I feel so proud I am going to do the same thing today. I went to the supermarket and no junk got in my basket. What I got I liked the most was strawberries, blueberries and some canned whip cream. I made myself.a large berry salad with some.added raspberries I had at home. All on plan. I did my peddler for an hour and walked for 30 minutes.




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Cutie little dog! I can't edit photos until they are on the computer. Then I can turn them.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Miller! DH & I were 44 years last Nov. 1. YIKES time flies, right????

Hi! Everyone! 5-22-2020 I'm having a great Friday, so far! Walked LUCY pup emoticon ; worked for DH a little emoticon ; AND cleaned house for about 2 hours emoticon We had 'date night' last night, so will have BBQ on Monday, weather permitting! The wind is HIGH, 22 MPH with a warning in effect, more later. 93 degrees. I was hoping to swim later, but the winds are really blowing tree limbs & etc. Have to be careful. Tomorrow I hike in the Nature Preserve, with mask of course! Have a fabulous weekend, everyone when it arrives! emoticon

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JANICE, Buddy is absolutely adorable!!! I'm sure he's enjoying his hair cut!!!

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My Little Buddy with his haircut

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SPARKLING, I hope your friend continues to recover well!! emoticon
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JANICE, great job on getting the yard mowed!! *Would Love to see Buddy with his hair cut!!!
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Wasnt supposed to rain today. When I got up this morning, you could tell it had rained. Pooo! I will work in the yard in the landscaping. I mowed the yard yesterday. That chore is done. Buddy looks so cute with his hair cut. I will try to get a picture of him to post.

Have a great day!! And enjoy the holiday weekend. For the ones around the world, have a great weekend and stay healthy.

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Had a good day, planned my meals and kept to my plans. This was a good day.




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You know the little plastic bags, you can get for veggies when in the store? I use two of them on my feet. After a bath or shower, I then apply foot lotion, then put bags on feet, then socks over it. Helps with cracked feet, SO much!

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Hi GINA, I recently stocked up on canned goods, too. I was surprised the store had them, as they've been in short supply recently. *So glad you like your peddler!!
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Kris, I had lamb for dinner too! A bit of the leftover thin sliced lamb we had in the hot pot. Made it into a soup with a tiny bit of peanut sauce and soy sauce. It was great.

A bunch of canned goods I ordered came today, so hauled them up from the pick-up spot and spent time putting them away. Canned tuna, sardine, kidney beans and chick peas. It is good to have things on hand that are quick and easy and store well in an emergency.

And my under-the-desk peddler came! Woohoo! I like it a lot and hope it will help get me moving more.


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JANICE, thanks for mentioning the Vaseline with the brown lid - my heels get dry and crackly, too, so I'm going to look for that. I hope you enjoyed your pedicure and your walk!!
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Kris, you are such a wonderful person!

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Oops, Buddys groomer appointment is on Thursday.

I have a pedicure scheduled for today. My feet get so dry and cracklely.. My sister told to get Vaseline with the brown lid. That contains cocoa butter. She says it works wonders for her feet. I will have to try it.

Maintaining today. Just dont want to gain any. If Buddy doesnt want to walk, I will put on my raincoat and walk by myself.

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KRIS, it scares me when I think of your Tsunami threats in NZ, but I guess you're used to them by now. *Great that you got some good deals on groceries and on Christmas presents for kids - that's very kind of you!!! *It's good that the rehab ward is helping your brother with assisted walking and swallowing. I hope he continues to improve daily. Nice that he can have at least one visitor a day. My understanding is that here the hospitals have been making people drop off loved ones at the hospital and not visit at all. We've had a lot of Covid patients die without family present and only a nurse to be with them in their final moments. The nurses have been kind and tried to connect families and patients electronically, though. *I do envy you being able to listen to the ocean. I just LOVE the ocean and one of the greatest wishes of my life is to live near the sea. *Love your idea of Janice getting Buddy a raincoat, hat and boots - LOL!!!

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I've only physically experienced two earthquakes - it was centred about 10 miles in a straight line from me ... at sea. They were 4. something on the Richter Scale. We have, however, been evacuated due to a Tsunami threat, and on alert to evacuate over another one. One of the earthquakes was in South America and the other in the Islands, and both caused a huge number of deaths, fortunately not in NZ.

I went late to get groceries today (had run out of bananas.) Legs of Lamb were on a really good special at one supermarket, so I got two - why not? They were $8.99 per kg cheaper than normal and $57.00 cheaper overall, so I am a happy chappy LOL!

I have been listening to the ocean since I got back home just after 5:30p.m. It is fair pumping out there (sounds a bit like an aircraft quite high up, but not going anywhere) but there isn't any wind here, so there must be a storm out to sea. It was cold this a.m. I don't know why I did it, but last night I just had a feeling, so I put the big Oil Heater into my bedroom, shut the door and turned it on to come on automatically about 1 1/2 hours before I generally wake. I am really glad I did. It was 18C/64F in my bedroom this a.m. when I woke, and only 13C/54F in the rest of the house.

GET BUDDY A RAINCOAT with a little hat. You can get little gum boots for them too :-)

My brother has been shifted to a Rehab ward. It's 10 days since he had the Stroke. He has a walker to use, however he is only allowed to get out of bed and walk IF he has someone with him. A Speech Therapist is coming to him because he has swallowing issues as well as some speech issues. He is on pureed food. My sister and one of his sons are the only ones allowed to see him at the moment. All hospitals are one visitor per day and a maximum of 2hrs re the Covid-19. She has just received her 1/2 price Disability Taxi Fare Card so she won't be reliant on others to take her.

While I was out today I bought some more Xmas presents for disadvantaged children. They were on a massive reduction, and mostly under $5 each, so I bought 5 gifts. I've got about 25 gifts for them now. I'm going to concentrate on getting stuff for older kids from now on.

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KATHRYN, thank you! *Those restaurant meals sound yummy!! Enjoy!! *AWESOME on your peddling and walking!!!
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Today started good with 60 minutes on the peddler. I than took a walk around down town and stopped in the drug store for a gallon of non fat milk for hubby. I am not doing good calorie wise on my eating today but will do better tomorrow. We got our delivery from the restaurant program that is delerving a meal to seniors in low income housing. Today was some really nice BBQ chicken. Each box is enough for two meals. They include, rice, veggies, bread, salad and fruit also. They are not meals on wheels meals thease are from a good restaurant.

Miller hope your knee pain eases up.

Gina hope you like your peddler

Janice the weight well start coming off again.

Sparking nice hair cut. I bet those bangs were bothering you. I see you did not try to cut them yourself. I was thinking of doing that.today but talked myself out of it.

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SPARKLING, what a wonderful & special card and embroidery from your Fairy God Daughter!!! She is adorable and sounds so sweet, too!!! Yes - those are the kinds of things to keep forever!!
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5-19-2020 emoticon emoticon emoticon Coming by to give a little emoticon

My Fairy God Daughter surprised me with a card & embroidery, her first. She is 9. To say I was thrilled, is an understatement! Even though she is our niece, She is like a daughter to me. I've never had children. It says:
"Dear Fairy God Mother, I hope your day is going splendidly. Whatever day this is. (it arrived a little late for Mother's Day) Happy Fairy God Mother's Day! Tada! I created a special day for you!
Love,
H"
(Inside the card says, You are amazing in so many extraordinary ways.) This message came in just the perfect time. I was a little down, as some of you know. The gift was FMG on the embroidery. I will save it forever! NOW that makes me HAPPY!





(her Easter photo 2020)

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GINA, I think I will be like the people there who still wear masks even when it's legal not to. I don't want to take a chance as things are reopening here too quickly, in my opinion. Cases in my state are still going up, so I think we should be cautious. I wish they had made masks mandatory here in the US, but I guess some people wouldn't have stood for it. As it is, we've had people protesting in many cities and store workers being hurt or killed for asking folks to wear masks. It doesn't help that our President refuses to wear a mask. He's not being a good example. Oh well, enough about politics from me.

I'm sorry you'll miss your summer break, but as you said, at least you'll have work - and things will be on a more normal footing. Your lunch with your friend sounds lovely.
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On our 16th week in quarantine the government made it no longer legally required to wear masks when outside if you are distant from people. This was big news, but to be honest most people are still wearing them.. There have not been new outbreaks in our city but in other parts of the country, so people are very cautious... But most shops and businesses are now open, and most schools should be open over the course of June. They are opening a few grades at a time. That probably means no summer holiday emoticon But at least we will have work.

Today was a lovely day. Only had one online class so took a long walk and then met a friend for lunch. We got some food at 711 and then sat outside on a bench and enjoyed the spring weather.. So nice to have lunch out with a friend for only a few dollars. I had a small sushi seaweed roll and a salad.

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SPARKLING, I copied and pasted the link. Glad it has made such a big difference for you and hope it does for me, too.

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Cure knee pain. Master Chun Yi Lin. Founder of Spring Forest Qigong

When I first started this simple technique, I couldn't move my knee at all. After a year of doing this everyday, I do it sitting down, (usually when I am in the bathroom, lol! )I can move again! Baby steps, slow & steady.

Miller I hope it at least gives you some relief! Glad you could open the link!!!!

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emoticon Hi all.

GINA, yes, I do think the shaking could be low blood sugar, or something like that. At least that's what my mother used to tell me, as I had brief times of this even decades ago. What's different is that now these times of shaking can last for many hours - like an entire afternoon. I read that one of the side effects of Prednisone (which I take every day for polymyalgia rheumatica) is that it can cause diabetes and weight gain. I hope to see my doctor soon and see what my A1C levels are like. I think you're right that complex carbs and protein are the way to go. Thank you for the advice. *I'm glad the restrictions are being lifted more. *I hope you enjoy your peddler.
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SPARKLING, how fun that you can get your hair cut in the salon today! *Way to Go on all your outdoor activities and exercise!! *Thanks for telling us about Chris Downie's Zoom in June. I didn't know about that. Also, many thanks for the YouTube link. I tried it and the spot he said to massage is very, very tight and painful, so I'm hoping massaging it throughout the day every day will help my knee pain. If I do have bone-on-bone and no cartilage in spots, then I don't suppose anything but replacement will help with that, but this massage technique may at least make the pain better.
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OK Kathryne!

emoticon 5-18-2020 Getting my hair cut today, in the salon! YEAH! It's been months. I spent the weekend mostly out doors. Saturday hiking emoticon & Sunday swimming emoticon in our pool, gardening too, yeah! emoticon

Did you all know Chris Downing is doing a ZOOM, June 20, 8 am pacific time. I read about it on SP Indygirl, team. Should be fun! I just need to learn how to do it. My computer doesn't have a camera. My phone will, though! Have a great week everyone!

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This link is about helping with knee pain. I'm flying now, if you can't open it let me know. It REALLY helps me! I'll try to get it to you tomorrow!



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Miller, I used to have trouble with feeling very shaky due to blood sugar issues. I realised I have to be careful to eat things that digest slowly, like complex carbs with protein and a bit of fat. Something like a piece of whole grain bread with a boiled egg and a drizzle of olive oil would work. But something like a piece of sugary cake or cookie on an empty stomach would just do me in. I rarely eat sweets or white flour carbs due to that, and it helps.

Kathryn, you inspired me so much with your peddling that i decided to order an under-the-desk resistance peddler. It was a very good price, I hope it is sturdy. I have to do so much sitting with online classes I thought that would surely help me move more even if I am at the desk a lot doing lesson planning. And it can be put on a table to use for arm workouts too. I am looking forward to trying it.

Today I did food shopping and also ordered canned foods online. I decided in case of another lock-down in a second wave I should have more canned goods in the house. Things are looking good here though, on national TV they actually said in low risk areas it is no longer required by law to wear a mask in outside areas, only indoors in public places and transport. So that is good progress. But going out today everyone was still masked. I think people are reluctant to take them off as things open up more.

Have a good day everyone!

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JANICE, I hope Buddy enjoys his groomer appointment. Groomers were closed here for a long while, but are open again.

You've done SO GREAT with your weight loss. Maintaining for now sounds like a good plan. Awesome that you can wear your smaller clothes!!!
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Buddy has an appointment for the groomer on Wednesday. He will get a hair cut, bath, and nails trimmed down.

I am hitting a plateau on the weight loss. I need to maintain and then go with a vengeance after a month or so.

Rearranged my closet yesterday. I put my bigger cloths in the back and moved forward the smaller ones.

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emoticon Hi to ALL! Hope Everyone has an AWESOME Week!!!


KATHRYN, I will try the peddler again, even though I'm scared of more pain. I really think I need to get the left knee replaced now, but will put it off as long as possible. *Well Done on using your peddler today - even on your usual rest day!!!
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Glad you got yourself a treat - Subway cookies are so good. I love the macadamia nut ones.

When you told SPARKLING you want to hang out at her pool with all our Spark friends wearing swim suits and masks, it made me think of this pic I saw on Facebook called the "Trikini 2020."




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Miller I am glad to hear your hip pain is better. My knee problems have gone away since using the peddler. Even the rain coming in this week did not make them hurt. And my knee is not giving out anymore. I think the muscles are getting stronger. I wish you would give it a nother try.

Woke up full of energy and hit the peddler right away. I put on some shows and just spun. I didnt check the time but twice and both time.was surprised. I feel a lot better after a spin. I took a little walk to Subway and got today's treat meal. I also chose to eat three Subway cookies today. I am starting my no sweets streak again. My next meal is a good time.to get back on track.

Sparkling I am jealous if you getting to go swimming, enjoy. Oh and when you win the lottery I don't want to go on a cruse I want to hang out at your pool with our Spark friends all wearing swim suits and masks Lol

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SPARKLING, thanks. My shoulder and hip pains are Much better, but my knees are still bad. *I LOVE the graphic you shared - very wise words!! *Great that you got to go hiking yesterday and for a swim today and to walk Lucy - all Awesome exercises!!!
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The Chinese pot sounds delicious!
Miller I thought you were out of pain, so sorry to hear!

5-17-2020 Yesterdays hike was beautiful! Today I went for a long swim emoticon , before the heat! Will be 95 today, after walking our LUCY dog! emoticon Hope you are doing emoticon !





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emoticon Hi all!!

PENELOPE, Welcome to the Team! Its great to have you with us! *Its wonderful that you found a nice hearty geranium and were able to lift it!!
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GINA, it really does sound like the perfect day! Im so glad you got to have a nice meal with loved ones. Great to hear that schools may reopen in June! You all have done a great job of social distancing for all these months and its good to know its paying off!!
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KATHRYN, thanks for asking about me. Im okay, but am still having quite a bit of pain in my knees and am having trouble with shaking these days - kind of like low blood sugar or something. Dont know what thats about. *It sounds like you got a great workout going to the supermarket - Way to Go!! Im sure youre right that the peddler is making your legs stronger.
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JANICE, Im sorry Buddy wont be walking with you today, but I find it kind of fun to walk in the rain - if I have an umbrella. Its quiet and peaceful if the rain isnt falling too hard. Enjoy!!
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I did something very rare today - I slept until 11:30!!! I guess I needed the extra rest. emoticon

It's a lovely sunny Sunday and I plan to take it easy. I cooked tonight's dinner last night, so that's already done. It's a good afternoon to read a good book or maybe walk a bit when it gets cooler. It's 80 degrees right now.

Hope everyone has a serene Sunday and a great week ahead!! emoticon emoticon

Happy Monday to our members on the other side of the earth!! emoticon emoticon

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When I shopped yesterday I picked up an 8 lb. geranium off the outside sales rack and brought it home. I could lift it this year! emoticon

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