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2/19/20 12:09 P

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Good morning. I think things are starting to get better. I will be taking it slow and trying to increase my walking a little every day again and hope to be back where I was before this started. The sun is shining but it is very cold yet this morning but the temps will slowly start to rise now. We will have a few days in the 30s this weekend so will have a little thawing. I am glad for that. Hailley is slowly improving also and I am happy for that. Hope you all have a good day.



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@LINDAF49 I hope your knee is better today! Great job on moving as you are able! You are at least trying, that's what matters.

I did do much more than I usually do in a day yesterday. Going to Thrift Shop later.

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2/18/20 10:52 P

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Started personal challenge yesterday with first 5 minutes back on the elliptical

Exercise plan starting gentle and got 2000steps on pedometer and 10 min on elliptical equals another 1000 steps. Needing the walker in the house today after my right knee froze up on me - deep pain but rubbed nd worked at it till it popped back in place and now will be careful a few days and appreciating advil. Slow but sure moving from one end of house to other and to bathroom and kitchen - I shall overcome!

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I hope that your week is off to a good start!
@ENGLISHNAN Sorry to hear about the falls and that you weren't hurt!! Your weight is not extreme. How is your ear?
@BEELADY56 Safe travels if you are off to Jury Duty today!




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hello all hope all is well and busy here

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Thank you Beelady and others who sent me goodies ,best wishes and care. I do appreciate it all I am not doing much on groups just yet. I have not well , feeling light headed and unsteady I fell twice through trying to get to the phone which was ringing. I didnt hurt myself in either fall but I cant get up myself. My adult son was here and tried to get me up but needed help .I felt dreadful it took two men to lift me up . I am not that heavy about 160 lbs. I am seeing general doctor tomorrow about a few things but especially why I fell. Once I am well I will try to lose a few pounds , my eating is erratic not big meals but snacks things.
Oh there are floods all around us. Not in our road as its a hill but the rest of the town in under water. Stay well. Irene

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2/16/20 8:11 A

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Sending L❣ve and Blessings to you all! I'm resting or trying today it has been a tiring week..a day to be positive recharge refocus and spend time with the Creator 💫🌌💝🙏💝💫🌌

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2/15/20 10:24 P

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hello Cheri

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2/15/20 1:31 A

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Irene you take care of yourself you are in my thoughts.I think it is hard to face doing physio all the time but it is important to get your strength up.I have gotten used to doing exercises now , if I don't things just get worse.

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hello all have a great Valentines day

DEE Southern New Jersey

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2/15/20 12:01 A

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Not much news but popping in to say hello. I had a bad day yesterday very weak and wobbly. But I slept well which is a good start to Saturday. I lost my positivity yesterday but can feel it coming back today inhsvi no plans knit stay home keep warm and move more
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2/14/20 7:42 P

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Today we had 36 people at the food pantry and we had a great day! We even had chocolate covered strawberries..and I wasn't to bad I didn't over do ..well maybe a bit over but oh well..it was fun💙💛💜🤗

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@JOANJETT Great job on the weight loss! Sorry about your printer problems yet!
@ENGLISHNAN Hope that your storms aren't too bad!
@BEELADY56 Have a nice time at the pantry, your meal sounds really good! How many people do you prepare for?





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Happy Hearts day to you all💙❤💚
Up Early we are having a little party at food pantry for everyone..it should be fun spaghetti garlic bread two salads plus lotz of other things.. hole you all have a good day💚❤💙☕🐦

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2/14/20 2:29 A

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Its early. Friday. A red sun rise which indicates rain. Storm Ciara just left us Storm Dennis on its way now. To Uk. Bringing gales and rain.
Ds Mike works when he can now. Hes a handyman but been mainly outdoor work clearing up after the last storm. I am not going out unless I have to. I have lots of future medical dates but just one set so far. I cant do much till all tests are done and new round of chemotherapy by injection starts.
I am trying to stay positive. I know I am not fit, so been looking up exercises I can do. Move more in general is my first aim. I made the effort yesterday to move round the house more if I could carry something I did and lifted it above my head as I moved it I feel I can cope better with hard treatment. If I am fitter in general. I feel very weak lately. But am not sleeping well. Must shut up now and look for a positive thing. I have a warm comfortable home can pay my bills and have caring family and friends. Look after yourself irene in England

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2/13/20 8:28 P

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Guess What ?

I got on the scale this morning after pain meds and managed to stand still enough to get a weight .... down 3 lbs !, I couldnt believe it so I did it 3 times. I couldnt beli3ve it because :

1. I havent been drinking much water .. only 4 glasses approx
2. I havent gone over in calories, but havent made all the best choices
3. Because I lost 4 lbs last week !

I have to get weighed when I can stand still enough and upright enough to get the most accurate reading, so I never get weighed in the morning rarely, but today I didnt get dressed till late.

Im hoping with all of your support you can push me through when I dont lose anything, because these 2 weigh-ins are not usually the norm for me and if I dont start getting the water in and some exercise, it will soon come to a halt. I am aiming for 1 lb for nxt week.

Have a good evening all.

PS - spent 2 hrs on an online chat with Brother trying to fix my printer. By the time I was done, she told me to contact them when I talked to my provider....something about a dual line ?.. shes crazy... I had no printer hooked up as they had me delete it....and she couldnt figure how to fix it either. Im surprised you all didnt hear me expressing myself after the chat. AAARRRGGGHHH

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It was zero last night and tonight.. I havent seem them since ..I 🐦🐧
They must be mixed up last year I had a rufus sized towhee not suppose to be here in winter it was living under my porch.. and made it in the summer he had a mate I think he headed south this year😍🐦

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@BEELADY56 I hope that he blue birds know what they are doing! I didn't know you temperatures w ere so cold yet!

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That furnace has been going non stop propane tank going down🛐💰💲winter is very expensive here propane, plowing it's hard to deal with..but I would never leave this place is paradise really and the summers are AMAZING😍❤💙💚SO ITS MY PROBLEM I JUST DONT DO LUXURY'S in the winter blessings to all who deal with this poor Hailley🐱🐈 I worry about the wild friends Deer , birds the blue birds i seen yesterday shouldn't be.. what is going on?🐦🐾🐦🐾🐦🐾🐦🐾🐦
Bluebirds in winter that crazy I have never seen them here in Feb

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@SHARONCAPPS maybe you just needed a break yesterday. Is it hard to keep your house warm with such cold temperatures? Poor little H!

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2/13/20 11:56 A

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It is sunny out there this morning and calm which is very deceiving. It is -23 degrees F. and will only get to about -2 today. Poor Hailley has a really hard time out there. Her little feet just cant take this weather. With her bad joints the cold really bothers her. Yesterday was not the best but it could have been worse. I didnt have any energy but did get a few things done. Today I feel energized so hope to do much better. Hope you all are having a good day,.



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I am having a break! My friend from church Jerry is bringing spaghetti and meatballs and I have someone bringing fruit so I only need to make a regular salad and making garlic bread I have extra help too so im Gona enjoy just talking and having coffee.. and answer questions a lot of them💙🐦

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2/13/20 7:22 A

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@BEELADY56 I'm glad you got a tv you like! I'm not techy either. I was thinking of getting a sound bar different times to put sound in places I need it. I have a wood stove blower that kicks on and is noisy. Also those channels that up and down volume is a major big pain!!! They shouldn't be allowed to do that. I thought they weren't allowed to now. But I have channels that I have to put the volume up much higher to hear or can't hear people but music blares etc.
What are you cooking this week for food pantry?

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Yes I got my TV and it is nice! It's great to have my Telly back thanks for thinking of me..I have two clickers tho cause he thought I should have better sound so he put my sound bar on...wow for the music it is amazing ..it Rocks🎶🎵🎸🎻🎺🎹🎼 if I get tired of the soundbar to call and he will talk me thru it to reverse it but think I will keep it I'm not good at that part in reversing anything😵

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@BEELADY56 Are you getting your tv today or did you already get it?


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2/13/20 6:41 A

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@ENGLISHNAN I'm glad they finally gave you a plan to work with! Hope they can get the ear pain and headaches figured out for you quickly!
Your weather is bad like @SHARONCAPPS! I wouldn't venture out in that either. 40's today and very cold for the weekend here. It's been up and down and dreary all winter.
My Spark online friends are my main contacts for the day.

No plans for the day but watch tv. Have a great move as you can exercise day!

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@ENGLISHNAN I'm glad they finally gave you a plan to work with! Hope they can get the ear pain and headaches figured out for you quickly!
Your weather is bad like @SHARONCAPPS! I wouldn't venture out in that either. 40's today and very cold for the weekend here. It's been up and down and dreary all winter.

No plans for the day but watch tv. Have a great move as you can exercise day!

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Amos is very handsome.
Irene I am so glad they will be starting treatment,once they gett on top of it they can get it under control.

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Hello on Thursday early morning.
Thank you Cherie for telling me of arm and leg exercises I could do. It is important now I keep well m also learn to be more confident. My dear daughter in law says shes seen me lose confidence in myself and wants to help me gain that.
To all our friends on here. General news is i saw the oncologist yesterday re new treatment I havent dates yet, but I will get them soon , I am to have chemo drugs by injection. Its a three week span if of weekly injections and scans and seeing the oncologist regularly. I have a lot of details to read yet but I did sign up to accept the treatment.
I am also concerned about a painful ear and constant headaches . The oncology team cant find a reason but referring me to other specialists who could help. No dates yet for that either so I am on standby waiting for treatment to start. But I know I must be fitter and more cinfident to cope with these things. So the build up session starts this morning.
The weathers been erratic , gales snow more gales and very cold so I dont go out much. I am reliant on my in line friends have you any plans for today? Irene

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@JOANJETT why does things work while talking with tech people and then you get off phone and nothing works? I've been there! Hope you get things figured out!
I have a house envy printer with instant program. Love it. Saves a lot of money on ink. $3 a month for 50 pages. $5 for 100 pages. $10 for 300 pages/pictures. They ship ink when needed.
Keep working on your healthier lifestyle even if a little at a time!

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Hi everyone.

Ive been AWOL. Ive be3n on the phone with Apple in regard to my printer. Last week they told me to call Brother to ask them why it doesnt print. So I went in and followed the instructions to the best of my ability and I rebooted my printer. Updated the drivers and scanners. At one point, it showed 3 printers (I was afraid to delete) ..... then by the end of the day, it showed no printer available. So, on the phone with Apple again, she walked me through and I got my printer back. Of course, it printed when I was on the phone with her, an$ after that, i5 quit again. Ugh, Im so frustrated.

I will be having surgery soon, Im not sure when, so Im trying to gather and have all my info as well as the house bills for DHs business. I need a printer that works. Ive fall3n off the wagon, not so much in over eating, but not drinking water and no exercise.

My iPad puts the upper case # or symbols in for letters at times...if you see these in my posts thats why.

Thanks for letting me rant...now back to trying to print my forms again, TTFN


PS .. @ Little Red ...Amos is a handsome boy

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Good morning. We are in a full blizzard warning. It is snowing lightly and the wind is blowing blizzard force causing white out conditions. It will be short lived but will be extremely cold. It is -3 right now and temps will be dropping through the day. Sounds like some nice weather will start to move in during the end of the next week. That sounds good. Yesterday was a better day and I was able to walk for 18 minutes and had a total of 4,533 steps for the day. My shoulder and arm are much better and did get some laundry done. I have one load of rugs to do today. Barb brought dinner last night and it was nice to see her after missing here due to her being on vacation. We got a chance to catch up al little. Hope you all have a good day today.

Irene, YouTube has all kinds of seated exercises and exercises for all kinds of problem areas, You might want to check out some of those.

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Not a good picture but this is Amos. I googled the directions to find the place and they took us a long way around. Which I like back roads but it got us confused and we stopped fower help and locals wasn't even sure. We finally found the place. I told my friend Arlen that I hope the trip was going to be worth it. After we started home, he told me it was!! Lots of Smiles and tail wagging and puppy kisses were going on!! Amos is big and chubby for a 9 week old. His brother was very nice looking also. Arlen had already chose Amos from the 2 till I was also to walk to where they were. I told him I wanted to see them side by side to check to see good lab head shape, paw sizes etc. And Amos came over and jumped on gate in front of me and started puppy talking to me, little growls and barks. Arlen and I both said at the same time that he was telling me he was supposed to go home with us!!!

Arlen was very happy to have a new companion and that's all that matters!! They will come to see me quite often I'm sure!! They live a mile away and will cut across the fields so Amos will get a good run both ways!

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Little Red Hen I love dogs.I have an English Springer.She is a service dog.I hope it works out for your friend

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Might be taking a friend for a chocolate lab puppy in a little bit. He lost his yellow lab in August and has been missing him terribly. Usually labs on sale all the time. But when you are looking for something they are never there. And the prices are terrible for labs now. Really went up in price!! And couldn't afford the ones we did find. Now I Found a deal, hope it works out for him. I hope I can find the place ok.

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@BEELADY56 I'm happy to see that I wouldn't have to sit on that exercise ball! I would be on the floor:) I never heard of this exercise!!

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I have found cardio drumming and you can sit if you need to ..
You need one of those giant excercise balls in a big flower pot or something to hold it in place music if you want and cardio sticks or drum sticks you can get a workout. My sticks are weighted and just drum away you can hit I harder or lighter I gave painful wrists so I don't over do
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Have a great start to your week! Rain here. I have OA in knee and hip. Bone on bone. Also was told in my back also, not as bad.

@ENGLISHNAN Hope your day goes smoothly for you with appointments.



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Irene when you are watching telly if you start out making circles with your ankles it strengthens your ankles and legs.People don't realize how important it is to keep their arms strong .If you don't have weights start with a regular tin of baked beans Do curls with it (start slow 10 at a time 0 and if you can manage it hold the tin in your hand and raise your arm with a bend in your elbow and move your arm behind your head for ten repetitions.I am no longer mobile enough to do it but I was my own physio therapist's assistant until she decided I should only be looking after myself ! See if any of those cause problems you add exercises slowly rather than quickly!

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Its Monday , start of a new week.. its medical week for me but I am just dealing with one day at a time .its blood taking this morning at local general doctors .They send samples to hospital lab
Also today i have to drop off a weeks blood pressure results for my general doctor to see. Trying to find the right pills I should be on .
Cheri how kind to offer to help me find the right exercise. Yes i have cancer but its fairly stable just now I ,feel I can fight it better if I am fitter generally
Yes osteo arthritis too my right knee and left ankle. I can walk generally with a walking stick. Lately I am having problems getting up from seats or bed. I need to work on my core and legs .
I do sits ups from lying down in bed and I do leg lifts. And try to,keep moving. If you can suggest anything else I would be grateful.
Have a good day friends . Irene

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@ENGLISHNAN I'm glad you are feeling better today. It's terrible to not be able to get up and down.
@CHERIRIDDELL my pain is knee and hip. Very painful to get around. So I don't much.

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Irene they told me 40 years ago that I would never walk again.I walked for some years after an experimental surgery.I still get around the house a bit without my wheelchair.Never give up. I am 61 now and I was 23 when they replaced my knees and told me I was headed for a wheelchair. I have had 22 different operations. I can still swim and do wall push-ups and I use my arms to drag myself around the garden weeding. You mentioned cancer treatment and I am assuming you have osteo arthritis (most of us do after a few damaging falls and what life deals us 0 I have psoriatic arthritis as well as the after effects of 19 broken bones in one leg ,9 in the other and two artificial hips. I don't want to suggest more than you can do but if you give me some idea what hurts I can probably give you some idea of some exercises that might help (don't do anything your doctor has expressly forbidden )

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Hello on Sunday. I was woken early by Storm Clare. I cant see if theres any damage round here
I am trying to get off a low mood. Every since Tuesday when I had sat too long in the theatre then couldnt move. I needed help to get going , I am managing at home by using a walking stick indoors. I got very down thinking thats it now.
But this morning I woke feeling more positive I am not giving in yet. I must go back to my exercises to help loosen up I want to get my core and legs stronger I was getting up from chairs without pushing up on the arms if the chairs recently . Now I can not do it unaided. I will be searching for exercises I can do at home. Any advice welcome , stay ssafe. Irene

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Wow I was going to try Noom after hearing your experience JoanJett I will not try it.

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@CHERIRIDDELL - No, it states very clearly there are no refunds. I send my thoughts in an email. Noom is all done on the phone....and Im not that attached to my cell phone and some programs cannot increase the size of the font...and I cant see it till I find my glasses. Id rather use a keyboard to type. Also, I found their calories seemed to be a little low. I dont rec@ll seeing they would take 4 mos at a time and I wasnt happy about that ! Like I said, lesson learned. I was in Sales for 41 years and Statistics show that bad news travels 10 xs faster than good news... their loss.

The sun is shining here today. Cold but sunny... Ill take it, at least the sun makes me feel better. Makes me think of spring. Cant wait !

Today, I will be thinking of next weeks Meals and trying to start a grocery list. I also plan on working on my income tax papers.

I may be back later. I hope you all have a good weekend.....dont slack off ok ?

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That is terrible about Noom .Do you think it might be worthwhile to write a letter of complaint telling them they are garnering bad publicity behaving in that manner?

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Thank you for your support. I am ok. Trying to take one thing at a time, deal with it then move on I have felt unsteady walking even round the house , I am doing a few gentle exercises and move more , though using a walking stick indoors. I am trying to keep as active as I can. I do not see many people , but I talk a lot on internet and appreciate messages and goodies I am receiving.
Have a good weekend. Going to get my oatmeal and breakfast soon I need to take my blood pressure too I am keeping a record of it at present for my general care doctor.
Have s good weekend. Irene

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@JOANJETT noom shouldn't take 4 months at a time! And they should give you a refund. That's how they are getting their money. That's like a gym. Have a great evening!

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@LITTLEREDHEN8 No I didnt get NOOM solved. I dont know when Im going to learn ! They took your visa # in case you wanted to continue after your 2wk trial. I had used my google email, b/c I didnt want a bunch more junk mail coming into my regular email. Well guess who forgot, had I checked that email addy regularly, I would have read their notice telling me Id be charged. Anyway, there are no refunds. I told them not to add me to a group, which of course they wanted to do. I will read their daily info messages, but Im not logging my food. Lesson learned ! (I hope)

Irene, you dont have to be cheery everyday. You are going through a lot at the moment, but you continue to do your exercises, thats more than me. I give you credit for that ! Its nice that youve been able to get out. I love dancing ! I took dance from age 4 till high school. Mostly Tap and Highland. Last year I went to see Riverdance. We had balcony seats that was so close to the stage. We could make eye contact, but I couldnt take my eyes off their feet.

I didnt get my cabbage dish made yet, I needed Carnation milk, and thats not something I stock, but I have it now, so hopefully soon.

Time to clean off my desk and empty the dishwasher. Have a good evening all

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@SHARONCAPPS I was going to tell @ENGLISHNAN the other day that she was able to chat vent here. That if she wanted to talk we were here for her!
Hope all goes well with the medicated shampoo bath. Bundle up!

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Good morning. We are now in a cool spell and the sun wont be out as much but that is okay as I will just have to keep looking for the day when the snow thaws and we can get outside again. I miss my yard. Yesterday was another fairly good day. I walked for 30 minutes and had a total of 6,407 steps for the day. I did get my furniture vacuumed and down the basement stairs. It feels good to get a few of these things done. It is slow going but it is getting done. I also did a lot of small chores for the day. Today Hailley gets her medicated shampoo bath and those always are good. Hope to get some of the floors vacuumed and mopped today. Hope you have a good one

Joan, good job on the weight loss and good that you could stand. You did good.

Irene, I am sorry you are feeling down but I know that you have a lot on your mind right now and hoping when you get the treatments all figured out it will help... Thinking of you and feel free to vent if it helps.



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@JOANJETT I hope that you got your NOOM problem taken care of. The only thing I know about them is the commercials.
Did you get your cabbage side dish made?

@SHARONCAPPS You continue to do great with your steps. Try to stay warm Our winter here in PA has been a fairly mild one so I'm not complaining. Rain this morning with maybe an inch of snow at end.

Everyone have a Spread Smiles :):) day!


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Hello on Friday. I am just popping in on teams at present , I feel low and dont want to do depressing posts ,
The show I saw on Tuesday was like your Dancing with Stars . Its a touring version of the show we call Strictly Dancing, its very popular so good to see the dancers life size. I loved it but I havent got over sitting too long I feel my limbs are set in cement. I am trying to walk more round my small house and or trying getting up from a chair without using the arms ,
I am usually do positive I hate feeling low as I am also waiting for the next round of cancer treatment. I wont know till Wednesday what its to be.
I am still here. Thats a positive. Hope to do a more cheerful chat soon ,take care. Irene

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Joan I guess wwe could say I am from Kingston we military types tend to say "What year?" when asked where we are from ! I have been in Germany England, Nova scotia,Quebec ,Manitoba ,New York, Florida, North Dakota,Minnesota & Montana !

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Good morning everyone.

@CHERIRIDDELL Brrrr tis cold out there in winter. Where r u from originally ?


Guess what ? Im almost afraid to say it out loud, but I finally was able to stand as upright and as still as I could be. Since I first logged weight in January, Ive lost 4lbs !,, I hope its not a joke. I cant stand up straight, re severe sciatica, so I have to wait till I have all meds in me b/f I can stand but due to balance issues cant stand still. So my weight will be taken mid day and not daily. Since it has been my history to have a big loss and then nothing, I dont expect much loss for nxt week, but Im going to keep trying.

It is cold and gloomy here today. I liked it better yesterday with the sunshine.. Sunshine makes things so much better.

I may try a cabbage side dish today, Im not sure yet. I have all these great ideas and then it doesnt happen.

Im going to concentrate on office work, gathering papers for income tax. I got my first tax slip in the mail yesterday, so guess its time.

Have a productive day ladies


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I am sounding like a broken record with the weather being in the 20s, sunny but breezy today but I will take it. I am really feeling the sunshine. I hope to get more things done around the house today. Yesterday was a pretty good day and I walked for 30 minutes and had a total of 6,211 steps for the day. I did get the bathroom cleaned and some other things done. Every little thing I get done makes me feel so much better. Slow is the word for the day. We are one more day closer to spring.

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Joan I am in Edmonton now my husband got posted here and because I was in a major accident we have stayed.He was with the tactical Helicopter squadron so I had to be somewhere with excellent mediccal care

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@CHERIRIDDELL Chesley is 1/2 hr from
Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. .. cottage country...it is not 9n a major highway.

Where r u from ?

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Joan I spent many a night at RMC ! Many of my friends went there. .I know where Owen Sound is but I must admit I am not familiar with Chelsey !Ontario has many beautiful small towns.

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Im back... (my DH was home for lunch but uses ipad to play scrabble with my sister). Anyway, before I came back to Sparks, I checked out a 2 week trial that you needed to give out credit card info.... I remember now thinking at the time, that I would cancel if I didn't like it. Guess what, I didn't like it, you have to do it all on the phone and I'd rather a keyboard to type.

So now I'm signed up for it as well. I just have to find out when I need to cancel it. I had used an email addy I dont often use b/c i didnt want a bunch of emails flooding my inbox., so i didnt see their msg re: Fees !! If nohing else, I will read their ninfo, but dont have time to join their community.

Ok ladies I have to rush away as I need to start a cabbage sidedish for supper and want to try a healthy muffin recipe. TTFN

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Good day all.

@CHERIRIDDELL I am from Chesley, a little town south of the smallest city in Canada, Owen Sound (Theres a bit of trivia for you)

Kingston is in Eastern Ont., a good 4 and maybe more hours away. I have been there though. My BIL Graduated from the Royal Military College (RMC) .... its for Officers. We went to his graduation many many yrs ago....we partied all night and we have a pic of all who survived the night. I mean a photographer took it of all these new Graduates in their Red jackets and all the girlfriends in their ball gowns. Wow what a throwback

Im in a tizzy today. I was doing banking and found NOOM had charged me for 4 months in advance for their program. I hav3 to finish this on my desktop ..right back

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Good morning. Today will be another sunny day with temps in the 20s and windy. I have lots to do and hope to get some of it done. Yesterday was a fairly good day. I walked for 30 minutes and had a total of 6,117 steps for the day. I did some more housework and baked my bread again. I will see how it tastes today but not impressed with the loaf. Cant figure out what is wrong with it. Hailley is slowly improving and hope to get her skin clear again soon. Hope everyone has a good day.

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@LINDAF49 Great job on getting the mail things done! I put that kind of stuff off.
Hope you are getting things checked off for baby shower! I hate to make calls. I say I have a phone phobia. Just hate making calls.

@ENGLISHNAN Did you go to a movie or a show? Sitting for a while bothers me also. I keep fidgeting to try to help make my leg feel better but doesn't. Riding in a car bothers me also. I can sit all day on my couch and am find. Don't understand. My couches sits higher, they I have 2, are actually sitting on cinder blocks and wood to make them 8 inches higher. It makes them easier to get up and down. Normal height chairs 16" are horrible to get up and down.

Wednesday is my running day. Thrift Shop and Walmart and whatever stores we, my 86 year old neighbor and I, go together. It's her birthday today!


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Hello on Wednesday , I need to do so much catch up. Basically I am ok ,I went to a theatre yesterday afternoon , wonderful show I had one of the best seats. I loved it all but it was too much sitting in one positions. I know now I should have moved round in the interval , but didnt. Then I needed help to get up from my seat and walk to the car. It was like I had set. I am trying now to do more exercise and loosen up my muscles . Sunshine and warmth would help too but winter drags on in Uk. I am trying to cheer myself up going to see my hairdresser this morning to see if she can calm s mass of curls which I fo not want as a child I longed for curly hair now I dont ,
I do read your chats I will catch up ASAP, Irene

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Little better day - got in 2000 steps on pedometer and one flight of stairs
Mind was clear enough for an hour in the office - got a week's worth of mail opened and sorted - will pay bills tomorrow and see if I can get a few papers sorted for taxes.
Also am helping in the planning of baby shower for daughter so must get some phone calls made.

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Joan where are you from in Ontario?I have been to some places in Southweatern Ontario but I am really from (Well there as a child for the longest time military families are pretty transient) Kingston
I hope your neck feels better.
It is snowing here so my psoriatic arthritis is staging an all out protest.

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@JOANJETT hope your neck feels better quickly! That is very painful! Hope you had a good workout with your chair dancing!

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Good day all.

I have a stiff shoulder/neck today, I must have slept crooked or its from my chair dancing yesterday...lol

I had ground chicken spaghetti sauce yesterday with spaghettini. I think today co7ld be roast beef and veggies.

My main goal today is to find out why my printer keeps saying its offline ?. I need some docs printed for income tax. Ugh I wish I was more tech savvy

Have a good day all, hope everyone has a good day

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@SHARONCAPPS Sorry about your bread, hope today's try turns out great! Never had enchiladas or as a casserole. Great job on your steps! That's too bad you had no guest this week for your meal.

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