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  • spikeyhairspikeyhair Member Posts: 1,919 Member Member Posts: 1,919 Member
    Haven't had much appetite for over a week so eating well below my allowance, not many carbs but eggs fruit and veggies. Lots of exercise but scale has not moved a jot :'( Wasn't trying to lose any but a bit surprised.
    Lovely photos of trees, grands and decorations.

    Kate UK <3
  • klanders30klanders30 Member Posts: 2,570 Member Member Posts: 2,570 Member
    Good early morning ladies.

    Yvonne great to see you posting again. When I fall into an extended period of being sedentary I imagine myself full of energy and get up and move—even for 5 minutes—I can do anything for 5 minutes. Often times that breaks the funk—as long as I get up the next day and pretend again!

    Yesterday I was walk/jogging while watching Bush funeral procession walk into the Capitol. So very moving to hear those old hymns played by a military band—touching <3

  • grandmalliegrandmallie Member Posts: 6,399 Member Member Posts: 6,399 Member
    Morning ladies
    I woke up with a nasty cold..feel horrible..
    Had so many plans I am dropping off my car to get a remote starter put in .I have alot I need to do here but don't have the energy to do it...supposed to go out with my girlfriend tomorrow night have a feeling I will need to cancel .also I have to take Alfie to the vet on Thursday also..hope I feel better..
  • AEPHubinc2015AEPHubinc2015 Member Posts: 127 Member Member Posts: 127 Member
    Back here for the first time in about a year. Checked my profile and saw that I'm at the same weight with the same goal. There've been ups and downs during the year but here I am...again. I STILL have 27 lbs. to lose. Ugh. But now I have bursitis in my left hip so I'm not using my nautical machine anymore, just doing yoga and walking for exercise.
    I'm meeting a friend in France on Dec. 27t so I've set a goal of 7 lbs. by then. I have one of the slowest metabolisms in the world so it may not be realistic. Going to try, though.
    Good luck everybody. Have a great month!
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 18,097 Member Member Posts: 18,097 Member
    I have had a horrendous headache all day. I'm not sure what's up.

    Over-tired and over-stressed, perhaps. It's a very busy week.

    Anyway, I put in a full day at work. I've been tossed into the deep end with a whole heap of projects because I'm taking over from someone for a little while.

    Then we had a home meeting with one of the people involved in my husband's care which I hoped would only be about 45 minutes or so. It lasted nearly 1.5 hours. :neutral:

    That meeting went the way I wanted for the most part, but she did keep pushing us to come up with a list of things my husband could work on before Christmas ... places we could go, courses we could attend, regular visits to the gym, and all sorts of things. It's 3 weeks till Christmas. He's got two fairly extensive medical appointments next week, and I've got another appointment with my dental surgeon the following week. Plus I'm trying to finish my course ... I've got a quiz, presentation, paper and final exam all before Christmas. AND I do have a few Christmas events on the calendar. But we're supposed to come up with and do a bunch of extra things??? And in almost the same breath, she tells us she wants to make life easier for us. :confused:

    So I wasn't able to relax till nearly 8 pm.

    I was going to work on my homework project, but didn't feel up to it. So instead, I finished the Christmas decorations. I'm glad I did that much.

    Tomorrow I've got a conference all morning and then a meeting to discuss some of those projects. And then another home meeting with a different person who may become involved in my husband's care after work.

    Machka in Oz
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 18,097 Member Member Posts: 18,097 Member
    bwcetc wrote: »
    Machka ... when my older son with Cerebral Palsy was younger and we were involved with multiple specialists, I remember getting so frustrated! Therapists would have "home plans" and exercise routines and appointments that I seemingly was supposed to complete without thought to other life commitments . I remember bursting into tears one time when my dinner burned while I kept fussing with my son's positioning. It was then I decided that while all the professionals meant well, they were not the ones actually living with their advice. Finding a balance became key. I still tried to incorporate as much of their plans as possible, but recognized that it wouldn't always happen. Years later I learned that they never expected parents to comply with everything ... and only hoped that they would do some of the things. Find the balance.

    Yes. With this girl in particular I've had to put my foot down several times and tell her that what she's suggesting will not be happening.

    Today I kept changing the subject every time she ventured toward "setting goals" and making plans ... and when she suddenly broke into the conversation with a list of things we could do before Christmas and wanting a list from us too, I just laughed out loud.

    Then I told her that it's almost Christmas and we've got a pretty full schedule and that we'd prefer to leave things as they are.

    I fully expect a long email before the end of the week.

    And if she wants to make life easier, I'll tell her how she can do that ... I could still use a personal secretary!!

    M in Oz
  • pipcd34pipcd34 Member Posts: 11,829 Member Member Posts: 11,829 Member
    Got another light for us. Up to 9 now. This is meant to b strapped on you. I put it on my backpack 🎒 while I ride
  • cityjaneLondoncityjaneLondon Member Posts: 8,364 Member Member Posts: 8,364 Member
    Love the video, Machka!!!!!

    Grrrrrrrrrr Lisa. That would make me MAD too. :#:#:#:# (((HUGS)))
    Today the dentist got our appointments wrong AGAIN. Now we are going on the 21st.

    Just been for run along the prom to work off last night's pizza. Must atone for my sin. >:):D

    The plumber came to estimate for the radiator. He is going to move it right across the room and put it under the window where it should have been in the first place. It'll cost, but it means we can get our huge dresser out of the garage.

    I cut up my orange cake today to put in the freezer. With any luck I will be able to use it for two entertaining days. I cut it into one third and two thirds for portioning out. It will save me a lot of work.

    Love Heather UK xxxxxxx
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  • Katla49Katla49 Member Posts: 7,743 Member Member Posts: 7,743 Member
    Janetr: What a wonderful photo of Santa and your newest grandson. :heart:

    Rebecca: We have something in common, I think. I am also unable to visit my kids and grands this holiday season. We’re making the best of it that we can. I’m working hard at trying to avoid creating a self-pity party. DH will not fly again, so we’ll see them in spring/summer when we hope to take an epic road trip in the RV. We will be seeing our niece and grandnephew who live in the Portland area and I’m grateful for that. We also hope to see dear friends who will be travelling in their RV between now and Christmas. :flowerforyou:

    Kate UK: I thought the gas might be imported. Much of ours is, too, although our country is also an oil & gasoline producer. Our cars run on biodiesel but the RV is a gas guzzler. :ohwell:

    Felicia: I’ve heard of 3D printers and seen things online, but you are the only person I know who actually has one. WOW! What a great creating outlet for your son. :star:

    Sidney: In nasty weather a gym is a huge asset. Being outside in the weather is also a good thing to do but I’ve run into trouble outside in the cold. Our light changes in the winter. There is less daylight, but I’ve found the contrast of light & dark on a clear day in winter is much more dramatic. Bright seems brighter and shadows seem darker. Winter is the season when I’ve tripped and broken bones in high contrast light. Many people use stationary bikes to burn calories. Is that an option for you? :huh:

    Carol: Our neighbor has had knee replacement surgery more than once and is currently awaiting another surgery. His preferred surgeon is currently home on maternity leave. He is seriously over weight and unwilling to change his eating habits. He played football in high-school and college, and I’m sure that didn’t help his knees, either. I am willing to bet that you will be able to walk your dog after the surgery. If the dog isn’t a puller, I’ll bet your surgeon will encourage walking the dog when you’ve healed enough. I imagine there will be some time involved before you are ready for dog walking. :heart:

    Heather: It makes me happy that you’re having such a good experience in your new community. More time with the grand kids is amazing and wonderful, but the cultural opportunities seem like frosting on the cake. :bigsmile:

    Janet in Eastern MO: As you go along, I’m sure you will discover ways to enjoy your activities and even find healthful choices at fast food places. :wink:

    Barbie: You are doing a fabulous job with your heath and I’ve been inspired by you ever since I found this group. In my book you are a shining. :star:

    Yvonne in TX: It is good to see you posting again. :flowerforyou:

    Snowflake: Congratulations on your successful craft sale. WTG!!! :star:

    Pip: Love the toaster ornament!!! :bigsmile:

    (((Lisa))) Sorry about the bureaucratic BS. I hope it is all straightened up soon. :flowerforyou:

    Machka: Thank you for Simon’s Cat. :bigsmile: I’m sorry your husband’s care team is so clueless about the complications in your busy life. :grumble: I like the advice from bwcetc. :star:

    We have a pretty day today, and our first real frost of the season. I’m thinking about bringing our live spruce trees into the garage to start acclimatizing to be inside. It seems a little early, but at this point we’ve had no hard frosts, just a light frost last night. I’m thinking that if I bring them into the garage now, there will be less shock in and less trouble going back outside after New Years. Advice from gardeners welcome!

    Katla in beautiful NW Oregon
  • barbiecatbarbiecat Member Posts: 14,479 Member Member Posts: 14,479 Member
    :)Katla, Thank you for your kind words. I have been fortunate in my life. My balance is good so walking outdoors has been easier for me than for many other people. I have dug into all the spiritual resources that have come my way and found a path that works for me in troubling times. My husband has a strong spiritual path that helps him see his own part and his own actions so when he is cranky and depressed he can find his way out fairly quickly.

    :)Carol, There is a woman in my line dance class age 80+ who has had both knees replaced and dances great and plays golf.

    :) Jake wanted to go for a drive today or go out to lunch so we'd have an adventure together. I chose a drive because it promised to be a beautiful day. I didn't want to go out to lunch because he says that no food tastes good to him and I saw no reason to spend a lot of $$$$$ for food he wouldn't like. But he woke up not feeling well after no sleeping well and went back to bed. I have a dentist appointment at 3:00 that I made for that time so there would be time in the morning to go for a ride. The later he sleeps, the less likely that we'll go for a ride. I've used the napping time to do some things on my never ending "to do" list so the time has been well spent.

    <3 Barbie
  • grandmalliegrandmallie Member Posts: 6,399 Member Member Posts: 6,399 Member
    Ughhhh today has been a stressor
    I got up with a nasty cold... went and walked the boys , didnt go feed DFIL as I will not go near anyone with a cold. came back and the phone starts, I am relieved to say the closing will be this friday , but now they want this that and everything else... soooo while Im fielding phone calls, I am cleaning out the closet that the washer and dryer will go in... plastic stacking shelf in there moved that into my walk in closet, but there is no water drain for the washer... 1 110 outlet and not a 220 for the Dryer... and I had the president of the association come down and said if your putting in new washer and dryer might as well put in a new water heater as the one I have is 14 yrs old.. sooooo sure.. lets spend more money.... Oh well I am going to go take a nap..
  • 1948Peachy1948Peachy Member Posts: 1,511 Member Member Posts: 1,511 Member
    Alison ~ Is your ownership of the condo a sure thing? The reason I'm asking is that I thought you were currently renting it with the option to buy at the end of the year. If something goes wrong before you can secure ownership, you will have spent a lot of money on something that is not yours. JMHO

    Carol in GA
  • cityjaneLondoncityjaneLondon Member Posts: 8,364 Member Member Posts: 8,364 Member
    Katla - we made a vow to ourselves when we first decided to move to Hove that it wouldn't be just for the grandchildren. Children can move, divorce etc. Brighton was a high choice for me even before my son moved down here. It is London By The Sea, and I was only forced out of London by the price of a detached house. Actually, apart from the art galleries and national museums, there is so much here and everything is much easier to get to. Plus the wonderful sea front. We are yet to take full advantage of all the cultural possibilities, because we have been occupied with sorting out our house, but, come the New Year, we hope to make the most of it. There is a theatre, classical and every kind of music. Nearby on the bus route there is a pub we enjoyed when we rented an apartment last year. It had French ballads, live, on a Wednesday. Other music on different nights. Jazz on Saturday lunchtime. We hope to drag ourselves away from our very comfy living room to pay it a visit. One problem in our last house is that we very rarely went out in the evening, unless we were eating out with company. I felt we were getting in a rut.

    Now I have outdoor Christmas tree lights to programme and a doorbell to programme. :o I am not technical.
    I did manage to register online for my doctor's surgery and have ordered my repeat prescription. :drinker:

    The bedroom is now free of boxes. :D Just need DH to move his tv. :#

    Love Heather UK xxxxxxx
  • KJLaMoreKJLaMore Member Posts: 2,252 Member Member Posts: 2,252 Member
    Oooooh Allie! Is there another location in your condo that a washer and dryer could go? One already wired/plumbed for it? Also, don't let anyone talk you into replacing a water heater that is still working! Unless you are getting a great deduction or sale price for buying it (or bundle all three appliances and get a big chunk of money off), I would wait until it quits before replacing it. Water heaters usually start at 6K! "if it ain't broke..." Hugs to you! KJ
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