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A group for people who want to feel better. Geared for folks 50+ but anyone is welcome to join.

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  2. During a phone conversation with a friend who’s also in his 60s, I mentioned how I now used a magnifying mirror when applying my makeup. His response was, “My God, why would you care at our age?” Well, I care. Because I’m not dead yet! A...
  3. Hoosier_RN

    Mediteranian Tonight.

    That sounds absolutely delicious! I need to learn more about Mediterranean cuisine, as I need healthier fats in my diet ETA: I love making my own homemade hummus 😋
  4. hppygr8ful

    Mediteranian Tonight.

    It's hotter than Hades so I'm not sure why I am lighting my BBQ today- but marinated Chicken in Spicey Masala and beef in Egyptian spices for BBQ. Will grill peppers and onions and also making homae Hummus. Hope to have a photos later today. Over all...
  5. hppygr8ful

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    After weeks of physician ordered non activity we got away to the beach for a couple of days. Last night I sat in the yard and watched to kidsDogs) play. I tried to upload a video but ir was too big.
  6. Tweety

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    Glad to hear you're on the mend Happy and can get off your pain medication. I rarely use sugar and never artificial sweeteners. When a recipe calls for some sugar (usually an Asian recipe) I'll leave it out or just use the real thing and cut ...
  7. hppygr8ful

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    So like 7 years ago I had 18 inches of my colon removed due to severe ulcerative colon disease. My GI says no Splenda because even though its made from real sugar it is subjected to a chemical process that makes have a sharp crystal Like structure a...
  8. Kitiger

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    Your GI doc doesn't like artificial sweetener like Splenda? Why is it bad? I use probably 2 to 3 tsp Splenda/day, in my coffee.
  9. hppygr8ful

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    So I am suffuciently healed to return to work. Going back Saturday 7/23. I am also approved for light exercise so I will be returing to the gym where I plan to do low impact aerobics in the pool. Lastly I perfomed a cacao ceremony this am which is su...
  10. NRSKarenRN

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    Had 2 falls at Summer Camp last Tuesday: rolled off edge of bed picking up eyeglasses -no biggie, 8 hrs later, L knee gave way while walking to let bedtime kids in for growth hormone shot. Xray next day neg. Awaiting MRI this Friday.... Waite...
  11. Kitiger

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    I hope it all goes well.
  12. Tweety

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    Speedy recovery!
  13. hppygr8ful

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    Yes I can still walk the dog when it's cool enough but we have had some severe heat as high as 108 degrees in the daytime and while she's coming along in her training she is still highly reactive to other dogs when we walk and at 86 pounds can be a l...
  14. Kitiger

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    I've been meeting with a friend to go walking once a week - last time we finished up in the pool at her condo. 😊 It's hard to find a day to walk, as my work schedule varies so much. My friend is retired, but she has a lot of social activities going o...
  15. hppygr8ful

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    I have not posted here in some weeks due to a major health challange that has screwed up my exercise regime. Back in the last weekend of May I was having difficulty with focusing the vision in my left eye. It turned out that I had a total detachment ...
  16. Tweety

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    Kitiger, I would guess your recommendation for exercise is based on your age, weight goals, etc. It does seem doable. Amo, it is a bit hard to understand what should be our goals. It's kind of like "drink 8 glasses of water day" being someone ...
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    Something on TV this am re those 10,000 steps as unnec. It was an advertising promotion by some Japanese athletic (?) company as they introduced some product. They chose 10,000, but subsequent study reveal maybe some 4500 (?) steps. (Wish I had...
  18. Kitiger

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    Wow! I've been getting 2 miles/day, that's just under 5,000 steps/day according to my cell phone. And I do ~3 to 3 1/2 miles/day (100 miles/month) on the AirDyne bike. The dietitian said I need 50 minutes of exercise, 3 times/weed. I assume she ...
  19. hppygr8ful

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    Every little bit counts, I just make going to the gym a priority. I work 8s and go straight from work to the gym. I work legs and abs on day one, back and arms on day two and day three is a rest day but I usually take the dog for a walk. I have a ste...
  20. Kitiger

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    Good for you, Hppy! I haven't made it to a gym in almost a year. I do have the time on my days off, but I just want to sit that first day. Oh, I get on the exercise bike, but maybe only for 10 minutes at a time, then I walk in the house for a fe...
  21. hppygr8ful

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    Got another hour in at the gym 10 minutes cardio, 35 minutes of arms and back and finished the remainder split between the stream room and the hot sauna. No big weight loss this week but I do feel more energetic and am sleeping better. Wat...
  22. hppygr8ful

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    I got an hour in the gym today! Did a bit of work on the green house and unpacked my bees.
  23. Tweety

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    Could be. My fasting blood sugar tends to be on the high end of normal so I'm not sure that would be it. I think it's more of a mind thing in that I think eating something might help me sleep. But I might be crashing and not know it because I was ...
  24. hppygr8ful

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    I know you don't eat meat but you might try a snack such as apples and peanut butter before bedtime. You could be waking due to low blood sugar.
  25. Tweety

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    Good job Happy! Thanks for the info on the scale, that really isn't a bad price considering what it does. Might think about it. My weight has been steady the past few weeks. Last night in the middle of the night I had some watermelon and ...
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    While I don't have any great numbers to announce, just that I keep trying to be sensible has helped me. Am hanging in there with y'all ... Tweety - your cooking sounds absol delicioso. BBQ mushrooms 🍄🍄 yum. I like the stew-y soups too...