karalianne is a Level 37 Health Monther

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I live in Saskatchewan and am trying to live a healthier lifestyle.

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Friday October, 10th for 67 points, following 100% of her 4 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

Friday: A good day. Started to feel more normal, appetite and hunger came back.

I am modifying my rules, by the way. For at least the next two weeks I won’t be really doing any household chores, so I’m going to find something else to consider for that, probably knitting. I will consider “exercising” any time I am actually walking around, regardless of how far (as long as it’s farther than bed-bathroom-bed). The rest can stay the same since they’re writing and avoiding sugar. :)

:) MaryAnn
2 months ago

Glad you’re feeling better!
And good plan! Changing to meet the circumstances life presents is a good thing, in my book.

:) simonee
2 months ago

I agree — modifying the game is an important part of my Health Month routine, anyway. You certainly don’t need to wait until the end of the month to start adjusting. Don’t forget to plea for fruit if you need it!

:) CynthiaR
2 months ago

Good idea, modification, Janna. That makes a lot of sense. x

:) Kim Lindsey
2 months ago

Moving toward health should always count toward the rules, even if the exact nature of that movement needs to changeg during the month. I support you and send well-wishes!

2 months ago

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karalianne needs fruit, barely.

Heart.half.16 9 · 1,239 pts

I lost 1 life point because of the following things…
  • Ate something with added sugar

I didn’t actually eat anything with added sugar – you try getting hold of that in the hospital – but yeah… my week here has left me with negative life points, and that is very sad. :(

Happy news: I get to leave the ward for the morning tomorrow (Saturday) and the hospital for the day on Sunday!

Annoying news: I am not allowed to actually go home, I have to remain in the city at a place where there are people, just in case something happens again, for the next two weeks. Amazingly enough, my friend’s mother said I am not allowed to go home and should sleep in her bed instead, before I even told my friend about what the doctors had said. So I am looked after.

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MaryAnn sent 6 pieces of fruit.

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editorgrrl sent 4 pieces of fruit.

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mauf sent 4 pieces of fruit.

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CynthiaR sent 6 pieces of fruit with this note:

So glad you are being well cared for, Janna. x

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Kim Lindsey sent 4 pieces of fruit with this note:

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the freedom of being out of the hospital, even if you do have to spend it in town and away from home. Heal well!

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NinaCnyc sent 4 pieces of fruit with this note:

<3

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MadameAlto sent 2 pieces of fruit with this note:

Here you are! Glad you are being cared for!

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An anonymous player sent 2 pieces of fruit.

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MaryAnn sent 4 pieces of fruit.

Fruit-10.50 Fruit-5.50 Heal her with 2 fruit


:) MaryAnn
2 months ago

I’m very glad you’re so well looked after!
Best of wishes for things going well.

2 months ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Monday October, 6th for 10 points, following 0% of her 4 rules. She lost 4 life points for missing the following: allow added sugar 1 day a week, work on personal writing projects. at least 4 days a week, exercise for 30 minutes at least 5 days a week, do household chores for 20 minutes at least 4 days a week. Her public review of the day was…

Monday they did the 20-week structural ultrasound and baby spent the whole time curled up in a ball, moving around. Made it hard for the tech to get a good shot of the heart.

2 months ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Saturday October, 4th for 59 points, following 75% of her 4 rules. She lost 1 life point for missing the following: exercise for 30 minutes at least 5 days a week. Her public review of the day was…

On Saturday we were getting ready to go get six bales of hay to winter the guinea pigs and I got sudden-onset acute abdominal pain. Eventually my husband was able to convince me I needed to go to the hospital, so we went there and I was admitted and have been here ever since.

I have a large fibroid on top of my uterus and it started bleeding into my abdomen. Thankfully NOT into the uterus; if there that would be bad for the baby. Baby is doing well, I have been in horrible pain on and off. Basically we are waiting for the bleeding to stop (it’s all internal) and then my body should reabsorb the blood, but we’ll see what happens. Worst case is they would need to operate and drain the blood.

Will keep you posted.

:) krystallazuli
3 months ago

OH NO! I hope things go well for you!

:) Kim Lindsey
3 months ago

Healing thoughts to you!

:) MaryAnn
3 months ago

Sending you healing thoughts, Janna.

:) karalianne
3 months ago

Thanks. Turns out it’s NOT the fibroid, which I think is good. Still working to figure out just what it is.

:) Starfevre
3 months ago

Good wishes to you.

3 months ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Thursday October, 2nd for 56 points, following 100% of her 4 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

Wednesday night I went to visit my parents as it was my Dad’s 65th birthday and his siblings and two of my brothers (the ones who live in Canada) came to surprise him. My husband stayed home as he was exhausted after being up all night with another asthma attack. I stayed overnight and spent most of the day with my family. (My parents live in Prince Albert, it’s 1.5 hours away.) Came home and went to Costco on the way. We had a late dinner and went to bed early.

:) CynthiaR
3 months ago

How nice your dad had his kids (or some of them) around. Goodness, now he’s my age! p.s. It’s a good age. I hope he’s enjoying himself.

I miss Costco. All my friends remind me.

3 months ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Monday September, 29th for 93 points, following 100% of her 5 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

Again waited to turn on the computer. Lots of progress made!

This is working really well. I check e-mail and Facebook and so on using my phone and iPod so that’s plenty good enough and I can see if I’ve got any work I need to deal with pretty easily. If I did get some work sent to me I would of course turn on the computer earlier so I could do it.

:) MadameAlto
3 months ago

Excellent use of time! Our computers do suck away our lives and I am pretty guilty of this!

3 months ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Sunday September, 28th for 55 points, following 66% of her 6 rules. She lost 2 life points for missing the following: do household chores for 20 minutes at least 4 days a week, allow added sugar 1 day a week. Her public review of the day was…

Church in the morning. Came home, watching episodes of Elementary. Also caught the latest episode of Downton Abbey (we can usually watch it the night it airs in the UK if we’re on top of things). Eventually remembered we should eat lunch but totally forgot about dinner. However, was not hungry for dinner and did eat mostly okay. If you consider donuts a food group.

:) MadameAlto
3 months ago

I am jealous that you get to watch Downton Abbey. I’ll have to wait until January here and just be content to read the spoilers on line. It would be nice to forget to eat.

3 months ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Saturday September, 27th for 76 points, following 100% of her 5 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

Spent the day in the city. Started with shopping with my mom for birthday stuff for my dad (he turns 65 on Wednesday), then lunch and a writing meet, then more shopping with my mom.

3 months ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Friday September, 26th for 95 points, following 83% of her 6 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

Did the same Friday as Thursday and got a bunch done. Cleaned up a corner of the bedroom so that now the huge pile of sweaters and other clothes has been sorted out into three categories: clothes to donate to Value Village; clothes that will hopefully fit me through my pregnancy; and clothes that I need to pack up until after the baby comes. All of these piles will be growing over the next little while as I work on cleaning up the bedroom. Trying to figure out how best to store the stuff I’m hoping to wear post-baby. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

:) MaryAnn
3 months ago

Big plastic bins, with lids?
The ones you can stack.

:) MadameAlto
3 months ago

And if you don’t want to invest in plastic bins and if you are storing them inside those folding banker’s boxes might work well for you.

:) CynthiaR
3 months ago

Have you ever tried those bags you hook to the vacuum cleaner and they suck all the air out and leave a much smaller “footprint”? I’ve used them several times and, especially on bulky things like sweaters, they really shrink things down. Then, when I wanted them, I opened them up, spritzed them with water, threw them in the dryer with a fabrice softener sheet and they fluffed back up (pretty much). What didn’t just got washed again, but I liked that those bags (a) were reusable and (b) made everything smaller and © I could see what was in them and (d) because they were sealed, the stuff didn’t smell musty (add a dryer sheet to the bag, or a lavender sachet, etc, for freshness, too).

Jeez, when did I start to sound like Holly Homemaker? I wonder if I could get my own radio show?

:) MaryAnn
3 months ago

Martha Stewart ;-)

:) CynthiaR
3 months ago

Never!! My friend Nancy is Ms Stewart incarnate. I once made Martha’s Pistachio Christmas Biscotti, whilst staying at said friend’s Martha Stewart house, and nearly committed hara kiri before the biscotti were dippable in our Earl Grey.

I always thought I was more like Erma Bombeck, just shy of Phyllis Diller. But not as funny as either, alas.

:) MaryAnn
3 months ago

:-)

:) karalianne
3 months ago

I don’t want to use cardboard because mice and mustiness. I thought about those plastic bag things. I wonder if they could then go into some plastic bins? I don’t want to go with just the bags because mice, but bins are pretty mouse-proof.

:) MaryAnn
3 months ago

Sure, the plastic bags, then inside bins.
But if it were me, depending on how many clothes there are to store, I think I’d just go with the bins, to keep things simple.
The bins are surprisingly inexpensive, they’re stackable, and you can use them for a million other things after you’re done with the clothes-storage.

For example, the bins would be handy to store children’s toys and stuff. You could keep that in mind when you choose the type and the size of bin.

:) karalianne
3 months ago

I will wait to decide until I see how much there is to store. The combo might be best.

3 months ago

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karalianne, in the Orange Bracket, played Thursday September, 25th for 114 points, following 100% of her 5 rules. She didn't lose any life points and therefore got 1 piece of fruit for the hard work. Her public review of the day was…

I decided not to turn on the computer until I’d completed all of my housework for the day. That meant that dinner was on the stove by the time I turned on the computer, but at the same time… I finished cleaning the kitchen, I did laundry, I cleaned the guinea pig cage (and weighed them and trimmed their nails), and a few other things as well.

:) MaryAnn
3 months ago

Brilliant idea!

How the baby-incubation going?
How’s the new mother doing?

:) CynthiaR
3 months ago

I did that once, Janna. I might do it again, ya’ never know. Are you going to try to do this every day, or once a week, or ??? Amazing! It is brilliant, ’tis true.

:) MadameAlto
3 months ago

That sounds like a wonderful idea – look at all you got done.

:) karalianne
3 months ago

Okay, I think. I get tired really easily and I’m cranky a lot more, which is annoying for me AND for my husband! I also mostly just want to stay home all the time and not see anyone, which is not good for me (I know this from vast experience; I need to see friends at least once a week or I get really depressed) so I’m forcing myself to get out here and there.

:) MaryAnn
3 months ago

Sounds like a good plan.

3 months ago