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"I THINK positive,.
Therefore I SPEAK positive;
Therefore I DO positive."

"Tomorrow" starts today!!

2020 - the year of the Coronavirus.
March 9 - I self-isolated.

April 25 - so it's been over a month and no end in sight. My niece picks up groceries for me every two weeks and brings them here. She's been the only person in my apt since March. My children stay away, afraid they may bring the virus to me. To be continued ...

May 16 - having a bad bout of Bronchitis, brought on by fragrances in my apt. I should not have any fragrance in here at all because it triggers the Bronchitis! All my Scentsy stuff plus candles are now packed up and my daughter Sue will pick them up tomorrow. What a sight my hair is, so long and unruly! When I can get it cut again, I'm going for the Gamin pixie style, cut right off!

July 15 - I've had a bad cough for several months, today I had extensive tests done at the hospital and they could not see the cause of it. I also had the test done for the Coronavirus and am okay in that dept, thank goodness. I go to my own doctor on the 28th and he'll figure out what's behind this cough.

July 24 - saw my own doctor and he told me I have COPD. That took the wind out of my sales for a while but then I'm okay with it now. It is what it is. I'm on a new puffer to take for life plus use my other puffer as well.

Aug 4 - The very first time I've gone grocery shopping since March 9th and wow, how different it is now. Store was fairly empty so we did well on my first time out, even went to the license bureau to have my OHIP and handicap sign for vehicle renewed. Lovely day!

Aug 5 - My 85th birthday and my niece Mame took me to the Red Lobster where I had my favourite Escargots for lunch! What a nice way to celebrate!

Sept 8 - Family doctor is sending me to a lung specialist, I have an appt to see him next month. My cough just won't go away and it is a bad one, have had it since February! Something is going on with my lungs, let's hope it isn't serious.

Nov 22, 2020 - I totally forgot to come in here to say the lung specialist said I had gotten some food in my lungs, probably when I laughed & snorted, lol. Anyway, I coughed up a huge piece of mucus in August and he figured whatever was there, came up. Gradually my cough got better & better and is almost gone now.

December 29 - What a horrific year this has been! The Pandemic hit the entire world and we lost so many people in Canada, it's been a sad year. Plus I was plagued by a horrible cough for about 8 months & though I was isolated in my apt from March through July, I didn't sit on my balcony in the summer time because people sitting outside would look up at me sitting & coughing on the 4th floor! Also, my beloved only remaining sister/sibling, has dementia and this year it has been really taking over her brain. Then late November, my niece who takes me grocery shopping all the time, had a fall and has not been able to do that for the rest of this year and perhaps not even in January.
Okay, so 2020 has been a horrific year. Then let's stay optimistic and hopeful and believe that 2021 is going to be our best year in ages!! BE GONE, COVID-19!

2021 -

Member Since: 7/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 26,550

My Goals:
Gain a healthier and stronger body

My Program:
To gain a healthier and stronger body, I must eat mostly fruits & veggies, poultry and drink my water! Therefore -
I will buy and eat those healthy foods, limit goodies to a cookie with tea occasionally
Wean off sweets
Do my leg exercises on regular days
Walk my hallways frequently

Personal Information:
I'm a Mom to five grown children, four grown grandsons, three great-grandchildren
I've been married twice - divorced the first time, separated the second time. I've learned to enjoy a contented life living on my own.
I like to read, talk to friends & family online, colour in adult colouring books, knit, browse stores, look around in thrift stores, watch movies on TV.

Other Information:
I am deaf and had a Cochlear Implant in 1984 so I am able to hear all sounds but words can be difficult for me to understand at times. People having to wear masks during the COVID-19 makes it impossible for me to know what they're saying because I still rely on reading lips. Telephone conversations don't work well for me. I enjoy a quiet life and if it was possible, I'd live beside a lake.

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    SUnshine emoticon or rain emoticon ? We have a choice each day, what we will bring to ourselves and others. What will we choose today? Though it is gloomy and rain is predicted here, I am choosing to have a sunshiny day. How about you? emoticon emoticon RUthie emoticon
    11 hours ago
    Thank you for reading my blog about “My 600 pound life”
    The personal stories and observations shared were very helpful to me and I’m sure to others as well.
    One sparker wrote that she actually met and spoke with Dr. Now She admires him because "he will pull no punches to get his patients to see what their future (or lack of) will be if they don't help themselves"

    1 day ago
    emoticon for taking the time to read my blog: Till Death Do Us Part." .. emoticon emoticon (I am glad you got some chuckles from it Gloria---true story just slightly changed) ...... I now examine all his scraps of paper---(Yes he still does it) .. before I make something creative from it LOL
    1 day ago
    emoticon What is holding you back? Let's be overcomers today! emoticon We are worth the effort! Ruthie emoticon
    1 day ago
    Have a wonderful Wednesday. take some time for YOU! Ruthie emoticon
    2 days ago
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