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hollybelle - Friday Aug 10, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Still very busy at workk, but feeling so much beetter.  Went to the dentist yesterday and he couldn't find anything wrong with my teeth - besides I need a couple of small fillings!!!!  Ppain is and has been much better now for several days - so maybe sinus pain is final diagnosis and all is well.

Needless to say I have not been riding much or anything else.  That will change very soon.  I feel like I am rearing to go!

I am sorry I haven't read and commented as regularly on everyone' s diaries as usual.  I will catch up this weekend! 

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

glycrina on 08/10/2012:
I went to the dentist a few weeks ago because I was having a HORRIBLE toothache and it turned out to be sinus pressure as well. It is so crazy how bad it hurt. I was ready to tell him to pull the tooth but once the sinus infection cleared it was fine. So weird.

grannyannie on 08/10/2012:
I've had pain in my teeth when it was actually a sinus headache as well. Have a great weekend!

supercheese on 08/10/2012:
Aw hope you feel better! teeth problem are the WORST! Have a great weekend!

Umpqua on 08/10/2012:
Glad you are feeling better and I hope you have a nice weekend!

liza36 on 08/10/2012:
Hope you feel better soon.

V on 08/10/2012:
Much love to you Holly <3

thenewmle on 08/10/2012:
Glad the pain is subsiding and you don't need a dental procedure!!! Yeah! I can relate to the work stuff. Hopefully Monday will bring a new calm at my workplace and hopefully you will get a break too. Hope you have a great weekend!

hollybelle - Wednesday Aug 08, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Here is a link to the FB page of the place where Rachel and Will will get married.  Their chapel is the one with white pews and blue carpet and the center isle - not the one with the large pipe organ, etc.  It's the brick church looking building with the steeple.

 Tooth seems better today - holding on....going to try for a bike ride tonight after church - we are making sandwiches for the Hope Center - a place for men in recovery in town.  Always rewarding to do something for someone else.  


More later - I hope to comment on everyone's diaries soon.  I am struggling to keep up right now.  Love to all, though!


Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/08/2012:
I wish I could ride my bike every day! I've loved riding the last two days.

grannyannie on 08/08/2012:
Lovely church!

Maria7 on 08/08/2012:
Looks very beautiful. Also, yes, the scupponongs arrived around the end of July here. I really LOVE the dark golden ones! I keep them in the fridge. Aren't they good? That is so sweet about your helping with the sandwiches. Good on keeping up with your biking, too. :-D Take care. Good to hear from you.

Umpqua on 08/08/2012:
It looks beautiful Holly. I'm glad things are going better and that's wonderful that you are helping out those in need!

V on 08/08/2012:
WOW I am sure the wedding will be spectacular :) I am so excited for R and W <3

thenewmle on 08/10/2012:
How exciting about the wedding! I'm sure you are going to enjoy all the planning phases!

hollybelle - Tuesday Aug 07, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

OK apparently the headache has been from a tooth going bad....:-(

Going to the dentist on thursday at 3:00 - can't get in sooner!  Fun fun fun!

Daughter and I reserved the chapel for her wedding and the reception venue.  It's a place called Estes Chapel on the campus of a Methodist Seminary College/University in a quaint little town near by. Seems like a great deal.  More details later.  Wedding date = April 6, 2013!

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 08/07/2012:
Good that you know what was causing it!

RYC: I was quite young, but I very much remember being mesmerized by the June Taylor Dancers. Wasn't Les Brown his bandleader on that? Anyway that was a great show--I looove Jackie Gleason, The Honeymooners is timeless.

V on 08/07/2012:
I am hoping that your visit to the dentist will relieve you of your pain..How exciting that R has set the date <3

V on 08/07/2012:
Hey BTW I am watching one of my fav Law and Order CI episode where Nicole Wallace makes her return seducing the girl :)

V on 08/08/2012:
LOL!! It was the episode when she killed the Asian Girl ..And yes she better stay away from Bobby!

thenewMLE on 08/08/2012:
I'm glad you finally know the source, but my teeth hurt for you!! That is way to recent in my dental history! Isn't it amazing how book out dentist seem to be? When they have to cancel, it's weeks before there is an available appointment, and God forbid you need an emergency you just have to hold on for days until they can take you. I hope the issue resolves your pain quickly! How exciting about the wedding. No news on our front yet. He went back to school and she is still with us, but no ring yet... Take care and hold on until Thursday - relief is on it's way!

hollybelle - Monday Aug 06, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

UPDATE:  Thank you all for the nice comments about my headache.  I am better today.  I've only had 1500 mg tylenol all day and it did help where as it didn't touch it before.  Now that it's receded some I think it's been because of one of the following or a combo of them sinus pressure, a tooth going bad, TMJ issues, a muscle spasm in my back or neck.  I don't think it was blood pressure or anything like that, or tension related, although tension was building because of the pain - LOL!  I just hope it stays gone at this point.  If it doesn't - I WILL go to the  doctor and check it out.

NEWS FLASH--I  rode my bike 11 miles this evening.  The weather let up a little tonight and it was actually pleasant for August - the humidity was much lower and it was under 90 degrees - 88!  I had to cut it short to take care of the little dog I'm sitting.  His owners are coming home tomorrow.  Night-Night!!


Very bummed about the weekend.  Felt retched for most of it.  Head still hurts.  Frustrating.  I have about decided that I'll ride bike no matter what tonight.  Just push through  whatever is going on with my head.   


Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/06/2012:
Hope your head feels better very soon!

liza36 on 08/06/2012:
Feel better soon! So miserable when the head hurts.

thenewMLE on 08/06/2012:
Girl, what's going on with the headaches??? Make sure your pressure isn't isn't too high. I only got 3 rides in last week due to emotional stress from work and heat index and rain showers. On Saturday, I pulled out the mat and did some crunches and leg lifts which I had not done since we quit walking back in April. But I hope to hit the road again tonight. Please get a doctor's opinion on your headaches. It's not good to push through something unusual like that. I hope you feel better!

supercheese on 08/06/2012:
feel better!!!

Umpqua on 08/06/2012:
Take care Holly xo

V on 08/06/2012:
<3 I hope you feel better soon..Please go to the doctor okay?? <3 <3 <3

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/07/2012:
yes, be careful with the headaches...maybe you are very dehydrated or it could be signalling something else...be careful.

great job on your 11 miles, that's a good amount indeed! Lately, I mix bike riding in with other activities (I'll bike to the gym, for instance) and my mileage total is around 3-5 miles haha. It's nice the gym is soooo close!

Umpqua on 08/07/2012:
Good news on feeling better and getting a ride in!!

grannyannie on 08/07/2012:
Glad you're feeling better. I'll try to remember that when I drink my pints of beer to close my eyes so the calories don't count!! LOL

hollybelle - Sunday Aug 05, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Kind of bummed - not much exercise due to the darn headache(s)  I have had ll week.  It has been BAD.  I never have headaches this bad.  I do feel better today, so I'll see how it goes and maybe get a bike ride or an epic session on the ET in.  I have been working through - barely and taking care of the two dogs that I'm sitting this week.  I made soe ectra $$$ for  taking care of them.  I hope I get some more jobs.  It's not bad work at all since the dogs are both in my neighborhood.  I don't want to travel to do this, but it's great since they are so close. 

I overate on Saturday because I was trying to make my head feel better with food - now that makes sense!

I'll keep you posted about the exercise later.

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/05/2012:
Hope you find the cause and cure for your headaches asap. Seen the dr. yet?

Think we could get abs like Ennis'?! LOL.

glycrina on 08/05/2012:
Hey Holly. I hope you feel better. Is it hot where you are? Do you think your not getting enough water?

Umpqua on 08/05/2012:
I hope your head feels better soon. Hubby gets cluster headaches seasonally, I wonder if it's something like that? I hope you find the answer soon.

V on 08/05/2012:
I was so hoping that you were feeling better by now :( Maybe you should see the doctor..

biscottibody59 on 08/05/2012:
I hope you get the headaches sorted out--if you can, check your blood pressure. Unless you've already done that. Sometimes high blood pressure can contribute to headaches.

Take care!

hollybelle - Friday Aug 03, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Aaauuuuggggghhhhh!  my head!  I'll be back eventually - phoey!

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/03/2012:
Feel better soon Holly <3

V on 08/03/2012:
:( I hope you feel better <3

hollybelle - Thursday Aug 02, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Still fighting low grade headache and general bad feelings in my head.  I hope it passes soon.

No exercise last night, either.. 

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/02/2012:
Sorry you're not well. Hope you feel better soon. Take it easy.

V on 08/02/2012:
Oh No! Hoping for a speedy recovery for you Holly <3

Soon2BThin on 08/03/2012:
Sorry you're not feeling well. And you said "10 mile bike ride--that's all" the other day when you weren't feeling well. I think that's awesome! The bike ride, I mean. I hope you feel better soon.

hollybelle - Wednesday Aug 01, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

No exercise last night.  Was not feeling well.  See yesterday's entry for symptoms-LOL! 

Feel some better today.  Hope it lasts.  Having some iced coffee and going to go check on the laundry!  More later.

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

V on 08/01/2012:
I am sorry that you are not feeling well :( Take care Holly <3

legcramps on 08/01/2012:
Glad you're feeling better today; take it easy today!

glycrina on 08/01/2012:
hey Holly. thanks for the welcome back! Hope you feel better . . . take care of yourself!

sweetpea1977 on 08/01/2012:
I hope you are feeling 100% by now!

biscottibody59 on 08/01/2012:
Take care--glad you're doing better:-)

Umpqua on 08/02/2012:
Glad to hear you are feeling better today. Sorry to hear things didn't go well with the eye doctor appointment, I hope today goes better overall!

hollybelle - Tuesday Jul 31, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Update:  Not feeling well.  Left work 45 minutes early and came home to take a nap.  I did grocery shopping on lunch hour so I'm thankful for that.  Feel a little better.  I dont understand why I feel so poorly.  Kind of like waves of nausea and funny feeling head.  Started with a wicked headache.  Oh well - tomorrow is a better day.

Didn't update yesterday - but here's a recap - Rode 10 miles on the bike - that's all...really busy day and it was so humid at 6:00 when I took off on the bike, I just wasn't "feeling it" last night.  My friend got her road bike and she seems to like it.  I could tell she was riding faster.  It's a big adjustment going from hybird to road bike.  I can't wait for her to add some miles and get strong!

Mom's eye doc appointment - I will just have to tell you more on this later - I am too disgusted about it and don't want to dwell on it.....THANKS.


Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/31/2012:
Nice job on the bike; it's hard to want to do anything when it's so humid outside. Have a great day today!

supercheese on 07/31/2012:
I agree. I need to start thinking "healthy" instead of the number...I too was feeling a little down yesterday but I hope you feel better and hope the eye doc appointment for your ma went well!

V on 07/31/2012:
Good job on the ride even when you were not feeling it! Sorry you had an unpleasant experience at your Mom's appointment <3

hollybelle - Monday Jul 30, 2012
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Big bike ride yesterday - 38.5 miles.  It was good to go that long after only riding a bit the last two weeks, really.  I was so tired last night (legs and arms, neck a little sore), feel mostly restored today - stronger.  Looking forward to riding with friend tonight.  I hope the humidity holds off.  Friend might by her road bike this week.  I think she has settled on the same make as mine - Raleigh, but the model one step down - Revenio 2.0 - due to her budget.  I have the 3.0 and now wonder if I should have gotten the 4.0!  Or a better bike altogether! LOL!  cyclists are never satisfied, I think!  I wore my new bibs that I had been saving.  They are the same as the ones I'd been riding.  I compared the chamois in the old one to the new one and I am happy with the way the old one is holding up - couldn't tell much difference.  The straps on the old one are looser, from wear, but not too loose. I love this brand - Craft - if anyone wants to know.

Ah, busy week at work this week.  Have to take my mom to the eye doc this morning, though so she can have eyes examined and have consultation for cataract surgery soon.  It will be so nice for her to be able to see well again.    

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

V on 07/30/2012:
You are plugging away at the miles Holly :) Awesome job! I hope they don't work ya too hard at the gig today.. Thanks for the nice comments, and yep that is my game face :P LOL Have a good day

Kati on 07/30/2012:
Updated my entry about my 18yr old guest! :)

Umpqua on 07/30/2012:
Excellent ride Holly, that must have been so nice. I hope all goes well with your Mom's appointment today!

liza36 on 07/30/2012:
Nice job on your miles. Good luck with your mom.

thinkpositive on 07/30/2012:
Great bike ride. Yes, I think you are low for your pet sitting fee, but maybe you could say that was an introductory fee. Sounds like fun though. I think people pay like double of that , taking into consideration your hourly fee + gas.

Umpqua on 07/30/2012:
Yep, it's mine. I haven't done much with it but my goal is to get all my recipes posted some day ;)

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