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JCU

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  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • Leg Day Everyday 30
  • :completed:
  • I woke up with that darn spot hurting
  • It's a work in progress 🤷🏻‍♀️
  • Nobu wanted attention so much, I had him on my lap at the top of the stairs
  • This from the kitten who regularly rolls off my lap!
  • Silly kitten...
  • I'm going back to basics next month and am so looking forward to it
  • Good: left the house
  • Happy: Mom and I both had kittens on our laps earlier!
 

JCU

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  • :tu: @Tileenah, @Mianevem, @Fremen, @Anek, @NancyTree!
  • Basics
  • This month's routine:
  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • Foundation Program
  • lower abs Challenge
  • Tricep Dips Challenge
  • Splits Stretches
  • Redoing both foundation and tricep dips
  • My splits stretches were no where near as difficult as I expected
  • Happy for that!
  • Today was a productive day
  • And I don't know what is (or isn't) in phase right now, but both kittens joined me in bed this morning!
  • They never do that!
  • Today was a good day
  • Good: got things done
  • Happy: Nobu has wanted cuddles all day. I even got video of him cleaning his face!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • It has been raining and dreary all day
  • Lovely to look at, not so lovely to walk in
  • The weather will get brighter as the week progresses
  • Last night, after I wrote my post, Nobu cuddled with me for three hours!
  • It was spectacular!
  • And I went from chilled to too warm!
  • This is the last picture I took
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  • Look at that tummy! Those little paws!! That little face!!!
  • He's perfect :aww:
  • Something about my home kitchen causes me to forget footwear
  • My back never does 🤦🏻‍♀️
  • Dinner was delightful, at least!
  • Good: cooked a beloved meal slightly different and made it so much better
  • Happy: I am loving the simple routine I made this month!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @Julian4077!
  • Basics
  • Weather was better, emotions were not
  • Not a bad day, just not a great one
  • I'm trying to get my sleep schedule realigned and it's going
  • That probably accounts for everything
  • But the felines have been helping!
  • Forget astrology, is there something in the water?
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  • Last night!
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  • This morning!
  • ???
  • Casper cuddled with me?
  • Nox cuddled with me??
  • 🤯
  • Nobu was his usual adorable self, which is always lovely
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  • It just gives me all 3 in less than 24 hours!
  • (Nobu was watching television. Something about Daisy from Downtown Abbey has my animals enthralled. Liam did it, too!)
  • These perfect felines are the biggest reason my depression isn't bad
  • Good & Happy: kittens! all the kittens!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @Tileenah, @CODawn! ♥️
  • Basics
  • Walk: 1.49m, 3.3mph
  • Finally figured out the pain in my left leg is edema
  • Thankfully, exercising and walking helped
  • (My lower back being out didn't love either, but I can't seem to have both anymore. Getting older is frustrating.)
  • I'm going to the store on Sunday to buy Crocs
  • They should help in the kitchen, which did not help the edema at all
  • Speaking of the store!
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  • This is such a blast from the past!
  • Exactly as I remember and all the more beloved for that fact
  • I bought a box of six and I don't think I'll eat the other five...
  • Dad's secretary has teens!
  • Tried a new brewery for lunch
  • Ambiance and taste were exceptional
  • Food price? Ha
  • It'll be a pleasant beer stop, at least
  • Good: walked
  • Happy: nostalgia
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • My leg is much better, but my back is not
  • No walk to rest it
  • (Laundry didn't really help. Adulting is hard sometimes.)
  • Spicy chili crisp isn't spicy until you eat it on a hard boiled egg
  • Then it's lovely!
  • I had my kittens last night!
  • Nox was sleeping as usual and Nobu was in my papasan until I came in
  • I missed the aggressive cleaning, but caught cuddles!
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  • My sister saw three cats in this picture!
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  • Nobu left before I fell asleep; Nox remained!
  • And then ran away from me earlier...
  • Good: big salad for dinner
  • Happy: Nobu has been doing this thing where he curls on my lap and puts his head on my chest. It's adorable!
 

DorothyMH

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Unfortunately, @DorothyMH, after a biting incident a few months back, we had to put Liam down. He probably would have adored the kittens, though it's debatable if they would have liked him. The kittens have been filling the void we've all felt.
I am so sorry to read that. I know how awful that is for everyone. So glad you are taking up the slack with kittens, tho🥰
 

DorothyMH

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I just found your post about Liam. Again, I am so sorry that happened. We had a dog that bit our lawn guy back in 2004 that we had to put to sleep. She was such a great companion to me, as I had no friends at the time, being a new arrival in town, and husb gone working all hours. She stayed with me and “talked” with me wherever in my huge house that I went. I was over a year without another one just to heal that wound. I’m sure your kitties will help. Hugs to you….🫂
 

JCU

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Thank you so much, @DorothyMH. I may feel differently after a year passes, but right now I don't want another dog at all. Liam was my closest companion and I don't have it in me to lose another, even if in much better circumstances. The independence of cats fits me so much better.

♥️
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • My leg is much better today
  • And something cracked in my back when I was stretching!
  • If the pain continues to decrease, I'll be able to walk tomorrow!
  • 🍀🤞
  • Nobu made up for his cuddly behavior last night
  • (He followed me to my room and fell asleep in my papasan!!)
  • He has been a zooming menace all day!
  • Nox put up with it. Casper didn't.
  • I think Dad gardening confused them mightily
  • Good: went outside
  • Happy: it's been a very easy, basic day. Lovely!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • It rained. All day. Why...
  • I gave myself a pass on the walk
  • I did get out to the store, though
  • Bought my first pair of crocs
  • 5 minutes in the kitchen and I felt the support
  • Great purchase!
  • I had a salad with lunch and the dressing was honey mustard
  • They may have just given honey mustard instead of a dressing?
  • Not complaining! It was surprisingly good!
  • It's been a wonderfully calm day
  • Good: new shoes
  • Happy: I'm eating a salad as I write this!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • My body has 3 main pains right now: ribs, lower back, left lower leg
  • My lower leg is great!
  • My left elbow decided it wanted to be added to everything else
  • :vsad:
  • Considering what my back felt like this morning, it's excellent right now
  • Fingers crossed that remains through the night!
  • I feel like I'm playing a game with life:
  • Will This Be The Day Things Don't Hurt?
  • I know I'm not longer 25. But come on!
  • Grumbles
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  • I got cuddles!
  • I also got nibbles
  • My kitten's fascination with tasting me is becoming slightly worrisome...
  • Good: got more sleep than I realized I needed
  • Happy: the cats have been spazzing and it's hysterical to watch!
 

JCU

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  • I never would have noticed that, @NancyTree! Thanks!
  • Thank you, @Froud, @Gandhalfit
  • Basics
  • Leg is much better, ribs only hurt a little, and elbow is okay!
  • My back is hurting on and off, so I'm giving it rest and waiting to see Tyler on Thursday
  • Should be walking again on Friday!
  • I slipped on realigning my sleep schedule
  • My body needs to stop liking the hours between 1 and 4 in the morning
  • Liam really helped with that...
  • Nobu likes the open door!
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  • Good: salad
  • Happy: Nox was with me as I fell asleep and this morning!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Took a quick trip to the store and my back was unhappy, to say the least
  • Tyler is tomorrow, thankfully!
  • Brother got my sister into a concert yesterday and they're both so pleased
  • Super glad to see it!
  • Nobu has been spending all his time out back
  • But I did have a surprise guest today!
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  • Isn't she pretty?
  • Dad accidentally left her outside and it's too cold for that
  • She settled right next to the couch!
  • It's not at all the warmest spot, so that was for the company!
  • (Phonetically, her name is mare-uh-kye; can any of us remember how that's spelled? ha. 15 year old music kids shouldn't name pets...)
  • Good: went to the store
  • Happy: the tortoise was a wonderful companion this afternoon
 

JCU

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  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • Well that visit was much more intense than I thought it would be!
  • My back is so sore
  • But it's realigned!
  • And my hamstrings got stretched
  • So I kept it very easy
  • It's been a very quiet day and that is very nice
  • Good & Happy: it's been a good day
 

JCU

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  • Basics Yesterday & Today
  • Minus stretching, my hamstrings are still feeling the stretching
  • My back went out again today, but I got it back in!
  • Too sore for a walk, unfortunately
  • We learned a very important family lesson today:
  • If the glass doors in the back room are open, the screen doors are locked
  • Casper is too smart!
  • He got his claws in and slid that door open!
  • I do not need the panic of seeing 2 cats outside and not knowing where the 3rd is before my water bottle is filled
  • (Nox was being a very good boy and sleeping on the guest bed.)
  • Nobu made up for the worry with belly rubs
  • Cats!
  • Last night was much better
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  • And after I woke up (I fell asleep on the couch), Nobu insisted on cuddles!
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  • His purring is very loud at 4:30 in the morning
  • Good: laundry got done
  • Happy: Casper let me cuddle him when I carried him inside!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Went up to Canada with Dad to find some things for mom's brunch tomorrow
  • That took so much out of me?
  • I was not planning on being that drained
  • In happier news: we got the things!
  • And my back is moving!
  • I'll see if my sister wants to go with me tomorrow
  • That'll make it a very pleasant walk!
  • Nobu cuddled! And curled up near me!
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  • He's so pretty
  • (This was after "helping" Dad wrap Mom's presents. That was funny!)
  • Good: made the trip
  • Happy: seeing the Es tomorrow!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • This is a trilogy of betrayal, shock, and forgiveness
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  • (It was a betrayal because Nobu had been on my lap and left me for Dad! He came back in the end. Kittens!)
  • Have you ever planned a meal and thought it wasn't that big, but then sat down and realized it was?
  • Yeah...
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  • And that's without the lorne sausage!
  • (It had gluten and my sister has celiac)
  • I'm thankful E wanted a picture
  • Good food and great company; what more can one ask for?
  • Needless to say, no one was up to walking after that meal
  • I'm still feeling it now!
  • Good: cleaned everything from that meal
  • Happy: brunch is an excellent time to see the Es!
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers here! ❤️
 

JCU

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I didnt explain as clearly as I should have, @Tileenah! From Dad, Nobu moved to Mom (which was pretty shocking!); the forgiveness is the last picture. I will definitely pass on to my mom that you have the same leggings, though! 😂

It shouldn't have been a surprise, @aku-chan! I helped make it! But until it was all plated up, I thought it'd be fine... Lesson learned! (I'm not complaining. So. Yummy!)
 

JCU

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  • Don't feel old, @Tileenah! If most leggings weren't uncomfortable, I'd have that exact pair!
  • Basics
  • It's been a day
  • Not good. Not bad. Just a day.
  • There's very little to complain about it!
  • The kittens were up to mischief all afternoon
  • I came out of the bathroom to all 3 staring at me
  • There are times I'm reminded they are small predators...
  • Good: movie night
  • Happy: Nobu scratched his face with my hand. I will not be forgetting this any time soon!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Walk: 1m/3mph
  • Quiet day
  • Had to force myself to exercise
  • And I only walked because I had to drop off a package at the post office
  • But it got me out, so it's a win!
  • Regardless of the bike being usable (no answer on that yet), I had the thought of the lake a mile away
  • They have a section blocked off for swimming
  • I could walk down, swim, and walk back
  • Perfect excuse to get walking and work on my stamina!
  • Nobu cuddled
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  • He is as adorable as always
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  • Look at that face!
  • I love him so much
  • Good: walked
  • Happy: huge supper has me full
 

JCU

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  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • lower abs 17
  • Had an allergy attack last night
  • (Scent related; pretty sure I know what did it)
  • My sinuses have been acting up all day
  • Benadryl helps, but also makes me sleep
  • So it's been a very tired day
  • Pushed through lower abs after the crunches (oh my abs...) but that's all I was up to
  • The kittens have also been weird today
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  • I caught this out of the corner of my eye
  • Why is it so surprising?
  • That's Nobu!
  • 🤯
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  • This is the first picture I have of Nox at the front door!
  • Nobu curled up on the top of the couch during my big nap, too
  • It could have been a much worse day!
  • Good: another big supper
  • Happy: Casper cohabitating with the kittens!
 

BlackButler

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"True Failure is Never Attempting"
Heya! How have you been! Loving the cute kitty pics! I got cats during Lockdown Sox and Pumpkin couple little Minxes but love them ridiculously! Can't wait to see more x

Cat Dancing GIF by TikTok
 

Speechmark

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"Simply starting level 1 Foundation"
  • Basics
  • A reminder to myself:
  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • Hard Reset Strength
  • before breakfast Cardio Challenge
  • Splits Exercises
  • I was very happy yesterday that today was going to be leg day
  • (All that raking!)
  • Then I woke up
  • My poor, aching legs!
  • I don't know what I did, exactly, but my calves and Achilles are achingly tense
  • So the burpees were  slow and I was only able to do one set of HR
  • Hopefully tomorrow will be better!
  • Walked Liam
  • Before today, I honestly cannot remember when I last walked in the rain
  • It was delightful!
  • Especially because I remembered to change clothes  before doing so!
  • Gotta love double layers of fur
  • Liam was damp, but still fluffy!
  • Burning question answered:
  • My sister did not win the haggis eating competition 😢
  • (Another question asked and answered: her boyfriend talked to Mom and Dad about marrying her!!!
  • I am screaming internally!!!)
  • Good: exercised!
  • Happy: Liam was a very good boy today!
  • (And E!!!)
You exercised today ! Well done.
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • I visited a few stores and walked enough to satisfy me
  • Nobu found one of the little toys we got the kittens and had fun
  • It's a small plastic ball with a bell in it
  • We had at least 20 minutes of the spaz going room to room
  • (And the basement. Listening to the intermittent tinks as it fell down the stairs was hysterical!)
  • Nox was much calmer
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  • Look at how cute he was!
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  • And that's a rare picture of his face!
  • These are backwards today:
  • Happy: so. much. ice. cream!!
  • Good: waited to eat it until I exercised
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Laundry had my back hurting, but it also let me crack it?
  • Confusing, but I'll take it!
  • The humidity about killed me
  • It was sticky, then the air conditioning kicked it and it was cold AND sticky!
  • It was much better after it finally rained
  • I have not had a salad in 2 days and am feeling it
  • Big salad tomorrow!
  • Good: exercised despite DOMS
  • Happy: had two felines "help" me with laundry!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • It rained most of the day and wasn't too humid
  • It was so dark this morning I overslept because my body thought it was 5 when it was 9
  • It's been lovely!
  • Nobu has been cuddling and nearby for most of the day
  • Look at that face!
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  • !!!
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  • I have a whole series of photos where he's using my shoulder as a foot rest
  • I have smiled a lot today!
  • AND THEN:
  • The lighting was PERFECT!
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  • Isn't he lovely?
  • The funniest bit is that he turned to look at me after the first picture (where I was agog at the great lighting), which is why his eyes are so open to catch the light!
  • We make a very goofy pair
  • Good: big salad
  • Happy: NOBU!
 
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