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4/14/12 9:37 P

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Frankly - I am quite disappointed in myself - ate the wrong things altho I did more exercise than usual - but the day was fun and beautiful - ended up going to my granddaughter's soccer match - and then home with DD to make some bridal party gifts - It was a good day - filled with smiles and laughter- now everyone is gone and it is too quiet - it takes me a little time to get used to being alone after having everyone here- almost like a let down - but then I get in the groove and all is well -

going to wind down now and watch something about the Titanic - a new miniseries I think-

Have a great night !!!

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Hi there,
Baba - I'm picturing in my mind your granddaughter and all those dogs with her. So cute!
Sandilee- that is the perfect name for our next challenge, adventure or whatever we are doing!
I'm going to post it- let's continue our journey! The train is back on track!

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Hi All! I've been doing ok...really trying to focus on some exercise. I've done my stationary bike for 30 minutes every day and last night my DGD asked if she could record the hockey game on our tv (they didn't get the channel) and come watch it today I told her that was fine as long as she'd go for a walk with me. So we did walk today and had a great time ... she said she'd like to walk together more often .... YES!!! I took the dogs into the lower yard this afternoon for a game of "fetch" ... of course, they don't play it like most .... their idea of fetch is Mom throws the stick then they go sit by it and wait for her to come throw it again, LOL, so by the time we finished I had thrown & ran to get it for about half an hour and then I had to try to get Luther in the house while he played "keep away"!

How about "Full Steam Ahead for a Slimmer Summer"

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4/14/12 10:42 A

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well - weigh in - I am up .5 - I was hoping to get the holiday weight off by today - BUT it is better than it could have been- Now we do not have an excuse - no matzo brittle - no chocolate bunnies - The train has left that station where goodies are served and we are off to the healthy stops -

I had wee one all day yesterday - last night and this morning - She runs in the house yelling SASHA - BERGER - BAILEY - and off they go- This morning the golden got sick all over the carpet and sweet little one wanted to clean it up and hug Bailey - Now she is sitting on the floor with the Standard Poodle reading a book and showing the pictures to the dogs - I am so loved to have them all at my feet !! Someday I will draw a picture of this - that is if I learn to draw!!

summer - I will think -

HAVE A GREAT DAY - remember the train is moving and is not stopping for treats - unhealthy candy machines or the drive through-




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4/13/12 8:43 P

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Hi all!
Must be gaining week. I'm right there with you and it didn't help having my son make his delicious jumbalaya tonight. Both DH and I have to do something.
Got to hop back on the train.
Time to set up for summer - any ideas for a new topic?
Happy Birthday Becca!
Sorry I wasn't on for a few days - school is crazy this time of the year and I come home exhausted every night. This week coming up is our FCAT testing - the whole week- both teachers and students are on pins and needles. It's going to be a difficult week and our administration is bringing in lots of food to keep us happy. Can't wait for this next week to be over.
Sandilee- I keep getting in the mail invites from WW for a free month or free registration. Of course watching American Idol last night and seeing how terrific Jennifer Hudson looked- all from WW- it sure makes me think about joining again.
Baba- keep us on the train! I need your strength to get me back on track!
Take care all.

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4/12/12 7:00 P

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Happy Birthday Becca! As I expected, I had a gain at WW today .... up 1.4 .... but the meeting did me a world of good and I'm ready to get back on the weight loos train! My sister-in-law joined me this morning and sat in on the meeting, she said maybe she'll join next week .... I hope she does, it'd be nice to have someone to go with.

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4/12/12 11:27 A

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good morning - It is chilly and rainy here - nothing new !

I am alone today - no students - and all of my kids are working - and wee one went to work with DD - it feels a bit odd - but tomorrow is really a busy day so I am going to get as much done today as I can -

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Becca - have a great day !!!

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4/12/12 11:13 A

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I had a great day yesterday, exercised, ate well. All day until after church last night.

DH gave me a birthday party after church. emoticon Cake, ice cream & chips. emoticon It was so sweet of him. And I ate it. Ugh! He's taking me out for supper tonight, today being my birthday. I guess I will have a gain Sunday when I step on the emoticon Oh well. Tomorrow is a new day.

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4/11/12 1:20 P

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YIPPEE - we are back on track !!

I watched the wee one this morning at her house for a few hours -now I am home and going to start my day of cooking and cleaning and reading etc -

I did gain over the weekend - but my weigh in day is not until SAT - so I hope to have it off by then


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I've been maintaining, but hope soon to see progress. I'm back on track.

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4/11/12 10:33 A

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Hi all,

I had a good day yesterday. Stayed in the middle of my calorie range & walked 2 miles. emoticon

Looking for a good day today. emoticon

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4/10/12 11:40 A

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OK - here we go - the train is on the move and we are on board - Remember the word is RENEW - we start ANEW - we re-pattern - rethink - reawaken and revive all the- good habits and leave the doubts and lack of discipline behind - at least that is what I am telling myself !

I went 21 days doing everything right when I was getting my daily emails from fatloser.com -so I am going to sign up again today and restart the 21 days - The program is not about what you can and can't eat or even about exercise - It is about being strong in whatever you do - I think I get tired and days go crazy and I am not prepared - if that makes any sense -


So - ALL ABOARD - this train is on the move - A new start - a new day !!

HAPPY and HEALTHY day to all !

AND - it is going to be in the 60's today - and sunny - but tonight the dreary days and rain begin again - so today is a great day to get moving and start ANEW
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4/10/12 10:53 A

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Hi All, sounds like we are all in the same boat. I have been off track since Thursday ..... trying really hard to pull it together today. I'm pretty sure I'll be showing a gain this week at weigh-in but hoping if I can stay on track for the rest of the week it won't be as bad.

Turtle train has just slowed down for a bump in the track, we will now be back under way!!

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Good morning,

I didn't do good over the holidays. I gained. emoticon So, I'm starting over today. I have got to get a handle on this. I keep gaining no matter all my efforts. But I eat out a lot. Can't really figure everything right. So much hidden fat in restaurant food.

Oh, Well. Here I go again. Maybe I will do better this time.

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4/9/12 10:44 P

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well -the weekend did me in - and I will start new tomorrow - There was absolutely nothing I could eat - and the one dinner that would have worked was cancelled - so...I ate what I could find and that was not good !!!!

just finished teaching - tired - but am going to watch THE VOICE - and then to hbed

DD was over - she is sick so I had wee one most of the day - I feel so bad for her - she can't seem to get well - went to doc today and got 4 prescriptions

sun was out and one student told me it will bee a great sunny day tomorrow = IO thought it was supposed to rain -

Good night to all


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Had a busy day. Tired. Going to bed. emoticon

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Great job Baba!!!
Yes, there is Matzoh Ball soup. It's basically (at least at my house) homemade chicken soup with matzoh balls added. Matzoh balls are made out of matzoh meal,eggs and water- I usually buy the mix - add the eggs and water - let it stand for 15 minutes - make into balls the size of walnuts and toss into the chicken broth - basically that's it.
Post your Kale chips recipe, that sounds good.

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Baba, Congrats on the weight loss!!!!

Sandi


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4/7/12 11:53 A

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weigh in day - lost 2.5 - was really surprised since I cheated and added other things during the week -

news flash - the sun is shining - very cold - but the sun is out and from what the weather report says it will warm up today - and that might just mean upper 40's -

Shekirk - isn't there a matzoh ball soup? Seems to me that I had something like that or am I thinking of something else?? Maybe I am confused-

Have a great day to all - a super weekend - and happy thoughts - emoticon


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Hi all,
Kale chips! Wow, just the other day I was holding Kale in my hands and put it back because I didn't know what to do with it or if I would like it. Now I'll try it! Thanks BABA!!!! I know it is so healthy for us.
Well, yesterday was the first Seder - and food was plentiful - I did make the Matzoh Brittle - and people actually thought it was store bought - I have to make it again for tonight but no almonds this time due to nut allergies at the home we are going to.
Baba- I can't believe your granddaughter is already 2! Where do the years go? She sounds so cute and I love the way the dogs love her and protect her. She is a lucky little girl!
Well, we are on matzoh for the week, will try to be careful but it does have calories.
I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Easter Sunday -
Let's start looking towards summer and the next chapter in our continuing saga - any name ideas?

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4/6/12 3:14 P

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Baba.... KALE ... that's what I forgot to pick up at the store!! LOL, I knew there was something! I've been wanting to try the kale chips .... they sound good. My mom used to make a delicious kale soup but I don't have the recipe for it, I'm anxious to try yours.

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AND - congrats to Sandilee ---keep up the great work !!


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Happy Day - the snow is gone - but it is still mighty cold- I had wee one last night and am so stiff and sore this morning from trying to sleep with a 2 year old - 2 dogs and 2 cats on the bed -- one dog and one cat could not find room so slept on the floor -- They all seem to gather around circling the little one as if providing a protective barrier - it is cute but not real comfortable - but she loves it !!

we are cooking this morning - She loves to help - we made kale chips and a bean/kale soup - it is really good - and I don't like kale - I will post the recipe on that menu/recipe site -

to all from various faiths and persuasions who celebrate something during this season - have fun and see the good in everyone and everything -




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Have a wonderful Good Friday Everyone!!!!!!!

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Hi all,
Startof a 3 day weekend and then a long haul until school ends
Baba- I so agree about the testing -hate it and it does take away from the joy of teaching.
The teachers just don't have the time to be as creative as you used to be.
Grand- your students have some great ideas - Our school will be dressing in different colors each day - each color psyching the kids for the test .
Monday - Black- with FCAT coming, we're ready to attack!
Tuesday - Red -You're doing great; keep using your head!
Weds - Blue - We've got the strength to follow through!
Thurs - White - We're prepared to knock the test out of sight!
Friday- Green - As we all know: Eagles Landing is a lean, mean testing machine!
The kids enjoy this and it takes some of the tension out of the air. Still can't wait until it's over.
Sandilee- congratulations on your weight loss! Great job.
Tomorrow I see my endocrinologist - she won't be happy with my A1C it rose up to 6.2 from 5.9 but I still want to try diet instead of meds. Weight is still the same as it was 6 months ago and that isn't going to make her happy either.
Have a great weekend all!

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Hey, all. Dr appt today- I had MRI couple of weeks ago - new MRI on my back results. . .not good - last 4 discs bulging even more, on the other side of spine, arthritis has set in causing faucets (excuse my spelling) to enlarge . . .so my nerves are getting pinched on both sides not just one. I've enjoyed being home today. Not good with food, did get some walks in with Lucky.

Shekirk - the sweets have had me since Christmas! Happy Holiday to you - enjoy! I am cooking on Sunday. I dread testing, too. I think we have 24 days left when we go back - last 10 are testing.

Baba - I wish the court stuff was over - I pray every day about it. I hate the testing stuff, too . .but is all the board of ed and state dept of ed worry about!

Sandilee -Good job on the loss!

Door idea- my girls want to put on the door " . . .novice, apprentice at ______( name of our school) . . .NEVERMORE" Our testing scores are nov, appr, proficient (where we want all kids), and distinguished, the highest. .so I think it would be okay. They want life size Poe on door with a raven on his shoulder, and then, on wall by my door - a creepy tree and graveyard . .they want to put the name of the other 6 middle schools RIP on tombstones, and a blact cat creeping. I am not artsy/crafty . . .so I just don't know where to start and what color bulletin board paper to cover the door with . ..HELP!

Have a great rest of week! Take care!

2015 - Remember the serenity prayer

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2007 Miles 1, 923.50
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2009 Miles 885 miles
2010 Miles 440 miles
2011 Miles Less than 100
2012 Miles Less than 100
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2014 Miles - more than 2000 - doing zumba & 5ks
2015 . . .doing 5ks, 10ks my first half marathon . .so I am good to go, so far, with my 2015 miles


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Hi Everyone!! WW this morning ... I was down 1 pound .... a WHOLE pound!!! LOL, I was so excited. My goal for this week is to lose at least .6 which will bring me to my 10 pound mark.

My husband went with me again this week and we went to see a movie after WW. In the middle of the movie I ended up with charlie-horses in the back of both legs. I had to get up and walk them out ... not fun!

Baba, I feel so bad when I hear that you guys are still having snow & ice. Our air is chilly but we have had lots of sunshine.

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snow and ice everywhere yet the car goes in today to get the snow tires/studs off - hope I can make it up the hill - I might have to cancel but there is a deadline to get the tires off and I am free today -

I tutor this morning - English grammar - altho I love teaching and tutoring - for some reason I am not looking forward to it - not in a really creative mood - but that will come as I start teaching -

GREAT DAY to all !!

GRAND - I keep thinking about your door - as far as I am concerned - I think standardized testing is ridiculous - not that the tests cannot be useful - but they are now high stakes and so much time is taught teaching to the test - instead of teaching...I felt that way as a teacher and so did every other teacher I know - so for me - my mind cannot get away from
"quote the raven "NEVERMORE!" -- I know you can't put that up there so I will think some more !!


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Good morning,

It's still cloudy here. We are under a tornado watch until 11am. I will be glad when this strange weather has past.

I'm not feeling on top of the world today. I still have quit a bit to get done before tomorrow noon. Ugh! So here I go.

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Hi all,
Congratulations GRAND!!! Your Wildcats did it! Once both FSU and UF were out of it, I sent you a message on Facebook that I was cheering with you!!
Sure sorry the case is still going on - it seems these things drag on forever. At this point, there's nothing you can do - so dwell on Kentucky's win and Lucky's antics.
An Edgar Allen Poe door - sounds so cool! I just keep seeing the Tell-Tale Heart - 3dimensional on the door - Strong of heart - the test is near, but we have no fear!
or The Raven - Quote the Raven - "Never more" - I'll have to sleep on this one.
There's got to be so much that can be done using Poe. Our tests begin in one week. Some of the teachers and students have put together a bunch of skits that are being televised throughout the day - We don't fear the FCAT! I can't wait for it to be over- I will be proctoring the 8th graders this year and since they are ESE it will take 6 days!
Enjoy your spring break - mine is over.
Holiday begins this Friday- 1st night of Passover - we are going to our next door neighbors for the first Seder and to my niece for the 2nd one.- I'm bringing a yummy dessert called Matzoh brittle -Dark chocolate and caramel melted over matzoh with nuts on top. Too good!
Weight wise I'm still the same as I was when we started. I have to pick myself up and start over once again.
Easter this Sunday - and I just keep seeing all those delicious looking treats- so far, I've managed to avoid them, but the Cadbury eggs are calling me.
Baba- get that great imagination going and come up with ideas for Grand's door! I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Sandlilee- that video sounds great- I stopped my yoga class because of tendonitis in my elbow, but now I feel so stiff again. Lower back especially. Keep us updated on how you are doing with the video.
AJ- Happy Birthday to your son- I know you are keeping busy.
Buckley - your self control helps us have self control - thanks!
Bog - hope your feeling well- taking good care of yourself!!!
Whimsy- hope you stop by soon!
Where are you Ny?

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Grand - I am so happy that you posted and are on Spring break ! I thought that legal thing was over - I will put my thinking cap on for the door = sounds like fun ! Can't wait to see the Lucky picture

Well - there is snow on the ground - it snowed and hailed - what a mess - very slick out - I might have to cancel the appt to get the studs off in the morning - not sure I can even make it up the hill to get on the main road -

I am tired - should have rested most of the day - but I ran errands and watched wee one for a few hours - then cooked - etc etc etc

Plumber coming tomorrow - the hot water heater is not giving very much hot water if any -
good night - hope you all have a good night


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Hey, all. My spring break is here - I am off the rest of the week - yahoo! My KY Wildcats won the NCAA Championship - I had a small big blue get together. And no, I haven't been doing well with the food at all. I did walk 3 times last week with a co-worker - laps in our gym during our 20 minute lunch...it hurt, and the past 2 days we didn't walk either day. I have an appointment on April 18 with the fat dr about the fat surgery. I went to the free seminar about this time last year; I am going to go the appt & see what he says...I always swore I would never do it, but I am 40 yrs old - and feel like I am 80...walk like I am 80...feel like my life is over...I gotta do something. I went to my dr about my depression being worse - he upped my meds, but I know that isn't the answer, but it has helped some...I have been making myself go tan. It has been great weather here- and now for the rest of the week when I could lay in the sun - they're giving rain!!! I have read all 3 Hunger Games books (Catching Fire, Mockingjay) - LOVE them!

Shekirk & Baba - You know my work (legal) thing that has been ongoing for going on 5 yrs now...well, a judge ordered summary judgment - we were elated for 1 week - and then, the next week - they appealed it..at least, another year of it going....I am so tired, so drained from it...it is like a black cloud hanging over my head, every day at work - work in many ways is unbearable now. But on a positive note, I need HELP - our theme for testing this year is ..."We ain't afraid of no test" - using the Ghostbusters song - the 8th grade's 'monster' chosen - Zombies - I want to do an Edgar Allan Poe Zombie door for the contest - any ideas???

BOG - Oh, my gosh! Congrats! Miss you, girl. Look me up on facebook, too! So happy for you!

Sandilee - I need to clean out my garage and my closets - I have alot to donate. I am such a pack rat. Oprah says if you haven't used it or wore it in a year - toss it, but I can't do it!

AJ - Sounds like you are taking care of business with the food & new ideas. Good job!

Buckley - Turning down pizza - good for you! Sweets & bread are my downfall - I can't turn them down right now - no self-control. Good job on having self-control, girl.

Whimsy - How are you? How's weather your way? You ever come to Lexington?

MVS, Ny, and all else - Hope all is well.

Sorry, I have been in a funk - it is a part of my journey, I guess- fall down a million times, get up a million and one!!

Have a great rest of the week!

Lucky STORY - Well, it was time for his Easter bunny picture last weekend. * He doesn't particularly like the bunny each year. (I think he thinks it is a HUGE toy of his - and he doesn't understand it)....anyway, I wanted Lucky's ears up in the pick to match the bunny's...well, he pins them back when he is nervous, of course, well, the photographer started working with him, I worked, no luck....a guy starts throwing treats (Lucky doesn't even like treats except dingos)...the ears go up for a split second - she gets the shot, but if you look closely you can see three brown little treats going by Lucky....so, so cute. If I can figure out how to scan it at work into the computer, I will get it posted here or on facebook.

2015 - Remember the serenity prayer

...Nothing ever changes, if nothing ever changes

2007 Miles 1, 923.50
2008 Miles 1, 772.75
2009 Miles 885 miles
2010 Miles 440 miles
2011 Miles Less than 100
2012 Miles Less than 100
2013 Miles Less than 100
2014 Miles - more than 2000 - doing zumba & 5ks
2015 . . .doing 5ks, 10ks my first half marathon . .so I am good to go, so far, with my 2015 miles


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Good morning,

It's another dreary day. I didn't sleep well last night. I think I will just nap off & on today. Have church tonight.

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great day for sleeping - BUT - I am up and going to DD to watch wee one - and it is raining - dark - dreary - and so this weather pattern continues !!

Hope you all have a great day - I have to after letting myself talk myself into eating a bunch of the little one's snack packets last night - and I don't mean just a few -


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Hi All! It's a bright sunny day here, air is chilly though.

I have a vet appointment for Luther this afternoon to get his nails trimmed. I can't begin to tell you how I dread it .... for such a sweet guy he turns into a monster! He doesn't like to be held and I've seen times it takes up to 5 adults to control him. He freaks out and I'm always afraid he'll end up hurting someone. One of the techs always makes the comment that I should be practicing the submissive hold with him and I have tried over & over but it doesn't seem to help, he doesn't like to be held by us either.

Yep, I iron too! LOL, and I don't think my daughter even owns an iron!

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great day to all -

could the weather report really be true - more snow on the way????

I teach all morning but then have the afternoon to myself - Since it is spring break - I rearranged my teaching schedule to fit all my Tuesday students in during the morning - several are out of town so that gives me an easier day-

I also have ironing to do - who irons anymore??? I don't think my kids ever iron - but I still do- I remember as a kid even the sheets were ironed and I loved the smell of clean ironed sheets on the bed - gone are those days --

have a ton of chores to do and errands to run today as well -


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Good morning,

It's a rainy emoticon day here.

I need to get some ironing done today. emoticon

Need to get house clean also. Company coming. We are having revival this weekend. Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday morning & Sunday night. My BIL & SIL will be staying with us. Oh, Man! What do I feed them after church?


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Yeay Becca!!! Good job!!

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Becca - great going !!! It is so hard to resist pizza




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Been busy all day. Just getting on. It is storming. I had to cut my walk short.

I had a emoticon moment last night. I turned down going out for pizza. emoticon If you've been reading my post you know I love pizza. DH ask if I wanted to go. We stayed home and ate egg & ham sandwiches. That is a big emoticon for me. emoticon

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Good morning! I am feeling really positive this morning. I'm finding that exercising as soon as I get up is working much better for me .... then it's done, out of the way and I don't have to think about it the rest of the day. This morning I did my bike & a short workout w/ weights. I am feeling the muscles I haven't used in awhile, but guess that's a good thing ... it must be doing something! I've been reading a book by Bob Harper (from the Biggest Loser), called "Are You Ready" .... he talkes about confronting the emotional aspects of losing weight.

I cleaned the bedrooms this morning. Got a lot done and have a big pile of stuff to donate. I love that sense of accomplishment and now I have the rest of the day (ok, so really the next 2 hours) to do as I please .... hmm .... read, knit, quilt .... decsions, decsions!

Hope everyone has a great day!!

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BRRRRR - cold and more cold !

Good morning and happy day to all !! I think that I might see the sun today altho we are expecting more rain - I can only hope !!

I am excited today as I have the day to myself - I think- I do teach tonight but have big plans around the house for the day - of course you know what they say about best laid plans -

Every time I take a box to the garage with items that I want to donate- I find more and more - good - I hope I can really cut down on everything I store and think I will need but never do. Yesterday I sent a few boxes with DD so she can take them to work - she said the kids will love the books and baskets and flowers etc..... glad they will be going to good use -

Have a great day - stay on track or get back on it - I am going to pretend it is a warm sunny day and have some fun!!
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winding down my day -

Sandilee - that Yoga dvd is a bit expensive - I have a tai chi one that I do part of when I don't hurt too much - but today I rode the indoor bike -

The sun was actually out a little today - it also snowed - and was windy - but the snow is gone--

I cleaned some - and organized as well - took all my winter clothes - got rid of what was worn out and ugly and did not fit for a decade - It feels good to clean out stuff -

now it is a hot tub and TV - anyone reading a good book???




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Oh look! There's my other post!! LOL, gonna be one of those days!

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OK, so I sent a reply that must be wandering around somewhere out there in cyberspace!

Baba, I found the yoga routine on Netflix. It's called Healing Yoga for Aches & Pains. All the poses are modified. I was pretty apprehensive starting out because of my knees, hips & back (especially my back) but I had no problem doing it and I feel really good since. The workout is broken up into 3 separate routines, you can do any one or all 3 depending how you feel. This morning I did all 3. I'm really hoping that the stretching will help with my flexability & balance. If you don't have Netflix, they do have the DVD for sale on Amazon but it looked kind of pricey.

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Baba, I found the yoga on Netflix. It's called Yoga for Aches & Pains. All the poses are modified. I was really kind of apprehensive starting out because of my hips, knees & back (especially my back). The session is broken up into 3 different routines and you can do any one or all of them. I did all of them this morning and I really feel so good. I'm hoping the stretching will help my flexability & balance.

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Got ya!! I feel the same - Here we are years later - still loving and caring for each other - no strings attached - isn't it wonderful???

Sandilee - Is the yoga you are talking about on a DVD or a class you take ?- I have been looking for something like that since pain is my companion - and I find it so difficult to do any exercise and I have such limited movement in my neck and back - hips go out as I walk etc -knees etc - You know what I mean - so glad you found something that works !!

I ma starting over today - I have been a little lax over the past 4 days rationalizing that my working around the house is enough and not taking my walk - or having those extra snacks - even tho approved- did not matter - but I am now off kilter and need to get back to another 21 days of total compliance - and that starts today. My youngest DD took me to Costco and Safeway yesterday - brought everything in the house - so I am set rock n roll - I still have been doing good at eating but not as great as before-

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Good morning! I am very excited this morning, I found a yoga workout specifically designed for people with arthritis and chronic back pain....in other words, it was made just for ME!!! It's about 35 minutes long. I did it this morning and had no problems doing it at all. some of the poses felt a little awkward (but not painful) but I think they'll get more comfortable with practice.

Shekirk, you hit the nail on the head when you called us a "family". Over the years I have sometimes fallen away for months at a time but I always gravitate back because this feels like home and I always know I'll be greeted with open arms. You guys "get me"!

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Wow!!!!! What a busy group we have here!!
Bog- Congratulations!!! WE sure missed you around here. Have is everyone by you?
Welcome back, now you have to keep posting so we can share the joys of pregnancy!
Baba- sorry I've been so tired after work this week I just didn't post.
Weight wise I was on a real roller coaster ride - last week up to 230 and now after following my trim club meal plan, this morning back to 225. So, sort of running in place I guess.
Weather here is pouring rain right now and hoping for lots of sun tomorrow since we are planning on going boating. Weather is back up into the high 70's and low 80's so we turned the pool heater on and now it's at the temperature we need for our Floridian comfort - a toasty 89 degrees. DH has already been swimming.
AJ- sorry to hear about your knee, I so know that pain - hope it heals fast. Try to rest it a lot.
Sandilee- sounds like you are really doing great! WW really works when you buy into it.
I liked the old points system, not sure what they are doing now.
Grand - where are you??? I know you watched the Kentucy - Lewisville Game - I'm cheering with you.
RBuckley - glad you joined the "family" and anytime you need to vent or talk or anything you just let it happen here--- we are all here for each other and have been so for years!
Guys- do you believe we have been together so long!!!?
Take care all and have a great Sunday!!!

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Bogdana, Congrats!!!! I'm excited for you!

My knee is doing pretty good. It's just bad enough to know it's not at 100%. A few twinges here and there. I went to sit on the bed, folding that leg beneath me...not a good idea. It reminded me. I really want to walk Monday.

They are telling us that nature has an April Fool's day joke planned. Sunny and warm today. Snow tomorrow and back to sunny and warm on Monday. LOL Gotta love spring in Idaho.



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BOGDANA!!!! Wow, that's great news!! Congrats!!

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Oh my gosh - Hi Bogdana --- it has been a long time !! Congratulations !! what fantastic news !! Keep us posted and updated !! YIPPEE


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Hi everyone! I've missed you guys! I have some good news that I haven't shared on FB yet... I'm 9 wk pregnant :) IVF worked after some failed other types of treatments. Yay!!! Hope everyone is doing well!
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Hi -

weigh in day - I did not lose a thing!! but I did not gain either so that is good - looks like adding the snacks mid-day did not work - or I have reached a plateau - I am going to reset my tracker each month -

I will start a new thread each month so we can go month by month with our exercise and diet etc - at least it helps me to check in that way -

COLD and more rain on the way - no sun -

AJ - how is that knee????

Sandilee - YIPPEE - you keep going down and down !!!

SHEKIRK - how are you - where are you????

GRAND - missing you !!!!

Rbuckley - right now I am thinking of the glorious weather you must be having

OHIOMOM - we are here for you -

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Good morning Everyone! I did ok with WW weigh-in on Thursday....down another .6 .... as usual, no big number but down is good! Unfortunately, the past 2 days since weigh-in I've eaten all the wrong foods and too much of them so I've got to pull myself back on track.

AJ, hope your knee is ok. Having the dogs run into my knees one one of the biggest problems I had when my daughter and her family were living here. I have knee problems anyway so it doesn't take much and her bulldog just LOVES me and comes running whenever he sees me. He's a love but a moose of a dog and big enough that he lots of times hurts me without meaning too.

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AJ - hope your knee is OK - take it easy

I love the idea of meal plans and grocery lists -so I will start the thread - It takes so much less time to have it all done and just make personal adjustments - I was going to start a blog online but this is better since we are all working towards the same goal - even if we eat differently - we can make the small adjustments - give ideas- and recipes too - We need to make sure we post how many servings we are talking about for the menu and shopping lists - Let's see where this goes- at least it will help those involved to plan ahead -

raining more and more - The news said this is the wettest March on history for this area - It never stops - neither does the muddy tile floor in my kitchen - I let the dogs out from the kitchen sliders and boy is that floor a mess - better than on carpet tho

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AJHONDRNGAL - hope your knee gets better soon.

I'm trying to plan my meals a day or 2 ahead so we won't go out to eat. emoticon
I have tonight planed and working on tomorrow's.

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That's an idea. Meal plans and shopping lists. Anyone interested?

Last night hubby was playing with the dog, and the dog bumped into my knee hard. It pushed my knee back. Any harder and I would have went down, and probably had an er visit. It's a bit swollen and sore today, but not so bad that I can't get around. Nothing popped when it happened so I think I'm fine. Just taking some pain reliever and ibuprofen for it. I guess I won't be walking for a bit while it heals.The kids were wondering if she had broken anything yet...no, just mom.

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I just printed off 21 days of meal plans and recipes at NutritionMD.org
vegan -so it is the basis for any meal with lots of veggies - It is called 21 day Kickstart - you might find some neat ideas - It does take time to make your own plans - but I am so much better when I know what I am doing rather than rummaging through the fridge -

Maybe we should have a thread for meal plans and shopping lists ????

raining like crazy - still boxing up stuff I have not used in more than a year --and it is going O-U-T----

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Yes, I like to plan my meals, too. Right now we've been shifting to less meat and more veggies so I'm having to find new recipes and fix up the old ones. So it's taking quite a bit of planning, but I love where it's going.

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We all seem to be having a busy day - too much to do and too little time - can't seem to fit it all in - Tomorrow is also loaded with helping my kids with doctor appts and babysitting etc - Saturday is another crafting for the wedding day- My DD is really on top of making money extend and we are having fun getting together with bridesmaids-

windy today -overcast but the sun peeks through a little here and there -we are due for more rain tho

AJ - I do so much better when the weeks are planned - I have 4 weeks done - 3 meals a day - and will rotate or change them out - at times I make extra for the freezer so I can pull something out on days like today - I am so grateful when I have time energy and time to cook all day and freeze.

Looking forward to a garden this year - looking into bag gardening - but then I read that some plastics are not good to grow food in - still researching

HAVE A GREAT DAY TO ALL -

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I've been playing around with sourdough this week. The first start was interesting. So I went back to the start I had always used in the past. I made two batches of bread with the first start...and then wondered why I had heartburn so bad. So out it went...the start, that is. The bread is still here and seems to be ok.

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Good morning everyone,

I have a lot to do today, but don't want to. Ugh! Wish I could just do what I want to today. LOL! Does that sound like a spoiled kid?

Well, Sunday will be 2 weeks since mom left for WY and I haven't had a free day yet. LOL! Mom left on Sunday the 18th, on the 19th Hannah came and stayed until the 22th. I've been trying to get my life back in some kind of routine. I haven't gotten things straightened out yet. Next week will be getting ready for our revival the 6th, 7th & 8th of April. Then the 9th I will be back to getting things back in order. LOL! Don't know if I will ever get a routine again.

Well I've done real well this week in my eating. I figured out why I wasn't losing weight. We eat out a lot, our busy life it's just easier to go grab something. This week I have been eating at home except lunch. I ate green salad 2 days & a subway sandwich the other. Nothing with added fat or sodium. I lost 3 lbs since Sunday morning. I told my hubby we were going to start eating at home or I would just eat a salad when we eat out. You can track & think you are staying in your calories when you eat out but there is some much hidden calories & sodium. So I'm going to eat at home or be a rabbit.

Thanks for all the encouragement & listening to my crying. You all are great friends.

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Becca, I'm so happy to see that scale finally moving for you!!! Great job of hanging in there & not giving up. I'm proud of you!!

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It's been a emoticon day. I emoticon 2 miles, I've ate well & the emoticon says I lost 3 lbs. emoticon I'm so emoticon .

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Dark - dreary - cold - I feel like going back to bed under a ton of covers !!

All my students cancelled last night due to illness - all my scheduled plans for today are also cancelled due to illness and/or logistics - so I have the day to do as I please and it feels so odd -
Seems like I have hit that plateau - I will see on Sat at when I weigh in - but my daily weigh in actually has me up and down and up etc -

Hope everyone has a great day - It is now pouring rain - heavy - I do love the sound of it - but I am cold - so off I go for my tea

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Just stopping by for a quick hello. Back at work and counting down the days to summer vacation. Still have 50 more!
Been drinking more water and eating sensibly for the past few days- so hope to see some progress. Was off the wagon for a while.
Sandilee- I went to see The Hunger Games this weekend and really liked the movie. The students have been reading the Trilogy but I haven't read it yet, I will now.
Baba- sounds like you are keeping busy! Hope it warms up by you soon.
Becca- glad to see you posting here.
Grand- Congratulations on Kentucky making the Final Four- My Gators and Noles didn't make it. So I'm cheering for your WildCats!

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Becca- What a scene of serenity you painted in that post - I just finished my morning devotions and it echoed what said - God is everywhere - we just need to look...I am longing to hear the birds - but that will have to wait until the frost and cold are gone - and yes - God's creation is awesome!! As for me - I look out my storm door and see the mountains - I also see a strip mall - but I focus my gaze on the mountains and also am glad that that little strip of stores is close and convenient -

Frost on the ground and more rain coming - hope no more snow ! I took off teaching today so I can watch wee one - I had her all yesterday - my DD was called into work early daddy is away coaching a baseball game - so I am glad to have another day - I had a bit of a sore throat last night - not one student showed up due to illness so I am actually glad to be home and away from all the sickness-

I am off to get breakfast - paint a gorgeous day !!


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Good morning everyone,

I've been sitting here with a cup of coffee, looking out my storm door at the beautiful sunshine, listening to the birds sing. God is so good, His creation so awesome.

I hope you have a great & healthy day!


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I did great today. Walked 2 miles & only had 959 calories so far. Trying to think of something to eat to bring it up to 1200. I also had 8 glasses of water. That's something that's hard for me to get in. I love Diet Dr. Pepper & coffee. So with drinking those it's hard to get all my water.

I've done great with staying off sweets. I grabbed a fruit when I wanted something sweet.

Hope you all have a good night.

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It is snowing !! wet - yucky - sure not like yesterday. I have little one all day today ( she slept over last night)and then teach tonight -

Since I plan on some type of garden this year - and don't really feel like doing a ton of work - I found a site that talked about bag gardening - Have any of you done that? and then I looked at container gardening as I hope to put a bunch of stuff on the front deck - so I am thinking of hanging baskets and pots -

I added a bit more to my lunch today - I have only been eating partial of the plan so today I added the rest -

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Becca, hang in there...it'll come. I know how frustrating it is.

Baba, great job at the picnic!

I had a really nice day. My daughter & I went to see Hunger Games....we had both read all 3 books so we were really excited about the movie. LOL, of course, half the reason I go to the movies is for the popcorn! I had planned all week for it....figured my points and saved enough for a small bag .... well.... I think God said I really didn't NEED a whole bag .... just as I sat down I managed to flip that bag upside-down and lost half of it on the floor! So I did better than I planned. After the movie we went shopping so lots of walking....fun!

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Becca - RBuckley - good for you hanging on !!! I just read the other day that exercise is only 20% of the weight loss program - 80% is staying perfect in your eating - sounds like you are doing a great job tho - I never measure myself - don't think I could take the results - I feel that when my pants fit better I must have lost some inches---I also read that we reach plateaus when nothing seems to be working - but we must endure and stay on the path and it will work - I am not sure I totally believe what I read about the 20% because when I am more active and eat the same - I lose -

Went to the party - did not have cake or ice cream - or hots dogs - I only had strawberries, grapes and some white rice with salsa - YIPPEE -

It has been a glorious day here - I even went without a jacket - the rain starts in again tomorrow




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Good afternoon,

It's a beautiful day here in Mississippi. We had a great church service this morning. Will be going back to church this evening.

I gained this week. Gained lbs and inches. Don't know why. I have exercised 14 days straight. I usually only get in about 4 days a week. I have tracked everything I eat and stayed in my calorie range most day. I just don't understand. If I had gained lbs but lost inches I would have been fine with that. I wanted to just go eat everything in sight this morning but I didn't. I'm going to hang on. Maybe I will see something happen soon.

Hope you have had a great day.



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Sensational Sunday to all!!

This is the last week of March - let's keep up the great work as we challenge ourselves to be the best we can be !!

Cold today but it is not snowing !!! I am going to a double birthday party for 2 of the grandkids - ooo - can you imagine all the junk that will be there? I can and am already preparing my mind not to cheat even once- I will eat a good lunch before I go -

Hope you all have a great day !!
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Good evening,

I've been cleaning my house all day. Trying to get things back in order. I was so tired I just fixed ham sandwiches for supper.

Well, I burned a lot of calories today with all the cleaning. Oh, and I walked 11 mins. LOL! That's all I could do after all that cleaning.

Baba, Congrats on the weight loss!!!!

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YEAY BABA!!!! You are doing great!!!!

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weigh in day - lost 2.5 pounds

Cold - dreary - and have tons to do today - There is still snow on the ground but most of it is gone -

RBUCKLEY - boy you are sure moving fast - great job!!

the thought I am using today is - eating right and exercise are privileges that many people do not have - be grateful!! I will say that I had to use all my willpower and more to go on that walk today!!

Have a super Saturday!!


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Walked 1.5 miles (30 mins) , Mopped floor 30 mins

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Hi All! I've had a good day. I went and got my nails done this morning then met a friend in the park for lunch & a walk .... so nice! I bought myself 2 "presents" today ... a new aerobic step (my other one was at my daughter's house and we lost it in the flood) and a new WW cookbook. I'm setting a goal to try at least 1 new recipe a week.

Baba, I love the quotes! Especially the one about quitting & consistancy ... it's so true!

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Here are some quotes from a book I am reading:

fit people approach dieting like a war
quitting is a habit - so is consistency
make food choices in your best long term interest and not short term cravings


snow still on the ground and overcast - I will get in my walks today but will miss a bright sunny day -

HAPPY DAY



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Baba, I am quite a bit north of Lebanon .... about an hour west of Scranton. My best friend lives in WA .... east of Seattle, in North Bend.

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I'm in South Central Mississippi.

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SANDILEE - YIPPEE - the weight simply keeps falling off - good going !!! I live in WA state and boy is it cold and snowy today -- later today I will get out there and shovel but I am in the middle of trying to figure out what books to keep and which ones to toss - I have years and years of homeschooling - college - and boxes and files of topics and studies - I hate letting it go - but I guess there comes a time- I love curriculum and read it as a hobby - so much to learn - oh When my oldest were young, we used to live in Lebanon, PA - were are you??

Had my English grammar tutoring student over this morning and had a ball - We played twister with sentence structure - hopping to the correct answers like hop scotch - She is a homeschooled gal and the mom could not understand some of it - so ..I now have a tutoring job- I can't teach without a sense of fun so the mom said I did not have to stick to the printed page and tests - thank goodness - she wants her to know the stuff and does not care how I do it - haven't tutored English in a while - I mainly like Creative Writing but the grammar was fun as well -

Shekirk - you sound like you are doing great !!!! glad you like my blogs - hopefully they are inspiring and thought provoking - or at least a reminder of things already known -

best get back to my books - I have to move them all to "my area" as where they are now is going to be the living space of my daughter and her family - BUT - I am doing a lot of stair climbing and that is good

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Hi Everyone! Weigh-in went good....down .6 ....I'm just chipping away at it!

Becca & Baba .... where are you? It's sunny & 68* here in northeastern PA.

Hope everyone has a good day!

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Sorry to hear the weather reports in your areas, I'm sending you Florida sunshine. It's sunny and around 80 degrees here today. Possible thunderstorms later.
I don't think I could handle snow anymore.
Have a great day!

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SNOWY DAY - my goodness - woke up to inches of snow and it is still snowing - a winter wonderland - The snow is wet and heavy so will be quite a workout to shovel - I need to get out there soon as I have a student coming for tutoring this morning and need to make a path to the front door and clear the driveway

My walk today will be fun in the slush and mush - not sure I will take a dog

Did some cooking for the freezer yesterday so my breakfast is ready to go as soon as I heat up the pumpkin pancakes-

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Good morning.

It's another stormy day again. I didn't want to get up.

I sure hope I can get in some exercise today. I only got in 6/10 of a mile yesterday.

How is your weather today?

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Grand- so sorry to hear about your friend. I sure know what drugs can do to a person.
Always glad to see your posts. I'm off this week, but it sure is going by too quickly. Back to work on Monday.
Baba- keep the motivation going! I am really messing up - vacation eating- you guys are right! I say I'll do better but this week, it isn't happening. Back to work, back to routine and it will get better.
Everyone - you guys all sound like you are doing great! I need to catch that spirit!
Overall- today I saw two doctors- first my internist- got my blood tests back.
Total cholesterol -207 still high but not the old 260 -270-over 300 it used to be.
Good cholesterol - 74 - doctor happy with that!
Fasting blood sugar- 110 - A1C- back up to 6.2- need to get that back under 6.0. I don't want meds for diabetes when I know diet works for me.
Thyroid - levels great - I guess the small dose of Synthroid has made a difference.
I also finally had a complete eye exam for the first time in 10 years!!!! I didn't know it had been that long! For the first time in 63 years I will finally have to get glasses for distance - I've been using reading glasses for years- bought them at the flea market or QVC. Otherwise the eyes are good!
Now I still have to talk myself into the only test I haven't gotten - the colonoscopy- I just have this resistance to get this test and I know I should.
Take care all!

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Hey, all. Sorry, I have been not been on SP. A childhood friend/next door neighbor to me when I was home with Dad/Mom...passed away a couple of weeks. We played growing up, our yards adjoined, just unbelievable right now. He was only 37. It was more than likely drugs, to be quite honest. He painted my entire house with my dad; I see him in every room. He had 2 young children 10 & 8. He also had a young adult daughter - who is pregnant with his grandchild. Very sad situation - I hope his two young children can continue to live next to my dad with their granddad & aunt - and not have to go to live with their mother,who they don't have a relationship with..My dad & brother are so hurt.

So food - not good. But I did walk 1 mile outdoors last Wednesday evening, outdoors. It is beautiful weather right now here. I wish I could lay out and get my sun on..
I am NOT diabetic. My cholesterol & blood pressure - horrible. My dr wants me to lose weight before I return to his office April 25. I gotta get going, no trying, just DOING!!!

I will try to catch up on posts later. Field trip tomorrow - leaving at 5:45 AM - I gotta get in bed!
Have a great rest of the week & weekend. Take care! Good luck!

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2011 Miles Less than 100
2012 Miles Less than 100
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2014 Miles - more than 2000 - doing zumba & 5ks
2015 . . .doing 5ks, 10ks my first half marathon . .so I am good to go, so far, with my 2015 miles


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Happy Day =

I had a busy morning - cooking and then organizing with DD since she and her family will be moving in with me in MAY - I think we need a trip to the dump !!

Breakfast - yesterday I made pumpkin pancakes for the freezer - they have nuts - flax - wheat germ - so today I took a serving out of the freezer and that was it - This morning I made my mom's healthy muffins - wow - there is so much stuff in them - heavy muffins and one is all you need for breakfast - they have--banana - cranberries - blueberries - raisins - apples - and all sorts of goodies -The house smells fantastic - must be the cinnamon!!

It is cold but not raining - we are expecting rain later and through the week - but the wind has died down so I will have a few good walks -

HAVE AND WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY !!!!

Rbuckley - sure hope you don't hear that tornado coming - I remember when we lived in FL we would hide in the closet - mostly for hurricanes but I do remember tornado warnings as well - Glad you got your bike where you can use it -


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