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Mai --hugs -- this is a lifestyle dear no rushing sometimes the scale screams up when you know you did nothing wrong..this means nothing .. on the scale..it is how you feel how your clothes fit ect...
do you walk everyday --even if it is for 10 or 15 min?
do you drink enough water at least 8 glasses?

I see you are eating healthy but maybe you are not eating enough.. do you chart you foods here with sparks?? it is easy once you get your menu/foods all added..

good luck but yes -do not give up and keep doing what you are doing ..soon it will drop off..

hugs again!

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Good afternoon! I was very disappointed this morning to discover I had gained back 2.5 lbs when I've been so good about every bite I've eaten - not a single cheat! How on Earth can someone gain weight on salad and tuna for lunch & salmon & veggies for dinner? Very frustrating to say the least.

My husband has seen me go through this for decades and commiserates, telling me he knows I don't deserve this, "but don't give up!" I won't but weight comes off so slowly and goes back on too quickly. I'm sure there are others out there who can relate. So, more fish today to try and reverse this setback.

I'm curious what meals others turn to when they need to spark their weight loss. For me it is poached bass with green beans & baby carrots. Do any of you have a "go to" meal. Mai







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Kathy feel better (hugs)

Judy --gish --- I tell them next visit .. usually get a freebie.. not often --or they overcharge when you get home and check it out ..

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Okay pet peeve of the day................I buy one lg cappacino every morning sooo this morning I am charge for a med soooooooooo I tell her I want a larg soooooo she voids the sale and charges me for a larg. I get home and my larg cup is only filled to the medium level. SOOOO I should have shut up and took the med and save 75 cent. Should have stayed in bed!!!!

Morning every one ......my rant is over and now I need to force myself downstairs and get onto the treadmill..............wish me luck.



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Sounds like you are having a great week so far.

I've never been to Rib-Fest, but used to really enjoy the Balloon Fest a lot. When we lived just down the road from you Mary, we used to see the balloons coming down your street all the time - Shawn and Meaganne were young enough then to think that the balloon 'drivers' did it on purpose just for them....LOL

Meaganne's pretty much all better now, Mike is still sick but way better than either of us were just a few days into this bug - and I'm STILL feeling really lousy. GRRRRR

It's like this has sucked every last bit of energy out of my system, but I've been pushing more the last couple of days, just because I need to get things done around here! I'm still pretty stuffed up, and of course the cough is still here too....

Mai, we're an even number too, so couldn't water today either. Hopefully we can finally give everything a good soaking tomorrow! My perennials have really taken a beating this summer, as has the grass.

I worry about the farmers though - it's their livelihood that's at stake, not just a garden. Meaganne has some friends (in the States, I think) who have just had to slaughter nearly half their cattle because their creek is dry, as are all their pastures and they can't afford to buy enough feed and water for them. What a heartbreak!

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yes it was fun times --- gone now .. if I had real money I would invest it in a huge balloon fest for London


night all

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Yea the rib fest is just not the same with out the balloon fest.

I miss it, remember when all the GK's were so small Jo? Remember Barrie going right up and looking in a balloon that was getting blown up? That was so funny, he was so tiny and the balloons were sooooooo huge




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hi Mai and Judy --

Mai yes no rain when it was 60% and she is saying only 60% for Sunday
livestock farmers are crying because no hay and high price to get it.. yikes we will be paying the price
-going to the rib fest? wish we still had the balloon fest too.

Judy enjoy your mini holiday..

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Where's the rain!! Our house is an even number, so cannot water until tomorrow - boy does my garden need some water! Impatiens wilts so fast and looks so sad when thirsty. Julie on our news is suggesting we might get some rain by Sunday, but not a huge chance until then. Our farmers are getting desperate and that will mean our groceries are going to be very, very expensive this fall/winter. That is scary when one is on a fixed income. Nevertheless, it is hard not to enjoy the sunshine.

Tomorrow is promising to be extremely hot. Take care all and drink lots of water. Cheers, Mai

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August already.................where did July go.

Well I will be working the next 8 day's in a row. Good part is no nights because I have to pick up Lucas by 5:30. Once holiday's are over it will be job hunting as I need a change really bad.

Loooks like the holiday's are really going to happen.................but it means Joe....kids.....car.............hours of driving............What was I thinking!! LOL its more Joe, the kids will have there games.

Have a great day.



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morning ladies
Happy 1st of August



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Good morning
Welcome to August

Well wishes going out to Kathy.


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Mai the breeze came up lovely to night but is was sure humid today.




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Hot flashes suck ,Judy, get some primrose pills from wal mart-- worked for Jo and me.

I had a good day but long and hot.




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hi ladies

thinking of you all I had another good day

Judy enjoy your time on holidays glad to hear about the dogs but poor pup losing an eye..

hey Mai Kathy --Sandi had a nice blog and is going on holidays too..

Mary.

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Good day Ladies!

Nice emoticon day. Still not likin it as I am in one hot flash all day and then night sweats at night.

Lots of cleaning, phone calls, and other stuff done today...............break time!

Hey some good news about my friends dogs................The vet thinks that the big dog landed on the puppies head causing the injuries. Puppy is recovering well, but did lose an eye. She had someone come from Guelph to access the big guy and they do not feel he has a problem and will do well in any home. I am so relieved.

Hey Kathy you are not alone at not feeling well........3 out of 6 at work are sick. Sore throats. chest discomfort. Keeping my fingers crossed I do not get anything.

Hope we all can have a nice cool night.



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Kathy, are you feeling any better today? Hope so

Our painter was available today, so he's carrying on with painting the trim, doors and kitchen cabinets. In the past I would always do my own painting, but of late, I've so desire to do so. Not sure whether I'm getting lazier as I age or what the story is, but I've lost interest in many activities I previously enjoyed. Anyone else suffering from this malaise?

Didn't today turn out lovely? I thought we were in for a very wet, grey day when I walked this morning, but it has definitely turned out sunny and clear. Hopefully, the rain will show up tonight. Have a great day all! Mai

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Happy Tuesday

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Good evening
I never had a chance to stop by this morning.

I hope you all had a great Monday.


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Good day ladies!

I went out for an early walk this morning before the heat of the day set in. I think today and tomorrow are going to be very hot, although so far the humidity does not seem bad. This summer is going by too quickly! I should be outside enjoying the sunshine, but am finding it difficult to tear myself away from the Olympic coverage. We've tried taking a tv outside to watch, but could never get rid of the glare, so that was an experiment that didn't work. Hope everyone is having a very pleasant day! Mai



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morning

a new week and nearly a new month

you all ready to work on you ??

time to get healthy live healthy and be healthy

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Hope you and the family are feeling better Kathy


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Yep I heard from Judy.
She is working hard and getting ready for vacation.

Hugs to all, I had a good day.


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Mai sounds like a great weekend was had by you and the girls -- they do come up with some good things sometimes... got to love them.


I went to the beach and had a great day..early to be tonight ..

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Kathy, my thoughts are with you and all your family. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

Today was another pleasant day with the girls. They're gone now. Mom, Granny and Papa picked them up an hour & a half late, but that gave us time to have a terrific Rummy game. Last night we went to my sister's for a wieners, marshmallows & sparklers. It was so much fun, but smoky because the wood was very wet after all the rain. I had to wash all our clothes today to get rid of the smell. My d-in-law was thrilled to know she would have no laundry when she got home.

Today, Molly, who is now 5, informed me that, "When you are a Nana (great-grandma) I'll be a mommy and Mom and Dad will be Grandma and Grandpa!" I told her that I'll be delighted to be her children's Nana. Kids can come out with the most surprising things.

We have managed to watch some of the Olympics today and Ceana was amazed by the lady weight lifters. Not for her the swimmers, divers or gymnasts! "If I went to the Olympics, that's what I'd like to do!" she informed me. Her grandpa is hoping she forgets that idea. LOL

Hope everyone had a good day - even Kathy despite her illness. Cheers all! Mai

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morning ladies

anyone hear from Judy ?

hope Sandi is still upbeat ---her last blog was so not good.. hugs Sandi!

oh Kathy -- emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
hope you all soon feel better ..

Mary enjoy your day.

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Ahhhh Kathy, I am sending you all well wishes for a darn speedy recovery.

You can't even enjoy this break in the weather. The best we have had in a long time.


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Let's be honest here Mary ... After putting up with over 10 months of male whining last year while Mike was recovering from his shoulder injury / surgical repair to it, the last thing I am interested in is more male whining while I'm still sick..... guess that makes me a miserable, skanky witch! emoticon emoticon

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Oh no Kathy- you germ spreader's hahahah

So sorry Mike is now sick, darn, that is just awful :(


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Jo - thanks for the alert! Meaganne and I both googled it to be sure, but think we're okay.
How did Ann's dr. app't go on Thursday? You must be getting so anxious to finally be able to meet the new baby in person - only a couple more weeks to go now! Or do you think she will come early?

Mai - It sure sounds like all of you have had a most enjoyable day with each other! Hope the young 'doctors' were able to ensure that you are all in good health again! emoticon emoticon

All the irritation over Mike's birthday tomorrow were for nothing..... he too has succumbed to the "Plague" - is really feeling miserable and full of male whining about just how much more ill HE is, as compared to how Meaganne and I have been feeling..... fine this morning, and deathly ill this evening.... He's actually considering booking off work tomorrow evening, AND did not want to eat his meat or much of his baked potato at dinner tonight - 2 of his favourite foods, so I know he's sick for real. LOL

I let Jennifer know that none of us will be going up to Rob's for the BD party, we'll just have it do it another day, when the BD boy is feeling better. So it will only be the 3 sickos celebrating tomorrow, all by ourselves.

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glad you both had a good time with grandkids ...

night everyone emoticon

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Mai so happy for you. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with the girls.

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Good evening, where is everyone?
I was busy after my GS came over with the little GGD
It is nice to see them ,but they do stay a long time.


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Well the weather turned out delightful all day for the girls. They swam in the morning and played doctor all afternoon. First they invented all sorts of "instruments' and had two men's shirts for hospital gowns and scrubs. Mid-afternoon, we went to the toy store and bought them a doctor's kit, added some real bandages and a sling - we were bandaged, X-rayed, needled, ears examined, heart monitored, you name it. They were good as gold all day - ate terrific dinners, and then we went to Aunt Joyce's (my sister's house) for a little fire with marshmallows, hot dogs, and potato chips. They enjoyed all of the above (I had some toasted marshmallows - could not resist!) Their Mom and other grans will be by to pick them up around 2:00 tomorrow, but we've had a delightful visit. And yes, I truly am blessed to see them so often, but it never seems enough. Now and again I even got to see a little of the Olympics when the girls were willing to watch a bit with me. Have a terrific Sunday everyone! Mai

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Night all

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Kathy not to scare you but inform you-- did you know whooping cough is a big problem in our area again.. and the news said adults need to get a needle especially if they are around children ..??? didn't know but watched the news tonight -- a young baby boy died --- his mom had whooping cough didn't know it her son got it and died --he was too young for needle .. mom was tested after his death and she had it and gave it to him... how sad.. I am going to ask around .. gish you would think we would be told ... just thinking you have been coughing for awhile... Markus has stopped ..thank goodness I was getting scared as Gord and Ann have both been coughing...

well after that scary post I will say goodnight to all

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emoticon Mai You must have felt so relieved to finally be able to put those shoes on again. Glad to hear that your toe made it through both wearing a shoe and going for a walk! Just continue to be careful with it until you are sure that it's all the way healed!!!

Can't help you with your 'sparker' question. The spark people in town that I've met are Jo and Mary, although according to the team page, there are lots of others - they just aren't active on this team.

It's nice that you see the girls so often, especially when they don't live here. We hardly ever see our son's family, and they just live on the other side of town, off Sarnia Road. Lately we haven't seen much of our daughter and the baby though -they're always busy it seems.

I will definitely be happy when this cold is gone!!!! Busy day today - coughed for 1/2 hour, had a nap.... paid bills online, coughed for 1/2 hour, had another nap.... sat on the deck for a few minutes , needed a nap but decided to eat lunch, read and cough again - then had a big nap..... What an exciting day!
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Mai I can not help you about a sparker --sorry
woohoo about your toe
great to have a visit from the GD's --have fun --love playing with my GS..
yep lots of rain ..but that is okay-- yes we do need it..
have a fun weekend..

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Good afternoon everyone! Does anyone know a Spark member who lives on Blackacres Blvd? There is a poster in their living room window that looks like the diamond emblem that I've seen at this site - or at least it is very similar. I would need to get closer to it before 'I'd know for sure. I managed to put on my walking shoes this morning without it hurting my toe. It's still a little tender, but otherwise it was okay. Really worked up a sweat which was excellent.

Kathy, I am so hoping you get well soon. Nothing more miserable than feeling under the weather.

My granddaughters are coming for the weekend. I expect we'll do a lot of swimming and crafting while they are here. Seems we might have a rainy day by the time they arrive and tomorrow as well, which might mean more indoor than outdoor activities. Cannot complain, we need this rain.

Have an excellent day! Mai


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morning gals

maybe some rain this afternoon nothing here yet....
thinking of you Judy...
Kathy glad that is resolved

everyone have a great healthy day.

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Good morning Ladies
Happy Friday

I hope you are on the mend Kathy.




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The license stress is finally over, in an odd way.. I called the Ministry this morning like they told me to do , two weeks ago, to check where it was in the system.... was told that His renewal license had been issued and mailed yesterday - expect it mid next week. HOWEVER - the darn thing was in the mail today - go figure that one out! At least it means that Mike will be able to do his regular hours this weekend, which makes him very happy.

Jennifer and Rob were just trying to help, but yes you would think one of them would have the brains to check on just what hours Dad is working - or I am being miserable??? I gather one of the issues is that Sunday is the only day both Rob and Leigh are off, and Angelina is only here until Tuesday - not that anyone thought to let us know that she's been here for about 3 weeks already - dumb son!!!

My original plan was to celebrate his BD on Monday or Tuesday, when he's off, but then I hadn't talked to the kids either, so I guess none of us communicate terribly well. I told Jennifer last night, that if Meaganne and I are still feeling this miserable on Sunday we won't be going, and somebody will have to pick Dad up and take him there - as well they will have to get him to work too (but I did not mention that part of the deal...)

I hate maybe missing Angelina, but don't want to spread this plague around to anyone else, especially Emily . It's so hard when Rob only gets Angelina in the summer and at Christmas. She's really an adorable little girl.

Did you all get some of that wonderful rain last night and again today?

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7/26/12 9:33 P

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I know you have to make a fuss about Mikes birthday but I think it is rude of Rob not to consult you on the whole thing first.
Does he not know Mike works? emoticon

and you, you are just going to land in bed and be of no use to anyone, poor Dear. emoticon emoticon


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oh Kathy life is never dull or stress less for you...last year it was the driving your daughter to Guelph for exams ... some how you are going to have to try and cope with this or you are never going to get healthy... with Mike being a stressor too it is not good ..
Glad you are able to come here to release some of it..((hugs))

well we have our rain..woohoo ---it rained most of the night and still coming down hard here this morning .. the plants and trees will like this..
hope you all enjoy your day..
Ann's doctor day today..

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Hi ladies!

Well, Meaganne is definitely no longer the 'favourite' child, and won't be until I'm not sick any more..... emoticon
Breathing, swallowing, not having to cough, blow my nose, or wipe my eyes all the time would be a big improvement right now.... Let's not even mention the whole awake for 5 very long minutes before needing another nap! emoticon

Thursday / Friday this week are both pay and pension days, so are typically when I do the most running around. Tomorrow is also the start of Mike's work week, and right now I don't think I'll be doing anything other than getting him to and from work for the next few days.....

Jennifer and Rob have already made plans to have Mike's birthday party on Sunday, but without talking to either Meaganne or myself first...... We need to make a big deal of it because he will officially be really really REALLY old on Sunday - 65!!! However, he won't be up until close to 6pm, then we have to be out of the driveway by 8:20 in order to get him to work on time. They just don't understand how stressed stuff like that makes him - enough that he never enjoys anything that rushed. Even if he gets up an hour earlier, and wears his uniform up to Rob's so he can go straight from there, he will constantly be checking his watch and fussing.

I haven't even told him what the kids are planning yet, because on top of the rushed aspect of it, we still don't know if he will be allowed to work after midnight Sunday since there is still no word back on his security license renewal. I'm supposed to call the ministry again tomorrow, but if it isn't already in the mail, I don't see him having it before the weekend..... Which of course means that he will just be over stressed about not being able to work, but can actually have his birthday party! Trade - off of one stress for another one, I guess. LOL

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hey Paula --you don't have to make a new topic for your posts just come here and chat..

hope that ankle repairs properly and quickly

night everyone emoticon

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So glad to hear your toe is finally healing :)

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wow Mai that is very good of you .. I am not repeat not a teacher.. maybe that is why sometimes I can not handle my GS... handful to me at 3 worse then the 2's..

Our rain is coming tonight and tomorrow

everyone is outside right now enjoying the nice breeze and getting in some playtime..

everyone have a great day



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Thanks Kathy! I walked again today, but perhaps a tad further than I should have. Still, it was a delight to get out and about. Wasn't it a wonderful day weather-wise! I spent most of it outside and relished every moment.

Three of the four youngsters who are being cared for by my neighbour came for a long visit this afternoon. (They know I am a Block Parent & are welcome here anytime.) They had made me a bookmark and wanted a "tour" of my house. They will be moving into one of our units this weekend. These kids are such a mannerly bunch and so full of questions and conversation - this old teacher had a great time. We even "rescued" a spider (I'm rather fond of the creatures since they eat so many less appreciated insects.) We put the little arachnid into my garden. The kids thought that was delightful. I haven't taught for 40 years, but I guess once a teacher, always a teacher!

Still crossing my fingers for a gentle rain - SOON PLEASE!! Have a pleasant evening everyone! Mai

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Mai - that is such a relief to hear that you toe finally seems to healing and that you were able to do at least part of your walk today! Don't push it too fast or it might have a 'relapse' and take even longer to finish healing!

You and your family must be so thrilled, but also anxious too I imagine, that Holly will be home in a few days You've all been through such a lot of fear with her health issues that it will take some time for family and friends to be certain that's she's truly "okay". She's a very lucky young lady indeed.

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