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I hope you had a good time at the BBQ, Gail. When do you get water back in your kitchen? Soon, I hope!

I'm still really struggling with fatigue due to my new medication. I slept for about 18 hours yesterday and didn't want to get up this morning. I'm determined to stay up today and not take a nap.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!

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Since they installed the new counter tops on Friday we have been without water in the kitchen. So...I invited myself and Vic over to our daughter's today for a barbecue. I'll be bringing my first batch of refrigerator pickles. Never made those before. I hope they taste good.

Enjoy your Sunday everyone.

Nomi: Did you go to Franklin's party? How are you holding out in the heat?

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Good morning! Gail, I'm so glad you haven't experienced any of the nasty weather they've seen in Milwaukee and other places! I actually live in Central IL, and the weather here has been hot and sticky, but we haven't seen any rain. I spoke to my mom this morning, she lives in Northern IL, and her basement has about 16" of water. She's just beside herself. All the roads around their home are washed out so they can't go anywhere, they don't have any hot water because the pilot light is out on the water heater, and mom said everything in the basement is flooded. Awful.

All I've done the past two days is sleep. I'm so fatigued, I can't wait to see my doctor. I haven't been on my new medication for very long, and I'm afraid he's going to tell me to stick it out for a few more weeks to see if it starts working, but even if it does I have the fatigue to deal with. Ugh.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend!

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It rained last night, but nothing much here. It's gloomy this morning but I understand it's supposed to clear up by evening.

Went to the garden yesterday and got my first eggplant and green beans. We are without plumbing until the plumber comes Monday morning, so we are keeping things to a minimum and are just washing dishes in the downstairs bathroom. Not the best situation, but all right. Vic grilled last night and we had the eggplant. I'll have to wait till Monday to deal with the beans.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Rebecca: Have you too had some horrible weather? You live in northern Illinois and I understand the torrential rains swooped down there too.

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Gail, All this weather news across the
country sure opens our eyes!

Keep up the H20 challenge.

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We had tornadoes and flash floods yesterday but thankfully we had no damage. I understand there were sinkholes in Milwaukee and a neighborhood had to be evacuated.

The workmen installed our new granite counter tops and just left. The plumber will be by on Monday morning to install/connect the sink to the pipes. No kitchen for the weekend. I've got a stash of paper plates in the basement and that's what we'll use.

Hugs for you all.

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Nancy: So glad you're coming along.

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Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I am doing better every day. I still get tired, but even that is improving. I don't have to use the oxygen all the time now. I use it mainly in the mornings and late afternoons if I try to do too much. I've started walking again, but I sure can't get as far as I used to. But it feels good to be able to do even that much.

It rained off and on today, but it sure didn't cool it off any. It is so hot and humid...we need a break soon. Not sure if we will get one or not.

Rebecca Hope they can find a medicine that will work for you. It's awful that it makes you so fatigued.

Gail I wish we could get some of those cooler temps.

Hope you all are doing well.

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Raining and 72 degrees here. It's a good day for reading.

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Good morning, glad it's cooling off for you, Nana.

I did 45 minutes of speed intervals yesterday and it wore me out, I fell asleep on the couch before 7pm. Tonight I'm going to an Aquafit class, just for some variety.

I hope everyone has a great day!

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We had rain here last nite, cooler now..
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Good morning everyone. Nancy, you are in my thoughts and prayers, I'm so glad to hear that you're making progress!

I'm very tired this morning. I'm disappointed because I was supposed to have an appointment with my doctor to discuss my new medication today and it got moved to August 5th because he's out of the office. I need him to know that it's causing fatigue and not helping my depression any. I slept 10 1/2 hours last night and didn't want to get up this morning! I dread having to change medications again, but I think that's what's going to happen.

I'm hoping that working out at the Y will perk me up. I'd like to do 45 minutes of speed intervals, but I'm aiming for 30 if I'm too tired.

I hope everyone has a great day!

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Love and hugs to all. Nancy: A special prayer for you.

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Hi everyone!

It's been awhile since I have been here. I'm continuing to improve from my heart attack. The dr is pleased with my progress. I have been able to cut back some on the oxygen. The medicine changes seem to be working. I got the results back from the echo they did last Friday. They said the heart looks and sounds a lot better. I've been walking and that really helps. I am hoping to get back on track soon. We have postponed the move until either the end of August or September. The house is coming along great and should be ready around the first of August.

Gail It is great to hear that Vic is doing so well. I know you both must be really enjoying this.

Rebecca You are way too hard on yourself. I know you will start losing again soon. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with your mom.

Nomi Thanks for your kind words. Hope things are going well for you.

Also welcome to the new ones who have joined lately. I hope to get to know you all soon. Hope everyone is having a good week.

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Good morning everyone. I'm back from my trip to my mom's, it was really nice but I'm glad to be home. I made poor food choices and ate too much while I was there and got a rude awakening when I stepped on the scale this morning. I can't remember when I last saw a number so high. I feel like I'm constantly gaining and losing the same pounds again and again and making no real progress. It's very discouraging.

Hmm. I'm grumpy today, obviously. It's gloomy and raining outside, which suits my mood just fine. I'm going to take a quick shower and then run some errands.

Hopefully it will be a better day.

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No I didn't read it but I saw the woman who wrote it interviewed when she came on the Oprah Show.


"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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Hi all, I am reading non-fiction
Geneen Roth - "Women food and God"

(Oprah choice on Compulsive eating))

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Good Morning:

My house smells like pickles. I've been picking some cucumbers every other day and making sour dill pickles. I made 4 quarts over the weekend. Can hardly wait till they're done. I hope they turn out well. I've been trying various recipes. Today I'll try one that is supposed to taste like Claussen's. (Jet, I got all the recipes on line, as you suggested.)

I've been doing my PT exercises, drinking 8 glasses of plain water (it's not so hard now) and eating at least 5 portions of fruit and veggies a day. Slowly, slowly. I cannot do too much at once or my efforts will be sabotaged. A little of this and a little of that, adding small goals slowly seems to work best. It's not so overwhelming.

My left arm/shoulder continues to improve with the PT. However, I got carried away this weekend and paid dearly for it. On Saturday I stretched too far too soon and worked through the pain. Well, you are NOT supposed to do that. All day Sunday I was in agony. Ibuprofen and a heating pad only helped a bit. Thankfully, all was well yesterday, and when I did the PT I slowly went to full range of motion...without pain.

As I may have mentioned before, I read the postings daily to keep up with the latest news. At the moment, I feel as though I have no problems at all. Vic is doing well, the family is fine, and we are all close. It's a real blessing. Having Vic do so well is terrific. It was a long time coming. I cannot even begin to tell you how much easier things are now. It's a real cakewalk. Who would have thought we would have come this far from death's door, abject pain and suffering, and mental anguish less than a year ago? The sunshine always follows the worst storm.

I've been cooking and reading, and still trying to learn to relax. Yes, it does take an effort. My time on the computer has dropped dramatically and that is good. It's not good for me to do too much of one thing; I become obsessive.


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emoticon cooler temps?

(Gail, how's the H2o going? PT fine here)


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Good morning everyone. I am feeling great about this new week. I will be busy but I plan to be very productive as well. My attitude continues to be positive and upbeat. I have a few projects I'm working on which I am excited about. emoticon


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Sunny and 66 degrees at the moment. Enjoy your day.

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Very hot and dry in Ohio..


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Cucumbers are coming fast and furiously.

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Thanks Gail..you also, plus all our
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Enjoy your weekend everyone.

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Good morning! I'm going to my mom's for a long weekend, so I'll see you all on Tuesday, I hope you all have a good weekend!

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Had a bad food day yesterday...but it wasn't emotional, it just happened. I feel okay about it because even though I was bad, I wasn't as bad as I would have been in the past. For instance, while I still ate a lot of my dinner...I did leave some untouched and I shared a blizzard with the hubby and kiddo instead of having one all my own...and I gave my hubby 3 bites for every one bite I took. :) Baby steps!

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Family reunion this week end..


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I am back. The vacation did not turn out as planned. I have posted a blog to explain it. You may want to check it out. It will explain it all.

Nancy from GA

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Blondedog - every day is a new beginning. You can start fresh.

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I really like the idea of the past being in the past. Particularly because I didn't have a great food choice day yesterday. I sometimes just do not know what's wrong with me and my eating habits. I have to figure out how to turn my good conscious back on...I'm pretty sure my bad conscious has beaten her black and blue and stuffed her in a closet somewhere so she can't help me out!

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Good Morning

Don't have enough time to go to the gym. I wanted to do the free Spark DVD I received but didn't like it all.

Have a good day.

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Hope everyone had a good day.
the picnic was enjoyable.



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Hi

glad you liked my suggestion. It does work.

Went to the gym today, finally.

also had a picnic which was very nice. Not too, too hot. Luckily it was covered as it did rain some.

Have a good one.

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Good morning. I had a good spinning class yesterday and a good yoga class this morning, so I'm proud of myself. I didn't make good food choices yesterday, but I'm not going to focus on that, it's in the past.

I also like your suggestion, Nomi. Thanks!

Have a great day!

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Nomis! I really like your suggestion about the pity pot. I love the idea of taking just 10 minutes to focus entirely on yourself...whatever you may be feeling. I don't need it right now, but I know this is something that will help me in the future. I really like the idea of timing it out and everything. Thanks so much for the suggestion!

How's everyone doing today?

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Crockpot cooking today..
hot here in Ohio
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Hi

Gail, hope you are feeling better. I have a little something re the pity pot. Sit somewhere for 10 minutes. If you have a timer that's great. Sit there and feel sorry for yourself. Cry, lash out whatever. Then take a deep breath, feel all that anger, frustration, or whatever feeling you have. let your body fill up with it. Then let it out. Let go of that anger. Do it again. Go through each emotion you are feeling. When the 10 minutes are up, get up and do something. If later on you have to do it again, do so. I usually find that once I do this I feel better. I breath in and actually think, I am filling my body, every part with this anger and then I breath and think it is leaving me. Breath out slowly so it all gets out of you.

Good Luck. Try it - it does work.

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Good morning! I have my spinning class in an hour, I'm looking forward to it. I don't know what I'm going to do beyond that, I guess I'll worry about it when the time comes.

I hope everyone has a good day!

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Hydrangeas in full bloom..here in Ohio


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I'm glad you had a good day yesterday, Nan! Yesterday was the first day I didn't sleep all day, I actually stayed up and got some laundry done!

I gained 3 pounds this week. I'm so disappointed. But, I ate too many calories and only exercised once. So, it's not like I didn't know it was coming.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

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Enjoying the day talking with family and friends..



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Good morning. I'm exhausted again, I'm just going to try to work through it as best I can, maybe go to the library and look for a good book.

Have a nice weekend!

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Enjoying a quiet weekend here..enjoy yours
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Girlfriend..you are right on the mark with
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Nan: That's really sweet of you. For the moment I'm still on the pity pot; however, I'm on my last two glasses of water and I did my PT exercises earlier this morning.

Going to hop in the shower now.

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Meeting up with gals for lunch..then cards.

Gail, I wish you could come with us, I know we would
make you feel better about everything. Nan


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Just stopped in to say hello my weight is at a stand still an I'm losing hope maybe be someone could suggest something this week come I will make sure to track evevything you all have a great day and a happy weekend

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Good morning team. I'm still exhausted after 10 good hours of sleep last night. After seeing my therapist I think it may be my new anti-depressant. *sigh*

Gail, my prayers are with you. You have to keep plugging along and not worry so much about the number on the scale. By nourishing your body well and continuing to be active you can't go wrong, even if the scale isn't reflecting the work you've put in. Keep your chin up!

I hope everyone has a good day!

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I'm in a real funk about my weight. I just want to run away from the problem and bury myself in a book or by doing some work such as cleaning, cooking, baking or gardening. Even running errands is an escape. Help!

I need prayers on this matter. I'm in really good health, but how long can that last with all this weight?

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