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8/09 - down 25 pounds- I WILL get back here!

...been showing the condo like crazy all week! Woo-hooo! Happy Friday the 13th!

...fasting until noon...heading to the pool this morning. Make it a grrrreat week!



Woo Hoo!


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I feel like I'm the luckiest person in the world.
I try to live every day in gratitude
for my life as it is TODAY,
right now,
in this very moment.
I'm retired at 65 and still paying my bills (barely).
I've been married forever (48 years!)
to the man of my dreams (most days),
my high school sweetheart.
My 3 children are all grown,
as happy and as healthy as I could make them.
I finally became a grammy in 2009!
Now we have three little Darling.

I just sold my beautiful second home on the sweet island of Anguilla and moved from a little condo back to a three bedroom house (up-sized!)

I LOVE to exercise and meditate.
I also love to eat and drink!
Time to get rid of these extra 50 pounds that have crept up on me in the last 20 -30 years of living the good life.
Progress Report (if I don't put it here, I'll lose track of it):
1/11/09 just lurking*** -2
1/18 started tracking ***-4
1/25 -0***lost 6 in Jan.
2/22 +1***lost 2 in Feb
3/29 -1***lost 4 in March, 12 lbs down!
4/25 -1***lost 3 in April, 14 lbs down!
5/16 -0 (after 2 weeks of increased calories)
***5/18 -1 !!!***
***5/19 -1 !!!***
5/31 -0 down 3lbs for May, 18 altogether
***6/1-20 on vacation @JasmineVilla
6/21 ***+2 (but SO worth it!)
6/27 ***-2 (easy come, easy go)
6/28 **-1
7/31 ***-0 (- the usual 3/month) -22
8/2 ***-2
8/9 ***+2 :(
8/15 *** -2 I must get off this roller coaster.
8/23 ***-1 (down 3 for Aug- 25 altogether!!!)
8/29 ***suspiciously silent
9/5 ***+2 -2 in a week
9/7 ***-2
9/12 *** -0
9/19 ***-0
9/26***+2 -2 again
I ended up down 2 for Sept- up 3 for Oct-
recommitting for November.
November- who the heck knows?
December- ditto!
Jan -March/10- same!
April- yahoo!!! increased calories- down 2 pounds!
update- it's Oct-2010- on a one year plateau but not giving up- never, ever, ever. Every month I try something new.

ANOTHER NEW update- after maintaining 168 for SO long,
my weight crept up 1-2 lbs a month since I developed hip bursitis and I am now (June 2011)
hovering around 180.
9/1/2012 update- STILL hovering around 180...
9/1/2013 ....still 181...
Will I give up?
AGAIN...12/2014 ...182-4 most days

Member Since: 1/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 174,637

My Goals:
*Eating and drinking just a bit less.

*I will lose at least one pound per week when my body is good and ready.

*I am still working on being AF (alcohol free).

My Program:
* for me! Thank you,

* I try to nurture my body and soul every day.

Personal Information:
My name is elizabeth.
I live in a small town by the sea in the smallest state- Rhode Island.

my grandbabies- Lucy and William and Baby Pearl!
working out,
my ipod touch,
any beach anywhere,
and meditating.

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  • v KURTZIE1998
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    Have a wonderful, safe, fun and blessed Memorial Weekend.
    33 days ago
    As I was typing a comment, I saw another about your son - I am sorry about the colon cancer. Ray had it when he was 80.

    Instead of typing what I had planned, I just decided to remove it and blog instead.

    Huggers dear friend - I hope you have a Wonderful Tuesday!
    36 days ago
  • v LUCYCAN7
    emoticon Elizabeth,Love your name had an Aunt with the same name!
    My name is Linda,thanks for asking.I know in your blogs you mention the
    adorable little GD Lucy,you thought maybe mine was the same as hers.My
    children would always say Linda Lou or Lou Lou.Anyways i liked Lucy better
    so that is how i came up with Lucycan! Plus,i loved the I Lucy show when i was a kid!
    I like the cartoon character names,yes and i do love,love flowers!Been nice chatting
    with you Elizabeth,hope you have a nice week and thanks for the goodie! emoticon
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    37 days ago
  • v TWILAQ1
    I'm so very sorry to hear about your son. We just lost a teacher, only 43, to colon cancer here at Cushing Academy. The doctors did not tell him he would survive. They told him to love, live, and make memories, which he did right up until he left us. I don't think that doctors would give false hope, so take that as a good sign.
    37 days ago
    Ray fell Friday nite going into the kitchen and hit his head - it was bleeding and a large bump. The bleeding stopped quickly but I was unable to lift him by myself for where he was. Neighbors came and helped.

    Saturday he was in the bathroom and instead of waiting for me to help him, he got up and promptly fell into the shower, causing several skin-tears. Again I was unable to lift him for where he was and neighbors came and helped again.

    He was losing fluids at a tremendous amount thru urination. Every hour.
    He was clotting fast. In 32 years he has always been a bleeder.
    Balance was off and I discovered he kept falling backwards.
    Weak and trouble standing.

    All the above are symptoms of Zero Gravity - and since they happened when I got the Zero Gravity chair I put them together and thought it was the ZG.

    The doctor was gentle with us but explained that there are other reasons for the problem and they did stem from the chair in part, but not because of the ZG. More because of his age and that he has been spending so much time sleeping in one position. 1CrazyDog explained it better than me - in her comment. So, no Hospice right now and we are learning how to cope with the new situation. The doctor said the chair will come in very handy for Ray as we progress and it is helping his LymphEdema.

    I feel that the longer I can keep him out of a hospital bed, the better I can help him.

    I'm glad you told me you were confused - I am happy to explain and even happier that you have been able to advise me sometimes.

    43 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/15/2017 8:55:06 PM
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