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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I'm just going to vent. I'm still at 180 and watching others around me lose. This is typical of my weight loss patterns. I stall big time and then get so discouraged, I figure why bother. Then I start veering off the path and eating peanuts at night, after 100 calorie cookes and a WW fudge bar. Stopped tracking too. Just don't lose no matter what. This has always been a complaint of mine and that is why I go so far in weight loss and then give up.

A couple of years ago I lost 18 lbs on the Sonoma Diet, 10 lbs in the first week. I had started after a vacation and probably a lot of water and short gain. Then it took about 6 months to lose the next 8. Then I got discouraged, bored with it, went on my own and slowly gained it back. Now I've lost 8lbs since January. Nothing happens. Nothing happens. Nothing happens.

Okay, I will probably maintain 180 for a while more. I'm not going to gain it back. I just want a little progress. I might even still be 180 at Christmas. My son now weighs less than me at 178. My hubby weighs the same as me. My next step might be to join an actual WW meeting. I'm just not geared up to do that. I might join curves. Maybe that will motivate me to get out and move. This morning my alarm didn't go off and I didn't get up to walk with Pat. I think subconsciouly I deliberately did not set it because I didn't want to go. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Part of my downness is due to 2 difficult clients I have at the moment. Sometimes they are so wearing on me. And I have to smile and be nice. This too shall pass. I'll be walking on Saturday as we go to the first FSU football game and it is a several mile walk to the stadium and up and down several flights of stairs. Probably be hot as the dickens too. As long as it isn't raining. Yesterday I was in and out of the van several times carting in big handles of fabrics, in and out to no avail. Then this morning I had to move stuff around again and put some other things in the van. I have deliveries this week and a big install so I'll be carting stuff again. Isn't that a form of exercise?

Pity party is over. Got to get to work!

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LJCANNON 9/1/2010 11:23PM

    It is probably true that I am prejudiced, but I think that Curves is the BEST thing that ever happened to me.
emoticonIf it wasn't for them I would never have been able to turn my Life around like I have.
Try checking to see if your Curves will give you a free week to try it out. If you LOVE it, you can join.. If it turns out that it isn't your cup of Tea, you haven't lost anything.

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MARSHASTAR 8/31/2010 3:20PM

    I'm always surprised that you haven't lost weight. You are the most active person! Well, your life seems exciting and busy. Yes, I think heavy lifting is definitely exercise.
I know you'll eventually drop a lot of weight in a short amount of time. It's bound to happen.

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DONNAEDA 8/31/2010 10:29AM

    make sure you drink plenty of water so you don't get dehydrated at the football game. Don't give up you know the story when you do. Try going to WW and see what the leader tells you to do. There is nothing like professional help. She will know, maybe you aren't eating enough. Go and see what you can do.

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JENNY888 8/31/2010 10:25AM

    I suffer from slow losing also. I figure if I live long enough and I keep up the work though sometime before I die I might be at the weight I'd like to be. I know it's tempting to give up when weight loss stalls but we can't. I read something on Indygirl's page yesterday about making every day better than the one before. That is what I am going to work at. Come on, you can do it. Don't give up and I will be celebrating a loss with you soon.

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Monday, August 30, 2010


Every month this year I have earned perfect attendance and 500 participation points. This morning I still need a little more than 100 points for participation and only 2 days left. So when the wheel was spinning around I kept saying 10 points, 10 points, and it stopped on 10 points! Wow, maybe I can get those 100 points! I wish they had points for quilting as I have rekindled my love of sewing and I have to credit Spark People Quilting groups for the motivation. I haven't sat down at a sewing machine for any length of time in years and now I am. My quilt is coming along and looking reallly cute. I need to figure out what I have done wrong to my computer and get some sort of program on here that will let me transfer pictures. I've screwed it up somehow so I guess I need to reload Kodak Easy Share or some other program.

I went to hubby's computer yesterday to load my celebrity pics but I don't want to keep doing that. My weight is still at 180 this morning. How many weeks now? 5 is it? I'm happy that I've arrived at that level and I'm wondering if it will ever move south again. At least it is not going up. I've not been realy strict with any diet but I'm plugging along. Maybe if I really tried this week, who knows.

Fall is shaping up to be a busy time of year for us. First FSU football game is on Saturday and we'll be driving over to Tallahassee. Hopefully it won't be raining as it has been for the last few days. And I mean it has poured. Later.

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DONNAEDA 8/30/2010 10:49AM

    you might want to shake up your program. Try the filling foods option to WW. After several weeks of that, you might want to go back to counting points. That might move the scale

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BOHEMIANCAT 8/30/2010 10:09AM

    Great! Keep on track and you will eventually lose another lb.

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LUCYMAVIS1 8/30/2010 9:42AM

    Congratulations on getting 10 points! Isn't quilting fun? I had planned on making several this summer, but I got too busy. I only got one made. I love your advice about being calm. I am battling high blood pressure and am trying to find that calm state. It's a great goal :)

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VTSKIER805 8/30/2010 9:39AM

    I need 144 points for a new trophy, and I am determined to get it today! 10 points on the wheel certainly helped me too :) Now I have to go do some crazy cardio so I can max that out :) Good luck with your plateau! The view from mine is lovely but I'm ready to climb down.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010


Thought you would like to see our photos from Armed Forces Appreciation Day! First is my hubby and Kimberly Locke, second runner-up in season 2 of American Idol. She was delightfully nice!

The second is me and Taylor Hicks, winner of American Idol season 7. Look very very closely at Taylor Hicks. Does he look stiff?

The concerts were fabulous. Unfortunately the rain showed up and it was a downpour. The limited crowds were still wowed but it was not a moneymaker for the chamber unfortunately. The best band was 1964 which is a Beatles look alike band. And they were fabulous!!! Paul McCartney even played a left hand guitar and John Lennon looked like himself. FAB Four for sure! Enjoy!

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KATHRYNLP 8/29/2010 11:03AM

    Oh I'm so envious of this fun time you had. I'm an avid fan Of American Idol, and of course The Beatles!! Looks like Taylor Hicks is a bit dehydrated though.. heehee! emoticon

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KARATE_KID 8/29/2010 10:42AM

    Hmm - he does look kind of shallow! emoticon

Good job!

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Saturday, August 28, 2010


Today is Armed Forces Appreciation Day in Fort Walton Beach, Fl! WE live in an area with 2 large active military bases, a large reserve base, an Army Ranger Unit and multiple other military venues! Thus,we appreciate our miltary in many many ways! So Today is AFAD and the chamber of commerce is putting on an event at the local Fairgrounds to honor our military and veterans. Entrance is free for military, active and retired and their families. The entertainment is awesome! Taylor Hicks, American Idol winner in Season 7 I believe is the headliner!!! I loved him! Kimberly Locke who was season 2's third runner up behind Clay and Ruben puts on a show before him. We also have the AF Reserve Jazz Band and a group called 1964 that does a Beatles Show! It's going to be a wonderful and entertaining day celebrating our military!

Unfortunately, rain is programmed at an 80% likely chance. It rained cats and dogs yesterday and it is likely to put a huge damper as this is an outdoor event. I'm supposed to sell beer at an outdoor tent. So now the powers that be are deciding on what to do, probably move it inside the building that doesn't hold as many people. What a shame as they worked so hard to get this organized!

At any rate, our military will appreciate the effort. Yesterday my husband's job (he works for the chamber) was to go to the airport and pick up Kimberly Locke. He has a white T-bird convertible with red leather interior and that is what he drove. He said she was delightlful and he learned so much about the ins and outs of American Idol land Simon Cowell, etc. I hope it doesn't rain too much and the show can go on.

Thank a Service man or woman today. We owe a lot to them! My husband and I are both retired from the Air Force Reserve! Have a great day!

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GOHUSKERS2 8/28/2010 12:29PM

    I was a military brat and we've had lots of servicemen in our family! You bet I'll thank a vet today and thank you two also for your service. It's great to let them know they are appreciated.

Freedom isn't free. God bless them all for the sacrifices they make!

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JOYCEMARIE9 8/28/2010 12:01PM

    Thank you for taking the time to bring this to everyone attention all too often we only think of them when something happens or we need them. My son is in the National Guard and has spent time in Afghanistan but we are fortunate he has returned to us safely, however I do not think any of us ever let them know enough how much we appreciate them. emoticon

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SHARON10002 8/28/2010 10:54AM

    Thank you for your service to your country. My son is active duty AF stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB. Daughter in law is AF reserve. I hope the weather cooperates for your festival today. These are usually wonderful events for families to attend, and for our younger generation to learn about service to their country. That's how my son became interested - we attended many air shows and he began to take a real interest in the aircraft.

emoticon Thanks for the reminder to honor the brave men and women who are on the front lines defending our freedom that we often take for granted. emoticon

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Friday, August 27, 2010


I have a LifeCoach coming to my office today to help me with organization. We are trading decorating for organizing. I know what to do, I just don't. I haven't completely downsized my operating system from owning a building and having several employees. That system isn't necessary for me anymore and I've done nothing to streamline it except pile papers on my desk and the floor around me. I've got 6 perfectly good file drawers filled with stuff that isn't necessary and the important stuff lies around. I'm reallly good at helping others but when it comes to me, oh well. I'll let you know how it works.

I need to do a lot of organizing because we are going to be doing some major renovations to the house and how am I going to work in that mess? I already have a mess. On to my day!

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SNORFSNORKEL 8/28/2010 9:48AM

    Inspiration to get up and get busy myself! emoticon

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JENNY888 8/27/2010 4:17PM

    Your description of your surroundings sounds a lot like mine. I have the remains of a business piled around also. I finally cleared out some of it a few weeks ago. It felt great.

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MARSHASTAR 8/27/2010 2:55PM

    That's a fantastic trade! = decorating for organizing.
whew, do I ever know what its like to be disorganized.

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MEGHAN2012 8/27/2010 8:57AM

    enjoy ur day :D

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