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Jackpot!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I went to the Goodwill store today with my hubby; not expecting to find much of anything for myself. I have such a hard time finding clothes that fit. I usually walk out empty handed more times than not. Well, today was a surprise! I bought 5 tops that fit nicely for under $5 each. Some of them were new or almost new. It's amazing that a 5 lb. weight loss can make such a difference in the way clothes fit! emoticon

  
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CHRIS3874 8/18/2014 9:47PM

    its strange I had a couple of shirts years ago and a jacket that someone got for me at a similar store and at first I balked at the idea but I got good service from them. Dept stores have huge mark ups.

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/18/2014 5:21AM

    emoticon emoticon I hope there is also a difference in the way you feel . hugs

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GRAMMYEAC 8/17/2014 10:48PM

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It's always so much fun to poke at the thrift stores. We never know what kinds of bargains await!

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MILLISMA 8/17/2014 10:17PM

    emoticon emoticon what a great day for you!!!

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MT-MOONCHASER 8/17/2014 12:43PM

    Isn't it a great feeling when we make such a find?

Have a great week!

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NELLJONES 8/17/2014 7:47AM

    Goodwill and all those stores are hit or miss. Either you find nothing or hit a big score. Those tops were probably all from the same person who was cleaning out a closet, and you got there at just the right time.

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LIFENPROGRESS 8/17/2014 12:42AM

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“Enjoy losing weight. Enjoy eating healthy, delicious food. Do not wait until you reach your destination to feel good. Take as much happiness and joy as you can from your weight loss journey.”
~ Harry Papas ~

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ARNETTELEE 8/17/2014 12:33AM

  That's great!

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PURPLEPEONY 8/16/2014 11:57PM

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TRIM180 8/16/2014 11:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on weight loss and "new" clothes. I go to Goodwill finding clothes and even swim suits with the tags on for a couple bucks. It is fun to look at my goal size and buy a couple pieces for my wish list.

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CHRISTINEBWD 8/16/2014 11:47PM

    Five pounds is quite a bit - pick up a 5 pound bag of sugar!!!

So glad you got some nice clothes :)

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_CYNDY55_ 8/16/2014 11:45PM

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Grand Adventure

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Today we returned from a 2 day trip to McCall, Idaho. This was our first trip with our Grandchildren, ages 8 and 10. Initially, I was somewhat apprehensive about how this adventure would turn out. Despite a few bumps here & there, I think all went well. The children had a good time and seem eager to make the trip again. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GOCALGAL 8/10/2014 6:32PM

    emoticon You are making memories they will never forget. emoticon

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JKPONYGIRL 8/10/2014 9:48AM

    glad you had a good time with them

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/10/2014 8:28AM

    emoticon glad you had a great time

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SIRIUS2014 8/10/2014 7:45AM

    Happy for your successful jaunt.

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NELLJONES 8/10/2014 7:44AM

    What a wonderful trip for all of you!

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BUSYGRANNY5 8/10/2014 12:08AM

    So glad your time with your grandchildren turned out well!! Blessings to you!!!

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CHRISTINEBWD 8/9/2014 11:09PM

    emoticon Grand children will keep you young! Glad that it all went well -)

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Still losing

Saturday, August 02, 2014

I have lost almost 5 lbs in the past 6 weeks! Although the bloating has subsided, I'm still cautious about my food choices since I'm also dealing with chronic acid reflux. All these digestive issues seem to keep my eating under control most of the time. On the flip side, it is sometimes really hard to know WHAT to eat. Anyway, it is a daily challenge and sometimes my best efforts to pick the right foods doesn't pay off. Last month, I woke up nauseated around midnight, ended up vomiting, and I still don't know why this happened. I will see a FNP in about 10 days... maybe she will have some answers.

  
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RUBYSNANA 8/4/2014 6:34PM

    emoticon on your weight loss! emoticon I hope you will get the digestive problems under control soon. emoticon

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KALIGIRL 8/4/2014 8:25AM

    You are doing it!
emoticon Keep on overcoming!

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WIZKEY 8/3/2014 2:53PM

    Congratulations on your loss!! I'm sorry you are having to deal with digestive problems.

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SWEETNEEY 8/3/2014 12:56PM

    hope you get to the root of the problem. Great on the weight loss

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NELLJONES 8/3/2014 7:39AM

    Acid reflux is a bear. I can't eat within 4 hours of lying down or I get sick.

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SIRIUS2014 8/3/2014 7:23AM

    Hugs and prayers!

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FODMAPS

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I have been dealing with digestive issues (mostly chronic bloating) all week. After doing some online research, I stumbled across FODMAP diets for IBS symptoms and other digestive issues. This diet addresses sensitivities to lactose, fructose, and other substances. I'm hoping I will find some relief soon. The good news is: I'm losing weight! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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KALIGIRL 7/29/2014 1:30PM

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GINILEE4 7/28/2014 3:01PM

   

Hi. Is that FODMAP or FOODMAP? Need that for my DS, Just recently diagnosed. Please get back to me.


Many thanks , Gini

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CHRISTINEBWD 7/28/2014 1:25PM

    Losing is always a plus!!! :) emoticon

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LINDA! 7/27/2014 6:57PM

    Glad to hear that you are losing weight!! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/27/2014 10:09AM

    I hope this works for you please remember to see a doctor if this does not resolve on its own . Hugs

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/27/2014 8:29AM

    Good for you! I hope FOODMAP continues to be successful for you and you continue to feel better and lose weight!



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GOLFGMA 7/27/2014 8:17AM

    Hoping you have found the help you need. Hang in there! emoticon

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Fair Time Temptations

Saturday, July 19, 2014

It's that time of year again when food vendors are everywhere. Pronto Pups, Elephant Ears, Funnel Cakes, Kettle Korn, etc. etc. etc. and, of course, everything is deep fried. emoticon emoticon We attended a Gold Miners Jubilee in the park yesterday surrounded by food vendors. I succumbed to a frozen strawberry lemonade which turned out to be just ok. I think the best defense is to eat a healthy meal or snack before attending these events. I could also choose to eat lightly for the rest of the week if I wanted to indulge. Since I have acid reflux issues, it is easier for me to say no to the deep fried foods. All in all, I guess temptations are everywhere and the important thing is to have a plan in place to deal with them. emoticon emoticon

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 7/20/2014 10:35AM

    you have smart plans in place funny after you have not eaten fried greasy fattening food for a time the thought just make me nauseous . Hopefully if you keep searching you will find something good to eat. keep walking at least that is good for you. enjoy the fair in moderation

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CHRISTINEBWD 7/19/2014 12:45PM

    Wow, I am missing the fair.... :( Yeah lots of stuff to eat there though, so good luck! :)

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TWEETYKC00 7/19/2014 12:44PM

    It is hard to resist sometimes, but your body will be thanking you later for it.

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REGINAROLLINS 7/19/2014 11:45AM

  Pronto pups????? I try to stay away from fried food too-due to acid reflux-not to mention the weight gain. The smells at fairs and carnivals should be outlawed(LOL) Temptation!!!!!!!!

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