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Saturday, January 04, 2014

Well the snow stopped, the wind died down and the plows were out, so we were able to get out to visit sister in law and pick up our gifts that she had brought back from home with her.

We didn't take a picture of our oil painting that mil did yet but when we do I will put it on here to show you, It is fantastic and if it is as close to a cabin in the woods then it is what it is.

Did take pic of the snow though. Lots of it around, can send some to those that haven't seen snow before lol
lol Enjoy the snow if you don't have any! LOL
HUGS will try to get the other picture taken.

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/5/2014 7:39PM

    I walked for an hour in the snow today I do enjoy it but I don't shovel it

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MOTHER-NATURE 1/5/2014 9:59AM

    Cindy .. All I can say is I'm so thankful for my underground parking.



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RAINBOWMF 1/5/2014 9:32AM

    Keep your snow, we have enough.
I have had enough days of snow, I need to fly out to the hot weather areas. LOL


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    Dropping by to give you a emoticon
and to wish you a Happy New Year!!!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/5/2014 8:13AM

    I am tired of snow! Looking forward to Spring! emoticon

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GLORYB2014 1/5/2014 7:37AM

    We are going to get that snow here, eek! We already have some but more is on it's way!

Glad you were able to get out!

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JUST_TRI_IT 1/5/2014 1:02AM

    From afar that snow looks fun! But then I realize someone had to do the hard work to get it all piled up! Glad to know it is getting better.

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    It just started snowing here. We are supposed to get a bunch. Winter storm warning.

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TRESSWANN 1/4/2014 10:07PM

    Wow you got tons more than us.

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OOLALA53 1/4/2014 9:12PM

    Hooey! I'm spoiled rotten here in SoCal. Seeing your pic makes me a little mad at myself for not getting outside for awhile today. emoticon

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DEE797 1/4/2014 9:12PM

    WOW on the snow pile!! Glad you were able to get out and about.

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Freeeeezing Friday!!!

Friday, January 03, 2014

OMG it is so cold. Bitter cold. Allie has only gone on 2 walks, and otherwise hubby let her out in back yard. She loves it but man it is cold. Busses off road, most stores closed a real blizzard like when we were kids. Well not that much snow yet.
So obviously we didn't get to sister in laws to pick up our gifts she brought home from hubbys family. That's okay it will be there when we can get out of our street. He will be excited to use the snowblower, was too windy to bother today and it hasn't stopped snowing.

I am an AUTUMN OAK!!! one of the teams on beyond the scale team. Smallish group and hope to get to know them all and support and have fun. I am sure we will reach our goals or try hard anyway.

Been doing well on my NO S, but today has been harder, see stuff and think hmm, just one, then say NO. so far so good. I have had tea, and we both went down to dads area, and I fell asleep in his recliner. lol Didn't do much, a good day to rest, relax and just BE.

All ready having problems sticking to doing my exercises. They aren't hard, I had all the time in the world today but nope haven't done them yet. It is very cold upstairs and that was my excuse very feeble as I can turn up the heat, or bring up one of the portable heaters we have on to augment our heat. yea it is that cold.
Well since they are easy and simple I still can get them done without bothering my sleep.

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QUEEN-EYDIE 1/5/2014 7:09PM

    I hear ya---it's just too easy to be paralyzed by the cold. Lately I've had to force myself to work out.

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RAINBOWMF 1/4/2014 7:21PM

    When you get busy doing your exercise you will warm up LOL


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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/4/2014 4:48PM

    I agree it is so very cold

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TRESSWANN 1/4/2014 1:47PM

    Can't venture out of the house to the gym and you are right exercise rooms of the house are frigid. still doing stepper a little and stretching We had blizzard but actual snow fall was less than we have had in last few years. It's the cold. Keep at it.

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GRLTAZ 1/4/2014 11:31AM

    Good girl ! You recognized a not so healthy thought and overcame it. Glad to see you got in some movement ! We are not as cold here yet. Forcast is -21 by Monday. I exercise in my basement (also cold) but I find about 5 minutes in, I wish the fan was on because I warm up fast. We can do this !! Tc

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NOSNACKER-57 1/4/2014 6:05AM

    I hear ya, yesterday was 1 degree....even the schools were closed!

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NEW-CAZ 1/4/2014 3:15AM

    Stay warm Cinders, I'm hoping to get a walk in today (providing it doesn't rain) then I'll take down the decorations and keep in the warm too emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/3/2014 9:24PM

    Stay warm! I will be glad when this freezing weather is gone. My feet felt like popsicles when I was outside today!

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JUST_TRI_IT 1/3/2014 7:57PM

    Oh it is SOOOO hard when it is freeeeezzzzing.. ANd I bet you find a way to sneak a few minutes in, right?!?!

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    I'm doing pretty good except that it is freezing here too and we are having bad weather 5 of the next 7 days.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

It is 12:17 here and I was going to go to bed, but thought I have more energy than half an hour ago so will write now.
MY ultimate goal is to learn to love myself more. Because if I love myself I wouldn't feed my body junk, let myself lose muscle and feel rotten by not exercising and would not allow negative non supportive self talk.

My goal for this year is to lose 50 lbs total. I can do this by clean eating, and following the NO S plan. I also can do the physio exercises and walk and ride the recumbent bike as I am able. I will not hurt my body but will also try my hardest. I am giving myself an end date of Dec 31 2014 my 58th birthday. I am hoping to have at least 25-30 off before my knee surgery but not sure on that date.

SO clean healthy eating, drinking my water, and moving. Positive thinking and care.

So yes I have SMART goals and I will reach them!!!

Okay bedtime... wish Allie would stay quiet till I got up instead of waking me up early. Oh well that's okay. Off to bed.
Happy New Year!!!! emoticon

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QUEEN-EYDIE 1/5/2014 7:06PM

    I'm in your corner, girl! You can do it! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/4/2014 4:48PM

    love your goals

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MILLIE5522 1/3/2014 12:47PM

    You WILL do this!!! Looking forward to cheering you on! xxxxxxxxx

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GRLTAZ 1/2/2014 4:59PM

    I like your goals. I believe you will make them ! Tc

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    Good luck with your goals!!

Happy New Year!!

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HOLDINGMYOWN 1/2/2014 11:37AM

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/1/2014 1:05PM

    Have a healthy new year!

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MARUKI52 1/1/2014 12:50PM

    Happy Birthday for yesterday. Happy New Year and I hope this is the year when you will reach your goals.

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FENWAYGIRL18 1/1/2014 12:01PM

    I know sometimes the pain your in hampers you from exercising, but I do believe you can do this, I believe in you my friend and hope you have a healthier 2014!!!!!!!!!!!

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NOSNACKER-57 1/1/2014 11:31AM

    emoticon can do.....Happy New Year emoticon

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TRESSWANN 1/1/2014 10:34AM

    You will make it happen in2014

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CHALLENGER15 1/1/2014 6:27AM

    Good goals!

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GINILEE4 1/1/2014 4:45AM


Happy, Healthy New Year, my friend. Enjoy the journey and keep taking those small daily steps. Everything else will fall into place. let's share more and keep together,

Gini emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 1/1/2014 3:47AM

    Happy 2014 to you my friend emoticon emoticon

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JUJUMILLER 12/31/2013 11:45PM

    I lost 90 pounds this past year, and I did it exactly like you wrote about in your blog.
Your goal is realistic. You can do this!


Here's to a New Year, a New Me and a New You!

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Sunday evening

Sunday, December 29, 2013

BALANCE - mind - body - spirit. That is what it is all about isn't it. This life is best lived if we can find a balance between our healthy minds, bodies and spirits. So for 2014 my word is BALANCE.
I know many ways for MIND balance, not that I am great at any of them but do practise some.
I journal, I art journal, I write gratitudes. I try to meditate and before I go to bed I do deep breathing and some times progressive muscle relaxation. If I can't sleep I do imagry meditation. So my other issue is worry.... stressful worry. but I am doing better at not letting it overtake my day. Yes it creeps in nearly daily and always after info or dealing with lawyer issues but I can't let this get the best of me. I have gained nearly 5 or more lbs since getting a lawyer on Nov 21. sigh. So this has to be beaten and know that she will help me but that doesn't mean I can't help myself.

BODY balance. I have a hard time being consistent here. I have a few ideas going on in my brain right now. Back to Basics. drink my water, move and eat clean and PROPER portions. Will I be able to do it as I truly feel I am a carb sugar addict. I do for me there is no just a bit, or moderation when it comes to toast and sweets. pasta, potatoes no prob.
The other is I did well when I was on the plan the natuopath suggested. Gluten sugar and dairy free. But found that so hard to keep on and ended up slowly getting worse and now am back to eating whatever, still not a ton of processed but too much not good stuff. So do I try that again, she said when I said that is hard and not sure if that is lifestyle - she said my family eats like that all the time.... you choose to make it a lifestyle. She is right. so do I.
the other is NO S. which Id id before but srayed. It is no sweets, no sugar no seconds on all days that dont have an S. so eat properlyl and clean on the weekdays and don't go nuts on the weekends but have a treat. hmmm makes sense and I didn't do too bad.
Any thoughts from those that know me... lol will be appreciated.
SPIRIT well I am more spiritual than religious, we have been burned by organized religion and not that keen on it. If I could find a small friendly church again I may go. But my spritual health is similar to my mind. Try to find a calm, peaceful inner sanctuary where I can go and just BE. talk to myself in a kind loving way. Also to have good family and friend time to make my life complete.
Now just to figure it all out and make a plan, a DO ABLE for a healthy lifetime plan. I have to get this life going, it is passing me by and I presume my knee surgery should be this summer I MUST get some wt. off before then.
I hope you can all find a plan you can work with for you and we will do great things in 2014.

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2014TODAY 1/4/2014 9:41AM

    Good points and good thoughts, Cindy.

That must be such a tough choice.
I'm thinking that if you want to / have to lose weight because of the surgery, you may want to do something more 'drastic' than the No S.
I believe that No S is wonderful, for those who need to normalize their eating and stop bingeing. But I have a thought it will not lead to quick weight loss, or maybe no weight loss at all.
So I'd go for the naturopath's route, first, OR I'd try Eat to Live. One good thing would be that you will probably get new insights and learn new things as you go along. I learned LOTS because of trying to do ETL, and through following the ETL forum here at SP.

All that said, I must also say that I feel the only reason one ever has to try to lose weight 'fast' is health reasons (such as expecting surgery). Otherwise I would always go for a more slow approach that focuses on normalizing one's eating pattern.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 1/3/2014 5:10PM

    Balance! Has been on my wish list for a while! Let's work to make this happen.

Question--have I heard you talk about having a Fitbit? Or maybe it was someone else... I ordered my daughter one and thought (oh, maybe I should get one too). Got the newest one "the Force". Am hoping that the fact that the info will be right there in my face confronting me will encourage me to push myself off the couch and the fact that I spent money on it! LOL!

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GRLTAZ 12/30/2013 9:10PM

    Good luck finding your balance. I know you can do it though. Refocus every morning before you get out of bed, at lunch while being grateful for your healthy food, and at the completion of your day, when all the stress can be released into the universe for some one else to deal with. I am ready for the New Year and that is not always the case. I believe this is my year to release most if not all of this extra weight that makes me feel so heavy and sluggish. I am looking forward to lightness in body, mind & spirit this year. Let's keep pushing. The wall of fear, shame, guilt (whatever our problems are) will fall and crumble beneath us as we continue on our health journey. TC

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/30/2013 7:54PM

    I need balance have a happy 2014

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/30/2013 2:29PM

    I'm totally with you on this, GF. I need balance as well. I hope we can both attain it soon.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/29/2013 9:33PM

    Wishing you a healthy new year!

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TRESSWANN 12/29/2013 8:28PM

    Balance rocks. I am a Libra.

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MOTHER-NATURE 12/29/2013 6:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon 2014 is going to be a Great year for ALL of us .... that's my story and I'm sticking to it emoticon

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Friday I am thinking anyway

Friday, December 27, 2013

HI sparkers!

Boy am getting the days mixed up with the holidays. Don't know why but seems holidays should be on weekends. But as long as I remember to go the dr, on Monday I will be fine! LOL

So had a nap for a bit, now fell less rested than before I went up to lay down. Also have heartburn and am trying to think of what I ate that made me feel rotten.Probably not enough healthy stuff and too much sugar, but really seems to be the chocolate. and lol as I wrote this dd brought in a small basket with goodies and choc covered bacon..... now immediate heatburn. lol

So now I guess I better make some supper for myself as hubby is making left overs for him. Going to be a quiet night and early evening. Hope you all had a great day and sleep well.


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RAINBOWMF 12/28/2013 9:25AM

    Take a nice rest day from food and cleaning

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NEW-CAZ 12/28/2013 3:13AM

    I've been bloated Cinders, I have a sneaky feeling it might have something to do with eating too much emoticon

I get the weekend thing too emoticon Pete said on Friday is New Year on Sunday!
He couldn't understand why I said I'd have to another shop for party food on MOnday.

it takes us women to organize the holiday celebrations, men would NEVER get the job done emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/27/2013 10:26PM

    I have heartburn tonight too and don't know why. I ate some ginger and it helped.

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/27/2013 7:17PM

    I am with you been off of work since the 16th . we worked a Saturday that week for overtime . I don't ever think I will know what day it is again

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/27/2013 6:44PM

    You think YOU are getting mixed up on the days? I am too! This morning I told my hubby "It feels like Friday for some reason." He said "Thats because it IS Friday!"
The holidays have really thrown my days off lol.

Yikes, I'm sorry you have heartburn! Hope you feel better soon!

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