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Back from Hawaii

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Had an amazing vacation, but I'm absolutely braindead right now. Couldn't sleep on the plane, only let myself sleep about 3 hours this morning so that I will sleep tonight. Today is just staring at the TV and vegging.

Saturday, Pedal to the Point starts. Wow, already?! It's going to be a challenge. Last chance to donate--even $5 makes all the difference.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 8/1/2013 1:32AM

    Welcome Home!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/31/2013 5:33PM

    Awesome! I didn't know you were going. I'm glad you had such a great time!

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CHEFSOPHIE 7/31/2013 4:34PM

    Glad your vacation was a success. Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures.

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CHEFSOPHIE 7/31/2013 4:33PM

    Glad your vacation was a success. Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures.

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LINOVER 7/31/2013 3:55PM

    Glad to hear that you had a great vacation! I've always wanted to go to Hawaii! emoticon
Get some rest now that you are home!

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FRANCIEVW 7/31/2013 2:53PM

    Glad you had a nice vacay!

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NATPLUMMER 7/31/2013 2:34PM

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Yes, I'm nagging.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

But I'm also running out of time. This is the last post I'll make before leaving on vacation.

Did you know that, last year, Patti's Paladins raised more money than any other team? Even more than the big corporate teams. We were all very proud of that, and you were all part of what made that happen. This year we would like to repeat, but donations are running a bit thin. Come be part of that victory again!

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K1TT3N 7/23/2013 10:55AM

    have fun on Vaca

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TATTER3 7/19/2013 6:49PM

    VACA ROCKS!!!

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UKMOM638 7/18/2013 8:12PM

    Enjoy your vacation! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 7/18/2013 12:16PM

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KNYAGENYA 7/18/2013 11:47AM

    Good luck!

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Finally letting go

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Because I've worked really hard at scheduling everything away from the vacation, I have almost no work to do today or tomorrow. I am therefore declaring today a cleaning day at my house. In the course of working hard and being sick, this place has turned into a cluttered catastrophe! I can't stand the idea of going away and then coming home to this mess. So I'm de-messing (deep cleaning is just going to have to wait, I fear).

And one of the things that I am doing is bagging up the mountain of too-large clothes that's been sitting in my basement for the better part of a year, and taking it all to Good Will. This is HUGE for me. I have been terrified of letting go of those clothes, because the last time I lost weight, I gained it all back. I have this weird fear that as soon as I get rid of the clothes I will balloon back up. Like those clothes are some kind of magic totem.

They aren't. What they are is a drag on my psyche, a blot on the landscape of my home, and a crutch I don't need. I have not lost any weight in the last year, but I haven't gained any, either, and I feel really well-balanced where I am. I am ready to let go.

And reclaim about 8 square feet of floor space in my home.

  
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DOGLADY13 7/20/2013 10:05AM

    Today is my house cleaning day. We are good about keeping clutter down to a minimum, but deep cleaning hasn't happened in a much longer time than I care to admit. My sister is visiting at the end of the week, so I am cleaning house today. I'm in the midst of laundry, laundry, laundry.

Enjoy your vacation. Congratulations on pitching the clothes.

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TATTER3 7/19/2013 6:51PM

    Yea!!!

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EBRAINK 7/19/2013 8:06AM

    Good job! I know what you mean about the big clothes being a drag on your psyche, too. I hope it felt good to get them to Goodwill.

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JANETRIS 7/18/2013 11:46AM

    Miss G...I hope you saved 1 or 2 pair of fat jeans. It's nice to try them on, and let them fall off every once in awhile. I am proud of you for letting go of your too big clothes. You are donating to a worthwhile cause. Enjoy that liberated feeling you get when you look at that nice empty space you created.Good for you!! emoticon

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MANDYLOVE_76 7/18/2013 9:57AM

    Good job.

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MSANITAL 7/18/2013 8:49AM

    Way to go on letting them go and think of it like this.. you had them you enjoyed them and now it is time for someone eles to enjoy them as much as you did.. moving on and congrats for the weight loss.. time to go shopping again..


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CHEFSOPHIE 7/17/2013 7:13PM

    You are welcome to come here and motivate me to de-mess.

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UKMOM638 7/17/2013 6:44PM

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/17/2013 3:34PM

    Way to go! I sort of did this in reverse: got rid of the clothes that were too tight. Now that I've lost the weight again, I can go shopping! It's all good.

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NATPLUMMER 7/17/2013 3:07PM

    Yay!!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 7/17/2013 2:26PM

    emoticon Letting go of your past will help you move on! Those clothes are part of your past and they can stay that way when you let them go!

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KNYAGENYA 7/17/2013 1:49PM

    Good for you! I gave all of my old clothes away. It was so nice going through it. I was able to rid myself of the old me and embrace the new one. There were some articles of clothing I was sad to see go but I look forward to the medium shirts and size 5 jeans I now can wear. Treat yourself to a shopping spree of smaller clothes.

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YIDDLE 7/17/2013 1:04PM

    So proud of you and your decision. Yes, you can.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 7/17/2013 12:32PM

    MissG, save the biggest ugliest item of clothing that you own and hang it on your closet door as a reminder of where you don't want to return to!

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GK1963 7/17/2013 10:26AM

    Way to go!

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I'm running out of time!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pedal to the Point ought to be *hilarious* this year. After breaking my foot and having a disastrous ride, I got sick. And Friday I leave for 10 days of vacation. Which means that I will not be around to make appeals for donations and, more importantly, won't be able to do any training.

We get back on the Wednesday before the ride.

Also, Erin has decided that she simply can't do it this year, so I will be riding with my team but without a buddy.

Nevertheless, I am determined to do it. I am determined to finish the whole thing. Oh, I will tell myself that I only need to ride to lunch, then only need to finish the first day, then only need to ride to lunch on the second. But in my heart of hearts, I will be trying to make the whole ride.

So I'm asking, please PLEASE donate to this cause. I'm way behind on where I need to be, donations-wise, and I will not have many opportunities to ask. So even if it's only $5, please give. Help me feel like I'm doing this as a real accomplishment.




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DOGLADY13 7/20/2013 9:40AM

    I play those tricks too. I tell myself that once I get to point A I can decide if I want to continue. Once I get to Point A, I manage to talk myself into getting to point B. And so it goes.



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TRACYZABELLE 7/17/2013 12:20AM

    boooo... between injuries and illnesses it really messes us up! Good luck!!


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TATTER3 7/16/2013 9:47PM

    Keep Sparkin'!!! You make a difference!

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OPTIMIST1948 7/16/2013 8:10PM

    hilarious clearly has different values in your house. But the point is to get out there and DO SOMETHING yes?

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HILLSLUG98239 7/16/2013 11:48AM

    I feel ya - the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cycle for Life is August 24th. Today's my 4-week check-up, and I'm hopeful I get cleared to return cycling. But I haven't been on a bike in 4 weeks. Even if my legs are up for a ride, my contact patch is going to need to ease back in.

I clearly won't be able to ride the 65-mile route this year. I do a lot of my fundraising through work, and I haven't been there for four weeks. I have no idea if the people who were on my team last year signed up for this year's ride.

But it's only one year. Next year will be better!

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Turning a corner!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Erin's throat is finally getting better. It looks like she will avoid surgery for now. Which is good, since she is getting on a plane on Thursday.

Her dad had serious problems with strep and tonsils, but finally got over it without surgery. It's going to make it tough to talk her into getting surgery.

  
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HOPERISING 7/17/2013 8:38AM

    I had chronic strep as a child, teenager and young adult. I finally had my tonsils removed in my 20's. It was the WORST surgery ever, but I can say I rarely have any throat problems these days. Its great if she's able to avoid the surgery though, because it is NASTY.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 7/12/2013 12:27PM

    Gas she is improving. I have heard that adults getting their tonsils removed is pretty challenging. Glad she is able to avoid it for now at least!

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MANDYLOVE_76 7/12/2013 11:41AM

    Glad shes better.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/12/2013 11:23AM

    Good to hear!

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CHEFSOPHIE 7/12/2013 10:55AM

    Well it is good news for the time being

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NATPLUMMER 7/12/2013 10:51AM

    Yay!

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HILLSLUG98239 7/12/2013 10:35AM

    When I was in my late teens, I got tonsillitis every six months. Fortunately, I never got strep. I've had tonsillitis a few times as an adult, but still only had strep once.

I used to gargle with whiskey to reduce the pain and help bring down the swelling. I don't know how effective it was. Perhaps more research is required.

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