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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Today is my day off and I must get some kind of exercise in. I missed my yoga class yesterday, and I felt this nagging guilt hanging over me all night.
Bella came through her surgery fine. Now we have to wait for lab results to see what stage cancer it was. If it is stage 3 I will be so sorry I put her through all this.
My mother wants to go out for lunch today. I need to be really careful, I have not lost anything since I got home. I am 165-167 , one or the other everyother day. I am tracking, but I think I am going overboard on fruit at night. Everything is so good this time of year.

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KIYOSHI04 9/5/2011 12:56PM

    i did read this when you first posted but couldnt comment. i am glad that she is okay.

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MEXGAL1 8/17/2011 9:59AM

    Glad to hear that Bella came through okay. Hope the cancer isn't bad.

I know it's so hard to get back on track with both exercise and eating right after a time off. But you can do it and you will feel so better for it!

I know what you mean about the fruit. Even though I have been eating low calories to try and lose 5 lbs before i leave on our big trip, I have been eating a lot of fruit. I can't believe how much fruit can effect weight loss.........but it must be what is keeping the weight on me. So today I am going to cut back on it.
We can do this....let's get going!
Have a great day.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

My dog is having surgery tomorrow to remove 2 cancerous tumors. I have great faith that everything will work the way it is suppose to. It will be really hard in the morning when I can not feed her, she is going to be very upset and I am not looking forward to the sobbing that is going to be going on.
I went to the gym today. I guess I am getting back into the swing of it all again. I really want to be in the 150's for my 20th anniversary, which is in Oct. That is my new goal.

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ELISADENK 8/15/2011 11:34PM


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SOFT_VAL67 8/15/2011 9:48PM

    As you may remember, I went thru the same thing a month ago, my Sparky had to have two surgeries in one, of course, he didnt have cancerous tumors, and I pray your dog will be fine.
He did have to be neutered and have a hernia repair.
He did just fine, a little infection a few days after I brought him home, but with antibiotics and medicine, he is doing great now.
I was a nervous wreck that whole night and when I went to pick him up the next morning, I didnt breathe again until I had him in my arms.
If you need to bend an ear, I am here, good luck to you and the little one.

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MEXGAL1 8/15/2011 8:37PM

    Hope doggie does well. I know it's stressful...they are like family.
good for you to get into the exercise.
You can make your goal for your 20th...yes you can!
Best of everything.

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KIYOSHI04 8/15/2011 8:32PM

    thinking of you both.

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Back in the Saddle

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All right it was really hard to stop eating yesterday when I was at my calorie limit. I think I am still on Italy time, I am so tired, and I can not stop thinking about food. I went out this weekend to get some stuff like we ate at the relatives houses, yuck...nothing taste the same.
I made myself an exercise chart for the week. Monday was an hour walk, which I did on the beach, Tuesday was yoga. Now today is my day off and it is suppose to be gym day. I am sorry to say I have not been to the gym for weeks, this is going to be hard.
I am still working on adding pictures to my gallery, every once in awhile one will go on. I had some great pictures of food I want to share with you guys. I will keep trying.

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ELISADENK 8/10/2011 7:26PM

    Wonderful Plan of Action! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 8/10/2011 9:27AM

    It is always so hard to get back into the swing of things after vacation. I am sure you are still suffering from jet lag. You will get back to yourself soon I hope.
We leave in 21 days and I am counting down. Yesterday I really blew it and my DH and I went out and I broke down and had a couple of beers and ribs. Not what I wanted to do...I had told myself no drinking this month and am trying to lose a few pounds before we go away. Well I had a little talk with myself this morning and pulled out a calendar which I will be crossing off the days until we leave. I am going to give myself a star for everyday of not drinking and eating right and one for 10000 steps. I will see if I can stay on plan for the next 21 days. Wish me well.
Have a great day.

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BAKER1009 8/10/2011 7:18AM

    It sounds like you're making a good effort! Keep it up and things will begin to fall back into place for you. You can so do this!!

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MIMIDOT 8/10/2011 7:10AM

    Hope you get to the gym. Todays the day to start back at it!

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

My mother took myself, my daughter and my husband to Italy to meet our relatives she had been 17 years ago, and wanted us to meet them. We stayed at a place right outside of Florence called Pensione Bencista. I would highly recommend it, what a beautiful place. We stayed there 6 days, visiting with the relatives a couple days, they were all so great. The men were handsome and the woman are all beautiful and thin, very thin.I think the reason why is they eat only real food, nothing processed, and they also walk or ride their bikes around town. We spent the other days seeing beautiful art and shopping and of course eating wonderful food. Then we went to Rome for 2 days. One of my clients is a nun, so she set it up that we could stay at a convent she used to live at. It was right down the street from the Vatican, so that was great. Seeing St. Peters Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel was a dream come true for me. We saw so many beautiful things and had an unforgettable time. I am so happy to get to know my relatives and hope to go back and visit them as often as possible. I managed to get a few pictures added to my photo gallery, I will keep trying to add more.

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BAKER1009 8/10/2011 7:24AM

    It sounds like such a good time. So glad you got to go!!

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ELISADENK 8/9/2011 10:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Brings back LOTS of memories.

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Monday, August 08, 2011

I have so many pictures I want to put on my page to show you guys and it keeps saying this file too big. what do i do?
In other news.. the 5 pounds is gone. I am so happy, I just got on the scale this morning and they were gone. Now back to the program.

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ELISADENK 8/8/2011 6:48PM

    Can you find someone to figure it out for you? DH or a DS or the neighbor's kid?

Please persevere; I REALLY want to see your pixs!!!

Glad the 5 pounds are gone. whew!

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MEXGAL1 8/8/2011 10:10AM

    congrats on taking the 5 pounds off. you give me hope. i have been trying to lose 5 lbs before we go and it just doesn't want to come off. so hard to lose. thank you so much for giving me some tips for packing. I hate packing so i really appreciate your tips. Since we have a cruise in the middle of our trip(12 days, greek islands and Turkey) I have to take a couple of dress up things...........but I got cleaver and had a black dress taken in that travels well and I can wear different things with it to make it look different. Gosh only 3 more weeks until we go. Hope I can get the 5 pounds off.
I don't know much about the uploading of photos but from what I know the files might just be too big so maybe get someone to show you how to resize them. I am bummed since I was really looking forward to seeing them. Hopefully there is a way. I do also know that posting just a few at a time works for me when they are big files.
Again, congrats for dropping the 5 pounds!

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BAKER1009 8/8/2011 8:35AM

    Awesome news, congrats! I knew you'd get it right back off!
I have that problem with photos sometimes too. Try to open them and resize them, or even save them as a different file type (jpeg, tif, etc.). Hope that helps some! I found the one setting I was using on my camera made them too large, so I had to change the setting.

Hope you have a great week!

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FCARMICH 8/8/2011 8:07AM

  i leave photos out save for one

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KIYOSHI04 8/8/2011 8:03AM

    yay for you!
as for the photos, what i do is try to split them up. if you are putting them on your blog, maybe do 2/3 blogs of photos, if not more.

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