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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.
Sallie

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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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ITALY

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

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Brings back LOTS of memories.

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HELP

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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Back From Italy

Saturday, August 06, 2011

We got back Thursday, it was perfect in everyway. I will post pictures and talk about it, but not for a few days. For some crazy reason I thought I would be okay to go back to work on Friday. I do not know what I was thinking. So needless to say, I have alot of catching up to do.
I was afraid to weigh myself when I got home but I did. I left at 165, came back at 170. It was worth it. Oh the food I ate. I am giving myself this weekend to still be in vacation mode, then back on plan.

  
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BOJO70 8/9/2011 2:39PM

  Welcome home!

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KIYOSHI04 8/7/2011 3:38PM

    :o)

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CUINPARADISE 8/6/2011 7:16PM

    Oh, Italia...LOVED it there! Yep, that jet lag DOES get you; be fair to yourself and give it a few days to get back on track.


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ELISADENK 8/6/2011 7:09PM

    Back so soon?? :-)

Glad you had a wonderful time.

Share some of the foods you got to eat, too.

Am looking forward to your Blogs! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 8/6/2011 2:26PM

    how was the weather? any tips on clothes to pack for our upcoming trip in September? Can't wait to hear more. so glad you had a wonderful trip. rest up and post some photos when you are rested. Don't worry about the weight...you know how to take it off again.
Sallie

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BAKER1009 8/6/2011 9:06AM

    Glad you are back home safely and had a wonderful trip! Can't wait for the blog with pictures and such!
Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane Dont Know When I'll Be Back Again...

Monday, July 25, 2011

I cant get that song out of my head. So excited the big day is finally here. I guess I will be able to check in here on my phone. I do not know if I will have time, but I will try. Weighed in at 165 today. That does not give me much room for going crazy with my eating. I do not want to come back and be in the 170's again. So I am going to do the best I can. Keeping that in mind. I am going to be in Italy, I have to eat wonderful things. Arrivederci !!!

  
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KIYOSHI04 8/1/2011 8:43PM

    :o)

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BOJO70 7/27/2011 10:41AM

  HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!!!
It sounds like you are too excited to miss a moment and that's great!
Post some pics if you get a chance!
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SMELIOT 7/26/2011 7:39AM

    Oh, my goodness! Italy is a place that I have always wanted to visit! Enjoy, and come back and tell us ALL about it - I get vicarious joy out of other people's vacations!!

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LNSYLVSDOGS 7/25/2011 5:10PM

    Italy??!! WOW! Have a wonderful time!! Take plenty of pix and maybe even share some of them with us when you get back? emoticon

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MEXGAL1 7/25/2011 9:38AM

    Have a wonderful, fabulous trip! Keep really active and hopefully the pounds won't pile on. But enjoy the good food. I sure plan to when I am off to Italy in September. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
Enjoy and be safe.
Sallie

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JUDITHANNIE 7/25/2011 9:02AM

    Have a sparktacular vacation woo hoo..... emoticon

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BAKER1009 7/25/2011 8:46AM

    Have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to hear all about it! Remember, live while you're there, it's a once in a lifetime trip!!

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IDLETYME 7/25/2011 8:30AM

    Wow! Have a wonderful time. You will have a bunch of temptations but should be getting sightseeing exercise so if you're careful it will balance out! Enjoy and let us know how well you did! emoticon emoticon

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