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Monday, September 07, 2009

we are home from vacation---we had a great time and i think i exercised almost nonstop! doubt i lost any weight..that would be too normal for all i did!

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    Glad you are back.

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    Welcome back!!! Missed you!

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KIMCATUS 9/8/2009 12:31PM

    Yay!!! You're back!! *being selfish* Glad you ahd a great deserved the R&R!!

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DISPATCH91 9/8/2009 11:43AM

    Welcome back!

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CJBAGGINS 9/7/2009 10:28PM

    Yay! Holly's back!
Woo-hoo on the exercising! Good for you!


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HPTHATBME 9/7/2009 10:14PM

    Welcome Back!!!

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AMUNET_RA 9/7/2009 10:03PM

    ((HUGS)) Welcome back! :-)

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L*I*T*A* 9/7/2009 9:16PM

    good to hear you are back safe and sound...............blessings and hugs..............lita

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FRANCESCANAZ 9/7/2009 9:04PM

    Come on tell us! Did you lose or not??? Keep going amiga. You are going to get there. emoticon

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Monday, August 24, 2009

ok so got the difficult cake done. swam all i could. lost a pound.
tomorrow i go for labs, and the doc FINALLY consented to do the thyroid test they all fight doing. obviously she is seeing a need, too. the weather said hot and sunny today...its hot alright but raining. let it get it all out of its system this week, please. so next week can be nice....

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/27/2009 1:22PM

    Glad you are doing so good.

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FITTYTIF 8/26/2009 9:33PM

    congrats on the loss and congrats on finally getting your doc to do the tests! Good luck!! When it comes to thyroid it is hard to convince docs it seems!!!

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SIXFULLERS 8/26/2009 8:59PM

    Congrats on your loss. :) Good luck on good weather...

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GARDENIA19 8/26/2009 3:52PM

    Yay for the lost pound! :)

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NANCYB. 8/25/2009 4:39PM

    I am glad that your dr is listening to your needs :) Nice job on the 1 lb loss! :)

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CATIATM 8/25/2009 4:01PM

    I'm happy that you lost another pound, but obviously you're working way too hard for it. Why are they fighting with you about doing the test???

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DEBULACLARK 8/24/2009 10:20PM

    Congrats on the pound Holly...good luck at the Drs

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DISPATCH91 8/24/2009 4:30PM

    Yeah on the lost pound. Good luck at the doctor.

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    Way to go on another loss! You're kicking this to the curb, my friend!! I'm so proud of you and all that you're accomplishing!!!

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SUETINGE 8/24/2009 11:16AM

    Congrats on being down a pound!

I'm glad the Dr. finally listened and agreed to the other thyroid test. It's probably the T4/T3 ratio? That's the one that tells how well you're converting the thyroid hormone made in your body to the usable form. I hope that gives you some answers. I do agree that too many docs seem to think that if the TSH and T4 free levels are good then it isn't thyroid.

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L*I*T*A* 8/24/2009 10:38AM

    way to go with the loss!!!
congratulations......... glad you have a dr that listens to their patients,i know exactly how you feel .................been there too....................wishing you al the best with the test results..................blessings and hugs........................lita

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KIMCATUS 8/24/2009 10:30AM

    Woo hoo to the pound lost! Another one bites the dust!!!! Glad the doc is finally listening to you...hope it comes out ok!! *hugs*

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HIPPICHICK1 8/24/2009 10:19AM

    Congrats on another pound done!
Yes!! It is supposed to be nicer this week than last. I see in the forecast lots of sunshine, however the temps are dropping come Wed. to the low 20's. Today and tomorrow look fantastic for swimming though, so I'm sticking close to home.

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/24/2009 10:17AM

    Good Luck with test. It is difficult to fight doctors. I did it when I tried to find out if I do have diabetes. If I was diagnosed early I would not have 100 extra pounds I do have now. I stopped to gain when I got meds. I took one doctor after another till I found current one. Best wishes for you.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/24/2009 10:15AM

    there are different thyroid tests and i cant remember them all but there are the 2 main ones every doc runs. then they dont think they have to run the third one because, well, if the others are normal....but many times when they run that third one they find the problem. I would frankly LOVE this to be positive...its an easy fix although it takes some time to straighten the problem out.
But really, very few docs will consent to running this i'm pleased she is listening to me!

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HRDWLBY 8/24/2009 10:11AM

    Good going on being down a pound! I don't know why there should be such a problem running a thyroid test. I didn't think that one was that hard or expensive. Hope it comes out all right!


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RAINEMARIE 8/24/2009 10:02AM

    Isn't it amazing we have to fight with our doctors to work on being healthy? I hope the tests are normal. I know it might help to understand your difficulties, but on the other hand it would be one more thing you would need to deal with. Good luck, friend.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ok so i didnt eat anything bad at the fair. well almost..i had a quarter of a poutine and a third of a ribbon fry. other than that i was was too darn hot to eat. as in...STINKIN hot...all summer its been cool and wet and BAM the 90s and sun hit us. bummer!
ok so today i had a doc appt. she was pleased that even with the horrid swelling i have from the heat i stayed exactly the same, which means i lost. so thats a good thing!! she figures i'm down about 15 pounds, which is right on track with where i was before the heat.
i have mega cakes to do...a birch cake for tomorrow..a 3 tier baby cake for friday, and a stencilled difficult tiny piped 3 tier for sat.
thats my life...whats yours?

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FIENDISHSARAH 8/24/2009 9:36AM

    15 pounds woohoo!!!! Go you!!

Good luck with the cakes! Thinking of your cakes gets me all hungry!!

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DAMSELFLY_DOXY 8/23/2009 9:09PM

    Well done with all the temping food at the fair! And even bigger kudos for the weight loss! I'm so proud of all your hard work.

I have to agree with six! Your cakes are a marvel to behold. I bet they taste as fabulous!


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SIXFULLERS 8/22/2009 10:44AM

    Congrats on the losses! And Holly, your cakes are absolutely STUNNING!

I'm headed to our state fair tomorrow. I printed off their food vendors so I could find something healthy. This may be quite a stretch.... But I'll take a page from your book and go easy on the "not so good for me" things. :)

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LEAVNTHEW8BHIND 8/20/2009 11:33AM


It's so tempting at the fair! At least there's a lot of walking involved when you go there!

Congrats with the Drs appt. - that's great too!

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RAINEMARIE 8/20/2009 11:13AM

    My dear friend, what an awesome job you are doing. I got to drive by the fair gate, but we were on our way to PS and dinner at brothers so I couldn't come in. I was straining to look for you as we drove by...did you feel the tingling. Soon friend, soon we are going to get together. I'm afraid it will have to be a weekend though as my time off at work is pretty well spoken for. I cannot believe you stopped with only 1/3 poutine etc. I know how much you love that stuff. The heat probably helped, I don't know about you, but it doesn't make me feel like eating much and it was so ooooo hot last week. You keep up the good work!
Luv ya

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DISPATCH91 8/20/2009 9:31AM

    Excellent Dr. visit, hope the next one is even better. I can't do the heat very well any more. You are going to be one busy lady with your baking. Show us some pics of your creating sometime, I know I would love to see them.

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FRANCESCANAZ 8/20/2009 8:49AM

    Well, my story is I met my sister for lunch at local high priced restaurant and gained 5 pounds of water retention due to the salt in the food. No biggie. I only do it once a year. HATE THAT SODIUM! Glad to hear you did so well at the fair!

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CATIATM 8/20/2009 1:36AM

    That's a dress size, Holly! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 8/19/2009 10:08PM

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/19/2009 10:01PM

    Holli, you are great, lost 15 just great. And cakes around! If I do have sweety , ....
And there is so much work to do. You are really great person.
Good Luck with your cakes.

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    Great news on the doc visit! Woot! I'm glad you're down! And you were so successful with the fair food...all that temptation and you only had a taste! Woot!

Good luck with the cakes!

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SUETINGE 8/19/2009 9:09PM

    Glad your weight is down!

August has been hot here, too, after a cooler than normal July. Sounds like weird weather all around.

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KIMCATUS 8/19/2009 9:07PM

    Great news from the doc!! Not much going on down! But I'm like Jetter4...I hate winter!!! Hubby bought me a snuggie the other day for when it gets cold her...LOL

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HRDWLBY 8/19/2009 8:53PM

    So glad your weight is down, Holly! We have the same thing with the weather. It was 88 here today and we had the coolest July on record. Crazy Summer!


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RAINEMARIE 8/19/2009 8:41PM

    That is such great news Holly! I was up there most of the week and was hotter than I don't even know ...we don't normally get that much hot. I drove my sister and nephew by the fair, I so wanted to come in and try to find you, but I was taking them to "the park" for the dinner from hell....but they are back in new mexico and had a great time. and you? 15 that is good news. Keep up the good work friend! At least you have a week at the lake coming up..or are you there now? What lake is it anyway?

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JETTER4 8/19/2009 8:38PM

  Well - yours seems pretty full. But unlike you - I love summer and all it stands for. My kids are home from college - I love fresh summer veggies and fruit. I HATE WINTER

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three pounds!!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

YAY!! i lost 3 pounds this week! and the tower cake is done and delivered, my big wedding cake for next weekend cancelled, so for the first time in YEARS i dont have to be up all night every night of fair week
I AM worried about the food at the fair. i work there, as an announcer for the horse and goat shows. lets see,,,,there's fried dough with maple fudge and chocolate fudge and nuts. fried ravioli, cotton candy. burgers and doggers and..omg...gasp...poutine. and fried oreos and fried twinkies...
ok so lets narrow it down. i can do without the doggers and burgers. never tried fried oreos or twinkies so what i dont know wont hurt me and no need to find out huh?
poutine...thats another story. heart attack on a plate and i love the stuff...maybe if i got ONE SMALL through the whole 9 days it would be ok. Fried dough..ok. if i got ONE with half choc fudge and half maple...and i only ate a few bites and gave the rest away do you think i'd be ok?
if i begged the guy who brings us food to PLEASE find me SOMETHING not fried and greasy? seems these fairs dont know how to make a turkey sandwich or a salad....

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FITTYTIF 8/13/2009 1:27PM

    WAY TO GO ON THE 3LBS. I am jealous. LOL

As for the fair! SHARE! And can you pack some snack of your own? I know not as fun and personally I might pack it but never eat it!

Another idea is get there a little early and scope out the booth and then send the person with a better idea.

I know our fair has crepes that you can get a pretty good fillings in and YUMMMY! And we also have lots of corn another favorite of mine.

Hope that helps.

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SIXFULLERS 8/12/2009 8:52AM

    Way to go on the -3!!!

Do they HAVE healthy food at the fair? I thought anything not fried was banned...

Portion control is key and you have a plan so you're on the right track. And if you slip, it is one slip (or 9 days worth of slip) but not the end of the road. You're way too strong for that!

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/10/2009 6:22PM

    I would take full litter of TAIslim and go to gym for seven days a week if I can, but i cannot give up Funnel cake! So I cannot give up any other food that I did not try.
You are great, you lost 3 pounds. I did not lose even one! I do not go to fair week just because I do not have one around or I do not know where it is. If I do I will try all what I see, just cannot keep myself under control.
As you see I am not really good adviser.

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HRDWLBY 8/10/2009 3:44PM

    First, Congratulations on the 3 lbs!!! Good luck at the festival! I went to a wine tasting festival on Friday. I ate healthy for my main food, but had to have an elephant ear which I shared with my DH. They are soooo good!


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HRDWLBY 8/10/2009 3:42PM

    I went to a wine tasting festival Friday night. I ate healthy for my main food but I had to have an elephant ear. Those are my weakness.


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  Wow, I have a hard time when I go to festivals for just a day! :/
I try to look on the festival website to see who the food vendors will be (sometimes it even lists what they serve) and plan from there.
My best options recently have been falafel sandwich (no sauce, no feta, please!), bean soup in a bread bowl (I only eat part of the bowl), and a grill place where they had a separate grill for portobellos and sweet corn.

I always bring granola bars and such in my purse to either substitute for a meal or keep me from hunger till I go home. :P
If you have to have something bad, maybe try splitting it with someone. :/

Gosh, good luck!!

And congratulations on the 3 lbs, that's amazing!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/9/2009 11:57AM

    Geez Doxy I want to go to YOUR fair!! there IS a booth that makes fruit smoothies i know the fair board wont spring for that they are expensive.
Coke bought the grandstand and digital signs for the fair so no booth can sell anything but coke products. so when they bring us a cooler of drinks there is nothing diet but coke and i cant have any caffeine. i have begged for them to get diet sprite but its not on the grounds. so i do bring several thermoses of water and at least i have that!!

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DAMSELFLY_DOXY 8/9/2009 11:43AM

    omg--i gained 12 pounds reading that list! lol but i agree...if you have a bite here and there you will be fine. Our fairs in california have corn on a stick...fab...skip the butter...and we also have asian food booths that do have chicken on a stick (good protein if you can handle the sodium--drink lots of water), we also have some bbq places that do tritip without the bbq sauce. get woked veggies from the asian place and ta da................but you have to have some of the isn't likeyou are going to do it every week. and just knowing that you had some will make it better and show that you have control over the food.

have a blast! and congrats on that loss!

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KIMCATUS 8/9/2009 11:31AM

    Mmmmm fair's some dangerous stuff!! Try to limit yourself to the best of the worst I! I'm not laughing at your dilemma, just laughing cuz I know I would never be able to take my own advice! You're stronger than me though so I know you can do it!!!!

And WOO FREAKING HOO on the 3 lbs!!! That is awesome! Good for you my friend!!

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CASSIEMARY28 8/9/2009 11:13AM

    You gotta give yourself a tiny reward every now and again, right? Just work extra hard after it!

WAY TO GO ON THE THREE POUNDS! That's phenomenal. So proud of you, lady!

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HPTHATBME 8/9/2009 11:07AM

    Congrats on the 3 lbs!!! Also I do hope you have fun at the fair and will hopefully find something not greasy or fried to eat!

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CATIATM 8/9/2009 12:15AM

    Oh, and I forgot the best part -- CONGRATULATIONS on losing 3 lbs!!!

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CATIATM 8/9/2009 12:13AM

    emoticon I hear ya', Holly. I have a real weakness for Fair food. Funnel cake? Here, please! emoticon Anything gooey or full of caramel? I'll take two! *lol*

There's nothing wrong with having a little, or eating it just once during the week. And hopefully there will at least be apples (hopefully not candied!) and some healthy options to keep you going.

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HIPPICHICK1 8/9/2009 12:02AM

    Mmmmmm....poutine. I only eat poutine when someone from back home (MB) comes to visit me where I now live (QC). If you say "poutine" like a Quebecer it comes out more like "put - in" except more like "pu - tin." It's definitely NOT "poo-teen."
If I were you I'd invest in a small cooler and bring my own food! I can' imagine that any of what you described will do your guts any good. And by that I mean, where's the fibre??!
Good Luck!!

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SUETINGE 8/8/2009 10:02PM

    Great job on the loss and the cake! Hope you can find something good at the fair.

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L*I*T*A* 8/8/2009 9:31PM

    holly why not pack yourself a small cooler and then no worries re the food and you could still have a nibble here and there with no guilt.................great weightloss..............blessings and hugs..............lita

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/8/2009 6:18PM

    lol elephant ears ARE fried dough..just a different name. its supposed to be 90 a cooler wouldnt work. and poutine starts with pou..pronounce pouuu like purse your lips and pouuuu. ok its poo. but still!!

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    I still don't see how anyone can eat anything that starts with poo! emoticon emoticon That would keep me away. As for the rest...maybe get a small on the dough and take a bite and give it away? That way you'd get your taste of it and feel good about sharing!

And if you have a cooler, you could pack it with healthy stuff. Or threaten the guy within an inch of his life and then maybe he'll bring you something not fried. At our fair, it's the elephant ears that get me! We usually get one and share it with the entire gang that goes, usually about 8 people. Fairs are scary places!

Great work on the loss, the cake (which was fab, btw!), and the NO cake next weekend!!

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thank you!!!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Thank you to everyone that so kindly commented on my blog!! Sure makes me feel like i have an army backing me up!!
Today one of my teams started a fruit and vegetable challenge, and i didnt eat much BUT fruits and veggies all day!! I'm hoping for big things this week i will be working at a fair with all kinds of evil smells and foods to tempt me...

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NIGHTSTAR777 8/10/2009 6:25PM

    emoticon Very many emoticon
Do you need a little assistance in your work on a fair? I wish I am with you.... to keep you out of not healthy food. I will 'help 'you with it.

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HIPPICHICK1 8/4/2009 6:30PM

    Oh no! Not the evil smells of candy floss and hot dogs!! Be strong little soldier!

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DDUNKIES 8/4/2009 4:05PM

    i am always happy to lend my support- the Hogwarts team is ALWAYS there for you- take one step at a time- love ya donna

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L*I*T*A* 8/4/2009 3:31PM

    we are right with you cheering you on.................have fun at the fair but don't work to hard...............blesisngs and hugs.................lita

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CATIATM 8/4/2009 1:38PM

    I'm casting you an "aromus patronus"! emoticon

I know it will be hard, but you are so disciplined and determined, Holly. I know you will stay strong! emoticon

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    You bet you have an army! Dumbledore's Army! We're behind you every step of the way!

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SUETINGE 8/4/2009 11:31AM

    You know, you do have an army backing you up. I didn't do too well yesterday, but today will be better.

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KIMCATUS 8/4/2009 9:14AM

    Well, ya did better than me...but I'm hoping to do better today! And of course we're here to back ya up...that's what friends are for!! *hugs*

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FITTYTIF 8/4/2009 1:50AM

    I find getting comments on my page helps me get through those day s I want to throw in the towel. But since I love them so much I also try to give them as much as I can! Good job sticking to plan! I love fruits and veggies, but I have to have a little carbs with them!

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RAINEMARIE 8/3/2009 10:18PM

    Hey Holly, Just a word of caution. I did that once for a week, real heavy on fruits and vegetables, lots of fruit....I was so excited to have stuck to the plan and was looking for a weight loss....and I gained.....fruit = sugar, it worked against me. It was such a downer because I was so proud of having stuck to it so well. Anyway, careful with overloading the fruit and go heavier on the veggies. BTW....last time DAvid and I were in POtsdam we stopped at a restaurant and the had POUTEN on the my whole life living up there I had never heard of it before you talked about having it at the fair, and that certainly was the first time I had ever seen it on a menu. How in the world did we grow up 45 mins from each other and me not even know about pouten when you love it so much. Hope to see you soon, like in next week....!

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