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Friday, February 14, 2014

Hopefully you can all enjoy what happened at my house this morning!

Back story - I had heard the truck get stuck first, and ran to get my phone. Apparently, while he sat at the bottom of the court he'd called for backup from his coworkers in the Public Works Dept... The LONG version of the video (too long and constantly moving the phone to get this best angle) shows the plow coming just as he's finally getting my lower neighbor's trash - and they finally treated the road with salt.

Hilarious vid, if I do say so myself... can't help but share the laughs with everyone!

& to answer anyone... yes, I did finally call the city (after I'd stopped laughing hysterically) to report the 'theft' LOL & apparently mine wasn't the only one!

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PRINCHESSA 5/18/2014 1:39PM

    Never did get back to this... finally got another one after about the 4th call a month later!

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MILLISMA 2/15/2014 8:32PM

    No wonder you were laughing. Have never seen that happen before!!! emoticon

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    That was funny!!! Loved it!

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GARDENCHRIS 2/15/2014 10:16AM

    that was to funny! did you get your can back??

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PRINCHESSA 2/14/2014 11:41PM

    Funny - I titled this blog thanking my fitbit for keeping me on track as best I could...... seems I tossed it in the laundry basket this morning! Didn't notice until just now as I was changing shirts to ride the bike!

Oops! Well, it tracked the 700ish steps BEFORE I got ready for work... and less than 20mins left of today (till midnight). Oh well! Won't hit that 'goal' today - and I walked a lot today!!!

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PRINCHESSA 2/14/2014 10:58PM

    LOL Yup... and just let them argue that it didn't happen... I DARE them ;) I did post it to 2 local news channel's on FB pages as well... spreading the laughter!

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KAYDE53 2/14/2014 10:52PM

    That was funny & he was supposed to put your can back, I take it!! emoticon emoticon Talk about "Slip Sliding Away" like the song!!

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It's that time again!

Sunday, September 08, 2013

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Been too long again... about 1.5 - 2 weeks I think? I don't remember us doing any mowing last weekend, so it's had to be two!

At a stand still with weight loss - the bike alone the past two weeks without the massive spurts of mowing hasn't cut it... but at least no GAINS... that's enough to keep me happy at this point!

I've barely been sparking at all - just takes up so much time. Trying to focus on the important things, like actual movement and food/choices. I've splurged a bit here and there, but then those splurges are what keep me from talking myself off the bike.

Had a bad week the week before last, felt like I was trying to go into a sinus infection for most of it. Started like a cold.. so a few down days were required. Hoping that helped healing, because I don't feel like it progressed, altho' still having some sinus issues.

Made an egg casserole/quiche/whatever this morning, link to recipe should be in my feed if anyone's interested. Tried to keep it lo carb for hubby (he can control better with that, I cannot as I don't believe it's a lifestyle, life-long change I would succeed with - I can see using it as a kick-start, but I like breads/grains too much!). Eggs, turkey bacon, etc - the nutrition info didn't end up bad, and it tasted OM_NOM!!! I have to thank Mrs Dash mostly for that, and Tyson for the turkey bacon LOL Think it ended up about 260ish calories per serving - and that serving is 1/4 of the square pan I made it in... not bad, and still feel full - unlike if I'd eaten just some bacon/eggs.

Well - best get movin' on to that yard, it's not going to mow itself... well, it didn't last weekend, and now it's going to be really tough I know... blech! & 82 with a dew point at almost 65... 3pm start time is better than noon I guess... but still need to do laundry and many other things this afternoon/evening!

Have a great week!!!

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GARDENCHRIS 9/9/2013 7:41AM

    good for you!

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KAYDE53 9/9/2013 12:04AM

    Breakfast sounds good! Good luck with your mowing; haven't had to mow much around here, been so dry!

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MILLISMA 9/8/2013 8:49PM

    I love to make the crustless quiche and they are filling.

Be careful mowing that lawn. I will be doing mine tomorrow.

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    I'm thinking of trying to make some quiche. I have never done it but have tasted some I like.

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/8/2013 5:20PM

    Your breakfast dish sounds yummy. I'm with you, can't give up all my carbs, life is just too short!!!!!

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THINAGIN2 9/8/2013 4:37PM

    We have had to mow more this summer than we did in the last 4 years. We've had a little more rain this year. When we mow the whole thing we plan on 3 days and it's getting to be almost too much for us. Hope that all goes well for you!

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Think I need new glasses (contacts) Or Earth's Gravitational Pull isn't working...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Didn't even get to sleep 8 hours yet... before the bladder waking me - I'd like a do-over at the Doc's scale NOW! LOL OMG - did everyone else lose over night? Afraid if I go back to bed for another 2 hrs (to make the 8 that I usually can finally muster on Fri>Sat!)... but wasn't it...

Fri 5.4, then 4.2, then 3.4?
Sat 1.2????? Without having had my 8hrs sleep yet??? If I sleep a lil' more, will it be even lower?

OK, I did NOT void THAT MUCH weight... where was it? Did the earth's Gravity shift last night? I just hopped back up from the blog - to go check it again. Still the same reading. What???

Am I still asleep? And dreaming? Dream-blogging? If I wake up and this is still here, I'm going to freak!!!

I didn't go sweat buckets at the gym in my sleep, did I? *counts fingers and toes* All appendages are still intact. Hair is all still here. Actually have on the exact t-shirt/capris that I'd had on yesterday morning - if anything they should be heavier with the grime of all day yesterday. Did I wear them thin? LOL

I'm just in shock that the scale actually moved that much OVERNIGHT... (Curiosity had me last night, and when I'd weighed after the 1hr nap yesterday afternoon - I think it was at 3.6).

OK, frightful thought - did 2-4 pounds of my muscle turn into fat last night? They say muscle weighs more... LOL

It's just so amazing how the body works - I mean... did hubby inject some helium during my sleep? Where/When did that few pounds go overnight? :)

Please don't take this wrong, but I do hope it's me, and not earth's gravitation changing! What say all of you??? It can't be just me - not this much overnight!!!

(Hubby just got up and is 2# lighter than yesterday!) So, yeah... at least in this region, I'm leaning towards gravitational shift LOL.

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KAYDE53 8/28/2013 11:54PM

    I usually lose overnight. I always think maybe if I stay in bed long enough, I could wake up or get up at my ideal weight!! emoticon Wonder how long that would take??

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MILLISMA 8/28/2013 4:32PM

    Whatever caused it, enjoy!!!! emoticon

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_VALEO_ 8/26/2013 1:39AM

    I think I am going to relocate in your area... The gravity in mine doesn't flatter me at all! emoticon

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JANTWO 8/26/2013 12:36AM

    Way to go!!!!

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BLITZEN40 8/25/2013 11:11PM

    No one can explain the mysteries of the scale. Lots of theories out there (I liked yours about wearing your clothes thin!) but basically none of them so tried and true they can be established as fact. But the important thing is that you're losing weight and that's great, so celebrate! emoticon

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SPARKCHANTAL 8/25/2013 5:48AM

    celebrate !

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PRINCHESSA 8/24/2013 5:57PM

    Yeah, may be normal - as in normal where an hour after I get up, a pound or two higher is normal... end of day, 5 pounds is normal... but technically from last weekend - thru all week, wake up weighings were higher - didn't expect to see today go down 4 # from last Sunday :) (I think it was last Sat am I forgot to hop on the scale at waking - so I couldn't really judge the official weigh-in day until Sunday).

Have mowed the WORST front corner, had to go over stuff 3-4 times each it was so awful. Then started on Chrissy's... and the darned apple trees have shed/dropped so many apples, it's a mine field for twisting ankles, and impossible to mow through! I did the toughest parts (around/under deck, picnic table, apple tree), then hubby actually sneaked out there on my break, and did a good portion of it... I finished it off and at 106 minutes, boy am I done for the day.

Hoping the few twists and slips didn't hurt my back (yeah, hurts now, but almost always does after that hard of a workout!!!

WHEW! Now, off to shopping for a case for my new Envy x2... some healthy foods, and DINNER!!!!!!!! Then, back to the grind tomorrow - still have back yard, and wanna do front before it gets as bad as the other 3 got!

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    LOL. Plus or minus 4 pounds is considered normal as water moves in and out of cells. Maybe you ate a food that is a natural diuretic.

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WHOVIANGIRL23 8/24/2013 1:19PM

    Haha well I didn't step on the scale this morning so I don't know. But I have had that happen before, it's the greatest! Congrats!

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Great Results x2 (a long one...)

Friday, August 23, 2013

First - couldn't remember the TIME of my Doc appt, and office/phones don't get answered until 8am. I was praying that the appointment wasn't that early - or I'd be rescheduling! When I called and found out it wasn't until 9:30, WHEW! Was I relieved! I still hadn't even showered yet, so that gave me time. Of course, out of curiosity... upon waking (and voiding the bladder), I was at xx5.4#. That was fine, as last week Thurs afternoon it was xx0.0 at his office. Looked like I was definitely going to be on track for losin' per his scale. I was happy.

Post-shower, with wet hair... I was curious, so I hopped on again. What? xx4.2? Well, I'll be! That's never EVER happened before. Was I carrying around that much weight in grime???? Well, hubby would joke that was the case. I'm guessing that this pair of capris are lighter, and this t-shirt lighter... I think I've found the outfit to wear EVERY visit to his office ;) & every weigh-in! Now, that's without shoes.

I'm guessing the hair dried as much as the extra shoe weight - because I hit his scale and it was xx3.4/6!!! Well well! If this weight stays gone for tomorrow morning, I'll actually get to update a few sites and celebrate another pound or more! Wahoo!!!!!

Oh, funnier still... as I raced into the office running late, I passed my Doc heading out following a patient. I giggled, and he stood there and said he was the equivalent of a WalMart greeter... welcome to his office. LOL I headed up and signed in at the desk, then sat to wait, figuring whew, I wasn't the only one running behind! (yeah, still ran late even after verifying the time with plenty of time!)

Blood work? He was ecstatic! LDL down 20 more points... HDL up... oddly (to me) - this time no protein in urine... that was the trigger to send to the kidney specialist. But, things like that can happen - so yeah, not like I'm 'healed' I guess. Next appt with her isn't for several months now anyway. I was a bit worried about the BP - esp since I was laughing and carrying on with his nurse (yay, his usual one was back today - I really like her, very personable and friendly - and not a stick-figure heheh)... but as she was leaving, she couldn't stop saying how 'great' I looked today... guess she noticed the weight loss (for her it was about 4 months since she'd seen me - so yeah, good progress!). Also was worried because it's been now over a week and a half since I'd taken that last Cozaar, figured it'd be up a bit. But, he said it was 120/78? I think, I know the bottom was 78 anyway - which is so much more back to what mine has been my entire life. Never was under, never over - always was 120/80. Guess we could chalk that up to lazy nurses maybe? LOL His basic assessment was - keep doin' what you're doing!

Heck, I've ONLY been doing 30mins usually on the bike, last few weeks haven't been able to mow much (between the back pain and the weather) - just the one section at a time, here and there. Today, I was hoping to mow between our appointments, but it was clouding up and figured, eh - not happening. So, as also planned, I stopped at Office Depot after my appt, to check out an HP Convertible laptop/tablet that we were considering for our inspectors at work. I figured, it would make a dandy reward for my progress so far (actually 30# from the highest high point - but that's been pretty much all week already, 'bout time I get a reward!). It's on sale thru tomorrow for $100 off. I bit! I now own a Windows 8 computer... have only set up one Win8 tablet for one of my coworkers... learning it as I went (good thing I'm quick to pick up tech things, maybe that's why I'm in that field LOL). It's the HP Envy x2 - if'n you're looking for such a device, I can attest after a few hours of playing/setup - I'm quite impressed. Small 'n light 'nuff (compared to my ancient Motorola Xoom Android tablet - which I will be toting along with this one most likely)... I love it! GREAT reward on a GREAT day!

Yeah, back still givin' me fits, but didn't think about it when with Doc... of course not! Too much giggling and cutting up today!

Chrissy weighed in at 72#!!!! I'm not the only one who needs to shed a few pounds ;) Her hind quarter is really showing it (altho' she's got a lot of fluff/fur, too, it's not 'all fluff' LOL). She had a great checkup as well - eyes, ears, teeth, heart rate (altho' that had to be hard to judge, because she loves them so much and was so overexcited and panting like mad - I swear these folks must bathe in bacon cologne or something, the way dogs love them!). Negative on heartworm (of course) and fecal was good... all good! She has had a lot fewer allergic reactions this past year, at least none that prolonged and required treatment for ear infection, or like the one time, her belly was all broken out - think that had more to do with meds she was on for a bladder infection - or just odd timing. After all that mess, was when I switched vets to her current one. Heard also too many other pets lost that went to our old one, due to lack of proper diagnostic testing mostly. Heck, we'd buried 3 pets since I've been down here. Granted, my pup was 16 when I moved us here... cat lived until 2 wks before her 20th bday, just about 2 months after we lost his pup that was around 16 also). All three, I'm wondering, could have lived even healthier, longer if signs might have been seen earlier on. Love this place, even tho' I think they're lacing themselves with bacon to make the dogs love them! Chrissy perked up in the back seat as we pulled in! When going to the old vet, NONE of them were 'happy' to be going... getting Kiki out of her crate was next to impossible without bloodshed from claws or teeth. Chrissy - bounces all over these folks, happy as ever to see them!

OK... so, gettin' too close to midnight for comfort here - and I still need to get on the bike. Yeah, hubby finally got home late from work, after moving their offices this week - and we went out to eat... I need to ride the bike, then determine what HALF of my order came out to so I can log it. Surely not that bad, barely touched the sour cream nor the ancho ranch on the side ;) Pretty tasty quesadillas tho', I must say! I'm sure it put me right about to mid-range for today... I tried to do very well today, so the scale makes me happy in the morning!!!

Hope all my SparkBuds are doing great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PRINCHESSA 8/24/2013 6:20PM

    LOL yeah, but the last 2 weeks there hasn't been enough opportunity to mow - and 5/7? days the week before last, I had almost zero activity - hit the bottom of my fitbit friends on that list LOL Workin' my way back up to the middle... while workin' on my middle!

Just amazing that eating more, and working out less - lost 4 pounds... they say 'break the plateau' - most people tend to think they mean to kick it up ten notches... but sometimes doing just the opposite can actually work. Change period, can work to shock the system - thank God! LOL

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POMATOJUICE 8/24/2013 5:43PM

    You say "just" 30 min on the bike, but you're also out there (back permitting) dragging a heavy ass lawnmower all over hill & dale! These types of things also count as exercise :D

Glad to hear your appointments went well. It's kinda nuts that both you and Chrissy has appointments on the same day. I feel lucky if I can get into my doc within 2 months of calling for the appointment :P I don't know about you, but it feels great going to the doc now and not getting scolded for my weight!

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MAUITN 8/24/2013 10:37AM

    Fantastic check-up! emoticon

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JUSTME29 8/24/2013 10:04AM

    Sounds like a good day all around! Isn't that always the way, something is bothering you all week but then you forget to tell the doctor about it. Weird how that works.

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LOUIE-LILY 8/24/2013 9:01AM

    Great results at the doc office! I'll use you as my example!

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KAYDE53 8/23/2013 11:59PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Sounds like good results all around on these doctor visits!

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Can't seem to reply to last blog, so here it is :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

LOL Teams... gah - barely finding time to even just pull up recent posts to reply in the few - let alone see who's posted new posts in the teams...

I'm sure things will have to calm soon - they HAVE to!!!

Thank you all for the well wishes for tomorrow! Back was a lil' too sore to risk mowing tonight - hinted to hubby, but he didn't budge. Tomorrow's forecast includes >50% chance of storms with a cold front moving in. Don't even guess I'd be able to mow between appointments if I wanted to. So, will probably hit a store or two on way home from my appt, before coming home to get Chrissy ready for hers!

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PRINCHESSA 8/23/2013 8:54PM

    LOL Jules! I know - but y'no, as far as that goes - I do put me first... but do try to at least respond in the few games threads ;) I consider them stress relief - and now... on to build tonight's blog... results of a great day!

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SENATOR9 8/23/2013 8:37PM

    you take care

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MARGARITTM 8/23/2013 10:24AM

    #1 take care of yourself!

Please do let us know how it goes WHEN YOU CAN!

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MILLISMA 8/23/2013 9:08AM

    Make sure you let us know how you are doing....and Chrissy also. Hugs to you and Chrissy!!!

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I know how you feel. Sometimes, as the leader of a couple of teams I feel like I HAVE to reply to the posts when sometimes I'd just rather go to bed.

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