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Day 11 & 12

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I fell asleep last night before I could post my blog but I did manage to get in 15 minutes on the treadmill, which is better than 0!

Today I did 31 minutes on the treadmill.
Today is our Friday, the last day of the work week. It's also the start of my DH's 2 week vacation from work. It's the muslim holiday when BILLIONS and Billions of religious people from all over the world converge on Saudi Arabia to perform their muslim religious rites, the Hajj or Pilgrimage. About 1/3 of them come with no intention of leaving so they live illegally here. DH said we're going to try and clean up some of the clutter around and do a deep clean. That will set the cats off in a panic mode, LOL.

Tomorrow is the weigh in for my Biggest Loser challenge so I hope I have lost at least a pound.

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NORASPAT 10/18/2012 4:26PM

    Let us hope tomorrow it is a loss for you. DH and i just watched a amovie and at the last few seconds the doorbell rang, I had to open the door and excuse myself to watch the final scene. Happily my friend did not mind and she will put in on her netflix list. We had afternoon tea but i have not been baking scones so i had to put out nuts and Craisins along with some huge medgool dates. I ate some too so that might just have to be dinner around here. I usually have scones in the freezer but let the freezer empty so I could de-frost it. HUGS Pat in Maine.

I am wondering what you will be eating next week!

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MRSAGAIN2 10/17/2012 7:21PM

    Good luck with the influx of visitors.

Cheering for you with regards to your weigh in!

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NORASPAT 10/17/2012 6:06PM

    I hope you have lost at least a pound too. My scale says I did but I prefer to see it that way again next week since this has been along plateau.
I hope you are able to get lots of things done during the vacation time it must be difficult to do any travelling with so many pilgrims in the country, HUGS Pat in Maine.

HUGS, enjoy the days with hubby again. Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day 10-wow

Monday, October 15, 2012

Today is good, I don't know what I did or ate but I feel good today, lots of energy. I've only done 10 minutes on the treadmill so far but I plan on doing more later. I used my barbell weights today too, up and down stairs several times compared to once a week, cleaned and straightened up, put up several of my Halloween cross stitch pieces around the house.

I fixed Chicken and dumplings from a Richard Simmons recipe, that is a favourite of ours with Strawberry and spinach salad. Chave enough chicken left over for dinner tomorrow.

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JIBBIE49 10/17/2012 5:33AM


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FLUTTERBY4JC 10/15/2012 6:27PM

Keep up the great work!

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NORASPAT 10/15/2012 4:31PM

    Woo-Hoo that is so much better, perhaps ou are getting a little more aclimatised now you are back there with DH. Good job and stick with it let me know how you are doing one pound at a time. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day 9

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Well sadly my Yankees lost on Saturday and Derek Jeter fractured his ankle and is out for the season, at least he will be well rested for Spring training. The game is on as I write this and it is 11:27PM so I don't think I will stay up much longer, I am really trying to get to bed earlier so I can get back on track.

I was a slug today, I only got 10 minutes on the treadmill and that was about 1/2 hour ago emoticon

220 days until I am back home in the USA but it's too early to count.

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BRENDAGAIL9 10/15/2012 12:13PM

    I've always heard that it's how you play the game, not whether you win or lose. I don't follow sports. I went to all my children's games and enjoyed them but all the hullabaloo over all the teams and the exorbitant salaries they earn really turn me off. I know lots of people love to watch and get together. I am sorry to hear your Yankees lost. There's always another game, another day.

The days will go by fast and you will be back in the States before you know it. Use your time wisely. emoticon

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NORASPAT 10/14/2012 9:27PM

    Come on you must be a bit more enthusiastic, you can do it. Try not to beat your situation up, you have been there a lot of years and I hope you can allow yourself to be happy with your crosstitch and happy with your healthier journey.
Sorry your Yankees lost whatever it was, I am not in to Sports.
Keep blogging we are here for you any time at all.
I like to think of you the way I met you, Happy and chatty, way to go please?
I will be looking out for a nice note from you and then we can really be in touch.
HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HJFOGARTY 10/14/2012 6:26PM

    those 220 days will move quickly! and sorry about your team - take care of you!

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Day 8

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Woo Hoo, the Yankees beat Baltimore and moved up to the American League Championship Series, game 1 is Saturday evening but it won't come on until 3AM my time and I'm just getting over jet lag so I don't think I will get up to watch.

I got on the treadmill again today and did 31 minutes and 1.3 miles at a pace of 2.8MPH. I did up the speed to 3.3 for a little bit and a jog but had to slow down. No strength training today-BAD BAD me, but I will get that done on Sunday.

I really wish I knew what was going on with the water deal, it went off at the same time again this morning and was off for 3 hours. I don't know if the compound is doing that for water saving but it's a pain in the ass!

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NORASPAT 10/13/2012 10:39PM

    You have plenty of time to get it all done.
We are in NY with family for my birthday and I am hoping to drive to Bridgton from here si we will go down route 26 abd that uis near Silver lake and Madison.

((((HUGS)))) I will be thinking of you. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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68ANNE 10/13/2012 8:28PM

    It'll come

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Day 7

Friday, October 12, 2012

Not much today, it's our Sunday. We did go grocery shopping early this morning before the crazies got out. Got home and had no running water, it's like they shut off the water every day at the same time for a couple hours and today was laundry day. I did manage to get all 4 loads of laundry done thought. Also got some cleaning done, other than that, nothing exciting.

Saturday is back to the treadmill and dumbbells!

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BRENDAGAIL9 10/13/2012 11:46AM

    Why do they turn the water off everyday. Sounds crazy to me.

Enjoy your day, whichever one it is.

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RD03875 10/12/2012 4:09PM

    Our Weekends are Thursday and Friday so Thursday and Friday here are like Saturday and Sunday in the real world. Friday here is the holy day when they have a Friday sermon in the mosques so we call it Sunday.
Our work week is Saturday-Wednesday. It gets confusing when I am home in the real world.

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NORASPAT 10/12/2012 3:48PM

    I amconfused with this one it says it is friday and you say it is Saturday but that is your sunday.
Are you messing with my head.
I am trying to use the touch pad but boy it is harder to do than the mouse.
Both are connected but the touch pad keeps moving even when the computer moves. I wish i could do a better job.
We are still hoping to go to NY for my birthday tomorrow but now it might b e snowing, It sure is cold here right now. We finally broke down and put the heat on.
I talked to Cheryl today she is getting more requests for her art work now, she is illustrating children's books. I am so happy for her. I think they have had sprinkles of snow. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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