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A Fantastic Week

Friday, October 21, 2011

First, I missed posting a blog last week--

Goals for week 3

to be down 2 or 3 pounds ...was up 2/10th pound

walk DJ 5 of 7 days accomplished

be more selective when eating out ...accomplished

weigh in on Thursday at TOPS


Week 4

Goals for week 4---

to be down 2 or 3 pounds....down 1.8 pounds

walk DJ 5 of 7 days not accomplished...walked 2 or 3 days

be more selective when eating out ...accomplished...ate veggies and salad

weigh in on Thursday at TOPS...done


Goals for week 5

to be down 2 or 3 pounds

walk DJ 5 of 7 days

be more selective when eating out

weigh in on Thursday at TOPS


The most fantastic thing this week was Maria hearing from Andy. We haven't heard from him since 1994. He is my first grandchild. Maria placed her boys up for adoption in 1994 and was under court order to not to attempt to contact them until they were 18. We have been looking for them for 7 years now ever since Andy turned 18, he is 25 now. We hope to get to Michigan to see him sometime soon. We will continue to look for the other 3 boys who are young men now...Tommy is 23, Joshua is 22, and Jamie is 21.

God has really blessed our family this week.

  
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/22/2011 1:07AM

    Great work on the goals and fantastic news on your grandson, you must be so exicted and happy
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Anjay

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JUNEBUG150 10/21/2011 10:54PM

    That is such wonderful news about your Grandson! Has he tried to find his brothers? or do you know? Praying for you. Good going on the goals, I haven't been very good, I blogged about it: "Sabateur?" Hugs, Melody

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Week 1 aboard the Goal Achieving Express

Friday, October 07, 2011



This week was somewhat successful as I took off the 4 pounds of fluid weight and learned that I have to say no seasonings when I eat out.

Today I am not swollen up or puffy.

Ready to work on next weeks goals.

Goals for week 2:

to be down 2 or 3 pounds

walk DJ 5 of 7 days

be more selective when eating out

weigh in on Thursday at TOPS

Blog either Thursday afternoon or Friday on progress, stumbling blocks, and/or lessons

  
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/22/2011 1:05AM

    Congrats on the weight loss, love your pictures so cute!!Keep up the great work!
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Anjay

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JUNEBUG150 10/20/2011 1:17PM

    Just getting around to reading everyone's blogs! Sorry, it's been a while since I've had time to. Congratulations on the weight loss! I'm doing so well as you will see if you read my blog, so I will try again in November with the same goals (but I'm not giving up on this month, for the time being). Hugs

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car buying saga

Thursday, October 06, 2011


Now sit back relax grab your snacks because here comes my saga with the chevy dealership.

Last Tuesday, while waiting for Maria's (daughter) car to get serviced and inspected, we decided to prowl the lot. We happened upon a nice looking chevy uplander minivan. I drove it--it drove and sounded very good. Inside was in good condition and the tires were good. I wanted Roger (Maria's husband and a mechanic) to see, drive, and listen to it before I decided. The salesman got a little pushy at that point which was beginning to make me uncomfortable. The main problem with the van was a cracked windshield. The crack was across the whole windshield and in the line of vision. He said that if I wanted the van I would have to fix the windshield. This made me even more uncomfortable. We were supposed to go back Friday for Roger to see the van. The three of us did not feel well so we didn't go. I called the dealership on Tuesday to tell them we would be there Wednesday. Well, it took several minutes for them to even answer the phone, then I got put on hold. While on hold, I heard several clicks in the phone like they were transferring me around then after being on hold for 7 or 8 minutes I was disconnected. By this time I'm fuming. I called back and told the lady to never mind that if this was the kind of treatment I was getting I didn't want the car. She immediately got the manager on the phone--I told I was angry and if I sounded rude then I will apologise ahead of time. He asked what was wrong so I told him about the windshield. I said I didn't feel that I should have to pay to fix it on a car I bought form them. He said they would fix it. I asked if there was a spare tire--he said he would make sure there was one. I gave him a couple of other demands and he agreed to all of them. I told him we would be there Wednesday (the next day) between 10:30 and 11 AM.

When we arrived yesterday, the salesman left us standing in the show room while he spent 20 minutes running around the lot in a golf cart looking for the van---it was gone. They had hauled it to auction after I called them. Then he spent another 20 minutes looking for another van to show me. I took one look at it and told him I didn't want it. He asked why--it had leather seats. I have a dog with nails. Then he said we can put cloth seat covers on it for you. I promptly and emphatically (a little miffed) told that if I had wanted cloth seat covers I could go to Walmart and buy them. Then he said we can put cloth seats in it for you. First he told us the van was driven by a little old lady and the back seat had never been sat on. I said --sure I really believe that---the van was a 2002 with 100,000 miles on it. Then he said well the seat hasn't been used more than 5 or 6 times.

To top things off--he blatantly denied telling me I would have to pay for the windshield on the other van. He had said this in front of my daughter. We both jumped on him and said you most certainly did--he kept denying that he had said this. By the way he said several times they could get the van back from auction.

WE left....needless to say I am done with this dealership...

Now that I've written a book--here's my good news---I was down 4 pounds at TOPS weigh in this morning---nearly all the fluid weight I was up last week...and I won the weekly fruit basket for losing the most weight for the week

Are you bored yet????

Elsie

Praise the Lord for spell check---5 spelling errors....LOL

  
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/22/2011 1:03AM

    Aren't dealerships wonderful lol!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/6/2011 9:22PM

    Love your story .... congrats on the weight loss ..... walking around used car lots is great exercise .... Roc
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Goal Achieving Express---day 2

Monday, October 03, 2011



I feel that I am off to a good start on my goals, of course weigh in on Thursday will tell the real story.

I did well eating at the buffet today---only took small bites of items, ate slow, and got full. Drank lots of water too. For supper, I made whole wheat spaghetti with ground turkey and green beans.

Progress report will be either Thursday afternoon or Friday.

  
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/3/2011 10:04PM

    good start Elise, I have made healthy choices to day as well, what a great idea this was of yours,
have a great evening
hugs
Anjay

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Sunday is the day

Friday, September 30, 2011



We have been gifted with another beautiful day.

As I suspected, my weight gain was fluid. I poured down the water yesterday and am down 4 pounds this morning.

Sunday October 2, will be the beginning of my October goals. I thought Sunday was a good day to start since it is the beginning of the week.

  
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