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fresh strawberries

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Went out and checked my strawberries today and have some nice ripe ones. Also have cauliflower ready to be tied up. Today is what I consider our safe frost date so now I'll plant the rest of my garden.

  
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STARTINGALLOVER 5/17/2012 8:20PM

    I love fresh strawberries! I think they are my favorite fruit.. I think so :) I made a grilled chicken salad with fresh strawberries, blackberries, some melon, mushrooms tomatoes spinach and green leafy lettuce... and balsamic vinegar dressing. It was last week and now reading your post I am going to do that again right now.. thanks!! And get that garden planted haha!! yum. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EGRAMMY 5/16/2012 8:23AM

    Sounds so good. emoticon

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 5/16/2012 6:05AM

    Yumm! Enjoy the strawberries!
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CARDAMOMMA 5/15/2012 8:32PM

    Wow, that sounds like so much fun. Enjoy those strawberries!!!

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LITTLEBO 5/15/2012 6:45PM

    Oh, yes. I remember getting up at 7 AM and picking strawberries ... for 3 hours.... everyday. (We had a big patch) Then planting potatoes ... in a lightening storm. And being attacked by a herd of bees while weeding. The fun of farming....
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MEXGAL1 5/15/2012 5:31PM

    Gosh, I foundly remember the days I had a large garden and did a lot of canning and freezing.
good for you!

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It's official

Friday, May 11, 2012

Well it has been a whole week with no tobacco. WOO HOO This was a pretty trying week as well. Seems to work out like that at times, at least for me. Whenever I come to a hurdle Just as I go to cross it Murphy's Law kicks in. Weds. was a really bad day. I wanted my tobacco so bad, but stayed focused on the reason for quitting and made it through. The positive thing about these hurdles is that once we cross them we become a little bit stronger and the next one doesn't seem quite as bad. So anyway. Next week is a piece of gum every 4 hours. Suppose to do that for 2 weeks but may tried to quit sooner. We'll see what the body is saying

  
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MKRUSE34 5/13/2012 8:38PM

    Way to go! Glad to hear that you are doing it. Keep up the good work.

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URLEEC 5/11/2012 4:26PM

    That's great! We're all proud of you.
I'm a respiratory therapist and so I see every day what smoking does to people. It's not just cancer but most all long term smokers get at least a mild case of emphysema or chronic bronchitis, if not more.
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CARDAMOMMA 5/11/2012 10:57AM

    Congratulations! That takes enormous discipline. You are *already* strong.


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MEXGAL1 5/11/2012 10:10AM

    I am so proud of you!!! Tobacco in whatever form is just a nasty habit. you are just going to feel so much better and be so proud of yourself.
Keep up the good fight.
Sallie

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LITTLEBO 5/11/2012 7:43AM

    CONGRATS on staying strong!!!! Way to Go!!!!
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JENNIFERLYNN76 5/11/2012 7:29AM

    Woo hoo! Way to go! I know this week has been rough, and you are right..it will only make you stronger to make it through these trying times!! Great job!

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ANNAMARIE1958 5/11/2012 6:38AM

    Good for you..I know it's tough but you DID get past the first week!..........remember you are doing it to be healthier! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSALERNO 5/11/2012 6:22AM

    THE BEGINNING IS THE WORST. I WORKED OUT ALL THE TIME SO I WOULDN'T BE TEMPTED TO SMOKE.

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 5/11/2012 5:17AM

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That is a HUGE accomplishment!
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confused

Thursday, May 10, 2012

OK women I have to admit I'm confused. If you want to know how much weight he wants to loose, he'll give you a number. They'll say something like I want to loose 50 lbs. Or I want to get to 145. But I see a trend in women that I am confused by. Ask a woman how much weight she wants to loose and your will more than likely hear what size she wants to get to. My own wife has told me she doesn't want to reach her original goal because she will loose her curves and she doesn't want to loose them for me? Confusion sets in. If we are making this journey to get healthy, why the self sabotage. I know that I love my wife for the person she is on the inside. She is at a healthy weight but is letting up for me, a request I never made.

  
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CAMAEL100 5/18/2012 6:20AM

    That is a great post! Has got all us ladies thinking about our insecurities hasn't it?

I have never had a male weight loss buddy before, I think you were the first. I would never even discuss weight or size with them even with my husband though in fairness he has always accepted me as I am. Of course we can manage to see wrong in that as well!!

I do have a goal size but it because I know what weight I will most likely be at that size and I think that is a healthy size. I think this time I am concentrating on a healthy lifestyle more and that is what is keeping me going and succeeding. I also am 100% sure I need to do this for myself as I know that when I feel like I look good, then I do look good and give off a positive image. When I don't feel good about myself then nothing looks good on me no matter what size!

Your wife shouldn't do it for you because as well as it not being good for her, I suspect that it puts you under a bit of undue pressure as well. Maybe she is using you as an excuse and wants to relax a bit. However as an earlier comment said it is not a matter of relaxing, if it is a lifestyle change then one has to keep it up! But whatever choice she makes she needs to take ownership of it and if she prefers being curvy then that is what she should be.

I think men are more practical when it comes to weight loss but also I think you have less issues with weight like it going up 4 pounds in the space of a week with food not being the reason!!!

I am actually finding it good to get male views as I think it makes me a little more practical as we tend to attach too much self-esteem and emotions to the issue!

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LITTLEBO 5/11/2012 9:34PM

    HMMMM. This was most thought provoking to me. Thank you for the post, Doug.

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JENNIFERLYNN76 5/11/2012 7:32AM

    I can't tell you an exact weight because I don't know. The statistics they have on here do not even seem reasonable for me, but maybe they are. I always thought they were too low, but maybe they aren't. I am confused about what weight I want to be at, to be 100% honest. I want to feel healthy and fit..for me and no one else.

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JSALERNO 5/11/2012 6:21AM

    I HAVE TO SAY THAT IF SHE IS HAPPY WITH THE WEIGHT SHE IS AT THEN THAT'S GREAT. I AM HAPPY WITH THE WEIGHT I'M AT ALSO BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN I'M LETTING UP. AS A MATTER OF FACT I WORK HARDER TO KEEP MYSELF AT THIS WEIGHT.

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SALGUOD2 5/11/2012 3:52AM

    Thanks for the comments ladies. What you have said is my point. I have not asked my wife to stay out a certian figure or shape. Society does this. So are we really losing the weight for ourselves or someone else. I agree also that men don't have it as bad a woman with society perception of how they should look. But if this journey isn't about our health then aren't we doomed to failure again. I believe we have got to want to do this for ourselves.

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LITTLEBO 5/10/2012 10:35PM

    I think if I knew the answer, then I wouldn't have spend the last 45 years yo-yoing....Short answer is "I don't know". But from a very young age, girls/women are pummeled with the whole body image thing...."what size are you/" I don't think boys/men are asked that too often.

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ANNAMARIE1958 5/10/2012 10:24PM

    I'm not to worried about my curves...I have had them my whole life... No one has asked me my weight or my size...... It's NOT the weight or the size it's being healthy..that's why I am here. I look at it this way at my age I look pretty dam good and I'm healthier. Some women has to be that very small size I don't. My DH says I'm fine just the way I am....but I want to lose just a few(5) more lbs to be healthier. I'm not getting any younger!




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NOTHIN2IT 5/10/2012 9:52PM

    Well, I think we women associate a certain size with how good we feel. To me, my perfect size would be a 7 which is what I was in high school but I'm not sure what the weight would be exactly. Above everything, a woman wants to feel attractive for herself and for her husband. Even though you love your wife for what's inside, it's not always easy for a woman to believe that. I refuse to tell my husband how much I weigh because I feel like he would be totally disgusted by it....even though he tells me all the time that he loves me and I'm beautiful. Does it make sense? No...but when do we ever? :) Just continue to support her, whatever she decides. emoticon

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 5/10/2012 9:14PM

    I guess that it just boils down to that thing that men never quite 'get' women and we never quite 'get' you guys - but we certainly love you all the same!! My father always told my brothers that if you want a happy life ' never ask a woman her age or weight'!!!
Have a great weekend.
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FAT_2_FAB 5/10/2012 8:25PM

    I have no idea but if I had to give an answer, I'd probably say a certain size generally encompasses a certain weight. Of course height is a factor in that too, but I'd just about guess it's also about being comfortable in a certain size. When I wore a size 12, I hated it. I already knew I weighed more than I wanted because I had never been a size 12 before and that seemed soooo far from where I wanted to be. I have a goal weight but I also have a goal size and for my height, there's no way I can attain the size I want to be and still weigh a number I'm not comfortable with. I'd be comfortable with a size 2/4 over weighing a certain number. In fact, if I could get down to a size 2/4, I may weigh less than my goal weight. For women, a lot of it just has to do with the pressures society places on you to look a certain way and wear a certain size. You seldom hear that so-and-so celebrity weighs x # of pounds - it's always their dress size. Does that make any sense?

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STARLITE777 5/10/2012 8:13PM

  Dont quiet Know what to say Salguod2. Just accepted it for what it is, most women will not tell you, their weight or how much they want to lose. Once I hit 30 I even stop telling people my age when they ask. (which i dont feel is a polite question.) But I will give them a range so they leave me alone. For me, I guess I feel like they are going to Judge me.

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Have I hit the jackpot

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

If I was in Vegas and hit as many 3's in a row on the slots, as I have on the wheel, I would have hit the jackpot, or atleast some extra. Maybe if you hit 10 3's in a row you get 20 extra points.

  
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CARDAMOMMA 5/10/2012 12:05AM

    Any better luck on the bonus wheel?

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LITTLEBO 5/9/2012 2:39PM

    It IS and addiction, isn't it? Go, wheel, Go!!!!
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MEXGAL1 5/9/2012 10:13AM

    Good Luck!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 5/9/2012 7:37AM

    I am the 3 & 5 queen!!

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JENNIFERLYNN76 5/9/2012 7:24AM

    I just love spinning that wheel ha ha

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JSALERNO 5/9/2012 5:45AM

    I know I love it when you get pairs of 2's, 3's, or 5's though. Then one day you'll hit a 20 from no where

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30 day shred

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I started Jillian Michaels 30 day shred today. Oh what fun it is to get your butt kicked.

  
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CARDAMOMMA 5/10/2012 12:06AM

    I'm doing Chalean Extreme and Turbo Fire. Feel the burn!

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JSALERNO 5/9/2012 5:52AM

    emoticon IF I DIDN'T HAVE KNEE PROBLEMS I'D LIKE TO TRY IT.

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URLEEC 5/8/2012 8:22PM

    I just bought that one today because so many people here like it. Haven't done it yet though. Glad to hear she kicked your butt :)
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JENNIFERLYNN76 5/8/2012 8:00PM

    Isn't she great??? :)

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