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Can't Believe My Eyes - It's Actually Raining! (After 4 year drought)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Well, it's not pouring, but any rain is good. I looked outside and hardly recognized why it was wet on the ground. Can't even remember when it rained last. San Diego is in a very bad drought with water rationing, so I hope this is the start to a rainy season to refill our dried-up lakes and reservoirs.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

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FLMOMX2 11/29/2009 8:23AM

    emoticon Praying you get lots of rain and need umbrellas daily.

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WOLFSPIRITS 11/29/2009 3:24AM

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LOOSEINGIT 11/28/2009 7:13PM


OH!!!OH!!! OH!! HAPPY DAY I couldnt imagine 4 years with out rain..I think here in Ky was one of the wetest springs in quite some time ...I didnt think it would ever quit..but we say that lightly here to..because we have summers when it gets pretty dry here too..

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/28/2009 11:23AM

    Jesse I lived through a 7 year drought in northern AZ. It was still in drought stage when I left but a few years ago I called a friend there and was surprised to hear it was RAINING regularly again! Good news! TC and Stay WET! Lol Laurie

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/28/2009 10:05AM

  What's up Jesse - Did you notice that with the wind chill factor some of the rain becomes hail intermittently? WOW! My poor little plumeria trees...dey misses too. Aha there are blues skies already. Must've caught a patch in the middle of the storm. BTW - check out the beach if possible. Huge waves from some storm system somewhere are pounding the beaches. I spent some time yesterday afternoon checking them out. Aloha ~ Maya (Viva Coastal Southern California - the Coastal Desert!)

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KIZIDOG 11/28/2009 9:56AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I did get some killer bargains, although we don't go for the high ticket items as there is 1 for every 200 people wanting them. We got stuff like games, t-shirts, a robe for my honey, pillows, towels, etc. very boring stuff but stuff for 1/2 or more off and stuff that we needed.
Glad you are getting some rain, we could use less of it up here in the north part of the country. So I will be glad to share the wealth-they don't call this the evergreen state just for our trees (lol)
Hope you are doing better than you were yesterday.
All the best,

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    I'm in WT TN and we've had entirely too much rain the past few months...we must've been getting your rain.

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LADYIRISH317 11/28/2009 9:49AM

    You must live in California. I'm up North (Sonoma County), and we're desperate for rain. I hope it keeps up for you.

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BECKYI39 11/28/2009 9:46AM

    I hope the drought is over for you. I live in Michigan and can't imagine a drought for that long. Enjoy the rain!!

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IPILLINI 11/28/2009 9:44AM

  It is amazing to see rain in San Diego. I've visited several times, and it never rained each time I was there.

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Glad It's Over

Friday, November 27, 2009

Suffice it to say, I'll delay weigh-in day a couple of weeks. Yes, I know better. Yes, today was an eating bust. No, I'm not sorry. I guess I'd better leave it at that.

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/29/2009 11:15AM

  BTW - The minute I read the title of this blog Jesse, all I could hear was Handel's Hallelujah Chorus - so I had to acknowledge and watch it...

It was always fun in chorus to sing this.
Hallelujah - let's give thanks that Thanksgiving temptations are over...amen. I did really well by making the spinach salad the main part of my Thanksgiving plate. If I had not planned, it would have ended up more like:
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instead of like this:
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Now I just have been balancing the left-overs so I don't have any keep-overs on my waistline!
emoticon ~ Maya

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    I certainly enjoyed my holiday, I was looking forward to stuffing my face with homemade goodies for far too long to let the day bother me. I was surrounded by great people and enjoyed wonderful food and that's all that matters. I ate pretty well the week leading up to the day, so that was my treat. Once a year is nothing! There are a lot of people (myself included) who have overindulged plenty more than once a year... even more than once a week.. and have still been able to find success.

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DBELLE39 11/27/2009 9:44PM

    Remember tomorrow is a brand new day! Don't worry about the past & any flaws in your diet, just work forward. You can do this.

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SKYEFYR 11/27/2009 5:48PM


Remember something. As long as you don't turn this into a downward spiral you're a winner. You can do it. Get back on track right now! No pushing it off and no regrets. Get back on track and we can move forward together!

I'll get on the scale tomorrow morning and deal with the number if you will. Remember, I wasn't that bad yesterday, but I haven't behaved very well for almost 2 weeks now (and I have deliberately avoided the scale every morning). I am going to miss middle-boychild when he leaves, but I am definitely going to be happy about getting back my normal routine!

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WOLFSPIRITS 11/27/2009 11:33AM

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/27/2009 10:05AM

    So, no slivers today? Hey, dont worry hon. Drink lots of water and start fresh with all the GOOD foods that are leftover and you wont have to weight two weeks (Yes I misspelled it deliberately) Hugs to you for a BETTER, Healthier, TODAY and TOMORROW. Laurie

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 11/27/2009 10:01AM

    Yeah..just get back on the wagon!

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YASSOU1 11/27/2009 2:20AM

    This morning I was on the treadmill for 70 minutes.

Went to dinner and thought the food wasn't worth the calories. Took one bite of a cookie and a bit of pumpkin pie and left it there on the plate to take away. Didn't miss it. Now a bit sick to my stomach on the rest.... ugggh emoticon

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STRIDERGIRL 11/27/2009 1:47AM

  Yup. Loved the meal, the family, the fellowship. Can't get too down about calories in, but tomorrow is a new day!! I have to give myself permission to enjoy a holiday meal without beating myself up!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 11/27/2009 12:42AM

    It's OVER, DONE WITH, get back on the program and you will be just fine. ONE DAY cannot ruin what you've have accomplished. It takes 3,500 unused calories to gain a pound of fat. Give the food time to pass through your system, and you will be back to your normal weight in a few days. Don't stress about it...IT IS OVER!!! Best of luck in reaching all of your health and fitness goals.

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TRON2007 11/27/2009 12:34AM

    That's okay. Don't regret enjoying the holidays. Always remember, one step back, two steps forward. emoticon

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Whatever you are doing today, wherever you're at, and whomever you're with - have a wondeful, fun day full of laughter and joy. If you don't exactly meet your goals, at least just enjoy yourself with no remorse. Shouting out to all of my Sparkfriends to have the best Thanksgiving ever.

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PEPPERCORN2 11/26/2009 8:48AM

    lol! I started out good by walking one miles. Have a great day. emoticon

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GRAYGRANNY 11/26/2009 7:07AM

    You got it!!! I don't plan on over indulging...but plan to enjoy also
Have a Great Thanksgiving yourself!!!!!

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BOO-SHAY 11/26/2009 1:54AM

    The Day is about enjoying yourself and spending time with friends and family. I do plan on indulging a little, but I'm planning on working on portion control, and I also plan on a little extra exercise. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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The Upside to Having Obsessed About Pumpkin Pie For Days...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

... is that I feel as though I've already had it. Now I don't even care. Isn't life strange? (smiling) Or maybe it's just me! In any case, who cares? That's what makes this journey so much fun. Happy Thanksgiving.

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RASCALSMOMMA 11/25/2009 4:20PM

    then I guess you wont need that "sliver" we talked about,hmm? Just teasing; if you still want to indulge a sliver should take care of it! enjoy your week! Laurie

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PEPPERCORN2 11/25/2009 11:19AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I have to say I have already had some pumpkin pie for some reason it does not taste the same as last year. Just not as good. But the cool whip well thats a different story. emoticon Have a good one.

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ITSABOUTME2407 11/25/2009 11:15AM

    I am trying to prepare this mind of mine not to be pig tomorrow will tell ....wishing us all a successful day emoticontrish

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MSLZZY 11/25/2009 10:09AM

    For me, pecan or apple pie would be my "dream" dessert on Thanksgiving. Since I know that neither one is being served, I guess I'll just "dream" LOL! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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IMREADY77 11/25/2009 10:06AM

    Good for you! I wish I could say that! I'm still OBSESSED! emoticon Yummy!

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Exercising More, Managing My Growing Appetite

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just when I have gotten some aspects under control, here comes another challenge. (smiling) Exercising more makes me hungrier. It's that simple. And sticking to healthier foods is a smart choice, but I sometimes feel that all this hard work entitles me to eat whatever I want. I'm hungry and have to learn how to compensate for the hunger. Probably more protein.

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VICIOUS421 11/25/2009 3:42AM

    I know I need to drink plenty of water during and after my workouts or I am starved!

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MSLZZY 11/24/2009 5:51PM

    Reach for the water bottle! Your body wants water and needs it!

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JPVALPO24 11/24/2009 1:31PM

    You are doing great, I read how much weight you have lost since March and it is awesome. I hope I can reach my goal of losing 10 more pounds, but I wanted to do it by January, 10lbs in one month? I don't know if it is possible. Maybe. But I am hungrier after I exercise also, I am also trying to eat more fruit and veggies after I work out. It's better to eat healthy foods when you are really hungry. Maybe try to drink some extra water before and after working out. Have a wonderful turkey day!! emoticon

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    This blog is very helpful. I was begining to think something was wrong with me. I have pushed my exercise up to almost double. Yes my appetite has gotten bigger.


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MAMASITA60440 11/24/2009 10:26AM

    My husband started working out before me and he would say that working out made him hungrier. Of course, being the pessimist I didn't believe him, but when I finally decided to get off my utt and join him at the gym I saw the truth in what he was saying. Now I buy more fruits and incorporate a salad into my lunch and dinner to make sure I'm full.

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KITT52 11/24/2009 10:18AM

    You have to find that balance, if you are burning more calories then you should eat more, but not so much as you gain weight...
funny thing when I exercise it takes my hunger away.....
have a healthy day


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