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Chapter 15 - Days 26, 27, 28

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DAY 26
Babysat granddaughter. Client audit at accountant's in the afternoon. Finished getting ready for trip. Food Plan going well, lots of steps in for the day, but nothing continuous so no workout. Champions in the Kitchen are probably wondering where I am.

DAY 27
Travel day. Sleep day apparently, too. Slept most of the 4.5 hrs to arrive at destination, slept most of the afternoon away on my chair at the racecourse, retired early. Did a great job with Food Plan....have reinforcements along as the friends we are sharing a room with are doing Weight Watchers. DH is the outlier....hope he jumps on board soon. Saratoga Springs, NY was 90 degrees and high humidity....flowers are loving the climate in this historic quaint Victorian town....me, not so much.

DAY 28
Late rise. Heat and humidity broke....really nice weather. Great 120 minutes exercise session....my body feels invigorated....SURPRISE! guess it missed the workouts. Stayed behind at the hotel to get some client work done and relax.

Happy Anniversary to my friend, Julia_211 on 14 years of sobriety today! emoticon
Caught up on some much needed sleep.
Back on track with exercise
Food plan is going well....lots of positive reinforcements around me right now

Relax, relax, relax....
Stay the course with Food Plan
Sit granddaughter tonight while the kids go out on the town
Client work.....no interruptions, Yay!

Wishing us all a healthy and fit day!

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WHYTEBROWN 7/25/2014 9:59AM

    emoticon I'm so happy that you're getting back on track with your fitness and that you STAYED on track with your eating!! emoticon I did miss you a lot but I knew that if you weren't sparking you were just really busy with all your activities. emoticon emoticon

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EDLEAR 7/25/2014 4:25AM

    I love Saratoga Springs in the summer - so vibrant! 'Course, I love Saratoga Springs in the winter and spring, too. Glad to see that your visit is going well for you.
Have a healthy day! emoticon

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/24/2014 10:35PM

    That is great that your friends are doing weight watcher's with you!! And so good to get that exercise in with the heat and humidity, I am slowing down here, 100 degrees here today, but I don't have pretty victorian houses to see, that would motivate me for sure. emoticon emoticon
emoticon To your friend Juila that is a great accomplishment.
Have fun now, would love to see the flowers. emoticon

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JULIA_211 7/24/2014 5:52PM

    Awww...thank you! Big emoticon emoticon
How lucky that your friends are on WWs! emoticon for all of you!
Maybe our dh's will be influenced by us someday soon! emoticon

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144AUTUMN 7/24/2014 2:55PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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Chapter 15, Day 25

Monday, July 21, 2014

I broke down today at family reunion with the food choices I made. Harumph. Exercise has been nonexistent since maybe last Thursday....it's been so busy I can't even recall.

Seemed like everyone had a wonderful time. I never quite relaxed throughout enough to really kick back and enjoy all of the time with family. Not sure why, but I am thinking it was because I felt like I was hosting everything, because I made all of the arrangements for everyone. It felt like a whirlwind of busyness.

Monday will be the last day of visiting and lunch with my sis and her family and my brother and his wife, sandwiched inbetween client meetings. Like we all haven't eaten enough, LOL.

Rain held off for family picnic
Reunion was a success
Got 16 fitness minutes in
Did well on all food event days, except for today

Wishing you a terrific Monday!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/21/2014 6:48PM

    You need a vacation now my friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon Don't forget how well you have been doing, I have seen it ,YOU HAVE!! emoticon

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KNIBARG 7/21/2014 12:14PM

    Hey, you enjoyed your event. It's over, and now you are right back on track. Seems like you are doing just great. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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WHYTEBROWN 7/21/2014 9:40AM

    I'm sorry about Sunday but you're still a champ!! For many persons ALL of the days might have been a failure so your one day is totally forgivable and not that important in the grand scheme of things!!

Sorry that you didn't get to exercise as much as you would have liked too but you did still get some done and considering that on a normal basis you kill it with your fitness it's water off your back!!

emoticon on the 16 minutes you got in on Sunday!!

emoticon with all your food events even on Suday!!

emoticon to pulling off a emoticon reunion.

May Monday be an emoticon farewell! emoticon emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 7/21/2014 4:18AM

    emoticon It will soon be over and you'll have good memories of time with family. emoticon

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EDLEAR 7/21/2014 3:14AM

    An occasional blip in the road can be overlooked I think. Sorry that you couldn't relax enough for this, but I can sure relate! Try and enjoy the last lunch planned, tomorrow will be soon enough to pick up things. emoticon

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Chapter 15, Day 24

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Survived yesterday's food event nicely, but not easily. Family gathering at the restaurant I chose was a success....everybody was in great spirits and sharing lots of laughter and stories. DS2 hosted a family reception at his home after dinner.

Family will spend the day picnicing at a local themepark with a late dinner at a Buffalo wings hot spot, followed by moonlight bowling. Eat, eat, and eat some more. What a marathon of back to back eating challenges for me.

Enjoying lots of family time
Happy weigh in for Summer Challenge....although just a half pound weight loss, at least I did not gain weight.
Good weather so far today....some isolated rain in the area....hope it stays away from us

Make the time for at least a 60 minute walk.
Stay within my calorie range today, somehow, someway.

Wishing you a healthy and fit day!

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WHYTEBROWN 7/21/2014 9:35AM

    You can do it Vicki!! You're a pro at these food negotiations!! emoticon on yesterday's victory!! emoticon emoticon

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KNIBARG 7/19/2014 5:38PM

    Wow - what temptation! Keep up the good work!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/19/2014 3:19PM

    Have a great day Vicki, doing great emoticon

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JULIA_211 7/19/2014 10:03AM

    You're doing great! Keep it going!

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/19/2014 7:38AM

  What a challenge! Good luck!

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WDIPIM 7/19/2014 7:18AM

  Good for you - God Bless

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Chapter 15, Day 23

Friday, July 18, 2014

A good, but busy day today. In 45 minutes, the family reunion begins! Looks like all of the plans are finally coming together nicely. After my half day meeting, I was busy cooking sides for a group size of 25 for tomorrow's family picnic at a local theme park. I should get lots of walking in. LOL, timing couldn't be better.

Family reunion starts NOW (well almost, lol)
DH has settled down....his being out of his routine makes him a bit edgy...but that's passed
Family time

Time to relax and enjoy now....I'd best mind my food business at restaurant tonight or I will face the wrath of my scale needle!

Hope your day's been a really good one!

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WHYTEBROWN 7/21/2014 9:33AM

    I hope you have a wonderful time!!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/19/2014 12:31AM

    emoticon Vicki, have fun with your family, you got this. emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 7/18/2014 11:16PM

    Try to remember to take deep breaths when things get too much. emoticon

Enjoy this special time! emoticon

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Chapter 15, Day 23

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Worked late, late rise. Plow ahead.

High noon tea with sis for her birthday celebration was fun. Food choices were the worse: little tea sandwiches, tiny decadent desserts, cheese, crackers, fruit....well at least the last item made the "healthy" list. It was tough to manage it....focused on the fruit and cheese instead of the rest, but snitched a mouthful of this and that. Left with 150-200 calories for dinner last night, and it was just enough to manage some fish and summer squash.

Today, my nephew and I will tour the Frank Lloyd Wright "Darwin Martin Home," one of our local architectural treasures and then go to lunch. Nephew has plans for the evening so that will give me time to get more client work done for a meeting I have on Friday morning.

Family time

Squeeze a 60 minute walk in this evening.
Stay the course with food plan.
Client work all evening

Wishing you a terrific Thursday! Let's stay the course with healthy and fit!

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WHYTEBROWN 7/18/2014 10:08AM

    emoticon to a emoticon job at that high noon tea!! Sticking to the fruit and cheese was your best option but also your hardest one and you did it!! So what you did a little nibbling, it could have been a binging so emoticon Not only that but you stayed within your calorie range!! emoticon

I hope that the yesterday went well and that you accomplished all the day's plans!! Only a few more days left to go!! emoticon emoticon

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EDLEAR 7/18/2014 5:02AM

    I seem to have the hardest time resisting tiny food.
Glad that you had fun tea with your sister, and time with your nephew! I'm envious here. Keep up the good work ! emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 7/18/2014 4:16AM

    That tour sounds very interesting. emoticon

Yes, we are on our fitness and healthy journey emoticon

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/17/2014 9:38PM

    Sounds like a great day Vicki.
Sounds like you did well at the high tea, good job emoticon
Hope you got your exercise in, hope some at the Lloyd Wright tour. emoticon

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