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After a long hiatus, I'm back again.

Monday, October 21, 2013

For how long, I can't say. During the entire time I have continued to read articles from SP, and have generally kept my weight about the same(within 5 pounds) since last December. Of course, that's approximately 50 pounds above where I was at my thinnest, and about 30 pounds above where I felt my best.
My puppy, Lulu, has turned into a dog. If you remember, she was the rescue dog I got last March as a 4 month old lab/pointer mix. Now it appears there is no pointer, but rather some Australian cattle dog in there with the lab. I love her to death, but she is a handful.

Lulu pretty much runs the household, and now the cat is afraid of her, though he gets his licks in. Lulu just loves the cat so much that she wants to lick him to death, something the cat is just not very happy about. And she bugs Chica the chihuahua mix so much that after awhile Chica turns around and gives Lulu a good nip, which of course sends them both on a mad chase around and around the dining room table. Here's a picture of Chica, too.

We do get quite a bit of exercise walking morning and night. I have a double leash so that both Lulu and Chica can walk, and Chica keeps up with us and has lost 2 pounds...which I think is about 20 people pounds! Unfortunately, that is the ONLY exercise I am getting.
Work has been crazy. I set my schedule so I work a little bit longer Monday through Thursday so I could get off at noon on Friday. Sadly, this has not happened yet. I work longer Monday through Thursday, work a full day Friday, and come into work at least one day of the weekend.
In addition, I have resumed duties as my sorority's Advisory Board Chair, which is taking up about 10 hours a week.
I did drop out of my church choir, but picked up teaching a Sunday school class. This will end in December, though, thank goodness.
So, as you can see, I need to learn to say no.
So how are all of you doing?

Ann
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DEBMORSE1 10/26/2013 7:47AM

    Ann: So glad to see you're back! I took a hiatus from SparkPeople while I worked through some health issues, but now I am much better and I'm back as well. Looking forward to keeping in touch again. Debbie Morse

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IMAVISION 10/25/2013 9:56PM

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Wishing you every success!

God bless!

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KSNANA2 10/22/2013 9:18AM

    Good to hear from you again. I understand how life gets in the way of all your plans. I haven't made any progress this past year but I haven't lost ground either. So I pat myself on the back about that and just try to do better each day. It does sound like you need to learn to smile, say no, and follow through with taking care of yourself! But you have a lot of company with that problem. Take care. So glad you checked in so we can see how you are doing!
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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 10/21/2013 6:50PM

    emoticon It's good to hear from you. Although I haven't lost much, I'm still hanging in here. I feel that I would have gained even more weight if I hadn't stayed here. emoticon emoticon

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