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  • 156lbs down and was in need of a reward...

    5/22/2016 1:01:37 PM, by JUDDLL

    I was thinking about a tattoo or a new pair of tennis shoes then something happened... I went out to my car to head to poker and turned the key a... Read more

  • Aftermath

    5/19/2016 11:02:17 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Well, after that GREAT feed at the Pickled Fish Restaurant and allowing myself to eat what I wanted when I wanted, I expected 1-3 pound gain. It... Read more

  • Back from the Ocean

    5/17/2016 11:31:57 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My neighbor and I had a wonderful night/day at the ocean. This was Long Beach, and I had won this as a prize several months ago when I attended ... Read more

  • I love this site...

    5/15/2016 3:02:50 PM, by JUDDLL

    I read every comment that I get here. I appreciate the love and support that I am shown by so many members of this community. I have struggled ... Read more

  • Drqping & Drafting

    5/15/2016 1:44:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    We are fortunate to have Arbutus Folk Art School in our Community. I've taught several classes there; for the past 8 weeks I've been a student... Read more

  • I Think my Scale Needs New Batteries!!!

    5/14/2016 4:47:00 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    My scale has been stuck at the same weight for three weeks...almost to the point. I have been working hard on the weight loss. Trac... Read more

  • Flying Kites at the Beach...Just what I need.

    5/13/2016 11:38:18 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm looking forward to Monday. I WON a night for two in a hotel at the ocean an $25 to spend on dinner. I've invited my neighbor across the str... Read more

  • It's official 150lbs gone...

    5/11/2016 11:37:21 AM, by JUDDLL

    I am so excited to have lost so much. I feel better and look better. I am wearing sizes I haven't been able to wear in years. I'm moving and g... Read more

  • Omg! Omg! My towel went all the way around me...

    5/10/2016 2:43:18 PM, by JUDDLL

    I couldn't believe it when I got out of the shower today and was drying off. I looked up and caught my reflection in the mirror. I thought wait... Read more

  • Okay needing more recovery time than I thought...

    5/9/2016 8:42:17 PM, by JUDDLL

    I have been off since getting back from Seattle. On Friday I started running a fever. I ended up in the ER this morning as I couldn't get into ... Read more

  • Dr. ordered restrictive diet

    5/9/2016 3:47:58 PM, by CATSCLAUS1

    Changing health is tough. Nearly two years ago I went through some severe stress in my life. I lost 40 lbs quickly due to not being able to eat b... Read more

  • A Better Day

    5/5/2016 11:14:15 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today (Thursday) was just the opposite of yesterday. Got my exercise early walking to my daughter's. She and her boyfriend (and Mia the dog) ca... Read more


    5/4/2016 11:42:10 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today didn't turn out as I planned AT ALL! I'm so glad I did my exercise early in the morning. I thought I'd be visiting with my friend (she li... Read more

  • Wow...just wow...

    5/4/2016 6:21:48 PM, by JUDDLL

    I had to go to Seattle and testify in a court hearing over the last couple of days. I stayed in a hotel where the beds were just to hard. I didn'... Read more


    5/3/2016 9:45:12 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    On the Team Leaders Team there was a new message thread today questioning the need for and randomness of Team Bonus Points. For those of you who... Read more

  • After the CROP Walk

    5/2/2016 8:47:15 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Here's the picture of Abe and I--the two Club Oly Running members. Next year I hope to to get many more to participate. I've got a whole year t... Read more

  • How My Garden Represents My Life

    5/2/2016 12:47:50 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    This weekend I finally put in my garden. It was a lot of work. We built the raised bed and then filled them with lots of dirt...I mean ALOT of di... Read more

  • CROP Walk

    5/1/2016 9:07:47 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was the local CROP Walk. It's a walk, not a race, and we collect money. Gorgeous sunny day here in Western Washington. My daughter P... Read more

  • Wheels Again

    4/27/2016 10:34:24 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    So glad my jury duty was over yesterday. Today I got a lot accomplished. The insurance estimator was here to check out the car; I took the car ... Read more

  • Cize is on...

    4/26/2016 12:03:07 PM, by JUDDLL

    I have no rhythm but need an exercise program for at home. I love going to the Y but am discovering that I am so cold afterwards it is hard to w... Read more

  • Jury Duty

    4/26/2016 12:31:59 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    The excitement just keeps coming....don't need all this drama, for sure! Back in January when my husband was in the hospital, I got a jury summo... Read more

  • Women's Wellness

    4/22/2016 1:23:29 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm going off this afternoon on a Women's Wellness Weekend. My friend won this weekend for two and invited me along. Everything is free, unless... Read more

  • Not the Perfect Day

    4/21/2016 11:18:18 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was the opposite of the rest of the week. I had planned to go to the Red Hat lunch and they to the "Inspire Your Creativity" group. My hu... Read more

  • Loving shopping for new clothes...

    4/21/2016 8:40:55 PM, by JUDDLL

    White size 22 jeans with no stretch and size 20 shirt ... Read more

  • Just had four month check up...

    4/20/2016 2:52:49 PM, by JUDDLL

    It was an eventful day. I have to travel to Seattle and that is about 2.5 hours away. I was picking up a friend but my car over heated so I had... Read more

  • Looking Forward to a Perfect Day

    4/20/2016 10:07:18 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Sun is out and it's beautiful in western Washington. I'll get some of those dandelions today! Also, it's garbage day so my overfull yard waste ... Read more

  • Race for Inclusion Today

    4/17/2016 8:59:05 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    The race today went very well. I looked at the crowd and KNEW I'd be at the back of the pack. It was definitely a young group. The Wheelch... Read more

  • Oly Meetup

    4/16/2016 8:25:35 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today we had our Olympia Spark! Meetup. I love that Team because it's local people so we can actually MEET. It's difficult getting people out, ... Read more

  • My Moorman Practice

    4/14/2016 11:28:20 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I've warped my loom to practice the special technique I need for the weaving challenge that was given to us last September. We were given the ch... Read more

  • Funny thing...

    4/14/2016 5:23:34 PM, by JUDDLL

    I have had trouble seeing my weight loss. So I did pi... Read more

  • I needed a before and after...

    4/13/2016 1:25:21 PM, by JUDDLL

    'So I have always hated my picture being taken and that hasn't changed. Lol. However I seem to have hit my first stall and needed to see how f... Read more

  • The reality of losing weight in your boobs...

    4/11/2016 9:36:49 PM, by JUDDLL

    Ok this has been an eventful day...First went back to the Y again and got in a full workout and met my step goal which is way lower than I would ... Read more

  • A Bit of Stress

    4/11/2016 7:41:10 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    All of a sudden (it seems) TWO big projects are looming. They both have to be DONE by the middle of June. My napkin-inspired project is ready t... Read more

  • Looking forward to this...

    4/10/2016 5:43:51 PM, by JUDDLL

    I was with my sister the other day and she was wearing a really cute pair of jeans. I commented on how cute they were. She said that was the firs... Read more

  • Some recent NSV's...

    4/10/2016 1:12:54 PM, by JUDDLL

    I just realized how comfortable I was sitting in the stylists chair when I got my hair cut! It's usually quite painful. The bars used to push in... Read more

  • Vintage Tatting

    4/9/2016 7:27:22 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I was able to get some tatting books in very good condition that were published in 1915 and 1916. Also, a reprint of Mme. Riego's book "Tatting"... Read more

  • I bought a few things that fit...

    4/8/2016 6:53:14 PM, by JUDDLL

    I went toSears and found a really good sale I got 3 s... Read more

  • A Happy Day

    4/8/2016 1:01:01 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My 30-year-old youngest daughter was born with Spina Bifida. She was late in her motor development, using a walker and crutches. At six, she tol... Read more

  • I FOUND My Bag!

    4/6/2016 11:27:17 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I FOUND my lost project bag! I've been looking for it for about a month. I'd been so busy that week that I had to retrace my steps, and no one ... Read more

  • I went back to the Y...

    4/6/2016 2:06:31 PM, by JUDDLL

    Yesterday was my first day back at the Y and it was wonderful and awful all at the same time! It's spring break and there were a ton of kids ther... Read more

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