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Easter
4/20/2014 7:37:02 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1975--calories 45 min. elliptical 1 smoke A day of preparation for Easter. I never did mop the floors, but other than that, I'm ready. My...  Read more

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Need to turn it around again
4/19/2014 8:45:39 AM,  2 COMMENTS

2181--calories smoked ?? with cousin 45 min. elliptical Socially, it was a great day. Breakfast with an old friend, lunch with my cousin, di...  Read more

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First world problem
4/18/2014 8:13:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

1843--calories 45 min. ellliptical 30 min. raking with grand NO SMOKES My 4-year-old grand and I "combed the yard" with the rake for about...  Read more

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Sisterly love
4/17/2014 7:50:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

1734--calories NO SMOKES My middle grand is so full of love. Last night, she rubbed her little sister's head and chest to help her fall asleep...  Read more

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Another loss helped by little ones
4/16/2014 12:23:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

1856--calories NO SMOKES My mother's cousin who was 75 died. She was always friendly and nice to me at family get-togethers. Her husband cal...  Read more

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One week of no smoking
4/15/2014 9:07:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

2251--calories 45 min elliptical 22 crunches Today was one week for no smoking. Although I seldom desire a smoke, I am eating too much. I'...  Read more

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NO smokes for 5 days!
4/13/2014 8:35:37 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Friday 1963--calories 45 min elliptical 22 crunches Saturday 1796--calories NO SMOKES for 5 days I've recovered my voice, but my thro...  Read more

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Decision to be made
4/11/2014 11:46:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

1873--calories 45 min. elliptical 45 min. raking NO SMOKES for 3rd day My voice has finally returned and I'm still not smoking. This weeke...  Read more

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New shoes
4/10/2014 7:37:37 AM,  0 COMMENTS

1575--calories 45 elliptical 22 crunches NO SMOKES I have not smoked since the two I had Monday which has been an easy choice due to how I'...  Read more

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Quiet recovery
4/9/2014 8:23:17 AM,  1 COMMENTS

1758--calories 45 elliptical 100 bicycling on mat NO SMOKES Due to the fact that I have lost my voice, I didn't smoke at all yesterday. We...  Read more

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Up side of feeling bad
4/8/2014 10:19:08 AM,  0 COMMENTS

2121--calories 45 min. elliptical 2 smokes We had two great wins to end our Scholastic Bowl season. Because I have lost my voice, I only had...  Read more

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Rip Van Winkle
4/7/2014 6:35:16 AM,  1 COMMENTS

1936--calories 3 smokes After my epic raking session yesterday, I fell asleep at 6:45 watching TV and slept until 4:45 this morning. Tonight i...  Read more

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Raking leaves
4/6/2014 5:08:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

1901--calories 1 hour 30 min. raking leaves 5 smokes Woke up at 5:30 for no earthly reason. We went to Mass and had lunch with Emily. Then,...  Read more

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What a day!
4/5/2014 8:22:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

1665--calories 45 min. elliptical 100 bicycling on mat 4 smokes What an incredible day. My six children nominated me for an award at the U...  Read more

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Obama and me
4/4/2014 8:46:38 AM,  4 COMMENTS

1622--calories 3 smokes 45 elliptical 22 crunches! We missed seeing our older son because of the heavy traffic around his apartment from Ob...  Read more

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stand by me...stand by me
4/3/2014 5:41:27 PM,  4 COMMENTS

1612--calories 3 smokes After hours of watching her move around the furniture and walking down the hall with me holding her hands, I got to see...  Read more

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Easy day
4/2/2014 9:19:37 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1942--calories 4 smokes We spent the day babysitting our youngest grand. She's almost walking and eating real food. Whenever I'm with her, I...  Read more

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Cooking and in control
4/1/2014 11:33:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1665--calories 45 min. elliptical 5 smokes Yesterday had the best weather so far this spring, seventy degrees and clear. A wonderful reminde...  Read more

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Nice to be needed.
3/31/2014 3:44:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

1984--calories 45 min. elliptical 5 smokes We went to our friend's house for dinner where I had more calories of wine than food. It was m...  Read more

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Feeling blessed by my grands
3/29/2014 9:50:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

1745--calories 45 min. elliptical 20 crunches We got the branch that was hanging near the neighbor's cut down and another neighbor is goin...  Read more

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An out-of-the-blue question
3/28/2014 8:20:01 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Wednesday: 1154--calories 45 min. elliptical 20 crunches Thursday: 1983--calories 45 min. elliptical 100 bicycling on back on mat ...  Read more

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Crunching my stomach
3/26/2014 8:15:06 AM,  1 COMMENTS

1909--calories 45 elliptical 20 crunches 4 smokes We woke up yesterday to snow that melted by noon. I fell asleep on the couch and woke up...  Read more

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Too much cheese and chips
3/25/2014 9:33:48 AM,  2 COMMENTS

2257--out of control calories 45 elliptical 20 crunches 4 smokes I added up the calories this morning and was shocked by how much I managed...  Read more

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Shoe shopping with the girls
3/24/2014 9:35:24 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1891--calories 3 smokes At the end of our visit to Chicago with my granddaughter, two of my daughters slipped in a quick trip to the shoe store...  Read more

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grateful for my good health
3/22/2014 11:16:59 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Fri.-- 1623--calories 45 min. elliptical 3 smokes Sat. 1803--calories 5 smokes After driving to Chicago with our granddaughter, I...  Read more

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Spring raking
3/21/2014 8:53:25 AM,  4 COMMENTS

The temps came close to 60 yesterday, so we raked the front and side yards. We filled the recycling bin that is on wheels and is about twice the size...  Read more

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Adventuresome eating
3/20/2014 8:44:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1786--calories 3 smokes 45 elliptical 18 crunches Tuesday night I had sushi for the first time for my daughters' bdays. They had cake at t...  Read more

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Simple pleasures
3/18/2014 8:29:02 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1835--calories 3 smokes 45 elliptical 100 bicycling on mat We won one/lost one at the Scholastic Bowl after having a birthday lunch with Em...  Read more

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2 smokes!!
3/17/2014 9:19:59 AM,  0 COMMENTS

2014--calories 45 min. elliptical 18 crunches 2 smokes!!! I spent the afternoon and evening resting on the couch, but enjoyed photos from t...  Read more

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94th birthday party
3/16/2014 9:09:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

2050--calories 5 smokes Our 6 kids, 4 grands, 2 cousins, an aunt, a sister and 5 of their spouses and significant others came to celebrate my m...  Read more

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Thankful for a visit from my cousin
3/15/2014 8:41:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1980--calories 45 min elliptical 100 bicycling on mat 7 smokes My cousin who I haven't seen for nearly 2 months spent the afternoon at my...  Read more

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Hiring help
3/14/2014 9:41:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

1817--calories 4 smokes 45 min. elliptical 18 crunches This year, we officially reached the stage where none of our kids live in town and w...  Read more

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Back in control
3/13/2014 9:01:14 AM,  5 COMMENTS

1673--calories 45 min. elliptical 3 SMOKES Despite the temptation, I decreased my smoking to 3 and stayed under my calorie limit. After writ...  Read more

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Missing the way it used to be
3/12/2014 2:41:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Yesterday I ate too much. Not a lot, but I did, and this morning I weigh more than I have for awhile. Sometimes it feels like I'll never get below 2...  Read more

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My new/old table and dishes
3/11/2014 9:14:19 AM,  1 COMMENTS

1936--calories 4 smokes no exercise While waiting to see my husband's doctor, I found four matching salad dishes to replace the chipped one I...  Read more

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Practicing gratitude
3/9/2014 10:43:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

1951--calories 35 min. elliptical 18 crunches 5 smokes Due to the time change, we considered skipping the Y. Instead, we pushed ourselves...  Read more

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Not letting my memories control me
3/9/2014 8:45:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1897--calories 4--smokes We won 3 out of 5 of our matches at the Scholastic Bowl. I spent the night watching PBS fund drive shows with songs f...  Read more

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Scholastic Bowl tournament
3/8/2014 8:08:37 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1964--calories 45 min. elliptical 100 bicycling on mat 4 smokes Today is our first tournament for Scholastic Bowl from 8:30 to 2:00, or to...  Read more

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Scholastic Bowl meet
3/7/2014 9:40:47 AM,  2 COMMENTS

1622--calories 45 min. elliptical 18 crunches 4 smokes We hosted our first Scholastic Bowl match. For the first time in my four years as...  Read more

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Caretaking relief
3/6/2014 8:28:24 AM,  4 COMMENTS

1979--calories 45 elliptical 100 bicycling on mat 5 smokes A stressful end to my day when my husband's sister came to our house to let us k...  Read more

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