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    12/25/2014 11:19:52 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • The boots fit!

    12/25/2014 10:54:00 AM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    And my Mom loves them. She was really surprised. So, that went well! What didn't go well is that my husband is sick. He has a hiatal hernia that hasn't acted up since he was 18, but he's having trouble now and thinks that is what's going on. I encouraged him to go to the ER, because he's having... Read more

  • Christmas Eve Fun =)

    12/24/2014 7:17:50 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Happy Christmas Eve

    12/24/2014 4:16:11 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I've been very busy this week. As I mentioned before, my Mom is something along the lines of a professional shopper, or she could be, anyway. So I've been going to a lot of malls and shops that I don't normally visit. And I had kind of forgotten that she has trouble making a solid decision. I we... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    12/23/2014 8:51:05 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

    HI everyone, For all of you who asked, yesterday's pun was 'handbag'. Sorry I didn't clarify that! ~Gayle~ ... Read more

  • Potlucks and long work hours... I have a difficult week ahead.

    12/22/2014 5:12:01 AM, by LIZMORGAN

    So not only is this week Christmas, which means holiday food at home and work, but I'm working 64 hours this week. That includes a few 16 hour shifts, which means I won't have much time for working out. I'm really going to have to stick to my guns and stay healthy this week to avoid gaining despite ... Read more

  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    12/22/2014 12:03:58 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Sunday's Smile =)

    12/21/2014 11:45:09 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • More Saturday

    12/20/2014 7:20:50 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    My father-in-law and his wife were visiting today. His wife's son lives near here with his family, but they had other visitors, so fil and her stayed in a hotel instead. We had an early holiday meal at Karl Strauss Brewery right near the hotel. As an added surprise, my husband's nephew, who lives... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    12/20/2014 4:09:41 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Woke up at 4 am but still slept a lot

    12/20/2014 7:28:53 AM, by MISSA526

    My antibiotics make me nauseous and sometimes puke. I tried to call my Dr on Friday but the office was closed all day for some unknown reason. So I'm just trying to get by till Monday when they open at 9 am. The good news is my bronchitis is getting better and I can talk easier. The bad news is I ha... Read more

  • Friday/Saturday

    12/20/2014 6:46:17 AM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I had a nice long entry written and then lost it. Argh... Went to a Christmas party this morning. Got lots of goodies in the gift exchange. Went to get my Mom's Christmas gift; a pair of boots she fell in love with the other day when we were at Cole Haan. Came home and took my Mom and son t... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    12/19/2014 8:22:10 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Week 1: BL Emerald Winter Freeze Off Challenge

    12/19/2014 7:55:28 PM, by LIZMORGAN

    Finished week 1 in FIRST PLACE with a 6lb loss!!! I know a lot of that weight loss was just from crazy high sodium intake during thanksgiving, but honestly I thought it would take me much longer than it did to break back into the 220s and I couldn't be happier! Hoping to really stay on track this we... Read more

  • Go for a walk --- by Seth Godin

    12/19/2014 7:39:48 PM, by TTLEELEE

    Go for a walk The best time is when you don't feel like it. Going for a walk when you don't feel like it will change your mood, transform your posture and get you moving. And if you don't feel like talking with someone, bring them with you on the walk. Posted by Seth Godin on December 12,... Read more

  • Thursday's Thought =)

    12/18/2014 10:18:34 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Need rest But still need to take care of mom

    12/18/2014 4:32:54 PM, by MISSA526

    Went to my doctor yesterday. I'm om giant antibiotics and cough syrup with codeine. I'm still taking regular cough syrup so the good cough syrup with last longer. My doctor told me to get plenty of rest. Hard to do. I managed to get in a 1 hour nap and I feel guilty about it. Shawn doesn't seem to ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    12/18/2014 12:27:16 AM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    My Mom made it here safe and sound. We mostly stayed in yesterday so that she could rest up after her trip, but we did go out to TGI Friday's for dinner. Today, we went Christmas shopping. I got my goodies at Ulta. My Mom just looked around. We have very different shopping styles. I don't like... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    12/17/2014 4:31:16 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    12/16/2014 12:03:30 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Moved it Monday!

    12/15/2014 10:28:39 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    Today was a very productive day! Now I just have to find a little bit more motivation to do some organizing. My Mom is coming to visit tomorrow and I have a lot done already. There are just a few last minute things I want to finish up. At work, we had our data meeting and actually made a few ... Read more

  • Overdue update.

    12/15/2014 5:05:12 PM, by SPINSTER321

    I haven't written on here in a while. Honestly, I've been unmotivated to do so for a while. Along with work, exercise, and studying for my next highest professional license, I'm extremely annoyed that I can't get past the 10 lb. weight loss mark. So for me, there really hasn't been much of a point t... Read more

  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    12/15/2014 1:18:16 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Sunday's Smile =)

    12/14/2014 7:34:56 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Wow the holidays sure are a struggle....

    12/14/2014 10:40:56 AM, by LIZMORGAN

    I'm really trying to stay on track through the holidays, but boy is it a struggle. I want to take today to rededicate myself to my long term goals, and set some short term goals to rebuild some confidence. This week I want to drink at least 64oz of water everyday, keep my daily calories under 150... Read more

  • Early Sunday morning

    12/14/2014 4:50:29 AM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    What a day. I went out this morning to run errands. I had planned to go to Ulta, but I stopped at Wal-Mart first. As I was grabbing a cart. the woman behind me said, "Wow, it's calm in here. I was just next door (the center that Ulta is in). I circled the parking lot twice and couldn't find a s... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    12/13/2014 3:18:49 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Weather (or not!)

    12/12/2014 11:19:50 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    The original forecast for Imperial County today was "showers". Getting to Imperial County is another story. From my home near San Diego, it requires traversing mountains that climb to over 4000 feet. I have on occasion encountered snow flurries on this drive, although not today. Today, the w... Read more

  • Taking care of my mom is taking a toll on my health

    12/12/2014 7:59:02 PM, by MISSA526

    today I had 842 cals but that was due to a combo of taking care of my mom and a a rip roaring migraine that caused me to throw up 3-4 times in less than 30 mmin. I am still dealing with the excruciating pain,luckily now day is on duty so I can try to sleep and get rid of the migraine. I was supposed... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    12/12/2014 7:17:44 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Thursday's Thought =)

    12/11/2014 10:47:08 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Clean and Purge Day 1 (Reprise)

    12/11/2014 2:55:43 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I usually start cleaning and purging during Thanksgiving week. I did that to some extent this year, but 1) There was much more to be done this year than there usually is. 2) I had a lot of other things going on which impacted the time I had available to work. Now my Mom is due here on Tuesday nex... Read more

  • Balancing life and loss

    12/10/2014 12:52:47 PM, by LADYMACK24

    The scales of life always seem unbalanced - Just last week I made a decision to press forward with my end of the year goals. Then I get the frantic phone call that my cousin was killed. WHAT? WAIT!!! We just saw him Thanksgiving!!! How? What happened? His father's health is not the ... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    12/10/2014 10:30:31 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    12/9/2014 1:30:34 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    12/8/2014 10:42:06 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Too pooped to pop!

    12/7/2014 7:28:48 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    But I did... pop. Corn, that is. My son is going to a party tonight and recruited me to make a Thai popcorn recipe he found online. i must say, it is very interesting. I guarantee no one else is going to be bringing this treat! It is a basic caramel corn recipe, with added levels of heat (chili... Read more

  • My mom fractured her foot!

    12/7/2014 1:41:18 PM, by MISSA526

    During the week I'm taking care of the house and my Mom which is a fulll time job. It feels nice since she's been taking care of me full time. So I have to suck it up and dea with my isue and pain because she's in a lot more than me and she's new to it. right now she's on crutches (which she hates ... Read more

  • Sunday's Smile =)

    12/7/2014 12:33:57 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Saturday

    12/6/2014 9:45:41 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    Last night, my son and I went to December Nights at Balboa Park. It is an annual event here in San Diego. The park is open till 11 on Friday and Saturday nights, admission to all the museums is free, the International Houses are all open and most of them have food booths, there is lots of entertai... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    12/6/2014 5:06:18 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Why is Change so HARD !!!

    12/6/2014 1:43:10 AM, by FIRSTLADYJ1

    Changing behaviors....aarrwwwh! Seems like 2 steps forward - 1 back ! Losing inches but still struggling with set-backs.... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    12/5/2014 8:52:42 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • So how'd you do over the holidays?

    12/5/2014 1:50:43 AM, by LIZMORGAN

    I knew I was gonna gain some weight after Thanksgiving and the week leading up to it... and the week after it :( I was so off track. And then when I noticed how off track I was, I gave up completely for an entire week. Needless to say, my weight shot up from 229 to 243! I couldn't believe it. I'm ba... Read more

  • Thursday's Thought =)

    12/4/2014 3:23:26 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Fleetwood Mac

    12/4/2014 12:51:07 AM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    Really good concert last night. They opened with Chain, which is one of my favorites. Lindsay Buckingham looks like he has gotten older, but he sure doesn't act like it. His energy level is amazing! Each of the others took short breaks when they left the stage during songs they weren't playing/s... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    12/3/2014 11:26:13 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    12/2/2014 10:08:50 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • December

    12/2/2014 3:05:49 AM, by LADYMACK24

    My oh my! Where has the time gone. Hard to believe it's December. Nevertheless, we are here. I took a few moments to review what I've done. Still struggling with consistency. Still not logging in daily. Yet, I was able to loose 2lbs per week for 3 weeks. Got to the holidays and gained half of ... Read more

  • Pun Fun Monday =)

    12/1/2014 10:50:37 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • December already? What???

    12/1/2014 1:58:48 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    It is so funny how it seems for a long time like the holidays are far away, we have plenty of time to save our money, shop and wrap gifts. plan our menus, etc. Then, all of a sudden... whoosh! They're baaaaaaaaaaack.... Lots going on this month. Just need to get through the next 3 weeks of w... Read more

  • In 2 weeks I get another round of medical Botox!

    12/1/2014 12:43:51 PM, by MISSA526

    I've started getting migraines again so I am really looking forward to the procedure. My weight has increase by 5-6 pounds. I'm going bck to clean eating 1) because it helped me lose weight and 2) It reduced m migraines greatly. Basically I'm going to eat all naturall chicken, some shrimp, lots of f... Read more

  • Sunday's Smile =)

    11/30/2014 8:24:27 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Thanksgiving Week Day 7

    11/30/2014 1:42:25 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    Well, that didn't work out so well, did it? I meant to blog more often this week, updating my progress on eating within range. It is just as well that I didn't blog, though. I didn't do the job I hoped I'd do. On Friday, I went to a potluck and took the dish that I know is one of the faves of th... Read more

  • Silly Saturday =)

    11/29/2014 7:21:16 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Friday's Funnies =)

    11/28/2014 10:36:45 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!!! =D

    11/27/2014 8:39:39 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    11/26/2014 10:37:09 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    11/25/2014 10:45:54 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • How am I going to survive this week?!

    11/25/2014 8:30:48 PM, by LIZMORGAN

    Why does it seem like the harder I try to prepare and plan ahead to have a decent Thanksgiving (calorie goal-wise), the more I crave junk food, and the more I go over my calorie range, and it's not even Thanksgiving yet! I'm so stressed out, and I really need to regain control, otherwise I'll be luc... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Week, Day 2

    11/25/2014 8:01:21 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I slept in again today. I do love that! Got up and did some work in the kitchen, did my water aerobics and then went to the grocery store. I have to make cranberries for my son's potluck tomorrow. I asked him how many were needed and he had no idea how many people are in his group. I said "Well... Read more

  • Here I Am

    11/25/2014 6:39:14 PM, by TIDEGRAD

    I keep forgetting to update blog, although I remain active. 2014 has been a successful fitness year for me, including running 4 5K races. If I had known how fun running was, I would have started a long time ago. The running bug has now bitten my 16 and 8 year old daughters. I love spending that ... Read more