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7/23/17 11:17 A

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Good Morning '48ers,

Missed checking in yesterday so wanted to catch up a little. All here is O.K. DW's face still a bit swollen but getting better. The Dentist switched the antibiotics to something that wouldn't make her sick and it seems to be working. Seems like 1 thing after another, but with most of you ladies I'm "Preaching to the Choir"...

Hope you're all well. Miss seeing the posts from our other partners here.

End your week-end with some "ME" time for all of you and see you back here tomorrow, Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise...

Til next time,
Carpe Diem,
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Good morning everyone. I seem to be answering myself here today.

We had a lovely day yesterday. We visited the honey place and she was quite impressed. Of course we bought different things that we had tasted. I bought hubby some honey glazed almonds, some honey caramel which I'm sure he's going to love.

Then we stopped in at a Lavender farm. What a beautiful place. I bought myself some lavender tea which is suppose to help you sleep. Which by the way seemed to work ,I got 6 hours straight sleep which is very good for me. I also bought hubby some laverDer onion mixture which he can put on his hotdogs which was very tastety.

We stopped off at a Vinyard where my friend bought a few bottles of wine that she had tasted.

Then we stopped off at Walmart for some small things for my friend then we stopped for a snack before I took her home . Talk about being tired. But we had a real nice time.

When I got home I made a spaghetti sauce and put it in the oven on low all night. Went over to daughters house for diner and then home again to bed.

Hope you all had a great day and another one today. I'll be taking it easy today.

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Good morning everyone.

It's another beautiful day here. Right now there is a nice breeze blowing but we are going to be in for another very hot and humid day.

I'm gong to be picking my friend up this morning and we will be going to a honey place to see the whole process . I know they make evert hinges from honey to wine and then some. My friend has never been so it will be a nice outing.

Hope you all have a great day.

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Good morning everyone

We had some rain last night so hopefully it helped with all the fires we have around us but that depends on how many lightning strikes happened. But if enough rain helped the firefighters to get some of the fires contained than we would all give up a great cheer

Am doing well - got a hair cut yesterday so feel much better and as hubby says 'you look so much better - hubby took my cell phone up to replace it as we could not get it to work - apparently it shut down and there is a little trick you need to do to bring it back alive - they showed my husband thankfully so we didn't need to buy a new one !!!

We are thinking of moving my lazy boy chair which I sleep in at night into our master bedroom (hubby is missing having me in there ! ! ) and then purchasing a new one for the living room for me to sit on - sounds good to me!

Having difficulty committing to the treadmill so am really going to work hard today to get in 10 minutes on it - my goal is to do that for 3 x this week but preferably more but 3 x in the week would be a great start.

Have a good one - we are getting close to the end of the month - wonder who is going to be the biggest loser this month? Anyone?

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7/21/17 10:31 A

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Good Morning '48ers,

Quick check-in with my weight. Weigh-in today was 224.17#'s - down over a pound from last week and happy with that.

Going to see how DW is doing later. Her face was swollen when she woke up yesterday so I took her back to the Dentist. He prescribed a better antibiotic for her abysess that was taken care of with the root canal and the antibiotics she was taking were making her sick. So he gave her what she's used to and it's stronger, I think. We'll see how she looks this morning. Hopefully it will be down and she'll be good to go. I'm praying for her...

Well, after that I'll be off to the gym, I think, then going to keep busy. Have a great week-end everyone and Marilyn, I too am watching...YOU!

Til next time,
Carpe Diem,
Dwayne

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Good morning everyone. It's emoticon Friday. It's not a good weigh in for me today. I'm up 5 pounds weighing at 235. Hope the rest of you have a better weigh in.

Marilyn you keep going girl I think your onto a winning combination.

Dwayne the closer I get to you in weight something happens and I'm right back up there.

Today I'm going with a friend to see my sister in law. Hubby is away so I have to keep busy . I've got to keep out of the house or else the junk food calls me.

Hope you have a great day.

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Good morning everyone

Dwayne - I'm watching you ! ! !

Hope you are all having a great day - early here but am ready for a great one

We finally had some rain - hope it will help the fires but not sure if it was enough

Am going to have a good week food wise - my scale is already looking good

So am about to have my breakfast - 2 hard boiled eggs and an orange

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Good Morning '48ers,

Margaret, sounds like your DH got everything he needed. Kind of LOL'd myself at the way you described it. Sounds like DW when we'd go away for a day or 2. Suitcase after suitcase. I mean really! I'm sure your DH will have a great time with
his club members.

Marilyn, sounds like you're doing great and I'm working on giving you a run for the title this month. Just be warned...LOL!

Well, today is gym workout, declutter and 'Honey-Do'. Yeah, I think I may be in a routine here; some might call it a 'rut' but that would be negative. Working on creating 'positive thoughts' behind all that goes through my "Committee In My Mind". Trust me, that's a tough job, but I'll keep at it and ask for a little help when I need it.

Know you're all in my prayers, hoping Mary, her DH and her group are safe and sound and enjoying their time doing such great work. Bernie, hope you're well, your DS is doing fine after her surgery and your friend Barb is getting better. Gloria, hope your DD is getting over what happened to her and I was reminded of what someone once said to me after a 'crushing break-up' it was " they don't realize what a great thing they've just lost...". And all the other '48ers are well. Would love to see them posting again.

Til next time,
Carpe Diem,
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Good morning everyone. It's Thursday. Hubby took off to go camping this morning for a few days about 5 hours away. It's a weekend thing for the club. Once he was loaded up to go I stood there and laughed. He had his motorcycle in the trailer along with a generator as there will be no power there . Then in the car went the other things. I couldn't believe he filled the car as well. LOL I wonder just what he'll use while he's away.

Today I'm trying to get my walk in this morning but the humidity is already high. Then I go and pick up my GGD to watch her for a few hours. So we'll go do some shopping. But first it's the walk and then meeting up with another friend for breakfast.

Hope you all have a great day.

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Good morning everyone. Hope are having a great day - make some good memories today - and smile lots

Am on my way to losing more weight - oh how I love the food plan I am on - it is so simple and easy to follow - and can be done everyday for the rest of a person's life - and because it is full of healthy food not processed, not full of sugar or full of salt - the weight is coming off - I can see myself 100 pounds or more lighter by this time next year - so excited about that

Anyway it is early here - 9:30 am - and am needing to get ahold of my hairdresser to get a hair cut, then off to a friend who has a store for knitting to pick up a bag of 'free extra wool' for my baby blankets, then to pick up new compression socks and finally to pick up my blister pack for the next month of med's. All little things but take time going from one place to the next.

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Good morning everyone.

Dwayne , Marilyn is really going to give you a run for your money. I think you have to get a move on if you still want to be the biggest looser.

To we should be able to do our normal walk its not as humid as yesterday yet. We tried yesterday but we had trouble breathing so we cut it short.

After our walk I'll have my nails done by my grand daughter she always does a nice job. Then I'll meet up with a friend later for lunch.

Hope you have a great day.

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Thought I should update re my weight

July 2 - first weigh in for the month = down 2 (weight was 282.2)
July 11 - 2nd weigh in for the month = gained 1.4 (weight was 283.6)
July 18 - 3rd weight in for the month - down 2 (weight was 281.6)

So in summary, I lost the amount I gained but it only leaves me with a net loss of 0 .6 of a pound = not happy with that at all

But am happy I took of what I gained.

But have 2 more weighins so that is ok - my goal for July 31 is to be at 278 and I do believe this is doable and assuming I make this goal it would give me a loss of
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Good Morning '48ers,

Marilyn, hope you do well in your TOPS weigh-in today. Here's to you coming in a strong 2nd in the Biggest Loser challenge this month! LOL!

Margaret, got a solid 6+ hours sleep last night which I was very grateful for. Got up a bit earlier then I would have liked but I'll take what's given to me and thank God for that. DW's a bit sore this morning, but better overall. The only problem she had yesterday was being in the chair with her mouth wide open for 2+ hours with no breaks. Her jaw locked up and they had to help her with that. I told her, from now on tell them when you need a break and let them know 'before they start' to give you breaks every few minutes when you signal for it. With what we're paying that shouldn't have been a problem. Wow, and that was WITH insurance.
Getting really sick of this great health care and what it's costing.

Praying for Mary and her DH on their Missionary trip, for Bernie who'll be going to be with her DS, for Gloria and her family issues, and for all the other '48ers out there.

Til next time,
Carpe Diem,
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Am soon going to my TOPS meeting - believe I am down - according to my scale - but not sure what there's will say - will report when I get back

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Good morning everyone. It looks like it will be just a few of us on the board for the next few weeks.

Marilyn good luck at your TOPS meeting today.

DWayne happy to hear your DW is feeling better. Hope you got your much needed sleep last night.

Today I'll get my walk in and a bit of groceries as hubby will be leaving on a camping trip in a few days and he needs a few things. There will be no power or running water there so everything has to be back to basics. LO he will be eating a lot of peanut butter and jam.

Hope you all have a great day.

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Good Afternoon '48ers,

Well DW had root canal done, at least half of it. She goes back in 3 weeks. She says she's doing better now and she said she didn't even feel the needle when he gave her the Novacain. I'm impressed.

Got a "LOUSY" nights' sleep and I'm going to try to make it until 9 PM or so and then hit the bed and dream sweet dreams of being this month's 'Biggest Loser'...

Til next time,
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Hope you are all having a great Monday

I will be going to doctor soon - need more information on my kidney function and yesterday had a lot of pain so need to know what is happening and beside

Still lots of smoke from all the forest fires but it is cooler this morning so hopefully they will be able to make some progress.

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Good Monday morning to everyone. We have another nice day again. I plan on going to a very special birthday party with some very handsome young fellows. It's my GGS Jessi birthday and I'm meeting up with my 2 GD and the 4 GGC . We Wil be going McDonald's where they have a park for them to play in ate they have had their lunch. They love to play together and they don't get to see each other often so today is the day. By the way I'll be having a salad for my lunch.

Hope your all doing well. Enjoy your day.

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Good morning everyone - hope your Sunday has started out great - have a good one

Had a look at my scale - I know I am down but we will see on Tuesday just how much I am down - I am thinking it could be as much as 3 but not sure - can't wait to see

Am staying on plan - working on getting into the habit of using the treadmill.

Did not sleep all the best last night so am feeling tired now - not good



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Good Morning '48ers,

Margaret, I usually stick to the list and I've always been a 'label reader' trying to watch carbs, sugars, fiber, protein, etc. Sometimes I do stray, but very little.

Bernie, hope you're getting ready and I imagine you're just not wanting to see a family member in discomfort. You're a Mom and you know what that's like. Sorry to hear Barb is having issues, and she's in my prayers, as are all of you, every day.

Off to the gym in a little while after breakfast. Falling behind on the 'Honey-Do' list through my own lack of driving myself to do these things. As you would say Margaret, and my DS as well, "Suck it up Buttercup"! So that's what I'll do...

Til next time,
Carpe Diem,
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Good morning everyone. It's another beautiful day here again but we are suppose t have rain this afternoon.

Meeting up with a friend today at noon for lunch. Shell be working and I just go to keep her company for an hour.

Dwayne, you might have something there about doing the grocery shopping. When your doing it do you buy just what is on the list or are you like most people and buy what you like as well? Because you know, that could be a problem.

Bernie, hope your feeling better before you have to take the trip. Your sister and Barb are in my prayers daily.

Marilyn, sounds like your doing a great job keep up the good work.

Well I'm off to do some cleaning before I leave . I've just made hubby fresh raspberry muffins. He just loves them.

Hope you all have a great day.

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Hi all,
Yes, Mary, Salvador is a poor country. Our church does a mission in Guatemala which is also very poor. I so admire all who do these wonderful mission trips. God Bless You in your journey.

Took a friend to Farmington, NM to lunch to celebrate her birthday and do a little shopping. It is always amazing to me that driving from the higher elevation in Colorado down to NM at how much hotter it is there. Lunch was fun.

Really must pack for my trip to Oklahoma as I leave Wed. Could it be I really don't want to go? Barb is struggling with pain, nausea and headache following her stem cell transplant. And my sister's surgery is Wed. Hoping I will be of some comfort to her in being there.

Off to bed now.
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Good Afternoon '48ers,

Mary stay safe on your trip. Know you'll be missed and you and your group will be in all our prayers til we hear from you again. It's a great thing you're doing. Be proud of that. And you're right about it's 'all in God's hands...'.

Marilyn, hope you make that goal, but I'm still going to beat you, somehow, someway...

Margaret, for some dumb reason I love to go grocery shopping. Could that be a sign of my problem with weight? LOL!

Bernie, hope you're feeling better and back to that ol' spunky self.

DW still in pain just not quite as bad. Guess the antibiotics are helping the absyss and she'll get her root canal Monday afternoon so praying that takes care of that issue. Now on with the other problems.

Hope you're all having a great week-end so far. It's still hot and humid here in Calif. and praying to see some temp. in the 80's in the near future. I mean 3 weeks of 90 - 100 deg....really?!?!?! Yet I still don't believe in the 'Global Warming' theory.

Well, no more soapbox, hope all of you are getting some exercise in and doing what you should with your eating. I'm working on that.

Til next time,
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Good morning everyone - hope you are having a great weekend - remember you don't need to eat junk food or overeat or even those sweets to have a great weekend

Am about to go shopping - need a new shower head for our ensuite and then off to the Health Store for some supplements - the ones I am getting are to help with controlling blood sugar / diabetes which in turn will help with me losing

By the way I am down again today - I like the number but won't share it just yet as I want to see if I can get it for 2 days in a row first

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Good Morning all, yes, we are packed, car loaded up, neighbor notified & will monitor any activity in driveway if any. A little apprehension about leaving with GS away for the night but it's all in God's hands. As far as the trip, like I told my DD this morning, we're not going for fun, but for work. But it will bring much pleasure regardless. El Salvador is a poor country & they always welcome medical help. We will be staying at an orphanage. emoticon emoticon

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Good morning everyone.

Mary, Hope you have a safe and great trip. Be careful and enjoy yourselves as well. Hopefully you can get in some me time as well.

Today will be grocery day and then back home to do the washing. I'm going to get hubby to go with me he should love that. LOL

Hope you all have a great day.

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Mary, where is it you are going on your mission trip? God speed and safe journey.

Nursing a sick tummy all day so I haven't gotten much done. Hoping tomorrow is a better day.

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Hello friends. My emoticon said 188.4 this morning which is allot better than earlier during the week...only 0.2 lb gain this week. I've just finished recording everyone's weight. Congratulations to each one that lost this week & to those who gained, we'll need to try harder next week.

Of course I will miss next Friday's weigh-in since we won't be back yet. We are all packed up & ready to head out tomorrow. I doubt seriously if I will have much access to internet but if I do, I'll do my best to check in. We will be doing clinics in rural villages Monday-Thursday with a travel day on Friday then fly home next Saturday. Until then, I pray that you all will have a great week ahead.

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Had a great day with the GS yesterday. Today I should be packing and cleaning but I feel like I have no energy and my stomach is upset so I'm moving a little slow this morning.

My weigh in is good. emoticon emoticon 2 pounds at 178.5. emoticon .

Wishing all a good week going forth.

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Morning everyone - hope you are having a great day - smile lots, making great memories

So weigh in this morning on my scale is 279
TOPS scale would register today at 281
This give me a loss (according to TOPS of 2 pounds) but that wont be official till Tuesday

Goals for today: get in 1/2 mile on the treadmill
Plan out meals for the week according to my plan = changes being made due to having to work at getting kidney function back up and getting rid of diabetes! ! !

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Good Morning '48ers,

Quick check-in with my weigh-in. Weight was 226.80#'s - down 1#+ from last week and I'll take it and keep it going.

Hope all have a great Friday...

Til next time,
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Good morning everyone. It's emoticonFriday. The scale wasn't nice to me this morning but what can you expect with so many birthday parties. I was up 2 pounds to 230 this week. Oh well I'll try to do better next week.

Hope you all do better then me this week.

The next few weeks are going to be very busy getting everything ready for our annual BBQ for the motorcycle club. It's funny that this is suppose to be my hubby's baby not mine and I get to be the one to run around and get things for it. Oh well I guess it's like Dwayne honey do list.

Hope you all have a great day.

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Well I got allot done today. Shopping done. Packing going well. I think I will have enough room for our close, supplies & gifts for the children at the orphanage. If not, then I'll pay for a box for the extras.

Need to get some things done for GS before I turn in.

Don't forget tomorrow is already Friday which means emoticon day! Hope we can all turn in a good report. The scales have been up for me this week but was finally going in the right direction again this morning so we'll see! emoticon

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Good morning everyone - we have a nice hot morning and it will only get hotter.

Dwayne - thanks for the encouragement - means a lot to me.

I have my meals all planned out - as I am a Type 2 Diabetic, insulin resistant and now have kidneys that are stressed and not functioning 100% = well the meals have to planned out to take care of all of these. So thankful that I made some changes back beginning of June so that the new changes now can just be added to them.

Goal today is to walk 1/2 mile on treadmill, drink all my water, stay on food plan.

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Good Morning '48ers,

Checking in to read latest posts.

Margaret, great job on the walk but 'sprinting' in the heat?!?!?! Young lady take it easy on yourself. I know what you mean about those 'midday naps' and how they can wreak havoc on your sleep pattern. If I nap I try to limit it to 1 hour tops depending on the time of day. If it's afternoon before 3 then it's 1/2 hour. If I did like you and napped for 3 hours I'd be awake most of the night OR wake up after 2-3 hours and that's not good either. Hope you can turn it around today.

Mary, I think you need to 'pace yourself' a bit more. Maybe you're doing a bit too much each day and it's catching up. Take care of yourself and get that rest.

Bernie, sounds like you got your work-out in for sure.

Marilyn, sorry to hear your TOPS group is in a stall, but it happens. Sounds like you're a bit frustrated by it, but remember, we're here for you. You really have planned out your meals and that's so great. When you've got a plan it will keep you focused on where you're going and help you get there. I know they "say" men have an easier time of losing but I'm curious who "they" are? I've been stuck on a plateau for MONTHS and not pushing myself hard enough, but this past week I had a 1 day break-through so I'm using that to keep me moving forward and doing what I need to do, that means less sitting, watch what I eat, and exercise more. Simple, yet seems 'difficult' to put in place. My discipline is lacking. As for your weight loss goal for the year, it's doable, especially since you plan so well. You'll do it Marilyn and we're all here for you.

Well, I was up about an hour+ earlier today so going to 'declutter' a little, then off to the gym and my list of 'honey-do's'. Hoping all of you have a great day and know you're all in my prayers daily and missing those who haven't posted in a bit...

Til next time,
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Good morning everyone.

I got my walk in yesterday but near the end I ran out of steam. I told my friend I couldn't sprint anymore as I was out of breath. The humidity was high so I think that had a lot to do with it. I came home and went to bed for 3 hours. Bad move as I couldn't get to sleep last night. Oh well another day is here and there is another birthday party. I'll be glad when they are all finished. LoL

Bernie sounds like you really got in your exercise for the day. Taking care of the Grand kiddies is sure a work out.

Mary hope you get all you want done today done.

Dwayne, don't forget to get the gym time in.

Marilyn, Every group is different. I know that our TOPS here when it was open we had some people who were really into it and others were jut trying to not get any bigger. Try to understand that not everyone has the same motivation as you have and just keep giving it your all.

Hope you all have a great day.

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I think the last 2 weeks of VBS everyday finally caught up with me today. Had zero energy & kept falling asleep so did not get anything done except rest. Now I'm off to bed. Very little packing done so tomorrow I've got to do more plus get some shopping done.

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Had both my grandsons yesterday and was very tired when I took them home. We had a fun day playing board games, water play, soccer and playing with the dog. I feel sure that I got my exercise in.

Spent the day quilting with a friend. She has her house on the market which is sad for me but it may take a while to sell as she has 480 acres to go along with it. Good for me but bad for her.

Seems like it has been a long day and I have my little guy again tomorrow so I think I will try to go to bed.

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Today is the first day in about 2 weeks that we have not have extreme smoke due to forest fires. But the fires are still burning out of control. Water boombers are going overhead

Well went to my TOPS meeting yesterday - it was not a good weigh in for any of us. We have 3 members that are KOPS - they are at goal or in leeway then there were 11 of us who are TOPS - guess what no one lost this week in fact out of the 11 of us there was a 15 pound gain - 1st time that has ever happened at this chapter. And if you could see us - we are all well over 200 pounds - not saying to much for the group is it - especially since 3/4 of those 11 members have been going to TOPS for well a long time - like over 5 years. So my thought is - why? We are there to get support to lose - but in general the group isn't. I like TOPS but the group has to 'get it together'.

At any rate I had a gain = 1.4 pounds = so next Tuesday my goal is to have lost this 1.4 plus another pound on top of that. For July I had lost 2 pounds then gained 1.4 so net loss for July so far is 0.6 = it is down but not good enough. Please don't come down on me for 'being to hard on myself' = I am not being to hard - I need the weight off now due to medical reasons such as my kidney function has decreased and the weight is hindering the function of them.

So even though I have changed my eating plan a lot it is changing even more as of today. I cannot play around with this any longer - I need to get a lot of this weight of doing it in a healthy way but as quickly as possible.

So what is the plan you might ask?

Here goes:
(a) mainly fresh vegetables and fruit. No canned of either due to sodium
(b) protein - limited do to phosphurs amounts that affect the kidneys. So am limiting myself to 2 oz of chicken a day, 1 egg a day, and on most days I will have beans such as chickpeas (but not canned due to sodium)
(c) grains - 1 serving per day - 1/2 cup of 7 grain cereal OR 2 slices of bread for a sandwich (going to be working on making sandwiches without the bread but using lettuce making it into a wrap)
(c) carbs - potatoes / rice / pasta will be very limited. Should I have potatoes at supper it will only be 1/2 cup of boiled ones. When I have potatoes I will not be having bread during that day. Pasta will be only 1 meal a month due to my loving it more than I should. Rice is a bit better as it can be mixed between vegetables so rice is an option for every other day but limiting it so 1/2 cup

I see the doc again on Monday - called his office yesterday and nurse said I was not on his recall but she told me the results of kidney blood work - still the same - not worse not better - so I made an appointment anyway as I want / need to talk to him more about how to improve the function of the kidneys. For the past month I have made one improvement - 64 oz of water each day - and after I drink all of that I can have other beverages such as coffee or tea but not until all the water has been drunk.

So as I see him on Monday and today is Wednesday I am going to be hitting the treadmill for 1/2 mile a day and working on getting of that 1.4 plus 1 for a total of 2.4 loss by then.

Plan is to lose minimum of 1 pound per week but working at losing 2 every week in order that I can get 100 pounds lost by this time next year.

No choice if I want to have any type of healthy life or even to live a bit longer - can't afford to have diabetes and kidneys not working right - have to much to live for though I do look forward to meeting my Lord and Savor when I know I will not have any of these problems.

So I am moving forward - how about you? By the way Dwayne - I know that men usually seem to be able to lose the weight easier / faster than women - but I am going to give you a run for the money - and that actually goes to all of the group - I know we can all have a good month and a terrific year - let's do it





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Good Morning '48ers,

Margaret, thanks for the encouragement. I got quite a bit of walking in yesterday and some heavy lifting while shopping with DW so all was good by the end of the day. Watch out for those 'Birthday' cupcakes. I guess the good thing about a cupcake over a regular cake is 'smaller portion' so that's a good thing! You are a "Thinker" Margaret.

Mary hope you enjoy your trip. You and your DH are always on the go it seems. You inspire me, but alas, DW just not as mobile as can be. Hopefully soon. You 2 do so much good for so many others. Glad to hear your crown repair is holding. Usually those things will hold up well and you'll soon be 100%.

Marilyn, continuing to pray for you and all the areas you mentioned having the issue with the fires. I know here in Southern California this is going on now in a couple of areas but not near any towns. And waiting to hear of your weigh-in and how that went.

Missing all the other '48ers who usually post. I know you're on vacation Agnes but your posts are missed. Gloria has the family issue to deal with and I'm hoping it's getting better for her.

Well, I'm going to eat a little breakfast, then the gym then that good ol' 'Honey-Do' list that 'somehow seems to grow without water...'?!?!?!

Til next time,
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Hi All,
Leaving today for the vacation. I did go to the YMCA this morning for an exercise class, and now just wanted to stop by to say hello to all of you. My weight is at 149, down a tiny bit. I need to do the final clean out of the fridge etc, and then get on the road for a long drive to the Boston airport.

Hope you are all doing well.

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Good morning everyone.

Dwayne, walking can be a workout as well you know. But I'm glad you got your gym in as well. Good news for DW means it's a good day.

Mary, How much packing did you get done ? I guess when you get home it will be a new mouth for you. LOL

Marilyn how did your weigh in go at TOPS yesterday?

We are going for our walk this morning then we will be going to get some birthday cupcakes for our friends birthday party tomorrow. Then I want to do my housework when I come home.

Agnes, have a great vacation and enjoy yourselves.

Hope you all have a great day.

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Got some things accomplished today. Impressions done for new bridge which will take about 3 weeks. We leave this Saturday for our medical mission trip but the good news is that the cemented crown is still holding.

Sorry to hear of the fires in your area Marilyn. Hope your tops meeting went well.

Margaret, are you still walking with your friend? I need to get out there & walk again. Afraid the scale is going the wrong way again.

Dwayne glad your DW had some good news and that you're getting back into your gym routine.

Hoping to get some shopping done tomorrow so we can get packed. Did pick up some medical supplies today to bring with us. Right now I need to get started with gathering clothes together that I want to pack.

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Good Morning '48ers,

Marilyn, good luck at your weigh-in today. Know you and all your neighbors are in my prayers during your situation with the wildfires there in Canada.

DW's Dentist appt. went O.K. He couldn't do the work but referred her to a Dentist close to our home Margaret. Thanks for asking. He also gave her some good news which did almost as much as fixing her pain would have achieved so she was in a great mood for the rest of the day. Just hoping she gets some rest and we'll get this fixed and move on. Didn't get much of a workout in except for quite a bit of walking.

Well, with that I'm off for a 'real' workout. Then a little shopping for DW, then "Honey-Do" list time.

Til next time,
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Quick 'hi' before I leave for my TOPS meetings

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Good morning everyone.

Mary, hope your dentist appointment went well. Will your new bridge work be ready before you go away?

Dwayne, how did it go for your DW at the dentist? Did you get your workout done?

Marilyn, You and all the people in BC are in my prayers daily. Take care. I hope your DD ranch is spared. It's hard to believe that people can loose there whole way of living in a manner of minutes.

Today going for my walk with my friend then a little shopping. I'm starting to pick up what we need for our yearly BBQ for the club. Now is the time to check out all the specials.

Have a good day.

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Sorry I have not been more active here on the board lately. Just so much to do this week. Did make time to have a much needed visit with my friend over a cup of coffee this afternoon. Of course these days I cannot go anywhere without DH as mu shadow. Not complaining...just a statement. I am blessed that he wants to go with me as I know he could choose not to.

Well tomorrow I have an appt with my dentist to do the impressions for my new bridge. Then we will have lunch with a pastor friend of DH who will fill in for him while we are away for the next 2 Sundays. Then we will go visit with my "lil Fellow" who will soon by turning 15. Talked to him a few days ago & he misses me. So I'll say good night!

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Hope everyone is having a great day

Think I am holding my own this week, maybe a slight increase which is not what I want but will see tomorrow. As of today things are different - 10 days of not doing much to get the weight moving - it is now time to say good bye to some of it.

Please continue to pray for us here in British Columbia Canada. The province is still in an extreme emergency due to all the out of control fires. A number of towns (3 that come to mind) have all been evacuated (total population evacutated would be around 5 - 10,000 I would think). Many have lost everything but the clothes on their back

I woke up this morning at 2:30 due to thick smell of fire / smoke = we had left the kitchen window open and the smoke was coming in fast. All from the surrounding fires. Makes it hard to breath. Our normal population for the city I live in is about 95,000 but we are now up and over the 100,000 due to all the people that have been sent here due to the fires. They are now sending people up north to the next big city - our 2 daughters and their families could be evacuated - one of them more so than the other. Am concerned as they have a huge (and I mean HUGE) ranch and the fire is so close - if it hits them they could lose all their cattle - and that is their income - let alone getting them safe.

Hubby is about to go to Costco and get 4 more cases of water and more chicken for the freezer - to be on the safe side so that we have drinking water and some food should things get worse.

They tell us they haven't seen a fire this bad since 2003 - but to tell you the truth I believe it is worse than that - yet we all thought it was bad. More towns are being destroyed.

And the air quality has been changed to 'extreme' advising even us here in our city not to go out unless necessary - and let me tell you that is difficult for people like my hubby who loves to be out and about.

So if you are a person of faith and a prayer warrior please hold us up - the long term weather forecast says no rain until the end of August - but we need it now - not the rain with lightning but just a good rain to put this fires out or at least help get them under control

Please also remember all the people fighting the fire -it is hot enough out let alone to have to wear all their gear and work around fire - pray for their safety giving thanks that people would fight these for those of us who cant

So, am now going to see about getting on the treadmill - have the windows closed for no smoke and have put on the fans to try to keep it cool in here - it feels stuffy -

Ok no more complaining - life is great - we are alive - we will get through this





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Good Morning '48ers.

Yes I expected the 'scolding' from you Margaret. And thank you for caring...Glad to hear your breakfast was such a success and thanks for all the good your club does. It's people like you that make this a great world and a great message board.

Taking DW to Dentist today and hopefully get her taken care of. I'm a tad bit concerned about the cost, but her well-being is most important. I'll let you all know how it goes. Hoping to get some sort of workout in today, even if it's just a walk. The heat has been horrendous here, in the low 100's the past 4 days and now it's adding a LOT of humidity to the mix. Shoot, if I'm gonna get that I'd rather be in Texas...LOL.

Well, got to call Dentist and see when he can squeeze DW in for " 'fixin' "...

Til next time,
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Good morning everyone.

Bernie I hope all goes well with your DS operation I'll keep her and Barb in my prayers for sure.

Dwayne oh Dwayne do I have to come down there and give you a good shaking up????? Pull yourself up by the socks and get doing what your body is craving. Get to the gym. LOL

We had a lovey day yesterday. The breakfast was a great success . There were about 40 people in all. The men were all smiling from ear to ear seeing they could all get on their motorcycles for the day. One of our members had a BBQ the night before for her family and said we are having a half and half for our club. She brought in a 60$donation. We had a fun day for sure.

Today I'll be meeting up with friends for coffee after our walk and then meeting up with another friend from Vancouver for Lunch before she goes back home on Saturday. Hope you all have a great day.

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Good Afternoon '48ers,

Well, to confess to all of you is difficult! I didn't get my workout in yesterday. So the streak ends at 5 days and I start a new streak today. Don't know what came over me, attitude was fine, just made a 'bad' choice. Glad to hear you made a good choice Mary.

Bernie, sorry to hear of your DS's upcoming surgery. She'll be in my prayers along with Barb, you and all the other '48ers.

Margaret, well I opened the door and I'm expecting a bit of a 'verbal' spanking for missing my workout. As I let myself down, I feel like I'm letting our group down. It's so amazing what your group does for the charaties around your community. I know they must appreciate it. Do you do any Veteran's or Animal shelter groups?

Agnes, glad to see you're setting goals for yourself on workouts. Smart thinking.
You and DH enjoy yourself in Alaska, quite the beautiful state. I was there in 1969 for about 1 hour on a lay-over on my way to Vietnam, so what I saw was beautiful and flying over everything was white! Got off the plane, 4 in the PM and it was 30 deg. 12 hours later in Vietnam, it's 95 deg. Boy, talk about your extreme opposites. Just enjoy yourselves and can't wait to hear about your trip.

Mary, glad to hear your tooth is still holding. My DW was in such pain yesterday. I went and got her some Ora-Jel paste and mouthwash to help with the pain. Poor thing hasn't slept for the past 2 nights more than an hour. Hoping she's still out right now, and it's after 12 Noon! She didn't come to bed until about 5 this morning so i'm just letting her sleep. No reason to 'poke the bear' as youngest DS says. Your lunch yesterday sounded delicious!

Marilyn, glad to hear you're giving me a run for it this month. What about you other ladies out there? Let's get it moving.

With that I'm going to the gym and then "Honey-Do" list time. Heat here is bad, but humidity has been unbelievable. We should be in Texas for what it feels like here. Best example I can think of, or Mary in Louisiana and where I live is supposed to be 'desert' but doesn't feel like it. By the way, just remembered, don't know if you're all aware but the Spark Team points page is back. Look under your 'my Spark Points' and you'll see the listing near the bottom. And with that I'm outta here...

Til next time,
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Hi all,
Well, I did enjoy my stay vacay. We had a fire in Durango that brought in a lot of smoke and evacuations. Although 460 acres and one house was lost it seems a miracle that the firefighters were able to contain it. It is scary and Marilyn you and all the people in your area are in my thoughts and prayers.

Agnes, I misspelled brush hog apparently. It is a piece of equipment that trails the tractor to knockdown all the high grass and brush It is helpful here to reduce the risk of fire spreading and to maintain undergrowth from growing like sage brush which my husband has spent years clearing off the property.

Sounds like everyone is keeping busy.

Mary, you might check into a Medicare Supplement plan for dental. I have one with Humana which covers 2 cleanings and xrays each year. It also gives discounts on services needed. I wasn't sure it was worth it until I had to have some crowns replaced and although it was still expensive the discount did offer a substantial savings.

I forgot to post my weight on Friday. Was at 180.5 which is up .5 of a pound. emoticon Seems like most of us are kind of dragging our feet. WooHoo to all you who are doing well.

Agnes, enjoy your trip. It sounds like a lot of fun.

My sister is having hip surgery on July 19th so I am flying to Oklahoma City on the 18th to be with her for a few weeks And my friend, Barb, is undergoing prep to have her stem cell transplant from her wonderful donor. I would be most grateful if you would include them in your prayers.

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday.
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Good morning everyone.

Agnes, Wow sound like a beautiful trip your going to be taking. please post a few pictures when you get home. I'd love to see what that part of the country looks like.

Mary, so glad the tooth is holding. Do you think it will be fixed more permanent before your trip?

Marilyn, Your in my prayers. I do hope they stay far enough from you. My friend from Vancouver is in town and she'll be returning home next Saturday I sure she must be worried about her family. They are all spread over BC. Take care.

Dwayne, Glad to see your doing good at the gym. Keep up the good work. When you think of it if they have the ac running you can be in the cool and not have to pay extra for the ac like you do at home. LOL

I wish we would hear something from Linda. I'm very worried about her. I hope she is ok.

Today is our monthly breakfast meeting with the motorcycle club. We will be presenting the last 2 cheques to the people that were voted to receive them. One will go to the quilting ladies and the other will go to cancer. It's a beautiful day here so I'm thinking all the guys and gals will be arriving by motorcycles. There will be a lot of smiles around the room.

Hope you all have a lovely day.

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7/9/17 5:44 A

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Good Morning All,

Beautiful sunrise this morning.

Mary, I'm pleased to see that the tooth is holding, and that you were able to see all the goodness in your life and day. I try to do that, but some days it is difficult. Good for you! I also loved the quote from Scott Hamilton.

Marilyn, Positive thoughts being sent your way for your area. I'm so sorry to hear about the fires and all those lives disrupted. Please let us know how you are doing.

Dwayne, I see that you're aiming for more days at the gym. I'm trying to go 3-4 times a week. It's just not realistic for me to go every day. I get bored and then stop going entirely. I also need those in between days to recover!

All, on Wednesday DH and I will start heading west to Alaska. A far piece from Maine. We drive to Boston, then fly to Detroit, Seattle, and Juneau. We've never been to Alaska before. I'm looking forward to seeing one part of it - Juneau, Skagway, and a few places in the Southeast portion. I've heard that internet will be spotty at best, so please don't worry if you don't hear from me for a couple of weeks. We'll be back on the 24th.

Best,
Patricia



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Today started with a HumDum attitude but thankful that I had a choice to make it a better day. Thankful for so much in my life. GGDs that went home to good parents after a good night visit with us. A visit to an elderly friend in the NH. Good memories of my Mom there & CNAs that still work there & remember her when they see me visiting. Also a long talk with a good friend on the phone with a promise to visit soon...hopefully this coming week because it's been too long since our last visit.

DH & I went out for a late lunch together & chose a new Mexican Grill in town. Taco salad with shredded chicken topped with fresh guacamole. SOOO good. Low Carb supper. Tooth holding! emoticon

Heading for bed.

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Hope you are all having a great weekend.

First I would like to ask that you take time to 'pray' for those of us living in British Columbia Canada. I live in Kamloops BC (approx. middle of province) and yesterday along 138 more fires have started. The province has declared a state of emergency.

One 'villiage' of 1,011 residences (2011 census) has been completely evacuated and they are unable to control the fire - they are telling us that withn 24 hours they expect the complete village will be consumed by fire. Another village near it has all gone up in flames. All residences of Cache Creek have been evacuated to Kamloops and are having 3 days paid for a motel after that they have to find their own accommodations. Cache Creek is a 45 minute drive from where I live.

The main highway (#1 has been closed down from Kamloops west) Highway 97 north going from Cache Creek up past Williams Lake has been closed.

We are completely surrounded by these fires and the smoke is intense - please pray that rain will come to put these fires out - as I said the province is in a state of emergency and they have run out of men and plains to fight all these fires. The long time forecast says we will continue having this heat wave till middle of August at least. We have not been in this situation since 2003 and that was a terrible year - many towns / villages burnt down with lots of families losing everything.

Now on a different note - am doing ok with my changes with respect to my weight. But have not moved the scale at all this week and need it to move down even 1/2 pound on Tuesday - so am going have to get up on the treadmill and walk walk walk

So far this month (July ) I have lost 2 pounds and I don't need a gain as then I would have to lose even more to be the 'best loser' - Dwayne I am watching you and doing what I can to stay ahead of you as I know when you get going you will by pass me with no trouble.

Anyway need to get up and move some

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Good Morning '48ers,

Wanted to check in and catch up.

Mary, so sorry to hear of your discomfort and what you're going through. I do know about those costs and it is outrageous! I'm all for everyone making a profit but somewhere there's got to be an end to this. I know what the Ins. co's pay to Dr.s' and Dentists is only a fraction of what's being charged, so why can't that get passed on to the patients? I heard about a Dr. in Oklahoma that started a clinic, charges $50.00 per month per adult and they get all the medical care they need. X-rays, about $2.00 each, blood tests, same, MRI's about $5.00. So why if he can do that why can't that be expanded all over this country? O.K. I'm off the "Soapbox" now, but I'm upset at what they're doing to you Mary and my DW has to go see the Dentist next week since she's developed a toothache. It just never stops...

Agnes, glad to hear you're getting your workouts in. Weather here has been high 90's and 100's lately, so the gym I go to is A/C'd and that helps. Walking would be horrible unless you're out there at 6 AM. Keep it up young lady...

Margaret, wow, you are the 'go-getter' this morning and I envy your rain. Instead we get the 'oven'. At least you'll stay busy inside today.

I'm going to have a bit of breakfast, then off to the gym. Today is Day 6 of my exercise streak. Hate to admit it but that's the longest streak I've had all year! Working to turn all this around and it starts with me from inside...

Til next time,
Carpe Diem,
Dwayne

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Good morning everyone. Been up early and started making bread. I have an hour before it goes in the loaf pans so I thought I would do my post for the day.

Mary sorry to hear about your tooth problems. I know it can be very expensive. My grand daughter went the other day to have a tooth filled and I thought it was crazy to pay so much.

Agnes, glad to here you had a nice lunch and walk with your friend. Where are you going for your trip?

It's thunder storms right now . The rain is pour down but I have plenty to do in the house. LOL

Hope you all have a great day.

Hugs Margaret

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Good morning everyone,

Yesterday was a good day...exercise, short walk with a friend, lunch (not overdoing it) at a new place, and some errands. Today I must start getting read for a trip that we are taking next week.

Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about your dental problems. I know how expensive dental care can be. It's quite a shock. I hope you got the rest you deserved last night.

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emoticon @ 188.2 this morning...probably from that chocolate candy of yesterday. I did get to the dentist this morning & the news was not good. The crown is intact but the piece of the tooth broke off inside of it so he doesn't think the cementing will hold for very long. He also bonded it to the next tooth for extra support but I go in Tuesday a.m. to get the impressions done & it will cost me a new bridge to add the extra tooth to it. Cost is outrageous. And of course now that we are on Medicare, there is no dental coverage.

Tonight, the tooth is hurting next to it.It's been a long day with very little food in the stomach because he said not to bite anything, not even a sandwich, so I've had protein shakes.

VBS finished this morning & we had our celebration program tonight. All the kids did great. Promised the 3 GGDs a sleep over tonight so they are camping out in the living room in the sleeping bags in front of the tv & this tired GM is off to bed for some much needed emoticon emoticon

Edited by: MFLOYD6 at: 7/7/2017 (23:57)
Mary

Starting wt 213
1/1/2017 = 190.6
Goal wt is 175...

T-together
E-everyone
A-achieves
M-more.


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Good Evening '48ers,

Wanted to post my weight for this week. It was 227.82#'s; that's up over 2 1/2 lbs. for this week and I'm not happy about it, but I'll do better. Yes I do intend to win this month...

Til next time,
Carpe Diem,
Dwayne

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Hi everyone!

Been super busy....my daughter is home from her visit.....trying to keep up with everything, but I wanted to post my weight.....151.8 this morning, but I'm guessing I weigh more tonight ......I ate French fries emoticon


Hope I can get back to normal to read all the posts. Hope you all have a good night's sleep. I'm calling it a day
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Hi Everyone,
I'm a little late at checking in today, as we had another adventure with power and internet. This morning I heard a "boom!!" and then the power went out. It took a several hours for it to be fixed. It turned out that a squirrel managed to get into the power pole. Poor squirrel.

In the meantime I did go to the YMCA for another strength training class and then out for a short walk with a friend, and then lunch at an old fashioned drug store with counter food service. I didn't have the frappe/ice cream soda/etc., still it was nice to be there.

I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. My weight is at 149, which is higher than it has been, but lower than earlier in the week.

We are having humid and rainy weather in Maine, but not the heat that you folks are having. At least not yet. And since we don't have air conditioning, I'm very happy that the heat is not here.

Best,
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Good morning = hope you are all doing well

It is early (7:10 am) but I am soon leaving to have my eye appointment so thought I would check in on a group or two before.

Enjoying the heat everyone? It was over 100 here in my part of Canada yesterday - to hot for me so I stayed in the central air home

Everyone ready for a possible nuclear war with Korea - doesn't look good = yesterday I read that it was going to happen between USA and Korea and this morning I read the Korea's missiles will hit Canada and that Canada is not ready or protected = don't like this situation at all. May our Lord protect us and get the leaders of these countries to settle down and act like grown intelligent men and not angry little children.

At any rate have a great day everyone - will check in later or for sure tomorrow



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Good morning everyone. It's emoticon Friday. I'm pleased I stayed the same at 229. Hope you all have a great weigh in.

Yesterday I got in my walk and went shopping for a few things then got home and hubby and I washed all the outside of our house and then we did the windows. I must say that it use to take us a lot less time before. When we finished I was so washed out it wasn't funny. But the house is smiling.

Mary I hope the dentist is able to fix your tooth this morning. Let us know how you made out.

The weather here today calls for rain on and off I'll be surprised if I'll be able to get my walk in today but maybe we can hit a shopping center to walk around in.

We go to give our donation to a group of handicap people this morning. Our motorcycle club had 1239.00 to give back to the community. So this year we voted to give to the handicap , and a children's group to help with school supplies , and to one of our quilting groups who do quilts for the veterans and the Ronald Mc Donald houses and last one was for the ride for Cancer. So everyone was happy to receive their gift.

Hope you all have a great day.

Hugs Margaret

SW 269 lbs.

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Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way, But never forget the blessings that come each day. Have a wonderful day with many smiles and lots of laughter.


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