0
 
Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/28/16 11:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If you choose to buy into a planned community you agree to the convenients of the homeowners association. With the fees comes perks, club houses, lots of activities, pools, tennis courts, etc. They are dedicated to keeping the community up and looking good. That here are plenty of that type of houses available too. Mine is not a gated community.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/28/16 10:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think the really strict ones are gated but a lot a lot of them are more about keeping the neighborhood clean and safe. I wouldn't mind a goat to do the yard but they aren't allowed. lol

The country club is gated and I can only enter if Wilma has left a message at the gate. I have no desire to live somewhere that picky.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
USHARA's Photo USHARA Posts: 1,528
7/28/16 10:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow - whatever happened to personal freedom in the US? Unless one is living in a gated community with special rules, nobody can tell someone here what to do with their property or house. With Condos, you only own the inside anyway, so what the Condo board wants to with the outside no-one has any real say. But single, personal properties? They're all yours to decorate or not, as you please. LOL! I'm quite shocked actually, that HOAs are becoming a "thing" in the US. How sad. emoticon

Wow Rita - you're almost there! So proud of you! emoticon I hope everyone has a great get-together. I wish I could join you but it will probably never happen...sigh.

Pam from SW Ontario

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.


 Pounds lost: 3.2 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
OCEAN84's Photo OCEAN84 Posts: 231
7/28/16 8:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh my goodness ladies I am so excited to think I'll be getting to see you IRL (in real life). Diana should I send you my phone # since I have your email? I won't be able to see you on Sunday as my schedule is already packed with my 5 yr old GD BD party and another appt after that so I have to leave the party early . Church of course in the a.m. So, not enough hours in the day on Sunday. I should be able to meet up most any time on Sat. or Fri evening. Just let me know what might work.

BTW I lost 1.8 lbs at my weigh in yesterday. If I behave maybe I'll get those next 2 lbs off in the next week or two to reach my first major goal of 20 lbs. I hope so!

Edited by: OCEAN84 at: 7/28/2016 (21:03)
Rita
Colorado


 Pounds lost: 18.2 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/28/16 8:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The one time I got stung while mowing was under a crape myrtle, too. I think the wasp had a nest under the kids' slide and I bumped it. Most of my calf was purple for about a week. It was only the front that was nice and manicured but that's the only part anyone can see with the back privacy fence.

Safe travels to all of you travelling to visit. Have a great time! I'm debating having Larry drive me to the coffee date (or take his car) or sleeping in and the way I keep yawning, it may well be the sleeping in will win the match.




Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/28/16 3:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary I got one of those slip on braces and it didn't seem to help. I also tried one with velcro and it didn't either. I will manage. I have an appointment two days after I get home.

Rita that looks like a great place to eat.

Kerry Bob did our mowing today and it was so hot and he got stung by a wasp. They seem to love Crepe Myrtle trees. Hopefully since it is hot we won't have to mow for a bit. I would love to come home from vacation to a manicured yard!

Donna too bad on the house paint. It can be expensive but if it needs to be done I guess you'll have to bite the bullet.

Well, I'm packed and waiting for Bob to load the car. I leave at 6 am which means an early morning for me tomorrow. Hopefully first class will make a difference and I can comfortably take a little snooze. I had to get a ticket with a layover since I was using mileage but the second leg is first class too so I'll survive. By lunch I'll be looking for Sue! So excited.

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/28/16 3:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I never knew what an HOA was until we bought this house and now it seems that every neighborhood has to have one. We have one but it isn't real active and our fees are only $25 a year to keep up the two entrances. I usually donate more because most people I know don't feel they should do anything. I'm glad I didn't want to live in the country club because their rules are crazy. No parking in the street for more than one night. Your cars have to be parked in your garage at night. If your roof looks bad they tell you to get it washed or redone. You can only use special people to do the roof, yard and painting and only certain colors can be used. That's way too many rules for me.

Mary, yes, Trish lost her job-worked one day and went in the next to see them taking down the signs and putting up "store closed" signs. She spent a couple days with pay to help box up and empty the store out but got the official notice yesterday that the company has no spot right now for her. They were also nice enough to cancel her health insurance effective the date they started closing the store down. Luckily Aaliyah has insurance with her dad. fun times for everyone.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/28/16 1:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HOA is the home owners association. They have the right to tell you these things to keep the neighborhood up. We can choose anyone to do the job but must pick out of the approved colors. Hence the cookie cutter look. The original paint job was really crappy.
Mary you did good today. I have my boarding pass on my new phone. Yea.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/28/16 12:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Kerry, Trish lost her job? What a mess! I'm sure it's so hard to have all of that hanging over her head. Thank goodness she has you helping to raise the baby. I hope she finds a good job and can at least make enough to lease a car. You need a break! I have so much that needs to be done to my house, too. I have cracks in my kitchen ceiling and think maybe all the renovations we did 13 years ago have caused sagging or something. I know the workers went up into the attic and determined something about load bearing walls. I will call a structural engineer when I get back. I think I will call a home inspector, too. That way I will know what absolutely has to be done before I can sell. It IS always something!

Pam, my homeowner's association told me in the fall that I needed to power wash the side of my house. Yes, it did need to be done but I didn't have the money to do it. A nice guy who'd lost his job with the oil industry downturn went into the power washing business and did a good job on the front and side of my house. But the back, garage, and other side needs it too.

I have checked into Southwest and printed boarding passes for Sandra and me! For some reason they didn't let me get a mobile pass but we are prechecked for security! Sometimes it pays to be 'old ladies' I guess! I hope the flight will be uneventful!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
USHARA's Photo USHARA Posts: 1,528
7/28/16 11:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna, what is an HMO? If someone sent me a letter like that, I'd say "if you think it looks so bad, paint it yourself!" emoticon

Pam from SW Ontario

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.


 Pounds lost: 3.2 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/28/16 11:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yeah, Donna, that is always the way it goes-one thing on top of another. I have things around the house that need fixing and/or replacing plus the outside needs washing (stucco) and possibly a new coat of paint, but inside needs the main bath needs to be pretty much gutted. I'm thinking about calling the folks who can put in a tub over the bad one because the one we have just has one bad spot and I like the tile on the walls-it still looks great. I could go on but first I have to worry about getting our vacation paid off and the money Social Security wants back.

Does your association tell you who is allowed to paint the house? I have friends who have a list of folks they can use for everything-painting, yard work, roof, etc.

Guess I better get moving. Trish is coming over with my car so I can get to the store and maybe feed these grandkids. One car isn't so handy when one person "has" to go to the north side for lunch or oil change, etc. It's only a 35 mile drive up there and no way to share the car. That means sharing with Trish so she can do some job hunting as well as whatever she has to do for unemployment.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/28/16 12:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I got my computer back and it is dying and there is nothing I can do. Shoot
. I got a letter in the mail from the HMO saying I have to paint the outside of my house. 200 residents got the letter. My house is 10 years old and while I don't think it looks bad, it needs to be done.
When it rains it pours.


Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/28/16 12:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Rita. One of our other ladies is in CO Springs and did most of what you just mentioned. I looked up the restaurant. It looks like an interesting place.

I will look up your water flosser.





Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/27/16 9:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good evening. I got most of the mowing done this morning and had GS finish up the last rectangle this evening. I think it took him about 10 minutes. Oh well, he can say he helped. I need to find out what I owe the guy who did the front while we were gone. It was really nice coming home to a manicured lawn. Now I need to finish up my sparking and get some sleep.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/27/16 1:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks so much for the info, Rita. My friend Sarah goes to CO every year..her arernts have a condo somewhere! We will only have Saturday and Sunday to do things, so reservations and a longer drive probably won't work, but just the happiness of being together will be fine!

Pam, I was walking along the bayou with my WW friend today and we saw a woman with a baby stroller whom we saw on Monday. We stopped to chat and see the baby and the woman said she was the grandmother from Canada! She's from Alberta and has been here for a month. I told her about you and she has been to London, Ontario. That was the closest 'big city' that I've heard you mention! Of course, she's on the other side of CA!

I'm having lunch with a librarian friend from my old school. Then I have other 'stuff' to get done!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
OCEAN84's Photo OCEAN84 Posts: 231
7/27/16 1:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna, I looked at the name on my water flosser and it said Phillips Sonicare. So, its not a water pic. Mine is very slim lined and is on a small charger. I am pleasantly surprised with it. I can zip through my teeth with it quicker than actual flossing. It's not for brushing my teeth though, just the floss part.

Mary, if you decide to go to the Georgetown railroad it is a good idea to call for reservations. On a weekend, especially, and in the summer tourist season, things around here fill up really fast. Also a possibility is a trip up the Cog railroad to the top of Pikes Peak. It's a chilly ride though even in the summer. It's a bit pricey, and reservations are most definitely needed. It's about 1 1/2 hr from Denver in Colorado Springs area. A look at Red Rocks Amphitheater is another area attraction, no cost on it!

Depending on how adventurous you ladies are here is a most historical, interesting place to eat:

www.buckhorn.com/index.php and another would be:
thefort.com/

The food is good and the offering are most unique.

Rita
Colorado


 Pounds lost: 18.2 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/27/16 10:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Diana, can you go to Walgreen's and get one of the slip on knee braces? That might help. I'm so sorry it hasn't gotten better. We'll be careful of what we do and I hope you will be okay!

I too a steamy walk with my WW friend. It's so funny---the last 2 times we walked we've gone on the bayou trail that Dave and I used to go on. I haven't been since he died. I've seen friends both days and Susie and I have several of these friends in common! Small world!

I will finish up housework and have another lunch with another teacher friend. Then I will get ready for packing!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/27/16 8:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary I woke again today at 5 with aching knee. This is getting old. I hobble around like an old lady. Advil doesn't seem to help at all. The tour might be really fun! I haven't been doing well this week and my body is telling me that. I feel better when I eat better.

Pat I was surprised that SS could ask for money back too! Our government at work. Today is my day to get packed and get hair and nails done. The guys were laughing us yesterday. They say we get prettied up to go see other girls.

Kerry how awful! Money is so stressful sometimes! So much to do to get back into the swing of things huh?



Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/26/16 9:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh, Pat, that's great that you and Kathi can have an extra couple of days. My friend Sarah knows Denver and said she will send me info on Georgetown, an old mining town less than 2 hours away where there is a train that takes you all around and she said the Unsinkable Molly Brown house is fun to tour!



Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
PLPEEP's Photo PLPEEP Posts: 3,621
7/26/16 7:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary, Kathi and I are going to Denver two days early. Since our extra time together was cut short last year because of Jerry's mom we decided three days was just not enough time for us so we are going early and staying in a hotel for 2 nights. We also hope to figure out the light rail so all f us can get around Denver easier.

Pat from Kansas

"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "


 Pounds lost: 70.2 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/26/16 6:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just a quick check in before I got to dinner with Sarah. I had a good session with my trainer and got a lot done today.

Kerry, a toothbrush that chips your teeth? Wow, that's terrible. I'm hoping that you can get SS to do some sort of payment plan or just no SS until it's paid off, etc. That's just not right.

Pat, I don't get to check in with SW until Thursday at 11:00 since that's 24 hours before my flight. Are you going somewhere ahead of our trip? I need to make myself a note to jump on that....I think I can get Sandra's check in at the same time. Boarding pass, too?



Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/26/16 6:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We had a water pic for a short while but I got tired of using it before too long. I do use an electric toothbrush and like the one with the round head. After a while the battery wasn't charging enough to get through an entire brushing so my husband jumped online and found a new one that stays charged for weeks or months but does NOT have the round head. I think this one is too big and has actually hit and chipped a few of my teeth. I can't afford to chip or break too many teeth though without teeth maybe I would lose weight.

I did a short blog today with some pictures just to make sure I could do it right. I need to finish getting my photos marked so I can do more. A little each day is what I'm aiming for.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/26/16 5:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think Rita was talking about a water pic. Is that right Rita? I wonder if I'd use that after a while. I do get lazy about things.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/26/16 11:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't keep that kind of money lying around, either, not in any account!! They don't think they should have given me the full amount while Larry was still working and want me to give back the excess. Every penny of that went to pay bills-now I have another one unless I can get them to change their mind. I don't need this on top of SJRPP wanting part of the pension payments back.

Okay, other than that-the laundry is half done, I did get through a lot of mail and had a full recycle bin full of paper which I got out last night and picked up today. That's making the house feel a bit neater but not a lot. The cat won't leave me along although since she tried jumping down from the back of my chair the same time I reached for my phone she's MIA leaving behind a couple really nice scratches in my arm. Trish is coming over (in my car) to pick me up so we can go to BJ's. I really need to hit the grocery store so we don't have to go out for all 3 meals a day. I also need to figure out the bills since I forgot about a couple. oops emoticon



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
PLPEEP's Photo PLPEEP Posts: 3,621
7/26/16 9:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow I had no idea SS could ask for money back. Now I am in a panic because I have always thought they were over paying me even though I specifically ask and questioned the amount they were giving me. I get half of what DH gets plus an additional $300 from my salary working at the church. I guess I better have a reserve set aside.
Donna I had a cavity too and I am very bad about flossing. I try then it gets too hard so I quit. I have thought about getting one of those sonic toothbrushes and if they help you Rita I just might look in to it more seriously.
I am getting last minute things done today and it seems to be going OK. I have my second, and last load in the washer, my suitcase pretty much packed,my travel outfit picked out, my toes polished,now to finish making meals so my DH doesn't starve, lol. I have to keep reminding myself I have to check I at 9:35 with Southwest this morning to get my boarding pass. I am waiting and hoping to get a call from my eye doctor telling my new glasses are here, I really want to be able to take them with me.
Speaking of getting things done my dryer just beeped so my break is over.

Pat from Kansas

"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "


 Pounds lost: 70.2 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/26/16 8:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome home, Kerry! I know I couldn't be gone that long bu I'm sure your pictures and memories are wonderful. How awful to come back to the SS mess, though. I will go back in person in late September to 'lobby' to get Dave's for the next year rather than my measly portion.

Rita, I have an Oral B which replaced my other electric toothbrush and like it, too. I alternate between a manual one and the electric. Yes, the thunderstorms make for a walk around to 'fix' all the clocks and microwave, etc. It started raining early this morning, too. I don't know if my friend and I will get our walk in. Not a problem since I had a killer workout at Zumba. My teacher is gone all of July and they have had a series of subs who have no idea of our level of 'understanding' or lack thereof, lol! Last night we had a tiny Asian woman who teaches regular aerobics with GUSTO. She was acting like a crazy woman. I couldn't keep up and she kept telling me and others to work harder, etc. Nope, not gonna happen! My muscles are screaming at me today.

Diana, I throw mine in the freezer at home and I'm sure we'll have a full fridge/freezer at our disposal. Bring a plastic bag for it, though. Sometimes those things spring a leak! I sure hope you will be okay with your knee. Even a twinge causes a cringe at times!

Donna, I'm sorry about your cavities. I haven't had but one in years but that one was a tiny one between two molars, too. I'd actually thought it was an issue with my crown and it turned out to be a tiny cavity. Once it was filled, I haven't had any trouble. i hope you can stay on top of things from now on. Literally, tooth pain IS a pain! Do you know when you get your computer back or fixed?

I feel like I've put on another 5 pounds. I had lunch with a friend yesterday and wil have 2 more lunches and dinner with others all before Sandra comes here on Thursday!! You will see me waddle in Denver!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/26/16 12:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary I am flying in. I have one of those and an ice pack but I don't know if we will have ice at the house. I can pack the ice pack if you think we will have it. I hope you get your tv etc all fixed. I would end up calling my son too!

Pat I treated myself to a cute little carry on bag that has scenes from NY on it. You can carry it or it too has wheels! I got it on Prime Day on Amazon and saved $20. Oh and they do have beautiful duct tape now!

Kerry Oh my gosh! SS wants their money back? What will you do? I would not have that kind of money hanging around! Prepare for the cat to want in all night! I always kept mine out of the bedroom and the cat tried her best to get in anyway. Your cat missed you so good luck!

Rita I still have close friends from my TOPS group in Alaska. I went to see them all in Oregon last year. Since I have to go to another town now for WW I should look for a TOPS group. Like you said it is much cheaper and all I want is the weigh in! But, TOPS was always more fun than WW.

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


OCEAN84's Photo OCEAN84 Posts: 231
7/25/16 11:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Donna, so sorry to hear you had cavities! I used to get them also until I got the Phillips Sonicare flosser. It is a simple button to push and it squirts regular tap water between the teeth at a high rate. Since I started using it, no cavities! I got another "no cavities" report today. It sure beats flossing with yucky floss (but I do like the mint flavor).

Kerry, I'm glad to hear you are home! Where is your next trip to? Aaliyah should get a miles traveled award! Wow you really got bit hard by S.S. What are they thinking? Most people I know certainly don't have money like that sitting around to return. I sure hope it all works out okay for you.

Pat, sometimes the most inexpensive items end up being the best buy ever. It's those times I wish I had bought two! Even if you have to resort to duct tape, it comes in lovely colors and designs now.

Diana, I did the same about having an official weekly weigh in at TOPS when I was doing an online program. That way I couldn't even cheat if I wanted to. It kept me accountable. It was one of my more successful weight loss events too. I did WW 5 yr ago for my son's wedding and lost 26 lbs. I just can't afford to keep paying for the weekly weigh ins.TOPS is my kind of price. It's $5.00 a month and a yearly fee of around $30 something which includes a nice monthly magazine. My group says we are "family" as we've all been in there for years and years and we have all been through life's events with each other. They are a group of lovely ladies.

Mary, having the power go off and on wreaks havoc on our electrical things. It doesn't happen too often here but the microwave, stove clock and things all have to be restarted. So I get your day! Fixing the TV is beyond me so kudos to you!




Rita
Colorado


 Pounds lost: 18.2 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/25/16 11:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Huh. Ialways heard that they pay you what is determined to be your wage. If they discover they overpaid then they suspend your income until they 're paid back .

Sure miss my computer.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/25/16 10:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Pat. Use it until it bites the dust.
I'm went to the dentist today. Not good n news but it is my own fault. I dont floss like I should and all the cavities are between the teeth. Why don't I do better. I hate the dentist.

Edited by: PRESCOTTLADY at: 7/25/2016 (22:53)
Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/25/16 10:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Duct tape works! lol Glad you got the rain your area needed, Mary. We only saw a little rain over our entire trip. Our next trip will only be a week and not cross country. We may take Aaliyah again, though. Since that's our choice we foot the bill. We would if the other grandkids came along, too.

To add to the bills of travelling I got a letter from Social Security saying they overpaid me last year because of Larry still working and they want their money back now. Gee, I don't think I have $5500 lying around right now. Oh well. We came home to a VERY needy cat who will not leave me alone. I sure hope she doesn't yowl all night when I shut her out of the bedroom. I won't allow animals in the bedroom anymore and haven't for quite a while.

I hope you all enjoy your get together! One day hopefully I can join in.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/25/16 8:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Pat, for $20 it will do whatever it needs to do and if not, we can buy Duct Tape!!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
PLPEEP's Photo PLPEEP Posts: 3,621
7/25/16 6:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Happy day my impulse buy of a strange looking suitcase, it looks like a duffel bag but has wheels, is awesome, lol. I opened it all up and it has lots of pockets, two large areas for clothes and lots of room. I think I am going to love it. The only problem is I bought it at Aldi's and it only cost $20.00. I can just see the the entire bag falling apart in the middle of my trip. Have I ever mentioned I worry about things, lol.

Pat from Kansas

"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "


 Pounds lost: 70.2 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/25/16 4:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Diana, do you think getting one of those freezable things you could wrap around your knee would be better than just a sack of corn? You are driving, right? You could put it in a cooler and put it in the freezer when we get to the house. I know my lack of WW progress is my own fault. I love the leader and the friends I've made but I'm not 'with the program' at all. All my exercise doesn't help with all my eating!

I hope your husband can rest up and be feeling better soon, Rita. What kind of job does he do? I thought he was a deacon 'on the side' and worked at the church as his regular job? I'm glad your dental appt. was fine.

Donna, once I had the iPad, learning the iPhone was a cinch...but there are so many things that I just don't know about. Such a learning curve for new devices.

Pat, I'd take whatever great ticker Spark gives you...you've done it once, then again, anyway! You deserve great rewards.

Hooray, it's been pouring for 45 minutes. Boy, did we need it. But my power went out, then came back on, the TV went out and the phone. I had to call Greg to tell me what to do. I 'fixed it' and the power went off again. The tv is back to showing the Uverse logo and a spinning circle. Such ls life!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/25/16 3:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Rita I joined in January so i would have a place that would weigh me. I still go by the SP diet. I like it much better. I just need to be accountable at weigh in so paying for online is silly since I have SP. I actually find their program tedious. I used to go to TOPS but there is no group locally. I live in a very small town. I always am glad for a clean slate at the DDS. I always feel I dodged a bullet!

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


OCEAN84's Photo OCEAN84 Posts: 231
7/25/16 2:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Diana, how long have you been in WW? Do they have an online group you could join? It's not the same but it would help to keep the focus going. I knew someone who joined it and was very happy about it.

Donna, it must be a big surprise for you to look in the mirror and see yourself as a brunette. I've always been a brunette and one time when I had highlights someone referred to me at "the blond". I was so surprised to think someone saw me with hair that light. Now I always tell my hairdresser to go easy and not make me too light...just blend in the gray! lol

Pat, you are talking big numbers no matter how you add it up. I will be so thrilled when I get close to a 40 lb loss. My TOPS goal is 150. But even then I'd like to get to 130 but I'm trying to be realistic and not get discouraged. One goal at a time. I do remember being 125 in my college days and that was nice.

Mary, you do have a full week! It will all end up with fun and games though in Denver so it will be exciting counting down the week days. I do like the resale shop idea. I go to one I like so maybe while out running errands today I can make a stop to look there. They put things on racks according to the labels i.e. Jones of New York, Coldwater Creek, Chicos, etc.

I had my dentist cleaning today and hooray for another clean bill on the pearlies. I'm always so relieved to escape any repairs. DH came home early for lunch today. His pain is making him so tired. I am going out to look for GD birthday present while he naps. I'll wake him up to go back to work when I get home. Pain really can drain all energy and good intentions.





Rita
Colorado


 Pounds lost: 18.2 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/25/16 11:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary my WW group is disbanding in Hobart so I will have to drive an hour to a meeting if I decide to stay in it. I do actually feel my 60s is our time. I can't wait to see you guys Friday! My hair and nails appointments are Wednesday.
Pat I can't believe you were ever at 220. You look so good and have done so well. I'm so proud of you!

Donna my phone makes all kinds of sounds and I never know if it is a text or FB. I have figured out my alarm though. Always something to learn! A brunette huh?

Not much going on here. I will do some last minute things before our trip and rest my knee. I am going to have to stop at the store in Denver and get my frozen corn for my knee. It hurts during the night a lot. I will probably have to sleep on the couch since I will be up and down a lot.

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/25/16 8:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh yes. My hair. I asked her to tone it down a little. I knew she was not paying attention. She was taking about her sister s up coming wedding. I even interrupted her to not go too dark. I will be a brunette when I go to Denver. Grrrrr

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/25/16 8:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ugh. I got a new iPhone yesterday. On my sigh. I need help. I was waiting for my alarm to go off to go to work and I heard single ding. I thought well I'll have to change that alarm and I jumped out of bed I am all ready to go to work and I am an hour early. That thing was just a notification that somebody did a text .
Mary you have lots going on this week.
Oh shoot. I forgot what I was going to say.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
PLPEEP's Photo PLPEEP Posts: 3,621
7/25/16 8:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good morning. Rita I have no idea why my ticker registers that big of a loss. I think it is going from the first time I joined. Then I gained a bunch back but not all of it. This go around I have only lost a little less than 40. I was pretty happy to see it did not delete my account even though I didn't log in for a few years. But I can not find my original weight. I am pretty sure it was 220. Then I got down to 150 which actually is only 70 pounds lost even though I keep saying I lost 80 pounds. Oh well I have issues with numbers sometimes. Now I am a little below 150 or a little above. My goal this time is 145. And my ultimate goal is to stay between 145 and 150. When I was in high school I weighed 130 and was considered chunky, go figure!

Pat from Kansas

"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "


 Pounds lost: 70.2 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/25/16 8:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My WW leader said last night that WW and Fitbit are having trouble syncing so it's not anything I did. I am putting my steps and exercise in manually, but that's not how it's supposed to work!

Diana, yes, bring your fitbit and the connection. We can look at it in Denver. I hope Pat and Nyla can give us iPad and iPhone lessons, lol! Maybe our 60's will be 'our tme' for sure!

Rita, maybe try a resale shop for some in between clothes. Or at least get one pair of pants that fit well right now that you know you can wear with a cute top when you want to look nice! That way you are giving yourself a boost. Twenty pounds is a fabulous 'turn of events!' And yes, the little chatter is so sweet!

Kerry, will you get reimbursed for all you spent on the baby for your trip, or is that not going to happen? This seems like a very expensive trip. I'm glad you had such a good time, but wow, I would be exhausted with an empty purse, lol! I've never driven farther than a tank of gas....they don't let me out very often!

I am so busy this week. I get a pedicure after my morning walk today and am meeting a friend for lunch. Then I have Zumba tonight. Tomorrow I have a very early lunch, then get my hair cut, followed by a session with my trainer. One Wednesday I have lunch with a teacher friend from my old school and Zumba that night. In addition, I will walk in the morning!! Sandra comes Thursday afternoon and we leave on Friday...so much to do before then!



Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
OCEAN84's Photo OCEAN84 Posts: 231
7/24/16 11:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Kerry, I think we were posting at the same time. It will be nice not to have such a long travel day tomorrow. Hopefully you'll arrive home not so tired.

Diana, I think it's important to remember we are not in our 30s or 40s any more and to just accept the age we are and be as cute grandmas as we can pull off! lol...I think that is as much for me as the rest of you.

I think I'm having some clothes crisis. I saw myself in a mirror lately and my clothes looked kind of sloppy and maybe???? too big? I don't feel like my body is a different size as I never took measurements since that would have been really depressing but anymore I just don't know what to wear. I do have a dress or two I like but for casual my pants and capris just don't do it for me. I hope my body can adjust to a size I can look for. I think I must be between sizes! On the other hand I don't want to buy any new clothes until I've lost enough weight to make it worthwhile!

Rita
Colorado


 Pounds lost: 18.2 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/24/16 10:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Pat I remember telling myself at 30, 40, 50 and 60 this would be the decade I would lose and keep it off. It sure is hard to know we will have to count and watch everything for the rest of our lives. I guess we just have to accept it and it will become the norm. That is a very small house for the kids. So they plan to move to the trailer within a year? I too feel great about this being MY trip. I like the fact it is something just for me!

Mary so proud of you for exercising. I can't even find my fitbit. I do have one of those wrist ones Kathi had but can't figure out how to set it up to count on SP. Maybe I can get someone to help me figure it out next weekend.

Kerry you have been on the road a long time. You probably had to save for that trip! We will be in hotels one week and I'm horrified at the cost!

Rita I guess I am hard headed. I have known for years what I should do about food but have not really made the changes. This year has been different. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


OCEAN84's Photo OCEAN84 Posts: 231
7/24/16 9:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Diana, you are right we'll be doing this weight battle our whole lives. We should be getting pretty good at it by now.

Mary, I'm with you in not giving up! It's reminding myself that small losses do add up. I am focusing now on hitting my 20 lbs off mark. It's less than 5 lbs to get there but it sure takes some discipline. I love the chatter of our little girls. The sounds of their little voices and what they say is priceless.

Pat, it's nice you could help your kids move their stuff today. Moving is such a project. I'm sure they are so happy to be in a better place, even if it's small. Every time I look at your weight loss ticker I am in awe at how wonderfully you've done. Your pictures look so cute. We are all here together to help each other stay on track and for most of us to get closer to goal. I'm gIad I'm back with all of you. I never should have gone MIA for so long.

Kerry, I hope you arrived back at home today as you planned. It will seem strange I would think knowing you don't have hours in the car every day this week. You'll be having your own family reunion! Welcome Home! What an awesome trip you've had.

Yesterday Rex and I went to Boulder and had fun shopping and finding a fun place to eat. I felt like I was on holiday. We had to get up early today since Rex was serving 7:30 Mass. By this afternoon we needed naps. We hate to spend our day off sleeping but it was nice. We had some errands we planned to run but I guess I can work on them tomorrow. In the morning I have my usual dental cleaning so while I'm already in the car, I'll get to Toys R Us for another birthday present for my almost 5 yr old. I hope to be seeing you ladies very soon!







Rita
Colorado


 Pounds lost: 18.2 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/24/16 9:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We are spending one more night in a motel (with one more bill, of course) because of leaving Lincoln late but it was nice spending some extra time with my sister. The traffic and road construction also slowed us down. We are stopped north of Atlanta so we will sleep in and have a relaxing breakfast at the motel before leaving for Orange Park. Hopefully that will let most of the Monday morning rush hour through. We'll be home by the middle of the afternoon. Trish and Aaron were in GA for a family gathering and she said several people were rather mad that they didn't bring Aaliyah. Oh well. They're close enough to see anytime they want. I need to get back in the right time zone-can't believe how many times I've had to change my watch on this trip. Now it's time to also get Aaliyah on track and into bed-she's starting to yawn and whining.

Mary, that's the pits about your fitbit not syncing. Hopefully tomorrow I can get back on track answering everyone.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/24/16 8:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Pat, Stephanie and Wyatt's new apartment sounds like Chris and Ashley's old one. It was under 500 sq. ft with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. No other space! Their new house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths...a palace compared to the old place. I do hope it will give them a chance to take a deep breath and get the bus ready!

I had a hard workout at water aerobics. I came home and finished my Fitbit teps for the house but it didn't sync for my WW app. I had to put my steps in for the first time and that isn't fun...it's supposed to do it automatically!



Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
PLPEEP's Photo PLPEEP Posts: 3,621
7/24/16 7:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We took Decklan home this morning and spent most of the day helping the kids move all important stuff over to their new rental house. They will not be staying in the old place again. The ceiling was beginning to fall down and Steph was so afraid of staying there. Plus the neighborhood had really gone down hill since they moved there and she didn't feel safe any more. She kept telling me the new house was really small so I was prepared, and it is really small. It only has one bedroom a living room, kitchen and back utility room. First she was going to have both beds in the small bedroom then she decided to give the room to Decklan and they bought a futon DH had made that they put in the living room where they will sleep. This will be the exact arrangement they will have on the bus so this might be a good test for them. The bus is still smaller but not by much. The nice thing about the new place is there is a big back yard for Decklan to play in and the landlords don't care if they park the bus on the property. Now there is not such a critical push to get it done, plus they signed a year lease.
Diana thank you for the sweet comment, I do try to take care of myself but never see myself as the best I can be. Always suffering from a low self esteem it is hard for me to see myself as that. But like a lot of you I pretty much know how much I weighed at every low point of my life. And like you Rita I remember so well how I felt each time I lost the weight and I was able to wear stylish clothes. For me at least it has been a life long struggle of trying every diet, fad weight loss schemes and spending so much money that worked when I did them but not long term. As sad as this is I have probably spent half my life thinking about what I eat or don't eat. Sometimes I get so tired of it but now I know I have to keep at the calorie counting for the rest of my life and not let myself get so comfortable because I can lose control so easy.
I am pretty tired so will just rest tonight, but tomorrow I will have to get busy and get ready for the trip. I very rarely do things just for me and this trip is just for me so I am going to enjoy it.

Pat from Kansas

"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "


 Pounds lost: 70.2 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/24/16 2:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh, wow. The site is so slow now that I couldn't get the arrow to go up and down so I could ready everythng! This is the only place I come to that acts that way. So annoying!!

The girls slept til 7:30 this morning so Cherilyn and Steven had a chanc eto sleep in. They got home at 11:00 last night so that was a good night's sleep for them. we all went to Mass this morning and the girls were reasonably well behaved, lol! They had a family birthday party this afternoon so I went to the grocery store on the way home and thought I got in my steps forthe house....but I didn't according to my Fitbit. Oh, well, I do most days on the hour.

I will go to water aerobics since I am home so early.

Rita, I have no surgery excuse for my weight increase and I DO exercise a lot! I just eat a lot, too, obviously. I think I make good choices many times but it doesn't show up at the weigh in. Even if I just lost 20 pounds I would look so much better. I'm not giving up.

Yes, Diana, I can tell what weight I was in most pictures, too. I remained between 115 and 125 most of my 'kid' years and didn't even put weight on after my hysterectomy at 40. But by 48 or so I started going up and have battled it ever since.

Pat, I hpoe Stephanie and Wyatt are getting settled in the new apartment. I had such fun with the girls and their constant chatter. They were doing playdough when I left today and Annalise was cutting through a large circle that she rolled out. She said "Look, Mimi. I'm cutting a pizza!" Then Grace said "I'm scissoring mine, Sissy!" They are so funny!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/24/16 10:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna we all feel that way. We see that young girl we were. I never know until I see pictures. The mirror lies!

Mary we still have a few years to be the best looking women at our age. We just need to get there. A few of us seem to have found that already like Nyla, Pat and Sue! I haven't seen the other ladies in person.

Kerry you are probably really glad to be going home. Sounds like a good trip but it is always nice to get home.

Pat your days are always filled with so much. When is your next Busy Bells get together? I don't envy you moving in this heat.

Rita sounds like you had the golden ticket several times. I too can tell you exactly what my weight was in pictures. I can remember that good feeling of being close to goal. I remember how things buttoned easily and clothes glided on. I can remember a pair of jeans and tshirt looked good then. Now everything is squeezed and tight or look like sacks. Thank goodness I found this group and SP. We can do this. It is a battle we will fight our whole lives.

Today is a laid back day with a pot of beans for dinner.

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


OCEAN84's Photo OCEAN84 Posts: 231
7/24/16 1:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary, I have a few pictures that I feel good about .Each of the pictures are after I had lost anywhere from 25 to 50 lbs. When I lost that weight I loved shopping for new clothes and had good hair-dos and really worked at being "cute". I felt so good and it showed in my confidence. Each time I had no intention of gaining weight back. I was already married and a mother so I can't claim it was my youngest of days. However with hip problems and shoulder surgeries my exercise and good intentions always were pushed aside for recovery. I wish so much I could have held the line. I have had about 3 major weight loss events in the last 35 years and the way I felt in my success is still memorable. I even won a Caribbean Cruise with one of the efforts. I just so easily forget my motivations though and I have to keep it in mind instead of eating things I shouldn't. Adding exercise every day would help too! Sigh. When I'm here with all of you though I do find motivation and recollection of what I really want to do. I guess I shouldn't have eaten those meringue cookies tonight. Otherwise I would have had a pretty good day! Tomorrow is a new start!

Rita
Colorado


 Pounds lost: 18.2 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
PLPEEP's Photo PLPEEP Posts: 3,621
7/23/16 11:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It is late so will just say hi. We will be taking Decklan back home in the morning and then help Them move into their new rental house. She keeps warning me about how small it is but she said it is perfect for them. I guessI will find out tomorrow. It has been a long hot day here so not much else to report.

Pat from Kansas

"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "


 Pounds lost: 70.2 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/23/16 9:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have never seen such a slow connection so this won't be long especially since my first post disappeared. We have a tired cranky baby and a grumpy old man which isn't helping. Mary, I have NEVER been cute with being chubby and having crossed eyes. I didn't look bad in my senior pictures but that's about it. We should be home probably late tomorrow evening since we didn't get through St. Louis today with visiting with my sister and dad.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/23/16 8:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna, when my sisters were here last week we were going through so many pictures that we'd given our parents through the years. I found one that brought tears...I used to be cute! I hate that I let myself go, and I truly don't remember how it started: just a few 5 pound jumps at a time, I guess. But it is what it is, and all we can do now is try to be the best we can be 'at our age!' I have grade school and high school friends who have hardly aged and they haven't had 'work' done. Others? I would never recognize them if I ran into them. I know I won't ever be the person I could have been if I would have been careful with my diet and exercised when I could have prevented a big loss. But like Diana said, I am slowly learning to recognize what and the amounts I'm eating. I'm a very slow learner!!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/22/16 10:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I thoroughly enjoyed playing ball but today I wonder what an old fat lady looks like playing. I can't seem to understand that is what I look like even though I look in the mirror. I don't see her, I just see the old me. I did hear Joe, the guy I work with who played with me tell someone I did not play like a beginner. Maybe there was some skill there.
Diana: That is right, you are developing good habits. I find if I eat sugar I crave more and more to the point of no self control. The only way I have managed this is to freeze a single serving size of a sweet and the law is I can only have one serving. Then there is no decision to be made. I ate my serving and that is the end of it.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/22/16 10:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary that would be great! I was thinking I would end up looking for a place to wash!

Kerry that is quite the trip you've been on. Glad you had a good visit with friends.

Donna I guess I am becoming much more aware of what I'm eating. Even if I eat something maybe I shouldn't I have started limiting how much. Bob wanted a Banana Split and I had a small Sundae and thought I should have eaten half because it was so sweet. I'm learning and adjusting which is what I should have done years ago. I haven't given it my all lately either but the habits I'm learning are at least keeping the gain at bay! We will do this Donna! I so admire the exercise you do. You do such "young" exercises!

Rita after 3 no weigh ins you are doing well. I know I used to gain 5 pounds in a week so we must be learning something! 84 and rain sounds wonderful to me after 100 degree heat.

Pat Decklan is one lucky kid to have such a great grandma who is willing to play!

We just got back from OKC where we saw Star Trek. If you are a Trekki you will probably like it. I did.

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/22/16 9:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Large groups of opposite side family members makes for a strange visit, Kerry! Good luck with the return trip, too. I'm sure it will be great to finally be on the way back home.

Ahhh, cool air! It's almost where it should. Be and I am chilly, lol. Such a huge difference when the fan is running. The problem was a small part in the old not replaced unit, of course! The warranty is almost up on that. But for now, it's nice and cool and it didn't cost but $75.

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/22/16 9:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yeah. My stepmother's son, his girlfriend and her little boy were there at the house when we showed up. He was changing door locks, etc. When lunch was served my stepmom said without putting leaves in we would have to use two table so her son, gf and boy sat in the kitchen while the rest of us sat in the dining room then when he wasn't working on the doors they would go downstairs or just sit in the spare room so I decided it was time for us to go and let them spend time with her and dad. Strange thing to do but I guess they felt because we had come so far they shouldn't butt in?



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/22/16 9:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh, the Epson salts sounds like exactly what I need. We just had a huge monsoon roll through so it dropped the temps from the 90's to the 70's. Now a bath doesn't sound as bad. I know that Epson salts has helped me in the past.

Kerry : hope the rest of the trip goes well. I guess I missed something where one side of the family must be in another room from your family?



Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/22/16 9:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Aaliyah just spotted me around the corner and was trying to speed crawl to me. The cool wood floor slowed her down.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/22/16 9:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna, I hope your soreness is easing up.
Mary, I hope they got out to take care of your a/c. Maybe it's something "easy" like a Freon leak or at least a simple fix. I always threaten to go to a motel when the a/c is out but somehow that never happens. Luckily we haven't had an issue for a few years. knock on wood!
Pam, hope your cake and fondant works out well. I don't do much baking anymore other than Christmas time.

We spent most of the afternoon visitig with my dad and stepmom. Her son, his girlfriend and her son were there. He was installing new locks and deadbolts to the doors. The little boy is about 4 and he was having fun with Aaliyah. I finally told Larry we should leave so her family didn't find it necessary to go sit in another room so we grabbed dinner and are now back at my sister's. Well, we did stop to give my younger brother the money we owed for food at the reunion first. I need top go through everything and get it all neat and ready for the car. We will need to stop for diapers since I don't think 6 will last the drive to Florida. We have water and formula. I am hoping the weather cools down a bit and that the car a/c keeps on working as well as it has so far. That's about it for me-we have 2 long or 3 short days of driving to arrive home.

Rita, North Platte has really grown even with the railroad moving out though that may slow the growth down now.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/22/16 1:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna, I'm sorry for your poor sore muscles. You do so much physical exercise that I wouldn't think you'd be so sore. I hope you'll be okay.


Pam, I always forget about Epson Salts. I have some in the upstairs bathroom. With the AC out, though, I wouldn't go for a hot bath. I already feel like I'm taking one, lo! I borrowed a floor fan from my WW friend and it feels really good.

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
USHARA's Photo USHARA Posts: 1,528
7/22/16 1:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh poor Donna. I feel for you. Those poor muscles. The best thing you can do?
Get someone to pick you up a box of Radox Bath Salts (or Epsom salts will do). Soak in a nice warm/hot bath with the salts and they honestly work wonders! I used to use Radox in England and it was wonderful and I was so delighted when I saw they sold in Canada too (I'll assume you can get it in the US).

P

Pam from SW Ontario

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.


 Pounds lost: 3.2 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/22/16 11:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
O M G!!! Heaven help me. I can hardly move. Maybe it was a thing like my mind says Let's play pickleball, and my body who didn't talk to me last night is YELLING at me today. WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU THINKING??? YOU IDIOT!!! It is designed for seniors but I guess 1.5 hours of an exercise you aren't used to has killed my body. Groan. . . I loved it and will play again when I recuperate but for today, walking is a challenge.

Mary, hope you can stay cool for now. You may HAVE to do a shopping spree in airconditioned stores to get some relief. ha ha

Pam: Good luck with the cake. I got sick of pink too by the second girl. The prettiest dress my baby got was a gingham brown and white with yellow trim and a ribbon.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/22/16 10:19 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Pam, the outside unit is only 6 months old and the inside attic one is a year. There is a 10 year warranty as far as I know so I sure hope it's okay. If not, I will be so mad.

I am not a baker so I wish you well with the fondant. I've never even tried that! Cherilyn's colors for the girls were pink, grey, and white. It was a cool and cute combo. What about grey and yellow? That's still girly without being over the top pink! I'm sure the shower will be fun.

I took a cold shower and am still dripping wet. I will get a fan from my WW friend and open the windows for some simblance of a breeze. Wow, is it hot!!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
USHARA's Photo USHARA Posts: 1,528
7/22/16 9:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary, I will assume that there is some kind of guarantee or warranty on your unit. It hasn't been in long so you hopefully won't get charged for fixing it.

I won't be outside much today. The humidex reading for today is 111 F!!!! We were supposed to get thunderstorms yesterday, but no go. It turned black and ugly then blew away and the sun came out. LOL! Not even a rumble of thunder...sigh

I have to go and make some squares for Sunday's baby shower for Julie. Leah and I had so much fun shopping yesterday for little girl stuff. Julie hates pink though and didn't want much pink stuff, so it was interesting finding stuff that wasn't all pink. LOL! Then tomorrow I experiment with using a fondant icing. I've never used it before, so this should be interesting.

Have a great weekend gals!

Pam from SW Ontario

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.


 Pounds lost: 3.2 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/22/16 8:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I hope you can stay cool today, too, Pat! I called the AC people at 7:30 and they will come between 3 and 5 today. If they can't fix my NEW UNIT, I guess I can stay with Cherilyn a couple of days but I have so much planned for next week!!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
PLPEEP's Photo PLPEEP Posts: 3,621
7/22/16 8:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary sorry you AC is not working. We are suppose to hit 100+ today so I am hoping our's keeps working, especially since Decklan is here.
After I get my hair cut today not sure what else we are doing. I know we will go to the pool after afternoon nap. I don't think we will play outside much though because of the heat. Decklan gets hot very easily, just like his dad.

Pat from Kansas

"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "


 Pounds lost: 70.2 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/22/16 7:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good morning from my hot house. My AC ran all night light and when I checked it last night, it was on 75 but registered 78. This morning it's 80! I know many people don't have the luxury of AC even in Houston but my house has a new upstairs unit and new coils outside! I will walk with my WW friend then call the AC people and hope they can fix it today!

Kerry, reading your hectic schedule wears me out. How much longer will you be traveling? I hope you can remind Mary that she can't be gone for hours and hours. Such a sad situation, I know, but it's not fair to you to have her stay out so much while you're there.

Donna, many of the over 55 places have pickle ball courts. I'm sure it's fun. Glad you have so many good things to do with friends!

Rita, I saw the fairy gardens you made with your granddaughters...so sweet! And congrats to Rex being a deacon for so long. That's such a special committment. I get my hair cut next Tuesday...and I get it cut once a month like Pat. It grows so quickly and gets out of its pattern easily.

I need to see what I can do to cool off...then step outside into the heat and humidity! I wonder if I'm going to be able to cool off when I get back from my walk?!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
OCEAN84's Photo OCEAN84 Posts: 231
7/21/16 11:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Kerry, just hearing you mention those places in Nebraska brings me a nice, cozy feeling of hometown. My DH was born in North Platte and we met in Lincoln. Memories of many years ago! How wonderful you are getting to see and visit with friends and family. What a trip you are having!

Mary, news of another baby girl on her way is so very exciting. I can see where the symptoms of Cherilyn's pregnancy was looking like the possibility of a boy but a little girl will fit right in. Pink everywhere!

Pat, I have a hair appointment tomorrow too. Won't we hopefully be looking lovely! Usually I can get great mileage out of a perm but this last one I was most disappointed in. My gal used different curlers and it just didn't do well. I hope this one will be better and a hair do will last longer than a day and a half! If you are getting a hair cut your hair must be growing out pretty fast.

Diana, I'm glad you are taking the teeny gain in stride. I agree with Mary and Pat that it can be just a blip in the biological functions! I had a l lb gain this week...and that was after 3 weeks of no weigh ins so if I stay out of the Amish chocolates and tortilla chips I should be doing better next week. I don't want to discount a successful bathroom stop either! :-0

Donna, I sure hope Katie loves her glucosamine! I think Pam has it made with her cats loving the stuff! lol

Pam, you sure have the swings of temperatures up there. Cold, cold in the winter and hot, hot in the summer. When I lived in Nebraska I was told we would live longer with the extremes of temperature because our bodies would be good at adjusting to the differing temps. You are right there too!

For you Denver visitors, I just looked at my phone and the high on the Sat. you'll be here says 84 degrees and rain. Fri is 88 and rain. My phone isn't going as far as Sunday or Monday yet though. But Colorado weather can change fast. It's been in the low 90s and next week looks the same. It's dry here so no humidity unless a monsoon rain hits and then it only lasts a short while. Lows next week are between 61 and 64. I'll let you know if there are any major changes happening!







Rita
Colorado


 Pounds lost: 18.2 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/21/16 11:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My computer keeps freezing so I have to write quick.
Diana: I think that not gaining is a huge success. YOu are making good eating habits routine. You will get there because of your determination. I have not given it my all in the last month. I have to focus better.

Mary: Congrats on baby number 3 for DD. That is exciting news.

Kerry: You have seen a lot of the country that is for sure.

I played pickle ball tonight. Wow. It is a senior version of tennis. The court is smaller, the racket smaller, and the ball a whiffle ball. I lasted an hour and was exhausted. Played a little longer but the more tired I got the worse I was. I need to build up some stamina. It was really fun though. I will be going back to play so I can get a better skill level. They were very nice to me. And very good exercise.



Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/21/16 10:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good evening. I'm being rather rude sitting here at my laptop finishing my sparking so everything will be short. or as short as I can make it.

We spent one night in North Platte and visited with the Holmes family who came to our motel room. We had a good time. Our old bowling partners (10 yrs younger than us) didn't see our post until late and Cindy was "sad" so we went to their house and rousted her out of bed. lol It did bother me because she works 2 jobs but we wanted to get together and we did have a good visit. We then drove the 2-3 hours to Lincoln to my sister's where we've had a nice steak dinner and visit. We will visit with my dad sometime tomorrow. My stepmother is probably thinking up something to do while we stay with dad then have dinner. That's the way it's been working the last few trips and it's okay with us so after another night we will get even closer to home.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/21/16 11:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Diana, I bought some Pods yesterday and can bring some to CO so you can wash your clothes before the reunion if you'd like! You will continue your journey to goo health, I'm sure of it! We're all in this together. Yes, I do think both girls will be happy with the new little one! They are sweet to other babies and this will be 'their own!'

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/21/16 10:44 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Pam I was pretty happy about the weigh in. I'm having a hard time focusing on losing lately. We have had those 100 days for a while now and it doesn't seem to be anything cooler in the near future! Mercy.

Pat thanks for the encouragement but I would love to be facing my goal weight like you! But then you have worked much harder than I have been. I hope that after vacation I will be able to focus more. The next few days are going to fly girl! Then I will see your smiling face in Denver!

Mary I know you must be very excited. New baby's are so sweet. I can picture the girls with her. Even Annalise will be excited once she sees her. I don't know what to bring on the trip either! But, I have to overpack because I will be in Colorado Springs after for Bob's reunion. So I guess I have permission to overpack.




Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/21/16 8:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good morning, friends. I need to take my car in to the Honda place to get a new airbag so I can't be online for a while. Cherilyn hadn't told the girls that the baby is a girl when I talked with her yesterday....I don't know how Annalise will take that because she wanted a boy...as if they really 'know' what they want! The baby is due in late January but it will be a Cesarean and a week early, or so. We are all so excited!

Diana, I hope you are happy with the slight gain. My WW leader has said before that we are 'only a poop away from a loss,' lol!

My dogs reacted like your cats to the heartworm pills, Pam! They would get so excited. Isn't that funny? And other meds would be seen as evil, lol!

Donna, I thought you were telling Donna to take liquid glucosamine!! Maybe that would help with her knees!!

Pat, you always seem to be on Decklan Duty! What happened at the apartment? I hope it's nothing too bad, I am trying to figure out what to bring on our trip that won't be too much. I always over pack!

Kerry, I hope the rest of your trip home will be a good one. I hope you get to see your old friends. That's special. You've done so much in this month!

Gotta go jump in the shower and get ready!

Edited by: TEACHING1ST at: 7/21/2016 (08:46)
Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
PLPEEP's Photo PLPEEP Posts: 3,621
7/21/16 7:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Diana so glad you had good results at your weigh in. Like Pam said that slight gain is just a bathroom visit, lol. Sounds like you are just automatically adjusting your portions to eat less without even realizing it. Congratulations!
Kerry sounds like you are finally headed back home. Will you stay long in your home town? I loved the picture Trish posted on FB of your trip route, I bet it actually feels like that. There arenotmany who could do what you have done over the past weeks, hope you made some lasting memories.
Pam we are extremely hot here too. Every time I go from the AC to outside it is like stepping into a furnace. But that being said I would much rather be too hot than too cold.
Mary congratulations on being a MiMi again! When I first met you you had zero grandkids now this makes number 5. My how things change. And since we are friends on Fitbit I see your progress in your steps and I am super impressed. I have a hard time even making my goal some days. Keep up the good work!
Donna I hope the medicine you are giving Katie helps her to feel better. I never had luck giving our dogs any medicine. I tried all the tricks and most of the time the treat was eaten and the pill was on the floor.
Rita hope you enjoyed a little quiet time with dranddaughter having a sleep over with the other grandparents. I am sure they really enjoyed spend the time with her. I am very familiar with being a long distance grandma and a hands on grandma and I love the the hands on so much more!
Speaking of that things have changed in my schedule. I was suppose to get Decklan tomorrow after my hair appointment. Well the apartment where the kids moved is having some issues so we will be getting him today and keeping him until Sunday night. Then I will have two days to prepare for my trip. I should be OK but it sure makes me have to be organized, which I am not, lol. So that being said guess I need to go get our house Decklanized and then get some things done before we go pick him up. And as usually my time on line will be limited while I have him, lol.

Pat from Kansas

"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "


 Pounds lost: 70.2 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/20/16 11:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Pam: Since I bought a big bottle of glucosomine at Costco, I want to use it up. THe vet did talk about the liquid form.



Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
USHARA's Photo USHARA Posts: 1,528
7/20/16 11:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna, I have the liquid glucosamine I give both my cats. I pour it on their food (wet or dry) and for some reason they LOVE it! When they see me getting out the med bottle and the syringe, they sit there and yowl until I get the bowls on the floor. LOL! They just love the taste - and it's a formula for cats and dogs (says so on the bottle). So ask you vet next time for the liquid. Katie might love it (one can only hope) LOL!

Diana, 6/10 of a pound? Heck you could lose by going to the bathroom. LOL! I would take that as a loss myself (at least I'd tell myself that. LOL)

Kerry, I bet you'll be glad to get home. Going away is fun, but coming home is nice too.

We're heading into some hot weather for the next few days. It's going to feel like it's 100F! All I can say is thank goodness for A/C!!

Good night miladies! emoticon

Pam from SW Ontario

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.


 Pounds lost: 3.2 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/20/16 9:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna I was SO happy when I weighed in. I gained 6/10 of a pound after 2 weeks! I was a happy camper. I guess I am learning to cut back after all. So now I have a fresh week.

Pat I am glad Decklan knows how to say "no". Sounds like he used it without being a bully so good for him!

Mary thanks for the encouragement. I think it is a wonderul benefit for the girls to learn compromise at their age! I guess I thought the baby was born! Congrats. I'm sure the twins will love having another girl in the family.

Kerry I hope your friends stop by to see you.

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/20/16 9:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've been trying to post for an hour but Aaliyah is feeling really needy and grabbing everything including the me on my laptop. We're spending the night in our old hometown of North Platte and hoping some old friends stop by to visit. I'm not sure they will be able to find a parking space, though. The weather has been great for us though hot and I hope those of you traveling enjoy the same. Aaliyah is quiet right now so I'm going to switch back to the laptop



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/20/16 7:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I hope your weigh in will be wonderful, Diana. You have worked very hard. I have seen Marylou's pictures on FB...she's done a fabulous job, too! I didn't go to WW on Saturday since I had a houseful of company but I will check in on Saturday morning.

Donna, no matter how old Katie is, she still has her 'smarts' from ont wanting meds! I hope whatever you do will help her out for a long time still.

Good for Decklan figuring out what he needed to do to hold his own, Pat! Cherilyn's girls have each other to 'bounce ideas' off, lol! They have learned to really speak up...loudly! There are tears and occasional hits. But for the most part they have learned to compromise.

Girls, I have a special announcement! The next little baby will be another GIRL!!! I'm so excited, as are Cherilyn and Steven. We all thought it was a boy based on the fact that she's sick, straight out in front, and so big already! But the doctor said for sure it's another little girl. Cherilyn says that ensures that this one will have a lifetime of 'free clothes' lol! Next on the agenda is baby furniture since the girls have cribs that turned into toddler beds and will eventually be double beds. This new little one will have 'my' room....but it will also have a twin bed for when I sleep over!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
PLPEEP's Photo PLPEEP Posts: 3,621
7/20/16 6:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thought I better check in now, it has been one of those busy days. And tonight I will be going to a meeting so that will completely fill the day.
Donna so sorry to hear about Katie, I know how hard it is watching an animal we love suffer.
Rita you have had lots going on too. But the good thing is I know how much you enjoy the the granddaughters so that makes it a little easier.
Mary I found a duffel bag that is bigger than my carry on that rolls so I bought it for the trip. It will be interesting to pack, lol.
We spent the day with Steph and Decklan at a children's museum. I actually got to see him defend himself for the first time, it was so funny. Some very rude kid was not letting him have a toy Decklan had first so Decklan got right in his face and yelled no to him. He had never done anything like that before but as sad as it seems we all have to learn how to not let others push is around.
We are still under an excessive heat warning that goes into this weekend. And it is hot, we have been in the upper 90's all afternoon. Trying to stay cool.

Pat from Kansas

"All in good time...and with the help of my friends. "


 Pounds lost: 70.2 
 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/20/16 5:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Diana: You are so brave. I "duck and run" when I have been bad and not tracked my food. Or I up my exercise hoping to offset my bad behavior.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/20/16 5:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
tried all of the above. She sniffs it out first and then if it doesn't pass the sniff test she will have nothing to do with it, meat, cheese, nothing. I did get some Benadryl in her as it is thundering and that scares her so much. The liquid med is easy to get in her. I also pulverized the glucosomine. She is so much worse without that. Her legs slide out and she can not get up. I can sprinkle the glucosomine in the food and hope for the best on that. At least it doesn't taste bad.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/20/16 4:27 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna that is so sweet of you to change up your routine for Katie. She has been a good dog. I'm glad you took her to the vet.

Mary don't you hate when you are trying to type and it delays?? It takes so much longer to type! Good for you walking with your WW friend.

Well, I got a little work done. I managed to go to the store for food, take some Goodwill and drop off a quilt to be machine quilted. Then I changed sheets and got lasagna and a pecan pie made. My DB will be over tonight. I still need to make the bread and salad.

I don't want to but I'm going to WW tonight. I know I will gain but honestly think it is partly the knee. I think it is swollen. I haven't been going wild with food. I haven't tracked in the past week with Autumn here which is never good for me. So, I'll bite the bullet and face the scale. When I get back from my trip I am going to go gung ho and try to keep up with Mary Lou. She is really doing well and looking good!



Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/20/16 3:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Haha, my last 2 dogs, a Lab/Chow and a Sheltie/Spitz, would like the cheese and leave the pills and spit them out on the kitchen floor! Good luck with that, lol!

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
USHARA's Photo USHARA Posts: 1,528
7/20/16 2:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna, have you tried putting the pill in a small chunk of cheese? Or wrap it in a piece of meat? I've never known a dog (especially a lab) who doesn't just gulp that kind of thing down without knowing or caring what's in it. LOL!

Edited by: USHARA at: 7/20/2016 (14:45)
Pam from SW Ontario

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.


 Pounds lost: 3.2 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
TEACHING1ST's Photo TEACHING1ST SparkPoints: (138,849)
Fitness Minutes: (85,933)
Posts: 12,025
7/20/16 11:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Good morning! I walked again this morning with my WW friend. I have paid bills and will start putting my house back to order soon. I called Honda and will take my car in tomorrow for the new airbag on the driver's side. I hope the get the passenger side bag fixed son. It's been about 4.5 months!!

Wow, I'm typing and the words are about 10 words behind. It's such a slow site. No other place is like this!! So frustrationg.

I'm glad you were able to figure out how to give Katie a good rest of her life, Donna. My once a day walks are plenty for me...the humidity left me almost breathless today. It's getting dark outside again...more rain and thunder!

Rita, we will have 2 days in Denver and Friday/Monday as travel days. But I do hope we can meet you in person! My next company will be Sandra overnight before the Denver trip. I have Aerobeds to put away and so many sheets and pillows! Enjoy the grandchildren. I haven't had my granddaughters to spend the night yet. They have slept at the other grandparents' house a lot as babies but she had cribs!

I guess I'd better get on with my day!

Mary

Mary
Houston, TX.


All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


 current weight: 175.0 
 
175
167.5
160
152.5
145
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/20/16 10:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I finally got to talk to the vet. She has a plan to give her liquid pain meds. Katie is a lab mix that is 13.5 years old. She just lives to go out to the field. I will take her separately and just go 10 min with her, her limit. Then I will take the puppy out for her long walk in the field. More work for me but Katie keeps her quality of life and I get more exercise. The things we do for best friends. sigh. I also ground up her glucosomine as she does so much better on that but I can't get her to take the pill.
I hope our monsoons continue and that the rain actually hits my house, not just 3 miles away. The storms seldom come across the valley. They hang out on the edges and mts. surrounding us.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/20/16 8:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Rita I have no idea what our schedule will be. I think we all are arriving at different times on Friday and then will have to find our home and settle in. I'm sure we will manage to get together while there.

Nothing much going on here yet.

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/20/16 12:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have a couple other spark friends near some of the places we traveled but Larry's not big on stopping for short visits with people he doesn't know.




Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
OCEAN84's Photo OCEAN84 Posts: 231
7/19/16 11:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Mary, How wonderful to have your house back. I look forward to that day myself! lol It is stressful having others than my DH in the house. When everyone is gone, even temporarily, we marvel at how wonderful it is. It's too bad your sister is still demanding and unhappy. It's not a good way to live one's life. My beloved Dad always quoted Abraham Lincoln "we're as happy as we make up our minds that we are going to be."

Pat, You are so inspirational being so close to your goal! It makes me want to buckle down and do it too. Thanks for the motivation! I love having my morning to myself. Today I sat out on the patio in my rocking chair and loved every quiet moment of it. I'm with you about the concerns of what's happening in our country and other countries. I don't even turn the news on anymore, unless I'm taking a quick peek. I'm grateful to have my faith too! I think it's the only way we'll make it through all this trouble.

Diane, I'm so looking forward to meeting all of you during your Colorado visit! I am not a good walker so if you all end up sitting and visiting I am really good at that......and eating out too....lol! I can do short jaunts though too. Looking at my calendar I could most likely come find all of you on Fri or Sat. depending on your best time for me to crash your party!

Donna, we are having some monsoon rains in the afternoons this week. They hit hard and fast and then move on out. It's kind of exciting. It's hard to see Katie go up and down and to know what to do to love her and keep her comfortable.I'm sorry you have to worry about her.

Kerry, staying in Laramie tonight sounds so close but yet so far away, just like the Y in Estes! Too bad we couldn't have met up as you were passing so close to me here in the Denver area. Where are you going from Laramie?

The other grandparents took our 3 yr old to their hotel for the next 2 nights. Her parents are celebrating their 5 yr anniv. by getting away. GD was so excited and looked forward to her sleep over. I still have the 2 girls tomorrow and Thurs but it should be much calmer. It's the 2 vs all 3. Haha I'll go weigh in at TOPS tomorrow. It's been 2 weeks. I sure hope the Amish chocolate doesn't show up!




Rita
Colorado


 Pounds lost: 18.2 
 
0
13.75
27.5
41.25
55
CAMEOANDLACE's Photo CAMEOANDLACE Posts: 8,647
7/19/16 9:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Donna I can handle small outings. Just not hours of walking. I appreciate all of you. I'm sure I'll do okay. Someone needs to teach me Bunko.

Kerry I can't imagine at my age not being exhausted after all the baby watching you've done! You are some grandma! It would have been nice for you to be able to meet up with us too!

I've been resting my leg today. I'm going to try to do a lot of that before the trip.

Diana

Hobart Oklahoma


KERRYG155's Photo KERRYG155 SparkPoints: (271,828)
Fitness Minutes: (67,315)
Posts: 15,784
7/19/16 8:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I hope you all have fun together. It's too bad the reunion wasn't a few weeks later than it was. The family reunion is the reason we have Aaliyah for our entire vacation. She has been very good other than my having to buy baby food all the time. I think I get enough for 4 or 5 days and suddenly it's gone. We are practically next door to a Wal-Mart so we'll be going there this evening. Speaking of this evening we are staying in Laramie, Wyoming, tonight. Aaliyah is just happy to be free to crawl around the room.



Total SparkPoints: 271,828
 
250,000
262,499
274,999
287,499
299,999
SparkPoints Level 23
PRESCOTTLADY's Photo PRESCOTTLADY Posts: 6,731
7/19/16 7:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here here. I agree. We are getting together to visit and catch up and eat out. We don't have to do all the site seeing things. Or some of us may do that and some may stay home and play games. We are all ok with whatever it turns out to be. It is coming up soon.

Donna (AZ)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain


 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
6.75
13.5
20.25
27
Page: 1 of (482)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Inappropriate Post

Other Getting Fit Over 50 Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Just turned 50 7/5/2016 4:43:59 PM
I am the new kid on the block. 2/22/2016 11:26:20 AM
Where are you starting from ... 5/25/2016 12:34:38 PM
Impact of menopause 3/14/2016 12:05:10 AM
Forskolin Extract Supplement 6/17/2016 4:54:40 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=30&imparent=9231987

Review our Community Guidelines





Diet Resources: healthy food at school | school healthy eating | healthy eating at school

x Lose 10 Pounds by September 9! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.