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8/4/15 11:15 A

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I know it's frustrating to keep giving in to yourself, Jen, but the 7 days that you did was amazing! Why not try an 8 or 10-day streak now rather than go for the 30 again. It might help to build up to it; that way, you're seeing results but not feeling so deprived for so long.

Because of your success, I've decided that TODAY I will not drink anything caloric. I had an energy drink, a Coke, and beer yesterday and I just really need to cut all of it. One day at a time...

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8/4/15 8:45 A

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Glad to hear you girls are doing well. Me on the other hand have fallen off the wagon and need to get my butt back in gear!

Had a few drinks last night. One of them was Crown apple and cranberry. Very good! Probably added 400-500 calories to my day. I would like to blame it on my husband and complain about why I am so easily influenced by his actions, but it really comes down on me and my choices. I said I would not regret drinking on Saturday but I do. I also regret last nights drinks too. I had lost 6.8 pounds in 7 days only to gain back half of it. Now I am trying to lose what I gained. It is a viscous cycle. I cant just have a few and still lose the weight. It has to be all or nothing. I really hate to start my 30 days over again. Today is day 9 already!

I know I need to just let it go and move on but at the moment I am so fusterated with myself. I didnt even jog this morning, just a 20 min walk. I know it is still something but it could have been more if I was being more responsible for my actions and what I want for me!

Ok, sorry about the rant. I will be working on changing my attitude today. I need to be more proactive and do it with a smile on my face!




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8/3/15 5:49 P

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Georgine, my dog was scratching constantly and eating all the time a couple years ago. He's a border collie/Aust. shepherd and when I finally took him to the vet she suggested shaving him when the weather was nice enough and then bathing him really good. I did that and the scratching ended. Apparently, they get so much dandruff built up that it makes them itch.
For the eating all the time, I just switched him to a higher quality (and much higher priced) food and he gets along pretty good with about 2 cups twice a day. Pet food is getting to be about as over-processed as our food anymore so you really have to watch what you're feeding them.
A yoga challenge sounds fun; is that here on Spark?

Jen, 7 days is emoticon ! I can't even make it for a day without something carbonated to drink anymore. I am so tired all the time and I know that's it's diet-related but just don't seem to be able to stay out of the sugar. I'm always preaching to my SO (Tom) about eating healthier because he has a lot of problems but I don't blame him for not listening to me when I can't seem to practice what I preach. He has been cutting the evening Coke and sleeping a little better; baby steps, I guess.

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Finally getting back here. Busy weekend starting with Friday and if course had company so drank wine all weekend, only over did on Friday and that reminded me why i don't over do any more tho can't go too far and do John's meds etc.It is in the 60s here and I am glad it is cooler and humidity is finally down but would prefer 70s they are showing for this week.
You gals are lucky to have horses. I am an animal lover but living in town doesn't give much choice tho at this age just Brandy is fine. Between her care and Johns plus everything else left to me I am busy enuff and moaning about not time for me. My fault, my choice.
Still battling the sweets and did not walk much on the weekend either. I joined a yoga/pilates challenge for a month and already it is the 3rd so need to begin. I had to find out how to get the videos on to my Ipad, need to learn so much.
I get emails comparing years ago to now for kids. I grew up playing outside all the time, our parents had a time to gt us to come back inside at nite. It is sad to see kids these days all sitting with their phones. I see mothers pushing strollers and one had on the phone. Cant even enjoy a walk without that thing in their hand. We all played together, all ages and all outside. My dad built us igloos in the winter with a slide down from the top. It weas a wonderful time to grow up, not like it is today..
Our youngest son is working on the ramp outside, I better get my feet moving, have a dog looking at me as if to say --well, we going or not! My hip is still giving me pain thru my right cheek right where I sit so i hope exercises will stop it. I will see my doctor Thursday, he wants to talk about the hydrocodone and the prednisone. I can still feel some pain in the mornings so am sure I will not get off the prerdnisone but hope I can stay on the low dose. The vet took brandy off the prednisone and I agreed after she told me what long term prednisone does to a dog. She is on a new allergy med and isnt drinking tons of water and wanting to eat all the time and I don't see her scratching and licking like she was so hope this will end with the fall weather, maybe not till the weeds are dead. sorry to blab so much, have a great day and remember we will all have bad days now and then, the main thing is to learn from them and leave them behind. Georgine



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8/3/15 9:45 A

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It is sad. I get frusterated when I see my son with his phone in his face all the time. I am always telling him to put it down and find somthing else to do.

Well, My Whole 30 turned into whole 7. Day 8 I had some drinks and ate a BLT then yesterday I had a hashbrown and a few cookies. Everything else was meat or veggie or fruit. This morning I gained back 3 pounds. Oh well. Back at it today. Added 3 more min of jogging, so 13 min jogging and 7 min walking. My goal is to jog the whole 20 min or at least jog a mile. emoticon






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That's good Jen, to get your family into more physical activities. I used to bike a lot with my kids and we played croquet quite a bit. I saw a piece somewhere with 2 generations telling what they did for entertainment when they were kids and then showed the 3rd generation, who were aged 8-15 telling the same thing. When the first 2 generations heard what the 3rd considered entertainment, they were near tears. It was all video games and very solitary where the older ones were filled with friends and imagination. It's kind of sad.
I've owned at least one horse since I was in HS. Can't imagine being without one.
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8/1/15 9:06 A

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Lost .4 this morning....I will take it. As long as that scale keeps moving down I do not complain!

Day 7 AF

I haven't rode a horse since high school. We have a children's farm near where we live. I should check it out and see how much it would be to take the kids for a day. I am really trying to focus on our family doing more physical outings. Not only for me but I want them to learn that entertainment doesn't always have to be electronic!




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7/31/15 10:44 P

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Another 2 pounds is emoticon Jen!
I feel like a whale this week. FYI: don't ever eat bacon for breakfast and ham for lunch for a week. emoticon I've never had a problem with my blood pressure, but I checked it today and it's up a little. Pretty sure it's the sodium. Duh! Also, coming up on the BEST time of the month to be a woman! Good thing we're getting the horses home tomorrow. Love to ride at the start of it; it seems to get it over a little quicker.
I'll spare you and not go into my opinions of drs. and the nightmare of meds they always seem to want us on. Georgine, I had a friend who lived on prednisone for years; it was pretty hard on her but she had no ability to make adrenaline so she had no choice.
Drinking tonight, but not much. Going to bed embarassingly early for a weekend, but I've been exhausted all week.
August, here we come!

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7/31/15 6:21 P

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Day 6 AF
Walked and Jogged again today

Lost another 2 pounds! I wish I would have done this a long time ago. I also wish I would have found it before I spent all that money on the omnitrition. But oh well. I think the omnitrition taught me a lot about what foods are bad for me. So it was not a total loss and it helps me lose 50 pounds. Cant complain about that! Tomorrow we plan on going for a hike in the morning and a swim in the afternoon.

I just want to say thank you guys for listening to me everyday. I really appreciate the support and I want to support you girls too.

Georgine you are doing great, I just wish you didn't have to take the meds. I have not taken my thyroid medicine in a long time now. I know they say that is bad for me but the doctors could never get my levels right. Sometimes I really wonder if they know what the heck is going on.

Lisa your doing great too...keep it up!




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7/30/15 11:45 A

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AF Monday thru Wednesday, no plan to drink alcohol today. My problem is still the sugar which I know is keeping me on this plateau along with the prednisone. Frustration. Walked with Brandy 45 minutes so am drinking water, going to help John shower. Then make myself do the PT exercises and those from the chiropractor. You would think it takes hours the way I keep putting it off and they are not hard either.
A nice morning with a cool breeze. Forecast is for all in the 70s tho some are upper. So nice to shut AC off and open windows.
You gals are doing well emoticon emoticon I don't always feel like walking but I know Brandy needs it so I go.Yeah, I need it too.
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7/30/15 11:08 A

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Still AF!

Weather is up and down here, too. After several days of 90+, yesterday morning was in the mid-40s and only low 80s later in the day. Felt pretty good. We don't have near the humidity here in western NE that a lot of you do.

Have been fighting myself to get up and walk this week. Just don't feel like it. I lost this morning but the dog (Cappy) didn't seem to mind. Usually, he sits at the back door and barks at me if I don't go walk. Did some cleaning instead. Need to get around the area where we will put our horses this weekend when we bring them home and make sure there is no loose wire. Also, need to finish cleaning out the horse trailer so we can get them in it. That will be my cardio tonight.

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7/30/15 9:14 A

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wow the weather is so crazy! It was beautilful this morning in my neck of the woods. I walked ...and jogged inside on the treadmill but I wish I didnt have to go to work. Would be a wonderful morning for a hike in the woods. But gotta make that money.

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Good grief! Got up and took BBrandy out and about froze!! Bad winds and 63 degrees, I was freezing!! Goofy weather, cloudy and no rain in sight. Shut the air off, supposed to be in low 70s which will be such a relief.
AF Mom. and Tues., still having trouble staying away from the sweets. All I am doing is making it harder to get these extra pounds off.
It has been so humid and hot we cut our walk to 20 minutes which again, I don't use as many calories. When I get home I am soaked from the humidity and drink a ton of water.
Today I am waiting for the clinic to call to get my appt. with my doctor and the vet to call about the price of a new allergy drug for Brandy. Also am going to make it a priority to keep her washed down and brushed so we can dump the drug. New drug, expensive of course. I don't think I am going to get off the prednisone yet as still have soreness in the mornings at times, don't want that back full force!!
Good for you jogging!! I have not tried running or jogging with this knee but not sure I wouldn't wet my pants trying to do either. ha!! Brandy pulls me along at a good pace so will stay with her for now.
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7/29/15 9:05 A

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Georgine, I cant stand the humidity either. I don't know why I even bother trying to blow dry my hair on days like this!
Lisa, Sometimes we just have to have a few. Hang in there!

Day 4 AF

Walked 10 min and JOGGED 10 min. Can you believe it? I jogged! I have to give myself a pat on the back!

Lost 2.7 pounds too!




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It was so nice this morning , cool with badly needed rain. brandy and I walked in the rain and it never even wet the sidewalks under the trees and we are back to hot and humid as soon as the sun came out again emoticon
AF yesterday and need to pay me $4 for my jar.
It looks like everybody is doing well , let's keep on keeping on!! emoticon



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Finished up the beer last night - 2 bottles. It was hot and I was grouchy. Today is much cooler and the beer is gone so will be AF the rest of the week.

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7/28/15 8:47 A

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Morning All!

Day 3 AF

Walked 20 min at 2.6mph

The rest of my day went good yesterday. Had some almonds around 3pm. I was hungry but not starving by dinner. My husband made meatloaf. Even tho it had bread crumbs I still ate it but only about the size of a deck of cards. Then I loaded up on salad and broccoli. I am not supposed to weigh in on this plan but I am addicted to the scale so I had to! I lost 1.5 pounds :)

My daughter gets her braces on today! She is excited. She has a lot of self confidence but I think this will help too. You know ...teenagers. Only bad part is my insurance doesnt cover any of it. I guess thats life! We do what we need to for our kids.

Georgine, Im glad you were able to see your son and granddaughter. They do grow fast. That is one good thing about the internet and facebook. It lets us communicate with our distant relatives more then we could before.

Have a great day!




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Getting ready for my walk with brandy. Nearly 9 so need to get going but have to take pills, put sun screen, wait for pills to work etc. etc. before I get out the door. John still sleeping and if he gets up he will have to wait. Nearly 90 here yesterday and today going to be the same. I am so tired of the humidity with it, I am sopping wet when I get home!!My son and family went back home and I miss them already and hope it won't be 4 years before I see them again. Miss too much as my granddaughter grows.
I may have said I have an exercise area in the basement but because I can't leave John alone very much I haven't been able to use it much. I did try the Walk Fit (tread)from Nordic trac thinking I could go 10 minutes. Ha! Lucky to do 5 but it is tilted so makes it tougher. I have the old Nordic trac too but need to use it awhile to get back to where I was.
You are sure ready to get started and so am I. Got on the scale and 8 pounds are still there. Have to make an appt to see my doctor this week and not liking to go with weight gain!!I blame him for putting me on prednisone. ha! I can still feel that soreness a little some mornings so doesn't look like I can get off prednisone yet. Need to call the vet for brandy too. Never ends. Better shut up and get moving. I am a great procrastinator!
I will be thinking o you thru the day when I am tempted to screw up. If you can do it so can I and Lisa too. Georgine



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7/27/15 9:07 A

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Feeling good about today. I packed peaches, strawberries and blue berries for breakfast and a snack for the day. I have cauliflower and a spicy bean veggie burger for lunch. Drinking water (no coffee since I hate drinking it black) emoticon

Day 2 AF emoticon

Walked 20 min on the treadmill at 2.5mph. I can imagine myself moving up to a slight jog at 3 mph but when I try I just feel so heavy. I just need to get over it and do it! emoticon

A friend of mine has started doing Aqua Zumba. It is only 5 bucks a session. I think I am going to try that out this week. emoticon




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busy weekend here with my oldest son and family home for his 30th reuniin. Hadn't seen them for 4 years so really was hard to see them go. They have 1 little girl due to a special procedure and she had a ball with my granddaughter at the lake and my daughter in town.then they were coming and going here too. Great weekend. Youngest son had to work as didn't know they were coming. bummer on that.
I did over do the white wine yesterday and just had a little today and that is enuff. It is so hot and humid here now it is miserable unless you stay in AC. I did walk Brandy tonite for 20 minutes but I was just soaked again. Miserable!!
Looks like you are starting off well, go for it!! i need to up the PT exercises. I don't know why I find it so hard to do them. It isn't as if I don't have time???
Well, here comes a brand new week again and here we go!!! Georgine emoticon



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7/26/15 4:51 P

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AF Friday - did some day drinking on Saturday.

Whole 30 Day 1 - prepped all my veggies and fruit. Made a home made Mayo that I then made egg salad with. Also made guacamole but I need something good to dip in it...other then chips. My son helped me make the guacamole and found out that he likes it too! Made a 30 day sticky note calendar on my bedroom mirror. Little idea I picked up somewhere and thought it was neat. Had a salad with some of the egg salad I made. Then later my husband baked some cod for me and I had a sweet potato.

Walked 20 min on the treadmill.

Pretty good day. Great weekend overall. Back to work tomorrow...oh joy....




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7/25/15 7:46 A

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Good morning! couldnt sleep so getting ready to walk with Brandy while it is cool.
AF Wed., Thurs., and Friday. Now to battle my 8 pound gain from pills and deal with sweets and portions. I have a feeling my eye balling some portions is not quite accurate??
I told Jen we are having the Blueberry Art Festival and have all kinds of food choices but i like the fried bread. And no Jen, they are bigger than an elephant ear, they cover the whole paper plate and then are brushed with melted butter , cinnamon and sugar. That is my favorite if I get there.
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7/25/15 12:47 A

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Jen, it definitely gets easier the longer you go. Enjoyed my beer tonight but will probably go without for awhile again. Got in my shipment of energy drink and will enjoy that tomorrow. I try to limit myself to ONE carbonated beverage a day; if I have my energy drink, I usually don't drink alcohol. It seems counter-productive but a girl's got to have some limits. emoticon
Don't even get me started on the sugar!!!


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AF Wed. and Thurs.. thursday i really am proud of myself as had another care taking episode and I sure thouight about something to relax me but i didn't. I also tend to get frustrated and raise my voice which scares brandy so promised her I would stop that. mAY HAVE TO BEAT ON A PILLOW OR SOMETHING THO. AT LEAST i AM MAKING SOME PROGRESS. sWEETS ARE THE NEXT CHALLENGE. DOING BETTER BUT SUCCUMBED TO A BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFIN. WE HAVE SOME GREAT BAKERY DELIVERED TO OUR STORE. ooPS WITH THE FINGER
Over slept this morning so not sure we will walk thi it is still cool and cool breeze. supposed to rain and T storms. These middle 80 temps are not for me as humidity rises with temp. ugh!! dont feel well then.
Lisa, good job emoticon
Jen, you probably are thinking of being AF so had a few. No harm, no foul, you will be fine but think how much better you will feel AF--Ha! emoticon
I better get moving and try to walk awhile with brandy. then hose her off for pollen, she still has the allergies so need to call the vet back.
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Had apple-ritas and goldschlager with sister last night....not feeling so great this morning. No walking this morning ugh.

I guess Im just trying to get in my drinking cause I know I am going on the wagon for 30 days. The things we do to ourselves....

Georgine you said they have fried bread. Sounds good. Is it like an elephant ear?

Lisa, Great job on your challange. I dont know about you but some days it felt like it got easier the more days that I went without a drink.

Have a great weekend everyone!




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Today is Day 10 of the AF challenge I was doing on one of my teams. I'm the only one who made it for 10 days and I already had 3 days in. The gal who started it did pretty good, only a glass of wine with supper Sat. and Sun., so she was pleased with herself. I even managed to pass up the free samples when we were shopping on Sat. Not really that much sacrifice as it was a lemonade thing and I don't like any kind of lemonade. Being able to do 2 weeks AF with alcohol in the house is an accomplishment for me. Now if I could do the same with the food. emoticon

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AF yesterday, it's a start. trying to get walking before it gets hot. I am more than tired of the 80s because of the humidity!!
I love the fried bread at the Blueberry Fest. There are tons of different foods, crafts, etc. etc. Last year i spent the nite in the hospital and didn't get my fried bread.m i was in a hurry to meet the girls and took a tramodol on an empty stomach without thinking, hurrying to get to the store. I have never been so sick, ended up in the emergency room. they thought I was having a heart attack but I knew it was that pill. No fried bread for me last year.
I better get moving. . good job on AF. Georgine




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The blueberry festival sounds fun. Hope you can make it for a little bit anyway.

Walked 14 min at 2.5mph then 6 min at 3mph. Any faster and I will need to turn my walk into a jog! emoticon emoticon In highschool I could run the mile in 8min!

Day 3 AF

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Finally have my ins. problem resolved thanks to the woman I was lucky enuff to get on the phone. Took too long with the 3 men I tried to deal with !!
Plan to stay on the challenge one day at a time, not looking forward or back, just a step at a time. I walked with Brandy for 45 minutes this morning before the heat and humidity were bad, going to be worse tomorrow they say. Is it fall yet? I wanted to work in the garden pulling weeds getting ahead if next year but wait til later.
Our town has a blueberry Festival this weekend and the town just gets crazy. We live close to the park and the cars are parked on both sides of our street and down the hill. I do enjoy some of the food but with this knee not sure i can get there. I have an appt. for Sept.2 with my knee surgeon. another reason to up the exercises and get the weight off!!
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AF Tuesday

My first reaction to stress is to have a drink! My husband and I also discussed this the other night. We need to find another outlet. But we found that usually if we can just skip the drink, get home, have dinner and veg out in front of the TV we are much happier the next morning.

I am starting my challange on Sunday. From what I have read so far it is pretty simple. Protocal says to eat protien(meat, fish and eggs), Veggies, fruit, nuts, and olives. I can have olive oil, and coconut or ghee butter. I have never tried either and I hope they carry it at my local stores.

I say simple, but the hard part is going to be getting on the wagon and not falling off. I am feeling good about it tho. Especially with the hubby doing it with me. We are making a rule that we can not even mention the thought of alcohol in each others presents. Even if we really really want to, it is forbidden!

There are no special events happening for the next month. I will have finished my 30 days by August 24th and Labor day weekend is my family reunion. My goal is to be at least 20 pounds lighter by then.

I had a dream the other night that I was running on my treadmill. It was so easy in my dream I thought I should try it for real. I do not think my body is ready for that but I am going to up my speed to at least 3mph and go from there. Its funny but I think I actually walk faster when I go to the track then when I am on the treadmill?? Who knows at least I am walking and thats better then nothing! emoticon




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Lisa, you are so right and I can't continue to the bottle etc. as I have to give John meds and be aware of what is going on with him so just have so much but the point being I don't need the calories and after I consume them I have the same situation to deal with. Over an hour on the phone with insurance this afternoon. I tend to get my German blood boiling after awhile!! Sure could use a whole bottle but can't. I had a nice lady finally, hate to sound sexist but the men reps pretty much sucked at helping. why is that?
You are also right about people asking why you aren't drinking. I already understand that they feel threatened if you usually join in and then you dont, It is .the same with food when whoever is trying to get you to eat at a party or whatever. It seems to threaten others when you don't pig out. One has to stand on their own. I had friends who would make up that something was wrong with them and they couldn't drink or eat certain foods. whatever works. Georgine




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You hit the nail on the head, Georgine, when you said that you're giving yourself permission. We all do that. Alcohol usually doesn't lower our stress, just our reaction to it, and then sometimes our reaction is worse anyway. We just need to find other ways to deal with stress. We all have our situations that 'call for a drink' but I don't think 'a drink' is the problem; the problem is when 'a drink' turns into a bottle or a six-pack.
Jen, that's great that your hubby will join you on this! Are you starting now? Just a small piece of advice: Don't feel like you have to explain your not drinking. If someone asks why you're not having one, just tell them that you don't feel like it and want something else instead. There's nothing wrong with not drinking and it doesn't have to be defended. emoticon

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a stressful day again yesterday so i gave in to wine while i made supper and then had a glass before bed after John was in bed and I was finally alone. also when our neighbor stops in for a beer i have tio have a glass of wine--or I think I do. all i am doing is sabotaging myself, sugar and carbs in the wine. It is hard when I am alone with John . I instantly feel better when i get out to shop and visit with people. I am on a stress team too but need to quit giving myself permission to have wine because I am stressed. I know better so up to me to control the urges. Can't let poor stressed Georgine run my life that way!! enuff of that.
good for you and your hubby, good choice to do it together as you are right about sabotaging each other like I let my neighbor do to me and he isn't even aware of it! All I need to do is follow this challenge. I think a total no wine would be hard for me to do in my situation.
My other problem is the sweets urge but again, up to me and Bdoesn't need that stuff either. We walked our 45 minutes this morning, stupid to then drink calories or eat sweets.
Here is to a good month for all of us. It is a nice day here so may pull weeds just to be outside!! Georgine



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Glad to hear things are back to normal. That is the bad thing about meds. They can help you in one way and hurt you in another.

Went to Happy Hour last night with my husband and got into a pretty heated debate about who's fault it is when we decide to have drinks. We finally came to the conclusion that we obvously feed off each other and sabatoge our "no drinking" goals we are trying to acomplish. When I look back on the coversation this morning it makes me realize how easily a person can let drinking control their life....my life. Dont get me wrong, we are not the types to go out and get drunk and not take care of our responsibilities, but we could cut back a little more for health reasons.

On a more positive note we decided to do the 30 day challange together. It will be a test for both of us but we are not only husband and wife, we are friends and we are a team and I believe in us whole heartedly! I am really looking forward to this and losing some more of this weight!

Have a great Tuesday! Weather is supposed to be really nice today, I hope it is for you too.




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things are back to normal as they can be. Had one glass of wine yesterday but time to get back on track. Scale hasn't moved since it went up with prednisone so need to stay close to lower calorie zone. Lots harder when I don't work anymore., all this walking and I haven't lost an ounce. That is disgusting!! also promised myself to do the PT exercises regularly so ended up doing them before bed at 11 but that is ok.
Good luck on the challenge. Not sure with my situation if I could do it, then again, maybe a good thing. I am a stubborn German when I want to be!!
Mondays are either a new beginning to start new or a pain because all the to dos are waiting but i guess it is up to us how we view it so I hope you have a great day, you too Lisa. emoticon together



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Georgine, Sorry to hear about your hubby. That would have scared me too! Poor guy.

Lisa, good job! I like short challanges like that too.

Had some drinks Friday night but AF Sat and Sun. Really didnt leave the house. I was on a mission to get all my laundry, sheets and blankets washed. Pretty much watched netflix all weekend. Its nice to just do nothing sometimes!

Back to work today. Been here 30 min and already started to feel annoyed and missing my family. Oh well, gotta do what you gotta do.

School starts back up on Monday 7/27, so I hope I get my books this for school and for the Whole 30 plan. I want to start the 30 day challange on Monday as well. This mean no drinking for 30 days. I know I can do it. I have done it before. Sometimes its all about small sacrifices.....

Have a great day everyone!




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good for you Lisa!! emoticon



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Oh my gosh! That would have freaked me out! emoticon for keeping it to ONE glass; I'd have downed the whole bottle.
My SO (Tom) decided that he needed a beer yesterday (it's been one of THOSE weeks) but I stayed out of it. Doing a 10-day AF challenge with someone on one of my teams.
Have a great weekend!

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Had a glass of wine before bed. Not over doing but no dollar in my jar either. I was in the shower and hubby thought I was gone so started out barefoot to fond me and help me. He can hardly walk, is legally blind so fell. somebody saw him sitting on the curb, I didn't hear the knocking at the door so somebody called the ambulance. I come out of the shower to see all these people and the ambulance!! Yes, i had a glass of wine! He is ok but more scrapes and bruises



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My friend and Avon lady was here yesterday afternoon so we had our drinks. My youngest daughter and her hubby are leaving for their place in Az. today so she brought me over a nice pan of bacon wrapped pork so i didn't have to cook, I love that. Imay have said my avon lady is trying to make it to 50 years and then quit. I can't imagine how much I have spent on Avon thru the years. Lots of creams and lotions with all my skin problems and I am a candle nut as well.
Jen. I think you have great control over what you have chosen to do but there is nothing wrong with taking a break from it now and then. I am concentrating on taking it one day at a time and not look ahead or behind. Brandy needs to lose too but i have been sharing everything with her, need to change that too. We did walk 30 minutes this morning but that humidity is still bad and unpleasant. My knee is bothering me more but I keep putting off calling the surgeon's office like that is solving anything!!
Have a great day. You sure have a lot of tempting things going on around you, especially chocolate but you have a plan already. Have a good day!! emoticon together



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I do see how that could happen. I know one thing, the weight that I lost and the weight that I will lose is NEVER coming back. I never had a problem maintaning my weight, the problem was that with each one of my kids I ate like a pig and gained about 20-30 pounds with each one. Plus I was always a large girl when I was a teenager ...size 18 when I was 16. Oh to be young again!

I had some drinks last night. They were going down good. Played some slots, put in $8.00 and won $50.00! woot woot

I think this break is just what I need. They are having a chocolate fountain pot luck at work today. I do not plan on participating....I may have 1 chocolate covered strawberry :)




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everybody seems to be on a good track now. Linda, that is the trouble with these extreme eating plans, eventually the restrictions burn you out. The one you are talking about sounds much like my doctor's teaching of no sugar, no bad carbs. Basically eating sugar while trying to lose weight will sabotage any dieting. I am still battling with the sweets and still think it is from the prednisone as never had that strong an urge for sweets before I started on it. I will struggle on to get back on his plan and stay there. I have seen the results when I was going to his weight management classes plus the nurses at the clinic are looking good. Like anything else, one has to stick with it. And he even says it doesn't mean you can't ever have goodies in moderastion. His favorite breakfast is bacon and eggs but always says to throw the bread to the dog. I like my toast so just make sure it is whole wheat and found Sara Lee that lets you have 2 slices tho they are small. Pasta is one of the no nos unless you use the whole wheat kind. Anything white--pasta, rice, bread, are bad carbs and sugar triggers.also root veggies so I eat them in moderation. It works if you do it. end of my lecture. I just found out the hard way that t=any diet plan that restricts may lose weight but it always comes back unless you change your habits and those diet plans are not normal eating. I have a pile of books I need to throwaway, wasted money except for WWs. That is where I lost my 30 pounds ages ago. Good luck with whatever you choose. Have a good day. I even got myself all revved up to have a sugar free day!! emoticon I had half a glass of wine left in the bottle but that was it. But no dol;l;ar for the day then. emoticon



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Clean eating sounds good, but it's sooo hard. I've been trying to do that but not really on a 'plan' of any kind. My SO does a lot of cooking and he's a pastaholic so it's really hard to turn it down. Hope you keep us informed.
I started a 10-day AF challenge on one of my other teams. I've already been AF since Fri. but will tack the 10 days on top of that.

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Day 2 AF

So I decided I am taking a break on all this weight loss stuff. I am not saying that I am going to go out and eat everything I see but, I am just tired of telling myself no to so many things. I am going to keep walking and I am looking at trying a new plan. I dont know if I mentioned this before but I posted it in my blog. It is called Whole30. It is similar to what I am doing now but without calorie restrictions and there are no suppliments. It's more a plan of just clean eating. Staying away from processed foods, dairy, breads and starches. I think I just need something new for now. My plan is to begin July 26th. It is a 30 day plan. If I do well I think I will continue for the rest of the year then go back to Omni in January.




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Georgine, I am so sorry to hear about Linda. You will be in my thoughts today. emoticon emoticon




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I finally went on my friend's page as have been wondering why I haven't heard from her after her breast surgery. I was and am shocked that she has passed away. She was a young gal, widowed with 2 boys, very athletic . we met on another limit alcohol challenge but most of the people had quit so she and I started this challenge together even if it was just us 2. She was a wine drinker too and we had fun supporting each other and anyone else. I heard from her in April before they were to remove the breast and I have no idea what happened or when. I wish families would get on the loved ones page and let friends know.I just can't believe this!
Here is to you Linda, one last glass of wine in your memory. RIP my good friend


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fully understand the water thing as i just went thru that too except I ended up sweeping the water down to the main to get rid of it. seems like something like that just send us down the wrong fork in the road. Once again, have to get it together and fforget what was. Hope you have a great start to the week today. It is raining here. going to be humid again and I never feel good then.
Had my drinks Friday and Saturday, AF Sunday. Plan to be today also. I have neglected my exercises from PT too long, just doing the walks with Brandy but with rain and humidity we haven't been able to keep doing every day. It was nicer last nite so tried walking and it was so humid after 15 minutes I was ringing wet again.
I like Mondays to feel it is a new week and a new start. Hope it goes well for everybody. I know I would do better if it would cool and get rid of the humidity but will do the best i can.
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Saturday started out good. Walked for 30 min then helped the hubby with yard work. Then started on inside the house only to find my basement floor full of water. So everything was put on hold and we went to borrow a wet dry vac. We are having a plumber come out today.....

After all that I think we needed a drink so we stopped at the bar my husband runs and had a few there. Then went home and finished off a 12 pack!

So, Sunday (without trying to use too much water) I did a few loads of laundry and was lazy and basically ate whatever I felt like for the rest of the day. I watched a whole season of 'Grace & Frankie'. If you have not heard of it, it is a netflix original "It stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as sworn enemies who find common ground when their husbands leave them for each other."

This morning I weighed in and seen the damage from the weekend. Lets just say I have a lot of work to do this week!




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AF today! Went overboard with the Jack and Coke last night emoticon but at least it's out of my system for awhile.

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AF Monday, Tuesday, aand Thursday. The computer was my downfall
Wed. I need tp leasrn to not get all frustrated over the thing and just call my computer guy and get it done!!$3 inmy jar, better than nothing. I am having a glass od wine today, weekend and the box is empty now. I won't open a bottle for myself .
LLReed. I fyou are like me when I drink, I pay no attentionn to what i drink and eat plus usually don't exercise either tho now i take brandy every morning and evening. what I am daying is the alcohol leads you down the path to calories and inactivity and thus the weight stys ot goes up. I think Jen has gound that out too.I agree it is best to keep it out of the house or don't open it just for yourself. Just a few thoughts. We will be going to the cabin tomorrow and have not been there yet this summer. Very hard with a disabled hubby so need others to help but I will enjoy some wine then too.
good grief. Have this new lighted key board with bigger letters but seem to hit more wrong keys anyway!!
Have a great weekend. too hot for me in the lower 80s as the humidity goes up and it makes me feel yukky, itchy and crabby. No AC in yet but house is ok for now. Georgine



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Finished off the beer last night and am thinking of buying more tonight; I need to go to the store anyway...
Having a really hard time telling myself 'no' this summer, even though the weight keeps creeping up. I guess I figure I've tried abstaining for so long and it's not helping anyway, so why bother.
Have a great weekend!
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I have seen my fair share of relitives and friends go through cancer treatments. Its so hard to believe that with all the technology and advanced health care that they can not find a cure!

Welcome LLReed! Thanks for the bug tips, I will have to try that.

My husband usually buys a bug spray that he hooks up to the hose. We started using it when our dogs had a bad case of fleas. It took care of the problem and they havent had fleas since. I dont know how well it works for the mosquitoes tho. Last year it was the funniest thing. We went camping with a friend of ours and he read to mix vanilla with water and spray yourself with it. All it did was make us wet and smelling like a cake! lol

0 days AF - had some drinks last night for no special reason. Just because I wanted to. Plan on being AF today and will probably have a few Saturday night. The kids want to have a fire in our new fire pit, roast marshmellows and hot dogs. I just want to relax by the fire. I love the smell!

TGIF! Jen




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forgot to say I have not heard from Linda. Last she said she was waiting to finish chemo and have the breast removed. She said she hasn't used the computer much so I haven't tried to contact her but now it has been awhile so I will message her. I think of her every day, she has had a rough time of it as most do going thru such a trauma.



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Welcome to the challenge LLReed.!! I don't know if you saw the post where I stated our program we started this challenge with . It was to be AF during thr week and no more than 3 drinks on weekend days. days can be traded etc. or each person can plan a program for themselves.
I had computer problems yesterday, still do, and got so frustrated i had a couple glasses of wine. Nothing can drive me to drink like computer problems. Was AF Monday and Tuesday so did get $2 in my jar.Have to do better to get enuff to buy something special just for me.
My oldest granddaughter is working with different oils and made a bug repellent that works well. the bugs aren't bad in town tho I use Off and Avon's sunscreen with bug repellent when i walk Brandy in the morning.The sand flies as we call them, gnats. are the worst when walking as they fly at your face and around your head but the bug dope works.
Need to call my computer guy and he fixes things over the phone. I would rather he come here and do it and leave me out of it!!
Just got my new lighted key board, it is fun--red, blue and purple, bigger letters and hope I can't wear off letters as i have on 3 key boards??
Have a great day! Georgine



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Hello everyone! Another poor soul here seeking to reduce the alcohol. I do great when it isn't in the house (went from Memorial Day - June 27th AF) but if it's there, I drink it.
Jennifer, the mosquitos are pretty bad this year. I sprayed a solution of thyme water and some essential oils in my garden while I was weeding last weekend and it really helped. I try to stay away from a lot of chemicals because I have cats. You can also make a bug repellent with coconut oil and different essential oils to use topically, but I haven't come up with a mixture that works as well as my Avon stuff.
Was AF a couple days this week and planning to be the next couple anyway. Only 2 beers left and haven't cracked the Jack I bought a couple weeks ago so we'll see. Planning on going horseback riding on Sat. so won't need any stress reliever that day emoticon

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Finished my last class for the term. After getting home late I had a beer to celebrate. I was already tired and it just made me extra drowsy so I just had the one and went to bed!

Some days I wish I could just be a stay at home mom. My house needs a really good cleaning but I have to be at work so it will have to wait. My plan is to stay up and clean Friday night so I have the rest of the weekend to play!

Walked 30 min today while listening to my audio book. I really am enjoying this story. It is called "Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain.

Georgine, have you heard from your friend? I hope she is doing well. I thought of her the other day when making my post. I just had a friend diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. She is only in her 40's. I hate cancer! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AF Monday and Tuesday. Now if I would watch closer with the food, went over deciding to have an evening snack that got away from me.
TC, with all your exercise i am sure the alcohol calories get used up but yes, it is a good idea to reduce it, not always easy to do.
I started this challenge with a friend who now has been battling breast cancer. Often it was just the 2 of us and then we have a dozen and back to a few or just us. Hopefully we gave some help to others.
Time to walk with Brandy before it getss too warm . so cool at nite I am wearing a sweat suit but that changes and gets too warm if I wait too long. Have a great day everyone!! Georgine



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I love those walks in the morning when its cool but sunny out too. I usually try to get out on the weekends. During the week I hop on the treadmill. I bet the dogs could walk for hours is you let them!

Day 5 AF
Walked 25 min today
Lost 1.4 pounds this morning!

Still havent broke my record after my gain over the holiday but its coming!

Usually Tuesday night I get the urge to have a drink but suprisingly I did not yesterday. We had our power go out last night for about an hour. Strange cause the weather was good.

Glad to hear it sounds like you are feeling and doing better. Have a great Day!





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Good for you!! I also have to learn to reduce not elimante alcohol..lol



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I too was a good girl yesterday, AF Monday!! $1 in my jar! My youngest son was here doing things for us and i usually have a drink or wine with him when he is done and has a beer but yesterday I passed! Brandy and I walked 35 minutes this morning. she wanted to go further. I wonder how long she would go but I don't want to find out with this bad knee. It is a beautiful cooler sunny day. Some areas had temps in the 30s during the nite. I turned on the little heater in here for a bit. Then wore a big sweat shirt to walk Brandy and had to come home and take it off. How to dress with the sun warm and breeze cool?? Nice walking anyway.
glad you will have some time off Jen and not over loading yourself. I am trying to stay with the no sugar no bad carbs my doctor rteaches. It also works IF you do it!
Have a great day, congrats on your loss. Georgine



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7/7/15 9:27 A

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So I was a good girl yesterday and this morning I lost 3.4 of the 6 that I gained! I tell ya...it works if you work it. It is just plain and simple. You get what you put in.

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Walked 15 min today

This is my last week of school! Final Wednesday in my quantitative skills class then I am done for 2 weeks. Next term I decided to just take one online class. I do not want to add too much to my schedule and get overwhelmed.

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7/6/15 11:20 A

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Hi everybody, busy weekend for everyone. It was too hot and humid here for me. Never put the AC in as it has been soo nice but yesterday the humidity was awful so then I am stuffed up, itchy and just feel sick. Cool this morning and it feels great!
I think we all have had our bouts with alcohol and that brings us to the challenge. Our original program was to stay AF during the week and no more than 3 drinks of choice on weekend days. Of course days can be traded for events if you choos e to follow the program or just choose one of your own and use the challenge for support and info. I started this challenge with a buddy who has encountered breast cancer so she has not posted for quite awhile.
I chose to follow my first doctor's program of no sugar, low carbs exercise etc. but being on prednisone has made it difficult and alcohol always did make me want to eat and eat the sweetest and greasiest things I can find. Not good!
I also had family problems that led me to drink and I regret that I did it. Now i am older, 74, I find drinking too much is not fun, once in awhile some wine and I am good. If i over do, I don't like the way I feel so avoid it most of the time.Might go over when the kids are all here, not often.
Keeping busy helps and so does keeping water or something refreshing and non alcoholic to keep close by. I know it is not easy to break a habit and gt control of it. I enjoy wine and love to cook while i sip but have had to quit that tho once in awhile let myself do it. I also put a dollar in and old jar for each day I am AF.
Welcome to everybody. Glad you had a good time with your family Jen. You will get back at it. Vacations are for letting go and enjoying to a point.
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7/6/15 9:49 A

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Had a great time on our mini vacation. Gained 6 pounds since last Thursday but I am ok with that. Im going on a detox this week and should be able to lose it all by Friday.

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Walked 20min this morning

Georgine, the weather is starting to feel like summertime FINALLY! I actually prefer the cooler 70 degree weather.

JStevenson, I can relate. I used to drink just about every other day. I started a program back in January that strictly prohibited alcohol. I did not drink for 33 days! But I also lost around 30 pounds on my first round of the program. The next few rounds I cheated and drank here and there. The problem I have is not only drinking but when I drink I want to eat everything in site! Hang in there and keep trying. It gets easier. I am still on my program and I try not to drink at all but I usually have a few at least once or twice a week.




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7/6/15 8:04 A

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Hi All,
I'm not quite new I just never really post anything but I found this challenge exciting. I'm a 33 year old wife and mother of 3 boys 12, 11, and 6. In all honesty I've been drinking since I was 14. I would love to be AF. I was a few years ago but stress and family problems kicked me off the wagon.

Now I drink almost every day 3-4 I can't seem to stop. I really want to get control over it again.



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7/1/15 10:04 P

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Hi, new here. I am 72, severe pain for many years, I weaned off of all pain meds 1 year ago. I only go to the pain clinic to get shots, and wear pain patches. They gave me pain meds for 10 years! Because of an addictive personality I hated taking them at all. My spine is riddled with Osteoarthritis, spine, all joints. Who ever said these are the golden years wasn't true for me. emoticon I take a med called Gabapentin which is not habit forming. I live with pain even now and by 3 pm I have 2 drinks.
They call them Grey Hounds. Vodka and grapefruit juice, mostly GF. I wish they did not really help the pain. It seems to work on one part of the brain that helps. Medical Marijuana is legal here, I can not smoke so I tried the drinks and food, I did not like the effect, I had no control and never knew when it would work on me.
Some days I will not have anything A, depends on what is going on in my life. My hubby and I just keep up a 3100 SF house and he does all the yard work to boot, an acre of land. We are in our 70's and it is getting to the point we are thinking about in 5 years ,we will down size. I feel good that I can keep the A at 2 right now. I am planning to start a lower carb and metabolism way of eating. Than will make AF life style for the most part. Glad to read your posts. Keep up the good work.
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7/1/15 5:12 P

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Tired today but will be AF. Letting the stress lead me astray too much. The basement is dry, new water heater in and I am still tired. I sure should have burnt up calories with hours of sweeping and am amazed i am not more sore and tired than I am.
I walked Brandy 35 minutes this morning. We got going before it got too warm.
Problems with my husband this morning while I was out planting so had to let that go for now. Being a caretaker is no easy job either!
Have fun with the kids. they grow up so fast. Georgine

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7/1/15 8:58 A

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Oh no! That is a pain. Our basement floods every so often due to the main pipe that runs out to the street. And of course we will usually have dirty clothes on the floor in the laundry room that get soaked! ugh, I know what you mean. It will drive anyone to drink! lol

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Walked 20 min this morning

So we decided to make a spur of the moment decision to take the kids up to Madison stay the night and go to the Henry Villa Zoo this weekend. It is a free zoo but it is really nice. My 4 year old is SO excited! It will be her first time.

Hope today is better for you, Jen




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6/30/15 10:34 P

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my water heater died and I stepped in water about midnite and spent MANY hours sweeping water as i didn't know where to shut it off. should have asked the plumbers but will have my son give me a lesson. I swept a lot of water so know I had plenty of exercise! I am ready for bed now!!
Glad you will get a break . I can understand where learning about our government can be a pain unless taught in an interesting way.
I confess to having a couple wines after the plumbers left. To say I was worn out would be am understatement!!!
Have a good day tomorrow, Georgine.







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6/30/15 8:33 A

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I have been forgeting a lot of things lately.

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Walked 30 min this morning!

This term of school is almost over. One more week! Then two weeks off, then I have an online government class. I am not excited about it. I know I should know more about are government and current events but its so depressing.

Going to be a beautiful day here. I will be stuck in this office all day but today is my Thursday so that makes me smile!




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6/29/15 10:27 P

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Looks like you did well for the weekend minus the hang over. Hope your Monday was a good day.
I was AF today but I forgot to go and get my prednisone from the pharmacy before it closed on Sat. so ended up in pain again today till my daughter went and got the med for me. When I am gardening I forget other things but i won't forget that again!!
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6/29/15 9:44 A

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Well, I made it through the week with out going completly crazy lol I have a lot to do this week as well but I am not going to let it get to me.

Saturday I walked a little over a mile then worked my butt off on my yard. We planted flowers about a month ago and they all seem to be dieing. We have had tons of rain so I know it is not lack of water. We put down more mulch and some stepping stones, planted a few more flowers and put together a new fire pit for the back yard. My husband sprayed the whole back yard with bug killer but I dont think anything will keep the mosquitoes away!

After all that work I decided to go to the party. I had not eaten all day so I ate there but did ok. Drank way too much and got silly with my girlfriends. It was a good time. Sunday I felt like I had been hit by a truck. Sore from the yard work and hung over! Still sore today not to mention all the mosquito bites!

Good news is I only have a 3 day work week then I am off til next Monday!




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6/27/15 11:40 P

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Friday was my only AF day tho I didn't go off the deep end either. Just trying to do more than i have been able to so then i get stressed too.
What did you decide about the party? Hard choices when we feel vulnerable or stressed. I hope you went and had a good time and just watched what you ate and drank, maybe planned ahead? Now leave it behind and go on from there. I know it is frustrating but we are human.
Hopefully I will get things done tomorrow. getting warmer and humid here and I don't do well outside.
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