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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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6/26/15 12:08 P

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once again 0 days AF

Some eat when they are stressed I drink when I am stressed! emoticon

Due to the drinking my weight is going up and down like a yo yo. emoticon

I have been trying to decide all week if I want to go to this party that I was invited to this weekend. There will obvously be food and drinks that I am not supposed to have. I decided this will be my last cheat day and then I really really need to focus on me and find another outlet for my stress! emoticon




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6/24/15 2:24 P

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Hi Georgine, Obviously I am not a doctor and do not know exactly what causes your back pain but is stretching an option? I can see why walking the dog could do more harm then good.

AF free 0 days!

I have one word for this work week STRESSED! Had to have some drinks last night. I was so tense that there was no way I could concentrate on homework or anything else. I even had to applogize to my husband for being rude to him. Negative thoughts, feelings and words are so contagous. I have found that as long as we are aware of whats happening we can change it....SO

I told myself this morning that nothing was going to ruin my day. Stress or no stress I am not going to let anyone kill my sunshine! Its been tough but I am half way through now and still smiling! emoticon








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6/23/15 9:27 A

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we had a nice time at my granddaughters for father's day and had wine and dessert. Now need to get back on the no sugar program and get at this weight i gained back. I did have wine yesterday while making supper, lower back still out and it is hard to stand and cook but that is no excuse. I haven't walked B. cause of lousy weather, ir rained and wind blew all day yesterday. I haven't exercised either, when my back is out not sure which way to go. I will try the walk this morning. I think holding the leash in one hand causes my right hip to be pulled on.
Sounds like you had a great Father's day too. Have a good day today. Georgine



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6/23/15 8:38 A

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Started fathers day early with a full day of fun with the kids. Lunch, movie, arcade. Then we got away and had a few cocktails. It was a good day.

Sunday tried to be good. Did ok, but my husband wanted KFC for his fathers day so we ate out.

Monday called in sick to work and cleaned my entire house! Thats what sick days are for right lol

Back to work today. Walked 20 min on the treadmill. Going to try to make this a habit and slowly work up to 30 min and possibly more. Once I get to my goal weight I will start working out more. Sounds a little silly but I am trying to lose weight right now not gain muscle.

We have had rain on and off here too and a tornando warning yesterday!

Sounds like you had a nice weekend, have a good day today! Jen





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6/20/15 11:31 A

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Lost my post again, GRRR! Still need to get together with my computer guy.
I forget what days were AF but put $3 in my jar. tomorrow we are invited to my granddaughters for barbecue for father's Day so i will probably have wine. It is raining here, I don't have much time to plant anymore. all the appts. etc. kept me from getting to it. flowers are sitting on the edge of the flower bed and ai need more. No walk today or last nite with this rain. If it isn't raining too hard we go anyway but it has been pouring.
You are doing well making good choices, good job. have a great weekend!! Georgine emoticon

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6/19/15 12:10 P

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Had a few tropical punch rum drinks last night. Way less then what I normally drink so even tho I was bad I was good!






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6/18/15 9:40 A

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Day 6 AF - lost 1.6!

There are so many weight loss plans out there! I think they probably all work if you work it. You just have to find what works best for you.

Tomorrow is Friday and we are having a "healthy" pot luck at work. I am bringing a salad. Then the weekend. I never thought I would say this but I am dreading the weekend. There are too many temptations around on the weekend. I have 2 birthday parties and Sunday is fathers day so I am sure there will be cake and eating out involved. I am asking for good vibes to be sent my way. I need to stay strong and stay on MY protocal for the weekend. If not I know I will be playing catch up all next week again!

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6/18/15 12:26 A

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AF Mon. and Tues. . I did have some wine when a friend stopped by today. It seems everybody has another way to lose weight. The only things that ever worked for me was WWs and now my doctor's weight management teachings to cut sugar. I sure could give away a whole bunch of books about dieting that will be going into the garbage.the hardest thing with other ways is to learn to eat properly after you go off cause usually you gain it back. That was my experience anyway.
Jen. I am still not finished reading all that you sent me. 16 years of research, interesting. I always want to get the book about new things but know i would never get it read.
Time for bed, Georgine



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Jen, When I started at 170 or so last year, the doctor gave me a prescription for Phentermine to take for four weeks. I lost a quick 10 and it helped get me motivated. Lots of people have trouble with Phen, but I didn't have any ill effects. It's short term, too, helped get rid of stomach bulge that made it hard for me to exercise; I kept taking my two drinks at dinner and I still lost. Just can't overdo and stay away from all the fruit juices and use diet mixers.



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6/17/15 8:53 A

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Day 5 AF

Pine trees do not sound good at all! I have also heard to stick with white liquor. There is this tropical punch malibu stuff that is so yummy. The only bad part is I mix it with pineapple juice and a little cherry grenadine. I may have to try it with the tonic??

I could have REALLY used a drink after the day I had yesterday but thank god for my husband for pulling me back and making me realize what it does to my diet. One night of drinking takes me back about a week in my diet. So I went home and worked on my school work and worked with my little one on her colors and shapes. Had a good night!

Woke up this morning to a .1 weight loss....not real happy with that but its a loss right?!

Happy Hump day everyone!




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Jen, Some people say pine trees, but I don't think so. Anyway, the doctor told me if I'm going to drink, it should be "white" liquor like gin or vodka. Tanq is very smooth and mild an you never get a headache from it. It doesn't have an effect on allergies he said.



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6/16/15 9:02 A

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Day 4 AF

Feeling good today. Down 1.4 pounds. Still trying to catch up from the few I gained over the weekend....getting there!

My four year old slept with her sister last night so I was not up all night trying to get her to sleep in her own bed!

Got a lot of work to do today on the job so I better get busy...

Have a great day!




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6/16/15 8:58 A

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What does the Tanqueray taste like?




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I drink Tanqueray and diet tonic. The only time I gain anything from it is when we are out to dinner and they don't have diet tonic. So, I only have one.



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Just go on from here now. I have to do the same thing. I still have to watch that increased appetite from the prednisone, i don't need any help in that area!! Walked with B. this morning and made an appt. for the doctor to check the plastic bandage he had put on John's cut. It actually looks like a balloon partly blown up and i don't want it to blow!! Just so hard to get things done with appts. You have your plate full too so here we go with a new day and new week. emoticon Have a good one, Georgine



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6/15/15 8:59 A

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AF Sat and Sun

The weekends are so hard. Being at home makes it so easy to cheat. I dont usually go all in but I will have a taste of this or that of things I am not supposed to have. I really need to stop that. Then we usually grill out steaks and that always seems to slow my weight loss down. The meat market we go to makes these stuffed portabella mushrooms that are to die for. The mushroom may not be bad for me but the stuffing they use is! So I had lost a total of 6.5 pounds for this round on Friday but gained 2.6 of it back over the last two days. I am a little disappointed but at least I did not gain or remain the same.
I listen to books on audio. I will have to check him out. I like a good mystery. Right now I am listening to "Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain. Not really a mystery but a good heart touching story. I just started it on Sunday so I am only a chapter or two in but I think I am going to like it.
It is a rainy gloomy day here. My 4 year old would not stay in her bed last night on account of the thunder booming. We sleep on the 2nd story of our house and I decided to go into her bed and sleep after she came into mine for the 4th time. We sleep with a fan but in her room it was dead quite and the thunder made it sound like someone was bowling in my living room! The dogs were on edge too. They kept walking around on the hard wood floors and their claws going click clack click clack....needless to say I slept horribly. I have a long day today, work til 5 then school til 9:30 pm.
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6/13/15 10:44 A

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Most of that 5 will go away. My knee was so sore yesterday I sat with ice on it, a glass of wine and finished my latest Sanford mystery. He sure can keep a reader wanting to keep reading!!
It is Avon day today so will have wine or mixed drink with my Avon lady friend. She is close to 50 years with Avon and then will retire she says. That will save me money!! Can't imagine what I have spent on Avon thru the years.
Have a good day and don't feel badly at having drinks, everyone deserves their treats now ans then.
Brandy is waiting for her walk, I was waiting for the pain pill to kick in. We have been walking over a mile each morning. Fitbit gave me another badge. We don't walk at noon now it is so warm and Brandy has dark chocolate fur.
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6/13/15 8:20 A

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Broke down and had some piƱa coladas last night. Gained .5 pounds this morning. But I'm ok with it. I needed it. Back on track today!




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6/12/15 10:41 A

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finally back to AF yesterday, Thursday. better late than never.walked Brandy but need to go earlier, gets warm quick and I still had too many clothes on. I like to go right away in the morning so it is done.
You have a lot on your plate to get a walk in but the lunch time sounds good.
Have another good day!! Georgine emoticon



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6/12/15 8:59 A

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Aww thanks! Thats what we are here for right? To encourage each other. I hope you feel better today. What are you going to do with all the money in your jar!

I really need to start walking again. I have a treadmill, and a school right across the street from my house that has a track that I can walk on too. Plus I work at the end of a strip mall and I used to walk on my lunch. Just need to get back into the habit.

Day 6 AF

Lost 1.9 this morning!

I have so much homework this weekend. I am NOT looking forward to it. I have taken this class before at another school but the new school requires that all new students take it. I feel like it just a waste of time but I guess its getting me to my goal.

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Good morning! waiting for my pain pill and knee patch to kick in and B. and i will walk. Fitbit said we walked over a mile yesterday!
Ended up at the clinic and got hubby patched up and hope this is the last stressful episode for awhile. I had a friend stop last nite and had wine and relaxed. A bad week but back on it today--got on the scale and just get so frustrated to see i have to re lose again. I had my jar getting filled well so need to get back on it, trying to decide what to do with the money just for myself.
I started my journal again too. I agree it helps to stay on track and makes you think before going off track. You are doing so well, glad you at least tasted that dessert. So,for me, no to sugar including alcohol. Nice day here, hope to get some plants and work outside. that is therapy for me as well as walking Brandy.
Have another good day, you are doing so well!!! You help me want to stay on track too. emoticon Georgine

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Sorry to hear about your husband. I can not imagine what it must be like. It must be hard for him as well. That is probably one of the things I worry about the most about growing older is not being as independant as you once were.

Day 5 AF

Almost had a breakdown yesterday. I was ready to go out drinking and skip class! I found that along with tracking, keeping a journal really helps. Especially in times of temptation. I have to basically talk myself out of my bad ideas and remind myself of why I am doing this and why I started. I did cheat a tinsy bit. My mom made this strawberry pretzel desert. It is soooo good. I had ONE bite. Only lost .3 oz this morning but I will take it!

My husband has started an excersise routine. I sent him an old picture of himself and I think it made him realize that even though he doesnt really have any weight to lose he needs to be more concerned about his health. He could also cut back on the alcohol.

After being bit by a dog when I was little I have never been a fan of dogs. We have 2 pit bulls. Mommy and son. Mom is a great dog, son not so much. I just have to remind myself he is still somewhat of a pup and will hopefully grow out of his bad habits. lol I have tried to walk them but they usually end up walking me!






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Another bad nite of care taking and will be at the clinic later today to check my husband after a fall which involved more. I did have the wine later but think i wore it off cleaning up. I will be back on track again. Not sure how long i can take care of him at home. Not young myself.
You are doing great so keep me going too. Money is always an issue as we are on limited income and my stove just died after 50 years!! I was going to ask Sears if it was still under warranty, just joking. The big burner went up in flames while i was using it so i am using 2 small ones and the oven. It needs to go.
i am getting ready to walk Brandy, one of the joys of my life, feel better once I get out with her and move and she moves me!! I have a Fitbit now and yesterday hit my first 10,000 steps!! i have been trying and trying.so that makes me happy.
Happy hump day to you too, have a great day. Georgine emoticon emoticon



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4 days AF

Poor puppy shouldnt have to go on a diet! lol Your lucky you can just drink 2 glasses of wine. I would have probably finished the whole bottle!

Lost 3.3 pounds!

Tried on my swimsuit that I bought last year, and never wore! I still have a lot to lose but I feel much more confident in it this year. Today would be a perfect day for swimming but I am stuck here at work.

So my daughter will get her braces on in about a month. $5400!! My insurance wont cover any of it. Luckily the orthodontist is very accomidating with a payment plan I can live with.

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Monday was a day full of problems seemed like from every directions. I confess to having 2 glasses of wine once the house was quiet and i could relax. So far. today is 100% better!
I now have meds to give to brandy for these allergies so i got out a notebook so i can keep track. Just too much with all John's meds and trying to time them and not over lap!!
Sparks tells us when we take away something we really enjoy, then we will want it. better to have a little once in awhile . I am doing this with Brandy as she needs to lose also. She weighed 93 pounds awhile back at last nail cutting. they were so busy they didn't weigh her this time.
Time to track food, do some exercises,and start cutting the to do list as much as i can. Put more money in my jar so hope today to add another dollar.
Have a great day, you are doing well!! emoticon Georgine


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AF Monday

Hi Georgine, I made it past Monday! We are learning the metric system and how to convert metric to U.S. and U.S to metric. I am not excited.
I could not imagine taking care of the household on my own. I guess it will be different once the kids are all gone.

I really do believe planning is key to eating healthy. If I dont have a plan I will cheat for sure!

Dropped 2.4 pounds! Drank all my water and did not cheat at all. I had food on the brain but did not give in. Its funny when you tell yourself you cant have something, that is when you crave it the most.

My daughter has her first orthodontest appointment today. I hope the treatment will not be too long or too costly since my insurance does not cover braces!

Did you see the sun this morning? Very strange. Just a round orange ball, no glare or anything. I dont think I have ever seen the sun like that.

Have a great day!




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Jen. we are on the same page once again,. Mondays are a pain as far as to do things so I need to get them done as they really affect my attitude. I thought once I was retired i wouldn't have these days --Ha! Hubby can't do anything much so i do it all. Need to get my spark going again. Need to go to the store and load up as am out of everything and one of my big faults is not planning ahead like you are and Mandy does so i am always scrambling at the last minute to plan dinner. Have a good day!! Plan to be AF and stick to water and limit coffee. I have been drinking too much coffee too. emoticon we are doing it!! Georgine



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AF Sunday

So I loaded up this weekend for my 3rd Round. I ate and drank and ate and drank all weekend. Today is Day Zero. I took my drops, and had my vitamins. I have my 64 oz container of water that I will refill at least once a day. I prepped a cabbage, onion, celery, and shrimp stir fry for my dinners and Lettuce, tomato, cucumber and chicken for my lunches. For my snacks I have an orange and strawberries. I also get to have a wasa cracker with my lunch and dinner.

I gained 3.3 pounds loading and I am SO ready to drop some more of this weight. emoticon




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getting ready to get back on track again. The kids were over Saturday so I enjoyed some wine, little over maybe. Here is to a good week!! Georgine



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Good Morning Georgine,

I think it is going to be another nice day here. I will try to send some your way. We are expecting some rain this weekend. I hope it holds off til Sunday. I like to stay in and not do anything on Sundays if I dont have to.

I am glad John had a good check up. My husband avoids the doctors office as much as possible. I wish he wouldnt but he is a grown man and I cant make him go. Recently he has been complaining of heartburn just about everyday. I tried to tell him it could be something serious but he doesnt listen.

Supposedly today is National Donut Day so a coworker brought in donuts. I had a cream filled one!

I do believe there is so much more to obesity then just over eating. It drives me crazy when I hear a naturally thin person try to counsel and obese person. Just diet and workout...no big deal right?! wrong! It is not just physical it is mental too. Sometimes for me I feel like it is more mental then anything! Mind over matter!






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I am also slow moving this morning and this constant rain and gloom doesn't inspire me one bit. Took John to the clinic yesterday morning, had a good check up but doctor wants one more test so off to radiology at 11. Seems like once I go out for something like that i have no ambition to do anything the rest of the day.
AF all week Mon.- Wed. I have been tracking food closely and fighting the sugar. i bought some donut holes as can have a few and satisfy that urge if needed. We never had dessert every day at home growing up, why do i get the urge for sweets after i eat a meal now???
I haven't finished reading everything you sent yet. I am amazed that he has spent 16 years researching the problems of obesity.
Have a good day. You are doing so well, earned a glass of wine, almost the weekend eve tonite. emoticon Georgine



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AF Wednesday

Feeling a bit foggy this morning. Sometimes I wonder is I have some slight alergies?? who knows??

Have a feeling there my be some moscato in my future today. Going to try to hold off for the weekend but .....it is Friday eve right!? lol




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AF Tuesday - had a long day and was very tempted to throw back a few but I went home, did some chores, and had a nice night with the family. I have 4 children. 19,12,11,and 4 years old. I gave the little one a bath, got her in her jammies and braided her hair. She is so sweet. I am surely going to miss these days when all my kids are grown up. Such is life. emoticon

My 12 year old daughter is receiving and award for making good grades this year. She was all dressed up this morning and looking so pretty. I am so proud of her! emoticon

I know what you mean about changing what you drink. My tolorance level has gone down as well. I tend to drink more wine and less beer and shots these days.

Going to be a beautiful day here but I will be stuck in this office I sometimes like to refer to as hell on earth. I will try to get out a lunch time for a bit. emoticon

Happy Hump day! emoticon




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My friend stopped over and she is my avon lady trying to stick it out to get to 50 years coming up!! she is about ready to quit. We have been getting together all these years and having a few drinks. whooped it up a lot but now getting older we are more mellow. I did switch to brandy yesterday and ow remember why i don't drink brandy anymore!!. Had one of those days when everything i touched either tipped over or fell on the floor! So now am starting the new week and month. Ready to go. counted the money in my jar, i have $11 and i know i shorted myself a few days,
Yes, i want to learn more about what the program is. i now have the 8 pounds to lose again plus fight the increased appetite from the prednisone. I will be tracking food in sparks VERY closely, no alcohol.
Have a great day, Georgine emoticon
55 degrees this morning at 6, going to be in the 70s and maybe rain and t storms later. i have windows open and am enjoying my coffee and peace. gave john a pain pill and told him to lie down and let it work as it makes it easier for him to get in the shower. later.

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Hello,

AF Sunday and Monday

School is putting me in a bad mood but I am being positive...only 5 weeks left til the new term begins!

Georgine, I understand. No pressure at all. I did a lot of research before I started. I have to admit, it is not for everyone. I am starting my 3rd round on Saturday and I am feeling nervous. I really have to mentally prepare myself and stick to my guns to make the right choices. Especially when it comes to the alchohol! I know I can do it. I did it before!

Burr...your neck of the woods sounds cold! It feels like fall here. Should get up to about 70 today. My favorite weather is when it is just warm enough to open the windows and you get that cool spring time breeze. Then if mother nature throws in a few hot days on the weekends I am good! lol




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Good morning! Off to a new week and a new month. I did have wine yesterday whil I worked around the house. I should be sitting reading my mystery having the wine. My friend the Avon lady will be here this afternoon so i will have wine. after that , enuff tho our friend is already asking when he can bring a bottle of wine over again. Not for awhile, enuff is enuff.
I will message you latr Jen. I know I won't start on anything yet, I want to understand it first.
27 degrees this morning at 6, frost warnings.



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Hey Amanda,

Glad to see your back! I totally understand. I was AF for 33 days on the 1st round of my plan! It is tough but the rewards are great! emoticon




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I found out about the program from a friend of mine. She started in August of 2014 and has lost about 100-115 pounds! The Omni drops come with a booklet that tells you what to do and what to eat and what not to eat. There is also a book that she sent me called Pounds to Inches. Omni has a support page on Facebook too that is really helpful for questions and recipe ideas. It is for customers only and you have to be added. If you want you can go to my Facebook page and private message me your email address. Then I can send you the book and some more info about the program.




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AF Mon. thru Wed. and Friday, 2 glasses if wine Thursday night.
No more books and special diets for me. sugar is the cause of the insulin storing the fat and that is where I will concentrate, cutting sugar, white bread, pasta etc, checking packaged foods for ingredients, and exercise. I have seen the results myself and in my doctor's weight management class. He now reaches people over the internet all over the area as well as in hospitals. Oh yes, also limit root veggies and fruit, both higher in sugars.
Have a good day everyone, Georgine



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I agree, Georgine. It is extreme. And I've always been a big fan of moderation myself. It is a book. They talk about all the negative healthy effects these foods have on your body and if you eliminate them for 30 days you will see a great improvement in health and energy. Then you can add each one in individually and see how your body reacts. The information and testimonials in the book were very compelling.

~Mandy~
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Wow Mandy, that sure sounds extreme!! Are you some kind of program like Jen is? I have done so many books, diets etc. etc. thru the years, i will stick with Sparks and add info wherever i find it. so nice to hear from you!!



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Hello ladies!
I haven't checked in here in ages. I'm currently on day 20 of a Whole30. It is a 30 day clean eating plan that has no alcohol, no added sugar/sweeteners, no dairy, no grains, and no beans. It's been hard, but not as hard as I thought it would be. So I haven't had any alcohol since 5/9. It is definitely difficult going to cards and not drinking, but hopefully it will be worth it. Ya'll have a great weekend!

~Mandy~
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I don't know why this challenge bothers non drinkers. I have had to ask Sparks for help twice to stop 2 women from continually posting here. both of them have their pages closed so don't want anybody bothering them but ok to harass others i guess.
AF Mon- Wed. but I did have 2 glasses of wine after a long day of paperwork, errands, and learning more technology--more like trying to learn!
Where did you find the program you are on? did i ask you that already? Just wondering if there is a book or what that you follow. Have a great day. Poring here this morning , need to get B. out. she forgets she is a lab and wouldn't even go down the steps. Ha!




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I know! Where did everyone go? It just blows my mind when people do find this board and type things like "Eliminate". If you dont agree with the board and what we are here for then go find another one. Seems really simple to me!! Go find an AA board if you need help eliminating your alcohol intake! geez!

Anyway.....

AF Wed -Today

Doing homework tonight. No big plans for the weekend. I think it is going to be rainy anyway.

I know I will be prepping stir fry this weekend for my main meal for the week. I love it and its so easy to make. Stomach is growling right now. Wish I had a big breakfast skillet! Instead I will be having my greek yogurt and blueberry smoothie that I make with my nutra bullet. I add a little vanilla stevia to sweeten it up a bit and get rid of the nasty sour taste of the yogurt.

Omnitrition sells this NiteTime liquid stuff. You mix 1 Tbls with 8oz of water before bed time. It makes me sleep really good and you dont get that drowsy feeling like when taking a sleeping aid. Just something to think about.

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5/28/15 6:56 P

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a whoosh is a good incentive to keep on going, maked you feel ready to do more. I haven't had a chance to look into it yet but I am impressed! I think these prednisone tablets are making me eat and interfering with my sleep unless reading the side effects influences me thinking that way. Have the alcohol under control and the eating during the nite when i can't sleep emoticon is a problem.
AF Mon.- Wed. emoticon
have a good day Jen. wish the othr ladies would drop in once in awhile. Georgine



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Must have had a "whoosh"
Went from 261.6 to 255.6!


Sorry this picture is kind of hard to read but basically it is a discription of what your fat cells do when you are losing weight. The fat cell is overcome by water and then turns to nothing. Fat goes bye bye! emoticon

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You can share anything on any posts so people can see what else is out there and might work for them. I am on Facebook, will try to find you, I still stumble around a lot on the computer. This vertainly is working for you.
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I dont know if I am supposed to share on the spark people page but ......The program I am on is called Omnitrition. Check out my web page Omnitrition.com/timeisnow. Or if you are on facebook you can see my story I am under Jennifer Estes-Smith Omnitrition IMA.

I have had amazing results. Best results I have ever had my whole life as a matter of fact. The products help with appetite, cravings, sleep, and lots more. I have not tried all of the products so I can not speak for all of them.

When I start my 3rd Round I will be taking the Omni Drops (helps burn stored fat and suppress appitite), Omni IV (vitamin), NiteTime (helps burn fat while you sleep and helps you sleep like a baby), and a carb blocker. The carb blocker is something new I am trying for those days I feel like having some drinks or a cheat day.

What I like about it the most is that you go through rounds. In each round you can pick either 21 or 42 days where you cut back your calories and are only allowed certain foods. I have a lot to lose so I went with the 42day round. I think I might have mentioned, I lost 33 pounds on my 1st 42 day round. After the 42 days I go into a 21 day maintenance phase. The point is to maintain what you have lost for 21 days then you start over.

Sorry, this is a lot of info but I love to spread the word when asked. I am sure it is not for everyone but it has done wonders for me!




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I had my wine with family and friends over the weekend and was AF Monday. Yes, the alcohol does seem to increase appetite and lack of good food choices so better off AF whenever possible.
What program are you following? Is it a book? Just curious.
Just take it a day at a time, learn from mistakes and leave those days behind. Have a good day, Georgine



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