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6/23/16 10:28 A

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I am so sorry to hear about all this... It sounds like you were both an inspiration to each other and that is a beautiful thing.

Thanks for your response.



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6/22/16 7:36 P

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I started this challenge with a very good Spark friend. We both loved our wine and we had a lot of fun and at times we had a lot of people join but it never stayed the same and often went down to just me. I just didn't have the spirit to continue with out her. She was a younger gal with 2 grown sons and had just buried her husband from cancer. Anyway, she would contact me after each procedure as she felt up to it but then I didn't hear anythingl. I went on her page only to see she had passed away 2 days before. I had had no chance to talk with her and I miss her very much. This challenge always went up and down and back again so I did answer people but ended up to be just me so I just posted once in awhile just to express how much i missed her.



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6/22/16 1:12 P

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I started to read the beginning of this thread and am so interested if there are so curious about those who are still on here.

I saw that the thread started in October 2010 so not sure how likely this will be...

If there is anyone from the challenge. How have things been since then? Were you able to reach your goal weight? What has your experience been like?

Hopefully I will hear from people, but regardless I think this is a great challenge. I may even restart it.

Thanks all



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5/27/16 9:10 A

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Thank you. I have been so busy yet with the paperwork etc. and now hope to garden. Gardening for me is a good therapy, tires me out in a good way. My oldest daughter moved in with me to help take care of her dad. we took care of him as long as we could, pretty much was my world then so now I am free to come and go as I please.
The weekend is upon us so I need to plan ahead too. I get so frustrated as my jeans tell me I am losing and the scale seems to be stuck. I do have some wine when my daughter comes home from work and I have done most everything, not a lot, couple glasses and I post them into the tracker. But I don't get to put a dollar in my jar for an AF day tho I don't over indulge. Keep on working on it. NIce sunny cool morning so best I get going and take my walk with brandy. took her for 30 more minute last nite, 65 minutes and did my back exercises.
Have a good day, Georgine



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5/25/16 9:41 P

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Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry for your loss emoticon I can't even imagine how stressful things must be.

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Nice to hear from you again. Everybody kind of drifted away trying other things for losing weight and cutting the alcohol. Then my husband passed away at the end of March so i haven't been caught up on here yet.
I was doing better lately and now my back acted up today so am having some wine. Let my exercises go too long tho I have walked Brandy nearly every day Saw the chiropractor today so will get exercises going again. I have had lots of paperwork to do as well but things are settling down. I started putting my dollar in for each AF day again and posting exercise and food. It helps cause I don't want to have to add the alcohol calories.
So we both need to plan ahead for Sunday and we may go to the cabin if it doesn't rain Saturday and the cabin is another time i used to drink a lot.
good luck to us both, Georgine




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5/25/16 7:08 P

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Back for round 965080493 gabillion. Ugh. Was most def not AF last night. Had every intention, but you know what those pave the way to.

Doing much better today. Water and a long walk. I have our monthly girls brunch on Sunday, which is really an entire day of debauchery. I have to figure something out for that day.


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3/24/16 3:25 P

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Too many family problems, challenge on hold til i see I can get on here regularly emoticon



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3/7/16 7:15 P

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My birthday was on the weekend so did have my wine. Monday is AF, $1 goes into my jar.
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3/4/16 3:00 P

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Well I don't have a problem with drinking just maintaining a healthy lifestyle

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lots of family problems and i lost this contact til now. i am sure everyone has moved on but i will use it for myself. Started it with a young gal that passed away from breast cancer and I want to keep it going even if just for myself to remember her and the fun we had with it. Had some AF days this week but can;'t remember which ones, 2 for sure and the others a small amount of wine. will start keeping track on Monday but will post each day.Georgine



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1/12/16 10:50 A

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Ooh! that is cold! We've been below zero several nights but not that far below. Sun. when the sun went down, it was about 17, 22 by the time I went to bed, and 27 when I got up the next morning. I love it when it warms up overnight in the winter. I was able to walk yesterday and this morning. Got in a 30 min. workout last night too. It was one from some Aussie guy who is featured on livestrong.com. They're pretty tough workouts but it wasn't as bad as I thought.
Still AF and kept the energy drink to 1 can on Fri., Sat., and yesterday. None on Sun.

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BRRR! 21 below, 26 below, 15 below this morning but the wind chill is much worse. At least we do see the sun.
AF Sun. and Mon.



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1/9/16 1:43 P

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Good job!! I did give in to a glass of wine with cheese and crackers while watching Matlock so have to stop that again. So, Mon. and Tues. AF and a glass a day for Wed. thru Fri. Still not bad and $2 in my jar. Still have not weighed. for awhile thew scale was buried and I kinda liked that--ha!
Went off the prednisone and the pain came back from the PMR. Doctor said it can last 6 mo. to a year and then goes away by itself. tired of it tho. It has been at least 6 months.
Still doing th knee exercises and a few others and the tapes for upper body that last 5 min. or more if I choose. I just don't want to be sore from that too.
Finally took Brandy for a walk. Of course it is the coldest day we have had and they started off saying it would be 14 below tonite, since then have heard 18 below and 20 below and 8. Tomorrow will be cold too but it is that nasty wind that makes it so bad. When we turned into the wind my face was just burning. We will have company tomorrow for the Viking football game and granddaughter is supposed to make the tortelinni (sp?) soup she has been bragging about.
Have a good weekend and keep warm, Georgine



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Managed to hold it to one can yesterday and planning the same today. I made some cinnamon popcorn to snack on in the afternoon instead of having the energy drink. Sure was tired by the time I got home last night, though. Still AF but I'm up .2 of a pound since last week.

Not liking this 'normal' winter weather. I've only walked a couple times this week. I probably could have this morning, it was about 11 degrees but I thought the wind was likely to be blowing and staying in bed just seemed like a better idea. I did get some cleaning done early, though.

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AF Monday and Tuesday, no plans to change the streak. Now need to get back to tracking food and regular exercise every day. Found some upper body Spark videos that are short and easy and add more of my own and trying to get back to the old knee, back and neck exercises. Chiropractor has my hip under control . My daughter is still living with me to help with her dad but then grandaughter and baby and others come in the evenings often and I need to get things done duringf the day. Hope to take Brandy for a walk, I have been in the house too long but now we have below zero weather coming. Nothing drastic but it has been so nice we are spoiled!
We took everything down after NYs except the tree. It is quite heavy so Robin needs help and they don't ask me. they need to stop babying me with this knee. It still isn't healed all the way and can be annoying but gotta keep going.
Hope you kick the energy drinks. I have heard nothing good about them. I get enuff kick from the caffeine in my coffee.
Take care, keep on keeping on. Georgine



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Yep! Too much food, drink, and stress to truly enjoy the season for what it is. I took down my decorations the day after Christmas; all I could think about the whole month of Dec. is that I couldn't wait to get rid of the mess. We didn't put up a tree because of the new kitten; she'd have had it down in no time!
I finished the bottle of JD that I got for Christmas on Sat. and decided that I can do 4 weeks AF. As long as I don't buy it, I'm good. Trying to cut down the energy drink. That stuff is too expensive to be drinking 2 cans a day. I'm sending back the 'green powder' I got in Nov. No change in energy level or anything else they claimed. I'm all for trying new things, but not afraid to send it back if it doesn't live up.
We've started our 53 hour a week stretch from now until April 15th. Love the overtime! emoticon Hate the extra hours. emoticon

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12/30/15 8:45 P

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Glad all the fuss is over finally. Too much company, too much food and drink. I probably wont get back on track til after the first as i may have said. The knee is feeling better each day, hope to walk with Brandy soon. Now time to put decorations away ans take the tree down. I usually leave the tree up til after the first. We enjoy the lights and the house sure looks empty once all the color is gone but there is Valentines day next.course the stores are already putting that out. Sorry if i repeated.Later, Georgine



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12/25/15 10:38 A

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Merry Christmas, Georgine! Hope you have a wonderful day; eat lots of veggies! emoticon
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Merry Christmas Lisa, and hope the New Year will be good to us all. I am not starting any program yet til the holidays are over and i NEVER plan to start on the first. Learned a long time ago that doesn't work!!
My house is a zoo so i am happy to sit in here and send Xmas wishes but need to get going and get hubby up etc. Our little toddler was allowed to open all the presents on Xmas Eve so now she is grabbing any present and trying to open it. All those adults thought it was fun to let her open them but never realized they were teaching her all presents are hers to open.
Now it is a constant battle to stop her.
Not sure if I will keep the challenge going after the first but we can still gab . This challenge has gone from tons of people to 1 or 2 and back again but not doing much now. I still miss Linda, we had so much fun with it.
I better get moving but there are 2 women in the kitchen and it is nice in here. We have 2 labs roaming around as well and they are under foot trying to stay where the food is. Have a great day, Georgine



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12/13/15 9:27 P

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Ooh, going 'no sugar' is just a joke for me. I fully believe that sugar is highly addictive and I am one of it's favorite targets.

I'm glad your daughter is still staying with you; I imagine that's a big enough job for you when you're 100% but just too much when you're down.

Take it easy on the exercises, don't want you to overdo it.

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ii haven't weighed yet but just got cleared to get back to normal activities tho he also gave me more pain killers but I try not to take them often, want to be rid of them soon. Planning to start some upper body exercises as well as resume the knee exercises. Knee is still sore so I am not sure about those. Our daughter is still staying with us so I have her help taking care of John for awhile yet. Not sure I can or want to take care of him alone. He has been more mixed up and weaker lately. His doctor made some changes hoping to improve things.
emoticonNot going to be easy to stick to my doctor's no sugar regimen but one day at a time. Georgine




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emoticon Georgine! We can do it!

Funeral's over and now we get back to life somehow. I'm still going up and down the scale, but am noticing how much a little extra sodium affects my weight. I really need to stay off those chips.

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AF Sun-Tues. so $3 in my jar. Had some wine Wed Thurs., AF Friday. struggling to get back to daily posting food. Can't do much exercise with this knee yet. See the surgeon wed. I have water on the knee so trying to sit with ice and feet up, annoying!!.going to start some upper body exercises. Struggle on!!



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Lisa, I am so sorry to read about the terrible accident and loss of Lane!! Condolences to you and your family. You all will be in my prayers and thoughts. As you know we nearly lost Brandon and don't know if he will ever be even close to normal again so i know the feeling of loss. Know i am thinking of you, Georgine



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Hi Georgine! Glad you didn't have to work too much on Thanksgiving; that's the best way to spend a holiday.

We had a pretty rough one. My only brother's only child was killed in a car wreck on Wed. evening. Lane was 16 and was t-boned when he came off a county road onto the highway.

Needless to say, I've been drinking a little and not exercising at all. Will get back to it tomorrow. I'll be working tmrw and part of Tues. and then off for the funeral on Wed. Not sure if I'll go back to work on Thurs. or not. My boss told me a month ago that I've got 5 days vacation that I could use up this year.

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Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. My daughter and granddaughter did all the work, told me to sit and rest my knee and keep ice on it. sure seems like it is taking a long time but actually it is just 4 weeks. Not tracking now so will get back to it hopefully tomorrow. Haven't paid myself for AF days either, have to gt back to it.Cold and sunny here but always nice to see the sun. Georgine



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Yeah, Georgine, when you figure out what 'normal' is, let me know. emoticon
Weather is still pretty good here; yesterday was beautiful but I just didn't have the energy to go out and do much of anything. I did go for a walk in the afternoon but had to put the leash on Cappy to get him to go with me. This morning he was bouncing around and ready to go. He must have heard some gun shots sometime yesterday and figured they were out to get him; deer season started on Sat.
Alcohol intake is still too much but I got a 12-pack on Sat. and only had 2 that day and 3 yesterday, so it's down a little. Trying to cut the energy drink this week. That's much harder.

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My granddaughter feels the Thrive is helping her. I think all these things are doing is lining their own pockets. If any of this stuff was really doing something great they would be millionaires and we would all be healthy. I am still getting tons of emails related to the Paleo post I looked into. They are all experts of some kind and the posts are long and at the end is the price of the book or whatever they are selling. Just $20 but if I bought all of them would sure be more and if it is free they want you to pay the postage too. Idealshape is also advertising to buy more of their stuff too but they at least are more looking into health. Lots of stuff out there.
I am doing better every day, get staples out tomorrow, not thrilled, I remember it from the first knee.
My grandson will be going home Friday as the insurance won't pay anymore. It is going to be a big step for my son and his wife to care for him at home. Lots of therapy needed for quite some time yet.
AF most of the time, once in awhile a glass of wine watching a movie. Can't wait to get back to normal whatever that is.
Have a good day, let me know what you think about what you are taking. Georgine



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I agree that the best thing these products do is empty your wallet. I tend to try stuff only when there is a money back guarantee. I don't mind paying a little if it does what it says it will. How does your GD like the Thrive product(s)? I have never checked them out, but have heard of them. Someone told me yesterday about a chewable supplement called Juice Now. It sounds like something Tom should (and might) use. I'm thinking of getting some for him but will try this stuff I've already ordered first. His 'nutrition' is lacking at best; probably killing him pretty fast and definitely not helping him any.

How's your grandson doing?

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I am a little bit better every day but I get impatient to be done with this. I go to get the staples out on Tjursday. I remember last time that was no fun and surgeon said the method hasn't been improved. Oh well, get it done.
I do have a glass of wine once in awhile in the evenings. Nobody else has been staying here so my daughter and I have enjoyed the house to ourselves and watched movies in the evenings. Today my granddaughter and baby return so there goes peace and quiet again. Granddaughter had to go back to work crutches and all and is off tomorrow to see her doctor. My husband will see the doctor today. Still complaining of back pain after all fall and I can't take care of him the way he is. Always something..
Hope your new plan helps you. My granddaughter is into Thrive that is supposed to give you more energy etc. Then I have the Paleo group sending me offers for everything and anything as well as the Idealshake that I did buy one shake ion sale but they also have many other offers. Probably all help something but sure empty the wallet to get any of it. I am going to stay with my other doctor's no sugar, no bad carbs teachings. He will have classes again this winter and they always help me learn more and stay with it and he says too, that doesn't mean you can never indulge in a treat now and then. I have seen the results from his teachings, I just have to do it.
Have a good week. I look forward to walking with brandy without pain!! Right now she has her playmate Alexx, yellow lab, to play with so ignors me!! Brat!!. They follow my granddaughter around but then she is the food source==HA!!



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YES, you can! Glad you got that surgery out of the way and I hope the weather holds long enough for you to get in a walk or 2 outside. That's great that Brandy has a playmate while you heal; takes some of the pressure off. Cappy is still limping and not really wanting to go walk but he needs to lose a little, too so I coax him into going.

I went through a six-pack this weekend again. Need to cut that and make it last for 2 weekends or just not buy it. Last week I said I would go AF until Thanksgiving and I'm saying the same this week. My weight just keeps going up and I'm not sure why. I should at least be staying the same. I got desperate this weekend and caved in to an ad that was e-mailed to me for some 'green super food'. I'm sure you've seen this stuff advertised too, or something like it. It's supposed to have all kinds of good nutrients that we should be getting in our food but most people don't. The thing that got me was the promise of more energy, as I was sitting there yawning 2 hours after getting up. It's got a money back guarantee and I couldn't find anything on the internet saying it's a scam so I figured it's worth a shot.

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Mostly AF, had wine twice but taking meds yet . Working in my exercises, really difficult at times but have to be done. emoticon



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Came home from the hospital on Sunday. We could have gone Saturday but therapy ended late and it was getting dark and foggy so we decided to leave Sunday. It has been pretty rough but today is . I am having a glass of wine which is a no no but it sure helps to relax after a shower. My oldest daughter took her vacation to help me and then decided my granddaughter should stay here too. The surgeon did her knee first and she was an outpatient so got to go home. So we have both labs here too as well as little Abby, our 1 1/2 year old terrorist!! she is never still. Also have a friend staying with us who is moving back but his rental house is not ready so he is staying here and is a big help to us. It has been a blast even tho Shannon and I hurt yet. Shannon has the movie 50 Shades of Gray we are supposed to watch yet now we are feeling better. Today is shower day. I haven't had much wine at all, too many pills.
Glad you are doing well, guess nobody else is going to join anymore.
I can't wait to be able to walk Brandy without pain. Right now I am second best as she has her play mate, the yellow lab, Alex, so I get a kiss now then. We are having fantastic warm weather but neither Shannon nor I want to tackle the steps to be outside. Snow mix and cold coming and then warm again.
More later, haven't been on here at all since i left for surgery. Youngest daughter is cooking for us tonite and others have been feeding us. It sure will be a lonely house once everyone is healed and back to normal whatever that is!!
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Sorry I haven't been on here much. Doing ok with the alcohol; mostly just on weekends. I think I had 19 AF days in Oct. which is up from Sept.

I hope the surgery helps; I can't imagine being in that much pain all the time.

Haven't been doing as much walking as usual as my walking buddy, Cappy, has been feeling his age. I finally took him to the vet and got some antibiotics for his foot and some pain reliever for his front shoulders. None of it seems to be working. His foot still looks the same and he still licks it constantly so I've been wrapping it so he can't. When we were walking today he started limping on the other front foot so badly that he almost fell on his nose a couple times. There's nothing in it and it doesn't seem to hurt when I touch or poke around on it, so I'm not sure what's going on. Looks like we might be going back.


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I have been AF since Saturday, more money in my jar. wonder if I can get a loan to pay myself?? Ha!
Gloomy and drizzling here, doesn't make a person like doing much of anything but I am trying to get things done before the knee surgery . Wis emoticon h it was over already.



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Trying to get back to this challenge and my team, always so much to do it seems.
I was AF over the weekend so $2 more in my jar, think it is over $30 now. I was AF most of the week now my back has been better.
Still on the prednisone but will go down to 6 mg before the surgery and then 5mg after another month and then doctor said go off it and see what happens. The pain from this was terrific so scares me but I can go back to the 5mg. This is a form of arthritis that comes on suddenly and goes away suddenly but can take up to 18 months or can go sooner. No swelling of joints etc. but the pain I don't care to experience again!!
Just came from the dentist to make sure there are no problems there to cause bacteria when having surgery and then my dentist decided I should have my teeth cleaned before surgery. If ever I wanted to take a pill and have a drink it is before he cleans cause he digs deep, no fun but I just take a pain pill for the sore gums after.
Looks like you have been doing well with the alcohol too, we all have days when the motivation seems to disappear but it comes back.
I am finishing the fiber challenge but found out I am almost always too low on fiber. Never thought about it before. Things I think have fiber don't. Learning more about diet.
Looks like you and I are the main posters but i should post every day and I will try to do that til the surgery. One other gal was back so hope she comes back. This challenge has always been feast or famine for members.
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Hey Georgine! Hope you're doing well. I've been participating in a 5% challenge and it's a challenge to get everything posted! Are you off the prednisone now? I would imagine that you hurt less when walking with Brandi because you have less time to think about it. I don't even go walk if Cappy isn't with me.

Alcohol intake has been much less this month than last. My motivation level is in the tank today, though. The weather was beautiful, but I just didn't feel like doing anything. Hope I find it soon!

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AF Sunday but since have had 1 or 2 glasses of wine while making supper as this back still spasming (sp?) so bad. Now including upper back exercises. at this rate i will be doing an exercise for all body parts!! I am also learning that I do not get enuff fiber in my diet but at least did not go over my calories and seems my urge to eat from the prednisone seems to be lessening soo hope my weight will finally move again. Also seems the urge for sweets is also going away not that I won't always look for the chocolate emoticon emoticon
I was looking at the energy drinks they have right by the till in the grocery store, just little bottles of the stuff, I wanted to see the sugar content but it was too busy then. Maybe it will help to just cut back more. I drink water mostly and use a squirt of the flavors when i get tired of plain water. In the morning it is my coffee and the wine at supper time if that back is bad. I have my pre op physical Friday and not happy with the weight but my doctor started me on prednisone so knows I gained but that still frustrates me trying to get it off. Have not walked Brandy as much either. I am trying to stay with one pain pill just in the morning so it gets a little tough walking her when that wears off but she sets a really strong pace so I think i am just following along. Doesn't hurt to walk with her as much as when i go alone. Go figure.
Looks like you did well on the weekend anyway.good job on tracking too. I have been all over the place with the tracker but too much on the upper end.
Oh well, here is to a great rest of the week for us all!! emoticonand once in awhile emoticon emoticon Georgine



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Georgine, I'm glad your GS is doing well; it's amazing how fast we lose muscle when it takes so long to build it!
I actually went without any liquid calories both Sat. and Sun. I was dragging all weekend, though. Had plenty of other kinds of sugar. Feeling better now, though, and thinking I can probably do without the energy drink tomorrow. I actually tracked my food today and came within range.
I think the wine is better than the narcotics, too! emoticon

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I too am having problems trying to stay AF. I am not over doing the wine but am giving up my $! donation to my jar. This hip is giving me grief and now and I have always had trouble with back spasms when standing at the sink or preparing a meal. So I have been having one or two glasses while I make supper, I still think that is better than another narcotic tablet. I did weigh today and am still stuck with 8/10 pound gain from the prednisone. Thank goodness it isn't going up and I am reducing the prednisone every month. Now it is cooler I hope to walk Brandy more often and longer if this ole body will agree. Still need to up the exercise, why do i find that so hard to do, just 20 minutes here and there??!! Surgery for the knee is a month away now.. I have the same problem with left overs, John isn't fond of them either, once maybe so instead of eating them myself I throw them on the compost pile for the ravens.Better them than me!! Also, one if my favorite things now it isn't so hot and humid is to sit outside with a glass of wine and my latest mystery. The last 2 days of tracking I went over my limit so I do need to start choosing better and limiting wine tho as i said, i don't go over board but it is still wasted calories.
Yes, the energy drinks and sugar are bad too. if I had a choice I would take the wine. I want to relax! I looked at all those little bottles of energy drinks by the store counter as you go thru the check out. I get jazzed from coffee which I love so never indulged in those drinks. I am hooked on the flavored coffees at our store, look forward to it every morning. Maybe you can cut them back a little more.
We each have our demons as they say and if we can't get rid of them, at least limit them. Time for supper and I do get tired of cooking too as I can't seem to get organized anymore. HOw did i cook for 4 hungry growing kids?? I printed a lot of recipes off sparks and other places but still sit and wonder what to cook!!
Our grandson is progressing slowly. so long without using his muscles it is slow using them again after muscles contract. Happy he is doing well.
OK emoticon together even if it just a little progress each day. Georgine


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And now a new month! My weight is up this month in spite of starting a new challenge last Sat. and participating in the 'Lose 5 pounds in a month' one here on the message board. I just can't seem to quit the energy drinks and sugar. I keep thinking I'll do better on the weekend because I can just go take a nap if I get tired, but I drink it anyway. It's just not good...
Had a couple of beers last night for supper; we decided to go out and eat. I get kind of bored cooking at home. Tom doesn't eat a lot of leftovers, so any time we cook something, I end up eating it for 3 or 4 days because I don't like to have to throw it out. I guess I need to start putting some in the freezer right away or cooking less to begin with.

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way to go everybody!!! emoticon I did have wine over the weekend but did not over do. Oldest son and family have been home for 2 weekends and we hardly get to see him and family so it was fun and hecitc. Week ends are so short emoticon Grandson is in therapy kind of like learning things all over again but making strides. So thankful!! I plan to go AF again for the week hopefully. Want about 10 pounds off by knee surgery at the end of Oct. Not looking forward to it but tired of pain and pills.
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emoticon on the BL challenge and emoticon staying AF! I'm going for the next 3 weeks AF.

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Hi, all! Long time no talk! Hope everyone has been doing well, in all senses! I just finished (and won emoticon ) a biggest losers challenge with my friends, so I'm really motivated to get back on track. I didn't lose an incredible amount or anything, but if I want to continue on, I need to get my boozing back in check! After going to the same bar three consecutive days this week, I took last night off. Will be AF tonight as well.
I've been trying to order diet coke and keeping shots to a dull roar, but that is iffy. I'm trying to stay AF until Thursday, which is my sister's 30th birthday. If we go somewhere far out, I might offer to DD just to keep myself from being stupid.

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emoticon Georgine!

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AF all week except Wednesday afternoon, back was bad, not good yet, always something emoticon



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emoticon Jenn! Good to 'see' you! We actually didn't end up with the donkey; the owner finally showed up and took him home. Makes a pretty good story, though, and shows just how easily we're persuaded to act when it comes to animals.

Managing a bar sounds like quite a job! I work in a tax office and am flabbergasted by how much paperwork there is to managing any kind of business in this country. Some of our clients are in over their heads but most of them have a pretty good handle on things. Hope the previous manager didn't leave a mess to clean up.

Hang in there, Georgine! Hope your dr. gets back soon and you get your meds refilled. I have a dog that likes to chase stuff , too. Shortly after I got him (when he was about 6 mos. old) we were out horseback riding and he went after a deer. I think I ended up going home and getting the pickup to go look for him. Kind of freaks me out when he does that, but he always makes it back home, so far.

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emoticon Jenn. I haven't been able to get things back to whatever was normal for me either. Brandon's accident really upset me, we spent 3 weeks living with the maybe he will get better or that is as good as he is going to be and back and forth but My son and his wife stayed with him thru it all and now he is in therapy they can maybe come home for a day or two. Anyway, i didn't post much, none of my teams sned me anything as i have not been on them, I have so much to do around the house and bills etc. and this muscle from my hip is giving me grief and I have not done the exercises si my goal is to do that as I am not able to bend or sit and then ran out of pain pills, both JOhn and I and the doctor is gone so we get nothing til he is back. I hope the exercises will help, hurts more than the knee!! No walking yesterday or today as it is cold and rainy so i can rest the old bones--ha! Had a houseful over the weekend too. So I am trying to get back to Sparks, joined fiber challenge, don't think I ever thought about that before. Printed a knee challenge but not sure what I can do. Enuff blabbing.
Glad you are back. Let yourself get settled where you want to be before
hitting the Omni or whatever you choose. I am trying to get back on the no sugar, no bad carbs, watch the fruit and even good carbs but it is taking me time too. I
Hope your week is going well Lisa, sounded good. I have another friend who just got a donkey. I sure wish I could have more animals. another friend has a baby skunk visiting her yard. Nice to live where this can happen. I had one heart stopping moment when brandy saw the deer out back and started chasing. I pictured myself trying to get her back in my pjs!!She did stop on her own. Early to see a deer in the yard.
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Hi ladies....dont worry I am still alive and kicking!

Thank you for your concern, I appreciate that. I seen your message and started reading through all of the posts. I am so sorry to hear about your grandson. I am glad he is making progress.

I remember when my grandma had her knee surgery, she felt sooo much better afterwards that she ended having the other knee done too! Lol

Lisa, I canít believe you adopted a donkeyÖwhen I read that post I literally laughed out loud!

There has just been so much going on. I tried to get on one day last week and I started reading through the posts and then I was pulled away and never got back to it. As you know I have not been happy with my job and there may be some major changes coming up for me. My husband has offered me the management position at the bar. It is scary but exciting at the same time. I also feel relieved but sad to leave my current position. So many emotions right now and I feel like I am in limbo because I havenít made anything official yet. With all of that on my mind diet and exercise are not a priority.

AF pretty much every other day. Itís kind of strange but it is usually Saturday and Sunday that I am sober and then I drink Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

I have been trying to stick to protiens, veggies, and fruit. Staying away from breads, pastas, and sugars (besides the alcohol). Once things settle down and I can focus I think I may try the Omni diet again. It is the only thing that has ever helped me loose weight. Even with all of the drinking and eating off of my plan I have maintained and I am happy with that. I think after losing the first 50 I became comfortable and lost my urg to keep going. I will get it back. I have been saying this a lot lately but its only just a matter of time, but we have to live for today and we cant always stress about what the future holds. Especially hearing about your grandson, you just never know what is going to happen.

Anyway, thank you Georgine for sending me that message. It is amazing to me that even though we have never met we have this connection and support for each other. I have to admit itís pretty neat! Most definitely put a smile on my face today. Thanks Again!
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good morning! I plan to be AF today also. You are doing an emoticon job! I think all 3 of us were in a funk awhile back. Sometimes it is a good thing to stop and look things over and start again. Hump day today, have a good one!! Georgine
I did message Jenn, just a short one but have not heard back. Bothers me when suddenly I don't hear from someone that has been here regularly. Hope all is well with her.



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So glad to hear that your grandson has pulled through! Hope he has a really good physical therapist.

I went AF all last week and then drank 4 beers on Sat. I'm going AF this week as well and cutting down on the energy drink. Had one on Sat. but haven't since. I figure I'll have one tmrw or Thurs. If I could get it down to one or two a week I'd be happy.

I don't know what has become of Jenn. Hope it wasn't something I said...

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AF Monday and Tuesday. Grandson is no moved to a therapy hospital. It will take a long while but a little at a time he is getting better. Maybe now I can get back to Sparking. Things seem so upside down yet.
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I plan to do the same. Haven't been drinking too often, every other day but still too much. I have a very bad habit of taking a half a glass at a time but how many times to i go back again??!!
They are going to start our grandson on physical therapy now so about time I get a regular routine for exercise besides the walk with Brandy and pulling weeds. II am 74 years old and still a procrastinator!
Have a good day and hope both of us get back on the right track what happened to out partner?? Miss her. Georgine



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Thanks for the update, Georgine! Sounds like there is hope, regardless of what the dr. says. I guess they have to prepare you for the worst.

I'm going dry from yesterday until the 26th (family football party). I've been drinking way too much and just not feeling like doing anything. Did no exercise yesterday but was up and walking this morning and feel pretty good.

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I want to tell whoever is still on the challenge, Lisa, that our grandson is now out of the coma and is beginning to be aware and is answering to commands and pinches his doctor in response. One eye partially open and moving, can't remember everything but just need to tell that sometimes good things do happen even when doctors say they won't. What a wonderful day it is today and more to come I hope !!



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I am trying to catch up on here. Was AF Wed. and Friday and maybe today tho I just read that our grandson opened his left eye part way and seemed to be looking around and moved his arm towards his face.Today I read that he grabbed the doctor's arm while she was doing a procedure that was painful so we are so hoping and praying that his brain is waking up. I have one bottle of wine left and would like to get into it and celebrate. Granddaughter is bringing my wine box tonite, we will see.
I made the shake one nite and it did help to keep me feeling full and for once did not wolf down supper likeI usually do as we eat later. Today I made a smoothie I made up using it and again seem to be fine.
Looks like the challenge is you and me now. as io have said, it does this but I used to have Linda too.
You sound busy and doing things all the time so I don't think you are over doing drinking very often. I always wanted to have lots of animals but living in town it never happened for me. I am still walking Brandy, watching her food and mine trying to slim us both down.
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I decided to take today off, too. I canned some tomatoes and some peaches and we dug the rest of the potatoes. Also got the dog (Cappy) clipped a little more. His hair grows really fast so, even though I clipped him a little short, it will grow back before it gets too cold.
Yesterday was a little more active but on Sat. we rode the motorcycles all afternoon. Before that, we were chasing a donkey around. It's a long story, but it ends with us apparently adopting a donkey. He seems to be content with our 2 horses but they're not really crazy about him. I'll get back to exercising tomorrow.

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No more progress for our grandson but no bad news either so we wait and emotions go up and down with hearing positive things and then back down hearing nothing has changed. I am just trying to keep busy and hope and pray.
the web site for the shakes is idealshake and I did look up the ingredient from the potato called slendesta and they have it patented.I didn't wan to take anything that was dangerous etc. I just got interested in shakes so my DIL bought ne some vanilla protein powder but I wanted some recipes which idealshake and Sparks have to pick from.I wanted it for afternoons when i seem to have that low where you feel blah and then i pick bad things to snack on. I ordered a chocolate shake which was on sale but not cheap then either but decided to do it.I have yet to try a shake yet.
I quit walking for the weekend with all the rain and storms and the humidity is still so bad I got tired of being sweaty all the time and decided to just take this weekend off. Plan to start tomorrow and stay strict with Brandy too. She is too heavy--93 pounds- and that will lead to bad hips.
Just got an email for the Paleo diet too. Basically I will stay with the no sugar, bad carbs plus exercise which i let go this weekend too. Just felt like I need a vacation from the stress of beating myself up when I don't get it done. Wine is up and down, hope is up and down.
Hang in there as you do a good job and once in awhile getting off track is not the end of the world emoticon . Georgine

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Sounds like a lot on your plate these days, Georgine. (Figuratively speaking.) Prayers are going out for you and your family.
The shake with the potato ingredient sounds interesting; I'll look that up. I read a book called 'Potatoes Not Prozac' that advocated eating a potato before bed each night to help you sleep and to cut down on sugar cravings. I have a lot of potatoes from my garden that I'm trying to use up, maybe I should start eating more of them.
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I am doing better. grandson still in intensive care, trying to breath on his own and some movement so hoping it will continue to improve. Still hard to go thru the days hoping and praying. . The woman who hit him is going to court on the 9th, has 3 priors, out on $15000 bail. she shouldn't be allowed out at all to hurt someone else.
I finally saw my knee surgeon as I want this knee replaced. He offered other options but they are just stop gaps and i would end up doing the knee anyway. It hurts all the time, taking a narcotic so I can walk with brandy. I want this done tho not thrilled to go thru it again but at least I know what to expect this time.Oldest daughter will stay with her dad. My oldest granddaughter will also have a knee procedure done that day but will be outpatient unless they find more to be done. I want to get this extra weight off too so need to up the exercise tho all the walking and other things I have done haven't helped because I still that urge to eat from the prednisone. Today went down from 8 mg to 7 so hope the urge to eat will go too. I felt so good before and now have that belly fat again--ugh!!
I did order a shake from Idealshake as it was on sale and is supposed to cut your appetite for 3 hours, perfect for afternoons, haven't tried it yet. they use a natural ingredient from potatoes, made sure to look it up.
I can't remember what days were AF and if i had anything it was a glass of wine except Tues when the girls came over.
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Hope you're both doing well! Thought I better post something as I didn't want this to drop too far on the list.
Beer is still a problem, though I only had one last night and it wasn't the last one. I've been canning some in the evenings so my workouts have been later; don't like to drink too much before working out.

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Our grandson made it thru the jnite but is still critical and if he makes it they can't predict how much brain damage there might be. Neurosurgeon sent my son and his wife hiome to get some rest if they can. Waiting is hard on the body. One thing, I sure am not thinking of food. Family came over last nite, I had brandy and it did its job and I slept or passed out, whichever. OK this morning, just answering the phone, Ipad and computer messages. So thankful for a stron together family and all of our friends. Another cold gloomy day , heard the furnace running too.
we are all the same with food and drink. I still associate alcohol with fun and/or relaxing times so those are triggers all the time there. Especially enjoy wine while i cook, maybe I should stop cooking? Ha! Don't want a drink or wine this morning now the shock has passed. They are saying Brandon's car got hit from behind and it pushed him into the path of car that hit him. They are looking fir the one that hit and ran. It was on a bad corner but usually accidents happened there in the winter.Going to be very hard to get thru the coming days. Sorry to share my bad news with you 2. Georgine





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Georgine, so sorry to hear of all the family troubles. Sometimes this kind of stuff just seems to just settle in with us and stick around awhile. Hope your GS is ok; that must be just awful waiting for news. emoticon
Jen, I only had 2 left and we live 5 miles from town. If I had had more (which I did over the weekend), I would have drank more (which I did over the weekend). I'm having A LOT of trouble staying away from the liquid calories and the sugar this summer. The more I read about how our diet affects us, the more I want to eat and drink every kind of 'non-food' I can find. I guess I need to quit reading that stuff.

I wish I could find, and afford, a retreat of some kind where I could go and get away from all the temptation for awhile even just a couple days. I don't think I'd miss any of it if it wasn't there, but if it's available I'm going to consume it. Stupid! emoticon

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8/24/15 1:54 P

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I was just going to emaill you gals and got a message from my youngest son, bo. His youngest son, my grandson, just got hit by a hit and run and is in the hospital badly hurt. really shook up!! Now could use as couple shots of something. So hard to wait to hear he will be all right. Hospital is 2 hours away so won't hear anything for awhile, the kids are on their way. So worried!!
I didn't do anything yesterday, cold , rain, bad winds so just caught up on reading etc. and sipped wine. Today is the same tho I see it quit raining but that wind is so cold I admit I don't care to be out in it, feels like it could snow!!
I am struggling yet to stay on track. This weight I gained from the prednisone has me so frustrated!! I have been able to lose not easily but sooner than this. also had oldest son in the hospital over the weekend, has one of the digestion diseases and was bleeding but home now and better. Enuff already!!!!
Right away I think of having a drink or wine. was just going to put the wine back in the basement. I won't over do if I do, wish I could go down there and be with them but can't leave John. Later, georgine



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So I have been kicking back and not worrying about working out or the foods I eat. I am maintaining my weight but I have been drinking way too much! Kids went back to school today so it is the perfect time to set a new schedule and try to stick to it!

Linda, how do you just drink two beers? I envy you. See, that is my problem. If I could just have a couple and stop I might be ok, but I need to get to a certain buzz point and it is usally about 5-6 and a few shots of goldschlager.




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Well, I didn't make it through the week; finished off the last 2 beers last night. I've been on a major sugar kick for the last week and trying to get off it. I guess I replaced the sugar with the beer. On a positive note: I came to work after lunch with nothing to snack on. Snacked on the rest of the trail mix this morning so this afternoon will be snack-free.
I got some Cosequin tablets for the dog and they really seem to be helping him; he's got a lot more energy and isn't limping as much. I'm thinking of trying them myself emoticon

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That's pretty cool! Is that a praying mantis?

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