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11/4/12 8:09 P

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some time ago the doctor found a mass on my brother's pancreas but his wife has alzheimers and he took care of her instead of himself. He tried to put her in a nursing home but they had no lock up for the Alzheimer's patients so she fought them to get out and hurt them and herself also. They kept her less than a day. In the town they live in they do not have a nursing home with an alzheimers unit. They live in California.
He got down to 137 at almost 6 foot tall. One day her caregiver which came in only to take her vitals, etc. noticed he wasn't well and got him to the hospital fast. He was in the hospital 5 days and they did an MRI. They found two tumors on his lungs and he can hardly breathe. He has copd. Now he weighs 118 and said looks like one of the starving people of Africa. When I called last night he said he was better but his wife worse. He said she doesn't realize he could go at any time.
Anyone who prays please pray for him.

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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11/4/12 3:58 P

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Been a busy week and next week won't be much slower, even though I have a long weekend. It's my birthday weekend next weekend, and I have if filled with activities to enjoy with friends and family. A couple of runs and a couple volunteer activities and two dinners and a concert. Even though my nutrition was a little higher than I would have like this past week, especially yesterday, I still managed to lose a fraction of a pound, so, with an added concentration on upping my fitness this week, if I am careful, and don't overdo too much for my birthday, I should finally see the lower half of my goal weight range. Slow but steady.

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin

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11/4/12 2:10 P

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Jogged my first official 5K this am and had my best time ever! I'm so excited.

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I'm going to succeed because I'm crazy enough to think I can!

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11/4/12 1:22 P

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Hi all! We're on the road, heading home from NOLA, where I was admittedly a bit off track--more with alcohol than with food. I somehow managed to stay wheat free in the land of roux-based gumbo and beignets!

Sue, on Florida's Gulf Coast

"Awareness is all."

"Everything is exactly the way it's supposed to be."

"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next." --Gilda Radner

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." --Reinhold Niebuhr

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11/4/12 10:23 A

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Morning all. I enjoyed the extra hour of sleep. But Iím off to Church and then some errands around the house. I need to unfasten and store the water hoses and spray repellant for the deer.

MJZHERE, I also fluctuate 2 to 3 pounds. It is frustrating and a bit scary to see that higher number, but something Iím coming to deal with.

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If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day

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11/4/12 9:51 A

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Good morning! Had a great time at "Wicked" last night. So happy that today was end of DST! I hate the extended DST and recently read that it doesn't even "save" electricity it is simply a way to have our high schoolers out in the dark in the morning waiting for a school bus to get them to school at too early a time for most of the school year. Kids should not have to wait for a bus in the dark for most of the school year.

"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of." anonymous

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"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." John Dewey

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11/4/12 9:20 A

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Yikes. I think today is one of the few Daylight Saving days I've actually resented having an extra hour...

My stomach is on a regular schedule these days and it doesn't understand why it has to wait for different mealtimes now! LOL

Already this morning I've patched a comforter cover, started a load of laundry, unpacked several boxes of protein bars into my stash in the basement for kayaking, reorganized the pantry (removed dry beans for donating since I don't eat them anymore and put the protein powders in there), and started a load in the dishwasher.

Still kayaking outside these days - went surfing in the waves at the east end of Lake Ontario yesterday and spent some time catching up with my friend Deb.

And had fun Friday night at a friend's party, dancing until late.

Now I'm getting ready to go to church. Will bake some squash this afternoon, finish the laundry, patch another comforter cover (the cats seem to rip holes in them for some reason), and maybe practice playing my new guitar for a while. Tonight I'll probably go to a kayak pool session in Ithaca.

Edited by: 4A-HEALTHY-BMI at: 11/4/2012 (09:24)
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From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.


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11/4/12 9:16 A

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I couldn't go for a hike yesterday because thunderstorms and rain rolled in right when I left. I'm feeling pretty tired this morning after taking a Benadryl last night but I'm hoping I'll be able to get some kind of cardio in today. Weight- wise I'm ok... only 0.4 lbs up for the weekend so far, which is a great accomplishment for me. Have a great day everyone!


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11/4/12 9:05 A

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My new lesson in maintenance - after being in maintenance for almost 6 weeks, the official conclusion is my body flunctuates 2-3 lbs day to day. Maybe this will help break my emotional connection to that number - it does seem to be lessening.

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11/4/12 8:09 A

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Hi everyone,

Great day yesterday and today I am taking it easy. Did take care of my clocks and dread that it will get dark so early.

Make it a healthy day

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret

Southern CA - Pacific time

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11/4/12 8:06 A

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Yesterday was beautiful out here in NC. We went to my daughter's for her 8 year old daughter's birthday. We had venison burgers on the grill, skillet home grown sweet potato fries, and homemade corn chowder (corn from the garden.) Her boyfriend had just brought the deer from hunting a week ago. A very "earthy" meal. Rich. We topped it off with scratch chocolate cake with sour cream chocolate frosting, with a cat face for the cake.

Before we went to the party (it's a 2 1/2 hour drive there) I took a fast walk to boost my metabolism. After our lunch we all went outside to fool around on the children's 4 kiddie bikes. I got the one designed for a 6 year old. Fell off and sprained my ankle and got scraped up by barb-wire. It was comical at the time, but now I don't think it's so funny to not be able to take off for a nice walk on this beautiful Carolina Blue Sky day! I've begun my day with some push-ups and will do different upper body exercises throughout the day.

Any suggestions of how to get workouts in with a sprained ankle?


*Any exercise is better than no exercise!*

"...there is something you must always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think..."
-Quote from Pooh to Christopher Robin

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11/4/12 7:52 A

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Oops, after I updated yesterday, the eating went off track. Oh well, another day to find my way. Really enjoyed getting back that hour I gave so grudgingly last spring.

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11/4/12 7:43 A

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good morning! a good saturday, 5 mile walk in the a.m., then about an hour of wood stacking, and one more mile to reach our goal of 30 miles for the week, even though sunday was a travel day.

nutrition went well and the scale is happy today. hanging in...

live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life!
"i run because i can" coach nicole!
"I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham
"Right here, right now, right choice" cannie50!
one day at a time...



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GOAL met aug. 13, 2012: 103

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11/4/12 6:20 A

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Good morning, earlier for me than usual. Combining early to bed with the time change wasn't a great idea. But this is my scheduled weekly rest day so all should be OK.

I avoided yesterday's "Chili Fest" because the parking lots were full. The only option of satellite parking and taking the shuttle didn't appeal to DH, so we went back home. Yea! I didn't need to eat mystery chili.

Have a good day everyone!

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Today - 38, 30, 40.5

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11/4/12 6:09 A

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Up early. I like early morning for quiet reading and journaling. I weigh in every other day in maintenance and so far, i realize how natural my Spark eating and fitness goals are to my life. It is nice to see the weight stay off and to feel healthy. I do not miss eating badly! Like MAREE, when I try a rich food I seldom eat any more I find it either very satisfying in a small quantity or upsetting. My body wants healthy!

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11/4/12 4:38 A

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Good morning. The clock changed to end daylight savings time, but my internal clock says it's 4 a.m. and time to awake. The transition takes a while.

I had a good day yesterday running errands and going to a baby shower for a friend who is having twin boys. I enjoyed the Italian beef, chicken salad and fruit and left the bun behind for a lunch within range. The thin slice of red velvet cake didn't seem to agree with my tummy. I think my body has really gone through a transformation.

Running errands was the only workout I got, but today I have a long walk with a girlfriend planned and may rake some leaves after church.

Happy Sunday to all!

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