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10/19/17 11:25 A

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Thank you Veenas. I began to feel better as the day went on. I wrote out the many blessings I have encountered in the last little while and that helped a lot.

Blessing: I feel strong in my resolve to fulfill my goal to be my best weight. This commitment is a response to doing what is best for my body considering my history and joint problems. So grateful that I can exercise self-control and thereby not end up with more and worse problems in the future.

Challenge: This hasn't changed...always more to do than I have time for.

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10/18/17 7:33 P

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Hi Shari. Overcoming sadness is difficult. I hope you also have the support of your family and friends.

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10/18/17 1:36 P

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Hi Veenas! Yes, it takes considerable time to adjust to a parent's passing. I wish you and your family well. Your support of one another is a blessing.

Blessing: I have been able to do the mental work of incorporating the behaviors (eating/exercise) that are essential to my efforts to be a proper weight for my bones/muscles.

Challenge: I am struggling with sadness. I believe in the God of the bible who is able to help me experience joy in the midst of challenges. Not easy.

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10/17/17 9:21 P

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Shari it is so good to have you post. I posted around Labor Day. I hope you will be able to do something about your weight gain.

I am still trying to deal with my father's passing. It is very hard. I am lucky that my family has been supporting each other and my friends have helped me keep busy with fun things.

I hope everyone has a nice week

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10/17/17 4:04 P

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Blessing: I have SparkPeople to turn to when I decide to "do something" about my enduring weight gain.

Challenge: Putting into practice the things I know I have to do.

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8/22/17 8:49 P

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Ellen I hope the physical therapy went well.

I got back from Dallas last Thursday after being there a week. It continues to be a challenge with my mom. At this time we are all muddling along trying to adjust with my dad's passing.

I hope everyone is having a nice summer. I can not believe it is almost Labor Day!

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8/19/17 12:47 A

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Challenge is doing physical therapy for leg pain.

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6/9/17 9:56 P

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Shari I hope the software at work is doing okay. and the exercise program will help.

Ellen maintaining that acre of land must be hard. At least you get the exercise.

It has been nice weather the last few days. But a heat wave is coming.


Have a good weekend.




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6/9/17 7:30 A

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My exercise routine is trying to maintain an acre of land with multiple gardens by myself. My DH has sciatic and has lost all interest except for using the riding lawn mower.

Ellen from Kansas
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6/7/17 12:59 P

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Veenas--I hope you got my Sparkmail that I sent back in April So glad you were able to visit w/your Mom. I'm sure you were a great comfort and support to her.

Blessing: I am still trying to deal with the weight-gain creep that has become entrenched. I resumed my moderate home work-out this week. Not easy w/my schedule, but I know it is unwise to not incorporate it in my routine.

Challenge: The software switch is at a stand-still right now and indications are that it will be more challenging than I had hoped. Oh well. C'est la vie.

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6/6/17 6:48 P

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Thank you Ellen. Its been hard. I was in Dallas again around Mother's Day to help my mom out and give my sister a break.

It has been awhile since any posting on this thread. I hope everyone is doing well.

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6/6/17 12:19 P

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Veenas- I am so sorry to hear about your father. emoticon

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4/5/17 5:47 P

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Shari I hope you are feeling better.

It has been a very difficult several weeks for me. My father became ill in February and passed away two weeks ago. I was lucky I went to Dallas and was able to see him. He would have been 90 in August. I worry so much about my mother and the future for her. I am lucky that my sister and brother in law live near her. Also that I had him for as long as I did.

I am trying to cope the best I can.

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3/23/17 2:18 P

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Blessing: My fresh approach to weight management is working. I had to simplify things; basically eat the same foods each day, unless there is an "occasion" to enjoy.

Challenge: I am on an antibiotic for the first time in 10+ years, and I feel it as I never have in the past. Assuming this is part of the glories of aging.

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3/17/17 2:07 P

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Blessing: I've had a lot of occurrences of meeting up with people I haven't seen in years, beginning in February. Truly amazing!

Challenge: Operating in the understanding that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results", I will adjust my efforts to lose these extra pounds. Working on a simplified food intake. Here's hoping.

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3/11/17 7:59 P

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Laurie good to hear from you. So glad you had a nice time on your cruise. I hope things settle down with the new job.

Not looking for snow on Monday night into Tuesday. DC has really been spoiled this winter.

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3/11/17 4:14 P

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Just returned from our cruise on Sunday and jumped right into a full week of work. I'm pretty tired and not sure I'm going to be able to keep up these very early mornings. Though having Friday afternoon off is nice.
Blessing: having a regular job.
Challenge: removing the weight I found on the high seas!

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3/7/17 12:53 P

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Veenas--I love Santa Barbara. We have worked on homes in Montecito (restored the original Waterman home in the mid-90's). What a wonderful place. Very expensive to live there though!

Blessing: I didn't get the flu/cold that has affected so many people around me.

Challenge: I have been tired, so even doing the small amount of exercising that I've scheduled is difficult.

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Shari I am glad your brunch went well. I had a nice weekend attending a reception for the UC Santa Barbara Chancellor who was visiting DC. It really made me miss Santa Barbara when there was a short film about the campus. So beautiful and brought back so many memories.

I too have to work on getting my information together for my taxes. I wish it would not be so complicated.

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3/6/17 8:25 P

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Blessing: I hosted 7 Sisters for brunch to day, in thanksgiving to their prayers on my behalf. I made 3 quiche, 2 salads, an array of bread from the Vietnamese bakery, had fresh berries and cookies. It was a wonderful time together.

Challenge: I have to prepare my year end tax information for the accountant. It's always like a weight on my shoulders.

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3/3/17 2:41 P

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Veenas-Yes, the foliage must be confused. Not having to think about landscaping is a big money saver!! I'm trying to finish things w/long-term upkeep in mind. I put in 2 magnolia trees 3 years ago and one died--the seemingly stronger, heartier one. So a lot of things are out of one's hands.

Blessing: Tonight we are meeting our daughter's family at Descanso Gardens for their Cherry Festival. Afterward we are going back to their home for conviviality--my birthday present from them!

Challenge: Resisting responding to political things on social media. For the few family members I am "Friends" with I choose to keep it social--not political. I do fight irritation at some of what is "shared"!

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3/2/17 4:42 P

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Shari glad you did not get the flu or a cold. With the crazy weather we have had in DC the trees and flowers are blossoming so allergies are problems for me. I hope you get the landscaping you want. Living in a condo that is not something I have to take care of.

Have a good weekend

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3/2/17 11:19 A

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Blessing: I didn't get a cold or flu despite being exposed to it all around me.

Challenge: Making landscape decisions. This is a positive thing, but the pros and cons of each choice make it a little tough.

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3/1/17 11:46 A

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Veenas--Hope you are still enjoying the weather. We have had colder than usual temps, but it is suppose to warm up beginning tomorrow. I haven't minded it because I've been able to wear my beautiful wool coats!

Blessing: It will be a very different Lent for me this year and I am hopeful for a time of deeper growth accordingly.

Challenge: I am slowly but surely working through the clutter that accumulates with a busy life, but it is surprising how much there is to do. (I have no idea when I will finally get to those photos I've been talking about for years now!)

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2/24/17 4:58 P

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Shari I am so glad you had a nice birthday and enjoyed your time with family and friends. I hope you will be able to better monitor your eating now that the celebrations are over.

Here in DC its hard to believe that it is February. Its been springlike with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. I am thankful as I do not like snow!

Have a nice weekend everyone.

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Blessing: Even though it was a workday, I enjoyed my birthday very much. Received many lovely wishes from family, friends and acquaintances.

Challenge: Too many opportunities to eat the foods that sabotage my efforts to lose these extraneous pounds. I will have to be very disciplined.

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2/22/17 12:22 P

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Blessing: Enjoyed a weekend with all of our kids, their spouses and our grandchild. Nothing better.

Challenge: Resisting all the delicious foods that mark these gatherings!

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2/9/17 11:08 A

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Laurie--So happy for you! I hope it is a good fit. I am living proof that you can become a "lark", as that is what I did when I went to work in March 1999! Great that you can start your new job and keep your vacation plans.

Veenas--We've had a lot of rain...reasonable rain and of course, really needed it. Suppose to be 76 today and rain again tomorrow. The trees, shrubs and fields are loving it. In Los Angeles county it is reported that we have lost 4 million trees because of the sustained drought. But believe me, as a tree lover with a few trees on my small property, the reason has more to do with the county and individuals not taking care of them. Living things need proper care, plant & human alike.

Blessing: I am on-track w/the tracking and actually enjoying it.

Challenge: Lots of fun, highly caloric activities coming up. I hope my discipline holds.

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2/9/17 9:30 A

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Laurie so wonderful you got a job offer! And going on a cruise!

DC has avoided the snow. We are just getting a very cold rain, which should be finished in about an hour. Then windy and snow flurries. We have been lucky (or unlucky depending on point of view) of having a mild winter so far. The last two days its been in the 70s! That is my blessing.



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2/8/17 8:52 P

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Shari, good to hear from you again. What a crazy bunch of years you've had!

Veena, are you guys expecting to be hit with the winter storm out east tonight?

Blessing: I got a job offer today! I'll start on Monday (though we leave for the cruise a week from Saturday). What a relief after 4 months of unemployment.

Challenge: adjusting to going in to work at 6:30 a.m.! I'm not an early riser, so it will be a stretch. But the pay off will be only working half days on Fridays.

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2/8/17 10:58 A

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Blessing: I have a lot of resources and support (SparkPeople, among them), to do my best to make the most of each day.

Challenge: There are so many things that I can do with my "spare" time. I still haven't completed that photo project (myriad boxes to go through) that has been on the back burner and which I have tried to take care of here and there, these last 10 years!

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2/7/17 9:16 P

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I'll join you in limiting sugar, Veenas....among other things as well. Discipline will carry the day!

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Shari so good to hear from you. I am glad the weddings went well. You did so much! Good luck with the tracking of foods

We have,so far, had a mild winter and I am thankful for that. My challenge is again limiting sugar.

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Blessing-The 2nd wedding was 3 weeks ago and my (our--DH & I) life has turned a corner. In the last 2-1/2 years I have been to Europe 4 times, Hawaii once, Carmel twice (every trip for family visits), celebrated 4 wedding showers for future daughter-in-laws, threw 2 Rehearsal Dinners (one for 70 people in San Francisco and the other for 40 people in Malibu--for which I made videos--BIG UNDERTAKING), celebrated our son's marriages--all while performing my duties at work that entail weekly/monthly/quarterly and yearly deadlines, (for which I have no assistant.) The blessing is I survived and was able to enjoy life while doing what needed to be done. Thank you God! "Normal" life is here, I hope!!

Challenge: I need to completely adjust my eating and take care of the weight I have gained in the last 3 weeks--Girl Scout cookies and ice cream resulting in weight-gain that threatens my wardrobe. Weighing in tomorrow. Going back to tracking as of today.

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Challenge- going out for Tex-Mex food tonight. I will need to watch the calories.

Blessing- I am going out to celebrate my step-son's birthday. He is visiting from China where he lives now.

Ellen

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1/23/17 7:29 P

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Laurie this constant dreary weather in DC has also gotten me down. Today was absolutely miserable with pouring rain and wind. My umbrella got damaged when I went out. Luckily I have another one.

Linda I hope you will be able to get better results soon.



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Challenge: I was really in a blue funk last week. Good thing I was tracking my eating otherwise I would have really gotten out of control.

Blessing: My sister came for an overnight visit this weekend. That was a good distraction. We didn't do anything special, just hung out.

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My weight was up to 135.8 this morning. I did zero exercise yesterday. I also did not weigh for three days. BIG mistake!!!



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My weight was down this morning, but in the past 5 years I have gained seven pounds. On my small frame it shows.

My blessing is I lived in the golden age and at 71, I can save money, help my college grandchildren and live comfortable in my tiny frame house on a acre of land. I hate shopping though I really need a few new things. I worked 40 years when companies provided health insurance and pensions.



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˝Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
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Laurie why did you not count the Packers winning as your blessing? I am still upset over the game. It should have gone into overtime. I hope you get lucky with the job hunting.

Ellen I am still eating some sweets that I should not. At least I do a lot of walking at stores. Today I had lunch with a friend and we walked around the mall.

Blessing is despite some minor winter weather its been okay. The Inauguration weather is suppose have showers by the afternoon. I do not like crowds and have not attended an inauguration since I have lived in the DC area.

Have a good weekend. Laurie I know what you will be doing this weekend! Watching the Packers!

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Ellen, those pounds can be sneaky. Mom and I have gone back to tracking, and I realize how I've fallen into bad eating habits. Especially since I've been at home looking for a job.

Veena, I'm with you--can't wait for spring! It's cold, gray, and rainy here today. At least I have the cruise next month to look forward to.

Blessing: Getting back into the habit of tracking and seeing some progress on the scale.

Challenge: Still unemployed, grrr.

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I am shocked at how I have gained weight. I have realized I have developed some bad eating habits.

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Ellen I hope you are getting back on track. I am trying.

Laurie I am glad the unemployment insurance situation is straighten out.

We are getting two mini snow events one tonight and one on Saturday. I can not wait for spring.

Have a good weekend

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Blessing: Unemployment Insurance finally paid me! They've held my payments for six weeks while they were figuring out some red tape with my former employer.

Challenge: Still looking for a job. The holidays were dead, hoping things pick up a little so that I can at least apply for jobs that look appropriate. I've decided to look for something local instead of looking for something in my profession. Those professional jobs all require a commute and at this stage of life I'm not interested in wasting 2 hours a day driving to and from work.

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1/1/17 7:55 P

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Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a great holiday.

Yes the weather has been crazy, either very cold or rainy or okay.

I am hoping the winter will not be too bad. That is my challenge, Also to continue to try to exercise regularly and eat better. That means less sugar.

Have a great week.

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12/26/16 10:28 A

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I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday week. I am hoping to get back on track with eating healthy and exercising. Still treats around the house but I made a big pot of vegetable soup so we should eat better.

We had a thunderstorm last night! What strange weather considering a week ago it was in the single digits.



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12/14/16 7:38 P

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Veena, sorry you didn't have warmer weather in Dallas. Hope you had a good visit, though.

Winter has definitely arrived here in Wisconsin. We had 7 inches of snow last weekend and are expecting more this weekend. And frigid weather in between storms. The Packers/Bears game on Sunday is going to be mighty cold. Glad I'll be watching from the warmth of our living room!

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12/14/16 6:12 P

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Laurie I am sorry the job hunting is so hard. I hope something will come up in the new year.

I had hoped for some warmth in Dallas but it was 35 degrees the first three days I was there. Only Monday, the day before I left was it nice. Now I will have to deal with the polar vortex and some nasty weather on Saturday morning here in DC. I am glad I do not have any firm plans for Saturday!

Have a nice weekend everyone.

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Well, it's been a while since I've been on. The job I interviewed for last month was a no-go. I found that out on my birthday and descended to the depths. I've just about given up on a reasonably high-paying, professional job and have started looking for clerical work locally. The more I think about it, the less I'm willing to do the commute into the city. Work/life balance is more important to me at this stage of life than a huge salary. And I feel like I'm pitching my resume into some kind of black hole anyway. So I'm pounding the pavement locally and getting creative by actually talking to people face-to-face. Don't know if that strategy will work, we'll see. No one is hiring during the holidays, so I don't have any false hopes that I'll hear anything over the next couple weeks. That actually makes me feel more at peace.

So, my challenge remains hunting for a job that will pay me enough to meet my needs. My blessing is that I'm feeling more settled and out of the panic/depression cycle.

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12/14/16 9:20 A

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Oh, what a great reply!! I will have to remember that. Thank you.

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˝Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

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Happens to me. Depending on who I'm talking with, I'll tell them they haven't seen me naked!

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Does anyone have the problem of people telling you that you don't need to lose weight when you share your goals?

Ellen from Kansas
˝Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
2010- 135
2011 - 130
2012 - 127
2013 - 128
2014 - 131
2015 - 131.4
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11/30/16 9:24 A

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I lost Zero in November. Resetting my goals for December. The holiday will just be my DH and myself.

Ellen from Kansas
˝Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
2010- 135
2011 - 130
2012 - 127
2013 - 128
2014 - 131
2015 - 131.4
2017- 134.5


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11/21/16 1:34 P

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Laurie enjoy Florida! Bitter wind chills in DC. yesterday and today. I can not wait to get to Dallas and warmer temperatures.

Linda glad your health is improving.





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