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emoticon Let's switch this chat over to the May Chat Corner so our team members with dial up have easier access. emoticon

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5/1/13 12:35 P

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When we took may baskets to our friends next door as a child, we put cookies or candy or something the child wanted - not flowers, but flowers would be good to me.

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We also woke up to a May Day surprise of deep, heavy snow. The flowers will love it (I hope).

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5/1/13 11:48 A

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I thought May Day baskets were full of flowers. they always were at my house.

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Happy May Day - Hope if you get a May Basket it is full of delicious fruits and vegetables and not any of that nasty candy. emoticon

We had a lovely rain last night that turned into snow by morning - Lots of moisture emoticon Instead of working outside in the cold snow I have declared this to be 'Bookwork Day'. Not my favorite activity but it will be nice to have it done.

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Oh, you are right, it is May Day. Isn't that lovely?! I'd better go change all my calendars.

I'll be gone until Monday ... going to help my daughter and see the grandchildren. Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend. See you all Monday.

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Days of steady, solitary walking I have found most favorable to patient meditation. To study Nature profitably, you must be left alone with her, — she does not unveil herself to babbling, shouting crowds.
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Good morning. I got 3 SP chair exercise videos in yesterday and did a 30 min walk after dark. The frogs had a good choir going, the clouds had blocked the sky so no stars or moon. With no street light, it was a nice dark walk, so peaceful.

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We have the most wonderful drizzling rain here in Nebraska. We haven't seen anything quite so wonderful for a couple of years - God Be Praised

It was a good day. We planted the broccoli and Bok Choy today. Now it is being watered emoticon

I have managed to get my exercise done and eat properly today so I guess I have done my health a good dead as well. Everyone have a good evening and great tomorrow.

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Hi All,

Good day. First half cooking for 3 guys. DH had help to load a large trailer with 300+ bales of hay that they are taking to auction tomorrow. So I made chili and a cake. I don't bake as much as I used to. Neither DH or I need it but with the helpers here, I thought I'd better do a little extra. Got my walk in this afternoon so am on track foe another 10,000 step day. I was able to post a 2# loss this morning.(Never mind the 6# gain over Easter.). Hopefully back on track.

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thanks for the quick hello, that’s what I’m doing also.

I am determined to drink my 80oz of water today and I’m more than half way.

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Wow! I've just been looking at the posts and find I haven't posted anything since the 25th emoticon I have been posting wheel points but I guess I have just been forgeting to go back to the chat. I have been reading all of them though.

emoticon CATE! This is a very active team and as Karen says it helps keep us all on track emoticon

Karen, sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you don't have any after effects from it.

I went to the Dr. yesterday for my anual physical. All my tests are great. I haven't lost anymore weight but I haven't gained any either so that is a good thing. emoticon

Snow again? I thought the snow was over! We have 80 temp with a lot of wind today.

I hope everyone is doing well. Have a great day.

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Good afternoon. Haven't done very well so far with eating. But I am beginning again this moment. The weather is fantastic in Wisconsin. First warm day in a long time.
Hope everyone is doing well.

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Good morning all!
It's a beautiful sunny morning here in Colorado. They're talking snow for tomorrow, but hey, that's TOMORROW!
Wishing all of you a great day!

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Faith and persistency are life’s architects, while doubt and despair bury all under the ruins of any endeavor.
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Good morning, Last night was something else. No we didn't have that many customers and none of the customers were nasty. In fact sever were very complementary. Today is inventory and managers were running around do this do that and while you are at it do the other thing. One manager asked if I would mind going for a walk. I told her if it was under 6 miles I would do it for her I spent a good bit if time walking around the store looking at those strips they hang from the shelfs trying to find discontinued products. My manager held it together pretty good considering she got there at 7 in the morning and they told her to leave at 10 that night. I think I would have lost it before then. Last year I was a cashier during inventory and just did what i always do. I'm off today and since I can't use my staff at work and I was walking on concrete, my feet say I'm off them to.

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emoticon Cate. I find this group to be very active and supportive. I joined them a couple months ago because I needed daily feedback to keep me on track. They have certainly kept me on track emoticon Can't even eat a cookie without reporting it emoticon

Today was a better day. Kept on track and lost my pound gained last week plus another one - Down 2 pounds. YEAH

It is late and I need to go to bed - Everyone have a great day tomorrow.

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Hi Cate. and welcome. I have found that this is a supportive and encouraging group. I just came in from 2+ mile on road. Rest of activity came from normal "stuff". Looks like I will make the 10,000 steps again. Even if it isn't peeling off the lbs, the walks do made me feel great. emoticon

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The last of our 5-foot snowdrift melted yesterday afternoon. We were watching it to see if it would completely disappear. It snowed Tuesday; by Sunday it was all gone. emoticon Gotta love spring and the warmer weather!

Hanging laundry out today ... supposed to be in the 70s. The windows are open already and it isn't 60 yet, but I know it is coming. It's so nice! I enjoyed the winter and the slower pace, but I'm loving spring now that it is here. Will be getting out and cleaning out the flower beds and digging some of them up to plant something else instead.

Walked 4 fast miles with Leslie this morning. 52 minutes total with 25 of those being 5 intervals with the boosted walking (jogging). Feels great!

Welcome, Cate! It's always nice to see a new face. Glad you joined us.

Karen, sorry to hear about the accident ... hope all is well with everyone after the accident.

Happy Monday to all!

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It's early but looks like rain, the men home-teachers are stopping in at 10 so mom and I will visit with them.

Soon, I will be giving my material stash for a project (quilts for the local 'safe-house') but DH will need to help get the boxes down and I will need to rewash and rebox. I us to braid rugs and went hog-wild buying material. So that getting cleaned up

Karen so sorry emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Welcome Cate. It nice to see you here.

KARUNK -So sorry to hear about your accident yesterday. Sorry your car is totaled but cars can be replaced, life cannot, so we rejoice that no-one was seriously injured. I'm sure you will discover additional bumps and bruises as the shock of the accident wears off, so pay close attention to your body signals.

Calli, thanks for letting us know that you will be away for a few days so that we don't worry about you. Those 3#s will probably be gone again by next weigh-in and you'll probably be back as next month's biggest loser.

I don't have all the final weigh-in for April yet but HEALTHYONE2008 looks to be in the lead at the moment. I'll try to post final results on Wednesday or Thursday. This is a reminder to those who participated in the monthly weigh-in challenge to post their figures so I can calculate the results. emoticon

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Karen,

SO sorry to hear about your accident. The spring has been unkind to you. Even in the face of these reversals, it is really important to take stock of the blessings you have - health, people who love you and embrace those. In the end that is what matters most.

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Good morning, We are headed for another warm one. I'll walk Mutt early and hope it gets warm early so I can wash Mutt and I work 2-11 today.

Welcome Cate, glab to see you.

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Happy Monday, and spring has finally arrived here in MI. I had a great week fitness-wise, but was not careful with my diet, and gained back the 1/2 pound I had lost. Yesterday was a celebration as both of my daughters' teams won tournament championships, one in volleyball and one in soccer. This week I am planning to keep up the exercise and watch the diet a little closer...

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Good morning! MaryAlice suggested I come over here and join in the chat. I'm looking for some personal connections to help me WANT to log in every day, say hello, remember to monitor my food, etc.
My name is Cate, and I just rejoined this weekend. I used to have SparkPage, but it reminded me of failure, so I'd deleted it. However, this weekend, I was about to plunk down some cash to join one of the "Pay" sites, and thought - let me give this one more try! So, here I am. I'll keep reading through the chats, and checking out pages so I can get to know you.
Happy Monday, and wishing everyone a great day! emoticon
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Good advice JANELLE.....I agree with her KRUNK.

KRUNK.....I am sorry but your accident. These things can really mess up a good day. Blessings to you. .....happy you weren`t hurt.

I am leaving today to go up to our cabin. Will be home on Wed. as we have obligations on Thursday. I`ll be thinking of my SP friends. You can go to my photos...I have a picture of our little cabin . Very compfy...no electricity or running water. ...but all the comforts. I will post a blog when I get back.

I was whining about the scale a few days ago. I said I wouldn`t weigh today but I did. I am happy to report that I am OK with what it says as I know it isn`t ALL a"true gain" but I did gain 3#. I had to be accountable to the team and bite the bullet. I know it should be off by next week or at least most of it .

I have many things to do before we leave but I wanted to stop by and let you know that all is OK with me if you didn`t see me post......just gone for a few days.

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Karen hope you feel better today. It is shocking when these accidents happen.
Last week I had the opportunity to spend 3 days in Las Vegas. It was wonderful. The weather was great. Since it was during the week it wasn't crowded. It was great not being on call and just relaxing. I am so grateful for that time off.

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Karen. Don't sign off on your accident for awhile; even if you think you are fine. My Mom and I were in an accidents similar to what you described and it wasn't 'until a year later that she started having back aches. Her back had been broken in the accident. We were stopped at a green light but turning left -the car behind us stopped but the car behind him didn't so it wasn't even a direct hit. Hopefully your after effects are not as dramatic as ours.. Sorry to hear that your Sunday plans were ruined.

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Well, it has been a rough day = Although the weather has been superb.

We were going to Arbys to meet some friends for lunch after church when a little dog ran into the road ahead of us.............We stopped for the dog but the pickup behind us never even touch his brake. The good news is that no one was seriously hurt, a few cuts and scratches - The bad news is it totaled our vehicle. All will be okay in the end and tomorrow the sun will shine bright but today was somewhat of a downer.

Quix-otic - Congratulations on the weight loss. It feels great when finally your efforts start paying off - Good for you.

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday. Spring is just around the corner emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Another (relatively) warm day. Last Sunday when I walked, I was in winter coat, sweatshirt, undershirt, winter hat,scarf and gloves. Today in short sleeved cotton blouse. Forecast is for cooler weather coming back midweek - 40, 50s so I am enjoying these nice days now. Morning was church and visiting. Not much for activity but I did take a long walk this p.m. Scale was down a little this morning but I am waiting for another day to feel good about it.

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Happy day - finally I am on the losing end of things after not moving the needle for a couple weeks. Down 3. I feel optimistic.

Best to all.

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Yesterday, brunch date was GREAT usually, I just stay home but, we loaded up and enjoyed a HEALTHY lunch and church speakers/skit. What touched my heart was hearing “make a list of all you duties then pray for which one is the most important”. That’s why DH & mom will be getting extra LOVING today.

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Good Morning. last night we had quite a storm. The electric blinked at work a couple of times. Just enough so all the alarms went off and all the managers made sure the rest of us knew how to round up all the customers and get them up front where most of the lights on the generator are. I saw on TV where further north had quite a storm with downed roofs. I know I have some SP friends in the area let us know you are ok.

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What a beautiful day it has been - In the 70's, no wind, sun shining. I love days like this. My DH says any day is a beautiful day in Nebraska as long as the wind is not blowing. That means there are about 7 days a year that are beautiful, I think. No, maybe we have more than that o- I don't want to jinx myself. emoticon

I got the peas planted today - It was a great day outside and I enjoyed it.

Janelle - I agree, I think that we could make a pretty reasonable creamed peas & potatoes recipe so we could enjoy it during its quick season. AND yes you have to get the stuff out of the garden so the sugar is still in the vegetable for optimum results.

Hope everyone enjoys their Sunday. Church, relax a little, maybe visit a neighbor and play some cards.

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Thanks to all for encouragement and advise. Today is a new start.
Karen. New potatoes with creamed potatoes is one of our favorite meals. Maybe because it is so short lived. I never make it with purchased veggies. They have to come out of the garden. My Hubby plants a short row of each as soon as we can get in the soil. Last year it was the end of March. This year the garden is still under snow. - Though melting some today with a glorious 70+ day. I never feel it is "TOO" bad calorie wise because we don't have meat with it. Just the yummy fresh peas and new potatoes. I also make the cream sauce with 2% so I know how many calories are in it.

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remember raw veggies are low calorie and very filling

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It's a lovely Saturday here. I enjoyed a cherry puff pastry for breakfast, actually 2 pieces that equaled 600 calories, plus a fried egg. It was yummy but half my calories for the day! I'm having Fiber One cereal for lunch with 1/4. c milk to help offset it. I should still be good for the day. Drinking water helps to fill me up at a meal.

I decided to do a 5-mile with Leslie this morning. Whew! What a workout but feels wonderful now that I'm done. This one used stretchy bands and included arm and leg exercises with it plus some jogging. It was 88 minutes of exercise.

Have a funeral to go to this afternoon. I will probably only have coffee because I really don't want to eat anything. Save my calories for a light supper.

Karen, we used to hand plant 12 - 50' rows of potatoes. It was half of our garden. Do you have a planter or do you hand plant them?

Callie, isn't that our life?? It can be just plain hard to stay the course perfectly. At least you are willing to get back on track! I think that is the key to success.

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KRUNK...too funny..." pull a Callie" emoticon

I am checking in now but probably won`t get back til the evening. I seem to have a busy day and not really sure what all will take place.

I have over eaten for the past 3 days...pizza was my last indulgence. I was only going to have just a slice...it turned into 2 1/2 . If you have a "Little Ceaser`s" out your way...it was the new deep crust. WOW!!! that is yummy.

So...I start AGAIN today. I don`t even want to weigh on Monday. (actually I will be out of town)I have to be fair to all who have joined the challlenge but I am afraid it will make me depressed. Stupid to focus on what that stupid scale says.Can I weigh on Thursday a/m? Whatever it says...I will add it to my April talley?

We are going out of town on Sunday afternoon and won`t be back til later on Wed.We are blessed to have 2 acres of land up in the pines. We have a small, very rustic cabin and this will be our 1st time up there this year. I`ll post pics when I get back.

Anyway...off to get dressed and start my day.

Hope all have a beautiful Sat.

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I am feeling better about running my new engine; even stopped and ask 2 board members to ride alone. After the ride I ask if they were scared and they said "NO" so that's a GOOD sign.
Also got a request to haul their wife's during 'open house' in September emoticon

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I am late as usual - That is probably the way it will be through the summer. We usually are up and running by 6 in the morning so unless I "pull a Callie" at 2:30 in the morning this is what I have. It was a beautiful day here 70 degrees, no wind, absolutely a gorgeous day!!!

Callie - Yes, I have ridden the Silverton train. It is a narrow gauge train that goes through the mountains. It was a great trip. When I went it was fall and all the aspens were turning color which was really spectacular but I am sure every season has its beauty.

Janelle - Keep on plugging away. We are all here together. I have found that I have to stay on the low end of SP recommended calories if I want to lose. If I stay on the high end I maintain rather than lose. I also find that when I put on a pound rather than lose I am usually nibbling more than I should. What can a handful of nuts on the way through the kitchen hurt- they are good for you emoticon AND then the mad cycle begins.

MaryAlice - I guess the best you can do is make sure Beka knows that she is loved and can talk to you any time. Tough situation.

Today was Potato Planting Day - We planted 10 eighty-foot rows of red potatoes today. That is about 1/3 of what we plant. We will plant another batch of the reds and then we plant a bag of Yukon Golds which are my favorite. We start digging these potatoes very early and sell them as new baby reds at the same time we sell the peas. Nothing is better than creamed peas and potatoes according to our customers. My customers are obviously not as worried about the calories in such a meal as I am. emoticon

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Ah, Jenelle, if only there was a perfect plan! I honestly don't know what to encourage you with except to say go back to the basics and keep a close watch on what goes in the mouth and get in the exercise. Frustrating as all get out, I know. You have my sincere sympathy!! But, don't give up ... keep at it. emoticon We are truly all in the same boat!

Lots of carrots! Good for you, Karen! I will probably be planting like that the end of May if we get some rain. It's lovely to get your hands in the dirt after a long winter, watch it grow through the summer, and then harvest it for the freezer and pantry.

It is so nice here today that I walked 2 miles outside this morning. Lovely!! Most of the snow is gone ... the drift on the north side of my house is really shrinking down. It was close to 5 feet and now is 1 or less. I love snow in the spring - it melts quickly.

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Looks like things are going well for all. I am in conflict. Over Easter week I gained about 4# but because I am not a big candy eater I "blamed" it all salt-water weight. I did not adjust my #'s but thought they would drop off as fast as they appeared but they have not dropped off - if anything another couple of #'s have crept on so today I got honest and added back the weight. I wish I could understand it. I log food faithfully and am at 1200-1500 per day as Sparks recommends. I have not gotten as much exercise as I would like but I should not be gaining on that amount of calories. And I have gotten in 50,000+ steps the last several weeks. (Fitbit). Enough,already. I am still down about 7# from the first of the year so that is the good news.

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Good a/m...all

emoticon Dakota for the compliment on my new profile pic. I like "some" pinks but a light pale pink is not "my color". This color is a great contrast.

MARYALICE....yes..the courts want children to stay with their moms. Some cases should be made an exception. Happy that Becca will have a good weekend.

I will be going to Wal-Mart later and checking into to buying a tent. DH and I are planning a trip to Durango Co., and will camp out to save $. We had a beautiful vacation last year and camped out for 10 days at 4 nat`l parks. It was one of the best vacation I have had.

He mentioned that he wants to take the Durango Silverton train. I am surprised that "coach" is only $85 round trip per person. The tent site is $29 per night. We will have a great trip for not much $. Thinking about taking this trip for our 44th anniverasry coming up in June.

Has anyone ever taken this train?

Well, off to get my day started...have done exercizes but now need to do a little house cleanig. I will be scrapbooking with friends tonite. emoticon

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Good morning, Beka is spending the weekend with my DD. Beka is so excited. I know DD likes to take her boys to the park, movies, and seams to always have parties to go to. I'm glad beka will have a chance to enjoy the weekend and forget everything else.

I can't get custody without going though the courts, Kellie won't sign Beka over to me and the courts are good at wanting a mother keep custody. CPS could help and is the way I go but they would take about 3 years and Beka goes to her father in 6 weeks, so I'm biding my time.

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I am late today but boy did I get a lot done. That is a great feeling. 160 feet of carrots are planted and nourished. My perennial bed is now cleaned out and I gave all my plants a nourishing bath before I came in tonight. ( We use natural ingredients such as fish emulsion and an ingredient called Nutriplant which is a mixture of natural foods for plants to feed our garden once a week.) Now I think I will take a clean bath myself. A little warm water pouring over my shoulders will feel very good.

MaryAlice - Prayers go with you during this very difficult time. Callie is right on when she says that none of us can make it through these hard times without God in our lives - Or at least I don't know how we could do it.

I have been VERY good today with exercise, calories, etc. I would really like to see the weight drop off. emoticon

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Blessings to all today. The sun is shining, the snow is melting, there are some buds peeking out. Life is good.

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Sorry to hear MaryAlice that Kellie is getting out. I pray that the talk Becka has with her mother goes well. Can you get custody of Becka?

Sounds like everyone is having a good day. It is sunny and 66 here today.

Just did 30 Body Sculpting DVD. Water aerobics later and walk the dog.

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Hi all, I walked 4 fast miles with Leslie this morning. I was going to get outside and walk but it is very windy. Maybe this afternoon that wind will go down and I can get outside.

Laundry today and letter writing.

My heart goes out to Bekka and you, Mary Alice. I would echo what Callie said.

Callie, I love your new picture ... pink is YOUR color!! It lights you up!

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Good a/m....a great day, today. Paperwork is almost done and I am feeling great!.

I know you are right MaryAlice. it will be more memorable coming from Becca. She might listen to her but with you she will feel like she is being lectured. Thanks for sharing these tough times.

I am so happy that I have the LORD in my heart. It makes it easier to go through these tough trial ans tribulations that are inevitable to happen. with my DH having Dementia... I don`t know what I would do without GOD`S comforting arms. emoticon HE is my compfort and peace.

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Good morning, Kellie gets out today and everything we planned went to you know where. Her brother says that all she needs is to pull herself together and she will be fine, she doesn't need to go to a home. He is setting her up in her own apt. No body else is happy about it. Beka is scared. I told her she needs to be strong and let her mother know how much she hurt her and she doesn't want to be alone with her. Beka thought I was wimpping out and making her do my dirty work. I told her no, I would talk to her mother but her mother needed to hear it from her and besides I would be at work when she called Beka this evening.

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Yesterday, I did eat a little extra at Olive Garden..tried the new ‘chicken’ Calzone, with salad and 1 bread stick.

Today I will be getting my Yoga done early, then cardio and TNT. Plans for today include calling for a hair-trim, doing paper work, yard work, and making my family happy.

Oh I am over-stocked with fresh fruit so that's in the menu for today 'fruit salad'


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Maryalice. We can all take a lesson from your ideas of balance and realize that sometimes our goals must be modified while we deal with life. I'm glad to share a moment with you.

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We have a lot going on here - emoticon to everyone new. It is good to have friends so you can share your frustrations and celebrations.

It is actually starting to feel like Spring here. YEAH!!! Would love to have some Spring Showers to bring on those May flowers. We have had moisture but wouldn't mind more.

BEBARB149 - So sorry about your friend - That is tough.

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I've been gone for several days helping our son move. But I'm back and checking in. Walked 4 miles with Leslie this morning. Happy day to one and all!

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Sorry for your loss, BEBARB149. Let the majesty of God's creation wash you with peace and ease the pain of your loss. emoticon

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Looks like it's going to be s sunny day here, if not very warm. We got a nice little snow yesterday and the mountains look as if they've been dusted with powdered sugar. I'm going to walk over to the park and get a picture from there. I need the diversion from my gloomy thoughts. I found out yesterday that a another friend of mine has passed away. She was a kind, giving and forgiving woman and will be missed. I can only hope that when my time comes I will be as well thought of as she is. Hope today is filled with good challenges and happy outcomes for everybody.

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Today it's a lunch date with friends at Olive Garden, taking some hand sewing for the drive.
Will get in some setups and cardio before we leave at 11.

My yard is greening up and the neighbors trees, that line my back fence, are in bloom and nature is calling my name
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Good a/m ALL

Sun is out and the birds are singing...what a beautiful day!

I did do the treadmill at my sister`s club house yesterday and then got a little sun. A little sun makes for a small healthy tan. I was a sun worshiper when I was young and other than a few dark spots on my skin from too much sun long ago, that was the only consequences...I feel lucky.

Today I will be doing paper work. UGH!! but it has to be done. Actually it was due the end of last month.

I hope you all have a pleasant day and keep attaining the goals that you have set.

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Spring is so poignant because nothing stays. It must be caught and appreciated on the wing, for soon it will be gone.
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Good morning. I'm off again this today. Took it easy yesterday, Today I'll workout.

Jenalle, When Daddy pasted a year ago last Feb, the Dr. told my I had lost enough weight so my health wasn't in danger. He said I needed to grieve and not to diet for a year. I've tried to watch what I eat and get exercise, but didn't work it. My year was up in Feb, but with everything going on I haven't gone back to really working my diet. I haven't weighed myself, but judging by my cloths I've gain a few pounds but I'm wearing the same size so it can't be too much. I'm going to try using exercise to relieve so stress.

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Cindy,
I would guess it has been about 2 years. I go up. I go down. This time I am holding pretty steady. 12 more to go. It is the hardest thing for me to do. I love to eat! It doesn't help matters much that DH does most of the cooking and most of the time I don't know what exactly he puts in his dishes since he doesn't measure anything. HE IS REALLY THE ONE WHO NEEDS TO LOOSE WEIGHT!. He doesn't do much of anything except being on the computer all the time. Not playing games. Writing music and doing research.

The best thing I have done for myself is going to the gym for water aerobics and yoga besides working out on the machines. I have several DVD's too.

Hang in there. I was on here before and like a dummy I quit and deleted my name. I joined again in 2011. Back to the begining again. Keep posting on the teams. The encouragement you get from others is really a big help.

Good luck on your journey to the new you!

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I see that you have lost about 20 lbs. How long has it taken you to lost this much?

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Not much going on here today so just stopped by to say hi.

Welcome to all newcomers.

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KARUNK, don't worry about the 1 lb. gain last week. Our bodies can fluctuate as much as 5 or 6 lbs. a day. Your 1 lb. gain could be nothing more than a weight fluctuation or a temporary gain from the sodium content of the ham you ate on the weekend. It will probably disappear this week along with 1 or 2 more. emoticon

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Maryalice I just looked at your tracking bar. Even with all the stress in your life, you have lost 55#. emoticon You are an inspiration!

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emoticon stick that baby in a stroller and go for a walk. It will calm her down and kive you exercise. That the children to the park, don't sit in the bench, run with them. My son in law strapped on skates, put skates on his pre teens and took them out.

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Hey everyone, I am a newbie here...love that we are all in this together. I have two daughters ages 11 & 13 and a 15 month old foster baby who has been with us since she was 12 days old, and for the past 3 months a foster daughter who is 11 yrs old. I put all my time into taking care of the baby and got away from taking care of myself but it is time to get healthy for myself and my family. I lost 1/2 pound my first week, slow but steady wins the race, right?! emoticon

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Janelle - Love the saying "We Plan.....God Laughs" It is so appropriate for most things we do.

MaryAlice - Such a responsibility and a privilege you have at this time - I have an employee working for us in the gardens and she has just taken on a 17 year old niece who was abandoned by her family. It sure has toppled her world but she is making such a difference for the girl.

The blizzard (can't see anything) lasted about 3-4 hours. Then it continued to snow through the day. Today is bright and sunshine. It is a beautiful day. My husband headed out to burn some brush piles. Perfect time with all the moisture.

Gained a pound last week emoticon and I am not too happy about it. I am just going forward and resolving to be a little careful. Could be the ham I had over the weekend........or maybe the cookies emoticon . It is a wake up call that I am probably picking up some old habits.

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Good morning. When I got home at midnight, Beka was curled up in a big over size chair sound asleep. I put her to bed. DH was all upset. He said he put her to bed at 9 and didn't hear her get up. I told him she didn't turn the TV or computer on, she just was asleep in the chair. This morning Beka couldn't know anything about getting up and was upset that I had to carry her to bed. I told her she had gotten up and walked to bed and her mind must have just have wanted to wait for me. I have a daybed in the living room and it is just feet from our room. I'll make it up so if she walks into the living room again she will have a bed to crash in.

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Thanks, Ginny on the encouragement. It is such a slow process and I alreay did not exercize yesterday.Kept thinking I would get it in, but time got away. I WILL today, as I am meeting with a friend and my sister and will do the treadmill at their clubhouse. I still have my goal in sight which is to lose the rest of the weight ( 7#) by mid Aug. and it is coming fast

I was up at 1:30 this morning, finally fell back asleep from 3:00 a/m-4:00 a/m. I am up again. It will be a long day . A nap will be in order. I hate these sleepless nights.

Ginny...it was in the 90`s here, yesterday. Summer is right around the corner.

Did alot of yard work yesterday but lawn mower broke on DH so back yard never got done. The rope broke as he was trying to get it started. At least the front yard got done.

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For all of you with the snow yet...it was 77 here today emoticon I do wish that we could have some of that moisture. Fire danger is very high already and it isn't even May!

I didn't join the loose a pound a week. I did weigh today though and lost .25. The tracker doesn't show it though.

Calieann, only 7# to go. Wonderful! I have 12# to go yet and it is just taking forever. I guess that I just like to eat too much emoticon

Mary I'm glad Becka is safe now. How terrible that she has to go through tis with her mother.

Jen, so glad your calves are all ok. It seems like every spring there is more snow to endanger the poor llittle things.

I hope everyone has had a good day.

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Mary My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. We raised a grandson after our son passed away and his mother continued to make bad choices in her life. At least we had the courts on our side as they had placed him with us. He is coming up on his 22nd birthday and will be discharged from 4 years in the navy next month - then on to college. He does see his mother and her family and has a good relationship with them now. I hope that this will work out for you as well. We did have rough times. I often thought about a plaque that a friend had on her refrigerator - "We plan .......God laughs." Sometimes we just have to take it day by day and let His plan come through.

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Karen, We have the snow now. Ir started a couple of hours ago. I don't think that we will get as much as Saturday. I sure hope not. I talked to our townships snowplow driver and he said how difficult it was to plow snow when the roadbed was soft and the snow was so sticky.

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Hi everyone. I've been away for a while. This is a busy time for me. Haven't been tracking as well. Congrats Callie on the 1# loss...guess what? I found it!! emoticon Back on track now, though. Had a little talk with God and realize I cannot do this without Him. We went to the gym for 2 1/2 hrs. today, and we kicked butt! Have a great day, everyone. emoticon

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CICO: SUNDAY: 1231 + 350 - 1500= +81 emoticon

tried my stepper-counter yesterday, seems to help
Sunday 7500 steps
Monday plan 10K with 2 extra laps around Wal-Mart

have been on a spring break from SP BLC 'Biggest LOSER Challenge' (a private challenge group) and have been struggling

Wednesday is weigh-in and hope I haven't gained that LB we are trying to loss emoticon

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Callie - Congrats on the pound lost. Maybe not sleeping is your secret as you sure seem to be up early (I am kidding as I am sure that weakens your stamina and resolve) emoticon

I challenged all of you to lose one pound this week and you have done well - Good job. As for me I think that I probably stayed the same. I didn't weigh this morning because I didn't feel well and was really bloated so will do it tomorrow. I didn't need the scale make me feel worse that I already did.

All the same - Let's lose another one next week emoticon

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I can't believe it - We cannot see across the yard because of the blizzard we are having outside my door. I know that I have been the one praying for moisture in any form but I think that rain would have been a better option at this time. emoticon

Actually it was raining when I went to bed last night. We are still grateful for the moisture

I am going to get the chores done this morning and then head to the office - Seems like a good day to get some paperwork done. My printer died last week and I need to set up the new one I purchased. That might take me a while as I usually have to muddle through the directions as I can never remember how to do it. When I am done I vow to remember as it would be easy if I would

Thought for the day: Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. emoticon

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"It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him."
– John Steinbeck

Good morning, Beka is doing better. Beka says that she thought about turning around, but her mother kept trying to steal cars. Kellie says it isn't stealing if the keys are in the car. I asked Beka why she was barefoot and she said when she complained about her feet hurting, her mother made her take her shoes off and pitched them into a field. Kellie is sick sick sick. The family friend that was trying to care for her says she needs watched 24/7 and he can't do it. Most of Kellie's family loves Beka and would do any thing for her, but have given up on Kellie. I've tried to be there for Kellie, but it looks like I have to move away from her to protect Beka. I have always made it easy for Kellie to see Beka thinking that seeing her daughter would help her stay with it and Beka needed her mother, now I wonder if that is the right choice.

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Happy Monday everyone. Hope it will be a good week for everyone.
Callieann congrats on your pound loss. It's great.
I have been able to get a pound off. Will do it again this week.

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emoticon emoticon I lost my 1# for the week that I committed to. Hope everyone else that also said they could lose 1# will do that as well.

It wasn`t easy and I felt like I would have lost more but I only want to lose 7# more so losing the last few pounds are always the toughest.

I am sure the doc will say about 17# more as I am only 5`2" but I look "horrible" at such a low weight. I have always been heavy and that is unrealistic for me.

I am up wayyyyyyyyyy too early. I couldn`t sleep but I do plan on going back to bed. I got up at 1:30 a/m and it is 2:45 now. emoticon

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emoticon Everyone

I have had a really busy weekend and now I am ready for it to wind down. emoticon

I have kept up with all my personal goals...food range & exercizing. emoticon

MaryAlice...I am sure you were so scared about the vent that happened with your grdaughter. I read through it 2X because I couldn`t believe what I was reading. I do hope that all is well, now.

I do love all the positive remarks on here. We choose each day on how we are going to live each day...happy or depressed. I choose happy and positive..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Nana Book Bob links to Amazon, so if you put the kindle app on on your nexus you can down load to your nexas.

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Mary So glad your situation was resolved. Sounds like you must still have lots or questions. Things are good here. The last calves were born without trouble. We have managed to move the last snow out of the way and are now getting a little rain (maybe turn to snow later but not much.) I did get in a walk in the break in the clouds today. We have rain or snow forecasted foe everyday next week but sporadically so hopefully I will continue to get steps in. I do wish the weight would drop.

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Ginny thanks,
I do have a Kindle, then for my b'day I rec'd a nexus tablet.
Would it work on that also? Not too savvy...thanks for any info..Nan

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Thank you ladies for the information on the Total Body Sculpt DVD. I researched the Spark People Videos and all of the routiens are there with the calories and the min.

For all of you with a Kindle or Nook etc, go to www.bookbub.com It is free to join and there are many free books and some that are very little cost. I have a Kindle so the books are on my Amazon Kindle acount. I got my Kindle for Christmas so I am getting loaded up with books. I haven't gone to the library to figure out how to rent them on the Kindle.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend

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A beautiful Sunday afternoon in my neck of the woods. I plan to go play in the sunshine.

Mary - Sounds like a very scary experience. Hope everything is starting to settle down and return to Normal (whatever that is?)

Karen - Good inspirational words - Thanks

My Thought for the day - "Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it." emoticon

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Lets make today the best first day yet! Lets focus and be determined to achieve at least one goal towards a healthier us!


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"It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly."
– Isaac Asimov

Morning. Yesterday I had a big scare. Kellie's friend called and said that Kellie had taken Beka and gone for a walk. They were gone for awhile and he thought they had gone to the park down the street. When it still seamed like a long tine he tried calling Kellie and discovered she hadn't taken her phone. He went looking for Beka, couldn't find them so called the police. The police said they couldn't do anything yet because she was with her mother and there was no proof Beka was in ant danger.

The friend called everyone he thought might elp look for Beka. He called me, I called my daughter but her phone was dead so called her 15 year old to have him tell his mother. The 15 year old was out with friends, but as I told he, all of a sudden he said Grandma, there they are right there. Beka is wearing blue and they are both bare foot. Since she was about 20 miles from me I called the friend back and asked if he knew anyone in that area. Kellie's brother was down the street at a party. He put Kellie in the hospital, since he was at a children's birthday party and Beka hadn't had any thing to eat or drink all day, he took Beka over there. He said beka downed a bottle of water and a bottle Gatorade, and after awhile calmed down enough to eat a hotdog. Turns out that The brother had moved and now lives 4 miles from me so this morning I'm going to get her.

When they found Beka she was about 15 miles from home, said she had walked a long long way with her mother. Kellie said she was taking Beka to the beach. The problem is that the beach is south and she was walking north. The beach is 30 miles away and she would have had to walk along a 6 lane road to get there.

A child that still has dehydration problems had walked 15 miles with nothing to drink. Who knows what is going on in Beka's head. She was already having problems with everything her mother was going though.


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I wonder how many calories I had in that delicious piece of chocolate birthday cake w/chocolate icing. YUMMY!!! emoticon I allowed for it as instead of having fried chicken w/potao salad....I had baked chicken w/carrot sticks.

At the ladie`s tea....I ate ..maybe 1/2 that was served. So all in all...I did pretty well. I probably maintained for the day. emoticon

I hope you all accomplished the goals that you set for yourselves.

See you tomorrow. It`s getting late..I am going to bed. emoticon

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If you can figure out what kind of work out it primarily is, low-impact aerobic, high-impact aerobic, weights, etc. you can put the time you spend doing it plus your weight into a "calories burned calculator" like:
www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc

There are several that come up when you do a search on Google. You just have to find one you like.

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how many calories would depend on your weight.

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Good morning everyone. I am on the ol pc early today. I don't usually get on here until sometime in the afternoon.

I Just bought Coach Nichole's Total Body Sculpting DVD. The box says it is 69 min. but does anyone know how may calories you burn? I put it in the fitness tracker and it wants you to put in the calories it burns. I am going to try it out later.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Looks like everyone is off an running for a fun filled weekend. Everyone be safe and have fun.

Enjoy this day - It is the only one you can do anything about. Yesterday is gone and Tomorrow isn't here yet.

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MARYALICE411, thanks for the advice about the strength training. I made up the exercise schedule partly because I've been having more aches and pains in my legs than I can deal with and still get on with my life, so I need to be careful to let my muscles recover after working them. I've found a couple of good sites with full body stretches so, if I take the time to do them, that should help.

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