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12/11/17 11:06 A

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cindijan -LOL - that has happened to me so many times

Sue - I am struggling with getting back to where I was. I have regained the 10 pounds I lost. I somehow have to learn how to manage the pain and still live my life. You sound better. As I said if you can send some snow this way. So far I have no fires in my area. There have been a couple of small ones that were quickly put out about 30 miles away. Most of the big ones are over 100 miles away.

I am going with a friend to the doctor's. Usually she is the one taking me today I am taking her.

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Ahhhh just finished writing
an lost it all so well hi to all,will write later.

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Hello all!

Yikes .. where did the weekend go? Hubby and I spent 14hrs doing cookie baking and decorating on Saturday, and then yesterday, I did a birthday cake for my 5yr old (today) g-daughter! We made cookies for her school birthday treat, and then cookies for bake sale at hubby's work, and then some for our Christmas celebrations. That's a lot of cookies! .. I'm glad that is checked off my list.

Still not doing good with the eating .. no time to shop for healthy foods, much less cook any. So much to do, and it seems so little time. I've got to get my family calendar done too .. yikes .. I'm tired just thinking about it all. Then .. it snows, and I have to shovel in between everything else! Good exercise for me tho!

Linda: are you safe from the fires .. praying for CA. I wish I could send the snow from WI.

RhondaJo: you are an inspiration .. keep up the good work! Glad you got to enjoy a bit of snow .. take all you want from WI!

Well .. time to go babysit ... have a great day all!

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12/9/17 12:35 P

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David - send that snow this way. It will help put out the fires.

Sue - so sorry for the people around you. I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that I am the oldest member in my family. I t is so strange. I want ed to tell someone about my son's success at his new job and there was no one to talk to.

Rhondajo- keep up the great work. we need to to help us get back to it.

I am doing a little better. I have 3 appointments this week, primary, PT and acupuncture plus my normal water exercise. I cannot believe that Christmas is just around the corner.

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12/9/17 11:34 A

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Wow....yesterday was interesting. And yes even living one block from the Gulf of Mexico, we got snow. Lasted over night but melted a few hrs after sunrise. It is a record breaker for her in Corpus Christi, Texas. Never in weather history has it snowed her on December 8th.
Its nothing like all of you that live in northern states deal with. But for us wow.
If interested several residents sent pictures to s local news station website. KRIS CHANNEL 6 NEWS. If you would like to see what it looks like around here. I'm going to try to post some I took on my sparkpage.
Hope everyone is doing well this Saturday morning.
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12/8/17 6:36 P

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Hello,

Thank you Linda for the kind words ... I am taking my meds for depression already. There just seems to be so much sadness around me lately ... couple of deaths (not people I know well, but nonetheless, friends and family to friends and family of me). My cousin's husband - age 48 - massive heart attack ... she said to me .. that the "pain in excruciating" ... my heart hurts for her. My daughter's family dealing with alcoholism on the inlaws side .. it's tearing them all up. We all have these high expectations of others and of ourselves, but keep getting let down. I'm still struggling, but I'll be ok ... I'm not giving up.

RhondaJo: yep, I'm trying the distractions ... crocheting is my goto these days ... and you are right about the water ... I seem to be lacking in that lately. I'll give it a better effort. You are doing great ... keep up the attitude!
Sue

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12/6/17 5:36 P

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Still taking it day to day. Some good, some bad. I am struggling with lack of sleep. Lately I have been waking up every hour. Even though I go to bed early I am sometimes just exhausted. We each have our own problems we are dealing with. I must admit that right now my life is revolving around pain management. Eating and exercise are only important as far as they impact my pain patterns. But I do know that coming here and talking helps me with everything.

Rhonda - celebrate your success! congrats on making your goal, on doing your strength training and on doing cardio, remember progress not perfection. You have such a good attitude I know that every day with be an improvement. Hope the new hair cut is beautiful.

David - I am so sorry about your continuing health problems. I would really consider the pacemaker. the surgery is not as invasive as heart surgery and the results are usually excellent. How are your GD and .wife doing?

Sue - it is fall. the days are shorter and there is not as much sunshine. I think you may be having a bout of SAD. See your doctor. You know it will help. Take care of yourself and remember we can only do the best that we can do at the time. Find support here, and at your church. I know you will come out on the other side of this. It does not feel like it right now, but this too will pass. I am here for you my sister that I have never met.

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Dec. 6th... Wed. Lost 1.4lb!! I made my 10# goal for my 8 week challenge in 5 weeks!! YIPPIE!! Doin my happy dance! 3 weeks of the challenge left.. The war is ON! Lets try to lose 3 more pounds!!

Yesterday-- I went way over my calorie allotment yesterday! I hit 3000+ calories. I made chili mac and ate the whole thing!! Yesterday was a bad day. I only did 10 min strength, only 1 of my cardio dance planned, and no walks. My knees got to sore on the 1st cardio dance. I don't think I can do rockin body schedule yet. And I think I will go back to my strength-- it worked mostly the lower back, hip, and core. My knees can handle it better than SP strength. So this week--I modify--- My strength workout plus 10 lunges for the challenge; cardio depending on how my knees feel-- SP over 50 fit cardio or rockin body 1 cardio routine.... AND GET THOSE CALORIES BACK IN TRACK!! This shld work!! And when I get my knees in better shape maybe then go back to old plan. DON'T FORGET TO WALK FOR CHARITY MILES!!!

Week 6 challenge begins.
This week's challenge is going to be a little rough; I don't usually get 8 glasses of water down; I don't like getting up every hour during the night. Plus all day long!! Usually drink 6 or 7. The rest I think I can do. I usually do 10 min a day cardio; usually get in 5 servings of freggies. Now the lunges might give me a problem. My knee doesn't like them. lunges or crunches. Wall pushups I already do. bicep curls no problem. I can do this.

I haven't been walking the past couple of days. Need to bundle up and get out there. At least one mile a day. It's for charity miles!!

I promised myself I would get my hair cut & style when I lost this last 10 lbs. My hair is down to my waist. Want a shoulder length shag cut. But I'm wondering if I should trade my hair cut in for a set of dumbbell's. Next 10 lbs lost I can get the other one.. Let's take a vote;

HAIR CUT (as promised) or dumbbell's


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12/2/17 7:20 P

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Hi everyone.

David I know u need to go to work but how can u if u keep getting sick. Maybe u shld go ahead with one of the surgeries. That way maybe u might get feelin better and be able to work. It's hard when u get between a rock & hard spot. Good Luck.

Sue every time u get the urge to eat -- distract urself by doing something; maybe color, or text someone, call someone.. Just side track ur brain. Chew some gum. Eat celery, cucumbers, drink more water... They say we feel hungry when we are really thirsty. Make sure u r getting the right amount of fat, protein & carbs. Good Luck. U can do it.

SP came out with premium workout routines. The last 2 days I've done one of their strength routines. It's for 20 mins. The squats & lunges in it are making my knees sore. I wish my knees were stronger. Maybe after I lose this 120 lbs my knees will be better!!

Have a great evening!!

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Sorry, have been out with more medical problems. After 6 weeks in hospital had to return for another 2 days. And last week, the ER. All with afib problems. Meds have not been able to regulate my heart. I went to Cardiologist appt yesterday. He said I have 2 choices.
#1, have the damaged areas on my heart cotorized. There is a 50-60% success that would work. #2, to have a pacemaker implanted. I've been out on extended leave from work since this all first started begining in August. My time runs out end of October. I was told I may have to go to social security and file for disability. If I do not work a certain amount of hours per year my insurance and benefits are all dropped at work. My monthly bills are all covered for now but I'll have to go back to work before I can have any further surgery. I'm always tired.

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12/2/17 2:06 P

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hello everyone,

I'm really struggling with the eating ... it makes me sadder and sadder. I fell hungry all the time .. nothing seems to be satisfying me. HELP!

Sue

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12/1/17 11:16 A

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Sue - hope you have more energy today - Wow Christmas is almost here and a new year - I cannot believe it. I am going to be 70 this year

Rhondajo - you are an inspiration - total perseverance to your exercise program. WTG!!!

I am working on getting back t logging everything. When I am focused on pain I do not seem to be able to look at anything else. Today is starting out as a good day.

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Hello everyone .. I'm doing ok today, a bit tired, but better than last nite ... I was beat!

Goal for today is to pass on afternoon snacking.

Sue

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Hi everybody. Hope all is well. Today was my weigh-in day and sadly I gained 0.4 pound. My BMI dropped and my body fat percentage dropped. Maybe that's why I've gained weight since I have less fat and more muscle. I woke up on the sore side so I did my strength exercises but I didn't hold them as long as I normally do in between each rep. I'm trying to take a little bit easy today.

Hope everybody's having a great day! I need to lose 1 pound this week to meet my 10 lb goal mark.

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hello everyone,

I'm back from vacation. It really was a great time, unfortunately, my eating was way off track .. by the time we ate each day, I was too hungry and pretty much lost my control. Even tho I got lots (and lots) of steps in with our tourist time .. I gained.

So .. time to get back on track.

It's gonna be tough this week,cuz I have lots going on this week, but I'm going to remember that I need to take care of me, in order to take care of others..

Hope you are all doing well ... I'll try to catch up on reading posts to see what's happening, but that'll have to fit into the rest of my schedule. (2 cakes to be done this week, a Church even to prepare for, babysitting, taxi service for g-kids, meal preps, grocery shopping .... back to the real world). I miss the sunshine in SC already.

Sue

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11/28/17 10:22 P

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happy Tuesday

Doing better at the moment. Getting better at avoiding pain. Treading water every other day.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Welcome back Carol - So Happy you have found a successful path.

Rhondajo - congrats on the increased exercise

Sue, Debby and David - hope all is well.

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Good Morning!

Carol welcome back. I was gone for about a year but I gained weight -- didn't loose any.
emoticon on the 70lbs u lost!!

Today I revised my strength training routine. Added 5 exercises and added reps to some of the old ones. Used to take me 21 min. Now it takes me 22 min. Must be getting stronger, more flexible, and quicker than when I started. Which was 3 weeks ago.

I hope all is well! I'm doing great!!


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Good Morning!
I'm back after being gone for a couple years.
I'm now working with a Nutritionist /Mental Health Professional that has changed my life. I've lost 73 lbs and need to lose about 70 more. Losing weight to me is really 90% mental and 10% Food. Now I just need to increase my exercise. What is making this all possible is thanks to an infusion I get for the Lupus it is finally in remission after over five years.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone.
Carol

Have A Great Day!
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Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy

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Hi everyone. Sounds like everyone not feeling their best. So Sorry! Hope u get all perky soon.

Today is the beginning of Week 4 Challenge. This one we have to work as a team and it's moving slow.

Week 3 results: Lost 3.8 lbs emoticon

I didn't increase my mileage as planned but did increase my strength. I walked 0.9 miles less this week. But I'll get it up there.

My goal for week four--- Lose 1.5lbs. ; Walk 6 miles; Strength 110 min & cardio 150 min. emoticon

I hope everyone starts feeling better.

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HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!


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I've been sick - not bad a cold, but coughing is misery. So just a quick "hi" today and on my way back to the chair.

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11/21/17 11:10 A

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Good morning everyone! It's Tuesday and all is well!

This week challenge not as good but I'm still hanging in there. My cardio is down and so is my mileage but I think my strength is good. Also I think tomorrow's weigh in will be good. Fingers crossed. I did really good on eating the colors of the rainbow. We had to eat 4 different colors a day in fruits/veggies. Most days I did six. Really simple especially if u make a pot of homemade soup with lots of veggies. And a few fancy salads. Plus some fruit dishes with a dab of whip cream. This was easy for me.

Thanksgiving almost here. Everyone ready for it. I'm staying home by myself. Last week I cooked a turkey breast and have had turkey, stuffing, & gravy here and there. Have a whole bunch of turkey in the freezer divided into single serving portions. Ham too!! My freezer so full- have turkey soup-- beans-- and meats & veggies. fruit too. The last time I went to the store almost couldn't fit the fish in.. But I have everything--- even a few tv dinners.

I WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!! EVEN IF U DON'T HAVE ONE. Not everyone lives in the USA

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Hello everyone

Having a good time so far... Fighting a migraine tho. I need to slow down the eating ... Too much so far.

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I am scheduled for physical therapy and acupuncture. If that doesn't help then a nerve blocker. If that doesn't work then surgery. I am trying to take it one day at a time.

David - take care of yourself.

Sue - have fun and relaxation on your trip

Rhondajo - Wow! your are on the road to success.

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11/17/17 11:37 A

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When it rains it pours. Was feeling better. Took car with s book to go pick up wife from work. Got there early so was reading book. Started feeling uncomfortable, chest pain that wouldn't go away. When wife got to car told her and said you better drive. She took me to ER. I was admitted for 2.5 days. My hp was between 140-160. Was given iv meds and did heart cathader. No blockage found was released and now back home again. At this rate I'll never get back to work. But , I'm still here
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11/17/17 5:15 A

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Good Morning Everyone!

We're packed, and ready to go! WooHoo! Vacation!!! Warm Weather! Sunshine here I come!

God's Health to you all!
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Hello Everyone,

David: so glad to to you are back, and on the mend. Yikes! You do have such a life! We were all worried about you with the hurricane. Please take care of yourself.

Linda: glad your pain is less .. constant pain is horrible ... reminds me of my blessing that my slight problems are not so bad

RhondaJo: Woohoo! You seem to be in a great mindset! Keep up the attitude and you will succeed, and be a healthier you!

Tomorrow (EARLY), we leave for S Carolina. I am so ready for vacation .. but not ready with luggage and packing yet ... a lot to do today!

God's Peace,
Sue

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Weighed in this morning and I had lost 2.4lbs. I'm so happy. Week 2 was a little rough. I ended with my left hip bothering me and tired. But I DID get up and do my strength and went for a walk, today. Also been wanting to eat more today but so far under control. This week's challenge is easy--- 4 colors a day for freggies. I already do that. By lunch time I already had four colors in. This week's challenge might be easy but I am going to try to increase my mileage & strength minutes.

done so far
Week--- Weight -- Dist--- Strh--- cardio
1 ....... 261.4 .... -0- ..... 110 ..... 78
2 ..... 259.0 ..... 5.98 ..... 73 ...... 301

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did they give you a test kit so that you can monitor yourself? If everything looks good then I would still want to do it a couple of times a week just to be sure.
Can you get disability if you have to be off work?
My thoughts are with you. Sometimes it seems as if you didn't have bad luck you would have no luck at all. Life has been rough for you.

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Justme , they gave me insulin injections for a few days but it leveled out and they stopped injections. I'm not currently taking anything for it.
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My pain level is still improved - I am sure it has to do with the weight I lost - I must keep this up or be miserable.

David - I am so glad you came back as soon as you could. that is not the best way to lose weight, but hey, it gives you a better starting place. Take care of yourself, your family needs you and I need your wisdom here. It sounds like you had a horrible time. did they say anything about your blood sugar?

Sue what a fantastic way to motivate yourself. You know exactly what 75 pounds looks like.

Have a great week all.

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11/14/17 10:01 A

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So.... I was gone by spending 6weeks in the Hospital.
We evacuated because of hurricane harvey, going out of corpus Christi and staying with relatives in San Antonio Tx. On the 2nd day there (roughly 20 of us were at cousins house), some of the kids followed by the adults came down with stomach bug. I didn't. We were there few days then returned home. I got hit day after we got back. Went to bed. After 4 days I couldn't move. Wife called 911 and was taken to Hospital. At hospital they determined I contracted a parasite usually found in standing water. They put an ng tube in my nose going to stomach for 2weeks. No food ,water,etc by mouth. Then they were having trouble with my afib. I was shocked twice but didn't correct problem. This was followed by a bacterial infection in my blood, then followed by merca ( I know I spelled that wrong). I lost 70 lbs and for 3 of the 6weeks was given food thru an IV bag.
I've been back home on my 2nd week now and feel much better. I still can't do too much for a long period of time. Washed our clothes at the laundry mat at our apt complex. Wow...I was so wiped out when done. We live upstairs and the up and down just about killed me. We have a portable blood pressure machine my store gave me to monitor my vitals. When I sat down my bp was 190/100 and my pulse was 135. I'm being careful. And not over doing anything. I've got a DR appt on the 16th and cardiologist appt on the 20th. I'll see what they say about going back to work. My wife doesn't want me to but money is money.
Well, going to go jump in shower and go pick up couple of items from the grocery store. I'll check in later today. Hope everyone has an awesome Tuesday.
David

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Good morning All,
I'm hoping I corrected the problems I was having with this site by deleting and reinstalling Google. I couldn't post and half of my icons were missing.

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Hello Everyone!

My plans for today had to be rearranged. I had planned to come to my house w 4yr old to bake a cake for my neice's baby shower this weekend (I can't go, but offered to send a cake), but my brother needs help with my Mom, so I'll bake tonight, and decorate tomorrow morning (hopefully). My brother does nearly all of the driving about with my Mom for doctor appointments, shopping, etc ... I'm glad that he did call me to ask for help .. our family is not good at asking for help. It'll all work out. My DD is going to work from home so she can get 4yr to 4K, I'll go with Mom to Doc and then return to do pickups of end of day schedule. It's a science of calendars with us!

I'm still struggling with the eating in evenings, but still staying focused on doing better each day. I'm looking forward to vacation next week .. hopefully, sleep more, and get some walking in AND soak in some vitamin D from sunshine. WI has been very foggy, cloudy, gloomy lately.

Feeling a bit inspired by the community posts .. I figure I need to lose about 75lbs to get to the goal I want. "What would 75lbs looks like?" I wondered.


This is me .. 77lbs ago. I am about halfway there. I can do this.

Sue

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Happy Monday
I ate way too much today, but that is actually good. it means I could eat without feeling terrible, my pain level was down also. going to water aerobics tomorrow.
Rhondajo- 2 miles is my dream. Congrats to you. Super!! I used to walk 2 miles everyday and felt great. Now I can walk about 200 feet. But at least I can tread water.
Sue- I know how much you enjoy these trips to your son's house - enjoy!
I think I am going to postpone my doctor's appointment. My MRI results are not in yet.

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Sue U go Girl!! U can do it. If u have to munch do celery.

I went grocery shopping yesterday. It takes me almost 2 hours to shop plus I walk 2 miles. I clocked it yesterday. And I am the only one in the house. When I was raising my 3 boys it only took an hour. Have I really gotten that much slower.

Old & slow but doing good. I'm happy with my life. Sometimes too quiet but I like it. Just me and my dogs!! They don't give me problems.

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Yikes! I can't believe it's Monday already. Where did the weekend go?

OK .. now that we got that off our chest .. time to buckle down, and pay attention to what is going into my mouth. Stop the madness! I am not a garbage disposal. I am not going to feel less tired by eating my way thru the day. I AM worth taking care of and loving.

Make it a good day!
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Good Afternoon everyone. Hope ur having a great Sunday.
My Saturday feel apart. Slept most of the day; consumed almost 3000 calories. UCK!!
Today I'm doing much better. And that's all that counts.

HAPPY SUNDAY!!

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hello everyone,

RhondaJo: I know what you mean ... I'm a "tired/eating" person too. I should just go to bed, but sit and nibble my way thru the evenings ... yikes! it is so frustrating! When am I going to get mad enough to get control of it?

I was really bushed after working at the Church Craft Fair yesterday .. all the standing on my feet was very tough ... my legs were exhausted too. We did good at our bake sale .. all my turkey cookies sold. I got drafted into helping in the kitchen too, as they were short of staff. My DD and g-daughters came, and we walked around the fair for a bit .. I saw the cutest aprons, and bought one for the 4yr old ... I was going to get one for myself too, but DD suggested I wait for Christmas as everyone is always looking for ideas for me. A pretty apron would be so fun! Today, I getting laundry done, and getting my brain together to start packing for our S Carolina trip on Friday. We're going to visit oldest son, and spend Thanksgiving week with him - ALL of us! It will be fun to be together again.

Have a great day everyone ... take care of you!
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Boy last night was rough! Went to bed early because I was tired and wanted to raid the frig. So I woke up every couple of hours all night. Every time I got up I could feel how sore my hip and knees were. Plus I had horrible dreams. Boy am I glad the night is over.

This morning I jumped into my spa and it helped relieve the pain! I've done my strength exercises and still feel good. Another great day ahead!! I think it's the 20 min walk that is making me sore. I'll hang in there.

I'm meeting a friend for dinner tonight at a buffet in Laughlin. I hope I have good control!!!
Have a wonderful day.

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hello

Linda: hopefully, nothing serious is found on the MRI, but something can be done to help you with the pain .. I'm praying for you sister.

I'm tired again this morning .. yesterday, I did take a nap for about 40 mins between drop off of 4k and pickup of high schoolers ... that helped make it thru the rest of the day. I might make that a habit in my days. It's gonna be cold, cold today .. I'm so ready to go to S Carolina (5 more days!).

Have a great, healthy day!
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Made it through MRI now have to wait for the results. Today was very long. going to bed late. Have a great weekend all

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Hello Everyone,

thanks RhondaJo56! Good luck on your workout routine. You can do this.

I made it thru my 14 hr work day yesterday ... tired this morning, but feeling determined to keep moving. I'm keeping my heart uplifted, and taking some care of myself.

Peace,
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Sue good luck on ur long day.

Good Morning it's Wed.
Today starts week 2 of my DD team challenge. Thanks to this weeks challenge I actually have figured out a strength training routine for me using the exercises the doctor gave to me for my back and hip. I even wrote it down; so I actually have a schedule to follow. Yea!!

Wishing everyone a great day.

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Good Morning All!

Wednesday! We are half way thru this week already! Time sure is flying by. I have a long babysitting day ahead ... planning to eat small amounts at intervals to help me keep from getting too "tired/hungry."

Have a good day all!
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Good Morning everyone! It's Tuesday the last day of week 1 of my challenge.
I did good. I achieved all of my week's goals plus some! emoticon
I set a goal to lose 10lbs for a 8-week challenge. I lost 3!!! Have 7 more to go and have 7 weeks to do it. I can lose at least a lb a week!!
My goal for this week is 2lbs. I'd like to have a few extra off in case towards the end of the challenge I gain a lb.

I'm excited!! Things are going good. I hope u r having a great day too!!!



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Good evening. Sunday I stayed under my allowed calories but I really struggled with it.
Today so far still on course (but struggling) Did my strength exercises. Really need to get a system going with them. I need to figure out which ones I am going to do on a regular basis and set up the same number of reps. Still trying to get my head around it.

Oh in the process of reading the instructions that my doctor gave to me for the exercises; it suggest to take a warm shower before doing them is ur muscles r cold. So I interrupt it to say go ahead and get in the spa to warm up for exercises!!! Works for me.

I haven't been to the movies lately but Thor sounds like it might be worth seeing.

28 degrees BRRRR! I have the doors open. It's 70 out!!

Food cravings sometimes are caused by not getting the right foods in the right amount. That's were the plate idea helps. That way u get proper carbs, protein, fats. Not enough carbs usually brings on the sweet tooth. (but breads, pasta, rice can satisfy the sweet tooth). Lack of Fats makes butter taste awesome. Half a plate veggies & fruit; quarter protein; other quarter grains. Don't forget the milk cup.

I hope everyone has a great week.

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HI All,
I've been MIA for a while. Drove 5 hours each way for a wedding over the weekend. I'm still stiff from so much sitting around.

Need to regroup & get my head back in the game. When I quit tracking, all hell breaks lose!

So, focus for today is lots of water & track every bite that goes into my mouth.

Only 28 degrees this morning, so thankful for attached garage at home & underground parking here at work!

Hope you all have a great day!

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happy Monday all
It is so nice to see everyone starting the week with a post. Yesterday was pretty good until evening when the pain really started. I wish I knew what caused it so I would stop doing it. But woke up this morning after a good night's sleep (only had to get up and walk 3 times during the night) and slept in until 6:30. Thursday is the next MRI.

Sue - my DD and SIL went and saw Thor yesterday and told me I needy to find a nerdy friend to go and watch it as it was well worth it. I might take my oldest GD. congrats on avoiding the cheese balls. Each success is a step in our journey.

Scrimp - you are such an inspiration- I remember cat saying change the mind and everything else follow - you are an example of that. Have fun with grannie and son.

Rhondajo - Good for you - you keep logging even though you knew you were off course that is a success. Today is a new day and it sounds like you are on your way.



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Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday ... fresh day, a new day for success!

I went with hubby and DS to see the new Thor movie yesterday .. it was really fun! We are Marvel fans. Unfortunately, we went to the Bistro, so I ate not so good choices. But I am proud that after we were home, later in the evening, hubby brought out those dreaded cheese balls! I do NOT have one ... hear that gang? ... not a one! I am very proud of myself for that ... for me, it was the victory of the day! What will my victory be today? Hmmm

Be strong - we are worth it!!!
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Good Morning:
Thankful to be staying on plan. It gets so tempting to stray. I find myself craving odd things. Some healthy some not. I felt a need to have simmered beef kidneys and onions. I haven't had that for years. I bought some kidneys and have been eating small portions twice a week. They are easy to cook without using much oil. 1 tsp of oil is all that I use plus broth.
Also craving anything sweet. That will always be a challenge. I want something like Strawberry Shortcake or English Steamed Sticky Pudding with sauce.
I am down 33 pounds since Sept 12. Somebody noticed yesterday, for the first time. I hadn't seen this person for 4 weeks.
Busy week coming up. Teaching Assistant duties M-TH, and Tutoring T and TH. Plus homework from 3 courses. Friday my son and the baby are coming to visit for the weekend.

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Good Morning. It's Sunday! Today is R&R day. And I given up on trying to make a blog post. Everything I type and try to post keeps coming back no hmtl please. Now I have to find a new place for my journal.
Yesterday started out great! By 10am cardio done, house vacuumed, 6 glasses of water, breakfast, checked in with teams, challenges, & coaches. What a great start!! Then the day went downhill..... I got hungry...... couldn't get in-hungry... by the EOD I consumed 2700 calories! OUCH!!!!! Fist mess up since I came back--- Oct. 22. Been staying under 1500 calorie a day. That seems to be good for me. The site allows me 1540-1980. But 1100-1300 has been good.

Today I weighed in and lost 3lbs but by Tues Saturday's calories will have caught up with me. Bummer that's when I weigh in on one of my challenges. :-(

Have a great day!


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Hello Everyone!

Happy Saturday! I was busy baking cookies for a Craft Fair/Bake Sale at Church next weekend. I'm trying to get them done this weekend, so I don't have to rush getting them done in between dropping off/picking up kids during the week. I did good NOT snacking while I baked. Then went to Mass. Hubby and DS cooked dinner (with veggies!!!) Now to sit down and relax for the rest of the evening (it's 7pm now), I like when I can check things off my list.

Linda: I don't know how you can handle being in pain all the time ... Yikes! Praying for you daily.

Connie: welcome, I think you'll find our group helpful and supportive

Rhondajo: great graphic! thanks

Debbie, Marlene, David: how is is going? hope to hear from you soon

Sue

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successes for today - made it back to the pool for some exercise. Son is coming tomorrow. Hopefully solar will soon be done. Pain is manageable today. Had to get up at 4 AM because of the pain, but then it subsided with some pills and some movement.

Connie - nothing to apologize for - so glad you found us. We are all here to help and support each other. Hope you day is a good one. Share ideas you get from your anti- inflammatory book

Rhondajo- I make what I call cheater verde - pork or chicken slow cooked with green salsa that has tomatillos as the first ingredient. It is so easy. I know what you mean about the timing of your meals. Sometimes I have to get out of bed so early that it makes the entire day out of sync. I love you graphics - so cheerful.

Debbie and Sue hope all is well - have a great weekend.

David - if you are around - missing you



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Please forgive me.....
I thought I rejoined my team that I had started.. 150+To Lose
and joined yours instead. God led me to your group and here
I will stay. So forgive me my error.


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Connie did u click on My weight under the trackers tab? After u put in ur weight u have to go to the bottom of the page and click on save measurements. Hang in there!

Linda the chili verde sounds so good. I've been staying out of the candy too!

I've been doing good!! Staying on track. Am starting to find myself staring into the frig. Caught myself there several times last night. I did ok. I finally allowed myself to have a protein shake. And hard boiled egg white. Then I settled down. I think I ate dinner way too early last night.



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I have been trying to add my new weight and the site wont let me.
Another day of no cheating. Bad night for sleeping last night.
I was up more than down. Pain. Where has the sun gone.
It hasn't been out for days here. All gloomy.
My book Anti-inflammatory Diet for Dummies came.
I'm reading it. Looks like a good basic book for me.
Hope everyone is having a good sunshine filled day.
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Happy Friday, happy weekend

Successes yesterday - no candy, and went to pool. Achy today- hoping son comes tomorrow and finishes solar.

Rhondajo- I am such a couch potato right now, I hate it. I am trying to get up and walk for just a couple of minutes every 15-30 minutes. Everything needs work. I do not know what the doctor is going to tell me, but if there is nothing they can do to fix me, then I think I need to go to pain management.
I love using both my crock pot and the oven, two stress free easy cooking styles. Last night I made chili verde in the crock pot. Tonight is to tempt my SIL to eat , brats and kraut I will have shrimp cocktail

Debbie - you are so right that the grannies need to help with chores, I was a total princess and had to learn how to do everything after I left home. It is very hard to learn how to organize a house, work and have a relationship when you do not know how to do anything. When I look back at where I started and how I do things now, if I had had just a little bit of experience it would have made all the difference. It didn't help that I married the housekeepers's son. I actually kind of hated my family's life style of everything for the business and people come second. But while my family did not disown me they did not support me either. My twenties were a very rough time.
My big go to is vegetable soup. I try to always make a huge batch and freeze part of it.

Have a great weekend.




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I did good yesterday and so far today I'm right on schedule. Done my strength exercises.

Linda: Yes. the dr. checked my electrolytes. They were good. That's why the only reason I can find for having them (per net) is age and lack of use. I believe lack of use because I am a couch potato. Which I am trying to improve.

Sue: How old are ur daughter's kids? And ur right they can help with chores. There is no reason they can't do laundry, clean the house, and yard.
I love using my crock pot. It's good for veggies too!

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Hello Everyone!

Happy Friday! I passed up the Halloween candy yesterday! Yay me! My dinner (preset to be ready when I came home), was a great success (baked chicken and baked sweet potatoes). Now I need to figure out a way to preset veggies to be ready when I get home ... I'm thinking roasted fall veggies.

What success did you have? Let's cheer each other on!
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hello Everyone!

I've done better yesterday and today against the Halloween candy. I've made sure to have a heavier lunch so I'm not so hungry in the afternoon.

Linda: yes, I'm babysitting nearly every day (M-F), and occasionally on a weekend, but not very often. I know my daughter worries that I'm too worn out, and I have cut back on the laundry I do at their house ... more for the fact that I think the kids should have some responsibilities. They seem to feel that we "have" to do this stuff for them .. and I worry about that attitude. I'm really trying to help my daughter out, but I can't do it all for everyone. Between all the soccer stuff, and dance stuff they have, there's really not much time for housework, but I think it's important that they do some.

We came to my house this morning (before 4k time), and I have dinner in the oven prepared to cook for us this evening. We've eaten chili that last couple days .. trying very hard to avoid stopping for fast food when I'm too tired to cook.

All in all, I'm doing ok ... maintaining ... really am working toward losing again.

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Happy Thursday,

Hope all are well, heading the the pool soon. Yesterday was pretty good. Would be nice to have a"normal day" where I did not have even little reminders of the possibility of intense pain. I know I should be grateful for the reduction, but I would love to be able to sleep on my side or turn over in bed, or even get into bed without it taking 10 minutes. I am greedy for health.

Rhondjo - sounds like you are doing exactly what you should be doing. Keep up the good work. Have you had your electrolytes checked? Low potassium can cause cramping.

Connie - welcome back - how exciting to have the founder here. this has been such a strong site.

Debbie I need a grannie fix. More pics please.

Sue - have a great day. Are you back to watching the little one?


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Good morning! The reason I thought the spa idea might loosen up the muscles is when I was going to the gym to silver sneakers after class I would go into the spa as a reward for going to class. My doctor told me not to do that. He said going into the spa after a workout heats up the body more and the body thinks it is overheating and the metabolism shuts down. Plus the spa great on my sore muscles. Maybe a few stretches are best. I'm in baby strength training. No weights involved. Trying to get normal muscle use to quit cramping up. (from lack of use to begin with)

Connie- emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon Linda

Sue- Hope ur staying out of the candy. I am. But I cheated. I didn't buy any. Kids don't seem to trick or treat here. But I had a couple of MP3 players and toy Harley's in case someone did show up.

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emoticon I made it thru yesterday without cheating. YEA!!!
Had to say that first. Morning Everyone. emoticon
I miss the sunshine in the morning...sunrise is 7:30
I'm not new to this team...I actually started it .
But I am new to all of you...so Hello!
I lost 6 pounds of water weight since yesterday.
Felt like a sausage yesterday with all the swelling.
Have a great day everyone!



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Happy Monday all
Had a good night last night and seem to be having a good day today. Went to the pool yesterday and will go again tomorrow. Doctor's appointments and MRI are all scheduled.

Rhondajo - I think if you start your strength exercises slow and controlled with lighter weighs for a few minutes that will warm up your muscles. Debbie is our fitness expert so maybe she has a better answer. I do not know if the warming from the spa answers the need. Congrats on a great start to a new week

Scrimp- I had to buy some candy in case we had trick or treaters, so I got something I hate. that works for me. Didn't have any so we have some Mike and Ike's around here someplace.

Sue - you are worth it. Invest in yourself. We will do this together. We are important to our families. We ARE important.

Debbie - how is it all going with the little ones? Do you get to spend some quality time with their parents also?

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Good Morning!
Happy NOv. 1st
It is a beautiful day out. Will get up to mid 70's today.
Today is the first day of my 8 week challenge. I've done my strength training for today. Might add more later today.

I read somewhere that ur muscle get better workout when they are warmed up. I'm not big on warm up exercise. I usually don't do them unless it cardio. Do u think if I got in my 101 degree spa in the morning b4 strength training that would warm up my muscles? I know yesterday I was feeling a little chilly and I climb in and then I was really warm watching tv last night. I had to turn the fan on. What do u think?

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Good Morning.
No candy yesterday.
I did my strength exercises yesterday.
Today was cardio day; done!!
I will be doing these opposite every other day (total 3x a week for each)
I recorded my weight, measurements, body fat %, body water %, and bmi.
Tomorrow begins an 8 week challenge I joined.
I'm excited and looking forwarded to seeing the end results. emoticon

Sue no candy. emoticon

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!!!

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10/31/17 10:24 A

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Just don't buy candy and it can't tempt you! Little candies are like an addictive drug, you can't stop once started.

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10/31/17 7:08 A

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Hello Everyone!

I'm in! NO MORE HALLOWEEN CANDY! I don't even like candy really .. it is ridiculous that I even eat it. Do I want this or not? I need to make up my mind ... and right now I'm making a choice to treat myself better, and that means taking care of myself!

Love you all!
Sue

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Hello everybody!
Since it's Halloween and lots of us have trick or treat candy around the house. This week I challenge all of u not to eat any candy. emoticon

Today is going good. Took dogs to the shot clinic. I made my goals for the week. I found strength exercises to do. Done today and will do every other day. And cardio on the other days.

I CAN DO THIS!!

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10/30/17 1:55 P

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Hello:
I have lost 30 pounds since Sept 12. To the Dr. today to investigate some left chest wall pain. He thinks its from the boxing arm moves I do while walking. I had an EKG done and it was OK.

Preparing for my Tutoring student tomorrow.
Ronda--11 pounds---Woo Hoo!
Sue--No more candy lets see you post a loss soon!
Justme--Glad you are getting your pain issues evaluated and you are more active..
Debbie-I've been summoned for babysitting duty the last weekend of Nov. They are sending me an airline ticket. Daughter-in-law gets free tickets through her job.

I'll be in Europe Dec 20-Jan 5 visiting several countries on an escorted tour. I am opting out of Christmas this year.
I'm going to India and Dubai for 3 weeks in March.
Splurging for Business Class Flights on both trips. Doubles the cost.

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Happy Monday
I am doing pretty well. Went to water aerobics on Sat and Sun. Today is my day of rest. Pain level is low right now. I am planning the week's menus and trying to get a handle on my life. I need to rearrange my doctor's appointments so that the MRI comes before everything else. No sense in talking to them if we do not know what we are talking about. I am having to be careful with medication. I am so sick of the pain that I want to take meds even when it is manageable, not good. I am aware and am paying more attention to what I am doing.

Sue - you are a winner because you are never going to give up.

Rhondajo - sounds like a great plan on your exercise. I need to get back to tracking everything to keep myself honest.

Debbie - how old ae the twins now? I have the feeling they will be moving about now which will create a whole new level of activity for you.

David - miss you - hope al is well

goal is to be able to walk again
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10/30/17 7:44 A

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Hello Everyone,

Hope you had a good weekend. I struggled with the Halloween candy yesterday ... bought too many treats, and not enough kids came to collect them. Oh well .. It's Monday, and time for a fresh start again. I'm not giving up .. every time I fall off the horse, I'm getting back on! I am not a quitter!

Sue

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Good morning! It's Sunday. My relaxation day. last week went quite well. Lost 11 pounds and stuck to my calorie goals. Exercise is a bit of a problem. Been doing at least 10 min a day but haven't found my groove yet.
Next week goals... keep food on track..
Change up exercise plan... to every other day strength and the other days cardio. At least 10 min per day. And find my groove thing.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

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Just got back from the doc's. Scheduled for another MRI and physical therapy. tired out and sore. Hope everyone is having a good day.

goal is to be able to walk again
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Hello Everyone!

Wow! I slept nearly 9 hrs last nite ... I feel so much more alive today! I guess I need to get to bed earlier than I have been if I'm to keep up this lifestyle. I'm going to go for a walk today!

Have a great day everyone!
Sue

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Good morning

Edited by: SCRIMP1 at: 10/26/2017 (10:46)
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hello everyone,

Just got home... g-daughters had open house at their dance classes tonight, so hubby and I met there to watch them. Fun to watch, but I'm glad to be home ... tired. I have the day off tomorrow (most of the day anyway).. DD is going with 4yr old for school field trip, so she'll get 3 kids off to school before she goes on the bus. I do have to pick up the 2 older kids at the end of day, then come back home ... so that's good ... I can sleep in a bit ... which will be really nice.

I'm trying to pass on any dinner now .. it's really too late, and I know I don't sleep well if I eat right before bed .. so I'm not. I know we shouldn't skip meals, and I made sure I had a late snack today, so I think I'll be ok. I really don't feel hungry .. just tired.

Glad to see folks checking in more ... we can help each other!

Sue

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Another day done with the kids. I'm loving having my own place. The quiet time after a day with the boys has been nice. I've been able to stay on track for the past couple of days by planning carefully. I take my lunch and snacks with me and cook my own dinner at home. I'm also trying to get a good walk in in the late afternoon most days. My apartment complex has a small, well equipped gym that I will also start using soon. I need to finish organizing my apartment first, though, or it will drive me crazy. I also bought a scale to help measure my success.

Linda - I hope your pain stays away and that you'll find permanent relief soon.

Marlene - you're amazing. I should be able to give you a call soon. I'm almost settled. I suspect you're not too far from me.

Sue - keep up the good attitude

I'm still getting to know the rest of you, but I am inspired by all the great efforts. One day at a time. We can do this!!

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10/25/17 2:07 P

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Good afternoon all:
I've done my homework for the day
I'm just about to go out for my walking exercise. I wear light hand weights and do arm exercises all along the route. My upper body is feeling limber as a result.
Sticking to my plan and losing very slowly this time around. I'm OK as long as I am not gaining. It is pretty clear my metabolism has changed to be much slower; plus I am not as active as when I went to work everyday. But my brain is in overdrive. I have 1 online and 1 in person courses to do homework for all week; 2 evening teaching assistant sessions of 2 1/2 hours each; teaching myself French online and through books; also brushing up on English grammar daily. Now I have an Arabic female student to tutor English and we start next week. This means I will have to prepare for lessons with her. She speaks very little English. I downloaded an Arabic to English translator app; I think I may need it. Good to keep busy!
Justme--glad to hear you are feeling better.



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Good morning everyone! It's a beautiful day out. My dogs r sleeping quietly, doors are open (weather perfect), an occasional ding from wind chimes.
Todays goal are: 10-min exercise done; breakfast done, write in journal done. emoticon And there is my pat on the back!!

I hope everyone is having a great morning and hope a great day follows!

I feel relax and calm this morning.

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I feel like a human being today. First time I have felt like myself in a long time. the weather here is beautiful. I would like to see a good rain soon to help prevent fires. I feel like I can do this. I actually feel like I might live through it.
Sue - have a healthy day. Enjoy life.
Debbie - OMG - you brought back memories of my daughter getting ready to take her children out when they were babies. They are a year apart, so I can imagine twins. You will have total control over your apartment so you can make it into a daycare center and not have to lug quite so much. those two are going to keep you on your toes.
Rhondajo- you are so right baby steps that build success. We can all learn from your example
Cindyjan - please share what you learn. I am hunting for some easy solutions to fixing dinners that solve multiple problems- my daughter and I need to reduce, my SIL need to gain, my GD is just right and my GS need to gain. I fix dinner for everyone and am finding it a daunting task with so many different needs.
Scrimp - it is so nice to have you back. It sounds like you are enjoying your new profession. I considered doing some on line teaching, but retirement has made me lazy. I really respect you for diving in and starting a new career.
Have a great day all.

Edited by: JUSTME9898 at: 10/25/2017 (19:41)
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Good Morning All!

Let's make this a healthy day ... eat well, move the body, feed the soul.

Sue

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