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ugh...more snow for the next 3 days. hubby is canceling out his patients for tomorrow and tuesday he's already off, so at least i'll get to spend some time with him. usually we only get to spend sundays together.

ethan is cooking for the game tonight; mozzarella sticks, boneless wings and a bloomin' onion! (can we all say deep fryer?) he's getting the leftovers because i don't even want them in the house.

erika, so sorry to hear that bella is sick. emoticon please tell her that i'm sending get well vibes her way.

emme, congratulations on your perfect week and weight loss.

becky, the picture of Charlie and your student is so adorable.

judy, get yourself away from those raisins and back on the wagon!

kelly, where are you?

-ryan

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2/7/16 3:51 P

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I started eating raisins which I usually don't keep in my house, then a jelly sandwich and last night several cookies so the sugar is trying to grab me. Erika the placebo research shows that it often works as good as the real thing. I hope the reverse is not true. Hope Bella can knock this thing. Becky don't give up. I have tried that and it is even worse than going off the wagon for a while.

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Emme, I am so glad you are doing so well! By the time we meet at the spa in April, you will already be fit!! emoticon

Becky, your picture was so cute, thank you for sharing! I am worried about you, I wonder if your stress level is too high with the start of school and maybe that is why you are having trouble getting focused on the food? I know that if my stress level is high, I have real trouble doing well with food, it is just one more stress that I can't deal with.

My poor DD is very sick. She got a flu shot, but it seems she has come down with the flu anyway and has been flat on her back for two days. The fever is just unrelenting. Poor thing emoticon

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2/7/16 1:28 P

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What a cute picture, Becky. Charlie looks like a happy greeter.

Erika, congrats on being in the study. I hope it's really enlightening. Do share anything you learn.

I hit 155 today -- 3 pounds this week, 5 pounds since the beginning of the year, yippee! This is the best I've done for so long, I really need to hold onto this feeling. It's not rocket science--if I do it, it works. The 140s are seeming possible!

I hope everyone has a great Sunday and new week on tap.



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Erika, what a wonderful opportunity for you and Bella!!!

Emme, I didn't realize that the super bowl was in SF....but I don't follow football and I quit watching the news. I did know that this is super bowl Sunday. emoticon Congratulations on getting back on board and having all those perfect days!!

Ryan, I'm so sorry you got more snow. I hope this is a short winter for you guys.

And Kelly, I hope you're having a ton of snow!!!!!!

Judy, congratulations to you, too, for your healthy eating!!

I really need to get a grip. emoticon

One of the mother's in my school sent me this photo of Charlie "greeting" her daughter as she came in on her first day of school. He adores "his" kids.


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2/6/16 11:52 P

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I started the research study with DD--12 weeks of tracking. I have a feeling we are on the placebo but of course we have to take them anyway (if not a placebo, it would be a probiotic). But just committing to 5 fruits/veggies per day, tracking every day, and meeting with a counselor once a week to weigh in and chat, will be very motivational I think for both of us.

Ryan, enjoy your snow! Emme, enjoy the Superbowl emoticon

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2/6/16 1:55 P

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A lovely super bowl weekend--I'm not going anywhere. Traffic here is awful (the game is here, for those that don't know). But, it will be a beautiful weekend for the game. Predicted to be around 70 degrees. Spring has sprung! People were out gardening yesterday all over the neighborhood (sorry, Ryan!)

I agree that there are a lot of better sites for technology, but this is still the best for community. I'm really liking the new WW site and its tools, too, but haven't bothered to look into the communities much.

Had my 5th perfect day! Yowza. This is really weird for me. Today will be a challenge, as I need to get exercise, which is harder (but not impossible) when I stay home.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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2/6/16 1:21 P

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i agree with becky, erika. you can't leave us!

it would be easier for me if you let me know about the daily challenges on your challenge page. that way everything is together.

we got dumped on yesterday... 8-10 inches. but it's warm and sunny today so it should melt a fair amount.

-ryan

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2/6/16 8:42 A

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Ryan, I haven't been getting the notices for years and I do have the little box checked for getting them. Do you want us to tell you here on chit chat that we have done the daily challenge or is it okay how I'm doing it on the challenge page? Let me know....I'll update wherever it's easier for you.

Don't you dare abandon us, Erika!!!!!

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2/5/16 9:48 P

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Ryan, I like your new SP pic! Maybe your spam filter is blocking the SP emails, I am still getting them.

In general, it seems like SP just isn't spending much $ on development any more. MyFitnessPal is so much easier to use. Probably because MFP is now the top food-tracking app, they are getting a whole lot more advertising $ than SP is. But of course you ladies are here so I am staying here emoticon

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2/5/16 4:38 P

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becky, i love it!

i haven't been getting my emails telling me about new posts. i checked the box, but they don't come.

i have a special favor to ask. when you log your points, could you please let me know if you did the daily challenge. there will be a prize for that. emoticon

-ryan

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
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2/5/16 1:46 P

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emoticon and emoticon Becky!

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For our daily challenge of being proud: I'm proud I did NOT throttle the lady in the Colypro office!!!!!!!

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Judy, I don't tend towards headaches, either, but sometimes the weather really plays with my head, literally. Too dry and cold, and brilliantly sunny--that combination sometimes does it. I'm sensitive to glare.

Erika, I am bummed I missed yoga--I'm jealous you had a good class. I guess this is a good sign--I missed being in class already. I've got 5.5 pounds to go before I'm back in the 140s. It really isn't much.

Kelly, I stopped sugar years ago (though I have an occasional treat... er cheat). The only way I could do it is to stop eating all forms of sweet for a while--that included fake sweetener, syrup, honey, or very sweet fruit. I found when I ate other sweet things that the taste for sugar remained.

Okay, I'm late for work. Ha. I love being the boss. Who's going to complain?


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Kelly, you will recover from the vacation slip. It's good to know that you are human like the rest of us!

Emme, I agree that yoga with a headache or a very stuffed-up nose is not fun.

Ryan and Judy and Becky, emoticon

I continue to slowly lose...it is just amazing how fast it is to put on, and slow it is to come off. I am really looking forward to the 140s, only 2 more pounds emoticon

Now I am fully back to my exercise routine. Had the killer yoga class yesterday, spin this morning. It feels good.

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2/5/16 10:49 A

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Kelly, my DD says it takes 3 days with no sugar before the craving goes away. Emme sorry about the headache. I never have headaches but have been having a few twinges lately. Becky we can always rant to our SP buddies (especially when it is justified!) Erika and I are trading shoes so I mailed hers today and hope they fit. Ryan I am very interested that your daily mantra seems to be working. I have definitely entered a new level of not eating bad food Now if I can just eat less.

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2/5/16 7:18 A

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I got my monthly visitor last night and I have to say I highly hope that most of the five pounds I'm up is due to that.


~Kelly~

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"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."

Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.

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I should have bought two and bought one for myself.

I realize looking at the list of power foods for today that I eat a lot of that stuff all the time. Today:
Crimini mushrooms
Turkey, skinless
Oranges
Romaine lettuce
Almond milk
Oats
Pinto beans

It's music night, and I have enough points left to have a drink with the gang, yay! Although I'm not sure I want to, as I've been battling a migraine all day. Skipped yoga, since the thought of doing the downward dog gave me nightmares of my head exploding on my mat. Next week. Feeling a bit better.

Have a great evening.

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nice. i love mine. i have 2 so that i always have a cold bottle of infused water in the fridge.

-ryan

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Ryan, I got an infuser bottle.


~Kelly~

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"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."

Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.

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good for you, becky. i've eaten 5 foods, but i still need 3 categories. i'm planning my dinner around those foods.

kelly, what was your prize?

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-ryan

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
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I hope so Becky!

And thank you Emme. I got my prize today.


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Sorry about the ranting. I hate to say it, but it actually made me feel better to hear that Norm had some of the same problems in his private practice and that your university is as bureaucratic as the agencies here, Emme. They should be ashamed of themselves!!!! I think the bureaucrats and politicians should all be sent off to exile somewhere. emoticon

And I'm going to delete my rant....because now that I'm over it (until they do force me to go to Alajuela) I'm a little embarrassed by it.

Ryan, congratulations on the four perfect days. And you, Emme, on the continuing weight loss. You are both going to give Erika a run for her money (and the prize) in this month's challenge.

Ryan, I've already eaten one food from each category today because I really need those extra points. emoticon

Kelly, we don't worry about you because you have it down!!!!!

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Erika, it's been hard. I ate way too much and way too much sugar down there...it's hard to readjust to my normal diet. I'm going to have to be more careful next time I travel. down to 133 but I think I did really gain weight down there.


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Becky, what a nightmare. I think many bureaucracies just find ways to justify their own existences, so they come up with new ideas and rules that they then have to enforce, and the beat goes on. We're dealing with similar issues here at the university: the number of high-level administrators on campus has grown something like 400%, while numbers of faculty and students have grown less than 10%. What do we need all these new "assistant deans to the vice provost for assisting the presidents" for? Apparently for big salaries and to come up with new ways to cut the budgets of everyone else so they can pay themselves.

I was supposed to be going in for an early meeting, but just got an email that it's been canceled. Yay. I have such a headache--I'm drinking coffee and waiting for it to go away before I get in the car.

Ryan, emoticon

Judy, emoticon

I'm still sticking with Weight Watchers. Down another .5 pound. I don't normally take the fractions, but it was so close to the next pound that it felt like a victory, especially since yesterday was kind of random.


emoticon Erika and Kelly.

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Becky, I am so sorry to hear about the continuing struggles with the Costa Rican bureaucracy. That must be so frustrating. I don't know how you have dealt with it for so long. I guess it's because you love teaching those kids so much!

Ryan, I love to hear that you are doing so well with your daily "mantra". It's amazing how impactful self-talk can be.

Kelly, how is the re-entry into the post-vacation world going?

Edited by: SDERIKA at: 2/4/2016 (09:48)
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oh, becky, what an ordeal! i don't think i realized that your school is actually YOUR school. i thought you just ran it. all the hassles of owning your own business is one of the reasons norm was so happy to give up private practice.

i'm very proud of myself this week. so far i've had 4 perfect days and my morning mantra is working. i've been in such a good mood all week. it's a strange feeling for me to feel so happy...i like it!

-ryan

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"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

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What a great idea for the prize, Ryan!!! emoticon

Erika, I thought I was going to be down at least 10 pounds after my colonoscopy....and of course that didn't happen. emoticon

Emme, at your next music camp you'll have to convince them to do a midnight yoga under the stars class!! emoticon

Kelly and Judy emoticon

When I entered all my food in yesterday I was a little over, but nothing drastic.









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erika, i hope you enjoy it. i got one for christmas and it really is relaxing.

-ryan

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"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

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Ryan, I got the cute prize for January. (It's an adult coloring book set!) emoticon

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Oh Ryan, I would love to hit the 160s.
Erika I never lose either! I wonder where you got that ability to not lose weight?????
Kelly, my DH and I drove for a month last summer and I was glad to get home.
Becky I love your school and Charlie.
Emme you are doing great.

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i lost a couple pounds from the prep, but it didn't stick. as soon as i ate again, it came back.

according to this mornings weight, i might hit the 160's next week! yay. i'd love to see 165 by the end of the month.

-ryan

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

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Erika, ugh, I need to schedule mine. I always figured weight loss would be a benefit. Darn!

Down another pound this a.m. Yay. It usually happens like this; lose a bunch, then sit still for a while. If I can get into the low 150s before a plateau hits, I'll be happy for now.

Becky, the yoga under the stars sounds wonderful. A music camp I go to in the summer has yoga by the lake at 7 in the morning. Problem is, I usually go to bed around 3 when we're at music camp, so 7 a.m. is NOT happening. I keep suggesting they do "yoga for musicians' -- i.e., at 11 a.m.

Hi Kelly, Ryan, Judy emoticon

Have a great day, everyone!

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I am back to close-to-normal this morning, weighed in...and didn't lose an ounce from the whole awful experience! Aargh! Ryan, did you lose any weight when you did yours back in the fall?

Becky, your Feb challenge page looks very impressive!!! Nice job! emoticon

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Erika, that's great news!!!! And don't go back to your full schedule until you feel up to it. I've done that too many times....and suffered the consequences for it.

Yea, Ryan....good for you on the pilates. You are becoming an all-around exerciser...zumba, pilates, barre, weights. emoticon

Emme, you zapped another pound? emoticon You are going to give Kelly a run for her money.

Kelly, I definitely think I would fly next time. Just thinking about over twenty hours in a car.........

Judy, I have a hard time getting enough protein, too. Do you guys eat beans? I try to keep hummus in the fridge....and as good Costa Ricans, there are always black beans in there, too.

Another perfect day....but barely. I went to yoga for the 7:00 p.m. class (not my "real" yoga class) and some bozos were sanding the roller skating rink right next door (no division between the roller rink and where we exercise....just a divider that is about head high). They had heavy machinery doing the sanding and there was so much horrendous dust floating around that you could barely see. We all ran outside and were going to leave when our instructor said she would give us the class outside on a deck next to the swimming pool. Since it was the late class there were just a couple of people in the pool and no one else in the entire complex. The stars were out....it was quiet (except for the sanding machine)....and it turned out to be an incredibly zen-like experience!!!! It was cold though....so I put on two jackets I carry around in my backpack. emoticon

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Hi all, I am recovering well, maybe back to normal tomorrow? Good news was, nothing serious from the colonoscopy. emoticon DH wants me to hit the gym with him tomorrow at 5:30am as usual...don't think I am going to be up for that though.

Becky, thanks so much for posting the pictures! The school looks so clean and inviting...I would have loved to have you as a teacher when my kids were little! Just like Emme said about her new staff member, you are such a wonderful person that I am sure you are a wonderful teacher too!

Ryan, congrats on the Pilates class! Such motivation! emoticon

Emme, congrats on the pound!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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emme, congratulations on losing that pesky pound.

becky, the school is lovely. what a fun looking place to learn. did you find the daily challenges?

i did better at pilates today. mostly i only couldn't do the things that require good balance. (like lifting one leg with my body in tabletop)

erika, i hope the colonoscopy went as well as a colonoscopy can go.

hi judy and kelly.

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-ryan

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
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Becky, so pretty! Congratulations, and happy day 1!

Yay, I'm down that other pound I've been flirting with for a few days.

Okay, have to go observe one of our new faculty members. She's wonderful as a person; I trust she is as a teacher, too.

Hi to all!

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Well, school has started!!! We "ease" into the school year. The first week only the new kids (and any siblings) come to school....and only for two hours a day. That way the transition is easier on them....and the teachers. We had no criers/screamers yesterday which is an incredible blessing. Nothing takes more out of you then dealing with a screaming child for two hours!!! Here are a couple of photos of the addition we did on the school.....and Charlie eagerly awaiting his friends at the fence.





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I can't believe how many texts since I last was here. You guys are really going great. Erika I hope your colonostomy was OK. Congrats!!!! on your big win.

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becky, it will always be in the bottom post of the challenge thread. for tuesday, eat a salad.

erika, you're package should also arrive on wednesday. emoticon again... i'm so proud of you. btw, today was a good day for you to get your daily challenge point! good luck tomorrow. (i had mine in october)

emme, i remember feeling that way when i first started zumba. but it was such a great feeling too get through the whole class. i look forward to going back, but the classes right now don't really fit my schedule very well. i'm trying to get through a whole pilates class without having to stop before i add another class anyway.

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"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

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HELP!!!! Where do I find the daily challenge for today?????

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Congratulations Emme!!!! That is awesome that you stuck with it for the whole class. I bet you feel great emoticon

I have had nothing but chicken broth and apple juice for nearly a day...about halfway through the no-food time. And yes I am RAVENOUS emoticon

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Ryan, emoticon I love the energy around here lately. It's nice to see so many fired up folks. It's contagious.

Kelly, your prize is on the way. It says it will arrive on Wednesday, in case you wonder what that box is. Congratulations on winning December!

Went to zumba today, and really really wanted to stop about 20 minutes in. But, I didn't. I kept going, flailing around, going right when I should have gone left, but I did it. emoticon

I've been drinking water all day, too.

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Kelly, welcome back!!! Glad you had a good time, other than the long car ride.

Ryan, you better watch out, I am sure Kelly is going to give you a good challenge in February! emoticon

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Ryan, you go girl!!!! emoticon

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yup, erika is the rock star! but look out, i want to win something emoticon so i'm really turning up the heat on myself. in going for another 7 pounds and 20 perfect days! i an so serious now, i can't even tell you. i am so done with being fat emoticon

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"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

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Erika....way to go....you won all the categories in January. emoticon

Kelly, emoticon

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Wow Ryan you are so efficient!! emoticon

I would be happy to do the prize-sending for February, let me know!

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erika, your prize is on it's way. emoticon

-ryan

"someday i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying"

"there is no life i know to compare with pure imagination. living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
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I was thinking about when I found the "logo" image for our SP team...the little figures helping each other up onto the tightrope. It made me kind of nostalgic, so I went and sorted the chit-chat thread from oldest to newest and read some of the old posts. Wow, I remember when Marie and Pauline started this team, apparently it was back in 2007?? We are getting close to 10 years here! Amazing how time flies.

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Yes, I had a great January overall, but kind of fell apart at the end. I have had two days now where I did not do my physical therapy exercises, and I am starting to pay for that for sure. I am going to do them today even though I am feeling sorry for myself because today I can have only clear liquids, and then tonight is the awful "bowel prep". I need to think of a positive mantra like Ryan. I am going to do that right now!

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Emme, thank you!

Ryan, there were seven of us. Four adults and three kids (5,8, and 9).


~Kelly~

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Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.

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emoticon Erika!
emoticon Kelly! Now that you're back, I'll get you December winner's gift out to you this week.
Becky, we must have been in a mind meld. I made salmon patties for dinner last night, too, though with salad and baked potato. Hurrah for organization. I love a clean desk (and don't often have one).
Judy, how was your Sunday?
Ryan, thanks for the daily challenge, I did my weights yesterday!



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becky, i'm glad my idea could help you. it made a huge difference for me yesterday when i went to visit my parents' graves. i fell apart at the cemetery, but was able to pull myself together much more quickly than any of thought i could.

kelly, emoticon we certainly missed you. it's nice to hear that you had a good time. how large a group went?

judy, take care of your back. i've had lower back issues for years and it's no fun.

emme and erika, thank you for your weights. now i can tell you all the january winners...

TOTAL POINTS: erika with 95

MOST PERFECT DAYS: erika with 19

HIGHEST % WEIGHT LOSS: erika with 4.8%

emoticon erika, triple crown winner!!!
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-ryan

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We got back late Saturday. I had a good time but I am also really happy to be home. I am so sore and there was waaay too much food....hopefully not all the gain is real but I've put on six pounds...

Also also we are NEVER driving it again. We will fly even if it's just us and the rest of the folks drive. 20+ hours in a car is not fun.


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Judy, I've had that problem with pilates, too. Yoga, on the other hand, has done wonders for my back. My lower back used to give me at least two or three "attacks" a year where I could barely move and have to take muscle relaxers and pain pills for days. Now it hardly happens....and only when I really abuse.

Emme, I got the office cleaned up, but it took all day. I went out and bought some large plastic boxes....the ones with lids. I organized everything in six boxes...children's files (they didn't fit in my desk anymore), planning and everything I need for "execution" for February, March and April then one each for copies of the themes we're studying this year and another for the files of the themes we're studying. I am so proud of myself!!! And I actually have extra room in my desk now. emoticon

Erika, I hope your colonoscopy is just routine. I am due to have another one soon. I found that the prep was MUCH worse than the actual procedure....though our gastroenterologist put my out because he didn't want to deal with me.

Ryan, I love your mantra idea. I played with the idea yesterday as I was frantically cleaning out my office. Our perception of everything can be changed. I was singing the "woe is me....my vacation is already over" at first and then I decided to try your mantra and I changed it to "how exciting to start school with all the extra room in the classroom" (etc) and I started getting excited!!!!

Well, I finally had another perfect day yesterday. I was going to go to the track to walk but when I got there they were working on it so it was closed. I came home and walked Charlie (well, truthfully he walked me) then lifted weights. In the afternoon I took a break from working to do the yoga video.And I made baked salmon patties and kale potato curry for dinner (the late afternoon/evening is the witching hour for me). One day at a time....



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Sorry Ryan, I forgot to weigh. My last weight was 152.2 I think, you can use that.

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Ryan, so you don't have to go looking:

START: 160
TOTAL POINTS FOR MONTH: 66
FINAL WEIGHT: 158

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you guys are so welcome.

emme and erika, may i please have your ending/starting weights?

don't forget to check this evening after 5:00 pm eastern time to find tomorrow's challenge.

-ryan

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Thanks, Ryan. Strength training is exactly right for today. I took yesterday off from exercise, but didn't feel bad about it, because like Erika, I got in tons of exercise this week. More than probably the three weeks combined before it.

Becky, emoticon happy first day of classes! I hope all the little munchkins are happy to be back. I hear you about the hurricane in the office. I took an hour on Friday to get my office back in order. I need to walk in on Mondays and see a clear deck.

Judy, I think pilates can be really stressful on one's back. I got a couple sessions with a private pilates trainer as a gift, but have actually avoided doing it.

Hi to Kelly--I hope the travels are going okay.

DH has a gig today--I contemplated going, but I'd just sit around drinking beer and engaging in the housemade sausage tasting. I have sooo much to do today, and I really want to avoid tempting situations while I'm trying to get my eating in order.

Time to get to it!


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