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12/24/14 1:15 P

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Emme, how fun to have such big family get-togethers for the holidays. Enjoy!!!

Judy, I hope after the holidays you'll be able to re-group and re-start. It's so nice that you are there for your friends in need!!

Ryan, how are those steps??? I hope they finally got them right and the workers are out of your hair.

Kelly, I hope the new year brings you lots and lots of frigid air!!!!!

Erika, I am so envious of your hiking trip to New Zealand. I can't wait to see some pictures.

I am hoping to get the last few pounds off in 2015. I've somehow managed to stay around 138 so I can keep moving down from here. Usually I put on weight over the holidays and have to loose the same pounds all over again. I think the gluten-free and dairy-free diet have helped. I am re-introducing a small amount of healthy gluten in my diet every day to see what happens. I don't think that it has made any difference in my rhinitis and asthma.

I went to a "coconut massage" (my Christmas present to myself) Friday afternoon at a new massage place. The goop she smeared on me smelled wonderful.....coconut and watermelon (I was tempted to taste it when she wasn't looking). And it really does rehydrate skin. Supposedly it was an 80 minutes massage with facial cleaning for 12,000 colones (a special she was offering). I kept thinking that my time should be up....and she kept going. She worked on my sciatic nerve and put a collagen mask on me....and all kinds of "extra" work. I thought that since she had just opened that she was trying to please her new customers. When she finally finished and I got dressed and saw the time.....I had been in there for THREE HOURS (and I don't think I've ever been so relaxed in my life). But she charged me 30,000 colones. I am a wimp sometimes and didn't say anything because she definitely did 30,000 colones worth of work...but I didn't ask for it. And luckily I had the money with me to pay. But if I ever go back to her I'm going to make it very clear exactly what I want....and maybe keep my watch on???

Merry Christmas everyone!!!





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12/21/14 1:05 P

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First of many I'm thinking Ryan! I plan to take walking breaks when I can

I will Emme! I just wish they were calling for snow and not rain leading up to Christmas. I don't want rain. Or 45 degree weather in December....it supposed to shape up but not until after Christmas. Well at least we are supposed to see the 30s again on Christmas and some flurries...most folks seem to be in for pure rain. There's still a chance for maybe an inch too...I'm still wanting the 3-5 we were supposed to get over Christmas Eve night.

It's still in the low 30s so maybe the warm up won't actually happen to us. One can hope.

Edited by: FITTEREVERYDAY at: 12/21/2014 (13:06)

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12/21/14 12:46 P

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Hi from extremely emoticon Washington State. But, it's not cold, so although I found my gloves, I haven't needed them yet. It's been in the 50s.

I am going to start and finish my shopping tomorrow. Nothing like a whirlwind. My sister and BIL are going to BIL's sons' place for dinner today, so I'm staying at the hotel and finishing my grading. Can you believe I haven't finished that, either? I have to finish today, they are due tomorrow.

We had a family party (my mother's side) last night--probably something like 60 or 70 people there. It was a madhouse. My aunt, whose house it was at, was thrilled. Wednesday, a party on my father's side, with a similar number.

Food's been okay in spite of partying and traveling.

Erika, I hope your travels are amazing.
Judy, dealing with other people's crises--you're a good friend.
Ryan, hope the end of football season is a good one for you.
Kelly, enjoy your Michigan weather.
Becky, hope things are nice in CR. Friends of mine are visiting for the first time in January--they're so excited.

It's solstice--it gets dark here I swear at 3 p.m. A good reminder why I moved away from the NW as quickly as I could. But, it's good to see everyone.

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12/21/14 10:36 A

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good for you kelly. isn't it a great feeling when you have a first?

judy, hope you're getting rested up so that you can enjoy Christmas.

emme, did you find your gloves?

erika, i hope you are all enjoying your trip. i'm so envious.

becky, i can't imagine you without belly dancing. is there anything closer to where you live?

we're getting ready to go to the family Chanukah party, after the football game, of course. while they watch football, i'll be making deviled eggs. i love when we have the family party. we all bring our own menorahs and so we have candles burning from as many as 6 at the same time. it will be especially beautiful this year because tonight is the 6th night. emoticon

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12/19/14 9:39 P

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I have been living a crazy life lately like you do all the time only I am not used to it and I am worn out. Several friends are having life crises all at once. I wanted to just maintain the same weight but surprise! If you don't check in on SP you gain weight. I just haven't been able to put together food, exercise and water all on the same day emoticon

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12/19/14 8:51 P

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emoticon great first today for me. We have some snow back so I decided I couldn't waste that being inside all day. I took a 10 minute walk on a work break. I have never walked on a work break before. :)

Edited by: FITTEREVERYDAY at: 12/19/2014 (23:01)

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12/19/14 1:20 P

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We finished ours yesterday too. Now to wrap...I'm not a fan of wrapping.


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i finally finished all my chanukah and Christmas shopping...thank goodness for amazon!!! i actually ordered my final gifts when i woke up at 2 am and couldn't get back to sleep. now the cooking and baking begin.

-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. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
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12/18/14 10:58 A

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Yep. And destressing from them! Thankfully we're getting back to normal weather so I've been compelled to pound the pavement again. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas but the lead up can be so stressful.

Happy Hanukkah by the way to those who celebrate.


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12/18/14 8:27 A

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Pretty quiet around here. I guess everyone is busy with holiday activities. emoticon emoticon

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12/17/14 2:36 P

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emoticon חג שמח Ryan! emoticon

Went out with friends for Hanukkah dinner last night, woke up this a.m. with a bit of a cold (not bad, fortunately). Got to get my rear in gear for dinner--need to hit the market then pack and cook and then we're leaving after dinner (not going far tonight--just to my sister's house 30 miles north, stay the night then leave bright and early in the a.m.)

I hope you all have your shopping done (haven't started mine!) and have wonderful holidays. I'll check in from the road and the cold/rainy NW. Oh, where are my gloves?

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thanks, becky. that's very sweet of you. i can't believe it's here already. tonight is the 1st candle emoticon , but we're having our family party emoticon on sunday.

חג שמח emme. emoticon

they are coming to supposedly finish the steps today. norm told the owner to let the workers know not to talk to me...i am so done with them!

have a great tuesday, everyone. emoticon

-ryan

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emoticon Happy Hannukah, Ryan and Emme!! emoticon

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12/15/14 3:05 P

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You wouldn't think filling in a pool would be so complicated, would you? I won't bore you with the details, but it's been one long string of issues. Life on a hillside.

I got a text from my sister last night saying, "What do you need us to bring Wednesday for Hanukkah dinner?" I said, "THURSDAY, not WEDNESDAY!" She wrote back and said no, we're leaving for Seattle on Thursday. ACK. I totally screwed up the dates and have been reshuffling my life all day. I canceled the dinner party (the invitation was for "Thursday the 17th")--half were coming Wednesday, the other half Thursday. Oh lord. So happy my sister checked in.

Okay, time to finish my grades and get other things together. I stayed up until 2 finishing holiday cards.

Erika, I'm hoping/planning on NZ in 2015. I'll be interested to hear how it goes.

Judy, you're getting our weather! It's 50ish and raining. We need the rain, blah blah, but I'm tired of it already.

Becky, I assigned the Book Thief in one of my classes this term. A really good book. Complicated. The movie didn't do it justice, though I love the look of Lasse Halstrom films.

A shout out to everyone--I must stop procrastinating.

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12/15/14 11:10 A

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The big thing about weather is dressing for it too. Even many people in FL would be ok but they don't OWN the layers that we wear up here in winter.


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I was so acclimatized to 30s that 50 right now is feeling really really warm. Tell Florida we will take our weather back! At least people have coats here. I don't imagine they have much in the way of heating systems in FL either....30 is pretty mild cold for Michigan (as in it gets at least 30 - 40 degrees below that here in winter on occasion and strings of days of 10-20 below that happens a lot...we've already seen single digits before this warm spell).


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Kelly, I skyped with three old high school friends in Florida last night and they were huddled in blankets with 30 degree weather. emoticon One of them has a beautiful horse farm near Ocala and the other two were visiting from Melbourne. I love living in Costa Rica, but I miss people!!

So, Judy.....I guess it's cool where you are, too?

Erika, your trip definitely sounds like a dream trip!!! You guys will be creating incredible memories for your kids. I still remember (with great fondness) our camping trips in those huge heavy (stinky) canvas tents when we were little....and just think of the incredible memories your kids will be carrying around with them. emoticon

Erika, I haven't come up with a substitute for belly dancing yet. My instructor has asked me to take a two or three months "hiatus" and then consider going back. I'm willing to do that, but I'm pretty sure I won't want to go back as it was. She was telling me that she would like to merge our group (the three of us who live here in San Carlos) with a larger group that she has.

Emme, I hope they really do finish your pool. Are you filling it in? It doesn't seem like that would be so terribly difficult....

Ryan, I'm sure you won't be recommending your "step people" anytime soon. I'm glad you're still getting to spend time with Ethan....and his cat.

I started reading "The Book Thief"last night. I need to put more books on my kindle....I'm running low....which is unsettling.





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Life and work are good even if the weather is still pretty awful. Worse actually. 50s....you have to be kidding me. Well it's supposed to go back to normal after tomorrow but of course this means rain on my commute. I'll live because this means winter will come back. Hopefully most of the rain happens before I leave,while I'm there or when I get back. I enjoy watching both rain and snow but only enjoy snow while being outside.

Work is getting really quiet as of this week until mid-January because finals are over after today. This means our patronage will likely as not be mostly general public and not a whole lot of people. This means a lot of projects for us but also an easier time closing which is good since I get to do a lot of that.


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12/14/14 7:25 P

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Yes, the whole family is going to NZ, may be one of the last or even the last family trip...DS is getting close to flying the nest. emoticon

Ryan, so nice to hear from you!

Emme, I can't believe your pool project has been two years, that is truly amazing. emoticon

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We spent 2 days pumping rainwater out of the swimmin' hole. We have an inspector coming Tuesday, so the bottom needs to be visible. It's VERY likely this project will finish this week, but we've said that for TWO YEARS. But, at least we are very close now. emoticon

Congrats on the Patriots win, Ryan! I'm watching the 49ers lose, which was expected. The only good thing in this game was that we were ahead at the half, which was shocking.

Erika, happy travels!

Becky, have you thought of a belly dance alternative?

How's life in Michigan, Kelly?

Judy, hope the weather is good there.

Need to go update my stats. I've been avoiding grading all day and rearranging furniture. We have a big emoticon dinner here Thursday, so trying to clear up some of the clutter and make this room make sense for a change!

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wow, i can't believe it's been 4 days since i've posted. i don't know where this week went.

becky, i usually make it to the gym 4-5 days a week and, yes, i do miss having ethan with me. i spent the evening with him on thursday, helping him get his new place organized. i got there while he was still at work so i got to spend some quality time with the cat, too.

erika, what an exciting trip you have planned. i can't wait to hear all about it. as usual, we won't be traveling until july for the podiatry conference. although, this is the possibility of a weekend in virginia to visit my aunt; that's not vacation, though.

emme, our step nightmare is still going on. everyday we seem to find something else they did wrong. how is your pool project progressing?

kelly, are you enjoying the job? i hope so since the weather is not to your liking.

judy, how is florida treating you? my father desperately misses his winters in miami. of course, he doesn't get out much anymore anyway, so it doesn't really matter where he is.

looks like i'll be working in january, thanks to the patriots' win today. whooppee!


-ryan

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12/14/14 12:53 P

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Erika, how wonderful!!!! Take lots of pictures to post for us when you get back. I've always wanted to go to New Zealand. Is the whole fanily going?

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Becky, you are so kind to take the time to write all these personal notes. You are such a special lady! Your virtual friends love you emoticon and I bet your "real" ones do too!

We are leaving on Thursday for hiking in New Zealand! We will also spend a little time in Brisbane and Honolulu due to flight layovers. The trip of a lifetime! We are so excited. We will see the Middle-Earth scenery for real! But, speaking of weather, we are prepared for the constant rain. Just washed my Gore-Tex jacket with some stuff that is supposed to renew the waterproof, hope it works! emoticon

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Kelly, I would gladly send you some of our rain if I could. It's been raining nonstop for three weeks....and I'm growing mold!! I want it to stop!!!!!

Erika, it's wonderful to have you pop in more frequently!! I hope all your weekends away from home go by quickly and painlessly.

Emme, you've got a little "water thing" going on in your neck of the woods, too. I couldn't believe the photo of your pool that you posted on FB. emoticon You need to get a pet alligator to live in it.

Judy, how is the Christmas season treating you. Are you on the road again?

Ryan, are you back to the gym regularly? I bet you miss going with Ethan.

I am going to watch the first two Hobbit movies at my brother's today in preparation for the new movie that will be up in San Carlos this week. When the Lord of the Rings came out I was fascinated to see how different "my version" of the book was compared to theirs. emoticon

We have two dinner parties lined up for this week....along with making Costa Rican tamales (ours are made out of corn "masa" filled with pork, rice and vegetables and wrapped in banana leaves). They are an all day incredible amount of work!! Christmas cookies are a breeze compared to these suckers!!!

And I saw a Christmas "special" being advertised here that I am going to take advantage of after surviving the dinner parties and tamales. It's a 90 minute therapeutic massage with a free facial thrown in.

Have a great Sunday everyone. I've got to go get ready for early mass. emoticon We should get extra "heaven points" for braving the elements. emoticon

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12/13/14 9:17 P

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It comes and goes. Seems to be not as much of an issue as it used to be. I'm not really sure why but I'm happy about it.


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Kelly weird weather seems to be getting to be the norm these days. How is your sciatica now? Do you have it all the time, or does it come and go?

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12/12/14 3:05 P

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Oh and weather wise we've been weirdly dry. No snow. No rain. Nothing. It's a little warmer than usual too and will be for a few days (yuck in my opinion).


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What I was told to do for my sciatica (yes I have it too) was to sit on the floor, hug my knees and rock back and forth. It does seem to help. I was in such pain when I was told this that I didn't think I'd be able to get up from where I had been sitting at the computer (luckily on the floor). I went to stand and the pain just shot down my legs.

Today has been weird for me because I'm alone at work....well my manager is here but he doesn't do what I do.


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Emme it hit you guys hard but we are not getting too much down here...and we need it so badly. emoticon

Becky, I have sciatic pain/numbness/tingling, which goes down the back of the leg. Yes I am getting lots of advice about what exercises to do. Turns out that cobra is not so good...and I have always done a lot of that. Darn. Am working on revamping my program.

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Wow, Emme....I hope you don't float away. Take care!!

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So dealing with Hellastorm, as it's been named on twitter, all day. Power went out at 1 a.m., was out about 9 hours. Our back yard is a swamp, it's still pouring, and I have decided not to brave the rivers out there and skip music class (I'm sure I won't be the only one).

Nearly finished with the semester. More grading--two more meetings. Next week, vacation!

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Erika, was pain your main symptom? Did yoga help....when you actually had the time to do yoga? Is there any exercise you can do now that doesn't cause pain?

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Hi all, I think everyone must be busy in the run-up to the holidays. This weekend will be my last weekend at home for the next 6 weeks, hard to believe! But somehow I feel like things are settling down a little bit and I am not quite as overwhelmed as usual. It sure feels nice to have even just a tiny bit of breathing room.

Becky your notes are always so fun! I love reading them. emoticon

After getting a couple of other opinions, I will not be going for back surgery anytime soon. Basically, I was told you want to put off the first surgery as long as possible, because when they fuse two vertabrae, it puts extra stress on the other ones next to them. So it solves the short term problem of nerve pain but makes the long-term potentially worse. So I will live with the nerve pain...there are worse things. Isn't getting older fun? emoticon

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emoticon Ryan....you must have eaten a ton of mangos and pineapples!!! emoticon I love both and eat lots of them.

Kelly, it's always helpful to "examine" what's going on and try to figure out a way to make it better. I was just looking at my New Year's resolutions for last year, and I wasn't very successful with them. But I'll try again this year. emoticon

Erika, what have you found out about your surgery? I had to go this morning for my annual echocardiogram....which freaks me out every year. I hate the sound of the doppler!!!! But everything was the same....no worsening of my mitral valve prolapse....so I'm a happy camper and very grateful!!!!

Judy, we get our cable news from Miami and I saw this morning that you guys are in for a cold spell. Stay warm!! emoticon

Emme, are you thrilled to be finished with the semester? I love how you're going to get a lot of "me time" in. I have new parent meetings this week and am working on some planning and administrative stuff in hopes of actually having some time off in January. emoticon

I was thrilled to see that I was actually down another pound this morning, but I'm not sure it will "stick" (as Pauline says).

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I really like it, Kelly. The fact that you are so aware of what the issue is makes me think that your chances for success are high. You go girl!! emoticon

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Yep. I've seriously binged on apples...apples...


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good for you, kelly, for being able to identify and focus on your challenge. you're so right about being able to eat too much of anything. one summer all i ate was mango and pineapple and i gained 10 pounds emoticon emoticon

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So I've decided to change up my food goal. A no emotional eating day is a win. This is what I really think will lead to lasting weight loss anyway. I'm a fairly healthy eater and have always been but I have struggled with emotional eating since age 12 and yes you can eat too much of anything.


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OMG Becky, I can't imagine you without belly dancing. Good luck finding a new avocation!

I had a wonderful but very busy weekend with lots of holiday parties, one of which was at our house. Whew emoticon

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Becky, I need to turn it around too. Today--both of us, right? emoticon

Ryan, sorry about the stairs project. I hate it when workers don't respect your property.What goes through some people's minds, I will never know. Even though we have flaky workers (plumber never showed, rescheduled for tomorrow), at least we have had good luck with them respecting our property, working clean, etc.

Lots on the agenda today--time to get to it. I got up late because I had a late conference call (it went till 1:15 a.m.!) -- life when you work with people in Europe.

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I forgot about that, Ryan. Thanks for the reminder. I have been on a negative streak and will be turning it around today (I've promised myself). emoticon

I have decided to retire frommy belly dance group. I just don't get excited about it like I used to and it's become a chore. Any suggestions on a new hobby????

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kelly and becky, i noticed that you both took zero points on days. don't forget that you're allowed 2 free days per goal per week.

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ditto on the rain. they have supposedly finished the stairs, but won't they be surprised when they don't get their check! they left a total mess with their trash all over the lawn. they also broke a couple of my garden ornaments. they weren't expensive or fancy, but they were mine. and the kicker is that the steps are not they way i wanted them. i'm so disgusted with the whole thing. makes me want to never do another home repair...ever! emoticon

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It's rainy here, too, but at least it's warmish. I have only lit a couple fires so far this season. Good thing--we need more firewood.

Yesterday was the final day of classes, and I'm taking today off for a bit of self maintenance. Voice lesson, haircut, lunch on my own, I have a chicken in the crockpot so when I get home this evening, dinner will be a snap.

Okay, gotta run. Becky, the dance sounds fun, I'm sure they'll love it. What a great thing. I was supposed to play at a recital at a senior home tomorrow, but it's the only day we can get the plumber here, so it looks like I can't join them. :-(

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Becky, I hope so too. It's been a little mild so far. As long as it's white by Christmas I can't gripe too much...ok I can but I won't.

From reading about these projects that people have been struggling with I'm realizing how nice it is to be an apartment dweller sometimes. I realize that every summer too when I don't have to cut grass...(don't mind shoveling snow or raking leaves but I HATE cutting grass).


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Yea, Emme, I remember you mentioning that project ages ago. Still not finished, huh? The clear card sounds like a great invention for someone like you who travels so much.

Erika, emoticon . It's so nice to see you pop in. Your Thanksgiving with Judy sounds like a perfect family get-together. You can't beat card games and soccer!!!

Ryan, I hope they finish the steps and get out of your hair soon.

Kelly, I hope you have a long, cold winter....since I don't live near you. emoticon

We've had rain, rain and more rain. I'd like to see the sun again....and get out for a nice long walk. I cleaned all morning....the refrigerator, kitchen and bathrooms....cabinets and all. But the water went off and I can't clean anymore. I'm going to go do some more administrative work once I finish my coffee. emoticon

We have to dance Sunday afternoon at a Christmas party. A good friend of mine is a social worker and she works with alcoholics and drug addicts. They have their women's party Sunday and she wanted us to dance for them. It's a win-win situation....they've never seen belly dancers so they can't compare us to anyone. ˇˇˇWe'll look good!!!

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OMG Emme it is amazing how long that pool fill-in project has dragged out for you. You poor thing!

Happy Friday everyone!!

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Yup, veggies. Had a pile of mustard greens w/ shrimp for dinner... yum. Off to ensemble class, teaching is DONE. Yahooooooooooooooo emoticon

Ryan,sorry about the construction. We should compare notes.... we have the pool fill-in project that never ends. Never. Ever.

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That's what I'm aiming for Erika! I think I'll use your approach too.


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Hi all, I am here, got back to below 150, sticking with it!!!! Veggies are the answer. Need to go get some now emoticon

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i guess i lost track of the days. we're having our front steps replaced and things are not going smoothly. it really stinks. when you pay someone a lot of money and can't get what you want.

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Hello! I'm here and reading but I've been pretty busy the last few days. Just working and trying to get in substantial workouts nothing too crazy.


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I can hear the wind whistling through this place. Hallloooooooo? I hope everyone's doing well.

My last day of teaching for the semester is today, yay! I don't start again until Jan 27 because I'm working in Europe. I'll miss the first week of teaching next term, but a friend is taking my classes for me then. So a very long break for me.

Gotta dash! Have a great day.

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Erika, surgery sounds scary, hoping you can find another way, but if not, imagine the pain that can be relieved. DH has had sciatica, I know it's painful.

It's raining here, too--which doesn't even begin to describe it. I barely slept last night, pounding rain, thunder, lightning, and it continues this a.m. but without the fireworks. Just pouring. I don't have to go out until this evening, so I'm hoping it slows by then. I hate driving after dark when it's absolutely pouring.

Becky, a CLEAR card is a card that essentially lets you skip airport security. I have to go in for an interview/fingerprinting, etc., but once I get it, I just pay an annual fee, and flash the card and breeze through. No taking shoes off, or laptops out, etc. I was looking at my travel schedule coming up, and figure I've already saved several hours of my time -- Budapest in January, Canada in March and June, etc.

Okay, so far, doing so so on the challenge for December, but will redouble efforts today. Yesterday was better than Monday. I hope you are all having a great December!

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Oh no, Erika....I'm sorry to hear that!! Is it progressive? I sure hope you are able to control it without having to go in for surgery. emoticon

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Hi all, big news today: it's raining in San Diego!! Thank goodness, we need it so bad. emoticon

Yesterday was the last day of Bella's and my weight loss group. It was a success and I am very glad we did it. We are going to try to continue with monthly weigh-ins with them, which I think would be a very good idea. Nothing like some outside pressure to help you remember your goals.

I got the results of a spine MRI yesterday and I have spondylolisthesis, where one vertabra moves out of line and pushes on the nerve. It is bad news because the surgery that it would take to fix it sounds scary to me. I have had sciatica for 20 years so I am hoping I can just live with it for another 20...I am going to keep getting several opinions before making any decision.

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The challenge . us2.forward-to-friend.com/forward/sh
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Emme, I am intrigued. What is a clear card?

Kelly, it looks like you've got a good program going on. I find that I get too many interruptions if when I exercise at home. I try to lift weights here anyway.



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Here ya go



Day #1: Mon. Dec. 1st -

20-Minute Single sided strength
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20-Minute Low Impact "Mommy and Me" Cardio Workout (no baby required!)
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Want something more intense today? Try our 20-Minute Calorie Crushing Cardio

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Day #7: Sun. Dec. 7th -
Enjoy an active rest day!

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emoticon emoticon Happy December!

Kelly, I'd love the link. I'm looking for anything new to shake up my boring exercise routine.

Okay, TONS to do, but it's under control. Had a really good violin lesson today--it was hard, but made some pretty noise.

We had a break from the rain here today, but tomorrow is supposed to be awful again. Of course, it's the day I need to be out and in it. Umbrella...raincoat...boots.. .check.

Fishing sounds so much fun. I used to do it a lot with my father and grandparents, but not for ages. Sounds like you all had a good T-giving.

My only shopping so far is to buy myself something (! ha)--a CLEAR card so I can breeze through airport security this year. Thinking about the hours it's going to save makes me wonder why I didn't do it earlier--except it's expensive. Yay for cyberMonday sales.

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Well it rained the first day Erika and family were here but they were able to get out for a little fishing in the boat. I really loved having all 8 here for Wed, our thanksgiving day. Lots of good food and fun cooking together, soccer and cards. I am still trying to rest up.

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I'm going to wait until Thursday to weigh. Right now I think I'd hate what I saw and I'd rather get in a few good days first. I've been slacking since September no kidding.

I'm trying to feel more motivated but right now it's fake it until I actually feel that way. The stress of the holidays always makes me want to have tons of Christmas cookies and take lots of naps. I walk a lot because I love winter and that's the only reason I usually maintain during this time of year.

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Ryan, it sounds like a great way to finish out the year!! I'll set my page up now.

I am so thrilled to be finished with the "teaching" part of the school year. I still have tons of administrative work to do, but the hard part is over. Our graduation went really well. The kids sang, danced and acted....and they did all three well. (I definitely had my doubts about the dancing). I'm so proud of them!!

I was a little nervous getting on the scale this morning, but I was actually down a pound. It could have gone either way. I did a lot of stress eating...but I was working non-stop, too. Now I have to maintain that loss and keep heading down the scale.

Here´s to a big team loss for December. I see that Kelly is inspired and ready to go!! emoticon

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Oh if anyone wants to do the Jessica Smith workouts I can share the link! She's pretty awesome.


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It's going to have to wait until Tuesday for me so I'll just take a loss for now. We have friends coming out from AZ and so I'm just not focused. Tuesday though I get to focus on SP and work again.

I think I have a good game plan for this month though. I have a workout sequence from Jessica Smith TV plus my usual walks. I also am really going to work on portion control and getting in my fruits and veggies.


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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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Thanks, Ryan! Ready to go... I really have to double down on exercise. It is definitely the missing link, though it will get easier once classes/semester ends.

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happy sunday morning! i hope everyone had a restful weekend and that you are all ready for the last month of the 2014 challenge. we're going to end the year by going in full force.

for december we'll be using the all or nothing approach. the basic goals will apply: food, exercise and water. for each day that you achieve ALL THREE GOALS you earn 1 point. if you miss any goal, 0 points for the day. you're allowed 2 free days per week per goal. please set up your pages on the december challenge thread. good luck to us all!! emoticon

Edited by: RYAN133HW at: 11/30/2014 (12:05)
-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."
(Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908 - 1973)

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Erika, you've convinced me, I'll start using MyFitnessPal (since I already have it on my phone :-)
And, you've also convinced me that my decision not to travel over the T-giving weekend was a good one. Glad you got to spend it with Judy.

I'm leaving in an hour for a music workshop with David Grisman (for you old folks out there), and then back to grade, then out for a concert tonight.

Grateful for all of you here--Erika, glad I got to meet you too, and hoping that 2015 brings opportunities to meet/see more Sparkers (Ryan.... Ryan...?)!

Okay, need a quick breakfast and then the day must get underway.

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Hello! and happy Saturday to everyone. I am feeling so rested and happy, amazing what a week of time with the family, plenty of sleep, and no work will do for my outlook on life. I am steeling myself for jumping back into the fray on Monday.

Kelly, your cooking for Thanksgiving sounded very hectic! But I bet it turned out very yummy.

Ryan, it is so great that you have another challenge planned for Dec. 1. You are the heart of this team and I appreciate it so much!

Emme, I am still so happy that I met you in person. It helps to imagine you eating your healthy Thanksgiving dinner. And thanks for the spark goodie!

Becky, it's great to feel your energy coming through the internet. I am very glad that you have a nice break coming up.

Judy, I am still enjoying the memory of our visit. Thank you so much for everything, it was truly a wonderful time, the whole family enjoyed it so much. And tell your DH that the kids were very impressed that he played soccer with them, they thought he did great! emoticon

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Erika, I hate to even imagine what it was like to fly over the holidays. emoticon I'm glad you guys survived!! I'm looking forward to having you back with us.

Emme, your Thanksgiving sounds perfect. Low key, low stress and delicious!! emoticon

Judy, I'm so glad that you got to have your family home for Thanksgiving. I saw on the news this morning that even Florida is chilly. I guess you guys didn't get to go out on your boat. emoticon

Ryan, I know your Thanksgiving was excellent with your three sons home. emoticon

Kelly, I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend, too!! emoticon

Well, our end-of-the-school year party and graduation is over. emoticon I am looking forward to getting back to my exercise routine. I will have to forfeit my stats for this last week on the November challenge.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We had a wonderful visit and turkey with Judy on Wednesday, then flew back on Thursday. I was hoping that it would be a bit less hectic that way, but the flights were just as packed as always, and the Atlanta airport was a zoo.

I gained a couple of pounds on the trip and am back above 150 emoticon . Three weeks of healthy living ahead!! I am going to post here every day and track on MyFitnessPal (easiest food tracker I've found).

Hope all of you are doing well. It's 80 degrees today, wishing for some emoticon

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Happy belated Thanksgiving, all! We had a nice, quiet evening of lobster (also low calorie), spinach, and emoticon (no whipped cream).

Today, back at semesterly tasks. Next week is the last of the teaching tasks, yay!





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good morning, ladies, and happy thanksgiving. i hope you all have a wonderful peaceful day filled wirh thanks and love. i'm happy to say that my day and entire weekend will include time with all 3 of my sons together under the same roof! emoticon

as for the challenge, enjoy your weekend and we'll pick up on monday, the 1st. kind of a countdown to the end of the year.

enjoy your day and remember that the turkey emoticon is low in calories and high in protein; try to get your water emoticon in; a little piece of pie never killed anybody! emoticon

-ryan

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"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
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Hi all... 20 till twelve and my day is just ending. Got one small pile of grading done, some writing done, dinner made, email caught up, and still more to do, but almost caught up before the final deluge.

Tomorrow is my only teaching day this week, giving a quiz and a bunch of office hours. Then free for a week!

Hope the holiday prep is going well, and good for you Becky for postponing. We're doing a Hannukah dinner here on Dec. 17, then I take off the next day for holiday fun in WA state.


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I really need to get back on track food wise but am just doing water tracking this week. I do a really bad job of drinking enough between work (where I can have a drink but not directly at my desk..:computer lab...if I have a drink then the patrons will feel it's unfair that they're not allowed to...we've had problems with spills) and my BILs (where the water doesn't taste good to me....I only really like city tap or bottled water and they have a well).


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I'll be heading up to my brother in law's house which is where we celebrate both thanksgiving and Christmas as a family (it's only about 20 minutes away so convienant too).

Prior to that my father in law is coming down to our house Wednesday to make six pumpkin pies with me (so I can learn how he does it and take over on the pie making when he's gone) PLUS I'm making 2 dozen butter flake rolls just for our feast AND two green bean casseroles....no wonder the holidays stress me. At least it's supposed to be nice and cold out again after today (we got up to 57) and snow again so good weather for me doing my usual holiday thing which involves taking the dogs out when I get overheated (with the lot of us and all the cooking we really hike up the usual low 60s of the house to what feels like about 80 with body heat) and over stressed.

Edited by: FITTEREVERYDAY at: 11/24/2014 (11:06)

~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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emoticon everyone!! I'm going head to head with Emme on being busy...busy...busy. But our graduation is Friday....and I'll have a short rest before I have to start up with new parent/children interviews. But it will be a much appreciated rest!!! emoticon

I want to use the downtime to get myself organized for eating real nutritious foods. Everyone is sick....and I want to try to boost my immune system. Last week all the kids in my classroom....except maybe three.....and the other teacher and our assistant were all out with a horrendous stomach virus. I dodged that bullet, but now they all have bad colds. Tis the season. emoticon

Erika, it's always nice when you pop in. I got such a kick out of your little tidbit of information that one's ability to lose weight is related to IQ. emoticon Kind of makes you stop and think.

Judy, I bet no one cares if it rains or not. You guys will have such a good time being together for Thanksgiving!! Enjoy. emoticon

I'm with you, Emme. We aren't going to have Thanksgiving this year since it´s in the middle of my nightmare week. We'll have a turkey dinner later on when things are more relaxed.

Ryan, good for you for figuring out a way to get to the gym and work off that stress. emoticon

Kelly, what will you be doing for Thanksgiving?



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Judy and Erika, enjoy your time together!

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone? Big plans? emoticon None here, hurrah. I'm looking forward to a quiet, don't have to cook for two days Thanksgiving.



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After about 6 wks of no rain, there will be plent of rain while my family is here next week. The fishing will be bad too because it is too rough for deep sea fishing and too much fresh water for good fishing off our dock. Erika says not to worry - they are coming to see me.

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Happy Saturday. Nice to see you back, Erika. I'll have to try MyFitnessPal. I actually downloaded it for my phone, but am equally bad tracking on my phone as on my laptop. emoticon

I'm overwhelmed with work myself, but things will slow down in 2-3 weeks. Hoping.

Hi to all--must get some writing done.

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I agree with Judy! I do think that my walks are doing somewhat the same for me Ryan.


~Kelly~

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judy, that's so nice of you to say. i'm glad that i can inspire someone. i have to keep going or else i'll fall apart. the gym has become my haven that keeps me sane.

-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. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
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Ryan I like the way you keep going despite setbacks. It inspires me to do the same.

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erika, it's so nice to hear from you. i'm sorry life is so hectic, but it sounds like things are going well in spite of that. looking forward to your full time returnto us. have a wonderful visit with judy!

i'm finally catching up on my sleep. i missed 3 days at the gym, but i'll be going back tomorrow. i switched my wednesday personal training session to friday and then on saturday is barre. sunday there is a patriots game, so i'll get my walking in.

-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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Hi all, I know I haven't been on SP for awhile when the browser doesn't even remember my password any more (luckily I remembered it!)

Life continues to be way way overly hectic and I have to pick my battles. Bella and I have been doing a weight loss group at UCSD so I guess that was a temporary replacement for SP. It's almost over though. I have been tracking with MyFitnessPal for that group, it is truly the easiest thing I have ever used for tracking. I have learned the same things over again: large quantities of veggies are the key to keeping my hunger down, and planning ahead is critical.

One of the things we learned from the researchers in our group this week was that people with higher "executive function" (which is basically IQ, I think) are more successful with weight loss. They think it is because they do a better job of planning. It makes me feel like I better do a good job, don't want to be showing off my lack of IQ!

I am happy to read that all of you are doing well. My group ends in two weeks, after we are back from our trip to see Judy for Thanksgiving week, so I promise I will be a better SP group member after that!

Goal: get back below 140!!!!

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