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4/25/15 2:16 P

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I would definitely go on the culinary tour in Belgium....no matter how jarring, Erika. There could be chocolate involved!! emoticon

Emme, I try not to be envious of all the food choices you guys have, but sometimes I just can't quite manage it. Whole Foods in Berkeley...sigh.... emoticon

Kelly, Judy and Ryan..... emoticon

We had a killer yoga class this morning here. I begged for a child's pose after at least 25 chaturangas. emoticon

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4/24/15 8:52 P

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Erika--a wheelchair on the cobblestones sounds like an adventure indeed. I hope you're able to enjoy the trip, regardless. emoticon

Okay, I'm procrastinating... Back to it. DH and I went out for lunch, then to a new Whole Foods in Berkeley to pick up some dinner stuff. His healthy eating is rubbing off on me.

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4/24/15 6:22 P

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Congrats Emme on the weight loss! Every bit counts, and that you are going in the right direction at such a stressful time for you is quite an accomplishment!

Ryan, I hope you have a good trip. That is so nice of you to take care of the older relatives.

Becky, good luck with the "cozy" yoga arrangement!

Judy and Kelly, hello! and Pauline, come back!

I am also getting ready to get on a plane for the Belgium trip for work. I am regretting it a bit, I think it will be quite the challenge with my foot, but it's too late to back out now. They said one of the evening activities will be a "culinary walk", which of course I can't do, so they are ordering me a wheelchair. Riding in a wheelchair on cobblestones sounds like quite the jarring experience!! But I will give it a try.

I hope I can post while I am gone, worst case I will be like Ryan and out for a week. I hope to come back and find that you all lost 5 pounds while I was gone! emoticon

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Happy travels, Ryan.

Yes, work is coming along on the studio. It's one of the reasons (among many) we decided to fill in our pool. We now have this big empty area in back, so we wanted something we would actually use. They're finishing up the foundation this morning, then progress should be pretty quick.

My "lose two pounds" plan is working so far. Down 1. 1 to go, then I'll focus on the next 2. Somehow, some way, this extra weight is coming off.

Glad you could manage some yoga among the desks, Becky.

Hi to everyone. I need to get to work. I have a massive headache today, but too much to do to take time off. Such is the end of semester. One week of teaching to go.

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4/24/15 6:58 A

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Ryan, have a safe trip. You are a caring niece to go check up on your aunt. We'll be waiting to hear back from you!!

Emme, I missed the music studio part. How exciting!!

We did have yoga here last night. My classroom is probably almost as big as where we have yoga, but with all the tables and shelves in it there is a lot less space for yoga mats. emoticon

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boy, i missed one day and so much went on.

kelly, congrats on your weigh in. that's awesome news.

becky, so sorry about your yoga studio. did your husband end up going with you?

erika, please be careful on that foot. you don't want any permanent damage because of impatience.

emme, a music studio in your house? so cool!

judy, how are things that n Florida?

i'm heading to virginia. my aunt was in the hospital and needs someone to check up on her. she's 93, retired military and very stubborn. i'm not looking forward to this trip. she doesn't have wireless internet, so i'm not sure how much i'll be around for the next week. hang in, everyone, and keep up the good work.

until next week.... emoticon

-ryan

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Hi all, a quick one--off to an all day meeting emoticon .

So here's my new plan, since thinking of numbers even as big as 5 isn't working. My next goal: lose 2 pounds. Then 2 more, etc., but right now in these doldrums, the goal is TWO.

Of course I have an 8 hour meeting (at least it will take about 30 minutes each way to walk from the train--uphill), a birthday party this weekend, etc. The force is not with me. But I'm going to make it work.

Builder coming in a few minutes again--we're underway! Hoping by Monday, we will be done.

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4/23/15 10:08 A

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Becky, so sorry to hear about your yoga! We also got kicked out of our yoga class location several years ago, and that is why it ended up moving to my house. We have a small house and due to yoga we don't have room for many couches or chairs. It's nice to do yoga at home though...just have to roll out of bed, put on my clothes, and then the class comes to me!

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4/23/15 6:55 A

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No exercise for me yesterday. There is a power struggle going on where I go for one of my yoga classes, aerobics and training. It is a public facility, but a lot of stupid politics are making a mess of it. We're going to have the two yoga classes in my school until this gets straightened out....and I may have to look around for other alternatives. emoticon

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Yay, Kelly!

I'm discouraged, too, but not ready to give up. I'm trying to hold on by my fingernails during this stressful end of semester time.

Becky, thanks for the Earth Day Goodie, too.

Okay, builder coming in a bit. Let the music studio construction be done soon, please!

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4/22/15 2:35 P

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Emme, thanks for the Earth Day present. We did a cool project with the kids in my school.

Congratulaions, Kelly!!



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Becky, thanks for the personal assistant!!! Definitely could use that! emoticon

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Kelly, congrats on the weigh in!!! That is awesome that you are so close to improving to the next category of BMI! You are an inspiration emoticon

Becky, I agree with you--if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I tend to stick to "proven" health treatments, weight loss and exercise being two of the cheapest and safest!!

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Today was weigh in day and I stepped on the scale to see.....149!!!! Woohoo! I started tracking really well again and it has paid off! I'm so close to stepping away from obese BMI into the overweight category here too. Less than a pound if I remember correctly.


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emoticon Erika!! I'm sorry, but I got a good chuckle out of your post. I am sure I would have done the same, teenager!! You'll be back to 100% soon.....

I went to my "real" yoga class last night. I was able to do some things that I haven't been able to manage before. Euphoria!! At the end of the class she talked about how you behave on your mat is usually how you behave in life....competition....ego....perfectionis
m, etc. Very interesting. emoticon

Our instructor is bringing two Renee Mey volunteers up to give a presentation on "cell rejuvenation" Monday night. I had never heard of him so I googled him. I don't think I'm going to go. He sounds too much like some of the "evangelical preachers" out there making lots of money on suckers....though I could easily be mistaken. Have any of you guys heard of him?


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Well I overdid it...got too excited about wearing a shoe instead of that darn cam boot and now I am having to go back to the boot. My physical therapist said I remind him of a teenager...rats emoticon

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I agree with Kelly and Becky, it's all about habits. We just have to change our habits...we have done it before and we can do it again!! emoticon

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4/21/15 3:59 P

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No, no, no, Ryan. I am extremely discouraged right now, too, but we are not destined to being overweight. It just takes perseverance and lots or prep work.We can do this!!! emoticon

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4/21/15 10:08 A

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I doubt that. While I remember weighing 120 something I also recall I weighed. Over 170 not that long ago. It takes time. Effort. I don't think it's undoable.


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i remember when i weighed one forty something. now i'd like to get below 165. i'm do discouraged. maybe i'm destined to be overweight. emoticon emoticon

-ryan

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I hope your husband is feeling better, Kelly, and that you don't come down with the flu!!

Yoga tonight. Let's see if my DH is actually going to attend with me. emoticon

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I knew I probably wasn't alone in my bouncing within a couple of pounds issue sadly....trying to be good about tracking and I put the C25K app back on my phone. Supposed to be stormy this week but comfy temp wise. We'll see if I get out or not. I'll do what I can inside if not (if this cold doesn't go that far...hubby got the flu and pneumonia off of it...I seem to just have a very minor cough). It would be nice to see one forty something on my weigh in day...it really would.....

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I wish I had forgotten to weigh myself yesterday, Emme. emoticon I did really well on phase 1 yesterday....shock has that effect. I will do phase 2 today. So very tired of "tire spinning".

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my passover weight hasn't come off as quickly as i had hoped. of course the fact that i haven't been to the gym is certainly a factor. i really need to get my act together and figure out what's triggering these headaches. this week it's pedal to the metal!!!

-ryan

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Becky, I forgot to weigh myself this morning. Conveniently. emoticon Though actually, the last couple of days have been pretty good. Let's make this a really good week for both of us.

I think my cold is actually really bad allergies. It's not feeling very cold-like, but I do have a sore throat and am sneezing like crazy.

Back to work! Congrats, Erika on shedding the boot.

Ryan, hope your head clears up.

Judy, garden vegetables sound so good right now. emoticon

Back to work.

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Good luck on your weigh in, Erika. And emoticon on your emoticon !!!

I am so mad at myself. I am UP this week. emoticon

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Take care, Ryan, Emme and Becky!! Time to listen to the body and rest.

I need to take my own advice. I am now able to wear a shoe and I am so excited to get out of that huge surgical "boot" that I am probably overdoing it in the shoe. It just feels so wonderful to be a bit normal again, even if still on crutches mostly.

Tomorrow is my weigh in for my bet. I have been coasting a bit, but still feel like I am not doing too badly. Lots of veggies today!! Wish I had some of those yummy garden veggies that Judy keeps talking about. emoticon

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another headache today. at least they keep me from eating!

-ryan

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Interesting.....I'm feeling tired today. After a yoga class and walking I think I am going to take it easy the rest of the day. We all seem to have hit a "low" cycle at the same time. Feel better soon Emme and Ryan!!!

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Ack--woke up with a bit of a cold. How did this happen? My second one this year after two years of no colds at all. Must get it under control.

A busy weekend ahead. Having a coffee--final construction of our music studio is this week, we HOPE. Just missed a call from the builder--need to call him back in a bit.

I hope you all have a great weekend in store! Just working and sniffling here.

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i had a bad week this week exercise-wise. 2 nights of no sleep and 1 day with a migraine kept me home. i've got to get it back in gear!

-ryan

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Erika, you're a brave woman heading off to Belgium while still hobbling. The food is too good there.

I'm off to a retirement celebration on campus this afternoon after my voice lesson.

Becky, food has been better. Salads, whole grain cereal + hemp milk, getting back on track and my stomach already feels better. I wish it would feel smaller. emoticon

Ryan, so happy you're getting some sunshine finally. I bet you all are eating up a lovely spring.

Kelly, I feel you. I keep bouncing between 158-160. I really need to get out of this rut.

Judy, I hope al is well with you there.


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Becky, I had to laugh at the story of your DH agreeing to do yoga. Just like a teenager--it takes a village. They are so much more likely to agree with someone else than with you, even when (or maybe especially when) they have a suspicion that you are right! My DH does our weekly class with us, and also even does sun salutations on his own in the mornings twice a week. Once they try it, they realize the benefit. emoticon

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Erika, what fun (I'm thinking Belgium chocolate) emoticon !!.Order a wheelchair and they'll whisk you around. Don't try to haul baggage and make those long-assed hikes "to the next terminal" by crutch.

I went to another killer yoga class last night....and it felt great. It has taken me years to finally appreciate all that yoga has to offer. I have been trying to convince my DH to give yoga a try and he has been adamant that it is not for him. Yesterday when Andrea came to give yoga to the kids in my school, she told him he should go and try it out....and he said that he would. emoticon Geez. But the important thing is that he try it!!



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Ryan, so nice to hear you feeling better!! That is great.

I am hobbling around better and better. Around the house, I can get away with just one crutch (it's a small house!) I can't believe I did this, but I said yes to a business trip to Belgium, I leave a week from now. I have never been to Belgium, so couldn't resist. Hopefully all will go ok...I definitely will not be able to handle my own luggage!

The first week of my bet went well for me. I need this to continue. Will need to keep the Belgian chocolate, waffles, beer and "french" fries to a minimum!!

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thanks, becky. yesterday was a happy relaxing day. the good days are starting to come more often. i'm really lucky to have such a great support system around me. emoticon

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Not quite so much stepping but I do need to step it up! I keep coming back to 151.....Unfortunately there's work and then things keep happening (hubby is sick, work is nuts, etc)


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Ryan, I loved reading your post. You sound so relaxed and happy!!! emoticon

Emme, let's get back to healthy eating!! I went over yesterday, too, but I'm ready to re-start today. emoticon

Erika, good luck on the bet. I need to find someone around here to do a weight loss bet with. Every little bit helps. emoticon

Kelly. are you still doing mega-miles???? emoticon

Judy, how are things in sunny Florida?? emoticon

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i had such a nice day today. i had lunch with my niece and niece-to-be. it was really special to spend time with them alone without the entire family around. we had loads of fun talking about the wedding emoticon . shoes, dresses, hairstyles, etc. and...the weather was beautiful. sunny and warm! emoticon emoticon

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Hi all--Ryan, yes, after tomorrow, I have just two weeks (4 teaching days) left. In a bit of a panic--so much to do. I haven't been tracking, and it will just have to be that way for now, I think. Argggh.

Erika, it's great you're back at the job and slowly healing. I hope a new job prospect turns up that's exciting and enriching (in more ways than one emoticon )

Becky--good work on choosing yoga. It is meltdown time (says she who ate PIZZA for dinner. I haven't had pizza in weeks).

Sorry for not having more time to write more--a hello to Kelly, Pauline, Judy.... Now, off to face the piles and piles of work awaiting me. Sigh. emoticon

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Stay calm and choose wisely, Erika!! emoticon

I was heading off track quickly yesterday afternoon....a train wreck waiting to happen. Lots of stress and I badly wanted to "calm it" by eating anything and everything. I forced myself to go to yoga....and it calmed the demons. I went over...and it was all junk food all afternoon.... but I didn't go over by too much. And I hope this will set the stage for future meltdowns....knowing that I can stop it.

I go to yoga in two different places. One is exercise....the other is a body and spirit experience. Last night was incredibly difficult....body wise. She focused on twists...and I feel like I twisted that built up stress right out of my body....like wringing out a wet cloth.

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Hi you guys, just a quick hello. I love you all's nice posts but mine tend to be short...

Back to work but still on crutches with boot. Maybe another couple of weeks or so then I can start figuring out how to walk in a shoe again. Will be several months before I can do much walking though. My job situation is up in the air, but I have some good options, so I just need to stay calm and do the best I can to make good decisions.

I am on a weight bet now with both my work colleague and my DD Bella, so working to take off some emoticon .

You guys are the best emoticon


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the ground is still pretty frozen, becky. we don't usually plant until mid may up here. we need to get the ground turned over and decide on what to plant. i'm kind of excited about putting flowers around the new steps outside.

kelly, that's some impressive stepping!

emme, are you home for awhile? school must me over any time now, no?

erika, how much longer until the boot comes off?

judy, any plans for your next trip? boston is lovely in the spring (wink, wink)

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Impressive, Kelly. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm glad you're finally getting some relief, Ryan. Have you put in your garden yet? emoticon

Emme, how was your music camp? emoticon

Erika, are you getting better and stronger? emoticon

Judy, how does it feel to be home for awhile? emoticon

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spring is showing up here....finally. it was in the high 60's and sunny today. emoticon

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I ended up with something like 23K. Even I was impressed. My usual is 5-10K but I made an effort to walk a lot more (walked to work and then to hubby's work to meet up with him, then went shopping to boot).


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Morning!

Having a coffee--off to fiddle lesson, pop in at the grocery, and then a marathon work day. A cool, foggy morning here.

We saw so many birds this weekend--coveys of quail, red-throated blackbirds, hawks, buzzards, and a huge turkey that walked right through the middle of camp. They are fearless. Lots of little lizards, too, snakes, and deer.

Back in the land of car horns and trains. More soon... Gotta dash.

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Good morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I got a lot of steps in yesterday going for an early walk and then walking Charlie in the afternoon (but probably not as many as Kelly did emoticon ).



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emoticon becky. i'm up my annual 5 passover pounds. but i plan to get rid of them in record time!

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emoticon Down exactly one pound!!!!!!!

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emoticon Kelly!!!

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i only get steps like that when we go away because we walk everywhere we go then. not to mention the walking around in the exhibit halls. kelly, i'm really impressed with 15k!

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WOW Kelly!! 15K! You were happy to get 7K a little while ago, as I remember. Impressive emoticon

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Over 15k steps already (which happens when you walk 6 miles on purpose). Not too shabby!


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thanks, becky. that's interesting.

i made it to the gym again this morning. switched it up a little by trying the elliptical. it was a good workout.

i made a deal with my trainer. i have to start working with him again by may 1st or else i forfeit a session. that means getting to the gym 3-4 times next week again. my real goal is to get there 5 days, mon-fri. for now i can't go on weekends.

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Why....you ask?

"Hereís why: Back when we used typewriters, every character was given the exact same amount of space on the page. That meant the letter i was given the same amount of space as the letter m, even though it clearly didnít need it. This is called monospaced typesetting and itís, well, spacey. We needed that extra space between sentences to make it easier to see the beginning of new sentences.

Word processors and computers and everything that is not a very old typewriter use mostly proportionally spaced fonts, which adjust spacing to the size of the letter. Thatís why a proportional font can squeeze 12 letters into the same space where a monospace font can only fit nine."

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becky, that's interesting about the double spacing after the end of a sentence. i find that i do it, too. it's especially interesting to me since on my phone, a space is automatically inserted after punctuation. my question is, why stop doing that? there was a reason for it and that reason hasn't gone away.

i've chosen a few shows from Netflix to watch on my tablet at the gym. shows that i had interest in but never stayed up to watch. right now my front runner is "west wing" which my boys love. if i watch an episode each day, i'll be through all 7 seasons in about 6 weeks..

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emoticon Erika!!!! In this mindfulness program that I am doing (at a snail's pace) I've read articles on changing your perspective/attitude. Interesting stuff.....hard to do. emoticon

Emme, I read an article on FB a few days ago, and as our resident expert, I thought of you. It said that those of us who are old enough to have taken typing in high school and have used typewriters need to stop double spacing after each period, exclamation point (etc) at the end of our sentences now that we use computers. I started paying attention and realized that I definitely do it. (Just did it, in fact). A habit of THAT many years is hard to break. emoticon

Kelly, I hope you finish up all your dental work soon!!! I'm glad to hear that you get some pain relief now from the medication. emoticon

Judy, I just looked up bush beans. I thought they were a type of bean.. That's an excellent idea for our garden.. Rapid results are important for preschoolers. emoticon

Ryan, you must be thrilled that summer is on the way. Hopefully next winter will be kinder to the east coast!! emoticon

The electricity went out in the balneario last night just as we were starting our yoga class. All the people in the weight room and the skating rink and the others doing spinning left....and the music stopped (thankfully). We had our class in silence by the little bit of light from the emergency rooms outside peeking in....and it was WONDERFUL!!! The lights came on just minutes before we finished the class. emoticon



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It was a big day: I drove to the park near my house, got my friend to take my dog, and crutched all the way around the little loop at the park (Judy you know which one I mean). Wow was I happy! Just goes to show you, attitude is everything. Where I before might have been thinking, "darn those kids, why can't they walk the dog, I don't have time for this," now I was thinking, "man it is gorgeous out here, isn't this great???" emoticon

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Becky bush green beans grow fast, are easy and make lots of beans.

Hi Pauline good to hear from you. I am going to look up Ideal Protein.

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Things are a lot less painful without said tooth (which was very infected). I'll still need a cleaning and possibly a small filling in the tooth that was next to the one I just had extracted....ah the dental saga never ends. I'll probably schedule that for next month. I just need a break....

It's funny because the ibuprofen wasn't touching the pain of the tooth but seems to do fine to make me not sore from the extraction.

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A quick hello, then pack up the car to leave. A sunny day, but a little chilly. Need to take some real shoes for walking, not just sandals.

So nice to see everyone here! More from the north when I get there. There is wifi at camp--a good thing and bad thing.

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Ryan, I love the idea of the TV show to watch only at the gym! I bet that will work. I should do something similar, should be back to stationary bike at least in another couple of weeks.

Becky, good for you on sticking to the eating plan! emoticon I also am not much of a TV person, and we don't have cable. We do get Netflix DVD's though. Just watched the Grand Budapest Hotel, it was sadder than I would have liked. The first half was great though.



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Erika, that's great news about your better mobilization (if that's a word). You'll be running marathons by the end of the year!! emoticon

Ryan, let us know what show you decide on for the gym. We just got fed up and cancelled our cable. All those channels.....a rising cost....and there was never anything to watch. My DH put up an old fashioned antenna (did you know some of them now come with remotes so you can move it around to get a better picture without having to go outside?). We got netflix, but since I have never been a TV or movie person (I prefer books), I need some suggestions. I watched a documentary on the Dalai Lama that I loved.....which led me to "Seven Years in Tibet". One of these days I'll browse and see what all is available.

Kelly, I hope the tooth extraction brought you instant relief!!! emoticon

Emme, have fun at music camp!! I have managed to stay with "clean eating" for four days now....and I felt much better when I worked out with my personal trainer yesterday. I think I may stay on the phase two because I think I need the extra (good) carb calories for energy.

Judy, we pulled up all the flowers in the two small gardens around the school (box style) and the kids planted vegetables. We planted lettuce, cabbage, bell pepper and tomato plants in one and I am going to go look for vegetable seeds Saturday so they can plant quick growing vegetable seeds, too. None of them have gardens at home so I thought it would be fun for them to watch the miracle of growth.

Pauline, don't disappear on us!!!!!

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made it to the gym yesterday. i decided to try emme's idea of choosing a TV show to only watch at the gym. i need to find something that will really hook me so that i won't be able to wait for the next episode.

erika, that's great news about your getting around so well. when do you get out of the boot? they are so cumbersome.

judy, this year norm wants to have a bigger garden in the back and he's giving me the garden area in the front for flowers. i don't know when we'll be able to plant, though; we still have snow on the ground!

pauline, so great to hear from you. give me a call and let's go to lunch sometime. are you still working?

kelly, how's your tooth (or lack of tooth) doing? not to painful, I hope.

did you all hear the verdicts for the boston marathon bomber? guilty on 30 counts, 17 of which carry the possibility of the death penalty. sentencing phase of the trial may start as soon as monday.

time to get my act together. have a great thursday, all.
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Happy Hump Day! happy to be on the downhill slope to the weekend. I still don't have nearly my usual energy level, I think it will still take awhile before I am back to normal. I am still on crutches in my surgical boot, but my walking is getting better. I think another week or two I'll be able to walk short distances without the crutches (but still with the boot).

Ryan, I was think of what you said, how you've become so boring. A lot of the interesting things in my life are kid-related...and that will be gone soon. DS is turning 17 this month...can't believe it. I am just BORING. When I get a little bit more space in my life (whether from kids leaving or my job leaving or what-have-you), I am going to do some interesting things again. Emme is my role model. I also have another friend who always has a book club, Spanish class, Zumba, or something going on. This boring phase is just a phase...an interesting butterfly-Erika will emerge sometime soon! Ha!

Pauline, so glad to hear from you . Do stop by, we miss you!! emoticon

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emoticon Pauline! Great to see you here again. Yes, I was in Toronto where it was something like 400 degrees below zero, or at least that's what it felt like. Jelly beans are what got me into the re-gaining phase of my life that I'm still fighting. Ugh. Such tasty little bundles of weight gain.

If only we could get Marie back....

Kelly, sorry about your tooth, but at least an enforced diet for a while. I hope it heals soon, though.

Ryan, normal is good. Routine is good. Enjoy some passover rolls (yum), and keep on. emoticon

Judy, good to hear from you. I sometimes think the probiotics vary from batch to batch.

Erika, how's the healing going?

Becky, I am only doing phase 2 for now. I should probably go back and do phase 1, but right now it's hard because of going off to camp tomorrow. When I'm back on Monday. Still, did well on Monday, and came down 1/2 pound. Yesterday was mostly good, but dinner wasn't perfect.

Okay, work to do, and camp to pack for. First, another emoticon ...


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i never made it to the gym yesterday. if i go today and tomorrow, i don't have to see my therapist for 2 weeks. if i don't go, i have to go back on friday!

my passover rolls came out good. i'm giving them to jared for sandwiches since he doesn't eat matzah.

i actually have a busy day today. drop off papers to daddy's accountant, gym, nurse practitioner for my med check. i'm dreading that because she weighs me. passover always adds about 5 pounds and I was doing so well. emoticon

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I got in 8k Monday and 10k yesterday!

I got my tooth pulled yesterday too. On the plus side I probably won't be tempted to overeat the next few days. Right now I don't feel like chewing and I have to rinse with salt water after everything I eat.


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Pauline, it's good to see you here again. I hear you about the jelly beans!! My recent downfall was caused by Girl Scout cookies. emoticon I am trying to do a couple of weeks of the South Beach diet re-start.


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Hi everyone, how's it going. I'm doing well. I gained back 15 #'s of the 30 I lost. Jelly beans are the culprit. LOL! Anyway I'm back to take that off plus some. I want to go to 138 this time. I went to 143 before. I'm doing Ideal Protein again. I gain so easy, it's scary. So I'll be tracking again to make sure my carbs are low enough. I hope to drop in and say hi!

Emme, I saw on Facebook you spent some time out this way. Huh! Didn't like the cold at all. It was brutal wasn't it.

Shout out to Becky, Erika, Judy, Ryan and Kelly!!

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Ryan, this "holding steady" lifestyle is exactly what you need right now during your grieving process, my friend. "Routine" is excellent for you!!! And the rolls sound wonderful!!! emoticon

Judy, I hope your new pills help. emoticon on your garden and herb garden!! I think I would like to do some gardening when I have a little more time on my hands. When we went to the farm I was envisioning all kinds of thinks that we could plant around the house out there.

Emme, how did it go yesterday? I had a harder time yesterday, but I managed. Today is phase one day, so I need to stay really busy!! You will have the "cadillac" of pedometers when you get your apple watch. emoticon

Kelly, how many steps did you get in yesterday? I just made it to 10,000.

Emme, you will have the Cadillac of pedometers with your apple watch. emoticon

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it suddenly hit me how very plain and boring my life has become. i read all the posts and i have very little of interest to say. my days are pretty routine. today i'm trying a new recipe for passover rolls. then, hopefully, to the gym. 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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4/6/15 10:38 P

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We had people over for Easter dinner but I was having gut problems so I barely made it. Much better today thank goodness. I think my probiotic pills got overheated at some point in my travels so I am ordering new ones to see if that will solve the problem. More people for dinner tonite and a house guest for a week doing carpenter work around the house. He built a big herb garden for me on my deck outside the kitchen. I am very excited about growing herbs so easy to access. I got my veggie garden planted with tomatoes peppers zuchini eggplant strawberries beans and mustard greens. I am planting really late for FL so i will keep my fingers crossed.

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becky, that's great that you walk that much on a regular basis. i stepped up from the bike to the treadmill at the gym, so my step count on gym days is good. in general, if i don't go to the gym i'm pretty inactive. i do things around the house, but nothing involving much walking around. i spend way too much time on my you know what.

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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. "

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
(Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908 - 1973)

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4/6/15 2:00 P

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It's a deal, Emme. I am determined to do two weeks....one day phase one....the next phase two....to try to get my poor mistreated system back under control. The day one is sure hard, but it's doable. emoticon

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Great work, Becky! Glad the Fitbit is coming in handy. I think I've mentioned I may be abandoning my Fitbit for an Apple watch soon. We'll see which I like better. I was also thinking about doing a round of South Beach. Count me in--let's encourage each other. I'll be at music camp over the weekend, but it's not a big deal, as food there is healthy and I don't have time to snack. I always come back the same weight or less.

I'm glad everyone made it through the weekend. I need to set up my points page. Here we go!




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That's awesome Emme! I'm striving to get up to 15000 - 20000 but right now 10000 is still difficult.

I'll be getting my tooth out tomorrow which should make me feel better in general too.




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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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Erika, I'm so glad you got to go to your desert Easter party. You've been doing that for years, haven't you? It sounds like a wonderful tradition. I hope you win your weight bet. emoticon

Ryan, I'm glad you made it through Passover seders. The first of all the holidays and special days after a loved one dies are so hard. Thinking about you!!! emoticon

Emme, emoticon are the devil!!! I can't believe I ate so many. It's like they put a spell on me and my hand and mouth took over all control. emoticon

Kelly, emoticon on your 10,000 steps. I started using the fitbit Emme so generously sent me again. It really is an excellent tool. I walked my usual route yesterday and it is just about 10,000 steps. With the rest of the day's activities I came in over 14,000 steps. I need to aim for 15,000 daily to try to whittle down this cookie weight.

Judy, how was Easter at your house? Did you guys go out on the boat?

Have a great Monday everyone!!

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4/5/15 9:55 P

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Had a wonderful time in the desert, perfect weather and great friends. emoticon

Now it's back to the real world. Weigh in tomorrow morning for my bet with my work friend. $$$ YIKES! I'd better take this seriously.

Becky congrats on your fresh start! I think South Beach is a good one to try. Veggies and protein emoticon

Goal: get back below 140!!!!

-Erika



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Made it through emoticon . I'm going to try to follow the South Beach Diet for a couple of weeks....alternating days - phase one with phase two - because I don't think I'd be able to do only phase one for two weeks. Vamos a ver.....



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happy easter to everyone. i made it through the passover Seders (barely) with a lot of familial support. my brother even skipped a couple of parts that were traditionally my father's.

erika, be careful on those crutches.

emme, enjoy your company.

becky, no more girl scout cookies from me.

judy and kelly, 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."
(Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908 - 1973)

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