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7/18/13 8:16 A

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For me the cravings were not all that bad. I think it was the habits that were hardest to break, the "ritual cigarettes", like the ciggie after breakfast, the one after dinner, the one on my way to the tram, or the ones wheni was sitting together with friends, chatting.
The only thing that helped was throwing the old rituals overboard and creating new ones. That why I think that electronic cig for going out would not have worked for me. But maybe it's the right thing for your co-worker, you never know!

What makes work so crazy busy for you at the moment, is there anything you can do about it, or is it just something you have to wait for to pass?
Good luck with that! Overtime working can be so stressful.
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7/18/13 7:07 A

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I haven't connected it to sparkpeople yet. I keep forgetting. lol You can find friends if you connect facebook to your fitibt or by searching for an email address. I'm not hard to beat because I usually get less than 10,000 steps a day. I will PM you my email address and you can find me that way. My co-worker at work stopped smoking Sunday. She said yesterday that her cravings are almost gone, and she took a test to determine the amount if nicotine in her system and she has zero. She still wants to get one of those electronic cigs for when she goes out.

I am hoping that sometime soon things will slow down enough at work that I can start leaving on a regular basis and can get to the gym again. Hoping!!

Gonna get moving, have a great day!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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7/18/13 5:27 A

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Good morning!

Donna, quitting smoking was one of the best things I ever did. I just feel sooooo much better, I get sick less often and I was so glad to get rid of the stink. It's been 3.5 years now and I never ever want to go back to smoking. I have not missed it for a minute.

I know about that junk food cupboard issue - I usually take care that the stuff does not enter my house, or I will eat it when I'm bored or frustrated. I hope your new office will get rid of your problem. Also: stairs, yay!
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I'm getting used to my fitbit and it's fun to see how the steps add up but now I'm having troubles with logging everything properly on SP. I've connected the fitbit to SP and now it's giving me waaaay too many calories burned because it seems to add the exercise PLUS my BMR for the time I've exercised, while SP used to credit only the exercise calories.
For example my favorite 3.9 mile walk along the rhine that I mapped and saved a couple of years ago, SP always credited me 411 calories for that. Fitbit gives me 891, which is more than double?! So now SP starts telling me that I am exercising over my estimated weekly exercise calories and I should correct my numbers and eat more. That can't be right!
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How do you do it, have you connected your fitbit with SP? Do you get the same high numbers, or is it just me? I've searched a bit on the Fitbit Team page and it seems that quite a few people have that issue and it seems to have to do with the BMR counted in or out. Oh, I'm so confused!
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Have a great and not-so-frantic day!!

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7/17/13 7:12 A

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Congratulations on stopping smoking! That is awesome! I need to start using my tracker again. I use it once or twice a day but never every meal. I know that is what I need, and I need to buy healthy snacks, not junk. In my office we have crap to eat--candy, cookies, chips, etc. and most of it is kept in my office so when I get frantic and upset (which is several times a day right now because my job is crazy busy) I end up getting into the cupboard. I need to find something healthy to eat. When our office moves (in about five weeks) the food will be far away from me AND we will be on the 15th floor so at least once or twice a week I plan to take the stairs. That part all depends on my knees. You probably hit the nail on the head with the blood sugar issue.

Have a great day!


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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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7/17/13 5:24 A

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Donna, the setup was so totally easy! You won't believe it, I walked 15,000 steps yesterday, and I only got my fitbit at 3 p.m.! That was mostly because I wanted to check all my little daily routes for their distances so I thought I might as well walk to the deli to pick up a few things and then try my evening walk along the rhine route ... so I ended up with 10 km/6.2 mile walked.

Halloumi is a white semi-hard cheese made from sheeps or goat milk, sometimes cows milk too. I think it originated in Cyprus. It looks and tastes much like feta cheese, but it doesn't melt so quickly, so you can grill it. It's actually really good, but some people find it strange that it turnes "squeaky" when grilled - I love that!

I find that I really have issues with out of control eating when I don't track my food. I ate all kinds of rubbish those last couple of months, too much wine gum, too many late night sweet treats (puddings and such) and waaay too many empty carbs between meals, which made me feel constantly hungry because of blood sugar drops. I'm also finding it much harder to lose the weight now that my hormones are starting to change and I quit smoking a few years ago.

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7/16/13 8:55 P

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Hooray! Once you get set up on fitbit, look me up. I love mine. Your food sounds delicious! I love hummus and babaganoush and tabbouleh and all that stuff. Yum. I have no idea what halloumi is. It sounds like holy bologna. lol My eating has been out of control in a bad way. I just don't know why but I am starving hungry all the time--to the point my stomach growls. I hate that feeling. For a while I was eating vegetarian at least twice a week...but that didn't last very long. lol Once work gets caught up I hope to get to the gym on a regular basis. Right now I don't get home until after 7.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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7/16/13 8:59 A

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Woohoo, my FitBit is here! Now I just have to set it up (I can be such a dunce with stuff like that) and get going. I hope I don't lose it right away, will try to take care not that I know it tends to pop off.

That veggie barbeque was awesome, by the way! My tabbouleh got inhaled right away, and I'm going to finish the last of the Baba Ganoush tonight with a salad, I made so much. Our friend grilled skewers with veggies and halloumi cheese, which were delicious. Weird, if someone had told me beforehand that halloumi is somewhat rubbery squeaky I would never have tried it. But I love it!

Hope you are having a great day, we are really enjoying a few days of mid-summer here - that was badly needed, we had to wait for spring until June this year!
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7/12/13 7:18 A

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Ohhhhh I love tabbouleh and veggies! Yum! I so need coffee today. I haven't slept well at all for a while so I took an Ativan around 7:15 last night. Went to bed at 9:30 and slept straight through until the alarm went off. It was one of those heavy sleeps. Glad you ordered your fitibit. If it's the Ultra, it will count your stairs too. Just keep it clipped on something tightly. The first one I lost I just had it clipped loosely (not in it's holster) to my pants pocket and it popped right off at a restaurant while I was picking up lunch for the office. The second one that got lost I was running through the airport trying to get from Gate C to Gate B or something.

Okay, I need to get moving so I don't fall asleep. Talk to you later! Pouring my coffee now.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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7/12/13 4:01 A

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I ordered my fitbit last night and I can't wait! Should be here by Tuesday the latest. I hope I don't lose it right away, that would be just like me. I did order the clip-on thingie because I don't want to wear the wristband, ever since I stopped wearing a watch I realised how much better it feels without something on my wrist all the time.
I'm not sure I really need my sleep tracked (I sleep pretty well I think) but I do want to sync my steps to my fitness tracker.
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It is a beautiful day here, sunny and warm but not too hot. I hope this will be our weekend weather! Tonight a friend plans a vegetarian barbecue (Yeah, right?) and I'm supposed to bring something, so I'll run out now to the street market and get stuff for tabbouleh and some dip.
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7/11/13 7:12 A

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I do have a fitbit and love it. This is my fifth one unfortunately. I bought one, and lost it three weeks later. Bought another one and it broke but they replaced it free, that one broke and they replaced it free, but I lost it in the airport so I recently bought the one that goes on your wrist. I love it. It doesn't show the number of steps you are taking which I don't like but it stays on my wrist even when I take a shower. I had the clip on one before (and before and before and before) and would clip it on my bra every day but only when I remembered to. They all track sleep if you remember to turn it on and off each day, but this one will actually track the awake and asleep parts if you add the time the next day manually. It is still tracking movement. Last night I only slept for 6 hours and 20 minutes, and woke up three times.

Gonna head off to work. Have a great day!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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7/11/13 4:40 A

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Donna, that is really weird, it's not that expensive here. Then again, we don't have half gallon containers here, and a litre each of vanilla (for my coffee) and regular soy milk (for my cereal) usually get me through the week. I buy organic, non-GMO stuff at some german budget supermarket.
I'm really having difficulties getting started again, but then I thought it's no use waiting with eating healthier til I also have the time to exercise more. So I just started tracking my food again and squeezing in exercise where I could. I'm thinking of getting a FitBit for motivation, do you have one?
Have a great and motivated and un-stressed day!
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Oh it's so good to see you! I wish soy milk was a little less expensive. I hate paying so much for a half gallon because my daughter over does it and will drink the whole thing in one sitting. lol I'm still fighting with myself trying to get started again. I am hoping that work will slow down soon and I can start getting to the gym on a regular basis and can stop this darned stress eating! Any day, now, any day...

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Coffee anyone? I just fixed a couple of vanilla soy lattes in case anyone else likes the taste ... I know soy milk is not for everyone, but I've gotten quite used to it.

I'm giving tracking my food and exercise another go and I thought while I'm at it I might as well drop in for coffee. Have a great ay everyone!

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6/24/13 10:45 P

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Ha ha too funny! I know the whole vanity party. My son got married last year by proxy and was going to have a formal wedding this month but it has been postponed. I told them I had to be a size three first. lol

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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I agree Donna...the marriage is the most important part.
But I have a wee bit of vanity about the wedding.
And...Owen is one of 11 kids. None of the guys are single. Most aren''t as sweet as him.

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The wedding is fun but the important part is the marriage. Try not to worry so much about the wedding part. (Yes it's easy for me to say a billion miles away lol) I am sure you will be a totally beautiful and amazing bride no matter what! I do wish we lived closer, I would love to be there! Still waiting for my parallel life to catch up. ha ha Does he have a brother?

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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6/24/13 1:21 P

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YAY...tracker is finally moving in the right direction.
Geeeesh!
My wedding is Sept. 7 Donna...if you were closer I'd want you to come:)
I feel my stress levels slowly rising...every time I think of all the things we still have to do...and it's only 11 weeks away. It would be so easy to eat everything in sight.
It's the fear of looking chunky in my wedding photos that keeps me toeing the line.



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Good for you! That sounds like a great plan. What day in September? You know my BIRTHDAY is in september. It's a very important day. I just got back from a work trip up to Chicago and back so no exercise or healthy eating for me. Yuck. I have to get control soon. My stress levels are getting higher, and I still deal with stress eating. I keep thinking I will boot out all the sugar in my diet for a few weeks and see if the urges go away but just haven't made it that far yet. So far I dont think I've had any hot flashes, so that is good. My sister said I would know. I have thought maybe but she said there is no maybe. My doctor said I don't have to have them so I won't. emoticon

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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A little stiff and sore today. I decided I was ticked off at how slooooooow the weight is coming off even with tons of cardio and healthy eating according to the tracker here.
I reread the book, "Body for Life for Women" and decided to do her 12 week program. Since there's only 12 weeks to my wedding.
I started putting weight training into the mix every other day, alternating upper and lower body. I'm hoping that will do something positive for me by September. I'm still using the trackers here to keep a hold of my nutrition balance...and chart my time on the physical tracker to make sure I have enough time in there too.

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6/12/13 8:48 P

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Congrats to your sister, that's wonderful. Lunch today was a cup of soup and a turkey and swiss sandwich. Not too bad but could have been better. dinner was a frozen pot pie. Bad choice.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Well...maybe that 2 pound loss will come with your morning poop.

We are headed to Calgary for my sisters graduation today. She got her Masters in Counselling. I am watching my intake because there is going to be a supper out at a restaurant after...I'll have to be as careful as YOU were.



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Good morning! I hope you slept well! emoticon emoticon Have some breakfast. I keep starting to track then get distracted and forget. It's hard sometimes because we eat lunch every day at work from different restaurants. I usually try to get the lower cal items but it's hard sometimes. yesterday we had Olive Garden and I really really really really wanted the alfredo but I got the venetian chicken which is the lowest calorie item on the menu. It was good though...just not what i really wanted. I should get an automatic two pound loss for the sacrifice! lol

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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6/12/13 12:58 A

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Hey Donna...I see that our weight loss is close to the same...and our goals are about the same too....
Don't make me come there and kick your short butt!
We can BOTH do this thing!
Be all hot and everything.
And not just in a menopausal kind of way:))



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Ha ha if typing burned calories I'd be a size three! Lol. Tonight I'm trying to figure out if it is hot here or if I'm having a hot flash. I went to walk the dogs and the humidity is thick thick thick. Yuck. Any second now I will be caught up at work and can get to the gym. Any second. Lol.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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I went hunting some other active teams too....it's nice to have encouragement and camaraderie.But...have to remember to do more than sit on the computer all day...actually have to get up and move to make anything successful.
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Yea, these threads have been really slow. I hop on anytime there is activity, but there usually isn't much. There are a couple of other teams I belong to where we talk everyday and it helps. For a while I got sucked so far into teams that all I did was read and post. Now I've narrowed it down to about four active teams...two really active and two sometimes active. Today I should have exercised but didn't. Boo to me.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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I can understand what you're talking about. I'm 48. Had a hyster last September. Have no hormone help. Was hungry all the time but too painful to exercise. It's been tough slogging. I noted that when I gained those first 5 pounds...they found 2 friends...and those friends found 2 friends...and so on....
I see how quiet things have become on the boards I used to belong to. This coffee room and the wine room used to be rockin' places.




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I am so excited for you! It is wonderful to see you so happy! I do miss the accountability that we used to have here. It is so easy to just forget about posting and forget about eating right or exercising...but for me, now that I'm over the age of 50, I really have to be careful! It is so easy to get comfortable in that extra five pounds...then it becomes normal and I gain five more...then that becomes normal and pretty soon I'm where i was when I started!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Logging in my workouts and food intake is one of the huge reasons I came back here. I KNOW I shovel way more than I should into my pie hole. It's easily done. I love food. I can make a peanut butter/honey sandwich with 2 slices of bread...then build 2 more of them...and eat it all for lunch without blinking. But BAM...there's my calorie limit for the day. Logging in food is a huge wake up call.
Also with the workouts. I SWEAR that I work off the equivelant of all those sandwiches in my hour long walk with fiance. But no...not even close. It might equal ONE of those 6 slices of bread.
The tracking keeps me accountable.
The wedding cheat meal was awesome. I enjoyed every yummy bite and sip.
Back to my regular life of watching portions/calories and working my butt off.
My next fall from grace is going to be on my wedding day...I intend to give myself total freedom that day. BUT...that's still 3 months away.



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That sounds like a great plan! I love cake. DD will be at a friend's house until Tuesday--provided no teenage drama happens and she has to come home early. lol Then she starts summer school so I won't have to worry about her this summer until the beginning of July. She will be working for a friend of mine once summer school is out but I have to figure out how to get her there and home again. She doesn't have her driver's license and won't get it for a while. She needs to show a lot more responsibility before I let her drive, and i can't afford to BUY her a car, she can't afford to buy a car, so there isn't really a reason for her to have her license anyway.

I started logging my food yesterday at breakfast and forgot the rest of the day. I'm sure I went over though. Yuck. No wonder I can't lose weight. Today I will try to log every bite I take and hopefully it will help me realize once again how many calories I'm taking in.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I'm glad you have a good job. When I met fiance he had a set of twin 16 year old girls...so I can understand how that can keep one busy.
I know, for myself, I can have all the gym type memberships in the world...doesn't mean I'll actually GO there. By the time I get home from work...I want to stay home. With the weather finally decent I go for long walks with fiance...or chug away on my treadmill watching a very important soap opera:)
Today we are heading out to a friend's wedding. I decided a couple weeks ago that this reception was my one cheat meal of the month. I'm being very careful with my breakfast and lunch...so I can indulge tonight...in a piece of cake...mmmmm....cake....



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My work just gets busier and busier. lol I have two people under me now and still work 60 hours a week. I'm exhausted but it is a good job. My daughter is with me full time and keeping me super busy when I'm not at work. She is 16 and good at it. We have a Y membership but I am working too hard to be able to use it. Sigh. One day...

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I am working in the same place. I live only a block away. I, too, have a new manager...but his hands are being directed from above him and there have been huge changes in the Alberta Health Services. We aren't the only facility going through them. Stressful for most as most don't like change.
But...who knows...new rotation, new faces to work with...dig us out of our ruts...could be a good thing.
Wish I had that hunk of land to go to like Gene does:)
As for not liking change...I really like that you are still here:) Although...taking you with me to Facebook helps too.



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What a wonderful thing to work toward. Are you still at the same place? I am but we have new bosses so it's kind of scary. I don't like change but if I just do the best I can do I will be fine I think. Lol.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Yes..it would be difficult if I wasn't able to leave my work at work at the end of a shift. This is a major reason why I didn't want to even look at the management position when it came up a couple years ago.
As it is now...I have lots of time to get exercise in. Just struggle with motivation some times.
Although...having the wedding dress arrive...too tight...was plenty of motivation for me:)



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I'm so excited for you! One day I'll meet someone again, when the time is right. Life is crazy busy right now, and i need to figure out a way to fit exercise in the mix somehow. I think that work might be getting to a point that I can leave on time AND leave my job at the office. Now I bring something home to work on every night. lol Any second...any second. lol

have a great day! Enjoy some nice hot coffee.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Hello Donna:)
Yes...he has a brother. Several, in fact. All married though....lol. There's 11 siblings
in his family, and I have the pick of the litter;)
He cooks to order...so I have no excuses for MY poor eating.
He drags my butt out for walks when I feel lazy...
He sets me up with epson salt foot baths for my nail bed infected big toes(I'm determined not to let the pain of it stop my progress!
Got a wedding dress to squeeze into!

And Gene...the goals for the near future is to get a hunk of land...I am looking forward to talking about it like you do yours:)



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AHHHHHHHH!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!! Annette it is so good to see you! I've been stalking you on facebook but it isn't quite as much fun. lol congratulations on the upcoming wedding. How very exciting! Does he have a brother? i'm still looking. haha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Hi guys:) I was gone a while. I could smell coffee and needed a revival cup. Nice to see Gene and Donna chatting away. I was struggling with a bunch of poundage I put on since my hysterectomy last fall, so I decided to do what worked for me me before. Come here and track everything and work my butt off.
I have a wedding dress to fit into in 3 months.
And I'm vain enough to want to look amazing as a grand-ma bride...lol
I have one of those naturally swimmer-body thin fiance's...he can eat anything and that tapeworm he MUST have, takes care of it.
He pisses me off!



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I feel so wide awake on Sunday nights that you'd think I had twelve cups of coffee. Lol. I actually have less on Sunday than on weekdays! Go figure. Lol.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Thanks for the coffee!!!!

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So does anyone want a cup of coffee? I'll leave a few here in case someone wants to have some. you can add some rum if you want. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Glad your audit is over and I hope everything went well. I'm still waiting for mine. I'm ready, just at the sit-and-wait stage. Had my sister over for dinner tonight--my parents are here for the weekend and I made 3 Pinterst recipes. They were all very good. So glad it turned out. Waiting a little bit for my son, he may skype me but if he doesn't skype soon I'm going to bed. It's 11:30. yikes!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Hi all! My audit is over and I finally have some time to catch up with my life!! So I thought I'd come by and say hello.

Hope everyone is doing well. I've been busy as usual, but doing fine. I'm trying to figure out how to fit in a swim today. I need some exercise!!!

Have a great weekend!!

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Oh I'm sorry you have an infection but glad you got the right prescriptions. Hope you feel better soon. Post a picture of the coat when you are done! I can't even sew buttons on a coat much less make one!

Donna

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I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Went to the doc yesterday and after 5 xrays, they agreed with my diagnosis of sinus infection and gave me my antibiotics. So glad I paid them for my diagnosis..lol. Still feel like someone took a baseball bat to my face but all should be mucho improved by tomorrow..lol. Started a new sewing project - making a coat for myself for a party I have to go to on the 5th. Figured it would keep me busy for a little bit so I don't go stir crazy. Made another pot of soup - got to love "open the freezer/refrig and toss it in a pot" soups! This one has garbanzos, ham, broccoli, onions, butternut squash, carrots, ginger & curry. YUMMY!


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Hope your knee is okay! Yikes! I'll be working until the day I die. I have no retirement and I know social security won't be around when I'm older. If I happen to win the lottery I will switch to part time (3 twelve hour days) and then have four days off every week! I might even take vacations and travel sometimes. lol Today was another 12 hour day...tomorrow will be a third. Thursday I leave early to take the dogs to the boarding place and I will be working late Thursday, Friday and all day Saturday. Yea! It's good though, Thursday night thru Saturday (part of Sunday) is a convention so it's fun stuff.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I like our land and I am looking forward to retiring out there some day.

6 miles of elliptical before work (45 minutes). 1 mile of elliptical during lunch (9 minutes)and hurt my knee. Switched to the stationary bike and did 5 miles (21 minutes) Chest and tricep strength training.

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*Don't eat anything at work except for what I bring in my lunch box (2nd year)
*Run/Walk 1000 miles (1st year)

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That's quite a bit of land! My grandfather on my mother's side was a farmer...my mother used to work in the fields all summer long from the first day she could walk.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Not much: 10 1/2 acres. It's not much but my grandfather and I use to run cattle on 40 acres and my great-grandfather had 160 dairy farm. I am the only family member left that owns any of it.

75 minutes - 10 miles of elliptical, 22 minutes of SP Bootcamp, back and bicep strength training.

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*Don't eat anything at work except for what I bring in my lunch box (2nd year)
*Run/Walk 1000 miles (1st year)

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