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Hi, guys. I've been busy today and just realized I haven't come on here yet.

Lindie - no worries. I think we should change the name of our city to Winterpeg because it is SO accurate. but today is a beautiful day out. It's only -3C right now, but I understand we have a chance of freezing rain. We don't need that...

Well, I'm off again. I just wanted to stop by to say hello. Have a great Saturday, everyone!

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.

Have a great day!
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a full day planned today and since I didn't get my steps yesterday I am making sure I am moving lots while doing the tasks I have to do.
Be safe out there, as they used to say on ?Hill Street Blues, was it?

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Good for you Susan but I caution, that you need to be more careful because if you had slipped or what not that might end your running altogether, as it turned out, it was fine this time. I suggest you look into your local community wreck centres and see if one of them have a running cirlce, that you could use. the scenery might not be that great but its better then running out in public in nasty weather and hurting yourself!

Someone asked about walking poles, I have used them and LOVE THEM when they are the right pole and the right fit. There are articles and videos on using walking poles, and I prefer the nordic walking poles and style of walking, it allows you to release and catch rather then hold constantly and you get a good work out for your back. A lot of people do not realize how many muscles they are using when swinging their arms, so if you can use poles, just swing your arms, your muscles will love you for it ! But remember that the poles are not canes they do not bare weight, they were not designed to do so !!

Gotta get a parcel off the family in winterpeg lol sorry Valerie ... but you know its winter now, so lets make the most of this season.

What can you do to turn around the winter blues which are hitting already?? This is a great time to tackle those items on the back burner that you did not want to do when the weather was great for being outside, so put on those moving tunes and get busy .. .or read, or watch a movie, or just make great plans with friends or family, play card games, play game games, just do !!!

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Good morning ladies, Well the good news is the snow is melting but the bad news is thatit is raining out .
The weather is so CRAZY!

After dinner last night was my exercise time as well as my husband's and we both said we would get our workout in once we did the dishes.
I was not looking forward to getting on the stationary bike again as I was getting bored of it and missing my power walking/running.

Well.......I decided to go out for a power walk instead but after passing 3 homes on my street I broke into a run. I was being cautious because some snow and ice was still on the sidewalks and I didn't want to slip. Once I started running, there was no stopping me. I just kept running and running and the more I ran, the better I felt. I couldn't believe how far I was going and not having to slow down to catch my breath. The fact was is that my breathing was going well and my legs and body were not tiring.
I ended up do 4.75 kilometers and ran that in 40 minutes. It was a slow run but it was because I was being so cautious. Out of that time, I only power walked perhaps a total of 10 minutes tops. THIS was my absolute best run ever!

I have no doubts in my mind that I WILL be running a 5K come June or perhaps earlier if something comes up. Now I know I can continue running as long as there isn't a foot of snow and ice out there.It was cold outside but I didn't feel it. The only thing I felt was elation.

Will do this again tomorrow if it isn't raining.
Sending best wishes out to everyone to have a great weekend and my you all feel positive and work towards reaching your goals. emoticon


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Hello Ladies!
It was a bright and sunny day here. I managed to get in some more Christmas shopping and had a few more items dellivered to the door. Tonight I'll be taking it easy and enjoy wrapping gifts for an hour or two.

My little dog loved her long walk today (and so did I.)

I had planned to get to the pool for a deep water workout, but was sidelined by a very helpful fellow in Lowes who needed to share his challenges with me. I did some companioning (Virtues Project work), and I think he felt better after someone took the time to listen to him. My Christmas errands put on close to 5K steps on my Fitbit...It was worth my time.

Stephanie, I love the recipe you posted. I'm planning on giving it a try.

Susan, I'll be thinking positive thoughts for your family. I'm sad to hear that your family is dealing with so many health challenges.

I have a question for the group. Do any of you use walking poles? I understand that they intensify your walk. I'm sort of curious about them.

Have a wonderful Friday night!
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Hello Ladies,

was out today Chrismas shopping again. I find it so difficult to come up with ideas for some of my family members. I really want to be original with gifts but also want them to be something I know they will make use of.

I got my grandson a crock pot today to take to college with him. He really wanted one badly so I have started on getting things for him that he will use. I also bought him a couple of 16 Gig flash drives to save school work on. I have been picking up things for him here and there as well as my daughter who is doing the same so he will have everything he needs when he leaves for school in January.

I was out for about 4 hours and got almost 7000 steps in during that time. Pf course I still have my cardio and strength training to do yet but just letting my dinner settle first.

Lynette glad to see you are continuing your walks with Sharon. Right now we have too much ice on the ground but it is supposed to start melting by tomorrow. I'll be taking advantage of this.

Stephanie, good luck with making healthy choices during your evening out
Lyndie, enjoy baking your meringue cookies, they souund delicious.

I got some really stressful news from my brother in law last night that his wife is quite ill. She had been having diarrhea for 2 weeks and he finally took her to the hospital where they dismissed her and told her to go home and take Imodium. Well he doctor collected 3 stool samples from her only to discover she has C Difficile (this is very serious) We had numerous patients died last year with this condition which became epodemic and my sister in law is still at home being treated with antibiotics. My brother in law told me last night that she was now vomiting and I told him to take her to the hospital out of our town. Our hospital is a poor excuse of a place to go to when sick or dying.
My sister in law is being stubborn and says she will be okay but she just doesn't realize how life threatening this can be.

I've told my BIL to take her to hospital if she gets any worse at all in spite of her stubbornness or he can become a widower very quickly. On top of her condition, my BIL is facing his own health issues with prostate cancer. He is doing okay so far but must continue to be monitored every 2 months.
His wife's sister has ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease) and she is now on a respirator and feeding tube. She has declined rapidly since her diagnosis in the spring. My Sis in law has been taking turns looking after her and this has made her run down since she already was immuno compromised with other health issues.
What a sad situation for all of them. They all need prayers for sure.

Well I am going to say good night and finish my cup of tea then go and work out.
I hope to get a full hour in and work up a good sweat. My weight is standing still right now and I still want to get the last 7 pounds off by June. It's a slow go but that's okay as long as I keep being active so I don't get weak or lose what I have gained in muscle mass thus far.

Have a great evening and a wonderful weekend. emoticon

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Friday already! I've had a busy week, with my weight meeting, dr appt, 2 volunteer shifts, laundry , flu shot, library, groceries, errands and tasks of various sorts ---and a dead van again! Will try it later this aft to see if last night's boost has done the trick.
Had a great walk with Sharon and we hope to do it more. We are back to nice weather here, sure sorry to see the mess in Buffalo, NY.
I have a full weekend ahead with a major fundraiser dinner and silent auction for our church, rehearsal for the women's service that I will be in, and a friend is participating in a craft fair so I will check that out for sure.
Enjoy the weekend and week to come, ladies as we head towards the busiest time of the year. Whee!


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Happy Friday to all the ladies on this thread.....

Lindie I went on line and looked up low cal meringue cookies and this had the best reviews.

Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
Ingredients:

Yield: 20 cookies approx. 25 calories per cookie
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Units: US | Metric
.4 egg whites, warmed to room temperature in the shell (Just put the eggs in a bowl of lukewarm water while you are prepping other ingredients)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


Directions:
1 Preheat oven to 225 degrees.

2 In a medium bowl, beat egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, vanilla and cocoa powder until soft peaks form.

3 Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until meringue is stiff and glossy (about 90 seconds more after all sugar has been added). Please note that it is important to beat the whites long enough. The cookies will spread and be thinner rather than lofty (as shown in the pic) if poured on the sheet prematurely. You don't want the whites to break (start to get crumbly and break a part) .that will result in failed meringues but you are going to beat these a long time -- sometimes it takes me 5 minutes or more! A stand mixer sure is a plus here. What we are doing is incorporating air into the egg whites. That is what makes these cookies lofty, big and light in texture!

4 Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

5 On a parchment-lined baking sheet, drop meringue by the 1/4 cup (I like to use an ice cream scoop with a release).

6 For chewy cookies with a slightly crispy outer crust: Bake until dry and slightly crispy on outside about 1 hour. Let cool on baking sheets and then remove to an airtight container with sheets of parchment paper in between layers.

7 For crispy more traditional meringues, cook until dry and crispy through about 1 1/2 hours. Let cool on baking sheets. Let cool on baking sheets and then remove to an airtight container with sheets of parchment paper in between layers.

Hope it helps.....

Also I've made some progress on my "smart phone" and I'm really liking it now...just takes practice I guess.....

Take care ladies and enjoy your weekend.....another eating out tomorrow night ....ugh...hope to be prepared and not over do it ......... emoticon



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Happy Friday everyone, I need to find a recipe for the merange LOL sp cookies ! So I might make some this weekend.

Hope everyone has a good day - stay safe, no falling, enjoy the snow even though it might be depressing - find the good ... cheers

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Morning, ladies. I trust you all had a good sleep.

Susan, that's great that you have that much shopping done. I haven't got much at all, but then, I only shop now for my dh, sons, and my mother. Mom's easy, though. She's happy with crossword books or scratch lottery tickets. It's my dh that I have problems with.

The weather around here is ridiculous. One day it's -22C (yesterday) and the next it's up to +1C (today). The only thing I like about it, though, is that the sun is almost always shining. But that fools you into thinking it's nice outside when it's really cold.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.

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hello everyone,

oh boy Val, it sure has been quiet in here today.
I went to my mom's for the day so she could get her groceries and ingredients to make her Christmas fruit cakes. Took her little dog out for a walk and shoveled the snow from her driveway so got some fitness in there.

I got another Christmas gift bought today so I am on my way to being half way finished.

Just finished 30 minutes on the stationary bike at 16 miles per hour.
The sun was out today so my mood is so much better than yesterday.
I feel great now that my bike ride is over .... I feel energized!

I do hope that everyone is not snowed in or suffering from SAD with the current weather conditions. The weekend promises a warm up and I will be a happy camper to get out for a run.
For now I will say good night and get the rest of my posting completed. Have a great evening everyone.

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Morning, ladies.
I did catch up on my sleep last night. Feel much better.

Boy - everyone is thinking Christmas - I know it's only 5 weeks away, but I just can't get into the spirit yet. My cousin already has her tree up! I think that's just wa-a-ay too early...

Lindie, those meringue cookies are a great idea. we really like them around here, so I should dig out my recipe book and make some. I'm sure they'd go fast... We're having our department pot luck on Dec 12th this year, so I was thinking of making cookies to bring. Maybe I'll make some of those along with ginger snaps...

Gotta run. Have a good day everyone.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.

Have a great day!
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Great suggestions Lindie! Thank you very much.

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Christmas here will most likely be me and the cat and I am ok with that, look it rymned I am a poet, didn't know it !!!

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I have decided to retire at 63 and have requested the pre retirement leave program at work where I would work 3 days a week but still receive benefits like full time. This is to help me live with a reduced income, sure its going to be cut in half, but when I did the calculation for the company pension at 63, the reduction and that are very close so this is a good move, just means I will have to watch my pennies...

If you want deserts that are calorie low - try flourless peanut butter cookies or grainless marang cookies, I am sure you all know what I mean .. if not I'll dig into my recipe book but spark should have some good recipes that are low cal.

Hope everyone is having a good evening, really do not have too much more to say ... cheers !

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Hello Everyone!
Susan, you are a lot like me! I have been working on my menu for Christmas dinner too. We are celebrating on Dec 27. I guess this comes to all of us with grown children when they are trying to manage their time between each of their respective families. We are having 20 around the table this year. Many of our guests are watching what they eat, so we are having turkey and prime rib. I'm going to deviate from the usual veggies and serve up roasted veggies and offer sweet potato long with the regular mashed.
I'm hemming about an alternative dessert that the calorie conscious can enjoy without the guilt. If anyone has some wonderful ideas, I would love to read them!
As for all of the goodies; my plan is to give all of them away in tins when everyone leaves at the end of the night. Neither my husband or me need to have those diet disasters in the house!
Parcels are arriving fast and furious to my front door. I have embraced the peace and relaxation of shopping online. I love that most things already arrive in a box and they are easy to wrap. I'm not a crowd loving individual, and I get annoyed very quickly as Christmas nears and the people in the malls become a little more rude and a lot more in number.
I guess that's enough of me driveling on!
Have a terrific evening ladies!
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Hello everyone,

well I got up at 7:30this morning and it was clear outside. I went back to bed until9:00 and when I got up we had already had 3 inches of snow. We have had snow all day and it is still snowing lightly.
Hubby shoveled already but it is so cold at -4C. Oh I hate snow! I spent the morning changing furniture around in our rec room as I want to get an idea of how to set it up for Christmas Day. This year we will only have 12 altogether for dinner which includes us so there will be plenty of room especially with the changes I made.

Two of my kids will not be here with their family for Christmas dinner but my mom will be along with my other two kids with their kids and I invited my sister and her husband and 2 girls to join us and they accepted.

I am such an organizer that I am already going through recipes for Christmas dinner. I DO NOT want to make a turkey because I don't like it, my mom doesn't like and quite frankly, I like change. Hubby is a bit miffed but I told him when I cook the turkey for our dog in another week, I will save him some for Christmas dinner. Hubby hates change but I told him to get over it LOL.

I am going to do a ham but I want the presentation to be really great and I am looking into some great veggie dishes that are low calorie and lactose free (for my brother in law)
I already have cabbage rolls made for Christmas dinner but I think I will make another batch to have for during the holidays.
I'm going to leave the dessert up to my mom and sister as I am not big on them. I will be getting a fruit cake from my mother who bakes up a couple dozen at Christmas time and that is my favorite Christmas treat. (I will have to pace myself for sure)

Well I better start thinking about what to make for dinner so I will say goodbye for now. Wind is supposed to reach 90ks per hour and they are just starting to pick up now.

Stay warm everyone. emoticon





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Morning ladies...our cold weather is staying for a few more days.... emoticon

Susan I give you lots of credit for going out when its sooooo cold outdoors...I hibernated all day inside the house yesterday.....today I had to go to work so I had no choice but to brave the cold weather.....but we have had no snow accumulation yet...... emoticon

Sharon and Lynette ....I am so jealous that you guys can go out walking together....I really need a walking buddy.....1) for the motivation & 2) because it gets so dark so early and I'm afraidy cat to go outside in the dark...... emoticon

Val so sorry you couldn't get your proper sleep emoticon ...I hope tonight is a better night for you....

I've lost 2 pounds of the 4 I put on over the weekend...and I'm afraid as soon as I get that off I'll put it all back on again this weekend when we dine out .....need to get off this yo yo... emoticon

My dh & I just got new "smart phones".....help!....we got the same type because I figured with both of us learning we could teach each other....big mistake....my kids just take the phones out of our hands and input the information that we ask them to SHOW us how to do.....so needless to say I'm not very savvy on how to use it....as a matter of fact I down loaded a walking app and now I can't get it to stop saying how many km I've walked and how long it's taken me ...well guess I'll be on the phone again with the provider tomorrow..... emoticon


Well need to get back to work...take care all have a great day..... emoticon

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Morning ladies.
Sharon and Lynette - I'm so glad you were able to get together. It sure helps when you have someone to go with you, doesn't it?

I couldn't get to sleep last night. So frustrating! I finally dropped off somewhere around 11:30-12:00. So, I know I'm going to be really, really tired today.

It's Hump-day today, ladies. Only 2 more wake-ups until the weekend. Have a great one.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.

Have a great day!
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Good evening,
Sharon and Lynette, so nice that the two of you could get together for a nice walk.

I went out this morning in the bitter cold and almost froze my face. emoticon I kept putting the scarf over my face as I fought the wind but it was blowing right through it. It was fine once I changed direction and had the wind on my back. The sunshine was so therapeutic for my low and melancholy mood I have been in for a few days. I was definitely rejuvenated. I stayed out for 30 minutes but came in after that to finish another 30 minutes of my cardio workout on the stationary bike. I feel as if I had a great day.

I did some knitting and some light housework and snuggled up with my pets today which always makes one feel warm and fuzzy all over.
Buffalo New York has been hammered with snow and still are. They are in a state of emergency and the bridges are closed at my end and no one can go over there. The airport is at a stand still as well.
One reported on the news was standing in the snow and it came up to his chest and he was not in a snow bank. They are expecting about 6 feet in total before it stops I believe. No one is allowed to be out driving and there are emergency vehicles to take public servants to their work posts. I sure hope they will clear out within the next few days. They are worried about flooding with the temps warming up on the weekend. Praying that everyone there remains safe and away from harm.

My grandson got his test written up in London today and is now ready to commence his studies there. He moves into the residence on January 3rd and starts classes on the 5th. We are all so proud of him.

Well back to my knitting. Working on the sleeve of a sweater now and hope to be done by the weekend. emoticon

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Good afternoon Ladies!
I had a wonderful afternoon talking and walking with Lynette. It was a beautiful day at Fish Creek Park. The sun was shining and it was +4! I logged about 7k, Lynette a little more as she walked from her home to meet me.
We're suppose to see some snow tonight, so if you're looking for me, I'll be the one grumbling and shoveling tomorrow morning.
Cheers!
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Good morning,

Well I was up early this morning since hubby is the one driving our grandson up to London today. Our daughter was going as well since this is her baby going off to college.
So far, I have yet to see the high winds of 70-80k's that they were calling for. This is why hubby went instead of me. The news caster is saying the winds are coming.
Right now the sun is shining brightly through my patio door emoticon and it feels great although it is very cold out there at -7C.
Hard to believe that Sunday and Monday are to get up around 12C,,,,,crazy weather for sure.

Today I will bundle up and get out for a lengthy power walk or run if the street isn't slippery. We still have a dusting of snow on the ground that has not gone away so it could make for slippery conditions. I'm hoping the sun will melt it away within the next hour for me so by the time I am ready the road will be clear walking.

Well, going get started on my day so will wish everyone a good day and a healthy one along with that sentiment. emoticon




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Morning, ladies,
Hope you all had a great sleep. I know I did. I love it when that happens...

Yes, Lindie, you're right - the computer does give the American spelling, but I just add the Canadian spelling to my dictionary and it will accept it then. I do tend to correct my spelling online - I don't like to see those little squiggles below the words. What kills me, though, is when you change the word to what it says and the squiggle still happens! Very frustrating...(for me, anyways).
Lindie, you may be a phonetic speller, but at least I can easily understand what you are saying. There are some people out there who don't even bother to try. That's what really bothers me...Besides, you have other talents - you're great at giving ideas and health tips on here. I always enjoy seeing that...

Have a great Tuesday everyone.

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I am a fonetic speller, notice I spelt it as I think it sounds .. so I tend to use my dictionary a lot ... for business letters LOL

I can't be bothered correcting a spelling mistake on line and then you get it wanting to give you the american spelling, so there you go ...

Hope everyone had a good Monday and stayed warm - its warming up here now so hopefully Irene is driving home with no black ice !!!

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Susan, when things aren't spelled right or when grammar is wrong, it really bothers me. It's one of my pet peeves. I tend to correct it as I'm reading it. Guess that's the "teacher" in me. LOL But you're right, the kids graduating now don't have any concept of how to spell. They've been encouraged throughout their school life that imagination is more important than how it's spelled. I don't agree - I think they are both equally important...

Well, I'd better go as I could go on and on and on...

Have a good afternoon, ladies.

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Good morning ladies. Well we have had our official snow fall today. Hubby is outside shoveling as I type this.It's only a couple of inches but it is here!

Now we have 3 sets of paws to wipe every time the dogs come in from outside but it is usually 4 sets because my granddaughter's dog is usually here 6 days a week during the day.

I was supposed to take my grandson up to London Ontario tomorrow to Fanshawe College to write a test. He is attending the college for the next 2 years to study marketing then on to Western University for one year after that for his B.A. With more snow being forecast I think hubby may take him instead. It is such a long drive (over 200 kilometers) just to write a one hour English test but I guess it is mandatory to see what level of English he is capable of in order to place him in his classes. It is a good idea because a lot of high school graduates as well as College and University grads have no concept of the the English language or even spelling for that matter. It absolutely floors me when I read some of the messages on Facebook and the fact that the younger generation can not spell is astonishing. I'm not talking typos either.

Recently a nephew got married and on the wedding invitation it was type that the parents would like to invite you to the wedding of ARE Children.........I just shook my head at that one.

Well, I best be moving myself here. I have woken in the middle of the night for the past 2 nights and was wide awake taking me over an hour to get back to sleep. Last night took over 2 hours so I slept in until 10:00 am. I hate late start days but nothing is pending so I will be okay. Maybe I will get some more knitting done today.

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Good Morning ladies...How was everyone's weekend?...I 'm at work this morning but need a rest from all my running around on the weekend..... emoticon

Have officially started my Christmas shopping and Irene I also like your 4 H's...but I must admit I purchases items for my oldest 3 grand kids...they are all getting winter boots this year.....I hope I don't have to give them their gifts early...we have snow on the ground today.....not a lot but enough to stick to the grass and rooftops.... emoticon .

Val that play you are going to see sounds great....my dh & I haven't been to a play in a long time....although this weekend I went to the casino with my girlfriends and saw "The Band Perry"...it was a sister and two brothers with a band that sang country and western music.....even though I'm not a big fan of this type of music theirs was up beat and modern...they even sang the Canadian national anthem....a first for me when seeing American entertainers.....

Lindie thanks for that tip about painting my nails....will try it next time I get the munchies late at night.....

To all have a great Mon..... emoticon

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Morning, ladies,
Irene some days are like that aren't they, where everything goes wrong. But my philosophy is that as long as it can be fixed, it's no big deal. and you guys were able to laugh it off, so that's even better. It is nice when you enjoy your chosen profession, isn't it?

It's -13C(feels like -21C) right now and is only supposed to go up to -9C (and feel like -17C). I do believe that winter has arrived for the year...

Nothing new to add so I'll just wish you all a good Monday. Careful driving out there. The roads could be very slippery.

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Glad that so many of you like the 5Hs - I wish I could take credit for it, but I got it from facebook. However, I do think that it is a good idea. Not all the gifts I give this year will be one of these, but many will.

Val, that play sounds great.

Big hi to everyone else.

Back to work day for me today, but that is fine - luckily I really like my job. And the people I was working with today were fun. Everything was going wrong today - but we all treated it with laughter.

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Lynette, I'm glad r had a good time, especially since it sounds like you planned everything. and yes - your mantra should be NOT MY PROBLEM. LOL

Well, Evan and i spent another 2 hours on his homework. We got through the play he had to read and made comments on each scene (they call them vignettes). Now we have to go back and expand on some of them. Those will be the ones he hands in. I would say we have another 3-4 hours at least to work on it. If we can get busy each evening this week, we should be able to have it handed in by the weekend or at the very least my early next week.

Next Saturday, my sister and BIL from Pinawa, my friend from work, my h and I are going to Celebrations to see "Oh Boy Buddy Holly". We thought it would be a great one. The story goes... "On one strange night, in a little town in the middle of nowhere Manitoba, something very strange and magical happened. The kids at Shallow Water High have spent their entire grade twelve year writing letters to their favorite rock n roll stars, begging them to come and play at their graduation dance. As this is to be Shallow Water's last graduation, the town has become too small and the school is closing. The kids have tried many tactics to convince their idols to appear, including stories from several generations of students about the school and what it has meant to them. The whole town became swept up in the campaign and everyone believed that one of the stars was sure to come...What they never ever expected was for Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and Patti Page all to show up! We invite you to attend the best Rock N Roll Graduation Party of all time Oh Boy, Buddy Holly." I can't remember what's on after that. - Oh Yeah - Dirty Dancing, then Once a time in Graceland, and then Modern Family Vacation. All very good one, we think...

Hope you've all had a great day today. Mine seems to have been pretty good, I got lots of exercise running up and down the stairs to the laundry area, so that was good. Right now I really have to go.. I took a pill and am already feeling it's effects. Have a good evening everyone. talk with you all in the morning. emoticon

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interesting reading about what you have all been up to. Val, I'm so sorry to hear about you being rear-ended.That kind of stuff is very disturbing for me after I spent months in a hospital bed due to a car accident years ago.
Last night was R's bday and housewarming party. It was very stressful for me tho that is mostly my own fault. NOT MY PROBLEM needs to be my mantra but I value things being done and done right so .....Anyway he had a good time and that is what is most important.
I hope to take it easy today. The 100 flights of stairs in the last 2 days should give me some breathing room, I hope!


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Good morning ladies,

woke up to snow on the lawn and deck however the snow is going away on the lawn and very slowly melting on the deck. emoticon
My dogs had me up early today, figures when hubby is at work, they want to be up before my time of 9:00 am emoticon emoticon emoticon

Since I played hooky from housework yesterday, I am going to be busy today. Floors need washing, bathrooms need scrubbing and furniture needs dusting. Guess I will be busy for a little while and then it will be time to start dinner.

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Morning, everyone. Hope you all had a good sleep. I did. It sure is nice to sleep in, too.

We woke up with more than just a skiff of snow on the ground. We now have about an inch of the white stuff. I guess it's here to stay now and I'll have to start wearing my snow boots. sigh...

I like your idea of the 5 H's as well, Irene. It's much more in the way the Christmas Spirit should be than what's happening these days. If everyone would do them, then Christmas wouldn't be so commercialized...

Well, laundry is waiting for me and maybe I'll even get busy and do a little baking today. Something different than what I have been doing. I think my family would like that...Have a great day everyone.


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Good evening ladies,

I have had a great day today as I went out and did some Christmas shopping and got some good mall and parking lot walking in at the same time. I have finished shopping for a few family members now so I am well into the Christmas Spirit.

I managed to get a good 30 minute cardio workout on the stationary bike after dinner and that's it for today because I did my strength training last night.

Lindie both of those articles are great.
I love working at a high intensity level because I am a real extrovert. I am always very energized and have a need to be active all the time. My daughters go crazy when I visit because I am always getting up and doing something that I see needs doing. I try very hard not to but sometimes it is just too hard to sit still. I have been like this all of my life.
I also love challenges and anything that is difficult it what I want to try.

As for when to exercise, I do it when I want to, I don't follow a plan of exercising on an empty stomach or think about things such as "fat burning zones" I do however give a day in between strength training so my muscles have a chance to repair after a workout. I go for heavier weights and less reps than the lighter weights and more reps . This is something I learned at Spark People. Strength training helps to burn calories even hours after a workout.

I always do cardio for a minimum of 10 minutes before strength training as well.

As for Nordic walking, I think it is an awesome idea. I have friends who do it all the time and use the poles for their hikes and their walks. One older gentleman who walks on one of my running paths uses the poles as well and he loves them.
It is a great way to burn extra calories at a low impact. The poles are not for me however as I like my arms to be free to swing forward and back and to change my music channels around at times on my Ipod. I often fidget with my hat or my ponytail as I walk as well so poles would only be in my way.

Irene, I love the 5H's idea and I especially love hand made and hand me down gifts. The helping hand is most important and I find it is always nice especially at Christmas to help out those who are less fortunate. I believe I am actually following your 5H idea and didn't even realize it..

Val, so happy to hear that your computer is running better. On my last update, mine was chugging there for a bit and then I did a good clean up and it is better now. I like C Cleaner for getting rid of the old files that are no longer needed.

Well, I am off to have a nice soak in the tub and getting to bed early tonight. Think I will get back to a book I started a couple of weeks ago and let go because of my knitting.

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Valerie, I found I was walking more with the poles then without but never when shopping was going to happen ... hard to do poles and bags, unless I could just use my back pack.

Glad your computer is ok, its hard to give up something your familar with, however, I love new toys. I still have my toshiba lap top ... lol

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HI,
Lindie, those were really interesting articles. I forgot that you had those walking sticks. I looked into getting some but haven't yet. I really should as it might encourage me to go out and walk more. Maybe I'll have to mention it as a Christmas gift. Hmmm...

I just finished helping Evan with his assignment. We're not done yet, but at least now we have a good handle on it. I'm so glad we talked with his teacher about it. It really helped us to understand what he has to do.

Well, my computer is doing better - I think that the reason it's having problems is because of the updates that Microsoft put on it a few days ago. I've run the C Cleaner and cleaned out all the unused files. I've also run the virus scan and have no viruses that it could detect. Last night my dh ran the malware scan and found nothing malicious on it. I don't know why I get the black screen with the message to do the diagnostic, but I do, so I just hit F1 to continue when that happens now...
Yes, Lindie, I do know that some computers just die, but I don't think this one is quite ready to give up the ghost yet. LOL

It's 5pm so I had better go get some supper ready. Have a good evening, everyone.

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Susan, what do you think of this article ? I thought it pretty interesting .. although I can't exercise to the intensity that they suggest, but I can do better with the following :

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I thought you might like to see this as you can use them in the snow and can still do some form of cardio in winter, when you can't run ... just a thought ...

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Someone take this cold weather back, I do not like it, but I will go out in it shortly ... going to wally world and then who knows, been up since 4 pm ... Valerie, sometimes old computers just die, why not spend some time at best buy and see what you can find that you would like - I use a lap top, rather then a desk top, and windows 8 is not so bad sometimes LOL

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Morning, ladies.
I slept pretty well last night - at least I had no bad dreams. I'm back on my computer, but it still comes up with the black screen asking me to hit F1 to continue or F5 to run a diagnostic. I ran the full diagnostic yesterday and there were no issues. Then, once it was finished, it asked to do that again! So frustrating... Anyway my dh is computer smart (as is my oldest son) so between them, I ran a scan and checked for driver updates that needed to be done. Everything came back fine. I don't know why my computer is doing this... Maybe it's time to get a new one, but I really like this one...

I see everyone had a good day yesterday. It's cold here too, Susan (a high of -9C today is expected).

\Have fun at the voting booth, Lindie. We did that a few weeks ago and now have a new mayor. Of course our old one wasn't running...

Well, I should go get my day started. Have a good one, ladies.

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Irene you did well !!! I don' go to those craft fairs ... but good Idea ! AND ICBC says if your there, you are 25% at fault for being there, can you believe that?

Voting tomorrow for our mayor, do we want Gregor again? Or someone who will change Vancouver? I like Vancouver just the way it is, Gregor has done ok, but the other guy is for big business, does not live in Vancouver and does not work in Vancouver and he wants to be mayor and change our city ????? I THINK NOT !!!!

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Good evening everyone. I had a great day. My friend and I had a great time at the craft fair - AND I got a bit of Christmas shopping done. And these are some of the gifts I like giving the most. Am trying to do the 5 H's this year (at least as much as I can):

Handmade
Hand me down
Second Hand
Helping hand (donate)
Hand in hand (spend time together)

I got this from a Facebook post - but I really like it. I got a lot of the handmade (and local) today.

Glad to hear that you had a good day, Susan - and what a great deal that quilt rack was!

And that you had a great day at work, Val.

Stephanie, those Christmas craft fairs are fun, aren't they? And at this, there was piano playing in the background - not piped in music!

Lindie, I always have a phone or camera with me just incase I have an accident. A work friend got hit by someone else - while she was parked! - and the guy lied. She ended up with 50% of the responsiblity. Since then she has always had something to take a photo - and me too.

Big hi to everyone else. Stay warm and cozy!

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Hi Ladies,

I had a great day today.
Went to my moms and we did some shopping but mostly we just went to Tim Horton's for our usual chicken salad sandwich and coffee and some good conversation. After we got back I took her little dog out for a walk but cut it to only 20 minutes because the wind was so bitter cold I could feel my face getting chapped.

I did not do any fitness today as I am sore from working out last night. I overdid my routine last night and should have known better. I was happy this morning however because I weighed in down 2 pounds. My scale only measures in 2 lbs increments so I only know when I have dropped 2 pounds if I have lost at all. It usually takes me about 2 weeks to see the change which is right on schedule. I have just 7 more pounds to lose before I stop trying to lose and just concentrate on toning my muscles and becoming a full time runner.

Val I sure hope your computer gets well again. Wish you lived near as my son is a computer techie. He would have it fixed in no time.Hope you didn't get a virus in there or a Trojan.

Well, I am going to go and do some knitting and watch jeopardy.
Have a great evening everyone. emoticon


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Evening, ladies. I had a great day at work today. My boss has me testing out a new query to see if we can do our work faster. It does seem to work but it's hard to get used to. I will be testing it all next week before we make the decision to use it or not. It will also put the responsibility of making sure the invoice has been paid correctly back on the shoulders of the people paying those invoices. Up to now we have been double checking their work and it can sometimes be very time consuming.

When I got home tonight I turned on my computer only to find that it is still giving me problems. I am running a diagnostic on it right now so I am using my tablet to write this. It is slow going.

I had better go see about getting supper on. Have a good evening, everyone.

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Stephanie when all else fails - paint yr nails !! The smell alone would keep you from putting anything in your mouth!! Also before you snack ask your self why this snack now ? If you don't have a good reason or its just habit or your bored its not a good reason to snack ! Hope that helps !!

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Good Morning ladies...


Susan that WAS a great deal....my dd & I went to a second hand store in the city....it was a brand new store and I wanted to see what they had....my dd found a great winter coat (looked still new with tags on it) and snow boots for my 3 year old gd.....I was looking for a dressy dress...did not find one, but I will definitely go back.

Irene I love going to Craft Christmas places...I always find things I don't see at the stores....last time I went I purchased a small wooden clothes hanger for my older gd's bedroom.....just the right size for them to hang there PJ's, jackets, etc, on....and painted so pretty with flowers and leaves.....

Val hope you don't stay up all night fretting about the accident......glad that you are feeling OK....

Lindie....I am trying portion control.....to watch what I eat....I'm still a few pounds heavier than what I was earlier in the month and I'm hoping that by doing this I can get a handle on my meals......but usually its the night snacking I have BIG problem with.....I have tried many things but so far have not found anything that really helps.....

To all hope you are having a great day...its getting colder down here but we have not had any major snowfall (so far) so I'm happy about that..... emoticon

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Good morning everyone,

Val, I hope tonight you will be able to relax and get a good night sleep. now that the rear ender is over with.
Woke up to some heavy rime on the ground and the back deck this morning but the sun is melting it now. It is -1C but with the wind chill factor it feels like -10.
Will bundle up when I got to my mother's today after hubby gets home from his PT job.

yesterday when I was out running, I ran past a second hand shop and outside they had the most lovely wooden quilt rack. I have been wanting one for a few years now but they are so costly. I checked the price of the rack and they only wanted $10.oo for it so I had them hold it until my run was finished and I went back and got it.I went on line last night and found one similar but not quite as nice and they wanted $125.00 for it.
I GOT A GREAT DEAL!

I am pleased as punch with my new quilt rack and now have a place to put my quilt when I take it off my bed at night. I posted a pic of it on my BLOG yesterday. I am so glad I like to browse second hand shops.

Well I better motor if I am going to be ready to leave when hubby gets in. Have a great day everyone and for those working gals. TGIF



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Morning, Just a quickie this morning as I was having problems with the computer.

Thanks everyone. I guess I did go into some kind of delayed shock. For some reason, I didn't sleep well last night because all I could think about was the accident. Yet, the night before I had no problems. I guess I just reacted to it finally...

Well, gotta run. garbage day and we have to get it out before we leave. have a great Friday, ladies. YEAH!!!

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Valerie, we all make mistakes when things like this happen, adrenaline takes over and we just do .. plus that guy probably wanted to get out of it anyway - he should have known better, even though it was weather related. In the future, make sure you have your cell phone or camera with you and take pictures, its fine for the guy to say the car is ok, was he a mechanic? No probably not. However, I had an accident with my Gremlin due to snow and I was trying to turn left and gunned it too hard and wound up in the side of a van, the guy got out, pushed me away and waved me off !! He never asked for info either, it was a little bump... ! BUT you never know ..

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Just popping in to say hi.

Val so sorry to hear about the accident. Glad that you are mostly feeling okay. But Susan is right - don't beat yourself up about not getting the info - you probably were a bit in shock.

Nothing much new here. On my weekend now, and a friend and are heading out to a Christmas craft fair.

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Val, so glad to hear you are not too badly in pain.
You know what......my granddaughter got hit by a car last week because she was crossing on a crosswalk that said to go and a driver came around the corner and grazed her leg. She stopped and asked my granddaughter if she was okay and my GD told her yes. The woman drove away then and got away with a serious offense.

Luckily my granddaughter got away with just a sore knee and a couple of bruises but she should have taken all the info. When she phoned me to tell me what happened she was hysterical and I could barely make out whats she was trying to tell me. Luckily she was with my daughter who got on the phone and told me that she was okay.

When something like this happens, we go into shock. Not getting the info because everything seems alright is very typical so don't beat yourself up over it. It can happen to anyone.
Hope the car is okay as well. Should be if the impact wasn't too hard.


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Thanks Stephanie and Susan. I sure hope there's no damage done to my car too. I'm crossing my fingers, anyway. As for me, my back is much better, thanks. I only hurt a little. but I am kicking myself for not getting the info that I should have, so my butt's getting a little sore. LOL

Have a good evening, ladies. talk with you all in the morning.

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Good morning All.

it is only 0C here this morning and we woke to just a dusting of snow that is gone already. There are a few flakes coming down here and there now but nothing substantial.I am still planning to go and run this morning once I finish my tea. I have to admit I slept in past 9:30 this morning but was up late knitting again. Fell asleep right away though and had a great sleep.

Val I am glad you are okay but yes, you should have gotten the fellow's credentials. Last year I had a guy rear ended me as well. It didn't look like any damage but there was damage under the bumper ($2,000.00) worth. I did not claim for my back but I was in pain afterwards for 3 months. I did not claim for my back because when I was still working as a nurse I had a severe back injury when a patient went down and took me with him. I did not want to go through all the legal mumbo jumbo to prove I had been injured with the jarring of the hit from the guys truck.

It has snowed and he did not clean the roof of his car. When he went to stop behind me the snow fell from the rooftop, forward onto his windshield and he just kept going right into me and our new car.. My mom was with me and I was afraid she had whip lash from the impact which was a hard hit. The fellow was mad because we went through our insurance company and he wanted to pay for the damage which he felt was nothing there.I got all his info just in case and because our SUV was brand new. Thank goodness I did.

I hope you and your car are both okay hon. Sometimes we don't start hurting until 2 days after an injury. Well that's my little story and now I am getting ready to go running.

I will look on Kijiji for some snow shoes. I have seen them in second hand stores but only the old fashion kind. The ones today have become very compact as it's becoming quite the popular sport for the winter.

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Good Morning...well even down here in the sun belt we got our first snow flakes...not enough to stick on the ground...but just a little on roof tops...but the temps are COLD!.....30f /-1c.

Val glad you were not hurt with your rear end "bump"...and are starting to feel better...

Not much going on today...just the usual ....watching my 17 month old gs and 3 year old gd and getting the other 4 grandkids for dinner after school...making roast and potatoes tonight for supper....

Lindie I read the link and portions control is the link to loosing weight I just have to implement that with my daily eating.....

Susan you are such an avid walker/runner....wish I could get motivated to just get outdoors...but when the weather turn cold I hate going out.....

To everyone have a great day...the weekend is almost here!

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Morning, ladies.
I am feeling so much better today. Still a little stuffed up (probably allergies, though) and have a little cough sometimes, but it's nothing. Finally on the mend...

Guess who got rear ended yesterday morning on the way to work? Yup - me. It had snowed a little the day before and so it was a little slippery. I drove slowly and left lots of room between me and the car in front of me, but not everyone did that. At one light, it turned yellow before I got there and I had time to stop, but the guy behind me slid into my back end. We pulled over and because we couldn't see any damage I listened to the guy and didn't take down any particulars. He said he only just gave me a little bump. As soon as I drove away I started kicking myself, but it was too late then. My back was a little sore later but it's okay now. I just hope there is no internal damage done on the car. So ladies - lesson learned - even if there does not appear to be any damage - always take down the particulars in case something comes up later. you never know...

Sara - you have a good question - I wonder if the firemen were cute too. It would totally make it worth while...
We used to have take out a lot as well, but now it's only occasionally. The problem is - every time we have it, I gain about 2 to 4 pounds and have a really hard time getting rid of it.

Susan, snow shoes would be fun. Have you tried second hand sporting goods stores or maybe kijiji? Just a thought. I don't really know where you would be able to find some...

Stephanie, I used to skate as well, but since I broke my ankle, I can't do it. The skates hurt me around the ankle too much.

HI to everyone else. I have run out of time so I can't respond to anyone else right now. I had better go. Have a great day everyone!

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Good morning ladies!
Well I have been off track for the past couple of days. I've just not felt like myself....I'm not sure if I've been fighting off some kind of bug or if the weather has impacted me more than usual. It's been frigid in sunny Alberta and I have been in a mental fog all while acknowledging more noticeable aches and pains emoticon
The kids are coming out from Saskatchewan, along with the grandchildren tonight, so my world is going to be turned upside down for a few days. I love all of the to the moon and back but when they go home I am left standing in my home like the Tasmanian Devil has just exited.
Bahaha!
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Good evening ladies,
I had a great day. I did go out for a great run this morning. Oh it feels so good to say run rather than power walk. I am now doing more running then power walking and it feels so good. It shows me that my hard work is going to get me to my goal by June in that I WILL be able to run 5K without slowing to a power walk.

I saw my doctor this afternoon and told him of my hip pain I get at times during my runs. He is sending me for xrays and if it is the arthritis and I really want to run, he will send me to a doctor who deals in sports medicine. He didn't tell me to stop running so I will be out there again tomorrow morning for another run.

I like the cooler temps for running as it makes it much easier when it is cooler. I dress light enough to prevent from over heating but warm enough that I don't get too cold or sick. I have to remember to take my Ventolin inhaler however as I start coughing about 2 minutes into my run.

Lindie: I did get my dog meat all cooked and through the food processor but I have yet to do the veggies. I got side tracked after dinner and went shopping for 2 hours then got more side tracked when I came home and went on the bike and then did 30 minutes of strength training. So when that was all done, I decided to work on a cardigan I'm knitting.

Tomorrow I will have to do the dogs veggies. Hubby was glad I cooked the turkey for Homer today because he got to eat the drum sticks for dinner. I don't care for turkey myself so I opted for soup and an egg and cheese sandwich. I don't like eating meat very often so usually have 4 meatless nights a week for myself.

Stephanie: was nice to hear your mom came over to your place. I love when my mom comes here as well because the kids and grand kids all come to visit her then. She gets a real overdose of them and it lasts for a couple of months at least LOL.

Lynette, I'm sure you will be back on track but if you are worried about weight gain before the holidays why not join my challenge to lose 5lbs or more before December 20th. Even if you don't lose 5 pounds, and just lose 1 or 2 it will give you some leeway during the Christmas holidays.

Well my cat is sitting right in front of my face licking me now so I am going to say goodnight. I think Tinkerbelle needs some loving cuddles.
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Thought I would share this link - its a weekly update I get and Woody has good advise on there, so enjoy !

sequoiahealth.com/advisor110114

Hope you all had a good day today, I was busy at work and now 2 days to weekend YESSS I really should go part time, I do enjoy working less but the money less is not so good LOL

Sarah, no no cute firemen, it was a pre planned drill ... poop LOL

Lynnette did you get out there, you need to climatize to winter now ! We were cold toobut no snow ...

Valerie, hope your feeling better

Susan, did you get the doggies food done? MY neices dog is up and down and has not eaten and lost weight and was being fed puppy milk...

Stephanie, how did your day go ?

Irene, You asked me something and I forget LOL yup old age, actually it was about an earth quake or emergency preparedness kit - you should have more then one, if your work has it no problem, but if your on the way home, and we really hope not, then you need one in your car IF you can get to it. Shawcable did a real good video on this a couple of years ago and a real eye opener on things that people take for granted .. if you have videos at work, check them out and watch them for ideas ... not just the fright factor but the be prepared factor !

OK I am pooped and need to go, so hello to anyone I missed, have a good un !!!

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Brrrrrr! Planning to stay in until I go to church for a community meal this evening. It "looks" like about 6" on the patio table but I can't imagine that we actually had that much. I did a sloppy job of shovelling but better than nothing.
Yesterday was Christmas set-up at the store so hat was a big job.
I have not been tracking my food, and eating junk so today I need to get back on track. A few ounces a day has added up in the last week....It would be nice to actually be a pound or two under my goal weight before the extra treats of the holiday season. I found it very interesting that WW says you can be 7 pounds UNDER goal. I wouldn't want to get down that far.
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Good Morning all...our day is gray and gloomy down here too.....and its getting cold.

At work today and wanted to wish all you guys a great day and hope all is good....I had my mom over yesterday....love having her over my house for a change, that way she gets to see all the grandkids at once....at dinner time all 6 of them are there....usually by the time the meal is over she is ready to go home and have her nap.....

Val hope you are feeling better...Susan skating sounds like fun...I used to skate but have done it in years.....need to find some activities to do this winter or it will be a long season staying indoors the whole time....still watching my foods and tracking this week...hope to get back to my original weight at the start of the week...take care all and have a great day.....

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Good morning ladies.
Well it didn't snow last night but it must have rained a bit as my back deck has some moisture on it is presently 3C and very gray outside but I still feel good because last night I had a great sleep and fell asleep almost immediately after 4 nights of insomnia.

I am ready and raring to go . Presently I have a turkey in the oven so I can make dog food again. I still have all the \vegetables to cook and then the food processing to do after everything is cooked. It will be a long day. I have a doctor appointment at 2:00 this afternoon and hopefully I will get clearance for running. I did run the other day in spite of saying I would wait and I had my best run ever.

I do hate the winter months but I have determined myself to enjoy it this year. I won't allow the weather to keep me indoors when I love being outside so much.
Going to be sure I have everything to keep me warm that is light weight and just sail through winter like a kid. Still considering getting snow shoes if I can find some second hand ones. New ones are well over $100.00 and not to thrilled about spending that much on seasonal equipment I have never used before.

I am also going to do figure skating this winter at the pond in the park just down the street. It takes 5 minutes to walk there so all I need is some colder weather to freeze the pond over. I will use it when the kids are in school so I don't have to fight for space to skate amid the ones who play hockey on the ice.

Well, I better go as my giblets have been on the stove for a while and need to get going on the veggies.

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Just finished reading the posts from when I last was on here. Sounds like some of you are having way too much fun - but Lindie I have one question for you - WERE THE FIREMEN CUTE?? and if you were Lynn co-worker she would have asked if I gave them her number!! LOL

Like the idea of parking and shopping!! I kind of do that at work - I have to set 23 tables for breakfast so when I work with Lynn she & I park the dish cart and walk back and forth setting the tables instead of pushing the cart around with us. The extra steps are a good way to get some walking in.

Have had a good week. Feeling good about my weight loss, and have been making most of our meals these days. At one time "Take Out" was almost a daily thing. Have enjoyed getting back into cooking home made meals. Kind of nice to experiment and see the reaction from my hubby. And also cheaper - especially with hubby off work right now, and I'm the only bread winner, home made is cheaper than Fast Food!! and I can freeze and use later too. Good for when I'm sleeping during the evening meal and hubby can just re-heat what he wants.

Christmas Shopping - not sure when I'll start that, but will have to get my thinking cap on and do it soon. Knitting a blanket for my 5yr granddaughter and will probably add a few fun things with it, not sure what to get my 7yr old grandson or my 2yr old grandson. They both like sports, but have most of what they need. But I'm sure I'll find something. Not buying for the adults, I just fill a stocking for each of us with socks, underwear, their favourite chocolate, an ornament and a gag gift.

Well getting close to my bedtime - night shift seems to catch up with me on my days off, and I find myself going to bed early. So Good Night to you all, and I'll check in later this wk.

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Hi everyone,

what a gorgeous day here in Southern Ontario. Temps went up to 19C and the sun was out all day. Breeze was slight.

I went to my moms today so we could get our grocery shopping done and a little Christmas shopping as well. My mom gave me some more wool to use in my projects sp looks like I won't be wanting for any wool for a while.

I have not exercised yet except for taking the dog out for a walk so I have to get busy. Going on the stationary bike and then doing the weight machine.
I feel tired so this will wake me up for sure.

Hope everyone is having a great day.,

Tomorrow we are to wake up to 4C and not very nice skies. Maybe some rain or snow tonight. They are calling for snow showers for the next 4 days so we will see what happens. They are not very accurate any more and our weather has a habit of fooling the forecasters.

Well, better go get changed for fitness. Have a great evening everyone. emoticon

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Morning, ladies.
Well, we woke up to a little snow on our lawn this morning. Nothing like they have in Alberta, but still, it's snow.

I'm hoping to have a restful day today, but I do have to put together some things to give to CD for Thursday, so this would be a good day to do that. That and helping Evan with an assignment is all I plan to do today.

Hope everyone has a good day.

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Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.

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Good evening everyone.

Val - hope that you get to rest tomorrow and get over this - and are feeling better soon.

Lindie - I usually have a flashlight beside the bed, but all the flashlights in the house had disappeared. I bought two more - one I am keeping beside the bed. The other one DH borrowed yesterday, and it has gone missing again - already! (he constantly disappears stuff.) I do have an earthquake kit. I keep it in the trunk of my car, as I figure if something happened, there is nothing to say that I would be at home at the time. But what do you think, where is the best place to keep it? I think that mine needs updating too. One of the things in it though, is a little wind up radio.

Lynette and Sharon - I see you have snow. My son had to drive from Edmonton to Calgary last night. I guess he saw a lot of crazy driving and accidents in the snow - but he got safely home. Whew.

I know that there are more things going on, but that's all I can remember right now. I am looking to having a day off work tomorrow - I am pretty tired these days. Not doing much more than going to work and coming home.

One of you is wrapping Christmas presents already - is that Sharon? Wow. You are SO organized. I have just started my shopping.

Anyway, have a good day everyone.

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Hi,
I made it another day, but I am really glad tomorrow is a day off. I am EXHAUSTED! If it weren't for the fact that there were too many people off today, I wouldn't have gone in. Good thing the phone didn't ring all day - I wouldn't have been able to talk with anyone because I can't talk more than just a whisper right now...

Susan, my sister lives in Red Deer and she put a picture on Facebook. She has at least 4-6 inches on that dirty white word. It's coming. ..

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How much S*N*O*W did you get Lynette? I don't envy you at all but shoveling sure is a good way to get fitness in.
Today was absolutely awesome weather and tomorrow is to be 15C and sunny again but after that it's all downhill. Going to get very cold, no sun and calling for SNOW.

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just in from shovelling, It is lovely but very cold out there. Thanks for the good suggestions to incorporate into my activities, some I already do but more that I will add.
Has anyone else used a neti pot for sinuses? They are very good and now readily available.
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Good afternoon ladies,

just getting ready to take my GD to a doctor appointment. I had a wonderful power walk this morning in the beautiful sunshine and temp was 10C. I did a lot of running on this trip and was really impressed with myself. Seeing my doctor on Wednesday to see if it's okay to run with arthritic hips if pain is manageable. I don't want to worsen then at all.

Stephanie, after the Halloween bash we went to the scale said I gained 4 lbs. I didn't even go over on my calories so I know it was water weight gain. Today after one week the scale is back to 124lbs. This is probably the same with your situation. I don't rely so much on the scale any more because of the fact I am weight training and muscle is being built which weighs more. If my clothes don't fit tighter I know I have not gained weight. My clothes continue to get looser so the scale is not the most accurate way to measure always.

Of course if the scale goes down over 5 lbs, then guaranteed that is a weight loss you want to keep off.

Val glad to hear you had a better sleep last night. Looks like you are on the road to recovery. Just keep getting better.

Well, I better run and finish getting ready. Will try and get back this evening to check on the team and see how everyone 's day is going.

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Morning all....

My dd gets today off for Remembrance Day...lucky girl....I do not and am at work today. emoticon

Val I hope you start feeling better soon....you have been dealing with your cough and sinuses for a while now.....my mom is feeling better and I'll be dropping by there tonight just to make sure she is taking her meds......

Cloudy outside today...and its supposed to rain tomorrow but our temps are still mild....perfect weather for raking the bags and bags of leaves we get around our house.....

Susan I did gain 2 pounds Sat night at the dinner I attended...so Sun I was extra careful and will be careful for the balance of the week.....seems even though I track all week and get my walking in ...it only takes one night out to gain a couple of pounds....

Sun after mass I talked my dh for going for our flu shots.....with him taking blood thinner pills for his swollen leg his shot bled quite a bit......will have to watch that while he is still on his meds...

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Morning, ladies.
Well, I slept in my own bed last night - only waking up to cough about 3 times. But this morning, I actually feel almost rested. Guess what sleep I did get was a deep sleep. Thank goodness I can sleep in tomorrow, though...

Nothing more to add, so I'll wish everyone a great Monday.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.

Have a great day!
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Thanks, Susan. I have had a problem with post nasal drip for years. The Dr on Saturday told me to use a saline solution of 1/2 tsp salt to 1 cup water and breathe it in. So I did that and it works well to dry it up. I'm going to try to sleep in bed tonight and see how it goes. Sure hope I'll be okay...

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.

Have a great day!
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Good morning ladies,
didn't get to bed until 3:00 am because of my knitting. I have to get back on track with my sleeping patter. I was up before 9:00 however because the dogs wanted out and hubby is at his PT job.

Sharon, that is a good page you sent Lynette. I often do many of those things on the list but I saw a few that I will incorporate into my daily routine as well. I love to work out but when its over I feel antsy to be moving more. Now I can using some of these ideas.
I jogged around the house last night for 10 minutes to get my steps in. With knitting all evening I really needed to work the kinks out of my back and do some fast moving. I got my goal in steps and entertained the cats and dogs at the same time.

Val, you have post nasal drip which is causing you to cough when in a prone position. You can try a decongestant or even an antihistamine to help dry up the secretions. That way you will be able to get a good night sleep. If using antihistamine be sure to get the regular one for night time use and not the non drowsy formula.

Sharon, I was afraid we might wake up to snow as they are calling for a coating of it but the temp is 3C right now so maybe not today for the white stuff.
Although it is a pretty sight, I have never been a fan of winter very much.
I do hope to learn to appreciate it this year however and I am going to get my ice skates out of hibernation if it gets cold enough for our pong down the street at the park to freeze over.

I hope everyone has a fantastic day. I am going out walking this morning since it is a dry day.
There is no wind so it should be an awesome time for a power walk.
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Good morning everyone.
Woke up to a whack of snow and -7C. emoticon From the sounds of the forecast, I think winter will be here to stay for a while. I have to organize my woolies so that I have no excuses for getting outside. Walking my dog has always been the biggest contributor to my step count and this will be the first winter in years that I have been committed to my healthy lifestyle.

Today is laundry day and I plan on starting my Christmas wrapping. Great music and a glass of wine should ease the chore of wrapping later this afternoon.

Have a great Sunday ladies!
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Morning, all.
Well, I had another night on the couch. I can't seem to sleep in bed when I'm not feeling well. I need to be propped up into a seating position and doing that on the bed isn't very comfy. I did try to lay in bed this morning at about 4, but all I could do was cough, so I just got back up and went back to the couch. No use keeping both of us up...

Not much else happening around here. Just laundry day and general clean up.

Sharon - I like that idea of leaving the shopping cart at one end while you go get everything you need in that aisle.

Well, have a good Sunday, ladies.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Always be yourself, because the people that matter, don't mind, and the one's that do mind don't matter.

Have a great day!
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Irene, I have a wind up flash light - no batteries needed - just wind and go ... its in my earth quake prepardness bag - which reminds me some of that stuff has probubly expired and needs to be replaced... if anyone is interested in an earth quake prepared ness kit - and yes they can happen ANYWHERE ANY TIME ...

https://redcrossproducts.ca/category
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or

shopsafetyproducts.ca/description.ph
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sid=1&cid=16&id=104gclid=CJWokdDb7MER>CFUVafgodqwIAdA



its important to have these things ready you can also make your own kit, which red cross has an article on ...

I got mine from the Canadian Red Cross ...

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breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditio
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clickable ... see that Lynnette ... thanks Sharon ...

and for those interested in Naramata - such a shame ...

https://www.naramatacentre.net/Stori
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Glad you all enjoyed my tale, one more thing, I had to go down four floors of stairs 2 to a floor to the street and let me tell you, going down those stairs did me IN - my thighs are so sore today its not funny !!! TELLS ME to get doing squats more = with a balance ball lol

Vancouver BC Canada -

Mantra for 2014 - " The only time you can coast in life is when you are going downhill" - A. Roger Merrill


Many of the truths we cling to depends on our point of view ... Obi Wan-Kenobi

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Hi Lynette!
I've got an article for you, maybe one or two of their suggestions will help you?

http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-condi
tioning/11-sneaky-ways-to-move-every-day

When I grocery shop I park in the furthest stall away from the doors. Once I'm in the store I park my cart and walk back and forth putting things in. It's always good for an extra 2-3K. Just so you don't think I'm totally insane, I do move the cart, usually 5 or 6 times!

Lindie, I too must admit, I am a throne reader as well.

Have a great night ladies.
Sharon

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Tks for sharing info Irene, Valerie, Susan, Sara, Stephanie, Lindie (TMO? Nope, we all loved the tale!)
I sure enjoy reading about everyone's activities: don't usually comment if I don't have much to say but I feel it helps to get to know people's situations, hopes, plans, etc. When we ask for feedback the group is good about offering advice, so that is helpful. And on that note, does anyone have any tips on building more activity into a day? I've found that I just will NOT exercise for the sake of exercise, feel too busy to do that but I need to burn more calories, work on my strength, and so on.
I did yard work today which was a good work-out but it didn't add many steps to my count. I was doing lots of grunting as I bailed my rain barrel, so figure that was my weight-training for the day.
Gonna do some marching in place as I type. Still want to figure out some way to have a standing computer stand to do that.
Snow is supposed to be on its way so hope I can get to church and to a brunch tomorrow.
Enjoy the rest of the wknd, all.
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