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9/24/17 1:32 P

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Hi team!
I have been out of town all week (came back home to Sherwood yesterday after a busy week in Boulder visiting my daughter and then at a conference in Denver). I didn't exactly eat on my plan (Whole30) this past week, but I didn't gain much weight, either. Weighed 159 this morning. So...I have 4 weeks at home and am once again getting back into eating healthily.

It is a cool day, but sunny here. High forecast to be 70.

As I was coming home our plane flew over the burned area in the Columbia Gorge. It is so sad. 48,000+ acres of beautiful wilderness that was burned (where we like to go hiking and around Multnomah Falls) because a kid was playing with fireworks. I should've taken photos, but I had my phone turned off. And I was so gobsmacked by looking at the burn area that I forget to turn it on in time.

Here's to taking care of things that really matter. Welcome back, Barbara. Hang in there, MNNice. And I must remember that each day, what I eat is a choice. And boy! It is much easier when you just keep doing what you plan on that when you break stride. So hard to get back on track. But I am here and raring to go again!

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9/24/17 10:12 A

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Happy Sunday!

Weighed myself today. Was pleasantly surprised after the past two days of DJing and having limited choices of food to eat, I lost 2.2 pounds. Down 19.2 pounds.....yay!!!!

Also had my best step day....EVER....yesterday. 14,038 steps! Took a good walk with the puppy first thing in the morning and a day of DJing and dancing sure helped with that.

Hope everyone has a great day today.


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9/23/17 11:21 A

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Lots of thunder all night long, along with rain and lightning. Dreary out today, but much cooler than yesterday! I am concerned about Oaxaca, as I heard there was another earthquake in Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. Not sure if it's anywhere near her. Oaxaca, if you check in, please let us know if all is well!

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9/23/17 10:22 A

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Happy Saturday!

Didn't do good with my food yesterday at all...after work, my husband and I DJ's a 50th Anniversary Party. They fed us and food wasn't what I would have ordered for myself. So I went over on calories and fat but it was the first time in 6 days that I went over. Can't complain.

Today we have to DJ another party. Already met my goal for minutes and steps. Had a good, healthy breakfast. Hopefully, this will be a better day. Weigh in tomorrow...

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9/22/17 11:22 A

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I've been eating terrible this week with too much sugar -- ice cream, cookies, brownies! I need to remember that cancer cells feed on sugar and since I'm at high risk, it is more than a weight issue. Very hot and humid today, but I'll get out for a walk soon before it gets too bad.

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9/21/17 7:15 A

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Good morning everyone. Hope you all have a great Thursday :-)

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9/20/17 10:28 A

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Didn't sleep well last night due to the severe thunderstorm and tornado watch, which finally hit about midnight and passed fairly quickly, but then was wide awake. It's beautiful and fresh this morning, and I need to get moving so I can get out for a walk!

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9/19/17 9:57 A

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I was a little disappointed in the scale numbers this morning, as I got in a long walk and an hour or so of pickleball yesterday, and ate lightly. I think maybe I had a lot of sodium, though, so hopefully the extra 1.5 pound will be gone again tomorrow. It's a dreary day today, so will get a bit of cleaning done, and maybe do an indoors exercise video today.

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9/19/17 6:21 A

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Good morning ladies. Have a great day!

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9/18/17 10:25 P

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Thanks. I definitely plan on sticking around. I struggle with what I eat mostly on the weekends. My husband helps/supports me as best as he can. Of course, he's one of those men that can eat anything and not gain an ounce. My bigger struggle is exercise...regular, that is. I know it will come together...patience is my key.

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9/18/17 11:19 A

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Welcome back, Barbara! Hope you will stick around and join Sherwood and I, as we are about the only active members still here! We have done the ups and downs, but as long as we're still here, that's progress! I have not eaten healthily the past few days and need to stay on the wagon this week!

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9/18/17 6:25 A

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Good morning team-mates. It has been a LONG time since I have been here regularly. Every time that I come back, something happens to derail me. Hoping that this time, I get it right.

Anyway, I came back to SparkPeople 51 days ago and heavier than when I first joined. I have lost 17 pounds since coming back. So, once again, proof that following this program works :-)

Hope you all are having much success and happy Monday!


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9/16/17 9:12 P

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Good to hear you've dropped half a pound. I hope it is a start to bigger things.

I weighed 158 this morning. But I travel to Denver/a conference next Monday and return Saturday. Get to spend a day with my daughter on Tuesday who is going to school in Boulder (she's working on her PhD in Information Science)....so it should be a fun/stressful week....after Thursday when I give my talk in the evening I'll relax.

It was 75 and smokey here today. I did a long run of 10 miles! Yay! But my heel is sore. I am looking forward to resting it for a week (I doubt I'll jog in Colorado).

Here's to fall.

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9/15/17 11:57 A

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Dropped about half a pound. I'm good with that for now!

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9/14/17 10:51 A

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Beautiful morning and I'm off to do the grocery shopping, a job hubby usually does, but since he's still recovering from surgery, I need to do it! My weight just pretty much stays the same, but at least I stopped the gaining that was happening about 6 months ago and have lost a couple pounds. I know in order to lose I'm going to have to be more consistent with s/t and do more vigorous cardio and I need to get motivated to do that!

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9/13/17 1:08 P

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Taking care of some computer issues and other "little things" today - how those little things can add up to taking up the entire day!

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9/12/17 9:48 A

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Great weather here for this late in the summer, but it's my kind of weather -- about 85 and sunny. Forgot to get on the scale this morning, but might be a good thing as I didn't do so well yesterday. I think my Fitbit has finally died for good, so I'm going to have to decide what I want and get it ordered. I feel lost without it!

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9/11/17 10:01 P

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My weight was 158.5 this morning. A day of not jogging and one meal out (it was sashimi and eggplant and abalone)...but nevermind....I think I also ate some dried fruit in the evening.

I am not certain yet what triggers a half pound gain but it is a bit disheartening. We went downtown yesterday and walked around Portland, then got a late lunch. Wanted to go to the Japanese gardens, but it was so packed there was no parking. But we realize that we can go any weekday and avoid the crowds.

While I am still working my husband is mostly retired. Yet my work is tapering off. I have 2 clients, and am writing papers for an upcoming conference...and also do some volunteer work on some non-profits (involved in software). So I keep myself very busy.

It was in the 90s today. Hot! Too hot. But I read out in the hammock for a half hour after 5. So relaxing. Then I hustled inside and made dinner.

Take care!
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9/11/17 10:15 A

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Surgery went well. Amazing the progress they have made in the 10 years since he had his other hip done. Will be kind of strange having him home for the next 2 weeks, but a good indication of what it will be like when he retires! Except that then he would be hobbling and I won't be waiting on him! LOL!

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9/9/17 8:32 P

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Hope the surgery goes well.
The smoke has gone away (for the moment) as the winds are blowing from the southwest. But the fires are still with us.

I have been doing the whole 30 diet plan for a week now. And I have been losing weight steadily (I know it won't keep on dropping that way). But I weighed 158.2 this morning. And, importantly, my aches and pains and inflammation seems to have gone way down. When I went to my massage Wednesday my therapist said my legs seemed thinner .... whatever. I just know that this is good for my inflammation. And whatever weight loss is an extra bonus.

Today I went out for a 9 mile jog on my "long" jog day. I was sooo slow the last 4 miles, but I did it. Take care!
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9/7/17 11:09 A

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Yes, we are even seeing the effects of the fires here in MN. The haze makes for beautiful sunrises/sunsets and moonglows, but not so much for air quality! I have 3 massage certificates and was planning on getting one this week, but forgot to make an appointment, and too much to do to get one today! Will get out for a walk, run a few errands and then need to pack for the trip to Sioux Falls for hubby's hip replacement surgery.

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9/6/17 11:50 A

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Well...the fires are really bad. It was so smokey...and the fire in the Columbia Gorge blew ash all over Portland. So yesterday I jogged inside.

Today: a rest day. I have a massage scheduled for this afternoon.

My weight was 159.3 this morning. So my eating plan is working! Yesterday I made a pork shoulder roast and roasted carrots, garlic (from my garden), and onions. I think that cutting out grains, dairy, and most fruits agrees with me. Tonight's dinner is leftovers along with some brussel sprouts and bacon stir fry. Oh yes, I have to eat a lot of tomatoes, too...they are really coming on in the garden. I planted 3-4 plants of various small tomatoes, and then there were volunteer tomatoes, too.

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9/6/17 10:58 A

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Little bit down this morning. Will get out for my walk soon, as choir practice is starting again at 5:45 p.m., so that cuts right into my normal walking time. Nice with retirement that I can be more flexible and still get it in!

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9/5/17 10:20 A

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Back to normal today.Yes, I did gain some, but not as bad as I thought. Although sometimes it takes a day or two to show up, so we shall see. Cool and windy today, but sunny. Will definitely get a walk in and possibly some s/t.

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9/2/17 10:07 P

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Well...it is HOT here. Nearly 100. I managed to get in my 8 mile jog this morning. Then mostly hung out inside (went out to feed the fish in the pond and pick some cherry tomatoes)...

Oregon seems to be burning down w/fires. Fortunately there isn't a lot of smoke here (today). But the fires are all around. Even in the Columbia Gorge near a place where we go hiking has a new fire...and they have to rescue dozens of hikers.

I weighed less this morning...161.3. We'll see how it goes tomorrow. This evening's meals wa lentils and cucumber salad with a fried egg (a Blue Apron meal)...not exactly on plan, but not bad either. Tomorrow, if I skip the rice with the beef stir fry I'll be fine.

It is hard to keep from gaining when you are eating out (I should know)! So don't be hard on yourself, MNNice. Just get back to normal when you are back home.

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9/2/17 1:11 P

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Last night ate out and I had gained 2.5 pounds this morning... ughhhh!

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9/1/17 6:26 P

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I had a good week, but will see what happens now over the weekend. We'll be going to Minneapolis tomorrow for a getaway weekend, taking in a Twins game and probably the Mall of America. So we'll be eating out for 3 days. I guess if I can just try to eat sensible meals, at least we'll be busy running around so no snacking - but also not a lot of exercise other than the walking around, which is more moving than exercising. I did the South Beach for a while also but found it a little hard to follow.

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8/31/17 11:44 A

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Good to hear of progress, MNNice...in both attitude and time to do things that are healthy!

I see it as a long road, too...but one that on days I am feeling positive, that I am on and joyful about it. On days when I am feeling down, not so much. But today is one of those positive days. So I will take it! I weighed 162 this morning. Tomorrow I am starting a paleo diet...when I am not traveling. So that means for me cutting out grains and sugars and alcohol and dairy...and eating lots of veggies, some fruit, meats, eggs....and seeing what happens.

I have a box of Blue Apron meals coming Friday...which means I will be eating dinners that may not be on my plan for 3 days. But after that, no excuses. My personal trainer has been recommending that I really try to figure out an eating pattern that will reduce inflammation. I suspect..no, I know, she is on to something. I remember way back when I was on South Beach, that I could easily drop weight. And I cut out grains. And sugars. And most fruits. It really was that simple. If this is what I need to feel better, I'm up for it.

We are in for 100+F weather over the weekend, so I will have to do my jogging early. Here's to a bit more summer.

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8/31/17 9:56 A

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Had another good day yesterday. My exercise consisted of a walk which included up and down some hills, then playing pickleball. My eating was well within my ranges. The scale was up slightly but I know there will be fluctuation, and right now my highest fluctuation is what my lowest was 6 months ago, so I would say I've lost about 4 pounds. Still a long ways to go, but I think having more free time to exercise will help me get there!

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8/30/17 10:47 A

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I've looked back in my weight journal and the range of my weight is consistently a few pounds lower than it was in the past, so I know I am making some progress. My iron level was good yesterday and I was able to donate blood, which is a good feeling. A friend of mine is organizing a group to meet at the school in the Fall to do Body Groove and other exercise videos together. I plan to attend that as well as join our fitness center during the fall and winter. One of the perks of retirement is to be able to have the time to do these things!

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8/29/17 10:59 A

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MNNice, 3 days out of 4 with weight lower is a good thing. Wonder what that one day blip is all about?

I am struggling to get that extra post-conference, post-eclipse weight off...so as of September 1 I am going on a paleo diet which eliminates grains, dairy, and alcohol/sweets for a month.

We'll see how it goes.

But I am all for lowering my levels of inflammation/kickstarting a serious weight loss. I need to do something drastic.

It is smokey here due to the forest fires in southern Oregon. But after a meeting at 9 I plan on going out for a jog. No matter what. My hip and knee are twingey due to the weeding I did in the garden on Sunday...grrr. I will stretch a bit, then go work at my desk until the phone interview (it is for a podcast) at 9.

Yesterday we went out for a happy hour dinner with friends who have a cousin visiting from Texas (Austin), where they've only had 9 inches of rain. ONLY! good grief. I cannot imagine the rainfall.

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8/29/17 9:41 A

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Yesterday my exercise was a walk and then pickleball. Plan on getting in a walk this morning - it's a beautiful morning - and am thinking about taking the drive to the indoor pool for some water aerobics. The Red Cross bloodmobile is in town today, so I'm thinking of giving it a try again. I was always getting declined for hemoglobin being too low and I just got tired of wasting time going there only to be sent home. Now that I'm retired I have more time. I've heard blood supplies are low, and I'm thinking with the storm in Texas it may raise that need, so will show up and see if I can donate. Weight down this morning.

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8/28/17 11:05 A

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And as soon as the weight goes off, it comes back on....It's frustrating, but I just have to hang in there.

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8/26/17 10:32 A

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And down a little bit more this morning. Good incentive once again to get my exercise in -- especially s/t. Think I'll do a SP video this morning that combines both cardio and s/t. Busy day ahead!

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8/25/17 11:10 A

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Even after a very lazy day yesterday (I hadn't slept but a few hours the night before and had to get up early for a dentist appointment), combined with snacking on half a bag of potato chips in the afternoon, my weight was down just a bit this morning. That gives me incentive to get an exercise session in today, and since it looks like rain I'll do a video of some sort - maybe a combination of s/t and cardio. Need to spend a fair amount of time practicing music for the wedding, then go to the rehearsal at 6 p.m.

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8/24/17 11:36 A

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MNNice, you sound busy, too.

Good to hear that you are doing a lot of different exercising. I tend to stay in the same rut.

My weight has dropped a bit...weighed in at 162.4 this morning. Slowly, slowly I am losing extra pounds I gained over the long weekend. It is cooler and cloudy here today. I have a 3:15 session with my personal trainer. And a couple of meetings this morning. Hopefully I'll get a jog in this early afternoon.

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8/23/17 11:34 A

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Sounds like a busy time. I need to either get new carpeting or remove it all and refinish the original hardwood floors that I'm sure are underneath it. Either is a lot of work with all the furniture moving.... Have to get moving as the morning is passing too quickly and I want to get a walk in before going to water aerobics. Tonight I need to get together with the vocalist for the wedding so we can rehearse, and depending how it goes I may or may not get to pickleball tonight - since the days are shorter we have to quit earlier until we move back into the gym for the fall/winter.

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8/22/17 10:21 P

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Corn fest sounds nice. We spent a long weekend at my brother's in Terrebonne OR and watched the eclipse Monday morning. Then drove home hitting lots of traffic around Salem. Didn't get home until 6 p.m.

My the eclipse was truly fantastic. The corona when it popped out was startling. And it was amazing to see twilight and how cool it got. The birds roosted. Pretty amazing experience.

My brother was sick with a terrible cold after his long 2 weeks running the conference and board meetings after and staff meetings, too. He spent much of the time in bed. We didn't mind as we read, dozed, jogged, rode our bikes and generally enjoyed being lazy. (That's why I didn't log anything).

My weight has gone up to 164+ as of this morning. I suspect it is water weight due to the salty fries and late night eating yesterday. I am not worried. Just need to get back on track. Today I snacked....on cheese and crackers and tomatoes from the garden. Going to make it a light eating day and see what tomorrow brings.

I spent most of today reassembling furniture and moving stuff back into my office (we had the floors refinished last week). So I got plenty of exercise moving things around. Still not completely moved back in. But I am reorganizing and getting rid of things at the same time. So it takes work.

Here's to summer! What's left of it needs to be enjoyed.

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8/22/17 11:43 A

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Finally a sunny day here so I'll be heading out for a walk after I get my music organized for the wedding I'm playing piano for on Saturday.

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8/21/17 10:29 A

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Busy weekend with lots of events taking place for our annual small-town summer festival, Cornfest, so named because years ago we had one of the largest corn-canning factories located here, and this time of year it would be very active harvesting, husking and canning corn for the likes of Green Giant, Butter Kernel, etc. We celebrate that history by have a free sweet corn feed, along with the usual parade, vendors, and many other activities in the park. Back to regular schedule this morning!

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8/17/17 10:00 A

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More rain and adding some wind to it today. Forecast says it's going to clear up, but pretty gloomy out there now. I need some sunshine to perk me up -- feeling pretty lethargic this morning!

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More rain today. Hoping we'll still have watercize since it's a very light rain with no thunder or lightning and we're going to be wet anyway! Getting some cleaning done today.

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Happy to see that my weight continues to go down a few tenths of a pound at a time, but at least the right direction. I wonder if the resistance training I get with the water exercise has something to do with it.

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8/14/17 9:49 A

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We had over 4 inches of rain over the weekend and now I have a small amount of leakage into the basement to get dried up. Ughhh. It's cloudy and cool this morning, but hoping we will still have watercize. I've noticed a difference since I started and the weight is coming down a small bit. Tonight I am playing for a church service and after that have rehearsal for our swing/jazz band as we'll be playing for a dance this weekend. Will be a fairly busy week and weekend.

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It rained a bit here today, too. I got back from Orlando Friday evening. And found I'd gained about 5 pounds! But that was water weight. I had puffy ankles from my flight. This morning I weighed 162...so need to work off those three extra pounds...and more. I am home now so I can do this!

I had a great week in Orlando at the conference. Very busy. My presentations went well. I met a lot of interesting folks and reconnected with old friends...and managed to get outside twice: once for an early morning short jog, once for a walk. And that was it.

My daughter came and visited with my husband when I was gone. She brought the two dogs. So it was a houseful. She leaves the San Juans and heads to Boulder for grad school starting in a week.

Yesterday I jogged 5 miles and it felt good. Now I am back home for this week (we go to my brother's house to watch the eclipse---leaving Saturday and hopefully returning Tuesday. My next trip after that is September 19 to Denver for 3 days. So I plan on getting a lot of gardening in and enjoying the last part of summer.

Take care! Water exercise sounds like a lot of fun.

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Nothing on the schedule today, but a busy week ahead. Hope the rain lets up long enough to get a walk in.

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Went to the Farmer's Market this morning and got sweet corn, tomatoes and cucumbers. Also splurged and got some homemade applesauce donuts, but hopefully will be able to resist going crazy on them and just let hubby eat them. Beautiful day here and I'm off for a walk soon.

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Had a good day yesterday and the scale moved down a bit. This morning I'm going to church and then help the church secretary get a mailing out. This afternoon is my first appointment with a new physician's assistant. My doctor and nurse practitioner have both retired, so this will just be kind of a "meet & greet" appointment. This young lady was a friend of my son's, which is kind of weird, but I know even as a youngster she was very reliable, detail oriented and thorough in whatever project she took on, so I feel confident I'll be comfortable with being cared for by her.

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Got home yesterday late morning after being in Fargo a couple days. Was able to get to watercize both yesterday and today, so 3 sessions this week. Wish I'd have known about it earlier in the summer so I could've started earlier. I really enjoy it -- a fun was to get in the strength training. Back to more sensible eating today!!

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Yesterday went to a string orchestra concert, which I enjoyed. Got up early this morning and did a 2.5 mile walk and now will get ready to go to watercize. Heading back to Fargo this afternoon to watch the grandkids as son-in-law is having hernia surgery early tomorrow morning.

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Got in a long walk yesterday and ate lots of those fresh veggies from the Farmer's Market!

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My weight did go up a little, so I need to get that back off. Definitely a walk is in order today! Enjoy the crawfish festival!

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We took the opportunity to drive over to the beach yesterday to beat the heat. It was nice. Did some walking and had a great lunch at a favorite spot.

I leave tomorrow for a week at the conference I go to every year on Agile software.

It is in Orlando, where there'll be muggy heat, but I won't notice as I am likely inside all week. A busy week ahead. I hope that things slow down a bit when I get home.

I have a month until I go speak at another conference in Denver...and I'm going to enjoy that month at home. I, too, need to get serious about weight loss. I am sick and tired of all those perfectly good clothes in my closet that I can't wear.

I jogged 6 miles this morning. Now we are heading off to the Crawfish Festival in the next town over...

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Got home about 11 a.m. today so time to get a walk in later this afternoon on a beautiful day. I did get in a short walk last night after the kids were settled in bed. They were all tired and were in bed at 8. Haven't been on the scale for a few days so am hoping I did okay the last 2 days. I know I didn't go crazy but also didn't eat totally healthily. Tomorrow morning will tell the story....

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Checking in from my daughter so today and will see my son later today. They want me to come over and see the nursery..only 2 months until the baby boy arrives! Rainy day here so only exercise will be my trip to Walmart. Back home tomorrow.

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Not even that hot here in MN! Stay cool! Watercize was really nice yesterday - a good workout and I'm feeling it in my muscles today, and it's a good feeling. A fun way to get s/t in! I'll definitely be going every time I'm able until the pool closes at the end of the month. Tomorrow I'm off to Fargo for a consultation with my genetics physician and will spend a couple days with my kids. I remember when we weighed about the same - unfortunately I've gained and now have been in the 170's. I am making some progress, though and heading closer to the 160's! Being retired and having more time for exercise will help me get there!

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It is supposed to get up to 103 today, then 108 for the next two days. Really incredibly hot. Record breaking hot. But since this is the first day of the heat wave it did cool off last night...but the rest of the week? Not really..

After I finish my coffee, I'm going out for a short jog. M weight is up to 161. So I'm limiting my carbs for the rest of the week.

We'll see what effect that has.

Water aerobics sounds like fun. Let me know how it went.


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Planning on going to water aerobics today for the first time. I think I'll enjoy it.

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No corn or cantaloupe on hand at the colony yesterday. We did find some corn at the grocery store - not as good as the Hutterites, but still tasted good with the blts. Not much on the agenda today other than church this morning and band practice tonight.

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I went to the farmer's market this morning and saw the summer squash - I don't think I've ever tried it before. Next time I'm going to get one. I did buy something that I've never had before, and that's kohlrabi, so we'll find out what we think of that. Was disappointed that the Hutterite Colony people weren't there with sweet corn, as they have the absolute best, as well as the best cantaloupe. Hubby and I are going to take a drive to the colony this afternoon and get both at their little produce store. It's worth the 12-mile drive!

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I harvested 3 summer squash (the kind that looks like a flying saucer) and had one of them for breakfast along with my eggs and leftover potato/pepper hash. Yum.

Pickleball sounds fun. I had a good workout yesterday with my personal trainer and also did a hill workout yesterday. Felt good because she worked on getting my hip out of whack (and it helped a lot). But this morning I woke up and it felt achey. I suspect I need to see my chiropractor next week when he's back in town.

Nevertheless...I'll keep moving. Today I'll go jogging again before it gets too warm. Then work at my desk on my presentation...and clean the kitchen floor (it's about time).

Hope you enjoy the weekend! Weight back "down" to 160 this morning.

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Continued progress - even though the scale stayed the same, I didn't go backwards, and I did stay totally on track with my eating yesterday and got in a brisk walk of about 3 miles.

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Another good day of exercise yesterday and the weight is going down slowly. I do think adding in the pickleball again helps, as it's a different kind of exercise from walking, and it's a love of moving/stopping, etc. I will stay in the habit of playing as long as my plantar fasciitis can tolerate it. Actually my podiatrist came to play last night. We're growing the group!

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Good morning from cloudy Oregon. We haven't had rain in 40 days...but it is cloudy this morning. Should burn off by noon. I know I travel a lot. But a lot less this year than last.

And indeed, that is a good thing. I travel one week in August to a conference, then to central Oregon 4 days to watch the eclipse at my brother's house...then a week in September, another week or maybe 2 in October...then we are taking a week's vacation in November and 2 more in December. (My husband, now that he is mostly retired has been booking time for vacations away). So that kind of travel is totally not stressful....I expect there will be more of that in our future.

My weight is 160.5 this morning and I have an achey hip that has been bothering me for 2 weeks...ever since I spent a few days in a row shoveling woodchips and spreading them in the garden. I had a massage yesterday, but still.... Grr. I am grumpy about that.

But life is always a challenge. I am enjoying summer and hope to go jogging today.
Here's to exercise!

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Sherwood, your "not much travel" seems like a whirlwind to me!! Happy to say that my weight was down this morning and I'm motivated to keep it up! Waiting for the rain to clear so I can get out for my walk. Will play pickleball tonight also, if weather permits.

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Thinking of Oaxaca this morning and hoping she is doing well! Great workout at pickleball last night! It's supposed to get really hot today so I'm going to finish posting and then get my walk in while it's still tolerable. Had a nice rain last night which we needed!

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A busy weekend and a busy Monday morning. Time goes so fast since I retired! But I plan to keep active and not get into the habit of tv watching and napping! Beautiful day so will go for a walk and then plan to play pickleball tonight.

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Progress today on the scale, so I'm encouraged! The Mail app that Windows 10 recommends is terrible and I'm very frustrated that Windows 7 came with LiveMail and now I can't seem to be able to transfer the messages to this new Mail app, or even if I cave in and purchase Outlook I'm not sure I can import all my messages. And also my e-mails won't print from the Mail app. So I'm frustrated with that, as I do need a more powerful e-mail program on my desktop. So I'm done venting about that, but I've been struggling with it for a full day trying to figure out how to import contacts and messages, but all the research shows it's probably not going to happen! grrrrrr! Today I'm off to a lunch put on by the hospital as a fundraiser for our local Cancer Support Group. One of our doctor's makes awesome malts, and I'm hoping I can pass that up, but it's just kind of tradition. After that I'll get a walk in. Have a good weekend!

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Have been busy again. Got a new computer and they were supposed to transfer everything for me, but there are some glitches. The Office program I had didn't come with Outlook and I'm not even sure what she put on - I think just a Microsoft email app. None of my contacts are there, so I need to fix that as well as recover some information from the old computer needed to use a dictation program that I use. Always a challenge when a new computer with a new OS (Windows 10). Was disappointed this morning when I got on the scale - my weight had been going down a bit all week and now it jumped almost a full pound even though I got some good cardio yesterday and ate sensibly! Guess I can't let it frustrate me, but just hang in there!

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MNNice, your week at the lake sounds just delightful.

I, too, have been enjoying summer. But 100 sounds too hot.

My weight was 159.4 this morning. I am not watching what I am eating...but I am getting plenty of exercise. Got up at 5:30 this morning...watered the plants in the pots, walked to get the newspaper then read it and drank my morning coffee while watching the Tour de France on the tv. It is a good background...we have a tradition of watching the tour in the summer....the current leg is over at around 9....so after that I went on a 4.2 mile jog, then showered and after our trip to the store for weekly groceries, worked on presentations and papers all evening. We smoked a pork tenderloin in our new smoker, and ate that along with some chard from the farmers' market and white wine for dinner.

Summer is so wonderful.

Here's to enjoying it. I am glad you are finding being retired so pleasant.

I have two days of business travel next week, then will be gone to a conference the first week of August in Orlando, and another conference mid September, and a final conference in Vancouver, BC in late October....but no other travel is currently planned. Except for the last 2 weeks of the year along with our kids in Hawaii. So life is good.

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Had a wonderful week at the lake with the kids and grandkids. The giggles from my granddaughters upon catching their first fish (and they caught a LOT of them right off the dock) was worth every penny I paid for the rental cabin!! Today my goal is to go get my new computer. I'm taking this one along and they will transfer everything over for me for $30 so it's worth it to me! Hope all goes well... always a challenge with a new computer! Supposed to hit 100 today, so may not be going for a walk. If I have time after working with setting up the new computer, I may do a Leslie Sansone video. Need to get some exercise in!!


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Good morning! Just checking in on a sunny (with some clouds) Monday morning. We're only supposed to get to 76 today. So a nice day to be outside/do some more woodchip spreading around the perimeter of my garden.

I weighed 158.1 this morning. Here's to a week of keeping on track.

I did a ton of exercise last week...even went bicycling with my husband for a couple of hours. So the challenge is to keep up with the exercise this week as well as sensible eating. I think I can do it!

This time of year is so wonderful.

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MNNice- Glad to hear you are enjoying retirement. I am in the quasi-work mode as one of my clients just laid off a bunch of people who I had been working with. We'll see if it picks up in September or not. I'm not counting on it.

In the meantime, I need to find that right balance of leisure, writing, and conference prep.

But today is gorgous. Went out for 8 very slow miles this morning. Then we went to the farmers' market and had some barbeque. Now I am ready for a nap!

I will keep checking in.
My weight was 159.7 this morning. That is a good trend.

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Good morning, Sherwood! Had a nice 4th of July, and now I have another busy day ahead of me. Off for a meeting with our financial advisor this morning and hopefully he won't tell me I need to go back to work!!! LOL. Survived the 4th potluck without terribly over eating, but no exercise as it was pretty hot and humid.

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First day of retirement! I feel so "free"! Going for a walk on a gorgeous morning instead of sitting at my desk!

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Beautiful morning here and I will enjoy my final morning walking to the office. After this it will be.. just walking to wherever I feel like heading on beautiful summer mornings, followed by coffee on the front porch! I am going to enjoy the autumn of my life!!!!

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Batch cooking sounds ambitious! I like that.

My weight was 159.4 this morning. Drifting down to post Seattle weight. That's good. It is a beautiful sunny day here. I plan on taking it easy though (no jogging today). Still sore / achey last night. It is my left hip and inner part of my calf below the knee. Grr.

So be it. I have an appointment with my nutritionist this afternoon (my last visit with her). I also want to go to the garden store and use my 2 for 1$ to buy some replacement plants/perennials. The deer mowed down my tomatoes. I think they will recover but I might find a couple replacement ones (even if it is late, I don't care). I also want to buy a few small plants for the footpath to tuck in. It is fun to see which ones survive and take over.

Have a good 4th of July weekend!
Sherwood

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My plan is that when I retire I'll have more time to cook, and I will batch cook healthy meals so when things do get busy it will be just as easy to take something homemade out of the freezer as to go out and eat something not healthy. So that's the PLAN - will see if it work out that way! Taking my Jeep in this morning to get the windshield chip fixed - will just drop it off and walk to work from there. Finally tonight I have nothing going on so can get a walk in after work. Had a very nice small but casual party with the office staff last evening and they gave me a very nice garden bench made of some kind of stone. I love it!

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Retirement is a time for changes, that's for sure!

My husband is mostly retired. And while I am still working, my worklife has been slowing down. And I'm OK with that. I am truly enjoying staying at home (mostly) this summer. My one client has had slowdowns of work this summer, so I am OK with not spending so much time with them. And my other client has backed off on meetings, too. So life is pretty *easy* workwise.

Now I just need to find that balance of a little work/writing along with enjoying the summer.

Take care. Hope you had a great party. And then, carry on. I find that sure, I could nibble at home on things, but somehow, for me anyway, it's easier than when there is restaurant food to just say no to certain things. I know this isn't rational, but if it works, I'm OK with that.

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Sounds like a great weekend! Always fun when we can have time with our kids! And in my case that will now include grandkids! My exercise and eating has been consistently inconsistent! But I try to do the healthy thing MOST of the time. Next month I think it will be easier for the exercise, since I can do it on my own time. Being home all the time could be a challenge to eating, however. It will definitely be a new phase in which I will be making some changes to my life! Tonight the people from the office (about 25 in all) will be meeting at one of my favorite restaurants for a little retirement party for me. Pasta and bellinis will be on my menu and since it's a special occasion, I'm not going to fret about it!

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Good afternoon!
Well....I had a good weekend in Seattle. Got to spend Sunday hanging out with my son who lives there, too. It was hot for Seattle...in the 90s.

This morning I weighed 159.9.

It will take me a few days to shed my Seattle weekend weight gain. We stayed at a McMennamin's hotel...which has bar food and many little eating/drinking places on the property. I was doing OK until someone ordered tater tots. We also ate late at night, too. So I am tired.

Hope all is well with you, MNNice. Check in. Let me know how you are doing.

And what your July goals are. I will be thinking about what I want to accomplish, too.

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Sorry I haven't checked in. I've been enjoying the summer weather. This weekend (I leave Friday) I drive up to Seattle to spend a day at a board meeting of the nonprofit I'm involved in...then get to spend Sunday hanging out with my son who lives in Seattle...then the drive home again.

Life is pretty good right now. My weight was 159 this morning. I will have to watch what I eat this weekend...but then I am home and back on track.

My knees / shins have not been happy these past two weeks. So it has been a challenge to jog. I need to ice/rest and still try to jog when I can. So....there's always something.

This weekend it is supposed to get hot- into the high 90s. Fortunately, our sprinkler system is tuned up now and working. So it is just the flowers in pots that'll need special attention. I will make sure and water them all before I leave on Friday. I can't trust that my husband, home alone will remember to water the pots.

Take care!
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Felt great to get in a good walk last night - even though rather hot. Today is a rainy one, so probably will end up doing a video for exercise tonight. Have been doing well with food intake and need to keep it up!

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Had a band concert out of town last night so didn't get a walk in, but tonight my schedule is finally clear, so I'm looking forward to it!!

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6/19/17 1:55 P

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Like the new picture! I guess I should update mine one of these days, too! Still up and down with both the exercise and eating. This past weeks has had so much going on that I haven't been very vigilant! But I WILL get back on the path! The adoption took place Thursday and I now am a proud grandma of 2 sweet girls, ages 7 and 5! Congrats on the good results from the annual checkup! I need to schedule mine and since my NP that I've been with for years recently retired, I have to choose a new doctor and/or Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant, so am trying to make that decision. My checkup with my radiation oncologist last week went well, so now on the my basic health! Should be checking in more regularly now that things have settled down.

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6/13/17 3:34 P

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Good afternoon.Just got home from my annual physical with my doctor. Things are looking good. My bloodwork was excellent, my cholesterol levels aok...in short, the only thing I need to worry about is to take a special form of B vitamin that is methylated because I am not absorbing it very well. I have some markers of inflammation. I should keep doing what I am doing. And I should get a sleep apnea test...just to figure out whether that is why I get so tired.

I am happy that things are going so well. I have a little bursitis in my knee due to overstressing it on my long run. So I've been taking it easy this week. It is a cloudy day today and cool...but after Thursday's rain forecast, the next days look very summerlike. That is good.

Take care!
Sherwood

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6/9/17 8:23 P

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OK, the weekend is coming. My goal is to jog 8 miles tomorrow, plant the rest of my veggie garden and some annuals and perennials I got...then chill. Oh, any maybe try to fast on Sunday. Just because. We'll see. I know I need to get some motivation going for actually watching what I eat....and this week is a good one. I'm done with a lot of time consuming commitments, now just need to get motivated to get things done!

Hope you have a nice weekend, MNNice. And that you are finding a path forward that is satisfying on both the exercise and eating fronts.

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6/8/17 10:01 A

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Congratulations on 41 years of marriage! Not a common task in these days! I always say marriage sometimes takes hard work, but is worth it! I'm having a good week and making some progress. Having the grandkids here over the weekend will probably keep me busy enough that I won't have time to be inactive, and I will have lots of healthy food on hand for them which I will also be eating. Hoping to make it through the weekend and continue on the right track!

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6/6/17 2:19 P

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So we have our good and bad days...and then we get back on track.

I think the challenge for both of us is to not let one bad day become a string of them.

Last night we went out to a very special dinner at a restaurant called Beast. It was prepared by a Japanese inspired chef. Needless to say, after a six course meal with sake, I gained a pound or so overnight. But then, I finished eating after 9 p.m. So today, I am taking it easy with a fast until dinner (drinking water and coffee in the interim). It was an amazing meal, but I realize that I need to counter that with moderation afterwards. Maybe you might think a fast day is a bit extreme...but to me, it is a way of just recovering and refreshing my digestive system. The meal was very high cuisine, small plates...truly amazing. But now...back to earth. (It was in celebration of our 41st wedding anniversary next week).

Here's to summer!

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6/6/17 1:42 P

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Finally having good weather so I am getting walking in. I had a bad few days last week and gained a bit - not I'm doing better and it's coming back down. Wish I could be more consistent!

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6/2/17 11:03 A

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OK, I weighed 158.8 this morning. I had a fast day yesterday (where I didn't eat after a late dinner Wednesday night until 6 p.m. when I had dinner). I suspect that accounts for about a pound of that loss. I am not fasting so much to lose weight as to disconnect from food from time to time so I can get my body away from craving sugar/carbs.

I was in no way hungry all day. But my stomach felt growly two times: once when I started the coffee grinder and another time around lunch time. (I think I've been trained like Pavlov's dogs to respond to food cues).

Yesterday afternoon I bought 8 tomato plants and an eggplant and a lemon cucumber and some herbs and planted them in my veggie garden. Today I hope to plant the upper beds with seeds. It is so nice to be home for the next 2 months. This is really the best time of the year here.

Here's to a good weekend!

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