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7/23/16 4:27 P

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Good job planning so well Sherwood!
I am on track, and now on different meds...very strong, and I am a little stoned, but the good thing is my appetite is fading!
All of the clothes, etc. I am taking are laid out, and when hubby get home he will help me pack, since he is the champion packer in the family, and also I have 4 bottles of liquor to pack.
I am so excited about this trip...I will be gone for just about 3 weeks. Apparently it is sweltering in Toronto, while here in Mexico its relatively mild.
I will post when I can, and hope to find you here occasionally. Otherwise our team might just disappear.
Happy weekend to all!












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7/22/16 9:18 P

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I'm off tomorrow too, Oaxaca. May you feel better soon. Bloat is no fun.
I leave on a 6 a.m. flight. Get into Atlanta 4:30 p.m. Hope to eat healthy while traveling. I will do my best. I've packed breakfast food for the week, as well as a small supply of bars and nuts. I suspect that my breakfast will be a mix of vegie protein shake and some mixed in dried peanut butter plus a piece of fruit (if they have some). I do not want to eat any of their sweets for breakfast and the yogurts they typically have are full of them.

I did 8 miles jogging today. Very very slowly and the last mile was mostly walking. My glutes/pera formis was killing me. But I did it. Now I am nearly packed and will do some stretching/rolling before I read my book.

Be well. I will be thinking of you, team! I am back next Friday evening.

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7/22/16 4:36 P

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I'm hanging in....too bad the meds have gotten me all bloated when my eating is right on track. Oh well, this too will pass.
Safe travels tomorrow Sherwood....I'm off on Sunday....I guess this team will be pretty quiet for awhile....
Happy Friday!












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7/21/16 3:46 P

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Good afternoon, team. Oaxaca, hang in there.

I have been so busy getting ready for my conference next week and all my client work, too. Getting crazy. I will leave at 4 a.m. to catch my 6 a.m. flight to Atlanta on Saturday, then be back Friday evening at 5 p.m., weather willing. There have been thunderstorms in Atlanta every day and it will continue. 90+F and thunderstorms really isn't to my liking.

I am less sore, but am hopeful my PT can give me some new stretches/exercises that will my recovery from flying easier.

There is much more travel in my future, too....might go back to San Jose for a day or two after I return from my conference for work...and they are talking about more workshops for me in Israel and Banaglore in September. So I need to balance things out. I've stated as a general rule that I will not travel more than 2 weeks/mo on business....as a goal. I think that will be no prob in August as people are vacationing then....but Sept and Oct and even Nov look busy.

In the meantime, we do every day what we can, and continue to focus on health, well-being and our relationship to food. Take care, team! We are in this together.

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7/21/16 10:16 A

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I saw my orthopedic doctor yesterday, and he prescribed 2 different medications that seem to be easing the pain quite a bit. Whew. We have a couple coming for dinner tonight, and hubby has sworn to do almost everything, so I should be ok.
I am back on track...actually, I had almost no appetite yesterday. I don't mind if that continues! And with the meds I was given I cannot drink, so I am safe re: wine tonight.
Hope to see more posts as the day wears on.












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7/20/16 12:23 P

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Oh boy, pills are not for me....I had to take pain pills yesterday, and they really put me on Mars. I was in the kitchen late at night like an alien who had never had earth food....another bad night. Darn, darn, darn. So I will suffer tonight, and will not take any meds before bed. During the day I seem to be able to veg out in front of the tv or sleep, but late at night on come the crazies for food. Enuff said....
Hope your soreness continues to ease up Sherwood.
I am disappointed with the last two days, but I must put them behind me and try hard today to do well...even with pain, I always feel so much better when I am on track.












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7/19/16 8:06 P

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Ouch! I feel your pain, Oaxaca. Hope things ease up. No fun with that tumble. The last time I fell was out of a shower in a hotel while traveling. I am lucky I only had a bump and a sore back/hip...but didn't hit my head too hard. I didn't feel right for a couple of days. I'm hoping you feel better soon.

Today I had my scheduled massage. Nice. Then I went jogging as I did not want 3 days to pass w/o exercise. My weight is 163.2 this morning. So be it. I am moderating what I eat, but not really measuring. I am stretching, and doing even more stretching. My normal tightness was less so my massage therapist could work on other sore tight parts of me that normally don't get much attention. And here's to better days.

Take care, team!
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7/19/16 4:44 P

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I had a tumble yesterday...literally and figuratively. I missed a step on the stairs and went flying, landing on my right side. By some miracle my prosthetic hip stayed put....I was terrified at first that I was in for big problems. But I am sore, sore, sore. Thus, to get to sleep I took a pill, the ones I try to avoid because they make me so "devil-may-care." And they did just that. I struggled out of bed and ate some sweets that, when I tallied this morning, put me 500 calories over my allowance. But I feel relieved that that was it. There was still a little part of me, saying "ok, stop now, stop now" and eventually I did. Also, I ate sitting down and slowly, which is not typical for me. So not a good thing, but could have been waaaaay worse.
Today I am still in pain, and using my post-surgery cane from 2 years ago when I am walking. And to top it off, one of the teeth on my temporary plate broke off earlier in the evening, so I soon am off, hobbling, to the dentist. Yesterday was NOT my day!
So I am sticking to my healthy eating today, and am not dwelling on last night. I am committed to an on track 24 hours. emoticon
And to you Sherwood, Happy Stretching!












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7/18/16 6:22 P

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Good afternoon, team! I'm so sleepy this afternoon. So I'm lazing around. Did work this morning, then went to a PT session at 1. She has me doing even more stretches. My lower and mid back flexibility was shot after yesterday's 2 hours in the garden. So...I know that I'm going to have a lot of stretching in my future.

Keep up the good work, Oaxaca! You are inspiring.

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7/18/16 4:19 P

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Not any real news except: WooHoo! I am still on track! That's good enough news for me!
Happy Monday team, and hope you are doing well.












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7/17/16 12:15 P

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My thyroid replacement meds were just bumped up a bit with my latest prescription. Here's hoping that taking it correctly and a higher dosage will have an effect. My weight went up yesterday but I didn't bother to weigh this morning. I am just eating sensibly and that's that. No accounting for this except something is off....

Glad you kept on track Oaxaca...and it sounds like you had a good day yesterday. I did, too...although I was exhausted when I went to bed at 9. Today? Cloudy but that's OK. Will try to do some gardening this afternoon. Have a hair appointment later, too.

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7/17/16 11:35 A

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Sorry I missed posting yesterday...I'm still on track, and boy, it feels good! emoticon
I almost blew it yesterday, but managed things and ended up saving myself.
We had a nice day going out to our god daughter's village. The women there are known for their red clay pottery, and they had their first pottery fair yesterday....the weather cooperated, and it was very enjoyable.
Today is a quiet day before my week of last minute appointments, etc. before my trip.
Sherwood, I guess if the change in when you take your pill doesn't cause any changes in your results the doctor will raise the level of your meds. Hope this new method of yours proves successful.
Here's to a great Sunday!












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Good evening team. Checking in after a long day. I ran 8.25 miles this morning. Felt pretty good afterwards, then a lazy day of reading, shopping and grilling. I had two glasses of wine and 3 handfuls of cheesy popcorn...but the rest of the day was sensible eating. We'll see how it goes with tomorrow's weigh in.

The weather has been outstanding. Light clouds in the morning followed by clearing skies and low 70s. Tomorrow it will get into the 80s. Beautiful summer weather. Tomorrow I hope to do some gardening, continue with my stretching. And spend an entire hour after I take my morning thyroid pill before I eat or have any coffee. The test results showed no change. So I read online that absorption is hindered by coffee even...just have that glass of water with the pill and wait a full hour. Even more incentive for me to get up early and take that pill as I do love that morning coffee. Feeling tired...but hope to finish my book, Middlemarch, soon.

Enjoy your Sunday, team!

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7/15/16 1:48 P

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Grinding noises doesn't sound good. Maybe a fan bearing going out (but if it is the bearings it will be intermittent)....I once ordered and replaced a fan that went out on my old computer (that was before a laptop). Felt really proud of myself although hated the process of fixing it -- had to figure out how to take it apart and put it back together which took a couple of hours.

Went to my PT yesterday---she does wonders with me. Spent a whole hour. Massaged my hamstring. Pressed around on my mid back. Got me to do some new stretches. I see her again Monday. Today I went jogging through town and felt pretty good. My hamstring/right leg in back is a bit achy, but much better. Weight was up a bit ---not sure what that's all about as I've been a mindful eater.

Weekend goals: 8 mile jog Saturday. Watch what I eat carefully. And take it one day at a time.
Have a good weekend, team!

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7/15/16 10:31 A

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Good to hear at least the everyday annoyances are settling down Mnnice. Relax this weekend, and work hard to stay on track...you know you will feel better if you do!
I so far have had a good week, and I really want to keep it up over the weekend. I'm really trying to plan well for success. Friends will be over tonight, so I am going to put out snacks that are good for me, not just good for them. And, will limit again my wine.
My trip is a little over a week away...really getting excited....
Have a happy healthy Friday team!












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7/14/16 4:27 P

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Had a good day yesterday despite everything going on. They were just arriving to install new central air unit when I came back to work after lunch. Hope it all went well. Not looking forward to the bill.... ! And my computer did boot back up when I plugged it in and turned on last night. Seems to be okay now. Still making the grinding noise that the repair guys thought was a fan -- even though it wouldn't make the noise when they were there after doing it every start-up for the last several months! Figures. Hoping the rain stays away so I can get a good walk in again tonight. Can't believe the weekend is almost here already, but I'm looking forward to it!

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7/14/16 4:25 P

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Mnnice, so glad to see your post, but so sorry that so many difficult things have been going on in your life. What a big, big disappointment for your daughter! And those hassles with getting some closure around your brother's death....just too much to deal with.
I hope things settle for you, and that you do get back in the "swing of things" soon. Hopefully as things calm down you can get back to your healthier habits as well.
I got through last night with flying colors! What a relief. Now to continue on this positive road.
Keep up the mindfulness Sherwood....you know it pays off!
Have a good rest of the day team!












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Welcome back, MNNice. Sounds like you are dealing with a lot. Hopefully you had some time to relax on vacation. Sometimes computer repair sw repairs a little bit, then fails and when you try again it works....It never fails to amaze me how things can be fixed by simply rebooting...there are literally millions of things that can heal themselves on powerup because that is when everything gets reset/reconfigured. I once had to run diskrepair on my computer after it was "fried" in the trunk in Arizona (it was 110F that day)...all evening, but it eventually repaired itself.

That said, I'm going in this morning to get my bloodwork done to see how my TSH levels are...and what if any adjustments are needed. Phoned my doc's office yesterday and they placed the order. Will get results today and then meds (if needed) will be adjusted today. So we'll see. I slept again watching tv last night (according to my fitbit), but was wide awake this morning and got up before 6. Guess I didn't need the sleep. My weight was "down" again to 162.5 this morning. So the trend is good. I mustn't let up. Here's to being mindful about what I put in my mouth!

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7/13/16 9:11 P

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Here I am at last. Vacation at the lake is over and trying to get back in the "swing" of things! Lots going on - still dealing with trying to get my brother's remains back from Philippines and plan for a memorial service but we haven't even received death certificates yet, so it is frustrating! My daughter found out yesterday that the 3 little girls they had hoped to adopt isn't going to happen because something or someone who was a danger to them is requiring that they be placed somewhere away from where they are now living, for their safety. That was a big disappointment. Yesterday our air conditioner conked out, and this morning I found out I need to consult a specialist about a possible root canal, plus I tried to start my computer and it wouldnt start and a "Startup Repair" started running but could not repair it. I shut it down and unplugged, and when I tried later on it did start. So today hasn't been great! I have not had any binging problems, but have been eating too much and not the right foods. My weight continues to go up. It could be because of a medication I went off. Will need to consult with my doctor about that. Will try to be more regular here!

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7/13/16 4:26 P

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Oaxaca, hang in there. I'm pulling for you to resist the binge tonight. Be on the alert. Be strong.

I know I need my thyroid re-checked. Time for that. Will send my doc an email about that today. But...I am "back down" to 162.9 this morning. So while this is high, it is a few pounds lower than it was two days ago. I have no idea why that bump occurred. And I had a good jog today. Felt faster and was faster. I went back and checked and I've not run this fast since April on my short jog...I am definitely not feeling so achy as I have been. It could be that I'm just psychologically motivated due to my visit to my PT, or I actually could be healing/strengthening/improving my flexibility just a touch. I don't care what the cause is...it is sure a positive boost.

I'm eating under control. Breakfast was a small banana, some plain yogurt and a sprinkling of granola. Lunch was a baked zucchini chunk w/a small amount of sausage/low fat cheese and mushrooms (leftover from last night) and some green beans and small tomatoes. I have to restrain myself. Catching myself saying: do you really want to eat more/eat this? And that is good because the answer for the last two days has been "no, I don't". I find myself eating out of frustration, boredom, stress, tiredness....but when I feel energized and motivated, it is so much easier to be in control.

Be well, team. Hope to hear from you, MNNice....

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7/13/16 1:13 P

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I'm hanging in team, and hope to continue.
Tonight we are going out for dinner, so that will be a test as to my commitment.
Hope you are doing well...already Wednesday!












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7/12/16 10:37 A

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Sherwood, have you had your thyroid re-checked? That could be part of the weight issue.
I am doing ok the last couple of days. I have to stay positive and not let negative thinking pull me down, like "You always can get a few good days, but then you always fall." Not this time around. Not going to listen to those destructive thoughts.
Working on an on track, binge free Tuesday.












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7/12/16 9:41 A

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We are decluttered. The window replacement guys come today (for the next three days). My weight is waaayyy up. Not sure what is going on but I gained 2 pounds today. Up to 164.5 this morning. Ouch....

Had my first visit to my PT yesterday. She is having me do small things (I have a very tight lower and mid back)...and getting me to breathe correctly and use my lower diaphragm correctly. Interesting. We'll see how this goes. Little things, but I contract when I breathe in instead of expand and relax....I knew I was backwards :-)

Goal today: Go jogging. Eat little. Drink lots of liquids and see what happens. This can't last.

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7/11/16 2:33 P

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Stayed on track yesterday.....working on another good day.
Sherwood, hope you are doing well, and that the decluttering project is going smoothly.
Here's to a good week for us all.













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7/10/16 2:58 P

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Good morning, team. Oaxaca...my thoughts are with you. I've mustered strength and energy to renew my efforts on weight control. But so far, no weight loss.

I am hanging in there and hope you do, too. Stick with that group and I am hopeful that binging will become less frequent. What is it with July? It is a stretch month for us all, I think.

But I have two more weeks at home and I am going to make the most of them.
Tomorrow I meet with a PT about my lower back issues. We'll see how that goes. I slept 9 hours last night and feel really rested. My husband and I are cleaning up our house (hours worth of work) for the people who are going to come and install some windows in several rooms of our house. Initially I was ticked off, but now I am getting into cleaning and organizing. And think that clutter has been a big problem for me. It is similar to slow weight gain or bad habits...you don't notice it until it is way harder to reduce/get under control. But we can do this.

Take care. I hope you all have a good week.
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Hi there team. I have really had an awful week, so I decided to go back to a team I joined ages ago, called Living Binge Free, where they have a thread to report on your day each day. I have committed myself to post there, at least until my trip on the 24th, with the hope of getting out of the rut I have been in this week. So I may be posting here a little less, but I will post.
Nothing much new except I feel kind of defeated, but am not giving up. Just need some new artillery!
Hope you gals are doing ok!













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Good afternoon, team.
Oaxaca...I am controlling those nuts. Today. Yesterday. Not so much. Pulled myself back up and said: stop that!!! And just one handful today. I am tired of my inner rebellious child being a rebel.

I went to my sports chiro and my personal trainer today. My sports chiro says I need to add strength training in because my back/hip issues are chronic, not due to an injury. Monday I go to a PT to see what she might be able to do for me. I do know that I will seek people who will give me options and push me to change/add behaviors to keep me mobile, strong and active. So I'm actually looking forward to my session Monday. This weekend my goal is to run 7 mi (or more if I feel up to it) tomorrow. Slow, steady, and in rhythm. It is cooler (70F) and we had rain last night today. Showery over the weekend...but tomorrow morning should just be cloudy. So I'm going for it!

Have a good weekend!

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Thankfully I got through yesterday on track....now to continue and not fall prey to the crazies again.
I am off to the hairdresser, and then later I have a class to teach.
Mnnice, really miss hearing from you....hope you can post soon.
Look forward to your post today Sherwood, and hope you are controlling those nuts and not being a nut for nuts!
Happy Friday to all!












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This week, so far, has not been a good one for me. My eating was fine all day long, and then, I jumped out of bed like a spirit had taken over me. I binged, and this morning I really feel ill. Sooooo frustrating!!!!!!!!!!
I am try to stay positive, so I will carry on with my day, and again, try to do my best.
Maybe we need to call on the GOOD spirits to take over and get us going again!













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7/7/16 9:13 A

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Good morning, team.
You are spot on with your observation about my relationship to nuts. I can't limit them very many days in a row. So, I probably should have them on my "extremely limited" list. I find I eat several handfuls a day. Not just one.

I had a massage yesterday which was much needed. Probably need to schedule an appointment with my chiropractor, too...as I have lower back and mid back tightness/aches...

My weight is up to 162.6 this morning. I woke up before 5 a.m. and just stayed up. I'll definitely need a nap later this afternoon. A gray day with rain in our forecast. Probably a good day to take it easy.

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Hurray! Stayed on track yesterday and plan to stay there!
I am going to try hard to get back to the timed snacks...that really did help me.
I have an appointment today, and also need to do some grocery shopping.
I finally finished the 4 book series I was reading...now to find another that is just as good.
I hope the rest of you are doing well, and Mnnice, hope things are calmer now and hope to hear from you soon.












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Good to hear you are doing well Sherwood....I, on the other hand, really fell flat on my face last night....had a really bad, unexpected binge. I woke up feeling so down about it, but I got busy and am determined to cut this out NOW. I had been feeling so good with an accumulation of on track days and I want that back.
Now back to you Sherwood....not that I'm in any way the one to give advice right now, but do you thing you can survive a food plan with no nuts, or at least with only 10 almonds daily. I really think it might help with the weight loss. Nuts are full of good things, but also very full of calories, unfortunately. Here's to us both really sticking to our guns today and having a very successful day of eating properly!













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Good morning, team.

I am glad you are determined, Oaxaca. Keep it up. You had a slip up, but today is another day.

I am doing well. I have been eating on plan pretty much. I, too, had a glass of wine last night along with chicken skewers and grilled peppers, onions and mushrooms for dinner. Yum.

I got a lot of rest over the long weekend (even taking afternoon naps)...so I only slept 6 hours last night but feel rested...and content. My weight is 162 this morning. I am tracking and working on avoiding chips...and I need to add nuts to that, too. I ate a few too many of those yesterday. I plan on getting out and jogging again today, too.

So here's to a good week!

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Yesterday didn't go as well as I had planned. We had to go to a birthday lunch, and I ate wisely, but I did have some wine...not a lot, but a little more that I had set out to have. When we finally got home, I was hungry again, and the combo of hunger from a light lunch and the wine set me off. I started with healthy food, which would have been fine. But then later I got up and had some sweets. Thankfully I was still somewhat conscious, not totally in the crazy zone, so it wasn't as bad as in the past. My attitude today is I am continuing with on track eating, not starting over.
Its been a quiet day, as are many lately. I am obsessed with a four book novel by an Italian author, beautifully translated, and I can hardly put it down, so that is keeping me very occupied.
Hope you are sticking to your new plan Sherwood...sounds good!
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Good afternoon, team. No, it is a lazy day for me Oaxaca....I got back from my trip late Thursday night. And all day Friday I was busy with business and conference work...

Yesterday I managed to only get in 5 miles at the track before I quit. It was getting hot and I wasted a lot of time looking for my lost key (it was where I had left my pack) and I wasn't feeling it. So be it. I also gained about 4 pounds on my trip. But that is all gone now. I must be very sensitive to what I eat while traveling. It didn't freak me out, but I wasn't happy about that, either. I am now back to eating meat and very little grains/carbs (except veggies, salad greens and the like). And moderating the nuts I eat. So I hope to get onto a SB phase I diet over the next two weeks. I just feel healthier when I do.

I still am tired today. But I planted some perennials we bought on sale yesterday and cleaned out the filters in our pond... So I got my 10,000 steps in today. Getting massive cold sores...not sure what that's about. Suspect it has to do with travel. I didn't feel stressed, but I guess I was....

Oaxaca, I am happy that you have found small ways to set boundaries and control the binges. You are an inspiration. I am setting boundaries on myself, too....and I like it (for now). My goal is not to keep gaining weight, but to keep losing some. Here's to a relaxing Sunday!

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Hello again! I'm very happy today because last night was a battle, and I won! I really wanted something sweet, so finally decided to have a little snack cake that we have for our god daughter, that is 100 calories. It was delicious, and it really helped. I have looked at them before, but decided to keep them out of my eating plan unless in an emergency. Even though I was still a little " twitchy" for the rest of the night, I stayed away from more food and ended the day still in the lower end of my calorie range!
I really miss hearing from the two of you but Mnnice, you are probably at the lake, and Sherwood you are out working somewhere. But I do hope to hear from you both soon.
Here's to a successful Saturday!












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Happy July team! Let's make it a great month!
Yesterday was one of those days that I just felt like nibbling all day long, but I didn't! I set a limit on snacking, with a "rule" that I could have one snack 3 hours after a meal. And it worked! I stayed on track, and ended the day on a positive note.
Another at home day, with a class late afternoon. Life is not too exciting lately, but that's ok.
Mnnice, good for you for doing well at that pizza dinner. Hope its another good day for you.
Happy Friday!












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Last night was not a disaster. I drank half of a hard cider and the pizza had a very thin crust and I didn't stuff myself. My weight this morning was the same as yesterday. I wasn't able to get a walk in after work, so didn't quite make my 10,000 steps, but got in about 8,800, so I'm okay with all that. Today will definitely do a walk. I actually did some crunches this morning -- I'd been neglecting core work for quite a while and was beginning to feel it in my lower back, so I have to get back to that .. and maybe from there get back to upper and lower body s/t, which I know I need to do!! Back to work for me now!

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Good to see your post Sherwood....and it sounds like you are working hard both mentally and physically....keep up the great attitude!
So far so good this week....now I have to break the end of the week pattern of overeating...I feel so much better without those binges....I must keep that at the front of my mind.
Today I have to go to the dentist...one of the teeth broke off the provisional plate I have while the implants are healing....so he has to make another one so I can look human again.
I'm really getting excited about my upcoming trip to Toronto and Chicago....only around 3 more weeks!
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Just a quick check in, team, before I go to sleep. A very busy busy time for me this week. But today I got up and went jogging (4 miles!). Yay. I was motivated by four other people I've been working with this week who are quite the runners (they are younger, fit, trim and much faster than me)..but they are in their 30s and 40s and maybe 50...not 60+ like me. So they have been going running together several days this week before work. I went jogging along a dry creek on a very nice gravel path that they pointed me too...alone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. They came cruising by and passed me, but that was just fine. So that is one positive thing. I've been getting lots of walking and steps and exercise, even though I have been working very long hours and meeting lots of people. We'll see what happens with my weight. It looks like I will be travelling again here the week of July 11th, too....so I have challenges ahead, but like you MNNice, I'm not going to let my momentum tip until I weigh 170 pounds and give up. It is time to draw a line in the sand and fight for losing weight again. And I am happy with my food, eating and exercise this week. Not sure my weight will reflect all that I've done to hold the line this week, but I have a positive, determined attitude. Let's keep it going, team!

Take care,
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Good luck with your dinner Mnnice.....we can get dominos pizza here, and I checked the calories on line, and its about 250 a slice. Maybe that will help you figure out what amount will fit your tracking for today.
Since Sunday I've been on track, and today, at least so far, is the first day I'm not suffering and craving. Hope I stay that way through the evening. I had trouble sleeping last night, so I read my kindle in bed. I have a cover for it, and there is a light in it, so I can do that and not disturb hubby. Saved the day, but I was up until 3:00 a.m. Needless to say, I slept pretty late this morning. I did some things around the house, and then did some work on my plants and flowers outside. So its been a nice day so far.
Trying hard to finish off Wednesday in a positive way!












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I'm having a good week. Tonight will be a test, as I am meeting with the choir director to do some planning, and we will just be having a pizza & beer supper as we work. I will go without the beer, but will see if I'm able to use moderation with the pizza! I have another appointment after work, but I'm hoping to get in a walk between the two - I figure if I do some jogging I'll be able to get the miles in faster.

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Chicken recipe sounds good! I have a recipe where I pound down the chicken breasts, then wrap about 5 springs of asparagus with a piece of swiss cheese and roll that up in the chicken, fasten with a couple toothpicks and bake. It looks so fancy but is so easy and good! Beautiful day here, and I'm looking forward to my after work walk. Have been feeling so sleepy lately and have a swollen gland in my neck that sort of aches. I think I still have a lingering infection of some sort from when I caught a cold a month or 6 weeks ago. Probably need to get it checked out - have to get my annual physical scheduled so will do it then.

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Coincidence, no? Just today the topic on Spark was about regaining the weight....how timely!
Well, I got brave yesterday and did get weighed, and was relieved that I basically stayed the same weight. Whew! But now its time to get rid of those extra pounds that I really don't want....Oh, how I want to stay strong!
I had to go out this morning to get some things done, and now am home, and decided I will try a new chicken recipe for dinner...chicken breast with mushrooms, garlic, and balsamic vinegar.
Sounds really good, so I'll give it a try.
Not much to tell, just trying to stay positive and stay on track.
Wishing you a good, good day!













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It is hard to think of how long it took me to lose and that I am facing that again, but I know I need to do it. My clothes are beginning to not fit anymore, and the ones that I can wear feel uncomfortable. Next week I'll be at the cabin and will do some walk/jog intervals. That's great for burning calories. I absolutely cannot gain another pound and need to get moving in the other direction!

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Morning team.....you know, I bet a lot of sparkers regain, but then they give up, so we don't hear about it. Pat yourselves on the back for being here and not giving up. Think positive, try to find new things to help, and you will succeed. I just know it!
I need to pep talk myself too. Saturday night was another binge. The only saving thing is that I felt so full all day yesterday, I couldn't really eat much. And my calorie count was way down. But today I have to be careful so that doesn't backfire.
I have to do some shopping today, and then have an appt. at the clinic to get my medicine. I always get weighed when I go, so I'll see how I feel. I might not go and set up another time in a week or so....again, that scale phobia. We'll see.
Wishing us all a very positive start to the week.












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Yep, I'm back at my SP starting weight, too. It is disappointing. But I am not giving up.

I am in San Jose all week working for a client. There are a bunch of us consultant types here. From all over--Ireland, France, UK...we went out to dinner last night at 8. So much of this week will just be trying to toe the line until I can get back home and down to personal business and taking care of myself.

I am positive and hopeful. But realize it is a long climb.

Have a good week, team.

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Sherwood, I've been gaining too. Just one night of eating snack crackers, cheese, pizza and I can can 3 pounds - and it doesn't want to come back off. I am said to say that I have now reach the eight I was at when I first joined SP. I had already lost 50 pounds, but I am not feeling at all good about this gain and knowing what hard work it is to get it off. And like you, my energy level is down. I need to ramp up the exercise and hopefully that will also ramp up the energy level. Right now I really am sleepy and am so tempted to lay down and nap, but I need to force myself to get up and go for a walk. MOVE IT, Judy!!! LOL

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I got back on track yesterday, although it wasn't easy. I was trying to stay in the low range of my calorie allowance, but didn't achieve that. But the good thing is, I stayed in my range.
Woke up with a bad sinus headache, which is par for the course this time of year. My sinus pill took care of that quickly, thank goodness.
Hubby and I are doing some things around the house today, and that's about it.
Sherwood, I would guess that your thyroid issues are affecting your weight. Just keep at it, and as your meds are adjusted, things should even out.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday team!












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Good afternoon, team. I have been gaining weight. Not sure why. But my sluggish feeling continues. We'll see about thyroid function. I suspect it is not doing that great....I haven't been eating crazy, just eating carbs. Have eased back into eating some meat and cheeses and fish. I like that.

Well....I head out Sunday afternoon and will be at my client in San Jose for 4 days...then back home until I leave again on the 24th of July for a conference that I am involved in. It is in Atlanta. I may have another week of travel in July for my client, too...don't know yet.

I did my long jog today as I have an all day board meeting tomorrow...goes from 8 until after dinner when we are done chatting. Grrr. I like these people. Just a bad day for it as I'd much prefer staying at home chilling.

Have a good weekend. Get back on track, Oaxaca. You felt that urge coming on. Wonder if you might try some new tricks to stop it? Glad you are getting your steps in painfree, MNNice.

Take care!
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Mnnice, Hope all is settled soon. And so good to hear that you are back to pain free walking. I have started back on the elliptical,so I know how great it feels to be active again.
I was going to post late in the day yesterday in case I needed support, and I should have done that. I ended up eating late at night. I really had wanted to get through the week "clean", so its a disappointment. I am having such a hard time breaking that habit.
Working towards a better day, and trying to nurture a positive attitude.
Have a good one team!












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Sherwood, I have heard from friends that the thyroid meds do take some adjusting back and forth before it's "right", so hopefully eventually that will level off. I was pleased that I got in just under 14,000 steps yesterday. I am back to walking to work and then again a longer walk after work.. about 4-5 miles a day total, or 10,000-12,000 steps. It feels good and hopefully I'm getting back into making it a habit! Food is going okay, but no great weight loss. Still busy with family things and awaiting death certificate and return of remains from Philippines. Once we get those things, we can plan a small family service and burial and have the closure we all need! At least the stress of it hasn't seemed to cause a food frenzy!

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Oh Sherwood, so true.....the changes we experience with aging are not fun....but at least my report from the dentist today was positive...the work she did last week has healed nicely.
I am still on track, but its good that I waited til late in the day to post as I am feeling a little "twitchy" re: food, and I really don't want to mess up....so..... I commit to no more food until breakfast tomorrow....no getting out of bed in the middle of the night to eat.
We actually had some sunshine today, and mild temperatures....really lovely day...and I enjoyed it.
Have a restful night, and here's to a great tomorrow!












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Good afternoon, team.
I'm hanging in there. Good to hear from you both. So sorry to hear about your brother, MNNice. Today my younger brother skyped me to tell me that his left eye stopped working for a couple of hours this morning. I asked him what he meant and he said it was filmy and he couldn't see anything. Then it cleared up. He sees an opthomologist this afternoon. He told me that he "hates this sort of stuff". I do, too. It is part of getting older. Parts of us do break. And hopefully it isn't serious. I am hoping he doesn't have a stroke or a detached retina...but we'll see.

I have been waffling about what I will eat. And I've decided that to lose weigh, once I am back from traveling I will eat lean meats and fish again. I have a proven record of losing weight when I control carbs from fruits and grains. So be it. Eventually I want to get back to a plant based diet with grains...but I don't think it is going to work for me to lose weight.

And on that note...I find that I am getting fatiuged late in the day...last night I was like a zombie at 8 p.m. I suspect that my thyroid replacement isn't working that well...initially it did..but now it doesn't seem to have much of an effect. I get more blood tests in 3 weeks. I hope this gets figured out soon. It is annoying to be feeling like such a slug (so much so that I can barely stay awake)...

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I'm feeling good to be back to walking. I leave it at no more than 2 miles at a session, but it's going well! My eating has settled down some, and I'm hoping I can stay on track for a while!

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So sorry to hear about your brother and all the stress that has been part of your loss. I hope things settle down soon, and that you can relax....you must be numb from all that is going on.
Thank you for taking the time to post....we have missed you.
For right now, I am in a good state of mind...yesterday was clean eating, and I am working hard on keeping it up. I am trying to keep talking to myself in a loving yet stern way, and so far it has been helpful.
Still cool and rainy here, but it sure beats the heat we had...
Hope its a good day for all.












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Taking time to pop in. I've been for the most part holding my own. My foot is good now, and I'm back to walking when I can. My brother passed away in the Phillipines (where he lived) last Monday, and me and my siblings have been helping his son deal with all the red tape of getting him back home and coming up with the money to pay the hospital bill (they won't give you a death certificate until it's paid - and he had no insurance nor Medicare.. grrrrr), so it's been a scramble with many calls, emails, texts among family, but things are finally falling into place. I've sort of been in charge of arranging for a private family service when his remains get here... so it's been a busy, stressful time, and we will all be glad when his remains are in his son's hands and we can get a service scheduled and get closure. But just wanted to let you know I am okay and hope to be back on track soon!!!! Hang in there, team!

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Finally, a binge free day behind me! I am thinking a lot about what I need to do to get out of this pattern...and then I want to stop thinking and DO it!
Rainy and quiet today, and that's just what I need.
Sherwood, you were so strong avoiding that meat yesterday....why not call on that strength when you go for those snacks that so often end up defeating you?
I am focusing just on today, and working to make it a good one.












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Oaxaca...you have the right mindset today...I hope you can stick with your goal. It is better to skip temptation than to just try a taste (at least for me).

I slept well last night. We've been lazing around. We went to get some fish food and some wine from our wine club in Dundee...then drove home. I stopped and let my husband get some barbeque to take home. It smelled so good!

But I didn't let myself have a bite. Enough said. I can't cave in to eating even a morsel of meat as I am trying to avoid it and get my protein elsewhere. That was the right choice for me. And I did it. Fortunately, it won't stay around long at home to be a further temptation. And I went outside while my husband waited in line to get his meat order in. Barbeque is one of those smells that really calls to me. But I was determined!

Hope your day goes well, team!

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All I can say is "HELP!!!" I have had 3 bad nights in a row, and it has been a long time since that has happened. And at 3:00 our friends are coming over and we are making a Father's Day meal together. They are doing the main course, and we are doing the trimmings and dessert. What really got me is our friends who came over on Friday brought a dessert that was sooo incredibly good, it just stuck in my mind, and I overate on it both Friday and yesterday on my get out of bed outing...and that just lead to more. I really feel unhappy about this. I am going to try hard to stick to my guns today and tonight. And I am not going to taste the dessert we have planned. Better not to know what its like, at least right now.
Quite the run you had Sherwood....Bravo! Hope the rest of your day went well.
Here's to thinking positive and getting on with it!












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Oaxaca...the nights are your challenge. I hope you do OK today.

I went on my 8+ mile jog today, then we went over to the farmers' market and out to a late brunch and then some shopping. I had a gluten free waffle with strawberries and a little ganache on it with hazelnut bits (yum). And I have "snacked" on a energy bar and some dairy free milk after my run. I was tired! I did OK, but I am still slowing way down the last two miles. My injury that causes my right glute and hip and hamstring to get achy kicked in...as well as new shoe numb toes. I think people think its funny when I say, my toes go numb after 4 miles. The typical response is: Well why don't you stop running then? Well, because my goal for today was 8.

I managed it, but did a bit of walking towards the end. Now I just need to eat moderately for the rest of the day and I'll be fine.

Here's hoping we hear from you MNNice...hope you are not too busy or stressed. I have one more week at home before I travel again for a week. So I am going to enjoy it!

Take care, team!

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Glad to hear you are ok Sherwood....must be good to get that off your mind.
Unfortunately, last night I really tumbled. Tossed and turned and then just jumped out of bed and ate anything sweet I could find. But no use feeling bad about it, just have to pick myself up and start again. After overeating, I did take a pill to sleep, so at least I am rested.
Its a lazy day....we have guests later tonight, but everything is ready, so really not much to do. My husband is doing a mezcal tasting, since these friends are big fans of mezcal. So the food is simple, things to pick at while tasting...and I have chicken shish-kebob that is marinating that we'll throw on the grill, so that's there to keep me safe.
We're now in typical summer weather of warm days, and rain, a little or a lot, in the late afternoon.
Hope to do better today and through the weekend. Hope the rest of you have a happy Saturday and Sunday!













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Good morning, team!
I have been busy...and feeling better. I got the advice from my medical dr to apply warm heat to this spot on my head (not neck) and it is better..not gone, but better. So I am less and less worried about that. I thought I'd try what my doc suggested as it doesn't seem to be a muscle strain...just was becoming one when I was not sleeping OK, I think. So we'll see. I cancelled my sports chiropractor appointment because I don't think it is something he could help me with.

That said it is another cloudy day here. Supposed to start getting better over the weekend, with temps back into the 80s and 90s next week. I am nearly ready for my trip to CA the week after next....so next week should be a few meetings and logistics and maybe time to do some writing. I'm going to chill out and de-stress next week as much as I can. I have a presentation to a group on Thursday morning to prepare for...my workshop notes/slides to get finalized, and a couple of meetings throughout the rest of the week....then I have some ongoing work w/ a couple of colleagues. In between all of that I can write, garden, jog...and get ready. I will be "gone" from Saturday morning through the following Thursday. One more week at home! Yay!

Have a good weekend team! Hope you keep feeling better Oaxaca...and that you keep things under control. That's my plan, too.

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Sherwood, hope you get a diagnosis on that neck issue, and that its nothing to be concerned about.
Mnnice, hope things slow down soon so we can have you back.
I am doing ok. Still bruised and a bit swollen, but the pain is gone, so things are going as they should. My eating has been alright too, although the last two nights I did get up for something to eat. On Tuesday night, I was a little over my calorie range. Last night I managed to stay in my range. But its a bad habit, and I hope to be stronger tonight. I think part of it has been that during the day I haven't eaten enough, and I end up hungry later, so I will try to remedy that today.
I have a new student later today, and then some prep for out friends that are coming over tomorrow night; the ones I had to cancel last weekend.
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I have NOT abandoned ship, team! Things have just been incredibly busy. I will stop back in to catch up on posts when things slow down a bit!

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Good morning, team...good to hear that you are hanging in there, Oaxaca. Your pain and swollen face sounds a lot to deal with.

I'm just now trying to reach my doctor and sports chiropracter to see what's going on with a painful spot behind my right ear (on my skull) that hasn't seemed to improve over the last few days. We'll see what that's all about. If it isn't one thing it is another. Nothing serious I suspect, just painful and annoying....could be due to some trauma I don't remember, infection or nerve issues or more (so many things). I don't like to be a hypochondriac, but when I have to sleep on one side to avoid it for a few days in a row.. I start getting concerned. I have just made an appointment for tomorrow morning with my sports chiropractor...so that's good.

Other than that, I am sleeping ok, working out ok, eating ok. So that is all good. Even with all the stresses and strains of more work piling on....

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You sound really determined Sherwood....keep it up!
The dental work I had yesterday was really painful....but the pain subsided and I was actually able to eat a hearty dinner....but no going crazy. After each meal I have to use a special toothpaste and then a special mouthwash, so once that's done, no more eating until the next meal. So late night eating is out of the question..which is a lifesaver for me right now.
Unfortunately, this morning my face is swollen and it hurts to open my mouth, so breakfast was pretty tiny, but that's ok for now.
Its odd; I was pretty busy with clients and students for awhile, and now I have not a one! I do see a new student Thursday, so we'll see how that goes. But I must say, with the way I have been feeling lately, it hasn't been an issue to not be working
Mnnice, where are you?
Here's to a good, on track day team!
We are having gray rainy days here too Sherwood after our way too long heat wave.














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Good morning, team. Another day and my mood is much brighter.

I really dislike feeling out of sorts when my eating is off. A constant challenge. The food tastes good initially...but my stomach is grumpy about it for the next couple of days (after a few hours or overnight delay). My weight was 161.7 this morning...thankfully my weekend indulgences haven't caused any lasting weight gain.

I was determined. So I ate according to plan yesterday. Dinner was a black bean burger, green beans and brussel sprouts (yum) and a glass of wine. Dessert (and I did want those) was some squares of chocolate. I kept my nut consumption under control--2 servings . Today's goal: keep tracking and keep aware of what I eat. And to limit my nut consumption even further. One serving should be plenty. Especially with fresh berries to top my oatmeal...that gives me room for nuts later...

The weather is cool and showery today. What a change. Hope you all are doing OK...
Take care!
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Good afternoon, team. Sorry I haven't posted.

I was enjoying myself Sunday...and feel pretty guilty about my weight. I probably weighed close to 164 this morning.

I had a great time with my husband, though. We went to a fruit beer/cider fest then a late brunch at 2 o'clock. Saturday I did my 7.2 mi run...that went OK, too. But I have been eating too many nuts, non gluten bread (did I mention I had a biscuit Sunday?) and this has got to stop.

I, too, have been a bit down on not buckling down to weight loss and taking it seriously. I really haven't mentally signed up for it. And I keep feeling down about the gains I make. And disheartened. Because I know I have much travel in my future. I travel to San Jose in 2 weeks...and to Atlanta the last week in July...then got an email from my client asking about my availability thru October to do more workshops around the world. Fun. But travel. I have to decide what my eating strategy is and what my weight loss strategy will be. There will never be a perfect, calm, stay at home for me...so I just have to deal with it.

That said, other than my food dilemma I am a pretty happy camper. I am not eating sweets or junk food. Just too much food. (I have already had 2 servings of nuts today...and that's it. Finis!).

I hope to report in tomorrow with some ideas about what's next for me. I do hope you feel better Oaxaca. You have so many challenges. And you keep on keeping on.

Cheers,
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OK team, time to come out of the woodwork and post!
I feel quite a bit better today, but am being very careful about what I eat....I had enough of stomach aches for three days!
I have my dentist appt. later today, and for now I'm just relaxing.Clearly, my food intake is very on track right now...well below the norm for the last few days. Just have to be careful that as I start feeling better I don't start to make up for lost time.
Hope to see posts from the rest of you real soon.














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Good morning team!
Wishing you a very happy anniversary Sherwood! Enjoy! emoticon

In the wee hours of Saturday morning I woke up feeling very sick, and ended up vomitting and with diarrhea....horrible. I was ill all day yesterday, slept a lot, and today I am still running to the bathroom. If it keeps up, off to the doctor tomorrow. Ugh! I guess I should think positive....I can hardly eat anything, so at least I am losing weight! LOL!
So aside from doing the laundry its another day of rest for me. And did I mention 2 of the implants that were put in about 6 months ago are giving me problems and have to be removed, the bone and gum have to be treated, and then after a waiting period, the implants are put in again. Never ending.
So that's my story.
Mnnice, hope all is well with you, and hope to see a post from you soon.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone!












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I felt not that great yesterday and went to bed with a weird headache (the back of my head)...but woke up feeling fine today. But my weight is up a pound. It is what it is. I didn't go jogging yesterday but I didn't eat out of bounds, either. Once again I tracked until my evening meal...but knew it was OK, given what I'd eaten so far.

So I guess it was just one of those days when my body is clinging to weight or water....I spent 40 minutes on the treadmill walking...but that wasn't enough exercise I guess....

Today I am going jogging, then my husband and I are going to a nearby brewery. I'll have one pretty light beer and a vegetarian slider (either portobello mushroom or a black bean slider)..and I can have it wrapped in lettuce so it is gluten free. Nothing like planning ahead by looking at the online menus!

This Sunday is our 40th wedding anniversary. So far nothing is planned except to relax and enjoy. We'll see if we go out to eat somewhere for that or not. I am OK with going out to eat. I've still managed to eat vegetarian all week...not vegan as I've had some dairy (and eggs one morning). I am still working on the weight loss aspects. I suspect that one reason I gained a pound last night is because I had grits with garbanzo beans and brussel sprouts for dinner last night. I am sensitive to carbs from grain/corn I think.

Take care, team!


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I was definitely on track yesterday.....had a sick stomach all day, and still do today. Maybe something I ate was really bad for me, who knows. Anyway, definitely kept me on the straight and narrow yesterday, and today will be very simple eating once again.
I have yet again a dentist appt, and then a free day until late afternoon, when I have one class to teach. Also have to marinate some chicken for tomorrow night when we have some people coming over in the evening.
Hope you had a better night's sleep Sherwood, and that you are sticking to your tracking.
Happy Friday team!












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Oaxaca..you are so strong to pick yourself up and try, try again. I am hopeful that you will find a way not to have several bad nights...because you are so resilient.

So glad to hear of your clean check up, MNNice. What a relief. And you are such an inspiration, too...being resilient and getting back to walking.

Last night was a bad night for me too (but not because of overeating, but feeling really lousy). I was awake because my stomach felt so bloated and I was so gassy that I couldn't sleep. And when I woke up my hayfever was really bad, too. So this morning, even though my fitbit says I slept over 8 hours, it was not at all restful and I still feel a bit rocky. I think, for me, that is the time when I need to be alert and aware and not let down on my eating.

My only idea about why I felt the way I did last night was perhaps I ate too many legumes, or it was a different kind of bean instead of my favorite garbanzo...or that I had two slices of gluten free bread for lunch. Any or all of those things might have triggered my bloated feeling. So today's plan? Don't have bread for lunch. Just a salad. With garbanzo beans and fruit and nuts...

I am still tracking! And my weight was 161.2 this morning. So that is good. Here's hoping I feel better so I can get in a jog today.

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Yesterday's post was so positive....today, a little different. I struggled not to overeat in the evening, then couldn't sleep, and did break my commitment and got out of bed and went into the kitchen. I did eat, and tried to keep it to a minimum. However, I got into the peanut butter, and that made the calorie count soar. However, even though I was over by about 800 calories, I tracked before I went back to bed, and so although I am disappointed, I don't feel defeated. I have to eat on schedule today and stay positive. I want it to be a glitch in a good run, not the beginning of negativity and many nights of overeating.
So that's my story. I wish it were different, but all I can do is make today a good one.
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Hurray Mnnice! So glad to hear that the report was positive! And you are getting your walking in too...AND you lost weight! Good times are back!
And for you too Sherwood....its so great when we can find the self discipline within.
I too am doing well. Last night was almost trouble, but I got through it and stayed on track. And I woke up feeling so good! Something helped me last night. By coincidence, in the book I am reading, one of the major characters is a person who was once very obese and finally lost the weight. In one part of the book, she describes how at first the cravings were so strong at night that it was painful. I remembered that when I was really wanting to overeat, and so I suffered through the feeling, and then, after awhile, it was gone.
Maybe the stars are in our favor right now....whatever it is, I'm glad to be doing well, and hearing that the rest of you are too! emoticon












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Got the all-clear sign from my oncologist and was greatly relieved. I hadn't been having any symptoms, but for some reason I had this nagging bad feeling and was nervous about the appointment. Seems cancer so often goes alone well and then all the sudden BOOM and a person is full of it. But I'm good and celebrating! I came home from Fargo with a 2-pound loss, so that was a huge success! I walked in Fargo in the morning and then when I got home last evening it was such a gorgeous night that I did another one after supper and finished at just over 12,000 steps for the day. I'm feeling motivated today! Another good thing is that we won't be able to be at the cabin much this weekend, so I'll not have that temptation in front of me.

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Good morning, team. Here's to a week of keeping on tracking and handling our daily challenges!

I, too, wish you a good report from your doctor, MNNice. And nice to see that you are able to walk. Oaxaca, your suggestion about keeping tabs on what a serving size is (and sticking to it) is a good one. I did that yesterday just fine. I am really into hazelnuts for some reason now...but being aware of how many calories they are, I am limiting the number I sprinkle on my cereal (10 or fewer!) and salads. I also had a handful of chips with dinner last night...but limited it to one handful. So I am not feeling like I am depriving myself. Yet I am limiting myself. A delicate balance.

I tracked everything closely through breakfast and lunch yesterday, then knowing how many calories I had I didn't bother tracking in the evening, although mentally I kept track. It seemed to have worked ...but I think I need to be more disciplined about tracking so I know what I am consuming. I am trying to be hyper aware, but not rigid in my thinking. If I want something I have to find a way to fit it in. Last night, for example, I didn't have wine because I had chips.

Update: I entered what I thought I ate yesterday--and it totaled 1640 cals. A bit over my 1500 goal, but OK.

I slept well and woke up .2 of a pound lighter, even though I didn't jog yesterday. My vegan eating agrees with me (as long as I don't eat too many legumes)....

Here's to progress, thoughtfulness, and appreciating the day.

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Mnnice, wishing you an A+ report from the doctor today!
I actually am on my fourth day of binge free on track eating. I have to be careful today, since often the fourth day after a binge is when I fall. I had to get up quite early for a mammogram appointment this morning, and also made some lab appointments. I will try not to take a nap so I won't have any problems getting to sleep tonight.
Sherwood, I have been thinking about your habit of grabbing a "handfull" of a snack. Why don't you take one of those handfuls, measure or count what it amounts to, and make little bags of those things so you will know exactly what you are eating. Then its easy to track too. And as for nuts, (you probably already know this) but almonds are really pretty low cal.
I'm trying to stay aware, and also trying to keep my goals in mind. I am off to Toronto the end of July, and I want to be in good shape since I do almost all of my clothes shopping when I am there for a visit.
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checking in from friendly Fargo this morning, hanging out at my daughter's this morning until time to get ready for my appointment. Think I will take a walk around the neighborhood, then may have lunch with my son depending if he is up to it. He worked until 7 a.m. (24-hour shifts as a fireman), so depending on how many calls they had last night and if he got any sleep. Went out to eat last night and just had a salad with blackened chicken, black beans, corn, and a little chipotle dressing on the side. But then had a cupcake when Igot home. Shouldn't be too bad, thhough, as I didn't eat much else all day. Got my hair cut shorter than I have had it for a long time, but I like it... at least until the stylist's styling wears off and I have to do it myself! Off for a walk.

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Good morning, team. I am up early and have a 7 o'clock meeting. I'll quickly check in. I slept almost 8 hours and ate 1600 calories or so (hard to exactly know what quantities were in my stuffed portabella mushroom--it had peppers, butternut squash and black beans)..yum. This morning I weighed 161.7. Lost some water weight. Something I do when I first stop eating sweets and chips. Managed to keep my nut consumption under control, too. So I did fine on my first day tracking everything.

Today it is forecast to get up to 93...then we are in a stretch of cloudy cooler and even rainy weather where it may get only into the 60s. A pleasant change but I've been spoiled by an early summer. I have been lazing around since I came home from Edinburgh and now I need to sit at my desk and do some writing.

Take care team.

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Good afternoon, team! Just got home from weekly shopping. It is 95 degrees...way too hot.

I haven't written up my plans, but I've figured them out for my current way of eating. I want to try a mostly vegetarian diet...with only an occasional egg for baking and some cheese and yogurt a couple of times a week. That's my plan and I am sticking to it. We'll see what happens on my 40th anniversary next Sunday (I may break with that plan). When we we shopping I bought cheese/corn tamales and my husband got pork ones. He bought some meat+cheese stuff, but is largely following my lead...although he bought his set of snacks.

I am also tracking my food with the goal of 1500/day or less calories. I figured out that my biggest thing to cut out are nuts. I go nuts for nuts and they are way too high caloric a food for me to eat them indiscriminately. I also need to watch the late afternoon munchies. No handfuls of chips either. This is my plan and I'm going to try very hard to stick with it. Again my goal is to lose 3/4 of a pound this week. I have no problem with my exercise. The challenge will be sticking to a food plan. I'm up for it.

I hope you feel better Oaxaca, and that your 6 month checkup goes well, MNNice.
Be well, team!

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The weekend was too much food (including chips and pretzels), but I did get my 10,000+ steps in each day. Today I took the day off work to get some errands done, then a haircut and highlight, and then I will be on the road to Fargo for my 6-month checkup with my oncologist. Will stay at my daughter's tonight and then have my appointment tomorrow afternoon. Not much time to see the kids, but I think they will all be home at our house this weekend anyway. So not sure if I'll get my posting in tomorrow. I agree, Sherwood, those firm goals are necessary, and I need to do the same.

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Thankfully, yesterday went well, and I was in my calorie range. I had trouble sleeping and was up 'til about 3 a.m. so I was in bed until quite late this morning. Having a very slow start to the day, but that's ok.
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Not much to post except that it was another emotional overeating session late last night. Thankfully, not as bad as others I've had, but bad enough. I really had a talk with myself, and I hope now I can be stronger.
I did not take the meds I was given for my stomach today. They seem to be making me worse. I am very, very uncomfortable. Hoping to feel somewhat better tomorrow.
Good for you for your planning Sherwood. I know I always do better when I have some kind of specific plan to follow, not that I am the best example of success lately. Thank you for your kind words Sherwood...much appreciated, especially today.
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Good afternoon, team. I got my "long" jog in. Really struggled the last two miles, but 6.7 miles are in the books. My goal was to go out early enough to avoid the heat. I did, but it was 80F when I finished at 9:30. It is almost 1 o'clock and it is in the 90s now with a high forecast in the 100s. Unreal weather for us.

I am thinking about what my plan for weight loss will be. I want to take it in 5 pound increments. And set target calories and weight loss goals. Wow---what a plan...real targets. I figure I can lose 3/4 of a pound when I am a week at home. When I travel it would be nice to break even. But that will be a challenge. I usually take a few days back home until I am "back" to my pre-travel rate.

I am going to put my goals in writing tomorrow. Make some decisions about whether I will eat low carb, high protein (which seems to work for me for quick weight loss) while counting calories or try more fruits and grains. I think I might back off on grains for a while...in very moderate doses (like maybe one serving a day). Whether they are gluten free or not, they don't agree with me very well....

Hope you are feeling better Oaxaca. And you must know I admire your determination. And that you track your calories.

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Happy Birthday Mnnice! emoticon You and Sherwood are babies....I'm the old lady of the group at 68....ah well..... Enjoy your special day!
I managed to stay on track yesterday, but it wasn't easy. I was in a bad mood over my stomach issues, and would have liked to be in the lower end of my calorie range, but I did stay within the limits. I feel somewhat better today, but do wonder if the doctor I saw is the right doc for me....we'll see.
I just have one class to teach, and then I'm off to the rheumatologist...I get my shot from him once a month. Then its a night at home. Dinner is planned, so I just have to hold on late in the evening.
Sherwood, I agree...some kind of plan is necessary. Otherwise, the calories add up, and up go the numbers on the scale...unfortunately it does come down to that.
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Happy Birthday, MNNice! 63 is a good age (I've been enjoying it for nearly 3 months!). It is so tough to not avoid eating poorly when you go out. Yesterday, thinking it would be nice, I asked my husband to come along after I picked up my repaired glasses and eat lunch. We went to a local pub where I had two tasters of sour beer (which is just fine), but the corn and seafood chowder was very salty. I suspect, I too, gained a pound. I didn't even bother to weigh myself this morning. And today? Well, I ate my normal oatmeal. Then have about 10 cherries...and for lunch I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, some sweet potato chips and hummus. Not terrible...but not great, either. It is not that I am forgetting my goals...it is just that tracking isn't enough. I realize I need to set concrete weight loss and calorie consumption goals...it isn't enough just to eat gluten free, largely vegan diet and expect magic (you can still overeat and whatever)....So...that said, I am now going to review my goals and Sunday I'm writing a concrete, specific plan for myself.

Here's to a great weekend. Hope you all enjoy it (and that you, Oaxaca, are feeling better).

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Yay, it's Friday and my 63rd birthday -- getting closer to retirement! No special plans -- we will go to the cabin after work, have happy hour on the porch, then hubby is going to grill me a steak and fresh asparagus. Later on, s'mores for dessert instead of birthday cake! Hoping for nice weather so I will get out and walk!

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6/2/16 10:06 P

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Last night at the firm dinner I did NOT eat anything healthy -- a chicken parmesian that was made with crispy chicken (and lots of it), pasta, cream sauce and cheese. When I got home I ate an ice cream bar and a small piece of pizza that hubby had left over from his supper. Damage wasn't as bad as I expected, but who knows when it may show up on the scale.... As for today, I ate very well and got in the most exercise I've been able to do for months! Over 13,000 steps and 5 miles! It feels good, and my foot is not hurting, although I will ice it anyway and wear my night brace. Tomorrow night is back to the cabin for the weekend, which is a dangerous place for food but also I like to get my walks and even jogging in when I'm there. We will see how it goes. I really need a good month!

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6/2/16 11:44 A

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I did not start off the month well at all. I am on meds for my stomach, one of which blew me up so terribly I had to wear a spanx type top under my shirt to go out to an anniversary party last night. I just felt really low all day, and really ate very little at the party. But around 11:30 I was in the kitchen eating ....not wise with my stomach issues and the meds. Anyway, I deflated this morning, and hopefully it will be a better day. I am just so tired of myself and these overeating days happening so often.....I keep making new goals, but don't seem able to meet them.
Sherwood, good to have you back.....and happy tracking!
Mnnice, hope your weekend went well and you are doing ok.
Fingers crossed for a better day today.












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6/2/16 10:51 A

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Good morning, team.
It is a cool day here. Rained overnight. Will be cloudy today...but we are expecting highs in the 100s over the weekend. Wow.

I still am jetlagged. But slept 7 hours last night. The problem is when it gets light early, I wake up. Then just have to get out of bed.

My weight was 162.1 this morning. 5 pounds more than a year ago. I know what I need to do. I am trying to eat mostly a vegetarian diet. I need to also track what I eat, too. No excuses. I am not able to make any progress without limiting what I eat. I know that. The reason I am trying to eat mostly vegetarian is to reduce inflammation, make it easier to digest and process food---as per my doctor's advice. We'll see. I will get the tracking going today! It is just that I am so used to taking handfuls and snacks when I am at home. That has just got to be measured. Enough said.

Sorry about your stomach troubles Oaxaca. I hope it is nothing serious. Sounds very unpleasant. Good to see you can walk w/o pain MNNice.

I know the weekend is approaching and it is a time when I let down. My goal this weekend/the rest of this week: focus, track, pay attention...and moderation.

Take care, team!



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6/1/16 10:25 A

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Sherwood, welcome back to the states as you get back in the groove for a while before traveling again. Oaxaca, hope you find the answer to your tummy troubles! I woke up too early this morning after a bad dream and couldn't get back to sleep, so I'm dragging a bit today!

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5/31/16 10:15 P

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Back from the weekend at the cabin. I did get walks in, but I also ate too much, and the scale was not kind this morning! Today has been a good day, and I was able to walk to/from work and then do a 1-mile walk after work, with no pain in my foot. I will slowly work up until I can do my 3 miles after work. Tomorrow night is going to be a challenge as our firm is having a dinner at a restaurant in honor of one of the attorneys who has been appointed as a judge.I won't worry about drinks, since I will be driving and it's 45 miles to the town where the main office is (where the dinner is being held), but will have to hope I can find something healthy on the menu so I can at least stick to a plan during the week. Of course that means my exercise will be limited tomorrow, but will get back at it on Thursday.

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Welcome home Sherwood...hope you had an easy flight and that your ability to sleep on planes paid off.
I have managed to stay on track, although my stomach problems are not resolved. By the end of the day for the past month or so, my stomach is so distended that I could pass for a pregnant woman if not for my age. So I bit the bullet and will see the gastroenterologist this afternoon. I was going to see doctors through my insurance, but the process is so long and drawn out, and I am really very uncomfortable. Hoping its something simple.
Other than that, still pretty quiet around here. Just trying to stay on top of things, and to keep my eating sane.













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5/30/16 4:58 A

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Good morning from Edinburgh airport. I am waiting in the lounge (it is nice to have premier gold status). My flight boards in 90 mins. I have had a great trip...but I am really wanting to get home. Won't be home until around midnight tonight Portland time. Fortunately, I can sleep on planes at the drop of a hat!

Yesterday was wonderful. I went on a long walk in the park by Arthur's seat (the hill I climbed w/others yesterday)...then walked up the king's mile buying souvenirs for my family (jam, a necklace, a book)...and then went on a writer's walking tour of Edinburgh which was just delightful. Put in another 10 miles of walking yesterday. I enjoyed the time by myself and that soaking tub bath after I took a nap.

I will have nearly 4 wks at home before I travel again. Then another four weeks before I go to a conference in Atlanta. I see a pattern emerging.
The weather will be hot when I get home. Highs into the 80s and 90s. Guess I will jog in the early morning. I am not up for jogging in the heat.
I have a massage scheduled for tomorrow at 2 p.m. I am really looking forward to that. Then pick up my husband from the airport at 7:45 p.m.
Here's to being on track this coming week.

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Yesterday went well, and so far today I'm hanging in.
Missing you, team mates....hope to see you here soon!












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Yaay Mnnice, good planning! Have a wonderful happy healthy long weekend!
I had an odd night. Meals were way off schedule, and grazing became the name of the game. I knew I was going a little high on calories, but was okay with that. I thought I could handle it. But at the very end of the night, I did go overboard. But oddly enough, I am ok with all of it. I know this often happens after a weigh in ( as you know, a high anxiety event for me) so now I am ready to meet my goals. I guess I just bowed down to my anxiety yesterday....and now I am done.
I have a class to teach in a while, and then a nice evening at home.
To those in the U.S. happy long weekend!












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