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Hi TEAM!

The voting is in and we have a new CHAT ROOM NAME and thread. Please visit SURVIVORS' CAFE and let the team know what is going on in your lives!!!

No more posting HERE!!!

Thanks,
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Happy Saturday:

Toni: Glad your foot feels better. It took mine awhile for the inflamation to receed and the pain to go away.

Today: Going to try to go out for a long walk which will include a 30 min jog. I am not fond of cold weather and it is somewhat of a MIND over the LITTLE VOICE that says "I don't want to" that gets me out of the front door. Once I get back home, though, I am glad I made the effort.

Have a good day and weekend team!!!

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Good Morning
Hope everyones weekend is off to a good start! I am up earlier than I hoped. Wanted to sleep in. Oh well. Lots of paperwork to do. Foot feels much better today, will try to go for a walk today.
Have a great day!

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11/21/08 4:11 P

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Hi all!!

DH - Dear Husband (although some days it might not be as true as others).... DD Dear Daughter DS Dear Son etc.

Cold again today, but I did walk 104 minutes.

Have a good day!!!

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Morning all,
Hit the gym this morning and had a really great run. I love the days when your workouts feel invigorating.
Susan - thanks for taking the mystery out of "DH" for me.
Have a great day everyone!

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Good Morning!
Reba- always good to see you!
Thank you all for your well wishes and advise on my foot. It is feeling a bit better this morning. Hoping to be able to go for a walk in a day or two.
I did do some upper body ST and cardio last night.
Weekend is here. I will be doing bookkeeping, shopping, cleaning and of course exercing!
Have a great day!

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Glad to see that you popped in to say hi,to everyone, Reba. Hope you get better real soon. I'll have to stop by and read your latest blog.

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Just popping in to say hi to everyone ... I'm still hanging in there. I've blogged the latest information about the bone infection in my ankle. I hope everyone is doing good.

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TL, I hope you feel better soon!

Jean, a trip south sounds great! I'll be vacationing in Myrtle Beach in Jan. :)

Gonnadothis2, DH is for dear hubby or - depending on your mood - the D could stand for something else. :)

Have a great aft.!



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Morning All,

TL - so sorry to hear about your foot. Hope you feel better soon.

Jean - BTW = By the way. Now can you tell me what "DH" stands for? I've been wondering forever. I think the H is for husband, but I can't get the D.

As for Turkey Day - I plan on logging onto spark to hear from all of you about how we are all staying strong this holiday together!

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Morning Team!!!

All is well here except it is cold. I went out yesterday for my walk and jog time. The roads were icy and so I jogged in the grass for part of the way - not easy for a beginning jogger.

I am looking forward to going SOUTH for several months. We will be leaving Dec 12. I hear it has been chilly in the south also......, but probably NO ICE.

TL - hope your foot feels better soon.


And a question if anyone knows the answer. What does BTW stand for?


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Good Morning!
Pain in foot is worse this morning. Blogged on it... I am extremly frustrated right now.
I hope everyone else is doing well. Have a wonderful day!

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I will be cooking for Thanksgiving ,just for three of us--DH, DS,and myself. I'll be fixing turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy , a veggie of some kind,and pumpkin pie. I almost forgot cranberries. I'm going to do my best not to overdo the portions. I try not allow myself to go back for seconds. I also use fat-free milk for mashed potatoes ,so that will save a few calories. Good Luck to us all on our holiday meals.

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Wow where did today go?
I not only got on the treadmill this morning, but I ran and ran and ran...LOL so to speak. I started running and it felt so good to be moving again that I kept running. Ran 2 of my 3 miles and did the 3 miles in 37 minutes! A new best for me. But it was at a high price I am afraid... Now the bottom of my right heal is in sever pain and has been all day. I am icing it now. Hopefully will be fine in the morning.

Jean sounds like you had a nice time. I have not read any of his books myself. I will have to check him out.

Have a great night all

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For the last five years it's been hubby and me for Thanksgiving. Our families live in other states. The past few years we've gone out to eat, but this year I'm cooking. I can control things better. I plan on making - turkey breast, sweet potatoes, veggies, dressing (for hubby. I don't like it), biscuits and gravy. No mashed potatoes for me! It's my fave food and will do me in. I will use a small plate and portion contol. That way I'll have leftovers. I also plan on working out.

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Jean - What an interesting event. I've read 1 of his books. He seems very peaceful and centered - unlike myself ;)

It's so cold here and I can't get used to it. I leave the house in the morning w/ just shorts, a t-shirt and a fleece to go to the gym, but it's probably around 25-30 degrees at that time of the morning. I think I'm going to have to finally admit that winter is here and throw some pants on over my shorts in the morning. Fall just zoomed by too quickly. I'm not ready for hats, scarves, and gloves.

Happy Hump Day everyone.



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Large family gatherings sound like so much fun. But I cannot change "what is" for my family.

In past years if there was leftover pumpkin pie I would wake up in the middle of the night - and have some - and then have some more for breakfast the next day. I will see how I do this year.... hopefully I can control my pumpkin pie fettish!!!

:)

Last night I went to my DD church (about 120 miles from here) and heard Deepak Chopra speak. I really, really enjoyed it. I have read some of his books, but never heard him speak. Very relaxed man.



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I completely agree - it's the pie that ruins me too! I'm going to do the same thing and not obsess, but not overindulge either. I'm definitely having a piece of pumpkin pie though ;)

Thanksgiving for me is at my parents house with a ton of family and friends. Probably around 50-60 people. Food everywhere - buffet style. Grab a plate and find a seat somewhere and just go to town. It's a lot of fun and I'm really looking forward to it this year.

Have a great day all.

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Thanksgiving Plans:

There is usually just 3 of us for Thanksgiving. My daughter always comes for the day. Everyone else lives too far...

We usually have a traditional dinner.

Mashed potatoes only have 162 (I think) calories in 1 cup. 1 cup is a LOT!!!! I do allow myself to go over my calorie limit on days like Thanksgiving - not by a lot, but maybe by 200 or 300. It does not mean I will, but I don't worry about it. I don't allow myself to go over my calorie limit by 1000 like I often did when I first joined Spark.

As long as I stay within my calorie range the other days of the week and then average within my calorie range for the whole week. Anyway that is what I try to do.

It is not the mashed potatoes that adds calories for me - it is the PUMPKIN PIE.

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Good Morning Team!
Hope all are well this fine day. I did get on the treadmill a bit yesterday morning. Still taking it easy due to being weak and dizzy still from this bug but doing much better. I will get on again this morning. I hope everyones week is off to a great start. I can't believe next week is Thanksgiving, I could use the 4 day weekend for sure.
Do we all have to cook? Whats the plan to stay in Range for the day? My only real weakness with the T Day dinner is the mashed potatoes and gravy! Other wise it will probably be just Turkey and Salad, and of course small amount of cranberry sauce. I do have to do the cooking.. but no problem with snacking on it. Any hints on how to stay in range for those of us who need it?
We will also go for a walk down at the river before dinner.
Have a great day all!

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I should put JeanEllen's before and after up on my fridge as inspiration!! emoticon emoticon

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Hi Team!!

THANKS for the comments. Always good to hear - well, actually, if truth be told - IT IS GREAT TO HEAR.

I had a nice day - met my friend for lunch - and also went to Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, and Michaels. Spend some $ on hobby stuff. Trying to learn how to cut mats and frame.

Hope all is well in everyone's world.

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Jean,

I need to second all the comments about your new pic. You look AMAZING!!!!!! Congratulations on your effort, determination and leadership! I hope you feel fantastic b/c you certainly look it!

All the best!!

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Jean, your friend will be so surprised at the new you!! Have a great time catching up.

I want to say that your new photo is awesome!! I was waiting for you to do put a new one up and wow! what a change. Congratulations. You're an inspiration.

Raelene
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Good Morning!
Jean- going to work... and kinda resting today. I am going to do a short stint on the treadmill this AM.. dont want to over do. Still feeling much better and want to keep it that way. I will walk to work like always.. so that will get in some exercise. Will see how I feel tonight, maybe some ST we will have to see.

Have a great day!

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Morning!

Hi TL - Are you working today or still recovering? Hope you feel GREAT soon!!

Today - jogging early as I have lots of errands to do later plus I am meeting a friend for lunch at Bennigans. I have not seen her in a year or so. I always try to look up restaurant nutrition guides before I go so that I have a PLAN.

Have a good day!

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Good Morning!
Feeling better today, a little more human! I will rest again today. Want to continue to recover. I want to exercise... but will wait so not to relaps.
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Have a great day!

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Morning!!

TL: Thanks. Also I did post the funny story on another thread - they all thought it hilarious.

Taking it easy today!!!

Have a nice day e1!

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Jean you look fantastic! I love the new pic.
Yes please do spread the story, Laughter is the best medicine.
Going back to bed as soon as I do a few posts. Hoping to kick this stuff to the curb soon.
Have a great day team! We can do it!

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Hi Team!!

TLDUVALL: Hope you feel better soon. On the other waxing note - THAT post really was hysterical. What a healthy way (laughter not waxing) to start the day!!! Can I post it on some other team threads?

GONNADOTHIS: You must have ONE INTERESTING LIFE!!!

Today's plan - Long walk but it is RAINING again. We will see.

Have an awesome day chatters!!!





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Good Morning! Feel like I have been run over by a truck this morning! Ready for this to be gone!
Have a great day all. I will hopefully be able to get out of work early and come home and go to bed!

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Hysterical!!! Thanks for sharing! Rainy and cold here today and I have to go to a benefit dinner in the city this evening. I'd much rather be at home, in bed, snuggled under blankets with my fuzzy socks on.

oh well, at least I made it to the gym this morning.

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Want a good endorphin rush from laughter? Read this. LOL!

Read this on another board,
This is funny.(I don't have a clue as to who wrote this, but...WHAT A HOOT)...................

All hair removal methods have tricked women with their promises of easy, painless removal - The Epilady, scissors, razors, Nair and now...the wax. Read on.........My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home,fix dinner, play with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours:
Maybe I should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet.'
So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those 'cold wax' kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off.No muss,no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out. (YA THINK!?!)

So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. ('Cold wax,' yeah...right!) I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works!

OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me! I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.

With my next wax strip I move north. After checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting championship. I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet.

Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my hoo-ha and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (it was a long strip).

I inhale deeply and brace myself....RRRRIIIPPP!!!!

I'm blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!....OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!!
Vision returning, I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the strip. CRAP! Another deep breath and RIPP!Everything is spinning and spotted.

I think I may pass out...must stay conscious...must stay conscious. Do I hear crashing drums??? Breathe, breath....OK, back to normal.

I want to see my trophy - a wax covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip!

There's no hair on it. Where is the hair??? WHERE IS THE WAX???

Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the
toilet. I see the hair. The hair that should
be on the strip...it's not! I touch...
I am touching wax!! I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake...remember my foot is still propped upon the toilet? I know I need to do something.
So I put my foot down.

Sealed shut! My butt is sealed shut. Sealed shut!

I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself 'Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!' What can I do to melt the wax?

Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!! I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right???

*WRONG!!!!!!!*

I get in the tub - the water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit.

Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the tub...in scalding hot water. Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax. So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cemented myself to the porcelain!! God bless the man who
had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!!

I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone. It's a very good conversation starter 'So, my butt and hoo-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!'

There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, 'Are we talking cheeks or hole or hoo-ha?'

She's laughing out loud by now...I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box. YEAH!!!!! Right!! I should be the joke of someone else's night. While we go through various solutions. I resort to trying to scrape the wax off with a razor . Nothing feels better than to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then
dry-shaving the sticky wax off!! By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event.

My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace....the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax. What do I really have to lose at this point? I rub some on and... OH MY GAWD!!!!!!! The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend. It's sooo painful, but I really don't care. 'IT WORKS!! It works !!' I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair...THE HAIR IS STILL HERE.......ALL OF IT!

So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now.
Nothing hurts. I could have amputated my own leg at this point.

Next week I'm going to try hair color......


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Good Morning!
Just a quick pop in to say I hope everyone has a wonderful day! It is almost the weekend. Time to start thinking about what is going to get done.


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Morning!!!

Rained all day yesterday - did not get out. I guess I have got to buy some RAIN GEAR for walking and jogging. Just does not seem very appealing to me. Hopefully today.

I am trying to walk 1000 miles in 2008 and I need to average 3.4 every day from now to the end of the year. Gotta get out there.....

GONNADOTHIS2: Glad to hear from you!!! I wondered where you have been.

Yep, we are THE SURVIVORS!!!!!

Have a good day!

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11/12/08 9:05 A

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Morning All,

I was m.i.a. for a few days and it seems like a lot has happened in the last week! I'll try not to miss so many days again! I have been keeping up with my exercise routine, it's just been a little hectic at work. Great to hear that everyone's doing well. Love the new name for the thread!

Have a wonderful day!
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Morning TEAM!!

REBA1058: Thanks for posting and letting us know how you are doing. I am glad you are dealing with these issues even though they are difficult.

TLDUVALL: Hope you feel better soon! So many people are under the weather right now.

Today: Rain!!! Hopefully I can still get outside for a walk and jog.

Take care everyone!!!



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Good Morning!
Reba it is great to hear from you! Wow you still have a long road ahead! Is it the metal that is causing all of this? I pray for an easy recovery for you. Hang in there. and CONGRATS on 1 month smoke free!

Hope everyone else is doing well. Jean I hope your birthday was a great one!
I am still pretty tired this morning. I really wish that if this is going to be a full blown cold that it would just do it and get it over with. Last night my muscles ached so bad (fever ache) and my throat was soar. I just want to feel good again. I did do a walk/run yesterday morning and felt good. Not sure how much I can push the exercise with the fever and such... but heck a little sweat shouldn't hurt it.
Have a wonderful day all.

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Hi everyone!

Congratulations, TLDUVALL for becoming a team leader! You will do great!

JEANELLEN - Happy Belated Birthday!

ME - I'm still having to prop my feet up most of the time. Believe me, it gets old having to lay down so much.

The ulcers on my ankle are healed for the time being. The doctor said that as long as the infection is still in my bone that the ulcers will bust open again and start draining.

My ankle is very painful and I'm still taking antibiotics. I have a week and a half longer to take them. I go for another bone scan next Tuesday then next Thursday, I go to the wound care clinic to get set up for hyperbaric treatments.

I will be having to take the treatments 5 days a week for 4 to 6 months. The clinic I go to is about 25 miles from where I live. The treatments are an hour and a half long.

The doctor said that with the hyperbaric treatments they should be able to save my foot although they may have to take the hardware out of my ankle. I have a screw and 4 pins in there. He also said that as long as the hardware was in there, the bacteria wouldn't go away unless it was removed. So I may be looking at surgery, too.

And, yesterday marked the first month for me of not smoking!! I'm proud of myself for that! With daily situations, I would be lying if I said that I don't want a cigarette. But I'm hanging in there.

Y'all keep up the good work on your weight losses!


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Happy birthday JeanEllen, hope you get your birthday wishes!

Just wanted to stop in and say hello, I fell off the wagon about a week after I joined but I'm getting back on track now! Chilly weather where I am is keeping me indoor but I'm checking out all Coach Nicole's videos on Youtube! I hope everyone's having a good day!

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Morning!!!

Have a great day today! I think I am going out to dinner tonight with DH as today is my BIRTHDAY!!! Gosh - another year older. Changed my Spark name from 58 to 59. How's that for progress.

DH also gave me a new watch as mine was run over by one or several cars. I had dropped it a couple days ago unknowingly while walking and jogging.

Have a good day!!!

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Good Morning
Hope all are well today. I am running behind again this morning. Getting this dang cold and wanting to sleep alot. Hope all are doing well. Keep up the great work. Lets keep Sparking!

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Just wanted to stop by and say HI!! I've been so busy the past few weeks that I haven't had time to get on and post anything on Sparks. I'm going to try and do better. Have a great day!!!


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Morning!

TL: Your hike sounds great. I am trying to get DH to go on a hike tomorrow on a trail about 80 miles south of our home. He is 'fighting' the drive. It is suppose to be a beautiful hike. We will see.

Here is a great video from youtube - for today and any day that life just seems to tough....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I0DRk8dFjI

Have an awesome day e1!

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Good Morning! Quiet weekend here on SP! I did go for a hike yesterday! I was beginning to wonder if I was going to or not, had a really hard time with getting my butt off the couch...LOL I did make myself go and glad I did. I always feel better when I am out there. Only got to go for about an hour though due to the Sierra Nevada wind, rain and snow that came in on us.
Hope everyone is doing well. Have a great day!

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Check out the RENAMING CHAT ROOM thread!!!

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Good Morning! Slept in this morning for some reason, and still tired. Having a hard time getting my energy up. Will have to go get on the treadmill and get in a good fast walk/run to pump up the energy levels. I hope.
Have a great day all. Should be a nice one here. Maybe will go get in a hike today as well.

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Hi all!

TLDUVALL: I understand about getting organized. I log onto Spark every morning [for my daily jolt of motivation], but I have to watch the time. Spark although awesome, can be a time filler. I too need to accomplish other things during the day and week.

WASCALLYWABBIT: Have a great time at your granddaughter's birthday!!! Drinking, yep, I understand. It has become a habit to have some wine or beer almost every night as I am fixing dinner. This often leads to 2 or 3. Since I have been actually tracking how much and when I have a glass I am doing much better!!!! It does add calories though. I just count them in my daily allotment.

Today: I have got to get outside and walk and/or jog today. Finish burning those 2000 calories for this week.

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Great challenge this month. Don't know if I will participate, but I do think it's doable. Cute spelling comments, JeanEllen.

I am slowly coming around to this new lifestyle, too. 57 years of doing it wrong is hard to break.

We are going to Minneapolis for 13th b'day party of GD. Hope they have chocolate cake, cuz I won't eat much of that. It's the drinking that usually does me in, though. We love our wine!

Happy weekend, everyone!

Raelene
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"We ain't what we wants to be, we ain't what we's gonna be, but, Thank God, we'ain't what we used to be!"

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." - Audrey He


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Good Morning!
Wow Frongmaster- sounds like quite the party indeed. Good luck with the cake transportation! Sounds like it is going to be a good time had by all!

I am really glad it is friday! The weeks are getting busier and shorter all the time now. I really need to regroup and get myself organized!
I did post a blog about my theories as to why I have been slacking lately.

Have a wonderful day all!

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Morning!

Oh, first thing, there is SOMETHING I need to tell everyone.... I sent out a Spark-mail yesterday and there is a word spelled wrong. I just want everyone to know somethink is not a word!!! And I do know how to spell sumthing.

FROGMASTER: Hope your celebration this weekend will be great fun and the cake makes the trip just fine. The photos of the cakes you make are awesome. My poor children always had birthday cakes that sloped incorrectly, with frosting running off the sides. I never did master this art.

HAVE A GREAT DAY TEAM!!



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