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6/1/12 10:54 P

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Got in 1 hr. of water aerobics and that felt soooo good!
Week-end should be nice so hope to repeat even tho temps will be in 70's for a week. Unusual for NC in June!


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5/31/12 10:13 P

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Keep up the good work!!! Have a great week-end!!!


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I am having a good week too. I wanted to snack earlier but I worked a word search puzzle instead. WOO HOO !!

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5/30/12 9:11 P

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This week is a short one and devoted to doctor appointments. When we get home from FL we have to see all our doctors in this area. Chuck went yesterday and today and tomorrow I see dermatologist.
We sure do keep busy when in NC. I usually cook for son, wife and family and Chuck does outdoor work and there is plenty to do. I never get caught up indoors.
Tomorrow Chuck is going with Chris on electric calls, so I am packing his lunch.
Talk later.
PS I sure have this week off to a good start and don't even feel hungry!!!


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I hope you had a safe trip home Carol. I hope you had a good time too. I am enjoying a bowl of sugar-free jello and cool whip. It's been a busy week.

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5/26/12 5:39 P

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Last full day in Wmsbrg. Head to Lake House tomorrow morning. Then back to Wake Forest on Monday. Been a good week!!!


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5/25/12 6:18 P

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Another great day on vacation. Started a book last night and by noon today had read 165 pages. Can't put it down. Will have 305 pages done by tomorrow morn, if not tonight!!!


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5/24/12 6:18 P

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This computer room is soooooo cold, I can't stay any longer!!! Time for light dinner anyway!


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5/23/12 9:10 P

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Was having a good week until tonight when friends came to visit and insisted on taking us to an expensive seafood buffet. Was so good, never ate so much seafood in one meal in my life!!!
Ate 3 kinds of good fish, none fried, was very full but had to have 3 very small servings of desserts as the dessert tables looked fantastic!
And I got no exercise today but about 10 minutes of walking. Tomorrow!!!


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5/22/12 6:47 P

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Hi, good to hear from you, Julie. I have had good days and NO grazing because I am not in kitchen all day. Actually, we had just had two meals each day because we eat a good breakfast and then are off and running thru lunch hour.
Tomorrow we have friends coming for the day and I plan to fix a simple healthy lunch for all of us. Brought soup, hot dogs, and homemade chili for the hot dogs. So it will be easy to fix.
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I am off to a good start Carol. I am down one pound this morning but still up 10 from my original goal that I hit in 2009. I have a busy day today so there shouldn't be any time for snacking. How long will you be in Williamsburg? I am ready for a trip but nothing until August.

Carol and anyone else who wants to join in, let's make a goal this week to stop the grazing !! I find that if I keep some tea or water going I am less likely to go eat those mindless snacks.

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5/21/12 5:58 P

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First full day here and it did not rain - although we were greeted with showers on arrival yesterday.
Can't get WiFi in room, except with big expense, and reception is poor, so will come to Club House once a day to Spark.
Ate very healthy foods today. Chuck can add a few of his goodies if he desires, but I am determined!!!



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5/20/12 9:46 A

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Hi, Julie, good to hear from you.
We are loading right now to leave for Williamsburg. I wanted to Spark since they do not have WiFi in rooms, or it is very expensive to have it. They do have a room where I can go on each day, but a nuisance if it is raining and weather does not look good.
My weight has gone down just a little but is still higher than when in FL. I realize I spend most of the day in kitchen and have been grazing so will get a handle on that. Have two ice chests packed with healthy foods, so hope to have a good week.
Our son said we should just eat out but I told him that was not a healthy route. We will have a lovely kitchen, dishwasher and all, so will use them.
Get the week off to a good start, Julie.


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I'm sorry you have been discouraged Carol. I guess I'm having the same trouble since it's been a week since I posted here. I had a good run going then my schedule got busy and I started making wrong food choices again. Well, I can say EVERY DAY IS NEW !!! Carol, we know how to do this. Are you still in Williamsburg? Traveling is a great way to find new ways to burn calories. Donald and I are going to golf on Thursday for our 32nd wedding anniversary. I'm looking forward to that.

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5/19/12 9:42 P

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Weather forecast shows a rainy week in Williamsburg!!!
Can you believe we already have a named tropical storm???


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5/18/12 10:51 P

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Hope everyone has an enjoyable week-end!!!


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5/17/12 9:00 P

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Little sleep last night, but got LOTS done today. Spent hours in the kitchen! Chuck is still at Lake House.


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Hope you all had a good day!!!


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5/15/12 10:44 P

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Got a little more exercise today! Also got more things done around house as Chuck is at the Lake House helping our son. Talk later!


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Don't seem to have my heart and soul in Spark lately. Discouraged with losing a few lbs., then gaining it back. I am really keeping myself too busy, but that is my choice.
Oh, well, I am off to Williamsburg on Sunday to spend a week, so will relax and have ME time!!!


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Glad you got to enjoy grandkids this week-end.
Son cooked late breakfast for the 7 of us. Kids had cards and flowers (to plant) for their mom and for me. Wanted to pick all day even though I wasn't hungry. Hope I can get this week off to a good start by sticking closely to program.


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I'm sorry your hip is hurting Carol. I know how that is. A couple of nights ago I was in bed and I made a move to get comfortable and my hip got a sharp pain. It made me nauseated. Never had that happen before.
We had the grandchildren overnight on Friday. They are so sweet. I have overeaten so far since Friday but my exercise is helping me. I wore my size 10 jeans to a brunch yesterday with no discomfort. LOL

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5/12/12 9:49 P

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Finally got walk on our dirt road. Felt good! Then hip hurt too much for me to ride recumbent bike. Maybe tomorrow!!!


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5/11/12 10:50 P

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL!!!


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WOO HOO for Julie!!! Keep up the good work!!!
I have not gotten back to walking every morning as I did in FL;. Get walking in, but not routine. Did too much cycling yesterday and back and hip hurt tonight. Can't wait for warmer weather!


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I'm on earlier today. I'm making progress on the scale. I have a dress that I bought in April. It didn't fit. I figured I was 20 pounds away from it. I hung it in the bathroom and I'm posting "pounds to go" notes on it. I can hardly wait to wear it. It's a summer sleeveless.

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mmm that oatmeal sounds good. I'm about to go to bed but wanted to stop in to say hello. I had a good day. I worked my two stores then mowed some at my Mother's house.

Good night !!!

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5/9/12 8:01 P

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A rather cool,rainy day in NC. Not much rain where we are, but in some other areas there is flooding. I have been hungry for spaghetti for two months and finally got it made today. Skipped lunch so I could have extra spaghetti. Hope I didn't blow it.
I love lunch but when I eat my doctored up oatmeal I don't get hungry for many hours. Cook oatmeal with 1/6 C. Craisins, top with 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar, 1/2 Tbsp. wheat germ, 1 Tbsp. chopped almonds and 1/2 cup Soy Milk. Good and so filling. Try it sometime.
I prefer Steel Cut Oats but am out of them right now and will wait until fall to buy more.
Hope you all had a good day!!!


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I have not been tracking my food. When I first started Sparkpeople I was spending 3-4 hours per day on the site. I had to cut back. I am being careful this week to make sure I don't make poor food choices or have too many snacks. I did another lap walk today I made it 12 laps for a total of 42 minutes. It was a lot cooler out today.


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5/8/12 6:46 P

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Why is it so much harder to lose a few lbs. the second time around???
I am also doing well with eating but miss my hr. of daily water aerobics. Not warm enough here in NC to get in pool, so I am headed to recumbent bike right now.
Are you tracking food??? I definitely have to weigh, measure and track!!!


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Carol. I sure wish I could come join you on your trip. If I had my "druthers", I'd be on the road all the time.
I had a wonderful lap walk today around the yard. It was the same one I did the other day. It only took 35 minutes today where it took 37 minutes before. I even stopped a couple of times today for a drink of water. WOO HOO!!!
I am hoping I am back on the right road. I just know I do not intend to have to lose this weight again. I remind myself that this is a way of life from now on. I can not go back to old eating habits and I must get exercise.

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5/7/12 5:23 P

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Great day here in NC. Working very hard to stick to good program!!!


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Much cooler today, also cloudy.
Believe this is my 10,000 message post. Rarely look at that, but just happened to today!
Good day, got romaine, celery, pineapple, strawberries all cleaned along with 2.5 lbs. asparagus which we all love. Nean cooked most of dinner and I did 2 sides plus celery sticks. Hope everyone is having a great Sunday!!!


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Hope the rest of your trip goes well, BodyJoy!
I would like to get unpacked from Florida and the OH trips before we head to Williamsburg in two weeks. Plan to relax there and do some reading!!! We have two lovely units there - each with two bedrooms, and have no one to go with us. Come join us, Julie!!!
Spent from 9:30 AM to 5 PM on soccer fields today. Thunder threatened but rains stayed away until last games and then it was not heavy, but has been heavy since then.
Hope I can really get this program under control this week. Going back to basics to weigh and measure everything. Wish me luck!!!


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Wish I was traveling. Looks like I don't have another trip until mid August. That is my "sister trip" to Galveston, TX.
I planned to walk on my treadmill this morning but I went outside to get something from the truck and found it so nice outside. I walked laps in the yard for 37 minutes. We have 12 acres so I have plenty of room to walk around.
I'm sorry to hear about the accidents too. Some families lives changed in an instant when that happened. Prayers to them. I'm glad you made it home safely Carol.
Good to hear from you too Bodyjoy6. Sorry to hear about your Dad's fall. It's so sad to see your parent get hurt.

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Sounds like everyone's enjoying their travels. So sorry to hear about the accidents...that's awful. Be careful please, everyone.

My Dad knocked his finger out of socket and smashed his lip and chin on the concrete while we were trying to ride the old beach cruiser bicycles. A plastics guy fixed him up this morning, but it definitely threw an unexpected twist in our vacation! He's in a bit of pain, but he's better than he was.

So we're headed to Savannah tomorrow. My parents aren't the healthiest sort, and I'm getting stressed about my upcoming medical ball, and whenever I'm stressed I'm easily persuaded to indulge. It's totally counter-productive.

I really am going to try to eat well tomorrow. I'll just take it one day and one choice at a time, focusing on my health all the way.

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Whew!!! One hot, humid day! But I did not turn on A/C. DIL could not believe I was cooking in the heat, but got Calico Beans made for tomorrow night's picnic - but rain is coming.
Going to all day soccer tournaments but weather looks iffy. We'll see!


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Little sleep last night, very tired tonight. Talk later.


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Traveled home today - about a 9 hr. trip - stopping just 3 times, but I got out of truck only twice. Now to finish the unpacking from return from FL, go thru mail from the last 6 months and get it filed, stock up on groceries, and get lots more done!!!
Just found we are invited to cook-out on Sat. so will cook dried beans to make one of our favorite dishes. Tired, must get going.


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May is always a busy month, but for you it is extra busy!!!
Today is May Day and the day one of my aunts would hang wreaths she made of wild crab apple blossoms on the doors of friends. How many years ago that was!!!
This is our last day in Columbus and please say a prayer for safe travels tomorrow. Jeanine drove our car home from OH and came on a triple fatal accident about the same time we came on a fatal accident about 15 cars ahead of us. She was in VA and we were in OH. Scary!!!
Softball game tonight, art show, baseball practice, and who knows what else. Such a busy family!!! Talk later, Carol


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Well, here we are in a new month. May is special to me. My birthday is on the 15th, Mother's Day is on the 13th and my 32nd wedding anniversary is on the 24th. 32 years with the same man and all is well. We are going to play golf today then do some thrifting. I look forward to being outside.

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