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9/30/14 5:50 P

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Sitting here waiting to go to our Bible study on weight loss. It's very encouraging. This week I dropped another pound! I'm just gonna keep on moving down...

We've had some beautiful weather lately, and today the rain started. Kinda nice, since we haven't had any for a while. I'd like to get at least one more motorcycle ride in before we put them away for the winter...

Keeping you all in my prayers, asking the Lord to strengthen you and keep you moving downward, too...


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Thanks for the prayers for my dad Bob., he went to doctor and doctor has booked an ultrasound and a mammogram for October 8th. Good news, my dad had blood work done previously and it has all come back fine. I think it is funny, because when i got this news, I had just five minutes before that text message, I had my mammogram done. Newer machine, more comfortable experience. So check that off of my list! I hear in two weeks, but I am expecting to pass with flying colours.

We had a busy weekend. We went apple picking with our daughter in law and the grandkids on Saturday., and we went to a demolition derby at the Ilderton, ON fair. Boy it was hot! Kids loved both days. We did too.

God bless you one and all!

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We are safely at Hilton Head Island South Carolina. It rained this morning. Planning to rest a bit this afternoon and then look around some.

Prayers for all or you especially, Bob .

It is good to hear all that you are doing and staying fit,..

I am not doing much today. We are here tomorrow and then head out to visit Dave's Aunt in Myrtle Beach.

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PRAYER FOR ANN'S DAD BOB-ME AND MY FAMILY LIFT HIM UP TO THE LORD TO BRING HEALING TO HIS TEMPLE IN THE NAME OF JESUS AMEN

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emoticon GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE!!
MELLIE- GOOD NEWS ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER!! NO WORRIES ON YOUR WEIGHTLOSS AND WORKOUTS-YOU CAN ALWAYS GET BACK ON TRACK emoticon
VICKIE- emoticon ON THE WEIGHTLOSS!! I THINK ALL THAT PAINTING HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT, LOL

ROSE-WE LOVE JOEL OSTEEN & JOSEPH PRINCE emoticon THANKS FOR THE IDEA OF THE NEW BOOK,,MY HUSBANDS B-DAY IS COMING UP:)

SUE-I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A SAFE & BLESSED TRIP!! emoticon
AND I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT YOUR HUSBAND IS GOING TO TRY THIS WEIGHTLOSS/GET HEALTHY JOURNEY WITH YOU emoticon

ANN-YOU ARE SO WELCOME..ANYTIME I CAN HELP emoticon I AM GLAD TO HEAR YOU HAD A NICE VACATION & AS FAR AS GETTING BACK TO WORK-ONE THING AT A TIME AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, IT'LL BE LIKE YOU NEVER LEFT emoticon

WE HAD A GREAT WEEKEND-WE GOT TICKETS HALF OFF TO EDAVILLE THE KIDS AMUSEMENT PARK CUZ WE WENT WHEN THEY WERE CLOSED SO WE WENT TO A DIFFERENT INDOOR PARK AND RETURNED THE NEXT DAY SO FOR TWO PARKS WE ONLY PD THE PRICE OF ONE, WHICH WAS emoticon !!
TONIGHT WE ARE SUPPOSE TO GO TO THE KIDS SCHOOL FOR AN OUTDOOR SHOWING OF YOGI BEAR THE MOVIE WHICH SHOULD BE LOTS OF FUN!! emoticon
THIS WEEKEND I THINK I WILL BRING OUT THE FALL DECORATIONS AND BEGIN THE FALL CLEAN UP,,PUTTING ALL THE SUMMER THINGS AWAY ETC..THE LEAVES ARE FALLING ALREADY emoticon FALL IS HERE!!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! emoticon

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Vicky:

Congratulations on the victory of losing weight this summer. A full 20 lbs since June! My goodness that is so great and I bet you feel great too. Good going. I am sure a lot of people will notice.

I keep losing and gaining the same couple of pounds this summer since we have had 2 two week vacations and just last week away again. My measurements have remained the same. Hoping the small weight gain goes soon. No more vacations until December unless you count thanksgiving holiday. Maybe I can gain some momentum. I was disappointed because I really chose healthy foods and made a point to walk a lot when we were away. Oh well, onwards and upwards.

Sue - you are off and travelling again. I think you will be driving home today, so take it easy on the road!

If you are thinking about it please hold my Dad (his name is Bob) up in prayer mostly for his salvation and his health. He has a doctor's appt. today as he has found a lump under his breast bone. I pray that this health scare is blasted away by the blood of Jesus. Lord, come into his heart so that he may reach out and accept you. You can turn bad things into good things, if it causes him to think of eternity and where he will be. Jesus you love him more than I do.....

We are a very supportive team of one another --- Be blessed everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wonderful week so far. We are packed to drive south tomorrow. Hilton Head, South Carolina
Just my husband and me for Friday Sat. and Sun. Then on Sunday night we will be in Myrtle Beach. that is where Dave's Aunt Barbara lives. She is 86 and we have always stopped to visit her sometime usually spring. She is in better health now and we are there until we drive home on Friday. We have a Lap top with us so I will try to stay in touch. There has been few minutes these last couple weeks.
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Yea!!! One more pound gone! That's a full 20 since school let out in June. But I couldn't have done it without you all, and your support. This group is very important to me.

Pancake day today...and sausage. They switched from pork sausage to chicken sausage this year. Kinda bland, so, no temptation for me there. It's getting easier for me to become an almost vegetarian...LOL...

Have a lovely day, all...


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emoticon Hello everyone: We arrived back home about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Loved everything except the busy highways - could have done without that. Back at work today and it seems like I never left except I am two days behind. They had so many people covering me for l hour stints that a lot of my normal stuff did not get done. Oh well, back at it again tomorrow. I can do it. emoticon

Mellie: That is such good news about your daughter. What a relief for you! You will get back on track soon - that I am sure of emoticon

Vicky: How is that training going.....I mean has your new doggie got you and hubby trained yet? ha ha ha - sorry could not resist! emoticon

Rose It is good to be reading positive authors -- we are starting back on Wednesday course nights at church and I have the honour to assist teaching a course on a book called Right Believing by Joseph Prince. I have read the introduction, and the first and second chapters. My friend Patricia is the leader and I will help where I can. I hope to discover new little nuggets of truth in the Bible this fall. emoticon emoticon

Sue: I share in your joy about your news at the nursing home. I could just picture the polka dancing, hand clapping and stomping. What a precious sight to behold. emoticon We just found out that our Retirement Home we go to cancelled our second visit due to an Open House. We have confirmed going to sing in October though.

Liz: Good attitude going there. I wasn't even your patient, but you made me feel better when I was going through all the dental stuff. You know when you reach out and make someone's life better it is like the outstretched hand of God. You are making a difference. emoticon

Be blessed everyone ....we had one cold day, but it looks like good weather for the rest of the week.

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Hello everyone! It is good to see the board so active. I pray you all are well. I am way off course with my eating and exercise right now...ugh! It seem there is too much going on and I am taking the easy road whenever possible. I have a praise about my daughter; she saw her surgeon recently and her shin bone is finally healing. He will release her after one more check in. She will still have pain and struggles with her multiple injuries over the next year, but we praise Him that she is doing so well after 22 weeks! She is working again (fewer hours) and able to do more though she still has to have some recovery time after she pushes herself. She plans to go on a camping trip as a sponsor with our church youth group in early Oct. It will be a challenge, but it will be good for her.

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It is so nice to hear from everyone. The ideas help and the vision of all the things everyone is doing.
Today we played in a nursing home. Usually our audience is not very involved. Today tow older ladies got up and actually did the polka. When the music stopped the one said, "can you do that again." All the foot tapping and clapping. It was good to see we make a difference in their day.

Packing up to drive south on Thursday. I'll let you know when we get there. I don't usually say we are going away on the computer. We have a house sitter for the dogs.

Tomorrow, I work at the therapy place in the morning and at noon my husband will pick me up to go play at another nursing home. That evening is our Kiwanis installation banquet and awards program. No time for much tomorrow.

My husband is finally trying to join me in dropping a few pounds. this is the best news as that will help me stay on track when we are on the road.

Blessings to all of you.
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Hello everyone! I am working on getting my house in order...My house where I live, and my spiritual house...I just heard that Joel Osteen is coming out with a new book and that is good because I really like his positivity. I will be praying for all of us as we are getting in the fall groove and getting ready for the busy season ahead of us! Blessings, Rose

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LIz I am so glad what I said help you out. Congratulations on your anniversary this week and we celebrated our 22nd anniversary on Friday. When we were at the play, we saw a lot of people had birthdays and there was a couple that sit right up front that were celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary and the lay who played Patsy Cline really paid attention to the fella on the last song. It was so cute!

Well I have to go back to the hotel room and pack it up. We brought all of our purchases into the hotel room because I had a little whisper from the Holy Spirit to bring them all in. Lots of people around an if they see bags it might be tempting - even if they don't know we only spent a very little amount.

We have one more night away and we haven't booked a room but we will go by the seat of our pants, maybe we will go to Guelph or somewhere a big further along.

By for now - God Bless you

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Listen to everyone working so hard, I almost feel bad being on vacation. Let me check, nope I still feel good being on vacation (ha ha just kidding) The last time I painted was when we built our house. It was hard work, but it is a good feeling to know, hey I stained that railing going to the second floor. I varnished it too. I was there even before that when we had to use a ladder to get to the second floor.

Socks, tshirts, underwear, and many other things were found int the 50,000 foot original Lens Mills Store in Cambridge Ontario. And we did not even go to the basement or upper floors!

We ate at a restaurant called 50's and I had a "Light" meal of chicken grilled with a lettuce, tomato, and cucumber salad with italian dressing. They also included cottage cheese, that is funny - lots of protein there - too much maybe. I stole a couple of hubby's fries and had a bite of his mile high reuben sandwich and half of his pickle as well!

Did lots and lots of walking outside too.

Be blessed everyone on this Sunday. emoticon

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Painting and gardening are the two that bring out every muscle I didn't think I had. Ceilings are a stretch. It takes me a long time to do them. You have a big job with that house. You may need to put a primer on that polka dot room.

Today we usher at church and it is a friends mother's 90th birthday. After that this afternoon we need to clean the dogs shed. We have new cedar chips to put in and the winter wall. My husband bought a Lowe's shed for the dog house. All three dogs could be together. He insulated it an all. They are not in there very long. When we are on a trip we have ahouse sitter and she brings them in each night etc. They were 3 brothers from the same litter. I put the pictures of them on my photo page. Jack, Sammy and Teddy. Sammy died 2 years ago from Lymphoma. In the picture of the two we have now Teddy is on the floor and Jack is standing. Jack just was diagnosed with diabetes and gets insulin 2x a day.

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You're right, Sue. Painting uses all your muscles, and right now, ALL my muscles are hurting! lol! But, we got the living room ceiling done, and it's the biggest, and I got one coat of paint on an upstairs bedroom that was painted black with pink polka dots. Wonder how many coats it's going to take? The bathroom is going to need a complete overhaul, so maybe they'll save that for last. And the carpet has to go, but hopefully, we can salvage the kitchen floor. We'll see...

I haven't eaten since my egg & toast this morning, so I'm going out to my own kitchen and find a snack. Bob is bringing home dinner later.

Later, all...


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Today I was up at 6 am because our dog Teddy came and got me. I made gluten free peanut butter fudge for church. I made G. F. Almond muffins the other day. I take gluten free stuff for a few of the people to have something when everyone else is chowing down on cookies or coffee cake.

It is so good to her form everyone. Vicky I know that when I would get home from work at school my whole body would be float out tired. That is how I gained the weight. Also the stress of the job. It is so hard to push one more thing. I will pray for you to have the strength to keep exercising. Why is it that the fat gathers so fast. Painting uses all your muscles. I have painted most of the inside of this house. at least twice. . That is good exercise.

Ann what a nice trip. You sound like you are having a good time. I am glad you were safe. I always worry when the traffic is bad that someone else is not driving responsibly. I hope you find those socks.

Liz we are all here praying for you to stay strong and have a bit of time for yourself. My problem is also the fixing of food fro everyone. Getting enough rest is so important. It seems that I am up early and get to bed late.

Today I am not pushing. Yesterday I finished garden work to get ready for winter. It took several hours and my arms, legs, and hands all feel it today.

We have sunshine an I want to enjoy it.
Sue.

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Thank you Ann & I'm sorry I am only getting back to you now.I feel the same way about the lord like I'm a child needing a hug and that's how I feel after I pray @ night he always comforts me to sleep. Let's see this week was our 9th wedding anniversary, we are celebrating by taking the children to Edaville Railroad today(it's about them) :-) lol we both love to please them& when we're away all we do is talk about them..haha isn't that crazy, I guess we're crazy about our kids, yesterday I was at work and my friend decided to bring in her famous Portuguese roll s and malassadas that I didn't have any of yay me! Although I did have some candy corn yikes!! I worked out on Thursday at the gym and will go today and tomorrow morning but I have been so tired lately, idk..I'm thinking of getting some new vitamins with energy supplements maybe?? Or maybe it's the weather change idk?
I have been up since 6 today with my little man while his sister and daddy sleep :-) I guess we're early birds, lol..
I'm looking forward to a great season and I'm not backing down, everything I do is through Christ our Lord and savior & I know he has all our backs and wants everyone of us to succeed..

I just got to keep at it,& yes its hard when you have to worry about everyone else's lunches and dinners that you bearly have time for yourselves, but sometimes I just say I'm trying new recipes and to my surprise my husband likes the ww recipes I try sometimes he adds more cheese or sauce, etc. That's okay with me :-)
Have a wonderful & blessed weekend everyone because you are a blessing to everyone you encounter..
P.S.(yesterday I had three patient's say on the phone to me Thank You and God Bless you and that made me so happy! I knew I made a difference in their lives just by making them an appointment or answering a question and that made me feel so good inside) :-)

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Sounds like a wonderful trip! I love Patsy Cline.

Today we are going out to my in-law's house to paint. They passed away a few years ago and since then, my nephew's family has been living there. All at once they decided to move to Kentucky, and the house is in sad need of repairs. Since my brother in law is technically the owner, we are following his lead and helping him get it ready to sell. Oh, my, old houses...Thank the Lord, a few years ago they invested in new roof, windows and insulation, so mostly it needs cosmetic work...and cleaning...

Enjoy your weekend, all...

Vicky

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Hey Vicky hang in there....you can do it.....just be more headstrong that your doggie. Well, I am sending this from Cambridge, Ontario.....we just saw a wonderful play on the life of Patsy Cline. The singer was spot on with such a strong voice and sang many Patsy Clines tunes. She had 21 costume changes from the age of 16 to 30 something. Very good musicians and the emcee was very funny.

Sue I love your thought....work through the hardships and l ook for the joy!

The traffic on the 401 was terrifying...praying all the time ....on the way home to hotel from St. Jacobs to Cambridge it was dark and even so we made it. Thank you Jesus!

Tomorrow we will be shopping --- yippee -- looking for sock factory outlet. I remember going to a sock factory outlet on our honeymoon trip 22 years ago in Vermont. Beautiful socks that lasted about 20 years! I doubt if they make them like that anymore!

Be blessed everyone.

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Hey, all. I'm sitting here trying to get up the gumption to go upstairs and work out. One of my goals for this week is to use a piece of fitness equipment. I have plenty of that upstairs, so I need to get busy.

New dog is giving me problems. She's very headstrong! I just hope I can outlast her...

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Prayers for each of you. We need to get through the hardships and look for the joys. I worked at the Physical Therapy Place today. It was good to see that some of the people were really doing better.

Ann is right and we need to keep the Lord in our heart and our minds. My mind can go faster that anything and get me into problems.

I have been good this week in the food area. No extra cooking food for visitors.

Take care.

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Hi Liz: I pray for your success in all you do.....healthy motivations, financial, family, spiritual - remember you are a child of God. He will give you the desires of your heart.

Pray for me too, I am having a difficult day and I don't feel all that well, but I am at work - perhaps working on 6 out of 8 cylinders today!

So for both of us lets lean on the everlasting arms. I like to think I am hidden with Christ in God. What really excites me is that I have the Holy Spirit living inside of me. This is that same Holy Spirit that raised Lazarus from the dead, and Jesus from the grave.

I feel like a little child, running to the arms of Jesus. He will not turn us away.

Blessings to one and all today.

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Hello everyone! My weight loss journey is up and down, up and down...but I will not give up, and am working very hard to get on the losing steadily side again. I would appreciate your prayers. A saying I read says'Don't expect God to guide your steps if you aren't willing to move your feet! Blessings.

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Hello, all. Not a whole lot going on here. I'm trying to be good but right now, with a house guest, it's a little rougher going, as far as food is concerned.

Exercise? No problem there. I'm getting that done...

My weight is still staying the same...

Vicky

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My friend lost 1oo before and gained back. She gained back when she was caring for her other. She teaches 6h grade math and coaches the girls Volley ball team at her school. She is not married and has only herself and her dog. She only cooks for herself when really counting points. It is not possible for me to do that life. You don't sound like you could do that either. We struggle when there are others we are responsible for. I do better with my weight loss when I have less to do around me.

I guess the rest of us just have to find more time to follow the plan.
I am so glad to be reading all you do with work and family. Bless you.
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Wow Sue, be sure to ask her what are the three top tips she can can name to pass along to someone who is still on the journey to achieving a substantial weight loss, I would be ever so interested in learning how she lost l00 lbs. emoticon

For work today, I went to school and was in the same classroom all day today to learn about Lean Yellow Belt training. Today, we learned that Lean is not a weight loss program nor some kind of a martial art, but it is a way of doing more by better utilizing existing resources and by focusing on value from the customer's prospective. It is supposed to empower employees by allowing them to make changes. We did some table top exercises with a group of people - 5 or 6 people at each table. emoticon

My head hurts! emoticon

We started at 8:30 a.m. and had a break at about 10:15 a.m., lunch was at 12 noon and it was healthy wraps, with various fruits to chow down on. Water and pop diet or otherwise was also available.

Tomorrow is another full day with an hour exam at the end. Good news is that it is open book, 40 questions which are multiple choice and a pass is 50%. We had to let them know if we wanted pasta tomorrow for lunch with cookie or the same as today. The lunch that gets the most votes wins. I sure hope it is not pasta. I think I will bring something else because pasta at lunch is so heavy and will slow us down I think.

Like us sparkpeople always say, "I can do it". emoticon

And this too shall pass! What a stretch for me, but I will see it through

More news tomorrow -- I am sure I will survive, right?????

TUESDAY -- evening edit
Just adding, I did survive another day at the classroom all day long. We ended up with a 60 minute exam. I made it through. Used some strategies I learned like read thorugh it first, do the ones you know first to build up confidence, Go back to the others, etc. But it sure was a stretch for me.

Had a salad full of protein and lots of veggies and raspberry vinegrate for supper. Same thing as yesterday for lunch so food is ok.

Went on a 26 minute walk which added up to 2.07 km. So I feel more relaxed. Now Wednesday and Thursday at work then off for Friday and Monday. Going on our anniversary trip. Be blessed all!







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Ann you sound like you have had a good time. How nice. It is good to be with family.

I know I ate a lot of food that I didn't need this week end. I will have to really watch this week.

I am really looking forward to having a few days that are not so buy later this week.

One of my friends that teaches computer classes and is the tech person at a middle school is going to have lunch with me next Saturday. She has been on Weight Watchers and lost over 100 pounds. She is a good influence. She was living near me but moved to the town that she teaches in. I miss having a diet partner.

Wishing everyone a good week ahead. We can support each other and keep to our plans. It is not bad to start back over. It is only a big problem if you stop. I seem to learn as I go. I don't have as much to drop as others but is is just as hard. I am really proud of all of you for the many things you do and still drop pounds. Bless you.
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Good day to one and all. I enjoyed reading all of your posts today and it is so good to share with one another, isn't it?

emoticon We all seem to be diving right in with fall and all the changes with the season, including going back to work and school. I train for two days away from work on Monday and Tuesday. emoticon

We had a second wonderful day at our fall fair. The first time was with my husband on a date and we saw all the stuff we like to see, photos, craft stuff, paintings, vegetables, etc.

This time it was with our daughter in law and our grandkids. It is so much fun seeing their faces light up. Rides, of course, then they went to the Growing Chefs table and they both made salsa from scratch and got to take some home. But they did not like the taste so poppa and nana got to eat it - tasted good to me. They ate up all the taco chips though. Then they got to see their craft that they had submitted and they were really happy - Christian was happy emoticon his lego was all locked up and he would be getting it back and Abby was happy she won 2nd prize in her age group. emoticon Then Christian and Mommy went with poppa and saw a robot throw out a big beach ball back and forth while Abby and I painted a picture of a high heeled shoe with big pink and purple feathers which Abby glued on.

I ate my lunch there and was happy with my choice emoticon

Chicken with cooked onions, green and red peppers and a heated flatbread (which we dipped into our grandkids salsa) and we shared a diet pop. My hubby had a corn dog and fries. He wasn't happy with the corn dog, but he liked his fries.

We walked around from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. when we came home. so got some walking in for sure. emoticon

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Company gone and we also got to church. Back on track for me. God is watching out for me and helped me through all of the week plus company. My daughter and my niece also dropped by on Saturday. My niece is vegan so quick turn around for some vegan food for lunch on Saturday.

this week is going to go fast. On Tuesday we go to Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh for my husband to have the preop tests done. His hip replacement is Oct 15th. The days are flying by.

Take care all and just stick with the plan. I am struggling but still not gaining. Plateau out now but it is still 159. I think when all settles down and I am not cooking like crazy for extra people I will be able to break this one.

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Hey everyone...Just want to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as we are going into this busy fall season. May you all have peace in your hearts today, and the joy that only Christ can give. Blessings upon all of you.

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Hey, all. Not a lot going on here for a change, just falling back into the routine of work. Love seeing all the new faces at school.

Well, we started our Bible study on weight loss on Tuesday and we were asked to choose 4 goals from a list of things we would try to change in our lives. I chose 'don't eat in front of the TV'(blew that one), read an inspirational quote, get 10 minutes of cardio, and write a note to God in your journal. Sounds simple enough, but I can't seem to get into the habit of doing it!

Well, I'm going up to see my parents when Bob gets home. I hope you all have a lovely evening...



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Hi Liz, Mellie, Vicky, Sue and everyone else. Wow, I haven't posted since Sept. 10th and a lot is happening in just that short time. Life marches on doesn't it?.

Reading all of your posts and I feel sorry I wasn't there to lift you up Liz. I think that we all feel overwhelmed, overloaded from time to time. We all need time to refocus.

I know I do feel overwhelmed a bit right now at work. In fact, I think I have been having a bad attitude today and feel crabby but I am keeping it to myself or at least I think I am. My co-worker has a new job in our office and I am truly glad for her. I miss not having another Christian with me. Things are up in the air right now about covering her position and I have to take on more. It is very busy and I have had some projects sent my way as well. I have been very quiet because I don't want to complain and I feel if I open my mouth the complaints will come rolling out. What good does that do any way? One person has mentioned I was quiet. So I guess I am not my normal self. So, Fridays are my busiest days any way.

I choose to look forward, to another day. I go for training for Monday and Tuesday so that should be fun or at least different. Then I am back to work for two days only. Thinking forward to my vacation days on Friday and Monday where we are going to St. Jacobs Ontario and Cambridge Ontario for our 22nd anniversary. We are going to see a musical play about the life of Patsy Cline.

In the Psalms, David says to himself. Why art thou cast down oh my soul? Hope in God for I shall praise him yet (This may be a paraphrase) . He goes on from there and by the end of the psalm he has made his soul to be happy. I think that is just what I did looking forward to something nice.

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Just dropping back in to say Hey! Sounds like everyone is busy. I am trying to get re-focused. I am pretty much caught up on the extra things at home & work finally. Looking forward to the cool weekend. Hope yours is blessed!

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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE,

WOW SCDALYNCH YOU ARE A BUSY WOMAN!! I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME AND TRY TO ENJOY THE FAMILY THAT'S WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS BEING WITH EACHOTHER
I WAS VERY BUSY YESTERDAY TOO TRYING TO GET MY HOUSE IN ORDER FOR THE COOKOUT SUNDAY SINCE IT WAS MY DAY OFF ALTHOUGH I DID ALOT OF RUNNING AROUND WITH THE KIDS. GYM IN THE MORNING THEN I HAD TO DROP OFF MY DAIGHTER @ PRESCHOOL WHICH GAVE ME 2 HOURS TO CLEAN AND TIDY UP THE KITCHEN AND LIVINGROOM AND MY SONS ROOM. I STILL HAVE THE BATHROOM, MY DAUGHTERS ROOM & MY BEDROOM. MY HUSBAND WILL CUT THE GRASS TODAY AND THEN WE HAVE TO STRAIGHTEN OUT THE GARAGE CUZ I USUALLY PUT THE FOOD IN THERE SO ITS OUT OF THE DIRECT SUNLIGHT..I AM WORKING TODAY, TOMORROW I WILL GO TO THE GYM TRY TO GET SOME MORE STUFF DONE & THEN AT NIGHT WE HAVE A WEDDING RECEPTION TO GO TO..SUNDAY MORNING GYM AGAIN THEN CHURCH THEN GREAT GRANDMAS B DAY...BUSY BEES ALL OF US,,LOL.. OHHH & I LOST 1.6 LBS SINCE MONDAY YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!! emoticon

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Music group was here yesterday and my brother and his wife arrive today for the weekend. I can't seem to get caught up. I cleaned up after the 12 left yesterday and baked a peach buckle (has less sugar my brother is diabetic). I roasted the turkey breast last night and made rolls for dinner tonight. I don't want to be working and busy when they come. My brother is 81 now and I am glad he still likes to come and visit. They will like going to our big farmer's market on Saturday morning.

We had rain again yesterday but not a real bad storm. I knew if I worked outside and cleaned up the flower beds and Dave mowed, we'd have a storm and it would look like we hadn't done anything.

I had 7000 + steps yesterday and my legs feel it today. This morning will not be too busy as most was done yesterday. I think I can keep to the plan with food I have ready. We are eating out on Saturday night.

Wishing you all blessings and a good weekend.



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Thank you ladies for the encouragement, it's much appreciated..I'm feeling better today. I have alot to do but I will do it unto the Lord and I've worked out today had something healthy and I'm happy.I apologized to my hubby and he understands which is great, I will be excited about this party Sunday and I'm sure it is going to be fine. Thanks again.

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Liz just go ahead and rant and get it all out. Then sometimes we can get a look at what we need to do. I truly understand how you feel. My summer has gone and I got very little done that I had hope todo. Everything and everyone has something they want me to do. It made me pray that I could see what I could let go and not do. So I let go and let God show me. I have started to drop some things that were extras. I will pray for you to have something pop into your head that will say "Do you really need to do this one". Also, I have just asked others to help me. If people help they have ownership in what ever it is. It means more to them. Maybe start with Great Grandma's birthday. Ask what each person will bring to share at her party. Drinks, food, and even help setting up. A few weeks ago I kenw that 24 or 25 people would be here at my house.. They were to meet the fellows from a music store to see if we could get lesson started for the Lowrey organs we owned. I had the directory of the people that were in the classes when we had a store here. That store closed. I asked a few to bring finger food to go with coffee for that morning. God provided and wonderful goodies showed up. When it was over they pitched in to straighten up my house and fold up all the chairs.



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Liz, I hear what you're saying. Going back to work has been good for the most part, but the strife has already started. I have to CHOOSE every morning to have a good day. Let the petty(and some important) irritations of the day before go. Not enough time for everything to get done, so I just try to concentrate on this day, this task, and pray God makes up for everything else. I've been having a rough time keeping on the right track, too, but we won't give up, will we?

Lord, I thank You for Liz on our team because she's always full of encouragement for us, so now I want to encourage her. Lighten her load, meet every need in her life, give her a sweet time of rest, and bless her with your abundant peace. Help others see she needs them to pick up the slack and do what needs to be done. In Jesus' name, amen.

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Everything sounds great ,I for one am doing horrible..I am stressed out at home with finances & work there isn't enough help..my diet n exercise has gone down the drain, I feel horrible, sad,depressed and tired. I feel like I'm stretched out to the max, I can't catch a break..my mother-in-law thought it was a great idea to have great-grandma s bday here on a Sunday afternoon..oh really how considerate??,im trying not to be bitter, but honestly how much more will people take advantage??im so sick of it, she makes promises to the kids then doesn't keep them cuz she's too involved in her own life!! Ahhhhh!! I have to get some rest and relaxation and get over all of this..I'm trying to do the Christian thing and help everyone and be there for everyone and keep the family together but I am realizing I can't help everyone and that saddens me. The worst thing is that I take it out on the one person who is trying to help me,,my husband,..Tomorrow is a new day and I will embrace it because that's what God wants me to do.so sorry about the ranting and raving..God bless

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More work outside yesterday and two meetings. To day I really look good. My hair is done and cur to suit me. The bad news is that I got home late and stopped at the grocery store and bought some things. On the way out I bought chicken to take Home for dinner. Tomorrow all the music people come here and decide if they want to change this now as we have a music lesson on Wednesdays with The teacher from the music store in Greensburg, PA. I may not have to do all this getting ready and cleaning up.

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Hello everyone:

I got weighed and measured today and I am happy to say, I have lost the 2 lbs. that I gained on my vacation (Yippee) and I am down 1 cm. on my waist. My hips and my chest measurements remain the same.

So I am 56 pounds lost again.....wonderful news....

Now I can enjoy my day.......and good news as well, my husband has found a wonderful company that does home improvements and repairs at a good price so he happily had some work done on our garage entrance way.

You be blessed today!

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Sue - you sound like you had a well rounded day, and also sounds like you used up some of your energy.

I did some exercising today, 2 flights of stairs at work, yes, the elevator was down and no I would not have done it otherwise!

However, I did walk home from the Swiss Chalet Restaurant after supper. Good chicken there, had salad, no potato just the multigrain bun and hot tea with lemon

Took me about 40 minutes to do so.

Today went super fast, super busy at work.

Blessings to one and all!

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Well, today was church and then a meeting at church and then home. This afternoon I spent 4 hours getting the flower beds cleaned up and the porch rug scrubbed. All the rain and my two dogs with their dirty feet have left a mess. I try to keep up. The storms have made it hard.

this is a week of temptation. We eat out on Tuesday and Thursday the music group comes and they have goodies and coffee. Then Friday my brother and his wife come to stay the weekend. My brother is diabetic so I do healthy food. That part is not too bad.

We play at the nursing home tomorrow. I still have some work to do on one of my songs.
Days go too bast.

Keep trying your best and I will also keep praying for all of you.
God gave me strength to get through last week and I have thanked Him over and over this weekend. .

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I love to hear about people giving their hearts to Christ! New beginnings!

Hope is a wonderful puppy! Every time she has gone potty, it's been outside! And she has already learned to sit when Bob gives her a treat! Someone has spent time with her, so why did they dump her along a country road? People are strange...and cruel, but we're blessed to have her!

Oh I love the smell of "fair food!" I don't usually buy much though, because it's so expensive. Sounds like you did pretty well with your eating...

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Vicky: You know the saying, "Hope springs eternal". I am so happy for you. I know this new dog will never replace your wonderful Bowtie who was and will remain a member of your family. Even so, you are about to make a big difference in Hope's life and she in yours as well.

At our church today, six (6) people gave their hearts to the Lord! Awesome. emoticon

Hey all, I went to the fall fair. emoticon Talk about being surrounded with all types of temptations - you know fall fair food I am sure. I have never been so proud of myself (yup patting self on the back helps from time to time) because for lunch I had a diet coke and 1/2 of a sub on brown bread, with grilled chicken and many many veggies on it and only honey mustard as topping. Later on (because we were there all day) I had crackers (6) and cheese and grapes for a snack and then even later on I had veggies and dip for a snack

So, lets see, I was sorely tempted at grandkids and at the fair all I truly wanted was good food. Makes you wanna go hmmmmm!

By the way, our granddaughter Abby got second prize in her craft submission for her age group. Our grandson, Christian, received a beautiful rainbow participant ribbon and his lego space ship station was placed on a shelf of its own. All the lego entries were locked up. Here is the kicker, his entry was mistakenly placed in the age group above what he really should be in. So, he did pretty well, with the kids older than him. As always, the prize money will be shared between them.

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Just don't give up! My daughter was here today and baked peanut butter cookies to take to church tomorrow. She burnt one batch and left them here for me...oh, boy...this has been a bad day...

Adopted a new dog. I know it's just been 6 weeks since Bowtie died, but the place was too quiet. This dog is totally different. She is young but we're not sure of her age or breed or anything. As close as we can figure, she's a toy fox terrier. Very tiny and delicate. Someone just dumped her off along the road and she ended up at my cousin, Gail's, because everybody knows, Gail has many little dogs, and she loves them all. I'll post pictures soon. Oh, and her name is Hope...

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Hello everyone! I lost 5 pounds last week, but am struggling again now! I would appreciate your prayers in this area. I do well, and then seem to sabotage myself for some reason. I really need to lose 45 more pounds and it is seeming to take forever...anyone got any ideas that may help? Thanks.

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I stand in total agreement with you!


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God is good! We are more than conquerors.....we are a new creation......now I am speaking to myself to stop sabatoguing (spelling???) my journey.......I am losing weight......I am losing inches....or centimeters.....I am a child of God. I appreciate that He loves me the way I am but He will give me the desires of my heart because it lines up with His word.

I have the Holy Spirit of God living inside me. That gives me the power to say, "No" to these stupid desires to eat what I should not eat.

At home, I do not have these goodies, when I babysit there they are. I have the power to say no. I must come up with a plan. The plan needs to be saying NO --- I need to bring my snacks with me

grrrrrrr stir up that Holy Spirit power within me.

Just talking to myself but hey,, if this helps anyone else emoticon

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God is Good!!! I really prayed that I would not get picked. They went through the Alphabet pulling names 4 times and 4 names each time. there were 16 chosen for Grand Jury. I was not chosen. I am so glad.

Now I can get back to my life. Tomorrow is a day with no places to go and I can get my pictures on this site from our trip.

I have not been good eating today. I think the stress is what causes me to feel hungry. I hope to have more positive reports in the future.

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I lost a pound but my measurements have been the same for over 2 months...go figure...




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Hello all: It is amazing, the calendar changed from August to September and boom, it is so busy, I think everyone sat down and thought about what they needed to do over the long Labour Day weekend and brought all their requests to me (at work) Phew - thankfully no milk spilled but just about everything else.

Took grandkids to swimming lesson last night - Level 2 - they are doing so well.

We are taking a one week hiatus from our weigh in at work. Next Wednesday I get weighed and measured. Last week no pounds lost but lost 1 cm from hips. I better smarten up because spent two nights over the grandkids as mom worked two 12 hr. overnight shifts and I gave into temptation both nights -- whole bag of popcorn - should be sharing; had some m & m's etc. that combined with my lessened walking may not be good. I have from today until next Wednesday to get moving somehow. Tape anyone?

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Day 2 over, and a good day it was! My milk cooler is clean, thanks to Helen, the 80 year old lunchroom supervisor who doesn't know what the word "NO" means. She cleaned it anyway! Dishwasher is still not working, and I have no idea when it will be, but thank God I can truck all the dirty dishes up to the high school's dishwasher...then back again.

My body is holding up better than I figured it would after a lazy summer. I ordered new shoes today for work.

Listen to this...I'm all about "ME" today! So what are you all up to?


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Well my eating was not on target but On the scale today I am only u- 2 pounds. That was amazing to me. Back on the plan today.

Not much time to write today. Tomorrow I go in for Grand Jury duty. I didn't think they called people my age.

Vicky sorry to hear they left you a mess. It is busy enough to get started back up.

Ann I am glad to hear you are doing well and your Grands are going to school. I can't believe it is time for fall.

blessings to all of you today. More after tomorrow
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Work day 2 coming up. Yesterday was crazy, as all first days are at the school. The school superintendent came by and asked how it was going. I told him to come back when I was done serving and I'd let him know! It was about a hundred degrees in that kitchen, my dishwasher was broken, and when the ymca used the school for the summer, they left my milk cooler looking and smelling like a sewer. Next year, I will leave them a note to clean it out when they're done. But it was a great day, seeing all the new kindergarteners, and the familiar faces from last year.

So how are you all doing?

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Thank you all for your prayers, I will keep you updated as things unfold! Have been having a good week with my eating and some family issues are being worked out gradually. I am so glad for all of you that are here on this site-- it helps to have folks are in the same boat and who have faith! Hope all of you are enjoying fall (?!?!). It is starting to be in the 70's here in Montana. About 6 weeks and it will snow. Blessings to all of you.

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Oh! My! yes prayers for Kathie. It is so hard for me to understand some families. Prayers for Tammy and hope she can find work. Also for Connie and her pain.

I saw the words Canadian Maple Syrup. MMMMmmmmmmm. It has been a while since I have had that or even some from where I used to live.

We got home today at 3:30 pm I was driving last and the big storm hit. it was not an easy drive. I really felt God was with us all the way for this trip. It was short but successful. I will post some pictures when I can get a minute.

Glad to hear from everyone.
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Gail, my other best friend, has taken Kathie to her house for a couple days. We've laughingly decided to shuffle her back and forth like the child of divorced parents, until her first couple of paychecks start coming in, and she can get an apartment. She is doing fairly well for someone who's own family won't make room for her in their homes. God will work it out...

You were talking about cookies, Ann, and Kathie and I were talking about candy bars here earlier. I honestly haven't had one in at least 2 years. I have been having donut & cupcake cravings...



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Lord God in Heaven, undertake for Kathie right now and lift her up in your loving arms....send your angels to move on her behalf, heal the hearts in her family and I know you will do the best for her because you love her. Take this situation and turn it around to something good. We know you hear our prayers because when two or three are gathered in your midst you are there.

I am having coffee right now and am enjoying the last cookie that I love - maple cream, made with real Canadian maple syrup. My husband bought a bag because he knows I love them, but I cannot resist them. He does the grocery shopping since he is retired. I had to ask him NOT to get them any more. The one cookie rule does not work with those ones. Instead of one, I eat two or three...

Back to housekeeping after my coffee. I am off today because of the Labour Day Holiday, so I thought I would labour in my home. (Oh there is that spell checker again, trying to take the "U" out of labour. But that is the way we Canadians spell it.

Our Abby is going to go to school tomorrow and in grade 1, going all day every day. Woo hoo, she is growing up. Our Christian is going into grade 3 and I have a book for him which covers the entire Canadian curriculum for the grade 3 school year. (I guess I am a frustrated teacher) but Mommy and the kids love my help. I always ask them and if they are bored or don't want to do it, we colour or play.

Bye for now, enjoy your day!

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Well, Kathie is at our house for right now. Not an ideal situation, but I won't have her homeless. Please pray for her family situation to be healed...

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We had dinner using the dishes we brought down to our Nephew. We have indeed been running to keep up with the fast moving little girl.

I only have a few moments on line as we head back home now. We are stopping in Dandridge Tenn. to over night with friends and then on tomorrow to West Virginia. It was a fast weekend but lots of fun. More when have a bit of time.

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I do pray for your friend Tammy to find work and soon, not just a job but a special one that suits her to a "T" that will be cherished.

I pray that pain relief comes for your friend Connie. My husband deals with a lot of pain due to neuropathy. It is not fun at all and can flavor your whole life.

I lift these requests up to a loving and gracious God. Wisdom to the medical doctors for Connie to find the right combination of meds, exercise, massage etc. to give her some relief. You know there will be a time when she will experience the healing manifestation from our loving God in her back. We just have to believe it. I anticipate a great testimony to come soon.

I guess I won't have a hard time at all remembering your husband's name is Terry, just like mine. My Terry's formal name is Terence. When we got married a lot of his personal id had to be changed, since his name was spelled differently on some documents - as Terrance, but it is all fixed now.

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Mosquito report in Southern Ontario = they are going after my husband more than me....he says it is because they have been attracted to him due to his sparkling personality and the fact that he has a greater percentage of meat on him! Yes, I think the wet weather has increased the mosquitoes this year....that and the ragweed seems to be bothering people too.

I love to hear that your friend got a job and I am sure that she will find a place to live too. God is in action for sure!

Sue I can just see you chasing after that toddler. They do move fast and they can get into things in a blink of an eye. You and your hubby are truly quite the travelers. I hope the nephew and his wife feel blessed in getting their dishes safely.

A new season of autumn is beckoning. (I refuse to give up on summer though until mid September - we will still have some nice days. Fall sends many of us back to school and/or work. God's blessings upon all of you as you touch those people in your world!

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Okay Prayers for Kathie to find a home, Tammy to find work, and Connie for pain control.

We had a good two days for our drive to Slidell Louisiana. (near New Orleans) We have delivered 5 boxes of dishes to our nephew and wife. Now we get to play with Katie their little girl. She is a little over a year od and moves fast.

It is storming here too. I was hoping to see some sunshine but they are predicting rain all weekend. We drive back on Monday and Tuesday.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.
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Update on my friend, Kathie...She got a full time position, with benefits, here at the hospital across town, in the cafeteria! God is faithful and she says thanks for the prayers! Now, to get her a place to live...

Got my cafeteria kitchen all ready to go for next Tuesday's first day of school. I suppose I'm ready to get back to it. I know I'm ready to see the kids!!!

Boy, is anyone else fighting the mosquitoes as bad as we are here? Mercy sakes, I've been eaten alive!!! Even when I go to bed. I'm not sure how they're getting in, but they are. It's been so wet, and there is larva in every drop of water left lying around. I even dumped out my bird bath! Sorry, birds...

Hope you all have a good night...


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Hi everyone! Congratulations Vicky! I will be praying for the needs I see here! I think it's great that all of you sing at the nursing homes! I used to work at one, and I know that the residents all enjoy that so much! It has been warm here, but last week we got some much needed rain- Thank you God! Please pray that my friend Tammy will find work, and that my friend Connie will be able to find a pain med for her back that will alleviate some of the pain-back surgery is not an option. Thank you and blessings to all of you. P.S. Ann, my husband's name is Terry too.

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Thank You Sue,,& that is so wonderful that you could bring sunshine into that nursing home for them,, sometimes those places can be so depressing and dreary ::(( :0)

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Prayers for ;you son Liz. It is hard to walk into a room of different faces. I pray he will see a friendly face and settle in to the routine. Is there anyone he knows already in his class?? I will pray for him.

Vicky wow!! proud of you to drop those pounds. good goind.

Ann We played for a sad looking group yesterday. They looked tired and worn out. We had several polka's to play. the nursing home activities director helped us by dancing around some of them. We go a few to really clap and tap their foot. At the end we got smiles and asked when we would be back. That makes it all worth the effort.

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That is so wonderful Vicki! I am so happy for you..My son started school yesterday and he is not doing too good- he is very nervous crying etc. we go through this every year in hopes that he will outgrow this..he is in 2nd grade..:(( Dear Lord help my son ..

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Congrats to Vicky - way to go - isn't it nice when someone notices a change?

Liz. there is a sign on the walkway at work on the way to the lunchroom. It says, "The only true failure is the person who fails to try!" Such a simple statement but so true. You are a trooper...you can do it.

Sue: How did your nursing home visit go? I know you are looking forward to your daughter's birthday as well. The people at the Retirement Home on Sunday were so appreciative. We told them we were not in any way, shape or form professional singers, but they really liked us. The person who invited us said the turn out was more than expected and everyone wanted us to come back again. One volunteer hour of our time, means so very much to people. You are right there, Sue!

I did not lose weight this week, but I lost one centimeter off my hips. That is amazing to me because I still cannot hardly exercise still bothered by my ankles. The nurse at work wants me to get it checked out by a doctor just to make sure it is not more than a strain.

P.S. Editing as I forgot to spell check again!

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Way to go, Liz. As long as you keep starting over, and don't give up, you'll get there!

I had something nice happen to me today. One of the custodians told me I was melting away! Somebody noticed! I've lost almost 18 pounds over the summer and somebody noticed! I feel wonderful right now...

Now to keep it off...

Have a lovely day, all...


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Hello everyone,,
i was just catching up on all the reading, everyone sounds so busy..My son started school today and fall is on its way..I love the Fall although today its very warm 80s 90s out there..I started weight watchers last week just writing stuff down and counting points and I was doing fine and then I caught a cold/sinus thing and the weekend came and parties and there you have it all down hill, well i am back on that horse and am trying again, so i will finish my sandwich and go for a walk and back to it. I wanna Thank all my Sparkpeople friends because you always give me the inspiration i need :)) Have a Great Day!!

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Ann I am glad you don't seee the color yet. It means we won't see it for a few more weks. Rain and cool here today.

Vicky I will pray for Kathie. I didn't realize how hard it is to find a place. I hope she gets someplace she will like.

Today is music at a nursing home and errands. Hopefully , I can get it all done. My daughter's birthday is Friday and I am taking her to lunch tomorrow.

Where do the years go.?

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Hi Sue: It is a little bit early for the fall colours, but we did see one or two trying out a coloured leaf or two. End of September is usually when they start wearing their new fall leaves. I really enjoy when we go on road trips talking to the people we meet. The stop I enjoyed the most was meeting a lady who had a sale going on outside of a place of business where they did restoring of old cars and retrofitting, etc. They had two great older cars all done up. One was from the forties and it was in a kind of purple/egg plant colour. Another was like a model T or similar model. That is what stopped us to admire the car.

We learned in our conversations that she had lost her husband the past December and as we spent some time with her, she talked about how much she loved her husband. Her eyes were shining - she was not feeling sorry for herself but reminiscing about all the trips she took with hubby and it reminded me of you Sue and Vicky and myself how much we enjoy "dates" with our hubbies.

Also there was a friend who was helping her and she was single and very lonely. From her stories, she was looking for love in all the wrong places. We dropped a few hints about our single friends and ourselves when we were single and even mentioned, going to church, going to a church single group and just plain old doing what you like to do, rather than going out to the bars to try to find people.

Maybe it was our similar ages, or maybe we just connected. Holy Spirit is so good, because when you listen to Him, out of your mouth comes LOVE not condemnation. We will probably never see them again, but I think it was a God appointment.

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