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Diane I have the best zumba instructor. This is my 5th year. All levels and all kinds of people. Well, I had a hellish day. Went to drop car off for 7:30 a.m. appointment. They said did you arrange for a loaner. No, no one mentioned it. And he is always specific about us being a one car family and that I needed wireless and if it ran late I needed a quiet place for an important meeting. during my first meeting a little boy screamed I want BAGEL. Finally at 12:30 DH discovers they haven't' looked at car. They arranged loaner but it's an SUV. I can barely climb into it and then can't really drive it. My right leg doesn't work. And my toe for sure. Only thing that reaches pedal is toe. It was an interesting ride - DH screaming at me about driving. Car is in driveway and we are stranded until car is fixed and Dodge service is the PITS

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YAY on the zumba Suze. I have yet to try it. Looks too intense for me at this point. Going to take my ex boss out to lunch today. She is retiring early from the school district. Then, hope to swim. Haven't been swimming this week at all. Did get my walks in though.

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Cool and comfortable today. I wish it could be like this all year. Getting the car fixed tomorrow and working remotely. The defroster isn't work as in it does the opposite fogs the car entirely. Did my Zumba tonight yeah!

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So glad the gout is better Linda and you got rain! I envy you..haha. We still have fires raging all over the west here. But, at least it's ten degrees cooler today. That's a relief.

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We got some rain last night. I have a kitty who gets scared of storms and we are going to be gone a few days and it is supposed to rain while we are out. A friend will check in and feed them, but not the same as me being home with him.

Gout is better.

I will check back in Sunday or Monday!

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emoticon GOOD MORNING!
I am up pretty early for me. Got a good nights sleep and hope all of you did the same. We did get thunderstorms yesterday in scattered parts of SoCal but not where I live. Today is the last day of this heatwave then it is supposed to cool a bit a few degrees. Have a great day all!
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It's going to be in the upper 80's here today with a 70% chance of rain.
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Hi Vickie! I saw that it was in the 100's on the West Coast. It's 55 here this morning before sunrise. Made pepper quinoa chickpea stew/soup for dinner last night which means we will have it for days. Intense meeting this afternoon. DH is going to come in and help me get home - I have to bring in laptop and travel in thick of rush hour. As ISIS has targeted Times Square I'll be glad of the company

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Thank you for the welcome. Hopefully it'll rain there so the fires won't be an issue.

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emoticon Vickie! Welcome.

Diane, I hope the fires are put out. We are also in a part of the country in drought, but did get a little rain last weekend. It rained all day long on Saturday.



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No rain yet, Linda. I think it's only going to touch Baja California not our area. This is crazy. I called my sister who lives just half hour away from the fires in Oakhurst and one mile from Bass Lake. She said there's a lot of smoke but they are getting the fires out. Everything so dry here. Last winter we didn't have much of rain either. Sometimes I envy the flooded areas. Anyhow, going to be in the 100's again and start cooling by Thursday.
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I have maintained my weight, although I am unable to go to aqua fit because of my painful foot.

Are you getting rain, yet, Diane, from that hurricane?

We are finally cooler too, Suze! (Not the 50s tho!)

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Cats kept me up all night so starting week exhausted. It's gotten cool here - 50's! Lost weight!

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All of you are getting rain in one way or another. California is raging with wild fires and drought. There is a fire near where my sister lives just a mile away in Northern CA Bass Lake and Oakhurst (my parents are buried there). Hope they get it under control soon. We sorely need RAIN RAIN and more RAIN.

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I guess so, Pattie! emoticon

Suze, guess what pop up I got just now? Chanel!

Just took truck to have it detailed and dh took me to Schlotzsky's and back home. After all, it is his truck!

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Now this is weird......... I just made that last post and NOW all of your comments are here that I've been missing. What is this? The Twilight Zone ?? Lol
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My "Recent Message Board" keeps showing that ppl are posting I here but when I pull it up, all I see is my last post about my Sun Conure.....wth ?

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I am always trying new things.

Even though I still cannot exercise due to gout, I am doing chair exercises today, eating mostly fruit and veg and maintaining a positive attitude. This will not get me down! I do long to go back to aqua fit, I missed Friday and today.

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gout again! Hoping to find something to help, trying diet and what I can because I don't want to take another prescription drug!

We had a good rain yesterday, so welcome!

Nice Sunday today.

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Whew, I am over my blue meanies. We had rain late yesterday and it was overcast Today is a glorious fall day. Weekends pass too quickly. I have to do some work today and kids are coming over later for SS's birthday. I have made a chocolate cake and it will have chocolate mousse filling and go home with them!

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Red, Suze? Hmmm... not a fan for myself, but it looks good on others. I hope your old friend gets what he needs.
Diane, enjoy the movies. If you ever had diverticulitis, you wouldn't miss the popcorn. When I go I now get water!

Our day has been full. Went to a seminar for a product. Seems great! We might give the business a try. Then we went to lunch with all of them at Dave and Busters. Fun. Came home and napped.

It rained all day! Hooray! Of course, my hair is super curly now, but we needed this rain. I am wearing a long sleeved shirt because I am cold! Amazing.

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Did the laundry early this morning and vacuumed the apt. That's about it for me. Lol. The cats are fed, the bed is made and the dishes are done. Today my friend/sister/room mate Norma is coming back after spending a week with her parents. They are elderly so she goes 45-min drive at least once a month to help them out and get them to the doctor.
She wants to go to a movie today which I'm not always keen on because I hate smelling the popcorn! Too many carbs for me in that. Anyway I will go to the movie and endure being she is pretty good at supporting me by going to the gym often. It's going to be in the 100's degrees here in SoCal this weekend. Not good. We are in danger of fires throughout the state. Need a raindance or something. Have a great Saturday.
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We are all different. I am shooting for a 4 - 6 by year end! Went to the fall cosmetic trend show this morning at Lord & Taylor and the color is red. I won a NARS lipstick. Left in a funk. I had cancelled my makeover with Chanel, I already have foundation and skin stuff and didn't like the colors. Wouldn't have minded Clarins. I used the handicap sticker for the first time by myself to get parking I could cope with and used a cane. DH doesn't get why I am upset. Have to work hours this weekend and don't want to. Heard from the love of my life last night. We have been friends for over 30 years! He was one of the postal, postal workers. He has been on disability for years and years. He has gotten much worse and has had mini strokes and now has Parkinson's. They want him to go off disability and onto retirement early. He will get much less on retirement. He needs someone who is not a doctor or lawyer to testify on his behalf. It's me. I try hard not to live my life with regrets or what ifs but today it's hitting me hard

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I will be happy with 12 or 14. Just to shop in the misses section again!
Glad you got in the walking.

Suze, I think I was just having a brainstorm, but it could happen.

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
Today I did 40-min at the mall walking. My heel was hurting again. I really should go to the doctor although will probably give me painkillers. Anyhow, I contend with this problem every so often. GOOD NEWS! I am losing weight again!! I am eating smaller portions and cutting out all sugar, fruit and white stuffs. AND, I am drinking LOTS of water. Thanks be to the re-reading of Tory Johnson's book THE SHIFT. If she can do it, so can I. She had to deny herself things she would've loved to eat but then she would never have lost all that weight and fit into a size 6. Imagine?!
Now, I will never be a size 6. I will be happy with a 10 or 12.

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Great minds think alike! I am starting to blog about what I am doing and doing my own "book". The unfortunate thing is we really do have to take control and thank goodness for the internet which makes it easier.
Understand gout is terrible.
Tomorrow morning no aqua fit as I am going to a cosmetics trend show at Lord and taylor. Cancelled Chanel makeover though as I want a change and didn't like their fall colors,

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Suze, I am rethinking the vegan. My nutritionist has been no help and I have gout again. I can take amino acid supplements. For kidney patients, which I am, less protein is better. I am doing my own research and getting lists together. Meats contain purine which is a culprit in gout among other things. I am also supposed to eat low phosphorus. Maybe I will write my own cookbook to help people who have kidney problems but do not need dialysis! (kinda' kidding...) Kinda' down about having gout AGAIN! Couldn't go to aqua fit because of it. Also I am going out of town next Thursday through Saturday and have to be able to walk. Enough of my problems. Sorry.
9/11 was hard for all of us, but I can imagine harder still for those who witnessed it in person. emoticon We will never forget.
I was in the research study 12 hours yesterday, so was offline.

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Stayed home from work today as it is 9/11 and I am in NYC. Most times I do. I was there that day in midtown and it was very frightening. In order to go home I have to go to Grand Central, Times Square and Penn Station. With my mobility issues (can't run or be pushed) I decided today was not safe for me. 13 years ago I walked to Penn in 3 inch palomino suede pumps (I lust after shoes) Was blindsided today but should have expected it was when I went on FB someone from my high school had posted Glenn Wilkinson's photo. He was in my class and one of the fire captains. My best friend and I argued over who could go after him at our 10th reunion. She dated him a couple of times. Always makes me cry. So it was good not to be that way at work. Work is getting intense and political and I don't like it. Zumba tonight get it all out!

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Suze, I had written a blog back in November, I think, about Tory Johnson's new book. Perhaps you had read that blog. I needed a refresher course and since she got results I figured perhaps I might..WILL get them too.

Have a good day everyone.

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Diane, you are the one I have to thank for reading that book! I know someone here recommended it and I loved it. I know I don't have that kind of motivation but I should. Lind, vegan oriented but not complete. I worked with a woman who was and she had the best skin and I have a friend who was a vegetarian and then moved to vegan and she is luminous. Not doing it for my skin but apparently it's the way to go for autoimmune which is what I have so we'll see. Remembered I had downloaded SP Vegan cookbook awhile ago so am having another look

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My niece and her husband are vegan. It works for them but not a plan for me. I couldn't go to a restaurant like that..too many yummy choices.

I am re-reading Tory Johnson's book THE SHIFT and how in one year she lost a lot of weight: 80 lbs I think. She went low carb not going over 25 carbs in a day. And, she never ate sugar nor had a cheat day. You may see her on Deal's & Steals on Good Morning America. Anyway, I had forgotten some of the main points that she focused on. One thing I thought was interesting was the fact that at parties the thin women were that way because they worked at it. It didn't come natural. They ate small portions. I'm going to try the small portion thing and no "cheating" because my weight loss has stalled.
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Suze, we had the broth and the oil for 8 at the table. I cooked my stuff mostly in the broth. The spinach artichoke cheese was to die for and the turtle chocolate with strawberries was too! That $32 included gratuity.
Suze, the vegan did not work for me, I started getting ulcers or canker sores in my mouth. However, I know many people who do really well on the vegan. Turns out I needed the amino acids from meat. Now I eat chicken or fish and no red meat or turkey. (Never did eat pork, so not a problem there.) I still eat LOTS of veggies including a large green salad every day.

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Ah the melting pot. Kids gave us a gc for Christmas and DH LOVES it. We took the little nieces there this summer. Calorie counts are listed at least in NY as they are a chain. We do like cooking the stuff in broth. DH"s ex had great idea (must be her only one ever) order one entrée for two people. We did that with the little girls and even they couldn't finish dessert. The rice krispie squares rock.
Think we are around the same $32 each but ours is before tax and tip.
I am gradually moving to a more vegan type diet, it's supposed to be good for my issues.

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Oh that's good Linda. Occasionally is ok. I do it too sometimes.

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Most of the time I am eating healthy. This was a special night with my church friends. Thought I would try it.

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I don't go out to eat much and the reason is too many food choices that are really not good for the waistline. Not to mention also the portion sizes are enormous! Most restaurants serve a lot of carbs in the way of fried foods and sugary things ~which got me overweight in the first place. If I do eat out I mentally prepare what I will have before I go. Being I do low carb I will usually order a small steak with veggies or salmon or something of the sort. The mall is a big test for me when I go to walk because I pass the chocolate store with the many varied candy apples! At times, I have caved and had one. But I am most happy when I can remember all the hard work I am doing and say no to them.

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Suze, I hear everything in NYC is higher.

I ate with women from the church last night at The Melting Pot, a fondue place. I had never been. It was a food orgy! I will be working it off for days. The only thing I liked was the cheese and chocolate. I did not care for the meats or vegetables that you put in the oil or broth to cook and then dipped in the various little sauces. Plus we had only ONE waiter for 16 people and paid $32! I will probably never go back. Others loved it.

Of course, cheese and chocolate! Who knows how many calories we consumed???

Working on inheritance. It is hard, my 82 year old cousin who got me started on this is not a lot of help, but she is the one who told me about it, or I wouldn't even know. What's harder is that I come from the youngest line of the family and I am the youngest still of that line. Everyone is dead and I did not know my dad's family at all. I only met this cousin last year, she is from a family of 9. My family only had me and my brother, who has also passed away.

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Yes food is ridiculous. I am in Metro New York so.....
Linda I am starting on a health journey. We did find funny enough that the Odd Job by us has Bob's Red Mill stuff on discount and today it was an additional 30% off!! but you are right, cost compared to health.....
Forget fish in NYC - we laugh.
Saw strawberries this weekend for 4.99?!!!

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Yes, Diane, the price of everything is ridiculous! The only bargain I have found is e.l.f. makeup.
I try to eat organic and it is higher than the rest. I do it because the price you pay for your health is much higher.
I love halibut and it is now $25 a lb.!
Sorry about your mom, these things take time.

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Felt depressed for 2 days and just didn't want to go anywhere or do anything. I hate when that happens. Was thinking about my mom who passed in April. After a good cry (again) I do feel much better. Tears are a release.

Today I went to the mall by myself and did my 5-laps around. Many of the seniors were there also as they are on Mon Wed & Fri. Afterward went to VONS to do a little shopping. Does anyone else feel that even the sale prices on things are ridiculously high?? Celery is $1.79 and that was a sale! Imagine? I remember not too long ago it was below a dollar.

Dr Oz says farmed salmon is bad for you because the fish are cramped and eat their own wastes so we should eat wild salmon. Have you seen the prices on wild salmon??? The lowest I have seen is $14.00 lb. What are your thoughts on this? Just curious.

I really hope the minimum wage people who are picketing get what they ask for. The cost of living is squeezing us all.

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Yes, I remember the "old" Bobbie Brooks, Suze! You could get them at the nicer department stores.

Today has been lovely, my Sundays usually are.

DH has been great lately.

We went to the funeral of the young man who died yesterday. It was a military funeral, he was in the army for 25 years, although he was only 44. Sad. That is not enough living. He lived a good life, though, it sounded like. I did not know him personally, although I had met him. I know the wife pretty well.

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The"real" Bobbie Brooks went out of business I was one of the first lay offs. Name was sold to another company or to Walmart.
Very hot and muggy here. Went over SIL's last night under duress as FIL was leaving today and DH needed to say goodbye. FIL is 85 with macular degeneration but is driving to FL by himself today - figures he'll do 12 hours today and another 7 -8 tomorrow. Other SIL was there. DH didn't notice her probation ankle bracelet even though she was wearing short shorts. She's 14 months older than me. It's that kind of crowd :)
Got out in an hour and I hit Wendy's for a small caramel frostee bad but I needed the reinforcement!

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Suze, cool on the model thing. I was slim at one time but am a V shaped person. I could wear gathered skirts but no more!

Walmart and Bobbie Brooks, I purchased a few items. Walmart last year said they were cutting back on their pricing and not selling name brands (like Bobbie Brooks) any more.

Got in my aqua fit today. Gained 1/2 pound this week. Learned on IndyGirl's team that Cinnamon and Chromium 2000 supplements help with the sweet tooth. I am going to Walmart this afternoon to purchase some.

I saw the cooler weather on the news, everywhere but here. We are still in the 90's.

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I loved the Bobby Brooks brand of clothing! At one time WalMart sold that brand and they were really a great fit. I hated when they stopped selling and I could no longer find any. Why is it that when you are happy with something they discontinue it? Seems to happen to most things I like. Then they sometimes bring in an inferior product.

Hope everyone is doing well for a Friday. My roommate/sister/friend is on a roll. She's doing all the housework; changing the cat's litter box, sweeping the floor, doing the laundry. Okay, less I have to do, right? She gets like that although I rarely do. Lol.

Plan to go to the beach tomorrow and just hang out. We haven't been in a couple of years which is sad because we live so close to it.

The weather IS cooling off! Didn't need my fan last night and there is a hint of Fall in the air. Yay! It will be gladly welcomed...
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Culottes! And when I worked at Bobbie Brooks (remember them) and we called them gauchos!
I am fine and beyond busy at work.
And at BB they used to use me as unpaid fit model cause I have the pants prob - gap at the waist from my butt. Nothing to do with weight and all about shape. I was in my 20's then and like they used to say - real body. I was silly cause I had fit model measurements and that pay was $50 an hour and I was making(and pleased with it) $250 a week :)
Had long emergency call from gf on Wed about her upcoming eye surgery and then worked late last night. Another friend with medical issues coming over for lunch tomorrow. and I have to work this weekend! Trying to get in aqua fit - I need it.

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That is why I am not sure about the walmart jeans. I have a real problem with too much waist and not enough backside. emoticon

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Omgoodness. I have TOO MUCH rear..hips and thighs. But my stomach area is smaller as is my waist. That too makes it difficult to buy jeans because I need them big but then they gap at the waist in the back. Jeans are just a difficult type of pants I am led to believe. And, mine must be stretchy. Right now all types of jeans are on the store shelves for the Fall. And, in style this year is culottes; remember those?

Today I was tired. Been pushing the exercise quite a bit and I think it is catching up with me. Today I purchased some candles at Bath and Body Works. I had a coupon which helped. The fragrance I get every year is marshmellow fireside. Makes the home smell like candy or cooking marshmellows over a campfire would be more descriptive. I love the Fall; if only SoCal would cool down. May take until October.

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Suze, My goodness! Glad you didn't get hurt. Who ripped the signs out of the massage parlor? I am assuming it is not really a massage parlor?

Diane, I will check out Walmart. I don't have much of a rear, so jeans usually bag in the rear to fit my waist, and that is what I don't want. The jeans manufacturers need to know that all overweight women do not have large backsides!

Went to aqua fit. Good thing, because over this weekend I had gained 2 pounds, messing up my biggest loser.

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Linda you will be surprised at what WalMart has to offer in the way of jeans. I bought myself a pair of JMS (Just My Size) and they are lightweight and fit pretty good. I have yet to find the "perfect" pair but I really think they don't exist. Anyhow, thought I'd pass that on to you and you might check it out. Sometimes WalMart carries things we think they wouldn't and at reasonable prices. Let me know how it goes.

Got my flu shot so now my arm is really getting sore to raise. I know sleeping on my left side tonight will be impossible for a couple of days anyway. The pharmacist said it takes 2 weeks for the shot to take effect so stay away from anyone sick until then. Well, that's easier said than done, right? Anyhow, the past 3 years I haven't been sick with not even a cold!
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Inheritances are messy.A little bit unexpected to spend sounds great. I never made it to the office. as soon as I left the house around 5:30 a.m. warning lights went off and I had a flat again. turned around and had nail in my sidewall again. Filed a report with the precinct which is hilarious but not in which the massage parlor becomes the message store. Then pulling out of tire place, little old man hits my car, guys come running out DH is screaming and he finally says to the guy can't you hear and old man answers no I didn't turn on my hearing aids! Car is just scraped. come back home massage parlor signs ripped out of window. I am truly scared by the corruption. We have managed to get one security camera up and working. So you can imagine how me trying to work from home and DH trying to do this in 95 heat worked. Tomorrow is another day

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I just posted a thread about finding the perfect jeans. I cannot find jeans that fit me! I have an apple middle and more on top than bottom, so it is really discouraging. I tried Diane Gilman on QVC and I like them, but I have to iron them. I dislike ironing jeans. Plus, they have these huge elastic panels on the sides (not like an elastic waist pant). You should just be able to wear jeans straight from the dryer, in my opinion.

Might get some inheritance from great grandfather's land... working on it. It won't be a lot, but even if it is $100, it is worth the time for me and my brother's kids! The problem is there are a LOT of heirs by now.

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Yay on the wine Suze. So glad you had a nice vacation too.


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Well, I have been on vacation. And I had wine! Yum. but need to be careful as my mobility isn't good to begin with. Didn't finish glass at anniversary dinner and when DH said why? I could just picture being pulled over cause my foot doesn't work that well and smelling of wine? DH has been super this week on vacation. Finding it hard to think of going back. Oh well, it is what it is

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Too bad about beautiful Calif. Our area is the same. Our Highland lakes are way down, still.

I don't drink anything alcoholic at all, due to diabetes. I do eat sugar though... I try to hold it down.

Hope everyone's day has been good.

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Regrets are sometimes okay, Linda. Don't beat yourself up over them. It happens. Like YESTERDAY when I had one of three small apple turnovers. Wasn't even that good. Was doughie not flaky. I also had some skinny girl mojito. Just a wine glass size taste. Mmmm..pretty good. So many people drink those sugary margaritas out in restaurants. I don't. I know they are good because I've tried some but I rarely eat out. Too large of portions and alot of fried foods in heavy batter. Sounds good but oh so bad for you. Anyway, hope everyone enjoying the 1st day of September. Sure hope it cools off here in SoCal and we get some rain in this drought stricken state. Been a few years now without adequate rainfall. I was told by my sister in Northern CA that even the waterfalls of Yosemite have dried up!! Can you believe that?

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I ate fried foods yesterday. Regretting it today. I baked some chicken breasts and we will have a large salad with them later on.

Need new plug on vacuum cleaner. Maids might have been jerking it out of the wall? Don't know.

Enjoy your day of freedom, those who are working.

Suze, I hope you enjoyed your vacation and congrats on the treadmill. I got mine on Craigslist 6 years ago and it is still going strong. It was practically new.

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Glad to see you back Sheryl. Bummer on Austin City, Linda. Hope DH is better. Last day of my vacation. It's going to be so hard to get up tomorrow and I know I am going back into a massive amount of work. I did get to rest but somehow didn't get done what I thought I would. FIL is in town so yesterday DH and sons went to see him at SIL's. I didn't go as years ago she told me to get the f out of her house - she was drunk and high at the time but also when I was having the bad time with DH and needed help, she told me he was my family and she had her own so I have the least to do with her I can. We celebrated our 10th anniversary Sat. night. Very grateful! And I lost weight!
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I was thinking about you Sheryl! Glad you are back!

We did not go to the concert. Dh was not feeling well. It was a rough week for him. He is better today.

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Tonight is the Austin City Limits concert with Robert Earl Keen!

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When I put water aerobics in the fitness tracker, it burns almost 400 calories, much more than walking!
Suze, sorry about your leg. They make some lovely maxi's nowadays that can look professional with a nice jacket. Glad that you got some good walking in and got some new clothes.
I was going to skip aqua fit today, but glad I went. I feel better.
Yesterday was a LONG drawn out day at the research study. We laid around, talked and ate but it was 14 hours! We watched "chick flicks" too! I took books and magazines but never touched them. In the end I got a check for $406, so I guess it was worth it. They said that was the longest day we will have. There are two more 12 hour days and two one hour sessions and that is it.

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Happy Friday! emoticon

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Suze, so glad you are enjoying your vacation and getting the chance to buy new things and mall walk! I had almost forgotten how FUN it is to walk at the mall since joining a gym. As for the colonoscopy I don't envy you on that! I had one and in a few years I am due another. The worst part is the cleaning out and drinking that horrible fluid that tastes like ocean water. Oh well, it's the price we pay to stay healthy right?

Linda, thanks for sharing that about the aqua fit. The swimming is making me feel stronger and firmer but the weight is slow coming off. I know I have lost inches but I don't keep account of those. Unfortunately swimming gives me a huge appetite but I eat healthy things and not junk.

Have a good evening..gotta get my clothes now from the dryer. Tootles!

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Still on vacation. We had the loveliest day. DH thought it would be too hot and tiring for me to go to SOHO today. Plus I go into NYC everyday when I work. We went to outlet mall by us and walked and shopped. He said it's the best time we have had there in years. It wasn't crowded and we walked lots, close to 5000 steps. I didn't claw at him and was able to walk longer than usual without stopping. He encouraged me to spend more on dresses than I usually do but he's right - I am a woman of a certain age, I do make a good living and I want my VP title. That being said I did get leopard print skirt at Talbots and red capris - corporate only goes so far. :) Plus I hate how things look with my brace and tie shoes

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So glad aqua fit is working out, swimming too. I am looking forward to going back! Went to gastro today and everything seems to be ok, wants a colonscopy :( It's overdue. My vacation is going sooo fast. DH is being incredible. I found a diet, more a way of eating that should help me. It's fairly extreme and he announced tonight well rather than cook twice, he's in. My right leg is withering and he says we need to go to the gym for leg machines

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With aqua fit I have lost inches and my muscles are stronger. The weight is coming off slowly, but I thought I could not lose weight at all due to all the health issues. Muscle weighs more than fat, so I think that is what is happening. Swimming is an excellent exercise too, Diane!

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Linda so sorry about your face. You HAVE had your share of problems lately yet you keep moving ahead. I admire that of you.

Can you elaborate on what you mean by "telling a difference" with the aqua fit? I'm curious because a lady at the pool said the same thing. I don't go to aqua aerobics anymore thinking my regular swimming does just as good.

The pillow, afghan, books, tablet and magazine idea sounds like what I want to do TODAY.
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Great story, Diane! Keep walking!

I was getting my photos yesterday for the clinical study I am in and the medical assistant accidentally scratched my face! I am not too happy with it. I guess it will heal eventually. Plus where the biopsy was done is taking a long time to heal.

I did go to aqua fit today and can tell a difference. I won't be able to go Friday, too much happening.

I will be offline tomorrow because the study day starts at 5:30 am and is a 12 to 13 hour day!!! I am taking my pillow and afghan, books, tablet, magazines.

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So today was a rather interesting day. I went to walk at the mall and had planned to do 3 laps. There is a rather heavy man that does his walking too and I admire him for as often as I am there he is also walking. Today he said hello to my friend and I so I asked him in passing how many laps does he do. He told me 6! WOW! Now that is inspiring! Soooo, little does he know he inspired me to walk 5 laps rather than my usual 3. One person just sparks another!
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When I began aqua fit, I began to lose, proving that it is not what I was eating, either! I was eating pretty healthy for the most part.
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Even though I was logging everything I put in my mouth I was not seeing a change on the scale. I realized it wasn't what I was eating but I had slowed down on the number of days I was working out. Back up to 6 days. Now I plan on seeing some results.

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For in my 60's, I am getting there!

Today is PT and screening for the paid rosacea study I am in. Not looking forward to the 12 hour days (only 3), but am looking forward to the $$$.

I still have not started my business. It is too long a story...

What do you think of a weekly healthy habit challenge?

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Way to go, Suze and Linda on continuing to lose! By next summer we can all buy those teenie weenie polka dot bikini's!! Hahaha, it's a thought anyway. I am still in my one piece wondering where the time has went? Anyway, we are in the best shape of our lives and we will only get BETTER!!
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You guys are awesome with aqua fit! I didn't make it but I did walk over 10,000 steps. I am on vacation! And still losing! We went into NYC to the Met and saw the Garry Winogrand photo exhibit. Nice way to look back at a not too distant past. Exploring a new way of eating that might help my mobility. And Pattie we are definitely going into Soho and Birchbox!

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Even though I did not sleep well and did not want to, I went to aqua fit. All other things have cleared up! Still kinda' nursing the wound from the biopsy, thank goodness it was benign!

Hooray for losing a pound, Diane!

I lost 1/2, but will wait until Friday for the Biggest Loser weigh-in.

Have a great day everyone!

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emoticon Linda. I actually lost a lb when I weighed myself yesterday. Phew! Nothing more discouraging than doing the work and not seeing results. Well, I will keep on keeping on. What else can I do? Quitting is definitely not an option.

I hope Linda that you are feeling better today. Are you going to aqua fit this week?

Have a good week everyone. Spark on!

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Could be that you have gained muscle, Diane, that is a good thing! Only eating two candies is also a good thing.
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