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Hello friends,

I have a funny thing to share with you. I have this little fungus thingy growing in my ear, not down the canal just right inside and it itches me to death and now it is spreading to the rim of my ear on the top part. So I of course googled it and low and behold it's not that uncommon, thankfully I'm not all that weird !!! Anyway some people suggested an anit-fungal creme and I looked for some I thought I had here in the house. Well I did but it expired back in 2005, LOL - I used it anyway and it seemed to help but not for a long enough period to clear it up. So I broke down and stopped at Walgreens today at work and the pharmacist gave me an anti-fungal creme and said this should work fine.. Guess what it's called ????? JOCK ITCH CREME !!!!! When I got back to my desk and looked in the bag I thought I would roll on the floor laughing. I hope it works !!! emoticon emoticon

Gold sounds like this retirement thing might be working out for you huh. I know it's hard when you go out to eat but most every restaurant now has a healthy food selection section. You can still enjoy being treated to good healthy lunches just have to make a little more effort that's all. You can do it and still enjoy it. Have fun my friend.

Cat my neighbor's garden is really coming along but I don't see any tomatoes there yet either. But I'm sure it won't be long for them, everything is growing like weeds now.

Another good food day for me. I'm really digging these Atkin shakes. But I don't think I can afford to have them everyday. The cost for a pack of just 4 on sale was $5.21. I really just wanted them to have another breakfast option but I really like how they taste and fill me up. But I will be very interested to see if they have had any effect on my W/L this Sunday when I weigh in. I will just have to be very mindful of what I consume at our cookout on Saturday.
Really looking forward to getting my hair cut (reshaped from the haircut in April) on Friday.

As I sat down to SP tonight I got an IM from Al in Belize and he was having trouble with his keyboard so the next thing I knew the phone was ringing and it was him !!!! Such a treat to hear his voice from so far away but it's never for long enough. They really don't have phone lines way out in the jungle but they do have cellular that they have to use phone cards with.so we can never chat for long. He just wanted to tell me why I haven't heard from him on line or FB in almost 3 weeks because ants got in his computer and they had to have it cleaned out and taken care of. And now the letters N and B are not working at all so I would just have to try and understand whatever he types. OMG it's hard enough as it is cause he can't spell anything right now. So it's gonna be tough going, LOL but I'll manage.. My tablet is charging now so I hope to catch up with him later.

Well I guess I should go put Dusky to bed and finish with my SP and get settled in for the evening. Just one m,ore work day and then it's time off for 4 days. Hope tomorrow flies by.

Enjoy the evening friends and be sure to get your rest. Sweet dreams. emoticon

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7/1/15 11:56 A

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wow Carol, goes to show how different our climates are. Our tomatoes are still in the flowering stage and we're lucky to get them in September. The season starts so late here. Gold good luck making healthy choices at lunch! let's all make great choices! Remember the old saying, a moment on the lips, forever on the hips :-(

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Good morning all, I hate to make this short but I have to rush off and meet with the client in a half hour. There is a nice thing about giving up my office, I am frequently meeting with clients in places like Perkins, Baker Square, pizza joint and those nice clients want to buy me a meal. Now I just have to figure out how to keep those meals healthy.

Have a great day everybody, let's try to make the month of July proud.

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Good 1st day of July morning friends,

With all this rain everywhere sounds like the gardens all over are plentiful !!! That's a good thing, hope produce prices are reflecting that as well.

Cat you should be very proud of your weight loss accomplishments and how healthy you have become, and it just keeps getting better from here !!!

I hope everyone is ready to start this new month off with motivation and commitment to make better choices in all we do to keep on track to live healthier everyday. We've come a long way and we don't want to walk backwards as a lifestyle. Moving ahead each day is the way we want to go. so let's just do it team !!! Staying focused, staying committed and staying strong TOGETHER !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/1/15 5:44 A

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Good morning..

Very hot here. My garden is doing well. I picked 10 cucumbers last night and am getting lots of tomatoes. I am going to make a big batch of salsa. I have also been getting jalapenos (no heat jalapenos)....can't take the heat anymore. LOL

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Wow! Where has the week gone and I've been m.i.a.

All day something was nagging at me and finallyt it occurred to me when I looked at the calendar that when I was 19 I had a big wedding on June 30th! My first time. seems like it happened to an other person. A 117 pound person with young joints and lots of energy. Thank God for the memory. Don't despair Gold the bus runs every day all day so you have lots more opportunities lol. Hi Cheryl where abouts do you guys tube around here?

I'm super tired but have been very strict with my diet this week. I am having severe withdrawals from sweets. I'm at that phase of weaning when nothing takes the place of sugar and chocolate. This too shall pass. Right?

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Evening everyone,

Just popping in before June comes to an end. Nothing really to report in about just wanted to see what posts were here.

Cheryl I'm sure you will your Mom but it's always good when company leaves and our routines get back to normal isn't it? Glad to hear your weather is cooperating in the PNW.

We did not get the rain expected today as a matter of fact the sun came out and it was humid but not stifling. MD weather ??? you just never really know what to expect !!!

Gold I hope the rest of your day was pleasant and enjoyable. I wish I could share in those upcoming tomatoes but I think my neighbor will be offering as well. He's already given me cucumbers and lettuce. What a good idea to move the waste basket for the extra steps !!! Hope the extra PT helps with the pain as well hon.

Good night June see ya next year.

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Hello, it has been a long and unusual day today and it's only half over. I was in Family Court today getting an Order for Protection for a person under guardianship. I didn't get to take a bus as the guardian picked me up and drove me to the court. Little did she know I was excited about taking public transportation.

Yesterday I got fresh peas and zucchini from my garden. they were yummy. It looks like in a few weeks I will have baskets full of tomatoes.

In the kitchen we had a wastebasket right next to the kitchen counter. My son-in-law moved the wastebasket away from the kitchen counter and across the room, it is helped me put in at least 500 more steps a day.

I am being sent back to physical therapy so I can walk without limping from the pain in my hips. I hate physical therapy but I like walking so hopefully it will be a good exchange.

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Got mom off to the airport this morning so now it'll be just me and Terri in the house with our "boys." Looking forward to getting back to our regular routine with food and exercise.

The weather is really warm and should be very pleasant for the 4th of July holiday. We plan on doing more work around the house and may go tubing one day since the weather is so inviting and we deserve a break from house/family.

Hope everyone is having fun! Take care and be safe.
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Good Tuesday morning friends,

The rain starts here today for the next few days, just hope it will be nicer by Friday and for the holiday weekend. Went to dinner with work friends last night and had a good all around food day yesterday, still slackin' on those steps. Seems I've lost my step momentum and need to find it again.

Well not much else to share maybe today will bring something interesting to share tonight.

Have a TERRIFIC day today and do your best in all you do and of course be kind to others.

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Good morning....

Wowsa..is it hot! Im waiting for some relief..its coming in a day or two!

All is good here. .going to the gym after work. Had a dental appt yesterday. I had to get an old filling replaced. Sure glad i have excellent dental insurance..that cost a few dollars!! LOL

Have a great day!

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Gonna make it a good one...have a great week PLOF!
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DG, I've decided to pass on weighing in this week. I'll be there next week.

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Good morning everyone:

I have a busy week coming up. I have a doctors appointment today, court tomorrow morning, a long meeting with the client on Wednesday and then preparations for the holiday weekend. There is a big parade that goes right past my daughter's group home on 4 July so we will go there and watch that. But then the rest the time will be cookouts at home, and fun activities for family members.

It's kinda weird when you get to be my age that one thing a day seems to fill your calendar. I'm excited because tomorrow I get to experience public transportation again. I don't know how the regular downtown buses look inside but the bus i take from Apple Valley to Minneapolis is truly comfortable and nice.

I hope everybody had a grand weekend and you all are ready for the week ahead.



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Good Monday morning friends,

WOW it's a perfect day here today, sunny, temps in the low 80s and NO humidity !!! I am so looking forward to this short week, then the 4 day holiday weekend and then another short week !!! In addition to that I will go in an hour early 2 days this week for extra in the next pay check !!!
Tonight I am going out to dinner with Linda and Fumiko, we do not get to see as much of Fumiko since the Auxiliary is no longer at the hospital and we really miss her. I've invited her and Linda both to our 4th celebrations on Saturday here at the house.

Sorry friends but today is one of the hour early mornings so I have to run along.

Hope everyone has a great MINDFUL Monday being kind to others and make MINDFUL healthy choices !!!

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Good morning....

The heat is back this week...upper 90's. Just hanging in and looking forward to the holiday weekend.

My niece and her children are flying in from Florida. Haven't seen them them since Christmas. We have family parties on Friday and Sunday and the city festivities on the 4th. I may have to go out looking for turtles later this week. The kids always need turtles for the turtle races!

Have a great week...stay cool!


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Good Sunday morning Awesome PLOF friends;

Nothing much to share since my last post last night so will just wish everyone a good healthy day doing what makes you smile and feel good.

I may run to the grocery store to pick up frozen mixed veggies and Cherrios (for Dusky), eggs and some meat. I've been craving red meat this week. But it all depends on how I feel Sunday is my lay low day but the sun is trying to come out some we shall see where I end up, LOL.
One thing for sure is I'll be popping back in here at some point.

TTFN friends

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Good morning....

Getting ready to head to the gym. The weather is beautiful here. I worked in the yard yesterday as it was in the 80's, had a nice breeze and few clouds to block the sun. Mowing didnt seem quite so bad.

Today I will be making doggie biscuits for the kiddos and just chilling. Its a short week then I have a 4 day weekend. I'm sure looking forward to that!

Have a great day!

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Evening friends,

Boy we really got a lot of rain today hopefully it is done even if for just a day tomorrow. I ended up going out with my bro and SIL to get steamed crabs late this afternoon. OMG, they were so goooood !!! First of the season for both of us and they were fat with meat too. We had 1 1/2 dozen and eat every one !!! As well as an order (10) of buffalo wings, so delish. After that we made a trip to Target and I bought some Atkins shakes to give a try for breakfast next week. My SIL says she tried them and they really keep her full so I thought I would give them a try. We'll see.

Thank you Cat for the kind words and compliments. There is a pic of me with Rodney at the 310 weight in my photos .... warning, it ain't pretty !!! Sounds like you are enjoying a very peaceful day with plenty of good healthy free foods. I got some good produce at the farm market earlier this morning and will def be enjoying some of them tomorrow.

Gold sounds like you really enjoyed your bus ride/adventure yesterday, I'm so glad that it was a safe and enjoyable trip and one that you would consider doing again. I can't say the same for Baltimore's public transportation, guess I shouldn't say really as I haven't been on a bus since high school and it wasn't nice then !!!! Guess there's a chance it could be better now.

Well I'm a bit tired now so will wish everyone a night of pleasant and sweet dreams.

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Wow Gold, Minneapolis rocks with public transit sounds like. Our Seattle buses are nowhere near as glamorous. Speaking of busses yesterday was my day 1 back on the bus since March 16. No boot and no scooter either. Nice to walk on the first day of the new gay reality!!! As soon as I sat down the Willie Nelson song sprang to mind -- On the bus again, Oh it's great to be back on the bus again....etc. Love being able to read, catch upon the news and posts, and daydream looking out the window and not having to pay attention to the traffic craziness one bit.

Debigene - I am SO PROUD OF YOU and all your hard work. I didn't know you at your heaviest and don't thing I was even aware how far you had come, you had already reached your goal when I started here. I know having a positive attitude is half the battle and who does that better than you??? And how lucky are the rest of PLOF to have you here with us?
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Today, I'm chillin out with darkened house and fans and keeping a low profile. A friend gave me her weekly shipment of veggies and fruits from a local farm as she is - get this - kayaking around glaciers in Alaska, so missed her delivery. Wow, so much beautiful stuff. Between, steaming, using the nutribullet and just eating raw it's been awesome. All organic too! Really was a gift and kick in the pants towards banning sugar again just when I needed it. Thank you Universe.

So is anyone out celebrating this weekend? Cheryl, I bet you and Terri are doing the parade? I feel like I"m really missing something this year not being able to participate in festivities because of mobility limitations but such is life. I had been hoping to march with the UW contingency at least part way. But, we have a heat warning so not sorry to miss a heat stroke waiting with a million people for the 3 hour long parade to finish. It's going to be crazy fun though and I'm sure the party started in full swing early yesterday.

One of my straight friends said yesterday -- - what is it about gay people, you guys throw the best parties!!!
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Have a great day. I know I will as my daughter is returning home after 27 days out east. I've missed her.
Yesterday bus ride was quite a treat. Boy, buses have changed. They have lights and fans overhead each seat. Nicely cushioned seat that lean back. It's more like airplane travel then public transportation. I will do this again and a lot cheaper than parking, At one point, everyone I could see was busy on their smartphones or on their tablets.

It was a wonderful day to feel the joy caused by the Supreme decision.


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Good morning and happy weekend to all my PLOF friends;

After yesterday's long awaited accomplishment in our country I feel like it's the start of a whole new year !!!

Today is my 1000th day on SP, I am so pleased with my commitment to be here everyday to work at living a healthier life. Logging in and being a part of this FANTASTIC team and making such WONDERFUL friends has truly been my motivation and inspiration to keep doing it everyday. I may not be on track everyday but my mind still thinks healthy 90% of the time. For me that's 100% more that I did at 310 lbs in 2010 !!! So thank you all for being a big part of my success. I love you in so many ways.

It's a rainy morning here and is suppose to be all day but I am heading out later to go to a produce farm market with my bro and then lunch together. I also want to get my oil changed and who knows what else I may find myself doing. So off I go feeling on top of the world !!!

I hope your day is full of all good things, healthy choices and surrounded with love.

TTFN


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Good morning.....

It was indeed a wonderful day to be sn American. ..its been a long time coming! I am thrilled for all the loving couples that have not have the chance to be married in their state. For me...now Linda and I can file STATE income tax jointly. Crazy we could file federal but not state. There are a lot of other rights we were still denied here. We can change our name on our drivers license if we want to among other things. How does Carol Funke-Poe sound LOL.

Have a good day...I'm off to work. I accidently left my Sparktracker at home yesterday for the first time and probably lost 12,000 steps. Oh well.. .i did them and thats most important!


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IT's finally happened in our life time friends !!! Alleluia !!! What a glorious GAY DAY !!!

It was breaking news while I was still at home this morning around 10ish, I was joyous and it set my mood for the day. I am so happy to share this day with all my PLOF friends. It is historic and I will always remember it and you will be part of that memory. JUNE 26th, GAY DAY forever.

I know you all had a good day now; let us rejoice and be glad !!!

Hope your evening is just as fulfilled.



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Indeed, Cat! "It is so ordered." So grateful to all the people who had to work so hard to pave a path for the rest of us.

"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth

Circuit is reversed.

It is so ordered."

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Thank You SCOTUS! Marriage for all. Carol you and Linda are legal in all 50 states now. Imagine that :-)
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TGIF friends !!!

Looks like a cloudy cool day here today with on a slight chance of showers but tomorrow is expected to be a steady rain all day, oh well it is what it is right?

Gold do be safe and enjoy the ride. I'm sure there will be a tale to tell in this adventure, have fun!!!

Not much else to share this morning so I'll see how the day goes and stop back in tonight.

Have a great healthy fit day making all the best choices available to you. Keep smiling and stay positive ladies.

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Hey Team, It's 5:30 in the morning and I'm up early for an adventure. I'm taking a bus to downtown Minneapolis to go to an 8:00 class. It will be the first time I've taken a bus in about 40 years. Like I said, an adventure in the making. The other day Idrove downtown and it cost $8.00 to park for less than an hour.
I'm cheap, but parking a whole day. I'd have to refinance.

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Good morning. ...

Running late....storming here. Its past me now but I wasnt able to get on the internet till just now. This is not good for the wheat harvest. It poured rain and will take days for the fields to dry. They were in full swing...a rain delay is not good. BUT it is cooler...yay for that.

Have a great Friday. Im going to the gym after work!

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Boyoboy...what an end to my day! Fire at the last minute.

On a happy note - My boss can't go to the women's basketball (Seattle Storm) this evening and is passing her tickets along to me. Yay! Taking mom and I might just splurge and have a hot dog and beer tonight.

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Evening team;

A good day food wise but still not getting enough steps tho'. The humidity was another killer today , and the rain my stay a little south of us so we may not get the brunt of it tonight and tomorrow. Saturday is gonna be a brutal rainy day but they say Sunday will improve. I'll just play each day by ear, by not planning.

I want to wish all you wonderful lesbian friends a Happy month of Pride as well. I don't think of it much as I really don't have lesbian or gay friends anymore here. Except for Donna and Carol and we never do anything in the gay community together. Nor do I alone. In my younger days I had lots of friends and when my boys Al and Ron left for Belize I pretty much stopped going to the city for the gay events and bars. At this stage of my life I am just comfortable and content with the people in my life at this point. But I sure do wish I could meet up with all my PLOF friends. I am so thankful to know each of you and cherish our friendship.

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Thanks again all for the birthday wishes! It was pretty low key falling in the middle of the week, but we'll go out to dinner this weekend.

Carol, good advice in this hot weather - stay hydrated folks! emoticon

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Good morning friends;

Carol that's great that your weather is improving , enjoy it while you got it. Good to hear that work is settling down for you as well.

Gold I can appreciate the big downsize as that's what I did when I moved from the 3 bedroom house upstairs down to the basement in a 1 bedroom apartment. But def not the size of 1 big room. I too love my space and glad I made the decision I did.

Cat not too sure I would like the restaurant you described but I would give it a chance, it does sound interesting. I'm adventurous enough to try all kinds of new things.

Cheryl how was the birthday yesterday?

Darn, looks like we might be getting more rain later today and for the weekend. Yesterday the rest of the week looked so good; it always amazes me how quickly the weather can change. I am not sure if I will be driving to the beach for the day on Saturday yet but if the weather report is accurate for rain I am sure I won't be going. I want to go to a local farm that sells produce a co-worker told me about this weekend. What's everyone else have on your plate for the weekend?

Ok team let's get thru this day being thankful for all the goodness in our lives as well as the challenges that are placed before us to learn from and get thru. Keep smiling team and be kind to others.

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Good morning....

Cheryl...hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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Last day of the heat...yuk. Thank goodness we are looking at cooler weather this weekend.

Not a lot going on....work is good. Overtime is voluntary now...I'm working 9 hour days and six this Saturday. Thats not too bad....maybe I'll cut it out altogether after the holiday.

Have a great day...stay hydrated!!

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Happy Birthday Cheryl!!!
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Gold, going from 17 to 1 room is quite an accomplishment. I'm thinking you are now surrounded by walls of boxes though? It must be a good size room :-)

My massage therapy appointment yesterday was awesome. It hurt so good as they say. Afterwards I treated Seiko who drove me to dinner at Tengu sushi. It's one of my fave restaurants, healthy and economical. It's the Tokyo style conveyer belt where you grab items as they move by you and then are charged by counting the colors of plates your selections came on. Had to have a bottle of hot sake as well. I love the food - it's filling but not heavy. You have to be OK with raw fish though.

I received the paperwork today that resolves my accident case. Just need to have it notarized and sent back to my lawyer. I should receive a check within 10 days. Whoopee!!!

I'm very grateful for all the blessings in my life. All of you included. Thanks for being here.
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Hello my friends, did everyone have a good day???

I see Cheryl was working on it this morning. I had breakfast at Denny's on my birthday Cheryl so you go right ahead and enjoy your evening at Denny's. Any other birthday plans in store?

We have a mini Starbucks bar at the hospital I will see ifg they have that coffee you mentioned there tomorrow as a treat. If they do I wonder if they can make it into a frappiccino? To hot for coffee after 11am for me.

I had an egg mug with some bacon cut up in it and some RF cheese and 1/2 a sandwich thin cut up in pieces. I love those things and only takes 1 1/2 minutes to cook. 1/2 a grapefruit and a banana. Lunch snacks were olive hummus, raw sugar snap peas, cucumbers and sweet peppers cut up. Fruit was 2 small peaches cut up and blueberries. Dinner tonight was a lean cuisine pizza that I added chicken and mushrooms and a little more RF cheese. I also had a chopped salad that I bought from TJ on Saturday. That chopped salad from TJ is really good it has all kinds of veggies chopped up and you can do whatever you want with it. The is no lettuce in this salad so you can add it to your greens if you like, or soup or whatever really. I just out some in a small container add 2 tables spoons of my fav salad dressing and cover it over night to let it marinade. Then enjoy it the next day. It's quite yummy. Tonight I added some dried blueberries to it. mmm mmm !!!

Well need to call my middle bro and chat with him a bit and then settle in for the evening. So glad the weekend is just 2 days away.

Enjoy the evening ladies.

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Good morning everyone! Thanks for the birthday wishes. emoticon I always enjoy this day and am happy to have my mom here to share it with.

I'm drinking my non-fat, sugar free vanilla venti latte FREE on your birthday drink from Starbucks and I got a 350 calorie muffin to go with it! I want to go to Denny's tonight for my free meal, too. I had to twist some arms because no one wanted to go to Denny's tonight, but I want to do my birthday dinner this weekend.

Even though I haven't been to the gym in over a week, I'm still aiming to get my steps in and make good food choices.

Take care and have a great day!
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Good Morning PLOF women.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL!

I am finally getting a handle on my bedroom mess. I live in one room. Moving from my 17 room house to my daughter took some downsizing. But closing my office and bringing information on over 4000 clients to my room took almost more than I could handle. I think of my room as my tiny house. I love it. Now I want a she shed too.

I hope everyone has a great day. Peggy it is nice to see you here once in awhile. THANKS

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Good morning and Happy Hump Day friends !!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU CHERYL !!!! Have a great day !!!

Looks like our big storm last night brought us a perfect day today !!! May even carry into the weekend, YAY !!!

Carol I hope you can hold the sinus infection at bay sine you have the meds on hand. Good luck with that. Try to take it easy if possible.

Let's all try to make today a perfectly healthy day day with good food choices and as many steps as possible in our world. Just truly do the best we can to make this a WONDERFUL Wednesday !!!.

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Good morning...

The weather is still hot but I think it breaks a bit tomorrow thru the weekend. It drops about 10 degrees and there is a chance of rain. I did get mowing done. I did half on Mon and half yesterday...that seems to work pretty good but is still quite a workout.

Oh...my sinuses are starting to act up. Ive got my typical sinus headache, stuffiness and sore throat. I got the meds going already and hopefully that will keep them from getting out of hand. Its pretty miserable in this heat.

Have a great day!!

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Evening friends;

Sorry about this morning. It was so humid and hot here today I was glad to be at work but a storm was def brewing !!! I stop at the store on the way home to buy a watermelon that was on sale (last day) but they were out of them so I got a rain check for tomorrow. They also had 15 count shrimp on sale for $7.99 they are huge, so I got a lb for me and a lb for my bro. Anyway I prayed that I would beat the storm home and thankfully I did. I fixed a Trader Joe's Turkey burger with sauteed mushrooms and guacamole, oven fries, and a yummy salad for dinner and as I sat to eat the heavens opened up. Bursting with thunder and lightning, wind and heavy rains. It was so dark out I had the flashlight handy !!! I was so glad we didn't lose power this time, I thought for sure we would. It is still raining now off and on. Just hope it cools things off a bit.
I had a good food day with all healthy choices but once again steps are short. And got an extra hour in toward next pay period and will get 2 more next week as well.

Cat your food choices today sounded quite yummy and hope your lunch turns out to be worth ordering from them again. I bet it's delicious !! Aahhh a message sounds lovely, relax end enjoy it my friend. I'm sure those tootsies looked fabulous now !!!

Cheryl do you have any plans for your birthday tomorrow? Make it count girl they are all important no matter what the number !!!! Whatever you do just enjoy the day cause it's YOUR day !!!

Gold did you work today?

Carol did your weather settle any yet?

Jay and Susan where are you two ???

Well time to go do dishes and settle in for the evening. Hope you all get plenty of rest for a new day tomorrow. Not only is it Hump Day but it's also the last Wednesday in June !!! Where has the month gone????

Sweet dreams ladies.

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It's Terrific Tuesday everyone!
And a beautiful sunny day here in Seattle. Low 70's with a delightful breeze. Can't beat it.
Working at home definitely has it's perks (like having a window in my office!). Later today having a massage therapy appointment. Can't wait to work out some of the kinks. Even painted my toenails in honor of baring my foot in public. Scars et al look pretty good. Just a bit of swelling and redness in the foot overall but so much better. Using the scooter and boot less and less. Time does heal all wounds!!!

A bit of smoked salmon and a fruit salad for lunch. Later I have peppered halibut and garlic noodles with a snow pea salad from Munchery - an online meal ordering site with local chefs delivered the same day. I received a gift certificate while I was off work and decided to try it. Much more interesting and healthy than usual delivery meals and the prices are about the same or less than a meal out. Pretty cool for us shut ins!

Keep cool out there everyone!
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Good morning friends;

Sorry but just a quick stop by as I have to go in an hour early today. So just wanted to wish you all a TERRIFIC Tuesday and hope I find creative ways to stay cool and hydrated today. It's gonna be a scorcher out there. Do your best to make healthy choices in all you do with a smile on your face while you are being kind to others.

Looks like someone has a birthday tomorrow !!!!

TTFN

ps ............ I do not think biking naked would be any cooler either. If I was younger I'd be tempted to give it a try.

Chat later friends

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Good morning....

Oh my goodness...I hate this weather. I am not a summer lover...give me Spring or Fall. If I didn't have to go outdoors I'd be okay! No relief in sight!

Work is going quite well...have you noticed not so much complaining lately? LOL. I like making more money to do a job I like doing and is not stressful...go figure. I'm looking forward to the 4th of July...it'll be a 4 day weekend for me!

Thats about it for me...naked bicycling? Hmmm...i think I'll pass 😊



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Sorry about Jill's aunt also. Even if you believe that life goes on, just in another form, it's SO difficult for those left behind.

I haven't weighted in a while, but have mostly been under goal.

Exercising more, too, even though walking was with a cane. I decided to give that up and just walk slower as the knee hasn't collapsed on me recently.

Am reconsidering the surgery. A SP friend of mine had it done, and it was awful for her.

Wonder how they have the nerve to bike naked! Don't see any women...darn!

We all seem to be having rain, but at least it is warmer. Sometimes too warm with all the humidity.

Monday is done, but everyone have a great week. emoticon


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Yes. But their naughty bits are supposed to be painted. Although some are not.

He's the one on the right.

If you google Fremont Solstice Parade naked bike riders you can find more be you so inclined although some may be from past years.

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Were they really naked?

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Marvelous Monday everyone.

Scale was down yesterday, not as much as I hoped though. Will keep at it, I think cutting out sugar again should continue to get me down. Losing 10 lbs doesn't seem like it should be as hard as it is but at this age I think my body has just decided this is where it belongs!!

I saw Spy Cheryl. Never would I volunteer to see any of the Jurassic Park movies after seeing the first one. Too scary for me as I am a total wimp when it comes to giant creatures with a ravenous appetite for humans lol!!!

Turned out that Joe DID do the naked painted bicycle ride on Saturday. Guess it's fun to say one has done that. Very liberating I'm sure!! There were 1000+ participating in that part of the parade.

Keep up the good work everyone!



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Good Monday morning PLOF...headed in the right direction to start my week off.

Cat, very sorry to hear about Jill's aunt passing. Will keep her and her family in my thoughts for strength and comfort during this sad time.

Saw Jurassic World yesterday and I'm not sure if Cat posted this or not, but went to see it at the newly renovated Cinerama and was really impressed. Very comfortable place to see a movie, but I may have loved the chocolate popcorn a little too much. Other than that, we didn't do too bad on food for the day. And it was fun for the three of us to get out of the house for a bit.

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Down pour here,only about 70 degrees, so it is okay.

Sad about your neighbor Debigene. On occasion, in the past I would have to represent hoarder in the probate Court. It always appeared to me that the first thing they lose is their sense of smell and their bathroom. It was even worse if they had cats.

I have Court today. I think I'm looking forward to it.

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Good Monday morning friends;

Thanks Carol I really didn't know her, never seem her except in passing to even have a conversation with her after all these years, sad indeed.

Yeah it's gonna be hot here again today and tomorrow with more humidity. I need to get my mind wrapped around getting more steps in, for some reason I've really slacked off and this past week I had the lowest since February !!! Shame on me. Food choices are still on target so that's a good thing. I'll just have to work harder and STEP it up !!!! emoticon emoticon

Let's all start this week off on a better note staying MINDFUL of all the right things we need to do to make this day a step in the right direction to live healthier. WE CAN DO IT ladies !!! Staying strong together all the way. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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Good morning....

DG....sad story about your neighbor. I've never known anyone that was a hoarder but I have seen the shows on TV. Its quite a devastating condition....tragic.

Oh yes...The heat is stifling here . Its not just the heat but the humidity too. Better to stay indoors and hydrated for sure.

Have a great week ladies!

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It's a bright perfect Sunday morning here. You can even smell the fresh cut grass. It is around 69 degrees, so very comfortable.
Please tell Jill, I'm sending prayer's to her, Aunt Alice and all of the family.
I am kid less this morning, feels weird. We have 3 year old Durzo for about 10 days, and Alyssa (15) for a couple of weeks. Alyssa looks after me and helps around the house so it's always great having her around. Durzo is a cute curly red head who loves his great grandma and thinks her sleep number bed is a wild carnival ride.I love the magic world of 3 year olds.

My weight has been all over the place this week. I don't know what's going on, On Friday I weighed 174.6, on Saturday I was 183. Now I know I can eat a lot, but geez. I was a loving the loss while it was going on.

Have a great restful Sunday. My next week is very hectic. I think I may be back working again.


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Good morning friends and a beautiful blessed day to all.

I heard some very sad news yesterday about one of our neighbors. I was on my way to Trader Joes when my good neighbor Joe told me about a lady that lives 2 doors down from me was found dead in her home the day before. She was a hoarder and very rarely was seen and I did notice that her car had not been moved for at least 2 weeks. Every morning as I rode pass her house I'd look at that car full of stuff and her home a complete wreck with blinds stained and smashed to her windows and wonder if I should stop by the police or fire dept and advise them of the fire hazard the home is. Well it is my understanding that she has a bro in WA and he had been trying to reach her by phone and eventually called the police. Joe told me they had to break thru the back of the house to get in and it was completely full of what looked like garbage from the floor to ceiling !!!! Many police and fire and haz mat people where there all day clearing enough stuff out of the way to just get her out of the house. Looks like that house may just have to be completely removed. She was found in a chair, Lord knows how long. She didn't have any other living relatives that ever visited her and 2 other neighbors always mowed her lawn, She was rarely ever seen, except going and coming from work. So sad, so sad.

After the store I did not go out it was just too stifling out there to breathe so I stayed in made a healthy version of mac and cheese, did some chores and entertained Dusky. The storm came in around 8pm last night and was def a violent one !!! But looks like it has passed now and the sun is coming out. I will get laundry done after breakfast and venture out today.

Cat the parade sounds like a hoot to say the least, I would be there for sure. We don't do anything in this state that I'm familiar with to recognize Summer Solstice just Father's Day. I've hear some people having parties for the Winter Solstice tho'. So sad to hear about Jill's aunt and will keep my thoughts with her today. Please let her know I will offer prayers for her and the family.

Carol be weary of the heat index and stay cool hon, enjoy a restful day inside with Linda.

Ok that's all for me right now, I need to get to the W/L chart and post and then I am treating myself to some homemade healthy strawberry pancakes for breakfast.

Have a great Sunday my friends.

�Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.� - William Arthur Ward

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Good morning....

Up early and headed to the gym. I want to get there early and home before the heat of the day! It's going to be around 100 degrees.

Cheryl. ..sorry to hear about Jill's aunt. My condelences...i will be thinking about the family and sending prayers!

Have a great day ladies...lets make good healthy choices!

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Well, it's almost summer - hahaha! Tomorrow is the solstice and here in Seattle that means the annual solstice parade and fair which features hundreds (maybe .thousands) of naked painted bike riders leading off the parade. It's quite a sight! Can't attend this year (the fair, not the bike ride of course) but Joe is going today and will tell me all about it. The parade is unique and has sort of a medieval druid flair. No motorized vehicles, no animals and no signs with words. Very refreshing and creative.

Debigene, shame about the women's auxiliary league going away. They definitely have a niche to fill with all they do for patients. And voluntarily too. We still have one at the UW Med Center but it's called something else now.

I too weigh first thing in the morning several times per week. Today the scale had moved down 1 lb. Yay! No oatmeal today but 1 serving of grape-nuts, blueberries, coffee and milk. Grape-nuts are just about the only cereal I eat other than oatmeal. It is the only boxed cereal I have found that has NO added sugar, low calorie, a good amount of protein, lots of fibre and I've always loved the crunch.

Made a crockpot of pulled pork yesterday. One of the kids will most likely stop by later to help me eat some.

My thoughts are with Jill today. Her aunt Mary Alice passed away on Wednesday. She took a big part in helping Jill's mom raise her and her sibs after Jill's dad passed away at a very young age.

Take care, and Happy Pride!!!
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Good weekend morning to the best women I know !!!

I had a nice evening out with Karen last night and I only had 2 margaritas and a farm fresh veggie quesadilla. It was huge and I only ate 1/2. I admit to chips and salsa and cheese dip too.
We walked around the mall a bit too to get some extra steps in and also parked far away from the entrance.

Cheryl I usually do the same and I get on the scale 1st thing in the morning. I remember reading here on SP that it is your truest weight so I stick with what that says. After last night the scale jumped a bit this morning so I will see what tomorrow brings.

I have a few errands I want to do today and some in the house chores. as well. It looks like it will be a hot, humid and rainy weekend so I guess I should take advantage of having to stay indoors for the most part and do what needs to be done and avoid the outside. Hey atleast it's 2 days off work, right !!!

Carol glad you did treat yourself and took care of necessities as well. Glad you got that mowing done yesterday smart move with the heat that's coming you r way. Stay hydrated and as cool as possible.

I will stop in and out as the weekend goes along friends. Have a good healthy day and make yourself happy.

�Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.� - William Arthur Ward

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Good morning....

DG...oh a cruise would be nice wouldnt it? LOL. I paid bills with the extra money. But I did go shopping and bought some new summer clothes. I needed them.

It is so hot here!! I mowed yesterday evening...second time this week. It was only 90 yesterday but near 100s today and the next several days. With all this rain the grass is growing so fast! ! Yuk!

Well...headed to work for a few hours!! Have a great weekend!


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Gotta get in while I can, things are going to heat up today and early next week here at work.

DG, I think you should use your numbers today for Sunday's weigh-in (unless Sunday's are better). emoticon I weigh myself several times starting at the end of the week and take my best weigh-in - especially if I have plans to be out and about eating more salt, etc. I was really happy to see that before I left for vacation, I was 192 and then earlier this week I was 193. Not sure what this Sunday's weigh-in will be, but I'm really trying for good choices, etc. to bring me to the place I want to be.

Looking forward to a fun, relaxing weekend. We're having friends that kittycat sat for us while we were gone over for a bbq (it takes a team - twice a day they eat and oh, no we can't have someone come just once a day) so that will be a test to my ability NOT to overeat. And then I think we are going to go see the Jurassic World moving in 3D. Another day for SPY.

emoticon emoticon Happy for your good news, Carol! Well deserved!

Enjoy your day PLOF!

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6/19/15 10:53 A

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Good morning all. I am taking my last steroid today so I should be slowing down soon. But I must admit I have enjoyed all this energy.
Carol-- great thing, go to a movie or something special. I love SPY.
Debigene- Have fun tonight.
Brenda, just saying hello to you.
Cat. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Cheryl, enjoy that mother time.
Jay, how are you doing?
Sue, Where are you?



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TGIF - PLOF friends !!! Woo Hoo !!!

WOW Carol sounds to me like you already hit the jackpot !!! CONGRATS to you hon, it's been a long time coming cause your work ethics are remarkable and you deserve every cent !!! Do treat yourself to something you have been wanting for a long time .... maybe a cruise somewhere special ??? Just do it !!!

Hot and humid here AGAIN today but I won't let it sway my mood, I'm going out with my friend Karen tonight so that will get me through the day. I had a nice surprise when I stepped on the scale this morning and hope to see at least the same on Sunday. I'm doing really good with food especially knowing that I'm low on steps.

Happy Friday ladies have a great healthy day and do be kind to others. Remember people can be grumpy with this heat and humidity, and any other bad weather around so don't feed into that, keep smiling !!!

�Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.� - William Arthur Ward

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Good morning ladies. ..

Good to hear from you...I too enjoy reading all the posts and keeping caught up with everyone. I dont have a lot of time to post but am here everyday and always like hearing what everyone had to say.

Well...i had quite a surprise yesterday . A couple of days ago I had gotten a notice that said I was getting a raise. Evidently when Textron took over and I was leading the buffing area, I was supposed to get a "merit promotion". I was surprised to see my paycheck as I got a $2 an hour raise and RETRO pay back effective on 2-1. With overtime...Wowsa...had an extra $900 on my weekly check. Ha...so now I do a job I love, no babysitying, not so many OT hours AND i keep the $2 an hour raise. Win..win!!

I'm going shopping after work. :) and but a lottety ticket. LOL

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