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Good Sunday morning friends,

Right now the sun is coming and going but it's dry for now. The snow arrives around 9pm tonight so I'll need to get up early enough tomorrow to access the damage so I can get to work.
Today I still need to run out to the local Walmart to get the dishpan that I could not find yesterday and then it's home to spend a restful day with Dusky. Breakfast was a little extravagant today - a cup of hash browns that had onions and mushrooms added, one slice of Turkey Scrapple, 1 egg over easy and 1/2 a delicious grapefruit. I have thawed some homemade spaghetti sauce with 3 small turkey meatballs and will cook spinach linguine and fix a side salad for dinner. Water and ice tea will be my only beverages today.

Susan, I always try to find and eat healthy foods in most situations I am in whether it is someone else's home, a party, a restaurant or whatever it may be. NOW if there are NO healthy choices I eat minimally and drink lots of water. I think it's all about our own commitment to the journey that motivates each of us. I think when we have other major things going on in our lives it is way to easy to get distracted from ourselves.

Carol I hope your work day is short so you can catch a nap today.

Cheryl sounds like you have a fun filled day in store for you, ENJOY !!!

Well I need to go over to the W/L chart and see whats going on this week.

TTFN ladies.



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Up early this morning to get a prime parking spot. We're by the airport in our Seahawk gear with a growing crowd gathering to send the Seahawks off to AZ. Drove our big old Chevy and are sitting in the back people watching and drinking coffee. Had breakfast at Dennys to kill time. I had Fit Slam and it was perfect!
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Good Morning ladies!

Congratulations Cheryl and Terri! I'm with Carol in wishing you both a wonderful day of celebrating your special day.

Debi and Carol, I applaud your choices to keep it healthy even when eating out and at celebrating with friends.

We had really nice weather here in Texas yesterday too. I think it got up to about 70 during the day, but we were inside. Debbie and I went to a WordCamp in San Antonio. We learned a lot, it was fun and we got a bunch of free T-Shirts too. I didn't do very well with my diet though. Isn't there some rule that calories you eat in a different city don't count...

Cat, I know you enjoyed having good weather this time of year in Seattle!

ok, it's time for me to get off here and get busy. We are moving to a different apartment next weekend and I still have a lot of getting ready to do! I'm sure getting excited about the move though.

Blessings to each of you!

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Good morning....I think!

Congrats Cheryl! Enjoy your special day! Its very cool to see happy couples and love in the air.

Okay...I'm half asleep ! The party was fun but I did not nearly get enough sleep! There were a lot of my classmates there who I haven't seen in awhile. They pulled it off ...she was totally surprised! There was a lot of food but I didn't really eat any!

I was wrong it was not 63 yesterday...it was 67 but the wind made it seem cooler. Today the temps drop to the 50's and its going to be blustery!

Have a good one!!


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Good evening friends,

I did a little running around today looking for a new dish pan cause the ones I keep buying at the dollar store keep cracking. I guess it's time to spend more than a dollar for one that will last. Only went to 2 stores and neither one of them had any so I guess I just need to got to walmart now. Of course I ended up buying other things at both of those store.
I had a fun day with Karen. We went to dinner and we both had a gyro, me lamb she chicken. I had mixed steamed veggies as my side. No lunch today. After dinner we went to 5 Below and then Aldi's and then the liquor store. We drank a bottle of wine before we left and another when got back to my house. We talked and laughed so much. She left around 10 and now I have a chance to SP.
There is another winter storm coming our way tomorrow evening starting out as rain into snow and thru' the night. Accumulation, somewhere between 2-4 inches for the morning drive to work. Guess I'll have to get up and out early to clear the car off. Tomorrow will enjoy my relaxing day with Dusky.

Cheryl a very happy anniversary to you and Terri. So fantastic that you have been together for 17 years. You can have a private celebration at home. Do share your how you met story with all of us.

Jill, I would so drop by for a pulled pork dinner if I lived near by. Pork is my fav meat !!! I will look for your results next week hon. It's so nice to see you !!!

Carol, WOW 63* !!! I wish it was here - but snow is on the way instead. Enjoy it while you can. and have a good time at the party.

Brenda, I hear your area got a hard hit and looks like what we are getting tomorrow night.might be heading your way too. Be prepared and stay warm and safe. Congrats on your success this week and enjoy those veggies.

Cat oh I can relate with you on being tired. I too did a lot of running around before my friend got here today and then all the running around after dinner, not to mention the wine. I could fall asleep right now !!! I agree regardless of what the numbers say on the scale you know what kind of week you had !!! We just have to appreciate the NSVs we have !!!

Ok I really need to end this now, not only is it late but I can't stop yawning... night night ladies.


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Hi all,

Happy 17th Cheryl - that's very impressive, congratulations!! Love the picture of you and Terri. I'm curious how you two met!?

Did alot of running around today, actually all week, and it's before 8 on Saturday night and I'm ready to go to sleep!!! What a exciting life.

I got alot of steps in this week and was very good with food choices - I hope it reflects on the scale tomorrow. Even if not I'm happy to have had such a good week. Hope you all did too!

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Woke up this morning to a furious snow storm - then it turned to rain - and now it's freezing; I can hear the sanders going by. Imagine my surprise when I jumped on the scale and it said 271!!?? I really expected to see no change so I'm thrilled - encouragement to keep going. In fact, I'm feeling excited to shop for veggies tomorrow. emoticon

Stay Strong Everyone - love you!

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Hello....

I forgot when I volunteered to work tomorrow that I was going to a party tonight. Oops! I dont drink but I have to get up very early. A classmate of mine is turning 60 and her family is giving her a surprise party. Hope to be home and in bed by 10 so I can get 5 hours of sleep but it will probably not happen!

It was 63 degrees here today...nice!!

See you in the morning before work!

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I'm part German also and Love bacon too!! I put in two pork roasts in the slow cooker for pulled pork... can't wait for dinner!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'm going out tonight with my peeps. Picking up Cat for monastery tomorrow morning.

Wish you were all in Seattle where it's about 57 degrees! Time to get the bike out and ride, ride and ride!!

Well, had better finish my tasks. Wishing everyone a healthy and happy weekend. I do the weight challenge next week. emoticon

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Congradations on 17 years Cheryl and Terri!! Sorry you aren't doing your road trip. Just being together is what counts. Hope you found a good champagne to celebrate.. My best to you and Terri!!

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Carol, after all that stress at work it's amazing to see you on the other side. How wonderful for you. Congrats! Enjoy the gym.

Hey DG - you sound like you belong in the PNW! Ha!

We had plans to go on an overnight road trip to celebrate 17 years but circumstances are keeping us home. That's fine. We are happy and healthy.

Hello to all and enjoy your Saturday!

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Good morning my friends and a Happy Healthy weekend to you all.

Cat I hope you did not find yourself watching Bridget last night. Bacon can be dangerously addictive !

Carol oh indeed it does sound like good things are on the way at work. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and all the other good employees there as well.

I was so pleasantly surprised when I looked out the door this morning to see rain instead of snow. That storm really moved out of our area quickly. If all the clouds line up correctly we may just get to see the sun before sunset. But tomorrow night a substantial amount of snow is suppose to arrive late Sunday night into the morning on Monday. So it is gonna be tricky getting to work on Monday. So until then I will make the most of this weekend. I will def get out and do something.

So whatever you each decide to do today let's all make the commitment to make it as healthy as possible.

ps ............ I am part German as well and of course I love bacon too.


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Oooh I'm German....I can eat bacon! That's what you said right?? LOL


Change is in the air at work and I'm liking what I'm hearing! I talked to my boss on the phone yesterday for about 45 minutes. They are evaluating every employee starting next week and getting rid of dead weight...2 more rounds of layoffs. I'm not saying that layoffs are good but these people probably have big attendence problems, pot stirrers, not team players....you know we all have them. However I was cited as a prime example of the type of employee they want to keep. I was actually approached and asked if I would be interested in a new position. I said I would consider anything. That's all I know. Now... If its really stressful its not gonna happen but it was implied that it would be right up my alley. A position that doesn't exist in the old company but one that would be a good fit for me! Who knows....we will see!

I'm getting ready to head to the gym I'm gonna work tomorrow morning for 4 hours. Easy money...3 contractors are coming in to buff and need some supervision. They are nice people, easy to work with but just don't know the schedule or priorities. I actually volunteered to do this...I was in such a good mood yesterday!

AND the scale went down 2 lbs this morning...hope it stays the same for the weigh in tomorrow!!

Have a great weekend!!

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Fun fact - this is a popular German term, and who doesn't like to think about bacon?

Kummerspeck (Grief bacon)

When a relationship ends or during other times of sadness, anger, or worry, it’s common to put on a few pounds of Kummerspeck. What it means is the excess weight put on by emotional overeating. So when you find yourself on the couch watching ”Bridget Jones’ Diary” with a tub of ice cream, you are in fact feeding your grief bacon.

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A late hello to everyone.

I was on the phone for over an hour and am so behind for the evening already. Still need to do dishes and clean Dusky's cage.
Dinner was left over flatbread from Ruby Tuesday last night that I added a little shredded chicken to, some broccoli salad and the last of my roasted sweet potatoes from Sunday. The usual cold cereal and banana and skim milk. Lunch was a serving of mini pretzels with less that 1/2 cup of fit tuna salad,1 TBSP honey mustard for dipping some of the pretzels, 20 grapes and a light blueberry yogurt.
I had to stop after work at the store for some produce and milk in case the weather is not good enough to get out tomorrow. However now the weather report seems to look more promising than expected by late afternoon tomorrow. If indeed it does my friend Karen may come over to hang out.
Sunday is expected to be sunny.

So good to see you ladies here with what's going in your world and being such great support to the team as a whole. just another reason we are headed to the #1 slot of BEST Gay and Lesbian Team on SP !!! We have moved to #6 so if you are not getting your team points in everyday PLEASE do so. We know we are the best but so should everyone else, LOL !!!

Have a pleasant evening ladies and I will see you all tomorrow.

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Thank you all!
Am paying closer attention to what's going on in my head rather than reacting to " knee-jerk" thoughts and behaviors. Storm coming tomorrow and I've decided that my "storm food" will be healthy, home-made tacos instead of "knee-jerk" Hostess Snowballs. Love you all.
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Hi all,

Brenda, I agree with everyone's comments regarding honoring yourself. Don't let that saboteur in all of us get the better of you. You can do it and obviously your colleagues believe in you, so you should too! A great team is made up of good people who all bring something different to the table.

I've noticed that women of above average intellect often second guess themselves to the point of thinking themselves insufficient. Is that because we try to be prepared by anticipating for the worst case scenario which is truly only in our own mind? Or is that because historically women have been seen as somehow deficient and that has colored our subconscious? I have a long history of these kinds of doubts about my capabilities as well. Wondering when people will find out about the "true" me. But really, which is the "true" us. The one in our minds, or the one that others see?

OK, thanks for letting me safely ruminate here, and for bringing up the subject Brenda.

Carol, the whole thing with your boss is weird. No one likes her but there she stays. Who knows how "management" makes the decisions they do!

Debigene, hope the sciatica doesn't derail you for long. Everyone have a healthy weekend!
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You're funny and intelligent - sounds like great partner material to me, Gold. Every once in awhile I think back to those women you met in the parking lot and chuckle. Hope someone you click with comes into your life soon. And, I have a book that talks a little about carbs. I'll take a look at it and see if there is something that might help.

Brenda, growing up I was really shy and insecure and I didn't want to be that way so I started faking it (having confidence), it helped and I function in the real world just fine now but it was painful. Honor your worth and persevere with confidence I say. emoticon

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P.S. This week has been short on physical activity (but maintaining minimum) and good on nutrition. Take care.

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Good morning all you PLOF women. We are having a warm spell here, getting up to around 30 today. and I am going to be tied to my computer all day getting things for the IRS. So far I retired September !st and have not had a lot of time to enjoy it.
Brenda, I often feel like you did. I'm not good enough. Usually, I am afraid they will find out I am dumb. I don't know how other people grew up to appear so confident. I didn't. But then I am only seeing their outside. do I give off that image. You will do well. They came to you for some reason.
I have been put on a carb diet due to my diabetes. I have to aim for 30-60 carbs a meal and 30 for a snack. I think I am gaining weight. I don't understand the diet. Can anyonbe explain it to me. I must admit my blood sugars are down.
Carol, glad the job site seems more pleasant. Sorry they retained your boss. But if she comes with a rep than her stay there may be short.
Debigene, I like it when you post your food it gives me ideas. but I have a hard time wrapping my head around fruits being food.
Cat, I hope your foot gets to feeling better.
Cheryl, good going with your lunch time walking. I wish I had a walking partner. Oh heck, I wish I had a partner.
Got to go, Sue, Debbie and all others good morning and good health to you.


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Good morning friends and TGIF !!! Except the snow is now on it's way and should start around 5pm tonight into tomorrow. This does not make me happy.

My sciatica is still in an uproar this morning although maybe a bit better. I guess it is a good thing that we are getting some unsightly weather since it is not likely I will be in any condition to gallivant. It will give me a chance to nurse it back I guess. Gotta find the positive some way. Need to make a stop at the grocery store on the way home for some fruit and veggies and milk for the snow in. I'm good on TP, lol !!!

Brenda ditto what Carol says. Remember you ARE awesome and others see it too. Indeed today is another new day and you have a plan for the right direction. We are with you.

Carol I hope your boss realizes she is being watched !!! Sounds like her time may be short. I hope you get the weekend off too.

Ok ladies let's get out there and make this day a Fun, Fit, Fabulous Friday !!! Healthy choices should be our focus and always remember to keep smiling and to be kind to others.

TTFN

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Good morning....

Brenda don't beat yourself up. They would not have asked you to be a trainer if they did not have the confidence that you could do the job. Be proud of your achievement....you will be wonderful.

Debigene....watch that sciatica!! How's your weather?? It looks like some ice and snow headed your way. Be careful.

Yes work is exciting. We found out or boss retained her job for now. Hopefully under the watchful eye of this company she will straighten out. They are already are familiar with her as they don't care much for her...the people at Cessna find her very difficult to deal with.

Well...they told me I have the weekend off. I'm not getting too excited....you know what happened last week!

Later
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Well, Ladies,
Once again I have let my feelings of inadequacy get the better of me: The adult high school diploma program for which I work has asked me to be part of the team that is updating the program - to sell nationally! After I help revise it with the other 3 members of the team, I will become a national trainer!!!!! That's the good news. The bad news is that all I can think of is that I feel I don't have the professional background like the others. I even "forgot" that these folks originally came looking for me.... Yesterday I did not pay any attention to my food or exercise; made myself sick with junk food ; and ended up breaking the first 2 streaks I ever had that lasted more than 2 days.

BUT I WILL NOT GO DOWN - I WILL NOT QUIT - I WILL NOT GIVE IN TO MY FEARS

So I'm here with you all now, drinking my water, marching in place at regular intervals, and psyching myself up for the next round. Today I paid attention (and rewarded myself with a bright red manicure!). Life really is too short to spend time punishing myself. I invite you to join me in raising a glass of - something - to our health!!!

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Hello friends,

I placed my coat as usual under my desk today when I got to work and out went my back ... darn sciatica !!!!! I still did my walk and stairs to and from the garage and a few extra around the hospital but could not stand too often. Even walking was painful as I had to add pressure with my hand on the to left side of my butt to get some relief, not much but some. Will use the heating pad and some rub tonight after I get home from dinner with my bro and SIL. An Aleive when I go to bed should help some too

The usual cold cereal, banana and skim milk for breakfast today. A pear, 20 grapes and a tiny little turkey swiss with lettuce and tomato sandwich. They sell it in the cafe for 99 cents. also a yoplait light peach yogurt. Now I'm off to Ruby Tuesday's. I'll try to get back here later.

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Greetings Pleasant PLOF!

I’d highly recommend the 4 day work weeks - the longer days are totally worth it if you can swing it!

Exciting times for you at work Carol. Who knows what good things all these changes will bring?

Watched a fun movie last night called Redwoods Highway about a woman who disappears from the retirement community her family installed her in and walks 50 miles in 4 days to her granddaughters wedding on the ocean. I could totally feel her pain as she carried on her stiff yet determined gait. I know she was feeling her knees! I recognized some of the places along the road from Jill's and my trip this summer.

Missed the bus again this morning by seconds - and got another 25 minute walk in before the next one. My steps are better than usual this week and food intake has been under control. Looking forward to weigh in this Sunday.

Tonight I will go for week 2 of Italian Cinema and tomorrow is yoga bright and early. Not sure I'm getting any more limber, feels like the opposite but I'll stick with it.

Have a groovy evening
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Thankful for Thursday, indeed! A rough week - having Monday off just threw me off my routine. I need more four day weeks to get the hang of it.

Carol, it's like someone flipped a switch and life at work is so different for you these days. Very happy for you.

And, DG, this is the place to do it all - log your food, track exercise. That's what I think is best about PLOF - you can just put it all out there and it motivates and inspires the rest of us.

We may be able to walk at lunch today, Jill. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Hope you get your foot looked at, Cat, and can get some help to get that pain resolved.

Gold, hope you're feeling good these days.

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Happy Thursday friends,

Carol you just sound so darn happy and that makes me smile !!! I am happy for you too and I hope it all turns out to be as positive as you expect. Sounds awesome. Will look forward to hearing about the changes that will effect you.

Jill it is soooooo nice to see you and hear what's been going on in your world. Are you going to continue the W/L challenge with us? I sure hope so hon. Hope your team wins and you have fun enjoying the game and the festivities as well.

We have snow and I think the temps have risen to keep ice at a minimum, maybe even gone by the time I leave for work. No sun yet but it is suppose to make an appearance later today. Still trying to get in as many steps and stand as much as possible at work. Time for breakfast now and must pack my lunch for the day so gotta run.

Let's make good choices in all we do today, stay focused on the goals you have in mind and know that you can do it. Positive energy makes things happen. Keep smiling friends and remember to be kind to others.

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Good morning.....


Its official my workplace has been sold. It was crazy yesterday....they went through and cleaned house. As for my boss....she's on medical leave so we don't know but there was a lot of management let go. Sales people, Hr, managers....gone. No regular folks like me...we all got letters of a job offer....basic letter all the same outlining our benefits. There was no mention of early retirement yet. Its a great move for us and all the crazy UTC people are gone but we will have lots of changes. This takes effect 2/1 when I will be an employee of Textron Aviation! YAY


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Hello PLOF,

Wow a night to myself!! Once in a while a woman needs her own night. Listening to jazz and golden oldies on Pandora and writing to an awesome group of women!!

Way to go Cat with your steps!! I hope you have time to call the podiatrist by Friday. Foot pain is a terrible burden to deal with daily.

Love your quote from MLK Jr. Cheryl especially the love statement. That says it all in a nutshell. He sure was a wise man and a great motivator! Such a shame that he passed way too early. Thanks for the walk today! Hope it doesn't start raining tomorrow until we get back to our offices.. Thank you for your positive attitude!!! emoticon

Gold try a pear a day. Pears stabilize blood sugar.

Celebrated my nephew's birthday last night. I did have a small piece of Marionberry pie which is our favorite pie. You can never give a teenage enough hugs!!

DG, any method of track food intake is okay!! emoticon

Have a full weekend ahead and looking forward to the Super Bowl... Go Hawks!!! We are having a pot luck at work on the Friday before the game.

Susan, good luck on your move. I hope everything go smoothly for you.

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Love hearing about your meals DG, it inspires me to be more creative with my diet. Hope it's not too icy tomorrow for you.
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Good evening friends,

Thank you Gold, I really want to account for the things I eat but I just hate the actual logging process.

And thank you Cheryl for sharing that awesome quote !! I loved it.

I ran out of time this morning for the oatmeal so I had my usual cold cereal with a banana and blueberries and skim milk. Lunch was 20 min pretzel twists, 2 TBS of honey mustard for dipping, 1 kiwi, 1/2 cup fit tuna, and I bought a bag of veggie crisps and eat the whole bag (2 servings). What I call lunch is foods I eat over the 6 hour period while I am ate work as I don't actually take a lunch break. So all the items I bring are cut in bite size pieces so I can eat them at my desk. Dinner tonight was cauliflower algratin and eggplant parm (no pasta) that I bought from the cafe at work, and left over roasted brussel sprouts. I got all my water in already and will have one more glass of ice tea thru out the evening.

The snow started around noon and continued until about 4pm accumulating no where on the roads or walk ways but maybe 1-2 inches on the ground. It was a heavy wet snow and clung to the trees like moss . I must admit it was really pretty. I was very lucky to get a spot inside the garage this morning so I didn't have to clean my car off tonight. With the temps dropping over night I fear ice in the morning, I hope not. The snow keep enough people away from the hospital today that it made a difference from the last few weeks, making it a less busy day. I am glad to be home. Looks like another storm is heading our way for the weekend. .... UGH !!!

Well ladies that's all I got. Hope your day was positive and productive and full of good things. May your evening be pleasant and peaceful.

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Happy Hump Day all!

I got 9300 steps yesterday. I'm quite proud of that but it was forced on me by acts of God. Sometimes it takes a force bigger than myself to get me out of my lethargy. I'm stiff today but trying to keep up the momentum although getting half of that will be an excellent day for me. I keep putting off making a podiatrist appt and I know the foot pain is inhibiting my step quantity. I'll get on that by the end of the week.

Going to leave a bit early and get some chicken and yams in the oven. I'll make enough for 2 meals. It's one of my favorite combos with a green veggie or salad. Ciao!
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Continuing to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.:

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

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Hi All,
Debigene, You can track your food anyplace you want. Maybe it will help me and set a role model. Right now, I have been put on a carb diet by my doctor due to diabetes. I am tracking all my food on a program cslled "My FitnessPal" This should help me lose weight.

Carol, you are sounding much more positive about your work. Did your boss go on Meds?

Brenda, Cat, Cheryl, Sue and Debbie. How is it going?

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Happy Hump Day friends !!! Don't ya just love it when the weekend is in sight.

Carol that's great with all the good things going on with your "new" company. Do you think there will be any changes to your position?

I've measured out my lunch portions and breakfast may be nice hot oatmeal this morning since it is so cold and snow is on the way here. They said right about rush hour and it could be end up being icy, not good !!!

Hope everyone has a warm day with good healthy choices plentiful. Keep a smile on your face to share with others and try to make someone else special today. Feel and spread the love !!!

Make it a WONDERFUL Wednesday ladies.

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Good morning ladies

WTG Debigene....you need too toot your horn!! Good job!

I'm chugging along at work..all is good there. Its still 8 hours and still going well. We are awaiting the big announcement on our sell...its a done for deal. There is a lot of paperwork, working out things with some of our customers. Good news Textron (our new parent company) bid on Air Force One and got the bid so we will continue to do that furniture. Good deal...that'll bring about 8 million dollars to the company and will be a feather in Textron's cap. WIN WIN!

Have a great day!

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Hello friends.

Yes it was me this week and you're right I do feel a little awkward announcing myself. If it happens again I'll try harder. Thanks for the goodie Cat.

It was a good day busy as usual and I took good healthy foods for what I call lunch. 20 grapes, an tangerine, 1 c fit tuna, 2 tbs sp of honey mustard and a counted serving of mini pretzel twist.Dinner was a serving of WW angel hair pasta, about 4 oz rotisserie chicken, a salad and a serving of steamed broccoli. I'm really trying hard to stay focused on my portion sizes. I also measured out 2 tbs sp of salad light dressing. Breakfast is always 2 servings of cold cereal with a banana and some blueberries this morning. Of course skim milk.

Maybe if you all don't mind I'll try to post my meals here instead of taking the time to actually track them. I know it's not the same but it's the best I can commit to for tracking. I can't promise it will be everyday either but I'll try.

Hope everyone here had a TERRIFIC Tuesday on one way or another. I fell like I did. And now I'm tired but will try to get more steps in tonight.

Have a pleasant evening friends.

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Debigene - sounds like an awesome day with your dad and that he is feeling well.

And speaking of you - I know you are modest and don't like to toot your own horn but I don't believe you announced yourself as last weeks challenge winner! 1.8 lbs is nothing to sneeze at - you are really on track!

LOL I missed TWO buses this morning! The first I dawdled in the bathroom tying to fix some wild hair and missed that bus by 2 minutes. So I had time to eat breakfast at home, talk with the housemates, do my daily reading. Once I got out the door again I realized I left my coffee on the counter so went back in the house and then missed the bus by seconds. It went sailing by as I got to the corner. So the bright side is that I got a 25 minute walk in while I waited for the next one. What a beautiful cold but sunny day here.

Wow Carol - 72 degrees. Seems to me like a polar opposite winter for you than last year? Great fitness yesterday btw.

Ciao for now team - have a fabulous day.
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Good morning friends

I had such a great day with Dad yesterday. We chatted, went to Home Goods, then to Green Turtle for lunch and back home again. After leaving my home @ 11:30, I didn't get home till 5pm !!! It was really a nice day. Since lunch had been late in the day I had no appetite for dinner but did eat a sweet snack later (slice of crustless low cal pumpkin pie I made and froze in Nov) Got all my water in and some walking.

Cat good to hear you are feeling better.
Well done Carol, that's a lot of steps, 10 miles worth right?

It's back to work today but just a 4 day week now, that makes me happy.

Ok ladies let's make it a TERRIFIC Tuesday with good healthy choices, be as active as we can, stay positive and focused on our goals and be kind to others.

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Good morning.....

Wow...yesterday I had over 20,000 steps and walked almost 10 miles. The weather was so nice I went outdoors and walked 3 miles after work. I could not waste 73 degrees as the weather is taking a slight downward turn on temps but not too bad!

Running a bit late today...wishing you all a great day!

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Relaxing and moving slowly this morning happy to report started with a smoothie for breakfast. And glad the tv is off! What a game yesterday. Glad the Seahawks won, but it was a stressful game to watch.

Nice quote from MLKjr, Cat! So true. And ditto for your comment, and yours too, DG.

Susan and Deb, your new apartment sounds really nice.

I'm going to keep this short today, get my water in and plan my attack for the week.
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Hi all,

A quote from MLK Jr. that rings even more true today "True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring". I am so grateful to have the easy life I have when so many are struggling.

Wow, PLOF is growing by leaps and bounds these days. So wonderful to meet great new women here (at least to me) and to see old former members returning.

I'm feeling pretty much ready to return to work tomorrow. Didn't have the flu but some kind of nasty bug. I've slept alot and would have thought that at least I would get a bonus of the scale going down but it was up this morning. Go figure. Keep healthy out there everyone and drinks lots of water!.

Going to get out there for some steps - need to get back in the swing of things.Take care,
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Good morning and in honor of Martin Luther King I just want to say thank you for making civil rights so very important for ALL of us.

I'm going to visit my Dad today and I think my niece and her little girl Peyton are going as well. So time is running short this morning, still need to have breakfast, shower and get dressed.

Hope your day is as healthy as you can make it whether you are working or have the day off. Just be sure to do what is best for your health.

I'll check in when I get home friends.

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Wishing you all a marvelous Monday!

I'm ready to get my geek on and get to work, just stopping to say good morning. We can do this get fit thing!

Less than 2 weeks before we move. We are so excited to have more space and to lose the stairs. I thought they would be a help in getting fit when I moved in, but they have actually had the opposite effect.

TTFN!

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Good morning ladies....

I too have to work. Linda is home now and glad she got see her brother! He has a long road of recovery but we came very close to losing him. He was very upbeat and I think their visit boosted his morale.

I watched both football games ....one was entertaining. I really don't care one way or the other who wins. But being a sports fan I'll for sure watch the Superbowl!

Have a great day/week!

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Afternoon ladies,

Cheryl - good times with good friends, can't go wrong with that !!! Wish Jill would stop in and let us know how she's doing. Let her know we miss her here. I am sure you will push right along with me to get those added pounds off. Once we reach that point the motivation will be there to push for more !!! emoticon

Gold I hope whatever you have going on is not the flu. Folks with COPD are at great risk. Take heed my friend !! Ward if off. I stay positive with prayer each day, keeping my faith strong and being grateful for all the goodness in my life. Doing my best to be kind to others is always rewarding and makes me smile.

I am baking a pork chop with sweet potatoes and roasting brussel sprouts with garlic cloves for dinner. The house smells great !!! I am enjoying a relaxing day with Dusky, and it's still raining here. emoticon

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Good morning-

Sounds like a good time last night Debigene. Jill had me and Terri over for dinner and we had a nice time visiting, listening to music and having a lovely dinner with a yummy pear dessert. It was a fun evening! Thanks again Jill!

So my weight gain this week is manageable and I'm going to really push hard this coming week to get it off and (hopefully) more.

Indeed Cat, hope you feel better soon. You, too, Gold.

Yep, we're set here for a day of football. emoticon GO SEAHAWKS!!

Whatever you're doing - have a great day!

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Sunny morning coming down. I have been sleeping all weekend. Apparently, I'm coming down with a cold or something. Either that or I'm slipping into retirement very easily. My daughter is here from the group home today and I am trying to keep my distance. Which is hard, she loves hugs.

Carol is Linda coming home tonight? Cat, I hope your cold is better. Sue, are you still selling insurance? At least with the move you'll get your walking in. Debigene, how do you remain so positive all the time? Cheryl, you certainly are getting your exercise in. Deb,glad to have you back! Brenda, once I get past this cold,I will start walking more. Today, is a beautiful day, about 37 degrees. I would like to walk outside.

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Good Sunday friends,

I had a nice evening with Linda and Fumiko last night. It didn't end up being a late one either which was also nice. I had a very productive day yesterday with chores and was hoping the weather would be nice again today. But it's not. It's raining and earlier it was even very icy, some Sunday services even cancelled. But the temps have warmed up enough to melt it now and here's hoping it continues to warm up so there is no more ice to deal with. It's gonna be a lazy day since I don't want to go out in the rain and all my chores are done. Dusky whill be happy.

Susan it's so nice to see you and sorry you don't get a 3 day weekend. What kind of contracting work are you doing? From the sound of your post things have improved greatly since we last heard from you and Deb, especially in your living arrangements. That is a big relief to you I'm sure and I am so happy for you both.

Cat I hope you are feeling better not worse today.

Carol sounds like you have good reason to be in such a good mood with the weather in your area being so nice and some time to enjoy with those little furbabies !!! Glad to hear your bro sounds like he's hopeful.

For all you football fans sounds like today is a big day for you, so enjoy the fight, lol !!! Hope your teams win !!!

I'll stop back in thru out the day and see what going on. TTFN

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Good Morning Ladies,

Carol, I'm sorry I missed your Un-birthday, sounds like fun LOL.

Congrats to all of you with the 3 day weekends. An extra day off sounds wonderful, but since I'm a contractor, I don't get paid unless I work so I'll focus on being grateful for a full paycheck.

We are getting ready to move into a bigger apartment on the first floor at the end of the month. The new one has a much nicer gym so I'm looking forward to that. The one I'm in has a tiny fitness center, but it's so small, worn and crowded that I haven't wanted to use it. One big adjustment for me in city living has been the crowded feeling almost everywhere we go. I really like that both our current and new apartments are quiet and offer a sense of serenity on the grounds. I can't say I'm really sad to lose the automatic workout I feel like I've had by the time I get to our 3rd floor place!

Debbie is excited to see the football game today. The Seahawks are in the last game before the Superbowl so it's a big deal for the fans. Notice I said Debbie is excited. I missed the line when Lesbian love of football was handed out, so as a result... well I'm happy to see Debbie so excited. LOL

Cat, I hope you are feeling better soon.

Have a great day, ladies,

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Good morning ladies......

I'm getting ready to head to the gym this morning. The weather has been stellar here! I hope to get out for an outdoor walk today!

I've been enjoying my time with my furbabies! They are missing Mommy Linda for sure but we've spent a lot of time outside playing. They all crashed early last night..wore out I guess! The visit with her brother is going well...I think he was very excited to see Linda and his daughter. I talked to him on the phone and while I had to really concentrate on what he was saying, he got the words out. It was quite an effort on his part. We talked football... He is a big sports fan! LOL

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Well happy unbirthday then Carol! Too funny and I followed right along...

Looks like whatever it is that's making it's way around my office finally caught up with me. I greeted Victoria, my ride for the days outing in my bathrobe, having slept 3 hours past my alarm and woke up only when she knocked on my front door. What a doofus.Plans cancelled.

Going to sequester myself and my germs to my room. Had a fun get together with Sam last night but hope he doesn't catch this crud. Sore throat, body aches, headache. Vitamin C, herbal tea and rest is my plan for today. See you all at weigh in.

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Yep a 3-day weekend for me too! I want to regroup and get ready for a really strong week. I did end up at the gym last night for a 60+ min workout. This is after overeating most of the day and attending the Seahawk tailgate party our firm put on. Just a nice and festive place to work.

Will have to get creative for steps today. I'm drinking my water this morning and will weigh in first thing tomorrow whether I like it or not. Thanks DG!

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Good morning friends and HAPPY WEEKEND to all !!! Who else has Monday off ??? I love a 3 day weekend emoticon

Got household chores to do today that have been neglected too long, so that's my plan until an evening out with friends for dinner. It looks like a nice sunny day but unsure of the temps yet, but heck it's January so it's cold for sure, LOL !!!

Is everyone ready for tomorrow's weigh in??? We have a larger than usual number of members participating so let's try to get those results in. It takes me a while to chart everyone's results and It would be great to announce the winner by Monday evening friends. Should be a very exciting competition this week. GOOD LUCK to all !!! emoticon

Ok ladies have a great healthy fit day doing things that put a smile on your face.

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Good morning....

I'm headed to work and still chuckling over the birthday thing. Have a great weekend!

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OMG, I am laughing my butt of right now. I think it was I who go the birthday ball rolling when I misread your "It'll be" for I'll be !!! i wish I could blame it on your auto correct but nope it's my eyes instead. But I'm cracking up because everyone else just followed suit !!! emoticon you know I even thought it was a little odd cause I know your BD is in Dec !!!! I'll blame it on early morning eyesight.
Enjoy the goodies anyway Carol you deserve them just the same !!!! so funny. But sorry you have to work tomorrow, that boss of your's is really wicked !!!

Gold I I guess I live about the same distance as DC to Frederick as well, maybe just 15 minutes or so further that's all. I got a good laugh picturing you as a gypsy with dreads traveling around in your wagon telling fortunes. I bet it would be a great sit-com for TV !!!

Cheryl hang in there girl with all the fitness you have been getting unless you've been eating like there's no tomorrow I bet you see some lower numbers this Sunday. Let us know how those ribs turn out.

Cat, what the heck is your end of life paperwork ???? I've never heard that term before. Sounds like you have a full weekend planned for your time off too. Can't wait to hear what the late present is. Too darn bad about losing the count for that hours worth of steps. You know I have worn my tracker ever day since you and Jill sent it too me. Even just in the house when I know I'm not even going out !!!

I had another super busy day at work, it just doesn't seem to end. This flu epidemic is really taking it's toll on the hospital staff !!! Glad I have the next 3 days off. I really think it's time to get this eyes checked again I feel such strain around this time each night. I'm on the computer way to much between home and work I think it is causing a problem. So far the only plans I think I have are dinner with Linda and my Japanese friend Fumiko on Saturday and visiting with my Dad on Monday. That could always change and other things could happen too. We shall see.

Well have a good evening ladies, time to go do dishes.

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NONONO..I'm not 60!! 😱 Its not my birthday! LOLOL !!! My post says: It'll be 60 today... (DEGREES)...So I'm doing outdoor fitness. I was getting birthday goodies. And I'm like ...Oh my God...what the heck did I write on my post this morning? LOL What did autocorrect do to me! By the way it was 63 degrees not 60! 😎

Goodness... You made me laugh. Good thing... I have to work tomorrow. But the birthday goodies made me feel better...you don't have to give me any next year!! 😝

And yes my boss wrecked my weekend for me...over the phone!!

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It's almost the weekend! Is anyone else getting Monday off for MLK day? Means a 4 day weekend for me! Whoo hoo...

I'm really feeling this morning's yoga class. It's all good though I'll just stick with it and hopefully it will become less painful and therapuetic for the hip and tightness in the rest of my body. It's a really nice and friendly group. I was bummed though as I walked half way there and partway home and discovered I left my tracker at home. I'm making a big effort to increase steps this week and missing that hour of walking hurts my total. Oh well...

Gold, you crack me up, that would have been a polar opposite life than lawyer-ing!! And Carol glad your medication is working so fast. AND HAPPIEST 60TH BIRTHDAY. WHAT A MILESTONE. Is Linda gone already or are you guys doing something special tonight?

Italian movie was very fun. Took place in Rome in 1962. Sam is coming over later with a very late Christmas present. Tomorrow I'm meeting up with my peeps to go to the conservatory in Volunteer Park and out for lunch. Sunday is a special empowerment at the monastery. Monday I hope to rest and work on my end of life paperwork. Just trying to plan ahead. Hopefully way ahead!

Think I'll take a nap til Sam comes over. So ciao bellas for now...

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Hi everyone - TGIF and GO HAWKS!

Been a hot/cold week for me but getting my 10,000 steps in (just barely yesterday with 10,200+). It'll be interesting to see what Sunday's weigh-in shows. At this point I'm feeling I'll be happy with my same numbers on the scale as last week. I need to get on the ball and finish strong. I'm thinking of making a spark recipe - ribs - (in the crock pot) for the game on Sunday.

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Sounds like you're staying busy having fun, Cat!

And, Gold, your humor always puts a smile on my face - I love picturing you with dreadlocks and a crystal ball.

Wish the newbies would pop in so we can get to know you!

Take care PLOF and enjoy your day!

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Happy Birthday Carol! Have a great day enjoying yourself.

It is going to get up to 35 today, That is nothing like your 60 Carol, but for MN it will feel like spring.
Cat, I am curious about the Hypnosis tape. I use to hypnotize people for weight loss and to quit smoking, but quit doing it before I started law school. Now, I wish I had kept it up. Somehow, I regret not becoming a tea leaf, palm reading, hypnotist with a gypsy wagon and dreadlocks.

Everyone have a great day. Debigene, how far are you from Frederick, MD?

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TGIF friends and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Carol, the BIG 60 !!!! Have a GREAT day !!!
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In honor of Carol's 60th let's get some extra fitness in, whatta ya say !!!!

I'll do more standing and walking around the hospital today. emoticon

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Good morning....

You know I took the OTC drugs my doctor recommended for my sinuses and I'm feeling pretty good. When I catch it in time its not much more than an annoyance. If I don't...then I am miserable. I had a great work out at the gym yesterday and slept great. I'll continue with the meds through the weekend to be safe but I'm pretty sure I'm good to go.

Work work work...another great week. No overtime.... Off at 1 today and not working the weekend....I'm getting used to this. Just about the time we are totally loving this the boss will come back and wreck it for us.

Getting my hair cut after work, getting a few groceries and since it'll be 60 today... I'm outdoors for a walk. After that...me and the kids for the weekend. We will miss Mommy Linda!! Have a great Friday!!

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Hello friends,

I am so very tired tonight. Work was exhausting, very very busy !!! It just drained me. So with that said I am too tired to stay on the computer tonight and will probably even go to bed early.

I hope every one has had a good healthy day, I did.

Cat sounds like you are def doing well with your choices and the nights are being good to you. I hope you enjoy the evening out tonight with your friend.

Good night ladies.


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Happy thankful Thursday PLOF,

I must say that this space in life is very peaceful for me, the most so for decades. I'm very thankful for that.

Zip lining! I say more power to you. The most adventurous thing I have on my bucket list is more snorkeling in the Caribbean.

We had our annual health sciences/medical school Martin Luther King Jr. award ceremony. It’s always so inspiring to hear what staff, faculty and students are doing in the community to promote diversity and social justice. Great music too. And cake and punch, I took a piece of carrot cake, had 2 bites and composted the rest. Then had some trout, vegetables and a big glass of water for lunch in the hospital cafeteria.

The scale showed one pound down this morning. Yay, going in the right direction again. Last night was day 3 of hypnotherapy at bedtime for sleep and weight loss. I’ve tried 2 different ones and I have to say I’ve slept past my alarm for an entire hour 2 days in a row now!!

My friend Seiko and I got season tickets for once weekly movies at the Seattle Art Museum starting tonight. Cinema Italian Style – movies from Italy 1940-2013. Many black and white I’m sure.

Yoga tomorrow morning. Have a good TGIF everyone.
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Good morning friends,

Zip-lining !!! WOW I have always wanted to do that too !!! When I was in Belize I thought about it but could only imagine my big fat body weighing me done so I didn't think about it anymore. Brenda you have put the thought back in my head !!!

Carol I had a feeling that's what was going on with you again. It's almost a predictable medical issue you deal with isn't it??? Have you had an MRI for that yet? It could determine the seriousness of the problem, just something to think about or inquire about. I hope those meds kick in quickly for you hon.

Let's remember it's THANKFUL Thursday ladies. I know we are all thankful on a regular basis for so many blessings in our lives but I personally like to have one special day that I openly acknowledge the some of the goodness.
I am so truly thankful for being able to make a difference in some of the days for some of the people that walk into the hospital. When someone leaves and makes a point of telling me my smile or kind words or gesture really meant something to them it fills my heart with joy. I feel so blessed to be able to do that for someone.

Have yourself a healthy THANKFUL day my friends. Remember to smile and be kind to others.

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Hey all...good morning!!

Brenda....I always wanted to go zip lining. Be careful though..there was a report on the news last week....I won't go into it!

DG...good idea with the cheese cake. You get enough to satisfy a craving but not too much. It would be great if you are able to meet up with Gold. I always wish we could all get together...it'd be great.

I woke up with my normal sinus infection sore throat. I'm taking my meds but it'll take a day or two to kick in. I thought about calling in sick but you know me... Not contagious just under the weather and an overachiever at work. I have 200 sick hours...I'm just too dedicated or crazy! My gym workout might be a challenge after work.

Have a great day!
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Eve, All,

Talk about incentive: Luckett and I've decided to go ziplining this summer!!!! emoticon



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Hi friends,

Gold, i work 5 days but I needed to take a Monday off so my niece could cut my hair she has Monday's off regularly. And next Monday is MLK Day and it is a holiday for many people in the hospital. So I was lucky to have 2 Monday's off this month. I live about an hour from DC do you have any idea what days you may be there? I'd have to find someone to work for me so I'd need to know ahead of time. It would be awesome if we could finally met up, of course a weekend would work best. Bravo to you on your accomplishment of 60 boxes down !!!

Cheryl, I too want to make this change everyday but my problem is I don't always remember it, LOL !!! The NATGEO event sounds like it was a great way to spend an evening. The NATGEO Museum is in DC and I was there once for the Titanic exhibit, that was awesome. I've been wanting to go back.

Cat well done with the cake. I've done that same thing too, something looks good and then one bite and yuck, just not worth the calories. I call that a BIG NSV !!! WTG girl !!!

I wish I could remember the name of the member Golf made reference to but unless I can get to know the new members from their frequent posts then I don't know how to support them. I always add new members as friends so I can at least support them when I see their status updates or blogs. Sadly unless they stay in touch with us we don't get to know them. Just a weekly post and update on how their journey with SP is going would mean a lot.

Well time is slipping away as usual and I need to get somethings done. So TTFN ladies, hope your evening is peaceful.

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Anything to do with National Geographic is awesome - sounds like a fun evening Cheryl. Wow, 60 boxes Gold, that must feel wonderful. And great strategy with the cheesecake Debigene!

I had a victory yesterday as well – someone put some decadent looking little cakes in the lunchroom – I automatically picked one up, took a bite, decided it wasn’t worth it and dropped the rest into the composting. It just didn’t taste good.

Have a lovely evening everyone,
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Glad you had a healthy day yesterday Brenda. You know what Patrick Swayze says (compliments of DG's tagline) "if you want to make a change in your life, you have to want it everyday." Most days I want it and the days I don't, I muddle my way through.

My coworker gave us two tickets to see a Nat'l Geographic Live! presentation last night at Benaroya Hall "Untamed Antartica." Climber & Exployer Mike Libecki and Climber & Photographer Cory Richards went to Antartica to make a first ascent on a mountain. They take the word "adventure" to a whole other level! It was fun to do something that didn't revolve around food.

And Mike Libecki has some fun euphemisms. My favorite is when you're miserable - that's "pre-joy." And his quote "why ration passion" is another good one.

Plus, I got to the gym before meeting up with Terri at 7:00. Win-win evening.

Hey, DG, way to go in managing that piece of cheesecake. emoticon

Wishes to you all for a great day.

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Good morning all.
I'm getting ready to go into the office this morning. I have people coming in to pick up about 60 banker boxes of old files that I've sorted through to shred. I still have about that many more boxes to go through.
Welcome and welcome back to Sue and the new members. WHERE IS THE WOMAN WHO WAS 71 AND LIKED TO FISH? I was looking forward to having more people my age here.
Debigene are you working a four day week all the time now? There is a slight chance I will be in DC the first week of February. How far are you from DC?

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Just something I read and wanted to share. When I read it I thought of SP ......................


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Good morning PLOF friends and a happy healthy Wednesday to you all.

Carol that is fantastic about your healthy screening yesterday, what great results !!! Good for you hon. Wishing Linda a safe trip to spend time with her bro. I do hope he is coming around to making better choices in his life an appreciating the opportunity given to him to do so. Quality time alone in a relationship is always a value, enjoy that this weekend.

I forgot to share something with you all yesterday. It's no big deal really but it was a small NSV to me. Someone at work gave me this awesome piece of chocolate cake cheese cake yesterday telling me how absolutely delicious it was. Well I took one look at it and said OMG it is def a keeper so I wrapped it up and took it home with me. I immediately put it in the freezer and later that night I cut it up in 12 bite size pieces (no bigger than an inch) and dropped them in a freezer bag and tucked them away. I did taste on piece and indeed it was worth keeping. Now I have an emergency chocolate fix on hand but out of site !!!

Well it's Hump Day ladies the weekend is just around the corner, LOL !!! Let's do all the right things today with making healthy food choices, moving our bodies as often as we can, keeping a positive attitude, being kind to others and sharing our smile with everyone we meet or even talk to over the phone. Your smile will make others smile as well, I've seen it happen !!! Have a beautiful day ladies.

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Good morning.....

Debigene...you know...I think my sinuses are kicking up a little but nothing fullv blown. Yesterday was a great day...still 8 hours, ahead of delivery schedule, and I had good workout at the gym afterwards!

I had a biometric screening yesterday at work...good health incentives. We get a discount on our health insurance if we do this. All is good here... Cholesterol, blood sugars, thyroid, blood pressure, bmi, and triglycerides are all good to go. All were in the normal range....that's fantastic.

Linda is taking off Friday with her niece to go see her brother who had the stroke in Nebraska I will be all alone with my furbabies over the weekend until Sunday. I do enjoy some time alone occasionally as does she....I guess that's why we are going on 30 years together...we need to make those wedding plans! LOL

Havea great day!!

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Thank you for your unwavering support; I managed a healthy day today!!!!

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Good evening friends,

When I say we are a great bunch of women I mean it !!! Just look at all the positive reinforcement here from everyone !!! Well done team, well done !!!

Cheryl what an awesome thing for Terri to do for you, she's good to have around !!! With a gal like her by your side you both are winners !!!! Success with your goals is inevitable !!!

I had a very busy day at work today. I only got a chance to get up 3 different times, twice to go to the bathroom and once to the cafe, which I took the long way around and back for the extra steps. I am really tired tonight so doubt that I will get many more steps in. The weather is still very cold and getting colder here.

Gold stay warm and safe hon.

Cat keep us posted on that hypnotherapy your doing, sounds like it could be work so far.

Gonna finish up for the night on the computer and dishes, get lunch ready for tomorrow and catch a little TV before it's time to go night night. Peace out ladies.

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Amen to all you've said in response to Brenda's comments. Brenda, thanks for being so open and honest and who of us doesn't struggle with those behaviors on an ongoing basis with candy, carbs, alcohol, sweets and rationalize them as rewards. If I have sweets in the house or my desk drawer I can hear them calling from rooms away. Literally. The only way to avoid is to not have anything in the house and have other things like yogurt or string cheese around. Lowfat dairy seems to help for me. And hot tea. The past 2 nights I've fallen asleep listening to a hypnotherapy session on YouTube. For sleep and weight loss. I noticed yesterday that I was more mindful about eating. Ate without reading, checking my phone or watching the laptop. Maybe it's having an effect.

Hope your sore throat doesn't morph into something intense Carol. Keep warm Gold! Have a mindful, healthy, active day everyone.
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