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10/1/14 1:36 P

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Same here, Must do. Leaky roofs won't wait.

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10/1/14 1:33 P

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Last year it was my wrist surgery that kept us from doing projects… then we couldn't get to lots of things because our weather was so bad in the spring. Then T slipped on black ice. So here it is, October. Must do "stuff"!

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10/1/14 1:28 P

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I can relate. We spend all of our days off doing projects that are way over due. LOL.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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10/1/14 1:00 P

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Thanks, Morticia. It will be more of a stay-cation, enjoying fall here in New England, my favorite season. I hope we'll also be tackling some house projects that fell behind when partner had shoulder surgery after a fall last spring. (Our old home computer is too slow and outdated, but we can't afford to upgrade right now. If I have time, I can check email and SP from the library, but our schedule is up in the air.)

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10/1/14 12:48 P

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I hope you are going to be away for a much deserved vacation. We will miss you!

Hubby did some wiring last night on the back porch.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 10/1/2014 (12:48)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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10/1/14 11:49 A

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Busy week here, co-worker out for unexpected medical issue. I'm preparing to be out of office (and away from email/Spark) next week.

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9/28/14 6:04 P

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Hubby is roofing today and will have it done by the end of the day. I'm busy cleaning up his mess and trying to adjust to living without my big fridge until they fix it.


Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 9/28/2014 (18:06)
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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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9/27/14 10:26 P

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Hubby got the old roofing, boards, and trusses torn off and the new trusses and boards and some tar paper put on. He hopes to start roofing tomorrow. Then we can start inside.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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9/27/14 7:52 P

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Kierae, could you let us know which vegetarian magazines you are reading and if they were helpful. Can't wait to see what kinds of recipes you find to share with us.

Tish, hope your porch project goes well. I love all breads too.

me, i need to get back to eating SB....have fallen way off the wagon.

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9/27/14 5:46 P

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Hi all. Good reading your posts. I'm just on day 3, Ph 1. Love it! Do-able! Easy!

I have 7 laying hens. That is supposed to mean fresh eggs every day. I also have a puppy. He was chasing them and they moved their nests. Egg hunt for breakfast!

I got new canning jars this season. I haven't canned a thing yet. I hope to go apple picking with hubby. Apple butter sure sounds good!

Have a terrific weekend!

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9/25/14 3:53 P

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Good grief!! That's expensive!! My hubby would have a hissy fit. LOL. I'm trying to overcome my love of bread but some things are hard. I like pretzels. I like Naan. I like good biscuits. I like good Italian bread or a really good crusty French baguette. It's a good thing I am not exposed to them much. But sandwich bread, buns, pastry, etc. I can do without.

Lots of members have been loving your recipes while you were gone.

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9/25/14 3:16 P

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I'll be curious to hear about the expensive coconut wraps!

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9/25/14 2:50 P

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So glad to see you back Kierae!

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9/25/14 2:41 P

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So the other day I came across the Paleo wraps...raw coconut. Spendy at 10 bucks for 7 of them but I bought them to try. Taking one for the team...lol. I will let you know if worth it. I am totally a sandwich kinda gal which is why I love the flat outs and the thin buns/bagels.

Managed to drop a couple pounds. Did take a sodium hit yesterday since I had some soup at my local Chinese restaurant. Just pushing the fluids today. emoticon

Wading thru a couple new vegetarian mags for recipes - hopefully find to add to our collections!

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9/23/14 4:25 P

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My step grandparents owned an Italian cafe/bar and I helped the family make homemade ravioli sometimes and I developed a disdain for time consuming, hot, sweaty cooking endeavors. LOL. My hubby loved canning though so I would always let him do it. We finally compromised and we bought 2 large upright freezers and a smaller upright freezer. Plus 3 dorm fridges in addition to our large fridge so we have plenty of room to freeze and store things fresh.

My right hip is the beast today. It's always something these days. I want to get up and feel good!!



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I remember big copper tubs outside over an open fire, with my whole maternal grandmother's "kids" there with their kids. Including my Mom, 12 children with their kids. Bushels of apples were reduced to apple butter, enough for all 13 families for the year.
another memory was Mom canning green beans and the pressure cooker lid blowing off and green beans all over the kitchen walls and ceiling! an oft repeated tale for many family reunions that came.........
as the youngest of our 7 kids, I didn't experience the stress involved, just the fun! emoticon

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Those homemade canned goods sound wonderful, KIERAE! I do miss eating some of the wonderful relish and pickles.

I hope your new rheumatologist, meds, and PT will help. Good luck!

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Morning! I LOVE LOVE to can. Learned from my grandmother so I have been doing it for ions. I got slammed before I left for my conference with everybody's extras...ie about 40 pounds of zucchini. So I was canning like a mad woman up to the point I got on the plane. I made a spicy sweet zuke relish and a hot dill version. I made blackberry pepper sauce and strawberry basil jam. Made some salsa and dilled green beens. I normally do small batch so I don't get insane as easily like I use to. My canning supplies are still sitting in my kitchen waiting for the next batch. I usually do different small batches and give for holiday gifts - things like chutneys, mustards, and vinegars.

Diet is slowly getting back on track. Funny how quickly it can come on but pretty freaking slow coming off. I met my new rheumatologist yesterday. Female..with a heavy heavy Russian accent. She doesn't want to do much with my back issues because its degenerative vs RA. Gotta love being pieced out and nobody is treating the whole. Pretty frustrating. She was a bit blown away at my case - said she had never seen anybody with as many joint replacements that I have. Only seen a couple close and it was with folks who had no access to meds or vets. Kinda explains why I have always been a guinea pig for research programs and med schools. So I go in for xrays on the back and both hips today to see if anything visible that way. Head to PT to see if they can help. And armed with a new medication specifically for nerve pain. We shall see!

Off to walk the beastie...Ms Marley is getting impatient with me. emoticon

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I appreciate home canned goods, but get a chuckle over how many people are so excited about it now. As a child, even though I enjoyed cooking, the canning was one of my absolutely worst memories: a roomful of crabby sweaty grownups in the steamy kitchen on a miserably hot, humid day trying to get everything processed before it spoiled, worried about cracking the jars, whether the jelly would set.

I sometimes make a small batch of something to freeze, but none of that old nostalgia for me, thank you very much.

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9/22/14 6:06 P

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Brings back memories of slaving over a hot canning operation all day. LOL.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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did 10X the tomato jam recipe. Been cooking for 3 hours so far and it will take at least another hour before it thickens enough. But........I should end up with 10 pints of jam............

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9/22/14 3:07 P

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I've got to start cleaning out the back porch - it's a mess!! At least part of the stuff is gone as I gave it to my son when he moved out.

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Football and computer games today. tomorrow I will have to get it in gear because Thursday I'll be flying to Oregon to see one of my brothers........

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9/21/14 7:35 P

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We purchased materials for the remodel of the back porch. It's a small space but It needs completely redone and will be a lot of work.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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9/14/14 2:16 P

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Today is my hubby's birthday. I had hoped he would want to do something but it looks like he will sleep all day. I will makes him a steak and get some work done around here.

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9/12/14 9:28 P

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Feel free to start a thread for anything you want to but Whynotj1 is right that there are tons of good recipes in the forums. Kierae likes to try new recipes.

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9/12/14 9:07 A

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There are a lot of great recipes already posted here--check them out. (Last year, I found an awesome pumpkin chili.)

I try to bring some yummy things I can eat, but sometimes can't resist the other yummy things that I haven't tasted for such a long time. And then there's the portion-control issue. I try to have just a small taste of things that are calling my name, then leave the food area, but it doesn't always work.

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9/12/14 8:51 A

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Weekend pot lucks are the worst, because sometimes the only healthy choice is raw veggie platter. Sometimes you just want something warm and yummy. Maybe we could start a post with SB friendly pot luck, crock pot meals for fall? Thoughts Morticia?

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Yes, I have trouble with weekends, too. There is less structure for me, and it is difficult for me to not veer off course. I sometimes participate in weekend potlucks with friends, too. Sometimes I give in to temptation there. This weekend, I'm making a healthy dish to bring.

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I don't know about anyone else, but weekends are super hard for me. I have been in a pattern of wrecking/maintaining all my progress through the week this summer, and I am POed now. I am going into the weekend with a plan, and that includes sticking to a plan.

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9/10/14 9:30 A

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I love beans in soup/stews in the colder months. They really satisfy me. In the hot months I like them in salads.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 9/10/2014 (09:30)
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9/10/14 6:21 A

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Thank you so much for your answer MORTICIAADDAMS. I just have been craving beans like crazy here lately so I am glad to hear that.

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You can have more beans if you want them but you should eat a minimum of 1/2 cup a day. They are good for you.

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Morticia so happy you posted that. I made homemade turkey chilli for a quick go to for dinner the next couple nights with kidneys. And I dip my veggies in Hummus. Or as my DH puts it dipping veggies in veggies :-).
Today was much easier than yesterday! Thanks Guys!

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You are actually supposed to eat 1/2 cup of beans every day.

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9/9/14 3:39 P

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Quick question that I am hoping someone can answer for me for I am not sure of the answer---are beans allowed on SB??? I mean beans you cook in crockpot like navy, pinto, brown, black??? Thank you.

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Getting started is often the hardest part. Be sure and get beans and water in to ward off the low carb flu!

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Yesterday was tough, but I did it I made it through. My lunch is packed and dinner is in the fridge already made. Starting day 2 of Phase 1.
Thanks for the kind words! WHYNOTJ1 and Morticia

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I have R.A. so I have not found a lot that helps other than losing weight so there is less stress on my joints and that involves exercise for me as well as diet as I don't lose well on diet alone. I have to split my exercise up and that makes it hard when I am trying to do other things. I would love to be able to get it over with, like in 2 or 3 sessions but that won't work right now, Ia may not ever work again. I used to get up and feel energized and I don't any more. I'm working on it.

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I'm sorry to hear that your hips are bothering you, Morticia. Try and build up gradually. Are there any strengthening exercises that will help?

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I really need to break down and do a phase one too for a few days. Not sure when that will happen. Right now I am upping my exercise.

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I def got off track a bit this summer when I tried to incorporate more carbs. I have maintained most of my weight over the summer gained back 10lbs weighed in today, so back to Phase 1 for a while to make myself back on track. Wish me luck guys!

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The weather is perfect so I am going to get back to hiking outside if I can. We tried it the other day and I had to cut it short due to hip pain.

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I often do a phase one for a day or 2 when I get off plan too far.

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Yay for a holiday meal and home-canned tomatoes. Yum! I'm back to Ph. 1 today after some weekend treats.

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We used to do a lot of canning. We used our tomatoes to always make salsa and tomato sauce. Delicious but a lot of work.

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YUM! Played this morning, washing the canning jars now, have to get my tomatoes canned!

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Have a great Labor Day!

We are having a nice meal today. hot dogs, slaw, baked beans, corn on the cob, pickled beets, pickled cucumbers, zesty bread and butter pickles, green and black olives, turtle pie, and ice cream. I made it all as healthy as I could but I won't eat everything on the list. i often just have a taste of the high calorie/high carb stuff.

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Hubby is taking extra time off over the holiday so we are having a mini vacation. We saw our son and we are getting some things done around here.

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Yum!! That sounds good!! All of it!! And healthy too.

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I am planning on having my annual fix of Italian sausage and peppers and onions this weekend, at a cultural festival in a neighboring town. I am going to make sure I've got lots of crunchy veggies and things to dip so I feel like I'm getting some treats. (I didn't really get to celebrate at July 4th, and I just can't let the summer pass without some special summery foods: maybe something like watermelon and feta salad with mint)

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I'm trying to figure out what I want to fix for Labor Day. It is so hot and will be all week and I have little appetite. I would rather just eat ice cream but...............lol. I don't want a bunch of leftovers as I get sick of them fast. What are you having?

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Thanks, Heather. 17 years is a long time to love someone and then lose them. I have never had a pet that long. Reekie is the longest I ever had a pet. I will try to do that with Reekie too once the initial pain dies down some. Right now I just try to keep busy and distract myself.

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So sorry to hear about your loss. I have 2 wonderful pets now but about 3 years ago we had lost our pet dog of over 17 years. I was so horrible! I know exactly how awful you feel. Everytime I felt like crying, I tried to think about something happy or funny to remember about my Shadow.

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Thank you. It's the bad part of having a pet - losing them. Something we all experience if we want to give our hearts away to them.

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I'm very sorry to hear that you lost your pet, Morticia.

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Thank you, Linda. We got his casket made and the liner ready and we will bury him soon when it cools off.

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I am so sorry Morticia! huggs to you and your family, God bless............ emoticon

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Reekie, my pet, died so I will not be around much for a while.

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The times and places here are not all that convenient either. The Farmer's markets here sell a lot of jams and baked goods too as the Amish sell them. I'm fortunate in that this stuff usually doesn't attract me. I love the fruits and veggies.

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There are lots of farmer's markets here but they are usually at times/places that are not at all convenient to me. Quite a few of them are held weekdays during working hours, but unfortunately I don't work near any of them and can't take a long lunch break.

Then there's the whole "too many tempting carbs" thing. Some bigger markets here feature gourmet baked goods and jams, hand made chocolates, artisanal breads, gourmet food trucks, and heaven knows what other sorts of temptations. I read about 1 held on Saturdays, but didn't think I could say away from all those goodies. Sigh!


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I'm jealous of your trip to the flea market and the farmer's market. I wish we had more here. Our farmer's market is only open 2 days a week which is ridiculous as we live in the bread basket of the world! We have tons of canning supplies and don't can like we used to as we have 3 upright freezers.

We need to feed our garden.

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walked almost a mile this morning and the flea market and farmers market. I found a good deal on a canning pot, they usually cost $25, this was brand new but had a small dent in the pot. the dent did not break the inside and they discounted it to $10. I wasn't able to find any canning jars, I've got to get online and see if I can find any deals.
great day here, supposed to get to 91 with scattered thunderstorms. getting ready to watch football! I may go to Home Depot and the garden later if I get ambitious, I need to stake up some of my tomatoes, they are getting so heavy they are falling over......... emoticon

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It's raining here today and in the 70s but it's going to get in the 90s again this week and will be miserable. Reekie is doing a little better. I am too with my cold. I am not eating as well as I would like to nor getting as much exercise as I would like but I have Reekie and myself to take care of. Sometimes you have to make do. I hope everyone else is doing well. Once school starts we usually have more people starting the diet. That and cooler temps in September should get a lot of us moving.

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Time to wake up, Beachers, and get busy! LOL.

I got more sleep and feel a little better today. I hate summer colds!! I ate better yesterday too and that helps. I have gotten my outdoor chores done and some work done inside I really needed to get done. I'm having turkey salad for supper with some slaw and a peach and some jello but may sneak a bite of my hubby's potato salad and macaroni salad. I can handle the calories as I have not eaten much lately.

My pet is doing a little better. I wish he would stabilize and get over this. These near death experiences are almost killing us all.

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It can be fun but it usually is a lot of work. Setting up camp, trying to make decent meals without all the conveniences.

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My family did primitive camping. I never stayed in a motel until I was an adult!

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Cool!! I have a couple of friends who do similar things and have always found it interesting. The male friend does Civil War reenactments and the female friend does renaissance fairs.

When I lived at home we had nice vacations. As an adult I have had few real vacations either. Only about 3 that were real vacations. The rest were primitive camping - tons of work.

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Morticia, I have an odd hobby. I am a longtime historic reenactor. This was an annual convention, in medieval costume, in western PA. (It is about a 12-hour drive for us.) There were over 10,000 people there! We saw friends from all over, so that was very nice.

Except for this, most of our time off are "stay-cations". I don't think I've ever had a traditional vacation (hotel and pool or the beach). I've never been anywhere tropical or exotic.

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You should share with us the details of your vacation. I NEVER get to go on one so I live vicariously through the vacations of others. LOL.

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Sorry to hear that you are under the weather, Morticia.
Hooray for Reekie doing well.
I'm just returning from vacation, so I have tons of catching up to do!

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I have a mild summer cold (so far) - headache, a little congestion. I am treating it thus far with chicken soup, airborne, vitamin c, vitamin d, herbal teas.

We took Reekie for his one month check up and his lungs are 90% clear! He has to stay on antibiotics twice a day for another month. We still give him the 3 syringe feedings a day and the 4 respiratory treatments but he can go to the larger 02 box and be weaned off. No wheeling, no exertion, no dust baths yet.

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I am in slow mode every day now. Giving up an hour a day of sleep has been had to adjust to.

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so glad Reekie is doing better! I'm in slo-mo today, trying to find the motivation to get moving and do something, even if it is wrong!
after posting the above, I finally started on cleaning house, mopped floors, vacuumed, fixed up a bag to take to the food bank, cleared off some counters, a productive day FINALLY!

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The sun is out, It's warm and breezy. I enjoy days like this even if I have to spend a lot of time inside with Reekie. He is doing so much better. Is stronger and eating more on his own. Having less problems breathing on his own.

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I like to garden too. I usually have a huge garden and would grow practically everything I could grow here that we like but have cut back recently. I am enjoying what I am growing though.

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8/2/14 6:18 P

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After being lazy since Tuesday (lots of rain), I made it back to the garden to pull weeds in my patch, trim back the zucchini, went to the gym for half an hour on the bike, then back to Home Depot to get some props for one of the tomato cages that fell over and to stake the cucumbers so they will grow up the trellis. 5 hrs of just messing around, but lots of fun!
pulled some little beets to cook for supper and 3 little cukes. the tomato plants look like they've been treat with radiation they are so big and green, like something from the old sci-fi flick The Swamp Thing............lots of blooms and fruit, but none ripe yet........




"The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your needs in parched places...and you shall be like a watered garden whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11

"To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with" ..........Mark Twain

"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry"..........Mark Twain



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8/1/14 11:06 A

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Thanks for the positive message for all of our team members!! Very encouraging!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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8/1/14 9:50 A

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"It works if you work it."
So happy to see the scale moving in the right direction again! Thank you Dr. A for such a solid plan that gets results! I've also been celebrating all the NSVs: increased resistance on the elliptical/increased speed on stair stepper, a pair of pants no longer giving me a muffin top, not cringing when I look in the mirror! I'm feeling ready to tackle the weekend!

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7/31/14 7:26 P

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Sounds like a good plan. We can't always expect to be perfect but we should strive to improve.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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7/31/14 2:18 P

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Cheat day yesterday, did not track all my eating. I had an appointment for blood work yesterday at 8:30 a.m. and it was raining. Got there early and out early, then because of the rain I wanted a smothered breakfast burrito, so I got one at the local diner. Left about half of the tortilla and ate mostly the inside and chili sauce on top. Not too bad, but then went shopping at the thrift store, back to my apartment and worked on my computer, watched TV and read for the rest of the day.
Today I am back on track (kind of), even though I am going to a premier movie screening tonight of Guardians of the Universe with my DIL. We will be meeting at the light rail and taking the shuttle to the theater.
I keep telling me, baby steps, I can't do it all at once, just work on making the best choices possible and keep moving. and so it goes............

"The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your needs in parched places...and you shall be like a watered garden whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11

"To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with" ..........Mark Twain

"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry"..........Mark Twain



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7/28/14 5:14 P

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Welcome back!! It seems like a lot of people are coming back again lately!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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7/28/14 3:07 P

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Hi everyone, yep, it's me....again! I'm back and really going to try to stick with it. Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

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7/27/14 7:13 P

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Hubby and I are tired today. We drove 3 hours over to the vet yesterday to take Porkie for dental surgery and to have a check up for Reekie's pneumonia. The vet said he is 50% better so we are to continue what we are doing.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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7/25/14 11:23 A

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It's always great to exceed your doctor's expectations. They are usually accustomed to being disappointed.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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7/25/14 10:31 A

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I've been his "model patient" for several years now. At my heaviest, he wasn't very encouraging about my ability to lose the weight, but I proved him wrong. After I lost a lot of weight, he insisted that I must have taken weight loss aids or done extreme things, but I didn't. It was just learning to eat fewer carbs and finding a form of exercise I could do (water aerobics) without injuring myself, then increasing the exercise.

Then the doctor told me I probably couldn't keep it off permanently. It is a constant struggle for me and I've had a few ups and downs, but I actually have managed to keep most of it off and now have lost more. Last year's injury made me more determined. I love being right about my ability to do this.

I do still have more weight to lose, but if anything, I am much more concerned with losing it than he is because my overall health has been very good for a number of years. I have hereditary hypertension (my dad was very thin, but had very high BP) that is well controlled with meds, but otherwise almost never have health problems.

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7/25/14 10:16 A

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Good job!! Your doctor should be very pleased!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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7/25/14 9:08 A

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Great work, Morticia! Things are going well for me now, too. I have a doctor checkup/weigh-in on Monday, and he will be pleased. Not only did I lose the few pounds I'd gained last year when sidelined by injury, I'm down by a total of 20 lbs from last year's weigh in.

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