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9/25/17 10:19 P

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hi everyone I loss 3 pounds this week yea I am so enjoyed about losing jeannie hope you a e doing well with all the things that you do I am thinking I might have to slow down some myself but not sure what I want to cut out maybe work sounds like everyone is having a good wee Bobbi wow you are doing really well I am so glad for you and encouraging to me keep up the good work have a great week Lou emoticon

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Jeannie,
Thanks so much for everything you say and thanks for the Star.

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Bobbi, you really are the star of the show! Great work!! emoticon

Lois, so sorry it's the knees giving you fits. No joints with problems are good, but it always seems like knees are very painful. I've never had knee trouble, but I know what it was like before I had my hips replaced. Hope you find ways to lessen the pain.

We went to another football game this afternoon (the 11 year old). They lost, the first of their season, but kids need to learn how to lose, too. Ian seemed to be taking it in stride. He's a good kid.

So, so hot again today. I'm so over these high temps and humidity...especially in late September. Today is our 52nd anniversary and I can honestly say we've never had one where we've had to run the AC like today! emoticon emoticon

Hope you all are having a great weekend. Next week this time we'll be talking about October. I find it hard to believe! Wow. So, take care of yourselves and find at least one good thing to do for yourself each and every day! Hugs, Jeannie emoticon

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9/24/17 2:26 P

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Lois,
Your very welcome for the Fall pix and I also hate for the winter to come because,
it makes me hurt in my knees and back ugh..but I love the Fall.

Well I have great News. Today was my weigh in day and I have lost 6 lbs. and so that,
make my Overall loss =77 lbs. in 8 months.



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Jeannie… it’s those dang knees that the Dr. says is bone on bone….. and he’s a thin Indian guy and won’t do surgery if my BMI is too high!! Was glad I had lost weight from the last time I saw him (he didn’t know I had lost more and gained some back) but said, keep it up.. I smiled. At least he was more friendly… This time it’s real strange,,, first the right, then the left, but the last several days it settled in my left knee!! I just have to take more ibuprofen… which he does not like… It’s harvest time in Iowa… So thinking about seeing the corn and beans come out of the field…. You mentioned “upstairs” – did you buy a house with your bedrooms upstairs… OH MY…. I have and want a one story house…. Stairs are a killer!
Yesterday I was so hungry for something sweet, I bought a jar of raisins! And ate quite a few. Needless to say, things are moving along well this morning! :)
Jackie…. I hope your latest problems resolve and you can get back on track eating wise… I know how encouraging it is to be going in the right direction!!
Louie… oh my, I’m tired reading your schedule… but your eating plan sounds amazing!! Hope you week is great!
Bobbi,,, thanks for the Happy Fall picture,, I dread fall because winter is right behind, but your poster helps me think happy thoughts!!
Karen…. So hope you have great success with that PT for the fluid in your legs. That whole lymphedema thing sounds so miserable to me, but I’ll bet your new eating plan is helpful.
Cheers to all on this team,,,, and this journey we are on!


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9/23/17 10:50 A

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Hi Ladies...no rain here for the past several days. Today it is going to be warm and there is not a single cloud in the sky. Should be like this all weekend.
We are going to a craft fair today at Old Deerfield Village. Lots of old homes which have been restored down the area's main thoroughfare. Just looking forward to seeing some quality crafts and being outside in the fresh air. We'll take the little car and put the top down. May do a bit of Christmas shopping.
The leaves have started to turn here, but they are not close to peak yet. It is a lovely time of the year to live in Vermont. When I was touring some of the credit union branches last week, along my route was a covered bridge. Yes, we actually have them and use them, lol. Such a Vermont-y thing to do!
Auditors are gone, thank goodness, and hopefully I will have a quieter week next week. We are already gearing up for the food/money drive. We are already at around $17,000 of our $90,000 goal. The actual kickoff is not until November, but there is plenty to be done beforehand, including a mailing to 2000 folks and businesses. Bust times, but all for a good cause!
I finally went to my PCP and have referrals to a dermatologist for two things in my face, he and I both suspect that might be skin cancers, but we will see. One I have had for a long time and one is a recent issues. Both look weird and neither one of us could come up with a plausible explanation for it. I also have an appointment for my annual mammo, a meeting with the surgeon, an eye doctor appointment and will be starting 30 visits to the PT so that she can to manual lymph drainage on my legs. Not as scary as it sounds, lol, it is a form of massage therapy and is not overly painful. I am thinking that plus my continuing weight loss might help my legs quite a bit.
Sounds like we have a couple of members under the weather--I hope you feel better soon! Babs and Jeannie are busy, busy as always and Jackie is singing her heart out!
What a nice group we are!
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9/22/17 9:55 P

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Just wanna say hello and goodnight to everyone here on this team and hope you,
all are ready for the weekend and hope you all will have some great plans.



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9/22/17 6:02 P

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hi everyone Lois and barbara I hope you fill better soon Jeannie wish we would get some of that rain we got a little but not enough less that an inch
it has been a busy week Monday I had to go to work for a meeting Then Tues I had bible study at 10/30 And then again at 7 then I worked from 3 to 6 the new meal plan I am doing sends you to the grocery store often since every thing is fresh wednesday I took a friend home on the south side then went to the far northeast side to go to lunch with a friend that did not work out then evening went to church to help with English class Thurs and Friday work Tomorrow is the first ladies meeting at church at lunch time so busy Might have to do something about this schedule Have a great week Lou






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Hello all ... I will read the posts ... however wanted to let you know I'm on a crazy train for work and adelines ... plus car issues (now resolved, but you know how it puts you at the affect of not being to go anywhere) ... I hope to be caught up within 2 weeks so I can breathe again (good plan) Meanwhile, my eating plan has suffered from bad choices and sporadic eating.

Hope you are well, prayers for those in pain and/or sorrow...

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Lois, sorry to hear you're having pain bad enough to cancel going to work. I may have missed it in some of my brief absences, but where are you having pain/shots? Is it a knee? Hope you have better days ahead that are pain-free.

We had almost 3" of rain when the day was done yesterday. What a gift that is! So happy to finally get it, too. We're still in drought conditions here, but at least the earth got a bit of a drink.

First day of Fall? It's to be 93 here today!! Too hot to suit me. I can't remember when (if ever) we've had to run the AC this late in September.

What does everyone have planned for the weekend? My cousin texted yesterday and she and her hubby have decided to drive down to see us and the "new" house. It'll be fun to see them. What should I fix for lunch??

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Just a brief check-in... to get cheered up by Bobbi's post/pictures and others. Off to a busy day, but i did call in and cancelled my night shift tonight. Interesting, went to the doctor a couple weeks ago and when I was there, no pain,,,, now the pain/ache..... UGH! is keeping me home tonight. A shot helped before, I may have to break down and do that again, especially if they decided which one will continue to hurt! :)


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Jeannie,
Thanks so much for all that you say about my weight loss and my eating plan,
is great and I am learning a lot about being healthy and that will never change,
and I am always drinking my water with every meal even breakfast.

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It's a beautiful rainy morning in southern Iowa! I think we got about 2 1/2 inches last night, which is more than we've had all summer!! So thankful to get it. We had a pretty spectacular thunder and lightening show almost all night long.

Barbara, sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope your at least got some sleep last night and that work goes fairly well for you today. What part of the country do you live in?

Babs, I know you're on your cycle of days off right now. Enjoy those few precious "free" hours! I really admire you and our other working teammates...Karen, Barbara, Jackie, Lou, Lois...there are probably others, as well, but congrats to each and every one of you for doing what you do! I guess I have become a "weenie" as my kids would have said a generation ago! LOL

Lois, glad to hear those cravings are gone. Keep up the great work! We have to be focused all the time, it seems!

Sure hope CJ is having a nice vacation!

Bobbi, I don't know what plan you are following for your weight loss, but whatever it is sure seems to be working well for you. You are showing so much dedication and progress and we're all so proud of you!!

I'm enjoying the slow start to the day. Richard even slept in, so it was quiet downstairs when I had my coffee. Watching the rain and hoping to get caught up on a little housework today. Hoping each of you has a wonderful day. Love and hugs, Jeannie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABS,
Thanks so much for your much kind words.



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Good afternoon, everyone. Well, I am home sick today. Caught some kind of stomach bug. Not good. My body hurts all over. I am really hoping that I am better by tomorrow because I have to go into work tomorrow. No choice, sick or not. I think if I can get a good nights sleep I will be ok. Not eating much today. Nothing looks good and it makes me queasy. I am going to try and eat a light dinner, take a melatonin, hot bath and go to bed early. Glad everyone else is doing well. I just wanted to check in. Back to my chair. I don't have enough energy for anything else. See you all tomorrow. Have a great evening.

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Good morning, everyone! I'm on the fly again today. Someone called me at the last minute to go to a meeting for the museum. It's in a small town nearby, but regardless, I was planning on a day at home. My fault for not saying "no", but I didn't want to leave us without any representation either. I'm going to practice saying...NO, NO, NO! LOL

Hope all of you are well. I'll try to stop back later and respond to people a little better! Hugs, Jeannie

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Lois, congratulations! Glad to see you are happy and making progress. I don't know how you continue to work - on your feet the whole time - when you have the knee problems. Hats off to you. The book sounds very interesting. What a story.

Bobbi, you deserve those congrats. Love the post.

Must get moving. Lots to accomplish as I have to leave early today. But then I'm off for 4 days!!



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Babs,
Thanks so much for the congrats on my 71 lbs. lost in 8 months.

"Wishing everyone else the best in their weight loss as well...Just be as healthy as you can"

(Have a great and wonderful week)



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FINALLY! FINALLY! food cravings are gone and weight loss is slowly happening. Low-carb is working for me AGAIN! as I see it is with others on the team. So many good posts! Such an awesome team with incredible people! Thank you ALL for helping me on this journey.

Books! I just finishing " A Miracle for Jen" -- a true story about a girl who survived a horrific car accident (I know their family here in Virginia). I knew their story, but the book has almost left me speechless to think about their daily struggles and then victories... It's worth the read. Author Linda Barrick

I'm back at work... now working nights 11-7 but find that the next day, I'm "out for the count." And with chronic knee pain that shifts from one leg to the other depending on the day.. :) I'm not sure how long. One of the women who works there is 81,,, going to be 82 in December. I'm sure I won't be able to make it that long....

Lots of plans for things to accomplish this fall and not sure I'm up to them all... but I keep plugging, just like I do on this weight loss journey.

God Bless you all!! love this team!

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Good morning friends. We had some thick fog this morning. Stormed last night. Fog this morning. But we needed the rain so desperately.

I'm anxiously (but not patiently) waiting for fall. I love the gorgeous colored leaves in the fall. The pumpkins. Scarecrows. Even the witches. I think I'll work myself into a frenzy and go out flapping my 'bat wings!' emoticon

Barbara, 2 departments - yikes! That is hectic. Bet you go home exhausted. The good news is it's not permanent. Hang in there.

Hi, Karen. Happy to see that your eating plan continues to work for you.

Have a T-riffic Tuesday!

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Thank you all for the warm welcome. It was a particularly busy day at work. I have been covering two different departments and, thank goodness, the new person starts to tomorrow. So, I spent part of the day moving my things back to my permanent office. I will spend the next three weeks between the two. I will be training the new person plus doing my job. So, it will be a hectic few weeks.

Karen - I am finding that on a low carb diet I feel better. Eating too many carbs make me feel like I am hung over. Of course the loss of weight is a good side effect. emoticon

Babs - nice to meet you and thank you for your warm welcome.

Well, got to get going. I just wanted to check in and say hi. See you all tomorrow.

Barbara

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Welcome Barbara! I am doing the same type of eating plan as you. I have been doing it since 7/11/17 and so far have lost 23.1 pounds. And...I have no cravings!
Good luck to you--this is the most supportive group I have ever belonged to, and I hope yu will feel the same way!
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71 pounds in eight months!! WOW, Bobbi. That’s amazing. Congratulations.

Karen, auditors - yet again??? Yikes. You’re a pro at this though. You mentioned some delicious fruit you and Jim picked up. Jaki went to the store Saturday morning and picked up strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Yum!! I love blackberries. Rinse them. No sugar or anything. I just love them. But I like fruit.

Barbara, welcome. Just love your name (ha, ha - my name too). I’m with you. I think this is a great website and this is a great time. Happy to have you with us. I think you’ll enjoy this time. We’re friendly, encouraging and motivating. Glad you seem to have found what works for you. That’s the key - what works for You! It’s different for each one of us.

Hi, Lou. Hope that sinus headache is gone by now. We’ve had them in my family too. It’s warm and way too dry around here.

Hi, Jeannie. Seems like you’ve been busy too. Book store. Magic words. It’s as good as Michaels and/or Hobby Lobby. My favorite places to shop. I love books. I have them on my Kindle and I have them in my bedroom, living room, sunroom basement. Get the picture??

Time to move on with my work for the day. Finally made it here. How is it that the older I get and the less I work the busier I am???? emoticon


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"Good morning team"
Just popping in to wish everyone a great week and hope everyone has got their plan,
moving along into the right direction and drink that water I have learnt to drink my,
water now @ every meal and that makes me feel awesome dedication is going great,
and the support is here just have too look for it and someone will be here for you.



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Good morning, Friends! Lou, there is a post from you last evening. Is that the one you are talking about? It was about 10 my time, maybe 11 where you are (can't remember right now where you live, though). SP can be frustrating at times.

I know I haven't posted for awhile. Just so darned busy and can't seem to get caught up. This job of being retired is getting to be almost as busy as when I had a real job. I don't know how you ladies do it who are still working, regardless of whether it is full or part time! Wow!

Of course, I have to admit that some of the "busyness" is self-imposed, like when I take a day and go somewhere with my friend to go to lunch and stop at the book store (about the only so-called shopping that I do). I like to hold a book in my hands, rarely buy them except at the half price book store, but love to look and hold. So, that was one whole day last week. The next was a day given up to taking Richard's cousin with me to my hometown to take care of some banking business related to my Mom's estate, than driving her back to her eye appt for a shot in her eye (that didn't happen bc of some inflammation). Throw in an afternoon of being at the museum (and that seems to be coming about once a week these days), a few of the GS's football games...well, you get the picture. I will be working to get things smoothed out here one of these days. Tomorrow I go to see my sister again, too...almost forgot that!! Sigh!

Karen, I didn't know your eating plan has a name, but it seems to be the Whole30, if I'm reading a previous post right. Did you happen to run across it yourself or was it recommended to you? I read a bit about it and like some of the things mentioned in the information. So glad it is working for you, and yes...we all have to find what works best for ourselves. The trick for me is to not fall into something because I've become impatient when it isn't working "fast enough" for me.

Bobbi...continuing to do great!

Barbara, welcome! Happy to have you with us!

CJ, have fun!!

Read most of the posts yesterday, so you know where that leaves me...with no memory of what was said...or mostly none, at least!

So, here's to a wonderful week for each of you! Enjoy these last few days of Summer! Fall is knocking on our doors! LOL Love and hugs, Jeannie

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morning I wrote a long post last night and it did not go in I do not know why I will try with this and post later Lou

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Time to say bye for a few days, I won't have access to a computer for a few days. So my streak of login's and spins will end today. 290 days. emoticon .I will start again when I get back.

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hi everyone Bobbi you should be so proud of yourself you should reward yourself with something you would enjoy for the great work you did AWESOME
babes I don't shopping of any kind esp grocery shopping I hate to bring it home and put it all away
Lois I am on that slope with you and I want off
Karen I think you are right we will all find the food plan that will work for us right now the whole30 is working for me I have lost 4#and I feel a little better sure hope the weather calms down for every one
I am starting my 2nd week 3 more to go I better get some rest now I have not been doing that well staying up too late and not sleeping Have a terrible headache which is sinus LOU emoticon emoticon

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I am new to this group and I hope to get to know you all in time. I am on a low carb, high fat diet. My cholesterol was high and with this diet I have brought it down 16 points without medication. I have a doctor who believes in doing things holistically. She does not give medication unless it is absolutely necessary, that is why I like her. I don't want to be on all sorts of medication. I am trying to get off of all the allergy meds I am currently taking. I think this might be part of my problem. Too much medication. It does not seem to be doing any good. Anyway, I am finding that I feel much better on the the low carb diet than eating a higher carb diet. So, I am back to it. Right now I think I need the support more than I thought I did. I am finding that I can't do this alone. I keep searching for that magic pill and it is nowhere to be found. I am part of so many diet websites that I think I am over-whelming myself. So, I am choosing to just be a part of one, this one. Well, got to run. I need to get my meals going. I hope everyone has a great day.

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Good job, Bobbi! You really have found an eating plan that works for you!
I think that is the battle most of us face. There is so much information out there about the latest and greatest "guaranteed to take the pounds off" plan, that we get discouraged when "it" doesn't work for us. Then we get down on ourselves and feel like failures, again. WE ARE NOT FAILURES! If we were, we would not be picking ourselves up, dusting ourselves off and trying again. I like to think for all of us that eventually we find what works for us. I am so happy to be a member of this particular SP group. What a nice group of folks!
Yesterday we went to lunch at Chili's. First and last time for us--I eat out quite a bit and their menu had almost nothing I could eat! And Jim's "mild" food was so spicy he could scarcely eat it. We did go to the apple orchard and picked up apples, peaches and blueberries and then we went to the produce stand we like a lot and purchased tomatoes and summer squash. On my low carb eating, I have to watch the fruit. One apple or peach is almost half the carbs I can have in a day. It is fine to eat them, but only if I watch what additional carbs I have planned for the day. My range is 30-50, but I try to keep it no higher than 40 if at all possible. Sometimes it is possible and sometimes not and I try not to get too crazy about it. I will say that as far as carbs found in potatoes and baked goods, they are not a problem. I just don't eat those types of foods anymore. The strange thing is, I don't even have any cravings.
I did also find that wine doesn't have a prohibitive amount of carbs, so once in a great while I will have a glass when I am out with Jim. I typically don't have any in the fridge at home because it goes bad well before I would ever finish a bottle.
Today we are just relaxing at home. I have some laundry going and the Red Sox game starts shortly. Going to sit here and relax!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday. Babs, I have auditors tomorrow!
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"Pam, Thanks so much and yes their is a lot of hard work and dedication.



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That is fantastic, Bobbi! It shows a lot of hard work and dedication.
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Just wanna say hello and hope everyone is doing well this weekend.

"I have lost: 3 lbs. for this week and my overall loss is =71 lbs."
and was lost in 8 months.



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Babs,
Thanks so much for that nice of you.

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Hi Sparkers! Lois, you are absolutely correct--I don't really care much for beef. So....most of my protein is in chicken, fish, pork, bacon, sausages and eggs. I also eat a fair amount of nuts. No, the manager I was talking about will not be offered a teller job in lieu of her management position. I am still hopeful that we will be able to turn this around. She has been with me for 10 years, and I really like her. Hope your knee feels better!
Babs, I don't like grocery shopping, either. That's why I do very large orders four times a year and then just pick up fresh produce and meats biweekly. It seems to work for us. I know you have talked about Abby recently, but how is Joe?
LittleLouie--I just sent you an email about Whole30. Diets are fickle things....you have to keep searching around until you find the one that fits you and your lifestyle.
We all face the same eating struggles and we will all get through it!
Hi to everyone I missed! One of these days I will take notes before I start posting!
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Lois, happy to see your lovely posts. Darn slippery slopes. We'll work on this together. We can do it.

Hi, Bobbi. Beautiful greeting for Thursday.

Been busy but nothing major accomplished. I really do not like weekly grocery shopping. But with 4 people in the house I don't know how to avoid it. Today wasn't so bad. We always need produce, milk and things for Abby's lunches now that school's back in session.

Laundry is finished - for today. Now I wonder who's going to clean the bathroom!

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Thanks for your comment on my clothes and all and yes I feel very proud,
and thanks for loving my post.

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I just read the gpalmer blog (down 200# in 2 years). But when he said this, I thought it was GREAT:
"Greg struggled with cravings for the first few months of his journey. To keep hunger at bay, he ramped up his protein intake. When he felt like he really had to have junk food, he would pick it up at the grocery store, walk around with it for a while and then put it back on the shelf. By the time he got home, the craving would be gone, and he enjoyed the small victory of not buying the junk food.

What an awesome idea... Actually, I did that about a week ago, put a box of cookies in my cart but then after shopping put it back before I checked out!

What a fun/great idea!! I can DO THAT!! Do that with a new thing every time I shop!! More NSVs!!


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Hello!
I don’t know about everyone else, but now when I say my age, my brain stops and says, “really?” this age was always unattainable when I was in my 20s and 30s… Now my brain thinks I’m back in my 20s to 40s age…. BUT My body does NOT….

OH,,, CJ…. I used that verse recently. I was “looking” at a friend’s sin and God reminded me that the no sin is greater than another and that I better LOOK at my gluttony as sin before I see the speck in my friends eye! And so glad your sister can go home, and oh my word,,, back to work…. It’s been a long road, but glad to hear she has had success with physical therapy. I hadn’t read the GPalmer story… but it looks very interesting… my goal is to learn to take the steps to meet my goal… I have a wedding to go to next June. I must get to work and quit “slipping back and forth”….

Karen, your notes about your diet and success is very encouraging to me because I want things fast… and hearing you’re glad for your slow progress reminds me what I should have as an attitude, too. If you don’t eat much beef, what do you eat to get some protein in. I understand the CHO and FAT…. Calories. Just curious! I took a job one time that I was not suited for…. A management position. I was much better as a “doer/helper” and it was telling when I realized it. Thinking of your “manager” – would they consider going back to being a good teller… I’ll bet she would have more job satisfaction… but then that may just be me.

Bobbi,,,, love your posts! Wow, from a 6x to a 3x… GOOD FOR YOU!!

Lou…. Yes, don’t give up! yup, it’s those little NSV (like no oreos) that are encouraging… You can do it!

Babs… “My problem is that I go like gangbusters. Then when I 'slip' I allow it to become a slippery slope and I keep sliding down/down/down” – that's my problem EXACTLY! That’s cool… Spectacular September. A 10 day vacation, but since that started Sept 1 – it’s over already…. Sorry! Back to work a week already…. Harder to go the older we are! I have a job that I can go to if I want to – a nurse “as needed” If they call me to work, I have an option to say “yes” or “no” and only have to work at least 16 hours/month. Since I’m 77 now, a job like that is great… because there are frequent things I like to do (plays, friends, events) so I can’t be tied to more scheduled work.

Wyndy,,, TWO years in bed,,, oh my word, and you are still able to almost walk around the block. I say that is GREAT and if you did it before, I’m sure you can do it again. Losing an animal, one that has been with you for years is sad… Sorry you had to endure that! Glad to see you back!

Houston area and Florida and also Georgia and South Carolina people dealing with wind and water…. Oregon, California, Washington, Montana,?Wyoming dealing with fire and smoke, Mexico dealing with earth quake – also had one in the western part of VA…. I loved the post the other day: We can verify exactly how life began 55 million years ago, but we can’t predict the direction of the hurricane 1-2 days in advance…. With all our science you would think somebody would be able to devise a way to change a hurricane, instead of just watch it….

Jineane…. A cruise from Canada to Hawaii,,,, that sounds like a wonderful vacation. If I cruise, I don’t think I would want to stop at every island etc… just stay on the boat and enjoy the activities there. $200 worth of gift cards… What a find! Enjoy!

Jeannie… WOW,,,, smoke from the fires out west in Iowa… Oh My! How can one be so busy when we don’t “work” anymore…. OH, Jeannie,,, your DS and DIL went to Jacksonville… that sounds scary!

I think a bee or wasp stung my ear this morning while I was feeding the dogs. I immediately took some Benadryl (which I have been trying to avoid since studies show it may be involved with Alzheimers) and now 10 hours later, my ear is itching something fierce… Ugh may have to do a Benadryl again. Miserable! I used to get perms every 3 months as I have very straight hair. Well the hair on the top of my head was thinning, and so I stopped having perms. About 6 weeks ago, I had the hair dresser give me a razor cut. Man, I love my hair now… Fairly straight hair, but I found a curling iron/dryer thing that works perfectly.

I’ve been sitting here rubbing my right knee. I was walking down the hall at work last night and suddenly got a VERY sharp pain on the inside aspect of my right knee. It doesn’t feel like the joint and when the pain shoots, I lose my strength in my leg. Walking is ok most of the time with little discomfort but certain movements cause it to be intense/sharp. Taking my Tumeric, occasional Ibuprofen and tonight YL Deep Relief essential oil Roll On ….. and pray that it heals in the next couple of days…. I’m scheduled to work Friday and Sunday night, too. I had it about 2 months ago and then it went away… Going away will make me happy, happy, happy!!

Sorry this is so long, but I re-read all the post for the last month…. What a great team with great leaders and members. love to you all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,





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Day 3 at work. I’m tired. I need some time off!!

It’s 66 degrees and cloudy. Makes me feel tired. But then a lot of things make me feel tired. I am really getting old!

Karen, good luck with all of your upcoming doctor visits - even those you are still planning to schedule. I hate it when it’s time for all of those appointments.

Karen, you asked when I ‘really going to retire?’ Good question. I think I’ll be ready to retire and then someone who is retired tells me “I sure wish I had a PT job like you do, especially one I like!’ So I start wondering: Should I? Shouldn’t I?

I was talking to my sister yesterday and I said - I’m tired. I need to just throw in the towel, buckle up and realize money will get tight without extra income. She’s on disability, even though she’s 10 years younger than I am. That is due to a knee replacement she had some years ago. I don’t remember how long ago. At any rate, she was a meat wrapper. After the knee replacement she was not able to perform her job duties, i.e. be on her feet for 8+ hours each day. She worked a lot of overtime too. Had a lot of problems and was forced to quit. Fortunately she did not have any problems whatsoever getting on disability - but she was young. That means she doesn’t get a lot each month. So she’s thinking of volunteering at her GS’ school, at a homeless shelter and possibly at a hospital to help with babies born with addiction. She said she’d do a little, and then if all goes well add something else. But she said be careful. Be very sure you’re willing to give up a position you’ve held for years, working for people you love. Good points.

So to answer your question: I’m still not sure. PT does seem to be working for me. It’s just always hard to come back after being off and being downright lazy.

Lou, good luck with your Whole30 program. I don’t really know anything about that program. But if it works for you, that’s fantastic.

More later.

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lost my last post wynd sorry about your dog When you have them for so long they are really family and will be missed Karen sounds like you are taking good care of your self and that is good PT sounds like a good plan to me glad that your family was spared
Babs I always hated to go back to work after time off there is always more to do
Jackie glad that your eye shot is being spaced out Mine is still every 30 days don't seem to be decreasing the fluid we have change medicine once hopefully it will work and I can go longer I usually do not have any problems afterwards just some itching
my friend talked into trying the whole30 program it is very restrictive and difficult and I don't believe you should be on it for more than 30 It is a detox like diet suppose to help with pain from inflammation pain I am on day 3 have a good day Lou Bobbie what an awesome change I know that you feel better emoticon

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Wyndy, I am so sorry to hear about Dollar. I understand where you are coming from, though. We have a cocker spaniel named Alfredsson and a cat named Ivy and these are our last pets as well. We just can't do it anymore and with the way we like to go away for weekends, it gets pretty expensive to board both of them. They are now both on specialized food as well and then there are the vet visits. It's just like having young children again. But these are definitely the last two.
Bobbi! Wow! What a difference in shirt sizes! You rock, lady! I am so impressed...you are a good example for all of us.
Babs, when are you going to really retire for real? Honestly, there are days I have to drag myself out of bed to go to work. I think I am just getting tired out in general. I am hoping to hang on for a few more years. I would like to retire shortly before my 70th birthday if possible. That's three more years as from 12/27/17. We'll see.
I have just scheduled my annual mammogram and have had my primary care doctor refer me to a dermatologist. I have had this weird thing on my face for awhile which doesn't seem to go away. It is red and oddly shaped, and wouldn't you know it? About three weeks ago I noticed what I thought was a large zit developing on the other side of my face. Well, it is now three weeks later and I still have it. It never turned into a zit, looks like a bug bite, but I was never bitten. It does not hurt and has never come to a head. It feels mushy, and I have no idea what it is. I figured I had better get both things checked out. The doctor is booking out to at least a month, so I will see how that goes. I have also decided to go back to PT for manual lymph drainage. Since my insurance will cover 30 sessions annually, I will use them for the last part of this year and then in the new year I will continue with 30 more. I figured since I have been losing weight, I might as well see how much fluid I could get rid of. Hopefully at least enough so that I could wear real compression hose. Ugly disease.
All the folks I know in FL fared well during the storm. Jess' in laws had no damage other than a neighbor's tree fell over their fence and damaged that and they had a lot of branches from their own trees as well in their yard. They do have power but no internet. The folks I know on the east coast have no power but at least had not much damage and thank goodness they don't live in a high rise. Those things don't have windows you can open and with the power off there is no AC. Yikes!
Jackie...isn't that nice that you can delay your next eye shot for a little longer than this last one? Jeannie, are you still getting those as well?
I suppose while I am scheduling things, I might as well call the eye doctor as well, lol. I will try to remember to do that tomorrow.
Prayers for the folks in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina who were not as fortunate as the people I know. It is beyond sad.
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WYNDYM, Thanks so much for that awesome,

BABS, Thank you for that in the support of everything.

Have a great night sparks.



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My first day back. I'll be 'crawling' out of here soon. Honestly. It's ridiculous how much things have piled up.

The problems around the world are horrible: hurricanes; tornadoes; unbelievable amounts of rain; and, fires in Canada. Prayers continue for all of you.

Wyndy, so sorry about your dog. I agree that they become part of our family. 16 years is a long time to have your little buddy. emoticon

Bobbi, congratulations!! Amazing progress. Love the pretty colors of your shirts. Definitely see the difference in the sizes.

Need to get back to work now. I do plan to leave before long.

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Wyndy: So very sorry about your little doggie. Sometimes our pets are almost like one of our kids. Hope this week is better for you.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK, TO ALL OF YOU.

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Sunday - Dollar died Thursday morning. He started to have seizures around 7:30 and was dead by 8:30. We spent the day burying him out at the farm and cleaning up. He was 16 and is our last dog. We now have no animals, so I guess when I start cleaning up hair it will be ours.

I haven't paid much attention to anything the past couple of days but outside it's been around 30C which is about 90. We need some rain the lawn is burnt. The smoke was really bad Thursday and Friday but has dissipated somewhat now. I am still trying to walk around the block everyday and not eat too much bread. The stove blew up again after we changed out the controller so guess we'll have to get a new one, in the meantime it's the crock pot and the old electric fry pan.


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Thanks and yes it does feel amazing on my accomplishments.



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Good Day All ... been off line with an eye shot last Wednesday. Going to 14 weeks next time (from 10). They will examine my eyes to determine if I need a shot or can go longer. That is progress. I am so happy.

Bobbi - that is simply amazing! Congratulations to you on your accomplishment!! I know that feels good!

Jeannie - hope your cold is better .... drink a hot toddy or hot tea w/lemon!

Babs - yes time off feels so good ... it has taken me forever to get back into the swing of things from my trip in July. I keep hearing the song " I don't wanna work ... just wanna bang on de drum all day..."

Lou you are so funny (singing/bucket) ... thanks for the chuckle!

Wyndy - how is your 10 min. challenge coming? That is good way to start walking.

Yes, prayers to all ... so many places on Mother EArth are suffering from hurricanes, floods, heat waves, earthquakes, typhoons, etc.

Wishing you all a peaceful and restful Sunday.

Next week is crunch time in finishing work as Friday I am going away for Harmony Weekend (AKA SA Boot Camp) ... I am really looking forward to this again!

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Just wanted to say hello to everyone on this team and hope that everyone is safe somewhere,
over those hurricanes none this away thank goodness and so I pray for everyone's safety.

I cannot believe that my clothes are getting smaller wow from a 6x to a awesome 3x,
and I will make it to my 299 lbs. by the end of my 100 day challenge and I have friends,
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Good morning! My head cold is improving, but not quite gone. Another day or two and I'll be almost normal again...hahaha...whatever that is!

CJ, football games are a bit of a release from watching the weather nonstop and worrying about the effects of the hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. We are still praying hard for everyone's safety and hope that everyone finds a way to keep out of harm's way. The poor souls in Mexico who are dealing with the earthquake have a hard road ahead, too.

Hope everyone who is not directly dealing with the hurricane is having a good weekend. Stay safe and be smart, everyone! Love and hugs, Jeannie

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ALL I CAN SAY TONIGHT AFTER THE OU AND OHIO STATE GAME IS,!!!!!!!



BOOMER SOONER, BOOMER SOONER, BOOMER SOONER.



Football is not the important thing tonight, TO ALL OF YOU IN THE PATH OF ALL THESE STORMS IS PRAYERS ARE SENT UP FOR ALL OF YOU AND TONIGHT AND TOMORROW FOR ALL OF YOU IN FLORIDA. MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU.

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Prayers and positive thoughts for everyone in the path of the hurricaneS. Amazing. More than one.

My time off is drawing to a close. I return to work on Monday. The days have gone so fast. Rested? I don't know about that. But I was not in my office. I just had phone calls/emails while I'm home. Believe me. I can be replaced, but it's easy to ask me when they know I'm around. I don't mind - not too much anyway.

Abby's dance classes begin Monday. She's excited.

We continue to have beautiful weather. It's warming up though. It's in the low 80's now, which is a great temp. However, I turned the A/C back on. I like it 'cool.'

I lost 0.2# last week. I really, really thought it would be closer to a pound. I don't seem to be able to take a pound off in a week. Frustrating. But OK. I'll go with what I get.

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Just talked to my friend in homstead,fl she did not evacuate.Her aunt died sunday and they buried her thursday and she said she is jut to tired with to do the whole leaving home thing.

Went to my tops meeting and lost a pound that sure shocked me as i have been on prednisone for a week and usually i gain,but at the collage were i work they have started a mindful eating area.I had fish 2 times this week.with veggie risotto dont usually cook fish at home it just doesnt come out to good so having fish at work is a healthy lunch.And one day i hat a beef burrito bowl,we get one free meal a shift so i have my big meal at lunch on the days iwork then something light for supper.

Made one of my made up meals i roasted some chunks of fresh corn,potatoes,onions,chicken breast.A little salt,pepper,papricka and some olive oil.


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emoticon morning every one I am praying for the people in the hurricane routes very scary Karen that was quite a storm that you had glad you didn't get any damage Babs have a great tiime off it really does go too fast Jeannie take care of yourself and that cold They are so miserable I am working today and then tomorrow I am going to a baby shower at church I will be taking my nieces and my nephew with as dad has to work overtime bible study starts Tues I have to work on being ready busy week end Better sign off and get started take care and keep sparking Lou

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Here is a big smile from one of my 2yrs old GGS, to start off your weekend.

Jeannie: So sorry for your cold, emoticon emoticon emoticon Prayers for your DS and DIL, and all who are in the path of that storm. I have a friend that lives in Daytona Beach, she is a Librarian and works at one of the Library's there in Daytona.

Babs: Hope you have had a good time resting on your days off.

Guess I better get off here and get busy, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

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Oh, Karen...sounds like quite a storm. A few days ago you commented on the winter storm you had from several years ago when you lost power and some Iowa linemen came to help out. I remember when that happened.

Irma is shaping up to be quite a storm, too. Our DS and DIL live in Daytona Beach. Today they said they'll be evacuating to Jacksonville. From everything I've seen, it looks like they'll be headed right into more storm and not evacuating far enough...but then, I'm just a mother...what do I know?? Right?

Have a horrible head cold. Do not know why/how I was exposed and picked it up, but it's a doozy. All in my head, though, so hopefully it will begin to improve soon. Ugh! Nose is sore from wiping/blowing all the time.

Hope everyone is doing okay. Sending hugs and love from afar...don't want to share any of these germs with anyone! xoxo Jeannie

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Hi Sparkers! Looks like we have another hurricane coming. Jess' in-laws live in Cape Coral, FL. I have to admit we are worried about them. Her mother in law, Karen (how funny is that?), says there is no gasoline to be had so she and Don are staying put.
Yesterday we had a microburst/mini tornado. Took down a lot of trees near the credit union. I have a large picture window in my office and when the storm hit there were a lot of medium to large sized branches being blown right up to the window. Just crazy. Jim said at home we had golf ball sized hail. Rained hats and frogs for quite awhile. Glad that is over!
I don't remember if we have any Floridians in our group, but please be safe. Keep those in Houston and Florida in your hearts and prayers.
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My goodness I've been MIA posting here.

Jineanne, you found $200 while decluttering!! Holy cow. All I ever find is dust bunnies and maybe a dried up dead spider! I'm coming to your house. emoticon

There's quite a bit going on. Shopping online for months at a time - I can't imagine figuring that out. I hate grocery shopping, but I don't know how I'd plan for that. Way to go!

It's beautiful this morning. It's 57 right now. Sunny. Perfect.

My days off are going by pretty darn fast. It's amazing how quick they go.

Labor Day was uneventful here. That's a good thing actually. No big plans. No Labor. Just Lazy. I like it.

I have a little shopping to do. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

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Good morning, well here it is the start of the new year. Do you also sort of think of September as a new year. I suppose it's because of the school season but September is more "new year" than January for me.

I was not productive over the long weekend but we did run up to Candle Lake as it was the only lake that wasn't closed because of the smoke from the northern fires. The Saskatoon hospital lotto had it's cabin open house there and we spent some time in it. Very nice, I usually am not impressed by lotto homes, the decorators seem to want to alway include weird thing that are impossible to live with but this one was excellent and in very good taste. Could be lived in year round too. Imagine winning a new fully furnished home! What would you do if you did, would you move, sell it immediately, live in it for a year (up here all the taxes etc are paid for the first year), or just sit and stare at it in disbelief LOL.

Joined a new challenge today, the 10 minute one. I have been walking around the block for 10 minutes every other day but now I'm going to try it every day. Need to find a buddy though. Perhaps Iggy in Edmonton will join me as I know she has been laid off and is getting depressed.

My stove blew up last month and the part that was needed finally arrived. Ted and I spent Monday trying to resuscitate it. The part (control panel) was not exactly the same as the old one since things have changed over the years, the stove was 2005, so it was a lot of work took all day, and then it blew up again. So, still no stove and a tired and angry frustrated man. We don't have an appliance repair shop anymore, the old guy decided to retire at 82 and I don't blame him! Anyway, Ted's an electrical engineer so he can fix most electrical problems.

Well, must get going on the day. It will be real hot by Friday so need to figure out what to keep watered and what to let die. Dollar has a large lump on his skull, think it's a wasp bite but he sure isn't feeling good.

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morning everyone I am still struggling away I gained this week probably was that whole package of cookies that I ate Today is an other day and I will not eat cookies today I really hate it when I do something like that I have forgive myself and go on
Karen sounds like you are stocking up for winter you are a good planner I am a fly by the seat of your pants type of person wish I could be more like you I do a little better as i am older I have been thinking a bout getting my groceries delivered too but walking around the store is one way I get my movement in
I forget who found the money what a great fine I usually only find a dollar or two
Jackie I am so glad that you enjoy your singing I enjoy listening I have been told that I can not carry a tune in a bucket even if I carried the bucket
everyone have a great day Babs have a great time off Lou emoticon

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Years ago, I used to use an online grocer. I think it was called NetGrocer and was one of the first of its kind. I liked it and I am not quite sure why I had stopped.
Shopping today took three hours between the two places. And then we had to unload the car! We did stop for dinner on the way homes as well. I am finding I am fine in restaurants as long as they have salads on the menu. That is always my fall back. The hardest place for me to eat is a Chinese/Japanese restaurants. I love sushi maki rolls but one roll is just about my total carb intake for the day because of the rice. Oh well.....I would rather lose weight than eat rice, lol!
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What fun, Jineane, to fine hidden treasure like that! Wow...I'd love it. I seem to spend mine immediately. Hope your hunting/decluttering went well today.

Jackie, I've thought about the delivery thing some, too. Richard's cousin does it, but she lives on a fairly well-traveled gravel road, so I'm sure they don't have any delivery problems with her. Karen, I think you mentioned BJ's before. We don't have them here, but we're covered with both Sam's and Costco. I have quite a supply of nonperishables right now, but seems like we're seldom home to eat any more. But after a really busy and big weekend, we're ready to get back to "normal"...whatever that is! LOL

Linda, you mentioned having a meatball grinder and cucks for dinner? What are cucks? Just curious. Hope you're feeling better by now.

Our skies have been strange colors the last few days with the smoke from the fires in NW US and Canada drifting down our way. Very hazy and according to the news, poor air quality. I haven't noticed that, but worry about those living near and in the regions of the fires.

Had a great weekend with DD visiting and GS's confirmation on Saturday. Was also invited to a 70th birthday surprise party for a cousin, but we opted out of that. Tammie is winging her way home to Virginia as we speak. Quiet here without her. Tomorrow I'm on a mission to really get the very last of my mother's estate issues resolved. It involves a trip to my hometown and stop at the bank. Will really be relieved at this part of it. Wed. I get a haircut and a little shopping and then I have a day off. LOL! Looking forward to getting a few things done around the house, both inside and outside.

Hope all of you are well and having a great weekend. Hugs and love from me to you! xoxo

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I have been making a mess in my bedroom - am supposed to be decluttering and re-organizing it but you would never know it from the mess I have made. But today in honour of labour day I will get my butt in gear and get at it again. On Saturday when I was sorting through my junk drawer of my dresser I found just over $200 in gift cards and cash that I had tucked away and forgotten about. Who knows what hidden treasures I may find today! That ought to be good motivation.

I hope you have all enjoyed a great long weekend.

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Happy Labor Day all...

Karen - your stocking up probably serves you in the long run with those Vermont snows! Over here they started the order online/ship to home thing for slightly higher prices. I don't know, they would never get down our drive in the winter. And going to the store gives me an excuse to go out at least.

Babs, I just read an article ... when looking at information (like a phone number or reading a message), the short-term memory will only retain it for 5-6 seconds and no more than 2-3 bits of info...

We're going to pick up a new sink today. The faucet needs to be replaced and Mike wants two handles (cold/hot) instead of the center one. We found that Home Advisor or Mister HandyMan does work reasonably ... so we will call one of them.

Well everyone relax and enjoy your day off.

PS- Linda, I think I remember reading you were sick ... hope you are feeling better.

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Hi Sparkers......today is the day I have a chore to do which I keep putting off. Have to go to BJs Warehouse for a large, very large, grocery order. BJs is like Costco...don't know if they are all over the US or not. After that, my local grocery store has a good buy on boneless pork loin at $1.99/lb, so we are not going to pass that up, either. We do the big order at BJs maybe three times a year. Makes life so much easier in the long run. I rarely have to go buy grocery staples, ever, lol. I tend to not purchase meats there, because I know the local grocery store usually has some decent sales. I get produce locally as well. Other than that, we are all set. I like planning ahead so that when our lives go bonkers, there is one less thing to worry about.
Eating plan is still going well. I have discovered that wine only has about 5 carbs per 6oz. Nice to know I could have that now and again without blowing my carb budget.
The weather yesterday was pouring rain all day--remnants of Harvey. I can't imagine what it would have been like to have that day after day as they did in Houston. There is a potential of Hurricane Irma to hit someplace on the east coast in the near future. Ugh. We are located inland in VT but are not out of harm's way. Jeannie might remember how 6 years ago I was so excited to see Iowa linemen up here working to restore electricity. It was a terrible flood for sure and there was loss of life. One young man my husband knew from school went missing and has never been found. So tragic.
Feels nice to not have work today. Between me in banking and Jim in education, we always have holidays off. Nice planning!
Hope you all have a nice day!
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Well I have made it to 275 days of login's and spins, I think my highest is 435 so I still have a way to go, 160 more days. Be around February of 2018. That's the goal and hopefully 35 or 40 lbs gone. emoticon

HAVE A GREAT WEEK, ALL OF YOU AND A GREAT SEPTEMBER.


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Went for a walk but only did about half of what i usually do it started to rain.

I have a few tomatoes to use up so have been making menues around tomatoes.

Going through my clothes to donate to Harvey victims,you know the ones i say i will get into some day but probably never will.

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Been a long week,came down with a virus last saturday.Haven't felt good all week but by Thursday i was coughing and friday i went to medi care.I am now on prednisone and a antibiotic.Today feeling a little better and actually have a appitate.

Felt well enough to go on a little walk this morning,and i hope to walk tomorrow depending on when the rain starts.Its cool here was only 56 when i was walking.

Made some meatballs and had meatball grinder and some cucks for supper

Praying for Houston just cant believe the damage.

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How fun to see so many posts!! Now if I could just remember what all I read.

I started commenting on what I do remember, but I know I'll forget someone's post. They are all important and I absolutely love reading them. We have a fantastic team.

I continue to pray for those in the path of Harvey. How dreadful and devastating those rains have been.

Beautiful weekend here. Sunny. It's in the 60's and I love it.

Have a wonderful weekend.


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WOW what a burst of newsy information! Nice to see everyone.

To Answer Jeannie's & Karen's Questions - I am gearing up for the Fall Show - kind of an academy awards take-off. I've got to find something glitzy for the first half of the show. Then we can wear our competition costumes the second half. Generally shows are about 100 people. Competition was 400 people + judges. In my life, the largest crowd I ever appeared before were 1,000 realtors at their annual convention -- I used to work for the Region and put on the annual convention... guess I keep continuing that trend LOL.

Yes this new director has kept me and the chorus so busy. We learned 6 new songs for show (oh my brain) ... and the holiday songs will be starting October 2nd - right after the show!
I joke my brain is 80% lyrics and music, 15% SA Board details, and 5% for everything else.

I working on news releases rights now for the fall show. My current coaching class ends tonite , but I'll start another 9/14. I have not slowed down this summer, you would think I would be Oh so skinny.

Been using FitBit to track calories as the results are a little higher than SP, so may be I'm eating extra I don't know about. Been mostly maintaining.

Got my spiralizer and tried it with summer squash last night as a 'pasta' for spaghetti. Loved it. Though I ate too much squash, LOL good thing very low cal.

Wyn - great to see you back

Jeannie - love that you're back with your news! I'll have to scroll down farther to see how your trip went. Did you catch any shows?

Babs - a trampoline, what fun. I remember those days.

Waving at Lou, CJ, Lois, Bobbi and the rest of you who I can't think of right now - that 5% in my brain is used up.

Have a great Friday!


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Thank you emoticon for the warm welcome back. I have missed so many of you but I also see some new members which is good. Variety is always needed in our lives as well as our eating! emoticon

I went on a Panama Canal cruise last December and came back to a really cold winter. Think next time I go somewhere it'll be in February so I don't freeze driving the 350km home from the airport. emoticon I spent most of my time on the boat but my husband took tours at every port although I did take a carriage ride through Cartagena, Columbia which was very interesting. Of course on the boat I did spend a bit of every day in the Spa so I think I actually came out ahead. emoticon

I am quite happy that I only regained 10 pounds in the time I was away. I am so weakened though that I can barely walk around the block. It's takes me 14 minutes and I have to use my cane for the last curve to the house but that is good. I am trying to do the walk every other day otherwise when I do it everyday I have to stop completely after 3 days or I can't make it up and down the stairs. Going up and down the stairs is essential cause the coffee pot is downstairs in the kitchen and the bathroom is upstairs between the bedrooms. 4 level splits are a pain. emoticon

And talking about the walk, that's today, right now so I better stop procrastinating and get out there before the sun gets too hot. It's suppose to be 30 today.

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emoticon morning everyone Jeannie I loved your long post I know that your sister enjoys your visit and she probably doesn't have a sense of time you are always busy Have a great visit with your daughter
Babs sounds like your house is the place to be Kids know when they are wanted and loved enjoy your 11 days off keep moving

Karen so glad your family is safe It will take a long time for the recovery sounds like your plan is working well for you they say without exercise the wt loss i much slower I just try to move more and sit less not routine maybe some day i will have a routine but not now keep up your good work
Jinlnn sounds like you had a good time with your family also

I did better tracking yesterday tracking I did breakfast and lunch maybe today all three moved more as I went to help with the ELC at church so I was not on the couch all evening


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Lou, you're so sweet, and yes, I'll be getting some rest...tonight it will be early to bed and sleep till I wake up (which will probably be 6-6:30), but i love any morning that I don't have to set an alarm. That was one of the highlights of retirement for me!

Babs, how fun for Abby and Makayla to spend time together and at your house! What a nice compliment to get from a 13 year old, too!

Jineane, your family visit sounds like it was wonderful for both you and them. How nice of you to host them while taking care of your Mom. I can imagine how much you're looking forward to that cruise. Wow...15 days sounds heavenly. Richard is still talking about a Panama Canal cruise. Unfortunately, I'm not keen on flying to/from the ports. If there was an easy way to get there, it'd be a totally different thing. Maybe I need to move to Vancouver??? LOL

Wyndy, lovely to have you back with us and we certainly hope things are much improved for you now!!!!

CJ, thanks so much for your really sweet comments, too. Babs and I love you guys more than we can say. There's nothing like this team anywhere else on SP in my opinion. Pumpkin pie...oh my. Mmm!

Jackie, I hope you're not too overwhelmed with work. Hopefully you're having a bit of time to yourself and/or with SA. Music, music, music...nothing in the world like it!

Well, made it to visit with my sister. Once again, only visited for about 60 minutes with a 6 hour round trip to get there and home again! LOL. I'm really not complaining as I definitely want her to participate and enjoy the activities. I suspect part of it is that she just doesn't have much sense of time...every day is pretty much the same to her and thinking about someone else's drive time just isn't on her radar. I'll go up again in about 3 weeks.

Also got Richard's cousin taken care of with her cataract surgery and then followup appt today. She has to go back in a month for another followup and then get her glasses. In between, I have to get her to the specialist for the shot in her eye. That'll be monthly for the foreseeable future.

On the really positive side, our DD flies in on Friday for the long weekend. Her nephew (our GS) is being confirmed on Saturday and then there's a birthday party for my cousin's 70th on Sunday. I think we're going, but I wouldn't be surprised if Tammie opted out in favor of something else.

This has turned out to be a full book instead of a chapter update!! So, I'm going to say good night now! Hugs and love to all, Jeannie

PS: Pray for Houston and surrounding areas...such devastation and truly horrible situation. The hardest part of all now will be trying to recover. emoticon

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Hi Sparkers! Wow! A special hi to Wyndy! So nice to see you again! Sorry you have been ill...in spite of that, how was your summer up in the frozen north?
Lou and Babs, I share your opinion about exercise. I am not a fan. I know it is supposed to be good for you, but I just don't do it. I have been eating much much better and that's it. No exercise, and it is going to stay that way, lol.
Babs, Abby sounds like a real pistol and go-getter. She will certainly keep you young for sure! Haven't heard much about Joe lately. How is he doing?
Jackie, how are your rehearsals going? Did you find a dress yet for the holiday concerts? What is the largest number of people you have performed in front of? I would be booed off the stage. My voice is just terrible.
Jeannie, I was thinking about the Czech museum. Somehow I connect Czech useum pieces with glass. Aren't the Czech people noted for the lovely glassware they produced? Trying to think back on my antique dealing days. I am glad your sister is doing well. Was this surgery for your cousin the last one for awhile?
CJ....I love seeing pumpkins because they remind me of Thanksgiving and warm hearths and family. I have to say, though, that I don't like being inundated with pumpkin spice flavored everything. Next thing you know Scott will come out with pumpkin spice scented toilet paper. For me, pumpkin just belongs in a pie, lol!
Still following my eating plan with relative ease. I did discover something this evening, though. I had picked up some grass fed ground beef patties at a local food co-op. I barely like beef at all, and when I tasted the burger I spit it right out. Just couldn't do it...too gamey for me. Had a Greek salad instead.
Work for me is incredibly stressful. I am working with a manager whose work is just not up to par and not what I need from someone in her position. She has been with me for 10 years in fact I hired her, but she has never really gone beyond teller stage. I have tellers--I need a manager. I am meeting with her in the morning and have arranged for one on one training with an outside consultant. Hopefully this works. She cannot see anything other than black and white and as a manager I need her to be able to see grey. She needs to know when she should bend the rules in the interest of good member service, and she can't seem to grasp that. She is also too harsh dealing with her own employees to the extent they feel she is unapproachable. I am afraid I may need to discharge her before the end of the year. I also have to hire another teller to work as a float, need to revamp all of the job descriptions, including my own, and see if I can figure out the new computer based employee appraisal system. Added to that...we are finally purchasing a property for a new branch. I have been looking for years--we have to demolish the existing structure and go from there. I was meeting with the architects yesterday and have the preliminary blueprint ready to go to the zoning administrator. I have three other large projects I am working on...and....guess what? Remember the food drive I am involved with? Yup, starts in November. Our goal this year is $75,000 and 175,000 pounds of food. Just crazy. Retirement? Not in sight at this point, lol.
My daughter, daughter in law, her mother and sister are still all safe in TX as far as I know. Prayers to all affected by this terrible disaster.
Hugs,
Karen


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Jineanne, sounds like a wonderful vacation! I'm with you - family times are s precious. I'm sure the boys/niece did leave you with wonderful memories.

My niece called Monday evening and asked if her daughter could spend the night with us last night. Of course!! She happens to be very close with my GD Abby. So Abby was thrilled. Abby's 11 and Makayla's 13. They're so cute together. I love having them become close like they are. They talk about all kinds of things. I hear them giggle. They jump on the trampoline. Take walks and stay up too late on school nights! emoticon It isn't an every night thing. So they're told 'time to go to bed' but you can make them sleep once they're in there. When we picked her up after school last night (She's in middle school/7th grade and Abby's in intermediate school/6th grade) she said "I'm so excited, aunt Babs. I love staying at your house." Makes my heart so happy! Love family.

Gorgeous day and it's my last day here for 11 days. Yippee!!

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emoticon morning everyone It is a beautiful day today Babs you are not lazy we did not have all those extra activities in school we were still active with our chores and being outside and playing KIds today do not go outside you have to bribe them with some sort of activity They co not think for themself of things to do at least most of them Jeannie hope you get some rest I am trying to track more yesterday I tracked breakfast and lunch going to try to do better today Hope everyone has a great day Lou

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I am recovering from a busy week of family visiting. I had forgotten how much energy two little boys can have. But it was fun - we played games and shared lots of laughter. These family times are so precious. My niece and her youngest two (9 & 11) are always welcomed visitors and it is always sad to see them leave. But they left lots of great memories behind.

Only a couple more days and then a new month. Fall is my favourite season. And next month is also my cruise vacation - cruising from Vancouver, BC to Hawaii and back - a 15 day cruise. I am so ready for a relaxing break. My sister from Ontario will be flying out to stay with my 97 year old mother. This will be my first real break in almost 3 years.

I hope everyone is ending the month on a positive note and that you are looking forward to great things to come for September.

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