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Thank you Linda for your kind thoughts.

I read the email that said there were no special dates this week. If you are looking for something to celebrate the final days of July, here are some interesting holidays for each day through the end of the month:

22 Ratcatcher's Day

23 Parent's Day - fourth Sunday in July

23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day

24 Amelia Earhart Day

24 Cousins Day

24 National Tequila Day

24 Tell an Old Joke Day

25 Culinarians Day

25 Threading the Needle Day

26 All or Nothing Day

26 Aunt and Uncle Day

27 Take Your Houseplants for a Walk

27 Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

28 National Milk Chocolate Day

28 System Administrator Appreciation Day - last Friday in July

29 National Chicken Wing Day

29 National Lasagna Day

30 National Cheesecake Day

30 Father-in-Law Day

30 International Day of Friendship

31 Mutt's Day

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Still hot and humid today but its going to cool off in a few days.Went and did some errands this morning,cvs,ups and the farm stand.My allergies are running amok so i needed a new neti pot.Went to the farm stand and got corn,zucchini,native tomatoes and watermelon.Thinking of making a corn,avocado,tomato salad for supper.

Also making orzo,basil,parmesan cheese and chicken broth for supper with some grilled chicken breast.

Maverick59 i hope you get good news on your furbaby.

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Catching up on the posts has been fun this morning. Some of you are incredibly busy!
My pug has been running up a vet bill the last 2 weeks. As of yesterday I am out $1,400.00. That does included her annual physical and a dental cleaning. The doctor has run 3 different test on Lily trying to determine if she has Addison's disease. Lily's blood potassium is running a bit high. if she does have it I understand it can cause the death of an animal, but if caught and treated correctly and diligently, a dog can live a normal life. I should know by Monday. I know some people tell me they wouldn't spend that much on a dog, but we all have different priorities, and as far as I am concerned she is a member of my family and I will always do the best I can for her.
I hope you all have a blessed weekend.

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Checking in early. Hot, hot, hot. I hate this but i sound like a broken record.

I'm up 0.6# and I'm not happy. It isn't what I'm eating. It's possible it's the heat because I do tend to swell up! BUT I also know that I have got to step up the exercise.

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Hi Sparkers! Through the years I have been in charge of the credit union I have hired and fired more folks than I care to remember, mostly from teller positions. Those positions are considered entry level and the majority are younger people. I know what you mean about entitlement. There certainly is that feeling among some of them. Eventually they will end up as terminations or they will find other work elsewhere. I have to say, though, when you have those wonderful exceptions it is great. The man who will take over for me when I retire is only 32, my compliance officer is 30. There are others who fit in that category as well, but these two are the best examples. Both have been with me almost 10 years and they both started as tellers.
I have been sticking with my new eating plan and cannot wait to weigh in on Sunday. I know I have lost more weight other than the initial four pound loss. The best thing is that I feel a bit better.
Linda, I am with you. It has been wicked hot in Vermont this week. Yuck! I don't like hot weather at all. Apparently my son doesn't like it either. He is working for a Fox Sports station in Kansas City producing Royals baseball games. My husband and I never watch those games, but the Red Sox weren't on that night so we ended up watching the Royals game. Not 10 minutes into the broadcast the announcers talked about their producer, called him by name and commented that he said the "weather was stupid hot". The other announcer corrected him, said he was from New England and that he said "the weather was wicked hot". Always funny to hear your son's name on tv.
It was a good family week. Our oldest daughter called to let us know she has accepted a teaching position in a high school 5 miles from her home in VT. That was really good news. When she and her husband moved from CT to VT last year around this time, she decided not to teach for awhile. She has been teaching for 17 years already...very hard to believe. Anyway, she worked doing Ski Patrol last winter and in a plant nursery this summer. Nice to see her getting back to her profession. Her husband's income is more than enough to cover their household expenses, so her new salary will be for vacations and home repairs. My other daughter's partner just texted me to let me know she has accepted a new job. They don't have to move, thank goodness. They will stay in Austin. Our son will be in Boston next week and my husband will be driving down to meet him for dinner on Thursday. It was a good week indeed!
Hugs to all. Hope you have a great weekend!
Karen

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Three days of 90+ temps so it is officially a heat wave.I worked and it was so hot.I trained 4 new people today and i think all 4 are going to be good workers,they even thaked me for showing them the ropes.

I stopped and got a veggie pocket for supper just to tired and hot to think about cooking,then had a little ben and jerry's vanilla ice cream and it hit the spot.

Starting tracking my steps,today i hit 5200 so far.

Lost .2 pounds last night at TOPS

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OK, my SP friends, thought I would share the most 2 beautiful smiles ever, My almost 50 year sweetheart and one of my GGC on her 3 year old birthday. emoticon .

Hope you all HAVE A WONDERFUL TGIF, AND A EVEN BETTER WEEKEND.

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I worked security, and was the site supervisor. My guards had to be at least 18. Unfortunately, most of them didn't have the common sense of a goose. I've heard a lot of silly excuses and complaints.
There are also responsible ones as well. My children made mistakes, but they are all responsible adults.
It depends on whether the younger generation learns from their mistakes.

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We do have a generation of young adults that feel very entitled. Where I work I hear the 20 something teachers complaining about feeling burned out and not making enough money for how much they work and they feel they are expected to do too much.
Welcome to Adulthood. emoticon

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Linda I understand your frustration. emoticon
I can remember training summer help where I worked. I would explain and demonstrate
the job sometimes their response was "lady your crazy I'm not doing that."
Then I would explain that this was not a democracy and they didn't get to vote.
But I would tell them they did have two choices do the job or leave and don't come back.
Yes about half the boy/men took the latter. emoticon
I also wonder what the future holds if this is the available workforce. emoticon
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Belinda so sorry for your loss.

Work has been very frustrating,i work at an outside park in the summer and they hire a lot of 14,15,16,17,18 year olds.I hate to say it but our country is in deep poop ( i really mean something else LOL) when this generation grows up.At least half of them complain "im hot,im tired, my feet hurt,i dont want to do that job.Im 68 im tired,hot,and my feet hurt but i dont spend all day complaining about.And all my stand leader are at least 40 years younger then me and i would never tell one im not doing that,i respect that they are the stand leader even though i am the adult.There got that off my chest.

Weather has been hot and humid and has hit 90 degrees,i didnt work today nor do i work tomorrow but friday i work and its going to be very hot.

My grand daughter went picking berries with the other grand mother so i have been snacking on fresh blueberries and raspberries.

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Jackie, how exciting. Enjoy your trip and your time with Christopher. It will eventually get done. Take care of yourself and have a wonderful time.

Belinda, welcome. First of all you have my deepest sympathy. You have suffered a tremendous loss. It definitely will take time. Just take it one day at a time. Your kids are encouraging you and they care about you. That’s a positive. Accept the fact that the changes (eating/exercise) will come in baby steps - along with the rest of your life. Hugs and prayers dear friend.

You said you bought a spiralizer, Belinda. Exciting!! Let me know how you like it. I’ve thought about buying one myself. Cookbooks. I love them. Yes, lots of recipes are free - right here on SP and I enjoy them. But I’m a book person.

Jeannie, so today is the big move day - heavy move day. Are you at least going at a slower pace being on your own? Watch some movies. Of course, I’d want popcorn them. I’ll bet your DD is so excited. Yes, Abby is excited to see her friends again.

Back to work. I have a lot to do today.

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Welcome, Belinda. It's great to have you with us. Like Jeanne said, we're here to support one another, and that includes you. You sure have had a tough time of it and many challenges. I think if you read some of the SparkPages of our other members here, you'll see that everyone has a story of one kind or another. Of course, for some of us, you become familiar with our "stories" only as you get to know us better. Whatever...just know we're glad to have you with us. emoticon

Oh...almost forgot, Belinda...where in southern Wisconsin are you from originally? I grew up in Iowa (surprise...lol) in Bellevue, which is very near Dubuque, which is right across the Mississippi from Wisconsin. So we were kinda neighbors at one time.

I think I mentioned that Richard is gone this week to help Tammie move to her new condo. He called this morning and said that it is incredibly hot and humid...I said, guess what...it is here, too. No sympathies...lol! Today is the "big" move day as the guys doing the heavy lifting should be there right now. Glad I'm home, as I've gotten several things done that I've had on my list for awhile.

But, the other thing I found out is that being on my own doesn't really help me much in terms of my food choices. I pretty much grazed all day yesterday. Frustrated with myself, as you know where grazing leads...to eating too much (at least for me).

Hey, Jackie and Babs...ditch the guilt for not checking in more often. We know you love us and you'll be here when you can. Living your life is important, too. Jackie, I'm envious of your travels again...Yellowstone is just fabulous and I hope you really enjoy your trip. I've added Glacier National Park to my bucket list, as my cousin is planning a trip there later this summer and has been sharing a ton of pictures. We didn't make it 2 years ago when we did visit Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

Babs, you said Abby starts back to school in mid-August? I imagine she is looking forward to seeing all her friends and getting back into the groove.

CJ, Jeanne, Cathy, Linda, Karen...hello, to all of you AND to all of the rest of our friends. I need to get busy on my to-do list for today. Hope everyone has a great day and takes a few baby steps or giant leaps towards your goals for the day!!! Hugs and love, Jeannie

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Reading some the posts for folks that live in rural areas and near rivers have made me a tad reminiscent about my younger years growing up in southern Wisconsin with the corn boils and tight, small community festivals. Then one of you mentioned snow and I remembered why California is home to me now! I have Raynaud's syndrome and cannot tolerate any cold. Even the colder areas of the grocery store cause my fingers and toes to begin hurting.

I watched a documentary about the slums of India. It wasn't one of those trying to get money from folks. It really was very interesting. It said that 1600 children a day die because of lack of proper nutrition and the awful lack of sanitation. I look around my tiny little home with a good roof and my noisy window air conditioner and I feel very blessed.
One of the commentators was an Indian comedian that lives here in the States. He said you cannot get those people in India to understand that Americans die from over eating. It certainly was an interesting way to think about how we live here, and again how very blessed we really are.

Well, I bought myself a spiralizer to see if I can get on board with vegetable noodles. The cookbook I picked up to go with it looks like fun too. Then I realized Pinterest probably has hundreds of free recipes! emoticon
Oh well. The cookbook looks like it will be interesting to browse through.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.
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Belinda I'm sorry for your loss. This team is here to support you. We are ready to listen if you need to talk. We all share at one time or another. Drop in anytime!
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Hi. My name is Belinda, the little dog in the yellow raincoat is my sweet rescue pug Lily. I live in California. I am a preschool teacher, I work with 4 year olds right now. I have worked with children for 40 years.
My husband retired 2.5 years ago. He bought an old fishing boat (spent $20,000 restoring it to excellent condition) and a new travel trailer so we could enjoy the golden years and see this great country. He had to have knee replacement surgery the month he retired, he needed to get it fixed because of an injury he had received on the job. He died of a heart attack in the hospital after the surgery. We never used the boat and trailer. I finished paying off the work on the boat after he died.
I had to sell the boat and trailer for much less than he paid. His life insurance paid most of the bills, but there is no retirement in my near future. Because of anxiety and panic attacks since his death,and a mild heart condition, I can only work 4 hours a day thus money is tight. I am not old enough yet to draw his social security, so I do the best I can day to day. I ate for comfort and gained a lot of weight after his death. I am over 300 pounds. I cannot use the stairs anymore, so I am confined to the lower level of my home. My children are grown and busy with their own lives. And so it goes.

I am a vegetarian, I have a strong passion for animals and rescues. Each summer we used to travel and see a different sanctuary here in the western states. I really miss doing that with him. My kids want me to create a new life for myself, but I can't do that. At least not yet. I miss him so much. I grieve for him and for future we never had together.
My goal is to lose this weight and regain full use of my legs. I used to walk 3 miles a day. Now I am lucky if I do 1500 steps a day.
Sorry if I come across as a downer. I am not trying to be.
I look forward to reading your posts and learning more about each of you.


Belinda

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Dear all - hello from MIA Jackie again.

Babs, I am joining you in the guilt department about summer speeding up ... I'm just not getting posting done like I used to. Work has been incredibly busy as is Sweet Adelines... I feel some days like I have 2 full-time jobs. I just finished a retreat on business and strategic planning for our chorus for the future...

Here I am getting ready to take a short trip with Christoper to Yellowstone, which will also put me behind. My massage therapist reminds me to just breathe ... it will all get done.

Thank you for a good recap ... I will try to be better when I return next week about posting. Take care everyone and forgive my MIA.

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I feel guilty. I feel like summer is passing by so quickly. I feel ‘lonely’ because I haven’t posted as often as I want to - or need to as far as that goes. What’s my problem? I honestly don’t know except the summer seems to be speeding by and leaving me behind. I leave here Wednesday evening and I swear when I wake up it’s Monday morning!

Another complaint (You tell me it’s OK to vent. So I am.) is that I really, really, really hate the summer heat. It’s been hot too. Today it’s only in the 80's. BUT dear friends, fear not, tomorrow we’re in the upper 90's and Thurs/Fri/Sat 100! The heat index has been over 100 for at least a week.

Goodness I feel better already and you’re so much cheaper than counseling!

CJ, you mentioned Spark points. I’m happy too!! So happy that your sister and her GD are doing well. Wonderful news.

Jeannie, the museum - I love it when I see pictures on FB of the museum. You’ve enjoyed working there. That’s great. Congratulations to your DD on buying her own place. It’s great that Richard is going there to help her get all moved in. Fun. No wild parties now!!

Linda, you mentioned avocado. I haven’t ever done anything at all with them but I want to. I’ve seen the mashed avocado on toast with egg on top in magazines. It actually looks good to me. It’s worth a try at least. Thanks for bringing that up. I agree with everyone. That casserole sounds delicious. Congratulations on exercising! Start small is so right.

Samantha, the fruit and veggies are beautiful. How lucky are we this time of year - pretty and delicious! I’m enjoying the tomatoes, watermelon and cantaloupe!

Karen, wonderful news from you. Feeling better. Lost 4#. Fantastic. Now as far as that waiting for snow business - knock it off!! As much as I hate summer - and that’s a strong word but I mean it - I’m not in favor of lots of snow. Of course, we never get the amount you get. You crack me up. One of the very few people I know who gets a kick out of ‘racing through the snow’ and you are not in a sleigh. Seriously. I’m so happy to see a post from you with lots of good news in it.

Cathy, good for you for getting back to tracking and watching what you eat. I'm with you on continuing to read the posts. We all get off track, but if I don't stick with my SP wow!! That old scale goes up, up, up. Welcome back!

Now for me it's back to work. Have a great week. Drink lots of water and do your best to stay cool.

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Love reading all the posts. Even when I'm off track, reading keeps me real and prevents me from totally giving up.
Today back to tracking, watching what I eat
Even in summer with so much great fruit and veggies, it's easy to ignore them and eat sweets.
Good day and week all
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Karen, that is such great news about how much better you are starting to feel. The low carb/higher protein and fat plan is something our DS and DIL have been doing for over a year now. They have done really well with it and seem to be able to stick to it much better than I expected. Good luck to you, especially if it helps you to feel better with the supplements, etc the benefits of the weight loss, too. No...I won't buy any crackers!! Unfortunately, I did buy a small jar of sweet midget pickles. Recently I've been "hooked" on them. Soon they will be gone and I won't replace them. Sigh...I seem to be able to find something like that no matter how little I try.

Linda, proud of you! Walking at all when you're not used to it or when it is physically difficult is a terrific accomplishment. The trail and boardwalk sound amazing. I grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River and it calls me every time I get near it. There is something so calming and refreshing about sitting on the banks of the river and I dearly miss it!

Richard hasn't made it to his destination yet, although I'm sure he's getting very close. He's called several times to give me updates. He must be bored or miss my talking? And, honestly, I don't talk that much!! LOL. Hope the rest of his trip goes as well as it has so far.

Have a wonderful Sunday, friends! Hugs and love, Jeannie xoxo emoticon

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I did it.Every day i say i am going to exercise and i dont,You know the excuses knee sore,to hot,tired after working.Well today i did it,the Merrimack River runs through my city and on one side they made a boardwalk overlooking the river,on the other they just finished what they call the "rail trail". I walked part of the rail trail,its probably 1/2 a mile long and i walked half of it(i am really out of shape).But you need to start with baby steps,then i drove to the other side and sat on the board walk and just watched the river flowing bye.Then after resting i walked a little on the boardwalk.It was so quiet and restful,i need to start doing this more often.Feeling very accomplished today. emoticon

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....and Jeannie? Don't buy any crackers! Lol
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Hi Sparkers! Linda, your casserole does sound good. We are off to a farm stand in NH in a bit and my plan was to pick up some summer squash and sauté it in butter tonight and put a little pepper on it. Just for me--Jim does not like squash of any type. I actually don't much care for summer squash myself, but I am looking for something different. I am doing a low carb high fat eating plan so the butter isn't a problem. Thought we might have some salmon for dinner as well.
So far, so good. As of this morning I am down 4 pounds. It is only the first week so I expected a larger than normal loss. Can't wait to see what next week brings!
I have been reading about my condition and have started taking the recommended supplements. I have to say, my legs haven't hurt nearly as much this week. Pain level is down to around 2 instead of 7. Hope it lasts! I was even able to get in and out of the little car hardly using my cane. Awesome!
Looks like we are in for some more hot weather. I am waiting for the first snowflakes and for the exciting driving, lol.
Jeannie...you are on your own for a week? That sounds good. Now you can do everything your way!
Hope you are all doing well!
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Sounds fabulous, Linda. Mmm. You did great by walking by the calorie-laden temptations, too! I've been grazing today and I have to nip that in the bud right now!

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The veggie casserole came out really good i sliced a zucchini,yellow squash and a roma tomato.thinly.Then i layered them standing up so they looked like a catipiler,of course i had to add something so i also added in some sliced onions.Then i sprinkled onion,and garlic powder and pepper.Then the recipe called for a little parmesan cheese but i also added some bread crumbs.I baked for about 30 mins.I have enough to have some cold with chicken tomorrow.

Almost forgot at the farmers there were whoopie pies and these delicious looking blueberry scones. Walked right by them all. emoticon

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Jeanne, I experienced that "buying only for me" thing today. Since Richard is out of town for a week, I realized it would not be a good idea to buy some of the things I had in my shopping cart!

The fresh veggies/fruits of the summer are just amazing. Right now we are getting the Bing or Ranier cherries. That season is so short, but I love ti while it does last. Fresh sweet corn is available now. Again..I have to be careful about buying much now, but I think I'll have to anyway! emoticon (Do you think that emoji is an ear of corn???)

Put Richard on the train to go to Virginia to help our DD move into the condo she just bought. This is the first home of her own and she's pretty excited. I hope they get the things done that she wants while he's there. It'll be good to have someone to help the day of the big move on Wed. too, as she's hired some fellow teachers from the school where she teaches to do the heavy moving. But...i don't get the impression that they have much experience, so Richard might have his hands full trying to make sure they do things the "right" way--meaning his way, of course. LOL. emoticon

Meanwhile, I'm rattling around the house and just laying low for today. Not a problem, as I do enjoy having some time to myself. I just spent the better part of an hour looking for the internet router that we'll need on Tuesday when they come to install our internet service. We had it in hand, knew where it was, knew where we put it and then poof...gone! I opened every door, drawer and cupboard until I found it in one of the kitchen cupboards. Weird...why would we put it there? Just glad to have it again, and this time I'm not putting it anywhere until the technician gets here!!!

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Linda that casserole sounds so yummy. emoticon
When I make a trip to the Amish farm near me I have to be careful not to get to much.
I really have to keep reminding myself I'm only buying for me. emoticon
I do miss growing my own vegetables;(
But it is so beautiful to see it all and the beautiful colors.
I feel so blessed to live in a rural area where so much fresh food is right here.
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Went to a farmers market in town,bought blueberries,cukes,summer squash also the grocery store had a 3 day sale on hass avocado's at '99 cents.So i bought a couple they are already half ripe so will probably mash and freeze them.
I love avocado mash on toast with a poached or fried egg on top.

This week my TOPS meetin swear on or swear off is to eat more veggies.

Going to make a summer squash and tomato casserole tonight for supper.

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I'm doing okay with it, Karen. Sometimes it makes a difference as to how I access it, though.

CJ, it's so great to hear that your sister and her granddaughter are doing so well. Just think how sick your sister was and how far she has come. Amazing!

I love th "old" BeeGees...but then, I'm old, so I guess that probably explains part of it. But I just like the music. Funny stories, Babs and Jeanne. Beauty (or whatever) is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. LOL

LInda5...wow...a wedding to look forward to! That's a great incentive to work towards. Good for you.

Been a busy few days...where do the days go? Had to make a quick run to Dubuque yeterday to deal with some things for my sister. That makes for a really long day since it now take me almost 3 hours one way. Once again, our visit was cut short b/c of some activities she wanted to participate in. That's okay. Normally I try to get there in later morning and have lunch with her, which will work out much better than right after lunch. But, I had to meet with the business manager to get the last of the information submitted for her Medicaid application. Hopefully that will be approved quickly.

Today I took Richard's cousin to the retina specialist for her eye injection. She was under the impression she only had to have 3 and then she'd be done. I thought of you, Jackie. She was surprised to hear that she may be able to spread the length between them after awhile, but she will never be able to stop completely. (I know I"m lucky...had to have them for a different reason.) Anyway, she sailed through without any problems and hopefully the next few days goes well for her, too.

Tomorrow i have a shift at the museum...so once it again it starts! LOL! I had a zucchini so made some zucchini bread. I normally don't do much baking ever, but now I have 2 loaves and can use that for the treats I take for the next month. Thank goodness for freezer space!

Hope everyone is still staying fairly cool and that the storms stay far, far away! Hugs and love to all! xoxo Jeannie

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Way past my bedtime, but for some reason I'm not ready to go to bed. I know I will wish I had when I wake up at 6:00am . emoticon Hope everyone had a good day.

Jeannie: Thank you for asking about my great niece, she is doing better everyday, The doctor is getting her off of the liquid morphine a little at a time. she is able to walk a little and can use the bathroom instead of the portable. My sister is doing really well and walking with a cane now with her new leg, she is going back to her own home the last of July or the first of August, and is now able to eat just about everything.

I'm really glad to see our spark team points back, I found them one time and for some reason I haven't been able to find them again, so I'm still looking.

Guess I better close for tonight, HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY.

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Samantha, funny story about your GD. Kids!! They keep us young; right?

Jackie, if your clothes feel good that's a great sign. We have t-storms in the forecast. After a heat wave that's what we get.

I dislike summer more every year.

I'm doing good with food, drinking lots of water, waking up at night !! and still working on my exercise. Ooops!! Fitness.

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Heavy, Heavy thunderstorms over here today. I am waiting a bit before going grocery shopping.

Babs - I love the Bee Gee's - if you got the original Best of album that is prime early BGs before the disco era. They were good then, too, but I love the original harmonies. Barry Gibb was the epitome of the cute hot guy back then with his beard and long hair. Enjoy your CD. I have mine on my phone to play when I drive.

Doing better managing the calories ... need to step on the scale though. Or maybe not. My clothes feel good at the moment.

Well, have a happy Wednesday all!

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Babs your granddaughter thinks like my granddaughter. During one of our conversations
I told her that her father(my son) was a good looking man. Her facial expression was priceless(she's 6). Then she told me that it can't be that way because God doesn't
make father's good looking because they have to be Daddies to their children. Of course there was the usual eye roll as she walked away. emoticon emoticon
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emoticon Linda! You know what. For me having a goal in mind, like you do, is a motivator. You can do it and I'll try to lose 50# with you. Let's just do it together.

Boy it's hot here. Heat Index once again over 100.

Beauty (and handsomeness!!) is truly in the eyes of the beholder. I got a chuckle out of this. I bought a BeeGees CD. "The Best of the BeeGees" - Love their music. My DD showed the picture of them to Abby. Jaki said - Look, Abby. This is Barry Gibb. Isn't he handsome! Abby replied: Oh my gosh, he looks like werewolf!

What? Barry Gibb a werewolf? Now that's hysterical to me because I told her he's a real 'hottie.' Of course, he had long/thick hair and a short beard. But he was good looking.

Funny. "In the eyes of the beholder . . ." This beholder still thinks he looks great. emoticon

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My daughter announced she is planning on getting married in this coming april.

So i have set a goal of losing 50 pounds by april.

So my first goal is 10 pounds by aug 31.

Made one of my made up recipes tonight.I made a little spaghetti,added in some marinated artichokes with some of the marinade and some leftover chicken.Ate it cold like a salad.

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Jackie, welcome home! Sounds like a fun time and more fun to look forward to later this month. I hear you on getting off track while you're gone and then getting back on the wagon! But you'll do it. You certainly have a lot of 'chatting' to do now that you're home. I hope Mike is doing better.

Yes, I definitely did mean Woman Within. Pj's are expensive, but I do love them. Comfy.

Really busy here at work after being off but it was so worth it.

I lost a little weight last week. Made it to the pool and did my water walking. Eating lots of good, fresh fruit - strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, grapes, bananas . . . Yum!



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Good morning ... back from my travels and eye shot and catching up on over 50 phone calls and 350 emails!!!! I take off again to travel to Yellowstone on 7/20 so it is the summer of travel for me.

I had a good visit with my friend ... saw the sights of Asheville, shopped, ate, and visited the Biltmore which I thoroughly enjoyed! The day before I left she had a gall bladder attack, so I spent the day watching her to make sure she was ok. She had a doctor's appt. Wed. and refused ER as she had the same thing last year. Excruciating pain. She probably will need surgery.

I see a have a lot to catch up! Hope everyone is well and having a good summer (I ate way too much on my vacation and it's hard getting back to normal). Southern cooking is oh, so good!

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Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions for ordering the pjs for my Sis. I checked a few of the sites out and ordered from Woman Within. I'm pretty sure that's where I had ordered last year, as when I placed the order and went through the checkout process, there was already an account in my name. Go figure! They're so expensive...even on sale they were $25/pair.

Karen, sounds like you had a fabulous time. Good for you and Jim. Hockey tickets sound like the perfect thing (for you) to look forward to enjoying. For me, it would be a total waste...I know nothing about hockey except they seem to fight a lot. Is that true??

Linda5, your daughter brought you some fabulous food fixings! Fantastic! Very thoughtful of her. Congrats on that pound loss!!

Hi, CJ. We're all struggling through this...you know that, right? I have 1 or 2 good weeks and then 1 or 2 not good at all weeks. If I ever figure out how to deal with that, I'll have all our troubles solved! LOL Hope this week goes better for you. How is your great-niece doing?

Becky, thanks for the heads up on the coupons. I use Goodsearch for a search engine that donates a penny to an organization of your choosing for every search you do. For some of the shopping sites, they donate a % of your order and for the others you can get the free shipping and/or money off your order, just as you mentioned. I'll bookmark the one you mentioned, as I wasn't familiar with it. Good to know.

Church this morning, went to town to get a newspaper and eat at the deli at the grocery store. They have a 1-trip salad bar for $4.99 and it's full of fresh fruit and great greens and toppings. Today I overate on really fresh and healthy stuff!! I seem to be able to find a way to overeat on anything. Sheesh!!

Hope you all have a terrific week. I'm going to get this house into shape this week one way or the other. All that has to happen is for Richard to get the shelves put into a closet so I have a better place to store some things. Yippee!! I think he'll get it done this week. I hope. Maybe. If he gets around to it. I guess. LOL... Hugs and love! xoxoxo Jeannie



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My daughter has some friends that own a small taco lace,they make every thing fresh.So she went today and brought me home some corn tortilla's and chicken then the guys pack up some small containers with salsa,quac,onions,cilantro,tomatoes for me to put on myself.So good but stuffed right now.

Went to the farm stand and got some fresh corn and beets.So roasted beets,corn on the cob and chicken for supper.

Vtmaid i live in MA and am only about 25 minutes from the ocean,i love to go and just sit and watch the waves,i start going in april then dont go much in the summer(to many people) then go after labor day until it gets to cold.

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Hi Sparkers! Finally back from vacation in Maine and will be going back to work tomorrow. The weather was splendid. The only rain we had was on the last day. It had been so hot, it actually felt good! By early evening it had cleared up.
One good thing about being by the ocean is that I eat a lot of seafood. As long as it isn't fried, it is relatively good for you. I really didn't gain any weight while away. I have got to really buckle down and do the best I can getting rid of some pounds. I am realistic, though, and I know with the medical conditions I have I will never be svelte again. I just need to lose what I can so that my mobility improves. Otherwise, my quality of life will be greatly reduced and I don't want that.
I looked into a full length mirror in our bedroom at the house we rented and was shocked at just how bad I already look. I have gotten a "diagnosis" from several physical therapists by posting my pictures online in a private support group I use. The consensus was as I expected. Stage three lipo-lymphedema and a very high likelihood of Dercum's disease. I wish I could get an official dx from a doctor but those who specialize in these diseases are few and far between. There are no cures, no medication, etc. The only treatment is compression, wrapping and manual lymph drainage. There are some herbal supplements which help a bit with inflammation and pain. So be it. I will do the best I can with what I can for as long as I can.
On another note, Jim and I have hockey tickets for December. That should come as no surprise to any of you who have known me for a long time. We have tickets coming for 10 games as we bought a mini seasons ticket. We will sell probably 7 of the 10 sets to offset the costs of the tickets and make a little profit. We are deciding which games we want. The only game I am sure of is the December 17th game. It is outside in Ottawa against Montreal. The is a once in a lifetime experience. Don't know how I am going to fare getting up and down in the arena but I don't care. We are going, lol!
Oldest daughter and son in law joined us for part of the time in Maine. It was lovely spending time with them. Middle daughter and partner did not come because the partner's father was at the end of his life journey. They stayed in Houston to be with the rest of the family and her dad passed away on Friday. So sad...he sounded like a really nice man. He was only 64....way too young. Erika thought the world of him.
We only went to the beach once and that was the first night. I look like I have a tan, but I don't. All my freckles ran together! Very fair skin, blue eyes and red hair...not a good combo in the blazing sun. Actually my hair has finally started going white. I don't mind.
We did a fair amount of shopping while we were gone, including Jim and I going to our favorite Celtic shop and purchasing matching wedding rings. They look nice on both of us. They are white gold with a Celtic braid in the middle flanked on either side by 18K milgraining. I also visited a quilt shop and a yarn store and found an outlet store for sheets, towels, comforters, etc. Bought a new ensemble for our bedroom including new curtains, it isn't like me to feel this domestic, lol!
So....I am going to knuckle down a bit and see if I can shed any pounds or not. Even if I can't, eating healthier in itself should be a good enough reason to watch what I eat.
Hugs to all of you. Don't know what has been happening in your lives until I scroll through the recent posts. Hope you are all doing well and wish you the best Sunday possible.
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Good Morning my SP friends, haven't been on the chat for a couple of weeks, I have been reading all the posts and keeping up with you, just been struggling a bit, I did read the article this morning on 50 reasons not to quit, very good. emoticon .

Hope everyone has a Blessed Sunday and stay cool.

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Down a pound at my TOPS meeting this week.

I stayed at my daughters last night and slept in their bed,their mattress is like a brick.

On the way home picked up some chinese food so to night not very hungry so i had a tomato and cucumber sandwich for supper.

Remember that problem i was having signing on in my norton browser well i can now sign in again,beats me what the problem was.

We have been having rhunder storms off and on all day today,some place got hit really bad and have lost power but so far ok in my area.

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Jeannie maybe you could look at your past credit card statements. If you can remember
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Hey Babs, did you mean Woman Within? Woman's World is a magazine. : )

Woman Within is good for the larger sizes. Be aware that their sizing runs big, so check their size charts-- if I remember right, they call a 3X a 1X, and they call a 4X a 2X.

Also, for extra discounts (on that website or any website), go to retailmenot.com to get promo codes to put in at checkout. Sometimes you can get even 40% off with free shipping.

Roaman's is also a good website, not too expensive.

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Jeannie, I would try Womans World - online. More than likely that's what was recommended to you before. They have larger sizes and more economical - quite often good sales. I've bought bras there and I like them. I've aslo bought T-shirts and jeans there. Good quality and fair prices.

Poor Richard - what a horrible way to celebrate his b-day. I hope this is the last one.

Safe travels and good luck to your GS on their games.

Yes, thanks for the reminder to stay hydrated, Jineane. I got into soda this past week between company and the holiday. I do enjoy one once in awhile. But last week I drank way too many. Same story the week before. I'm coming down off my soda binge.

I've got laundry going, dishes to finish and I'm going to make some tuna salad. Sounds good today. It's hot. it's humid. YUCK!

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Good morning, everyone. We're leaving pretty soon to go to a baseball tourney again. I keep saying this may be the last one we see this year, but I really think today's games might be the last. They will have some out of town games that we won't attend. Today is beautiful, so it'll be comfortable to be out.

Have a question some of you might be able to help with. My Sis called last night and said that "they" had lost a pair of her pajamas at the nursing home and would I buy her another pair. The problem is that she wants a 5X or even a 6X. She normally wears a 4X in pants/tops. I know I found some 5X for her a year or so ago (online, of course), but I can't remember where I bought them. Do you have any recommendations? The cheaper the better, as things do get lost or damaged in the laundry at the nursing home. Thanks for any ideas!!

Richard had his colonscopy yesterday. He's such a big baby and honestly, the anesthesia does make him quite loopy. It's no wonder they tell you not to sign any documents and that you have to have a driver. Anyway, they found 4 very small polyps and unless the pathology report comes back as suspicious, this will be the last one he'll have to have. He also celebrated his birthday yesterday!! What a way to celebrate, right?? LOL

Yes, it's fun to have the team bonus points back! You kind of have to work to find them, but at least we know they're there.

Thanks for the reminder about keeping hydrated, Jineane. That's one of my downfalls, although I'm better than I used to be.

Have a great weekend! Looking forward to hearing from everyone this week. Hugs and love, Jeannie



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Glad to have the team bonus points back. It is a great way to start the weekend.

Speaking of the weekend - I hope all of you have a wonderful one and that you manage to stay cool and hydrated.
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happy to see the bonus points are back!

Sure been a busy week. Holiday weeks are always busy. Had company last weekend. Then on Wednesday Joe's grandma came. Goodness. It's my vacation!!! But it all worked out and we enjoyed our visits.

I am still way behind in reading posts. Wonder if I'll ever get caught up or if I should just forget it!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. Tomorrow is my weigh in day. I feel good about it.

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Good afternoon. Hope you all are having a great day. Sounds like your day was great, Linda5!

By the way, remember those team bonus points we used to have (the red flags that you could click on to get points for up to 5 of the teams you're on)? They have returned, although, they're a little harder to find. I've copied the message sent to the leaders' team page for you here:

We've created a new page for Team Bonus Points that is linked off of the SparkPoints task list. Here's a link:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sa_team_
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Thanks,

Coach Jen

You may need to copy/paste the above to get to the page, or I'll put it here and hope it takes it to your own page instead of mine (if it works at all): www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sa_team_
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OR...you may have to go to the My Spark Points link under the My Trackers link towards the top of your page.

Have a great day. Jeannie



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Long day yesterday left at 800 am and didnt get home to just after 900pm.But had a wonderful day,went up to sebago lake to see my daughter and family.Nice day at the beach and just relaxing.

Didnt do to bad food wise so hope the scale goes down at my TOPS meeting tomorrow.

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"I hope everyone is having a very nice day today"



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Small ballpark across street from my house
Can see from in front of my house
Great fireworks
Always loved fireworks
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Hoping all my American team mates enjoyed a very Happy and safe July 4th!
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Anyone going to watch some fireworks tonight?

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"HAPPY 4th OF JULY SPARKFRIENDS" (BE SAFE) emoticon



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UGH!!! Spark People did it to me again.

They keep checking the box that says: Never email me again!

I hate it when I don't hear from all my Spark Friends.

It's mind over matter...

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I know it doesn't take much to get behind in all the team news and going-ons. Of course for myself it would help if I was a little more disciplined and checked in regularly. But I have a solid propensity to procrastinate and put things off, so hence I am always far behind in what is going on.
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1Farmer,
Thanks so much for your support and all on my 2 lb. loss so far and yes,
my hard work is paying off (Woohoo)

Jeannie,
Thanks so much to you as well and don't worry you will soon one day @ a time,
keep at it because it will happen for you it may be slow but that's ok.

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No idea what all is going on. I am so far behind in reading posts.

Our weekend guests are gone. It's time to settle down and get back to 'normal' living, whatever that is!

Warming up here. I do not like it, but that's summer for you.

I have a lot to do. I do hope and plan to come back and read more posts and get caught up. Have a fantastic 4th of July dear friends.

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Great work, Bobbi!

Hope everyone is doing well today. I'm off to a slow start, but hey...I still have a lot of day ahead of me, so never say never! LOL

Hugs! Jeannie

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Anything under God's control is never out of control.
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I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
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Bobbie you are doing great. WooHoo 2lbs gone. Your hard work is getting results.
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Samantha, SparkPeople community moderator, says:
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Just wanna say hello and a Happy Sunday to you all and hope your Sunday is going,
very well for you all this after noon.

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Linda5, I don't have a clue why it is working that way for you. Have you tried logging all the way out and then back in?

I stay signed in all the time and just access the site from one of the emails I get of notification of a post. This one, for example, I just clicked on the link on the email/notice page I got telling me that you had posted in Daily Chat on the team. Sorry I can't help you. Maybe someone else has some ideas for you. Good luck!

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Question about signing into spark people.I usually get in by going to my norton browser but for the last 2 days its not showing the sparkpeople official site,theres ones with youtube,pinterest,facebook.I finally got in by going to my yahoo account and typing in spark people and it comes right up.Anyone got any ideas why this is happening?.

Im off to spring clean my bedroom or maybe finish my fall cleaning that i never finished. LOL

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French toast sounds wonderful, Linda5, but especially with fresh strawberries!! Awesome! The rest of your menu works for me, too! LOL! How awesome for you to be making a trip to the lake in Maine!! I want to come along!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Bobbi, happy and healthy is the way to go, right?

Beautiful weather right now. Loving it! Our DS and his family might come down tomorrow to see our "new" house, but haven't heard for sure, so who knows. They might just show up at the door! Ha!

Take care and have a wonderful day, weekend and holiday, friends!! Hugs, Jeannie

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Hot and humid here,AC on.full blast.I went and got some fresh straw berries this morning and made french toast with fresh straw berries on top.YUMMY

Making a grilled chicken over romaine lettuce with grilled avocado for supper.

My daughter rented a place at sebago lake in ME and i am going up for the day,its a beautiful place.

Have a nice safe holiday.

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"Babs"
Wouldn't it be nice for a cupcake to have No Calories Lol.

"Just wanna say bye bye to the month of June"

"Wishing everyone a great weekend and have a healthy weekend as well"




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Here, too, Babs...cloudy and cool, but much better than super hot and humid, at least in my book.

I'm annoyed with SP right now. They keep putting those autorun videos on almost every page when I want to reply or comment. If I don't remember to shut it off, it eats my data and since i'm on a metered plan, I don't like it much. Now I see sponsored ads at the top of most pages. Oh well...I'll come do my thing and then get out, I guess.

Hope everyone is all geared up for a great weekend. For some, it will be a long one with July 4th on Tuesday this year. For us, it doesn't change too much except to keep busy with getting settled. We are making progress!!

Have a happy day, friends! Hugs and love, Jeannie

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Good morning on this last day of June.

Bobbi, I love the cupcake. No calories!!

Cloudy here. Looks like storms.

I have to get the store soon. We have guests arriving later today. What to fix. What to fix. That's always my concern. I'll figure it out!

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Just popping in to say good-morning to everyone and hope you all are having some,
nice cool weather ours is nice for a change and wish it would stay that away but,
I know it won't because this is Summer time and that mean Hot.

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"Goodnight Babs & everyone else"

Hope everyone is having a great and peaceful Night it is so nice here right now,
and loving this much cooler weather were having.

Had my A1-C and other Labs done today and hoping for some good News on,
Thursday of next week when my dr. appt. gets here Good News I am hoping for,
I have worked so hard on my eating and my exercises that I want the doctor to,
be very proud of how far I have come.




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Starr, congratulations on your new nephew. Exciting. It's wonderful that you and others are working with and helping your new neighbors.

Good morning, Bobbi- and everyone. It hasn't been hot here. We've had gorgeous weather. However, that's going to change soon.

We have guests coming Friday and staying until Sunday. Time to put my thinking cap on for meals with as little prep as possible. I refuse to be a slave to the kitchen!!

2 more days and we're into a new month. Enjoy dear friends.

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Jeannie,
Yes has been very Hot and @ times I cannot stand this heat and just have to bare,
this heat but today was a better day for me a lot cooler and happy over that.

"Wishing everyone a great night"

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Great news. I have a new grand nephew -- and he is beautiful. Very sweeet and peaceful. Three days old today!

Just finished working with my family friends from RD Congo. They, too, are beautiful. They're trying so hard to get accustomed to their new country, new language, and new ways. They appreciate everything we do to help them learn. And they need a lot of help. English is hard. Our ways are hard.

Trying to think of something to help them celebrate the day. We probably should have tried to get the refugees in the parades around here. Just thought of it, but maybe that wouldn't be such a good idea. So far everyone seems to have welcomed them without a problem. I wouldn't want to see that change.

Jeanne, your sister's experience is funny. How many hours has she probably wished she had someone she knew in her new place. Now she has a dear sister, and she's afraid she'll miss her new friends.

Utah is on fire. BrianHead, a beautiful ski resort near Cedar City, Utah, is currently the largest fire in the United States. We don't want the bragging rights, but we have been lucky for several years while the neighboring Western states have suffered through fires.

Very sad to see the forests and parks burn -- Not far from the national parks in Utah.

Hope all is well with the rest of you. Stay safe, stay cool, and stick together.
Starr


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Jeannie, great news about Marilyn and her participating more and more at the nursing home. No, she doesn't realize that it's a trip, work actually, to get there and back home. She hasn't had to do that. So she simply doesn't realize it. But I know it's comforting for you to see her happy there and being active now that she's there without your mother.

Beautiful day here. The temp is suppose to rise by the weekend.

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Linda5, the hummus/radishes sound wonderful. Great snack and great choice.

Bobbi, I don't know how you stand the heat day in and day out. Mercy...I hope it improves for you soon.

Babs, too bad about Abby's friend, but glad the parents are not into the "blame game." There'll be more days to get to the pool. Good for you for taking all of next week off. You can always use the time and hopefully a little R&R! Especially now that your AC is working agin!

We went to my sister's again today. It's a longer trip than it used to be, of course. Richard went along today. Funny (sort of), but we were visiting when one of the nursing home volunteers came to Marilyn and asked her if she was coming to music this afternoon. We'd been there about 30 minutes. Anyway, she said she'd like to and looked at us as if to ask how long are you going to stay. I said to go ahead, Marilyn. I needed to see the woman in the business office about her Medicaid application anyway, so off she went. We took care of business and left and only spent about an hour total at the NH. M just doesn't realize how much of a trip it is, but I do want her to participate and take advantage of whatever activities they have to offer, so no way will I complain about it!!

Okay, friends! Time to go and get a little something done before the evening is over. Have a great one and hope your week is going really well. Hugs and love, Jeannie

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Busy, busy, busy. It's good for me. Keeps the mind active and the body weary. emoticon

My A/C went out Thursday. Called for repairs and thankfully he fit me in. I am like a bear when it's hot. Do not mess with me!! emoticon It was the motor. OK. That was a fun day. Then there was a day of laundry, little stuff and grocery shopping. Then I was kinda lazy on Saturday. Just did not feel motivated. So the weekend goes very fast then.

Can't believe we begin a new month on Saturday and that a week from tomorrow is the 4th! I need to get to the store for some 'sparkles' for the cemetery. I have things there from Memorial Day, but I want to add sparkles. Plus. I just need to 'talk' to them. I cry, but it's a healing cry.

Joe's dad and 'friend' are coming Saturday, the 1st. I'm taking next week off. So there are busy days ahead.

Jaki took Abby and a friend to Splash City (waterpark) yesterday. Her little friend slipped and hit her head. Jaki said the lifeguard/everyone was excellent with her. Called her mom, gave her an ice pack. Jaki called her dad for her. He said 'I'll bet she was running! I keep telling her to be careful. She just gets so excited." She was definitely excited. She told Abby Saturday evening after her mom got home from work they went shopping for a new swimsuit for her. Precious. They ate lunch and she wanted to get back in the pool but she complained of a headache. So Jaki told her she thought she should take her home, be with family. Her mom was at work but her dad was home. Nice family. She's accident prone according to her dad. Cute child. All bubbly. emoticon

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"Good morning"
Wishing everyone a great new week and hope everyone is having something,
great to think about in doing for this week I am getting ready to go and walk again,
it makes me feel great anymore and that is awesome and my clothes are getting,
smaller every time I turn around I have to go and buy me another set smaller.

"Have a great week"

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"Good-morning"
Just popping in to say hello and hope you all are making it though this,
Sunday morning and getting your exercises in and all and hope it ain't to Hot for you all,
here today our weather H: 106F; L: 65F; and very Humid and Sticky ugh.
as of right now @ 8am pt. 77 degrees but will be up by 5pm.

This weeks loss =2 lbs. (Overall loss =71 lbs.)


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Almost forgot to tell you about the snack i have been having,We get josephs humus cups.They are humus and tortilla chips and the new crop of radishes are here so thats been my snack all week.

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I always make the guys at my stand at work
my home made chocolate chip cookies every season,so today made 5 dozen cookies. Some said to me you must eat a lot of them but by time i am finished i am sick of looking at them.I had one to check to make sure i didnt leave out any thing.I must have walked 5000 steps between cooking all of them.

I put a rack of spare ribs in the crock pot and made some potato salad also some roasted veggies for supper.

I thought it was hot here but then i see 109,id be melting.

Have a good week end every one.

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Hello,
Wishing everyone a great weekend and hope that everyone is drinking their water,
and staying within their daily range and being much healthier or close to it.

Congrats to everyone who had a great loss. emoticon emoticon



SW:380 lbs.
CW:313 lbs.
GW:280 lbs.(I have 33 lbs. to go)

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6/23/17 12:36 P

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Good morning! We had a little rain in the night and a cold front has moved into the state making thing much more comfortable. I'll take it any time or day of the week!! Hope it cools off for everyone. Bobbi, your temps are out of control. I think there's someone who lives in Vegas where it's been unreal, too. Please be careful, everyone, and remember to stay hydrated!!

Cathy and Linda5, congrats on those nice losses. You're doing great! Really love seeing how well it's going for you. Yes, we sometimes have little slipups and even big ones, but the true trick is not letting them turn in permanent ones! emoticon

Good to see you, Star. Jineane, I have to try to keep the number of my teams down, too, and even then I can't keep up sometimes. I should be more active on some, but it doesn't always happen.

Karen won't see this, I don't think, but sure hope she has a great time in Maine. Sorry to hear that your DD and partner won't make it as planned. Especially when you consider the reason. So sad.

Babs, take advantage of your long weekend...or short work week, however you want to look at it. I know you're not taking it easy, though, as you always have plenty of work to do no matter if you're at the office or at home!!

Starr, you are doing an admirable and compassionate thing by helping the family with their resettlement. They certainly have a tough row to hoe and it's only when people like you step up to make a true difference in their lives that they will make it. Prayers for their success and thanksgiving for you!!! emoticon

Jackie, hope your trip is a smashing success! It's on my bucket list! emoticon

Have a great day, everyone. I have a shift at the museum this afternoon (my first since our move back here) and at 4:30 I have an appt with my NP. Don't like going so late in the day, but it was the only thing open that fit with my schedule.

Love and hugs, Jeannie xoxox emoticon



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6/23/17 11:36 A

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"Congrats on your 2 lbs. down awesome"

Another Hot day today ugh 108 degrees and Humidity is what gets me ugh,
last night about 7pm went out front to sit on the porch with the family and,
sweat just started pouring down my face and neck and all ugh and so went,
and took a shower my 2nd one of the day so am I ready for another day like,
last night not really ugh..but it's here No matter what I say or do.



SW:380 lbs.
CW:313 lbs.
GW:280 lbs.(I have 33 lbs. to go)

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6/23/17 8:27 A

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Feeling for those with extreme heat, I'm definitely not a fan of really hot, humid weather
Also, prayers and thoughts for those who've had extreme weather, hope all is well

Good week
Down 2lbs
Why it so easy at times and so impossible at others
Need to learn to capitalize on the easy weeks
And learn to move pass the tough ones
Cathy
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Edited by: NYANGELNY at: 6/23/2017 (08:28)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


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#109 degrees though the night and here it is 7:55pm and still Hot Ugh.

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SW:380 lbs.
CW:313 lbs.
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6/22/17 9:32 P

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Thank you every one for the birthday wishes and spark goodies
Even with having chinese food and cake i lost 2.6 pounds this week at my TOPS meeting.

The hot weather is back tomorrow UGH,cant wait for the weekend.

Linda5

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Today is a quiet day. We had thunderstorms this morning, probably more to come, temperature will be about 90, and we both have headaches.

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Just stopping by to say I am still alive and continuing my sparkin' journey. I have accomplished some of the tidying and organizing that I have been putting off for months and months (my family would say years and years and they are probably right).

Now my goal for the rest of this month and the summer is to try to stay current with my spark teams. In order to do this I have pared them down to four. That seems doable to me.

Hope everyone is having a great week.
Jineane
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