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9/20/14 8:38 A
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I got home after work to a flooded apartment. My place is torn apart right now, along with two neighbors, where the flooding started (two doors down). Plumbing guys and carpet guys were all on the scene until almost 7:00 last night. I have four industrial fans blowing the carpet and the noise is making me crazy...until I take my hearing aid out.

The pipes were repaired so we can use our water again.......there is just much disruption while the carpets are dealt with and they can finish up.

My AC is not working either...it never got below 82 and I had a long, painful, restless night sleeping on the sofa. I left lights on so I didn't trip over stuff. I sorely considered going to a Motel but ONE night would not help that much and I can't see paying for the 3-4 I'd need. The fans have to blow for three days.......I hit my heel on one and that hurt bad! (sore foot!)

I was so hot and miserable that I came to the office at 6:30 this morning. Brought my coffee with me....and made rounds on the golf cart to list lights out on property and got to use the headlights on it. That was fun...

BUT! They will clean ALL my carpet (Monday)...and that was on my list of things to have done soon...and I pray they put everything back where it goes. I can't use the bedroom right now, except for tripping around to get clothes. The computer, phone etc is all unplugged and y'all know what a mess 40 wires can be... emoticon

My neighbors cat ran off, she was so afraid of all the turmoil and noise in her apartment. I sure hope she comes home. Poor Tawna.........she loves that cat and so do I. It does help me somewhat to not be doing this alone, tho I sure feel for my neighbors!

Well...that's enough high drama from me for the day. I will have some time to myself before I officially "open" at 9:00.


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9/19/14 4:19 P
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That sounds wonderful Kim. I'd be one "wanting" to be on the beach at sun-up but the hiking part would be rough for me too. I'm glad you had a great time and I know the trip was a much needed time away......and a great way to celebrate your anniversary.

I am counting down to 5:00 today. It's been slow and peaceful so I've had a blessed day, but when I sink into my recliner when I get home, I praise God for it's comfort!

Today has been a "snacky" type of day. I didn't want the lentil soup at lunch so had another Quest bar and coffee. Then a few bites of three bean salad (canned variety)...mushy and rather nasty so I tossed it. Then a Greek yogurt. I'd had a half a Quest bar for breakfast, left from yesterday. I need to pack better and plan ahead.....it's 3:15 now so I should be ok until I get home. emoticon

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Amen to Shel's comment! My prayers go out to all of you Missy.

We are back from our vacation. It was wonderful. We went to a different lighthouse each day. I'll try to get the pictures loaded onto the computer so that I can get them up on here. I wanted to try and do some walking on the beach, but the unevenness of it hurt my back so I didn't get very far - bummer. I was able to sit out on the beach though, and also out on our deck (which was like being in a wind tunnel - we were on the fifth floor). Wade was the one who got up with the sun and took the shell hunting walk on the beach each morning! I thought it was rather funny because that is what I did the last time we stayed at an ocean front house on the beach about 15 years ago. I was the first one up in the morning walking on the beach while everyone else slept. I didn't sleep well in this room though, too many different noises kept me from a sound sleep - I wasn't ready to get up with the sun! LOL! Despite all of that I had a gloriously wonderful time! Praise the Lord, He made a beautiful world!

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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9/19/14 11:01 A

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Oh, Missy! May the Lord send His Spirit to comfort all who knew and loved her - yourself included! Shel


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9/19/14 10:29 A
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Oh Missy! This is such a sad thing. My heart hurts for you and for all who loved her. Praying for all...the world is so full of despair and sin sickness and without Christ there is no hope of peace.

Keeping you in prayer always. God knows the sorrow that's crossed your doorway and the pain. May He hold you close and be your comforter and healer in the days ahead.

Hooya! 50 Team points today!

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please pray for a young ladies family....
I grew up with her...had sleep overs...find out this morning that she shot herself in the head...so in shock....pray that her boyfriend and family will come to know Christ! ..so in shock right now. emoticon

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9/19/14 6:36 A

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Well, this morning I got up at 5 and managed to pedal 15 minutes before the call of nature struck me. Then I showered. I can try to do more later today, along with the resistance band. But anyway, I was encouraged when I got on the scale, to see that despite not being able to exercise as I wanted, I was still in ONEderland.
But I will be so glad when I have resolved this hip thing. Owee. Shel


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I feel for you She! Hoping things get back to "normal" soon and you find the time for yourself that is much needed. Now at my place, I have more free time than anyone I know...and do less with it!

I've been out of commission since Saturday but do try to get my 10 minutes of activity in even if I hobble to do it. Do I get extra credit for dragging around in this cumbersome boot?

I did ask Jesus to go in the store with me this morning and the ONLY reason was I needed cat food. They don't understand that I'm not up to shopping, they just know "I'm hungry and these bowls are empty"...

I did ok, just went very slowly....and picked up some lovely tomatoes and sandwich items while in there...and some high fiber English muffins to use for breakfast. It may be wood fiber but hey, 8G compared to 1...I'll take it! They were on sale too.

My bread is the 40 calorie, double fiber too....and I'll do open faced toaster sandwiches. So Delicious and so easy. I'll tread lightly with the turkey breast. Even this lower sodium stuff has 430 mg sodium and we know what that does for us... emoticon

Today's lunch will be a repeat of yesterday...Lentil soup and collard greens. Yum!

It's time to get off the coffee and start my water for the day...be blessed ladies!!

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9/18/14 11:19 A

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It has been so hard to get on the bike later in the day. I guess I'm just gonna have to go with rising early for potty/shower time and maybe take a nap when I get home from work, IF I don't have an appointment! It's frustrating...I want to do this, but the new schedule makes it difficult.


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Oh Kim...that time flew by! I know Mom and Jake will be very glad to see you back home though.

Missy got us Kim, on Monday for this week. We'll be back on an even keel in no time. emoticon

emoticon l confidence that we will survive and thrive as we strive towards the goals we set. I am SO looking forward to being able to walk again and get outside for play time with the cooler temps coming!

Praying for us all here...God knows each name, need and heart.......and is with us every moment. I am so thankful for His peace, protection and provision...always.

Love y'all!

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Shel, I hope Levi will feel better soon. Keep us posted, he's in my prayers.

Missy, you continue in my prayers!

We're getting ready to check out. We should be back home early this afternoon. Since no one sent Missy weights on Monday, perhaps we can give them to her this evening. I wasn't anywhere near a scale. I didn't go to the challenge thread, so the weights may already be there, but if not, I'm all for going ahead and giving her them this evening, and then starting back on Monday again.

Bye bye ocean!

God bless, Kim

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Thanks Missy! I am praying I can walk without this boot by the weekend. As much as I whine about it, I am so thankful I have it!

OUCH! When we have an injury, it's sure hard to avoid hurting ourselves at our weak spot. I sure pray for good results Missy. You've had enough pain and troubles for four folks the past couple of years!

That's a good report Shel. When some things check out, it has to lighten the load somewhat. Now that arthritis pain is a big bully enough all by itself. emoticon

Mail just came...no checks. Speaking of checks I need to get mine in the bank. I may take it this afternoon after work.

I brought lentil soup and collard greens for lunch. Yummo emoticon I'm with you Missy on the eating better. Kim has us working on portion control and balance right now and those are top priorities for this ol' gal.......My lunch...reminds me of the time I brought what I thought was lima beans from the freezer and it was gravy! emoticon

I did my kitchen inventory yesterday and from that, will do up a shopping list (essentials) and a meal plan. I want to do a simple, balanced menu, and use up the wonderful things I have on hand. My fridge is looking fairly empty right now but at least I can find my yogurt.

My turkey chili I made on Sunday was SO good so I will repeat that when I can stand up and function properly. That was one of my goals I set on my motivational board...."cook more"

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9/17/14 11:32 A

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Bren, I hope your foot is doing better! My procedure went well...except for my bottom lip on the inside is raw and hurts! Feels like someone hit me a good one..and I bit my lip real hard! ugh!
I am thinking it came from the bite-guard?

I had to have 2 biopsies....hoping I get good news! I also, have the start of the same problem that cause my colon surgery!!!! So, I HAVE TO EAT BETTER!!!!!



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9/17/14 11:29 A

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Yesterday got results of bloodwork done (routine) and everything is copascetic. BP is controlled, and really my main problem is the arthritis.
Didn't get on the bike Monday cuz I had to do some shopping; nor yesterday cuz I went to visit a former co-worker who, with his wife, is a missionary in Kenya and is stateside for a year. It was a really nice visit!
My Honey called last night, asking for prayers, because he was in a lot of pain. emoticon (2 Cor. 4:16) "...we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. "
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I'm sorry Missy! I just sent mine after a bit of whining about my foot!

Oh I would be too! Be hungry emoticon It's great that you got the smaller doses of the drink....ad they go down easy. I hope the time speeds by and you will be in recovery before you know it.

That's great! The FBS drop. I've wondered about fasting the dinner meal on purpose to get my flesh under subjection and help with my numbers. I am praying for us both...and for others with diabetes, for recovery and the best life possible........

I need to check mine for my after lunch reading. I took a nice nap (minus the pain) after lunch (well 2:00-4:00) and just got up a few minutes ago.

Mine was 228 this morning and 222 just now so it held pretty steady. I'll watch the carbs PM.

I sat outside and loved on Mama cat this morning. I told her I wish I could hear her purr. This is round two of babies for her. Sweet and beautiful cats. If I could have them inside I'd have an apartment full. The skeeters are still out and they ran me back inside too soon. emoticon

I still want to do my kitchen inventory and load the dishwasher at least. I'll wear the boot tonight and hope this thing is much better tomorrow. I'll keep my water going and rest well...

Be blessed and encouraged, strengthened and at peace...
Love, hugs and prayers....
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I was ready for weigh ins to post...but had no reports...

my fbs was 210 this morning...
took it at 4 and it dropped to 167...eager to see what it may be by morning...from fasting ..
I am so hungry...lol....I start drinking the drink at 5:30...cool ..that my doc gave me the 5oz drink.i can handle that...I hope...lol..

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9/14/14 8:53 A
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Wishing you and Wade a wonderful anniversary trip! May you be blessed and rejuvenated by the time at the beach and all things at home run super smooth.
Oh yes! Glad you got the rug moved from Mom! Praying for her and you two...while you are away. Check in if you can but don't fret if you can't!

Blessings to all here for the new week ahead....may you be strengthened, encouraged and at peace.

Love and hugs~ emoticon

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We miss you to, Missy! I'm so glad you are doing better.

Wade and I are almost ready to head out for the beach. I snuck the luggage into the van while he walked Jake last night, but the small last minute bags are discombobulating him. He'll be excited when Mom gets here later. She's one of his favorite people!

Well, I'll check in later, Lord willing. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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9/13/14 5:32 P

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Thank You, Bren!
That is why I kept taking it...I thought maybe after 2 weeks or more my body would adjust...but no way...it was horrible stomach pain..like my belly was on fire....

Thank you for your prayers...love u too!!!!!!

Can't wait to get back!!! I miss the challenges!!!! :):)

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Missy! That's great. I know when I first started I had a lot of trouble too. For the first two weeks I felt like I needed to hang on to the potty (TMI I know) and had several accidents. It was really awful! Bless your heart...I'm so glad you're feeling a bit better and I will have you on my calendar for Tuesday.

We love you and pray you are back and feeling much better very soon emoticon

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Went back to my 30 day checkup since last visit when he raised my metformin to 2000
I told him I believed that was all my belly problems..and he said i was right...it was way to much for my body..so he took me down to 500 2x day with extended release...so we will see what happens with that...my belly is much much better...can't wait to get Tuesday over with...
God takes good care of me...thank u ladies so much for your prayers...

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Woohoo, Lisa! Way to take charge!

Wade and I are trying to get ourselves ready for our trip. He is also trying to get the house ready for Mom. She was here this morning to color my hair - now I am a blond bombshell! - and she drops on Wade that she wants to go downstairs to do some of her back exercises on the carpet down there. There is no way she is going down those stairs with no one here with her. Two options, he could put in another hand rail tonight or we can put down the rug that we usually put down for the winter in the living room, but do it now - that is what we ended up doing, so now she can do her exercises in the living room and not have to go down the stairs! Yikes, I hope she doesn't come up with too many more things like that! At least that one was easy enough to fix. I'm glad she said something, otherwise she would have been going up and down those stairs without us knowing about it!

Bren, I hate that you missed that med. I hope that everything will be alright!

Well, time to get to my other messages. I will try to keep you posted on how things are going. Keep up the good work.

God bless, Kim

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I didn't fare so well last night. I was too hungry to be reasonable....so I wasn't. I didn't even have my popcorn and was in trouble. Also, when I went to take my meds last night after dinner, I saw that I had not taken them Thursday! That's not good, as that's when I take my Plavix and I had dire warnings about missing even one dose! So I pray it had no adverse effects.

It's 52 here this morning! Now I am ready for Fall but folks are in jackets already and my feet are cold! It's still very gray and windy out but I am tucked inside and cozy. I went out earlier to unlock a few units to rent so I don't have to dart in and out. I don't have a jacket so did not cover all the property as I would have otherwise. I have someone coming for a 10X20 after lunch.

I stopped at HEB for some salad veggies and the guys checking me out and bagging, joked about my pickle. I'd bought one small pickling cucumber for my salad for lunch. It's sad, the waste that goes on in the stores. There was a rotty cucumber in the mix which will rot others and the bags of salad looked terrible! The small individual bags were ok, and the larger ones as well...I should've taken a large I suppose instead of three individuals. Oh well...perhaps next time I'll be thinking when I'm in there. The tomatoes were on sale...and pretty.

I had a lady waiting to get in as soon as I got here. She was going to be running in some charity race and was a bit put off by the weather...wet, cold with spots of mud. I liked her headband...it said "I run like a girl"...

I have my water bottle and am hunkered down and ready to work...Have a blessed day ladies! I will as well.

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So glad to hear your BS are coming down Bren!!! That is SO important for your overall health...and we enjoy you so much, we want you around!!

I agree with you on the hair thing girls, I was always a medium blonde naturally, now I'm lighter where it's grey and a dark blonde/light brown where it's not...Hard to figure out which color actually looks the most natural on me...

I got to visit with a friend this morning for breakfast out...and we had some fun making them cook us something that clearly was not offered on the menu, but we are both sparking along and trying to lose weight, so we made them cook us up a load of veggies to go with our eggs...no toast, no grits...no pancakes, waffles or french toast...just a well behaved breakfast with coffee...Then I convinced her to take a 1.5 mile walk with me along a trail that runs a block or two from the restaurant so we could really feel good about what we accomplished today!

Well, it's time to hit the hay my friends...I'll pop in again before the weekend is out!

Blessings!

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For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith (Mark 11:23) [This MOUNTAIN of weight IS going to GO!]



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Kim, that reminded me of the time my Mom commented on my hair color. She asked "when did you color your hair"? I said two years ago! She argued with me that my color wasn't my "natural" color as it was way too dark! It was so funny!

Thinking of three stores makes me weary! I thought about stopping and grabbing salad...and couldn't bring myself to go out. I have a deposit to take in and it can wait until I leave at 5:00.

I still have a bottle of color in there that I've had since a year before Mom passed away so it may turn my hair green if I used it now?

That was cute, the instructions for Jake's care while you're gone. You know him very well.

It's been cloudy and 66-67 today! Yippee. I'm loving it! I didn't get the cart out because of the rain and I will be fine if it can stay in the shed. Now I need to get ME out of the shed and moving! This weather would be fine for a walk...

I went down to take a lock off a unit, then remembered when I got back in here that I haven't done lock outs yet! Oh well...it was a nice walk!

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Yeah, Lisa. I'm looking forward to seeing you over there.

Went shopping today - I couldn't make it into the third store! boohoo. My back and legs were just not up to it. We got some stuff for our trip, and restocked Jake's treats. I did buy some hair color and Mom is going to do that this weekend some time. Wade wanted and extra light blond, so I know that he wasn't really liking the natural me, which is a medium brunette. Yuck! I thought I could live with it, but it just isn't me - well, it is me, but it's not who I've been for more than 45 years.... LOL! It's weird how you can be blond all of your life and then as you get older your hair just suddenly goes dark. ooo-eee-ooo-eee. My dad's hair was very dark, and I was born with black hair, but it fell out and the blond came in. Maybe his genes are kicking in - who knows!!!

Not much else going on. I'm just trying to recoup from the shopping trip. I need to eat something for lunch. It should really be time for my afternoon snack, but my tummy has been out of whack today too. Love y'all. Kim

God bless, Kim

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I managed 16 minutes on the bike yesterday. Last night I went to bed so early - 7:30, but watched an episode of (believe it or not) The Beverly Hillbillies, before shutting down for the night. So this morning, wouldn't you know, I got up on autopilot at 5:30. So I had a leisurely shower. But I aim for 25 on the bike when I get home. And the resistance band. Gotta get back to strenght exercises!
I think the cool damp weather is making my hip hurt more today... Shel emoticon


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That was cool Shel! In the one from OA...HALT...don't let yourself get too Hungry, Angry?, Lonely or Tired...I say my L is for lazy! Oh, that would make me whiny. Sharing the one bathroom with 7 others! Do you draw names for first dibs? Prayers for you and your busy household Shel...

Lisa! Thanks for popping in to catch up and I saw you at the challenge thread. I'm so glad you're joining us. emoticon

Oh No Kim! Not when you're going away for a few days! I feel for you with the intense back pain. You'll be in my prayers and hey, I'm in agreement...the 10 minutes of activity...you know what you can tolerate so do what you need to. Many of us have things to work around and with...be it knees, back, feet, hips or something that is a hindrance perhaps...so we will do what we can and thank God we can do those things emoticon

Wow! That is great, how Wade has done with the program. I've seen that advertised on TV and it's not for this ol' gal but for those who can... emoticon

I'm hoping the cooler weather (on it's way, I just know it!) will give me incentive to get outside more, play in my gym and walk the neighborhood.

As reported on the challenge thread...my FBS was only 159 this morning and I was SO happy. One day done well...(actually day two of challenge) Yesterday was 230, but even that was an improvement!

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Okay, I've posted my starting weight on the thread you told me about...just wanted to let you all know I'm going to do this challenge along with all of you....

Gotta head out for an appointment this evening, so this is all she wrote for now! Blessings!

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Lisa, the challenge is on the 12 Weeks "Journey to Better Health" Challenge thread. It's in the Accountability Forum on the main team page. We started just yesterday. If you scroll down a few posts you will see my post on our first Challenge and what it entails.

I'm afraid my 10+ isn't going to be able to be a streak! My back is a mess. I wore my TENS unit to bed last night because my back didn't feel like it was going to hold me up. I am still going to try and get exercise in throughout the day, but I'm not going to be able to do it in a row and I don't know if I will end up getting 10 minutes in - for me it is going to have to be just activity! I hope that's alright with y'all. If you can do the 10+, please, please, please strive for that!

Wade finished his PX90 yesterday. He looks much better, although he didn't hit is as strictly food-wise as the program said, he did lose 10 pounds and a pant size. His pictures look really good too. It was fun watching him get stronger and accomplish more with each passing week. He has an extremely weak right knee, and you can tell how much more he was able to work out the left leg compared to his right leg. He takes pain medication for it, but he still can't use it to carry his weight, and that is what some of the exercises have them do. He used to be a runner and the knees take a pounding doing that.

Mom stopped by today to discuss different stuff for when she takes care of Jake. It was funny. When he stares at you at this time of day it means this. When he stares at you at this time, ask him what he wants, if he wants to the edge of the kitchen he wants a snack; if he goes to the back door he wants to go outside. If he brings you his green toy he really really wants a snack! He is so funny, a pretty smart! She is going to come by again this weekend and color my hair - I've reached my limit of tolerating how dark it is and the gray! Yuck!

Well, I better let y'all get back to your stuff. I'll talk to you later. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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Great devotional! It makes it more memorable to have whatchamacallits...is it acronym?
I once did a sermon in Spanish for how to be happy, using ALEGRIA (happiness).

I'm going to try to do my pedaling when I get home from school - it's too crazy in the morning with the 5 kids trying to get ready. I don't want to have to get up at 5. Or 4:30. We'll see how THAT goes.


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Thanks Kim! I thought so too...I need to plan on purpose and be specific. Random ideas on scrap paper are just that emoticon

Lisa, I don't qualify for assistance. My income is over the limit apparently. I make too much to get help but not enough to help myself. I do know I'm in trouble. Physically and financially. BUT....God is aware of all the details and I am looking to Him for answers to my dilemma.

You can join us on the accountability thread for details and initial weigh in. Kim and I did ours yesterday. Portion control is key in week one and I still need that uhm "training"...

My Mama kitty is going to have more babies. I wish she had a hiding place where they didn't have to cross the street but that's beyond my control. I love these cats...and they bring joy to me. I told my co-worker that I could buy two bags of cat food for the price of one burger meal, so that should help me avoid those!

Blessings to all...

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HI everyone! I've had a busy start to the week, but it's all "good" busy instead of "putting out fires" busy! Our weather here in CT has been comfortably in the 70's but my office A/C won't turn off and even with a sweater, I've got icicle fingers! Staying on plan, but the scale has been stuck for almost three weeks...hopefully I'll bust through this plateau as the challenge team gets started...I was planning on joining you ladies for your accountability challenge...and I see you mentioning it...when are you starting? And what do I have to do to be included?

Missy, praying your procedure goes well and that the physicians and the Physician are able to straighten you out right quickly!

Bren - were you able to get anywhere with the Lantus manufacturer? You've GOT to get those numbers in better control...

Bless all of you ladies...I'll check in again in a day or two...


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For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith (Mark 11:23) [This MOUNTAIN of weight IS going to GO!]



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What a great devotional, Bren! It's funny, but all five of those things are what SP uses as traits for their goal setting as well. I need those verses too. It's difficult for me to think positively about myself and ultimately that is not having faith in God. That hurts! God wants us to live in victory and that means living in faith and trusting in Him. The closer we get to Him the greater the Evil One battles to make us fall back! Being a Christian isn't for sissies!

As I read those characteristics for goal setting I thought of when I was using the free coaching on SP. They are offering it for free for everyone right now and I would strongly suggest that everyone give it a try. It really helped me out when I started using it. You don't speak directly to the coaches every day, but you do have access to them if you have a question. Each day you are given steps to follow and lessons to learn. It's about getting refocused, and these steps of goal making were part of that refocusing. Before I did the coaching I was at a point where I was ready to quit. I hadn't been that close to giving up before that point. After doing the coaching I was ready to go again. So, if you need a boost, this would be a good tool.

I hope y'all have a great evening. Love ya

God bless, Kim

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How to Set a FAITH Goal
by Rick Warren


“I know that I have not yet reached that goal, but there is one thing I always do. Forgetting the past and straining toward what is ahead, I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize for which God called me through Christ to the life above.” (Philippians 3:13-14 NCV)

I believe in setting goals. I’ve set them all my life, because goals are simply statements of faith. The Bible says, “The just shall live by faith” and “Without faith it’s impossible to please God” and “Whatsoever is not of faith is sin” and “According to your faith it will be done unto you.”

God always operates in your life by faith. That’s why you need goals in your life, because a goal is a statement of faith. A goal says, “I believe God wants me to accomplish something by a certain date.” If you don’t have a date, it’s not a goal. It’s a wish. It’s a dream. It’s a desire. But wishes are a dime a dozen; they’re worthless. The only thing that will change your life is setting a goal. You’ve got to wake up from the dream and go to work!

A “FAITH” goal has five characteristics:

Focused. That means it is specific. If you use the words “more” or “less,” it’s not a focused goal. “I want to be less angry” or “I want to weigh less” or “I want to be more like Jesus” are not goals because you can’t measure them. You have to be specific.

Attainable. If you set an unrealistic goal, it’s just going to discourage you. If you say, “I’m going to pray three hours a day,” you’re setting yourself up for failure. Set a goal that stretches you and then trust God will help you stretch.

Individual. That means it’s personal. You cannot set goals for other people because you can’t control them. You can’t set goals for your children, your husband, or your boyfriend or girlfriend. You can only set goals for yourself, because you can control you and not anybody else. The only way you can change other people is by changing yourself.

Trackable. Trackable goals can be measured. They’re verifiable. You set a date and say, “By Nov. 30 I will have accomplished this, and by Dec. 30 I will have accomplished this, and by Jan. 30 I will have accomplished this.”

Heartfelt. Your goals have got to be heartfelt. You’ll never reach a passionless goal. If you’re not passionate about the goal, wait until you get passionate about it. If you don’t have a deep desire to do it, don’t set it.

I encourage you to set one spiritual goal for your life today. Maybe your goal is to have a quiet time for five minutes every day for the next month. That is a FAITH goal, and you can accomplish it in faith.

Talk It Over
•What are the goals that you have been working toward? Do they meet the criteria of a FAITH goal?
•How does prayer play a role in the way you set goals?
•What is a new goal that you believe God wants you to set after learning about FAITH goals?











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Good morning ladies!

Hey Shel! Your regular posts have been missed. I hope your schedule gets adjusted quickly and you hit your stride again. That's my goal too...195. I've seen it just twice the past two years.
Praying for you in the need for a hip replacement. May God be your strength, provider and peace, and bring comfort in the times of pain and stress.

Same for you Missy. You've had a really rough time of late. God knows all the details and we will be praying that whatever is going on has a quick fix. My heart goes out to you.

Kim, thanks so much for stepping in for our challenge to help Missy and keep us accountable. I'm in need of redirection and accountability as we all know.

Yesterday was my rest day and I did that well. Today is cleaning and catch up and I've gotten a good start. I need to get the trash out, sort laundry, vacuum and the like.

Diane...I hope all is well at your place. Drop in when you can!

Have a blessed day ladies. May you rest in Jesus and be strengthened, encouraged and comforted...He knows our names and needs today.
Love and hugs~
Bren

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Good morning, all.
I am gradually overcoming the challenges of adjusting to a new schedule...new school...new responsibilities. I still have to get up early so as to have a turn at the bathroom. I started getting up at 5:45, then changed it to 5:30...now I'm thinking just getting up at 5 so I can be sure to have time on my bike and shower before the kids need to. The disadvantage of one bathroom!
Although I've strayed back above 200 pounds, this morning I'm just under. Gonna work my way to 195. My doctor said that aside from the arthritis, I'm in pretty good shape. I'm going to the orthopedic doc next month to check out options for surgery. The hip is really bad. Shel


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You're welcome, sweetie. You don't need stress right now, so just take whatever time you need to get better. We got your back!



God bless, Kim

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I don't think I have that Kim...at least I pray not...
I think it is intestinal issues...I just took my pill ...that relaxes the bowel muscle..
I did not fall asleep until 630 this morning..and got up at 930...so i got bout 3hrs sleep...
i have been glued to bathroom...ugh!!! NOT LIKE!...but still Praising my Lord...cause some have it much worse than me...I did notice some blood in stool...so that is scaring me...but I keep praying it is something simple and fixable!

Kim, thanks for taking my spot until I get better...I pray the challenge goes wonderful..and every one give 100 percent! Remember We can do it!!!!

thanks for the prayers

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Yep, I was disturbed Kim! I'm going to HAVE to get myself under control. Those numbers scare me and I feel pretty crummy when they are so high.

I made that payment by phone and was assured the original will be reimbursed if it shows up. I'm good to go again.

I hope the weather will be beautiful and you and Wade have a wonderful anniversary trip Kim. It will be such a nice get-away for you both. Thirty years is awesome emoticon

I'm going to tread lightly the rest of the week with my PM meal...especially...work on my numbers. The buck stops at my door! emoticon

I'm going to check my mail and clean the kitchen. I've been resting today and it was needed, but now I need some activity.

Have a blessed evening all!

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Missy, do you have bloating and hardness in your tummy? Ask them about gastroperisis. This is something that my gastro docs thought that I had. It's when your stomach doesn't empty properly, and it is a disease that diabetics have. I am not a diabetic but they checked me for it anyway. It's not something that your endoscopy with show. They have to do a test where they feed you nuked food and they take scans of your tummy every 20 or 30 minutes for about 3 hours to see how it is emptying. I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy at the same time 5 years ago. They put me under enough that I was totally unaware of what was going on. I had a clean bill of health though. I sure hope they figure out what is wrong.

Bren, that is terrible. Both about the Lantus and the check. I reckon you are going to have to really buckle down and work at keeping those numbers down. Will that help with now needing to use that medication so much?

Well, this Sunday Wade and I are off to the Outer Banks for our 30th Anniversary. We will be there when Missy has her procedure, but I will do my best to remember to pray at that time, Missy. You will be in my prayers that day for sure anyway! We will be gone for four days from the 14th to the 18th. Wade will have his phone and I will be checking our e-mails, but I don't know how much I will be doing much checking in on any of the threads, just depends on how busy he keeps us!

I will talk to y'all later. Love ya.

God bless, Kim

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We will keep you in prayer Missy. Do what you need to, to ensure recovery. I pray it comes quickly.

Well, I got another bill from Triple A yesterday. They never received my payment of $140 and will cancel my service the 13th if not received! It goes to California, and mail will not reach them in 4 days. I had to go back on posts to find my "complaint" date and it was 8.17. I'd gotten the bill the 16th and mailed payment the 18th of August. I called the credit card company and the payment has not been placed on my account so that info is floating around out there somewhere. I pray no one dishonest comes by it emoticon I'll call once the CS office opens at 8:00 and pay by phone....and keep an eye on my account. If that payment shows up, they can reimburse me.

emoticon I was looking at my last Lantus pen....I'd thought the prescription was $386 for 75 days...it was for 25 days! I got 5 pens, 100 units each and took 20 units daily. That's 5 days per pen. Maybe I need real glasses? Anyway...with some readings over 300...I need to regroup and get geared up.

I did end up working all day so I will have Thursday off for yesterday. My momentum was thrown off a bit and I'll need to jump start myself today, to get things done. emoticon

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Kim, thanks for posting the song...i shed a tear or two on that one...that was sweet of you!
I posted on the challenge my details from the GI Doc...
Even through all this pain...God is showing mercy toward me...he took away the horrible headaches...and for that I as so THANKFUL!!!!!...cause with the stomach pain I am having right now...I think I would seriously go crazy...
Kim, I feel like doing exactly what u said....
they put me on a new drug that melts under the tongue ...for bowel spasms..that he thinks i may be having ...it hasn't helped....I go to my regular doc Thursday..to checkup on my diabetes...i think i am requesting a new diabetes drug...2000 mg metformin i think is way to much!
anyway..just wanted to update ya'll...love u gals...and please understand i will not be on here as much until my pain lets up..I still have to keep the house clean, homeschool my boys.and do college projects...lol...with my sweet girl...so i stay busy...when i am not soaking on heating pads and crying out to God to heal me... emoticon Through it ALL I still will PRAISE MY LORD!!!!!!!!! GLORY TO GOD!!!
I started up a conversation with my GI docs nurse...and she is a Christian too!!! How wonderful is that!!!! Please remember me on the 16th..say a prayer that day at 12 noon...that is when i will have the procedure...Thank the Lord...I will update as I can...love ya

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Ah, the headaches too. I remembered the tummy troubles, but had forgotten about the headaches! Mercy, that is when you just want to roll up in a blanket and tune out the world!

God bless, Kim

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Thanks Kim, for the link. I found Missy down below, a few posts and it was her GI Doc she was to see today. She was having terrible headaches and neck pain...along with tummy troubles. Poor girl!

It's a beautiful day here today, not too hot out...cloudy skies. I like!

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Here's a link to a list of free Christian fiction from Amazon: www.amazon.com/Christianity-Religion
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I've put up this link on our Kindle Freebie and Cheapies thread (about three posts back from the top). I subscribed to Bookbub and saw that they had these books on there, but not as many of them. They also didn't have the newer ones that I was finding from my other Christian Book site, the link I gave you the other day.

Here are two books new today: Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings - it's free today (and a very good read)
If I Gained the World by Linda Nichols for $.99, (also a very good read). From now on I will try to remember to put these on the Kindle Freebies and Cheapies thread which is right under the thread for this thread!



God bless, Kim

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Happy Monday, everyone. Hope y'all had a good weekend. We had a doozy of a storm pass through! Wade had unplugged the computer, so now it is doing maintenance and slowing everything down! I have it set to do it at 2 AM, but it couldn't while it was off - grrrr!!! It's supposed to do it's security searches and backup stuff while I'm not on too, but it doesn't! I'm not savvy enough to fix all of that stuff, even though I have set everything like it is supposed to be set - if it doesn't want to do it, I'm not smart enough to make it! LOL!

Well, the living room ended up back the way we had it, neither of us liked the new set up. We did end up keeping the TV on the TV stand in front of the fireplace instead of on top of it (a wood stove insert). Wade is going to try to muscle the insert out of the fireplace, it's a big black iron box protruding out of there that we have never used. We both would like to just have the fireplace back. The gray on the walls looks really nice. Now the brown curtains and brown slatted shade doesn't look good! LOL! Fixing that is going to have to wait for awhile. Of course, we bought a tan sofa!

Well, as you can see, there isn't a whole lot going on with me, so I wills top rambling and let y'all get back to real life. TTYL love ya

God bless, Kim

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Hi everyone! I'm here..but it's been a really long day, and I'm really tired...heading off to bed an an unheard of hour for me...before midnight..in fact, before 11...oh my goodness!..will update tomorrow! Hope you all enjoyed a glorious weekend!

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Me too! If I could sing. I can however, make a joyful noise unto the Lord, and do that daily. I remember that song, Kim. It's a good one and I need that too...and am blessed to have those who stand in the gap for me. It may be on a tape I have from ages past. I went thru my CD's this morning to no avail. I don't have a player in my car...but then I can't hear well enough to whine about it either...I may make that a task for some "de-clutter" time on my off days.

I'm getting the stiff neck and have been on my feet a lot again today so am resting for a bit now. I took a walk earlier and got my 10 minutes in. It was 67 this morning when I got here! Woohoo! We had a 60% chance of rain but haven't had it yet.

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I looked up some of the lyrics you gave, Bren, and I don't think I found the song you were talking about but the one I did find was really good:

Mason, Babbie - Standing In The Gap
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Standing In The Gap
by Babbie Mason

I heard that you were hurting
That you were suffering pain
But I didn't dare just turn my head
And look the other way

For when your heart is aching
My heart is aching too
Let me help you bear your burdens
Thats the least I can do

I'll be standing in the gap for you
Just remember someone somewhere
Is praying for you
Calling out your name
Praying for your strength
I'll be standing in the gap for you

Right now you may be troubled
But everything will work out right
For the spirit knows before you speak
What is on your heart and mind
So I'll be interceeding
Till you're standing strong again
Peace that passing understanding
Is gonna be yours,
But until then...

I'll be standing in the gap for you
Just remember someone somewhere
Is praying for you
Calling out your name
Praying for your strength
I'll be standing in the gap for you

So hang on my friend
It won't be long till
You'll have the strength
To carry on

For when two or three are walking together
It will be a much lighter load
For isn't that what a brother and sister are for?

I'll be standing in the gap for you
Just remember someone somewhere
Is praying for you
Calling out your name
I'm gonna be praying for your strength
I'll be standing in the gap for you
(Repeat)
Thank you for...

I thought that that was one that if I could sing again I would sing for you, Missy!



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I got my Quest bars and DVDs in yesterday. Being in a hot mailbox half a day had them really soft and pliable. They had gotten firm again by this morning. I'm kinda disappointed. Not seeing one, you can't tell what it will look or feel like. These are sticky, rather hard to chew but not too grainy, like some other protein bars I've tried. The carbs are 25 G, 2 G sugar, 17 G fiber and 20 G protein for 160-170 calories. One would not be inclined to eat these for fun! emoticon

They take awhile to eat and do stick with you. I had one for breakfast. Banana nut flavor...and it did have a hint of banana flavor. I got a sample pack of a nice variety of flavors but I won't be reordering emoticon Oh well...I've spent money on things I liked less so I'll call it an experience...not worth repeating!

One of our tenants showed me how/where to find my battery posts on my car and how to use my new charger. I need to read the instructions again. I'd charged it the 12 hours needed initially and he recommended charging it once a month during summer months.

I have a lot of work to finish but am pacing myself...playing some, working more...

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Missy, This is a dark and deep valley you tread right now. The stress from that killing next door has tripled the physical woes and what they do next door is beyond your control. It's hard to even know how to pray for some people but the Holy Spirit knows. This world grows more evil in these last days and it sickens our souls....and bodies.
You remain in our prayers. I pray for healing, spiritual and physical, restoration and peace, and provision....I pray too for the conviction of the Holy Spirit unto salvation...for those lost without Jesus. We can plead the blood of Christ over your home, neighborhood and city. I pray for mine as well.

It's 2:00 AM...I woke with a long ago song in my mind. I don't know how to find it because I don't know the name. It goes in part...

Every moment, of every day...someone is calling out your name to pray. For some it's the first time, for some it's the last....You hold our future, as you hold our past.
Your name is higher than any other, your name brings healing...your name brings life...(or something like that) I don't remember if it was on a tape I had or a CD...

Initially it was a song I'd not heard before (in my dreams) but was listening to on Facebook, and it was a Christian song but to the tune of Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley, then it became this one...like from 15 years ago or longer.

I'm going back to bed now. I don't feel so good...

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I have had a MONSTER HEADACHE TODAY...with neck pain...ugh! I have tried feverfew in the past...but didn't help me...I have been having very bad stomach pain...I go to my GI Doc Monday..and i want him to schedule me a Colon and throat check! Since I started linisporol to protect my kidneys...my b.pressure has been 96/78.....I think that drug may be causing my stomach problems..

Kim, I do stay sick a lot..I hope that is not a problem..with the challenges...I was ready to start one weeks back...but I waited cause u suggested me too...I hope u can have patience with me..I don't want to hold ya'll back...

the house next to me where the shootings happened .....the lady is having a party there she calls "Celebrating Life"....she has invited loads of people ..and her 14 year old daughter says..don't forget to bring the alcohol....UGH!!!!!!! Please pray no one shows up....last time they had a party...the music was so loud....i could not sleep..and my head cannot handle that mess...I really want to MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!


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I get a daily email from bookbub.com which has many free books, and everything else they offer on the email is under 2.99... you might want to check into it..


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For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith (Mark 11:23) [This MOUNTAIN of weight IS going to GO!]



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Thanks Kim, I'll check that out. I just loaded some more free ones today from Amazon.com. I played with my budget this morning and it needs a lot of work. I've been getting my meds with plastic and have dug a new hole for myself and am headed the wrong direction emoticon I have to figure out how to fit them in my squeaking budget...and stop using the cards. I was making great progress until the hospital stay and trouble...oh well. God knows all about it...

I haven't gotten movies since Shrek! I only have a couple of non-animated ones but should check some out at Amazon. Since I don't rent any or go to a movie, that would be an option for some entertainment of my choosing.

Enjoy the rest of your day! I'm headed toward 5:00 and it's popcorn night...I mean wrestling! emoticon

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Ran across some really good deals for the Kindle today: here's a link if you're interested: christianfictionebooks.blogspot.com/ There are several series on the site and each book is just $.99.

Oh, I ordered that movie The Book Thief and it came today. Wade and I had rented it several months ago and really liked it. It was on sale, so I got it with some of my birthday money. We watched the movie "God is Not Dead" a week or so ago. That was really good too.

Well, not much going on, so I will wish y'all a happy evening. Love you lots



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Yes that is praiseworthy! God is so merciful. I am very thankful as I didn't want them to have to turn me over to collections and at $54,000, it was headed that way.

Oh I remember the dizziness you were having and I'm glad that's not happening now. You do stay informed on causes and some can be avoided...weather fronts can't. Now the thyroid issue is still a mystery.
Like with my allergies, staying ahead with the Claritin etc. will be in my favor. Life without pain isn't going to happen, but it sure helps us see our need for God.... in every situation. I remain thankful for each day I wake up and have a clean slate to work with.

I had a super busy day yesterday and still have a big pile of posting payments to tenant cards to finish. I ran $4900 in credit cards alone plus the cash/check deposit. I'll finish that this morning and while all those cards are out, I'll pull my late cards. The first 10 days of the month are the busiest and I get plenty of putter work the last 20 days...This weekend I'll get my verified letters ready for Monday mailing since I'm taking a vacation day Monday and Sharon will take them to the post office. We do our rate changes this month so that will be some "busy work" for us both.

Oh new paint! David and I painted the interior of a house before we moved into it. My patience level was about a 2 so I did not take precautions as he did...paper in the floor and the like, so I had a lot of clean up to do from my part. I'm with you..."it's ok as it is"! But if it makes him happy and he wants to do it, then that's ok too. emoticon

I was trying to decide how to shift things in my living room, to make a space for working out. The only thing I came up with was to move my coffee table to my storage unit emoticon
I'll see how it goes prior to that exertion, with the bit of space I have.

I'm going to get ready for work...I have my timer set for play time so I don't get carried away!

Be blessed today Ladies........best where most needed.

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Praise the Lord, Bren, that is so great! I so glad the hospital is willing to work with you.

I think that my headaches are coming from the weather fronts going through here. We are getting some thunder right now, and Jake is hiding under my computer desk!

I Googled low blood pressure and found that if I don't have any symptoms with it (like dizziness and fainting) then it really isn't a problem. So praise the Lord! They also said that hypotension is anything under 90/60 and many of my readings are 90's/50's and only rarely do they go into the 80's. I do get a little woozy when they go down into the 80's, but not the dizziness that I had when my BP started to get in the low range. My body has acclimated now and I rarely get dizzy at all - so I should be all right. This is just my norm! It was my norm in my teens and twenties, so I just figure that as I lose weight and get healthier, by body is going back to what it was used to.

Wade got our new paint yesterday and it is just slightly grayer than the other paint and looks really good on the wall. When you look at it you don't wonder if it's white or gray, you see gray now! Yippee! When we bought the house all the walls were painted the same color and we haven't done anything about it yet, so this will be our first room to change the color in! Me, I am happy with whatever is there and whatever the furniture is arranged like - I hate to make a fuss! Wade - he's never happy. He is changing things around all the time! LOL! He wants it to be perfect! When he starts a sentence with, "Honey, what do you think about..." I cringe! NOOOO! Leave it like it is!!! Sigh! As long as he is happy and he doesn't mind doing the work, then he can move it around all he wants to! LOL!

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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I had a light headache last night but I think my late nap and Skinny Cow had something to do with it.

I didn't get my tracking done yesterday so will play catch up today. I've been enjoying using them again and even if I don't like the tally, it gives me a clear picture of my weak spots and what needs more effort. The sodium is one for sure. I puffed up like nobodies business and the BP was /is running high.

You go Kim! I use the squats and wall push moves, arm swings and kettle bell at work and they do add up. I'm using a pedometer again and really like it. With my cleaning spree, laundry and shopping on my off days, I didn't do any but this "weekend" was a Big improvement over last! Some days breathing was my only exercise. emoticon

I got a revised bill from the hospital yesterday. They knocked it down to $12,303, from the $54,000 and I can pay $100 a month...for ten years. I can do the $100 a month...as long as I stay employed! That was a nice surprise, having $40,000 "forgiven"! God is so good, yes He is!

Have a wonderful day ladies! I like having my "Monday" on a Thursday...and will have a good, busy day.

Love and hugs~ and prayers for all...

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Good to see you, Lisa! I've heard of feverfew for headaches. I tried to use a homeopathic method a few years ago, it was a mixture of three or four different herbs, but it had no effect on my headaches at all. I take Topomax and magnesium. It has reduced the number of headaches tremendously, but not completely, I still go through cycles of headaches depending on weather or if I accidentally (or even purposely) eat one of my triggers (like chocolate). I've got five food triggers, each creeping up on me unawares, so there may be another one out there that is trying to tell me something, but I'm not figuring it out yet! LOL!

Good for you for staying on track. It's good to switch things up from time to time, it shocks your body out of it's norm and gets the metabolism going again!

I am so sore from the exercise! But I know that it will soon start feeling good! Praise the Lord.

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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Hello everyone! WOW! I can hardly believe I've missed this many days of posting...have been visiting the threads, but haven't had uninterrupted time to respond until now.

Had a wonderful on-track day yesterday with an all vegetarian menu for a change...Got my mile walk in.. and an extra short walk to boot....got plenty of water...hopefully enough good days like this will make a difference on the scale which has just been STUCK on the same number for two weeks now. No gain! That is a real positive, but I want to see my fat MELTING away! Today...so far, so good...all my meals are planned, and I've got the makings for a healthy strawberry & kale protein shake this afternoon if hunger rears its ugly head.

Bren--good work on your kitchen...mine is waiting if you ever run out of things to do...have you ever been to New England for the fall foliage season? LOL!

Kim & Missy -- I have struggled with horrible headaches on and off over the years, and some were definitely migraines... I picked up an herbal called Feverfew...it's a liquid extract that you take in water or a small amount of juice. It always worked when none of my other meds would help. I will never NOT have a bottle of it in my medicine cabinet again!

Kim - Good for you on your 10+ commitment...squats are off limits for my knees for now...but GOOD for you!!

Shel-- welcome home...Peru must have been exciting! Congrats on hitting One-derland!!! I look forward to getting to know you here...

Have a blessed day today everyone! I'll be back again tomorrow, God willing!


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Good morning my lovely ladies!

I had an interesting morning. I was cleaning off the table in my kitchen and moved a bag of potatoes, leaving behind a steak of brown water. Yuck! I dumped the taters on the floor to find the culprit (it was a full 10 lb bag) and there was one totally rotten mushy tater and two well on their way. Double Yick! The other potatoes had the slime on them and needed a bath. After trying to wipe them down, I just ended up washing each one. Phew! I'm glad I moved them, it could have been a much bigger mess had I waited.

I am back on track. I even did a smoothie for lunch. I think I am going to have sugar withdrawal for a couple days after all of the treats I had over the weekend. Praise the Lord, my weight didn't change.

Wade painted our living room yesterday. It's supposed to be a light gray, but it's too light and doesn't give us enough gray, so we're going a shade darker. We'll use the rest of the light color on Mom's cabinets.

Well, y'all have a great day. TTYL.

God bless, Kim

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Welcome home Shel! I hope your trip was a blessing and great success...and that you settle into your new position quickly and well.

I went to Wal-Mart for the balance of my meds and some fresh veggies....and there was a police presence there for some reason. Two cars and a motorcycle. I saw all three guys walking the perimeter inside so figure there was some shoplifting or something going on.

I got my freezer scraped down and cleaned this morning, so I can find my goodies again. I picked up (and put back) a Nutri-system pack, the five day jump start for diabetics. I got two packs of Glucerna shakes instead. The pack was too much, and had bars and shakes so I can phony up my own "system" with what I have at home...I'm working on getting on the right path...again.

I'm going to clean up the kitchen again. For one person I generate a lot of "work" to be done! I'll get the trash out first and vacuum the floor. The smaller chores can be done with a 15 minute spurt. Like loading my meds packs.

Have a blessed day all....
Love and hugs~
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Welcome back, Shel!

Bren, good job on the cleaning and organizing!

I got the kitchen sorted out. Wade is reorganizing the living room so I am getting my computer stuff done. We are enjoying watching the Duggers all day. The new season starts tonight.
My legs are really sore today after all of my squats yesterday - ouchie-wah-wah!!! Time to do some stretches today! Gotta make sure to get my 10+ activities in today!

Love y'all.

God bless, Kim

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