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9/24/17 6:22 A

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon I wouldn't be cleaning those Windows either. emoticon I know you will be happy o f back on your normal work on schedule, emoticon emoticon

Yesterday was nice and relaxing and I'm planning on more of the same today, except for when I'm watching football this afternoon. emoticon emoticon

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9/23/17 8:13 A

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

Since I too hate heat and humidity I understand why you wish for the temperature to cool for both you and the kids. And it is always tough to get around road construction so sounds perfect to catch up on taped shows. At least some new ones are starting!

Probably most of the weekend in the kitchen. With the heat and humidity yuck to being outside. Plus flies and hornets are buzzing all around the house. Every time the door opens for Ruairi to go out the kitchen inundates with flies. I have given up on trying to clean the windows, where we kill the majority, until they disappear. Sounds horrid I know but fortunately they have not been near the baking as it cools, which is beyond weird.

Things for me are back to normal on Monday, Ani's class. Next time I am in the pool is Wednesday by which time everything should be up and running. They were working hard on it yesterday so I bet it is even up today.

Have a great Saturday.

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9/23/17 6:59 A

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon those cookies look good and everything sounds yummy! I hear you about the heat and humidity. There is talk of a cool front at the end of next week. Our highs might only be in the 80's emoticon What I'm more interested in is the kids I would love for them to be in the low 60's or even cooler. Are you going to get out of the kitchen this weekend? emoticon emoticon

I think I'm going to catch up on tv shows I have recorded, there are a lot of major freeway road construction projects going on this weekend so I'm going to stay home and chill. I need to do all of my usual weekend stuff. I would love to go swimming that is not an option right now due to damage from Harvey. I hope the gym will get their pool up and running in the near future.

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9/22/17 7:09 A

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Good Morning Rhonda emoticon

I attached a photo of the effort from yesterday. That will be my third day of making cookies. Today I plan to make cream cheese brownies, in part as a tribute to my aunt whose sons and their families will be attending my Thanksweenmas for the first time. The brownie recipe is one I got from Aunt Bev. I may also make a pumpkin loaf for the breakfast crew that will be staying over-either that or the cupcakes that I will decorate closer to the day. Much of this 'decoration' is brand new territory for me.

Yesterday had a really good 40 minute swim! Today will swim again and then should be right as rain for Monday and Ani.

Yes, the emoticon , usually my absolute favourite time of the year but this weekend is probably going to break heat and humidity records so will be glad to be inside. How will you relax?

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9/22/17 5:09 A

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon I'm glad one of your heels is feeling better may the other one feel better soon! How did your baking go? emoticon it sounds like you are going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

TGIF! And Happy 1st day of fall! emoticon of course it's hot and humid here. emoticon I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. emoticon

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9/21/17 8:42 A

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

Hope your Wednesday went well.

I had a really good emoticon yesterday, got a full hour in although there certainly were panting stops along the way. Then to Bulk Barn (don't know if they have similar in the US) where I bought all kinds of goodies to use to make my baking 'seasonally' special. Also bought lots of chocolate balls wrapped in seasonal wrappers for the kids, and the kids at heart. I stuck with chocolate as emoticon it was not appealing to me at all!!!!!!!!!!!! Now can't say the same about the wine gums which I gave a huge space to. Will be experimenting a bit in the kitchen today with the goodies, lol. Trying to make cream cheese orange will be a start. I did not get baking done yesterday as I got home to Al starting the pickled beets. What a mess and while I was peeling he went out to get MORE which we will do soon but I commandeered the kitchen for today.

Well off for another emoticon day. The one heel seems fin but not the other sigh.

Have a wonderful Thursday

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9/20/17 5:15 A

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda. Was it not just over a week ago you were champing at the bit to get back to work? emoticon But I do understand as it has been a tough few days back.

Well, after 2 nights of great sleep, not so great last night. Awake at 3. emoticon

met with the lady about the car yesterday and Al could see there was hardly anything to see but she has that darn 3M coating on it and is insistent that has to go back. The coating is not expensive it is the labour cost to remove the old that will kill us. I am still pretty sure this will have to go to insurance but again, she was dithering about how long it will take her to get estimates. yadda yadda

On a positive side I got out to my favourite swim store and bought a new bathing suit. It will be another emoticon today and then TONS to do in the kitchen while averting my eyes from the gardens. That is a major project I will HAVE to tackle after the weekend of the 7th.

Enjoy your Hump Day

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9/20/17 4:55 A

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Good Morning emoticon It's hump day! emoticon Yay!

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9/19/17 7:19 A

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon I hope your heals are feeling better. I know you will feel better once all of the car stuff is taken care of. Hang in there! emoticon

Yesterday was busy dealing with regular crazy stuff plus all the Harvey issues. I got home from work and there was no power for an hour an d a half. I think a transformer had blown somewhere in the neighborhood. Thank heavens it came back on after a couple of hours. emoticon

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9/18/17 6:48 P

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emoticon Good evening Rhonda

Absolutely correct. I was almost in tears today saying to Al that I know how to overeat; I know how to diet but how to work my calories and nutrients to an amount that will keep me steady I don't know how to do. Still, I'm working on it.

Swam today as i managed to hurt both heels on Friday and since I can barely walk know Ani's class is beyond me. Tomorrow morning I go with Al to look at the car I hit about 2 weeks ago-feeling the stress. Will try to swim in the afternoon.

Oh I can imagine your emails have piled up! All you can do is one at a time.. How did today go?

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9/18/17 5:13 A

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon You are right you have spent years trying to eat less and right now you are trying to eat mire. How is it going?

I made the mistake of checking my work email yesterday it looks like I'm going to start the week running. emoticon

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9/17/17 5:56 P

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What a weird day-deliberately trying to eat more calories! emoticon

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9/17/17 1:09 P

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Elizabeth you have been very busy entertaining lots of guests. I know you will be happy to slow down. emoticon I think it's a good idea to up your calorie intake. emoticon emoticon

I'm doing all of my usual weekend stuff cooking, laundry maybe cleaning, if I really want to be wild emoticon I did some rebounding this morning I need to get back into my exercise routine. emoticon emoticon

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9/17/17 10:12 A

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning

Coming up briefly for air. Our wonderful 4 American guests have headed up and just had a message Al's brother-in-law and daughter are coming up for a visit. I presume it will be just today but one never knows.

Been worried as weight has continued to drop so yesterday gave myself permission to exceed calories. Back to monitoring today but upping maximum calorie intake by 50 rather than 25 calories.

I am not surprised you had an emotional week Rhonda. I know those kids benefited from you being there.

Enjoy relaxing this weekend

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9/16/17 10:24 A

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Good Morning emoticon I went into town and went by whole foods and trader Joe's to pick up a few things another step towards normalcy. I'm looking forward to relaxing this weekend! emoticon

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9/15/17 7:21 A

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TGIF emoticon

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9/14/17 7:43 A

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon I don't blame you wanting to get out of more entertaining, it's time to hand off to someone else. emoticon I'm glad as d there was not more damage to your lot. I feel for all the people impacted by the storms. One of my kids asked me we which one was the we worst, I said they were both bad.

Work was emotional yesterday, I was very happy see my kids. emoticon I think everyone is emotionally and physically exhausted right now. It was cloudy yesterday and
a couple of the kids almost freaked out at the thought of rain. I had to show them that there was no rain in the forecast.

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9/13/17 5:46 A

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

Those kids will need the hugs today. Hope you feel fulfilled by the end of the day,

Did Ani's class yesterday. Really felt the work in the glutes! Then into the garden to dig up a peony that somehow had seeded itself in the one spot I could not leave it. So had to dig out an area and add to an existing garden. Lots of calories used yesterday. Early early to bed but that means early early to rise-up just after 3. Wish I could put it together and be at the gym around 5 but that just is not how I roll. emoticon day. Then the garden will have to wait again. Sadly, nothing but weeds. We have guests coming tomorrow evening and I have 2 days to make this place fully presentable. emoticon and figure out meals and entertainment. I realized the other day I am no longer into this at all-even am looking at a way to wiggle out of hosting Thanksweenmas.

We got some photos yesterday of our lot in Florida. Shed torn off the strappings and tipped over, complete with contents. One tree down. The lanai looks OK but hard to tell if the screens are intact due to the small size of the photos sent. Al has been in touch with our realtor about having the shed put back on footings. Al is also talking about heading south right after Thanksweenmas to see to everything. I offered to come and said we could cancel the dinner (see, weaseling to get out of it lol) We certainly do not want to head down in very near future. Still no power in the area and everyone has enough on their hands to cope with.
Not feeling too bad, just wish we had sold prior to this but it is what it is and our loss, compared to that of others is very minor.

Again, Have an awesome day.

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9/13/17 4:53 A

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon way to get back on track!!!! If we listen our bodies let us know what they like and what they don't like. I think you have as good attitude about your choices, good for you.

I'm looking forward to giving out some hugs today! emoticon and checking on our kids. I'm curious about how many are displaced and how many new students we have coming in from some of the other areas that were destroyed by Harvey. There are some towns that were flattened by the winds where it made landfall.

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9/12/17 7:12 A

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emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

So nice to see you write things felt almost normal. Then you write how much damage and work still to be done where your school is located. Yes the kids will really need the normalcy of school and you.

Al had a wonderful birthday but Sunday I had full blown failure like I have not done in the past year emoticon emoticon I went totally stupid and drank way too much wine, ate a huge piece of the cake, some ice cream and caramel sauce-ok, some= 2 giant servings and finished off with a half dozen cookies I had made for Al. And I paid for it-in coin as they say. A sleepless night with constant cramps, including places I did not know could cramp, gastric problems etc. Felt like Hell on Monday but was back on track except for the gym. Have a commitment today that interferes with me attending Ani's class but can make the gym or poll later in the day. The good news through this tale of self-inflicted woe? Body will NOT put up with being abused. 2) old habits may seem gone but they are hiding and waiting for a weak moment 3) weight still at goal.

New day, new start.

Have a good Tuesday Rhonda.

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9/12/17 5:42 A

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Good Morning emoticon we spent a lot of yesterday driving around checking out the damage in the areas that were flooded by the rivers in our area. It's sad our poor kids. I'm looking forward to seeing them on Wednesday! emoticon

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Good Morning yesterday felt almost normal I got together with friends to watch football, it was nice. I will find out today how bad my work area flooded.

How are you Elizabeth?

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9/9/17 3:30 P

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Elizabeth the cake looks yummy! I know you and Am are very concerned about property sand more importantly the friends you have in Florida, may they all be safe!

We celebrated Mom's birthday today, her b-say was on Tuesday. We went out to eat and then over to my sister and brother in law house. My boss texted me last night wanting to know if I could go into work on Monday, they are trying to get as many people in as possible to do some planning and to start going through donations. They moved up the start day for the kids to Wednesday, which is good the kids need to get back to "normal" and so do we. What ever that is going to be for us. To be honest I really wouldn't mind having one more day to chill. I noticed today I have been cranky all day, I'm really having I make sure I don't over react to little things.

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9/9/17 6:05 A

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

That is really good news that the school is in good shape and preparing to reopen. I am sure you would love to get your life back to normal, although Thursday will be tough I am sure.

Well Irma's predicted path puts it virtually directly over our Naples property. Although I won't be happy about damage to our property it will pale in comparison to what could happen to that of our neighbours and friends who have so much more invested. And, of course, very worried about the people we have come to know and in some cases love. Our vet clinic posted on Facebook they were closed as all the staff sought shelter. Now hoping those who stayed put in the Keys make it through.

Al had a wonderful day, especially when his son showed up to surprise him! I messed my timing up so the special dinner will be served tonight instead. He and Matt ordered pizza lol and had cake. emoticon emoticon I admit I was thankful for being gluten-free because I make a very nice Black Forest Cake and was so so tempted

Have a good weekend!

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9/8/17 3:48 P

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Happy Birthday Al! emoticon You have your work cut out for you, AL! is going to love it! Enjoy some down time this weekend.

It looks like we go back to work on Wednesday and the kids come back on Thursday it sounds like all of our buildings are in good shape and the town's sewer systems are going to be up and running. I'm ready to go back and I'm still counting my blessings. I would say mother nature is beyond missed off right now! My arm is score I got a tetnus shot this morning just to be safe.

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9/8/17 9:32 A

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emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

So today is Al's BD. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I still can't believe he turned 66-makes me feel so old at 65 emoticon He has opened gifts, had his special request breakfast and I will get him to the spa for his massage and sports pedicure. I started the latter on Father's Day as he simply dd not follow through on 2 years of prescriptions to see a podiatrist (diabetic). This way someone with a passing understanding of foot health takes a look. The pedicurist is great and she is well aware of his diabetes.

I have dinner partially prepped. I am telling him, when I drop him off, that I will be going to the pool but have to hustle back to clean before his son comes around 2 pm. Then madness descends as I assemble his Black Forest Cake emoticon Also, dinner is rather complicated being Beef Wellington, roast fingerling potatoes and wilted spinach. Heck I get tired just thinking about it. I will go to the emoticon on the weekend to make up for today.

That is a real shame about the webinar as I know you were anticipating it with relish.

I guess with all the attention now on Irma and Jose I tlet the Texas concerns from Harvy slip my mind. It sure sounds like your school won't be up and running too soon.

Good to hear Katia is likely to stay away from you but that means poor Mexico gets its third natural disaster in quick time. The cyclone, an 8.1 earthquake last night and Katia. Mother Nature is sure pissed off right now/

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Elizabeth I'm glad you enjoyed lunch and your long talk with your friend. FEMA moves pretty slowly and there is a ton of paper work to fill out. Thank heavens I will not have to go down that road! The webinar was a waste of time, but if asked I can say I did it! emoticon emoticon
We still don't have any answers regarding work, there is a lot of water down there and still no running water or flushing toilets. Irma is a scary beast! Thank heavens we have a high pressure in place to prevent her or Katia from impacting us. I feel for everyone in her path!

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda. Another early rise for me, this time at 3:33. to the sound of the rain starting.

Back was good yesterday, did not need to take any pain killers at all emoticon I do find I don't have the stamina in the pool, especially Wednesdays and think it might be as gave so much on Monday and Tuesday. But still managed 43 minutes, with too many breaks. Had a great lunch-do love that emoticon and a long long talk with my friend.

Good to know somethings are returning to normal and you were able to get fresh produce. I bet you really enjoyed your emoticon last night. Yes, there must be lots of people who were flooded and I have seen several interviewed who had no insurance. If FEMA is anything like our government coverage up here they will wait a long time. There were some people in the newspaper this week who were flooded out in the Spring, everything destroyed and they cannot rebuild in that spot as their house was built before the area was declared a flood zone. They are still waiting, as are all their neighbours, for anything.

Irma certainly looks to be a treat and if it takes the track into the Gulf...

Yes, it is funny, even though we can get a brand new to us car there is still some emotional attachment to the ones before.

Enjoy your webinar. I am in the weight room today then baking the cakes so I can finish them up tomorrow and also doing other prep work and cleaning in anticipation of the BIG day

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Glad your back is not screaming at you today! Al's b-day dinner sounds yummy! emoticon
How was your salad? emoticon I was so excited when I went to the grocery store today and they had a nice selection of fresh produce, I'm having a giant salad for diner tonight! emoticon

I'm not sure what my new normal is going to be, Check is in the bank, I did some shopping this morning it was sad. The checker at the grocery store and one one of the other stores had tears in their eyes. The question everyone asks is did you get flooded is your family safe. One of the customers in Bed Bath and Beyond was flooded and so were all their cars, she was lucky she had flood insurance. We still can not go into work, I do have a webinar tomorrow afternoon. I'm looking forward to it. They told my old car off today, I was sad to see her go. She was a good car! I'm very happy with my new one! emoticon

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda.

I keep thinking about Houston and forget there can be other areas also hit hard. And now Irma is churning up the Atlantic. There are models that show it passing over the southern tip of Florida and into the Gulf where it could hit you or Louisiana or both. emoticon

So glad you got more for your car than you anticipated. Guess you planned for the worst but got better.

Yes, back is not screaming as much today. Interesting as I did make the class yesterday and everything was certainly a challenge. Lots of core work yesterday.

Al has requested my version of Beef Wellington and dessert will be a Black Forest Cake. I have had the cherries soaking in Kirsch for two weeks so they will be very yummy. Of course, I won't touch the cake but Al's son likes the cake (except for the cherries which he picks off) so it should go quickly enough.

emoticon today and then out to meet my friend for lunch. Been looking forward to the salad all week. emoticon Did I just say I was looking forward to a salad emoticon Boy have I ever changed.

Hope you are able to get the cheque cashed and thing return to normal for you

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon I hope you back is feeling better! I think it's great So is going to be surprised, what are you making for his b-say dinner?

I'm home emoticon feeling very grateful. The insurance adjuster came by and totaled my car and gave me a lot more than I was expecting. I need to deposit my check this morning, if my bank is open not sure if it flooded. I don't know about work, I work 50 miles south west of Houston and they are dealing with river flooding and the sewer plants have flooded so no rollers etc. We can't do anything until the water goes down.

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emoticon Good Morning

Restless night and got up at 04:30. Back was really sore after yesterday's class, which was really tough but not as draining as the week prior. I was looking forward to today and hope the pain killers let me get through it intact.

Starting to prepare for the weekend. It is Al's birthday emoticon on Friday. His son is coming up on Thursday and may stay with us that night or may wait to come the Friday afternoon. Either way Al does not know and will be so surprised and happy.

How was yesterday? Rhonda, is it back to work today or is there still too much chaos in Houston for that?

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda, although in your case might as well consider it afternoon! I am often up early, although, thank heavens, usually closer to 4 but cannot conceive of eating at 1:30 in the morning. emoticon

I know boredom eating all too well so my already high esteem for you is through the roof right now. But still, how strange to think that in disasters people gain weight. i certainly never would have thought of that as a side effect. Ice cream? emoticon That I get lol. If no power I have to eat it before it melts in the freezer reasoning emoticon

And yes, you are right, of course high power exercise, or at least what I consider high power, would require fuel and since no longer trying to drop weight then eating a bit more makes sense. Will have to see if I need to change things for days I don't exercise but think I need to be more stable before I can truly calculate that. A return to Ani's class this morning- only hope to survive emoticon

Have a good Monday and fingers crossed things continue to improve there.

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Good Morning Elizabeth, glad you have stopped your downward spiral. I think you do need to add some calories in, remember you at doing some heavy duty workouts and your body needs fuel. emoticon emoticon

There has been talk on the news that people down here have been doing so much stress eating there is talk of them gaming 10 pounds in a week. I understand why, if you are stuck inside and no flood d there is not much else to do. Several of my friends have sent us a of them eating ice cream of of the half gallon carton. emoticon That has not been me thank heavens, there were a few days there that I didn't want much to eat. We are all off our schdules, be morning I was eating breakfast at 1:30 am. emoticon

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Good Morning Rhonda, despite the sunset emoticon So glad you are safe and able to relax. There is a huge difference between the sun setting over a beautiful lake and watching it set as water creeps ever closer to flooding you out. From what I can see on the news the flooding fears are pretty much over for Houston but now begins the massive clean up. So many people dead and otherwise affected... emoticon

Here all is good. Have been having a bad week. I think I have figured out I am internally beating myself up for that minor driving mishap and in the past that has always meant I 'punish' myself with eating badly-usually for months, I finally yielded on Friday evening to 2 glasses of wine, 2 bowls of ice cream with caramel sauce and a Kind bar (type of granola). That would have always meant the downward spiral had begun and I did have internal battles yesterday but the resolve won and I ate correctly. To my surprise I was actually down .2 pound today.

Do I have to add another 25 calories to my daily diet? I am thinking yes.

Enjoy your soul renewal time Rhonda. And your new vehicle sounds perfect

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Hi Elizabeth wow your body is on a roll, it will balance out. Glad You Have The Dr. On your side. emoticon I

I bought a red 2014 Ford escape with less than 11 thousand miles on it emoticon I love CarMax, they make it did easy! I'm spending a couple of days at my friend's lake house. I had to laugh after days of being a hair from flooding I was outside watching t the sub set over the lake. What a difference a few days makes.

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emoticon --Good Morning Rhonda

You are sounding optimistic about the flooding dropping but very realistic on what it will be like dealing with the aftermath. I had not thought about your car! Being an SUV and irreparably damaged tells me more about how high the water got at your place. Should have thought of the car as have friends who lost their cars to flooding on Long Beach Island during Sandy.- I think you will have a better chance at finding a new one by being ahead of the wave (forgive the water pun) of people who will be seeking cars in the near future.

So so day yesterday. emoticon today.

Weird. I have been very slowly increasing my calorie intake in order to establish 'normal' eating and I have actually lost 3.6 pounds and FASTER than the past couple of months when I was trying hard to lose. I guess my body was feeling abused lol. Not going to increase the intake any faster than the schedule I worked out as I fear an awful rebound.

Went to Al's doctor's appointment with him yesterday and now have an excellent counter to any of the 'you've lost too much weight' comments as the doctor was happy with how I looked and just asked about how I was maintaining. I know now she is very open to if I request to see a dietitian but right now I think I am getting a pretty decent handle on it.

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Elizabeth, sorry to hear about the minor accident. Glad no one was hurt and fingers crossed that the damage was minor. We have all done something like that before. Last time I did that, I was lucky I scraped my car on a post and one time I backed into a tree. lol I will be honest this is stressful and sickening. I'm trying to not watch the news to much, but I'm trying to keep up with the river flooding that will be damaging the area I work in. We are going to have to do so much counseling when we get back to work. I think everyone is going to be suffering from some form of ptsd. I just cheeked the value of my car, I'm going to be doing good to get a $1000 from the insurance company based on the mileage on my suv. Before the flooded I could have traded it on for about $3000. The good news is that I was waiting until after the New Year to get a new car, so it's all working out the way it's suppose to. Several of my neighbors do have newer cars that will have to be totaled out. Love the airboat pic!

I have a plan, some friends that have a big truck are going to pick me up this afternoon and we are going to Austin the morning to go car shopping. emoticon


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emoticon Good Morning Rhonda, so very very glad you have escaped the water in your home! Even watching the news from afar one is hit by the impact of this storm so cannot imagine how you feel living through it.

Have taken an airboat ride twice in Florida and LOVED it both times so I would really say go for it when you can. While watching the news and hearing the rescuers say how difficult it was for boats as the water would go from deep to shallow and back again very quickly I had hoped there were airboats around.

Swam for 45 minutes yesterday and between there and my mani/pedi I had a small accident in a parking lot. My mind must have been elsewhere and I misjudged the space and scraped the car next to me. The lady was in the car so there was no problem exchanging information but I was, as you can imagine, upset the rest of the day.

Have a good Thursday and NO rain!

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon ! I'm impressed that you were able to drag yourself to the gym. Enjoy your swim today! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers through all of this!

Wow I'm feeling very Grateful! The water continues to go down. I have had power the entire time! Grateful! Grateful!Grateful! I still can not wrap my head around the magnitude of what is going on. Everyone I know has been impacted by this. I will talk more about this later. Looking forward to posting some more pics later today. I will say this after days of seeing air boats go down my street, I emoticon really want to take an air boat ride when all this is over!

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emoticon Wishing you sunshine Rhonda, or at the very least, continued break from rain.
Hope you and your apartment came through yesterday dry. Do you still have power?

Dragged, and I mean dragged myself to do a strength workout yesterday. Another night with poor and little sleep I just could not face Ani's class. But at least I did something. Then home to rest. Today feeling better so will get a emoticon in, but if all I can is a half hour then so be it. Then order a new pair of glasses and finally have my manicure/pedicure done. I have been so looking forward to that.

Again Rhonda, hope you watch that water recede further and further from your front door.

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The water is slowly going down my fingers are crossed that there is No More rain!
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View from my Patio door about an hour ago.

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The rain has stopped for right now! Good News!

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Oh Rhonda so worried you are being threatened by this disaster. I have been following it on CNN and it has truly seemed horrible and devastating but somehow I pictured you being well above the flood waters. Please please be safe.


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The flooding is SERIOUS if you don't hear from me for awhile it's because I'm flooded out. I will check in when I can.

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emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

It looked absolutely horrible in Houston every time I watched about it on CNN. They say there are non-stop rescues going on so there might be an option if you need to use those go-bags. I hope and pray you and those you care about will be safe through this.

Here all is good. Did not get into garden either day. Yesterday I had an attack of dizziness, have had them before, this was the worst yet and I found myself on the floor with my head between my knees before it would pass. Immediately afterwards I checked my BP which was perfect-may be time to go off the medication totally, and my blood glucose (Canadian measurement is like the a1c) and it was 4.4. I had eaten so that was maybe a tad low so grabbed an orange. The slight tipsy stomach lasted for awhile which is why I basically took the rest of the day to rest. Another episode like that and I will book a Dr. appointment.

Speaking of appointments I have my biennial eye exam this afternoon. I have returned to my original optometrist in the area after trying several others. I was an idiot not to stay with him. Bets being taken on my needing new glasses.

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Yes that was from front window. It's beyond bad! I spent yesterday getting things off the floor and putting together a couple of small bags to grab if I have to leave, of course right now the only place I could go to would be to my upstairs neighbor's apartment.

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This is from your window? I'm seeing similar and worse on CNN. They are saying you still have days of rain coming so I am really glad you were able to get your emergency supplies!

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It's bad out there!

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Rhonda. It sounds very very bad there. Followed it on the TV yesterday and it certainly sounded awful.

All good here. Made a double batch of my Mulligatawny soup and zucchini bread for Al and future guests. Almost finished laundry and must vacuum as well as weed today.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon It's a mess outside, I think we have had over 16 inches of rain in 4.5 hours. I think it has slowed down for the moment. I went to bed and woke up to yelling, that's always a sign that the street in front of my place has flooded, then the tornado warnings came in so I got up in case I needed to take shelter. I think it's going to be a long day. I'm not use to having my first cup of coffee at 1 am. emoticon emoticon This is not good there's is wide spread flooding all over the place.

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon You are so right about portion sizes, most of us don't have a clue. You planted some good deeds with your niece and maybe Katrina and her journey will have an impact.

Harvey is a beast! We are getting heavy rain bands right now and it looks like this is going to be normal for the next few days. Our predicted rain fall totals are nuts. It looks like the area I work in night get close 20 inches of rain. All we can do is wait. I'm staying out this weekend. I did not have to make an effort to hit the stores so early yesterday I'm a super early bird. emoticon

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emoticon Good Morning! A THIRD sunny day-wow. Temperatures are cooler and humidity not noticible. Beautiful.

But still worried about you Rhonda. Saw the news last night and Harvey. I guess the main is going to the west of you but these darn things can change their mind so quickly. And a Cat 4 to hit. At least you won't panic with no cookies! emoticon I saw on the news that places had already run out of essentials, like water, early yesterday so very glad you were able to stock up. I have been in stores at 4 in the morning but so so rarely. You must have made a special effort whereas I just could not sleep.
Had a good day yesterday. Stuck totally to the 1-serving rule of pasta and sauce (have you seen how small that 1-serving really is?) My niece, Tawnya was here for dinner and she filled her plate like I used to, with a minimum FOUR servings. No wonder I got so heavy if that is how I used to eat! That said about Tawnya I feel so bad. She is Katrina's younger sister and well into the obese range as well. I was talking with her about feeling healthy and getting good blood tests and she said that hers were good. I reminded her she is in her twenties and things change as we age. OK, so I did try a little bit with her.
Today is exciting, laundry, emoticon and baking. Too many zucchini coming out of that garden of Al's lol. May make green tomato chutney again tomorrow.
Have a good and SAFE Saturday




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Good Morning Elizabeth I hope your flutes feel better soon! Dinner sounds good. emoticon

I'm not sure how dry we are going to be if the storm stalls some areas could receive 35 inches of rain, let's hope that does not happen. They cancelled school today so everyone could get ready for Harvey, the stores are insane a woman almost knocked down trying to get to cookies, emoticon emoticon I was lucky the had just restocked water, you have to think ahead and buy food for the storm and for after the storm in case the stores are closed or have limited items on the shelves for a week or so after the storm. Batteries were hard to come but and I didn't see many flash lights on the shelves. I was in wally world at 4:30 this Morning and had to go to 2 different stores after that. It's time for another cup of coffee emoticon !

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

Saw on the news that a Cat 3 Hurricane may hit Texas. I hope you and loved ones will be safe, high and dry.

Well, it turns out Ani was subbing but, as usual, I found muscles that I thought had been worked on that were so weak. My glutes are still protesting! I want to return to the class but not sure I can make next Thursday, have to wait and see.

The niece and her daughter called asking to come to supper. Made spaghetti sauce last night, I figure a 6-year old will like that.

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda
I was a police officer for almost 20 years and I would not want your job! Too stressful. But it is amazing there are people like you there for the kids who need them.

Yesterday I was a tad late getting to the pool, consequences of the s-i-l being here and how much I like her. Consequently I was only able to get 50 minutes in but it was a good emoticon .

Did I mention chatting with a fellow participant in Ani's class on Tuesday? When I said how much I liked that the class targeted on my key issues such as core and balance she strongly suggested I attend the pilates class on Thursday morning with, I believe she said Wendy. So I looked it up. Could not find anything with Wendy but there was a class called Core and Glutes which was a pilates class focusing on, you got it emoticon and balance. It is at 9 and guess who teaches it? If Rita leaves early enough I will do it today, otherwise start next week. If I cannot make the class I will be doing emoticon emoticon training.

Al may come to the gym with me today to use his last guest pass. He is in a lot of pain with his arthritis and so I suggested the 'hot' items at the gym might help soothe it.

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon it sounds like Any made you guys pay for her being off. You Rock you made it through the class woo hoo! I know it felt good to get back on schedule! How was your swim?

I work for a very small school district and work with all the grades prek-12. They keep me in my toes. I met a couple of new students Yesterday They left my head spinning emoticon on of them freaked out and ran out of the office he came back, he has some serious issues. One of my favorite kids came close to blowing his stack yesterday it normally takes him a couple of weeks before he is at that point. In other words it was a normal day. emoticon

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

Glad your first day was not too hectic. I did not realize you worked at 2 levels of the school. And never thought how hard first day can be on the little ones. Hope the rest of the week goes well too.

Ani's class? BRUTAL emoticon She introduced us to something called HIIT. High-intensity interval training. For 30 minutes everything involved a cardio aspect as we were to do each exercise as quickly and as many as possible. Each time there were 2 exercise with 10 seconds between to get into a new position. Each exercise was done 4 times and then we got a brief break to gasp, towel and sip water then back at it. High intensity for 30 seconds, change position then another 30 seconds. I was not the only one in the class gasping let me tell you. I wondered at one point if she realized I turned 65 on the weekend not 25 lol.

After the HIIT portion she had us Core exercises. I need those really badly and felt it in the abdomen last evening. I left the class feeling drained but happy.

Have a wonderful Wednesday. I will be heading emoticon in a few minutes. Feels so good to get back to normal.

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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon I know you were happy to see a kind scale. emoticon How was class and how is your body feeling after Ani worked you out?

Yesterday was pretty calm in my world emoticon I did start my day at the high school much a much calmer place to start my day than the elementary schools with the younger kids. When I went to my office there were still some little kids still crying for their parents, I think they chilled out at the end of the day.

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

Back to reality today, lol. The scale was very kind this morning, especially since last evening I caved and devoured the wine gums Al had got me in case I wanted to celebrate the birthday with some sugar.

Now back to business. My class with Ani will be brutal lol

Happy first day of school. I hope it won't be too crazy.

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Good Morning emoticon I'm excited today is the first day of school, I'm looking forward to seeing the kids! emoticon

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Happy Monday

About to get back on the road so very brief.

Made it through the party with a few 'slips' but nothing serious. Back on the plan today.

Will write more after I get home.

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Good Morning emoticon Happy Eclipse day! emoticon emoticon
I will end up seeing it online or on video after its over. emoticon I think we will only get to see 67% if at all it might be cloudy. I'm feeling my Pilates workout from yesterday this morning.

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Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope you have a great day and a wonderful year!!!!!!!!

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Elizabeth I hope your body is feeling better! You are right about not eating enough good food without looking like you are eating it all. I hope you wake-up feeling great tomorrow for your birthday! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Lunch was strange Mom kept offering me fried pickles etc.. emoticon There was a lot of meat and fried items on the table. It looked and smelled pretty gross. I planned ahead and ate before hand. emoticon

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emoticon Good Saturday morning

Not feeling so good today. Had another lovely day of visiting with family but don't think the body is happy with me. Did not go over calories yesterday but did have somethings I probably should not have had like prosecco and creme brulee. What that also says that if I had those and stayed in my calorie range I did not get enough of the 'good' food. This in spite of the fact the hosts have been incredibly accommodating. On Thursday everyone had lasagna and salad and Diane, the hostess, grilled me a fillet of salmon-lovely lady emoticon They insisted on feeding us breakfast yesterday and again it was well within my limits but lunch was a little tougher as was dinner. I had my choices but hard to get enough of 'my' stuff without appearing to hog it all.
Today I insisted we breakfast at the coach so at least I have that one then we have lunch with family and meet other friends later in the day-have no idea about dinner yet

On top of that the body very unhappy with lack of any exercise. Was cold and pouring rain yesterday but think I can get a walk in this morning.

How are things with you?

Cheers Elizabeth

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lose minimum 5 pounds per month
The gym comes first!
Healthy Eating with NO snacking
Drink that water!
Each day is filled with choices-make the right one!


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8/17/17 7:33 A

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emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

If you feel the muscles you used the muscles so emoticon emoticon

The swim was good actually, especially considering the only exercise I am likely to get this weekend is walking-packing my walking shoes so I do!

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. Sixty-Five, wow. I think of my Mom and grandmothers at that age and I am in a so much healthier position than the three of them.

So, off to hurry and scurry to depart on time.



Cheers Elizabeth

Personal Goals:
lose minimum 5 pounds per month
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Healthy Eating with NO snacking
Drink that water!
Each day is filled with choices-make the right one!


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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon Way to go on working out even though your class as canceled! How was your swim? Your cartoon had me emoticon
Good Luck this weekend, I think you will do a good job balancing your choices. emoticon Have a safe trip and have fun! emoticon Here are some early Birthday wishes for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I noticed yesterday my glutes and hamstrings were on the stuff and sore side from pilates, those resistance bands really add to the workout. emoticon I did my rebounding workout yesterday. emoticon

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emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

I panic over one luncheon, much less 3 in a week. I would think the next 2 will be easy to avoid given what you said about the quality of the first. And you have planned well for those 'bombs'

I arrived at the gym yesterday to find the class was cancelled. I had a little emoticon as the day before I had gone on line to confirm the class was going ahead but hadn't yesterday. So I went into the exercise area and worked out on the weight machines, mainly targeting the triceps but with a nod to the emoticon And no, a few months ago I would not have conceived I was taking a class, much less enjoying it and expecting (and wanting) to be pushed.

Worked some more on getting the motor home ready to depart Thursday morning. Today I am off to the emoticon early and then loading the motor home in earnest as we leave tomorrow morning for my own 'bomb' filled weekend.


Cheers Elizabeth

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lose minimum 5 pounds per month
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Healthy Eating with NO snacking
Drink that water!
Each day is filled with choices-make the right one!


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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon I hope class is better today.Did you ever think you would be upset that the sub did not push you enough in an exercise class? emoticon

It's hump day! emoticon emoticon I have no idea what's on my agenda work wise today. I'm ready for the kids to be back. emoticon Monday we had a luncheon the first of 3 for the week, I took a bag of snacks with me to eat, the lunch looked awful. It was a greasy bbq sandwich, chips and cake. One of cold workers was surprised I wasn't eating it, I noticed no one around me are very much, it must have tasted as bad as it looked. I will be able to skip tomorrow 's luncheon that will be filled with different types of casseroles, yay. I have to go to Friday's lunch and I won't eat until I get back to my office, which is fine. I didn't realize how many times I would be dealing with good land mines this week until I wrote it down. emoticon

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emoticon Good Morning Rhonda

Oh I hate that, when you check the menu ahead of time and see the choices severely limited, or none. Usually, in a situation you describe I cross my fingers and hope for a good salad, even a side salad, or a soup. I know you have handled these situations before so have utmost faith in you.

The class yesterday was so-so. Ani was away and the substitute instructor neither pushed nor checked our form at all. There is a different substitute today so we shall see how it goes.

Weird, I have upped my calorie intake and lost a pound! Going to add another 25-50 calories as I like having a 'cushion' around my goal but do not want to lose much more as would be a disaster if I got sick.



Cheers Elizabeth

Personal Goals:
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Healthy Eating with NO snacking
Drink that water!
Each day is filled with choices-make the right one!


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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon You have given yourself the best birthday present, health and fitness! emoticon I think You will I'm for the weekend , you have done so well getting back on track after you detour over the past year. Listen to your body!

I don't have an answer for why mom is like this it's strange and annoying. I'm use to it. I'm going to eat before I go, I have checked out the menu and it's not good lots of meat and fried items slathered in gravy or butter. emoticon

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emoticon Good Early Morning Rhonda

If I recall, your Mom had at you one time in a steak restaurant because you were not eating meat so pretty obvious she is not going to change her opinion. I wonder why it is so important to her to have you eat what SHE thinks you should? What I admire so much about you is your ability to stay strong to your convictions. How will you handle the emoticon celebration meal on Saturday?

I am also looking at making it through a birthday party and a total disruption to how I eat this coming weekend. Thursday we leave in the motor home for Al's cousin's place in Quebec. We have been invited to attend the celebration for his 70th birthday. We are not telling anyone that my 65th is on Sunday but I am certain there will also be something planned around mine, at least when we get home. I will just have to be very careful with my food choices and darn, I will miss the gym!

Cheers Elizabeth

Personal Goals:
lose minimum 5 pounds per month
The gym comes first!
Healthy Eating with NO snacking
Drink that water!
Each day is filled with choices-make the right one!


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Good Morning Elizabeth emoticon no nudist colony for me either, that comment had me emoticon . Any thing exciting on your agenda for the week?

I'm in meetings all day today and tomorrow. emoticon I was talking o my mom yesterday and she thinks I'm unhealthy because I'm not eating animal products right now, she this is I should eat a steak when we celebrate my brother in law birthday on Saturday emoticon

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emoticon Rhonda.

Doesn't it feel great to try on stuff that is getting roomy or just too big? Compare that to the feeling before you started your journey with putting on something that used to fit and is now too tight. Absolutely not the same at all and a big motivation. That said, it is hard at times to part with really good items of clothing, like your leather jacket but keeping it is always a reminder of what 'used to be' instead of 'what is' and what can be'

The loose skin? 10 years ago I absolutely freaked when I realized that what was hanging was loose skin and it was not going to go away. I asked my doctor about plastic surgery; every time I was dressing or undressing I would look at it and feel ugly. Don't ever do that! I love how you are approaching it. I look at mine now, which is a whole lot more than last time, shrug and say "I don't live in a nudist colony and better this than what was" I like your idea of thanking it too.

Enjoy your Sunday

Cheers Elizabeth

Personal Goals:
lose minimum 5 pounds per month
The gym comes first!
Healthy Eating with NO snacking
Drink that water!
Each day is filled with choices-make the right one!


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Elizabeth emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You Rock!!!!!!! You can do this,. You are Amazing!!!!! you know how to eat and you are great at listening to your body!

Yesterday was good, I tried on a couple of my jackets my jean one has to go it's way to big, so is one of vests and I tried in my leather coat that was to right and now its almost to bug. I hope it gets cold enough to wear it because it will be given away next year. emoticon The extra skin and there is a lit of it does freak me out, I'm changing how I talk to myself about it, I say thank you for all you have done for me, much better than freaking out.

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emoticon emoticon Good Morning

Day 2 of Maintenance for me. I successfully added the extra 50 calories to yesterday's eating (why is 'adding' so easy? lol) What I am really pleased with is that Al suggested opening a bottle of wine with me to celebrate my success and I said-wait for it- "No thanks, I don't feel like wine tonight" emoticon

How was your Saturday?

Cheers Elizabeth

Personal Goals:
lose minimum 5 pounds per month
The gym comes first!
Healthy Eating with NO snacking
Drink that water!
Each day is filled with choices-make the right one!


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