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Lynette -- that's not bad after vacation. You'll be back on track soon, and make me look lazy and fat. lol

Tamsha -- that's right! When women get a day off from work (the one with a paycheck) we generally get to work our butts off at home doing all those "Mom" things.

Vicki -- a change in food plan in always good. I think I'm pretty much stuck in a rut with the things I eat, but I've discovered the things that work for me, and they are healthy and don't cause me to gain. It's when I get off track that the scale goes up. Just keep track of what seems to work for you, and then stick with it.

One more day at the rental home and it will be spiffy and clean(and I'll be worn out). Tomorrow the two spare bedrooms get the shampoo treatment. I thought maybe just a good vacuuming would do it, but nope, it needs the whole thing. Decided not to do it all in one day, so going back again tomorrow.


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i'm back at home and jumped on the scale immediately when I got up this morning. 145 which is not too bad. not where I was when I left of course but I am determined to get back in the saddle so to speak. I'll have lots of up and down the stairs today as I unpack and get back to routines.

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Hi everybody! Just saying hi! It's my day off and you know what that means eh? CHORES! lols! Have a good one!
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Renee have you heard anymore about your heart surgery and when it will be??

Eve that is so sad about your Brother in law hope we never have that happen to us but if we do we will be together - sorry you have to go back to the heat but glad the rental will be all taken care of soon

Going to try a few new things on food plan and exercise will tell if it work later but have to get my house cleaned today and show the kids at the pool how to clean the pool and pool house so a busy day and will stop by tomorrow just to change the months chat room for it is Hell Tue

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It's true flying in small planes if it's windy can make you feel very insecure -- so it was a good idea to ask your hubby to land. It's safer that way! I once had a brother-in-law who did stunt flying and when I was in my early teens I LOVED to fly with him on the rolls and sometimes just plain dumb things he would do. I doubt I would enjoy it now. And how did he die? It was in an airplane crash, and he was the pilot.

Now that both DH and I are rested up, we will head back down to the BROILING HEAT of Phoenix again this afternoon. The weather is wonderful up here this time of year, 49F at night and around 75F during the day. Have the garbage can filled with oak leaves again so can do no more until it is emptied again next Tuesday.

Monday I finish up at my rental home. Turn it over to the management company and then I can feel relaxed as I spend most of our summer in the mountains. Want to take a couple of good exercise tapes up here to work on during the summer so I'll be doing something besides just walking.

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4/29/12 8:37 A

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I don't like bouncing on flights either.

Vicki, you get use to wearing it and it because second nature to put it on it the morning. When I do forget I get out there door and feel like something is missing.

Eve, I love asparagus. I buy it fresh and grill sometimes but it so expensive.

Not much is going on today. It is hot in the apartment and I don't feel like doing much because I'm tired.

Have a great Sunday!

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Glad you had a you day

We did try to fly but way to windy and told hubby land soon can't stand the bouncing around in the air so got home and cleaned up the yard and worked on a graduation gift on my Emb mach then made a new recipe for supper tasted good but don't think I will have a big loss for the month if any been a yo yo for two months now so have to step something up - well have to work VFW breakfast so need to run chat later

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4/28/12 12:10 P

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Having a whole day to do NOTHING was a wonderful luxury. And luckily my weight didn't change even though I didn't walk or do much of anything. Didn't eat that much either!

So today have a bit of gardening to do, and will try to again clean up some of those pesky oak leaves that are all over the yard. Asparagus is doing well in our garden, there are always 8 or so spears to pick when I come up. Love asparagus!

Just have a great day, relax, have some fun -- and don't over-eat. By the way, what does a Fitbit do over and above what a Pedometer does? I wear one of those constantly.

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Eve I would love to sit on the back porch and have some wine and cheese and crackers maybe one day when I am not running to help others today could be one of those days but baby its cold out side so guess I have to pass

Renee I have heard of the fit-bit going to check one of them out but I would forget to wear it so have to see

Nothing to really do today was hoping to get some flying in with hubby but just to cold out have to see what the afternoon brings but need to go for a walk so chat later maybe late getting in here on Sunday have to help with a VFW breakfast so will see if I get in before I leave or after so everyone have a great weekend

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My metabolism is so slow, all the walking does is keep my legs toned and my mind calm. For weight loss I have to some serious exercise which I don't always feel like doing. Like today, I really need to get my butt in gear but I'm sitting here finding other things to do. Plus I'm having problems with my knee. I'm hoping if I wait one more day before getting back to the serious heavy duty exercise the pain will go away magically. Anyways, it is a beautiful day and I did walk outside for a while just because the sun is shining.

Eve, a glass of wine isn't bad. Here in Italy and when I was in Spain it wasn't unusual for the local national employees to have wine with there lunch. Of course, that may explain siesta. I remember the Spanish having whiskey with their breakfast. They called it Spanish OJ. Now that is nasty and unhealthy. I'm using a fitbit for my steps. It is more expensive but it is accurate and I can't accidentally reset it.

Hope everyone has a great Saturday!

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Tamsha -- SP recommends 10,000 steps per day, and there is even a team for people who walk that amount of steps. I have not gotten to that level yet myself. Started out with about 5000 then went to 7500, and of course there are days that I can do the recommended, but not always. I'll admit that each year after my 70th birthday I seem to be slowing down.

Renee -- I'm surprised you don't weigh-in at about 120 with all the walking that you do. It is amazing! Even when we were hiking in Machu-Picchu I think I only managed to walk about 13,000 steps -- of course it was all up and down stairs (natural stairs by climbing in the rocks) so it was tough. I, personally, think walking is a great way to lose weight. I have my ped on all the time! The last one I bought was a better model (Walmart) costing about $12.

Made it through the "hell" day and am relaxing today at our mountain home. In fact, lunch time found me sitting on the patio with a glass of wine, cheese and Ritz crackers. That was my unhealthy lunch. lol

Have a great day everyone, and keep up the fantastic work! You are all beautiful people!

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Eve, I got tired just reading about your day.

Tamsha, 12- 15000 is good. They encourage people to walk at least 10,000 steps a day.

Vicki, I'm feeling much better today.

I admit I walk around 23000 steps a day because I walk everywhere. So I do get in more than 95000 steps a day. I hate driving anywhere that I can see from my apartment and I can see most of the base from at least one of my balconies. Spring has finally arrived. it was in the mid70's today. It feels like it is in the mid 80's in the apartment. They won't be turning on the ac until after May 11. Didn't get enough sleep last night because I had to be up early to take my son to the school at 530. They were heading out for a track meet in Northern Italy and it is a long drive.

it has been an emotional day for my daughter. Her boyfriend's father has been hospitalized in an off base Italian hospital. Initially when he went to the ER early Friday morning they thought it was an heart attack. Then they realized there was blood in his lungs so they sent him off base. By yesterday evening they realized there was a tumor. Today they drained the fluid out of his lungs and did a biopsy, will have the results in 4 - 5 days. What ever it is, he will have to be medivac back to the states for surgery. Which has his sons freaking out. He is a single father with one son a senior in high school and the other (daughter's bf) a freshman at UMUC on base. There is a couple weeks of college left and 6 weeks of high school left. He has already had one episode of cancer, he doesn't need another. All we can do now is pray and hope for the best.

With all the drama, I did get a lot done today. I'm going to relax rest of the day.

Have a wonderful Friday!

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Renee hope your feeling better today and you got enough sleep

Eve that is one hell of a day hope today you can relax

Tamsha that is great better then me I walk alot but don't have the ped on can find one that really works good so not sure how many steps I take a day so keep up the good work

Very busy day so have to run chat later

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Wow you have had a busy morning already!! For work I got cajoled into wearing a pedometer to be a part of a 'team' and to show our department's participation. My numbers are the lowest in the group but hey, one girl has body image issues and is convinced her size 0 is getting 'fat' so she walks everywhere! I can't begin to compete against a woman who walks 95,000 steps in 7 days. But my numbers have been going up. I find I want to walk more when I have the pedometer on. I now walk around 12 to 15 thousands steps a day. Do you think that's good?
Have a good one!
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Today I got up early so I could put out the "recycles" garbage at my rental home, plus I thought I would see if my carpet cleaner would make a dent in the mess the rental made ofthe carpeting. There were spots that I doubted would ever come out, even with a pro! Plus all the tile needed to be scrubbed, etc.

So after a hectic start -- I ended up in front of the house with a key that wouldn't work -- but I had given one of the new ones to a man who was doing some repairs for me, and he lived only 5 miles away. I called and asked if I could come and get the key. They were just about to leave to take his wife to work, but said they would wait. I drove like a mad woman!! Got the key, rushed back to the house, put out the garbage. 5 minutes later the garbage truck came by and picked it up. Whew! Close call!

Then, as it was almost sprinkling, the temperature was a lovely 75F so I decided to see if I could get the lawn mowed before it started to rain in earnest. Got it done, although my hair took quite a beating, and a couple trips to my car to get the vacuum and carpet shampooer did not help much. So--- looked like a drowned rat, but who was looking? lol

Next I vacuumed all the carpets, and spot treated all the spots in the great room. I figured I would let that sink/soak in for a bit while I did other things. Also noticed the microwave was a mess and the oven on the range, so set it to "clean" - which took 4 hrs. 20 minutes, but worth it. Luckily she left the refrigerator relatively clean. Found out the disposal needs to be replaced and feeling around inside it found pennies and glass. Duh! Not sure if the dishwasher is OK or not. Always something, isn't it? Friend came over to see if he could repair the garage door when they had backed into it, cracking the plastic, and causing it to ail to close after it was open. So much fun, but he thinks he might be able to fix it.

Tackled the carpet next, and thank my lucky stars the carpet looks presentable again! I guess the pre-treatment on the bad stains helped. So by the end of the day I had the two worst carpets looking OK again, had cleaned all the tile, the stove/microwave and do not have to return until next Monday. Also did the deep-watering on the lawn and plants as the rain we had wasn't nearly enough to satisfy their needs.

Tonight hubby made a pot roast for us, one of my all-time favorites! So sweet of him. I had said I didn't think I could eat, but after a soak in a hot bubble bath (where I actually fell asleep but didn't drown) then layed down in bed for maybe a 30-minute nap -- I woke up feeling very hungry. So we had a nice dinner. Then I took 2 pain pills and now that they have kicked in I can actually walk without wincing with very step. I'd say this was a definite hell day with too much work, work, work!

But the yard maintenance guys will come Monday morning and they have agreed to haul off the junk she left behind - a broken bed frame, a chair, and an oversized piece of art. Our garbage pickup only allows the one container that the truck lifts mechanically and nothing else so I don't know how I would have gotten rid of the other stuff.

I feel like I must have used up a trillion calories, so tomorrow my weight should be down. I also drank about a gallon of water during the work process. Hope everyone had a better day than me!

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Just stopping in to say hi. I've been very tired this week. My bp and heart rate bottomed out on Tuesday and I haven't been able to get going again. I was practically mainlining caffeine trying to get my HR out of the 50's. Ended up napping instead.

If I have my surgery in Atlanta I would stay at my parents afterwards. They live outside of Atlanta about 45 minutes from the hospital, depending on the time of day and traffic.

I will post more tomorrow, I need to get to bed, tomorrow will be a long day.

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Eve I hear ya most people don't believe i weigh what I do but like you said I know and hate it but life goes on - you look great just keep up the good work

Tamsha so glad you stopped by we have missed you

Dad got good news yesterday so that made me feel better and sleeping like a baby now that the fan is on maybe the hum of the fan or that I can cool off from night hot flashes what ever it is I am sleeping and feel great so off to walk Gerti have a great day all

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Just dropping in to say hello to everybody. Been off the website for a while. Life can get a bit heavy at times and you don't socialize as much. Anyways, be seeing you guys eh?
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I know that for me anyway, eating at a restaurant is one of the fun things in life. Unfortunately, it is also the one thing that throws my food plan into a tizzy. I only have a couple of girlfriends that I eat lunch with on a regular basis, and even though I try to pick and choose restaurants that have calories posted on some of the stuff I like, it doesn't tell me the whole story -- like sodium out the gazoo! Like the other day DH wanted to go to lunch, but I had already had a smoothie -- so I told him I would go along and just have a drink or soup. He chose Chinese, so I had a cup of hot/sour soup. Still gained, so I'm guessing lots of salt. It just seems like you can't win.

When I was single and dating, sometimes I would have a date for both lunch AND dinner. So it was no wonder that I couldn't control my weight better. It was raising havoc with my self confidence to see those numbers on the scale. Didn't bother my dates, of course, because I was the size that they saw on my photo's. Luckily my weight is distributed evenly, so I tend to look a bit smaller than I am. When I weigh 150 people guess me to be 125 or so. But I know, and that's what really matters!

Sometimes I think it's better not to track every bite, but then I realize you can just be fooling yourself -- because when you write it all down, you are shocked! I've been watching THE BIGGEST LOSER this season and I watched one gal (my favorite) go from 252 to 147. It is amazing that she doesn't look flabby, she is adorable. I felt bad that Mandy didn't do better as she has a beautiful face and she is so young -- but she was still way up there when she was eliminated.

Off to do my ironing. At least that is an "inside" job. Have to come up with more of those now that summer has hit, I wilt fast in 100F weather. No walks for Amber -- it will have to wait until we go back to the mountains.



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Eve glad someone else is doing the painting now you can enjoy yourself and like you said do something you like to do

Thanks for the advice and I do know what the cals are on most things but like you said those snacks can add up fast just need to stop going out to eat with friends - have to take my dad to get a MRI today but want to walk Gerti so better go chat later

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Hi gals! Well, we finally broke down and hired a couple of guys to finish up the painting for us, we decided we are both getting too old to do jobs like "painting the outside of a big house." I went out at 6:30 this morning to mask off a window as it got too windy last night, and after I finished it they told me to do something else because they could do it faster. I wasn't offended though because it was true! So I went out front to make the final touch-ups on the garage door. When I finished that I painted a bit to finish up the paint I had in my pan and that was it. So nice not to have to worry about that. Now I can get back to some of the things I enjoy.

Lynette -- enjoy your vacation and just do the best you can. You are probably getting in more walking than you normally would, so that always helps. If you're up a bit when you return, you just have to accept that. (read my yo-yo blog)

Renee -- I didn't know you were short -- one never knows. But you are making good progress as far as your weight goes, cholesterol is a problem for most people once they get over 40 or so -- keep current on your med's. Is your heart surgery planned to be toward the end of the year? Hopefully you will be stationed not far from Atlanta if that's where you're having the surgery, otherwise, where will you stay while you are recovering from it?

Vicki -- I don't track my food every single day. A person knows the caloric count of many of the foods we eat on a regular basis, and if I stick with them and don't start getting too many "snacks" included that can add up without realizing it, you are usually in good shape. I try to have lots of meals that run 250 to 350 and my snacks are around 70 to 180. I feel if I had lunch that was one of the low-cal soups with 90 to 110 cal per cup, I can even eat 2 cups if hungry, then with that in mind, my snack might be a glass of milk (nonfat) and a cookie (80) and while I don't always get enough carbs or protein, I am usually fairly close. I don't skimp too much on breakfast as I want to start the day off right, but I very seldom treat myself to real bacon. The turkey variety is so much lower and doesn't taste bad on a BLT sandwich.



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Renee so glad you stopped by and please get your surgery we would like you around for a long time here so keep us up dated how things are going

LJ so glad you stopped in too glad the mini holiday is going well have a safe trip home

Not sleeping to well even with my sleeping pills not sure what is going on - well off to work busy day

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hello from Coos Bay Oregon! Our holiday is going very well ; we are enjoying seeing a lot of the UST. he weather is certainly not the warm we had wanted but at least no snow. Hope winter is over when we get back to Canada!
I have been working very hard to get fruit and vegetables in my diet on the road and not eat too much in general. It will be interesting to get back on the scale in about a week.
Unitl then, I guess I'm happy because ignorance is bliss? hahaha

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Stopping in to say hi! Went to the doctor Friday for my follow up. No change in my heart. My cholesterol and LDL's were elevated. My own dang fault since I haven't been taking my medicine and eating like crap while dh was home. The doctor lectured me on that and praised me for losing 8 lbs since my last visit. After talking with him about the qualifications I need to look for in a heart surgeon I will probably go with one in Atlanta. It is easier than trying to find one where ever we end up. The doctor felt like that would be the best plan. Spent Saturday at the high school track for a meet. Son did good and the track team won. Yesterday, dh left again for a month.

Vicki, I don't like the foods on the SP plan either so I just do my own.

Eve, I'm short too and every little extra pound sounds.

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Eve didn't know you was shorting then me not by much I am 5'6" you look so much taller then me and so thin you look great I could only wish I looked as good as you - your doing great keep up the good work

Yes that dam scale haunts me too everyday just wish hubby didn't care but I do like that I lost another 10 pounds and really wish I could get to may goal so will keep on working at it just so sick of counting cals wish there was a easier way - and like I said don't like SP food plan don't have time to change what I don't like wish they could ask us what we do and don't like then make my plan so will keep looking and I have googled and yahooed all those words nothing comes up so will keep looking thanks for info - Busy day need to run chat later

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Actually, Vicki, for my height 144 pounds is a lot! Remember that I am only 5'2" and I am small boned. During my whole adult life I weighed in the range of 105 to 119. At age 50, when I married the love of my life (Steve, who died of cancer) I was up to a whopping 124 and thought I was FAT! Little did I know!

Married life with Steve contained us putting in tortoruous hours to get our business going, and it also meant eating in restaurants -- A LOT! My weight zoomed up to 150, but he didn't seem to mind and I was so busy I honestly didn't seem to notice what was happening. I ask myself now how I could not NOTICE, and I don't have an answer. I left the size 6 clothing and went into size 14 before it all hit me. So yes, on my frame, 150 pounds = size 14. I do believe you mentioned size 14 for yourself and that is when you were in the 180's. I'd hate to think what MY size would be if I ever hit 180!

So it's all relative -- you do look good, but if you are like me, the number on the scale continues to haunt you -- and we will probably be calorie watchers all our lives. Try to Google the words make you own diet or words to that effect and see what you come up with. Or, on SP when you enter a food, there is somewhere you can check that says "include in my diet plan." so maybe that would help a little.

Everyone else -- have a great day and evening! I was up at 6:30 painting, trying to beat the heat and get this D---MN house done! Whose idea was this anyway?

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Eve I would kill to weigh what you weigh then I would be done so back to counting cals - is there a web sight that will make you a food plan with the foods you like?? I know sparks has the plan but there are so many foods I don't like then I have to take the time to change things and that is the problem I don't have the time

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Old scale I have up here shows me at 144 or less, so guess I'm not gaining at least. I like hot weather better than cold, but when it gets to OVER 100 it's a little much for anyone. But that's how the summers are in much of AZ, and it's why we head for the mountains when those triple digits start to show up.

It is hard to stick to 1200 calories per day, as that's my goal also, but I have found that if I eat more than that I'm just not going to lose weight -- and I can't bring myself to exercise more. It isn't too hard to stay within the 1200 calorie range if you plan your meals out ahead of time. I like to eat the soups like Chunky Campbell or Progresso that have only 90 to 120 calories per cup. Then if I'm really starving I can eat the whole can and it still isn't much. You have to watch the sodium in those -- although they have a few that are only 480 grams/sodium. It is just a matter of limiting the portions on those other things that you are used to eating. For example, there is no way you can go out and eat half a pizza by sharing a large with a friend, and not end up going over your limit of calories. You can have a slice though and have a salad or something to go with it. Moderation. The good old days are gone!

Well, heading back down to the heat today. But DH will probably have the A/C set at about 73 and I'll be freezing. lol

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Eve glad your in a cooler place but I would take the hot stuff over the cold stuff any time

not doing so well on diet can't stick to my 1,200 cals need to find something new to do and being a yo yo again on the scale but not giving up will keep trying

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They have hit the 100F mark in the Phoenix area -- thank Goodness I'm in Yarnell for a few days. Doubt if it even got to 80F up here.

Relaxed -- walked -- gave Amber a bath, made cookies! The good life.

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Off to a garage sale then help my aunt with a quilt have a good weekend all

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Diane I am a morning person love to get things done early then I have the night to do what I want with hubby - hope you got the weeding done

Eve sorry about all the drama with the renter hope things work out there - Sorry to hear you have shingles I hear they are painful hubby had them hurt like H. hope I never get them

Well off to work I put a Announcement about getting on the Sparks Map it is really kind of cool to see where everyone lives ok chat later

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Hi everyone! I seem to be stuck on a plateau -- at least that's what I call it, even though it has been only 3 days! Scads of yardwork to do while we are at our summer home. There are several huge oak trees surrounding our home and this is the time of year when all the yellow leaves are dropping now that winter is coming to an end. Actually the leaves seem to be a never ending battle up there. Luckily I enjoy doing that type of yardwork, and it's good for me.

Tomorrow morning will again drive over to the rental home and see if she has gotten the rest of her belongings out. I'm sure it will not be pleasant, but I'm taking cleaning supplies with me, and some strong pine smelling cleaner that I can use in the bathrooms. I've decided to turn it over to a management company once I have it in good shape again -- I'm too old for this kind of stress. Or just go ahead and sell at a loss, it's probably down about $50,000 from what I paid for it.

Going to make it over to the gym early evening today. My knee seems to be holding up OK for regular exercises, but will have to stay away from the bike and possibly stair-stepper. It does not like the deeper bends that those two exercises create. Plus I have a small patch of shingles outbreak on my right arm, and a very small on on the left arm. Itches like crazy. I had chicken pox when I was a kid -- got the shot that was advertised, but still this happens.

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We had rain all day yesterday also. I cleaned the storage room which was a job I had been putting off for a while. It is done so I am a happy camper. Should go out and finish the weeding today but not really in the mood. May feel like it later this afternoon. I am not a fast starter, get most of my energy around 3 in the afternoon. Never been a morning person. I don't know why. I used to go to work at 4am and I had no trouble doing it but if I don't have a reason to get up and get going I just don't
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Diane sorry about the gain not sure how we can put so much on in one day and takes for ever to take back off but some on you have been doing so well just keep trying

Renee glad son got to do his class sorry about the storms stay safe

Off to finish my spring cleaning at the office I started yesterday another busy day not enough hours to get it all done so better run chat later

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It is raining again. This morning we had a horrible storm, the rest of the day it was just rain. Which means my son was able to have his diver training. He won't be home until midnight. They are fitting a day's training into an evening.

Eve, I wish I could say I'm surprised with your renter but I'm not. It happens a lot, some people just don't care.

Weight is down today, surprised me.

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I can't believe people don't pay thier rent. I know it happens, I just don't understand how you don't pay it. Hopefully you can get it cleared up and maybe get lucky and get a good renter. I would hate to be a landlord, a lot of headache for sure.
Glad to hear you painting is coming along good Eve. I agree with you about the differences in the sexes. I am usually cold and DH is always sweating. Part of it is his meds, but he said he has always done that.
It is raining here today to. A light rain, but enough I can't go finish my outside projects without getting soaked. My grandson is supposed to have a baseball game tonight, wonder if they will cancel it. Have to wait and see. It seems a bit crazy to have scheduled a baseball game for 6 to 8 yr olds at 7:30 at night. It will be almost 9 before they are done. On a school night to boot.
My pickup is in the shop. We thought it needed a wheel bearing but the mechanic thinks it is something else, which is cheaper to fix from what DH says. I am driving his old farm truck. I have a Honda Ridgeline. No radio in his truck and if the headlights are on the heater won't run. Least I have something to drive though.
The scale is not being good to me. I gained 4 lbs in 2 days. Only thing I ate that was bad was a baked potato each day. Don't understand how I gain so much just from something that simple. Had grilled chicken and veges with it. No candy, no chips. Oh well, it happens all the time. Need to stop eating anything good I guess
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Eve sorry your having so much trouble with that renter hope she didn't skip out and never pay you hope you get your money - you would think you would want your deposit back for I know we did it was a months rent and those days that was a lot so good luck with her

Well it is 4:30am need to be to work at 5am it is Hell day so chat later

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After I can't remember how many warnings to my one renter -- I had the straw that broke the camel's back when I went over Monday to collect the money for her water bill (as it is still in MY name, she couldn't afford the deposit they wanted). I had told her I would be there between 10:30 and 11:00 -- but, of course, she wasn't home. I even opened the garage door to be absolutely sure. That irritated me to the point that I drove directly over to the water co., and had them turn off the water -- they said they would do it the following day. Tuesday and Wednesday go by and no word from her. I can't believe she wouldn't complain! So Thursday I call the man I know across the street from her -- I tell him to check the faucet outside to make sure the water is off. He calls back -- the water is NOT off. So back to the water co.

On Sunday I decide to go check on the water situation myself, and decide if it is still on at least I will water all the plants again. It was pretty much what I expected inside. Much of the furniture had been moved out -- the place smelled like a pig pen and I will probably have to replace all the carpets. God I hate having rentals -- but with the real estate market the way it is I can't afford to sell either.

Well, tomorrow is always another day. Getting hot out too I just looked and it's 84F now. I'm worn out just being out there.

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Eve we both will get back on track soon we can do this one day at a time even being a yo yo is ok

Renee hope good weather for your sons diver training and hope you guys know soon where your moving too

Helped a friend clean this morning that is why I am late getting on here but now need to go pick up sticks in the yard did get my blog done here so chat later

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Rain, rain and more rain. That has been our weather. I'm about waterlogged. We did have a cool thunderstorm this afternoon. It brighten up a dark, wet afternoon. Hopefully, no thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon since my son has diver training and it will be canceled if it storms. Rain is ok, just no thunder and lightening. This is a special training set up for athletes. He is excited about it. It was a quiet weekend since it rained, it is going to be a busy week with fund raisers,a track meet and I go back to the doctor on Friday. Still don't know where we are moving to, hoping to find something out this week.

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For me -- having everything done is NOT a good thing. I thrive on having something I can decorate, redecorate, paint, or remodel. So when the entire house is done what can I do but go crazy? I know -- I'm weird!

Today looks fairly nice and I've got a few errands to do, probably will stop by the gym while I am out and around. It's slow, but my weight is inching it's way back down to where I was. It is so aggravating to look at my calendar and see I "should" be in the 130's by now.

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Eve glad you got the bathroom almost done pretty soon you will have the whole house done and can just enjoy doing nothing

We got a lot of rain no storms so gerti got to stay home and we made it to the dinner and so good only one of the meals was not so good but I ate everything and the scale I only gained a pound so not so bad so far still have today but hope to get a walk in but boy it is muddy out going to post a blog on the dinner later but now have to go to VFW breakfast so chat later

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Maybe you should just leave Gerti with the neighbors because who wants to go out to "get" her if it gets really bad? Just a thought. That way everyone can be cozy and warm and stay that way. And you won't be worried.

Worked in the bathroom nearly the entire day and it's looking great -- but boy, was my body hurting! I went to bed shortly after 8 o'clock and didn't get up until 7:00 this morning. DH was surprised and pleased when he saw it. It's fun to do things like that when he is gone!

Bad weather is headed our way too. Looked outside this morning and it looks wonderful, but if you go outside it feels really cool, so I think I'll finish up in the bathroom this morning.

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Eve that is a good way to look at it but the scale was nice this morning and like you said it is only the weekend and I will work hard to get it all back off if I gain really want to see my goal this year so thanks for the support - have fun painting and picking out new things for the bathroom

We are to have a really bad storm here tonight hope we don't get it for we are to go to our Dinner Theater out of town and I have to leave Gerti home alone but going to call the neighbors and ask if they would come get her if it gets really bad out so everyone pray we don't get that storm - will tell how things go in the morning so chat later

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Vicki you've got a LOT of eating to do in the near future -- hope it doesn't put you back into the 180's, but if you do think of it as a 35th Anniversary present that you're going to RETURN! And then get rid of it! It does sound like you've got heaps of fun ahead of you, so enjoy!

Can't wait to see all of you checking in on the scale this morning. Mine was up just a tad as I spent the evening ironing, watching a movie, and I'm afraid I ate too many of those little bite- sized Snickers! Don't even feel guilty about it.

It's cold this morning, so I'm going to paint DH's bathroom. It needs it now that the new granite was installed. Making it gray, just like the kitchen, and the towels I already have will look super with it. Think I might buy a new towel rack though, to match the new faucet. Or at least find one in pewter if I can't find the new dark color.

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Eve painting is exercise up and down ladders reaching to paint etc just be careful don't fall of any ladders

Diane hope you have a loss today and if not staying the same is not bad

Renee sorry you got your little friend I do not miss her at all we called it Martha around here

Well I was a bad girl yesterday a friend wanted to take me out to eat so we went to Dairy Queen and I had the chicken basket bad thing then came home and seen how many cals oh boy bad girl then I still ate Dinner really bad girl so really have to get back on track today and this weekend is going to be bad also our 35th Anniversary is Sunday but going out with friends on Sat we are going to a Hotel and we are doing a Titanic tour we get a 8 course meal and we are one of the passengers and they do a small play we think and at the end we find out if we lived or died will tell more after we go but today is a me day getting nails done so have to run chat later

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Did my share of painting today -- we have most of the back done, except for one whole wall, and if it doesn't rain I will start on that tomorrow. DH did the hard part of scraping the foundation and putting a sealer on it, but now I have to mask off all the windows an do the painting. Some I'm sure is too tall for me to reach even with our highest ladder. Oh well,
will worry about that when I get to it.

Rain is forecast in our area too. DH went to Yarnell again -- but if it's going to be raining, I would rather be in Glendale where I can at least drive to the gym and get some exercise

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Eve, you are so right, men and women are very different. And 58 is cold to me.

The scale was up a little this morning. And I know why I had such a bad headache. Hormones! Every month. I guess I haven't been paying much attention to the calendar and had a surprise this morning. Oh well, such is life. The scale will be back down in a day or two. It was 49 when I got up this morning but it warmed up to the mid 60's. I sweated up a storm at the gym this morning, that felt good. I have a lot to do but I really don't feel like it, when the weather is nice I don't want to be inside. It is suppose to rain the next 5 days so I guess I will get some inside work done then.

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Well, to DH and I it feels COLD outside -- it's 58F and DH says he will have to put on a sweatshirt if he's going to work on painting the house today. So funny, when we are in Yarnell we think it's quite nice when it's 58F. But then with my hubby I have found out that in the dead of winter he'll have the house heated up to 85 if I let him, and in the summer I'm freezing to death because he turns on the a/c to 72. Go figure!

Don't know whether to laugh or cry -- men ae so different from women. DH takes a nap and when he wakes up I ask him if he feels better now. His back was sore and he said he was very, very tired -- and he tells me he's bee thinking about a dream he had for the last 30 minutes. So of course that's my cue to ask him about the dream.

So he says he was told to "get his life in order." By who? I ask him. "Well, God, I suppose," he answers me. Then he goes on to list all the thinks he figures he had better get done. Now if you were talking to a woman, the conversation would go much differently. And it just played up to me how different the two sexes are.

Guess I'll venture outside to see if I need to put my long John's on to do any painting. lol
Talk to all of you another time.

Vicki -- so you gained 2 of the 3 back. It's quite natural after you did the juice/water thing. I was reading in SP that they don't think these clean-out procedures do too much. So many diets advocate using them for a few days before actually starting the diet, but I can't remember why SP was against them, except that they seem to be more ineffective than anything else. It's always tempting to try things like that though.

My weight is dropping, but so slowly I don't like to think about it.



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I wish I could answer your question on people giving you bad food when they know you are dieting. I have the same problem and no matter what I do they don't seem to stop, I just keep saying no thank you and not taking it. It is a hard thing, but you get stronger by doing it.
I haven't lost this week. My official weigh in is tonight but I don't expect to see the scale move. Mine at home hasn't. I have been really good with my eating and exercised 4 days so I am a little discouraged. Guess at least I haven't gained.
Not much going on today. Not much going on any day. Life is pretty boring, which is a good thing. My big thing for today is I am going to the grocery store.
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Diane way to go on reading two books I still have one I have started last year just don't have time to read would if not on here on the comp so much - and I skype with my kids we will have to skype soon

Tricia no didn't drain me liked all the foods but one of the drinks and was not stuck in bathroom like I thought did more peeing the the other end which I thought is way you do them but my body maybe weird oh well got a jump start on the diet again - way to go on throwing out the food but if you don't want to throw away take to a shelter in your town if you have one we all do I think just a idea but way to go and not eating it - you can vent here anytime

Renee hope all the test come back good I am still waiting for mine - hope your headache goes away fast

Eve that is ok just stop by when you can

Well gained back 2 of the 3 oh well still on track so that will help well need to run helping friend again today so chat later

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Congratulations on the 3 pounds, Vicki.

I've just been busy doing stuff and trying to get some painting in too. It was so windy the other day that when we got back from a quick trip to our summer home I found the paper I had covered two of the windows with (so carefully) had been blown completely off. Ugghhhh! It is so time consuming too, and it's been so hot out. Today was cool though, and I got quite a bit done, even though there was a bit of wind.

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Vicki, congrats on the 3 lbs.

The lab work is just routine stuff - cholesterol, sugar, liver function, thyroid, I think there maybe a few other things but I can't remember. I will get a printout when I go in. Not much else is going on. The weather is bad so we haven't gotten out much. The weather has been given me a headache.

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3 lbs. is great Vicki. Did/do you feel better after you did your cleanse or did it drain you? I've always wanted to do one but I'm a little nervous to lose energy or to be stuck in the bathroom all day when I'm suppose to be working.
Well my vent for the day is how come it feels like when you are trying really hard to stay focused on weight loss people around you seem to want try to make you fail. It almost feels like many people around me don't want me to lose the weight. Or maybe it jealousy I don't know but I don't know how to handle it. I finally just started taking the junk food that these few people keep trying to give me (which they have never done before) and tossing it in the trash when they are not looking. This is hard for me for a few reasons one I hate wasting food when so many people go without food and two it is always sweet stuff that I love. I'm glad I have been able to have the will power but really why do some people have a hard time letting you reach your goals? Anyways that is my vent for today. Hope everyone has a great day!

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Congrats on the 3 lbs Vicki. Wish I could loose something. I have been doing really well with my eating all week and haven't lost a lb. couple of days it has actually been up. just yo yoing 1 lb up and down. Getting really discouraged
I got my computer back yesterday. He had to wipe the hard drive so I spent most of the day trying to remember what I had for favorites on the internet and reinstalling stuff. I got everything I could think of. Guess if I missed it I didn't use it that often. Just have to find my key for Microsoft Office and I am back in business. Oh and I have to reload Skype still. Don't use it that often but do like to have it to talk to my son when he has a minute or two.
Did get 2 books read while I was computer free. I'm not a big reader, so that is alot for me.
Well, better get busy. Maybe if I do something besides sit and read I will do better today.
Weather has turn cold again so don't really want to do much outside, although by this afternoon it should be warmed up enough. Hard to go to overnights in the 60's to freeze warnings in a week.
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48hr cleanser is over and lost 3 pounds now to keep them off and keep going down off to help Aunt with a quilt chat later

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Renee way to go on the loss and lets keep the snow in the mountains - right??

Diane I love to go to yard sales and glad you had a good time with the Easter egg hunt - sorry to hear your comp got a virus hope you can get it fixed - so glad you didn't eat the candy I love candy my mom gave us all a choc Easter bunny the rise crispy kind and mine is still sitting here maybe hubby will eat it he ate his already so maybe he will eat mine - hope your back is feeling better and hope you got some exercise in sometimes that helps

the 48hr cleanser is going well so far glad today is the last day one of the drinks are bad but everything else is pretty good and off to help finish my friends house chat later

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Good Monday morning everyone,
I had a busy weekend, went yard saling on Saturday and yesterday did an egg hunt for the grandkids and had dinner. Not a very Eastery dinner but no one likes ham and I wasn't going to do a big meal.
My computer got a virus yesterday. Had to take it to the dr. He isn going to have it for a few days. I am on the desktop, which is better than nothing. At least the screen is bigger and I can see it better.
Eve, glad to hear you blood pressure was good. Please do let us know when you know Renee on your test results. ARe they looking for anything in particular or just looking.
OOO I have had a great success. I made it all the way through Easter candy season without eating any chocolate eggs I love the Hershey eggs, the ones with the candy coating. I think this is the first year in who knows how long that I haven't eaten any. All I had was one chocolate covered marshmallow peep, and that was cause I had to try them and see what they were. I am really proud of me for staying away from the candy.
Well better go get on my bike or treadmill. My back is hurting today so hopefully I can loosen it up some
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Weight went down a little this morning. I've kept my calories on the low side today and my exercise on the high side with lots of water in hopes of getting rid of the rest. As soon as I see the doctor I will let everyone know how it goes. My stepdaughter is wants to know also. The weather has turned cool again. There was snow on the mountains this morning and it was in the 40's with a cold wind. Hopefully, it is going to warm up again soon.

Eve, glad the bp was good.

Vicki, have a great day!

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Renee hope all the test come back with good news keep us updated

Eve glad your blood work came back with a good report

Off to help a friend paint and clean and doing the DR OZ 48 hr cleanser a few friends from another team said they really liked it so going to give it a try well off to work chat later

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I used to attend Sunrise Service when I lived in Sedona, and many times I was the Lector as well. But this year I told DH I would attend with him, so there was no choice but 9:00 a.m. The service is first, then there is like a bible study, and last is where the women discuss various "Relief Society" functions and I'm not sure what the men do -- I told him I would not attend the last hour of the woman's group as I'm not a Mormon and it seemed pointless. So we both left after the first 2 hours.

We're taking a day of rest from painting, but I did go outside and masked off 2 more windows, and the sun is brutal today -- I think the forecast was for 90F. Whew! Won't be long until the triple digits are here. The TV stations start to take bets on when it will be when it gets a bit closer.

I have to stop being the "nice lady" as far as my renter is concerned -- tomorrow my water is going to be turned off.

I see you are having your "doctor days" Renee -- I forgot to mention when I went to the Dr. on Wednesday I had the best blood pressure reading in a long time: 122/72.

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Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!!

The scale was nasty this morning, up 4.2 lbs from yesterday. I know most of it is bloat from sodium. Under my eyes are very puffy as are my hands. I will keep an eye on the scale for a couple of days.

Went Friday for my chest CAT scan. They wanted to do a MRI but our hospital couldn't do it so they just did a CAT scan. Sometime this week I have to go in for my labs. I see the doctor on the 20th. That is first appointment my doctor had, I could have seen another doctor but I don't want to break in another doctor.

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Off to Sunrise church everyone try to be good and back on track in the morning have a great Easter day and look out for that emoticon he hides things we don't need LOL

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Tricia - it's great to hear what our members are doing, and it gives us a chance to get better acquainted with you. It's amazing how close a friendship you can develop on SP. I think that is one of the parts I like best about this site.

Vicki -- I'm kind of like you, LOVE SWEETS! Of course I like almost anything. That's why it is so hard to lose weight. But if I stick with home cooked meals I do the best, so we seldom eat out anymore. Tomorrow is my dog's birthday, DH said he was going to buy him his very own Whopper Jr. That's my Fast-Food-Hubby for you -- now he even has my dog addicted.

Back to the painting. Oh well, it is helping to take the weight off. I try to work no more than 2 or 3 hours, then I come in and lay flat on my back -- so far that's working, no really sore back.

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Diane glad your salad dinner went well and I love all sweets so I would have loved the apple pie and the Banana thing too just wish I didn't like sweets but love salads also so salad dinners are fun

Eve hope you get a little sun don't stay out there to long then get sun burn and it is good Vitamin D

Tricia I am so glad you like coming here we enjoy your time with us also

I got a lot of walking in yesterday we had to fix fence at the farm then I came home and walked Gerti then I had to stuff Easter Eggs for the VFW and today have to go hide them but ate all the wrong things yesterday so hope to get back on track today so I can eat tomorrow at mom's for Easter so everyone have a good Easter Eve

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The scale went down today and I'm so happy for that. I don't have much to talk or vent about today just wish the weather would hurry up and get nice so I can be outside. I am really lacking vitamin D. It's good that she wasn't able to bring the gooey dessert and sugar free fat free banana pudding shouldn't be that bad (I think) I'm sure there are much worse desserts that you could have chosen to eat so I think you should feel good. I must say that I really enjoy and look forward to signing on here everyday and posting with this team. Thank you for all the support. Tricia

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Just a quick "Good Morning" to everyone while I tackle a few of my SP duties. I like to get my regular and bonus spin in before I leave my computer -- and my painting is out there waiting for me. I put on a spaghetti strap top this morning so I can get a little sun on my shoulders.

Took a nice hot bubble bath last night -- it always does wonders for a sore back. I actually feel quite good this morning.

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Good Morning,
The salad supper was good. The gooey dessert lady had car problems and didn't have time to make anything. She brought a sugar free apple pie from Walmart and I hate apple pie. Another lady brought sugar free fat free banana pudding. It was really good. I ate to much of that. It was a fun time though. Hubby just called, He says the truck seems to be doing good, hasn't used any oil which is a good thing. Hopefully all will be well. Sure looks good for now thank goodness.
Sorry to hear you house paint isn't what you wanted. I guess as long as you can live with it then that is all that matters. Sounds like interesting paint. They sure need to do something to help hold up in that heat.
Well, guess I'll go do some more spring cleaning. Have a great day everyone
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Diane hope you enjoyed your salad dinner did that lady bring that bad dessert??

Eve thanks for liking my profile picture I really like yours - can't wait to see Ambers picture - have fun painting

Tricia sorry no loss but you will see the scale move soon just keep up the good work

My job is doing paper work for the pool right now and it is only for a while and looks like yesterday was my last day for a while and no I will keep cleaning house I only do that once every other week on a Tue that is why I call it Hell day but this week I am helping a friend paint and clean her house for she is going to sale it they are moving out of state
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Vicki -- I meant to ask you about your new job. What is your job? And now that you have a job will you still be doing all that housecleaning for other people? Probably not -- there are only 24 hours in the day.

TLOVE -- what's your name? It's awkward to refer to you by your ID name. You may have posted it at one time and I missed it, if so sorry.

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Vicki how is the new job going? I hope well.

Eve I hope things are going better for you now since a few days have pasted. Glad to see you have taken off 1 of the pounds. I'm sure the others will come off no problem with the painting.

Diane Sorry about the truck and trip. A salad dinner get together is such a great idea and I'll have to bring that up my friends and see if they would want to do something like that. I have always thought it was funny how bigger people (except me I hate to bake) and super small people always seem to bring the worst food for you to eat to potlucks.

As for me I was disappointed to see that the scale didn't even go down even a smidgen today. I'm sure I should be grateful that it didn't go up but I'm just dying to get under that 200 mark and it just doesn't seem to be coming quick enough for me. I find myself realizing a lot late that I am a person of instant gratification and I need to figure out how to change that. I really wish the weather would warm up here so I could go outside and walk the hills around the town I live in. That has always seemed to make me feel better about myself but getting myself out in this cold and windy weather is something I don't want to do.

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Hope those trucking problems get resolved, Diane. Boy! The engine in a truck costs a small fortune! And I'm counting on the painting to keep me so busy I won't have time to snack! And about the lady with the gooey desserts -- of course she is the biggest one of all of you -- SHE probably eats those desserts!

Vicki -- I meant to tell you your new Easter photo is adorable. I went in and made a new one of Amber with a squirrel -- I'll have to post it, so cute. That's a terrific site and I'm happy you told me about it. I'll bet you will be baking up some terrific looking cake for Easter -- or if not, at least you will be attendig church. I told DH I would go to his church for Easter, and that made him happy -- but it's not the same as attending my own. Oh well.

I did a small amount of painting late in the afternoon, paint was a bit lighter in color than I had expected from the color sample -- but still nice. Hope the store didn't screw up and give me the wrong one, that wouldn't make me very happy (or the store either). It's a very light tan, and I was expected more of a medium tan. We're using Elastimeric which has the quality of expanding and contracting with the weather. It's about the only paint that stands up to our temperature in AZ (and also in NV) -- summers are brutal here. It's quite thick, but I like that as it covers little blemishes and doesn't drip as easily. DH is taking photo's.

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Sorry about the bad day, Eve, but we all do it. Just pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Sounds like painting will take care of that.
Not going to ND after all. The load turned out to be bigger than they said and so it isn't cost effective to take it. Having truck problems to, long way to go when we aren't sure if the engine is going to blow up. I hardly ate yesterday I was so worried. Don't know what we will do, don't have 25,000 for a new engine.
Going to a salad dinner tonight with some friends. Most of us bring healthy things, but one lady always brings gooey desserts. We are all trying to loose weight, and she is the biggest of us. See how my mood is tonight if I eat any or not.
Rain is coming in, temps going to drop about 20 degrees for a few days. Really that will put us at normal, we have been so warm.
Guess I'll go get my salad stuff, have a great day
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Eve sorry you had a bad day but we all have them and we all eat the wrong things but get back on track today - have fun painting I have to help a friend next week do that they are going to sale their house so I am helping paint and clean it

Off to work so chat later
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4/4/12 11:00 A

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Upset with my DH yesterday, so I had mysef a little Pity Party! Ate ice cream (out of the carton), ate peaut squares -- and didn't do too much except take Amber for her walk. I paid for it this morning when the scale went up from 144.4 to 145.8 -- YIKES! So much for feeling sorry for myself.

Today I'm going to get the paint sample I need, then over to Home Depot to pick up the paint. Think I'll start off with 10 gallons and go from there. Not only does the house get painted, but the 6-foot high wall surrounding the entire back yard. BIG JOB! And I guess scaffolding will be required as the house is quite high in a few places. It's a 1-story, but you know how they do those high ceilings now.

Once I get started on the painting I should slim down -- I'll get so engrossed in the painting, I hardly stop to eat, and then when I do stop I find I'm so tired I just want to plop down on the bed until I feel human again. And I can start and stop whenever I want as DH and my dog are going to the summer home to do some work -- for maybe 2 or 3 days, depending on the weather. Supposed to get up to 90F here by the end of the week.

Diane -- have fun in North Dakota. I have another friend who just gt back from there. And it's where I lived when I first got married -- for about a year, then we moved to California. It's always fun to see friends and family.

Vicki -- you're doing great at staying below that 180 mark!

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4/4/12 8:05 A

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Diane that is funny they just left him in the truck guess good place for him - Hope you went to the ball game and had a good time and have fun on the mini trip don't stress out over it just have fun and make good food choices

Well they got my blood now have to see how the test come out hope my HDL and LDL is good this time time will tell now I need to get out the door for work chat later

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4/3/12 2:12 P

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Yes they did get the truck out of the ditch, Put it on a roll back wrecker and took it to the guys house with him still in it.
I am going to go to ND. I think the break will do me good. We always have fun, just the thought of packing and what to eat always stresses me. Not alot of control there.
I haven't done anything but shower so far today and you have been so busy Vicki. I really need to get busy, just found out my grandson has a baseball game tonight I should go to. Have to see where things are when it is time.
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4/3/12 1:39 P

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Diane - Did they get the truck out of the ditch?? and have fun going with your hubby if you go

Tricia - can't think of any thing to help you get your energy but maybe go for a walk and think good thought and smell the new fresh smell like fresh cut grass - lilacs - etc maybe that will make you feel better and so glad you didn't call your ex

Miriam ok you had your cheese cake so now get back on track you can do it

Well done with all my cleaning of clients and took Gerti for a walk and going to find my bike and maybe go for a ride nice day here everyone have a great day maybe late in chat room tomorrow going to the Health fair and give blood at 5:30am so will chat when I get home

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4/3/12 10:33 A

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I wish I had some ideas for getting energy. I have had the same problem for a while. I can still force myself to do some things, but it would be nice if I just felt like doing something.
My husband just called and wants me to go to North Dakota with him. I really should go, but I really don't want to. I probably will though.
At least your cheesecake wasn't compounded by hamburgers. 1 bad food is better than all bad food.
Didn't sleep at all last night. Gonna be a long day. Doesn't help the energy and desire to accomplish things if I am exhausted.
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4/2/12 4:15 P

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We went to our friends for dinner last night. He grilled salmon and asparagus for us. It was delicious and nutritious! He did a great job - that is until he brought out the dessert! He had a CostCo Strawberry Cheesecake which he cut into generous portions! Oh My! That totally blew any healthy points I had for the day! I'm trying to make up for it today by eating light.



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4/2/12 1:00 P

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My kids are 14 and 10 so I worry a lot about my 14 year old daughter when she isn't home but I'm sure it gets a lot worse as she gets older. My son is pretty much always with me, school or close friends so I don't have those worries for him yet but I'm sure they are coming quicker then I would like them to.
I didn't weigh all weekend and I was scared to do so this morning when I woke up because I didn't eat so well but was surprised that I was down 2 lbs. Saturday was a great day visiting all day with a very old and dear friend that I haven't been around in almost a year but Sunday came and I was sad and really missing my ex. But I stayed strong and didn't give in!
Does anyone have an suggestions for getting back energy? I have none these past few weeks and I'm not sure what to do.
Hope everyone has a great day and will chat at everyone latter.

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4/2/12 11:01 A

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I am glad mine are all grown and gone so I don't have to wait up for them. I still worry all the time, especially with my youngest, but nothing can be done lol.
Laid some carpet in one of our rooms yesterday. Just a piece we had around. We are going to redo the walls and ceiling in there one of these days so this is just something to have down till we get around to that. The piece that was in there was disgusting. Have one more piece that I am going to put in the guest room one of these days. It sure is alot of work and we didn't even do a great job lol. Nice to have it out of the shed though
Had everyone over for my grandsons birthday yesterday. Lots of kids running around and whining and fighting lol. The neighbor got drunk and drove his pickup into the ditch at the edge of our property. We were entertained watching them try and get him out without rolling his truck. He is a REALLY big man and they couldn't let him get out till they had the truck up on the road. He kept trying to open his door so the tied it shut. A couple of guys were sitting on the back corner of the truck bed to keep it from rolling.
Guess I should go clean something, just have to decide where to start. Have a great day
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Off to work will be late checking in tomorrow it is Hell day so chat later

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4/1/12 1:46 P

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April Fools' Day's Here
to the tune of "Jingle Bells"

April Fools', April Fools',
April Fools' Day's here!
You trick me and I trick you,
What a fun day of the year!
April Fool! April Fool!
There's no need to fear.
Only harmless pranks and jokes
Are played on friends so dear.


I remember those days going to bed but waiting till they would come to our room and say we are home still worry when they spend the nights here but now they are both in their 30 so don't worry as much - We took Leah to the Airport so sad now have about 4 months before she will be back but then Samuel leaves for Afg wish these wars were over - well back on track and hope I am at goal before she gets home in July so need a lot of butt kicking everyone

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Happy April. My son left for the Navy last October so there's no more waiting up late for him to come home at our house! I could never get to sleep when I knew he was out and about somewhere!

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Hard to believe it is April already. I am exhausted. Was up last night waiting on son to get home from track. Taking it easy today so i get back to exercise tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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emoticon Start chating here on Sunday - April 1 - NO FOOLING

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