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I think it's heroic to finish the run AND support your friend under those conditions, Gloria! Take care of those blisters!


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4/30/16 9:41 P

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There was a monsoon before the race with torrential downpours and high winds so the race was delayed by 45 minutes. Despite taking preventive measures my feet got wet and I got terrible blisters so I ran slower and didn't have good time. Finished in 2:38. Then went and supported my friend who was doing the full marathon. Met her at mile 18, 21 and the finish. According to my Fitbit I got 49,000 steps and 24 miles. I would try to get another 1,000 steps but not with these blisters.

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4/29/16 11:23 P

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Preparing for your race sounds exciting, Gloria. Best wishes to you.

It was a busy day, bouncing among several projects. It's hard to believe we're one third of the way through this year already. HR is bugging us to set our new goals and objectives for the year. It's hard to imagine adding more work....

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Worked half a day from home, went back to the race Expo to look around. Spent a lot of time getting ready for the race. I don't usually treat races too special, they are just another run to me, but this one is special. 35,000 people, many many friends, in my hometown, and it was the first 1/2 marathon that I ever did, one year ago. I want it to be a good race. I am having some tendon issues in my ankles and feet but I am hoping for the best. It is supposed to rain and possibly thunderstorm, so we just hope that doesn't happen - rain is okay, but if their is lightning, they will pull us off the course. I am well hydrated and I have eaten carefully today.

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4/29/16 7:47 A

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I have another day at the condo today, trying to figure out who said what to whom.

Gloria, You put me in mind of the saying that "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."

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Wow Tricia, I don't remember how long it's been since you started this spark team but it seems like a couple of years? And your little boy is five now. I guess I am always startled or surprised when I hear these kind of things because it just seems like they grow so fast!

Your weather sounds awesome Aurlie!

I didn't go lunch today, just too much work. I left late and I was hoping to take tomorrow off. If I'm lucky maybe I can take half a day instead. Things just didn't go at all the way I had hoped or expected. That is life and I try to be flexible but sometimes it really gets to me.

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4/28/16 7:30 P

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My noon meeting was postponed to another day, so I got out to walk during lunch today. They had predicted rain, but it was sunny and around 70. Now they're saying thunderstorms this weekend, we'll see.

I need to pay more attention to my strength training. Right now I feel I'm going through the motions. I'm always so worried about hurting my back that I don't challenge myself.

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4/27/16 10:36 P

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I think that for digestive purposes, jello with nothing added is a clear liquid, but I think I've seen a test question where it is not considered a liquid for intake/output (i.e. urinary) purposes. Or I may just be mixed up. That's interesting about the vodka, Aurlie, I'm pretty sure you can't get it from a hospital kitchen anyway ;)
Oddly, all this came up yesterday when my son had dental work under anesthesia. He was so grumpy in the afternoon, poor kid. He's 5 now. It was hard getting my strength training it, but I did.

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4/27/16 6:18 P

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Aurlie, were you able to walk today? I went to continuing education with my great grand boss and it was at lunch time so no walk for me. Also skipped strength training so I could sleep in. But I'm meeting friends in a while to run four miles, hoping it doesn't start to storm.

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4/27/16 12:02 P

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I can feel how worried you are about Kitty, Gloria. Still, as difficult as it is for you to not know what's going on, it's probably better for her than undergoing invasive tests. I know you're making sure she's as comfortable as you can.

I'm making a real effort to increase my walking. My running is still at the jog-the-dog stage, but I'm working on getting fitter.

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I am so tired today, not sure why! I got more sleep than usual last night. It is really hot here and we haven't had time to get used to that but really, this work is just draining. The vet thought Kitty had a kidney tumor but I guess that is not the case. They said that there is a bit of kidney dysfunction but they said that a while back and said for Kitty's age it is nothing to worry about. We will try some special food but we already tried that. My husband apparently has forgotten that. I really feel like something isn't right with her but I am not the vet and I am also not willing to put her through too much at 19 years old. She is still eating fairly well and drinking and walking around and stuff, so I am just going to keep watching her. I don't want her to suffer though and cats are good at hiding it when they don't feel well.

I went for a walk today, it was so very slow. I just felt like I was dragging. I am supposed to go running with my friend tonight but I have already told her I am really too tired so I won't be pushing.

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4/25/16 9:43 P

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I hope you're having another serene day, Nell.

I'm sorry to hear your work is still so overwhelming, Gloria. Enjoy the Spring weather while you can. It's nice you were able to spend time with your Dad yesterday.

Tricia, you brought back a "funny" memory for me. There was a time in my life when I thought that vodka was an acceptable clear liquid to consume prior to a medical test.

I bought extra veggies at the farmer's market so I could get better balance in my evening meals during the week. Mike thinks I don't get enough protein and keeps serving me more meat. I hate to waste food so I'm saving most of tonight's salmon to eat on my salad for this week's lunches. The chicken he expects me to eat for lunch will end up in the freezer.

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4/25/16 7:30 P

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Tricia, love the insight regarding the positives and the negatives! And about Daniel and his integrity! Thanks for sharing that.

So is Jello a clear fluid? I know when I had the Nissan fundoplication done that was one of the things I could eat for a while, that and broths and clear liquids. After a while I could have other liquids that didn't have to be clear so then I could have protein drinks.

My day started with the strength training class. Work is just as frantic as usual. I continue to fall further and further behind. I did go for a short lunchtime walk. It was a beautiful day but very warm. In fact, I'm sitting out on the patio right now but I need to go in and do a few chores that I couldn't do over the weekend. Eating today was better, I was more mindful and careful, though not perfect.

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Nell, I'm glad the list was able to bring you some peace of mind. I am dusting my planner off, since I was just going from fire to fire during finals.
Aurlie and Gloria, our version of the couples diet war is my husband is too strict until nighttime when he'll make himself something out of peanut butter and chocolate chips. We just have different hunger cycles. I get crazy in the afternoon, but can easily handle hunger between 6 pm and 6 am. Some people are the opposite. I'm getting ready for lunch now and my husband just finished his breakfast, because he thinks he has to work out on an empty stomach. But I guess he's trying?

Last night I had pasta sauce over vegetables and felt that was a good compromise of sticking to my plan while eating with the family.

I passed my simulation, though the feedback on my clinical skill (wound dressing change) was a little concerning. I will spend a little time on skills each day during the break. That was one we had done in the prior class, and I hadn't reviewed it recently. I did well on catching that orange juice is not a clear fluid. I tend to overthink what is and isn't a fluid (jello? packed red blood cells?) which nurses need to know both for dietary purposes and for knowing if people are retaining fluid.

Yesterday I realized that accentuating the positive doesn't entail ignoring the negative, it just means giving the positive more attention. This was a really big breakthrough for me. If we only pat ourselves on the backs all the time, we can't fix what's wrong. But if we only dwell on our failures, we have no hope. We were having a lesson in church about Daniel, and how he had integrity despite the environment he was living in.

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4/24/16 9:25 P

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Aurlie, hope you got some great stuff at the Farmer's market. Nell, lists are a winderful tool, I think I should utilize them more!

Beautiful weather here and a great day. Started with a quick run with friends and then a quick coffee. Then took my dad out for breakfast and dropped some flowers off at the cemetery for my husband's sister's grave. Hard to believe she passed away almost exactly 7 years ago. Went on a ride with my dad down part of the Natchez Trace and then back home. He and my husband replaced the ceiling fans on our patio. I didn't have time for groceries or laundry, but did run in the store for a couple of basics to keep us going for a couple of days.

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4/24/16 4:24 P

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What a lovely, slow day. I woke up at 4:30 wide awake, go up and started writing lists of things I have to get done at the condo this week. Having it all floating around in my head feels overwhelming. Seeing it all on paper makes it seem doable. Same as food plans and grocery lists.

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I'm jumping into a busy day. I've got quite a list of things to do, but Mike hasn't been very forthcoming about what he has in mind. It's a challenge to compromise on days like this. I do know we'll be going to the Farmer's Market this morning. I'm going to get more fresh veggies and see what fruit is available this week.

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How did the simulation exam go Tricia? Aurlie, you know food here is a constant battle. I just try to eat as healthy as I can for most meals and then when I eat with Jamie I don't stress over it too much. And that had been my problem lately. I'm not making good choices all the other times, I'm eating the wrong amount (can't figure out if it is too much or too little), making unhealthy choices, not tracking well, exercising excessively (training for races) and I've upped the strength training a lot. I feel like Homer Simpson constantly shoveling food in my mouth and even when I'm not hungry. Can't seem to control myself. I need to step back and think about my choices and eat with thoughtfulness and care.

Today did the last group training run for the half marathon that is next week. Just a short run today and then I hurried home because my Dad is here visiting for a couple of days. He is getting around pretty well but there are some other major health concerns. He had a disease that is very much like ALS but very slow progressing and only in one side. He has had it for years but it is getting worse and it worries me terribly. We mostly spent the day outside visiting because we are having lovely weather.

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Best wishes on your exam, Tricia! I'm glad you got to get that first IV experience with a real person out of the way.

It was a very active day for me, so I didn't get much done around the house. Tomorrow will be filled with chores. This was actually supposed to be a chilly, rainy weekend. I think the predictions are always overblown now because our Winter rain predictions fell so short of the mark.

My weight is stuck at the top of my range. Keeping the peace with Mike is turning out to be difficult in terms of food choices lately. I end up with unsatisfying portions of food that doesn't sit well with me. I've got to get more aggressive with the foods that are within my control.

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Gloria, so sorry to hear about your kitty.
Nell, hope they can find someone soon!
Aurlie, I got a email kind of like that, though it arrived too late for me to do what was needed. And then there was awkwardness, I still need to iron out.

I have the simulation exam today. Last night I got together with some classmates and got to do an IV on an actual person. That way, I never have to tell a patient that they are my first try. :) But I think the simulation will be more about disposition than skills. I guess if I didn't think that, I would be studying more right now.

Oh, Gloria, I meant to ask whether you're seeing gain on top of gain, or if things are bouncing back since it could be electrolytes. It could be glycogen too, just thinking out loud about it. I had restaurant food twice yesterday and probably PMS and the scale is very reflective of that.

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Best wishes on finding a good secretary quickly, Nell.

I hope your DH enjoys his new car, Gloria.

I had a nice day off. We had a long walk at the zoo and had a vegetarian lunch at a new little restaurant. I checked my email just before 4pm and ended up spending a couple of hours doing an urgent job. I'm looking forward to the rest of my weekend.




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Another volunteer day at the condo. That's 5 days a week for the last 3 weeks. The board is willing to pay a fee to find someone, I am esctatic! If I'm going to work that hard, I'd rather be training a new person.

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Not a lot going on here today. I worked through lunch. Weight jumped way up again overnight. Strength training this morning.

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Aurlie, I am excited to hear if you decide to do the half marathon! Let me know if you decide to do it. I think it was hard for me to do the first one but as time has gone on and I have done more of them, it has become easier. Good well organized ones are a lot of fun. We did one last year that was not very good but we have done some that have been just awesome. Now I always try to find out ahead how well organized it is and how much course support there is (water or Gatorade on the course).

Interestingly Kitty looks better than she has in a long time. She stopped grooming herself a couple of years ago and this cat hates to be brushed. She will bite if bothered, always has. I am thinking kidney issues, so common in old cats and she wants to drink from the bathroom sink a lot. So while she is drinking, I am brushing her, and with no complaints from her. She has eaten a little today but up until the last few days she has always had a voracious appetite (but is still tiny) and now she is not eating at all or eating very little. I wondered at first if her teeth were bothering her but she is acting too thirsty. I suppose it could be diabetes but for a cat like her, that would surprise me. They checked her kidneys just recently and said for her age her kidney function was pretty good, not the best but not awful either, but from my understanding, kidney trouble can suddenly come up and things go downhill rather quickly.

Today we went and got my husband's new car. He seems pretty happy with it. I got up met some friends at 5:00 a.m. for a four mile run. It was so very humid but we did okay. I worked from home. I've got Ragnar coming up in about three weeks so I needed a double run today and was going to do another one in the evening but it was storming so we didn't do that.

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Gloria, I am so sorry about your kitty. I've been there. When they've been around and healthy for a long time, it seems like it will go on unchanged, but the years do tell. I lost my Isabelle last October, she was only 11 but stopped eating. I think that is how creatures have anticipated the end since the beginning of time. Isabelle (and Praline and Matilda and Josie and Astrix and Eleanor before her) all accepted it better than I did. 19 years is a blessedly long time. It's still hard.

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Sorry to hear about your kitty, Gloria. You've shared a lot of time with her.

I hope your DH enjoys his new car, it sounds like he'll be spending a lot of time in it.

A coworker has invited me to join her team for an upcoming half marathon. She makes it sound like such fun. I'm seriously considering it....

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Nell, sorry about the difficulties with the secretary. I hope you are able to quickly find a satisfactory replacement.

Tricia! Great job on the final and congratulations!

Aurlie, hoping that your day off works out and that you don't end up working.

A couple of months ago my husband was told his car needed several very expensive repairs that would cost more than the value of the car. He is very hard on cars in the way that he drives and he also has an extremely long commute and usually goes during the worst of traffic. We really wanted a crossover type vehicle for storage (we currently both have sedans). He dallied a lot and didn't act too interested and didn't research cars and suddenly his car is overheating. So now we must hurry and get something. We went out looking last night which caused us to get home late so I didn't do my strength training this morning because I had to get some sleep. And I skipped my evening run because we had to ride to work together and so I didn't have a car to stay and do that. The good news is that he and I did go for a short walk when we got home. I think he is going to settle in an inexpensive sedan with good gas mileage. He's so hard on cars so there is no point in spending a lot of money and excellent gas mileage is a necessity...and most crossovers don't really get the best gas mileage. We will both work from home tomorrow so we can go get the one that he has chosen. He is kind of excited but kind of not - excited about the new vehicle and the new tech gadgets it has but kind of still wishing for the crossover.

Also, Kitty, our 19 year old cat does not seem to be well. I think she will go to vet on Friday. I really think she will not be with us much longer. I feel broken-hearted but at the same time, she has had an exceptionally long life, and a very good one at that. I've been worried about her for quite some time but the vet always gives her a clean bill of health. Now though she is really not eating very much.

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Congratulations on passing your final, Tricia! Do you have the sense that the simulation assessment predicts how well you will handle a live patient? I was recently the first live patient for a phlebotomist-in-training and found she wasn't fully prepared to deal with a human being.

Gloria, it's impressive that you manage to fit running into your busy work schedule. I hope you can manage to take a day off next week.

My schedule work schedule is always unpredictable. Yesterday the main job I was working on suddenly tripled in size and complexity due to the client's requests -- however the deadlines remain the same. I was working on that until almost 9pm. I also found myself invovled in a job that wasn't even on my calendar. The project staff that worked on the account in the past has completely turned over and the new team was lost. I hope we can wrap everything up by tomorrow so I won't be called to work on my vacation day.

Nell, it's a shame about your secretary. I hope you can find some way to change your hiring process so you don't have to go through such a bad experience again.

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Just checking in from my phone. I passed my big final today so that's a relief. I have a simulation assessment this Saturday and then I have a small respite until clinical work (five 12 hour graveyard shifts) in May. The simulator is a mannequin with a pulse and blinking eyes.

I'm doing well with my nutrition goals and staying consistent on fitness.

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We canned the secretary at the condo this morning. All she said was "Ok, bye". When we asked her for our cell phone, she said she had it at home and had to go get it. It's a brand new phone we provide so she can be in touch with people on a property that is spread out, and she didn't even have it on her. She lives 10 minutes away, and it took her an hour and a half. She came back with a friend and handed it to our manager through her car window. She obviously doesn't want to work. The next time I hear a politician talk about unmarried mothers desperately needing jobs to support their children, I think I'll scream. And she's not the first employee we have had that we've had to fire for refusing to actually work. I've done more work over there in the last week than she did in the last 5 months, and I am a volunteer.

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I'm at work a little late but that is because I got here a little late, went and did my run this morning instead of this evening. That way I can get home earlier than I would if I had done the run tonight. I'm not feeling that I am being as productive as I need to be at work, I really need to get focused tomorrow. I have a ton of stuff to do and not too much time. I wouldn't mind taking a day off next week and if I am going to do that, I really need to step it up.

Decided on really short walk at lunch time instead of a longer one. I needed to go get some vitamins so I did that. I hope I can get to bed earlier tonight.

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Hope you had a great day Aurlie!!! I hope you get your day off. Work was a little stressful today, lots of meetings and I am behind on some of my work. I have my stamping group tonight. I am in waiting mode right now. I have to get up so early and I like to get my stuff done and get home but not everyone is in a hurry, unfortunately. I went to the strength training class this morning and for a walk at lunch time. It's gotten quite warm out here, but nothing like LA!

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Wishing you a great Monday, Gloria!

At the moment, it seems like it will work well for me to take Friday off. I put in the official request already. I wish I could somehow make the day special, but at least I appreciate that it will be a day out of the office.

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Aurlie, I never got into the day spa stuff myself, just not my thing. Nice vacation days for me now are maybe sleeping in a bit, gong for a run or a fitness class, or for a nice long walk (couple of hours). Sometimes it is just sitting quietly and reading or catching up on projects at home, working on crafts or organizing things. Time off in the summer could include pool time.

Today was a run with friends early in the morning. My speedy friend is really pushing me and I hope the results are that my pace will increase. There is also some serious talk about doing a full marathon. I'm skeptical about that because my work schedule is so difficult that I don't see how I would have time to train. After the run a few of us had coffee and since then it has just been things around the house - food prep, laundry, etc. I did sit out by the pool for about 30 minutes to read. It's been a nice day.

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It was a busy week and I've fallen behind in several areas. I ran some errands today and finally managed to get to the post office. Tomorrow will be farmer's market, getting food ready for the week, and dealing with some neglected housework. I'll get in some fitness early in the day as well.

My vacation balance is getting too high again so I need to take some time off. I'm reluctant to just waste the time, though. I feel I need to do something different and treat myself to a nice day, but I just don't know how to manage it. Mike doesn't want to join me in anything. I'm not one for girl stuff like a spa day -- that sort of thing seems so empty to do alone. In the years since Mike's accident, I've really lost touch with my friends. I don't really know where to begin.

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Had a decent day, very warm weather. A 13 mile run first then brunch with my friend. To the swimming pool store and to the fabric store, Target and grocery store. Feel like I didn't get as much done as I should have bit now that I think about it, I was really busy! I'm tired!

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I love hearing that you run Lola Aurlie! Wish I had a dog to run - our neighbors don't even have one I could borrow.

My BP is just low Aurlie and always has been. I'm sure it is hereditary because my dad's is extremely low too and he has had some passing out issues. So as per my doctor I'm not supposed to go for runs or walks by myself but I often walk alone - I just try to stay in busy places so someone can help me if necessary and I have only run alone once since they told me not to, also in a busy place. I didn't feel that the meds they prescribed worked and have not continued taking them.

Today was okay at work. Went to lunch with friends to a very healthy place and left this afternoon 30 minutes early. No exercise but that was by design....I needed a rest day - I'll probably only have 6,000 steps by the end of the day.

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take care of your health, Gloria! Is there still an issue with your blood pressure?

My nutrition is on track during the week, but weekends are always a compromise. I'd rather keep the peace with Mike than make it an issue. I'm still maintaining my weight at the high end of my range and I don't want to go any higher. I ran Lola as far as she would run this morning. That's something I need to do more often.



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It is just ludicrous that the IRS or Department of Treasury or whoever can't get this figured out Aurlie. I just hate that you are having to deal with this. It wouldn't surprise me if the employees file a class action lawsuit against your company because this is so huge.

I'm tired today; I had two lightheaded spells, first time in weeks and after a huge blood pressure drop like that I tend to feel utterly exhausted and just want to sleep. But I did manage a lunchtime walk and a short but fast run in the evening. Seems like for three days my eating hasn't been too wonderful bit today I felt like it was more on track - but calories were low and I'm trying not to let that happen.

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The case with my Federal Tax return baffles me. I've done my taxes the same way, by hand, with the same status/address/deductions/dependents/signa
ture and gotten a similar refund for almost a decade. The fradulent return was filed online with more dependents/deductions, a different address and an huge refund going to someone else's bank account. I'm not sure why it takes at least 4 months to verify which one is valid.

Best wishes on preparing for Ragnar, Gloria. I still haven't done anything to get ready to resume running. My schedule feels so tight already, I haven't figured out where to change things up without causing too much stress at home or with my job. I need to step back and take a hard look at my priorities.

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It is just beyond me why the victim has the burden of proof in the stolen identity cases. That is just wrong on all levels. So sorry you are going through this Aurlie.

It suddenly occurred to me that Ragnar (relay) is only a month away - actually May 13th and 14th and I am training for a 1/2 marathon but haven't really been training for that. My team is a bunch of super serious practically elite runners and I am probably the slow one on the team, not that I am not serious, I totally am, but they train for full marathons pretty much non-stop and are super fast. They know how I run but I realized that at some level I need to be doing some training specific to this race. When I did it in the fall I just did some back to back runs - one night, next morning, and then that afternoon - or something similar. So I need to incorporate that in at a time when I really don't want to amp up my running frequency. But, because of this I skipped my strength training this morning and went for a short run. I will run this evening and then I will run tomorrow night. I really need a rest day so now I don't know if I can fit strength training in this week so I might try to do yoga instead - that is a reasonable and suitable substitute and I can do that on a rest day. My calories have been way up as of late and I am really just experimenting to see how things go because of the weight gain - and so far I am kind of maintaining but I need to give it another week to see if I maintain or gain. It occurred to me that my calories were too low for my activity level and then I was binging on very high calorie food items so I am hoping that as I eat more, I will not be hungry and I won't end up binging and really overdoing it. Not sure how it is going to turn out, could end up as an epic fail where I end up gaining even more.

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Stressful day at work. A co-worker learned that her stolen Social Security number was used by someone to get Federal Student Aid. Now she has to prove her identity to the FSA people, and get the Student loan cancelled and removed from her credit. It's worrisome that even with her credit currently frozen, the loan that was already in progress when we learned about the data breach was able to be processed. It seems we each must get an FSA ID and monitor our accounts ourselves. It's a time-consuming process.



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Sorry you are having the issues with the secretary Nell, I know you worked hard to get that person, it must be discouraging get it might not work out.

Tricia, how are your classes going?

I had my running class this morning. It went okay. Only two weeks left for that. Work was slightly stressful but I did go to lunch with a friend and that was really nice.

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Nell, how stressful! The illness, as it were, must have gotten worse than the cure.

I got talked out of goulash, so I guess I can still look forward to that. :) I guess we can put noodles on the side for the kid who objects.

I got a new purse a couple months ago from Target. I wanted one big enough to put a journal in, and I really like it. I hadn't had a new one in probably 7 years, unless you count baby bags.

I've gotten in a bad habit of wearing stretchy pants again. I want to be able to be comfortable in jeans (without having to buy the next size up) so I'm embarking on a new campaign. It's also my birthday again in 2 months.

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I had a miserable day. It looks like we'll have to fire the condo secretary we just hired in December.

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Hope everyone had a great Monday! My day was pretty good. Strength training in the morning and then just a short walk at lunch time. Calories are up today but I feel good about my choices. I'm trying to watch not just quantity but quality. So it wasn't perfect, but it was better than it has been and my macro nutrient ratio was spot on where I want it.

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That's so frustrating about your bag, Gloria. You may want to take it to a shoe-repair shop. They often have the equipment and know-how to make lasting repairs to bags as well as shoes. My boss had her laptop bag repaired and it's better than new now.

The talk about goulash brough back memories for me. I had it often when I was living with my grandparents. My great-grandmother had a knack for making spatzel and I loved to watch her.

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Nell, I successfully did Weight Watchers several years ago. I ended up gaining it back eventually (which negated the success I had) and then they changed the program over and over and it didn't work for me anymore. But I definitely remember the free veggies. Veggies are so healthy and most are so low in calories that it makes sense for them to be free. My husband won't eat them so I try to eat a lot of salads for my other meals since we don't often have them when we eat together. I am pretty picky about my salads and my toppings - and very picky about dressing - I always opt for oil and vinegar or take my own dressing.

Tricia, I love goulash. If I can find some good gluten free noodles I might try to make that. I've experimented with gluten free spaghetti and found some that we both like but it is really high in carbs so I won't make it often since my husband doesn't need that. He LOVES spaghetti. I sometimes make it with spaghetti squash for myself but he doesn't like that. I have got him eating ground turkey breast in his sauce rather than ground beef so that is at least a success.

So I bought this new purse two or three weeks ago because my purses keep breaking and I absolutely love this one, but over the past few days the handles keep coming off. Argh! This is so frustrating. It wasn't a cheap bag nor was it the most expensive one that I have bought but I expect it to hold together for more than a couple of weeks. I can take it back but I like it so much so I got my husband to look at it and I think he has fixed it. I hope so.

It's been a nice day, fairly relaxing, started with a run/walk with friends and then coffee afterwards. Breakfast with my husband and then working around the house. I've gotten laundry done and just kind of relaxed a little. I suppose I am ready for the workweek.

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We got a different washer a few weeks ago and it's weird how the way we do laundry has changed. It takes bigger loads but is more sensitive to going off balance. I guess the preschoolers outfits are still what determines it most the time.

Aurlie, hang in there with work. I'm glad to hear the rain isn't slowing you down.

Nell, I'm working on my veggies. My husband always appreciates them.

I might make goulash tonight. It's something I loved growing up.

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Congratulations on doing 10 miles in cold and windy weather, Gloria. You are amazing.

Overall last week was lower on exercise and higher on calories than usual. Work stress has been rough with several high profile jobs all hitting at once. My boss has taken some time off for family reasons. Everyone in the office is still struggling with our identity theft issues. All in all, the tension is taking a toll. No choice but to refocus and get back on track this week.

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Wow Aurlie, sorry hear about your work day. It is true that my work is predictable. I am sure I would have a nervous breakdown if I had to deal with what you deal with.

10 mile run this morning. It was so terribly cold and windy. I thought I had dressed warmly and maybe even overdressed but I didn't warm up and didn't have a good run. Had brunch with a friend after that, and then to Whole Foods for a few things. Fleet Feet after that and then a late lunch with a different friend. Did get some laundry done (but not all) and ran an errand so not as productive as I hoped but not a complete bust either. Calories are very high today. Exercise was low this week and calories were high so I will be interested to see how that turns out kn a few days time - my weight is up and I don't want it to go up more.

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Work was chaotic yesterday. Three critical jobs had been delayed and the project teams expected me to be able to make up the lost time. My boss was out so I was flying solo. I took a break at 4:30 and came home. I worked until about 9 p.m.

We're getting more rain today. I don't mind getting out and walking in it. I'm just reluctant to join in the traffic issues. I'm just trying to be flexible to keep the peace with Mike. Maybe I can make this a productive weekend.

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Gloria, on the old WW exchange plan I still follow, there is a long list of free veggies. As long as I have at least 3 a day (along with my 2 fruits), I'm good. It's so easy to calculate a recipe that way.

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Rushing by in a hurry! It's late. I was at work more than two hours late. I thought the commute home was going to be awful by it was only an hour. I feel like I've eaten way too much today but inside at a lot of salad. I really don't even track lettuce and other veggies like peppers and cucumbers.

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We are having a spring polar vortex, high 40 today, snow tomorrow. It won't stick, just be really depressing.

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90S already! But hopefully it's high pressure ahead of rain.
We're just starting to have windows open. My husband wants to start up the roof blower. I need to bake less, I think.

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Thank you for your support Aurlie! You are one who I look to for inspiration when it comes to the job - your perseverance and patience are amazing!

I'm just doing a quick check in as I need to get to sleep. I was able to get out for a short walk at lunch time. I really wanted to get a run in this evening. I ended up staying at work just a little late and got three miles in before dinner. I haven't been getting enough sleep lately, I really need to get back to work on that.



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Sending you support, Gloria! I don't know how you do it

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Another very long day at the office. I'm still here and feeling very discouraged.

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On the bright side, we're halfway through the week. I'm looking ahead to another very busy day. I'm staying on track with my nutrition, in spite of all the free food available in the office. I'm scheduled for a meeting through my lunch break today. I'm trying to get up a walk a bit while I can.

Our temps will be near 90 today with a high in the 60s tomorrow. They're even predicting rain!

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Gloria, there's a Lynchburg in Virginia too. I guess sometimes it's just the founder's name?

My sister came last weekend and I was pretty busy getting ready for her. But I guess all that cleaning makes for functional fitness. We ate a lot of treats (which I tracked), but at least we didn't eat out much. She's recently single and came to meet some people that she'd connected with online. I find that all rather strange, but I guess I'm pretty wrapped up in raising kids still. She just has one daughter who is neither little nor a teen.

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Checking in quickly, it is 10:30 p.m. and I have been at work for over 15 hours now with no lunch or dinner break (I've eaten of course, just have been sitting here all this time). I'm tired and hope to leave soon.

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We've got another manditory Data Safety Meeting today. I'm hoping this one will present some relevant and helpful information. I'm also hoping this one won't run through my entire lunch break.

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I think the farmer's market in Nashville is awesome but I never get there. The one here won't start until later in spring and it is tiny. Fresh local foods won't be abundant here for a while, other than cold weather produce such as lettuce and other greens.

I got up early up strength training and had to work late. Not a great day at the office.

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The Farmer's Market was great! We're blessed to have several in the area every week -- the Sunday morning one is our favorite. Strawberries are available, but not plentiful yet, so the prices are too high for me this week. The citrus is still wonderful and I got some nice vegetables.

The internet site I use for my weekly reports was unexpectedly down last night. I'm already playing catch up in the office. I'm afraid I'll be running behind for the next couple of days as everything has to shift.

Our weather is beautiful at the moment. We'll be near 90 for the next few days and then plummet to the 60's through the weekend with a chance of rain. Maybe our Winter isn't over yet!

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Hi Nell, I am a general ledger accountant so my work load is the same most of the year. In my previous position I did some regulatory stuff for one of our foreign branches and that did take up the first four months of the year, but now it is just reporting and financial statements.

Aurlie, how was the farmer's market? I really need to get to the one in Nashville sometime soon. Spring greens and stuff are available now, just a few short weeks and we should have strawberries and some earlier crops. I am so excited for fresh local produce! I've been eating a lot of California oranges lately.

Had a trail run this morning - ran the first mile, walked most of the other five miles. I would have run/walked more but my friend thinks she has food poisoning and she wasn't up for it. I am feeling so grateful that I was very organized because I could not have gotten everything done otherwise. As it is, I am going to be much too late tonight because I am still trying to finish a couple more things. But I had an enjoyable day and I did sit outside and read for about 30 minutes with a latte and a book - so I could enjoy our blooming wisteria.

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Gloria, will your work load lighten up after April 15th?

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You're an amazing runner, Gloria! I love hearing of the closeness of your running community.

I can't imagine your work situation, Gloria. Even though it's fairly predictable, it sounds impossible. I had considered taking a day off during the upcoming week, but some manditory meetings may make that impossible.

Today will be a busy day of chores and errands, but I will get my walk in. We'll be heading out to the Farmer's Market in just a few minutes so I've got to take inventory of the fruit in my kitchen. We're still in the middle of citrus season.

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I've got about four more days of crazy at work and then it will calm down some but quarterly reporting is also due so it won't be totally normal for April.

Got up at 3:00 a.m. for the race which is located in Lynchburg, Tennessee (what a name), the home of Jack Daniels Whiskey. The race is called the Oak Barrel Half Marathon. Wonderful race! Tons of friends were there. This is a small race that sells out within minutes so I felt so lucky to do it. It's a hilly course with one very big hill and gorgeous scenery. The food after was amazing - not everything that I could or would eat but for a race, much better than the usual bagels or granola bars. There was HOT food. Swag was good too, a really cool long sleeved running shirt, a hat and socks. Afterwards a meal with a large group of friends. Later dinner with husband at the Persian place. Spent time talking to my manager too about the reporting for the month - I needed to work today but by the time I ended up finally getting home - no time. Six mile trail race tomorrow, but it will mostly be walked.

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I hope your work gets better now that the new month is underway. My day was completely manageable, with enough interesting work to make the day fun.

I'm getting more focused on strength training this month. I can't afford an injury so I'm taking it easy, but not giving up.

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Hope your work load wasn't too bad Aurlie. I didn't get home until almost 8:00 pm and I have to get up at 3:00 am. Work was a nightmare.

Gloria

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I'm glad I posted that yesterday. This morning the office is awash in free food. I needed a reminder that it's important to stay on track. There's nothing really wrong with maintaining my weight where it is right now, I'm in a good range. I'd just like to be a bit fitter to give myself more leeway.

It's a beautiful day. The workload threatens to be large since my boss is out. I'm up for the challenge, though.

Have a great day - no foolin'

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I'm looking at my issues as well. I had gained a few pounds recently and I buckled down and rid myself of them. Then a couple of weeks ago I found myself almost four pounds heavier practically overnight. I tend to be a bit over analytical (I am a CPA after all) so I have any number of theories why, but one thing I know for sure, my food quality has deteriorated and I am binging on stuff frequently. No reason for it either. I got through so much stress and angst at work for almost a year and maintained but now I'm not doing so well. I look very puffy in my face and have weird fat rolls in places - and it's only four puonds! So today I've done well and I need to make tomorrow another good day. I got out for a short walk in the morning and was lucky the weather held off so I was also able too walk at lunchtime. I am exhausted and would like to go to bed early but my husband was at work late and is now stuck awful traffic - rush hour and storming. I'm waiting on him so we can eat together.

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I'm taking a harder look at my habits. I maintained my weight throughout March. Now I need to get focused on losing a few pounds. I just read a blog from a woman who has regained half of her 80-pound weight loss. She admitted that it came back around 5 pounds a month. I just took another look at my numbers and I see I've gained 5 pounds over the past 2 years. That's not a trend I want to continue.

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Didn't eat so well today. I really need to address this issue as it is occurring with on a regular basis now. I did strength train and I ran three miles. So glad you are having decent weather Aurlie. It makes life so much better!

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I'm glad you had a nice birthday, Gloria! It sounds like a very full day.

We've actually had some Spring weather with a little rainshower yesterday and more expected today. It's not measurable precipitation, but it keeps the temperature very pleasant.

I hope your quarter-end isn't too hectic. My boss is out Friday and maybe tomorrow as well, so I'm keeping very busy.

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Thanks for the birthday wishes Aurlie! It was a nice day. I got up super early and went to the morning session of speedwork, which meant getting up at 3:30 a.m....and when I left the house the alignment of the moon and the stars around was just entrancing. Beautiful. Later in the day as I was out and about I noticed that the cherry trees on the main street of our town are just gorgeous with their blossoms. It was sunny and pleasant. I had breakfast out, and sat out by the pool (which is still covered) for a while and read my Kindle. My husband took me to dinner this evening. I spent a good part of my time at the store getting fruit and veggies for the next many days because I won't have time to go to the store this weekend. I also did a lot of pre-preparation for meals for the next several days, and clothing (including workout gear) is ready for this week and next. It's quarter end and I have two races this weekend. It is going to be crazy.

Aurlie, I have friends who have purses for each outfit. One close friend has a coat for each outfit. Not only can I not afford all of those clothes and accessories, but I don't have the time or inclination to deal with it. I carry my laptop back and forth to work but we aren't paperless so my computer bag is full of papers too - no room for purse stuff. And I have to carry some running gear with me in my purse so I don't carry my laptop in their. I am really enjoying the new handbag so far - it is more like a tote but very organized and I can fit a bottle of water in there (I carry a 32 oz bottle of water with me everywhere) and my Kindle or iPad go in there easily.

I'm running late this evening, should be in bed but I have one more task to do.

Gloria

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Happy Birthday to you, Gloria! My boss and I each take off on our birthday -- it's become a tradition for us.

I agree, the effort of switching purses is a nuisance. Some of my co-workers seem to do it daily. Since I've got to tote my laptop to and from work, I just have a slim black fabric bag with my personal stuff that I keep in my laptop bag.

My sleep was improved immediately after the switch to Daylight Savings Time. Now I've reverted back to awakening far too early. I've just got too much on my mind.

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Day off for me. Tomorrow is my birthday so I am being a bit indulgent and I will be off tomorrow too. Treated myself to my "free" beverage at Starbucks and had a chai latte this morning. Also went to do my strength training class this morning and afterwards two of my friends and I went to breakfast. I was pleased with my food choices there. Bought myself a new handbag - I've been having issues with those. I carry the same one year round - no time for the hassle of changing them out so I buy black and use that one for a very long time - therefore I tend to buy one that is not cheap. However, the expensive ones were breaking and so I bought a cheap one - which broke. Brought another cheap one, and it broke too. Bought a new one today - not cheap, not expensive. It was on sale and I had a coupon so that was good. I hope it lasts a while. Got a dress too. I rarely wear dresses but have been doing so more lately and I only have a couple. I didn't try this one on, was relieved to get home and find that XS still fits. I've put on some pounds. Since my husband had company last night I didn't get to bed as early as I should have and I didn't get enough sleep. I was grateful to be able to take a short nap today.

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We're having our gray weather today, but the weekend was beautiful!

Apparently it's very lucrative to file fraudulent tax returns. A couple of my co-workers were able to get details and each found the IRS sent $4,000+ refunds to the scammers. Their legitimate refunds would have only been around $200. The IRS didn't question the sudden appearance of several new dependents, other large deductions, and new accounts for direct deposit of the refund. Over 3,000 employees (plus spouses) are affected and our company didn't notify us until weeks after the breach. It's very discouraging.

I'm working to increase my strength training now. I just need to build gradually to avoid back pain. It's hard to believe the first quarter of the year is almost done!



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Happy Easter Everyone! Nell, we must have similar weather - it was fairly warm but gloomy with some rain. But for early church services it was decent. Tricia, I moved to Tennessee from Michigan in 1987. Then in 1992 I moved to Kentucky and I lived there until 1995 when we moved back to Nashville. Right now we live in a suburb of Nashville. My husband's parents and my stepson are in Kentucky, the rest of his family (what's left of it) is in Indiana. Most of my family is in Michigan.

We had a nice day, Easter tends to be relaxing and peaceful. I roasted a turkey breast for our meal.

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Aurlie, I can't believe someone filed a tax return with your info! I guess it makes a kind of dastardly sense though.

Gloria, did you used to live in Kentucky? Glad you saw folks, though it was a sad occasion.

Nell, it's good church was well attended. We had fewer people than usual with people going away for spring break. We thought about it but decided three nights of hotel would be too much while two nights wouldn't be worth a drive to the ocean.

Also, I've had a cold. It went through all five of us and I ot it last, anyway. We also had two birthdays in the family this week! Just keeping tracking and doing something active everyday.

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It's a gray, dreary Easter, but the church service was beautiful. And packed. If that many people came every Sunday we'd have to build a bigger church.

We went to the Easter buffet at Mom's retirement community, and for the first time it was awful. I tasted a bunch of dishes, they were terrible so ended up eating little, but I'm still full.

I'm looking forward to life getting back to normal this week.

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Happy Easter. It's a beautiful day here. Wishing you all the best

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It was a nice day, beautiful weather. Had breakfast with my friends after our run. Went to the store for some food for tomorrow but otherwise it was a low key quiet day.

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I hope today was a good day for you, Gloria. Mike has been selecting what we eat, so it's been up to me to manage the portions. I did get my steps early today and did some strength training.

The week was so stressful, I'm just trying to relax a bit now.

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I was off today but we were in Kentucky for a funeral. Got home later than planned and have to get up very early tomorrow. I got less than 4,000 steps in since five hours were spent in the car, a couple in a funeral home and then sitting at the dinner afterwards. Did enjoy seeing some friends. Food at the church dinner afterwards was not the best so I just tried to pick what I thought was okay. And took fruit with me to snack on so at least there is that.

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Our weather is beautiful, sunny and may hit 80 this afternoon and back to 50 overnight. I haven't gotten out to enjoy it as much as I'd wish. Manditory data security meetings have been scheduled during lunch three times this week. I've been going around in circles trying to resolve the fraud committed on my personal accounts. I've frozen everything I can, but there's still so much to do. Social Security and my local Police Department have been my biggest challenge. Our parent company seems to be working harder to put on a good face to our clients than to help thousands of employees resolve our issues.

The office is awash in sweets and treats. I'm sticking to my food plan each day in spite of it all. Yay.

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Just got back from the Maundy Thursday service at church. It's still 70 degrees out, and it was roasting inside the church with all those people present. Beautiful service, but I had to fan myself like it was July.

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Kind of bad weather today so I went for a short walk but didn't dare do more because of the potential for storms. After work had coffee with a friend. Not a terrific eating day for me, but not the worst eiher

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I've been working on some process changes which has me a little behind on my work but overall it wasn't a bad day. I went to the circuit training class today. Instructor has told me the past two weeks how much stronger I am compared to when I started almost three months ago. I still have a long way to go. Mid-morning I went out and grabbed a short walk, the same one that I did a week or so ago that my FitBit didn't record. This time it did count the minutes. Have no idea why it didn't last time. Then went to a continuing education luncheon with my manager. Crummy food but I just nibbled a bit so as to not be hungry, mostly on veggies - and I had already eaten some fruit and nuts prior to going to so was safe. I am on my way to go run with some friends. We are having nice spring weather but it is very windy.

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