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7/27/14 8:40 A

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Good to see you Bonny and Gloria. Snap and share away Bonny!

Good thing we had breezes yesterday, sure got hot. Not sure what today brings though.

Well, that's all from this end of town have a great Sunday!

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Quickly checking in to say hello! I am sitting on the patio with my chai and my computer - what a gorgeous evening! Looks like we are going to have hot hot hot for a couple of days and then some mild temps next week.!

All is well with me, working, working out, just trying to stay on track with everything!

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Quick check in. I'm at the beach and walked this morning, 5.13 miles - most of it on the street, a little on the beach. It's pretty hot here but I won't complain! I'm probably making some of my friends angry by posting pretty beach pictures, but I HAVE to! You know?

Hope everyone is doing well! Happy weekend to you all!



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7/25/14 11:17 A

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Toni, Steep hill, you would have had to carry me back up...ha ha! Rest days are essential.
Next Thursday is the only day not good for me. Chai or otherwise.

The ballot here is enormous, wonder if it's like that where you are. You will need yoga to clear your head from the forum.

Everyone, have a great week-end!

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7/25/14 8:02 A

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Good morning everyone!

Kelly - I am going to try the band this weekend. Today I am tuckered out and so are the dogs. Little Lucy went to bed about an hour after we came back from our walk last night. I led them down then up a fairly steep hill. I offered, but she didn't want to be carried. LOL. What does next week look like for you, Chai wise?

Today it"s Meet the Candidates at the Senior Center. I'm going as I don't know a thing about local politics and need to in order to vote intelligently. Then tonight is restorative yoga - I really need it.

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Toni, use what you have. If you have belt loops just loop it through that. Those danged bands really give you a work out.

Have a good one!

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7/23/14 8:49 A

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Kelly - didn't get to Zumba yet...discovered I need a special belt but I think I figured out a way to do it without. You know that rubber stuff they give you at physical therapy so that you can do your exercises at home? I think I can lash the sucker to my side with some of that stuff. We'll see. This weather is great! Later...

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Toni, you are a riot...spendy undies! I bought two sizes because they were a better price than anywhere else, didn't buy many though. Had to get something because safety pinning the waist on my grannypanties was quite inconvenient and painful when the pin opens. Good job on the movin' and groovin'. How'd you like the Wii zumba?

Looks like it'll be a wet Wednesday, but back to cooler temps so I'll take it. Just loving this weather.

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Welcome back, Gwenn! It's been very quiet in here for a few days. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend! There is nothing like a second (or third, or fourth) honeymoon. :)

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Hello everyone! Just a quick drive-by to say I have returned to the area. lol. Had an amazing trip and wish I could have stayed longer. The cabin we rented was super cute! Hope everyone has had a good start to the week!

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7/20/14 11:16 A

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Happy Sunday!

Gloria – I hear you about getting things done when the weather is like this! I am almost caught up on laundry. Yay!

Amanda – taking your own food to work is the one sure way to eat healthy. What kind of clients do you work with?

Kelly – I’m not buying any spendy undies until I am much closer to my goal! I will have a better idea what this week looks like tomorrow afternoon – then I will have an idea when I can get up to Nashville. 

I found a free Tai Chi class! The Methodist church has a new minister who is teaching a class three times a week. So I can add three more hours of mind/body/spirit exercise to my regimen. Three Yoga, One Zumba and three Tai Chi classes a week – I bought a Zumba game for my Wii – I am going to try it this afternoon. Later…..



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Well, meant to say Toni we'll have to Chai up sometime soon near a Soma so you can grab some new undies (they're on sale now, who can afford them when they're not?)

Of course Gloria you deserve a great victory treat with that exam. Still doing a happy dance for ya!

We're looking forward to seeing you too and once you get back in the routine of prep, the dishes become fewer...or maybe it just seems like that since it takes less time. This has been the biggest challenge for me to get back into prepping, the wallet sure likes it when I do, so does the tummy.

Did I mention I found those Greenway maps, I can get more in a couple of weeks if you let me know. That reminds me, I need to renew that membership, as well as Cheekwood.

Looks like another nice day. Have a good one!



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So looking forward to being on the site more often & making my own meals to take with me to work. Don't like doing the dishes though. I don't mind the long shifts. I feel like i can so much more done with 12 hour shifts.

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Thanks Kelly, I am definitely doing the happy dance too! Woo hoo!

This morning was our group travels at Fleet Feet. When I left Hendersonville it was barely raining. When I got to Brentwood it was a monsoon. We go rain or shine, but I will say that VERY few people showed up - there were maybe ten of us there today. I was ambivalent but once we got going, I was fine (other than being soaked). I was fine until I was almost home (and by the time I got to Vietnam Vets the roads were dry) at which time I was FREEZING! Glad to get home and get a warm shower! We have had very little rain up our way and we do need it! It sure is humid right now. Finally got my phone fixed from when I dropped it on July 4th and I dropped some stuff off for donation this morning. Doing laundry now....being gloomy and cool helps me make progress, getting stuff done instead of hanging out at the pool!

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That noise you heard last night was celebrating you Gloria!!! Happy Dancin' going on as well!

Okay Toni, let's plan a get together soon.

Let me add my congrats to you Amanda. It's been a tough road for you, here's to things settling for you. Long shifts are never easy, just remember food prep and that cooler bag are great friends. Come by more often.

Enjoy your trip Gwenn.

Will come by later, got a breakfast meeting and really need to hop in the shower. Meanwhile aren't you luvin' these temps lately?

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Toni, oh my goodness, thank you! I am so happy about it! Whenever you all get together, where ever it may be, I will try to meet up with you, for Chai or for a walk or both! emoticon

Amanda, congrats on the job! Those will be some rough hours but you can do it!


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Great job you all. It sounds like you have been having a busy summer & making progress in meeting your life goals.

I was able to meet one of my goals this week. I accepted a full time position at an area hospital after working just od jobs for over 3 months. The added financial security will be great for me & I am so excited to be working in the hospital again. The challenge w/ this job & living a healthy lifestyle is that I will be working 3 12-hour night shifts a week.

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Great job you all. It sounds like you have been having a busy summer & making progress in meeting your life goals.

I was able to meet one of my goals this week. I accepted a full time position at an area hospital after working just od jobs for over 3 months. The added financial security will be great for me & I am so excited to be working in the hospital again. The challenge w/ this job & living a healthy lifestyle is that I will be working 3 12-hour night shifts a week.

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Great job you all. It sounds like you have been having a busy summer & making progress in meeting your life goals.

I was able to meet one of my goals this week. I accepted a full time position at an area hospital after working just od jobs for over 3 months. The added financial security will be great for me & I am so excited to be working in the hospital again. The challenge w/ this job & living a healthy lifestyle is that I will be working 3 12-hour night shifts a week.

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Woohoo! Gloria! emoticon Woo-hoo! Did I say Woo-hoo yet? Woo-hoo! emoticon

That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome! emoticon emoticon

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Gloria - I am so happy for you - all that work paid off! XOXOXOX

Gwenn - we can do something on the weekend....we just have to get it organized. It must be time for a mall walk or something?

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emoticon Thanks Gwen! emoticon

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WOOOOOOO!!! Congrats Gloria! It all paid off! So proud of you :)


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Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to our team Gargantua! There are times when this team gets a little slow but for the most part there is a fairly active core of people who keep things going! I'm in Hendersonville but there are quite a few people who are from the Donelson, Hermitage, MJ side of town. Toni, sounds like you had a great trip! I've never been to NO but would love to go sometime. Awesome on taking your own salad dressing. I have started doing that all of the time now...just carrying some with me. I just put some olive oil and some balsamic vinegar in a leak proof container and stick that into a ziplock for added safety and throw it in my purse. So far so good! Hi Pat, hope that you have a FABULOUS vacation! Gwen, have fun at the cabin! Kelly sounds like you had great weather in Cali, just never know this time of year, it could be so hot out there but it has been a weird summer just like our weird winter! Bonny, as fast and far as you go, you ought to take up jogging!

I got some good news, unbelievably (I am still in denial) I passed the exam that I took back in May. I guess all of those months of studying DID pay off. Raining today, I wanted to maybe walk at lunch time but not sure that will happen. I need to invest in a raincoat - my old one is how many sizes too big? Not sure but I will walk in rain if I have the proper gear! Hope everyone has a spectacular weekend, maybe it won't be a washout!

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Maybe one day I can meet you guys! I have to do it on the weekends though. So I leave in the morning for our cabin. I'm super excited as I've always wanted to rent a cabin. I'll be back Monday afternoon so I can pick up Toby. He always has to stay at the vet when we go anywhere overnight because he's diabetic.

Speaking of Toby, he's better with the antibiotics but it seems like he now has this lump under his chin, so I'm going to have to ask them to look at him while we are gone. It may be that he still needs more antibiotics, although he's been on them for almost 2 weeks now. His last dose is Tuesday.

Have a great Friday and a great weekend!

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Yoo-hoo! Hello everyone!

Thanks, Gwenn! I am glad to be back.

Dawn - your house will seem a little quiet, but there is probably something noisy in store for you around the bend....you know how that works!

Bonny - what are your 'top ten' tips for building up a walking regimen? Should I stay on flat surfaces until I can do a couple of miles? What about speed? I'd be interested to hear what you think! 5.5 miles! Yikes! In my dreams!

Kelly - should we schedule a Chai near Trader Joe's and then Gloria can meet up with us?

Have fun on your vacay, Pat!

Gloria - I'm glad you take a day off once in a while. :)

I didn't post a loss this week but stayed the same. I will take that. Having been in the Food Capital of the world and maintaining is awesome! And I got in some exercise! And I have an NSV: Down one undies size! Woohoo! I'm happy.

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Welcome back Toni!

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I'm back safe and sound. The furry ones are ready to settle into the couch after their walkie so I'd better get over there. :) See ya tomorrow!

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Have a great vacation Pat!

Gargantuan, I'm in Donelson. Do you know about the Farmer's Market on Fridays?

Wow Bonny you are really amping up those steps. I did four the other day, my knees were tawkin to me big time. Glad I brought my Arnica gel. Actually I've got to buy some fresh, this tube I found stashed away that I used for hubby and I'm convinced it lost some of its powers over time, but it helped and better than nothing.

I found that those travel days without enough water really left me bloated. The temps in CA were beautiful, lots of walking and sitting outside. At the campground, you have no choice but walk because parking is at a premium. I managed to get a good burn on my neck and shoulders...I never burn. Actually didn't feel anything until after a couple of hours. To my surprise, Salt Lake City was 95 degrees. Glad it was only a layover.

Thursday already? Everyone have a great one! It looks like another nice day.


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I'm home today. I worked several long shifts so I can be there when Michael swears into today. He's already sent me a text this morning to let me know he's going to be a NUKE (Nuclear Engineer). I'm very sad that he too is leaving, but I am very proud of him. Many of you have met young Michael at various sparkeople activities we have done over the years. I'll post again later and let you know when he leaves for boot camp.


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Welcome Gargantua.

Just checking in. The weather has been great the last couple of days. I got in a 5.5 mile walk this morning and it felt great.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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welcome Gargantua.
i'm from MJ too. :)
glad you could join us.

i will be MIA for a couple of weeks.
our vacation is from 7/19-7/31.
not sure if we will get connections.

weight is up a little due to salt.
trying to stay with salads (from my garden) this week.

have a great week everyone!
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Quick drive by, home...sigh.

Welcome Gargantuan, come by often.

Toni looks like you are having an interesting time!

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Driving by...heading for the pool soon. I am managing to stay away from all the rich food, so far. Tonight is a big dinner out - but it's a seafood place, so I should be able to get something broiled. And I'll be packing my own salad dressing (half vinegar half water, 2 tsp veggie oil and a good seasons packet of Italian dressing).

Have a great day everyone!

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Welcome Gargantua! I'm in Dickson, TN - this is an awesome board!


The party at the French Association was great! The French Attache from the embassy was there. He and his wife are being reassigned to Germany, so they were also there to say goodbye! We had lovely french wine and nice hors d'oeuvres. And we sang the Marseillaise in french and the Star Spangled Banner. The Attache thanked the United States for saving their bacon in WWII.

Just got out of the pool....off to shop! Later!

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Have a safe trip Stacy!

Welcome to the board Gargantua!

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Hi all. New to this team and thought I'd pop in and say Howdy. I've joined some other teams before, but haven't had much success with them. A lot of them don't seem to be very active, but it looks like this group doesn't have that problem, and I'm glad I found you. Oh, and I'm out in Mt. Juliet in case you were wondering. emoticon

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Church was awesome today! Tomorrow I'll be driving to Memphis to see my momma :) emoticon

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Oh Toby did go to the doctor and is on antibiotics. He'll be at the vet for boarding next weekend anyway.

Hope everyone had a good weekend. They go by way too quickly!

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Okay Gwenn, if his feet were swollen and he has sores maybe he needs to see a Doc sometime. Glad things are improving but his next check up he might want to mention this episode.

Checkin is spotty so will keep this brief. Won't rub in the nice breezes here and all the fresh air. Let me see, I've got fresh air and breezes, Toni has great food.

Good for you Dawn, getting some time away. Happy Anniversary!

There you are MsStacy, good luck and don't be such a stranger.

Yes Bonny, it was quite a bit more than 6, could not believe that the Mayor would do that walk over the bridge when the temps were already quite high before 9A that day. Only remember it because had training that day and only went half way over the bridge and back to Two Rivers because I had to be elsewhere. Mind you, she was at the party on the square, along with Camille that evening,

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It's with a heavy heart that I announce we are almost home. I really didn't want to leave the mountains! It was so beautiful!


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In New Orleans - going to a Bastille Day Party at the French Association tonight!

Congrats on the Anniversaries!

Good luck on the job searches!

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Quick drive-by.

Have a great weekend....stay cool!



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Thanks QTLady

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I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!!

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Good luck to both of you looking for jobs! I hope you find the right one for you!

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I am also looking for a job. The wait stinks.

“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!!

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Congratulations on the anniversaries.

I am busy doing the looking for a job thing. Today was a job fair & a seperate interview. This weekend will be doinig things around the house. Monday, I have an interview and a little temp job. Tuesday, I get to focus on taking care of me. Wednesday is another job interview.

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Happy Anniversary! We are going there the weekend of the 19th for our 1 year anniversary!

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I ran away too. Juan and I are in Gatlinburg. Today is our 13th wedding anniversary.


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Gwenn - TGIF!!! Yay!

Bonny!!!!! emoticon

Kelly - Safe Travels!

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Safe travels Kelly & Toni.

Just broke my walking record. Got home from my first 6.0 mile (neighborhood walk). I think I walked further on one of the walks with the mayor a couple years back. WHEW. it's getting hot out there.

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Toni, Chai you when you get back!

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Kelly and Toni- have safe trips!

Toby is doing much better. His sores aren't as bad looking and I can tell the swelling is starting to go down. At least he isn't as crazy now!

Yay for Friday!

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You are funny Dawn! Just don't forget to take some much deserved time for yourself...
It's hard to imagine your youngest standing in Gabe's place, it wasn't that long ago you were preparing for Gabe to graduate and go on to boot. Time flies doesn't it? It's great that you are getting to spoil at least one of your grandkids.

The culture today, the worker bees get to do all work while the rest slack. With so many folks looking for work, replace them. As one owner told me, they are worried about being sued for firing them.

Have a great trip Toni. Are you going to need your car while in NOLA? If not, have hubby take you to Birmingham and take the train. I'm going to do that this fall with my sis. She is going to fly into Nashville, we'll drive to B'ham to see her daughter then take the train back to Slidell. That's some shake up you have planned!

Got to get moving, lot to do before I head out to the left coast. This too is a quick trip will be back Tuesday night. Wanted to stay longer but that danged water heater put a damper on that one. If it weren't for miles this trip wouldn't be happening.

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Quick drive by. I've been out (took my umbrella but thankfully, didn't need it) for a 5.43 mile walk in the neighborhood. I would've made it shorter if the rain REALLY acted like it wanted to come down. Have I told you that when I walk, my sorta half-way point is the McDonalds on Gallatin Rd. I have one of the guys who works there trained! When I walk in the door, he holds up a large drink cup for me automatically.

I got a greenways map when my garden club went for a walk a couple of months ago but I only have one.

After a few errands, I'm going to Murfreesboro for a gospel concert, Ernie Haas and the Signature Sound. I'm excited!

Have a good trip to New Orleans, Toni.

I'll check in in a day or two. Have a great day, all.



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Kelly – I looked around SP for greenway maps – there is a lot of stuff on SP! We ARE overdue for a get together. Maybe when I get back from New Orleans – more on that in a minute.

Pat – I found this website: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/swollen
-ankles-and-feet. Check it out! As for food, the experts say to drastically reduce salt and stay away from meat, poultry, cheese, butter and other animal products.

Gwenn – Poor Toby! Has he adjusted to his meds? That is weird about Montgomery Bell’s trails! I am glad your boss is over punishing you for your hubby changing jobs. I hear you about the slackers – it’s that way everywhere these days. I don’t see why the business world has given up on accountability.

Dawn – sounds like you have your hands full in a really good way! Yay! I will keep those boys in my prayers.

I’m off to New Orleans on Saturday. I’m driving down to see my sister. She’s in need of a shake up, so I’m going down to get her off her butt. I’ll be back on the 18th, so it’s just a quick trip. I’m taking my laptop, so I’ll be checking in (depending on connectivity).

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Greetings SparkNashville,

Just wanted to check in before Kelly hunts me down again. Things are busy crazy with me getting sir Adam (grandson #1) most weekends and now we are trying to get our house in shape as we are hoping to adopt a child. Gabe is somewhere horribly close to the middle east. His exact location is unknown, but I know he's no more than an hour or so flight to anywhere that touches the Mediterranean. Today I found out sweet little Michael is also joining the Navy, so now I'll be #ProudNavyMomof2!!!

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Hello everyone!

I had to take my rest day early from working out. Just cramps and tired and I couldn't do it. Toby, my diabetic cat, was at the vet today. He has these sores on his mouth , which he has had before. I believe they are what they call "rodent ulcers". He was still eating but it had been about a week and they weren't going away. Anyway, they gave him these pain pills and he's never had them before. He is out of his mind just a tad so that's keeping me on alert.

Yes, my husband works around the airport. Across from Bridgestone. He's still loving his job, so that's good. I'm hanging in there although it was an incredibly noisy day. I don't think anyone around me did a lick of work. It drives me crazy. My boss is going on vacation starting Thurs thru next week. He has been normal with me for the past week or two, so that is good.

I hope you were able to get the tree stuff figured out Gloria. And so glad the Fleet Feet group is working for you. I used to walk on the Greenway in Murfreesboro, and bike on it too. I believe it goes all the way downtown. I could be wrong, but I thought it did.

That's where I went on Sunday- Montgomery Bell. We finished the other half of the trail we did like two years ago. HAHA. I think the only thing I find frustrating is the signage for the mileage they claim. I'm not entirely sure it's correct. We ended up back on the road walking back to the front parking to our car because we were on one stretch that said it was 2.7 miles to a parking lot, and we must have walked about a mile and we were at a parking lot and it just dead ended. It was weird. Anyway, it's a nice walk. It seems no one had walked the part we were on- there were SO many spider webs across the walk. We called it Spider-ville. haha



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hi all!
Gloria--Hermitage Greenway entrance is next to the Donelson YMCA.

work is crazy-busy right now.
but...having a job is a good thing.

hubby's ankles & feet have been swelling lately.
i told him to eat some asparagus.
any other ideas/foods to try?

we had a nice 4th.
our dog was nuts too. :(





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I have greenway maps, had them in my hands just last week and can't find them now! Geez that's what I get for decrapifying around here. I can get my hands on more, know one of the board members. Buried in one of the forums is a thread with a link to the greenways.

Bonny you are not alone with not wanting to venture into some of these trails alone. I'm thinking maybe your bod is trying to tell you to cut back a bit with the mileage for a awhile. It's used to it but it may just want a break.

Thought of you Toni as I sat and sipped on a Chai at Summit yesterday, and wolfed down a booberry muffin. Keep in mind that there are victories beyond the scale. You said your knees are doing better, your activity level is up and bet if you look at the overall there are more positives.

Amazing Gloria what can be a trigger and like Toni said, good catch. Now if those things came from the Hermitage Donut shop I might not have been able to say no to one. Although I have been good the past couple of meetings, picking them up and not eating one before heading out and only having one at training. I've got the eating under control mostly, I just need to get my arse in gear and move it like I mean it.

Oh man, the weather is supposed to get ugly later this afternoon (hope after rush hour) but it sure got dark just now.

Hang in there Gwenn. Did you say hubby worked around Donelson?

Have a good one everyone, stay dry!

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Gloria – what a drag about your tree and now more big branches! And tree work is horrifically expensive! I’m glad you are loving your Fleet Foot – they sound like a wonderful bunch of people! And I am thrilled that your weight has finally stabilized – you must be so happy to be at that point! WTG emoticon recognizing the beginnings of a sweets habit! Good catch!

Bonny - WTG emoticon on the 4.86! Is there a map of the greenway’s anywhere – they are something I am not at all familiar with. I will have to google it and see what I can find. I’m going to look for a map of the Montgomery Bell trails too – that place is just down the road.

Gwenn – that’s good news – his insurance will come in and you will find something else, something better! It’s true what they say about it being easier to find a job when you are working. It will all work out for you. emoticon

Yeah, I was down a little, but at this rate it will be February before I lose what I want to. So, I am going to go back to measuring/weighing everything, especially protein. I was going to add a TBSP of EVOO to my tracker every day to cover cooking and such but I never did – I’m really going to do that. I did the treadmill at 3 mph for 28 minutes this morning before yoga. I’m going to do it again on Wed. I’m more active than I was when I started, but I need to ratchet it up even more.

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The job hunt is on hold for the moment since I found out I have to cover my husband's insurance until at least the middle of August to be safe. I have looked here and there but it's the same old stuff it seems. There was a moment right before I took a day where I wanted to just quit and go to a temp agency. Obviously I didn't do that!

Congrats to all of the walking and running and weight loss!

Happy Monday all!

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Good morning, all. I woke up early (wish I could do this often) and decided to walk first thing! Just returned after 4.86 miles. It still beats me up, early or not!

The greenway is very nice. Just like all of the others, I would love to walk many of them, but I don't have a sidekick and I don't know how comfy I'd feel walking by myself. We walked the 1.5 distance twice but there are more trails you could add. There's also a hiking trail or two that are being developed. It's all very new & nice. This will eventually connect with other greenways - I think the Mayor said they have received (donation??) another 80+ acres adjacent to this greenway. I don't know how many people will take advantage of this one, but it IS just a few miles from where I live. I'm excited about it!

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Good Monday Morning Everyone! Sounds like everyone is doing well and had a great 4th! Hope all of the critters are okay, they should start to calm down now since people should be easing off the fireworks and such. My kitties don't seem to mind but we had company for the weekend, about 18 people and 2 dogs, and the dogs were NOT thrilled to say the least! Poor babies. The guy we hired to remove the tree that blew over a few weeks ago never showed up and now another large limb came down and a lot of branches with it - has damaged the fence too. Had another guy come out and give us an estimate - insurance will only cover part and we are going to be paying a fortune, has my stress levels up a bit! The walking/running group at FleetFeet is wonderful, I am so happy that I did that. They are so encouraging and they are helping me immensely, the support is amazing. After the company left I worked on some little house projects, got groceries, did house stuff - still behind on my tasks, but feel better about things. I hope that this is a good week and I can make lots of progress and get some sleep - only about four and a half hours last night. I am also going to be working on sugar intake - my weight is very stable finally, but I find that I am eating a lot of ice cream and other junk EVERY DAY. I need to nip that before it comes back to bite me! We had Krispy Kreme at work this morning, I avoided! I am curious about the greenway in Hermitage, wonder where this is.

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That is interesting, putting lavender on their back paws. I agree, enough already. Go find something else to spend your money on.

I'll stop by later, got a fasting blood draw this morning and I need to go distract my tummy.
Enjoy this nice weather, not looking forward to summer coming back!

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Happy Monday, Monday!

I’m hopeful everyone in my neighborhood is out of bottle rockets! Enough is enough. emoticon

Gwenn – I will be sending you positive vibes today – Monday’s at a job you aren’t crazy about can be a real pain. How goes the job hunt?

I’m off to the gym – treadmill and yoga. Then back here for a long list of chores.

Everybody have a great day!

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Happy Sunday everyone. Sad that tomorrow I will be back to work, but trying not to think about it!

Camille- great recipes and great job with sticking to your plan! I've struggled with moving on the scale despite the working out and eating properly. Somehow I need to shock my system! Hope you get some good sleep soon!

Toni - You should check it out. It's rather interesting! Great walk too! We are thinking of hiking today, but not 100% sure about it. I watch Sunday Morning too!

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Good morning everyone!

Kelly – sweet Chewbacca sat in my lap for two hours Friday night! Poor little guy. Putting lavender oil on his back pads really helped him though – he wasn’t shaking as much but wouldn’t leave my lap.

Gwenn – I looked up that Old Stone Fort Park – what a neat place. I would really love to check it out – Maybe when my sisters come next year.

Bonnie – yes – tell us about the greenway!

Celeste – that chicken marinade sounds awesome. Take care of yourself - and stop often to smell the roses - life goes by in blur.

Spent part of yesterday with some friends at a lovely creek – so nice to sit in my chair with my feet in the nice, cool water. A beautiful spot, so relaxing. I have laundry and a sink full of dishes calling my name and it’s almost time for Sunday Morning! See you later.


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I forgot all about that walk Bonny. How is the greenway?

Your menu sounds wonderful Camille. I just finished a jar of something like your tomatillo marinade, was thinking of getting it again now I will and try that recipe. Good job, sticking with everything with that schedule of yours. I 'd bet its the protein that helps keep you grounded. I had watermelon with feta, gorgonzola and some seasoning recently. It was a nice combination.

We look forward to having you back more often, meanwhile take care of yourself and get that sleep clock reset!

Luvin' this weather, wish it would stay around longer! Have a great Sunday!

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emoticon Hi everyone!!! I hope you had an amazing fourth of July celebration!
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BONNY - We like driving to the parking lot of the Science Museum, you have a great view without the massive crowds of downtown. Maybe we can all meet down there next year for a healthy "tail-gate" party!?

I'm Very pleased I stuck to my plan of a healthy fourth of July celebration. Our daughter & SIL came over, and we invited the couple across the street to join us. SIL brought a few fireworks so we shot them off in our back property, an open parcel of land.

I marinated chicken breasts in a jalapeńo-tequila-lime-tomatillo marinade (I called it "Firecracker Chicken") for the grill... grilled zucchini basted in garlic and soy sauce, and made a lovely cilantro-lime salad dressing for a large green salad, with fresh watermelon for dessert. Our friends brought over burgers, potato salad and baked beans.

I resisted their food and stuck to my plan happily... it was delicious and worth the time.

Since I have been painting all-nighters, my body clock is all messed up again, trying desperately to finish at least three paintings to ship to Houston for this Saturday's Art show, "Art Houston". I slept until 3:30 July 4th (6 hrs)... and then painted all night after my guests left until noon today... then awoke at 6:30 pm tonight to begin my "day" again.

I told my husband, Todd, I am going to try to work a 24-hour time tonight so I can go to bed at 6:30 pm Sunday night to "reset" my body-clock back into "normal" time-ranges.
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I'm trying to resist temptation during my all-nighters by keeping fresh veggies & boiled egg & cooked chicken at the ready... so when I need a snack I'm munching on veggies & protein. This is what I must do to meet my -15 lb BLC goal since I only have 2 more weeks and I've got -4.2 lbs remaining... that's a "near-impossible" goal for my body-type so I MUST remain grain-free.

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Happy day AFTER the 4th! I found out Channel 5 was streaming the fireworks but it kept going off & on. I was able to see some of our fireworks. I shoulda just jumped in my car and drove downtown, parked at LP field and watched LIVE. Maybe I'll think about that next year.

Almost forgot the Mayor was walking again and opening a new greenway in Old Hickory this morning. When I saw it on my computer, I quickly got to Old Hickory and joined everybody for a 3 miler. It had not gotten very hot at the time.

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Toni, how'd your four legger do? Hope everyone else's pups and kitties did well. We had reports of animals on the run, posse of folks trying to round them up last night. Didn't go because I didn't want to leave the teeny bopper home alone. Had I seen it when first posted, would have taken her because she has an interest in animals and does well with them. It would have been a great experience. But her tank was on empty from a really busy two weeks in Hendersonville. I will tell you, a friend had fireworks from a neighbor land on the hood of her car, they are lucky it didn't hit the convertible top…why are folks so danged careless with that stuff? You bet a police report was filed. But in Davidson, the fine is only 50 bucks.

Bonny, it's frustrating when you look at your route and it says, 5 miles and your ped shortchanges you. Mine does all the time. You and your bod know how far you went, ignore the pedometer.

We are getting a lot of great ideas on places to explore from you Gwenn. If I had known I was going to have Hopie I would have gotten train tix to the fireworks. Just as well, she was worn out. Really, none of the local networks carried them again. This year fox teased you into thinking they were going to but all you got were quick looks at the display and saw more of batman. The New York show was awesome again this year.


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Happy 4th (almost 5th )! Went hiking today out in Manchester/Tullahoma. Such a pleasant day for a walk. Went to the Old Stone Fort Park. Then came back and we decided to go out to the Franklin fireworks. It was quite chilly out there!



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Happy 4th everybody! Walked awhile ago and it was mah-velous - nice breeze, no humidity! I love it! I thought I was going to add a iittle to my mileage, BUT, I only got 4.93. Guess I'll go back to square one and recalculate.

My beach pictures are on FB and I only have Toni & Camille as friends there. If you tell me your name, etc., I can add you as a FB friend and you can see all my pics, if you're interested. lol (Actually the picture on my page here was taken at the beach a couple of years ago.

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Happy 4th to you Kelly!

And to everyone else! What a glorious morning!

I'm on dog comforting duty for the next few days - started yesterday with the fireworks. Poor Chewbacca was hyperventilating and in a frenzy when I got in from shopping on Wednesday evening. He hates those bottle rockets. He won't even go for walkies! Poor lil guy.

A very inspirational video on the start page today - a veteran who was told he would never walk found a good yoga instructor and lost 140 in 10 months!

Have a great 4th everyone!





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Thanks, Kelly!

Enjoy this low humidity ladies. It's awesome!!

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Bummer Bonny. Share away with the pictures, we don't care when they were taken. Guess we all should be glad we aren't on the Atlantic, leave it to a guy to mess up a week-end!

Happy Birthday to your Grandfather Gwenn, 93!!!



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Update, ladies. I am still in town...beach trip delayed until after mid-month. You can 'hate' me less, 'cause I'm still here in the heat/rain with all of you.

Toni, can you wait until later for the pics? Of course, I could pull out some of the ones I've already posted on FB and share them again. lol

Thanks, Gloria, I will proudly wear my nickname. 8)

I got out earlier and got another 5.5 miles in.

Welcome back, Dawn. Congrats on the new grandbaby,


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Hi Dawn, it's nice to meet you. I'm glad your health woes are behind you! And congrats on your new grandbaby. I hope all goes well for your son while he is deployed and for mommy and baby that are home.

I'm glad for a not so hot day today for sure! Don't really have any plans for the 4th but we are having a birthday get together for my husband's grandfather on Sat. He is 93 tomorrow! Just ready for my 4 day weekend!

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Enjoy your company Toni.

That was some rain that blew through here last night. Nice out right now, have the back door open to air out the house. I'm sure as the clouds move, I'll be saying something else.

Have a good one everyone!

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Good morning Sparkling Nashville!

Dawn! Good to see you, girl! Congrats on benign! And congrats on wee Jason! I will keep the little family in my prayers. I’m glad you are feeling better – pneumonia knocks the snot right out of a person. Been there and hope never to be there again!

Gwen – I’ve sworn off Mexican for a while too. There are healthy choices but I don’t make them.

Bonny – I know you will post beach photos – I can’t wait! I still have the 4 Seasons songs running through my head and it’s been 10 days! The dogs love my rendition of “You’re just too good to be true!” They sing along!

Kelly - Yes, July already! It just goes faster and faster, how come I’m not? emoticon

Pat – I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise but I never have – all that water! Gives me the willies! Alaska is beautiful – I lived in Anchorage for 20 years. The place is a moving picture postcard, I swear!

Gloria – always nice to see you!

A friend and I are going to pick up weekend guests at the airport, so we are going to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods (for lunch) first. Everyone have a great day!


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Dawn!!! There you are, don't go through all this without your buddies, I'm just saying. Goes without saying, will keep Gabe, his ship mates in my prayers as well as Lizzie and that handsome grandson! Now I'm sorry I didn't send the Shore Patrol out for you.

Well Pat, I'd say harvesting your garden is a work out all in itself! How cool, going to Alaska. I hear you about 3 desserts though, seemed like they had it out even for breakfast. We'd laugh and say well it does have some of the food groups in it. Although thinking about it, seemed the Bahamas cruise had more temptations.

It was so nice and breezy earlier, guess the heat index today will go to triple. Keep that water bottle handy!





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Dawn! Welcome back! So glad that you are doing okay after your health issues! Congrats on the new grand baby!

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greetings everyone... sorry I haven't been on in forever! since our walk back in January, I've had pneumonia, a cancer scare and a new grandson. I made it through the pnemonia and the cancer scare, all test have come back benign! But I get to go through the fun of being rechecked every 4 months for the next three years. On June 1st Jason David was born in Hawaii (see profile picture for a picture of my son Gabe, his wife Lizzie and Jason). Today my son deployed and I found out on Facebook! If you can think too please keep my son and his Naval companions in your prayers. Please keep Lizzie and Jason in your prayers as well!


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quick drive-by here too.
harvested tons of veggies between the raindrops.
brought some to work this morning to share. :)

the only exercise i had all weekend was harvesting.
it was too wet to mow and/or work in the yard.

weight is holding steady.
doing better monitoring sodium intake.

Alaska cruise is 3 weeks away. can't wait!
went clothes shopping on Saturday afternoon at Providence.
we've been looking at the on-board restaurant menus to pre-plan our meals.
last time we took a cruise, we started with the "no more than 3 bites" rule.
by the time the cruise was over, we were following the "no more than 3 desserts" rule. LOL
gonna make sure that doesn't happen this time...

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Bonny, we have to brag on someone might as well be someone who does it, and does it well.

Quick drive by, did you know that today is National Ice Cream Soda Day?

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Thanks to all of you for your encouraging (?) comments as I continue my 'Secretariat' impersonation (thanks, Gloria). LOL I may never live that one down! Got 4.86 in this morning - rather than go when I SHOULD'VE gone, I waited until it was HOT so I melted back home some 90 minutes later. WHEW!

Kelly, I couldn't go to the beach the last time my buddies went cause I was traveling elsewhere. It's TIME now!

Toni, I saw Jersey Boys yesterday and I agree with your assessment. It was really GREAT!


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Last day of June today! Crazy! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was great and not thrilled to be at work, but I'm only working 3 days, so that makes me happy. I did my weight work out yesterday, plus situps. Tonight is situps plus a kickboxing workout. Yesterday I met my friends at Starbucks. I was pretty good there, but refused to go drink afterwards. I'm sure they went to Mexican, which I've sworn off!



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One big step in the right direction Jackie and it will not only burn calories it is a great workout. High Five!!! emoticon emoticon

Didn't get drenched, after all this was an emergency preparedness event and I had my trusty disposable rain jacket. Only got wet hauling all that stuff inside, besides when that sun came out what did get wet dried quickly. Then you got wet again from sweat being outside. Couldn't win. Which reminds me, I need to buy more of those things.

Monday already? This week-end just flew by and can you believe it is almost July?

Have a great week...

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Yoo-hoo!

Kelly - I agree - bizarre weather pattern! 15 stairs? You poor baby, I bet you were drenched!

Jackie! That is fabulous! Good for you girl! It IS a big step to go buy a swim suit. WTG! emoticon emoticon

Everyone have a great Monday! Treadmill and yoga for me today. Later.....

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Major step today. Bought a swim suit. This is big since I hate swimming and embarrass to even put on a suit. But swimming or walking in the water is easy on the joints and hopefully will help burn calories faster.

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Interesting how it can sprinkle there and downpour here. The sun is peeking through now so we will see what the day brings. Outside of the humidity it was really nice, even nicer as the sun went down. Almost too much fresh air yesterday and way too many trips up and down steep old long stairways made me realize that those 15# are not my friend. Wouldn't it be nice if you could unfriend them like you can on line? HaHa

Glad you're enjoying your FleetFeet experience Gloria. They are such nice folks over there; haven't been to their new store.

Apparently Gwenn, your bod needed some extra zzzzz's.

Beach Bonny, you haven't been in how many months. I'm surprised the Chamber hasn't come looking for you.

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Good morning!

I know, I know, it is a gray day. And it will probably be that way on and off all day. A good day for inside projects. I might grab a walk in between the rain drops - maybe after this next band moves through.

Gloria - good for you! I'm glad you are enjoying the running.

Kelly - glad the trip to the Doc is a success! I haven't had a Chai since the last time I saw you - we need to get together!

Gwenn - I am so glad you had a blast at the concert!

Bonny - going to the beach? You lucky dog!

Have a great day!

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