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Good luck at the races, Vette run canceled again.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

We went to the horse races at Santa Anita yesterday and the weather turned out to be beautiful after a cloudy morning. We arrived in time to bet on the first race, I place 2 $5 bets to win. My horse's came in 1st and 2nd. Won $35 on $10 bet. Did a Exacta/boxed on the 2nd race and 2 of my horse's came in 1st and 2nd. Won $24.50 on $12 bet. 3rd race one of my horse's was scratched just b/4 getting loaded into the starting gate. Appeared to have a slight limp, got 3/4 of my bet back. 4th race bet $6 Exacta/boxed won $64.20. 5th race same bet and won $22.50, missed on the 6th but my horse's came in 1st & 3rd. Won again on the 7th with a $12 Exacta/boxed and won $89.50. The 9th race my horse's came in 1st, 3rd & 4th, and the 10th I had 2nd and 4 place finishes. Even when I didn't win I still picked good horse's who placed well.
We took Frank and his girlfriend Renee with us. I made two types of brownies to bring along. It s a pot luck, so there is all sorts of food. The last two years I was so careful because of watching everything I ate. Because I have been injured since Nov. and gained weight some back, not good but oh well. I am not following the plan at the moment so I did have some of the goodies that I would normally walk away from. In a small way it was nice not have to worry about what went into my mouth.

Took Phred out for a walk earlier but it started to rain, again. Now NASCAR is on hold until the weather improves. My cousin Paul is over in Fontana and sent me a FB picture he took that said "Wish you were here". I really wanted to go but glad now I didn't go. It is most likely pretty cool out that way. It suppose to rain pretty hard and not let up until tomorrow. I have another friend who lives north of the Los Angeles in Simi Valley and he said it is pouring right now. I think they are going to call the race cause it just starting to pour here too.
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    Wow! Well done on the horse picks!!
    So sorry about your crummy weather -hope it improves soon!
    Just a note -after working so hard to lose the weight -why just throw it all away and regain it because of an injury? Speaking from vast experience -in the past, after every surgery I had my weight would get up there- I lived a true rollercoaster of losing and gaining, working extra hard to get it off then gain it all right back after the next surgery. Its not fun, and I was getting tired of it. I finally learned, even if I can't exercise, that is not an excuse to regain the weight. Tracking and keeping in my calorie range when the Fitness Tracker is set to zero really does work..I have kept the weight off through my worst year of three surgeries. So think twice before you let all your hard work go out the window..
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    emoticon You sure know how to pick a winner! emoticon
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