SparkPeople Swimming for Cardio Team Messageboard This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level. SparkPeople Swimming for Cardio Team Messageboard Team Chat Week 7/21/21! We’re late for a chat week beginning lol! <BR> <BR> Hello teammates! I’ve been insanely busy between working (paid work) and the new house. Yesterday I finished replacing all of the outlets, then the covers, whew! There were 59 outlets in the house…there were outlets everywhere! There is a little 10x10 bedroom that had 6 of them! 59 total for the house. <BR> <BR> We are getting very close to being able to rent it out, which I’m looking forward to! It’s been close to a hundred degrees down t... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:41:39 EST Team Chat Week of 7/5/21!! Hi all! <BR> <BR> Only a little over a month to go with this version of SparkPeople. I'm gonna miss my interactions here. I'm not gonna miss all the advertising tho :) <BR> <BR> I had one hell of a stomach virus hit me on Sunday night. I'll spare you the details but it was hours of distress. Slept most of the day yesterday and would like to sleep again today but have to work. <BR> <BR> No workouts on the horizon for me the early part of the week. Maybe later. Right now I'm just still... Tue, 6 Jul 2021 10:33:44 EST Team Chat Week of 6/28/21!! Good Morning! Hope everyone had a good weekend. We had dance recital here and it was a lot of fun!! It was so much fun to share the stage with Sydney again. <BR> <BR> I'm allegedly off work today but I have some work to do and a meeting to attend at noon. That's annoying but part of the job right now. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I go into the city for meetings and I'm staying over to have dinner with a colleague who's also turned into a good friend. I'm excited!!! <BR> <BR> Tonight I'll go... Mon, 28 Jun 2021 08:03:42 EST Team Chat Week of 6/21/21!! Hi all! I'm gonna keep chatting here until we can't anymore. I've also joined on the FB page. I don't feel a need to post a chat thread there, I suppose we can just chat. <BR> <BR> Things here are OK. Lots of changes as always. Work is going through some changes with a potential buyer for the parent company and a merger of my company with a sister company. My job is changing for sure, and I don't know exactly what it means yet, but everyone wants to keep me around, so that's good. I'm... Mon, 21 Jun 2021 14:31:24 EST Team Chat Week of 6/14/21!!!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was pretty good!! Worked on the gardens, worked out, had some great seafood for dinner last night, so all in all it was nice. <BR> <BR> I'm planning on two days in the office this week. Looking forward to it! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day and week!! Mon, 14 Jun 2021 08:36:52 EST Team Chat Week of 6/7/21!! Good Morning! Happy Monday!! I hope everyone had a good weekend!! I visited my parents again to pick up Sydney who spent the week last week with her grandparents. She had a nice if somewhat boring week. I think it was nice for her to do things at a slower speed, catch up on sleep, etc. Now she's back and starting a job this week, which is great because she needs to keep understanding how hard work can pay off financially. <BR> <BR> The world is definitely coming back to normal. It's v... Mon, 7 Jun 2021 10:23:24 EST Team Chat Week of 5/31/21!! Hi! Guess I missed yesterday because of the holiday! <BR> <BR> Just getting myself together today. Getting organized for a short week. <BR> <BR> I'll come by later to catch up on last week and to chat. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!! Tue, 1 Jun 2021 08:48:28 EST Team Chat Week of 5/24/21!!! Hi all! I got sidetracked yesterday with work and didn't start the chat! I hope everyone had a nice weekend and is ready for the week leading up to the unofficial start of summer! It was so hot here over the weekend, and then yesterday it was cold. Lots of temp swings this time of year. <BR> <BR> I was dealing with a very sick dog last week, with a pretty clear indication that he has cancer, although the xray didn't show it and I wasn't ready to spend even more money to find out he has s... Tue, 25 May 2021 10:42:02 EST Team Chat Week of 5/17/21!!! Hi all!!! This week I get my kid back from college!!! Yay!!! She's going to come to the Y with me and we'll workout together!! <BR> <BR> Life is good, mostly. :) <BR> <BR> Have an ACTIVE and FUN day and week!!! Mon, 17 May 2021 09:58:13 EST Team Chat Week of 5/10/21!!!! Good Morning! Did I tell you I finally go to the pool again?! It was lovely. I'm going to strive for once a week to keep my workout routine interesting. <BR> <BR> Have a great week! I'll come back later to chat! Mon, 10 May 2021 07:44:22 EST Team Chat Week of 5/3/21!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I did. It was very pretty and we spent some time sitting with our bees and enjoying their activity yesterday. <BR> <BR> This week has a lot of work but all good stuff, nothing too strange. I'm back to my routine of going to the Y for workouts after taking a short break for my staycation! I'm looking forward to it! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!! Mon, 3 May 2021 06:48:44 EST Team Chat Week of 4/26/21!!! Good Morning!!! I'm on vacation most of this week and I'm super happy to not have to engage with work people most of this week. I'll have to work this morning for a few reasons, but not this afternoon through Thursday. Yay!! <BR> <BR> I'm not going anywhere or doing anything special. Just working on the garden, working out, some cooking, some workouts at the Y, etc. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I continue to try to make this relationship work. The struggle is real, but maybe we made a little bi... Mon, 26 Apr 2021 08:01:20 EST Team Chat Week of 4/19/21!! Good morning!!! It's a new work week and it looks like it's going to be a pretty day. It's pretty chilly now, but the sun is bright in the sky and the clouds from the weekend have cleared out. <BR> <BR> Yesterday after the HIIT strength workout at the Y we went over to some local trails so hubby could ride his bike and I could hike. While hiking, really it was just walking, I decided to commit to a better eating plan. I do pretty well, but I've been drinking way too much during the last ... Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:42:25 EST Team Chat Week of 4/12/21!! Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine wasn't bad, until the fight last night. We fight all the time. It's exhausting and boring by now. <BR> <BR> This week I think I'll be able to get back to the pool!! The lanes seem to be available more often, so that's nice! I'm still taking the group exercise classes and they're fun too. <BR> <BR> Have a great week! I'll be back later to chat! Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:37:49 EST Team Chat Week of 4/5/21!! Hi all!! I hope everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Easter for those that celebrate! I got to play the town Easter Bunny on Saturday and it was just so much fun!!! <BR> <BR> Quick start to the thread here. I'll be back soon to check in! Mon, 5 Apr 2021 12:44:55 EST Team Chat Week of 3/29/21!! Hi all! I can't believe it's already the end of March. Time is flying by!! I had a nice weekend of travel to see Sydney and then a dance comp on Sunday. It was fun to watch the kids even without Sydney. <BR> <BR> Today I feel a bit off, really tired, maybe just too much in one weekend! Hopefully I feel better later. <BR> <BR> I need a renewed focus on healthy food and exercise. I feel like I just haven't been focused enough in the last few months. Spring is a time of renewal so I wi... Mon, 29 Mar 2021 08:32:43 EST Team Chat Week of 3/22/21!! Hi all! I've been having so much fun getting to the Y and doing the group exercise classes. I haven't been able to get pool times yet, but they seem to be getting better as the lanes are now open to two people at the same time, so now 12 can register instead of 6. Plus I think the New Year resolution people are done!! <BR> <BR> Spring has sprung here!! The weather is very nice and hopefully soon we get some leaves on the trees! That usually doesn't happen until April though, which is go... Mon, 22 Mar 2021 07:10:27 EST Team Chat Week of 3/15/21!!! Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was nice up until about 6 pm last night when I got into another long fight with my husband. He's exhausting. I thought things were going better but clearly not. Ugh. <BR> <BR> On an up note, it's a beautiful day! Very sunny and bright. It's also very cold today. We had that taste of spring last week and it was such a tease. <BR> <BR> I've been consistently going to the Y for the group exercise as it's so much easier to get in t... Mon, 15 Mar 2021 10:26:07 EST Team Chat Week of 3/8/21!!!! Happy Monday!! Things are going well here!! Quick start to the thread then I'll come back and check in a bit more later! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Spring is right around the corner! Mon, 8 Mar 2021 09:30:36 EST Team Chat Week of 3/1/21!!! Happy March!! I'm happy to start a new month. Jan and Feb are always dreary here but they also seem to fly by. <BR> <BR> I'm really unable at this point to get into the pool, it's just so complex the way they have the scheduling, that I've switched it up to group exercise classes! I'm enjoying being with other people, even if I don't know them, and working out this way. <BR> <BR> Maybe once it's warmer and lighter it will be easier to get to the pool again. <BR> <BR> Carol, the work you... Mon, 1 Mar 2021 07:06:32 EST Team Chat Week of 2/22/21!!! It’s Monday again! This month seems like it’s flying by! <BR> <BR> My husband got vaccinated yesterday! His arm is sore, but that’s about his only reaction. They opened up tier 1b (agricultural and food industry) for those over 65. I don’t know how long it will take to get them all vaccinated, but I’m in the next tier! Come on vaccine! <BR> <BR> I have to go into work at the processing plant starting March 1st and I’d really prefer to have been vaccinated by then, but I think it will take l... Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:41:34 EST Team Chat Week of 2/15/21!! Good Morning!! I'm enjoying a holiday from work today! And I'm going to do my best not to work either! I'm going to work out later, do some clean up around the house, maybe a little more garden planning and just relaxing. <BR> <BR> I hope you guys are having a great day!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 15 Feb 2021 08:35:33 EST Team Chat Week of 2/8/21!! Hi all!! Just a quick hello so we only have one thread. I'll come back later to chat! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to get to the pool this week!! It's a challenge with the way it's scheduled. Mon, 8 Feb 2021 09:51:27 EST Team Chat week of 2/1/21!! I love fun dates like this! But, can you believe it’s February?! <BR> <BR> Yes, Jen, getting a garden going is so much fun! I just bought 5 more bare root, dwarf fruit trees yesterday! We finished building/painting 32 x 2 foot raised beds for Tom so he can grow vegetables. We put a 16 ft arbor with deer fence around it. We have another raised bed that’s 65 ft long x 6 ft that has strawberries, pomegranates and fig trees. I need to buy another 50 strawberry plants to finish filling it. <BR> ... Mon, 1 Feb 2021 12:49:40 EST Team Chat Week of 1/25/21!!! Good Morning!! I've be ridiculously busy with work the last two weeks. I'm happy to have a little breather this week! <BR> <BR> I haven't been able to get to the pool because it's always full but I'll keep trying as I'd like to go twice a week. <BR> <BR> I'll have to catch up with what's going on with everyone this week!! I hope everyone is good. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!! Mon, 25 Jan 2021 07:24:00 EST Team Chat Week of 1/18/21! Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> We spent a lot of good time playing in the yard this morning. My car is acting up though, so we had to stay within walking distance. It's always something! <BR> <BR> I've been periodically checking in on the news but I try not to stay with it long. I just hope this week goes as smoothly as it can Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:30:36 EST home pool or community pool? This is my first time posting to this forum. <BR> A little background before my question: My mother ran a swimming school from home so having an indoor pool is familiar to me. Mom managed the pool so I don't have specific skill in maintaining one but I know it is a commitment. I started swimming at a community indoor pool in July. I had never gotten into swimming laps before, but I am seriously hooked now. The community pool is about a half hour drive from my home. My husband and I are ... Sun, 17 Jan 2021 01:09:37 EST Team Chat Week of 1/11/21! Where is Heather!? <BR> <BR> Well...I’m home quarantining in our guest room after being exposed to Covid - sigh. I got a test this morning and hopefully it won’t take too long to come back. I was wearing a mask and social distancing, so it may be okay. I went in to interview a plant controller with the owner and the production manager. The production manager tested positive yesterday and the owner called me late yesterday to deliver the news. We ended up hiring the plant controller I brought... Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:31:12 EST Team Chat Week of 1/4/21!!! 2020 is SO Over! <BR> <BR> I think we can all be happy that 2020 is over and we're starting fresh! Well...okay, we have some political ridiculousness to get through and then it's smooth sailing! Right?! <BR> <BR> Over the last couple of days, I pulled out about 2 truckloads of ice plant! I also got about 50 plants plated. I need to buy a couple of dwarf fruit trees, but I put in a bunch of rosemary (bush and creeper), 3 types of lavender, lantana and other flowering bushes. I'm excited for ... Mon, 4 Jan 2021 18:34:25 EST Team Chat Week of 12/28/20!!! Well here we are at the end of a very long year. I was so looking forward to 2020 for all of the changes both personal and professional and of course almost nothing happened the way we had planned. Yet, we are healthy and safe and very lucky to have the life we have. <BR> <BR> I'm getting myself to the pool today. It's so hard to make the appointment that I don't know if I'll do this again anytime soon, but we'll see how it goes. It's so hard for me to make myself swim in the winter. <BR... Mon, 28 Dec 2020 08:57:45 EST Team Chat Week of 12/21/20!!! Good Morning! Happy holiday week. Today I'm going to have lunch with my staff. But first I have to let go the guy I just hired in Nov because he can't do this job. Ugh. <BR> <BR> I'm going to enjoy this week as much as possible. I'm telling you, having enough money to buy stuff, even if it's not a lot of stuff, makes life a lot more relaxed. I didn't realize how awful it had been the last 4 years or so until now when I have some free cash. The contrast is amazing. That said, I real... Mon, 21 Dec 2020 07:28:18 EST Team Chat Week of 12/14/20!!! Well here we are, mid-December already!!! What I thought was going to be such a great year with end of high school activities and graduation and kid going off to college, and attending football games and parent weekend, etc., has not turned out quite as I thought it would. In fact, it's been really rough of course! I know this year has been hard for everyone and in comparison to what a lot of others are going through I have it easy. But it's still been hard for me too! <BR> <BR> Hang in... Mon, 14 Dec 2020 07:30:26 EST Team Chat Week of 12/7/20!! Good morning and happy Monday! <BR> <BR> I'm post quickly so we don't get a double Mon, 7 Dec 2020 11:05:44 EST Team Chat Week of 11/30/20!! Hi all!!! I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I actually unplugged a bit and had a really nice time with my family. We got the outside of our house decorated with some really pretty garlands we put together from roping we got at the local nursery and we put up a bunch of lights to help lighten up the month. We'll do the inside probably the weekend of the 12th. We don't like the tree up too early because my hubby likes it up through Epiphany, which was he's mom's tradition. <BR> ... Mon, 30 Nov 2020 07:03:08 EST Team Chat Week of 11/23/20!!! Hey there! I was still posting on last weeks’ chat until I realized it was Monday - lol <BR> <BR> We keep getting these wind swells that last an hour and my wind chimes all start ringing...then it dies down. We had lots of clouds, but now we have none. It’s very strange. There’s no rain any time soon. It’s still getting up into the seventies which is nice, but it’s getting down in the upper forties at night - brrrrr. <BR> <BR> I’ve been making ornaments and jewelry for my Visionary company... Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:22:50 EST Team Chat Week of 11/16/20!!! Well, I didn't get a chat thread started yesterday, so here we are today! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well. I'm just crazy busy with stuff, but happy. I've dropped some weight which I gained due to my period. Peri-menopause is tough sometimes!! <BR> <BR> Have a great week!!! Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:31:52 EST Team Chat Week of 11/9/20!! Hi all! Clearly I've been busy!! Work is very busy, but so exciting with our new COO. I'm thrilled about her!! She's going to bring life an vitality to our company and that's a GREAT thing!! <BR> <BR> On the personal front, I realized over the weekend I've put on 15 pounds since August. I guess I put on the freshman 15 even though I didn't go to school with Sydney!!! Focus now on making better choices. <BR> <BR> Sydney's doing great at school but is coming home a week earlier than pla... Tue, 10 Nov 2020 06:40:58 EST Team Chat Week of 11/2/20!! Good morning folks! No thread and it's Wednesday so I thought I'd get it started <BR> <BR> I hope you all are hanging in there this week and staying sane/healthy. I'm trying to stay mostly offline but that's a big ask lol. Wed, 4 Nov 2020 08:10:40 EST Team Chat Week of 10/26/20!! Hi guys!!! Hope everyone is good! I'm hanging in there with all the work but trying to enjoy some semblance of a normal life! <BR> <BR> Quick start because I'm late! I'll check in later to chat. Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:57:11 EST Team Chat Week of 10/19/20!!! Good Morning!! I hope you guys had a nice weekend and are ready for the new week. <BR> <BR> I'm working like crazy through audit but should be in good shape by the end of the week. <BR> <BR> Sydney surprised us with a visit home this weekend! She took a bus from Syracuse to NY Port Authority then a commuter bus out to the bus stop I use when I commute, then a friend picked her up and brought her home! She honestly spent most of the weekend with her friends, but it was still nice to have ... Mon, 19 Oct 2020 07:43:59 EST Team Chat Week of 10/12/20!!!! Good Morning!!! Quick start here as I have a meeting in 4 minutes! <BR> <BR> I had a lovely weekend and I hope you guys did too. It's rainy and dreary today here, but we had such a pretty weekend that it's hard to complain. We could use some rain! <BR> <BR> Have a great day and I'll be back later to chat!! Mon, 12 Oct 2020 08:27:25 EST Team Chat Week of 10/5/20!! Good Morning!! I hope you all had a great weekend. The weather here is beautiful and we're having a nice fall so far. <BR> <BR> It'll be a busy week here getting the year closed out, but we're focused and ready! I'm aiming to get to the pool once this week. I could use the respite from work. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 5 Oct 2020 07:29:13 EST Team Chat Week of 9/28/20!!! I'm starting the chat of the week...hopefully we don't double post. <BR> <BR> I can tell we've all been very busy! Yesterday I did paid work for about 7 hours and then we went on an awesome kayak adventure! There's a river here that hubby wanted to try out. I was skeptical because...well, river and central California don't really go together. We call lots of dry beds and tiny creeks rivers. I thought we'd be walking the kayak, but it turns out it's a gorgeous river!!! We ended up being so en... Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:55:19 EST Team Chat Week of 9/21/20!!! Hi all!! Busy day here, just got a moment to post this, and it's the end of the workday! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is good. I'm gonna get to the pool once this week! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!!! Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:57:19 EST Team Chat Week of 9/14/20!!!!! Good Morning!!! I totally missed doing this yesterday! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a good week so far. I'm super busy but happy! Missing my kid and trying to still be mom to my kid who's having some stress at school. She's just settling in and finding the work is a lot and she needs support. I'm happy to do it! I miss her and love her. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I get to the pool this week!! <BR> <BR> Have an ACTIVE and FUN week!!! Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:52:43 EST Team Chat Week of 9/7/20!!! Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! <BR> <BR> I've enjoyed myself quite a bit! One more day of fun, with a little work thrown in! <BR> <BR> It's back to the pool for me this week too! The last two weeks were quite a lot of work getting the budget over the finish line, but we're there and so now back to a little more me time. <BR> <BR> I'm adjusting pretty well to the empty nest. I still miss Sydney a lot, but it's easier and I'm finding my way to things that I ... Mon, 7 Sep 2020 08:32:38 EST Team Chat Week of 8/31/20!! Hi all!! Can you believe it's already the end of August?! Time flies, even during a pandemic. <BR> <BR> We had an incredible weekend in Syracuse. It was so lovely to see Sydney for dinner both nights. We explored the city on Saturday so we could get the lay of the land and look for other fun things to do! We wore masks, stayed away from the few folks on the streets, and enjoyed the downtown which is small but clean and nice. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a productive week and a nice hol... Mon, 31 Aug 2020 10:18:44 EST Team Chat Week of 8/24/20!!! Hi guys!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I swam both days and I can already measure some improvement over the first time I went a few weeks ago. Also, it just feels great!! <BR> <BR> It'll be a busy week so that's good. And then this weekend we're going to visit Sydney!! Haha. She's facetimed me almost every day that she's been gone and now she says it's ok to come visit. Maybe this won't be so bad afterall!! <BR> <BR> Jen, I'm glad you got some beach time over the weekend! <BR... Mon, 24 Aug 2020 07:59:44 EST Team Chat Week of 8/17/20!!! Hi folks! I though I'd get a thread started. I'll post real quick in hopes we don't get doubles... Mon, 17 Aug 2020 14:48:45 EST Team Chat Week of 8/10/20!!! Good Morning!! Started my day with lots of meetings, so just getting going here! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was filled with work and some fun. <BR> <BR> Have a great day and week!!! I'll be back later to chat. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:54:27 EST Team Chat Week of 8/3/20!!! Hi everyone!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I swam Saturday and loved it! I took Sunday and today off, and want to go tomorrow but also we are getting a tropical storm so not sure about power, etc. Maybe I'll try to swim this evening! <BR> <BR> Well, two weeks from today is the day we move Sydney into her dorm. I think I'm finally ready for it. I'm starting to begin to see life with her not living here and you know, I think it's going to be good for me. I have put a lot of bloo... Mon, 3 Aug 2020 09:21:52 EST Team Chat Week of 7/27/20!! Hi all. I SWAM this morning!!! It was FANTASTIC!!!! <BR> <BR> Just a short start here, realize it's late and don't want two threads! I'll be back shortly. Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:10:24 EST Team Chat Week of 7/20/20!!!! Good Morning!!! So much going on here, some good, some challenging, but it's a new week and I'm attacking it with as much energy as I can!! <BR> <BR> I'll be back in a bit when I can gather my thoughts a bit more. :) <BR> <BR> Have a great morning!! Mon, 20 Jul 2020 08:08:30 EST Team Chat Week of 7/13/20!!! Good Morning!!! Hope everyone had a great weekend, either of fun or work (Carol)! I enjoyed myself quite a bit at the beach. I even got to sit by myself for about a half hour after everyone else went up to the room. It was a slice of heaven! <BR> <BR> The 5 girls had a bit of drama but I kind of expected some. It wasn't like middle school drama though. It was reasonable. <BR> <BR> Busy work week here so I'm diving right in. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT day!!!! Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:06:09 EST Team Chat Week of 7/6/20!! Good Morning!!! I've escaped to my office in the city for a few hours today. I'm so happy to be out of my house! <BR> <BR> I'll check back in later. Just wanted to get the week kicked off here!! Mon, 6 Jul 2020 10:26:11 EST Team Chat Week of 6/29/20!!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great week! I'm gonna do some catching up later this morning. I was able to disconnect a while for a vacation at home, and that was so nice!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!!! Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:08:40 EST Team Chat Week of 6/22/20!!! Hi fishies!!! I'm off to the beach today with my girl and I'm so excited!!!! I won't actually swim, it'll be way to cold for me, but I'll wade and sunbathe and sit and read.....oh wow, I'm so excited!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day!!! Mon, 22 Jun 2020 06:21:09 EST Team Chat Week of 6/15/20!! Hi guys!! Late start here so saying hi quick so we at least have a thread. <BR> <BR> I'll be back later! I'm in the city today! Yay!!! Mon, 15 Jun 2020 11:19:50 EST Team Chat Week of 6/8/20!! Hi guys!! Late start here so just a quick hello to avoid two threads!!! <BR> <BR> Be back soon to catch up. Mon, 8 Jun 2020 13:01:28 EST Team Chat Week of 6/1/20!!! Hi!! It's June, can you believe it?! <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful day here and I'm getting myself ready for a few meetings this morning, then a lighter afternoon. I hope I can get out for a nice walk later!! <BR> <BR> There's just so much going on in the world and in my life, as in all of yours, that I just have a lot I want to share and comment on, but I'll have to come back in a bit and do that! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!!!! (some thing never change) :) Mon, 1 Jun 2020 07:35:04 EST Team Chat week of 5/25/20! Well, I hope we don't double post, but it's ten o'clock here. I'm working on the end of the irrigation project and then I'm going to do some "work" work. Then I have a whole batch of cloned plants to move out of the "baby" house and cut new ones to put in to root. It's fun being farmer Carol! <BR> <BR> I will say that doing projects with my husband has been a new learning experience in communications for both of us! Being together 24/7 is a big dose of communications experience - haha. I'll ... Mon, 25 May 2020 13:09:44 EST Team Chat Week of 5/18/20!! And it's a new week! I thought I'd get the thread started real quick. Hopefully we don't get double posts. Mon, 18 May 2020 11:55:47 EST Team Chat Week of 5/11/20!! Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day or just Sunday!! I had a weekend filled with work. Have a lot to get done for a meeting this week, and we never would have gotten it all done in time had we not worked Saturday (and I worked yesterday). <BR> <BR> Sydney had a lovely idea and went out yesterday and got bagel sandwiches for Mother's Day breakfast!! I was so happy!!! We did a little quick shopping at Wal Mart for some food and for some sewing materials for her and the... Mon, 11 May 2020 08:21:18 EST Team Chat Week of 5/4/20!!! Hi everyone!!! Hope your week has started off great. <BR> <BR> Hubby had a run in, literally, with his table saw this weekend and I spent Saturday night slightly panicked outside in the parking lot while he was inside getting stitched up. I felt like I was dropping him off in a war zone. Man, the last place you want to be right now is anywhere near a hospital. <BR> <BR> He's going to be fine. We saw the doc by telemed this morning and he said it looks ok for now. We go in next Tuesday ... Mon, 4 May 2020 12:02:05 EST Team Chat Week of 4/27/20!!! Hi all!!! Here we are, the last week of April. Those of us in the northeast and midwest are pining for some sun and warmth......hang in there guys, it's coming!!! In fact, the forecast for tomorrow is very nice here so I'll hang onto that through this gray day. <BR> <BR> We've also been doing projects! Nothing quite as ambitious as Carol's, but we're re-doing our mudroom which has needed it for years. We also had a dumpster delivered so hubby can clean out the crap that's all over our y... Mon, 27 Apr 2020 08:25:41 EST Team Chat Week of 4/20/20!!! Hey, today is a fun date!!! At least we have that........ <BR> <BR> Day is not starting great as our server has gone down again and I can't get work done....... <BR> <BR> Hopefully it improves from here!! I'll workout later, and that always helps my mood. Maybe the sun will come out too. <BR> <BR> Have a great day!!! Mon, 20 Apr 2020 10:49:19 EST Team Chat Week of 4/13/20!! Good Morning! Week 5 of working remotely starts today. This is getting old, but we really have no other choice at the moment. <BR> <BR> I've managed to maintain my weight. I think starting today I'll start focusing on losing a pound a week again. There's no real reason I can't do that! <BR> <BR> Hang in there people!! We'll come out on the other side of this virus soon!! Keep on taking care of yourselves!! <BR> <BR> Have a good healthy week!! Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:37:57 EST Team Chat Week of 4/6/20!! Hi all! Things are going well here, so far we are all well and healthy. Work is keeping me very busy during the week. Yesterday I didn't feel great and spent nearly the whole day just sitting on my couch. I never do that!!! I think I needed a day of rest. <BR> <BR> We bought a sewing machine Saturday and Sydney has been making masks. She's been very productive! <BR> <BR> It's another day of work for me. Just trying to keep focused on regular work and rhythms of life as best I can. <B... Mon, 6 Apr 2020 08:16:45 EST Team Chat Week of 3/30/20!!! I hope we don't double post! But it's almost noon on the west coast... <BR> <BR> AND I'm happy that I'm back on US soil! We are renting a car in San Diego and will make the 7 hour drive home. The cruise was awesome. Oh, I gotta go. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:52:44 EST Team Chat Week of 3/23/20 What a weird week. And it's just getting weirder. We are sheltering in place essentially. I'm not leaving this house if I don't absolutely have to. I'm working to make sure my people are getting work done as best we can. I'm trying to help my non-profit client manage through this, and their lack of business knowledge is kind of painful. <BR> <BR> Carol, the comment you made about the people not taking this seriously really is so bothersome. I mean, I know they are out there, but they a... Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:13:22 EST Team Chat Week of 3/23/20!!! Good morning fishies! I thought I'd get us going this morning. I had my lovely swim work out and now I'm cooling down. The pool is too warm, but I'm not complaining. <BR> <BR> One week to go until we land in San Diego! We're in Peru and tonight we stop to refuel and then continue on. There still aren't any virus cases aboard and we're all starting to feel lucky. It's been 10 days since a port, so we may make it! Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:27:43 EST Team Chat Week of 3/16/20!! Well, the world seems to have changed quite a bit over the weekend. Schools and businesses closed. Everyone trying to work remotely. No food or paper or cleaning products in the stores. It's very strange!! <BR> <BR> I'm in the office for a few hours. Height of rush hour on a Monday and there were maybe 10 people on my 57 person bus. Made it easy to stay away from people!! <BR> <BR> Had another difficult night with the husband last night. Seems we can go maybe three days without a blo... Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:09:21 EST Team Chat Week of 3/9/20!! Hi all. Busy Monday yesterday, no chance to say hello!! <BR> <BR> My trip to Ireland has been cancelled. I'm so sad.......I wish I could just use the airline ticket and still go myself, as the ticket is non-refundable and likely I can't use it. Maybe I can change the ticket, but since the conference is still not rescheduled, I think not. <BR> <BR> So, other than that, everyone is in a real tizzy over this virus. It's annoying. I'm sure it's probably worse than I want to believe it is... Tue, 10 Mar 2020 08:51:02 EST Team Chat Week of 3/2/20! <img src=""> <BR> Toucans in the jungle! This was taken off our balcony at Iguazu...isn’t that amazing?! <BR> <BR> I figured I’d start the thread since I’d probably forget if I wait any later (it’s 11 am here). I’m sitting at the pool on our cruise ship in Buenos Aires! It’s about 80 degrees out and the pool is a perfect temperature. I keep getting in and out. I have to be careful about getting anymore sun on my ... Mon, 2 Mar 2020 09:13:41 EST Team Chat Week 2/24/20 Hello from Argentina! We're off to go swim in the infinity pool!!! <BR> <BR> I think I'll save this and then try to come back and post a picture. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:19:09 EST Team Chat Week of 2/10/20!!! Good Morning!!! Wow, the commute was long today. But getting in the office and hitting the ground running for month end close. <BR> <BR> I worked on client stuff this weekend, and I didn't work out at all. I'm maintaining the weight, which is good, but not losing. Plateau in February, it's OK. I'll break through it soon!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone!! Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:14:57 EST Team Chat Week of 2/3/20! I’ll make this quick or we’ll likely double post! I’m in Tucson for the annual gem show and it’s been beautiful weather-wise - it’s supposed to be in the 70s today! We’re going to go back so that we can look at some other colors of calcite that we may buy. They have 20 lb boxes for $40 (which is more than I want to pay) but it only comes out to $2.60 a sq ft so it’s really not too bad. I bought a box of beautiful blue and they have green and yellow. I was going to put agates on the bottom of ... Mon, 3 Feb 2020 10:04:11 EST Team Chat Week of 1/27/20!!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone's having a great Monday so far!!! <BR> <BR> We had a super busy weekend of dance stuff. It was amazing to see her back on that stage!! I'm taking every one of these performances as an unexpected gift. <BR> <BR> My friend at work finally came out to me by text over the weekend. I'm so glad he finally just told me. Now we get on with being friends and working together. Yes, he works for me, and yes, if there's an issue we'll deal with it, but he's not the ... Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:55:19 EST Team Chat Week of 1/20/20!!! Good morning everyone!! I hope the weekend was great. Mine was interesting......some work, some play, not enough rest!! <BR> <BR> I'm staying over tonight in the city because of a meeting tomorrow. No big plans, just an easy dinner and early to bed. I'm beat already! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!! Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:54:58 EST Team Chat Week of 1/13/20!!!! Hi all!! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was mostly relaxing for a change...... <BR> <BR> I'll come back and catch up later, this morning we have a lot of work to bang through quickly. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!!! Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:31:59 EST Team Chat Week of 1/6/19!!! Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was busy as usual, but also nice and relaxing. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a positive and busy week. Continuing my steady weight loss and getting to my goal in by the end of March. My clothes are falling off me! I'm down into clothes I haven't work for years but held on to. Glad I did, because I don't want to buy clothes now, and then have to buy a whole lot more in just a few months. <BR> <BR> Have a great week!! Mon, 6 Jan 2020 16:27:32 EST 2020 Set-Your Own-Goal or 100 Mile Swim Challenge When posting your results, please copy/paste this paragraph and the results below from the most recent post in the thread (not necessarily your own last post). Then add your information or edit/update it. That way, we can keep everything together and stay accurate. Post as frequently as you'd like and please feel free to join in at any time! Also feel free to use other units if it's easier. <BR> <BR> NAME - Total Miles/Minutes Swum in 2019 - 2019 Mile/Minutes Goal - % of Goal Completed <BR> ... Thu, 2 Jan 2020 18:18:33 EST Team Chat Week of 12/30/19!!! Hi all! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday week. I don't have any big plans for New Year's Eve, which is good because I'm kinda tired from all the parties and people. <BR> <BR> I'm so looking forward to 2020. The last 5 years have provided a bit too many professional and personal challenges. The next year is going to be so full of change, and also fun. My baby is going to graduate high school and go to college! I'm getting to travel to Ireland, London and India for work, and... Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:48:17 EST Merry Christmas Swimmers 12/25/19!!! Hi all! No one has been around to start a thread because we're all so busy! But I have a few moments today and I wanted to just come by and say Merry Christmas. No matter what you do or how you do or don't celebrate, I hope today is a day filled with family and love and low drama. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the holiday season! Wed, 25 Dec 2019 11:59:37 EST Team Chat Week of 12/16/19!! Good morning all!! I had a super busy but fun weekend. I'll chat more later but I'm super late getting this posted so I wanted to get it done before we double post!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone!! Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:18:33 EST Team Chat Week of 12/9/19!! Good morning fishies! I figured I start the thread since I'm up and having breakfast. I need to be super efficient these next couple of days because we leave for Florida on Wednesday and won't be back until two days before Christmas! We're going on a Caribbean cruise with my sister and best friend so it will be a fantastic trip! It means I have to wrap the rest of my gifts and get the house ready for the kids to come home! <BR> <BR> Hopefully we won't double post today! Heather, did you have... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 08:08:03 EST Team Chat Week of 12/2/19!! Good Morning! We have quite a nasty winter weather event here in my neck of the woods. Snow and ice since yesterday mid-day, and continuing until tomorrow morning it seems. I'm so glad I can work from home! <BR> <BR> I had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend, and I hope you did too. I sold a bunch of stuff on Saturday and had a fantastic day! It was sunny and bright, and not too cold. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great day and week!! Mon, 2 Dec 2019 09:21:38 EST Just Keep Swimming! Just keep swimming! <em>237</em> Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:45:38 EST Team Chat Week of 11/25/19!!!! Good Morning!!! The day got off to a fast start here at work, and so I'm just getting going on the thread here. <BR> <BR> I had a great show on Saturday! I can't believe how much I sold for such a small show. It was helpful to have returning customers looking for me! I sold 6 ornaments Carol. If I was going to the big show this coming weekend, I'm certain I'd sell a lot more. And I know I'll sell a bunch at the next show Dec 8. People really loved them, even if they didn't buy. And t... Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:04:46 EST Team Chat Week of 11/18/19!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! <BR> <BR> The ornaments Carol made for me to sell at my craft fairs arrived and they are stunning. I just sat on Friday evening after I got home and slowly opened all of the bags they came in to admire all of them. We ordered a tree ornament stand to display them and I know they will make the booth look festive! Hopefully we sell a bunch of them as well! I have three shows over the next three weekends and I'm really looking forw... Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:26:19 EST Team Chat Week of 11/11/19! Happy Veteran's Day and thank you to all who have served this country. We are grateful for you!! <BR> <BR> There's a big parade in the city today, so that should be interesting. I may venture out, just to be a part of it at lunch time! Although I just found out the President will be around, so maybe I won't attend. Not really because I dislike him, but because President's can tend to bring out weirdos in the crowds. <BR> <BR> I had a great weekend, and I suppose I'm ready for the week... Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:59:07 EST Team Chat Week of 11/4/19!!! Good Morning!! I had an epic three day weekend. Friday night was senior parent night at the football game where the school honored all senior fall athletes and band members and their parents. The cheerleading team also provided sashes with Senior 2020 and their names, tiaras and flowers. It was adorable. I choke up again thinking about it. This ride has been a lot of fun, and I know more fun is to come, but this time of knowing all of her friends, many of them since kindergarten, is goi... Mon, 4 Nov 2019 09:02:28 EST Team Chat Week of 10/28/19!!! Good Morning!! Wow, I really had a terrible night of sleep and a really hard time getting up this morning. But I had a great weekend so I'll try to bring that positive vibe into the week. <BR> <BR> I think I'll take a walk at lunch to help with the blood circulation and to keep my mood upbeat. <BR> <BR> I'll be back later to chat. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 28 Oct 2019 09:16:05 EST Team Chat Week of 10/21/19!!! Good morning all!! I'm off to a good start to the week and I'm pretty happy. I had a busy and productive weekend, with also some relaxing time. I pretty much like to be busy all the time, it really does make me happy. I get antsy just sitting around watching TV or movies like my hubby seems to be able to do without any trouble. But, some down time is needed, and I got some of that over the weekend! <BR> <BR> It's going to be a busy week here at work, with some stress, but nothing unmana... Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:39:08 EST Returning Swim Cardio member Hi Heather an all! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I was on this team a couple of years ago. I have lost a lot of weight and 10 lbs from my goal weight. I have also finally officially retired and moved to the Philippines. I moved from Miami, Florida to be with my son and wife, family, my two-year-old grandson and my immediate family. (whew, that was a long one! Lol) It's rustic and beautiful. Our house is at the base of a mountain. There is a really nice public pool nearby. It is the rainy season ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:48:21 EST Team Chat Week of 10/14/19!!!! Good Morning all!!! It's a holiday for many, so traffic was very light. Yay! I'm taking a half day off and will be shopping with my kid and her friend this afternoon in the city! I hope it's fun! I'm not a huge shopping fan. :) <BR> <BR> I'm not quite 100%, but the sinus infection is slowly going away. For that I'm very grateful! <BR> <BR> I'll be getting my exercise in this afternoon by walking around the city!! Yay! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day and week!! Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:27:15 EST Team Chat Week of 10/7/19!!!! Good Morning!! It's a new week with great possibilities! We are working on closing the month and the year, so it's busy, but it's good. <BR> <BR> I still haven't gotten a doc appointment and I still think I have a sinus infection, so today for sure I'm doing Teladoc and getting an antibiotic!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone!! Mon, 7 Oct 2019 08:56:05 EST Team Chat Week of 9/30/19!! Hi everyone!! Busy day here at work. I was out Friday and it was fantastic!! <BR> <BR> I'll come back to chat tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day and week!! Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:29:31 EST Team Chat Week of 9/23/19!! Late start here! I'm fighting off some allergy symptoms and so I slept in a few extra minutes, which put me in the thick of the traffic today. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Had a super busy weekend but it was fun! Back to work today is making me feel a bit lonely because I miss my family. However, the day is flying with a lot of work to do!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone!! Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:41:02 EST Team Chat Week of 9/16/19!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Monday!!! I have to say I feel a bit off already today and I hope that isn't a sign that the day or week is going to be wonky. I think maybe I just had a really good weekend and I'm kinda sad to be back in the office.......the weekend was very nice and I got some stuff done I needed to do, and I got to relax, so maybe I'm just pining for the weekend to be back! <BR> <BR> Feeling healthy and strong, so that's good!! <BR> <BR> Carol, I saw your post about where you we... Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:43:50 EST Team Chat Week of 9/9/19!! Hi all!! Wow, it's Tuesday already! The week started out flying into the office late and not stopping until I left at 5 yesterday. Busy weekend, busy week, but it's all good!! <BR> <BR> I'll pop back in a little while to catch up. Hope everyone is having a good week!!! Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:51:27 EST Team Chat week of 9/2/19!!! Wow! September! It took me a while to realize that it's Monday! Have I said how much I LOVE being retired? Haha! <BR> <BR> We just returned from clearing out Tom's father's house to get it ready for sale. There's still so much to do! But, we have our Italian daughter coming on the 19th and don't even have a bed set up yet! It's a good thing that I'm retired because I think I'd be a little bitter over using so much PTO time to clean out their place. His family is not helping. One is trying to... Mon, 2 Sep 2019 18:30:49 EST Team Chat week of 8/26/19!!! It's Wednesday! Guess we're all out and about :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a good week Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:08:18 EST New Member I just joined Swimming for Cardio. I am 68 years old. At the age of 66 I learned to swim. When I was 17 years old, I almost drowned in a pool. Since then I became very fearful of the water and would never go near any body of water. For me, to overcome this fear and actually learn to swim is an accomplishment. I have swam in depths of 16 feet. I never thought I would do that. It is surprising to me the confidence not only in swimming but other areas of my life that I gained from learnin... Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:45:39 EST Team Chat week of 8/19/19!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. It sure is hot and humid here on the east coast. But fear not, fall is coming! Only a few more weeks of the hot weather, and I frankly am doing my best to enjoy it, because I like it a whole lot more than I like the cold!!! <BR> <BR> We sold some candles at the farmer's market yesterday, and it was fun to be there, even if it was pretty hot. <BR> <BR> My mom was in the hospital last week. My dad just told me last night. He didn't w... Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:53:49 EST Team Chat week of 8/12/19!!! Hi all!! Quick start here so we don't end up with two threads, then I'll be back to check in!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great weekend. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 12 Aug 2019 09:06:07 EST Team Chat Week of 8/5/19!! Good Morning!! I had a very nice weekend, and I'm looking forward to a short work week. I have Friday off so we can go to VT for Houston's 100 mile bike ride for charity. We are trying to fund raise the $150 required donation to the food bank, but it's always a challenge because it's so specific to VT. Usually I just make the donation, but this year I thought I'd try again, as one year I was able to raise all the funds online. I think there are so many fundraisers that no one pays attent... Mon, 5 Aug 2019 08:23:40 EST Team Chat week of 7/29/19!!! Good Morning!!! I ran in late for a meeting that started at 8, then another one at 9, so now's my first chance to say hello!! <BR> <BR> I had a great weekend, and I hope you did as well. I'll come back and chat a bit later. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Mon, 29 Jul 2019 09:40:18 EST Team Chat Week of 7/22/2019 Good Morning!! <BR> <BR> The heat wave seems to be breaking, so thank goodness for that!!! Wow, was it hot this weekend!! We did very little outside but we cooked out on the smoker, so we had very little heat added to the house. The AC works fine, so we're good there. <BR> <BR> I was going to swim yesterday, but I ended up staying at my non-profit job a bit longer than I had planned, so I didn't go to the pool. I love this little job. It's like 3 hours a week and I get paid a nice am... Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:26:54 EST Team Chat Week of 7/15/19!!! Good Morning!! Today is my baby's 17th birthday!! I can't quite believe how the time is flying by. She goes for her driver's test today and if she passes, she can drive a car all by herself!! Yikes!! <BR> <BR> It's a lovely summer day, and I wish I was at the beach, but I'll have to make do with my office!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!! Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:47:55 EST Team Chat Week of 7/8/2019!! Good Morning!! Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!! I had a great time. <BR> <BR> Jumping into work late, so I'll come back later and catch up. <BR> <BR> Carol, are you in DC yet? It's pretty hot as I understand it. Drink lots of water!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day and week!! Mon, 8 Jul 2019 09:14:18 EST Team Chat Week of 7/1/19!! Hello!! The day started out crazy, so this is the first time I've had a chance to check in. I hope everyone had nice weekends! Mine was good. <BR> <BR> Work is settling back down to a more manageable pace as the flurry of preparing for budget reporting is in a lull at the moment. <BR> <BR> And it's a holiday week! <em>283</em> <em>232</em> I have Thursday off, but I'll have to work on Friday. That's ok, I like my job! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN, ACTIVE and COOL week!!! Mon, 1 Jul 2019 15:38:37 EST just popping in to say... I had a talk with my doctor yesterday. I'm just getting over costochondritis which is latin for "the sensation of a dagger stabbing into your ribs". It kept me out of the pool for weeks. I'm finally back, yesterday was my 2nd swim since the dagger thing. I can feel it but she said that if it bothers me to alternate with some kicking drills. <BR> <BR> note: my oncologist and my surgeon both swim which is nice because they know exactly what I need to do in the pool <BR> <BR> the POINT to all... Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:18:21 EST Team Chat Week of 6/24/19!!! Good Morning!!! <BR> <BR> The job is great Carol. I just got thrown into budget preparation without any lead time, and it turned into a very long week........but I learned a lot!! And yes, I worry.......that's so true. <BR> <BR> Now I spend this week catching up on what I couldn't do last week!! It makes the day go by a lot faster with a lot to do, and I prefer that to being bored any day. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone. I'll be back later to check in!!! Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:15:28 EST Team Chat Week of 6/17/19!!! Good Morning all!! Late start here on the thread as I hit the ground running at work this morning. It turned out to be better than I anticipated, but I was stressed about a meeting I had this morning. Nothing like stress on a Monday to kind of color your weekend!! But, it turned out OK as I knew it would! <BR> <BR> Hope all is going well for everyone! I'll check back in later!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:52:07 EST Team Chat Week of 6/10/19!!! Good Morning everyone!!! It's the start of week 4 at my new job, and I'm starting to hit a good stride. I really think I finally found the right place to work. <BR> <BR> We had a nice weekend, at least hubby and I did. Sydney is having relationship issues, so it looks like she and the boyfriend are breaking up. She's heartbroken and of course there's not a thing I can do for her but be there and listen. Heartbreak is part of life and of course she wasn't going to marry this guy, so a br... Mon, 10 Jun 2019 08:32:01 EST Team Chat week of 6/3/19!!! Good morning folks :) it's June already?! <BR> <BR> Stopping in while the baby boy sleeps on me. Part of today's plan is to check out the local "Free Forest School" for a little hike in the woods. <BR> <BR> Hope you all are looking forward to a great week! Mon, 3 Jun 2019 08:22:29 EST Team Chat week of 5/27/19!!! Hi all!! I totally missed posting yesterday as I was busy enjoying my holiday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. <BR> <BR> Starting week 2 of the new job. So far, so good!! <BR> <BR> I'll check back in later when I'm at lunch! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Tue, 28 May 2019 08:05:54 EST Team Chat Week of 5/20/19!!! I think Heather is probably busy with the new job and Carol is traveling :) <BR> <BR> I'll get the thread started since I'm here! Went to the y for my first outdoor swim of the season which was glorious. The water was beautiful and being able to go midday is a fantastic perk of full time caretaking. <BR> <BR> It's suddenly very summer-level warm here today, mid 80s and humid, and we don't have the AC in yet. Sooo in mostly just hanging out and keeping the baby comfortable today :) Mon, 20 May 2019 15:29:13 EST Team Chat Week of 5/13/19!!! Good Morning!!! My start date has been moved to Wednesday because the folks I need to meet with to start out are having meetings all day today and tomorrow. So I'm enjoying a few bonus days!! <BR> <BR> Carol, your trip sounds amazing!! I'm so glad you are enjoying it. <BR> <BR> Maureen, two years ago our family went to Paris for four days, maybe it was five. We worked it around the Memorial Day holiday. We stayed in a VRBO near Sacre Coeur. It's a wonderful funky neighborhood and if y... Mon, 13 May 2019 07:46:43 EST Team Chat Week of 5/6/19!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a nice weekend!! We had two shows, and while we didn't kill it, we made some money and had some fun. Had the weather been nicer, we would definitely have done even better! <BR> <BR> I'm enjoying the heck out of my last week of vacation! I start the new job next Monday and I'm excited about it. I'm also going to have a fun week of some CPA work and some relaxing. I feel like for the first time in 4 years or so I'm settled emotionally and happy. I can... Mon, 6 May 2019 09:12:16 EST Team Chat Week of 4/29/19!!! Good morning swimmers!!! I had a great weekend, and I sold a lot of candles at the tiny show I did yesterday!! It was a pleasant surprise. I signed up for the vendor fair at my daughter's dance school just to support the dance troupe and to get to hang out with old friends. And then I sold a case and a half of candles!! That was so much fun!! <BR> <BR> Today I'm starting with accounting work, then going to the non profit to work, then to the Y and then tonight we have a night lacrosse g... Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:59:39 EST Team Chat Week of 4/22/19!!! Good morning all!! Week 2 of my long vacation between jobs starts today! So far I've worked on our candle business and worked on some client stuff. I'll keep going on that, because I need some cash flow from clients!! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling very good physically. I'm working on myself during this time for me to rest and recover somewhat from what I've been through the last few years. I knew, in my heart, if I just kept on going positively I'd get to a really positive place again. And I'm... Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:40:08 EST Team Chat Week of 4/15/19!!! Good Morning!!! I'm off work for the next four weeks....and I leave this morning to visit with my parents and help with the surgery as much as I can. I think they are really just relieved I'm coming to help. <BR> <BR> I hit the pool yesterday!! Yay!! It felt so good. Just a half hour of my slow swim, but it's getting stronger and steadier. Small steps......small goals.......achieved!! <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone. I'll check in as I can. <BR> <BR> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:25:41 EST Team Chat Week of 4/8/19!!!!! Happy new week everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend. <BR> <BR> So, what I want more than anything is to be able to take off two weeks between this job and the new one. Not laid off, not on unemployment praying and working every day to get a job. But a legit two weeks off. But, my finances are such that I can't swing that right now without a lot of stress. So my parents have offered, and I've accepted, a gift of cash. It's just enough to help me make it through that two week pe... Mon, 8 Apr 2019 09:05:00 EST Team Chat Week of 4/1/19!!! Good Morning!!! I'm home today because I just need a day off. Sometimes mental health days are needed. I have plenty to do here to keep me busy. <BR> <BR> I should get the details on the new position today. I'm hoping they can make the start date a little earlier. I'm anxious to get started on the new gig, and frankly I'm anxious to start getting paid normally again!! This is why two weeks notice is customary. Because it's very hard to be fully engaged when you know you are on the way... Mon, 1 Apr 2019 07:33:15 EST Team Chat Week of 3/25/19!!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend and you're ready for the week! I have a ton of stuff going on and am having a little trouble getting it all done. I'll just make a list and plow through one item after another and I'll get it done this week! <BR> <BR> Not much exercise last weekend. Had too much work to get done! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day and week!! Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:18:32 EST Team Chat Week of 3/18/19!! Good Morning! It's a beautiful sunny day here in NYC. It's a bit chilly, but not really cold, and we can feel spring in the air. <BR> <BR> So I got to the Y on Saturday and it was a madhouse. I couldn't deal with how difficult it was to get to the pool, so I just got on the treadmill. It wasn't great, but I got a 30 minute workout. I felt good about at least getting that done. <BR> <BR> Our big personal news is it seems Sydney is going back to dance for next year! Her senior year is... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:12:19 EST Team Chat Week of 3/11/19!!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. <BR> <BR> I had a fantastic swim yesterday! My goal is once a week at this point. Hopefully I can up that as my life settles a little bit. <BR> <BR> I'm still a bit more stressed than I'd like to be over finances and the job situation, but I keep pushing along, doing my best and focusing on the positive. Some days are harder than others! <BR> <BR> I think this will be a good week. I think the time change is hard at first because ... Mon, 11 Mar 2019 08:07:28 EST Team Chat Week of 3/4/19!! Kourtney - Congratulations on little Amelia! She's so precious...and SO MUCH HAIR! I think Casie was two before she had that much lol! <BR> <BR> I thought I'd start the board since it's after 8 am here, I know it's after midnight there. We are on the western point of Portugal in Sagres. We have beautiful beach views from out flat and there are three beaches nearby that we are going to go check out. Last night we made dinner here with fresh shrimp, salad and sangria. We sat out on our balcony... Mon, 4 Mar 2019 03:38:36 EST Team Chat Week of 2/25/19!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> We have an addition to our team as Kourtney had her baby girl over the weekend! Yay!!! So happy for her and her family. <BR> <BR> On another up note, I got to the pool yesterday. I love swimming so much and it was so awesome to spend that time exercising in the pool. I swam for a half hour, and I felt great!! <BR> <BR> New boss starts today. Stress for me around that........I know, I'm pretty good at what I do, but keep... Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:11:35 EST Team Chat Week of 2/18/19!!! Good morning! It's soo cold here! My car was frozen and I had to scrape ice off of it! Such weird weather! We planted pounds of wildflowers yesterday which means they may not survive. We had a hail storm yesterday which was amazing since our rain has been pretty warm up until then. <BR> <BR> We did lots of gardening and I tried packing for our upcoming trip and everything fits in the I'm good to go! I can't believe we leave next Monday! Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:53:10 EST Team Chat Week of 2/11/19!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I sold some candles on Saturday, so that was fun! I love selling our lovely candles to people! <BR> <BR> I was so excited to swim yesterday in my new suit. But when I got to the pool I found out the pool was closed for maintenance. Some kind of "accident" and then they had to pour in a whole lot of chlorine so it wasn't safe. Well, I'd rather swim in a safe pool, so that was OK. Instead I did 50 minutes on the treadmill. It was gre... Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:15:34 EST Team Chat Week of 2/4/19!!!! Good Morning!!! Got in a bit late, so late start to the thread. I'll post this up, then come back later to chat! <BR> <BR> I had a great time at the Y on Saturday. Now I just have to figure out lap swim times and try to get there when there is lap swim! My suit was two sizes too big, so I need to find a new one soon! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Mon, 4 Feb 2019 08:54:33 EST Team Chat Week of 1/28/19!!! Wow! Long commute today. Two hours on the bus! No idea why, often there's no rhyme or reason to it. At least I wasn't driving!! <BR> <BR> Another day, another dollar. Work is good. Not overly stressful, so that's nice! <BR> <BR> I'll check in later! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Mon, 28 Jan 2019 09:25:06 EST Team Chat Week of 1/21/19!! Good Morning! Quick start here to try to avoid two threads! I'll be back shortly to update and see what's going on with all of you. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:10:16 EST Team Chat Week of 1/14/19!!! Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend!! I am having some trouble motivating myself to do client work and this is not the time to be lazy! So, I did what I could yesterday and today I'll squeeze some work in around my office job. There's always lunch time! <BR> <BR> I was contacted over the weekend by a recruiter for an amazing job. Super high profile not for profit paying amazing salary with unreal benefits. I sent him my resume and hopefully we can connect today. I ... Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:50:13 EST Team Chat Week of 1/7/18!! Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. <BR> <BR> I'm meeting Kourtney for lunch today!!! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. We're going to have tacos! Pictures will be forthcoming...... <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I have some work to do so I'm getting right to it. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day and week!! Mon, 7 Jan 2019 08:21:25 EST 2019 100-Mile Lap-swimming challenge!! When posting your results, please copy/paste this paragraph and the results below from the most recent post in the thread (not necessarily your own last post). Then add your information or edit/update it. That way, we can keep everything together and stay accurate. Post as frequently as you'd like and please feel free to join in at any time! Also feel free to use other units if it's easier. <BR> <BR> NAME - Total Miles/Minutes Swum in 2019 - 2019 Mile/Minutes Goal - % of Goal Completed <B... Sat, 5 Jan 2019 13:43:21 EST Team Chat Week of 12/31/18! Happy New Year! I hope everyone is planning on a fun New Year's celebration! I will need to work tomorrow because I'm setting up a new system for the new year in our accounting software at work...and tomorrow is the first! <BR> <BR> I keep wondering where this year went! It's been great to work this year, this project has been really fun and by delaying retirement for another year, we are in a lovely place with housing and finance - so YAY! <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to the coming year with so much ant... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 12:57:50 EST Team Chat Week of 12/24/18!!! Merry Christmas! Merry, Merry Christmas Eve! <BR> <BR> Lynn - I was excited to tell my son about Rock Steady since one of the owners of his company has Parkinson's...but not only did he already know, he was super into it! The closest one is in Woodland Hills, which is an hour away, so he's been trying to bring one to Oxnard. <BR> <BR> We have the kids staying until tomorrow and it's been lovely! Actually, my son and daughter-in-law go home tomorrow but my daughter will stay the week and work remotely. I'm... Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:25:20 EST Team Chat Week of 12/17/18!!! Good Morning!!! It's the last full work week for the year! I don't have to work Christmas Day, but ya know, I don't get paid for the holiday I'm working a few extra hours last week and this week to make up for it. <BR> <BR> I had my last candle show of the season on Saturday. It was at the high school and I do it to support the student council more than any other reason, but I made enough money to make it worth my time. Sold to a few friends, one is a repeat customer, an... Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:38:50 EST Team Chat Week of 12/10/18!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I had a good one. We sold a lot of candles and a few lamps at our last big show of the year. I have one more small show on Saturday, then that's it unless I can squeeze something in on Dec 22. Now we have to really plan for next year because this one wasn't great from a lamp sales standpoint. <BR> <BR> I'm tired as usual on Monday morning. I often have trouble sleeping Sunday night, and last night I stayed up late since hubby go... Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:21:30 EST Team Chat Week of 12/3/18!! Hi all!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I did! It went too fast! <BR> <BR> I'm working from home today due to lack of sleep. I just couldn't deal with the commute today. I think I had 4 hours sleep, which just isn't enough. But I've gotten more done in the last hour than I would in two hours at the office. <BR> <BR> Quick start just to make sure we don't have two threads! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 3 Dec 2018 09:10:41 EST Team Chat Week of 11/26/18!! Good Morning! I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday weekend! I had a lot of fun. <BR> <BR> I finally had a good show and made a good amount of money selling candles on Saturday! Woo hoo! Because I hadn't had a good day selling since September!!! It's the final holiday push, so I hope to sell a bunch more for the next month! <BR> <BR> I didn't put on an ounce this weekend, and I'm proud of myself for that!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!! Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:21:47 EST Team Chat Week of 11/19/18!! Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. <BR> <BR> Carol, I'm glad you're safe in those fires. It sounds just awful. I don't watch TV news, I mostly listen to the radio or read the newspaper, so I haven't see a lot of pictures of it, but what I have seen looks terrible. I feel so awful for everyone who has lost everything and for those that have lost loved ones. <BR> <BR> So it's Thanksgiving week, and I have a lot to be thankful for. I'm going to concentrate on all the po... Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:25:18 EST Team Chat Week of 11/12/18!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I got a lot done that needed to get done, and so I feel lighter today than I have in a while. My mind was weighed down by so many things to do for other people's accounting! Clients needed some attention, and I spent all day yesterday on that, so I feel very good about it! <BR> <BR> I continue to focus on my food intake and light exercise (walking at lunch) and I continue to lose tiny bits of weight each week. If I can just stay f... Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:21:50 EST Team Chat Week of 11/5/18!!! Hi!! Happy Monday!! It was a crazy commute in today....I was almost to the bus stop when I realized I didn't have my wallet in my purse. Ugh. Added almost an hour to my commute by having to go home and get it. Hubby met me part way, but only really saved me about 10 minutes. And it's raining! So, at least I made it to the office. <BR> <BR> I'll come back later with more chat, just want to get this posted!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 5 Nov 2018 09:54:12 EST Team Chat Week of 10/29/18!! Quick post so we don't end up with two threads!!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is well. I'm ready for this week!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Be back later with more fun stuff! Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:53:00 EST Team - Double post . . Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:06:24 EST Team Chat Week of 10/22/18!!! Good Morning!! I'm back in the office and doing fine! It was a late morning for me because I had to get the kids in to school. We picked up a second exchange student on Saturday because his match wasn't very good. I think I probably mentioned that last week. So far, so good..... <BR> <BR> We had a very nice time in the city on Saturday. I brought Sydney, Lisa (the exchange student), Sydney's best friend Charlotte, and Sydney's boyfriend Michael into the city for a little touristy stuff.... Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:05:47 EST Team Chat Week of 10/15/18!! Good Morning!!! It's another rainy Monday. It has just seemingly rained for weeks on end....I'm sure there were one or two sunny days, but they are few and far between this time of year. But I'll take rain any day over snow!!! <BR> <BR> So, Sydney and I saw Hamilton yesterday. It was nothing short of spectacular. The staging, the choreography, the performances, the music, the story......just amazing. It was so much fun to take my daughter to this and to have time to spend with her. Sh... Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:30:30 EST Team Chat Week of 10/8/18!!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was actually relaxing for once. It was very nice!! <BR> <BR> Today is a national holiday, but many businesses are open as usual, and we are one of them. However, bc schools and banks are closed, the traffic was very light! Yay!! <BR> <BR> I have an interview tomorrow for the Controller position with another high profile not for profit in NYC. If I like it there and they offer it, that will be good. Then I can either work to ne... Mon, 8 Oct 2018 08:32:31 EST Team Chat Week of 10/1/18!! Hi everyone!!! What a crazy morning. The commute was awful. But at least I was riding on a bus and not driving in it!! <BR> <BR> My life has become insane. I'm so busy working and selling candles and doing kid things that I can hardly get anything else done. Workouts are a challenge right now! I may have to resort to putting on sneakers and walking down the city streets for a workout!! <BR> <BR> It's all good tho. Life is good. <BR> <BR> Carol, your retirement sounds amazing. I am ... Mon, 1 Oct 2018 12:08:44 EST Team Chat Week of 9/24/18!!! Good Morning everyone!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I sold a LOT of candles this weekend. It was so much fun. I absolutely love selling our handmade candles and this weekend I actually made some real money at it, so that was awesome too! Fall is the time to sell, so I'm doing a craft fair pretty much every weekend, sometimes both days. It's a lot of fun. <BR> <BR> My baby girl (actually teenager, right?) went away for the weekend with her boyfriend's family. It was interestin... Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:24:02 EST Team Chat Week of 9/17/18!!! Good Morning everyone! I'm here at my new desk in my new office for the first full week of work here with everyone together since July!! Last week I was in training all week, and it was very good training, but it's nice to be here with the team. I need to get myself better integrated so I can continue to provide value in this role. I like the job and the organization. I can handle the commute. So it will be nice to settle somewhere for a period of time and just work! <BR> <BR> I did gre... Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:02:13 EST Team Chat Week of 9/10/18!!! Hi everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend. I sure did! Football game with kid, and her boyfriend that I got to take to the game and hang out with. It all changes next week when he gets his license, but for one more week I'm hanging on as the needed driver!! :) <BR> <BR> We also went to hubby's cycling club's annual picnic and it was nice, despite the chilly and rainy weather. Yesterday I worked on client stuff, got school supplies for the kid, and organized myself for the week... Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:45:38 EST Team Chat Week of 9/3/18!!! Good Morning!!! I was traveling yesterday and didn't get to put up a thread. Looks like everyone else was busy with the holiday as well. <BR> <BR> We are getting a last blast of heat here for the next few days. It's sunny and hot and also humid. But we were in Maryland this weekend and being down there in the heat and humidity made me actually miss NJ and our summer up here. It's just never as brutally hot here as it is there. <BR> <BR> I'm happy it's September. I'm ready for some... Tue, 4 Sep 2018 11:16:31 EST Team Chat Week of 8/27/8!!! Good Morning everyone!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had a little bbq on Saturday and it was a lot of fun. We invited over a group we hadn't really socialized much with before, so we were a little nervous, but it all turned out to be a lot of fun! But we really have a lot of food left over! I've frozen most of it and today I'll boil the corn, cut it off the cob, and freeze for the winter. Yum. <BR> <BR> I'm really tired today after all of the activity, and it's the time of ... Mon, 27 Aug 2018 10:03:56 EST Team Chat Week of 8/20/18!!! Good morning everyone!I I hope you all had a great weekend! I had some fun with hubby working on the house. We're having a party this Saturday and often it takes having a party to get him off his butt and working on the house. He's a great guy, but not very, shall we say, driven internally....unless it's riding his bike. That's the only thing he seems to really be able to drive himself to do. <BR> <BR> So the yard is coming together and it looks a lot better. We have a nice week of wea... Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:44:02 EST Team Chat Week of 8/13/18!!! Good morning everyone!! Welcome to a new week. I'm feeling pretty good today, despite our gloomy weather.......I won't complain about rain because so many places need the rain!! <BR> <BR> My energy level just plummeted over the weekend. I'm thinking it's that time of the month when I just drag myself around for a day or two. Today I feel more energetic!! Hopefully I can keep up that energy level all day. <BR> <BR> I think some breakfast will also help me stay focused, so I'm off to mak... Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:44:05 EST Team Chat Week of 8/6/18!! Good Morning everyone!!! I hope everyone is surviving in the heat of August. I really never complain about the heat because I so prefer the heat to the cold that I just can't complain about the summer. <BR> <BR> I had a great weekend. I was tired for much of it, probably due to the heat, so I did my workouts inside, I went to the county fair, I did some candle work and some CPA work and I relaxed as well. I'm happy as a clam right now!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone else is having a goo... Mon, 6 Aug 2018 08:48:59 EST Team Chat Week of 7/31/18!!! Hello all!! Quick start here just so we don't end up with two threads! I'll come back and post more in a minute, it's been a crazy two days!! Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:44:59 EST Team Chat Week of 7/23/18!! Happy Monday! We are having gorgeous California weather here! This past weekend my hubby and I took down our 12 x 18 shed in preparation of replacing it with a climate controlled building. Man, was that a great work out! I am kinda surprised I'm sore since we do this stuff all the time, but this was a pretty heavy duty project. I feel good and sore today! <BR> <BR> Heather - Our thoughts and hopes are with you on finding that perfect job! Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:29:46 EST Team Chat Week of 7/16/18!! Good morning teammates! <BR> <BR> It's lovely, cool and foggy here! We get a hot day and now a cool day, I love the coast! And our hot was around 75 degrees lol. <BR> <BR> We've made a decision and I'm super happy with it! We got our art room permit approved and now we can (finally) start building it. We've decided that King City is just too hot and we're going to finish up the repairs to it and rent it out. My husband is going to put in his papers to retire from his job! We're looking at ... Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:17:23 EST Newbie hoping to recapture my love for swimming :) Hellooo, I used to LOVE swimming when I was younger (and slimmer and a little less self-conscious)! I've debated starting again for years now but have always felt so uncomfortable and awful in a swimsuit that I've totally avoided it. <BR> <BR> Well I've had enough of holding myself back so I'm gonna go shopping next week for some new swimming gear and get started. There are women's only swimming sessions on Monday and Thursday nights at my local pool so I figure that'll be a good place to st... Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:38:09 EST Team Chat Week of 7/9/18!! Woo hoo!! I had a nice weekend, and I have a busy week ahead of me. And then, off to the beach for a week. <BR> <BR> I'm off to the car dealership again today because the darn car is still leaking. It's been exhausting dealing with this car but we have to keep taking it back because we can't have a car that leaks!! <BR> <BR> I start my BeachBody challenge this week and I'm excited. I feel like I'm ready to get my body under control again! I'll keep you all posted on how it goes. <BR>... Mon, 9 Jul 2018 09:56:59 EST Team Chat Week of 7/2/18! Good Morning! What are you guys doing for the 4th? We are all meeting at my sister’s house. The kids made the plan so we don’t know what’s up. Regardless of what we do, it’s sure to be fun! Mon, 2 Jul 2018 10:27:24 EST Team Chat Week of 6/25/18!!! Good Morning all!! Welcome to a new week! <BR> <BR> I'm super busy getting ready for Sydney's Sweet Sixteen party today!! It's gonna be fun!! <BR> <BR> I'll check back in later in the week. Stay active! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:28:07 EST Team Chat Week of 6/18/18!!! Hello everyone!! I hope you are all doing great! I had a fantastic weekend and I sold a lot of candles. It's great to actually make some money at this! I can't make this my full time gig but it's surely helpful to have some money coming into this business while I look for full time work. <BR> <BR> It's another busy week here for us. Recital is this weekend. It's going to be Sydney's last recital since she's not dancing after this season ends. It's exciting and a bit sad at the same ti... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:07:10 EST Team Chat Week of 6/11/18!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I had a little street fair that I went to and I made a little spending money, so yay!! This upcoming weekend I have a bigger event to attend so I'm getting ready for it today. I love these events and I really hope to sell more at this bigger event. <BR> <BR> I also had a recruiter contact me Friday and he liked me and the client liked my resume so I'm having a phone interview this morning with the client. It's for a pretty cool job... Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:56:45 EST Team Chat Week of 6/4/18!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had some small success at the street fair I went to on Saturday. It was very humid, then we had a thunderstorm threat! It was all very exciting, but I think it may have kept people from attending. I still made a little money so that's a good thing. <BR> <BR> Today I'm preparing for my interview tomorrow. I'm very excited about the opportunity and I'm preparing hard for it. I'm off to buy new shoes and a suit and a purse if I need ... Mon, 4 Jun 2018 08:21:54 EST Team Chat Week of 5/28/18!!! Good Morning and Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is having a nice holiday. <BR> <BR> CONGRATS Kourtney!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! Enjoy the time knowing the job is there and you'll soon have new and interesting challenges! You've managed to do what I've dreamed of doing the last two times around, which is nailing down the job then taking a little time to yourself before it starts. I've done that before, and it's really a great way to start. Unfortunately the last two for me were... Mon, 28 May 2018 08:12:28 EST No post here.... Carol posted a thread.....go there for the chat!!! :) Mon, 21 May 2018 10:50:19 EST Team Chat Week of 5/21/18!!!! Good morning fishies! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, I know I did! I did a bunch of research into different things and also got all of the California trip booked for when my Italian family comes to visit! <BR> <BR> I really didn't get much exercise this weekend, which is unusual for me. We only worked on the house a little. Next I'll start working on the yard and that will be a really good work out. <BR> <BR> I love that our team is full of artists! One of the things I was resear... Mon, 21 May 2018 10:24:51 EST Team Chat Week of 5/14/18!!!! Hi everyone!!! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! It was rainy all weekend here. I guess we had some really beautiful days last week, so we take the rain when it comes...... <BR> <BR> I have an interview today with a company that I interviewed with two years ago when I was looking. It's not the same job but it looks good (a bit less stress perhaps) so if it pays what I need to make I may have found a good place. I recall when I was looking I really liked it, and I've kept my eye on the... Mon, 14 May 2018 08:47:02 EST Team Chat Week of 5/7/18!!! Hi everyone!! I hope you all had great weekends. I had two candle shows and I did pretty well at them. I'm not retiring off these but still the positive cash flow is great! <BR> <BR> We are working hard to launch the on line businesses and gather clients for me, and also I'm looking for a full time job. We are super busy. <BR> <BR> The sun is out and it's beautiful today and that helps the energy level a lot!! <BR> <BR> Later today I'll walk on the treadmill and keep the blood moving a... Mon, 7 May 2018 13:40:22 EST Team Chat Week of 4/30/18!! Good Morning all!! I hope everyone had a good weekend! Mine was fun and productive so yay! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to catch up a bit from last week, so here goes: <BR> Jen, I read two books when pregnant, "What to Expect When You Are Expecting" and "The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy". I highly recommend both. I also got on a website that was something like Spark, but for pregnancy. I liked it a lot. They sent me weekly emails with updates on the development of the fetus, how I might be ... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:59:31 EST Team Chat Week of 4/24/18!! Hi all! Well, I'm a little late starting the new thread! Yikes, it's Tuesday already. My life is again in some turmoil, so I'm just trying to roll with it! <BR> <BR> I had a nice weekend with family and I got right back to the job searching, networking, etc. work yesterday. I'm also cleaning out the house to have a garage sale and sell everything I can find that we don't need! I've become an incredibly bad pack rat and I have to get rid of things. <BR> <BR> I'll give some thought to the... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:04:35 EST Team Chat Week of 4/16/18!! Good afternoon. My morning got sidetracked because my employment was terminated. I have no idea why they let me go. I'm not in the best place at the moment, so I won't go on too much about it. <BR> <BR> On the upside, I've been exercising so I feel good about that. And I have craft fairs to go to and bookkeeping work to do. So, that's what I've got that's positive. <BR> <BR> I hope the rest of you are doing better than I am today!!! Oh, and for those who I am friends with on FB as wel... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:49:22 EST Team Chat Week of 4/9/18!! Hi guys!! I hope you had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Carol suggested last week maybe we need to have a team challenge. Workout minutes, food logging, etc. What are your thoughts? If we do it, we can have a thread in the "Challenges" forum. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling energized. I know it's because the sun is out. I really try to keep my spirits up during winter, but the hard truth is I get depressed in the winter. I get exhausted from the cold and darkness. I've got to find a way through... Mon, 9 Apr 2018 11:58:29 EST Team Chat Week of 4/2/18!!! Good morning fishies! I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. Since our kids are grown and gone, we don't really do anything for Easter anymore. What do you guys do to celebrate? <BR> <BR> I'm sore today since I worked on refinishing my kitchen cupboards this past weekend. It was a great work out of sustained movement over ten hours a day. I'm doing taxes today, so I'm sitting on my bottom. I'm just about finished and then I'll be putting up a cupboard in the laundry room. <BR> <BR> I s... Mon, 2 Apr 2018 12:30:02 EST Team Chat Week of 3/26/18!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. <BR> <BR> We had some fun watching the kid dance. Wow, I mean I really love to watch her dance!! It was a tiring weekend though, and there's not much that's relaxing about a dance competition weekend. But it's all worth it, because she is just so beautiful up there on stage!! <BR> <BR> It should be a busy week here at work! And it might also actually warm up a bit this week. Woo hoo!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTI... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:38:01 EST Team Chat Week of 3/19/18!!! Good Morning! Monday has turned out to be a busy morning for me this week, so I'm getting a late start here. <BR> <BR> I'm about to have my salad and pasta with broccoli for lunch. Yummy!! <BR> <BR> I was busy all weekend with my daughter's dance competition. It was fun!! It's a bittersweet year for me as this is her last year dancing. She's going to stop early and not finish out as a competitive dancer through her senior year because she just has too much to do. I'm enjoying every mome... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:14:23 EST Team Chat Week of 3/12/18!!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was busy, as usual, but not insane, so that was nice. I'm dealing with my anemia being back and I'm pretty tired. I'm taking more iron in an attempt to gain some red blood cells faster! I think it's time for a physical and to get back on prescription strength vitamins. Gotta find the time for that! <BR> <BR> My interview has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, so that's going to work out just great for me. I'll at least be a... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:47:25 EST Team Chat Week of 3/5/18!! Good Morning!! What a weekend!! The monster snow storm took down trees and power lines all over! Oh, and cable and internet service is down at home. I'm so grateful that all that I lost was internet. I'm safe, family is safe, house is not damaged, and we didn't lose any trees. That's a win after a storm like this!! <BR> <BR> Carol, I must have missed that you left your job! Congrats! I'm sure you are just as busy as before! <BR> <BR> My interview got moved due to the storm, so I don'... Mon, 5 Mar 2018 11:31:54 EST Team Chat Week of 2/26/18!! Hi everyone!! I had a whirlwind week last week so I never even made it here to post anything. Glad to see you all moving right along in your active lives!!! <BR> <BR> This week is a short one for me because I have Friday off for an interview. This position just dropped into my lap and it's a great one. A recruiter who I worked with a little bit the last time I was looking reached out to see if I was interested in a position he's trying to fill. It's with a very solid company and it's an... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:08:02 EST Team Chat Week of 2/19/18!!! Hi folks! <BR> <BR> More birds singing and highs approaching 70 for us this week! It's damp though, and too chilly and misty for a walk today. So I'm lunching in my car lol <BR> <BR> Better cautious on the cardio front, I'm hoping your husband checks out ok and it's something mild! <BR> <BR> I'm attempting a new routine, I bought a second yoga mat to keep at home (usually mine lives in my car). I want to do short yoga sessions in the morning as part of my routine. Just 10-15 minutes of ... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:27:54 EST Team Chat Week of 2/12/18!!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend!! I was busy as usual, but I took some time yesterday afternoon to just sit and watch some of the Olympic coverage. I was pretty tired and my body told me I needed rest, so I listened and today I feel pretty great! <BR> <BR> I, like most people, am getting a little tired of the cold gray skies......but that's honestly what we get in February so I'm working on accepting it! It will be sunny and bright again soon.....and maybe even warm ag... Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:53:13 EST Team Chat Week of 2/5/18!!! Hi everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend. I was so busy with my business and hubby's business, but it's a really good kind of busy! I'm happy to be building my business. <BR> <BR> I also managed to get on the treadmill and I was really happy about that. Sometimes in the dead of winter it's just so cold and depressing that it's hard to be motivated for me. Once I get moving, I feel a lot better!! <BR> <BR> Someday I'll get to a pool again.........someday my life will be a little... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:35:44 EST Team Chat Week of 1/29/18!!! Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I was so busy but it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed a few days off of my job so I could work on my clients! Busy, busy, busy <BR> <BR> I'm keeping my promise to work out every day, even if only for 10 minutes. I'm happy about that!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:01:32 EST Team Chat Week of 1/22/18!! Good Morning all!! <BR> <BR> Quick start to the thread as I'm having a challenging Monday morning. The kid sprained her ankle at dance yesterday so it was a late evening at the ER and then a busy morning trying to get an appointment with an orthopedist. Ugh. <BR> <BR> The weekend was pretty good up until that! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well!! I'll be back later to catch up! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE week!! Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:43:27 EST Team Chat Week of 1/15/18!! Good Morning!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was super busy but also fun. I'm keeping up my promise to work out every day again, and I feel very good about that! <BR> <BR> Today promises to be another busy day at work, but nothing insane, so that's nice! <BR> <BR> Last week there was a discussion about fitness trackers. Anyone else have anything they want to share on them? I don't use one, they drive me crazy. : ) <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day and week!! Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:40:05 EST Team Chat Week of 1/8/18!!! Good Morning all!! Welcome to all of the new folks posting. It's fun to see some new people joining us in our pool party!!! <BR> <BR> Brownme I'm so sorry about your ankle! I hope you heal very quickly. <BR> <BR> I had a very busy weekend with kid activities, cleaning the house, and basically trying to stay warm!! It was nice. I didn't do any work, and that gives me some energy to face the work week! It should be a good one. The job I have now is a very nice one. <BR> <BR> I also ha... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:01:53 EST 2018 100 Mile Challenge Here we go! Happy New Year, everyone! <BR> <BR> When posting your results, please copy paste this paragraph and the results below. Then add/edit yours to it. That way, we can keep everything together. Post as frequently as you'd like and please feel free to join in at any time! Also feel free to use other units if it's easier. :) <BR> <BR> NAME - Total Miles/Minutes Swum in 2017 - 2017 Mile/Minutes Goal - % of Goal Completed <BR> <BR> AIMLESS_AM: 1.42 miles - 170 miles - 0.83 Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:38:27 EST Team Chat Week of 1/1/18! Happy New Year everyone!!! <BR> <BR> <em>12</em> <em>432</em> <em>532</em> <BR> <BR> I was complaining it was cold here, so I turned on the heater...then I saw how cold it was back east...I'll stop complaining now haha it's about 41 degrees here which is super cold for us. It's supposed to get into the 70s today, so not too cold. <BR> <BR> I'll be sanding the floor in our bedroom today and if I get far enough I'll also prep the walls for painting. My hubby set up my new CycleOps ... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:35:31 EST Team Chat Week of 12/25/17!! Good Morning! Welcome to the final week of 2017!! I hope it was a good year for you all! If there's anyone new who wants to chat with us, please do!! <BR> <BR> I had a lovely Christmas weekend with a lot of family time and relaxing. We had dinner at a friend's house last night, and it was really nice! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling energized about 2018. I think it's going to be another good year. 2017 was good in many ways, and challenging in a few. But overall right now things are on an upsw... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:53:16 EST Team Chat Week of 12/18/17!!! Good Morning!!! It's a week before Christmas Day, and as usual, I am no where near ready for it!! Aaaahhhhh!!! Well, I'm partly ready, so that's good. If I really stay focused everyone should get gifts on time! <BR> <BR> It's a short but busy week here at work. I'm looking forward to a few long weekends back to back!! <BR> <BR> I'm back to my regular workouts, and I'm feeling good. I've noticed that since I started my serious commitment two years ago that when I do have a break in wor... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:48:16 EST Team Chat Week of 12/11/17!!! Good Morning all!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I'm just starting a quick thread now because I'm running late and I have a meeting to attend! <BR> <BR> Our craft fairs went great! It's nice to feel like we are finally getting traction in this business. Yay!! <BR> <BR> And I'm back on track with food and treadmill walking. Yippee!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!! Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:05:18 EST Team Chat Week of 12/4/17! Good morning fellow fishies! Who here is ready for Christmas? I want to get my hubby a weekend getaway and maybe a couple more things for my best friend. How about you? <BR> <BR> I basically worked out all weekend long and am super sore today. We pulled out all of the carpeting and pads in our house, then pulled up all the tack strips and staples...they really went to town on stapling down the carpet pad! I also stripped the wallpaper in the first bedroom and started sanding the walls. Tonig... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 09:02:31 EST Team Chat Week of 11/27/17!!! Good Morning!! Welcome to a new week! <BR> <BR> I had an amazingly relaxing weekend. I can't recall the last time I just enjoyed four days off work with no stress. This new job is pretty cool. <BR> <BR> I'm back working out hard on the treadmill and feeling pretty darn good about that as well. I need that time to work just on myself and to take care of my body. I'm also refocused on the food. I've really let it slip the past few months and it shows!! Eating better always gives me mor... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:47:37 EST Team Chat Week of 11/20/17!!! Good Morning all!! I hope everyone had a great weekend!! I was busy, as usual, but not too busy and I had some nice relaxing time as well. I also worked out hard yesterday and as a result I'm feeling energetic today! <BR> <BR> It's a short week, and for that I'm grateful. I could use a long weekend!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great week!!! Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:21:14 EST Team Chat Week of 11/13/17!!! Hi all!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had some fun and got some work done. It was pretty good. <BR> <BR> Truthfully hubby and I are having a rough patch right now and are doing a lot of fighting. I hope we can work through it soon because it's unsettling how upset I am with him and our relationship. We have struggled a lot in our years together because I think fundamentally we are so different in our approach to life that we have a lot of trouble getting on the same page and mov... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:03:21 EST Team Chat Week of 11/6/17!! Good Morning all! I hope you had a nice weekend. I had a really nice and somewhat relaxing weekend, and that's something I haven't been able to say for about two months now. My life has been very hectic. I like hectic, but it sure was nice to have a slower weekend for a change. <BR> <BR> Carol, I had a headhunter reach out to me about a Controller job. I have no idea if it's really interesting to me, but it was kinda fun to have him reach out. I really don't know where he got my info, ... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 10:38:12 EST Team Chat Week of 10/30/17!! Hi all!!! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I had a great time!! Just got a lot of personal stuff done around the house, which always makes me feel good! <BR> <BR> It's gonna be a busy but nice week. Lots to do at work and personally, as usual. Just the way I like it! <BR> <BR> Today's exercise is horseback riding. I'm very excited!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day and week!! Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:20:10 EST Team Chat Week of 10/23/17!!!! Good Morning everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend and maybe some of you even got to swim!! <BR> <BR> My hubby had an extraordinary weekend at the craft fair and sold so much stuff!! Now he has to quickly build more stuff for this upcoming weekend. Maybe we've finally turned the corner on this little business!! It's encouraging to have people actually buy the products!! <BR> <BR> Now I have to try to focus at this paying job I have. :) Lots to do here. Things are moving positi... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:58:08 EST Team Chat Week of 10/16/17! Good morning fishies! This is my last week at this job and we are in escrow on a house with a pool!!! It's too short to do laps in, but either I will build a harness system or I'll get one of the wall mount endless pool systems. <BR> <BR> There has been so much change in my life these past two years, I'm looking forward to it all settling down! Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:44:50 EST Team Chat Week of 10/9/17!!! Good Morning!!! Traffic was light due to the holiday, so that was really nice! <BR> <BR> I had a lovely weekend starting with a fun football game at the high school followed by a pretty nice uneventful day on Saturday, and then a trip into NYC to see a Broadway show. All in all, a very fun weekend. <BR> <BR> We are getting the remnants of tropical depression Nate, and wow, it really feels like the tropics out there. No one here in NJ seems to like humidity. I love humidity, but that's p... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:32:58 EST Team Chat Week of 10/2/17!!!! Good Morning everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I did fantastic at my craft fair and I sold two cases of candles. That might not sound like a lot, but the table only cost $35 so I made a killing! And yesterday I met with one of my two clients. I need to get them settled along with my other client, then I am going to start marketing to see if I can get a few more business clients. <BR> <BR> The full time job is nice as well. They are just decent professional people with nor... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:50:42 EST Team Chat Week of 9/25/17!!! Hi everyone!! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Mine was super fun and busy, just the way I like it! <BR> <BR> The one thing that is lagging right now is exercise. I'm finding it hard to fit it into the day. So I'm going to have to start walking at lunchtime. I'll try again to also work out in the evening, but I think the only time I'm going to have consistently is at lunch. I even have an office that's big enough that if I wanted to do yoga in here at lunch, I could definitely do t... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:17:33 EST Team chat well if 9/18/17 Hi folks! <BR> <BR> Back at it and my busy season is here. One of my main clients does open enrollment materials and it is healthcare open enrollment season! And I just got my renewal options at work and they're frustrating, so expensive :( I hope our country can get it's act together on this crap and that's about as far as I'll say on that. <BR> <BR> Anyway, my YMCA outdoor pool is open till October 1st this year! So I enjoyed a mile swim and sun this weekend. <BR> <BR> Carol, I read y... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:35:59 EST Team Chat Week of 9/11/17!! Good Morning. As always, as someone who lived through this day 16 years ago in lower Manhattan, I'm a little bit subdued and not quite as able to be bubbly today. For me this day will always be a day of remembrance. <BR> <BR> However, life has moved on, and for that I'm grateful. I'm having a wonderful time in my life right now, and that's a very nice place to be. <BR> <BR> I had a great weekend of watching high school football and my daughter cheerleading, watching a pep rally on Saturd... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:17:54 EST Team Chat Week of 9/4/17!! Hi all! I totally forgot to start a thread yesterday because I had the day off. I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. We had a lot of rain, but I'm not complaining because it really is nothing compared to what so many people are dealing with. Yesterday was bright and sunny and lovely out! <BR> <BR> Congratulations to Laurie and her family for a new grandbaby on the way!! Yay!!! <BR> <BR> This weekend hubby and I made six cases of candles for our upcoming shows. Tonight I'll l... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 08:14:12 EST Team Chat Week of 8/28/17!! Good Morning all!! I hope everyone had a great weekend!! I am coming to the end of this cold, and I'm feeling much better. It started last Tuesday and I'm pleased that it's nearly over. It seems to me over the years that colds tend to hang on for 7 to 10 days or even a bit longer for me, and this one is much shorter in duration, so that's a good thing! Maybe my immune system is getting stronger as I get healthier! I hope that's it. <BR> <BR> I have a busy work week ahead of me at my jo... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:25:44 EST Team Chat Week of 8/21/17!! Good Morning! Happy Eclipse Day 2017!! <em>67</em> I have my glasses and I'm ready to see the partial eclipse this afternoon. I think maybe I'll make plans to go to the path of totality for the next one in 7 years. It's crazy we get two total eclipses in the US so close to each other!! <BR> <BR> I'm feeling pretty up. I'm back on track with my exercise and making progress on the scale going down again. Yay!! I also feel very healthy mentally. The exercise sure helps with that!! <... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:46:03 EST Team Chat Week of 8/14/17!!!! Hello!! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was busy traveling to the charity fundraising bike ride my hubby does each year. It was a lot of fun to cheer him over the line! <BR> <BR> This week I travel a bit for work, so I made sure I brought my walking shoes so I can get some exercise in. I get to stay with my parents since the office I'm visiting is very close to their house. I'm very excited to visit! As long as we stay away from talking politics, I can have a nice visit with m... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:54:37 EST Brag a bit - Team Bonus Spin points I got 20 bonus spin points for the team today. <em>208</em> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:32:40 EST Team Chat Week of 8/7/17!!! Good Morning and Happy start to the work week! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had a good time! <BR> <BR> I took Sydney to order her varsity jacket so that was fun. I can't wait to see it finished! <BR> <BR> And yesterday I went for a little hike while Sydney hiked with her friend. They went ahead of me and went further, but I still had a good time by myself! It was a beautiful day. <BR> <BR> I'm ready for another busy and productive day at work. I'm settling in and I reall... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 08:20:45 EST Team Chat Week of 7/31/17 Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I got my baby bird back in the nest so that makes me very happy! <BR> <BR> We had a nice time driving up to get her and we enjoyed spending some time with my brother-in-law and his family. The three girls aged 12, 10 and 8 were a lot of fun!!! Plus spending time Saturday afternoon hearing about the great time Sydney had was fantastic. She really learned a lot and expanded her horizons, and that was my goal for the experience, so I'm ... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:31:14 EST Team Chat Week of 7/24/17!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend!! <BR> <BR> I dropped my 15 year old "baby" off at Dartmouth for a week long medical careers camp yesterday. I inexplicably was able to leave her without crying but this morning I'm all teary eyed and missing her so much. I've talked to her once for about a minute and gotten a few texts and she is already having a great time. So that makes it a little bit easier!! <BR> <BR> We had a nice weekend in VT but I didn't get much chance to a... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:48:07 EST Team Chat Week of 7/17/17!!! Good Morning! I love the date, it's so cool to have all of those 7s! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a great weekend!! <BR> <BR> I'm back in the office after my few days off, and I'm happy to be here. I really like my job and my team. <BR> <BR> The dance competition was a success!! Sydney placed third overall in the teen soloist division. I would guess there were at least 100 soloists, so that's pretty cool. She also won the Broadway Bound award which the judges give to one dancer out... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:40:48 EST Team Chat Week of 7/10/17!! Good Morning everyone!! I'm here in the office for two days, then off for three days at the beach! Well, we're also going to a dance competition, so I won't really be able to relax all that much until it's over on Friday, but it's still fun time out of the office with my family, so that's cool!! <BR> <BR> I'm back on track with the eating and the exercising. It was harder to stay on track with the job change and the vacation in May, but there's really no excuse for not getting right back ... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:33:53 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 7/3/2017!!! Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I'm having a good one so far. We had a fun weekend with family visiting and now we are recovering from all of the family visiting!! :) <BR> <BR> Sydney and I are going to the mall right after I have a call with the company that is building my website. I'm so excited to start building a small CPA practice. I actually went to a new local distillery yesterday and on the tour I mentioned that I'm an accountant in the course of the convers... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 09:56:21 EST Team Chat Week of 6/26/17!!!! Good Morning!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I actually had a ton of fun at the recital and I'm excited to dance again next year! There was so much silly drama there this year, but that's behind us now and we are going forward into the new year with a new attitude!! Well, I am. Kid has had a good attitude the whole time!! Even when the girls were super mean, she maintained her professionalism. She's the best!!! <BR> <BR> So, I'm settling into work and a new routine that will m... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:51:10 EST Team Chat Week of 6/19/17!!! Hi all! Well, I was so busy at my new job I totally forgot to post this up yesterday. So far, I'm super happy in my job. The place is very professional and normal. I know that there will be stress as I get more into the job, but it's clearly a positive workplace and not toxic like the last one. Thank goodness!! <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready for the dance recital this weekend. We have some rehearsals and I'm also practicing at home. Dance is great exercise!! <BR> <BR> I'm contemplating ... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:39:08 EST Team Chat Week of 6/19/17!!! Hi all! Well, I was so busy at my new job I totally forgot to post this up yesterday. So far, I'm super happy in my job. The place is very professional and normal. I know that there will be stress as I get more into the job, but it's clearly a positive workplace and not toxic like the last one. Thank goodness!! <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready for the dance recital this weekend. We have some rehearsals and I'm also practicing at home. Dance is great exercise!! <BR> <BR> I'm contemplating ... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:38:43 EST Team Chat Week 6/19/17! Woo hoo - this Friday I leave for Indonesia! I can't wait! Lots and lots of swimming in warm water with pretty fish for two whole weeks! It just doesn't get any better than that! <BR> <BR> How are you guys doing this week? Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:41:31 EST Team Chat Week of 6/12/17!! Happy Monday everyone!! I hope people are taking advantage of the warm weather and getting out into pools or open water for swimming! <BR> <BR> I'm wrapping up my two months of unemployment and trying to enjoy these last two days. I'm very excited about my new job. I received the offer letter and all the company info, and it appears I have definitely picked a winning company this time! I'm so happy!! <BR> <BR> Recital is a week away! Only one more rehearsal, then it's show time. Whoo h... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:00:43 EST Team Chat Week of 6/5/17!!!! Hi all!! I'm back from my trip and jumping right back into the job search, the healthy eating and exercise! <BR> <BR> We had such a great time. We walked so much and I feel so strong!! We walked anywhere from 7 to 12 miles a day for the four full days we were in Paris. Wow, that was a LOT of walking!! I feel great!! And Paris was beautiful and exactly as I remembered it. <BR> <BR> Back to reality today! I'm feeling energized and ready to take on the world! I have an interview phon... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 09:56:17 EST dipping my toe back in the spark water I was a big sparker for a long time and then things happened - cancer specifically. Sometimes life goes off the rails. <BR> <BR> I joined the master's swim at the Y way before I really should have. In my defense, the requirements were rather misleading. Something like the ability to swim 100 yards without stopping. The reality was much harder so at first I thought perhaps a lung was going to explode all over the crystal clear blue water but no I did ok. Also cancer perks. No coach is going ... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 17:46:11 EST Team Chat Week 5/29/17! Happy Memorial Day! I love three day weekends! It seems the difference between agriculture and horticulture is that horticulture believes in taking all of the holidays! Yay for horticulture! <BR> <BR> We've been moving into our new house this weekend and it's been an interesting project. We are going from a very large four bedroom house to a tiny two bedroom house. We have an acre of land that is semi-terraced and that is going to be fun. We have done lots of physical work and gotten a great full body workout! ... Mon, 29 May 2017 21:06:25 EST Lost 100 pounds using water exercise? Hi everyone <BR> <BR> We have a reporter looking to interview a member who has lost 100 pounds and incorporated water workouts into their exercise plan. If you or someone you know fits the description, can you send me a SparkMail? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen Tue, 23 May 2017 19:07:57 EST Team Chat Week of 5/22/17!!! Good Morning everyone!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had a lot of fun watching my kid and her dance troupe dance their hearts out Saturday and Sunday. Sydney did great, and as always, no matter how her dances score, I am immensely proud of her ability to get up on that stage and give it all she has. <BR> <BR> I keep plugging away at the job search. It goes at a very slow pace for me, but I understand other people have jobs to do while trying to fill a position, so I do my best... Mon, 22 May 2017 08:40:40 EST Team Chat Week of 5/15/17!!!! Good Morning all!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Jen, I really love your work. I checked out your website, and I like it! I love the way you express yourself. Thanks for taking a look at our site. I like hubby's work too! :) <BR> <BR> Lynn, so nice to see you here!! I'm sorry you've had so many shoulder issues.....that really stinks. I haven't been to the pool in ages. With all the job changes and financial uncertainty, the Y membership is one of the things we dropp... Mon, 15 May 2017 07:53:51 EST Team Chat Week of 5/8/17!!! Good Monday morning all!!! I had a GREAT weekend! I sold a bunch of candles at the vendor fair. I think this bodes well for sales going into the vendor fairs I'm doing in the next month or so. I'm so excited to be building our own business!! <BR> <BR> Also being freed of that horrible job I had is letting me take better care of myself again. My husband said to me yesterday that I look 20 years younger than I did three weeks ago. That job was killing me. I'm eating well and exercisin... Mon, 8 May 2017 10:11:47 EST Team Chat Week of 5/1/17!! Hi all!! It seems the weekly chat is working for us, so here's another week of it!! <BR> <BR> The interview Thursday went well. I'm going back for a second interview today. They are really trying to figure out what they want in the position, so maybe I can convince them how great I am and how much I can do for them, and they'll be willing to pay me a decent salary!! I also got a call on a resume I submitted last week. It's an Assistant Controller position with the NYC Carpenter's Union.... Mon, 1 May 2017 09:29:22 EST Team Chat Week of 4/24/17!!!! Good Morning all! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had some fun with my kid, I had a great riding lesson, and I did some work on my job search and professional life. <BR> <BR> I'm going to start looking for clients for accounting and bookkeeping work. I am a CPA, but not currently licensed to do full CPA work in NJ. However, I can still provide all accounting services, including tax work, in NJ. I just can't do audits. Well, I'm not going to market myself as an auditor! I have... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:22:53 EST Team Chat Week of 4/17/17! Hi all!!! Welcome to the new week. I hope everyone had a nice weekend. <BR> <BR> I just went back to last Friday's post, and read where I said I wasn't panicked because the current job seemed secure. Well, I must not have been paying enough attention because II was let go on Friday afternoon. They said they eliminated the position. They gave me one week of severance and decided that they'd make an exception and pay out my accrued but unused PTO. How generous. <BR> <BR> I took it and... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:58:44 EST Team Chat Week of 4/10/17!!! Hello and welcome to a new week!!! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I had a lot of fun at a dance competition. Sydney did great with a second place overall for 13-15 year old soloists. Her group dances did very well as well, with one of them placing second overall and one placing first! Whoo hooo!!! <BR> <BR> So, this week I'm focused on trying to get a new job. And my food intake. The plan is to have a new job by June 1 at the latest. I'm moving deliberately in that direction. A... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:26:19 EST Team Chat Week of 4/3/17!! Welcome to the new week and a new way to chat! The daily threads no longer seem to be working, so we're going to move to a weekly chat thread! Of course there are lots of other ways to be involved with the team like participating in a challenge, looking for workout ideas and sharing yours, etc. The purpose of this thread is to chat about our daily workouts and food, but also our lives and to get and give support!!! <BR> <BR> This week will be hectic for me, as usual!! Work is demanding, ... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 08:43:01 EST interchangeable 1000s to add to your workout I usually pick 3 1000-yd sets from the following list (some are 2000 and some are 1200) <BR> <BR> 2x(5x100 free, on a time) <BR> Total: 1000 <BR> <BR> 5x200 free, on a time <BR> Total: 1000 <BR> <BR> 2x500 free, on a time <BR> <BR> 1x1000 free <BR> Total: 1000 <BR> <BR> Total: 1000 <BR> <BR> 5x(50 free, slow <BR> 50 free, medium <BR> 50 free, hard <BR> 50 free, sprint) 30 seconds rest <BR> Total: 1000 <BR> <BR> 3x(100 free, kick <BR> 100 free, pull <BR> 100 free, drill <BR> 100 free, s... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 14:57:50 EST April Fools Swimmers! My last Saturday post! I've been the weekend starter for a very long time, but as of Monday we're moving to a weekly post. Spark has changed their style and people are too busy. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend fishies! <BR> <BR> We are working on the last of the fix up for our house and I'm looking to moving on to a new project! Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:47:17 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/31/17!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Friday to everyone!! Woo hoo!! I need a weekend with little to do! <BR> <BR> Well, it's become clear that the good morning thread has pretty much run it's course. <BR> <BR> I looked back and I started doing this daily ritual on Jan 22, 2008. It's been over 9 years that I have consistently, if not every day, started a weekday good morning thread here. Others have joined in as leaders over the years and taken over the weekend posts, so it's been a real team effort.... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:23:44 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/30/17!!!! Good Morning!!! I'm feeling really good today! I applied for a few jobs and reached out to a recruiter I worked with last spring. I'm gonna get outta here but take my time and find the right job this time. <BR> <BR> Today is heads down accounting work, and then dance class tonight! Woo hoo!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:02:02 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/29/17!!!! Good Morning!!! Happy hump day!!! We are on the downhill side of the week, and I'm happy! I need a nice relaxing weekend.....we'll see what actually happens, but at least I don't have a lot planned yet. <BR> <BR> Like I said, I'm back on track with the workouts. I should start tracking them again. I stopped last year when I went on vacation and I lost my consecutive streak of workouts, and that was kinda sad. I think I'll start again to see how that works! <BR> <BR> I'm also thinking ... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:32:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/28/17!!! Good Morning!!! I am finally getting my spark back! I feel much more positive about my life these days. Maybe the winter really was more of a grind than I thought it was this year. <BR> <BR> Carol and I have been discussing a little bit that maybe the daily thread has run it's course, especially now since it's really hard to find the team posts on the start page. I'm looking for a little input to see if anyone wants to continue the daily threads. Maybe instead we do a weekly chat thread... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:47:32 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/27/17! Welcome to the new week! Let's start it with a happy, healthy plan! Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:54:06 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/26/17! Today is my birthday and we're celebrating in Cambria. Yesterday it rained, but it looks like it's dawning clear and beautiful! We have a fire going and it's a slow, snuggly morning. Our daughter stayed last night and we went swimming and hung out in the jacuzzi. This has been an excellent birthday weekend! <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to? Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:22:47 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/23/17!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Thursday! It's another bright and sunny, but cold, day here in NJ. The sun is so much nicer than clouds! I'm glad it's beautiful out today. <BR> <BR> Busy day coming up and a busy weekend as well! We have another dance competition this weekend, and I'm excited for it. Also we have a company function all day Saturday, which I am decidedly not excited for. The timing is horrendous for me. But, I'll do all that I can to plaster a smile on my face and be professional... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:47:22 EST Good Mornings Swimmers, 3/22/17!!! Good Morning! Happy Hump Day! We are half way to the weekend!!! I have a busy one coming up, but hopefully some of it will be fun! <BR> <BR> I had a meeting with a recruiter this morning. It was positive, they think I'm a good candidate. Which is nice because the place I work can be somewhat demoralizing and that interview process I went through where I almost got that dream job was also a tad demoralizing. So, picking myself back up and getting out there. I need to move on from this ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:58:24 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/21/17!!!! Hi all!!! I hope everyone is doing well today! <BR> <BR> I'm chugging along in this mess of a job, doing my best to stay afloat! I focus on my family and my friends to keep me positive! <BR> <BR> I had a great workout last night and it helped a lot with my mental outlook. I'll do the same tonight!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:26:16 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/20/17!!! Happy first day of spring!! <em>126</em> I'm so happy it's here! The day is sunny and bright, even if it's pretty cold. It's typical spring weather with some warm days and some colder days....but more warm than not so that's good. <BR> <BR> I'm doing all I can to keep my attitude positive these days. I've had a few personal challenges that's making it harder to be up, but I keep trying!! <BR> <BR> Today is just a normal all day and then home to work out and relax a tad... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:43:08 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/19/17! Hi folks, I'm waking up and about to head back into my studio. I've got three scroll assignments for an SCA event next Saturday. I almost finished two of them yesterday, I need to put the finishing touches on those two today and get a good dent on the third. <BR> <BR> busy busy... I'll take breaks to stretch! Happy sunday :) Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:04:51 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/18/17! We're finishing up the house and moving extra stuff to a storage building. I can't wait to empty the house out because it will really feel like we are done! <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:38:13 EST Happy St Patrick's Day Swimmer's! ...and happy Friday! I can't wait to get home tonight and see my hubby! We are getting so close on finishing the house and I'm so excited to get it done! We are going to move the rest of our stuff to storage and that will be a good, heavy lift work out this weekend. I have a bunch of finish painting to do and then a bunch of yard work. Should be excellent work outs. <BR> <BR> Do you guys have any St. Patrick's plans? I was thinking we might make reservations for a nice dinner tonight to cele... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:11:43 EST New fitness swimmer Hi, my name is Susan and I'm 59 years young. I just started swimming laps for fitness in mid January with my husband. We are both trying to lose some weight and shape up. I never swam before for exercise but am very thankful that a long time ago my mom put me in swimming lessons at the Y and I learned to do the basic strokes. Really love doing this. We purchased a couple of the mp3 players for swimming so that we can listen to music. Really has helped me keep going. We swim for about a... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:49:06 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/16/17!!! March is moving so quickly and I need to get more study time in! I have a four hour accounting master's level test coming up and I must study more! <BR> <BR> This weekend we will try to finish up the inside of our rental property and then there will only be the outside left to do! Well, we need to get a permit to replace the front window in our den and I need to do that before putting in a closet...but mostly finished. I can't wait for them to finish the pool and then we can swim in it! <BR>... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:07:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/15/17!!! I figured I better get the thread started since I didn't know if Heather would have power. <BR> <BR> It's supposed to be beautiful and warm here again today. I plan to do my beach walk at lunch time. It's just been so nice, like California should be. Hope you easterners are all okay. Drive safely if you have to drive! Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:46:28 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/14/17!!! Good Morning!! The blizzard has arrived here in the northeast! We woke up to about 12 inches of snow at 7:30 am!!! And it just keeps coming......the wind is blowing, the snow is coming and we just hope fervently that we keep our power. <BR> <BR> In the meantime I work as quickly as I can to get my work done for the day just in case we lose that electricity!! I should work out early just in case as well, but I have to get the work done first!! <BR> <BR> I'm slowly taking the winter weigh... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:13:17 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/13/17!!! Good Morning!!! It's a beautiful and sunny Monday and I'm ready for a new week!! <BR> <BR> We are supposed to get a doozy of a blizzard starting late tonight. So I plan to be snowed in tomorrow! As long as the power stays on I'll be very glad to work from home. <BR> <BR> Busy work day with enough to do for 3 people! But, I'll just go task by task and get it done! I love ticking things off my to do list. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was pretty good! <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:06:32 EST Starting Master's Swim at Y tomorrow early! Hi all! I have been struggling with my 50 lb weight gain that happened starting in September with lots of transitions and stresses. After trying so hard (since January) to lose the weight, this past week I finally saw a 5 lb drop! I decided to stop tracking food and instead use the 21-Day Fix portion size containers, which has helped me get a lot more veggies in! But, other than my mental health and decision to stop tracking Calories, the big change for me was yoga. Before, I had been tr... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:01:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/12/17! I lost my post! Oh well, it happens. Today I'm painting bathrooms and doing touch up work. Then I'll head back to Half Moon Bay. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:06:56 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/11/17! Happy Saturday! We are painting the last two bathrooms! No more painting after that! The tiling all through the house is done too! I'm really excited to be done with the house! Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:02:02 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/10/17!!!!! Good Morning!! It's Friday!!! We are getting the promised snow, so I'm home working this morning. We are scheduled to have passport appointments this morning and I hope we still are because we need to get this going! I'm gonna call the post office soon and find out. <BR> <BR> I had my dance class last night, and it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the exercise and learning the dance! <BR> <BR> I'm glad it's the weekend!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:36:16 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/9/17!!! Good Morning!!! It's a beautiful day here in NJ! The snow is coming in tonight and we may have a slightly difficult commute tomorrow due to it. <BR> <BR> One thing I've learned is that this organization isn't as hard working and professional as my last, so I can't assume people will work from home in the snow like my last staff did. Nor can I let them off the hook and not make them take PTO if they can't get to the office. I've decided that if I'm going to make a go of it here, I have ... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 09:02:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/8/17!!!! Good Morning!!! It's Wednesday!!! Half way through the week, so yay!! I have a lot to do that is non-emotional and totally work focused, so I'm really happy about that. I'm feeling good about myself again and realizing that the leadership here isn't great but that doesn't need to stop me from being amazing! For now, this is where I work so I'm going to do all that I can to make it positive!! <BR> <BR> Also, I have a riding lesson set up for Thursday. As always, having things outside of... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 08:33:21 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/7/17!!!!! Good Morning all!!! We have a super rainy morning here, but it's not too cold, so that's helpful. <BR> <BR> I'm working on my positive attitude today. I have a few team members who are just super negative and I'm getting a little bit tired of trying to keep them focused on being positive and just getting the work done. It's so unbelievably unprofessional. Ugh. The incredibly stupid thing about the negativity here is the one guy causes all of his own stress. He acts as if everything that... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 09:16:27 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/6/17!!! Good Morning!!! It's Monday, and so I'm kinda missing my weekend and my family, but I sure have enough here to keep me busy! <BR> <BR> Carol, we rented an apartment through VRBO. It's so nice, and it has a terrace! Here's a link to it. <link> </link> I just can't wait! <BR> <BR> I'm familiar with trip advisor and now that you have mentioned it, I'm going to make sure I have the app on my phone and start using it. I'm also just reading a few travel guid... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 10:35:59 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/5/17! Jon - if you show up today there's a thread about a stationary system that seems like it would be something you know about. <BR> <BR> yesterday I tiled, sanded, plastered and did all kinds of work. We worked an eleven hour day on the house, it was awesome. Now I need to get back at it since I'll have to drive home soon. <BR> <BR> What are my fellow fishies doing today? Sun, 5 Mar 2017 09:45:14 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 4 Mar 2017 11:43:44 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/4/17! Happy Saturday! This is a quick post as I want to get working on the house. I'm going to be sanding and mudding the bathrooms today. Hopefully I'll be able to start tiling the walls too. Gotta go work hard and fast - I unrealistically want to rent this house out by April 1. <BR> <BR> What are you guys up to today? Sat, 4 Mar 2017 08:58:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/3/17!!! Good Morning!!! It's Friday!! Also, my trip to Paris is booked. I'm very excited. I really am cheap and so spending all this money is killing me, but I need something to look forward to, and a trip with the family is gonna be awesome!!! <BR> <BR> Went back to dance class last night, and was completely lost. They did a lot of choreography while I was out the last few months, so I have a lot to catch up on. It'll be OK, it's not that complex, but it still threw me off a bit. But the exer... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 09:49:20 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/2/17!!! Good Morning!! Late start on the thread, I've been busy all morning!! <BR> <BR> I've decided to go on a trip to Paris in May with my family. We will leave on Thursday before Memorial Day and come back on the next Wednesday. That way I only miss three days of work but I can still get in this trip!! I found super cheap airfare and a lovely VRBO apartment, so I'm really excited!! <BR> <BR> Workouts and food focus continues, and it's making me feel better about myself. Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 10:14:01 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 3/1/2017!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Hump Day!!! Things here at work are a bit more bearable so although I'm still sorely disappointed in not getting that dream job, at least it's not so awful here that I can't make the next few months work for me. <BR> <BR> I had a nice workout last night and am feeling invigorated today. I was able to sleep well last night for the first time in a long time too. Exercise, sleep, water and healthy food are the keys to a good life!! <BR> <BR> Jon, I hope the water is w... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:26:00 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/28/17!!! Good Morning! It's another beautiful sunny February day here in NJ. Very weird weather, but I'll take the warmth! <BR> <BR> Well, no job offer. The CFO just can't convince the CEO and the accounting folks in Florida that he should have his controller in NYC. I think that indicates a really bad dynamic anyway, so as much as I wanted this job, and as annoyingly prosaic as this sounds, it's likely for the best. In the meantime, I'm still at this dysfunctional and negative job so I need to ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:33:41 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/27/17!!! Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had lovely weather here on Saturday, with highs near 70. It was fantastic!! <BR> <BR> I finally got an email Saturday from the guy I interviewed with over the last few months and he wants to talk today. So, I guess I'll finally find out what's going on with this potential job. I'm trying to just be even keeled about it and not get too excited or anticipate being disappointed. I won't know until I know, so there's really no point in ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:20:11 EST Fitness trackers for swimming Has anybody tried the new Fitbit Flex 2 which is waterproof and can be worn while swimming laps? I am interested. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:45:18 EST Good Morning Swimmers,2 2/25/17!!! Happy Saturday fishes. Having a long weekend has been lovely and my best friend being here is awesome! We are tiling the kitchen and having a great time. <BR> <BR> We're going to try to see my sister tonight so we can talk about our upcoming trip to Bali! Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:17:19 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/24/17!!! Good Morning!!! It's almost noon, so I gotta get this posted soon! <BR> <BR> I hit the ground running today, and haven't stopped doing one thing after another. It's nice to be busy, it makes the day go faster. <BR> <BR> Only a few more hours until the weekend!! Yipee, I can't wait!! <BR> <BR> I'm really back focused on my food and exercise. It's important to lose the few pounds I've put on this winter, and then keep that going into the spring! <BR> <BR> Speaking of spring, I think i... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:57:48 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/23/17!!!! Good morning!!! Happy Thursday!! One day closer to the weekend....... <BR> <BR> I had a great workout and a nice evening last night. I really needed it!! It's very hard to get up every day to go to a job you don't like. I feel a lot like I did last spring, where I was just in limbo and feeling very uncertain about my future. I don't like feeling this way. If I don't get an offer by Friday, I will spend this weekend starting a new job search. I have to do something to get myself feeli... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:25:42 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/22/17!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Wednesday!!! I'm back for another day in the mines...... :) It's honestly better now that there's a CFO over me taking a lot of the stress of the owners off of me. But this job really isn't a long term solution for me......I'm hoping to hear very soon from the other guy. Jeez, this is taking forever!!! <BR> <BR> I had a nice workout last night. I feel much better when I take good care of myself!!! We had takeout Indian food as a treat last night, and I'm still fu... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:23:01 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/21/17!!!! Good Morning!! It's another bright sunny day here in NJ. And though it was fairly cold this morning, it's going to be quite warm all week, and that's really a nice thing in February!! <BR> <BR> My daughter is away for the next two nights at a competition for school. I think this is the first time she's done anything like this since she's never done camp or anything like that. I'm so excited for her!! I hope she has a good time, and does great at the competition. She's a freshman, so it... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:24:12 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/20/17!! Good Morning!!! I'm off to a busy start here at my job. I really am hopeful to move on from here soon!! It's not awesome...... <BR> <BR> I had a nice weekend, very busy Saturday and less so Sunday. I worked out both days and am very happy about that!! The nice warm days are greatly appreciated!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:55:21 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/18/17! It's hard for me to believe we're already 18 days into February! I guess I lost some time being sick. I'm so happy to be over that. <BR> <BR> Our crazy, crazy weather was amazing yesterday! We had huge winds that took down trees all over the place. At work the power was out and the wind was pulling roof panels off of the greenhouses. We finally sent everyone home. It was good that I went home because I probably wouldn't have been able to get home much later. There were so many trees down. On... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:23:47 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/17/17!! Good Morning!!! Happy Friday!!! <BR> <BR> I am back in my office and patiently waiting for communication back on the potential new job. I had a great time yesterday meeting the team. They were professional and smart and a strong team. I would love to be a part of their team!!! <BR> <BR> I was unable to swim while I was there, but I did see the pool at the hotel and it's very nice so if I get the job and I get to travel regularly I could start using that pool as part of my routine! I'... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:59:34 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/16/17!!!! Good Morning!!! I'm here in Boca Raton for my interview!! Gotta get my day going but wanted to come by and say hi. <BR> <BR> The flight was bumpy, but fine. I guess I'll get used to flying if I get this job!! <BR> <BR> I won't make it to the pool this time, but hopefully I'll be back and get to do it another time. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:34:38 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/15/17!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Hump Day!!! I'm in a fantastic mood for a bunch of reasons, but one really good thing is the sun is out and it's fairly warm today! <BR> <BR> I fly out at 5:30 tonight and will be in Florida interviewing all day tomorrow, so I may not be around in the morning. Just letting you know now! <BR> <BR> I had a great workout last night! I know a lot of folks don't like the treadmill, but I really do like it. I enjoy seeing myself go faster and work out longer. I am feel... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:22:33 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/14/17!!! Hi all!! Good Morning!! Happy Valentine's Day. <em>26</em> I don't really make much of a big deal of Valentine's day, but it's an excuse to be happy about something kinda sweet, so you know, I'm going with that!! <BR> <BR> Another busy day ahead of me. I like them busy!! It makes the time go by fast at work, rather than crawling past. This job has been a lot of crawling time because I dislike it so much. But tomorrow I travel to Florida for what I hope is the end of the interview... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:14:49 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/13/17!! Hi!! Just a quick hello as I'm about to go into training for most of the day! Happy Monday!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. <BR> <BR> So much snow!! At least it's not snowing again today! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!! Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:57:09 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/11/17! It's still dark out but I'm hopeful we'll get some nice weather mixed with some showers. It's supposed to get into the 60s today and then warm up over next week. More rain to come the following weekend though. <BR> <BR> Today I'm still croupy, but I'm going to re-grout a wall and one of the fireplaces. I would love to take the rock walls out, but that's unrealistic, so instead I'm changing them from dark gray grout to light beige. That will probably take me most of the day. It's not cardio, ... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:38:49 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/10/17!!! Happy Friday!!!! I'm so absolutely thrilled it's Friday!!! The day is bright and sunny and so pretty out!! The snow on the ground reflects the sun and just makes is so much less dreary. <BR> <BR> So, I had a nice workout yesterday. I feeling physically very strong and I hope that translates to mental toughness. <BR> <BR> I really need it right now because this job is sapping my energy. The power plays are difficult to deal with. I won't bore you with any more details, but suffice ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:52:57 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/9/17!!! Good Morning! Happy snow day for those of us on the east coast with our major snow storm. If you have to go out in it, be safe! I don't drive in I'm working from home. <BR> <BR> Got my workout in last night! And I'm looking forward to a good workout today!!! I'm back on track!!! <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:06:53 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/8/17!! Good Morning!! Happy Hump Day! We are nearly half way through the work week, so yay! <BR> <BR> Everyone here is all excited about the impending snow storm. We've had so little snow the last two winters that it's actually an event that we're getting snow. Normally we get so much that people are usually not to worked up about it. I'm excited because I will be able to work from home and get a lot of work done! Also, I can start applying for jobs again.......from my home computer! <BR> <BR>... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 08:27:18 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/7/17!!! Good Morning!!! Well, the sun has gone away again.....but really, that's what we expect in February. We might actually get a small snow storm Wednesday night. It might be nice to actually be snowed in and work from home. <BR> <BR> Still no news on the other job.....ugh. <BR> <BR> Busy day here, then home to work out and hang with family!! Keeping our spirits up as much as we can with this dreary weather. <BR> <BR> Oh, and today is my Dad's 79th birthday! Unfortunately he lives too f... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:13:47 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/6/17!!! Good morning!!! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend. Hopefully we all got in some healthy eating and some great activity! <BR> <BR> I was able to eat very sensibly and I continue on my focus on vegetables, fruit and healthy grains. Also lean meat, but not a lot of it. <BR> <BR> I worked out hard both days and I feel great about that! <BR> <BR> Today I'm supposed to hear about the possible new job. But you know, I've heard that before so I'm really just plowing for... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:27:27 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/5/17!!! I'm still sick! This sucks. I woke up at 1 am with a screaming sore throat. Waiting for the pharmacy to open to get something for the pain - sigh. <BR> <BR> On a good note, we went to IKEA to figure out our kitchen and found a hole-in-the-wall Lebanese restaurant that used fresh ingredients and range grown chicken and had an awesome meal. I'm having leftovers for breakfast...and it looks like again for lunch! Sun, 5 Feb 2017 10:51:05 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/4/17!!! I've been up since 1 am trying to hack up a lung and running hot then cold. I don't feel that bad but I sound pretty awful. We're at our new house this weekend and hubby will put in insulation and cut back trees. I'm not sure what I'll do since I'm sick. I don't do sick very well. I've moved to another room so that he can sleep better. <BR> <BR> I need to find a pool down here. I was thinking that once we're done with the Santa Maria house, if I found one here I could swim Thursday through M... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 06:08:59 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/3/17!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Friday!!! <em>244</em> I am very happy the weekend is coming. <BR> <BR> So, here's an interesting little work story. Yesterday I showed the new CFO how I have to calculate sales commissions. It's a manual process I inherited and which I have designed to be automated in our new accounting system, but we aren't quite there with the system yet, so I'm still doing manually. <BR> <BR> So I told him it takes 2 full days to get through the process and communicate out... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:57:48 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/2/17!!! Good Morning all!!! Really late start here. I'm spending a tremendous amount of time with my new boss here at the current job. Frankly he's not too bad, but he tends to come in to talk in the morning and so it's harder to get here and get the thread started. <BR> <BR> I'm going to hear from the potential new job today or tomorrow. I'm very hopeful they make an offer I can accept. This current place of employment is untenable in the long run.....I just don't like the atmosphere and leade... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 11:23:30 EST Good Morning Swimmers, 2/1/17!!! Good Morning!!! Happy Hump Day! We are half way to the weekend! <BR> <BR> I'm back on track with my workouts, sleep and food. I'm feeling very good about that!! The sun is out and that always helps with the mood. <BR> <BR> It sure was quiet yesterday! I hope everyone is doing great. <BR> <BR> Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!!! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:32:20 EST