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12/14/18 2:51 A

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Just a quick goodnight to all you phenomenal women!!!

-from Camp Verde (near Montezuma's Castle) - about halfway to the Grand Canyon.

I need to fall into bed!

"Dance as if no one is watching."


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12/13/18 6:31 P

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12/13/18 6:26 P

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How can you not love Maya Angelou.

Donna from Surrey, BC, Canada
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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12/13/18 5:41 P

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Happy Thursday everyone!!!

KELLIEBEAN I love that Maya Angelou poem, thought "we" should share it with the whole group!

Phenomenal Woman
BY MAYA ANGELOU

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
Iím not cute or built to suit a fashion modelís size
But when I start to tell them,
They think Iím telling lies.
I say,
Itís in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
Iím a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
Thatís me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
Itís the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
Iím a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,
Thatís me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they canít touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still canít see.
I say,
Itís in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
Iím a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
Thatís me.

Now you understand
Just why my headís not bowed.
I donít shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
Itís in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
íCause Iím a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
Thatís me.



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12/13/18 3:35 P

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Someone was talking about homemade chicken soup and that is what Iím having for lunch. My husband cooks it in the lux multicookier, he uses bone broth which he says has more flavor and he uses penzeys salt free spices. His soup is delicious.

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12/13/18 3:05 P

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Phebess glad your DH is at least going to PT. Sorry you have such a hold on your travel planning.

Kellie I always hated conference calls, it seemed that everyone was doing something else at the same time. How fun to be able to have lunch with your daughter
Donna I agree that baking is no longer on the Christmas to Do List.
Veggie tray sounds great
Nell some years I do better at keeping the weight off at the holidays than others. This year I am working on making the right decisions. I have been making chicken soup and eating it regularly for lunch.
Bess how fun to have the family together.
Kellie I really understand how hard it is to say no to something you really like that doesnít like you.
Toni enjoy the quiet
Econlady it is good to go slow

My DH and I have picked up colds. We donít have anything planned over the weekend so it will be tea, soup and quiet. I bought a new pair of walking shoes and will be getting out regularly. I really missed walking regularly and it nice to be getting our regularly again.


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ECONLADY's Photo ECONLADY Posts: 7,063
12/13/18 12:00 P

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Iím slowly healing. I thought it was a quicker recovery. Today I ate a real breakfast! I put bran in my oatmeal because I need to increase my fiber. I checked my weight and Iím down 4 pounds. I know itís temporary. My highlight today is taking a shower and hopefully getting on the computer to do treasurer work. Mostly Iím resting.

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12/13/18 11:46 A

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Good morning!

I was tired yesterday after the dentist and travel. But better today and a bit more organized.

Great to catch up with all of you after being away. I do appreciate the food and exercise tips from those of you who have had injury experience before.

Sunny here and quiet. A good day to begin to write a few holiday cards.

Wishing each of you a productive Thursday, whatever your responsibilities and goals!

Toni

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12/13/18 11:22 A

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Hi all!

I had a smart, healthy lunch yesterday and picked up a small vanilla pudding with bits of oreos as a treat and then the announcement came about a holiday desert break in the conference room. Of course I went with coworkers and of course I ate a slice of French silk pie and of course I went home with a stomach ache and headache.

During dinner I told my husband about it and that it gave me a stomach ache. What does he do? After dinner he ran errands and came home with a box from Fannie Mae. I said that's a nice treat for him to which he replied "Not just me! I got you some dark chocolates." WHAT??? WHAT CRAZY TWISTED UNIVERSE DID YOU STEP INTO AFTER DINNER?!!

My stomach loudly told me not to even look at them! emoticon

Back on track today because I am a phenomenally phenomenal woman. emoticon That's from Maya Angelou. I try to run that through my head sometimes to face my challenges, whatever they may be.






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12/13/18 11:00 A

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Happy Friday Eve! Had a hearing this morning which for me, like most, is just sitting around a lot for the judge to sign off on something. We typically don't handle very many contested or complex matters which I don't miss from my previous life. This judge almost made it more complicated than it needed to be, but it was all good.

Bess - Sounds lovely. I plan some days like that over my upcoming holiday.

Nell - I need your philosophy and strength. I've had a case of the F-it's this year (which has had a lot of stressors - good and bad), and it shows, so I'm putting myself back on the calorie budget. So far, I've been pretty good this season.

Phebess - That's why I don't use the pods, generally. They are handy, but they never seem to work right for me. Hope your DH beats the odds and recovers (and starts being more compliant).

Got to get back to it. Hope you all have a great day!

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12/13/18 10:46 A

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Good morning all, only one appointment planned today so I almost feel free. Starting to plan my Christmas menu and think about grocery shopping before the crazy rush.
Maree, your vegetable tray should go over perfect. Sounds so festive.
Bess, imagine a visit with the whole family. I know you will have more hugs than you can count today. Yummy bean soup! Perfect...
Nell, we could all learn from you for sure. You do not get led astray easily. I hope Th e condo meeting goes well.
Econolady I hope you feel better every day.



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EL leader, Fall 5% Chsllenge
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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12/13/18 7:30 A

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Ah Nell. Can't say I don't think about weight gain, but like you - I live on a financial budget and I (mostly) eat on a calorie one. As my son used to say "It's just math!"
Maree - What a great Christmas party tray idea!
Phebess - I am now singing that old Eagles song "Take it Easy"
Donna - If I learned one thing from my parents rocky last years it is ... when it's time to change, change. And that means, very little holiday baking for me.
Jamirblaze - that plan-less day ended up being very relaxing. Read some, wrote some and knit some. oh. and walked a lot!
Toni - you will have some big strong upper body muscles before you're through. I was on crutches one winter and had to walk in the half mile to my house on them. I was crazy. And young.
Sunny - go on and enjoy your beautiful weather - you've had enough smoke and fire to qualify for a bit of a rest from mother nature
Econlady - hope you're feeling better every day
Kellie - Happy weekaversary to your daughter!
Warriorsue - yoo hoo to you!
And to all the rest of the maintenance team.

I was going to leave early (like - now) to go babysit Da Pwincess but her papa called last night and said all 3 of them are coming for a visit today! Early! I could hardly go to sleep last night for excitement about having them visit here. I think I'll make bean soup so there will be something in the house for lunch. What a happy day this will be!

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12/13/18 6:14 A

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Good morning.

I don't worry about weight gain over Christmas, it's all in my hands. I can say What The Heck and eat all the treats, or I can forego them. I stick to my financial budget for Christmas, and for the past many years I have stuck to my Plan over Christmas. I have a few cookies in my Plan, but not as many as I used to eat back in the day.

I have a condo board meeting tonight, then I'm free to enjoy Christmas.

Nell
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No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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12/13/18 5:48 A

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Good morning!

The link to the free download of The Diabetes Code came from a closed Facebook group by the name of the Obesity Code Network that you must request to be added. It was from YouTube, but was closed down when Audibel apparently made a copyright claim. I recommend the group as it has amazing searchable resources.

Yesterday's local paper had an interesting article about avoiding wait gain over the holidays. The second tip a form of fasting.

Today we are celebrating a retirement and our holiday party at work. I made a full size cookie sheet chopped veggies in the shape of a Christmas tree with ornaments. At least I know there will be one healthy choice. As suggested in the attached article, I will be selective about my choices.

Commuting in a big city would be extremely stressful, Kellie. Glad you don't have to do it on a daily basis.

Safe travels Phebess. I've only traveled that area during the summer. Hope it's gorgeous!

Time to dress for crossfit class. Hope all have a great day!!

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