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4/27/18 2:13 A

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I am cancelling this team because of a hip operation in June. My nutritionist advised I need a special diet for 6 months, starting now with high protein & less of certain foods & more fruits & vegetables as well. For protein I am to have nuts,seeds,legumes,eggs,yogurt & meat. I was advised no weight loss during this time.

Health coach 3 month program starts March 12,every Monday by phone. I have chronic kidney disease and low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years..I am 55 years old. I do walking and ride the bike at the gym 65 minutes, 3 times a week .


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4/26/18 7:37 P

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Nancy I am glad you got needed rain. DC has gotten good rains too. I hope the neuropathy can be controlled.

Blessing I got my tax refunds so I can think about some home improvements.

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4/26/18 9:50 A

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Blessings- we had a good rain yesterday.

Challenges- neuropathy

Nancy Ellen from Kansas
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- Gertrude Stein

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3/28/18 10:17 P

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Yes family and friends are blessings.

Wish spring would finally come to DC!

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3/28/18 5:20 P

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Blessings- good friends

Challenges- I don't seem to have energy in the afternoons.

Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

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2012 - 127
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3/24/18 10:40 P

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Nancy glad you got your taxes done.

Challenge the snow in DC impacted my travel to Dallas. I got rescheduled to come to Dallas and now with my mom. I was also able to reschedule my return so I would still have a week in Dallas.

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3/24/18 8:42 A

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Blessings- taxes being review by tax expert. Another year done and can now focus on other things.

Challenge- going to a dinner theatre matinee today.



Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

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3/16/18 10:24 P

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Nancy I am glad you got some needed rain. I hope you are able to get more fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Challenge is wanting spring and it does not seem to be coming here in DC. It is so cold and windy.

Have a good weekend everyone

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3/16/18 7:52 P

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Blessings- we received some rain.

Challenge- add more fruits and vegetables to our meals.

Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

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3/13/18 1:09 P

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Nancy I am glad FEDEX cleaned up their trash. I also hope you will get the energy you need to do some moving.

Challenge- surviving the windiest winter I can remember.

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3/13/18 11:54 A

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Thank you both for your responses about weighing in!

Blessings- Fed Ex sent three men to clean up trash out of the stream on our land that had floated downstream from their facility. I so appreciate this since trash just travels on to our precious oceans.

Challenges- even though my food intake is around 1200 calories, I am not losing. I think it is because I am not moving enough. So, my challenge is having the energy to move more and lose these last ten pounds this spring.

Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
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3/12/18 8:58 P

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Shari I am sorry you have had such a bad cold but glad your husband has taken good care of you.

Nancy I really do think once a week weigh in is the best.

Yes I got the tax return done and I am looking forward to having lunch with a friend on Wednesday.

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3/12/18 10:39 A

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Veenas, Hope you were able to finish your tax return.

Nancy, So glad you are sleeping well. The question on weigh-in probably is a personal one. I'm sure there are cases where people become obsessed and it isn't good. But I've found that weighing in at least once per week is good and frankly, when I was my proper weight I was weighing in each day and that helped to keep me mindful. Right now I'm weighing in about 3 times per week. When I'm at goal I will go back to every day.

Blessing: My husband has taken good care of me this weekend.

Challenge: I have the worst cold I've had in more than 15 years. 3 years ago I had a slight cold and 2 years before that another one. I thought they were real colds, it has been so long since I had a debilitating cold I forgot. This has been painful and demanding.

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3/10/18 9:28 A

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Shari and Veena- so glad your taxes are almost there. I am still waiting on all my documentation so I can finish them.

Blessings- I slept really good last night and caught up on several days of not sleeping well.

Challenges- setting new goals, finishing old ones, and losing ten pounds.

Question: Is weighing every day good or bad for weight loss?

Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
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3/9/18 9:11 P

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Shari I hope your cold does not get worse.

And yes that is great to have done your taxes! I am working on my. I hope to finish this weekend.

Hope everyone has a great weekend,

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3/9/18 11:40 A

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Glad you enjoyed your lunch Veenas. Spring will be here soon and the beauty that accompanies it. I was feeling completely better but last night the sudden appearance of a mild cold. Brewing my tea/honey/lemon mixture and babying myself should take care of it.

Blessing:Taxes filed. Enough said.

Challenge: This tight budget is taking a lot of time and thought. Hopeful for no unexpected expenses for the next few months

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3/7/18 11:42 P

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Shari I hope you feel better. Good luck with house renovations.

Despite being dreary in DC with a little snow, I was able to have lunch with a friend.

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3/7/18 4:11 P

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Happy for you Nancy and Veenas!

Blessing: Began to feel a little under the weather yesterday, but it is nothing a little rest didn't help.

Challenge: We are starting a project (house renovation for one of our kids). It has a hard deadline. Here's hoping!

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3/6/18 6:40 P

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Shari that is good the accounting tutoring is going well. Nancy glad you lost a pound and were able to chat with an old friends. I believe having a social network is so important.

Blessings that the DC area is getting back to normal although we will have a couple of storms (slight so far) to deal with.

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3/6/18 6:18 P

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Blessings- chatted with an old friend at the grocery store plus dropped a pound.

Challenges- start building up muscles for gardening.



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Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
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2011 - 130
2012 - 127
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2016- 134.5
2017 - 135.8


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3/6/18 11:29 A

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Welcome TonedTori. I have been checking in at SparkPeople since 2010 and credit it with helping me to stay on track. So many good resources and tools. Good luck to you.

Nancy I hope you are able to make the changes necessary to improve your health. That is a big incentive I'm sure.

Veenas, so glad you weathered the storm without problems!f

Blessing: I had my first tutoring appt. for my new accounting software yesterday. It went very well. I hope it will continue along those lines. Presently I'm planning a July 1 "go live" date.

Challenge: I am continuing to work on purging old files/drawers etc, in anticipation of our April travels. I am really pleased with my progress, still there is a lot to do along these lines and others--namely our garage with mostly my husband's stuff!!

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3/5/18 1:05 A

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Welcome back TONEDTORI! I hope Spark People will help you.

Nancy I am glad KC has not had any really bad weather. Good luck with the exercise and diet plan. I was lucky I did not lose power in the wind storm. That is a blessing!

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3/4/18 2:08 P

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Hello All, So glad I found Spark People after a few years off. I am back for the support. My kids are teens now, Jr. & Sr. year of H.S. and if you've gone through those years, it's hectic, right? So, I have many things swirling in my head, and still trying to BE healthy, and introduce new eating habits, esp. for my daughter and I. I told my friend it's like going down a rabbits hole and some days its hard for me to come out. Today, I am prouncing around the rabbit hole, but reaching out to you all instead until I go back and do my H.S. stuff for the kids.
Happy to find you again!!!

I Pledge to forgive myself for the past & keep going no matter how many times I fall. I have the strength and self discipline. I will give my challenges to the Lord. I WILL HAVE A FRESH START EVERY DAY!!


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3/4/18 11:37 A

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Blessing perhaps- The KC area has had no bad weather to speak up this winter, but it has been very dry.


Challenges- I have gained weight this year. My blood pressure is up which is not a good thing. I have had problems focusing on my diet and exercise program which has to change now!!



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"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

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3/2/18 12:02 A

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Shari I hope you enjoy your stationary bike!

I am worried about the wind storm we are doing to have all day Friday.

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3/1/18 12:36 P

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Veenas & Nancy, Thank you for your encouragement regarding being on a budget. I will say I am well-practiced having sent 3 children to college--haha. Veenas there is a lot to be said about preparing for retirement. I feel like this period of time is a wake-up call to think about how our life will be after we indeed stop bringing home our present salaries.

Blessing: I was able to find an inexpensive elliptical/bike to replace my treadmill. I hope it will live up to the reviews on Amazon.

Challenge: I begin tutoring for my new software on Monday. I hope I will actually prefer it in the long run.

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2/28/18 9:09 P

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Shari I hope your to trip to Israel goes well. Nancy I also hope you get the needed sleep,

Being retired for awhile I have had to be careful about spending and to try to stay within budget. I am glad while I was working I prepared myself so I have been doing okay.

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2/28/18 2:52 P

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Blessings- I can enjoy activities such as going to Toastmasters and running a meeting.

Challenges- did not get enough sleep so my thinking a little scattered today. Biggest challenge is just staying focus on eating healthy so I will drop 10 pounds.

Shari- how exciting about your upcoming trip! That is a real incentive to be fit! Budgets- I use Quicken to keep up with our budget and spending which helps me.





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Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
2010- 135
2011 - 130
2012 - 127
2013 - 128
2014 - 131
2015 - 131.4
2016- 134.5
2017 - 135.8


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2/28/18 11:30 A

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Veenas-So glad the needed rain fell and then the sun shone!

Nancy-Wishing you the best in helping your husband find satisfying activities to look forward to.

Blessing: I feel hopeful that my efforts to take off the excess pounds before our tour to Israel will come about.

Challenge: On a very strict new budget. So far, so good, but it is a sea-change so I hope we can keep up the diligence.

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2/27/18 11:03 P

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Shari and Nancy I am glad you both got needed rain. DC was in a drought and the last few weeks we have been gotten so much rain so no longer in drought. I was so glad to see sunshine today!

Nancy good luck with motivating your husband, I try to keep active doing things with friends and family. Shari I hope the stationary bike helps!

Have a good rest of the week!

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2/27/18 2:46 P

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Blessings- we have some rain in the forecast.

Challenges- Inspiring my husband to do more. He goes to the gym but he does not seem interested in a lot social activities.



Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
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2016- 134.5
2017 - 135.8


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2/27/18 11:28 A

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Blessing: We have not had much rain in Los Angeles and it rained last night. So glad.

Challenge: Need to replace my treadmill with a stationary bike for my feet. One more thing to do!

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2/22/18 7:20 P

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Nancy I hope the weather is better. Keep moving is a good idea. If you don't use muscles the stiffness will get worse.

Shari I hope you are able to accomplish what you have to do at work.

Back to reality. After two days of 80 degree weather, it is rainy and cold.

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Nancy I hope things thaw out soon for you. Stiffness is painful, I hope you are able to find some simple activities that will help. When necessary I take aspirin and have found it works for me.

Blessing: I continue to slowly take off this weight and hope to cross the barrier that has been there for more than a year.

Challenge: I'm looking at stacks of work to do here at the office. So here I go.

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2/21/18 1:25 P

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Blessings- I have no place to go since there is ice everywhere.

Challenges- I am becoming so stiff in my early 70's. Not sure of the best approach to improve that except keep moving.

Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
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2/21/18 12:04 P

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Glad you are enjoying nice weather, Veenas. We are having a little cold spell (which I think would be normal weather for this time of year). We were experiencing unseasonably warm weather, so this will go far to confuse the poor plants!

Blessing: I feel like I'm getting a lot done in anticipation of our trip to Israel in April.

Challenge: There is always so much more to do!

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2/20/18 8:55 P

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Shari that is what Spark People is for, to encourage others and have support.

We actually had a very nice day. But it is hard to keep up with the changeable weather, snow, rain warmth!

I hope everyone is having a nice week

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Thank you Veenas and Ellen for your words of encouragement.

Blessing: My Lenten commitment is helping me to exercise self-control and make good choices while feeling positive in the process. I am hopeful that I will arrive at my best weight for my health in due time.

Challenge: Making time for exercise. It is tough to fit it in.

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2/18/18 2:41 P

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Sharibear- I have decided the secret is just never give up and keep working toward our goal.

Ellen

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"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
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2011 - 130
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2/15/18 6:34 P

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Shari I am glad you posted. I was going to post to see how everyone was. I too am grateful for Spark People. I hope you achieve your goals. I know change is hard so I also hope the new software won't be too difficult to learn.

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Blessing: I am thankful for SparkPeople where I have been checking in over the last almost 8 years. I am a little more than 10 pounds from my desired weight and haven't been at my goal in over 1-1/2 years, but this is a good place for me to have a lot of tools to work on it.

Challenge: Learning a new software at work, starting the beginning of March. Hoping for the best.

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12/3/17 8:35 A

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Veena- you make me wonder if I exercised more and watched my diet, I would lose this weight. I am 72 years old and I know a slower metabolism is a factor. I am 5í 3.5Ē. I rarely eat sweets.
I had double knee replacements two years ago but I recovered well. I do have a problem with my feet going to sleep while walking and standing, so I donít walk outside anymore. I am having an EMG in two weeks to try and find the cause of that.

You inspire me!

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"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
2010- 135
2011 - 130
2012 - 127
2013 - 128
2014 - 131
2015 - 131.4
2016- 134.5
2017 - 135.8


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Ellen my goal is to be 104 which I am now. I am not very tall, 4'10'', so I am okay. I want to maintain this weight and so far I am so that is a blessing. I am somewhat lucky that I have still have good metabolism and exercise fairly regularly.

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I have osteoporosis and take medication. I just never connected the two.

Is your goal to weigh 102 pounds? I would just like to be at 120. How do you stay so small? I canít sleep if I get hungry.

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Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
2010- 135
2011 - 130
2012 - 127
2013 - 128
2014 - 131
2015 - 131.4
2016- 134.5
2017 - 135.8


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Ellen I just had my bone density test and one of the signs of osteoporosis is shrinking. So although not exactly normal there is reason for it. Have you had a bone density test recently?

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11/30/17 8:16 A

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I have shrink an inch. Is that normal in ones seventies? I made my DH measure me because I didnít believe the doctor.

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"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

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11/16/17 9:16 P

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Ellen thanks again for sharing these quotes. And yes I have to remember not to compare myself with others. It is hard though

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11/16/17 3:47 P

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Happiness Tip of the Day:
ďDonít compare yourself to others. Happy people judge themselves by their own yardsticks, never against what others do or have. Keep up with yourself-not the JonesesĒ.

This is one I need to read every day when I see fitter, prettier and richer people than me. At my age, you would think I would be over this!

Ellen


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"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

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11/10/17 10:17 P

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Ellen it is a wonderful quote. Thanks for sharing.

It is very cold in DC. Have to get ready for winter!

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11/10/17 11:04 A

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A Sparkpeople coaching tip of the day. I liked it so much, I just had to share:

"Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same. It all comes down to one simple question: How badly do you want to change? Once you make that big decision to change your life, the other steps will fall into place out of sheer determination."


Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
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2011 - 130
2012 - 127
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11/6/17 8:46 A

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Veenas-enjoy the time with your mother. I hate packing for two seasons. This weather is so strange for November in Dallas.

My challenge today is making time for cardio since I have plans. My blessing is that I am able to go and do things!

Edited by: 8HABIT at: 11/6/2017 (08:50)
Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
2010- 135
2011 - 130
2012 - 127
2013 - 128
2014 - 131
2015 - 131.4
2016- 134.5
2017 - 135.8


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11/5/17 8:39 A

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Shari good luck with the upcoming festivities. I know how hard it as I love sweets. Ellen that is what I try to do, talk to people so I do not think too much about food.

It is very warm in Dallas. I had to pack for two different climates, leaving and coming back to DC and clothes while in Dallas. That is a challenge. Blessing is spending time with my mother.

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11/4/17 9:14 A

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Sharibear- you can do this! Festive events are so hard. I just try to eat small amounts and enjoy the conversation. My great aunt was always so tiny and her son said it was because she was too busy visiting and didnít take time to eat.

Ellen

Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
2010- 135
2011 - 130
2012 - 127
2013 - 128
2014 - 131
2015 - 131.4
2016- 134.5
2017 - 135.8


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11/1/17 1:45 P

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Traveling mercies to you Veenas. I pray you will have a blessed time with your mother and that the memories bring happiness instead of tears.

Blessing: I have been very disciplined for the last 3 weeks, but it will take much longer to take my weight off than it did to put it on.

Challenge: We will be hosting many family gatherings over the next several days and providing the delicious food. I hope I will exercise self-control and good sense, for the sake of my joints!

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11/1/17 9:29 A

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I hope your flight goes well! Say hello to Dallas! I havenít been there in 4 years.

Ellen

Nancy Ellen from Kansas
"Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful."
- Gertrude Stein

2009 - 137
2010- 135
2011 - 130
2012 - 127
2013 - 128
2014 - 131
2015 - 131.4
2016- 134.5
2017 - 135.8


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10/31/17 7:49 P

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Shari I am glad your sleep is better and you enjoyed your time with your granddaughter. . I hope learning the new accounting system.

I am going to Dallas tomorrow to see my mother and give my sister and brother in law a break. Saturday is their 40th wedding anniversary. Challenge is I hope the trip will go well.

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10/30/17 11:50 P

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Thank you Veenas. I'm still struggling a bit with my sleep, but that is a life-long issue. I do feel more rested.

Blessing: Spent the day with my 7 year old granddaughter as I do each Monday. The weather was cool enough to make the 10 minute walk to and from school without withering in the heat.

Challenge: I will set up the appointment to start being tutored in my new accounting software at work. Hoping for the best.

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Glad the pasta helped. I hope you get through next week okay.

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Blessing: I included some angel hair pasta w/my dinner last night and I slept soundly, even able to immediately resume sleep following a trip to the bathroom. I hope this new knowledge will continue to help in this area of my life.

Challenge: Next week will be very busy. I hope I can do everything I need to do and do it well.

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Thank you Veenas. Yes I am surviving the heat because of the grace of air conditioning, of course. I am looking forward to cooler weather.

Blessing: I have found it easy to conform to my necessary change in diet to get back to my desired weight.

Challenge: Apparently I am one of those that suffers insomnia as a result of reduced complex carbohydrates. My Italian descent has resulted in my love of pasta but I didn't realize that it was a curative to my already poor sleep ability. Working on this.

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10/25/17 10:21 P

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Shari I hope you are surviving the heat in California. From what I hear it has been brutal there. I am glad your husband is supporting you in your health goals. It is important that family and friends support one who is trying to live healthier.

Yes getting older can come with health problems. That is why is eating right and exercising is important. I too have some friends who have health challenges. All anyone can do is be supportive.

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Blessing: My husband is helping me to stay disciplined to meet my goal to be my best weight for my overall health. He does most of the cooking, so measuring the oils/fats is essential. A big shout-out to him for his diligence!

Challenge: Lots of people around us need prayers for health problems. Probably our age that this has increased so significantly. I hope we can be comforting, loving and supportive in a meaningful way.

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Thank you Veenas. I began to feel better as the day went on. I wrote out the many blessings I have encountered in the last little while and that helped a lot.

Blessing: I feel strong in my resolve to fulfill my goal to be my best weight. This commitment is a response to doing what is best for my body considering my history and joint problems. So grateful that I can exercise self-control and thereby not end up with more and worse problems in the future.

Challenge: This hasn't changed...always more to do than I have time for.

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Hi Shari. Overcoming sadness is difficult. I hope you also have the support of your family and friends.

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Hi Veenas! Yes, it takes considerable time to adjust to a parent's passing. I wish you and your family well. Your support of one another is a blessing.

Blessing: I have been able to do the mental work of incorporating the behaviors (eating/exercise) that are essential to my efforts to be a proper weight for my bones/muscles.

Challenge: I am struggling with sadness. I believe in the God of the bible who is able to help me experience joy in the midst of challenges. Not easy.

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Shari it is so good to have you post. I posted around Labor Day. I hope you will be able to do something about your weight gain.

I am still trying to deal with my father's passing. It is very hard. I am lucky that my family has been supporting each other and my friends have helped me keep busy with fun things.

I hope everyone has a nice week

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