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Yay Georgia! So close to a wonderful well deserved vacay! I hope you have the most restful amazing trip!

Becky, how awesome that you got a Fitbit! I love mine! It makes me so much more mindful of my steps and activity and it pushes me to meet my goals. Hope you enjoy yours!

Okay my friends! April is gone and may is here! Let's take a brisk walk over to our May Cafe!

Hugs, Cathy

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Suitcases packed and just within limits. woohoo. Hawaii be ready I will be there in 6 sleeps.

Well done Becky. The Fit bit is an awesome tool.

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Grading is done!!! House is coming along - preparing for the possibility that the entire back wall of the house will need to be ripped off and rebuilt. Got over 15,000 steps today for the first time since getting my Fitbit - feel great!

Georgia, almost Hawaii time!!! I am so excited for you. I hope your Easter celebrations were lovely.

Vicky, thinking of you as you finish up your graduate degree. :)

Cathy, hoping all is going well with the homeschooling.

Hugs to everyone! Insane week for me, so I will check in and respond when possible.

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Praying you get it all done Becky.

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Friday happy dance time!

Hugs to everyone!

I'll be spending the weekend grading final projects - week was too busy to get any done before today, and I see the students Monday evening.

Becky, aka "Irish"

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4/28/16 7:38 A

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Retractable sounds perfect to me. Glad the hard labour is done. Have a good day.

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Hi! I hope everyone is doing well. Hugs to all!

Ev and I tore down our overhang (patio cover) today - it was about 25 feet long by 14 feet deep. We bought a chainsaw last night. A couple hours of heavy lifting - feels so good. Amazing how bright our house is with it gone - fine that today is cool, but wait until July and August heat and sun. We are trying to figure out if we could replace it with a retractable cover, because we love the open view.

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Cathy I am suit all and the time will fly. Mindfulness is the best we can do. Keep it up.

Dee after my colonoscopy my doctor recommended similar diet. He told me as long as I had 1 banana, 1 apple, 6 prunes, some cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli daily (raw in a salad) and 2 tablespoons unprocessed bran - I could eat other foods with no problems. Choosing the foods with better fibre options oh and 3 litres of water daily.

Only 9 days to go folks and i am getting nervous and excited etc......

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HI All, hope you are having a good day.

not much going on here. my dad came home on Monday afternoon and so far so good. no surgery was required but a high fiber no processed foods diet was advised. this will be an adjustment for him as he eats a lot of frozen foods, crackers, white bread etc.,. otherwise all is well.

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Sending hugs and good thoughts to all!
Really crazy busy time of year for me as well.

Weeded over 2/3's of the garden yesterday! The Great Pyrs helped with digging! And the chickens were helping with fertilizing. My girls as always helped as well.

We are in the home stretch of homeschooling with just under 30 days left of school.

Still working hard to watch all I eat, but I am too sporadic with the tracking. I track really well, then life gets busy and I stop. So hard to stick with it! But it still helps to make me mindful and maybe that is all it is supposed to do.

Hope you are all well.

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4/26/16 4:57 P

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Dancing is a great calorie burner

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I'm attending and performing (don't be impressed) in a church dinner/show tonight. I'm worried about what will be served. I'm going to concentrate on eating only half of the dinner and skipping the dessert. Maybe I can get some spark fitness points by putting a little more umph in my dance moves :). Have a great evening.

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Sending hugs

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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4/25/16 7:53 P

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Hi! Hugs to all!

Crazy busy week here - final projects to grade, student teachers to observe, meetings & computer & paper work. I'll be around when I can be - maybe just to read.

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Jwe all have months like thatMakes for the tme to go quickly.

Back to work after three glorious days off. Feeling wonderful.

11 days to go and I am panicking as nothing is ready. Oh dear .....

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4/25/16 11:40 A

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Coming off a busy weekend into a busy week and then a busy month. As a mom, I hate the month of May - concerts and field trips and meetings and doctor's appointment and ... I'll be grateful when June rolls around. Keep up the good work, ladies!

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Well done Vicky.

Sending healing prayers for your dad.

Off to the Anzac Parade this morning and then my son's for cake.

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Hope all is well

me, Just a quick check-in. My dad has been in the hospital since early Monday morning with a blockage. Thought they would have to operate but looks like they won't have to now. Been running all week with work, hospital, home, eat, sleep and do it all again the next day.

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Good morning. Happy Sunday!!! Got 14 days till I graduate!!!!! It's almost here.

Today should be beautiful here in Buffalo. Taking kids to a summer camp open house. Should be great!

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Hope you get it all done Becky. Sounds like a big jo9b.

Church this morning was lovely and now getting some more things done around here.

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I hope your busy day went well, Georgia.

More yard work today - finished what I wanted to do last weekend but had pooped out. The back is looking so much better. Our ancient overhang (the covering to our back porch) is suddenly tilting - we were already planning to tear it down and replace it in the next few months, but now we might have to do it this week. Until then, we can't go out our family room slider - we have to use Mum's bedroom slider to access the back yard. Poor Lucy - she is so confused.

Wishing everyone a super weekend. Lots of hugs!

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4/22/16 3:29 P

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Today is going to be super busy. First going to church and then mum's shopping and then back home to race down the coast for a 1st birthday. Hopefully everything will just flow.

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Just checking in for the day. Stick to your goals this weekend! Have a great one.

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Long week over and long weekend coming up...hugs to all.

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Becky, sounds like a really great time! We got a local deal on our local AAA team baseball game which is always fun. We used to go every year when my hubby's company paid for it all. It is very family oriented where they throw sopping wet t-shirts into the crowd, have fireworks, . Jesse White Tumblers (amazing!) and things like that!
I'm not got at hot sunny days or sitting still, but the family time is really great.

Becky, I looked into Spring_Tulip and she has made her page either unavailable or gone offline with it (a message you probably got as well when you searched for her) and there is no way we can reach her because of it. I'm sorry, maybe she just needs a break and to regroup, hopefully! I'll be praying for her!

Georgia, hope you find time to breathe! I know you have a lot going on. Hugs!


Hugs to all, Cathy

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4/21/16 4:45 A

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Sounds like fun Becky. Not enough time at the moment for anything.

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Yay, Vicky! Almost there. Woo hoo!

Georgia, so glad you got that massage and are sleeping better.

Cathy, you're right - we can do it and we will!

Has anyone seen Spring Tulip lately? I tried going to her page from my friends list, but it wouldn't let me click on her. I hope she's ok. I know she had baseball and subbing and stuff, so maybe she's just too busy to spark right now?

Hugs to everyone!

This afternoon, all 5 of us went to Angels Stadium (in Anaheim, just down the street from Disneyland) to watch my university's baseball team play that of another university. It was completely free - tickets, parking, tacos and treats at tailgating afterward. Such a small crowd (relative to a MLB game) that we got to sit behind home plate and only a few rows back - so awesome! We all had a great time. :)

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Vicky, glad things are going well! Yay, you are almost done with school! That will be such a pleasant relief!

Hope all are well!

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Vicki glad all is going as well as you expect in your grad work. Finally it is coming to an end. Glad for you.

Sleeping better as my head is not so overloaded.

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I am so sorry I have been MIA!!!!

I miss you all! I have been going crazy lately with school and appointments and just all around running. Took a mental health day today! Getting caught up on cleaning and paperwork and other things.

I send you all hugs and prayers to who need. I didnt get to read all of the posts so positive thoughts to those who need and congrats to those who need as well! :)

Counting down to the end of grad school. May 7th is the big day. Im finishing up my work and getting my last chapters of my paper in order and my presentation ready. I cannot believe its almost over!!!!

Kids are still doing well in school, work is going good. Been doing better in working out, back has been easing up! Smiles all around.

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4/19/16 3:50 P

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Had a wonderful massage yesterday and i slept like a baby last night. Oh so nice.

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4/18/16 4:49 A

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Thank you dear sweet friends. It was a wonderful day. So tired today.
Talk more when rested.

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Hope you are all having a beautiful day everyone! We are almost done with our outdoor chicken habitat (coop and pen.) We just have to finish up the "roof." The chickens are outside and loving this beautiful weather as it is 75 here today. Nice to be outside!

Georgia, the pictures you posted on FB are beautiful! You are so gifted! Thanks for sharing! And I love the picture of the cake. What a wonderful day it must have been.

Becky, hope you are having a good rest filled day!

Sending hugs to all, Cathy

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Right. But sending you lots of extra energy, just in case. :)

Becky, aka "Irish"

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Thanks Becky - so exhausted and back to work today. No rest at all...Never mind. I am woman - right....

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The pictures are lovely, Georgia. I am so glad it went well.

Wishing everyone a super Sunday and a wonderful week.

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Thanks Becky and thanks for the friend request. Got it Photos to follow soonish

Until then here is the cake..


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Found you! :)

Happy birthday to your mom. Enjoy the festivities. You are such an awesome daughter to do all of that on your own.

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Becky I would love to be friends on- Georgia Kiepe.

Just waiting fir guests - all is finally done
Amazing what one can achieve on their own.

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Dee, I hope you get a nice amount of rain but no flooding. Totally get it about the teams - I dropped out of a few due to commitment expectations that I just cannot fulfill. I love our team - supportive and here when we can be. :)

Georgia, glad you got some rain, too. We didn't get all we were supposed to, and now it's super windy and hot. Do you want to be friends on FB? I'd love to see the cake! Let me know how to find you.

Hi, Cathy!

Hugs to everyone.

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So busy today! I'll be by later today or tomorrow to respond to your posts

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Hope you get some lovely rain Dee. We have had some sprinkle showers and hoping for some more today.

Up bright and early to get organised for mum's surprise party today.

I will put some photos of the amazing cake up on Facebook. My friend did an amazing job indeed.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Morning All,

Becky, do hope you get the fraud problem corrected quickly. A belated Happy Birthday to your son.

Georgia, glad your new store is working out.

Cathy, I can understand your frustrations with weight. It is an age thing. Try not weighing yourself for one month. Track food portion sizes and get in at least 10,000 steps per day 6-7 days a week.

Everyone Else, hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there. Had to drop out of several teams because the expected amount of participation was more than I could do. All is well here. Looking at rain for the next three to fours days with flooding possible in some areas depending on the accumulation.


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Sleep does improve eventually. It does change the body's way of processing things.

Prayers for all of us

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Cathy & Georgia, so sorry about your sons. Just crazy that others can come between you - but that is what my stepmother has done with my father & his kids. Lots of hugs!

I'm glad others understand my frustration with weight - all of the same "doing" and "avoiding" here, but no budging on the scales. (I could do a lot better at lowering my carb intake, to be honest.) I am 4 years from when my sister went through menopause, so probably perimenopause for me right now. GRRR! I hope you're right and it all gets better later - weight, sleep, etc.

Thanks for the wishes for my son. He had a great birthday.

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Cathy i hear you on your son. My DIL recently had surgery and let me know after the fact just to let me know that her mother was there to calm my son down and look after her. Knives in the back and I have not seen my son for 5 and half years now.......so sad.....for both of us.

Cathy you answered yourself as to why you are not losing weight. Same reasons here. High stress, lack of sufficient sleep (menopause does that) - all you can do is eat healthy and exercise and not worry as much about the scales. It will settle down at some stage and then it will fall off. Also cut down on the carbs .

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Georgia, so glad the day went well. And flowers? You are so sweet and deserving!! Hugs!

Becky, wow, I agree that time flies. My oldest (who sadly won't have anything to do with me, long story) just turned 27. Can you believe he and I were so very close...that is until his now wife came into the picture and my ex (his father) saw that as an opportunity to taint my son.

On a happy note, you are a wonderful mom and your boys are so blessed to have you! Hope your family has a wonderful celebration of your "baby!"

I am tired and overwhelmed! And I am so very discouraged! Again, another week goes by and the scale is evil! I am so done! I don't know what to do anymore! I want to get this weight off and it just won't budge! I know I just started menopause, have stress and don't sleep well, but what gives? I am working out sensibly, have read numerous articles on best ways to lose weight at my age and with my issues...nothing seems to work. So, I am taking a week to just not workout, but I will walk the dogs so I get my steps and it's something I enjoy. I am working hard to eat well, not worrying so much about the calories, but just eating healthy lean, green, and clean food and measuring everything.

Sorry for the rant!

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Many Happy returns for your darling baby Becky.

Tired after a long day at work.



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Georgia, I'm glad it went well at your new store. You are such a kind, supportive person - they will love you. How sweet to get flowers! Hugs for extra energy to get the 80th planned - that totally wiped me out last month.

My baby is 14 today - AGH! So hard to believe. He & his brother get out of school early on Wednesdays this year, so we took them to his favorite place for lunch, Boudin (the San Francisco sour dough place - we have a couple of their restaurants fairly close to us). Super yummy. For his treat, he wanted Yogurtland (he is not a cake eater, and I made brownies last weekend). Next year, both boys will be in high school - crazy how time flies.

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Oh Becky the anxiety related to such a thing is unbelievable. I pray for a speedy resolution.

Day 1 went well at the new store. i even got flowers from my 2IC. Lovely gesture. There are a few things to tweak and then all will be smooth sailing.

Have a wonderful day everyone. Too busy trying to get mum's 80th sorted out in between working.

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Looking at Ev's credit reports, it looks like they tried to open a mortgage, too. Wow - this fake DH is living a "higher life" than we do (fancy phones, own home). GRRR! So much paperwork to fill in, print out, get notarized, mail in. Luckily, our credit union doesn't charge us a notary fee if it is due to fraud.

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Dee, I hope you had a wonderful rest-filled weekend. You so deserve it.

Becky, how awful! I hope and pray they can find who did this and at least relieve you of any charges. People are so cruel these days, with no concern for how their actions affect others.

Georgia, glad the christening went well. I hope you find some time to put together your clothes and other things you will be taking on your trip. I also wish you the very best on your first day at the new store!

Anyone heard of leptin resistance? I just read a little about it and it is what can keep you from burning fat. Don't know if there is anything to it.

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Oh Becky praying for a quick resolution to this problem. I hate dishonest people.

Getting cooler days although still in what's classed as hot.

Day 1 at new shop today. A little anxious but I am sure it will be fine.

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We just got notified by a debt collector that someone used Ev's SS# in the Phoenix area and racked up $3000 in debt to Sprint in a year. AGH! We have been on hold with Sprint customer service department for over 30 minutes, because the fraud department message says it is not open (although they state on the phone what their business hours are and we are well within them). So darn mad! What a hassle this will be.

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Becky glad the event went well.

Dee enjoy your rest time.

My great niece had her christening yesterday and i was so busy baking and taking photos to check in on sparks.

It went well and I am glad that is over. Next weekend I have the surprise birthday for my mum and am busy preparing for that too.

Such busy days and no time to plan my wardrobe for my trip let alone what to take with me.

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Hi All, hope all is well.

Becky, glad your event went well and the rain only dripped on you. Congrats on your newest niece.

Georgia, do hope the move to the new store goes well for you.

Cathy, sounds like you all have been busy setting up the new coop for the chicks.

Vicky, WTG on being in the homestretch on getting your Master's!! AWESOME!!

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. inventory is over and they actually gave us (dept mgrs.) 3 day weekends to recoup. so have been relaxing and sleeping in a bit these last few days. i'm still feeling beat after working 5am to 4pm most days and sometimes longer. otherwise all is well with us.




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We made it through lunch without too much rain. There was a small hole above my seat, so I got dripped on a little, but it wasn't bad. :)

Wishing everyone a happy, peaceful week. Lots of hugs!

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Becky praying for a fine time and the rain only to turn up after the event.

Cathy I am sure the chickens will be fine. They will huddle up and keep each other warm.

Had a busy day yesterday and cooked for the christening today. Hope it is fun. Mum has asked me to take photos so charging up the camera.

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Georgia, I hope you have a relaxing peaceful weekend before your new beginning.

Becky, I hope the storms don't come until after your outdoor event!

We are putting finishing touches on the outdoor coop for the chickens. It is still pretty cold here with 30 at night, 40-50F by day. We were worried about it being such a shock to them after being indoors, but many chicken people have reassured us that they will be fine. I am such a mother hen!! LOL Moving heavy garden stones and all the other work is great natural exercise. That is what I love the most.

Hope everyone has a amazing day! You are all awesome and deserve to shine the light on you for a time. Take care of you!

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Off to campus for an outdoor lunch with 600+ people - prospective fall freshmen and their parents - and we are expecting a big rain storm right in the middle of it. The giant tent only has a top - no sides - and my department's tables are always on the edge. Wish me luck!

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Oh sweet Cathy puberty is the worse time for boys with so many hormonal and physical changes. I do recall similar things with my son. I am praying for your as we speak.

Thank you all for your kind wishes. the day finished nicely and next week new beginnings.

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Vicky, Yay! That is awesome that you are almost done with your Masters! Way to go!

Georgia, I hope the new store is a really good fit for you!

Becky, Hope you are getting a chance to breathe with all that you do.

Dee, hope you are doing well. Thinking about you!

We are having some anger issues (it's been ongoing for a long time) with our Josiah. He keeps things inside, or is so concrete he can't see there is another way to deal no matter how much we show him better choices. Then when he can't manage it any more he rages. Consequences don't work, rewards don't work. Reasoning doesn't work.

The girls are tired of dealing with it as well. It is stressful for all.
We pray about it, but nothing has changed. Hoping with time the tools we've given will work or getting through puberty will help. He is 14.5 years now.

I am still walking dogs daily, working out sensibly...no change. So frustrating. So I shall keep on keeping on.

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Awesome, Vicky! Sending you lots of extra energy for the final push.

Georgia, wishing you happiness in your new location.

Hi, Cathy! Hugs to everyone.

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Thanks Vicki.

Wow finally you will finish your masters. That is great news. Well done. Long time in coming but you did it.

Today is my last day at this store. Another chapter closed and now to look forward to a new one starting.

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Becky,
Congratulations! That is great news.

Here Im getting back on track. Hoping it will show upon the scale.

School is winding down. Only have about 4 weeks left. I present my Masters Project May 7th. Cannot believe it!

Georgia, its ok I have had days like that were for some reason all I want to do is eat! Just get up the next day and its a whole new day!

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Oh Becky, congratulations! That is so wonderful! They are all so blessed to have such an amazing loving aunt/great aunt. Hope you get the see the little one in Florida.

Georgia, sending special weight loss hugs your way! We are all going to do this!!

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Thank you! That makes 3 great nieces and 2 great nephews with another great nephew on the way. (And, please, God, perhaps another niece or nephew - one of my brothers and his wife went through IVF last week.)

I got my "baby fix" this morning. I met one of my former students (who is married to another former student) for breakfast. Their little boy is 7 months old - so cute and such huge, dark blue eyes! :)

I hope everyone is having a good week. Hugs all around!

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I have a new great niece! Adelynn Grace was born this morning, joining brother Parker and 2 half brothers in my niece's adorable household. I wish they lived closer - they are in Florida - because I would love to hold her.

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Thanks dear friends. It just seems no matter what I try it moves in the wrong direction.

I shall persevere and knowing my dearest friends here are encouraging me spurs me on to keep trying.

Having a heavy stress load also does not help.

Cooler mornings are coming so let us hope this year we get a cold winter.

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Becky, you are absolutely right. There is no shame in honesty! It is a great starting point to change!
We are going to do this together and be beautiful outside, just you we are on the inside, Georgia!
Let's do this!

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No need to be embarrassed, Georgia. I am doing the same thing. But we can get back on track. We just need to not beat ourselves up over it, but instead acknowledge it and move on.

Lots of hugs to everyone! Wishing all a week of feeling stronger and better. You are amazing ladies!

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I do not know what is wrong me this week. Just over eating .....trying hard to get myself under control.

There I have voiced it and am embarrassed but I have to do this.

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Vicky, you are so right! We can do this. We all have slip ups, but we can help each other back up and on our path to healthy living.
I had a very busy day but got so much done outside. We were given a chicken coop by a friend who made it with her sons, so we spent the day planning where we would put the coop and and build a run. We've had the coop for a while and it's time for the chicks to go outside. We have to make sure it's very predator proof as we get coyotes and even fox sometimes. Yikes!
Anyway, our plan was to spend little to no money and we ended up spending nothing and were able to pretty much finish the coop and run today. Still need to put pavers down (free also) but they are so heavy! So I got over 18,000 steps today and weight training! Maybe that scale will budge!

Hope you are all well!

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I've had a rough few days eating wise. Trying to get back on track.

I hear ya on the exercise I get in a routine and then I get bored so I need to change it up. Nit always easy but I try.

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I hear you Cathy - that is my problem at the moment. Eating well, moving and yet the scales fight me.

Perseverance is my middle name.

Don't give up just let up a bit. Stress and worry have a habit of keeping the weight lingering.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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So glad the information is helpful, Georgia.

I am not having a good day. I weighed myself after 2 weeks of working so hard and sticking to my eating and exercise goals. I tried to balance workouts with not overdoing it.
But then I got on the scale and it actually said 2 pounds heavier! Not fair! I am so tired of this and don't know what else I can do.
I know I won't quit, just really down!
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Cathy wow such helpful and informative information. You are absolutely right. My biggest issue this month will be portion control. I eat a rainbow but too much of everything.

We are going to become appealing lovely slender "young" women.

Go Us !!!

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hi Ladies!

I've read so many times that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to enjoy the path as much as you can.
So this idea of being appealing came to me when I thought of how exercise and food are so often NOT appealing at all. We think we have to eat celery sticks, carrots, and apples and workout should be painful and/or like work for it to be effective. Wrong!
The best exercise you can do is one that you enjoy or you won't stick with it. Sticking with it is crucial to long term weight loss and keeping it off. So if you enjoy running around with your kids or grandkids, that is exercise. If you like to play tennis, or soccer or shoot hoops, then that is what you should do. If you like to take hikes, that is awesome! I walk my dogs every day doing fast and slow to mix it up. Hiking up hills is really good fat burning exercise as well as increasing speed. A windy day is actually a benefit as that resistance will make you work harder and burn more calories.
You get the idea!
As for food, if you don't enjoy what you are eating, then you will never stick with it and it will feel like a punishment or deprivation. This will backfire as you will "cheat" or eat much bigger portions of all the wrong foods.
I do treat myself with a wonderful Gelato I like, but I do my best to stick with a portion of it
Measure and weigh everything!
Portions are crucial!
Don't eat late at night!
Eat a rainbow!
You know how to do this.
So let's eat and workout in ways that appeal to us. It may take us a bit longer, but we will have greater success and most likely keep it off.
I hope I haven't been too wordy! Oh, wait, sorry! I was! LOL

Hugs to all, Cathy
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