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Hello again ladies,

I got my 4 mile power walk in outside after doing 20 minutes of running indoors. It was quite cool but didn't feel as cool as yesterday. After dinner I took the 3 dogs out for the first time in a long while but it was so cold that we barely went a mile.I was underdressed and should have worn a warmer coat with hat and gloves. It almost felt like it would snow Oh goodness did I say that!.

Gail, please don't worry about addressing everyone's personal messages. IT is not necessary and with the numbers of the team growing could be a long process. Just post a few words about your day and how you are feeling and that will suffice. There are no set rules here and I want you to feel comfortable on the team not stressed out.

The same goes for everyone. It is not expected of you to respond to every message because we have to time for life, our own fitness plans and no one wants to sit for longer than a few minutes reading and responding to messages.
Please post what and when you can only and above all don't stress out if you are not posting every day. Life happens.

On that note, I am going to hop in a nice warm tub then knit for the rest of the evening. I have the back and part of the left front done now on my GD's Christmas gift which is a long cardigan.

Have a great evening and pleasant dreams.

P.S. if anyone needs anything, you are most welcome to contact me through Spark mail or even my private email address at susan.blanchard1952@gmail.com

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Hi everyone. I read everyone post. It's so interesting learning about everyone. I can't seem to find time to make individual comments on all the teams. I don't know how you all do it. I had a bad night so had a nap, which I normally never do. Hubby is waiting for me to go for a walk, so must go. Take care everyone Thank you for the friend requests. Have a great day.

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WELCOME TO ALL THE NEW COMERS. I hope you find something you like on this thread and feel comfortable to post every chance you get!!

I could have sworn I posted yesterday or at least on Friday but it's not here. Guess I was too busy with my birthday which really was a wonderful day. ----didn't even have to open the cupboard doors or turn the stove on. I was royally spoiled. The weather was snowy, blizzardy all day but that didn't stop us from being out and about even if it was a quick in and out of the vehicle or restaurant!!! We did get a lot of snow so yesterday I was busy pushing snow off the back step several times and making a clear place for my kitties to come to the house and eat. They are wild but feel comfortable enough to come around for food which I always set out for them. They love leftovers but on days when no leftovers are available I have high quality cat food for them which they usually turn up their noses up to. Spoiled brats. We have pigeons in the barns and I often see remnants of them. Never see a mouse so they are actually earning their keep!!! I absolutely hate mice, they make me shiver every time I see them, filthy little beggars.

I can't believe all the posts, wow what a change from what was. For months it was only 3 of us then we got a leader, our very own Susan from Welland, Ontario and what a go getter she is, inviting people and adding threads to this team. I hope to visit some of those threads but am pretty busy on another team and I do the 5% Challenges as well so not making any promises.

The sun is shining brightly today so I shall be heading out shortly to visit with the horses while I feed them then I will go for a walk provided the snow isn't deeper than my boots are tall. LOL

Have a great Sunday everyone, keep safe and comfortable.



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Hello Ladies,
sending Sunday Blessings your way.

Kris, you are so lucky to be in a climate where you can grow bananas. What and awesome bunch you have there and good thing you brought them in when you did. I wouldn't want to be sharing them with critters either. Filled with potassium they are a great fruit especially for any people with diabetes.

The weather is cool again today so power walking is in the forecast for me this afternoon.
Once Hailie goes home, I will get out and do my thing. Hailie has a great night here but she was a sleepyhead this morning not waking up until 11:00 am. I finally had to give her a little poke to get her up and moving.


Last night when I was doing some strength training I looked down to see my little Tobi with Peter our cat. They are such good friends and my heart melted when I saw this....


Tobi's hair is growing back nicely now that his chemotherapy is over with and he is in remission. Looking more like the Shih Tzu that he is than a hairless Chinese Crested dog. We are feeling blessed that he has a chance to live another year or two before the cancer returns. The Dr says it can be more than 2 years if he is lucky.

I am going to go now but will be back later in the day to see how everyone is doing.



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I'll read the posts later but I'm all excited. I went out to water my Rhubarb and looked up and thought I could see some yellow tinge on the bananas, so I got a stool off the deck and a heavy carving knife and went out, climbed up on the stool and chopped them down




If I hadn't chopped the bunch down this evening, odds are that rats would have been up to them, quicker than a robber's dog, and munched on them within the next couple nights.

I'm in banana heaven. I also have 21 left that I had bought on Thursday. Just as well I love, Love, LOVE bananas :-)

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10/24/20 9:38 P

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Warrior always a good sign if you like a tradesman, I think we all sense when they’re a “cowboy” (hope that meaning translates well over the pond, i.e. a bad workman out to con you). My DH used to work for the gas company as a technician and consequently had to know how to do all sorts of other work to make good after he’d installed cookers or central heating systems. So now he can’t stand the thought of any tradesman coming into our home to do something he could do himself……..and he can sense a “cowboy” a MILE off.

Sue that’s awful. I have to say that on that score I could not feel safer here. Gosh! I hope they catch him. I’m a keen, mean cleaning machine too, but not that many hours. There is only the two of us and we’re hardly dirty individuals emoticon My home is clean but lived in, it takes about two hours to be thorough in this bungalow + laundry time. We’re also blessed with clean sea air now, not the petrol fumed dusty air as back in London, I really noticed the difference within months of being here. The car needed less valeting for a start LOL. Oh, and yes Pete rarely places things back the way I like them either. My pet hate I towels not hung straight. I see Tyson lives up to his name, what a cutie.

Gail welcome. I’ve added you, hope that’s okay.

Judy that’s sound advice re the spray. I can’t imagine being able to defend myself if attacked either, I think I’d just freeze. One of my favourite soups is potato and leek. I remember first having it as a starter one winter in a local pub back in Harlington (before we moved to Norfolk) the flavour was so intense, gorgeous and filing, I’ve never been able to replicate it sadly.

Kris nice to meet you, I’d added you too hun. I loved reading a little about you and I hope to be able to chat with you here. Pete’s late mother used to live on Vancouver Island and his brother and sister in law live on the other side of Canada in Orangeville. We need to remember we’re approx. 8 hours ahead of them timewise for phone calls as we’re in the UK.

It’s gone 01.;30 here and I’m not able to sleep. I fell over twice at the beginning of September still have pain in my hips after I’ve been active all day (today was gardening so lots of bending, I should have stopped sooner!) and I know I’ll get at least some sleep if I settle on the couch, well that’s the plan. Sheesh………….getting on in years is not for wimps eh? emoticon emoticon


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Hello Kris and welcome to our team. It is so good to see your post. Wish I was there right now to enjoy the summer that is coming on. I remember very well spending Christmas at the beach when I lived in new Zealand. The climate is wonderful there and you have the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

I have family that live in British Columbia as well but they live north of Vancouver on what they call the Sunshine Coast in a small community called Powell River. I myself live in southern Ontario very close to Niagara Falls.

How wonderful to have fresh bananas every day once they ripen. And the nectarines. Not a fan of the courgette but love tomatoes (not tree tomatoes though)

I too like to weigh and measure my portions as well for accuracy although I am pretty good at eyeballing a size I want accuracy when I am trying to lose a few pounds.

I do hope you will enjoy this team of women that is growing this week and I hope together we will all make a great name for this team on Spark People.


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Hi - I've been on this team for a long time, but never posted much here - in part because I was quite busy as a leader on Dealing with Depression and as a Community Leader on the Community Message Boards, however as the number of people posting has dropped of quite considerably, I don't find myself as busy as I was.

A little about myself:
I am 66yrs young, and have 2 adult children. A son who lives in Vancouver BC (Shifted there Nov. 2014) and a daughter, who lives about 15 minutes drive from me. She is married with 2 children - a 13yr old and a 25yr old who lives with his fiance and my beautiful 3yr old great-grandson. My husband died suddenly Mid December 2012.

Even tho' I have been in maintenance for a number of years, I still weigh all of my food for increased accuracy and enter it all into the nutrition tracker. My body was extremely sensitive to calories (as noted by my Registered Dietitian) which is why I had gain a lot of weight over the years, even tho' I was eating a very healthy diet, and within a normal healthy range. When she figured the problem and was able to steer me on the right course, I haven't looked back.

We are going into our summer, so I have started enjoying fresh Strawberries again, and am looking forward to Nectarines etc. and growing my own tomatoes, and courgettes, along with possibly a couple other veggies this year. I LOVE my fruit and veggies. Because I have a love/addiction of/for bananas, my daughter gave me a Banana Plant. I am waiting for them to ripen. There are about 80 on the plant. This was taken end of March of the ones still to ripen.


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Hello Team, I'm back after a great long walk this afternoon.

Judy I would carry pepper spray if it were legal here in Canada but it isn't.

Gail, we are happy to have you with us anyway. You will be at maintenance soon enough and here you will be able to keep up with maintaining.

When I went out today I did go to my trail and there were lots of people there (couples and families) so I felt safe. I have attached my large hat pin to my hat but didn't take the jackknife today because I realize my car keys act like a jackknife where when I push the button the key pops out. It isn't sharp but it could so damage to someone's eyes if I stuck them with it. I just carried them in my hands with the key hidden depressed,

As for cleaning, I have a bit of OCD and I do not like disorder. I keep things organized but in a day hubby has messed things up again like my kitchen cupboards and the fridge. I spend more time putting things back in order. I am also very fussy the way my bathroom is and we have two so they are done on almost daily basis. I drive my kids and grand kids crazy when I go to their homes and end up lining shoes up that are at the door way. I have a hard time sitting still if I see something that isn't sitting right or looks creased or out of place.

I managed to get in an 8 mile power walk today and feel great. Will go out and walk the dogs after dinner. Tyson was with me for my big walk today and although he is just a small Chihuahua cross he wouldn't let anyone hurt me. I am his pet .Here is my little power walker buddy. It was so cold I had to put his coat on as he gets cold very easily


I took some great pictures on my walk today of our downtown area which is just before the park where my trail is. I may post some of them in todays BLOG later on. Here is one more and this is the hill I go down then up when I am approaching the park where the trail is .


It's so pretty out there with all the fall colors . I have to get moving to take the dogs out now so I will wish everyone a good night.



Edited by: KEEPITUP4LIFE at: 10/24/2020 (19:02)
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I don't spend that much time cleaning!! Susan, you should get yourself some pepper spray. I don't think I could use a knife, but I know I could use pepper spray. I should have some too, as so many people let their dogs loose in their yards and say they are friendly, but one never knows what their dog may do if they feel threatened. My little Sunny got attacked by a "friendly" pitbull belonging to a neighbor once, and that was absolutely horrible. Sunny came out of it okay, but the dog was definitely trying to kill her, with teeth in her head and neck and shaking. I'll never forget it!! Rox, good to see you again! I also struggle up and down, as I think we all do, but I think that is part of maintenance -- but we just keep at it! We discovered we had an overabundance of potatoes, so we made a big crockpot of potato soup. Smells so good! Perfect gloomy day for it, too!

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10/24/20 1:36 P

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emoticon Thanks for the Invite. Belated emoticon Verna

I'm real busy right now with tons of IT stuff, downloading to a new computer & learning new Apps + keeping up SP tracking & exercising. I just wanted to stop by to introduce myself & see what this great Team is about..

Like someone else said, I don't quite fit into the Maintainers category yet, but hopefully will be there soon.. As a T2 diabetic & senior, I'm hoping to lose another 10 lbs + 3" more off waist. Then I'll have reached Maintainer status.

Have a great weekend & keep warm emoticon or cool wherever you are. emoticon .

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10/24/20 12:30 P

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Hello Lddies,

Just taking a short break from my regular Saturday cleaning. Did you know that statistic show the average American spend 6 hours a week cleaning their house. Not in my world. I think I spent at least 25 hours a week cleaning but on Saturdays I do spent about 6 hours because it usually includes laundry and washing floors.
House cleaning can be counted as fitness if it gets your heart rate up.

Well, the sun and warm weather is now gone and it is gloomy out and a mere 5C or 42F which is a far cry from yesterdays balmy temps. This will be a perfect day for power walking once I am done my housework.

Sue glad you like the plumber. I hope he gives you a good deal on the work he does for you.
Luckily for us my hubby cam e from a family of 8 kids which 6 are boys with trades.. We have a couple electricians, a carpenter and a plumber to help us when needed. They never want to be paid but we always insist they take something because it would cost a fortune if we had to get someone else in.
Next spring my brother in law is going to help us rebuild our back deck and make it larger. With our family expanding we can use more deck space.

CAZ such a shame that you can't do your walks on the beach presently. It sucks when we are curtailed from what we love most because of factors that can be avoided. I stopped going on my trail because of a sexual predator that is yet to be caught but yesterday I said I can't live in fear so I went on my trail and luckily lots of people were there. I had a very large hat pit attached to my hat and I also carried a pocket knife with me (just in case) Not sure if I could defend myself but I would do my best if needed.

I hope everyone has begun their weekend with lots of activity and fun in it. As much as many people hate doing house cleaning, I am in my element so I consider it fun enough.
Now to get finished so I can get out for a power walk.
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Happy Saturday, girls (is it Sunday for you, BUTTONPOPPER (Carolyn)?) and so happy you're here, Rox. I totally understand your feelings... I think we all feel that way to a certain degree since Covid hit. We are all forced to limit our lives in ways that impede our joy. It's hard to be in such unsettled times.

The plumber DID show up and we liked him very much (if that means anything, LOL). He replaced a shut off valve in the basement and will also give us an estimate on some work that needs to be done in an upstairs bathroom.

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Morning gal
haven't much time to chat so excuse the brevity of my responses.

Warrior I hope he turned up.

Sue hope Hallie is soon well. We have a different division that works, but just occasional I wish he'd cook emoticon I am avoiding the beach now! Heard on local news that covid instances are high on the seafront postcode.............and so obviously its locals who are affected. It's too close to home for my liking, even though I wear a mask AND keep a distance and don't touch anything (or anybody). *cold shiver* YEAH way too close.

Judy glad the storm missed.

Rox emoticon emoticon


Gotta go, have a fandabidozy weekend all emoticon



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Hi there, Rox, so happy to see your post and happy that you have joined us. The team looks as if it will be very strong and together we will be able to support each other through this healthy maintenance journey. yes we do gain from time to time but together we will motivate one another to stay strong and always look at the big picture which to stay as healthy as we can.

Isn't it amazing how much we can accumulate. Hubby and I have been downsizing for the past 5 years and it is ongoing.

Welcome to our team and I look forward to getting to know you better. emoticon


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Hello ladies. I was just invited by KEEPITUP4LIFE to this thread. I have been in maintenance for quite some time but find myself up and down a few pounds since most of the time I am locked down/out since March. This covid has really gotten to me and I find myself a bit depressed at times. I used to volunteer at the hospital but not now. Had to cancel two trips this year and I do hope we can make it to Yellowstone next May. I used to babysit 5 days a week but now just 2 since my son-in-law works from home and my 3 granddaughters only do in person learning twice a week and my daughter is home Wednesday so they can clean the schools. I felt needed before but now I guess I feel a bit sorry for myself. I live in Ohio and we are in the second wave now with over 2,000 cases each day for almost 2 weeks. I really miss my family and life. I will be cancelling my big Thanksgiving dinner here due to Covid. I have two sister-in-laws who currently are compromised. Still doing church on line even. I seem to have a problem eating at night lately. I do walk a whole heck of a lot though. It has been a tough year for sickness and death in our family. I will be 65 on November 3 (hope I get who I want for my birthday...LOL). I do get great enjoyment from the outdoors and I have two big dogs to enjoy it with me. I will get on here daily to get to know you guys. 75 Degrees here yesterday and today but the 40's are coming tonight. Woohoo! Sweater weather! I still do a couple Feed the Hungry days a month, outside and with my mask on and I do a phone Bible Study Monday thru Friday. One thing I am proud of myself about during this lockdown, I have purged 10 items a day for 10 wks (700 items) and taken to the Goodwill. Sunday I am cutting back to 5 items a day. I have accumulated a lot over the years. The 3 kids left a bit and when my mother passed I got a bit more. Hope you are having a lovely day.


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Happy Birthday, Verna! Enjoy your day and spoil yourself a bit! Caz, due to Covid I'm not seeing my kids/grandkids much, but I weigh the risks and feel it is worth taking it occasionally to see them. Here in the midwest we are just having our first wave, but being in the rural area, there are currently 23 active cases, so that is hopefully still able to avoid by taking precautions. Have not heard of any serious cases here -- mostly mild. Still have snow, but the majority of yesterday's storm missed us. There is more predicted Saturday and Sunday. The pictures my son and daughter-in-law are sending from Isla Mujeres (island near Cancun) look so inviting with the ocean and sun and warm temps. They are taking a risk with their travel, but honestly with their occupations (she a deputy sheriff and him an EMT/Firefighter) they really needed a mental health break. Agree that it is good to have Buttonpopper join and the others come back! Too cold and windy again today (only 28 degrees!) so I think I'll do a Walk Away the Pounds video.

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Good morning ladies,

first I want to wish Verna a very Happy Birthday. May this day be one where you are spoiled and make good memories to last a lifetime. Indulge a bit and enjoy this day to it's fullest.

The sun is shining brightly here and it is to reach 23C (73.4F) and I will be heading out for a long long power walk as soon as my GD picks her up. Hailie is only here for a short time while her mom is at a meeting so she should be back within the next 2 hours and I will be out of here before noon giving me 4 hours of me time before I need to be back to make dinner for hubby so he can then go to his bowling league.

Hailie is not a happy camper this morning so I am avoiding her while hubby works his magic. She still isn't over her cold yet but I sure hope by next week she is well on the mend.

CAZ, my hubby is one of the best around. He shares in doing everything around the house. He cleans the cat boxes while I clean the toilets. He carries the laundry down while I wash dry and fold it then he carries it back upstairs for me. If I ask him to make dinner one night a week so I an do something, he is always willing and he shares 50/50 in babysitting Hailie and when she was in diapers he even changed her (even the poopy ones) as he did will all of our children. Yes, Brian is one in a million. Very easy going and never gets anxious about anything unlike myself.
Those beach walks sound so inviting and I can't wait until I can rebook the trip to the Caribbean that got cancelled in March due to COVID.

Judy hope you are having lots of fun fun with little Max. Has the snow melted there yet?

Verna I was picturing you knee deep in snow carrying buckets of grain and it made e cold just thinking of it. I hope you don't have to harsh a winter unless you like it that way. Some people I know love the winter and cold months with lot of snow. I will take CAZ's beach any time.

Deena the odd thing about me is that I wore short pixie cuts most of my life and then in 2008 I was finally successful at growing my hair long. I keep it that way now but on moist days have it up in a clip as I am to active to have it flying in my face. I wear a baseball cap when I am out on my runs but I do love wearing my hair down when I go out shopping or to any social event.

Carolyn, I do hope you are having a great day and feeling inspired by all the welcomes to our team.

Sue good to see your post and hope you have a good day at work. MRI's are pain free and they put headphones on you so it drones out the noise they make. I had 2 in the past couple of years for my shoulder injury. Usually takes about 30 minutes depending on what they are looking for.

Well I better get dressed and be ready to head out for my long distance adventure. I may take a chance and go back to my trail but plan on taking some protection with me just in case.

Have a super great day everyone and above all be safe.







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Happy birthday to you Verna!!! God morning ladies!

Will pop back later, I'm waiting for the plumber.

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Morning campers emoticon

Carolyn emoticon This team has a warm fuzzy feeling I like, you;ll fit in just fine and those pounds will soon melt away. No way are you an imposter.

Cat the Farah look was my style for many a year, now it's short and edgy, so much easier to wash and finger dry,. SO sorry to learn of your accident, I do the plough too and I can see how you damaged yourself. OHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhh nasty, emoticon emoticon

WarriorSue hope you had a good day.

Sue glad that power outage didn't last too long. I always worry for food in the freezer defrosting on such occasions..........thankfully few. I'd forgotten you were a nurse. Sounds like one great cardio workout, and how cool to have dinner done for you. What's your secret LOL.


Judy well said on the outlook of this team. Support and encouragement are the watch words.
Glad you made it home.You are lucky to have your GS with you, generations are being kept apart here now because of the pandemic.

Verna my beach walks have become even more important to me with this covid going on. The locals almost instantly fell into a way of keeping distance down there, like traffic lanes for walkers and cyclists........most amusing. But then when tourists visited they made a hash of it and locals kept away and left them to it LOL. The local pubic loos all have sanitizer at the door, added washing facilities and every so often down the esplanade there are sanitizer stations- always well stocked. I feel TOTALLY safe. It's enabled me to stay sane having walks down there. emoticon hun

Time for walkies

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I am more than thrilled to see you have joined this team Buttonpopper. I have long considered you my friend and now you are my Sparkling Team Friend. It just doesn't get better than that!! Welcome and I do hope you find help and inspiration here and that you post as often as you find time to do so as I know you are a very busy woman.

Caz, I'm so glad to see you back as well. Always enjoyed your posts about walking along the beach while I was up to my knees in snow trying to keep the pails of grain above it!! Just kidding well a little bit anyway.--there have been days and likely there will be more when I truly am trying to keep the pails higher than the snow as I trudge through it when it's past my knees. So far, we only have a skiff and that's just fine with me. This will no doubt melt away but we will have much more new stuff as winter progresses.

Judy, I can relate to your snow storm because I just looked out the window and it is coming down like a blizzard.---Guess I'll wait 5 minutes and it will likely quit although the forecast is for snow today and tomorrow.

Deena, I bet there was a time that you showed off all your "moves" but maybe you'd better join the ranks of the "mature" folks now and not overextend (pun intended) yourself quite so much. LOL Seriously, I sincerely hope your back can be fixed. I can't imagine being in a position and hearing a pop in my back. Take care of yourself, exercise moderately and get better slowly so you can go on your trip pain free.

Susan I see your leadership qualities have kicked into full speed ahead, you've not only invited many members back but you're opening new threads as well. I put my info on my ticker then it shows up on every post. Did that long ago when I started doing the 5% Challenges.

Yes, my birthday is tomorrow and for those who are curious, I will be 36 with the same number of years of experience!!

Need to move along into the kitchen now and get dinner prepared. Have a fabulous evening everyone.





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Judy. so glad you made it back safely with all that snow and your little grandson. You are going to have a blast this week having him to spend the time with. It's crazy that you have had snow already as it was only a week or two that you were camping. Mother nature sure is on some heavy drugs I think LOL.
This is so great with all the faces here, new and returning. I have sent a message to CAT asking her to come and post when she can. I do hope she will consider returning as it just isn't the same with out her.

The rain stopped long enough for me to get out and power walk for 4 miles. I was soaking wet with sweat when I got home I had to change my clothes. No time to shower as it was too close to dinner that hubby has started when I was gone. He's such a great man.

Have to go but I just want to emphasize how grateful I am to everyone who has posted and joined this team Now let's show them what we've got!

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Oh, my gosh, a couple days away and it took me quite awhile to catch up on the posts! Caz, so good to hear from you, and also Sue. So good to also have a new member. We do not care if you're not maintaining. I think most of us hit maintenance and then regained some. The point is we're still all on the same boat. Just the motivation of staying active that I get from this team is helpful. Not necessarily even physically active, but staying alive and vital, if you understand what I mean. We had to stay in Fargo an extra day as we had a SNOWSTORM and the roads were terrible. We came home yesterday, but are in for another winter storm today, with snow, ice and wind. As if it's not going to be a long enough winter as it is, with Covid keeping us home, but now even getting outside is unpleasant. It's WAY too early for winter. What happened to Fall? One week we were camping and the next we're blowing snow. Caz, didn't play much pickleball this summer due to Covid. So now I have my little grandson Max here for a week, and I guarantee having a 3-year-old will keep me on my toes and out of my routine! But I'm loving it!

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WOW! Good Morning Ladies,

I am so delighted to see everyone posting this morning.

Carolyn, (BOTTONPOPPER) I am so so happy that you have joined us. Sue the Warrior was telling me yesterday that she hoped you would join and I am thrilled that you took our encouragement to be with us.

Deena (SEDONACAT) your explanation of how you injured back warns me about standing on my head every year on my birthday. Perhaps this is something I should think twice about. What seems to be an easy maneuver could cost me another injury like when I tore my rotator cuff in 2017 while climbing a bouldering wall. I sure hope that injury heals for you so your vacation to Ireland next May will be able to be pain free.

CAZ, I'm so glad you are back ion the team and I look forward to sharing with you and all the ladies here. Now if we can get CAT to stop in from time to time that would be great too.

Last night a transformer was hit in the neighborhood and almost all of our town lost power. Ours went out for 2 hours and it was so black and so quiet. Hubby and I had decided to got to bed early because of this but just as we got into bed the power came back on. WE both got up to watch the news and check out CNN before finally going back to bed at 12:00.

I am a nighthawk and have been since my nursing days. I worked steady midnights for years before I retired and I have never quite gotten back to a regular sleep pattern. I do not like to sleep past 9:00 in the morning during the winter months and in the summer months I am always up at 8:00. When I have good night of sleep it is usually on average 5-6 hours. My energy level is very high being a bit hyperactive so even on the days where I have slept only a couple of hours, I can still function fairly normal.

It's raining here again but supposed to let up this afternoon so I will get out for power walking then. For now I have laundry, vacuuming and dusting to do so I better get started Hailie is at home again today as my granddaughter wants to make sure she is completely well before she goes back to work. Although she was feeling better yesterday she is still not quite there yet. She will be back here tomorrow I think and then the weekend is mine.

If the new ladies have not added their birthday and anniversary to that thread on the team yet, please feel free so we can all send you best wished on those occasions.

Verna's birthday is tomorrow.







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SEDONACAT, so sorry to hear about your MRI, that stinks. I will heed your advice.

BUTTON POPPER.... hooray! I'm so glad you're here with us.

I'm off to work; beautiful day outside and life is feeling pretty good today! I'll take it.
Have a good one ladies, please stay safe.

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Good morning! We're up early as usual. Honestly, you'd think DH & I could sleep later but our internal clocks go off way too early. I've got a haircut this morning to take care of these wild layers that are flipping like Farrah Fawcett's with gray roots. I've never shown up for a haircut without doing the roots first. The other customers will need to wear their sunglasses to protect from the glare. emoticon

New-Caz, I am too flexible which is how I hurt myself. Seriously, there is such a thing-Hypermobility Syndrome-used to be called "double-jointed". Anyway, it can fool you into doing things you shouldn't do even when you CAN like The Plow (Yoga) which is putting your feet behind your head while laying on the floor. I did it but as I was coming out of the position I heard a pop, felt something 'give" in my midback. An MRI 3 wks later confirmed a fracture of T-11 because an old broad like me with osteoporosis should never have done that position because it compressed my weakened bones. For the rest of you, the moral is: just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you should if you have underlying med conditions. I'm a retired nurse and should have known better. Anyway, my bones never heal on schedule so I hope PT will help with the pain. I'm getting cranky. Thanks for asking!

Welcome Buttonpopper! emoticon

I'll talk to you all later.

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I'm so touched that you girls invited me to join this team! It really cheered me up. Up to now, I've been hesitant to join groups thinking that I might not be able to participate much or figure out the procedures and customs and where to click, but this time, some of my best besties are here, and I'm excited at the chance to see what you're all doing on an almost daily basis. This hopeful feeling might be just the ticket to becoming a real "maintainer" someday.

When I told my daughter Kana that I would feel like an imposter if I joined this group (I need to lose 40 pounds), she offered to photo-shop me out of the obese range so I could post a skinny picture here. But I decided to just be grateful for the warmth of your welcoming words. Thank you so much! I'm really looking forward to it!
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Morning guys

Sue thanks again for the friendly invite.I think the last time I slept in was before my op back in 2007, since then and since joining SP I've been up by 7 most mornings, I have an inbuilt alarm clock LOL. And I just feel awful if I ever turn over and go back to sleep. I saw your blog this morning emoticon Good luck with losing before Christmas, I'm managing to keep level at around 122/125 but its nice to lose a little to allow for all the indulgences emoticon

Cat that rescheduled trip is good motivation, I love your positive attitude. If it's not too rude to ask (as I've not been a while), what happened? Did you have an accident?

WARRIORSUE emoticon my laundry and house crud is today. We all have a weight we're more comfortable with and the last couple of fiendish pounds are the most stubborn. emoticon

Verna emoticon for tomorrow hun in case I can't get on here. The kidney cyst was successfully removed and there is little chance of that cancer reoccurring but he has a number of other issues needing urgent attention including a "suspicious lesion" which should be removed sooner rather than later but needless to say flippin' covid is backing up all other treatments.



For those who don't know me I live with my lifelong partner Pete, been together 47 years (we're not married), no kids or pets. We moved to Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (UK), on the east coast 7 October's ago and have been blessed to have good neighbours. We moved to be away from Heathrow Airport. The area we lived in was becoming a rental area, too many changes of people and no community spirit. We have two lifelong friends, John and Vicki, who had moved to Gorleston some years ago, so it was a no-brainer!

I am retired- was a bank clerk, office worker and a 999 operator/supervisor (911 equivalent) before being medically retired back in 1982 due to Dystonia.
This a link explaining this rare illness- not looking for sympathy guys but sometimes it pays to spread the word about it.
www.dystonia.org.uk/what-is-dystonia
Originally, I lost 34 pounds when I started with SP and have maintained since March 2008.
I have some other medical issues but as far as exercising is concerned, I can do most exercises provided I modify. That said I had two falls about a month ago and my hips are playing havoc, have had x-rays, nothings broken ,but the pain is a concern so I've emailed my doc and am awaiting an appt.

I love gardening, reading, music, long walks on our local beach, theatre, and live music show- although obviously not now due to the pandemic.. We started on two major gardening projects last year; we’re restyling the rear enclosed garden to have a summer house with sunning area new paved paths ( including replacing the paths at the front of our property to match) and a beach theme when it comes to choosing plants.

I look forward to chatting with you all emoticon

stay safe, it's almost the weekend emoticon


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I love my life
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Sue I enjoyed reading about Hallie and her potty training. My Kelly was three and three months and I was going insane waiting for her to train... and once she did, she never, ever had an accident. Not one. No amount of stickers in the world were going to get her to potty train one day early, LOL.

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Hi again ladies,

I went out for my power walk and did 4 miles before dinner and then another 2 after dinner when I took 2 of my 3 dogs.

Sue, I am definitely trying to talk Carolyn into coming here because I just know the support and inspiration she will get here will be helpful for her. Carolyn (ButtonPopper) is my BFF on Spark People and we have vowed to visit IN PERSON so once this COVID is done and gone I will be looking for her to come here when she goes to visit her sister or I will get over to Japan for a visit since I have never been to that section of the world during my travels..

Verna I commented on your post about snow on our other team so I won't repeat the fact that I HATE SNOW LOL. Hopefully it won't last too long and you will be blessed with some warmer temps before winter actually arrives.

I spent the early afternoon with my GGD Hailie who turns 3 on November 14th Time has gone by so quickly and next year she will be school age. I pray COVID is under control of a vaccine for it so she will be safe as my granddaughter plans on sending her to school. Hailie
wants to go so much and now that she is 100% potty trained she knows she can go now.

This is what we used to get her trained by telling her she cant wear pullups or poop in her pants if she wants to go to school Finally last week she decided that pooping on the toilet was the best thing to do and the rest is history. She is not a bed wetter either so we are blessed

We made crafts and I taught her how to draw a person with arms and legs in the right spot and with hair that gets attached to the head. Before she went home. she had the idea and was drawing very well.

I think I will do a bit of strength training on my lower half tonight. I did upper body last night and really want to work on the abs. My scale has been so kind to me this week and this morning I realized I am just one pound away from my goal weight. Once I reach that I want to lose 9 more pounds by Christmas and stop there. Because I am training for a half marathon in June I will probably lose more than I want but I work on my muscle structure and just become very lean but not unhealthy. When I ran the last half marathon race I went down to 106 pounds which is too low. I will be happy at 120 pounds which is just 10 lbs from where I am now.

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WOW look at the new postings!!. I remember you gals from not so long ago. Sedona, I hope you find relief soon with your back---for it to heal would be even better. Cat, I'm sorry to hear about your DH's health issues and pray the cancer surgery was successful and the other issues mend as well. Sue, so nice to hear from you again and hope you evade that darn corona virus. I pray the second wave in NY is nowhere near what it was in spring.

Susan, our new leader, thank you for all you do for the team. I do remember your granddaughter Elise but a typo was made and Elsie was typed instead. I remember your posts about Elise well and that Ryan and you as well were upset but understood of course why she went to live with mom. She is a very beautiful young lady. I hope you continue to hear from Jason. I am so happy to hear about Madison. Thank goodness for new procedures. I totally forgot her name but do remember that you had a GGD called Madison who passed as an infant because we also had a Madison who was born sleeping. That family now has two boys, one will be 3 in August and the other arrived about 6 weeks ago. Kaiden and Grayson.

It's blustery out there today so I won't feel too bad about being indoors doing that dreaded paperwork. It isn't so bad once I start, it's the getting started that's the problem!! Well off I go, have a great day everyone.

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I hope you will keep working on Carolyn, Sue, and get her to join us. I know she doesn't want to join if she's not a maintainer but I really think this group would be good for her.

I love a rainy day where I can sleep in, glad you had the opportunity and could make up for your lack of sleep. I'm home today, just puttering around indoors, being lazy. Threw in some laundry, paid some bills, and just catching up with emails.

I am very close to a weight I haven't been since I was in high school. Just a couple of pounds away. I think I'm going to shoot for that. I don't know how "maintainable" it will be for me, but it will stroke my ego after all of these decades, LOL !!!

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Hello Ladies,
what a rainy dismal looking day it is out there.

Can you believe my husband didn't wake me up this morning and I slept until 11:30 I have no idea why. I will have to motor to het my steps and fitness in today now and I told hubby to never let me sleep pat 10:00. He figured I needed the sleep because I have been having a bit of a rough go the past week at night time.

Sue how are things going for you?

Deena I'm so happy to hear you are having a better day physically and a trip to Ireland is on my bucket list. My grandmother was born there before moving to Scotland where she married my grandfather and my father was born there in Glasgow.

I too have a trip for my daughter and I that we were take take last March but it got cancelled because of COVID. I have the credit with Air Transat and it is good for any time. I pray COVID will be gone or a vaccine for it so we can finally use that trip to the Caribbean.

CAZ I hope your hubby is having a good day today and I have sent up prayers for him to get well and to feel well and be pain free.

Ladies if you would like to add your birthday and anniversaries to the thread we have here I will be able to acknowledge those dates along with the team when the time comes.
Please feel free to add to the supportive quotes thread as well if you see any that will help with us staying on course.

I have created a fitness challenge for November although I realize for some of us there will be difficulties but any fitness minutes will count and that is all that matters. We don't have to be fitness gurus because after all we are over 50 and we have to modify what we do.

Not sure what fitness I will get in today but I just read an article and book marked it from SP about doing FIT. IT is a modified program for beginners so I am going to try it out some time (maybe today) and see if I can make it through the 30 minutes.

Judy and Verna, I hope you are both having a great week.

I am still looking for some new recruits to the team and if any of you ladies know anyone that would like to join us, please tell them they are most welcome.

Have a great day ladies and I will probably post again this evening .




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Good morning, everyone. I hope today will be a good day for all.

Susan, I hope that Hallie is feeling much better as the antibiotics kick in. During these times, it's easy to have thoughts go to COVID so I'm glad that's not it. My DIL's family haven't been so lucky with a sister, nephew, father, and step-mom all getting it. Thankfully, all recovered except her dad in NJ has Post-COVID Syndrome with lingering issues.

Caz, we're with you in spirit as you and your DH face more challenges. ((gentle hugs & prayers))

Yesterday was a better day pain-wise but I have a good day "here and there" to fool me so I'm holding my breath that it'll last this time. Still waiting for PT to call to schedule. I have to get better so we can take the postponed trip to Ireland in May. I plan to walk A LOT and I am not taking that stupid cane!! emoticon

Have a great day!

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So Happy to have you back CAZ. I am so sorry that your husband is facing so many serious challenges. I will keep him on my prayer list and I hope it will help him to remain strong and you as well who must be having a hard time watching his struggles.

Post when you can and there are always other threads you can always post to if you want to and have time. There are no rules here we just want to have fun and support one another.


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Hi girls

another old face, mine, joining the happy crew thanks to Sue getting in contact.
As I explained to Sue, there is still a lot going on in my life that I find challenging, DH recently came through a cancer op.....as did a close friend, and sadly DH faces another hurdle or two to conquer.

SO............I will do my best to keep up with the chat, but I don't show just hope you'll understand.

MNNICE do you still play picket ball?

will look in tomorrow, for now I'm in a bit of a rush, just wanted to say and thanks to Sue.

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I love my life, I am powerful, I am beautiful,I am free.
I love my life, I am wonderful, I am magical, I am me
I love my life
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Good morning ladies,

it is so nice to see some new faces posting here and I am thrilled that we are seeing some new spark to the team. Hopefully we will have a few more members join us.

Deena so good to have you back on the team and I am praying that your spinal injury will get better each day although we know it will take time. Hoping physiotherapy will help and if you have a pool you could go to, the water therapy is really good and prevents you from being in too much pain when working out. This is how I began to heal with my shoulder when I joined our seniors community center and used the therapeutic pool 5 days a week. Of course you being a nurse already know this.

I finally got a good night sleep last night and I am ready to get moving today. I only did 5322 steps yesterday which is nothing for me. I tried working out inside but was just so tired after getting no sleep the night before. I decided it wasn't worth trying any more and running myself down. There is no sunshine out there but I will make my own by taking a good fast power walk and get those endorphins going.

I am not babysitting Hailie today because her cold has gone into her chest and my granddaughter will be taking her to the walk in clinic. To try and get a doctor appointment right now is almost impossible and Hailie needs antibiotics to clear up the chest. It is not COVID as the criteria is just not the same but she was just not feeling very well at all yesterday when she was here.
I went to her house last night to watch Hailie while my GD had to run an errand and Hailie seemed to be feeling a bit better so we will see how she is today when I call.

I'm sending out best wishes to everyone for a terrific Tuesday with lots of happy moments and healthy choices.






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Good morning everyone! Susan graciously invited me to join the team. I'd been a member a long time ago but wasn't very active on it. I'll try to do better. I know that the team will greatly benefit from Susan's commitment and enthusiasm.

I've got some fitness challenges going on right now so I'm not getting in my fitness steps or much of anything due to a vertebra fracture that refuses to heal. Hopefully, PT will help once I get the referral. You know how that goes. I do what I can.

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Hi Ladies,

I am off to a late start today because I have not been able to sleep all night. I tried in earnest to fall asleep after 6:30 this morning but it didn't happen.
It is gloomy and raining outside today so I guess it will be an indoor cycling and strength training day.

I am so happy to see you back Sue and I was almost afraid you had left Spark People. I'm so glad that you are feeling better since your hiatus.

I have a good Spark People friend that I invited to join our team and I see that she has. Her name is Deena aka SEDONACAT and hopefully she will post something to the tread today as well.

I am so excited about our team to get moving once again and it would be wonderful if CAT came back as a member. I know the leadership role was taking a bit of a toll on her but perhaps she would like to return if only a couple times a week to post. I miss her too very much and hope she will consider returning,

Judy I am happy to have taken this position and will do my best to keep things going. I didn't want to chance seeing the group dissolve since I consider everyone good friends.

I have my GGD Hailie here today and she is sick with a nasty cold and not feeling well at all. I have to cut this short but I will post later on this afternoon when she is (hopefully) taking a nap .

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Susan, thank you so much for volunteering to lead the team. I do miss Cat, and maybe she'll come back if she doesn't have the pressure of being a leader???? Such good news about both Elise and Madison. Elise will work through her guilt -- there was nothing her being there would have changed for her dad.... and eventually she'll realize that. When my mom died, at first I felt guilty for not spending more time with her (I had teen kids at home at the time), but came to realize that in these situations, we all just need to do what is best for US at the time, and then not look back on that decision. My mom was always present at us kids' activities, concerts, etc., and she would not have wanted me sitting at her side and missing my kids' activities. Verna, I didn't realize you had been a legal assistant! I was a court reporter (stenographer) for 10 years before giving it up to move to a small town and become a legal assistant. Yes, I do still have dreams about those stresses and deadlines! Off to Fargo this morning and will bring little Max home with us to babysit while my kids go to Mexico for a 5th anniversary trip. They booked it before Covid started and it's non-refundable, so they opted to go and then quarantine when they get back. I am concerned about their safety, but try to just pray for their protection from Covid and hurricanes and leave it in God's hands. It will be a wild time having a 3-year-old for a week, but also a special time. We feel good that they trust us with their child. Her parents don't have the opportunity. Daughter-in-law calls us "the responsible grandparents"! LOL! Well, best finish packing. We plan to come home tomorrow, but with snow in the forecast, we might decide to stay at their house until we get clear roads to come back here. P.S. Yes, Elise is beautiful!

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Susan your granddaughter is absolutely beautiful, bless her heart.

Hi everyone! Happy to be here again, but I also really needed my hiatus. I was in a lot of pain and just not in a good head space. I am so much better right now. I hope that you are all doing well and am so pleased that this group has been re-energized with a new leader.

All is well here. Hubby and I have been back to work (dental, NYC) for quite a long time now. There are still some patients who are afraid to come back to the office. I get it. The city is getting a bit more "normal" looking lately, there is traffic again!

As well as NY is doing, I feel like Covid and its restrictions are going to be with us all for a long, long time. Let's not stop doing what we can to bring this virus to its knees. I feel permanently attached to my mask, I'm not even kidding.

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VERNA:
My granddaughter's name is Elise and she is Ryan's daughter. She lived with Ryan from the time she was 12 years old after living with her mom and step father and 2 half brothers for the first years of her life. She missed Ryan so much and fought with her mother constantly so her mom allowed her to come and live with Ryan. Just before Ryan's transplant Elise moved back with her mother because during the summer when she was visiting she met a young man and fell in love. She wanted to be closer to him and gave up living with Ryan which was actually better for Ryan at the time going through everything.

Elise suffers so many guilt, with the thought that she abandoned Ryan in his hour of need and when he died suddenly she had a really hard time. She stills feel guilty but I have told her not to because she was a kid at the time and was torn between he love life and her dad. At 17 the boyfriend looks more important . Ryan adored Elise as we do now. She is a beautiful young woman.


Elise is now 20 years old and lives in Niagara Falls with her boyfriend. She is working at a restaurant there called Montana's as a kitchen manager but is planning on going to college as soon as this darn virus makes it more possible to attend classes.

My niece Madison in British Columbia is cancer free now after it hit her a second time. The bone marrow graph she had the second time took 100%. Both were from the same brother but the first one only took 80% and she relapsed.. Madison is 17 years old now and doing well.

As for taking the leadership , no problem. I was not wanting the team to fold. Once I am official I will solicit for some new members and go through some of the posts for potential members. I will also change the team logo to something new . I always like to see new changes is the way a page looks so why not get a new logo for the team as well.

Going to post on my other team now . Just got back from getting a 4 mile power walk in before the rain hits. It's close and luckily I stayed dry for my walk.


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Firstly thank you Susan for taking over as Team Leader, now we know for sure this team won't fold, thank you thank you thank you.

I am excited for you and your extended grandchildren. I must have been under a rock but I don't remember you having Elsie as a granddaughter. Right now I am wondering where she lives and where Jason lives I do hope they live fairly close by so visiting can be arranged. AND Another great granddaughter in your life, wow, can't get much better than that right?? I hope you get to meet Iris one day soon as well. You are a very family orientated person I can see why you are so excited about this news and anxious to keep the lines of communication open and visits arranged.

I often wonder about your young relative (niece??) in BC I think, can't remember her name but she was quite ill, cancer I believe and she had beaten it a time or two but the last I remember she had a relapse. Just wondering what happened to her and I hope that story is happily continuing on a healthy journey.

I'm having trouble keeping warm today and am feeling pretty lethargic, hope I smarten up pretty soon. Quite a while ago I started a new med for my fragmented sleep situation and it seems it is causing me to have vivid dreams. I sleep well for several hours then wake up and the dreams start. Never fails, those dreams always involve some sort of job I have to do. Sometimes it's my legal assistant work coming back to haunt me which was very stressful in real life or else I have some other work that I'm doing and invariably I seem upset about something so I am continuing to cut back on that med and might eliminate it altogether soon. Maybe my life will improve if I get rid of these busy dreams!!! Who knows. We've had to change doctors as our other one has moved to MB saying she can't make ends meet in Alberta with all the cutbacks. Maybe the new guy can be of some assistance once we start seeing him.

Well, better get moving or I just might never get off here!!!

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Hi Ladies,

I will know in about 3 days if I will be made team leader. They have to get in touch with CAT first and if she doesn't respond then I will automatically become team leader. Even if CAT does respond I will become team leader as she has asked me before but I didn't want to take on the task because I wasn't sure of the commitment. I Was a team leader once for a few days and ot one member acknowledged that I had taken over so I said forget it. It was a team that was dying at the time but I have returned to that team that seems to have about 6 or 7 members who post regularly.

I myself feel the need to keep that connection with the friends I have made. We don't always have to talk nutrition and fitness and just being able to share your day or something as important as hearing from your long lost grandchild is a blessing.

Turning to each other when we find ourselves slipping is where the support is needed and I feel the more members when have that need to keep up with maintaining, the better. AS team leader I will do my best to promote and welcome team interaction. Hopefully some new faces will bring about some new excitement to the team.

Wishing everyone a great day.



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Wow, Susan, what news on your extended family! You certainly do have a lot to be excited for! And thank you for taking over as team leader. I do hope we can get some more active members. Maintaining takes work -- and I, for one, can use all the support and friends I can get who are walking in the same shoes! I really giggled at your graphics about the glasses! How true that is these days!

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sending best wishes for a fabulous day. Hope to post later on in the day.

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Just a quick message to let you know I have applied to be team leader for this team. Once I hear back I will try and recruit some new members that are willing to participate.

Hope this sounds okay with everyone. I really want this team to survive.

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Hello Judy and Verna,

so sorry I have not posted for a couple of days but yesterday was a crazy but wonderful day and this day I went out and power walked a 9.45 mile distance in one shot. I could have gone farther showing me that I am able to do a half marathon no problem. The only thing is that running is not the easiest for me and I hope that will come with time.


I see a message about this thread not having a team leader and not sure if we have to have one to keep posting here. I hope not.

To make a long story short on the wonderful day I had yesterday on top of everything else that happened. .............my late son Ryan has a son that he never got to have a relationship with because his mother left town with him and we never heard from them until 2016 when Jason was then 17 almost 18 years old. Jason's mother who Ryan had been engaged to told Jason the truth about his father and Jason wanted to meet Ryan which he did during the year we did the transplant. Jason was about to become a father himself and now has a daughter Iris who is 5 years old (she would be my first great grandchild) Ryan was happy to meet Jason but nothing really came of it because Ryan had the transplant and then 5 months later he died.

Well, yesterday I came home to friend request from Jason (my grandson) who is the spitting image of Ryan . I have been following Jason since I found he was on Facebook a few years ago but I did not reach out to him because I felt that I didn't want to push the matter. After all he thought the man that raised him was his father. It was when he died that his mother told him the truth about Ryan being his dad.

I immediately answered the friend request and sent Jason a message. He responded right away so I opened video chat. We spoke for an hour and I cried when I saw him because it was as if I was looking at my son. He told me he wants to get to know us and have a relationship with our family. I agreed whole heartedly that is what I wanted as well. I got hubby upstairs to meet his grandson. We saw Jason when he was born and for a few months afterward before his mother disappeared with him. I spoke with her yesterday and she was so apologetic but I forgive her because she did what she felt was best.

So now I have 2 new family members that I can love and cherish and get to know. WE are hoping for a get together in the near future. Jason has been in contact with Ryan's daughter (my granddaughter Elsie) ever since he met Ryan. This makes things so much more better and we are excited to get on with learning about each other.

Today I was still so happy that I went out just kept walking. I even walked my dogs for 2 miles after dinner. I am high on endorphin right now and cant type fast enough for everything I want to tell you but the one thing for sure is that I am the happiest woman on earth right now.

I hope they don't close this thread and if they are going to I will just volunteer to be the team leader so we can keep it going. You ladies are too important to me to give this thread up

Have a great evening and I will be back to post tomorrow. I have Hailie for a sleep over and need to spend some time with her.



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Well, I never did get all those chores done that I planned yesterday so this morning I was up earlier and immediately started the vacuum cleaner up and got the house cleaned up and laundry done. I got a text from a friend in Calgary and she came out for the day. She is a widow and is feeling a little lonely I think. Her granddaughter was visiting her for the past week and left this morning so I suggested she come out. It's sunny but that darn wind leaves much to be desired but I did get outside, got the ponies fed and chipped the ice out of the waterers and give the foals some straw to sleep on seeing as the snow is all melted from yesterday. I hardly got turned around from spreading the straw when the little boy was laying in the thickest part!! Animals are exceptionally smart when it comes to doing things in their best interests!!!


I've had a pretty productive day so am pleased with that. Now it's time to make dinner and after that do a little relaxing. Have a great day everyone.

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Verna, I do think mending fences and doing other horse chores definitely amount to strength training! I have a friend who has the best toned armed from tossing hay bales to the horses!! It's another chilly day, but not too windy, so I plan to go for a walk shortly. Yesterday I did a Walk Away the Pounds Video and I did get a good cardio workout from that. When the wind went down I was able to go for a short walk after supper to finish up getting my 10,000 steps in for the day. Hubby is making his enchiladas for supper - add to that chips and salsa and I'm sure the scale won't be kind tomorrow morning, but will have to do my best at portion control -- yeah, right, good luck with that! emoticon There are some areas north of here that got snow yesterday and today, but none here, and that's fine with me!

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There used to be a few more of us than there are today but we Three Amigoes can still keep each other entertained!!

The moms were really rocking and rolling in the pens this morning. Maybe they are just happy to have babies weaned but usually when the horses go nuts with running, bucking and jumping it is an indication of a storm coming. We did have snow on Tuesday, lots of it but on Wednesday the sun came out and by evening there was none left. Not that I'm complaining mind you and it seems like we will be blessed with snow all weekend. Well, it is Alberta, and it is October. Last year we had huge snow by the third week of September and we managed to survive so snow to us isn't the end of the world.

I buy eggs from the Hutterites and not much else as I grow my own garden and make my own pies. I do indeed love pies but they have a bad habit of sticking to my hips and wherever else they can attach themselves. LOL

I went to the gym yesterday then to Calgary to have lunch with a friend then visit the youngest grands and finally to Costco. Gas there was 11 cents per litre cheaper than here in town so that was a nice saving. I stopped and visited a new Chinese Take Out place when I got back. It was good but not spectacular so it's doubtful I will return to get anymore from them. Besides the scale tells me that Chinese Food sticks to my parts (I knew that would happen but just didn't have the energy to cook last night) I'm still down a few ounces from last week so I don't have to be embarrassed to check into the 5% Challenge team tomorrow morning.

Strength training is good for us but I have learned it is not to be done with abandon or I feel it the next day. I need to get in the habit of doing a little every day instead of hitting it hard every now and then. My shoulders are giving me trouble for the second day in a row which is not from strength training but from hauling boards and fixing corrals. I think it was the hammering of nails that did it. I rubbed some cream into them earlier this morning and it seems to be helping. I don't imagine the housecleaning I have to get done today will do them any justice but the cleaning is long overdue and absolutely must be done today. AND on that note I am out of here. Have a great day Judy and Susan.



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Susan, I have 3 teams that I regularly post in. Two of them are down to 3 active (including me), and the other 2. I have looked at other teams that may be more active, and seems like there aren't many of them. I have always found the posters to be motivating for me, even though we don't always talk about food or exercise! I feel like the team members are friends and it makes me sad when people drop out. Seems even though they say we can keep in touch via e-mail, that rarely happens. And so, I do appreciate the posts of you and Verna!! Yesterday we made a trip to the Hutterite Colony, which had posted on FB that the women had been busy making pies. We came home with a couple apple, pumpkin and chicken pot pies, as well as some squash, frozen corn, pumpkins and a jar of Bloody Mary pickles!! We had chicken pot pie and apple pie for supper. One of each of the pies will go to my daughter in Fargo next week.

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Good morning,

Judy and Verna and any other ladies who may wish to join in the conversation. I so miss this thread and wish we had more ladies that would post in it. Maybe we will have to change the name of this thread to the Three Amigos.

WE have lots of sunshine this morning although it is cool out there today. I will get out for a power walk later but I really have to incorporate the strength training more head on and more often. I am stuck in a plateau and starting to get very discouraged.

I have stayed the same weight for two weeks now in spite of sticking to around 1200 calories and all the power walking and fitness I am doing. I have to try something different if I want the scale to keep moving in the downwards direction.

I do love the way I feel and I have lost an entire size in the past 2 months but I have one more size to go to feel the best in my skin. It will happen but it is always nice to see the reward of hard work on the scale as well as in the clothing size.

Judy maybe we can push each other to keep up with the strength training. I am going to find a workout on Spark People to to today that incorporates ST and cardio.

Wishing everyone a fantastic day.




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Good to hear from you, Verna! Our weather has now turned colder, and it's time to put the camper into winter mode. We did get in a round of golf yesterday, which will probably be our last time at that for the season. I'm going to miss all the summer activities -- kayaking, camping, golf and pickleball. We will not be allowed inside the school for indoor pickleball this year, due to Covid, of course. I really missed water aerobics this summer. I hope to do more snow shoeing this winter. It's a bit rainy and dreary today so maybe I should get some cleaning done - long overdue! Susan, your post reminds me that I really need to get back to strength training. I have not been to the gym since February and I have missed that also. Keep praying with me for an end to the virus!!!

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Hi Verna and Judy,

so nice to get together for a chit chat even if its just us.
Verna it sounds so cold out there and I have no envy of that type of weather. I can imagine the snow will be there soon and it will look like a winter wonderland. I do hope the horses are doing well.
I have promised myself that if we have a lot of snow this year, I will build snow mazes in the back yard again so the dogs can play without getting buried in the deep snow. It gives me an awesome workout and I love the outdoors as long as I am busy.

Growing up and dental visits wee not as often as I go today but when I lived in New Zealand as a kid the dental office was right at the school and all dentistry was free.
To this day I have all my teeth as well as my wisdom teeth so I am very grateful for this as well as the fact that my hubby's workplace still pays all our dental and medical even though he is retired.. We have those services until we die.

It has been a day of feeling tired today after power walking with Tyson for 6.3 miles. I decided not to go out again with the other dogs after dinner and stay in and rest. I did some strength training instead which reminds me I still have the bottom half to work on yet. I better get at it before I forget.

Have a great night and an awesome day tomorrow.


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Hi Judy and Susan. Thanksgiving is done and I'm challenging myself to weigh less at Christmas than I do today. (Should be doable seeing as the turkey and all that goes with has settled on my hips and belly!!!) Spent the morning outside bringing in the last of my geraniums and generally putting things away for winter. It was summer when we left on Saturday morning for the weekend but when we got back last night it was easy to see that winter was knocking hard on the door. One of the horse waterers had a thin sheet of ice on it this morning so we are presently waiting for someone to come and get it winterized and have all the others checked out. Last thing we need is a pen full of horses with no water and I'm definitely not game to be lugging buckets of water as well as grain. Nope not gonna happen but just imagine my muscles if I were to do that!! I'd be like a lady muscle builder.

You have had a good run of camping Judy. So nice that the weather stayed warm enough for you and the hubby to spend all that time away from home, eating S'mores!! Maybe you gained a pound or two but I'm sure you enjoyed every morsel that you ate and I have no doubt you will soon wear that off with all your walking.

The weekend saw the last of the races and today the horses are coming in as I type. There is loads of excitement out there that's for sure. The returnees are so happy to have a pen big enough for them to rock and roll to their hearts content. Freedom at last and it looks like they haven't been fed today as they are all munching on the hay that DH and I loaded into the feeders earlier today. We can see most of them from the front window so they will definitely be some entertainment every day.

I was outside for several hours this morning and afternoon and the longer I was out there the nastier the weather got. There was sleet pelting me at one point which did not make me happy!! I'm in now and I shall be indoors for the rest of the day and evening. Whoops I hear voices so I must be off for now.

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Susan, I, too, am so appreciative that I am in good health, and when I walk I always thank the Lord that my legs, feet and body are working and have no pain! Had a dental checkup yesterday and even my oral health is very good. Considering when I was a kid in a family of 10, we did not go to the dentist unless something hurt! Guess one or both of my parents had good teeth genes! Today is a morning walk with my "walking friend", golfing with hubby in early afternoon, then another short "stroll" after suffer.

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Hi Judy,

I am actually doing the Scottish Highlands Way virtually right now. I joined The walking for fun site back in June of 2016 and had done the Pacific Crest Trail and the Long Trail from Massachusetts to the Quebec border in Canada. They provide pictures of what you would see on your days journey.

I admit I am so happy to be injury free and healthy right now. I pray it lasts so I can continue with the running and power walking.

I hope you have a great day and enjoy the beautiful fall weather......be safe.

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Susan, you are meeting your goals and getting in so much walking! A lot of the runs are being done virtually now -- do it on your own and report your time. Not the same, but still lets you train for a purpose!

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way to go on those steps Judy.
I have had a great weekend . After the kids left today I got out and went power walking. I did a total of 14.25 miles today with 7 miles starting my day.

I surely love the distance walking and am now stating to run during my outings. I am hoping to run in the women's half marathon next June if they hold it. The deciding factor will be COVID-19 I guess but I am training for it regardless.

Wishing you and anyone else that reads this thread a great week ahead.



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Had a great week of exercise, with over 10,000 steps each day of the week. Get out and enjoy these Fall days!

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I wish I could say I like to cook and bake, but I don't much. Or maybe it's not the cooking and baking I don't like, but the going shopping for all the ingredients. Yesterday was probably the last 80+ degree day we'll have, and we took advantage of it: walking, golfing, yard work, happy hour on the patio, a bonfire and a hot tub soak. I slept very well last night! Today is cooler, but sunny and calm, so I'm off for a walk.

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Hi there,

Yes Judy, you will have those pounds off in no time.

I have been baking and cooking food all day for tomorrows early Thanksgiving celebration. With my daughter and son in law only being down until Sunday after they arrive today, we will have it tomorrow instead of Monday when it really is.

They will have dinner tonight with SIL's mom who lives 2 houses from us but will be back here to sleep and spend the day tomorrow. I have invited SIL's mom to come tomorrow but have not heard back yet.

I am hoping to get out for awalk after dinner as I have been too busy and non stop today. Standing at the counter doesnt put milage on but it sure is tiring when you are cooking, baking and then cleaning up. I love it though. There is no better feeling than having my family to cook for.

Sending out best wishes to all for a great day and awesome weekend


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Susan, I love today's graphic. I do most of my praying while I'm doing my morning walk by myself, enjoying the beauty of creation all around me. Today, though, I walk with my friend in the morning, then golf with hubby this afternoon, and will do a short walk by myself (and dog) after supper. I only took marshmallows along this past camping trip - no chocolate or crackers - and one of the nights it was too windy to have a bonfire, so I consumed fewer sweets. (Also didn't take along any licorice!) Still came back with a few extra pounds, but those will come back off. It's a beautiful, warm, Fall morning!

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Judy , have fun camping. We are supposed to get those high winds tomorrow. I

was lucky and got in a 4 mile power walk this morning then another one after dinner before it got too dark. Wind was blowing but helped to keep me cooled off.

Tobi is now in remission. he did have one last chemotherapy session today however because it is protocal to give 4 sessions. Hopefully he will have a couple of years before the lymphoma returns.

Have a great evening and watch out for those s'mores Judy. They are just too yummy for me to even have one or I would be in trouble....I love marshmallow




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Each day is a gift!! So thankful for the beautiful Fall weather yesterday. Another today except that there will be some strong wind gusting going on. We are going camping anyway, as the wind is supposed to go down tonight just in time for a bonfire. Didn't get as many "treats" to take along this time, so perhaps I won't come home with those extra pounds!!

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Sending best wishes for today and a great week ahead.

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Great affirmation, Susan! Why I always try to get right back on track after falling off. Of course I ate cupcakes yesterday, ate chips and pretzels, and even drank a soda, which I rarely do. And the scale of course was up. But today is another day -- I'm off for a walk and have healthy meals planned!


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