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emoticon Good morning everyone.
Babs, I do hope you are having a great week and still enjoying good fall weather.

Janet, good luck with the test this morning. Let us know how it went when the results come in. Iím impressed to see your not going to let it change your good plans of eating.

Gil, sounds like you have a long day today, great planning though.

My day yesterday was good as they always are with my Sparker friend. The weather was a perfect fall day and the drive was very familiar to her so we were ďoff the beaten pathĒ and the countryside was so pretty. We chose a restaurant that was classic and both came out with ďto go boxesĒ and satisfied but not stuffed. Roaming around with another Sparker is awesome!


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Wow, these lessons are really hitting home for me. Yes, I turn to food for lots of reasons besides being hungry. Now that it's cooler, I can turn to hot tea.

This morning I'm not eating as I am going to follow up fasting blood work to see if my efforts have made a difference in some of the numbers. I would love to eat, but I'm not doing it. I'll come home afterwards and have my usual breakfast, so no plans for deviating from the plan.

Phyllis - Yes, leave the stress of the furnace. I hope you had fun planning with the friend.

Gill - from the other thread, love your plan with the small, portion controlled treats.

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Jeanne, hope youíre feeling better today. I believe itís that time of year again. The weather changes quickly now and I think that might be part of the problem. Cup of hot tea always seems to help me.

Janet, what a great NSV! Helped enjoy the hike even more.

Gill, how is the Ďtreat systemí working for you? It usually works OK for me, but there have been times I let it get out of control. Iím learning - slow but sure.

Phyllis, enjoy meeting your friend to plan a day trip. Sounds wonderful.

Gorgeous day here. 46 degrees, sunny. Perfect in my opinion, but Iím not a Ďhot and humidí gal. Here in the Midwest we get so much humidity. Iím happy to have that gone.

Iím focusing on having a fantastic week. How about you?

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Great NSV Janet!
Jeanne and Gil hope you are better today.
Today I have PT and will meet my best friend after to plan a day trip for tomorrow.
emoticon I need to just be gone when the repair man comes for the furnace!
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That's a great NSV Janet! Thanks for sharing. I liked your phrase 'food without brakes' too - that's SO true! Like you, there are certain things I know I cannot have in the house without eating the whole darned lot! Whether that's 'emotional eating' or just a chemical effect I'm not sure - I'm pretty sure it's like a drug/chemical effect!

Jeanne - I sympathize, I have a sore throat and cold too - guess it's that time of year again (or is it always 'that time of year'?!)

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Jeanne - So sorry you are sick. I hope you got some rest today and feel better when you read this.

NSV to share - We went hiking today at Cloudland Canyon! It is beautiful. It would have been very difficult if I had tried it in the spring, but it was just a good workout for me today, not exhausting. I'm in much better hiking shape than I was this time last year.

I hope everyone had some fun in their weekend.

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emoticon Under the weather Iíve had a bad cough all week.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest unto your soul.


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Way to go ladies!
Have a great weekend! Mine will be on the chilly side but it will be sunny so off I go!
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Gill - Wow! Great day of not starting on the slippery slope. There are certain foods that I just feel compelled to polish off. "Food without Brakes" is a term my friend taught me.

I still eat a small dark chocolate bar every single day. It has 150 calories and 7 g of sugar. They come 5 to a box. Aldi's. If I get the ones with 140 calories and 14 g of sugar, I eat the entire box within an hour. So I don't buy those.

I also love Yasso frozen yogurt bars at 100 calories each,

Today I'm having popcorn at the movies. I have a coupon for a free large. Going with hubby and a friend, taking paper bags so we can split it up. I've built it into my plan for today.

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It's the weekend - and on the No S diet, this tends to be when I allow myself some (semi-calculated!) treats. Having the weekend 'treat' helps me stay on-track during the week.

This kind of 'treat' system is built into a lot of diet plans - do you have any food treats built into your plan?

I do think that the food treat is still 'emotional eating'. I've come to think that 'emotional eating' is part of being human and I'll never eradicate it completely.

Last night when I came home from work I really craved something (I did feel hungry as it was over 4 hours since I'd eaten) and was sorely tempted to go and buy a big bag of crisps (potato chips). But I didn't. I did eat something - in fact I had 8 rye crispbreads with vegan butter on, and a mug of homemade (so not too sweet) Mexican hot chocolate. BUT - I was really pleased I had NOT eaten junk food (potato chips, cookies or chocolate). It was one of those small wins that could easily be over-looked, but having the strength to divert my craving to something less harmful was a really good win for me!

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emoticon Sometimes when I want those veggies, a Frittata is my choice, Iím glad you like them Janet.

Before retirement I very rarely ate out, now itís often. I have favorite meals that I pretty much stick to usually. When winter comes I will not be eating out so much.
My Spark friend and I go to Dennyís if we meet for breakfast. The calories are on the menu.
Now they have those pumpkin pancakes and we have found they are really good.
However, the difference in dry wheat toast (which I usually order) and 2 pancakes with or without syrup is just nuts. We have vowed no more pancakes!
emoticon The blog by Linda made us actually go to the Dennyís website and do a true comparison!
emoticon Yesterday I spent at an out-of-town Doctor trying to find a solution to a foot problem. Today I will start some physical therapy to try to help.
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Thanks for the encouragement, Gill. Yes, Wendy's has the calories posted, is clear that it is without dressing. The dressing is 80 calories, which I knew ahead of time. The ones in the US have several salads to choose from, and they all work for me. The 1/2 salad is enough for me.
I've found Wendy's to be the easiest for dieting and least tempting of fast food places. Yep, McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken are just out for me right now.

Phyllis - I made a frittata again last night. Thank you for introducing me to that.

If anyone has any "go-to" restaurant meals, I'd love to hear about them.


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Well done with managing Wendy's - it must be very tempting. In Wetherspoons (UK) the menu is calorie-counted, so you can absolutely see what you're getting. Do they have that in Wendy's? I don't go into McDonalds or Kentucky, but all of those chains that have the food pre-prepared may do the same.

I just checked to see when our 100 DWL will end, and it takes us right up to 20th December. I think this is perfect timing! There are then some great Holiday Tips from Linda that we can share over the Xmas/New Year season.

Together all the way!
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Had dinner with a friend that I have not seen in 3 months. She was a cheerleader about my weight loss and said she could really notice. I don't feel like it is very noticeable, going from obese to less obese, so I was very flattered. Oh, I ate at Wendy's - they have great salads, and a 1/2 one is plenty for me and keeps me within my calorie range.

Loved Linda's blog about Pumpkin Pancakes. I'm afraid to eat them. I might just fly off of the road and never make it back on.

Gill - I definitely feel like most people in the USA eat out a lot. I did when I was single and working full time. Back then, I never took lunch to work unless I was on a diet. When I started my current job, 2 days a week, I found myself failing to plan for it and ending up at McDonald's and Wendy's a lot. In trying to lose weight, I feel like I can handle Wendy's, PF Chang's, and Panera Bread. Now, I eat the same lunch every day that is quick to pack. My preference is actually to have a friend over for lunch rather than eating out. I feel like I have more control over the food, if at my house, we aren't needing to leave to make room for others, and the conversation is not heard by others.

I'm having a friend over for lunch today. We're having tuna or egg salad sandwiches. I will have the pita bread to save calories. Fruit salad and pretzels. Maybe veggies and hummus also.



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Hi Phyllis!

Yes, I read Linda's pumpkin pancake blog. It surprises me that so many people eat out to be honest. I guess when you have things like shopping malls, the food outlets are all around you and it's hard to resist. I'm lucky I live in a small town, and can go home for my coffee.

I picked up a pancake at the green-grocer's the other day and realised it was just too heavy to carry home, and I'd never be able to cut it open! I bought a butternut squash instead.

Pancakes are find as a treat - just not every day.
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emoticon Our weather is beautiful today.

June and Janet, both posts Day #47 today are great! I need to get mine on there because itís an important subject.
emoticon I do hope everyone reads Lindaís blog today ďpumpkin pancakesĒ! Itís really good.
emoticon I love Dennyís and have been getting those pumpkin pancakes lately although I usually order dry wheat toast. Thereís a lot of difference in calories, carbs, fat and sugar (syrup) by comparison.
Not nearly so good to order often for sure.

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How's everyone? Here we are nearly half-way through our 100 Days of Weight Loss book. There's always something new to learn every time I read this book - quite amazing.

Seems like people are having all sorts of weather at the moment - some people having storms and floods, some having hot weather, some people already seeing snow. But, yes, for most of us it's Autumn/Fall. I've found myself enjoying more 'comfort food' - good stuff, I mean, like veggie soups, tagines and stews.

I'm off to make my Day 46 list of what's important........... if not food, then what?

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There are lots of good mantras on that list.
emoticon Today we begin the big cool down, I am loving it. My day is planned and it should be a great one. I hope all of you have a Fantastic Friday!



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Yes, I saw that one - very inspiring (especially for us older Sparkers!)

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This is from a list I read on Spark this morning....65 of the Most Motivating Mantras
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39. We do not stop exercising because we grow oldówe grow old because we stop exercising. †- Dr. Kenneth Cooper

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Some of you might have wondered what the "Pulling Yourself Back Up" thread was all about - it came from Day 96 of "100 MORE Days of Weight Loss" which we went through before the current run-through of 100 DWL. Several of us found it helpful, and had the idea to make it a regular thing.

However, it's kind of dwindled down to just me and a couple of others using the thread, so I'm going to remove it's 'Sticky' and let it land wherever it ends up.

I am going to carry on doing it daily - but use my own Report Thread. If you're curious about Day 96 - here's the link to Linda Spangles blog on her Spark page

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Excellent Janet, remember itís persistence not perfection! Great job.

Yesterdayís checkups went very well, one more next week and Iíll be all checked out!
Today will be a near record breaking heat day so Iím planning only inside chores.
Our very large house needs some serious fall housecleaning and I continue to fuss at hubby to move to something smaller.
emoticon Have a good day everyone and remember ďyou chooseĒ.
emoticon Came across this when checking Ancestry today,
October isFamilyHistoryMonth! How has exploring your family history impacted your life?
Many searchers are like Sparkpeople. We are all connected to a common theme, we help each other and we become friends as well as relatives (no matter how distant)!

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Yesterday was back on track. Ate at the lower end of my calorie range, walked.
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Gill & Phyllis - Thank you for your encouragement; it really helps.

Yesterday was no better. The trigger foods were around, so I grazed on them all day. A red dot day, 2nd in a row.

I've been pondering why. There was no plan for the leftovers, and they were trigger foods. I was tired in the afternoon which is often the time for a downfall.

Regrouping for today - I'm taking the remaining cookies to the 108 year old lady I see when I work. This gets rid of the trigger foods. And I have a plan for today. And today's lesson will help me to refocus on the goal.

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Janet! One RED dot in the whole of September is totally
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emoticon Good Monday morning!
emoticon Janet, it was just one day, at least you recognize the problem. Give yourself credit for the six other days and have a healthy day today.

Motivation is a choice is a great lesson for Monday morning I think.
Even though itís been years since my ďdietĒ started on Monday (again) it is still in my head to get back on that narrow road after the weekend.
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Focus on accepting and believing that my daily EXERCISE is a choice!
Iím adding this to my ticker for the next 8 weeks as a reminder!
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Gill - That's so interesting that you learned all of that! Wow!

Phyllis - Awesome that you are visiting her.

Yesterday - I was challenged and didn't do well. We had a group of young ladies, my husband's students, over for an easy dinner. I kept eating and was not listening that I was full. My choices were not going to move me forward to my goal. It showed up this morning on the scale. But, looking at my calendar for September, it was my only red dot day. (Red dot means if I eat this way every day, I will gain weight.)

Looking back to learn from this, I wish I had made a plan on what to eat and what to pass by.

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June, Iím so sorry to read about the death of your neighborís daughter. Such a sad time.

Today Iím going to the nursing home to see my niece again. Itís an hours drive each way so not much else will get accomplished.
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I just think that is fascinating Gill.
When I found the little family cemetery where my great great grandmother is buried I got all excited. Canít imagine finding your ancestors!

Janet, you are doing so well. I love hearing about your days and how you handle them.



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Well done, Janet - progress is progress!

Phyllis, My son started getting interested in genealogy - at least down one particular strand of the family back to the 1440s - and found out that the great-grandfather of my 12th great-grandfather was James II, King of Scots! Also that my middle name 'Margaret' goes back in the family for 600 yrs! Princess Margaret of Denmark was my 16th great-grandmother (she was born in 1450 in Stirling, Scotland). Funnily enough, one of the men I support (who has Down's syndrome) calls me 'The Queen'!
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Gill - great idea on the salad in bread!

I worked my plan yesterday. I cut back during the day because we went to an event with dessert. They were the mini-desserts. I had 3. Wish I had only had 2. I've come a long way from just loading up my plate after a full dinner, which I would have done in the past.

Moving on to a new day today. Baby shower this morning. PLan is to have yogurt before going. Focus on fruits there. Eat one treat type item, but not a lot of it.

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Good Saturday morning!

I just saw someone posted this yesterday. Who knew?
ďIt's Ancestor Appreciation Day! Today is for learning about your family tree and who's hanging from the branches.Ē

Iíve been spending lots of time lately in very old cemeteries, the genealogy library and going through old notes for our youngest son.
What I do know is that no matter who is hanging from your tree we all are united in some form with the trees growing now!
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Good bread is a real PULL for me and I have to be strong. I've managed it best by deciding not to have it in the house - I buy Ryvita crispbreads, and also bagels. I don't binge on those. I do sometimes buy a small wholemeal seeded sliced loaf, divide it up into 2-slice freezer bags and pop them in the freezer. Then I just pull out 2 slices at a time. Because it's in the freezer I tend to forget about it. The crispy, crusty types of bread are the hardest to resist. Sometimes I treat myself to a single mini-baguette (about 7" subway size), and I cut it in half, then scoop most of the innards out, then fill it with salad and stuff. That way I get my crust fix without so much of the bread.

Phew! The lengths we go to!

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Babs - yes, I'm looking forward to soups and chilis, too. I have not been great on fruits and veggies, but I'm working on it.

Phyllis - I think it's wonderful that you take time out to visit your niece. It reminds me that I need to visit a friend 2 hours away who is disabled from muscular dystrophy. She's a year or two older than me.

I went over my calorie limit last night at a restaurant because of the crackers! They were good but not great. They gave me 5 packs, which totalled to 350 calories, and I ate all of them. Ugh! Made me mad at myself. I just mindlessly ate them. The rest of the dinner was fine for my plan.

On the positive side, I didn't eat more when I got home. I recognized it as "eating food because it is there," not related to cravings.

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We all have so much in common. One of the things that I love about SP.

Yes, I still 'love' food (like todays lesson), but I am learning to 'love' all kinds of foods. One thing I'm sad about summer leaving is the fresh produce. It's one of the best parts of summer. Home grown fruits and tomatoes - oh, I do love tomatoes. I eat a lot of that in the summer. So I have to rework food plans. That's all. We tend to eat a lot of fruit and veggies at my house. It's healthy. I think salads are delicious and I try lots of different things in them - raisins, nuts, strawberries, apples. It's the portions that I have to watch. I've also learned to use very little dressing on my salad - so I'm actually enjoying the 'salad' and not the fatty dressing.

Gill, you passed up bread/roll from an artisan bakery. Wow! That would be hard for me. Fresh baked breads/rolls are so good. Soup weather is upon us around here. I love all kinds of soups. So I'm looking forward to making lots of big pots of soups. Great leftovers.

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Way to go Janet.
Itís true I think that really thinking about how we eat is as important as what we eat for controlling it.

My days are rolling by and Iím reminded to think about how important it is to take care of ourselves after visiting the nursing home Sunday. I went to see a niece, the age of my children and came home with renewed determination to keep moving forward in spite of a current foot problem.
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I had all 3 meals at home alone yesterday. I purposeful spent 20 minutes eating. It was really helpful. At the end of dinner, I was still hungry, so I had one more thing. Then I was full. I feel like I'm starting to get in better touch with my hunger.

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Sue - I'm amazed that you've checked in with us. Thanks!!! My husband and I felt like we were slightly dehydrated during much of our trip this summer. And ordering tap water is just not done in some countries.

Gill - Proud of you for turning down a temptation.

I was thinking today about how far I've come. I was home alone Friday, Saturday, and much of Sunday, and I did not graze around the kitchen. I did not binge. I did not eat chips. The popcorn Saturday was a portion that I counted on my tracker, and it was not excessive. Things that were once hard have gotten easier.

I had stir fry veggies with steak for dinner. I'm thinking that fruits and veggies keep cravings at bay.



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"Bloated and miserable" . ........... That doesn't sound good! Wheat and dairy can do that. Funnily enough I talked myself out of buying a bread roll to have with my soup at lunch today. There is a very tempting local artisan baker whose window is heaped with golden bakes..........I actually said out loud "No!" as I walked through town! I had rye crispbread with my soup.

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Well, I did bring my 100 DWL book, but I have not opened it. I have had all I can do to check in to the internet and stay a bit up to date with all of you

Great job, Janet, figuring out your missteps and making a plan to correct them!

This is my last day in Germany. I think that all the German people like to eat is bread and cheese! I have had waaaay too many carbs and I am feeling bloated and miserable. We have had little fruit or vegetables and my body is actually craving a big salad. Also, there is a water issue. I drink so much water at home, but here it is seldom offered and then it is carbonated, bottled water that you must pay for. Tomorrow we will fly to Italy where my cousin lives. I am hoping for more vegetables and fruit, but I suspect the main staple will be pasta in place of all the bread we have here.

On a bright note I will say the bread is wonderful! ! ! It is not like anything we have available in the U.S. It is natural and full of grains.

I agree with Phyllis - I love Spring and Fall. Summer is tolerable. Winter is much too long where we live.


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Babs - I'm the same as you. I've worked on being consistent on walking 20 minutes in the morning. I know that's not much, but it's something. I hate exercise.

Phyllis - I hate summer. I am glad that it's nice enough to open windows now. I could not live where it's terribly hot. I like winter because I can bundle up and drink something hot.

Gill - Yippee!!!!!! A break!!! I hope you have some fun and relaxation this week. Thank you for being a great leader.

I am in shock at the scale going down 2 days in a row. Usually when it goes down one day, it goes up the next. And I ate too much popcorn at the movie yesterday. no added butter, but it was movie popcorn. I added it to my food tracker and cut back on dinner. I have worked harder on getting fruits and veggies in the last couple of weeks. Thank you all for all you've done to help and encourage me. I appreciate it.

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Hi Phyllis - yes it's a working weekend for me. But I start a week's holiday tomorrow - so today's my last shift.

I love the autumnal weather too - I went out for a lovely run this morning - everything is looking so pretty with the leaves changing colour.

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Happy Saturday... itís beginning to feel like fall. emoticon
I always want Spring & Fall to go on forever! Winter I hate and summer I can tolerate although in winter I get the most crafty things done because I stay home more.

Iím with you Babs with the exercise and it gets no easier the older I get.
Perhaps I should put my small weights beside the place where I tend to watch Hallmark movies or things on PBS. Iím not much of a sports fan but at least Iíd get arm exercises done.

Sue, I hope your having the time of your life.
Janet, I think is out and about today having a good time today too.
Gill, if itís a working weekend, I hope itís a good one.
June, must not forget you and any one else who checks in, have a good day!
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Happy Saturday Spanglers.

Everyone is certainly busy.

Amsterdam!! Sounds wonderful.

I'm pushing myself to be more active. I don't know what it is with me and exercise, but I have never enjoyed it. I've always been 'active' but there's a difference now that I'm older. So I do have to push myself. I put a stretch band by my chair in the LR. That way I can stretch while watching the baseball games, and very soon hockey games. I got out my yoga books because I do love it and need to get back to it. So I'm working on me!

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Sue - What fun! We were in Amsterdam in June. Lots of neat stuff to see there. The Jet Lag is real. You will get thru it. I'm amazed that you are working on 100 DWL while gone. Wow!

Phyliss - Glad you are shifting gears.

I had a pity party last night. Had 400 calories of frozen yogurt. Just out of frustration of not seeing better results. It was not cravings. I tie it into not walking yesterday and also just focusing on my frustration. But I realized that I've come a long way. It would have been way worse several months ago. Today I'm going to make plans about eating more vegetables. And I'm going walking in just a few minutes.

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Gill, big hugs today! I wish for smarter climate leaders in our country.

Janet, your my inspiration, keep up your good work.

Sue, what a wonderful, fun packed adventure, even with jet lag.

Iíve had an odd week but Iím back in gear today.


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A quick check-in -

Jet Lag has been really noticeable during this travel time. Must be that I'm older and can no longer handle going for over 31+ hours without sleep!

Tuesday was spent in airports and on planes. Our flight left at 4 p.m. and we thought we liked the idea of an afternoon time, but not so sure it was the best for our sleep/wake cycles. No matter how you try there is just no sleep to be gotten on an airplane.

Wednesday we arrived in Amsterdam and got to our hotel by 10 a.m. where we waited for our friends to arrive also. Then we set out to learn their Tram system and see a bit of the town. We were exhausted, but pushed ourselves to keep going.

Thursday was much better, but still feeling tired. Our day was spent seeing many of the attractions, museums, boat tour via the canals.

Today we travel by car to our friend's home in Germany. Only 2 hours away. Not only is my sleeping off schedule, but my eating has been very out of balance and I can feel it! My goal for today is to make sure I get enough water to drink!

I am behind on our lessons, but hope to catch up by the weekend. So grateful for those w/e breaks we decided to take for our lesson reviews.

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I've eaten within my calorie range and walked most days for 10 straight days!!!! Amazing.

Tonight I was going to have a snack when I got home, but decided to log my food. I've already had a treat and decided to have a flavored sparkling water instead. This has made me realize that I really wasn't hungry, and I really wasn't craving. Victory in not eating one more little thing.

Phyllis - You know how to put fun into your day. I have a friend coming to my house for lunch tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to that.

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The "Clean Your Frig" Syndrome.

Despite all the tasks I had yesterday several things fell into place and I had a relaxing afternoon. I meet a good friend for a glass of wine and to give her the remainder of my hanging flower baskets that need tending while I'm gone. After that we dropped our dog off at the Dog Star Ranch. Sure is quiet around our house this morning and I miss him already! Then I fell into vacation mode - on the way home we stopped by one of our fave restaurants for Buffalo Wings and their version of Texas Fries. I ate all my wings even though I recognized when that I was full. There was that sabotaging devil whisper in my head - "You only have a few left". I did the "Half-Off" special with DH on the fries and I am going to give myself credit for not eating all of my half because, well, honestly they were awful - limp and greasy. Even DH agreed.

When we got home I was determined to get my steps in so DH agreed to go for a walk with me to our local American Legion since he had to pick up some mail there. It was so foggy you could hardly see the other side of the channel! We stayed long enough for one beer - my concession was drinking a Lite version instead of my usual and sticking to my intentions of only having one.

Then there was that last piece of chocolate cake sitting in the frig and that devil in my head started in once again - "Go ahead. Eat it. You know you are trying to clear all of the perishable food out of your frig so it won't go to waste while you are gone." and I did.

OK. That's over with. I got that "Vacation" stinkin thinkin out of my system! Today I will make healthy eating choices and drink lots of water. Our flight doesn't leave until late this afternoon so we have no reason to rush around like crazy. My job is to remain calm.

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Sue, itís amazing how we think we are responsible to please everyone. You did a remarkable job. Rest assured when your family talks about the day, only the good parts will be remembered. The games, the fun, being together, and only you will remember those almonds!
Big hugs to you! Have a wonderful trip!

Today is a town day for me and Iíve learned with my wise old age to make sure to have something special added in with the chore list.
So, Iím meeting my bestie for lunch at a place we havenít been before. Iíll see if I can eat healthy but at least I know Iíll enjoy the company.
Each morning as I plan my day I am so grateful for the cool breeze and the daily sunshine.
Life is pretty good ďdown on the farmĒ!

Hope you all have a great day too!
FYI - Just read that the 5% Challenge starts Oct 5 for those interested.

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Sue, that was a major party with all kinds of food bombs around you. I think you did well, considering all the circumstances. It's just not the environment for making fabulous food choices nonstop.

I love that you are going to Europe. What an adventure!

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emoticon Janet. Good job with those cookies and I love how you are clicking off one goal at a time and being consistent.

Yesterday was our family gathering for my dad. I made a double layer chocolate cake Saturday night and put Vanilla Pudding between the layers. There was some a good bit left over that I was going to put in the frig, but DH started tasting it and so I told him to go ahead and eat it which he did not want to do. So I told him to throw it out. Then yesterday morning I frosted the cake, but because I used the pudding mix for the filling I had a large portion of frosting left over. I took a couple licks to test for flavor and consistency, but threw the rest away! Another positive was that I postponed having an alcoholic drink with everyone and never did get around to it. Now that is what I call postponing!

I'm not sure if the rest is good or bad. I had bought Deluxe Mixed Nuts as a treat for everyone while we played Yatzee. I poured individual bowls to spread around the table. They proceeded to pick at them and left all of the healthy Almonds behind. Nuts are expensive and I got frustrated. Before you know it I was working at finishing those Almonds off, but somehow I did manage to stop myself when I realized I was shoveling them into my mouth.

When our game was done we had pizza I had ordered - 3 pizzas. The GKs didn't want the one I ordered for them because it was pepperoni & cheese instead of sausage. I ordered a Deluxe for DD & SIL (I don't like green peppers) and I ordered a Meat Lovers for me, DH, and my dad who started ogling all of the offerings like a kid in the candy store. You would think he was starving from a Third World country. Of course he didn't want the one I ordered for us. No he wanted the other one. My only worry was that there would be enough for everyone to have what they wanted, but I found myself frustrated that I couldn't seem to please several people! By this time I had lost my mindfulness and I ate more pizza than I had intended!

Then came cake & ice cream time. I listened to people grumble about that too! "I don't like cake" one says "I don't want ice cream" another chimes in "I prefer boxed cake" comes another comment (yes. I put my heart into it and made it all from scratch), and on and on the negative comments went. There I sat looking at all of the cake and ice cream that would be left and I didn't want in the house! I ate mine for sure. I sent as much home as I could with everyone, and I liked the platter clean as I cleaned up the kitchen. Dear me emoticon .

There is still left one very large piece waiting in my frig. and I have no desire for it. I will see what today deals me and if I can remain strong in my resistance.

Thanks for listing to my groaning. I felt a bit grumpy yesterday with everyone's whining when I had so much wanted us to enjoy our time together. Today I am working at remaining calm as the hours are ticking down to our take-off and I frequently get the travel jitters about flying.

Geez! This was long enough to be a blog emoticon So glad I have you all in my life. emoticon

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I saw Olive Garden and my thoughts immediately started visualizing the salad! Love that salad. The rest of the menu is great too but I think I could eat an entire wash tub of salad. (Not really - but it's that good). You did very well.

I'll more than likely never hit what charts say is an ideal weight for me, but I'm working towards what feels good for me, my body. I'm doing my best and getting encouragement here on SP and my teams. That's working for me. I feel good and my visit to the doctor a week ago was so positive. That's progress for me!

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Gill - I think planks qualify as something for serious toning.

Major victory: I made a cookie mix for my son yesterday and didn't eat any cookies. I confess that I had a few cookie dough snitches, which Linda says not to do, but I threw it in my calorie count and managed to stay within range. Still - I didn't eat any cookies.

I have been focusing on one healthy change at a time. I'm walking, 8 glasses of water, staying within calorie range, and have gotten consistent in these things. Now working on fruits and veggies and realizing that I usually fall short in both of those food groups. Would love to hear how some of you get yours in regularly. Sounds easy, but it's hard for me.

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Hey! Looks like everyone is doing well. This a place where we are 'real' - I love it!

You are right, Janet. I am never likely to put in the amount of 'work' needed to get toned up muscles - I like running and walking, and yoga, and a few planks and stuff, but I don't do any serious toning work - at least not consistently enough to get the kind of results I dream of!

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Iím feeling like Sue. I donít think all those fat layers will ever be gone at my age. Itís because Iím not willing to work that hard I guess but if my clothes fit and I feel good Iíll just not tuck in my shirts! LOL
The 100 + 5 is not any number Iíll shoot for. Iím working for 159 (just inside the BMI healthy scale number) which is 10 to 12 more pounds for me. There is no way Iíd go for 135 at my age. The reason the BMI number is my goal is because itís posted on my paper every time I leave the doctorís office.
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At my age I doubt I will ever get rid of all my fat layers so I have to go with the scale (and how strong I feel), how I look (in my clothes), and how I feel in life (happy, energetic, and balanced),

Janet I wouldn't worry about that 1#. I was up a # also after the Olive Garden. Restaurant food is so full of salt! I bet the water retention will be gone in a day or too.

So today is our final b.d. celebration for my dad and I am going to work on our lesson for postponing. Last night might have been an example of this also. After taste testing Salmon samples at the Salmon Fest yesterday afternoon I was actually full enough. I ate a small dinner (left-over from Olive Garden and an apple). DH ate his larger left-over of pasta also along with an apple. As the night progressed I was having thoughts about something more to eat, but just because it was Saturday (an "S" day) doesn't give me permission to eat unlimited amounts to my heart's desire. So I postponed - all night!

I have done 2 out of 5 "Half-Off" experiences since we had that lesson and I am having difficulty finding more opportunities because I really don't like taking home left-overs. Last w/e DH and I stopped for a late lunch and we shared Sweet Potato Fries, but I also nibbled at the Kettle Chips that were on my plate so that attempt was a flop. I will continue to look for opportunities to complete this assignment, but with vacation just a couple days away I am not too hopeful right now.

Hope everyone has a peaceful Sunday so they can gear up for Monday!

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Sue - Wow! You did very well in Olive Garden. That is a hard restaurant to manage. We ate at P. F. Chang's Friday since you could get one entree free. I ate 1/2 and boxed the other 1/2. It will be a meal today. That restaurant is easy for me. 1/2 an entree is enough for me, has plenty of protein and is reasonable on calories.

Gill - I know you exercise a lot. Do you do any strength training? I'm certainly not the person who is full of wisdom on what you should do. I'm just hearing you say that you wish you were more toned up. I think you are amazing.

Ok, the scale was up a pound this morning. I'm working on staying calm. The scale fluctuates, and I was at my all time low yesterday. Usually when I hit a low, my body grabs it back the next day before permanently losing it. I've had 7 days of consistently eating within calorie range and walking. That is amazing for me. I wanted to eat yesterday, but it wasn't cravings. Just wanted to. But didn't.

Janet in Georgia

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9/15/19 6:47 A

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That's interesting: I'm 5'3" so 100 + 15 = 115. And guess what I weigh? 115!

I'd still like to be more slender - 115lbs is not all toned muscle here!
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9/14/19 8:57 A

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I found a Weight Calculator a couple days ago through a blog from a Spark member. It told me that for my age and height I should weigh 142 - 144# I sort of always knew that. In the back of my head I have the old "rule of thumb" calculator that we used years ago - 100# for the first 5 feet and then 5# for every inch after that. This means I should weigh 145#. I could let this discourage me as I struggle to even reach 160# while finding a balance in my life, but I'm focused on one step at a time and remaining positive.

I have learned a lot here on SP about living in balance, weight sustainability, and loving the body you have!


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emoticon Sue! Boy, those sneaky calories!

I've been feeling a little frustrated that my weight is maintaining a little higher than I'd like, and I'm looking at what adjustments I can make. It's becoming very clear to me that my physical body needs fewer calories as I get older. My emotional body still has the same needs!

I think I need to change the quantities I eat very gradually so as not to feel emotionally deprived, and to return my appetite.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon That was too funny, Phyllis! Yes. I will try to stay out of the ditches.

I followed my plan for last night - no breadsticks, 1 salad, 1 wine, 1 entrťe, coffee, no desert. I thought about having seconds on the salad, but resisted and glad that I did. I noticed that Olive Garden sells their salad dressing at the restaurant. It has got to be the best Italian Salad Dressing I have ever tasted and now I know why - checked out the nutrition info and it is 80 cals. for 1 Tbls. What?! ! ! When I reported back to DH he said "No wonder it tastes so good!". I also left 1/4 of my entry on my plate to take home and I watched, without longing, as my dad ate his desert. emoticon

Trying to follow in your footsteps, Janet!

I don't want to jinx myself with D-Day or the 13th! Hope everyone has a Sparkling w/e!

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I've been really consistent this week on all fronts since Sunday - calories, water, walking, avoiding processed foods, pushing veggies, eating healthy. The scale has been good to me. Thank you, team members, for the extra time you have taken with me. No special challenges this weekend.

Phyllis - I hope you have a really fun day.

Sue - You are going to have a fabulous time! The trip will be so much easier with Europeans at your side.

Gill - You are so funny! Your comment above about it being D-Day. I love it!

Janet in Georgia

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Way to go, Sue! Saving dessert for 'when it's special' - great example.

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emoticon Itís been a day out for me and not much time for Sparking.
Tomorrow our 3 year old great grandson is coming for the day so I will just plan to catch up on the weekend.

Thanks for the update Sue. Enjoy the rest of this month, Iím thinking it will be a wonderful time.
Go ahead and widen the road and then come back to a narrower road later.
Just stay out of the ditch! LOL!

Have a great Friday team!

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I hate to wish the month away but I have been having Consistency issues with following my plan and I'm looking forward to October! No sense frustrating myself for the remainder of this month when I am heading out on vacation.

Phyllis - We will meet my pen-pal of 53 years and her DH in Amsterdam for a 2 day excursion. Then we will all drive back to their home in Germany for a few more days of visiting. From there we will fly to Turin (Torino) Italy to visit for a few days with my cousin (maybe 2nd generation cousin?), his family, and other relatives I have never met before we head home.

I am working at remaining calm as I have become quite the homebody and happy in my life so that being gone internationally is giving me a bit of anxiety.

Tonight we are going to Olive Garden to celebrate my dad's 93rd birthday. I'm saving my desert for Sunday when our entire family will be together to celebrate.

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Yesterday I ate dinner out with new Bible Study group at Chicken Salad Chick. The good thing is that I got a salad which was a scoop of chicken salad on top of a mixed salad. It honestly fit into my plan, and I resisted grabbing packs of crackers to go with it. So an eating out victory for me!

Every day I don't want to walk. Most days I use Linda's line from early in the book, "Do it anyway." So, I do it, and it is paying off.

Janet in Georgia

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emoticon Linda added a great blog today, check it out!
emoticon We are supposed to have 90s the rest of our week. What happened to Fall?
Sometimes we go from summer to winter without enough in between for me.

I hope you enjoy your trip next week Sue even if this week may be a wet one.
Where all do you plan to go?
emoticon Have a good Tuesday!

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