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DG, thanks for the reminder on putting the fork down between bites. Can’t wait to see your pic! That was a great appointment – you have certainly come a long way from the days of the electric cart. Is the anemia shot iron? I’ve never heard of that.

Carol, you are a great aunt! At least I’m thinking those little cuties are nieces and nephews? Hope you had a good day with the shoulder.

Cheryl, congrats on making such good choices. My take on weight loss is basically to burn more calories than I take in in whatever way – diet and exercise. My energy and metabolism is so low these days though that food is definitely the thing I watch the most. Not that it’s showing, grrrrr.

Mo, hope you had a great day!

Had fun with some condo buddies last night at a new Tap House within walking distance. Had a flight of local craft beers – 4 5-oz glasses over a couple hours. Included one hard cider. We had a good time. Tonight is monthly HOA meeting already again. I sure am looking forward to a four day weekend. Not much planned but will involve some preparation for the next weekend’s first camping trip of the summer.

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Hi ya'll , hope everyone has had a good day and made good choices with everything you did.

Cheryl you must be so proud of yourself for staying so focused and committed to making good food choices at lunch. Don't over do it at dinner as you may be more hungry. Chew slowly, count each chew for each bite and remember to put your fork down after each bite. I found that info you shared was soooo helpful for me to get filled more quickly and have continued to do it at breakfast and dinner most days. Yes we need to do both, reduce calories and more active. They go hand in hand, one doesn't work without the other. Keep up the good choices you are making my friend. Plans for the up coming holiday ????

Good day at work busy and steady and I didn't stray from the foods I brought in with me. I did buy some cut up cooked chicken for my salad tonight and I also had the last of my left over farro and veggies. I got good steps in at work as well over 8700 and worked it using up 61 minutes of workout time. Looks like I will indeed get a nice walk in later after 8pm. I got a few compliments today on my weight loss and some of those folks mention how noticeable it is in my face. I think I agree and may try to take a selfie this weekend and post it here to see what you all think.

That's about all I have for this day so wish you all a pleasant evening.

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DG, I bet your doctor is happy with you and all your hard work losing weight. It's not easy and you're doing it!! emoticon

Getting off early today and will be glad to get a head start home on this sunny day.

Have been talking with some gals here at work that are also working to lose weight and we all agree that it comes down to calories in. Most of us try to be as active as possible, but we really only see a consistent drop in the scale when we have a reduce calories consumed. I left my lunch at home today and went upstairs to our cafe and ended up making a very good choice - fruit and 1 hard boiled egg. Will wait until family meal at home to eat again.

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Happy HUMP Day PLOF friends,

I'm enjoying this peaceful morning listening to the birds outside as I do my morning SPARKING before breakfast and work. Even Dusky is still sleeping ! I'll go get him when I'm done this post so we can get our day in gear.

Breakfast will be a toasted waffle with PB and sliced banana and 1/2 a grapefruit. I prepped for work lunchables last night for today (veggies, fruit and hummus) and an apple for the way home so dinner will be light as well. Probably a salad with a side something ???

Steps were very shy yesterday so hope to improve that today, still waiting for the sun to show up.

Time to run, have some fun and make good healthy choices with a smile on your face ladies.




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Good morning ladies....

DG...congrats in your good report from the Dr. You have definitely come a long way on your journey. Everytime i start whining about getting older and the aches and pains i try to remember it would be much worse if i wasnt otherwise as healthy as i am now weightwise and foodwise.

Went to 2 ball games last night....its fun to watch 5 year olds play t-ball ..NOT. They are cute though but a bit boring.

Im running a little late this morning so...I am out!

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A quick pop in ladies I'm am an hour late on everything tonight since my dr apt was an hour. But a good hour as she was very pleased with my history regarding my last 8 years of weight loss, no meds, and BP was excellent. She ordered some lab work and did an EKG which was the only thing a little off. She said it was a low heart rate but that could just be my normal since I had no symptoms of the possible problem of that. She recommended some light exercises for my shoulders as she thinks it's pretty much arthritis and the same for my right knee pain too. She recommended a anomia shot and a shingles shot and of course the dreaded colonoscopy.

Well no time for a walk tonight so this will be my down day. Praying this rain stops and sun will return for more than a day soon, like tomorrow soon !!!

Cat getting older is indeed challenging and losing weight is just another good reason to be able to get more active and carefully so. Before my weight loss I wasn't able to even walk in the grocery store. I had to use one of those electric carts for any kind of shopping. Life is def more enjoyable being able to move and get out and about with friends and family doing things. Your lunch sounded very healthy too BTW.

Ok ladies I need to be done now my neck is stiffening up. Enjoy your evening.

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It's terrific Tuesday - a day for thinking positive and enjoying nature.

Great article DG. One dish my vegetable wary kids loved was Kraft macaroni and cheese from the box mixed up with small pieces of steamed broccoli. I still have it, although with more adult type mac & cheese!

Carol, hang in there. I’m sorry no anti-inflammatories, is there something else you can take?

Getting older is challenging when exercising and working out sometimes equals injuries - more often than in the past. I updated my 5-year-old health profile on the Kaiser website yesterday and I had to mark yes to “do physical conditions inhibit or prevent you from types of physical activity”. It’s a bit depressing to think that this is the way it is going to be now, having to choose activities that benefit older people over exercises that I have enjoyed in the past. It’s all about finding new, safer ways of staying active and fit!

Off to lunch, stirfry with buckwheat noodle leftover from dinner last night, an apple and a big container of water.

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Happy HEALTHY Tuesday friends,

I did good yesterday with my steps almost 13K before I ended for the evening. This included a good walk outside while talking to my SIL on the phone, 30+ mins !!! I prepped for work foods and will stick to it - no switching up with café foods ! Rain is on the way so may not get an outside walk in tonight.

Carol smart to take the extra day off you don't need the worry of getting your mind ready for what's ahead.


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Good morning all....

Cheryl...take care of that ankle. Sounds like we all issues....sucks doesnt it.

I did indeed take next Tuesday off. I just have a lot to do to get ready for the surgery. It'll be nice to have the day before off to try and relax. If i were at work i couldnt concentrate anyway! I'm off my anti inflammitories and wow am i feeling it. Its going to be a long week.

I agree with you all about the wedding and the bishop. After awhile the guests had rather painful looks on their faces. Other than that....i thought it was lovely!!

Well...not much going on...gym night tonight. I'll get my workouts in this week. Tomorrow i will get my hair cut...easier to take care of.

Have a great day all!!

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Good evening friends,

Cat I def agree with your comment about the Bishop. I thought I was the only one that felt he was giving a sermon way too long during this marriage ceremony. It looked to me when the camera panned around that some others weren't much into it. I love the choir and the cello player as well. Very cool that you saw that show on Beachfront Bargain, I catch that show sometimes too and will look for a repeat of that one.

Yes Mo you are always so busy hon, do you ever really rest?

Cheryl good to see you but not good to hear about your ankle at all. I hope you did some icing on it and that the brace will continue to help with pain relief.

Good day was had at work, food choices changed when I got there for my lunch. I had a small serving of chicken salad from the café with a snack bag of pretzels. I did eat the beets I brought with me tho'. I'll have my grapes and last 4 golden berries for a snack later if I am hungry, which I'm usually not. I'll take them to work tomorrow again. Dinner was a thawed WW angel hair pasta dish I made with shrimp and veggies and I had a small side salad with it. After I put Dusky to bed I'll be going out for an evening stroll.
I have my 1st PCP tomorrow after work and looks like the weather is heading for another change back to rain. Oh Hum :(

That's all tonight Dusky needs some loving before bedtime. Enjoy the evening ladies.

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Oh goodness Cheryl, be careful out there! Glad Linda came out of her fall relatively unscathed Carol.

Watched some of the CNN coverage of night before wedding and then set alarm for 4am to see the event live – made it 1.5 hours and went back to sleep. Loved it but why do I think Bishop Curry went on way too long? The young cello player was exemplary as was the rest of the music. May the young couple take their happiness forward throughout their lives!

You’re keeping busy as usual Mo! We watched Beachfront Bargain Hunt last night and the family was looking for property at Solberg Lake. I looked at the map and it seems not far from Winter. Gorgeous place.

Weigh in wasn’t as good as I hoped, I’m keeping at it! Water, walking and trying to take in less calories than I take in. I’ve learned a bit on the snacking challenge, always good to get some new ideas for one’s arsenal.

Have a great week all!
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Happy Fresh Start Monday...although I try to treat everyday as a day to start fresh.

Carol, glad Linda's going to be okay. I feel her pain. I played pickleball on Saturday and unfortunately really twisted my ankle and went down hard. I'm so thankful I didn't break it. Wearing a brace yesterday and today and it really helps. Will take it easy on physical activity and be very mindful about eating.

Terri taped Royal Wedding and when I got home Saturday she was just getting to when Meaghan was arriving, but with all the highlights and playbacks, I got to see a lot of it. Really enjoyed the long walk. What an adorable couple! emoticon

DG, it sounds like you had a very nice weekend.

Mo, you're as busy as ever and I like your attitude about Bets steering into side of the garage door opening.

Cat, hope you and Maureen had a nice and relaxing weekend.
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Good morning PLOFers!

Hanging out at the RV shop. I got here at 8, and I did not realize the service center was open as the main selling area was closed. It is my first time at this shop, and I did not know that an unmarked door led to service before the main building opens.

Hope you all have a happy healthy stat to the week.

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Good Monday to all as we start another new healthy and fit week,

Mo I hope all goes well with the trip for the RV repairs. I wish I could remember doing and enjoying chores with a partner but honestly I've never really "enjoyed" doing chores !!!

Carol so glad Linda did not sustained anything serious, that's the last thing both of you needed right now. Yes today is lovely here too and rain is indeed on it's way back here too. Makes sense to take that extra day off for sure.

I am ready for another week of making good food choices and getting as much walking in each day as possible. 1st PCP dr apt tomorrow after work, and it's a short week for me with Friday off. My SIL is coming up to spend the day together. I don't go back to work until next Wed. Will work hard this week to stay on track as time off always seems to lead me astray :(

That's it for now hope everyone has a MINDFUL day doing all the right things that make your life healthier. And I want to thank you all for being such an important part of my journey. emoticon

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Good morning....

Hello all..
Hope you had a great weekend!

Linda has a big bruise on her back but other than that just sore. Thats pretty normal for her.

The Preakness was a muddy mess but yes a good race. Glad you got the sunshine back DG. It was sunny here at the end of the day yesterday and will be good today. Tomorrow the rains return.

I'll be busy this week at work but thank goodness a holiday weekend upcoming . I still have things to do. I might take all of next week off...why go back for one day before the surgery. Workmens comp kicks in after 5 days and i have that covered.

Thats all i have for the weekend exciting. I did have a good workout but pretty much didnt do anything after!!

Have a great week!

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Hey there PLOFers!

Busy with home ownership issues!!!

Doing chores with Bets is sure a lot more fun than doing it alone - even if she did run the skid- steer into the side of the garage door opening! Oh well, one more item on the to- do list.

Say Carol - How was Linda today?

Hope it has been a very good weekend for all.

Leaving before 530 am tomorrow morning to take the rv in to a place in MN. Electric stopped working.

All for now.

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Good SUNNY Sunday morning friends,

It is soooo good to see the sun and temps are in the upper 60s right now. May turn out to be a day that I can get some walking in outside. I really need a good start to the week ahead. I'm looking forward to Friday as I have off till next Wed and Fri I am spending the day with my SIL, Marlyn. I may also be meeting up during my time off with a Baltimore SP team member, if we can work it out. She is the member that sent me the Fitbit so it will be nice to meet her face to face.
I really enjoyed the Preakness yesterday it was very exciting to see Justify pull out and make the win. Was surprised to see how the other horse (something Magic was the name #5) fell so far behind and didn't even place in the top 3 after keeping up with Justify the whole race. I would have liked to have been watching it with my Dad. He's at the beach and I'm sure didn't miss a thing !!! emoticon

Mo I hope you have caught up on your lost sleep and back on track today.

Carol yes the wedding was full of all the traditions and Megan brought some modernization as well. I'm not big on weddings with all that extravagance however it was def expected and did not disappoint for sure !! Yes you did have a good weigh in I'm sure you must be working on all the other muscles you have just not the arms, so would that really have such an impact? I think you might be right about having ER numbers readily available during your early days of home recovery hon. Can't be to over prepared right.

Ok for now ladies I am ready for breakfast now. Have a day full of what makes you happy in a healthy way.

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Good morning ladies...

Up early with little sleep and getting ready for the gym. Shortly after i went to sleep last night i woke up to a loud thud and Linda yelling "Carooooool" She fell getting into bed. Well luckily i was able to get her up which i didnt know if i could and she scraped her back. We will see how she is when she gets up.

Yes...it is not making me feel very comfortable right now that she will be able to handle my first days of recovery . I will make sure that i have lots of spare emergency numbers on hand! Someone may need to help both of us.

I had a great weigh in this week but I'm not really so happy about it. Yes the number went down but i have lost a lot of muscle tone in my upper body the last few months. Muscle weighs more than fat and I have a hunch that is playing a big part in my loss. Interesting!

I have a visiting niece from Little Rock coming by this afternoon and my niece in law and great niece from North Carolina are in town also . Yay!! Next friday the family from Pensacola are in town. Its great to see them as it has been awhile. It'll be a good week!!

Have a great day!!

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Afternoon PLOFers!

Still tired. .????

Not sure why.

Foot is a little worse today. Maybe from walking so much more yesterday.

All for now.

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DG...
On FN...I watch....pioneer woman, chopped, iron chef, worst cooks, best baker in America....pretty much everything. All things food!!

I was watching the Preakness...muddy muddy track and foggy. Great weather...huh. The sun actually is out here now but the rains are not over yet.

The movie book club was pretty good...we laughed a lot!! Candice Bergen was pretty funny!

Have a great evening!!

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Good late afternoon on this Preakness Saturday and what a wet rainy muddy day it is !!

I did go out for a bit for fresh produce and just a bit of a ride. It was really a lot of traffic out so I did not linger. Came home fixed a salad and 3 small vegetable empanadas I picked up while out and now looks like I'm in for the rest of the day. Clouds and fog is rolling in so looks like things are starting to warm up. Maybe sun is on the way, I sure hope so. maybe tomorrow I can enjoy a walk outside ??? I've been switching the TV all around catching glimpse of the wedding and catching up on some emails and stuff. I'm sure I will do house walking shortly as well.

Carol I couldn't agree with you more; love really does tRump hate. Sounds like you and I have the same weather this weekend. What type of shows on TFN do you watch? I watch that network too. Enjoy the movie.

Let me go take a look at that wedding now.







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Good morning....

DG...I'm up early and getting ready for work but watching the royal wedding. You know the world has been very troubling lately and this wedding just feels happy happy to me. I liked Diana and now her boys have grown into 2 wonderful people who now honor her legacy. Besides Harry is so darn cute. (I only know British food because i religiously watch the Food Network) I don't think I've ever disclosed that here. Ironic isnt it?

Later we are going to a movie but changed it to The Book Club instead of the Melissa McCarthy movie. Thank goodness!! Book Club got decent reviews and what a cast!

Have a great day all...gotta go. PS...lots of storms and rain overnight. Supposed to do this all weekend!


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So tired.
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Will post tomorrow, hopefully.
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One of our dreams is to have a pontoon. We looked at the new ones at the boat show and they are gorgeous. Of course, not very practical in Seattle, and I too do not want to be involved in hauling it to and getting it in and out of the water. Little Big Town's Party on the Pontoon is our summer anthem. emoticon

We're taking friends to dinner on Sunday and I suggested going to Cheesecake factory because they have a skinnylicious menu with items 560 calories or less.

Best wishes to you all for a pleasant and relaxing weekend...playing pickleball with my new friend on Saturday and then my 5+ mile walk with Winnie on Sunday. emoticon
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TGIF team! Have a fabulous day and keep it moving!

Was up and at it early this morning, want to get lots done today around the house and in the garden. Later I'll top off my steps with a walk at the park with Juneau. Hope it doesn't rain. TTFN

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Good morning friends and TGIF !!!

Mo I am so proud of you and your healthy choices, you go girl. Good to h ear you sold your boat so quickly but to bad your friends missed out !!! Snooze you loose right. Hope you have another healthy day hon.

Carol I had no idea you were so "British" LOL !!! Maybe you won't have to work tomorrow ?

The rain here is non stop so I am not getting in as many steps as I want. Walking in my little living space is exhausting and soooo boring. It just doesn't give me the energy to keep it up. I'm not gonna sweat over it as I'm eating smart and the scale is smiling at me. The rain will eventually stop and I will get my move back on.

I'm ready for the day as of course I prepped last night with a chicken with mixed greens in a wrap, and a bowl of watermelon. Cold cereal and banana with skim for breakfast and a light dinner at my friend's house.
Tonight I'll going to my friend Carol's house we have not seen each other in a long time just haven't been able to connect. So I am switching up my Friday evening this week and look forward to seeing her. I hope her wife Donna will be there but she may not be as her sister is dying and she is sharing time with her and her other 2 sisters as much as possible. Sad.

That's all for this morning ladies let's make this Friday FABULOUSLY healthy in all we do.

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Good morning ladies...

DG...oh what fun we would have watching the wedding and enjoying tea and crumpets. Maybe for lunch i could make beef wellington or bangers and mash!! emoticon emoticon

Ooh...i may be working tomorrow so I'm recording the whole wedding so i can enjoy later.

I was pretty in pink yesterday and had many compliments. I told one guy i was in good spirits and told him i was going to have a pink kinda day. He laughed and said " oh thats how it works....i will stay away from you when you wear black" LOL!

I'm running late...i'll get back maybe later today but probably tomorrow!!

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Good evening PLOFers!

Well, the boat is sold. I often troll craigslist under the categories of free, wanted, materials, general, and labor stuff. Then, because I get around, I check different areas of WI and MN. On Monday, I was checking under wanted for Northern WI, and I saw someone looking for a boat just like ours, ready to buy with cash in hand. I called, and bang - sold.
Unfortunately, a very good friend of mine and her husband wanted to buy the boat last year. At that time I was unwilling. I contacted them to let them know that We were now looking to sell, but the other guy moved so fast that my friend confirmed too late that they still wanted it. I had not expected them to want it because they bought a different pontoon boat last year.

The boat was 11 years old and was only on its second tank of gas as it only made it in the water about 5 times. A main reason for selling it was that Betsy is uncomfortable pulling it onto the trailer after I back the trailer into the water. We have a friend with a boat that trailers easier and are looking at getting it. This will also give us less of an investment in something we are not getting a lot of use out of right now - until 1378 days when Bets retires.

Yes, I do like to gamble. A lot of it is for social reasons. The casino I go to is low to moderately busy when I go there. I do not like busy casinos. I will play the table games a lot. However, I only play if I am the only one at the table or there are up to two others. Because it is such a local casino it is if you are "socializing" with acquaintances. The dealers are my favorite to speak with. They make $6 an hour plus shared tips.

Even the 76 yoa man that purchased the boat commented on liking my shoes! This is the first suede tennis shoes that I have seen, and I, too, really like them.

My feet/ankle have made a dramatic improvement sine Monday's PT and/or getting the new shoes Monday. Each day has been better and better. I cannot wait to be able to walk as much as you all are, again.

Life is GREAT - YOU all are great!!!

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I have apples in my truck, so yesterday while driving and hungry, I was thinking about stopping to get something, but instead grabbed an apple.

Today, when choosing between a hamburger, chicken or pizza, I took chicken because of the increased protein.



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Trying to post from work, this could take a while with the interruptions so bear with me .....

Mo you sure do love your gambling girl, keep winning hon is all I can say. Kohls ? heck yeah we have Kohls here too I love that store they have sales and reg prices too. I also get their coupons on a regular basis, thanks for offer yours to the team. Must be some story about that boat, hope the sale goes thru for ya.

Cat yes they do look like cherry tomatoes but taste nothing like them, lol. I did not buy them at TJ just at my regular Giant grocery store. I m planning to go to the asian market this weekend and will def look for them there. Good luck with the HOA mtg indeed it sounds like it could end up being PT for you. Don't be concerned you know PLOF is lots more than just food and fitness.

Ok Carol now I know you will not be bored during your time off. I totally forgot about your nieces and nephews and their ball games. I know you will be enjoying them all. If I were visiting you and Linda I would certainly be watching and enjoying tea and crumpets while watching the wedding with you. Home alone probably not. ps - I bet you look quite sweet in your pink today too.

Cheryl, keep pushing girl it all ends up with it for sure. Glad to hear you mention Anthony again wasn't sure he was still with you. Easy on that guac !!!

Still raining here ladies, so dreary and such a mood breaker. Time for me to get up and move these feet now. Enjoy the rest of this day my friends.



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Mo, the knee replacement was in August 2016. Result of osteoarthritis which I suppose partly resulted from old injuries (sports, ballet) and too much weight. If feels great now. Hope you had takers on the boat. Cheryl, sounds like an active day! I like the ideas of 2 weekends, I also like the idea of all week being a long weekend! Carol, I'm aiming to get up for the wedding, I did for Diana's. If not I'm sure I can catch a lot of it on YouTube or another way. I'm like Linda re getting up, esp on the weekend.

Treadmill again tonight and I'm going for a walk with co-worker at lunchtime. My wrist tracker buzzes me after an hour of non-activity telling me get up and move. So I get up, do some upper body stretches, lunges, deep knee bends. Have also worked in an early morning stretching session in the bathroom before a.m. shower time. Trying to keep moving as much as possible. Tomorrow I'm looking forward to moving my winter clothes from my closet and bringing in the summer ones. Anything too tight or non-flattering from last year is going to St. Vincent's including the large tote I marked 'too small for now'. If I do get to a smaller size I plan to reward myself with new things.

Yay, it's Friday for me and it's been a busy week. Look forward to sleeping in a bit and wearing sweats to do housework tomorrow.

Cheers and let's stay strong and wise about our choices!
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Good Thursday PLOFers!

I am waiting for someone to come and buy our pontoon boat. It is a long story as to why we have it - I will spare you.

DG - My supper last night was a bag of microwave popcorn and serving of pistachios. Would you have joined ME?

Cheryl - Love your balance and commitment.

Carol - I agree with Cheryl. You do know how to kick up a good time. :)

Cat - How old were you with the knee replacement? Had you had an injury?

I think I hear company.

All for now.

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Good morning!

You always know how to have a good time, Carol. emoticon

Just pushing to keep the scale going in the right direction. We seem to have two weekends at our house. The regular Sat and Sun and then one day when our nephew is off work - his weekend is Tues/Wed and we usually do a family meal on one of those days. He made guacamole and that's something I can mindlessly eat but I tried to be careful and not overdo.

Got on zaaz this morning and will walk at lunch if it's warm enough and do not have anything keeping me from the gym tonight. emoticon

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Good morning friends,

I'm running a little late this morning as I slept in a little longer than usual but for that I am thankful, sleep is good !!! I've read all these wonderful words from each of you but no time right now to comment. I will try from work tho'.

So for now enjoy this day, make good choices, and be kind to everyone you meet.

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Good morning...

And indeed it is a good morning. I slept great last night....6:30 pm till 3:10 am. Yes.. thats what happens after i have a night of insomnia. I feel so good i even wore a pink shirt this morning.

Oh boy ball season has started and what i mean by softball/baseball is everything from t-ball to kid pitch. I have 7 grand nieces and 1 grand nephew playing this year. Multiple games a day...that will give me something to do while i'm laid up.

Anybody watching the royal wedding this weekend??? I am...i will be up at 4am anyway. Might as well....i told Linda we could have tea and crumpets. Haha...like Linda would get up at 4am!!

Have a great day...later!

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Happy Hump Day!

DG, I researched golden berries this morning – they look like cherry tomatoes! I’ll be on the lookout for them. Did you get them at TJ’s?

Mo, you’ve got me beat. I think you told me about Eastbay. I have really difficult feet, they have hardware in them, very narrow heels, and need to be extra supported because of my knee replacement so I have to try them on in person before buying, every pair I’ve ordered online except for Clark’s I’ve had to return.

Talk with Joe was all good news. He’s leaving for Japan for a week tomorrow with a buddy and wanted me to know. He sure does get around! Sounds like he and the woman he’s been dating for a while are getting serious. He omitted to mention until now that she is now renting one of 4 bedrooms in his house so that makes 2 couples there now. Her English name is Miko (Zhou Wen Hui in Mandarin).

Cheryl, great news on going solar! Very exciting! Keep us posted on how you like them. Did you get a good deal?

Emergency HOA board meeting was called for tonight. Apparently crisis on painting decisions. Oh boy. This has really turned into a part time job dealing with everything that comes up on a big property.

Well, that wasn’t much about fitness or food – although I have met or exceeded my step goal the past 2 weeks, time to up it!
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Good early evening PLOFers!

I was up late/early??? gambling. It was another great night, but I need to learn to not give so much back after 7am! My "free" breakfast wasn't so free, but I was a winner!

Do any of you know about Kohl's department stores? It is very popular here - especially for their shoes. The store is like a JC Penny. I imagine a person can order online from anywhere, so if anyone wants my 30% off code - let me know.

Cat - Have you heard of Eastbay for shoes? You could check there or Kohl's for shoes. I wear a MEN'S 11.5 4E shoe! Kohl's is great for wide shoes and reasonably priced. Eastbay has "cool" shoes, but more expensive.
Hope your talk with Joe goes well. Keep us informed.

Cheryl - Very exciting about the panels. I, too, look forward to learning and hearing from you about how it goes.

DG - "stomping around" - crack me up, girl. No thanks on the collard greens either. However, I just learned yesterday that I MIGHT like guacamole. There was a tad bit on a contaminated chip, and I did not find myself making a face uncontrollably like when I read about your earlier meal.

Carol - You are AWESOME!

This is all I have for right now.

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WOW, Cheryl that is VERY exciting. Will def be looking to hear feedback from you. Will you see the benefits soon? There is a neighbor on our block that has solar but I do not know them and have not seen them to inquire about it . Maybe this year I will see them out walking and can ask them.

Came home with over 8K steps so will be stomping around the house tonight. Dinner is gonna be as I mentioned earlier. All day I have felt like it was Thursday until I realized I still have 2 more days to work :(

Enjoy the evening ladies.

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We're getting solar panels today. emoticon Super excited. We're getting 16 panels and my boss has 20 on his large house. He gave me an excel spreadsheet that he put a lot of work into that shows everything you could think of so I'm using his as a template and will be able to see cost, usage and savings. emoticon

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Hey all, posting from work right now with good news that I finished the test this morning when I got in. And I got a good walk in first and afterwards.

Lunch was a turkey wrapped in a WW tortilla with 1 wedge of LC cheese and a handful of mixed greens. A serv size of spinach and garlic thin chips. I also had a serving of stewed tomatoes from our cafe. I have a selection of 3 fresh fruits (10 of each of grapes, blueberries and 5 of the golden berries). Not sure if I will eat them of not yet as I am pretty full. Maybe @ 3:30 I will have some or the greek yogurt I also brought.

It's still raining here so looks like more house walking again. Speaking of which I need to get up and get moving while still here.

Hope everyone is having a good day so far.

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Happy HEALTHY Hump Day friends,

Heading in an hour earlier today no call to work so hope to start that last test. It has 3 modules so it will take more than a day.
Yes we had fierce storms last night lots of thunder and lightening and heavy rains. Didn't last too long but def long enough for such strength.

Carol never be so concerned about venting here about anything we all need to get things out and often helps even though it's just in writing, good therapy I say !!! You're such a sweet heart to think of Linda's joy I'm sure she knows it too.

Mo looks like you are up REALLY late with this good night post. Hope you slept well.

Ok ladies, yogurt, with fruit and granola for breakfast, I'm taking a wrap with me to work to get a slice of turkey for a sandwich, I also have fresh fruit grapes, berries and the new "golden berries" I bought. Has anyone had them before? I will be buying them again. Check them out on line. Dinner is gonna be a salad with chicken tonight - I think?

Ok ladies have a WONDERFUL Wednesday and do your best to stay focused on your goals and commitment to live healthy.

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Good morning PLOFers....or should I say Good Night!!!

Will write later. Time to get some sleep.

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Good morning ladies....

Thank you all for your words of support! It really makes my day start in a positive note! I love you all!

Dg...glad you escaped the really bad weather. It looks like you may have gotten it again last night. Sure hope you dodged a bullet . We had tornados here but not near me. Thank goodness.

My boss told me they have things around the plant that i can do one armed. I'll be helping the safety guy with paperwork, audits, laminating things, filing etc. Other people have paperwork also. Hey maybe there is a desk job in my future!!

Bad night sleeping for me...i think my arm wakes me up more now...everytime i roll over then i can't get back to sleep. Its gonna be a long day! Youre probably all tired of hearing about it....its on my mind constantly!

Linda is good as are the furbabies. I think we might see a movie this weekend. Shes crazy over Melissa McCarthy and me not so much. But I promised we would go see her new movie before my surgery. Its probably a pretty hokey movie but Linda is going to be tied down with me for awhile so I want her to enjoy it!

Have a great day....halfway to the weekend. Woo-hoo!

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DG, your dinner sounds delish! I like farro too, don’t have it very often tho. I hope if they give you another volunteer that she is of more help to you. Hang in there Carol, this too shall pass. You and Mo were up ungodly early this a.m. And nice score on the shoes Mo – those are sweet! What size do you wear? I can never find my 11’s at most of the retail stores around here.

Went shopping on my way home last night – found 2 pairs of slacks and a top all on the “last chance” rack. Got in a bunch of steps at the mall so that was good. Was really tired last night after 3 very active days. Wished I could have slept in. Joe e-mailed that he needs to talk to me tonight – always makes me nervous when he says “has to” lol. That’s all for me, not sure what’s for dinner yet, food today has been oatmeal/blueberries/milk/coffee and lunch egg salad sandwich, pickles and an apple.

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Hi there team, I'm just posting from work since I have the time ans won't have so much to do tonight.

Mo hope your day is coming along smoothly so far. I had to chuckle when I read your comment about my food, how about dinner tonight ? Spicy collard greens, pesto salmon and broccoli tots, (they're like tator tots just with broccoli, it's a Green Giant product).

Cheryl you are really staying MINDFUL hon, you should indeed be proud of yourself for staying so committed.

It's been a good day here at work and I got some walking in as well. Temps are high today so aiming to get a walk in outside tonight after I put Dusky to bed and the temps drop down a bit.

Ok things are starting to pick up a little now as may day comes to and end. Perhaps I can still get a few more steps in here before I leave as well.

TTFN ladies.

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So glad you had a nice Mother's Day, Cat. We did our 5 mile loop at the park on Sunday and it was nice to see families getting out early to get space for their picnics.

And I love your shoes, Mo! Very cool.

Everyday is a fresh start for me so I'm continuing to make the best choices possible. I walked a 3 mile loop yesterday and will head to the gym after work. Trying to step back and look at what works...like getting my water+ in, walking at lunch and getting to the gym after work. Easypeasy! emoticon

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I need to run for work, but just wanted to say that I do not hear excuses coming from you Carol. I hear facts. You may be hindered on your exercise for awhile--- maybe quite awhile----- but YOU WILL figure out ways to keep it under control. You are AWESOME CAROL - and don't forget it!!!
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Good Tuesday friends,

I just got a call to come in at 10 which I had planned on anyway to work on my tests, now I will work instead. Also my volunteer called yesterday to let me know she would not be coming in anymore so that will make my Tuesday a normal day for me. I'll miss having her to chat with but not her "help", or lack there of.

Carol we were VERY lucky all we got was a lot of rain and wind but it quickly went thru our area but south of us (DC) got it much worse.

Mo I like those shoes.

Ok sorry but I have to run now. Have a good healthy day ladies.

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Good morning Mo....

I was in the shower at 3:15 emoticon

I actually totally disagree with the 80% diet 20% fitness. Maybe 50-50. I'm eating pretty much the same but on my non gym days i'm coming home and sitting in a recliner when i would normally get on the treadmil or something. Also for me the recumbent bicycle workout is no where near what the elliptical workout was or the sit down elliptical with intervals. I know it all sounds like a whole lot of excuses. I have a lot of arm pain at the end of the day and not much energy.

Oh well....i have the power to change all that i suppose.

DG...your weather looked rather dicey yesterday. I sure hope all is okay. They showed tornados in DC i see! Keep us updated.

Have a great day all!!



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5/15/18 4:14 A

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Good Morning, Carol!

It is 315, and I cannot sleep. So, I thought I'd wish you a good morning.

I need to drive tomorrow. I better get some sleep soon.

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5/14/18 10:17 P

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Good evening PLOFers!

Just finished my PT, and I am icing again.......so another post!

I think that I am doing pretty well now. I was VERY tempted to make some microwave popcorn, but choose to drink more water instead. I did not have enough calories left for the popcorn, and my carbs were at their limit. It helped to be inspired by this am's number on the scale. I think today's number shows that even when I have a bad week, it is nothing like pre- SP.

It is another 12 hour plus day for Bets, but she should be home soon.

DG - As I read your post, I had to laugh as my nose crinkled up reading about your meal, but I also LOL at your thoughts of taking me somewhere healthy!

Below is a pic of the shoes that I got. They are suede which I really liked, and they have memory form insoles. I got them at Kohl's with my 30% off code, so they were around $50.

FYI - My 30% off code is Good until the 20th.

Okay that is enough from me.

MO




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Hey they ladies,

I just don't know where the time goes !!! I'm just sitting down at 8:30 to post. I did not get many steps in today, was very busy all day at work and no time to get up and move around.
I had a yummy dinner. No we have a thunderstorm upon us so I won't be getting a walk in outside tonight and gee the day was so beautiful too. Will just have to find a way to work them steps in this week to burn baby burn !!! Tues, Wed, and Thurs this week I will go in an hour early, so posting may be light.

Has anyone had farro before? I'm loving it !!! Tonight I had a meal of farro in a mushroom sauce (light) and I added steamed veggies to it to make it a meal. I also had a side salad with it. The farro was a packaged that I found at the store and thought I'd give it a try. So glad I did. I also bought a barley one as well and look forward to trying it as well. Now I just have to remember where I bought them.

Cheryl so glad you enjoyed the weekend and got so much gardening done, just flowers? or produce as well? Hope the rest of your week is full of good weather too.
ps, I used to say the same thing about people, you can't change other people you just have to learn how to change the way you deal with them.

Cat what a lovely weekend it sounds like you had !!! Good for all of you !!! And it was Mother's Day so you indeed deserved a indulging meal with your son and wife. the tour sounded like such a nice way to spend time together and enjoy so great art as well.

Glad the PT went well Mo and you sure had a lot of running around errands to do afterwards. I hope the new shoes help, what kind did you get? My new ones have caused a problem for me in combination with the walking I think ? I really like the apple and PB too I think you will as well. I hope that binging is in the past for you now or at least you are working on making it stay there !!! I can imagine you and I would have had a good time at the Tea for sure !!! But I would have taken you to someplace healthy to eat cause that's what I do, LOL !!! No I do not see me relocating anywhere. I would however like to be in a position when I retire that I can buy a vehicle that I can live in and do some USA traveling for a while. I like to think about it anyway.

Well the day is done and so am I. Tomorrow will come pretty quickly. Sweet dreams my friends.



�Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.� - William Arthur Ward

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5/14/18 5:35 P

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Good afternoon PLOFers!

I thought I would use this time as I ice my foot to post. I had PT this am. It went well. Ran some errands afterwards: garbage drop off at a friend's house, bank, Kohl's for new shoes to see if new shoes help, Walgreens, blood work, lunch, hardware store for new batteries (lawnmower and ATV) and finally home and definitely time to ice.

Cat - I will try the apple and PB.

Last week might have been a tough one for me, but there is no way it was as bad as weeks like that had been pre-SP. Having you all to turn to was a GREAT help - Thank You. Not having junk in the house helped, and I think making at least some good choices during the bad week must have paid off as I, too, like my numbers this am. I am inspired for Sunday.

DG - I wish we lived closer. I would have gone to the tea thing with you. However, I also may have influenced us to eat out and not be so good and go home to eat! :).
Just curious----- do you ever see yourself relocating to another area of the US of A?

Cheryl - Bummer that Terri's fourth hand cannot help out, but your three hands comment caused me to chuckle!

Carol - What are your thoughts on the statement that weight loss/maintaining weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise? Do you find your eating changing when your exercise is restricted?

All for now----

Take Care, my friends!

MO
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I too am so thankful for all of you! I can’t help but feel sad when women drop out but you guys are rocks of affirmation and motivation every day!

Thanks for the reminder Cheryl. It’s close to my focus on equanimity this weekend. Trying to maintain balance throughout changes and challenges so as not to affect my health and stress level. I noticed how light the traffic was this morning too and wondered what was up (not that it didn’t cross my mind to opt out of work as well lol!).

Carol, I know you will do your best during the impending period of low activity. That’s all you can do and you’ll have plenty to deal with - recovery, PT, etc. Sorry about the tea DG – maybe next time? No updates on Christopher yet. Sam did volunteer to help in any way and it sounds like when he was homeless he stayed at the same hotel for a while. I never thought homelessness would hit so close to home but that is life in Seattle for many these days.

Mo, wishing you a better week. Keep sharing, I’m sure you’ll find your way out of your current compulsion period as you have before.

Had a really good weekend. Yesterday’s studio tour on Camano took us to some spectacular homes with stellar views. The artwork was really high quality throughout and we agreed that when we get our home we will splurge on an original artwork at next year’s tour. It was the first day of what I thought was really hot weather and I was def overdressed. Stopped at Cabelas on the way back to join Sam for dinner to buy a new cooler shirt which I found on sale! Dinner was excellent – company, food, and view of the harbor with sailboats and windsurfers. Sam and Maureen get along so well, they are both smart in the same way and have created success in their lives even though both finished school at grade 10. I could barely keep up with the conversation. I sure am enjoying Maureen and being married to her. Everyday I laugh and feel spoiled and loved.

Plenty of steps and physical exertion over the weekend - sore today but what else is new. I did indulge last night – steak and lobster, grilled asparagus, half a baked potato, cocktail, and half a piece of cheesecake with rhubarb strawberry sauce. Whew! It was fun to see moms and children of all ages celebrating together.

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P.S. This is my life goal. Saw it on the start page this morning.




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Had a nice weekend. Lots of work planting flowers in our pots and we're only working with 3 hands. emoticon

We're having some awesome weather and you can tell because my commute was super light. I think some people stayed home today. It's going to be another beauty! emoticon

Have a great week everyone!!
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Yes ladies here we go a new week to start off healthy with each other.

You women are awesome and I so appreciate each of you being here so faithfully with your support and encouragement. PLOF is indeed my family of friends. Thank you

Carol hang in there hon, you got a long way to slide yet, just do your best and you can't go wrong. Find alternative ways to stay positive and do things different that are still aimed at healthy living. Remember life changes when we least expect it too and we must adjust to something new. You can do it, you are a PLOF !!!

I did my prep for work last night and cold cereal will be my breakfast today. Dinner will be mainly veggies. I saw good numbers on the scale yesterday and I will be MINDFUL all week to see them again this Sunday for our weigh in.

Have a great Monday ladies do your best and stay MINDFUL.

�Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.� - William Arthur Ward

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"what goes around, comes around"

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"if you want to make a change in your life, you have to want it everyday"
...... *Patrick Swayze*.......


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