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5/27/18 11:51 A

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10:30am and I am still in my jammies. emoticon
Got up at 8am and just finished my third cup of coffee. Weighed 174.6.
I have been around this number for a while. This weight is surly coming off slowly. I don't know why I thought it would just melt away not drinking. I should be happy with a 5 pound weight loss in a few weeks.
This memorial day weekend, I give thanks for all who gave their lives and service for my freedom. I proudly display our flag. I am a veteran during non-conflict time of service. I served in the air force and Air national guard. The military helped pay for my nursing degree. Which means the government helped put me thru school, Which means you helped me. So thank you. emoticon
Hubby is watching the Indy 500 like usual. He always watches at least some of the race because he grew up in Indy and attended many many of the races and participated in the craziness in the pit. He says he has many fond memories of good times. I went to one race and was bored to tears. LOL.
I don't know if we will go to brunch today or not because of the race????
We are invited to a cook out tonight and tomorrow.
Staying AF today will be easy today, tomorrow not so easy.
I have 2 loads of laundry to do and some billing before tuesday when the mail resumes.
The womens gathering yesterday was good. It got me out of my comfort zone.
There were 10 of us. We worked together to make a soup, and then participated in a couple of activities which were interactive and quite personal in nature. I tried to explain it to my husband who thought it was weird. Anyway I think we all had a good time and the soup turned out great! I had brought some butternut squash soup as a base then there were an assortment of other veggies: carrots, celery, corn, brocolli, white beans, tomato, garlic, and spices. Smoked sausage was cooked separately as some wanted a vegetarian soup.
I was the only person to have seconds and enjoyed the smoked sausage a lot!The bowls were small and I have a big appetite.
Maybe that is why I am over weight????
Have a great day and weekend.
Never forget those we have lost during war and died for our freedom.
Goddess bless america, and that includes you and me.
bizi


I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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IAMBIZI's Photo IAMBIZI Posts: 5,709
5/26/18 11:31 P

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HI jami,
thanks for your sweet note.
I appreciate you
bizi emoticon

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/26/18 5:25 P

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Bizi you are sounding so strong! emoticon I to tend to have the scale go up when drinking. This happens to me because drinking any amount of alcohol causes me to eat things I normally would pass on. I am so glad to hear that you are doing well. We can do this!


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5/26/18 2:14 P

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11-27-17= 185.6
3-23-18 = 167
5-7-18= 180
5-26-18= 174.7

I have lost and gained weight since 6 months ago,
gaining weight while drinking, losing weight while AF.
I am still down 11 pounds total since november and
down 5 pounds in the last 3 weeks.

The movie was great!!!!!
Very different but good.

It was a love story.


today makes 2 weeks AF.
I am getting ready to go out side my comfort zone and go out of town to meet some new women for socializing and I am supposed to bring something to make soup with for dinner. I am bringing a box/quart of butternut squash soup, and some celery.

I scheduled myself off for memorial day.....
We have been invited to a BBQ gathering. There will be much drinking going on. I will bring my tea/mug and stevia sweetener to hold onto something for a buffer.
I went to lunch with a friend and had a pleasant enough time we said we would do that again. It is easy to have lunch and not drink, still have the social anxiety issues.
bizi


Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 5/26/2018 (15:07)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/25/18 10:01 P

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thanks cherie!

Worked late and came to trivia to meet hubby. Stayed for a little bit and then went to chipotle for dinner. I had a pork bowl sans rice and beans that is, making it a low carb dinner.


I fell today hard onto my knees at my clients apartment. I am starting to feel the aftermath. My back hurts and I went to the health food stored and bought some magnesium gel to have hubby rub on my back to night.


We are getting ready to watch a movie...The shape of water that won the academy award for best picture.


It rained a bit today. I happened to be caught in it when it was pouring!
It is only water and I won't melt!


bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/25/18 7:09 P

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Hi all!

You're doing great Bizi. I like what you say Rich. I start Af again on Mon. I'll be having surgery on my hiatal hernia on Tues. Will be in the hospital a couple days. So I chose to drink this weekend. Hunnys mad cause I charged the wine.
After I heal, I'm going to have to help him clean houses for some extra money. I was kinda hyper the last month.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Cherie

I,m Cherie, Been with sparker for 3 yrs, I like that I'm losing it slowly! Its a lifestyle!


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5/25/18 9:31 A

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Got up early today before my alarm. Slept well since the addition of zyprexa and melatonin. I slept well. No hang overs or side effects from my meds thankfully!


Last night, Had a real hankering to drink after work and was almost going to stop at whole foods for a beer, but then I thought about my diet and how alcohol sabotages my dieting so I drove right on by.
Went home and fixed a shrimp stew over green beans. Had some blueberries as well..

It was tasty and low carb!


We went to a concert last night where there was plenty of time before hand to drink but I just decided that I was not going to drink. It was not a hard choice thankfully. Hubby had a small gin and tonic for $7 and That was all for him. I did not drink anything not even water. We were able to sit in chairs and it was non smoking so that was great!!!

The concert was good so glad that we went. 7 different singers on stage taking turns singing original songs. It was a wide variety of folks from local areas and new orleans as well. Ani Defranco was one of the singers.


176.1 this morning. But have not gone to the bathroom in days, in fact can't remember when so that is concerning. I have taken extra magnesium oxide 2 days in a row still nothing. sorry if TMI.
Will drink lots of coffee this morning to see if I can get going! lol


I just made a late 5:30 appointment this evening.That way I won't be tempted to go to trivia, but will show up late and have a quick bit to eat for dinner there. That will be around 7 pm. Usually we go there around 5 to get a good spot/table.The bar fills up fairly quickly even though trivia does not start until 6;30, and usually is over by 8;30. I can go and eat and drink water, that is my plan. And I am sticking to it!


Have a great day y'all!
bizi
Looking forward to the 3 day weekend, no plans so far.
Need to water the grass and plants.

edited to add: 175.2 after going to the bathroom!!!!!
I will take it!

Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 5/25/2018 (09:59)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/24/18 1:55 P

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Lunch was delicious. Veggie mousaka(egg plant and tomatoes) along with a big bowl of german style cabbage soup, with chicken sausage. It tasted like sour kraut and was delicious. Came home and took all of my meds and suppliments, I am full!.


I had a cancellation this after noon so after lunch I came home and checked out the forums and face book before I will do some billing.
I have about an hour to do some billing so I should be able to get somewhat caught up. Have to bill in order to get paid!


The pain in my breast is completely gone so am glad about that.

Have a great day yall.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/24/18 12:15 A

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golem13.fr/klimt-atelier-des-lumiere
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This is why we are going to Paris!
bizi
watch the video!

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/23/18 11:45 P

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It was a light day today. (one of my clients had fallen and broken her hip, had surgery and was home with 24 hour help, I feel sorry for her.)

Saw my first client at 10am so that allowed me to get up without the alarm. Grabbed my robe and went out to water my flowers. It is so satisfying watching them grow and it has only been a few days. I hope that watering them every day is ok. It had rained last night so I really did not need to water the lawn.(I wonder how long it takes grass to start growing from seed?) Rain is due for tomorrow. There is a storm heading towards the gulf....hurricane season starts june 1st so things are starting early it seems.
Had lunch with my hubby. We went to sandras health food cafe. I had a cup of chicken salad and a big bowl of veggie soup. It was very satisfying.
Jeff had the greek chicken salad, which was just ok.


The 1pm appointments were together in a retirement home. They are a really cute couple. Both lost their spouses, and found each other there, Have their own apartments but spend their time together in his apartment.
She kisses him and they hold hands all of the time. It is really sweet.
I started him soaking as I gave her a pedicure. Then she layed down for a nap while I worked on his feet.
The humorous/sad part of this story is that he doesn't know her name. I referred to her as his girl friend and he looked at me funny like he did not know what I was talking about. lol


After I sanitized my equipment and packed up my bag I left the complex and went to see my friend Doris. She lives not too too far away from the retirement home. We have developed a friendship over the years. I am 55 and she is 72. We went on vacation together last year, and had been talking about going to Branson the end of september. I told her of our decision to go over seas again, and that I was not able to travel with her this year. She understood.


On the way home I stopped by Golden Coral and picked up a pound of pot roast with mushrooms for dinner. Not the healthiest of dinners but I did not feel like cooking. And it is usually very good.
Made a salad, fresh greens and celery and tomatoes with balsamic dressing and shredded Parmesan cheese. It was a very good dinner. 2 small squares of chocolate finished the meal. yum! WE drink La Croix cranberry with our dinners.
I was on line for a bit after dinner and ended up chatting on line with a woman who is diagnosed bipolar 2 but not medicated currently.
I chatted with her for an hour. Then said that I wanted to go to the gym Which is true and I went to planet fitness. Walked on the tred mill over an hour and walk a 5k again at 5% incline. I have head sets to wear and listen to the tv shows, I watched burger wars tonight. Makes the time go by quickly.
Afterward I used the hydro massage bed. And it really felt good as my shoulders had tightened up during the walk.The bed heats you up and this was the first time that I had a hot flash while on the bed. Awful!
My shoulders are still tight so I will ask Jeff nicely to rub them.


I had better sign off and get ready for bed. I see 4 clients tomorrow, a normal day.
bizi
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/23/18 10:12 A

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Thanks richard!
Well we decided to go back to europe in the fall.
It was somewhat impulsively decided upon.
We will go to paris and prague the end of september. There is a klimt/artist exhibition that I am dieing to see.
So excited.
Airfare and hotel for the 2 of us= $2600. for one week.


Now to look at the areas and plan for the trip, things to do etc.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/23/18 3:58 A

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there are models of IF to suit all
Having said that
You are doing great
Cheers Richard



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5/22/18 9:39 A

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When I start seriously dieting then it is easier not drinking because of the extra calories. Going to the gym is also a no brainer.
Today I think I will have chicken salad and creamy of squash soup that hubby did not like. more for me!

(I had lost weight before that I was 168 on 3-22-18) my heaviest weight was 186.
This morning 177.

I have lost 3 pounds in 2 weeks since resuming my diet.
Slowly but surly I lose this weight. I can't quit trying.
I really don't want to disappoint Dr. Orazio.
When I don't drink, I am able to diet and lose weight.
sorry if I am repeating myself.....
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/22/18 8:44 A

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Thank you richard, I could not keep up with IF, so I dropped out.
I will just post here and try to curtail my snacking at night.
bizi
Have a great day Yall!

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


 current weight: 174.6 
 
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5/22/18 2:39 A

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Cheers Richard
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5/21/18 11:47 P

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Made it to the gym. I belong to planet fitness and have the upgraded membership in order to use their hydro massage bed after using their equipment. Tonight I walked a 5K, 3.1 miles for 63 minutes at a 5% incline
and supposedly burned 455 calories. Which I don't believe. The hydro bed is invigorating, I like it! It is only 10 minutes but really feels great! Like a reward for "working out".


Light work day tomorrow again, as was today, only seeing 3 clients.
I did half of my billing today during a break and will do the other half tomorrow. When doing billing I listen to music on an old cassette player. I am listening to cat stevens lately. In my car when traveling to clients homes I listen to the news on NPR or blue grass music. Istarted listening about a year ago. Today I was listening to "Oh brother where art thou?"
sound track.It is great and one of my favorite movies.


Tonight marks day 9 Alcohol free.


bizi

Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 5/22/2018 (00:20)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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5/21/18 9:14 P

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thanks richard!

today makes 9 days AF.
I am getting ready to go to the gym to walk on the tred mill.


Had a good dinner tonight from whole foods salad bar.
spinach salad with shrimp and some roasted brussel sprouts and parm cheese and ceasar dressing. Came home and knuked it for 3 minutes it was great! and it was a lot of food, also ate half an avocado which was very good.
Ate some dark chocolate and a tablespoon full of nerds again.
so good and satisfying.


Our yard man put down some grass seed on our back yard that needs grass. We are to water it daily one hour till we see grass coming up. I think I will water it in the morning before work. There looks some rain itomorrow, the rest of our yard needs rain.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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5/21/18 7:36 P

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Hope everyone is feeling well and motivated.
Motivation can spur on good health and happiness.
There is always a time to start
Once started, good results can be reassuring
There is no overnight fix
But you can be proud of steps you take
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Cheers Richard

Edited by: RKOTTEK at: 5/21/2018 (19:37)

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5/21/18 5:05 P

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I made it through the third anniversary of Scott's death. I don't think a few martinis hurt me on Friday and Saturday. I had no problem going AF last night. No desire to get a bottle today. I'm going to stay AF all week.



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5/21/18 10:24 A

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slept hard last night and woke up dreaming about being tortured.
My sister was there also. weird!
175.8 yay.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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I worked a lot in the yard today. Raked leaves this morning then this afternoon dealt with the dead plants and gathered dry soil and mixed them watered them and added new potting soil to it in a big cooler. Used this dirt to pot the new plants(begonias, new guienne impatience, hostas, mexican heather,) I planted 8 planters full of flowers. I am tired! I purchased the plants and dirt from home depot 3 blocks from our house so that was convenient. Threw away several old/cracked pots and an old bird cage that had been up since we lived there, just never got around to throwing it away. The patio looks nice i would show you my pictures that I took but don't know how to load them on here from my phone.



The man, Ian is the painter who has finished the front door it is on horses on the patio so we are anxious for him to be done. We really like the door, it is lighter than we thought it was going to be but really like it stained this way. It really looks like wood though it is fiberglass.



I wonder why we have not gotten a bill for the foundation work. They made a mess of our yard dirt every where and sink holes, uneven ground dirt that needs to settle.
Again there is so much that needs to be done. I am proud of myself for doing what I did today. Jeff said he would help me water the plants.
I am good at starting things but the follow thru maintenance, not so good.



My feet are killing me need to get these shoes off.


I have sweated today and need to take a shower.
I already washed and dug the dirt out from under my nails.


Hoping to sleep well tonight.
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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You are doing great, bizi! Binging on healthy snacks isn't so bad (minus the nerds!). emoticon

I took two days off from being AF. I drank martinis after supper on Friday and Saturday. I didn't go overboard, as in the past, but felt like I needed the release of drinking. I know, it is a crutch, and I don't really need it. Let's just say I wanted it. Wanted to be able to have a few drinks. I'm over that feeling today, and back to being AF.

My back is feeling better too. So I can start doing more exercising and get out for a walk in nature today. That will help!

p.s. I forgot to say that yesterday was the 3rd anniversary of my husband's death. A few martinis seemed appropriate.

Edited by: JWARD199 at: 5/20/2018 (17:10)

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Scale was 178 this morning.

Not happy about that but I binged snacked last night.
I was a crazy woman.
2 oz of almonds, tablespoon of humus, 1/3 cup dried cherries, half cup of dried mangos, 2 slices of turkey, 1/2 cup of tabouli, 3 squares of dark chocolate,

4 tablespoons of nerds candy.

All I can say is at least I did not drink.
sigh
bizi

Just went to the bathroom= 176.7 so I will take that.
I should not weigh everyday.
bizi

Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 5/20/2018 (09:46)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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made another day AF!
Had a light dinner -coconut milk and tomatoes and lentils Soup and half an avocado. Still wanted more to eat so had some chocolate and some dried cherries and blueberries and some nerds candy. I am chewing a big wad of gum and sipping diet/stevia ginger root beer. Ate in my window of time noon to 7 then will eat at 11-12 for 16 hours of a fast.


Jeff is gone having a beer with a friend after a gig that they played for a fund raiser. He played banjo which he borrowed from a friend...she has a really nice banjo. He gives her lessons during the school year thru continuing ed.


I made a deposit but should be sending out bills to families. Have to bill in order to get paid. I am about 2-3 weeks out and need to do them tomorrow. I also have to do laundry and need to rake up fallen magnolia leaves. They are huge and don't break down. We have been watering the grass as we have not had any rain for quite some time.
little chance of rain this week.


Well I should find something to do.
We watched insidious chapter 4 which was not as scary as the first 3 were but we still enjoyed the movie.
Tomorrow I will work in the yard get sweaty and take a shower.


bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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About my breast. It is a surface pain almost like there is a splinter that gets triggered when brushed across if that makes any sense.
I will just take the maca for a while to see if I have any side effects from that so far none but it has only been a few days.
I think my hot flashes have diminished, not as intense. It maybe coincidence.
But I will continue taking it. IT IS VERY expensive so I have to decide if a little difference is worth the extra money.
$40 for 24 days worth.
any way we are off to go have gumbo and I see 2 clients out of town today. An hour away is this town called Iota. Their daughter guilted me into going, but the money is good and it is only once every 2 months. I go on a saturday as a 4 hour block of time is not feasible during the week.

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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HAPPY CANCUN-ING HELENE!!! I hope your vacation is remarkable beyond compare to any previous vacations! i will miss you but pray you have a complete rejuvenation! Thank you for your support emoticon

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Bizi- I'm glad to hear that!

errands and suff today
so busy..

Breakfast-
Savory porridge with blueberries and a banana

Lunch- had to be portable so huge spinach smoothie= more fruit

Supper- leftover mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy and lentils and I am stirring in cooked kale into potatoes

I need to set up my 10 mile route and clothes for morning run
Lunch with brother and room mate from years ago - we all worked together at one time- will be fun!

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“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
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I had less hot flashes last night, maybe a coincidence.
better sleep woke up at 8 well rested. so that is good. I really like not having an 8;30 appointment. So I can get up naturally, with out the alarm.
I took my first day of maca for hot flashes and it did seem to help last night.
Take them with meals so it will be twice a day.
Getting on the scale today:


176.2
lost one pound in 4 days. ( one pound is 4 sticks of butter!)
I will take it



sigh
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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way to go Jane!!!!
sorry you suffer with back pain.
(((((HUGS)))))

Today was a fairly low carb day.
noon lunch:
chicken thigh with spinach stuffing and wrapped in bacon. yum!
a bowl of squash soup which was wonderful and I bought a quart to take home. It has fewer carbs than a butternut squash and 1 cup collard greens.
7pm dinner:
6 oz of chicken with pesto and 2/3 cup of brocolli, and half an avocado.
I will try to be fasting until 1130am tomorrow
I found out that my cream does matter so I will drink it with just stevia sweetener.
I snacked on almonds and cheese when I first got home and at 2pm when I was feeling a bit peckish.I am full and am getting ready to go to the gym.
bizi



I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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This is Day 10 AF! I'm not worried about buying a bottle and blowing my streak today. I'm feeling good about this.

I've been meditating twice a day, something I used to do before I was such a heavy drinker. It really has helped me make better choices.

I'm feeling much better psychologically. Now, if only my back would cooperate. I have scoliosis and kyphosis as a result of a car accident 40 years ago, and the past few days have been rough. I haven't resorted to drinking to kill the pain, though! I have been taking the tramadol the doctor is trying to wean me off of, and I have been meditating and doing the basic McKenzie Treat Your Own Back exercises. It is improving. And I didn't use it as an excuse for drinking, as I normally would have.



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I am on day 4 of my diet/life style which also excludes alcohol.
Low carb less than 50 grams and IF intermittant fasting, eating only 2 meals a day and no snacking at night. I skip breakfast naturally so eat 2 meals a day already. so an 8 hour or less eating window. The only thing I have in the morning is half and half in my coffee which is about 4 tablespoons. I hope this doesn't break my fast. I have asked this question on another forum about low carbing and IF that I am now participating. Will be anxious to hear what they think. I would rather not give up my cream in my coffee but I will if they say so. I still use stevia toffee flavored to sweeten the coffee with out any carbs and naturally sugar free as stevia is a plant.
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who is still in her pj's!

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Thanks Bizi!
Lots going on... so staying healthy is my stability!!!
day 20 AF =3 weeks tomorrow and switching to some nice teas instead of coffee which I find a bit irritating.. the coffee I mean not the giving it up! lol

Green+ blueberry ++ all kinds of things smoothie is breakfast

HUGE salad lunch-with ALL the fixings-avocado + beans+ roasted beet....

Supper- "shepherds pie"- mashed garlicky vegan potatoes+ corn and lentils+mushrooms + kale

Ran 6 miles this morning!!! keeping it high carb baby!!!

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 5/16/2018 (10:20)
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

micthevegan.com/

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had delicious food in reasonable quantities.
Lunch=
8 oz of chicken, 1 cup of smothered cabbage, 1 cup of boiled beets., 1 cup of collard greens
Dinner=
6oz of talapia in coconut oil, 1/2 cup mixed fruit,1 tablespoon of coleslaw,
1 cup of chunky veggie soup.
Had a friend over for dinner, we were all full.
bizi


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3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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congratulations Em, you sound really healthy!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Bizi- 3 miles is emoticon

I got to go food shopping today...
got to get out an do 3 on my run according to training schedule which is good because I need to check mail at condo and see my Dad and hope to visit my sister as well.....probably should pack a lunch
Piano practice- lesson is Thursday.
And the piles and dreck are still here to be thrown and tossed or cleaned up...
The search continues to find a place to live BUT will most like depend on my income...so..need to make money...

I don't know how you low carbers do it-
I have tried it and keto a few times:
I lose 5 or more pounds the first week and about 3 on the second and then it goes to 1-2 pounds like every diet out there
To me restrictive and I don't want to eat animals
and
My BP went up and heart palpitations-
I had little energy to go out on long runs and I don't poop as often! I like going at least once a day. Also I don't like the cravings that come with eating that way.
AND the very last straw with my journey of low carb was I could NOT get the scale to budge under 144 with it...it just would not move

But hey - good luck with that- the diet that works is the one that works for you.

I like eating ad libitum of plant foods and NOT counting macros or calories
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I HOPE it clears up and I will get a short bike ride- maybe 20 miles later on in the day

Eating-
I did have black coffee today but Thursday will be 3 weeks AF and so starting a new habit- white tea and lemon...(gotta get lemons..) instead of coffee in a.m.

Oatmeal + for breakfast
Lunch- pack a salad ..or aPBJ...will see
Supper potatoes + veggies
Drink my water and No alcohol!!!

I am finding going without booze does NOT exactly help weight loss except I don't make bad decisions with food + I do have energy to do workout + better sleep BUT it is possible to include booze and lose weight. Probably the 1-2 drinks a day but I just don't want to and am enjoying my AF year!
Have a great day all!!

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 5/15/2018 (07:08)
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MAINTENANCE-(123-127) pounds by 12/3/2018

“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

micthevegan.com/

"Peace~Plants"-Rich Roll www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3iNi60wH8



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I am proud of myself. I walked 3.1 miles on the tred mill that is a 5K.
Ate well and am AF drinking a diet ginger root beer.
My carb count was low for the day.
I call this a win!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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AF today - and posted a blog on my SP page... LOTS going on again but I am working hard to stay positive.

Here's another great blog from Life in Detox ... about being courageous! He's such an incredible writer!! lifeindetox.com/2018/05/14/courageou
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The days meals:
3 cups of coffee with half andhalf and stevia
Lunch=
1 cup of Chicken salad with apples and walnuts and
1 cup of swiss chard cooked.
dinner=
2 oz of sharp cheddar cheese
1 slice of ham, deli style
2 oz of pork chop
whole avocado
1 oz of smoked almonds
and I am full. 22 carbs for the day approximately.
going to the gym to walk on the tred mill for the first time in ages.
bizi

Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 5/14/2018 (20:44)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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AF on Sunday, 7 days in a row. I'm going AF again tonight, so that will be 8!

I'm going low-carb, high-fat, not as strict as keto. I know this diet plan won't work if I drink; I never get to the fat burning from having low carbs/insulin levels because I burn the alcohol for fuel when I drink my nightly martinis. At least that's how it works for me! emoticon

I really want a drink, but I'm holding off until Friday. Then I will decide. Maybe I'll continue my streak. The streak is not as important to me as getting rid of some of these pounds, and I have to admit I feel better, more energy, more calm now that I'm not drinking.





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Well....today was day 8 AF but tomorrow I hit reset. Worst weekend ever, my husband is letting me celebrate the day after mothers day, it has a name which cannot be said here. I cried all night and teary today even while exercising. Booze aint the answer but it's what I know to numb the pain today. LOL, I'll shoot for double digits next for AF. emoticon

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Got up way early today even though I went to bed at midnight.Woke up at 5am and was hot so fanned myself and then laid there for half an hour then just decided to get up.
Have a client at 8:30 so still have plenty of time to goof off on line.
Have had 2 cups of coffee and am thinking about making another pot....
I showered quickly last night, not washing my hair. Could not believe how quick it was! Maybe I can get a shower cap and that would encourage me to take more showers???? and still only wash my hair twice a week????

bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Bizi- emoticon on AF! emoticon

I DON"T and won't do low carb. I am eating Scottish oatmeal with flaxseed and home made nut milk for breakfast- Lunch is a huge salad + chickpeas+quinoa for lunch
Supper is soup and some sort of sandwich

Eldest came by for a visit but could not stay over night - important developments in surgical robots today happening early this morning.
Eldest child (they) are vegan and we were talking about the whole keto push- we think it may be being pushed as the dairy and beef industry are scared since sales are down. Keto(low carb- high fat) began as a remedy for epilepsy in children and they have to be monitored for side effects from it.

Staying AF- and working to goal weight 5 pounds at a time!!!
Hoping for better weather so I can get my bike out and ride emoticon

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micthevegan.com/

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My diet started today.
I was fairly low carb today.
Brunch was eggs and spinach and brocolli.
dinner from chipotle
onions and peppers and shredded pork and tomatoes and onions and hot sauce and cheese and sour cream.
It is hard to estimate how many carbs in this dinner.
I stayed away from the rice, beans and corn that I usually get.

I feel I got some things accomplished today:
2 loads of laundry, folded and put up.
Dishwasher loaded, ran and put away.
work supplies filled and ready for work tomorrow.
Went to the store and bought cleaning supplies.
Wrote out note with instructions for cleaning lady.
Bought a fern for the back patio.
Worked in the yard, raked up magnolia leaves into 3 barrels. Trimmed bushes and filled another barrel and created a yard waste pile. 2 hours of work and sweated some. I quit when the mosquitos started biting.
Went to chipotle for take out dinner.
Now am relaxing and getting ready to take a much needed shower.
Made it alcohol free.
So today was a great day!
bizi


I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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I will be alcohol free today, and today starts my new diet.

low carb baby!
bizi
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3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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I have 4 barrels to fill and lots of leaves that need to be raked in the back yard. I forgot I need to do a load of laundry, my work scrubs. Have to baby sit the dryer otherwise they will wrinkle.
Lunch was good at the diner. I had 3 scrambled eggs with spinach and brocolli. Spoke with several servers there and the owner, it is nice to be a regular there.
Today starts my new diet, low carb and that doesn't include beer.
See if I can have an alcohol free day!!!!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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I ended up going to music trivia. The 2 other women there did not talk to me. I felt like an outsider. Which did not help my social anxiety issues.

Over all Had a ok time, ate way too much, 2 cups of a rice dish called jamblyia(sp?) with chicken and pork, and had a huge raspberry snow cone.
For every right answer you get a free beer. Their were 2 teams so we ended up each with 3 six packs of beer.

So they were all happy about that.
They are all musicians and this was music trivia.


Jeff is out of town for a couple of days. He is Vacationing with his guy pals at Galveston Texas. They rented a house near the beach. They plan on fishing and doing guy things and will be home late tuesday.

I have talapia and veggie soup and am trying to find a dinner date.
I don't like being alone as you know....
It is after noon and I have still not gotten ready for the day.
My hair cut and color turned out nice, though my grays came out lighter than the rest of the hair so it looks like a new high light which is good.
I put on some work clothes and plan to go out to lunch at the diner and will do some yard work this afternoon.
There is so much that needs to be done, it is overwhelming.
I have a friend coming over to clean the house monday afternoon, I need to get her some cleaning supplies and make a list of things that I want done....
Some time soon, I need to take the car into the shop to have the air conditioner trouble shooted. It is unreliable on long trips. It is just fine for my daily trips. But on 3 different long distance trips last year it gave out on us. Which was terrible.
Well I have had 3 cups of coffee and had better finish getting ready for the day.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Happy mothers day ladies!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Hi all!

Happy Moms Day!.


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I,m Cherie, Been with sparker for 3 yrs, I like that I'm losing it slowly! Its a lifestyle!


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Jane- 6 days- you must be feeling great!

I lost my Mom to Alzheimers in early 1990's and she died in 2002.
Alzheimers is now being called Diabetes 3- she also had diabetes - adult onset)

I still have my MIL who sent me an article from Anguilla- where a Mother was honored who had lived by spare the rod and spoil the child..I know my MIL missed those days as I did not spank my kids..she did when she could

...well procrastinating enough.. a little coffee and then off to do those 12 miles - if I walk some so be it..Today coffee BUT this Thursday coming - the 17th I will begin no coffee/very little caffeine- I have some white tea to finish up..loose leaf and so will start drinking that.

This Thursday will be 21 days in a row AF and I figure a good time to begin another challenge towards good health. I know ther eare studies that say coffee is good.
There are studies that point to health benefits for alcohol too and butter for farks sake and eggs too-all not healthy!

Anyhow I am back now after veering off whole food unprocessed vegan ( I have a friend who does keto and he lost some weight so I started going in that direction....) and found these youtube to see what she is eating to get some ideas to get to goal weight:
www.youtube.com/user/TheWateringMout
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Heavy pressure from so called science (psuedo science circulating around) for some one my age 57 and female to go on the trendy keto or low carb high fat I will NOT do it. Yes you lose a HUGE amount in the first 2 weeks and gain clogged arteries and risk of all kinds of things such as kidney stones- hypertension ..nope ..no thanks!!

So- back today to not eating anything that had a Mother!-or is a mother!!!-

nothing that originally had a face emoticon or a mother..I might make an exception for insects... emoticon we accidentally eat them all the time anyway..

so hmmmm guess I AM celebrating Mother's day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon no more eating of.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Have a good day to all of you!!!

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 5/13/2018 (07:02)
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MAINTENANCE-(123-127) pounds by 12/3/2018

“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

micthevegan.com/

"Peace~Plants"-Rich Roll www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3iNi60wH8



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good going jane!!!!!

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Happy Mothers Day to all who are mothers and or who have mothers to honor. I'm the only mother these days, since my own mom died in 83 and my dear mother-in-law passed away in 2016. My son and I are meeting in Springfield for lunch. Then we will go through the Lincoln Home Nation Park site. I haven't seen it since I was a kid! Danny, who is 30, has never seen it. He is bringing his girlfriend and her two boys, so it is Amanda's Mothers Day too!

P. S. I have been AF all week and am not drinking tonight either! This is my 6th day in a row after having some drinks last weekend.



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Thanks athena/jami,
I appreciate your note. I hope you have a nice mothers day....I bet you are a great mom!
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3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Emily I really enjoyed that Harvard article. I have been more MOD lately. You are well on your way to an AF year. I managed to get a run in this morning. That's a victory for me! I am trying to find balance . emoticon

Bizi I am worried about you. You are sounding like your having a pretty tough time right now. Are you still working out at Planet fitness? emoticon

Helene you are on Cancun countdown That sounds so fun. emoticon

Donna hope things are going good out there in LA. I though work would slow down getting back to San Diego. Turns out I was wrong.

Richard how are you doing? emoticon Hope you are feeling well.

Hello to everyone I have not met yet! Have a great weekend ! emoticon



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The symphony was good except I kept falling asleep.
sigh
I was embarrassed because later I realized that friends of ours were directly behind us.
sigh
I slept very late today. I have been sleeping more lately.
Got out of bed at 1040am, went to bed at midnight last night.
Only had one night sweat that went away quickly thank goodness.
I am not going thru menopause gracefully.
today I get my hair colored and maybe cut. 3 months ago I had a botched cut somewhere other than aveda school where I normally go. I need for them to fix the problem.
Getting another hot flash....sigh
my hands sweat while working and makes it difficult to work with my tools, I keep having to wipe my hands off, and wiping my face off as the sweat will run into my eyes....
sigh
have a good saturday yall.
bizi
Hubby wants to go to a music trivia brewery with friends out of town today. There will be much drinking involved. I want to go to art walk instead. If I could find someone to go with me....I need more friends.

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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I'm also journaling a little bit about what a healthy lifeSTYLE is- as I do think it will result in a healthy weight.

I do not think programs are necessary - just tweaks and nudges to be active and to eat right.

Maureen posted a couple of threads around a great article and this one too is helpful- I read it today and it really makes sense. Moderate drinking really is the same for all as we all have livers that respond the same way- with very very slight differences.

But after reading this article I found too- I can see how once in awhile- having 5 ounces of red while I cook and then another while I sit to enjoy the meal- esp. with others is ok..and even if I had one more much later on lingering with guests is ok. It is getting that level so high that it becomes poison...that is not a smart choice...poisoning myself? Yep. Not a good choice!
Same really with anything- say too much sugar/fat/

The addicts mind will always rationalize moderation to mean something else..lol like 1 glass...well there ARE some pretty big glasses out there and I know if I have 1 of those and it is about 10 ounces or so... and I drink oh sure..I will feel very good about my choices.. LOL

Anyway here is the article www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource
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ealthy-drinks/drinks-to-consume-in-mR>oderation/alcohol-full-story/

and although it does mention French Paradox Dr. Greger does a great job dispelling this myth
It is in fact not a paradox at all nutritionfacts.org/video/what-explai
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-the-french-paradox/


I think the path to health is not glamorous or sexy at all really. Just simple choices. No magic drinks or magic exercise programs or diets or diet books necessary...

Consistently good choices and routines and habits that simply lead to good health and contentment. I just seem to keep coming back to that after looking at "plans" and getting on a program that starts with the start day ..day number 1 and all that jazz..and all the last suppers and last hurrahs that can come with that type of thinking.

I am not getting on a wagon that I can fall off again I guess is what I am saying.

Just going to put more good fuel in my body and move in healthy ways.
-just thought I would share thoughts emoticon
oh and btw- I am still doing 1 year AF. I just want to.
and here is the book about End of Dieting if anyone is interested:
www.drfuhrman.com/shop/products/94/t
he
-end-of-dieting
NOT that you NEED it! LOL- as I said eat healthy- lots of freggies!

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 5/12/2018 (12:26)
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“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

micthevegan.com/

"Peace~Plants"-Rich Roll www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3iNi60wH8



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hey em, they use quinoa instead of bulgar! have a great weekend!
bizi

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3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Rennehardi- emoticon

Bizi- sounds like fun weekend! I love tabouli. Sometimes I use millet instead of bulghur

I got out for a scoot- need to do a 12 mile run tomorrow- it was rainy and I was tired so I switched out.
DD totaled carafter her shift last night - she is ok. But she is on our insurance. She contributes so..BUT it will still go up..

DS wants his suit shipped to him for a modeling thing so gotta go box tha t- we bought an Armani from the consignment I go to for $30- had it tailored - nice suit. Modeling for the college fashion magazine

Have not heard from other 2 kids..although DD #2 did mail me Duchovny's book so I am happy and will read.. but other stuff to do..

AND
I changed my ticker back to weight loss. I need to stay focused on it!! I KNOW weight loss - /healthy weight is a byproduct of a healthy lifestyle BUT I sooo want goal weight this year. I have been saying that for many years now but 2018!!! Has to be it!!!

I broke it down into 6 phases of 5 pounds each. And rewarding myself with shoes/clothes/or when I hit the goal weight of each phase.

Happy Mom's to be honest...I think every day should be if you have kids and the hallmark holidays make me want to puke.... but..yeah..

~Em~ (5'5" tall and 57 years as an earthling)
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“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

micthevegan.com/

"Peace~Plants"-Rich Roll www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3iNi60wH8



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We have complimentary tickets to see the symphony tonight at 7pm.
They are performing in a big st. johns cathedral along with the BREVE, early music singers.
I am really looking forward to going.
Just got a text that my mother got her plant that I sent for mothers day.
I think she liked it. LOL
I had a break at lunch so shopped for some food for the weekend at sandras health food store where I eat lunch most days.
homemade veggie soup, tabouli, salmon marinated already (one pound is 4 meals total and put those in the freezer.), talapia which is frozen so put it in the fridge to thaw and will invite our friend over to eat dinner with us.....
food glorious food!
I think we are going to have organic, grass fed beef franks(hot dogs) for dinner tonight.
What to wear for the symphony??? I have gained so much weight. Any thing goes really.
So I should not worry about it. I have black jeans to wear or black leggings with a fancy blouse that I wore at new years. It has some silver little studs for bling.
Have a great weekend yall!
bizi


I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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DAY 5 AF, so I did this emoticon

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Yes 1200 is the minimum lowest most should go by but I may also be doing lower calorie days over the next 7 days as I go to Cancun NEXT Friday and feel fluffy too emoticon

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Yeah, 'cause I'm FAT!!! emoticon

Lol, I usually eat about 1200. I missed my wt loss goal last month...too many DD's. My OCD nature doesn't do well with missed life goals. It's just for 7 days.

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Anytime - just email me if you want (that's the easiest for communication) sinclarock@yahoo.com

Are you eating below 1000 calories?! For how long? Is there a reason for this?

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Enjoy your mini vaca Helene, from what I've read on the recent posts you deserve a relax. I've been saying prayers for you and your daughter, I hope time is improving the tensions. I need to chat with you some time about lifting weights....but after your wonderful Cancun Extravaganza!!! I am Day 4 AF, calorie count below 1,000 and oddly calm. LOL, I did a 25 mile bike ride yesterday so that helped. Have a marvelous mini vacation and enjoy.



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I was AF Monday and Tuesday but had a few drinks yesterday and enjoyed them without guilt.

Today is my Friday as I'm off tomorrow - so not sure what I'll do tonight. For now letting go of too much thinking about drinking (or not) until my trip ... when I get back - on May 27th I'm launching back into another long AF stretch (as posted in the challenges).

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Hey guys! We all are on our own journeys towards a healthier life. I enjoy this team because no judgment here!

I have been AF Mon, Tues, and Wed. I will do it again today. One day at a time.



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Right on Renee! I'm launching into another 100 days after my trip to Cancun. There's the summer months that can be challenging but hoping to work through it successfully! There's power in numbers - when others are on the same AF path!

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Happy Birthday ZIPITUP!! emoticon

I am on day 3 AF and my husband and I are goal-ing for 90 days AF. It's an excellent time as no out of town trips planned, no visitors, etc. Plan on being active here so be forewarned

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good for you em!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Bizi- Robin sounds good- and wise!

and btw- my husband brought home wine last night. It was a birthday present from a mutual friend of ours- she said she insisted. I asked my husband if he had told her about my 1 year no booze and he said no and I thought good! why trouble her with that. DH did say well it is your birthday you could indulge and go back to no booze lol and I said no ..I said 1 year! And- I had been wondering what I will drink when year is up..or a few days more on birthday in 2019 and now if I get any more gifts I will stash them as future birthday wine/...so that is what I did with that bottle . It is down in my make shift wine cellar lol

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“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

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"Peace~Plants"-Rich Roll www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3iNi60wH8



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nice birthday/week em!

I saw Robin my tdoc today. We had a good session. Though I told her that I wanted to put our sessions on hold. Thru the years of therapy, That I felt like I was talking and talking and not really getting anywhere.
She said sometimes people need a break...so that is what we are doing.
She left the door wide open...I really like her.
I gave her a hug good bye.
I felt deflated.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Had nice birthday- friends called up to set up birthday lunches this week and into next
. Monday birthday so low key. No booze and no hangover this morning emoticon
Had a scare with sis as her medication is necessary but ddrops white blood cells.- she is ok

I seem to be clearing up the mess and able to set up to draw more..lots to do!
Have a sparkling day all!

I changed my ticker to events- next one is the marathon and am going to change it to a weight loss one when I am tackling those LAST 10 pounds- in this case when I am at 133..or 133.4 as 123.4 is my goal weight!

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 5/8/2018 (11:14)
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MAINTENANCE-(123-127) pounds by 12/3/2018

“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

micthevegan.com/

"Peace~Plants"-Rich Roll www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3iNi60wH8



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emoticon Em!!

Bizi - I have watched you over the years struggle and then succeed! I know you have it in you but like me - you're simply experiencing a rough patch. You will get there again!

Today is a NEW day - new week and first FULL week of this new month so let's make it a good one!!


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well- it is my birthday! and it is a Monday. It will be an AF birthday. Day 11 in a row- I have had other AF days this year but did not keep count of them. Another reason I like the 1 year no booze as I can easily count that and as I said will most like add on 10 more days and drink on my birthday -next year in 2019 so 11 days after the year is up+..or maybe not ...but maybe.. one or 2

I don't think I have had an AF birthday since the early 90's when I was pregnant with one of the 4 kids.

Anyway- since it is a Monday- I will have a walk in park...ok nothing new there! But also go over to my favorite second hand store...later on a shared cupcake with DH.
I just hope my Sis gets better soon.

Bizi- hope you stay out of hospital! Hope you can work out what you need and you can get it.

Cherie- Hope all goes well in surgery and after and let us know. emoticon

ok- I'm off to enjoy my personal New Years Day!!!
Hello 57!
oh...and I considered doing some before shots..of me ..and then I thought..nah..I have a good memory and a full length mirror emoticon . I'm starting back to ST training tomorrow because of this week's schedule but then will go to a Mon-Wed-Fri- as that works out best.

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 5/7/2018 (09:16)
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MAINTENANCE-(123-127) pounds by 12/3/2018

“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

micthevegan.com/

"Peace~Plants"-Rich Roll www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3iNi60wH8



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I am thinking I am quitting therapy.
I am just not able to get my life straightened out I feel like I am wasting money going to her. I am paying out of pocket for her....We still have that 4K deductible, which we will never meet unless one of us goes to the hospital, forbid. Not working on my issues because my addictions take up the whole time. Need to think about this...
I chewed the crap out of my thumb last night.
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Hi all!

Been eating coffee cake in the morning, and some cookies at night. I'm in between a Lapsed and a relapsed. Ill be completely AF all week. I plan on Having some drinks on Mothers day.

My brain is saying drink now cause your going to have surgery on the 29th on my hiatal hernia. Its pushing my stomach into my esophagus. and they have a flap to make, and clean up Barretts. So then I will be going completely Af. Hunny keeps saying something about quitting, But right now I can't say that.

Then I'll be having a soft diet, and no driving for a couple weeks. It will get me on the right path again.

Take care everyone!

Cherie

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quick hello!!!
Day 10 AF (in a row) today and Day 11 tomorrow on my birthday!

Got back from a 6 mile run taht I did NOT want to do so today I did need motivation-
Watched this- it is only 3 minutes long and why I keep that link in my ticker below:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

It got be up and running on this dreary day BUT also got me motivated to do ST- esp. body weight exercises next week- will make me a better runner..as is the AF streak- I feel hydrated when I go out...
~BBL gotta go see my Dad and etc..and will read posts here...

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“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

micthevegan.com/

"Peace~Plants"-Rich Roll www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3iNi60wH8



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Congrats, Helene! I totally agree with them!!

Zipitup, thanks for the links; something to think about! I already am familiar with Kris! Have one of her books. I ordered a book from Pamela Popper. So thanks for that.

Six days AF now. Days 5 and 6 were harder but they were Friday and Saturday. I hope that's it and not that my resolve is weakening.

Hugs to everyone reading this thread!!

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Well I ended up having drinks Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday but back to AF MONDAY!!

I was pleased to see the email showing my page as 'featured motivator' for SP emoticon www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_home.asp

Today's focus is cleaning, prep for the week and preparing to SHIFT my mindset with the 2B Mindset program (an extra boost to help me move forward). I started a sub group on Facebook for those purchasing the program.

One important factor - drinking MORE water!! How many ounces do you drink a day and what's your favorite AF drink?


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excessive eating, drinking and internet....
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bizi emoticon

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Thanks Em!
You are inspiring!!!!!

Happy cinco de mayo!
I have had better oatmeal before but still enjoyed it!
The last lady that I saw it was really hard.
She is bed bound and her nails grow rounded making them really hard to trim without nicking her. I trimmed them as short as I could and painted her nails which she seemed to like. She was very hard of hearing so that made it difficult to communicate with her.
Any way, all of the other clients were fine.
I saw five clients today.
Jeff is leaving soon to go play with the sky liners the 20 piece jazz band that has dances every other month, think 40's - 50's music.
He won't be home until late as he helps set up and break down.
nobody else volunteered.
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bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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Bizi- emoticon Good! So hard to do when you freelance! Trivia sounds fun. We have that at town at a local pub but sketching from figure is same night although that is in city but if I go out I will do that- Tuesdays.

Weekend ahead and Day 9 and 10 of 1 year no alcohol. Birthday Monday!-(Day 11) AF celebration!!!

I am finding:
~Setting and forgetting~
is best method for me...
MOOD FOLLOWS ACTION!

If I worked on it I would dwell on it- as in reading sober blogs/methods /working on it in anyway...I have enough to do with trying to organize my space to work on illustrating and writing and training for race!!!

The one thing that helps is recording it in the challenge thread! emoticon Helene!
It has turned out all I need to stick to my commitment of 1 year

I woke up early- at 5 and decided to go back to bed and catch some more shut eye. And then I decided to focus on sleep as well as organizing and SPRING cleaning this weekend!

Sun is out- off to work on cleaning and organizing and walk and stretch and bath later!!!

Happy Weekend all!!!!

Edited by: ZIPITUP at: 5/5/2018 (09:55)
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MAINTENANCE-(123-127) pounds by 12/3/2018

“I thought I was healthy and strong before, but after adopting a plant-based diet, I started to feel energetic and I was having quicker recovery after training”-Frank Medrano
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJHw64fxgQ

micthevegan.com/

"Peace~Plants"-Rich Roll www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3iNi60wH8



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After work I stopped off at whole foods for a beer.
Then went home. Hubby knew that I went somewhere, so I told him.
I was going to do paper work and then if I finished I would go back to whole foods for trivia. Hubby was going over there earlier to grab a table for our friends. I ended up going to whole foods with him. As I did not want to drive after drinking a few beers. So trivia was fun. and we finished up at 8;15.
Came home and decided that I would put on some cat stevens and do my paper work. It took me 2 hours to send 24 bills and make a deposit.
I still have some filing to do.
So I am happy that I got my work done, I will finish the rest on sunday.
I also want to do some yard work sunday.
I work out of town saturday/tomorrow.
May the fourth be with you.
Bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9 Happiness is a decision!


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