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5/27/16 2:28 P

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We have a couple of great burger places, but I go there infrequently, at best. I make myself turkey burgers at home, so I totally control everything that goes in them.

My daughter eats little meat, but she does eat turkey burgers. When they go out, she gets veggie burgers, which I just can't do.

I have a book group that meets once a month at Panera--which I have never liked, but it is breakfast, so I have coffee and a treat. I usually look for the lowest calorie on the menu!

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5/27/16 7:08 A

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I do love a good burger but I will eat veggie burgers too, I like them. I have a daughter who has been a vegetarian since she was 13 (she is 32 now) so we always have them around for her to eat when she comes over. I like Chipotle too. I think the bigger issue I have with restaurants is the sodium. Panera is a lunch favorite but their foods are extremely high in sodium so I just make it a treat.

We are going to grill for memorial day Berry, nothing major really. I hope the kids come over but I will grill anyway.

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5/25/16 9:45 P

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There's only a couple of burger places I'll occasionally purchase one. It fits if it's not a habit. I think I may only get "fast" food 1-2x's a month. One of the places is Chipotle'. I know in advance that the large salad bowl w/ chicken & "the works" (sans avocado--much cheaper to add a 1/2 at home) is upwards of 1000 calories. I just consider it 2-meals worth & don't worry about it.
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Just decided to have a family BBQ on Sunday. I'll have to plan the meal items for that in the next day or so.
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Do any of you have special plans for the Memorial Day weekend?
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5/25/16 10:06 A

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I love a really good burger occasionally, so I plan accordingly. I usually plan two days ahead

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5/24/16 8:46 P

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I am so proud of myself, today was Elmwood Elementary School Day at Burger Boss, a local burger place. They have great burgers and even better milk shakes. They donate 15% of the profits from all of the Elmwood people who go there today. So we ordered for lunch at school of course and then for dinner my family went there. I had one of their salads for lunch, it was a really nice healthy salad, and then I knew I would have a burger for dinner and fries so I planned exactly what I would order so I would stay within my calorie range. I didn't get a milkshake. Small victories!

It actually got hot here today, almost 90! I loved it but my husband definitely did not.

Barbara, 45 minutes is not too bad. I am like you, I love to visit family but I am always so glad to get home.

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5/24/16 7:50 P

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Maybe 45 minutes, not bad. I love seeing my daughter and her family but it is so nice to be in my own home!

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5/24/16 1:51 P

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I hate sitting in airports! Hope you got home okay and didn't have to sit too long.

It is a lovely day here now, supposed to rain later. It is also finally warm! We are supposed to have 80s all week. I am anxious to get tomatoes in, it has not been warm enough for them yet!

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5/21/16 2:34 P

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I am sitting at the airport in Seattle, waiting for my delayed plane, to fly home. It's raining, so a good time to leave. The airport is crazy busy this morning!

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5/21/16 12:58 A

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Something about this "age & stage" limits my ability to multi-task! Just give me one thing at a time! -- I assist in proctoring tests in the Spring, and had one of those days w/ kids active + instruction for adults + attempting to score, etc.

Glad it's Friday! But Sat. I'm supposed to stand-in for DD who has 2 events in one day, with about 30+ miles apart. She can't be in both places. Sigh...

Hope to get some sorting / cleaning done so that I can get back to my sewing/quilting soon!
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5/20/16 4:13 P

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It is Friday, Yeah!! I am so ready for this week to end, the kids are just crazy. I had to go into a 1st grade classroom to set up a new projector for her. OMG, I don't know how she does it, they were making me crazy and I get to leave!



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5/20/16 3:53 P

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Welcome back into the group

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I am so sorry guys, I have been absent for a few weeks. We have been testing (state required exams) and it is all computerized now, it takes forever and keeps me hopping. I was getting home totally exhausted. Lots of take out for dinner! I just finished getting the last class with the last test signed into the test! I am so thrilled and I don't care if I never see another test again!

I hope you are all doing well, I am good, not losing any weight but not gaining any either. I am getting strength training in as well as cardio so that is good. Now if I could just get my eating better I would be batting a thousand.



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5/17/16 12:36 P

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I am visiting my daughter in Seattle this week. I hate travel--the getting to a place and getting home. My routine is completely off.

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5/9/16 12:40 A

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Worked about 12 hours cleaning today; inside & out. Trip to the dump. 12 trash cans filled. Old chair gone. Whew! Looks a little better. -- Now to get to the weeds everywhere! ...That will have to happen on a different day. I'm quite sore right now.

DD brought me flowers Sat. PM. -- She & I had our first self-defense class for women Fri. PM. It really did provide some useful info. I think it was a confidence builder for her. She's in lots of situations where having the knowledge of how to handle a dangerous scenario could really be of help to her. It will also help me not to worry about her safety as much. There are so many things that can happen to a young teen girl.

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5/5/16 7:24 P

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I have been able to really ramp up my cardio lately, especially since I am so constrained by what I can't do. It feels good, but it would be nice if it translated into some weight loss.

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5/4/16 9:15 P

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Have a great family time

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5/4/16 6:01 P

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Lucky to have so much help!!


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5/4/16 3:39 P

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DH & DS left today for a 10-day road trip. This son has not had a vacation since he began college 4 yrs ago. He's always worked during time off to help pay for school. --They've been planning lots of fun & sight-seeing /explorations over the past few weeks, amidst finals, projects, farm stuff, and everything else that needed doing.

So the remaining 3 of us here, are planning a "work-day" on Saturday. I'll feed everyone a "big" breakfast & then we'll aim for 3 truck loads of junk to get GONE! There's no end to the stuff that needs to be cleaned up. Every bit will help!

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5/2/16 3:18 P

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COngrats!!

I know what you mean. I am in the process of dealing with the fact that many things I used to do without thinking are now just not possible. I get regular exercise at the gym, but ordinary physical stuff is more taxing (like climbing ladders to wash the windows, hahaha).


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What a long and busy first day of May! Whew! We were gone almost 11 hrs with all things college graduation for son #2. He starts his career full time the middle of the month. emoticon
We are very proud and happy for all that he has accomplished. -- His 21st Bday is May 2nd & DH has his Bday May 3rd, so the month is off to a roaring good start.
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Oh...as to exercise, I walked & walked & walked everywhere (almost 5 miles by Garmin tracker!). I remember those days of "easy" fitness, when walking to all things was just how I moved!

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"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
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5/1/16 8:03 P

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Already!!


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