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6/4/10 11:21 P

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Here's the rest of the story...

I've been working with a senior VP at my bank to try to get this resolved. One of the many problems is that Citi is in DH name, and he's been unavailable for the past 2 weeks in training. He's been able to get a couple phone calls out, but it just about took an act of Congress to get them. The VP spent today on the phone with Citi and got it cleared up. The check was good, and the Citi rep from yesterday was just too lazy to look it up. I finally got the call around 5pm today, so I'm doing much better now. The bad news? The situation once again sent me in a downward spiral of stress eating. So today I just said to heck with it. I just can't seem to get it together long enough to lose any weight. Tomorrow is another day, so I'll try again.

Good night ladies. Hope everyone's having a great night!

PS-Shelly, no friend request yet. I think I accidentally made 2 FB accounts. The active one I use should have the same picture as the one I use here. Oh, and the name on it is Cecelia Green Fruik.

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~Cecelia~

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6/4/10 8:42 P

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Hey all!! Geez im missing STUFF today:) Well, I weighed in and lost 2, but that's good for me. I cannot lose much faster as I won't be able to KEEP IT OFF. I'm down 13.5 from January, but I took the whole months of march and april OFF.

Mitchell - I KNOW you'll be under 200 for next week. SO PROUD of the 4lbs!! U GO GIRL!! I'll take shelly's suggestion and do the HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU:)

OPER - just THINK...you could get a nice NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY dress to go with the NEW..YOU!

Tracy - congrats on the WL and many prayers for the PCOS.

Cecelia - OH...I hate that stuff..grrr. My son got 'taken' in a twist of the old nigerian money scams online about 5 yrs. ago. Was sent fake money orders for a computer he sold online. There went 4000 for us:( GOOD LUCK...that stuff takes way more time and energy than it should:(.

Cecelia and Shelly - im a bonafide FB junkie:)

Shelly - hope the park was a good time...we have one that sounds similar here. THANK GOODNESS FOR PARKS:) GJ on the WL!! I'm on my way to 20 too...hopefully by the end of JUNE:).

Rachel - my weight usually only goes down 2x's per month. It's frustrating but stay course:) Sometimes I lose inches when not losing weight and as long as you are feeling good and better...ignore the scale when it refuses to move! I love books too...just finished BELONG TO ME by Marisa de los Santos...excellent.

Did I miss anyone? Hope not!! I'll check in tmw. Thanks everyone for encouraging each other. WE CAN DO THIS!!

ďDon't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.Ē
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6/4/10 7:06 P

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Cecelia, that must be very frustrating. So sorry that you are having to deal with that problem. Hope that it is resolved for you soon.

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6/4/10 5:17 P

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Tracy, I'm like you when it comes to bad news. When life starts falling apart, it's a sign to me to just hunker down and wait out the storm. I'll be thinking of you. Best wishes.

Zoe, I'm on the puter a lot too. It's just convenient and so readily available. I ABSOLUTELY HATE CUSTOMER SERVICE PEOPLE! Good luck with it!

Rachel, we love the library too. My little ones love the story time and crafts. Except, my guilty pleasure is vampire series.

Today has been a crappy day (pardon the language). 2 weeks ago, my bank or me (no one's sure how it happened) accidentally made a $5000 online payment, not a $50 payment. We've been going rounds and rounds, but as of Tuesday we thought it was resolved. Citifinancial sent us back a check for the overpayment, and I overnighted it our bank. So yesterday our bank calls to verify the check and Citi says it's fraudulent!! Gotta go, but i'll finish the story later!!

~Cecelia~

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6/4/10 4:11 P

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This is the only thing I've read by her but it was fantastic. I also read outside the Christian genre with an eclectic list of favorite authors.

Going offline for awhile now - have a great rest of your day!

Merry Christmas!




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6/4/10 3:49 P

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No is she a good author? I'll have to check into it next time I go to the library.

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6/4/10 3:29 P

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Have you read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers? I getting ready to reread it.

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6/4/10 3:23 P

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Lately I have been reading a lot of mystery books. I also read a lot of books by Christian authors.

Some great authors that I just got books for are Jonathan Kellerman and Joanne Fluke. I really like both of their books.

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6/4/10 2:56 P

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Hey Rachel, it's never too late in the day to spark.:) I'm here a lot because I'm unemployed. Glad you're having a great Friday. What kind of books do you like to read? I'm always reading something.

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Here it is almost 12:30 in the afternoon and I am really just starting my Spark People stuff for the day. I have been on the go all morning it seems.

I had my counseling appointment today. It was nice to be able to talk to her about my day yesterday and get some different perspectives about it that I hadn't realized. I am feeling much better today by the way. After counseling we stopped by the local grocery store to pick up a couple of things that we missed picking up yesterday. We dropped the food off at home and went to the library. I picked up 4 more books to read. My husband picked out 2 movies for him. He isn't into books. Then it was making some lunch and eating it. So far it's been a pretty good day. I hope that every ones days are going great.

Congrats to those who have lost weight.

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6/4/10 12:28 P

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Tracy, I'm so sorry for you! Although finding out about the disease early may be good, as Zoe said! I'll pray for both of you, too! emoticon

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Thank you, Zoe.

After much crying and getting all that out of my system, I am going to try to go through all these paces WITH her. I don't work anymore and it's summer so school isn't in session, so she and I have time to do this together. We both need to be healthy. So today, I'm sending her a link to sparkpeople, and I'm hoping she joins and does this journey with me. For both our sakes.

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6/4/10 11:35 A

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I'm sorry you're having a bad day. I'm glad they caught your mom's heart issues early so maybe they can reverse some of the damage. My prayers are with her and you.

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Good Morning ladies!

Today will be another busy day for me. We're going to an outdoor concert tonight. Drowning Pool. So back to Evansville, Indiana we go. Which is cool. I think maybe we're going to be taking a friend to the same shoe outfitter that I went to yesterday. And OMG! My feet feel so much BETTER! Nothing like a GOOD supportive shoe. Though they cost more than my entire wardrobe, they're so worth it. I could just cuddle with them at night, they make me feel so good. :)

Well, I just got a phone call. I'm not going to the concert tonight. :( My mom spent the night in the ER and the doctor there is having her follow up with a cardiologist. He feels 100% that she has heart disease. :( And after waking up at 6am with stomach issues from the metformin, I think that this is life's way of saying that today is a day to just stay put. So, I'm staying put. :( This definitely is a bad day.

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I am on my way and so excited that I changed my frumpy profile picture to something a little more inspiring. My first week was very successful - just look at my ticker!

I again did not want to get up and walk, but I did it anyway. Learned not to put it off though because leaving the house at 6:40 was pushing the heat index, especially for my dog who is still panting at my feet.

Have a happy Friday, everyone, and keep it up over the weekend!

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6/4/10 9:40 A

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Zoe, thank you so much for uploading the photos! The Grand Canyon looks impressive. I'd really like to travel there some time! And the example of the garden is great. It's really good to have stone gardens instead of grass to save water! And I think it looks better in that environment anyway! It simply fits best I think.

Operationmilf, you're totally right about that. I can't wait either! I hope you have a good time at the gym!

Mom6, good look for your weigh in and let us now! :)

Shelly, thank you! I'm so glad! And yep, of course I did a happy dance! I even WOOOHOOOed out loud. ;)
Congrats to you, too! Another 2lbs, that is awesome! And already 20 lbs gone in only ONE month? My dear, that is INCREDIBLE! emoticon

I walked 15 mins and than ran for another 15 or so, but it was already so hot, I had to stop. Of course I didn't get out of bed early, so the sun was already high in the sky :/ I'll do some cardio exercises tonight and the strength training on the "my fitness". That has to be enough.

Cecelia, and you must have snuck in when I was posting ;D Don't worry about you weight. Keep on going and it'll drop until next week! :) Taking measurements is a great idea!


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6/4/10 9:27 A

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Shelly, you must have snuck in just as I was posting! Have a great time at the zoo. I wish my kids were still sleeping. That's when I get the most done... during the quiet hours at night and in the morning when they're sleeping! I've been trying to kick my FB addiction for some time now. I'm so over Farmville, but now that I've kept the laptop in the kitchen, I get to it all the time. It's handy for checking calories on SP, but it get sucked into FB at the same time! Have a great day.

And when ZOE shows up... Congrats to you on losing 2 lbs!! Way to go!

~Cecelia~

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6/4/10 9:21 A

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Well, I decided to weigh in this morning. I've been feeling better and a bit more energetic the past few days, so I was hopeful. No loss, but no gain either. I think I might do the measurements because I know my back/waist/butt is slimming down. Oh well, better luck next week!

Mitchell-Congrats to you!! I know you must be excited. The 200lb mark is a big milestone. It's all downhill after that!

MILF-Have fun at the gym!

MOM6-It's ok to be busy! We all know the feeling. And don't worry, if you're gone too long, we'll hunt ya down! Enjoy the kids.

Let's see, I have errands to run, but laundry to do at home. I should probably get the laundry done first. BOOOOO!!

~Cecelia~

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
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Tracy - You are awesome! That you for the link. I may have to go check out a store this weekend and get some. Wonder if I can get something like that for every ache my body has right now. Lol Regarding your PCOS, one of my sisters has it. It can be tough to manage. I know she always hated the meds too but they helped her when it was bad. Iím just happy to see that you are on the right track for taking control of it. Great job on the weight loss!

Cecelia - I will look you up on FB later today. I used to be hooked on it and now my addiction is with SP. lol Guess thatís not such a bad switch. We also get milk delivered here. Its through Royal Crest Dairy. I know they also deliver in NM. Youíll have to check your area and see if you have anything like that. It tastes nothing like the store. In a pinch we will pick up a half gallon from the store and it is so nasty, we have been spoiled.

Mitchell - 4 lbs is FANTASTIC!!!! Good for you! I bet you did a happy dance when you hopped off the scale. Hope you had a great walk.

Rachel - Donít get discouraged on your weigh in. Like Mitchell said I had posed the question about weight fluctuation. My weight can be all over the place. I have to pick one day a week to record the weight. That day may say I gained but the day before may have said I lost. So I just have to stick with that day and hope that the following weekís weigh in day it shows that I really did lose. Stick with it! You are doing just fine!

Zoe - I remember visiting my Gma when she lived in AZ. I hated the heat in the summer. I never adjusted to only ever being in A/C. My BIL & SIL just moved from AZ to UT. They moved in March and its been a climate shock to their systems. lol

Mom6 - I hope the scale was kind to you this morning. Canít wait to hear the outcome.

As for me, I skipped my workout this morning. I was so sleepy I just couldnít drag myself out of bed. I rolled out at 6:15. It was nice to sleep an extra hour today. And my kids are still not awake which is unusual. Oh and I got on the scale for my weigh in, I lost 2 more lbs. I have officially met my 1st goal!!!!!! 20 lbs gone since I started my program on May 4th!!!!

The husband put on a suit this morning for work. He wears a suit to work only when traveling or when he has a meeting that requires it so maybe once a month. The jacket was really big on him. It was actually sloppy looking, he was just not going to button it and hope that it didnít look too bad. Looks like we will have to go get his suits tailored before we go to his brotherís wedding at the end of the month. Thatís a good problem to have!

We are heading to the park today. It has a train, petting zoo, playground, and a great stream running through the middle of it. Its supposed to be HOT today so I will either run late tonight or have to get on the elliptical. My body is still aching from my old school workout 2 days ago. Who knew???

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6/4/10 7:08 A

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TGIF!! Good Morning, all! Sorry I went MIA yesterday:) Started some new children for childcare and it was a busy day! A friend had her 50 bd party last night, OH MY:) I'm SO almost there! lol. Going to get on the scales this am. I've done well this week so HOPING that there is visual progress. Even if not on the scales, my clothes are fitting better each week. Make sure you take measurements so that when the scale refuses to produce results you can, hopefully, see good efforts reflected in measurements. Have a great Fri. all! Check back in after work. WE CAN DO THIS!! emoticon

ďDon't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.Ē
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6/4/10 6:34 A

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Happy Friday! Gosh only a few weeks of spring left! I am so glad I decided to do this now! We have 2 full seasons to lose a nice chunk of weight before the end of the year! Its a really exciting thought to figure how much weight we can lose in all these months. I cannot wait to look good for the new year! But for today, I go to the gym! emoticon emoticon

Stay commited and have a happy healthy TGIF!

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Good morning/night everybody! ;)

Cecelia, thanks again! :)
I'll simply start walking when I finish this post and see how far I can get, but two miles sound like a good starting point!

Tracy, I'm so glad everything is in the normal range! I hope the metformin will help you with the PCO!
Taking pictures is a great idea! I'd love to see how it looks where you are! (all of you, of course ;) )

I dropped 4 lbs since last week! I just did my weekly weigh in, so I weigh now 200 lbs. I'm so glad it went well. I hope to get under 100 kg / 200 lbs within the next week :)
The sun is shining again and it is not too hot by now, so I'm going walking now! Have a great morning everyone!

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