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1/24/12 2:41 P

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Oh Sharon, that is ashame about your pup. Landlords can just about do anything they want now a days. I am so happy that I live where I do. Our members are the landlords,, we run this place as a business and we all have to put in hours a month to keep our maintenance costs down. We employ an administrator, a maintenance guy and an andministrative assistant to help them both. We also get contractors in to do all the really big jobs that our maintenance guy can't do.
Our rents (or housing charges as they are called), are basically lower than if you rented in the town...I have a 3 bedroom, full basement, front and back yard townhouse and because I am on subsidy, I pay $378/month, but full charges are $1008/month...even that is cheaper than renting a townhouse outside the co-op. My daughter has a 4 bedroom house she rents and she pays $1400 + utilities...rent is crazy here.
Sometimes it is cheaper to get a small house to buy.

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1/24/12 2:00 P

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Sharon it really does seem like the Universe is trying to tell you something! I'll bet even your father would like to live where it's warmer!
My goal is to move down south within 2 years. I'm tired of cold weather. I want to garden year round. I want a pool in my backyard that I can enjoy more than 2 months out of the year. I want to walk my dog without having to bundle up.






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1/24/12 1:02 P

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emoticon everyone for the welcome back.

I did one thing I have never done in my life before.... swam laps in the ocean. plus, i was so less self-conscious of what I look(ed) like. now, i have to find a way to keep exercising since i no longer belong to a gym with a pool.

i did just walk 1 1/2 miles at a very slow pace around my local lake. it's actually warm enough to get on a bike, but i am not sure i will do that.

i do have to go food shopping because i have no nest eggs or fresh veggies or tempeh, etc.

i think i succeeded in Florida because I rented a car and before I got to my friend's house I stopped at the grocery store and had my breakstone live culture,0% plain greek yogurt, sugar free jam, unsweetened almond milk, ff half and half, LEMONS and other staples. so when my friend saw this she knew i was serious. there were some things i could not control, but i was VERY mindful of everything i ate and drank (i was so glad i was on cycle 3 and could enjoy daily wine).

i am truly considering buying or at least renting near where she lives as it is a wonderful place to be outdoors and for dogs.

i am bummed about one very huge thing.... just before i left, my landlord raised my rent ALOT. it seems someone's dog bit someone... and after 20 years of living here without a dog, and others having them "illegally" for years while they turned a blind eye, i got one and they were ok with it. then boom. i took a huge paycut because i had to retire this past june and another hit with health insurance. so, right now my puppy is living with my father about 2 miles away. he has fallen in love with her. tomorrow, i will again try to talk with the landlord. the good news is, i believe i am ready to find a "real" place to live... with real appliances... with the housing market as it is.. renting no longer makes sense. so i think this will be the push i need.

so again, thank you for the welcome back... it sure does make me feel like i am back home.




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1/24/12 10:38 A

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Sharon - you were missed! Glad that you had such a wonderful time and I read somewhere that you didn't gain any weight - good for you!! emoticon






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1/24/12 10:15 A

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Glad you're back, and hope your time in FL was great.

Kiko : )

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1/24/12 9:39 A

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Glad to see you back --- but more happy that you were able to get away! Can't wait to hear more about your travels. Welcome home!

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1/24/12 9:21 A

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Welcome back Sharon. You were missed.
Lots of things going on in here, so sit back with a good cup of whatever and enjoy your reading lol.

Good for you on all your good food choices. We are proud of you.

Have a great day hon.
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1/24/12 7:50 A

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Sounds like a great escape. Welcome home!

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1/24/12 7:02 A

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My trip was extended due to the bad weather on Saturday in Northeast. It turned out to be a wonderful added two days.

I did not have internet access except for some spotty brief moments. That was a good thing except I really did miss this board and knowing how everyone was doing.

I have tons to do today, but will stop in and try to catch up.

I am planning to just stay on cycle 3 for today and then think about what i want to do next.

I'm sure I will have more to say later.

I hope everyone is well.

With care,
Sharon

-SharonNY
Heaviest weight 266.6 in 2003 and 2011. Lowest weight 170.2 in 2012. Lost 96 pounds in 1 yr.
2018 ended at 205. Rejoined BLC round 39. 1/9/19 203.8 round 40 201.2 rd 41 198.2
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