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That's news to me that there is a new shingles shot. Like Nell, my husband and I got it when it first came out, and had to pay for it ourselves. It was worth it , though , for him, as sick as he was , not to get shingles. And I was busy enough taking care of him so that I didn't need the extra burden of being sick. It does sound as if the new shot seems to be making arms hurt consistently, though. I'll have to think about that.

A busy weekend here, with 2 daughters and a granddaughter here. They cleaned and organized the upstairs, which needed doing. Threw out a lot of stuff, but they will do that when I am gone, anyway, so they might as well get a head start.

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I got the first shingles vaccine several years ago but haven't got the new one yet. I've known several people that had shingles and they really suffered from it so I was more than willing to get the shot.


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@ICECUB so sorry about your tooth. That can take over your whole thinking. Sure hope you find relief soon!

@KNUCKLES145 ,and @MALEXANDER4 , sure hope your aching arms donít last long. You are smart to get those vaccines!

@NELLJONES , oh my waiting for any repair man is torture. Hope you get things taken care of quickly!

I hit the gym early and hard. Got a cycle class and a weights class done. Now I am off to buy new work shoes yo accommodate my new orthotic insoles. Wish me luck!

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I sent a text to the tree guy last night, he said he left his equipment here and will be here today. No equipment here, though. His English is poor, I have no idea what he really means.

I've been debating that new shingles shot, two shots I think. I got the old one when it first came out. Insurance didn't cover it, hubby and I had to pay over $200 each. It makes me hesitate to do it again.

Gail, I would think your dentist could get you in for an emergency extraction, and do the rest later. A cracked tooth can be excruciating. Congrats on the loss!

Another day of waiting. And ironing.

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8/25/18 7:39 A

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Tylenol is taking care of the low grade fever and I was able to sleep ok last night thank goodness. Arm is sore but not killing me.

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Oh my looks like everyone has been by with the exception of myself. I would apologize, but ladies I was sawing that log from both ends this morning when I didn't wake up until 5 a.m. As a rule I'm up and getting at it by 3:45, so my body must of needed that little extra rest.

Michelle & Beth, my friend in Chicago got the shingles shot last week as well and she said it made her feel as if she had the flu. So there must be something in the thing. I got my booster pnumonia shot and that evening and next day my arm was so sore.

Gail so sorry to hear about your tooth, but congrats on losing those 3 pounds. Just remember its not a race.

Jane, congrats on your weight loss, tracking does help. Way to go.

Nell, so sorry the tree people can't show up when they say they will. They must work for the same company my door guy works for. emoticon

Jane T, hello hope you have a great weekend.

Blanche, I can so see why Cammie would want to grow up to be just like you and live to be 100. You have been a constant in their little lives. I love it.

As for me, other than sleeping in this morning. Finally the scale moved 1/2 pound down for me yesterday. In fact our entire group lost yesterday so we were in the black and not in the red like last week. We also started a new contest well it actually won't begin until Sept. but we got the gist of it so it should be fun. We have teams again, sure hope my team shows up this time.
Also from my WW's group, I got the sweetest Get Well card from the entire group, they all signed it, I loved it. I have been keeping our leader in the loop with why I've not been there, so I know it was her doing and I think it was just the kindest, sweetest thing for her to do. I can't wait to get back to the group.
By the time I left my TOPS meeting yesterday my foot was so swollen and throbbing like crazy, so I came home propped it up and after about 30 minutes it was feeling much better. Can't wait for Tuesday to get here. I've got a busy week next week. Monday, doctor's appointment with Dr. B, Tuesday Womb center, then on Friday I have to have the ultrasound of my kidney's done.

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8/25/18 6:23 A

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Beth I got my Shingles and flu shot yesterday myself. Today my arm is aching like I've been punched in the arm muscle. Started yesterday afternoon. I got it in the arm I use most to keep it moving. I feel ok physically but for that. I was told I may feel a bit off for a couple of days though. That is why I got it on a Friday so I have the weekend to do nothing if I have to.


Nell waiting for your tree guys is like waiting for the Dishnetwork guy here. They could come between this time and this time.Pretty much kills a day. lol.


Blanche as much as you do with those girls they know a good thing. They will remember Grammie for a long time and will be just like you with their grands. Kinda nice to pass that on.


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Camryn told me "When I grow up, I'm going to be a Grammie and live to be 200". Sound like I'm doing something right.

Got the rug shampooed last night. One of the "joys" of owning a dog is lots of dog hair, and a dirty rug!

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I HAVE LOSS ABOUT 3 LBS. SLOW GOING. TWO WEEKS AGO I CRACKED MY TOOTH DOWN TO THE GUM LINE. IT HIRTS. I AM GOING TO HAVE TO GEY A ROOT CANAL, POST AND CROWN. MY CONSULATION VISIT IS 28 OF SEPT.. O WEL. IT FEELS LIKE FALL HERE MY FAVORITE. SORRY I HHAVEN; SHOWN UP BUT STILL HAVINF TROUBLE I SEEM TO GET MT TEAM SUBSCRIBTIONS TO COME IN MY INBOX.

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The tree guys never showed. I called about 2, they said they'd get here today, but they didn't. I went out this morning, but hubby waited all day long, poor guy. He wants to stay here until they come, I doubt we'll see anyone until next week. At least we haven't paid them yet..

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8/24/18 5:17 P

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Feeling a bit off today after getting shingles vaccine yesterday.

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Friday drive by gang! emoticon

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Great weigh-in last night. I was down 1.2 pound. I'm happy with that. Hope everyone is having a good day. It's finally raining here.


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Morning. My jaw is 100% better today. Man it was a killer to yawn, and as tired as I was that night I dreaded every time I had to lol

Windows cleaned? I really need to think about doing some of mine. I try to do them once a year, mostly in Spring, but I don't think I did this year. I know I changed curtains in my den and I did those because well you can't hang new curtains in a dirty window. OCD thing. lol. Maybe I need to buy all new curtains for every window. Or not.

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Good for you, Beth! Good report.

Be careful on that ladder, Nell!

Hope your jaw feels better, Michelle.

My daughter, Tricia's , birthday today. Have to make the traditional angel food cake for her. We're going on an "adventure". I love her "adventures"!

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Good morning all. It's 58 degrees out there, what a glorious start to a day.

Enjoy the TOPS meeting, Joan, it will be extra enjoyable since you missed your WW meeting. I'll bet your poor foot is glad it isn't carrying your old weight around!

How did the weigh in go Jane?

Beth, you're getting there! Success breeds success!

I cleaned all the windows on the lower level yesterday, I'm sore now. It was a cool, dry day, perfect for being outdoors wrestling with buckets and squeegees and screens. Today we have a big tree coming down. I've been telling hubby for the last two years that that big tree was dying, he wouldn't believe me until every remaining leaf was dead. Another $1000 expense, but we have to do it before it falls on a house, ours or the lady next door's.

Have a great day all!

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Blanche, nothing any better than fresh sweet corn. Good for the ''Little Girls'' having themselves a corn stand.

Michelle, sure hope that jaw is better today. Maybe it is due that I'm finally growing up where it comes to my health. I know I was at goal when I slid backwards the other time. Whatever it is, I'm grateful for it.

Nell, I don't know if I could stand to be off my foot until it heals. I'm grateful that even though I have this sore on my foot and even though I can't wear my regular shoes right now, at least I can go even if I don't go too far. emoticon

Jane, hope your weigh in was a good one last night. Just keep on keepin' on, that is the best we can do.

Beth, great job on the weigh loss, and the bad cholesterol number dropping, that is great.

Jane T. It would be so very easy for me to have my own little pity party, but I think having not only my WW's meeting, but my TOPS meeting where I have to face the scale is helping to keep me in line, and today is my TOPS meeting so will be facing that scale this morning.

Have a great Friday everyone, and emoticon .

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So my doctor wasn't as upset about my triglycerides as I thought she might be. She was thrilled about me losing 7,5 pounds since May (most of it was this month)and that my bad cholesterol had dropped 40 points. Of course the hard part of keeping moving forward

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@KENTUCKYWOMAN oh Joan, so sorry to hear you have a bum foot. So glad you did not give in to the pity party, but chose to take the high road and stil find so much gratefulness! As I was walking out of the gym this afternoon, I had to remind myself of all that was still right with me in the world! emoticon

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WW weigh-in tonight. I don't expect a big loss but will be ok if I stay within a close range either way.


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Good morning

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Joan, the doc will have footwear suggestions next week. At least you can walk, my husband was off his foot for the duration of healing.

My son and I took Mom shopping yesterday. Of course she forgot we were picking her up even though I had called to remind her. She doesn't know what she wants, she says yes to everything, then complains later when she decides she hates the lipstick color she chose. But at least she has two new pairs of Sketchers and some new socks.

I'll try to clean some windows today. It's quite a job, I have to remove screens, then stand on a stepladder and lean outside to clean. It won't be raining for a few days to ruin the effort.

Another day!

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Joan at this point in time I'm so proud of you and how far you have traveled. If I got to where you are I think I would keep on trucking also. You are so onpoint and your weightloss is showing that. Sorry the foot is giving you fits but you will over come this also.


Dentist for me yesterday morning. Filling and a cleaning. My jaw is killing me. A bottom back tooth, just a surface filling he said, nothing major but my jaw is like it is locked. Couldn't be from how they give you the needle, and hold you open for so long it seems. lol. Advil is my friend this morning.


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Love your positive attitude, Joan. And the fact that you are able to stick to WW plan despite all the "obstacles" thrown in your path.

My "oil change" turned into a 2 hour ordeal, waiting for brake pads to be changed, too. But I need a safe car out here in the country where I can't just call a taxi if I have car problems.

Sweet corn season, and the little girls' corn selling stand is going full blast. I helped out a little yesterday by taking some to exercise class.

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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers with my foot and over all health. I'm looking at this as just a bump in the road. I'm continuing to stay on plan and eat like I'm suppose to. Let's face it eating a whole pie or a whole gallon of ice cream is certainly not going to make my foot heal any faster and all that sugar would just make me feel lousy, and my foot feeling lousy is enough. It is hard to get a shoe on due to all the wrapping on my foot right now, but I do get one on then it throw my walking off so my foot hurts at the instep. I know I'm just a host of complaints this morning. emoticon emoticon It could be so much worse, and I could also have to be holding down a job with this problem so glad I'm not, so there are things for me to be very thankful for.

The weather here today or at least this morning is so cool, its in the 50's this morning. My AC is not running so another sign its gotten cooler out there. Have a great day everyone.



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Keeping you in my thoughts Joan as you go through the road to healing. I know you don't like to miss your WW meeting but sometimes it can't be helped.


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Good morning!

Doctors and managing our health care. It seems like a full time job these days. Joan keep hanging in there and doing what you have to. I will keep you in my prayers as I do for the whole team! Bob would be so proud of the health warrior that you have become and how you have continued to move forward. Hugs to you!

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Joan I know your hating missing the meetings but if it makes you feel better it will be worth it.

Dentist this morning and then off to work. Have a great day all.

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Knuckles....congratulations and keep up the good work.

Good to know you are on the trail of a cure, Joan. It may take a while, but glad you're started.

The holistic healer has done more for my digestive problem in 2 weeks than the doctors have done in 8 months! I'm glad to be headed in the right direction, finally.

Exercise class, groceries and oil change to day. I made and canned applesauce yesterday.

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My hubby had to go to a wound center to see the infectious disease specialist when his broken ankle wouldn't heal. At least it did the trick. He was on 2 IV antibiotics that I had to administer here at home. He had to have an IV port installed in his upper arm, it was quite an adventure, but his ankle did finally heal. I'd never heard of an infectious disease doctor, I was picturing exotic tropical diseases, but it's for any stubborn infection.

My oldest son and I are taking Mom to DSW this afternoon, but she has already forgotten the time, I'll have to call when her morning caregiver gets there. I hope it won't rain, we had storms all day yesterday. I went to Costco to get gas yesterday, and it was closed because of a power failure, I'll try again this morning. We lost power for two hours last night, and I saw a report of a unit flooding over at the condo. It's been quite the summer for rain.

Have a great day all.

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Well this leg thing is going to take sometime. I like the doctor, I have to go to a womb center next Tuesday at 8 a.m. for them to try and get the place on my foot healed. I also have to have an Ultrasound Reflux....never heard of that before, but it takes two hours and the doctor has to be there when its done. Now the problem is, he's going to be in and out of the office and I can't get this done until October 23. Another case where we have to ''hurry up and wait."

All day yesterday I felt as if there was something I had forgotten. It wasn't I had forgotten anything, it was that I was not with my WW's group yesterday, and my appointment for the womb center unless they have a cancellation before next Tuesday, I'll have to miss next week as well. Somethings just can't be helped, but I am staying on track and when I do get back I'll have a good
showing.

A little side note here....today would have been mine and Mr. Bob's 20th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe its coming upon 5 years since his passing. emoticon

Have a great Wednesday everyone.

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Driving by gang on the tracking bus......all aboard!!! emoticon

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Hope all goes well with your doctor appointment Joan.


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Friend mentioned she could tell I had lost a few pounds. Too many more to go. Blood work came back still high on certain areas, although there was improvement. Will need to start new medication

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I'm on the "tracking team", too. No matter what, I track it. Then I can look back and see what I did on a "good " week.

43 years ago, Nell, I was helping raise 7 kids, and was 80 lbs. heavier. The kids turned out to be responsible adults, and the pounds came off eventually. I eat when I'm stressed, and I was stressed! I baked a lot, as you have to do with a big family. Now I hardly ever bake. Still can't resist tasting.

Hope you get some answers today, Joan!

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Yes you still have to pay if you miss a meeting. I'm going to check and see if there is another one I could hit this week in the same location.

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emoticon Just a quick fly by. Off to work.


Have a awesome day all.

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Joan, I hope you can get some answers today. I'm sorry you'll have to miss your WW meeting, do you have to pay for missed meetings? I used to have to, but that was a long time ago.

Have a great day all!

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8/21/18 5:13 A

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I'm with you Jane T. I track no matter what. Even if it does make me feel like a rotten person, I still track for me. I have learned from tracking that there are a lot of food items out there that are just not worth it.

No WW's for me today, and I"m going to so miss everyone, but my doctor's appointment is at the same time my meeting is. Oh how I hope this Vascular guy can do something productive today, the oozing and itching is driving me nuts.

We had some rain around 11 last night. I only woke up long enough to hear it hitting the window then I went right back to sleep.

Have a great day everyone.

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do!"
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8/20/18 5:40 P

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So the funny thing is, I alwaaaaaays track. I even track on the days when I have eaten 3 days worth of food in one day. It is quite painless to write it down. It lets me know the number facts. I can choose to take heed or ignore it. It is a tool that is part of a bigger picture for me. Is it meant to play on your emotions?...make you feel guilty?...throw it in your face with reality?....Maybe.....probably......for me, YES! All the above lol! Itís just what I do! This is one thing I can get Right. Just for that reason, I will continue to do it.

Wishing everyone a Happy Monday evening!

It's not about what you can't do. It's all about what you can do. Never ever give up!


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8/20/18 4:30 P

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I know that tracking works but haven't done it the last couple of days. We had company all day yesterday and went out to dinner with friends last night. I had every intention of getting back on track today but we got new phones so decided to set them up today and that took most of the morning - always a stressful time. Here it is mid afternoon and I haven't even looked at the tracker. At least I haven't eaten so badly but I know I need to track to make this program work.


Jane

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I know every single excuse not to eat right or exercise regularly - except for a good one.
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8/20/18 8:48 A

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Fasting blood draw this morning.must remember...no coffee.



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F A I L - First Attempt In Learning.

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8/20/18 7:13 A

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Good morning everyone.

Back when I was in WW we didn't have the option of not weighing in, we just told the leader whether or not we wanted the weight read out at the meeting. I stay on plan every day because I make sure that each meal is something to look forward to. I don't try to go as low as I can, I use every single exchange I can. I get 3 fats a day, and I use every single one. Optional calories are weekly, so I may go low a couple of days so that I can go high on another day, and I know which day and how much when I plan the week. I love the anticipation of each meal! There are people who think that thinking about food is contrary to the goal of weight loss, but I think about it all the time, I just think about what is written in my planner.

I moved to this town 43 years ago today, with my first husband and three small boys. Where do the years go? On the one hand I remember it vividly enough that it seems like just yesterday, but when I think about all that has happened in those 43 years, it seems like a long time.

Nell
Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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8/20/18 6:49 A

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WW is tonight, and I am not weighing in today. I cannot weigh in when I know there has been too much eating. Yes, I track it, but no, I do not always stay on plan. I do make enough mental note, though, that I buckle down and stay on plan enough to get my extra weight off. Two pounds "up" is my turning around point. I'm carrying one of those pounds now.
Life would be much easier if I could be like Nell and just stay on plan every single day. But I'm not Nell, and I have to do the best I can.

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8/20/18 6:43 A

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Good Monday morning friends. Mondays for me always mean a fresh beginning. So today is a new week and new beginning to all that need it.

Michelle
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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
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8/20/18 5:31 A

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Good Monday morning.
Nothing to report from here. Waiting for tomorrow to get here so I can see the Vascular doctor about my foot. The itching is maddening. The peppermint oil I used helped for about a week, but now its broken down again at I'm back to where it was.

Hope everyone had a good weekend, and this will be a great on points on plan week for everyone. emoticon

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8/19/18 10:22 A

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Or you could be like me.....a diligent tracker that writes everything down and for the past 3 days Iíve blown the point bank. It is vacay mode and we are at a festival. I have gone over every day. Way over, but I have tried to minimize the damage. Last day is today. I feel it. My body canít take much more of the rich food. I am craving some clean eats today!

Love the quote Joan!
Love the black bean and corn salad!
Nell, I fear you are right with a tragedy triggering a move. Tough decisions coming up...

Have a great Dunday ladies!

It's not about what you can't do. It's all about what you can do. Never ever give up!


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8/19/18 9:35 A

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Good morning! A new week!

My planner IS my tracker. I make a plan then check it off as I go through the day. I use a steno notebook like I've been doing for over 40 years, I don't know what I'll do when they don't make those anymore. Who takes shorthand these days? I'm as careful with my planning and tracking as I am with my bank account and credit cards.

I took Mom's new prescription out to her yesterday, put the bottle in her pill cupboard and explained that the bottles are different but the pills are the same. Later she told me someone had put pills in her refrigerator, is that what I did? She told me she tried to go shopping (I've told her not to take the bus to stores, if she wants something I'll get it for her), but the others on the bus wanted to do their own shopping (no kidding), she was upset they didn't help her. She thinks everyone is only around to help her, like a 2 year old. She couldn't remember what store she was in, or what she was trying to buy, but she said they didn't take credit cards. What store doesn't take credit cards, she it totally confused. She keeps wanting to give her credit card to people so they can help her. I think she is coming up on needing memory care. I'm in as much denial as she is, though, and the social workers don't want her to move, they need her monthly payments. Only a tragedy will trigger a move, I fear.

I have to go to the condo this afternoon to meet with a board member who has Adobe (expensive!) on his computer. I'm hoping it has features that aren't in Word. We'll see.

Have a great day to start a great week!

Nell
Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.


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8/19/18 8:16 A

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Good morning. Tracking is key, I know this, but still I start and stop. Sometimes it just seems i'm doing it for nothing. But the truth is i'm doing it for me. I need to keep track no matter the points that show up. So I have been doing it and learning where I go wrong and where I do right.

Michelle
Alabama


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If you can dream it, you can become it.
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8/19/18 6:07 A

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I have tracked every since I joined WW, and yes, it does work! Lately I have been processing sweet corn for the freezer. I find it impossible to cut it off the cob without eating a slab here and there. I track it, and it's not pretty, but it's one thing I do not seem to be able to stop doing. Thank goodness it's only once a year!
My new favorite snack is corn, black beans and green beans marinated in rice vinegar. Yum!

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8/19/18 5:42 A

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If you kind of track, it kind of works. If you really track, it will really work."

Good morning, and welcome to a brand new day & a brand new week. It's a chance if you've messed up to get it right. That is what's so great about having a new day, ''it's a chance to get it right or at least do better than we did yesterday."

I thought today quote was very appropriate and since our challenge group have been working on our tracking, and weighing and measuring. Only thing that is missing in the quote is, ''planning," planning should be there as well. Its been my experience if I do weigh and measure and its not something that has been planned, its not going to do me much good because the points would be way more than if I had planned I would have spend.

Let's make this a week where it really works for us and not just kind of works for us. emoticon and have a great week. emoticon

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