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  • coronavirus is a challenge when old issues come out

    10/25/2020 5:49:51 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I have been up too early but could not sleep. I have been having issues with communication with my spouse. Same issues that keep coming up for about the last ten years. Since DH traveled most of our marriage for work. He can be very inflexible on multi-levels. DS wants him to drive ... Read more

  • another hectic morning

    10/24/2020 1:25:26 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good afternoon - I just came in. This morning I went out to my car - battery dead. Right away my DH starts in - you left your door ajar - your lights on, etc. I say this is an electric car with 103K miles. The batteries need to be checked. he hates that the battery that you jump on my car is co... Read more

  • Looking for My Inner Strength

    10/23/2020 6:57:32 PM, by SUSEEE

    I have been doing pretty well BUT those nagging doubts are starting to creep in so I need to put these thoughts on paper where I can see them and put them in perspective. I have been at my goal weight for 28 weeks (6 1/2 months). This is my second time around and after failing so miserably the fir... Read more

  • been out in the front yard all morning

    10/23/2020 10:53:23 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - cool day so I decided to take an inventory of our lawn and beds before DH starts putting Christmas lights out. Some critters attacked our lawn last night. Probably skunks and possums - we have so many divots in our lawn - it looks like a polo field after a game. I sprinkled some r... Read more

  • COVID & morning part 2

    10/22/2020 7:33:49 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - what a day yesterday. DH is very stubborn and spent most of the day in his office watching TV - not talking. In the evening, he calmed down. I reassured him that COVID is a threat to our lovely future of traveling during the twilight of our lives. He says he just wanted to help o... Read more

  • COVID & moving

    10/21/2020 7:47:55 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - DS asked my DH to help him drive the rental truck and help move furniture from his BFF house to a storage unit. DS is getting this furniture as a gift from his BFF that died. DH says yes w/o discussing it with me. The problem I have is that 1) COVID - we are in the high-risk grou... Read more

  • lovely morning!

    10/20/2020 9:26:56 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning- Got such a good sleep last night. My BP is so great this morning. My glucose is higher than normal. Not sure why. I am going to keep monitoring. My diet is clean. My carbs are reality low in my diet. I did some reading online. Maybe my diet is too low in carbs and my body is ... Read more

  • yesterday went very well!

    10/18/2020 11:20:34 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - after everyone left I took a hot bath and relaxed. It did wonders and I slept all night through and late this morning for me. It was wonderful. DS came in with DIL. All were very respectful and wearing masks all the time except when eating. GD was a hoot as always. She has a sen... Read more

  • 10.17.2020

    10/17/2020 7:03:14 PM, by THOMPSONK23

    Hey. Being healthy is more fun than eating what you want. PSA. Do what you're supposed to do. ------Breakfast- Oatmeal or Cheerios with a glass of 1% Milk. I do best when I eat Oatmeal. I think it feels me up without getting my sugar out of whack first thing in the morning. I need to do b... Read more

  • GD age 3 coming

    10/17/2020 10:13:47 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I got a strange text from my son. It is about my DIL. I never know what she is up to. All we know that she has a tendency to add anxiety to my DS's life whenever he is coming to see us. She is a very toxic person. I do not know if she is coming for lunch. The txt said she is go... Read more

  • expecting another visit from GD - 3 tomorrow

    10/16/2020 12:49:22 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning- I am very busy this morning with a deep cleaning of my kitchen and family room. I did not expect to do this much but just got into the swing of things. I put my pedometer on and I have done as many steps so far as when I am on my TM. I love that. I did not want to do both this mor... Read more

  • i want to thank all the humor in the community feed

    10/14/2020 10:29:56 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning- Food-wise, I am doing good, exercise - I am doing good, daily living during this time is frustrating at times. I am losing inches and I assume it translates into pounds at some point. I do not weigh in. I am sitting here working on my laptop just chilling when my DH is constantly ... Read more

  • 1 Week in

    10/13/2020 10:06:15 AM, by KMACCARLSON

    I know I've done this 1,000 times (or at least it feels that way)! I'm back on program. So far here are the things that worked this week! -Tracking my food, even on the days where I know I went over! It's hard but it's holding my accountable! -Getting my steps, even if its just 250 per hour! ... Read more

  • I voted today! I was in line at 6 am

    10/13/2020 9:34:45 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning- I am at peace with being able to vote. The lines are so long. DH thought I was ridiculous but was happy when he saw there were already 25 people ahead of us when we got in line. I felt safe voting in person! They have to clean the voting machines after each person. Everyone get o... Read more

  • what difference a day makes!

    10/11/2020 12:16:58 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - my household is humming with positive energy and good feelings. DH and I talk all the time. sometimes it does not seem to sink in, but DH is in a wonderful mood. He did not drink another pot of coffee. He is happy about his weight loss. He says he is going to tell WW he only has ... Read more

  • what difference a day makes!

    10/11/2020 12:16:58 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - my household is humming with positive energy and good feelings. DH and I talk all the time. sometimes it does not seem to sink in, but DH is in a wonderful mood. He did not drink another pot of coffee. He is happy about his weight loss. He says he is going to tell WW he only has ... Read more

  • 10.10.2020

    10/10/2020 12:47:11 PM, by THOMPSONK23

    I'm very sad that I haven't blogged in a little over two months. I'm disappointed, because I have stated and know what a key role being able to be thoughtful about my days and eating habits has played in my weight loss. I will address this. I have done pretty well with this pregnancy still, tho... Read more

  • Saturday morning not going so well

    10/10/2020 9:16:28 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - we always go to the grocery store Saturday morning. DH is like a whirlwind this morning. He has already drunk a pot of coffee this morning and just has made another pot. He should be in a great mood. -He lost 2 lbs this morning. At the grocery store, he is so impatient - he is bag... Read more

  • woke up with a sinus headache

    10/9/2020 12:30:39 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - Even though I woke up with a sinus headache. I did exercise. I think I am going to try to take a nap. I do not drink coffee anymore- but I am craving caffeine this morning. Sunday ends is the window for side effects with the Yellow Fever vaccine. I do not think this headache has ... Read more

  • Rough week

    10/8/2020 5:11:24 PM, by BRAVAH

    200.6 Yes, that's the same as my last blog, lol, but the lowest I've been since then. I've had a couple of struggle days. That's okay. I know that will happen. I am curious, though, as to whether one of my prescriptions was involved... *TMI alert!* I've been given a hormone that is no... Read more

  • New goal

    10/3/2020 3:07:36 PM, by BRAVAH

    200.6 I don't want to be obese. I know the BMI scale isn't everything. But I'd like to get out of acknowledging that I'm obese, lol. For my height, I need to weigh 190 or less. That's more or less 10 pounds from where I am now. I can do 10 pounds. I would like to lose it sooner, of course... Read more

  • Its very pleasant in my household

    10/3/2020 9:56:59 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning. I have had a couple of days of my DH with high anxiety. We just got back from Whole Foods. DH is very upbeat and pleasant. he lost on the scale today. I will be very glad when he reaches the goal. he is less than 3 lbs away. I thrive on peacefulness and calm. I grew up in Chaos... Read more

  • Circle, circle, circle...

    10/2/2020 6:46:37 PM, by BRAVAH

    200.06 Nothing new here. But again, no gain is something. I'm much happier to be circling 200, than to be climbing with no end in sight. Last night I had two servings of our main course, which was fine, as there were no sides, lol. Actually, I did have a couple pieces of bread - which I... Read more

  • Going to have a peaceful day

    10/2/2020 7:31:23 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning- had the yellow fever vaccine yesterday. The sheets of precautions one has to take are nothing to sneeze at. We went to a travel clinic - which was connected to a database that is more detailed and accurate than our CDC for travel. I was amazed. We now have to get more shots next ye... Read more

  • what a day -

    10/1/2020 5:45:48 PM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good evening - We had our Yellow Fever shot this morning. We have to monitor ourselves for10 days. The side effects are like COVID -so the nurse told us to isolate b/c if we get symptoms and have to go to the hospital - they could a mistake Yellow Fever symptoms for COVID. Anyway, yesterday we fou... Read more

  • Still circling...

    10/1/2020 4:22:41 PM, by BRAVAH

    200.2 Yesterday was in ONEderland. Today is not. That's okay. But I am really starting to get frustrated about not being in ONEderland every day. It is definitely progress to be on the cusp like this. And I am proud of that. But dang!!! I went to silks class this morning. I'm not a ... Read more

  • lost more inches

    9/30/2020 8:15:56 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning - I measured my waist and abdomen. Lost inches. I was very pleased. I am in a very good mood. On the other hand, DH is not. He is sad that his team lost and then we both watched the debates. Our President was a clown. My friend from Scotland watched it and sent me a text. Oh my ... Read more

  • No loss, but I'll count it as a win.

    9/29/2020 4:14:17 PM, by BRAVAH

    200 Still on the cusp of ONEderland. I've been circling the magic number. But that's great compared to several weeks ago: I'm okay with this. It was a long, dam*n week, so to have no appreciable gain is fantastic. Side note - from 9/19-9/24, I was using my parents' scale. Who kn... Read more

  • another miracle

    9/29/2020 10:02:49 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good Morning- my DH's team is in the playoff. He got up at 6 am and started cleaning our bathrooms and now the kitchen. He is so excited that his team won their division. He loves to clean when in a good mood. I had to run an errand this morning and just got back was going to start cleaning the ... Read more

  • wonderful visit

    9/28/2020 8:00:45 AM, by TRAVELGAL417

    good morning- yesterday's visit with my GD and her dad - our son went great. they were here 5 hours. I was very glad they came. but I was exhausted as was my DH after they left. GD is really independent now. She is not as huggy as she used to be before COVID. It was great for the virus but Na... Read more