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1/31/15 4:46 P

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ZAK: Good for you for doing the DVD. Yes, that pose is aptly named, because that's sometimes how I feel, too, when I get to the point of that stretch.

Hope the weather cooperates for your visit w/your Mom. I seriously doubt we will have that luck.

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1 - Today I remember that tomorrow we switch to a new thread, but how much do you want to bet tomorrow I post on this one? *L*

Ali - thanks, I guess it's ok to be selfish every once in a while.

I did the whole yoga DVD yesterday. At the end they have a section where you lay on your back (corpse pose) and do some relaxation exercises, by the end of it my back was so sore from laying on it that I could barely move out of the position. I think the reason is because my butt is so big it creates a big arch in my back. Do you know what section of the back I should support? I am thinking the small of my back but I also wonder if it shouldn't be my upper back to create less of an arch. Any ideas? Thanks for your help! I hope you all have a great day and a wonderful Sunday - I am going to go see my Mom tomorrow (yea!), weather permitting.

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1/31/15 9:34 A

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Saturday – got my outdoor walk in. Doesn’t look too promising for tomorrow though. Up to 8 in. of snow. We’ll see if the forecasters are accurate. Hope not!

Have to get to the bank and the grocery store to get some odds and ends I need for the next few days. I imagine it’s going to be crowded.

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1/30/15 2:25 P

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Ali: Have fun grocery shopping! LOL I have to admit, I do love shopping in the produce section!

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1: Great to hear the roads were well salted and plowed, that's wonderful. We didnt have trouble with icy roads, thank goodness. So glad you feel better and took good care of yourself *hugs*


Zak: it's alright to be selfish like that, but yes, so much could happen without the snow; farmers need it for the crops later, etc, etc. I hope we get that blizzard now, and not in June!! I'm so glad you went, I'm proud of you, and think of the gain this way; at least it wasn't the 19 you thought you'd gained, HOORAY!! Now, turn yourself around and move forward; begin again, even stronger, and better!! You can do this, no WE can do this!! You know what you've done wrong, and you WILL step up, head high, and defeat those demons!! I KNOW YOU CAN AND WILL!!

Have to get groceries tonight, it's friday and that's what we do; have to go sign our taxes, so lots more to do tonight than usual. Have a great day everyone.

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1/30/15 11:44 A

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Zak: Thanks, yes, feeling a bit better.

SOOOOoooo glad that you ended up attending your TOPS meeting. Definitely true words, we've all been there, done that. So, the only shame would be if you DIDN'T go and work on it! You did, today's a new day, fresh start and you can do this. Glad you have the face-to-face support as well as SP.

Ali: Hope it's a good day. Loving the sunshine.

Friday – Really took it easy yesterday. That’s what my body needed. Feel more like me today! Hurray!

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1/29/15 10:16 P

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1 - I hope you feel better soon.

Ali - I know we really should get snow for many different reasons, but I am going to be selfish and hope we don't get much more. Although now that I said that we will probably get a blizzard coming through.

I went to my TOPS meeting tonight, I wasn't going to because of my large gain. That's why I didn't go last week., but I talked to the leader and she talked me into going this week. I was met with lots of love and concern. I thought I had gained almost 19 pounds in the two weeks. I gained 15, I was so ashamed. But they said they've all been there and that I shouldn't give up. I told them about you ladies on here and how supportive you are and they were very pleased to hear I had more support. I'm starting to feel the twinge to make healthy choices again. I just hope I listen to it and not push it away. I hope you all have a fantastic Friday!

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1/29/15 12:14 P

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Thursday – Icy roads. Oh well. Salted, plowed and will be good to go.

Battling a virus I think. Was nauseated yesterday. At least that feels better. So . . . going to take care of myself.

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They said it was supposed to be rain/sleet today, but it's pretty dry out, windy, but dry. I'm not sure what's going on, looks like it could snow/rain, but nothing yet.

I hope it stays this way, well, I would love snow, but still. Have a great day everyone, and remember to smile, and share it. *HUGS* emoticon

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1/28/15 10:12 P

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Yeah, it was just dribbles! That's all right. Guess tomorrow is supposed to be icy roads. We shall see.

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1/28/15 9:28 P

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You're welcome, Zak, and just remember, we never fail as long as we're trying! You'll get it, you're important and you will do this! That's some good advice, slow but sure, and you'll get this. I think it's great to take your mind off food, that's a wonderful step, and once you do that, then you can switch your focus, if you need to, but only IF.

1, isn't that the truth, I know I always am. Glad you had a light day yesterday. Next week it's supposed to get cold again, but I am waiting for that snow...we need it for so many reasons, and I love it. We just had a little, too, wasn't worth shoveling, but our son did it, so thank you, Scott. emoticon

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ZAK: You know, I had to do that too . . . and I found that putting the emphasis on the water, exercise and relaxation, my nutrition must naturally followed. Give it a try.



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I saw my counselor yesterday and she suggested I take the emphasis off of my eating and put it towards other healthy habits, for instance, doing yoga three times a week, drinking more water, etc. So we came up with a plan. The goal is that by not focusing on food it will make it out to be not as important. Not sure if I have a lot of faith in this plan but I am willing to try it...I did a p.m. (relaxing) yoga session today. It felt good and I was able to do most of it without much trouble. What do you guys think, does this sound to hokey or do you think it might actually have merit? I hope you all have a great night and a blessed Thursday.

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Wednesday – just had about 1.5 in. of snow, so had to get up early to get that cleared before Jason left for work yesterday. Much better this morning.

The East Coast is such a mess! I feel so sorry for all those affected. I couldn’t even imagine 3 ft. of snow. Let alone the drifts that the wind is creating!

That’s about it for now. Tired, but I know I’ll catch up on my sleep.



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Tuesday – just a little snow yesterday nad overnight. Praying for all those being pounded by the storm in the East. Blessings!

Have a few appointments this morning, then a fairly relaxing afternoon. Again PHEW


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1/26/15 5:12 P

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Ali: I think we’re ALL harder on ourselves then we are on anybody else. LOL ‘Sometimes it takes somebody else to “set things straight.” LOL

Zak: Good for you for journaling. That’s a huge step to figure out and solve whatever is going on.

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Ali and 1 - thank you for your kind words. I took your advice to journal, I hadn't written in mine since the 7th. I wrote quite a bit and came up with a couple of things that could be causing me to turn back to bad habits. I am trying to correct it but I am just not being successful (yet) - I won't give up, I'll keep trying.

We've had snow on and off all day today but it hasn't really amounted to much - maybe an inch. We have a wood windmill on our front lawn that is approximately 3 feet tall at it's highest, usually by now it is almost covered, but there's only about 5 inches of it covered. This winter has been weird...although I am not complaining (yet *L*, until it hits us all at once). I hope you all have a great night and a productive Tuesday!

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1: Thank you so much, for some reason, I'm so critical of my own work, but to hear that someone else likes it, makes me feel so good, so BIG BIG THANK YOU!!

I know, isn't that funny, we have that one on..I think it's 27 about if he forecasts the temp or whatever wrong, someone wins something. Not sure how many he's lost so far, but it's funny.

Zak: Hang in there, Lady, we're here for you, and all have gone through what you've gone through in regards to this battle to rise above our former selves. YOU can do it and WE will help you! *hugs*

I was in and out of the house so much yesterday, heck, this entire weekend, I think I need a break. *L* And Wednesday I have a speech to give at 9:30 am, then taxes in the evening. Wish we could have done both closer to each other because we have to drive into town. It's not horribly far, but still. Save on gas, you know.

Yes, we've gotten the ground covered right now, but it's not big flakes, I'm surprised we got any at all.

Have a great day everyone, and hugs all around, and smiles, too!

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Monday – a bit of snow overnight, but still bot out for an outdoor walk. PHEW

Have a few appointments this morning, then a fairly relaxing afternoon. Again PHEW

Expecting 1-2 in. of snow later this afternoon. But that’s not bad for here, this time of year.

Had a fire in the fireplace again as it is cold. It felt nice and warm!

Have a great Monday!

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1/25/15 8:33 A

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Ali: LOVE the boats, fishing poles and the throw bouquet! Beautiful.

Well, snowing here, but not much. You know, these weather forecasters could be standing in the middle of a flippin' blizzard and get it wrong!!! LOL

Zak: Hope you're having a better day today.

Sunday – Just going to have a “stay-at-home” day. Not all bad!

The snow has started, but not supposed to get as much as initially predicted.

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*L* I'm glad you're a yam, too, 1 :D I love the way you gave info to Zak, the "flat tire" comparison, that was great!

Zak: That's very true, I'm waiting for that big snow storm, we have to have one a year, I hope. Are you keeping a journal of your food, and using the nutrition guide here? I found by using that, I take so much time putting what I'm going to eat in there, that I no longer feel hungry, plus drinking lots of water. Believe in yourself, KNOW you can do this, and if you have a hobby, instead of reaching for something to eat...work on that. It does wonders. Also never allow yourself to eat away from the kitchen table, that helps, too. We're here for you, you can defeat this. I agree with 1, sounds like you may have some emotional problems going on, even those we don't realize can be causing this. Try writing a journal on your spark page, just write and write, and maybe you can figure it out. I wish you the best of luck.

Well, for me, it's back to wedding things, I did get a lot done today, so I feel great! Have a great week everyone. emoticon

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My dear Zak: I am sorry things are rough for you right now. BUT . . . and there's always that, isn't there . . . it really is important to identify the source of the emotions causing you to comfort with food. Believe me, it is so much better than avoiding dealing w/the issue, and continuing on a path that doesn't make you comfortable. Sending you major ((((HUGS)))) You know you have our support no matter what. Always!

I always think of it this way. IF you have a trip planned and develop a flat tire (or any other kind of problem w/the car) you fix the problem and continue on your way. Maybe there is a detour along the way, but you still get back on the road. You will do that, I am confident.

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1 - it is awesome that you have found someone for your hair, I haven't. But then again I only go every year or two. I seem to have one style - long and straight!

Ali - I am not complaining about how mild winter has been, only because I know we still have February to go and we usually get pounded in February. A little winter goes a long way for me *L* One month versus 4 - I'll take it.

I am still eating out of control - no matter how I try to get back on track I continue with the eating. I keep saying tomorrow, tomorrow comes and I eat poorly again. I know I will get back on track it's just a matter of how much damage I'll do it the mean time. I've been trying to figure out why I am doing this...not sure I like the answer I come up with. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!

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1/23/15 12:57 P

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Ali: HEE HEE hang tight . . . coming next week!

Yes, it NEVER looks like it does from the shop, but then I don't use "products" in my hair either. Never liked 'em. So . . . I yam what I yam! LOL



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I know what you mean..don't you wish your hair could look just like when you leave the shop? I do, drives me insane when I can't get that same "look" and instead of looking like a model, I look like frankenstein's bride. *L*

Heat wave is right, walking outside in the middle of wisconsin winter with just my sweatshirt and jeans (shoes, etc) doesn't happen. I miss winter, that's why I'm in Wisconsin, 4 seasons, including lots of snow in winter. BOOOO bring winter out......so it don't happen in the summer!! *L*

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Friday – ready for the weekend to commence! Supposed to be maybe in the upper 30’s even 40! Heat wave.

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1/22/15 3:55 P

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LOL . . . it is accomplished till the next day when it's needing taming again! LOL

I feel very lucky with my beautician. She understands my hair!

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Way to go, 1, I'm so glad the hair turned out so great for you! That always makes a person feel so much better!! And hey, house cleaning is exercise, too, plus you're really accomplishing something!

Have a great day, everyone, and never stop believing in yourself, because I won't! emoticon

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Thursday – well what am ugly, snowy day it was yesterday, but fortunately not too much snow! Got it cleared off which took about ½ hr, so that wasn’t bad.

With Clara working all day yesterday and Jason as well, got lots of house cleaning chores done. Hurray!

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Ali: I lucked out with the beautician. It makes such a huge difference!

Good advice given. I agree.

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1-exactly right, and I am, and always will be, proud of them all! I'm so glad you had a nice lunch, mmmm salmon salad sounds good! I do the same with the chef's salad the local pizza place has, I take 3/4 of it home, it's so big, and I have lunch for the next few days. Glad to hear you got out for your walk, not much snow, you're right.

Glad you're happy with your haircut, I still haven't been able to cut mine, I look horrible with short hair. :)

Zak: we've all fallen off, but we have to learn to reregister our minds to think certain ways. Sometimes if I'm tempted, I think of something I really really dislike, and I try to imagine what I'm wanting tastes like that (it does help). You can also find something that you really treasure and think to yourself...do I want to be there for when they're older; or will I be there for her wedding, his sports events, etc etc. If you think about yourself no longer around because of some medical problem due to being a larger weight, that sometimes helps, too.

BUT you have to find out what that one thing is; do you keep a journal of your food? Do you use the nutritional area of this site (that really helps me, too); think about all the things you can change, drinking more water, etc. and go from there. We're here for you, but only YOU can make that change.

Also, use short term goals, like "I'll eat this many carbs for a week", then lower it for the next week. Maybe try doing it gradually. You can do this, I HAVE FAITH IN YOU!! Stay strong, not only for you, but for all of us..we are a team together!

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Wednesday – snowed overnight. Just about an inch, so more of a nuisance than anything else. Still walked in the neighborhood.

Got my haircut yesterday. Much more manageable now that’s it’s re-shaped . . . thank goodness.

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ZAK: All I can do is tell you you're not alone, but also tell you to look long and hard @ what your goals are. Are they overwhelming you? Maybe then it's time to scale them back a little? The main thing is don't give up!

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Ali - thanks for the "way to go", unfortunately since Thursday I have been eating everything and anything. Ice cream, donuts, McDonalds, you name it I've been eating it. I feel like I am "rebelling" eating everything I know I shouldn't because I shouldn't. I feel awful for eating like that but at the same time I am loving it, getting to eat whatever I want. I know it will hit me and I will get mad at myself for gaining the same weight I just lost, but right now it's like I don't care. I'll get this back under control, hopefully sooner than later.

1 - it's awesome that you were able to walk outside. We had that really cold weather for a little while but overall I think we've had a really mild winter (so far at least). Glad you were able to enjoy lunch yesterday.

I don't know why I am going so far off course. I understand going off a little bit every now and then but this much? And the stupid thing is I know I am going off course but I'm not doing anything (yet) to stop it. I'll figure it out and get back on course. Thanks for letting me vent (yet again). I hope you all have a great day tomorrow.

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Ali: Agree w/you 100%. And putting it in perspective, it's a GAME! They did their best and exhibited sportsmanship. There you have it!

Tuesday – well back to work week day. Ah well, the reprieve yesterday was nice!

We had snow overnight but just a dusting. Nuisance! Did get out for a walk early so that’s a good thing.

Otherwise, had a nice lunch w/friends that Jason works with yesterday. It was nice to just relax. I love salmon salad and the restaurant has the best. It is size huge portions, though so boxed up ½ as I knew I’d never eat it.

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Isn't it great, to take another walk outside? I'm so glad Jason had a day off (Happy belated birthday, Jason), so glad to hear you had the chance to go out and enjoy the day with him and his friends.

I'm busy washing clothes, and all that fun stuff, it may take me until next week, yep there's a lot of them. Oh well, dont' want to run out of clothes either, so have to do it!

I'm so tired of listening to people gripe and complain about that dang game. They don't stop to realize that the Packers played their hearts out, AND proved every single announcer, person who said they'd get blown out, wrong. Yes, they made a lot of mistakes, but it can't just be put on one person (so many are blaming Brandon for trying to grab the onside kick). I just get tired of it.

Afterall, WE are in the Superbowl EVERY YEAR, and will be forever...because the big "prize" is what??? The LOMBARDI Trophy!! So think positive, not negative, we will be stronger next year because of this game, and we proved everyone wrong, WE ARE A STRONG TEAM!!

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Monday – Bonus day off for Jason due to MLK birthday. Hurray! Jason’s birthday was on Saturday (we celebrated w/my folks and Uncle). Today we’ll go out to lunch w/some work friends of Jason’s who also have the day off.

Got an outside walk in. Above freezing!

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Zak, I know, I was shocked, but I did order a couple, personalized. I can't wait to see them!!

Way to go with the wegith loss, especially during the holidays, those are the toughest! Congratulations!


Rayliznic, your weekend sounds wonderful what a bonding experience, I hope you enjoyed it.and good luck getting the decorations down, I hope you succeed!

1; YAY way to go, and I'm so glad you've had a visit from your parents, uncle and his wife. Sounds like a great time, I hope all went well. Glad to hear you have a slow paced day, and I hope Jason has the day off!!

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Sunday – Time to wind down! Had a wonderful visit with Mom and Dad and my Uncle. Mom’s seeming to be walking better. Grateful for that. Memory – not so good. But still in good spirits and really enjoyed the fact that my Uncle (her brother) was there too. He is 90 and sharp as a tack!

Today . . . going out to lunch and just a slower paced day . . . I hope! Jason has tomorrow off for MLK Day so will celebrate his birthday! HURRAY!

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Saturday – Well, got an outdoor walk in. Mom, Dad, my Uncle and his wife should be here around 1 pm. So, ready for them and will have a good time!

Have a great Saturday!

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Ali, your weekend sounds wonderful! Have a great time! Me? Planning a super quiet Saturday w my toddler dtr ( hubby and other dtr gone all day ). with the super warm Saturday, I will take down outdoor decos.....finally!

Crazy- hope you have a great time w parents tomorrow!

Zak, great job on the holiday loss. That shows resiliencew all the treats around. Go you!

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1 - Glad to hear your parents are visiting this weekend. We just found out that my stepson and DIL are coming down for a visit. :)

Ali - those scarves are really sweet looking and the price isn't bad either.

Yesterday was weigh in, I managed to make it through the holidays with a 1.6 pound loss - I think this is the first time I've done that. I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys the weather.

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Friday – It actually went above freezing today . . . another heat wave! I’ll take it.

Mom & Dad are coming up on Saturday, so have lots of prep to do. Will have roast chicken, mashed potatoes (Mom’s request), sweet potatoes (my request!), green peas/corn for Mom, asparagus for Dad and I, and a spinach salad w/peppers, purple onion and tomatoes. Have to make a rum cake for Dad too. So, looks like I’ll be in the kitchen!

HUGS and have a great Friday!

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Thank you, 1. :)

I had to repost this, the money goes for a great cause (the homeless shelter in Green Bay). One of Residents made them and I ordered 2 (one for our daughter's birthday and one for myself). They are so nice; $5 and $10, the $10 are personalized with whatever you want on it. Shipping is $15 or you can pick it up at the shelter in Green Bay.

I LOVED it! http://wbay.com/2015/01/14/cheer-on-the-pa
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Birthday tomorrow, shopping today/night, Company Sunday, another busy weekend! Have a great one and always take along a smile where ever you go!

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Ali: Have fun @ the ;party!!!!

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Hi, Rayliznic! My plans for this weekend are: a birthday party for a 2 year old and church on Saturday, along with working on figuring out how to etch some colored mugs I got..nothing's working so far; and Sunday family is coming over to watch the game, so cooking, fun, and more wedding stuff! How about you?

1: great to hear you got some good rest!! Yes, getting up early does catch up to you! Glad to hear it's supposed to warm up today, if only that wind would stop blowing it'd feel a lot warmer!!

Have a great day, everyone, and share those smiles!
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Thursday – Friday Eve. Hurray! Warming up a little. Supposed to get to 20 today. No precipitation, so I’ll be satisfied. Out for a walk and a nice sunrise!

Got to bed early last night, so feel rested. The early hour getting up catches up sometimes I guess!

Let’s make it a good Thursday!

Looks like my folks are making the trip up here on Saturday. That will be nice, but better monitor the weather so they're safe!

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Hello all, plans for this warm weekend??

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Ali: Yup . . . he wind got me too!

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Thank you, Zak and 1; Zak, if it's the bobbin causing problems, try putting it in the other way (upside down), I've had someone tell me thats what was wrong with my sewing machine because the thread under kept messing up.

Also, Zak, have you tried measuring, instead of using the scale? When I started, I didn't think I was losing weight either, but I found, because of the exercises I was doing, I was losing inches, not weight. So try measuring your waist, hips, arms, legs, bust, and keep track of that. It could be what's going on, and you not know it. Never give up, keep moving foward, we're here behind you!!

Jodrox, no, sorry, I'm not to the point where I can run very far, and that's too far for me, anyway. :)

1, Yep, that we are...way to be prepared with getting the meals prepared, excellent job. It was sunny down here all day, but that darn wind is what got to me..I was COOOOLLLLDDDD.

Have a great evening, everyone, see you soon!


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Wednesday – No snow, but no sun. Still fine for an outdoor walk. Did it! Cabin fever rears its ugly head when not able to walk outdoors!

Did lots of cooking yesterday, so have meals prepped for the rest of the week. YEAH! Most of it was cutting a chopping veggies and other ingredients so I can put together the meal quickly.

Mid-week. We are surviving!

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Is anyone doing the Get Lucky 7K or Half Marathon in the Twin Cities on March 14?

www.getluckytc.org/

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Zak: Definitely hang in there. Keep on doing the exercise and eating nutritiously. That's going t work for you but it takes time.

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Ali - Good luck. I can't wait till I learn to sew, it'll be a little while - need to save up for a new machine. I tried the one I have and it isn't working.

Feeling a little frustrated, I think I've hit a plateau. The scale hasn't moved in about a week. But I'm not giving up, I've been getting a bit more exercise in. Not as much as I want but more than I was doing so I'm heading in the right direction (albeit slowly). I hope everyone is enjoying that bright ball in the sky, who knows when we'll see it again.

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Ali: Good luck! HUGS

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Well, here earlier than usual, I have to head out to search for bridal trim for our daughter's dress..hard to match what's on there, but I'm going to try!

Have a great day everyone, and always remember to Smile!! emoticon emoticon

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How 'bout dem Packers Hey?!?!? emoticon

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Ali: Go Packers! Yeah!

Glad you had a good Sunday.

Ladies -- way to go!

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See it worked, we were quiet about the windchill and now it's...gone! for a while, YAY!!

Zak: I had cauliflower and broccoli veggies for my low carb snacks, sooo good. that's not bad at all, see I KNEW you could do it!! Have a wonderful Monday!!

Huldevon: great job, keep up the good work, and yes it can be hard, but we can do it, and will!!

1: I love that response!! And water is a great way to keep from overeating, too!

Travlnwoman: I know I don't have the Vivo Fit either, but would love to have it, it would be wonderful!

Have a great weekend, everyone, I'm back to being busy again..maybe one day *L*

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Monday – Yesterday was actually pleasant relative to what the past week’s temps have been! HURRAY

The beginning of another busy week. But prepared. Have meals in the freezer for these busy times. Lifesavers!

Hope it’s a good Monday.


ZAK: LOVE your cucumber recipe. I am always looking for bread substitutions. That’s a good one.

HUL: Yes, there are always changes being made. I just have a plain pedometer, which suits my neds.

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I wanted to get a tracker too, but I'm waiting after reading that there are going to be new ones coming out in the spring. I know there is always something new going to come out. I'm going to wait for now.

http://www.cnet.com/news/fitness-tracker
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I ended up with a couple of good snacks. I did ham, cream cheese, and green onion wraps. And I did little cucumber "sandwiches", sliced a cucumber into about 16 slices and put some ham and cheese on it and topped with another slice of cucumber. Tasted yummy and filled me up. But what made it all taste that much better was the Packer win! Stayed in range today and so far no sweets.

I hope everyone had a great Sunday!

I have a Spark tracker and I really like it, haven't really read up on the other tracking devices. Let me know if you get it, how you like it.

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Hope you get it!


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I just got the free tracker from my insurance company but what I really want, and a lot of people love is the Vivo Fit that you wear on your wrist. It tracks your steps and your sleep, along with some other perks. So that is on my list of things to get before spring.

1st goal 50#
2nd goal 75#
3rd goal 110#

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That's what we do for each other! HUGS

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Thanks got the water in hand now. Thanks for being here too.


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HUL: I keep water handy, sip @ it. I will tell food pushers, "I'm delighted you're thinking of me. I'm sure it's delicious, but I am full."

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Using spark on my phone at a football party. So hard to keep down my cal count right now. They keep trying to get me to drink and eat more. I even said I am trying to cut calories. So I loaded this and entered my food to remind me why I'm doing this and that others are out there doing the same thing.
Hope everyone enjoys the game halftime now.

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