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I tried to get the boss to pay us triple time yesterday, I mean she got an extra day outta us right? Didn't work lol

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I'm leaping!!
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emoticon Happy Leap Day! An extra day to Play! Have a gr8 weekend! Cheers :)

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying ~ Friedrich Nietzsche. I want to fly.
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It's Friday fun day! Hanging out with the family!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

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Today was chores, then going to my mom's to pick the oranges off her tree for her and take out her trash. At 85 and with bad knees, she needs some help. Then we visited for awhile.

Ashley's last day was today for 3 months...just waiting for the baby to come! Talked to her mom too... they're keeping her in the hospital 10 days to do 5 plasma exchanges (every other day). I feel bad that tomorrow is her mom's birthday and Ashley can't visit since she's due and shouldn't be around illness. Luckily she'll be home right after the baby's born!

Kim - Happy Birthday to Leo! Sounds like a fun celebration! Oh, I'm used to the laughing with burps and farts with my big goofball son Kevin... it's never stopped! LOL

Wendi - Take it easy so you don't relapse!

Jill - Hi!

Tracy - I feel that way too. I usually make fun of myself... it's a defense mechanism of saying first what I think people are thinking about me. Not all bad...are family is funny!

~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

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I wish someone's negative comments wouldn't cut to the quick....Its so hard to not give them that power. But there will always be someone hating...because too many people like to tear someone down when they are successful. I think a lot of my behaviors over my life were formed by being bullied as the fat kid. Sometimes that stuff still surfaces for me at 53 yrs old

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Wendi I loved your post as those are my exact thoughts I celebrate each and everyone of you and the amazing influences you have had on my life.

Oh Laura hope you feel better soon. When I had my prep for my implants, my mouth was so sore. You know I was beginning to think my fitbit was defective because I always have a fair sleep with an occasional poor but have actually had 2 goods this last week. YAHOO!!

Jules never let anyone knock you down. Negative talk is so ugly and I for one love your positivity and motivation.

Kim glad you got to spend time with those boys. Had to email my daughter-in-law yesterday and tell her I desperately needed Savannah pictures. She is already 8 months old.

Tracy hope you are doing great.

Lisa and Dee please come back to us.

Wishing all of you a great day.

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Hey everyone! I'm still not 100%. I can't keep up with things as I'm winded just walking across the room. So no exercise for me and my eating has been hit and miss. I haven't gained so far so that is a plus. Really hoping I will be 100% soon. Sick of being sick!

So know that I'm celebrating with you, crying with you, laughing with you, wishing with you and praying with you everyday! I hope March is a kick ass month! Have a great day all!

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Jules, that is exactly what you have to do. Tell them to talk to the hand and walk away from them. Found this on facebook and I think it says a lot. Just walk away.

Brenda, I am so very blessed to have the stinky boys in my life. They have truly brought so much joy and love in my life that is for sure. I have not a doubt your grandbaby will be exactly the same. Although you have a couple of years before burps, farts, and boogers become so funny.

Today is Leo's birthday. And it happens to be my day to leave early and pick them up. I can't wait. We are having pizza and brownies for a little party today and then the big party is Saturday at the bowling alley. I can't believe that little nerd is 3 today. They grow up entirely too fast that is for sure! Have a great day ladies.

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Kim - I just love the unending love of your stinky boys! They are so adorable - it warms my heart and makes me smile! Kevin was like that too (still very loving at 32), so I can't wait for the same thing from my grandbaby!

Jules - Good job for Gramsie...she had the right attitude! I always think that when someone is openly hurtful to us, that karma's gonna be a b!tch!! It's never okay to verbally abuse someone even if you think a certain way. We're here for you!

Today it was "Baby's Day Out" with my mom... LOL. I followed her to get her car a check up, then took her to Dollar Tree, UPS, lunch at El Pollo Loco, Ralph's, Kohl's and Target, then back to the dealer to pick up her car and go home. Out for 7 hours, but had a fun time! Then I cooked dinner for Kevin & Ashley and brought it to them and we enjoyed a few hours visiting before the baby is born and chaos comes! Unfortunately, her mom (who lives with them) was taken to the hospital again today for a Myasthenia Gravis Crisis (hard to breathe, swallow, etc). Hard on them right when the baby's due. Ashley only has tomorrow to work and then she's off for 3 months. She sees the doctor on Friday to see if she's dilating more. We'll see!

One more push for the end of a healthy week... let's make it a good one!
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emoticon Heal fast Laura!

emoticon thanks for the support & encouragement emoticon s!

I just don't know why anyone feels free to judge/disapprove, sneer or whatever... it is emotional to receive the brunt end of it, but I agree, just gotta NOT accept it, NOT internalize it... I am trying to think of it as

talk to the hand emoticon

emoticon my gramsie, however, when I would ask... why don't you say something/whatever when people were being overbearing... she shrugged and said, she just nods & smiles, then does her own thing. I am trying to adopt that kind of response, especially with this, because honestly, this is their problem - it is a personality DEFECT! and it's theirs, not mine! lol ;)

so they can talk to the hand all they want.... I will just do my own thing, which includes Sparking here! With Y'all :)



emoticon ps ~ if you're interested, here's my 10+ mins walking challenge for this week - 3 of us kicked almost 500 mins last week!

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Jules, there are days I would love to tell some people that I maybe over weight but you are ugly inside and I can fix being overweight what can you do about being ugly. Some people are going to treat us poorly no mater how we treat them. I am so grateful that I can come here and chat with you all here. You all have been there done that and it helps being able to chat with like minded people.

Laura, glad to hear surgery went well. And yay for good sleep even if it is pain reliever induced. I do hope that the pain is manageable now since you have to go back to work.

Brenda, I canít wait!!! So excited for you my dear!

I got to go and get my little stinky boy hugs and kisses last night. I swear they just make the stress melt away. I will be so glad when tax season is over though so that I can see them a lot more again. As I was leaving last night I here RaRa wait. Here comes Leo he has too ask everytime if I am coming back to play games with him. I said Leo donít I always come back and play games with you and he said yes ďI love youĒ and shut the door. Love that child to pieces. Lukie was too busy playing his game to be bothered by me last night. LOL Have to get ready for work. Have a great day ladies!


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Kim - No baby yet, but due on Monday! I hope it's soon...I can't wait to see him! How fun that you get to do baby girl gifts! Happy Birthday to Leo!!

Jules - Don't let the haters hate!! That's why we're here on this site...support and being with others like us. You're successful...making changes for the better and continuing to push. We can do it!!

Laura - Glad you're doing good. I had that done last year and am now finally going to have the screw tested mid-March to make sure the bone attached before getting my implant. Boy, it's the longest process!!

Not much happening... cleaning and waiting for my grandbaby to be born! Tomorrow we're visiting Kevin & Ashley. I have a cute photo album to give them that says "You are my Sunshine" on it. I'm bringing dinner for them too. It'll be fun to hang out!

Have a great day and get better to those who are sick!

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Surgery went well. Had the tooth extracted and a bone graph done to prepare for implants later this year. They took a 3D xray and I got to see a 3D pic of my skull. It was kind of cool. I had become a Halloween prop.

Been on heavy duty pain killers since yesterday that have been kicking my behind. I actually ended up with a GOOD sleep score on my Fitbit for the first time. I'm usually FAIR or POOR. Back to work tomorrow. Still soft foods for at least the next two weeks.

I'll catch up on everyone's posts tomorrow when I'm less fuzzy. Let's keep going with our good week!

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emoticon Everyone!!! and everyone you know!!!



emoticon I love the promise of this quote - At first they'll ask you why you're doing it. Later they'll ask you how you did it!

Right now, most of my life - usually it's people either trying to fix me, censoring what/why I'm eating, even asking me 'why bother, you never do whatever... quit smoking, lose weight, keep exercising... and it's all like deflating - just pops my bubbles of enthusiasm and can do and will do thinking... knocks me off my feet when I get whack attacked in a negative way by people...

emoticon it is why, I think that support, like the support we share here is so profoundly helpful, motivating and inspiring ~ I am glad when people post & share - it helps me in ways words just can't express... so thank you for sharing your story! have a gr8 day! I need to jet, work break over! LOL Cheers :)

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Laura, how are you doing? I have been thinking about you. I hope you are doing alright.

Wendi, Bless your heart. That stuff just stinks! And um no they canít do the dishes. Mom will get it when she feels better. UGH My hubby fixed dinner last night and I swear he used every single pot/pan we own to do it. If he thinks I am cleaning up the kitchen this morning he need to think again I am not. LOL Glad you are feeling better!

Jill, It is so heartbreaking to watch my mom deteriorate that is for sure. But luckily, she has more good days then bad, even when she is telling me she is going to shoot me. She still thinks she is going home. She was telling me that she was going to make Ron take her on vacation when she gets out of there. I just go along with her and ask where she is going, She says she doesnít know. Sorry I talked to Beverly a couple of days ago, she said she was some better but sleeping a lot. Which is what she needs to heal. I hope she gets to feeling a lot better soon.

Stephanie, Yes grand kisses are the best! In fact I am stopping by tonight when I get off work for just that reason! Well and to drop off stuff for Leoís pinata, his 3rd birthday is Thursday and he is having a party at school and I have goodies for his class. Thanks for the continued prayers for my mother, she sure needs them so sad.

Brenda, I have truly been enjoying momís stories but man why did she never tell us these before? Itís like she has opened a damn in her mind. How much longer till we have a baby??? I have a co-worker who is due April 1st I am going to be making her some onsies. This weekend for her baby gift. And the boys old daycare teacher is pregnant as well so I got some for her too. Awhile back, I made her a shirt that says ďBetter late than UglyĒ with huge ďeyelashesĒ and she loves it. So I am making one for the small fry. And looking for little tutuís to go with it. I finally get to make little girl things. LOL

Have a great day ladies its going to be a busy one for me. I still have clients come in and ask if we are busy, then complain it took them 2 weeks to get a appointment to see me. Well, no no we aren't busy at all. I just didn't feel like working for 2 weeks. emoticon . I am booked out till almost the end of March ugh. Crazy I tell ya!


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Today we had Direct TV hooked up. Got a special through Costco and we're saving $100/mo on our bundle. Did a bit of laundry, picked up the house, and wrapped a baby photo album for the kids. Only 1 week from today that he's due!!

Kim - When my grandma was like that, it was nice to hear about her life from long ago. Enjoy her stories!

Stephanie - Glad you're feeling better! I can't until our grandson is here! I can't wait to love him up like you do Baizley!

Wendy - So sorry you were so sick! I'm glad you're feeling better. Take it easy!

Hi to everyone else! Hope you all have a fantastic week!



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Jill - I can't wait til the time changes. I never thought I'd say that because I usually love when it gets dark early, but I'm actually looking forward to spring this time around and doing things outdoors.

Kim - Those grands kisses make everything better, don't they? I got a ton of them this past weekend from my Baizley. I already miss her so much. When everyone left this morning, and the house was empty again, it was far too quiet, and I felt like crying. It's always the worst right after they leave. I don't know why. I bet your mom's stories are so interesting. Continued prayers for her.

Wendi - Oh no! I'm so sorry you're sick! I hope you start feeling better soon. ((((HUGS))))) The flu and stomach virus have been rampant in our community lately. I hope it stays far away from our house.

Jules - Thank you for sharing the blog link. You always share the most inspiring stuff. I totally agree with you about movies being way too dark. Shawn and I have been watching a bunch of old movies and TV shows lately because there isn't much to watch nowadays that we care for.

Brenda - I can't believe it's almost grandbaby time! This is so exciting and reminds me so much of the anticipation when we were waiting for Baizley. I can't wait to see pictures of your handsome little man!

Laura - Sending you a ton of hugs, love, and prayers. I hope today wasn't too rough for you. I'm not crazy about Joaquin Phoenix either. You're right about him looking dazed and confused all the time. The only movie of his I kind of like is Walk the Line.

Beverly - Continued prayers for you, my friend! I sure hope you start feeling better real soon. (((((HUGS))))))

Tracy - Way to go getting those steps in! I'm proud of you. Keep it up! I'm glad your husband has decided to get healthy with you. I know it helps so much when our family members are on the same plan as we are. Doing it alone is tough.

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Oh no so sorry to hear several of you are down and out. Hope Wendi and Stephanie are back to their happy selves soon. Hate hate being sick. Laura I am definitely not a dentist fan. Good luck with the extraction. Any new word on Beverly?

Brenda baby time is right around the corner. Wish I could spend more time with my mom.
Kim I bet the stories are interesting. Think seeing aging parents is so hard. At one time they were the strongest people in our lives and now to see them dependent on others and frail just breaks my heart.

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emoticon Wendi! Sounds awful....found out my niece and her youngest are both sick again. Been a rough cold/flu season

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Hey all!
Sorry I've been MIA. Wanna guess why? YEP! Caught the sickness. Jack was fever free on Wednesday but didn't go back to school until Thursday because he was so weak. Mike had the fever on Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning plus the cough and headache. I got the fever on Thursday afternoon and it was up and down through Saturday. Also had the headache, body aches and cough. Still have the cough....ugh. It put me out, folks. I could barely move on Thursday evening and didn't get much better until Saturday afternoon. The older boys showed up to visit but we just watched movies (which was still nice). They are back to school/home again. I'm doing laundry and dishes and and and. Seriously, they couldn't even do the dishes! So frustrated with them (jack and mike). So I will try and catch up soon. Just wanted to let you know I was still alive!

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emoticon you killed me with the Peanuts reference when talking to your husband! LOL....same here! There are times when I feel like the dogs understand more than him emoticon

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Hello friends! I feel like itís been forever since I posted. Iím so sorry about that. I was sick most of last week, so I wasnít online very much. Then Matthew, Laken, Baizley, and Jacob were here for the weekend, so the whole weekend was crazy busy. They left this morning around 9:00, and now Iím just trying to get caught up on laundry and cleaning the house. Jacob is expecting something in the mail today, and Iím taking it to him around noon after he finishes his classes. So ... another busy day. I promise Iíll get back in here and catch up on the posts as soon as I can.

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I will be thinking about you today Laura.

Brenda you always do the funnest stuff with your family.

Went and visited my mom yesterday, she can't remember what happened 2 hours earlier but she was sure full of stories from when she was younger. It's neat to hear some of them that is for sure. She is still doing the exact same. Nothing new at lease not backsliding too much.

Guess I best get moving. Today is payroll day for the IGA's . always a fun filled day. LOL Have a great day ladies.

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Good luck Laura!

Toay we worked a puzzle at Mom's... didn't finish it, but it's 1000 pieces.

Hope you had a fun weekend!

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Hi all! Been MIA. Trying to get stuff done and kept falling asleep before I posted. Have to have a tooth extracted tomorrow so we will see how doped up I am tomorrow.

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.

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Hi Everyone!

Nothing new...just hanging out with the family! Shopped for a few hours (World Market, Old Navy and Target), came home and made Gnocchi for dinner. Now we're watching TV together....a usual day!

Have a great weekend!

~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

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emoticon morning :)

emoticon think those cherry blossoms might be in Washington DC... snagged it cause it's so beautiful - I like to imagine such places, things of beautfy for a moment or 2 as a little mini de-stress emotional bubblebath ;)

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Beverly, bless your heart. I am glad they found out what was going on last night. But you have had enough that is for sure.

Jules, I agree with you, sometimes these tired bones donít want to get up and move but I am making myself for this challenge. What a beautiful picture of the Cherry Blossoms. I am jealous! I joined in on the new challenge with you as well

Brenda, awe I canít wait for that baby to be born. Such a great gift for them I am sure they will love having pics of the little one throughout the years.

Wendi, Laura, Stephanie and Jill Hello Ladies!

Well gotta get my bones moving have to work till 4 today. I am way over it that is for sure lol have a great day ladies.

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Kim - I bought a photo album and just printed the baby sonogram pics and Ashley's side views during this time. I'm giving it to them this weekend! Then they can put other baby pics in there when he's born.

Beverly - OMG! So sorry you were in the hospital again, but glad they figured it out. Rest, rest, rest! We need you well!

Tracy - I'm glad hubby's listening to the doc! It helps when you're both following healthy eating. Don't worry about the difference in the scale, as long as you use the same one consistently, you can track your weight loss.

Jules - I joined your challenge! These are fun and push me to work harder!

Played Bunco tonight with friends. Didn't win but had tons of fun! Tomorrow it's supposed to rain a little here, so maybe we'll have a game day!

Enjoy the weekend!

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Tracy! I hear that! had a new one that was up... it was a shock! Glad hubby is taking docs advice to heart, it can be so shocking... Hang in!



emoticon I have a little trouble with hubby - when I try to talk about these things, I swear he hears me like in the Peanuts cartoon - his eyeballs roll into the back of his head and my voice sounds like the muffled teacher talking in the background...



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emoticon emoticon oh no Beverly! hope you can turn the corner! emoticon

emoticon fresh tennies for anyone who wants to join us walking! I have appreciated the company! and, sometimes, it's just hard to actually get up an do it, so it's helping to know other people are here, trying and doing things like walking too!

emoticon our yard is coming into bloom this week - it was frosty this morning when furbaby decided to sniff every loving blade of sparkly grass, lol... but I am looking forward to the warmer weather & especially cherry blossoms soon! Have a good weekend, everyone. Cheers :)




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ahhh...Beverly! You poor thing....you definitely need a break! emoticon emoticon

My husband's new doctor recommended a scale for him. He's been facing some new health issues probably related to eating poorly and not doing anything - moving wise. It's all catching up to him. But now that the doctor is telling him he needs to get it together and do something now or he will die sooner than later, he's starting to listen. Now I'm still obese, but I'm still trying and while my better choices haven't added up to any great success with weight loss, I'm not giving up and trying to focus on creating new habits. Anyways, the scale came. Its the fancy kind now where is does the body fat and sync's to an app on your phone and it synced to my Fitbit. Well, holy crap! Apparently my other scale was off a bit! emoticon emoticon ... like 5# off.

So after feeling defeated this morning, I've dusted myself off and am charging forward!

The good news in all this is that now he will be eating more in line with my plan so we don't have to buy separate groceries. And if I can stop overeating, then maybe I can see more progress on the darn scale.

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Beverly, I am so very glad that you are home! I hope they are able to figure out what is going on with you soon and can fix it!

Jill, I am good well maybe a bit of a walking zombie but hanging in there ya know? I took off early yesterday to spend some time with the boys. Amazing how much we miss each other when we donít get to spend a lot of time together. Leo just wanted me to hold him most of the time and Luke and I played beyblades and watched something on his ipad. How are you doing with Phit and Phat?

Tracy, bumping up your step goal is a good thing! Means you are moving more. That is awesome!~

Brenda, only a few more days. I know you canít wait. Do you scrapbook? It would be a great surprise for them if you made them a scrapbook with the ultrasound pics.

Laura, has work slowed down any?

Jules, Thanks for starting our walking challenge again. I am enjoying walking with you. And I love your motivation. Thank you for that!

Wendi, how is Jack? Back to where he needs to be?

Stephanie, how is that beautiful granddaughter doing?

Well, I am off to get ready for work. I am sure my desk is buried from my short day yesterday. Have a great start to the weekend ladies.


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Beverly - So glad you're home! I hope they figure out what's going on!

Jill - If it was that cold here, I'd probably exercise at home!!

Tracy - Woo hoo for passing your step goal! You're doing great!

Today I scanned my grandson-to-be's sonogram pics into the computer. My son & DIL wanted snapshots made of them to put in a photo album. I can't wait to see him!

Have a good Friday! We're going to play Bunco and I'm bringing a fruit pizza!

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dashing through.... emoticon emoticon Beverly! Sure hope you get on the mend.

They are moving some of the coronavirus patients to Spokane (about 160 miles from we live)...too close for my comfort...scary stuff

Been busy here this week...compared to when most of the time I'm bored out of my mind emoticon Settled a personal injury case the other day so I've been doing paperwork and phone calls on that and then attorney is in settlement negotiations on another and then have one going to mediation next week. phew!

I've been exceeding my daily step goal so I think I will bump my goal up some. My goal is so low compared to most everyone else, but with my back the last couple of years it is what is it. I am up and moving a lot more at our new offices because things are further away. I am usually meeting my 2750 goal by lunchtime or shortly after.

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So happy to see your post Beverly. Been worried about you. Praying for answers and feeling better soon.

Brenda you are an inspiration. Wish I would get to the gym more often. It is only 10 degrees here this morning and more snow. I know weather is only an excuse and it is not cold inside the gym. emoticon I knew to commit to doing more.

Wendi hope Jack is feeling much better and no one else in the family caught it.

Kim sure you are super busy at work but thinking about you and hoping everything is going ok.

Laura, Tracy, Stephanie and whoever I missed out there. emoticon

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone and weigh-in is only a day away.

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Laura - hope work slows down a bit!

Jules - Signed up again! Glad you're getting around...good for you to keep moving!

I did chores, grocery shopping and went to the gym today. Trying to move some of this bad eating erased!

Keep pushing!!

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emoticon ooh ooh, love yurts & also no desire to see the Joker... I loved the Batman tv show... it was funny... they have gone so dark with the movies... just not my cup of tea... much prefer campy and inspiring to the noble... think it's why I like star trek so much... and then there's just the bang bang smack/shoot 'em ups like Lethal Weapon for releasing aggression, LOL ;)



emoticon anyways, super busy, so just dropping by with the link to my 10+ mins a day walking challenge for this week! Although I am doing a little better all the time, i still hobble & wobble, so I want to Move to Improve my walking! You're invited if you're interested, just strap on your tennies and walk 10+ mins a day - break it up if you need to... I'm workin my way up to 30 mins a day... Here's the link :)

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Stephanie - I haven't seen the Joker. Not a fan of the actor. He always seems like he is either on drugs or has a mental illness. Probably good for the role since he won the Oscar for it but even his acceptance speech was weird. Have no desire to watch that movie. Instead of that darkness - loving the bright happy pic of the two of you. Both are cuties!

Jill - the Yurts sound like fun. I love the out of the way places. A lot of the small towns around here have the best places to go.

Kim - I'd be going after the seafood! Don't get too much good seafood in Iowa unless you are talking catfish. Thanks for letting us know about Beverly. Heard from her and sounds like she got over one hurdle but the docs are trying to figure out how to proceed with her. Let's hope they figure it out soon. She has had too much rough times lately.

Wendi - there is so much influenza out there. I think Oregon is the only state that doesn't have major outbreaks state-wide. Guess we need to move to Oregon. Fluids and sleep. Let's hope jack doesn't pass the germs around.

Brenda - in another week you'll be counting down in hours! So excited.

Work has been super busy and I come home beat. I need to go to bed early tonight. Dental appt tomorrow for a cleaning. I dread the visit but like the results.

You all got a couple more days to stick to your plans! Let's do it ladies!

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Sorry I was MIA all weekend...so busy with celebrations! Birthdays, baby shower, Valentine's Day...too much overeating and only 3 days to turn it around!!
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So much to do to get ready for my grandbaby...due in less than 2 weeks! Loved all of your posts! Have a fantastic week!
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Stephanie - Baizley is so adorable and growing so fast! That picture of you two is precious!

Beverly - Sending hugs and prayers that you get better quickly!

Wendi - So sorry your kiddo has the flu! Hope he feels better soon. Rest and don't push it!

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emoticon Oh no, missed the info about Beverly - hope you hear from her soonest Kim... will keep fingers crossed for her... already holding my breath!



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Hi all!

Jack is still sick although a bit better. His temp was only 100 this morning and it was 103 yesterday coming down to 100 with tylenol. Just trying to keep him drinking. He is dizzy and weak. This is day 3. Ugh! I know this crap is going around and I really hope this ole gal doesn't get it! Mike is catching a cold so I really hope he doesn't get it too.

So sorry about Beverly--hope they get it figured out soon and she is better. Keep us updated, Kim.

Well I better keep plugging along. My routine is so out of whack with a sick kid. My exercise isn't getting done either. Ugh! Hoping for normalcy soon!

Have a great day everyone!

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Wendi, Sorry Jack isnít feeling great. Never fun when our kiddos get sick. I know that there is a lot going around here in Ohio. Hopefully he is feeling better today.

Jill, I for one canít wait for it to be lighter longer. I am over this cold dreary weather we have been having here. While we arenít getting the snow, we are getting a ton of rain.

Hi Jules. I thought there was a way to save blogs but I guess that is only on Spark content. What a fabulous blog! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sorry I was so sort with my post about Beverly, I honestly am not sure what happened with her. She sent me a message that she was in the ICU and I am worried about her. I am going to send her a text today and check on her I will keep you all updated. Fingers crossed she is doing better today.

Not much going on here. Crazy busy at work yippee NOT. Have a wonderful day ladies!


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emoticon Hi everyone, super busy & on the run, but just wanted to pop in and share this...

emoticon I wish there was a way to save favorite blogs! this one totally sparked me today! she started about where I started... although our paths/approach are different, her point is, don't copy other people, explore and find the way that works for you :)

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Oh Wendi nothing is worse than having a sick child. Sure hope he feels better soon.

Really nice here now other than a little windy but they are saying more snow later tonight and my mind is saying no, no and no. We still have snow in our backyard that has been there since November. We get snow here but it doesn't usually stick around long. Average temps this time of year are supposed to be mid 40s and it has been in the 30s. 39 right now as I write. But o the plus side 20 more days and we can spring our clocks forward. I love the extra hour of light in the evenings.

Hello to all of you our there in cyberspace - have a super great week.

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Good Morning!

Again, thank you for all the birthday wishes. We didn't do much over the weekend. Jack woke up sick yesterday and poor guy is not feeling good at all. Fever and dizziness. Trying to keep fluids in him but he just wants to sleep, which I am letting him. Talked to a gal at church yesterday and her daughter had what sounds like the same thing......was out for 4 days and is still not completely up to par. I hate when they are sick! Luckily no school today but it isn't looking promising for tomorrow either.

Hope everyone has a good start to their week! I will check in later!

Stephanie-Baizley is absolutely adorable! I can't believe how big she is getting already!!

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Jules, I agree. I do so much more when I am doing it with my friends.

Wendi, Staying in sounds great! I would love to do nothing for a couple of days. Seems like my one day off I have so much to do that nothing that I need to get done gets done.

Jill, weekends are the worst arenít they? They seem to always de-rail me. Itís like my brain says yay I have been good all week, itís time to party. ☹

Beverly, So glad to hear you are going so good! You know I have been thinking about you.

Laura, Plans are made for the beginning of the week at least. I am ready to rock and roll. That restaurant sounds great. Sometimes places in the middle of nowhere are the best ones to go too. We didnít do anything for Valentineís Day never have but we did go out to one of my favorite places to eat yesterday. We went to Papadeaux itís a seafood kitchen. I donít like seafood at all but they have a fabulous salad!


Stephanie, look at Miss Baizley she is growing to fast. And the smile on your face says it all! Mom is much the same. Not much of a change although her memory is slipping more than it was she has issues remembering a lot and she knows it. Which is sad. I am truly glad my boys are back. Man did I miss them!! I went and got my kisses Saturday when they got home and then again yesterday. Nothing in this world better.

Well, I am off to get something done this morning before I leave for work. I have my plan ready to go for today. I made Chicken Salad and added some grapes for my lunch. I think we are having Meatloaf for dinner so good to go for at least today right? Have a great day ladies.





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Laura we have a place like that here by the river that has yurts you can stay in but has fantastic BBQ and burgers. Nice to have a bum day.

Stephanie Miss Baizley is absolutely adorable. Glad you got your hugs and kisses in.

Not so sure I made the best food choices today but tomorrow is a new day.

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Good evening, friends! Finally have a few minutes to sit and chat. It's been a busy week and weekend. We visited Matthew, Laken, and Baizley today and had a great time. Shawn wasn't able to go because he's been sick with a cold the past three days, so he was pretty bummed about that. They're coming to stay with us this weekend though, so he'll get to catch up on his cuddles and kisses with Miss Baizley.

Wendi - We don't do much for Valentine's Day either. We ate breakfast at Cracker Barrel Friday morning and that was it for us. We usually save up our money and do something for our anniversary instead. I can't imagine what it would be like if I was Shawn's secretary. Oh my. That probably wouldn't go over well. LOL. Congrats to Jack and his teammates!

Tracy - I'm glad the move went well. I hope your back is feeling better. ((HUGS)) I bet your hairstyle will look incredible! I got four inches cut off my hair a few days ago, and it feels SO much better now. Congrats on the maintain! I've had several pairs of sneakers and the New Balance brand always fits me the best.

Jill - Glad you're feeling better! I had a scale that gave me inaccurate readings like that when I moved it from room to room and it drove me nuts.

Kim - I know you're glad to have your boys back. How is your mom doing?

Laura - Jacob watched one of the Oscar nominated movies, The Joker, a couple of nights ago, and he said it was very dark and disturbing. Most movies don't bother him, but he said this one did. Have you watched it?

Brenda - Oh man do I dread painting the bedrooms. I have a stack of paint samples beside me on the desk right now that I need to sort through. I've been putting off choosing a color because I despise painting so much. Oh well...it has to be done. I think it's wonderful you have such a close relationship with your mother. I've never had that. Too much water under the bridge between us. I love her very much, but we've never been the best of friends.

Beverly - So glad you're doing well! How sad about your nephew and his best friend. I hope he's able to come back from this. Suicide is so devastating for those left behind. One of Shawn's brothers and one of his first cousins committed suicide a few years ago, and every day they've been left to deal with the whys and what ifs. It isn't fair.

Jules - You always share the most inspiring posts and graphics. Love them! Thank you!

Have a wonderful week!

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Sounds like my weekend Jill. Valentine date night on Saturday and total bums today. Tried a new restaurant that was an old converted barn out in the middle of nowhere. Good food and they have an outdoor balcony that will be cool to go back to this summer.

Just hanging out today doing laundry. We are starting the work week, so I hope everyone has made their plans and are ready to start the work week off strong!



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Oh no Tracy hope you are feeling better.

Always great to take time to reflect on our lives and where we are and where we want to go.

Had a great time last night. We were home by 10:30 and been totally bums all day today.

Have a super Sunday. Daytona day. Yahoo!!

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Happy Valentine's Day! Treat yourself special today!
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emoticon Hi Tracy! Ouch!!! emoticon

mutters, dang dogs.... I hear you, had a similar problem with a border collie who herded non-stop and tried to dole out when the other furbabies could eat, have attention... she was a real hound... it's kinda scary when they go into snarl mode! Sorry you got hurt 'cuz of it!

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emoticon Happy Valentines!

emoticon glad your recovery is coming along Beverly! Hope you're healed soonest! Deep healing seems to always take longer than I think it ought! Hang in!

emoticon Kim, it has been funner walking with peeps! Thanks!!! Know you'll enjoy the gks return! I can hear the joy from here!

emoticon Wishing you many more Wendi! and another year of happy progress!

emoticon Happy Dancing Jill ~ so glad you're better & can go out & hit it! and wtg on the Krispies treat @ the store!



I have been in deep thought about change this year ~ how to help myself, what works, what doesn't and had another realization or 2 the last few days... This morning, as we are hit in the face, all over the place with holiday treats & goodies, I remember again that a big part of my EXCESS OVEReating is just because I love it, all the treats & goodies ~ and would love it if every meal were a holiday feast, and food just was not the fuel for our body.... that our body stores the extra... (sighs)

Liking food is pretty normal, methinks... the part that hurts me, is using "I like food" or "I want more of that" or "I want that" as a reason to eat, even when my body does not yet need more food.

emoticon So, just reaffirming, it is an act of self-care and self-love to eat when our body needs it... to nourish and fuel our body ~ and it is an act of emotional self-care, and emotional self-love to find and choose foods that we also enjoy eating ~ and that is all good...

It is an emotional act of self-love and self-care to be kind to ourselves, to use loving, kind, caring words when we talk to ourselves

it is an act of self-care to do things that help our body, that lift our spirit, that soothes our soul ~ and as I ponder that, it's almost like we're our own superhero when we take steps, walk the talk, eat and live well ~ just for us ~ small, little acts of nourishment and self-care! Just for ourselves... In the words of Coco Chanel ~




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Happy Valentine's Day! emoticon Happy Birthday - if I missed it! emoticon emoticon

I need new sneakers and was wondering what you gals prefer? There are so many out there and they can get pretty $$, but being big I want something that will last a bit too. Any suggestions?

I missed work yesterday because I hurt my back Wednesday night. Dang dogs got in a tussle and I, without thinking launched myself down onto the floor wedged between my recliner and the couch...on my knees and elbows with one hand reached out holding Ginger down and my other holding Bella down and trying to pull them apart. They get along great, except they will literally fight for my attention. I try to dole it out fairly, but Ginger got excited and didn't wait so that pissed off Bella and it was on. You know how crazy Chihuahua's get! I didn't even think, I just launched myself on the floor. Needed help getting up. Jacked up my back and knee. And then the girls were all fine and happy again. little turds. So I loaded up on muscle relaxers and biofreeze on my shoulder and back and just rested yesterday. I'm still sore but better.

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emoticon Happy Valentine's Day emoticon I hope everyone has a great day! Nothing big on the agenda for us. Jack has bb practice and we are just as happy to stay in. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! Another day into my old age!! lol! Enjoy everyone!

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Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. Dinner and dancing is on my agenda for this evening. Should be fun.

Weekend is almost here and I must remember to stay focused. Darn weekends get me every time.

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Wendi, Happy Happy Birthday my dear friend emoticon You bet I can not wait until tomorrow. They will be home. Grandpa facetimed me yesterday so I could watch Lukie go down the waterslide. I am so grateful I got to see it but seeing it in person would have been so much better. HE was so excited to do that in the dark lol Send some sunshine too me. I need to see the sun. Its been a few days of rainy/slushie yuck here. 17 today so nothing like your temperature. But too cold for my bones.

Jules, I enjoy walking with you. Makes me want to get my bones up and moving! I got all my steps in everyday this week. I like being accountable to someone other than myself. You all keep me motivated!

Jill, I donít think Matthew could have gotten better in-laws all the way around. They truly try to include Doug and I every chance they get. Her dad and step mom really wanted us to come with the kids but itís tax season. So we are kinda stuck here right now. I have warned my girls at the office next year I really think we are going to go! Tax season comes every year. But my boys are growing up so quickly. Mom is much the same. I am going to go see her on my way to a clients office this morning. Itís hard to find the time right now with working from 7am to 8 pm my tookie is dragging! Great podcast you listened too. I am learning a ton not just about dieting, but about myself as well.

Brenda, I am still hearing about Santa. But now he knows he is being good enough. I am telling you those little boys are awesome. Only a few more days for you.

Laura, Jules Hi ladies.

Dee & Lisa come back.

Beverly , how are you doing my dear? Been thinking about you!

I am off to get ready to go see my mom and then to a clients then to work again and again bright spot? Its Friday, my babies come home tomorrow and I only have to work half a day!


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Kim - So funny and cute that Lukie saw Santa at the pool. Absolutely adorable!
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Wendi - Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you stayed toasty in your "warm" 20 degree weather! Enjoy!
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Jules - Great job at changing your snacking! I've been doing it as well. I can turn down or eat a small amount of high calorie food. We can do this!
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Jill - Great job on throwing away the Rice Krispie bar! I've found that some things don't taste as good as I euphorically recall. We're learning!
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Today I went grocery shopping and finished cleaning. Nothing too exciting!

Wishing everyone a great weigh in tomorrow!
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Good job Brenda. It is actually easy to make small changes that should lead to big results. Eeek baby time is getting closer. Love that your family is so close. My family is close but all live so far away. If most of our grandbabies were not in our area we would move to Florida to be closer to 2 of my brothers.

Kim bet you can't wait for those boys to get home. Love that the grandpa includes you. Speaks volumes of him as a person. How is your mom doing?

Wendi brrr I just don't like cold it is 7 degrees in Mobridge, SD where my mom is. She doesn't get out much when the weather is cold. Keep up the great work on working out.

Tracy I know exactly what you mean. I don't feel big but when I see pictures I go OMG. I tend to wear everything big because in my little head I think it camouflages all the big parts of me. emoticon

My 1% today - I bought 1 frosted rice krispie treat at Target and of course it was at the checkout. I knew better when I put it in my cart but my mind took over. I ate 2 bites and thought this really tastes crappy and threw it away. It definitely was not good like homemade ones are and I normally would have eaten it anyway but not today.

I heard a podcast that said when you are really craving something all kinds of hormones and other feel good stuff rushes to your brain and makes you impulsive at that exact moment. She said to take deep breathes for 90 seconds and give everything a chance to settle down and the cravings will start to reduce. I also know in 90 seconds I would have been done checking out and that thing would never had made it into my house.

Have a great Thursday to all of you. It is my dart night so should be fun.


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emoticon Hi everyone!

emoticon Thanks for walking with me - hadn't anticipated it, but it's a lot funner with others! Same reason I'm so glad we have this team!

emoticon the 1% idea emoticon
it's a really good idea - incremental baby steps! It is kind of how I released and replaced some of my tougher things - like binge eating whole family sized bags of my fav chips... I could not stay out of them if they were in the house... I tried buying the 100 cal snack packs by the box (6pks/box) but would tear into them in the car, wolf down the box... started just getting 1 snack pack at a time - would even pop into a store... eventually, was able to make a box last a week... and eventually, was able to have family size pkgs again - and even now, just not an issue, don't miss them, don't buy them, don't think of them... right up until I see a tv ad for the stupid junk food... I wish they would take junk food ads off tv, like they took off alcohol and sickerette ads! but I digress... the point is, I find it way more tolerable/emotional happy compromise to do the 1% approach! yay us!!



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Good Morning!

One more COLD day here and then it is supposed to warm up into the 20s(above zero)! The sun is shining so the cold is a little more tolerable. I prefer staying in my warm house though!

Jill- Great job on the 1%. Sounds like a great way to start!

Kim-I'm sure it will be a great day when the boys get home! It is so hard when all the sweets are right there in front of you and you are working a high stress job. ugh! Be strong!

Stephanie- been thinking of you!

Laura- I've been keeping my focus pretty well this week. I am on a roll and I really hope it shows on the scale but even if it doesn't, I will keep on going!

Jules-I too love all your motivational messages! Keep on walking!

Brenda-good for you too on the 1%. With all these little steps we will see results!!

Tracy- I hate the way I look in photos as well. I'm trying not to so critical of myself though. We are who we are and we need to love us now. I'm sure you looked beautiful in your new blouse!

Have a great day everyone! Better go fold the clothes that I didn't get to yesterday and then do some work.

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Goodness Wendi, that temperature is nuts! I would be frozen solid. I am glad you are getting the sun. I feel like I havenít seen the sun in days and days.

Jules I am with you again on the walking! Thanks for hosting. I love the motivational pictures that you post. I write most of them down in my journal. So thank you for that.

Hiya Stephanie, make sure to make time for you in all your business.

Laura, I am trying hard to keep my focus. I swear if people donít quit brining in junk food to our office I am going to scream. Seriously cake, cheesecake, brownies, a case of different cookies. Rice crispy treats. Why Why Why do people want to feed us junk? I did good at ignoring it Tuesday but yesterday the cookies screamed my name. ☹

Jill, great 1% win leaving some fries on your plate. It starts small doesnít it? I know that the moose here has great food so go you!!

Brenda, yes mam I miss them horribly. Last night their grandpa made my day I guess Leo is missing me something awful as well so grandpa facetimed me. Truly made my day. They will be home Saturday and I can not wait. I got to hear about their monster trucks, bubbles but the funniest thing is Lukie telling me how nervous he was at the pool, it seems like Santa is vacationing there and Lukie wasnít sure he was being good enough. And can you believe that Santa took off his shirt and they seen his big belly and it really is big? LOL Out of the mouths of babes. That is all he was worried about me knowing Of course I told him he is always good and that Santa knows that.

I only have clients in my office for half a day today. I kept my day blocked out so I can work on some of the corporate returns. I am hoping to get a couple them out of my office today. Have a great day ladies. Itís Friday eve!


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Kim - I'm sure you miss the boys terribly! Lucky kiddos to have such fun grandparents in all of you! When do they come home?

Wendi - I don't know how you go out in cold like that! I can't even imagine!!

Tracy - I always say that I must have a fun house mirror at home because I look totally different when I see myself in pictures!!

Jules - I joined the walking challenge again! It's pushing me to keep going.

Stephanie - Hi! Have a fun-filled week/weekend!

Laura - Keep warm! I'm focusing on exercising daily and hope to lose weight. I've been at a plateau for a month!

Jill - Stay warm too! I hope you're feeling better. I like the idea of looking at the "1%". I ate my grilled chicken wrap yesterday and took home the sweet potato fries....my 1%!

Today I cleaned the house some, sorted out gifts for our family birthdays, and went to the gym!

Let's have a healthy Thursday!

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Feeling much better but snowing again. Been cold here too Wendi. 22 now and high tomorrow is forecasted to be 32. Really need Spring. Laura stay warm.

The Phit N Phat talks about leveling up 1% every day. That could be as simple as leaving 2 bites on your plate, walking 15 minutes instead of 10, eating 3 pieces of pizza instead of your usual 4, etc. What can you do to level up tomorrow? I ask myself that question throughout the day. Tonight at the Moose for hamburger night and I threw away over 1/2 of my fries = my 1%



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Think you are sending your cold blast down to us Wendi. We are suppose to be below zero for the next couple of days. Thankfully not THAT cold. Brrr!

Everyone seems to be having a busy week. Even though we are busy - are you keeping your focus?

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emoticon Hi everyone ~ read everything, all caught up! and loved the vivaciousness going on here! Sparks me!

On the run, but wanted to drop off my walking challenge invite & link, everyone welcome!

I am still doing the SP 30 day walking challenge, and we are just starting week 4, already! Did 813 mins together last week, and I still need to modify... the challenge suggests 35 mins a day, but I"m hitting about 15 mins before my knee says enough... so, I think we just start where we are, and adjust as needed. If you'd like to do the 10+ mins a day, here's the link

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emoticon also, Snagged this pic/loved it... I am exercising, intentionally, for my health ~ I want to be able to take care of myself as long as possible :)



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brrr! I cannot imagine how cold that feels. We are in a warm spell right now with 50's and sun.

Today was weigh in day for me. Very thankful that I didn't gain any weight! Given how hectic and awful (food-wise) last week was. So I will take that as a win!

We have our office pictures today. They are redesigning our website. I hate the way I look in photos. I never feel as fat as I look in them. Which I guess is a good thing..lol. But I found a new blouse I had gotten on sale and it looks really pretty..so that makes me feel better

I scheduled an appointment with a new hair stylist for the 25th. My friend who used to do my hair has become friends with her, so I'm going to be the guinea pig! lol. But she has much better pricing than the guy I was seeing. I really need my blond highlights back!

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Good Morning Ladies!

We got a cold blast this morning. 45 below wind chill. Reminded it is still winter! Wish I could just stay in all day but Jack has early out at school so I have to go get him and then church tonight. ugh! Wish I could snuggle up under a blankie and veg today. On the plus side, the sun is shining......on the other side of the state they have blizzard yet again. We just had a touch of snow overnight. It is icy, however since it was 35 yesterday! Crazy weather!

I hope everyone has a great day! I'm off to do some laundry and get some work done!

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Jill I am hoping by today you are feeling a lot better. One of my co-workers has a trachea infection? Never heard of such a thing. She has been sick for a couple of weeks.

Wendi, Yay for Jackís team! A win is always awesome! I have been trying not to work too hard. And I truly miss my little boys. I am blessed that Mommy/ Daddy and Grandpa know how much those little stinkers mean to me. And Leo is missing me as well. I am sure Lukie does but he is such a great kid he adapts where Leo just doesnít like change at all. I had to laugh at you and your hubby working together, I believe I would get fired multiple times a day if I worked with Doug. That or he would be buried in the back yard.

Beverly, Glad to see you posting!!!!! You would never be a burden on me my dear! I love chatting with friends. Glad that you are feeling some better that is great!

Brenda, I love reading about you and your momís adventures. Oh buy buy baby is dangerous isnít it? So much fun things to look at and to buy!

My stinky boys are having their best lives this week. Swimming, shopping and just playing with grandpa and nunni. However I did tell grandpa yesterday it was time for him to give them back to me. I miss them!
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I had a busy, but fun day. My mom and I went to breakfast with my 2 neighbors (we play bunco together). After a visit, Mom and I went shopping and picked up some gifts for this weekend. We went to Buy Buy Baby, 2 Targets, and Tuesday Morning, so I got lots of walking in! Tomorrow is cleaning and back to the gym. Fun on a bun!

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Good Morning, Ladies!

Tracy-good to hear you got all moved at the office. Now maybe things will settle down for you.

Jules-loved the Monday Motivation! emoticon

Jill- feel better!

Laura- glad you had a me weekend! Movie day sounded great!

Brenda- on the go go go! Don't forget to take care of you! Breathe a little!

Kim-don't work too hard! You will be so happy to get those stinky boys home! So nice that they are keeping you in the loop though!

Beverly- hope recovery is going well! emoticon

Supposed to turn cold here tomorrow with wind! ugh! Jack's team won their bb game yesterday and he played a lot. He did great! Well I better get some work done. Already been a morning......I'll put it this way......sometimes working with one's spouse is not fun! Pretty sure if he had a hired secretary he wouldn't treat her/him the way I get treated sometimes. Of course, I probably wouldn't yell at my boss either! lol!

Have a great day everyone!!

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Beverly, I was so busy at work yesterday I forgot to check in with you. I hope you are doing well.

Stephanie, No way where did those 4 months go? Goodness time is flying! I love that the other grandparents think enough about us to keep us updated. I got all kinds of pictures yesterday. My babies are having a blast! And while I miss them, I know they are.

Wendi, how fun!! I have always wanted to do one of those but I am worried there will be something I Canít get out of.

Jules, love your Monday Motivation! But why why is stabbing people wrong? Lol

Jill, bless your heart that cold is hanging on for dear life isnít it? Oh my goodness I am SOOOOOO glad to hear that I am not the only one to weigh then move the scale and weigh again. I am not crazy after all.

Laura, what movies did you watch? Did you love them?

Brenda, I love that you do so much with your mom and sister! I love hearing about the things you ladies do. Your grandson will have a great extended family.

Not much going on In my world. Working and thatís about it. In fact I am off again. Have a great day ladies.



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Jules, I LOVE the Monday Motivation! Made hubby and me laugh! (I'm the sunflower...Hubby is a potato).
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Today I was tired, so I was moving slow. I was awake for a few hours last night with hot, swollen feet (happens sometimes with neuropathy). So I had a relaxing morning and finished getting together/ordering some gifts for our February birthdays (DIL, sister and uncle). I'm throwing the party after a baby shower we're all attending on Sunday. Figured out the menu, then went to the gym with my sister. I had to work out my legs...they were sore from painting on Sunday. It felt so good to use the massage chair and hydro lounge afterward!

Tomorrow it's breakfast with my mom and neighbors, then some shopping.

Have a successful week!

~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed!"
~Unknown

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."
~Van Morrison

"It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy."
~Lucille Ball

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2/10/20 10:51 P

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Had my movie weekend. After grocery shopping, hubby and I had a movie marathon. Popped some popcorn and watched 3 of the movies up for best picture. Didn't watch the one that one. We loved Harriet. I usually watch a lot of movies over the holiday shutdown, but were too busy to do so. I haven't had a marathon day like that in years. Sunday, watched all the pre-Oscars shows - I am the diva. I want to be dripping with all those diamonds and ball gowns! Got laundry caught up, cleaned veggies and was working on my meal plans. First weekend in a long time where I felt like I made it all about me. Felt good.

It sounds like everyone is busy so I want you al to take some time for yourselves and your focus areas this week. Set aside time to pamper yourself this week. Take some time to make your plans and set your goals. Give yourself permission to make yourself a priority - and get some sleep!

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.

United we stand. Divided we fall.

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2/10/20 9:43 P

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Need that Monday motivation. Didnít even go bowling today. Called in a sub. I am getting better every day but still stuffed up. Canít remember ever having a head cold that hung on like this. Snowing again tonight. I am so over all of it. COME ON SPRING!!

I weigh myself then move the scale a few inches and weigh different and then move it again and yet another weight. Been searching for something to weigh that would be consistent. I gave away all my weights when I was purging. Need to know it is accurate or it will drive me nuts. emoticon

Brenda excited for baby time.

Kim, Wendi, Laura and Tracy all sound very busy.

Looks like a couple people checking in on comments. Wish they would jump in on our threads

Dee and Lisa must be overwhelmed with school right now. Hope to hear from them over Spring Break

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He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying ~ Friedrich Nietzsche. I want to fly.
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Well we are at our new offices and the digs are quite nice if I do say so. We finished the packing Thursday afternoon, moved Friday and then had to come in Saturday to start the unpacking. I felt guilty because I couldn't help with the biggest job because of my back. But I had already strained it and was hurting and they understood. Made for a very short weekend. The pain has finally let up in my knees too. This big girl hurts a lot more when moving a lot...but it also felt good pushing myself further. Of course the flip side is that it took longer for me to "bounce" back.

I'm looking forward to getting back on track this week. We have been without a fridge or microwave at work, so it's been a lot of take out. They have to wait for our final occupancy permit before we can set up the microwave and at least the tiny fridge. I let the stress last week get to me and ended up overeating a lot emoticon My tummy has been a wreck for it too...so there is a price to pay!

I hope to catch up on team posts later today. I hope everyone has a great day!



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Good Morning!

Had a relaxing weekend and am ready for another week! Saturday we just relaxed all day and didn't do much at all. Sunday was church in the morning, Walmart for groceries and then Jack's traveling basketball team had a fun day. We took them to the escape room. They made it out but the room master gave them about 20 extra minutes! LOL! They had a great time. Then the families all headed over to Pizza Ranch for supper. It was nice to get together and visit and the boys had some team building and fun!

This week will be another busy one. Basketball games tonight and Thursday! Then we are going out for supper Thursday night after the games for my birthday! How did I get to be this old???? Wednesday Jack has early out and then confirmation/church meal serving. Tuesday and Friday basketball practice and Valentine's Day. We aren't big on celebrating Valentine's Day. So much is overpriced and it is always so busy if you go out for dinner plus we are eating out on Thursday so there's that too. The weekend-I'm hoping Joel comes home! They have a 3 day weekend so it would be good to see him! Other than that not much planned for the weekend. Need to paint Jack's bathroom so maybe I will get that done!
Anyway, I suppose I should do some real work now so I'll talk to you all later!

Have a great day everyone!

Wendi
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"Listen for God's voice in everything you do and everywhere you go; He's the one that will keep you on track." Proverbs 3:6


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