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11/12/19 7:31 A

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Rainy, windy and in the hour it took to get to get to work the temp dropped 10 degrees! It's supposed to continue to drop today and end up in the 20s tonight. Hopefully we'll remember to drip the faucets tonight.

Last week weigh-in: 279
This week weigh-in: 277
Weight lost: - 2 lbs.
Yay!

I'm finally starting to feel better. I finally gave in and went back to the Dr. Thursday afternoon, I definitely have bronchitis on top of the sinus infection. She put me on steroids, but wow they are messing with my blood sugar big time. I don't take any pills or insulin to control it, it's always in a good range but wow it's been up there this time. I've been drinking tons of water and really eating low carb, I only have 2 more pills to take and I'm so glad. Hopefully my sugar will start to get back to normal.

I have gotten so addicted to this new craft I found a year ago, I really need to curtail the time I spend on it. My house and our diet is suffering.
I know how you feel Christi, I look around at all the stuff I need to be doing and I get overwhelmed too so I go do my crafts instead of dealing with it. My dhs office is still full of boxes that he hasn't gotten around to unpacking. I really need to get in there and help him figure out what to do with his stuff (junk :) ) We've been in the house for nearly 3 months now, it's time to be unpacked.

I had my granddaughter all day Saturday. She just cheers me up. She wanted to snuggle a lot. I love this age, she's 4 years old. I don't want her to get any older though. I really spoil her, but she's more than likely going to be my only grandchild so I don't care. Since we moved closer to my ds I get to see her more which I'm loving.

I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one struggling. I'm afraid after being on steroids for a week that I'll gain this two pounds back.

I'm very behind at work so I guess I better get back at it.

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 274)
10/27: 280
11/03: 279
11/10: 277
11/17:
11/24:
12/01:
12/08:
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"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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11/12/19 7:28 A

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Oh Mermaid:

My yesterday was HORRIBLE!
Thank goodness today is a new day!



~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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ALL ABOARD THE STRUGGLE BUS!

I hate that so many of us are having rough weeks, but I'm also really glad that I'm not alone! I am posting because I need to be honest with myself and others: that I have really been struggling more than I thought, since Halloween. I will be blogging on another day for 100 Days of Weight Loss, to see if that helps, but man... It's been tough! So I just wanted to say, to myself as much as everyone else... We CAN do this. We ARE capable. We are smart, we are strong, and we are committed to living healthy lives! It is only Monday, and if today was a rough day, that's okay! Just do your best.
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10/27: 401
11/03: 397
11/10: 397
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11/11/19 6:23 P

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2019 Week 45
Weigh In: 279.8
Previous Weigh-In: 278.8
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YTD Change: -42

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The roller coaster of weight loss, but thankful it was only a pound.

I will take it

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
11/17:
11/24:
12/01:
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Don't fret AlleyAnne....just call it a regroup week! Hopefully you enjoyed your time with the company and food and made wonderful memories!

Edited by: SLVRSNOOZI at: 11/11/2019 (13:19)
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11/11/19 12:19 P

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2019 Week 45
Weigh In: 315
Previous Weigh-In: 307.7
Change: +7.3
YTD Change: -5.5

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 290)
10/27: 306.7
11/03: 307.7
11/10: 315
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Hi Everyone,

Not a good week for me. Went to a dinner theater, went to a restaurant and ate too much during the week. I need to get my act together. Ugh.

Richard, way to go on the loss.

Mona, sorry about your son's doggie. I am an animal lover and know how heart breaking it is to lose a family member.

Hope you all have a great week.

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11/11/19 8:26 A

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Week 5
Weigh-in: 295.8
Change: - 2.6


Good morning everyone!

This past weekend has been horrific! It's a wonder I didn't gnaw on the kitchen cabinet doors because I've always been a stress-eater. I worked for two days on a quilt for my baby brother and ended up taking it apart on Saturday. I wasn't happy with the back piece. ARGH!

Saturday evening my older son called me in hysterics. His beagle had collapsed and he couldn't locate a vet. The regular vet had diagnosed "Max" with rheumatoid arthritis but I seriously think he had cancer. So I was on the phone with my son and my hubby was on his phone trying to locate a veterinarian through the 24-hour practice. Max didn't linger long (thankfully) and crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Both of my sons are huge animal lovers (they get it honestly) so yesterday was a very sad day for us.

Today is supposed to be our last warm day for awhile and I'm thankful that the weather is nice for Veterans Day. My sweet hubby is a Navy Veteran of Viet Nam (64-68). I pray blessings of safety and love to all of our veterans! Thank you all for stepping up to the plate and serving!

Jimmie is currently at his free breakfast with his younger son (we have 4 sons between us) and is having a free lunch with his older son. I usually go to these with him but opted to stay home this year so I don't blow my calorie count out of the water. We will go to Golden Corral for dinner but I'm going to made a wide detour from the dessert bar and stick with chicken, some veggies and a big salad! I may have to put on a blindfold to get past that dessert bar! Lol!!

So I've rambled on enough! I hope everyone has a great week, feels great and sparks on! We can do this!!



2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 285)
10/27: 299.6
11/03: 298.4
11/10: 295.8
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11/10/19 2:35 P

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Week 45
Weigh-In: 397 lbs
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YTD Change: -53 lbs

Pretty pleased to break even! My week was challenging. I'm not managing my time well, and I have a lot of things to do. It's like, I have so much to do that I become paralyzed and do nothing but space out and watch TV instead. Ugh. I need to make more time for things that inspire me and help with my stress! I'm trying to be more organized this upcoming week and make lists and stay on track...

Richard: Great job!

Christi: Hope you get that weekend job! And thank you for the kind words. We all learn so much from each other in this group... and you're still having a great year! You're going through a lot of changes, and you're doing it beautifully!

Hope everyone has a great week and stays warm!
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2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 389)
10/27: 401
11/03: 397
11/10: 397
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11/10/19 9:44 A

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WTG Richard!!!

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
11/17:
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11/9/19 8:25 P

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That's a great loss!

I had a dear friend from Australia, an elderly woman who lived in the US for years but never lost that beautiful accent.

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oct 12 140.9 kgs 310 pounds
nov 9 138.6 kgs 304.9 pounds

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11/7/19 10:49 A

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Christi -
Thank you for the huge compliment, even when I feel like a failure, you guys keep me going!

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
11/17:
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11/7/19 10:27 A

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I absolutely love Quilts. I live in a ranch style farm house and have quilts draped and tucked everywhere!!! I wish I had the skill and no how to piece one. Can you share some pictures of some of your work? Quilting is a true art!
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Shirley, I sleep on an electric mattress pad. It helps in old drafty houses. If I have been up and going a lot, it also keeps the swelling in my legs and feet down.

emoticon it has been two years since my knee injury that left me pretty much immobile and reliant on a walker for 6 months. I was so scared and that is what motivated me to loose weight and get into better shape to start with. I don't want another injury to scare me, but I do wish I could find the sense of desperate motivation again. This year has been full of so many changes and I am trying to figure out my role in life again. It is really hard to redefine ones life. I actually believe that returning to the workforce after being a stay at home wife and mother will help me. I even think that if I do get the weekend Secretary job that I may still sub occasionally because the children do make my spirit very Happy!!!

I really would love to end the year were I started is (300). Mermaid and Sonia, I have learned so much from your journey and I know that sometimes we just have to work through stuff and keep showing up and trying even when the scales are going the wrong direction. You two have both had such GREAT years and I know that I can find my groove again.

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Striving for strength and balance in mind, body and spirit!!

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11/7/19 9:54 A

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No, I'm not a star but I'm sure enjoying this group! You all are motivating ME! Getting to hear your stories and learning about you is so much fun!

This is the time of year when I start to go nuts, eat too many bad things, stress out, etc. I love to make my Christmas gifts and my list is made early...but I procrastinate and then BAM, the clock starts ticking. Thankfully my DH is very supportive of my lunacy and actually helps me! Yesterday morning I put a pot of navy beans on to cook and tried to finish my youngest brother's quilt for Christmas. It was supposed to be a snuggle blanket to watch tv and the darn thing kept growing to a queen size bed size! DH set up a camper table in our living room so I could spread it out to quilt but it was so heavy that it didn't want to feed through the machine so hubby was "pulling" on the other side as I sewed. I'll have to make a trip to town this morning to get more bias tape so I can get this one finished and be able to start another one next week. It's going to be a rag quilt so it'll be much easier!

Those beans tasted so good for supper but would have tasted better with a big piece of cornbread dripping with butter and or honey. LOL!!!

Keep your stories coming! BTW, I have so much respect for teachers! It takes love and patience to be one! I was an office manager for a Foster Care and Adoption Program for many years.

Keep sparking everyone!!

I am my biggest hurdle but now I'm ready to jump higher!


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11/7/19 8:58 A

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Alley 1.0
Christi 3.0
Laura (2.8)
Mermaid (4.0)
Mona (1.2)
Shirley (1.0)
Sonia (1.2)

Weekly Total -6.2 pounds
YTD Total -277 pounds

Star of the Week: Mona!! - Glad you have joined our family and are getting us all re-motivated!

Challenge to all of us: We are 23 pounds away from collectively losing 300 pounds in 2019, let's hit that goal! It is very reasonable and I know we can do it!
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~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
11/17:
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11/7/19 7:06 A

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Thanks for the helpful hint Mona, I didn't know that. I will definitely being doing that tonight. I think I'm going to end up back at my Drs. office. This has been going on for a week and even with the antibiotic I'm not feeling that much better. This is the weekend my ds gets his daughter but I don't think I'll be seeing much of her. She sure doesn't need this after just getting over a bad viral respiratory infection.

Christie, I laughed when I read about the little boy wanting his teacher to on vacation, that's so cute. I'm praying you get the job at the nursing home.

Supposed to get cold this weekend and it looks like it's going to stay that way. Time to dig out the flannel sheets. This big old house is freezing cold. Especially the bathroom. It has a stone floor and wow! talk about a wake up call if you dare to go in there without slippers on. We've been putting a space heater in there in the mornings so we don't freeze in the shower.

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 274)
10/27: 280
11/03: 279
11/10: 277
11/17:
11/24:
12/01:
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12/22:
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"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

Shirley


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11/6/19 7:07 P

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Put some Vicks on the bottom of your feet and put on socks when you go to bed. Helps you breathe and decreases coughing. Hope you feel better soon!

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11/6/19 6:49 P

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Christi-
Praying it works out for you.
I can see why the kids adore you, there is nothing not to love about you!

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
11/17:
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11/6/19 6:42 P

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Shirley, I am a big marshmallow!!! Most of the kids get excited to see me. One little guy is trying to get his teacher to take a Vacation so I can sub in 3rd grade. I do love kids and if I would have been blessed, I would have had a house full!! I have however applied to be the weekend Secretary at the Nursing Home. It pays better and more regular work. Please Pray for Me!!!

Striving for strength and balance in mind, body and spirit!!

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11/5/19 7:42 A

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2019 Week 44
Weigh In: 279
Change: -1

Hi everyone,
Sick again, I'm so tired of being sick. Started out with a sinus infection that rapidly turned into bronchitis. Back to work today, not doing too bad so far. DH said he didn't know how I slept last night because I coughed all night. I only got up once because of it. I hated that I kept him awake.

Not much new here. The weather is crazy, warm one day than the next day it's cold again.

Christie, I wonder why they keep giving you lower grade students. I can only imagine what a room full of 2nd graders are like. I like that the Grandma card works with the students. I'm so glad that you had a great time with Jacob. I'm sure he was happy to get a good ol home cooked meal by mom too.

Mermaid you're doing awesome with your weight loss. Keep pushing!

Sonia, talk about stress and anxiety. How scary for everyone.

We didn't do trick or treating Thursday so we didn't buy any candy. Being new to the neighborhood we weren't sure if we would even get any little ones. I wanted to buy a bag of candy but dh said no, from what we can tell there is only one family with little kids, our neighbors, mostly everyone else appears to be retired. No one came knocking on the door, kind of glad we didn't buy any candy in the end, we would have happily ate it.

Well, last week I was bored, this week I'm back to being overwhelmed. Since it's election day the students don't have to report to school but the teachers have a Professional Learning Day. We are doing something for the librarians this afternoon, hopefully I'll be left behind in the office.

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 274)
10/27: 280
11/03: 279
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Edited by: SHIRLA7 at: 11/5/2019 (07:47)
2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 274)
10/27: 280
11/03: 279
11/10: 277
11/17:
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12/01:
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"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

Shirley


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11/4/19 4:53 P

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10/22: 314 (+1)
11/4 317 (+3)

Jacob did come home for 4 days and I cooked and cooked some more.
Mermaid emoticon Congratulations!!! What a wonderful year You are having!!
This week I am subbing 2nd grade. emoticon . Still trying to figure out how I keep getting the elementary kids instead of the High School. They definitely keep me moving!!! I have discovered that the "Grandma" card gets respect. Being someone's Mom is one thing, but being the same age as a Grandma makes the little kids really want to be good. Benefit of being over 50!!!



Striving for strength and balance in mind, body and spirit!!

-Christi


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Hi All,
Happy Monday!

I'm actually off work today & man, am I ever getting stuff done! I'm in the mood to pitch an sort (which doesn't happen often), so I'm taking advantage of the day to clean out some drawers and closets that are much overdue. Feels very good to get it done & I'm leaving soon to take a big load to Goodwill...before I change my mind.

I had a decent week, food-wise and I'm happy that it shows on the scale. Several times this week I was able to manage my urge to eat when I wasn't hungry and I moved more than usual.

Cool, crisp day here in Minnesota, so I'm going to take my dog out to the dog park before it gets too crowded.

Hope you all are geared up for a good week!

Hugs,

Laura

Prior YTD loss -38.4
This 2 weeks -2.8
New YTD loss -41.2





2019 is my year to work on ME!

~Laura

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Thanks! That's what I finally managed to do...good old copy and paste! LOL!

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Thanks Sonia

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11/4/19 10:57 A

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Alley - what a gorgeous photo!!!


~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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11/4/19 10:38 A

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2019 Week 44
Weigh In: 307.7
Previous Weigh-In: 306.7
Change: +1
YTD Change: -12.8

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 290)
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11/03: 307.7
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Hi Everyone,

I forgot to weigh in first thing this morning so this weigh in is not completely accurate. I wanted to have a figure to put in. I worked my butt off Saturday shoveling sand and stones for our big cement project and lifting them on and off the wagon. It was a lot of weight and I was very sore after. We worked on it for 14 hours. I got over 20,000 steps on my Fitbit which was good. We are not done yet but it is getting too cold now and not good for curing the cement. Next year's project now.

Sonia and Mermaid, congratulations on the loss this week.

Mona,. Just scroll down until you see the last time you did your weigh in post. Then you just need to copy and post it in anew reply.

Hope everyone has a great day.

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11/4/19 10:17 A

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Week 4
Weigh-in: 298.4
Change: - 1.2


Good morning everyone! I'm still learning here. Had to copy and paste from last week to keep my information. It's chilly here in Virginia....right VirginiaGirl? I'm ready to start decorating for Christmas!!





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i need to post but I can't find my stuff..... :( HELP

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2019 Week 44
Weigh In: 278.8
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Happy Monday! Let's make this a glorious week

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
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@MERMAIDLIFE - this weigh in was a huge breakthrough for you!
Congratulations on hitting not only 50 pounds lost but also being in the 3's!!!



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“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
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11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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Week 44
Weigh-In: 397 lbs
Change: -4 lbs
YTD Change: -53 lbs

Roller coaster of emotions with this weigh-in, lol. Yesterday morning, I weighed in at 396, so when I got 397, I was really annoyed. But then I had to put it into perspective. My eating habits had quite a few detours this past week, so this is an especially good weigh-in. I am reminded of a saying I used to hear in Weight Watchers meetings back in the day: You always get the weigh-in you deserve, you just don't always get it in the right week. And I definitely didn't deserve this weigh-in for this week, but I guess I earned it awhile back!

I'm really excited to be doing this with all of you! Hope you're all having a beautiful day. It's the perfect autumn afternoon in Texas. Bright and sunny, brisk breeze, cool temps. Absolutely gorgeous! We ate lunch in the park today after church.

Have a lovely Sunday!

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hope you are enjoying the colours of Fall



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Happy Friday, All.

It's usually my day off, but I found out yesterday that I have to cover today. Extra tough since it's an early (6:15am) day for me & I never sleep well the night before...freaking out about possibly oversleeping! The good part is that I have Monday off to make up for it.

Having a decent week this week. A touch of a stomach bug & ZERO appetite (I know, right?!?!) I figured it wouldn't hurt me to cut way back on food, since I wasn't hungry anyhow. Always make sure I keep hydrated, since I'm prone to major headaches if I get dehydrated. I peeked at the scale today & I'm hoping I can now safely stay in this "decade". Haven't consistently lived in the 340's in a LONG time.

FINALLY bought a smaller size pants! All together, I'm now down 50# (40# this year) and still was wearing the same size clothes. How is that possible? I guess being 5'10" means it takes a lot more of a loss to actually feel the difference in my clothes. I get a lot of stuff thru "Avenue" online & found some dress pants for $12.50/pr. I ordered the next size down & was pleasantly surprised when they fit much better than my current ones. Now, I'm taking the BOLD step to donate the old ones. I don't want to have fall-back "fat pants" anywhere in the house. Better not to have the excuse!

Love the story about long-lost love! It is always so heart-warming to see old sweethearts reunited. My ex-husband was my HS sweetheart, so not much chance of him looking me up after our yucky divorce.

Hope you are all cranked up for a GREAT NOVEMBER!

Hugs,

Laura

2019 is my year to work on ME!

~Laura

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I too hit the Halloween candy hard!!!
I had a rough couple of days starting with Tuesday when all heck broke lose and I got called into work for an active shooter on campus of the university in my town. That was a far cry from the truth but all night that night and all day yesterday was fielding calls from angry parents, students, and just about anyone else you can think of. I let the stress take over and shoved candy in my mouth. Today I am paying for it.


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“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

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11/03: 278.8
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Last night, the sky was clear, and it was a cool 50ish degrees at the start of Trunk or Treat, so we figured we would be fine outside. And then the sun started to set and it was about 45 by the time we went home! Yikes! One of the coldest Halloweens we've ever had! (4th coldest on record, according to the news.) We still had about 140 trick-or-treaters. Only a few of us were handing out candy outside. The rest of the festivities were inside the church. The parents sure were grateful, and we saw some really awesome costumes!
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My fiance... Bless his heart... Decided to bring all of the leftover Halloween candy home. We never do that! (Except for the Fun Dip, which will keep until next year.) I fell face first into that Halloween bucket, and I fell HARD. I am annoyed, but I'm not too bothered. I have done a really good job at avoiding Halloween candy for probably the past four years now. I also had quite a bit of underlying stress that I hadn't handled.
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Today is a new day. I didn't sleep well last night, and I woke up earlier than usual this morning. Going to use this extra time to catch up with SparkFriends and sip some green tea!
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Happy November 1st! Don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend!

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Mona, I've always wanted to learn how to make quilts. I love homemade quilts, they are truly beautiful! I have a few hobbies - crocheting, knitting, cross stitch, scrapbooking and my newest addiction is Diamond Painting, it is truly addicting. I got my mom addicted too. LOL! She likes doing them during the winter when she's snowed in. In the house we moved into I have my own craft room shared with my granddaughter when she comes to visit. I love having my own space.

We didn't turn on our porch light last night so we didn't have any trick or treaters which was a good thing since we didn't buy any candy. The weather was so crummy last night anyway. Since we don't have little kids we didn't hear anything about moving the date. A lot of other towns were.
I'm happy to say the only Halloween candy I had was one Reeses Candy Bar that's in the shape of a pumpkin. Now if I can just get through the rest of the holidays in the right mindset I'll be doing good.

Winter is here, fall was nice although it was short lived. We put the comforter on the bed last night and I had to wear my winter coat and gloves this morning. The temp fell from the 70s yesterday morning down into the 30s last night. What a big drop.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

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10/27: 280
11/03: 279
11/10: 277
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"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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The church around the corner from us (not the one we attend) had a Trunk or Treat almost 2 weeks ago so we joined in and handed out candy with them. We live in a very rural area and last year I had to summon the two boys beside of us to give them candy before they headed to a big neighborhood across the mountain. LOL! This year I bought the 100 calorie cookie bags to hand out and if no one shows, my hubby can eat them. I hope he hides them!!!

Mermaid Life, my sister-in-law lives in Frisco and I received an email from her about the temps. She couldn't believe the temp in Virginia was 30 degrees higher. However, right now we're expecting low temps, storms, winds and possible tornado activity. :(
(Be safe Virginia Girl)

A little about me: I'm busy these days making quilts and pillows for Christmas for my brothers and sisters-in-law. I love to sew! I don't have a she-shed but I was able to convert our smallest bedroom into a craft room and it looks like a cyclone hit it right now!

Hope everyone has a great day and a Happy Halloween!

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Winter has come to central Texas... We woke up to freezing temps this morning! It should warm up to 50 this afternoon, but our church has decided to move Trunk-or-Treat activities inside this evening.
For Halloween, I pick up candy that I don't particularly like, and then I stash it in an area of the house that we don't really use. I hand out Fun-Dip (because it's "full size" but cheap) and Twizzlers (one full size rope, individually wrapped).
I did some baking for the cake walk, and I ran into a little trouble there... I think I got stressed out when the baking wasn't going so well, and then I allowed myself one candy, and then that led to a few more... But it didn't get totally out of hand. I recognized that I was actually hungry, so I ate some real food, and then brushed my teeth. It helped.
I have today's food planned, and there shouldn't be too much temptation at church tonight. They'll have hot dogs, but those are easy to pass on. The focus is mostly on the cute trick-or-treaters, so I barely think about the candy, actually. And remember, there are very few things that are truly seasonal. You can make pumpkin treats all year. They have fun sized candy all year. If you indulge, make sure it's actually special! (Brach's pumpkins that I snacked on last night... Truly seasonal. Two were special. The others and the gummy worms were not!)

I am so excited to see so many people on board with the End of Year Challenge! I'm glad my little chart thingy was helpful. Hope you all have a spooktacular day!
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11/03: 397
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Hope everyone has a great night. If you can't stay away from the treats, give out tricks instead. ha ha

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Another rainy day! At 4:30 this morning the temp was 72, tonight the low will be 32!!!! What a shock that's going to be walking out the door to go to work tomorrow. I need to find my winter coat tonight, we don't have a coat closet in this old house we're living in so I have to figure out where I put it when we moved.

How are you doing Richard, you've been quiet lately. What kind of weather are you having?

I wish we knew where Mama P. is, I'm really worried about her. If you're reading this Mama P. we are all missing you and hope you're well. You continue to be in my prayers.

I finally got caught up at work and now I don't have anything to do. Been a boring week. I'll be busy soon though when my orders start coming in. Hope it's soon.

Mona, what a sweet sweet story about your mom. It makes a world of difference when you know your parents are so happy.

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 274)
10/27: 280
11/03: 279
11/10: 277
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"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

Shirley


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10/31/19 7:19 A

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@SLVRSNOOZI -
Your mother's story is wonderful and so inspirational!
Thanks for sharing

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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Alley 0.0
Laura 0.4
Lori 3.6
Mermaid 3.0
Mona (1.6)
Shirley 1.0
Sonia (3.6)

Weekly Total +2.8 pounds
YTD Total -265.5 pounds
Star of the Week: Mermaid!! Thanks for coming up with the end of year challenge and re-motivating all of us!!!
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A huge welcome to Mona (AKA Turtle) to our weekly weigh -in!
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~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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Hey everyone!

Happy Halloween! If y'all are like me the biggest challenge today is giving out more candy than I eat. We got this, we can do it! I am bringing in the rest of my candy to work tomorrow to leave for the officers to munch on.

I love that the team has been more vocal this week. I need to get back to being more active myself.

I will be posting weekly in a few minutes. Love the end of year challenge.



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“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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respite tomorrow



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What a nice story Mona. The photo is lovely too.

Hope everyone has a great hump day.

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I saw that end of year challenge and jumped right on it. I probably wished for a loss not quite doable but it challenges me! :) The next challenge after that will be to get down to another number by the time we go on a paid vacation with my Mom and Step-dad at the end of May. They are very active Senior-Seniors and I'd like to attempt to keep up with them! LOL!

Matter of fact, let me share their story to all of you. Mom and Paul (step-dad) dated throughout high school but her Senior year she met this guy who kind of threw her for a loop. She and Paul broke up and she started dating the new one and they married before the end of her Senior year...and divorced a few years later, after adopting me. She married the one I call my dad when I was 6 and they were married until he passed in 1991. Mom was a widow at 59 years of age. At age 82, she answered the door and there stood Paul, the first and real love of her life. His wife had passed away the year before so he decided to visit his first love. After a year of dating, they decided to get married. She was 83 and he was 84 and I've never seen her this happy. At age 62, I acquired 2 new stepsisters and 1 stepbrother! Anyway, here's a picture of them on their wedding day!!



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Hey Mona,

Some of us are doing a "End of the Year Challenge"

You pick a weight you would like to be at by the end of December, something that is doable and then every week you record your weight. That's the one rule, no skipping weeks!
Mermaid made up sort of a weekly weigh in calendar that you can copy to your page.

I hope you'll consider joining us.

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 274)
10/27: 280
11/03: 279
11/10: 277
11/17:
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12/01:
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12/29:

"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

Shirley


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Everyone's so nice in this group! I'm glad I joined you!

If you have recipes, please share! I love to cook...and eat....

WE can DO THIS!

Mona

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Welcome Turtle! We're so glad you're here. Our family just keeps growing and growing! You'll love this team, everyone is super supportive.

I just love that so many of us are joining in the end of the year weight loss challenge. It motivates me even more to be doing it with so many of you. emoticon
If I can lose these 6-8 pounds, I'll be at my lowest weight in a long time. I would even be able to wear my old favorite blue jeans again and my clothes would fit so much better. It would be super cool to be able to wear those blue jeans on Christmas Day.

My goals for getting there are to:
1. Plan ahead and start keeping a food journal again.
2. Focus on making new memories over the holidays and not the food I'm eating.
3. This is a hard one for me: Thanksgiving and Christmas are only one day not 2 whole months.
4. Another hard one: Start exercising again.

This whole year all I have done is gain and lose the same 5 pounds. I found out that when I hit 60 the weight just doesn't want to budge and finding out I have thyroid issues just makes it worse. I'm my own worst enemy though and am always self-sabotaging myself. It needs to stop! emoticon

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2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 274)
10/27: 280
11/03: 279
11/10: 277
11/17:
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"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

Shirley


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Weigh In: 297.0 lbs
Previous Weigh-In: 293.4 lbs
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YTD Change: -31.4 lbs

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

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Thanks! That wasn't bad at all. I always count a number that low as a win!

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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@VIRGINIALGIRL

Oops...sorry!

Prior YTD loss -38.8
This 2 weeks + .4
New YTD loss -38.4

2019 is my year to work on ME!

~Laura

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@CELTLADYMN - just wondering, are you doing a weekly weigh-in?

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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Hi All,
Another week where I allowed myself to be distracted & went backwards! So frustrating!

Gotta get my focus back!

Love the END OF YEAR CHALLENGE. Hopefully, a little extra accountability & tracking will give me to boost I need.

Welcome to the TEAM, SILVRSNOOZ!

I'm going to set a "stretch goal" and it would put me at a weight that I haven't seen in a gazillion years. But, I know I can do it with the right attitude.

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 339)
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2019 is my year to work on ME!

~Laura

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11/03: 348.8
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2019 Week 43
Weigh In: 306.7
Previous Weigh-In: 306.7
Change: 0
YTD Change: -13.8

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 290)
10/27: 306.7
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OK, I am going to try to lose 16.7 pounds in the 9 weeks left. That would take me to 30 lost for the year. I feel like I didn't try hard enough this year. I am hoping next year will be a massive loss.

Welcome to the team SLVRSNOOZI.
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Hope everyone is doing well and you all have a great week.



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Welcome Turtle emoticon

We keep a running total for the year for the team. I usually start people off with their weight when they join but since you have been keeping track yourself and have only been here a couple of weeks, we will just add your total loss to our total this week.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We all simply adore each other here emoticon

We have a group on FB called Club 52 if you would like to join and several of us keep in touch that way also. My name is Sonia Ramsey if you want to friend me.

I look very forward to you being part of our family!

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~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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10/28/19 8:50 A

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Week 3
Weigh-in: 299.6
Change: - 1.6

This is my first post on this thread. I've been on the program now since Monday, October 14 and I've lost 7.4 lbs. I conquered my first goal today....under that 300 mark! it may not be by much but it's under and I'm thrilled! The next major hurdle is getting under 290. I decided to do this in 10 pound increments and not dwell on the "big picture.'

Just call me turtle...old, slow and steady! LOL!!!

Nice to meet all of you!



2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 280)
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Happy Monday Everyone!

Week 43
Weigh-In: 280
Change: +1

I'm not sure how I gained last week. I felt pretty rotten all week and had no appetite until Friday.
I guess it is what it is. This week I'm feeling better and more prepared, I did some food prep and made up salads. Hopefully I'll be able to stay on track better.

Has anyone else tried Hello Fresh? I did it before, not sure why I stopped maybe because of the expense. They are running a special right now so I signed up again. I like that I can skip a week or cancel at any time. I love having all the ingredients including spices already bagged up. The food is pretty good too.

The weather here is beautiful, it's been in the 70s. Today it's supposed to get up to 78! The rain starts tonight and by the way it looks it's supposed to rain everyday until Saturday. UGH!

Mermaid, I love your idea for keeping us accountable until the end of the year. Thanks.

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 272)
10/27: 280
11/03:
11/10:
11/17:
11/24:
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12/15:
12/22:
12/29

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 274)
10/27: 280
11/03: 279
11/10: 277
11/17:
11/24:
12/01:
12/08:
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12/22:
12/29:

"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

Shirley


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2019 Week 43
Weigh In: 280
Previous Weigh-In: 283.6
Change: -3.6
YTD Change: -41.8

Thankfully this week was much better, but so much room for improvement.

Mermaid - thanks for leading the end of the year challenge and creating a weigh in sheet. I am in!!

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
11/17:
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12/01:
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Week 43
Weigh-In: 401 lbs
Change: +3 lbs
YTD Change: -49 lbs

I didn't really get off track this past week, I just made too many allowances... But I'm focused this week! I want to finish October strong and get back down to 398.

Nine more weeks until the end of the year! Make it count! No skipped weigh-ins!

Feel free to copy/paste my signature below (and adjust it to reflect your own weigh-in day). I know it's super long and kinda annoying, but it's just for the end of the year! C'mon, team. We can do this! Set a reasonable goal for the holidays: even just maintaining is a big accomplishment through Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Edited by: MERMAIDLIFE at: 10/27/2019 (21:27)
2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 389)
10/27: 401
11/03: 397
11/10: 397
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Is it Friday yet? Just checking in, haven't been feeling very well this week, I think the new prescription my Dr. started me on last week might be the reason. I didn't take it last night, at least my stomach is feeling better today so far. I still feel tired and achy though.

Nothing new going on, work is keeping me busy, I'm nearly done with a big project, I'll be glad to be done with that. More changes in our office, one of the secretaries got a promotion so I'm guessing we're all gong to have extra duties until they fill her spot. Who knows when that'll be though.

Congratulations to everyone who lost weight this week! Way to go!

Christi, I bet you're up already and busy getting ready for Jacob today. Enjoy your weekend! My ds would come home from college with all of his dirty laundry which I was more than happy to do!

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 274)
10/27: 280
11/03: 279
11/10: 277
11/17:
11/24:
12/01:
12/08:
12/15:
12/22:
12/29:

"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

Shirley


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Great week, everybody!
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2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 389)
10/27: 401
11/03: 397
11/10: 397
11/17:
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Alley (12.9)
Christi 1.0
Laura 1.4
Lori (4.4)
Mermaid (2.0)
Shirley 1.0
Sonia 1.4

Weekly Total -14.5 pounds
YTD Total - 269.9 pounds

Star of the Week: Alley! Way to go getting all in there this week!

Mermaid, Christi & Lori - you guys are doing great, keep it up!

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
10/27: 280
11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
11/17:
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12/01:
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Hi Team,
I'm off track again! We've had some fun events the last couple weekends (wedding/BDay celebrations/anniversaries), and I've used it as an excuse to come off the rails.

This is a weird week for me. I worked Mon/Tues and now won't work again until next Monday! I usually work on Thursday, but worked an extra Friday a week ago. So, I'm all screwed up!

My clothes dryer is not working properly, so I have repair guy coming tomorrow morning. Of course, they give you a "window" of like 8am-noon. Hopefully, it's on the earlier end, so I don't have to hang out all day waiting.

Lots of good results from you guys. Keep it rolling!

Prior YTD loss -40.2
This 2 weeks + 1.4
New YTD loss -38.8

Gotta get back over the 40# down mark before I climb any more.

2019 is my year to work on ME!

~Laura

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 339)
10/27: 351.6
11/03: 348.8
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9/24: 315
10/7: 322.2 (+7.2)
10/13: 313 (-9.8)
10/22: 314 (+1)

I'm a day late. Substituted for 4th grade Science and Social Studies yesterday. I left out early and forgot to weigh. I'm going to call it as a good week. Walking and being on my feet all day causes a little water retention so one pound+ of water retention is nothing to stress on.

Jacob is coming home for a few days Thursday. Very excited!!! He has a list of "home cooking" request and I will completely try to cook everything he wants. 3 months is a long time when your a mom to be without your child for the first time.



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Striving for strength and balance in mind, body and spirit!!

-Christi


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Previous Weigh-In: 297.8 lbs
Change: -4.4 lbs
YTD Change: -35 lbs

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