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10/20/15 8:39 P

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Yay for big changes! Woo hoo!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Good morning everyone! I just joined the team. I am in the process of making a huge life change! And excited to be part of such a great group of people! Let's DO THIS! :D

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10/16/15 8:38 P

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I am in a walking challenge with a friend in Ohio and walked 10K steps every day this week. Most of them are pacing in my apartment but steps are steps.

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Yay! I'm so glad you tried the water aerobics. I loved my classes when I was able to go. It is a lot of hard work. I am short, and somehow end up in the deeper end of the pool every time but when you are as short as i am, even the shallow end is almost deep. lol

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Rough day for me today. Were you able to take some time to exercise today?

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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thanks for the motivation

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Good morning everyone and happy Monday! emoticon

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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10/10/15 11:43 A

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No one cares what you look like at water aerobics. Do it. It is one of the best forms of exercise because it is better for your body.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Good morning everyone. I hope you are all safe and sound today. What are you going to do today to improve yourself? Will it be eating healthy? Exercising? Studying? Praying? or just something simple like shaving your legs? Start simple but start. Today is a new day. Let's make it count!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I am hoping the storm goes out into the ocean but even if it does, the rain from the storm is supposed to be huge. Praying for safety of all.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Oh dear! I hope you get some nice, steady rain, but no flooding. We had a severe drought about four years ago to the point that we had severe fires all across Texas. This year we had so much rain that we have flooding. This weekend will be perfect though. The temp right now is 75 and the humidity is low. It looks now as if it will be perfect every day but Wednesday. Yay! Two days ago it was going to rain all week. Houston weather is funny.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay dry...just you, not the weather. lol

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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9/12/15 5:00 A

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Yay for vacation!! Have fun with Kenny. I am sure you will enjoy the time with him so much. Do you have any specific plans?

I also have some household chores to do, the kitchen definitely needs some attention. It's supposed to start to rain later so I'll get in a quick walk first and then start cleaning. There is supposed to come a lot of rain our way, too, 3 days at least. We definitely need it, some of the ferries across the Rhine are already out of work because of the low water.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the family reunion! :)

Bine

"Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. but it goes upward, forward, toward the sun." *Dr. Ruth Westheimer


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After working 13 1/2 hours today I finally am able to call this my vacation. Kenny will be here sunday so tomorrow i will clean and finish up a few miscellaneous things for his arrival. I'm so excited! I will call mom and dad tomorrow I hope. This week has been crazy so I haven't had much time to think about calling anyone.

I hope you enjoyed your walk. We had major rain and rain and rain and rain today. Yuck.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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9/11/15 5:27 A

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I think it's always scary when parents get hopeless or depressed. Even after all these years we're so used to them being the strong and reasonable ones. I hope you can lift up her mood a bit, talking on the phone is better than nothing. Will you be able to visit her again in the near future? I know it's a bit too far to just go for a weekend.
I'm sending positie thoughts to her! I hope her depression will pass quickly.

It is another beautiful day today, perfect for a sunny walk. Tomorrow there is supposed to be rain again, so I shall use as much of the good weather as I can. Have a good day! There is a weekend in sight. :)

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Mom is doing better but is depressed and tired and weak. I wish I could go visit her again.

Your day sounded great. I would love to read on a bench by a river.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Oh, I hope your mom is alright! I am often worried that my dad will fall and not be able to call for help. It's good that your parents can still watch over each other! Is she better by now?

My friend was sent home yesterday afternoon, they couldn't find a thing wrong with her. Diagnosed was "a vasovagal syncope", which in my understanding means: she fainted. So I guess no news is good news, she has been so thoroughly checked and monitored that I think she is quite reassured.

The weather has been beautiful for the last two days, it still feels like late summer on the verge to fall, but for now we're enjoying summery warmth and sun. I have two days off, perfect timing with the weather. I already got in more than enough steps today but I don't feel like spending the afternoon inside, I'll take a book and sit on a bench down by the riverside somewhere.

Have a lovely day!

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My mom went to the hospital this weekend too. She fell on Thursday night and they had to take her to the ER and she spent two days in the hospital. They bandaged her head and sent her home yesterday but she still feels really tired and weak.

I hope your friend is okay and they find out everything that is wrong with her. How scary when you have no idea what is causing a symptom. I'm glad you were able to visit her and glad you got a lot accomplished even if it wasn't everything. Hope you get everything done tomorrow that needed to be done today!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Happy Labor Day! I hope you got to enjoy your long weekend. Mine has been busy, and rather short, but I got a lot done.
The week started off busy, too, and after work I learned that a good friend of mine had been hospitalized on Friday night because she fainted after feeling a pain in her chest. I went to visit her in hospital and they are doing a million tests but there seems to be nothing wrong with her, she'll probably go home tomorrow.
Now I'm tired and I feel like I have so much still to do today. Oh well, I guess it can all wait for tomorrow. No, wait, the heating bill can't. But the rest can wait. :)

Have a lovely weekend and a good (short) week!

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Yay for a longer work assignment! Hooray. Enjoy your weekend. We get Monday off for Labor Day so I'm excited. I only brought home a little work.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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9/4/15 7:31 A

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Good morning!

Oh, the drama of teen age! I remember. Every boy friend frown seemed like the end of the world. Oh yes, I was a dramatic teenager, only it was kind of quiet drama, not theatrical, lol. I worried and worried about everything.

I hope your new washer lasts long and does a good job. Which reminds me I need to start a load myself. You can sure see that I have been working long hours if you look around my place!

Things have been happening here, weird things, annoying things, but good for me. Someone decided that our ballots were not "neutral" enough and the election has to be started over with hew ballots, which means I get my contract renewed and will probably be working until mid-October instead of mid-September, a possible runoff not included. If that were to happen I would probably be working until the beginning of November. Yay! I can use the money.
For now I am happy the weekend is here and I am going to do a nice walk now!
Have a lovely TGIF!

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The washer came today and I am washing my first load...the couch covers that broke the last one. lol I asked Haley to bring me her laundry and towels so I could start on those but she is having a dramatic time with the boy. I don't know what it is about, and really don't want to know. If it was important and involved me, I would already know. I will be so glad when I can have clean everything. So far the new washer is pretty nice. Work was crazy as always.

I don't even know what day today is. It feels like Thursday but I think it might only be Wednesday. lol I hope you are able to get plenty of rest and wake up refreshed and revised. It is so hard when you are so tired after a long day. Believe me I can relate! lol

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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9/2/15 4:17 P

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Your weather sounds a lot like ours except that we get occasional cool days already. But the months May to August were mostly "menopausal".

I have to look up Young Living Essential Oils, sounds good. Too tired now, I'm ready for bed, pretty much wiped out after a long day. Have a nice relaxing evening!

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9/1/15 10:59 P

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Our weather is like a woman with PMS or someone going through menopause. It is beautiful and sunny then torrential storms then sunny and perfect again. lol It is still hot though. The temps will be in the 90's for a few weeks then the 80's for a few weeks. By October it will be in the low 80's and 70's. that is what I like. No leaf changes though...well unless they turn brown. The pretty colors are further north.

I signed up as a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils today and am excited to get my kit. I should get it by Friday. Yay!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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That's good that you pay no interest if you pay it off in time, otherwise you end up having to pay more and more ... I hope you get it all paid within the six months. And I hope your new washer is great!

The temperature sure did drop drastically. It was 64 today, and most of the day was cold rain. The rest of the week will be mostly like this, a mix of rain and sun and temperatures in the 60s. I'm fine with that since I'll mostly be inside.
What is your weather like these days? Do you even get something like fall there? The leaves are already starting to turn on some of the trees here, but some will not turn until late October. I hope we'll get some more nice weather before summer turns in for good.

I ate too much pizza for dinner and am in a food coma right now. I hope I'll be able to sleep, lol. Have a lovely evening!

Bine

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8/31/15 8:19 P

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I just had to put it on a credit card...but if i pay it off in six months i don't pay interest so that is good. I just hate putting stuff on credit. i have overused my cards and two of them are maxed out. One I pay off every month, and the other two are no interest if I pay them off in a certain time period. I wish I could win the lottery and get everything paid off and have enough to buy a house. lol

I can't believe the drastic difference in your temps expected for tomorrow. That is crazy! I would love to have temps in the 60's though...for about three months. My electric bill would be under 80 a month. lol

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Yes, I remember reading on FB that your washer might have died. It's really awful when stuff like this happens, I never have savings big enough to pay for such an extra expense easily. I hope you'll be able to iron out the overdraft before all the christmas craziness starts.

The elections will officially be over in two weeks, but there may be a second round/run-off election necessary, that would be another two weeks.

I'm tired today and it is very humid and hot, we have a 90 day today and then the temperature is supposed to drop 30 in one night, leaving us at 60 tomorrow morning. That is NOT healthy.
Have a nice evening! I'm off to start dinner now.
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Good to see you again. Yes I am very proud if haley joining the Air Force. It will be so good for her. Hard but good. She is excited too so that is good. My visit to Ohio was great. I love visiting my parents and the weather in Ohio is perfect. I miss them already though. Today I had to buy a new washer to the tune of 600 dollars. Yikes. I am now more overextended than I have been in ten years. Yuck. I have to get things under control. I wish I hadn't spent all the money I have been. I knew it was stupid and now I have to pay the piper.

When are the elections over? Ours are once or twice a year depending on what is going on in your community and usually last a few weeks for preelectiona and the big election on one day.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Hello hello! emoticon
Long time since I came by for coffee or wine here, I've been pretty much wiped out after my hours at the election office, I have to get up way to early for my liking and I usually fall asleep early.
You are right, it just was election time for me, we had elections to the European Parliament and to the City council in May last year, and elections to the Bundestag (the German Parliament) the year before that. This year we elect the Lord Mayor in Cologne. I think next year there will be no elections at all for a change, and then in 2017 it's the Bundestag again.
I really like the job. People can be annoying or thick-witted (you won't believe how many people are unable to find their candidate on the ballot, and of course we are not allowed to show them, which makes them feel like we're deliberately being unhelpful) but most are sweet and happy that we're there.

So, how have you been doing? You must be very proud of your Air Force girl. I saw the pictures of her swearing in and she looks so serious ... how did that feel?
And how was your vacation? I feel like I missed everything, lol.
I'll try to drop in more often! It's no good falling asleep at 10 p.m. every night. :)
Have a lovely evening!

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Oh I love the picture of your walk that is in my head. Lol. I am sure it was lovely. It seems it just was election time for you. I do hope you get a great group. Enjoy your time with your dad. Hopefully the weather will be nice. No big plans for me this weekend. I assume I will be working off and on trying to prepare for my vacation. Lol.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Good morning! emoticon
That walk was lovely indeed, we had a flaming orange and pink sky for sundown and the crickets were singing like crazy. It only cooled off when the sun was down, the day had been very hot and sticky.

I'm off to see my dad this weekend and then my election work starts Monday morning eaaarlyyy! I have to get up at 5:30 to be there at 7:00am. I'm looking forward to it though, hope we have a nice team again this year.
Have a wonderful vacation and a quick and easy three last days of work! emoticon

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Oh that sounds so wonderful. I would walk more if i had a sweetheart to walk with and a river to walk along....and the time. lol Only three more days of work and I'm on vacation. Yay!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I don't think I could stand Cologne without the river. It's the only little bit of coolness on 95F days like today. I'm not going out before the sun goes down though. Hot hot hot. Maybe tonight I'll drag my sweetheart out for a romantic moonlight walk along the Rhine. ;-)

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Wow there are so ,any buildings. I love the river. I like water. Lol. I zoomed in a bit so I could see what was around. I zoomed in on a ship and didn't realize it was there lol. Yes I'm still sleepy. I need ,y coffee. Lol.

I know what you mean about being hard on yourself. Sometimes we need to and sometimes we are just being mean to ourselves. I know you know what is best for you. emoticon

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Your weekend sounds crazy busy! I saw the pictures of your drinks at the bar and they all looked so yummy. I love creamy drinks, margaritas, daiquiris and mojitos ... looked perfect. I am glad Haley drove!

Finissage means something like a closing party for an exhibition, like vernissage means opening party. Makes you think of vinaigrette, lol, all those frenchisms. Not all exhibitions have finissages, but I guess some people don't miss an opportunity for a party!

We have the perfect summer day today, temperature will not climb above 80F and it's a clear blue sky and a lovely breeze. The only thing is I can't walk the route I would have liked to because it takes me around the northwest of a purification plant and when it is warm and there is a wind from the southeast like today it can be a bit smelly. I'll just pick a different route. Hey, maybe I can show you where I walk! I'll try what SP makes of a Google Maps link.
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You are right that I am being too hard on myself, the problem is that I know it, and I'm having a hard time just trying to take it easy. I have gained weight back before and I'm scared that I'll gain as soon as I tune it down a bit, right now I am just maintaining my weight with all the thousands of steps I am doing, it's crazy. Yeah, but that's what the blog post was all about, that I have to relax a bit and stop obsessing.

Have a wonderful and don't work so late! ;-)

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I am glad you are feeling better. Antibiotics can be wonderful. lol I have not hurt myself anymore...that I can remember. lol this weekend was crazy. I had a luncheon Saturday and dealt with Haley working and whatnot, went to the grocery and something else that I can't remember. Sunday we had the kids at church, then took the dogs to the vet then home again to get ready for a birthday party. Didn't get home from the birthday party until late late late. We stayed after to have drinks at the bar. Yesterday I worked until after 8 pm then came home and ate dinner, did the dishes and played a little on the computer before bed. I am ready for bed tonight but want to get some steps in...at least up to 8K. I'm at 7 right now.

I have to admit I had to look up finissage up online and am not sure if it is a form of art or if it is seeing something that is finished. I love that you visited with your friend and you were able to comfort her a bit. Happy birthday to her.

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I am well back to normal by now, it just took a day or two for the antibiotic to work its magic. I felt a little stronger by Thursday or Friday. My last results done Monday were all good. I hope I have seen the last of that infection. Nothing big happened this weekend, went to a finissage on Friday night and short film presentation on Saturday night, Sunday I visited my best friend from before I moved to Cologne it was her birthday but she didn't make invitations because a good friend of her partner had just died and they weren't feeling like partying. So we just grilled burgers and drank wine and had a nice evening.

You sure are accident prone at the moment, take care! Good thing Ipod did not make you fall with his leash. I hope you are all fine now.

The study does not consider plateaus in any way, they are mostly observing the differences in the two groups, the one which is getting a meal replacement and the other one which is implementing lifestyle changes. I guess they will evaluate afterwards if plateaus happen more frequently in one of the two groups, but there are no instructions on how to deal with them. I'm starting to wonder if I should really call this a plateau. By now I am starting to think that my body has just arrived at the weight it feels comfortable at. Maybe I should leave it at that, lol.

Have a lovely day! We have rain here today, which comes as quite a blessing after a 90 start into the week ...

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Oh I am so glad you are okay. I hate UTIs and kidney infections hurt. Been there done that. Yuck. The foot is a lot better but the day before yesterday iPod chased a dog and gVe me a nasty rope burn from his leash...on the back of the knee of the same leg. Lol. Ouch.

How is the study you are in regarding weight loss plateaus? Any plans for the weekend besides recovering from the infection?

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How is your foot by now? I got really really sick after my last post here, an urinary tract infection that went up to my kidneys, spent a day or two with a high fever until I managed to see my doc and got put on antibiotics. Boy, was I weak and shaky after that. I think I'm fine now, but I don't think I ever want to live through that again. Came totally out of the blue, too, I don't remember getting cold or anything. Nice side effect: I dipped through my lowest plateau weight for three days, but I'm back up now. Was nice to see a different number, though! ;-)

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good morning! I spoke too soon about my foot. Last night Ipod bumped up against it and oh did it hurt. It hurt all night long. He didn't open the sore, but he sure did piss it off. lol I went to bed last night before 10 am and slept until 9:30. I got OVER 11 hours of sleep and most of it was actually asleep. I only spent 20 minutes tossing and turning and didn't get up once to use the rest room. Oh it was wonderful. So far today I have walked and fed the dogs, loaded up the dish washer from dishes Haley brought from her room and a pan that I had soaking since Thursday...and now I'm reading my emails before I get my shower. It is hot hot hot today. Just in the short time I walked the dogs, I could feel the sun trying to burn me. It would be an awesome day to sit by the pool IF our pool water wasn't so hot. I may go out to Brazos Bend and walk the park. It depends on Haley. I don't want to drive out there by myself, but will if I have to. lol I may need to get a pair of walking sandals first. I am not sure if i can put on tennis shoes yet. Hmmm, sounds like a good day to go shopping. hahaha I will never get out of debt with my spending habits. I can't believe how refreshed and energized I feel after sleeping so well!

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Well, I managed to sleep early AND to sleep almost until 8 ... that's pretty long for me in the summer. Then I weighed in, made myself a huge bowl of coffee and went back to bed, lol. I love carrying my coffee bowl back to bed.
Good to hear that your heel is healing. I do the same thing when I'm short of reaching a milestone, like a 1,000 steps short of 10,000 or 15,000 I just pace the apartment, our flat is very long and narrow anyway and I just need to walk the distance between the kitchen and our bedroom and back like about 6 or 7 times to get to 1,000 steps. It helps when I have to put away laundry or carry cups or glasses back from the bedroom to the kitchen.

I can imagine Haley must burn easily, fair-skinned and redheaded as she is. She really should use sunscreen, but I should talk, yeah. I'm really bad with sunscreen.

Now I need to clean my kitchen, which is already a day or two overdue, and then I plan to be as lazy as possible for the rest of the weekend.
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No plans for me this weekend. I am tired tonight so hope to go to bed by 10 and sleep until I wake up. I met my step goal again today. Yay! I just pace in my apartment until i get it. It actually hurts more this way than walking on the treadmill because i have to take smaller steps. My heel is getting a lot better. it was horrible until about 2 pm then it started feeling a lot better. Hopefully tomorrow it will be totally healed and I can put shoes on. lol I want to go to the gym and get some steps in.

Haley came home and she is totally sunburned on her back. She never uses sunscreen. I will if I am going to the pool or beach or something but not on a daily basis. I agree about the eye burn. I hate when that happens. I do get pedicures on a regular basis so my heels aren't that bad as far as callouses go so that is good. lol

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Things have been pretty pleasant here, not too much work, and the weather is okay. It would be really good but for the humidity. That last heat wave two weeks ago was not quite that humid, right now our temperatures are only between 80 and 90 but it feels worse because it is so sticky. But who am I telling this! It must be much worse for you, only you have AC, lol. I went walking earlier today, yesterday I got a bit of a sunburn. I think it happens to me every year, that at some point I think my skin has gotten enough sun to get used to it and I believe I'm safe. I know that's stupid, that the UV rays are always just as bad for the skin, but sometimes I just hate to wear sunscreen (sunscreen + sweating = unpleasant slipperyness + stinging eyes).

Foot injuries can be really annoying, I don't know why, maybe it's because callous skin does not heal as smoothly? I remember once a couple of years ago we were on a trip to London and we did so much walking and standing on our feet that one of my heels just cracked (I was also a lot heavier then). I do pedicure my feet and moisturize the skin and everything, but the back of my heels always stays harder than the rest. That crack wouldn't heal for ages. I hope yours will be gone quickly!

What are your plans for the weekend? We're supposed to get rain tomorrow so I'll do some laundry and cleaning around the house, then see what Sunday will bring. Have a lovely Friday!

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Well I got my steps in but boy does it ache. I did keep a bandaid over it most of the day at work but wore backless sandals. It almost feels better when I wear my soft moccasins but at 95 degrees plus it is hard to wear moccasins. Lol. How was your day?

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Ow ow ow, that sounds terrible! Try to "air" your foot as much as possible so it heals quickly. Hope it heals good and easily!
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Today may be a problem. Last night I stepped down on the corner of my antique trunk and poked a hole in my heel. Oh it hurts today. emoticon Oh well at least it is sandal season.

Have a wonderful day today! It's almost your weekend!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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That's awesome, Donna! What do they say how long it takes to build a habit, something like 66 days or so? I think it depends a lot on what kind of habit it is. You can do it!

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Welcome back! I saw that you got lots of steps in. Lol. I still didn't catch up to you even though you didn't sync your Fitbit for a few days. Lol. Oh well I have but my goal ten days straight. I hope to keep it up until it becomes a habit.



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Well, here I am back again, had a wonderful time in Hamburg and I didn't even forget anything packing, lol. We had mostly good weather, just a rainy Sunday. Saw lots of galleries and exhibitions and walked a lot all over town. Came back to horrid humidity, I almost forgot while we stayed in Hamburg, there's always a cool breeze there, even when it's 90F. It's not even that hot today in Cologne, but my clothes are sticking to me, yuck. I'll hop under the shower and plop down in front of the TV afterwards. With a fan.

Have a lovely evening! :)

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Have an awesome weekend! I aways wait until the last minute to pack and seldom forget anything. Lol.

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That's probably wise ... I had forgotten that she starts AF so soon. She'll have to give Donatello some extra play time so he doesn't feel alone. ;-)

I'm leaving today for our visit to Hamburg and I haven't packed a thing yet. At least I got the plushie toy for the new baby done in time. I'm sure I'll forget something while packing in a hurry, but that's not exactly positive thinking, right? Well, we're not leaving civilization, so it can't be that bad. But now I gotta go pack my bags! Have a nice weekend already, I will be back on Tuesday.

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I have asked her several times not to get another animal. She is going in the Air Force and has no idea where she will be stationed. She can't take them to basic or to her training so I will have to take care of them for six months. That isn't fair to me. Donatello will just have to be alone.

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Will you get a replacement companion for the other rat? I think you said she had two? I hope she will not go one blaming herself. Really, rats are kind of delicate, they get sick easily and some die early. One of my high school friends had rats, and they all died pretty young, two of them of cancer, one of them was just dead in it's cage one morning. I think it has to do with how they are bred, I think not much care is taken that the strongest and healthiest animals get to reproduce. That's really sad.

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It will take a while for her to get over this. She adored him so she is very upset. She thinks it was her fault because she took him to petsmart and he was fine then in the car on the way home he just started convulsing and threw up and died. Her bf doesn't have ac so he may have had a heat stroke. I tried to tell her it was just a heart attack but she feels it was all her fault. Poor thing. I feel so bad for her.

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Oh, I am so sorry! That is very, very sad. I hope the burial was okay and you were able to console her.

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Well I probably won't get my steps in today. Haley called me traumatized because one of her rats died. We will be having a burial later tonight at my sisters house. Haley is heartbroken.

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Well, maybe Fitbit is playing games with us. I think those challenges are a great thing for a little motivational push!

Ha, I was lucky today, not only did I manage to shop without getting soaked, I also walked for more than an hour and arrived home with the first drops falling. Just one more cool day, then it's supposed to warm up again. It's also supposed to get really humid this time, because there has been all that rain this week so far.

Have a nice evening! I'm turning in early today, may read a couple of pages, though I'll probably fall asleep reading. G'night!

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I think Fitbit plays games sometimes. I took pictures all weekend of my dashboard and you were ahead by over 10k the whole time. Lol. It's okay though. I have been ahead of my two cousins who are usually in close competition with you. As long as I get 10k a day I will be happy. Lol. I love challenges like this when I can actually somewhat be in the race. My cousin had me in a challenge a few weeks ago where everyone had 10k and up before noon and kept going. Those aren't much fun because it's impossible to keep up.

I hope you don't get washed away in the rain. I like a little rain but not a lot of rain. We are starting our hot season where it just gets hotter and more humid every day. Not good for the hair styles ha ha.

Have a wonderful day and I hope you get some nice fruit at the market.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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No no no, that can't be true! I bet you just didn't look at your fitbit dashboard at the right time. I was gone all weekend and did not enter my steps, and when I got back online on Monday I got a message that I passed you and Sylvia, so you must have passed me before at some point! So you DID catch up with me, if only because I didn't track my steps until Monday. ;-)

I guess this week will not be my best so far, we have so much rain coming our way that I'll be lucky if I get outside at all. We're going to Hamburg on Thursday to stay with an old friend for a couple of days, and to attend the wedding party of two lovely people we haven't seen for a couple of years. Also, we get to see their baby for the first time, I'm trying to crochet a plushie for the little guy, which turns out to be quite a challenge, lol.

Now I'm off to the street market in the rain I need strawberries for breakfast, and spinach and mushrooms for the vegetable lasagna tonight. Have a lovely day, and keep up the good work! You're doing awesome on those challenges!!

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The first challenge was a weekday challenge. I came in third place out of about ten. The second was a weekend challenge and I came in third again. Now I am in two weekday challenges with basically the same people. I won't win the weekend one because I'm so busy at work but hopefully I will at least get my 10k a day. My friend in Florida sent me a message telling me I had to catch up with you and I just laughed. I've only been ahead of you one time and it was only for three minutes! haha

I'm glad you got some walking in even if it rained. I'm also glad you took it easy over the weekend so I could get at least close to being caught up with you! ha ha

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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I think you did A LOT of steps! When does the challenge end, have you finished already?

I went to see my dad this weekend, which was lovely, we had wonderful weather and spent a lot of time in the garden. I didn't walk that much, but we made much use of the deck chairs, lol.
Today it is raining, a slow steady drizzle, I tried to get my walk done before it started but the rain caught me when I was farthest away from home, so I got pretty wet. It's not cold, though, so I think I'll be fine. Just had to change my clothes when I got home.

Have a lovely week, I hope work will be unstressful and your dream of the broken garbage disposal was not a premonition!
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7/10/15 11:26 A

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I always have loud crazy dreams. Last night had to do with a broken garbage disposal at work. Lol. Go figure.

Today is my weekend. I took the day off. Do you have fun plans scheduled? Nothing big for me. Just planning to get lots of steps in today. I'm in a challenge on Fitbit and don't want to lose too badly. I can't get first or second place but am hoping for third. Lol.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Is it something about the moon or planet constellation? Both the boyfriend and I have been having wild, colorful dreams these last couple of nights. Kind of exhausting, indeed!

This week just flew by. It has cooled off considerably and I got a lot done this week. Now I'm off to see my dad this weekend and get a haircut and then visit a friend for his birthday on Sunday. Busy busy!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Good morning. I hope you are having a wonderful day today. I am so sleepy. My dreams were very active so I woke up tired. I hate that. Lol. Those little sweat bees are tiny but potent. My favorite are the big fat round bees. I used to call them bumble bees when I was a child. Now some people say the bumble bees are the normal honey bees but I think they are wrong and the bumble bees are the big fat ones. They are so cute.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Argh, I hate computer issues keeping me from working. It's only these moments you realise how dependent on the machines we have become! I hope it will be fixed today!

I had never heard about sweat bees so I looked it up. I had no idea that the european honey bee, apis mellifica, is attracted to human sweat as well. That may have been the reason why it was sitting on the back of my neck, because that's where I usually sweat most. I think I was kind of lucky, the sting mustn't have gotten far in or I brushed it off right away, because the spot didn't get big at all, it looks like a mosquito bite. It just hurt a bit at first, but not for long.
Yeah, I talk to bees and wasps too. A friend of my parents taught me to when I was a child, he said you were not supposed to scream or wave your hands because that would upset them, but you should tell them calmly that this was your food and their food was somewhere else, so they should kindly leave. I remember I thought that wildly funny when I was a kid, but I still talk to bees and wasps to this day.

Have a good day! I hope there will be no more computer issues with the new hard drive.

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Oh no sorry about the bee. I have only been stung a few times in my life by bees and wasps. The wasps hurt more. I have been stung lots of times by those little sweat bees. I don't like them at all. I love bees. They make flowers. It freaks Haley out because when bees come around I just stand still and let them sniff me a little and then politely ask them to move along. She is afraid of bees. Once at an amusement park a bee was trying to drink my soda and I had to ask him several times not to until he finally flew away. I didn't realize there were about ten people watching me have this conversation with the bee. It was a little awkward but they laughed.

The weekend was good. I was busy but didn't do much if that makes sense. I got my roots and toes done on Friday, Saturday was dinner and fireworks and Sunday was church and a movie. Work today was stupid. My computer was broken for the first two hours. Tomorrow I hope to get a new hard drive and updated software so it will work again. As of now I cannot turn it off or log off. I just have to lock the screen.

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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How was your weekend? I had to laugh about your story about cutting yourself off from your coffee maker when mopping the floor. Yeah, that would be me. I had to mop my kitchen too on Saturday (in the 100 heat) because I dropped a bowl of chicken tabbouleh (which was to be our dinner) when taking it out of the fridge. Luckily most of it landed IN the fridge and only a little part of it on the floor, so we still had dinner.
We've been having cold food days for almost a week now, none of us felt like cooking anything on the stove or turning on the oven to heat up our kitchen even more. So we had Gazpacho, and several salads. Yesterday the heatwave broke and we had thunderstorms and rain all day, and today it is sunny again but only around 70, it's not supposed to reach the 80s today, which will be a relief.
I went walking early nevertheless, and I think I got stung by a bee. I didn't see it because it was on the back on my neck, but I must have squashed or scared it with my scarf and it stung. I don't think it was a wasp because in the past I reacted a bit allergic to wasps, and the sting did not swell up all that big.

Now I need coffee for real! Have a good day and a great week!

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Good morning! I had to get up super early today to take Haley to work. she had to be there at 6;30. She got there by 6:45 so that was pretty close considering. she is always late for everything. lol I came home and mopped my kitchen but mopped my coffee inside the kitchen so I am anxiously waiting for the floor to dry enough to walk on. lol

With the heat the way it is, I think it is smart to take it easy. I can't imagine being in the high 80's and 90's with no a/c. AF is Air Force...hey, if Haley gets stationed over in Germany i can come walk with you! lol

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Oh, I thought you were going to see your mom this weekend, I guess I misunderstood. Good that you can be there in August. So what are Haley's plans? Is AF the Air Force? Basic training sounds like it.

The heat here is far from nice, but I guess it's no use complaining. We're making the best of it, I'm walking early every day and then we go out again in the evening when it get's a little cooler, although it didn't cool off much this night, my thermometer shows 88 already at 9 a.m.
Today I'm meeting friends for an hour or so, but we will not be moving around outside in the heat I guess. Most of the weekend will be just relaxing!

Have a great weekend! It's always nice to be all set up for the weekend with your hair done, mani & pedi and whatever ... yay!

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We didn't get to have a birthday party...mom is in Ohio and we are in Texas but we did buy her new shoes and cards and I sent her some flowers. we also got to skype for a while around 2 pm. I went out and got my roots touched up and then got a pedicure so I am all set for the weekend. Mom said she was having a very nice birthday. i was hoping to fly up there for her birthday and then again in August for my reunion but with not knowing Haley's schedule for the AF, I wasn't sure when i can go. I will certainly be up there in August but don't know if she will be with me or at basic training.

We had a nice weather day today. It was a little cloudy but only got in the 90's and wasn't terribly humid. Of course I didn't do much outside except walk to and from the car several times. lol When i was young, we never had a/c. We had a huge window fan in the living room that in the daytime blew the air outside and at night when it was cool, blew the air inside. it was always comfortable. I know what you mean though about the temperature difference. It can be very overwhelming more so for us going outside after being inside...but I don't think I could make it here if we didn't have it.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, even if it is just relaxing!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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