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Letís have a great day, pressing onward and not looking back but instead pushing forward to the finishing line...I cheer you on! Keep up the great work... emoticon emoticon



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Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much from the bottom of my Heart thank you to all of you for all of your support and understanding lately.

Today has been a bit of a better day I am still going strong with my workouts My son has been training me on weight training and I moved up in weights tonight!! Yay!!!! I am feeling stronger and stronger which is great. Yesterday was cardio I was a little disappointed that it was pouring rain outside, I had planned to take out my 2 dogs ( my little guys) out for a nice walk neither one of like the rain much cant say I blame them lol so treadmill it was.
The forecast tomorrow is 19 so hopefully tomorrows cardio will be a good long walk with the munchins.

Congrats Heather on the new dress!! You must feel so proud of yourself!!! That is really awesome!!!. And I am also going to check out travelzoo!! I took your advice on the freecycle and so I have gotten my granddaughters so amazing clothes. I have not been checking out too much lately but I will be starting to pay more attention in the next while thank you it is an amazing place.

Have a great day tomorrow everyone!!!

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emoticon Jennie emoticon on making wise choices. They do pay off as you are discovering!
Guess you're not singin' in the rain, Anjay, with a leaky roof. emoticon Hope you can get it fixed soon. More rain to fall here tomorrow - will try not to send it your way!
Hi to Donna, Heather, Judith, Pat, Stephanie, Lauretta & Jan - hope you're all having a busy and interesting week. We've been having a great time with our visitors - today we went for lunch at a local western-themed banquet hall, noted for the old stuff decor - machinery, tools, household items, old cars, - you name it, it was hanging on a wall or parked by an old shed. Lots of "guy stuff" for the dh's to inspect. As far as I'm concerned once you've seen one cast iron flywheel, you've seen them all emoticon




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Way to go Jennie....not sure if we have heard from you before but from me welcome. Love to have new people join our group. It does meake us feel good when we make good choices and it never is easy. Wishing you a very successful journey!

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I have been enjoying the sun this week! Feeling very motivated because I have been making wise choices and enjoying the fruit of those choices! Yippee emoticon

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hi everyone well it rained here all day and some so much rain, our roof was leaking everywhere as usual
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Good Evening Team, hope you all had a great day and were able to meet the goals you were hoping for...I know you can do it, cheering you on to the Finish Line... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Anjay, great to hear from you. Hope you are on the road to recovery. Get out side and enjoy some sunshine. It is almost the first same of summer!!!

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hi everyone feeling better today so thought I would pop in and say hi, have missed you all

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Heather a big high five on the decreasing dress size. Bet that makes up for all those hard workouts!!!! You and your DH sure need congratulations!!!! I am going to,have to check out Travelzoo. Not sure if we have it in BC but we do,have other sites. I am sure you will look smashing in your new outfit!!!
Steph, hope your DH is continuing to improve. You don't look like you have a 41 yr old son!!!
Charlotte, that's too,bad your DH did not get his oats sowed ........ emoticon ..... I mean in before company arrived!!! I hope,the weather cooperates. I am sure not a farmer but I am thinking it is getting late.
Enjoy your company and I am sure they enjoyed being part of the service on Sunday.
Today my DH is having another quiet day. Not as bad as Sunday but I think he was up,too late last night. We were at friends for a fresh salmon dinner. Gotta love fresh BC salmon!!!!
So I am off to do a few errands and enjoy the day.
Happy Tuesday all!!!

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Finally stopped raining, sun is trying to shine, but still looks like a pretty unsettled week coming up. Dh was hoping to finish seeding the oats before this all started, but no luck. The hay fields are exploding with all the moisture - also our lawn - emoticon
Our visitors arrived & are almost caught up on sleep after their long drive from north of Toronto. Sil, a United Church pastor-in-training, was the guest speaker at our Father's Day church service yesterday & her hubby, a retired United Church minister, read Scripture, so you can see we put them to work right away!

So sorry to hear about Dexter, Lauretta. A big hole in your lives for sure. emoticon

Steph - sounds like your dh is healing up nicely. I'm sure he's happy to be rid of the pain. Would be great to celebrate his recovery with a nice trip somewhere.

Heather - you hit a shopping home run for sure - smaller size, classy new dress...on sale??
what's not to like, eh? Those deals on Travelzoo are great - must check it out.

Donna - emoticon on all those steps. At that rate, you could almost walk to Winnipeg! Healing vibes going out to your dh emoticon

Another week begin-ith. Hope everyone has a good one. emoticon emoticon


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Morning all,

emoticon Lauretta on the loss of your beloved Dexter....

Heather thanks for asking about my dh...he gets his stitches out Wed...and then physiotherapy starts.....hoping only good things from this point on.....and emoticon on you and hubby getting new "smaller sized clothing"......also thanks about the tips on the travel deals.....hoping to do something when my dh is done his therapy....

Charlotte hope you had a great Father's day reunion and that your guests got to your place safe and sound and enjoying this great weather... emoticon on the weight loss....

Donna hope that hubby is feeling better......

Anjay hope you are feeling better also.....

Only celebration left in June (25th) is my ds birthday.....can't believe he is going to be 41 years old.....and has a beautiful wife and 3 awesome kids.....I have been blessed to have them in my life.......take care all. emoticon



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Hi Lauretta - my sympathies...the pets I've lost in my life were all very special to me and I can only imagine that Dexter was a sweetie. *hugs*

Steph - hope DH recovers quickly!

Anjay - back feeling any better yet?

Minimoe- congrats on the mudroom...scratch 1 thing off your list!

Donna - 17000 steps??? Oyyyy....that's impressive! I usually do 10000 at work and I'm exhausted after that....can't imagine 17!
My bike ride is about 20 min - 2.5k....it's perfect really, not so much as to tire out before a shift.

Took hubby out shopping for Father's Day to get a new outfit, his numbers are shrinking too, and it was time for him to stop cinching his belt...he's down 2 sizes as well and it was nice to see the smile on his face when he came out of the change room.

Then he insisted we pop over to my favourite store since there was a sale and I bought a new summer dress....down to a 1x and I was thrilled. It's a super cute navy & white polka dot which I NEVER would have worn 3 sizes ago, but I had purchased tickets to a dinner & dance cruise on Lake Ontario and we're going in a couple weeks with friends, so I thought it would be perfect.

You have to check out Travelzoo for these awesome local deals, they have all kinds of things for super good pricing, we got these tickets for $35 each, instead of $80. I bought him golf passes for 2 to Hockley Valley for him for Father's Day & his son's birthday (June 21) Figured the two of them would be able to enjoy it together, and hey...a day of golf for 2 plus a cart rental for $75 was a really really good deal.

Anyway, hope you all enjoy the weather, we gotta take it while we get it!
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Awe Lauretta we feel so sad for you. Many of us have had pets who,have died and we understand how you feel. Hugs to you!!!!
Happy Fathers DY to all our Dads out there. I hope everyone is enjoying their family time.
My DH is not feeling well today. We are suppose to go to our sons and DIL's for dinner but we will see how he is feeling. He has been sleeping almost all day!!! I worry about this hubby of mine........

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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Hi everyone,

I thank you all for all of your prayers for Dexter,
Dexter Passed Away Friday morning. As you all can imagine my heart is breaking I miss him so much right now. But I know in my heart it was the best thing he was just too sick and the treatments that may or may not have helped would have had a lot of side effects that I did not want him to go through,
But he is now free of sickness and any pain that he may have had but did not show,
I will chat soon

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10 points for the team today. I don't know about you guys but the points are sure stingy lately!!
Been to the gym and had a good workout. We are going to DS and DIL for dinner. Yeah I don't have to cook. My DH is not feeling well today......I worry when he is like this. He is now on nap two for the day.........he is under a big blanket and it is not even cold out. I am going to have to watch him.
Hope you all have a good day celebrating your Fathers and husbands!!!

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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Cheering you on for an awesome and blessed Sunday ahead, hope your day was equally as blessed, mine was full but all good, preparing for tomorrow's special Father's Day outreach our church is doing for all the Father's in our community, we are having a huge Barbeque and special activities...

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Ditto Donna, watching open is a lot better than going out and getting wet.

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Yeah Charlotte to those gone forever pounds. Awesome job girl!!!
We did go out but it was so miserable we decided after doing a few errands that coming home and putting on the US open was a better idea. There is always tomorrow!!!

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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Rainy Sat. here too, but so far only the cats are relaxing (and you know how well they do that! emoticon Waiting for sil & hubby to arrive - just have to take a few more things over to the guest house (pillow cases, can opener, box Kleenex...) then get a start on supper, as they'll likely need feeding when they get here. I tried to get some food cooked ahead, but it seems the more I make, the more dh eats!
Tomorrow is the annual Father's Day service at a nearby heritage church (131 years old) - always a bit of a reunion for area families. Many of the first settlers of the district are buried in the surrounding community cemetery.
Happy to report 3 of the 5 lbs I gained are gone - never to return!!! emoticon

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Good morning all. It is showering here but I am still going out today. Hopefully we will get a little sunshine especially for those who work all week!!
Have a good day all!!!

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Cheering you on for a fantastic weekend ahead, may I encourage you to emoticon and keep up the great work... emoticon

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hi everyone have missed a few days lately due to extreme pain, but I am back and hopefully it is settling down

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Yeah to the finished mudroom Charlotte. I guess when you live on a farm it is a must if there is every any chance to keep the rest of the house clean. I bet it looks really great.
Way to go Steph with the hubby on the mend. I am assuming he is doing pretty good as you are back at work. He will feel so much better with the stitches out.
Lucky you with a lab tech for a daughter. I am lucky as I am ok with blood work. the place where I go the girls are excellent.....dont even know there took blood.
Lauretta, I am sorry to hear your puppy is noot doing well. Family pets are just like our kids.......
Charlotte, enjoy your company!!!


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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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Friday the 13th and a full moon tonight - the magic is in the air! I heard this won't happen again until 2040, so I guess we'd better make the most of it. Not sure how, but hey, any excuse for a party, right? emoticon

Steph - sounds like your dh is recovering well - what a relief. Lab tech in the family comes in handy for sure, right up there with having a lawyer, accountant or a personal trainer like Lauretta. You, Heather & Donna are my exercise inspiration - have to find another activity to replace the aquafit which ended on Tues. - resuming in late Sept. Still doing the pedal machine & stretch bands regularly but would love to keep swimming.

Off to town to for errands, then finish setting up the guest house for visitors arriving tomorrow.
Everything seems to take me twice as long these days. emoticon But (drum roll) the mudroom work is DONE! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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Good Afternoon ladies....well today is my first day back at work and my dh is recuperating at home...so glad to get back into a routine...he goes to get his stitches removed Wed (18) already....hope his physiotherapy starts soon after that.....Donna my dd takes all my blood tests....she brings everything to my home and then just brings the vials to work with her in the morning.....good thing too because I always faint when I go for blood work.......lucky I have a lab tech in the family.....

Lauretta prayers for Dexter...hope he is not suffering....

Charlotte those renovations sounds like they are going to make you life a lot easier......

Heather good for you for getting your biking exercises....I've been walking these last few days...it all helps....


To all have a great day.....glad its Fri,,,,,


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Hi all, up early this morning to be first in line at 7:30 at the lab for my yearly blood tests and ECG. Aren't we lucky that we can have this done and not worry about the cost. My American friends tell me their annual tests cost about $500.00. Yes, I know we do pay for this in iur taxation system.....nothing is free!!!
Today is raining so I will get caught up on a few things around here. Thank goodness for rIn or nothing would get done. Have a good day all!!!

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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Hope your day was blessed, wishing you all an awesome Friday ahead as we Spark on to the Finishing Line, Yes, We CAN together! emoticon emoticon

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Hi Everyone,

Sorry I have not been on here too much this week Dexter has taken a turn for the worse so It has been pretty tough.
I will be back soon I promise. I am still weight training with my son and alternating that with Cardio so I am keeping up with my routine which I think is important.
I hope you all doing well.
I will chat soon

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Heather I had to chuckle at your comment but you actually can learn to golf with that problem. that is a lot of hours to work back to back. You must be exhausted. How far is your bike ride but I think that is awesome that you can do,that!! I always worked way to far for that ever to be an option.
Today was my actual golf day and I got so,many steps in. 17,000 steps needless to say I am a little weary!!! And the best part it did,not rain. It is holding on until tonight!!!

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

It's only when you have the courage to step off the ledge that you'll realize you've had wings all along. Gail Lynne Goodwin
From my friend Besshale.....maintenance is as much work as losing but we get to do it in cuter clothes.


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Quiet group - hopefully we're all outdoors getting the most out of summer. Another beauty of a day here - sunny, mid-PLUS 20's emoticon & light breeze to keep the bugs away. I spent most of it indoors though, busy but not accomplishing much emoticon Tomorrow the broom cupboard is getting permanently installed in the mudroom - also two baseboards & the door put back on, then just the shelves & hooks to paint & install. The end is in sight! Unfortunately, real life renos are nowhere near as speedy as those on HGTV.




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Hi Ladies

Missed ya yesterday...I did a closing shift last night and then an open shift this morning....never got to the gym but I did ride my bike to work and home again the last two days, so I'm confident that I got enough exercise in.

I do feel a little wonky though having worked 20 out of the past 28hrs....I plan on doing a whole lot of nothing tonight!

Donna - I have never gotten the hang of golfing. I went once with my ex hub and my dad but I found...how to put it nicely.....my chest got in the way??? LOL

Have a great day!
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Group seems just as quite today. I am sooo jealous of your trip to the driving range. emoticon

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This,group,is way,to,quiet today. Everyone must be having a full hump day!!!
Been to,the gym this morning and did a great workout. This afternoon I spent a few hours at the driving range. It was such a nice day that it was fun to be outside.
Hope you all had a good day.

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an art, but a habit. - Aristotle

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Awesome job Heather buying a new bathing suit you like. Now that is what I call successful dieting and exercising. 6 bins is a lot to handle. It is amazing though when you have to make those decisions that you can. Your family is way to young to worry about that yet!!

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WOW that is a lot of trees to remove...do you have a fireplace at least? *smiles*

Steph - hope hubby recovers soon and you get some routine back. Don't forget to take care of yourself too!

Donna - good job! 3 big into 1 small? I should have you come do ours! We have 6! There is His, Mine, and Ours....LOL (Remember that movie? Who knew I'd be living it one day?)

Well I did it - got on that darned bike and did it yesterday. My boys, my sister and I rode over to her house, went for a swim, and rode back. Today I did a lap around the reservoir near our house, there is a 4 mile trail that's quite a nice ride...lots of ups and downs, so a good workout. Tomorrow the plan is to ride to work. So knocked off two items on my list....back to riding a bike after 30 years and bought a bathing suit that I don't hate and went swimming.

I feel invincible today!

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Charlotte, life is never boring around your home is it? Wow that is a lot of trees to remove. Here in Vancouver you cannot remove any trees without permission from the city. Our trees Re sacred here!!! emoticon Enjoy your visit with your family. Maybe you can set them to work!!,

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Steph - stress can play havoc with our choices - you have a lot to deal with right now, but don't let that be an excuse. Hold your own - emoticon Is hubby a good patient? emoticon

Donna - playing in the rain can be emoticon but it depends on what you're doing emoticon Congrats on the Christmas de-cluttering.

Our east yard looks like Armageddon - a local tree service cut down eight 100-year-old Manitoba maples yesterday, remains all cut up and piled waiting to be hauled away. Also took out four more biggies at the barn & shop. Noticed a lot more light in the living room, probably will be hotter too with the shade gone. Several bewildered birds, squirrels and kitties wandering about looking for their favourite haunts, but there are still lots of trees for them, & we are planting more once the debris is hauled away.
Sil & hubby arriving Sat. - still trying to clean up the little house for them - hip is not cooperating. Two weeks from today I leave for NS - lots to do, so may not be Sparking regularly.

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Oh Steph, it is so hard when your routine changes to stay on track. I think as long as we Re paying attention it will not get out of control. Don't be too hard on yourself right now. Looking after DH is the first thing. He will be up and moving in no time!,
I was planning on going outside to play today but DH just came home and says it is raining. Now on to Plan B. I need to pick up a few things. So I will do that first. No gym today....
Have a good one!!!

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Good Morning all....just wanted to say even though I've been busy with my dh recuperating from his hip surgery I am still reading these posts....thanks all for your kind words.....

You would think will helping my dh I would not have time to overeat...but unfortunately my day is allover the place and I find I'm eating all the wrong foods lately and have gained 5 pounds.....need to get on a routine and stop this binging....

Hope all are having a good day take care.

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Heather your son sounds like a fine young man with his head on straight. You have every right to be very proud of him.
Yum, homemade spaghetti sauce. With there only being the two of us when I make my sauce I freeze the extra and usually get two or three meals out of it so then I have easy suppers when I need it. DH loves pasta way too much. I am like you Heather, it is a treat to enjoy occasionally.
So the decoration saga is complete. I had three huge containers and now I have one small one. I am going to allow my DS's and DGD to go through rest and take what they like. Maybe there are some memories in there for them. It is all I can do not to go back in the box and take some out.........the rest will go to charity.
Today as a very busy day with housework, washing and ironing. So now,it is all done and I can play for,the rest of the week!!!! Yeah right but I can dream.
Hopefully you all have a good week!!!


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Hello Ladies

Another beautiful day to enjoy!
Christmas decorations are hard to purge...keeping something special for each member of your family seems like a great idea, and opening up the rest to your family to choose something they might like seems good. Is there a shelter nearby that might benefit? It's easier to think of something going to help someone who might not be able to afford their own enjoying it when letting something special go.

Glad to hear Dexter's doing better! Family pets are so dear and so special. My cat is 17 now and I can't imagine what it will be like without him. Hopefully I have a few more years before we have to say goodbye.

My son had his Cadet graduation this past weekend, it was so lovely that they gave him an engraved pocket watch as a gift - so special! He also was speaking with a Major from 7th Regiment in Toronto who can assist him in entering that Reserve unit - and would be willing to transfer him at the end of the summer to a unit in the Sault, so he can continue that while away at school. He's very excited about it.

Making a big pot of pasta sauce and going to enjoy spaghetti for dinner...craving pasta so I have been super cautious today with my cals - then I can enjoy dinner with no worries.

Have a great day!
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Wishing you all a great day and week ahead...Let's keep pushing on ahead, taking 1 step, 1 day at a time, reminding ourselves that Baby Steps get results.... emoticon emoticon emoticon


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Cheering you on for a great week ahead, you are doing great, I encourage you to keep pushing, don't give up, instead decide that this week will be a productive week meeting your goals 1 step and 1 day at a time....

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LYNCHD05 Donna, just read your post about having to go through your storage room and having to make some hard decisions in what to part with, I feel for you, that's tough.

Do you have any family members who could take some of the Christmas decorations? or maybe a close friend? Here's hoping you can sort through and keep 1 or 2 special items in a grouping that really stands out?

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Lauretta you sure have had a busy day already. Phew........I need a rest just thinking about it!!!!! emoticon
Today I did my ball class and it was wonderful. I can feel my body is hurting a little. I hope this is just temporary as my wrists hurt a little doing the planks. I am listening to my body so will keep,an eye on this. I guess our bodies do change and sometimes just feel different.
Today I am going to go,through my Christmas decorations. We have to clean out our storage area and we just cannot keep all this stuff anymore. Not sure how I am going to part with so we of this but I have too. Now that we are in a condo we just don't have the storage we use to. For awhile we were allowed to store some things in a separate room but as you can imagine it was a used and people were dumping everything in there so you had a hard time moving around. So the push is on to go through my stuff. DH would be happy just to get rid of it all. We have not been home for Christmas for many years but how do you get rid of your memories?
I will let you know,how it goes!!!!

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Hi Everyone
I hope your Saturday was a good one!!

Donna- My son is not a professional Personal Trainer however he has done many years of training himself mainly with a close friend of his who was a in the U.S Marines. Though out high school my son played football then Rugby so he almost lived at the Gym.
He is now 28 and he had gotten away from it for a few years. But he still knows his stuff and wanted to get back into working out and getting himself back in shape.
I am so grateful for everything he is doing and it is actually a lot of fun Hard but a lot fun having him work out with me.
Yes I am sore but your right I am not hurt.


An update with My Dexter He is doing pretty good today I got him some wet food and he ate a very healthy meal of it I think it is a lot easier for him to handle with the Lumps still in his lymph nodes in his neck.
My daughter and grand kids came over today and when they were at the back gate he actually got up and ran!!! This really excited me to see as he has been pretty sleepy lately.
There were some Linemen working on the power line too behind the house and he started to bark at them that also was exciting because he has not barked at anything all week not even the squirrel that likes to torment the dogs.
So I think his medicine is helping him out so far And his breathing is a bit better again today too!!!

Well today was my only day off now till Thursday so I was up early got all my house work done. Did all my laundry washed all my floors before my daughter and grandkids got here this afternoon.
Tomorrow another afternoon shift then Monday start days ugggg I really need to win the lottery lol.
But really I do love my job so if I did have a nice big lump of money like that I would still be busy doing something for sure But I think it might be somewhere that is warmer all year.

Happy Sparking everyone Will chat soon

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Wishing you a great Saturday ahead, let's Keep pushing ahead and be the very best we can be. Let Go and Let God help you today, when you find yourself struggling look to Him, He knows exactly what you are going through. He is our Source of Strength!

I am feeling really good today, quite weak, being on a liquid diet for 5/6 days sure takes it toll. I'm now adding soft solids to my diet and am tolerating them pretty good so far,

SLOW & STEADY AS I GO...Thanks for your prayers, they sure have made a difference.

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Laureate is your son a personal trainer? Having someone train you is awesome as they push you more than you would do yourself. And the best part they know how to train properly so you don't hurt yourself. You may be sore but not hurt....big difference.
Today I am doing a big wash but once this is done I want to go outside. It is an amazing day and should be enjoyed. Hope you are all having a good Saturday.
Steph, hope your DH is recovering well.

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Hi everyone
Thank you to all for your support it has been for sure a bumpy ride lately.
But Dexter is continually improving a little each day.
Yes I do have an awesome son!! Today I was thinking I really love you son but right now I am not liking you too much each time I opened a door my muscles screamed back at me lol. But Its good he is really good at showing me how to train properly and takes his time with me which is awesome.
Tomorrow is leg day so we shall see how that goes lol

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