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Old 02-16-2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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This thread is a sub-set of the 300+ thread.

This group is for those dealing with the challenges of having a significant amount of weight to lose and being fit which becomes harder after age 40. If you're an old or new friend and not over 40 and feel this is the place to post, jump right in.
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Morning!

Anyone have the day off? More time to exercise!

I don't have the day off, but I don't teach. I've got my gym time scheduled!
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Our school system is using today as a makeup day. So I have kids ...I do plan on getting in the 1 mile dvd with them.
I am still fighting this sinus mess...I feel like I am in a fog.Im not taking any meds today just using a nasal spray.I hate the medicine head feeling!!
I didnt do to good over the weekend. We ate out 2 times..and I ate to many chips at the mexican place.
Today is a new day and I will pump up my water today even more. I think I am ready to have this wedding behind us!! It seems like all we do is stuff for it!
Hubby is going to the grocery store for me today! WE have only been buying a few items at a time since losing alot of food due to the long power outage. We have a list of healthy foods for him to buy. I cant wait to have the house full of good foods again!! Its really hard to make healthy choices when you dont have it at home!
Carol text messaged me just as she was ready to sail.I hope she has a wonderful stress free time!!
heather_ enjoy your day off from teaching.

barb- good luck finishing up the cleaning. I really plan on doing some deep cleaning over spring break.

Teri-HI

vortex- my neice is 16 and lives with her mom and step dad. She is a doll!!

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Morning!

I have the day off! I am still going to take the kiddos to daycare for a bit so I can get some things done around the house. I just have a lot of paperwork and whatnot. I also need to shop for the little one's Bday on Thurs. I have my usual Monday evening training session tonight!

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Morning ladies,

No day off here. No holidays until Memorial Day. I'll take a day off here and there to have long weekends as the weather improves.

I'm feeling pretty okay today considering I did so much walking yesterday. Tonight should be a 30 minute interval cardio workout. I think I'll walk the dogs for 30 minutes when I get home and then do the 30 minutes on the spinner. I can do intervals on that. Dog walking, while it is exercise, jut has to be considered part of my chores and not part of my fat-burning routine. Its the icing on the cake, so to speak.

I'm thinking about beating my scale with a baseball bat. Seriously. I bought a WW scale last fall and am not liking it at all. I get very wild fluctuations from day to day. (Yes, I know about the daily weigh-ins but I'm going to do it and I want a scale that is consistent.) It can fluctuate 5-7 pounds so I end up checking it more than once when I do a weigh-in because I'm never sure what the real number is. Yesterday, it was 259.0 for three times. This morning it is 266.4 for three times. WTF! Very frustrating and annoying.

Debi - Thanks for the reminder about the water. That is something I do okay with at work but not well enough at home. Especially on the weekend. Just wait until the wedding day and it will go too quickly!

Barb - Have a great, productive day. What's the boy getting for this birthday?

Heather - Work hard at the gym.

Sue - Hey, how are you doing? Hope you're doing okay.

I better get busy. to all!
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Well...so much for productive. This morning after I dropped of the boys I went to get my car buffed - a teenager hit me last weekend and took off some paint - I'm not going to make him pay to have the entire bumper repainted - instead just to clean it up a bit. It's not perfect, but I'm not going to worry about it. If the car was newer I would have gotten it redone. Anyway, after that DH and I decided to go shopping for the boy. We detoured on the way to the casino. We ended up spending a few hours there playing slots and electronic blackjack and having lunch. We had fun, but left our money there. Then we did our shopping and now he's picking up the boys while I'll chill for a few minutes before my date with my trainer. I've got to do some stuff later. Guess I'll get to it eventually. I also have to back up all my personal files on my work laptop. Rumor is tomorrow is a BIG layoff day. I think I'm going to get through it, but you never know.

Terri - For what it's worth I didn't like my WW scale either. I have a Tanita (I think that is right) that is very consistent and accurate vs. the medical scales I've checked it against). Jackson is getting a little indoor roller coaster for his Bday. No loop-d-loops or anything it's just a little 6 foot hilly thing with a car. The boys played with it at a friend's house and had a ball. We also got him a couple other little things. I'll share pictures. I usually go all out making the kids Bday cakes, but I've decided I'm just going to pick up a couple cupcakes for the kids to have. We are going to take them to Chuck-e-Cheese on Thursday night to celebrate. Bummer on no day off for you.

Debbie - Thank you for the 15 pound shout out. It's actually 13 so far....hopefully I'll see 15 very soon!

DG - Grats on your great loss last week!!!

I'm off again...

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BarbPA, it's been updated!! Thanks for pointing that out to me. You've still done a fantastic job, as well as the others mentioned. Keep it up!!

Debi, hope the sinuses clear up soon!

Hi to the rest of you ladies!!
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Every day of sabbatical is a day off, yet not off Actually, truth is, this week we have dean's candidates coming in every day except today, so I guess today was a day off--at least I didn't have anything on my calendar, which isn't true for the rest of the week.

Did okay today, though I was still at 1900 calories, and that hasn't been working for me yet. Did exercise 30 minutes. I have GOT to figure out how to get 2 sessions/day in.

DG: Congrats on your loss. I don't know too many 16 year olds But if you ever come to visit family let me know!

Heather: Hope you had a good time at the gym.
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I was exhausted last night and fell asleep on the couch at 6pm and slept till 9 went to bed and slept till 5am. I feel so much better this morning.
Today I will clean cabinets and put away all my snowmen(I collect them and leave out all winter). I am sick of winter and they are talking more snow for later in the week.
I am dragging out my minitramp and starting to use it again. I think the dvd are great but i think my body is need of a change up.Heather I will post my minutes better...I am bad at that!!!
Hubby did a great job grocery shopping and even bought me 3 wheels of laughing cow cheese. YUMMY
Its so nice to be able to plan my meals again!!!

vortex_ I will let you know if we pass thru there on the way to my sisters in nothern IL. I get to see her in 11 days!! I am so pumped, I havent seen her since i have lost my weight.
In fact i just realised I will be seeing lots of family and friends who havent seen me since i have lost weight. The last wedding was my sons and I weighted in at 306 that morning!!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful op day!!
barb_ good luck hope you dont get affected by the layoffs!!!
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Morning ladies,

Dixie slept through the night and yet I was still awake at 3 am for a bit. GRRRR! Although, I do have something on my mind.

I got a call from the recruiter yesterday about the phone interview I did a couple of weeks ago. They want me to come in and meet the CFO and the SVP of HR. They are deciding if they are coming to Kansas City or if they want me to come to Atlanta. According to the recruiter, it is between an internal candidate and me. We have not talked compensation or benefits yet of course so I'm trying not to lose my head just yet. DH and I had a good conversation last night about making the sensible choice. Do I walk away from a known job that could, or could not, end this year? Do I walk into an unknown without having to do so? etc. Of course first thing I did last night was try on my one and only suit. It fits but would look a tad bit better if about 10 pounds of this midriff roll were gone. I say that because I've watching too much "What Not to Wear" and how they always button a jacket.

On that note, I am going to try to work in a bit of morning exercise.

Barb - Thanks for the feedback. I think I may check out a Tanita at Bed, Bath and Beyond soon.

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Okay so before I forget, I am sure some of you watch Oprah. My sister wants to know if anyone has tried or is trying the ACAI and how they are doing on it? She wants to try it. She has an appt. today with her dr. and is going to ask about it. But was wondering. Anyone? ? ?

Now, Good Morning!
Wow what a weekend. We were planning on going up to see hubby as the girls had yesterday off from school. Well Saturday my sister calls and her hubby had some training up this way to do so she was coming with him if okay with me. So I met them and I took her with me to go prom dress shopping with older daughter. Oh wholy bologny, what a crazy day. Found one dress but was way-way-way out of price. So we decided to try town in the other direction on Sunday after church. So we did and found one right away! YEAH! Of course we brought it home. I had a wonderful visit with my sister and then her hubby picked her up Sunday evening. So yesterday younger daughter and I did some cleaning and sneezing and packing of some stuff and gong through some stuff! It has only begun! UGH!! I really missed seeing hubby. He could have came down, but had to work on Saturday and then had an appt. on Monday a.m. So didn't make any sense to him to be on the road for 8 hours. We will see him this weekend. Today I have a headache. I think it is continued over from last night as the older daughter was arguing about having to do "everything" and how dare I ask her to do it and why can't her sister do it. Okay, this girl was gone, Friday night, shopping all day Saturday, all day Sunday, spent Sunday night with a friend, and didn't come home until yesterday about 3 p.m. And I am the ogre who asked her to do her chores!!! How can that be? So I told her since she felt like she was the one who did everything around here, that that is how it will really be from now on!!!! Oh yea, that one went over well as you can imagine. Then she told me how I just didn't understand her and she has so much to worry about and how could I interrupt her talking to a friend on the phone to ask her to take out the trash. Her younger sister was not feeling well so I went to put her to bed. I came back and she still had not taken it out. I then took her phone away and that was the end of the world! I went to bed with a headache. I called hubby as to say goodnight and couldn't even talk to him as I was so frustrated. Today I am hoping will get better. I think after the girls go to school, I will try and lay back down. I am aching all over. I feel like TOM is coming this week. UGH. And. . . . this is the one who I took shopping for two days and bought a prom dress for and accessories!! But yet, she is the one who never gets to go anywhere or do anything. Teenager!!! I am praying for so much more patience than I have now as the other daughter is going to be 10 this summer. I know the teenage years are around the corner. And like I don't have anything to worry. HA! I am praying things calm down or they might have to get my jacket early! hehe
Well, I am hoping for a better day! Drinking water now! Penny
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I understand dealing with teens!! My yongest is driving me nuts as well!!!! Glad you found a prom dress. My oldest daughter paid more for a prom dress than she did her wedding dress!!! LOL If they only had a clue about real life!!! Hope you are feeling better!!!
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Barb - Just reread your post and saw your comment about a big layout today. Good luck and hope that you survive it or that it is a big rumor.

Back later!

P.S. I did 20 minutes on the stationary bike this morning!
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Smile Good Morning Ladies!

Don't you hate going back to work after a 3-day weekend? No more holidays for me until May 8 – Truman Day. The best part of working for the state is the obscure holidays they give us. I do have some vacation scheduled in April though.

I did dinner out for V-day on Friday. It was funny…on the way to the restaurant DH said he'd meant to have flowers and a card, but overslept and never got to it. I said, "So the card and candy in my closet…I should just keep that for myself?" We got to the restaurant and there was a 30 minute wait and he walked next door to the florist and got me flowers. Silly man. Dinner was yummy, fattening, and I paid for it the next day at WI and was up 1.2 lbs. I'm not terribly concerned. Eating pasta and cream sauce and cheese and bread and cheesecake and wine the night before WI – NOT the smartest move. We did split the appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert, and even brought some home with us, but still it was more food than I needed.

Saturday was uneventful. Just went to WW and did some shopping and such and Sunday was much the same. Church, more shopping, housework. Monday too! I don't really know where my weekend went, you know? Did some cleaning. Did some cooking. It just flew by and then today, back to work.

Penny, I sympathize. I know I have enough dealing with my nearly 14 yo son…I can't imagine a girl!

Terri, the interview is kind of exciting! As for leaving a job…I couldn't give advice, as I've never left one of my own free will. My first "real" job (not summer part-time stuff) was as a lawyer since I went right from high school to college to law school, and I was there six years, until we had a parting of the ways. Basically, I was fired, but was already looking for a different job when it happened and they gave me a couple months and severance. Then I was here. Heck, even my ill-fated interview was in the same office I work for now. I saw your exercise on the last thread! 5K! Color me impressed!!!

Barb, for you! Hope the layoff passes right on by you!

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Gotta run….justice to dispense. Riiiiight.
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