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Old 10-29-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default ~November Golden Girls~

We are about Fitness and Quality of Life after 50...
We are about Fun and Friendship after 50...

We are the Golden Girls...

There is Value in us
There is Power in us
There is Wisdom in us
And Laughter....
We are a rainbow of unique wonders,
There is love in us.
(poem by Dorothy Holmes)

Tell us a little about your life, family and goals. What keeps you motivated? What is the best thing that's happened to you since you passed the 50 mark?
Friends laugh, cry and stand by each other, we'll be that to you!
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:56 AM   #2
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Good morning NOVEMBER. Just thought I'd pop in and say hello to everyone this morning and get the thread up to the top. Lost half a pound this week and considering the big heavy supper I had last night I'm well pleased with that. I'll be back later on.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thanks Isabella, I was thinking the post was too far down last night and I'd have to post when getting up this morning so nobody would miss it. But I slept in late, I don't sleep much but last night everything caught up to me and I clocked about 10 hours, a record for me. Congrats on the 5 pound weight loss for October, good job!
We're having the best Indian Summer, yesterday it was in the 70's again and most of our trees still have not lost their leaves.
DH is cooking rabbit today so I won't have to think about what to make for supper. I'm just about out of peanut butter 2, has anyone tried this yet? Yum, 2 Tablespoons has only 53 calories and this is what I eat most days for lunch. I spread 2 Tablespoons on a lite Flat Out, stuff as much lettuce in it as possible and roll up. Sometimes peanut butter and banana, sprinkled with cinnamon. I could never get tired of peanut butter. It's also good added to chocolate FF pudding mixes. I better stop thinking about food and get outside to let my chickens out, later................
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Good Morning . . .

Thank goodness for another new start . . . . . . I really need it. Still having difficulty regulating the blood sugar levels and also don't seem to be doing very well with the portion control either -- partly because I'm not sleeping well and keep getting up at 3:30 to 4:00, having an early breakfast followed by a return to bed and then I seem to start the day all over again. End result is that I seem to be eating one extra meal but I haven't really adjusted the amount of food at each meal -- you can see where that gets me. Weight this morning is 213, but decided to leave my ticker alone since, based on my average weight for October of 211.2, it isn't wrong. Now, hopefully I can make it stop telling fibs soon.

It's beautiful and sunny around here today . . . but it is windy and it is cold. Hope it can stay fairly dry because the usual cold and damp stuff that we get this time of year just plays nasty with my arthritis and I really do not need anything added to the bouncing blood sugar levels. Hopefully November will get everything settled down for me.

Let's all have a really great month, Chickies . . . see you all later . . .
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Hello all

Survived daughter Jennifer's wedding ~ now hopefully things will return to normal and I can work harder at my weight and other stuff.

Work this weekend (time change weekend) so it is a 13 hour night instead of a 12 hour night.

Off to bed here shortly for the before work nap.

Here are some pics:

1- at the wedding
2- me and grandson Corbin at the rehersal dinner
3- my son Jason and granddaughter Maddie
4- granddaughter Maddie, daughter Sara and me
5- my mom and dad

Hope you all are having a good weekend.

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Gayle, what great pictures. I can't believe your daughter had nine bridesmaids! And do they ever look pretty in their dresses. Your DD looks gorgeous. Weddings do really bring families together in one place.

Bobbi, are you ready for the November challenge? I posted my weight for today and I'm carefully watching what I'm eating to get in the required amounts. Gotta go drink some water or I'll not get my point for today. Ha, ha.

Meowee, I hope you can get everything regulated. Must be very frustrating for you.
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Hey everyone! Just checking in to say hey. No time during the week. I've been leaving the house at 5 a.m. and don't get home till almost 5 at night...long but good days.

We went down to New Orleans yesterday for Feast of all Saints day and had a lot of fun at the cemeteries and at the French Quarter. I even had my cheat...a 1/2 of an outstanding eclair! Took some pics to share too...
check out the "skinny" girl in the reflection of the red windows...thanks south beach!!!

Gayle, really enjoyed seeing your wedding pics! What a gorgeous bride and Mama!!!
I can't wait for my daughter to get married and it looks like it may happen before too long.
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Wow it's quiet today . . . just about the same around here.

The most exciting thing in my world today is the fact that there is finally white stuff falling out of the sky. It's not sticking around long though and by mid week we are supposed to be back in double digits (50s).

Enjoyed looking at everybody's pictures . . . thanks for posting them, Chickies.

See you all later.
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We had snow flurries today, too. I hate winter with it's long dark evenings. Those cold dark nights take all the energy right out of me. All I want to do is curl up in my pjs and do nothing.
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Hello Everyone! We're still back here in MO. We made an offer on a house back here right after we got here but after the home inspection we found out there was more wrong with it than we realize... like having to remove and replace both bathroom floors! So we withdrew our offer. We did find another one that we also like and have made an offer---- still waiting to hear on it. I thought that we would have heard last Friday but didn't so hoping for tomorrow. Depending on what happens with this house we may be headng back to Colorado the end of this week.

My Dad's birthday is the 4th and he will be 89 so we plan to take him down to the casino and let him play the penny slots! He absolutely loves that! Last week when we took him down there... I won $27 on the penny slots!

Gayle loved the pictures.... Did you put them on myspace? You look great. I imagine the time change messes with you quite a bit.

Cat, always enjoy your pictures too. It seems to take me om mini vacations! Thanks for sharing.

Well, wanted to stop in and say Hello. Everybody have a great evening.
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Good Morning eveyone. Woke up this morning to the sound of thunder. We're getting a really heavy rain. It was gloomey yesterday evening and you just knew the weather was going to do something drastic. It was a nice weekend. After Church Sunday we went to GS's football game. My son is coaching, their first year. They are in first place with 1 game to go. They will win wherther they take the last game or not. The league manager called my son at home and asked him to go to the tournament. He said the league had been watching him and how he played all the kids, and was an example of how they wanted the league ran. We had discussed that very topic before he started coaching, so we're glad someone else noticed too.

Gayle, Lovely wedding pictures. Your daughter is beautiful and looks so happy. The kids are beautiful too! And not looking too bad yourself there girl!

Cat, I always love your pictures, thanks so much. I feel like I've become aquainted with another part of the country. I would love to visit it in person some time. And might I say, you're looking mighty fine!!!

Karen, Glad to hear from you again.

Isabella, Not too many more pounds to go to get to goal!!!

Bobbi, I still haven't gotten the peanut butter. I really need to, I eat peanut butter every day! It would save me a ton of calories. I just wish some store carred it.

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Morning All!
I guess I'll go back and check out your pictures Glynne, I don't remember seeing them? (I must have missed some posts) Cat, great pictures, I've never been to New Orleans. Looks like a very interesting historic town to visit.
Freda...can't you order the peanut butter 2 online? I just opened my third jar, won't be long until I have to place another order. If you purchased it in a store, you'd end up paying for the shipping anyway. The only benefit would be 1 jar only instead of the minimum of 4 jars. I'm the only one that eats it and it's going fast.
Karen31...The pictures you sent me of the house you bid on was beautiful, it's a good thing you had an inspector look at it before you purchased it. What's happening with our instant messenger?
Meowee...I'll check into the accountability thread every once in awhile to see how you're doing with your meds and adjusting to them, good luck dear!
Isabella...Looks like only the two of us on the challenge, but just posting my stats motivates me to get my water and exercise in.
Karen3...wished I lived by you, I'd give you a run for your money on card playing! I don't do bridge anymore but DH says nobody can beat me at 500.

I'm really excited today, yesterday I posted my Australian oilskin coat on ebay and this morning I have one confirmed bid and 25 hits/lookers and 5 watchers. Yipee!!!!!! Today I'm going to list DH Linen duster.


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It's easy to stay true to our values when life is sunny. But because sometimes hope disappears, options run out, and bright days can turn dark, all you can really count on to be there is your own inner strength. These low points are chances to learn what you're capable of when you refuse to be knocked down for good. You may not be able to choose your hardships or options. But you do have the power to face what you're given with high character. Trust yourself and your instincts, and your best will come forward. Think about the last time you had the choice to fold under pressure or to rise to the occasion. (We're all going to be under pressure with the Holidays coming up)How might you have handled it a little differently? (Lets all use our instincts and inner strength)If there's room for improvement, what actions would have made you more proud of yourself? (I'm personally going to eat whatever I want on Thanksgiving, including Pie. (In moderation) I'm not planning to count calories! I think the most important thing is to jump right back on the band wagon the day after Thanksgiving. No leftovers for me, I'll send all the high calories, fat laden foods home with family members.)
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Yep.........I missed some posts!
Meowee...You are in a pickle, can you heat up a whole can of green beans to fill you up for your 1st breakfast? Or eat them for your second breakfast? I used to make an egg white omelet with green beans as a filler, top with a melted slice of fat free cheese.
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I really need it. Still having difficulty regulating the blood sugar levels and also don't seem to be doing very well with the portion control either -- partly because I'm not sleeping well and keep getting up at 3:30 to 4:00, having an early breakfast followed by a return to bed and then I seem to start the day all over again. End result is that I seem to be eating one extra meal but I haven't really adjusted the amount of food at each meal -- you can see where that gets me.
Glynne...Thanks for sharing and I love the purple color theme. All the dark dresses are pretty and you look fantastic in your floral purple dress. Your pretty new DIL has a gorgeous wedding dress!
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Things are getting better . . . I slept until almost 5 this morning . . .
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Evening all....Am packed and ready. Have a hugh tray of egg plant parm and a meatloaf in the refrig for DH and turkey for Dash. Suitcase is done and just trying to figure out what I forgot.

DH saw the endodenist and goes next Tuesday for oral surgery. Had a choice of drilling down thru cap or going in thru his gum. He choose the thru the gum. It will save the cap and think it will get to the infection better. Has another trip back a week later for sutures out. Thank goodness he has no pain/discomfort. Hour trip each way!

Got our real estate taxes. I cannot afford for the politicans to help lower my taxes anymore. First they "lower" home owners insurance and it doubled. Now real estate taxes which they doubled the homestead rebate and the darn taxes went up about $300 more. Talking about working on reducing car insurance...yeap, that's me screaming....Noooooooooooo!

Am so excited about this tournament. There will be hundreds of tables. Fill up 3 ballrooms. Twice a day x 7 days.Get to see old friends and make so many new ones. It's amazing, but with duplicate bridge you can go anywhere in the world and find a sanctioned game. Can't speak the language but can play together.

Can't find anyone who will turn off the election in just 6 weeks. So new idea for next time. After you vote there is a switch that disconnects you from all the computer calls.

Love the wedding pictures and Cat's Halloween shots.

Sorry you all are getting chilly. I'd bottle this weather up and ship it North for you if I could.

My DD gets ticked with me because it gets dark so much later in the winter down here, too. Phone conversations start with..."Don't tell me you are still out on the lania....." They just called and have found a builder for the house in NC. It is getting close. Yeah!

See you Saturday....hugs, Karen3
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