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Old 08-03-2011, 10:51 AM   #46
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Happy Birday, Marie!!!

Bobbi - Hugs and prayers

Tea - hugs for you too

I'm home for a few minutes between clients. Did make it to swimming at the Lake yesterday - up to 26 laps. We had HUGE T-storms last night and my gardens are celebrating!

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Happy birthday, Marie, wherever you be!
Happy August 3 to everyone else! Happy to report that I’m still “on the wagon” and bootcamping those calories!!!! Okay. So, no. No actual exercise, and I’m ashamed of myself, but I’m working my way up to it slowly.
A truly pleasant day here in eastern Massachusetts – temperatures in the mid-seventies, and nice & sunshiny. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Okay, well, could ask to be home to enjoy it, but no use kvetching and complaining over that! I had my “play hookey day” after all.
Exactly 30 days to go ‘til the wedding. Time is flying. Dd2’s baby girl will be here next Monday, and on Sunday I’m having the family over for brunch. One last opportunity for the brothers and sisters to meet & greet before new baby world takes over. As for the wedding attire, I’m still pretty much undecided. Scary, but I’m confident that I’ll have more weight gone, and don’t necessarily want to start cobbling together an outfit until I can feel better about how it’s going to look. The bride’s mother informed me – at the wedding shower – that she will be wearing a full-length dark navy blue gown. I guess that was the closest she could get to the black she had originally planned on wearing. When the BTB (bride-to-be) told me that her mother was planning to wear black, I told her that she’d better rethink it; that black is indicative of mourning, and there hadn’t better be anybody in mourning at MY son’s wedding. If that was the case, better she should stay home, in my opinion. Oh, dear, do you detect a little hostility on this end? <----There. There’s my happy face (with gritted teeth). I just hope the woman knows not to wear a dress that’s TOO long – if she gets as tipsy at the wedding as she did at the shower, she’ll be tripping all over herself.
Oh, bless her little shriveled up heart!
ANYhoo, 30 days, six pounds down and…um…14 (?) to go. Since I’ve been averaging 2 a week, I guess it would be more realistic to hope just to keep up my current momentum and lose 8 more by the day of the wedding. We’ll see.
Ds stopped in last night; he seems very happy, feeling very good about things; I think I may have mentioned that they’d made an offer on a house – gorgeous place, with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, completely finished basement, and just about an acre and a half of beautifully landscaped yard and wooded area in back. A very pretty place in Sturbridge, about 20 minutes from Worcester. They’ve just had a property inspection done, and are awaiting the results. They’re looking to pass papers in mid-September and be moved in for the holidays. Once that happens, I will just sit back and take one big deep breath – my last little chick will be settled in his own house and ready to start his own family.
Good for you, staying OP, Rie/Val. We can do this together. Wow, doesn’t it feel good not to be going it alone anymore? In YOUR case, take off another few pounds, and nobody will be believing that you’re a granny at all…in the pictures from your vacation, you already look like you could’ve been mother to those two little guys!
Hi Tea – yup. I sure do hate those scales sometimes. But, I betcha sooner or later you’ll see an unexpectedly big drop. It sometimes seems to go that way. One other thought would be for you to try the Wendie (calorie cycling) plan that I use. It keeps your metabolism buzzing along instead of slowing down the way it does when you eat a continuously restricted diet. I’m sending good and healing thoughts your way for your ds – what a journey this has been for you both!
Cute little video of you gals in the pool, KarenMo. Now, that’s the life, I must say!
So sorry about your dad, Bobbi. It certainly sounds like he’s yearning to be with your mom; we’ll just hope for no further accidents or pain – and an easy transition when his time comes.
Hugs are good medicine, K3 – I prescribe many more. You are sounding better and better, and that makes ME happier and happier!
Mary, you and I could start an “Easy Gainers Club”, I swear! If I don’t watch every morsel of food that passes through my lips, I can gain 10 pounds overnight. AND, when it comes to losing, it’s a day-to-day, ounce-at-a-time struggle. SO not fair!
PT, yep, my meals are tasty, but don’t for a minute imagine that I wouldn’t trade one for a candy bar in a heartbeat! Hmmmm….fresh tomato (yum) or chocolate candy bar (DOUBLE yum!!!)…no contest.
Okay, well, I’ll catch up with everyone else later…have a great day, y’all!!
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:07 PM   #48
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISSY GAYLE....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISSY MARIE........
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!


Good Morning, All…

A little bit of rain in the night… everything is so clean and sparkly! I love it… until about 10 a.m.!!

KarenFL – sounds like every day is a bit better. I’m glad you’re using the hand weights. Anything you can do to strengthen those cut muscles will help. One of these mornings you’ll wake up feeling downright perky! And I’m so glad you’re playing bridge again! If it wasn’t for your bridge group, we would never have known what happened to you when you fell off the face of the 3FC earth! Enjoy!

I got a little weepy over your hug-with-DH story! That was really sweet! I’m glad you have him with you.

Bobbi – I had ½ a zucchini in the refrigerator that needed cooking, so I just sliced it, added some sliced onion, some garlic w/pepper seasoning and stir fried it. I ate the entire thing… so good! I could live on vegetables only, I think.

I’m thinking good thoughts for you and for your dad.

TeaGranny – thanks for the update on your son. I’ve wondered about him so often. And I’m sorry you’re so discouraged. There are “tricks” that some diets recommend for blasting off a plateau. If you’re interested, you can PM me. I don’t think they’d be acceptable here, because they’re a little off the wall.

PT/Zoe – a tipsy MIL would be such an entertaining story, especially if she trips on her elegant gown and goes headfirst into the pool! It would be a sort of divine retribution! Do you like the soon-to-be DIL? And you aren’t the only one, my friend, who can do a massive weight gain overnight! HOW does someone put on 86.49# in ONE WEEK? I think it can be done!! I’m almost sure I’ve done it!

Nothing exciting on the agenda today. I did some domestic drudgery yesterday, which I think should suffice for the entire month of August! A Mary, I am NOT!

Stay cool, everyone!
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Happy Birthday Gayle!!!! Here in SF, the weather is gorgeous and I had a free mocha from the coffee place. I swear we share a cool day of the year.

Thanks for the b-day wishes and it is time to go rollercoastering. DH got really sick (getting better) and has now been assigned chief photographer so there will be pictures. Then later we're going to the ocean.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:28 PM   #50
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Happy Birthdady Gayle and Marie!! Hope you both have wonderful days!!

TeaGranny-- Hang in there. I know it is tough when you see your children struggling but he is so lucky to have you to help and support him every step of the way. It will get better. Keep us updated.

OMG Zoe! If the MIL does get a little too tipsy and trips on her gown--I sure hope you have a good picture to share with us!! That's too funny of an image not to make you smile! I hope their house deal goes through without a hitch.

Karen-- there are probably still lots of my family that I have never met or don't remember. So many have always lived here and my family moved to Colorado when I was just 5 so other than maybe a visit in the summers I didn't know a lot of them. I have a cousin who is very good with the genealogy and he has a fantastic family website set up. I could get lost in that site for hours! I found out I had what would have been an Uncle, whos name was Napoleon Bonepart Steddum! And somewhere along the line, we were related to Jesse James. Not sure how that fits in. But anyway, meeting up with the cousin yesterday it was a lot of fun and we had lots of laughs. She would be my Mom's half brothers first wifes daughter. WHEW!! Some times thinking about trying to figure it out makes my head spin!!

Well, I need to get busy this morning. I haven't done much at all yet. It is already 95 degrees and supposed to hit 110 again today.. This has been about 3 weeks of 100 degree plus weather. They say on the TV that this hasn't happend since 1954! Pretty sad when you get excited to see 90's in the extended forecast!!

Have a great day!!
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:24 PM   #51
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Happy Birthday Glynne (Gayle)
Happy Birthday Marie

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Thanks for the prayers for dear old dad, last night I actually prayed that God would take him home. He's lived a good long life, (97) and he wants to be united with mom. It won't be a sad event, we'll all be happy for him.
My chiropractor told me today to go get an MRI head scan, I should be better by now. So waiting for an appointment to see if I have some tumors or something else going on.
Marie and Gayle, hope you have a great fun filled day and go ahead and eat a special treat.
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Hi everyone. Happy Birthday Marie and Gayle hope your day is awsome. Its raining buckets here i dont mind it but makes the dh grumpy im going with him to his dr apt today,maybe get a better understanding of what hes suppose to be eating! nothing new going on here.always puppy duties,other than that ive got my nose in a book and being lazy.have a great day "GG'S" rosey
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Just time to say Hi, I was here, & Happy Birthday! to Gayle & Marie. Got to go back into hiding in bedroom (was going to post more, but SHE is here).

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Happy birthday Glynne and Marie!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

I did 30 min this morning in stretch class, 30 min on the stationery bike and a couple sets on the tummy cruncher machine or whatever it's called. I read a book on my iPhone on the bike and it worked pretty well. I'm sure the battery runs down fast but I was able to get the print large enough to read comfortably. With an e-reader I wouldn't have to "turn" the page quite so often though. I'll get one someday.

I stayed OP yesterday and immediately my weight dropped back down so I'm off and running. So far I've done well today. I had 1/2 can Slim-fast for breakfast, a can of FRS (energy drink) on the way and at the gym...I spilled some in the car but probably got at least 80-90% of it still.

Bobbi - Sorry for your loss but also understand your praying that God would take him home. I went through that with my mom many years ago. It was hard to say goodbye (I was only 24 and she was only 64) but I got to a point where I knew it was her time, and I just didn't want her to suffer any more. Her service was actually very joyful.

Karen31 - Wow, you'd better jump in the pool...too hot to work!

Bobbi & Donna - I love zucchini! Good thing too because we have lots every year even though only one plant! Boy those things can grow! I try to alternate the veggies every day but we have to eat these things. Yes, Bobbi we just try to keep them small and use for stir-frying and grilling. I love it both ways. Don't care for it so much baked in a casserole or in soup though. For grilling we just drizzle a bit of olive oil drizzled over. And a bit of olive oil or olive oil spray to saute. Last night I ate 1 1/2 cups with dinner.

Donna and Zoe - Actually black is very in for weddings anymore! Found this out when I went to buy a dress for my dd's wedding. Her mil wore black and she has blonde hair ...looked stunning! She's a very pretty lady anyway. I wore a multicolor jacket over a black tank top and black skirt. It was a silky material, the skirt has ruffles at the bottom and the jacket is kinda flashy with greens, fushia and gold sparkly things. I love the outfit but haven't worn it (or even looked at it) since. The skirt was only about ankle length, but while we were mingling with guests before the ceremony, a woman (someone I didn't know) somehow managed to step on it, pulling it down quite a bit! She didn't seem to notice so after a few seconds I said, Uh you are standing on my skirt. Tried to say it quietly so she wouldn't be embarrassed. I don't think anyone else noticed but I was so scared it was going to tear esp since she was wearing really high heels! Thankfully it didn't, I pulled it up and went on to have a wonderful day! I'll try to post a pic of my dress on FB sometime.

Zoe I think your doing great with your boot camp weightloss! Way ahead of me but then I goofed up for two weeks out of three! I'm on track now and really really hoping I stay that way! I don't think I can even afford one pig-out dinner any more. I just gain way too much too fast plus overeating once makes me want to keep eating that way.

Lyn - I'm impressed with your swimming! Sounds like such a refreshing way to exercise too esp this time of year.

Karen3 - You are sounding much more like your old self!! Hope this means you are feeling better. Yes, I'm determined to be that Little Engine...I may be slow and even break down at times, but I just keep chugging along.

Rie - Your dinner sounds good! I've been hungry for sweet potatoes. We rarely have them as dh doesn't like them and I'm not one to eat much but think I'll get the smallest one I can find and fix it soon. The poker sounds fun...I love to play video poker...my favorite game at the casinos. Just for fun, I don't win anything to brag about. OMgosh, you watch Chopped? I had never heard of it but our pastor's been talking a lot about it recently and made me kinda interested. What channel is it on? Do you have to have cable? We only have extremely basic DirecTV meaning we get almost nothing except the Filipino channel and the regular national channels and Fox.

Well, I'd better get to work to keep my housekeeping reputation in good standing. I also want to go shopping for some white or cream colored sandals to go with the dress I'm wearing to gd's wedding. I hope I still fit the dress with all the weight I gained over the winter...another reason I'm trying hard to get with this boot camp thing! I doubt anyone really notices the grandma but there are those dreaded photos!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR GAYLE AND MARIE,

I hope you both have a WONDER-FULL day,

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Old 08-03-2011, 06:10 PM   #57
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I'm confused! I looked up in the birthday thread and only saw Marie, so I thought we were mistaken about it's being Gayle's birthday as well. <looking around> It still IS your birthday, so I'm not late! Yay!

Happy Birthday, Gayle!!!!
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Hi Everyone,

I am starting to be overwhelmed with all of my commitments. Between the online classes, the marathon training, the volunteering, doctors visits, and now some college planning meetings that I have agreed to, I am too over-extended to take a Fall photography course.

I have a tendency (as you all have probably figured out) to get too much "on my plate." I really like all the things I am doing (except the planning meetings), but I feel like I need to start scheduling some free time. My New Year's resolution was to spend less time at home on my computer - I think I overdid it!

I am also NOT eating right - too many carbs and too few fruits and veggies. I have been on a non-cooking kick and I need to get back into my kitchen.

OK - enough whining. Check back tomorrow.

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Hey Y’all,
DSD has gone to work, finally! She’s been off since Fri., & most of that time, she’s been right here. Seems she can’t find anyone to hang out with. That kinda makes me wonder if maybe, possibly, I’m not the only one who’s been on the receiving end of her sarcasm & superior attitude?!! Anyway, I’ve been mostly hiding out in my room with Qwill & KoKo & Yum Yum. (I decided Fabio was just too much excitement.) And there’s something comforting about re-reading old favorites! And right now I’m going for comfort instead of excitement. I thought it was safe to come out & catch-up with what you all were doing, earlier, because DSD was outside, “sunning”. But, when I finished reading your posts & started to reply, there she was, practically looking over my shoulder! So frustrating! It’s only 5 more days! It’s only 5 more days!

I feel like I’ve been away from here forever, & I’ve missed so much! Zoe, nice to hear you’re all “refreshed & rejuvenated” after your day at the beach. And, I see you’re still in boot camp & doing great!

Donna, you got the job! Yay! And, Granny/Mom will be having surgery & it’s scheduled for the 18th, & then she’s going to be fine, & you’ll have no more worries, RIGHT?!!

Rie, already back at work, and, I hope, recovered from your “vacation”? And, I guess Marie, you're off enjoying yours, & your birthday. And Gayle, I hope your birthday is going great!

Bobbi, maybe that MRI will rule out anything serious, and will pinpoint a tiny, little, easily fixed problem, that’s been the cause of your headaches! That’s what I’m counting on! And, sending prayers for your dad’s joyful reunion with your mom.

Rosey, great pics you posted on FB. Looks like everyone had a great time at the BBQ!

KarenFL, you’re sounding “chipper”. Yay! You’re getting better! So glad you’re able to resume your bridge playing! And, don’t be sending those hurricanes to me & your DD! They’re definitely an aspect of FL I don’t miss.

KarenMO, don’t you know you’re not supposed to “get busy” when it’s this hot?! Well, that’s my excuse, anyway, & I’m sticking to it! Wait a minute, I re-read that...., just what are we talking about here??!! I was thinking "housework", but realized it could mean "something else"! LOL! But......., that "too hot excuse" works for either!

Maureen, sorry your son is having such a hard time with his recovery, & that you are suffering along with him. Just hang in there, we’re pulling for you! And, just say Hi every now & then, so we’ll know you’re okay.

Wow Lyn, lots of swimming! You, & KarenMO, have the right idea for exercise in hot weather!

Mary, housework again! I guess you don’t have my “hot weather excuse” (this time I know what we're talking about), & you seem to LIKE housework! And how do you not lose weight with all the exercise you do?!

Lynn, scheduling some free time sounds like a good idea. You are always sooo busy! And, you call that post "whining"??!!

Darn! I hear thunder. Guess I’m going to get run off of here again! But, at least that last storm - Sun. night, I think, did cool it off a little. Maybe this one will too. Hey! to everyone I missed! I’ll be back soon, I hope. (5 more days! 5 more days! - You know what? That doesn’t seem quite as long now, after coming here & “chatting” with you all! Thanks!)
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Just a quick note to let you know I was OP all day again. My bs was pretty good...not great but ok too. I ate 1440 calories and about 12 carb servings. That's the max for my carb servings but should still be ok.

My dh just asked me if we are going to the county fair Friday...I don't really want to go...the only thing I like is signing up for the drawings but I haven't won anything from them in a long time. And I seriously dread the free pancake breakfast!

Nancy - Exercise has never done it for me. guess I don't do it aggressively enough or more likely I have just always eaten way too much. I actually didn't end up getting my housework done today and tomorrow I plan to go shopping, next day probably the fair since dh wants to go I think. Saturday we will be out of town so guess it probably won't happen this week. Some weeks are like that.

Lynn - You are the busiest person I know! My life is SO slow compared to yours!

I'm headed for bed now...
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