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Old 07-12-2012, 10:49 AM   #16
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Hi, Gail - I thought about waiting until you could "preview" the balance beam scale for me, but then I just went ahead and ordered the thing this morning. I've ordered items from Amazon before, and always been satisfied. I'm 'maintaining' my weight loss, and it is staying pretty constant. I'm just hoping that a different, and better scale, will be a help.

My cousin really got into genealogy a number of years ago, and got a lot of our family history down on paper. My DH also has relatives who got a lot of information together for his side of the family. I think family histories are very interesting. We are currently encouraging my DH to write his down. He is 92 years old, and he did write a history of his WWII experiences, so maybe he will be writing more some day.

Let's all make this Thursday a great one!
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #17
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Gail - do you have any cemeteries around you where your family members are buried? Good way to get some exercise and also a good way to find any kids that may have passed away before they were recorded in the census, but I am sure you know that! I am luck that my mom's side of the family is from this area so there are numerous cemeteries in the area I can visit for research. In fact, my gggg grandfather is buried in a cemetery about 20 minutes from my house. Or you could volunteer to take pictures for people on findagrave.com or another genealogy website.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #18
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Good Morning - I'm off to do a bit of a walkabout here in the neighborhood.

Hope everyone is facing the new day with vim and vigor!!!
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #19
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I can't seem to post - this is a test!

Well, it worked this time. What's going on?
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:55 AM   #20
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Anyway, what I was going to say this morning: What a good idea you had, Jelma. I had actually thought about doing part of all of our local cemetery (it is pretty small). I just never thought of it in terms of getting exercise.

Jo, have you thought of having your DH dictate to a tape recorder or to an actual person, if he really doesn't want to spend a lot of time writing. At his age he must have quite a bit to say about the world.

I think we will like our balance beam scales. Right now I am loving my inconsistent digital scale because it says I lost another 2 lbs for a total of 15. w00t!!

Today I ate about 1200 healthy calories and did ten circuits of my driveway. I also put a new battery in my pedometer and set it up to use.
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I think 3fc was off-line for a while yesterday morning as I tried to get on here and couldn't. Evidently it is working again now.

Cemeteries are great places to prowl around in. The pioneer cemeteries we have around here are very interesting. We live right on the old Oregon Trail, so occasionally some construction company will uncover an unmarked grave. What interesting stories those old graves could tell.

I just got back from my little walkabout in the neighborhood. It's going to be a hot, hot day today.

I'm looking forward to receiving my balance-beam scale. The last time I was weighed at the doctor's office with a balance-beam scale it recorded my weight as being a few lbs. less than my scale at home was telling me. So I am curious.

Let's make today a positive one.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:40 AM   #22
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I am still trudging along...11 circuits of my driveway. It was wonderfully cool this morning. What a difference that makes.

I have been doing fine with my food, other than the elsewhere mentioned 200 calories worth of Animal Crackers, and last night's spaghetti dinner.

My scale has not arrived yet, but I am sure it will be here soon.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:13 PM   #23
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I did my walkabout in the neighborhood early this morning before it got too hot. Actually we seem to be having a bit of a cooling spell that I am really enjoying.

Eating has been OK - not stellar but OK. I'm "maintaining" a weight loss so I'm pretty careful not to let myself eat too much.

I'm really looking forward to my new scale, although it'll be a while before it gets here. So let's just keep trudging along.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:34 PM   #24
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I am very meticulous about recording what I eat in Fitday. That really helps because I can easily see what a handful of animal crackers can do to the daily calorie count. I weigh and measure and try not to delude myself about what I am eating. If I have to estimate something, I try to estimate high rather than low.

Since I started on this journey again, I have had a couple of bites of stew meat to see if it was done, and the other night I had 3 oz of pork tenderloin. That is the only red meat I have had since June 21. I've been sticking to chicken, fish and Costco black bean burgers.

I had one piece of toast when my family was visiting, and half a slice of French bread last night with the spaghetti. That is the only bread I have had since I started.

Later: I got home tonight and my scale was here. The UPS guy just threw it in the driveway. It's lucky I didn't run over it.

The scale is pretty heavy and awkward. We got it together, but it would have been easier with another pair of hands.

My only issue with it is that it weighs me two pounds heavier than I thought I was. The truth hurts. LOL
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #25
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Good Morning - I just got back from my walkabout in the neighborhood. I need to get my exercise in early or I won't get it done.

Gail - Being meticulous about logging your food intake is a good thing. I use My Fitness Pal myself, and it works for me. It's very similar to Fitday.

Glad you got your scale, mine should be along fairly soon then. I expect it to come sometime next week.

And if it weighs you 2 lbs. heavier than you thought you were, that's just 2 lbs. you have to work on losing! LOL You can do it, you know you can.

Let's all make this a Wonderful Wednesday, doing the very best we can!!!

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Our scale was delivered yesterday, which was just six days after I ordered it. That was mighty quick. UPS put it on our front porch, and I had to get the thing into the house by myself. 'Twas heavy! My DH put it together yesterday evening. I find it weights me exactly the same as our little scale, but it is a lot easier for me to read.

And if the new scale doesn't give me the right weight, I will cheerfully turn it into a floor lamp! LOL

Let's keep smiling -
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #27
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I had a similar thought; if I don't like it, I'm going to grow Ivy on it.

We have been outside tidying up the yard. We had accumulated quite a few of those plastic pots that you buy plants in, a broken dog watering thingie, a non-functioning sprinkler...When we recover from being outside in the sun, we are going to go on a trip to the dump.

A NSV for me: I have a small piece of equipment called a mini-stair-stepper. I got it from Brookstone a few years ago. I haven't been able to use it because my knees hurt too much. Well, this morning I got it out and used it a little and my knees seem to be ok. Maybe loosing only 16lbs took enough stress of my knees that I can use the stepper. I sure would like to have something I could use inside, so I can watch TV or do something to distract me from the fact that I am exercising.

I have not lost one more once in the last few days. I was going like a house afire, but I know that rapid weight loss right at first doesn't last.

Thursday is such an underrated day - enjoy it!
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #28
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Growing ivy on the thing would be a lot easier than wiring it to turn it into a lamp. Thanks for the thought.

Tomorrow and Sunday our church will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary as a congregation. My DH and I are charter members, so we will be celebrating, too. What fun it will be!!!

Let's all make today a Fantabulous Friday!
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #29
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We have had a couple of really terrible hot, humid days. Humidity doesn't set well with us desert "rats".

I haven't gotten any formal exercise in the last couple of days, but we have been working in the yard, which is something anyway.

I believe my new scale shows me down a pound this morning.
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Congratulations on the lost lb. Evidently you are treating your scale nicely, and it is smiling at you in return.

This weekend our church is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary. My DH and I are charter members, so it will be especially enjoyable for us. It's hot, though, and I really don't remember it being this hot 50 years ago. Guess I was a bit younger back then.

Let's keep on keeping on -
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