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Old 07-08-2013, 08:56 PM   #16
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I've been buying huge clamshells of fresh blueberries at either Trader Joe's or Costco. I think the grocery store is usually $4.99 for about a cup and TJ's was $5.99 for twice that and Costco was $6.99 for four times that! Eating it with Greek yogurt for breakfasts during the work week I was unable to finish the Costco clamshell in 5 days! I wish they were that cheap all the time. I also bought a dozen nectarines (my favorite fruit) at TJ's for $4.99 or $5.99 (can't remember). I bought 2 dozen--one dozen per week, but that is a fruit that is only good for a short time, so I'll probably not buy more lest I be disappointed.

Amazing that the airport was still having delays a whole day later, Michele. As soon as I heard about the crash (as we were on our way into a movie) I had to text both my brother and niece to see if my SIL was back from Japan. She did get back on Thursday but my brother also said that the flight that crashed was one that they've been on twice before. Yikes!
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:08 PM   #17
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I buy blueberries year round, too. But I only share them in the summer. ;-)

Did I ever tell you guys about the sleepover we had for my son's 8th birthday? The boys were on the main floor and making lots of noise, so I kept getting up and going downstairs to tell them to be quiet and go to sleep. Well, when I went down at 1 am, one boy was dancing around buck naked! I still don't quite know why, but I can tell you that he has not been invited back. That's something you'd never see at a girl's sleepover!
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #18
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I'm another maintainer enjoying the blueberries of the season (they are plentiful in MI). I could care less whether their antioxidants add any days to my life, they add deliciousness to my oatmeal, and that's enough.

Michele, what is the reason your siggie counts your workouts and your Bikram yoga classes separately? Do you have different goals for each (as in, strength vs. flexibility)? I'm asking because I have several different workout types (strength training, cardio, HIIT/metabolic training) and pretty much just alternate them, but sometimes wonder whether I should formally track each to see what ratio gives me the best results.

Wardhog, as the mother of 3 boys, the youngest of whom just turned 8 last week, my heart goes out to the little boy you caught dancing naked at 1 am. That could so totally have been my DS, who gets overexcited and overtired simultaneously, and does silly things like that to keep the attention (and limelight) on himself. Please don't count him out as a friend for your son on that basis alone; he may have many lovely qualities when he's better rested :>)
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This seems to be the week for medical tests. I am scheduled for an MRI on Friday.
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Michele, what is the reason your siggie counts your workouts and your Bikram yoga classes separately? Do you have different goals for each (as in, strength vs. flexibility)? I'm asking because I have several different workout types (strength training, cardio, HIIT/metabolic training) and pretty much just alternate them, but sometimes wonder whether I should formally track each to see what ratio gives me the best results.
Andrea-- no real reason, but I've been tracking my workouts for three years now. This is the first year I'm separating my workouts. Last year, I tried to workout 310 days and I got close but didn't make it. This year, I decided to focus on workouts and not days as sometimes I do two workouts in one day. I truly believe my yoga improves my strength and flexibility so I'm tracking that separately. My yoga studio recognizes students that take 100, 200 or more classes per year so I'm hoping to be recognized for 200 this year. There was a woman last year that was recognized for 400 classes-- she takes multiple classes daily-- I'm not that crazy!
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:15 AM   #21
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Blueberry fan here, as well! Nature's candy, and so good on everything they touch.

Ward, I agree with Andrea re the bizarre things that take place when kids are overtired. I think I saw enough last weekend to scare me off hosting sleepovers for, well, EVER.

Chris, please don't let one business crash derail your headspace. Don't forget that opera - how huge is that? No one has a 100% success rate, and the most successful people are the ones who've made big mistakes and learned big lessons. Steve Jobs, anyone?

My focus for this week and next is getting my portions back under control. The long weekend and vacation brought back the my habit of wanting to be full as opposed to satisfied. It's summer and the eating is good ... but I don't need to eat it all at once.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #22
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Bargoo~best of luck to you on Friday. Hope all the scans are clean!

The countdown to vacation has begun. The anxiousness has also begun (which means hours of sleeplessness in the wee hours of the morning).
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I get blueberries in the big clamshell from Costco, too. Unfortunately, the last ones I got were really terrible. So bad I had to return them. I've been a little afraid to get any more and I miss them.

Ward - don't write off the little guy, he really could be better when hes's not worn out and over stimulated. I know little boys I could see doing that for various reasons.

Michele - I'm so impressed with your Bikram yoga.

I got my whoosh today. I'm three pounds down from last week. Woo.
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Shannon, congratulations on the whoosh !
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Whoosh Shannon! Thanks for the kudos. I love it!

My weight was down a pound. Still three over my redline. So close and yet so far.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #26
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Saef and others,
Thanks for your support! I am realizing that I'm kind of in the male thing of idedntifying my worth with my work and can't pull the confidence back up. But one good thing about us guys I guess: being simpleminded in some ways we can sometimes just plow forward and fake it till we make it. So I am doing the right things at least, which is the one thing I can do.
The way this applies to my weight: I consider 195 a maximum acceptable "winter weight" now, and 185 a good "summer weight." Today I finally broke through at 194.2 so I feel I am en route to my summer weight at last. So I am feeling low, but at least I'm doing the weight thing better again. Saying I feel a lack of confidence is true, but I don't want to use how I feel as an excuse to gain back all the weight I lost last year!
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I'm paying 99 cents for a pint of blueberries from a local produce market and eating them every morning with cinnamon, Splenda and plain Fage on top.

Chris, good on you. Sometimes doing well at something, anything, just when you're starved for success, can be enough for a turnaround. Actually, I think that's part of my life story regarding my view of my weight and body. When I have the upper hand on my weight, then I feel like my life in general is a little more under control.

Shannon, I'm so glad that your scale has spoken, science is reaffirmed and hard work is rewarded: You got your whoosh. I want one, too. I may very well get one, but mine will have something to do with abstention from sugarfree gum & not drinking too much Diet Pepsi when I'm feeling dehydrated from the heat.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:29 AM   #28
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Ooops ... My apologies to British women when I restated the line that the British just won their first Wimbledon in 77 years. That story is being corrected all over the press, e.g.
If a British woman won ’77 Wimbledon, why is Murray first winner since ’36?
I like the tweet by Chloe Angyal, "Murray is indeed the first Brit to win Wimbledon in 77 years unless you think women are people."

I was called on it when I congratulated my neighbor from London. She reminded me of Virginia Wade's victory in 1977. She also let on the subtlety: if Andy Murray had lost, it would be, "Too bad the Scot lost." When he won it was, "Yay for the Brit who won."
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Saef you are so right. It IS feeling good to keep diet under control when other parts of my life are out of control. Just lost another half pound today. Now I'm off for a long hike to over 12,000' to sniff some wildflowers. Life can be hard but I can be kind!
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Quite right about Virginia Wade whose smile also lit up the country, back in 1977. Bill, your neighbour passes on a comment which is in circulation. It has some degree of truth in it (as stereotypes sometimes do) but is also being pushed hard for a political purpose. There will be a referendum in Scotland in 2014 concerning independence. A lot of detail has to come out in the next months and we're also likely to see more of this kind of comment. I think I'll leave it there.

A lovely day here in the countryside. I've decided to get rid of most of the spare rough bits of slate. I'll keep pieces for edging and for paths. So, out with the barrow, down to the car and off to the tip. If it's cooler than this morning when it felt inhuman.
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