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Old 10-06-2008, 11:12 AM   #31  
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Morning all - Happy Monday

Gee Karen3, maybe instead of wars, disagreeing countries could have on-line bridge tournaments. Works for me.

Oh Cat, that gym sounds so wonderful. If we had one that plushy here I might get over my phobia of working out my flabby little self in front of so many fit people.

I'm still a T.V. snacker too. Except now I portion myself an actual serving of something wholesome, put it on a plate, and that's all I take to the living room. Rest goes back in the cupboard. No more whole bags of stuff on the coffee table for the nibbling.

I had a pretty great weekend - expensive but great - got new contacts so I can actually see again and did a little shoppin'. Didn't quite get around to that interview suit or the laptop but I guess I have to save something for next weekend I am pleased to report (ok, brag about) sitting here in a pair of size 6 jeans Kind of not getting too overblown about it though - some brands I'm still an 8 and I have yet to get into those 18 year old size 10s so it's a case of vanity sizing for sure - but I'll take it
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:41 PM   #32  
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This is one of those days when time just seems to move at twice the normal rate. No idea what I've done with my morning.

BTW -- for any of you involved in the current Accountability Thread for October, please have a little glance at the note I've added to the introduction post -- if you change your mind about participating, please delete your post.
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Retired...oh yeah, I eat during biggest loser too. I have yet to give up evening tv watching snacks...they are just different snacks now.

Speaking of BL, I always wonder how they can lose weight throwing back those Subway sandwiches without getting horrid cravings later with all that bread!! Subway doesn't serve any whole grain breads. tsk tsk!!!!
I'm watching TBL online from Australia because I can't get the American show online and I don't have cable or satellite to get it on tv. Anyway, they have Bob and Jillian on the first BL show and Jillian took her team to Subway and showed them how to lower the calories in the sandwiches. She takes the soft bread out of the middle of the bun and leaves just the shell. Then she told them to have it filled with the salad fixinings before they added the meat.

BTW, we have whole wheat rolls at Subway in Canada. I don't know if they're 100%. I don't eat there very often but my son likes to and he usually orders a whole wheat roll.

Freda, get that bit of weight off right now. You hear me. Right now!!! I've gained and lost so much back over the years that I can say I've lost 500 pounds over the year. A bit of exaggeration but you get the idea.

Yoyo, size 6 is amazing regardless of the sizing.

Meowee, we must be on the same clock. I don't know where the day has gone and I don't even have my exercise done yet. Still in my night gown and it's closer to supper than lunch.

Bobbi, our neighbors have wind chimes and they keep them out all year long. I can hear them on windy nights.

Karen3 have a great trip and don't forget the fake souvenirs for your daughter.
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Thanks Meowee, well said!

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Thanks for the tips!
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:05 AM   #36  
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Morning!

Kind of a slow news day so just a quick fly-by to say hi

I'll try to check back later but, if I miss you, have a perfect day!
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I'm going to post part of an article I read today from Dr. Weil's web site. How many of you use Echinacea? We've used it for 3 or 4 years when we feel a cold coming on. Two days ago I had the chills, a running nose and I couldn't get warm. I took two echinacea tablets in the am and two more before bed and my symtoms disappeared. When I saw Dr. Weil's article this morning it just re-enfored my belief in this product. So this morning's post is about my inquisitive nature (nosy) on how the rest of you deal with the start of a cold.
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As cooler weather moves in, so can new health concerns.
What should you do when you feel a cold coming on? Dr. Weil recommends reaching for echinacea (Echinacea purpurea). Its antibiotic and antiviral properties make this native American plant an ideal first-line treatment for colds and flu, sore throat, and other simple infections. It can also help you through times of low resistance by enhancing the immune system. Available in tincture, capsule, tablet and extract form, look for combination echinacea products (containing both augustifolia and purpurea species) standardized to 4 percent echinacosides. For best efficacy, begin taking echinacea when symptoms first appear and continue until the illness runs its course. Try one dropperful of tincture in water four times a day, or two capsules of freeze-dried extract four times a day; children under 10 can take half the adult dosage. Echinacea should not be used continuously for more than 10 days.
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Thanks for the reminder, BOBBI. I used to take it on a regular basis when I was still working and truly believe in it. Somehow I got out of the habit since I retired (not in touch with as many 'bugs' now) and this cold I just got over is really the first one I've had in a few years -- think I'll buy some new Echinacea today.

Our glorious weather has decided to take a holiday today . . . . . . it's raining and the high temperature is only going to be about 5 or 6 C (low 40s F). I am definitely not ready for this yet.

Think the weather and the lack of early daylight is most of the reason I've been sleeping in lately -- didn't roll out of bed until after 8 again this morning. Have to have little Sandy to the Vet by 8 on Thursday (his 'surgery', you know) and at this rate, I'm never going to make it. Guess I'll start setting the alarm for a few days until my internal clock resets itself a bit.

Nothing really big or exciting in my plans for today although I do have to do a grocery run, along with the above-mentioned stop at the drugstore. Hope everybody else has a great day on the go . . .

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Good Morning girls, I just got back from trying out Curves. I am not an exercise place person, I hate getting out. I would prefer to just go for my walk/jog and lift my weights. But I had a free pass (could go anytime I want, I suppose, my DIL owns the place) and a friend from work wanted to try it out. it was a pretty good work out. So, i'm done for the day.

YoYo, you brag all you want. A size 6 is a size 6. I might be tempted to wear them inside out so everyone could see the size. ha! I don't let myself eat out of the bags anymore either. I could eat 1/2 a bag and not realzie it. I count my portion out now. Some people can stop when they get full. I don't think I will ever be that person.

Isabella, I love subway, when I eat out for lunch or i'm traveling and in a hurry. I never thought about taking the inside of the bread out, so thanks for the information. I like the crust better anyway. And then you can get more veggies in there too. I just get a small amount of meat and I don't eat cheese. And...thanks for the kick in the pants!! I needed that!!

Bobbi, I'll have to do some more reading on herbs. But i do know lots of them work well. Just make sure that you let your doctor know whick ones you're taking. Some can interfere with medication.

Hey Shar, you get lots of good tips from the ladies here, so join us often. I'm sure you have some information or stories to share with us too. We look forward to hearing them.

Make it a good day, Freda
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Hi everyone..its snowing like crazy out and staying on the ground .. dd and i went to bingo last night and got to ride in her new candy apple red pontiac g6..whohoo we went stereo booming i always have such fun with her..she bought me a bumber sticker for my wheel chair that says"alaskan grammas kick booty"..and to top that i was a $900 winner life just gets better..i truly believe you have to find joy in the hand you are dealt..my dh leaves tomorrow for his elk hunting trip,hes so excited..i am now wearing clothes 3 sizes smaller and it has been years since i was comfortable in a t-shirt but now wearing them so heres hoping u all find your joy today (((hugs)) rosey
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Just wanted to fly through and say a quick "Good Morning" while it actually was morning. Set the alarm last night and then got up about half an hour before it went off.

You keep that snow to yourself, ROSEY, please . . . we are actually being promised a mostly sunny one today with a temperature of about 12/13 (mid 50s).

See you all a little later . . .
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Good Morning All
I had nighmares right before waking this morning. Twenty some years ago Tiffany (DD) and I went up to Northern Minnesota to a resort where I met some friends. On the way home we stopped at the mall in Minneapolis to shop and I lost the car. We looked and looked for it, soon I was in panic mode. When I finally asked a security guard about where I thought it was, he asked what level I came in on, duh! Apparently there were two parking lots on the North side of the mall on two different levels. Over the years I have that nightmare time and again. It must have been pretty tramatic for my mind to dredge that up again and again years later. I just asked DH if he ever had dreams from the past and he said, "All the time!". So I guess maybe that's normal. How about all you Golden Girls?
Nice day here too Meowee, I'm going to hang out clothes and yes Rosey, keep the snow up there. DH got home from Elk hunting last Thursday, he got a huge Bull with beautiful antlers. We'll be able to eat for two years on the meat. I'll see if I'm smart enough to post the picture of the horns.
You all have a great day.

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Bobbi ~

Your dream thing reminded me of one I used to have when I was a kid. It was recurring. I dreamed that my dad was in the yard mowing the lawn and my mom was standing there watching. When he came by where she was, he would run over her toes. End of dream. But I had it over and over again as a child. Trying to analyze this myself, I think it had to do with my parents yelling at each other sometimes. Anyway, I even had the dream when I went off to college. Then one time I was home on break and mom was at work, it was just me and dad there. I was talking to him and asked if he and mom loved each other. He said yes, I asked then why do you guys yell at each other? Being just a silly kid, with no experience, I thought if you love someone how could you yell at them. (I'm married now and know better ~ LOL ) Anyway I went back to school, and next time I had that dream, dad was mowing the lawn and this time as he passed mom, he swerved and didn't run over her toes. Then, I've never had that dream again.

I have these calendars that has a page for each day of the year. The page today kind of goes with my comment about marriage in the previous paragraph ~ thought it'd be fun to share:

Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning a handspring, or eating with chopsticks; it looks easy until you try it.

Ok, off to bed for the before work nap. Hope you all have a good day.

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Morning Golden Girls!

Bobbi - I love Echinacea. Usually get it mixed with Goldenseal and take it with some extra zinc at the first sign of sniffles. I swear it cuts the severity and duration of the symptoms right in half.

I don't always have exactly the same dream - more like a recurring theme. Usually starts out with me in a house or building looking for a bathroom . Doesn't matter if it's a house or office building (once it was a coin laundry), there just seem to be endless and oddly placed rooms, - sort of like a maze - and, if there is a bathroom, the toilet is plugged up and overflowing (eewww) or else it's in the middle of everything and has no door. (the one in the coin laundry was just a toilet between two dryers) Guess it means I have *issues* with public bathrooms

What a bizarre morning I have had so far! Someone hit a pole and knocked out the power in our neighborhood at around 2 this morning - it was still off when DH and I got up at 4 (we have a 4 legged alarm clock that MUST eat at her regularly scheduled time ) Totally unprepared - had to light my "just for decoration" candles to find the flashlights. Our water heater has electronic ignition which I totally forgot about until I tried to take my shower after DH finished his..... Needless to say, my hair did not get washed at all and my body just barely did Of course tea didn't get made because I have one of those single cup brewers that uses these little cups so I don't even have regular tea bags any more. Was afraid to try and put on anything makeup-wise except mascara - what looks lovely by candle light might well look distinctly clownlike when the sun comes up . Had to disengage the garage door opener to get my car out - then had a b***h of a time getting it hooked back up so the door would stay down after we closed it again (getting those little pins back in the right holes in the dark is not a task for someone who did not get their morning tea ) Really made me realize what a creature of habit I've become and how testy I get when my comfy little routine gets disrupted.

On the bright side, I have an interview tomorrow so I finally went shopping last night - found THE perfect suit. Kind of a dark, smokey brown, pinstripe (almost looks charcoal instead of brown). Skirt hits exactly right - just brushes the top of my knee. The way the fabric is cut and sewn gives it just enough detail to make it interesting instead of just a blah, plain old suit but not overdone or fussy. TOTAL power suit and (I swear I never thought I would say this about myself but...) I look awesome in it Thank you Golden Girls - don't think I could have done it without you!! I'm so excited about this silly suit that I'm going to go post about it as an NSV over on the support board

eeesh, I guess I've nattered on quite enough Have a prefect day ladies

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Yoyo, we want pictures of you in your power suit. Sounds like a great choice for the interview.

Bobbi, I had a reoccurring dream for years but haven't had it lately. I dreamed it was the week of my college graduation and I was called to the registrar's office and told I was one credit short. There was a music class I used to take and was always forgetting to go. Fortunately, I passed that class and I wasn't any credits short but I always had that dream.

We had snow!!!! October 8th and we had snow. I took pictures but my shutter speed is not fast enough so the snowflakes didn't show very well. They were huge for awhile but didn't last long. By the afternoon the sun was out but it was quite chilly. I hope this isn't a harbinger of things to come. Winter is long enough here without it starting in October.

I ate apple pie tonight for supper. I made it for Thanksgiving (Oct. 13 in Canada) and had a little bit of pastry left over so I made a small one in a meat pie pan. The only redeeming qualities in the pie was the apple and the whole wheat flour in the crust. Other than that it was loaded with calories but boy was it good. Fortunately, I had almost half my calories left for supper so I didn't go over the limit. I should have eaten something better but I didn't. Whole wheat crust is really quite good with a nutty flavor. I hope my stomach doesn't get upset with all that extra fat although I used non-hydrogenated margarine it's still fat.

Enough about pies. I got in a great workout today with lots of sweat and a good heart rate.

Have a great evening everyone.
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