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Old 09-08-2009, 09:56 AM   #46  
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Hi, Everyone! And, to our newbies! Glad to have so many new faces here! I've found this to be a wonderful and supportive group of people and I know you will too.

Not a very eventful weekend, but DS2's team did win their game! It was close and they probably only won because the other team made a couple significant errors within the last 2 minutes of the game giving our guys possession of the ball (in the opponent's end zone) for the remainder of the game and keeping the other team from scoring!

The sale went well and we got rid of a lot of stuff-donating the rest to a local charity that does fantastic things in the community. Had a really good message in church Sunday and it's given me a focus for my next book to study-Proverbs-it's been a while since I've spent time in that book.

I seem to be getting back on track with my plan. I know I just have to keep working it and not let exterior issues ruin my resolve to get the rest of these pounds off! Like we learned in al-anon/ACOA, "it only works if you work it".

Today was to be the beginning of homeschooling, but we now have some things to do in town, so we'll be doing what we can fit in, but must get our town stuff done. We've found with the homeschooling that every day, every trip is a learning opportunity, so we really don't feel we're "skipping" school-it's just that the lessons for the day may have a slight shift from what is written in the textbooks!

Well, better get going. Hope and pray you all have a blessed and wonderful day!
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I wanted to thank everyone for welcoming me. I hope to make some new friends along my way. So far this morning I am doing pretty good. I will see how this evening goes because night time is the worse for me. I eat out of boredom so I am thinking of things to do.

I finally made an appointment with a specialist due to my heel spur. I have not be able to walk like I want too. So hopefully this doctor will have better advice than my family doctor.


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Old 09-08-2009, 09:21 PM   #48  
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Liss and thisisit - glad you joined us. We LOVE new folk here!

Just a quick fly-by tonight. Long day (first day of school) and I'm beat. I know tomorrow will be closer to normal.

Prayers continuing for all! I am so happy to see our new members here - what a blessing!

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Old 09-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #49  
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Lee and I walked 4 miles this morning, he kept waiting for me to stop, started to tell him we would make it 5 but I was tired and I had work to get done.

Got me a cup of coffee and he had went and jumped in the duck pond and I sit down well that big old thing jumped right in my lap! I could not get mad because he was just being friendly but boy was I wet and dirty! So glad I had a rock behind the chair or my feet would of been sticking up in the air! He is always a happy dog, I swear he was born with a grin on his face and a twinkle in his eyes.

Started my Fall garden but doing it a little different, I am filling in a liquid feeder that he fed the cows in, that has a hole in it with dirt, got a ways to go on that! I am going to put some spinach in it, hope it will grow, love that raw spinach! Was going to put turnips in it and Hubbie goes NO!!!! He hates turnips.

I fixed my tires on my little wagon, filled with green slime to stop all the leaks and aired them up. Got my golf cart charged up that Glen gave me and I will be hauling dirt from the old horse barn where it is somewhat sandy may put a carrot or two in the liquid feeder also.

Got tired and folded some clothes turned in our hardware order, can hardly wait to get the order, my faucet did not come in last week so that did not get fixed. I am getting some staples ,going to fix my own screens for my windows! I am so excited about making my own screens.

Well best go wash the dishes, have a great Wednesday!
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Jan and Liss. This is a great group. Glad to have you here and look forward to getting to know you.

Just a quick flyby tonight. It is late and I'm tired so just dropping in to say hello. Praying for all of you to have a blessed Wednesday.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:45 AM   #51  
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HI EVERONE ~ We are having lovely and warm weather here this week ... almost like a fall summer, which is nice really. The buggies went into seclusion, but a few came back out today; thankfully, there weren't too many though ...

to the NEWBIES, LISS, THISISIT, and MYSELF ~ great group of folks here; very understanding and supportive. We know how you feel, as we've been there ourselves ...

I put my legs up after dinner and fell asleep and didn't wake up until now. Am having my tea right now; and DH just sauntered out too. He's gonna have a coffee and a light snack (a chocolate pudding).

We got some minor repairs done around here today; some new floor trim in the bathroom (as some was getting old and hard to clean). Plus they had to make the door on NIKO's doghouse bigger as it was a bit too narrow; and we put an old piece of carpet we had saved in there too. We folded it in three so it would be nice and thick for him -- after all, we want our furry baby to be tres comfy. With a little coaxing, he went in and then laid right down; but from what I can see, I still think he prefers to be outside or under the trailer.

We went shopping this afternoon, so I got some walking in today (kudos 2 me); picked up some chicken burgers that were on sale again (I love them as they are half the calories of beef burgers). We did pick up some beef burgers for DH as he loves them now and then. I had a chicken burger for dinner with a big slice of tomato; it was really nice too. I ate well today (OP) ... so credit moi!

I picked up a big box of TULIP BULBS today and we planted them this afternoon; put in some new soil too along with my other flowers which bloomed nicely this past week. My neighbour says they are blooming later this year, but they are pretty: I should take a picture of them tomorrow.

I would like to plant some daffodil bulbs too, if I can find some; we are going to look again tomorrow morning, first thing, before they are all gone. They seem to sell out fast here and I wanted to get some other kinds too, if I can find some that I like. We are trying to fill the garden up with perennial stuff that comes up year after year; so we have less work to do each year.

We also got some paint on for half price clearance to touch up inside our camper trailer and also a piece of plexi-glass to replace one window that was broken. It didn't cost as much as DH thought; so we really lucked out on the prices. So DH wants to go up and do a bit of work there this week at least one day.

We have spent the last 2 days helping friends hook up the hot water to their bathrooms and kitchen sinks; sure is nice for her to finally have hot water to wash dishes, clean, and have showers finally. I've been thru that myself in the past and know how it feels, so I'm so glad that they are good to go now ...

Takd good care, and hope you all have A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY ... time to get back to bed and get some rest before it's morning already ... ROSEBUD
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:12 AM   #52  
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I am just doing a quick flyby, but I wanted to share with you (my friends) that God really spoke to me this morning while I was doing Bible study.

One of the questions was:
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You need to figure out what the payoff of overeating is for you. What are you getting out of it? What is there about food that you desire so much? What need are you trying to fill by over loading your stomach? Spend time contemplating your answer. Ask God to help you understand why would do such a destructive thing to yourself
I prayed and God showed me why I overate,

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I believe for me it was a zoning out thing. I used it when I was trying to avoid doing or thinking stuff. (I am a BIG procrastinator, but now I know why) because I always felt like I had to do twice as much to be half as good as everyone else and it was too much, it overwhelmed me.
That's it in a nutshell, for me that was the reason. I'm going to pray that when I feel like overeating I am going to ask God to show me what I'm trying to avoid.

It was a way to nurture myself because I needed to be nurtured, but I didn't feel I was good enough, and Satan made it so difficult to go to God when I needed comfort?

With food there is no emotional barrier, no act of humbling myself, no fighting Satan. Since there is no meeting with Satan its easier to run to the refrigerator rather than God. You can feel nurtured by the food without the emotional barrier. It’s the easy way out. I didn't need to humble my heart to shove food in my face and I could zone out, but the payoff was a fake.

whoohoo, He is so GOOD! I am going to put this in the Study!

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Old 09-09-2009, 11:21 AM   #53  
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Yesterday went from one extreme to another. Started great: exercised, ate fruit, etc. It ended with me eating at 10:30 pm last night. My cutoff time is 8. My stomach was upset after that too.

I have to begin again.

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Old 09-09-2009, 11:40 AM   #54  
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I have almost got 5 miles in this morning, 4 with Lee my dog, who he and I had a meeting of the minds this morning. He won the first round but I won in the second round, he did not want to get back into his pen and I told him he had too and tried shoving him in, he turned on me , so I backed off but I held his collar and told him to please go in and his feet were stuck to the ground, was not moving. I said fine! I know how to get you in! I went in the house and grabbed a piece of lunch meat and he ran over and got in his pen and sit down and was ready for me to hand it to him. I was not going to fall for that trick, grabb it and knock me backwards ,no way, I threw it in the back of his pen! Ha! I won! He ain't going with me tomorrow I am taking Pepper or Sunny, not him! How dare he threaten to bite me!
Went to the well house and turned the water off ,it was running over out here, so thankful for that. All the tanks are full right now and the weather man has predicted rain about all week, hope he is right.
Fixing to go feed the animals and work on filling that liquid feeder up with dirt.Y'all have a wonderful day!
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Thisisit, maybe have a nice smoothing cup of hot cocoa before bed and I like to pick up the Bible and read a passage in it and go to bed 30 minutes or 1 hour before normal, sometimes we have to out wit ourselves for we know what we are going to do, if we don't do ;what we know we should do. I am always tricking myself, to do what I want to do; for I know my habits.

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Old 09-09-2009, 04:27 PM   #56  
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Well, PTL, BOOTSIE ~ I'm so glad to hear that all your water tanks are full-up right now -- we knew that if we kept praying and waiting, that the rain would show up eventually. We hope that the rain does fall for the entire week and fill up everyone's wells too.

Sorry to here that Lee was giving you a bit of angst today, but some males will try to push the envelope now and then. Some young fellas told me that this is more common with male dogs. When we had our girls, they hardly ever gave us much of a challenge, but NIKO can be a bit willful now and then, when he gets into the mood. We have to make sure that he continues to know that we are the 'leader of the pack' as they say.

EDIT to add: Oh yes, as all of us with furry babys know, a little bribery always goes a long way too!

That was a good tip that you shared about going to bed a bit earlier to fool your body; I have been doing that a lot lately and find it really helps me too. Like you, we have found several lower fat and calorie snacks that we prefer to have, so there isn't much damage to worry about ie low-fat yogurt ice cream, lowsugar hot chocolate, fruit, yogurt, fiber bar, toast, etc.

Ate well yesterday (credit moi); and got lots of walking in today as well. We went hunting for more flower bulbs but no one else has any this year, so I may just order some thru the mail. We can plant them until the end of October here, so I am going to hunt down my 'fall bulbs' book right after posting.

We managed to get everything we need to do a couple of minor repairs on our camper; so that will get done this week as well. We are trying to go up the our lot (or camp as it is popularly called here) at least once a week to get a bit done. We won't be doing much more on the cottage this year, and now that we have the camper, we can take our time.

Hope you all have a great day tomorrow; and do take good care ... ROSEBUD

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Hi Everyone,

I've had a good week so far this week food wise and exercise. I hope it is those lessons I'm doing of Kellie's.. It has been so easy that it is almost scary. Any way, I'm thankful and I will take it in Faith that the Lord will help me keep going.

thisisit I heard somewhere that some people need a little something before they go to bed. So I would suggest saving something for that time if you find that you need it. I think that sometimes we get so strict about what we think we cannot do that we don't hear what our body is trying to telling us it needs. I follow a plan, but I also am flexible. For example, on my plan I can have breakfast, however, I don't have to. So there some days I eat breakfast and there are days like today that I don't. Last night I was up so late that I needed something so I ate a "legal" snack. However, I don't always need one. Build on the fact that you did great for most of the day. We have to have "good" that we do to build on. We are our own worst enemy sometimes because we criticize ourselves more than anyone else would. Give yourself a "star" for doing such a good job for most of the day. Hope this helps.

Rosebud ~ Sounds like you are getting lot of exercise working on your camper etc.

Bootsie ~ I am so glad you finally got rain. We got a gully washer ourselves. I had to get up and close windows. Exercise... I had to go upstairs twice once to close a window and then I realized I had forgotten to close the door so I had to go back. I don't do stars well as it is hard on my knees do I counted it as exercise.

Kellie ~ What a revelation. I think that probably fits me as well. I always feel like I need to do twice as much as anyone else does to be accepted. My self-esteem hasn't been so great as a result of being over weight.

Gary, Laura, Liss, Jan and Everyone else

Still praying for all of you. Have nice evening.

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Hi all I have not been here since I posted and introduced myself to you all. I am having a hard time getting started doing anything, and all of you sound so motivated. I am hoping and praying that I will get some energy here soon and get with it.
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Bootsie - I love green Slime! I put it in my scooter tires - and SO FAR, I haven't had a flat since Congrats on the exercise!!!! Glad you are getting rain

Rosebud - sounds like you have been extra busy! I hope your legs are doing OK and that you are finding time to rest!

Kelli - great insight and an important personal discovery!

Trish - don't you just love it when the week goes smoothly? It makes you realize that you really CAN do this - forever

I'm doing well here - work is still crazy, but I'm trying to let things go that I can't control. Thus, I'm more relaxed and balanced than I might be otherwise. And - that means that I'm not even tempted to eat for emotional/stress reasons. How different from a couple years ago!!!

The weather is glorious here, so I've gotta fly and get some things done outside.

Hope you all have a blessed day!

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HI GALS ~

Angie is at church teaching yoga and I am watching the US OPEN...just love that Melanie Oudin! Switching back to the USA vs. Trinidad Tobago soccer match too.

Well, I have been off work for a few days, had a short one yesterday. We hired some guys to catch us up, well they worked all 3 days over the Labor Day week-end...10 of them and ran my regular guys out of work! Actually good for me, and I can't say as I blame them...some of them hadn't worked for 8 months or more and none of them have anything to go to. I still have work on the project but it isn't ready for me yet. I am sending 2 guys up north for a few weeks and waiting for another small project of ours to break for me this week or next. Enjoying a well needed rest! Just wish it was a few weeks ago when Angie was off for the summer...oh well....life!

I did some honey-do's today around the house and got 3 miles in with the mutts.

SCOOTER ~Glad the weather is nice and crazy work isn't causing stress eating!

LYNNIE ~ Welcome

TRISH ~ Awesome! He will be there to keep you going...and I am sure YOU will be there for yourself too

ROSEBUD ~ Super job on the walking! I hope you get as much done at "camp" as you need before winter comes....how exciting it must be for you to see the growth! DH still ok?

BOOTSIE ~ Kind of funny with Lee.....I have a stubborn one too...last year there was a time she refused to go into her crate at night....threw a cookie in and slammed the door...still don't know why, it was for about a week....she had never before or since complained about going to bed...sometimes she goes and gets in it before we are ready to put her down. Great job on the walking...rain...baby....rain!!!

THISISIT ~Keep up the good work!

KELLI ~ Looks like that bible study is a success

JAN and LISS Welcome

RONNI ~ Glad son got the win

PHOENIX ~ How are you doing?

KAREN ~ Continued prayers for the son and dil. How are you doing? Sister and brother issues over?

HELLO ALL YOU MIA'S
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