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Old 01-04-2014, 04:02 AM   #1  
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Default IP Weekend Chat Sat 1/4 - Sun 1/5/2014

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Old 01-04-2014, 05:40 AM   #2  
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:18 AM   #3  
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morning ya'll. can't sleep, so sad! I'm about to just get up and get my coffee but secretly hope i'll fall back asleep. I'm excited to dive into a new book I grabbed yesterday on the sale rack at Barnes and Noble. It's called A Course In Weightloss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight forever. I hope it's a good read, looked interesting! Here's a link to in on B&N.

I'm headed to the farmers market this AM to pick up a few things and tonight Lafayette kicks off the Mardi Gras season with our first Mardi Gras Ball! The Krewe of Carnivale en Rio. My uncle is king so it's quite a big event! Hope ya'll have a great day!

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:34 AM   #4  
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Good morning and welcome back Lisa.

Ems that sounds like so much fun tonight! I'm also hoping I fall back to sleep but I'm not sure that's happening. I promised myself I wouldn't turn on the coffee pot until 4 am - wonder if I can hold out that long? I hate sleepless nights. But I can get a nap later.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:02 AM   #5  
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Good morning everyone!! Don't know if you remember me. Started back on the program 3 days ago. Had to go off due to unexpected surgery!

EMS book sounds good let us know please always looking for brain food for healthy mind. You must have warmer weather there in Louisiana to go to market we have single digests here in MD brrrr

Lisa thank you for all you do for everyone, hope all is well with you!!!!

My journey again begins
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Woke up in the middle of the night with cramps in my kegs. Immediately remembered I forgot to have my sea-salt yesterday, That won't happen again.
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morning again! i made it back to sleep! we have somewhat warmer weather. it's 37 this AM, which is FREEZING for me! I'll let yall know how the book is!
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #9  
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good morning, I've been awake since 4:30am but have been enjoying a lazy Saturday morning. Not in a mood to go out at -37 with the wind chill.

Hope you all have a good day!
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:57 AM   #10  
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Got my swim in because I probably will not be able to get to the pool until Tuesday. Grocery shopping done, and then hair cut. Tonight a movie and out to dinner for my husband's birthday. Then hunker down for the snow storm and the below arctic temps!
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Good morning all: brrr, it's cold out there.
Hope your return travel went ok Lisa.
Sorry you were up so early Ruth Ann and ems and Hiker. I have been a terrible sleeper most of my life - no fun! Hope you get in a nap. IP has helped my sleep I think.
Welcome back kcdoe - hope you are on the mend.
You've been productive already drd, that's impressive.

It is weigh in Saturday for me. Thankfully the clinic is across the street so not too terribly cold but brought out the puffy coat.

It's my 20th week on IP. This is a 2-week number for me and I'm happy to be down another 3.9 pounds. Also took measurements and down another 3.25 inches across chest/arm/waist/hips/thigh for a total inches lost of 35.25. Woo Hoo. Sizes aren't going down quite the way I'd like but certainly this is proof it works I have big belly issues - never have had much of a waist, even when I've been thinner. Ah well... I'm grateful for the losses, regardless. Still not sure what new 'goal weight' is but not sure I'm there yet.

I have a sinus infection and TOM is next week so fun fun fun...drinking lots and resting.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Stay warm!

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:01 AM   #12  
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Interesting how everyone slept poorly last night. I was wide awake at 2am! Been doing that all week Maybe a side effect of getting back into ketosis?
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:20 AM   #13  
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Good AM Everyone

Hoping it gets a little warmer out there 9 degrees (not including windchill) is not my idea of fun. I don't know how anyone goes to the mountain to ski or snowboard on a day like today, aiyee.

vachinyc - congrats on your loss this week, that's fantastic. way to go and keep up the good work; you're inspiring me to kick it into high gear.

My losses lately have been super slow but all good; so long as I'm OP I will continue to be a happy girl.

Trying to reboot my workouts at the gym but today all I feel like doing is lounging and meal planning. Oh, and maybe a movie.

Enjoy the day!
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EMS - we were joking at school Thursday that if we were dropping to the upper 20's/Low 30's we should at least have a bit of snow for the kids...Friday morning at 10 a.m. it was still 32 degrees...I heard the weather man in Mobile tell us that we would drop to the low 20's next week...I already have friends saying they are ready for their flip flop spring days. We know that others in the US have this type of weather all winter, but south Alabama isn't used to being cold.

Today is a planning meals day (P4 for a month now). I gained 4 pounds over the holidays, but I was told I would gain 2 - 4 pounds once I started P4. Now that I've gained it, I'm ready to lose some more LOL.
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Good morning ladies,

So many night owls last night. It feels like after many years my sleep is finally improving and the kids are coming less frequently into our room and fewer trips to the bathroom for me.

Lisa, sounds like you had a great trip over the holidays.

I'm back from the gym and happy to have the holiday food temptations gone. Got back on track and lost some inches at my last weigh in. Hoping to back to losing pounds this week.

Have a great weekend.
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