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So very sorry you are going through this Julie. It's not easy for sure. Big hugs and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Sorry you're going through this Julie. Sending prayers and hugs.

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So sorry to hear that Julie. It is never easy. I’ve been through it with 3 parents and it doesn’t get any easier. Just find solace in knowing she led a good life filled with love. Big hugs and prayers for you and your family.

My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

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My heart and prayers go out to you. My mom made that same decision last September and it is heart wrenching. Even though we know they are tired and ready to let go, it is hard. Will be thinking about you.

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Happy Sunday,

Well, things did not go quite as planned. As of yesterday, mom is on hospice care. She said she is tired of hurting and fighting all the time. She called me and "the boys" into her room at the hospital yesterday and asked each of us if it was okay that she go.



It has been a difficult month or so and I know she is going to a better place she won't be hurting anymore.

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Been awhile since I posted. Did manage to read through all of your postings. Good job for doing it regularly.

Vacation was just that - a vacation away from everything. Besides the normal housework that was required, I slept in, binge watched an old tv series, got together with In-laws and stepmom for a couple of lunches, only cooked some nights, and mostly just de-stressed. Managed to clean out a couple of garbage bags full of clutter/junk. Didn't even bother to check my work emails.

June 1st I'm back at work but have a concert that night so it will be the end of my retreat. I think my kitties will miss the amount of cuddle time they have gotten this week.

I have indulged this past week, Kind of getting it out of my system. I'm ready to turn the corner and kick my sweet tooth to the curb again. I know the first month will be the hardest.

Hope you all are having a wonderful long weekend. Splurge on yourself. You've earned it.

My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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I basically had a good week, but derailed with some sweets again...got into some cookies. Got to get off of the sweet tooth. I'm going to look at some articles about it!

Good luck on weigh in!

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Wendi same boat - I work with (for) my husband and I get paid in love and devotion only.

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5/27/21 5:37 A

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Wendi tell that hubby you want paid. LOL

Brenda, nothing like getting paid in hugs, kisses and memories that is for sure!

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LOL... I'm paid in kisses and hugs for sure. I'll take it!

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5/26/21 2:32 P

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I'm jealous too. I don't get "paid" either. But that is how it is when you are working for your husband or I should say WITH your husband.

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I would do the exact same Brenda. However you may not be getting paid in dollars but you are sure getting paid in a lot of other ways.

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I'm jealous of any pay...I watch Brody every day for free!
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5/25/21 5:24 A

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Wendi, I am tired for you my dear. Goodness and $25 an hour wow that is awesome! I am jealous. LOL


Status quo here for me as well. i am making and sticking to my plans. Which for me is HUGE thing. I am going to figure this out! It helps that I am not so ding dang stressed from work that is for sure!

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5/25/21 1:18 A

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Wendi - Busy woman! Have fun!


Nothing really new here...just watching Brody and trying to push forward with keeping on track.

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5/24/21 11:29 A

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Julie- good luck! and prayers for your mom that all goes smoothly

Brenda- Sounds like a great weekend!

Kim- funtime soccer and good job staying on plan!



Got lots done this weekend. My house is put back in order and my laundry is caught up! Finally! I feel like I can function again. Trying to get on track with eating again. My sleep has been crap and I really need to work on that and getting in more water. Not to mention some exercise! Although, I did get a lot of sweating done cleaning my house. Got my groceries bought for the week and menus planned. This helps me so much when I do this. Grocery bill went up having Joel home but that's ok, I like having him around. He made it through his first week of grown up work! lol. He is tired but adjusting. Today he had to go to the business office which is here in town instead of where he works which is 45 minutes North of town. They are getting him all set up as a full time employee with benefits etc. They did say they would start him at $25 an hour instead of $22 so that was a nice surprise. He is my kid that will have a budget and money in savings. Wishing the older one was that way but he struggles. Called me yesterday and needed money to get home from Denver where he was over the weekend with his girlfriend. His debit card apparently got put on hold, I suppose because he was out of area and didn't call. Can you see my eyes rolling?? lol

This weekend we are headed to my nephew's graduation in Billings. Will be a nice get out of town where we aren't in a big hurry. My mom wanted me to stay longer but I said I would come back, probably in July (she turns 75 this year on the 24th of July). Hopefully I can stay for a week then. We haven't even been down to the lake yet. I told Mike that Jack & I would just move down there for the summer but he wasn't having it. We'll see..... unless Jack gets a job. Do you think 14 is too young? A lot of places are hurting for help and some hire 14 and 15 yr olds. I'm not pushing it too hard but I really wish he would do something besides veg in his room. ugh! Last day of school is tomorrow.

Ok. So is my life. I'm trying to make a plan and stick with it and LOSE some weight this summer. Fingers crossed!



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Kim - Great job on the weekend eating and weight loss!

Julie - Sorry your mom isn't going home, but glad she's going to get the care she needs. Good luck on the interviews!


Fun weekend with the kids and Brody on Saturday, then hung out and played games today with my mom and sister. I'm going to be working off the weekend calories!!

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Julie, that just stinks that mom doesn't get to come home. However it's a good thing that she is alright! Best of luck with your interviews!



Still hanging in there. Went to soccer and then baseball yesterday. I have a wonderful sunburn to show for it. LOL Leo got another goal and Luke did fabulous at his game as well.
Followed my doable plan as well. I was proud of myself yesterday. I didn't let the weekend derail me!

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Happy Saturday:

I hadn't realized it is so long since I talked with all of you. The last post I did was mom going to the surgeon. Well, it ended up that she was checked into the hospital on the same day of our appointment with the surgeon. She is still in the hospital and it looks like she doesn't get to go home again. It turns out the surgery was much more serious than they first thought.

It appears she will be going to a rehab facility starting Monday for a few weeks and then into an assisted living. This hospital stay has finally convinced her that she needs daily help to do what she needs to do.



As for me, I have been at the hospital everyday visiting with her. Also my son comes a few days per week. It has been exhausting and I have taken a couple of rest days when I knew she was okay.

I also received two emails yesterday for job interviews. One is scheduled for Monday and one for Tuesday. Of course they come while I'm in the middle of mom crisis. We will see how they go. Both of them are in the real estate field that I've been working with for over 20 years.

Hopefully, things will start looking up and move forward into 2021. Thanks for all your support.

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5/22/21 7:34 A

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Keep on keeping on Brenda. It may not have been worth it but it's done and over with right. Don't dwell!



I lost a pound I am happy with that. I need to continue to plan and keep doing what I am doing. I am proud of myself for saying no several times this past week. I said no to temptations more than I gave into them. So I am taking the win!

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Good news...I lost my 2 lbs that I gained from Mother's Day weekend of binging. Bad news...my mom and husband wanted Panda Express tonight and I didn't check the WW points before ordering (only calories). I'm paying for it now...it took all of my extra points for the week!! Was it worth it? No. It makes me sad that I don't have a buffer for the week. Grrrr.

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omg... this year has been such a head banging year of do i or don't it - with the urges to splurge... it is a choice i keep having to make. some days i win some... some days are easier than others... I realized again, just yesterday - despite how much i 'like' sweets & treats - i really want to feel better and to be able to take care of myself personally. Period.



emoticon I am going to keep my eye on the prize - better health! Hope you're keeping yours on yours too! Have a gr8 weekend... whatever you choose - be sure to enjoy the heck out of it... Cheers :)


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5/20/21 1:47 A

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Kim - Don't push your back too far! I'm so glad you're improving...backs take a long time to heal.

Wendi - Glad to see you back and able to relax a bit. Sounds like you had a great time!

Nothing new hear...just pushing forward!
Happy hump day!

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I'm back! Somewhat rested although I feel like I could sleep for a month! Time to take of myself now!

So proud of my boys. Joel graduated Friday from college and Monday started his job as a diesel tech. Right now he is living at home and driving 50 miles to work every day. He is saving some money in hopes of getting an apartment before winter. Jack was confirmed on Sunday and is just growing up too fast for this momma! Only 5 days left of school and then he will be officially a high schooler!!! He ran his last track meet yesterday and had personal bests in all his events.

We had lots of family here and the open house was great! Beautiful day and lots of people that were just happy to visit. Everything was great. Thank goodness for my Mom & Dad. They had a good head start on the food etc. while we were running across the state for graduation. They also got Jack where he needed to go too. 700 miles of driving for us in 24 hrs. It was a whirlwind but I am so glad we could be there to see him graduate.

Needless to say, the healthy eating went out the window. I need to take time to refocus now and get back on track. I need to be healthier. It was hard to get things done hauling all this weight around. I just want to feel better now.

Will try and get caught up with all the posts. Hope everyone is doing ok!

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Laura, I have been taking time away from cooking. Now I think I am ready to get back at it. Especially since I can get hubby to grill. LOL

Jules, that just stinks. One bad day can derail us for sure I need to stop that!

Wendi, have you gotten rested up from your busy schedule? You sure had a lot going on the last week or two.

Brenda, trying to stay on track here as well, now that tax season is over I am catching up on my sleep. LOL I am not too old for a nap.



I am doing all I can to get back on track. I am going to clean my kitchen today throw out stuff I don’t need or won’t eat. Or that is out dated. Then I am going to work on the bathrooms. As much as my back will allow at any rate. Still not back to 100% yet. I need to get this weight off. I know that will help a lot.


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Laura - I think your vacation will rejuvenate you so you can get back on track. Just do what you can do!

Jules - Good job trying to change things up! At least you know how you feel eating each way. There's always a happy medium!


I'm trying to stay on track. This week is better than last. I'm eating healthier snacks at night and hoping that I can lose this week.

Push forward when you can! Think about each meal separately and how you can save some calories...using low-cal or less condiments, smaller portions of the higher calorie food by adding freggies, drinking water before your meal, etc. It all adds up!
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emoticon lol, ikr! fresh wet teddy bears... we had a local merchant who ran commercials late/middle of the night - as if he were knocking on the tv screen - wake up! wake up! intentionally obnoxious - for the 'remember this ad, buy my product' effect, for sure!

emoticon here's to people contact & time2gether with family & friends! can't wait to be able to go to games again - ours are still a no go here - making kids wear masks... so absurd... makes me want to burn 'em (remember the 'burn our bras' revolts??? gigglz ;)



emoticon so, was eating keto-light/easy - and it worked, wooshed off several pounds... then... ate extra carbs and sucked it back on, could feel it bloating - like a puffer fish!!! lol

sighs...

still focusing this week on real, unprocessed foods or convenience foods that are lo/no salt + no added sugars - have been using canned diced tomatoes in much.

onward...

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Brenda - you have been our rockstar this month with tracking and posting. Brody time is just a bonus!

Kim - I hate to think where our astroids are. LOL But they could use a kick. Sounds like a great weekend with the kiddos.

Jules, I'm with Kim. I record everything then skip through the commercials. Mostly because of ones like the wet teddy bears irritate me.

Wendi, you have had a whirlwind of a week. So many accomplishments!!



Was going cross-eyed on the project I was working on so decided to take a quick FSC break before my next meeting.

Still not a lot of excitement. Thought my allergies were kicking up because I had the window open all day yesterday, but I'm thinking that I've come down with a little cold. Can't keep my nose from running.

I have the day off tomorrow because of hubby, so I'm going to use it as a rest day for me too.

I just feel like I'm in a rut and not caring again. MUST turn that way of thinking around. Icky weather doesn't help. Gloomy outside like I feel inside. I think I just need to get out of this house a little more often. Two more days of work this week and then I'm on vacation. No plans but I need some human contact (other than hubby)

Going to try to set up a girls day with my SILs and I'm taking the week off from cooking dinner. Hoping the weather clears up so I can even spend some time out on the deck relaxing.

Well, time for my meeting. Chat later.

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~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

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Both boys won their games. I didn't get any pictures. I watched the games this time instead. LOL



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Kim - How did your kiddo's games go? Sounds like a fun weekend!


I'm back on track today. I'm even having a little frozen cool whip in a diet soda for dessert...my own ice cream float! Keep moving forward!

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Thanks Brenda, tell her when she loses her spark is when she needs to be here the most. I know that is how I feel at any rate.

Laura, I am right there with you no spark in sight for me. I think I need a swift kick in the astroids.

Jules, If I didn't record I wouldn't watch television at all right now.

Wendi, congrats to your baby!!! How awesome College Grads! What is next on his agenda?


Today is a busy day for me Leo has a game at 11, Lukie has a game at 1 and then its time to party set up. So I will be eating on the run a lot today! Tomorrow is a new day right?

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Kim - Great job on walking up the hill again! Glad you're taking some time off!!

Laura - I hope you find your spark! It's so hard sometimes...I was rather willy nilly with snacking this week. Back on it!

I will let Dee know that everyone is asking about her. She always goes off grid when she's off track. She'll come back when she's found her spark.


I struggled a bit with sugar cravings this week and paid for it with a 2 lb gain. My own fault. Kicking my butt in gear to turn that around!!

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Hang in there Kim. The end is in sight and YES to taking mental health days! I'm working next week, but I took the following week off. Have NOTHING planned. Maybe sleeping in.

Jules - I hear you. I started limiting my news and I'm like Brenda - tape my shows and FF through the commercials.

Brenda - let Dee know that we love her and miss her. We are all struggling at times and I would have given up long ago if I didn't have you all here. Good bad or ugly - we can always help each other.



My struggles have been more of indifference. After having to be off program for so long, I'm finding the motivation to get back in the game very minimal right now. Hence why I'm not losing.

I need to find my spark again. Haven't meal planned for next week, so maybe something there will catch.

Enjoy your weekend ladies and don't let the flying monkeys get you.

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Thanks Brenda, if you talk to her again will you tell her that when she is struggling is when she needs to be here. I know when I am struggling you all help me so very much.

Jules, turn off the news girlfriend it's nothing but heartbreak

2 More days and I am done! Well mostly lol bad thing is Monday is payroll day and it takes me 3+ hours to do payroll. I think I am going to take the rest of next week off as well. Mental Health days! and I don't even care if I get paid for them lol

I went to Luke's practice last night and Leo and I walked the entire time. He made me walk up a mega hill with him again. He loves walking up that freaking hill for some reason. I did it I was so proud of myself. I didn't die. We stayed up there long enough to get some pictures. He wanted to take them so I let him lol Then we went out for ice cream with the team. Such a fun evening. And well needed stress relief!

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Kim - The world is full of procrastinators. Don't kill yourself finishing them quickly...they have to file extensions. I just heard from Dee... she's not doing well with eating/exercising and doesn't feel like sparking.

Jules - Love it! One day at a time is how I'm coping too. The world is frustrating and you're right, we can't do anything about it. I'm trying to just make my world happy around me so it's easier to cope. Hang in there!


I don't have much hope for this week, but I'm moving forward!
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emoticon Hang in Kim! Hope you can enjoy some R&R soonest!

emoticon good idea Bee! there are things I have to put away - far away, lol... sometimes i consider a lockbox... ;)





i realized I have been in 'a distressed state of mind' ~ it is not depression or whatnot - it is utter heartbreak for the things going on - as we drive to/from places, the streets are lined with homeless people, and I think... how can this be? And the rockets flying in the MiddleEast... watched a tall building collapse on tv, it was flashback to the towers collapsing - just like that.... and then the sudden gas shortage... it's like the 70s all over again... lol

so, I just have to limit world news... i can not fix it... and I need to keep doing what I can do here, in my life - I was thinking that this distressing period of time - is just so not normal - just so weird... I mean, a year ago, did you think we would still be wearing masks and be having gas problems??? Not me! So - I liken this to other times of great world struggle - and how people had to cope - they just did... 1 foot in front of the other - 1 more bite, do what we can, sleep at night, get up and do more... repeat... so that is my plan - keep doing, sleep/r&r and do more... Hope you are too! Cheers :)



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I love that don't get hooked Jules

Brenda, you can do this. You have been doing great

Anyone hear from Dee?



It's the last couple days of the tax season from hell. Literally thank god it's almost over. People keep coming though ladies they just keep coming. UGH There isn't enough time in my life to get them all done. Extension time!

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Jules... that's why I record all my tv shows! I can forward right through those ads!



Still have a sweet tooth! I'm eating my light meals, but I'm still snacking on some little candies I got for Mother's Day. I should be saving those for weekend only, but they keep calling my name! I'm putting them out of sight.
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~ dropping off a stack ~ here's to beating off the sugar monsters and keeping our eyes forward towards better!



beating off the sugar monster is a good way to put it Laura ~ and Bee, that sometimes it just escapes us and we eat willy nilly, lol

last night, i saw yet ANOTHER TV AD for yet ANOTHER NEW VERSION of 1 of my fav foods... watching tv ads are kinda like an alcoholic sitting in a bar, trying to stay sober!!! honestly, i wouldn't mind if they took ads off the tv!

Eyes on the prize - better health... I want that... I just need to stay focused on that!



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Good planning...glad you're on your way back!


I had an over the top eating weekend that continued today! Tomorrow I'm going to plan, be on target and try to reverse some of this. I can do this... sometimes I just break free, eat willy nilly, regret it and have to regroup. I'm on it!!

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It has been a few days. Was busy getting ready for Mother's Day and getting some errands done. Life has been boring on my end. I'm slowly making progress to turn off the sugar monster and get back to a healthier diet. Of course I'm now craving carbs - bread mostly. I need to find my commitment again.

Now that the house is in good shape, I can concentrate on myself again. Something that I seemed to have let slip is setting more medium to long term goals to strive for when I'm setting my short term goals. I used to but haven't for quite awhile. This is going to be a task for me this week. Setting a goal that I want to achieve in the next three months and one I want to achieve by the end of the year.



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Enjoy the day tomorrow everyone!
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Thank you ladies for the prayers and support. She seems to be doing better today. We go back to the surgeon on Tuesday to see if we can move ahead with surgery. Then it is on to moving her into a facility.



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emoticon wow Kim emoticon
-- after the grueling tax season, you soooo deserve it, enjoy!

emoticon Wendi - good idea to try 365... sometimes it can help to go at this from a different perspective! do share! all ears here :)

emoticon yay Bee! 1 is awesome!



emoticon feeling better almost - that easy broth soup hits the spot... i find it fills me up... it does not take away the 'i want ___ yada yada ___' so still working on that.... that's a plus... because i often bargain my way into putting all this off and eating whatever is banging in my brain... i want to get past that and back on a roll. i am tired of the fight. going to add in some fun this w/e... Hope you are too! Cheers :)

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Kim - We have a cheat dinner on the weekend do it keeps me going. It's probably why I lose slow, but it's doable and gives me the chance to have something I'm craving so I can let it go! A beach vacation on the boss? You deserve it!!

Wendi - Balance 365 sounds promising and a great way to organize and focus. Good luck!


I lost 1 lb...happy it's gone. Slowly but surely I'm getting rid of it. Push forward everyone!

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You are rocking it Brenda! Good job!

Julie-praying for you! Such a tough situation.

Kim-nice! A vacation is just what you need!

Jules- I'm right there with you! Struggle is real and every day! We know what we need to do, it's just doing it. So hard!



Again, I start out the day good but screw it up, the end of the day. I'm frustrated and to the point of not caring but I do care so I need to change!

I joined a coaching program for a balanced program called Balance365. I just need something different. It is not an eating program, they try and teach you how to balance your meals and do what works for you. It isn't a quick fix and they work on your mindset as well, which is huge for me. I committed to 6 months so hopefully it will help me at least how I think about food, etc.

Jack had his last band concert of the year last night. It was nice. He is going to continue in band in high school and that makes me happy.

Well I need to get going and check some more things off my never ending list!

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Brenda, way to go on going past your step goal! That’s great! I am sure Mr. Brody is keeping you hopping right now. Leo has been begging me to walk that darn hill again. So that is on the list for tomorrow. Depending on how he is feeling.

Julie, bless your mothers heart. Hopefully the infection is gone or going away.

Wendi, Yay for getting your return done! That is a huge relief I am sure. Sorry ya owe though boo that stinks.

Jules, tell that inner child to shut up and sit down LOL easier said then done I am sure.



I am hanging in there. I have been making my plans and sticking to them. Day 4 in the books. I am hoping to not get bored. That happens and it derails me. And it’s the weekend so cross your fingers.

I am getting ready to go on vacation with the owners wife from one of the businesses I was working with/for so I need to drop some weight as she is a twig! Literally she weighs 100 pounds soaking wet. She has become a great friend so we are finding a beach somewhere. And the trip is on the owner. He is sending me as a huge thanks for helping him; How sweet is he??


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Jules - I'm a foodie too...and I'm thinking most of here are! I hope your inner wild child behaves soon!


I've tried to do well this week. Got in some exercise, steps, ate low calorie, sleep, water...just need the scale to budge!

Good luck on weigh in tomorrow!

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emoticon good job with everything everyone... nodded & smiled and commiserated through it all...

--Julie - went through that with mumsie... hang in... it is emotional... so extra self-tlc for you!

emoticon Laura - think a touch extra does help....

emoticon omg Bee - did not need to know door dash will deliver B&R!!! lol



update - so instead of working on moving this has been a health week derailing us.... extra sleep... and i realize again... from my childhood, i learned that is the time to splurge eating out/treats... every time we come home from some apptmt i'm wanting all sorts of ____ yada yada______ and that urge persists the rest of the day and next day or 2... so weird!

emoticon i have been trying to release the sweets, treats & goodies, added sugars, even considering white flour... the things that keep my appetite triggered... the tv ads were/are still driving me nuts... are you aware how many say something stupid/not true like 'you will be better if you eat ____ yada yada____' or 'everybody is doing the crunch' - like man, I want to do that with everybody - and honestly, i know NO ONE doing the crunch... lol

emoticon ESCALATION - there's a psych term for like toddlers who throw a tantrum before they get past it and comply with the thing... say going to bed or eating dinner or whatev... I think that describes what I have been going through - my inner wildchild is really throwing up the fits...

emoticon and i keep having to just say no. no. no.


emoticon It got really bad yesterday on the way home, and again this morning when i clicked in the grocery coupons and looked at the ads....

emoticon honestly, i could eat all of it - especially all the mother's day goodies in the ad - like 3 or 5 times a day -

emoticon i don't feel well, sore throat/achies - so thinking i will make a nice fast soup... no added salt chicken broth, egg flower stirred in, torn spinach maybe some lemon pepper and other non-salt spices, maybe a little cheese...

emoticon here's the thing - i could even eat that all day long... i just like food - as I toodle throuogh Spark... all the food ads.... I think yum... i could eat that, i could eat that... ooh that too!!!

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emoticon i hope my inner wildchild gives it a rest soon. it is exhausting fighting off the 'see me, eat me' urges...



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Kim - Great job staying on plan!

Wendi and Julie - Do what you can do. It's hard to do so many things at one time! Take it one day at a time and maybe get some prepared meals or ingredients for quick meals so it'll be easier.


We had a chicken taco salad for dinner (Cinco de Mayo). Healthy and delicious! I even got in 25 min of exercise and have gone past my step goal today. Continuing on!

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Hello ladies, sorry it's been a few days since I joined in. I am still dealing with my mother. She was supposed to have surgery on Monday but ended up with an infection instead. So everything has been pushed for 2 weeks. It is a good thing I didn't get a job yet, I would've had to quit to keep up with all the appointments. I actually got to stay home all day yesterday and it was wonderful.



I hate to always be such a downer. I am not always this way. It has become me as the parent and my mother as the 5-year old.

My food lately has been all over the place. We have been eating drive through a lot because no one had the energy to cook. When I am home, I have choices that are better for me. I try so hard not to stress eat,



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I have been doing pretty well during the day as I keep busy. I had a salad for lunch and was like, yes, I can do this. Then I didn't get supper before I went to bible study and was starving by the time I got home. The boys hadn't eaten either so we ended up with fast food at 9pm. Not good. I know I need to have a better plan but I'm really trying to get things done before graduation/confirmation.

Did get my tax return done yesterday afternoon so that is out of the way. Now I can just worry about where I'm going to come up with the money to pay my taxes......ugh!

I have been trying to track but it really is a half attempt. I will try and do better. I know I really need to figure out HOW to deal with eating healthy while I'm overly busy. I just have to be better prepared! ugh!

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Laura, I was told to attempt to meditate when those hungries come in mid-day. Would work if I was at home but so easy to do at the office.

Go Brenda, We have been eating the freshly meals for dinners.



I did pretty good yesterday Stayed on plan all day! That is huge for me. I normally deviate. But I didn't yesterday so I am taking the win.

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I'm doing alright. Still eating my Healthy Choice Power Bowls for dinner. I'm snacking at night, so tonight I had some popcorn (no butter) and a diet root beer float with fat free cool whip in it...yum! I'm trying to do better!

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Nail appt got moved to Thursday. Renovations at the salon needed a couple more days.

So fairly quiet night for me. Got some more of my checklist done, dinner made and I am going to go to bed earlier than I have been. Did the healthy calculator and I'm trending in the wrong direction. Mostly because I only got 5 hours of sleep.

I have been doing my best to stick with a low carb diet - almost keto but not quite. Biggest struggle is getting past the mindless hungries. Part of it is I know that when I don't get enough sleep, I crave sugar for energy to keep me going. Turned to coffee today to skip the calories but upped my caffeine. Feels like it was 6 of one and half a dozen of another. Just a tradeoff that I could have curtailed if I got better sleep.

I am focusing on reducing the amount of food that I'm eating so that my body can adjust back to less food as the normal.

Lots of meetings tomorrow so that usually helps keep my mind off snacking. It is Cinco de Mayo so Im making mexican burgers.

I know that we are in Oz, but I'll say this anyway:

May the fourth be with you!



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Jules Moving is the worst! Sorry ya have to do that right now.

I am hanging in there making and following my plan. Late night fruit snacks need to stop though. UGH

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My meals have been healthy, but my sister secretly door dashed Baskin Robbins ice cream on Sunday! Four different kinds and I tried each...Grrrr! Ice cream and cookies are my kryptonite and I need to pull back the reigns when faced with the temptation. So hard, but it's got to be done!

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Moving is never easy. Sending some energy vibes your way Jules.



Positive of the day was that I was able to get some grocery shopping done, cleaned more of the mess in the kitchen, fixed a delish dinner (and my lunch for tomorrow), and am heading to bed soon. Bad - lack of sleep. Was up way too late again last night.

Eating wise - I actually tested my ketones after work today for the first time and I was at a .5 which is the point where you go into ketosis. Then I screwed it up by eating a peanut butter sandwich. I think that is the hardest - getting past those immediate "hungries" right after work. Need to rethink my afternoon snack.

Getting my nails done tomorrow so a nice treat for myself. Work is still busy, but not as pressured so I don't feel as stressed. Not much to add so I'm going to head off to bed. Night all!

My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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Busy busy day - worked in the office for a bit and then went shopping for groceries. Bowled this afternoon and then took clothes and food to the motorhome as want to leave early for Texas. Then worked in the office this evening for a couple hours. Now watching my 2 grandsons band concert on youtube. One advantage to covid is they now stream everything.

Have a great week to all of you.

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-- nods... I agree! out with April - on with May...




... so, love the Oz for May!... and particularly reminds me of this.... always thought this was funny.... and it fits for me now, today... i can't stay/keep doing what I've been doing...



emoticon plus.... we're moving... sooner than later provided nothing stops us again... will spark as I can, but don't know how/when or what time/place and net access will be like...

emoticon and honestly, this time, i hope someone drops just the right house in our path!!!

emoticon ps.... candy ads on tv are DRIVING ME CRAZY!
i am amazed watching the ads for chips, candy and other junk food - designed to get us to buy/try and keep eating...

emoticon i am trying to talk myself off the ledge with the thought... that... 1 drink is too many and 1000 is not enough... and for me, it is 1 bite of candy/icecream/chips or whatever is too many (will ignite more insatiable desire).... and 1000 is not enough... even after i ate it... want more... so clearly that is not the answer to satisfying my desire!!!

emoticon i am thinking keto light for summer... for the benefits on blood sugar and appetite... will be packing up the kitchen, so doing this with store bought/restaurant foods will be a definite challenge. I can not wait to have a regular kitchen back in place!

emoticon the other night watched another episode with Dr Now helping someone... again - he recommends a 1200 cal diet, no carbs... lean meat, veggies, etc... has a book... It is always interesting how some talk themselves right out of it... don't do it... and I get that... the plan is extraordinarily extreme compared to eating 1000s of calories from sweets, treats and goodies each day.... it's so different - no wonder people struggle - i know that has always been intolerable for me... so why do i want a quick and fast jump start? tell ya, was thinking of buying his book... lol

emoticon i'm going to stick with the basics of what does work for me... (that have described ad nauseum...) and just take another whack at that this month... after we get moved, i can experiment more then.

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Spent Saturday at a track meet. Got some sun and watched my boy. He did well although didn't place. He did win his heat in the 100m dash but there were like 10-12 heats. Lots of kids. He fell and road rashed his shoulder on the 200 hurdles. But he got up and kept going and finished. That's my boy! Also participated in the long jump.

Got my living room cleaned good and the furniture rearranged. Now to keep going! Got cakes ordered for the graduation/confirmation party. Ordered them online at Walmart as I couldn't get anyone to answer the phone at the places I called. Fingers crossed.





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Procrastination got ya Brenda. LOL Glad your getting a refund.

Glad you finished mowing Laura. Done till next time lol I am so over tax season ladies it's driving me crazy I am burnt out for sure.



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OK - just typed my journal entry and then computer had a hiccup and it was lost. Short version - quiet weekend. Put a dent into my to do list for this week's cleaning. Grilled out tonight. It was nice to spend sometime outside. Helping to get my mojo back

Having a burger themed week. Different types of burgers this week. Mushroom swiss tomorrow. Taco burger for Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday. Need to come up with a couple other ones. Trying to keep it simple and fresh -- planning fresh salads to go with the burgers every day.

Catch up with everyone on Monday.

My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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Got my taxes done, so a good weekend!

~Brenda~ aka "Bee" and "Miss Kitty" =^..^=

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Got the mowing done today. Got my first sunburn of the year. Took some time for myself to relax. Have tomorrow planned out. Think that I'm going to kick hubby down to the mancave and get some stuff done.

Not much else going on. Was a good day.

My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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April was a craptastic month for me so I am right there with you ladies.

We can do this together.

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New month, new us!!
I was a little sloppy with my snacking in April, so I'm turning that around this month!
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"If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed!"
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"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."
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~Lucille Ball

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I started April out so good and ended up crashing. I set a walking goal and when I knew I wasn't going to make it, I just gave up and didn't walk at all. The below average temperatures and the wet and snowy month just didn't do it for me. Think every day I sunk just a little lower and actually started taking a nap every day (something I never do). So many stressors in April. Our little grandson has not been doing well with his breathing issues, I have been struggling with light headiness and dizziness, work was slow (finally picking up), Moose drama, behind in the house and office and the list goes on. My weight is at an all time high - even pregnant many years ago I was never this heavy.

May - May will bring sunshine and more positivity to my life. Following that yellow brick road to success.

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I'm crawling out of the hole I dug for myself in April and am on board for May. Two things have shocked me back to reality -- 313 on the scale this morning and 200 BS on my meter. I know better. Not caring. Eating pints of ice cream at one sitting. Staring at my computer at night and being defiant about posting on FSC. All around general funk. And what did I get for that? Fat, bored and depressed.

Enough. That is my word for today - enough. It is time to put that petulant child inside of me back into a timeout and start LIVING my life again where I'm my number one priority.

I could take all day having a "couch" session about what went wrong in April, but enough. Clean slate. Renewed resolve. Great friends. Throw in a cowardly lion, toto and ruby slippers and what more could a girl ask for. Time to don my diva shoes again.

I pulled an oldie out of the hat and refreshed it so that most of the threads speak to what I need to be doing to take back control of my life. I hope you all find them beneficial as well.

I'm looking forward to getting back into the game. Is it weird that I'm even looking forward to mowing the lawn tomorrow? I've decided that if I post every day this week, then next Friday I am going to buy myself some fresh colorful flowers to cheer up my desk. Rewarding myself for accomplishments is always an area I can work on.

So ENOUGH with the negativity. Positive. Positive. Positive!



My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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Time to step it up!

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My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God woman eat a salad!

Taking off a sweaty sports bra should count as resistance training.

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