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Old 06-11-2010, 03:17 PM
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Jaynie - I think you and my mom are alot alike. She has been divorced for 17 years and in that time only had 1 or 2 dates. I think she has become set in her ways and doesn't want a man to mess that up! But sometimes, well, alot of times, she is very lonely and wants to have family and friends around her. But she put so much effort into raising my brother and I (we were 8 and 2 when me parents divorced) that she never took the time to develop her own hobbies or friendships. Now she's 50, out on her own, and her children have their own lives now, and I think she's starting to wonder how she's going to spend the rest of her own life now that she doesn't have to worry about anyone else. But she's like you - when you've lived without a significant other in your life for so long, it's hard to find room - mentally, emotionally, and even physically make space for another person. I don't think you need to generalize all men either, there are some who love to cook for themselves! I used to think that the way to my husband's heart was through his stomach, but I've opened him up to healthy foods over the years, and now he eats brown rice, big salads, and whole wheat pasta right along with me! Anyway, sorry to be longwinded, but what you posted was very interesting. Oh, and I 'm so thrilled for you about your legs getting all turned around!

Skinny - Glad to see the good ole Erinn is back! 140 pounds - woohooo! I can't wait until you cross the 200 pound loss mark. We need to throw a huge cyber-party for you!

Speedy - So glad you're staying focused even with emotional ups and downs. I'm terrible with emotional eating (as I'm sure alot of us are), so to conquer that mentally is a great accomplishment.

Julia - Have fun on your weekend trip!

Not much going on here except Aunt Flo arrived today, early in fact. So feeling a bit crappy but loading up on unsweetened iced tea to keep the bloat down and the fatigue away. I don't have any terribly exciting plans for the weekend, but I will be helping my husband with a work event - planting hundreds of sprouts from his greenhouse in the nursery (he's an ecologist that manages a 700-acre wetland). So that should burn some calories, and I have a healthy dinner planned for Sunday to cook out over our new open fire oven in our backyard. Looking forward to staying on track, since I'm only about 2 pounds away from the next decade!
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:40 PM
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Grad Party's, Birthdays, rainy days, roomate problems and generally just a feeling of ick have been the monkey on my back this past week or so. I've barely worked out at all and the eating hasn't been so great but I did weigh myself on Thursday (I was nervous) but thank goodness- I was down .2 lbs. Plain old 258lbs this week instead of 258.2lbs. I'm going to do my best to get back on track this next week! I know I can't always get that lucky I need to do the work darn it!
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:19 PM
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Eeb, you will get there. I had weeks like that too and even more before I joined this group. You guys keep me motivate. It's going to get better and I know the roommate thing. I had a succession of them after my divorce to cut down on loneliness but that was the worst mistakes that I ever made. The extra funds were nice but the headaches weren't, but I suppose you are not in a position to not have a roommate. Things have a way of getting better and not being so daunting. Just take the hurdles one at a time and pack foods to eat for the parties and b'days. My son is having a bbq and I am going to bring what I want bbq'd and the sides I want to eat to stay within my program and snacks in case I stay a long while.

I tell you; I did my exercises this morning. Well I tried to. I could only do the warmup. I thought I would get farther than that. It lasts five minutes but I put everything I had into it. I mean I did kicks as high as is possible for me without losing my balance and knee lifts as high as an able bodied person and it was unusual for my hip socket so I was wearing out during them. I side stepped like I was a professional, but I was so glad when the warm up ended. Tomorrow I will try to go a little farther. I'm proud of what I did and just doing that much has made my endorphins rise a little. I have that feel good feeling that you get after exercising.

Going to do a little cleaning around here today. I haven't done any in forever because of my feet and my waddle walk. I have a computer bug because I have a disc stuck in it and I couldn't put Norton on it. Well now I have sent everybody in my email contact list an advertisement for Cialis. I can't even remember which commercial medication that is. How embarassing. Have had three people contact me about it. Two, I know, but one I didn't know. He asked, "Who are you?" Funny thing is he had my maiden last name, also.

Well have a nice day. The contractors are here. They are poring the foundation for the addition, yay. You don't know working with the VA and another contractor that I am now suing, this has been two years in the making. I will be glad to no longer have to sleep with my leg liners on so I can throw my legs on to walk to the bathroom because I can't roll my wheelchair in my present bathroom. When I was confined to it for a month after a really bad fall, it was a miserable situation. Now all that will change.

Well, as always, TMI.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:39 PM
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So, I weigh in this morning before my shower - and I see a whopping 4 pounds lost! Why in the world couldn't 255 have shown up yesterday? Poopy.
Back is achy today, but I'm trying to not let that slow me down. I have a bday party for my great nephew, I think it's been a month since anyone saw me, I am hoping they will notice a change. My own mother says she can't see any difference from 430 (175 pounds ago), but she's an evil sadistic biotch... so I just laugh and continue looking at brochures for extra abusive nursing homes.

Jaynie - congrats on the workout, build up gradually. And if it hurts, back off it for a while. I know you're gonna get cycling real soon!

Almeeker - I just can't get over your non-obeseness (is that a word? eh... who cares)... so inspirational.

HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEKEND EVERYONE! I dunno how active I'll be, but I'm sure I'll peep in a time or two.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by egmdobbs View Post
Not much going on here except Aunt Flo arrived today, early in fact. So feeling a bit crappy but loading up on unsweetened iced tea to keep the bloat down and the fatigue away. I don't have any terribly exciting plans for the weekend, but I will be helping my husband with a work event - planting hundreds of sprouts from his greenhouse in the nursery (he's an ecologist that manages a 700-acre wetland). So that should burn some calories, and I have a healthy dinner planned for Sunday to cook out over our new open fire oven in our backyard. Looking forward to staying on track, since I'm only about 2 pounds away from the next decade!
Sorry - I sent our favorite Auntie packing today, and that witch went straight to your house - evilness. I am sending BIG decade vibes your way girlfriend!
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:51 AM
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Blackrhino and dobbs, I appreciate the support. To be honest, I don't know what I want. I had a female fellow vet that I used to hang with, but she passed away last August and her husband didn't even tell me he had put her in a nursing home. She had diabetes and a host of other problems. Her sister emailed me that she had died and said she had gone from about 230 something in February when I had last seen her to 108 pounds. There's more to the story but I won't go into it.

I do have friends back East and we are very close--army buddies of which are a couple that are also retired mastersergeants and my dear friend, whom I call my sister, who is also retired from the military. The idea of belonging to an action group or committee sounds wonderful but I have problems with commitments as I have alluded to before especially when in group situations. I am praying and hoping that I don't peter out in this forum. I guess you could say that I am toward the extravert side of being an intravert. I prefer alone activities and it is not that I am so much lonely as I am not wanting to bother my children too much and sometimes since they are so mature and responsible, I kind of forget to whom I am talking and I have to back up and regroup. There is a communtiy activity paper that comes out each season and I always say I am going to sign up for this or that, but I don't. I joined curves a few years ago, not just to lose weight, but to get out of the house and meet people. That lasted about six months. I just am a loner kind of person. All of my hobbies are one person type hobbies. But , I guess I would like someone that I could laugh with and reminisce about the old days for awhile: however, the one thing I miss is just dancing. I danced with my son at his wedding and it was wonderful. The song lasted forever and I was laughing at that and crying with joy at the same time. It was a Celine Dion song I had picked. I can't remember the name of it, but boy was it long. I also miss comedy clubs and going to a club and listening to jazz. I want a social life, but I want my parameters on it. Bother me when I want to be bothered and definitely never, ever show up unannounced.

I guess what I really want is a female friend and a male friend and really nothing more than that. You all talk about Aunt Flo, hmph, the thought of well you know, is not really all that appealing to me anymore. And that is what I was getting at with the cooking and all that comes with it--expectations..

It'll work out though; I have faith in that, either way. I'm not in a church right now because I am still looking for the one that feels like home. I have my pets; they keep me company. I am not sad and not really lonely but I know I should for my health be more paticipatory in some type of social life. Social people supposedly live longer--probably because they are supposedly happier--and I would like to be around to see my great grand-children.

You ladies are so nice to indulge me and I appreciate it. And I know the intravert part is probably hard to believe since I blab so much on here, but I find you ladies so accomodating and willing to listen to my going ons and I know you realize that I am out here on the W coast with no family except for one of my children who lives an hour and a half away. I see him every couple months, so I am OK.

So enough of this train of thought. I have two whole days this week that I was at my calories. I am hoping for a good weigh-in on Monday as I had put back on some of my weight and you know I had that other problem. I had tried hot prunes the other day to no avail. Well after taking OTC, today I made some more prunes and put them in my bullet with some of that wood Fiber One and drank that hot. You talk about going. Felt so gooooood. OK, that is it, when you talk about movement, when I was younger, I thought that was a definite sign of being old.

Erinn, my heart goes out to you about your mom. I hope you don't let that poison be toxic to you. That is an inner problem on her part. Makes me wonder what childhood was like for you and how it is related to your start weight. Not saying that it is but it is something to think about. Thanks for the encouragement about the exercise. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't do a mile, but I did put all that I had into it. I usually just lift my feet a little when starting out.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:25 PM
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enjoying catching up with everyone- so many of you hve some great successes posted- I'm hoping it is contagious lol

dobbs- reach for the next decade- I usually get extra motivated when I'm with a pound or two - it's like you can almost see yourself there

skinny- fantastic job and great attitude about your less that enthusiastic mom, remember you are doing this for yourself and that's what matters, but you really made me laugh-

jay- love reading your posts and great job on getting back to the exercise, even if you can't do alot to start with, it will happen.

very good weekend so far, went grocery shopping this morning and got lots of healthy fruits & veggies for the week. I dropped another two pounds and am so happy, life seems good now. the weight seems to be melting away with this heat- have kept my water up and really trying to make healthy choices.

hope everyone is having a great weekend.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:37 PM
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Hi all! Feeling pretty good today, the cough is mostly gone. I was bad and had birthday cake, and now my oldest's birthday is tomorrow. But for the most part I've been able to build cake into the calorie plan and will tomorrow as well.

MOnday is my "get back on the treadmill" day. I didn't go at all last week because I was so sick and now that I'm feeling good, I'm really looking forward to it.

I'm also thinking it's time to change things up a bit. We have the Wii Fit Plus, I also have a couple of yoga DVD's. In addition, I need to replace my medium sized ball and I have a really good strenght/cardio DVD for that. So it's time to do some different stuff in the mornings. 4:30 is going to come early tomorrow morning though!!!

Sounds like everyone is still trucking along for the most part. Keep up the great work ladies! I hope that everyone had a great weekend and that you all have a great week!!!
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:36 AM
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Hey ladies, just logging and checking in. We came back from the in-laws early in the day and I went straight out to the garden, only to discover that I needed to pick a crazy amount of strawberries and that my nephew backed over a whole row of potatoes with a manure spreader and tractor - repeatedly apparently with my dad's permission. I understand that mom has already peeled a strip or two off dad, which is a good thing cause then I don't have to. If that is all confusing, let me clarify, mom and I share a garden (two actually). It's at their house, since DH and I own a whole 1/3 acre in town. Mom works full time so she loves it that I can come over and get it planted and keep it weeded. All in all it's a good arrangement provided we can keep dad and his equipment and cows out of the garden. Last year he put the rototiller through the beets. The year before his cows got out and ate maybe 1/3 of the corn patch.

Sounds like most of you are on the mend and looking forward to a good week. I'll be back on in the morning to salute all of you, but right now I have to go as the muscle relaxant I'm taking for the shoulder is going to put me belly up in 10-15. G'night.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:07 PM
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Hope everyone had a good weekend. The most exciting thing for me is that my microwave died. I don't know what it is about them, but I kill one about every three years. Oh, and the foundation has been pored for the new addition. I actually took my walker, because I have trouble walking on uneven ground and it is groved out there from them driving on it, to see what it looked like. Feels like I am getting a whole new house and will soon--in a couple of months--be able to stop being holed up in the livingroom as my totally all purpose area.

Had a gain this week, but that is all right. I am still in the tweaking phase of this eating program. However, the good news is that I was up even more when my son and I weighed ourselves so I actually show a 1.8 loss with him, but I know that he probably has lost much more than that.
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