August weight loss

Old 08-24-2015, 01:56 PM
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I've been away too long. Got my son moved while having some yucky respiratory thing. Chest sounded gurgly so I saw dr who can't find anything, but my cough. Gave me some pills that made me feel worse than the sore throat. He told me I had a virus since I've had it for 2 weeks.

We've had one brief, cool day but we are back in the upper 90's. My parents still do not have a/c. My darling daughter bought them a room unit for night. They were mad, she insisted! They are still fighting with Sears; doesn't matter that 2 separate technicians have told them the unit needs replacing!

I started the month pretty good and have flat lined.

meanmom, I have my quarters packaged to send you. Will do that tomorrow when I go to PT. I totally forgot.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:17 PM
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Leann, you and I will be mailing together. I chose a blue, pressed it and need to cut it. Not rocket science. I'll do it on a break tonight when I'm aggravated with replacing zippers in two bicycle jerseys. I would do not it for most, but this is for a young man I tutored in the past.

I went to Bob Evans for an omelet tonight. The biscuits looked good - I haven't had one in 9 years, so why tonight? Hot chocolate at another table was appealing, too. That's one thing I did have to give up for the Whole30. Ah well, 16 more days.

I have a large area on the Fantasia quilt I don't know what to do with. Just do it, I guess. Who'll know whatever happens isn't what I intended? Only me.

Flatlined here, too, Leann. I think the next four pounds will be slow - not off by the 31th, for sure.

I am losing weight and getting healthier.
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:37 PM
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Leann and Irish I have also flatlined. I am trying to change things up a little bit to see if that helps. I am back to behaving for 3 days and them one day with a little bit of goodies. I have done well with this in the past. I really need to do the Whole 30. I am reading a book about it now.
I met my little kindergardener today. She had what for her is a good day. WOW! I am going to hate seeing a bad day. She told me I was mean, I really felt like saying thank you. SHe obviously is used to getting her own way and running the whole house. Hopefully I can do something with her. I have my notebook all ready to take notes on her behavior so we can document everything we have tried. They need a big paper trail on kids anymore to prove why they can't be on a regular classroom. Her file is already several inches thick. She will need a whole file drawer by the time she is a senior in high school. I have some ideas of how to handle her if the teacher will let me.
I only walked 7000 steps at school today I came home and made dinner quickly and went for a 15 mile bike ride. I bought some new capris to wear to work. My old ones are a disgrace. I bought 4 pairs and they all need hemming. Not sure why they make them so long, I am 5'6' not short. One pair just grazes my ankle bone, the other 3 need about 4 inches cut off. I also found a maxie dress on clearance for $7. I need to be sewn in the front so it doesn't gap open. I am heading up to the sewing room.
I will eat healthy food and lose weight!
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:17 PM
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"I also found a maxie dress on clearance for $7. I need to be sewn in the front so it doesn't gap open. I am heading up to the sewing room."
You do?? That will be painful. I'd rather sew the dress. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I agree on the capris. Those ankle pants just aren't for me because I don't wear cute sandals. Back from yoga. Other than a long series of warriors, J wasn't too hard on us. My balance was off tonight. "Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down." My children had Weebles 40 years ago. Now occasionally, their mother is one. Oh, well, much better than a year ago. Very few neurothapy symptoms these day. Nerves can regenerate!

While I'm picking on you, I like "I am" rather than "I will." "I will" denotes the future - "I am" is the present. I want to eat healthy and lose weight NOW.

I admire your ability to go for a bike ride as school opens. I remember those first few weeks as being very tiring. After I retired I substituted for both parapros and health aides. Students used to ask me if I was a mean sub. I told them I could be as nice as they'd let me be - it depended on their behavior. Or I could as mean as I needed to be - it was up to them. Worked quite well.

Every parent needs to read Gary Chapman's '5 Languages of Love for Children'. It's easier to deal with children if you know what makes them feel loved. I bought a copy for my son and DIL. Her daughter was very difficult, though not like your charge, and didn't respond to the normal ways we communicate love. It was very hard for my son grasp the concept that some children need to have gifts in other to think anyone loves them.

I made chop suey today, then gave it all away because it was too salty for me. It was really good except for that. The person I gave it to eats more salt than I do so it won't go to waste.
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:39 PM
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I haven't been going to yoga because it is a lot of time on my knees and kneeling was still difficult. The doctor said some people can't ever kneel on replaced knees. It is getting to wwhere I can kneel on it some. I will probably go back to yoga this winter. I don't have neuropathy but had trouble with some of the balance poses in yoga. One of my PT exercises is to stand on one foot for up to 1 minute. Since I have been doing it my balance is better.
My little kindergartener was in the principals office less than 30 minutes after she got there today. Another teacher came into the room and she threw a craoyon at her. We really should have been in the office 5 or 6 times today. At one point she was crawling down the hall barking and licked my leg, she threatened to bite me. I am keeping a notebook on her. This is supposed to be an 8 week trial period for her, not sure she will make it. Not sure the teacher has the patience for her. Luckily in my school district she is only there 1/2 days. My other student is autistic. I am neglecting him in the mornings because I can't even get to him. He was pretty off this afternoon.
No bike ride today. Stopped at the store on the way home and I already have 9000 steps in.
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:36 PM
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Happy to say that I finally got my Fitbit One hooked up to my IPhone, so now I really set to say good-bye to the weight I need to shed. I've had the Fitbit for years and have had a program with school with a pedometer, so I only wore the school one. Now that program at school is ending, so I am back to the Fitbit....and wow have things changed over the few years! I was able to download the app to my phone and I'm able to scan UPC code for calculating foods and such. I think this will be my ticket to getting back on the bandwagon....along with walking and water intake.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:42 AM
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Hello Everyone! Been quite busy. Today is the day my #6 grand baby will be born. They started to induce labor last night. I will be heading to hosp in a few minutes. It could be a long day. This is Megan's first little one. It is a girl! I think my eating will be a little "off" today.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:43 AM
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Congrats Gayle on a new precious one!

I am so excited - I am typing this from the computer that Daddy gave to my DD, DS nuked the drive & reinstalled the OS (Windows XP - believe it or not), and I've been working two WEEKS to get it to connect wirelessly. Finally happened! She will be so happy to have it.

On another good note, my parents are having a new a/c installed today. Thank everyone for your prayers!

meanmom, I did get my skinnies in the mail on Tuesday. Not sure I would have a winning chance, even if I fasted til months end.
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Pat, I can't imagine kneeling on a replaced knee, but then who would have guessed I can walk on feet that are a good precentage titanium and stainless steel. I made a little fleece pillow to use under my knee when all the weight is on one knee. Not problem, just need a little padding there at my age. Two knees down is no problem, but one alone needs the pad. Don't rush it - you have done so well and it really hasn't been that long.

Leann, fast until the end of the month?? Might help, but it's not going to happen. My FQ went out today. I went to he PO yesterday, but brought the FQ back home - somehow the postage would have been $2.54 and that's outrageous.

I am losing weight and getting healthier.
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:24 PM
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Teri what App do you have for fitbit. Mine doesn't have a UPC scan feature. Gayle congratulations on the new granddaughter. I hope everything is going ok. Judy I have been meaning to ask you how your feet were doing. It sounds like you do quite a bit of walking with the dogs. Hope they are doing well. I know you hd a pretty big surgery a while ago.
It is 4 months toady since i had my knee replaced. It is doing really, really well. I wish I had had the surgery sooner. I can do pretty much anything I want. The only thing that holds me back is the fact that I am out of shape. Most of my walking and bike riding is on level ground as the bike path runs along the river. I have been trying to add some hills into things. There is a decent sized hill that I try to walk up and down twice on the way home from my walk. I usually drive to the bike path when I walk. It gets stiff if I sit around too much (old age?) and is a little bit weak on stairs and hills.
OMG they have had cake or some treat every day so far at school. Tomorrow they are all going to BW3's after work. I'm not sure if they are going for just drinks or dinner. I am slowly learning some of the names in the building, there are a lot of people some I rarely see. The building is really long and skinny so it is a lot of walking. My kindergardener was absent today, I was told when they talk to mom about her behavior she is often absent the next day. A little boy in the class made sure I had plenty to do.
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