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    Lynne, I can't imagine going through all you are going through. And your poor parents with no ac in that Texas heat. I will keep praying for your whole family. Can you remind us of what happened to your son? I remember someone's son fell down the stairs and then it was learned later that he had a heart problem. Is that your son? With all the people who come and go in this group, it's hard to keep people and their stories straight.
    We drove my son to the Minneapolis airport this morning. He is on his way back to China. For his last dinner here I bought corn on the cob, fresh green beans and cucumbers. That was all pretty healthy until we added the brats, burgers and hotdogs and then the Scotcheroos he wanted for dessert. We will see him again in October when we go to China for his wedding.
    I haven't been walking much lately. It's so easy to come up with an excuse not to. Hopefully the weather will cool off and my friend's pinched nerve will be better so we can encourage each other to go again.
    Welcome back, Cindy!

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    I feel like I've been away forever! My quilting group organized a quilt show and camp, and that's been taking up a lot of time. It was a great success, by the way. Plus I'm planning my wedding for October 10 - but not in China! Add in working 2 days a week and sorting and packing for a move. I still find time to eat, though, but it hasn't been the healthiest menu I'm afraid. I had my annual physical last week. My blood pressure was up, my lipids are up, and my blood sugar is up - NOT good. Time to get serious about this weight business!

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    I am glad to be back. I need the extra motivation to get moving. Big downfall is the very high temps here is Dallas. this past week we have been over 100, and they next week is going to be worse. I am also doing my best not to be an emotional eater this month. The end of the month, will be the 1 yr anniversary of my dad's death. Mom is already having a hard time. This next week we will have some of his family in town visiting.

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    Lynne you had better talk to you doctor to see the correct way to stop your Vicodin. I am sorry to hear you still have so much pain. I had surgery on the right knee but my left hip bothers me some. They told me in PT it would take a while since i walked wrong for so long and now I walk correctly. It is only a little bit sore, if it gets worse I am supposed to come in. What did the doctor say about it?
    I have been craving McDonald. So today I worked it into my day. I knew dinner was really low calorie so I bought it for lunch. A double hamburger. It was nasty, I took a bite and threw it away. I guess it wasn't as yummy as I remembered.
    I am babysitting my SIL dog. She has been dealing with severe depression for several years. She attempted suicide last week. Luckily my brother went home from work when she didn't answer. She is now in a treatment facility. Hopefully this will help her. SHe had been doing the best she has been in years. She could use some prayers. The dog is her precious baby and he misses her. We walked about 2 miles this morning.

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    Hello Beautiful People!

    I want to thank everyone for your prayers. My parents STILL do not have a/c. They have had 55 days of +100 days. When DD talked to Sears in an attempt to convey the dangers of an elderly couple in triple digit heat for weeks without end, they put them on the schedule for Sep 1 and on the list to move up in the event of a cancellation. This is NOT the same Sears that my daddy worked for when I was little. This will cost them more than that new unit ever will because of the bad PR. My dad is a retired minister from a big church and they all know what is happening. And of course, I'll NEVER step in their store again.

    Pam, I don't know if I've ever talked about Josh's problems. He had a nasty bike wreck last September, messing up his elbow - requiring surgery to repair. The entire incident revealed much deeper issues that he had been suffering with since middle school, with a life-long diagnosis that we did not learn of until February; so severe that it qualifies him for special status at the Univ of Texas. He sees a doctor now who monitors him closely with monthly appointments and blood levels affected by his medication. Sadly, he lost several friends over this, and his girlfriend of 5 years - which compounded the problem. I am praying this new school year sees him opening up and making new friends and getting more involved with groups.

    Cindy, I feel for you in the heat. We are hot, but without your heat indexes. I think we hit 107 yesterday, but the heat index was only (ONLY!) 105.

    Pat, I am glad that your SIL is getting the care she needs. All this mental illness in our world breaks my heart. It is everywhere and no one seems to know how to deal with it. Lord help you if the police show up. And my doctor tells me to take my meds when I feel I need them, but he also wants me off them before my 6 month mark. I am @ the 9 week mark. I am noticing that when I take a full dose every 6 hours, I feel yucky. I have started taking half doses during the day, and a full dose at bedtime - since that is when I am really miserable. That seems to be working so far - I'm on day 3 of that dosage. Wouldn't say that I'm pain-free, but its manageable. My PT told me that the bursitis in my hips will take a long time to go away. She also gave me new exercises to help with that. She also thinks I will be discharged after 4 more sessions, but told me to continue these exercises for a year. My right knee was my first surgery, and it is also my weakest side. It is visibly more swollen than the left. I still wear my TED (not tent!) hose during the day and sometimes at night when my legs feel like they don't want anything to touch them.

    aaarrgh.............DH just walked in and handed me a York Peppermint patty. I wish he would finish the ice cream!
    Lynne
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    Lynne I swear DH are the worst diet sabotagers. Every time I try to behave myself he brings home ice cream, candy, etc things I have a hard time staying out of. When I bring it home for him I try to buy flavors that aren't my favorites. He also wants all of the healthy food made into unhealthy things. Fried zucchini, raspberries made into a fancy cake etc. My quilt guild anual potluck is tonight I made grilled veggies with some chicken in it. Hopefully I can stay out of most of the desserts. I just saw something that says if you really want something- take one bite of things and decide if it is worth it? If not throw the rest out, remember you don't have to finish it.

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    Meanmom the take one bite and th row it out does work. I just bought a donut and did that. Even th e one bite did not taste good. It is like my taste buds are super selective now.
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    I have a friend who was NOT a compulsive overeater who tried to teach me to take only three bites of anything high calorie. It didn't work. Three bites doesn't work for people like me. I have always admired her ability to do that, but couldn't join her. She also is able to do a full Zumba class - not Zumba Gold for people our age. More power to her. I'll stick with my yoga. Tough class for me tonight. Too many Warrior poses and with neurothapy, my balance isn't wonderful. I made it through I, II and reverse Warrior but modified on III.
    I am on day two of a restrictive diet (Whole30) for different reasons than weight loss and I want some crackers. I need to go find something to do away from the kitchen - that's where my computer is. I have a serger that needs repair and has to be functional by 9:30 tomorrow morning for quilt group so I know what I'd better start if I expect to get any sleep. It's 1:06 now.
    I did drop a couple of pounds overnight. I will make the 30 days, but may not lose weight in the end. You can still overeat without sugar, wheat, etc.

    I am getting healthier and losing weight.
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    I received 2 FQ from Crafty-kid today. Very Pretty. Judy I have a friend doing Whole 30 and she feels wonderful and has lost a bunch of weight. I plan on trying. Her DH is doing it too which helps. SHe said he does cheat whenever he is out but it is working for him too. We had our annual guild potluck last night and I admired her for doing so well. I did Ok. Only had a couple of bites of the desserts. Most weren't worth it. Judy before my knee surgery my balance wasnt too good. I either had a chair next to me or stood near the bar to hold on as needed. I have never had good balance.
    I am still babysitting my SIL dog. He has been barking at night so I put him in the garage, can't hear him in there. We went for a walk this morning. We walked 4 1/2 miles, I also added in a couple of hills. My 2 GS are here and they wanted to walk the doggie so I attached 2 leashes to him and let them hold one. They are 2 and 5 and I don't trust them to not let go. I already have 13,000 steps in at 3:00. The doggie is worn out, so is grandma. The boys also chased the doggie around the house.

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    The yoga has improved my balance by leaps and bounds - I no longer am in danger of falling over crossing open spaces like the kitchen - thank goodness for my big dog. She was so good about appearing from two rooms away just in time. Strange how they know. Standing poses may never be easy, but I will keep trying. I do use a chair for the tree pose, but not for warrior.

    The Whole30 diet is for another reason, but I won't be sad if weight loss is a side effect, at least for a while. Clean eating is never a bad idea. Not supposed to weigh yourself. I have weighed myself on the way to the bathtub for so long, I probably won't feel clean i f I don't. It isn't too restrictive for me as it doesn't cut fat. I was already gluten free, though apparently I was eating GF crackers in the evening. That's when I want some now.

    That's a lot of steps by 3:00. You deserve a nap if you can get the boys to hold still that long.

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    The poor doggie is exhausted. He is a shitsu I think. Very cute sweet dog. I am not a dog person. The poor doggie had to hide behind the recliner as the boys wanted to play with him and he was done. He did snap at them a couple of times but as far as I know he has never bit anyone. They just left at 9:15, they got here at 12. Poor Lucas almost refused to go out for his nightly business. He is going home tomorrow. We will probably walk again in the morning. My weight isn't budging much but my shorts are getting baggy. I guess that is better than the scale moving. It would sure be nice if the scale would move.

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    I am not sure who talked about planking. I finally got to looking it up.
    http://www.embracethejourneynow.com/exercise-2/plank/

    It looks good! I tried it for 20 seconds and will try it again tomorrow.
    My core/belly area is a major issue and it aggravates my back. Hopefully this will give some much needed muscle strength there.
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    Leanne, that is a lot going on at once for you. I will keep you in prayer.

    I only gained about 3 lbs while on vacation, but most of my clothes are so uncomfortable now!! I'm looking for a new yoga class that will be closer to home. Once I go back to work (school) I'll need a closer place. I just can't keep driving so far during the week, but definitely need the yoga for my back.

    Leanne, I'm up for a challenge. I think I'll try no eating after 8:00 pm.

    Hope everyone is having a good week.

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    The no eating after 8 is a good thing. Because of medication I am not supposed to eat after 8. Unfortunately it is hard because of social situations.
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    The heat and the humidity is tropical around here right now. I spend the most of the day inside keeping cool. I plan to get my walk in an hour, once it cools a bit more! I've been good at journaling and eating better, so that is a good thing. Glad you let me join in on the fun for the next two months!
    -Teri from Minne-sn*w-ta

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    I will never make it to a 2 minute plank. I am stuck at 45 seconds. But that is better than nothing. Eating has been ok, again my DH is my worst enemy on this. He brought home some apples from our tree and wanted a pie, which I made. I had a tiny piece and now that is gone. Now he wants our raspberries made into a roll up, with whipped cream. He is killing me. Oh and he has requested biscuits and gravy for breakfast tomorrow. He want all of the healthy food made into something unhealthy.
    I rode my bike 20 miles yesterday, then mowed the grass, I was so tired. I am heading out for a walk shortly before it gets too hot and humid. Then I have a bunch of jalapenos to freeze or something.
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    Teri, I have your same weather since I am only about 100 miles away. I HATE it. No walking for me in this heat and humidity.
    Pat, my hubby is bad for my diet too. Maybe not as bad as yours though. I can't think of one time he asked me to bake something or cook something specific. He is just happy with anything I make since his mother is such a lousy cook. LOL
    The quilt I am making for my new GS is turning out so cute. Just needs the border then I can start on the quilting.

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    Same weather here during the day, but about 9:00 it cools off enough to go walking. Last night we just arrived at the lake when a lot of lightening rolled in. I turned around because I have no desire to be the tallest thing in the area.

    Pat, I just tried my first timed plank. I set the timer for 1 minute - I could have gone longer, but couldn't reset the timer one handed. You must have a kinder yoga instructor than mine. I'll try again later.

    I haven't lost any weight, but I like this food plan now that over I'm wanting some crunch (crackers) in the evening.

    I have no energy for quilting the quilt on the machine. I don't like the batting, but there are too many stitches in it to start over. Next is following the branches in the tree. I'd rather freehand than have to stay on a line, but it needs to be done that way. I have a jellyroll race on the other machine that's not for me. The church bazaar is coming up. My FQ is laying on the cutting table. I always have such a time deciding what to send.

    Keep on keepin' on, everyone.
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    I read through most everyone's notes, but don't have time to comment now. Frank had to see the doctor for Shingles on Wednesday, so I got on the scale after he got off. I haven't lost a pound, but I haven't gained either - I'm right where I was last time I weighed. Very discouraging. Frank has been having so many troubles lately that he hasn't been feeling up to using the pool, and he won't let me out there alone, so I blame the lack of swimming partly for no weight loss - I did real good last summer. O well, I still have half a month to go.

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    I have not eaten anything since dinner. That is big for me! I have a question about the 8 pm thing. Since I am always up until midnight-1 am or so, shouldn't I be able to eat a little later?
    I finished my quilt top for baby Jack tonight. Will try to post a pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    I have not eaten anything since dinner. That is big for me! I have a question about the 8 pm thing. Since I am always up until midnight-1 am or so, shouldn't I be able to eat a little later?
    I finished my quilt top for baby Jack tonight. Will try to post a pic.
    I am usually up late too but I still stop at 8 pm. I have another friend whom's doctor switched her meds from morning and evening too and she also lost weight because she can't eat after 8. I think as long as you stop eating about 4 hours before bed time.
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    Darling quilt! I love the colors - I have aqua and red fabric for a quilt for my playroom when I get to it.

    Where is everyone? Off having fun while I'm stuck in the house unless I want to get wet walking the dogs. I see a yoga video in my very near future - like 10 minutes from now. Thank goodness it's raining. My flowers and grass need it so badly.

    I made a mistake at dinner tonight. There is no dairy on the Whole30 diet and I had cheese on my burger at a local brewery. I need to gather up all the opened cheese packages and all the yogurt from the fridge and take it to my daughter's house. It won't be any good in 22 more days.

    Funhall2, shingles are such a nasty disease. I detached a retina during my last bout. Just curious - did your husband have the vaccine?

    Off to fold clothes and do some more stitching on the tree in my quilt. Have a good evening.

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    Judy, what are all the no-no's in the whole30? I'm thinking dairy, sugar, sugar substitute, grains, processed food. Anything else?

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    Pam...Cute baby quilt...I love that the triangles are moveable!!!! That is something I haven't done ...yet! The cooler weather has arrived and it feels wonderful! I've been drinking tons more water and my pants (jeans) are feeling more comfortable. I can't wait to see the scale at the end of this month!
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    Pam there is a Whole 30 website that explains the rules. My friend has been on it for several months. SHe says she feels better than she has in years and no longer takes her arthritis meds. Her blood pressure is down and her DH and her have both lost weight. She says once you get used to it , it isn't hard to follow. she has learned to order in restaurants too. Some of the books are available at the library although you can follow it without the book. I started it but didn't complete it. I need to get back to it.
    I have been exercising more this month. I really enjoy bike riding and am not sure how I will get it in once school starts on Monday. I have been averaging about 60 miles a week since mid July. I have also been doing some walking but find it not as fun. My DH says I should ride my bike to school, it is a lot of uphill riding and there isn't a shower at school. That would be gross. There must be a muscle group in my legs I'm not working as hills and stairs are still a little bit off for me. I am trying to do more of both. I am so not ready for school to start and i have been off since April 27th. I seems like it was such a short summer.
    My DD called on Saturday. Her boyfriend is living with us right now as he starts a new job tomorrow here in town. He is looking for an apartment. She is living in Tallahassee Fl and doesn't really like the area. SHe will be moving back here to get a job at the end of September. I will be glad to have all of my kids back in the area for the first time in years.

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