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    Can't stand it when I find those new pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Thought you might like some humor.
    Socks must be the reason I always weigh more at the doctor's office!
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    The LQS is trying to kill me. I am trying to use up my stash. I got an email from them today of 2 new fabric lines they just got in. I want it all. Zanadu by Evelyn Mowder for P&B textiles and palindromes by Paula Nadelstern. Oh my they are so gorgeous. Heading there shortly. I hope I can control myself.

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    I was at the doctor today and was up 11 lbs in 2 weeks since having to take predisone. UGH I am feeling it in all my joints, very painful. I am working on taking that weight off and more I want to win these beautiful batiks. I will take a picture of them and try to post them tomorrow.
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    Oh Cindy prednisone is so not fun. And definitely not fun to watch all those lovely fabrics arrive and then have to mail them away lol.

    We finally had a beautiful day today, temperature in the 50's and I had so much planned. Never make plans, it is asking for trouble. I spent the entire day sitting in the ER with my dad. He lives in an independent living facility (has Alzheimer's) and had an irrational, and violent, episode. So their policy is to transport them to the ER and make sure nothing physical has happened. They took blood, did a chest xray, did an EKG and a CT scan but found nothing wrong. Hopefully it was just an isolated incident. He was calm and cooperative the whole day while we were there fortunately. But now I am paying for all those hours in a hard chair.
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    QuilterMomma - THAT'S my problem!! The socks. I'll remember to take them off next time.

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    The picture reminds me of when I joined WW one time. I didn't have much to lose and set my target weight too low, but being stubborn I was determined to make it, not reset it. When I got close and couldn't lose the last pound, I cut my hair and wore absolutely nothing but a sundress - dark colored, of course. I made goal that night and reset my goal to 7 pounds heavier. Now my goal is my 'old' starting weight.

    I lost a pound yesterday- mostly because I was working too much to worry about food and my pantry is blocked so I couldn't get to the cookies, my freezer was covered in paint cans so I couldn't get to the ice cream, etc.

    Last Monday, the kitchen and laundry room flooded again. What??? That's a new water softener!! My son called it - he said to tell my repairman not to buy any new hoses just because it seemed to have something to do with the hoses - "Your drain is frozen" Yup. Trouble is many gallons of water ruined part of the new flooring. 27 degrees below weather is hard on incoming and out going water lines. I won't complain - many people have no water and won't have until the frost is out of the ground. It's down over 70" in some areas. John and I will get this figured out. Just waiting for the sub floor to dry - I can't put a diesel fueled heater under my house. Too scary. In the mean time, I can paint the parts of the kitchen I can get to and the family room furniture goes back tomorrow - Yoohoo!!!

    I also am revising my black and red quilt and I want to get that settled before I pack it up.

    laurieio, massages are not in my budget, but neither is having this torn rotator cuff turn into a frozen shoulder (again). Thank goodness for b'day money - and a lot of children.

    I AM losing weight and getting healthier.
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    Boy I thought our weather was bad, but frost down to 70" is scary! Why is it that home renovations/repairs never go smoothly? Health care is definitely a juggling act anymore.
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    I think every town in the county is on a run water rule. I heard of several people tonight whose wells are frozen and need to be replaced, but, of course, no well digger can do anything until spring. I repeat: having to replace a section of floor covering is no big deal. I am just so tired of living in a mess, but I will survive.

    Tired with sore legs tonight and I have to get the family room ready for furniture. Walking the dogs was not fun - I took them downtown thinking the merchants would have the sidewalks cleared - NOT! I hadn't used the new crosswalks yet. My skittish dog was not impressed when a monotone male voice kept saying, "Wait." Both dogs know that command so they froze, but Lily kept looking around to see who was speaking. Moira didn't care - she just planted her little butt and waited.

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    Judy, sorry to hear about the water damage. I know what you are going through. Been there 3 times.
    Frozen water pipes have been a huge problem here, too. In town especially. Seems like the problems in the country (where I live) is people in split level homes where maybe their pipes aren't as deep in the ground. I live in a 2 story and we haven't had a problem.
    Just listening to the Today Show about the missing plane. First "news" I have heard about it. Just heard the headline while in France.
    We had a great time on our trip. Saw all the major sights and walked many, many miles. In fact, my thighs and butt have much less jiggle. Woohoo! I may have ended up losing weight. Have to wait a couple of days to tell. I forced myself to stay up until 8 pm last night and slept until 7:15. Hoping for no jet lag symptoms. It is a myth about smaller food portions in France. Just as big as here.
    Looks like we still have 2-3 feet of snow in our yard. High of 46 today might take it down and inch or two. Another storm coming in tonight. Oh boy.

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    Oh goodness you poor folks here. We have lots of rain today with a 40 degree high which is so nice. It is not to actually "freeze", but if it does, we are in a hill of ants for driving in the am. Thank you all for the well wishes on me winning last month incase you did not get my thank you. This month's goal is 13 pounds. One of my dd will be exercising with me and keeping me on track. I think it can be done if I do increase the physical movement. That seems to be my key to loosing even though I would rather quilt. It is getting down to the wire on graduation. So many little things to get done. Working on getting the head out of the clouds and down to earth to make progress. At least DH is painting some of the house. Glad I don't have flood damage to repair, just painting to get done and moving furniture and cable. Oh boy, so much fun for sure.
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    Glad to hear your trip went will Pam. I would love to see a few pics. We had a beautiful day on Friday and I spent the whole day in the ER with my dad. Then yesterday and especially today we had beautiful weather and I spent it sick as a dog. Now tomorrow we are supposed to get a winter storm.
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    I would love to show you my France pics but I took them with my regular camera and it is a pain to reduce the size of each one to post on here. I have them on facebook. Are you on there? If you pm me your info I will friend you. The last time I posted a link here to my fb pics they were taken down. I guess that is not allowed. I really don't see why.

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    Here's a great, healthy way to make popcorn.

    Did you know that popcorn is considered a whole grain? Yup, because you eat the entire corn kernel, outer bran and all, popcorn fits the definition of a whole grain. "Naked" (air-popped) popcorn is a high-volume, super low-cal snack. Each cup provides more than a gram of fiber and just 30 calories. If you don't have an air popper, don't feel the need to go out and buy one. Just toss two tablespoons of kernels into a paper lunch bag, mist with cooking spray, fold the bag over twice to seal, and give it a good shake. Pop it in the microwave for about 90 seconds on high (watch and listen closely, and stop when you don't hear any popping for a couple of seconds) and — voilá! You have air-popped popcorn!


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    Oh Judy, sorry about your mess. I hope you get it cleaned up soon. Not that I am a clean freak but I hate having the house all torn up. Pam the trip sounds wonderful. Glad you had a good time.
    I had a Dr appointment today, just a regular checkup. I was sure my blood pressure would be high.It is usually borderline high. It was the lowest it has been in ages. One of my kids was awful. We spent part of the afternoon in the principals office because he told a girl he was going to kill her mom and her grandma. He got 2 days recess and lunch detention. He was rotten most of the day. The other 2 are just so ADD it is awful. Their parents just refuse to see it. They can't even sit in a chair.
    I made an egg dish for dinner that was really good. Healthy too. I found it on Pintrest. Not sure my DH would eat it. I put some spinach in a casserole, top it with sliced avocado, laughing cow cheese, an egg and more cheese. Bacon is optional. You put 1 tbsp of half and half on it and bake at 400 for 20 minutes. LOts of veggies, delicious.

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    That egg dish sounds good. Will have to try it.
    All the different dieting info gets so confusing. With WW they promote using FF cheese and FF salad dressing and some other things I can't think of right now. On The Doctors they said never to use FF cheese and FF salad dressing and probably the other things too. Who are you supposed to listen to?
    I need to buy a new cars seat for Allie. Boy is that confusing. So many to choose from. I have 30% off at Kohl's so thought I would order online. Went on Amazon to read reviews to help figure out what to buy. Ugh! So many different opinions. You can spend anywhere between $39 and $420. That's a big difference!

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    My dear MIL became ill and passed suddenly last week. Needless to say, I'm not paying any attention on what I'm eating, just that we all have food. My family has been great, bringing us meals and offers of help. I'll get back to normal after the service on Friday. I've missed two weeks at yoga and feel my back stiffening up. Need to get back to that as well as the gym.

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    Sorry to hear about your MIL, Cindy. Have you ever thought about getting a yoga dvd and doing it from home? I know it wouldn't be as good as doing it with an instructor but at least you could do it whenever you want. I bought one at Aldi's for $4 and it is pretty good. I am hoping if I do this on a regular basis I can lessen my need for massages and chiropractic visits.

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    Sorry to hear about your MIL Cindy, sending you lots of hugs.

    Well my view outside has turned white again, sigh. Winter seems so long this year and it isn't even done yet. I really want to get outside and walk, but not while it is icy. Walking seems to be the only exercise I stick with very well, but not this winter.

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    Cindy so sorry to hear about your MIL. Sending hugs and prayers your way. Laurijo I agree I have no idea any more what is supposed to be healthy and what isn't. I know on some things when you take out the fat they are often replaced with sugars. I actually prefer some FF things to the real thing. We actually like FF sour cream and half and half better and some others too. Some are just gross.
    I spent 2 hours in meetings after school today discussing one of my students. I am pretty sure he will be suspended for 3 days. He told someone he was going to kill her mom and grandma yesterday While serving his recess and lunch detention he was awful. The principal chewed him out again. He was sent back to class and was awful again. He looks at you and grins then does something he knows is wrong. The principal hesitates to suspend him because that means he will probably spend the next 3 days at dads where there aren't any rules at all.
    The weather here is crazy. It was 72 degrees yesterday. Today it is snowing and tomorrow morning it is supposed to be 10. No wonder my sinuses hurt.
    We are going to do the biggest loser at work. I had better start behaving. Besides I want the batiks!
    Pat

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    I didn't even get dressed today, I knew I wasn't going anywhere. With my balance issues I worry a lot about falling. Especially since when I fall I tend to break things. I actually sent DS's friend out to check the mail when he arrived because I thought there might be batiks in my mailbox. And there were! The layer cake swap last month was batiks, so I received a lovely pile (but would love to add those FQs to the pile)!

    I am convinced that the best eating habit for our health is too avoid the processed stuff as much as possible. So I don't eat any diet foods, or low-fat or fat-free. I think it is much healthier to just eat less of the real stuff. I don't always have the willpower to eat small enough portions, but I still feel that is better than eating the fake stuff. Since I also have to eat gluten free my diet is now mostly real basic food. Now to get those portion sizes under control.

    Pat doesn't it seem crazy to send the kids home for suspension. That's usually where they learned all their bad behaviour in the first place. Too bad there isn't a good way to do in-school suspension so the kids would be in a controlled environment instead of at home playing video games. I was so fortunate when I worked at my son's elementary school, none of the kids I worked with were poorly behaved. But then I wasn't in the regular classroom. I was running the reading mentoring program so we were working one-on-one and the kids loved the attention.
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    My condolences, Cindy. Unexpected passings are difficult. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

    I don't do fat free, but prefer low fat to whole fat with the exception of butter - leave my butter alone.

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    Thanks for all the support, everyone. We have two sessions of viewing/wake today. My husband's family is large, so it can still be a bit overwhelming for me, but they've really done a nice job of supporting each other and working together to make all the arrangements. Having said that, I have NOT been paying attention to what I'm eating at all. Once everything is over I'll get back on the wagon.

    Pam, yes, I've thought about getting a yoga dvd. I'll have to do a lot more than think about it, though. Right now my back is quite sore but I'm so unmotivated I probably won't get down in the floor and stretch. I just put a pot of coffee on. Maybe after I wake up I'll be more responsible and do it. I took today and tomorrow off work. They're going to be long days so I really should stretch out now while I have the chance.

    My son is going for a run. It's cold and windy here. It was so windy overnight I thought the house was going to blow over!!

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    Cindy I am in the same place in that I've thought about a yoga dvd. In our small house I would have to rearrange furniture to be able to do any kind of exercise in front of the tv. Actually I might have to get rid of furniture!
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    COndolences as well Cindy.
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