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Old 11-22-2012, 01:29 PM   #1216
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Happy Thanksgiving All

Great 5K time Meg WOW!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:49 PM   #1217
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Happy thanksgiving to you all!

Lisa - happy Thursday! (This made me laugh out loud when I read it!)

So much to comment on, so much to say, but this is for another day!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:12 PM   #1218
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Hi to everyone!

I'm sick with the flu. And it's HEAVENLY outside. SO frustrating. Like 60 and sunny. And tomorrow is 50 and then straight down to 30 something.

Crap!

So no WW for me today - what a beautiful thing to come out of the awful flu!!!!

I made sure I ate so that I wouldn't weigh in here but honestly feels somewhere around a maintain either small gain or small loss.

I think I'll be holding steady for a bit. One I eat tons of almonds. I've been putting in 6 - when I do track - it's 2.

And I think I'm at the point where I don't care about losing as much. Am I at goal? Nope. But at that place where I feel fine. So good and bad in that thought.

Plus, I am a person who forever checks if I can do anything for life. And I'm starting to feel like I need to be more loose.

Now that's a line.

I have no idea why I just wrote a novel about nada.

Hope you're all having a great day.

I will catch up later but Megan - happy to hear that's she's doing okay. And Liz - must be hard day for you but happy you're all together with your family.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #1219
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Hi to everyone!

I'm sick with the flu. And it's HEAVENLY outside. SO frustrating. Like 60 and sunny. And tomorrow is 50 and then straight down to 30 something.

Crap!

So no WW for me today - what a beautiful thing to come out of the awful flu!!!!

I made sure I ate so that I wouldn't weigh in here but honestly feels somewhere around a maintain either small gain or small loss.

I think I'll be holding steady for a bit. One I eat tons of almonds. I've been putting in 6 - when I do track - it's 2.

And I think I'm at the point where I don't care about losing as much. Am I at goal? Nope. But at that place where I feel fine. So good and bad in that thought.

Plus, I am a person who forever checks if I can do anything for life. And I'm starting to feel like I need to be more loose.

Now that's a line.

I have no idea why I just wrote a novel about nada.

Hope you're all having a great day.

I will catch up later but Megan - happy to hear that's she's doing okay. And Liz - must be hard day for you but happy you're all together with your family.
so sorry your ill Lisa.. Get Well Fast!.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:57 AM   #1220
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Hi ladies!

Its been crazy with lots of events this weekend and last minute things for my sisters wedding. We leave Thursday morning for WDW!!!


Good thing I've started packing... oh wait nope I haven't even thought about that. Well maybe tonight after bootcamp.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #1221
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Hi ladies!

Its been crazy with lots of events this weekend and last minute things for my sisters wedding. We leave Thursday morning for WDW!!!


Good thing I've started packing... oh wait nope I haven't even thought about that. Well maybe tonight after bootcamp.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Have a great time Meg. I can't wait to hear all about it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:23 PM   #1222
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Hi ladies!

Its been crazy with lots of events this weekend and last minute things for my sisters wedding. We leave Thursday morning for WDW!!!

Good thing I've started packing... oh wait nope I haven't even thought about that. Well maybe tonight after bootcamp.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Meg - have a fantastic time! It's come around so quickly, I can't wait to hear all about it!
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #1223
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I'm down 2.7.

I've left WW. Decided/left last week. So this loss means a lot even though I changed nada.

EDIT: I rambled on with the reasons but this is what made it easier:
* I realized I wasn't tracking for that many days a week and haven't at all in weeks and don't want to - so WW $ became harder to swallow with that
*but the biggest reason was my leader literally disappeared - we weren't given much information on return and couldn't stand the replacement (a talker who I could tell doesn't really listen - pretends he does - but doesn't and since I'm very open that no one is black and white I believe it's a sign that I'm not thrilled) - and WW changed the online meeting info to his name yet we were being told temporary for quite a few weeks

Think it's a great program nonetheless. Absolutely. Might go back when I think I'm just over 10 pounds to goal. And grateful for everything that I've learned. Will miss plugging my weight into etools. LOVED that. Love the dancing stars. Like I'm 45 going on 5.

But I have a real problem with never going over two pounds of goal. That's irrational and insane for certain bodies. Two pounds is nothing on me when I'm looking to maintain over time. Nada. Could be lack of friggin' digestion. And thin/average people go up and down in small increments all the time. They just don't fly around and way up. Kelly isn't UK WW five pounds? Or am I wrong?

Anyway, absolutely grateful for it. I'm almost another 20 down. And made me walk so much more. Going to have to find a substitute for that walk. But don't feel sad to leave - I think the leader issue is a biggie.

So here I will weigh in every two weeks. 15th and 30th. December I'm only going to do 15th. Honestly, December I only want a maintain. I think that's rational.

Have to run. Will catch up. MEGAN! You've left. I'm so sorry I wasn't able to say "congratulations to your sister - and have a wonderful time!". Lovely. Can't wait to hear.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #1224
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Kelly! Couldn't sleep last night and watched The Borgias finale on demand in the middle of the night. I can't believe it's over already. I didn't get it on my basic cable channels so yeah for on demand!

Tell me if you're all caught up. OMGoodness so much to say but don't want to talk if you're not.

Did you catch that I can't decide whether I want to sleep with Rodrigo Borgia or Jeremy Irons?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:32 PM   #1225
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Lisa!! I don't know what happened to my post! It went something like:

Yes! I'm up to date with The Borgias, I can't wait for the next series! And weirdly, I know what you mean about Rodrigo/Jeremy!

WW in the UK - 5lbs either way. I don't understand 2lbs? With the way my weight goes up and down, 2lbs could just be a big lunch!

Much to say, so little time! I've been a terrible goddess, but I WILL be back!

Hope everyone has a great day!
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #1226
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Hi Ladies!

Can I have permanent thread bankruptcy? Can we assume I am disabled in some way, and need special accommodations? An IEP for the thread?

Yes, yes, I am in social work school and this is now my idea of a funny joke! Hilarious to me. SAD, i know.

I have a 15 page research paper due Tuesday and I have to go to an all day training for work tomorrow, so I am royally screwed. I somehow missed the "research" part of it and thought my nimble fingers and quick wit could carry me through the writing. Alas, no. Heading off to the library. And another one tomorrow. Now that I know I need tons of references and I found them, I have to gather them like nuts. Like that poor prehistoric squirrel in the Ice Age movie. That's me.

In other news, I am obsessed once more by Twilight. My house is a dirty mess. And I am going to post that freaking TR this weekend, during my sanity breaks!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:46 PM   #1227
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Ah, remember when I threatened to post my TR and everyone left? Well, tough, ladies here you GO!

The details:
Peeps: Me, and my adult BFF Jodi.
Days: Friday, Oct 12th until Sunday, Oct 14th.
Lodging/Tickets/Plans: Two nights in the HRH, 3 days, 2 days of park passes, no real plan.
Travel Agent: Our own Amiee!!!

Background:

Jodi is in charge of this HUGE annual event in Oct. Like 500 people, tons of vendors, fashion shows, etc etc. Her magazine sponsors it. So this big party was Thursday night. It is 5pm to 9pm, but she is there all day setting up and all night cleaning up, and then the colleagues that didn't do any work want to go out! She had dinner after and drinks with the 22 year olds and a result didn't get to bed until 2:30. Woke up at 5am to pick me up at 6:15. Ugh for her.

I had left the party early - a first for me with ANY party - and gone to bed at 9:30 and woke up at 4:30 to pack. Another first - I wasn't packed DAYS before. But I was happy and perky! But I kept quiet because I wanted to live.

Airport, plane, Orlando. Standard stuff. It's kind of stunning to me how normal it feels to be landing in Orlando. I know that airport about as well as I do Newark and that's just weird. I guess it's all the recent trips in the recent years.

We go find the Mears shuttle. At first the lady doesn't know how to look us up. Then she finds us. We go to the spot outside and they give us a beeper. We change into shorts and in about 10 mins a van shows up and our beeper goes off. Easy. Jodi sits up front because she gets car sick (make note of this) and chats with the driver about beer and BBQ. He's from St. Louis and into both.

The driver is nice and gives all of us the lay of the universal land. Just basically talks and tells us things of interest or places he likes. We are the 3rd stop.

Hard Rock Hotel. I'll give my overall impressions. Nice lobby. Love the music piped in everywhere. Rock music that's my thing. I'm singing along all the time. Nice check in guy. Passes not on our room- we turn to each other and say "nld" which is Not Like Disney. We discuss this lack of one card to rule them all with the check in guy.

We get our express passes at a machine in the lobby (it takes a really weird pic of you! We look like zombies) and head to another to get our park passes. Then we drop the luggage and go to the Kitchen to eat. That's the name of the restaurant .

We sit outside and instantly order a lot of food. I kind of feel like John and Kevin doing a restaurant review. (Podcast) Everyone raves about this place. Front desk guy included. I thought it was okay. The fries were hot and good. The jerk chicken wings were yummy. My sandwich and Jodi's were not good. Not awful but not tasty at all. We ate because we were starving. She actually turned to me and said "how is your food?" Which she never ever does. It was disappointing. But the setting was very pretty and we were full.

After that we walked to the boat that would take us to the parks and city walk. A very short and refreshing boat ride and guess what? Music on the boat! Rock on.

We exit that lovely and refreshing boat and head to Universal Studios. Its about 2:30pm now. We head towards the first thing we see, minions! If you love minions you will love this. I liked it. I didn't love it. It's a motion ride. Like Soarin. But there are outside focal points. If you ever get motion sick, those matter.

We end up in the gift shop. Universal dumps you out into a gift shop for everything! More so than Disney. This is okay because we like to shop. Jodi sees many things she wants. She is into minions.

After some looking we keep moving. We do Twister. Then revenge of the mummy. Twister has a long pre show and is nicely non challenging. Entertaining. Revenge of the mummy is more intense than I expected and shorter. Nice but so far I didn't love love love an attraction.

We miss blues brothers and instead go to disaster! Cute. Amusing. First one without a gift shop exit. We debate MIB or Simpsons and we foolishly go for Simpsons.

We walk on with express pass as we have for every other ride. Very quick. Long ramps up! Interesting preshow. No idea what to expect.

About halfway through the ride I start to focus on the actual cart we are in and just glance at the screen. Jodi is not doing that and I can tell she is not doing well. It finally ends and we exit quickly. To her credit she did not puke nor did she bail and go back to the hotel but it took her and hour and a half to recover from that ride.

It's 5pm by the time we are off Simpsons and we head out as the park is closing early for horror nights. We go next door to IOA. I like how close everything is.

IOA is nice when you enter. Visually interesting. We go to the right, passing through Seuss landing. We have some popcorn and soda and sit in the shade. Then we go through the lost continent, looking around, and to hp to check it out.

It is cool. It is really neat to see if you like the books. We got a butter beer to share, draft, and stood in line for olivanders wand ceremony. Took only 20 minutes. It was very cool. Emily would love this. It made Jodi want a wand!

We browsed in this shop for a bit. Jodi got her wand and a ravenclaw scarf I got Emily the gryffindor scarf. We took the castle tour because Jodi wasn't up to riding anything. After the tour and seeing what the ride seats look like Jodi decided she did not want to ride this. At all! I was still hoping to change her mind.

We went on the flight of the hippograff. As Jodi said, it was like the one at home on the boardwalk (our real boardwalks that the Disney one is modeled after). Except the one at the boardwalk is way way slower. Everything here is intense. Even the kiddie rides!

We went to three broomsticks, got dinner and I got a London pride beer. Yum. By this time it was 8pm and the park was closing. We walked over to city walk and shopped at margaritaville. I got my dad a shirt and Jodi got some shirts. Everything is sized super small. Like Erika would need a 2xl. No joke.

We got back to the room about 9pm and were in bed by 10. And thus ends the first day!
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:04 AM   #1228
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Cannot wait to hear more!!!!! My problem is that I'm only interested in HP and I'm not sure it's worth getting Universal park tickets just for the HP area. Was it bigger or smaller than you thought?

We are recovering from sick yucky stuff here. At least we got that out of the way before Christmas, right?

So, I'm feeling a bit off b/c I haven't run or exercised since Friday morning. Oh, my mission this morning is Taylor Swift concert tickets. This should be fun...

Megan, I hope the wedding was magical!!!

Lisa, you are rockin it, I think your reasoning for leaving WW makes perfect sense. BTW, did I ever tell you that I love when you look at my photos on FB? You always give me such great feedback and I feel like you really SEE what I'm trying to capture.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #1229
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So today Brian and I spent our first day in universal. I'll have lots to share on my first time here. When I get home I'll have lots to share about the wedding, Disney oh and maybe I'll share a bit about having the stomach bug while at Disney.

Hope you all have had a great week.
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Meg! I can't wait to hear ALL about it!!!

Karen, HP. The parks are fine - probably great if you are into rides and coasters. I'm not into coasters, and I don't like thrill rides. I like nice happy story telling stuff, like at WDW. So I am not really a theme park person. And Universal is a theme park. It's nice and clean but it's not my thing. I don't care about those characters and I want to relax, not be challenged. But HP is amazing. Like worth it to go there. If I went again I would spend my time in HP and skip the rest. BUT my family would love the whole thing.
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