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Old 11-10-2013, 06:00 AM   #136
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Hi Guys, I'm back

Not only is my home laptop US, but my work one also went down this week. Luckily work have rebuilt, but I now how windows 7 (instead of XP) and Office 2010 (instead of 2007) and I'm having a hard time finding how things work!!

Weigh-wise it has been a bad week. I've been eating well, but the weight is just not shifting. ToM too, so hopefully when that is over, I may see a small loss...who knows???

Running-wise, I'm feeling good. Had to come home from work early on Friday as I was feeling sick/shivery, so went straight to be and slept for 12 hours straight. Didn't expect to run well yesterday at all, but went along to the park with DH thinking that I would maybe jog half of the course........completed it all in 33:55 which is my second-best time ever. Not only that, I ran all of it, no walking, no stopping until I was over the finish line! It's the first time I've ever done that. Looking forward to the 10K next week now!!!

Spending today cooking for the freezer again. By 10:30 I had everything prepped to make soup, chilli, bolognaise, fritata and tuna fishcakes. Soup and bolognaise are done, then I hit a problem....no cumin left. DH has rushed to the store for some so that I can get on with the rest of it. Just got to fry some onions for the fritata then I'm good to go.

Sorry I haven't been following the QOTD this week, but promise to try harder this week now that I've got a working laptop...I really don't like the phone/tablet app.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #137
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Good morning all!

Got a bit behind so I am calling myself caught up from here.

Looking forward to hearing from our W&D racers.

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Good Saturday morning.

I got some sewing done yesterday and am planning to do more today. I do have to send some wedding pictures my BIL from his daughter's wedding in Sept.

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You had 24 hours with no one around and the place all to yourself.

1. Would you enjoy it?

2. What would you do?
I would have a great time and find plenty to do. Watch some chick flicks on the big TV, hang out with the pets and eat popcorn.

Thank you, Dona, for coaching this week!

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Morning all! I am obviously fighting some sort of stomach bug. I was up during the night (I won't go into the ugly details ) and thought I was better this morning, but my oatmeal with apples and raisins is not sitting real well. Guess I'll be more careful at lunch.
Sorry you have the crud, Pamela. Those guys can figure out their own meals for a day or two.

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Hey guys! I haven't been on in a couple days and was all set to get caught up today, but I'm just not feeling it. I don't mean to bring anyone down, and you may not want to read this, but I am sharing because it makes you realize how precious life really is.

Our small town suffered a terrible tragedy last night and it's all anyone can think about. Two awesome, young high school seniors were killed in a car accident. 2 other students in that vehicle were flown to Pittsburgh with serious injuries (but I hear they are doing ok). The driver of the other vehicle, from the next town over, was killed as well (and is the husband of an woman my DH went to respiratory school with not long ago). He had his 12 year old step son and a 10 year old friend of his step son in the truck with him. The 10 year old was treated and released from the hospital. The 12 year old was flown to a Pittsburgh burn unit with burns and 2 broken femurs. Poor DH works in the ER and came home very shaken up since he had to see these families and all the pain. Needless to say, it's been a somber day. The students from my town were all on the football team and were slated for a playoff game today, which was cancelled. The football team has just announced that these boys' families want the team to play and honor these young men. They have rescheduled the game for Monday night.

So sorry to bring such sad news on such a positive thread. I think I needed to get some emotion out. Hug all your loved ones and be thankful for everything in your lives. Thanks for letting me share.

Jill
So sorry to hear about this tragedy, Jill. It's going to be tough when you go back to school I am sure.

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Hi Guys, I'm back

Not only is my home laptop US, but my work one also went down this week. Luckily work have rebuilt, but I now how windows 7 (instead of XP) and Office 2010 (instead of 2007) and I'm having a hard time finding how things work!!

Weigh-wise it has been a bad week. I've been eating well, but the weight is just not shifting. ToM too, so hopefully when that is over, I may see a small loss...who knows???

Running-wise, I'm feeling good. Had to come home from work early on Friday as I was feeling sick/shivery, so went straight to be and slept for 12 hours straight. Didn't expect to run well yesterday at all, but went along to the park with DH thinking that I would maybe jog half of the course........completed it all in 33:55 which is my second-best time ever. Not only that, I ran all of it, no walking, no stopping until I was over the finish line! It's the first time I've ever done that. Looking forward to the 10K next week now!!!

Spending today cooking for the freezer again. By 10:30 I had everything prepped to make soup, chilli, bolognaise, fritata and tuna fishcakes. Soup and bolognaise are done, then I hit a problem....no cumin left. DH has rushed to the store for some so that I can get on with the rest of it. Just got to fry some onions for the fritata then I'm good to go.

Sorry I haven't been following the QOTD this week, but promise to try harder this week now that I've got a working laptop...I really don't like the phone/tablet app.
Congrats on another 5K PR! You are totally going to be ready to rock your birthday and your 10K next week-end!

I will be back later today to post the QOTD for tomorrow so you east coast folks aren't waiting for me.

Happy Sunday!
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:10 AM   #138
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Twenty four hours? I'd probably watch movies, scrapbook, shop on line, and read. I can dream of 24 hours!
I had four hours this summer and I didn't know what to do. I went by Quiznos (had never been) got some a sandwich and went home to watch a movie. So enjoyable.
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Hey guys! I haven't been on in a couple days and was all set to get caught up today, but I'm just not feeling it. I don't mean to bring anyone down, and you may not want to read this, but I am sharing because it makes you realize how precious life really is.

Our small town suffered a terrible tragedy last night and it's all anyone can think about. Two awesome, young high school seniors were killed in a car accident. 2 other students in that vehicle were flown to Pittsburgh with serious injuries (but I hear they are doing ok). The driver of the other vehicle, from the next town over, was killed as well (and is the husband of an woman my DH went to respiratory school with not long ago). He had his 12 year old step son and a 10 year old friend of his step son in the truck with him. The 10 year old was treated and released from the hospital. The 12 year old was flown to a Pittsburgh burn unit with burns and 2 broken femurs. Poor DH works in the ER and came home very shaken up since he had to see these families and all the pain. Needless to say, it's been a somber day. The students from my town were all on the football team and were slated for a playoff game today, which was cancelled. The football team has just announced that these boys' families want the team to play and honor these young men. They have rescheduled the game for Monday night.

So sorry to bring such sad news on such a positive thread. I think I needed to get some emotion out. Hug all your loved ones and be thankful for everything in your lives. Thanks for letting me share.

Jill
So so sorry for those families and for your town(s). What a horrible, senseless tragedy. As a parents of kids that age, it literally makes me ill to think about what those families and friends are going through right now.

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Hi Guys, I'm back

Not only is my home laptop US, but my work one also went down this week. Luckily work have rebuilt, but I now how windows 7 (instead of XP) and Office 2010 (instead of 2007) and I'm having a hard time finding how things work!!

Sorry you are STILL having technical issues!!

Weigh-wise it has been a bad week. I've been eating well, but the weight is just not shifting. ToM too, so hopefully when that is over, I may see a small loss...who knows???

Just keep on keeping on! The weight will move. You've been doing so well.... just a little plateau to keep you on your toes!

Running-wise, I'm feeling good. Had to come home from work early on Friday as I was feeling sick/shivery, so went straight to be and slept for 12 hours straight. Didn't expect to run well yesterday at all, but went along to the park with DH thinking that I would maybe jog half of the course........completed it all in 33:55 which is my second-best time ever. Not only that, I ran all of it, no walking, no stopping until I was over the finish line! It's the first time I've ever done that. Looking forward to the 10K next week now!!!

WOWZA!!

Spending today cooking for the freezer again. By 10:30 I had everything prepped to make soup, chilli, bolognaise, fritata and tuna fishcakes. Soup and bolognaise are done, then I hit a problem....no cumin left. DH has rushed to the store for some so that I can get on with the rest of it. Just got to fry some onions for the fritata then I'm good to go.

Sorry I haven't been following the QOTD this week, but promise to try harder this week now that I've got a working laptop...I really don't like the phone/tablet app.
I'm so impressed you got so much cooking done again! I did a good bit of shopping yesterday, but the meal planning and prep has not happened. Hopefully today or tomorrow I will get that done!

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Sorry you have the crud, Pamela. Those guys can figure out their own meals for a day or two.

You would think that they would be able to do that! DH was helpful with the burgers Friday night... but as a general rule my men do NOT help with the cooking unless I beg!


I will be back later today to post the QOTD for tomorrow so you east coast folks aren't waiting for me.

Happy Sunday!
And happy Sunday to you!

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Morning all!

Stomach seems to be improving but still having some issues. Switched out this morning's planned egg breakfast for greek yogurt with fruit. Thought that would help the tummy. Planned to wash sheets and hang them out, but this morning's rain/snow mixture changed that plan, although the sun is making an brief appearance right now. Also had plans to patch the pool today before it freezes for the season and to cut up the trees we took down yesterday to burn in the yard tonight... but that will depend on the weather and my stomach.

No school here tomorrow. My local Saver's (thrift store) is having 50% off of a bunch of stuff, so if I feel up to it I may head there in the morning. I've been making a list of stuff we NEED (yes NEED, not want.... too much junk in this house already), but not sure if I feel like making the drive. What I should be doing is cleaning the basement and making a big DONATION rather than a purchase!

Off to remind DS to empty the dishwasher! TTYL.....................P
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:19 PM   #140
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Good Sunday afternoon. It has been pretty quiet here today. I was going to post a question before but I got sidetracked .


So far this morning I have been to church, grocery shopping and helped sew some costumes for a couple of hours. Now I think I will sit and knit for a while and maybe quilt for a while later.


Question of the Day

If you could spend 24 hours in all of the parks, would you and what would you do?


Have a happy and healthy day.
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Good Sunday afternoon. It has been pretty quiet here today. I was going to post a question before but I got sidetracked .


So far this morning I have been to church, grocery shopping and helped sew some costumes for a couple of hours. Now I think I will sit and knit for a while and maybe quilt for a while later.

You had a busy morning!


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If you could spend 24 hours in all of the parks, would you and what would you do?


Have a happy and healthy day.
I'd have to see the schedule and start at the park that had the morning EMH and end with the park that closed the latest, to maximize my day. If the schedules were all the say I would start at AK (Safari first!) and end my day with WISHES at the MK. I would probably follow AK with DHS and get in a ride on both ToT and RnR before heading to Epcot. Hopefully it would be lunch time by then so that WS was open.... but of course, have to hit Soarin' first!!

There was a story on (I think) allears.net a few months ago about a family that hit all 6 US major parks in a 24 hour period! Isn't that crazy?? It sounds like a wild adventure and I think I MIGHT like the chance to try it some time!

Actually, here is a link if you want to read it!

http://allears.net/ae/issue720.htm

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Quiet day here today!

I've got a new recipe for mulligitawny soup bubbling away in the crockpot. It contains an odd mix of ingredients, but so far it smells delightful. If it is a success, I'll come back and post the recipe....................P
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The recipe was a winner! We finished off the entire crockpot! Here is a link to the recipe thread where I am posting the full recipe!!

http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=...&postcount=162

I'll be back in the morning to check on you all. No school here tomorrow due to Veteran's Day...............P
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The recipe was a winner! We finished off the entire crockpot! Here is a link to the recipe thread where I am posting the full recipe!!

[url]http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=50045063&postcount=162[/url
That soup sounds delicious, pjilla! Thanks for the recipe.

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I'm going to base my answer as if all parks are open during these 24 hours.

Since I'm more of a morning person, I'd get a very good night's sleep, then start my 24 hours at 6:00 AM at AK- it would still be dark, and I've never been to AK in the dark. After riding the safari and EE, I'd make my way to the MK for breakfast, then take in several attractions there (Space Mountain, POTC, Splash Mountain, BTMRR). I'd then go to DHS for lunch at the Brown Derby (I've always wanted to eat there), then I'd go watch Muppet Vision 3D, then ride RnRC and ToT. I absolutely love ToT, so I'd probably ride it 3 times. Then I'd take a boat to the BC/YC and have a cocktail there before walking to EPCOT. I'd probably skip all of Future World and just stay in World Showcase for the next 12 hours, eating a bit here and there in the different pavilions, watching movies when I'd need a rest. At 6:00 AM the next day, I would be exhausted, very full, and very happy.
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So sorry to hear this news... really reminds you how precious life is! My heart goes out to all the families effected by this tragedy.
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So sorry to hear about this tragedy, Jill. It's going to be tough when you go back to school I am sure.

Happy Sunday!
Thank you for your thoughts. It's going to be a rough week ahead.


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So so sorry for those families and for your town(s). What a horrible, senseless tragedy. As a parents of kids that age, it literally makes me ill to think about what those families and friends are going through right now.

Thank you for your thoughts.

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Morning all!

Stomach seems to be improving but still having some issues. Switched out this morning's planned egg breakfast for greek yogurt with fruit. Thought that would help the tummy. Planned to wash sheets and hang them out, but this morning's rain/snow mixture changed that plan, although the sun is making an brief appearance right now. Also had plans to patch the pool today before it freezes for the season and to cut up the trees we took down yesterday to burn in the yard tonight... but that will depend on the weather and my stomach.

No school here tomorrow. My local Saver's (thrift store) is having 50% off of a bunch of stuff, so if I feel up to it I may head there in the morning. I've been making a list of stuff we NEED (yes NEED, not want.... too much junk in this house already), but not sure if I feel like making the drive. What I should be doing is cleaning the basement and making a big DONATION rather than a purchase!

Off to remind DS to empty the dishwasher! TTYL.....................P
I'm glad you're feeling better! I hope you got lots of things done today. If you are feeling better, I think you should head to the store. That's a great deal and you never know what you'll come across. Either way, have a great day.


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I'm a little older now, and don't know if I'd last 24 hours, but I sure would try. I think I would actually spend the time relaxing and taking in all the small things at each park. Sometimes we are rushing to do as much as we can, we miss the little things. I am ashamed to say that we have never stopped at the American Pavilion in World Showcase, never done the drawing class at HS, never walked all the trails at AK, and never just took in all the shops on Main Street. There are things at each park that I would love to do that do not involve rides! That would be my 24 hours.


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Quiet day here today!

I've got a new recipe for mulligitawny soup bubbling away in the crockpot. It contains an odd mix of ingredients, but so far it smells delightful. If it is a success, I'll come back and post the recipe....................P
...have to google mulligitawny soup...


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The recipe was a winner! We finished off the entire crockpot! Here is a link to the recipe thread where I am posting the full recipe!!

http://disboards.com/showpost.php?p=...&postcount=162

I'll be back in the morning to check on you all. No school here tomorrow due to Veteran's Day...............P
I'm glad it was a hit. Thanks for sharing!


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Good evening. I'm hoping all the Wine N Diners had a great time!

I am feeling much better today, thanks again for letting me share the terrible news. Some positive news today...the 12 year old boy did not have 2 broken femurs and is doing well. The 2 others are doing better. The one does have broken femurs and arms. His twin brother has broken bones as well. They are all expected to make full recoveries. There was a candlelight vigil at our football stadium tonight (which I did not attend) but was attended by many people from the whole area. It'll be a rough week with the funerals, but the community has come together and will move forward. I am very proud to live in this town and thankful for all the thoughts and prayers for these families and the students and staff at our schools.

Moving along now...my weigh in this week was great. I lost one pound last week. Unfortunately, stress got the best of me and I ate too many carbs this weekend. I have a plan of action for tomorrow and hopefully I can lose the 3 pounds I gained since Friday! Yikes! Oh, and it didn't help that I did not work out Thursday, Friday, or Saturday

My cousin texted me this afternoon. He is 8 years older than me. He wanted to know if my family was doing our Thanksgiving day 5k. I told him that I was planning to run/walk and he decided he wants to walk it. He has bad knees, so he's a biker not a runner. I told him that I would just walk with him because it would be so much more fun to walk with him than to run alone. Then DSis decided it would be super fun and she decided to join us. THEN DS10 decided he would do it again since we weren't running the whole thing like last year. So, my party of 1 turned into a party of 4 I am so excited! I asked DS7 if he wanted to walk with us (he LOVES my older cousin) and he said yes...for about 5 seconds. Then said no way lol. DH hates running or walking (he averages about 10 miles a night at work in the ER and hospital and doesn't want to walk any more than that lol), so he said no way as well. DNephew and friends will run their super fast Cross Country speed and finish before we even hit the 2 mile mark lol. It should be a fun time.

Ok, I am all caught up and talked out I still have a few papers to grade and I have to get lunches packed for tomorrow. Have a great week.

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Thank you for your thoughts.

Thank you for your thoughts. It's going to be a rough week ahead.

I'm glad you're feeling better! I hope you got lots of things done today. If you are feeling better, I think you should head to the store. That's a great deal and you never know what you'll come across. Either way, have a great day.

I'm a little older now, and don't know if I'd last 24 hours, but I sure would try. I think I would actually spend the time relaxing and taking in all the small things at each park. Sometimes we are rushing to do as much as we can, we miss the little things. I am ashamed to say that we have never stopped at the American Pavilion in World Showcase, never done the drawing class at HS, never walked all the trails at AK, and never just took in all the shops on Main Street. There are things at each park that I would love to do that do not involve rides! That would be my 24 hours.




...have to google mulligitawny soup...

I'm glad it was a hit. Thanks for sharing!
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Good evening. I'm hoping all the Wine N Diners had a great time!

I am feeling much better today, thanks again for letting me share the terrible news. Some positive news today...the 12 year old boy did not have 2 broken femurs and is doing well. The 2 others are doing better. The one does have broken femurs and arms. His twin brother has broken bones as well. They are all expected to make full recoveries. There was a candlelight vigil at our football stadium tonight (which I did not attend) but was attended by many people from the whole area. It'll be a rough week with the funerals, but the community has come together and will move forward. I am very proud to live in this town and thankful for all the thoughts and prayers for these families and the students and staff at our schools.

Moving along now...my weigh in this week was great. I lost one pound last week. Unfortunately, stress got the best of me and I ate too many carbs this weekend. I have a plan of action for tomorrow and hopefully I can lose the 3 pounds I gained since Friday! Yikes! Oh, and it didn't help that I did not work out Thursday, Friday, or Saturday

My cousin texted me this afternoon. He is 8 years older than me. He wanted to know if my family was doing our Thanksgiving day 5k. I told him that I was planning to run/walk and he decided he wants to walk it. He has bad knees, so he's a biker not a runner. I told him that I would just walk with him because it would be so much more fun to walk with him than to run alone. Then DSis decided it would be super fun and she decided to join us. THEN DS10 decided he would do it again since we weren't running the whole thing like last year. So, my party of 1 turned into a party of 4 I am so excited! I asked DS7 if he wanted to walk with us (he LOVES my older cousin) and he said yes...for about 5 seconds. Then said no way lol. DH hates running or walking (he averages about 10 miles a night at work in the ER and hospital and doesn't want to walk any more than that lol), so he said no way as well. DNephew and friends will run their super fast Cross Country speed and finish before we even hit the 2 mile mark lol. It should be a fun time.

Ok, I am all caught up and talked out I still have a few papers to grade and I have to get lunches packed for tomorrow. Have a great week.

Jill
Glad you heard some good news about the boys in the accident.

How exciting to have company on your Thanksgiving day walk/run. That will make it more fun!

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Happy. Veterans' Day! Special thank you to our vets here on the Dis and of course, the families rhat support them!

I kind of thought the QOTD would be here, but I guess not yet.

Off to pour my coffee. BBL .........................P
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Good morning all!

Happy Veteran's Day to all our veterans and Happy Remembrance Day for all of our folks in Canada and beyond.

I am Lisa and I will be coaching you for the next few days. A big WATP thank you to Dona for her coaching!

I am a left coaster so it may seem like the QOTD are late for you east coast, and beyond, folks.



I can't help but notice that our thread is getting a tad quiet lately. It's a busy time of year, there are lots of temptations, and it's cold and the days are short. It's tough to maintain that focus and motivation that you need to continue your healthy lifestyle success.

So I'm going to share a little article with you from sparkpeople.com called
5 Signs It's Time to Get Serious about Weight Loss
The Time to Commit to Losing Weight is Now

It's easy to say that you want to lose weight. It's also easy to find the motivation to hit the gym regularly and choose the right foods in the beginning. After a few weeks, our motivation seems to wane and those old, unhealthy habits of yours start to creep back in. What seemed so easy at first is now difficult. You have cravings. You're tired. You miss those social dinners with your friends and doughnuts at the office. That 6 a.m. aerobics class doesn't seem as fun, and getting up without hitting the snooze button seems impossible.

Sound familiar? So many of us have fallen into this yo-yo diet and exercise trap over the years. You decide you want to lose weight, start a program, and even start to see some results and then…life gets in the way. Before you know it, you're off your healthy living plan again. While you have the tools and resources that make weight loss fun and uplifting—a true lifestyle change—you still need to commit to using them. You have to commit now and, well, forever. You have to choose to change your life, both when life is breezy and when things aren't going your way. Whether you have 5 pounds or 150 pounds to lose, you have to get serious if you're ever going to reach your goals.

So how do you know if it's time to get real? How do you know if you're committed to your weight-loss efforts this time around? If any of the five signs below sound like you, then you aren't 100% committed to getting healthy. (Don't worry; we'll help you get there!)

5 Signs It's Time to Get Real about Weight Loss

Sign #1: You keep waiting to start.
If you really want or need to lose weight but keep putting it off until tomorrow, next week, or even later in the future, you're not serious about weight loss. There is no perfect time to lose weight; you'll always have to deal with stress and work and LIFE, and there's no better way to get started than to jump right in today. Don't put off getting healthy for another day. Get healthy now. Why waste another day? Right this second you can start improving your health by doing something as simple as going for a short walk, choosing the stairs over the elevator or even looking up the online menu of the restaurant you're going to tonight and ordering a healthy dish. There's no time like the present. Your life starts now!

Stop putting it off: Tell a loved one that you're committed to changing your life and losing weight the right way. Then write down three simple things that you can do TODAY to be healthier, such as drinking a glass of water, walking around the block once or eating two fewer bites than you normally would. By sharing your goals, you'll stay accountable and by starting small, you'll build momentum to make more changes.

Sign #2: You can't do the things you want to do.
Did you once love to travel, but now have problems fitting in the airplane seat? Can you no longer play tag or run around with your kids? Does dancing with your friends or walking up a flight of stairs leave you winded? If you can no longer do what you need to do (walk without discomfort, take the stairs) or want to do (visit an amusement park, buy new clothes off the rack), it's time to get serious. With regular exercise and some simple food swaps, you can be back to your usual self and live your dreams.

Focus on functionality: For motivation, make a list of the things you want to do but can't do comfortably (or at all) right now. Weight loss isn't just about wearing smaller pants size; it will help you live the life you want. Your motivation can come from the list you made—all of your goals and dreams, both big and small. Then, with your doctor's blessing, begin a functional fitness program today. Go for regular walks to improve your cardiovascular fitness, and try these exercises to help make your everyday activities easier to do. Before you know it, the pounds will drop, but more importantly, you'll be able to do all the things you love to do.

Sign #3: You're facing chronic health issues.
Being overweight or obese puts a huge strain on your body and increases your risk for many chronic health problems, including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke, metabolic syndrome, certain types of cancers, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, fatty liver disease, pregnancy complications and premature death. Many of these conditions don't exhibit any symptoms, but that doesn't mean you haven't started developing them just because a doctor hasn't made a diagnosis yet. If any of these conditions run in your family or you know that you're at risk due to your weight or lifestyle, see a doctor right away. You can no longer treat weight-loss as an option. It's a necessity for you to save your own life.

Live longer and healthier: If you haven't had a physical in the last year, schedule one with your doctor today. If you do have any health issues, seek treatment and ask the doctor what types of physical activity you can do and if there are any dietary restrictions. Once your doctor has given the OK, get started with SparkPeople's beginner's exercise safety tips and start making healthier food choices to get on the road to a healthier you.

Sign #4: You give up easily.
Do you throw in the weight-loss towel after you eat a cookie or miss a single workout? Then you need to get real and learn to forgive yourself. Health and weight issues don't result from one small mistake during a 24-hour period; it's what you do day after day, time after time that really counts. You don't have to be perfect, but you do have to be consistent. So stop beating yourself up for every mistake. We all make them! It's what you do next that matters. Commit to making healthy choices most of the time, and you will reach your goals!

Get back on track: Promise that you'll be kind to yourself when you do slip up, and create a get-back-on-track plan. If you're not sure where to start, try one of these tips!

Sign #5: You're envious of others who have lost weight.
If you feel self-conscious about your body and size around others or feel extremely jealous of other people who have lost weight, then it's time for you to focus your energies on your own self-improvement. These feelings may signal something deeper that needs your attention. As you might guess, weight-loss isn't just about choosing to eat right and exercise. Many times, it's also about having the self-worth to make a change and believing that you deserve to do something positive for yourself!

Make yourself a priority: Stop comparing yourself to others. Everyone's journey and circumstances are different. So instead of wondering why you weren't blessed with a faster metabolism like your co-worker was, focus on what you love about yourself. The next time you become envious or self-conscious, remind yourself that you deserve good things in life, too, so commit to make healthy choices. Weight loss isn't a weakness, a desire to conform, or a sign that you're not awesome just the way you are. Every person is worthy of love, respect and self-care—and maintaining a healthy weight is part of that.

Losing weight is hard work, but the change begins with you and it starts right now. If any of these signs describe you, it's time to stop talking about weight loss and commit to it.

Here is a link to the entire article is you are interested http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/...es.asp?id=1439 There are several links to help you with some of the tips and ideas so you may want to check this one out.

Which leads me to the QOTD Monday, November 11, 2013: Do you feel like you are as serious about your healthy lifestyle as you need to be or do you feel like it could use a little improvement? If so, what can you strive for to get yourself where you need to be? It can be one of the ideas from the article or something else.

BRB with some replies.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:46 AM   #147
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I'm anxious to hear how our W&D racers did this week-end!

Pamela, hope that you are feeling better today! And your menfolk will not starve if left to fend for themselves for a day or two.

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Good Sunday afternoon. It has been pretty quiet here today. I was going to post a question before but I got sidetracked .

Question of the Day

If you could spend 24 hours in all of the parks, would you and what would you do?


Have a happy and healthy day.
Thanks for coaching, Dona, hope that you enjoyed your long week-end.

I would love to shot for all six US parks in one day some time, as Pamela suggested. That would make that crazy long flight between this side of the country and WDW a lot more tolerable. I think it would be fun to do all four parks at WDW in one day some time, too. I really love park hopping at DLR and park hop all the time at WDW.

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I'm going to base my answer as if all parks are open during these 24 hours.

Since I'm more of a morning person, I'd get a very good night's sleep, then start my 24 hours at 6:00 AM at AK- it would still be dark, and I've never been to AK in the dark. After riding the safari and EE, I'd make my way to the MK for breakfast, then take in several attractions there (Space Mountain, POTC, Splash Mountain, BTMRR). I'd then go to DHS for lunch at the Brown Derby (I've always wanted to eat there), then I'd go watch Muppet Vision 3D, then ride RnRC and ToT. I absolutely love ToT, so I'd probably ride it 3 times. Then I'd take a boat to the BC/YC and have a cocktail there before walking to EPCOT. I'd probably skip all of Future World and just stay in World Showcase for the next 12 hours, eating a bit here and there in the different pavilions, watching movies when I'd need a rest. At 6:00 AM the next day, I would be exhausted, very full, and very happy.
Sounds like a great day!

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My cousin texted me this afternoon. He is 8 years older than me. He wanted to know if my family was doing our Thanksgiving day 5k. I told him that I was planning to run/walk and he decided he wants to walk it. He has bad knees, so he's a biker not a runner. I told him that I would just walk with him because it would be so much more fun to walk with him than to run alone. Then DSis decided it would be super fun and she decided to join us. THEN DS10 decided he would do it again since we weren't running the whole thing like last year. So, my party of 1 turned into a party of 4 I am so excited! I asked DS7 if he wanted to walk with us (he LOVES my older cousin) and he said yes...for about 5 seconds. Then said no way lol. DH hates running or walking (he averages about 10 miles a night at work in the ER and hospital and doesn't want to walk any more than that lol), so he said no way as well. DNephew and friends will run their super fast Cross Country speed and finish before we even hit the 2 mile mark lol. It should be a fun time.
Sounds like a fun time, Jill! That is great you inspired so many of your family members to join you. Plus thanks to the folks who are passing, there will be plenty of people to take care of all the cooking and prep while you are out being healthy.

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I kind of thought the QOTD would be here, but I guess not yet.
Sorry I was poky. When I went to post yesterday people had not had much of a chance to answer Dona's question so I decided to wait.

I had a good WI at my different WW meeting on Saturday and am now down to my lowest weight of the year so far. It was interesting see another leader. It is good to have a backup for those days I can't make my regular meeting.

And I am very happy to report that I saw a new chiropractor last week and even after one adjustment I can tell that I finally going to find my running mojo again here very soon! I did 75 minutes on Saturday and that is the longest workout I've been able to do since August. So I am raring to go and have a great week!
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Hi everyone!!

I missed you all - but the last 10 days or so have been so busy with the move! And work on top of that...

I hope I got through all the stress (oh and my birthday ) without too much damage. At least I feel like I did get quite some exercise with packing and unpacking and sorting through things. I have unpacked all the boxes, but things still need to be sorted more and so on. At least the new place looks like a home again! And a lovely one that I am very happy about!

I am really looking forward to having my kitchen back so that I can get back into a healthy eating routine. Also need to find a new exercise routine as I no longer can walk to work. I can bike, but currently my bike's light is not working properly and it is already dark when I get home from work. So currently I am taking the train home. I guess I need to go running more regularly again!! Need to figure out new running routes from the new place...

I had a lovely non scale victory last week - on my birthday on top! I was browsing a store as I need new pants. My old ones literally fell apart. I did not find the type that I wanted, but saw a very lovely pant suit for the office. And tried it on for fun. It turned out that the size 8 pants did fit very well! And then I tried on the matching jacket and looked at myself and nearly did not recognize myself. I always thought that pant suits did not fit me very well, they made me look boxy and fat. But this one made me look tall and slim! I liked it so much that I nearly bought it (would not have been wise since there are lots of expenses with the move this month...). In the evening I had dinner with a very good friend and I told her about it. And her comment was that she was not surprised because I do look tall and slim and that one can really tell that I lost quite a lot of weight! She knows about my weight loss efforts, but it was the first time that she told me that she could really notice a difference!!

QOTD:

I noticed recently that I am getting too lazy to track - and decided to restart with an effort to make sure to track every little thing I eat. If I know that I have to track it, it is so much easier to withstand the little temptations during the day!!
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Late Start...

Greetings!

I just spent the last couple of hours reading this thread and (sort of) getting to know (and really like) all of you, soooooooooo - here's a little bit about me:


I'm a SAHM of 3, used to be pretty active until about 10 years ago when I busted up both of my legs in a car accident. I'm healed, but arthritic and crooked, under too much extra weight (sometimes having babies will do that, and too much pizza and wine I guess!).

My plan of attack has been to limit my calories and track everything I eat on MFP, walk at least 30 min. a day and see my chiropractor once a week to help put everything back where it belongs :D

Jumping right in:

"QOTD: Do you feel like you are as serious about your healthy lifestyle as you need to be or do you feel like it could use a little improvement? If so, what can you strive for to get yourself where you need to be?"

I think I am right where I need to be for now, staying disciplined but not beating myself up too much; I have found that in the past I had gotten obsessive and overthought everything, which tends to make me burn out too quickly. My mantra as of late has been "Slow and steady wins the race".

I hope everyone is having a good day - keep up the good work, rest when you need to, and hydrate!!!

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I've been so distracted lately and haven't come to check this thread much! Getting ready for our cruise on Saturday.

QOTD: I feel like I'm doing well on my journey. Sometimes I think I'm being too strict with myself because I only eat what's on my idea of the plan and feel guilty to eat anything fun. But other times I feel like it's the way I should be because I'm making up for what I will be eating next week! Overall, I guess I'm doing fine. Always could use more water, of course.
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