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  1. jillbur

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    Aww...congrats to DD. Isn't it funny how your body reacts to a change in our eating? My body always feels tired & sluggish after a poor meal choice (aka Chinese buffet :)).


    What a beautiful family! You don't look old enough to have a daughter graduating high school.


    It's good to see you back. Jump on in & great job on the exercising!


    I totally love sautéed zucchini & green beans as well. I haven't tried sauté express garlic butter, but it sounds yummy!

    Congrats on DH making exercise a priority. It's always nice when you can work out with your significant other.


    Have you tried a lotion instead of cream for your face? I tend to have oily skin & creams are so heavy. But I can use a lotion with SPF in it just fine. I think it's Olay?


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    I'm glad to see I didn't totally kill the thread :) DS7 and I went to the movies & saw Epic. It was cute. And I managed to only eat a small bit of popcorn and NO candy!! On Mondays our theater has free small popcorn, so we each got one & we brought some home for DS10. I just got done walking with the dog, but we got cut short because of threatening looking rain clouds. I have to pick up DS10 at 4:30, grill chicken for salads, and go to a school board meeting at 7. Idk if other places are having issues with budgets, but PA cut funding to schools & our district is getting rid of programs & not replacing retiring teachers. It's a total uproar in our town & I'd like to go hear what they are saying. So, I'm off & I'll be back tonight.

    Jill
     
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  3. donaldandpirates

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    I do like zucchini. When I was a kid, my mom would use thinly sliced zucchini instead of noodles in lasagna. Zucchini sauteed in olive oil and then parm cheese on top is rather tasty. Zucchini bread is quite a treat, although I need to find a recipe that uses honey instead of white sugar and whole wheat flour instead of white. Grilled is nice too! Hmm.... now I'm getting hungry. :)
     
  4. lisah0711

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    That would be great if you hosted for July, Magdalene! :goodvibes You might even want to change the title of this thread and kind of add July to what you already have and save yourself some time.

    It's tough to be on call -- you just don't feel like your time is your own. pixiedust: that it goes quickly and smoothly.

    Sounds like you are getting used to the WW thing -- it is a process for sure! ::yes::

    Keep looking -- maybe there is something farther afield for you. Definitely want first race to be a good one and not too hot! :thumbsup2

    :woohoo:

    Thanks for being our lovely hostess! :flower3:

    Congrats on your loss this morning and I think 4 points is worth it for something that is yummy. :goodvibes I hate it when you have something that is higher in points and it didn't even taste that good. :sad1:

    No, Jill, I'm sure you didn't kill the thread! ;) Trust me when I say we've had summer challenges where we thought tumbleweeds were blowing through the thread and we are not even close to that so no worries! :goodvibes

    In the summer I really love grilled vegetables. My favorites are red or sweet onion, yellow and green zucchini and any red or other color bell pepper. Thanks for asking this question -- I need to do menu planning for the rest of the time until we leave on our trip.

    Congratulations to your DD, Pamela! :thumbsup2 Looks like you all had a great time this week-end. Hope you can relax and just enjoy the next few weeks before it is time to think about heading off to college. :faint:

    Aww, so sorry, MM. :hug: You've had a tough year for sure. And luckily the wagon is right here for you. Hang in there! :flower3:

    What is express garlic butter? It sounds yummy! ::yes::

    Congrats on your sit ups challenge and a big :woohoo: for inspiring your DH to get out there and move too!

    ITA, Helen, sunscreen totally smells like summer to me! :beach:

    I am having a good OP week -- I need a strong finish for the end of this challenge for me. I'm already thinking of my vacation strategy and my goal which is to return home weighing the same as when I left. It is so hard to get this weight off and with Dumbo looming I need to drop new pounds, not old ones found on vacation.

    Have a great day all!
     
  5. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    Pamela DD looks beautiful!!! Tell her DS and I say congrats!

    Lisa my goal is to find a 10K sometime in October or November. I'm hoping a Turkey Trot shows up somewhere. I've been keeping an eye on the bulletin boards at Starbucks and on Active.com, I need to head to the local running store though and see if they know of anything.

    I'm going to post my WOOHOO Wednesday early. Went to the chiropractor today and he asked how much I've lost. I told him I was stuck at 25 pounds, but as I laid on the table he said I could fit 2 of me in my pants, LOL. and they were my 14's. Guess I really need to go get some new jeans.

    I also went for a walk today while DS16 ran with his friends. I stayed on the track at school and walked 4 miles. Did pretty good, my pace was 15:50. It was pretty hot though, so I didn't push as hard as I could have.
    Monday we switch to early morning runs.
     
  6. jillbur

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    You're making me hungry, too! If you find a zucchini bread recipe, would you mind sharing it? Thanks.


    Summer is the best for grilling veggies. I hope you come up with a yummy menu.

    Congrats on the OP week. And, great job planning your vacation strategy ahead of time. I hope you have a wonderful time.


    Whoohoo on smaller pants :banana: I love when you can see results in your clothing. Who doesn't love shopping :lmao: Congrats. Good job with the walk and have fun with the early morning runs. I think getting them over first thing is so motivating.


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    I hope everyone is having a good start to the week so far. I'll be back in the morning with a QOTD :)

    Jill
     
  7. donac

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    Good morning everyone. I have to go so some yoga but I wanted to make some comments while my computer is working right.

    Pamela Congrats on the graduate. You have beautiful looking family.


    I hope the school board meeting went well. I have seen too many good programs lost due to budget. It is really sad when education is being held hostage by politicians. You will see more and more of the older teachers retiring due to new things we are being held to. The schools are losing valuable educators that will be hard to replace if they do so at all.

    Off to stretch my back

    Have a happy and healthy day.
     
  8. jillbur

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    I totally agree. The meeting was actually pretty uneventful. It's so sad how more & more is dumped on teachers every year. We have 3 elementary schools & they are cutting a phys Ed teacher. So last year our kids had gym every other week. This coming school year, the classroom teacher is responsible for gym class and there is no phys ed teacher for elementary at all. It's just too much. These same teachers have been on a pay freeze for 3 years.

    The paperwork is starting to get to me. I swear Ieps have changed every year since I started. I have no time for teaching because I'm behavior tracking & progress monitoring! Ok...rant over :)

    Hope you had a relaxing yoga session.

    Jill
     
  9. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    As a kid I used to hate vegetables. But my mother than figured out that I mainly hate cooked (and steamed vegetables). I love many when they are raw, grilled or baked. Favourite is difficult, but I would say all kinds of pumpkin and squash!

    Great to see you again!! And good to hear that you are feeling stronger! :thumbsup2

    Pam, this is a lovely family picture and you look fantastic in that dress!! :goodvibes

    Hmm, I think a new thread with the new goals is always nice to have! :goodvibes Otherwise it would have been a great suggestion.

    Aren't you going on a cruise? That would be quite a challenge for me to not gain weight with all the free food there! :scared1: But good luck with your goal!! :thumbsup2

    That's a great reason to go shopping and well done on the 4 miles in the heat!

    This all sounds very depressing, I am very sorry to hear this!! :hug:
     
  10. jillbur

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    QOTD Tuesday, June 18


    What one piece of advice would you give a friend or family member who is just beginning a healthy lifestyle change?

    I'll be on later for replies.

    Jill
     
  11. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    I think my advice would be to be honest with yourself and take the time to just journal for a few days what you normally eat and then look up the calories for every single thing. I think most people will be extremely surprised by how they collect calories so easily during the day without noticing it.

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    Had a stressful evening yesterday - did not manage to eat dinner until 9:30pm, so ended up having a handful of trail mix which cost me 3 points. But then got my act together and had a healthy dinner within my normal points. So in the end I had to use 3 points from my weekly extra. Even though I had sworn to myself that I would not use it at all this week. Still happy that it did not end in a situation where I would just eat the whole weekly extra out of frustration. Today I am well in my points, too. I managed to bring lunch to work. And I think in the future I really need to do that a few days per week in order to have better control.
     
  12. Eliza32

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    my advice would be to plan, plan realistically what you can do exercise-wise and also food wise....fail to plan = plan to fail!!!!
     
  13. lisah0711

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    You might try this, Buffy. http://www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.aspx?Special=halfmarathon This link is for half marathons but you can change it to 10ks and 5ks and by location. My CT geography is not very good and I have no idea where Blink is. ;) I have no doubt you will be ready and have a great race! princess:

    Dona, hope that the yoga went well. :hippie:

    Yes, I leave in one week! :yay: Maybe I am being unrealistic but all our excursions have a lot of walking and I have to keep up with my Dumbo training onboard. Luckily there are several of us doing Dumbo so it will be fun to train with people for a change. I'm going to try and be very smart about my choices while still having a good time. I may be naïve but hopefully it will work. :beach:

    It will take twice as long and be twice as hard as you think it will but if you are persistent and never give up it will be better than you ever dreamed it would be! pixiedust:

    Sorry for the stressful day, Magdalene. :flower3: My old WW leader suggested that sometimes it is helpful to change the 24 hours that you track. Instead of tracking for today, Tuesday, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. that you start say with dinner tonight, Tuesday, and then add breakfast and lunch for tomorrow, Wednesday. It is supposed to help you if you find yourself running out of points at the end of the day because it is supposedly easier to keep on track at breakfast and lunch. I may not be explaining it very well. I think it is called "walking your points." Doesn't that sound like more fun than plain old tracking? :lmao:

    Very good advice! :thumbsup2
     
  14. PlutoBaby

    PlutoBaby Treat stress like a dog;pee on it and walk away.

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    It said the video no longer exists. :sad: Any other ideas??



    Pam, that is one good looking family! And your kids are so tall! :goodvibes


    Don't try to do everything at once. Just take it a meal at a time, an exercise at a time, a quarter mile at a time, etc, etc, etc... Hmm...maybe I should try taking my own advice once in a while! :confused3

    Two weeks back at work and I'm STILL trying to catch up! :badpc: No wonder I can't seem to get my act together food-wise! :confused:

    So the "Break in the Tiki Bar" party takes place this Saturday. What the heck ever made us plan it less than a month after getting back from vacay?! :scared1: We seem to have everything under control though, a chef friend is making a pulled pork shoulder (yuck!), my MIL is making sausage and meatballs, another friend of a friend is taking care of the bartending, and I think I've planned a pretty healthy menu otherwise...shrimp, fruit, and cheese platters, and the requisite junk food for the kids. I definitely plan on staying away from the nice, fatty, potato and pasta salads and sticking with my tossed salad. This will definitely be one heck a test of willpower. ::yes:: We're expecting about 60 people, YIKES!!:faint: I'm sure it will be a great time though, even if we do get rained on.
     
  15. BuckeyeBama

    BuckeyeBama You are stronger than you think.

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    If it is an exercise change, I would say that the most important thing to consider is a training goal, short term and long term, and a daily training plan to get there. Vague goals and no training plan = almost certain failure.

    If it is a diet change, I would recommend a detailed daily food intake log. There are some great ones on the web that do most of the work for you, and they keep you honest and force you to consider the food you are about to eat, knowing it is going to have to be recorded in the log.
     
  16. jillbur

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    I agree with most posters. Planning is they key. Plan your meals, plan your workouts. Plan for setbacks & plan for success!!


    I totally agree. When people get lax & stop counting points or calories, we lose track of just how much we are consuming.

    Sorry you had a rough night. But, congrats on a healthy dinner & not overindulging because of hunger!


    Love this! I needed this reminder. Thanks!


    One week? Whoohoo! I hope you have an awesome time! Where are you headed?

    Weight loss is definitely harder than it seems. Great advice :)


    I love this question because sometimes we forget our own advice or need a reminder. Thanks!

    I hope work gets back on track for you. It's tough when things get behind. Stay focused :)

    Your party sounds like an awesome time. Have fun!


    You have some very sound advice. Specific goals are always better than "exercise & eat healthy." That's why I love this thread & the monthly exercise one. It helps us set clear goals.

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    I am so glad I asked this question. I think I needed to read all the answers & reevaluate my exercise & eating habits. Thank you to everyone for all the advice. I think it inspires others whether they are active in the conversation or just "lurkers" who read but do not post. In fact, if there are any lurkers out there, jump in! We don't bite...I swear!!

    Need to vent for a minute...last month a cat had kittens under our mudroom (in our fenced in back yard where our 55 lb Australian Cattle Dog has a doggie door & comes & goes as she pleases). So, we brought them into our screened in back porch on our second floor so they would be safe. We've had them for about 5-6 weeks now. I found homes for 2 kittens so I have the mom & 1 kitten left. No one will take these cats :( Every shelter & rescue we called said they are not accepting cats. Our option is to pay to spay them & they can roam our neighborhood or drop them off at a rescue that will just euthanize them :( I understand there is an over population of cats, but we tried to do a good thing & support these cats. Ugh. I can't keep either because our dog isn't doing well with them. We've tried to introduce them, and I'm worried about the kitten still being too little & the mom scratching my dog. I'm just frustrated that no one can help us. And DSs want them to go to good homes. Ok...rant over.

    Sorry I rambled there :) I'm off to upload some pics to Walgreens & watch a movie with DSs. I'll be back later to check in.

    Jill
     
  17. jillbur

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    Happy Hump Day!! Whoop! QOTD Wednesday, June 19:

    It's Whoohoo Wednesday! Share something that you are celebrating today, this week, or even this month :)

    Jill
     
  18. PlutoBaby

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    My MIAMI HEAT winning game 6 of the NBA Finals in overtime!!!!!! :cool1: :banana: :hyper: :dance3: :jumping1: (Can you tell I'm excited??)
     
  19. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Seems like we have gone into some sort of hibernation on this thread... :goodvibes

    QOTD:

    I will be celebrating on Friday morning when I hand the responsibility of being on call over to another colleague and won't have to think about it anymore for about a year of so! :cool1:

    Jill, so sorry about the kitties. What a shame!! I hope you will still be able to find a solution!!

    And congratulations to your team Kim!!

    It is extremely hot here (93 °F) and I am just melting, there nearly is no air conditioning anywhere here and most definitely not in my office. :crazy2: Am considering to head to Starbucks after work as they have air conditioning!! At least all this heat does not make me hungry at all! :thumbsup2 And I am making sure that I am drinking a lot. Yesterday I had at least three litres of water. Just because it was so nice to have something refreshing.

    On Friday the weather is supposed to cool down - and of course instead of normal nice summer weather which would be around 80 it goes down to the 60s again... :confused3
     
  20. Rose&Mike

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    It's a marathon--not a sprint. There are going to be up days and down days. Days when you want to quit and throw in the towel. You don't have to be perfect, just keep trying. :)

    hmmm.....still here and haven't thrown in the towel. :) Best I could do today.

    Have a great Wednesday! :goodvibes
     
  21. BernardandMissBianca

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    I was able to get it to work just now, maybe try again.

    If not, I will send you my email address later today. And I'll put it on my photobucket.
     

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