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Old 06-27-2014, 07:56 PM   #781
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MamaG - splits?

Awesome losses all around!

Happy weekend, everyone! What a week it's been but I am SO glad it is finally over! But I don't think I ended it the best of ways - had a bit of an accident with the electric hedgetrimmer. DH says I probably need stitches, but I say I've lived 45 years without needing stitches and I'm not about to start now. Left pointer finger is a bit on the shredded side but aside from a bit of pain, I'm okay.

The cafe in my building at work had Cobb salad as the lunch special today. Aside from a good steak, that is probably my favorite meal in the world. The chef is not stingy with the chicken, bacon, and egg, either. I had skipped breakfast (running late) so it really hit the spot.

I had 3 poached eggs and 6 slices of bacon for dinner. I can literally eat bacon and eggs at any time of the day.

Almost stayed 100% on plan yesterday but somehow fell into the strawberry greek yogurt granola bars late at night. Only had one, but I've been kicking myself ever since. I don't know what's wrong with me sometimes when it comes to carby foods like that - I'm not even hungry when I eat them and granted, it doesn't happen too often, but I wish it didn't happen at all. I think it was a little voice inside my head saying the July challenge is about to start and better get this nonsense out of the way NOW.

I have been holding off on buying new clothes until my losses resume and truth be told, my wardrobe is looking a little ratty. I am a girly girl who usually LOVES wearing dresses every day but something happened when I re-gained my weight in 2012. I started hiding in stretch pants and baggy shirts. And even though I've lost about 30 lbs so far this year and went from a size 24 to an 18, I still hide. I have storage bins FULL of dresses in smaller sizes - if I had to estimate I would say between 50-70 dresses. And here I am in capri jeans and baggy t-shirts.

See, I lost 105 lbs in 2011. I lost it rapidly - about 8 months - doing Induction for 2 months and then HCG for another 6. But then life happened - I lost a baby, had hormone therapy, got my tubes tied, my mother died, my husband's cancer diagnosis, let's just say life was absolute crap for a while there - and as rapidly as I lost the weight, I gained about 80 lbs of it back even more rapidly. It packed on in strange ways. I mean - before I lost it, it seemed to be pretty evenly distributed all over by body. But when I gained it back, it did not come back evenly. I have bulges where I previously didn't, if that makes sense. My belly fat is lower in my abdomen than it had been before, I developed weird fat pockets in my inner thighs. My boobs aren't shaped the same. I don't know how else to explain it. My fat is lumpy. And as a result, it makes me more self-conscious than when I was larger and still comfortable in my body and wearing dresses all the time, even when I was a size 28!

So until I start losing some weight again, those dresses will have to wait.

I have to be honest with you all - I did think about not doing the July challenge and doing a round of HCG instead. I came really close to that decision. But I don't feel my head is in that game at this point in time. I have hunger issues and to be on an extremely restrictive diet right now would just set myself up for failure, even if the promise of rapid weight loss is really tempting. I would rather lose it slower and ENJOY food, knowing that if I am still hungry, I can have some bacon or broil a burger patty or grill a steak and top it with butter. It's funny - there are some who feel that Atkins is really limited but I am here to tell you, you have NO idea what limited is until you can only have 500 calories worth of food from a list of only about a dozen allowed choices.

Plus... I want to do the July challenge because I like hanging out with you guys!
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:24 AM   #784
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The first time I knew my wife could do the spilts was on a cruise ship when we were doing an adult game show where they yell out something and someone from the group has to run up and give or do something. They yelled do the splits and she took off like a grey hound jumped in the air and landed in a full split. It took several minutes for me to process what I had just witnessed.

Days off went pretty good. I got to try a mat Pilates glass today and other than a bruised tail bone it was pretty interesting. I think I will be going to work earlier so I can do some of these classes. I really would like to work on the hip flexers. too stiff.

Tomorrow I finish fixing up the house and start cooking. These people better show up after all this serious coin we dropped on this meal.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:59 AM   #785
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Morning All

Lilac: you sure have had some hard times, girl. Don't envy some of the things you've gone thru! As far as your woe, you're pretty hard on yourself and yes, any "crash" diet will drop pounds quickly but will it last.... of course not!! Atkins high fat, med protein is by far one of the most sustainable woe's I have ever tried plus being a serious carnivore this seems to be a good fit for me.
As far as the body morphing, I feel your pain. Although my arms & legs are really getting quite thin, I find the skin and soft fat that's still there changes the look. When I run my fingers down my arm, it kinda feels like tiny bubble wrap under the skin? If I lift my arm away from my body, it's quite thin but then when I drop it back down, my upper arm spreads out again!! Yikes. WTH???

Getting our heads into believing carbs are evil is hard cause I don't know anybody on these boards that doesn't love carbs more than us, right?? Once you get there, it will be a little easier. Not all of us have that determination and tenacity that MG with her 0 carbs and Buddabing with his exercise!!

Don't think of July 1st as a "deadline". Think of it as the day you change your life for the better. Start planning your meals and lunches and get some grocery shopping done and maybe go thru the cupboards and get rid of any bad crap in there that might call to you in the future. Good luck hon!!

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Old 06-28-2014, 07:39 AM   #786
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Good morning everyone!!
147.4------18---------------TALLY
147.6------19....+.2 ..........+.2
147.4------20.....-.2..............0
147.6------21....+.2...........+.2
147.4------22.....-.2............. 0
147.4------23.......0..............0
146.6------24.....-.8............-.8
146.4------25.....-.2............-1.0
145.6------26.....-.8............-1.8
145.2------27.....-.4............-2.2
145.2------28.......0............-2.2

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Old 06-28-2014, 08:10 AM   #787
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Good Morning,

LilacBruze, you have had a very traumatic period in your life. Your body will return to normal...you just have to treat it kindly again. Your mind has to recuperate as well, too.

Didn't do too good yesterday. I went shopping/lunch with my girlfriend. I should have had a salad but instead, I chose some really awesome dish called Firecracker shrimp tacos. The shells, of course, were not low carb but regular. I didn't even try to weigh myself today, sine I probably gained weight.

I have two of my grand kids over until Sunday. So, I will have to find something to eat that we all like.

Hav a wonderful weekend!
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:12 AM   #788
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Morning All

Lilac: you sure have had some hard times, girl. Don't envy some of the things you've gone thru! As far as your woe, you're pretty hard on yourself and yes, any "crash" diet will drop pounds quickly but will it last.... of course not!! Atkins high fat, med protein is by far one of the most sustainable woe's I have ever tried plus being a serious carnivore this seems to be a good fit for me.
As far as the body morphing, I feel your pain. Although my arms & legs are really getting quite thin, I find the skin and soft fat that's still there changes the look. When I run my fingers down my arm, it kinda feels like tiny bubble wrap under the skin? If I lift my arm away from my body, it's quite thin but then when I drop it back down, my upper arm spreads out again!! Yikes. WTH???

Getting our heads into believing carbs are evil is hard cause I don't know anybody on these boards that doesn't love carbs more than us, right?? Once you get there, it will be a little easier. Not all of us have that determination and tenacity that MG with her 0 carbs and Buddabing with his exercise!!

Don't think of July 1st as a "deadline". Think of it as the day you change your life for the better. Start planning your meals and lunches and get some grocery shopping done and maybe go thru the cupboards and get rid of any bad crap in there that might call to you in the future. Good luck hon!!

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Lilac, Bonny-Jean said it perfectly! You've gone through some rough times lady, so don't beat yourself up. Now it's time to take care of yourself. We're here to help in any way that we can.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:49 AM   #789
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Thanks Bonny and MamaG.

The hormone therapy is what started the weight gain for me. It made my appetite positively voracious and coupled with "eating my feelings" to deal with all the stress, it was a perfect storm. For months and months, I didn't even care. But this year I promised myself that the pity party was over and I would do something about it.

I've been plus-sized my entire adult life. Losing all that weight was also the first time my mother had ever said to me, "I'm proud of you." Same thing with my family doc (I don't call him Dr Delicious, lol... but I *do* like him lots), I saw him when I first started HCG at 240 and when I showed up 6 month later at 160, he walked into the exam room and the first words he said were, "SHUT UP!! LOOK AT YOU!!"

I was only THAT woman for a very short time. But THAT is the woman I identify with now. I don't identify with Beth the plus-sized woman. She seems strange and alien to me. And she does not make me happy.

And Bonny, I don't view the July challenge as a deadline. I think if I did, I would have spent this month running amok as far as eating bad food, lol. I am looking forward to it. I just meant that in the back of my mind was the knowledge that in a few more days, there would be no more strawberry greek yogurt granola bars.

I wish I COULD empty the cabinets of all the carby stuff. But DH needs to maintain his weight while on the chemo and it's easier said than done. He's been losing weight over the last few chemo cycles and this of course is of concern to the oncologist. I am finding that I have to add calories any way I can to his food - he needs at least 3,000 a day to maintain his weight - even the smoothie I make for him in the morning has over 1,000 calories (I add Ensure to the protein powder, greek yogurt, HWC, and frozen berries). So he likes his crackers and breads and I have to have them around the house. I just have to be better than that!

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I can relate to a lot of what you have been through....won't go into the details but I am sorry.

My sister had colon cancer and she lost a bunch of weight that she didn't have to lose ...ended up in the hospital...the chemo kicked her but and what ever she ate didn't last long inside her. She kicked though.

I took care of my father when he was dying of cancer and the one thing he would eat was ice cream....if your hubby likes it give it too him...also milk shakes....what is need is fattening food not so much healthy....just try to keep the weight on till the end of the chemo. What kind of cancer does he have? When will his chemo be done....we are here for you in any way you need us to be....the only phrase that my sister & I came up with as far as cancer goes..."it f***'in s*cks. Runs rampid in my family...just waiting for my turn to come up.
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EJW, there are many studies showing that cancer feeds on carbs and sugar, so in addition to losing weight, you may be taken some preventative measures right now to make sure that you don't get it too! This way of eating may be benefiting you in more ways than you realize.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:13 PM   #792
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Good morning to all.

Yes, MtherGoos, you are so right about the health benefits of low carb. This article opened my eyes a bit....

“It is not only used as a healthy lifestyle, it is also used for conditions such as infantile spasms, epilepsy, autism, brain tumors, Alzheimer's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, depression, stroke, head trauma, Parkinson's disease, migraine, sleep disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety, ADHD, irritability, polycystic ovarian disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux, obesity, cardiovascular disease, acne, type 2 diabetes, tremors, respiratory failure and virtually every neurological problem but also cancer, and conditions where tissues need to recover after a loss of oxygen.”

“A healthy ketosis also helps starve cancer cells as they are unable to use ketones for fuel, relying on glucose alone for their growth.”

The Ketogenic Diet - An Overview -- Health & Wellness -- Sott.net
The Ketogenic Diet - An Overview -- Health & Wellness -- Sott.net

9 - 196.5 (started low carb)
17 - 194.0
19 - 192.0
20 - 192.0
21 - 190.5
22 - 191.5
23 - 190.5
24 - 190.5
25 - 190.5
26 - 190.5
27 - 190.5
28 - 190.5

So, even with no progress at all, this is still progress, as it is one more day low carb.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:27 PM   #793
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Mountain, isn't it amazing and eye opening? Many of my family members really believe that, although I've lost weight, I'm slowly killing myself with this way of eating. No matter how many times I go over ALL the health benefits, they actually believe I'm crazy. Now that I'm at goal, they're hoping I'll convert to a "healthy" way of eating. LOL No matter what I say, they don't believe me about all the health benefits of a ketogenic way of eating.
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Yes, MtherGoos. But propaganda and decades of indoctrination have confused many people... including me.

A good friend of mine goes on 14 mile hikes up mountains, and bikes every other day. And then offers me low fat brownies, made with a ton of sugar and a chemical soup, and tells me this is how he eats a healthy low fat diet. And no, he’s a bit pudgier than me, despite that exercise. And of course I can’t tell him a thing... at least, not until I get this weight off.

For anyone who still trusts the medical and dietary standards system we have, try this article out for size.

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The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:29 PM   #795
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hi everyone!! oh i had a busy news day today - the suspected Benghazi terrorist arrived in DC and had a hearing in court. ACK! but now it's over until his next court appearance on wednesday.

I have guacamole at home for supper, along with some egg salad, I think! yum
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Can I lose 2.4 lbs in the next 2 days to make my June goal?! I'm ok with wherever I end up...because it is lighter than what I started the month out and heavier than what I'll end next month at! Woohoo!! It is so exciting to lose weight while being satisfied with my WOE!

Mountain - It is funny you talk about the indoctrination of the masses because even NOW.....TODAY.....I was telling my son that he really should be eating more vegetables!! I can't believe those words even left my mouth considering I haven't had any vegetables for the past 5 months (save maybe 3 salads)! It is so engrained in my brain that it just popped out before I could stop it.

Lilac - So happy to hear that you have declared this year as yours to work on yourself. You deserve your own attention and the benefits that come with that. Your family will benefit too!

Ellen - You are knocking that weight off little by little!

Baddabing - I love it when I can surprise my hubby with something I can do that he doesn't know about! The look on his face is always priceless!

Better - Love it when I can get a new bra! I was able to throw all my ginormous bras out this afternoon and brought out the smaller ones! Woohoo!! I know you came back from that shopping trip all giddy Just imagine the shopping we'll do when we are able to shop the normal size clothing! Those clothes are so cute!! It is so frustrating that the manufacturers don't make all those clothes in my size.
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How did the draft go? We were watching it last night, but I realized I didn't know your son's name.
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Morning All

Wow, we had quiet boards yesterday. Hope that means you were all busy with family and friends and having a great time!!

Did I mention my landscaper got upset when I asked him to fix stones that had been set to low? Kid dug holes, then without a base placed them back in and stomped on them, no leveling so when it rained I noticed they were all below ground level. Anyway the boss gets pissed, has them come back and fix and asks me to leave his cheque in the mailbox. Doesn't show up for 3 days and notices the arbour is gone. I mentioned it blew over 24 hrs after install. He says he's sending his guys back. Calls me 3 hrs later to say he now can't send them back unless I pay more. I say no thank you, I'll fix it myself. He goes into a tirade on the phone and seems so concerned I'm gonna put a complaint in with the BBB that he yells at me that he's gonna give me all my money back. The neighbors and I agree that's gonna happen. Well, yesterday ALL the money is returned, even the deposit!!! WHAT?? Who does that?? I never asked him to fix the arbour and after the sidewalk block incident, I had no intention about even mentioning the arbour. Scary dude, man!!!

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29th June

Morning Folks,
Yup, yesterday was busy. Managed to get out with my buddies in the morning to feed mosquitoes. Day progressed to hot & humid; thankfully we had lots of water with us.
After dropping the youngster off at a sleep over, DW & DS announced it was gym time. Then spent a few hours at a buddy's place with some modified margaritas.
I can't believe there are still members here who need confirmation on the WOE!
So, do yourselves a favor & go read about an internet friend of mine story: Diabetes Warrior
Lilac: I'm not a Dr so please don't get pissed off; actually, you & the rest of us should be mad at big pharma. I read an article about Dr Warburg who discovered that cancer cells had to use sugar to survive; this was in 1922!
You can read about him here: Cancer Cause & Prevention: Normal Cells Oxygen Respiration/Sugar Fermentation in Cancer Cells (Dr. Otto Warburg)
My DW (also not a Dr) suggested making him lots of bone broth & feeding him grass fed butter.
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Bonny-Jean, Yay!!! So glad you got your money back ! Maybe you can use it to have someone come out and fix everything he messed up! And you are so so so close to the 150s!
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Good Morning
It is a beautiful, sunny morning here I'm down another 1 1/2lbs!!
Looks like I'm not going to make it to the 270 goal that I set for myself this month but I have no complaints about my 12lb loss so far!!

Bonny - Every time I talk about hiring someone to do anything for us, my hubby reminds me off ALL the times we have hired someone and then NOT been happy with the work they did! I have learned to do so many things: Hanging drywall and mudding it--Hanging doors--Crown molding--Putting down laminate flooring--Tiling floors--Plumbing--Electrical work. My next project is tiling our shower stalls. It may take me a lot longer to do these projects but I'm happy with them when I'm finished!
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morning everyone!

Lilac - yes yes you've had some bad breaks lately, and I feel for you. I've been pretty hard core LC for the past 12 years, and I thinking about it as a sort of switch in my head. Switch on, I don't have any yearnings or even twinges of yearnings for carbs (except yesterday when my colleague at work was looking at photos of delicious looking icebox cakes OMG). I make sure that there is something LC to eat wherever I am - whether it's a hard boiled egg or a block of cheese or pepperoni stick, etc. Even if I don't eat it, the knowledge that it is THERE is a big help. Also, I don't really mind eating the same things every day for a few days or a week, or whatever. I don't buy a lot of food, and I don't obsess about food. It's fuel, for the most part, unless I'm out with my BF and we're trying out a charcuterie plate or something like that. In DC, at least, more and more restaurants are specializing in charcuterie and artisanal cheeses, etc. It's pretty exciting. Next week I'll be in Maine, where there is ALWAYS lobster, which i love. And mussels and clams and wonderful fish. That's all I need for the summer, along with Maine's fabulous blueberries. Oh, and whipped cream, yes! I have an ISI whipped cream maker and I sweeten the cream with davinci and torani syrups. Satisfied my sweet tooth instantly!
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I wanted to say that Bonny-Jean your new photo is FANTASTIC!
kimber- your weight loss this month has been great
Mthergoos i forgot what i was going to say to you! Oh yeah, splits in yoga class- whooot!
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:12 AM   #803
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MamaG: Thanks but it will be the 3rd time paying to have that front sidewalk done. No, I'm gonna try to fix it myself!! Instead of chipping off excess medium sized slabs to fit in smaller places, I caught them dropping the whole slab onto the city sidewalk. I specifically asked them if they had a wedge or chiseling tool!! Now they're filling in the large cracks with a thousand tiny pcs which will never stay in place. Ugh, what a bunch of idiots. It's pretty sad when you're telling "professionals" how to do stuff!!!! I thought they knew what they were doing even when they set the arbour legs in only 6-8". I was gonna ask them if I should run and get some pressure treated wood but again, thought they knew what they were doing. This was a recommended landscape company with many large government projects they did so who are you really gonna trust???

Kimber: Have to agree hiring contractors, even with references can be a crap shoot! Over the years I've done a few total blow out renovations, inside and out. Most times I do the work myself just this time I didn't wanna mess with the sidewalks. Very hard and heavy work and I suck at leveling and grading sidewalks but at this point, I don't think my work would have turned out any worse than theirs. (eye roll!!)

DQ: thanks hon!!

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Old 06-29-2014, 11:25 AM   #804
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Good morning everyone!

Ate only 9 carbs yesterday (7 net carbs if you like it that way). That seemed to help.

9 - 196.5 (started low carb)
17 - 194.0
19 - 192.0
20 - 192.0
21 - 190.5
22 - 191.5
23 - 190.5
24 - 190.5
25 - 190.5
26 - 190.5
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:27 AM   #805
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Yay for you Mountain!!! 2lbs! WooHoo!!
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:03 PM   #806
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Mountain: Congrats on your loss.
Pretty substantial job you're doing there!!

btw: I personally don't believe in "net" carbs. I find it just gives an excuse to eat more "real" carbs. Way to go on woe!!
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:15 PM   #807
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Thank you, Kimber and Bonny-Jean. We’ll see how it goes.

I don’t know about “net” carbs either. I could eat 10 pounds of chopped spinach today and not gain a thing, right? Well, maybe. Anyway, from here on out I’ll just post the carbs as carbs.

CdnPaleoGuy - Those are great web sites, thank you! So we’ve known about cancer and sugar for nearly a century, huh? That’s sad. And the Diabetes Warrior site is inspirational. I’m going to try the simple exercises. I walk an hour or more each day, but that is proving insufficient.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:01 PM   #808
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LOL. Well, one pound is like 14 carbs so I wouldn't do 10!!!
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:33 PM   #809
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I can't wait until the July 1st challenge! You all r so much fun. I love reading your posts. So funny. I'm reading March's now. We r going into town tonight. Going to see Maleficent. (Movie about the evil one who puts a curse on Sleeping Beauty)

Kimber - read your post on another thread. I'm going to follow your lead and not eat one kernel of popcorn. My little girl had a 3 coupons for free small popcorn. Perfect. My dh, ds and her. I'm trying to figure out what to bring. It's an old time theatre owned by local family. I think they'll let me bring a cup of java in.
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147.4------18---------------TALLY
147.6------19....+.2 ..........+.2
147.4------20.....-.2..............0
147.6------21....+.2...........+.2
147.4------22.....-.2............. 0
147.4------23.......0..............0
146.6------24.....-.8............-.8
146.4------25.....-.2............-1.0
145.6------26.....-.8............-1.8
145.2------27.....-.4............-2.2
145.2------28.......0............-2.2
145.2------29.......0............-2.2 again

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