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Old 08-11-2012, 11:34 AM   #991
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It came out!!! I had to unplug the vcr and then plug it back in. Yippee!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #992
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Cheryl-glad you're in a better place now. Glad the cable guy could help straighten out that internet mess. I hope that job works out for you. It sounds perfect for you. And a bit of extra money would certainly be helpful!! Such a hectic few days for you!! And glad the DVD player released your movie!

I'm doing well, but we're on the run most of this weekend. My MIL is here with us the rest of the week, but my FIL went home. Whew!! Been busy taking care of everyone. Lots of cooking and serving and cleaning up afterwards!! I feel like a cross between the short order cook and maid . Dh just answered the door to a Salad Master salesperson. They made us a "free" salad w. thier neat little toy, in attempts to get us to have an in home demo. I had to be the heavy and let them leave. Then dh tossed the "salad" down the drain (radishes, celery and cabbage) and surprise, surprise - the garbage disposal is broken!! Wonderful!! After letting him try to "fix' it - plunger-really? Anyway, I got to spend the next 30 minutes sifting through the debris, and unclogging the drain and disposal. Just how I wanted to spend my Sat. morning . Ah, the little suprises in life indeed!!
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I firmly believe that he who does the cooking is not the same person as he would does the clean-up. So if that is the rule, it's good to mix things up so it isn't always the same person dealing with the mess. Always more fun making a mess than cleaning it up. Right?

Look who's talking about a busy few days! Oh no! That must have been some salad to kill the garbage disposal. I've done that a number of times and it was always with potato peelings. Now the really tough stuff goes in the garbage. I love having a garbage disposal again. I haven't lived in a house that had a working one since 2002! I hope it can be fixed and not need to be replaced. They aren't cheap! At least the good ones aren't.

Thanks for stopping by! Always lovely to see you. Now I'm going over to your journal cause I saw you posted over there, too. Have a great rest of your weekend. And remember to delegate!
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WOW! I just loved that movie! I'm going to buy a copy someday. That is the type of movie I can watch again and again. Tim Mcgraw was a great actor! I never knew he had that ability.
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Cheryl, Agreed! We love it in my household. Its one we always put on when we see it on cable. And definitely DVD worthy, LOL!
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Erin, most times when I hear good reviews about a movie, I don't like it as much as I think I will. But this one really was as good as they said it was! I absolutely adore movies and books that are based on real-life events. I'm not a big fiction person at all. And I love things that uplift you! In this life, we need as much "uplifting" as we can get.

Doing very well this week! Only really in the midst of the week, considering when I began again in earnest, but I'm very pleased. Not taking the S days overboard and didn't even buy stuff that I couldn't eat during the week. I went shopping yesterday and I only bought rolls (for cheeseburgers. I'm "on a roll" with cheeseburgers cooked on the grill,) bananas, peaches, 1% milk, cheddar cheese, and some locally-grown produce: 5 ears of corn on the cob, about 4 Zucchini's, and some tomatoes. It was like shopping at the farmer's market only in air conditioning! Very nice.

I also picked some pears (or should I say "spared some pears", from the bugs) from the tree outside in the yard. The landlady doesn't spray it or try to protect it from vermin but maybe next year I'll try. The pears are wonderful! She also has an apple tree but I think the birds ate all the blossoms cause there isn't a single apple on the poor thing. And the leaves are looking terrible.

Oh, yeah. I did buy some stuff that went into the pantry. I got some Kraft Mac 'n Cheese (craving that lately) and two cans of Spaghettios with franks. Not so wonderful. Had one last night. Sometimes I get in these weird places where I want that kind of stuff. On No S, I can have them!

I've been drinking a lot of water lately, too! And really enjoying it. I filter my tap water through a Brita filter and store it in a large container in the refrigerator. It takes about 3 or more pitchers of filtered water to fill it, but then it's very handy whenever I want some. And the iced coffees I have during the day are so enjoyable, too. I just try not to have caffeine late in the day.

I hope all of you lovely ladies are doing well today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Tomorrow at 1pm, I have an appointment with the lady at the gym. It will be my initial trip (this time around) and they have to do what they have to do. I wish I didn't have the farm just a few hours after that. Maybe I should change the appointment to Wednesday. At least then I can give it my all and not be worrying about the clock.

I plan to take a relaxing day of reading and watching movies on this last S day for the week. It's sunny here today and humid, so the windows are closed up tight. I saw that there was a very stiff breeze yesterday so I shut off all the fans and air conditioners and opened windows all over the house. Suddenly the wind died down and I was left feeling sticky and wishing I hadn't gone through all that.
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Cisco walked for a full hour on the treadmill today and did 2 miles. I kept asking her if she was done, if she had enough, if she wanted to get off, and even told her to "woof" when she was finished. I was in the room with her, so was keeping a watchful eye. She never cried "uncle"! I finally just stopped it at one hour and gave her lots of lovin and praise.

So she inspired me and I got into some appropriate clothes and my shoes and decided to do one mile of walk/run. I was streaming The Biggest Loser on Netflix as I walked for 2 minutes and than jogged for 1. It took me 18.40 minutes and I burned 100 calories (including the cool down.) I feel great! One minute of jogging is totally doable, even for me. Then the 2 minutes of walking acted like a rest period. But I still was able to walk at a slightly faster pace between jogs than I would have felt comfortable with if I'd only been walking. Sometimes 3 mph seems a bit much. I'm kind of short and my legs are short for my body. I have a longer torso.

Anyway, I feel tingly all over and I'm happy with myself. Cisco got back onto the treadmill after I turned it off and sat down to remove my shoes. What a crazy dog! I had to tell her "No! You already had yours." What a riot.
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Cisco walked for a full hour on the treadmill today and did 2 miles. I kept asking her if she was done, if she had enough, if she wanted to get off, and even told her to "woof" when she was finished. I was in the room with her, so was keeping a watchful eye. She never cried "uncle"! I finally just stopped it at one hour and gave her lots of lovin and praise.

So she inspired me and I got into some appropriate clothes and my shoes and decided to do one mile of walk/run. I was streaming The Biggest Loser on Netflix as I walked for 2 minutes and than jogged for 1. It took me 18.40 minutes and I burned 100 calories (including the cool down.) I feel great! One minute of jogging is totally doable, even for me. Then the 2 minutes of walking acted like a rest period. But I still was able to walk at a slightly faster pace between jogs than I would have felt comfortable with if I'd only been walking. Sometimes 3 mph seems a bit much. I'm kind of short and my legs are short for my body. I have a longer torso.

Anyway, I feel tingly all over and I'm happy with myself. Cisco got back onto the treadmill after I turned it off and sat down to remove my shoes. What a crazy dog! I had to tell her "No! You already had yours." What a riot.

YAY...Good for you . What a crazy dog! hahaha
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Makes me wonder just how long she'd walk on it if I didn't intervene. And what she would do in order to tell me she'd had enough. Maybe I'll test her soon and see what happens. Maybe go for 1.5 hours next time if she is still "in the zone."
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Just stopping in for a quick hello. Glad to hear about the treadmill today and the gym time tomorrow. Im in deep training mode now 13 to 15 miles 4times a week and traveling for work. Stay motivated and you will go far...enjoy your S day
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Thanks, Bee! Nice to see you. I have my training plan all mapped out. I'll see how well it works and then reassess. But before I go into all that, I have big news!!!

The Vet Dr called me just now at 10 pm and we talked for almost 20 minutes in a casual sort of interview. He reviewed my resume and he's interested in meeting face-to-face for a real interview (if you can call meeting at Starbucks a "real interview.") He's going to be on the road and says he will be in the vacinity of Starbucks at 1:30 pm. So I'm going tomorrow for an interview!!!

I will be rescheduling my plan to meet with the gym lady and make that Tuesday morning or Wednesday morning/afternoon. OMG! This is HUGE! Please pray that I don't mess this interview up! It's so hard to tell someone you are collecting disability insurance and that you are fully capable of doing what they need you to do.

If it wasn't so darn late, I'd be calling my sister Donna. I'm about to scream! I never would have expected a call at 10 pm. I didn't recognize the number on the caller ID but I answered it just the same. I'm so glad I did!

Ladies, I will be back tomorrow to tell how it went. Please do pray for me! This could be a total answer to prayer.
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Good morning! Are you ready for your interview? I'm sure you'll do fine. Do you have to tell him you're on disability, since you're worried about his reaction? I don't think you have to tell anyone. You'll have to tell Social Security you are working, but not the other way around. Ya know?
Chloe is sick. She had a temp of 102.9 last night. This morning I felt her at 5 a.m., and again at 9, and she doesn't feel nearly as hot.
When we were at the babyshower she started getting warm and I told my dd so we left. It was at the end of it anyways. We saw her open her gifts. Poor thing didn't get much she really needs. We got her a sleeper (its something you lay baby in to sleep beside you in bed), diaper gift set and a couple sleepers. Next month I'll buy her a pack n play (play pen) and get her other things she needs. I'll get her started the best I can.
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Well, I think it would be wise to tell him, because I told him I only needed to supplement my income. I told him that I had an income and medical insurance already. If he asks me about it, I'll have to tell him what that income is. I asked him approximately how many hours the job would be per week and he said it varied. Then he asked me what I was hoping for. I took a guess and said I was hoping for 16-20 hours, but that's not really what I want. I just didn't want to low-ball it and make him think I couldn't handle that much work. He asked if it would be fewer hours than that, if it would be a problem and I assured him that it would be fine and wouldn't cause a hardship for me.

Chloe's sick? Oh no! I'm glad the fever is starting to go down. I hope it's nothing. That's too bad that she didn't get things she really needed (or should I say You guys didn't get the things you need.) Is there a place like, "Once upon a Child" near you? That's a store that sells used baby items. Google for stores like that and you might be surprised what you can find there, and you'll save oodles of money. I highly recommend Freecycle.org, too. Look for a local chapter and join. Then start posting for things you need and you will be amazed how helpful people are.

Usually they ask that you post an "offer" before you start posting "wanted" ads, but that's no big deal. It doesn't need to be anything large or something you'd miss. It is mainly to keep our landfills from filling up with stuff that still has life, but it ends up being so much more than that! Check it out, soon!

Need to get ready for the interview. I know it will be casual so I'm just going to dress comfortably (slacks, a flattering top, matching leather shoes, etc) and put on make-up. We're meeting at Starbucks so I want to get there a little bit early and get an iced coffee so I'll have something to sip on during our talk. I really hope it's just a casual conversation. I detest interviews.

On the phone last night, he asked what my long-range goals were. That just cracks me up because, as far as career goals, my long-range goals are to keep collecting disability. But I can't really say that. I want to work for him! That's what I want. And I want to keep volunteering with the horses and I want to frequent the gym on a weekly basis and get my body in it's best condition ever. In my spare time, I want to live a peaceful, quiet, serene life at home with my dog in this amazing duplex. That's it!

I just got a call from my sister and I got to fill her in on the conversation I had with the Vet last night. They are in RI today and driving back to Eastern CT to go to the Casino. No doubt for the buffet! I hope she behaves herself. She's praying for me for the job and she's very excited for me.

So I'd better go get ready. It's still 2 hours away but I want to take my time applying my makeup, etc.

Have a wonderful day, ladies! And Chloe, please get better fast!
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The interview went really well! We were talking (he, his wife and I) for over an hour. I texted my sister afterward and wrote, "Slam Dunk! But it's not a done-deal yet." I still have to fill out an application and fax it to them tomorrow. When we parted company, the woman said they had more interviews to go do, but I really felt it went as well as I dared to hope it would. My enthusiasm came shining through and I appeared confidant and I was very open and honest about everything.

I will let you know the end result! Thank you so much for your prayers. Keep 'em coming!

I had just enough time to run home and get changed, scarf down two bananas, get some water and drive to the farm. On the way, I remembered I had a DVD that was due back at the library today so I stopped to drop that off. Their parking lot is pretty steep and so I set my emergency brake and put it in park. When I came back out, I turned on the car, pressed down the brake pedal and it went straight to the floor. Oh, no! This happened not that long ago, right after I had set the emergency brake on another steep slope. This time, they had better find out what is causing it to cut the brake line. That will happen tomorrow, God-willing.

So as I was heading from the library to the farm, I drove past a coffee table out by the road. I turned around (carefully) and inspected it. I put it into the back of my car and off I drove. I down-shifted into 1st whenever I knew I was coming up on a full stop intersection and there was enough braking power left in the regular brakes to slow me down and even stop me if I down-shifted and braked long before I had to stop. So tomorrow I take it back to the mechanic and walk home. Hopefully they can fix it for real this time.

Then I had a "good time" at the farm. I'm still sweating like an absolute pig so my theory of it being caused by that medication that I stopped is a false one. I'm just simply in need of a drastic weight change and working out like crazy at the gym. It worries me because this Vet wants to use me as a surgical assistant and if I sweat like this at the farm, I can only imagine how I'll feel when I'm in gown and gloves and mask, and maybe during a procedure that can last a few hours. This is a real concern. I mean, I might have to pack ice inside my clothes!

I got to help orient a new young lady at the farm today, too. The manager said she had horse experience but maybe only a little more than I had in the beginning. It was cool instructing her on things. I could not for the life of me remember her name. I will try and get it right cause she will be working with me on Mondays from now on.

Other than that, I am tired and I ended up taking two Restoril last night, knowing it wasn't going to happen with only one (with the excitement of the interview.) I slept like a log! Tonight, back to only one pill, plus my Melatonin.

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PS: The coffee table is wooden with an old-fashioned look about it. It is an oval shape with four legs that kind of go down into that curvy little paw-like feet. It has way too many coats of paint on it so it will be an excellent refurbishing project. I've seen on HGTV this stuff that strips layer after layer of paint off of furniture and all you have to do is scrape it off with a putty knife. It's going to look amazing when I get done with it.
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Hi Cheryl! Just stopping by to say "HI!"

I'm on JUDDD for maintenance and doing well, still in full time school and running my business and being all crazy busy like usual. Trying to rehab the hip still with exercise and nutrition instead of a surgery.

Congrats on the recent birthday! I am 50 also.
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Me, neither! But it makes it hard to maintain relationships sometimes.

Glad to hear you're doing well and staying busy. I'm glad JUDDD works well for you. For a binge-eater like me, it just didn't work with my psyche. But I'm loving No S so far and I think I can do this for life.

What is your major? I guess I never realized you went to school. Good for you! I don't think I have that in me at this age and stage in my life. What sort of business are you in? Wow, C'Marie. I have oodles of admiration for you! Never knew what a dynamo you were.

I can't get my car with its faulty brakes into the shop today so I will just drive it like I did yesterday: very carefully. I have to fax the job application from the library and get to the farm to have a very interesting day of equine care in the rain. It just started to sprinkle here but I looked online at the radar and it is looking pretty nasty. Not storm and power-outage nasty but definitely clothes-stuck-to-every-inch-of-your-body nasty. The horses will be in their stalls and run-ins and so there will be more mucking of stalls than cleaning of paddocks. I don't mind that, if I can get the stall-hogs out of the way in order to get to the offending substances.

The job ap was easy. Since I didn't have to reiterate all the stuff on my resume, it was just the basic stuff and three personal references. I hope so much that I get this job! It would be absolutely perfect for me, providing I can learn to deal with being gowned-up in his home-based OR.

Will BBL. Love to all of you!
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hey cheryl, sorry I haven't talked much lately. Chloe is sick. my dd & i took her to the dr this evening and she has a virus that causes blisters in the back of her throat and spikes her temp way up. Today it was 103.8! talk about peeing my pants! But he said its normal for this virus to have temp spikes up to 105*! so we have a sick baby here and giving her baby motrin to get that temp under control. This lasts up to 5 days too. Shes not eating much, but she is drinking and I can get her to eat yogurt with me.
She got it from someone who may not have known they had it. The incubation time is 1-2 weeks. The only place shes been is her dad's.
About me....still trying to lose some weight! LOL I'm not in a race so we'll see where I'm at on Friday.
We got a storm here that was loud as all get out! Tons of lightening & thunder and it woke up chloe from her nap. I was outside on the porch at first bc it was just a shower then BAM! LOL I ran in the house! hahaha
Well, I need to get my things out of the dryer now. ttys & hope you had a good day at the farm.
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Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that, Tammy. There's nothing worse than a very sick baby. I hope the baby motrin does help her discomfort. Thank God for things like ice cream, jello and yogurt! I know it tastes nasty, but when I have a terribly sore throat, I resort to that Chloraseptic spray. It helps numb the pain so you can at least swallow without crying.

You should ask if anyone over at her Dad's place came down with something viral, too. Like you said, they probably didn't have symptoms at the time when they had her over, but if they did have some, they need to know what their recklessness resulted in.

I thought we were going to have a storm here today too, but we only got a few sprinkles before I left for the farm and then nothing since then. I'm glad.

I faxed the application from the library and I got a call-back from the guy from the disability office. I'm okay and not in jeopardy of losing my income if I earn that little money per month. Now all I need is for them to make me an offer!

Tammy, I will be praying for Chloe. I had more bad health news today. A close friend of the family's son has had an emergency appendectomy today. He's only in his 20's. They were able to remove it laparoscopically but on its way out of the body, it leaked. So then they had to massively irrigate his abdominal cavity and place a drain in. He's in the hospital for an over-night just to be on the safe side. Then he goes back home, God willing without any further complications.

May we all have a safe and peaceful night tonight. Chloe, get better fast, honey! We love you, sweet-thing.
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I don't think motrin is a fever-reducer. Why don't they have her on baby Tylenol? Motrin is an anti-inflammatory and will help with the pain, but do nothing for her fever. You want to keep that from getting out of control. What did the Dr say? I could be wrong, but I don't think I am.

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Q. What's better for my child when she has a fever, acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)?
A. Although some people will ask how high the fever is before answering that question, in reality, you should probably just use the medicine that has seemed to work the best for your child in the past. If she usually responds well to Tylenol, then stick with it. If Motrin or Advil work better for her, then use one of them instead.

Children's Tylenol is marketed as the 'Pediatrician's First Choice', but ibuprofen supposedly 'reduces fever faster than Children's Tylenol' and 'lasts longer', making Children's Motrin 'the #1 choice of pediatricians for long-lasting fever relief'.
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Yeah, tylenol lasts about 4 hrs, the motrin lasts 6. So we give her that and my dd just has to wake up once thru the night
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I never knew that about motrin. I take it routinely but I never get fevers, even when very ill.
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Hi again, to answer your question Cheryl, I own a tax office and I am in business management classes to finish my degree. Kinda putting the cart before the horse, LOL. but I'm doing my management degree to segway into semi-retirement in a few years doing some other stuff as well during the offseason. I'm a seminar speaker in continuing education topics and building that end of it.

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That's great, C'Marie. Sounds like you know exactly what you want to achieve + I appaude you!

T-storm + brief power outage @ 0600. Modem down again. I waited until after 0800 to text the woman who is my back-up person for my back-up person. Yes, it is ridiculous.

Need to drive car to mechanic + walk back home but I'm so sleepy + want to just fall back to sleep for a while longer. Think that idea is taking hold. TTYL, hopefully via computer.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:49 PM   #1017
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Hello, ladies! Had a busy and very fruitful day. FINALLY got my internet set up so that I won't ever be without it again.

Did some exercise while Cisco did the treadmill, then my landlady and her son showed up to fix the computer nonsense. They were here for what must have been 3-4 hours, so my exercise got interrupted and will stay done for the day. But I did some!!!!

And I weighed today, just to see where I was at. I thought I was up 0.8 but I'd forgotten just how high my weight had gotten in the past week or two. I'm actually down 3.4 lbs. Nothing to write home about, but I'm enjoying my life and I see the end of the tunnel.

Still got the problem with my brakes and the mechanic couldn't fit me in today. He said to call them at 10 am tomorrow to see if they could tackle it on Friday. I hope I'm not driving it like this all weekend. I want to go to the gym. I want to get this show on the road!

I send my love to you all. Have a peaceful and restful evening.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #1018
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Official weigh-in day for the week and I'm 192.6. I'm sad that I've gotten 30 lbs heavier than I was a year ago but it is what it is. It's all a learning experience and we pick up each day and carry our cross again.

I have GOT to push myself to get to the gym. I'm still in that inertia phase and I know that once I get some momentum, it will be much easier to go. Actually, according to the schedule that I had mapped out for my weekly routines, Saturday is my day for doing absolutely nothing. My one day of total rest and down-time. I guess I'll just go with that and head to the gym for my scheduled day of weights and cardio tomorrow. Then Monday morning or early afternoon is my free-style pool time, followed by the farm.

Dang it! I just remembered that I need to drop the car off at the mechanic at 0800 on Monday. Does life ever go according to plan? I will pray that they can get the brake line repaired before noon and then I can carry-on with my day as scheduled. But tomorrow I put on my gym clothes and a small towel and nothing else. Keeping it simple always works better for me. No gym bag, no locker, no lock= less trouble.

I started tracking my calories on ****** as of yesterday. I have a good idea of what I'm eating now. Yesterday I was right around 1500. Not bad for a No S plan. Now it's an S day and I have nothing in the house that would be an S day treat. I don't plan on buying anything that wouldn't be allowed on an N day, so I'll just maybe eat a snack or two. I kind of like to stay consistent now, even on S days. If it's a special occasion S day, then I'll take full advantage. But just because it's the weekend? The losses are slow enough as it is!

I started feeding Cisco (my pooch) an extra scoop of kibble each day. Now that she's a treadmill-walking fool, she's getting too lean. I haven't tested her to see just how long she'd walk if I let her. Something always happens around the 50-60 minute mark that drags me away from the office/exercise room and I don't like to leave her alone on it. So I take her off and she's still "in the zone." I really think she gets a runners high. I wonder where she goes in her doggy mind when she's on the treadmill. I know it's a happy place!

My landlady bought a UPS device and came to hook it up for me yesterday! That woman goes above and beyond. I told her I'd buy one but she found a 20% off coupon for Staples and she was in the store for something else and she found a good one that only came to around $48 with the coupon. Now when we have minor, annoying power "flickers", there will be no interruption with the modem or the router.

And you will never again have to listen to me carp about it!!!!

While Cissy was on the treadmill two days ago, I sat at the desk and did some upper body work with light weights. I did bicep curls and the one where you hold the weight above your head and lower and raise it up (works the triceps), and then I did lat work and then I used my exercise ball and did some of those moves where you put the ball between your back and the wall and you slide down so that you are in a squat position and you hold it. That's a killer move! Lastly (before I got interrupted) I put all my weight on the ball (and it didn't pop! ) and did some leg raises (for the glutes.) I found that the ball was in need of air so I found the neighbor's bike pump in the shed and will top it off today. They're still on their cruise.

I think I'm also going to pump up the tires on my bicycle. I have yet to ride it but where I'm living now, it just makes sense to use it to run my small errands close to home. I just need a back pack to carry whatever I'm buying in. (I know, I know. Big wind bag.)

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Miss you.

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #1019
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Cheryl-this is a great post!! Sorry the weight isn't lower, but you've got to start somewhere, right? Love hearing about the exercise and your schedule for the gym!! That's excellent!! So proud of you!! And excited as you embark on this new routine! And about the landlady and the router/ps. All good stuff!! You're on an upswing lady!! KUTGW!! The weight will go down eventually. Take it 1 day at time. Make good choices consistently. Don't go crazy for little spurts, then fall off and binge. Baby steps will get you where you want to go!!
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Yes! Totally an up-swing these days, and I thank GOD for it. Now if I can only hear from the Veterinarian, I'll know if I have a greater income and a new challenge for my mind and career.

I ended up stopping at the store after running over to the old abode to pick up a few more things. This has turned into a total S day. It will be my only one this weekend, though. Next weekend is the big town fair (Lion's Club.) I will be going to that for probably two days. I just LOVE that fair. So next weekend will be two S days in the S'iest of ways.

Julie, that's quite the lively exchange you have going on over there on your journal today. I get exhausted just trying to read through it all! It boggles my mind sometimes to delve too deeply into stuff.

I think I'm going to make a change in my No S diet this week. I'm going to cut back on fat. I think I can adjust to having my cheeseburger on a bun with mustard rather than mayo, and that will cut back 250 calories in that one meal alone. I'm going to cut back on butter, too. I was putting it on certain things but I'll try getting used to that "zero calorie" butter spray again. My taste buds will adjust.

I don't want all my hard work at the gym and at home to be nullified by too many calories. Looking at what is truly calling my name lately, I think these are changes I can make and stick with. I'll have mayo and butter on the S days. If I want to eat high-carb, I need to make it low fat. Bummer, but I know my body well enough after all this time.

I hope everyone has a lovely Saturday evening and a very special Sunday, too.

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