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  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Posts: 761Member Member Posts: 761Member Member
    @its_cleo, dang girl you must really love basketball to give up a trip to the Grand Canyon! I hope they won? :D What about the job? Is it a place you already work? I've applied and gotten management jobs in the past so I know what you mean about not sure if you want it. sometimes the money isn't worth the headaches. Good luck! <3

    @Evamutt, welcome! How long has it been since you were in maintenance? MFP will take your age into account. Also, you would get more calories for maintenance than for weight loss. I know that it can all be very frustrating. :/

    @trooworld, how was the Thai food? What did you get? :D We are warming up here too. What I’ve found since doing IF is that I’m always cold, so I actually like going outside. Today, I just went and stood in the sun for about 5 minutes. Bummer about the entertainment center. Are you going to be able to return it?

    @theslightedgeforever, I hope you have a great time with your son! Did your daughter find the perfect apartment? Did I miss you saying that? :blush:

    @TrishasTime, bummer about your ankle! Is it hurting more now that your weather is getting cooler? <3

    I spent a great deal of time the last two days watching videos from The Sugar Summit that I found on one of my Facebook groups. Very interesting people and have me really thinking about how much junk I’ve put into my body over the years and praising God that I’m not sick with diabetes or some other health issue. I don’t want to be either and that is why getting healthy and losing this weight is so important! So, I’ve spent a good part of my day meal planning and along with my IF I will start low carb. I’m not going full Keto unless I have to. I plan to keep at it for at least two or three months and see what happens. I figure it can’t hurt and I just might drop a pound or two. :D I’ve changed my WW meeting to Wednesday so fingers are crossed that the scale will be nice to me.
  • TrishasTimeTrishasTime Posts: 539Member, Premium Member Posts: 539Member, Premium Member
    GM everyone

    @Teresaw1020 - Would you mind sharing the link for the sugar summit? I think it would be an interesting watch. How did the coffee machine purchase go? It does indeed seem to be hurting more now the weather is cooler.

    @RetiredAndLovingIt - Where is IA - I am in Aus.

    @evamutt - I hate the difference between maintenance and losing calories too.

    @trooworld - Diabetes :( Are you the one going to give the shots? I am glad that they will send the replacement parts.

    @theslightedgeforver - paddle boat - geez that brought up memories :) Travel safely when heading off to your son.

    it is bitterly cold here. DH came down with man flu (no it is really a bad dose of flu), despite been given the annual flu shot. I am just grateful that he had the flu shot or it could be much worse. The A/V has been running 24/7 here. Once he gets cold - the hacking cough starts

    Off to work I go
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 1,013Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,013Member, Premium Member
    @teresaw1020 A decision hasn't been made on the apt yet. We saw 3 more today. Now she just has to make a decision. She won't move in til Aug and just live with her brother. I'm just glad not to have to look at apts anymore. Some of them were really nice. Heck, I'd like to live there. I liked all the fitness rooms they had. One had a separate room with a TV on it and a Fitness on demand system where you can just put on any workout program you want. Then there was a yoga pilates room. Now having said all this, I have a home gym. I wonder why they interested me more than my own. lol

    @trishasTime I tell you that paddleboat was hard. I'm glad I didn't rent it for an hour. It seemed to be easier when I was a kid but maybe I didn't do anything and just let my sister or father do all the work. I'll have to ask her. Man flu. SIGH.
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 1,013Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,013Member, Premium Member
    @Evamutt, on the calories, were you very active back then? Maybe you had a really high metabolism. I used to be able to lose about 1521 last year but now since I've lost a bit of weight I'm down to about 1350. Just track everything and see what your numbers are and go from there and experiment with it. One thing too is I was a lot more active than I am now. So I'm trying to get back to that.

    @RetiredAndLovingIt He lives close to Des Moines in Johnston. All my kids went to UNI in Cedar Falls.


    Tomorrow I will unpack the scale and figure out how much I've gained on my little excursion to MN. I hate not being able to weigh everyday. I did nothing but sit in a truck for 3 days. plus eating out at restaurants for at least 7 days. My plan is to go to the store and buy some healthy food so I can start eating here at the apt for the next two weeks.
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Posts: 761Member Member Posts: 761Member Member
    @Teresaw1020 - Would you mind sharing the link for the sugar summit? I think it would be an interesting watch. How did the coffee machine purchase go? It does indeed seem to be hurting more now the weather is cooler.
    Here is the link. Today is day 3. You can register and listen to each day for free or you can buy all the videos if you want. It's been VERY interesting!! :)

    http://kicksugarsummit.com/?afmc=5l&fbclid=IwAR12TelyJJxwTzBHgZduoRxry4Bp8tpT1voa-lpqVBdGd9j6CTIuW3dvyiM

    I'll write more later!
  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 973Member, Premium Member Posts: 973Member, Premium Member
    @TeresaW1020 The Thai food was really good and I had a great time. I got pad thai with mock duck. :) I don't want to go through the hassle of returning the entertainment center, so we are having the company send us replacement parts for the 2 parts that are damaged. Hopefully, those two parts don't arrive damaged as well! lol I've also done a lot of damage to my body over the years and it's a straight-up miracle that I don't have diabetes or some other serious health issue. Thanks for sharing the videos, I'll try to watch them later. I wish you (((( SKINNY VIBES )))) for weigh in today!

    @TrishasTime We haven't decided who will give the shots, but I will if I have to be the one. Yes, I'm glad too, that they will send replacement parts. And now they are saying that they want to refund us $40 for our trouble. I don't know if that is in addition to sending the parts? I guess so? I asked them. I hope your husband feels better soon and you don't catch it.

    @theslightedgeforever It sounds like your DD has a good selection to choose from.

    Hi all. Thai food was good but I didn't dare get on the scale this morning as I know it would have skyrocketed as a result. We didn't do meal prep this week, I was too busy unpacking and my husband wasn't home, so we are struggling to cook after we get home from work. Last night, we ate emergency dinners that were in the freezer that were terrible. We don't have any more of that kind of thing, so some cooking must be done. DH is going to cook this morning before we take the dog to the vet (I think).

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  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Posts: 761Member Member Posts: 761Member Member
    @trishasTime, ohhh dear! I hope you don't get the flu too! Don't touch him!! :D :p

    @theslightedgeforever, is your home gym designed or decorated in a way that makes you want to go in there? Maybe you liked the looks of the apartment gym for their design. Do you need to spruce it up? I love my home gym, which also doubles as my reading room and ironing room. But it's super pretty! :)

    @trooworld, glad you enjoy the Thai and yeah, it probably was a good idea not to weigh! Thanks for the skinny vibes. I think they worked!!! <3

    I went to my new WW meeting and lost 2.4 lbs this week. Wahhooo!! That is the most I've lost in forever and it felt good. B) Maybe this no sugar and low carb thing is working for me! I really liked my WW leader. She is very engaging and good at getting the group to talk. Plus, going that early makes Trader Joes and Walmart delightful to shop in! :)
  • TrishasTimeTrishasTime Posts: 539Member, Premium Member Posts: 539Member, Premium Member
    GM everyone
    @TeresaW1020 - Thankyou for the link and "High five" on the loss. I am glad you found something that works for you

    @theslightedgeforever - I am glad you can get back on track. Your DS must have a large apartment for all of you to be there. Good luck on the scales

    @trooworld - I do hope that they give you some money back as well as the parts. That would be excellent customer service on their behalf. I hope you get the meal planning done


    I bought myself some fingerless gloves and a snood yesterday as work is just so cold. We are not allowed to bring in heaters as it mucks up the central heating, but boy is there a difference in warmth between the floors

    Take care
  • EvamuttEvamutt Posts: 1,553Member Member Posts: 1,553Member Member
    I was more active before, I'm still set at lightly active & only log my actual gym calories but I lost one of my most beloved dogs on Jan 15th, who I did most of my walking with & took me a while to get back to walking & never did get back to it like I used to & now it's summer & too hot to walk much so we go to dog park most often but there are hills & I used to run up/down. I have started back at the gym & classes start June 22 so will join a few of those as well. I'm back to eating "well" that is more veggies to fill me up along with protein.
  • its_cleoits_cleo Posts: 136Member Member Posts: 136Member Member
    Hi all, jealous of the warmer weather. It is still unseasonably cool here. I'm in a sweater as I write this! And will probably need my wool blanket tonight. It's supposed to be a cool summer.

    I went to the basketball game and enjoyed it even though we lost. Of course some Toronto fans acted badly, it was all over the news so you may have heard. We're worse than Philly fans now apparently! I was ashamed. I like sports but I like good competition and good sportsmanship, so it's hard for me when that is missing. I also get way too emotional about it all- not emotional like being a bad fan, just emotional about players not being treated well, stuff like that. I also get emotional about teams working together and supporting each other, like in a good way. During the playoffs (basketball or baseball- dislike hockey ironically) I love the hype, the commercials, the team videos they make, the anthems, I just love it all. It's so fun. But then there are always some losers that need to act like losers and attack people. Anyway.

    Anyway- I am really off track with food, and exercise. Exercise- normally I exercise 7-8 times a week, but the last couple weeks that has been cut in half or less just bc of my schedule. So for a couple days I didn;t even track food which is the first time since January. So I am trying to get back on track with tracking at least.

    @trooworld I'm so sorry about your little dog! It must seem really intimidating/upsetting to do the shots, but maybe once you both get used to it, it will be ok. One of my cats is at risk so I know what it's like to have to deal with it. At one point a few months ago we thought she had it and I was devastated, but the vet was wrong (and I dont see that vet anymore lol bc he always assumed the worst case scenario and freaked me out and then was wrong). Anyway it was very upsetting when I thought she had it, so I can relate.

    Hi @evamutt . Sometimes I take mfp with a grain of salt. I feel like sometimes they are off a bit...I use it as a base and then see if I actually do go up or down, and then adjust accordingly. They say my maintenance is 1830, but if I ate that and my exercise calories I would gain.

    @theslightedgeforever sounds like a nice day outside! I find exercise is nicer outside. I've never done much paddle boating.

    @TrishasTime sounds like your time away was tough! Maybe the dampness affected your ankle too. Hope it continues to heal.
  • its_cleoits_cleo Posts: 136Member Member Posts: 136Member Member
    @TeresaW1020 yeah I guess I gave up a lot to go to the game lol. But if Toronto had won it would have been history- first NBA championship ever. Of course we lost lol but it was worth a shot.

    The management job is at my current work. I have very mixed feelings but it was good to apply and just see if I have a shot.

    I think going low carb is good. I did that just b yincreasing my protein intake, without doing keto.
  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Posts: 552Member Member Posts: 552Member Member
    Hi all...I always look for your posts, but don’t usually comment. Partly because I get confused who is who, lol & partly because my life seems relatively boring in comparison since I no longer work, no pets, kids are grown with families of their own, etc. I have done WW so many times I’ve lost count..even got lifetime at one time. I have been on here for quite awhile, still trying to lose about 20# or so. Have done a pretty good job of maintaining,tho, so guess that is something. I am good at tracking, just not disciplined with limiting. But it is slowly moving downward. I have a Fitbit & try to get 10,000 steps & don’t follow a specific diet although Intermittent fasting sounds like something I could do. Probably the 16:8, tho..couldn’t do all day.
    Now..I’ll try to get this right....

    @trooworld ..glad your move went well, it’s a pain, lol. (We did it 2 yrs ago to get close to daughter & family, & closer to other daughter.) Hope your little dog will be OK.

    @Tricias Time..IA is Iowa, USA. My oldest daughter’s dream was always to visit Australia. Sorry about the ankle..things take awhile to heal. I broke my leg & arm right before I retired. My knee was immobilized & no weight bearing for 12 weeks. Then it took over 6 weeks to get a bend of 90 degrees & way longer to get back to normal bending.

    @theslightedgeforever...wow, almost neighbors, lol....we live in Urbandale. My girls both went to Iowa State. Youngest is a teacher, but didn’t want to go to UNI. I think paddleboats look like fun..but a lot of work!

    @its_cleo...the Grand Canyon was scary to me...I don’t like heights,





  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 973Member, Premium Member Posts: 973Member, Premium Member
    @TeresaW1020 Wow, congrats on the loss, that's great!!! And how wonderful that you liked your leader, shopping at TJ's and Walmart early is a bonus!!!

    @TrishasTime Well, now they are saying they don't have any extra parts in stock and they either want to send us a whole new set or refund us in full. I wore him down and convinced him to take the refund and spend more on a decent set. :D Now, heaven help me if that set arrives damaged lol. We are limping by on our meal planning. I had to look up what a snood was as we don't use that term here lol. That looks comfy! I have fingerless gloves at work, too because it is freezing at my job as well.

    @Evamutt I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved pup, that's really hard.

    @its_cleo I'm glad you enjoyed the game. Too bad about the fans acting badly. re: my dog...thanks. Yes, it does seem intimidating but I hope we'll get used to it. The worst part is the financial part, it looks like it's going to be quite the burden. :(

    @RetiredAndLovingIt Welcome and I'm glad you've joined in! :) I do the 16:8 intermittent fasting and I *think* I'm finally almost getting used to it, although sometimes I cave in at an hour before my time is up lol. Moving is a pain, thanks, I'm glad it is over! I hope my pup will be okay, too. We will find out today if it is diabetes. I think it will likely be. If so, we will deal with it. We have no children, so he is what we spend our money on lol.

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  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Posts: 1,013Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,013Member, Premium Member
    @teresaw1020 Thanks for the link. Yes. My home gym looks like a proper gym with mirrored walls and a TV hung on the wall. It's light because of all the windows and sliding glass door that looks out to the backyard. I really have no excuses except maybe the room is smaller than the other gyms. No sugar and low carb will usually work as long as you keep with it. That's the part that trips people up. So figure out how you will handle the gatherings at church, the baby showers etc. Bring your own low carb desserts, etc. Enjoy the glow of weight loss.

    @trooworld Soon you'll be able to return to normal and get back to your regular routine of cooking. I thought your dh had diabetes and not your dog and had a whole paragraph written about it and then saw Cleo's post and thought OH. Then had to go back and delete it. lol Sorry about your furbaby. Is the insulin for dogs as expensive as for humans?

    @Trishastime Ds has a one bedroom apt. But the living room is bigger than my dd's house and we had to squish in 5 there. At least we only have 4 in this one. So what is a snood. I learn so much from you.

    @evamutt Sorry about the loss of your furbaby. The walking in the dogpark sounds like something you enjoyed. Would you consider another dog? My original reasons for exercising are no longer valid. So I'm trying to find my purpose other than "lose weight and get healthy". Evidently those aren't working for me to be consistent in my exercise.

    @its_cleo I'm right there with you in being cold. The days are really nice but the nights are too cool for me and my kids insist they are hot and need the AC. Maybe I'll burn some calories that way with my body just trying to keep warm. lol The important thing is that you enjoyed the game. I hate spending money and feeling like I didn't get my money's worth.

    @RetiredAndLovingIt My life runs almost parallel to yours but you've got one up on me. You have grandkids. My kids kept going to school. I'm like it's fine you all have masters but can we get me some grandkids. I think they kept going to school to avoid having to grow up and be adults. I think I drove through Urbandale yesterday. I saw it on a sign somewhere. Our lives are less complicated now than they were a few years ago. Not boring. I could never be boring. lol But then that's why I'm not exercising as I used to either. I needed the me time back then. Now I have all the me time I want.


    So I got the scale out of storage finally and I gained a whopping 7 lbs. I got off and back on to make sure that was right. In 7 days. WTH I bought healthy food yesterday and will get this back under control before I return home.
  • TrishasTimeTrishasTime Posts: 539Member, Premium Member Posts: 539Member, Premium Member
    Morning everyone

    @RetiredAndLovingIt - You have more in common with us than what you think (see below @theslightedgeforever [email protected] trooworld) I am also sure that TeresaW1020 does intermittent as well
    • Kids are grown with families of their own,(same)
    • I have done WW so many times I’ve lost count..even got lifetime at one time. (same)
    • I have been on here for quite awhile, still trying to lose about 20# or so. (same)
    It is confusing but jump right in, if you have an opinion - what hobbies do you have?

    @theslightedgeforever - Remember the gain was in the transition phase and you did as well as you could given the factors involved before - the weight will just drop off - You know you have done it before and you will do it again. A snood is a continuous circle in a scarf. It does not have 2 ends, it has been sewn together in a circle - that you can double up around your neck
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=snood&amp;tbm=isch&amp;source=iu&amp;ictx=1&amp;fir=WIcZrte-GIqPHM%3A%2C2qq-etQIDp2_RM%2C_&amp;vet=1&amp;usg=AI4_-kSp9VUkZmkY1QwUA_2DJCaUv7MBdQ&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwiKyKypwufiAhXFuo8KHfk1CroQ9QEwAXoECAAQBg#imgrc=XYW5gML9WpR9bM:&amp;vet=1

    @its_cleo - I am sorry that the fans gave the teams such a bad time. I did not get to hear it down here. I agree with you - I hate the booing and bad sportsmanship, it is so unnecessary. I am with you - it is very cold down here as well

    @trooworld - I am glad you are getting more of what you want in the entertainment unit.

    Well, the good thing I can say today is that it is Friday - weekend tomorrow :)

    Take care
  • EvamuttEvamutt Posts: 1,553Member Member Posts: 1,553Member Member
    I'm not used to answering in this format but will give it a try, just for a little more info...I have 6 dogs, lost one, had 5 left but 3 are seniors & can't walk too long, 1 has a very rare bone disease so same, our little April dog is feisty so she can walk a long way & in the meantime we've squired another dog, a younger german shepherd, Eleanor. She LOVES the dog park . I found her as a stray, found owner, got her back & learned she was tied out on a chain for 3 years, she's 4
  • gemwolf110gemwolf110 Posts: 883Member Member Posts: 883Member Member
    Evamutt wrote: »
    I'm not used to answering in this format but will give it a try, just for a little more info...I have 6 dogs, lost one, had 5 left but 3 are seniors & can't walk too long, 1 has a very rare bone disease so same, our little April dog is feisty so she can walk a long way & in the meantime we've squired another dog, a younger german shepherd, Eleanor. She LOVES the dog park . I found her as a stray, found owner, got her back & learned she was tied out on a chain for 3 years, she's 4

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. And you have a lot of dogs then again if I could I’d have more too! Cute picture of your shepherd ❤️
  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Posts: 552Member Member Posts: 552Member Member
    I agree about the dogs...I would have one again if we stayed home more, lol. Older daughter lives in Oklahoma, and we are down there at least 4 times a year. One of her dogs would not be friendly to another.

    @theslightedgeforever ...there’s hope for you for grandkids..she was in her 30’s & her husband almost 40. Both daughters have 2, a girl & boy.

    Just looked at that link..guess I didn’t know what a snood was either! Last week I was teaching my older granddaughter (she’s 12 & the oldest of the 4) how to knit...she was going to make a scarf. If she joined the ends together she could have a snood.

    My hobbies are sewing & crafts, fishing(especially with the gkids), & walking. We have had a huge pumpkin patch for probably 5 years or so. The IA gkids liked to help plant & pick them but they are getting older & busier, so this year it has just been dh. & I. He kinda goes crazy ordering seed.& we HAVE to plant it all, lol. We usually get quite a few pumpkins & gourds & give them to family & neighbors.We were out there for 5 hrs last Monday weeding it. This may be the last year...that’s too much work, lol.
    (My Fitbit gave me a lot of “steps”...probably from all the hoeing I was doing..& I ate all the calories it gave me, too! :D )


    edited June 14
  • trooworldtrooworld Posts: 973Member, Premium Member Posts: 973Member, Premium Member
    @theslightedgeforever lol...no, my dog is the sick one! ;) Thanks. I'm not sure yet, it can be very expensive. I've heard of people being able to use human insulin from Walmart if you work with your vet and get the dose right, so I'm going to ask my vet about that. It's cheaper that way. Sorry about the gain. I'm sure you will get it off fairly quickly.

    @TrishasTime I'm glad it's the weekend as well and also glad about the entertainment center!

    @Evamutt That's terrible about Eleanor. I'm so glad you got her to give her a good life now. She is beautiful. I have a dog, a pug, you might have been reading about him lately...they think he has diabetes...I'm still waiting on the results of the test.

    @RetiredAndLovingIt that's neat that you have had a huge pumpkin patch. I love the fall and Halloween and pumpkins.

    Hello all. I'm still waiting for confirmation that my pup has diabetes, I called yesterday but they didn't have the test results yet because their fax machine was down and that's how they get their results, apparently. Who uses a fax machine in 2019??? So, I will call this morning and see if they have any news. :(

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  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Posts: 761Member Member Posts: 761Member Member
    @Trooworld, I hope you don’t get the news that your doggy has diabetes! Would it be the same kind of diabetes that we get? Type 2? I’m wondering if diet can reverse it as it can in humans. Might be worth some research. :/

    @its_cleo, bummer that your team lost and that some of the fans acted so badly. There is just no excuse for when people do that! I hope that the management job turns out the way you truly want it to. :)

    @RetiredAndLovingIt, I love your username! <3 Just jump in and start posting. I didn’t know everyone either when I started and it’s always great when we get someone new to join us! I’ve been doing intermittent fasting since February and love it!! I started out 16:8 and now I mostly do 19:5 or 20:4. I use an app called Life Fasting Tracker to keep me motivated I really recommend Gin Stephens book, “Delay, Don’t Deny.” It’s a quick read and taught me so much. I’m a huge fan! :)

    @Evamutt, how wonderful that you rescued Eleanor from that terrible chained up life! I love dogs and if I lived in a bigger house and my own little Maggie Mae wasn’t such a drama queen, we would have at least one or two more. :D

    @TrishasTime, I knew what a snood was! We call them infinity scarves here. B) It's been chilly here and I'm not liking it!

    @theslightedgeforever, Your gym sounds really nice so you probably don’t have any excuses. :p You are so right that I have to figure out how to manage my low carb eating with all the stuff that we are doing at the church. And now we have decided to start doing monthly potlucks and this thing called Dinner for 6 where we group up and have a meal together once a month. Ugghhhh, it’s going to be interesting! :# That 7 lb gain might be water weight from all your traveling. You will get it off! <3

    I'm on day four of seriously tracking my carbs and 13 days of no sugar. I'm feeling great! I bought 30 packs of Peanut M & M's for our Father's Day recognition on Sunday and tied these cute little tags to them. I was slightly tempted but not enough to actually open up a box. That is a huge plus for me!! Today is the last day of the Sugar Summit videos so I plan to keep them on most of the day while I'm at work and see what else I can learn. I am really learning that each body is different and what I do just might not work for you. Sure would be easier if we did all have a one-size-fits-all plan. ;)
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