OCTOBER 2023 CHALLENGES -- 10/01 -- 10/31

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  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,418 Member
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    Beautiful pictures, Karen. Glad you had a great time!
    I managed 5.87 miles in 117 mins this morning. It was beautiful out there!!
    Chris
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,893 Member
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    Karen I would know that lipstick anywhere! Even under a green mask. ;) I love the lighthouse. Light houses conjure up so many feelings for me. Horror movies. Loneliness. And even romance. Was that a phone booth? And did it still work? So glad you have your belongings now.

    My inner thighs are sore from yesterday. So no squats. Upper body done. And my back/hip routine done. Still trying to learn Spanish. Went shopping today. Bought a Kohl's gift card for my granddaughter Marker as birthday. She turned 18 today. Went to lunch at a nice restaurant. Ordered a burger and house salad. Then a salad at dinner, and cake!

    Shelley
  • KAR1959
    KAR1959 Posts: 4,267 Member
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    Hi ladies,

    Ron finally came home lady week so I spent the weekend with him.he’s had a tough couple of months. We enjoyed each others company, watched tv and talked a lot catching up on everything. He seems to be doing well. He had time with his mom before her passing and that helped a lot.

    Paula it’s so good to have you back. You’ll get back on track. You always do. I’m also a 10 pound at a time person. It helps on the journey not to look at the big picture. Right now I’m still trying to get out of the 170s.it will happen.

    Karen I live your pictures. Nova Scott’s sounds like fun. Traveling with your bff is always fun.

    Chris I hope Colin feels better soon. Keep getting in those miles!

    Shelley love hearing about your aquariums. Cleaning them all had to be a good workout.

    I’m going to spend a lot of time with mom the next two weeks. She’s upset her Braves are out of the playoffs. I’m going to have to find her something to binge on Netflix. Last year it was Yellowstone. Hope I can find her something as good.

    Have a good week ladies.

    Kathy
  • PaulaKro
    PaulaKro Posts: 5,700 Member
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    Highest weight: 317
    Ultimate goal weight: 138
    Oct 31 goal weight: 220

    Sep 30 ending weight - 231
    Oct 04 - 234.0
    Oct 08 - 224.5
    Oct 15 - 224.0
    Oct 22 -
    Oct 31 -

    Paula

    (For myself)
    Looked up old weights just to determine trends. Even though it's 20-30 extra pounds, the 160's feel comfortable. But when it sneaks up into the 180's, for some reason it's extremely hard to get on track and bring it down again - it can take months and is usually triggered by an illness that disrupts eating; or extreme fright at being out of control and headed back into major obesity.
    Apr 16 2019 - 139
    Sep 27 2020 - 182
    Jan 2 2021 - 165.2
    Sep 12 2021 - 147.0
    Jan 11 2022 - 163
    Jul 2022 - 145
    Jan 1 2023 - 167
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,418 Member
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    It has been 13 years since we lost Nick. He was only 20. Cancer sucks. We got together with Sara, Pete and the boys and went out to Nick's niche. We changed his flowers and stayed a bit. We ordered dinner and played with Collin and Ronan. Kiss your loved ones and tell them you love them because you never know what's going to happen.
    Chris
  • PaulaKro
    PaulaKro Posts: 5,700 Member
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    Hugs, Chris.
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,893 Member
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    Chris I will. You truly never know when a loved one will be gone. I never expected the call that let me know my brother had been crushed by a car. I started smoking again that day. Hug them often.

    Kathy and Paula the struggle to never give up is real. I get on the scale often. Maybe I need a fridge with a mirror on it. Hmmmm

    Kathy you and Ron needed that time to reflect and catch up.

    I am trying to teach Barney o spin. It really looks a bit like a train wreck now.

    Shelley
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,418 Member
    edited October 2023
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    Thank you, my friends. Sending you love and hugs about your brother Shelley. So sad.
    I didn't walk this morning...had to clean house because our housekeeper was coming.
    Collin was pretty unhappy this morning. He has Ronan's cold and doesn't know how to blow his nose yet. Ronan learned how to do it this time around. I set up Ronan's battle...we'll see how it goes.
    Chris
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,893 Member
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    There are lots of my co-workers sick. Colds are bad this year. I hope I hope Collin feels better soon.

    Shelley
  • kjs1228
    kjs1228 Posts: 1,473 Member
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    Shelley - it was a phone booth. The vineyard was owned by a British guy who thought he would put a British phone booth in the middle of the vineyard. You can actually go into it and make a phone call anywhere in Canada. Pretty cool.

    Just did a really good 45 minute power walking class outside. Really really nice outside. Wanted to get some walking in before the rain comes.

    Working on my snacking and just trying to increase the protein :-)

    Karen
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,418 Member
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    We had an earthquake this morning!! I was napping Collin when it struck...rattled the bed!! Pat was in the front of the house. He didn't feel it.
    Collin was still really stuffy today...didn't sleep well at all then had to go get a shot at Kaiser. It was another rough morning for us.
    Then the Sonata wouldn't start for me. The trunk was open and the trunk light was on again! Battery dead. Must be a fob issue. Clicking in my purse or in Pat's pocket. Who knows? So no workout for me unless you count this morning.
    Chris
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,893 Member
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    Karen that is so kewl! I miss phone booths. All the great movies have them. Superman. The Birds to name two. Good for you getting in your power walk. Nice job.

    Chris I hadn't even heard there was an earthquake in CA. Glad everyone is ok. That really is a pain about your car. Would drive me nuts!

    Work was fast and furious. So many protection orders and drugs. Always drugs. Bench presses today. Curls, wrist curls and presses. Oh and 95 squats spread out. Then my back/hip exercises. Almost ready for burpees! Muahaha.

    Shelley
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,418 Member
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    Sonata is okay now...Pat fixed it. The Check Engine light came on, too. Car stuff makes me crazy!!!
    So far there is no reported damage from the earth quake. Everyone just saying it rattled them.
    I got 3.30 miles done in 67 mins this morning then we had Collin Duty. He is still stuffy and not napping more that 30 mins...sigh. Pat is wonderful about playing with him and feeding him while I am fixing the food. Collin is starting on solids...bananas, strawberries, peaches etc. Collin and I did go for a walk while Pat finished biking this morning. I tried to keep to the shade, but Collin figured out which way to turn to keep the sun out of his eyes. He's a smarty. He understands what you are saying to him, and I swear he said "Grandpa" today!!!
    Chris
  • PaulaKro
    PaulaKro Posts: 5,700 Member
    edited October 2023
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    Hey Chris,

    Down here we got the emergency alert on our phones about your earthquake too, but we didn't feel it. I think it was 3.something in your area. Glad you were all okay.

    The alert sounded like a siren going off, designed to trigger panic and instant response. But earthquakes happen so fast, that messages are too late to be useful. The alert made the news that night because i was scarier than the earthquake. :laugh:

    Hundreds of earthquakes happen daily worldwide. If anyone's interested, here is a search map:
    https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?extent=31.80289,236.64551&extent=50.84757,279.66797&magnitude=all&sort=largest&listOnlyShown=true&timeZone=utc

    Paula
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,418 Member
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    Our Emergency Alerts were late by 20 mins up here!! The Elementary School at the end of our block had one yesterday morning!! A Tuck And Cover I think it's called...the kids tuck themselves under their desks and cover their heads. It was a practice...days after the quake. :#
    We had Collin this morning then I had my trainer for 60 mins. Ronan is here now. Both boys will be back around 5:00 this evening so Sara and Pete can have a Dinner Date. Pete said two hours...then he said, "Maybe three hours." Man, I could get my nasty snark on right about now...but I won't. :#
    Going to walk to the post office tomorrow then do nothing!!!
    Weather prediction is for rain on Sunday...64% chance...hmmmm...nopey, nope.
    Have a good weekend, my friends.
    Chris
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,893 Member
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    Sounds like you all have been busy. And Chris it only takes 90 minutes to eat out most places. You have a right to be a bit peeved!

    Paula thanks for the information.

    I have 5 Casper patrol cars in front of my home. I went out and spoke with them. Looks like they are handing out reservations to the state pen. To many rentals around me now. Rocky and I have been house hunting lately. It is to expensive to move now though. And we have put in so much work here.

    Shelley
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,418 Member
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    Well, yesterday did not go easy on me!! Collin got tired. Ronan wanted all the attention and wouldn't listen. I fed him...he wanted an egg salad sandwich, apple without the peal, banana, chocolate milk, regular milk. He ate the whole apple, three bites of the sandwich, 1/2 the banana, 1/2 the chocolate milk, none of the reg milk. There was soooo much he didn't eat...he was killing me. Collin had some banana and started to get fussy. I sent the kids a msg. and they got here in about 30 mins.
    Sorry for whining, it just ended up too much for me. Pat said we won't be doing that again.
    So...I did not walk today...I sat and read some Reacher...I'm still sitting and reading!!
    Tomorrow is a new day and a new adventure!!
    Chris
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,893 Member
    edited October 2023
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    Reacher will make you forget your problems.

    Having issues posting a photo.

    Shelley

  • KAR1959
    KAR1959 Posts: 4,267 Member
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    Highest weight: 248
    Ultimate goal weight: 148
    Oct 31 goal weight: 169.9

    Sep 30 ending weight - 173.4
    Oct 01 - 173.6
    Oct 08 - 175.8 🤬
    Oct 15 - 174.2
    Oct 22 - 174.6
    Oct 31 -

    All over the place. 🤷🏽‍♀️

    Kathy


  • PaulaKro
    PaulaKro Posts: 5,700 Member
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    Highest weight: 317
    Ultimate goal weight: 138
    Oct 31 goal weight: 220

    Sep 30 ending weight - 231
    Oct 04 - 234.0
    Oct 08 - 224.5
    Oct 15 - 224.0
    Oct 22 - 224.8 - wet hair - has been 223...
    Oct 31 -

    Losing ten pounds made a huge difference; 225-235 seems to be the place where my weight gets debilitating. Currently in a comfortable range and content to hopefully lose the rest slowly but surely.

    Paula