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  • StephannieLStephannieL Member Posts: 198 Member Member Posts: 198 Member
    Alf, Alisha and Larro- LOVE all of your pictures!
    Alf- my BF and I are heading to the Western Caribbean on May 2nd. So excited!
  • WMDemetreeWMDemetree Member Posts: 3,923 Member Member Posts: 3,923 Member
    Hi @sherrymaharaj . Just follow this forum I guess. Good luck on your goal, and I would highly recommend starting to exercise. Walks or runs should be fun around this time of the year.
  • nickpnhnickpnh Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    AllenPriest - Condolences. It has been a tough spring. We lost my father in law and a close aunt since January.

    NSV 8 day streak. Slowly getting back. You know it is bad when you get winded in the warmup. I have been unhappy with the creep of the scale so trying to get back on a program.

    Lovely pictures all.
    KS - Take care of yourself!
  • CuriousgeorgiannaCuriousgeorgianna Member Posts: 187 Member Member Posts: 187 Member
    Hello Cool Kids!
    Caramel & E'sMom, thanks for thinking me! :flowerforyou: We just got back from Hilton Head. B's Mom passed just after Christmas, and it was a sort of Memorial for her as well as his dad's 80th b-day.
    We flew into Savannah, and toured a wildlife refuge. We counted 14 of these cuties in a mile of creek!
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    We finally got home yesterday after 12 hours flying and driving. So not much exercise last week other than some walks. It was a little too much to bounce out of bed at 4:30 this morn and head to the gym and ride to work ... but tomorrow I'll be back on track.

    I felt so blechy after all of the eating out - so headed to the co-op this morning and stocked up on organic veggie juices. Typically I would make them myself, but fridge is empty, and I need raw, nutrient dense food now!

    Ruby, I hope you've discovered how to buffer yourself from other's black holes of negativity. Does your office have a door?
    Caramel, your April Fools joke totally cracked me up! I'm so glad your leg isn't damaged worse. Falling is so scary - especially on stair! I know you will care for yourself while you heal.

    Alf, it looks like you had an amazing time! Pics are gorgeous.

    Kate, congrats on the new shorts! Size 6 is great, but it's nice to know you could totally sport the 4s!

    Alisha, looks like you got out in your kayak! Hurray for being on the water!

    Jackie, great job on the .8 lbs. I've had friends follow the Paleo strictly. I think there's value in some of the principles, but keep your balance and trust your body while you explore.

    KS, I really hope your hubby is with you for the next holiday. It's been such a long journey for you both. Sorry about the cold. Nights are always hardest for some reason when there's a cough.

    Natalie, my mother is an avid quilter as well. It's an amazing art. There was a great quilt display at the Charlotte airport.

    Crosbylee, I hope you got to see a lot of wildflowers!

    Beeps, of course you lifted heavy things!

    Stephanie, did you get to the gym Saturday? It's sounds like you were ridiculously busy.j

    Larro, love the moonrise and kitty-on-a-stick pics! Your flower garden is sweet. Flower-planting is on my list this weekend.

    AllenPriest, glad to hear you're better, and given all of it, you still lost!

    Good to hear from you Andy.

    Hello to everyone else, and welcome new folks!

    Tomorrow I get to ride Buttercup (motorcycle) to work. She's off to the shop to get new steering races & bearings, and then hoping for a long ride along the Trinity River this weekend.

  • 3furballs3furballs Member Posts: 452 Member Member Posts: 452 Member
    Nice to hear everyone is trying to get out and move.

    Love all the pics!!

    Finally seeming spring like around here, other than the inch of snow we had yesterday! Luckily it melted and now it's pretty nice. Weekend was good, other than the scalloped potato mandolin incident. Sliced off the tip/side of my thumb. We got pressure on it and got it bandaged so I'm hopeful it will re-attached. Was not too panicky but felt like I was going to throw up about 10 minutes after. Luckily hubby is a cool cucumber and got me patched up. Hit up kickboxing today. Left my right hand unwrapped and ungloved and just shadow boxed with that hand. soo awkward. May go to 5pm kickboxing too if hubby wants to.

    Today is his first day on day shift, so he might be rather tired since I don't think he got to sleep until about 12:30 and was up at 5:30. I got up with him so I could have the car, but I've got the day off so I came home and slept another two hours!
  • alf1163alf1163 Member Posts: 3,314 Member Member Posts: 3,314 Member
    Thanks everyone. Fun isn't over. It's a Key West kinda day!!!
  • Beeps2011Beeps2011 Member Posts: 10,337 Member Member Posts: 10,337 Member
    Sounds like everyone had a wonderful weekend! GREAT!

    I am now firmly in my "11 lbs to lose in 11 weeks" self-challenge. I joined a couple of "friendly" challenges on another website to keep me honest and on-track.

    The first few days of calorie-cut, for me, are pretty hard, so I am giving myself permission to skip the gym today and really focus on keeping calories low, drinking water to keep hunger in check, and making sure I up the number of hours I have (at least the opportunity) to sleep.

    BOOM!
  • KellySue67KellySue67 Member Posts: 1,006 Member Member Posts: 1,006 Member
    Well, you have all shared so many beautiful pictures so I thought I'd share the beautiful Easter sunrise I saw yesterday.

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  • EmmalusmomEmmalusmom Member Posts: 61 Member Member Posts: 61 Member
    Hello Cool Kids,

    I hope that everyone had a good holiday. I was busy all weekend. I had my granddaughter Saturday and Sunday plus cooked our families Easter dinner. I didn't walk the track but got plenty of walking from shopping.

    Here is a picture of my granddaughter when we were getting ready for church.

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  • WMDemetreeWMDemetree Member Posts: 3,923 Member Member Posts: 3,923 Member
    she is so cute, may God bless her.
  • KetoinAlmonteONKetoinAlmonteON Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Hello Cool kids - I am new hear however not new to MFP. I love the app, and now feel I need to be part of a community of sorts. I love how you all are so encouraging. I am 47 - will be 48 in August. I have 20 lbs to lose - am hoping by July 1st - just in time for our rental cottage week. 20 lbs in 12 weeks, I am hoping it's do-able. I am trying to focus only on the week Im in. I weighed myself this morning, and am hoping for -2 this week. So I'm only focusing on the -2. Also started Couch 2 5K this morning, so got my butt out there even though it was 0 degrees Celcius. Felt great. Anyway, I am happy to meet you all. Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend (for those who recognize Easter).
  • WMDemetreeWMDemetree Member Posts: 3,923 Member Member Posts: 3,923 Member
    @unfinishedbusiness4 welcome to the forum and good luck with your goal.
  • NataliegetfitNataliegetfit Member Posts: 395 Member Member Posts: 395 Member
    Hello everyone.
    Larro, your cat looks so funny up on the post. Very adventurous. Looks like he's on guard for your property.
    Kelly Sue, so sorry you're not feeling well. Rest up.
    Emmalu's mom,, what a cute grand daughter. I'm sure she made Easter fun at your house.
    Furrballs, not the thumb. I hate injuries that involve cuts like that. Hope it heals well, that's got to hurt. Ouch.
    Alf, wow what a nice vacation. love the pictures, hope you're having a great time.
    Curiousgeorge, it will be good to be back home after so much traveling and eating out. It can get old real fast. Hopefully you can get back into your regular routine pretty easily.
    You can tell your mom that I belong to the Heart and Hand quilt guild and the Clueless quilters guild which both are chapters of the Maine State Quilt Guild. I also belong to a small miniature club and do long arm quilting for a few customers and friends. Right now I have a huge quilt on from a new customer, didn't know she was a smoker, so now my nice quilting room is a little stinky. I can't wait to get it done and out of there. I will have to febreeze and do the melted wax things and open the door to the freezing snow to get it back to normal.
    I hope some day excercising will be fun to me or easier. I am still doing it, but really struggle some days. I do feel good when I am done, not that I liked it or anything, just that I'm done with it, and do feel stronger though. Do any of you struggle with it?
    Well, I hope you all have a great week and keep up the good habits.
    To all the new people out there join in anytime, let us know how you're doing. We all have good days and bad days. We just keep on keeping on.
  • JackieUnlimitedJackieUnlimited Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    Beautiful pictures everyone!

    Georginna thanks! I agree need to do a little bit if experimenting and see what the old body likes and doesn't react well to.

    3furballs my stomach flipped when I read about your thumb. Did something similar years ago but mine was a hatchet. Good job sticking with the kickboxing. Such a trooper!!! We had a bit of snow here yesterday too but it is gone now. :smiley:

    Managed to get about an hour and twenty five minutes of total walk time done with the dog tonight, which is even better on top of the 35 minute walk/run I did during my lunch on the treadmill. Ran at 4.6 mph. Felt like I could have gone longer but need to stick with 3 times a week right now. Still building up.
  • larrodarrolarrodarro Member Posts: 2,512 Member Member Posts: 2,512 Member
    Hello everyone.

    Right now I have a huge quilt on from a new customer, didn't know she was a smoker, so now my nice quilting room is a little stinky. I can't wait to get it done and out of there. I will have to febreeze and do the melted wax things and open the door to the freezing snow to get it back to normal.

    Don't be too hard on the smokers. After all they are helping to save Social Security ;) In all seriousness, a study in Norway or one of those little Scandinavian countries found that smoking saved them over a billion dollars a year in retirement payments. With our population our savings is many times that.
  • alishaspringlealishaspringle Member Posts: 47 Member Member Posts: 47 Member
    3furballs, Yikes!! I can't believe you kick-BOXed later that day! You sure you're not Wonder Woman?

    Emmalusmom and Kelly, you both have beautiful pictures of your Easter Sunday.

    Larro, Technically the 'river' was the Dismal Swamp Canal (I don't find it dismal, but then I'm not trying to homestead in it), so that actually explains two of the places. Virginia Beach was the weekly Date with my husband later that day. I did click on the photos in order - they just didn't load that way! But it was an awesome day.

    Beeps, I am totally with you on calorie restrictions - I would almost rather eliminate foods entirely than count what I eat - but I am, and so shall you. Boom!

    Have a Great week, Cool Kids.
  • StephannieLStephannieL Member Posts: 198 Member Member Posts: 198 Member
    @Curiousgeorgianna- nope never did make it! I really wanted to but I was so tired, even more-so on Sunday. I was even busier at work that day(LOL). Was assigned patients on 4 different floors(same assignment that I had on Saturday) but it was MUCH busier for some reason. It wasn't even a heavy assignment. But I ended up sending one of my patients to the ICU, some of my patients who were on as needed respiratory treatments were suddenly calling when they weren't on Sat and my Cystic Fibrosis patients were hit or miss on whether they were going to take their treatments or not for various reasons. LOL

    I don't know why I think I can go to the gym after working Mon- Fri and then pulling two 12 hour shifts at my per diem job and then back to my full time job this week. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment! LOL

    Hoping to go for a run after work tomorrow before I pick up my son from daycare. Too cold again to run outside at the moment. LOL
  • sherrymaharajsherrymaharaj Member Posts: 8 Member Posts: 8
    WMDemetree wrote: »
    Hi @sherrymaharaj . Just follow this forum I guess. Good luck on your goal, and I would highly recommend starting to exercise. Walks or runs should be fun around this time of the year.

    Thanks. ...I'm starting a full time job tomorrow so I will be getting a lot of walking in! Lol
  • allenpriestallenpriest Member Posts: 1,102 Member Member Posts: 1,102 Member
    alf1163 wrote: »
    Thanks everyone. Fun isn't over. It's a Key West kinda day!!!

    Sounds - and looks - like fun
  • nickpnhnickpnh Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    Yeah. I will have a new source of exercise on Sunday! We're adopting a 9 month old lab from a lab rescue! Some may remember our sweet lab passed away at Thanksgiving so I am looking forward to a new furry friend and the kids will be over the moon too!
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