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WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR MAY 2021

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  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 19,226 Member Member Posts: 19,226 Member
    Lagopus wrote: »
    Thanks for the new month, Barbie!

    Rebecca - I'm sorry for all you've been through recently. :s Many of you have shared similar trials and tribulations. I've never had a colonoscopy because they're not clinical routine in Scandinavia. Cancer screening is done on fecal samples. It's only if something suspicious turns up that patients have to go through the full colonoscopy. :sweat_smile:


    /Penny, feeling a bit nostalgic near the
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    It's the same here too.


    Nice photos!

  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 19,226 Member Member Posts: 19,226 Member
    exermom wrote: »
    M – you always post such beautiful pictures. How lucky you are to live in such a gorgeous place. Are you required to wear a mask?

    Michele NC


    Thank you! But there is beauty all over the world. We just have to look for it. :)



    No, Tasmanians have never been required to wear a mask except in a few situations. One is when we're in an airport. Another is when we're in an Emergency Department.

    I have worn a mask for a total of 5 hours, and that was a couple weeks ago when I took my husband to the Emergency Department.

    Masks are only required when there might be sick people around.


    M in Oz
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 19,226 Member Member Posts: 19,226 Member
    Even if it is just exploring our own local areas. :)

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    edited May 1
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 19,226 Member Member Posts: 19,226 Member
    Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
    Mar-15 … 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    Apr-15 … 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May-15 … 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    Jun-15 … 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-15 … 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug-15 … 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov-15 … 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec-15 … 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan-16 … 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb-16 … 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    Mar-16 … 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    Apr-16 … 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
    May-16 … 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    Jun-16 … 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    Jul-16 … 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug-16 … 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov-16 … 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec-16 … 511.05 km (317.55 miles) = 52 hours 2 min
    Jan-17 … 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
    Feb-17 … 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
    Mar-17 … 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min
    Apr-17 … 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
    May-17 … 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
    Jun-17 … 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-17 … 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
    Aug-17 … 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
    Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
    Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min
    Nov-17 … 427.0 km (265.3 miles) = 50 hours 4 min
    Dec-17 … 553.5 km (343.9 miles) = 52 hours 12 min
    Jan-18 … 590.2 km (366.7 miles) = 57 hours 49 min
    Feb-18 … 826.9 km (513.8 miles) = 57 hours 35 min
    Mar-18 … 582.01 km (361.6 miles) = 50 hours 11 min
    Apr-18 … 176.23 km (109.5 miles) = 29 hours 47 min
    May -18 … 167.6 km (104.1 miles) = 29 hours 08 min
    June-18 … 349.9 km (217.4 miles) = 36 hours 58 minutes
    July-18 ... 324.2 km (201.5 miles) = 24 hours 26 minutes
    Aug-18 ... 210.1 km (130.6 miles) = 25 hours 59 minutes
    Sep-18 ... 261.7 km (162.6 miles) = 25 hours 11 minutes
    Oct-18 ... 230.8 km (143.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
    Nov-18 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 30 hours 3 minutes
    Dec-18 ... 285.2 km (177.2 miles) = 37 hours 49 minutes
    Jan-19 ... 241.6 km (150.1 miles) = 27 hours 2 minutes
    Feb-19 ... 175.5 km (109 miles) = 19 hours 8 minutes
    Mar-19 ... 170.3 km (105.8 miles) = 28 hours 21 minutes
    Apr-19 ... 160.3 km (99.6 miles) = 25 hours 4 minutes
    May-19 ... 164.0 km (101.9 miles) = 29 hours 10 minutes
    Jun-19 ... 246.2 km (153 miles) = 25 hours 40 minutes
    Jul-19 ... 217.3 km (135.0 miles) = 33 hours 45 minutes
    Aug-19 ... 162.5 km (100.9 miles) = 28 hours 4 minutes
    Sep-19 ... 136.0 km (84.5 miles) = 23 hours 10 minutes
    Oct-19 ... 196.5 km (122.1 miles) = 31 hours 27 minutes
    Nov-19 ... 155.5 km (96.6 miles) = 25 hours 01 minutes
    Dec-19 ... 203.7 km (126.6 miles) = 26 hours 54 minutes
    Jan-20 ... 304.4 km (189.2 miles) = 32 hours 49 minutes
    Feb-20 ... 248.6 km (154.5 miles) = 34 hours 50 minutes
    Mar-20 ... 148.3 km (92.2 miles) = 30 hours 12 minutes
    Apr-20 ... 171.9 km (106.8 miles) = 19 hours 28 minutes
    May-20 ... 183.7 km (114.1 miles) = 20 hours 49 minutes
    Jun-20 ... 130.9 km (81.3 miles) = 18 hours 50 minutes
    Jul-20 ... 41.8 km (26 miles) = 9 hours 8 minutes
    Aug-20 ...148.9 km (92.5 miles) = 21 hours 43 minutes
    Sep-20 ... 119.8 km (74.4 miles) = 23 hours 17 minutes
    Oct-20 ... 191.7 km (119.1 miles) = 23 hours 40 minutes
    Nov-20 ... 273.0 km (169.6 miles) = 29 hours 16 minutes
    Dec-20 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 21 hours 59 minutes
    Jan-21 ... 208.2 km (129.4 miles) = 24 hours 39 minutes
    Feb-21 ... 229.6 km (142.7 miles) = 29 hours 01 minutes
    Mar-21 ... 259.8 km (161.4 miles) = 30 hours 48 minutes

    Thursday, 1 April 2021 … 4.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling
    Friday, 2 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 12.5 km cycling
    Saturday, 3 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 51.0 km cycling
    Sunday, 4 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 26.4 km cycling
    Monday, 5 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 21.3 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Tuesday, 6 April 2021 … 1.0 km walking + 13.7 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Wednesday, 7 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 15.6 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

    Thursday, 8 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 12.1 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Friday, 9 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 20.2 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Saturday, 10 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 10.7 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Sunday, 11 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Monday, 12 April 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 9 flights of stairs
    Tuesday, 13 April 2021 … 3.1 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 15 flights of stairs
    Wednesday, 14 April 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 1.8 km rowing + 19 flights of stairs

    Thursday, 15 April 2021 … 2.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 20 flights of stairs
    Friday, 16 April 2021 … 5.4 km walking & running + 0.0 km cycling + 0.8 km rowing + 20 flights of stairs
    Saturday, 17 April 2021 … 1.7 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Sunday, 18 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 11.2 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Monday, 19 April 2021 … 2.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 15 flights of stairs
    Tuesday, 20 April 2021 … 2.5 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 18 flights of stairs
    Wednesday, 21 April 2021 … 2.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 18 flights of stairs

    Thursday, 22 April 2021 … 7.1 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 15 flights of stairs
    Friday, 23 April 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 20 flights of stairs
    Saturday, 24 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 22.7 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Sunday, 25 April 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
    Monday, 26 April 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 15 flights of stairs
    Tuesday, 27 April 2021 … 2.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 20 flights of stairs
    Wednesday, 28 April 2021 … 11.1 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 19 flights of stairs
    Thursday, 29 April 2021 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 16 flights of stairs
    Friday, 30 April 2021 … 6.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 15 flights of stairs


    2021 Monthly April
    Walking Distance (km): 62.1
    Walking Time (min): 712.6
    Cycling Distance (km): 217.4
    Cycling Time (min): 750.1
    Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 254.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 182.9
    Rowing Distance (km): 2.6
    Rowing Time (min): 16.8
    Other Distance: 0.0
    Other Time: 60.0

    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 282.1
    Total Distance (miles): 175.3
    Total Time (min): 1722.4
    Total Time (hr): 28:42:24



    Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
    Mar-15 … 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    Apr-15 … 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May-15 … 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    Jun-15 … 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-15 … 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug-15 … 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov-15 … 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec-15 … 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan-16 … 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb-16 … 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    Mar-16 … 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    Apr-16 … 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
    May-16 … 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    Jun-16 … 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    Jul-16 … 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug-16 … 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov-16 … 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec-16 … 511.05 km (317.55 miles) = 52 hours 2 min
    Jan-17 … 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
    Feb-17 … 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
    Mar-17 … 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min
    Apr-17 … 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
    May-17 … 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
    Jun-17 … 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-17 … 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
    Aug-17 … 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
    Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
    Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min
    Nov-17 … 427.0 km (265.3 miles) = 50 hours 4 min
    Dec-17 … 553.5 km (343.9 miles) = 52 hours 12 min
    Jan-18 … 590.2 km (366.7 miles) = 57 hours 49 min
    Feb-18 … 826.9 km (513.8 miles) = 57 hours 35 min
    Mar-18 … 582.01 km (361.6 miles) = 50 hours 11 min
    Apr-18 … 176.23 km (109.5 miles) = 29 hours 47 min
    May -18 … 167.6 km (104.1 miles) = 29 hours 08 min
    June-18 … 349.9 km (217.4 miles) = 36 hours 58 minutes
    July-18 ... 324.2 km (201.5 miles) = 24 hours 26 minutes
    Aug-18 ... 210.1 km (130.6 miles) = 25 hours 59 minutes
    Sep-18 ... 261.7 km (162.6 miles) = 25 hours 11 minutes
    Oct-18 ... 230.8 km (143.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
    Nov-18 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 30 hours 3 minutes
    Dec-18 ... 285.2 km (177.2 miles) = 37 hours 49 minutes
    Jan-19 ... 241.6 km (150.1 miles) = 27 hours 2 minutes
    Feb-19 ... 175.5 km (109 miles) = 19 hours 8 minutes
    Mar-19 ... 170.3 km (105.8 miles) = 28 hours 21 minutes
    Apr-19 ... 160.3 km (99.6 miles) = 25 hours 4 minutes
    May-19 ... 164.0 km (101.9 miles) = 29 hours 10 minutes
    Jun-19 ... 246.2 km (153 miles) = 25 hours 40 minutes
    Jul-19 ... 217.3 km (135.0 miles) = 33 hours 45 minutes
    Aug-19 ... 162.5 km (100.9 miles) = 28 hours 4 minutes
    Sep-19 ... 136.0 km (84.5 miles) = 23 hours 10 minutes
    Oct-19 ... 196.5 km (122.1 miles) = 31 hours 27 minutes
    Nov-19 ... 155.5 km (96.6 miles) = 25 hours 01 minutes
    Dec-19 ... 203.7 km (126.6 miles) = 26 hours 54 minutes
    Jan-20 ... 304.4 km (189.2 miles) = 32 hours 49 minutes
    Feb-20 ... 248.6 km (154.5 miles) = 34 hours 50 minutes
    Mar-20 ... 148.3 km (92.2 miles) = 30 hours 12 minutes
    Apr-20 ... 171.9 km (106.8 miles) = 19 hours 28 minutes
    May-20 ... 183.7 km (114.1 miles) = 20 hours 49 minutes
    Jun-20 ... 130.9 km (81.3 miles) = 18 hours 50 minutes
    Jul-20 ... 41.8 km (26 miles) = 9 hours 8 minutes
    Aug-20 ...148.9 km (92.5 miles) = 21 hours 43 minutes
    Sep-20 ... 119.8 km (74.4 miles) = 23 hours 17 minutes
    Oct-20 ... 191.7 km (119.1 miles) = 23 hours 40 minutes
    Nov-20 ... 273.0 km (169.6 miles) = 29 hours 16 minutes
    Dec-20 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 21 hours 59 minutes
    Jan-21 ... 208.2 km (129.4 miles) = 24 hours 39 minutes
    Feb-21 ... 229.6 km (142.7 miles) = 29 hours 01 minutes
    Mar-21 ... 259.8 km (161.4 miles) = 30 hours 48 minutes
    Apr-21 ... 282.1 km (175.3 miles = 28 hours 42 minutes

    Saturday, 1 May 2021 … 1.0 km running + 24.0 km cycling + 1.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs


    2021 Monthly May
    Walking Distance (km): 1.0
    Walking Time (min): 9.0
    Cycling Distance (km): 24.0
    Cycling Time (min): 94.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 0.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 0.0
    Rowing Distance (km): 1.0
    Rowing Time (min): 6.0
    Other Distance: 0.0
    Other Time: 0.0

    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 26.0
    Total Distance (miles): 16.2
    Total Time (min): 109.0
    Total Time (hr): 1:49:00


    And I'm 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs) down from the beginning of April. :)
    I've been working at it a bit but I bob up and down with my weight so much that it's hard to see any difference one day to the next or even one week to the next. I have to look at it one month to the next.


    Machka in Oz
    edited May 1
  • LisaInArkansasLisaInArkansas Member Posts: 333 Member Member Posts: 333 Member
    Morning, afternoon and evening, my friends...

    Slept in until 5:01 on 5/1, pretty happy about that. Even happier that I woke up feeling good. Yesterday triggered some really bad memories from last year--that incredible lassitude, the unwillingness to move at all... but I woke up feeling great, very rested and ready to get some things done today...

    And now I'm all vaccinated up, with two more weeks before my self-imposed quarantine is over... and my husband still doesn't believe he needs the vaccine--he's never taken a flu shot either, and there is only so far I will push him about anything. He's a grown-*kitten* man and makes his own decisions. If that sounds like I'm angry about it, I'm actually not. We all deserve to make our own decisions about things like this. I made mine and he's made his. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Tracey, Your grandson looks even more like you with his new glasses.

    And speaking of grandsons, here's the latest Levi sighting, running toward his mama when she picked him up from childcare:
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    My daughter is coming to a crisis point driven by the Army where she has to decide whether to stay in or apply for a family hardship discharge. If she stays in, she has to get her Family Care Plan set up again, which amounts to deciding who will take care of her kids if something happens to her. It's always been me and Corey, as her husband's parents smoke, which makes her and her husband really uncomfortable--they stopped there for one night on the way down to their visit in March, and when they got here, had to wash every bit of clothing and bedding that they took into the other grandparents' house. Funny what decisions hinge on.

    Her dad, traditionalist that he is, thinks she should get out and just take care of her family for a year and then decide. Her husband (also a soldier, about to leave on a temporary duty to Poland for nine months in June) is telling her he will support her either way. That nine-month TDY is why she's eligible to get an honorable discharge, as the sole care provider for her kids. I'm trying to stay neutral, but I hate watching her so stressed she can barely think. I spent so much of my military life that way, which is one part of the reason I got out after four years. She's been in for 11 years, but nine more years to retirement seems like forever to her... and her husband is very happy being the sole provider. As is mine...

    I love the fact that our kids involve us in their life decisions, and am so grateful that mine and my husband's big decisions are largely made already...

    Ack! Didn't mean to write a book - I'm going to go put things together to take them and sell them at a flea market just around the corner, so I got things to do.

    And - since we are here for fitness, weight loss or maintenance etc., I'm proud to say I'm a whole pound lighter than I was at the beginning of April. I also feel tons healthier (didn't answer the question yesterday for a reason!) and failed utterly miserably on our budget.

    :smiley:

    Goals for May same as those for April, be lighter, be healthier, stick to my budget.

    Later, y'all,
    Love,
    Lisa
    edited May 1
  • margaretturkmargaretturk Member Posts: 4,259 Member Member Posts: 4,259 Member
    Kim yes some people have boundary issus. Great job sticking up for yourself. Your trip sounded wonderful.


    What part of NO do you not understand...Is it the N or the O. Together it still means NO! I used to have a cup that said that. Loved it.
    edited May 1
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 19,226 Member Member Posts: 19,226 Member
    https://www.actionforhappiness.org/may
    "This month's theme is all about reflecting on what gives our life meaning. Being a part of something bigger than ourselves and focusing on things that we value is key to our wellbeing. So let's take time to reflect on what we care about this month and keep these things at the front of our minds as our societies begin to open up again."

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  • cityjaneLondoncityjaneLondon Member Posts: 9,043 Member Member Posts: 9,043 Member
    Baking a cauliflower cake for dinner. Decided to use feta for most of the cheese instead of parmesan, though I've put some of that in too. It will be more like the spinach and feta pie. It will stretch to lunch for tomorrow too.

    Edie is coming over at 8.30 tomorrow for a couple of hours. I expect we will do arts and crafts at that time of the morning. It's not hugely convenient for us because that is our exercise time, but she is the priority. First 1 to 1 since last March! We are both double vaxxed.
    Looking forward to seeing her soooooo much. <3

    Thank you Barbie for keeping this wonderful thread going. It is my lifeline. :D

    Now off for my bonus exercise. Rowing. Weather gloomy, chilly and drizzling, because it is a Bank Holiday weekend. :p April was the frostiest month on record, but also very sunny and dry. I loved it, but some of the nights were a bit cold. It meant all the spring flowers lasted much longer than usual.

    Love Heather UK xxxxxxxx
  • barbiecatbarbiecat Member Posts: 14,874 Member Member Posts: 14,874 Member
    :)Kim, Bravo to you for standing up to what you think is right. Boo hiss to the people who are pressuring you to do what they want.. I have been fortunate so far. The building where we dance has not reopened so starting to teach my line dance class has not become an issue. But right now, I won't go into a building that doesn't require everyone to wear a mask, and I won't dance wearing a mask, so there's no dance class for me , no matter what happens with the venue. I have been fortunate to be able to walk in my very empty and open neighborhood with two different friends. Our streets are wide with almost no traffic and 15 mph speed limit so walking and talking at a distance has been easy.

    :)Lisa, when my sister and I were children, my parents had a yearly loving discussion about which set of grandparents would raise us if they both died. One set was well educated, well off financially and very controlling, the other was uneducated, low income and very easy going.

    :) I have high hopes for pulling weeds and spreading bark today.

    <3 Barbie in NW WA
  • pipcd34pipcd34 Member Posts: 12,533 Member Member Posts: 12,533 Member
    Yo peeps

    Pip now in central California
  • csofledcsofled Member Posts: 2,908 Member Member Posts: 2,908 Member
    Hello May!
    ☺️🖐️
  • Anniesquats100Anniesquats100 Member Posts: 744 Member Member Posts: 744 Member
    Thanks for a new month, Barbie!

    My mom is much perkier today. I think the worst has passed. Yay! Thanks for your support!

    I fell off the wagon yesterday big-time. But today is a new day. Day one under calories!

    My dad's car was totaled in the accident, but since my mom no longer drives, they will just use hers. Which means I can either put my car in the garage, or get my bike out! My bike has been hanging from the ceiling where I can't reach it. I'm excited about more biking.

    Annie in Delaware
  • KetoneKarenKetoneKaren Member Posts: 5,364 Member Member Posts: 5,364 Member
    Heather. - That looks scrumptious! Share the recipe?


    Karen in Virginia
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  • auntiebkauntiebk Member Posts: 1,604 Member Member Posts: 1,604 Member
    "Get to do"s and "chose well"s
    Chose well: called locksmith/picked up mailbox key copies, post office, library, Freddie’s, Grocery Outlet.
    Bonus: Looong walk on new to me beach with T and Shadow.
    Get to do: take BP, dogs to powerline, find those torture bands, budget meeting notes, board meeting minutes, call D re: sticky keyboard, Norton and windows updates, watch for refund from Interpath for Joe’s labs paid on Feb statement call S, fire district: ongoing: input 2019 call sheets into NFIRS, work with chief on equipment letter, substance abuse policy, NFIRS mutual aid and other missing details, call Credit union re: credit card, ask for boots donator contact info, appreciation letter or certificate to boots donator, index mutual aid files; watch STAS Day 20, declutter sideboard, practice new dances (Do Your Thing, Pure Movies to Wine, Beer, Whiskey, I ain’t never gonna love nobody but Cornell Crawford (Alley cat), A Little Less Broken, One Margarita, I’m so used to being broke, All Night, Nothing but You, Blame it on my beating heart, Homesick); finish mulching flowerbed, invest another 10 minutes in prepping living trust, Freddie’s for complete series TDAP <$48, get Shingrix vaccine, find and configure a screen time popup, figure out where to plant the last of the naked lady bulbs, and soon as it warms up above 50 and dries out below 60% humidity I’ll tape and spray paint those rusted areas of Aunt Elsie’s stove. Reconcile Joe’s EOB’s Thrivent shows only 2263.48 so far, next BGBS ask Terry about GB’s FD firetruck tax levy – contacts, media, advocate???, Reward: inventory seeds, plan this spring’s garden, wishlist replenishments (Milena F1 orange peppers).
    Active April:
    30: Become an activist for a cause you really believe in: let spirit of tolerance speak out, gently, lovingly, understandingly.
    Meaningful May:
    1: Make a list of what matters most to you and why. Joe and the dogs. Love.


    Thank you Barbie!
    Speaking of new beginnings, today is the first day of the friendly challenge C suggested, T and I agreed. On Aug. 15, whoever has taken off the greatest percentage of body weight, scoops up the $30 pot. I was not enthusiastic, but wanted to be a good sport. Turns out it seems to be re-setting my mind, re-thinking, re-tooling, and reviving some health habits. If my waist to height ratio improves, I’ll call it my win.

    Heather, walking, organic veggies and fresh flowers, sounds like just the tonic!
    Annie ((hugs)) That must not have been such a minor accident after all. :cry:
    Penny “. . . strong need for solitude once in awhile. . .” oh yes!
    Barbie “…learning to stay.” :laugh: Last week I returned to inside line dance class. Yes, I was the only person wearing a mask. So be it.
    Rebecca you remind me of a scene in The Lion in Winter where Eleanor of Aquitaine/Katherine Hepburn considers shocking the children with an unusual jewelry suspension…
    Katla thank goodness for your neighbors! Ah I see Michele beat me to it ;)
    Karen your home made rainbarrel looks very much like the ones we bought through Wal~Mart. Wherever did you get such a gherkin container?
    Kim your statement was enough. Some bullies just don’t get it. Good for you for sticking to your standards. :love: sea otters, watch the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s otter cam every morning before taking my blood pressure ;)
    Machka are there travel restrictions preventing people coming in to Tassie or OZ? Congrats on the 3.75 lbs taken off!
    Lisa con VERY grats on the pound and doing the happy dance that you’re feeling tons healthier.
    Margaret, :love: the … is it the N or the O? :laugh:
    KJ Brava for taking off 17 lbs in the past two months. Bravissima! And your youngest’s screen name made me laugh out loud!
    Karen you took the words out of my watering mouth.

    April Summary and May Plan

    735 steps above Jan average!
    Weight and waist improved.
    Cleaning plan failed, go back to suffering 10 mins/day.
    Stopped playing wii balance games and did no BB&B nor TC
    Change dance goal to once weekly, to match class.
    Move 21 plan review to monthly, maybe it’ll happen ;)

    April results:
    daily: sit with Joe: 100%/84%, steps=average: 6382 vs 5582 step days:57%/61%, vits=97%/100% log=100%/100% CI<CO= 87%/87% CI<250<CO=73%61% Tumble 5/10=93%/77% Shadow 5/10=97%/71% mfp=100%/100% AF=60%/52% outside= 110%/77%, up hill=103%/71% cleaning98%/88%
    wkly: BBBorTC x3=0% /0%, dance=16%/0% walk with T or Joe and the dogs or pack walk x2=78%/50%, rx=100%/80% review progress on 21 goals: bupkes/.
    monthly: board mtg=100%/100% grant=3/1
    Apr 30 141.5 Mar 31:145.3 Feb 28:142.4 Jan 31:141.3 Jan 1:145.3 Dec 1:143.3 Jan 1 2020: 142.3
    Almost back to what I was Jan 31.
    Waist: 42.5/43 back to Jan 1 whew.

    May resolve- .
    Commit to daily 10 mins BB&B, TC or wii balance and 10 mins cleaning.
    Be really present with Joe at least once a day.
    Keep up with dogs and steps.

    Daily: sit next to Joe and really pay attention for at least a little while, weigh, more steps than April average, vits, log, CI<CO, CI <250 CO, at least 10 mins training, grooming or walking both Tumble and Shadow, check in mfp, get outside, walk up hill, clean 10 mins.
    Weekly BB&B, TC or SWSY x3, packwalk x2, dance, and rX.
    Monthly: board and council meetings, grant progress, and review 21 plan.

    Surprisingly rainy/foggy/windy day so no excuse not to bring out those weights and torture bands before typing up the (2 weeks overdue) minutes.

    Lighter, lovelies!

    f8qt1s098sxm.gifBarbara, the Southern Oregon Coastie AHMOD
    April: leaner/stronger/kinder than March.
    daily: sit with Joe: 30, weigh/wii: 30/0/0; steps>5627=12656!!! vits=29, log=30, CI<CO=26, CI<250<CO=22, Tumble=28, Shadow=29, mfp=30, outside=33 up hill=31
    wkly: BB&B,T’ai Chi or SWSY x3= rx=4 dance=2, clean 30 mins=10.33, packwalk=11,
    wt=1/31:141.3 2/28:142.4 3/31:145.3 4/30: 141.5 !!!
    4/4:140.3 :grin: 4/11:140.9 4/18:143.7[sigh] 4/25: 145.1 :P mnthly: board mtg=1, grant=1, 21 plan= bonus: AF=15 play= sew= waist=42.5
    2021: choose to be leaner/stronger/kinder NOW
  • Machka9Machka9 Member Posts: 19,226 Member Member Posts: 19,226 Member
    auntiebk wrote: »

    Machka are there travel restrictions preventing people coming in to Tassie or OZ? Congrats on the 3.75 lbs taken off!


    I don't think there are restrictions right now for Tasmania. I think we are open to the whole of the mainland and New Zealand. But if a mainland state gets a case we close to that state or a part of that state for a while. If NZ got a case we'd close to them too.

    Australia as a whole is, of course, closed to the rest of the world except NZ. But they have been letting occasional relatives in as long as they go through testing and 2-week quarantines in hotels guarded by the military.

    M in Oz



  • cityjaneLondoncityjaneLondon Member Posts: 9,043 Member Member Posts: 9,043 Member
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/02/cauliflower-cake-recipe-yotam-ottolenghi

    Here is the recipe. It makes a HUGE one for about 10 people. ;) Great for company but I usually make one half the size. Today I used 100 gm feta plus some parmesan , 4 eggs and halved the flour, oil etc. Winged it, in other words. Small cauliflower.
    I'm going to serve it with a tomato and basil salad. Chunk of bread for DH.

    Love Heather UK xxxxxx
  • sh0tzz99sh0tzz99 Member Posts: 506 Member Member Posts: 506 Member
    GodMomKim wrote: »
    Hi Gals,
    I haven’t been really good about sharing and commenting.
    I have gotten both vaccine shots and May 8th with be my 14th day past shot and I will then consider myself “fully vaccinated” And I am finding it hard to get through this next transition. The transition to masks and social distancing was hard; but living in California was helpful as I was comfortable with masks, distancing, and staying home; and most of my circle were doing the same. But in the last week, I have been “bullied” by 3 folks none of them in my close circle of friends but folks that I have not seen in a year.
    An example: My garden club is “ready” to get together again, and I am not up for bigger groups, tomorrow is a garden tour about 75 folks wandering through 5 of the members gardens – of the 5 gardens chosen are small with only one exit/entry I am not attending, and the coordinator realized that I was not signed up, and decided it was appropriate to text me all the reasons I was being ridiculous. I can stand up for myself, but why can’t the statement, “I am not comfortable in doing this, so I will not be attending” just be enough….
    Yet there are things I am ready to do; my best girl friend and I decided to do a short vacation and spilt the costs as our Christmas gifts to each other. So last week that is what we did, we went to Aptos (a costal town just south of Santa Cruz) stayed 2 nights in an Airbnb and walked miles on the beaches, ate great food – all sea food and wine! Fish tacos, calamari, shrimp stuffed artichokes, grilled albacore sandwiches!!!! And took a boat tour of the Elk Horn Slough which has 4% of the world population of endangered southern sea otters – so darn cute and it is the time of year that the otters and seals have babies and we saw dozens of babies of each type
    Welcome to the newbies, best wishes to all! Sorry for such a long post.
    Smiles, Kim in Northern California

    That sounds like a very nice trip. I looked it up to see where it was. Perhaps I'll put it on my list of long weekend trips. And "I don't feel comfortable going" should be enough.

    Tina in CA
  • sh0tzz99sh0tzz99 Member Posts: 506 Member Member Posts: 506 Member
    Machka9 wrote: »
    Lagopus wrote: »
    Thanks for the new month, Barbie!

    Rebecca - I'm sorry for all you've been through recently. :s Many of you have shared similar trials and tribulations. I've never had a colonoscopy because they're not clinical routine in Scandinavia. Cancer screening is done on fecal samples. It's only if something suspicious turns up that patients have to go through the full colonoscopy. :sweat_smile:


    /Penny, feeling a bit nostalgic near the
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    It's the same here too.


    Nice photos!

    In the U.S., it's recommended we get a colon cancer screening at 50 and regularly after that. I refused a colonoscopy and did Cologuard instead. I highly recommend that route. Non invasive, very accurate, and no prep.

    Tina in CA
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