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Something to lift our spirits from these hard times.

With some of the wonderful star singers, we have lost.
Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
The message of the lyrics is mainly that we can make a change.

U.S.A. For Africa - We Are the World (Official Video)
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Thanks for your continuous encouragement and I get ready for a knee replacement and ligament repair!

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections. Anonymous

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It's Monday evening on the 17th and I just wanted to wish the BALTIMORE team good luck in the new year as I do not think I will be a part of it after this year ends.

It has been a struggle since I joined SP to be a part of this lonely and barely active team and I have tried very hard to keep it going for quite some time now.

So I wish anyone who joins in 2019 the best of luck and def encourage anyone interested to stop by my page and friend me. I will be delighted to support you along your journey to healthier living. SP has been a true inspiration and motivational tool for me since I joined in 2010 and have been extremely successful in learning to live healthier.

I'm still on this journey and never want to look back it's onward from here on out.

Peace and Blessings to all.

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Good Tuesday morning BALTIMORE,

It was a busy weekend getting all things I wanted accomplished for the holiday. Now all that's left to do is get by work and enjoy as many festivities as I can until the big day gets here.

DD1 I hope to hear good news from you about your run. When do you leave (if you haven't already) for your work trip ?

Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday and rest of the week ahead.

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Happy Healthy December BALTIMORE,

Late post today which is nice for a change, think I'll change it up on the weekends to just an evening post.

DD1 I hope your day has been a big improvement from the week. I can def feel your pain from a rough week. I don't know if you deal with the public on a daily basis but I do and it can be daunting for sure. Hope you accomplished everything you mentioned and had a good run. Will look forward to seeing your results which I'm sure were very good.

I did not go out today, I started my cards did friends and work and will work on family next week. I'm pretty much finished shopping and wrapping with the exception of maybe a few little extras since I have extra $$$. I made a pot of soup today; orzo lentil that I added cut up chicken to. It was just a packaged mix not homemade but of course I added my own touch to it too. Laundry was also completed and just a lazy rest of the day well sort. I did a few little things around the house not really worthy of speaking of. Tomorrow will bring something fun outdoors.

Tomorrow is my weigh in, closing out the evening with a glass of red.

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Hey Baltimore!

Deb it sounds like you had a super healthy day! Way to go!

I've been having a really trying week, I'm so glad it is coming to a close. My sister flies in tonight and our 5k is tomorrow. Tonight and tomorrow I'm going to work to finish my decorating. I have the inside done. I just need to do the outdoors. I'll post pictures of the final product this weekend. Too bad I'm going to have to travel for work again. I love sitting in my decorated home by the christmas tree drinking tea. Oh well I will enjoy it when I'm home.

I have a cards to finish and a handful of gifts to finish. When I get home I'll do the wrapping while Rob is working. I like getting as much as I can done ahead of Christmas so I can enjoy the movies, the activities etc, without trying to get the other stuff done on top of it.

My weekend is finishing stuff up, 5k, packing, cleaning, and flying to Arizona. What about yours?

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Hello big B town,

I had a very good busy day at work and still managed to come home with 7210 steps and a total of 30 workout mins !!! That pleases me. Dinner was light just a bowl of previously frozen ham and many bean soup. It was delish !!! So glad tomorrow is Friday.

I needed to stop at the store for milk and grapes on the way home tonight and with rain expected both days this weekend I will need to get out tomorrow evening to get one last gift for my Dad. Plans for the weekend will be spent doing my cards and laundry and probably some freezer cooking.

DD1 I have no doubt you will do a great job with the run, just remember to have fun along the way.

That's about it for today's check in so hope your evening is pleasant and peaceful.



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Hi team,

Deb, that's great your getting more steps in. You'll get back to it. I know it!. Sorry to hear about your car though. Glad you got it fixed.

Thanks for your support on the 5k. Rob and my sister are joining me on this one, so that will be fun. Last year I did this course in 47:44, so as long as I do better than that I'll be happy. My goal is to always beat my best time, but we'll see how that goes. so if I managed to hit under 46 that would be amazing. I'm doing a 30 minute run on the treadmill today, so we'll see how that goes.

What is everyone up to this weekend.

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Hello BALTIMORE,

Came home with just over 7k steps today from work was def glad to see that. It was very cold and windy so I did not take the long walk to the bldg. but walked a good bit in the morning before starting and took a few short walks around the lobby when time permitted. Breakfast was cooked oatmeal with raisins and a brown sugar and a banana. Lunch was turkey and lettuce on an 8inch WW wrap, a serv of pop chips, red grapes and a yogurt. Dinner a Power Bowl and a small left over soggy salad.

I don't think I mentioned I had to get a new battery Friday now my car seems to have a little more get up and go. The last time I had a new one was a little over 4 years ago, so I guess it was time ??? I noticed I was having some issues at times with it not starting right up as usual, and then Friday it decide it was done. Now $140 later I have peace of mind. I think I only have 1 more gift to get and I should be done my shopping. So hope to start working on those cards. Maybe tonight ???

So glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving DD1 leftovers are def one of the good things about the holiday. emoticon on your 5k and I'll be routing for you to reach that next goal, do you have a number in mind? I say you'll do 45:5 or less. Keep us posted. Sounds like you are still being mindful and ready to refocus soon. You got this girl !!! emoticon

Guess that's all folks, have a good evening.

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HI everyone,

I hope you had a festive Thanksgiving. Ours went well. We're still eating the leftovers. Our turkey Trot went well. Last year I did 48:44 this year I did 47:00 so I shaved some off of my time. My 5k record is currently 46:26.

We also got up most of the Christmas decorations. I have a few more to put up this week. I'm trying to get everything done before I fly out on Sunday. I have another 5k on Saturday. My goal is to beat my best time.

I'm not doing as well tracking wise as I could be doing, but this week I'm really just trying to keep going until my trip where I can refocus.

How are you?

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Good Monday BALTIMORE,

I had a successful time shopping this weekend, (not Friday) even got most all gifts wrapped instead of working on my cards. I will aim to do them this week.

I'm ready to be back to healthier eating this week and will do my best to keep up with my steps.

Weather looks sunny most of the week ahead but temps are seasonal (40s) so stay warm, stay dry today with rain in the forecast.

Hope your week is off to a healthy start team.

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Hello BALTIMORE,

I hope this finds you enjoying the beginning of the holiday season. I had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoyed a visit with my Dad yesterday and lunch out with my SIL after a trip to the co-op for outdoor bird seed. Today since the weather looks sketchy I'll do laundry and make soup and hold off my shopping until tomorrow. I made my step goal yesterday and stayed MINDFUL of healthy eating, will aim for good results today as well.

That's all I have for now so enjoy your Saturday team.

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11/22/18 8:14 A

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Wishing all of BALTIMORE a SAFE and THANKFUL holiday with those you love and maybe even some you don't or don't even know.


PEACE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

Deb congrats on your weight loss!!! You're a rockstar emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

This time of year gets tricky. You're doing great. Keep doing your best and you will keep making it happen.

I myself haven't touched the scale. I'm just kind of in survival mode at the moment. I'll see what happens as I go along. I'm battling some of my mood disorders at the moment and haven't been too great about tracking and remembering my meds. I need to focus on the basics I guess.

On Thanksgiving I'm doing a turkey trot with my sister. It is going to be about 20 degrees. Then I'll come home and make dinner. I'll have most of it prepped and ready on Wednesday. I'm actually making a few things tonight too. I don't want to be in the kitchen so much on Thursday I don't get to visit with my guests.

What is everyone else doing for Turkey Day?

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Happy Tuesday BALTIMORE,

Sorry I missed a few days but after Saturday I really didn't have anything to share, well I did lose 1/2 a pound but that was about it. Back to work for a nice short week with this Friday off a nice long week ahead !!!
I'm trying hard to be MINDFUL of all the things I eat but honestly am struggling a bit with so many temptations around. Small indulgences of the goodness is better than a binge so I
m not beating myself up about it just talking about it helps tho'. Steps are still within my small goal of 5k each day so for that I am thankful.

I hope you are doing the best you can as well still enjoying the beginning of the tempting holiday season with good intentions and deterrence in mind.

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Hello BALTIMORE,

it was a great day in Ellicott City shopping and walking around. Picked up a few items for gifts, had some good wine and a mezza platter to share for lunch and a good step count. Started out with quite the chill to the air but the sun brought warmth as we walked. Just a lovely day out and about and I'd say still healthy as well.

Tomorrow is my weigh in day and no matter what it says my NSV was success enough for me !!!

Hope you have enjoyed you day as well.


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11/16/18 8:48 A

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Hi Deb,

We didn't get it too bad either although my drive home was a bit nasty. I'm excited for the sun this weekend.

I love small business Saturday. I always hit up our stores in Havre de Grace. They have a lot of cute shops.

I screwed up yesterday I didn't get my steps in, but today is a new day.

I'm really glad it is Friday and my sister is here. I may check out the German Market that is downtown this weekend with some friends. I think that will be fun.

There's some drama at work which has made this week a bit trying, so I'm definitely ready for some down time and next week I am only in on Tuesday and Wednesday.



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TGIF BALTIMORE,

Well we did'nt get hit too bad here at all -well at least not my area and I hope if your area was worse that it will be gone soon, very soon !!! Looks like a sunny weekend ahead , cold but sunny and that makes it a good one.

I have plans with a friend to enjoy Small Business Saturday in Ellicott City. Great time to get some Christmas gifts and support this great historic town, not to mention getting some good steps in as well. I'll do my best to stay MINDFUL of all healthy eating also.

How about you ?

Enjoy this Friday friend !!!

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Evening BALTIMORE are you ready for some winter weather tomorrow?

I don't think the city will get to bad and what it will get is expected to wash away with the late afternoon rains. So that's what I'm hoping for.

Don't worry DD1 I too am struggling but making progress to get back to where I was with my step count. My highest we just over 13K and now I'm routinely at 5 - 6k; but we'll get there hon. Let's just keep being MINDFUL of all things healthy. That Turkey Trot should help burn up some calories for sure !!!

We had our Thanksgiving lunch from the hospital today and I thought I would be smart and took a multigrain wrap and lettuce with me to just make a turkey wrap and avoid the other carbs being served. Wellllllll I did the wrap and it was delish and I got the stuffing and the sweet potatoes to take home AND a piece of sweet potato pie. The potatoes and the stuffing are in my fridge right now but the pie never made it home. emoticon I don't feel toooo bad about eating it as it's not something I would normally do, it was good but not great but I still enjoyed it. Dinner tonight was a red pepper that I stuffed with a veggie and quinoa mixture (a frozen item I found in the store) it was really good.
Still not sure what I'll be doing for Thanksgiving day yet and thankfully I'm off on Friday too. But none of that shopping is on my to do list !!!!

That's enough for now so enjoy your evening friends.

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HI Baltimore!

Sorry I've been quiet. I've been meaning to post then I forget. How is everyone doing?

I'm back on my 10k steps a day. I'm still mad at myself that i had to start my streak over, but life goes on.

I'm still struggling at getting back on track and staying there, but maybe this week I'll be better. We have a potluck today, so yum.

Next week I do my turkey trot on Thanksgiving morning, that I am looking forward to. My sister is going to do that one with me, since she's coming for the holiday.

How is everyone else doing?

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Evening Baltimore,

I hope you have had a good healthy day and your week is going well toward your goal.

I had a cup of pasta salad with spinach, cheese cubes, and sundried tomatoes with my lunch foods today. A bit over normal calories I'm sure so dinner was mostly veggies left over in the fridge.

I walked 5723 steps at work and had 26 workout mins. Again I hope to increase that tonight.

WOW temps are really changing here, did not rise above 49 today and was raining again by the time I got home. Looks like a snowy mix is heading our way Thurs morning but no accumulation to speak of (1-2") rain should melt it away later in the day. So they say, we shall see.

Not much else to share so hope your evening is a pleasant one.

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I had a usual busy Monday at work and did my best to keep a positive attitude with grumpy people. I think weather plays a big part in the way people behave and when it's not good it reflects on some people that I have to treat with kindness. It can be hard, but when someone compliment me on the way I dealt with a particularly unappreciative person it makes all the difference in the world.
I managed to come home with 5802 steps so I reached the 5k goal maybe more before the evening ends. choices were good but dinner was switched up as I just didn't feel the same when I got home, so YES soup and a salad was on the menu instead.

Let's all keep CA in our thoughts and prayers, sounds so dreadful there

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Late post BALTIMORE,

Busy fun day for me, started out going to the local high school annual craft fair. I've lived here 20 years and have never been to this one, I saw today what I've been missing. So glad I went and even picked up a few Christmas gifts. I also bought myself a handmade ceramic cross for my wall. It's glazed to look like it is wood and worn with a beautiful circle of glass fired right into the center. I love it.
Afterwards went over a friend's house and we went for an authentic Mexican lunch - a little hole in the wall where the owners spoke or understood not much English at all. None the less the meal was delish !!! Afterwards we went to SPROUTS and Home Goods. I was home a little later than I wanted as it was almost 5:30 and getting dark.

I also have to share with you a NSV I had today. Since the weather was lots colder today I wanted to wear heavier jeans and my go to ones were just too big so I tried on a pair that I have tried on soooo many times and they didn't fit I shoved them in the back. Well you guessed it, THEY FIT !!!!!! I am so pleased I felt obligated to treat myself today; hence the cross !!

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday too.

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It's Friday evening BALTIMORE and wine time !!!!

DD1 do you drink wine? If so can you now? I was thinking maybe a wine tasting somewhere between your house and mine would be a nice get together on a Sat or Sun ?? I think some of the days you mentioned may be doable for me as well. I'll look at the calendar over the weekend and set a date with you.

So glad I have off for 2 days. Still not where I want to be in my head about work but knowing it is a good thing. I feel like I'm still trying to make that new leap. I guess I am as it's hasn't even been 2 months yet. But I'm getting there. I also have medicare on my mind that I have to make decisions on soon. and that's no picnic to figure out !!! Just things that are a work in progress in my head while still trying to enjoy my job. It just seems a little harder lately. I want this too to pass.
I'm doing a lot more praying lately about all this stuff which does give me some peace about it all. Just wish it was more peace and less thought, LOL !!!

I'm listening to 70's RB music on MPT and starting to get a little melancholy so I think I'll pour a glass and sit back and enjoy the trip down memory lane.

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Happy Thursday team

I"m a bit bummed Sunday I messed up my 10k streak and it put me in a funk.

I get my hair cut today. This weekend we're going to see Chris Young in concert. Rob had gotten me the tickets for my birthday. So Friday and Saturday morning we're doing that. Saturday afternoon and Sunday we're cleaning for our Thanksgiving/holiday prep.

I'm here the weekend before Thanksgiving and the weekend after. I fly out on December 2nd for my 3 week work trip to Arizona. December 1st I'm doing the Jingle Bell Run in Elicott City. (no idea if I spelled that right). I'm also taking off the entire week between Christmas and New Year's. So hopefully before we run out of 2018 we can get together!

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Hi BALTIMORE,

I had to go into work early this morning so did not have time to do any SPARKING before I went to work. AND my Fitbit needed charging so I could not wear it to work. I tracked my minutes of walking but have no idea how that works in leu of steps ???? oh well, it is what it is. I'm fairly sure I at least hit my 5k for the day regardless. Tomorrow is a new day.

Post a pic of your new do when you get a chance DD1, would love to see it. Still trying to work on a day that we can get together. This weekend looks like one of those days has to be spent with Dad since he's home alone this weekend. Looks like sunny but a cold weekend ahead. What are your plans?

Work is very busy and I don't know why but at least it makes the days go by fast. I'm taking good food choices to work and dinners have been on track as well. Sunday's weigh in was just 1/2 a pound down but down none the less so I was please. Will just keep working on reaching that 5k steps each day as much as possible.

That's all I got to share so wish you a good evening and start to a new day tomorrow.

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I voted!!!

How is everyone doing? I've been logging in, but forgetting to post.

I get a hair cut tomorrow. I think I'm getting a decent amount chopped off.

How is everyone doing?

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OK BALTIMORE, if you haven't already PLEASE get out there and VOTE !!!! Today is the day you get to have your say, make it happen !!!!

Have a happy healthy Tuesday team.

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Happy Sunday BALTIMORE,

Looks like it might be a nice day ? I enjoyed the day out with a friends yesterday. We went to a beer tasting over at DuCLaws Brewery in the Golden Ring area. I'm not much of a beer drinker at all but always enjoy time out with my friend. I did enjoy a few tastings of the dark stouts, not that I would buy them but as part of the afternoon out I enjoyed them. The we went out to lunch at a place I can't recall the name and I did not eat healthy at all emoticon I had 2 creamy type martinis and we shared wings and crab dip.

That is all in the past now and today is a new and will def be a better food day and no drink day. Water is my only choice today as most days are. Healthy foods will also be on the table and a nice afternoon walk in store.

I hope you are enjoying the day as well and you too will be making healthy choices.

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Hi everyone,

Sorry I missed yesterday. I got really tied up and forgot to log on when I got home.

I hope everyone is doing well. I hurt my leg somehow last night and I"m having issues walking today. Luckily I have physical Therapy for my ankle tonight, but maybe they can help my leg since I'm there.

I'm really struggling with the treats/candy etc this week. I did however do my workout last night, so I'm still pushing. Hopefully I can get re-focused this weekend and have a great November.

What are you doing to make November healthy?

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Welcome to November BALTIMORE,

Sorry I missed getting in here yesterday to wish you a good start to the month. I hope you have good plans for goals to reach by the end of the year. Think about what your goals were when the year started and where you are in relation to them? There is still time for us to shake things up a bit to get to a place that we feel good about ending the year.

I will stay focused on making good food choices and stay within portion size on anything I happen to indulge in. I would not be honest if I said I would not eat treats during the holiday season so if I stay focused on portions sizes I will know I can still enjoy the holidays and stay on track.

Have a FABULOUS Friday friends.

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Happy Halloween BALTIMORE;

DD1 not eating after dinner and going back to counting chews are the 2 challenges I've chosen for Nov and Dec for myself. I almost made 6k steps yesterday so will aim for it today. I didn't get a chance to get up as much as I had hoped yesterday at work but again I will aim for it today. Will take a look at what's going on in Nov so we can make a plan. Where are you going in Dec ?

We don't get many kids here but we have a few new neighbors with little ones this year so if my bro is going to be home I may go up to hand out some with him since they will come to his door not mine. We shall see. The weather today and this evening should be very cooperative.

Time to get the day in gear BALTIMORE, wishing you all a good last day of the month staying MINDFUL, COMMITTED, and FOCUSED on your goals !!!

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Hi team,

How did you like the movie? I've heard good things.

So funny you should mention mini challenges through the holidays. My boss just presented our branch with a challenge we will be doing starting Thanksgiving. The challenge is to walk or run a mile at a time at least once a day everyday from Thanksgiving through New Years! I am so excited for this one. I'm hoping to be competitive.

What type of challenges are you participating in?

My next 5k is the Turkey Trot on the 22nd. Then I'm going to do the Jingle Bell Run on Dec 1st. The next day I fly to Scottsdale.

Deb we need to get together one of these weekends in November before I'm gone the month of December. I'm free just about any day/night at this point. I'm busy the 9th and the morning of the 10th and I'm busy the the 19th. Other than that I'm pretty flexible, so let me know when works for you!

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Happy Healthy Tuesday BALTIMORE,

Thank you DD1, Sunday ended up being a very relaxing day just with Dusky at home and some cooking took place with some produce I needed to use. Yesterday I went to lunch and a movie (A Star Is Born) with my SIL. So my 4 days off were very full and enjoyable. Now back to reality with work.

CONGRATS on your run and your medal !!! Will look to see pics when you post.

My other team will be coming up with a few simple attainable challenges to get us thru the rough months of Nov and Dec. Will share incase there is interest here as well.

Time to get this morning in motion so have a great healthy day team.


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Hi Everyone!

I hope you're doing well. Deb sounds like you had a nice quiet weekend.

My run went really well. I beat my best time. My previous best time was 47:20 and my new best time is 46:26, so I shaved almost a full minute off of that time. Plus this race, everyone who completed the 5k got a really cool finishers medal, which made me happy. I've wanted to do a race with a medal for awhile. I know it is just a participation prize, but I'm still happy to have it. I will try to remember to post pictures. The rest of the weekend I spent working on my scrapbook. I am almost done with 2015! So this month I've caught up on 2013, 2014, and 2015. I feel really good about that.

Tonight I have physical Therapy and we're making oven baked Fajitas for dinner.

Have a great start to the week team!!

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Good Sunday BALTIMORE.

After a relaxing morning yesterday had lunch with my SIL on the way back to her house where I visited with my Dad and bro as well. Enjoyed the rest of the day at home with Dusky. Not sure what today will bring my way - yet !!! Tomorrow I am early voting and meeting my SIL for a matinee to see A Star is Born and then lunch.

I hope your weekend has been enjoyable and you did well with your run DD1. Looks like the sun may show up sometime today, I'm waiting to see it. I hope you have something in mind to enjoy as well. Temps don't look like they will reach 60. But sun will be nice to see.

Have a lovely day team.

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Good Saturday morning BALTIMORE, looks like a rainy day ahead of us.

Enjoyed a great day with my SIL yesterday. We went to lunch in Ellicott City then to the Asian market then back home. We talked and talked and drink wine and then in the evening we watched the movie The Shack. Such a good message. Ate breakfast and just the one meal of Mexican food so it was more than enough calories but not enough veggies for the day. Will make up for that today for sure. Of course did not get even my 5k steps in either and with today's weather doubt that it will happen today either. Food however will def be on track.
Not sure how long she will stay today so the rest of my day is up in the air as I type.
with all things in consideration.

I send all good wishes for the best day you can have. Just commit to doing your best.


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HI everyone,

We made it to Friday!!!!

I have PT tonight. Tomorrow is my run in the morning. Then the rest of the weekend I am hoping to get my scrapbook completed. I'm on June, and I have to get through December. I think I can do it though. I am really excited I made such a dent in my backlog.


I hope you're having a great Friday and enjoy the weekend!

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Happy Friday BALTIMORE;

Wishing you a FABULOUSLY healthy day. Make good choices and have some fun along the way.

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Good morning BALTIMORE and a THANKFUL Thursday to all'

I read this SP article this morning and thought it was great. In case you missed it do yourself a favor and give it a read.

https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mot
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Yeah looks like Saturday is gonna be rainy good luck with your 1st rain run DD1, you'll do fine for your 1st one I'm sure.

Today is my Friday and I couldn't be more happy to see it arrive. I'm looking forward to the next 4 days off. I'm getting caught up with requirements at work so that also helps take some stress off my mind. Nov is gonna be my revamp month. I want to end this year with high motivation for the new year.

Ok team let's get out there and make it a great day.

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Hey team,

Deb great to hear from you as always :) Glad you're doing well. We've made it to Thursday!

I'm kind of nervous about a 5k in the rain. I've never done a rain race before. I'm going to have to do some research on what to do to better handle the water.

I'll post my review in the bite of the week.

Have a great one Baltimore!

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Happy HUMP day BALTIMORE;

Not much going on here either DD!, just work and getting caught up there. It's moving along and I should be completed with requirements by month end.
I'm staying on track with food choices but still behind in my step count. This will change I'm sure so I'm not toooo concerned.

Sounds like you are doing fine as well and I'm sure you will do well with the 5k, yes sounds like a cold and wet weekend ahead. Def be prepared for that. I've been wanting to try that recipe so will look for your review.

Have a GREAT day team.

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HI team!

Hope you're doing well. How is your week going?

MIne has been fairly quiet. I tried working out yesterday, but I feel really stiff, so I ended up doing some wiifit yoga, ran the mile (island lap), and I felt my form was a bit off, so I decided to stop at that. My 5k is this Saturday, so I'll do my workout Thursday and just do lots of stretching the rest of the week. The weather is supposed to be a bit chilly, so not the best 5k weather, but I'll push through anyways. Maybe it will make me go faster lol.

Tonight's dinner is a spark people recipe I found called No guilt Cheese Enchiladas. I haven't had them before, but hopefully they're good. Stayed tuned.

How is everyone else doing? What healthy choices are you making?



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Happy Monday BALTIMORE and welcome to a new week of healthier living !!!

Thank you DD1 yes Dusky seems to be improving very well. He actually took a bath yesterday which involves a lot of activity for him so it was good to see he was up to that. I spent lots of time with him as well as having a productive day myself.

Went to Target found the perfect gift for my SIL birthday which I will celebrate with her this weekend. I also did some cleaning and got a load of laundry done and hope to do another tonight.

I'm ready to make a dent with the on line commitments for work this week and will go in an hour early at least 3 days to make that happen.

DD1 sounds like your weekend was as productive as it could be for you and that you did not over do it which was good. When we are feeling a bit under the weather it is smart not to over work ourselves. Don't worry you will do fine with the 5k when it comes around.


Let's all make this week as healthy as possible, WE CAN DO IT staying strong together !!!


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Happy Monday Team.

Deb, I'm glad Dusky is happy and getting healthy! Hang in there for work, you're right transitions take a lot of time. How did your weigh in go?

I got my workouts in on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was a shorter workout than what I wanted, but my body still felt a bit achy and stiff, so I settled for a mile run with my wiifit and some yoga to stretch out. Sunday I did my full 40 minutes including running two miles with the wiifit. It's easier than outdoors or on a treadmill, but it still gets the heart going which is the goal. I'd been hoping to run outside to train a bit more for my 5k, but the wind was pretty intense and my husband felt since I was recovering still it was better to stay indoors. I'll just have to see how the 5k goes I haven't done any outdoor running since my last one.

I got the meal planning done, so that was good. I've been spending a lot of time scrapbooking and I have really made a dent in my backlog, which is fabulous. I do a yearbook scrapbook for each year. I was able to complete 2013 and 2014 (they'd both been started, but not finished) and I was able to start 2015 and am at around June. I'm hoping to finish 2015 by the end of the week.

I need to get on the scale and do some measurements.

How is everyone else doing?

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TGIF team BALTIMORE,

Oh DD1 I am so sorry to hear you weren't feeling well and I hope you are on the mend. Don't fret these things happen and interfere with our life at times. Surprised yu even got your steps in but good for you hon.
Dusky is still improving seems like a slow progress but progress none the less, he seems happy, so that matters a lot. Work is coming along, slow but transition takes time. I'm hanging in there too. Always glad when the work day is over. Thanks so much for asking.

Today I am mentally prepared to just make it a good day and stay focused on making good choices, being kind, smiling at everyone, and wine when I come home, LOL !!! Sunday is my weigh in so will do my best to stay mindful of all good things.

Hope your day is filled with goodness and healthiness as well. TTFN


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Hey team,

sorry for my absence, I've been a bit under the weather. I will catch up today.

Deb, how is Dusky? How is work?

Despite being under the weather I did get my steps in, but not my workout yesterday and my diet has been bad the last two days, but here's to getting back on track today.

Have a great day team!



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Good evening BALTIMORE,

As this Wednesday comes to an end I thought I better pop in before it's over. I hope your day has been a good healthy one, for me it has been another busy one and a good one as well. I made good food choices that I prepped last night for work but still did not get many steps in but did walk a different route from the garage to the building which was a bit more strenuous. So I think that may have burned a few more calories in light of the lower steps I am getting in. The weather was pleasant enough this morning to enjoy the walk. I did the same when I left work as well. Stopped at the grocery store for some essentials and was only up for soup for dinner that I had thawed from the freezer.

I did get 2 more things completed at work for the transition but still more to go. It will get done in my committed time frame of end of the month.

DD1 I hope your day has been a success in whatever you made your focus. I'm sure you did.

I will end for now with not much else to share so have a pleasant evening team.

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Happy healthy Tuesday BALTIMORE,

I am really trying to keep moving forward with the work thing and will really be glad when all my requirements are completed so I can sit back and just get back to enjoying going to work and do what I do there. It is really a blessing in my life that I can make a difference in some people's day just by smiling and sharing good thoughts/words with them.
I will keep trying to make the time to get up and move as the day goes on I've prepped healthy food choices for work last night and am ready for a healthy day today.

DD1 I love that you are not beating yourself up and that you know that you can do what you set your mind to do. It may take a little longer but you WILL make it happen. Enjoy this new day we are given.

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HI everyone.

You're doing great Deb! Keep it up. I hope work is better this week.

I don't have much going on. I was a bit under the weather yesterday. I was just run down and frozen.

I had a quiet weekend, nearly have my scrapbook complete.

I didn't get my run in. I can't seem to get that 4th day of working out in. Maybe this week will be the week. I work out today, then Thursday and hopefully Saturday and Sunday.

Today's a new day though. Here's to tracking, working out, taking my meds, and having a good day.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

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Hello and wishes for a healthy week for the team,

Thank you DD1 for being here for me to support and for your support to me. Wish there were more of us but I'm thankful for you.

Good to hear Rob's recovery is coming along hope he's back to himself soon. Did you get your run in? I'll be cheering you on for your 5k on the 27th.

I know i'm late posting today but I want to wish us a good start to a new week.

My day was filled with good food choices but steps are still way under what I was at in the Spring. Work is still putting a little pressure on me to get the requirements completed. I MUST have them completed by the end of the month and then I can breathe and hopefully get back to walking.

Let's all stay strong, and focused on our goals to reach before the new year begins. It's gonna be the hardest time of year but we can do it.

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Hi everyone! Happy weekend.

Rob's recovery seems to be going smoothly. I got a small workout in this morning and I have a handful of errands to run today. Then I am hoping to get my closet switched around this weekend and get more scrapbook time in. Between Rob's recovery and the weather it seems like a good indoor weekend. I normally don't haul my scrapbook stuff downstairs, but I think tomorrow I may get some scrapbook time in while I watch football.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to do an outdoor run in the morning. I'm doing really well with running with the wiifit but running outdoors is very different challenge. My next 5k is October 27th! I'm hoping to have an all new record for myself.

Have a healthy weekend team!

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Happy weekend start BALTIMORE;

DD1 I hope your hubby is recovering well from his procedure and after a very productive day you ad I hope you enjoy the weekend as well. Just do your best to make this lowkey weekend as healthy as possible.

I hope to spend some time with my Dad today and perhaps an afternoon with a friend tomorrow.
Not much else on my plate either but will make the most of it in a healthy way however I can.

Make good choices team !!!

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10/12/18 7:59 A

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It's Friday Again!!!

How is everyone doing?! Deb I hope work improves soon!!! Hang in there.

My husband had a minor procedure yesterday, so I took the day off to take care of him, it ended up with me getting a lot done while he rested. I felt very productive. I had laundry going, got some vacuuming done, dusted, spent some time with my wiifitu and felt pretty accomplished. I'm working from home today to keep an eye on him.

I don't have much to say. Not too much going on this weekend. I'm going to switch my seasonal clothes this weekend, since it is suddenly fall weather and watch football. Other than that we have a low key weekend ahead of us. What is everyone else up to?

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A quick hello BALTIMORE and a warm welcome to a new team member Cruisewithemily hope to see you more often as well.

I rec'd some not so good news at work about my job duties but it all ended well and something I can live with. At least for the time being. This new company is very unpredictable in my opinion. Everyday seems to bring something new and not so pleasant to deal with. I'm trying to stay positive. Just seem to be glad when every work day ends these days.

DD1 you are really kickin your work outs into high gear and I bet you will be seeing good results with your next weigh in. WTG girl !!! Hope you enjoyed a day of rest. Yes the storm is def a dangerous one for those in it's path, thankfully we will be spared with the exception of some wind and rain but nothing to serious. If our rain isn't too hard your grass could get a good watering.

Not much more to add to conversation but surely hope we all are on track toward healthier living. Have a good evening team.

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HI everyone,

Happy Hump Day. Deb keep that positive attitude and those good days will be here before you know it. So Happy Dusky is doing better!!!

Addi, Keep joining in! It is great hearing from you.

Oh I hadn't thought of making it a casserole. YUM and great idea!!! I may copy your brilliant plan because that would be more manageable for Thanksgiving crowds. and so much healthier than some of the side dish options.

I'm glad we're getting rain since I've planted grass, but I hope it isn't too much and it looks like it could be a dangerous storm especially for those in the south. Stay Safe!

Getting back on my workout schedule has been going pretty well. I skipped Saturday, but I worked out Sunday and Tuesday. In a perfect week, I would like to workout Tuesday, Thursday, Sat, and Sunday. I guess I need to work my way up to it a little more. So maybe for now 3 days a week is okay. I've been doing well staying in range most days. I even tracked last weekend.

Today's a "rest day" so I'm using my spare time in the afternoon with my new schedule to work on a scrapbook. Having the extra time in the afternoon has been helpful.

Have a great Wednesday!!!

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Good evening everyone in BALTIMORE,

It was another busy day at work so not able to get good extra steps in there. But better days are coming, I'm staying positive on that one !!! Will just continue to do the best I can to work my way back to where I left off.
Dusky is doing better each day so that is a big relief for me. Each day when I come home he is so happy to see me. Just have to work on his gaining some weight.

Addi good to see you pop back in and great job with your steps at work, WTG girl !!!!

DD1 I loved the recipe you shared and will def give it a try however I think if I do it as a side for Thanksgiving dinner I will make it into a casserole for a crowd. I think it will go over well.

Looks like we may get some remnants of the hurricane in the panhandle later this week. Stay alert and safe everyone and maybe all will get is a little wind and rain, emphasis on 'little' !!!

Enjoy the evening friends.

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10/9/18 11:28 A

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Hi everyone!!

Deb Glad to hear Dusky got a good report!!! Addieper welcome back!!! Way to get your steps in. Well done!!

I don't have much to say today, but I have a new bite of the week, so check it out!!!

Have a great Tuesday!!!

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10/9/18 10:24 A

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Good morning Baltimore. I just finished walking the building. We have four floors. I each floor taking the stairs. Have a great day. emoticon

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Good Monday BALTIMORE,

DD1 sometimes a weekend of nothing is just what we need, glad you got to enjoy one.

Mine was uneventful except for the good Dr report for Dusky. That was enough to keep me happy. I managed to go to Walmart and the grocery store and had a great conversation with my SIL, so I'm not complaining. There is a shred event going on this Saturday in the hood so hope I can get all my shredding stuff together to get there.

Here's to a new week of all good things healthy team. Let's make it happen !!!!

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Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend. We didn't get to the painting, but we did get some other stuff done around the house that needed to be done. Other than that we had a fairly quiet weekend. I opted to not do the 5k on the 13th of this month. I am just going to continue to train for my 5k on October 27th.

Deb, keep keeping us posted on Dusky!

Have a good night team!

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Hello BALTIMORE and TGIF !!!

DD1 thank you sooo much for your support and concern. It really means a lot. I am trying to do the best I can with my steps altho it doesn't amount to much it is still better than not at all. My food choices thankfully have been on the healthy side so that's a good thing. Will see what the final numbers on the scale are this Sunday for my weigh in. I pray the blood work for Dusky will not turn up anything to serious. I'm sitting on pins and needles.

It surely sounds like you really do have a handle on things and some good plans for the weekend ahead.

Stay strong and never give up team.

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We made it to Friday!!!

I hope everyone is doing well. I'm so glad it is Friday.

Yesterday I was successful in meeting my small goals! I was proud of that. Today is a rest day for me, where I just focus on my step count. I have Physical Therapy this afternoon and then we're going to First Friday in town, so I should be able to get some good steps in this evening walking up and down our main street.

This weekend, I'm hoping to get some painting done, decorate for fall/Halloween and watch some football. What is everyone else up to?



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Hi Balitmore,

Happy Thursday! How did you like the weather yesterday? I thought it was absolutely wonderful!!!

Deb, you're doing great!! You'll get your steps back on track in time. Right now, you've got your feathered friend to care for :)

So I have some mixed feelings about yesterday. I gained three pounds since July BUT BUT BUT there are some factors. My body is returning from an arid climate and plane travel, so I could easily be experiencing some water retention. I weighed at 430 on a Wednesday afternoon versus an early Monday Morning and weight fluctuates a few pounds during the day anyway. I've also probably gained some muscle mass back from surgery and my Yuma workouts, so that could impact the scale too, so I should consider doing my measurements. The next factor is, for IVF I was taken off some of my medications, so my body is adjusting to the reduction in those as well. Now that I'm home until December (hopefully) I can get into my routine like I had before. Workout Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday with a light workout Wednesday if I feel like it and then the other days focus on my steps. ON a positive note my blood pressure was 109 over 73, which i was told is really good, so despite being heavy my blood pressure is holding strong, I think that is largely due to eliminating the diet coke from my diet. I think last time i was there it was 125 over 86 so not super high, but enough they were watching it, so I feel pretty good about that.

The new NPRN was really nice, Very different than the person I was seeing previously, but I liked her enough to continue the program, so that is another point in the relief column.

So the plan we agreed to going forward, is to stay off of the scale for two weeks. In two weeks weigh in at home and email her. If at that point I see a change in the scale, I continue the program I'm still on. If I don't see a drop, we cut my carbs a bit more for awhile and see how I progress with the reduction in carbs.

Long story summarized, I didn't like what the scale said, there are logical reasons for it, I just need to keep going and focus on getting better and back to my routine.

So today's goals, get the steps, stay in range, eat the food I brought with me, and get my wiifit workout in this afternoon after work.

What are you doing today to meet your goals?

Have a great Thursday everyone

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Happy HUMP day BALTIMORE,

DD1 thank you so much for your well wishes for my little feathered boy. He's all I have to be responsible for and I take it very seriously. I will surely keep you posted, thanks again it means a lot to me as does your consistent support with my step struggle.

You are doing great regardless of what the scale numbers may reflect as things are working in your favor in so many ways. Just keep that in mind and you will be fine. Your goals today inspire me and I will do the same.

I'm ready to make this day as positive as it can be and will not let obstacles get in my way. Healthy foods prepped last night for work, an idea for dinner floating in my head and breakfast of cold cereal with banana and skim will give me the start I need to make it happen.

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday BALTIMORE !!!!


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