Why does everyone assume?

That exercise has to be things like working out at a gym, walking, running, swimming, etc??? I don’t do any of those but I “exercise” hard several days a week…by renovation projects. Right now, I am demolishing a bathroom down to the studs. And in an hour, I can work up such a sweat, I’m dripping (and it’s 62 in the house), can lose a pound or two in an hour or two..yet, when talking about exercise, this kind of activity is not mentioned.

Anyway, I’m holding steady at 135 for right now…and spend a couple of hours each day taking apart a bathroom.


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We got back online last week…only took three weeks to get internet/phone/ and cable! Boy are we out of the loop…we tried to not use the mifi any more than we had too and I still went over my monthly allowance in 10 days. But that is all sorted now…took the installers only a few mins to get everything hooked up.

Then last Thursday I saw a vein specialist to deal with my varicous veins. The nurse who did all the stuff ahead of time was asking my height and my weight. I answered 5’4″ and 136 (gained back one from my original goal of 135) and she looked at me and said “no way you could weigh that much, you are such a tiny thing!” ME!!! Tiny!!!! I sure don’t see it in the mirror.

And the house is coming together. We also got a puppy this past week…an 11 week old Golden Retriever/Boxer mix. We’ve been building a fence (actually rebuilding as the old fence got taken down because it looked so bad) and building a doghouse out of re-purposed packing crates. Here is a shot of my husband and the almost complete doghouse:











I was told by a friend that it wasn’t big enough…I asked how big it needed to be…she replied “big enough to add the dog as well”.



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We got some bikes yesterday

And took our first ride this morning while it was still cool enough.  Last bike I was on was almost 40 years ago and had standard handlebars (no gears) and one speed. Plus you braked with your feet.

These are DBX bikes, mine is a Comfort bike, dh has a Mountain bike. Great feeling riding this morning, nice and cool.


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Out of town for my five month update

Headed to my daddy’s and spent the night there on Tuesday, then Wed he, my husband and I headed to Jacksonville, FL for my aunt’s memorial service and for my cousin’s (her only son), retirement service from the Navy.

We did get my measurements and I waited til this morning for my weight. Lost three lbs this last month. Makes me down a total of 51 lbs since surgery, 55 lbs since my sign in weight at the surgeon and down 91.8 lbs from my highest weight. I however, did not lose any inches this month.

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Memorial Day

Thank you to all the service men and women who have served our country and thank you to the families who died in service or because of their service.

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” – Douglas MacArthur

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” John Adams

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae (1872-1918)

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Seems I need to read my own post

On breaking a stall…yeap, I’m in one and so is hubby. Granted it’s still technically a slow down as it’s only been a week but it seems forever.

I’m 13 lbs from being a normal BMI and right now it may as well be 100!!! And what is it with all the food and diet commercials? They are all over the place.

But I know I need to get my nighttime hunger under control. So far I’ve kept it fed with carrots and radishes but it will explode if I am not careful.

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