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pickles37

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2005 2:13:08 AM

Here you will find people that desire to loose weight and love to talk about that and lots of other things! Join the fun as we chat away!
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 11:06:27 AM

Even traveling for the day I can't wait to get back home and relax. Around here, I'm picking up the first grader three days a week but that is the most I'm usually doing, other than bills, running out to errands, or computing.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 5:54:02 AM

It seems that getting back home and returning to a routine that I have more control over is definitely helping me in my weight-loss efforts. Yes, I still snack, but only what I choose to snack, things I buy myself and can buy in quantity, make room for in OUR refrigerator or cabinets so I can eat a little whenever I need to fight the hunger without adding a lot of calories or other bad factors to my intake. Plus, my activities are returning to normal, which is important.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:01:02 AM

My 2 car garage is really a 1.75 car garage as it would never have fit two full size vehicles with the furnace on the one side. I can't believe they were so chincy when they built the house.

It was a 3 bedroom home (before I put the 4th bedroom in). When I checked the ceiling insulation I had about 1 inch to 3 inches - (garbage). The garage had NO insulation in the ceiling. My A/C would never keep up with the outside temperature and the house would drift up to 83 degrees in the hot 96 degree summer. The building inspectors should have been fired!

I put R-40 insulation in the roof. Now the A/C is "kind of" keeping the house comfortably but I do have the extra ~400 sq. foot of garage I'm air conditioning. Much better than before the insulating.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 4:29:20 AM

Our garage alternates between the traditional place to park one of our vehicles (though it is a two-car garage) and a work place/storage place/mess. It is carpeted, but the only heat it gets is from being attached to the house (warmer than outside but not as warm as inside).
It is a nicer, roomier place for me to use my exercise equipment for a month or two, that is for sure.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 1:12:22 PM

I do the 5 "just for fun" to get my 5 for the day then search for the others I want to respond to. I don't have to worry about getting the minimum in then.

My garage isn't a garage anymore now that I have more people in the house. It's officially a 4th bedroom with carpeting, A/C, heat, etc. It's been that way for about 5 years.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 5:24:17 AM

Yeah, I used to do those "just for fun" things, but I have enough in "off topic" and other categories that I do regularly that I don't bother any more.
I started cleaning out the garage yesterday so wife can park her car in it, which she prefers to do so she can just get out of her car and into the house. She was pleased, but suggested that, while the weather is still good for a few months, I could move some of our exercise equipment out there to give me more room to get a good workout. Some men might take that the wrong way, like, "Get your fat @$$ out there and ..." but I appreciate it. Out son will probably make good use of it for a while, too. It will also make it easier for me to move around my workshop for a while (where most of the equipment is now) and get it cleaned up/more organized again before we move the stuff back there.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 9:53:31 AM

How dumb I am. I posted "fun" here instead of the other forum. I'm glad your son drove in Chicago to get the experience. I try to tell people that it is no biggie, just staying in your lane and knowing where you're going.

With a programmed GPS it makes it so much easier also. Glad all returned safely.
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 9:49:18 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 5:12:45 AM

Our respective trips both went well yesterday. Our son actually drove all the way into Chicago. Wife drove for a little while on the way back. I, on the other hand, drove the whole way, both directions, but I had a shorter distance.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 1:32:53 PM

Wow, a change in assignments huh. Usually it's the guy that seems more confident driving in big cities. Good luck to all of you and keep it safe. The difference in speeding and being safe is perhaps a half hour.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 11:10:18 AM

Wife has a doctor appointment in Chicago, but I can't take her because I have a meeting in Champaign, so our son will drive most of the way there and back, but SHE will drive in Chicago because HE doesn't feel confident in the big city.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:26:19 PM

I didn't see the avatar with the baby until you mentioned it. She is sure a cutie!!

Glad you have a call in to the neurologist. Remember it's called a "practice" for a reason and I always figure it's them 'practicing' on me.

Sometimes you know your body better than they 'think' they do. I found that out with the 2 new doctors I had and they found that out also after coming to the conclusion they couldn't do any more for me (when I had the pneumonia for 3.5 months last year).

They finally gave me the 4 day infusions that I requested months before, that finally got rid of the pneumonia. Looking back at how bad I was, I was close to expiring. After giving up on me they talked to the "seasoned doctor" who runs the practice and he did the 4 day infusions. He did that several years before and that took care of me at that time, also.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 1:55:04 PM

Wife says the blackouts and other irregularities seem to have come on shortly after I started taking tecfidera, an M.S. drug. I have a call in to my neurologist.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 10:19:03 AM

That's great that the doc feels you are doing well, although the blackouts aren't so nice. Hopefully all your electrolytes are in order so that isn't one of the reasons for the blackouts.

Maybe you could be dehydrated or new medicine causing problems. When the doc. prescribed niacin (Vitamin B3) for me, it totally messed me up. I got tired and confused, sleeping 3-4 times a day. Funny things happen when there is a slight imbalance in electrolytes due to intake of something else.

Whatever the cause is, be careful and stay safe. I had a problem (actually fell asleep) while driving due to sleep apnea. It sure brings things up to a head quickly. I quickly saw a sleep doc. and got the CPAP machine. All problems solved with the machine.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 10:07:44 AM

By the way, I changed my photo to one of our newest grandchild. She is a real cutie and no picture can ever capture or express her beauty.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 9:50:34 AM

Interesting doctor appointment. Wife and I had ours together, in the same exam room (we have done this before, so that isn't new). My blood pressure was 117/67, the best I have been in years and even lower than my wife's (she is always lower than me--well, almost always). Interesting discussion about my prescription drugs and changes we might make and surprisingly, doc was satisfied with the weight I lost since my appointment last month. I have been having some "episodes" that included blacking out sometimes--conclusion is: I am having seizures and need to talk to my neurologist. Doc said that, even though these attacks only happen when I am sitting down, resting, it may be a response to my increased exercise (just can't win, huh?).
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 11:05:13 AM

Remember when people have stress, many times they can't stay on the same regimen they should be on. Your family sure has had stress.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 6:38:42 AM

Today wife and I both have appointments with our internist (same doc for both of us). I am pretty confident he will not be happy with my progress in the weight department, but what can I say? I have other questions/problems to address too.
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 11:38:14 AM

GB, Congrats on the 2 pound loss. So much better than a 2 pound gain!! I should get on the band wagon even if it is just to totally cut sugar out (white bread, low calorie soda). I was watching Dr. Gupta and he said sugars are worse than fat's.

"By bad food, the doctor means the obvious things such as table sugar, honey, syrup, sugary drinks and desserts, but also just about every processed food you can imagine, where sugar is often hidden, yogurts and sauces, bread, even peanut butter.

And what about the manmade often vilified sweetener, high fructose corn syrup?

(on camera): Is it worse than table sugar?

LUSTIG: No, it's the same thing. They're basically equivalent. The problem is they're both bad. They're both equally toxic.

Sugars worse than fats
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 9:29:07 AM

Well, despite being in the hard-to-control settings I have been in over the past 3 weeks, I lost 2 pounds. Not sure if my doc will be impressed by that, but I am back at my old diet & exercise routine, hoping to get the weight loss engine running.
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 7:52:35 PM

There's always work to do at home. It's always great to be settled once again at home though. I wish the bills weren't so high. Seems like two steps forward, one step back.
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 10:08:49 AM

I made it back home, miss the little ones already, but now have to get some sleep before I attack all the tasks waiting for me here.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 2:41:11 PM

GB, if you don't lose a bit, remember the next best thing to losing is staying the same. I've stayed the same for many years and with my wonderful veggie buffet today my tummy's totally full to the brim.

OK, I did have 4 servings of soups also and they too were totally delicious.

Be very safe on your trip as I'm sure the roads are very busy this 2014.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 5:33:27 AM

One more day with our new granddaughter and our 2-year-OLD grandson before we head back to Illinois tonight. It seems everyone is concerned about me driving back overnight, but I prefer night driving. It might be better for my wife, too, as she might sleep during a good portion of the trip. Tomorrow morning will find us back in our own house for the first time in two weeks for me and three weeks for my wife (she went directly from 1 week in the hospital in Chicago to Minneapolis). Once home, I will have to weigh myself to see how I did with my weight program (or how much damage I did). I really tried to be good and got some exercise too.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 12:21:25 AM

Wife decided we will leave the Minneapolis area after the 2 year old grandson goes to bed tomorrow (Saturday) night and drive through the night. Who knows when we will reach our destination, with how many stops along the way and for how long. I could drive straight through (I have on several occasions before) with no stops for gas, food, bathroom breaks, or anything else, but wife will need many stops.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 11:46:06 PM

I'm heading for a 50 minute drive tomorrow, Saturday and I'm dreading it. It's my brother's 90th birthday and we will be going out to lunch at our favorite restaurant (Sweet Tomatoes).

I have almost all of my bills taken out of the checking account. I have 2 that I pay manually. In the past, I've forgotten a bill now and then, and the penalty is too much (about $25 - $35) so I don't do it anymore.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 9:41:19 PM

Now, my mission is to be ready to return home (10+ hour drive normally, plus extra time for all the stops wife needs for her medical conditions). May be tomorrow or Sunday, but I doubt we will stay past then.
I look forward to returning to my routine, sleep schedule, diet, exercise, taking care of things around the house and the clinic (mowing lawns, maintenance, etc...), paying bills (must have a huge stack waiting for me), etc... I haven't weighed myself since I left, but I have tried to be good. I have another doctor's appointment on Tuesday to check my progress.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 11:18:42 PM

EXCELLEMT on your son passing the bar exam! You family is surely on a roll. Don't stop to look back. Keep the prayers going for all of them.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 9:44:01 PM

On top of the blessing we received yesterday, today our son (the new father) just received notification in the mail that he PASSED THE BAR EXAM for Wisconsin. I still won't call him Escquire, but I am very proud of him.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 11:54:07 PM

Congratulations to all of you!! A beautiful baby girl from Heaven! Thank you Lord!

She certainly is a present from the Lord and Heaven and how people don't realize that miracle, is unbelievable.

Please congratulate the whole family from your GB friend and family.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 11:00:06 PM

A beautiful baby girl, named Bryn Holly, was born to our son and daughter-in-law at 3:18 pm today. She was 8 lbs 4 oz and 20 1/4 " long. Mom and daughter (and father) are doing fantastic (grandma and grandpa aren't bad either).
Some people feel like they are getting old(er) when they get grandchildren. We feel we are getting closer to heaven from the blessings we are receiving.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 9:48:23 AM

They did a similar thing with my GD, telling her they couldn't do it on the day they said, as they had too many that were in a more urgent way and had to deliver them first. They held her off until the next day before inducing her.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 11:37:14 PM

Can you believe it? Our son called (as they said he should) around 6 am, telling them EXACTLY what he was told to say, but they blew him and his wife off, saying to call back at around 9 & ask for Georgia (one of the nurses). He called back and was told to call back later, at 10, then at 11, and then they called him just before noon and said it wasn't going to happen (unless she began natural labor) until tomorrow. So, our daughter-in-law is still with baby and we are still waiting for them to induce her or her contractions to get stronger. Tomorrow should be the big day, but then we thought that 24 hrs ago.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 12:05:34 AM

Your daughter has to feel extremely relieved to know it's today for the birth. My GD was ecstatic to finally end the 9 month ordeal.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:44:48 PM

Well, the daughter-in-law did not have the baby today, so they will induce her tomorrow. We are all ready for the blessed event.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:37:53 AM

God will be visiting your daughter's house pretty soon with one of His most wondrous miracles. When I hold the GD's 45 day old baby boy I feel very close to God. What a great feeling!

Glad you and the wife are feeling better. Do you think it was from the virus that's going around?
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 10:19:23 PM

I am doing better, with lingering symptoms, and wife/grandma is improving as well. Looks like grandbaby will be holding out until they induce her on Tuesday. We are getting the house so clean and ready for the new baby!
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 9:55:51 AM

There also has been a virus type thing going around that had severe abdominal pain (where some little ones were crying), nausea, diarrhea with some people, (gastrointestinal problems).

My sister in California warned me about it last week as all her kids had it, but I told her we had it here in Florida also. About 5 of the relations got it here, sometimes 4 days later, after contact with others.

I'm glad I didn't get it but I tried staying away from others.

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:25:47 AM

To add to all the drama, I had some sort of attack this morning (possibly starting last night). Wife thinks it was a combination of MS and low blood sugar. I became incoherent with abdominal cramps, back pain, nausea and splitting headache. By noon I was feeling a bit better. Wife now thinks I might be having problems with my gall bladder (I don't think so).
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 12:36:47 AM

Make sure the wife does have those antibiotics with what she has gone through. She sure doesn't want something to start up somewhere else with the previously infected tooth. Boy, she is going through the wringer.

Tuesday will seem like a month for the new mommy.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:59:51 PM

We blame the air pressure changes from flying, but yesterday brought a bad toothache that turned out to be infected. So, my wife saw TWO different "dentists", the second being an oral surgeon, today. Now she is minus a tooth with a lot of pain. She is taking more pain meds and more antibiotics now, too. What are we going to do about her? She is starting to come around now, at almost 9 pm, but she is in misery.

Also, still no baby. If the little one doesn't come on her own, mommy will be induced on Tuesday.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:21:00 AM

Glad to hear that grandma made it in time but sad to hear mommy isn't quite ready to deliver yet. It is a long journey for mommy.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 7:55:14 PM

Wife flew to Chicago this morning and will fly back tonight. She didn't miss the birth of her granddaughter, though. Mommy is still hanging in there, but eager to get it over.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:54:26 PM

I hope the baby comes in a decent time period so mom doesn't have a long labor. I worried like heck until the little one came for granddaughter.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 4:00:37 PM

As I type this, mommy and daddy are at the OB/Gyn office for routine, scheduled prenatal appointment. We are hoping doc will strip or rupture the membrane or just tell them to go directly to the hospital. Just in case, grandma is shopping for food for supper. If she starts making the meal and then we have to rush to the hospital, it will go to waste, but we will be happy to have the baby come.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:12:40 AM

Good morning GB. I understood the push was a push lawnmower. You made no mistake in your writing. A great exercise machine for sure. I remember those old days with the push along with the old dog days of summer.

Without A/C and sweating through the oldie days of drenching heat I swore I'd have A/C throughout the rest of my life.

I know the + days of past due are terrible for the mommy. My granddaughter made the decision to have it induced as she was going crazy with the wait and the uncomfortableness of the wait. We're praying for the health of the baby and the mommy here.
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